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'■ Cumberland;  b.^c. Wednesday, September 4. ^oi
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jg&^Make your.purchases of Dress
- .► » Goods now "and"  Save £ 25cts <on
every,l$1.Q0:" "     .      . ,      ^ ,//
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You'can save, the, same''amount
- and more on many lines of Stioes.
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.Ladies .Blouses and White
Goods we.'are offering at Prices
to Clear them out* / ;   * y
tfiGr.On Men's andjBoys .Clothing
;!\ou can-also save'25 percent. -. j>''
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[r""i7 r~'^V^'7^ >:|:¥he above.are;SPOT CASH^rices.;.^:
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London, Aug.'23—Lord Kitchener,, in a despatch- from Pretpria
'dated todav^says:/»Coi. Williams,
aft(-r a sharp, fi'ght on Aug.'19, cap-
tured in the yicinily' of Ederkdorp,
Transvaal, a Boer " convoy oF-80
wagons, loaded * with 'ammunition'
ahd suppiies, much stock^and' 18
prisoners, including -theT'Landrosis^
of Bloemhof and Dutit.sand a, tele-,
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grapher with complete wire tapping
apparatus.   -    „   '   ,„    ;"    (j    " -
■^Capetown, Aug.. ^rd.-pA   fresh
k  ' s y ~ ~'
order proclaiming martiallaw has^
been istued providirigfor'the* clos-'
ingcf "all^country -stores "dn- ihe
Quetnsiown district, abd's1 requiring
that, allgoods likely to;'be ^useful to:
the"enemy shall be taken^to certain
specitiedl, sioies -. and."- i«i bidding
couniryrresidence'sachave1 in Jtheir
"   .   , - *•.■'•»      r '    "
, phbiebsioil more than* a" w eek's'^pro-'
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.vitiuns. ; -''}■■ -• < rl-'"/"-■'-• ■" -- «-.
., -London; Aug. 26ih—A-despatch ;
from-Lord Ivitcliener/says*.. "Since
Aug. 19th, thirty-two,"""Boers have
been akilied, , and »79 r,have, been
made" prisoners and 185 "hav^';sux-_
rendered," ' including^Kruger, ''a
nepiu w of 3ihe 'Vex-Presideht.-' The
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Estimate of Amount of Gold on  the
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when you want-
Furniture, Carpets,   Lin-
oleums, Wallpaper,.
Or Any'hing in the
- fjoiise Fii'Pijist]iii»g""^iqe
i^^Ifc will PAY YOU t.) Correspond with   us.    t We  Manu-.
:*-     factnre or Import in   Car  Lots  and   carry  the  Biggest'
-As-O'tmenfc m the West '
Direct from  the   Gait
Knitting Co.
i columns 'are meeimgVrwiih  no   a'p-
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ipreciable^oppofcUionin  Cape C0I07
aiy', .f Thu lebeis ?und aTnied - bands'
are hiding '/and  avoiding. our"- col: -:
' umus'wiih some 'SuccesV.^ - General
taeattoi/aioiie having neendn" cJoly-"'
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^tactfwi.h 'lUe commando of Scheep^- *
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ly, whom'he its driving-north. -  -   «
-:-! The-London Times' of $ a recent
^datesa^s: -We'Have received the
tulluwiiig fruiii^ ihe admiralty: "H.
M.'Destioyer Viper grounced on
the KeuoLqutt Kock, aiear 'Aldei-
ney, during a fog1 on Saturday evening, and tins it is feared, .become a
total wreck.    No lives were iobt.''
Betting setjro& to favor S nam rock
Ii. A Chicago man has „laid $K0
10 $50 on Lipion's boat,—Time .
Helena, Munt., Aug. 23rd- D. C.
Munay, of Salt Lake, general superintendent of tue Rocky "Mountain
Telephone Comptiny,( is here ai.d
announc.s lhat an agreement has
been reacned between his company
and theNoithwebt Company where-
by theie will be at once constructed the mibsiug telephone link between the oceans.
The Rocky Mountain ^ Company
will build from its present eastern
terminus at Billings to Miles City,
and the Northwest horn its North
Dakota terminus to the same place,
thu8 forming a complete circuit via
New York, Chicago, the Twin cities,
Helena, Portland, and from Boston
to San Francisco and Los Angeles-,
undisputedly the longest line of di
rect communication in the world.
Some difference of opinion exists
as to the amount of gold 'on* ,hoard
tbe Islander when sho' went <■ down.
'The estimate ranees from one-quar-
ter of a .million up to two millions,
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while in some quarters the ill-fated
"      .''  y
pteauser is said to have had  one of,,
the largest  consignments  o    'treasure yet brought out.    Possi, ly the
' exact amount will never be known,
as a number of -individual  fortunes
were lost." Constable Joyce ^of  the
Mounted' Police,    who-r hasp been
stationed at.. Dawson,   says  there,'
'were four, boxes of barik gold -con-
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taining'250."poundseach, or a total*
of .1,400 cpour.ds. *   Estimating-.: itE
Tough'lyxat- $200 ppr-^pounol/Vjsybuld x
bi ing the amount'up  to, ^280,000'.i
, Then there were individual aujonnts
Buch as that ql Mr^Hart,-some   of
w^hich had,been 'consigned','to   the;
\" ca re of' t he pureer.' * * Mr"-fHart' said ^
^on Sunday,nightthat his'giipconr'"
T taineds$350,600; and he understood'
that one of the' unfortunates-• who'1
were drowned had an eqi^ii amount,-
■ ProbabJy thetreasure on ..he steam-,
, er'was something 4o,ver p$ 100,000.-^'
limes.    - ,    ^ -    ^ ,. ■ .  .
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"f,Following are the scores made at -
the final handicap fchoot of the season of Cumberland- Gun Club, for
a liox of cigars as a prize, presented , ,
by the Kurtz Cigar Co., of Vancou-'
ver.    The   match'  resulted  in five
,ties, the cigars being divided:'1
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v Yesterday'morning at'the" home'
The notice re cow bells is good so
?'far as it'.goes/but'itdoes n#tgo far
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j enough. Why is notice _ notr. given
. that cows'foundiat large in the city
. limits, .will have'such bells removed!
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a'bell all1 night under the windoWr'aP   ' *
For Boys, Toaths & Men
Alio New Clothing consisting  of
Suits, Pea Jackets, Boys Short and
Long Pants, Fancy  Vests,. etc., at
What are the abuses of reading ?
These:   i
1. Hurri'-d reading without concentration.
2, Reading for mere entertainment without reflection.
3 Reading when we ought to
be doing some other thing— September Ladies' Home Journal.
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, The sale at Leiser's still con-
tinuep, marvellous bargains to be
had in everything.
daughter of'Air J'. PI. riimpson, ,the'
wt-11-k'uown banister and' solicitor,
were quietly married by ^the Rev.
W. C. Dodd\s of Cumberland. The
honeymoon is being spent in Vancouver, and upon their return Di\
and Mrs Grice will reside on Newcastle Townsi e —Herald.
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The   ' Metiopcrliton     Methodist
church was  tho  scene   of   a   very
pretty   event   yesterday   afLernoon
when two of Victoria's   most popular young people   were   united   in
the bonds of matrimony.    The contracting parties  were   Mr   Gideon
Hicks,    leader   of   the   Methodist
church choir, and   Miss  Lillian' L.
Armson, daugnter of Mr   and  Mrs
James L. Armson.     The bride was
attended by   Miss  Emilie  FiMsier,
of Toronto, while Mr Frank Lovick
supported the biidegroom.
The happy c mple left by the
City of Puebla for a month's stay
in Southern California, where they
will spend their honeymoon.—Vic.
should animals be.alldwed'tb make
night hideous,? The law of, tlie
land  is   sufficient   to   check   this
nuisance. \   w
Mr Baxter, lately engineer on .the
City of Nanaimo, and now Government Inspector of ' Engines and
Boilers, was in town on official
duty last week. All machinery of
the Colliery Co. was found in first
class order.1
Mr and Mrs Haddow aro paving
MrsHaddow's parents, Mr and Mrs
Farmer, a visit.
Mrs T. Kirkwood* of Nanaimo,
returned E'riday after visiting Mrs
T. Wtiyte. 4   -
Mrs Nunns, Mr R. Shaw and
Mibs Shaw^have returned from their
outing atOy^er river
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The Five Necessary Sooks for Young-
There are certain fundamental
books upon which any profitable
reading bhould be based. I mean
the Bible; Shakespeare; a good dictionary; an encyclopaedia, and Ro-
get's "Thesaurus." These are compelling, and all intelligent reading
must be based upon these works, in
the order that I have named.—Edward Bok, in the Ladies' Home
Journal for September.
Monday being Labor Day and a
statutory holiday, as well as one
included in the Civic Early Closing
By-law, we believe that all stores
weie clo.-ed. We mention this aff
a f ict, and as a news item, though
it is not always safe, apparently, to
mention straight facts in a Cumberland newspaper,
According to the Province, Trooper Curtis of Nelson, of Captain Bennett's command of Canadian Constabulary in South Africa, was
wounded in an engagement near
Vereeniging, between Bloomfontein
and Pretoria, on July 11th. It is
presumed that the Curtis referred
to, is Mr J. D. Curtis, formerly of
Comox. %> '. *
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A Goddess I
of Africa.
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A Story of the Golden
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r*    ft     t.
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could not tear his eyes
•tiAvay from this grisly figure, which
•seemed 'an epitome of all that \\a?>
horrible in the land of the fetish
worshipper.       Everv     deed   of  blood
, that marks the dark pages in ..the his-
'tory, of South- African colonization
may be laid at U e door.of these wizard priests whole sole business it ,is
, to incite by every devilish means in
-their power, the evil passions of the
dm pis, and send them -forth burning
•with the desire to do murder, to burn
• and destroy, so that the whites may
i'Jjls utterly wiped from the face of the
earth. ' v;
„ JLong the' war council kept up, until the dancers were exhausted, and
srhe orators hoarse with wild haranguing.   , Then  the  great   fire  was  al-
' flowed tto burn down, after the high
priest 'had-cast some witch 'powder
'into tho flames tin: I turned every-,,
''fching green and ghar'.ly, and had a
.-grewsome effect upo"" the superstitious'blacks, though £ .':np]c enough to,
those who watche'l from above.
'■Gradually    the  assemblage   dispersed.
'"Hastings had'man v-limes looked eai>-
*erlv   in   the    direction   *of     the  ledge
where  on   his  previous   visit  ihe   fair
goddess   had   appeared   to   ravish   his
/senses,  but  alas,   she  came  not   ,.
As  the  fierce  warriors  trooped back
was   quick  to  dis-
that   dangled     some
more  down  the  face' of
which upon  closer scru-
he irfv
vthrough   "the  wooden     .'ales  of
'kraal,   the  hard   of   hn
llish t friend   fell   on   his
' , "Come."   said   Ijord
"to   the 'great   work  Ave
lor  ourselves."
shouirfcr. L
r.runn, "now
ha've  cut  out
,'how tjiey wext dowx into i:r.o::.\. o.
Indeed,   the -task
'argonauts    of     the
wildei nc.-s   had   set
wl ich these bold
■ feouth An icaTi
for theuisolv io,
was a stupendous achievement, thai
anight well stagger the, most ad-
veiuuiois of men, and, none but
•those 'oi Angio-c-axon blood wouiili
have daied under take it. --   (
To °\ ei aire  into f the  enemy's  country  where the foot  of ,,a  white     man
( had' seldom   if  ever -jircssed,   and    invade* the  sacicd   ciater' oi   olcl     Kro-
v  Skato  in  search   of    a   treasure      that
■had "lain  there  for  ages-1—one    would
tbe apt  lo  believe this  a.dveam     conjured  up    in   the  mind    of     a     rnad-
•man';  and  j et   here   was  a little com-
.   pany  of  free  lances   pledged   to  carry
the wonderful     scheme to  a    successful  termination   or  leave   their  bones
.among  the  kopjes.
Then     there    was  the     mission
T.ord    Bruno, t    with      regard   to
-mysterious    white    s oil     whom
impls     worshipped—he    war-.    i>ii_
'■detc'-mired to have an iiiUt\ -, w.- w ith
'her ere quitting  the enchained vmi;"
caad  it    could   bo- readily    undcr^mov
.that such  «( project,  must linniri'v"
»«jau  to  lace'with  new  ana   sta.ti u6
Iia\in^ seen the last ol tlie weird
dance of the biack bt a\ _■*>, and been
duly mijji.'iboa uy thu gi otcMjUe appeal anc*. oi the nieaicine man, the\
proceeded to lea\ e the shell in the
.same manner  they  had reached  it.
Tho council me was burning Tow,
-and the monotonous tom-tom of the
war driL.i had iinally ceased, for
which they wore Sincerely thankful,
as it had toiturcd their ears while in
Again   they   crept   along   that    narrow ledge and lost sight of the kraal
with  its  hundreds  oi   pointed  lodges,
-teeming with black life.
'   The    soul   of   the  artist     had  been
-tJoeply stirred by the picture upon
which hi* eyes had just* rested It
appealed  to  his  nature,  and had been
.-so impressed upon his mind that he
would be able to reproduce it at any
moment, with all its hideous accompaniments.
The Englishman had looked upon
many remarkable things in his day,
for he had spent years in restless
wa-ndenn?. in strange lands where
•scenes bordering on. the fantastic   and
■the bizarre could be found, to illustrate the  pages   of  his  magazine and
► interest an eager public; but he stood
ready   to   confess   that   he   had   never
•run   across  a   moiKJ .fascinating theme
"ifor brush and pencil  than the gather-
'ing of the black clans around the
witch-doctor's green council fire, to-
jgethcr  with  their fetish  dance.
Fortune came near playing them   a
sorry  trick  on  the  way,   and  it was
Kcd Eric who  had the harrowing experience. '■■'.,■
Perhaps a stone rolled under him or
Vhis hand slipped just when it should
iiave  been  steadiest. At  any rate,
while upon the narrowest, part of the
Ledge he . was heard to scramble, and
'Hastings,, who was just ahead, upon
■twisting his head to discover '-what
had gone amiss, was just in time to
see the cowboy    slip  over     the edge.
".The sight gave him a severe shock,
nnd   he  strained  his  ears   in   the     en-
■ deavor to hear when the poor devil
struck far below, Tittle doubting but
that he would, have hie brains dashed out by the fall.
No such sound reached him, and
filled  with a  curiosity, he could     not
■explain, Hastings, having conimuni-
<cated the dire intelligence to the man
.■aiicad   craned  his  neck  to   look   over
the ledge.
The moon still remained hidden by
that dense veil of clouds that had
drifted up from the north, but it was
far from dark. Even the lodges in
the  kraal  could  have   been   seen     by
careful, scrutiny.' <
Thus  Hastings
cover   an   object
seven  feet or
the cliff, and
tiny he was     constrained to     believe
must be the body of a desperate man.
lied Eric had clutched .some projecting- root or 'rocl^, to which he was
clinging with a , grip like 'that of
death.       ' '
Tp climb the face of that blaik
wall was an utter impossibility,
while if he released his hold, the only
result must be a mangled mass of humanity on the rocks below.
Hex   felt   powerless 'to   lend   assistance to  the imperiled cowboy, ready
though   he   was   to   tax   his   strength
or his agility in any effort ithat might
suggest itself.
But there were others.
Jim Bludsoe chanced to be the man'
ahead,of Hex, and he understood the
situation     instantly. ,   When   he    had
hustled his Svay back to a point that
was just above his comrade,- he took
a hitch over a spur of rock with his
lariat, and dropped the loop with unerring -precision    upon the man,   who
hung suspended below.
