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., MT^will have ready by. to-day—;Satv
'-^day-Jrall the Remnants ancL ends   of
"^t)resstGo<o>ds,, -Flannels, "Flannelettes,
• iGingharhs,      .Cretonnes,       .Muslins,:
■« -Prints': Laces; Ribbons, and in fact ev-
^i vll^ Vryshort? end of goods m the store, all
f?  marked at-prices that; will   be: sure;, to
hclear,them: oufc '-\Hc#fc~t letr'.some;', one,'
felse jjot all the bar^ains;^ Conie  earM'!
and getsonie of themteftyoursell..
!      THE   LARGEST
and most Complete Stock of
Instruments in B.C.
88 Govern th'ent St.
. Victoria, 15. C.
P. 0. Box 143.f ?!'
,P1AN0S. organs,
<' GUiTALlS; •'   ',    ,
' '   BANJOS.    "'
;<•    r   '      AOTOHARPS.
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' |.« A)\ the latest' $iWt. Music ,
"';' f/ad Folios.- ' Fiiiost Stri ngs
'■ni for'all instruments. Agents
• **$$>£wfor   the popular. Domestic™
fJ-VSSj/J",Sewing MacliiiiOs. '   Need-
f|t ''top an$ pavts^lor all^nia-
i§! ""chihes: Hend'-lNr'Catalogue:
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-JT-he, war office has
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'   London, Nov. 29.—-
recetve'd" the   follcmin^  despatch   fr.om
' General '^)%\ Cape'TownJ Nov.' '/<&.— ,
"Gener.il'Metciiuen  repous as,r follows:
-fModder Klver 28thl— t^eennnoitered 'at'
l5- ,t.i»h.,the chimiy.^poMtioii on Modeler
River and found4^«»|jsir6itgly entfehch-
.4dv and/concealedU: ^No,'means; oU owt-
fl inking, iKe \ "river y being ' full.'VAction',
was commenced-' witlv.ai'tillei\, Vnbunted
infaritiy, and cayalryiat 5:30;   guards, on
tlwritfht, i^jfbrigHcitejion^the 'left' at*.'
Stacked'the-position" jn^^-idely   extettded
is hurrying back to   oppoie Baden
Two Estcourt train arrived at
Fere-yesterday evening: T<heie is
great rejoicing at the re-opening of
the line. Boer piism'iers report
that General Iliidya ds n'ght at
tack with oldsteel paraly/ed tlie
Boers whose losses were 30 killed
an'd over 100 wnunded.
' ( London, 80.—Although telegraph
communication is open with Mod-
der River. No further news o:'
Gen. Metchucns big fight was given
f out to-day.
London, 29.—Gen.' Metchuen has
t'efeatod the   wholo  Boer   foicc at
' Modder River.
London, 29.—Despatch from
Gen. Metchuen to the Queen after
the Battle of Modder River s.iys:
_' Tfie battle' was,the 'bloodiest of
the century.*' The'' British' shelled
tbe enemy out of , the trenches and
then charged. The' result was terrible. .
- ('-i
.Comox school is closed till after
the holidaj's, when Mr. J. N. Miiir.
will take charge.' Miss Netherliy-
was a popular and successful teacn-i-
e.^liut having failed to piss ,'t'h i>'-\'^\
exam, in July, the" Superintendent ;^|
refused to giant her a temporary'y;M
certificate without which no tfalary.'-^j
can be drawn'. ■ -' . v,^f"&[
A slight accident occured to\the^?i?f|
cir at the whai f AVeclnes^Jf |[
lile waiting .for thel,4K6at;^ll
of Ladies', and Children's Jackets. They must go. To
a quick1 sale we have cut the prices almost in two, now as low'
as $3,50, $4.50, $5.00, $6.00 and $7.50; regulor prices $5.50,
$6,50,,$7.^0, $9.00 and $i 1.50.
-Trie "same with the balance of our Winter Hats, trimmed and
untrimmed, we still have some nice ones to show you.
.   Forty Reefer Jackets to fit Boys, from 6 to 14 years   of .ig^
made of thick Navy Blue  Pilot Cloth,  just ,the  thing   for* cold
Snaps; price as low as $1.75 up to $3.75.
One hundred pairs of Corsets just .opened out, marked at lower prices than ever. Our 75 cent is unequaled both as regards
price and durability.—Fifty Dress Pier.es in plain and Fancy
Goods trom 20 cents per yard.
Remnants of all descriptions. Fhumelctte, Prints, Carpets
Oilcloths, etc. etc.
An Inspection Invited. GUS HAUCK
ren'dlerecl yreai^iss!Stanc'e,'fi;bni;-tliev iail-'
way.     'After- desperate   haul   jfi^hnng
which lasted 10 hours our. men   without
water or food and   in   the <burniny   sun
made the' enemy-"flee.    Geneial   Ca/ew
was successful in   getting a small   party'.
across the river gallantly ;assisted b;ys 300'
Kaffers; I speak in terms  of high pia^ise^
of the conduct of all who1 were   engaged
in one of the hardest   and   most   tiding*
fights in the annals of the  British   army.
No est.m&uon of the losses can   be   sent
at this lime."
London.—The expected gicat battle
at Modder River has been tought, th Lt
the Boers defended their position with
. all their old time gallantly is amply
pioved by Metchuen despatch. The
loss must be fnghtlul. No further par
ticniars can be obt untcl.
Cape Town, Nov. 29—The 'Allan
Line steamer Sardinian ltom Mont1e.1l
with the Canadian contingent, 1000
strong, anived here.
l-'retorin, Nov. 29. - General Di-toit
r-pons British made Some fiom Kim-
berly early Saturday and fired on Boe-s
with ari:lleiy and infantry in the darkness.; General l.Hitoit, who was nin-;
miles off ha.-tened to assist the Bioeu -
b.if comingent with a bundled men, nine
bingheis were killed,   17   wwundecl,    am.
Shades of St. Andrew! it,"was a
fine time. A nice flavor "of music
and a 7 delightful hobtess combined
to make  Mrs.   McCaUum's  dance,1*
1 ' u
Thursday ' evcnih^f^rtest^^eniQy^-
able~success. 'Frienas^'t^m alloy--'
;er trie'district were there-and some-
■of, the -"oldest settlers 'honored^ the,
^occasion, by their ' presence.-, Maiiy;
of the* ladies' wore veryv.handsom«j
go>viiS; I' Miss._ L°wis ■ looked lovely
in,black silk crupon trimmed withe'
new "blue silk and''- over all lace
Mrs. "Greenshields, .was charming
in\vpin"k'    f-ilk,   'ft'MbS .\Rippon
di\y.    Wh
the car was run up the track someywfi,
distance  and in  the 'shaking, it^is^,
believed, the stove yjipe got detach^\/M
ed from the funnel.    Some;' Chinjf^fe
men noticed a lot of smoke coming^
out and gave an alarm. '"A buclte^S
or so of water extinguishedMhVnr^gJ
before any great damage was 'dolteS^
6 '   *      '( S V  wy\V»l
Two ' Sisters ' of   "Charily ^wer<Q
through the distrait this w*eetecaff:|
lecting in aid of the'orphonage^fnd^
refugee^.burned at Westmjnstw^'iri^l
Octoher.'   The inftituti«n xu^iMM
lOaorplians and a large\ numfcelg&
women- and. girls. ^. It tnUns>0^nS
to some  trade trade:> axik^rovMeW,
them with positions on')kying{|pP
that they may be able to-'rtrnake^ui|
honorable diving for, themselves.^#i
Jfhefe are''severalvbad ''wagiSSfiS1
,«*n' different"' parts I of the \ctui^^|
roads.-    At, 'the   junctioni'd^hlS'
was' taken . away/YBrid'ie^j2a^
satin   with <■/, Valenciennes' "-relieved
the more sombre^- costumes aficcted
'by generality of:the  ladies prcseiv.
:Mtss. M. McDon dd's.brune te-beua-,
"ty was well set off by  a neat black"
gown.   i Many   others   there   wcr-
who looked very handsome  and in
all the ball ' room presented   a gay
and.   brilliant^ scene.    There   was
not the slighest   drawback to   mar
ili3 evening's  enjoj^ment  and   Mr.
and Mrs. McCallum   are to he congratulated on having given a most
successful dance.
NOTICE" IS HEREBY giy^.'i§i|
Jpt|e  Ixadies
'^\diff)ire  ■■■■■'■■
our beautiful .new Reed
md Upholstered Chair's,
R-ackers and Settees.
Most appropriate for
useful Holiday Gifts, we
have  them   from   $3.50
The   largest
variety of prettv Dinner    |;
^ets we ever   imoorted,
real nice ones from $9.00
up.    fine chin:a; silverware,   cut-
■ \   ■  ' '■... .
LERY,  ETC., m endless variety.
®     Complete Furnishers, VICTORIA, 13. C.     ^.
Revised li>t of British casualties ai
Belmont shows officers killed 4, xvound-
i22, non-commissioned officers 46, wounded 225, of which.number the ytiaids had
35 killed and 159 wounded
Kimberly, 30.—All well he-c.
Gatacrr reports on 28th the situation unchanged..
Pietermaritzbtu'g, 29.—A met-
sen'uer hus just made his way out of
Ladysmith to Weenrn, whence he
send8 the following: .We beat back
the Boers with great loss to the enemy. Our loss is small. There
were only eight men killed during
the siege by shells and in all the
battles only a' hundred have been;,
killed. I left ■' Ladysmith on the
night of Nov. 25.
Estcourt. 27.—The twelfth L-mc-,
ors are reported to have a.ttacked
Pietertifors force at.Weenen and inflicted groat loss on the Boers.
Gen. Joubert has retreated to Col-
enso. He travelled in an omnibus
drawn'bv six horses.    Humored he
A panther 10ft long was killed at
the lake Sunday.
M.ts McKajr of Victoria has tal -
en a position in Mrs. Osttandei'b
dress making rooms.
Mr. James Dunsmuir, M. P. P ,
eime up on Wednesday and was a
uU'-st of Mr. and Mrs. F. D.   Little
Tho oong service in Grace Churc 1
a?-: Su   day was one of too mtisi i\'
e.its   f the., season.    A  huge c*>n-
grega/ion attended.
, 'Mesris. Cassidy, Davie, McC.tady,'
. Wynne, Morgan, Smith, McCallan
and   Bass   arrived   here  from Nanaimo Wednesda.
See those children's flannelette  dr.nv-
ers at 25 cents.    Ladies' flannelette   tin
derwear from 35 cents a piece.up to $2.50
at Stevenson &; Go's.
' its next session for' an^Act^inljf
corporate    a ' Com pa ny, 1 or"' thX
purpose of   constructing/' m£U^|
taining and  operating  a^lin^^|
railway, with telegraph and/te|§[
phone   Hues,   fro-n   the   City:qJ
Victoria to a point on the eastetif
toundaryof this Province,,wHq
branch lines of any  length' frqna
any point or points "on'theJmaSLi
lins to any  mining camps, of.'ti
any coastal point?, together witl]
all necessary or incidental powei
usual under the Railwav Act:%
,   Dated this '22nd  day of Noy
ember 1899.   ' v r   , ■.N'
Du^ULKTOX &, AXDEUSON,     "*-   ..
Solicitors for the Applicants.' ~,
Mr. B. J. McMahon of [the Free
Pns-i.came up Wednesday to at-
umd the aibitration proceedings
here iii tbe interests of his paper.
-   The concert Monday night in aid
of soldiers' orphans' promises'to be
a saccess.    The best talent in-towt
ave town part.    A large nun^btov-of:
tickets have been sold.
WANTED.—A female teacher''for
the otb Div. Union Public School.
Engagement to open after holidays.
Applications will be read up to
December 28th.
J a m ks . A l; it a ms, Bcc'y.
Ouniherland Grovi-, jYo. 3., U. Jl. O.
•vill- n.)ft(M. at 7 p. m.,' Monday, Don 4ih fJ
r iD-iu;' i'.n «.f ordinary business, after whiJ
the nitMubers will be given the opDoreuiiil
of attending the concert io aid of tf
widows and orphans. :
JamksB McLean, Sect'y.
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One of tho U. C. Go's, employees wl
waa injured somo time ago, left for hoi
vesterdny morning. He received a gernl
11U8 contriltation from Mr. Dunsmuir,
fore leaving.
Notice is hereby given that the audi
mentioned have made application for Liqi
,'license to sell intoxicating liquors unl
t'if. provisions of the Statutes in that bel'j
i.«i uiidf.rmentioned. ij"
S  A.'BuU, Harriot Biy, Hotel License; j
S. C. Davis, TJoion, " "
G. €-.'McDonald. Comox,  "        '   '«
'». J. Chffe,'Comox, '
W. E. Ghnnon, Courtenay "
Simnn Leiser, Union, Wholesale Licensi
Tlie    Board  of   Licence   Commissiol
will meet to consider the above applical
•>n Friday the 25th inst.   at one o'cloc)jj
tn., at the Court House, Comox. **
Joax Thomson,
Chief L'cenae Inspectoral
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«*Iie Short Coat In Bolero Effect Still
-' lead*, but Medium  Lengtli  ."Way Be
Attempted  — Attractive        Antnmn
Dress Goods—Plaids Popular.
The coat of the moment is an import
. ta'nt   item with  the  woman, to whose
wardrobe, bounds  are  set,   because  it
may also be required to serve her for a
considerable time to come.  Fortunately
it can already; be chosen with all requisite foresight, for authorities now announce that the  autumn   coat will   be
of the  bolero order, a compromise between the Eton jacket and the bolero.
■   Whispers are also heard that the medium length coat will struggle for pre-
Unnamed among the garden walls,,
Unkno\v u in beauty's bower.
It blooms, and cares not which it be,
Bright weed or homely flower.
Yet brave as any red cross knight
And modest as a lass is,
It might be the Jeanne d'Arc of buds
Or Galahad of grasses.
- t.
The rose for it no envy knows,
The lily feels no pity;
Unminded in the meadows green,
I Undaunted in the city
It blazes in the skirts of spring,
With grass blades round it twining1,
As if a sunbeam should take root
And bloom instead of shining.
And when its little day is done   '
On rounded column slender
Triumphant rises in its place
A,silvery, silken splendor;
A wondrous, wavering, winged thing.
Free the free winds to fly on—
It is the flower's immortal part.
Soul of the dandelion.
—W.'H. Woods in Youth's Companion.
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His Majesty tfie BaSy.
By Ian Maclareo. ->
One of the Famous Author's
Human Sketches. v
dominance,   but   there   appears   little
1 chance that   the short,  smart garment
. "will give place .to'a less trim and stylish
,one. and we have not yet tired of  the
; 'former.
•- The spade shaped front will  appear
again in furs for the winter!
..''  In dress .materials brown is smart'for
■ the autumn; so is a curious dull shade
• of  red, and blue maintains its wonted
"- favor, -while c,'sporting   women   affect
, green tweed mixtures for country wear.
„"; Some of  the'flannel and cloth goods
' will be striped?  In fact, there is a de-
■ cided feeling for-stripes. Judging, however, from the first displays of autumn
fabrics in the shops, plaids and spots
will appeal strongly to popular taste,
with a leaning toward the former, for
it should be explained "that the plaids
of this season are quite different affairs
from the old fashioned Scotch patterns.
.being soft, warm harmonies in autumnal tints applied to very thick, but
light ,and fleecy goods.
The coat of the cloth .suit is new in-:
variably softened by white silk. or
tucked lawn. This addition of muslin
on the otherwise severe and practical
garment, this tempering of the tailor
made, is. by the way, the cleverest innovation that the .architects of fashion
have countenanced.
Very novel'among the new garments
.is one simulating a double coat, with a
ehaped edge of lighter cloth inserted between the cloth and the lining. The
revers of the inner coat turn out over
the  others,  and   both  are   faced with
white cloth. Stitching is to be a stylish
finish on coats,. and this garment is
very pretty in fawn cloth with brown
stitching, especially if worn with a
brown cloth skirt and ivory silk vest.
Prominent in a fashionable autumn
outfit are the flannel shirt waists and
blonses. Stripes, dots and checks are all
found in the waists, which may be as
smartly made up as one likes for yachting, boating, tennis or general country
and mountain wear.
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Until,the bus stopped and the old gentleman entered we had been a contented
and genial company, traveling from a suburb into the city in high good fellowship, and our absolute monarchy was Baby. IEis mother was evidently the wife of
a well doing artisan, a wise looking, ca-r
pable, bonnie young wrman, and Baby
was not a marvel of attire, nor could he
be called beautiful. He was dressed,after a careful, tidy, comfortable fashion,
and he' was a clear skinned, ' healthy
child; that is all you would have noticed
had ,yoii' met the two on the street.
In a bus where there is nothing to do
for 40 minutes'except stare into one'another's faces, a baby has ( the great
chance of his life, aud this' Baby was
made to seize it. He was net hungry,
and there were no pins about his clothes
and nobody had made him afraid, and he
was by nature a human soul. So he took
us in hand one by one till he had reduced us all to a'state of delighted subjection, to the pretended scandal ,and
secret pride of his mother.
