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Array 8emi-  Weefely  Edition.  FOB  your  I.  'A i  JOB PRINTING  Give us a Trial,.-we  do Good Work at  REASONABLE  PRICES.  /  SIXTH YEAR. -,  CUMBERLAND.   B C      SATURDAY NOV. 5th��������� i8tf  Espimait & Nanaimo. Ry:  i   1 *  THE  STEAMER Citv   or  Nanaiko  WILL RUN AS FOLIX)WS:  W.P. OWEN, MASTER,  qailinglrtWay Ports as Freight  and Passengers may offer:  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo  r ,       f        Tuesday 7 am.  ������������   Nanaimo (or Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  . * ���������   Comox for Nanaimo  ,       . 1 < Friday 8 a.m.  ���������������   Nanaimo for Victoria,  ,������   ,      ,       , Saturday 7 ���������������<"���������  FOB Freight or Stateroom* apply on board* or at the. Company's  Ticket Offic^  ^ COUBTNBY,  Traffice Manager.  h'  U  1  v  _ NOTICE  OF AN APPLICATION FOR  TRANSFER   OF  A LICENCE TO SELL LIQUOR  Notice is hereby given that an application in writing has been   duly deposited  with G.F,Drabble and LLP. Collis, Esqrs  two of her Majesty's Justices ol the Peace,,  (01 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  I Como*, and being on Lot 19 of   Lewis's  subdivision of Section 14 in the said 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 1898.  Dated the 31st day of October 1898.  ROBERT GRAHAM.  AGNES E. GRAHAM.  jTiTFECHNER,  LEADING   BARBER  and /  TAXIDERMIST  Keeps a Large  Stock  of Fire Arms,   Amuni-  tion    and   Sporting  Goods  of   all   descrip-  tiohs.  Cumberland,      B. C.  DYKE & EVANS  Music Dealers  ���������ANOOVVWtt,  SOLE AGENTS:  Karn Pianos  Echo Banjos  Washburn Guitars   and.....  Mandolins  Organs, etc  fon  sax������  FOR SALE.���������Two nearly new counters.  Enquire at tbe News Office.  FOR SALE.���������My house and two lots in  the village of Courtenay.. .     #  K. Grant, ;Union.  F������ OR SALE, RANCH-One mile and a  half from Union, contains 160 acres  and will be disposed of at a low figure. En.  quire of James Abrams.  THIS IS A SNAP.���������One half Lot 4 in  Block 5, on Penrith Ave., second house  west of English Church. Neat < cottage,  jlaosUble.    Sae FrankJ.Dalby, Agent.  W.HARP    BUDGET.  Wednesday, Nov. 2d.-*It is gloomy  and rainy, and the waters of the gulf are.  wildly dancing.  The tool house near the office not far  from the bridge is about finished, and  the grounds cleared off around improves,  the appearance.  T. Nelson of Denman Island ��������� runs his  little steamer over to Howe's wharf Satui-  day forenoons and' back, again in the  afternoons.  The Wilson House is open, barring  the bar. It is well furnished and full of  boarders:  Mr.'and Mrs. Prescott have moved  down from Union and are staying  at the Wilson House for the present.  M. Mason of Cortez Island has moved here, and it is understood will be  whari master, and attend to the shipping.  It is expected Mr. Pillsbury will take  another position; perhaps move to Union, or Cumberland.  SOCIETY  FOR SALE.���������My farm    160 acres,  about  , 30 acres perfectly cleared, and about 30  acres   cleared  but  not   stumped,   3������  miles from Comox wharf, also one good  qiilk cow for   sale.���������W.Anderton.  For Sale���������One story and a half dwel  ing house of six rooms, hall, pantry, etc.  on easy terms    Enquire of.Jas. Carthew  _FOR SALET��������� A thoroughbred Hol-  stein bull. Enquire of Bykon Crawford, Comox.  Society     Cards  AGRICULTURAL  MEETING.  c  The adjourned meeting of the Comox  Agricultural and Industrial Society was  held in the hall Saturdayiast.  Financial statement , was- read and  adopted, and the following gentlemen  elected Board ot Directors for the ensuing year:  H. Stewart, T. E.^ Williams, A. Ur,  quhart, J. J. R. Miller,7 Thos. Cairns  A. J. Piercy, J),McPhee, Wm. Duncan,'  , J. Mundell, J. A. Halhday, A. McMillan,  Chas. Bridges and; WrR. Robb. ���������- - :  After^ the annual meeting the newly  elected directors present met and elected  officers: J. J. R. Miller, President; I A.  Holiday, 1st. Vice-President; Alex. Ur-  quhart, 2d Vice-President; J. McPhee,  Treasuier; Wm. Duncan, Secretary.  LATEST SI WISE.  MENACING SIGN.  London, Nov: 3���������Thc fact that coast  guardsmen throughout the United Kingdom have been warned to.be in readiness for mobilization is regarded as a  a menacing sign. Many have already  joined the sips;  CRITICAL     CONDITION      OF  AFFAIRS.  Washington, Nov. 3���������The critical condition ���������of affairs between  France and Great. Britain is excit-  .ing lively interest among the members oHhe diplomatic corps fhere  and on some phases of the controversy their information seem to * be  'more exact than that from Paris  'and London. The despatches' today attached much significance to  the absence of the' French Ambassador from London; and it was stat-  that France would show her animosity by not continuing an Ambassador at London.  WAR MAY TBE RENEWED.  ' London, Nov. 3-The Paris correspondent says, "It is expected that a  rupture of the peace negotiations between  the United States, and Spain will be  officially announced on Friday." The  feeling here is that the attitude of tne  Spaniards is irrational in view- of the  financial proposals of the' U. S. and that  they may ultimately regret having failed  to agree with their adversary.  -  GOVERNOR OF KARTOUM  -London',  in their evidenee,   and they were   close  by.    One of  them swore   they were all  drunk,   but   the   other    witnesses, said ���������  nothing of this and there was  no drinks  ing at the time of the fight.    O.   Muira,  who did the deed   came into the    Jap's  house about 5:30   and said to Kimmora,  who was eating at   the table, *'I come .to  fight you,n to which  ther other replied,  "Come along, I'll fight you,"  whereupon  Muira-with a knife the blade of which, as   '  sworn   to, was   from 3 to 5 inches long,  struck him on the head, when the assault  ted man   threw a cup   at , him.   Toichi  came   in and   seeing   O. Muira fighting  with the knife   seized   the   man  by the  wrist of the hand   which   held the knife,'  and in,the struggle  which followed  they <  both got outside, when   Muira  wrenched  his hand away and stabbed^Toichi in thej  body. , Toichi   ran   to the railway track;  about 40   yards off and  fell,   ������vhere he  shortly afterwards died-J Neither of the  witnesses can   remember   what either of  the pet sons said,   if  anything  while the  struggle   was going on or after it.    The  witnesses   described in   pantomine, the  way the fatal strike, was given, showing  it was intentional. ,$o one knew whether  the two first   fighting   had any   previous  quarrel* or whether 'Toichi   was a friend  of Kimmora whom he evidently was trying to protect hy gettiag the kntfe away  from O. Muira,  The jury were ont but   a> few   minutes  when they returned with a  verdict to  the������  effect that they found Toichi   came   to   hi*'  death by a wound inflicted by O. Muira. <>  The accused was remanded by the coron*.,.  er for hearing before two local   justices   oti  the peace, which will probably take   place*  to-night and the prisoner held to appear be::1'  fore the assizes for trial for murder*  c - .  SEND   FOR CATALOGUED���������  PURE MILK.  Delivered daily by us in Cumberland  and Union.   Give us a trial.  HUGH GRANTS SOU.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. & A. M,    B. C. R.  Union, B. G\,  Lodge meets   first   Friday in   each  month.    Visiting brethren are cordially  invited to attend.  R. Lawrence, Sec.  Piano Lessons.  Mrs, W.'B. Anderson is prepared  . to give pianoforte lessons at  ber  Nov:   3_The   Daily Mail I house,or.at, the houses of  pupiW  ' ""    Terms moderate. " j  Apply  at   residenoe,   corner   of,  Windermere Ave., and First Streets  , announces the appointment for Governor  of Khartoum of General- Kuchner.  MM to Death  J\ JSj, m������lboe  General    Teaming      p?*dei  OU,  Etc.,  Hauled.    Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.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.  J. A. Carthew  AHCH1TECT and BUILDER,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  THIRTV-SEVENTHTygAR'   ���������   ���������   ���������  + >   WOBLD^V]DE_Cl^U^^  Twenty Pages; Weekly Illustrated.  '���������'       *������m,sPFNSABLE TO MlHjNaMjjj;  THR1E DOU.ARs"l?ER YEAR. POSTPAID.  SAMPLE COPIE8 FRIB.  MIHIN6 AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  220 Market St.,   SanFrancjscOj^Cal.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets everv alternate   Wednesdays ol  each month at 8  o'clock p. m.    Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Combe, Scribe.  I     O    O.    F.  Union Lodge,   No.   1 r,   meets   e ery  Fnday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  rcn cordially invited to attend.  F. A. Anley, R. S.  THAT FLURRY.  On Tuesday fifteen minutes of 2 p. m.  (town time) a gust of wind came  circling  over the  mountains,   gyrating into  the  city.   Just before  reaching   Cumberland  it took a set-to with the new board fence  between the premises of the U.  S.   Consul and the new school grounds,  landing-  the fence its entire length flat on its back;  then  it  boldly passed   First  street.   A  little girl was walking up Dunsmuir avenue; it faced her about   and gave her a  push  along.   Then  it danced   over to  Alderman Calnan's new  carpenter shop,  lifted it up, fanned it apart  and Jet it iali  in a heap.    The shingles  look as though  they had suffered an% attack of muscular  rheumatism    They will, never.be  themselves again, but the  boards  if properly  treated will   "become   as   good   as  new.  After this last trick the wind disappeared  as  quickly  as it  came  and  no  further,  trace of it can be discovered.  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of 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  INSURANCE.  I am agent for the following reliable  companies: '  The Royal Insurance Conipany.  The Loudon and Lancashire.  Current R,ates.   /  Can be seen afternoon s at corner office  near The Newa,  Jambs Abrams.  