T-Iow      Eed      Eric    ^ver     , got     it
under" >    his      arms      was        a      puzzle,   but  he   managed t it,   and    while
the others    laid    hold to steady    the
rope,   the,  ,reckless  fellow   came     up
'hand  over hand after  the manner,- of
a" Jack Tar. ' -'
Though panting heavily from his ex-
'ertions he seemed to be rather tickled
over his narrow "squeak" as,he termed it. than anything else. It took
considerable to 'alarm this dare-devil,
who yearned for adventure "with all
the eagerness shown'by a Don Quixote .t
When the hedge .was left behind
Hastings',drew' a» breath of relief, for
there had always been a chance that
any of them might take the" dizzy
,plunge, and he hardly dared hope
that rin case it fell to him t,o lose his
footing he would be quite as fortunate as  Eric.    '
Still higher they mounted, climbing
over the rough hlevations °and pushing a passage through brush that op-
posedtthem. T-lastuigs kept, his wits
wide-awake,' for, to him was entrustT
ed the task of serving as guide to the
expedition, and-tlie success or failure
attending' their movements would depend a great deal on how well he remembered his bearings.
Considering the fact' that he, had
only been in this, vicinity,,once before,
and then while the night, held-sway,
he-was really doing remarkably well.
So they scrambled and worked their
■way up the side of the extinct vol-
'cano, until the edge of the crater had
been gained. Once upon a time,ages
"ago,' a magnificent cone must ,have
towered above this vast ciuity,which
had been gradually 'undermined by
the fierce "fires below, and finally,
during some ancient eruption more
violent than - its predecessors, this
crown had been blown off, leaving the
awful gulf of boiling lava, which as
centrales -rolled on, cooled, became
covered with soil, and finally possessed a growth of rank vegetation.
The crater was now a valley, surrounded on all sides by walls of dark
stone—a' valley where in years long,
iong .ago," some people who inhabited
the land had built a temple, which
th. turn mouldered in the grasp of remorseless time, and became a vast
ruin, almost hidden from view b}
bushes and- vines.
To descend into this dark abyss
was a difficult task, aud one that
might have brought the cow-boys' lassoes into play, only that .Hastings',
memory failed him not, and he took
them unerringly to the path winch
ran along the face of the rocky wall
Lord Bruno noted with considerable
cuno^ity that tnis trail had been
cut out" from the solid rock, and   bv
mortal hands, but in ages long since
past. Thousands of leet had swept
up and' down this patn. What a
strange and interesting story it
could tell u girted with the power
of speech.
They moved down into what seemed the bowels of the earth — silent
as spectres, each man keenly on the
alert for danger," and making both
hands and feet do service in guarding
against such a mishap as fell to Red
Eric's share.
All seemed peaceful about them —
from the crater came only the sound
of some night bird's song, and the
whirr of wings close to their .ears
w-as occasioned by the flitting of
some bat, disturbed in his crevice by
their passing. ' ,'•■'.-.'
Once Lord Bruno . knew that his
leader had passed, but what the
cause of it.might be Jim Bludsoe said
Hastings' too had caught what
seemed to be a single flash of light-
in the valley, ahd was mystified^ to
guess its meaning. Could it be possible some vagrant flame from the
fires far below had found an outlet
—such a,thing was really beyond the
bounds of reason. He was more inclined to lay it to human agency than ,
to believe it a will-o'-the-wisp
haunting the ruined, temple, which
perhaps also served as a sepulchre
in ages a gone.
At any rate, remembering his own
experience .'with the guards who
watched the remains of the temple,
he was a little worried by the flashing of that light, fearing that it
might prove to be a signal which
would bring enemies dou'n upon them
witli the same eagerness that wolves
and hyenas display when running
their quarry to earth.
All  drew  a   breath   of  relief    when
nalK they ceased to longer descend.
V stream gurgled at their feet, and
-everal stooped "to drjiik. Hastings
iool ed keenly around m order to get
lis bearings, while Lord Bruno and
•'ie cowboy chief, kept^ very close in
order that if necessary they nugnt
confer '    '
' There seemed to be something uncanny in the singular condition of
the valley—one was bound to be impressed with its remarkable history
of the past, and .in fancy mi{_ht expect the spirit of those who had worshipped at this sJjrine centuries ago
to marshal themselves in serried
ranks when the desecration of their
heathen temple by "godless.hands waso
threatened. ,
,Truth to tell, however, these -very
practical invaders who had come in
t-'Uvirch of the Golden Fleece, were
more worried about the b resistance
Lhey might meet with from the human sources than that proceeding
from spirits  of  the  departed. f
,;Hastings had figured upon, the mat-
ler since his last visit to this mysterious region, and was firmly convinced that there must be somo connecting link between tho r-wizard val- ,
ley of the temple' and' that ledge
where the white god had shown hpr-
soli—some passage underground, con-,,
si rue led by artful priests for £3 purpose of their own, and utilized under
the  present  regime. •       "
-As they once more set" themselves in
motion, every one, of^ the little'company felt his nerves ' tingling with
intense eagerness. The spirit of a'd-
venture was upon them, - and those
advocates who worship at this shrine
sce'it the presence" 'of 'a carnival of
riotious action just as' readily as the
war horse discovers^ 'the odor- t of
burnt powder drifting ,from the, battlefield    , ( - .     ,
It spurred them -on.'as with1 < a
:,oad. 'They yearned'for excitement,"
and had come a long- distance to find
it ^No da'nger >then; of any weakening among these hardy fellows should
ihe* worst happen. - Secretly, -"pcr-
naps, they were m ,great hopes of a
battle with the black' hosts, before
quitting theo neighborhood. If this
were so, the most 'zealous among
them could find no occasion to complain in the treatment accorded -by a
benigh fortune, for they" were certainly destined to seetmuch'of action ere
old Phoebus' again gilded the t'ips of
the cliffs, that guarded the .crater.'
In  and'out,  under  the matted  foliage," and - between   black  rocks   that
remained  to, tell  of the infernal    fires
that  had  once  tossed  their  red  arms'
above     this   mouth   of   Hades-,      they,
mo\od,    in    a    sinuous    array,      now.
^tirtingfa  bird  from  its  roost,'   and'
anon   hearing   the .hissing   of   a    ser-
. -ont "as "it "glided   away   from   their-
'mo      of     march,    until    aV ' length
' Hastings 'slackened , his  pace ,and  finally came to a/'halt. '
nTherv.thoy   knew, they .wore, close "to"
the secret entrance of the crater tern-1
Iiox had not forgotten.
I-ie iiad taken his bearings as well
as" the circumstances permitted, for
tne tops of the cliffs being outlined
against the hedvehs. certain trees
weie mariced in silhouette which on
t'ie occasion of his former visit he
had especially noted.
Here he had throttled a fierce black
who had hurled himself upon the intruder with a recklessness that could
only spring from the abandon of a
fanatic,   set  to   guard a saci;ed shrine.
Having made sure of his position,
Ilex suddenly dropped on hands and
kreos and began crawling along the
ground. The others, realizing that
this was a genuine game of '•follow
my leader" did not hesitate an instant about doing the same, and considerable dexterity was shown m the
Vndea.or  to  accomplish  the  task.   (
As yet there had been no signs of
the guards whom Eex had found in
the valley, mutes selected for this
especial purpose by the great medi-
cme-man whose word was law
throughout the land of the Zambodi.
. Nevertheless, it would not do .'to
crow careless. Perhaps the former
invasion of the whites had aroused
the guardians of the treasure, and
the> had set a trap so arranged that
it would insure the capture or destruction of these daring adventurers, .
intent upon robbing the ancient temple of its relics
Ah! Bex no longer continued to
creep along under the bushes. He had
come to a halt and appeared to-, be
intently examing the ground. That
this meant something thev readily,
tjuessed, and the whisper he started
back along the line confirmed the suspicion.    ■ ;   . -.''■•
Closing up around him they -found
that he gazed upon a pile of rocks,
some large, others small, the whole
appearing like a cairn some five feet
in  height. ' ' .....
Just such a monument might the
old worthies of Abraham's .time have
'made in order to commemorate certain events;, dnd. Lord Bruno had
more than once in his strange wanderings seen a similar heap of stones
mark a grave.; . ' ./
' [vo vx coimNtn®.]
Enon#h  took   For One Cat.
"Do you   believe there is any luck in
"There is hick in mine."
"Ah. indped.'"
"Yes,   he   just   ate  a  rabbit's
Chicago News.
The   All   Povvcrftil  Janitor.
"1 see that a- Chicago janitor hjis
'painted a picture that.tbe critics pronounce extraordinary."
"You bet they'd speak well of •anything done by tbe janitor."—Cleveku'J
I'l-iiu Oeu.'ci\ __..!_,.„;.."/-	
^35 000.00
a'jd other
1BPLY   TO _ ,
Sin, mahaseh, '
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,   For Prize 'Lists, Programmes ancl all<tinforination,  apply .to'   ~
THOMPSON, President/ Winnipeg,  Man.','    yy-'•> '-"'"}   ' ■(['
'    -F.  W. HEUBACH; General Manager,~ .Winnipeg, Man.
'  FREIGHT CHARGES ON EXHIBITS. •      ^ ■ •" '   " '    J   >
The Association undertake the payment of ,'the»inward freight" charges
on exhibits from the last shipping point; provided, that such exhibits are ■
returned'to the original shipping point  immediately'after', the Fair., with-,
out ownership changing hands.     The Association wish ,it-to", be distinctly"v
understood that,this is not to "be a, precedent,   but that''it is being done-
this year'owing to the/ partial failure of Jast year's  crop and' the"conse-J
quent shortage of money amongst exhibitors.'    - '     -<• »•   >\    ,   -:„ •- j     i
,     The payment by, the association''of inward .freight  charges^applies't*1'
points  in Manitoba  audi Northwest (Territories *only. >
- e*
-      Wonderful Mnsionl  Memory.
Sir John "St:iiuer had a* wonderful
musical mciuuiy It was put to the,
test once, at the Crystal palace wlu'iii
he had to play tht> organ in the "Mey
siah" and a tolio copy, on which alout-
he could see the score, was not forthcoming. The conductor was in despair.
Sir John cut the knot by a wondi'iiui
tour de force, playing the part faultlessly right" through and entirely from'
mt'inory, probably the only nine tlit*
"Xh'ssiab" has been so reiuleivd.—Lou?
dou StandimJ	
W illcouk-. oi" Knniasi.
It seems that in service circles
there is much surprise that, although
for the'relief of, Kuinasi Sir_ James
"Willcocks was awarded a K.C.M.G.
and a long-o.erdue brevet-colonolcj,
he has received no recognition whatever of his conduct of the important
and very ' ai duous campaign which
began only af'er Kuniasi had been relieved and end d with the battle of
Ocassa, when .the Ashantis were completely and finally defeated.
Senaon   l"l:m  Opened.
"Well." said Mr-. WifhY- to tho tramp,
"I siippr>«.p you want ><nnijthin^ to eat
this morning?"
"No, kind lady." n-phod the wayfirpr.
"I called to m «j if v« m had Ii <mm <i!f
bicycle to give a dcM-rving mau."—Stiay
'"j&tgfrta nn«X Stnare- Scenery, ',
.' It»may seem paradoxical to say so, but1 J
It seems that,the greatest.'-so -called 'im- '
.provement of modern days—namely,c-the~ j
brilliant lighting of the stage-^has done
much"to destroy nll'scenic illusions. Many -')
would recall the beautiful scene painting
of Telbin,  Stanfield,  Greive and Danby
and of Mr.  Craven ■ in   his earlier "clays.
Formerly scene painters became R. A.'s,
a    thing    nowadays    inconceivable.    At
Gadshill    Dickens    once    showed    somo
fine pictures by Stantield—wall scenes for
"The Lighthouse"—and  the novelist cut
them to pieces, which he framed.   They
were beautiful pictures, and at the. sale,
they fetched  £G00 a nd  £700 "each;   The
scene painters of th >se days were able
to   produce  «uch   finished "work  because
the light on the stage was low and did
not kilL their color*.   At the present time
all half tone yellows .-.nd other delicate
tints disappear, and thi' painters have to
paint to suit the conflagration.—London
News. ^^       > '
MelbA a >:. tin a\ ">i>iis Bird
Madame Melba prides herself on
being a "natural fong-bird." She did
not pass through ^. protracted period
of voice culture prior to her operatic
debut. From chikThood she has been
able to sing with ease the most difficult music, and she mastered the
complicated score of "Aida" in a few
hours. "I cannot even remember,"
says the fair Australian, "when 1
first began to trill a note." .
These Symptoms Are
A Warning to You
That the blood is losing its richness and the very life itself is being sapped from brain and nerves. You feel weak
and rundown. You get pale and. sallow, with dark rings under the eyes. You lose flesh.arid' the food yoii eat does not;
seem to nourish you. Your hands and feet get cold. • You
are nervous and- irritable. Little things worry, you,/. You
surfer with headache, neuralgia and nervous dyspepsia. <; ;You
grow melancholy and depressed at times, find your memory failing  arid feel  unable to, concemrate your thoughts.
This is the train of symptoms which lead to nervous prostration and paralysis or land their victim in the epileptic hospital or insane asvlum. Nearly everybody,needs a nerve res-;
torative and blood builder at certain; periods in their life. When
nerve cells are being wasted away more rapidly than nature can
replace them collapse is certain, unless some means is used to
assist in enriching the blood and creating new nerve jforce. Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food is the most effective preparation obtainable for thoroughly restoring, richness i().the blood and strength
and vitality to the nervous system.,.;; c
Fifty cent's a box,   6
fromiEdmanson, Bates  &
boxes for ,$2.50
Co., Toronto.     .-,'
■:-at   all dealers,   or. post    paid ALFRED, THE GREAT
Elaborate  Ceremonies Will  Mark Event—
, Permanent Memorial Will Be a Colos-
'       sal Statue'of King Alfred at   Winchester—An Exhibition of Objects Pertain
~    lag to the Alfred Period.
England' is going to celebrate . the
millenary of King Alfred the Great
next- summer, and elaborate ceremonies , will mark its observance at
Winchester, the monarch's place of
burial_and the ancient capital of the
' As' a permanent memorial'of    the
- event there is to be erected a colossal    statue      of  King  Alfred,     by
. Hamo Thornycroft, B. A., the' design of which' is shown in the^ lllus-
p tration.     '    l
'-This striking figure,-says The Graphic, is now complete in plaster and
in the hands of the founders to be
cast, into bronze. It measures over
16 feet in height, and some idea of
its colossal size may be gleaned 4bv
a comparison with the sculptor who-
, stands by its side.j It is, moreover,
of Mr.  Thornycrbft's best work, and
, will be one- of' ther largest- statues
ever cast'Lin bronze in England.'' , ^
1> In connection with the celebration
the British Museum -authorities have
announced their intention of holding
an-exhibition J of, objects  pertauiing
■ to the Alfred', period'during the early'
part of the summer. .* ■ « ,    >
vAri. interesting^'relic" was 'bequeath-
ed to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in 1718, by Mr. Thomas Palmer, of Fairfield, Sussex. It was
found in 1693 at Newton1 Park, near
the junction of the. Parret and the
Thone, and some distance off Athelney Abbey, in the Comity of Som-
merset. This region was often visited by King Alfred, lie returned to
it when defeated by the Danes in,
' 878, and there he afterward founded
a monastery.' Round the setting'of
the jewel is the> inscription, "Aelfn-d
mec heht gewyrcan." (Alfred <me ordered to^be wrought.) „ Its length is
2 inches, breadth 1.23 inches, c and
thickness .4.6 inches.
They   Teach   and   How
Advance the Indnsiry.
The ~purpose of poultry exhibitions
is to educate those interested in'blooded fowls, and opart from educating
their chief concern is to let the people
who are interested know where and
of whom they may find excellent stock.