His first conquest",was easy and might
have been "discounted, for-.aagninst such
an onset there was no power of resistance in the elderly woman opposite-^-one
of   the   lower   middles,   fearfully   stout,
and, of course, a grandmother.    lie simply looked at her—if he smiled, that was
thrown  in—for, without her knowledge,
her arms had begun to shape for his reception—so  often-had  children   lain, on
that ample resting place. "Bless .^little
'earl; it do mo good to see 'irh.".. .Nd'one
cared to criticise the words, rand'< we' rer
marked to ourselves how .the expression.
chauges   the   countenance.     Not   heavy t
and red, far less dull, the proper adjective for that face is motherly. •-    ■?(;•
The next passenger, just above Grannie,, is a lady, young and pretty, and £
mother.   Of course; did you not see her.
look   Baby^ over,   as   an   expert   at   her,
sharpest?    The  mother  is   conscious- of
inspection and adjusts a ribbon his, iriajf/-
csty   had.  tossed    aside,  aud    then    she
meek'y awaited approval: For a moment
we. were'anxious, but that was our,, foolishness,  for-in half a<'minute the lady's
face relaxed, and she passed Baby;-   She
leaned forwaH and asked -questions and'
we overheard scraps of, technical, detail:
"My n"rst—14 months—six"" teeth—always
-well."' .One   was   a   lady,, the   other   a
' %virking, woman; they had .not-met  lie-
fore; theV-w.ere not'likely to'meet again,
.bin  tuey had  forgotten, strangeness-''and
differences    in    the  "fo'nmiqn, bonds'.of
'aVotherhood.    Oppo' ' ■ me       pi'iyst vv;ls
"Sitting and saying Ins office,"' but at this,
point his eye fell on the mothers, and'I
thought    his- -lips,   shaped..,-"the   'wofcgls;
"Sancta Mana" before he wentou\with.
the appoint       portion.      "      •-..      ,'
Baby hud     .'.-mud- of inaction and' hind '
begun another  campaign: and  my'heart
sank,  for   tli.s   time ' he1 coii.'ted   defeat.
On the other side of Grannie and''within
baby's  sphere   of   m(!uence"wa"sr at-man
about  whose   profession   there,  oould   be
little doubt,  even  if  he  had  not,'had   a
hag on  his  knee and   were  not' reading
from .a   parchment   document.     After  a
long   and   serJous   consider.-iJon   of   the
lawyer's clean  out,  clean shaven,  bloodless face. Baby-'leaned forward and tapped -gently on   the deed, and  then,  when
the keen face1'looked up in quick inquiry.
Baby replied with a smile'of roguish intelligence,   as   if  to  say:   "By .'the  way.
that .parchment would make an 'cxcellei.ij.
drum.;' do. you   mind   mo—   A'- tune  has
'just, x-pme into ...my. head."   .   /     .
. The:'lawyer, of course, drew away the
'deed-aiad frowned'at the insolence of tho
thing. , No; he did riot'r-rtliero is a soul in
lawyers-- if yoii'kitow.'.how .to .find it—lie
smiled.      Well1.- it- \va's"not  a,.first   -.rate
smile,  but it was genuine,' and  the next'
time he did   it; 'better,, and  afterward  .it
spread-all  over  his  fade;and.  lighted  up
his eyes.   He had never/been exposed'.in;
such   a   genial,   irresistible   way   before,'
and   so   he   held   the   drum,   aud   Baby
played a variation on "Rule,  Britannia"
with much spirit, while Grannie appealed
for applause.   "If he don't play as well
as the band in Hyde park of a Sunday."
After a well  deserved  rest of 40 seconds, during which we wagged our heads
in wonder, Baby turned his attention  to
his right hand neighbor, and, for the balance of the minute,  examined   her with
compassion—an  old   maid   without ■ question,    with   her   disposition    written   on
the  thin   lips   and   the  hard-g. ay   eyes.
None of us would care to trifle with her..
Will ho dare?   If he has not!   That was
his chief stroke of genius, and it deserved
success—when, with an expression of unaffected  pity  he   put  out  his  soft,  dimpled hand and gently stroked her cheek,
acting as if to say: "Poor thing, all alone,
lone, 'lone!    I'm so solly, solly, solly, so
velly, velly, velly solly."   Did I say that
her eyes were tender and true enough to
win a man's heart and keep it, and that
her lips spoke of patience and gentleness?
If I did not, I repair my neglect. She
must have been a beautiful woman in
her youth—no, no, today, just when she
inclines her head and Baby strokes her
cheek again and cooes, ''Pretty, pretty,
pretty, and so velly,- velly, velly good."
Was that not a lovely flush on her cheek?
-r-oh, the fool of a man who might have
had that love! She opens a neat little
bag, and as th"; is public affairs we
watched without shame. Quite so: she
is to be away all day and has got a frugal luncheon, and—it's all she can do in
return. Perhaps he cannot eat it. I
don't tnow, n r does she. Baby way»
are a mystery to her? but would he refuse
that biscuit? Not he; he makes an immense to do over it and shows it to his
mother and to all his loyal subjects, and
he was ready to be kissed, but she did
not like to kiss him. 1'eace be with thy
shy, modest soul! The Christ child come
into thine heart!
Two passengers on Baby's left had endured these escapades with patient and
suffering dignity. When a boy ,is profoundly conscious that ho is—well, a
man, and yet a blind and unfeeling
world conspires to treat him as—well, a
child—he must protect himself and assert
his. position. Which he does, to the. delight of. everybody with any sense of
humor, by, refusing indignantly to be
kissed by his mother or sisters in public,
by severely checking any natural tendency .to enthusiasm about anything except
sport, by allowing, it, to be understood^
that lie has exhausted the last remaining
pleasure and is fairly burned out. Dear
boy, and all the time ready to run a mile
to see a cavalry regiment drill and tormented by a secret hankering after the
zoological gardens. These two had-been
nice little,chaps two years ago and would
be manlj' fellows two years hence.'Meanwhile, they were provoking and required
collision between an absolute monarch
and his faithful commons. . We were* all
concerned, but the- crisis is safe in rhe
colonel's hands. He thrusts his hand
within-the tightly buttoned frock coat
and .produces a ' gold hunting watch—
crested, did yon notice—and—yes, just
what every father has done for his
baby since watches were invented—he
blew; the lid flew open. Baby blew, and
the lid—flew open faster and farther.
"Reminds me of uiyiboy at that, age—
killed on "frontier last'year." Is much'
ashamed of this confidence, and we all
look unconscious. What^a fine, simple
old fellow he is.  »
"Saved up, has he," the colonel is
speaking to the mother, ."to give Baby,
and you a week at Ramsgate? He's the
right sort, your husband. It's for Baby,
not for you, to get him some folderol. you
know. lie's done a lot of good to a crusty
old chap." And he passes something from
his pocket into the mother's hand.
The conductor has .taken in the scene
with huge delight and closes it at just
the right point. "Your club, general:
just wait till' the bus stops. Can you
get near the'curb, Bill? Now, that's
right* take care, sir, plenty.of time."
The colonel wa'fr standing on the broad'
top step of -thosVeteransy,-. smiling ami
waving his'hand; the, bus waved back,
the conductor touched, his cap, and Baby
danced for sheer joy, since .there is no
victory like love.—British'Weekly.
Its  It lipid   Evaporation, Hna, Been   tx
'• ■ liiirri. Problem!'      .'   '
"The press'- telegrams a1 few days
ago," said a .New Orleans ^lawyer to
a Times- Democrat-*, reporter, "announced the opening of a big establishment in New York'for the manufacture
of liquid air. and. according to tho scientific journals, its"success is a fore-
chastisement or. regeneration.    Baby was I gone conclusion. "v
to them a "kid," ,to be'treated with con-<      "This is the same enterprise in which
a syndicate from New Orleans thought
seriously of investing about six' months
ago, but two or .three of the members
tempt, and when in "the paroxysm of delight over that folly of a'- law  paper he
had tilted ono of'-the. young men's hats
that blase ancient replaced it in 'position
with, a bored and weary air.    How Baby
had   taken   in   the   situation    I   cannot
guess, but he nad.his mind on the lads,
and suddenly, .while they were sustaining
an  elaborates concern,  he  flun'g. himself
back and crowed—yes, joyfully crowed—
■with   rosy,   jocund   countenance   in   the
.whites of the eyes of the two solemnities.
One raised his eyebrows, and the other
looked at the roof in. despair, but I, had
hopes,   for   who   could   resist   this   bubbling,   chortling   mirth?     One   laughs   a
glad, boyish, chuckle, and the .other tickles Baby just "at the right spot below
the chin—has a^baby at home after all
,and loves it—declaring aloud that he is a
"jolly little beggar."    Those boys are all
right.   There is a-..so.und heart below the
little affectations, "and thoy are going to
'be men:'    >,. A ,,
:_<This outburst of his majesty cheered
us all-mightily, and a young woman at
the"' top  of the   bus,, catching "his   eye,
waved her-"hand   to  him,  with  a happy
smile.    Brown  gloves,--size G%,*  perhaps
,GJ much worn, and a jacket..also not of
•yesterday,  but  everything* is  well made
and in perfect taste.     Milk white teeth
hazel eyes, Grecian .prblile—what a winsome,girl!—and-let me see, she takes off
a glove—yea, is wearing an engagement
ring;   a- lucky  fellow,   for  she   must   be
good   with   those  eyes   and   that  merry
smile.   A teacher, one guesses, and today
off, and then the'three—her mother, that
dear woman with hair turning gray—will
go upon'the river and come home in the
Jsweet summer.evening,   full  of-content.
As, soon as he gets. a. rise in,the office
they will marry; and- she will also' have
her.gift, as every  woman should.    But
where- am   I  now?—let  that  baby ldear
the blam'e. '      *^;A
We  had   one' vacant   place,   and   tha't^
.was how he intruded on our peace, butfj  machines
let me.make one excuse for'him.    It is
aggravating to stand on the edge of the
.-pavement and   wave  your   umbrella ps-
' tentatiously  to a  bus  which  passes you
and draws up 15' yards ahead," to make
, ybuiv dangerous   .way'along, a   slippery
"street w'i'th. hansoms bent upon your life,
•'rto-be\ai:dered to "hurry up" by the iin-
.njltie'nt    conductor   "a'rid     ignominiously
hauled on to a moving bus. For' an .elderly gentleman of military appearance and
short temper it was ,not soothin'g.'yand'he
might have been excused a word or"two,
but he distinctly exceeded.
He insisted-in language of great direct-"
ness and simplicity, that .-the conductor
had,;.seen him all the. time; .that if he
■ didn't "lie,ought to have been looking;
that he (the colonel) was not a.fox terrier, to run after a bus in .the..mud; Chat
the conductor was an impertinent scoundrel and that he .would' have him--dismissed,, with other things,and "words unworthy of even a retired "-Anglo-Indian-..
The sympathy of the bus did not go.\ou.t.
■to him. and vvl/en ho forced^ himself in'
betwben the lawyer''and Grannie, and,
leaning, forward with his .hands on his
cane, glared at us impartially, relations
.were strained. .   '   •
• A- cut, on his cheek and a bristly white
mustache half.biding, half concealing, a
cx;ue!  mouth,  did- not commend  the now
pass'engerv.to a peaceable company. Baby
' regarded the-old .man with sad attention,'
.and 'a't hist he indicated that his fancy is
to ,6xami,ne' the^sjlver hqadr-of t-he colonel's cane..-.The colohel.'s'atteV two mo-,
gives full" liberty.     On  sec'oid'.thdiigtjts;:
lie must have got 'that cu't. in'/sonie stiff,'
fight.    Wonder whether  he  is  a  V. .0.
Baby moves the cane back and forward
to a'.march of his own devising, the colonel  actively assisting.    Now  that  I. see*
it  'in   a   proper   light   his   mustache'  is
soft   and  sets   off  the  face  excellently:
Had  it*not been the cut  puckering the
corner of the upper lip, that would have
beon a very swept mouth for- a man, or
even  for a woman.    Baby is not lifted
above   all   human   weaknesses—preserve
us from perfect people—and he indicates
a desire to taste as well as handle that
silver head.    The colonel is quite agreeable—the most  good   natured - man   you
could    meet   in   a     day's   journey—but
Baby's   guardian   objects,   and    history
warns us of the dangers which beset a
made . a , personal inspection , aud
brought back such-a.discouraging re^
port that the scheme was' dropped.
The apparatus is the invention of two
foreign engineers named Ost'ergren'and
Berger, and City' Chemist Metz, who
went pver the. plans with them both,
declared that they would undoubtedly
have one of the biggest money makers'
of the age as soon as they perfected a
few practical.details. That has since
been done. At the outset great difficulty jvas experienced in transporting
the fluid .any distance.'' The Tulaue
university wanted to get some, but
It was found on calculation that 20
gallons shipped on;-a fast train would
evaporate"■• to the last drop before it
could reach this^city.1,
"The trouble is.now overcome in two
ways. To begin/with, the liquid air is
made very much' colder than it was at:
first and has less tendency to return
to gas. Then" a new and improved
carrier has been invented. It consists
of a "double sphere, and when evaporat'.
tion begins''the immediate space ^fills
with an intensely cold vapor, which're-
tards the process. A gallon of air.can
now be kept for several days.. The
first practical use to which tlie -new*
material will be.put is ,the refrigerating of fruit cars.V"
A Fatuous EnnJjrt.«*s Drt'y Gone By.
On most of the folders of the Penn-
sylvania railroad appears a picture of
old passenger engine'No. 1,053  hauling
the limited express at full "speed.   The
1,050 was one of the original Class' O
and    is   insignificant   now
•as compared with the new monster express engines..  It was the 1.033 which
hauled   a   train   across   the-continent
about 20 years ago. and sho attracted
a great deal of attention in the western
states.   ,-At one place on the mountain
grade the big helping engine was, leaking and could not make steam,' soothe
train  stalled.   The  Pennsylvania.' rail-
.roacl  engineer  requested thein  to cut
the big cripple off. and wlfenuhey had
"'done so to the surprise of 'aiftue back-
.ed'Che ¥,053 so as to -get, s%'ncKon tlie:
tracks 'ahead   a'rid- started''^hb, train,
is now used only, for special •ti.^uh^. being, tod lig'h.t.'for the 'pros'ont-.faxt and
heavy -train.*?.'   ''■    v r        . "■-■''':'*'''-*. ,■"-,•■
g   it   unassisted vup?''rthe/t<s^Ri>p
ain grade.    The;'famous''(.{hgine
Ke Thonght That, an a, New Yorker,
He Knew All Tliere' Was to Know,
l»«t Came to Grief Iii Several of tl»e    (
Smaller Cities. -
"You   know   my   brother   Ikey,   oV.
course V said the man who was treaty
ing a couple of friends to a boat ride
■ to   Coney   Island.   "Ikey- and   I   have ■ ,
been partners in business for 12 years.
He has always stuck to the desk, while .
I have done the traveling. Ikey had ah
idea  that  New   York   couldn't  run  a
day   without   him.   He   also ' thought. '
himself  the cutest,   smartest   man,in,
the big town.   Other New: Yorkers who "
never get ten miles out of, town have
the' same   idea.   Things   happened   to
me on the road now and then, aud I
told Ikey, about 'em, but I could never
get - him  to believe that there was a
man   outside   of   Gotham', who   knew
enough to rake in ,a poker pot with a'
straight   Hush   in   his,hand/,  A   few
weeks ago I got hurt, and Ikey had to
go   out  or  lose  customers.' When   he ','
finally concluded.to go,'he went-with ;
his hat ou his, ear and a pocketful of :
50'eeut  cigars. ' lie   was'prepared  toy
dazzle everybody.       > ,        '
'- *Ikey,'  said  I as  he was  ready' to   -
go.-"look a liule out'for gum ganies. j
You'll run' across chaps  who.know a,'-
crowbar from a clock.'t
" 'Bah!' says Ikey as he, picked, up . r
his grip and, started off with a smile j
of contempt on his face. - - ,' 1 .' ■ -
', "Well, I'm nearly .dead of laughing \
over bis' adventurers". He got .'off,at,
Albany and- was lugging his grip up". '
town when a boy steps.up and'says: >'   '   ..
" 'Hello,  senator!   Clad   to  see you. <"
I'll, carry   that  grip  along  and   make:
uo charge.' -    ■,    ,  '     "*■'
"It  tickled .Ikey  to  be  taken  for a  ,.,
senator, and, it tickled him-.to save'a*'
dime, but therboy got away' with the>
grip, aud  Ikey was hung up for two ; -,'
days   until   the   police   found   it'..    At   <
Rochester, as he was standing around'    '
the station, a stranger fcll*against him
aud said: .'»■-,:
" 'Beg pardon, but ajn't you the man
who" is  going  to  buiid   the   Panama   '
canal?' .   • ••;
•"I,'m thinking of it,'says,Ikey, sober " .
as a judge, but three minutesjater he,u.
finds his watch gone.,       -   - , ;• .-
"In  Buffalo, as he came out of Ms'
hotel,   a   stranger   asked;i him   if/ he ' ■
wasn't the governor vand then added,    |
•Excuse me while,I kriock'that.fly off.'
