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 ***-���������,jy%r^:  anatfSeMtwumfifa!** ,-irf.i,. nn *i.  I  Semi-  Weekly  Edition.  FOB  TOUR  JOB PMTM  Give us a Trial,   we  do Good Work at  REASONABLE  PRICES.  /Sf  SIXTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND, B C SATURDAY DEC. 31st, 1808  , 1  Ispmalt & Nanaimo, Ry.  Steamship City of Nanaimo will sail w  follow*. calling- at way , porta aa freight and  fMMOgf may offer.  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo  Tuesday 7 a.m.  *���������   Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  4 ���������   Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  Nanaimo for Victoria,  A Saturday 7 a.m.  FOB Freight ticket*  and State-  apply- on board,  OXO. 1. COUBTNBY,  ,    Trafllce Manager.  * <  ���������),  V  0. H. FECHNER.  Leading barber  and  .   Keeps a Large   Stock  . of Fire Arms.  Amuni-  tioh    and   Sporting  Goods  of  all  descriptions. -  Cumberland,     B. C.  ��������� * ��������� A  * General Teanjing '. Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER WORK DONE  J. A.- Cart hew  ���������������  ARCHITECT and builder;  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  INSURANCE,  I am agent for the following reliable  companies:   -  The Royal Insurance Company.  The London and Lancashire.   ���������  James Abrams.  NOT FOR COOKING'S SAKE.  Our Mattie ia a lady  But ahe never learned to bake;  She never oared for oooking  Just alone for cooking's sake.  So she never baked at all,  Lett a, piece of butter fall  On her dainty ganneata white  Or her shoes so high and tight.  For she never cared to bake  Just alone for cooking's sake.  Oar Mattie bad a lover,  And she fell in lovj you see.  She thought his face as handsome  --    As a face eould ever be,  But he chanced, one sunny day.  Just in idle ateod to say  (Wlieu her finger she had bnrued  And the fact he some way l--������rnod,  Though she had not tried to lwike  JFor her own or other's saiie.)  That she in baking burned it,  And he kissed the finger twiee,  And Mattie thought she never  Knew a remedy so nice.  But the cunning fellow said,  "You've been baking cake or bread,  And thtre's naught I love to eat  Like a homaniade oake, my sweat,"  Bat she had not cared to bake  Just alone for cooking's sake.  ������ NOTICE  Public Notice is hereby given, to the E-  leotors of the Municipapity of Cumberland  that I require the presence of the said  electors at City Hall, Cumberland, B. Cf.  on Monday the 9th day of January, 1899,  at 12 o'clock, noon, for the purpose of  electing a Mayor and Aldermen to represent them in the Municipal Council for the ,  year 1899.  The mode ��������� of nomination of candidates  shall be as follows: ���������  The Candidate shall be nominated in  writing; the writing shall be subscribed by  two voters of the Municipality as proposer  and seconder, and shall be delivered to the  Returning Officer at any time between ' the  date of the notice and 2 p. m. of the day of  the nomination, and in the event of a poll  being necessary,,-such poll will be opened  on Thursday the 12th day of January 1899,'  at the City Hall/ Cumberland, of which ev-  try person is hereby required to take notice.  aad govern himself accordingly.'  The qualification of candidate for May-  or ia as follows-:  He must be a male British subject of the'  full age of twenty-one years and not die];  qualified under any law, and have been for the  six months next preceding the day of nomination the registered owner, in the Land  Registry office of land or real property in  the city of the assessed value' on tbe last  Municipal assessment roll of one thousand  dollars or more over and above any registered incumberance or charge and who is  otherwise qualified as a Municipal voter.  The qualification as candidate    for-Aid  erman ia as follows:  He must be a male-British subject of the  full age of twenty-one years and not disqualified under any law and have been for  * the six months next preceding tbe day; of  nomination^ the registered owner in 'the  ' Land Registry Office'of land or real .property in the city of the assessed value on the  last municipal assessment roll of $500.00 or  more over aud above and registered incum-  b-iauee;or charge and who is otherwise qual  ified as a municipal voter.  Given under my   hand   at   the   City / of  Cumberland, 19th day ot December 1898. |  LAWRENCE  W. NUNNS,"  Returning Officer.  WHARP.   BUDGET.  Dec. 28TH���������As I reached the wharf  seven minutes of noon there was not a  boat in sight if we except the new scow  being built to drive piles. -  > The Czar left early, in ihe morning with  Transfer No. 1 and 12' cars of coke, and  . the Tepic was expected in during* the  day.  At about 2' p. m. the city** of, Nanaimo  hove in sight. When she reached the  wharf, it was'seen she had a goodly list  of passengers. Among them I observed  John Mahrer of Mahrer & Co., Nanaimo;  W. E. Norris, secretary af - the Union  Breweiy Co.; Mr.' Hamburger of Leiser  & Hamburger; W. G. Pinder, civil engineer, Victoria: C. C. Westwood and wife,  returned from avisit lo friends in Nanai-  mo; Miss Nickerson, teacher at Union,  who has been on a holiday to the Capital;  Dr. Geo. Beadnell of Denman Island,'  and Capt. Owens. ' j  '   A look at the coke ovens showed the  first.row were all "coking" but seven.  The drying brick shed is rapidly  approaching completion. ,,  The school house site had not been  surveyed, but it "was Vxp-^fcted Mr. Priest  would soon attend to it.   '\.  The new teacher is said to be a good  disciplinarian.   ��������� \r '    !  The weather^was so fine one of the  merchants was out in the streets in his  shirt sleeves, -There couldn't be a finer  day. . '        j  The coal bunkers were tyewg filled,  .  Now that the > Holidays are over and   attention is   being   given  necessary  things, people are wondering ' Where  they can get  what they  want at Reasonale  Prices. ,  Dry Goods.���������  Staples.-  WE   have  some   novelties yet and we will  clear them out at less than cost.    Our  black goods are unexcelled   WE     feel ' assured  ' that our   Flannels,  Cottons, Sheetings, Linens,  Towels, and Towehngs will give satisfaction.   Our Flannelettes can't be beat at  ,the prices. \\    ��������� . (  Blankets.���������V'n tfv.e fnlte'  , prices of our Blankets and will have a  reg iilar January' Sale of them. They are  Bargains. -  .    '    '-   , A  Clothing.  _We hive still  quite a stock of  Gent's and Children's  suits left. We w:ll make it interesting to  any one who needs a suit as our stock of  Fall and Winter Clothing must be cleared out, SPECIAL Values in Macki-  naw Suits, Short Coats, and Miners'  Shirts. * <  ���������Ladies' . Coats.h  . (~ of Ladies'  Coats and'-Capes are growing smaller  every week and the balance will be' sold  Regardless of profit. ��������� ���������"   '  sTETTTEisrsonsr &co.  11 *��������� 1������> ���������*  vt    '   <"-  ������"���������**}.  ���������-���������'���������I  i- .\v5  "���������   -' As  :,?A&  <'; 'it \ $  , > >VV'  A^7  ,     SIDE-WALK SLEIGHING.    ^  There is considerabe complaint  because, now the side-walks are covered  with a layer of ice and snow, that the  small bovs are using them to ride on  with their sleds, making them very slippery, and with their sleds running  against people so they can not be walked  on with safety. And then the filthy  language some of them use! Parents  should look after their boys. They go in  gangs. Direct your boys to seek some  good companions, and where to go; for  they should be allowed some sport; but  they should be kept off of the public  side-walks so as to not to annoy others  ���������rendanger the limbs of people,  LIFE'S SCARS.  They say the world ia round, add yet  I often think it.square;  So many little hurts we get  From corners here and there.  But one great tenth in life I've found,  While journeying to the west;  The only folks who really wound  Are those we love the best.  The ohoicest garb, the sweetest grace,  Are oft to strangers shown;  The careless mien, tfee frowning face  Are given to our own.  We flatter those we scarcely know;  We please the fleeting guest;  And deal full many a thoughtless blow  To those we love the best.  XMAS   DINNER   ON THE "CITY  OF NANAIMO."  Mr Editor:���������Allow me a small space in  your valuable payer. I had the pleasure  this year of taking Xmas dinner with the  officers and crew of the City of Nanaimo.  And a jolly set they are ! They gave us ths  best there was on board���������wines, whiskey,  ad libitum.  Toasts were drank in honor   of   Her Majesty the Queen, our Representative,  Janets  Dunsrnuir, the Officers and Crew, John Wil  son, the Representative of Old Times,   am:  among others, "Here's   Hoping   We   May  Meet Again.'"  The captain called attention to the absence of certain ones who were not at the  table, which he regretted, aqd your corre-  -"pendent ezpressed himself in a similar  strain.  And now hoping that we   may   meefc   in  the future with  the  same   cordiality,   and  with the "compliments of the season."  I remain,  OLD TIMER.  Comox, Dec. 29fch, 189S.  COME TO!  The News Office  with    your  printing. Reasonable prices prevai  The Xmas Tree and >������ance was an  entire success Mr. Manson acted as  chairman of thefevening and delivered a  tew o p p r ������ p r i a t e , rejmarks. , The  decorations were elaboratepand beautiful,  the 'walls of the stage being entirely  covered with evergreens! Mottos of  "Welcome," and "Merry Cfc^strnW' were  .hung over the stage and a jLyu the room,  and were the work of Mrs.lypepesse, and  Rogers. ��������� _ . _j  The partitions berwo������*r,aN,,?c dinning  and reading room were^d on the filing it into one, which i#t������icopposite itT  sired hall. A temporary stage "was built  across one end of the room, and covered  with carpet. \  Miss Rushworth loaned her piano for  the occassion. Near the piano, at one  end of stage stood a large Xmas Tree  loaded with toys, dolls, and glittering  ornaments; and strings of popcorn made  it a beautiful and attractive sight for old  as well as young. The children all seemed delighted' with their presents; the  booby presents for some of the elders  caused considerable merriment. Each  child was supplied with a bag full of  candy, nuts and oranges.  Santa Claus made his appearance in  time to unload the tree, but the poor  fellow had the misfortune to set the fur  on his coat afire from one of the lighted  candles which set him all ablaze in a  moment, making things lively for a few  seconds, while Santa beat a hasty retreat.  