ENGLISH PROTECTORATE.  London, Nov. 3.���������The Vienna  correspondent says the Austrian  cabinet considers an English protectorate of the Philippines the  only proper solution of the question.  Their Loss Our Gain.  The district of East Wellington'will soon  feel the same loss hhat was so   reoently   experienced by Wellingtou people in   the   removal of Mr, T.F, Bate, who goes to Union1  on Wednesday to assume a position in   connection with the mines thore.      During   his  trief term ot residence at.-East Wellington.  Mr. Bate has become very prominent in   all  matters of local interest.    The church, public school and other kindred  matters   hav  occupied a good deal of Mr. Bite's attention  and we think   much   to   their   advantage.  Union will gain what East Wellingtou loses  and The Enterprise will voice   the   feelings  of a large circle of friends in  wishing   Mr  and Mrs. Bate every prosperity in their new  home.���������Wellington Enterprise.  Thursday evening about 6   o'clock   word  came up.from Japtown that a   murder   had  been committed.      Officer Thompson immediately proceeded to the scene of the  crime,  near No. 1 slope.    Dr. Lawrence   was   also  summoned, but the Jap���������Aquiciti Toichy���������  was already dead.      His murderer,-O. Mi-  ura, -another   Jap,   was   nabbed   on-  the  street, near about,   shortly   after   reaching  Japtown and brought up   and   incarcerated  in the lock up, as   were   three   other   Japs  who were   wanted   as   witnesses.    Coroner  Abrams was at once notified, and ordered  a  jury empanneled which was   quickly   done,  as follows : John Bruce,   foreman,   George  Sutton, Alfred Joyce, Thomas Reed,  James  Halliday, John Richardson and Wm.  Nose-  worthy.    The Jury went down to   Japtown  about 8:30 that   evening   and   viewed   the  body, and then adjourned to   Friday   even-  ing at 7 o'clock, to hear testimony.  So far as can be learned at the time���������Friday morning-it was a drunken row.. , Just  previous to the murder, the Jap who  killed Toichy, stabbed another Jap in the  head and gashed his shoulder when Toichy  interfered to protect the wounded man, and  seized 0. Miura by tho wrist of the arm  woildiugthekuite. O. Miura dexterously  passed the knife to hia other hand and  thrust it into Totchy's body just balow the  heart. The latter ran a few steps and fell  dying in a few minutes.  ���������Since-the above was   in type   the  in  quest was held���������Friday evening.  Dr Lawrence testified that when called  he went down and found a lot. of men  standing around a person lying upon the  coal dust. The man was dead and his  clothes saturated with blood. There was  a large gaping wound zk inches below  the left nipple, near the anex of his heart,  caused by a sharp instrument driven  with considerable force. The wound  was the cause of death.  Three other witnesses were called who  saw the murder.    There was  no conflict  NOTICE.  IN    THE     SUPREME    COURT  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  OP  Id the matter of the estate of Alexander  Joseph Mellado, deceased, intestate  All persons indebted to or having any  claims against this estate are required t<x  pay the amount of their indebtedness and.  send particulars of tlfiir plaims, duly-  verified on or before the 6th day of December 1898 to the administrator, Mr. Bruno*  Mellado, of Cumberland, B. Ci  LOUIS P. ECKSTEIN.  Solicitor for the Administrator*.  Dated November 3rd, 1898.  LOCALS.  FS������th������ Dmrand will hold services here at  11 a. m. on to-morrow (Sunday). Bishop  Christie is expected to arrive at Comox on  Wednesday and will probably visit thia  place on Thursday.  At 3:30 Sunday afcernoon, Eyaageliafe,  Meikle will give a plain talk at Presbyterian  Church to men only. Boys under 14 not.  admitted. Special services, led by Mr..  Meikle will be continued next week, mornings at 10 and evenings at 7, :30s  J. McB. Smith, Provincial Auditor-General reimo up last boat to audit the book*, of  W.B. Anderson, late government agent,,  aud also the books Magistrate Abrams.  Everything wa������ found correct, and in tha  ) best of order. The Auditor,General returned Friday.  GOVERNOR-GENERAL,  Montreal, Nov.   3���������A   cablegram  announces that Lord  Minto, the new Governor-General of Canada, sailed for Can-  ada this afternoon.  HEAD IN THE BASKET.  Nanaimo,   Nov.   3-Provincial    Constable George Cassidy has been  notified  that  his  services   will noX he reared  after this month..  1 NOT  FIT  TO   BE  HANGED.  The Pathetic Story of an Irish Boy and a  Priest.  It is the general  opinion  that  a  man  must be pretty bad in order to  be fit to bo  hanged.    There  was  one  man, however,  who used to take exactly the opposite view  of the case.    To  him  it  appeared  that a  man must be pretty good in order to bo fit  to be hanged.    In his  entertaining ���������'Recollections" Aubrey De Vere tells an interesting story of how this  good  man, who  ���������   was  an  Irish, priest,   once  succeeded  in  helping a man to become good enough for  the gallows.  There was a boy whom the priest had  taught to shoot, but unfortunately tho lad  went further than his teacher intended and  showed his skill by shooting a gamekeeper  Then camo remorse, and by and by It be  uiiuo so strong that it overcame tho fear  of death.  "I'm tired out. I can't bear tho pain  in my heart any longer," said tho boy, so  he went to tho priest and told of his crime,  with tho intention of giving himself up.  ������������������Is it to be hanged you havo come  here?" asked the priest.  "It is to bo hanged, your reverence,'*  was tho reply.  "My boy, it's a very serious thing to die  and meet one's. God," said tho priest.  "I'm afraid it's a long Limo since you  wero at church and that you have forgotten your religion. Let me hear now if  you can say the "Apostle's Creed.' "  The youth strove to repeat it, but failed.  "This is a strange thing," said tho  priest. "Here is a man who does not  know a B from' a bull's foot, and yet he  thinks he is fit to be hanged. Where are  you living, my boy?"  "lam .living down there, your reverence, about a inile to tho west,'' answered  tho youth. ,  The priest replied: "I will go to you every night about 10 o'clock. I'd bo afraid  of going before it was dark, for I might  be hanged myself as an accomplice. As  it is, it's a likely thing enough if they  come upon us.''  The priest kept his word. Every night  found him visiting tho self condemned  youth, teaching him tho fundamental  truths of the Christian faith. Ho made  him this promise: '' As soon as ever I find  you are fit to bo hanged I will.tell you so.  Till then don't dare to do anything of the  kind."  Many nights, at the risk of his own  safety, the priest made his way to the boy  and taught him till the repentance that is  , only the sting of remorse passed into that  . truer repentance that is born of love.  One night, before giving the young man  his usual parting blessing, the priest said,  "1^promised,.my boy, to let (you know  when I considered you fit to be hanged,  and now I have tho satisfaction of assuring you that I never knewT a man fitter to  be hanged than yourself."  Tho lad thereupon informed against  himself, but' instead of being hanged, as  he and his friend had expected, he was  transported.  Sulphur Matches.  Sulphur matches havo now been almost  wholly supplanted byLtho more modern  odorless parlor matches, but somo are still  sold, and of those sold in this country  more are sold in the long settled east than  in tho west.  Somo people use sulphur matches for  safety's sake. Sulphur matches are used  in somo hotels for this reason, though  where parlor matches aro not used safety  matches that havo to bo scratched on tho  .box are more likely to be used, and such  matches are used also in sleeping cars and  elsewhere. Sulphur matches ai*e still used  by some old fashioned people who cling to  old customs. Their use is not due to reasons of economy, lor parlor matches are  now as cheap as sulphur matches���������if any-  . thing, a little cheaper. In this city substantially no sulphur matches are used on  the east side, where the bulk of the foreign  population is located. Tho sulphur matches  bui'ned here are used on tho west side.  South America has still a demand for  some sulphur matches in combs or : cards  in which the matches are made in little  ^sheets, separated from one another for  rthree-quarters of their length like the te^th  ..of a comb and joining in continuous wood  at the base. Such matches are broken off  ono at a time for use.' Matches of this sort  were once familiar in this country, and a  few aro still used here.���������New York Sun;  t>  What 'English Means.  Smith���������What   are   you  reading,  Herbert  Mrs.  John? .-,���������'���������  Mr.    Smith���������I   am    reading  Spencer's '' Principles of Biology."  Mrs. Smith���������Why���������what���������what's that,  John?  .. Mr. .Smith������������������Herbert Spencer's "Biology." Let me read you an extract���������his  definition of life. 'Listen: "It consists of  tho definite combination of heterogeneous  changes, but simultaneous and successive,  in combination with external coexistences  and sequences."  "Why, John, what in tho world is tho  man talking about?"  "lam astonished at you, Jane. Why,  this is tho work of tho groat English scientist."  "Yes, I know, but what is he writing  about?"  "He is defining life, I told you. What  did you suppose he was writing about?".  "Good gracious! 1 thought he was trying to get a patent on a clotheshorso. "���������  London Tit-Bite.  Auger a Disease.  An English  journal   thus comments on  the  injurious  effects  of anger:   "Anger  serves tho unhappy  mortal who  indulges  in it much  the same  as intoxicants constantly taken do the inebriate.    It  grows  ��������� into a.sort of  disease which   has  various  . and terrible results.    Sir Richard   Quain  said not long ago, 'He is,.a  man very rich  indeed in physical power who  can   afford  tp be angry.'    This is true.    