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V0T9   i
«9- ?7.
Vol. 1,
agent for the celebrated
Raymond Sewing Machines
and ii) fnturo will curry a stock of the Lutes Styles of JIucliiniiB, nlso
NpcdlQS, Oil, &c, &c.     Prices are so low anjl torins bo easy that
it will not pay you to bo without pne.
Every  Machine  Guaranteed.
still selling
Stoves at Cost.
lliicdiviirp, Pujiits ft Oils, Tinware. f Iranitiiwuro, otc.
A. GODFREY, New Westminster, B. C.
Parnell & Gunn,
The Westminster Grocers
and Feed Merchants.
Call and see them, and Save Money
yvhen  in Town*
SW Opposite C. P.. R, Station, 807 Columbia St,, Wpstminstpr, B. C.
Rough & Dressed Lumber,
f.itii, shlujtle*.. Moultlinjn, Plain nnd Fancy Pickett, poor", Window*, Frninei, Blind-,, Turned
Wurk,otc.,iiiidall khuln of Interior rlbUtl. l'lnln ami Curved Mimicl*., Biore mid.OllIci!
Pitthutr. Fruit and Hulmnn Ho-cor, Not-tl mis, Ac. Imiiiirium of l'lnln, Frtuiy uud Commou
VVluduiv litu.M.   t^. Varditaiid Wureliouiei, Culumblu fltroot Wcit,
R. JARDINE. Local Manager.
ton'who werp visiting with friends
here for the last week have returned to their homes.
Langley Prairie, Sept. 28,1,895,
au Styles and Warns
For Sale at
The Leading
Public Library Block
Agent  for  the
Langley Prairie.
Correspotrl.iiro hitnitRY Timkb.
Mr. J. lirnden, In-other of R. A.
llruden of Langley I'rairie, visited
him at his home Inst week. He is
a stockholder in the Iirnntford
Starch Co., and is out on a business
Mr. R. K. Mclnncs has been
putting an  addition to his house.
There has been an Epworth
League started at Langley I'rairie
Methodist Church. It is progressing satisfactorily, having nowsome
2.r) members. It hus held one
We had a couple of frosts last
week. Thoy cut everything beforo
Mrs. McAdum and Mrs. Ilumil-
Tho columns of ihl- i»i,.ur .re Irtio lu all (or
tbu (li.cu-.lou of ,nibllo nnmors, Ol eourso wo
bn Dot rc.i,otiBltilu lor lb. opluloii, of oorr...
Tinehead School.
To the Editor ol S0RR.T Tihib.
Sir,~-As a Surrey resident and
taking as I do, a keen interest in
school matters, I fully expected
that Messrs. lnglis or Davis would
have had something, however
feeble, to say in reply to Mr.
I). M. Robertson's scathing letter
which appeared in a late issue of
your paper regarding school matters. Not having replied, the
public are left to assume not only
that Mr. Robertson is perfectly
justified in tlie action he is taking,
but that these gents are possessed
of hides like a rhinoceros and are
utterly devoid of either sense or
shame, and it is now a question of
just how long the Tinehead school
electors will tolerate them. It is
rumored that Mr. Davis intends
to resign. This is the best thing
he can do, after what has happened,
and it has surprised many of his
friends that he should lend himself to such an unmanly course as
he has done; of the other fellow,
nothing better ever was expected,
as there never was anything in him
except what the snoon put there.
The Tinehead settlers are perfectly
safe in leaving this matter in Mr.
Robertson's hands and I will be
very much mistaken in my man,
if he does not see things put right,
and the school run properly before
be is finished with them.
ToinlorB will bo Mt'Glv.,1 liy tbo umlorifgiiril
un lo ii.iiiii ol Sntitrlny, Oct   alb, for tbu .up.
fly of .'-von ricks ot woii.1 to Clovorovlo school,
urlkoiiirfl cau bo bao on upplloauoti to
j. r. uAi.liit.UTH, MonUrr,
Oior.lil.ls, b'otiL 3d, llllt.
FisinsiiMKN say that tho sund
bur opposite lirownsvillo ■ wharf
has been entirely removed by the
Mu. A. FbrqUSon adverting)) four
lino calves for sale. A good opportunity to get Into Jersoy stock on
easy conditions.
Tim woathcr for tho past week
has been vory lino. TueBijuy wub
a little dump, but the balance of
tho week hus been delightful,
Mn. James Bnj.wsTi.it, who has
lensod tho Brownsville Hotel, provides free ferryago across the river
for nil patrons ot tho house.
Mn. R. A, Bk.uikn hus finished
the (minting of Dr. Sutherland'*'
handsiimo residence, hut has still
somo decorating to do on other
residences hero. Thp Starr Hotel
is coming in for a share of improvement.   	
Nothjiwi now has transpired in
regard to thp suggested cheese factory for Surrey, It will soon be
timo for our dairymen to take up
this mutter in'earnest if they mean
to accomplish anythjng for next
Tub Harvest Thanksgiving services in St, Alban's Church, Langley, and Christ Church, Surrey, on
Thursday, were largely attended.
Rev. Mr. Gowan preached on both
occasions, and his earnest sermons
were listened to with rapt attention. Tlie snored edifices were
handsomely decorated for the occasion, 	
TpE Great Northern Railway
Company is applying to the Westminister Council for a ferry service
to meet the trains at Brownsville.
The servjee is unquestionably needed for the accomodation of the
public, and will no doubt be granted. It is hard to imagine any
just reapon why it should not he.
A resident of Cloverdnle was
roping some trunks for a couple
of ladies the other day. A feature
of the operation appears to have
made him a trifle uneasy, and ho,
explained matters to the ladies by
remarking: ''You needn't bq
alarmed. I'm not exactly a par.
son, though I am tying the knot."
Mn. Jas. Punch has leased his
hotel premises at Brownsville to
Mr. Jas. Brewster, an old resident
of Westminster city and district,
and one of the best known and
most popular men between here
and Barkersville. Mr. Punch intends to devote his attention to
farming, and expects to have forty
acres of his ranch ready for crop
next year,    	
Mr. A. Milton passed our office
on Wednesday with a wagon full of
sheep. The appeared to be fine
animals, and we presume Mr, Milton intends to try sheep-raisjng. A
few years ago several farmers in
this locality had flocks of sheep,
but the animals became affected
with a disease resulting from too
much dampness, and the breeders
dropped out of the business for a
time, contemplating better drainage to make better conditions,
The grouse season opened on
Tuesday, and town sportsmen
were plentiful in the woods and
by-ways of Surrey. Fortunately
there are still grouse enough left
for breeding purposes. A shooter
who was wearily making for home
along the Yale road was asked
what luck? "None," he said, "but
there was game in sight. A big,
fat grouse was sitting on a log, but
just as I fired, he dodged like the
Rand scheme, and I missed him—
aimed too high."
Trout Ashing in Surrey streams
is not the reliable sport that
townspeople arc apt to imagine
from occassional newspaper reports. On Saturday tlie Serpentine was lined with anglers from
Westminster, and at going-home
time there were still more anglers
than trout in sight. The fact is
tlie trout have not yet come up the
stream in any quantity. Just
after the heavy rains of last week,
Mr. D. M. Robertson, C. C. Cameron, and some others appear to
have dropped upon a school of fish
passing up the stream, and made
big hauls, and this being published
gave a false impression. Excepting that lucky catch, very few trout
have been caught in the Serpentine
this year. Anglers are having better and more regular sport in the
Nicomekl. Messrs. Churchland
and Laffere, and Dr. Kay have
had good success for some time
past in this stream, usually returning home with full baskets. The
river must be fished at low tide,
and wading boots are necessary,
One of the first families to locate
in Cloverdale was that (if Mr. John
McMillan, who, liko others of the
pioneers, had sanguine expectations
of the future of the now town—expectations that, unfortunately, have
not been realized, Mr. McMillan
struggled along with thp littlo community for nearly four ypars, but
last summer disposed of his property here, and is now up Kamloops
wiiy'looking up a now location. Of
his four daughters, ono is teaching
school at Whatcom, one married
Mr. John Mitchell, formerly foreman of the'Brunette logging camp
in Surrey, the third married Mr.
Alderman Munday, of Sapperton,
and the youngest makes her homo
with Mrs. Munday. On Saturday
last Mrs, McMillan left to spend a
fow weeks with her daughters in
Sapperton, after which she will go
to Whatcom. Thus all tlio members of tho family havp bid goodbye to Gloverdalp, very much to
the rpgret of a large circle of friends
here, who hoppd to have ihom for
neighbors for years to cbnip. Mr.
McMillan, it is probable, will call
around occasionally to renew acquaintance with old friends, but
the other members of tlie family
hove Ijkply left Cloverdale permanently, though no doubt they will
carry many kindly recollections
with thpm. All hero wil| join in
wishing thpm abundant prosperity
in their new locations.
The Grpat Northern Railway
people havp made a change in the
stopping place of thp train at
Cloverdale. This, wp presume, is
in response to tne complaint of
BUBBEY Times that this foreign
railway company wus operating
25 miles of railway through Canada, practically without accomodation for freight or passengers. Ar-
rangpments have been made for the
use of two rooms in the section
house—one for frpight and onp for
passengers, and tlie train now
stops opposite the section house,
This was an entirely unexpected
move on the part of the company,
and hy no means meetsthe vipws of
people here. Nevertheless, it
counts for something as indicating
that the company realizes that the
ppoplp along the Canadian section
of thpir road are entitled to some
consideration. Our crowded space
will not permit of a fair discussion
of thp matter in this issue. Next
week we shall have something
further to say.
The annual exhibition held at
Langley Prairie on Tuesday, was
very successful. The weather wns
threatening and some rain fell, but
there was nevertheless a large attendance of exhibitors and visitors.
The entries werp more numerous
than on former occasions, and the
display of products was highly
satisfactory, A good many people
were present from Surrey, and all
speak in high terms of the show.
Unfortunately the Editor of Surrey Times was held over on
business in Westminster and was
not able to avail himself of an invitation to be present. Better luck
next time.
If25 was granted to thp Clover
Valley road, north end, just south
of the G. N. It., work to bp let by
Coun. Hurdy was authorized to
expend #50 in opening gravel pits,
und repairing Elgin bridge.
Thp Clerk wus instructed to
notify J. Park? to remove his
fences off tho Clover Valley road,
and build a bridgo ovor the ditch
ho had dug across the road, on or
boforp the 1st p/ JJgvomher, also to
cease pulling up the covering of
tlie bridge.
Coun. Burnett to make pnquirioB
in Registar and Land oflicps re.
Jus, Wilson's title to ranch.
Coun. Moggridge brought in a
report of the untaxable lands that
at present are represented on tho
collectors roll as an asset, and recommended that thoy be struck off,
which on motion wus done.
The Rppvp rpportpd having stop-
pod the work on the slough in
ward 1, as the appropriation was
not enough to carry thp work
through to thp river, and as in-
terpstpd parties wpre not willing
for tho slough to bp clparpd out
part of thp way thp work had to
stop.—On motion this action of
the Reeve's was unanimously
Thp mattpr of thp- collector suc-
ing for taxes was brought up, and
on rofprring to thp original motion
it was found to read, "that tho
collector bp authorized to enter
suit for all delinquent tuxes prior
to 1895, that aro not paid on or before the 15th of Octobpr.'l
The amendment to the pound
by-law was taken up an<| advanced
to its third rpading.
$450 was placpd in thp Bank of
B. C. saving bank department, as
a sinking fund,
On rpcommpndatipn of thp finance committee, the following
chequcB wpre issued: 0, Brown,
refund from tax sale 1898, and expenses re. sale of Wade estate,
$2fi.50 ; M. K. Harrington,, on contract, $20 j J. Jpitznpr, $18.50 ; G.