The exhibition is fin open advertisement, and every lover of standard bred
fowls should aid in malting it a success. The poultry exhibition awakens
enthusiasm. Not taste nor skill nor
knowledge can be a substitute'for enthusiasm, earnestness and zeal. The
earnest men and women are so few, in
the world that their very earnestness
is a badge of their nobility. The zealous and earnest work of our leading
fanciers has ,made the breeding of
fancy or' standard bred fowls a noble
vocation and one of the leading indus^
tries, if not the leading industry, of the
United States. - -
fit is not easy^to produce an ideal
specimen,   and   a   tme   fancier   feels
keenly the loss of, his best birds, yet
there are  many  ignorant or inexperienced  people  who  seem  to  think  we
should  be 'wiiling  to < part  with  such
specimens  for,almost a song to give
them something tof win with In a' big
show.*  Such birds cannot be purchased
at a price within the limited figure, of
a  good   breeding   bird   if  the ■< fancier
knows his business and the bird ^has
blood back of him that will reproduce
itself.   ,1. am'just beginning to realize
how much I have lost'by helping customers to win who did not understandt
the value of a blooded* bird. t ,, '  ' ' -
' Tbe zeal, earnestness and enthusiasm,
of a breeder may stir another to make;
the  most  use' of  the, blood  obtained,,
while.a premium won  in a big show
may induce another to understand the
-value of one," but I find it is often the,
case tliat the premiums offered at our
poultry shows"will stir, oncTto7ambition
and^enthusiasm   as  nothing^else can.
For'some  fanciers  the-charm  lies  in
heralding to the world the simple sum
of money there"is in the premium won.
The true fancier finds poetry and'song
in tbe measure that brings <his special
and favorite to a point 'reaching near
to "perfection and near to his own ideal.
The  honor of having attained nearly
perfection   by 'tiisi own   handiwork   is
the   premium   he   is   seeking,   and   he
wants the world to kno~w it, because
ho believes-the world will be better by
knowing it.  The,exhibits of pure breeds
in their most typical form can but, wTin
the 'hearts   of  the .visitors',   many   of
whom  wibV become' fanciers if,'for no
Author   of    "Heavenly    Twin*,"    Who    Is
Making: a Great  Hit   in.   Her >ew
«v   Cai>:ict\  a* a jLecmiei.
Sarah Grand, who has been delighting British, audiences in her new
capacity as a lecturer, first became
prominent through the publication
in 1893 (of the "Heavenly Twins."
None of the works which have followed from her pen since that time
has earned so wide a fame as her
first' effort. In 1894 > she published
"Our Manifold i-Nature," in 1897
'"The Beth Book." in 1898 "rfiv
Modern Man and Maid" and m 1900
"Babs, the -■ Impossible." ,The las:
named book came nearer than any of
the others  to reaching   the high  tide
pi popularity attained by the "Heavenly Twins." Miss Grand was born
in' Ireland. Her 'fa'tner was Edward
J. Clarke, a lieutenant m the Royal'
iNavy, and her mother the grand-
"daughter of Robert vrJellr of Humble-
ton House, . Yorkshire.' ' The 'future
author was married at 16 to Lieut.-
Col. McPall, a>.brigade surgeon in'the
army, who died 111,1898". 'As wife of
the ubiquitous army surgeon Miss
Grand traveled ' through the East
generally. She is 'intensely 'interest-'
ed m the general' movement <for ' the
uplifting of women arid is vice-president of an English,' "Woman Suffrage
er reason than the pleasure of hav- -
them m their own homes.-     ' " ,
A Picture of a Cutl-oat For n Fee.
Among the "laughable experiences"
narrated hy the Rev. D. M. Steele in his
account of "Some People I H.ive Married." in .Ladies' Home Journal, is this
one: "It was after my first ceremony.
The groom shifted uneasily trom one foot
to the other and observed that they were
'MiiHy very much obliged.' 'You see,' he
explained, 'we have not much money to
begin life, but if things go well peihaps
in a year we can send you some present.'
1 bowed, them out as graciously as I
knew how and forgot ail about it. Six
months Liter 1 received by mail a package and a letter from these people. They
had not forgotten my kindncs. and now
that they wim' m chpttei c!ic,u:n«-r:i:ue-i
they wanted to send me something. Cut
what should it be? -At last they had de-
-cided. Tlicie was one thing they both
v/cie particiilaily fond of. They wore
going to send it and hoped I would appreciate and like it. When I opened the
package. I found a cheaply framed pho-
togiaph of a catboat on Long Island
sound. On the margin was written in
lead pencil, 'The place where we became
engaged.'"       'v" ■"   '    ■ '■'. :'.■' .-:'- ';.>
Wafer or Words.'.  -■''
A favorite dodge nt Annapolis, says Dr.
Cyrus Townsend Brady .in "Uudei- Ttip-
s'ls and Tents," was to get a cadet to
make a political speech.
It took two plebes to play the game,
one of whom was to he prompter. Thi'
orator would be directed to stand on the
floor and the prompter on a chair back,of
him with the mouth of a water pitcher
just touching the collar of the=--speaker.
He, would be asked his politics, and if
they were Democratic he would be advised to make a Republican speech. The
prompter was requested to pour water
■whenever'the .flow of language stopped;
consequently something was always flow-.
ing—water or words. It was an easy
way of promoting fluency, and on some
harrowing occasions, in later days I have
wished that some similar prompter could
only have started my halting speech. The
' finst act of the drama would be thoroughly enjoyed by every one, especially the
prompter, but when the positions were
reversed and the orator became the
prompter in his turn the situation was
truly delightful.
There are many who'are timid in regard to putting,birds on,exhibition lest
their entries should be found not what
is desirable in  all t respects.    To such
let us kindly suggest the possibility of
your ,birds ^being better than you may
think.   Aaain. they may be more defective than you are aware, .and how aro
you to find out their qualities unless
you showthem iu £ood company? Bring
your birds and ascertain their comparative worth.    It is well  to remember
there is always somebody who has just
as   fine  as   yours   and   maybe   better.
None of  us  have  the  "best."    There
should be no jealousy in these matters
—rather a spirit of emulation to rival
the best and still do better should prevail     Our shows should be for the encouragement   and    protection   of   the
standard bred, the bird that is to supplant the mongrels, even by those whoi
do  not  care  to   become  fanciers  and
showmen,  but by common poulterers
So in order "to be''up to date" it is essential that every one wbo is breeding
feathers attends some exhibition. Take
the  children   and   let them  see  wha
study   and   care   will   produce   in   the
feathered  realms.—Mrs.. Ella Thoma
in Reliable Poultry Journals
err o*Q
Hutching Rrnliinn. Egrffs.
Brahma eggs, like all Asiatic
require a somewhat different treat
v-.cr.t th.'.n do eges of our Anorcap
vanet.es It is very often the case
e\en under hens, that from two tc
four days more aro required to hatch
them than is the case with the Amen
can varieties. In hatching in the incu
bator. note the air cells carefully, es
poeinllj  after the second  week.    Thi
give vou tbe best and most accu
knowledge on the wants of th.
ess- When hatched alone, there
very little extra attention required.
We have made as good hatches in incubators with Brahma eggs as we.
have with' Wyandottes or Plymouth
Rocks, but a£ter the second week we
gave the condition of .the air cell daily
study.—A  Few Hens.     .
daughter up
A Wasted Effort,
sir, I did my best to
tram my
as an accomplished parliamentarian. I took her to meetings to
give her a chance to listen to the rulings
of able chairmen* and I had her learn
the textbooks on the subject by heart.
I thought I had her perfect in the business, but I was mistaken. She attend-*
ed a convention not long ago,, and pretty
soon she had a chance to appeal from a
decidedly unjust ruMng of the chair, and
how do you suppose she did it?"
"She was excited, you know, and this
is what she said": 'You are a mean old
fright, and I just hate you! So there!'
And then she bu*.v. into tears and sat
down. 'No, sir, woman's nature will
have to change before she will ever become     a     parliamentarian."
tI»fc<l<Is   th«s_Most   Popular   Color  of   Xa-
tioiiiil  1 lairs »
' ' '
Though  the policy   of  military   authorities* m' using'less glaring  colors
in uniforms has  b eerie very marked-of
late .years'*   red"   remains  the   - most
.jopular color1 for: national standards.
jf,twenty-five countries nineteen have
"Lig-,  with red m them,  thedist'* in-
<■ .lading " Great    Britain,  the.   United
/tates      France,  Germany"     Austria,,
-laly,    Spam,      Denmark,      Belgium,
Sweden,   Switzerland,   Turkey,  . Mexico,. Cluli,   Portugal/ Venezuela     and
Tuba. t „
The countries ' which have blue as
.ui element of their flags are Great,
/.Ham, the QmLcd States,'Russia,
l-'ranc-e, Holland, Ecuador, Sweden,
Chili, Venezuela, Portugal and Cuba
Three countries have black as" one
of the elements of their flags — Ger-
iranv, Belgium and China—but Germany 'is the only one of the three
which has black and white together.
'Ihere are five countries (excluding
."•cm consideration Ireland, the familiar flag of which is not officially
rocognize-d among the national stand-
aids) which have green as a color
Braz.il, the flag of which is 'green
chiefly: Mexico, Egjpt, Italy and
Persia. There aro nine countries in
which the flag is partly of yellow.
These countries are Austria, Spain,
Belgium, Egypt, Sweden, China,
Persia, Brazil and Venezuela. Countries with flags partly white arc the
United.. States, France, Germany,
'Russia, Austria and Italy, six of the
set en  chief  powers
There is no white in the, national
standards of England, but the" British nerval flag has a white background Other countries having
white m their flags arc Switzerland,
Turkey, Pers a. Japan, Mexico, Holland Denmark, Portugal, Cuba,
Chi'i and JTcradp" the flag of which
is nia ci \\hlie llun an\ other country, being niadi1 up of two parallel
whi;e columns, between which is a
coh.'nn of blue, upon which are white
GrfinAim's Pet.
A little hoy was sitting on hfs grandfather s knee, talking about various
things, when grandpapa pulled out his
•'*•<;raiidpapa. When you die will you
leave tbat watch for me?" said the
!>oy. ,.'■"'
••Well, I don't know—yes. I guess 1
will." retorted the old gentleman.
'•Well, grandpapa. Low soon are you
going to (?ieV"
He .-Was' One of Them.
Manning—A year or two ago I advised Pitcher to write a book on the famous men he had met
Boyd—And did he do it?
Manning—He wrote an autobiography.' -   /
The coinage of India last year was
about £80,000,000.
Australia- is nearly 26 times larger
than the British Isles. ;;
An Irish jury recently brought in
the following verdict: "We, the jury,
find the prisoner almost guilty."
The Boer prisoners in Ceylon have
applied that their families may be
allowed ■ to join them, as they like
the country, and .wish to become permanent settlers.
5   !<
test of
- which
"Pot Ale," the Liquor Left Aftrr ths
First Distillation, Is the Worst, as It
Carries About 3,000 Grains of Sus-
pended and Dissolved Solids to the
Gallon. '      ,
There are'164 distilleries ih Scotland, and an increasingly difficult
problem in connection with them is
how to get rid of the by-products of
distillation.' One of these by-products is what is known as "pot ale,''
which is the liquor left after the first
distillation. It is a most obstinate
and complex compound, as brown as
peaty water. It becomes t putrified
and smells badly^. after a brief • contact with tlie an-. It is a highly nitrogenous liquor, carrying , 3,000
grains a gallon of suspended and dissolved solids—about thirty or forty
times as much' solid matter as ordinary sewage contains. It has been
run into the River Spey, where • the
Glenlivet distilleries have' sprung, up
like musfirooms during the last few
years/ until the noble salmon river
has been all but ruined. The riparian
proprietors, however, by raising' ac-'
tions in the law courts to compel
distilleries to putj,a stop to this
pollution, have greatly paralyzed the
whisky trade in that part of. the
country.    ; ', j h
Several plans'have been, tried to
utilize r this s Vpot ale'Vas a feeding
stuff for cattle and^as 'a manure.
Hitherto ^none'of these' plans_«has'
.proved'''a commercialrsuccess.. The,
which-has the best stood the'
experiment' is that "which is
as ; the ' "microbe", system,'
'is a' 'filtration -expedient
strongly assisted by 'bacteriological
aid: It is not new. It is in,use to
purify, sewage'-in several of the large
tiowns of England, but the credit; of
successfully applying it' to get* rid' of
'the refuse ofv< -distilleries is due>, to
Dr. Cowle of Dufftown, Speyside,
'who has been experimenting with ^(it
for some time and has'got such good
results that his system is now considered applicable' to large distilleries.   ' " l
A plant of this 'kind costing £700
($3,400)^has just been laid down'at
Glen" Kinchic distillery, East Lothian. It is'large enough to dealVwith
52,000 .gallons of -''pot ale" a week,
and the eyes of, the' distilling world
are now upon this place to see>whatf
will come of the'experiments In the
process a series, of seven1 tanks
,in v duplicate , are ' usedV These
are so arranged'on the face of a
steep slope by the side of the distillery jthat .theiliquor to be purified'
passes from the one to the other by
gravitation. There1 is also on the
top of\ the bank, above" all the
others, a receiving tank, capable of
holding 2,500 gallons. To'this the
"pot ale" is pumped up from a settling and storage tank at the low
The first five tanks are filled with
cinders of various grades in size,
while the two lowermost tanks are
filled with fine sand. The cinder
tanks are seeded with microbes l and
the work of these innumerable unseen and silent workers is marvelous.
They eat up or transform the nitrogenous matter, so that when the
effluent is discharged from the lowest
tank is has no smell, is clear as water, will not froth and is quite harmless to fishlife. It now carries not
3,000 grains a gallon of solid suspended and dissolved solids, but only
from 3 00 to 150, and the "pot ale,"
or all that is left of it, from .being
a strong acid is alkaline, and in the
process of filtration has lost 25 per
cent, of its bulk. The effluent from
the last tank can accordingly be returned to any stream with little detriment to the rest of the water, for
the purified ale1"has not the power
to produce fungi, which the unpuri-
fied ale possesses in a very marked
A most loathsome sight is a river
into which this "pot ale" is discharged as it leaves, the still. The
bed of the stream is covered for
miles with a gray, slimy cat's-tail
fungus, "leptomatis lacteus," which
there is^no killing so long as it is
fed with this stuff.
If well constructed at first, the
contact beds or filters arc practically
permanent, and as the microbes can
be freely cultivated there is no difficulty m keeping the beds constantly
at work. The method adopted is to
work them two hours out of twenty-
four and to let them rest the other
twenty-rtwo, as ,the microbes it seems
want a long rest after feeding on
this rich product.
The' Famous    Actor's    Q.Tiniut   Attire
and Mis Wife's
Ample Iloopsfeirts.
an article on Mr. a:id2
' Claia Moi i i*. in
-Mrs. Chailes Ivi-iiii in McCIure'vs Magazine, gives_a delightful description of the-
old con pie off the stage. "Ellen and Charles^
were like a pair of old, old love birdst
—a lirtle dull of eye, nor quite perfect In-,
the preening.of their somewhat rumpled
plumage, but billing and cooing with alk-
the persistency and satisfaction of their-
first caging. Their appearance upon the^ -
street provoked amusement, sometimes-
i-ven excitement.    I often saw drivers-off ,
.iys  and   wagons  pull  up  their horses*
.aid stop in the crowded streets to stare;
at them as they made theirway toward"
the theater. < ^ '
, "Mrs.   Kean lived inside the-most as*j
tounding hoop that woman ever carriedi;
Its size, its weight, its tilting power were*
awful. Entrances had to" be cleared of all
chairs'or   tables 'to   accommodate   Mrs. /
Jvean's hoop.    People scrambled or slid ' ."
sideways about her on the stage,! swear- '
ing mentally all the time, while a sudden -
gasp from the front row or a groan from
Mr. Cathcart announced a'tilt and a revelation of bqelless slippers and dead, white
stockings.      < ' • '
«"And   in  spite of his dignity Charles '
was not above'a joke on Ellen's hoop, for ■
one rainy  day as she strove to enter a     '
,carriage door she stuck fast, and the hoop'
—mercy!     It   was  well   Mr.'Kcan   was
there to'hold it down and, as a troubled,
voice from within said. 'I'm caught somehow;   don't  you   see, 'Charles?'   with   ai-^
twinkling eye Charles replied,  'Yes^ "El-
llen,,my dear, I'do see, and—and I'm try~'
ing to keep every one else* from seeing;.l
too!' a speech verging so closely'upon impropriety   that,   with   antique   coquetry,
Mrs. Kean punished him by tweaking'his.