Every time a  man becomes white or  red with anger he  is in danger  of  his  life.    The   heart and  brain are the organs mostly affected when  i fits of passion are indulged  in.    Not only  | does anger cause partial paralysis  of  the  i smali blood vessels, but the heart's action  becomes intermittent���������that is, every   now  and then it drops a beat���������much  the same  thing as is experienced by excessive smokers."���������Medical Record  NOBLESSE OBLIGE.  Some Eminently PJ������;isuiit Tiiinjf-. Said   of  the    Late    Lord    iU".uuni-s(iulil    anil  night Hon. W. K. Gladstone.  ��������� 'With ceremonies as deeply affecting as  any that can appeal to the imagination  and the heart ot man, tho body or ulad-  stono was laid at rest in that great ."temple of reconciliation" whero so many  British worthies are entombed. He was  not buried by tho grave of Lord Ueacons-  ileld, ' his illustrious rival, aa tho despatches erroneously state, for Boacons-  lield's remains rest at Hughenden by tha  side of his wife, hut his monument is in  Westminster, and ifc is near this that  Gladstone lies. And as the- sculptured  forms of Pitt and of Fox. confronting  each othor in the same great abbey, preserve in dumb show one splendid "epoch  of Knglish history, so shall th-j slatues of  Uladstouo and of Beaconsfield relate another. *  Nor was the oppugnac'y lotween   Gladstone and Disraeli greatly dissimilar from  FIRING A BIG GUN.  THE   FRIGHTFUL FORCE GENERATED  BY  THE   EXPLOSION.  Chat of Fox and P^tc, for it was based on  temperament and mental aptitude. Fox  and Pitt, liko their later successors, were  at tho beginning members of tho same  political party, bnt in a fow years there  camo a separation, and tho lifelong rivalry  for power ensued.  Gladstone, though the younger man,  enterod Parliament in 1333, and Disraeli  in 1837, both supporters of Sir Koborb  Peel. When Peel changed front on tho  Corn Laws Gladstone followed him. while  Disraeli opposed him, aud from that time  until Disraeli in 1870 left the House of  Commons to sit in tho Housa of Peers as  Lord Beaconsfield, a period of inoro than  thirty years, tho two statesmen were  rivals and antagonists in the greatest  parliamentary and political contests of  English history. In every great debate  these leaders followed each other with an  eloquence and a power that has seldom  if ever been equaled, the victory sometimes being with one side and sometimes  with the other,, and each triumphantly  reaching the goal of ' his ambition, the  Premiership of England.  Gladstono survived his distinguished  rival seventeen years, and twice again became Prime Minister, but tho party  which Disraeli built up and led to power  still survives and rule? Great Britain today.  At this moment, when Balfour and  Chamberlain and Salisbury have paid  such glowing tributes to the 'memory of  Gladstone, it is pleasaut to remember tho  eloquent address delivered by Gladstone  on tho death of his own great political foe.  , When the motion was made in the  House of Commons that a monument to  Lord Beaconsfield be erected in Westminister Abbey, Mr. Gladstono. who was  then Premier, supported it. and spoke of  the great qualities and intellectual  powers of the statesman who had passed  away. He likened him to William Pitt,  and eulogized his long-sighted persistency  (of purpose, his remarkable, power of self-  government, and his superb parliamentary courage. And not the les3 beautiful  and commendable, said Mr. Gladstone,  wji3 Lord Beacohsfiuld's sympathy and  helpfulness toward men of letters, and  tho touching devotion to his wife, which  has led to his foregoing the honor of a  public funeral.  This eloquent and generous speech was  felicitously called by Sir Stafford North-  cote a "more enduring monument to  Lord Beaconsfield than could be carved  out of stone."  Thus it is that Englishmen honor then-  great leaders and statesmen, whose patriotism and devotion to duty have mado  England what England is.  The Daku ot' York  Sack   Coat.  The new Duke,of York sack suit has  four huge pockets, all buttoned on tha  outsido. This usw garment should ua  mado of rough -materia^.with a loud pattern.  It is madewit'i "patched" pockets,  D'JKE OF   YOItK  SACK  COAT.  the pockets being sowed on tho outside  of the coat, without {laps,. Each of those  pockets buttons with a single button at  the top. One of tho remarkable features  of this new coat is that it is made with  a big pocket on tho upper right-hand  side. This is used to contain a pair of  gloves and an extra handkerchief, This  now coat i3 single-breasted, ahd it has  square corners.  r>reactea tlie Encore.  "Jack will not marry Miss Johnsop  after all. '"',���������'  "Why?"  "She tells him that every experience  of her life has happened twice.''���������Chicago Record.  Courting; Expenses.  ;   "My  girl's father sent  me a'bill xor  their parlor clock."  " What did   yon have to do with it?"  "I set ifc   back every night and got it  all out of order. "���������Detroit Frie IVess.  Assumed Names.  A New York detective says there are  probably at least 1,000 men in that city  living under names assumed after reaching the age of 21 years, many of (hem respected and trusts J citizens. He adds,  "Menwho have been unfortunate in other  cities, who havo committed some petty  crime and want to hide from tha world,  come here to begin life anew, leaviDg their  old names and reputation behind."  Vibrations Which May Cause Deafness,  Dizziness, Nausea and Even Death by  Heart Stoppage to Those In Close Proximity to the Monster Cannon.  Not one man in 10,000 has a clear idea of  just what happens when a big cannon is  fired. Tho physical manifestations are  numerous. Even professors of chemistry  and physics are stumped when they want  to differentiate all the gases set loose and.  the peculiar effects they induce. , The puff  of whitish smoke, the flash of firo, the dim  image of tha flying projectile, the roar and  tho recoil are all familiar,'but back of all  these is a complex mass of phenomena  most bewildering to the mind of any but.<  an artillery export. ,   .   '  First, tho cubes, disks, hexagons or irregular lumps of powder arc chemically  transformed into a powerful, expanding  gas tho, instant fl-ring takes place Then  there aro innumerable byproducts that  even chemists do not understand.  It has been calculated that only about  43 per cent by weight of the powder is  converted by the explosion into gas. The  remaining 57 per cent becomes a liquid  tho moment of explosion, and on solidifying becomes potassium sulphate, potassium carbouate and potassium sulphide.  A great many other combinations' take  place, and various solids are formed which  have never been successfully analyzed.  The ordinary charges placed in the 12  inch guns of tho United States warship?  during tliis complicated chemical- transformation exert a pressure on tho walls ot  the cannon of about 43 tons to thc,squarc  inch. This force serves to start the projectile and .develops a speed of 2,019 feet  per second by the time the shot reaches, the  muzzle of the cannon. Up to this stago of  tho explosion the chemical action has gone  on in perfect silence. Tho tremendous report which plays such havoc with the  nerves of the gunners is not caused by the  explosion itself. But as the projectile  emerges from tho muzzle it leaves behind  it ft vacuum in the barrel of the gun, and  the report is caused by tho air in its rush  to fill up this empty space.  Tho forces exerted by these gases in .expanding seem' to radiate in all directions  from the cannon, as ripples arc caused by  dropping a pebble in a pool of still water.  As a matter of fact, it has been discovered  that those linos of forces are exceedingly  complicated affairs aud play very queer  pranks about the cannon. As a result,  few pcopleknow just which is tho safest  or the most dangerous position for a gun-"  nor to take beside his gun. Tho center of  disturbance at the moment of explosion is  the mouth of tho gun. In the case of the  ��������� groat 13 inch guns on our monitors a position back of the gun is much easier than  one nearer tho muzzle. ,    ,_  In addition to this force there is an immense pressure exerted on the sides of the  cannon, so that another distinct scries of  shocks also radiates outward from the barrel of the gun'. These are iu turn more or  less compensated by the forces of the air  opposing them as it rushes into the mouth  of the cannon when the projectile, leave?  it. As a result of all these forces tho atmosphere is, of course, violently disturbed.  Although no projectile strikes tho gunner,  who must stand by, it will be soon that  the air is full of missiles in the form of invisible lines of force or vibrations which  bombard, as it were, every part of the  gunner's body at the same time.  An examination and analysis of the  effect produced upon tho human system  and the mind by tho firing of a cannon is  most engrossing. Men generally accounted courageous tremble violently in their  knees, others feel nauseated, some have  severe headaches, a few have had their car-  drums split or the action "of their heart  affected. .'      , ���������'  Take the vital organ, the heart, first..; In  the space between the right auricle and,  ventricle arc a set of fine, threadlike cords  called the tehdihaj. The coiicussion  makes them tremble like timbers in a  building when thero is'an earthquake. In  a weak man the chamber of. the heart is  left open for an instant, the opening and  closing springs lose their control,, the  heart shakes, possibly the chordaj tcn-  dina> are snapped, contraction or dilation  of the organ ensues and in some instances  death follows.  Deafness induced by an explosion may  be traced to the sudden pressure, upon the  inner orificeof the ear and tho tremendous  vibration set up. The thin, transparent,  fairly bright membrane called tho drum  of the ear is burst, like a piece of t i.-.:.iUi\  paper held taut and forcibly blown upon,  a temporary disturbance of tho mind occurs'and the sufferer becomes dizzy.  When tho knoes tremble, it is duo to the  nervous shock produced in the cerebellum.  