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 I i  r (  Semi-  Weekly  Edition.  FOB  YOUR  JOB PRINTING  Give us a Trial,   we  do Good Work at  REASONABLE  PRICES.  -'!   "  V7  SIXTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND, B C   TUESDAY DEC. 13th., 1808  I  b ���������/  ijf*  NOW IS THE T1MB to select a good {suitable present while the stock,  just opened up, is entirely new, mostly from Toronto and New York.  i:  ���������  k\  Vf  For Xmas Cards, Calendars, in pretty designs, in  fact they are Gems, and so  cheap.  jjjjj   The Finest stock of Books  nicely bound in Cioth, and  Leather; Poets and Standard Arthbrs.  Perfumes, in English, American  and   French cdors.  Call and inspect before going elsewhere.  A. H. Peacey.  C. H.TARBELL  tfTDealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY   DONE  :    cr Agent' for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and  .    ���������Ranges^���������r-  ���������    - y    l .    .'���������'.-"  Manufacturer of the -,, ^-;,^  New Air-tight heaters  FOR A  neat    fitting suit  of clothes.  Go to Carey's, the tailor.  Next door west of the Drug  store. ���������   v<  ^ PRICES REASONABLE   g  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  M ��������� iwcpv  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at-r-  Reasonable Jrices  Near  Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  CUMBERLAND,   B. C.  Richard P. Wallis!      ~  Notch Hill Ranch,  Nanoose Bay, B C  Breeder of thoroughbred and K*^-������  class white Plymouth Rocks, Black  LangsHANGS. Over 170 prizes won  in the last five years. At Vancouver's  recent Show, out of an entry of 28  birds 26 secured prizes.  I gaurantee 10 birds to the hatch  Infertile eggs replaced. Eggs $2.00  per setting of 15.  Dissolution op Partnership.  We, tbe undersigned, members  of the firm carrying on business as  ' druggists in the Gityi of Cumberland, B. C. under the style of A. H.  Peacey & Co. do hereby certify that  the said partnership *was on the  11th day of November 1898, dissolved by mutual consent. All indebtedness to the late firm will be  paid to A- H. Peacey, who will pay  all accounts against it. He will  Carry on the business of druggist in  the old stand.  A. H. PEACEY  ROBT. LAWRENCE  COME TO  The News Office  with    your  printing. Reasonable prices prevail  CONCERT and   DANCE :"  Proceeds   toward   starting   Library  in  >,     Comox School.  K. of K   Hall  Dec. 14, '98  By pupils of Comox School assisted by  (        Local and Victoria talent.  Concert 7:30 p. m., Dance at conclusion.  Admi >sion to both, 25 cents.  H. M. S. LEANDER'S  Variety   and Combination   Co.  Manager, Mr. W. R. Rogers, C. T. I.  A Grand Entertainment will be given by  the above on Thursday next'  DECEMBER   15, 1898.  ��������� K. of Ps Hall; Comox.���������  Consisting of Songs; Dances,. Recitation,  5. Comedies, and ��������� Sketches.'"  Cutlass Exhibition by the crewj Rifle and  Sword-bayonet Exeicise Dy the  Royal Marines.  This entertainment met with  great  success at the A. O. U. W; Hall,   Victoria.  Admission 25 cts.   Reserve seats 50 cts.  Lightning programme concluding  with Giand Tableau  "Brittania."  DANCE TO  FOLLOW.  Doors open at 7 p. m. Commence 7:30  sharp. Tickets and programmes may be  had at the Lome and Elk Hotels and  Sailors. Rest, also on board H. M. S.  Leander, or at the door.  Xmas   Tree  ���������at the���������  METHODIST CHURCH,  MONDAY EVENING  DEC. 26th.  AH are welcome.  NOTICE  OF AN APPLICATION FOR   TRANSFER   OF  A LICENCE TO SELL LIQUOR  Notice is herebv given that an application in writing has been duly deposited  with G.F. Drabble and H.P. Collis, Esqrs  twe of her Majesty's Justices ol the Peice  for the transfer of licence to Robert Gra  ham for the sale of liquor by retail at the  premises known as '��������� Courtenay House"  situate at Courtenay in the District of  Comox, and being on Lot 19 o( Lewis's  subdivision of Section 14 in the s*id District, unto Archibald H. McCallum, of  Courtenay. And that the said application for the said transfer of such license  will be made at the next sitting of the  Licensing Court in and for the said District, to be holden on the 15th day of  December 1S98.  Dated the 3*st day of October 1898.  '������������������        ROBERT GRAHAM.  "AG NES E. GRAHAM  GOME TO  STODDART  THE WATCHMAKER,  AND JEWELER  If you want anything in the Jewel '  ry line for Christmas.  Opposite Waverly Hotel,  KILLED AND WOUNDED.  Boston, Dec. 8.���������Four men were killed and several injured at Port Independence this afternoon, by the explosion of  a mine which had been removed from  the channel bv a diver.  LATEST BY WIRE.  - KNOCKED OUT IN SIX  ROUNDS.  Philadelphia,   Pa.,   Dec.     9th���������Peter  Maher knocked- Ed.Dunhorst out  in a  one-sided six round fight tonight.  GORDON REMEMBERED.  London, Dec. 10th���������The Queen has  given the sum"of 350 guineas to General  Kitchner's Fund for the establishment of  a Gordon Memorial Xoilege at Southhampton.  CAUGHT A TARTAR  A member of a tough gang which was  terrorizing Vancouver ol late, attempted  to hold up Jack Hastie in the thick fog  triday night. Hastie-is a stout built  chap and when the highwayman said,  "Gimme all der money you .have,'! Has  tie hit him one on the jaw and left before  the astonished agent could pick himself  up-    .-'':'"*.  SIXTH VICTIM  i>  San Francisco, Dec. -9th.��������� Anothert  victim was taken from the ruins of the  Baldwiu hotel Jate last night The wreckers working in the rums on the Market  street side, turned up a charred mass of  ��������� flesh which at the "morgue was pronounced to be the remains af a human being.  GOLDEN CACHE CO.  <���������' Vancouver, Dec. 8.���������This afternoon by  vote of shareholders, representing two-  thirds of the shares, the directors of the  Golden Cache Co., were, authorized to  borrow $3,000 to pay off.' liabilities and  raise.Si.Soo on 6 percent two years debentures, to finally prove the mine.  V  CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER  ' Port Arthur, Dec \8.���������The assizes  came to a "sudden, termination here today, when the charge'of murder against-  the two Indian brothers was changed  to manslaughter, to which they pleaded  guilty and, were sentenced to 10 years.  The man previously found guilty cf murder was sentenced to hang on March 17.  MINISTER OF INTERIOR  Winnipeg, Dec. 8.���������Hon. Clifford Sif-  ton arrived here to-night and will spend  a week in the province.  TERRIBLE ACCIDENT  Oswego, N. Y. Dec. 8.���������Murray P.  Rumsay, who lives on Red Creek, met  with a shocking death this morning in  the pulp mill, where he was employed,  while working around some machinery.  His arm was caught between the cogs  with terrible results. His right leg was  torn off at the hip, his arm broken into  small pieces, his head partly torn off, and  his intestines scattered about the floor. cc  SAUER'S CONVICTION QUASHED  Victoria, Dec. 8.���������The conviction by  the magistrate of G. L. Sauer for selling  liquor on plebiscite polling day was  quashed yesterday by Mr. Justice  Martin.  PRINCE OF WALES COMING.  New York, Dec. 9th���������Dispatches from  London says the Prince of Wales has  absolutely decided to visit America next  summer, if the Queen's health continues  good.  TROUBLE at VAN ANDA  ��������� Vancouver, Dec. 10.���������Eighteen men  from the Van Anda ire out on a strike.  The manager says they refused to go to  work and Were dismissed. There was a  dispute about wages.  HEAVY  LOSS.  '   Los Angeles, Cal.,  Dec. 9th���������Fire  in  the works of the  Standard  Oil   Co., has  burned itself out.    The entire property is  consumed.    Loss $225,000  FEARFUL SICKNESS.  Barcelona, Dec. 10th���������The Spanish  steamer Buenos Ayers from Manilla on  Nov. 7th arrived here torday with repatriated Spanish troops on board. There  were sixty died on the  steamer on   her  ROAST TURKEY,  Plum Puddings,  /Jandies,  r  Dates,  Nuts, Oranges,  Figs, Etc.  Fancy Qjodsfor Xmas    resents.  High Class Dishes, Dinner and Tea Sets, 5 o'clock Teas.   Fancy Lamps,  ect. all of the beet.   COME AND SEE THE NEW GOODS, AT  J^OOIWEJ'S  ' r * i  Thanking my patrons for their past favor* aad asking a continuance of the  same for the new firm, etc -O. J. Moore.  WILL NOT CONTEST.  ,  Victoria, Dec 9���������Col. Gregory states  he has no present intention of contesting  the Cowichan constituency in the government interest.  ALBERNi POLITICS RED HOT.  Alberni, Dec; 9���������A, public meeting in  connection with the provincial bye election campaign was held here < last night  and was' well attended. The electors  showed great interest in the contest.  Both sides are confident and a hot fight  is in progress.  NO ACTIVE OPPOSITION.  Sarnia. Dec. 9th���������There is practically  no active opposition to the Liberal candidate in west Lamberton. Liberalsfare  ^'holding.meetings nightly which are full  of enthusiasm. , Conservatives held no  meetings and have announced none.  FELL FORTY-FIVE FEET  Nanaimo, Dec. 12.���������A: J. Gray, a carpenter; working en the Sloan building  Saturday, fell 45 woi scaffold, breaking  his leg and several ribs.  THOS. RUSSELL RETURNS  Nanaimo, Dec. 12-Thos. .Russell,  who for several years was manager of  the Union Collieries at Union, arrived  from Scotland on Saturday to accept the  position of manager of the Ne* Vancouver Coal Co.  See those Ladies'Suite Complete $5 each  at Stevenson & Co.  TREATY������SIGNED  Paris, Dec. 12.���������The treaty of peace  was signed at 8 p. m. this evening.  POSTAL DEFICIT  The postal revenue for the last 5 mos,  shows a defic of $125,000.  ACCIDENT TO BATTLESHIP  .   New York  Dec.   12.���������The battleship  Massachusetts struck a rock near Goven  or Island to-day and  three of her com  partments were torn open.  COWICHAN CONTEST.  Victoria, Dec. 12.���������At the request of a  public meeting Mr. G. B. Sword has con-  seated to contest Cowichan District in the  Government interest against Mr. Robertson,  who seeksrre-election. Mr. Lewis Hall is  also announced as running i* >he Govern,  ment interest in this constituency-- making  two Government nominees and one Opposi-  tion.    It's likely one will withdraw.  For stabbiig Mitchell Hearnett, Chas  ���������Gustavon was sentenced yesterday at Na  naitno to 7--mos. imprisonment at hard  labor.  COUNTy COURT & COURT  of  REVISION  and Appeal  A Court of Revision and Appeal under  the Assessment Act 1888 and amend  ments will be held at Court House, Cumberland, en Dec. 15th at the hour of 10  o'clock a. m. Also a Sitting ot the  County Court same date.  William Mitchell.  Government Agent.  WANTED  Men of force of character, who can fur-  nish horse and rig, for three months.  Straight salary to right parties.  T. H. LINSCOTT, Tobonto.  CITY COUNCIL.  Council'met at 7:30 Friday evening.    ,  ACCOUNTS PRESENTED.  Office account, $1.00; Robert Strang -  work on drain in front  of Mr.  Calnan's,  $13.70; Peacey, stationery, $2.50; Moore,  coal  oil,   $13.00;   rent   for   November. '*  $8.00; Andrew Thomson, lighting lamps  for  November,   $20.00;   Cheap  John's ;  account   $3.40,   ditto   $2.60; * Tarbell'S;  account, $295.   These were referred to  the Finance Committee. s  On motion, Messrs.  