The program, which was rather a long  one, comprised of songs, recitations, dialogues, drills, and instrumental music���������  twenty-eight or thirty in alL The entertainment concluded with "God Save the  Queen;"  After this came the dance, which lasted till 4 or 5 u'clock in the morning.  LOCAL  BKIEFS.  A report reaches us that Mr. Wm. Duncan of Sand wick io quite ill.  Magistrate Abrams was confined to his  bed yesterday by an attack of rheumatism.  A short fltoppage of work in No. 4 slope  w.io caused by a slight accident on Thursday.  Some of the exposed water pipes were  frozen tip Thursday night, making a resort  to hot waterHneeeaaary.  Mrs. (Dr.) Staples left on the City of Nanaimo FrHay morn ing, for Nanaimo,  where Ahe, will take the Joan for Vancouver  to meet her little daughter en route from  Montreal.  Rey. Mr. Logan, formerly of Cumberland, presided at the induction services on  Tuesday at Mount Pleasant, when the Rev.  A. M.*M6lutosh was inducted into the  pastoral charge of the Presbyterian congregation of that place.  LATEST BY IM.  , WrRES DOWN.,,  The wires have been down for the last  three days. Nevertheless we succeeded in  getting a Wednesday evening paper, and  extract from whatevei aews it contained  1  of importance which we present in place  of our usual telegraphic budget.'  ROBERTSON   RE-ELECTED.  A .special messenger landing at  Union  Wharf Friday'brought word that Robert-  son,   Opposition   had  been    re-elected  beating   Sword    by   nearly    the   same  r  majority by  which Jie,  Robertson, was  returned at the "general election.""  Latest from Cowichan.  Duncans ���������Robertson, 81 ; Sword, 6o.  Cobble Hilll���������Robertson, 35, Sword, 16.  Somenos���������Robertson, 14; Sword, '���������2.  Cowichan Station���������Robertson, 29 S. 8  There are a few   votes   at   Cowirhan  Lake not yet heard Irom.  MORRILL I|S DEAD.  Washington, Dec. 28th������������������U n i t e d  States Senator Morrill, of Vermont, died  this morning at 1:25 o'clock, aged 83.  Senator Morrill was the oldest member  of the United States Senate.  DEWEY IS SENIOR.  Washington, Dec. 28 th���������Anmiral  Dewey is now the senior officer of the  American navy, having reached that  position without Congressional, action  through the retirement on Sunday last of  Admiral Bunce. He will continue to  hold that distinction until December 26th  of next year, when he will go upon the  retired list, unless Congress exempts him  from the operation of the law, and, after  making him admiral of the navy provides  that he may hold that office in active  service without age limitation.  CLARK HAS FAILED.  Chicago, Dec. 28���������A special to Tho  Times Herald from Milan, Mo., says: Walter M. Clark, Sullivan County's cattle king  ha������ failed for nearly $2,000,000. Clark has  turned over every dollar's worth of hiB  property to his creditors.  TEXADA.  One of McKenxie Bros.' rteamers will  leave to-day or to-morrow for Texada Island with the compresser plant machinery  that has just arrived here for the Van An-  da mine. This plant will be put in operation just as soon as possible and Mr. Treat  Bays that then the erection of the smelter at  the mine will be proceeded with, Mr.  Treat is now in New York, and Ed.Blewett  in looking after the shipping arrangements  here.��������� Vancouver World, Dec. 28.  Spirit of The Press.  *- ���������  -     Ur     u 1 -j  A recent' dispatch from  The World. London says that, very  discouraging rumors - are  afloat regarding the prospects of the  Paris exhibition of 1900. Little progress..  has as yet been made on the building*  and it is thought possible that the < exhi-  bition will have������ to be posponed for a  year.  ' - *        ������������������   ''  Three branches of the  Toronto Star. Merchant's    Bank   of  ;- Halifax will.be estab  lished at Skagway, Atlin and, Bennett,,  says a western dispatch. These Maritime Province banks are following  Horace Greeley's advice, "go west," in a  way calculated to make Montreal and  Toronto tanks "get up and hustle. (r   '\  Our   American     cousins  Free Press, have    evidently   satisfied  themselves that reciprocity  in the staple article of coal between the  United States and Canada will form a  portion of the American-Canadian treaty  to be  signed   early   in   the   new   year  According to the report published in the  Free Press last evening taken from the  Post-Intelligencer, the leading  paper of  Seattle and ot the state of Washington,���������  reciprocity is felt to be inevitable,' and  the people of Washington are already  bewailing their fate, and look upon themselves as being made a "vacanous sacrifice."  The Tribune criti.  Nelson Economist, cizes   the  Attor-  n e y-G e n e r a l's  interference with the mining laws. By  the pointed beard of Joseph Martin the  Prophet, the Tribune will suffer for its  independence.  There is one point upon  Colonist, which there is mu<b unanimity of opinion, and it is  that any one can run a newspaper better  than the men engaged in the business.  No one ever thinks it proper to stop a  grocer or a foHndryman or a tinsmith or  a doctor or a lawyer, on the street and  find fault with the way he minages his  business. But the grocer, the foundry-  man, the tinsmith, the doctor, the lawyer; every man in the community, in  fact, and a goodly proportion of the  women leel it to be their inalienable privilege to tell newspaper men how they  should run tt-eir journals.  NOTICE.  The Checker Club will meet next  Saturday evening.   The place  will be  announced in Tuesday's News.  C. C. WESTWOOD  MADE A BIG STRIKE.  Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 28.���������News that a  big strike has been made at the Li-ola cop������  per mine lias just reached Tacoma. Several days ago a solid five fopt of ore was opened just a few feet below the surface, which  runs 20 per cent pure copper, and also carries 20 ounces of silver and a paying quantity of gold to the ton. Several veins ramify on the property, which is now owned by  Tacoma capitalists. The mine is located in  the eastern part of Pierce County, at the  foot of Mount Tacoma, on Canada Creek.  '        " '-l-0*1  >     ' rfr      ' I  ' -r      ,   1 Al  *-  1 IT1 1  t     I       J    "   *���������       if  --'   AAA?L  -    y.y-M  *        .  t * -,  ji.       ^,j  '/.,. *".' .,'\ A"  .-'-..���������'***"4������f  \     -"��������� /-I t  ^-,<-..\i.y&i%\  .-���������'        ...   'Si   'r-Vk  vA "  o   'I HUNGEE IAT WARTIME  -P"  Il  ('..     4  If  Y'L:  Is'  IS."  HOW IT COMPELS EXPERIMENTS UPON  QUEER   MEATS.  AN   ENGLISH   SENATOR.  It is safer   to   learn  than it is to instruct a  from   an enemy  friend.  The "Siefi-e Venison" of Paris Is Usually  tlie First Resource���������Then the Flesh of  Bogs, Cats, Rata and Even Wild Ueasts  Is Devoured. ,,  ' It is only in times of siege and faiuine  that men discover how many different  kinds of food there are besides those usually consumed. Hunger drives them to experiments upon substances which they  would shrink from eating on ordinary occasions, and they frequently find that  the.=e uncommon foods, generally considered unfit for human beings, tire not only  nourishing but agreejible in flavor onco  the prejudice against them has been broken and the palate accustomed to the new-  tasro.  There have been "at times in different  countries associations of persons who made  trials of odd .foods for the purpose of ascertaining their fitness for consumption, but'  they havo never succeeded in accomplishing their 'projected reforms. Most people  , cling londly'tu their old ideas about what  is good to eat and what is not, and only  the prospect of genuine famine can persuade' them to try ordinarily condemned  things  Wnen any town or district has been bc-  Feigcd for such a length of time that its  food supply runs short, the first proceeding'usuisily resorted to In order to procure  food for tho inhabitants is the killing of  ��������� horses. This meat seems to be preferred  to any other of an unusual nature when  the everyday beef, mutton and pork bo-  come unobtainable. Tlie eating of horseflesh under such circumstances- is a practice dating back to very early times,'instances of it being mentioned among the  Persians, tho Greeks and other nations of  .   antiquity.  Later it is recorded that at the siege of  Antioch, in the first crusade, the horses of  the besiegers were eaten in such quantities  that iii' t\vo"months not more than 2,000  of the original 70,000 were left.' Att the  siege of Metz 30,000 horses aro said to  have been eaten.  But the famous siege of Paris in the  Franco-Prussian war furnishes the most  interesting example of the variety of  meats which may be used in great straits.  During that terrible winter of 1S70-1,  while the German army outside prevented  supplies of any kind from being brought  into the unfortunate French capital, not  only such familiar animals as horses,  mules, dogs, cats, rats and mice .supplied  the tables of rich and poor alike, but even  the,menagerie of wild beasts in tho Jardin  des" Plances disappeared gradually, and  neither doubt nor surprise was expressed  at its destination.  Of the horses 65,000 were eaten during  the' siege. This meat, however, was not  new to the Parisian taste���������at least hot to  the taste,of the working classes. Since  18G6 it had been lawful to slaughter horses  for human food, and horse butcher shops  were common establishments in the city.  But the entire number of horses killed in  time of peace was trifling compu-rcd to this  enormous total in' wartime. The Parisians, with their irrepressible levity and  disposition to smooth matters over, even  under such circumstances as these, called  the horse i.neatc" siege. venison," and there  were few complaints regarding it.  According to the general'testimony,.hot.  only of the French at this time, but of  scientists'' in different countries who have  tried the meat under many conditions,  horseflesh possesses a flavor about half  way between that of beef and game and is  variously compared to venison and to hare.  It is coarser in grain than beef and in this  respect resembles bull beef more than any  other. It has a 'peculiar smell, which is.  at first a trifle disconcerting, but which  soon.: becomes familiar, and .a certain  sweetness of taste. It is darker in color  and'more moist than beef. Its fat, which  is moist and yellow, is not generally mixed with the lean, and-it soon melts and,  becomes rancid. One authority says that  horse meat, being richer, is undoubtedly  superior:to beef for, soup, and he goes on  to declare that for roasting the best parts  of a young horse' are finer than any beef.  The chief chemical difference between the  two. is that horseflesh has the greater  quantity of the nitrogenous substance  called creatine. .   :  Besides the 65,000 horses eaten during  the siege of Paris.1,000 asses and 2,000  mules are said to have been consumed.  The flesh of the latter was pronounced  delicious, excelling _ horseflesh in its quality. The number of rats and mice used is  not computed, but of' dogs there aro said  to have been 1,200'" and of cats 3,000. From  tho testimony of many persons who have  eaten tho flesh of cats and dogs it is said  to resemble that of rabbits and when well  cooked to be extremely palatable.,  Of tho animals in tho menagerie of the  Jardin des Plantes the flesh, of two bears  which wero eaten was likened to pork,  both in texture and taste.' Three elephanta  were consumed, and whilo there is no record of the way in which tho Parisians prepared their elephant' meat it is well known  chat it can be mado'pleasant to tho taste  when cooked in the proper way. African  travelers and hunters havo many tales to  tell of the delicacy of baked elephant's  foot. Elephant's heart and liver aro also  esteemed as food, and' steaks cut from the  animal are said to be; juicy and tender.  Three kangaroos and a seal from the  menagerie helped to vary still further the  siege fare. The seal's flesh was compared  to young lamb. ,     ,     ,  Although meat is desirable for its  strength giving qualities, 'especially when  men require unusual vigor for fighting,  still vegetable foods will support life and  energy for a long time. Rice is nourishing and has served as a war food; During  the famous siege of Lucknow, in India, it  was for a long time-thfe only thing left to  eat. The native soldiers, generously requested that what little rice there was  should be givfcn to their'British comrades.  They would get along,, they said, with the  "soup"���������that is, the water in which the  rice'had been boiledl^���������New York Tribune.  One cf the Peculiarities of Registering at  Menace  To be thoroughly informed, about the  personality and movements of every visitor the government supplies the hotel  registers, which are examined daily by<the  police, and any landlord who' allows a  guest to remain even for a night in Iris  house without filling lip the blanks makes  himself liable to a heavy line. The blanks  include such questions as name, residence,  occupation, last halting place, intended  duration of stay in Monaco and intended  destination. So when George appeared  with the black covered book in his hand I  knew what he wanted. Perhaps I should  explain that here as in most European  hotels it is not necessary for a guest to go  near the office unless he chooses to. The  register is,brought to his room���������the bills,  the meals, if he likes, and the landlord,  too, if he is rung for.  "All right, George," I told him. "Don't  bother me with the thing. You register  me under any name and occupation you  think would be suitable. I am not in tho  least particular."  He went to tho mantelpiece with the  book and a lead pencil, and his expression  showed that he was 'going through a severe mental struggle. When it was over,  he brought mo the book to see "wheder  dat'11 do, sah."  In his anxiety to make his countryman  appear as gran^ as possible he had rather-  turned the taoles upon me, for he had  registered mo as ''the Hon. G. W. Ingram;  residence, Washington; occupation, United States "senator; last stopping place,  Paris; intended stay in Monaco, two  weeks; intended ' destination, Cairo,  Egypt." Fine as it looked, sucfi false pretenses might lead to awkward complications, and it was necessary to find some  way to back out gracefully.  "Has my friend registered yet?" I asked.  "No, sah," said George. "I'ze'jest goin  to his room now, sah."  "Very well, then," I told him. "You  need not trouble him."'This description  you havo written will answer for him very  nicelj-, and I will put'my own name and  'pedigree' beneath it," which 'I did, and  tho rosy young Englishman received the  greatest'honor of his life by being mado  for the moment an American and a senator.���������New York Times.  STYLE  IN THE SURF.  INSTINCTIVE   REASONING.  Professor Wltir.er   Gave Bis  Audience an  ' i: sain pie of It.  Professor Lighrner Witmer of the University of Pennsylvania was a participator  in a symposium on "Reason Versus Instinct" before the Contemporary club.  His address was mainly devoted to exemplifying the faculty of instinct in the lower animals as well as in man, furnishing  numerous instances and illustrations in  support of his views. The professor is a  slow and deliberate speaker,.and his manner is serious, not to say solemn. At ono  period of his discourse he'made a longer  pause than usual, and then, with additional delibcratcness and seriousness, began the relation of a story.  He fold how ho had walked out one evening with  a young   lady���������his sweetheart,  and   with   pofttical   feeling   and   artistic  phrase described the peace and   beauty of  the evening and the  sympathy of mutual  happiness and  love that each experienced  in the society of the other.     In this strain  the  professor continued for quite a, time.  There was  absolute  silence in the room.  Tho men looked at the speaker quizzically,  as  much  as  to  say:  "Jove!    Man's got  pluck to tell an audience liko this his love  affair!" while  the women, -who were   numerous, kept their gaze fixed on him with  unconcealed     interest    and    expectancy.  '.'And  after a  time," the  professor went  on, '.'wo  sat down  to rest on the trunk of  a fallen tree, and my dear love climbed up  on   my knee and  establishing herself securely in my lap put her little arms around  my neck and, drawing down my head until  her  sweet  face  rested   against mine,  said"-��������� The professor paused and glanced  slowly from the  auditors on   his right to  those on his left..    There was  general expectancy among them all now.     The men  looked  puzzled and  tho women  sat open  mouthed  and intent.    "Her  sweet   face  rested  against  mine, said, 'Uncle, is the  moon really made of green cheese?' "The  audience for a moment was astonished into absolute  rigidity by this   unlooked for  denouement  and then   broke  into merry  laughter   as  they   began   to , comprehend  how the  professor-, had  played on  them.  "That," he went on, "was.'a story told me  by a certain  professor,, and  I  think  you  will   now understand  what  is  meant by  instinctive      reasoning." ��������� Philadelphia  Times. A  Bathing: Suits and Somo of Their Orirlcsl  Accessories This Season.  The annual pageant of abbreviated  dress in the surf this year will be distinguished by many novelties if all the  models heralded as the latest materialize  on the beach. The patriotic love for the  red, white and blue can assert itself  without limit in this branch of dress.  Red and blue,' blue with red trimmings  and red with white are conspicuous examples of color in bathing dress which  are very attractive. Red serge or flannel suits are trimmed with black, white  or blue braid. It is the soft, rich shades  which are most desirable, and red is  recommended not alone for the fashion  Ip color, but also as affording a danger  lignal in case the bather wishes to attract attention, the red gown making a  very noticeable point of color in the  water. Blue, black and white aro quite  as much the fashion as ever, and if the  adjectivo "genteel" can bo applied to  differences in , bathing suits black and  blue are perhaps the most desirable.  In materials alpaca, serge, flannel,  ���������ilk and satin are in order, but alpaca  or mobair has the lead, because it sheds  the water nicely and does not ��������� cling so  closely to the figure. Any color which  suits the fancy may be chosen, as it  comes in every possible shade.  The ultra fashionable girl is supplied  with several suits in different colors.  Pale green is one of the novel colors employed, but r rare exception. Of course  there are varying degrees of elegance in  this department, but the average bathing suit is very much trimmed with  braid in contrasting colors and effectively used on bands of white sewed on  the dark colors. White silk and mohair  suits, trimmed, with -turquoise bine  braid, are the daintiest of all. Some of  the suits are braided in fancy designs  on the front of the blouse bodice and  front breadth of the .skirt, and a few  novelties are embroidered, but the usual  decoration is braid, vaAjrasly disposed  in runs around the skirt, across the vest  and around the revers collar. Double  revers are a featuie of some of the costumes, and they are, nearly all made  with the blouse waist and full, well  hung skirt, with', knickerbockers attached. '    H  The  sleeves   are  a short puff,   with  trimmed band below, and the belt usa-  Color Hearing;.  Color hearing is well understood by psychologists as a state in which colors are  as'ociated with given sounds. One of the  most marked conditions of this sort is  mentioned in the caso of a patient who  was suffering with brain fever. Whenever  the door of tho sickroom was opened, the  entire apartment seemed flooded with yellow light. A heavily loaded wagon passing along the street produced the color of  blue flamo and tho peculiar metallic iridescent tints one sees on steel in the sunshine. Certain voices seem to bring a  ruby or garnet shade before the vision,  and so on through a considerably extended  list of sounds that were likely to occur  about the house. In normal states very  beautiful shades of gold, purplo and red  tints have been noted. A sudden noise as  the falling of any object often produces a  sue' .en rush of color before the eyes.  These colors are not always the same,  neither do they continue even for an instant. There may be half a dozen variations of color and shading in as many seconds.���������New. York Ledger.  Their Day Gone By.  Rye���������Spanish 4s are not very popular now.  Alto-���������No. These mandolin quartettes  have petered out. ���������New York Journal.  Depleting-.  Mrs. A.���������Isn't this war dreadful?  Mrs. B.���������Isn't it! I'm going to take  away three trunks Jess than I did last  (ear.���������Brooklyn Life.  ���������t><  FASHIONABLE BATHING SUIT.  ally matches the broad collar, which th  often' a contrast. For example, on a  blue gown it may be white or red; on  white, bine or red, trimmed with white  braid. Very elegant bathing suits are  made of black satin, with corded tucks  running up, apron" fashion, on the skirt,  after the prevailing mode in street  dress, and corded around the bodice to  form a yoke.  