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The News 1898-11-26

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 We  TOU3  JOB PRINTING. ; [  Give us a. Trial,   we  do Good Work at    *  REASONABLE  PRICES:  '���������*     il A   '  SIXTH YEAR,  -_-  CUMBERLAND, B C SATURDAY NOV. 26th., r8o8  Ispimalt 1 _a_a_no. Hy.  8*>������i  unship City  of   Nanaimo will   sail as  ���������lowa. calling at way  ports a? freight and  engt-rs may offer.  ���������ave Victoria Cor Nanaimo  ', -,        Tuesday 7 a.m.  Nanaimo for Comox,  .    Wednesday 7 a.m.  Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8,a.m  Nanaimo for Victoria,,  , Saturday 7 a.m. t  FOR Freight'' tickets  and State-'  )ms apply on board,  GEO. L   COURTNEY,  ' Traffice Manager.,  < <  ������i  .H.FE  LEADING   BARBER  knd  a?A_^i_b_____^_yrxsT  Keeps a  LaTge   Stock  of Fire  Arm's,   Arriuni-'   ���������.  tion    and ', S p,o r t i n g  Goods , of  all   descriptions.       t !  ICumberiJand,   . BL  C.  0 A large and choice consignment of Mantles  and Trimmed Millinery has just been received  and must be sold. *   . r       '  Nearly all day Thanksgiving Day we  were  busy unpacking new goods.  _  Our trimmed millinery is just from hands of  skillful milliners well-known   for . their artistic  o ,  taste. ;  ' We feel sure our prices are right and that  inspection before buying elsewhere will give  satisfaction. '    ���������    ' f    ���������  ���������  *a_*__sgegg_sgs������sgs_3  The   same might be saidof our  - consignment of Ladies' and  Children's' coats and capes.  Our line of Children's oiiter garments and dresses are   su-  r  perb   without excception.  DYKE &.,EVANS  .: Music Dealers  VANCOUVER,   o-���������  Miners    new  > bargains.  fo_t   wear    are  Ladies will find splendid dress  skirts and under-skirts for  the money.      ,   ,-  See   Ladies' Suits complete   at  ridiculously low pricss.  WE   MEAN   WHAT* WE   SAY  AND ADVERTISE HONESTLY  B.   c.  ,     SOLE AGENTS:  '     t       K '  > "-<  Karn Pianos  Echo Banjos  Washburn Guitars  ....^and   Mandolins  Organs, etc.  SEND  FOR CATALOGUE.  PURE MILK.  Delivered daily by us in Cumberland  and Union.    Give us a trial.  HUGH GRANT ��������� SOlM.  ' j. ir* __vd:o3L_E_<bz_:  r  General    Teaming       Powder  m Oil,   Etc.,  Hauled.    Wood  in Blocks Furnished���������  SCAVENGER WORK DONE  _______���������.^������������������__���������_ I   l|l ������_������P_���������iv  J,. A. Ca^thew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER,  CUMBERLAND,  B. C.  I am agent  for the  following  reliable  companies:  The Royal Insurance Company.  The London and Lancashire.  ���������Ja-jces Abrams.  WORLD-WIPE CIRCULATION_.\  Weekly; Illustrat  iNDtSPENSABLETO ___LN_j.g__)j__  1 THREE ������0_LARS -PES YEAR, ������0S ___!_���������. -  SAMPLE COPIES FREE.  _G  SCI  _iC  a&OO.  ,220 M/-9:���������������������- ?-T..     R-AM  FiAwcisco, Cal. 4  . .../���������- -..^*^i-**t*..'.j  "WANTED���������A tenant for   the   corner  -shop, next Ci,ty Hali.   Enquir  at News  'Office.  Notice .---All person having hooks belonging te������ the locat provincial library are  requested to return them at once so tha.t report can be made and the library bo ex-  rchauged for another.  " NOTICE    :  " -'   ,  -���������. ' -~   .-  Notioj-" is hereby g-ven  that, an application will bo mfid������*t.o t.h������' Legislative As--ein-  Irly ������f the prov tree  ;>f  British   Colue-ibia at  Us next session for an   act   to   incorporate a  com parry with, power  to   construct,   equip,  operate by any kind or hinds of motive power, -and  maintain   a single or double  t^ack  tramway   or   eithor a s _������da:d   or  narrow  g'uige railway, for the purpose of conveying  uassengers aud goods, including all kinds of  merchaudi-.e, beginning at a point on  Taku  Arm, in the District of, in the Province of British Columbia, near where