,ear when he squeezed in beside her.        r<
"The-Kean bonnet,.was^the wonder of -
the town.' It was a large coal scuttle of T >
white leghorn, and at therback there* was. '
a sort of Hounce of ribbon which she called her 'bonnet cape.' , Draped over,it she-
worp a,1 bright green barege veil. ' But.
she was not half so funny as was her hus--
baod on the street. His short littleiper- -
son was buttoned np tightly in a'regular-'*
li'ittle green 'Mantalini' Sort of overcoat,
Ioa-led" with frogs of heavy -cOrdwand?
lined, cuffed and collared with fur ofvsucb»
remarkable color, quality - and., marking-,
a.* wotild have puzzled the most expert- >
fenced .student of natural history'to name„
while vicious little street boys at sight of
ir always put searching questions as"; to..
the price of catskhis in London.  -', '' J
"An they came'down the street together,   "Mis.    Kean.- majestically   towering'
above her lord and master, looked like an.
old'tinie frigate with every, inch^oC can-"
vas spread,   while  at   her , side  Charlea,.
puffed and fretted'like a small tug. , ,';
"The street bojs<were a continual tor*
inont to liim, but Mrs. Kean-appeared scy
'•enely unconscious of-their existence evoi>
when her husband made, shoit rushes at/
then with his gold headed cane, crying: 0
'fio1 aw.'iy, yon irreverent little brutes?^*,
,Go .away!'"and .then puffed. laboriously. '
to iher'again-as^ she sailed calmly'
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Hojielt'sV Cii.se.
'Merchant—Didn't yon call on Owens'
today?       '.'".      • "   '■    •
Collector—Yes, sir.
Merchant—Did he pay anything on
Collector—No, sir. I couldn't even
get him. to pay any attention to me.—
Chicago News.
Words of the  w ise.
The man with but. one idea
head is. sure  to  exaggerate
top-heaviness,   and   thus', ho
equilibrium.—A.   Hill.
Hard workers are usually honest;
industry lifts them above temptation.—Boyce.
A laugh is worth a hundred groans
in any market.—Lamb.
Going to law is losing a cow for
iho sake of a cat.—Chinese proverb.
i —————
Becomes Mo*>t Valcnble „When IvIlIedL
..- by  Railv. ;tj   Trail?.        ; ,
The Florida razoiback is t"ie hog fn>-
diseuous to that climate and soil. lie is
usually large of limb and fleet of foot,
'being the only known porker that rcan
outrun a daiky. He has a tai* of wondrous length, which while he is^'u active
motion he twists into tlie tight!~?t cork-
scu'U, but with which while quipidy feeding he raps his leathery sides tj'uch in
th'1 same manner that the docile low uses
her tai'. He is-st-lf suppoitiiig He
earns* hfs own living and thrives equally
r.-el! in The high woods, in the flat, woods*
in t-'ie huininocks and in th<> mar^h^s. He
suh.ists upon anything he can and abovo
the earth or underneath its surface. Ho-
ha* a c!(>ar. fai seeing eye and is very sen1
t.iti ,-p or hearing.
J-atuie has equipped him with a snout
ah lost as long as the beak of t]\<? wild-
pc'ican of Borneo, with which In* can
per v»trate the earth many iuc-he-s fa quest -
of win ins. snakes and insects. He is the-
nirst intelligent of all the hogs and is
likewise rhp most courageous He has
been known to encage in morta' combat
with a ooon for thf possession of « watermelon and to rtmd asunder a barbed
v. ii<> |i>nce.
II(j is so intpliicent that when he lives
in the towns he becomes a* fauiilmr wirhi
the raihoad schedules as are t!iv traia
dispatchers thetn^elvp.s and plies his vocal ion in gieat numbers about tLv railroad .«i a tions. and yet no train ev7r raD
o\er a razoiback. Whenever tho railroad companies are forced to pay lor killing a hog it alwa.\s proves to be a Uerk-
sliirp. a guinea or some other tine bleed—
never a razor back He is too sctiv©
and alert to be caught even by a locomotive, lie is nor\oi:'-. restle«s. energetic,
and hence does not-thrive welliu pens.
Coutnied. he loses rather than gains
flesh. He is always ripe for market, as
his condition is as good in August as it is
in January. His owner respects his intelligence, admire? his nerve and is fond
of him.as food, for he may always be de-.
■pended upon to afford the proverbial .
"streak of lean" with a very, small
"streak of fat." He is the king of hogs.
He can; be grown more ■ profitably than '
any other known variety, since, as has
been observed.-he is energetic aud intelligent enough to feed and clothe himself.- .
Hsird on Stnirways.
The Dnchess of Cleveland, the, mother of Lord Rosebery, whose "Roll
of Battle Abbey," published in. three
volumes, occupied her for/many
years, was very fond of the historic
pile. The story is told that she was
one day at the house'of an American
millionaire, who, pointing to his palatial staircase, remarked: "I venture
to think, your Grace, that even
Battle Abbey cannot show a finer
staircase than this." "Oh, no," answered the Duchess of Cleveland,
"the Battle Abbey stairs are very
shabby. You ,see,, those old Crusaders .wore them out so dreadfully.'-   -,•
yt\ If
■     Alfalfa should be cut when not more
than one-tenth of the plants have come'
In bloom.    Cut at this early stage, the
, yield  of  hay'for  the  season   will   be
much greater ,t.han if the ,alfalfa is cut
Hear maturity, aud every pound of hay»
I secured will be worth more for feed. ■
, I    At the Kansas experiment station a .
,'! strip through a field of alfalfa was cut
jwhen one-tenth was in bloom; another
! strip   was  cut  after  full   bloom   had
j passed.   The strip cut early was nearly
{ready  to  cut  the   second   time   when
ithat cut after full  bloom  was   being
j harvested the urst time.   The strip cut
! early grew rigorously through the sea-
'   json  and  made  tliree  cuttings  and  a
jgood aftermath.   ,The .strip cut after
' I full bloom gave-a low yield the "first
I cutting and  did not grow sufficiently
,ito yield a.good second cutting.    Early
i cuttings seem to invigorate the plant.
I    The   late 'cutting  of, the "first   crop
seems'to Injure the plant more than at
'  any other time, and we have found it
' profitable to cut alfalfa tbe first time
°as soon as one-tenth was in,bloom, even
though the weather was0 bad and we
' knew,tbat tho crop would spoil in cnr-
'ing.   Tbe increased yield from succeeding cuttings over that cut  late  much
more than makes up for tbe loss,of the
first crop.
Essential to Dairy Snceess.
Let 'me first note some*"of the meth-
i; ods practiced by our most progressive
dairy, farmers; then we may more easily  understand the progress made by
■ the  average) dairyman,   says   a   New
■   York correspondent of Hoard's Dairyman.    These are now,well established
facts: To make dairying the most profitable there  must-' lie a  herd  of   well
bred cows—cows "that _ have' been  bred
to make a jnaximuni amount of butter,
fat; from   the   food   consumed.    'They
must be-fed a' balanced and succulent
ration; and, as-much as possible of this
must be-grown" on tbe farm in the form
of corn, grasses and the different kinds
of. grains ,and   soiling  crops,   and   in
; winter the cows must -be i:i>pt in warm.
'"' Iight;arid well ventilated stables.   These
nre-liow recognized as the three main
• essentials   to   success   in ^ progressive
'dairy farming,.and are. 10'restate iu a
word, good cows; good rations and comfort for the cows.
>"-     Tlie   Farm   Seii-spstor.,    ■<    .,
1 If a farmer has ten rows and is using
the old-fashioned milk pans and 'Ins-
herd averages three pounds of butter
per 100 pounds of milk.Mi 'is safe to as-^
sume that witlV any.-of the" standard
makes of crearn separators his yield
would be Increased by about oup-quar-
ter,or.more. -<
Tbe Breeder's Gazette gives the following advice for ridding'a pasture of
wire grass: The grass iu question Is
i an annual, and therefore it dies at the
end ol'-the season Now. what must he
douo' Is to start some strou;.- growing
perennial grass on the same land, so
that when the wire grass dies in the'
fall the other grass will remain or. the
ground. % No doubt tbe first year there1
would, be some places where the wire
grass would grow more rapidly than
the other, arid it might even smother it
out here and there, hut in a year or two
pf this treatment the annual must disappear. A good grass to use for this
purpose is smooth brome grass (Bromus
inermis). of which so much has been
written In recent years. It would for
this purpose be a good plan to sow a
little Kentucky blue grass with the
brome grass, as the latter is so very
tenacious and spreading when it ouce
Is firmly rooted in the soil. It will -be
necessary to break the sod somewhat
In order to give the seeds of these
grasses an opportunity to get their
roots started into the soil. Do not be
afraid of too heavy seeding. It pays
to give the ground plenty of seed.
j Summer Fodder.
|''..','Co.Ws should have good care from
'the'''beginning to the end of the year
and every day of it, says Massachusetts Farmer. Only ,by so doing can
best results be obtained. If the cow
be allowed to get very poor for waut
of proper food or rane,.:she will not recover from it and be "worth as much
throughout the entire year. In the
spring l/make from three to four differ-,
ent plantings of fodder corn from one
to three weeks apart, chiefly for tbe
benefit of my cows during tbe summer
and fall mouths. My bogs and horses
come In for a -share, and. rightly fed,
they will enjoy it and be greatly benefited thereby.
Tnrnlpa am a Soiling1 Crop.
Those who have a field of light soil
Which they intend to seed to wheat
clover or grass in August can scarcely
do better than to put on a crop of turnips early to plow under before that
time, while those who want to seed
later or early In the spring may sow
turnips in midsummer, possibly to cov
er the'"ground when the-summer crop
is taken off. as their rapid,growth can
be made in the time when many farmers allow their fields to lie fallow or to
grow only weeds.
Btirdoclc  and   Pin ti lain.
' Burdocks are quite easily exterminated by cutting them off just below
the crown of the root when fairly well
grown. -Plaintain is much more'difficult to eradicate. ' In small patches per
sistent, cutting off tbe roots, with a knife
or "spnd" will avail, but tor, larger
areas the only recourse is to hoed crlrrn*.
Following: Orders.
Pop Sale!
1 V
Two very desirable
4-Roomed Cottages in
the best residential part*
of Cumberland.' Bar-
gains. Owner leaving
the country. Bona fide
intending purchasers
apply at
Captan—You are poster! here to guard
the treasury.    You'must let nobody pass.
Sentry—Yes, sir."
Midnight.       ;
Sentry—Who'goes there?
Thief—Shut-up. you fool! It's nobody.
■ Sentry—All right; go ahead! ;, Orders
are to let nobody pass!   -
Why  He Collnpttpd.
' "What," he exclaimed us be hurried to
where the crowd had gathen d, "was tho
amhulance called for?"
"They've just,taken a man away in a
nrecarious condition."
"Do you know what happened to him?"
"It was a case of heart'disease. He
hadv made an "appointment to "meet tais
wife here on this corner at 5> o'clock precisely." , *■''
"He got here exaetly on time."
'"And he had to run so hard io,do,thl3~
that his heart went back ou him'.'"
"No.'   \\e didn't".ran at .-ill':    lie foutid,
the  lady   waiting   when  he  got   here."—
New York Telegraph. „ r_r     ,, ,
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Until further notice, on ahd after
August, 1st 1901, sprinkling or
watering gardens, or premises, from
water mains will not be , allowed
after 9. a.m., under penalty of having the water tinned riff and s'charge
of $2.00 made for turning on again
Watermay be uxed for gardening,
purjio-es before d a.m.   in. morning
nnd from*7 to 9 p. m.„ in   evening.
No ho.-e or tap to be allowed to run
:iil night,' or..water wilMie shut' off.
No water to be used ir~m by-
d rants-for any purpose except ex-'
I inguishing fires. ' - •     '
Anv person found ' using water
from any otiier,<persons faucets will
be prosecuted.    > ' '   -
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Mgr. Cumberland Water Works.
Don't Talk Oolf.
Niblack—That was au excruciatingly
funny joke you wrote--ba. ha!—about the
fellow who didn't know'a "bunker" flora
a "stymie." *
Plniuuiman—Made a hit with.the golfers. «jb?
Niblack—Yes. Such ignorance is laughable.
Phunnirnan— I suppose so. Say, what
are "bunkers" and "stymies," anyway.—■
Catholic Standard and Times.   -
He  Established  an  Alibi.
Sunday School Superintendent — Who
led the children of l.-rae! into Canaan?
V>"il1 one of the smaller boys answer?
(No reply.)
Superintendent (somewhat pt«*n!y)—
Can no one tell? Little hoy on tfcr.c seat
next to the .aisle. Who led the children
of Israel into Canaan?
Little Boy (badly frightened)—It
wasn't me. I—I just moved yero last
week from Mizzoury.—Sermon.
Oomox' District.
Tbe TrntJi   Merely.
C. T. Mann —1 went out to see that
suburban house you wanted to rent to me
Ii. E   Boomer—Did you?
C. T. Mann—Yes.1 and. say.' I thought
yon said it was only live minutes from
the station.
II E. Boomer—So it was to the' last
tenant. He always drove, and his horse
wris in the 2:40 .class.—Philadelphia
Kidding [tidier.
Kidley—What a fellow Sharpe is to
wander away  from the subject.
Manning—As for example?
Kidley—I was saying to him that it
was an awful thing tor the cannibals to
-eat of their own kind, anil lie said, "Don't
you eat sardines?" -Nothing to do with
what'we were talking about, you see. 1
haven't yet got over puzzling over.what
he was driving at.—Boston'Transcript.
"Charley, dear." said .Mrs. Torkins,
the grocer around the corner charges U9
almost twice as much as . things are
"Why don't you kick?"
'"It's ■.such a.'■compliment.   It shows'-we.
aren't   getting  a   bit   old.    You   know  we
have just moved in the.neighborhood, and
he evidently  takes   us  for a  newly  married couple."— Washington Star.
Miss.Parnllin'H  Little Joke.
Dohbs—I w»s very, mueti surprised ro-
jay. Yesterday Miss Paraffin told me
she couldn't en re for me. and yet she stopped, me this morning and gnve in« a tiow-
Bobbs—Nothing peculiar about that.
Dohbs—I  thin I; so.
Bohbs — 1 don't. This is Memorial'
day. and you're a "dead one." See?—
Indianapolis Sun.
Tbe  Golden   Oti.iiman.
Its sharp ot lame gruai wealth may buy,
A'-knowlpdi;? n  wp must;
To-   ••   sure in fill tho public eye
U y...u'vp uut (jut the dust-	
OTICE is hereby given, in accordance
with the "Staitu'.es, that Pioviucidl
Kexenuft T x, and all taxeh levied under
the Ast.est»uieMt Act,-are now due for tbe
j'eai J901 Ali the above-named taxes col-
lentil le within the Comox Di&trict aie payable at my'ofiicd. at the Court House C'uui-
berl'-iud. As-sessed taxes are collectible ac
the toliowi y rates, viz:— '
If p^id on or before June 30th, 1901:—
Threi -lifths ot one • per   ceut.   on   real -
LV/o   and   one-half   per   cent,  ou   assessed
value of wild  land.
One-half of one per cent,   on    personal property.
Upon   uch excess «if ircome—
Class A —Ou one thousand dollars and not
excetdu g ten thousand dollars,   one   per
ceut    up   to   five thousand   dollars,   and
two per cent, on the lemaiwder:
Class B —On ten thousand dollar-, and not
exoi ediug twenty   thousand   dollars,   one
aiid one-half per cent, up to ten thousand
dollars, and t*o anu one-half per cent, on
■fclie reniarnder :
Class 0 —On tweuty thousand dollars, and
not exceeding tor'y thousand dollars, two
aud one half per cent, up to twenty thousand dollars, aud three   per   cent,   on   the
remainder :
Class D.—On all others in excess   of  forty
thoubdud dollars, thiee per   cent,    up   to
forty thousand   dollars,   and t three   and
one-half per cent, ou the remainder.
If paid ou or after 1st July, 1901:—
Fnur-ritth^ of one per cent, on real property.