Some of the most fetching costumes  nre cut moderately low in the neck and  made with the simple blouse, finished  around the edge with braid. Flannel  and mohair suits are also made in this  way, which many women with pretty  shoulders prefer, as it does away with  the extra thickness of the collar. In addition to tho foregoing illustration and  descriptions of bathing dress, the Now  York Sun affords the interesting information that pliable corsets of flannel  stiffened with featherbone are a'part of  the outfit, which improves the figure  very much, and these are usually attached to the knickerbockers.  Bathing tights also in all colors are  the welcome substitute for stockings,  and if you want to be very elegant you  should wear long lisle thread gloves  which are made exclusively for bathers.  Stockings or tights in very bright colors are to be worn with black and white  suits if rumor is correct.  CURTAIN   RAISERS.  The effort to inject wrestlers into the'  theatrical business has happily met with  conspicuous failure.',  "An Old Coat," despite the rents made  in it by the New York critics, will go on  the road again next season.  James Young has signed a five years'  contract with Augustin Daly, who will  present him to New York theater goers  next fall in the role of Shylock.  Herbert Kelcey and Effie Shannon have  been so successful with Clyde Fitch's  comedy, "The Moth and, the Flame,"  that they will use it again next season.  The local stock company idea is growing rapidly, and it is.said that next season  nioro than 60 theaters in this country will  be devoted to that form of entertainment.  Victor Maurel, the veteran 'baritone, is  making more money than he ever earned  before by giving recitals in Paris, where,  by the way, Alvarez is something of a failure. ^ ,  Maude Adams, during her long season  in New York, which has just come to an  end, pz-obably played to moro money than  any actor has ever drawn in Now York in  one year. *  , Viola Allen has gono to tho isle of Man  to consult with Hall Caine concerning his  SCOTTY ADDRESSES SPAIN;  'The   Christian,"   in  which  Miss  next  play,  Allen   is to mako' her stellar debut  fall in New York. *-  May Buckley will again be a member of  John Drew's sompany next 6eason. At  present she is charming the theater goers  of her native "city; San Francisco, by hor  delightful acting and dainty methods.  The income of Emma Calve, the famous  soprano, is said to bo six times as much  as the salary paid to the president of the  United States. This may be a press agent's  6tory, but it is not so far from the truth  as many persons may think.,  THE BEEHIVE.  ' Bees should have access to an abundance  of honey producing plants.  Avoid blowing your breath among tho  bees while handling tho comb.  It, will save much loss of bees if the  grass is kept down around the hives.  Basswopd is one of the best-honey producers for tho short time It is in bloom.  Bees use a good deal of water in the  production of food and the secretion of  wax.  If moths once get a footing in the hives,  the colonics will be destroyed in a short  time.  Most swarms will quietly settle within  a short distance of their hives without  any help.  Tho hives should be examined and the  honey extracted as soon as the, combs are  sealed over.     < v  Usually it is not profitable to allow a  queen to remain in a colony longer than  about; two years.  A beehive should be approached from  the side or rear so as not to disturb the  flight of the bees.  There must bo promptness in putting  on surplus-boxes or sections whenever tho  hives become crowded with bees.  Remove all combs from tho brood chambers not' absolutely necessary for brooding purposes.���������St. Louis Republic.  [It is stated that the real reason of the inac-;  tirity of the  Spanish fleet at Cadiz waa_ the  difficulty of replacing the  Scotch  engineers,  who  resigned  their ' posts,   refusing -to -fighi  against the Americans.���������Press Dispatch.]  Oh, aye, I gar my engine shine,  An industry wi' brains combine,       , .**  'J-  My wagos���������aye, they suit me fino^    " *',  The job's a'riclit. ' -=~ ,  '���������  But, Maister Spain, I draw the lip*  At wham I ficht! ���������-  I'll stay an dae hail herted wnrk  'Gainst    Roosiari, Gear man,   French MT  Turk,  An nae stern duty wull I shirk  To gar Spain win,  * But in my-'breist saft feclin's lurk..    A  , For my ain kin. '  'Tis true the Yankee,niayna' b������  A Presbyterian lik'-rcie,  Nor diz be speak so pearfeck'y  Oor mither tongue.  But flcht wi' him���������I canna dee  A.thing sae wrung! i%  ;/"���������'    ���������  'i' i .  /���������  There's mnybc p'ints I dinna lo'e,     . *  An ithers that fair gar me grue '   "  Aboot his government, it's true-  Things far frae gnid.        '  But, then, yo ken, there's ithers, too.  ''    '*"  That show his bluld. * /-,.,-, -.i  His flag is no juist like oor ain���������  v   -  I mean tlie fireetish, Mnit-ter Spain-  No' juist sue simplclike an plain,   ���������  . .  ���������   Wi' 'ts stripe-* m> stairs.   ' A  But wi' oor Jock, for richts o' mdn.  The breezo it shares! '  ���������  Na, na, I see the day's at han' '  When Saxons maun thegither stan'  In leeberty's maist holy ban'  'Gainst banded foe,      ���������  An there, thegither in the van,  Thae flags mann flow 1        _ -    ';'  ���������Vi.y.  {.'���������  <<-  Bae, Maister Spain, I'll need tao gang  Frao this auld Ian' o' dance an sang  An drop"Ihe"job I've had sae lang"   '.',.'  ���������  I'm greatly fearh'i. ' *"������  Y'e'r ain folk.maun juist' got tho hang  ,.  O' ehginecriii! ,       \    ,s      y\   t    ,'  '.������������������J. Y<?. Bengough in Toronto Globe. ���������*  ��������� ������������������....   .    ,. . ,-     it  -  Kesourcofal Artist. ' '  "Resourceful?   Well;- X should say he  was.    Why, his children got hold'of, a  half finished sketch "and a bottle of  ink ,  yesterdav." A'*  "Well?" . .'';,.'  "Well, of course they didn't do a  thing to the sketch.",  "Of course not. But where does his  resourcefulness come in?"  "Why, another artist would have  given up and begun all over again,  wouldn't ho?" . *���������  "Naturally." >    -  "Well, this one just  sold  the   thing  as it was  Post.  for a war map.''���������Chicago  - As the None on Her Face.      ,:   'y  ��������� "So," concluded the advanced woman after expounding for 30 minutes her  objections to men in general for ' the  benefit of the gentleman next her,at  dinner, "you see I am qui to plain. V  "Yes," answered the horrid man, "I  see you are," and the advanced woman  was so angry that she ate two courses  without saying a word.���������Judy.  SPANISH  OMELET.  Ho would not be a Spaniard if ho weie  not revengeful.���������Gil Bias.  Spain uses smokeless gunpowder and  hitless shells.��������� Baltimore American.'  It would, bo hard to convict a Spanish  gunner of assault and battery with intent  to kill.-���������Indianapolis Journal.  The meaning of Morro is a "tall, high  bluff," and Spain isn't doing a thing but  putting up tho best one of her history.���������  Detroit Journal. :���������[������������������::  , Up;to* this time there has been no occasion to unearth stories concerning the boyhood of any of the Spanish admirals.���������  Cleveland Leader.  In certain particulars Spain has recently  shown great military shrewdness and foresight. She saved 7,000 soldiers and several ships the other day by not sending  them to the Philippines.���������Chicago Times-  Herald. ���������.  RAILWAY TIES.  In a 'Hurry. *  '.'They've taken to embalming pet  dogs in the east;'' he said.  "Oh, isn't that just too lovolyl" she  exclaimed. "That's what I'll have done  toFido." ���������    ���������*������������������.���������'   .: -  "Just tho thing!" he returned, suddenly growing enthusiastic himself.  "Give him to mc nnd I'll have it done  today. "���������Chicago Post.  The center of a train is always considered the safest.  The London and Northwestern Railway  company pays over ������8,000 a day in wages.  Waterloo station in London boasts one  of the largest signal boxes in the world;-  To control the mimbcr of trains which  pass in and out of the station 18,000 distinct lever motions and 20,000 electrical  signals aro required.  Though tho state of Sao Paulo in Brazil  has 1,896 miles of railroad, the lines cannot use each other's tracks owing to six  different gauges being used, which vary  from 5 feet 4 inches to 2 feet. There are  only six miles built to standard gauge.  late;  IE  Eot Work.  Kate-���������I haven't seen Madge of  busy perhaps.  Nannet'to ��������� Busy,    whew!    She  buried in work.  AEate���������What kind?  Nannette���������Hectographing syndicate  letters. She has 21 fiances in 13 different regiments. ���������Town Topics.  POULTRY  POINTERS.  THE OMAHA SHOW.  'The Omaha exposition evidently desn't  intend to take any chances of failure. It  has two Midways.���������Chicago Times-PIer-  ald.  The fact that the Omaha exposition has  two Midways will soon enable the public  to forget the opening ode.���������Memphis Commercial Appeal.  The people out at Omaha are quite enterprising, but they will be sure to ascertain that this thing of running an exposition in opposition to a war is no fool job.  ���������Washington Post.  Tho nonsitters aro tho best egg producers.  In egg production lies the chief  source  of profit in poultry.  Fresh laid eggs will hatch a little sooner  than those laid some timo.  Chicks in a healthy condition should be  lively and vigorous from the first hour.  When a contagious disease appears in a  flock, the soil of the yard becomes contaminated, and unless thoroughly disinfected  certain conditions may cause dormant  germs to become active, and the disease  will make its appearance again.���������St.  Louis Republic.  Compulsory Art.  "I wonder who invented this artistic  g rough edged paper?"  "Probably some woman who couldn't  cure her-'husband of cutting magaiine  leaves with his thumb."���������Chicago Record.  A Terrible Predicament.  ^fg^A^  _ ^        >  '(If' Wit'  ' '   X&AM  Young Dudcly (of the .Fifth avenue  cavalry)���������Heavens! Here come the  Spaniartls, and here I am not in evening dress���������and after 7 o'clock.���������New  York Journal.  that  ANIMAL LIFE.  Neither camels or elephants can jump.  The average bullock weighs 800 pounds.  The oyster is one of the strongest of  "���������reatures, and the force required to open  it is more than 1,300 times its own weight.  German canaries excel all other ca-  uarles aw singers. A canary of Germany has  been known to continue a single trill for  a minute and a quarter with 20 changed  of note in it.  Saved.  "How did   Gudgeon  get out of  suit for breach of promise?"  "He put his wife on the stand and  she swore that the other woman was in  luck when she lost him.''���������-Town Topics.  Not a Hero.  "Maria, is this red, white and blue  ice cream wholesome?"  "I don't know, but what if it isn't?  