Strang and Nash  were requested to return all tools, etc. "f-  On motion-Mr. J.   B.   Bennett,, was '  appointed auditor to examine books and  accounts, and report.N ���������  -'      '      <     K  The Board of Works were empowered '  to clear but" creek  uear  Second street."*;  They   were also   instructed   to remove  boulders on tbe streets generally.  Aid. Calnan gave notice of intention to '  bring in at next meeting an -amendment;  to the Scavenger by-law."   .        .,  On motion the city was divided into  wards, as follows:'      < _f "���������;���������.       r ��������� ;   >  All that part between WindewiereAye.,;;  and Penrith Ave., shaUbe known as the  North Ward: from Penrith. Ave.,, to  Dunsrnuir Ave., to be** khb'wnv as the  Middle Ward: from Dunsrnuir Ave., to  Allen Ave., as the South Ward. Tbe  North and Middle wards shall be entitled  to two representatives in the City Council and the South ward to one representative.  /- ;j 1'  7;1  ;������'1  - '    ," V ft!  '(������������������ a.'^.-f  '\J:<-  f-'i  ''"^ill  . -  ���������  1'    ' -vim  V,,   .v.     -     ,".  .      j  Lin -  ':-:,,-" '*ty iri^!'/  '"I  PASSENGER LIST  Per str. City of Nanaimo Eee. 7th.  G. Shindley, A. Melbrae, A. Piokim, Jt  Pestiu, Paul Freyer, McPherson, J. Wil������  liams, Rivera. Westwood, J. Hill, J. Wat.  sen, Mrs. White, Rev. J. Lnndell, R. Wilcox, Miss Russell, Sutton, J. Seawrlght,  Dr. and Mrs. Millard, R. Grant, Miss Fairfield, M������>������ Pickles, Mrs. Graham, J. F.  Beokwith, E. Baker, W. C. Dodds, Miss  McDonald, J. Potter, Mrs. Smith. A. Beck-  house, W. Mackin, Miss Hitchcock.  " NOTICE"  An Empty Waggon makes the most noise  A Good Stock cannot be purchased 25 per  cent leas than Standard Goods unless it is  Short in Weight Measure or Quality. As  you pay so Shall you receive.  Cheap Joan,  THE VERDICT  We, the undersigned jury.lempaoneled 00  the death of Wm Walden of H. M. S. Ioa-  rus, have come to the conclusion that the  said Win Walden's death was caused by ao-  cirlental drowning, no blame being attached  toauybody. We deaire to recouiineud to  tho government agent the necessity of a  railing being at cached < to the wharf. Sigu-  ed, J. B.Helmci, foreman, James A. Pritch  ard, Hugh Stewart, Sam'I J. Cliffe, Chs. R.  Badwick, and Robert Chalmers.  She���������Do yon remember that 30 years ago  you proposed tome and that I refused?  He���������Oh, yes; that's one of the moit treai  urad recollections of my youth 1���������Der Fob,  NOTICE.  It is proposed to organize a Checker Club  provided an adequate interest is shown.  Therefore any gentleman acquainted with  the game of checkers and who would like to  join such a Olab, is requested to notify Mr.  O. C. Westwood personally, or by mail during the week ending Dec. 17th.  ���������������':"' ':J^4:h  ���������'��������� ' - tl, *  is.    - ry,\ s "'*  - .  , ; "41  1 ?  w  ','J  , I  w  IS  I ���������  m  ><    i /'  . ._L  BY STEAMBOAT  ...      ABOVE CLOUDS.  FEATURES   AND   SURROUNDINGS  LAKE TiTICACA, BOLIVIA.  OF  Doiiiff Business Nearly 13,000 Feet Above  tlie Level of the Ocean���������How the  Traveler Gets There-Some of the  Wonders of the Region���������The Steamers  of the Heavens.  (Special Correspondence.)  Chililaya, July, 1S9S.���������Steam boating  above ths clouds. Floating calmly over  the highest; navigable waters of the globe.  Sailing under tho glacial snows ,-of tho  loftiest peaks of the 'Andes, so near the  sky that heaven and earth meet close  around you and make you think you are  on.tbo.vory roof'of tho world. This is  what I have been doing for the last day  and night of the month of May upon  Lake Ticicaca.  As you read this lettor you will be  sweltering under the hot sun of a northern summer.    It is always winter upon  **&������&���������  POET OF PUXO, LAKE TITICACA.  Lake Titicaca, a cold wet winter   during  half the year and a cold dry winter   during the remainder.    At   some    times the  winds from   the   Andes   sweep   over the  "waters liko a blizzard, and at others it 13  as calm as the Dead Sea in   midsummer.  ,   The air is now as fresh as a   sea    breeze.  It is cold and bracing, but    so .rare that  ,  I cannot   walk   fast   without   my heart  jumping up into my throat.    This   great  lake is 12,840 feet Tip in tho air above sea  level and it is situated   amid   sceDery of  the grandest   description.    Some   of  you  will spend your vacations upon our great  lakes.  This lake is almost as big as Lake  Brie. It has a greater average depth than  ^Lake Superior and its scenery   is  a combination of   that   of   Lakes Lucerne and  Geneva, in Switzerland.    Our great lakes  freeze over during tho   winter.     Titicaca  never freezes.  I have-written of the. skies of the   Andes.    Those   of   Titicaca   have all of the  beauties of the Andean heavens, combined  with others peculiarly their own.    I cannot give   you   the   sense   of loftiness one  feels here.    The   clouds rise up about the  shores of Titicaca like walls upon   which  a   canvas   of   heavenly   blue   fits clrcsely'  down, so' that you feel that  beyond those  walls there are mighty depths,   and  that  if   you   should   sail   through   them you  would drop into space.  Tho air is so clear  that you can see for miles. Leaving Puno,  Peru, I was shown the sacred blue Island  of Titicaca, fifty   miles   away,    and soon  other   islands   came   into   view,    which  seemed to float upon the waters as though,  they were balloons   or   balls and not the  Putcroppings   Or   the   highest   mountain  chain of our hemisphere.    One   island,   I  remember, rose out of the   waters  in the  shape of a   gigantic   mushroom   of   soft  blue velvet, another looked like   a  mammoth whale   whose   head   and  tail stood  out high above  tho   water.    These   were  optical illusions, due to the peculiarity of  the atmosphere, but they were pticnomsna  which . I   have  never   seen   upon ��������� other  waters.  In crossing from Peru to Bolivia we,  sailed a distance of 110 miles over water  which was in many places, the captain  said, more than 1,000 feet aeep. Lake  Superior has, I believe, an average depth  of something-like GOO feet. Some parts of  the bottom of Lake' Titicaca have never  been reached, and the captain told me  that if ho should land upon certain parts  of Titicaca Island he would have tb cast  his anchor high upon the rocky shores, as  tho waters which wash them are so deep  that the grappling hooks could not reach  the bottom. Think 'of'"a body of water  like, this.atan altitude of more than-two  miles above th3 sea. Let it be more than  300' ''miles ' from the" ocean in., a basin  which- nlSxt: to Thibet is "the loftiest inhabited plateau ofc the world.  .Remember that you must cross a  mighty dosert and climb on the railroad  over a pass.' Which is nearly three miles  above the sea to gat to it,'and you have  a slight idea of tho' wonders of.Lake Titi-'  caca. You must add, however, that while  it is fed by the snows and 'glaciors of- the  Andes, it. has-, itself, no. visible outlet to  either ocoan^', Nine riv.ersjUowint6.it,  but duly one carries off any, part of its  waters. This'is the Desaguadero, ' which  connects :it   with: its- little ./.sister ���������lake,'"  lako. By the time it reaches the ship the  coal'costs about $25 in gold per ton, but  the traffic on the lake is so great that the  steamers. I am told, pay for themselves  many times over.  A large part of the freight of Bolivia  goes to the markets .of the1 world via  Chililaya and Puno over Lako Titicaca  and the railroad to the seaport of Molen-  do. Cargo is brought ��������� for hundreds of  miles to this point udoii mules, and on  steamer days it is not uncommon to see  a thousand mules being loaded and unloaded here. In 1895 more than ������1,000,000  worth of imports came into,Bolivia by  way of Lake Titicaca, and more than  $'300,000 worth of Bolivian goods wero  shipped   out.    There   are   now   steamers  once a week from Puno to Chililaya and  return, and nearly all passengers and  freight to and from La Paz, which is,  you know, the biggest city and commercial capital of Bolivia, go over this routel  I am now on my way to La Paz. Tho  city is about forty-five miles, or almost a  day's rido by stage, from hero,' and all  baggage, freight and passengers are carried there by horses or mules.  Tho foreign mail for Bolivia is brought  across Lake Titicaca and carried on a  wagon to La Paz.  Tho ship in which I crossed Lako Titicaca is the largest and 'finest of tho -fleet.  There are three other steamers belonging  to the Peruvian corporation or - English  syndicate which has the monopoly of the  traffic, and in addition they have little  steamers which bring copper, silver and  tin up tho Desaguadero River from tho  rich mining region'of Oruro. The Titicaca steamer lino was founded by the'  Peruvian Government as a part of its  transportation system, which, as I have  said before, was the most exDcnsive ever  planned or built. Tho first steamers cost  more than' their weight in silver. They  were made in England and shipped to tho  Peruvian coast and thence carried on the  backs of men and mules over the ,Andes.  It was ten years ' after tho ships wero  landed on the coast before they got to tho  lakes, and the English engineers drew  salaries during the delay while bossing  tho job. One of the larger ships was  afterward cut in two and a section of  hull fifty feet long 'inserted. The work  was done by the railroad shops at Aro-  quipa, and the ship so lengthened is used  on the lake to-day. The smaller steamers  ply to and from the lesser ports. They  visit most of tho towns upon the coast  and carry freight and passengers to thj  numerous islands.  ,    FRANK G. CARPENTER.  PARIS BILL POSTERS.  They Use  the  ISicycI������ in  All  Conditions  of the   Weather.  The bill poster of Paiis is a more picturesque personage than his brother of  this country. He plies his trade in all  winds and weather, raud he is nothing  daunted by the assignment of a bleak  suburban district on a rainy day.  He ties his posters���������incased in a water  proof poster���������across his back. He fastens  on his-paste pot. Ho mounts his bicycle.  Then he opens his umbrella���������for ho is an  expert wheelman and can manage it  and his wheel at once.  All over the umbrella are advertisements in little form of the article   or the  A PAKIS BILL POSTER. .    ,  event which he intends to advertise in  large by his posters. .So that his entire  route is placarded, and he himself is a  living advertisement.  AN IMMENSE CAMERA.  1 Anti-Tobacco ��������� Congress.  There is to< be an international anti-  tobacco congress at tho Paris Exposition  in 1900. M1. Decroix, the organizer, says  that his object is to "get together'^as many  delegates as possible, -so that practical  means may bo discussed for arresting the  progress of the smoking habit. Probably  one of the first things they will do will  bo to condemn the tobacco plantations in  Cuba.  of dairying as a' specialty. It is the age  of the cheese factory and the creamery.  