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CUMBERLAND,   B.    C.    WEDNESDAY,    SEP. 5,   1900.
is  tieue best.
$o.2o per bbL
On all   accounts   paid, when
due we allow a discount, of
V I' r
per cent, on Groceries.
■On Thursday, 23rd ult., Admiral
Beaumont and officers of H. M. S.
flagship in Comox harbor, gave ah
"at home" on board ship to the
residents of the Bay. A most enjoyable time was spent.
Lord and Lady Minto came
ashore, after the arrival of the
Quadra on 29th, and viewed the
place, resting at the Elk Hotel. In
the evenings the Warspite's band
discoursed sweet music, and at dark
the place was brilliantly illuminated by a search lightdisplay.
[Searchlight flasnes were visible
in the sky at Cumberland on that
evening.— Ed.
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Last week the fine steamer Joan
arrived at Union Wharf with Hon.
Jas. Dunsmuir. and members of the
Legislature excepting Messrs. Tay-
lor, Tatlow, Wells arid Mclnnes on
board.    The-e last being unable to
avail   th-mselves   of  "Mr.   Duns-
muir's   hospitality.^    Messrs.   Lu-
grin, Fell,Senator.Temp!eman and
others were.abjo of the party.    The
steamer wa» met at' the' -'"wharf  hv
Mayor    Ca»thew    and     Aldermen
Calnan and Willard, and the   offi-
cialsif  the   Colliery^ here.    After
Breakfast, the  train   was' boarded
and a'visit   paid-  to   the; different
works in   and'   about/Uninn- and
Ciuiiberl-nd,  and
gods in very, truth. Grouse,
cooked in various styles, fish and
other game weighed down the festive board and under Mrs. Piket's
skillful management, the whole
was a splendid success, the "piece
de resistance" being a magnificent
haunch of venison, better than
which never was partaken of—this
being the verdict of one informant
at least. *
The Gun Club is to be congratulated upon the perfect manner in
which everything was   carried out.
There has been some comment
lately that, whereas the youth and
beauty of this place, are always
ready and willing to assist, and to
go to make any function in Comox
Valley a success, our friends from
there are lax about returning favours. Be this as it may, we can assure all who failed to attend , the
Club dance that they have missed
something in their lives.
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or the mem
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A Large Shipment just  arrived, specially
suitable for summer use, prices:
15, 2,0.25, 30, 35, 40, 45c yd.
English Linoleums   -  - -
6. 9 and 12 feet wide from 50c. per square yd up
rBest Scotch Linoleums, all widths, $1.00 and $1.25 per square
yard.    Our range of Carpets and Art Squares is very complete.
Weiler Bros.
invested ..ml the evident.chances of-
a^reat future~for the district;   "ahd
murh >esire( was exptessi'cLat tbeir
inabili y to visit the farming   pn -
tioh.     The   majority     were   sur-
prised   to   hear- than    an  almost
level valley extends from the   head
of Comox lake to Alberni, and that
the distance from the head   to   the
nearest settler in   Alherni   was :so
short,    15   miles. -   A  connecting
road is a thing in the near   future.
After vi-iting all places of interest,
and giving-Harry   Helmcken   time
to get   up  some   impromptu   foot
races among the ohildren, the party
left for the   wharf   and   embarked
for Victoria.    This   district is the
gainer by the visit, and Mr. Dunsmuir deserves thanks for the happy
manner in which he wound  up the
monotony of the session. <■ •
Editor Cumberland News—Sir:
In Jast week's issue of jour paper,
T read your leader   on   Birds,   the
raven   in   parthular.1       can   hot
agree w ith you for a  moment  with
reference to  that   bird,   as almost
t vervone knows full well   that  the
raven ie  not .only very destructive
where ducks and chickens  are^kept
(as you mentioned)   but. infinitely
greater    is   his   ravages   amongst
lambs, which  fact   you' evidently
overlooked.-. Their me'hod in' thi*
w >y is to wait,' and    this' they: do
wiJ-'ugreat prtience; until   the   es e
lcimbVand then look   out   ye  who
ke \) shee;.<   The eyes of the lambs
are plucked out from their socktts,
the  remainder   of   the   story  can
easily  be   imagined.      Flocks aie
Virtually cleaned up  in this   manner and   the  los9   annualy to   the'
firmer is  incalculable.    Who then
is to blame the man for  protecting
hisflocks from the ravages   of this
bird?   It behoves us all to protect
( the birds at large where practicable
but in this   particular   instance   a
mistake has been  made in   championing the cause of the Raven.
Thanking you for space.
Geo. H. Roe.
We are now opening up some
of our New Stock of Fall Shoes.
We   find   we   have   to    many
[tradies'    Oxf°rds   ai7d    Sappers,
The 1900 catalogue of C. E. Tis-
dail is to hand. It. is the best of
the kind we have yet seen gotten
up by a B. C. firm. All sportsmen should have one.
No. 3   and   31-2.
We are offering them   at greatly reduced prices,  also
| Meifs   S*c°esy No. 9   aijd
All   go   at    Bargin    Prices   at
This   enjoyable     function   took
place in Cumberland   Hall,   Tuesday evening,  the   3rd   inst.     The
building was most tastefully and.
appropriately decorated with evergreens, mounted   dear   heads   and
stuffed birds  and animals.     Fishing rods and guns, belts and   cartridges, and all   the   appurtenances
of a sportsman, were disposed about
the  trophies   and   the   effect  -was
unique and   beautiful.    About   50
con pies danced to the pretty music
of Meesrs. Roy and Reid.    But the
.supper!   That was; a feast  for  the
A miner   was   burnt   in   No. 5
Thursday. ^ ;
Louis Allaira had his iootcrushed
by a piece of rock in No.  4 Friday.
We have been accustomed to
think of the Northern Lake Country (Bennett, Tagish, &c.) as being
utterly barren and waste. Lately
we have seen some specimens of
most beautiful wild flowers, pressed
and sent to a friend here from Ben-
net by Mrs. P. F. Scharschmidt,
lately of this place. A glance at
these plants will convince one that
it is a land of flowers.
Our old.friend "Shorty" has sent
us copies of the 'White Horse
Star," a paper edited by him at
WhHe Horse. He now controls two
journals. The "Sun" of Bennett
and the "Star." Jndging from
what we ha~ve seen, we venture to
predict that the White Horsites
will appreciate the new Star.
Island pears & plums at Moores'.
J. Ferguson was hurt slightly
at No. 5 Sunday.
John Smith's little girl. was.sent
to Victoria last boat suffering from
We thank Mr. J. Mahrer, of
Atlin for a fine map of that d:8-
trict issued by the Board of Trade
It is reported that a  son of Mr.
B. Crawford, of Courtney, shot part.
of his face away by the accidental
discharge of a pistol.        .
The Manitoba "Free Press" sends
us their premium colored picture,
•'Capture of Botha, by Canadian
Rifles." This picture and .Free
Press to end of 1900 for 35 cts.
Steamship California from' San
Francisco to Manila, with army
supplies, is out 45' days. Impres-'
sion is that ihe has. broken .her
shaft.      ' ',   '     .   . ■
Miss Flo McDonald, of,the  hospital staff, we understand   intends,
enteriug the  Jubilee   Hospital   in,
Victoria.      She   will   leav^    here
many friends and   not   an  enemy   .
worth a passing thought.
What appears to be the best body
of coal yet tapped here, has been,
struck in No. 4,slope after getting
through a fault. Indications'aW
that ii will leud to -a very extenV
siye fieldr "■.'." ,f-   " ' <   u
Miss Olive Dingwall o." S.^ndwick,'!
'. *$.ostook.a.five years' certificate a t   .'
the late teachers' examination, has
just received the Governor's   silver   ■-;'
medal for being   head ot the   Nanaimo high school.
Our city peace conservator,   Mr.-'
Banks, undertook to  have a  little <
solo hose contest Saturday.    *   *
Hose came out   on   top.  and   Mr.
Banks had to use   some   books  of. ^
Sticking plaster repairing damages':
We notice that Messrs. Walie^ & :
Partridge have latelv got'in a car-*
load of Enderby floury which is
rap.fpUy coming to the front as a
bread making brand. We like to
see home industry patronized. R.
P. Rithet <fe Co. are agents and
they advertise.
John    Morrochi,     our.    popular
baker, was   burnt   abont   the face
laSCweek while working  about the
acetylene machine.    It seems  that
he unthinkingly lighted   a.   match,,
which ignited the  liberated gas in
in the cellar with the   above result.
It should be borne in mind   that if
a light must be used   about   these
generators that a safety lamp is tho
only   one   admissable       We    announce, with pleasure that   John,is
improving. .. v     "
Charlie Segrave,   so   long   asso
chv.ed .with the   News,   has' taken
charge of a music store for  M.  W.
Waitt & Co. of Victoria, on  Dunsmuir Aveuue.    Charlies' eyes seem
to have been troubling  him  lately
in type settinjr. and the change will
he beneficial';ind  congenial.     We
wish him every  success, and   have
no doubt that the well known   firm
will work up a large   business  here
under the management of so popular a man.
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One there came to my casement shouting:,
Loudly lilting a norland stave,
Merrily fleering- and madly flouting,
Making a mock o'er the summer's grave.
"What!" I said.    "Shall some riant fellow
Gird at her whom I held most dear,
, Some cup companion grown overmellow
Scoff at the dead in "my very ear?"
Swiftly then to the casement faring,
While still the riotous mirth upwelled.
Back I turned with a mute despairing
From one who gleamed with the snows of eld-
Winter the willfu}. the wild intriguer;
Winter who blighted my fair one's breath,
Winter the wary, tbe world old leaguer
With him who sits on the throne of death.
And now while I brood 'neath the fire lit rafter
And mourn for her whom 1 might not.save,
' Nightly he, with his boisterous laughter,
Makes his mock o'er, the summer's grave.,
—Clinton Scollard in Collier's Weekly.
By M. Quad
Copyright, 1900, by C. B. Lewis. ^
In the old days of the overland trail,
the pony  express and the  lumbering
stagecoach   stage   stations   had   been
erected at a distance of 15 miles apart
throughout the length of the whole trail.
"After the first 30 miles from the Missouri river no coach was safe from attack until it reached San Francisco.  It
was  a misnomer to say  the  stations
were "erected."    Most of them  were'
dugouts—that is, a hole or cellar four
or five feet deep was dug and theu
covered with slabs of timber to support two feet of dirt.   The stables were
made in the same way, while the hay
was stacked.    There was generally an
underground passage leading .from the
house to the stables.   House and stables were loopholed for rifles, the doors
• constructed "of timber or covered with
boiler iron, and there was not one.of
■ them which was not attacked a dozen
times over.   The Indians could not use
fire as a weapon, nor could they carry
a station by assault, but they captured
many of them by trickery or siege.   In
no case was the life .of a company employee ever spared.    The distance between stations, with the feeble garrison maintained at each, prevented any
hope of relief in case of attack.  Indeed
.the  orders  were:  "Defend   your  own
station.    Only the last man alive is to
break through the Indians if he can."
Never were  greater hardihood  and
bravery exhibited than by the men selected to drive the coaches.    Knowing
what the risks were, it seems strange
that any  passengers could  have  been
found to fill them, but in the last two
years preceding the opening of the Pacific   road   the  coaches  averaged   five
passengers  each    way,  and    many  of
these were women.   At a few points on
the long route a guard rode.for a few
miles with the coaches,, but'-for most
of the distance the driver and passengers   must   take  care   of   themselves.
There was hardly a week without its
tragedy.    As the stage toiled through
the heavy sand of some.strip of desert
or met several miles of stony and up
hill trail a band of a hundred yelling,
warriors would suddenly appear.    The
driver must fight as well as guide his
excited   team.    The   passengers   fired
from the open doors, and if the attack
was beaten off it was a case of luck.  It
was when the Overland company finally appealed to the government to clear
its route through Kansas that General
Custer was sent out with a brigade of
troopers.    Fourteen stations had been
attacked  and  wiped  out,   and   stages
had ceased to run over a distance of
almost  200  miles.    Custer  could   not
hope to strike a telling blow against
the hordes in the field, but he laid his
plans to open the route and drive the
Indians back from it.   As we followed
the trail to the west we picked up station  after  station  showing  grewsome
Bights.   In each and every case a stout
defense had been made, but the Indians  had  prevailed.    Kegs of  powder
had been used to blow open the doors
or tear out the roofs, and even though
the warriors had lost ten to one they
had   destroyed   the   station.     Burning
Hill  was  a  relay  station,   with   eight
men to guard it and care for the extra
horses.    The last stage from the east
had come in after a race of five miles,
with the driver and three male passengers   wounded—some   of   them   twice
and three times.   It was one of the largest and most defensible stations  on
the route,  and 'there  was  no  thought
of anything  but beating  the   Indians
off, no matter what their 'force.
Custer's whole command witnessed
the arrival of the last stage from the
west, the last for several weeks. From
a hilltop three miles from the trail,
with impassable gullies between, we
saw the coach come up the trail with
100 Indians pursuing it. It was a running fight, which aroused every man
to the highest pitch of excitement, but
we were helpless to extend aid.
Throtigh the clear air of a summer's
afternoon we saw the stage horses
shot down and the coach overtaken.
The passengers made a brave fight to
the last, but not one of them escaped.
It was night before we had made our
detour and reached the station, and
the Indians had departed long before.
They, had captured the station two
hours before they attacked the stage.
It had held out against them for three
days, and it was not until 40 Indians
had been killed or wounded that they
got possession of it by digging under
the walls and using a keg of powder.
If Burning Hill had failed to hold
out, how would it be with Pawnee
Flat, the next station to the west, and
with White Horse, the next after that?
The first was a four man station and
the next a relay with eight. As we
rode away through' the night not a
man had the slightest hope for Pawnee, though' we knew' it would have
been defended as long as one of the
four could lift a gun. We reached it
at about 11 o'clock., It was as we had
feared. Over 200 Indians had swarmed down out of the hills at daybreak
the morning before, and, though.they
had -lost a score of men, the dugout
had been carried,by assault and its
defenders butchered.. We waited here
half an hour to give the poor corpses'
burial and, then pushed on toward
White Horse. It was not until we got
within two miles of, the station that
our fears were relieved. • .Then we
heard. the reports of rifles and knew
that the place was. still holding out.
The station; was situated about midway of a long, bare hill. To the west
of it was a coulee, or dry rayine, with
banks 20 feet high. We had with us a
couple of scouts who knew every rod
of the overland trail, and when within
a mile of the station these men were
sent forward to spy out the situation.
They returned after awhile to report
that Spotted Horse and, about 150 of
his "dog soldiers," as the • Cheyennes
were called, were laying siege to the
station and.had evidently occupied the
ground for two, or three days. The
ground around the dugout was so open
that the Indians dared not "rush" the
place, nor was there any show to use
a keg of powder without reckless exposure. With their allies holding the
trail to the east, the Cheyennes had entered 'upon a siege in hopes to starve
the employees out. Their war ponies
and most of the band were lying up in
the dry ravine for the night. This ravine had no opening to the south and
was therefore a cul de sac.
The first signs of dawn were in the
sky when we saddled up, mounted, and
the whole of us pushed forward, led
by the scouts,, for the mouth of the ravine. We had the Spencer carbines,
each with a full magazine, and as we
•got the order to charge each man be-'
gan shooting. When a carbine was
empty, it was throAvn away and a- revolver used in its place. When the revolver was empty, it was cast aside for
the saber. Extended from bank to
bank, we swept up the ravine, and we
had nothing to do but kill. Taken by
surprise, the Cheyennes thought only
of getting away. We had scarcely.got
to work when the eight men who had
been cooped up in the dugout sallied
out to take a hand in, and it was made
the saddest sunrise the Cheyenne tribe
had ever seen. Not a pony could escape,out of that trap. Numbers of the
warriors scrambled lip the banks and
got safely away, but nearly every one
left his weapons behind. The fight did
not last above 30 minutes, and our loss
was only three men wounded.