All tho nerves and muscles are thrown into atonic contractions and relaxations and  the knees appear to give way.  Nausea is also caused by the physiological change that takes place in tho brain  Thero is a pressure of blood thore, and the  stomach, responding, tries to empty itself.  The whole nervous system, which resembles a mass of fibrous roots running  all over tho body, is affected when a can  non as largo as an 8 inch gun is firod in  close proximity. '  Other outward manifestations occur  when a gun goes off. For instance, clothes  may be torn or a man even knocked down  by the concussion. At the battle of the  Yalu Captain Philo McGiffin, who was  standing near a 6 inch gun, had his trousers torn into ribbons on one leg and a long  rent in the other, his uniform was as full  of holes as a n*>theaten jacket, and he  was nearly blinded an*1 stunned.���������New  York World.  My- Little Man. ,   -  I know a little hero whose face is brown with  tan,  But through  it shines the spirit that makes  the boy a man���������  A spirit strong and sturdy, a will to win -its  way. ,    '       ���������  It does me good to look at him and watch him  day by day.  He tells me that his mother ia poor and sews  for bread.  '  "She's such a dear, good mother I" the little  fellow said,  And then his eyes iKone brighter���������God  bless  the littju man!���������  And he added, "Cause I love her I help her all  '     I can."  Ah, that's the thing to do, boys, to prove the  lov({ you bear.  To the mother who has kept you in long ahd  loving care I  Make all hor' burdens lighter, help every way  you can  To pay tbo debt you owe her, as does my little  man I   , ���������Selected-  Other Side of the Moon.  I t  IjoIs was in the mountains and was told  that father and sister both saw tho same  moon she was looking at. After puzzling  her small head n low minutes sho said: ���������  "Oh, that's all right; they are looking  At tho ofchp'1 side!"���������jR'ew York Tribune.  Embarrass ins For Wm.  An unusual incident occurred at a 'recent Alleghany wedding. , The brido and  groom were both well known to the officiating minister, the fprmcr especially being almost as close to him as -a daughter.  After the ceremony was over the best man  handed to tho clergyman an envelope in  which was inclosed the fee for his services.  The minister's back was toward tho other  guests in tho room,ahd: the incident would  havo probably passed unnoticed but for  what followed. Turning to the happy and  blushing bride, ho said, "Here, my dear,  is my wedding present," and handed her.  tho envelope without having opened it.  The bride, of course, was delighted, while  tho feelings of the groom would probably  have been a little more difficult to analyzo:  ������������������Pittsburg-Chrouicle-Telegraph. ��������� '  The Savage Bachelor.  The Sweet Young Thing���������I 'do not believe in long engagements.  Tho Savage Bachelor���������Neither, do I.,  They aro too much liko tho modern style  .of prizefighting, with its violent excess of  talk before tho real fighting begins.���������Cincinnati Enouiror.  Fatal Frivolity.  Jack and his two pretty cousins happened to be walking along iu front'of,a  drug store.  , "I wonder," said Ethel, "if, astronomically speaking, Uncle Henry !s son  is in tho right sign'for ice creani soda!"  " "-"I'm afraid not," replied Gwendolen,  with her eye on. the "youth. r"I don't  see any signs of the soda act. v  Jack   groaned    and   inarched   them  .fiercely, past  the drug store  by way of  punishment.���������Chicagc) Tribune. ,    ,  ,..  Who Saya  the   Policeman's  Happy One?  Life Ia Not a   Skotuh.  Wartime PhIloaophy.  it's mighty strange, but "de man what  holler de loudest fer war is de Tbardes'  one fer.de war ter'locate.    .  It's all right ter carry a Bible wid  you in do war, but you ain't got time  fer fambly prayers when do bombshells  is flyiu.  Dey ain't much uso in sendiu tracts  ter do sojers, kazo when do firo git too  hot fer 'em dey'll make tracks fast  enough.  Do Bible say you must lovo.yoh enemies. But ef 3*ou done dat in timo er  war whar would you be?  Dey got guns now dat'll shoot 20  mile, on do best er it is dey don't  make no fuss 'tall tv/ell. dey gits dar. ���������  Atlanta Constitution...     ��������� .  .  Kcady With the Tost.  The Maid���������What aro you doing with the  Bible, Freddy?  Freddy���������Picking out a text for today's  sermon. When I como home from church,  I always have to tell pa what the text was..'  The Maid���������But how can you know the  text until you hear it'/  Freddy���������Any test will do. Pa won't  know the difference.  The Maid���������But your grandmother is  going with you.  Freddy���������But grandma will be fast  asleep long before they get to the text.���������  Boston Transcript.  CHILDREN'S COLUMN.  A GIRL  AS ST:  AGNES.  Loretta  Healy, Who  Posed   For a Statue'  In a Now York Church.  . In the" sanctuary;of7 St'. Agnes' Roman,,  Catholic churclr in East Forty-third street,  there stands a white marble statue of its  patron saint:    In the features tjhose who  ���������   - , H.OJJETTA HEALY.  know her will recognize the likeness to  little Loroota Healy, 13 years old, well  kuo'wn in tho parish and in the parochial  school connected with St. Agnes' churph. '  "I want something original," it is alleged the Roy. Dr. Henry A. Brann, pastor1  of St. Agnes' church, said to Alexander  Doyle, when arranging for a statue of St.  Agnes, the little martyr whoso lifo waa  sacrificed on a burning pyre.  "The conventional typo must? be avoid- ,  ed:,"ithe  pastor added, and  tho  sculptor  entered into tho spirit of the order.   When  tho model wjis to bo begun, thero appeared  at his "studio'little Lorctta Healy, accom-  panied by<hor widowed mother, Mrs. Mary  Healy. Sister Superior Theresa Magdaleno  had .taken the littloone to confession first,  and. they.told  tho sculptor,,that they had,,  ,beeh sent' thero and  that Loretta was to ,  lend  her features to  the ' statuo of   St.  Agnes. -  "This was.all kept a-sccret in tho parish  until the statuo was completed-and ready,,'  to be put in its .place in tho church,,when  with clabbrato ceremonies they blessed it.-..  Two hundred' children, dressed  in whito  and wearing floral wreaths, and carrying  STATUE OK ST. AGNES.  flowers, passed before it, singing the St.  Agnes hymn. Tho procession was led bj-  Lorotta Healy, bearing in her arms a flower wreathed lamb, and 13 girls, representing the ago of tho sv.int.  Mr. Doyle made, the plaster cast and  sent it to Scravezza, Italy, where tho  statue was cut from Carrara marble of  wonderful whiteness.:���������New York Herald.  ;   _-        7        .Littlo  I'll il'3. Wish. '���������'  v- There was once a little boy whose name  .was Philip, .a bright, curly head little lad  of three. lie is the baby cf ten and was  muchpetted.  * One day when his mother was getting  ready to go to New York she told him that  ho might ride down with her to the station  in tho carriage and then commenced to  get ready, when Phil, as ho was nicknamed, said, '���������Mamma, 1 want a buckon-  ���������hook."  "Well, wait a minute." says mamma,  but Phil kept teasing and at last was silent for a few minutes. All, of .a sudden  mamma's skirt received a hard tug. When  sho turned, Philip said: '   ��������� A-  "I wisht"! was tho marnma and you tho  little boy."  "Why?" asks mamma/  "Betaus-thon I would get you a 'buck-  enhook' and never say "wait a minute.' "  Of. course he got tho buptonhook.  I know that this story is true, because  Philip is my littlo brother.���������Bessie E.  Phillips in New York Herald.  Accidentally Overheard.  Boarder (warmly)���������I know, madam,  many of .the little dodges of your business. Do.you think I've lived in boarding houses ten years for nothing?  Landlady (pointedly)���������I shouldn't be  at all surprised.���������Ally Sloper. Y"  Accounting For Kis  Infirmity.  Miss Hawkins���������My father comes of a  very, distinguished family.  MiisBuzzley���������Oh, that's itl I thought  perhaps ha had fallen out of a window  or some thins when  he was  a   child.  s  n  %  Ml  n  (! \x  If'  W  y  k *  I-  lK  /  Ik  ANECDOTE   OF  A  FLOWER.  Century  A Russian   Nobleman   Gave   the  Plant Its Name.  About two centuries ago a Russian no  bleman traveling  in Mexico  saw and admired the maguey plant, which is a native  "of Mexico..,  Tho plant was so much admired by the  Russian for its beauty and utility, that he  was eager to have growing specimens in  , his own country. So when leaving -Mexico  he procured some roots to take home to  the czar as a present.  On his first visit to court, after he reached tho capital city, ho told of tho wonderful plant and asked permission of the czar  to present to him tho specimens which ho  had. Tho czar graciously granted his request and gave tho roots to tho court gardener, who promised to givo tho plants his  best attention, but' unfortunately beforo  he could plant them properly as he intcntl-  'ed, ho was taken suddenly ill and died  without having accomplished anything.  Another gardener' was appointed. In  the meantime tho roots lay in tho sack in  which they were first placed. Tho new  gardener, not knowing their value, throw,  the stick away, and it lay unheeded in a  corner of tho garden day after day. Some  time afterward his littlo daughter picked  up ono of tho roots and in a playful mood  planted it, but paid no further attention  to it.1 Tho czar hud forgotten all about it.  In course cf time tho ruler died and also  tho second gardener.  ��������� The plant in after years put.out a few  spikes for leaves, but did not thrive in the  cold air of Russia. It grew very slowly  and its origin was not known to any ono  save tho wife of tho former gardener, and  the child that planted it.  Years passed, and still the,strange plant,  with its thick, long, straight leaves, now  nearly 6 feet tall, did not bloom.'but as it  grew taller it attracted notice, and tho  now czar sometimes looked at it and \von-  dercd if it would ever bloom.- '     ,      ;  , In timo ho, too, died, and still the maguey- bloomed not.       ��������� -  But just after the coronation of another  czar a stalk shot up from tho root of 'the  plant and rapidly grew to the height of 20  feet. Soon 'many clusters of small buds  appeared, which slowly unfolded and became white blossoms... The wonderful  plant had.bloomed at last.  Tho gardener said it-was 100 years old  and had bloomed in honor of the newczar.  Word was sent to him, and he and hia  whole court visited and admired tho flowers and tho plant. -  The poor exile from the sunny skies of  Mexico had earned its reward and a' new,  name, for ever since that day it has been  known as " the century plant."  THE TATTLER.  THEY7 RODE  TO  DEATH.  Max O'Rell's Story of an  Incident at the  Battle of Worth.  At 12 years of agecI struck up a friendship with a young Polo named Gojeski,  1 who was in tho same classj with mo at  school." We became inseparable < chums.  Year after year wo wero ^ promoted at the  .same time. . We" took our university degrees the same day,- entered the military  school in the same year and received our  commissions, in tho.same regiment. ���������   L  Short, fair and almost beardless, young  Gojeski was called "lo petit lieutenant"  by tho soldiers, who all idolized him.  At the battle of Worth, Aug. 0, 1870,  after holding our ground from 9 in the  morning till 5 in tho evening against  masses of German troops exactly six times  as numerous as our own, we were ordered  to charge the enemy so as to protect the  retreat of tho bulk of tho army corps. A  glanco at tho hill opposite convinced us  ��������� that we had been,,commanded to go to certain death. The' colonel drew us up to  battlo line, picked up a Prussian helmet  with his saber, held it up high in the air  and said to us, "Forward, boys, and remember that a" bullet in the back is as  painful as in the chest, and it doesn't look  so nice!"   *  ���������Down the hill wo went liko the .wind  through a shower of' bullets and shells.  Our colonel was tho first to fall dead.  Two minutes later about two-thirds of the  regiment reached the top of the opposite  hill. Tho rest were on tho ground. We  were immediately engaged in a desperate  hand to hand fight���������a scene of hellish confusion. And there, amid the awful din  of battle, I heard dear Gojeski's death cry  as ho fell from his horse a few yards from  mo, and I saw a horrible gash on his fair  young head.  ^ I fought like a madman, seeing nothing  l*ut that dear mutilated face before my  eye's. I say "liko a madman," for it was  not through courage and bravery. In a  melee you fight like a madman���������liko a  savage.���������Max O'Rell. in North American  ���������Review.  Mrs. "General" Tom Thumb has returned to England after ten years' absence.  Mayor Harrison of Chicago a few days  ago issued orders making Mrs. William  W. Wells superintendent of city parks during the absence of her husband in tbe war.  Mrs. Margaret McGrath pf Tallow,  County Waterford, Ireland, who three  weeks ago gave birth to quadruplets, all  daughters, has received a check for ������4 as  the queen's bounty.  Mrs. Day, wife of the secretary of state,  Is ,thc only surviving member of her family. She was the eldest of three children,  and she has lost her father, her mother,  her brother and her sister.  Mrs, Helen Louise Chatterton has made  application to have her name changed,  and the courts have given her permission  to use legally that ot Lillian l.usseil, by  which sho is known on the stage. ,  Miss Pearl Listcbarger has been chosen  as the most beautiful girl in Iowa to rcp-  lescnt tho state at the Omaha exhibition.  Her portrait will bo on a state souvenir  which will bo distributed at the exposition.  Tho  beauty of  Miss  Hay, daughter of  , John Hay, embassador to Great  Britain,  has beeu a  groat assistance  to tho embassador to tho  court of  St. James, and  the  court journals have mado frequent mention of tho pleasant relations between Miss  Hay and the royal family.  Among tho well known wonun who will  be entertained iu Atlanta by the Daughters of tho Confederacy at the coming reunion will bo Mrs. Jefferson Davis, Miss  Davis,-Mrs. Hayes, -.iiss Hayes, the Misses  Hood,, the Misses Loe, Mrs. "Stonewall"  Jackson and Mrs. Gcnoratl Pickett.  Miss Rachel Vrooman, a society belle of  Oakland, Cal., has been admitted to practice law beforo tho supremo court. She  graduated with honors from Hastings  College of Law and is now a fully accredited member of the bar. Her father was  one of the 0most prominent attorneys of  California.  , The collection of autograph letters from  literary persons and others of eminence  received by,the late Kato Field and many  of her own manuscripts have been presented by Lilian Whiting, her'literary ex^  ecutor, to the Boston Public library. The  collection is to bo known as the Kato Field  literary memorial.  Miss Augusta H. Briard served in the  carding room of tho Pacific mill at Law-  rencoville, Mass., continuously for 45  years. F<& 30 years she ;was, under oue  overseer. Sho lived in ono corporation  boarding house for 35 years, during 33 of  which she occupied ono room. She has  earned .enough to maintain her comfortably and will spend tho rest of her days at  Salem with relatives. " ,  BLUNDERED BADLY.  THE SPANISH   CAPTAIN  AND  ROOSI-  VELT'S  ROUGH  RIDERS/  thinking; the Dudes Would Not Fight, the  Dons Resolved to , Brave It Out, and  Thereby Several Came to an-Untimely  End���������Their Leader's Awful Fate.  The Spanish' captain halted hi.s squad  behind the taller mesquito bushes.  "His-s-st!" he said, and naught was  to he heard save theL "asthmatic breathing of a stout Catalonian.  The captain lot his restless little eyes'  foam around the horizon. Back of him.  were the faraway walls of Havana, to  hi:--left wa3 ,the sea, tho blue hills un-  ���������Julated away at his right, and ahead cf  him the long waste of sandy beach  stretched monotonously.'  ���������'His-s-st!" repeated the captain. His  eyes glistened like two beads.  " Hor -r-r semen,"       he'      muttered,  "hor-r-rsemen coming' zees way. One,  two, free,, four, live, seex���������-seex liorsc-"  moil."  ,   Suddenly he chuckled till he shook  again.  THE  MOSQUITO'S SONG.  -How to Catch  HEALTH AND  HYGIENE.  Chickamauga.  The word Chickamauga, liko a great  many other proper names of places in this  country, is of Indian origin. It is said to  be a Cherokee name, signifying "the river  of death," and, according to a legend  which has floated down among tho Indians,  the stream received its name from tho accidental drowning of tho peoplo of a village by a sudden rise attributed to acloud-  burst.  Chickahominy is another, name of similar character, tho Indian word signifying  "turkey lick," or a place whore turkeys  are wont to assemble. Chicopee, the name  of a town in Massachusetts, signifies "tho  placo of birch bark," and Chickngo, or  Choccago, which wo have'corrupted into  Chicago, is variously translated as tho  "playful waters" or the "destitute place."  It has also been interpreted as "the place  of tho wild leek," or polecat plant, and  which of the threo translations is correct  must be left for the antiquarians to settlo  among themselves.���������St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  A quick person always lias the muscles  In good trim. # '   '     >  o Ready obedienco of musclea to will is a  very important thing.  Tho use of the muscles exerts a'notable  Influence upon circulation.- ������,.  ��������� No one neglects bodily exercise to any  degreewithout paving tho way for future  trouble.     '" -   :  Insufficient mastication and food that  disagrees and only tickles thepalafco should  be avoided.  A proper scheme for healthy living  would involve the training of ailthemem-  bors of tho body.  Muscles unused become smaller in size,  flabby and weak. Uso hardens, strengthens and makes them more rcsponsivo to  the will/  Exercise doe3 more than strengthen and  harden muscles. A microscopic examination shows muscles constantly used are the  more healthy.  Tho value of a bodily organ depends  upon its uso. Theoftener it is disintegrated by action and rebuilt by the proper  putting together of tho food stuffs from  tho digestive organs, the more times it is  remade, the better it is.  A large trunk, a good chest, a generous  framework to hold the heart, lungs and  digestive organs greatly promote longevity  and are usually accompanied by a clear,  rosy skin, plenty of blood in the body and  a good supply of vital force.  Athletes who have contracted heart trouble either have not taken their training  judiciously or, having developed a large  heart, neglect thoir athkitic work and are  then visited with troubles which could  havo been avoided by exercise.  "I recognizo them," he snorted. "Zaj  aro zee dudes from' New York���������zee  Knickerbockaire club dudes. Ho, ho,  zees is too good., I read in zee paper how  zay onleest'in zee cavalreb of zee noisy  Teddy Roosevailt, 'but-I deed not expect  to evaire see zeni.-' Ha; ha, ho, ho, look  at zee dudes!" r  '   He rolled iu tho short "grass in a convulsion of mirth'.' -Then ho straightened  , , "We,ve(el be quiet," he said, "until  zee dudes ride close 't67������s:' ������������������ Zen we will,  all jump out queeck and yell 'Ha!' and  ,.when',zee , frightened dudes turn so  queeck to run away wo shoot 'em down.  Carramba, was there evaire such fun?"   ���������  "But, captain, ", said .the shriveled  old sergeant, "suppose they fight?"'  The captain looked."' at" the sergeant  with sovereign contempt: ���������  i  "Dudes do not fight, my friend," ho  said. "Dudes allawaysr-r-ruu. Beside's,  are we not twenty to* seex?'-' Silence!"    ,'  Then nothing was to-be heard save  tho approaching thud-thud of the horses'  hoofs.' -Nearer,and' nearer they came;  nearer,and nearer. .   .:   :  And then~,    ,.,,,/ ?  - "Now!"  shrieked the Spanish' captain. '      ' <      7  Six' minutes later the conflict was  over. Twelve dead Spaniards encumbered the ground, seven live Spaniards were  legging it over tho nearest hills and one  half dead Spaniard, wearing the insignia of a captain/ was on his knees'before the half dozen abhorred dudes. ��������� .  ;  "Mercy, mercy!" he.shrieked.,      >. "'  r ��������� "What shall we do with the infernal  old beg'gah?" inquired the leader. .��������� v  - "We cawn'-t'-kill-Jjihi in cold blood,  ��������� you know, " said one.-  "And we don't want the bo'fchawlof a  prisonah," said another.     ''        '  The eye of- the youngest man brightened. ,  '  "Let's kick him all around _and let  him go," he said.-  . So they kicked  him and lot him go.  ���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  A Madrigal, Not a Warcry  > the Singer.  You can best observe the mosquito in'  action by letting ono settle undisturbed on  the back of your hand and waiting while  sho fills herself with your blood. You can  easily watch her doinjc so with a pocket  lens. Like the old lady in "Pickwick,"  she is soon *' swelling wisibly." She gorges  herself with blood, indeed, which she  straightway digests, assimilates and converts into three hundred eggs. But if  while she is sucking you gently and unobtrusively tighten the skin of your, hand by  clinching your fist hard you will find that  sh^ cannot, any longer withdraw her,man  diules. They are caught fast in your flesh  by their own harpoonlike teeth, and there  she must stop accordingly till you choose  to release her. If you then kill her in tho  usual manner by a smart slap of tho hand,  you will see that she is literally full of  blood, having sucked a good drop of it.  The humming sound itself by which the  mosquito announces her approaching visit  is produced in two distinct manners. Tho  deeper notes which go to mako up her  droning song aro due to the rapid vibration of tho female insect's wings as she  flics, but tho higher and shriller notes' of  tho, complex melody are duo to special  stridulating organs situated like littlo  drums on the openings of tho air tubes.  The curious > mosquito music thus generated by tho littlo drums serves almost  beyond a doubt as a means of attracting  male.mosquitoes, for it is known that the  long hairs on the antennae of tho males  vibrato sympathetically in unison with  the notes of a tuning fork wTithin the  range of the sounds emitted by the female.  In other'wbrds, hair and drums just answer to ono another. v Wo may therefore  reasonably concliido that the female sings  in order to please and attract her wandering mate and that the-antennae of the  male are organs of hearing which catch  ahd^rcspond "to tho -buzzing music sho  pours forth for her lover's ears. A whole  , swarm of gnats can be brought down', indeed, by uttering' the appropriate note of  tho race. You can call them,somewhat as  you can call male glowworms by showing  a light which they mistake for tho female  ���������Strand Magazine.   ���������  A DISGUSTED VOLUNTEER.  HOW MONKEYS ARE CAUGHT.  Why Patriotic Algy Suddenly Succumbed  to That Tired Feeling-.  "I say, Chawlie, old chap, don't you  weally think that ��������� the Smythe girls  carry a joke pretty far sometimes?  Don't you, weally?"  "I don't know, deah. boy. Maybe  they do. What have they been up to  now, old fel?" , >  "Well, I'll tell you, Chawlie. But  you won't mention it at the club or to  the boys?" \   '   '    ' r  "No, deah boy."  " 'Poii honah?"  "'Pon honah!" .  "Well, I was awound to the Smyfehes"  the other evening and just' to scare  Miss Sue, who I f ahncied has been raw-  thor mashed on xne,' doncherknow, ������I  said I'd mado up my mind to enlist. Of  course I didn't weally( mean ifc."   '       * '  "Of course not, old'fel!"   ',    ,  '' Well, the next day Miss Sue sent  me a note pwaising me for my bwavery  and patriotism and begging the pwivi-  lege of sending me my military1 outfit."  4 'Naw !   Good for. -Sue!   But I don't,  see any great joke about'that, Algy."'  "Maybe  you' will when  I tell  you  ' that the outfit she sent consisted of a  toy dwum about as big as a pint cup^a  tin ho'n about  four inches  long and a  bean shootah!" < ^ '  "   "Naw!"      ,    ,     ���������   >  ��������� "Fact!"        , ^       ,./      '  "Hanged t if that wasnifc' deuced  rough!"-     '<":;*:*���������  ^  ,*u^.4j  "Hanged if it wasn't!'" But 'you'll  keep mum about it?" -*-<*-\-> v r  "Aw, yes." ' " . ������������������ 7 ���������   '.   -> -,*���������  ' " 'Pon honah?"   , , ��������� /     ' f.; ,  1  >_  iJ  'Pon honah!"-  -Detroit Free Press.'  ���������1   ' 1    *        .   ti-S- 1\'i ,  . -.* l> "  ORCHARD AND GARDEN.  is much improved  by  The quality of fruit  by severe trimming.  "Value a tree or i^lant not so much  what it cost as by what it produces.  Soil and' location havo a decided influence on variety and quality of fruits.  Long, straight rows in tho garden aro  easily cultivated and kept free from weeds.  Bo sure to select varieties thafcaro known  to do well in your .own particular locality.  With all kinds of fruit in market tho  demand is for quality rather than quantity.  By keeping the soil firm and mellow  you mako the plant food available so it  can be used by the plants.  In transplanting trees, pruning1- is required by them to compensate for what  they lose in moving, but the pruning  should not bo too severe.^  It is only in exceptional cases that it is  best to fill up an old orchard with young  trees. Inmost cases the soil is moro or  less exhausted. Better start a new orchard.  While thorough cultivation is necessary  in the orchard and sin'all fruit plot, there  is no advantage in cultivating deep; cultivate shallow, but thorough.���������Exchange.  Not Dp to Date.  "Lost his place as war correspondent  for The Daily "Whoop, I understand?"  "Yes. I, believe the reason assigned  was that he was not up to date in his  methods. You see, be'gotholdof a good  piece of news, and in writing it out he  failed to devote 4,000 or.5,000 words to  telling how he gob it before slating  what it was. On the contrary, he gave  the news first.''���������Chicago Post.,  Sweet Girl!  'you' think  the war will  upon the price of can  did.  '    Mabel���������Do  ' have any effect  dies?  v    Jack���������Wouldn' fc be surprised if i  They say every thing '11 go up.  Mabel���������Then why  don't you get  'suDDlynow?���������Chicago News.  Modified Tactics.  "Haven't you anything to send to  the newspapers?'' inquired' iviiehtenant  in one pf General Blanco's troop of  rough typewriters. ! \  "Well," was the thoughtful reply,  "I havo several suggestions that I'd like  to get past '���������he blockade for insertion in  tho .'help wanted' columns. "���������-Washington Star.  One of the Peculiar Methods Adopted by  the Natives.  In capturing monkeys it is said that  their curiosity is tho thing that makes  them an easy prey. Nearly all of the mon-  ., keys that \ye see in this country come,from  Gornona, a littlo village situated a short  distance from tho Panama railroad.,  The, inhabitants of this district are  "mostly native negroes, for few white men  ��������� could bcar^thc climate. The whole region  is marshy and covered with tropical vegetation. At night there arises a thick vapor  laden with fever, which hangs over the  woods like a cloud.  W .This region of  woods isrthe��������� paradise of  the monkeys.'    They travel in troops, led  'by* ah older monkey.    When the people roj,  ceivo   information, that   the   "traveling  monkey, troops" are near the village, they  go to the woods iu crowds to chase them.  ^    Their- plan  is very simple.    They cut a  hole in a cocbanut largo enough for a'  monkey's paw to enter. .  Tho nut is then  'hollowed  out,   and a'picco of   sugar  is  ���������placed in it.  A piece of string is then fastened to it, and it  is placed  in tho road of  tho approaching monkeys.  It is well knowTn that monkeys are very  inquisitive. When they seo tho cocoanut  in the grass, they hurry to examine it. It  does not take them long to find out that  the inner part contains a piece of sugar.  One of the boldest and greediest sticks a  paw into the nut to get the sugar and  grasps it as firmly as he can. But his fist  is so large that he cannot draw it out of  the holo again with the sugar, to which he  holds fast, cost what it may.  The natives now pull the string until  nut and monkey arrive in the vicinity of  thoir ambuscade. In the meantime the  other monkeys wonder what is the matter  with their comrade. They hurry to see  where he is being pulled to with his paw  in tho cocoanut. They crowd around him,  chattering and gesticulating, and the natives, who have a large net ready, cast it  over them, and beforo they know it all are  prisoners. They are sold to the employees  of tho Panama railroad and reach the  North American markets through commercial dealers.���������Philadelphia Times.  Why He Holds Back.  "Why haven't you enlisted, John?"  she asked. .   ������,, -, ,   ,     >     ',  "Mary, "he replied, "I wouldVhave  done it long ago if L could have^ satined myself <���������    one point." '' v 7 '  ���������    "What is that?"' she inquired.1-' :-:* <'  "If I had any assurance thlit no inducements ^would be offered for ^bicyclists, I would have5 juinped'at "the  chance, but I've been fearful that, just  as soon as I enlisted I would learn that  they were organizing "bicycle corps' and  taking them to the front/and- I never  could be happy again if I thought I had  missed the only occasion Whenlwalking  might be comparatively pleasurable!"  ���������Chicago Post. - -* xA    v ,J f-;.:%';~  -  Weary Haggles���������De first t'ing dose  Spaniards do will be to land at Coney  Island.  Tattered Tom���������What damage cim dey  do dere?  Weary Haggles���������A whole ' lot. v 'Dey  can shoot deshoota.���������New York World.  Or to Give Them a Llint.  "Why is it that prima donnas always  sing'Home, Sweet Homo,'for an encore?" .  "That's to show their gratitude. In  return for tho applause they naturally  want to give the people something they  can understand. "���������Chicago News.  The Widow's Well Trained Child.  Mr. Simper (to child of the house)���������  VUomo and kiss mo, Dolly.  DolJy (bashfully)���������You do ifc, mamma.���������Pepper Box.  FOREIGN  STAGE  GLINTS.  It Waa AH Richt.  And Nobody Believes Him.  ��������� After a man quits a job he tells around  that it was necessary to hire three men  to do his work.