"Ikey rather carried the idea that be!t'
was the governor, but the"stranger had
got his diamond piu. In Cleveland one
of our old customers set out-to'make
things pleasant for my brother and after dinner said to him: ' •
" 'Say, Ikey, we've got a new game
out here, and maybe you'd like.to take
"ji hand.   It's called poker, and there's
a great chance to show your nerve by^
bluffing^'   'J *y
._." 'A new'-.jgarue!' says Ikey as be
throws 'up .bis hands. 'Why,", we've
been playing-poker in. New York for
the last 200 years!' :<    '    : *    -
"Anu llicy took a hand in, and when
vthe Buckeyes got through with him he     '
was. $70 out of pocket.', Getting along
to Toledo,- a.m.'in .worked .$25 out of
him on a bogus, check, and in Detroit
.he waNs let in as a sure winner on ,a
horse  race~and:;lost $35  more.    That
same  night a t^iief entered  his room
and stole all his clothes,'and'heshad to.:-J-.
telegraph .fo me .to get "others  to .get^-
bome'iii;   While he was on the way^a'T
pickpocket got bist last.dollar.'.aridl'JKe7'
couldn't even i pay car fare hdni5eJ;rom
the station.. -_ It's "a sore .^subject with -
^yjw   .iJ   th
.head   bra's gone down, :b>:., a   third*-al-'-' i
"ready, and he'is almost-ready to admit-
that   be.r|sn'.t ,ihfallibTe.',',-^Ne'w..4York
■..Su&V-?'-"-'" ""   '■rctWVv ... r "   ..'   -
-■;-". • .•■.-■, ■_,.,. ^;..,,,; .... ■  .'■ ^^^y^^^iy^yy^
'One MaSfiPooJoa Him.-1'  ■'''''  ■"--.w!"'^i
■     -    1x-" .'• •:• I
' HI* Uncont«grjo«n.Lkttg>h»
." 'Laugh.'and. the w'orlU'; laughs with
.you.'   How true that-is," said'Mn Hig-
gloson.     "To ..have, .written' just   that
line was worth living for.-'. .
"Oh. I;don't kiipw about that," Mrs.
sIilggleson replied. "I admit that there
is a good deal of philosophy in the
poem from which those words are taken, but it-isn'jt.alwtiys true."     iv
"My dear," Mr. I-Iigglqson exclaimed,
"you are mistaken. It is always true.
'Laugh and the world laughs with you.'
•It's as true as anything that has ever
b.een written. The whole philosophy
.of, 'human .existence is bound up in
i iiibse few^-vyords." ,-:
' ''The'.-whole. philosophy of human existence inayrbe' bound up in them," the
lady respoo'ji3ied'.'.:''lj'ut I insist that it
doesn't always happen that way. I've
noticed that youoalways laugh when
you try to tell a funny story, but it's
very seldom that the world laughs
with you."
Mr. Higgleson drew himself up with
all the dignity he could command and.
striding angrily from the room, exclaimed:
"As Milton says in' his 'Essay on
Man.'' 'How sharper than a serpent's
tooth it is to have a sneering wife.' "—
New York Telegram.'
"Yes. sir,"'said the phrenologist, "I
will-admit that tberetwas an old man
whose bumps puzzled me."
^VtVho wasbeV''/: ;'' '       "
-"I don't know1 his name, but I learned
afterward that he' was. a professipnal,
pugilist."';7/ ■?■' v,   .. ■ .. """•••.•..   "'.'••'■;
A Disappointment.      >
. "How are you getting along with
that scheme of yours for a procession
of the unemployed to march to the
city hall and demand work?"
"It's going to be a fizzle. The blamed
chumps all send me word they're too
busy and can't get away."—Chicago
an /vi
Emile France of San Francisco has a
collection of 340 books on etiquette.
Collis P. Huntington is" said to be
writing a book of reminiscences of famous railroad men
. , Colonel Saunderson, the Irish M. P..
is proud of the fact that he rode the
iirst bicycle ever introduced into 'Ireland.       '   \
Alvey A. Adee, second assistant secretary of state: has resumed his duties
at the department after a hoiday of two
1   months   in, France,   Switzerland   and
Governor  Stanley  of Kansas  is  an
" amateur photographer who has perfect-
"ed himself both in the use of the camera
.and the developing and printing of pictures. ,
The ■ Hon. Albert W. Paine of Bangor. Me..' has resigned the position of
librarian of tho Penobscot county bar.
after holding it (>0 years.' and also that
of treasurer, in which he has served 50
years. ,   >
M. Delormel, who  wrote   the  "Bou-
"langer, March" and many other popular
, concert hall  songs, being the most successful of  any-in that  line in Paris, is
dead.  His songs brought him in $10.000
- a year' -        • •   "
George Bran'des. the Danish critic,
says that Ibsen recently gave him an
odd reason for liking Russia. "Their,
ppjendid system of oppression, " said the
dramatist, "engenders such a love of
liberty. "
Governor Roosevelt is one of probably
a very few public  men who have kept
>np their knowledge of other languages
"since leaving college.    He  reads a cer-
(tain aunrantjvfJFi'ench. German. Greek
and Latin every "week. '
'Miss Edith .Jennings, who was introduced at the queen's drawing room ,in
May. is creating, a great sensation in
London by her exceptional beauty She
was complimented by the queen, and
that set the ball rolling
Abrath S Hewitt is probably a soriw
man Hoday" When the site on wliiclT
stands the old custom house in New
York was offered to him for'^oO,000.
he said he would not have it as a gift
and pay taxes on it It has just' been
sold lor $b\2C».'),000 It coist the govern
"inent §1.800 000 .*
III^PDyTTDr—Itecomuieiided l>y stockmen as
UJjulJlUlUuiJ best cure lor wounds and sores
Cure of Cancer.
Some twelve years
ago Mrs. Elizabeth
Gilhula, wife of the
postmaster of Buxton, Ont., was taken
ill with an obscure
stomach trouble
which" her physicians pronounced
cancer of the stomach and informed
her that her lease of
life would be short.
On the advice of
friends she commenced taking Burdock
Blood Bitters. The results that followed
were little short of marvellous. ' Her
strength and vigor returned and in a'fchort
lime she was completely cured. Mrs.
Gilhula is to-day in the full enjoyment of
good health, and in all these years there has
not been the slightest return of the trouble.
Here is tlie letter Mrs, Gilhula writ* at
tlie time of her cure :
" About four years ago I was taken sick
with stomach trouble and consulted several
of the leading physicians here; all of whom
pronounced the disease to be cancer of the
stomach of an incurable nature, and told
me that it was 'hardly to be expected that
[could live long. Afterward the two doctors
who were attending me gave me up to die.
,*' By the advice of some of my friends,
who knew of the virtues of Burdock Blood
Bitter-.-, I was induced to try it, and I am
now-happy to say that after using part of
i he first bottle I felt, so much better I was
able to get up.'' I am thankful to state that
I am completely cured of the disease by the
use of B.B.B., although it had baffled the
doctors for a long timel I am firmly convinced that Burdock Blood Bitters saved
my life."      - r
Here is the letter received from her a short
time ago: " ,
"I am still in good.health. I thank
Burdock- Blood Bitters for saving my life
twelve years ago," and highly recommend
it to other sufferers from stomach1 troubles
of any kind." Elizabeth Gilhula. >
' Clean Barber Shops.
There is not the slightest doubt that
the average barber sliop is a means of
disseminating many affections which a.
little attention to asepsis could easily
prevent. Many forms of alopecia are
due to parasitic organisms which are
probably acquired most frequently
through the "unclean interventions of
the'barber.' Some ready method of disinfecting his tools of trad** should be
devised and its usei thoroughly enforced. .The towels should invariably
be boiled after use. instead of the perfunctory dampening and ironing which
is commonly employed. If such measures were taken aud insisted on. under
suitable penalty, trichophytosis and
kindred ailments would become rare
indeed aud our dermatologists would
miss many of the most annoying and
persistent affections which they are
now compelled to treat.—International
Journal of Surgery.
Worm   Externi Inator
i esiruying »orni8  in
M ther   Grav< s'
has  no eq al   tor
cmldre    anrt  anul's. *' ce,j timt you get
ihe genu ind when purchasing.
13    *
Up to Mate.
/"Poor Emma!" said Maybelle.
"What's  the  matter  with   Emma?'.'
demanded Kathryn. ,    . '
"She has such an unfortunate name.
It has to,be spelled  in the same old
-way that has been familiar for generations."^     *      , '-',..
"I guess you haven't re'ad a
from her recently. She signs her
E-m-m-m-a-h."—Chicago Post.
Gentlemess—While driving down a
very steep hill last. August my horse
stumbled and fell, cutting himself fearfully about the head and body. I used
MINARD'S LINIMENT freely on him
and in a few days he was as well as
ever. J. B. A. BEAUCHEMIN.
She Kept Cool.   ,  p
- She was a you tig woman with •
vivid imagination and a rapid fire vocabulary.
'••Oh.'* she said to a young man recently.  "I did, come "so near seeing a-
drendfiil  accideut yesterday!     It  was
just too shocking!"
"How  did "it  happen?"  queried  the
"Why, you see. it was like this:
There was a horse coming along at the
corner of Prospect and Case—a' horse
and a buggy—and they didn't see tbe
motor' was so close—that is. the people
in the buggy didn't see" it—there was a
woman driving—a woman and. two
children. I think—and- she tried , to
drive the horse across the track—the
buggy had a top tor it, and she-didn't
hear - the bell—and the »motor came
'right up and'pushed against,the buggy
and "pushed it along, and the horse
.lumped a little, and the' woman0
screamed, and the children—well, 1
couldn't hear the children—but tbe
man wasn't strong enough to stop the
motor, and it pushed the buggy right
off the track!"
"And .where were1 you all this time?"
inquired  the interested youth.
"I stood by the curb."
"Yes." ,
"1 was so nervous, you know."
"And 1 ate chocolate creams just as
fast as I could and prayed."—Cleveland  Pl3in  Dealer
< Prairie Fire* In Chicago.
In one line of greatness Greater I^ew
York must give way to-Chicago. During a single year—1808—Chicago had
C.C prairie fires within the city limits.
Few citizens were disturbed by these
fires. Most Chlcagoans never heard
of them. This shows plainly enough
that Chieago.is a .wonderfully big city.
Chicago people say it also shows that
the'city's fire apparatus is' remarkably complete. Chicago has invoked
$2,000,000 In fire apparatus, employs
more than 1,000 men for the purpose
of suppressing fires and boasts 1.801
miles of water mains. . For these reasons' the prairie districts are at liberty
to have all the fires tbey want to.—St
T-oois Post-Di'soat^b-
—Parmalee's Vegatable Pills are the result of scientific study ot the effects of extracts of certain roots and herbs upon the
digestive,organs. Their use has demonstrated in many instances that they regulate the action of th6 Liver and the Kidneys, purify the blood and carry off all
morbid accumulations from tbe system.
They are easy to take, and their action is.
mild and beneficial. .
The flight  Idea.
" Weary Willie and his friend Frowsy,
strolling along the seashore, stop before a sign reading: ^Notice! Bathing
Is Dangerous.   Quicksands."
Weary Willie—Dere, Frowsy; dere's
true, public spirit'-.for yer. Dat man's
a true public educator. I -don't know
- who dat feller Quicksands, is. but he's
got de right idea uv t'iugs an ain't
afraid,to say so, an if' he wuz herej'd
take on? nie' hat to him.—Leslie's
Weekly.   '    •     - -'•'• -   '/   "
The-great demand for a pleasant, safe
and reliable antidote for all affections of
the" throat and lungs is fully met with in
Sickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup. It is
a purely Vegetable Compound, and acts
promptly and magically in subduing all
coughs, colds, bronchitis,' inflammation
of the brass, etc. It is so palatable that
a child will not refuse it, -and is put at' a
price that will not exclude the poor from
its benefits.'
A  Sliffht  miTerunce.
1   .
The Jay—Whatcher sayiu "Lookout!"
The Kid—I didn't say "Lookout!" I
said "Watch out!"—New York Journal.
Thomas S. Bullen, Sunderland, ' write*:
."For fourteen years J wa- afflicted with
Pi.es; and frequ ntiy 1 was UDable to
walk or sit, but four years ago I was
cured by using Dr Thomas' Jcclectric Oil.
I have aiso been subject to Quinsy for
over forty yeirs, bur. Eclectrio Oil cured
it, and it was a permanenc cure in both
cases, as neither the Piles nor Quinsy
have troubled me since."
MINARD'S LINIMENT. Lumberman's Frteid.
Unvrortliy of Her Love.
"To prove, my love," be cried desperately, 'iet me tell yoti during how
many weeks I. have scarcely closed'my
eyes'in sleep, during, how many days
i have oaten only"—
He-re.-with an imperious gesture, she
waved him. to silence.
"Statistics prove nothing!" she said.
Ah. but ''what a -cold dictum! It was
like an icicle plunged into his throbbing heart!—Detroit Journal.
Sore   Jlaclc   or Side
Is promptly relieved of all pain by using Griffiths' Menthol Liniment. This
■omedy immediately penetrates to the
painful parts, relieving in a 1'ow minutes,
Menthol Liniment is superior to plasters
of any kind for lame Iw.k, pleurisy, cold
on chest, etc.   .All druggists, 25cts.
Otifght to See a F iff lit Some XiKlit.
Teacher—Tommy,  I   hear  that  you
and   Willy   were ' fighting   yesterday
Don't you know your little hands were
never made to tear each other's eyes?
;Tommy—How could we tear each
other's eyes with gloves on, I'd like to
know? Why. Miss Meek, you don't
seem to know the first thing about the
rules of the ring.
Asi for Minard's anfl tatp no other.
3i is awfully bard to admit the good
looks and talent of some other man in
your line of business.
When a woman is entertaining a jruost,
it makes her mighty mad if a party is
given in town to which her guest is not
Alloway & Champion
lasted  Stoelu bought, sold, and cnrrri«fl
on margin.
Write as if you wish to exchanre any kind of
money, to buy Government or C. N. W. C«.
l*3ds. or to send jnoney anywhere.
The   Unexpected.
"An old farmer came  around   to the
house the other &s# and   sold  my wife
three dozen alleged fresh eggs.''
„   "I suppose.you had the laugh on her
in great shape."   * -i-
"No:   tlie" eggs, were  all
Cleveland Plain Dealer ,
Keep MAP'S-LINIMENT'in tie House.
Why  BnalncMM Wai  Suspended.
"I announced yesterday," said the
Arkansas rural . justice, "that court
would be open- this morning for the
hearing of all cases, but an hour ago
I had tin ^argument with the superior
court -judge 'and had to kill him to
prove my point. Court is therefore adjourned out of respect to his memory."
—Atlanta Constitution.
excipient of a pill is the substance which
enfolds the ingredients and makes up the
pill mass. That of Parmalee's Vegetable
Pi'lls is so compounded as to preserve
their moisture, and they can be carried
into any latitude 'without impairing
their strength. Many pills, in order ■■ to
keep them from adhering are rolled in
powders, which prove nauseating to. the ,
taste. Parmalee's .Vegetable Pills are so,
prepared that they aro agreeable to the
moat delicate.
tiJP Cut this out and send it tous with tbe name or your
5J 9 nearest express office and we w ill sliip you this Vlolim
" w -with Outfit by express, subject to examination. Examine it at your express office, and if you find it exactly M
we represent it and entirely satisfactory, pay tha
express agent our special price, $4.95 and
express charges.   This is a finely fmrshnrt.
(regular $9.00 Stradivarius model violin.
richly colored, highly polished, powerful
' '    'one.    Con
  mplete with fins
bow. extra set of strings and resin.   A gennin*
and sweet In tone,
 , extra set of strings i
bargain at the price.   Buy direct from us ami save tbe dealer's profit.
Johnston & MtFarlane,   Box   W L, Toronto,-Ont
use ALBERT* soap.
If your fancy is for a Tar Soap you -
, will find the best in oiir      ,.   ,.,
1 w   I -
Sold at all Drug: Stores.
Tbe too frequent use of greasy preparations ou the face will cause a growth of
dowu.     ,     c
Cocoauut oil brushed over the brows
will promote their growth and give them
a glossy appearance. '
A valuable lotion for strengthening the
color of the hair and useful iu retarding
its turning gray is made of four ounces
of bay rum" and"one ounce of sulphur.
A frequent cause of the hair falling oik
isa a deficient state of the circulation.
Rubbing the scalp for a short time every
night with the fingers will stimulate the
circulation. ' '
There is nothing better than sage tea
to prevent the h.iir from falling out. <
This should be w"ell rubbed iuto the roots
three or four times a week. Bran water
is also good for the sealp where there is
dandruff. After rubbing itjn the hair
must be well washed, or it will stick together. *
■ "What'll I do with this lot of raw r»
emits?" asked the Pacific islander.
"Raw recruits?" echoed the chief ah
sentmindedly. "What's the use ol
bothering me with such foolish que*
tions? Turn 'em over to the cook."
  'C ar^gigMPft ben a^
tof    P«eressn.( ' weier inspecting
thiough   their  lorguectest
The »bove Reward «ill be pnid io an}
^   person "ho will prote IhM
will speck or streak ino finest linen.
We vi ant ng;ent» to sell this ont>rely new
hoti'ehold article, and are prepared to give
nither premiums or cki.Ii commission* to Ladies,
Boys and Girls who will.work for,us. ; r .
■ livery household -herds blue for laundry purposes, and 6ncc.~t.ried tliey will buy again:' Each
10c.. packag* contains sufficient blue if or th«
requirements of an average family for about
four months     ■      r       .■ :
5 Simply send name and address arid we will
forward you i\ number c( packagespC-blueand
our'big premium-Ii5t-.   .r?  , ;'. .'
-Write at once and secure the aRoncy for a
new articl«-,that everybody needs   ... Mention
this paper: <*     :'•.' ■■■■* •':■...:.: >-.'.'.:v   '''.''■•'■•
- Write Name and Addiiess Vkrv Plainly.
steel  harnfrtffflSjJlJBft* is one of the
W. N. U.    23S
Lonesome  Utile   Willie.