M. Thrift, 188.06 ; W. McMonnomy,
on contract, $9; J. Crutchley, $3 ;
Clerk, stationery otc., $6,20; R
McClinton, #19.61 ; G, Koutley,
Port Kells road, $43.70; J, Drink-
water, $1.50; W, B, Springer,
Saridall road, $10 ; G. W, Sterling,
Yale road, WO; J. D, Cameron,
balancp contract, $7 ; G. B. Tre-
quenne, Hunt road, $10; J, Connolly, on contract, $9.05 ; J, G.
Barton, culverts Clover Valley
road, $9.75 ; Collector, (taxes) I),
McRae, $4,50 j John Keery, in.
demnity, $10; J. P. Galbraith,
secretary Agricultural Society, Surrey, balance of grunt, $25,
Council adjourned for 8 wppks, to
meet Oct, 19th, at 1 p. m.
they are past. In 1891 nt Surrey
Centre, the Associulion hnd u roll
of 82 members, ulmost half of
them city men. In 1892 nlso at
Surrey Centre, tho membership
roll dropped to 47, nml the society
was only able to pay SO cents on
the dollar. No one, however, ber
lieves that that wns the fault of the
management or of the location, It
was simply a manifestation of tbo
collapse of the "boom" Hint hus
been manifesting itself ever since
in all linos with increased emphasis,
In order to show the Columbian
reporter how greatly he is mistaken,
I givp here tlm full membership for
the ypar 1892 at Surrey Centre,
and for 1898 at Cloverdnle, immediately following the removal |
1892, 1893.
T. Fallowlleld,    P. Johnson,
T. Poster,
C. Hrown,
C. Corncrpss,
J. Shannon,
D. Johnson,
G. W.'Cann,
J. Stnrr.
C. C. Cameron,
A. Milton,
It. M- Palmer,
Moggridge Bros.
Jas. Punch,
Thos. Shannon,
J. W. McCallun
E. M. Wiltshire, H. T. Thrift,
Dr, Powell, Wm, Collishaw,
A. Cameron, J. Armstrong,
A. J. Gordon, J. P. llulbroith,
T, Culbprt, A. J. Annand,
Mrs. Illinkinsop, J. W. Rankin,
Wm. Preston, A. Douglas,
A. Murphy, J, I. llreen,
Mrs. Tutony, J. McMillan,
D. Mackenzie, J, Scars,
J. Keery, Thn?. Biggar,
Wm. Collishaw, J. Mcintosh,
R. S. Yeomans, Geo.  Underwood,
J. Armstrong, E. J. Newton,
J, 1*. Bowell,
A, A, Richmond,
Alex. Mavis,
(I, Boothroyd, -
J. F. Boothroyd,
H. T. Thrift,
J. B, Atkinson,
G. Boothroyd,
I. L. BriggB,
J. M. Blackie,
G. B, Corbould,   P. lib-key,
A. J. Tohnie,       T. Watson
II. MeParland,
H. B. Shadwell
A. B, Wyld,
E. T. Wade,
J. Churchland,
E, Andprson,
J. Punch,
U. K. Mi-Kim"",
A. Murphy,
A. H. llor'ne,
1". E. Muster,
J. II. Starr,
S. Walker,
Thos. Foster,
Surrey Council.
Council met on Saturday, Sept.
28, at 1 p. m,   Members all present.
Communications were read from;
J. E. Murphy, enclosing nn order
from Geo, Walker, re. bridge contract.—Not accepted.
AV, K. Harrington, asking an
advance of $40 on contract,
A petition from G. H. Wales,
and eight others, asking that the
Clover Valley road north of the
Yale road be cleared of all obstructions and that the covering he not
romoved any more from tho bridges.
Tenders were then opened and
tho following contracts awarded :
Clover Valley road, soutli end, 47
rods, to W. Robinson for $30; Newton road, 25 chains to 11. Gardner
at  $2.75   per   chain; Serpentine
Surrey Agricultural Society,
To tit. Editor o( SORtt.y Times.
Sir,—In the Columbian's otherwise excellent report of the Exhibition held in Cloverdale last week,
the reporter takes occasion to
state, with a positiveuess not in
any sense justified by the facts,
that the removal of the exhibition
to Cloverdale three years ago, dissatisfied a "great many " farmers,
who refused to exhibit, and that
the dissatisfaction continuos to
exist, Also that Mud Bay and
Kensington \vere not sufficiently
represented at the late show, because of that grievance, lt would
accomplish no good purpose to go
into the details of the causes that
led to the removal of the exhibition
to Cloverdale, further than to say
that it was the wish of a very large
majority of the members, and that
the management knows of no one
of any particular consequence who
bus remained out because of the
removal.   Other things, it is truo,
havcoccurredtoweakcn the society, j interest of the Society, in every
more particularly the excessive re-1 way, requires that the annual ex
duction of the Government grant, i hiliition should be held nt Clover
P. J, Boothroyd, I). MacKenzie,
J. Murchison,     G, P. Dafoe,
E. J. Newton,      Hop Lee,
J, F, Galbraith,   Wm. Murray
B. K, McElmon, J. B. Murchi-on,
A. Milton, Jos. Shannon,
J. W. McCallum.C. W. McCallum,
C. McCallum, J. E. Murphy,
C. Cameron, Wm. McBride,
J. Shannon,        J, Keery,
G. P. Dafoe.        W. Hoosick.
It will be observed that the
membership is precisely 47 names
in both cases. It will also be noticed.
that while there were eight or nine
non-exhibiting Westminster people
belonged in 1892, and who then
dropped out, as they no doubt
would have done in uny event, the
membership was made up by resident exhibitors of Surrey and
Langley. There is no one who
will say that was not a gain.
Then, as to Mud Bay und Kensington. In 1892, the society had
only one member from Mud Bay,
Mr. Dan. Johnston, President, and
he has continued to be a member,
while several others have been
added at Cloverdale, namely, W.
McBride, in 1893 ; A. Dinsmore,
A. H. Home, Steveson Bros., in
1894; and J. B. Loney and F.
McRae in 1895. I can find the
names of three at Kensington who
were members in 1892, and who
have not since been members at
Cloverdale, against four who have
joined since 1892, und f have no
ground to believe that nny one of
those three withdrew because of
tho change to Cloverdnle. One or
all of them may have done so, but
if so, their action does not speak
much for their intelligence, seeing
that a very large majority of the
members are very certain that  the
but otherwise the Association has
gained in every way by the change
dale.   The Westminster   Show, I
may remind   the   Colombian  re-
 ,  ., .............. porter, went through n  somewhat
C. M. Nicholson nt $1.05 per chain ; I below will  demonstrate.   Neither I similar  process   a few years  ago,
road, 40 chains to J. Connolly and to Cloverdale, us the memberships
/-   \l   Vi..1...I...., ..* tl ur. ...... ..i..,:.,.   1...1    ...:n    Js,.. . ._      B.T-1.1	
Johnston road, 80 rods gravelling! is it true that the yard exhibit at
to Wm. Johnston for 50 cents per j the late show, wus materially
yard ; Hjorth road to J. Mclswic' inferior to former occasions,
at $l.lio per chain to tho amount j except, perhaps, in sheep, n
of $50. j falling off caused by the fact that
James Mercer wns allowed nn I mnny people in Surrey who for-
extension of 2 months on his con- j merly bred sheep do " not do so
traot on Township line. now.   As   a fact, there  are very
The appropriation to the   side ' few sheep in Surrey to exhibit, anil Surrey Agricultural   Association
line between  Mr.  Bell and Hook- one cannot  take   blood   from   a but the weak  minority must  hnvo
way's ranches was withdrawn. turnip.    Pigs   and   poultrv   were! ordinary   common    sense.     The
The Reeve was authorized to get better than ever before, anil cattle J show at Cloverdale this year wns
legal advice as to certain sections and horses were as formerly, that! the largest and best there hns ever
of the Municipal Act, re. the re- is to say, very indifferent. The [been in Surrey, and the member-
movnl of gravel from private pro- j fact that the Association while at! ship   roll contains the names of
and it may be there nre Victorians
still dissatisfied, but the Royal
City show continues to be a success
just the same.
In conclusion, let me say that
no majority could be more willing
to deal generously with a weak
minoritv than is to be found in the
perty for road purposes. I Surrey  Centre was able  to offer
$100 was granted to repairing' larger prizes for stock has no con-
the Scott road, provided the Delta neotlon with the removal to Clover-
Council will spend a liko sum. [dale. Those "boom" days were
Clerk to write. [ good   times  for   Agricultural   so-
$50 was granted   to   the   Rice, cieties as for other enterprises, but
more exhibitors than at any time
since the organisation of the Society.
Yours truly, .,
J. F. Gai.rraitii,
Sec. Surrey An. BoOTKTY,
Clovordale, Sept. 28,1895.     i SURREY TIMES
Houry Wnttorsou Is going to Europe
for a oonplo of yours.
Tlm rnikndo of Japan in fund ot tout-
Imll and nm kick u good gamo,
According tn gossip of Loudon society
tin; Daohoss fjf Marlborough has (fettled
£0,000 a year on hor husband.
Field Marshal Lord Roberta Ih apparently the most popular soldier in Eng-
laud, Ills ptoturo being in tlm greatest
It cost Sir Houry Irving |000toan-
swor the first day's dispatches of con-
gratnlutious from Europe nud Atnorioa
on his elevation tn knighthood,
Phil SherldaUi the 14-year-old nnu of
thn famous warrior, in .-. great whool-
man and is BOOU daily Bpiuniug about
tlm fashionable aveUUOS of Washington.
Dr. Leslie Phillips, n woll known
scientist, warns tho new woman against
woariug hor hair short and says thnt tlio
cause of baldnoss iu man is duo to tho
fnut that hu outs his hair,
Anthony .7. Drcxol Blddleof Philadelphia, who was married recently to Miss
Cornelia Bradley of Pittsburg, 1ms presented his wife with life insnrauco policies aggregating #000,000.
Mrs, Charles Stewart Parnell has, after careful deliberation, decided to de*
stroy all of her husband's letters, and
tho secret history of tho groat homo rule
movement will never bo writton.
Sir Henry Parkes, tho Grand Old
Man of New South Wales, has two books
which ho prizes greatly. Ouo of them
contains a series of "gracious letters"
from Tennyson, tho othor a similar series from Carlyle.
President Faure devotes two mornings
each week to visiting tho hospitals of
Paris. Ho makes a point of going from
bed to bod, slinking hands with patients,
inquiring into their condition and encouraging thom with cheering words.
William Raw, a young man who
joined, a few days ago, tho volunteer
lifo saving service at College Point, N.
Y., saved a yonug girl from drowning
under unusually heroic conditions. For
a raw volunteer the young man did
Mr. Olney is not tho first person to be
promoted from the position of attorney
general t j that of secretary of state.
Threo othors previously enjoyed that
distinction. These wero Edmuud Randolph, Jeremiah S. Black and William
31. Evarts.
Stevenson's mother is about to leave
Samoa. Sho does not care to stay there
any longer. Tho continual recollections
of her dead son which the surroundings
bring up being very painful to her, sho
will return to Scotland und live with
her kin in Edinburgh.
Jim Fisk was worth about $2,000,000
when ho was killed by Ed Stokos. Today Fislc's widow is living in a humble frame houso in the tenement district
of Boston on au income of $50 a month,
derived from property owned by her
family in Brattloboro, Vt risk's estate
has vanished utterly.