Down in that ravine we harvested 78
dead Indians, and on the banks above
the stage men counted up 22 more. We
got upward of a hundred rifles, about
50 pistols, 130 ponies and a wagon load
of miscellaneous stuff. Every Indian
lying there was a dead one. Custer
had said. "Shoot to kill," and there
were no wounded'or prisoners. Among
the killed were Spotted Horse, Big
Moon and White Bird, and that fight
broke the backbone of the Cheyenne
nation. Their part in the war was to
capture all the stations west of Burning Hill, but they had only taken Pawnee Flat. They never rode to war
again. Within a week they were suing for peace, and they were the first
to be gathered on a reservation.
joyfulness; whose principal and permanent source is in a temperament disposed to make the best of what is;
whose immediate occasion is in a consciousness" which, pleased with the
present, is without acute regret or undue apprehension.'
"What   better   definition   could   one
have than this?"—New York Sun.
Tbe Best He Could Do.
• "Mr. Blaine," says the Washington
correspondent of The Chicago Record,
"used to tell a story ,of an eccentric individual in Maine who was never
knqwn to express an opinion on any
subject. Being called as a witness in
a lawsuit to. testify concerning the reputation of the defendant, the lawyers
on both sides failed to obtain a direct
answer to any of their questions and,
finally appealed to the court.
Regarding the man sternly, the Judge
said in his most impressive tones:
"Witness, I am going to ask you a
question,-'and I want you to give me a
direct answer. Is the defendant a good
"'Them that likes him says he is;
them that don't says he ain't,' was the
A   Few   Valuable   Toilet   Hlnta
'  Men of Limited Means.
It is, of course, a man|s duty to appear
as well as possible at all times iu the
presence and society of others. For him
of little money there must be such a
thing as dressing for occasions—that is,
gauging his clothes according to what he
expects to do a'nd the people he expects
to meet. It is far better to wear one's
old suits to, one's business, provided they'
are not shabby, and one's less expensive
ties, and one's somewhat worn gloves,
and to keep one's newer and more expensive clothes for the strictly social side
of life.
The man of limited income will find
it is better policy to look badly at the
times when it counts least and smartly
at the times when it counts most than
to take the middle course and, as a result, look neither one nor the other at
any time.- Always keep one or two good
suits, a pair of fresh gloves, a few pretty
shirts, etc., in reserve, and then if a man
says to you on Saturday morning, "Come
out this afternoon and spend Sunday
with me," you may accept without misgivings as to how your clothes look and
what kind of an appearance,you will present.
Whenever a1 suit is taken off .it.should
be well brushed, the coat and waistcoat
hung carefully over the hanger, the trousers neatly folded and put away. Shoes
should be ("cleaned of mud or dust by the
use of a damp cloth if necessary^and' always kept on trees, which can be boughtr
for $1 a pair at almost any bootshop/
Once in the course of every two or three
weeks one ought to give one's wardrobe
a thorough and critical examination. •
with a view to discovering not only
whether any buttons need tightening,
any small spots need removing, but also
what collars, ties, gloves, shirts, , etc.,
would better be dismissed entirely or
called from the reserve ranks into regular service. •
Just a few words as to the buying of
ready made clothes. One may often see
ah inexpensive suit or coat of good cut
and finish, be tempted to buy it without,
much regard to the quality of the, material or much thought of how it will wearj
and. find that after a few weeks it looks
shabby in spite of the best of care. This
is rather apt to be the case with mixed
materials, and in purchasing inexpensive
suits it is always best to get plain black
or dark blue clothes.—Vogue.
Some of the Things New, Smart and
Correct This Season.
Worsteds will be used, for-suits in
preference to other materials, but cheviots and fancy flannels will be popular
also.   Flannels will be in stripes more
than checks, mixtures or plaids, and
grays will predominate.   There will be
some changes in the cut and finish of
outer garments, the most conspicuous
of which will be the more shapely fit
of the sack coats.   They will be almost
close fitting about the waist, with a
flare button.   There will also be a tendency toward "square" shoulders, and
this, togethercwith the tight waist, will
give well formed men a rather military
appearance.     The "bottom   width   of
trousers   has   been   decreased   again,
.and, although some men will doubtless
go to extremes in this respect, the peg-
top of last season is preserved, and the
slightly, narrower bottom gives the leg
a neater appearance that Is well suited
to the spring and summer months.
It is believed that more 6ack suits
will be. worn during the coming season
than for many years, and more styles
will be popular.
The warm weather will bring the
madras ties, and by that time higher
colors will be worn. String ties will
not all have the bat wing ends, but
will be made also with round or square
ends. The polka.dot tie, black or dark
blue, which was^put away last, season,
will be in good demand again.
' Shirts will be just as brightly colored
this season as they were last year, but
the large plaid patterns will not be
popular. Stripejs, from the narrow pin
pattern to half inch figures, and plain
designs are shown by all shirtmakers.-
Nearly all these fancy shirts are made
to be worn with white collars, but the
cuffs of the same material as the shirts
are attached to the garment.
The comfortable, soft finished negligee shirt, with collar and cuffs attached of the same material, will be worn
If we ever do open fire on Constantinople, we will, make the famous old city-
look like a scrambled alphabet.—Wichita.
Eagle., ' .
Maybe Russia is led to put an end to-
the horrors of exile in Siberia because of"
England's revival of competition in that
field at St. Helena.—St. Louis Republic.
A good many Americans could very ap-.
preciably impijove their  English by giv-;
-ing close study to the Chinese minister's-
after    dinner    speeches.—Boston    Transcript. '-,*..'
If the government,will kindly make an
appropriation,   the   armor' plate   makers-
will endeavor to  provide "an armor that
will shed the new soft nbse projectiles.—
Omflha World-Herald.
Another British concession made to Ireland  is  that  the   red  halfpenny   postage-
stamp   shall   hereafter   be   green.     The-
change has the merit of not costing anything.—San Francisco Examiner.
The largest Anierican Hag ever manufactured will flout from tho top of the-
Eiffel tower In Paris on the Fourth of
July. Its broad stripes and bright stars
measure 50 by'26 .feet: Hurrool—Boston
Herald. ,        •'  ,
Everybody in creatiou wants to come,to
America, and "we can't blame him. but
this country ought not to be a dumping
ground'for.tbe lame and halt and blind,
and" something should be dono ^Jipiit
Who will say tliat hearts' are no longer
stirred by verse to actual deeds? The ■
handling of Kipling's "Absentmiuded
Beggar" has produced ,ttie astonishing
sum bf,$4S5.000 for the fannlies of the
men fighting iu South Africa.-rNew York
Press. .
Oleo consumers will be obliged to take
it straight.. While it may not appear as
appetizing as when colored to resemble
butter, the virgin article will be just as '
.healthful, even,though it be embarrassing when "company calls."—Pittsburg
Commerical Gazette. ,        ,. .
1 That the system of registering letters
by, mail carriers has proved-successful is-
evident from the fact that it has just
been extended by . the postal authorities
to 103 postoffices. Less than 100"cities
having free "deli very are now without tho '
house registry system.—New York Her-"
aid.    ,     ' , 	
Laurel Crown*.
The laurel crown used to decorate
the brow of the victor in the old
Olympian games or the head of some
triumphant general was composed ' of
bay leaves. The bay is Laurus uobilis.
and thus the wreath or crown has
been called laurel or bay. according
to the whim of the writer. The bay
was considered by the ancients to be
an antidote against poison and a security against lightning. ' Its leaves
were used to provide a pleasing incense, and a spray of bay was carried
in the garments of all superstitious
persons as a guard against all. dangers.
It is interesting to note how the
laurel or bay has passed down to these
more prosaic times. The heads on
medals, coins, etc.. are almost always
crowned, with laurel. Then we have
a poet laureate, or the poet crowned
with laurel—that is to say, the chief
poet of the times. Again, the title of
bachelor, won by exceptional skill in
connection with art or science, takes
us back to the' middle ages, when
young doctors were crowned with
laurel and received the title of bacca
laurel.—London Gardener's Magazine.
"I was recently party to a discussion," said a doctor, "where the question of the nature of happiness arose,
and a certain wise head present was
asked to define it. His reply was so
satisfactory that i trust you will allow
me to repeat it for the benefit of those
"He said: 'Happiness is a state of
mind—more active than contentment,
less pronounced and more abiding than
Eeryptian     Caravan     Trip    That
Projected  arid   Abandoned.
"Some years ago," said a St. Louis
man, "I spent a winter in Cairo, Egypt,
and while I was there a young New
Yorker arrived who was the talk of the
place as long as he staid. He had nothing but money, was not afraid to burn
it and was exceedingly fond of the smell
of the smoke it made. A diverting series
of balls, dinners and slumming parties
followed his advent, and he finally announced his intention of bringing his pyrotechnic career ih the country of the
pharaohs to a fitting close by making
the journey to the second cataract of the
Nile. No dahabeah being available to
make the trip in by water—they nil having been engaged' by more farsighted
travelers—the young Croesus perforce
elected to make his trip by caravan and
straightway started out to make it the
most gorgeous and complete caravan that
had ever crossed the desert, and he succeeded. For d'ays all Cairo talked about
it. and the morning set for the leave taking all Cairo turned out on the outskirts
of the city to see the start. It went off
with great pomp and circumstance, and.
as the camels disappeared over the desert sands, we made our way hack to
Shepheard's hotel.
"On account of the great heat of the
middle of the day in Egypt a caravan
journeys in the early morning and in the
evening. During the heat of the noon
hours the tents are pitched, and men
and beasts get through it as best they
can. Judge of our surprise that evening
when that gorgeous caravan again appeared in Cairo and announcement was
made* that the. trip had been definitely
given up. One of the guests explained
the trouble later. , It seemed that when
luncheon was served the host drank off
a glass of champagne and jumped to his
feet in a rage.' 'Where's the ice?' he
demanded of his terrified valet, who was
acting as butler. Tee, sir! How can you
get ice in such a place as this?' replied
the servant.
" 'Do you mean to say I've got to drink
hot champagne for two months?' his irate
master demanded. And upon being informed that he had he promptly ordered
the caravan back to Cairo, despite the
protests of his guests and that"by so doing he had expended $10,000 for nothing."—New York Tribune.
by men who appreciate comfort, but
the white, warm collar will be the
fashionable thiDg. Socks are in line
with shirts as far as color is concerned,
and, although plain black and black
with a small white dot will be worn
and will be considered perfectly correct, young men will wear hosiery of
the loud and fiqshy style.
The silk hat for spring and summer
has a lighter curl and less bell. The
brim is 1% to 2 inches in width, the
band is of plain black silk, and the hat
Is ligiit and shapely.
The derby crown is lower than it
was last year aDd has more taper, and
the brim is like that of f.he silk hat.
Alpines in pearl, brown, drab and
black will be worn, and a new alpine,
without binding, trimmed with a scarf,
will be favored by golfers.
The pointed toe shoe has no standing
in the fashions of 1900. Shoes for walking as well as for dress are made on
the common sense last. Toes are round
and soles broad.
Straw hats wilKbe like those worn
last year, except tliat the brims will be
slightly wider, and colored bands and
scarfs will be more in demand. These
items and illustrations are gleaned
from the New York Tribune's resume
of spring fashions for the well dressed
The body of the drone bee is hardly so-
long as that of the queen, but it.is much
thicker. .■."'■.
It is bad management to place and replace frames, , using the full set in the
hive at the same time.
' One of the greatest hindrances to large
honey crops is allowing the bees to run
short of storesrat this time.
When brood rearing is carried on extensively, more water than usual is required.    Supply it conveniently.
Fertile workers are workers' bees that
lay eggs that will hatch, b»t they hatch
only droues and never worker bees, and
the droues are smaller than the drones
produced by the queens.
In nearly all cases when a bee is-crippled or diseased in any way from any
cause it crawls away from the cluster out
of the hive aud rids the community of its
presence as soon as possible.
To keep honey with unimpaired flavor
it must not be subjected to dampness. If
water condenses on the surface of the
comb, it soon dilutes the honey, and then
it sours and spoils.—St. Louis Republic.
Stalnn on  Table  Linen.
For tea stains dip the stained portion of the cloth in "a bowl of warm
soft water and squeeze and press with
the hands. If the tea was very strong
or the stain an old one, add a few drops
of ammonia to the water, or mix a little powdered chalk to a paste with water, spread it over the spot and brush
off when dry.
For claret stains cover the spot while
wet with a thick layer of salt. If this
is not done at the time, lay the stained
portion over a bowl and pour boiling
water through it until the stain disappears; this also answers for coffee
stains, says Table Talk.
Congress is talking about controlling
trusts; mind you. only talking.—Buffalo
The sun of publicity will shine hot
enough to melt the ice trust yet.—New
York World.
There is a movement on foot to organize a banana trust. It will require no
supreme court to take the hide oil' that.—
St. Paul Globe.
It is most desirable that monopolizing
corporations should be convinced that it
does not pay to be too greedy. That is
a lesson which the American Ice company seems to be in the way of learning.—New  York Times.
The czar of Russia does some things
in a refreshing manner. He learned that
the Standard Oil company, which operates in Russia, was doing the "gouge
met." Thereupon he appointed an auditor
of the trust's accounts.,Now that auditor
allows.the trust a fair profit, and the rest
goes.into the imperial treasury. Aud the
price of oil in Russia is not fluctuating
to any noticeable extent.—Omaha World-
Herald. , 	
Settled It.
Fndge~We 'came pretty near having a
quarrel at our house. It was all along
of a cat and a dog. We had a cat that
my wife thought everything of. and whec
I brought home a dog. she said it couldn't
stay, and I said'£h at the cat must go.
Budge—And how did you settle the dispute?
Fudge—Oh, we didn't settle it at all.
Th* dog did that. He killed the cat.—
Boston Transcript.
Dreadful Uncertainty.
The Wife—Don't you think our daughter's yoice improves?
The-'Husband—I don't know. It may
be that as we grow older our hearing becomes less acute. — Philadelphia North.
Notes From The Jewelers' Circular.
Enamel in baby blue forms the flat
top of a gold mesh purse, and on ft is
carried out a simple design in tracery
of brilliants.
A Greek border pattern in pearls is
the decidedly elegant decoration of
some new shell side combs.
In fine jewelry there appears a strong
fancy for setting the ruby and the diamond together.
Between, dyspepsia and table manners
there is no fun in eating any more.—Detroit Journal.
Her Idea of It.
"What is your idea of an egotist?"
asked Willie Wishington conversationally.
"An egotist." answered Miss Cayenne
thoughtfully, "differs from the rest of
mankind only in one respect. Every
person feels at heart a certain sense of
superiority. But the egotist has sufficient courage to publicly admit his
opinion."—Washington Star. ft
■ fsv
Canadian War Painting
The new dark red rose, a hybrid tea
rose, called "Liberty," is likely to prove a
decided acquisition ih rose culture.
If lilies of the valley fail to bloom as
freely as they ought, it is very likely be-
'cause they have run together and become
too crowded. Thin out and give a little
well decomposed compost as a top dressing.
A bed of nasturtiums planted in the
spring and given but little care will keep
the dining table not only with a center
bouquet, but also with material for the
salad bowl, from early June until late October.
Sunflowers make a very effective
screen if properly managed. To shut off
an unsightly building they are very useful, since they grow very tall in good soil,
and, by planting the tallest' sorts, with,
dwarf, varieties in line before them, you
can hide the stalks that are apt.to get
naked as they lengthen.
Free and easy expectoration immediately
relieves and frees the throat and lungs from
viscid phlegm, and a medicine that promotes this is the be&t medicine to use for
coughs, colds, inflammation of ' the lungs
and all affections of the throat and chest.
This is precisely what Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup is a specific for, and where-
ever used it has given, unbounded satisfaction. Children like it because it is pleasant,
adults like it because it relieves and cures
the disease. '
A Quaint Epitaph.
The epitaph by its assumption of accuracy is often delightfully humorous. I always enjoy, for instance, this,one, which
is to be found,'I.understand, at Williams-
port. Lycoming county, Pa.. At the top
of the gravestone there is a rude carving
—indeed, how could it be anything but
rmleV—of a hoy. innocent of clothing, be-
ins kicked by a horse; arranged for the
purpose.   Then the epitaph follows:
"Sacred to the Memory of Henry Harris. Born June 27th, 1831, of Henry and
Jane Harris his wife.,. Died on the 4th of
May. 1S.57. by the Kick of a Colt in his
l»»wel> peaceable and quiet a Friend to
his Father and Mother and respected by
all who knew him and went to the world
where horses cant kick where sorrow and
weeping is no more."—Rochester Post-
How to Obtain a Reproduction of
A.'H. Hider's Masterpiece, "The
Surrender of Commandant Botha
to the Canadian Mounted Infantry."