���������Atchison Globe.  J.f She Loves Kim, She'll Raise It.  One  of the unsatisfactory things of  world   is . kissing   a  pretty  girl  through a veil.���������Chicago News.  this  Unmistakable Sign.  "How can I tell Mr. Stuffly when ho  calls to look at the house, Tommy?''  "He has an incandescent nose. "���������Detroit Free Press.  The Stamp of Virtue.  "Each one to his post," the stamp  said, in recognition of his attachment  to the letter, and he stuck to ifc.���������Judv.  Next.  It is said that tho emperor of China  sat up all one night to hear the reading  of Li Hung Chang's report of his travels  round tho world. Considering that it  was all lii's, this report seems to have  received undue attention.���������New York  Truth.  Br'er Johnsing ��������� Heah, wh.atcher  steal in mah chickings fo'?  Br'er Jackson ������������������ Ain't steal in dem.  Deyze Spanish game chickings, an dere-  foro pris'ners obwar.���������New York Journal.  There Was. >  "I thought I heaixl a sound as of  heavy firing,'' remarked the occupant  of room No. 1,53-1, stepping out into the  corridor.  "That's exactly what you did hear,"  replied the janitor. "I have just been  kicking a 200 pound loafer down tha  stairway.''���������Chicago Tribune.  According to statistics lately made by a  French doctor, there are fewer drunkards  among the hairdressers and butchers of  Paris than among any other classes in  that city. Fairly sober also are the tailors,  precious stone cutters, electricians, uphol-  sterors, laundrymen and gendarmes.  Window plants in Germany are often  watered with cold tea or coffee. Tho effects are said to be beneficial.  M. Paul Legrand, once so celebrated  as Pierrot, has died at the age of 82:  Henry Arthur Jones' new comedy, it  is said, in its general character will bo  akin to "The Liars." <       ,  The emperor of Austria" has conferred  the title of royal imperial chamber sing-  3r on Mme. Lilli Lchmann.   ���������  An adaptation by M. Pierre Berton  Df Mr. Pinero's comedy, ."The Magistrate, '' has been pro'duced in Paris at  the Theater de Cluny.  "My Innocent Boy" is tho name of a  new comedy, written by Georgo R.  Sims and Leonard Mfitfrick, which is  likely to be seen soon in London at the  Royalty theater.  Henri Marteau is expegted this week  in Paris. ,He expects to filay in Russia,  Hungary and Austria during the coming  season and to return to the United  States next spring.  Massenet, tho French composer, has  been in Milan to supervise the last rehearsals thereof his "Sappho,',' leaving  the last reiiearsals of his "Thais" at the  Grand Opera in Paris.-      .-; v  Rev. Leighton Leigh, the English curate who has abandoned his pulpit to go  on the stage, says he. did so because-it  was impossible to maintain himself and  family on $12'a.week..  Wilson Barrett, the famous actor,  has been touring Australia and has met  with great success, though he has frequently had to play when the thermometer registered 100 in the shade.   -.*  Apropos of "The Conquerors" William Archer writes, "Mr.. Potter is a  playwright of small talent and no  taste."- What tho play lacks, he goes on  to say, beyond everything else is intel-  -' c  t .14  4 I U  " I    1   If  It  f- ,1,     !  <    i    *  f  1 *  x   A"  4 ' ),-"*  V  c<: At'  '.    1'. -      "���������  > v  7 "���������T !  '  -ew.iJLa1  .'i ���������"  WMI'MMII  Qymberland,   B. C,  ii$u������d    Every   Tuesday  Saturday.  M. Whjtney, Editor.  VERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION  IN   ADVANCE.  &.nd  haps Borne rope will be   given  her , QQRPO RATIO N  OF  RATB3 OF ADVERTISING*  0P������ mh per year, once*weefc Jj?.oo  , h    h    *nWnth,    "     "    -   ,'5������'  Local notjpe per line ���������"  for both <������������������ o������*H^-F ^dW������������ai.  OtfE VEA^,' by  mail  PE������ MONTH by carrier  SINGLE    CQPY     Five  $3,00  ���������n  Cents.  fTAdyertifeFf WHO w**% ������*"** ������d  Ranged,   |fc9l*ld get. copy in   by  19 *m.. fcwr *efore issue'  Notices!   Qf  ^nhs,. Marriages, and  Deith?,  So cei|J������������������ each i������sertip������f  No /V^jtrtismpnt inssrtPd for less than  i a cents.  *   Fersws failing to get Th* !������*������!���������������.  ' Per.pi,. having any Jf"^/-!^?  JtKVS wif| please call at the pfljce or  rite,  ..   _   When writing communications to  ihiTpaper, WRITE ON ONE SIDE   0NJ,Y0f  pap^rused.    Printers do not turn copy.  SATURDAY. NOV, 5th,   1898  Atlin City is the coming town of  pprth British Columbia, and thith-  9r gold seekers will mostly go in  February.' There is plenty of grass  for stock tjierp, g&me in tl*e woods,  Mi ill the-water,, ar^ from three to  ftve feet of 4iggi������g ^ ***   the  A n*sty article appears ift the  Paily Province of Nov. 1st, attacking Qapt-Owens of the steamer Qity  of Nanaimo, From wfcat we c^n  learn no cre4enpe should be placed  in it, |Bq far as we know Gapt.  Owens baa proved himself a gentleman, an4 baa filled his pqsitipn  aatisfaptoriiy. Tbe article said  l������be W been discharged by the  pompai*yf" This was palpably  false, as he was in charge of the  Gity of Nanaimo on its last trip,  ���������free the article, was published.  Capt, Owen������ will not ������llow the  matter to rest, but will meet his  a.po>i*e?B to court. Newspaper Jrir  are. npt British fair play.  to enable her to avoid humiliation,  but that is all.     Bluster   will   not  carry, and nothing valuable to   us  will be given  away   i������t   what   we  have a clear right to,    The danger  of an armed conflict lies in thejcon-  dition of France, which may   pre-  fer a foreign war to a revolution at  home.     England   is   united,   and  Salisbury speaks with the  voice of  the nation,    Prance on the contrary is torn with internal dissentions  and her statesmen and press are divided in opinion.    The   clouds   of  war have teen hovering in the European horizon for a long time,  and  the struggle if it cannot be avoided,  may as well be entered upon   now.  The constant fear of war   is   about  .as bad as such, a  calamity   itself.  It will be principally upon the sea,  and there British   superiority   will  manifest itself.        J  Fortunately Germany is friendly  and so is America, and Britain cannot therefore at present be said to  be isolated. , Danger will only  draw those of Saxon blood together, and once united, they   will   be  invincible.  THE CITY OF  CUMBERLAND,  LOCAL BRIEFS.  this  Mrs.   Robert   Robertson returned  week-from Victoria.  J. J. McKim camo up ou the City of Na-'  ntimo on Wednesday, and went over to Co-  mox.    He will visit here (or   a   couple   of  weeks.  The "cave" in Wellington is beinR rapid*  ly filled up and no more trouble will be experienced from it.  Mra. J. Mathews, who has been visiting  Mrs. T. Bryant, will return to Union on  Wednesday.���������Wellington Enterprise.    ���������  R. JCenny, one of the most popular salesmen in Simon Leiser's, has been very ill.  We are hopeful of seeing Mr. Kenny out  very aeon.  N. P. bougan, for several months telegraph operator here, left yesterday morning for home. Mr. A. H. Peacey will have  charge of the office now.  We have received information that Tommy Hudson has received the appointment  of telegraph repairer, and we suppose will  at once enter upon his duties.  Mr. A. H. Peacey returned with his bride  on the steamer City of Nanaimo. They  have gone to housekeeping in their neat cottage on Penrith Avenue, near Aid. Kilpat-  rick'a.    Congratulations.  Ed Woods, who went to the Klondike a  few months ago, was about the firBt person  seen; as the steamer hove in sight Wednesday. He looks as though his Klondike ex-  perience agreed with him.  Scavenger By-Law  1888-  Section I. The City Council may grant  a license to, or employ any person, company or corporation, for cleaning and removing the contents of any privy vaults,  sinks, or private drains, and every person,  company, or corporation engaged in such  business shall be deemed a night scavenger  within the meaning of this by-law.  Sec. JI.    No person, company,   or   corporation   shall,   within   the   oity,   empty,  clean, or remove the contents of any  privy  vault, sink, or private drain or cesspool,   or  reservoir into whioh a   privy  vault,   water  closet, stable, or sink drain is drained, without first having obtained a license or being  employed by the city so to do.  ,     Sec. III.    Every   person,   company,   or  corporation applying for a license   as   night  scavenger, shall, if his application   be   accepted, pay a license fee of five dollars   for  every six.months and execute a bond in the  penal sum of two hundred   dollars,   ($200)  withtwosuretiesto.be   approved   by   the  City Council, conditioned that the said scavenger will comply with the, provisions, of  this by-law, and every by-law which may be  hereafter passed by the City council   touching their said employment, and   will   also  oomplywith and obey   orders,   directions  and regulations of the Health Officer.    Provided that such license be not granted   until the Health Officer id   satisfied   that   the  applicant is provided with   the   necessary  appliances for carrying on scavenging in ac-  cordance with this by-law.  Sjec. IV. Nothing in this by-law shall  be considered to mean or be held to make  it obligatory on the city to grant any license  to night or day scavengers; but the City  Council may at its discretion employ all its  night or day scavengers.  Src. V. The cleaning, emptying or removing of the contents of any pi ivy vault,  sink, or private drain shall be ^done in an  inoffensive manner, and auy. scavenger, hav  ing begun any such scavenger work   shall,  T������P WAR CRISIS,  |f Great Britain has, really, as  t^e despatches say, determined to  aztenda protepfcrate oyer Egypt  ftn4 cpnsi4ers the JTashqfla district  ft preserve of Egypt, this may be  token aa ,m emphatic pnnounper  jjjent tq tfae wprl4 that the Egyp  t|an question is settled, and that  tbeppberppf British influence in  Africa wiU be maintained.  