And I isw » phantom army come,
With never a sound of lifo or dram*
But ketipliii* stop to a muffled bum
Of wallini:lamentation;
Tho ninny ml heroos of Malvern Rill,
Of GiMtysliiia* and Chnnccllorsvllls—
Tho men ivllOBO wasted borlk'Bl.11
Tho patriot graves of tho nation.
And Ihoro rnmo tho unknown dead, the men
Wlii> died In fever swamp nnd fon,
Tlio slowly starved uf prison pen,
And march inn hoaklu tho nthnra
V-nmo thu dimity martyrs of Pillow'H fight,
With limbs riifranchlscd and hoarlng bright
1 ibntiirht—'twas thn palu moonlight—
Thoy looked as white aa their brut hers.
And bo nil night marched tho nation's dead.
With novor a banner above them spread,
No sign savo iho bare, uncovered head
Of I heir hllont, grf in reviewer,
Wiih novor an arch but tho vaulted sky.
With not a flowor savo i hois which Uo
Un distant grovoi, for lovu could buy
No gift that wim purer or truer.
Ho all night long moved the strange array;
Hn nil night long till tlm break of dny
I v,niched formic whuhsd panecd away
with a rovoront aw» and wonder,
Till a blno cap waved In tho lengthening lino,
Till 1 knew that.ono who WM kin of inlnn
Had comu, nnd I spoko—nnd, In! tbnt sign
Awakened mo from my sluiiibnr,
—Ilret IIarte.
Thomas W. Kecnc, the tragedian,
has blossomed out oh tho inventor of a
bicyclo elcctrio light.
Rhea hus signed a contract to tour
next season in "Josephine" aud her
now play, "Nell Gwynno."
It is reported that Walker Whiteside,
the greatest living exponent of Hamlet,
may play in London next year.
Richard Mansfield's experiment with
bnrlcsquo at his Garriok theater, New
York, is reported to have cost him about
$600 a week.
Thomas Q. Seabrookemaynot go into
comedy next season, after all. Bo is said
to bo after tho control of "Thrilby" for
himself and wife.
It ia announced that Otis Skinner intends to produco next season a now
fifteenth century historical drama by on
American playwright
.Too Fly nn will star next season in a
threo act comody written by himself.
Flynu iB the monster who perpetrated
"Down Went McGiuty."
The rumor that Pndorewski's popularity is on thowano in Loudon is without foundation. The receipts at hia last
concert woro nearly $7,000.
Calve's salary for 60 performances in
this country next season is announced as
$100,000, nud Munchausen is not responsible for the statement either.
Mary Anderson has signod with
Charles Frohmau for next season. Sho
was formerly uf tho ".Still Alarm" aud
"The Prodigal Daughter" companies.
Chicago*! l'lnln Hmltht DliUneetl.
Tlio Smiths aro hopelessly beaten in
tho race for numerical .superiority in
Chicago unless tho averago paterfamilias of that name can boast that ho is
tbo father of seven children. Tho John-
sous camo to thn front two years ago,
and this year they havo shown tho
Joueses, Browns and all the rest a few
new things about the human multiplication tablo.
Sixteen pnges in tho now city directory havo been pre-empted by the Johnsons, who muster about 8,064 names.
At thn average rato of five to a family,
the Johnsons will number 18,890. Tho
(Smiths can fill only 18 pages, with a
total of 3,997.
Ono explanation given for the distancing of tho Smiths is that thoy have
become tired of being "tho greatest
family" aud donned disguises. Tho
number of Smyths nud Smythes has increased at au abnormal rate. The hyphen hns done much to the same end,
aud the directory is teeming witli Lloyd-
Smiths, JouesSoniths and Jenkins-
Smiths.--Chicago Record.
A milk white beach of coral sand, on
which wero strown thousands of ox*
qulsito shells nnd strange spongo forms.
In front, dancing blno waters of a
southern soo. stretching away into in*
flnito spare- and milled iuto flashing
whito caps by the stroug broath of the i
trade wind. Back of tho beach stood a
denso grove of cocoannt palms, stateliest
and most graceful of trees. The myriad
slender tips of their hugo leaves rustled
in tho warm wind liko tho sharp patter
of rain drops in a heavy shower. Down ,
whero tho whito trunks shot, tall and
slender, to the dim archos of tho living
roof all was in dark, cool shadow,
flocked now and then by dancing points
of golden sunlight.
Mingled with tho salt breath of tho
sen was a faint odor from spathes of
corn colored blossoms high up among
tho leaf crowns. Benoath these hung
clusters of fruit in all stages of development, from the size of a marble to that
of a football. On the ground lay scores
of tho great brown, ripened coeoanuts,
of so littlo value in that tropic land that
no one cared to pick them up. They
were protected by tough threo cornered
husks so thick as to more than double
their actual size.
On ono of them, turned on end, sat a
boy wearing a broad brimmed, high
orowned hat of palmetto braid. Ho was
clad iu a white ootton shirt and brown
linen trousers turned up at the bottom.
His feet wero bare, and his legs, hands
and faco were as brown as an Indian's.
He presented an ideal picture of youthful strength and that perfect health
only to be acquired through but of door
His face, generally bright and happy,
was clouded as he sat, with elbows on
his knees, resting his chin in his hands
and gazing out ovor tho glinting waters.
Tho object on which his eyes were fixed
was a small schooner moored 100 yards
from shore. She was not more than 80
feet over all in length, bnt was broad
of beam and solidly built
The month was March, and the beach
was that of one of thoso low cut, fertile
Florida keys that form tho southernmost limit of tho United States territory.
Tho boy was John Albury, commonly called Grit, to distinguish him from
tbo many othor John Alburys of that
Tho schooner was the Polyanthus,
formerly owned by Grit's father, who
had been lost at sea the autumn before
in a boat belonging to a neighbor.
For many years, while he was a wid*
ower, Mr. Albury had only occupied his
homo on the key at long intervals,
spending most of the time with his boy
and girl, Grit and Matey, on board the
Polyanthus wrecking, sponging, fishing,
wbilo waiting for his cocoannt grove to
como into bearing, and, aa he finally
hoped, to yield him an income.
The life proved a very happy one for
all three, and it was a sad day for the
children when it was ended by the appearance of a stepmother, who, coming
from inland on the mainland, had no
knowledge of nor lovo for boats or the
water. Sho was not unkind, but she instituted a new order of things, strongly
resented by the sailor boy and girl
Mr. Albury was persuaded to clear land
and put in a crop. Grit weeded tomatoes. Matey was mado to sew and do
housework, while both children were
taught to road and write.
Now thoy bad very littlo of the sail*
ing that they so dearly loved and for
which they longed, for Mrs. Albury
could seo no good in boats. She even
advised hor husband to soil the dear old
Polyanthus and ship his crops by the
regular Key West trading schooner, bnt
this, to Grit's great satisfaction, he
steadily refused to do, though he so far
yielded to his wife's prejudices as to
spend most of his timo on shore whilo
thu "Poly" swung idly at hor moorings.
Whon tho father was lost at sea in
tho dreadful hurricane that noarly
swept away their homo aa well, Mrs.
Alhury's aversion to boats became so
bitter that she would sell tho Polyanthus to the first person who would offer
$100 for her.
"But, mother, $100 is a ridiculous
price for a fine boat liko the Poly,"
urged Grit "She can make that In a
single mouth."
"Sbe never has since I have known
anything about her," replied Mra Albury.
"No, for she hasn't had a chance.
You just let me take her, and I'll show
yon how much sho can mako."
"And get drowned liko your poor fa*
thor and leave me and Matey to tend
I tbo crop.   No, indeed, air I Yon are too
j valuable to waste that way. I need yon
! ashore, and so do tho tomatoes. They'd
! bring in more money than any boat
j that ever waa built; you aee if they
dou't   I shouldn't be surprised tf we
made all of $900 off the crop this year
aud twice that much after wo got all of
the land cleared and planted."
"Bat boats can make as much as that,
mother, and moro too. Why, at a
"Nonsense! Thero aren't any wrecks
nowadays, and if thore wero what
could a boy liko yon do at ono? No, sir;
you stick to tomatoes. They're safo and
suro, and I'll put temptation out of
your way by soiling that boat first
ohanco I get. You'll thank mo for it in
tho end, soo if you don't."
Now, tlio fatal day had noarly arrived. A man lu Koy West had sent
word that ho was coming to look at tho
Polyanthus and would probably buy
her if sho proved ns represented. Ho
might appear at auy moment, and that
was tho reason why Grit Albury sat
gazing sadly at tlio dear boat on that
glorious March afternoon, instead of
gathering tho last of tho tomato crop,
which was expected to roalizo $200.
As tho boy slowly roso to return to
bis work thero camo a sound of flying
feet, aud Matoy's voico was heard, call
ing in joyous tones:
"Gritl Oh, Grit I Mothor wants you
to catch her a mess of fish and says I
can go with you."
Tho lad only nnsworod: "All right,
sister. Como along," but a sudden resolution, that ho did not put into words,
flushed Into his mind. Two minutes
later a singlo skillful throw of a cast
net into tho school of snrdiues, always
swarming alongshore, had provided n
sufficiency of bait, aud a light skiiTwns
dancing merrily over tho blue waves.
"Why, Gritl Whoro nro you going?"
demanded Matey as tho skill was headed directly for tho Polyanthus,
"Out to tho roof after fish," was tho
"But Grit"	
"Nover mind (ho buts now, littlo
girl. That's whoro wo aro going, and
wo'ro going in tho schooner too. Mother
said Ush, but so far as I havo heard she
didn't Bay what kind of fish, and so, of
course, meant the best fish, such as
Spanish mackerel, kingllsh, yellow tails
or drums. You know that wu can't find
thoso shut off tho reef any inoro'n wo
can go out to whero they aro in a skiff.
Besides, sister, it's our vory last chance
for a sail in tho old Poly, She's going
to be sold, or rather given away, tomorrow, and I don't suppose wo'll ever seo
her again or own another boat."
Of courso this was convincing, for
Matey not only dearly loved to sail, but
was firm in her belief thut whatever
Girt said or did was right Thns on
hour later saw tho littlo schooner, after
a glorions run ncross tho broad Hawk
channel, anchored just insido the great
coral reef that borders the gulf stream
for moro than 200 miles, and on which
bngo breakers wore dashing themselves
into showers of glistening spray. The
fishing was superb and so absorbing that
the snn was sinking iuto its bed of
crimson and gold ero cither Grit or
Matey thought of starting for home.
When at length they wero ready to
go and attempted to get up the anchor,
all their strength on tho windlass failed
to bndgo it A fluke had caught beneath
somo great bunch of coral, and with
boylike carelessness Grit had neglected
to provide a trip Una It was quite dork
before he abandoned the attempt to recover their anchor and said cheerfully:
"Never mind, Matey, girl. It won't
hurt ns to stay out hero overnight, and
as soon as it comes light again I'll
dive down there and see what is tho
matter. I'm not going to cut tho cable
and lose that brand new anchor nnless
I havo to, that's sure."
So they cooked a supper of fish and
mado themselves so comfortable in the
snug little cabin that they rather rejoiced in their adventure than othor*
wise. So soundly did they sleep that
night that not until he was flung from
his locker on the cabin floor did Grit
awaken to tho fact that tho Poly was
pitching madly and that a gale was
shrieking through ber taut rigging.
Calling to Matey, tho boy sprang on tho
deck, where he was well nigh beaten
down by the furious squall of wind and
rain that just then hurled itself against
the Bchooner.