The splendid services performed
in South Africa by the Canadians have won the world's admiration and demonstrated that in the
sons of the Dominion the Empire has
soldiers as fine as ever marched under
Marlborough or Wellington.
None of the regiments In South
Africa has won more fame
than have the contingents from
Canada. The first contingent,
originally &• body ,of more
than one thousand men, but sadly reduced in numbers since it has been in
the field, has become a veteran bat-'
talion, and its achievements have
merited the highest praise from Lord
Roberts and from all. The
Mounted Infantry and the Artillery
from Canada have proved themselves
no less efficient in every action in
which they have been engaged, for
Canada is a country which produces
men of the finest type for service in
the field.
At Paardeberg, where the gallant Major Arnold met death unflinchingly, Canadians' were placed
by Lord Roberts in the' post of honor
side by side with the famous Gordon
Highlanders, and covered themselves
with glory, being nearest the Boers
when General Cronje surrendered. In
the relief of Mafeking the Canadian
artillery by a forced. march won its
way gloriously to the front, under the
eyes of all the world.    At Kroonstadt,
SUFFER NO MORE. There are thousands who live miserable lives because
dyspepsia dulls the faculties and shadows
existence with the cloud of depression.
One way to dispel the vapors that beset
the victims of this disorder is to order
them a course of Parmelee's Vegetable
Pills, which are among the best vegetable pills known, i.eiiig e*sy to take and
are most efficacious in their action. A
trial of them will prove this.
Striking? Similarity.
,   "The,cuckoo' in that clock reminds me
of a poor ball player and an arrogant labor union."
'  "How so?"
"It goes out on so many, strikes."—Chicago Times-Herald.
London Tit-Bits Won't  Copy.
She—What do the dispatches mean
when they say "the British are,in touch
with the Boers?" ,
He—Well, sometimes it means that the
"touch" is productive of a big check for
tho British.—Philadelphia Press.
23rd to 28tk July, 1900.
The Free Press, Winnipeg, are
making a unique subscription offer
to those taking the Weekly Free
Press from date to' the end of 1900.
The offer as explained in another column it is claimed by the Free Press
is the most liberal ever made by a
Canadian   publisher.
Stationary Youth.
Rich Father—My daughter is too young
to get married.    She is only 18.
Impecunious Lover—I know, sir, but I
have waited patiently for years, and, she
doesn't seem to get any older.—Judge.
$100   REWARD,   $100.
' The readersof thia paper will be pleased, to
learn that there is at least one dreaded disease
that science has been able to cure in all its
•tsges, and that is Catarrh.' Hall's Catarrh
Care is the only positive cure known. to the
medical fi aternity. • Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally.
acting directly upon the blood arid mucous surfaces of' the system, thereby destroying the
foundation of the disease, and giving the patient
strength by building up tlie constitution and
assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith, in its curative
powers that they offer One Hundred J.^ollara for
any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of
Address,    F. J. CHENEY & CO.; Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists', 7rc.
Hall's Family Pills are the best. "%
A Dig Difference,
Kendrick'(who for two months has
been studying French)—Say, Sutton,
1 can write a good letter in French
Sutton—H'm! Is that so? Well, you
may , be able to write a good, letter .in
French, but I don't believe you can
write a letter in good French.—Boston
Transcript.  V
Thos. Sabin, of Eglington, says: "Lhavo
removed ten corns trom. my feet with Holo-
way's Corn Cure."   Reader, go thou and do
likewise. '■"." ..-{■'
Proved'Hia  Case. /
Miss Willing (after the proposal)—
But are you quite sure you believe in
second love? ,/
Mr. Woodby (a widower)—Certainly,
my dear. Now suppose a man buys a
pound of sugar; it is sweet, isn't/it?
Miss Willing—Yes. of course.    But—
Mr. Woodby—And when that's gone
he naturally wants another ppund—
and the second pound is just as; sweet,
isn't it?      ,__	
Mother Graves' Worm. Exterminator has
no equal for destroying worms in children
and adults. See that you get thei genuine
■when purchasing.
Method In Their Greed.
"They are awfully grasping;' fellows,
those British collectors of death duties.
When a man falls sick over there, they
send hiui the proper notificatidin with a
copy of tho law, and then sit arouud and
wait for developments."
"Yes.   they   need
land Plaiu Dealer.
the   money."—Cieve-
His Hearing: to Come,
Old Lady (reading newspaper)—I declare!   The poor fellow arrested yesterday is deaf. \
Listener—How do you kno/w?
Old Lady—Why, it says here that he
Ie expected  to   have  his   iiearin  next
week.—Green Bag.
TOTALLY DEAF.—Mr, $. E. Crandell,
' Port Perry, writes: "I contracted a severe
cold last winter, which resulted in my
becoming totally deaf in one ear and par-
-tlally so in the other. After trying
various remedies, and consulting several
doctors, without obtaining any relief, I
was advised to try DR. THOMAS' EC-
LECTRIC OIL. I warmed tJpe oil and
poured a little of it into my ear, and before one-half the bottle was', used my
hearing was completely restored. I have
heard of other cases of deafness being
cured by the use of this medicine."
In- the advance from Bloemfontein, at
Heilbron, at Pretoria, at Sand River,
everywhere that they have had fighting to do,- the Canadian infantry, the
Canadian Mounted. Infantry, Strath-
cona's Horse, and the Canadian Artillery—all our brave, boys have acquitted themselves like heroes. Many of
those gallant hearts that beat so high
when the cheering thousands bade
them God-speed as they sailed from
Canada's shores now lie still forever
in lonely graves on the other side of
the world under African skies. Their
memories, will ever be cherished
among the most , precious national
heritages of the people- of. Canada.
When the survivors return and are
welcomed home with joyous acclaim,
the unreturning ones will be silently
present, too, and their silent presence
will be,"an influence that will never
cease to be felt in the national life, as
a prompting to the highest patriotism
and the most self-sacrificing devotion
to the preservation of those British
liberties which1' make our country a
land worth living in and dying for.'
To every Canadian heart, to every
Canadian ho'me, the deeds . of our
brave soldier boys speak with an ir-
. resistible eloquence, appeal with an
irresistible1' thrill of patriotism and
pride. Where   could   the   painter's
brush   find   more     stirring     subjects?
Knowing how  strong  the general  demand is for a worthy picture of soma
characteristic   feat   of   the   Canadians
in   South   Africa,   the   Manitoba   Free
Press has secured  the painting by A.
H. pHidef,   of   the   surrender   of   Commandant Botha,'and his forces to the
Canadian.,:, Mounted     Infantry.    'Reproductions   of" this . magnificent  work
of' art,  a picture 18x24 inches in size,
carefully made in   fifteen  (15)   colors,
by a process which gives all the values   of   the   original    with   wonderful
fidelity,  are offered  as  a premium by
the   Free     Press,      Winnipeg.       This
reproduction is a work of art of fine,
high quality; which is only, to be seen
to   command   instant   admiration   and
hold  attention...   The   canvass is   filled with action, and a grsat swe^jj of
rolling   veldt   is   brought     within     its
limits," so   admirably, has   the   painter
rendered  th.^   distance.      It  i.«  on  the
figures   of   Commandant   Hotha     and
the  officer  of   the   Canadian  Mounted
Infantry   and   his   orderlies,     in     the
foreground,  that the attention of the
beholder   is   centered.       Military   men
have   studied    the ■ painting-  minutely
and   pronounced  it   faultless   in   every
detail.       Worthy   of   special   note   are
the   horses,   which   are   magnificently
painted, and will do-much" to enhance
the  already'wide-spread  fame  of Mr.
Hider as a .painter  of  horses.      Aside
altogether from'its historic .value and
its   patriotic  interest,   it' is' a  masterpiece     which -.  no   ',. lover      of      'art
-will   be   willing  to   be     without,     and
which    every "One    w,ho secures-will
doubtless frame.        - •■   .   -
Any person'sending 50. cents to the
Free Press; Winnipeg, will receive the
Weekly Free ' Press from date
to the end of 1900 arid
a copy of this splendid picture.
The picture will be mailed, carefully
tubed, postage prepaid. To the first
thousand who take advantage of this
offer will 'be sent' ' in addition
a map of South Africa 30x22% inches
in size. This map is sold at the book
stores in Winnipeg for 40 cents. It
is one of the most comprehensive and
best maps published, and should be
found in every Canadian home. On
It may be traced the movements of
our troops. Their weary though
glorious marches may be followed, the
points at which they battled and
won renown marked. The Free Press
unhesitatingly makes the claim that
a more liberal offer has never been
made by a,Canadian publication. Figure the value of the offer for yourself :
Weekly  Free  Press  from  date  to
end of 1900 50
War map of South Africa 40
Reproduction    of    A.    H.    Hider's
painting,  Surrender  of Commandant   Botha  to   Canadian  Mounted Rifles. 1-00
bring the digesoive organs into symmetrical working is tne.aim -of physicians
when they find a patient-suiTeriug from
stomachic irregularities, .and for this purpose they can prescribe, nothing better
than Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, which
will be found a, pleasant medicine.of surprising virtue in bringing the refactory
organs' into subjection and restoring
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properly. '
Snnjcftiinnry Thcmnn,
Carrie—I  think Tom is, the most revengeful person I.ever met.
,   Bertha—What has; Tom  been doing
Carrie—Oh, it isn't that.be has beer
doing anything. But tbe horrid thing
he said about Willy Webber! He said
he wished he was a deptist and had
Willy to opera to'on. Isn't he terrible?
—Boston Transcript.
Largely increased Prize List.
Four full days Racing.
Finest Platform Attractions
ever seen in the West.
Grand Pyro Military Drama
Battle of Paardeberg'
'   ' AND
Surrender of General Cronje.
Prize Lists and Programmes free on application.
F. W. HEUBACH, General Manager.
Winnipeg,   Manitoba.
She Wan  Ready.
He (describing his jqurneyings)—
Then, leaving Gibraltar, I made my
way, to Australia, and from there I
went to the diamond mines in South
Africa,- whore 1 made my fortune.
Then—do you follow me, 'Miss Cryn-
kle?   . •
She (with a vivid blush)—To the
world's end. Mr. Rocksworthy!—Chicago Tribune.
.   I was cured of Bronchitis and Asthma
Lot 5, P.E.I. ,
I was cared of a   severe   attack of
Rheumatism   by MINARD'S    LINIMENT.
Mahone Bay. JOHN MADER.
I was cured of a severely sprained leg
More  Humane Plan.
"Georgie, youfd better take that worthless little sore eyed pup somewhere and
drown him."
"I can do better with him than that,
paw. I'll put him iu a last year's peach
basket, take him-down town, get two or
three kids to stand at the edge of the
sidewalk and look at him, and I'll sell
him to some jay for $2.''—Chicago Tribune.
Hotel Balmoral,
Montreal. Free Bus. Am.
P. $1.60 up.  K. P. I1.0C ea.
Undisturbed Bliss.
"Have you been to the theaters much
this'.season?"   c   , '••■'•     ,\   .
"No. "Now that Harry is away at
school Jack and tI can sit-in. the''.parlor
and hold hands jus.t as well as anywhere
else."—Chicago Times-Herald.
"You should bear this fact particularly
in mind; gentlemen of the jury—my client has spent more than half his life in
prison. How can you expect amid such
surroundings to produce anything but a
•criminal?"—Heitere Welt.1      .
1UOV/A11A,     FACTORY, Montreal
Force on the Piano. .',;.-..-
It has been calculated;'that" a minimum pressure of the finger of one-
quarter of a pound is needed to sound
a note on the piano and that at times
a force of rive pounds is thrown on a
single key to produce a single effect
Chopin's last study in C minor has a
passage taking two minutes five seconds to play that requires a total.pressure estimated at three full tons.
Minaifs Liniment Cures ColJs, Etc.
Usher—Pardon me, ma'am, but the
rules of this theater require that ladies
sjiall remove their hats.
She (with head stiffly erect)—This is
a toque, sir.—Chicago Tribune.
Hnsn't the FtiJl Limit of Freedom.
"Do you consider.America the land of
tho free?"
"Not for me."
"Why not for you?"
"I'm not a member of a labor union."—
Chicago Post.
Medicines Apparently Had Jio Effect
Until, at the Solicitation of a Friend,
He Used Dr. Williams'. Pink , Pills
and Was   Cured.
From the Mail, Granby. Que.
Mr. Albert Fisher, accountant at
Payne's cigar factory, Granby, Que., is
known to almost every resident of the
town, and is held in the highest esteem
by all who know huh. In conversation
with the editor of, the Mail, recently,
something was said concerning Dr.
Williams' Pink Pille, when Mr. Fisher
remarked that he had found these pills
a very valuable medicine. It waa suggested that he should make his experience known, and to this he readily con-
' sented. banding to the Mail the following letter for publication:—
Granby. March 16th, 1900.
In justice   to   Dr.    Williams'  Pink
Pills, I think it my duty,   in  view  of
what they have done for me, to add my
testimonial to the many which  I have
seen   in   print.    For  some  months  I
suffered most severely  from cpains , up
and down my back.    It   was  thought
these were due   to   hvtr   and  kidney
trouble, but whatever   the cause,   they
kept me in terrible  agony.    The pains
were not confined   to   the   back,   but
wonld shift to other  parts of the body.
As a result, I could get little rest; my
appetite was much impaired, and I was
really a sick man.   I tried many different remedies, without effect, and which
'disgusted'me'with medicine.    A friend
suggested   that    I  try  Dr.   Williams'
Pink Pills.  I was not easily persuaded,
for I had given up, the use of medicine,
as nothing had helped me, but as he insisted, I finally concluded to give them
a trial.    I purchased one box, and was
astonished to find  that before  it  was
entirely used, I  was quite a bit relieved, and after using six more, was fully
restored to my former good health.     I
take great pleasure  in recommending
this valuable remedy, that   others'-may
profit by my experience, and hot suffer
the tortures that I did. . •
Yours sincerely,
\ Albert Fisher.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure by going to the root of the disease. They
renew and , build up the blood, and
strengthen the nerves, thus driving-disease from the system. If your dealer
does not keep them, they will be sent
postpaid at 50 cents a bos, or six boxes
for $2..(. 0, by addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,   Brockville,   Ont.
A Big Attraction for the Winnipeg"
Industrial Fair. ,
Manager Walker is making every endeavor to please his out of town patrons during the run of the Boston Lyric
Opera Co. at the Winnipeg Theatre during the Exhibition week. He has installed a complete and new system of
electric,faus and a cold storage plant
that will insure the comfort of all who
attend tibertheatre during their visit to
the city.
Highest Cash Price paid for. Butter and
Eggs. All mail orders for fruit promptly
attended.   Satisfaction guaranteed. -'
Money to Loan
Apply to.
Brass Band
Instruments. Drums, Uniforms, Etc.
Lowest prices ever quoted. Fine catalogue
50j illustrations mailed free. Write us for anything in Music or Musical Instruments.
Whaley Royce & Co., ^fefe&.
Manufactured by THOS. LEE, Winnipeg.
No midsummer holidays.   Kow is the time to
prepare for a situation m the busy season.
...  Full particulars on application.,
G. W. DONALD, Sec.
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In  a.  Bnd   Fix.
Gadzooks (in a restaurant)—Don't let
us sit at that table. I gave the waiter
a tip yesterday, and he will expect another today.
Zounds—Well, how about this table?
Gadzooks—Won't do. I have never
feed the waiter, and be would doubtless expect me to begin today.—New
York Tribune.
Miiiard's Liniment Cures Garget in Cows,
Pa Couldn't Very Well Refuse.
"Was your talk with pa satisfactory,
"Oh, yes; I convinced him that there
was not the least danger so far as I was
concerned of our wedding presents being levied on."—Chic-asm News.
Minarfl's Liniment Cnres Distemper.
High Life.
When a man who lives in a boarding
bouse has gout, tb^ landlady assumes
an air of great importance.—Philadelphia Record. ■.'    .   '
Speaker Reed's Retort.
Growing tired of his chair one after:
noon, Speaker Reed surrendered it to
another member and sat down beside a
western Democrat.
"My, what" a large hand you have!"
remarked Mr. Reed, looking intently at
tbe enormous paw of his Democratic
friend, who was writing a letter.