Aren't'you willing to take any risks for  your country?"���������Chicago Record.  Knew What Sho "Wanted.  "Why not take this parrot, ma'am?"  asked the dealer.  "It talks."  "I want a parrot to talk to and not to  talk back," replied Miss Elder.���������Town  Topics.  V. *  ������4  *  4  ARTHUR'S  WARD,  or -rms  DETECTIVE'S DAUGHTER  if j ' i '  By the author of " A Woman's  Crime," " The Missing  Diamond," etc.  CHAPTER  XII.���������A ME  SAGE.FROM  THE DEAD.  ' Less than a week after the events last  related, and a family group surrounds  'the lunch table in tho nowly-furnished  "morning room of Oakley. ���������  '  The fair and fasoinatiug Mr3. Torrance  had accomplished the purpose   for which  she came to Bellair.'  ���������  Truly  had she said,   "There is'no fool  eyes  into  step  like an old   fool," for  John  Arthur had  ���������      been-an'easy victim. Ho had lost no timo  with   his   wooing, and so,   a  little less  .than'two month's from tho day   the   fair  widow caine to Bellair, saw. hor mistress  of John Arthur's household!  A   bridal   tour   was not to  her . taste,  '."much to the delight of  tho   bridegroom.  So they set about refitting  some   of   the  fine   old   rooms  of  tho   mansion,   Cora  having    declared   that,  they   were    too  gloomy to be inhabitable. -  -    ! , As it was to   her interest   to   keep   up  the deception ofvfrank affoctlon, she had  beon,   .during   tho two months   of  their  '"   "honeymoon,'a model wife. " But tlie dls-  covory'that John Arthur could leave her  v nothing save his blessing; had  now boen  made, aud Cora, who was already weary  of her'gray-headed dupo,   had been for a  "   few   days, past less caraful   in   hor   dissembling. ->  ���������   ' ' For this reason'John   Arthur   now sat  with   a   moody brow, and   watched   her  smile upon her brother  with a feeling of  'jealous(wrath.  '                  , '>       .  Tho bride had thrown  off her badee of  i%   mourning, and was very glad  to   bloom  out   onco more in azure aud   white  and  "   >-  rose���������hues which her.soul loved.  Opposite sat Miss Arthur, her sallow-  ness carefully enameled over, her'hoad  adorned with an astonishing array of  false' braids and curls and frizzes, jetty  in hue "to match her eyes, which, so Cora  informed Lucian ' in private, were  "awfully beady. " .   "'  Tho  lady   is  perusing.a paper,   which  she   suddonly   throw   down,   and  '..said,  languidly,   while   she stirred her   chocolate carefully.    "Should not   this bo the  day on which/my new maid arrives? .   ,  Miss  Arthur,, from    perusing     many  novels of the Sir Walter Scott school, had  'acquired a very stately manner of speech,  and, so sho flattered herself, a very effective ono.   " '"       . " '  ^ "I don't know why   Miss  Arthur  can  want a maid; hor toilets aro always perfection,"   remarked   Mr. Davlin  to   the  general assembly.  Whereupon, Miss Arthur blushed,  giggled, and disclaimed; Mrs. Arthur  disappeared behind a newspaper; and  Mr. Arthur omorged from the fog of  thought that had enveloped- him, to say  brusquely:  "Miss Arthur want a maid? what's all  this? A French maid in a country house  ���������faugh !''  Miss Arthur gazed across at her  brother,' and said, loftily, and somewhat  unmeaningly:  " It is what I have chosen to do, John.''  Tnen to Mr.  Davlin,   swootly:   It   is   so  hard to dispeuso  with a maid   when yOu  have been accustomed to one."  "I suppose so.-'  "And   this   one comes so woll   recommended,   you   know, by Mrs.   Overman  and Mrs. Grosvonor.    You  have hoard of  these   ladies   in society, no   doubt,   Mr.  Davlin?"  "Oh, certainly," aloud, "not,"   aside.  "And tho name of the maid?" pursued  . Lucian.  "Hor name,"   referring   to tho   letter,  "Celine Laroquo���������French, I presume."  "No doubt," dryly.  "Stop him, Miss Arthur," interrupted  Cora, prettily; "he will certainly ask if  sho is handsome, if you lot him opeu his  mouth again."       .  Miss Arthur glanced at him suspiciously. "Not having seen her, I could' not  inform him j" she said, coldly.  "Don't believe my sister, " said Davlin, quietly as ho passed his cup. "Cora,  a little more chocolate please. Miss  _ Arthur, I met Mrs.- Grosvenor at the seaside, two. years ago. Hor toilets were the  mar vol of the day; she protested that all  credit was due her maid, who was a  whole 'magazine of French art.' I  thought this might bo tho same. I  most earnestly hope that it is," pro-  nouncod Miss Arthur.  "And,I most.earnostly hope it isn't,"  grumbled her brother, who to-day felt  vicious for many reasons, and didn't  much care what, the occasion was, so  long as it gave him an oxcuso for growling/'  At this happy stage of affairs the door  was opened and the housemaid announced: "An old lady, who says I am to tell  you that her name" is' Hagar, wants to  see you, sir," addressing Mr. Arthur..  The master of the *'b,QU:sj& started, and  an angry flush settled'upon his face.  "Send her away. ;-I 'won't ..see the old  bedlam.  Send her away. "  The girl bowed and was 'about to retire, when she was pushed from the doorway with little ceremony, and Nurse  Hagar entered.. Befora the occupants of  the room had recovered from their sur-  , prise, or found voice to address her, she  had crossed the room, and paused before  John Arthur. Placing a small. bundle  upon the table near him1, she said:  "Don't think you can order me from  your door, John Arthur, when I choose to  enter it. I shall never come to you without good reason, and I presume you will  think me a welcome messenger when  you know my errand. "  "Confound you," said the man, angri  ly, yet with an unaasy look in  his  "if you must chatter, to  me, come  the library." " He arose "and made a  toward the door.  "There is no need," said Hagar, with  dignity; "my errand'may interest others  here besides yourself. I bring a message  from the dead.''  John Arthur turned ashen pale and  trembled violently. All eyes were turned upon the speaker, however, but his  agitation was-_-unnoticcd save by Hagar.  "Last night," she continued, "a carriage stopped at my door and' a woman*  came in, bringing that bundle in her  hands."  She paused, and seemed struggling  with her feelings. "       7  "She said," continued Hagar, "that  she was requested to come by a dying  girl,' else she would have written the  message given to her. She belonged to a  charitable society, and visited the hospital every week. She brought flowers'  and fruit to one of the patients���������a girl  who died asking her to write down what  is on this card," holding out a bit of  white cardboard, "and not to tell tho  officers of the hospital her true name.  She had entered under the name of Martha Gray, and wished to be buried as  such. The lady promised; the girl gave  her those articles, and the lady kept her  word, and brought tho message There  is the bundle," in a clicking voice, "and  here is the card. That is all. Gooa-by,  John Arthur; be happy, if you can.  And may God's curse fall upon .all who  drove her to her doom !" ,  She gathered hor shawl about. hor  shoulders, and, casting a meaning glance  at Lucian* Davlin, passed from the room  and the house.  John Arthur sat with eyes riveted upon  the card ^before him. After a' time ho  turned, and placing it in Davlin's hand,  signed to him to read it, and hurriedly  left the room. ���������    -���������  * The ,hand that had first stricken ,tho  'young life, placed the,evidence that the  end had come in the hand that had completed what the first began 1  Something of this Lucian Davlin " felt,  hardened as he"was, for he know, without waiting for tho proof, that the trua  name of the girl who died in the hospital  was familiar to them all. -   '  "Read!" ejaculated Cora, impatiently,  "or give it to me."--  Lucian's eyes had scanned the card,  and tossing it across to her, he pushed  back his chair and walked to the window. ^ Cora read for tho benefit of her  bewildered sister-in-law: -  Madeline Payne,, at St. Mary's Hospital, under name of Martha Gray, died  ���������brain fever���������no friends but nurse.  0 On the opposite side of the card was  penciled the full address of old Hagar,  nnd ,this was all. Scant information,  but it was enough.  Cora pounced upon the bundle and  opened it. It contained a little purse ; ,a,  few trinkets, which any of the servants  ,could identify as belonging to Madeline;  the . cloak she had worn the evening of  her flight; and a pocket-handkerchief  with her name embroidered in the'  corner. ,   -'  Satisfaction beamed in the face Cora  turned toward Lucian, and away from  Miss Arthur. Sho was mindful of cho  proprieties, however, and turning her  eyes back upon tho lady opposite, she  pressed a dainty handkerchief to her  countenance, and murmured plaintively:  "How very, very shocking, and sad !  Poor Mr. Arthur is quite overcome, and  no wonder���������that poor, sweet, young  girl.''  Across Lucian's averted face flitted a  smile of sarcasm. How little she knew  of tho truth, this fair hypocrite, and how  unlikely she was over to know now. If  Madolino were dead, of what avail was  any effort to break from the olden thraldom���������for this is what had been in the  mind of the scheming man.  Cora brushed her handkerchief across  her eyes and arose languidly. "I must  go to Mr. Arthur, pbor man," she murmured, shaking out hor flounces. "He  is terribly shockod, I fear. "  Studiously avoiding tne necessity of  glancing in the direction of Mr. Davlin,  sho glided from tho  room.  And so the nows fell in Madeline's  home, and its inmates were affected no  more than this:  With .Cora a renewal of teudorness toward "Dear John," and an increased  stateliness toward-Miss Arthur and the  sorvauts. More doferonce on Miss  Arthur's part towards her brother, aud  less on his part toward her, as the possibility of .being obliged to -ask a-small -  loan faded away into the past of empty  pur.-e*- and closed up coffers.  'Lucian'took upon himself the responsibility of visiting the city and c.-tlling at  St. Mary's, thero to be re-assured of the  facfc that one Martha Gray had died within   its  W.'llls  rill'l    hViftn   fnii'infl  THE  ROENTGEN  RAYS.  Prof. Crookes Has Used Them With Considerable Success in Detecting*  I'alse Gems.  Imitation diamonds can be quickly  and readily dist'nguiahed by means of  the X-rays. Under the Roentgen radiation diamonds are extremely transparent,  while the highly refracting glass used in  imitations ,is almost perfectly opaque.  This fact, put strikingly in evidence by  recent' experiments of Sir William  Crookes, makes it possiblo for daalers  and purchasers to detect false gems.  