In 1894 the' first cheese factory, managed  on the co-operative principle, was  started by Harvey Farrington . at  Norwich, Oxford County. The system  once introduced spread rapidly; in 1883  there were 685 co-operative cheese' factories in, operation and in 1806 tho  nnmbe'r had increased to 1,147, producing' 104,000,000 pounds of cheoso, the  approximate value of which was ?12,000,-  000. The factory system of butter making  followed and is rapidly growing in  popularity and its results are likely to be  even more important than those of the  now staple cheese,industry.  Four causes have contributed mfuch  towards tho development of our agriculture. They have been felt in other countries where rural conditions of life have  also undergone revolutionary changes.  They comprise the increased use of  machinery; improvements in tho means  and methods of transportation and  communication; the application of scientific discoveries; and changes iii methods  of work and tho introduction of. cooperative associations. [  .Botween 1SS1 and 1891, tho decade  between the two last cunsusonumora-  tions, there was a large increase in the  ' cultivated area of Canada, owing mainly  to the settlement of the prairio lands of  Manitoba and tho Northwest. In that  period tho wheat area of Manitoba alone  increased, from about 200,000 acres to  ' 900,000. The Dominion statistician, in  census bulletin No. IS,, says vthafc "'contemporaneously with ' this decrease.'' of  farmers and farmers" sons in Canada  "there has1 been an increase in the  amount of. land improved from 21,S99.180  acres in 18S1 to 2S,537,243 acres in  1891." The agricultural product of 1S91  was far in advance of that of 1SS1.' Yot  if wo turn to the farm producers we find  the following statement: -  -' 1SS1.        1891.  Farmers ������������������ and     farmers'  sons in Canada 856,712 - 649,506  Here ' is a falling off to the extent of  7,206 accompanied by the very, largo  increase in the improved land of 6,63S,062  acres.    There   are  fewer persons engaged  Sudden  L>������>ath.  -   p  There is only one sudden death  anion;.'  women to every eight among mon,   '   ,  the  It Takes   a  Plato   Six by   Five Feet,  L.arj������est���������in   the Woz'ld.  At'the photographic exhibition at the  Crystal Palace, London, there was shown  what is undoubtedly the largest camera  every made., ��������� The camera was over six  feet high; it. take3 a plate six feet by five  ONTARIO'S  AGRICULTURE.  An  A MOXSTEB CAMEKA.  known ;ii|)..La^o.Poopo,.which1vlies-;.about':  20 iniloS 'further south'in this -, samo Bol- .  livlah 'platoa'u." TKo Desaguadero has in-  this ttis'Can.c8iV-fall;of;'5'00-'ifeetf.v'-'Ifc*i'!'ia-'a:  rush jug, '-:a'ujbulent .stream,, largo " enough  to DO'.Ji'ayjgatecl by steamers for. a part .of  its length".    It carries off a large   volume  of water, but Lake" Poopo ' has no outlet'  to   tho   sea,   and,- > notwithstanding   this  drain, Lake. Ticicalta remains at the same  loveYwhether.the'season   W wot or dry.  year in and year out.     '''���������';  The steamboats which-sail-, upon Lake'  Titicaca might be called, the steamers.-of  tho heavens. They sail at times in and  out of the clouds, and they are nearest  the sky of'any craft on . earth. Think of  lifting an ironv. ship . of G00 tons over a  pass higher than the top'of Pike's Peak!  This is what'was"done with' the steamer  Choya, upon.which-1 am now writing  The,,ship was made in Scotland and  brought to Molendoin pieces. Hero it  was-loaded'upon the car's and carried over  tho Andes to Puno. It was there put together, and it now sails'as well and furnishes its passengers with as comfortable  accommodations as any steamer of its  size. It is as beautiful as a gentleman's  yacht, and it can make twelve knots an  hour without trouble. It is propelled by  a screw, and its fuel is Australian coal,  which is brought over mori than 7,000  miles of water and lifted on the railroad  over the Andes to Puno at the edge of the  feet, but this size can only be utilized for  line work and ordinary copying, as tho  Levy screen, necessary for tho half tone  process, can only be obtained up to about  40 by 30 inches. It is intended that the  back part should bo built into tho partition wall of tho dark-room, so that the  latter would really form tho dark slide,  otherwise a holder of sufficient dimensions would be extremely heavy and cumbersome. By -inclosing tho rear of the  camera as a dark room, the plate would  bo placed directly into the back part? of  tha camera, being held in position by adjustable bars, which take any'size from  "whole plate up to the''full capacity of the  camera. The full extpnsion'of the camera  was 12 feet." so that when using a lens of  about 60 inches'principal focus, it is possible to copy same size as original. To  provide for tho use of lenses of shorter  foci th'e middle body of the camera is1  provided with a plate holder and by  means o"f a door in the'sido tbo operator  can enter. This part of the camera forms  a littlo room   about   seven   feet by three  .feet,    in     which    at    least     two- '.per-  .sons can stand and watch the operation  of focusing the image and exposure.  The  ���������'.lens'lifted'to this camera'is of the symmetrical type, specially made for copying  purposes. It works at f-11 and has au  equivalent focus of 60 inches. Tho Prince  of,Wales inspected this rcmarkablo   cam-  '"era with much interest.-'."   '.'   ..  Lumin'bus Piilnt..,  Luminous paint has so many uses that  expert'rtndaniatbur alike are interested in  everything new concorning dt. 'Most of  these self lighting colors are raade.of barium sulphide' or calcium -sulphide. A  luminant which' is highly spoken of- is  made of ��������� calcium, tungstate. To ^prepare  th is put i nto, a. Hessian cruciblo ��������� -30 parts  calcium chloride, 30 ;parts sodium tungstate and-30 parts sodiunr chloride, which  have been well mixed..- 'Keep-it iat a red  heat for several hours. Tho :heat breaks  down the mass, which becomes a vitreous  paste. After cooling and breaking up the  mixture is thoroughly washed with water.  Fine crystals of calcium tungstate remain  after this process. A.coating of strong,  glue is put over the surface which it is  desired to cover, and the crystals are thickly strewn over the glue, which, harden-'  ing, holds them firmly in place. This is  Baid to be by far tho most brilliant self  luminant extant.���������New York Ledger.  Encouraging:.  "De weakes' mus' go ter de wall," said  Uncle Eben, "but  quickness  an  courage  hab he'ped many a feller ter climb dc wall  an staht ovuh ag'in."���������Washington Star.  Appendix to the   Annual -Report   ot  1896  Issued.  The Provincial Bureau of Industries has  lately issued an appendix to tho annual  j.jport for 1896 comprising several papers  of more than usual inteiest relating to  municipal institutions and' agricultural  progress. Among them is an-address  d jlivored some time sinco by - C. C.  .T.imes, the onergetic secretary of tho  Uureau, before the Political Science Club  oi Toronto Univorsity upon the subject  of "Tho Agricultural Development of  Ontario," which is replete with valuablo  information concorning the growth and  present status of, our principal national  industry. The paper is one which should  have a wide circulation, as the facts and  figures which it embodies are calculated  to disabuse tho minds ot many popple  abroad as to tlie present conditions of  agriculture in Ontario, and to enable  them to realizo that this province is fully,  abreast of tho most progressive communities in the adoption of modern methods  aud appliances in all tho departments of  agricultural production.  Mr. James sots out with the proposition  that agriculture is by far tho most important industry in" Canada,'as is easily  shown by the figures collated from official  returns as to tho yield of our principal  sources of wealth. Canadian fisheries  produce in round numbers $20,000,000  yearly, mines nearly $30,00,000, forests  about $80,000,000, whilo the returns  ���������from farming are ������600,000,000. In  Ontario the. annual agricultural product  is over $200,000,000, tho capital invested-  in agricuHuro ������900,000,000, and the  number of persons employed on the farms  -in lS9i 292,770.  In -tracing tho rise and progress of  agriculture tho writer divides tho period  embraced into four epochs, each bavins:  some spucial characteristic and presenting a new phase of development, Tho  first period from 1783 to 1S12 was that of  the early settlers, when , the work consisted mainly in felling tho forests, and  ilittle could -be grown on the clearing  beyond what was necessary for the support of the sbttlors. Such exports as thero  wore from the farm consisted almost  wholly of timber and wood ashes for the  manufacture of potash. The groat European war of 18.1,3.-14 created.an extroardin-  ���������ary.'demand for grain at high prices, and  as tho area, of- cleared land extended a  brisk export trade in wheat, by .way. of  Montreal,'aroso -during tho second period  ���������from 1812 to '37.' During this era the  population,. Which was almost..- purely  ���������agricultural, increased from .80,000 to  ���������397,4S9.  Canadian-agricultural prosperity during  "these years induced a Tush of immigration from 'England, ��������� Scotland' and Ireland, which..was ���������attended.with important  ^results to farming industry. The love of  ���������the' British 'people "for "their stock and  their skill in it3 brbedingalid manage-  ���������ment is a marked characteristic. During  'tho period 1837.-67'-wheat growing was  supplemented by- stoqk ; raising, very  ���������extensivo importations of pure thoroughbred stock of all varieties being made. In  this epoch was -laid tho foundation for  '���������the magnificent . reputation 'which  Ontario now enjoys for fine horses,  cattle and sheeD. In /this'connection ib  :may bo mentioned "that on -July 1st,  1S96, tho total value tif the'livestock on  ���������the farms <of Ontario was $96,857,566,  whilo the sale of the previous twelvemonth amounted to $28,750;00O. The  ���������annual value of the dairy products Of the  .province is $27,000,000.  The   principal   feature   of   the   period  !from   1867   to'the present day-is the rise  in agricultural work in Ontario to-day  than there -were ten years ago, but the  product of their work is much ' greater.  The agricultural statistics of our Ontario  Department go back only to 1883. Let  mo put the statement in the form of a  table:   ,  - , 1SS3. 1896.    ���������  Total farm lands 21,458,067 23,172,408  Acres    of    field  crops        7,542,623        83611,444  Value   of   farm  lands .$654,793,025 $557,46S,270  Value of imple-' ~       '  ments . . .' $43,522,530    $50,730,358  We have therefore an increase in farm  lands of nearly 2,000,000 acres, an  increase in the.- cultivated laud of just  about 1,000,000 acres;' a decrease in the  value of farm lands of nearly $100,000,000;  1 but "an increase in .the value of farm  machinery- and implements of * over  $7,000,000. At tho samo time thore has  boon a very marked falling off iu the  price and cost of machinery of all kinds.  Wo conclude, therefore, that in tho past  thirteen years for which we havo statistics, there has been a very groat increase  in the machinery, implements and tools  used   upon   the   farms   of this province.  