"Yes, sir," said tbe member, "and 1
am proud of it. I worked on a farm
for so many years that my hands grew
large, as you see tbem." ''
The speaker held up his small and
shapely right band, smooth and white
as a woman's, and said:
"Well," I thank the Lord I never
worked on a farm."
The member replied, "You are probably going to run for the presidency
some time. Mr. Reed, and if you do I'll
placard that statement all over the
country. And what could you do about
The big fellow mused awhile and
"Nothing—except to brand you as an
infernal liar!"—Success.
You can't make a girl with a new engagement ring believe all men are
alike, and after she has been married
ten years you can't make her believe
they are not—Chicago News.
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\   TUESDAY, SEPT.  4th, 1900. ,
London, Aug. 28,—A special from Pretoria says its stated the lighting with Botha's
commando was resumed to-day. The Boer
lines were broken aud the eueiny is falling
back. British casualties are reported to be
London, 28.—Roberts reports as follows:
"O.ir movements are slow on account of ex-
lent and.nature of country, to-day we made
a ttiifactory advance and met with   decided
success.,   Tbe work entirely fell on Buller s
troops and resulted in tbe capture   of , Der-
gend&le, a very strong position,   two   miles
northwest of Dalmalmanchu.    I am glad to
liud tbe occupation cost less than ' was  first
reported, on abcount of the approach being
. across an open glacis for 2000 yards and the
' determined stand of enemy.    The   Eunia.
killings and 2nd Rifle brigade   termed   the
attacking party. I hope the casualties   will
not exceed 50 or 60.
Berlin, 27.—Deputation of German- snl -
, jects residing in Transvaal arrived here to
lodge complaint with German foreign office
regardiug alleg d cruelty and treatment at
Johannesburg, They assert 4000 German
subjects of both sexes were arrested "there
and sent, to a seaport where the British land
ed theui penniless,
Vancouver, 28.—A white boy stole two
bottles of pop from a Japanese dealer who
caught tao boy, and taking him to a barn
hu « him up to a beam by his.thumbs. Thti
boy's screams drew neighbours, who released him,    Jap arrested.
Joe Fortes, of English Bay, has   saved   4
more lives this year,   a   msn   aud. woman
from an overturned boat and two  children
This makes 13 lives to his credit.
W. McLean, the socialist, intends to be a
candidate for House of Commons in Westminster District.
Loudon, 27.—During Gen. Buller's recent
attack the Boers lost heavily. Half the
gunners of the Bethel commando were killed
as well as its commandant, A council oi
tic B>>ers at Macadodorp decided against
the advice of Gen. Botha to return to the
original plan of retiring. Only Lfndeubury
Steyne aud Delaney are reported to have
had an interview with Kruger last Satur-
day at Watervaal. Wiring from Belfast;
to-day, Roberts says, "Our casualties on
Sunday w« re wonderfully few ' considering
the heavy firing and number of hours we
were engaged. Buller estimates his as two
killed and 24 wounded. The casualties of
the operation north of Belfast were three
killed and 34.wounded. A good many Boers were killed and a pom pom quick firing
gun was captured. Baden-Powell reports
he occupied Mestrooin without opposition.
As tlie country where he aud Pa^et are op.
erating is dense bush veldt it is not desirable
at pre8-.nfc to proceed further north. The
troops are returning to Pretoria."
Loudon, 28.—Ddspatoh from Shanghai
says the Emperor, Dowager Eapress aud
Prince Tuan have arrived in neighbourhood
af Tai Yuen Fu>. 240 miles north wt-afc o
Montreal, Aug. 29,.—The match
between New Westminster lacrosse
team and the Shamrocks was won
by New Westminster by a score of
7 to 2,
London, Aug. 29.—Lord Roberts
reports under   date of   Belfast   to
day as   follows:    Buller's  advance
o cupied   Machadodorp   this after
noon.    The  enemy   made   a   veiy
poor ptand and    retired   northward
followed by   Dundonald's   mounted
troop- who could not   prooeed    be
yond Helvetia on account   of difficult   nature    of country    and   the
enemy taking up a position too
strong to be dislodged by the
moun ed tro ips. Appears that
Buller's casualties were few. French
continued the movement to-day ae
far as Elandsfontein from whbh he
turned the enemy out with no difficulty. The latter retired hastily
leaving food behind. Buller's casualties Aug. 27 were killed one officer and 13 men. Wounded, 7 officers, 57 men.
New York, Aug. 29.—The bi«
fight between McCoy and Corbett
com s off to-morrow nigbt. Both
men ;ue confident and Corbett announces he is ready to meet Fitz
simmons or Jeffries, the night after
the fight. ■
New York, Aug. 29.— Since Russia is quietly assimilating  Chinese
territory south uf the Amur nRiver,
and in some quarters it is  thought
that the landing of Japanese troops
at Amur that the Japs   answer   to
these Muscovite moves, says a cable
Some outspoken critics are begnin-
ing to recognize that the  outcome
to the present crisis will eventually
mean that slices of   Chinese    territory will   certainly   pass   into the
pos.-ession    of  Russia, Japan and
Germany.     The first named   will
seize Manchuria on plea that China
declared war and invaded   Siberia,
Germany will claim Shan Tuan as
indemnity for the murder   of   Von
Keiteler and Japan will take Gorea
if she can get   it   or if   not Amor,,
what the British policy will   be-in'
this eveiit is not known.
•' London. Aug. 29.—Special   from
St. Petersburg   contains   the somewhat   remarkable    asi-ertion    that
Russia   almost   immediately   will
notify the powers that she considers
the relief of the Pekin   legations as
tbe   final   accomplishment, of the
• military tasks of the alliek   forces.
Milan, Aug, 29.—Bresci the murderer of Kng Humbert was~   today
sen'.enced io imprisonment   for lile.
Victoria,   B. C,    Aug.   29.—The
Provincial Government it is understood have decided to withdraw the-
action entar.ed by   Mr. Jus.   Mai tin
when Attorney-General against th-
New   Vancouver   Coal   Co.     This
action was to set aside   the  cr »wn
grant issued   to   company   by  the
Semlin Government confirming the'
company's title to a large   area   of
coal lands.
Nanaimo, Aug. 29.—Their Excellencies Lord and Lady Minto
and party arrived at Comox tonight on D. G. S. Quadra from
Dawson. They will arrive here to- -
morrow when they will be tendered
a reception. ,
Lorenzo Marquez, Aug. 30.—The
British prisoners at Nooitgedacht
have been released by the Boers
and are now marching to join Lord
Roberts forces at Water vaalboyen,
near Macadodorp. President Kruger and his chief officers are at
Washington, 30.—The State Department makes, public following
cable from Minister Conger, receiv
ed this morning: -'More Russian,
German, French and Italian troops
arriving. Imperial palace will be
entered on 23th and military promenade of all nations made through
it. It will aiterwards be closed
and guarded. Prince Cbing is ex-.
i e3! ed in a few daj's."
Port Townsend, Wash., 30—Str.
Topeka arrived from the north last
night and reports steamer Cutch
ashore at Horseshoe Reef, 25 miles
from Juneau, and badly damaged.
The sea was smooth when she
ptruck on the 24th, and; the j>assen-
gers and crew succeeded in reach-
in ' tha beach. The Topeka offered
assistance but was refusud, Curgo
was being thrown overboard
Thought she will become total
wreck, as she was full of water aft,
ai id was settling
Milan 30.—Sentence passed upon
Bresci, the assassin of King Bum-
lx?rt, mean*; one year of solitary
confinement in a secret  cell,  dark, ]
v.itn a plank lor n bed and bread
and water om-e m 24 hour- for a
diet. Solitary silence is enforced,
if he baeaks tlie ruie hu is placed
in a straight jacket in irons. Tl.e
year must be spent also without
work, books-, writing materials or
tobacco, few prisoners complete the
year of solitude. . «<    ,
Ottawa, 30.—Lord' Roberts has
asked the Dominion authorities to
allow Canadian troops mw in Africa to remain two or three months
longer than the limit of October 5,
request will be granted.
Vancouver, 30.—The. home of
Sceano was destroyed by fire last
night and Sceano his wife and child
were burnt to death. Mrs. Sceai b
got up in the night to get a drink
of water and upset the lamp.
When firemen arrived they found
Sceano in bed with clothes about
him, the six months old baby dead
on the floor and wife and mother
burned to a crisp. Sceano died at
hospital shortly afterwards.
London, Aug. 31:—Lord Robi-rts
reports from Belfast a& follows* Buller telegraphs from Helverti that
only a few, of enemy are there and
that this morning' French's and
Pole-Carew's forces will . move on
their flank. Advance of .Dundonald's . troops on their, front
caused them to abandon a very
strong position. South African
horse, after opposition ' entered
Watervaal aud drove the remnant
through that town. French's col
umn reached Duorsnek, overlooking
Watervaal. There was slight op"
position. Five companies ' occupied that place. Bailer repuits
Nooitgedacht is deserted except by
British prisoners who are passing
in a continuous stream up the line
towards Watervaal. No Boers are
visible. Natives report Kruger
and commandoes left yesterday for
Pilgriuii't) Rest. About 1.800 Brii-
ish prisoners were released at Nooitgedacht and have joined Fremli
and Pole Carew. They are badly
clothed and some are hail" starved.
Ambulances are out .picking up
many of ihe sick and wounded.
The officers are reported to have
been taken io Barber ton. The
Boers seem to be scattering.
Victoria, Aug. 31.—Mr. Mclnnes
anti-Mongolian Bill was given tbe
six months' hoist on a vote of 20
against, 14 for.
Vancouver,.Aug. 31.—The C. P.
R. machinists strike has been settled and the men .have returned to
Victoria, Aug.   31.—House pro
rogued this afternoon   with   usual
formalities.     Lord   Minto  arrived
this afternoon
New York, Aug. 31;—Jas. J. Corbet defeated Kid McCoy in five
rounds last night. The fight was
slow but some fine work was done.
Corbett knocked his man clean out
in   the 5th round.
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persons witholding or destroying any   kegs  belonging  to  this company.
" HENRY. RE'IF EL, : Manager
The Immense Structure Across the St.
In nn interview published in the Montreal Gazette some interesting particulars
are given of the great bridge that is to
span the St. Lawrence river near Quebec.
Mr. Davis eays he has now about 150
men at work, and this number will be
increased to 400 within four weeks'
time, when operations will be pushed
with vigor on both sides of the river,
for it is the intention of the contractor
to have the two anchor piers completed
before cold weather sets in. The St.
Lawrence bridge will extend from a
point just eouth of the Chaudiere Basin,
on the eouth side of the river, across
to Cap Rogue. Fine granite quarries
at Riviere a Pierre, on the Lake St.
John railway,, some 60 miles from the
city, have been secured, and all winter
long scores of men will be at work getting out stone for the immense piers required to support the steel superstructure, and which will represent a weight
of about 40,000 tons.
Mr. Davis estimates the quantity of
ma.sonrj- entering into the great work
as somewhere near 50,000 cubic yards,
and he expects that 5,000 yards will
have been done by the time his men
finish   work,  say  the  15th    of   Novem- '
ber.    Besides the two abutments, one on
the    Quebec    side and.the other on the
Levis side, there will be two anchor piers
and two great river piers, the latter creat-
e«5t ever designed by any bridge-building
' ing a span of "1,800 feet, being the lon'g-
, concern   in   the   world.   ■ The   wonderful
bridge,    built some  years" ago  over  tho
Firth of Forth in.Scotland, has a canti-
' lever span of 1,710 feet, which is ,90 feet
less than that of the new structure down
the river, and which is juril now causing
an intense amount of interest in engineering circles all oyer the country. From
each abutment to its neighboring anchor
pier,, there will be a distance of 400 feet,
which, being doubled, and added to the
two anchor spans of 500 feet cantilever
span just referred to, will give the total
length of the\ St. Lawrence - bridge at'
3,(JU0 feet, or a "Jittle over two-thirds of
a mile. o'WhilC'tlio anchor piera will, as-
staled,- be lini.shed th.« ,1'all, it will must
likely take two seasons to complete the
two monster pikts known as die river
As Mr. Davis hiw till \")ctob'er. 1902.
to complete lu.s contract, \he will build
■me of these picro iu-.\i season, begin-,
nong the Iirst ou the lOtli ofyilay, 11)01,
while the season of 1002 will\be devoted to the oilier. The extent V>J' these
piens will be enormous, and tire huge
pneumatic causons, which aie to \}Q built
this winter, and launched as required,
will measure 169 feet by 50, with a lioight
of oU feet, or a base area ol b,4U(J suoiare
i - v
feet, and requiring 1,000,000 feet of lumber, board measurement, for their construction. ]
Mr. Davis also staled that the amoun\t
of cement to be used in building tin)
bridge would reach 40,000 barreled. llisS
contract will be in the vicinity of $1,250,- ^
000, and ho stated that although the work
was of the ordinary everyday kind of its
class, the greatest possible care would
have to be given to it from the time it
started up to the iast moment of the contract.
Mr. Davis said that the superstructure
would be a wonderful job, drawing attention to the fact that there would be single
pieces leaving the shops of the Phoenix
Company weighing 110 tons, or as much
ate -a 300-foot span bridge.
'The St. Lawrence bridge will have a
double track,, and the engineers claim
that it will be sufficiently .■ strong to
bear the weight of as many 150 ton
locomotives as can be crowded on both
tracks. There will also be a double
track electric tramway and a double passage for carriages;
"What railway companies will be interested in .the completion of this bridge?'
Mr. Davis was then naked.
"The Grand Trunk, the Quebec Central, the Great Nortliei-n, the Lake St.
John and the Intercolonial are all interested," he quickly replied; '•;uiu the
expectation is that a union station will
be located about where the Champlain
market now stands."
The St. Lawrence bridge is being built
by the Qm-bec Bridge Company, of which
Hon. S. N. Parent, mayor of Quebec,
is president, and aid has been voted by
the. federal parliament to the extent .of
?1,000,000; the Quebec legislature, $250,-
000, and the city of Quebec $300,000;
the total cost being estimated at $4,000,-
Thirty planing mills, including practically
all sash, door and blind concerns in Chi- '
cago, will pass into a combination this week
liticians recommended some relaxation of
the law that prevents the British inusouin
from alienating its property. Feeling,
however, that the matter had not advanced very far, the treasury went to the
Irish law officers, who declared, without
hesitation, that the ornaments were
Treaure Trove, and therefore crown
property, and that the trustees were
bound, to hand them over upon demand.
But in: auswer to legal subtleties Great
Russell street was equal to the King's
Inns. It pointed out that since the arti-
with a capital of §1,000,000.
."' FOR SALE—Early cabbage and
tomatoe plans, home ^iowii and
strong. <       C. E.  Williams,
t Grantham.
$50    REWARD.
STOLEN from the premises of
ihe Ui dersigncd, about 'he 16th'
of April, ont- small r= d C''-v\,3
.years old, w<-if!d c-ulf aboiv 20lh.
•Bi:i:.dvd on'lb:L hip 11. Anyone
giving ihloru-alioii that wi'l lead.
tu'tliLi arrest   and   coiivjc i- n '< f-
■ the tin dor thieves will icctivo t„ e'
,above rewa-d. (Sigi.id) John.'
Conxell, OyM-or River, Con,ox,.
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Taking Effect'IvTorulay. August 13th.,
S. S. "City cf Kanaimp.''
Leaves Vkti.ria Monday, at
7 a. in. for Nanaimo, calling
at Fulford, Ganges and  Fer  wo d.
Leaves Nanaimo Tuesday, 7 a.m.
\for Union Wharx and Comox cal-
ISngatBig and Little Qual icum,
Hornby   and   Dcnman   Islands.
Leaves Comox and Uni m Wharf
Tmer-'day 11 p.m. for Nanaimo' di-
rfect■connecting at Nanaimo with
Sttr. Joan a/icl E. & N. Train.
Leaves Nanaimo Wednesday 7 a.
m.-tfor. Victoria   bailing at   Pern-
woojJ   Ganges   Harbor   and .. Ful-
Leaves Victoria Thursday 7 a.m
for rj'anaimo   calling    at   Fulford
Ganges Harbor and Fernwood.
Loaves Nanaimo Friday, 4 a. in.
for Ulnion Wharf and Comox direct.
Leilves Comox and Union Wharf
Friday, 11 a.m. for Nanaimo calling atj Denman and 'Hornby,. Big
and   luittle   Qualicum.