I'm jusl ii.S'Riid as I can l>c!    I'm .lonesome.
nil  ilnyi •■•'•',
Tlicy  ain't   no one to play  wUh  mo  wlion  papa's
tuniu iiivny! ' ..
I'd  liko   to   i-oinp  with  Johnny   Dix,   tne  boy   'at
lives next door, .    ■
But   lie   won't   let   mo,   'cause   lie's   six,   and   I'm
just only four.'
oiful   tall some  night  when
right. "—
A  Dse For Tliem.
Weary Walker—Lady, would yer
plciise give me a few crullers like dose
I got last week?
Mrs. Newed—Yes. poor fellow I Here
are three of them for you.
Weary Walker—Can't you make it
four, mum ? Me and me pardner wanter
play quoits.
YTT fTDITTTDr lla3 no equal for sore shoulders
ULuiJlllYUIliJ says manager of Green way farm
I  wislit 'at I'd grow
I'm asleep,.
And Johnny,-he'd stay just as small as be is now
and .keep
Hut only six, while I got ten or nine or 'leven—
oi', ■'"'■■ ' ■
I bet he'd  liUe to race me then!    I  wouldn't  let
him though! .
He snys 'at I can go and play with little Eddie
. ' Vest,
But lie wears kilts, and, anyway, I like big boys
the best;
It  ain't  no   fun  fer  me to  be  with  such  a  little
'Cause he's just only half past  three,  and  I was
four this spring.
I  wisht  my   papa didn't  need  to  work down at
the store;
If   he  could  stay   home always,   we'd  show  that
there boy next door!
Mv papa,  he's the best of all,  for he ain't never
Me I'm no good, just 'cause I'm small and onlj
four years old.
Cramps d Colic
Always   relieved  promptly  by
Dr. Fowler's Ext. of Wild
When you are seized with an attack of
Cramps or doubled up with Colic, you
want a remedy you arc sure will give you
relief and gfive it quickly, too.
You don't want an untried something
that may help you. You want Dr. Fowler's
Extract of Wild Strawberry, which every
one knows will positively cure Cramps and
Colic quickly. Just
a dose or two and you
have ease.
But now a word of
proof to back up these
assertions, and we
have it from Mr. John
Hawke, Coldwater,
Ont., who writes:
"Dr. Fowler's Extract
of Wild Strawberry is
a wonderful cure for
Diarrhoea, Cramps
and pains in the stomach. I was a great
stilferer until I gave it a trial, but now I
have perfect comfort."
f- ■ w
He knows,
His patron knows,
and everybody \'kribw^
that this can contains
the, purest,
i.r,.- best, ^anclf{|
delicious; .Coffee!^
that expect buyers can
procure.   Itjs       • ■ k-.-* .y±
Chase & Sanborn's
Seal Brand Coffee,
that's the reason.:
t >.
THE; MQSJ ;;nUfelgllE;;p||
CarrlagreH, ■, TV axons, Barrows. WlndmlUaJ
*o.   COCKSHUTT PLOW CO., Winnipeg.
' Importers of Groceries-
Write US. Haninton.Ont.
Circle Teas
"L. S. & B. CoffeM
TL. S. & B. Kxtract*
L.. S. & B. Spices
tESX YOU FORGET, note that we buy
Butter, Cheese and Fresh Eggs for export—that
we handle Gasoline Engines and Horse Powers,
and that our. " Alexandra " and " Melotte •*
Cream Separators are the best in the world.
Correspondence solicited.
Wt0C\, *&*&&$$$ <&;
• "Wiu'nlprs.
We keep % large stock always on hand of 7YPL
PRINTERS' MATERIAL and PRINTERS' MACHINERY; c*n A* oat Dally or Weekly Papers
or Job Outfits on few hours' notice. We also
Toronto Type Foundry Co., Limited.
175   Owen St., Winnipeg.
Cut tliis out and return
to   us,   with ruune ot
your nearest express office
and we will send this watleU
there for you to examine.- It is an
open-face, pold-plated,   dust proof
case, handsomely engraved, UJted
•with American model 7 jeivellud
stem wind and «et movement,
lady's or gent's  size. It is a
Rood time piece, equal In ap-
ptarnnce to. a <25.00 watch,
and  is just the thing  for
trading purposes.     If,  on
careful examination yon ar»
convinced   this     watch   Is
worth far more than we aslc.
pay the,express  agent   $3.95 ,
and express chnrees and it U '
your?    *erry Wntch Co.,
Box WL Toronto. Can.
i ■:,..,;i.
M. E. Blssett Editor.
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who wwh to express therein vieWb on mai.t-
«r« of public' interest.
While we do not hold ourselves reapon i-
ble for^.tha uttenuieea ot coireapoudentB* «a
reserve the r.ght of declining w muuri
oountiiumo* ious umieetuwarily porstmuUy.
Ut Advertisers who want tkeir ad
ohanged, should get copy in by
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Subscribers tailing , to receive The
Skwh nguUrly will confer a favor by n<-ti-
yiug tin* office.
Job Work Strictly C. 0. D.
Transient Ads Cash in Advance.
SATURDAY,    DEC.    2nd,    1899
The progress of Australian land settlement coniiuubM satisfactory. There is
■ . . ao spasmodic rush for land, but a seady
V increase in the number of holdings of
every kind,'snowing that the land is being taken up more for industrial purposes -than from speculative motives,  a
- result of^tue.improved land legislation of
''    iste years.    In" New  South  Wales  the
- main,object.of land administration is to
classify, the various state properties, nc-
cordiuk' to their'fitness for, pastoral or
' ; agricultural occupation, instead of allow-
, iirijr  them  to be   indiscriminately leased
. .-,,w purchased as formerly.     The results
hM.ve   been   most   encouraging.     Dnruia
.1998,   1*081   applications   were   received
\ lor   homestead   selections,   embracing   a
■ -.total-area of 401,040 acres.    The land
. toords dealt with 400,502 acres, of which
$02 were confirmed aud 208 disallowed
\er, withdrawn; 101 selections, containing.
1   an area at 25,720, acres, were, forfeited
00  acoouut  of  non-fulfilment   of  condi-
tlons.    This illustrates the care taken to
Vprevent  the   land   being   taken   up   for
,": purposes.other than settlement.   The'application  for' conditional  purchases  rep-
:,   resented ftti area of 208,137 acres. Of the
applications  made, < 707 ' were   confirmed
' " lor. an area of 140,052 acres,   and  288
-were disallowed.    The incomplete'coudi-
'-.   , tioual purchases in existence at the, end
.    -©/-1808. numbered 150,097, comprising an
„arca'ot*20,243,738 acres; and the number
yj'ut 'conditional purchases for which' deeds
,  ; of grant had   been  issued  was 25,522,
representing an area of 3,050,191 acres;
0S4i conditional purchases were forfeited,
144  being due  to  non-payment  of  balances, aud 212 to uoii-fultilment of conditions.       Forfeiture   was   conditionally
•VSiYed    iu   170  cases,   and     absolutely
waived in 130,    Extensions of time for
payment were granted to the holders of
1,272 conditional purchases.    The number of special  areas   proclaimed  during
the year was 179, including an area of
110,894 acres, as- against 233, containing
62,626 acres proclaimed in 1897.    Of the
special areas proclaimed, 141 represented 57,370 acres  of country land, while
88 included 3,519 acres of land within
population or suburban areas.    The nuni-
}ber of applications for improvement purchases received during 1898 was 158, of
which 58 were approved and 31 were refused.    The number  of pastoral  lenses
current on December 31, 189S, was 092,
representing an area of 52,912,500 acres,
and an annual rental  of £248,020 14s.
1 The  number  of  occupation   licenses  in
force during 1S9S was 1,807, embracing
nu area  of 37,207,354  acres,   while  the
fees payable annually thereon amounted
to a total of il00,125 7s. lOd. . At the
close of last year 1,237 homestead leases*
were in existence, comprising an area of
10,450,608 aereas, and returning a. rental
of £52,91G 12s. 4d.    The number of annual leases in  existence at  the  end of
1S98 was 10,555, embracing an  area of
»  0,490,522   acres,   producing     an   annual
rental of £42, 905 19s. 5d.;-l„120 leases
lapsed during the year, and 31 were cancelled,    .1,010  new     applications     being
granted., and   401   disallowed   or   withdrawn.    The new leases embraced 8S9,-
172%  acres,   with   nn   annual   rental   of
£0,310 19s. Id.    Auction sales of land are
■ continued on a limited scale. The Iota!
number of lots offered for sale dii.-ing
189S, and comprising all classes of l.-uul,
was 8,390, while the area so of'fvrcd
amounted to 184,175 acres. The icUl
number of lots sold was 1,073, com arising an area of 51,791 acres, and reali ing
a total Bum of £101,037 3s. 8d.    Tiwre
. were 745 applications    for special leases
during   the   year,   of   whh-h   275    v.-ere
granted..    During . the  aanm   period   113
improvement  leases,   comprising  78t"'.~73
acres,  yielding  a   rental   of £2,0-10   IDs.
2d.,  wore sold at auction and 0.1 leases,
representing  an  area   of' 259,844   n.-ivs,
and  a rental  of £1,7S7 lf!-\   10d.,   were
disposed of by tender.   -Applications v.-wv
also received for an area of 050,488 r. ■■or-
of  pnrub  land   on   lease.     During  1 .'••'!i.S.
one   artesian   well   lease   -,v,-i<   gni'! <-d.
coriiprWng 10,240 acres.- and retun:ii--r a
r<'H(aj or £12 10s.    The number of i1. -*0
l»-.Tf--s   current   on   Pecf-mher   31.   IS'/S,
These details represent only a portion ol
ihc work of the New South Wales lane
department during a single year, but tliej
sIioav how steadily the progress,, of pas-
loral and agricultural settlement in thai
colony is being maintained.    Land suitable for mixed farming seems to be most
in  request.     The conditions of lease  oi
purchase' are so varied that the conveni
ence of almost every class of settler be
comes readily met.    The main principle
underlaying the system appears to be thi
prevention   of  oecupic-rs     obtaining,'   to
lease of purchase, more land than the;,
can turn to profitable .account.   'Care i.-
Lakeu that the available lands shall not b.
thrown open if there is no apparent demand for I hem.    Thus, in 1S1JS, the tota.
number of reserves from sale of various
purpose's notified  was 1.273,  comprising
an area of ,1,232,410 acres, while the revocations  of similar reserves  numbered
2,173, and affected an area of 3,391,03:*
.acres;  221   reserves  from  lease  and  license, annual ioase, etc., were notified in
1898, comprising a tolal area of 443.09S.
acres.     The  revocations   of  reserves  of
this class numbered 343, and affected an
area of 297,479 acres.
Lyddite, tho explosive against the use
of which Gen. Jouberf is reported to have
protested to Gen. White, is the most destructive known 'explosive. It is made by
treating carbolic with nitric acid. This
produces picric acid, which is a familiar
thing to chemists, but picric'acid in its ordinary form 'is so explosive that it cannot
he safely used. In' tho manufacture of lyddite, picric acid' is subjected to a special
process which without interfering with its
terrible' explosive power, makes it safe to
handle. This special process Is a secret,
owned by the British government.
Lyddite is the most destructive explosive
that can be handled with safety by its user.
Weight for weight*' it is from Ave to .seven
times more destructive than nitro-glycer-
Ine, and from forty to fifty-six times more
powerful than the best gunpowder.
The lyddite is not used to discharge
guns, but as an explosive laside the shells
hied from them. vThe horrible force of'the
oxpio/ilou  of the shell can be Imagined.
It is not probable that Gen. Joubei-t
made any such protest r.s reported.' The
use of any explosive Is recognized to be
perfectly legiilmatc In warfare.—Ottawa
Sir  William    McDonald's   Gift    to
Youth of   the Dominion.
aorejs  and  « rental
or f,i,():>.•?
In announcing and explaining to the Ottawa school'board the philanthropic'scheme
recently told of in the despatches, Prof.
Robertson  said;
■•'P.y the generoBity of a'friend of education in Canada, the plan proposed for th"
Introduction and extension of ma nu.il and
.practical instruction in primary schools in
Canada is as follows:
••ICnu-yhouy has hoard 'of Sir William O.
McDonald,   rif   Montreal,   and   his   splendi-i
heni.'fact.ioiis to the oau.se o;* higher education   in   Canada.    ITis gifts to  McGill   University excited two millions of dollars. He is
keenly   interested   in   primary  education  a-:
well as in university training and extension,
lie   now   offers   to   pay  for  the   equipment
roiMiirod   for   educational   manual   training,
iu one place  in  every province in  tlie Do-
minion;   and  also  to  meet  the  expenses  of
qualified   teachers   and   incidental   maint-
nance for three years In all those pieces.
"In Ottnwa he offers to equip and main
tain for three yv-nrs as many centres ju
are required to givp all the boys (about 3,
000) between tlie ag?s of 9 and 14 In tho
public Reh.w-ls an opportunity to receive thi
"it is hoped that after a year or two
an equal.'y v.ijnahie cou.-aa of practical instruction (suited fur girls of the .same age;
may somehow he provided, and doubtles-
nature   studios    in   rural   selio da    will    b
I   added  to  th'-m.
"In   Ottawa   the   plan   will   ineidenfnlh
provide for evening classes for thee actually engaged in trades who need and  •vanf
technical Instruction.
"Sir William has authorized me to mike
a similar offer to the school authority -a of
P.rockville, Ont., of Charlottetown and
.^emmerslde, P. E. I., of some plac-.-; in the
province of Quebec, of Truro,' a' S„ of
Prodericton, of Winnipeg, Man., of Calgary, N. \v. T., and some pi',,.-.- in British  Columbia.
, "To begin it on right educational lines,
thoroughly trained and experienced teach-
ors of high attainment will be brought at
iirst from Scotland, Kngland or the Unltid
States. Next summer it is proposed to
pay the expenses of several teachers from
Canada, Great Britain and Sweden to take
the course of training there;' to see for
themselves the educational systems aud
methods "of those countries, and- to me-jt
teachers and other educational reformers
!n them. When those Canadian teachers
return, they will be as lights set on hli;
tops. The tiro of their inspiration, information and enthusiasm will spread."
' I'rof. Robertson gave an Idea of' what
manual training means in tlie following
"I visited some of, the primary ischools
in London in company with tho school
beard's chief organizer in manual' and
practical instruction. Manual training in
the primary, schools was begun in London
about 1800. A grant of money was made
by two of the rich guilds, and, a joint com-
n ittee was' formed whereby that money
auu some'' grant from the London school
board was 'administered, The instruction
was found" so thoroughly useful and acceptable that It was-speedily spread. 'Now
more are oyer 150 manual training cennes
ami as1 nearly as I could learn about 50,-
000 boys between the ages of 9 and 14 we're
taking courses of instruction in .wood work,
Iron work, brass work or leather work'in
the public board schools.        *■
"At a typical school which I visited, a
room was litted with forty benches, each-
prev'ded with wood:woiking tools. There
^as also a supply.-of general tools for the
room, Iu addition to the particular tools
ar each bench. One Instructor and. an assistant were sufficient for the forty boys.
The course of Instruction Is a three years
cue, and each boy gives half a .day per
week to it. Consequently the manual training, room accommodates In that instance
-00 boys, there being ten half-days lu each
school weeli".
"A   series .of  articles  called  models   are
made  by  the  boys.    The things  are articles of use, and are known to.be such  by
the pupils.   ' Kach ' one is  wholly  made   by
the pupil.   'When the teacht-r needs to give
practical demonstration,, he gives icon another piece of wood, and not ou the pieoo
on  which  the   boy  Is  working.     It  's  not
uvteh learning, hut much Interfering, which
makes anybody mad.   The pupils make the
•things by copying directly from the actual
mcdels.    Later on  they make drawings  of
the models from measurements, and make
the things from  the dr.ikin.-emfw   mfwww
the things from the drawings. r
"I observed the children were deeply interested in their work. A casual glance
of observation was ail they gave to tne
visitors. A spirit of earnestness, se-f-
reliance and careful perseverance seemed
to pervade the whole school. The teach cite Id me that as regards accuracy of observation and accuracy of expression, the/e
was a noticeable improvement in the children after they had gone through Ihe
manua, training course. I found similar
equipment and equal satisfaction In the
board schools in Liverpool."
The importation of wood pulp into Italy
is greatly on the increase.
Norway supplied Groat Britain with
twice as much ground pulp last year as the
United States, Canada, Sweden and Hoi-
land combined.
One of the most valuable timber tries
In the great Northwest, the red cedar,
grows ro a maximum height of a00 feet and
a  diameter of  14 f^et.
One and one-quarter million square miles
Is the estimate of the timber area of Canada, .as given by the. United States consul
general  at Montreal.
Paper shingles have been introduced into
Japan by an enterprising Tokyo firm as
substitutes for the wooden article. The
new idea is a slab of thick-tarred pasteboard, more easily managed than ordinary
shingles and costing only half as much.
Some historic trees havo lately come into
the New York lumber market from tho
Wilderness battlefield of the civil wur.
The ].),!!<; of lading showed that the tr:;es
had boon foll.-d and the lumber sawed there.
In sr.nie of the planks the minle .balls' can
be seen plainly, the wood directly adjacent
to th:- bullets being discolored or rotten,
but not enough to damage the lumber.
The portion of the  State, of Washington
west of the  summit of the Cascade range
:s   covered    with    the   heaviest   continuous
belt of forest growth in the United States.