ihe v. a-  ters of the Atlmtoo River  join those of the  said Taku Arm;, thence  along  the valley of  the  aai-l  Atlintoo  River,   on  the northern  side of said river, to a convenient point near  where the said Atlintoo River flows from Atlin Jjake, iu the sairl district of Cassiar, with  power to construct, equip, operate and maintain branch  lines anil all necessary   roads,  bridges, ways, ferries, hteamboafcs, wharves,  docks and coal bunkers; and with power to  build, own, equip, operate ami maintain telegraph and   telephone   lines in   connection  with the e-aid tramway or railway, or   branches of either, and with   power to   extend,  build, own, equip, operate and maintain the  said telegraph and telephone Hoes across Atlin Lake: thence   along the   valley   of Pine  Creek to a point at or near the outlet of Sur  prise Lake, in the said district,   with power  to coaatruct, equip, operate   and   maintain  brinch lines iu connection with the saiei telegraph and telephone line: and to build aud  operate all kind.* of plant for the purpose of  supplying  light,   heat,   electricity,   or  any  kind of motive power, and with power to ex  propriate lands for the purposes ol  the company, ami to acquire land-3,   bor-u.-<<js,   privi-  'si'efc or other airly from any governmfufc, persons or boeH-s corporate, and to make traitic  or othe.-r  arrangomont-i with railway  steamboat or other com;.auies or other persona aud  with power to build wagon roads anei  trai s  to be used in the  construction  of  the '---aid  works, and in advance of' the same,   and to  levy and collect tolls trom the partes using  aud on ������ll freight or goods passing over any  of such lines, roads or   traits   built   by the  company, whether buiit* before  or after the  conatruciion of the traaiway, railway, telegraph ot- telephone lines, and with all  other  usual, necessary or incidental rights, powers  or priviiegoa a_.may be necoesary or incidental or ereniduc-vci tn the   ur.tainmcut   ot  the  above objery.d or any of them.  Date,;! at Victoria.- B. 0., this  4th day of  November, 1S9S.  J. P. Walls,  Solicitor for Applicants  notice;  IN    THE     SUPREME     COURT     OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  In the matter of the ������state of Alexander  Joseph Mellado, deceased, intestate  All .persons indebted to or having any  claims againBt this estate are required to  pay the amount of their indebtedness and  send particulars of their c-Saims, duly  verified on or before the Gth day of December 1S9S to the administrator, Mr. Bruno  Mellado, of Cumberland, B. C.  LOUIS P. ECKSTEIN.  Solicitor for the Administrator.  Datee-3 November 3rd, 1S9S.  ; Piano' Lessons.'  . -,.  ���������*��������� cj  ���������' Mrs. W. B. Anderson is prepared  to give-pianoforte lessons , at her  house, or at the houses' of pupils.  Ternib moderate. ' ,  c  Apply   at   resilience,   corner   of  WindermCre Ave., and Firs I Street  Dissolution of. Partneeship.  We, the undersigned, members  of the firm carrying on business as  druggists in the City of Cumberland, B. C. under the style of A. H.  Peacey & Co. do hereby certify that  the said partnership was on the  11th day of November 1898, dissolved by mutual consent. All indebtedness to the late firm will be  paid to A. H. Peacey, who will pay  all accounts against it. He will  carry on the business of druggist in  the old stand.   '  A. H. PEACEY  ROBT. LAWRENCE  LATEST BT.flil  BLOOD AND POLITICS.  Yokohama, Nov. 23.���������T-here- has been  street righting among the political parties  at Seoul in, Corea.' On one side 32 persons were killed,,and further bloodshed  is feared. Japanese government has  been asked to send troops to preserve  peace.  BRISK SHIPPING.    .  Nanaimo, Nov." 23.���������Shipping has  never been as brisk before. The]| tonnage in Nanaimo harbor yesterday was  27,000  JAPS STARVING.  ,   Tacoma, Wn. Nov.  23.