Lea\Ves Nanaimo Saturday, 4 a.
m.   foil" Victria   calling   at   Kuper
Island\ Vesuvius and  Burgoyne.
FOIft Freight   tickets   and State-
roimAJpply on hoard,
• \       GEO. L   COUBTITEY,
' Trafiice Manager,,
FI n! e
-   DONE AT—
The News Office. I*
|,Jrom Winnipeg Telegram.
[>   '
i The Liberal leaders have little claim upon
Ihe (.-oulidenco of the country, and partisans
|sf the government find it impossible to discover any good reason why they should be
Supported by tlie^people. The government
Ms failed to implement the Liberal platform of 1S93, aud it was In order .that they
/night do this that the Liberal leaders Were
placed in power. The government which is
[now in power is a Liberal government only
l(n name, and Liberals cannot now support
!;jt, anticipating Lhat by so doing they -will
'{secure the triumph of the principles of
[Liberalism. It has been shown that the
Lauiier government is indifferent to the
Lfledges which It gave when In opposition,
wind has failed to adhere to the rriuclples
%>f the party of'which it is nominally the
ft There was once a. woman who had a
^Theory Unit Mjui did,not care for Too Much
'utellectua'.lty In her Sex. After this Theory she shaped her Actions, which showed
iher to be a Remarkable Woman. One day
pn Man askod Her If she Belonged to his
[.Sister's Ibsen Club.
'Ob, no," she answered; "1> cannot understand Ibsou at all." r
, The Next Time he Called he brought her
|a Hunch of Violets and  asked her If she
bend Maeterlinck.
/ "No, I think it is very silly," she replied.
\\ Then the Man brought her a Box of Cho
fcolates, remarking, " 'Sweets to the Sweet*
I—do you not think Shakespeare was right?"
...\, The Woman saw that she was Maklnjr
J-'(Progress.    Now was her'Tlme to Stop, but
t'this she Did Not Tercelve.
■j |    •■Shakespeare?!' said she. "Oh, yes, I have
■Mrcnrt a Little of His Works, but I do not
\\ see Much Sense in them, to tell the Truth."
. X)   "Nay,  nay," said  the  Man,   "this  Is too
lvWich.   Not to Understand Ibsen shows that
(••\you are a Good'Woman; to think Maeter-
] linck Silly augurs well for your Intelligence
I but not to see Much Sense In Shakespeare
'.implies that you are Uneducated."
(    And he did not Call Again.-
'   This teaches us that it is Possible to Get
Too Much of a Good Thing.
^/British Museum Is Having Hard Work
to Defend Its Title to Historic
Curios.     '  ,
The curios history of the dealings, with
the ancient Celtic "ornaments discovered
in Ireland in 1S9G is contained in a parliamentary paper' issued recently. . The
grave ofricial document forms an ainusmg
chapter in the complicated law of Treasure Trove. The^c early examples of goldsmiths' 'work had been unearthed by a
farm laborer while plowing a field near
,\ Limnvadv, and "pa^ed 'inl«> the posses-
v sion" of n jeweller at K.-.lJ'aht. who in
/ turn, .sold them to Mr. Day. a collector
of antiquities and a member ol' the Royal
% Irish Academy.. This gentleman oxhibit-
| edplhenv in London," and the measure of
/ their archaeo'.oft'.cal interest and iupiiifiic
It value wa- proved'by the fact that short-
\ ly .-n'tei-w.-tids the tnidtoes o£ the Brit-
| isli' nnisiMim pui-chadod them for £<JUO.
/ For twelve months nothing, happened.
| Tlsc mmu-um plumed itself upon its new
->' n(-i;uii--'tion. ami the vendor,, no doubt,
.'" liti'k.'l hi:ck upon the transaction with
A tlie datislic-d complaci'iiey oi' one who has
Kh-ue  a   ffood  turn   at   the  same  time  to
his country and himself. The Royal
]r'.th Ac-ndemy suddenly awakened to a
sense of the enormity which had previously escaped iheir notice. For forty
vearsV^' llie li't'asury has given it the
refusal of all Treasure Trove found in
Ireland, yet here wa«' a rival institution
6-topping "in and taking away its birth-
\ right, while keeping suspiciously quiet
* about the transaction. The Irish Acad-
i. emy, now conscious of the injury done
y to the archaeological ,instinct of the Isle
oi- Saints, demauded that the government
should forthwith bring in a bill to transfer the ornaments from Great Russell
street to Dublin.
But the trustees of the British museum ,
aro   precluded   by   statute   from   parting
with any object they have once aci.uircd ■
—no  entail  was  ever stricter  than  lhat
which ga'urds their gloomy portals.    Mi\
i     \V. Redmond, laudably anxious that Irish
" antiquities should remain in the land of
\    their origin, and. peril a ns, not altogether
/   averse from scoring off the Saxon, brough
i     in  a little bill to  legalize  the transfer,
\    hut it came to nothing.    Ultimately Mr.
Balfour appointed a committee—which in-
(    .eluded' Lord Rathmore, Mr. Morley and
'    Sir    John .Lubbock—to investigate the
rights of the case.    After-a'decorous interval of nearly'six months, the majority
of these, distiuguished antiquaries and po-
cles had been found in a field which, uu-
i _til within the last six years, formed part
of  the  bed. of  the sea,   they   were   not
Treasure Trove as defined by Blackstone.
Upiui this contention and by the light of
some fresh data as to the circumstances
of the discovery, the law officers of the
two countries came to a final conclusion-
that,   assuming   the  legal   establishment
of these facts, the ornaments "were Treasure Trove and crown property.   Weighty
matters of this kind must, of course, he
conducted-with leisured dignity, and this
brought us  to  March  last,  rather  more
than four years after the first discovery
of the relics.- - But still the British museum   did- not  move—it would  give  up
nothing, except in obedience to a judicial
decision.     The  solicitor of  the treasury
has    therefore    -been instructed, as Mr.
Balfour his already stated in the House
of Commons, to bring an action against
the trustees for the recovery of the ornaments, and a good many 'hundreds of
pounds may be expended before judgment
is delivered.    Nor is it certain that this
would end the matter so far as the museum is concerned, since the ,law officers
have prudently declined to say whether
that institution would have any remedy
against  Mr.  Day,  from  whom it made
the purchase.   The situation bristles -with
entertaining legal possibilities; meanwhile
the Irish members are not likely to chow
any falling off in their admirable zeal for
the archaeological riches of their native
The Journeymen plumbers of Chicago have
decided to strike. - ■
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Sassun district.
Brcssl, the assassin of King Humbert has
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Sir Alfred Mllner cables from Capetown
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Rifles, son of Judge Ermatlnger of St.
Thomas', and a former member of the N.' W.
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slouer Necot-k on a charge of embezzling
over $GO,000 of' the"estate of John Thomas
Donville Taylor at San Francisco. Arnold
has already been ordered extradited on two
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another. ]
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Francis D   Little
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MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.
Author of "A Woman's Love,"
•'Woman  Against Woman,"
■ t
S>f. '-Her Fatal Sin," Etc.    ' KjjL
•J "he   contents' consisted   off   i\yo .'one-
thousand-pound  notes.     ." ,.
At >a.st, and with a profound sigh,
■ (ho replaced them in the note-ease, saying1 as he did so, ."Now, wlmt.on earth
could havo inside,Sir Hush Willoughby
insist upon my receiving this sum tonight? True, it's my due upon the
•hind which I've sold .him, but not bo-
fore to-morrow, mid-day; yet directly
little Podnioro was gone, he insisted o'n
my winding up the transaction, taking
the money, and' giv'ijg a receipt, which,
as I am always loth to cross a gentleman's fancy, especially when he is inclined to be quarrelsome, and never refuse money under any circumstances,
I   did   according  to   directions."
Ho placed the note-book and notes ,in
the safe, slammed to the heavy iron
-door,  and  locked   it   carefully.
"The Baronet has doeidciny laid
•down more wine to-day than is good for
.him, or he wouldn't have thrown thousand pound notes about in the manner
'ho did." '
For  some   minutes  longer,   the  Iand-
,    agent    continued    to    muse,    when the
thdugth occurred-to hijn that he would
just  step   round  to  tho  "White   Hart,"
and, see if the Baronet had departed-   .
"If  not,   I  can  borrow  the  landlord's
■-little   cob.  ,and ^accompany    Sir "Hugh
>part of the   way.     It promises to  be a
line night; and if„therc's anything m the
- -O'lcRproverb, that a man opens his heart
in his  cups,   I   may ihcair  something  to
any  advantage."      '       " ' ;
In  less  than Ji.ve  minutes  after  locking  -up  the   safs,   he   was   in   the   High
Street,   walking     rapidly     towards   the
"White Hart/'        ,   (   ■
'      He had-just reached,-the. entrance to
rihe   stable-yard,   whon   a inan   mounted
•upon   a   powerful     horse     dashed     out
. ;rapidly-
In the horseman riding  so  madly he
'"had  recognized  Sir  Hugh.
.It was/a   momentary glance  only, < as
horse  arid   rider     shot  by     him  liko   a
flash f  but; never ."'never-' did   Scratton
"forget  that--livid,   anguish-stricken,   des-
'perate  face   upon  which ,the  lamp-light
" ■tstrcamerWnr a moment, as it pcissed out
,<of  rho  s£able-yard -into, the   night.
■ - ;:"6i   think  the 'Bar'net' be   mad   as   a
March   hare!-'. said   the   hostler.      '•He
pitched-this/pieoo of scrumplod paper at
lire as he giv''htfs' chestnut the spur, and
'njgfr/rpxle me down at, th' same toinio."
"'Paper! •'   What    paper?"     demanded
Scrattijn, .anxiously.
;..,/-!This!''- and' the hostler exhibited his
prize-"'which, was  nothing     less   than   a
five-pound note.    '-'He. chucked it might
at my ->ad.    'You've been a civil feller,
', ;Top,' jSays ho;   'and  this  iright  I  means
^vt^.p.-j.yiall- my debts;'  then  he digs the
Wsyur. into   th'   chestnut,   and -sends   me
' '    flyin'   ro'ight- -slap  into  the   muck-heap."
■"Was^hev.-drunk?"  asked  S.cratton,  as
-, ';ie gathered the reins•' in  his  han'ds.
"•^Witll,' -the.   ii.'-pim'  note-looks    Ioike
"if,"'returned  the'man.    -"But if ever  I
- -seed mortal man clean out of his senses,
•.Sir   Hugh-, was   that   same   to-night."
•'     "If   he -should', lose'  the     receipt!"
' thought   Scratton.   - And   settling   him-
" self  well  in-the    saddle,    he  clattered
L down  High  Street-
Sir Hugh  Willoug'hby re-entered  Gat-
"tcrd, .pausing only to   refresh   his   horse.
According   to   custom,     at  the   "White
This  time  he  was  shown   into a  far
different  room   from the  ono   "over  the
stables." And  the buxom landlady hastened to wait upon the Baronet herself.
'"Here's    a    letter,    Sir   Hugrh,    that
As -he .rode   along,  the   night  breeze
wandered' 'among the'branches over his
head   with   a   sort   of   wailing   moan.
The path now so harrowed that it
became necessary for Sir Hugh to dis*-
mo'unt and pursue his journey on  foot-
Tying his horse to a tree, he strode
oh through the thick underwood.
The^, point to which his steps were
bent stood, in a small open space, where
four narrow paths met.
• There was an opening among the
trees, and through this opening a vi<rw
of ■ the. old "yew tree might be gained,
though Sir Hugh was as yet some dis-
-tiiice   from   the   spot-
Suddenly, Sir Hugh starts and draws
quickly back into the shadow of a tree.
Standing within, tho opening to which
his own. steps had boeii directed was,
the figure  of  a man.
"pho man, whatever'his purpose there,
*.va'.s evidently  watching.
A few yards more and Sir Hugh's
grasp would have been upon his shoulder, when the. man, still without turning, .made a hurried movement in ad-
vTinee. His, attitude was one of eager
curiosity-  '
Sir Hugh's own gaze unconsciously
traveled  in  the  same direction.
A cry, an irrepressible cry, burst from
his, lips.
There, far away her dark dress
silvered by its beams, stood a woman.
And" in that woman Sir Hugh Willoughby   recognized   his   wife.
-s. ■
has just boon  left in  the bar-"
"Do you mean.a letter for me?" ask-
•ed  the Baronet;
"A begging-leit'itcr, T. should think,
rSir   Hugh."
Sir Hagh Willoughby- glanced at the
letter as it lay on the table where the
landlady had deposited it, and then,
without opening, or even touching- it,
told the landlady ho would ring when
he wanted any tiling- He had forgotten
all about the letlor, till in . feeling
-about to find a light for a fresh cigbr,
his hand  rested upon  the envelope-
Ho broke the seal and glanced at the
A blurr.?d scrawl it was—blurred and
•Difficult at first to decipher, each
word soon stood out pl.iin and clear.
The words wero not many, and ran
"To-night lady Willoughby meets
'Mister Ormsby Under the Old yew tree
"in tho silvery Wood- the time is Mid-
•night!   scoin is  boleevin!
Crumpling the letter in his hand:
"I'm the dupe of somo vile plot," ihe
said—"a plot  that,   unless  I   unravel  lit
at once, I. shah* go mad!"
He rang the bell, ordered more Anne,
which ho drank almost as soon *s
'■brought; then again called for more,
and read and re-read the letter, till
Scratton, "'ho saw him afterwards, said
Avith truth that he Avas literally in a
state of madness.
Eleven o'clock. No fear that ho
could mistake tho hour, yet he counted the strikes as they fell lightly
enough upon the oar, but each Avith a
-distinct   and   crushing   force     upon   his
Up to this moment Sir Hugh had
clung to the hope that he Avas the victim of some cruel  mystification.
That hope was noiv at an end, destroyed utterly by the evidence of his
own eyes.
A cry uttered by Sir <> Hugh reached
the ears of the man \A"ho still stood in
the opening between the figure aii'd him-
He turned swiftly; and before the
■Baronet had recovered from his momentary stuporj plunged into the copse, and
■ But the branches had scarcely closed
behind him, Avhen they were again
dashed aside, and Sir Hugh folIoAved in
Deaf to his summons to stop, the
man only  quickened  his   speed.
"Villadn!" he cried, as he still kept
on the chase," "do not hope to escape
me—I knoAv you—and only one of us
can leaAre this AA'ood alive!"
"If you have one, spark of manhood-
Percival Ormsby, you AA'ill turn fanJ
face  the  man  you  havo  Avrongod."   c
But  the   fugitive  Avas   deaf   alike   to-
appeal and menace-
ills   head   down,   his   shoulders   sveli
forward,   and   holding     his   breath,   hi;
kept madly on.
An oath, a stumble, folloAved by a cry
of  triumph from  Sir   Hugh!
Crash!  the man came heavily to tho
In   a   moment   he   was   up .again, on
his daiees,   and   iii' another   moment he
Avould have been upon his feet, when a
firm hand grasped him by the shcuhiev,
a  .Aroice   hoarse   Avith   passion   sounded
like a deat'h-kuell  in   his  ear.
"Stand up, and let mo see your face!"
The   man,   rising   to   his"   feet, • turned,  and,  for the first timo,  faced him.
There was a bright flash, a sharp
■report,, and the Baronet, Avith a groan,
fell forward on his "face.      ■    '*
* ..'.*.-' *' . ,        '*
Half an houir later, two persons Ave-e
standing beneath the branches, of an
old yew tree.
The one, a woman, extended her
hand, Avhich the other, a -man, bent ovur
and resp&*t?hfiy  kissed.
"You vmay^%afely trust in me,"' he
said- "I Avill be as silent as tlie grave."
"Time presses," she ansAvered- "Another day, and the help may, come too
late. Oh, believe me, if the necessity
had not been immediate, I would not
have risked so much as I have done
in meeting you here, without my husband's   knoAvledge."
"You shall have no reason. Helen
 "he chocked himself, as sho half-
raised her hands with a gesture of en-
ticaty. "Pardon me, Lady Willoughby
—to repent the confidence placed in mo
'to-night. As you say, not a moment
is to be lost, and not a moment shall
bo lost- I will return to Ormsby
ToAvers at once; the preparations I
have to make will bo brief to enable
me to catch the 6.30 fain, and re.i »h
London so that the money may bo lodged in time to prevent th catastrophe
you   fear.