This forest  extends over the slopes of the
Cascade   and   Coast   ranges,   and   occupies
| the entire drift plain surrr.undlng   the wa-
I tors of l'uget Sound.    Excepting the highest   mountain   peaks   and   the   sand   dunes
of the coast, which are treeless, the valleys
of the Cowlitz aud  Chehalis rivers, which
are  dotted   with  small  oaks and   other  deciduous trees, and the s<unted yellow pines
o'-f-upying   with, open   growth   the   barren
Steilaonom plain, all of' western Wushimr-
ton l:i covorod with a m.!igiiitro--ut f-n-eyt.—
Chicago News.
r PESr)  LBQEP DEEP in the province
STEAM-Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter,
A reward of $5.00 will,be paid for information  leading  to  conviction  of,
persons witholding or destroying any  kegs  belonging  to -this  company.
-HENRY BEIFEL, ' Manager.
to lovy and collect  tolls from all I
persons using  and on all freight
pas-ing   over the   said   railway
and such  roads  branches ferries ■
wharves   and'   vessels "built   or-
owned by the  Company whether
bnilt or owned before or after the .
construction of  the railway and 4
with all other usual, necessary or
incidental" rights    poweis, and
privileges as may   be  necessary J
, ., or  conducive lo tbe attainment'
of the  above objects or any ' of ''
them. ' '  >,.
DATED al Victoria, B. C. this 13th %
day of November A. D..1899.
H. Maurice Hills „ "
. Solicitor for the Applicants., ■
Dates for Reference.
■'   148G—5899.'
NOTICE IS HEREBY  given that
' amplication.' will be  made io th«
Parliament of C.inada at its next
session for an Act to Incorporate
a Company with power   to   con
struct equi}>,m:uuiam  ahd (.per-
ate either a   standard  or narrow
gauge railway for  the purpose i-f
carrying  passengers  and freight
including all  kinds of merchandise from a point in   Comox District   Vancouver Island' situate
on the1' 50th  parallel on or near
to the  East Coast of Vancouver
Island^ thence in a Northerly direction by. the most feasible route
thiough   Say ward   and .Rupert
.Districts "io a point,. at or  near
Cape Scott or some other suitable
point at or near the North "end of
Vancouver Island, with power to
'-consiruct, operate  and maintains
branch   lines   to   the  Coast  on
cither side of  Vancouver , Island
'■ and to other points  and all necessary roads and   bridges  ways'
and ferries and to build own and
maintain   wharves   docks   sawmills and coal bunkers and with
power to build equip   own main
i tain and ^operate  steam and other vessels and boats and topper-
ate the,-same  on   any 'navigable
waters connecting  With the said-
railway line or .branches thereof
' an! with jxjwcr to  build own e-
■* quip operate 'and   maintain telegraph, and   .telephone   lines'in
connec-i n with the said railway
and.   branches*     and / to  carry
on .' a    general     express    business and to build and operate all
kinds of plant for the purpose of
supplying  light heat .electricity
and any   kind of  motive power
and'with power to acquirehvaier
rights and to construct dams and
flumes   for   improving and   increasing the water privileges and
with power to  expropriate lands
for the purposes.of the Company
and  to   acquire   lands   bonuser-
privileges  and   other  aids from
any Government  municipal corporation or other persons or bocl-
- ies corporate and  with power to
k-ase and connect and make traf
fie and other  ar g ngements with
railv. av steamboat or othe- companies now or hereafter to bn incorporated   and   with   pouer to
in:ike wagon  roads to be used in
tbe construction of t*uch railway
and ie advance  of the same and I The Trnnsvaal War  .     1899
The following, are' the' dates of
some of themore important events-
in the history of South,Africa: '   ,.
A. D.
Discovery   of   the - Cape of
Good Hope  by Bartholomew Diaz. 1486
First    appearance ' of    the   '
. Dutch  in   South  African , ,
waters. .:*.;;    1595..
Dutch settle in Table Bay.. . ., 1652
First -British  occupation of   -
the Capri •.:..:.. 1795
Cape Colony cycled fo Bii ain
Ariivjil of British settler's.'":.
English declared the .official
•language   in Cjipe Colony
Emancipation of the slaves;
The great Boor Trek. . ..1886-
Boer emigrants occupy Natal
British annexaiion of Natal.
Recognition of the indepen-
pendence of Transvaal and
Orange River Boers. .1852—1854
Discovery of diamonds on the
Lower Vaal river	
British annex the Transvaal
Conquest of Zululann      1879
Retrocession ( f the Transvaal    1881
Convention   of-London with
the Transvaal Republic.'.     1884
Witwatersrandt   gold    field
discovered     1885
British  South   Africa   Com-
pany founded      1889
Natal granted a  responsible
Government     1'893
The Jiuneson Raid     1886
pjxri nnnnr\njrn njirurnnnjinjir^
Sy....   «..■!»_. -.-:-.*   P        ■      ,i , -3
most     ■.•
leavy (black worsted cheviot
This  Garment   " Made to  order"  by a   Tailor   though
perhaps "not to fit " would be $17.QO.
SHOBKY'S   CLQTHIHG    is    not_   made   to   order,   but
made to fit, and every thread is guaranteed. ^
NOTICE IS HEREBY  given that
application   will be  made to the
Legislative Assembly of the, Province of  British   Columbia  at its
next session for an Act to Incorporate a Company with, power to
construct,  equip, maintain  and
operate either a standard or nar-
' row gauge railway for   the   purpose of cariying passengers and
freight, including all kinds of merchandise, from a point in Comox
District,Vancouver Island, si1 uate
on, ihe 50th Parallel on or near
" , the East Coast of Vancouver Island,  thence in a  no»therly dir-,
cction by the most feasible route
, to a point at or near  Cape Scott
or ,some other suitable'point at
or near to the North end of Vancouver, Island, with power to con-
struct,    operate    and-maintain
branch lines to'the Coast on either side of  Vancouver,Island and i
to other points and all nec:es>ary
.        roads', bridge",' ways and ferries,
and"' to,-; b'uildi  own,  and maintain     wharves,< , docks       sawmills and coalbunker's,  and with
, power to build,equip, own, maintain and operate steam   and oth-
.   er vessels and boats and to oper-
1     ate the  same on any   navigable
waters connecting, with the said
railway, line or branches0 thereof,
and with power to build, own, e-
quip, operate  and  maintain telegraph   and  telephone  lines c in
.   connection   with   the  said railway anil branches,  and to carry
on   a   general express business,
tj,nd   to build   and   operate all
kindt of plant for the purpose «»f
1 supplying light,  heat, electricity
and' ipy kind  of motive power,
~,i.nd with     ,   power to
' acquire    water    rights    and   to
construct, dams  and  flumes 'for
improving   and   increasing- the
\    water privileges, and with power,
to expropriate lands for the purposes of the Company, and to acquire lands; bonuses,  privileges
" and other aids from any Government,  municipal  corporation or
oth» r persons or bodies   corporate and with  power tof lease and
to connect and make  traffic and
other   arrangements   with   railway, steamboat or other companies now or  hereafter to  be incor-
, porated, and with power to make
wagon  roads   to be used in the
construction of such railway and
in  advance of the  same and   to
levy and collect   tolls   from all
persons using  and on all freight
passing  over   the   said   railway
and such roads, branches, ferries,
wharves   and    vessels   built   or
owned by the company, whether
built or owned hefore or after the
construction  of the railway; and
with  all  other  usual, neoe sary
or    ii cidental  powers,   rights
and privileges  as    may   be
necessary   or c o u d u c i v c
to      the     attainment      of
the :<bove objects or any of them.
Dated   at    Victoria,   B.     C, this
9th day of   October,   A.   D.   1899.
H. Maurice Hills,
;   Solicitor for the Applicants.
Anyone wishing to secure
house and lot of land veiy
will do well to call at this .office.
The owner intends to leave and
will sell at a sacrifice.
Espiinalt & lianaimo Ry-
NOV. 19th, 1898.
Notice is hereby given   that   the
Union Colliery Company  of   British-Columbia,   Limited   Liability,
intends to apply to His Honor  the
Lieutenant-Governor for permission
to change its name to  that of   the
"Wellington    Colliery    Company,
.Limited Liability."-
.   Dated Victoria, 18th July, 1899.
Solicitors  to   the   Union- Colliery
Company of   B. C,   Ximited   Liability.
. The JH. B. A. Vogel
Commercial College,
P. O. Box 347,  Vancouver, B. C.
We teach Business, Book-keeping, Shorthand, Typewriting
and' the - general English
Branches. 0ST The demand
"for office help is larger than*,,
the supply. . ;    *
Send for Illustrated Prospectus.
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De; 9:00 Victoria '....Do. 4:25
"    9:28 Goldscrenm "   4:j3
"   10:14 Shawi.igaii Lake "   5.39
"   10:48 Duncans 6:15
KM. ' P.M.
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Ar. 12:40 Wellington  Ar. 7:55
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 Shavwiigan Lake..
 ,"   6:46
" J1.-23
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Ar. 11:50
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Saturduys and Sundays Rood to return Mon
For rates and   all   information   apply at
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m       WE   WANT YOUR
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before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers cordially requested
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Meets every alternate Wednesdays ot
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Bulbs for Fall   Planting.
20,000 Holland Balbtf'to arrive"''- iii September; 5,000 Japan Lilies to arrive in October; 1,500 Bhododendrons, Az-tleas, Magnolias, Roses, etc , to arrive in October.
Thousands of Hoses, Camellias, Fruit; and
Oruauieutal Trees, Shrubs, etc., growing on
my own grounds for the fall trade. Catalogues free. .
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' and am agent for the following
« reliable f insurance companies:
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KB l i«n(*a-^6*~t»<tK*mjBtjn
A Tragedy In Permutations,
[Copyright, 1S0S. by the Author.]
Now that   there   has   been   so much
falsehood published about the miserable
San Ciisiaraguau affair I propose to tell
the Whole truth about itfrom beginning
to ond, and I expect to be  believed.    I
,    am tired of   beinj; called a buccaneer, u
filibuster and a  pirate.    What   I did 1
' itand to, of course, bat I-waufc to show
that it was all a   mistake which would
be ludicrous if it wero uot so tragic.  It
. does not seem   likely ou its fuse that a
mischievous office boy could precipitatti
a  South American   revolution, but   he
did, aud'.'I am   as innocent of  it as the
late  General   Othello, whese  advice   I
shall follow in  lay story, setting down
nothing  in   malice,  nothing  extenuating.    But first I must go back a little.
',' I was a  reporter on   tho New York
Eagle ,for several years aud did well at
it, though   I  used   to get tired of  tho
everlasting  night work.    YiFell, once   I
got a great "beat"'' on the .town.    It involved a corner  iu the  cijffeo   market,
and it made a sensation at cho time.   Is
was double leaded, with   a   scare head
on the iirst page, aud Tommy Walling
■  of The Globe  nearly had  a fit over  it,
for he had a tip on the siory, but could
.not run it out, and   his interview with
his city editor next morning was inter-
. os ting.
Old man Flamingo, who was a big
coffee■ broker, waa greatly tickled with
the story, and the upshot of (ho matter,
was that he offered mo a position in'
his office at' a good salary aud commission with chances of partnership in a
.few years. 1 accepted, for >I saw no
show at reporting, though I knew no
more about the coffee trade than I did
about Choctaw.
But1 you know a  newspaper  man ia
never afraid to tackle anj'fching, aud in
a few weeks I was a roguJar tradesman,
and T looked forward to the time when
the" firm would   be  Flamingo & Boggs
and I should drive my carriage.    Well,
iu six months what does old Flamingo
do but turn up his  toes without warning and leave me high and dry. ' Every
onethbught he was. rich, but when his
affairs were  looked   into it was   found
,that he %yas not only bankrupt   but bad
cheated a Ibt'bf hisoustomerKandTaiHed
the devil generally. JThe Globe made a
feature-,of. it,   and    Tommy  Walling
, roasted the life out of me in his account
< of  tho affair, making t it  appear that I,
'", Hosea Boggs, was a stool pigeon for all
of old Flamingo's crooketrfiess.    It wan
' a mean,thing in Tommy, but he wanted
to get even with  me for that "scoop,"
, which landed me in the  trade.    It was
a  lie made ont of  whole cloth, as the
'examination showed, for I had discreet-'
,, ly- burned   all   the   books  and   papers
which concerned my doings in any questionable transactions.    I have as good a
right as any man to maintain my repn-
tacidbV'v     ■"■-•• .   ---<.-.     „ ■-
I had got far  enough into the  trade
to like it fairly well  and decided to set
, tip as a broker on my own account in a
email way, trying to retain some of old
Flamingo's trade.    I routed an office in
, an eligible ,location, put  up partitions
and  had   painted  on   the "doom   "Mr.
Spencer,"   "Mr.   Old bam,"  "Mr.  Go
Inez" and "Stenographer," to indicate
that it was  a flourishing   firm, though
the  whole  establishment  consisted  of
myself and an office boy.  When I think
of that office boy, 1 havo to restrain my
feelings, for  he   was—but  we'll   come
to  that   later.     I  can't  say   my   bluff
worked very well.    1 did  a little   business as a custom  houso broker,' and occasionally made   fair   deals   in   coffee,
augar  and  fruits, but  tho   big  houses
had a cinch on   the   trade, and   it was
slim  picking.    At night i used to walk
aloug  Park  row   aud   look  up  at  the
newspaper offices aud wish  I was back
again, but there wa.s a prejudice against
me on account of that story oi Flamingo's affairs, though they couldn't prove
a thing, aud I still  hoped  to get estab
Matters were going from bad to worse,
and I should probably have closed up if
it had not been for the appearance of
Hernando Bosenfeo on the scene. Boson-
ko was a merchant of Cordova, the
principal, seaport of San Castaragua. He
had done business with Flamingo, and
I had got a little trade out of him: He
was a typical Spanish - American,
swarthy, well groomed and easy going.
Ho came into  my office  one  afternoon
"A.revoUUi07i!" naid.l in auoaiahtnent.
ind bunded his card and asked for a
private interview. I sent the office boy
on an errand and took him into my
office, assuring him that "Mr. Spencer,"
"Mr. Oldham" and "Mr. Gomez'*\vere
out. He was a devil of a fellow, that
Bosenko. He had that seductive way
with him which captures men and captivates the women. Wo talked for some
time, and I saw he was pumping me
for a purpose which presently appeared.
He explained that business was slack
in Cordova, and he had come to the
United, States to make arrangements
for starting a revolution in San Castaragua'.
"A revolution!" said I ia astonishment. -
"Certainly, " he said. "We haven't
had one for nearly 18 months, audi am
going to break the trust."
"What trust?" I aaked.
"The revolution trust," said he,
"which has co) roiled every one of
them for 15 yeart- and has made all tho
money. I am going in for a new deal
and want you to help me."
"But, my dear sir," I said, "I don't
understand you. A revolution is a serious matter, and I don't want to get my
head shot off, and I don't understand
what you mean by the trust."
"Well," said he, "I suppose yon aro
not to blame for ignorance about South
American , affairs, but you know "that
these revolutions are' always cooked up
affairs, don't you':"' %
"No, I don't," «aid I. "Of "course
they come pretty-often, but 1 thought
they were all genuine enough and pretty serious, too, at times."
He laughed a little aud said: "Imust
explain the situation, to you. In San
.Castaragua we cannot get along without revolutions. It is essential to our
prosperity, as peace is to yours.'; Take
General Cuzco, for instance. He has been
president lit timts iu the last 11. years,
while General -Moreno has' been president 12 times. The scheme is this:
Every few mouths General Moreno
lauds suddenly at Cordova, raises the
standard of revolt and marches toward
Boiito, the capital. President Cuzco
with his army starts out to meet him.'"
"Hold on," said I, "you are going
too i'ai;t." How does Moreno stare hit-
revolution? Jt takes men aud money
and munitions of war. You speak'of it
as a very simple transaction."
"That's the point," replied Bosenko.
"You see, when Moreno arrives, ho
goes to the syndicate and purchases his
arms and munition!)."
"What syndicate?" I asked. "You
are very mysterious."
- He looked rather disgusted, but began ,
to explain. "Didn't I tell you there
was a revolution trust? It is composed
of most of the big merchauts aud politicians at Cordova.  .Revolutionists dare
for 16 Years
Operations were of no avail—Cure Effected
one box and a half of
W.  D. Thornton,   Blacksmith,   Calgary,   N.   W
"For 15 years I suffered untold agony from blind, itching piles,
and can honestly say I have spent about $1,000 trying different so-
called cures, and have been under treatment with well-known physi-
' cians in Orillia, Peterboro and Lakefield. I had 15 tumors removed,
but obtained no positive cure.      I have suffered more than I can tell,
. but can now say that, thanks to Dr. Chase's Ointment, I ami positively
cured and by one bos and a half, and I consider the little Ointment I
have remaining worth its weight in gold."
Dr. Chase's Ointment is the only guaranteed cure for
piles, the only cure which has never been known to fail.
Sixty cents a box, at all dealers, or Edmanson, Bates & Co.,
not deal with any one else if they could,
but they can't, for the trust has all the
cannons, gnn<s and powder, and they sell
impartially to each party."
"But, hold on," saidl.  "Where does
the money come from?"
"Oh!   The  English   bankers furnish
that. They buy up the bonds of the revolutionists at GO cents on the dollar."
"But suppose tho revelutioh fails?"
"Oh,   ifc   seldom   does,   b\ifc   in    any
event  the  country always assumes the'
debt of   both   side?, so tbero is no risk.
The banks keep blank bonds which they
fill in with the now names at each revolution, aud the revolution   leaders can
always  get   their money in   24 hours.