Three per cent,   on the   assessed   value   of
wild land.j
Three-quarters cf one per cent, on pereonal
On to much of the income of any person as
(.ycceds one thousand dollars, iu accordance with tne follow ing cjlasisiHcations;
upon such excess the rates shall be,
namely :—
Class A.—Ou one thouoanddollars, and not
excet'ding ten thousand dollars, one aud
one-halt-per cent, up to five ttH.usa.ud
do.birs/aud two and one-half per cent,
on ihe remainder : .
Class B —Ou ten thousand do'i'are, and not
exceeding twentyi thousand dollars, two
pt-r cent, up to ten thousand dollars, and
three per cent, on the remainder:
Class 07—On twenty thousand dollars, and
not exceeding forty thousand dollars,
thiee per cent, up to twenty thousand
dollars, and three aud one-half per cent,
on the remainder : '
Class D.—On all others in excess   of  forty
thousand dollars, thr e aud   one-half   per
cent, up to forty  thousand   dollars,   and
four per cent ou the   remainder.
Provincial Reveuue Tax   $3 per capita.
Assessor and Collector.
Cumberland. B. C, 11th January, 1901.
My 22
On the 22nd August, a gold ring
littered^Yukon.     A reward  of $5
will be paid on   returning same to
Chas. Bridges or Riverside hotel
Fresh Lager Beer
STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.
THE BEST. . .-	
A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information   leading  to conviction of'
persons wit holding or destroying any, kegs  belonging  to - this company
HENRY REIFEL,   Man<u,er.
:■■ "MArlRER &  CO.
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Wholesale   Wine   and   Liquor    Merchants
'■■'.'      ■    NANAIMO, B C.   "/.'-V'
f)irect [rqpqrt-—*
-   ' of Whyte and McKay,"Glasgow Special Scotch Whisky, '     ^ " /
,i   '.    Jas. VVacson & Co., Dundee^ Glenlivet. ', ,        „
R.' McNish & Co., Glasgow, Dr. Special. 7 ., r "   "\ir
AI. Demerara and Jamaica Rum,     j' • ""       "   .
Guiness'Stout and Bass'Ale.     -       ,     „       ' '   '' >'
Frencli Cognacs in the very best qualhies.
,  Port, Sherry, Clarets, Etc., Etc.   . •    .  ,    ,. -
ALWAYS ON . FT AND—A' Carload of.
- Mv
Hiram    Walker    &    Son's ;Rye   Whiskies"
P. O. BOX 14.
' u.
- TO THE r EAF.   / '
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-   ■ ^ " ■>
• -' A rich lady cured - of her. Deafness and Noises in the Head' by
Dr. Nicholson's- Artificial Ear
Drums, gave $10,000 to his Insti-
tute, so that deaf fpeople unable to
,procu'ie the Ear Drums ma}' have
them free- Address No,- 14517,
The Nicholson Instil ute, 7H0
Eighth Avenue, New York,   U.S.A.
£i,    tW>A .Gun,.
■:   Rifle;
Or anything iri the
Sporting Lirte
Of Cumberland.
He Can Save  You   Money   on all
Examination  por   Certificate of   Com'
NOTICE is herehy given that an Examin-
atioa tor Certificates of Competeucy as
Managers of Mines will he held on   the   1st
d-iy of August, 1001, at the Court House,
Nanaimo, B.C., and at Fernre, B.C.
DCandidates, not under twenty-three years,
of age, desirous of presenting themaelve for
examination, must deliver to Mr. Thomas
Morgan, Chairman of Board of Examiners,
"Nanaimo, on or ht-fore the 15th day July,
190lj notice of such intention, in writing,
together with\ a certificate of service from
their former, or prestut empiojern, testify,
ing to at least twe years' eocperience underground.
The examination will be in writing and
will include the following subjects viz.:-
1. Mining Acts and rules.   .
2. Mine Gases.
3. General Work;
4. Ventilation.
5. Mining Machinery.
6. Surveying and Levelling.
Any further particulars required may be
obtained on application to Mr; Morgan,
Chairman of Board of. Examiners. Nanaimo, B. C; Mr. Archibald Dick,
Inspector of Mines, Cranbrook; and Mr. J
McGregor, Inspector of Mines, Nelson, B.C
Minister of Mines.
Department of Mines,
18fch Jurve, 1901. je24,4fc
'Et^ioiii&Et'^ !BirtiliUiin^rifC!.'
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Takingr<-Effect. Tuesday, Oct., Yeth',, -'
r - ^    ; 4>   t •. 1900."   ;'  .'...  ; -
S.S. ''City of;Nahaimb:
' Sails from   Victoria Tuesday, '7'*'
■ \- - r  :       ^ - <    > ■■' - -. -    /, ■ -j y'
a.m.' for'Nanaimo arid Wta'y,5portsi>>Vj
Sails". from/1 Nanaimo,' -' .Wednes- J-£
Hay   7, a.vm.^forl' Union/,Wharf,..';■
%, , >   i -,        ./■]'■'    - • '*•  . • •'
Comox and Way, ports'.
Sails fn^m vCom6x' and '-'Uhibri'T'1
-     "- ■- -"-.l   •> " -> ''■-*> .'-.' 'f °>\?'.i ,j>;- v
Wharf, ThuVsday SV.ni.^ for-'';Na->',
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Output  and  Value Wil!   Exceed
Those of Last Year.
Quarterly Report of  tlie Ontario Bureau
ot Mines—Largo   Increases  in Iron Ore
and    1'ig    Iron — Increases    Alio
in   Nickel   and   Copper—New
Copper Companies and
Large Operators.
The mining outlook in this Province appears to be decidedly more
encouraging this year, the evidences
pointing to a decided increase in the
quantity and value of Ontario's metalliferous mines and furnaces' - over
the year' 1900.
In a quarterly report just issued by,
the Ontario , Bureau oi Mines some
interesting figures are given, showing the expansion in mining. „
The quantity    of    iron ore smelted
into pig iron at the three furnaces of
Ontario, .all of    which are in steady
operation, was 48,663 tons, of which
< 21,0S3   tons       were     from     Ontario
■ mines,( and 27,580 tons were imported ore. The proportion of native ore
'smelted during ' the ' quarter rose to
43 per cent. of. the whole, as against
'23 per cent, in 1900. In addition to
'the ore, ,3,486 tons'of scale,and mill
cinder  were smelted.
y /The total quantity l of nickel * and
copper  ore mined during the'   period
. was 72,036 tons; being a proportional increase,  as   compared     with     the
' whole of 1900, of' 31 per cent. The
new nickel-copper and copper mining
companies are beginning to raise, considerable quantities ' of ore,  but    not
'-'much of it has yet <been smelted. The
•quantity of gold5ore ceushedwas 10,-
■ 174 tons.
v The output of the metalliferous
mines and works of Ontario for the
three months-ending .March 31, 1901,
as returned to the Bureau' of Mines,
,was as follows: u
-   < ' Quantity.     Value.'
Iron  ore,  tons       80,503    I 44,106
Pigv iron,   tons- .'.'..' -  2S.C94      438,659
Nickel, "* pounds   ..." .'1,805.601'   100,858
Copper,'' pounds     1,080.31)1   i   75,620
Arsenic,   pounds   ......._.". 230,054   <    12,046.
Gold,   ounces    T...'•:.   -3,150-      54,5'2tt
Silver,   ounces1.    '20,077    -   12,046
Total   ..r...'.'." '. $827,860
A  "tVomrvn   In   BlacI:   Who   Can   Weep
and  Excite Syinimiliy nt  Will.
"Do you s-ei' that woman in Uinck .'-it-
tin::' theie?" said a rain-on d dt-u-otive.
"Well, 'blie pn^M'sJsos the rare j:i:t cf he-
ing able to <•     naturally and at w\\\.
"If she ft. a group ,of well' d:cssed
men in a station wailing for a uain,
she'll sit or btaud very, near Tliorn 'a:id
b'.n-^t out crying. Of course hvr misery
will attract attention, and,some man will
surely c-onie to her relief. Tbe story ia
that «he has no money/to buy a ticket to
get to her dying daughter in the :ie::t
town.' It is a common tiling for men to
give her a few dollars promptly and never ask any questions. She'has a variety
of stories to tell. I think she is the must
successful beggar I know.       ' ,
"Crying at will is something I don't
understand. I have seen counterfeit cries
galore on the stage, but this woman's cry
is ranch nearer the real thing. No. she
does not hold a'handkerchief to-her eyes
at all. She just keeps her face well up
and sobs freely, her0tears rolling down
her cheeks that all may see them. She,
can cry anywhere.' °
'Tve seen that woman stop on the
sidewalk near where three men were
standing and sob as if her heart would
break. When one of the men asked what
the' matter was. she replied she lived 20
miles away and had lost her pr.r<-e. The
three men gave her a dojlar and a'half
, in a jiffy and asked'no questions. How
"often in a day she does a turn like that 1
don't know.
"She does her trick so artistically that
we hate to turn the fraud down.'. One
time I.did interfere ih the front of a-hotel, but the five men she had cried to simply gave me a stony stare and waved me
off as they handed her a few small bills.
They r> wouldn't hear my story anil swallowed her tears of woe as a trout jumps
at a fly. I guess those men, would rather
feel they'd-helped a poor woman than believe there 'was such a fraud. That's
why 1 let ber go.
"No, ,1 .am sure she uses no onion or
other pungent odors to cause her tears.*
Her tear glands are ever ready on tap
and never "appear to'lie empty. Some-
days ago I asked a doctor about iuand he
couldn't explain it more than'to say that(
practice makes perfect and that the teat-
glands could be developed the same as
any other portion of the human body. I
have promised to show him the woman
some time.",     '
After a. Fire In His Shop the Plumber
Put Him on to a Great Scheme, but
the Little Shoemater Only jLost
Money by It. '
'   ' [Copyright, 1901, by C. B. Lewis'.]
- It vlias 10 o'clock at night vhen I
goes to bed und leafs some boxes by,
der stove, und I don't be asleep half an
hour pefore people kicks" on der door
und yells "Fire!" It vhas smoke all
oafer der house, und I pelief we vhas
burned oop in our beds vhen < der .firemen come und knock down der door
"Ha! I see. Vhell, maype it'vhas
not so bad ash it looks, but I vhill take
a glass of beer mit you."
"I can't puy you some beer today," I
says. -
"Oh, you can't? You pelief I can come
Jn here'und spend an hour of my walu-
able time und you don't eafen treat me
to a glass of beer. Cobbler, you vhas
'a two legged old swine, und if you look
two ways at me 'I shall punch your
bead. Dot fire sale vhas some bJg
frauds, und I shall go right oudt und
,teil der peoples about it.""
Vhen be goes oudt, my wife says we
shall haf aom'e rows if 1 don't take dot
glgn down' but in comes a w'cinan who
calls,oudt: , '
"I vhas-in two hurries, rund I like to
haf you wait on me right off.    How
mooch for some cloaks slightly damaged by smoke?"
"I don't haf no,cloaks," I says.
"Vhell, show me some ribbons." -
"I don't haf some ribbons."
"Den I, vhill look at stockings ,mit
holes burned in der feet." '   '  , «   .
"Dis vhas only'a shoeshop," I says.
"Oh, I see! Vhell, vhy don't you say
so right off und not keep me waiting.
If you vhas a cobbler shop, how .can
.you hold a fire sale? Do you pelief I
like to puy some roasted sole leather
or frizzled calfskin?"       <   '''
Dot womans' vhas mad und like to
make me troubles, but>vhile I talks to
my, fvife some more in comes a street
car man und says: ,   "'
."Get some mofeson you, cobbler.   I
like a pair of rubber boots mit der
1 WHEAT—No. 1 hard. Fort William,
68c; 2 hard, 66c; 3 hard,  62y2c.
COUNTRY WHEAT—52 "'to 56c per
bushel. '    -
.     FLOUR—Prices hold steady.   Lake
■ of/the, Woods Five Roses, $2.00; Red
Patent, §1.83; Medora, §1.45; XXXX
§1.15 per sack of 98 pounds. TOgil-
vie Milling Co., Hungarian, $2.00 ;
Glenora Patent, , §1.85 ; Alberta,
$1.65; Manitoba, §1.50; and Imperial   XXXX,     $1.10 per sack  of'    98
' pounds.",
' MILLFEED— Bran, $11.50 per ton,
shorts $13.50 per ton,  delivered.
'• GROUND FEED—Oat chop, ; $28
per ton; mixed barley'and oats/§25
per ton, and corn $22' per ton. '   «
I     OATS—Manitoba  oats  are practically   otit  of  the' market.        Ontario .
oats are worth 47 to ..48c per bushel
in car lot*.   , • <
BARLEY—None offering. >'.
I    CORN—52 to 53c per bushel.
!     Hay—rFresh baled   ' hay, $9. to $10 -
per,  ton  in   car ■ lots , on  > traQk here.
Loose   hay    on   'the   street is    also
worth $8 to $9 per ton.
' POULTRY—Dressed    spring   chickens,  30,to 40c each/      \  '' ^    .
DRESSED MEATS—Fresh beef, 7 to
8V£c per lb;   veal 7 to  8V&c; 'mutton, t
lie per lb; hogs, 8c per lb. 't > '
BUTTER—Creamery, 16c per pound.--,
Dairy—31c per 'pound. •  ' ">
■ CHEESE—8c per pound.' ,, »f
EGGS.—lOi/oc, per dozem u , ' ' N '
HIDES^-No. 1- inspected" hides, 51/ic \
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The total value of the above products for .1900 was $2,541,131, consequently the output for the first
three months of, the present year
shows a proportional increase of
about 30 per cent'. The largest increases are in
nickel and copper, remain at
the same level of production; arsenic
shows a decided increase, while gold
and silver have fallen off.
ir^ti ore and pig iron;
' '   about
Ttveniy Lost  tjIoUi   yLlucv.
There are at lease 20 lost gold mines
in various parts of the world.    Many
' of  them   have  yielded   rich  ores   .-ind
"thou  have been deserted and entirely
<• There is one: in the north of the
Transvaal, for inslar.ee, that was discovered by accident in the eighties by
two Englishmen. The finders had encamped one night and had, as they
thought, securely tethered their horses
when they suddenly heard adoud neigh
from,.one of the acTmals and a moment
later saw them both racing away ap-
. parently in the greatest terror.
Soon after dawn they were up and
after an hour's tramp found one of the
poor beasts lying on the ground with a
broken leg. In its struggles it had
kicked up the ground and had exposed
rich gold quartz only a few inches below the surface.
The two men .marked the spot and'
returned to the district a month later
to start work on the mine. But in
spite of all their efforts they could not
find the place, and to this day the mine
has not been rediscovered.
In the late seventies there was tremendous excitement in California
when a prospector described a gold
mine he had found. A party soon prepared to set ont, with tho discoverer or!
the mine as guide, but the mine has
never been discovered, though thousands of dollars have been spent in
prospecting for it.
Institution   In   France   For   the   Caj^e
of Yonsis Rich Offender**.        '
Under-the innocent looking title "La
Maison Paternolle" - there exist5! in
France what might be briefly designated
as an authorized aristocratic piison l'ir
juvenile offenders. It was founded by a
legal'luminary. II. Dp Meiz. a man deeply interested in> the traiuing an J' welfare
of the youn^- with a view-to checking the
growing spirit of insubordination to authority, both at honie and at school,
which had become specially marked in
the highest ranl^s of society in France.
One of the most salutary elements in
the scheme of this institution is. the ab
solute secrecy which is maintained in
F.i a nee both as to the exact locality of
this bouse of correction and the uam«s
of those who aie sent there. On an elevated, somewhat bare tract of country
within a few miles of Tours standi a
large quadrangular buildirm known as
La Colonie Agricole, which i« a govern
ment establishment, and behind the chapel, which is situated in the center of the
west front. La Maison Pateruelle is cunningly concealed.
lr is a rectangular, two storied building adjoining the east end of the chapel,
and the first thng that meets the eye
wpon entering is a huge board fearing the
ominous word "Silence." The ground
floor is occupied by prisonlike cells and
offices; the upper one contains rather
smaller cells and is surrounded by a gallery which shuts off all communieathin
witl^the ground floor.