There was an instant of quivering
strain. Then something gavo way, and
Grit knew what bad happened. The
tense cable had parted, and they were
helplessly drifting at tho mercy of tho
storm. For a moment even Grit's stout
heart quailed. Ho could see nothing
save the ghostlike forms of leaping
breakers that seemed to crowd about
him from all sides. He could not even
tell from which direotiou tho squall
was blowing. Matey had joined him in
the cockpit, with as full an understanding of tho situation as his own. No
words passed between them, for none
eould have been heard above the shriek
of wind and the roar of wators. Thoy
seemed to be driving with frightful
speod, and, as tho brother and sistor
stood hand in hand, waiting thoir fate,
thoy oxpeoted that each succeeding mo*
ment would seo their craft dashed in
pieces on tho cruel reef.
Minutes passed, and still they swept
on. Suddenly Grit uttered a great cry
of relief that was almost a sob.
"We'vo passed tho breakers I Wo'ro
dear of tho roof I Wo'ro out in tho gulf I
Wo'ro safo, Matey, girl!" ho shouted.
To any one not a sailor It would havo
seemed that thoy woro anything but
safe, ont in the open sea, driving
through inky darkness, and with tho
worst squall of the season howling furiously about thorn, but Matey was a
sailor. She knew, nnd down In her heart
arose a fervent prayer of thankfulness.
Tho next ohange of scene was most
surprising. Daylight had come; the sun
waa rising. Before a gentle breeze, with
all sails set, tho Polyanthus was ap*
proaching a great steamship that had
struck on an outlying spur of the roof
during the blinding bewilderment of
the recent squall.
"I do believe it's a wreck!" Matey
had oxolaimod rapturously, wben her
sharp eyes first discovered the stranded
"Oh, if it only should be!" cried
Grit, who could hardly believe that so
great a piece of good fortune had be*
follun them. Then, with anxious, beat*
ing hearts tbe young Bailors had shaken
out thoir reefs and laid a course toward
tho lights that marked the dimly loom* I
ing hulk.
"Groat Scctt!" cried the captain of
tho stranded steamship aa ho caught
sight of the schooner's sails. "Here's a
reef wrecker alongside already. I be-
linvo thoso follows livo at soa and con
smell a wreck a hundred miles!"
"Hollo, thoro!" ho shouted a fow
minutes later as tho schooner drow
near. "Tako a lino, but don't you daro
como aboard. I'm not in humor to givo
up my ship to you pirates yet. So stay ,
whero you aro, and I'll como to yon."
"Don'tyou want your cargo lightened,
sir, or anchor carried?" inquired Grit
anxiously as tho eapfaiu slid down a
ropo and sood on tho Poly's deck.
"No. I'm not in a hurry to breakout
my hold, and I want to try something
elso boforo hedging,'' answered tho captain.  "Who is captain of this craft?"
"I nm, sir,"
"You?" cried tho othor, regarding
tho lad incredulously. "Woll, then,
whero is tho crow?"
"There, sir," replied Grit, pointing
to Matey.
"Woll, I nm bloBBodl" gasped tlio
captain. "A boy nnd a girl! Eveu tho
babies iu arm turn wreckers on this
coast. Howover," ho added, "perhaps
you'll do as well as an older. Can you
"Of courso I can, sir," answered Grit
"Aro yon afraid of sharks?"
"I should say not," was tho contemptuous answor.
"Well, my men nre, and I can't oven
swim, much less divo," conlinuod tho
captain, "but 1 want a diver to go flown
and tell mu just how my ship lies. I
havo a plan that I am anxious to try, if
things uro as I think, if you'll help mo
carry it out, I'll give you $000 for au
hour's work, provided WO get this ship
off within that time. Is it a bargain?"
"Put it in writing and hnvo it witnessed, eap'n," replied the cautions
Grit, "and I'll sign the paper. It only
holds for one hour, though. Then, if
you're not afloat, we'll mako n now
bargain, and if she's to bo lightened
I'm to be wreokmaster and tako chargo,
'causo mine is tlio first (schooner hero.
Is that right?"
"Yes, that's right," smiled tho captain grimly. "I reckon you've taken
part in wrecks beforo?"
"A few," laughed Grit
By tho timo tho paper was mado ont
and handed to Matey for safe keeping,
Grit was ready to perform his sharo of
tho bargain. Ho dived from tho bows of
tho schooner and was gouo nearly a
minuto. Then bo camo up for breath
and almost immediately dived again. Ho
repeated this operation four times without tolling what ho hod discovered.
Meanwhile the passengers and crew of
tho steamship crowded tho rail, and
leaning over watched his operations
with breathless interest
Finally tho young diver clambered
aboard and related to tho captain that
his ship had struck, well forward, on a
narrow ledgo with deep water on both
sides, and that sho was afloat, with tho
exception of a space 10 feet long near
her bow.
' 'That is just abont what I gathered
from soundings," replied tho captain.
"Now, I want you to go down again,
taking n lead liuo with you, and locate
Borne good sized bolo or crevice as near
the bottom of the ledgo as yon can get
Leave the load behind to mark the spot
where you come up."
Grit wondered at this strange order,
bnt did as directed, and after several
descents iuto tho clear water finally located a deep fissure nearly 20 feet beneath tho surface.
"Is tho holo largo enough to hold
this?'' asked tho captain when the yonng
wrecker again came on board tho schooner. As he spoko the former held out a
square tin canister to which was attached a reel of slender copper wire.
"Yes, sir," replied tho boy. "It's big
enongh to hold mo."
"Very Rood. Now, if you will go
down onco more, taking this can with
you, and thrust it as far as possible into
tho holo, I will not ask you to go into
the water again."
Grit cast a curious glanco at tho captain's faco to seo if ho could detect any
indication of madness, but the only
signs ho discovered were of perfect intelligence and an iudomitablo will
Still, as tho boy again stopped ovor the
side ready to descend into the crystal
depths and the canister was handed to
him, his suspicion of tho captain's sanity was revived by the hitter's parting
"Tako care of this can as you would
of your own life,"hosaid earnestly.
"Don't let it hit against anything, and
placo it gently as far in tho crevice as
you can reach. It holds your life and
fortuuo as well as mine."
Thoso words wero so strange, and the
whole business was bo different from
tho nsnnl proceedings in connection
with a wrecked ship, that oven ob Grit
worked at his novel task far beneath the
bluo stir faco tho ouo thought that filled
his mind wus, "Ho is as crazy as crazy
can be." Howover, ho carried out his
instructions, and whon ho regained tbe
schooner's deck he found it occupied by
! all tho passougorsof tho stranded steamship.
"Tako them off on a flvo minutes'
cruise," ordered the captain aa with
his own hands be cast off the linos
holding tho schooner. Thon he swung
himself np the steamship's sido and disappeared in his own cabin.
At the end of five minutes tho Polyanthus was noarly a quarter of a mile
away, and her young skipper, who was
trying to answer a hundred questions at
onco from the bewildered passengers,
was also wondering what he should do
next All at onco it was noticed that the
propeller of tho great ship was working
furiously backward.
Then camo tho most surprising thing
that has ever happened in all the annals
of wrecking ou tho Florida roofs. Thero
was a heavy vibratory explosion, accompanied by a muffled roar.   To those
who happened to be looking toward the
ship at that moment she seamed to be
lifted bodily from the water. The next
instant sho was enveloped and hidden
from view in a vast, fonntainlike col*
umn of foam. Directly afterward the
ship reappeared floating as steadily ob
ever in hor lifo on tho groat billows of
tho mysterious submarine disturbance
and running rapidly backward.
Lato that afternoon tho schooner
Polyanthus again picked up hor moorings off the glistening coral beach, and
tlio young wrcckors mado their way to
tlie littlo houso benoath the coeoanuts,
in which thoir stepmother, ns yot unconscious of thoir return, sat noarly distracted by a sudden accumulation of
troubles. Sho was wild with anxiety
over Grit and Matey. A man had como
from Key West to look at tho Polyanthus with n view to purchasing her, but
finding hor absent aud being pressed for
time had gono nwuy again. Ho hnd,
moreover, left behind him a letter from
tho northern commission houso to which
Mra Albury had sent hor tomatoes,
stating that tho entire shipment had arrived spoiled and unsalable, ro that instead of boing entitled to returns from
thom sho was indebted for freight
As tho poor woman sat quito overwhelmed by lier misfortunes thereenmo
au exulting shout outside, and tlio next
moment Grit and Matey rushed in,
alive, woll aud breathless with excite
"Hurrah, mothorlM cried tho former
as ho wildly waved n slip of paper
above his head. "Wo'vo got your fish
nud only staid out, a little longer tOglvo
tho old Poly iiehiiueo to earn tliis $>'><i<>,
just to show you what sho was good
"Yos, wo'vo been wrecking!" chimed in Matey, "ami we've wreeked a big
steamship, Grit nirl I and Poly hnv
nnd got her off all right, and you won't
soil tlie dear old boat now, will you,
"What on earth do you crazy children mean?" exclaimed Mrs. Albury j
slowly as sho took the New York draft
for $500 from Grit's hands to examine
it "How could a mere boy and a still
younger girl liko you two wreck a big
steamship and get her off?"
"Ma," replied Grit, with nmischievous twinkle iu his eyes, "I don't exactly understand myself how wo did it,
but I think wo blew iier up with dynamite."—St. Louis Republic,
Tlio Stan nml Stripe*.
Tho United States flag was first saluted by a foreign power when tho ship
Ranger, in command of Captain Paul
Jones, entered Quiberon bay, France,
Fob. 14, 1778, the salute being given
by Admiral la Motto, representing the
French government Tho first Americau
flag flown in a foreign port was from
tho truck of tho brig Nancy, in com*
mand of Captain Hugh Montgomery, at
St. Thomas in 1770. Tho flrst time it
was displayed on a fortress of tbe old
world was on April 27, 1805, at Tripoli,
when tho 15 starred and striped flag
was raised in victory.
It was said to have been raised over
Fort Nassau, New Providenco, on tho
28th of January, 1778, when Captain
John Rathbumo took possession of the
fort and captured several prizes in the
harbor. This also is supposed to be ono
of the first occasions on which tho American flag was nailed to its staff in token
of absolute defiance, as tho people of tbe
city had gathered 600 strong to demand
tho surrender of the fort
Tho honor of having first hoisted the
flag in an English port after the treaty
of 1783 belongs to tbo Bedford of Nan*
tucket, commanded by Captain William
Mooers and owned by William Rotch
of Now Bedford. The Bedford arrived
in Tho Downs Feb. 8, 1788, witb 487
butts of whale oil. Tho Political Mag*
azino of that dato says, "This is the
first vessel which has displayed tho 18
rebellions .stripes of America in any
British port"—Now York Sun.
alitor? ot Iha Cue Under Pliputo Between tho United State* and Spain.
Tho Moraclaim, which has been pending for a quarter of a century, is again
brought to publio
attention by the
issuance of a demand from the
stato department
of this government, insisting
that Spaiu shall
promptly pay tho
long ovordno indemnity for gross
injusttco infliot-
od upon on American citizen during tho rebellion
antomo M. MOBA. in Cuba in 1800.
The history of tho 0(180 is interesting.
Tho claimant, Antonio Maximo Mora,
now a resident of New York, was born
In Cuba and inherited avastestato, consisting mainly of an extensivo sugar
plantation. In 1H5U ho left his plantation in tho hands of trusted employees
and went tO New Vork, whero he established U)0 coinuiereial houso of Mora,
Navarro & Co. In May, 1809, ho took
out his final naturalization papers aud
became an American citizen,
In tho Cuban rebellion of 1800 Mora
W0S unjustly accused of aiding the insurgents. Unfortunately he chanced to
be in Cuba at the time. A court martial
was hastily enlivened at Ihivunii, and
Mora was condemned (o death, and his
valuablo OSlales wereconfiscated, despite
tho fact that ho was (I citizen nf tlio
United States. AftersulTeringgreat privations ami enduring many perils ho
finally escaped to New York in the dis*
guise of a sailor.