Most of it goes to the syndicate for wal
material, wln'ch is of  poor quality and
-is sold at enormous  prices.    It consists
largely' of   condemned    muskets  from
your civil war, and old cannon left behind after  the  Mexican war.    Some oi
them look as if they had been  used'by
Cortes.   They sell, though, for the same
prices as the  newest  rifles  and   latest
field guns. The insurgent president isn't
particular. He doesn't want to kill any
one if  hecan help it, and, besides,! the
government will   pay the  bill, so there
is no loss.   Usually he makes the syndicate give him a commission, so the bigger tho prioe tho better he is satisfied."
"But  whore" does   the   army  come
"Oh, it's easy enough to raise 1,000
men—in fact, - too easy. Work isn't
plenty anyway, and there are plenty ol
men looking around for,a soft snap "
"Do you call fighting a soft snap?" J
asked, getting more confused all the
'    "Well, I should say so.   Good food,
new uniforms and a rank for life.  Aftei
tho-revolution   all the' offioers are commissioned major generals and wear gold
lace by the pound. -Now let me resume
my story.    Moreno, we will say, lauds
, on the,loth and' issues a proclamation
that he has come to redeem the country
from the oppression of a diotator.   This
proclamation-is ?o long that it usually
takes several days to get it printed, foi
nothing goes in a hurry wi th ub.  Moreno
mails  a copy on   the 19th to President
Cuzco and establishes his headquarter*
in the best hotel in Cordova.  The agent
, of the English bankers comes and makes
arrangements for $3,000,000  in bonds,
paying $1,800,000 cash.for them.. Then
the agent of  the syndicate  arrives and
sells, the guns, powder, uniforms, etc.,
at fearful  prioes, and fthoy are  turned
over to tho commissary general.    Then
conie tbe applicants for admission  tc
the army, and-this is the moat troublesome part of. the whole affair, as there
are more'pegs thaii holes.   Usually ifc ii
arranged by the officers agreeing to furnish the men without cost, though they
are  carried  on "the pay roll,   and^.the
amount   divided'-among   the   leader's
favorites.   When everything is ready—
,and it takes a good deal of time iu spite
of   all  these facilities—the army takes
the train about the 30th for the battle-"
ground near .the capital. "..
"But you don't mean to say,"said I,
"that the  president, allows all  this tc
go on without interference?"
"Certainly. He couldn't do anything
if he,, would, but lie doesn't want to.
When the troops arrive at the battleground, Cuzco marches out and occupies
his camp, and the cartel is arranged."
"The what?" said I.
"The cartel—that's a etipnlation as
to the way the battle shall be conducted. It usually states tnat th» battle
shall not begin before 8 a. m., at which
time flags are established in front oi
each army, beyond which they agree
not to go under any circumstances. II
any one is.killed or badly injured during an engagement, a truce of half ar
hour is allowed. The programme is
usually as fallows:
"7 a: in.—Coffee, oranges and cigarettes.
"   "8  a.   in.—Dress   parade  and   fiery
speeches by the leaders.'1
"9 a.  m.—Opening  of   the  engagement.
"10:30 a. m.—Engagement ends.
"•11:30 a.   m.—Lunch   (comniunica
tion under flag of  truce during  recess
allowed to permit either   belligerent tc
borrow provisions or ammunition);
"3-   p.    m.—Engagement    renewed.
Charge by insurgents.
The violet mists across the hill ;
Corre rising, rising, on anil up—
The lilac trees their sweetness spill
Upon the tulip's st^pakefl cup.
A hush o'.cr ail the c.irtli is spread.
The light is fading tiom the slciw,
A drooping paii.«y lifts its head,'
With purple shadows in its eyes.
Now, in .the west a cloud Unci ship
Comes passing through a sullen red,
I watch it float find sail and dip—
'    Its royal banners flying iree,
When, like a golden flashing sword,
Tlie lightning cuts its masts iu twaia.
And every purple cloud is scored
With silver lines oi falling rain.
—Harriet V.   Ulodgett in i'hilistinc.
The Colonel Decided Tlint  It  Would
Sot Be Wii'c Io Start One.
Colonel Taylor had the freighting'of all
the provisions over tho trail from Silver
City to Johnsonville, and also owned the
only stage line, anil one day he called tlie
boys together at the White Wolf saloon
and said:
"Boys, what this town needs is a bank,
aud I'm thinking of starting ono. i
thought I would call you all together and
see how you would take it. Joe Henderson, would you come in and draw a chock,,
same as other folks do in the cum?"
"Not if the sight of a gun  would  answer just as well,'' replied .loo.
"And how about you. Tom Smifli?",'    •
."I  fool  that  I'd  kinder, want  to,clean
out the shop, colonel."
"And you. Bill Johnson?"
"I wouldn't fool with no checks, as you
can 'cm."
■'Well, the crowd seems to hi; ag'in
me," sighed the colouel, "but I'd liko to
hear from Pete Green."   <     *
"How much money  would thoro bo in'
that  'ere  bank, . Kuriiel   Taylor?"  asked
Pete in reply. c-
"I'll start ifwith'.1?r>,000."
"And1 who'would'handle it?"      .      .   '<
"I will myself.",
■  "And  you'll   bo  right   thar  ten, minita
arter the bank opoiis fur bizness?"
"Of course I will."
"Wall, then, kurnol. thar ain't no need
of guessin .what I'd do., I'd  bo right on
hand   with   two. guns,   and   thorn   guns
would bo ready fur shootin, "and  I'd  hiy
the bar'ls on-tho counter and say:
" 'Good rnoruin, Kurnel Taylor.'
" 'Good morniu, I'oto Green.'
" 'Is this bank open fur bizuessV
" 'She ar'.   , .
" 'Then hand mo over them- $.">.000 as
quick as ye kin handle money, fur-ray
fingers hev got tho cramps and will bc»
pullin on those triggers Mf ye wait to
catch your breath l\ " f-^
Tho' colonel treated the crowd and decided to kooD out "of-the-banking business.   ' . • ,
Clarke's Kola Compound Officially
Tested by the British Columbia
Government at the Home for Xii-
cara-bles, Kamloops, B. C, the
Medical Superintendent Fronoan-
' ced Long-standing   Cases   Cured.  ''
Many temporary, relief asthma remedies
have during tlie past few years been placed
before the public, but until the introduction to
the medical profession of Clarke's Kola Compound, nothing- has been„found,to have any
effect on preventing future attacks. The
Medical Superintendent for the home' for in-'
curables in Kamloops, B. C, has had, probably
the best chance in Canada to thoroughly test
this wonderful remedy for asthma. He reports
'that ou the three cases of ' asthma where
Clarke's Kola Compound has been tried, in not
a single instance did it fail to cure,' and on one
particular case, a lady had neen confined to her
bed most of the time for nearly a year- previous
to taking this.renicdy, and less than three bottles have completely cured nor. Over one year
has now passed, and there has not been the
slightest indication of asthma returning.' *- .
Over £0> cases have already'been cured in
Canada alo e by this remedy. Sold by ali '-,
druggists Free sample bottle sent to any person. Mention'this paper. Address. The Griffiths
& Mncpherrfoii Co.. l«l Church Street.'Toronto,
or Vancouver, 13. C.sole Canadian agents.
Well. Weill
,No, Jones does not think
ask ladies to remove their
theater.      '  ', '
ft .rude to
hats in a
Tho-.   Sabiri,' of   Islington,   says
have renn ved  te,n   c xiw   fr >m  my
with Hollowry s   Corn   Cure.'
go thou and do, 1 kewi-e.
-All She Hud  In the World.
, There is, a certain something of which
stage folk'aiid artistic persons of various
kinds talk a grontdoal. "Temperament."
thoy call it. aud I'm not quite sure thaVI
know what it means. You can't act. nor
.sculp, .nor paint; nor _write unless you
have "temperament." I am told, but very
often, if you do havo it, you-a re'delightfully careless about paying your bills, and
keeping your engagements, and avoiding
divorce courts, aud.all that sort of thing.
It's a thing you can't define, this "temperament,"" biitin stagolnnd you hoar of
it until the word becomes a weariness to
your ears.
All this is merely by way of preface lo
a littlo story, about the young daughter
of an actor who is in Washington just
now. The child is only 4 years old. but
sho is wise in tho .heartbreaking way of
stage children. One day not long ngoc.slie
was in tho depths of despair because of
a paint box and a bicycle, she wanted
and could not have. Sadly she sat herself
down, and sadly she spoke.
"Well." she sichod. "I haven't got any
paint box. and i haven't got any bicycle,
and I haven't got any brothers and' sis-
tors. I haven't got anything in the world
but temperament."
'       Could  Xot  L'lidcrMtmid'.'r
"You're   '.beneath     contempt!'
claimed one French noblenian.'
"I shall hot. honor you by noticing
you." said'the other.    - .-.',< ,-;    ,.-- " ": v
And .after reading a few-columns of
similar, dialogue the American1"pugilist
.looked up wearily.and inquired: - -) .  <
"Why vdon't their managers .make
'cm quit'talking and tight?",—Washington Star.>       ' Di    '  ; '
MINARD'S LINIMENT is used by Piysiclais., ,
The Moon nil Iner'* Woe. -
"This- here'.' guvernmont 'wants' - th«
earth," said. the 'old mdbushiner. ''The
revenue man caught me in the act an'
hauled me up before the-jedge.. The, jedge
looked liko a 'reasonable man, an ,1 told
him that I only run a still to buy 'shoos
for my family. That's whar I. made:a
break. ,for 'he says right off, says^ he,
'Weill I'm goiti to give' you a- chance to
make shoos tor tho.jjuvornmout, an I'll'
see to-it that yer family gits a pair o* 'em
every-six months.' Then ho sent me-up
for two years." * ...
ill lical Irosli or old wounds ia
lan.or beast.   It has no eqiul
A Straiijfts Tree.
The dragon tree of Tenerife is
haps tho strangest vegetable in
world. Humboldt estimated one specimen to be Ij.OUO years old and other
dragon trees to have reached half that
age. It is thought to be a kind of giant
asparagus, whose dead branches servo as
a support for tho crowns. New roots as
thoy conic into being encircle and conceal tho original stem, which is far away
inside, and tho roots which become detached from the stein may. bo "seen hanging, .withered, in tho upper tree.'■■' The
trunk is generally' hollow., and in the
case of an old'tree,' which perished in
1807. there was a spacious chamber,
which served" tho natives as a temple for
generations.' Mass was afterward snid
there by. the. Spaniards. The tree, was
'18 feet around 'and !>5 foot high and is ■
supposed to have been originally watered
with dragon's blood, which is.the name
now given to the sap. T!:is is a regular
article of commerce and is especially
used for embalming.—St. Louis CJlobe-
Sereiviiift- t"i> the .Eyelids..
The muscles of the crystalline lens  in
n:i ordinary eye adjust the shape of tho
The Hero Worshiper—Do you suppose he would have any chance with
you in a fair, stand up fight, Wuzzy?-
lens so as to make tho images of o
at all distances fall on tho retina.
In the shortsighted oyo tho perfect
imago is formed in front of tho retina,
and a blurred image consequently on the
retina itself.
On screwing up the eyelids the crystalline lens is com pressed, and its focal
length is increased so that a clear image
falls on tho retina. A similar effect can
b;? produced by judiciously pressing the
eye with two fingers, as .shortsighted
people can easily verify.
Some physiologists say that screwing
up tho eyelids causes the tear fluid to
form a second (concave) Ions over the
crystalline lens, and so corrects its fault.
I Every woman occasionally curls" her
haiv and starts out fiercely to bp happy
tn spite of fate. (By fate is meant
an unappreciative husband.)—Atchison
Xot the Old Story.
"I suppose." said tho lawyer to
whom she had applied for advice, "that
it's the old story—married in haste ta
repent at leisure?"
"Well, that's where you're wrong,'"
was the prompt reply. "I married at
leisure to repent ih haste."—Chicaga
Will  Dictate.
Greene —1   see  Agninaldo   has  proclaimed himself dictator.
--De Witt—Yes; he's going to tell the
Filipinos    when     to    run.—Cleveland
How a Drunken Husband Wss Made a
Sober Man by a Determined Wife
Apathetic letter.
. She writes:—"I had for a long time been
thinking of trying the Samaria .Proscription treatment; on my •: husband for hli.
drinking habins bub I was afraid he would
discover that I was givi rig him medicine,
and the thought unnerved me. I hesitated
for nearly a week, but; one day when he
cam© homo very much intoxicated and
his week's salary nearly all spent, I threw
off all fear and determined-.co make an
effort to save our hoiiie from the ruin I
saw coming, at all hazards. I sent for
vour Samaria Proscription and putibin
his coffee as directed next morning and
watched aud prayed for the result. A\
noon I gave him more and also at supper/
Ho never suspected a thing, and I then
boldly kept right on giving io regularly, ai
I had discovered something that set every
nerve in ray body tingling with hope and
happiness, and I could see a bright futun .
spread out before me—a peaceful, happy
homo, a share in the good things of life, an
attentive, loving husband, comforts, arid
everything else dear to a woman's hear*,
for my hus'jand had told me that whiskey
was vile stuff and ho was taking a dislika
to it. It was only too "true, for before I
had given him the full course he had stopped drinking altogether, but I kept giving
Che medicine till it was gone, and then "sen*
for another lot to have oh hand if he should .
relapse, as he had done from his i«*omisea
before. He never has, and I am writing
you this letter to tell you how thankful I
am. I honestly believe it will cure tho
worst cases."
A pamphlet In plain, sealed envelope, ;
sent free, giving testimonials ;.nd full information, .with directions how to take or ;
administer Samaria Prescription. 'Correspondence considered sacredly  confldea-   ,
tial.   Address The Samaria ifernedy Co.,
Jordan street, Toronto, Ont.
ft ■'-:-1.'
Tliea* Insacts, Dreaded by Humans. Ar«
the Blest Intelligent of Their Order of
Creation-Some Facts and Stories ef
Wasps by Scientists Who Hit* Studied
Them Thoroughly.
Wasps, according to their mode of living, may be divided in two groups, social
and solitary. In the case', of .the latter
each female makes a separate "nest and
provisions her offspring, 'ly ;%-her own
labor. -The eggs are generally -deposited
in the bodies of spiders," maggots, etc.,
caught by the - mother and'^ stunned by-
one or more stings, so as to*be npt wholly
dead,-until the young wasYj-child• has
emerged from.tho egg andtai) fed upon
tnern to its heart's content/'   '<-
These solitary wasp3, having no- knowledge of their, progenitors, vi.ho die long
before thhelr children see the- light, are
all the more interesting, because inherited Instincts alone'doterjbine the course of
their activities. ' But 'their "ways and
habits are influenced to a great extent,
nevertheless,' by so much individual judg-'
men* and experience'.that .they off er a
wide field for study and experiment.
The female .ammopbihVs and urnarias
mako their nests in .the  .ground.    They
is not a blind instinct, for she has travelled a little too far. She must go back
into the open space she has already
crossed., Nothng like a nest is visible to
us. The surface of the ground looks all
alike, and it is with exolamations of
wonder that we see our little guide lift
two pellets of earth covering a jimall
opening in the ground.
"The' way being , thus prepared she
hurries back with her wings quivering
and her'whole manner betokening joyful
triumph'at the completion of her task.
She picks up the caterpillar, brings it to
the mouth of the burrow and lays it
down. Than,, backing in hersalx, she
oatchos   hold : of   it   and drags ii oat of
sight, leaving-us full of admiration and
The Peckhaxns hold that the old
notions of the > acts of bees, wasps and
ants, were all forms of instinct is no more
tenable' an^/ muSt give way to a more
philosophical view, They maintain that
wass carry out Ijherr different tasks partly through instinct;' partly through unmistakable intelligence.
Acts of intelligence are the following:
, Some wasps .who* catch spiders, using
them asV food -'-for their progeny, leave
their prey on the ground or hido it under
a lump of earth until ready for use, or
bans them on a forked branch of boan
and Borrel plants, that they may be out
of,the way of ants while the nost is dug.
Or>a-queen of. some colony of social
wasps will occasionally occupy a comb
of the previous year rnstead of building
a new one for -herself. [\
Many - similar cases' are quoted, all
proving that individual wasps, which are
evidently, guided by ihere instinot in
digging,,-or building, \their nests, may
occasionally <be placed."tinder conditions
where only.a'Jjiigh'er sense—tfiat;- of reasoning—wilreriametheiifcto' cn'oose 'the
right course.*""-  <    4    '•".   ^-vS   •
Tlii" ISleuiont oT Chiiuce Keenly Developed in' tlio X:itiv*B, ,Who Will Wa;j«*r
on Auythtiiy: From the Fijjlitin;* i'ai t-
rid;;e to u. liirth or Death— How Slums
Am Trained.
In their own way the natives of India
are sportsmen in that thfry enjoy wagering on the elements of chance.
Throughout   the , great   Peninsula the
natives   rarely   lose   an   opportunity  of
risking their money.  Large sums change,
hands upon   the   most   trivial   events of
daily life.
Fighting   partridges   and   bulbuls are
but a refinement, in speculation   wbon it
i3 a common practice to wagor on house
hold events, such as a birtn or death
In the Punjab, next to rain and tides
wrestling is the most umver.-nl menus of
butting. But in agricultural Bengal the?
possess another excitement over which
men will mortgage their cropland cattle
if a sp?cial favorite be in the field
This sport is ram lighting.