WiU FraRpe resort to the test of  War m a matter iu whiph she is  elearjy in the wrong? Russia  might tb*QW the weight of her in-  flueupe with'th^t country j but as  $be Qgar is a m^U of peace, it is  doubtful jf she use her guns.  Baron 4e Courcel says France  W&nt������ m outlet to thp Nile.     Per-  IN THE MATTER OF THE TRAMWAY  INCORPORATION  ACT AND  AMENDING ACT.  NOTICE ia hereby given that we, the  undersigned, desire to form a Company un-  der the name of "Tho Hardy Bay Tramway Company, Limited," for the purpose of  building, equipping, maintaining a*d operating a single or . double track tramway,  beginning at a poiut on Hardy Bay, in Rupert District, Vancouver's Island, in the  Province of British Columbia, thence in a  southwesterly direction by the most practical aud feasible route to the most convenient  point on Coal Harbor, Quatsino Sound, in  the said Rupert District, and with power to  build, equip, construct, operate and maintain branch lines in connection therewith;  and also for .the purpose of building, con-  atructing, equipping, maintaining and operating a telephone or telegraph line or lines in  connection with the said Tramway and  branch lines.  Dated at the City of   Victoria,   this. 17th  day of October, 1898.  Wm. JENSEN,  ml022d L.GOODACRE.  Upon a smooth banana peel,  A deacon chanced tp tre^d,  And here's a brief,  shp.rth.and report���������  *!*_!t**!+ ��������� t * ��������� "  Qf what the deacon said.  without any interruption or delay, finish  the same, and shall in every instance leave  the privy vaults, sinks, or private drains in  as goodjeondition upon the outside as when  the work was undertaken.  Sec. VI. The Health Officer shall have  power to enter upon any premises and examine any vault, sink, privy, or private  drain.  Sec. VII. The contants of private  drains, privy vaults, or sinks so removed by  any scavenger shall be conveyed in watertight tanks or vessels, of such pattern and  description as may fr..in time to time be approved by the Health Officer, and shall be  disposed of in Buch a manner, under the direction of the Health Officer, as to cause no  offence; and tanks or ^vessels shall be  kept clean and inoffensive when not in actual use.  Sec. VIII. When requested, a licensed  scavenger shall cleanse or empty any vault,  sink, or private drain, or privy, and remove any and all nuisances.  Sec. IX. No privy vault, sink, or private drain shall be opened, nor the contents  thereof disturbed or removed between the  hours of 6 o'clock a. m. and 11 oclpck p. m.  of any day, nor ahall the contents thereof  be deposited or buried within the city limits: Any person violating any provisions of  this section shall he subject to the penalties  hereinafter prescribed.  Sec X. Licensod night scavengers shall  receive for each cubic foot of the contents  removed from any privy vault, sink, private  drain or cesspool by them gleaned out or re-  moved a sum not to   exceed ?5   cents   per  oubic foot.  Sec. XI. Whenever it shall become ne.  cessary to empty any privy or privies or re.  move any night soil from any premises with  in the city or on cleaning yards, cellars,  back kitehens or other premises whatsoever  if any impure or offensive odor should exist,  chloride of lime, unslacked linae, nitrate of  lead, potash or common salt should be used  by the person or persons emptying such  privy or privies or removing such night  soil from such premises as shall render the  effluvia as inoffensive as possible.  Sec. XII. The City Council shall have  power to license or employ from time to  time as many persons, upon such terms and  with such conveyance and appliances as  they may deem necessary for the removal of  garbage, offal, swill, and ashes.  Sec. XIJI. Every ' person so licensed  shall be deemed a day scavenger, and shall  at all times be subject to the rules and regulations of the Health Officer and the by-  laws of the city and shall pay a similar fee  and provide like bonds as provided in clause  three of this by-law, provided however, that  one scavenger license shall permit any permit any person to carry on the work of  both night and day scavenger without extra J  fee.  , Sec. XIV. Any cart, waggon, or other  vehicle, used or intended to be used for the  purpose of conveying swill, offal or garbage  shall be perfectly tight and covered so as  to prevent the contents thereof from leak- <  ing and spilling, and shall be of such pattern and description as may from time to  time be approved by the Health Officer;  and such cart, wat������gon, or other . vehicle,  when not in use, shall not be allowed to  stand in any highway or street, lane, alley,  public place, or square.  Sec. XV. That the fees to be charged  by day scavengers for any matter or thing  allowed to be dumped or deposited by the  scavenger - or , scavengers licensed by  the city within the limits of the city, shall  be a gum not to exceed one dollar ($1.00) forv  a full load, and 75 cents for a half load or  less than a half load, for a double team and  half suchjrates for one horse load; and any  charges in excess of those, so made shall be  considered abreach of this by-law.  Sec. XVI. Licenses of day and night  scavengers ahall be held by them subject to  their observing and faithfully, performing  the conditions contained in this by-law and  the regulations that may from %iine to time  be imposed by the Health Officer, and , in  case ot non observance of any of the,said con  ditions and regulations, the said license may  at any time be summarily revoked land can  celled by the City Council.  Sec. XVII. For any and evory violation  of the provisions of this by-law, a penalty  of not excet ding one hundred dollars ($100)  may be imposed by the Police Magistrate,  or any two Justices of the Peace having jurisdiction over offences against the by-laws  of the City of Cumberland, convicting, aud  in default of payment of said penalty and  costs, the offender may be committed to the  common gaol or look up, there to be imprisoned for any time not exceeding 30 days.  Sec. XVIII.    This by-law may  be  cited  for all purposes as scavenger by-law of 189S.  Read the 1st time, July 12, 1898.  ������     2nd    "    Sept. 23, 1898.  ������     3rd    "        "     " 1898-  Reconsidered, and finally passed   October  28, 1898. Signed  LEWIS MOUNCE, Mayor.  LAWRENCE W. NUNNS,  City Clkbk.  Gordon Murdock,  Third St        Union, B.C.  BiACKSM ITH IN G  in all its branches,  .  and Wagons neatly Repaired,  Milk,    .  Eggs,  Veyetables.  Having secured the Hanigan ranch,  1   am, prepared   to  deliver    aily"  pure  fresh milk,  fresh, eggs, and.  vegetables, in Union arid Cumber-*  land,    A   share   of patronage   is.  ,'.  solicited.  JAMES REIP.  YARWOOD  &   YOUNG,  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Cerner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  BtiANOii Ofkioe, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C. '    '  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday  of  each mouth and remain ten days.  HARRISON P.. MILLARD,  PhysVcian,    Surgeon   and   Accoucueuk,   "  Offices: Willard Block, Cumberland  " Courtenay. House, Courtenay.  flours of Consultation:   Cumberland, 10 to   v  12 a. m. Tuesdays'<��������� and Fridays.  Courtenay, 7 to 9       c,   .  '     A. M. AND r. M.  WANTED.  Industrious man of character to travd and  appoint agents. ' Salary and expenses paid.  BRADLEY-GARRETSON,   CO.,  Limited.  1 Toronto.  o  AGENTS. ��������� <:' ;  Book business is better than for' year*  past; rdso have better and faster . s lling;  hooks. Agents clearing from $10 to $40  weekly. A few leaders are:���������"Queen Victoria,", "Life of Mr. Gladstone," *������Mr  Mother's Bible - S6->ne.������," ��������� "Progressive  Speaker," "Klondike; Gold^ fields,..' "Wo?  man," "Glimpses oc the unseen," ���������*Break-i  faat, Dinuer and Mippei."    Books on time.:  BRADLEY-GABRETSON COMPANY,  Limited,  TORONTO;  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar  roctor.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening;  Ep'worth League meets at the close of  evening service. Sunday School at 2 -.30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor. ,  ST GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.-Services atn a.uvand  7P m. Sunday School at.2:30. Y. 1.  S C E. meets al the close of. evening  service.    Rev. W. C  Dodds, pastor.  AGENTS.  The war with Spain   is   over.    We   have  the most complete history published. Our  book contains about 700 pages, over 100 illustrations, and is so cheap it i-ells on sight.  Acents coining money with it the last few  days. Write quick for information.  BRADLEY-GARRETSON CO.,  Limited,  Toronto,  AGENTS.  I am just starting the best thing for mon-������  ey-making  you have seen for many  a day.  Your name and address will bring the gold?  en information  T. H. L1NSC0TT, Toronto.  *��������� w  WANTED���������A tenant for the corner  shop, next City Hall. Enquir at NEWS  Office.  COICOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. LTJCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  .    BAKERY, Comox, B. &  COUKTENAY  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,    A.  Galium, Proprietor.  RIVERSIDE  HOTEL,   J.  J  Proprietor. ���������  GEORGE    B.    LEIGHTON,     Blacl*  smitla and Carriage Maker.  H.   Mc-  Qrant,.  COME TO  Tine News Office  with    your  printing. Reasonable prices prevail  Guessing or knowing shoes.  The difference between buying  a pair of " Slater Shoes " and a  pair of common  shoes, is just  the difference represented, in a,  sealed letter and an opened one  ���������with a responsible signature.  The sealed letter may contain .  a large cheque, or a bailiff's .notice.    The  opened letter���������well you know just-what it is.      ^^-^  The common shoes may be good ones under tbe finish  but how do you know? ,.-,.*������ ^���������,*w  " Slater Shoes '' bear a pedigree tag which tefls exactly  the leather they're of, its wear, pecularitiea; or lautta.  Goodyear Welted.    $3.50, $4.50 atld *5.5o per-pair.  THE SLATER SHOE."  m  mw  Simon  Leiser, boie Local  Agent,

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