The attention uf Hamilton Fish, then
secretary nf state, was called tn Ilia nut-
rage, and Caleb dishing, United Slates
minister tn Madrid, was directed to officially protest against the sentence of
tho court martial and demand repartition, Tho Spanish government, though
tacitly admitting (he justice of tlio
claim, pursued au evasive aud dilatory
policy regarding it, and years wero
passed in ineffectual negotiations and
cones pondenoc.
Win n Alfonso came to tho throne,
among the earliest acts of his administration was to order the restitution of
Morn's estates, bnt tho Cuban authorities refused to obey the order. On the
Contrary, they sold the estates.
Voluminous and ineffectual correspondence followed for tho next ten
years. In 1880 tho Spanish cortOS offered a compromise, agreeing to pay Morn
$1,500,000 indemnity, which was but a
small portion of tlio original value of
tho property. This Mora accepted, but
tho money has not yet been paid Our
government now demands prompt payment of the amount, with interest from
Mora is now 80 years old, in feeble
health, living with his daughter iu comparative poverty iu a four room flat in
New York waitiug for tho restoration of
some portion of tho millions taken from
him by Spain.
IlandelN Plaglarl-unii*
As a plagiarist Handel claims special
attention. Other men's musical ideas
crowded upon his receptive mind as
lavishly as did his own, and bo seoms to
havo turned thom very largely to account. A later age, with a more scrutinizing oyo and analytical crnzo than his
own, haa discovered that Handel lias
justly entitled himself to tho reputation
of being a musical pirate, as bold and
barefaced as was ever abroad. Ho did
not merely borrow ideas — he lifted
whole movements en bloc.
One chargo will suffice, although
Erba, Strndel la, Colonna and others have
all been laid under contribution. When
in 1743 a grateful nation returned
thanks for the battlo of Dottingen, Handel provided a "To Deum," presumably
of his own composition. It has been discovered, howover, tbat tho composition
is mainly the musio of a "ToDoum" bv
Urio, who was a chapel master in
Venice in tho seventeenth century.
No loss than nine movements in the
j "DettingouToDenm" aud six in "Saul"
aro "cribs" of an amazing and audacious nature for Urio's work. What
induced Handel to thus appropriate and
palm off as his own other men's work
no ono has discovered. It is a great blot
on an otherwise honorable artistic career and is the loss excusable because
it must have boon even less troublo for
him to write an original movement limn
to copy one.—Blackwood's Magazine.
Gallantry Hemarkable,
"I think that Mr. Bellefield is the
very politest mnn I know, "said Miss
Hiland to her particular frieud.
"What has ho done now?" askod Miss
"You know he will nover keep his
soat in a street car if thero is a lady
"I know that"
"Woll, I got in a crowded oar the
other day, and Mr. Bellefield wns there.
Ho did not have a soat to offer mo, but
ho said, as graciously aa yon please,
'Won't you take my strap, Miss Hiland?' " — Pittsburg Chroniclo-Telegraph.
The Recent Marriage of Ida II. Welti of
Antlljncliiiij- Fame.
The recent marriage at Chicago of Ida
B. Wells to Ferdinand L. Barnett attracts considerable attention, owing to
tho world wido notoriety achieved by
the bride in her crusade against lynching in tho south. Tho engagement was
the result of friendship growing out of
business relations and ripening into love
and was measurably duo to the good offices of tho Into Frederick Douglass. He
was a mutual friend of Miss Wells and
Mr. Burnett Ouo day when he was in
Chicago ho said toMiss Wells: "Barnett
is a flno gentleman. Ho likes you nnd
will mako you a good husband." Dong-
lass told Barnett, too, that Miss Wells
was a real nico girl for him, and so they
wero mated.
Miss We lis wns born nt Holly Springs,
Miss., and is nbout .id yea™ of age. Sbe
lost her parents when a child, nnd her
early lifo wns a struggle with poverty
in tho support of a younger brother and
sister and In the education of herself.
So anxious was sho to obtain au education (hat she sometimes worked in tho
cornfields in order to care for those dependent upon her and pny her tuition in
school. Her early educalion was received
in au academy at Holly Springs and
completed at Fisk university in Nashville. Her flrst journalistic work was
dono at Fisk, where she was connected
with the college pajier. Leaving collego,
sho birinun a teacher uud it contributor
j to newspapers.
|    lu  JK8H she became  editor of the
i Memphis Free Press.   Whilo on this pa-
' per sho wrote nu article on lynching
J which made her an exile from that city.
Sho theu spent somo timo in Philadelphia and Now York and Inter weut to
Chicago, whoro she mot hor husband,
and through him received employment
on his paper, Tho Conservator.  In 1898
' sho wont to England on n lecturing tour.
Hor patrons wero tho bishop of Manchester, Dr, Clifford, the Baptist leader;
Lady Jeuuo and othor notables.   Hor
public labors ended with a lato lecturing
tour on tho Puciflo const.
Ferdinand L. Barnett is a Chicago
lawyer, of tho firm of Barnett & Williams, and half owner of Tho Conservator, tho second oldest colored newspaper in tbe world. He is a widower, aged
41 yoars, with two sous. He was a native of Nashville and was educated ia
Chicago, f"
Highest of all In Leavening Power.— Latest V. S. Govt Report
Tlio Now Pltolpa  Memorial CJiitownj* and
Hull Coinpleto* tlm ()uu(|rai.gle,
Tho pride of Yalo will ho tho Phelps
memorial gateway nnd ball, now being
built, which will bo completed about
tho 1st of January next. Tho gateway
will form tho main entrance to tlio campus, and will completn tho Yule quadrangle, which will henceforth bo inclosed, nnich after (lie furihiou of tho Knglisli univcrsll lOfl, The new strneturo will
fill nu immediate and urgent need of
move recreation rooms and carries ont
tho idea that has lately been gaining
favor nt New Haven of iiti'losing the
cctnpus. Iron railings will bo constructed between tho dormitories OU tho campus which urn not contiguous, aud tlio
entrance to Yolo's classic products will
be somewhat, formal and subjoot to ill*
ipectiou from a porter or gatekeeper.
Tho Pholpa memorial will bo itU attractive structure, tho highest building
rnEi.rs memorial gateway am> uall.
in the front row of tho campus, its par-
apots towering to an olevntion of 100
feet. It is designed as n tower, flanked
by four octagonal turrets. Thero will be
a lofty arch, 1(1 feet wido and forming
tlio gateway, opening from Collego street
into tho campus. Tlio stylo of architecture is known as tho collegiate Gothic.
Tlio exterior of tho handsome structure
will bo faced with sandstone from the
Loug Meadow quarries, similar to that
used in Vnmlcrbilt ball.
Tho memorial will occupy the space
between Welch and Lawrence halls.
Above tho first flour will be four stories,
containing 1-1 classrooms, nnd nlso rooms
for tho Classical olub of Yale. It will
cost $100,000.
Among tho recent notable structures
which adorn tho Ya!o campus uro Vou-
derbilt hall, (he testimonial of the munificence of Air. and Mrs. Cornelius
Vondcrbilt; tho new Whito building and
the now Yale Law school building. Tbe
latter as it now stands is but a port of
tho structure as designed by the architects. Tho part already finished will be
used until sufficient funds have been
collected to complete it.
Another strneturo in process of erec
tion is tho building of tho Delta Phi secret society, to bo known as St Elmo
clubhouse. It will bo built of New Haven «touo uud buff colored brick and
will cost $20,000.
Mi/ tun was Afflicted « HI
catarrh, I iidttced him U
try Ely's Cream llnlm ttiv]
the ditagreeabe catarrhal
smell al' left Won.   Us a -
pea rs og u e 'I a* ti uy one, -
J. C. Otmtead, A cola, IU
■ l.VS f'ltK.VM BALM Opeiii nnd rleatwe*
tin' NmmiI IWiigi'*, AIIhvm I'lifli Mid Itilltimmi!
don, 11 fii s (In- aorei, Protects the Membran
from golds. Hc-iorvs the titn\»e* ot Tuts bi <"
Small. ThH llrtlm lo quickly absorbed ami gin-
relief Ht Olios „      . ,
a pAiik-it! IsntipllSQ into oaoh nostril* ana is
ngn-eable.   1'rlctt, BO cenll «t Pru«Rht*i'or b|
IV) Warren Street, New York.
SIiiikU   Tuiliiy   l'iiN.-iitlit<*l   liy   IHeeuHe--
How  Hit Uuu'|ii«ri>(l Ulit<iiiniitUiii -
A Story Vuli uf Interest.
from Hie 1'.itimliK'r, Hun Francisco, rut.]
Thoro Ih at leant one happy man in
Han FraneiHco today—ono mini who
can enjoy, doKpito thu fact of bin lieing
sixty yoars of ago and of corpulent
build, thu full and 1'ree imo of all tho
powers of mind and body.
Junius Koouhu is a prominent liquor
driller at 35(1 Hrauiiiin Btruut, and it iH
ho who in now huidiiiK those who have
roHtorod hiin from a bed of pain to IiIh
former youthful activity. Mr, Keenan
had, to within a year ago, been blussud
with tho enjoyment of iilmust perfect
lien Ith.
It wuh n year ago that Mi. Keonau
Ili'Ht mi tiered the hand of disease to
take hold upon him. At that time he
wiih stricken down by uu aggravated
attack of rheumatism, whioh robbed
him of tho use of his lower limbs aud
of both hiH hands. For fully six weeks
he lay on his couch, a helpless victim
of tho dread diduuso, and all the time
ho Huffored intense pain in tho affected
portions of hiH body. Ho eould uot
move himself upon his bed, and all
that ho ate hud to bo fed to him by
those iu attendance. Ho had about despaired of ever gaining release from
the clutches of the frightful disease,
when one morning his attention was
drawn to un advertisement in a morning paper, of a remedy for rheumatism.
The story of what succeeded this causal
glunce at a medioine advertisement
cun best be told in the words of Mr.
Keenan himself, who, when asked for
un explanation of his seemingly inirac*
eulous cure, gave the following account:
"It seemed tome that after all the
weeks uf terrible suffering thut I had
endured there could not possibly bo a
relief. 1 hud no faith in patent medicines, and when I saw in a paper the
advertisement of Williams' Pink Pills
I was induced to try them only in sheer
desperution. I did not feel any relief
until I begun taking the second box of
the pills, but then the pain began
gradually to leave me, my appetite became better, und I could sleep soundly
throughout tbo uigbt withont experiencing any of the jerking pains that
had before kept me awake. I continued to take the pills and it was only a
short time until tho rheumatism had
entirely left my hands, and I had so
far recovered the use of my legs as to
be able to walk about the house without assistance. In about two weeks
more I was entirely free from the disease, but I took two more boxes of tlie
pills as a precaution against a return ol
the rheumatism. From tbe time that
the lust truce of the disease left me 1
have not felt the leust sign of its return, and I oan truthfully say that 1
uow enjoy as free use of my limbs as
ever I did before the rheumatism attacked me.
"I have taken the pains to recommend Williams' Pink Pills to a number of my friends who are suffering
from rheumatism. I think I know ol
no other remedy that will afford snob
quick und permanent relief from rheumatism as do Williams' Pink Pills,
and I only hope that many others may
be brought to see and feel the high
curative powers that the pills possess."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in
a condensed form, ell the elements necessary to give new life and richness to
the blood and restore shattered nerves.
They are also a specific for the troubles peculiur to femules, snoh as suppressions, irregnlurities und all forms
of weakness. Tbey build up the blood
and restore the glow of health to pule
and sallow cheeks. In men they effect
u radical cure in all cases arising from
mental worry, overwork or excesses of
whatever nnture. Pink Pills ure sold
iu boxes (never in loose bulk) at 50
conts a box or six boxes for $3.50, nnd
may bo had of nil druggists, or direct
by mail from Dr. Williams' Medicine
Company, Schenectady, N. Y.