When a boy or a young man under age
becomes inveterately idle, refractory or
dissipated, his parents or guardians can
obtain the consent of a magistrate, whii h
is sometimes seconded by that of a med
ical man, and after certain papers have
been signed a list of questions relating to
the boy's education and present or past
peculiarities is filled up by the parents,
and the culprit, who in this country
would be licked into shape in a healthy,
outdoor fashion, is solemnly handed ovur
to the paternal care of monsieur le diiee-
The main feature in the treatment is
solitary confinement during incarceration,
be it long or short. Three months is ihe
lineal time, but cases hare been known
in which it has been extended to one or
even two years.
Jen*er«on nit nn Inventor.
Mr.-Jefferson   Invented  the  copying
press.    He  writes  to  Mr.  Madison  in
1787: "Having a great desire to have a
portable copying machine and having
studied   over   some   experiments   with
the principle of large machines made
to apply in; the smaller one. 1 planned
one in  Englaad and bad it made.    It
answers perfectly,    I have, set a workman to making them, and they are of
such  demand  that  he  has   his1 hands
full.    I  send you one.    You  uiust expect to make many essays before you
succeed perfectly.    A soft brush, like
. a   shaving   brush,   is   more   successful
than a sponge."    He also sent a copying p»ess to the Marquis de Lafayette
as a present.'   He. invented the revolving chair,  now a ..familiar and  necessary article of  furniture in  all offices
nnd  counting  rooms.    The   Federalist
newspapers used to call it "Mr. Jefferson's whirligig" and  declared  that  he
had devised it "so as to look all ways
at once."- i
Strange Easter Cnstom.
From time immemorial a most extraordinary custom lias been observed on' Easter .Mondays .at Hallaton. in Leicestershire. In order to retain a piece of
gr;uind left to the parish in the good old
days the villagers have to indulge in tho
doubtful, pleasure of a game of boitle
kit-king. But before they cati begin to
play certain preliminaries have to be
gone through. -Two large meat pies and
two dozen' penny loaves have to be
scrambled for. A huge wooden bottle,
bound round with iron rims and containing ale, is thrown on the ground, and
the. men of the : neighboring village of
Me'dbourne have. to wrest it from the
[Iallatonian grasp. It is hardly necessary to add that the struggle is invariably
provocative of a good many casualties of
one form or another. When the battle
has been won, the victors drink the contents of the bottle.—London Chronicle.
Been Bxi>ecti:«s' It.
Mr. Lnrker— Excuse me. Miss Snapper, but I have long sought this opportunity-
Miss Snapper—Never mind the preamble. Mr.'Lurkor. '-Run along in and
•ask pa. He's been expecting this would
come for the past two years.—Tit-Bits,
und pump in two hobnered',barrels of
"water. 1 Only-one , small" box , vhas, on"
fire, und he -.don't damage me 2'cents,,
but in der morning dot plumber comes
oiifer und looks around und says:, ■       [
'   "Vhell, cobbler, you haf struck him
at last.!.'-      v        ■    -   V /    .,       ■'
"How vhas I struck?" T-says.   "
"Right between der eyes. ■ Dot fire
vhas sooch a piece of luck dot you
'vhas'a1 rich man in four weeks.   Now
vhas, your time to start in-mit a big
fire sale.   -It vhas all in der papers dot
dor flames'  soared through, your shop
und busted out der windows und bil-„,
lowed  across der street,   und  peoples
vhill come und look for bargains. -Vhy,
man, one day some shavings-took fire
in my cellar und made a leetle smoke,;
und I haf a fire sale of bathtubs.'   I
sells ten in one weck/^iourshust wait
tilh I'put oop a sign." - « '       >    -
In half an liour dot sign fvhas oop.'
He reads-dot owing totsome fire fiends
der German cobbler vhill hold der
grandest- sacrifice sale of der twentieth century, und it makes me(feeli"good
to read her. Dot plumber slaps me on
der back und shakes hands, und I
don't hardly haf some breakfasts vhen
a man come in und says:   ,
"Vhell. vhell!   So dis vhas der work
of der'fire fiends?"
, "She vhas,"' I says.. (
"Der red  tongues of flames soared
A-ight through your shop, eh?"
"He did." '
"Und busted ,out der windows und
Dillowed across der street?"
"Shust like dot."
"It must haf been some magnificent
spectacle. Vhy don't you come around
und wake me oop und let me enjoy it?"
"How do I know vhere you lifs?"
"Und you don't know me after I haf
got 'three cement patches on my fhoes
in six. months! Lot proves how leetle
you vhas interested in your customers,
und I don't like him at all. If I vhas
some woodchueks, it vhas all right, but
if I vhas a mans I like people to remember dot I vhas on earth. Cobbler, go py Halifax mit your fire sale!
If I haf to walk one t'ousand miles for
my shoe pegs, I don't puy of you no
He goes oudt und a second mans
comes in, und dot second mans looks
around und says:
"Cobbler,  vhen you  vhas awoke py
der smell of dot death dealing smoke,
how vhas it mit you?    Did you seize
your  unconscious   vife  in  your arms
und dash for der nearest window?"
"I don't pelief so." I says.
"Vhen you heard dor crackle of der
destroying  Dames  und   felt dot death
vhas near, did you pick oop your leetle
baby und attempt to dash out py der
"I guess not"
"Cobbler, vhen dose red tongues of
flames soared through your shop with
hisses like ten t'ousand serpents, did
you ask heafen to give you strength to
save the lives of dose dear to you?"
"No;,I shust got on my clothes to Jet
der firemen in."
"Und you don't burn off your eyebrows : und hair to safe your dear
"No. Dose dear ones can go oudt py
der back door in two seconds."
"Cobbler, you vhas a hog und a villain, und Ldon't puy nottings of your
fire sale if I go barefoot all my life."
Der next man who comes in haf a
book und pencil in his hand, und he
takes some looks around und says:
"Serpentlike tongues of flames, billows of der .destroying element, scene
of destruction und desolation. Had
der firemen been one minute later all
would haf been lost. Cobbler, I estimate der damages at $3,500, und I shall
collect your insurance for 20 per cent."
"But my loss vhas only 2 cents," I
says. ' .   ,
"Und I don't haf some insurance either."
'heels   melted ' off, -und   dey  shall, be   5^ to 6^c;'veal calf, 7c to~8c;^'dea-|-
cheap." "       '     * ,    --      . "       \      . ■ kins,, 25  to '40c;   slunks,   15c to 20;^s
'"I don't,haf some"/'I says.'. ' ' '   horsehides^Sl, to .$1,50:'">/      "v  /;   .'-
VVhell, show me some shoes for'.my   .   WOOL—Manitoba ' woolr is l worth ,'V
vife. -If no more ash two holes vhas'  about 714c delivered',here. '    ',•■
SENECA TtOOT—24c" per <lb'.   ' ■ -- ',- -v
,burned'intern, I vhill take 'jein along."
, "I got no burned shoes."
"Butyou 'must haf some slippers mit
der toes burned off.".      '    '      ,_,*..
■"No.",  • :i       '     '      y
"Den you .vhas one big fraud, und I
can lick you in'two minutes.' If you
don't'haf some damaged shoes, how
can you make a fire sale? Now, you
look me in der eyeball.   In two days I
.CATTLE—Fat cattle are quoted- at  -
3V2  lo„4c per pound,' delivered' here'. -'
i    SHEEP—4%''to 5c per^Ib.'    -'  ;/*    .
IIOG-S-Best hogs , are worth \§3.75
per JO0 pounds;       ,.-,,"     .". "   ,
,MILCH,COWS—The,demand is lim- "■
ited.'   Prices range from §30/to $40.   ,
HORSES—Very little demand.,Workhorses will bring froni $125' to §200'
'    ' ' 'TIME TABLE' > '- ' :
-   "    - - ,  's
Lv" AR.
shall catch you on .der car track, und I    each,  according to weight' and qual-
shall make'-my car shurnp along und '*ty.      •'   , „   - ,      *'-'.,
knock,you head oafer heels und preak    ,.    ',       —^ 1      -,., — -.»■
all your bones,  und if  some coroner
comes around I shall tell him you vhas
drunk." Nopody can swindle me und pe
.alife three days. S'death! "Caramba!"
■c   1 pelief I shall go oafer und tell dot
plumber howshe vhas, but shust ash I
-vhasj oudtdoors a feller tears 'my'sign
■ down und'gifs me a kick und 3Tells:   "
"Come und billow ■ across der street
mit me. after four beers or 1° vhill make
some serpent tongues lick you oop in
twojiflies!"      "/,        / ,      ,      .      . /■
He vhas a bad man mit a cataract on
his eye, und I haf to stay mit him for
an hour und puy him sefen beers pefore I can get avhay und go,back to dot,
scene of desolation und fall on der bed
mit a headache. M. Quad. '
S. G:  Marie. Ov.-en Sou".d,   Toronto
and East, Via Lakes,  Jfon., Thurs
.'  and. bat i. .'...'« .'....
- Tues , Fri. a.ncl fc>mv. .-.
■ Montreal, Toronto,   New York and
ease, via all rail, daily" \	
Uat   - Portage . * aud   'intermediate
.  points, Mon., Wed. a FrK
TiiQ3.,TI' - ~  -   -•■
. l'Iuu'3. & Sat  	
Portage     and   ', intermediate
p» hitSjTues.:, ffh.1r3.~aud Sat j
.    Mon., v/ecl. nndFii.:.,.	
ilolson, Lao Du Bonnet und , niter
mc.lcai0 Points. Thnra only 	
Portage ir. Prairie, Brandon,"Ca^ijarv
Nelson and alt Kootonay and Ooas.
points, daily  ,...-..,..	
Portage 1st, Prairie, Crar.don. and in-
termedialo poinls. daily ex"JEJun
'ortage la Pra        '"
jaw pndintci:
ld.c Oi
»* ** /
6      •'
He Was Alphabetical.
A flashily dressed young negro applied to Assistant Secretary Ailes of
the treasury department for a job the
other day,
"What can you do?" asked Ailes.
"Anything, sah, anything."
"What state are you from?"
The applicant drew himself up proudly and said, "I'ze from the first state in
the U::ion, sail."
"From:New York?"
"No, sah; from Alabama, sah."
, "But Alabama isn't the first state in
the Union." u   •
"Alphabetically speakin, sah," replied
the negro, "alphabetically speakin."—
Washington Star.
Stase Note.
Portage la Pra-.rie. Brandon, BI-.o c
,    jaw pnd intermediate poir-rd d^iiv
ex Sunday ;'. .".
Lrlaclitons. Keepnv.-a, Mw.odosa and
intGrmOi.iatc noi itsa dally ex Mini.
Shoal Lake, Yoikton nr.ii i.itormvjcli-
ate points, Mo::., Wcsd. 1 r& Fri ....
Tues. Thnrs., and So* ur Jay	
Raoid    City,     H-vmiota,     Mino'-a',
!    Tues.., Tlrurs. andS it	
,'    Mon., Wed. a-dFri...,	
1 Morden, Delorair.e ancli-.UermodifUo
!    points  daily es Mun
! Napinl.-a, Alanascla and intermediate
i    poiuts,Mcn.^W"ed.,Thuvs. & Sat
Mon., Tues., Tliv.re. and JTr!	
Glenboro, Sourii,  and inCeimc-tl: itc
points,daily e>: Sun	
Napmke.,Hohta, Alfrn?/l:i. and Inter
.    reediaio points,   Men , WeS , 1-rx
j    Tugs., TIuu-s. and f ar	
Pipestone, Region, Areola anrl inter
mediate points:  Mon. wed., fi\.
t    Tues., Tliurs. and Sat	
' Frobyshire3 Hirsh. Bienfaits, Eifco-
"VtlHj o£VL* •••••»•••*•• ■■•» ••«««» ••••«•
, Gretna, St. Paul, iChicago <5ai!v
| Stonewall, Tuelon..Tues, Thurs, Sal
West Selkirk Mort, Wed, Fri
West Selkirk Tues. Thurs, Sat
Emerson Mon, \7cl nnd Fr'
12.2 j
19. JO
IS 43
c*   r>
13. 5
Gen. S-apt.
c. e. Mcpherson.
Gen. Pa?d, Agent.
Stations and Days
j cavo
Heroine— 'Tia cold, and1 the snow
falls, falls, falls. Oh, is me chee-ild
out. in the storm? [Aside.] -Say,
Mike, can't you turn the heat off ? This
theater is roasting hot!—Chicago News.
,   ■ Uriel   LUisM.
Bridegroom—I'm afraid weshall look
so happy and con tented that-every one
will know we are just married.
Best Mau (consolingly)—Don't worry,
old chap, it will only be for a day or
two, you know!—Tit-Bits.
One  Man's   tVistlom.
New Clerk—That young lady in front
wants to look at some rings exactly
like she has on: says-she is thinking
of-purchasing a duplicate for her sister.
Old Jeweler — Huh! You needn't
waste any time on her. The ring she
has is an engagement ring, and she
.merely wants to find out what it cost.
—Chicago News.
Leive  from   Ca-iadian'
Northern depot—        |
Winnipop- to Men >s Dro,|
ersoti, lit. i\.\\l etcdly 1S.15
St Paul    to    Emerson
Morris. Winnip!^ dly
Winnv-.eg    10   Kobncl,
iMhmi. Bel   ont Hart-
ncy & Erandon, Mon.,
Wccl and b'ri.    -   -   - 10.-15
Brandon, Hartney, Belmont, Miami, Roland,
to Winnipeg-,   Tues.,
'thnrs and Sat.   -  -
Winni eg to Portacela
P.  an ft  •iiiterrnattiate
s atior.s, daily ox Su-.i.
Per fcr, ge la P. and ■ intermedin to   -stations   to '
Winnipegdl,r ex Sun.  18.80
Winnipeg-,-sosta ions on
JJeavcr and Delia bran
ches, Tues. and Thuvs
Beaver and Delta.br'ch
srations, to Winnipeg
Tues. and Thurs.    -.■   11.25
Winnipeg to Portage la  •
P., Gladstone.    -   -   -  16.33
Daunhin,    etc.,    Hon.
Wed. and Fri.     -
Dauphiii. Gladstone, P."
2a Praide, Winnipeg
Tues.,  Thurs. &   Sat.  13 00
Winnineg-'to W'p'gosis,
Tues" and Thuvs.   -    -    9.45
Winnipegosiv to   "Wpg
Monr and Fri. ........    9.45
Winnipeg      to    Grand
View, Mori,  and Fri.
Grrand Viow to    Wpg
Tues. and Sat...:.....    9.13
Daupliin^to    Wrp'gosis
and return, Sat.......    0.^5
Dauphin to Swan lliver
& El wood. Wed. ....
Elwood to Swaii I-tiver
& Dauph in., Fri       5.01
Leave from O. P. depot
Winnipeg- to Warroad
Beaudette and intcr-
20 00
sne'Jiate ctation3,LIon,
Wed., a,nd Fri.  ......
Btaudctte, Warroad.etc.
to Winnipeg, Tues.,
Thurs. and.Sat	
14 1G
Gen. £upt.
Traf. Mgr ^v"
, <-h
'     - flood Old IJed-Tape.
.' A Somerset House clerk entered the
private room of .the/head of his department to ask for a fortnight's
holiday. The oflicial received him
with his . usual afTffabihty, and told
( him to'hand in his request in writing.,       ' :
"Ph, I did not think that was    necessary if' I applied to you in"    person," said the clerk.1 ,.
r '  "Oh„ yes;  in fact,  it is mdispensa-
-' '"Then     I will  go  back  to the  of-
,  free.': - »n    : i ■      • '  '
"No need to  do'that; see, here arc
1 .pens,/jnk and paper;   sit down'    and
write."   • , '   '
.    The clerk obeyed. Tho petition was
written out, signed and folded.,
-  "Now,'"said the functionary, "you
have only to present it."