This oxplairis why it has boen possible  for a smaller number of ��������� workers ts  increase their total product.  At the present timo great attention is  being paid to the erection of cold storage  warehouses for preserving tho fruits,  buttor and cheeso and meats coining  from the farms, to tho providing of  refrigerator cars on tho railroads, and  refrigerator compartments on our steamship lines, so that within a very short  timo we hope to bo able to ''placo those  perishable articles in. a fresh and'attractive form on ������he great consuming  markets of Europe. The successful carry  ing' out of this undertaking will be one  of the greatest boons to Canadian agri-  clturo���������in fact it is an absolute necessity  to the present welfaro of our agricultural  industry, to say nothing of the eil'out  upon its future prosperity.  The application of machinery ��������� to  agricultural work is rapidly bringing, it  into line with the groat manufacturing  industries, and when wo consider its  possible development as a manufacturing  .industry many questions present themselves, of interest to tho student, such as:  Will agriculture bo broken up or  divided into SDecial lines of production?  Wrhat part will electricity play in  future work and how will agriculture be  affected thereby?  What will be the effect when tho  farmer is enabled to erect a .winlmill and  store up the free energy of the wind in a  storage battory, whenco ��������� at will lie can  heat or light his house, pump his -water  and,drive his machinery? ,     ..,.������������������<.  How will tho Increasing use of machinery affect tho .ownership of farm lands?  Will, tho' tendoncy be toward larger  proprietorships or towards smaller holdings'? .,'������������������-..���������  \Vill' the increased uso of machinery  Taise tho farmer intellectually and socially  or will it tend to reduce him nioro aLi  more to mere drudgery 'and servitude?  Improvement in .road/'communication  tends to removo tho inequalities in far<n  values due to location or situation. Tho  statement is made by ..au Anstrnlikn  official that a tub of buttor pan.bq-takes  from-Sydney to London "for less than it  could be brought from someremote part  of Pmgland or Scotland. "Two' factors are  just now entoiing into farm' operations  that demand attention. The first is the  mpyoment already -inaugurated in this  province for tho improvement of our rural  highways, and second the construction ot  light electric railways through rural parts  for tho benefit of the farm community.  The trolley system is.only ten years old;  already we find several city lines gradually extending their ODerations into tho  adjacent townships. When the farmer can  deliver his goods for market at his own  gate and can be carried into town at tho  rate of 20 miles an hour, transact bis  business and return with his purchases  With tho loss of but a couple of hours,  and no charge for wear and tear of  horses, harness and to hides, we shall see  a   new   social   and financial condition of  agriculture. /An .electric road "runs from  Hamilton    throueh   the   Grimsby     fruit  district,   cars",  pass   the   doors' every   20'  minutes.  Fruit can be loaded at Grimsby  or   Winona. and   shipped to Montreal   or  Winnipeg"without,chanee.    Fruit  lots at-  Grimsby have sold as high as $500 an acre. -  In    that   section   also   the fruit -growing  farmers havo telephones   in thp'r houses,  and can follow the market prices closely.  Other questions for consideration aro  tha-  use of bicycles in rural   sections, and the>  daily free delivery of rural mails.  It   is   only comparatively recently that-  the   attention    of   scientists     has     been'  directed towards  improving   agricultural  conditions,"   but a great   deal has-already  boen accomplished   in   that; direction  -by  t.ho   investigation of 'botanists, chemists. '  and entomologists.  One example is given  of the value of what may-bo done by the  imnrovomont of   old   variotios   of, grain,  etc., and the i./oroduction ot new   kinds.  About   6,500,000 ��������� acres   in Ontario am  devoted to grain growing.  If by selection  and   cross   fertilizing   wo' could' obtain  seed   grain   that, would   add   only     onfv  bushel per acre to our crops, our   annual  grain   product   would    bo   increased   by  6,500,000   bushels.    The   grain   crops   of  .Ontario   in   1897   wore  worth over $50,-  000,000.    An   improvement to tho extort  of   25 per cent, is quits within tho rango-  of possibility.  Tho,President'of the Agricultural   College   in   bis report for 1897,  referring   to   this   work "in*   improving:  variotios of   grain,   says:    "In this  way-  some oxcellont foreign variotios have be--a  introduced,     tested.      and      distributed  throughout tho province���������varietiesr\vhiua  yioidJ from   six to eight bushels per'acre  more     than     any    varieties     previously  grown.  .In .oats   and   barley; alone, t.'iO'  varieties   introduced -and   distributed by  the experiment station nave,/ within   tlio  past   four   or  fiya   years,   paid   to    "tho  province a good deal more than the enfc'ro'  cost of  the oollogo for tho last ten years.!'  Entomologists  , aro     devoting"  ."much  study   to   tbo   destruction of tho swarmg. "  of   insect -pests   which   havo ��������� proved> so  ���������destructive of lato years.   How important ���������  this   branch'  of- scienco is in   relation toVy'  agriculture inav-  be, estimated *from tho'1  statement'   that ��������� tho" loss   ol ^.tho Uui^dv^ \  ��������� St'atos from insects   during lSS4'''is calcu-'vi  lated at S400,000,00, and 'for   1891 $300,-  000,000. ,       '   '     ,       "    '     : ���������  An   agricultural socioty was organized  at. Niagara   or Nowark in   1792 or 17.13.  Of its existence and of its usefulness but,  little   is   known   at the present  day.    It    .  'was   not   till l"S3o' that praoticaloncour- ' ���������-  agement was given those- societies on the  part of tho Legislature.    They'  havo continued   ever   since.    'In.1867, apart from   q  these   general societies for  holding fail's, ,  there   was   only .one   other* association,  that of tho fruit-growers.' .,In -1S97, however,      there -were   Farmers'    Institutes  organized   in   every--, riding -or district oT  Ontario,   there   were   twelve   live   suick  .  associations,,  two   dairy    assooi.-i'"/ions,-' a   ,-  Beekeepers Association'and, the   Entomo--  logical Society. . '       "       "  'In    the   throe   years,-   186S-69-70.    tho  Legislature spent   $195,969   in behalf, of'  agricultr.^o,    of   which   $161,392 was .,������01*  agricultural   societies,     $30,000   for   tho  provincial fair, and $1,050  for the Fruit-  .  Growers'Association.   In the thrue years,-  1895-96-97, tho Legislature spent $71.8,156  for   all   agricultural   purposes, including  the   agricultural "  societies,   the   various  associations, tho Agricultural College, the  dairy   schools,,  farmers' institutes,   Irnifr*  1 experiment '���������'. stations."       good       roads  "'branch,   printing of   reports,   and collection of agricultural statistics.     The total  expenditure-    by      tho   ' Legislature    on  behalf of Agriculture for the thirty yoars  186S-97 inclusive has been $4,509,090.  Tho seod that is liow being-sown cannot but yield a harvest that will i'.omo  day astonish the people who aro not  directly engaged in agriculturo or carefully following tho development.  FOREIGN   MUSICIANS.  The English   Style of   Pronouncing  Their  Names Is In Greatest "Vogue.  The pronunciation of tho names of foreign musioians is a subject with regard to ^ -  , which the average Briton is disposed to  claim and exorcise the most unrestricted  freedom. Tho result is not usually such  as would dead to self identification by tho  unhappy, owners of tho names themselves. . -.  -Several organs of the musical press havo  begun discussing the matter with tlie  view of" protecting the foreign musician  from nominal mutilation _,at the.hands of  his admirers and of bringing something  like harmony out of "the present state of  chaos. Ouo writer states that at'a recent ���������  conference of musicians hchea< 1 the namo.  of a foreign musical celebrity pronounced  in four different ways by as many speakers. Tschaikowsky was alluded to by one-  speaker as. ��������� "Shy-cow-sky" instead of  ':Cby-koff-ski," as the composer's namo  ought approximately to.bo pronounced. ���������-^  ���������  ,  A lthough. sufficiently serious, this is loss  discoh'Pertiug:than.the Atuuticau reproach.  again?t '.English ���������nam'o   orthography   hi'.-.���������..-'  general   that, wo   \vrito. a"-'word   "Beau-." ���������  champ"' and . pronounce  it  ' ��������� Beecham.". '' ".  .Still, a moro.ratiohal method of translat-._  ing proper names from  languages which; ' '-  liko  Russian, havo  an  alphabet -entirely   -  different from our own .is. much.to- bo de-.,. ���������  sired.     There is  really no reason'; why wck ;"'���������  should  retain  the German ���������'������������������w/''-iln   such'; '  names as .Tschaikowsky, Padorowski and-   '.-(  Turgenicv... The Russian.\letter  is."v,"- .* ���������'  although  it has the  power of  "f." before  hard  consonants  and at the end 'of  most   ' \  words.    The general- substitution/of' "v"-    ^-  would at least .give'the death blow to such Mf  mispronunciations as "Padcroosky. "  The   .  adoption of thc.suggestion'jil'mt Sir George  "Grovo  or   some "other   authority   should  complete   a   pronouncing��������� .^vocabulary   of    ;  foreign   musicians' names   might- prove     '���������  useful to the  student, but the  infrequent"-'  concert goer would  probably remain   uii-  influenced.     The too  deferential   Baboo,  when asked how his somewhat formidable  name was  to bo  pronounced", politely an- '  swered, "As you  d���������n  please."    This, it  is to be feared, will continue to be tho rule  with the majority of foreign musicians.���������  London Is'cws.  ,    i  Y  ���������;i^  a!  1  ���������at  Evidently :i Uicycle iioy.  A little boy, seeing a long-horned cow,  cried out: "Oh, sae dot tow; her dot  Iiandle-bars on her head," tfitraafXT-ig icmi i������>��������� Wrf���������  -,ir  14  9  '/  11  A YEAR AGO.  1  A year ago we walked the woods,  1   A year ago today. ,     f  The  lanes  were  white  with blackthorn  bloom,  ,   The hedges sweet with may, ;'  We trod the happy woodland ways,  Where sunset lights between  The slender hazel'stems streamed clear  And turned lo gold tho green.  Thrushes sang through the cool green arch  Where clouds of wmdilowers grew.    ,  That beauty all was lost to uie ���������  For lack of love to you.  And you, too, missed the peace which might  , Havo been, yet might not be,  From too much doubt and'fear of fato  And too much love of me.  This year, O love, no thing is changed!  ' "As bright a sunset glows.  Again we ,wnlU   lio wild wet woods,  ", Again the bluebell blows.  But still our drifted spirits fail  Spring's happiness lo touch.  For now ycu do not euro for me,  Ana 1 love you too much I  ���������D. is'osibit in Good Words.  "This"���������and he  took  package from his pocket.  THE MEPHISTO CAP.  IV'  I,  V.  '"< -"Oh, yes; and I'forgot to tell you. You  know, your old flame is to be -married in  May?"  "Is she?    Which?"     ,  , "You had a good many, hadn't you?  "Well, guess."       ��������� 0  "Lot me see.    Madeline Kearney. . Oh,  you toll me, sister! I'm too tired to guess.  That railroad has shaken mo all to pieces  , in tho last hundred miles." ' ,  '      "Well, then,,if you're too tired to exert  your luind, Edna Barson."  "Oh, and she marries'!���������  "Bob Bristol, of all men.1   Old enough  to be her father, isn't ho?" r  Cortell had been away, five .years in tho  r      west and had just mado a long journey in  'order to spend two or thrco weeks at home  with his motlicr and sister.    Ho had come  back, it seemed to him, much  more than  ifive years older than ho was when ho loft.  There was upon him, now-the steadying  , pressure of large, responsibilities, for ho  was very near to being tho head of a large  ,' business "enterprise./ All that he' saw���������'  . . even , tho faces of, his mother and sister���������  reminded him of .what he had been when  his 'eyes last fell upon  thoso  scenes and  "���������    those face's, and h������ found ��������� himself as  he  6trctchcd at full   length  on  the lounge  wondering  how ho could ever have been  so frivolous and so joyously careless of  consequences in everything as he'had been  'in tho days that now seemed to him to belong to tho dim distance of history.  < "So women can forget sometimes, you  see,'' his sister was continuing her talk', ig  Bob's .thoughts were wandering back to  tho past'. Presently ho exclaimod somewhat suddenly: "By "jingo, Clare, I believe I havo something. -Letmcsce. When  do you sav, Edna is to be married?" May?"  "Middle of May, I believe.;' V,  "And this is the middle of April.    By  ' jingo I    I wonder whether I ought to take  ���������    it to her or send it?"       .- v  "That's your second 'by jingo' in one  ;      minute.    Serid.what?   Wedding'present?"  "Eh?    Yes, of course,  I. must send  a  wedding present.    I  knew Bristol quite  well.    He's an older man.than I am, isn't  he?"  ' That' evening Calvin Cortell unpacked  a big leather trunk in tho privacy of his  own room. Ho took out a tin box that  looked as if it had been designed originally  -to hold cash. " Ho unlocked that box and  took out package after package of carefully  tied up papers���������receipts, canceled notes,  memoranda of'many kinds. Under all  thoso was a leather cased daguerrotypo of  his mother. Last of all, under the case,  in somo tissue paper, wero a pair of very  much faded kid gloves.  Cortell took out tho tissue paper package,.replaced', the dagucrrotype, tho various  -bundles of memoranda,  canceled .receipts  and other business documents, locked the  tin box and sat down to think.  Ho laid the faded gloves  on  tho little  writing table bciorc him,"drew up a chair,  rested big elbows on  tho  tabic  and  supported his head on his two hands.    As the  .faint odor of the'disinterred'gloves came  to his nostrils a smile, half of anfusement,  half of tenderness, played over his face.  >- "But tho question is, hovy" the deuco am  -I-to do it?" he said aloud to ��������� himself after  ������onio minutes of this brooding."  ,.,.Th.e.sniuc.on  his-face grow  more and  more ' tender. ^   Presently ho 'sighed; and  then .he spoke again to himself: ''That has  '   nothing to do with now, old, man.    That  was long ago.    You've got it to do. "v  Edna Barson certainly had boon a little  disconcprtcd when  tho  news came  to her  that her sweetheart of five years before had  suddenly mado his appearance in thetown  just at the time when her engagement- to  Bristol .had been  mado  public.   '. Sh/w'as  not vividly conscious'.of any  feeling  for  Calvin Cortell. that'could havo been construed as disloyalty to her finance, but she  "Kne.w.only.too. well how recklessly tongues  will .wagv, in a, .sniall  town,:'where' each  iriah''s-^r.wo]Han;'s7-business-.is the busi-  ���������'   fipss^'of all, and^cpnsidering'ihany things,  '(bbrtell's .sudden-, appearance   just   then,  a'f tqr a con^ln.u&us .absence of -'five:, years,  might, very; plausibly bp  made--to  bear a  significance that .would disturb the smooth  currpnt of .her engagement.   /.There  had  been rumors that. Mrs. anduMiss Cortell  would, >sqmo'v.timp' or other, go  west to  make their homo with Calvin, but no, one  had expected ,v.tp seo him back  in his former home. '���������     -.  : , -   r .;  Edha sati' befprethe fire, two days after  Calvin Cqrtell's arrival, and was medi;'  tating 'over .'thesev things, -when-" Cortell  himself entered. She was looking-for a  visit not from him, but from Bob Bristol.  Nevertheless sho found little or., no difficulty in'meeting him with conversational  care. <  At first, that is. Her old friend or  sweetheart lost but little timo in coming  to the particular busin.ess.of his call, and'it  certainly startled her a little when he said,  "I am very glad I found you alone."  "Glad?" sho said. "Oh, yes. It is nice  to bo able to have a little chat. Tell ine  about your life out there?"  "I can tell you about that at some other  time,"said Cortell. "Just at present I  have to discharge a duty. Oh, yes. It  'wouldn't be right. At least I wouldn't  like it if I were in Bristol's place."  "Like what?" said the girl.  a' tissue   paper  Edna opened the package, wondering  When she saw the old gloves lying there  with the marks of wear of-many years ago  upon them, but also marked with the  folds of many other���������later���������years of careful keeping, a whole procession of memories passed before her mind. She was silent for some moments.  "What ought I to do with them?" she  asked. "I don't know. Tell me."  ��������� Not the least doubt of it tho whole affair  was excessively silly. It was thoroughly <-  in keeping with the rest that now this  young woman on the eve of marriage with  another man���������a marriaee into which no  one had forced, her���������should be looking  with a look of pitiful appeal in her eyes  and with tears at a man who had flirted  with her fivo years before. ' Still, silly as  it was, it was so.  Cortell on his part looked extremely  uncomfortable. Ho may havo been wishing that he had sent the old gloves by mail  or by messenger But then, again, he  may not have been altogether sorry to see  that appealing look and thoso swimming  eyes.  "I���������I don't know," he stammered.  "Perhaps I ought not to havo brought  them. But I don't see why not. I don't  seo how I could have kept them, could I?"  "You might have burned them, mightn't  you?" Edna said, with a rather mischievous  smile.  "So I might," Cortell answered quickly. "I givo you my word,*Miss Barson���������  I beg you to believe mo���������I never thought  of that."  Tho manifest sincerity with which this.  was said and tho ingenuous blush that accompanied tho explanation wero irresistible Edna Barson burst into a hearty  laugh, which Cortell wras not long in taking up.  But at that moment the street door was  opened and then the door of tho library,  where these two . stood laughing over an  old pair of gloves, and the servant girl, in  her direct and distinctive" manner, pronounced, "Mr. Bristol."  There wras .nothing really embarrassing  in tho situation. Tho embarrassment was  only apparent. Tho - event might have  been different if all tho persons concerned  had looked at the case as it should havo  been looked at; but, whilo the' girl, with  characteristic candor, saw only tho reality,  Cortell was, for somo reason, impressed  chiofly by thoappcanancc. Bristol, perhaps  naturally, reflected only Cortcll's view. *  He at'once walked to tho table aiid, lifting the gloves, said, with eyebrows raised:  "A present? Won't you let mo' into your  joke?"  , "How aro you, Bristol?" Cortell said,  holding out his hand. "I hope you haven't  forgotten me" "  Tho worst-of, it was Edna was still  laughing, and- there   were   tho   gloves.  Bristol appeared?to think that the situation  ' demanded a display of quiet dignity.  "I remember you perfectly, Mr. Cortell," he said, bowing slightly. "May I  ask again what amuses you so much?"  Edna became serious in a moment, and  as sho became serious sho bocame angry.  "It isn't very much of a joke, Mr! Bristol, " she said. '"If yon insiat on having  it, however, Mr. Cortell has just found an  old pair of gloves'Of mine and has brought  them to mo bocauso it didn't occur to him  to put them in the fire. Isn't it funiiy?"  "I hardly think so," Bristol answered.  "Pcrhaps'I might appreciate the joke better if I knew whore Mr. Cortell found  these gloves."  As Cortell opened his mouth to mako  some answer to thim Edna, putting up her  hand, said: "This is my business. I'm  afraid you will not havo an opportunity of  CARE ON A AYARSHIP.  HOW HIGH  ON  Precautions  Accidents-  EXPLOSIVES ARE STORED  A  BRITISH  VESSEL.  WOMAN AND HOME.  s  That Are Taken  to  Prevent  -The Magazines Are All Mas-  fully appreciating tho  joke, Mr.  Bristol,  until you manage to get yourself into a  better humor for that sort of thing."  ��������� She very carefully folded up the gloves  and laid them behind tho clock on tho  mantelpiece whilo Cortell stared at her  and Bristol stood biting his nether lip.  Then there was an awkward pause for  some moments until Cortell said something about going.  "Why, I've hardly had ten words with  you yet, Mr. Cortell," Edna -said, with  a~wicked glance at the other man. '' Please  don't go yet. Perhaps���������perhaps I may  find something of interest to show you if  you'll wait a little longer."  "Then perhaps I had better call at somo  other time,'' Bristol said.  It was a very awkward situation indeed.  Bristol could not stay after this last observation of his, and Cortell could not  run away after Edna's pressing invitation.  Half an hour later Oorncll said:  " What did you mean by saying .that you  might find something interesting *o show  me?"  "Did I?" said Edna. "Do you hold me  to it? It occurred to mo suddenly. Wait  here'.:    :. ;"��������� >  She ran out of the room and after .a little while camo back holding something  behind her.  "Do you recognize this?" iind -she'suddenly-produced an old faded red velvet  smoking cap. It was a mephisto, with  sides pulled down and an absurd brush  at ono side  "By jingo!" Cortell exclaimed. "When '���������  did you find that old cap, Miss Barson?" :  "About a week ago," Edna said, looking a little confused. "I didn't know you  were coming home, then."  ,'   ''.Tack stolo my cap, didn't he?"  "Yes.  You had to go home bareheaded."  ������������������And you would  pull off  your gloves  and try to reach for pond lilies."  '  "And you wouldn't givo them back to  mo.      I made Jack  give me your cap to  keep in pledge of my gloves."  "Of course you wero going to send it to  me?"        .  "Of course I was."  "By tho way, didn't it occur to you to  burn it?"  Then both  burst  out    laughing   onco  more  As for the story that Bristol and Cortell  had high words after that and that mutual  friends with difficulty prevented them  from fighting a duel, there never was anything in it. Bristol was a sensible man  at bottom, even though irascible at times.  