And Do Didn't Understand Why the Other
Wanted to lire*!* It Up.
Witherby—Let's see, how long have
We known etieh othor?
Bellnob—About all our lives, I guess.
Remember how we used to play together when we wero boys?
Witherby—Do II And jnst think, old
follow, how wo have been such close
friends nil theso yours I
Bellnob—That's so.
Witherby—Kover a cross word, never
a misunderstanding of any kind. I tell
yon, it's just such close companionships
*h ours that make lifo worth living.
Bellnob (mueh affected)—That's so,
that's ho.
Witherby—But that isn't what I was
thinking of at first. I was thinking of
thiH; Huh it over occurred to you what
n strange thing it in (hut our wives havo
never mot?
Bellnob—-By Jove, thut Ib singular,
now Unit you como to speak of it,
Witherby—Isn't it? Hero wo hove
been ho close to oaoh other too. Woll,
it's never too lato to mend, Wo must
arrange to have thom meet at onco.
Bellnob (excitedly)—Old man, do you
want to break up our friendship?—
Brooklyn Lifo.
/Nursing MothersJnfants/
*   JOHN CARLB & SONS, New York.     *
[tawearlmi '|iitti 11 Ich aro uneu rpaseed, e>o tu al 1>
ouiUsiltiK iwo bOMI ot any olhor brand.   Frw
from Animal (Ml.   (UN. THK OKNUINK.
aud Dealeri ROiiurally.
Itoth Kqiiul tn tlio Occasion.
A well to do gentleman of middle
ago said to mo several days ago: "Do
yon know that I hud nithor shell greeu
pens than do almost anything olsoP My
wife Bays that it demoralizes tho servants to havo mo do it. but I'm not living for tho servants.
"Tho other day I sat down on our
back porch with a pun of my favorite
vegetables in my lap, und was enjoying
myself in grout shape, far from the
madding crowd, for my wifo had some
swell callers.
"All of a suddon I hoard a woman's
voice say:
" 'Oh, I inufit see your cute back
yard; I'vo heard so much of it.'
"Theu the window flew open und ont
popped two pretty bonneted heads.
"I turned mine uwuy, and my wife
was equal to tho occasion.
"'Patrick,' she said,'you must remember to mow that grass before Mr.
-—— comes home.'
" 'Yis, ma'am,' I replied in my best
brogue, and all was well"—Louisville
A nidlculotn- Mistake.
The other day, in a publio place, two
suburban schooIinistreHses fell into conversation with a precise aud somewhat
airy lady, uot from Boston, who began
to criticise the attainments of Boston
teachers. "It is most extraordinary,"
she said, "what ignorant people they
employ to teach school in Boston. Snch
English as thoy sometimes speak I" The
two schoolmisiresses ventured to ask
what unfortunate peculiarities she had
observed in tbe English of Boston teachers. "Why, their pronunciation is so
bad," sho answered. "Jnst fancy—I
heard a Boston teacher tho other day
say 'programme.' " The two teachers
opened their oyes, wondering why people
shouldn't say "programme." They
hardly dared to ask, but the lady enlightened them. "When any one who
had been to school at all,'' sho added,
"should know that it should be pronounced 'program!'"—Boston Transcript      	
The Ruling Passion.
"I was coming down town the other
day about noon," suid a man on a grip
oar to a Journal reporter, "and a party
of girls from tho high or ono of tho public schools was just ahead of me. They
started to cross the street jnst as a wagon came along at a rapid rate. The
wagon brushed the girl in front, and
sho fell to the ground. I think sho fainted from sheer fright Of course, several
of ns who saw the occurrence ran over,
picked her np and carried her into a
drug store that was right at hand. As
she seemed to be unconscious one of ns
said in lack of knowing what to do, 'I
think we onght to give her something.'
The girl sort of half opened her eyes
and said sleepily, 'I'll take vanilla,
please.' Well, yon bet, she got her vanilla, and a few minutes later she was
walking off as spry as if nothing had
happened."—Minneapolis Journal.
Felt Safe.
Sunday School Teacher (to little girl)
—Do you say your prayers every night
before going to bed ?
Little Girl (promptly)—No, ma'am.
Sunday School Teacher—Are yon not
afraid to go to sleep without asking
God to watch over yon during the darkness?
Littlo Girl—No, ma'am, I'm not
afraid, 'cause I sleep in tbe middle.-—
Jrt«t Wlmt  Happtmvd Wlwn  Information
Wait Sought I'r.ini tlio Commander.
"Once on au ocean steamer," said a
traveler, "wo hnd a heated shaft bearing, or something of that sort, so that
tho engines stopped for flvo or six hours.
I hud often read nnd heard about how
tho captain wuh tho great mogul aboard
ship, how about all things pertaining
to the utTuii'H of tho ship he hold aloof
and must not bo approached by tbe passengers, nud that it wuh a sort of violation of the unwritten rules of tho sea
for a passenger to ask the captain anything. And thero may bo soma reason
in all this; if ono passenger might ask
him, 40 might, and surely tho commander of tho ship ought not to be unnecessarily disturbed by uhoIohh questions.
Wo had been lying thoro threo or four
hours waiting. There wns no dangor
Whatever, but it wan a doluy nud au incident of interest, and of courso all tho
passongors talked abont nothing olso—
the common information was that ths
delay was due to a heated bearing,
"I wiih standing on the upper deck
by tha door to the main compauiouway
loading to tho deck below. The captain
camo along the upper deck from tho
after purt of tho ship uud wont below
by that companion way. Ho must puss
within n foot of me, und under tho cir-
onmstauoos it did not seem liko a violently unreasonable breach of salt water
etiquotto to ask him what wus the matter, which I did. A passenger who stood
cu tho othor side of the doorway looked
at me with the amused smile of an older
traveler. Tho captain said nothing. He
simply passed on, to ull outward appearances quito unconscious of my question or even my presence, "—Now York
The constantly increasing nse of en
uniel is the most obvious tendency in
A stickpin that holds its own through
various modifications is the littlo pret*
zellike coil of gold or silver, either by
itself or ensnaring a tiny stone.
Twin serpents interlaced aro among
the various designs for necklet bars;
slender spirals starred with tiny lilies,
each end terminating in a flower-de-luce,
is another design; littlo wheels witb
curving spokes und a large stone for the
bnb is a third.
Yellow diamonds ure having their inning. A large proportion of the prettiest
jewelry of the week and especially in
rings bad for the most prominent feature a large yellow diamond. The appropriate relief was found in the colorleoi
stouo.—Jewelers' Circular.
Make great endings »oroetln*e». Ailments
Unit wo aro apt to coin-lifer trivial often ktoui,
th■"oiiuli jiCKit-'CT, Into aiMdous maladies,, dim-
Ki'roUit lu tlit-tnselves and productive ot other*.
It In tin- dlaregard ot tlio earlier liutlcatloim of
ill lu-Hltli which liMiln to tho vMlabllxhiiii-iit nf
nil HniiNiif nniimiien on a chrotuQ bun. Moreover, tiier ■ are certain disorders luclrtetit u> the
H'Hi-.iii, audi an malaria nnd rheumatism,
"iituliiH whleli lt Is alweyi desirable to fortify
.tin ftymeiti after exp'imiro to the poiiiI1i.mh,s
which produce the in, CuM. dump ami miasma
nm mr.'ly count "rati ted by Host otter's Htuumch
lilt (cm.  Afler *ou hi'vi> incurred  Halt  frum
tlli'M' Itlllllt'llCCS, ll Wllll'HlllMiflll or  two   lit   HlM-
tetter'a stoiiiiicli Hill-nt dlrviitiy afterward
cliiniM be ■ wallowed. Fur malar In. dyfpepda,
bvnr 1'imipliiliit, kidney mnl bladder tr mhle,
ii«rvim-hcss ami debility ll ll the m<*st deserv*
tilly'irpiilnr ot rtmi'dlei and preventive. A
wIiu'kIhbsiuI bO'ore infills promott■ appetite.
The tools of war huve reached the stage,
Where ai-tiial .li*ht will Mop,
And Id und It) • a vivtn les wl.l fo
lo iluiM! who no. thediop.
By local applications, ai they cannot retoh
tlie ili-iruHKil portion nl tlie ear. There Is
i.nly une way to cure Deafufss, anil that is
uy i.i.iiHtiiiuiiHial remedies. Deafness is
caused bv an InMumvd condition of the
ttittcoiis lining of the Kimtautilan Tune.
When this tuiiegete inflamed you have a
rumhliiiK bound or Impi-rJVct hearing, and
when it ib entirely closed Deal'ite** ii the
r* Hillt, and unless the iuMuiiuiiutlon can lie
taken cut and thii tube required to He normal condition, hearing will be destroyed
forever; nine cases out of ten are osuited
liy oatarrll, which Is nutliin* but an in*
(lammed condition of the mucous surfaces. I .,.;.,.,
WewilUive Oue Hundred Dollars for    '
(hire.   Send for olrrulars, free,
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Bring, comfort nnd improvement nnd
tend, to nomonnl enjoyment when
rightly uacd. The many, who llvo better than other, and enjoy life more, with
'esa expenditure, by more promptly
mhiptinir tho weld's best products lo
the needs of physical being, will attest
'he value to health of tlie pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in tho
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is duo to its presenting
in tho form most acceptable and pleasant to tho taste, tbe refreshing and truly
bcueilciul properties of a perfect laxative ; effectually cleansing the system,
owillBlve uns liuuureu iiuuars lur    3|am,',|n. mlila. haadlehtS and fevera
oosoof DeafiiHis  caused liy catarrh)! "Is wiling colds, deaantnes ana icyors
cannot be mired by Hall'. Catarrh   and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acta on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels without weakening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all druggists in 50c and 11 bottles, but it i. manufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed/you will not
accept any substitute if offered.
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fiend for circulars of Rsdsm'B Microbe Killer,
360 Morrison Ht., I'ortlBiKl, Or.
Piso's Cure Ib the Medioine to break up
children's Coughs and Colds.—Mas. M. U.
Hum, Sprague, Wash.. March 8,18U4.
From Her Standpoint.
He—The doctor has told me to take a
walk every evening for exercise, bnt ho
says I ought to huvo somo object in view.
She—Why not think af home?—Mew
Vork Herald
To Become ■ Mother?
If so, then permit ub
to say that Doctor
Pierce's Favorite
Prescription is
indeed a true
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Childbirth Euy
by preparing- the
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Makes the
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the diiie.ti v« organs, creates an appetite,
and give, refreshing sleep.   Remember
I. the one True Blood 1'uritler.
U..n/1'e Dille Ibesfler dinner pill and
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H _\r UnC from a most hor-
**"■■ w" rible blood dis-
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Hoping to be cured by this celebrated
treatment, but very soon became disgusted
and decided to try S.S.S. The effect was
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when the world- — — *—
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In the onlv known remedy thit will destroy
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tiiwnw, il.-!,i„K wtisn w.rin. Tills form aai filiad, BlMd-
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Bow Maasat'tiuBi'tlB Treat. Debtors.
Some remit letter writers iu various
newspapers huve been complaining that
Bostou is provincial in scvorul respecta
80 it is. Bnt the chargo may bo extended to tho stato jnst ns woll. It Is aald to
bo possible to imprison a mau for debt
iu Masauchnsotts, barbarous aa it la
looked upon in other regions, nnd it ia
said to bo possible, too, for a creditor to
intercept tho salary of a man with a
family, except (10 a week, und tliis,
too, oven if thero nre a dozen til the
family, und tho judgment debt Is really
another person'a When one loarnsof
such things as these, one ceases to wonder at tho oxteut of tho emigration from
regions where sneh things are possible.