"To whom?"
. . ''To    me,   or\ course!"   And  taking
the  petition,     ho   wiped   his   glasses,
carefully    adjusted    (them, read , the
document from     beginning,    to    end,
placed i,t on a file along, with a number ,of similar applications,  and-then
- remarked-    with  the utmost gravity.
"I have read your petition, and    re-
„grct exceedingly..that I,am compelled
to   inform-- you   that I  cannot accede
r to ."your 'request'."
r>    i Imagine the
/clerk!— London'Tit-Bits.
," V '    <,   \ HARD BKEAD. *      ,
■ ', Mr.    Newlywed-^Coine,  wonjt    you
'-.break bread with'"us today V '<■      '
y Jacic Jester—No,>■ thanks,   old man;
/you see, I'"can't< stand manual- labor.
'Bythe^ way, 'is*iti her first attempt ?
A Lady Who Cures Hcr'Kasfeand &
; SSis Drinking Habits Wrltes-
of filer-Struggle to. '
feelings "of
■the    poor
When anger >rises -judg-rnent takes a
back seat.
Avarice    sometimes
and always deceives.'
Small boys
shrink from
'and new flannel  shirts
1 Soon the xriermaids     will
flirt with the  ocean- swells.
The heart  of an  oak,   like  that  of
some women, is  die hardest part/'
The wrinkles in.
chant's face are'
marks.        ' (
(i the ,_ busy   mer-
probably   . trade
I'was cured of" Bronchitis *and-Asth-
ma' by/MINARD'S -LINIMENT.'. '
r , ■"   ', - li -'  MRS.   LIVINGSTONE.   -
■Lot 5, P.' El 1/   '   "
j    I was, cured  of  a severe attack  of
.Rheumatism    "by     MINARD'S '<LINI-
, - "Mahdne Bay,.       JOHN   MADDER.
/„ <■ ■ y       ' '   «        i   *
1 I'was cured of a severely 'sprained
, f Bridge water!   ' • '<
-Hubbubs'-r-Say,"., why, did you move
from- your suburban, .home ?
. Subbubs—I'm'.all* run" down.-^  ,*■    '
JHubbubs-f-Malaria.?/, ;-
''^Subbubs-—'No;  gossipy neighbors.      *•
I.  ' *A - -
The * dentist, and ^the   f arnier o- are
both practical stump" pullers/-"
One  of the duties  of  today is-'
qualify yourself for tomorrow.
Pakmelee's Pruts possess the power of
acting specifically upon the diseased organs,
stimulating\o action the dormant energies
of the system, thereby removing disease. In
fact, so great is the power of this medicine
to cleanse and purify, that diseases of almost
every name and nature are driven from the
body. -Mr: D: Oarsvyeil, Oaiswell.P. 0., Ont.,
writes: "I have tried Parmelee's -Pills and
find them an excellent medicine and one
that will eoll well."     - l  -
River Jordan water is now exported regularly 'for" baptismal purposes.
An    open-faced
watch—a yawning
ffiiiarA's Liniment Cures Garnet in -Cows.
' "I had for a long- time been, thinking of trying the Tasteless Samaria
Prescription treatment on.<°niy hus-
'band for his drinking* habi'ts, but ..I
was afraid he would discover that i.
was g-iving him medicine, and' the
thought unnerved'me. L-hesitatcd for
nearly a week, .but one day when ho
came home . very much ''intoxicated
and his salary nearly all spent, I
threw'off all fear and .determined, to
make an"efTort to, save our home;
from> the ,ruin I saw coming,' at , all
hazards. - I* sent for your '-Tasteless
Samaria Prescription and piit >!':, in
his coffee, as directed next, anoi ""ing
and watched arid,-prayed for .the re-1
suit. At noon I gave hinv,more nd
also at'supper. He'never; suspected
a thing, and I .then boldly kept right
on giving it "regularly, asJI had dis,-
^overed 'something1 that ' set every
nerve' in my body tingling with'hope
and happiness, o and, I could seej' a
bright future t spread out' before me—
a peaceful, happy home,'' a" share in
the good things' of life, an attentive,
loving husband, , comforts, and everything else, dear to a 'WOir^n'r. heart;
for my husband had told me '.that
whisky .was vile , stuff, and he was
takings a dislike to it. .It was only
too true; for before I had.given.,him
tide full'course he had stopped drinking altogether/, .but I ■ kept . giving
him the medicine till^it -was all gone,
and then- sent^for*^another lot','to
have on-hand, if,, he should relapse, as
he had 'done xfrom, promise's3, before.
He never has; and I am writing you
tliis-letter to tell you how thankful
I-am. I honestly believe it will cure
the worst cases.'' ■,
SENT t FREE TO ALL.—A sample
package 'of - Tasteless Samaria Prescription'SENT FREE with full particulars in plain sealed envelope. All
letters considered, sacredly, confidential. Address The Samaria Remedy
Co., 30 Jordan street, Toronto, Ont.
The postage stamp is on the;tip of
many a ^tongue / that - doesn't talk
about it. ,
fot the TEETH and BREATH
The narrow-minded man hasn't a
thought beyond the limited sphere of
iris   vision.   '        . '*      ,       „  ■
Thomas1' Harrison   of ISt.V, Mary's,
, N. Id., Might'have been Oper- *
\   ated on for Appendicitis'. «•
New |S2|S0Z0D0MT LIQUID      .      .      .
NewfNlfi Box S0Z000NT POWDER   .      .
Large LIQUID and POWDER      ...
At the Stores or by MaU\ postpaid, for the'Price. _ . ,' ,
A Dentist's Opinion: "As an antiseptic'and'hygienic
moiithwask, and for the care and preservation of the teeth-and
gums, I cordially recommend Sozoclont:, I consider it the ideal-
dentifrice for children's Use.""   [Name of writer upon application.] -
UK Ca-e -vvsi^ Wrongly Diagnosed—lie Ke-
:il zed ill» F*aot-iii Time —Oudd's Kid
ney 'l>iil-..l,j-ol>,il)ly Saved his Life. - ,
" "i
■" yI
. te     £
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Woman's Mian Teoiserance Union
A pupil  in the juvenile department
'astonished his teacher recently by describing a circle as  "A  straight line
that's crooked all the way round.
He     Who  borrows   money     of   his
neighbor never hears the last  of it.
, In his Vegetable PmLS Dr. Parmelee has
given to the world the fruita of long scientific research in the whole realm of medical
science, combined with new and valuable
discorer'es never bofo.-o known to man. For
1 Delicate and DcniLiTATED Constitutions
Paimciee's Tills act like a chaim. Taken in
small doses, the effect is both a ionic and a
stimulant, mildly exciting the secretions of
the body, giving tone and vigor.
Don't talk to a ^bvisy man, for the
chances are that he won't know a
thing- you said when you are through
Mrs.   Xcwed (at  the  cigar  storc)-
I'ci '.ike  to  see    some .'.cigars  for
stout,  dark man, please !
MinariTs Liniment Cre Col% Etc.
: Avarice is  the .result.;'of' abundance
rather than want.   .:.   ,..
Paradoxical though it may seem, a
new watch is a second- hand article.
If Satan ever gets short of fuel he
ought to. use excuses.
Pale, sickly children Bhould use Mother
Graves' Worm Exterminator. Worms are
one of the principal causes of suffering in
children and'. should be expelled from the
system.    •
Never make a complaint while you
are angry.-
Hicks—You say you haven't a single superstition. Would you ever
start on a journey on Friday.
Wicks—Never ! Saturday is payday.
Letter from Mrs. G-eorge Grant, of
Paisley, Ont./ giving particulars of
a cure effected by "Samaria Proscription," res'ulting in its use and adoption by the Paipley Woman's Christian Temperance  Union.
Paisley, Ont., December 11th, 1900.
The Samai a Remedy Co.,
30 Jordan Street, Toronto, Ont.
Dear So-s,—I penned a few lines to
vou some time ago,—as a member of
the temperance cause, I wrote for
informa'don; at. that tirce I liad in
tny mind fr\v .ids whose son was a
tjreat cause of anxiety and trouble on
account of his drunken habits. I
strongly urged the friends to try the
remedy I saw advertised in the Toronto Globe. They did so. It was
the Samaria Remedy that was administered and 1 am pleased to inform the company the medicine was
helpful; the young man has not
drank a drop since, breaking oil from
old companions: and spocial prayers
on his behalf, all aided in breaking
the chains. ,        L   '
At the last meeting of the W. C.
T. U. here, I introduced your medicine for the cure of the liquor habit,
and a resolution was .passed, "That
inasmuch as it is the aim of this organization to help the poor inebriate,
we should recornmend this remedy in
homes where persons are-'addicted,to
■the. use of intoxicating liquors."
Now, sirs, wishing you a successful
career-in your noble work, and feeling that assistance can ; be given, in
the precincts of home by the hand of
mother or wife, trusting God may
open up useful avenues for your labors,      Yours very respectfully,
(Signed)       MRS. GEORGE .-GRANT;
On behalf of Paisley W. C. T. U.
FEEE SAMPLE ^r^ffigj
ation, testimonials and price sent in p.'lair
sealed enve'e-pe. E-nclose 2c sta,vnv>. Address
From 'the   Watchman,   Lindsay,'  Ont.
Jn   tl-p   town   of>-Lindsay and     surrounding   country vrn.o    man  is  better,
known or .more highly "respected than
Capt.    George, Crandell.      Forty-seven
years ago he' w'as owner and captain
of the first steamer  that , navigated
the Scugog.*   "Since" that time success
has  crowned-liis - life both    on *> land
and water.      i;or forty-nine ^years ,he
was 'si' member fbf the Lindsa'y ,iown
council.   I-Ie is  now-73 years  of age
and enjoys the best of health, but it
has     not ' always  been  thus.''   Some
years" agq  the    exposure   and  worry
incident to his .calling' began to tell
upon* his health, ahd his heart showed s'igns  of weakness:!   His sufferings
and complete-restoration through   i he
use "of Dr.    Williams;    Pink Pills are
b«,t  told  by himself.   To a reporter
the captain gave-the following'story .
/'Several years""ago my <lieart b'eg.i'i
to; bother'me.    At first I >took lit'-.!-;
notice, of.it,   but  the  trouble' gradually grew-worse until I had tos summon medical, aid. *   I suffered , much,
pain and at' timesJ was attacked/- by
smothering spells,  which caused    me
great   ^distress."'     Frequently     these
spells -attacked 'ine^ during' the ' night
and it^w;as'l,with ""difficulty    that * I
managed'.to   br.eathe"  at", all.   I  consulted    several    doctors,    but     the.i*
'medicine' failed to benefit me. I then
tried ,a much advertised remedy,  but
this  also ^failed    to    help me. • I had
always 'been fond of smoking,   but I
was in such poor health that a few
puffs from a cigar would distress me
so much that I had to give' it up altogether.     I grew worse day by day
and began to think my end was near
and that, 1 would die trona the trouble.      Some time ago  I  was  advised
to try Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills.      After taking one box I noted    an   improvement  in my  condition and so 1
continued their use.      I kept on improving till now I am as well ' and1
strong  as I ever  was  in my ufe  before, and    have     not    been    bothered
with   the  least    sign   of  my     former
malady for months.     I am now able
to enjoy a smoke as I used to without feeling the    least   distress.      AH
this   I owe to that greatest    of    all
remedies,  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills."-
Rich,   red  blood and  strong  nerves
arc the keystone to health.   Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are the most widely   known and praised of   medicines
because  from first  dose to  last they
make   new, life-giv'ng blood, ahd restore health and    shattered    nerves,
bringing new health and strength to
hitherto despondent sufferers. Do not
take    any    substitute—do    not   take
anything  that does  not  bear  the full
name,   "Dr.   Williams'   Pink  Pills  for
Pale People,"  on the wrapper around
the box.      Sold by all dealers    or by
mail, post paid, at 50 sents a box or
six    boxes  for     §2.50,  by addressing
the    Dr.      Williams'     Medicine     Co.,
Brockville,   Ont.
ff7U  e&ru^&*-&
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•    Advance  Asrents  of Civilization.
Oneof the most curious'phases'of' the
hom^steading industry-is exhibited by set-
tlers—anil there are a good- many such—
'wh-'/are perpetually unsertled. Thoy,will
.^PC-lire a promi.-ins farm, fence it in, be-
scin brooding piss and'chickens, and then,
v\-i(lH)iirhany'npparoii't reason, will pull'up
si.iUos'and depart "with all their beloug-
in^1- to'some other locality, which they
iiiiiii;ino to "bo" more eligible. Some of
thos«» ppoplp/haye actuallyr traveled < sev-
ft:il tinios from the Mississippi river to
("aliforrlia and haek. arid they arp so nu-.
riicnnis tbat the'term '"wagon children"
ha< boon accepted in the language as de-
^criptivo of those- \yh'o have been brought
•rp in wheeled vehicles. ' .'" "-/
^ Professor' Thompson "' of the,^-United
States geological survi y said that he had
a matt. 24' years of ago in his "employ "at
obp time who stjrted that^he had never,
sJo|)t in an,ordinary' hod in his life, having hoon kept c^tinually on the move in
this fus>hion.      '     r       ">' -/-" 1
v *■ i -"tii
■'       '    AND WORRY.
i Oil
No Rcon For DonM. '-'
spoak    with   groat   positiveness
friend's reli-
ab'out • the "sincerity of our
"There can be no doubt whatever of
his sinceritj'," was tho answer. "Why,
sir. that man would rather go to chu'-ch
on Sunday than piay golf.V—Washington
Capt. Oeoi Craii(3«ll,of Lindsay, Tells How. ;}
'    he' {secured   Release 'JTroui-' thls^    '   , -
"'      Most   .Dangerous Malady.    -      '
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St.", Mary's,.N."B.';r July   l.-(Special) y
—Thomas    Harrison,   of   -this-place,
considers     himselfj a   '.fortunate man'.'y
that-he is-alivevand'well today.. For Y^-
months   -lie was--* suffering Las  every-'-
Holloway's Corn Qure is a specific for the
removal of s corns and warts. We have never
heard of its failing to remove even the worst
kind.    ,
Men are  like     wagons'—they rattle
most when there is nothing in them.
What some men" live on is of less
interest to the worldi than why they
live on.
Minard's Liniment Cures DiibMa.
Tt is easier to approach luxuries
than it is to break away from them
again. ' '
'Clothes may not make the man,
but the better they arc the more attention he is  apt  to receive.
OAISTSTOT BE. BE AT.—Mr. D. Steinbach,
Zurich, writes; "I have used- Dh. Thomas'
Eclectrio Om in my family for a number
of years, and I can safely say that it cannot
be beat for the cure of croup, fresh cuts and
sprains. My little boy has >had attacks of
croup several times, and one dose of Db.
Thomas' Eclectrio Oil was sufficient for a
perfect cure. I take great pleasure in recommending it as a family medicine,- and I
would not be without a bottle m my house."
body '.thought - -with'   appendicitis:
That's" what vhe was told, and that's;;
what he was'^being -treated'- for. '"But>;--
he grew worse' in spite of the-efforts"
exerted to  help him. '   ' - *■-    "' "* „ "
-  In - append'citis^' it. , is.' igenerally-.J;
thought..necessai-yl to 'perform' an" op-,""
oration."   That Mi*. Harrison was not
required   to    undergo  the   ., surgeon's  -
knife and that for- a disease he never
had,   is  in  all  probability- 'nobody's
fault but his  own.   For it was    not,
appendicitis     that afflicted Mr.-Harrison.'   It -was  Stone in the Bladder,
and it w*as Dodd's Kidney. Pills that
restored him  to     the   perfect health
and strength  he enjoys today.
•'About a" year ago," he writes,
"1 began to suffer from pain in the
back accompanied by ' lethargy impossible- to overcome. . I employed a
physician, who named my disease appendicitis, but in spite^ of his treatment I grew worse and began to
pass bloody urine. ^ .