It was while experimenting with various substances seen under the . Roentgen,  rays that this ^interesting and valuable  discovery was made. Sir William Crookes  as a result of his investigations has  produced a photograph in which a black  diamond, set In a gold frame, and a  large Delhi diamond, of a fine pink  color, together with an imitation in* glass  of,,a pink diamond, are shown as they  appear when exposed to the X-rays for a  few seconds.  The pictured result shows that tho  diamonds permitted the rays to pass  through them, while the glass stopped  them almost completely.  As the experimenter explains, it is not  essential that a photograph should be  taken in order to exhibit the difference  of transparency of diamonds and glass  for Roentgen radiation, for if ,the three  objects had been placed between a source  of   the rays and a phosphorescent, screen  tooth wash. This is aho.it  that will remove ta^iar.  sweeten the breath.  the only thing  It will   also  Growth of Human Hair.  Authorities differ as to tbe rate of  growth of the human hair, and it is said  to be -very; ilissimiiar in different  individuals. The most usually accepted  calculation gives six ami one half inches  per annum. A a Englishman's hnir  allowed to> grow to its extreme length.  rarely exceeds 12 or 14 inches, whilst  that of a woman will grow in rare  instances to 70 or 75 inches, though the  t������veracG does not exceed 25 to   30 inches.  THE MAD D03 BUGABOO.  /16.  THE  LISTENER.  GENUINE   AND   FALSE.  tha shadows would bo thrown upon the  screen and appear m t'ae objects do in  the photographs.  THE SOLAR PLEXUS.  Where and What It Is, and Why a Sii'cle  '    lilow Settles  th*- Fight. \  ��������� The solar plexus ic a great nerve  centre, with nerves radiating in every  direction, as indicated in the diagram.  It lies near tho back of the body", but  is not easily vulnerable from the^back,  because of rib protection. * In front there  is no protection except the muscular  walls of the abdomen.-  A solar plexus, blow must, therefore,  be delivered from the front to bo effective.  This nerve centre is so intimately connected with all the automatic processes  of life���������hoart and lung action included ���������  that a single blow deliverod on the front  of tho body and immediately opposite it  produces instant and complete paralysis.  Or, as the prize fighters phrase it, it  "puts your man to sleep."  One single blow delivered   thore���������oven  Scientists   In*;-t   Tliat  Tiii-re Is No Such  Thing; as   " SJTj-di���������ophobisi."  In the  Ladies' Home Journal 'Edward  W. Bok writes on   "The  Bugaboo of the  Mad Dog," quoting a number of authorities to show that there is no such disease  as "hydrophobia" and inquiring if "ic is  not time, therefore,   in   view of these indisputable facts, that we should give ourselves a little   more   freedom   from'  this  bugaboo of the mad dog? What the newspapers   so   essentially   report   as cases of  'hydrophobia'    are,    in   reality,    nothing  more   nor   less   than  instances of people  who have been bitten by, dogs and frightened into hysterical conditions   in which  they involuntarily  reproduce all the supposed symptoms of   'hydropobia.',   It is a  pity .that   our   newspaper editors cannot  have a moro careful regard . for   the feelings   of     women     during   the    summer  months and agree to suppress the reports  of   cases   supposed  to'be' 'hydrophobia.'  They-make tho public mind nervous,-und  do   more, 'to   spread the silly notion of a  belief   in   'hydrophobia'   than   anything  else.      Women   have   had   their   feelings  played upon long'encuch   by, this-foolis'h  notion of 'hydrophobia,' and enough  im-'  necessory   suffering   has,  been     inflicted  upon   the   dog,   who   is", often killed for  nothing but a popular fallacy.' It is high  timo   that   common-sen^e    should   iuIu;  that we'should'believe the fact that there  is, no   such thing as   'hydrophobia,' and  rid ourselves cf this   bugaaoo of tha mad  dos:." A   '     A    ',  PARENTS'-TITLES.  Children   Who  BX annua I'm  "T  ���������thor,  II:iv������-   Dropped Papa and  ��������� ITi-.tlifti,' and  Mother.   *  was brought ud," said a fond  father, "to say father and mother. .1  never dreamed of saying papa aud  mamma when. I was a child, and I  should have made awkward work of it if  I had tried. My childrenuntil lately havo  always said papa and mamma. I don't  know how they got started thatwav, but  at the outset and for a long time they  never thought of saying anything else.  Then the older ones took to saying father  and mother. I hey liked these titles  better, and they thought they were better  form, too, and "jhey taught'the younger  children also , to say father aud mother,  and now they all say father and mother".  "The older children ' soon accustomed  themselves' tb tho change; the younger  children were a little shy over it at iirst,  but tfhoy soon got; pretty well used "to it.  and now we rarely hear in my house  papa and mamma; it is father and  mother. '   .  "And I must say 1 like it better. And  I don't think it is because that is tho  way I was brought up, though thess  titles certainly do have to me an old and  familiar and affectionate sound that is  very pleasant; but I think I liko father  and mother better, anyway."  . Samuel L." Lord of Saco, the Democratic  candidate for governor of Maine, is 60  years old, rich and a bachelor.  Prince Hohenlehe, the imperial chancellor of Germany, although nearly 80  years old, is learning to ride a bicycle.  Porfessor .Baron of Bonn, who drew up  the German civil code, and was a well  known lecturer on the pandects, is dead.  The Marquis of Salisbury has been in  public life since 1854. He is the only  bearded prime minister since, the days of  Queen Elizabeth.  The recent, death of Li Hung, Chang's  father-in-law, General Yang7 recalls the  fact that that official was condemned to  death some years ago for peculathmori a  large scale. '  O'Donovan Rossa, the well known Irish  agitator, has " been-appointed by Mayor  Van Wyck as inspector of weights "and  measures of the borough of Richmond at  a salary of $1,800.  ' -Mr. Bonny, who did such gallan t "seryice  as tho leader of tho rear guard of Stanleyjs ���������  latest African  expedition, has   been neglected and is dying of consumption in a  workhouse infirmary.  Malcolm Mcllwraith, who  succeeds Sir.  John Scott as conseiller judiciarc to ^the ,  fchedive of Egypt, is an authority onco- ���������  lonial,   international   and   constitutional  law and an accomplished linguist.  William J. Bryan of Nebraska has given  $250 to the University of Texas, the inter-,  est of which is'to be used as an annual  prize for the student producing the best  essay on government. ��������� Tho gift has been  accepted. ���������  Lord Charles  Bercsford is bound that  .parliament shall  know-something  about  the ��������� navy.    He  took 200 members of *the .  house of commons to  Portsmouth, on, a,  special train and made them  inspect the (  dockyards, acting as guide himself.  Joseph Hardy Phippen of Salem," Mass., ���������  entered the Mercantile bank of his town  as..messenger when he was 10 years old.  In 1852 bo was elected cashier, which place  he held 40 years. He has just observed the &  ninety-first anniversary of his birth .and  lias been made cashier emeritus.   '  Naval Constructor Hobson gave an order to a press clipping r bureau last November for clippings, of all newspaper ,  mention of him, and from that time uutil  he sailed with Sampson's-fleet only 40  6uch" clippings were collected.'- Now they  are collected at the rate of about' 400 a day.   .  Robert  T. Lincoln, Norman ,B.  Ream  and Marshall Field are" credited with being the triumvirate wliich at present decides the policy of the Pifllman company.  The two former arc the executors ofy tho >  late. George   M.   Pullman,  whose   large  holdings of stock in the company he found-   -  ed aro intact In the hands of his represent-' ,  atives. ,   -  , W. W. Astor's reported purpose of selling his estate, Cliveden, near Taplow-on-  Thames, would not  cause  much  sorrow  among  tho. gentry of the neighborhood. '  Adjoining Cliveden is kept the West'Berk- -  shire pack of hounds, which is maintained.  by subscription; and Mr. Astor is the only  nonsubscriber' among the  gentry of  tho  district. ���������  ���������'  SPANISH   FLOUNCES. .  >  LOCATION OF THE SOLAK PLEXUS.  though it be not a sovoro blow���������"'knocks  out" the man who: receives it.  The short way   to   end   a   light   is   to  deliver a solar plexus blow.     -  its walls and been buried.  '[To be Continued.]  Arc Lifjlit Carbons.  Long lived carbons for arc lights aro  the subject of ��������� a Russian patent wliich  covers a composition of the purest carbon mixed with finely powdered silicon carbide, some adhesive material being used to bind them together. A mixture of 90 per cent carbon and- 10 per  cent silicon carbide is said to give good  results.. The silicon carbide is, of course,  the essential feature, and as it can only  be produced by a: temperature as great  as the electric arc, it offers a great resistance to oxidation "and .consequently  is not consumed in the arc It develops  loi intense light, and; according to  L'Eletricita, seems .to'promise excellent  'results.  In Favor ot the Undertakers.  An agreement between the undertakers of a community to refuse their services to one who has failed to pay a bill  due to any member of their association  for similar services is held valid in a  Kentucky court because one person has  a right, to decline to enter into business  relations with another, and the same  right extends to any number of persona  -*~Gase and Comment.  Tho lien'elicent I-.t!inoii.  We know in a dull sort of way that  lemons are useful and if we '"'didn't we  might easily find this out by looking over  the papers. But just how valuable they  really are few of us realize. They aro of  .very-great-medical value, and are better  than patent medicines and nostrums put  up in bottles and boxes for tho bonoflt (?)  of the human family.  A teaspoonful of lemon juico in a small  cup of black coffeo will drive away an attack of bilious headache, but it is hotter  to uso them freely and so avoid tho attack of headache. A slice of lemon rubbed  on the temples and back of tho neck is  also good for headache. These facts holp  in beautifying one, for who can be beautiful and ailing at the samo time? The  days are past when tho delicate woman  with "nerves" was the heroine of,all the  novels and the "clinging vine" supposed  to be admired by all men.  Lemons taken, or rather used, externally, will aid in beautifying anyone.  