"A catastrophe," she added, with a
sob, "which, should it occur, ea.n have
but one result—hopeless ruin and disgrace. In such a matter Sir Hugh
would be pitiless. Incapable of aught
that could dishonor his OAvn name, he
Avould extend no mercy to another."
' 'But in such a case as this," said
Mr. Ormsby—for Mr- Ormsby it was—
"surely he Avo-uld not "
Again she stopped ibiim. with the same
imploring   gesture.
"You do not know Sir Hugh. In sujh
a case as this he AA-ould be as adamant.
But you must not think harshly of him
for that. For my sake ho has done
much—very much; and, alas! that I
should have to say it. to he again and
again deceived—laughed at, scoffed at
and  betrayed!"
"And you?" said PerciA-al Ormsby,
making a movement as if ho Avould take
her outstretched hands in his, but she
dreAV hastily back—"why should tho
burden of so much guilt and soitoav fall
on you?"
She shook h«r head and smiled
"It seems to be the fate of woman."-
she said,  "that in  this  world her cross
should be the heaA'iest to bear; and as
long as the" suffering is only my own,
I   AA'ill „ be ir mine Avithout a murmur."
"You are an angel, Helen!" exclaimed
Ormsby, passionately-
"Hush! you are forgetting your promise; Ave must let 'the dead past /bury
its dead-"
"Would you undo it, if you could?"
ho asked,  eagerly.
"I am a mother," was her calmly
ieproachfu! reply. "You have a son—
a noble boy, I'm sure; a son that should
bring both pride and hope to a father's
"Cyril is all tbat I could Avcsh," >>iid
Ormsby, resuming his former half-dis-
t: lit, respectful tone. "We will prav,
Helen, that' our children may be -happier than ourselA-es! And uoav"—for
Lady Willoughby, Avith a sort of shiver,
drew her ' sIi.-iavI about her, as anxious
to depart—"let me see you.at least, some
liittie Avay through the wood. Yoa
•heard the report of a gun just noAv—a
sure sign that some poaching fellows
a re about."   ' ,
"No, no! Jane Steer has arranged to
meet me just outside" the new oak
plantation-"   ,
"You can trust  her?"
"With  more thau my  life."
"But  the risk in passing through the
wood alone?"
"The greatest risk is over when we
haA'e said gbod-by!" She extended her
hand frankly, and he clasped it in born
of his. , "Heaven bl<:ss you, -Percival,
for,your goodness to me this night!—and
The hand Avas Avithdrawn as quickly
ns it Avas given; and while the sound
of 'those parting words still lingered in
his   ears.   Percival   Ormsby   was   alone.
As   It   is  Now  Enforced in   the
State of North Dakota.
Advantages Accruing to the People From
the Absence of .Saloons—Population
Hal Doubled. Bank Deposits Increased, Crime Decreased, and Gnncfal
Prosperity Has Kesulted.
(To fa* continued.)
Thus far among the short jackets of
silk, satin and brocade black is the chief
color. ',
Many of the handsome designs in lace
are copied among elaborately embroidered cream white and ecru batistes.
Cool and pretty are the waists of pink,
blue or cream white liberty silk or satin
made in regular shirt waist style, with
yoke back and slightly full fronts, fastened with small gilt or mock opal buttons.
Among the Imported gowns of foulard
summer silk, veiling, india mull, etc.,
are models, shoAving silk petticoats en
suite, which are1 finished around the bottom with flounces made of fabric matching the gown.        .   ,
"Celery" is a new color among French
tints. It is much admired in the list of
summer textiles. It compines ivory, the
faintest shade of yelloAv and pale green
without, expressing either, but delicately
suggestiATe of all-three.
.Short boleros are made of cut work
and of embroidery and lined with thin,
delicately tinted ailk. These are' considered very stylish with any sort of Avash,
gown, giving it a pretty finish that is
both smart and becoming.
It is becoming more and more popular
to cut the sleeve of the Avaist or jacket
to flare in leaf or bell shape a'few-inches
beloAv the elbow and. to add full gathered
undorsleeves which reach to the wrist,
the shirring, ending in • a narroAV baud
covered with ribbon, lace insertion or
Beautiful summer evening toilets are
made of white india silk mull or white
Italian crape, elaborately decorated with
black applique patterns and both wide
and narrow insertions of black Venetian
orchantilly lace. Rows of finest lingerie
tucking alternate with these trimmings
on both skirt and bodice.—New York
A project is under way to build a new
theater in St. Louis to seat 3,500.
The representation of Rostand's
"L'Aiglon" may be' forbidden in Austria.
Shakespeare was introduced as the
hero of a play lately produced at Budapest.
Marie Wainwright announces that next
season she will play Hamlet in vaudeville.
Burr Mcintosh has been, engaged to
play Philemon in the production of
"Janice Meredith" next season.
The gross receipts of Mrs. Fiske's season of 34 Avceks in "Becky Sharp" are
said to have been over §300,000.
It is reported from London that E. H.
Sotbern has secured the rights to Justin
Huntley McCarthy's neAV play. "The
Startled FaAvu."
Maude Adams owns and engineers a
farm at the extreme eastern end of Long
Island, taking special interest in the raising of Shetland ponies and collies.
Mrs. Leslie Carter is to appear next
year in a piece entitled "The Queen's
Drawing Room." David Belasco is uam-
ed as author, but little is known about
tbe play.
Tolstoi's latest book, "The Dominion of
Darkness." is being translated into English for use in this1 country. The play has
already been produced at the Royal theater in Copenhagen.'
The Actors' society of New York offers a prize of $100, to be aAvarded by
a vote of traveling companies, to the
theater, outside of the large cities, which
giA-es the best accommodation back of
the curtain.
The following letter from Judge
Pollock.of North ■ Dakota to W. K.
Mulock, Q.C.; Winnipeg, Man., will
be read with much interest at the
present, time, .as it pertains to one of
the leading- questions of the day:
Fargo, N.D., April 13, 1000.
Hon. W. Rcdford Mulock, Q. C,
Winnipeg, Manitoba:
■My Dear Sir—I have your favor of
the 10th instant, wherein, you ask as
to the effect of Prohibition in North
Dakota, and whether it has been enforced satisfactorily." p
Replying, .Avould say: The effect has
been remarkable for the ■betterment
of our people. We haAre arriA'ed at
a point Avhere the enforcement of the
laAv has reached such a momentum
that our people are constantly seeing
the advantages cowling from ,'the absence of  saloons  and   "blind  pigs."
ifou will remember our laAv went
into effect July 1, 1S90J about six
months after the adA^ent of Statehood. For seA'-eral, years we had to
contend with the problems growing
out of a change of systems, aod the
enforcement of an excise law. The
constitutionality of the law must
bo tested in the courts. Assaults in
the legislature against its various
provisions had ' to be met and over-
throAA_n. - AggressiA'e action' towards
resubmitting the (piestion of constitutional prohibition to the people
had" to be thAvarted. A public sentiment commensurate with the needs of
the time must be. 'developed and
made"stable.. "All .these matters have
been met by our people A\n'th such dignity and dogged determination *hat
to-day it can be truthfully said the
laAv is more .popular among them
than before.
In my district, covering the counties of Cass, Traill and Steele, during
the license period, there were about
125 saloons. Fargo, then a> city of
G.000 inhabitants, had-41. There is
not a saloon to-day in the entire C/district, and, at this moment, I am not
aAA^are of a single place Avhere it is
claimed there is a "blind pig." That
there ■ may be a feAV such .places I
'have no doubt, 'but if they do exist,
it is so under coA-er as to avoid the
diligence of the  officers.
Fargo, now as then, the metropolis of the State, has not suffered in
her material growth. Then sho was
without a block of . pavement; how,
all principal streets, both business
abd residence, are paved. The city
has grown to contain about 12,000
inhabitants. There   are  no   vacant
or tenement houses. More are constantly being erected. She did about
§12,000,000 worth of wholesale
trade in farm implements,, groceries
and fruits during the past' year, and
ha'd on daily deposit in her banks,
subject to check, about SI,700,000.
At the same time, when compared
with 29 of. the large cities, of the
country, such as Minneapolis, St.
Paul, Denver, MilAvaukee, Toledo,
Boston, Philadelphia, "etc., only five
haA-c a smaller per capita indebtedness,  and      only tAyo haAre a smaller
and coal, has no need of the saloon.
The time was in the State when
the liquor elements controlled ?he
policies of the parties. That time is
gone, and public sentiment is becoming so strongly in favor of prohibitory, methods of dealing with the
traffic, that party leaders are dis-
coA'ering means to satisfy that public demand. At the last State election, about 46,000 votes were cast,
The Republican party triumphed by
10.000 majority, having the following plank in its platform:
"We  believe    in    tlie strict   observance of all laAvs, and especially that
no backAvard step should be taken in
the    maintenance and enforcement   of '
the prohibition law."
GoA'ernor Devine, in his message to
the last legislature, said: "The law-
may not have accomplished all that
its friends hoped, but that it has
been a' poAverful instrument for the
prevention ' of intemperance but. few
Avill deny. Rainj' days have not tho
terrors for.-.our farmers as before.
Merchants and business men engaged
in laAvful pursuits enjoy the adArant-
ages of cash sales, which r formerly
were secured by the saloons'. O ur,
cities, instead of being filled with
vacant buildings, are building more,
to keep pace Avith the demands of
trade and consequent increase in
groA\-th. General prosperity seems
everywhere to abound. But, best of
all, the children of the State are
groAving up to understand that the
saloon is an outlaA\r, and that,, the
sale of intoxicants as a beverage is
offensive to the good order of the
State.      '    '
This testimony of ■ the Governor, I
know, was given, after his having
travelled quite thoroughly over the
entire State. ,
During last year I was in 12 different counties (the most- populous)
holding court. My observation leads
me to fully confirm the statement of
the Governor. '
At the present moment, in this
county of Cass, containing a population of oA'er 30,000,' there are in our
county jail but three persons. They
are waiing trial,, for grand larceny
at the coming April term, beginning
week after next; whereas, under the
license law form, say 1885 to 1889,
while I Avas the prosecuting attorney, we had at this" time' of the year
upon an aArerage of 20 persons    and
up Avar ds. '
I have twice had the pleasure . of,-
visiting your city. I know something of your commercial life. I feel
justified in venturing the opinion
that if your business men1 would once
try the prohibitory system of dealing
with the liquor traffic—give it a fair
test—they would never AA^illingly, return to the license ^system.
I haA'e the honor to remain, \rery
respectfulhr,  your obedient secant,
charl.es a.' pollock;,  -
Judge Dist. Court, 3rd Judicial District of North Dakota.
His   Hsiir Tiirnul Gr«.r.
Pri\'atc Hudon, F Company, First
Special . Service Regiment, son of
Lieut.-Col. L. E. 1-Tudon, Avrites home
under   date  Rondebosch,  May  7:
You may be surprised to hear, that
I am not faro from bald . now. With
quite a feAV grey hairs. Most of
our brave lads haA'e grey hairs, and
no 'wonder. Young Williamson, of
my regiment, -who Avas AArounded by
a shell at Paardebcrg, and who is
noAV working. • here with' mo, has his
hair altogether white grey, and ho is
only 17 years and 8 months old.
Fancy the surprise in store for his
Carrying th* T.nundry AVi»r Into Chin:i.
A complete laundry outfit Avas shipped last month from New  York    for
per capita tax levied in 189S. ' | an American steam laundry in Shang-
All over the State just such de- hai, China. Tho company will be
%'elopments as this are constantly • knoAA'n as the Chinese Steam Laundry
shown, and all without the aid of Company, Limited, and Avas organiz-
the licensed saloon. Verily, a State ed under German Uiaa's, but Avith
which produced annually 55,000,000 American capital, with five Chinamen
bushels of hard wheat, to say noth- on the bo^rd of directors. An Ameri-
ing of her other A'ast industries, of can' sailed on the same steamer ■- to
flax, rye,      oats,      corn, cattle, sheep    superintend the erection of the plant.
i~'- _
By the use of the famous prescription of the venerable
Satiated Thirst For Knowledge.
Small Son—rapa, what is the difference betAveen armor plate and fish plateV
Father—the fish plate holds codfish
balls and the armor plate holds cannon
balls.—Detroit Free Press.
Improper by Proxy.
"Judge Jenkiuson gave me a shock
this morning."
"Hoav so?"
"I met a man that looked like him
eating peanuts along the street."—Chicago Record.
Here are reported three cases in Avhich
Dr. Chase's family remedies proved a
blessing cf incalculable worth. There
are thousands of others 'jrist as remarkable, lor Dr. Chase, through his re-
oipe book and home medicines, is the
consulting physician in the majority of
homes in Canada and the United States.
Nervous Dyspepsia.
Mr. Joseph Geronx, 22 Metcalf street,
Ottawa, Out., writes:—"I was nervous,
had headache and brain fag. I was
restless at night, and could not; 3leep.
My appetite was poor, and I suffered
from nervous dyspepsia. Little business cares worried and irritated me.
After haying used Dr. Chase's Nerve
Food for about two months, I can
frankly say that I feel like a new man.
"My appetite is good, I rest and
sleep well, and this treatment has
strengthened me wonderfully. Dr
Chase's Nerve Focd Pills are certainly
the best I ever used, and I say so because I want to give full credit where
it is due."
Kidney Disease.
Mr. James Simp:on, Newcomb Mills,
Northumberland County, Ont., wriies:
"This is to certify that I was 5ick in
bad the most of the time for three years
with kidney disease. I took several
boxes of pills—different kinds—and a
great many other kinds of patent medicines; besides tbat I was under1 treat-
meut by four different doctors during
the time, and not able to work. I began to take Dr. Chases' Kidney-Liver
Pills, and since that time have been
working every day, although a man
nearly 70 years of age. Dr. Chase's
Kidney-Liver Pills have cured me."
Eczema on  Baby.
Mrs. A. McKnight, Kirkwall, Wellington County. Ont., writes:—"I feel
it my duty to let you know what Dr.
Chase's Ointment has done in a very-
bad case of eczema on our baby. We
had tried any number of cures without
any permanent relief, but from the
hour we commenced using Dr. Chases'
Ointment there was great relief.and the
improvement continued until there was
complete onre. We think it the greatest of family ointments."
Dr. A.- W, Chase's portrait and signature are on every box of hia genuine
remedies. Sold everywnere. Edman-
son, Bates and Co., Toronto. 1
h. L
■fi <•-
The stately ship, and the brig, and the bark
In the harbor at anchor ride;
They've naught to do but 6\ving back and forth
With the ebb and the flood of the tide.
They all in their time have made many a trip
'To -iands -far .away from home;
They have seen the ocean as smooth as glass
And have seen it lashed to a foam. '  ,
'But now, alas, they at anchor ride,
Like everything else out of date;
They've naught to do but swing back and forth
At anchor, for such is fatel
'The Goddess of Progress 'has cast them aside
For .a newer and better scheme
•Of plying .the seas, -for don't ycu know
That this is the .age oi steam ?
So Mistress Progress said to the ships:
"I'm sorry, but what can I do?
For each ocean grayhdund has taken the place
Of twenty such hulks as you."
•So,-while the grayhoutids plow ln« km,
The ships .at anchor ride,
With nothing -to do but swing back and forth
With the ebb and flood of the tide.
'—Theodore L>. Snelling in Boston Transcript.
^•s AT a-
Mrs. Otway' sighed. Good heavens!
How weary she was of the four walls of
her draAA'ing room! A small house, eA^en
though in Mayfair, was but a restricted
area. Whs* • bad she married Jim ? He
was a deaivgood fellow, of course, but so
monotonous . in his limitations. ' Whr
hadn't she married 'Jack Dalrymple instead of allowing Sophie to appropriate
his £7,000-a year? She could-so.easily
have done it. What lovely things would
.have been hers now! What would she
have chosen for her birthday present tomorrow? Jim, very likely,, wouldn't even
remember that she had a birthday, or.Jf
he did, he would givecher something use:
ful. 'How.she hated useful,things!-
Perha'ps she could cajole him out of a
check? Then she could pay Cerise some-
• thing off her bill and order that new tea
gown that was so adorable." The one she
had on was getting passe, and no self
respecting woman could afford' to be. ill
dressed, especially a pretty one. Mrs.