Inflated Italia For sleeping Can.
Knto Field's Washington says that somo
genius has devised for sleeping cars o Systran of beds made of rubber bags, whioh
aro to bo stretched ovor steol frames and
Inflated with lis. air from tho locomotive.
In 16 minutes ■> entire oar can bo rondo .    .     .     . .       „
ready for tho night. In tho morning, whon   crimping Iron on a piece of paper to too
tho hot air Is turned off, the mattresses ' if it is not too hot?
and  pillows will  Immediately collapse, j     Barber—Don't need no paper.   As
Suoh beds, it Is olatmed, would bo cheaper, ' .oou aa I smell your hair burning I
lighter and more comfortable than thow   ]r^aTr rjg>,t off it la too not.—-Taxa.
•Shreveport, l*M*W*\LW*h0*
mado now aud oould be tuokod away In | awing.
(ar lea* .pace wben net In UH. i ""•—■">
Halter BaRer & Go. Limited,
Tb. l4fs«sl Ms.nla*taff>. of
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from Iht r««*
k Industrial and Food
j.Cautlon: l\gM!nm.
1 nf Ih* Itbrliinrl mnffff r>n out
Uiood*, euimmi*i**.ieiiilil mifcttira
LttiU our l>Ur- of ni*nnf»ftii**,
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U pHowd oa nth t*>'•>■!•'
If vnit use tlie rttalum"
litcvilmun • Brvoikf*.
Make money while |
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poultry buslnesa.
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workmanabl|i.  They develop i      	
horse power, and run without nn Electric apart
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For pumping ou.flw for Irrigating pari
no better engine —   *    '-
For hoisting outnt« for mlnee tbey have met
with btgbeet approval.
Ft intermiturnt power their acoooay la aa
r engine ou be found on tbe Pacific
jfW* Rend for caUlogno,
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Sarond to none— THY IT...
Ho natter wnere from.        l'OHTLAND, OR.
ache? Doe. Star-ittp s«m a harden? Yon need
is publiuliuii ovory Prldny ovonlng, at tlio otilci.
King Btroot, Cfovordolo, by
80B8citii>Tios PMOi—ono dollar norVowi Six
Moutlis, ilfiy oonts,
TruiiHicnt Advurilsomotit*! ton 0011U1 pit lino
uniiii iniorilim, Nouimtoll muuiiurotuout—
oquilI in twotvaUiios to tin? luuh,
Blion not 1001 df in.it, found, oto,, ouo ilolliu for
throo lusortloua,
ijontlis, blrtliK, uud inurrlnffos, miy cant* for
mil' luwrtlon,   b*tou toaubaoriuora.
Uoinmoruliil ndverUaaoi nUiit urontlyroducod
jiriri", wini'ii win 10 mudfl known ouappll
ontlon. Qiiitrtorly oontraitta.
utontloua tn
LE, OCT. 4th, 1!
Owing l" tbo [iiosBuro nf local
mallow luBt#woolt, wo wore obliged
In curtail our comments ii|khi
bridge matters, U'e uowconltnuo
our criticism :
A public meeting of ratopayora
WaB called In Westminster on rial-
urday, Sej>t. 2UI, t<> consider tlie
llullen brldgo resolution Unit had
been 'mspcd by Ibe Council und
Vetoed by tbe Mayor, Aldermen
Fales and Bain, who were chiefly
Responsible for tbe resolution, were
present and spoke at length in explanation of their action, Tbe
Columbian's report does very Bcant
justice to the remarks of these Aldermen, that journal, ns usual, giving all its favor to the " Kund
schemers," of whom Mr. .1. C.
Brown was on this occasion, also
us usual, the chief mouthpiece. It
really, however, makes very little
difference as regards the Bullen
contract, whether Messrs. Fales
and Bain made 11 good showing or
not. The Mayor, in justifying his
veto of the resolution, stated
amongst other things that he had
been "approached" in the Bullen
interest with promises of advantage. This" was corroborated by
Mr. W, E. Townsend. Other evidence of a like kind was adduced,
abundantly sufficient to utterly
discredit tbe Bullen scheme, without at all taking into consideration
the many pointed allusions to the
peculiar methods of that American
Company. Tlie decision of the
meeting was emphatic, The Bullen negotiations are off permanently. There does not appear lo be
uny material difference of opinion
in that regard, and, indeed, there
could not be by a self-respecting
Provided the City decides lo proceed with the enterprise) the choice
is now between the Hamilton bridge
und the Dominion bridge. The
former has all along been considered too costly, and as we have al-
reudy pointed out the swing is so
located as to seriously impede navigation. Tliis company, however,
offers important Inducement* In
the way of accepting tlie city's
bonds at par, and has an earnest
advocate in Aid. Johnson, who has
been alone in insisting upon the
advantages ol the Hamilton offer,
uud undoubtedly merits great
Credit for his persistency and his
Unquestioned zeal In Ihe public interest. By his representations tlie
public meeting was induced lo instruct the Council to re-open negotiations witli the Hamilton Company, and whoever may come of
this move, it is cerlainly pointed in
the right direction.
Those who favor the Dominion
bridge claim for it two advantages
over the Hamilton plans, namely,
Cheapness and proper location ol
the swing. These merits have been
advanced al   former limes, und, we
'ire Informed, havo nol been dis-
" Balfour were1 That Mr. Cooper's I THI
" report says: 'Design 2 of the I'o-
" minion Bridge Co. is the design
" whioh provides for the sidewalk
" load ami is in accordance with
" tho specifications and is satis-
" factory "; that provision is made
" in the Dominion plans for ice-
" breakers of a very substantial
" nature, both up and down stream,
" which Mr. Cooper infers iu his
" report are not provided for by
"the other tenderers; that these
"are very HOcessury to savo the
'■ brldgo from damage by ice, ilc-
" liris, a stray boom of logs, etc. ;
I" lhat the lliillcn Co's draw span Is
j" locatod 10(1 feet south of the Do-
!" million Co's, making ouu channel
|" uiinavigablc; that Ihe Bullen
"span being built in shallow
I" water, wouldcostinucbless,while
" Mr. Cooper says the Dominion
" plan is 11,668.60 lower on the
" whole ; that it is possible Unit a
"straight channel could nol be
" kept clear, up and down stream,
:| if the draw span is placed Hit)
" feet south of the point fixed in
" the Dominion plans; that the
" Dominion Co. supply the superstructure only ■--namely, that
part which cannot possibly lie
'■ manufactured hero; that if
" awarded tbe contract, tbo bridge
" will be built by local men en-
" tirely, and all the material
" possible will be manufactured
" here, so as to employ local labor
" us largely as possible."
heaving the bridge plans now to
work out 011 their merits, u brief
reference to the peculiar attitude of
the Westminster Columbian in regard to the bridge, seems in order.
The Columbian being the only newspaper published in Westminster,
people throughout the district
uth of the Fraser are accustomed
to look to it for current Information
on bridge matters. And so it lias
happened that an odd feature of
the Columbian's bridge advocacy
bus been noticed. It is this : When
the Bund scheme is on, tbe Columbian is decidedly in favor of bridge
construction ; when the Band
heme is off, the Columbian believes that sewerage is of more con-
icquence than bridge, anyhow,
Just now the Band scheme is off,
und our Westminster cotemporary
is very much concerned about sewerage. The people of the district,
however, ure very much concerned
about the bridge, upon whatever
scheme it 'be decided to build it,
und the questionable methods of
the Bullen people has caused them
to give needless ear to a silly rumor
that there is u compact of peoplo in
Westminster who have a very substantial interest in preventing the
construction of the bridge upon
any other lines than tlie Band
lines. People who are acquainted
with the sterling integrity of prominent supporters of the " Bund
scheme," of course trcut this idle
rumor us it deserves, but those not
so well informed may chance to
huve their ideas led astray by little
coincidences that would be of no
significance to better balanced
The Provincial Government has
this year repealed its scandalously
A FEW weeks ago reference was
made in SURBEV Timks to n somewhat faulty arrangement of the
Langle* mails, and it was pointed
would   again   probably   be   teOO,
out tbut the southern offices could though subject to Die formation of
bo served to belter advantage from new associations.   The prize lists
Cloverdale,   These representations hud to lie issued, nnd of course the
were brought to the notice of l\ O.  Directors noted upon  the implied
Inspector Fletcher, who promptly grunt of ifiOt).   About ten days he-
visited LaUgley  l'n>iric nnd other fore the dale of the exhibition, tbe
llices concerned and Instituted in- nianngeiiienl  was  notified  by tbo
ipiirif").     It   transpires   that   the  Department of Finance, that owing
haute suggested   by   this   paper lo several additions to the Agricul-
puteil.    Here il is proper to repeal I would nol bo favorably received by turn! Societies of the  Province en-
iur Btntemeiit of Inst week) that tho I the people ol Langley I'rairie,   Mr. titled to Gbverhmont aid, it was
Contract prim  til  an    approvedIFletcher says: " It is true conneo-1necessary lo reduce this   year's
bridge over the Fraser Is liol a>100,-|llon with the  New Westminster &Igrant lo tho Surrey Association to
mm, as so constantly assorted, but Southern Railway would be pr pt,|ll26.    Calamity I    Did anyone
$:;.".! 1,1 h 111,      There   Is    something | but their outgoing correspondence'ever bear of such wretched nianage-
ncgligcnt treatment of the rural
Agricultural Associations. About
at the last moment, without notice
or warning of any kind, tho gram
to the several district Societies bus
been reduced by more than one-
third. There is no excuse for tliis
blundering carelessness. If it had
happened this year for tbu first
lime, some allowance might bo
made for the proverbial dullness of
beads of departments in Victoria,
but as a matter of fact the injustice has heretofore been perpetrated again and again, ami always with the sumo result of embarrassing Iho Associations and
throwing thom iulo what is called bankruptcy in commercial
Hero is a statement of tho case:
Tho Agricultural Societies Act provides that the Treasury Depart-;
ment shall pay over to the Agricultural Societies ouch year any
monies appropriated for tho purpose by Iho Legislature. During
the last several years such a grant
has been made annually, and the
money has boon, presumably,;
equitably divided among existing
Associations, to which procedure no
objection may betaken. But there
appears to be no limit to the number of associations lhat may be
organized, or to the dale up to
which such organization may
take place. It follows, then, that
the Legislative grant of any year
may by the undue increase of Societies to share in it, utterly fail of
the purpose for which it wus voted.
This is exactly what has frequently occurred. One such miscalculation should be sufficient
for tho Minister who is responsible
for this particular class of legislation, but Victoria "statesmen " arc-
not so readily influenced. Their
ideas are apt to run so brilliantly
in the direction of extravagant
ornamental buildings and burdensome publio loans, that really they
have no time to devote to a few
paltry hundreds of dollars, thnt
affect nobody but some thousands
of inconsequential farmers.
Look ut what has happened in
Surrey the past four years: In
1891) tbe Government grant to tlie
Surrey Agricultural Association
amounted to *342. In 1892, without any notice, this amount wus
reduced $2ti(i, with the result thnt
the Association could pay only 80
per cent of its just debts. In 1898J
the department was communicated
with before the prize list was compiled, so tbnt the Association could
keep within its revenue. It was
intimated that the grant would
again be $200. Instead of that, it
was reduced without due notice to
$'200. The board of management
decided to borrow money on private p.uprr and pay liabilities in
full. For two years, the Association has been strugglirig with this
loan, and succeeded n few months
ago in paying it off. Ih 1894 the
grant remained at $200. This
year, before tlie prize list was
issued) the Government advised
tho   Association  thnt  the  grant
s excusable to "squeal when you're
If tho Government lacks capacity to remedy this simple grievance,
the Legislative grant had bolter
couso in tbo meantime. Horo,
people beliovo that new societies
organized after a staled dale, say
1st June, should not share in Iho
grant of tbut year. The other
societies could then be told exactly what thoy would receive and
could govern their prize lists
Tno crooks aud streamlets' that
have been dry for Iho pasl couple
of months aro again carrying
abundance of water, Iho result of
the recent rains. The drouth lusted longer this season than usually.