There is nothing moro valuable for the  toilet table than a solution of lemon  juico, a little rubbed on the hands, fuce  and neck at night will not only whiton  but soften the skin. A paste mado of  magnesia and lemon juice applied to the  face and hands upon lying down for a  fifteen minutes' rest will bleach the skin  beautifully.  Fer discolored or stained finger nails a  teasDoonful of lemon juice in a cup of  warm soft water is invaluable; this is one  of tho very best manicure acids. It will  loosen tho cuticla from the linger nails as  well as remove discolorations.  Lemon   juice   in   water is an excellent  Artistic  XJiuncr Giving;.  The ideal dinner company is never  large; six has been said to be the magic  number, but eight and oven ton are perfectly manageable,' both in the matter of  smooth service and in tho higher harmonies. , Do not confine your choice to  intimate friends, but add to their pleasure and your own the fresh exporionce  of meeting new spirits whose congenial-  itv you have divined.  A roally artistic dinner, it is   tho   writer's conviction, should never exceed four  courses���������including tho coffee   The scheme  of the dinner is that   each   dish   shall bo  perfect; worthy of the palate and   of   the  appetito--onjoyod to the full for its  merits and not be trifled with and   instantly  forgotten.    The   second point in importance is that a dish shall be  as   attractive  in appearance as it is   porfect   in  flavor;  that it should be   placed   upon   the table  as an added   enjoyment- and   hospitality  served by tho host or hostess.    TheVthird  point, also of importance, is that   a   dinner should be seasonable���������not an    antici-  i pation of seasons���������-for every chosen article  should bo at its very   best.    A lean, half-  - shriveled January tomato, which   has ill-  borne its travels, is but a forlorn apology  for the plump and luscious summer   product���������certainly not fitted for   an   "artie  tic"' appearance.  "Spanish fours:'? On May 1 Cristlna,  Castilla, Velasco and Ulloa; on July 3,  Oquendo, C^lon, Teresa and Vizcaya.���������  New York World.  Spain refuses to bo cheered by the anti-  annexation protests 1 hat outlying territory  is merely an embarrassment to a country.  ���������Washington Star.  It doesn't look now as though Spain  will be able to furnish enough fleets to  givo our new navy more than three r,3ar  admirals.���������Milwaukee Sentinel.  Tho Spaniards are said to be in deadlr*.-  fear of dynamite. They may well be^.  Thoy saw enough of its effects when they-  used it upon the Maine.���������New York Trib--  une.  It must be admitted that there isa tiresome sameness in aU the war  news up to^  date.   However, the tiresomeness has been,  principally   onerous   to   Spain.���������Indianapolis Journal.  Madrid newspaper dispatches rcgarding*-  the war in Cuba read something liko this:  "Wo  wero   victorious,   but   managed  to-  escapo with our lives.���������Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.  There   is   nothing   which Commodore--  Watson's fleet will  meet on  the coast of  Spain either afloat or ashore that can save-  Spain from a terrible punishment.  It wilS  bo the beginning of the end when Watson  gets there, if   indeed  the  end does  not  come through tho. collapse of Spain morally and materially before that time. ���������Boston Post.  POINTED  PARAGRAPHS.  Corri'c  A chance visitor in a  hood - stepped into a littlo and  school house to Fee wha* tho  ed.  rural neighbor-  anciqnafced  educational  methods of the locality wero like. A  sleopy looking teacher was hearing a  class in history recite.  "What can you say about th8 battlo of  Bunker Hill?" he asked.  After seemingly painful reflection a  boy of about 17 got up and drawled out  hesitatingly:  "It was a groat fight, and���������and���������it  was here that Gen. Grant said, 'I came,  I saw, I conquered.' "  * "That shows how much you know  about it," said tho teacher derisively. "It  was Washington who said that. Grant  hadn't even been born then. You can  atay after school and learn yorir lesson,  sir."  And Ho Was Their Guent.  "Weary Willie���������They was a time,  friend, when I had more'n a thousand  men workin for me.  Tired Tim���������You look like a man that  ever had control of a thousand laborers!  Weary Willie���������I didn't say t*Liey was  laborers. They was taxpayers.���������Stray  Stories.  Some men overwork themselves trying  to'live without work.  Elderly gentlemen seem to have a xxm-  chant for youngcrly ladies.  When a girl thinks a man doesn't care  for her, she begins to try to mako him.  A successful physician is ono who is  able to relievo his patients of good fees.  It's bad form to-drink too much wine  at dinner and  it's bad tasto  in the morn-  in������*  Some men exert tliomsclvps more in trying to borrow a dollar than in trying to  earn'one.       ���������  A woman's idea of wrong is something  a man does that would be amistako if she  did it herself.  . There is a yellow streak in humanity  that makes it want to blame all its trouble on others.  Tho man who doesn't know c woman  until after he marries her is very apt to  regret the acquaintance.  Always hope for the best, and if you  don't get it you will at least have no excuse for abandoning your hope.���������Chicago  News.   The Secret of Snccess. .  The secret of success is concentration;  wherever thore has been a great life, or a  great work, that has gone before Taste  everything a little,' look at evorything a  little, but live tor one thing. Anything  is possible to a man who knows his end  and   moves   straight   for   it,   and   for it  - *���������  '. 't '    ''  'i  ������'-   ,     n  . i..j it  M-1  'A   A"  '���������'���������' "\ ':A:  ~ . f * . .j  "���������ii ��������� 'v'  ' * It:  .',��������� ,'Ct-l  '-   A-3A;  ''yy:.A'A\  *      r       \ ���������*   " I  ��������� '     * A'i  ��������� ,' "'*���������;������������������  ��������� t    -���������,> (.���������  * ���������' i -.i  <.,  *>]i  * * A  ; rvi  ,i,    ,>i -/V  is   1 ""*  ...  -  ? yi.ixji  ������-^  1    .  *-    ,-> V������$  "^  '  ." '��������� AJ  1  K  ���������"   ' ���������*% . *  > ? f,  V  ';  &  if  \-  fi  J,  *  Jl  $'  ft  !  s..  &  I  r*  i .  i-  8-  i is.  1  U*  ���������i  fVv.  TH������.'   SFMI-WBEKLY    NEWS,    CUMBEBLAMD,    B.    C.    SAT 7RDAY,    PEC. 31st ,  1898  Til SEII-f SIKLY  NEWS.  Cumberland,    B. C.  Issued     Every    Tuesday     and  Saturday.  M. Whitney, Editor,  TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN   ADVANCE.  ts" Advertisers who want their ad  changed, should get cop7 in py  13 a.m. day before issue.  ������3?* When writing-communications to  this paper, write on one side only of  paper used.    Printers Do not turn copy.  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One inch per year, once-a-week, , $12.00  " " " month, " ������ , 1.50  Local notice per line "       " .10  For both   issues   one-half   additional  r������������������      ��������� 1 ������������������ 1        1 ���������  er teacher, the number of pupils  warranting it.  As every dwelling is now occupied we may expect considerable  building within the next few  months.  The population hag reached a  higher number than dver before,  and is still increasing.  The business of our transportation lines is growing in volume,  and take it all in all, we have reason to expect greater prosperity for  1899 than we have yet witnessed,  notwithstanding our rapid advance.  SATURDAY,    DEC. 31st, 1S98  A  HAPPY   NEW   YEAR   TO  ALL OUR READERS!  There should be no such thing  as political offences. Crimes committed in the name of freedom are  as bad as crimes committed in the  ,. name of, religion. Unless they are  ,. crimes in themselves, they are no  crimes at all.  LOCAL BRIEFS.  Wo regret to learn Mrs. McGuire is quite  ill.  1898���������1899.  The new year will te ushered in  at 12 o'clock to night, when the  bells will ring out the Old and ring  in the New. The past is dead  leaving its heritage of woe or weal.  It cannot be amended, but  the future is all before us   in   which  to  take our part in the   toil   and   its  <   triumphs.  The past year will be memorable, in this district for the fearful  bridge disaster more than any-  thing else.  The year has given to us as fine  a school building as can be found  outside of the large cities, thanks  to our energetic school trustees.  A new shaft is well advanced  and by spring will be completed  and furnish employment to some  hundreds of men.  The year closes with times prosperous to farmer, miner, and merchant.  The City of Cumberland, the district market place, finds itself in  possession of a new Fire Hall, and  fire appliances, a fine site for a  park, improved and lighted streets.  The outlook for the year 1899 is  especially bright.  The farmers have it in their  power to have established in their  midst a modern creamery, Mr.  Dunsrnuir offering to take 40 per  cent of the stock.  The Agricultural and Industrial  Association starts out entirely  free from debt, owing to the generous gift of our M.P.P. and in a better condition than ever for usefulness.  The mines promise an increased  out-put  The facilities at the Wharf are to  be. enlarged, and a new school  house erected there.  We have two resident pastors  now, but by spring we shall   have  four.  With the occupancy of our  new  school  building   next   spring,   we  shall doubtless be accorded  anoth-  ���������Go te Moore's for yonr Ball Slippers.  Wm. Machin, farmer, is down with the  measels.  Harry Urquhart left yesterday for Victoria.  Comox coke is adrertised by dealers in  Victoria for base burners,  There was a pleasant party at J. K>.  Berkeley's, Courtenay, Wednesday.  Mr. Carthew is preparing the pUns, for  an imnortant addition to ,the Gleason Hotel.  ���������Go   to   Sterenson & Co's.   for   Gents'  Black Sateen Shirts.  Ed Woods left by yesterday's steamer for  the Klondike via Victoria, taking with him  five dogs.  The K. of P. here will give in Cumberland Hall, evening of January 2d, their  6th anniversary ball.  A flurry of gas stopped the work a short  time this week in Mo.6 -haft, which repor:  ���������ays is now down over 200 feet.  Harry Creech of Comox left Friday for a  business trip to Victoria and Vancouver to  be gone two or three weeks.  The divorce case of Jenny McKelvey vs.  Adam McKelvey���������not defended���������wuu nude  absolute in the court at Victoria.  Miss Urbuhart, daughter of A. Urquhart, left yesterday for Vancouver, where  she will attend the High Scbool.  Between McLeod'a stable and Theobald'  a pair of shoes were found, tops down.. It is  supposed a man lost his life in the mud.  