He made some sort of apology to Edna  Barson for his exhibition of temper.  But the Bristol-Barson wedding was  postponed in a quiet way. It never camo  off. The Cortell-Barson wedding came  off instead, though not until a year after  the incident of the mephisto cap.���������Minneapolis Tribune.  give Iron and   Steel  Tanks  Built   Separately Into tbe Ship.  The British navy has not been without  its Maine disasters, though fortunately  these have been unattended by any questions of foul play, and they have taught  us a lesson. The last such catastrophe  was in 1882, when the' gunboat Dotterel  was sunk and 145 lives lost through an  explosion in ono of her magazines.  Since that time great attention has been  paid to the storing'of high explosives on  board all the ships of our navy. Tho magazines aro now huge iron tanks built separately into tho ship. Tho' sides, bottom  and crown of these are mado of thick steel  plates weighing ten pounds to tho square  foot. These' plates are lap jointed and  'strongly riveted.  Should any sido of tho back of < a coal  ��������� bunker bo exp'osed, that sido, is built of  plates that weigh' 1214 pounds to tho  squaro foot.' This additional strength is in  order to prevent any explosion of coal gas  that may occur in the bunker from tearing - open tho magazine. Further, the  plating is stiffened with heavy bars that  make all parts of tho surface of equal  strength. Should tho magazine bo placed  near the engines or in any other place  where there is a high temperature, it is  coated with asbestus. ElectriPity is used  for lighting purposes. u      ��������� t  ��������� All the light* are in what are called  " light boxes," placed outside, the light  penetrating into .the magazine itself  through thick glass illuminators, which  aro protected by gratings of brass wire.  The keys of these - boxes are kept by the  gunner of the ship. Near them is a stock  of candles ready for use in case tho electric current should fail. Entranco to the  magazine is from the top, but out of what  is termed the handling room. The hatch  of this is in lino with the crown of the  magazine^ and the floor of tho room is lead  covered. s ^    <,  For ventilating purposes air is pumped  in at the bottom and passes out through a  specially constructed uptake, but on very-  dry days air is let into tho magazine naturally in order to prevent too much moisture accumulating on the cases and thua  causing tho powder to deteriorate. In an  , engagement tho magazines would be kept  closed down, so as'to prevent the enemy's  6hot from entering thein, and air would  be pumped in or the men .working inside  could live but a very few minutes. Before  entering, tho magazine, the' men have to  leave behind them their knives, pipes and  matches and to put on special boots that  aro studded'with brass nails.  With the old fashioned powder a spark  caused- by tho friction pt a nail in one's  boot with the floor was sufficient to cause  an explosion. Nowadays there is far less  danger of accident. Many-of tho explosives now used will only ignite by detonation.. Prismatic and pebble powders if set  on firo will frizzle away like a fuse, whilo  cordite, if handled with ordinary care, is  quite harmless.  'All the bays���������i. e., recesses���������are marked  with the number of cases that are to be  stowed in them, and they are provided  with strong wooden uprights to prevent  tho cases from being thrown out-of place  by the motion of the ship. The doors of  all the magazines open outward, so that if  in a violent storm tho cases broke loose  they would not block the entrance. No  fuses, tubes or other articles that contain  their own means of ignition are ever  stowed in magazines. All such articles  are placed in special storerooms far away  from the powder. Quick firing ammunition cartridges for machine guns and rifles  and dry gun cotton also have .their sepa-  rato compartments.  All magazines are fitted with .a flooding  arrangement, so that, should tho ship  catch firo, they can be at once filled with  water. No one but a responsible officer is  ever allowed to handle the keys, and ho  must first obtain permission from the captain. The heaviest charges are placed,  nearest the doors. In tho .old days the  powder monkey used to carry tho cartridges from the magazine to .the guns in a  case. Now the ammunition goes up a  hydraulic lift that works en armored  shoots. Carrying it would be an impossibility, as somo of the charges weigh 960  pounds. Tanks containing fresh water  and drinking cups arc fixed in tho handling room for the use of tho men, and all  the floors are sprinkled with water before  work begins. '.''.'."  Speaking tubes . lead from outside the  magazines���������which, by the way, are usually below tho water line���������to the gun decks,  the bridge and the conning tower.  There is a quarterly examination of tho j  dry gun cotton to ascertain whether acid  is accumulating. If it is, the explosive  is at onco saturated with water., W7et gun  cotton, being a very sale material, is kept  in an ordinary storeroom and is weighed  periodically to detect deterioration, a plug  ONCE A SERVANT, SHE EDUCATED  HERSELF TO BE A PHYSICIAN, c  Strong Words About Women by a Woman.  Mins Thnrsby's Medal���������Bringing: Up Infanta���������Cinderella Must Go to Balls���������Piety  and Chicken Fie.  W7hen a St. Louis woman wants to do a'  "thing, she docs it. Mrs. Elizabeth Fransis  wanted to be a physician. She did not  have money enough to obtain a medical  education, but she got the money and the  education.  She got the money by hiring herself out  as a domestic. . *"  Mrs.^Fransis is young and good looking  ���������-a, typical < nineteenth .century woman.  She commenced life with few cares and  many comforts, but one day she was confronted by tho problem  of brcadwinning.  She took stock of her capabilities and  'oundthat her education had included no  DR: ELIZABETH FK ANSIS: <    *  frills which might bo turned to advantage.  Her mother had held to' tho old fashioned  idea that a girl who had graduated in  housework knew enough to get through  this world.  She knew it ~~~** , be a great shock to  the polite circle .A" .iich she had moved,  but she  had to live  and the prospect was<~  good that there would be no abatement of,  tho necessity for some time.  She sought employment at the only  trade she had, ever been taught.  That was m 1893. Sho was engaged as  housekeeper at one of the hotels. Sho has  since served in that capacity at several  others. She - has supported herself' and  daughter, educated the latter, kept house  for a sick mother, and put of her earnings  'of $600 a "year she has saved enough to  pay for two courses in medicine.  " When her work at the hotels ceased, she  was employed as nurse in the insane ward  at the poorhousei ��������� After graduating at the  Woman's college in the first course she began to practice and also did private de,-  tcctive work to increase her earnings.  She graduated in her second course in  March, 1898.  Her education and books cost her $1,000.  She has begun to enjoy a good practice  among her sex as a specialist.  She has demonstrated that a woman  who can carry tho keys of a large establishment, overlook servants, keep track of  table and bed linen and supervise housework can wield forceps and tlie surgeon's  knife and write prescriptions with the  skill of a man.  Dr. Fransis is still reaching out in new  fields to make herself proficient in her  profession.���������St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Miss Thnrsby's Medal.  ��������� No one can  meet Miss, Emma Thursby  without  noticing that she, always wears  about her neck or fastened at some part of  her gown a large medal, says the New  York Sun.    Its history is full of interest.  Alexander II, emperor of  Russia, was an  ardent lover of music.    At the time of his  visit to Great Britain he heard for the first'  time at Her Majesty's theater in London  Therese Caroline Titicns, the great prima  donna of the day.    She was  then' giving  her~impersonation of  Valentine in "The  Huguenots." < Alexander was enchanted,  with her mighty soprano voice.   > She became a  great favorite with ,him, and, he  would  never miss, if  possible, an   oppor-  , tunity to hear her sing.   As a mark of,his J  favor he  presented her with  tho medal,  , simply requesting that at 'her,death' sho.,  would bequeath it to one as great as she.'  The medal is ful"# three inches in diameter and is of Persian antiquity, although  the large turquoise in the center is a Rus- :  sian amulet.    It is supposed to prosper the  wearer and is'a token of distinction.    In  its peculiar workmanship it .is without, a  rival.    'A very long chain, also Persian in  design, is attached to tho medal.    On the"  death of Mine Titicns in  England, Oct.  8, 1877, it was found  that she .had willed  the medal  to Hermine Rudersdorff, who  was  then  probably tho. best appreciated  concert singer in Europe.    She had been  born aj; Ivanowsky, in the Ukraine, where,,;  hcr-father was known as a famous violinA,'  ist.    In 1871-2  sho was engaged  by^ tho  '  Boston Festivals, and afterward mado tier i  permanent' home  in  this  country. ; Her '  singing of ''Medea" at *the Crystal palace.L  \s still  remembered by many.    After she  rctired'froin public lifo she devoted herself, ������\  to the teaching of music. ��������� Miss  Emma  Thursby was one of her pupils.       ��������� ' ,.,  Miss Thursby was  born  in  Brooklyn.  She  studied  under Achille  Erani and at :-  Milan under San Viovanni and'Lamperti.   ,.  While she was completing ,her studies in"./  America with Mine. Rudersdorff tho latter  had an opportunity .to become acquainted-*'*  with  her voice. , At the ,time of|s her, extended trip through Europe she was greet- j  ed everywhere with enthusiasm.   In Svvc*  den the people took the horses from her carr.: -*  riage that  they might" havo the honor of .  drawing it themselves.    It is not surp'ris- ^  Jng that to so beloved a pupil  Mine. Rudersdorff should have bequeathed the med- ���������  al. "It is said to be the only ornament Miss  Thursby ever'wears.���������New York Sun.  . *  ������������������rfi  -V'-f-'  .- 'v  i.t   .  '    -'M \  ��������� i I  /���������������{.'.   , -,/r/, <|  * ' -1 ,-=..'>s'"?'<.  - V*5    - V- r  . - A V>^>S  ���������>. *   ...i'' si"'  "seing at the samo time removed in order  that gas may escape. The "warheads" of  the Whitehead torpedoes, being filled with  wet gun cotton, aro stowed by themselves  and tested in the manner just described.  But tho '.'pistols," which contain dry gun  cotton, and the detonators for igniting the  wet gun cotton in tho torpedoes are placed  together in a compartment that caii be  flooded if necessary.  The only other dangerous explosives  carried by our warships are the filled  shells, which are given a place to themselves. None but the most stubborn fuses  aro fitted to these, unless they are at the  gun and ready to be fired. Their dangerous nature is indicated by their red painted heads and the broad red band around  them. Seamen are trained to handle them  with the utmost care. Even signal lights  and rockets are kept carefully out of the  way of irresponsible persons. In fact, every possible precaution is taken to prevent an accident with explosives occurring on any of our warships.