Tho methods are primitive, not to say
A likely male lamb is chosen when
quite young, and his preparation often
extends over eighteen months to two
years before he is called to carry his village's money.
The flr3t operation is to maks him
grow suitable horns     To attain this  end
Transformed This   Boy—An   Incorrigible
Criminal Until His Genias for Sculpture  Bejau to Develop.
Three years ago a young man was
brought into the Boston Police Court on
a charge of assault with intent to rob.
was convicted and sentenced to the State
Reformatory at Concord. It was clearly
shown that this prisoner, although only
a little over 20 years old, was a vicious
and apparently hopeless character. The
beginning of his life at the Reformatory
was equally discouraging. It was soon
necessary to discipline him. <      <
In the allotment of classes for the industrial training which all of the inmates
of the institution havo he went to work
with the men studying engraving. It
was soon seen that he had an aptness for
his work. His designs had truer lines,
and were more artistic than those of the
other men. The room in which the engravers worked is very large, and in' one
corner a few hoys had done crude work
in clay, modelling. One day this man
took up a lump of wet day. Almost of
itself it took shape in his fingers. Ho was
encouraged to oontinue. and soon sought
the opportunity to do so. Ifc took only a
few days to ,ehow   that he   had remark-
".   FINE  ART.
»i* 1
what J" ,
ft*   J-v»' f
.   . < HEK   NEST.       -
dig a   short   tunnel   extending ^ over the
, surface and   ending   in ' a minute cave:
There they deposit one or more   caterpillars, stunned by one or mere   stings." lay
■ their   egg's   ih . the   caterpillars'   bodies,
, close   the  opening  of   the   tunnel, and
retire.     . ' x >
"Just here," say Dr. George W. Peok-
ham and Mrs. Elizabeth /G. Peckham,
who have studied these insects for many
years, -."must ."be'told the story of one
little wasD. .We remember her as one of
the most fastidious 'and perfect little
workers of the season, so nice was she in
the adaptation of means to ends; so busy
and contented in her 'labor of love. In
filling up. her nest she pnt her head down
into it aid'bit away the loose earth froms
the sides, letting it fall to tbe , bottom of
' the' burrow, and then,'' after '■ a quantity
had accumulated, jammed it • down with
her head. Karth was then brought from
the outside and, pressed in, and then
"more was "bitten from the sides. When
at last the filling was level with "the
ground.-she brought a quantity, of fine
grains,of earth to the spot and" pick ing
up a small pebble used it as a hammer
' in pounding them down with rapid
strokes, thus making this spot as 'hard~
and firm as the surrounding surface'.
"Before   we   could   recover • from our'
astonishment at this performance she had'
dropped   ber   stone   and   was   bringing -
more   earth.    We   then, threw ourselves
down on the ground   that   not   a movement might be   lost,   and "then  saw her
pick up the pebble and again   pound the'
earth'into place with it, hammering now.
here and now thoro until all ..was "[level.
Once more the whole process was repeat-"
ed, and then the little   'creature,    uncon,-
scious'of our very   existence   and   intent
only on   doing   herriwork 'and   doing it
well,   gavo   one  '" final, , comprehensive
glance ali around and^uew'a'way.'M
' One morning the observers noticed one
of. these wasps which was busy digging
her nest on the side, of a "stony, hill.
"While in tho burro wiJi.crbummed away.,-.
arid in five or six l^./os a little 'heap *,of
earth would accu annate,' whereupon the
animal would -li a fat  upon tho heap and
Ko'Biih or Wag-on'IIasi .l3Ter Travem-
0 ed ItnTwintiiiigr Streets.      .
Eight miles'Iduo/east, over the mountains from Catbrce station, qu '.the Mexican National railroad, is the'-cityeof that
name, a city "along whose steep,' winding
streets ..'neither wagon" nor cart, neither
.stage' nor bus, nor any other '.wheeled
vehicle . .was. ever • known -to >*f pass, although it has'often boasted,of-a'.population of 40,000" souls'.   The city'takes its •
name from once'boing the stronghold and
the property of a bandeot'»14 of the most
daring, desperate', dangerous tuia* successful robbers that ever laid tribute on roads
in Mexico.'' They discovered, and for
many years worked, the rich deposits of
silver that abound in this entire section
of' the country—deposits the value of
which, ;if.current report be'true, for hundreds of years .outrivaled the mythical
riches related of Ophir. Strange'.,jo relate, every.?'piece of ■■ machinery, ,„every
pound of:-freight and every pa'ssenger'vjfo
and frojin' Catorce* is, transported tadaj,
as for centuries pastf either on the backs,
of men or mules. *< N.     "" \%
, .Catorce t rs one of the mostjuterestlng',
place  in   Mexico.     Here '.are '.found »'th©i*
customs of Mexico in their purity, uiiafV
fected by the, influence of the'.stranger.
he must undergo a'rather   brutal   treatment. *
When his first horns apjiear the owner
grasps them in his teeth, and by dint of
oscillation the}', arc thus torn out cf their
sockets. This operation has to beiepeated
.upbh "subsequent growths two or three
.tiihes.   >    ■ '
-"j^Then the young champion develops a
really massive =<pair, ' wry bread at the
base.    '-•'{.
' He is always chained, presumably to
make him pugnacious. When his horns
are suificiently:tough he is taught butting.   - 1 >.
His trainer dons  a^wooden shield, and
the ram is taught   to . butt   this, at first
"with, only a short run!    But   as he takos
to hi9 training he' back's further' and fur-
'^jshcr from the object, until the legitimate
She worked, 0 <f h&X.
vals during'*".,., j -J^vhole
•■.   t
kick the.particles, away in all directions,
excavation at inter-
day, and toward
evening,-af'or having been caught in _a
bottle, wo j "brouglvfratp the -. doctor's cottage and fcuade comfortable in a wasn
cage du ixg the night.
"On si:o next   morning   we> took   the-
lady tf-c.vn „to her   noma   and   placed the.
• t '-„-, -»- Jnb*r^h'.of the   bottle   so   that   when she
,.';»Ar^-j.mjr^put she ha3 to eriter the nast.  Thi3
-1 ^'- f/sr'^iid.^x^Bmi^ig.vbelow, however, only
L-~«6ment.    WheiiV^h.e,   enrce .up to the
surface sh'e stood still and lookoq,around
^£or ii few. seconds, anci'then -flew-""away."
In'it   while''she   returned,   finished   her
.excavation, and again   loffc,   reappearing
this time after the lapse of an hour with
a largo, light green meadow grasshopper,
.'Which:was shoved into the  hole,   whereupon the wasp laid her ogg and   left   on
another excursion.. ,.;
•''Thosight of a wasp returning to   its
home without' hesitation   or   uncertainty
,, .    rrom   some   far   distant   spot is, indeed.
,.     ' ' marvelous."
Of a certain wasp they tell the follow-
• . ing story:
"We   followed her easily, and   as   she
was in full-view nearly allthe'^ime^.had
no difficulty ih-watching her movenien'|g.'i
v She hurried   along   with ■ her,   vibti'm. (a
caterpillar); twice   she   dropped>i it   and
circled over   it   before   taking , it again.
For 60 feet. she   kept   to., open ground,
. passing between two rows of bushes, but'
at the end of this division of   the-garden^
she plunged, very much to   our   dismay,
into a field of standing   corn,   zigzagged
among the plants in the most   bewilder-.
.,: ing fashion, and keeping a general direction of northeast.  It seemed quite impossible that she could know where^she was
going.    The corn rose to a height  of   six
feet all around us; the ground was   uni-
. *■ ' form in   appearance,   and,    to our eyes,
each group of   cornstalks   was   just like
'•'-     .every, other   group,   and   yet,   without
Dause or hesitation,   the   little   creature
passed   quickly   along,   as    we    might
through the familiar streets of our native
"At last she paused and laid down her
burden. Ah, the. power  that   has led her
■reached by horseback, or, on-foot.- Catorce
has seldom  been, visited   by  any  except1
those making "business trips.  The ride up'
the   mountains Jnto   the town  is   sbme-\
thing, once -accomplished,  always to be,
remembered,  partly, from  its element, of
personal peril,  but more because of 'the"J
beauty of the  landscape encountered  at '
every turn.   Glancing down as you near
your journey's end, you catch a gleam-of
the white walls of Los Catorce outlined
against tho green of the mountain side.-
The reaP. Catorce is  built on the side
of a ravine near the top of the range, and
has a varying population of from 8,000 to
40.000. "as the mines are paying well .or -
"poorly.    Hero are found  all  varieties of
silver ore, from carbonates to the refai;1
tory  ore,   assaying $15,000  to> the    ton.
Catorce has a fine cathedral, richly deco^-
rated.rand a pretty plaza, the on!;,- level
spot, in   the   place.   To   use   a   railroad
'phrase,-''it" is a  combination  of cut  and
ifill, so that to tumble into it on one side
and out on the other would be extremely
disastrous.   The streets arc neatly paved,
and run up and down hill, many of them
at  an   angle  of 45  dogrees.---San  Francisco Examiner.
Difficult of access, tlje town can only 'be '^distance is arrived at. By this he'has be-
•'^un to put such force into his butts that
:\t takes two men to hold the shield, and
a-igood" ram   will   upset   them   at every
fjWhen he is fit he is taken to the   local
landlord or some other rich patron and a
' match is arranged. Lists are chosen,
>ch''a*rs are placed i'or^the wealthy patrons,
A GastronomicSnrprise.
"Good cooks arc born, l.ikc poets," said
Major J. B. Quiun. VOnce upon a time
I bought a lot of 4turnips for .1 government snagboat .611 one ^"of the' interior
waterways. andT visit'riig it not long afterward. Was surprised to find lemon pie
lu>i!;g served out to all^Jiands' for dinner.
I ate. a. piece myself,y>nnd.■; although it
was •delicious,'-:'!., felt it; my duty to. call
down the steward fbivsquaudering gov- '
eminent funds. .''•••■
"•Where  did   you  got  the  lemons  for
those picsV  1  asked sternly.
"'You   sent   'em ■ up . with ' the others,
sab,' he replied, grinning. .
."'•'Why. 1 didn't send anything except,
turnips,'  I  said  in surprise.
"'Well, that's what them pies is made
of,' he admitted reluctantly. 'The men
didn't like turnips no other way, sab,
bo 1 just made 'em up inter lemon pies.'
"It was strictly true, and beyond the
fact that he had used some .sort of.,
chemical to secure the flavor 1 was never
able to ascertain bow he did it."~New^
Orleans Times-Democrat.
;*anff the various partisans range   up   be-
j h'irid their respective fancy.
The   trainers   straddle   their animals,
I grasoing them by   tho   horns   and bring
them'.into the   arena   facing   each  other
about; 40 feet opart.
Thfrword is g'i^en, the trainers slip tho
animals, ami the" rams prHcipinato j;nrm-
.selves forward at'liflhtiung siKt-u, lmjiiji
denyn.^fart&rs'tip . They iiicefi wii.h a
tliiinuering crash! 'tho,/}iorns and __ skulls
clanging as if they were of   ine.rcL
The animals thon- back cf their own
accord, and close again, with the ea-ne
awful impetuosity. A%air» and asain they
close, until one cf the "two reuses to face
tho music.
Then th6 victor chases him from the
It is a curious fact that though a beaten
ram will face other opponents, and defeat them by dozens, yet it will never
face a ram which has once defeated ifc.
Wlint Cutter Urcamed OH.
. ■ •   -An^Intelliseiit Horse.
Ar, Scpt.e.hmah .has telegraphed a story
of an intelligent horse that needs a Caledonian stolidity of belief. The animal
noticed while grazing that it had 'cast a
shoe. It at once galloped to a smithy at
some distance off, held up the foot in
question, was.duly shoed and then galloped liome.:again. It is a nice question
if the blacksmith will get the canny
owner of £be.,horse to pay the bill. Pres-.
ently we may expect to see in the papers
that Mr. So-and-so does not hold himself
responsible for any bills which his horoe
may incur.—London Globe.
In the Japanese temples there is a
large drum used in worship. It is called
the kagura-taiko, and gives a tone much
like a gong. •      	
Cutter, the tailor, had been having a
big lobster supper the night before,
with ft few strong cigars to follow, and
he was frightened!' But if-you'll look'
into the picture carefully, dear.reader,
you'll see there wasn't really any cause
for alarm.—Comic Cuts.
Literally  True.
"I told bim he didn't dare kiss me,'
iie said-   Then she edded regretfully:
"I sizec; him up just right."—Chieagr
THE   YtOUK. O.'   .1   yot/.NO   UltiAU-tAl,.
able' talent' as* a modeler, and he was
allowed to devote all of his time for industrial work to this. His saccess was
astonishing, and his designs grew more
and more artistic and ambitious.
The, superintendent of the Reformatory,
Mr. Joseph F. Scott, , arranged to have
ono of the raofet expert modelers in Boston come to Concord several times to give
him instruction in those mechanical details which can,be acquired only by practice. Meanwhile, the developments of the'
man's moral nature kept pace/ with the
artistic. -It'was not an easy task, for the
old-instincts were'strong. It was as easy
as ever for his old passion to flame up,,
and influenced by^them his first impulse
was to rebel and fight. ,
' Then, almost as if, painted on a canvas,
could' be eeen the progress of tbe struggle
going on in hid mind, as ho said to himself: "Now, if I let myself go. .in word
or deed, I shall be disciplined, and that
means that my time for this work will
be shortened, or taken away altogether."
And in the end the art nature would
win.    r
His first life-size figure was a head of
the Madonna. When that was finished he
took as a model one of the boys in the
same shop with himself just as he worked, in inmate's cap and clothes.
His success in reproducing a likeness
from life was phenomenal, and the life-
size cast made from his model now stands
in the office of tne institution.
This head was very nearly completed
When word came from the commissioners
to the superintendent tbat this man's
time was completed, and he was to be
discharged tho next day.
Ordinarily a prisoner is not notified of
such a decree until tbe day when it is to
take effect.
In this case, however, as there were
only a few more hours' work to be done
to complete the study the superintendent
decided to depart from the usual custom.
Going down to the room where the young
man was hard at work he said:
"H—, you are to go out to-morrow."
The   prisoner   looked   up   in surprise.
Then his faco fell as if disappointed.
'    "Why, I can't go to-morrow," he said.
"I can't get this done by th'at time "
The^going out from prison walls after
three years of confinement behind tbem
was nothing compared to the pleasure of
the artist in completing a design.
As it happened, though, he went, and
ntill the model was completed. The superintendent himself came down to the
room to stay with him tuat night, and
after'.several hours of hard work the head
was completed, and the next day the
artist walked out, free.
Several months before that time a letter had come to the superintendent from
an entire stranger making inquiries
about this boy. The writer was the proprietor of one of the largest carving
establishments in. the United States. He
camo to know of him through a lady
who had seen the young man at bis
work. He now wrote that as soon as the
prisoner was released he stood ready to
give him a place at; 82 a day, with the
opportunity to study a part of the time
in one of the best art schools in the coin-
try. The discharged prisoner went directly into that shop, and has been there for
six months, a successful workman and a
hard and conscientious student, whosa
prospects are apparently of tho brightest.
Utilizing- n Court Dress.
■• Buying a court dress in which to attend
a di-awing. room of .Queen Victoria is a
trifle expensive,;'such, gowns generally
costing several hundred dollars at least.
Our thrifty English /cousins point out
ways in which to got the worth of one's
money out of the investment. They first
take off the train. That leaves the bodice
and skirt, which by themselves make a
charming gowp. Then out of the lining
of the train they make another gown and
from the outside of the train a third gown.
With three gowns and.the ineffable joy of
bho memory of an appearance at court
they feel that their niohey has been well
©ant. . '
The     Poor     OJd     Lady     WI10     Didn't,
Know What  Sue  Wunted Kept  Her'
Temper. Iml   St  Wjin <J.uite Different
VVitli   the Other Party.
Ignorant Old Parly (to ticket clerk) -
—I want to go to Brighton, young man.' <
Ticket Clerk (in an irritable frame of .,
mind, shortly}—Then you'd,better take-'
a ticket. , '■'.•-;,
"I. U. P.—Can't you let me have a free-iij
T.    C.    (sarcastically)
grounds, pray? * •: ;
l.O. P. (promptly)—Coffee grounds. •:
Some years ago ray brother used ;,to w
keep a coffee stall just outside thisi-
station. „. '" . .'.■"' ,*s
T. C—Don't be so utterly ridiculous!/ •>>
The idea!   Of course not!   You'll' have' I ~
to pay for a ticket. -'t ■', i-,*"'
I. O. P.—Well, you are unkind! How,f;,I-
, much is,a ticket? '  sfy.\i'
T.  C—It  depends  what class-i you,'
waut to travel by.   Where were' yeni;'J ■
brought up—in a lunatic asylum'or a^/
home for idiots? ' ;       •  ,yi'yr\
, 1. O. P.—Manners, young man,' please'/
—manners! How many classes .'* are-„v•,
there? .
T. C. (impatiently)—Three—three!''-
'   1. O. P.—Do you mean six or 33?,\
T.   C.   (yelling)—I   mean   one,;'*twi6,V-&\|
three—first, second and third class! "[ *'' •>"«
1. O. P.—Well, you needn't holler,'
me, young'man;  I  ain't'deaf!'
second and third class, eh?" Does
first,class got in befon
.the second before"-
T.    C.    (savagely)—Confound,
.woman, no!