Otway walked a'cross the room and inspected her face' in the glass. It was
worth inspection, in spite of its discontented expression. It was a very pretty
face. The sleek head and big brown eyes
• were indeed curiously attractive. As she
looked the eyes changed their sulky look
to one of interest.'. For the door opened
to admit Captain Dalrymple. Lalage Otway turned to greet him and then sank
, /into a chair—her own -special chair in
front of the fire.
"To think of the devil seems to have
the same power as to speak of him," she
said, "for my thoughts appear to have
conjured'you here."
"But surely you expected me?" ' '
• "I neATer expected anything good, therefore I'm not as surprised to see you as I
, otherwise should' have been," she returned. . -t ' \
He laughed. "Frankness is veracity's
"I don't pose as veracity. I'm in no
mood for anything so effective. I was
railing at fate'Avhen you came in."
"Were you? What has she been doing?" he asked.
"Enmeshing me in her web, and, alas"
(shrugging her prettyskoulders), "it isn't
even spun of silk!"
"I think, Lalage, that I would have
spun it of silu had you let me."
"And I think, Captain Dalrymple, that
you are using my Christian name without my permission."
"Christian,name! Why, it is as deli-
ciously pagan as you are yourself and as
beautiful," he said.
"Then it serves its purpose, for beautiful things are useful, -o\*en though useful
things are not necessarily beautiful," she
said, as she poured out tea and handed
the.cup aaross to him. "Sugar?" she said,
picking up a piece and offering it to him
with her fingers.
He put out his hand, and grasped hers.
She freed it with a laugh.
How nice-he was! It was delightful to
have such influence over him. What a
fool she AA-ould be to relinquish it! Jim
need never know. Besides, a little comedy scene like this appealed to. her artistic taste.
"What a naughty girl you are," he
She made a grimace and enunciated a
truism: "But for our failings our virtues
would have no background against which
to.be shown up."
The; solemn   manservant   opened   -the
door suddenly as she spoke.  Captain Dal- >
rymple-pushed   back' his chair" from   its
close,  proximity   to   Mrs.   Otway's.    She
looked at the man carelessly—perhaps the
carelessness was' a little overdone—-a little too.obvious.-   /
"What is it,. Mallory?" she asked.
"If you please, mum, Captain Dalrymple's  man. has come,  and   will  Captain
Dalrymple -go at, once, as  he is  wanted
most particularly,"  and  with that   Mallory   closed   thec door  discreetly   behind
"It must be a message from the barracks." Captain Dalrymple explained in
ansAver to Mrs. Otway's look of inquiry.
"It can't be from home, for. as you
know, Sophie' is in Loamshire hunting
and supposes me in Houuslow. And." be
added, with a happy laugh at his recovered bachelorhood, "I'm entirely my own
master. If I. go now, may I come back
"No, no! Not tonight," shaking he-
head. "Jim is coming home to dinner,
and, although a duet is sometimes melodious, I have never heard harmony in a
trio," she said.
"But I must see you again," he said,
with insistence.
"Come tomorrow, then."
"Tomorrow    is    your    birthday.    You
didn't think I'd forgotten it, dearest, md
you?" he said tenderly.
"I expect that you have a convenient
memory,"  she said,  with  a  little sneer
which   was   yet   unable  to   destroy   the
beauty of the face.
Jack Dalrymple came up to the girl.
Lalage," he said, "you are unfair, for
you know that I do nothing else, but
think of you—morning."noon and night."
He took her hand. It lay unresistingly in
his. the pretty pink palm uppermost. He
bent down and imprinted a burning kiss
in it, shutting the fingers .'that they
might hold this record of his infatuation.
"My darling." he went on. speaking hurriedly, "you mustn't mind, but I've sent
you a present. I came up from Houuslow
today purposely-to buy it. You'll wear
it, won't you? iMidn't ask your permission"— .. ;,*   ..
The ubiquitous Mallory again appeared. "If you'pljease, sir. they have sent for
you again," ne said reproachfully.
Lalmge laughed a* the sound of thm
door shutting upon the, captain cuine co
her. It was a pity he had been sent for.
It had been an amusing scene, and it
might have developed into an exciting
one. He was so \rery easy to play upon.
Now, heigh-ho!—and Mrs. OtAvay gave u
yawn of prospective boredom—there' Avas
nothing before her but a dull, tete-a-tete
dinner with Jim, who would probably
tell her little trivialities about the linv
courts and with pride would retail his,
dull remarks—remarks which it required,
an expert in' legal Avit to comprehend
were intended to be an amusing repartee.
But Jim was distrait tonight. Hits
usual bright happiness was clouded. He
had no stories to recount, and he seemed
generally parsimonious of ideas. It f\vus
absurd. Yet Lalage almost thought that
once or twice she encountered a critk-ul
look in his eyes, which was strange to
her. It was -imagination, /'of course, for
she could always manage Jim—Jim.
whose loyal blindness Avas proverbiul.
With an effort she-forced the1 conversation during soup, fish and entree, which
were , in turn marshaled by Mallory.
Even the complacency which had beeu
left from her interview; with Captain
Dalrymple—the ■ aftermath of flattered
vanity—had deserted her; courtesy, the
fruit of .cultivation from the seed policy,
alone supplying .the place of the, usual
dinner discursiveness.' A feeling of tension was in the air, the atmospheric
heaviness - which precedes a thunderstorm. When the servants had left the
room and coffee was upon the table, .Tim
passed Lalage a cigarette" in silence.
He Avatched her light it; then he said
"Lalage, as I came in tonight the postman .ga\'e me a registered letter. As it
is directed to you in Captain Dairympie's
writing I felt it would be better for me to
see you open it now."
"A thousand thanks, Jim, for yoni- consideration,'* she Isaid in sarcasm. Then,
with that self love which sharpens people's wits and induces spurious cleverness, she calmly put out her hand for tbe
package. She'" almost overreached her object by showing too great an indifference,
but Jim couldn't see the terror of exposure., which clutched ■ at her heart and
drove the color ,from her face, and the
electric light was too becomingly shaded
for her to dread its betrayal.
"You silly Jim!" she said, with a nervous laugh. "I believe you're jealous."
Her mind was'"weaving impossible
schemes of escape. The parcel was a
small, square box, well wrapped in brown
paper, with seals so carefully and admirably formed that the Dalrymple crest
was impossible to mistake. With reluctant fingers she broke the seals. The
brown paper gave place to a wooden box.
which, upon being opened, revealed a
small velvet case holding a half hoop dia-
could always be relied upon to do the
right thing, only sometimes at the wrong
Goagh Groomed Like a Race "Horse.
It was the habit of John B. Gough for
40 years to carry tAvo overcoats on his
lecture tours. After his lectures he put
both of them on. the first, a light
one, which he buttoned up tight, and
then the second, a very heavy one. a
sort of combination of heavy ulster and
the regulation overcoat.
His two hour lecture was an unbroken-
succession of contortions and antics that
'left him dripping in perspiration. It required all this covering to protect bis
body from the' air before he changed his
wet clothing for dry.
On his return to his hotel. Mrs. Gough
was always in waiting with fresh clothing. A valet at once 6et to work rubbing
him down, exactly as is the custom of
grooming a race horse at tbe end of the
beat. After this process he appeared
apparently as fresh as ever. He would
eat a bowl of bread and milk and always
wanted an old fashioned bowl.
Mrs. Gough was bis constnnt companion, but did not c attend the lectures.
During the last 12 years of their travel
together she did not hear him once.—
Major J.' B. Pond in Saturday Evening
Baby Love came prancing by,
Cap on head and sword on thigh,   .
Horse to ride and drum to beat—
/All the world beneath his feet.  '
Mother Life was sitting there.
Hard at work and full of care,
'   Set of mouth and sad, of eye;
Baby Love came prancing by.
Baby Love was very proud,
Very lively, very loud;
.Mother Life arose'in wrath,
Set an arm across his path.
Baby Love wept loud and long,
But his mother's arm was strong.
Mother had to work, she said;
Baby Love was put to bed.
'—"In This Our World," Charlotte P. Stetson.
Why the French.  -
Were Unsupported In the
Franco-Prussian War.
moud ring. Thank God, no letter was
there! She gave a sob of thankfulness.
The rest was now easy. Light flashed
upon her as upon the diamonds.
"How absolutely delightful of Sophie!"
she said, calmly putting the ring upon
her finger.
"Of Sophie?" said Jim incredulously.
"Of course" (Avith a hysterical laugh).
"Sophie Dalrymple has often given me
birthday presents. Weren't we school
"But surely not such presents as this?"
"How like a man to appraise the val-
Si! *
Many people have wondered, and not
without reason, why Napoleon III plunf-
ed France into a war with Germany,
unsupported as he was, by any of the
great powers. Yet at the first the emperor's tone Avas one of proud confidence:
it was only too late he discovered that
he had been overreached' by the man who
was the bane of his existence, his arch
enemy—Bismarck. "
But Napoleon HI was' neither so blind
nor so rash as is generally supposed. He
liad taken certain measures' beforehand,
ahd counted upon support which Avas destined to fail him. Had matters turned
out as he expected the issue of the struggle might have been vastly .different.
* c      * * * •,       '*        *
It must
"Are you going to accept it?
have cost about £200."
"Certainly,"   she   said   haughtily,  now
secure in her position.
"Will you write and thanK her?"
"Of course!" rapturously.
"It would please  me if you  wrote at
once.   I will get you pen and ink here."
said  Jim,   still   anxiously   watching  his
wife.  How pretty she was "as she sat and
wrote!   How pleased with the new toy!
What a fool he had been to doubt her!
"Don't go .out, dear boy; Mallory can
post this." she said. "I will give it to
him," going .to the door.
V"No. Lalage. I would rather take it
myself. I shjill feel happier in knowiug
it has. gone." hie said, taking the! letter.
Lalage was a gambler, as are most women. The deed Avas done. The "if I-
perish. I perish," feeling was not strong
enough to disturb her further. When
Jim returned from the errand to the pillar box. he found his wife in. an entrancing mood, and Mine. Cerise by the next
morning's post received a very fair sized
check, with an order for the cream tea
gown.   *    *   *
The sun was shining into the breakfast
room. Jim was immersed in The Morning Post, while Lalage was deep in her
She glanced at him. Surely he was
very ill or the glare was curiously unbecoming, for he appeared positively ashen.
He looked up. His eyes met those of his
"What a magnificent actress the stage
has lost in you!" he said bitterly. "This
should interest you" (reading from the
1 " 'We regret to announce the death
through an accident in the hunting field
which occurred yesterday morning of the
Hon. Mrs. Dalrymple.'
"So Sophie died yesterday morning,
yet posted you a ring in the afternoon.
There's nothing you need trouble to say."
Lalage watched him leave the room.
Some time after she heard the front door
slam. Then she went unsteadily to the
place he had A-acated- She picked up the
newspaper. As she did so the sunsliiut1
sent across it a shower of living sparks.
from the ring upon her finger. What
was it Jim had said about Sophie? That
she was dead ?
She    laughed    hysterically.     "Sophie i
The prime minister of England drove
in haste to the foreign office late in the
afternoon, for the matter which engaged
his attention at tho moment was one of
pressing and vital importance. He had
just returned from an official visit to
Windsor, where a document upon which
hung the fate of a European nation had
received the sanction and signature of
her majesty.
Upon reaching the foreign office he encountered the secretary on the stairs, and
they proceeded together to the private
room of the latter. Depositing the treaty
on the table, the premier inquired:
"Is the messenger ready?"
"He is waiting here. "When must he
"This evening. The treaty must reach
the emperor in the morning, for war may
be declared at any moment."
"It has received her majesty's sanction', then?"
"It has. It will come as a surprise to
Germany, no doubt, when it is made
known, cbut we are bound by motiA-es of
interest and policy alike to support the
French in this struggle. Backed up by
England, France can scarcely fail to be
victorious, and then Ave can dictate terms
to Europe."
"But Bismnrck—does he suspect?"
The premier paused before replying. It
was the one point upon which be did not
feel quite secure.
"No," he said at length; "though he is
ever on the alert, on the watch. I think
we have effectually blinded him on this
move. But this messenger, can we rely
upon him ?"    .
"I think I can answer for Mr. Wharton, a man of tact and resource."
"Very well. I Avill Avrite a dispatch at
once. MeanAvhile Ave must communicate
Avith the emperor by Avire. informing him
that our messenger leaves for Paris tonight with the treaty. He will then feel
his position secure and can act accordingly."
An hour later Mr. Spencer Wharton
was summoned into the premier's presence, who with his own hands delivered
to him the secret treaty.
"I need scarcely impress upon you, Mr.
Wharton," he said, "that this is a matter
requiring the utmost secrecy and dispatch. This document must be placed in
the emperor's hands tomorrow morning
or the consequences may be fatal."
Having seen the treaty safely sealed
up in the messenger's dispatch bag, the
premier went home, not a little relieved
at having got this weighty matter off his
mind. Added to this there was the pleasing consciousness of haA-ing overreached
the wily Bismarck, who had been making
strenuous efforts to secure the neutrality
of England.
MeanAvhile Mr. Spencer Wharton lingered ut the foreign office, never trusting
his precious dispatch bag out of sight.
This hasty journey to Paris was not altogether without its attractions for him.
In fact, he was impatient to be off, to get
tms state mission 'over, so that he might
haAr'e a day or two in the French capital,
whieh he intended to devote to purely
personal affairs.
Just as he alighted from his cab at the
station his attention was attracted to a
group of loungers and one or two grinning porters. In the center stood a lady
who was being subjected to the abuse of
a drunken cabman. Just then Mr. Spencer Wharton caught sight of her face.
He started and the next moment was elbowing his way vigorously through the
"Mme.  Vincent!"  he  cried  in  amazement.    "You in England!   I thought"—
'  Instantly the lady turned toward him
with a look of pleasure and relief and
held our small gloved hand.
"Ah," she exclaimed with a 6lightly
foreign accent, "what it is to behold a
friend! This man is grossly insolent. He
has lost one of my boxes and declares he
never received it.   What am I to do ?"
"Leave me to deal with him," replied
Wharton, with rising indignation. "It
you go inside, 1 will join you in a moment."
He roundly berated the cabman "for his
Incivility, but could get little but of him.
The man declared he had never seen the
box, and Wharton had to content himself
with taking the man's number and hastened to rejoin Mme. Vincent.
"Ah, how grateful I am to you, my
friend!" she said, raising her eyes to her
companion's face with a look that thrilled through him. "But my box? Shall 1
recover it?"
"I hope so," returned Wharton. "1
have taken the man's number and will
see to it on my return from Paris."
"Paris!" she cried.    "You are going to
"How fortunate!   I am returning there,
myself.     I  confess  that I' dreaded   the
journey, but now I shall travel with an
easy mind,c for I know there is a friend at
"I shall not trus^ you out of my sight."
he said in a low voice. "Fear nothing;
you will not be exposed again to such insolence. But how comes it that you are
in England? . I thought you had settled
down in Paris and looked forAA'ard to the
pleasure of seeing you when I had transacted the business which takes'me across
the channel." '
"A dear friend of mine was ill here in
London—dangerously ill," she replied.
"I hastened across a week ago to see her.
But you?" she added, raising her beautiful eyes to ins face again. "I have not
seen you for a month at least. I thought
you had quite forgotten me."
"Forgotten you!" he said ardently. "I
assure you I welcomed this journey to
Paris, as I hoped it would afford me an
opportunity of seeing'you again."
The train was rather crowded; but they'
selected   a  compartment  in   which   twTo
gentlemen were already seated, both deep
in their ncAvspapers.
On the journey down an extraordinary
and someAvhat ludicrous incident occurred. The tAvo gentlemen—foreigners evidently—were discussing ' the burning
question of the hour—the prospect of.hostilities between France and Germany.
They appeared to hold different vieAvs
upon the subject. The discussion waxed
Avarm; high Avords arose: Finally one of
the disputants seemed to lose complete
control of himself. Springing,to his feet,
he dashed his newspaper into the other's
Madame screamed, and as it appeared
highly probable the two excited politicians Avould come to bloAVs Wharton
sprang forward to separate them. It Avas
some little time, however, before he succeeded in pacifying them.
This incident, joined to the scene at the
station, Avas evidently too much for Mme.