���������Invention.  Mrs. Eliza E. Smith presented $25,000  to the city of Lancaster, Pa., a few days  ago, for a free public library.  Strong Words About Women.  If there wero no women compelled by  circumstances to take caro of themselves,  tho march of tho "woman's'movement'"  would cease For, in spite of her modern  rattle of independence and her assertion  that she is as big as a man any day, woman by nature loves best a cozy corner and  the course of life that helps to mako and  keep it cozy, and blamo her as men may  do it is not her fault that she does net  plan to perpetually enjoy and grace that  corner.  It is rhetorically and poetically all very  well to entreat woman to adorn the hearthstone and'cling to homo, but as practical  advice most of such entreaty is absolutely  nothing, for such is the stress of circumstances that woman often cannot adorn  the hearthstone and cling to home at tho  same time. In short, if she would adorn  tho hearthstone she must frequently do it  by such outside work as,w;iU\aid in keeping a hearthstone at all and insuring tho  necessary hearthstone accompaniments.  There are only two classes of reputable  women who forsake the shelter of the  home They are the class forced into the  open by necessity and those enticed there  by personal ambition. Oneof these classes  cannot heed exhortations to be solely domestic ; tho other will not.  It is a question whether the personally  ambitious woman is not beyond the help  of earth or heaven. If she is not posing-  in the forefront of some movement in  tho interest of late fads, she is turning  her world upside down with private  Schemes tending to her personp.l advancement. She is joined to her idols, and because of her the bewildered daughters of  mankind are often led to bow at shrines  of her erection.  ��������� In spito of the congratulations they bestow upon themselves in tho public prints  and on the rostrum it is not certain that  women aro now more happy than they  were 100 years ago. But they aro more  fortunate and undeniably more independent, and when their hopes are fulfilled  and their times aro less strenuous they  will doubtless know a fuller content.  Meanwhile they may already choose  tiheir work without asking permission of  any man. Prejudice and power now shut  "^ut few gates against them, and at those  cl.-.*ed portals they have already arrived  hnd their resolute knocking is heard and  prophesies that persistence shall yet further prevail. It is no longer "What can she  do?" but "What will she elect to do?"���������  Mrs. Ceorgo Archibald in Elmira Telegram.  Bringing Up Infanta.  A great change has come over the meth-.',  ods in vogue for bringing up infants.   Parents are beginning to realize ,that a room _  18 by 12 feet  cannot furnish air"for three  pairs of lungs.    The cradle as'well as bad^  ventilation has gone out of . fashion  and .  finds no place  in the household unless it,.  be an heirloom, in_ which case its rockers'  are' promptly sawed off.    Fornicrlyf the,  youngest child was always sung to sleep. '"  Now ho  is put to bed at a regular, hour,  and left alone ' Dr. Louis Starr says that':  instead'of worrying-themselves when', they  hear their baby, cry mothers ought to bo  glad that  their offspring is getting such,  excellent  practice  in  the development of'  his lungs., When-tho child is really suffering, of course, ho must be cared for;  but,  as a rule, it is best to let liim have his cry  OUt. o  .   Dr. Starr also holds that no normal baby  really likes to bo rocked, and that he-will  soon  acquire tho habit of ^ going to sleep  without  rebellion.    Obviously the   brain'  tissue that went to tho composition of the,  large body of musical productions known  as lullabies and cradlo songs might better  have been consecrated to sonatas and symphonies.  In spite, however, of the modern  medical opinion that rocking is positively  injurious to tho brain and other organs of  tho infant, there are many who cling  to*  tho old time  idea that  a  baby should  be  rocked as well as sung to sleep.    Bythcso  conservative  souls% the new motor cradle  will   be  hailed as  a blessing.    It can be  worked with  cither electricity or petroleum, and the motion may bo accelerated  or slackened  by simply tmming a screw.  The only demur hitherto on  record in re- ,  gard to this invention is from a lady who  ���������  bought and tried it.    She declares that if    '  science goes ^nmuch longer with improvements   of  that kind there will soon be  nothing left for her husband to do.���������Chicago Record.  <���������  >.A;<-  V  ft  '. "' v>!  >     * - v   V*,  .  -fa _ ,i    rfj) i  ���������    ��������� '-\'ASl  .   , A AiS  -A'AAf  ���������      Av4g,  i- V -  Cinderella Must Go to Balls.  I believe  the  parents who aro in  con*  stant dread lest somo one will  think that  they are anxious to marry their daughters  arc as  indelicate  as.  those who aro  constantly on the lookout for sons-in-law.    I  am not sure but they do more harm in the?  world.    Fortunately   there   may not   bP  many of them, but there are some.   There  is nothing criminal in matrimony.    It^is,  one of the firmly planted laws of human  nature, and  that,-in'fact) answers all the  questions  about, -matrimonial- inconsistencies.  Doctors say nowadays that, whoop- '  ing cough, measles and so'called, children's  diseases aro not necessary evils to bo gono  through and got  rid of.     Children tako  them because their systems arc not strong  enough to resist them.   But matrimony is  not a disease    Daughters cannot be mado  germ proof  by isolation.    It  is a pretty  thought that the fairy prince will como to  Cinderella  sitting  in the ashes, but it is  an  actual fact  that tho Cinderella.of  tho  fairy talo would  havo been Cinderella in  tho ashes to the end of her days if--she had  not gone to tho  ball/Rational  ideas'of  cause and effect are as good in general lifo  as in education or medicine.   If the girl is:'  not allowed tb meet  the fairy prince, she-  is liable to take up'with any housebreaker  who comes   in at the window," or elso she  becomes  onp of  those  silly creatures who  seo a lover in  every man they meet, from  tho minister to'the  milkman, and talk of  them continually.���������New York Times.  MJl  The custom of sending homo butter in  wooden trays is severely criticised. The  wood is almost certain to impart a disagreeable flavor to the butter. It may not  develop immediately, but the butter will  not keep as long and is quite sure to become objectionable beforo it is used.  The best way of putting out a lamp or  oil stove is to turn the wick down until it  shows only a blue flame, when this flame  will flicker a short time and finally go  out. By this process one avoids tho unpleasant odpr which accompanies the blowing out of a lampt ^ __ THF    SirMI-WEIKJY  NEWS,  WWMKMH!I������  COMBEBXAND,    B.  TUaESDAY  BBBPWBT^W^  D5BC, 13th. ,  1.1 .     .l.iJI     \' IU  1399  I  t  'i  i  \ -,  is'-  if  p.-  A  u::  . THE SEMI-WEEKLY  HI 8.  Cumberland,   B. C.  Issued    Every   Tuesday    and  Saturday.  TUESDAY,    DEO. 13th,    Ig3������  If the farmers don't take hold  ol th* creamery project and put it  through with the assistance they  are sure to get, it may be put down  . as certain that it will be a long  time before the euterprise will be  again undertaken.  While the Crows' Nest Pass Ry  means a great deal to the people of  Kootenay it is probably a damage  to the coast section of the Province  and will remain so until  connection with the coast is made.  At present its effect will be to turn  ail the trade of that region toward  the east, except such as goes south.  We certainly rejoice in the development of that part of the country,  but we ought to be favored with  such transportation facilities as  would enable us to trade with it.  The movement for a redistribution of representation in the Dominion parliament will not accomplish anything until after the next  census. Then we should have ad  ditional representation. In the  meantime parliament should cor-  rectits mistake in refusing aid to  the.Stickine-Teslineline, and promp  1 tly assist , some railroad from the  coast through the Atlin into the  Klondike country. Perhaps the  present Internatioal Convention  will give us a strip of land to salt  water as a gate-way to our mineral  wealth, without putting us to the  expense of a line of railway far to  the south. Let Uncle Sam show  his gratitude for keeping Europe at  bay while he whipped Spain  into submission.  DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore subsisting between  the undersigned, carrying on business  under the firm name of McPhee & Moore  was, by mutual consent, dissolved on the  r4th of November 1898, the Courtenay  business of the late firm will be carried  on bv Mr. Joseph McPhee, to whom all  accounts due there are to be paid. The  Cumberland business will be carried on  by Mr. C, J. Moore, to whom accounts  due the firm  there are   required   to   be  Pa,d* JOSEPH MCPHEE,  C.  J. MOORE.  Nov. 35th, 1898  LOCAL BRIEFS.  Hospital Board will meet Saturday night  The barber   should   never advertise   cut  rates.  We say nothing���������but Saw Wood,  Cheap John  Remember the school concert at Comber-  land Hall, Dec.   15th. _.A   Turkeys ! Turkeys ! Leave your order  forXrras Turkey -at Moore's  The improvements on the Reid-Fraser  road have been completed.  A census lately taken of Cumberland to-  taUwip over 1000 inhabitants.  If you intend bnying a Boy's Suit have a  look at Stevenson & Co's.    ,  "Johnny " Grant of the Riverside, Courtenay, now at The Jubilee hospital, is very  low.  The school concert will be given o on the  evening of Deo. 15th. Give the youngsters  a big house!  The Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian  Church will hold a Soiree in the church on  Monday evening, January 2d.  ,,   ���������" -  ���������W A IX T E D.���������Apprentice for Dressmaking Department. Apply to Mrs. Carr,  at theUnion Department Store.  Miss Daisy. Crawford, daughter of Mr. B.  Crawford of Gjomox, died at the, hospital  here Sunday night, age from 8-10   ,  The object of, advertising is not so  much to sell an article that' everyone wants  at o make everybody war. tan article that tbe  advertiser ���������ells.���������Democrat.   .  Boys' Wool Hose at Stevenson & Co's  '  Mr. Millard, of the Camp was injured by  the concussion of a shot in No., 4 slope the  latter part of last week and has since been  t)ken to the hospital.  You will fine Bargains in Corsets at  Stevenson &Co's,  " Pete Zedvblick, who fled Friday after  having changed a post office order' from $2  to $22 and fleecing his friend out of' ������20,  has been arrested at Nanaimo and will probably return to-morrow.  What would be nicer for a Xtnas r present  than one of those black silk dresses at  Stevenson & Go's  ' Wm Walden the sailor who was drowned  uy falling off the wharf at Comox last Thurs  day, was buried at 2 p. m. on Saturday  The ceremonies were of the usual military  character, the officers, marines and sailors  marching to the church yard with measured  tread to the solemn music. After the ceremonies were over, they reformed and march  edoff to a lively air. The duty to the head  had been done and new their faces were turn  ed toward the future.    ,  CHOI���������E  Groceries  NOTICE  I, Janet Gleason, of City of Cumberland in province of BritishColumbia, here  bvgive notice that I intend to apply at the  next regular sitting of the Board of Li  censing Commissioners in and for the  City of Cumberland to be held on the 15th  day of December 1898 for a license to  sell by retail wines, spirits, beer, and other fermented or intoxicating liquors- on  the premises known as the " New Eng-  Un Restaurant " situated on Dunmuirs  Avenue, upon Lot 3 block III, City of  Cumb rland aforesaid.  Dated at City of Cumberland, Nov. 12  Janet Gleason.  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that I, the undersigned, John Wilson, intend to petition the  Licensing Court of the District of Nelson at  its next sitting to be hold en on the 15th  day of December 1898, for a license for tbe  sale of liquorB by retail at the premi-  M*. known as the Wilson House, situated  an part 1-2 acre S. W. fractional 1-2 ofN.  W. 1-4 of section 32 township 1 Nelson District, being in that  part  known as  Union  Nov. 12, 1898. John Wilson'  London Layer Raisins,  t '  -   Loose Muscatelle Raisins.  Romona Seeded Raisins iR) packages,  Fancy Selected Cluster Raisins 2*4R> pkgs.  J "    ' ,  Currants,    Keiller & Sons'    Candied    Peels.  New Figs,  in lib. pkgs.  ORANGES, IrEMMONSNUTS  ' '    .  ��������� -  Wines  and   Liquors at Wholesale s only.  S. ������.eiser.  AGENTS  Those handling "War with Spain" are  making money.' A good share of the profit  is y������*urs if you take hold. Seven nun������red  pages, two huts dred illustrations and sells  cheap. We give big commission; pay  freight, sell on time, and supply outfit free.  BEADLEY-GARRETSON CO.,  Limited,  TORONTO.  > THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR-    ���������  ���������   +J  ��������� +   +   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION. $  j Twenty Pages; Weekly^lTmstraled. i  [        T������.fMcBCM������Ani.F.-To Mining Men.  WHEEE DOLLARS *ER TEAR. POSTPAID.  SAMPLE COPIES FREE.  MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  I 220 Market St:.   San FR.ancisc^Cal  AGENTS  We pay stra^ht weekly salaries of from  $10 to $20, according to ability, for canvas^  sera on "Life and work of G'adstoue. The  demand for this wonderful book is keeping  all hands working early and late. The only Canadian and British work published.  Endorsed by the Royal Family and leading  public men. A big, cheap book.  BRADLEY-GARRETSON CO., Limited,  TORONTO.  CONCERT  .A.O?  Oumberlapd  flail  r 15. p98  ADMISSION  FIFTY CENTS.  3SE  ^ttOGrttJL.l&l&^>  1. Chairman's Address  .... . .Mr. Abrams  2. Piano Solo ......Mis* E. Bate  3. Song   "God Preserve Our Native Land.".   4 song "The Three Crows."  ���������   5 Becitation- "Nobody Knows but Mother".... ��������� .'.Maggie Green  6. Kindergarten Song "Happy Days at School."  7. Recitation. ."The British Flag'.............J. Anderson  8 i......'  Flag Drill. .... .A   INTERVAL  With Selections from the Graphophone.  1    Song....". "Bingo.".  ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������  2���������    Recitation "When the Teacher gets Cross"..,/.... James Webster  3.    Song. '...-.' ��������� ��������� ��������� .'."The Fox and the Goose.". ������������������ ��������� ���������  4  "Mother Goose Lancers." ���������   5.'   Recitation.... ��������� ."Schoolroom Trials"  Miss M. Strang  6 s0i0  "Bethlehem" Miss R. Denton  7.   Lullaby....  ��������� Mary Oversby  Tableau. ;  GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.  CORPORATION CITY of CUMBERLAND^  ELECTION BY-LAW 1898.  Whereas it is expedient to pass a by-law  to ltgulate those who aie qualified to vote  for mayor and aldermen at the election to-  be held on the first Saturday in January  J 899, provided that more than the numbe  repuiaite be nominated on the Saturday previous.  Therefore the Municipal Council of Cumberland enacts as follows:  The following persons shall be entitled to  vote in the City of Cumberland for mayor  and aldermen or commissioners in any ward  in which they may be registered; but it shall  not be lawful for any person to vote for  mayor or commissioners at more than one  polling place at one and the same e ection.  1. A male   or female of the   full  age   o  twenty-one  years,  being a British subject  and not otherwise  disqnaliified,   who is assessed for real propersy within  the  municipality to the value of not less  fifty  dollars.  2. Any male or female of the full age of  twenty one years, be;ng a British subject  and not otherwise disqualified, who has e-  sided and been a householder.in the municipality for the six months immediately preceding the fii8t Monday in December In  each year and who pays as such household.  ��������� er a rental or rental value of not less than  sixty dollars a yea-, and who shall have  paid on or before the fiifteenth day of Decern  ber next preceding the date of the annual  election in each year, all taxes due by him  or her, and who shall have at the time of  making such payments, applied to the city  clerk to have his or her name entered as a  voter, in the ward in which he or she i* a  resident householder, and at the seme time  produced such evidence as to satisfy thesaid  elerk that he or she is a bonaifide resident  householder entitled to be entered ,.on the  voters'list by virtue of this section, and  who shall have between the fifteenth day of  November, or after the date of such payment and the fifteenth day of December following, porsonally delivered to the city  cleric a statutory declaration made or subscribed before a judge, magistrate or notary  public in the form and to the effect as fouud  in Municipal Clauses Act, sec. 300, clause 2  This by-law may be cited for all purposes  as the City of Cumberland Election By-law  1S98.  ���������   Passed the  Minicipal   Council  the 25th  day of Nevember, A. D., 189S.  Reconsidered and finully passed the 25th  day of November A. D. 1898.  Signed and sealed;the 25th day of November A. D.1898.  Signed, Lewis Mounce. mayor  Signed L. W. Nunns, City Clerk.  3f������1R    5HXB  For Sale���������One story ar.d a half dwel  ing house of six rooms, hall, pantry, etc.  on easy terms     Enquire of Jas. Carthew  The best corner business lot in town  for sale for a third less than its value  Enquire at News Office.  Espimalt & Maimo Ry.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. ,19th, 1898.  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON. ,  No.'2 Daily. No. 4 Saturday.  1 A.M. A.M.  De. 9:00 Victoria.1. Do. 3:00',  "    9:30 .'.,........Ooldstrenm "   3:29-  "   10:19 Shawnigan .Lake ...-. "   4.14'  ���������������   10:58 Duncans ,...".. 4:45,  P.M.    ' S   ��������� P.M..   ,  "   12:30..: Nanaimo " 6:0ft ���������  Ar. 12:45 Wellington... Ar. 6:20,  WELLINGTON   TO VICTORIA. ;  No. i Daily. "       ' No. 3 Saturday.,  A.M.   -      .  . '��������� A   , '      ���������*���������>*���������  -i r  De. 8:25  ......Wellington-.. De. S:UV  ���������'- 8:46 Nanaimo \ " 8:23  ",10:04 .Duncans.;...'-. "   4:37  " 10:42 Shawnigan Lake '".5KB  "'11:33    Coldstream ;. "> 5.5^''  Ar. 1200 M.       . ..Victoria..'\...."Ar. 6 25p.m...'  '   Reduced rates to and from all points  on  Saturdays and Sundays good to return Mon������ '.  day. ���������' ��������� .    ''  " ��������� ''���������":.  For rates and   all   information   apply at'.  Company's Offices. v ..  A. DUNSMU1R,       ' GBO. L. COURTNEY.'   ,  President. " Traffic Manager, ���������..  - '���������>' .- v-fl  '-- -Ml  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs ,  and do Teaming,, ,   ������-.,*-  At reasonable rates.:  D. Kllpatrlck, ,     , ' ���������   -���������  Union, B. C     ���������       j \  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Plants, Bulbs, Roses,/etc., for full:  planting. 54 varieties'*of Apples, A |  22 of Plums and Prunes,  15 of ,  Pears, 14 of Cherry, in one two,  and three year olds. Thousands  of Rosen, most complete stock  in the Province; *A  Hold your orders for my. new, ;  catalogue which will be mailed   -   ;  you as soon as out. '"������������������,  Send your address, for it if.  you are not a regular custo^ ,  mer., ' .A ,. '.A  M. J.  HENRY,  604 Westminster Road, '   ' <  VANCOUVER, B: O.  NOTICE  Noticf is hereby given  that  an applies* .  tiou will be made to the  Legislative Assembly of the province  of British  Columbia at  .its next session for an act to incorporate a ���������  company with power to construct, equip,  operate by any kind or kinds of motive power, and maintain a single or double track  tramway or either a s' andard or narrow .  gauge railway, for the purpose of conveying  passengers and goods, including all kinds of  ' merchandise, beginning at a point on Taku  Arm, iu the District of Cassiar, in the Prov-  irice of British Columbia, near where the waters of the Atlintoo River' join those of the #>  said Taku Arm; thence along the valley of  the said Atlintoo River, on the northern  side of said river, to a convenient point near  wh������re the said Atlintoo River flows from At-  liit Lake, iu the said district of Caesiar, with  power to oonutruct, equip, operate and maintain branch lines aud all necessary, roads,  bridges, wa>s, ferries, steamboats, wharvew,  docks and coal bunkers; and with power to  build, own, equip, operate and maintain telegraph and telephone lines in connection  with the said tramway or railway, or. bran- .  ches of either, and with power to extend,  build, ������.wn, *quip, operate and maintain the  Baid telegraph and telephone lines across Atlin Lake: theuoe along the valley, of Pino  Creek to a point at".or near the outlet of Sur  prise L^ke, in the said district,   with power  - to construct, equi p, operate and maintain  branch lines iu counectioh with tho said telegraph and telephone line: and to bnild and  operate all kinds of plant for the purpose of  supplying light, heat, electricity, or any  kind of motive power, and with power to ex  propriate lands for the purposes of the company, and to acquire lands, bonuses, privileges or other aids from any government, persons or bodies corporate, and to make tranlo  or other arrangements with railway steamboat or other companies or other persons and  with power to build wagon roads and trails  to be used in the construction of ths said,  works, and in advance of the same, and to  levy and collect tolls from the part es using  and on all freight or goods passing over any  of such lines, roads or trails built by the  company, whether built before or after the  construction of the tramway, railway, telegraph or telephone lines, and with all other  usual, necessary or incidental rights, powers  or privileges as may be necessary or incidental or conducive to the attainment of the  above objects or any of them.  Dated at Victoria, B. C, this 4th day of  November, 1898.  J. P. Walls,  Solicitor far Applicants  For Your Job   Printing  GIVE US A   TRIAL.  WE   DO   GOOD    WORK

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