I. O. P.—Fancy'that,'now!   I''Should*.?
have thought that the class tbat-wasf^l
ef ore tbevsecbnd,' ana>.t%j
-       i ' jy lAv&i]
dy)—Confound .-'ry,ou,>t;;; [
They all got in'togethei;!;^^
next to the engine got in
first ;,;b'ut,; of ;,f
course, you know best.   Three classesij^f
eh? Are there differeut classes for cat-r*-
.., ,    - ^v.-i-r
C. (roaringly)—Shan't answer you! 4;.
Take, your ticket and go!' You're keep]:$$£
ing people waiting!       '   ■ ., - % i /-. - '^V^^'.
I. O.  P.—Law, you- do" jump-; down?*^''
one's throat,  young man!. Can,^I"''geVj&jjfr
back   from
T. C
Of course you can,' if you$take$S.v
return. . .► ,   ,   ^-Ur^#Si
I. O' P.—Shall I have-to come/back^
in the very same train and very'sariie^^
should • bave^tOjS -I
Are you going^t'o^ll*!
?   Make haste,- or^il*
I.  O.  P.—Then   Mrs. ,,.Bilkins
been, married twieef and-had- farniliesr*:^
by both—tbat lives in our-street,',tpld#4
me a lie.   She' said"I
come back by"—    r
' T. C. (ravingly)—I don't want iohenrff
about  Mrs.   Bilkins!   Hang  MrsV"
kins, and you too!   Ar
take a ticket or not?
I'll have you removed! rv
I. O.  P.  (musingly)—N-no,   I   don'.t ^
think I'll take a ticket today.   It-looks;^
like rain, and I dare say it will rain atffyTjf
-Brighton, and I should think a wet day^'
at the seaside must be very miserable.-^
I've  never  been   there  myself.    Have'
you?   Well, don't answer if you don't,,.,
like.   You might' get a ticket ready— .;
third class return—for me; I dare say iV
shall come round again to seetyou to-Sf
morrow. .'      ,   ,    '' , ' *
T. C. (through  his clenched teeth)—''
You do—that's all!
I. O. P...(affably)—Yes, I will.   Why, /
you don't look well, young man.   Ever.'"'
tried Swaller's pills?  They're splendid
for the system.  Well, good day, young'
man.  Ob. one minute. ■' '
T. c. (frantically)—Speak, woman!
What is it?
I. O. P. (confidentially)—Can you tell
me what they charge for bottled stout'
in the refres-binent room  here, young -
Tlie long suffering ticket clerk
wouldn't answer ber, but slammed
down his window, and went and had
a lil nil to lilms'.'If.—Nuggets. fil
3*nn aort Hif; Stomach.      ,
"Love." she sighed, "js immortal."
"Don't, ynii believe.it." he responded.
".My Iirst wife'kiJh'd it in a week-once,.
when   she at tempted   to  do   her  own
housework." -•
7V<> ! luJuvoetiient.
Apples—Dou't  come  up,   little   boy;
we're all sour.—New York Journal.
No Iiooia to Tails.,
"1 always say what I think."
"Ahli . That  accounts  for your
treme, reticence."—Truth.
I .*
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changed, should get copy in by
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Sub-ciibers    tailing      to   rece ve     Tiik
KKW.S,rigutarly will conftr a favor by   not-
ying the office.
Job Work Strictly C.   O. D.
Transient Ads Cash in Advance.
SATURDAY",     DEC,    2nd,    IS') 9
How ilie   Minister of   Mines   Used
His Rule Making' Power.
JFree Press, of IN ov 38th.
'   T!-e arbitration cape.-, about which
go mu ^h interest centers tit the present time, will not te  eoneludo 1 for
10 day* or more.    The Coal  Mines
Regulation Act   provides   that the
Minister of Mines may at any time
,   piopose   any     special    rule   that
would, in his   estimation, result in
the sifety of   mines or the   lives of
persons employed therein, and out
of this rule making power has come
the present arbitration proceedings.
tf   As soon as the  anti-Chinese clause
hi the Coal Mines Regulation  Act
• ,*as 'dielated unconstitutional by
the" Imperial Privy Council the
eolleries at Union and Wellington
Extension '   commenced     putting
, Chinamen and Japs, to work under-
■   ground' and   on 'August   9th, the
* Minister of Mines proposed the following special rule to managers.of
the collieries:   '.
•-"'"No" "person who has not been
rinpfo'yed-' before the 9th day;of
A'ugusif A/" D., 1899',-shaiL be em-
ployed'oi? work underground unless
.he-is ablij to satisfy the Ins])cc,tor
that'he can'-read arid .understand
tli« meaning of tlie special .rules as
pi in ted in the English.language."
'■\r, miwzvA to nil, c.uiiuii.g that
the men wore able to perform the
work required of them ank making
a, _-i mil a r objection to that offered
■ o tlie Special Rnle.
On'Septenher 19th the Minister
of M nes a])|iointed YV. J. McAllan
of Nanaimo as arbi'rator for the
Government and the collier*/ companies selected T. T. Wynne, a.
mining envineer of Nelson, B. C. to
act in their behalf. The two arbitrators being unable: to agvee, upon an umpire the Minister of Mines
appointed F. W. M.-Crady of T.x-
ada Island to act in that capacity.
Evidence taken at "Union.
Arbitrators and attorneys arrived here
\Ve?lnesdayr evening-  nnd   spent   s-vne
hours   exploring-    the    mines.      Owing
probably,   to their   exertions,   some of
them were   rather   slow arriving   at the
scene of their labors Thursday  morning.
Mr. Davey put in an appearance at ji a.
m, with  the mnouncmnet that iie had
been looking- for  the place (court house*)
for half an hour.    Court opened at 11 a.
m.'    Archibald Dick,   ist witness,  exam-
ed by Mr.   C.ibsidy.    Had  40 years' experience in coal  mines.    Was  Inspector
(if Mines in   1J. C. foi   17  years.    Found'
Chinamen and Japs as safe as whitemen.
Did not consider it essential1 that miner
should   be able to   read.    Did   not   en-
chauce his safety in     ino-*.     Would not
i   li.^n in a mine.
' To Mr. Wynne: Explosions may take
place in mines where there are no Chinamen. After hearing evidence at inquests
in '87 and '88 after Wellington explosions, could not concede that explosi-n*
were caused by'Chinamen." Was n"\cr
(after explosion of'88) askedby m.--i •>>
take steps to have Chinese removal from
mines. A good roof snineliinr-% fills
and without cause, it is a very suiious
Mr. Dave Richards is now7 located in tbe store lately occupied by
Mr. T. H. Carey.
insist on' a man's  understanding
,   To' this special  -.rule the Union
'  and'''Wellington'collieries oi.leoted
upon the'grounds  thai the piopos-
ed special rgle' was net  within the
ru.e making power   conferred upon
"the Minister of   Mines by  the Coal
'Klines Regulation Act,    First, that
'jn point of   fact, as  the history of
the'working of said 'mines,  and as
'coal mines in the  province in  general, has shown, the employment of
'illiterate miners and workmen underground in the  coal mines is not
"calculated  tc cause   dangerous ac-
•'cidoiits or to- jeopardize   the safety
"and""proper dh-ciplinc  of the •per-
' gous   employed   in   or   about   the
rame, ank as far as the safe and efficient working  of the said mine is
concerned there   is no. necessity or
warrant for the said truth.
2nd—The whole "pith and substance of the proposed rule and
substantially, the only operation
.and effect which it will have, if it is
established, will be to turn out of
employment si large number of
aliens, being Chinese, Japanese, Italians, Finlanders, Swedes. Belgians and others, who are perfectly
safe and ellicieni miners and workmen underground in the mine, although many of thorn may lie unable to satisfy the literary and educational.; to-t demanded by the 1
said rule, and to .prevent the employment in the mine in the future
of similar aliens, and the said proposed rule is ultra vires as an as-
i ilt on the said aliens.
3rd—"That the said 'proposed rule,!
if established, would bo a serious
injury to the said coal mining in-
industry, sis it would be impossible
to'procme sufficient miners and
workmen of the class demanded, or
if they wore procurable,, to. work the
mine at a profit with Unit cla-s of
underground labor,"
Folly.wihg the notice thi Jnspcct-
,0 of Mines went to the collieries
named a-i=d examined Chinamen
who had 1 eon put to work and
finding f'i("D unable to resid the
Special Hull's, ms he claims, he 110-
''t'-ficd tho eollii-iy company to tern ye. .the.. 111 en,    Th-j--* *4\(\ mauaii--
to'work   in a mine.    Manv'   first   class
class miners did not understand English.
During his Inspectorship, slope "in Union'
worked by Chinese   never   had an accident.    Slopes worked by whitemen   had.
Found Chinese fnPv as cautious as white
miners.   A i Inspector would not consid-.
er himself justified in   making- a general
order to put them  ou.    Had   never had
any   complaints   from* white   miners a-
gainst Chiuese,  though lie h'«id promised
not to divulge   n.imesof  men   making
such complaints
Court adjourned.to 2:15 p. m.    '    ■
The  cross-examination   of   Mr.   Dick
was resumed Thursday afternoon,
Thought every miner should be able.to
read •danger,' 'no road thi > way.' Never
saw such' a sign   as 'Travelling  this way
strictly  prohibited.'    If   such    sign  were
put   up." it   would be   necessary   that  a
miner   should be   able to   read '.t.     Il a
Chinaman   and an Italian  were both   e-
qually ignorant of English, he would prefer a   Chinaman  because he    would ex-
sictly as he was  told     An Italian  would
not.  '   Cross examination    closed.      To
Mr. Cassidy.    Was ' now '-employed   by
Mr.    Dunsmuir.    While Inspector'gave
evidence prosecuting Union Colliery Co.
gave   evidence then  as now.    I'roseiu
tion of U. C. Co. was  to compel them to
put Chinese out ol   mines as provided by
Coal   Mines   Regulation   Act.    Remembered when   Wm.   McGregor   was killed
in No. 1 Sh;irt, N. V. C. Co.    Ceo. Reed
and Donald   Ferguson were   also killed.
There were no  Chinese  connected   with
the  accident.     Could'nt    spjak   of  the
range of accidents there from   ijS to the
present   time.    There   was no  such serious accident  in the  Union Mines.    Referring to  Chinese  slope, had   said roof
was very   good.    As   to  other' tunnels,
roofs were fully, as.good as   in   Chinese.
Did net wish to   imply that roof m Chinese slope   was better.    When -explosion
occi'ied in   Chinese slope       ere was no
one in   the mine, so, of  course,   no one
hurt.    It wasn't a -Chinaman   told Attv.
Gen. couldn't   understand  him (witness).
It   was   an    Italian.    When  an    Italian
cin't talk English lie takes a friend along
with him who cmi, until he learns it himself.    All tne men he  met with   in "oin^
down in the mine appeared to understand
1 sanctions.    When   persons   were   prohibited fron   going clown a   certain ioad,
ilie tact indicated by closing    it up.
When the road   was   closed temporarily,
limbers blocked it up.    Never knew ihe
fict to be indicated by writings on paper.
The actual signs used   were  'gas,' 'danger and 'no rnadthis way.'    In *„the latter
ase the road was blocked up   further ou,
so th it'even if a man   passed the sign he
would   have   to   stop    further   on.    He
would not   depend on   written  notices a-
lone in a mine.    Iu point of fact he could
not say, while   Inspector,   that   Chinese
and other foreigners   employed   in mines
were a   sourcce   ofdinge.i    and   he had
never notified officials of the same.
To Atty. Gen. When Inspector he
might oass Chinamen in tbe mine who
could not speak English. It >s possible a
Mian might be at-oui.ee of clanger through
To Mr. McAllan. Speakmg from records, there were no accidents in Chin-
c-e slope, while there were m others.
Life preservation  is the first  constdera-
l, Notice.
Riding on locomotives and   railway cars  of   the   Union   Collierv'
Company by any   person   or,   persons—except train crew—is strictly
prohibited.     Employees   are   subject to dismisssil for allowing same
By order
Fkaxcis 1). Little
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The modern, standard . Family Medicine : Cures the
common every-day
ills of humanity.
The Latest Cut
$1,   K50
2.00.  2.50
j low
it   j
It will pay you to make an effort to come
with the rest and share the benefits of this
-- ..        —TO. BE HELD AT— •„
Cumberland Hall, Monday Eve, Dee. 4th,
Chairman,       • —       -    '.,,...Judge. Abkams.
Overture,. .... ...Messrs Baird, Roy, Murdock and H. Reese
Quartette,. ....... . ."Rule Britannia,". . .;..
Mrs.   Arris,   Rev. W. flicks,   H.   Murdock  and	
Song,. ....... ."Soldiers of the Queen,"....... .Mr. F. Purdy
Cornet Solo, .Selected. . ..... . ..Mr. H Murdock
Pianoforte Selection,. Miss Bertram
Song,     '.-...' Comic Mr. T. Pearce
Musical Selection, Messrs McGregor, Graham, May
sind Segraye.
Recitation, .....:.... Mrs. Collis
Song, .  "The Soldier," Mr. T. Bate
Song, ..... . ."Staunch and True," Mrs. Banks
Song, "The Bugler," ....:. Rev. W: Hicks
Duet, Piano and Flute,  .. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson
Instrumental Selection,. ..... .Messrs Baird, Roy, Murdock
and Reese.
Song, ..' Comic Mr. T. Pearce
Cornet Solo,  • .Selected  .Mr. H. Murdock
Song, Selected  . Mr. J. Hutchinson
Phonographic Selection C. Segrave
Song, "'The Brave Sentinel," Rev.  W. Hicks
Instrumental Selection,. . .Messrs   McGregor, Graham, May
and Segrave.
Song, "The King's Own,"  F. Ramsay
Song, "Love's Golden Dream," Mrs. Bank*
Tickets 60c. Children Half Price.
Commence 7:30 p.m. Sharp.
that on application will be m-ide
to the  Legilitive  As-setnhly  of
the Province "f Bri isWCo^umKia.
at its  next ?espion,'-iior'a"n act-to
incorporate a company with pow- (
er to- construct,   equip,   opeYate
and maintain a railway ofstand,-
ard or any other gauge, to be op1--
crated   hy steam, .electricity' or r
any other motive .power, ,frorh a
point on  Johnston" Strait,' Vancouver   Island,  a short  distance''
west of, Chatham ..Point,  thence'.;,
in a southerly  direction   hy?i;h'e
mo?t feasible route^to a point tfnV
or near U])per Carrihell LakcC'dii"'
the  said Island; .with  power to'
con str u ct,    equip;'    ope t a te ■ -a n (tV.
maintain a   branch   line i'roin'.ar
convenient jiointon themainline.
by the most feasible   route 'to a  "
point   on    Johnston   Sirsiit,    ii>;~
short distance east of Bear River,;
and also a further   branch   line;..c
from, some   convenient point on
, the main line,  by the most feasible route  to  some,point on,t1ie>;
Salmon River, and also all other-;  -
necessary  branch   lines; and^tcf.:^ . f
build'and  operate tramways ,j^i7';/.
'   connection  therewith; ,and wiM-'1
power to construct,  operate aiicl
maintain    all   necessary   roadsi '*.
bridges,  waj's, ferries  aiulipther.'
works,   and to   buikl; own';.aijidy. 1 Vj
maintain  wharves and. clocks iti"   "\f
connection  therewith:* and'with.r-  '11
power  to   build,   construct, -.acr
quire, own, equip/and- maintain- ',
ships, steamers, barges and>ether; ;
boats and "vessels,>i'andrto\Qpenite'
the same oh- any naviga/hle, wsv-;
ters   within   the *pfr>vance,j,aiHl,'
with power to build, ^uipj^x)^,
ale and maintain ftele'grai>'h afijl. s
telephone'  'hues   in - cmi^iectiph?
with    the " said \ railway;.-, ahd .
branches;   and * with <.;power -to   '   '
build anil   op^'rnteOall   kihd^^oy     J
1 • • ■»"•.-...       ...      . ij
XVi\ \
pi int for the purpose of supp! -^
•highlight, Jheat,' c'ectVieity.-'.aiyJI
a'n'y'Tdifnd <>f motive 'power;, an,^
Svfth"'' pow er' •' to . a< -q u tixj "■---"■"-
'rights^ ",a/nd:,>:to
*'iind flu
increasing any watery rights, or
water privilege-* acquired.;.^ud, to
build,   own and
,a/nd:,>:to   C'-nisMm^t^a >()b -   '/jl
.i i"n 6s 'f«'ir im j .rovi mi. >an<I     ' 1
mills and wood pulp  miljls; and
with power to "expropriate lands
for the purposes of.the,company;
"aird 4;o acquire lands,-Jt-bonuse.-,
privileges or.other aids fro'ip sinv
government, municipal^, corporation, or other persons'.pr'bodies;
«nd to lev}r and collect'tolls^ from
nil parties using, and" on all
freight passing over, any , such
roads, railways, tramways, ferries, wharves' and vessels  own^d
"* \
or   operated   by   the' company;
and with power to  make .traffic
air other arrangements "with rai! -
•'■ way,  stenmboat,   or   other cOm-
jianies,  and   for   all other usual,
1 '.nece-sary,, or  incidental powers,
.- -rights'or privileges.
DATED this lHth  day of/ Novem
ber, 1899.
Davis, Marshall & Macneill,
S-di- iters for 'Applicant*-.
By Direct
A   Fine     Lot   ..of
Scotch Suitings,
and   ;
BI ac k Wo rsted s.
also a
Selection of
40    different   patterns.
Now is the time to . get
a suit in the
; ■ Call anb Bjamtne.
Carey the Tailor


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