Mr. O'Handly met with an accident at  the new bridge, injuring one of his feet.  He wasjtaken'jto the i capital Thursday.  B. Crawford's fine horse got into the  grain bin Tuesday night, and as a result of  over-eating is in a dangerous condition.  Dr. Dalby, dentist, left for Victoria  yesterday to be gone a few days. His  brother is there lately returned from the  Atlin country.  We understand the photograph gallery  here, formerly occupied by Mr. Kelly, has  been rented by a photographer of Nanaimo  from January 1st.  Mrs. Oatrander left yesterday for Vancouver, to meet a representative from a  leading Eastern House, to nelect and order  her millinery for the spring.  . The holes and bad plaoes in the road  between Cumberland and Comox have been  filled in with good gravel, putting the  Queen's highway in good condition.  ���������Ge to Stevenson   &   Co's.   for   White  Dress Ties.  At Comox a notice is posted up, signed  by W. R. Robb as secretary of the school  trustees, for a meeting to elect a school  trustee in place of Mr. Beckeuaell, reBigued,  meeting te take place Janaury 7th, at 11 a.m.  Persoaa coming over the road from Courtenay to Cumberland complain that blocks  of wood, etc., are often left in the road so  that in the dark vehicles are driven upon  them to their damage, and also the annoyance of drivers. Some way should be found  to prevent this nuisance.  The Board of Wo.-ks are having constructed a covered drain on Dunsrnuir avenue from the drain which comes into the  gutter near Cumberland Hall and to connect with the drain undof the street at 3d  street crossing. This was a much needed  improvement and will cost but a few dollars.  Admiral Palliser, commanding the Pacific  naval squadron, was notified by Capt. Fe-  gaa, commander of H. M. S. Lsauder, that  Lieut. Kickord, the clerk of the Leander  who was lout in the woods near Deep Bay  while out shooting, had been found. The  telegram from Capt. Fegan gives no details, j  only saying that "Kickord had been found."  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar,  rector.  "METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets  at the ;close  of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor.  ST GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at 11 a.m. and  7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at the close of evening  service.    Rev. W.  C.   Dodds, pastor.  THE  NEWS  TSSUED   ON   TUESDAYS  * and Saturdays,  IS THE ONLY B.C.  Newspaper outside  of   the   chief  cities  having   a SPECIAL  TELEGRAPHIC.  SERVICE  In addition to that it pays  SPECIAL ATTENTION  ���������to   the   news   of the  District.  pure milk: ".  Delivered daily by us in Cumberland  ai;d Union.    Give us a trial.  HUGH GRANT & SOM.  **<   -        '       j 1 ,  "VSTA.ZEsl ^S.  WANTED.���������Farmers' sons or other indus-  triousgpersons of fair . education, to whom  $40.00 a month would be an inducement. I  could also engage a few ladies at .their own  homes.  T. H. LINSCOTT, Toronto-  AGENTS  Those handling "War with Spain" are  making money. A good share of the profit  is yours if you take hold. Seven hundred  pages, two hundred illustrations and sells  cheap. We give, big commission; pay  freight, sell on time, and supply outfit free.  BRADLEY-GARRETSON CO.,  Limited,  TORONTO.  WANTED  can   fur-  months.  Men of force of character, who  nish horse and rig, for three  Straight salary to right parties. .���������  T. H. LINSCOTT, Toronto.  N'  OW advertisements can- be  displayed   near    reading  matter and    are   sure to   be  read.    This  is of   special  advantage   to   those    desiring to  reach   the    public "with    greater  frequency than formerly, and makes  the News valuable  for  want ads,  LOST ADS, LOCALS, ETC.  The News has a good job  plant and can turn out anything in that line with neatness  and dispatch.  SAD  gTORY  of. suffering    and   final  death  might be told if that neglected  cough and cold is not quickly  arrested.  LAMRERT'S SYRUP  OF DOUGLAS PINE  will  prevent  all  of  taken in time  this.  Purchase a    bottle  Druggist, 25 cents.  your  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that application  will be made to the Parliament of Canada,  at its next session, for an Act to incorporate the Pacific and' Yukon Railway and  Navigation Company, for the purpose of  constructing a railway from a point at or  near Pyramid Harbour, near the head of  Lynn Canal, or from a point on or near the  International Boundary. between .Canada  and the United States of America in the vicinity of Lynn Canal, thence through the  Chilcat Pass, thence to Dalton's Post, on  the Alsek River, and thence by the best  feasible route to a point below Five Finger  Rapids on the Lewes River ; with power to  vary the route as may be necessary or advisable ; also with power to receive from  the Government of Canada or other corporations or persons' grants of land or money  or other assistance in aid of the construction  of the.work; to build telegraph and telephone lines ; to exercise mining rights and  powers; to conetruct roads, tramways,  wharves, mills aud other works necessary  for the company ; to charter vessels for the  same purpose upon the lakes and rivers in  or ad jacent to tbe territory served by the  said railway ; to erect aid manage electrical works for the use and transmis-  sion of electrical power, and  acquire and make use of natural  and other water powers for that purpose ; to maintain stores and trading posts ;  and to carry on a milling and smelting business, including the erection of saw-mills  and smelters ; also to enter into traffic and  other arrangements with other railway and  transportation companies : to issue preference stock and bonds, aud with all such  other powers, rights and privileges as may  be necessary for the purposes of the undertaking.  K1NGSMILL, SAUNDERS & TORRANCE  Solicitors for the Applicants.  Dated at Toronto, this 25th day of  November, 1898.  AGENTS  We pay straight weekly salaries of from  $10,to $20, according to,ability, for canvassers on "Life and work of Gladstone." The  demand for this wonderful book is' keeping  all hands working early and late. Tbe on*  ly Canadian and British work . published.  Endorsed by the Royal, Family and leading  public men. A big,' cheap book.  BRADLEY-GARRETSON CO., Limited,  TORONTO  CORPORATION CITY of CUMBERLAND  ELECTION BY-LAW 1898.  Whereas it ii expedient to  pass a by-law  to regulate those who are qualified to vote .  for- mayor and aldermen' at the election to  be held on. the first Saturday in Januar  1899, provided that more, than tbe numbe  repuisite be nominated on the Saturday previous.  Therefore tbe Municipal Council of Cumberland enacts as follows:  Tbe following persons shall be entitled to  vote in the City of Cumberland for  mayor  and aldermen or commissioners in any ward  iu 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  disqualified,. who is as- ���������  h.ess<:d for real propersy within  the municipality to the value of not less  fifty dollars.  2.    Auy male or.female of the full  age of  twenty one years,   being  a  British  subject  and not otherwise disqualified, who has    e-  atded and been a householder.in the municipality for the six months immediately preceding tho  fiist   Monday  in  December In  each year and who pays as sueh household.  er a rental or rental value  of  not leu than  sixty dollars a  year,  and who shall have  paid on or before the fiif ceenth day of Decern  (���������er 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, iu the ward in which  he or Bhe is a  resident householder, and at the nme time  produced such evidence as to satisfy thesaid  clerk that he or she is a  bonafide resident  householder entitled to be   entered on the  voters' list by  virtue of  this  section,  aud  who shall have between the fifteenth day of  November, or after  the  date  of sueh payment and the fifteenth day of December following,   personally   delivered   to the   city  clerk a statutory declaration   made or subscribed before a judge, magistrate or notary  public in the form and to the effect as found  in Municipal Clauses Act, see 300, clause 2  This by-law may be cited for all purposes  as the City of Cumberland Election By-law  1898.  Passed the Minicipal  Council the 25th  day of November, A. D.f 1898.  Reconsidered aud finully passed the 25th  day of November A. D. 1898.  Signed and sealed^the 25th day of Novem-  ber A. D. 1898.  Signed, Lewis Mounce, mayor  Signed L. W. Nunns, City Clerk.  Gordon Murdock,'"  Third St.        Union, B;C.  Bla.cksmi t h inG  in all its branches,    ���������  and Wagons neat-  lyRepaired-  .Milk;.  Vegetables.  Having secured the Han igah ranch  I  am  prepared ,, to deliver    aily .;  pure fresh milk, fresh eggs, a*i#*>  vegetables, in Union and Cumberland,   A   share   of patronage  solicited. '      ''������*''.  is  JAMES REID.  'F'R.OS^ESSIOiT.&.Ij,  I  YARWOOD &   YQUNG.  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Corner of Bastion and Commercial  Streeta, Nanaimo, B. C.     ,    ;  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C- "  Will be in Union the 3rd Wednesday of  each month and remain ten days.'  HARRISON P.  MILLARD,  Physician,   Surgeon (and   Accoucheur.,  Offices: Willard Block, Cumbkrlam*������ *'-'A  COURTENAY HOUSE,  CtoURTBKAY,/     ���������" V  Hours of Consultation:  Cumberland, 10 to  12 a. m. Tuesdays and Fridays.  Courtenay, 7 to 9  A. M. AND P. M. <-  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. O. LUCAS, Proprietor, COicOX  BAKERY, Comox, B. C.  COURTENAY  'Directory.  COUBTENAT HOUSE,   A.   H.   Mc-  Callum, Proprietor.  RIVERSIDE HOTEL,   J. J.   Grant,  Proprietor. <-  GEORGE   B.   LEIGHTOMV    Blade,  ���������<   smith and Carriage Maker.  Society     Cards  Hiram Loo^e No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.G.-R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,  I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate Wednesdays of  each month at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Visiting;  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  Chas. Whyte, Scribe.  I    O    O.    F.  Union Lodge,   No.   ii,   meets   e ery  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. Anley, R. S.  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels ef the  Union Brewery Company Ltd-of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for  information  leading  to  conviction.  W. E. Norris, Sec'y  jot  saiB  For Sale���������One story and a half dwel  ing house of six rooms, kail, pantry, etc.  on eai-y 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.  Simon Leiser, Sole Local  Agent,  4 1  I  4

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