Vincent's nerves. Upon reaching Dover
she declared that she felt too weak and
ill-to proceed farther and would remain
at a hotel for the night.
"I wish I could stay and see you safely
across in the morning," Avhispered Wharton as he lingered by her side. "It is
really too bad, but unfortunately there is
no help for it. Duty renders it imperative that I should reach Paris early in
the morning; othei-Avise"—
"Go," she murmured faintly. "You
have, been most kind and attentive. As
for me, a good night's rest will restore
"When shall I see you again?"
"Tomorrow evening, in Paris. Oh,
those wretched men! They have quite
upset me. Now, do not miss your boat on
my account.    Goodby till tomorrow."
Tucking his dispatch bag under his
arm, Wharton stepped on board the boat,
his mind agitated by conflicting emotions.
The following morning the secretary
for foreign affairs reached his office rather earlier than usual, for the papers had
announced to him that war had already,
been declared. The French emperor, relying upon the telegraphic communication Avhich had reached him the evening
before from the prime minister of England, had taken that decisive step. To
the general public the announcement was
startling, for many thought that actual
hostilities were yet far distant.
The foreign minister Avas engrossed in
a copy of The Times when he Avas interrupted by the hurried entrance of the
premier himself.
"We have been either tricked or betrayed!" snid the premier excitedly.
Read this. It. has just reached me from
the emperor of France."      ^'
He laid a telegram on the table. The
communication Avas in cipher, but the
rendering of it was written underneath.
It contained the startling announcement,
"Messenger has not arriA'ed."
Consternation reigned in the foreign office that morning. Messages were flashed to Dover, to Calais, making anxious
inquiries for the missing messenger. It
Avas found that he had reached the latter
port in safety, but there all trace "of him
was lost.
It Avas too late, however, to remedy the
evil, war haA-ing actually been declared.
England was forced to Avithdraw from
the position which she proposed to take
with regard to France. She was compelled to remain neutral, Avhich was precisely what Prince Bismarck desired.
* * * * ♦ * *
Not for many years afterward was it *
discovered  now  or under what circumstances the 'messenger had disappeared.
"Then,  strangely  enough, news came of
him from America. _■
It appears that he had been living
there under an assumed name and upon
his deathbed told his story to a friend.
Briefly it was this: ■
Upon reaching Calais it had occurred
to him to examine his bag in order to ascertain if the treaty was safe.' "He opened it and, to, his horror, found—blank papers! , r
Looking at the bag more, carefully,, he
saw that it was not really his, but one-
closely resembling it, even to the;many-
half torn labels which covered it. Then*
the truth, suddenly dawned upon him.
His own bag had been purloined in the
train to:Dover and another substituted,
in its place.
And Mme. Vincent—Bhe who had won,
his affections, who had repelled' or en-"
couraged him, to suit her purpose? Too
late he saw that she was one of Bismarck's secret -emissaries. It flashed
across him that the scene at the station,
the quarrel in the train, were all prear- „
ranged. While his attention was engaged with the tAvo foreigners Mme. Vincent had effected the change of bags.
The wretched messenger, knowing the
consequences that would ensue, was
driven,to .despair. He voAved never to
return to England. Disguising himself,
he made his way to Havre, whence he
embarked for the United States.—Penn$
Pictorial Magazine.
r An Egyptian Stern Wheeler,
An Egyptian stern wheeler is built to
float over the shoals and rapids of the
Nile.   There i» no going down long, slippery iron ladders to her engine room,'ijpr ,
she has no hold, everything being carried
above water line—cabins, stores and eit- '
gines.     Indeed   the , steam   cylinders . lis
exposed, one on either side and a little
forward   of  the   very   primitive   looking,
stern paddle wheel, which looks more( as*
if it-belonged to some'agricultural imple- .
ment than a steamship.    The reason for .
this is that,  although nearly a hundred';
feet long,-^he_only draws about l_foot 9- ,
inches of water, consequently she has ho
doAvn stairs.- ^„    ' .   -•
Probably those engaged in the engine
rooms of some of the great liners which.1
ply to the far east'would- be only  too, .
glad if Avhen going through the Red sea- •
they  could  bring their engine  room, ori
deck too, instead" of seething below in a
temperature   which   sometimes   exceeds
130 degrees.    What -wonder they at such
times faint away and are brought up and
laid  on  deck,   where  they  are. brought
"round roughly but effectively by the free ■"
application of parls of water drawn from',
the tepid sea.—Chambers' Journal!
 : : (•.
'Won on a Bluff.
. "It does me good to, rnee.t/up with
one of that class of people who think
they know it all," said the old man;
with the ancient hat. "1 was coming)
over from Baltimore on a .train 'thoi,
other day, and a man" who was writing]
•in a book asked -me how,.to spellj"
'proper.' I told him, but a know it,alii
who sat near disputed me. -1 bet hi'mj
$10 even up that I was right and prbvXj'
ed I was by fdur disinterested' men.!'
I gave the, $10 to charity." '    '"'    T
"How did the-man contend the.word.';
should be spelled?" Avas asked. '.|
"Why,  be said  there  was only  ono!'
'p' in it." , j-
"And you stuck for two, eh?"    ,.        \
, "I did.   I insisted that it was spelled/
'propper,' and be finally oAvned up like;
a little man and banded rne over thei
money." ]
"And  would< you   like  to  make theJ
'.' "ill
'   ' I'      i * -,'   fl|
\      .     .1?.'
-1-' m
t I   *
ahd leave it to tho:
same Avager again
dictionaries?" ■
"Not much!   I consulted 'em all next'
day and discovered that I bad bluffed;
that poor chap  out of his  wealth."—'!.
Washington Post. i
Mrs. Fiske will use "Becky Sharp**-
again next year. ,
The Prince of Wales cpmplimented
Mrs. Carter for her acting in "Zaza."
AndreAV  Mack  is  to  appear  in  a
Irish- piece   next   season   entitled   '
Deronda  Mayo,  youngest daughter "of
the  late  Frank   Mayo,   is  going  on  the
stage next season.
Mrs. Langtry's jeAvcls are said to be
the most expensive' and finest collection
possessed by any actress.
Marie Tempest may do Nell .G.wynn in
the adaptntion of Anthony Hope's noA'el,
"Simon Dale," in London.
Margaret Fuller, daughter of Chief
Justice Fuller, Avill be in Augustus
Thomas' "We Gentlemen From Texas"
next season.
A    prominent    Italian    paper    accuses
Henryk    Sienkiewic/.  of  having  derived
the material for his novel, "Quo Vadis,"" •
from several old Italian stories.
S. Weir Mitchell will not allow the
dramatization of his "Hugh Wynne," but
has authorized.Langdon Mitchell to make
a play from "The Adventures of Francois."
Henry E. Dixcy is to star once more
next season, and this time Avith plenty of
backing. Lieblor & Co. haA-e secured him
for the title role in "The Adventures off
Francois." ;      ,
Louis James and Kathryn Kidder will
make next season an elaborate production of "Midsummer Night's Dream,"
Avith Mr. James as Bottom and Miss
Kidder as Helena.
Sarah Bernhardt and Maude Adams
will be playing here simultaneously ia
"L'Aiglon" next autumn. Richard Mansfield says he -will produce another dramat
on the same subject of Bonaparte's son,
"The King of Rome."
Of Limited  Dnrntion.
"Professor, what is the plastic period
of man's life?"
"Let me see; well, I hope I am not rash
in saying that the first three months
might perhaps be so considered."—Indianapolis Journal. A WMR •»•« CNSAM Or TARTAR POWDER
Highest Honors, World'* Fair
Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair
Avoid Baking- Powder . containing*
•Ian., Th«y are Injurious to health
students of bird life. Tbe faculty
cf the Audul on Society. With
these authorities we would suggest
anj7 oubter to corrcs] ond if the\
wou'd wirfh to de.il with the matter in a- perfectly fair manner.
Many other high references can .be
given in addition to thosespeken of.
m J5. an&erson, BMfor.
«#" Advertisers who want their ad
ohangred, should get copy in by
19 a.m. day before issue.
Subscribers    failing     to   receive     The
Nkw.h regularly will confer a favcr by  noti
ying   the' office.
Job Work Strictly C. O. D.
Transient Ads Cash in Advance.
Owing   to   the   institution   of a
Friday mail, the News   will   hereafter  be   issued   on  Wednesdays.
We have lately  had   considerable
.. Hifliculty in making any   sort  of
coiinection with the post, and ' this
- has been annoying to our subscrib-
. em and most inconvenient  for ourselves.    If we find that the   antici-
pated change is not suitable  after
Xx ial, we will change   again,  until
<-we get it right.    We must suit our
patrons if .we bust   the  preys   in
, We print this week. a le'. t er from
:; . Mr. Roe taking us   to   task ab >ut
<fen*mpioning of ravens.    No doub.
Ie birds do harm at times. #  We
t^jadmitted that in  our article,
&&t:werepeat what  we said.    Not
v> condemn  all for the faults  of
Some.   Th   this  we   concede  that
harm is done in seme   cases.    Mr.
...Roe'-'evidently iooks at the question
through vesy narrow   glasses,   for-
he Will not concede that these birds
do   any   good,      thus  taking the
blindly   unreason ing   stand which
i" so common,  and   which  we are
,.,t striving to show up. Tbat the ravens
jttetnot wholly bad we  know c from
^personal observation, having  lived
lor years in places where they were.
so numerous that, had they ■ been,rso':'"
inclined,  they  could   have  easily
wiped out the  large numbers   of
poultry belonging to  the residents.
, Then, we do not trust to   our   own
knowledge altogether in these matters, but to that of such men as Dr.
C.H. :Meriian, of the Smithsonian,
J. Fannin, of Victoria,   both   eminent Ornithologists  and   profound
vVe have just received fiom the
pu'»iishe:s, Messrs Davis & Lawrence Co , Ltd., of Montreal, a few
co_.)ii-s of "the latest edition (the
sixth) of.their pu^lscalion ■ ''Nursing the Sick." This booklet be-
inj; written by a professional nuise
has no only the approval of the
medical profession, but is contidei-
ed an invaluable acquisition to
every household, being literally a
first aid " to the wounded,' or a
simple medical arid surgical handbook: It is published in Pxench
and English, and may be obtained
by enclosing a , 2c. stamp . to the
above mentioned firm.
Pretoria, Aug. 80.—Gen.   Baden-
Powell 3 or 4   days   ago  attacked
Gen.   Grobelar   near   Warmbaths
and ihen prepared to   bivouac  for
the night.    As so'un as it was  d:irk
Baden-Powell's whole force made a
detour and   at dawn .was  sixteen
miles in  Grubelar's   rear.    Baden-
Powell tapped the  Boer  telegraph
line to Pieterburg and sent  a   u.-
gent  request   for , reinforcement:*.
The Boer commandant   wired th-tt
a train  would   leave limned hi tely
wheueupon Baden-Powell. p:epaied
to way lay the train but the   Boers
learned  of   his   pr?scni e.    Baden
Powell then summoned Girote.arV
force to sin render.      The   negutia
tions were   proceeding   w'. en o   the
British commander was last haard
London. Sept. 1.—A Queenstown
despatch dated yesterday, d scribes
dramatically the capture of Gen..
Oliver during the Boer attack on
Wiriburg. Eight Queenstown vo-
unteers mad • a sortie from the
town and 'took up a   position in   a
The hot weather suddenly cbhiing  on    is   very   oppressive,    and
do j  !y so to those not suitably clothed for'it.     The prices   which    will'
reign here for the coming week will -be away under all competition,   as
all summer eoods must eo witho.it reserve.     Below you will find some
eye openers regarding our s le:
•':V. -i ■ '••   .
Summer muslins, ginghams, piques,.d%;t wortn from  12^ to   20
cents sale price 8 cents pen yard.
Womens' white wear—Night gowns, trimmed ^ith embroidery, sale
price 75c. Night gowns, trimmed with embroidery, insertion and
tucking, regular $,1.50, sale price $r_.oo. White sl£irts worth 75 cents
sale price 65 cents. White skirts'.worth $1.00, sale 1f>rice 65 cents.
White skirts $[.50, sale price $1.00   ', -'•    ^
MILLINERY    ., :,   _
Those pretty hats ranging in price from $1.25 to $6.50^/2^0   be
, sold at prices which will appeal to all as being a regular slaufiiter.
The die is cast and they will have to go.     It is our lossp but '^SlV
t •    . r     1   * 1   1 » -    1 * * ■ 11   ■'■ ■1
through   which   the
passed and behind the Boer position. As the Boer* retired through
the Donga in single file-they w*re
held up one by one and put undsr
the charge of a couple of men out
of sight, until the colonials cap
tured 28, including Oliver asd
three sons. As 200 Boers were following behind in close order the
Colonials began hard volley firir.jf
with the result that they killed 6
Boers and frightened off the otheri
who had no idea of the actual number in the Donga.
London, Sept. 3.—Lord Roberta
h; s formally annexed the Transvaal to»d iv.
London, Sept. 3.—Gen. Dewitt is
reported to have appeared again
along the Win berg road.
Pretoria, Sept.   3.—Mr.   Kruger
and Mr. Styne have  gone   to Bar
berton, believed they are preparing
for flight.    General opinion is that
Lot one, consists of children's and misses' hats
worth from $1.25 to $2.00, sale price 75 cents.
Lot two, consists of misses' and womens' hats
worth from $2.50 to $4.50, sale price $1.50 .
Lot three, consists of womens hats        :
worth from $4.50 to $6.50,  sale price $2.50
JFomens'  sailers, now  15  to 25 cents.
HOSIERY'.'   ;,   ■
.Womens' fast black hose, Worth   15   cents, now 16 cents a pair.,
Womens' fast black hose, worth 2 5- cents, now 1 5 cents per pair.
'*     Lqys' ribbedcotton hose, 20 cents per pair. ; ,,   ...
Do hot1 forget our shoe department, the prices ar*- easy on .you- purses.
NOTICE:—The above prices are hot y tuff f< r all competitors. ■ Our July  sah-s  come  only   once  a  yea"'
Come and see, y air eves will tell you more tl..-.n any advertisement.    Persuasive prices at
Fancy Goods, Toys, etc.
wai is now very near over,
Should Boers construct strong-
holds in the bush a»d begin a system of raids, the Britisli would re :
qq,ire further large supplies of
horses. Builer has moved 14 miles
northwest alon* the Lydehburg
road. He found Boers concentrating across Crocodile mountain. A
Boer force under Gen. Thororn
broke through the British lines and
captured a supply1 train at Klip
river," taking 35 prisoners. Bra-
bint's horse proceeded ' there,' they
recaptured the prisoners and drove
Boers into hills. Col. Plurner disposed of a small commando eant of
Pirrer's river, capturing 26 Boers
and a wagon and quantity of cartridges and cattle.
Ottawa, Sept.l.—Lacrosse matofc
between Capitals and Westminster
teams won by New • Westminster,
4 to 1.
Vancouver. Sept 3.—Very sad
drowning accident occurred a ftw
miled up-coast from Vancouver last
night, near Powfli lake. Aubrey
Lund, A. Vaughan, J Short, and
J. Pride rowed into mid stream to
meet and board str. (Jomox on ht-r
return home. Steamer in darkness ran the boat down cutting it
in too. Short and pride reached
shore but Lund and Vaughan were
evidently drawn under by the
steamer or after swimming short
distance became exhausted and
gunk. Both were prominent citizens in Vaucouver.
Victoria, Sept. 3.—Sir. Amur
arrived to-day from Skagway bringing news of a disastrous fire at
Atlin. Business part of town was
swept bjj- fire last Sunday, loss forty
thousand dollars.
: -...       '_■'■■• i ■■
Another Carload of
The Flour we handle is acknowledged to be the best on the
market.     The large quantity we are selling is
A Large Shipment from San Francisco Direct
Another Large Shipment opened out last week
A Full !&ock of Groceries.        We give a Cash Discount on all purchases,
SEASON -1900.
fall stock: comflete.
SE3STID;   IFOrEi   19QO    O-A.T^.IL.OO-'CJE!.
Charles E.  Tisdall,   Vancouver, B. C.
GoliiKQbia Flolipii^g MiMs'^Q--'
Emgarian, Three Star ^i    Strong Ba-
Superfine s^re Wheatlets
R. P: RITHET & CO., Limited.
«'    Two
*j • Star.
Per Gunnie.
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