Generally about six weeks covers
the dry weather: this year there
was ton weeks of it,
Brownsville Hotel.
Tho UUdOMlgtiod bog) I" notify tlio rnrmlnt*
Ci iilliiltnlt/ KHilli ol tlm I'l'ii i.>r Unit liu hns
luiwcU   tho  lliowiicvllio   lli'k'l   illumines uml
-triii■"..  iiuiiii *.ri ii.ii.Bii win 1 e ttrovldui]
fur 11111:1 mi'] hju-t, tlm olinritffl will bo inodor<
lit.:, uml all wnt) 1'iilrmiin' Uiu UoU 0 may bis
H su ltd ol pi mm |,1 uml cntrli.'im. 11 rvleu.
llnwiiNvllli', Out 1st, 159",
Tliroo <;i) imii-iproii Jersey holler oolvoa by
"i,iv-ir, 100I liny," out oi oowi tbnt nro now rIv
mi; 1 '!.ii-o'. ■ ni milk iniuy, nlso ono'ull-ulood
JmrJoy bull cull imi ol "Daphne," (u xiiiiui-
itiMiKliUTol Mr. Mulor'H oolobmloil cow). hIiy,
"LiVurfiiol Hoy," BOllll color.. A irHMt CUttHOO
lor any out) to(fotgood Llltlor stuck, I'rino, (70
fnr ui.. im, (iiniii, liny or roolx in un miimrtu't
v.iIik-.   Apply to A. KHKdUBONi
Jersey Piirli Djfry L'nrm,
Villi- Itoud.
or to .1. P, Qnlbrnlthi Surrey Tlraon office.
JP, (iAi.HliAliH, Convoyttnoor A Notary
*  Public, OillcotrinnitBY TtMns,0Iovardftla
Cows Wanted.
Tito Undonlgntill wonM Ilko to obtain two or
thn: ■ COWS to koop 011 shuns, or will tnko 11
number to winter over, Huh plenty o{ m.ni
Iced uud will I'liimnnue bout o| uttuntloi).
W, (i. WU-UAMH, GLOTOrdalc.
Society of B. G.
Grand Celebration
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
October 8th, 9th, 10th X 11th.
This Exhibition-Celebration is the
Largest in tlie Dominion West of
Toronto; and the liberality of the
Premium List and Prizes is Unequalled in Western Canada.
Tlio Promlnm List of the II. A. .V I. Snolety con
lulu, niuuy How featiiros nn,l Spocinl 1'rizcs
of much Vitluoi
APPLES—1 Yoar 10 cts., 2 Years 20 cts., 3 Years 30cts.eacfi,
I*a.   all   tlia   Xjoa.dl3.13:   Vailotlos.
Black Currants, Rhubarb, Rasps. American Blackberries, etc., etc. eto
Finest Knglisli Strawberries,
Farm ITodUCO tattoo In OXOtlOtltfO lor NutlOty Stotik,
Clayton Postofflce. SURREY NURSERIES, Tinehead.
Choice  Grocerl
And General Merchandise.
9 *«b? i
MAIN STREET, CLOVERDALE, (Cornor MoLlollan Road),
Goods all  fresh und of Iho choicest quality.   New slock constantly
ii'riving.   Prices down to lowest notch, on the basis of "small prolllB
and Quick rolurns."   gST" Givo us n trials
IX    \-M />"*. 'iii/J"* I
Tho table is supplied with llm bosl tho market affords,   Tbe rooms are
pleasant) comfortably furniBhed, and Ihe beds clean.    A good lunne
Hotel for families while waiting t» locate.   Charges moderate.
CSoverdaSe Blacksmith Shop.
Practical lUachsniith, does light and heavy blacksmitliing of nil kindfl
on short notice and at moderate rates.   Horseshoeing a specialty.
and Florist.
Established    1386.
OHice and Yard : Columbia street,
second dour east of Queen s Hotel
Now Westminster, ii. C.
'ipieer" about  Ibis  (ulsifyini!   of h,,ii|,| be debiyeil, wliil-t under Ihe
the lifiires iu the extent ol $70,000, present ainingoinenl thli carret-
hnd one can hardly avoid thinking |iondcnco hns quick dispr.toh from
lhat there musl he *omo purpose to Langley." Of course, it is the
serve   In   the misrepresentation. I wishes of the Langley people that
The figuro we have quoted is said , niu>t receive llrst consideration,
lo be thai of tho Dominion Con. and since Ihey prefer the fi'ort
puny, nnd tho price calls for a Langley "crvico, W6 wero evidently
bridge approved by consulting en-, in error iii recoinnioiuliiig the Clo-
Mii*er Cooper, as may be gathered | verdale ronlo.       	
Ifbtn the following extract from I A XKWSl'iPHH in tiie"«lon7crvatlve
Hih Columbian's Council Import|intortiat in H'cstmin'icr is Inlkcl
M Ibe 22nd  of  January   Inst:  -lof.   Nn dRflnltl neti.in   hns  Injeii
'' ths Icfidiim porrrti sftont bf (bt|lufcwi »•'"
ment ? Tbo Surrey Society bad
carefully and correctly calculated
its outlay n trifle within it' prospective income, and at tbe last
momenl ibe Govornment arranges
it so Ihnl Ibo Society cannot meet
iis obligations, and is forced lo discount prize-winners to the extent
of 28 per cent.
Wo presume, Surrey has not
been exceptionally treated, and
that all the othor district Assoin-
tions will fare siniilnrly. Those
itho (ATI Bipionh should s<iul>iil.   Tt
Three Full Days' Sports I
Gymkhana, Aquatic Sports, Indian
Canoe Races, Itugby and Association Football Matches) Field
Sports, Sailors' Sports, Promenade Concerts and Illuminations.
Grand Bicycle Meet
rnwnt'hthoFutfitWhflttmvti "ti ilia Piolfio,
c inn win hAttlolpRtf. r-iw in I'rUfi
lur tlioiii cvinl".
AUboogh our Unrblo oomca from othor t* -mi-.
trio* WO nup i;t ll iit t:io nuigfl nn ' ■ .'inir m;.u-
iifnotnrliig nm! holUlilitt* '>ti thu pfeni!tli*i Tnh ;
-uv:- ii'iyni" 'i lilfli ilHtJ", Which Wall t J Ol COIKIB
U: ul'li.iit'iv ptt.tl iy our cuitorner*. tt« ni«(>
KOO|i 111 ItOQk ll lil'SJ i<n Urttu-.'H* of Grttuitd
MiiMiiiiicniu; Pootobi sw.'-ii-m, Labrador, uto.)
Irom tin.- hili-Ht itciftCM
Cili orwtita (nrtluilttna niJ u loci.
ALEX, HAMILTON, Proprietor.
P. O. Ilox 13.*,.
m;.v m:STMiNsTKii. B. c,
H0OA8 llROS.,   Proprietor*.
Th. Ant I. Bt!j*p'foi] with iflpsrtor Liquor, .qd
0'iolc. Cigtrt'. .nil tlio ffBitsr. .r. attoullra
nml   .ililkuii,'.
Kpiiit stroll, dpposlt. Hi- i'.'ir■■ LsndlnB,
604 Westminster Roadj Vancouver!
P, 0. Addin.—Mt. I'l.'u-iiiii. VancouTor n c
Fine Acclimatised stock of Tree.
Plants) Vines, shrubs, Roses,
Bulbs, etc., etc.,
Growing on my own ..raids.'
ImportiT nf t*ttln< If Bllil .1 n nil 1.1)Met, AMlllf
C* Holla*; iruit nudOfDftiniatRl Trm«imiirut)
> DulM(ito.
Donlor In nml M-Minf.irturor of A.-rlfti'lliiriil
In |i urni'iii', li-i)   llnv» nml  bttppllM.  tbHt
I'.niip*. Whale oil Hoapttta
Everything at Lowsst Gash Priced
X.'W :IG pav-o C-ttnloffUo mntlcil on raeolpl nl
jrour H'liiru-f". Hut n nt oiH'i? nml koepli for
tuinronlirouc • -t win parjou-
AUilrc-i, it, .i. iibRhy.
li.i\.'-. Ufiiini i'i>-iiMirt,
W.iir.-iivn. ll. ('.
v\tr ttm Ohamplooabtp of Drltlab Columbltu
valuibla tioij MlhihIh wilt i.j iiwatilcd
to tlm win nor*.
Tlio Wciinltinter Cite Unnd nnd othor Unmla
, will :s;-nl-li nvtidlo tlirutiKliout tho .: :nMi.mi-
[   .-]■■•< ii: At!CoioiitoJr.tIou will bo provlilctl for
]    hx'iu nlon rnlcii hnvo bottl WCUroO overfill
] liuiwny Hiid UIOitDlbont MtlOa for Visitor*, uud
' rcilncoi lru-icnt rti'.OH'):, KxtilbliH.
Tbnni will no oochargo tor Bxhtblta oroinnfi
ho Frii-ur at Now Woattolmtor.
For (jUtlttlr pArttOUjorj nn toprlzca, aporfs nml
c. 'i.'t.niiii'ii, ,.-.■ Bnoloty'a priao ii-i mnl amull
jtroffrjiiaoiai ol to|obfntloD<
Further information will t>& (nrnltbod on np*
pllnitlon to
1'rja. II. Ai «t I. Bnc'v. H v. It. A. .V; I. Boe'J*
111. W. BHILJft Mayou. ARTinjB 3IAIt|N8.
I   f'h.ilrmnrt Oil] raw ftoc, OoUbriiUofl Com.
Columbia St., New Westminster.
Oonoratod „:i.i lioiittod ihrougbout,
Wben you go  to  (own   Irj-   the ]
Occidental  (or
A First-Class EKeaf for 25 Cents.!
Goo.1 Riolns by liny, U'culi or Month.
Choice yoUng Dodru nnd Sous ol
different nge°,
AM. ntock moisirni i),
Wrlle for wmitf, orroni'.' uml KXFatOOlt,
ClllVurttnlo I!'. C.
Black Currants.
Jot 111
»l li
Po'ri(llO( twor;oo0 rolliih cotva mil h yoke o I
anVen Tout Old WOfklog ox.-ii, well broken.
Clicitp lor onahi        .. .
aovoMl hundred yottHjt
liiick fiirr-mt btf->ho< mon* thtin lio la nhu- to
net our, nml will t]i*pOM nl Ihom "t fory low
rnti)°iiwjiiiiii::tif-ti-/nit porolinaor. mil tike
Itotnlooo in titahntitro. IIUoii pnrtntita me I ■•
inoit rvllriblonl 'ill (mil efoO'.nnil nt itoxcnt
prlrei will ptoduco ("''i) nor now ll nrnpiT.j
cuttlvnlcd. ,1. P, UAMlllAlTH.
Surrey limen ofllocl
To Sunday Schools.
Anyone wlslttna toexrltnnvv Mnnlnv •irl-.mi]
I.-brnriea, p'enao ndilnui Htiwjfjtitoiirtaiil ItH
1 Rviorliui Mino'iV Hobnob nlorornniiei!


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