"About this time an anxious friend
advised me to use Dodd's Kidney
Pills, and by the time I had finished
the first box I passed a stone of unusual size, which is now in the doctor's   possession.        . -
•'I began at once to feel better and
you may judge of my gratitude for
my escape thus promptly and safely.
I Laving taken .only three boxes I am
happy to state I am absolutely cured
with no sign of the return of my old
,M<   }J
c '_-,-''•'
"Oon game, eh ?   That is short
conf dence game.  I presume ?"     •     ^
"No. con game is so called* from
Connecticut, where it' originated in
Furitaii, times."
The wise man who knows more
than his "wife is unwise if he ti ies to
conceal his   kuov%ledge  from her.
lift Liniment Cures Distemper,
How's This?
We < fler 6->.';'Huiid ed Dollars Reward for
any .case of Catu-th that cannot be cured hv-
Plall's-Catarrh Cure
F   ,.CHENfii'& CO.. Pr:ops\ Toledo, 0.
»Ve.  the'-under-ig-.ied   have   known   F. J.
Cheney for the' last 15 years, and believe him
i-rfectly honorable in alj business transactions,
aud fin ncrally able o carry out.any obligation
made by their firm.
■a kst & Tiitjax, Wholesale Druggists.Toledb.O.
Walding,    KrNKAN   &   Marvin,-  Wholesale
Druggists, Toledo, 0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly'upon the blood and mucous surface3 of the system. Price, 75c. -pir Ijottle.. Sold
,by all druggists.   Testimonials free.
Hall's Family.-Pilis are the best.'
Good-natured   citizens    should
build houses on cross streets.
When a young man feels that "he
doesn't want another fellow; making
goo-goo eyes at his best girl—that is
Severe colds are easily cured by the u«i
of Bickle's Anti-Oonsumptive Syrup, a medicine of extraordinary, penetrating and healing properties. ' It is acknowledged by those
who have used it as being the best medicine
sold for coughs, colds, inflammation of the
lungs, and all nffections of the throat and
ch-st. Its agreableness to the tasfco makes it
a favorite with ladies and children.
A bachelor says that a woman's
some good society—the society of his
wife  aud  children,   for   instance. -
'.    ■ •      ■''•   ■ " .  '   I :    t.
We are in need of a few  reliable A.genta
throughout the country to handle our
Good profit and quick sales.   For particulars address   ■■...'.'■■
313 Main St., 'Winnipeg'.
established.   10 years trial.   A hi
  for durabitity
established. 10 years trial. A home industry.
Encourage it. BE WAKE of American Paper
Felting, which cracks in our climate. For samples and testimonials apply to
W. G. FONSECA, (Sole Agent.)
664 Main Street, WINNIPEG*
Issuer of Marriage licenses
^ Sewing  Machines'
Office and Warerooms CJ«T«TT Y    T "C1 A T
213 Portage Avenue. tJixiaJLi   Jj^j.fXi
'< H
The man who imagines lie never
did a foolish act isn't wise enough
to know what folly is.
and so would  many a young   ....'
lady, rather than take a bath
without the "Albert"
It leaves the *kin wonderfully soft
and frftfh.and its laint fragrance is extremely pleasing. s
liev/ai-e of Imitations.
W. N. TJ. No. 332. Wc^'J^&tzs^xa&BMSB&araiHX^^
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Subscription,' $2 a year, in advance.'
/COL jb. EiiDerson, Boitor.
flSTiAdvertisers who want their ad
changed, should get copy in "by
12 a.m. day before issue.
Subscribers failing to receive Tuts
Nknvs regularly will confer a favor by notify u£* the  oilice. ' ,
J/b Work Strictly C. O. D. "     ,
T -ancient Ads Cash in Advance.
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Complaints are   frequent   about.
the constant,   continuous   changes
in school books.     One man asserts
.that in the case of  a   large family
the cost of text books   has   become
- the heaviest'burden in   connection
with our'eduoational system. . The
taxes for.school purposes upon   an
,."ordinary house an.i lot   are   insig-
* t ' r
nificantin  comparison    with   this-
*'        - ' •<. y
semi-annual impost.      Wc must be
up-to-date you know.      But really
books become"1 antiquated  in these
Jiurly-burly UmesV  It'*is "not Very'
long  since" a   child   could \   pass
' through alf the  grades , and, come
oat on the top, at what he, considered manVestate,' without   a   single
change in'the system or in'the' list
of books from  which   he . gathered
nis inspiration.    And the boys were
as successful in life as t hose  of today,    but   perhaps the competition
was not'as keen.      Certainly'there
were fewer, frills and   fads in    con-
'nection with education and   not   so,
-many officials with little to do   but,
■ develop schemes   of improvement,
'".to be*c«ist aside in a1   year   on .two
and some other hobby   substituted.
There has been a conflict for several
years as to the merits of  the  vertical system of writing as  compared
with the old slanting   style. , The
upright people, we believe, have received  a  "set-back."      There   are
childien iir our schools   today   who
do not know the alphabet puzzling
their youthful brains in   the  effort
to upell words of two syllables. That
f K
may be one of the results of a scien.- j
tific system of education, but it
makes the path to knowledge very
difficult. Ii is like scrambling
alorig a rocky lpad, while under
the old system, the obstacles disap-
peared as the pupil advanced. We
must not be understood as c*iti-
cizing the present sy=tem. We
know too well what is due to our
teachers and those who superintend
their operations. We also know
that the average pedagogue is des-1
perately set in his or her wa'ys and
that he or she will snort in scorn
at the idea of the public attempting
to interfere or criticise. It cannot
do any harm to print some of the
thoughts of the public, who have a
remote interest in educational questions.—Times.
We havo been shown a "Minute
Book" which   is  an   affair   of, 68
: pages and a stiff, cover. The pages
are   blank,   although,   ruled,   and
.,,' they have a red line ruled lengthwise of the pages about two inches
froin the margin. Thi- particular
book costs 45 cents; we believe
similar books, not so well got up,
can be purchased for 25 cents. This
book is used for memorandum pur-
• poses in some of the school  depart- ;
ments^and it is understood,, that
the teacher? prefer their', pupils to\
have the 45 cent kind instead of
the cheaper article. This is one of
a series of blank books ''which , a
public school pupil must have.
Another is a very elaboiate affair"
for parsing exercises. Theie is a
very general complaint at the cost
ol sencol buoks. One parent, who
sent his boy to the 'High' School,
tells,us that he had to pay out $8
for ■ books.-       To   that ' particular.
* i *■
parent the bum   "was. not: serious,'
but there must be many., to., whom
•it.would be.      ,.   <.-      :,       .-„   '
We fear that there is a good1 deal
of faddism about'our   educational,
work, and  we  do   not   now prefer
specially^to'this  city,   but" to"'""the"*'
system developtd under free schools.
Take ' this rhattei   of   minute,   or
memorandum' or -parsing   books.,
They may be very useful,     Theoretically doubtless they are.    'There
are  some people   who,   received   a,
pretty fair .education at school, and '
^yet to whom ih their  childhood's
days a-lead pencil' .was.va " luxury,,
and a memorandum   book  of . ,an}";
kind an,, unknown   quantity.      Iu
those days jth'e   effect   of   teachers -
was to  impress   things. upon    the
memory of pupils, andit nevor occurred to them" that ""an   eiabora te
system of book-keeping was neces-
sa'ry to,teach a youngster   thatt the
verb "to be''"requires the same   case
after it as it-does before it,  or  that
a verb must agree with its nominative in number  and   peri-on.       We
are very much inclined   to  the belief that the habit of putting [^everything down in writing in school is
pernio.ous.    The pupil ought to get
thk.gs fixed in his memory without
artificial aid, even if to accomplish
this some of the educational frills,
so popular nowadays, must  be  cut
off.    Of course times have changed.
You must not fancy, good s-ir,   that
when your child asks you   a  question in grammar,   tlie answer   that
would have  satisfied   your   school
teacher will pas-s muster  with   his.
You are very lucky  if you  understand the ques ion which 3*our   offspring propounds to   you.      Fads,
fads, fads."    Wc seem to be coming
to a time  when the   multiplication
table will have to be recast, a ad a
profound lesson in philosophy  will
be neces.-ary before a child is taught
that twice one is two.—-Colonist.
■-■-■•■■--- ," "- o——-—;     -       '.■;■':
r'.';;:.:.;-,    to:THE EEAF.       " 'y '■ <':
A nch lady'cured of her Deafness and Noises. in the Head by
Dr. Nicholson's Artificial Ear
Drums, gave $10,0d0 to. his', Institute, so that deaf people unable to
procure the Ear Drums may have .
them free- Address No, 14517,
The Nicholson Institute, 780
Eighth Avenue, New York,   U.S.A.
Moore's crockery display still
continues to attract attention, for
neatness and quality it cannot be
V, Joseph,Baird, who lost  his   life
■i t
,in  the   Islander   disaster, , was   a
brother  of   Mrs' Dowdall "of this
place.    , Mrs Dowdall did not know
of the sad event until  IWednesda}'.
last. '     '    ' r   '";    ;" "   ■
The townis tolo?e another well-
known and universally liked family. Mrs Garnet movesto Nanaimo
tomorrow, breaking 'up'" Her , establishment here. Her son, Frank is
employed' in- Nanaimo,';.^and , she
*  - >,    y    i'    *        - —   *,
moves with the rest of  the  family
to be with him. '■  *    • '
- Miss Hughes,, lately head nurse
in the.hospital, leaves for Victoria.
Miss PhiJ lips Vhas taken, the position.   ; '" <   .' ./ „
Miss K.1 Peacey is- teacher at
Puntledge^school injthe valley..
, The 'welcome rain fell in torrents
last Saturday, quenching many of
the bush fires' 'which are r working
such havoc in the woods. It is re-
grettable, however, that much grain
is cut and lying. However, as the
weather cleared agaiiv <.n Sunday,
it is to be hoped no' great damage
,has res tilted.-
<l   1 . * !
Fruit, especially . apples ,* and
pears, are'almost a total failure in
the district-this year. , Mr ' George
Heather bell..'of ' 'Hornby Island,
writes that his crop, with others, is
a failure rfnd attributes this partly
to a bcarcity of,wild bees. It is his
belief that all fruit growers should
* i *■
keep a few hives of bees Imagining from the success people have
had here with bees, we 'should say
the venturo would be profitable,
apart from the value of the insects
as flower fertilizers.        '
The shooting season" opened the
1st. Sportsmen were out in droves,
SuixLy and Monday, and-j^'good
bags aie reported. It is well to remind people that shooting after
sunset is against the law. We
have heard of shooting going on up
to dark. A' reminder now will also
be timely regarding the quail imported this spring. Sportsmen are
earnestly requested not to molest
Mr and Mrs Farmer invited a
few friends to a social evening
Saturday, to meet their daughter,
Mrs Haddow and Mr Haddowfrom
Nanaimo. The guests spent the
evening in a pleasant manner.
Songs and music serving to drive
dull care away until a slate hour.
$% If Pf3!
Always on hand a varied assortment-of Cakes, Pies, Pastry, ^cl
Minced Steak Pics on Wednesdays
iiiqsir^.iiir. ^ve..
Sportsmen! buy  your arnmuni-,
tion and sporting   articles   at   the
Magnet Store,   everything   of   the
best description to be had there.
WANTED—Capable, reliable per
son in; every county to represent *
large company of solid financial
reputation; $936 salary per year
payable weekly; $3 per day absolutely sure and all expenses;
straight, bona-fide, leiinite salary
no commission; salary paid each
Saturday and expense money advanced each week. Standard
House, 334 Dearborn,1 St, Chicago.
<"'  7
C1 l4.fi €5
Statu*  of  the   Dairy   Imlnstry—Price
of, Hatter— tiir 'of  Sf j»a.s*i;lc»rs.
, Tbe report of Dairy,aii'l ICood Commissioner Norton of Iowa eontaius a
number, of statistical farts which are
of general. Interest. The total niim'uer
of vows in clown is l.'J'.'w.iMJO.1 or ;iu
avera«t» ot XI to tlie Miuaie-niih1 ui the
less ]u;pulin's portions of il)e"«tarc> to
5.r» in the tuore popaiotis. The value of
these cows Is $:>tt.:$r>S..~>u.S. or nearly $'.?)
per cow. "The niuiihei ol cows to each
1.000 population is r>7''r
•The average price of t utter has-decreased o\ <->r- hi'viv:)' years ujno.^hift iia3r
iucre;»,se(l over last year. , The.averasro
price in ISiKJ was "JT c«snts. in \'-V.):i. *J I
v cents: in, 18«'l.-).,'/I* cents., in "l.syVi. :-:t)
cents, si'nd in 1!»'J»  '2'i eei-rs...
Dunii,!,",: lie \ ear*e:ij!uiK .fniyj. I^p0\
theie were bm thseo P.censes issued i'or
tne sale ol  oleomargarine, in  the hJi.ii>.
> All of these have since expired, and. no-
renewals Lave been take'a ont.
Oft the n:->(> erejiinenes In the Ftat©
842 are operated on tho s-.'pnr.itor plan,
71 on tbe gathered cream plan and HO
on a combination of the two plana.
Five hundred and one creameries are
owned by individuals. :-US> are operated
on the co-operative plan. 11U on the
stock company plan. „ ,•
* There has been a notable increase in
the past year of the number of larm
separators in use in the state, m lH'.'O
there being 3.332 as against 1.7<;2 of
the previous year and 'J04 of 1S9S.
G,oliimbia I'lourihg
t _, r-^. — w  _ «kJ
unganan;,, ■■- .■■ ,, ■ .
" Thi:eevStar,    ' V.
.     Wheatlets^io^,
Stroiior" Bakers""-'/
o   (LIMITED.) t   u
Agents, -    Victoria, B.'C
The  Si3o  Q,sst»s«JoTa.
A roofv on a silo is perhaps more a
question of convenience than ol necessity, says Hoaid'a Dairyman Si!a:?a
will keep without a roof beuijz over it.
but for convenience in feeding the
siiapco, keeping snow, ere., out and
shelter while liandlini*; a roof is usually
put on the silo. If one has not been
built, the silo can go without till after
tbe next filling. If there is 'plenty of
silage aud the posture is not of the
best, keep eows on silage till the
growth improves, or if lhey are turned
out give them a feed at oight. There
Is not enough nutriment in fresh pas-
lure to keep up tlie milk 'flow without
assistance of a little dry feed. If the
silo is not completely emptied, when
ready to Oil remove all spoiled ensilage
from the surface and fill with the now
cut corn at once.
-   OIG-ABS      "
Jp2r*TbeBest in B.C.  and made
by Union Labor in
HMcmeei* (Btqav factory
ncouver, B. C.
RefvnJnritj- In StabHo 'Worlc.
Reasonable regularity iD stable work
is always desirable, but Intense of
milking it Is a necessity when one expects cows to do their best. The variation of on hour, early or late, will
make an appreciable difference in the
quantity of milk yielded and sometimes
in tbe quality of milk sas well. The
benefits of regularity In stable work,
once well established, will soon extend
to other-, farm oneratidns.
■ t^^mam*tmw*miMm9*>n'*."imm» i«i'iji unuww ■■■inaBou—p—aw*w—•—•—i»>
All owners of cows in Cumberland and Union are requested to
remove the bells, or proceedings
will be taken tp prevent them lun-
ning at large.
By order,
t4 City Clerk.
Cumberland, B.C., 28th Aug. 19.01.
Tie Wellington Colliery Co,
NOTICE is hereby givenil-afc a meeting
of the Stockholders of the Vv'. lington Colliery    Company,     Limited    Liability,   to
authorize the increase of the amount^bf  th«
Capital Stock of the  Company   from   One
Million to Two Million Dollars, will be
held at the office of Company, Store Street,
Victoria, on.WEDNESDAY,' the 3rd day
of October next, at 11o'clock in the afternoon. '-.'.;... - '.- '•
Dated Victoria, 3rd August, 1901.    , •-,;■■'
;   s^,td R.W. DUNSMUIR.
On the 22nd August, a gold ring
lettered Yukon.      A reward   of $5
will be paid on returning same to
Chas. Bridges or Riverside hotel.


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