���������Late  advices  from Japan state that one thousand or  more fishermen living in the north end  of " Japan, ,are starving; some have  nothing to eat while others* are '��������� existing  on rats and herrings; ',.  MUIRA MURDER'CASE.  , Nanaimo, Nov. -23.---The murder case  against O. Muiia, a Japanese, accused of  murder of a fellow countryman at Cumberland, was opened to-day. The grand  jury brought -a true bill against him.  The case will be .finished to-night and  result wired to-morrow.^uiamKVommuawBmuiwrmnmmmmao^moMmmowmowmomommowmom^mi  Slevernson _ Co's Cl_thi������g can't  be  beat at the prices.  BLANCO RESIGNS.  i ������ '  , Madrid, Nov. 23.���������Official Gazette to-  day'pubhshes the decree accepting the  resignation ot Marshall Blanco as Capt.  General of Cuba. *        ^ ,  VICTIMS.OF EXPLOSION ���������'     -  - '" -IMPROVING.  Nanaimo,'   Nov.-  23.���������Mr.���������   Morgan  Harris, who was injured in the recent ex-  - plosicn, was able to be out to-day'.     The  other injured are speedily recovering.  THEATER   BURNED.  San Francisco, Nov.   _3.���������The   Bald  win theater   was   burned   here* to-night.  Twc peisons were burned to death.    The  ,building is said to be a total wreck.  SHARKEY WINS ON A FOUL.    -  New York, Nov. 23.���������The Sharkey-  Corbett fight took place here last night  before ten thousand people. Sharkey  won in the ninth round through a foul on  Corbett, which was caused by McVey,  one of Corbett's seconds, jumping fnto  tbe ring and attempting to separate the  men. The tight was given to Sharkey  on these grounds.  THE CORBETT���������SHARKEY FIGHT  New York. 25.���������It is generally belevn.  ed by unprejudiced spqnjng - men that  McVey deliberately entered)' the 'ring to  save Corbett from a" knock out. The  Californian cbuid not have lasted much  longer.    Bets were declared off. ;  GOV'T MEMBER .RESIGNS      ' l  Allan VV.1 Neil the member , elected  in Alberni District has resigned on. account of his having violated the law by  working his team on the road for pay.  0. MUIRA CONVICTED.     ",.       '  Nanaimo, Nov. 25.���������In the case of O,  Muira, Japanese murderer case, the jury  returned with verdict of manslaughter, tho  prisoner was sentenced to life imprisonment.  PROTECTION ISLAND SHAFT  1 ACCIDENT.  Nanaimo, Nov. 25.���������E. Parker,' a miner  employed in the Protection Island shaft wa  Beriously injured ia the hack, by   ft fell ,qf  coal.    / - ' '  - ,c  mm  JL'  istaiie  not  to use Lambert's Syrup  of Douglas Pin. for that racking cough.  Its    efficacious ���������    n   Caughs,  Colds, and La Grippe.  Your Druggist has it.  Popular price of 25 cents a  bottle. ,  t_-_;r3_cirnfttfKT  See our Choice Dress Goods at moder-  a'e prices.   Stevenson & Co  WHARF    BUDGET.  Nov. 23.���������This is one of the clearest,  brightest days, but evidently above the  frost line. The gulf seems just buoyant  -- a ^ocd sailing breeze.  The Glory of'.he Seas is in���������loading.  As Capt. Fietman went up the side  Lidd-er, (I suppose he has anothe-r name  ior it), he seemed as spr-ghtly as the  yiungest man present, ...uWhen was the  last time you went up that mast?'' said I,  pointing to the tallest one, "Oh, some 20  or 25   years ago," he  replied;."bat then  if there  was  any  exclaimed,  and I  CONCERT.  Ihe concert in aid of Trinty .Chareh'will,',.'  take place Tuesday evening at Cumberland  Hall, commencing at 8 o'clock sharp. ' f-d  admission is only 25 cent, audit will furnish  a most enjoyable evening,, Here is the '     "   "  rROGRAJpp; '" *-. _  Piano aolo.    The girl I left behind me,   -  Mrs. Cicero Westwood.  Say au revoir but not good bye. '  Mrs. T. Dangerheld.  Song.   In old Madrid.    Wm. Moore. - *'  Orchestral.   * Selection.    Flute, W. B.  Anderson; guitar,,O. H. Fechnor; banjo, C.Segrave; 1st mandolin, Mr. Jones;  2d mandolin. Jno. -Kemp.  Song.   BeberttToi (J>uo   J'aime ,,*'.-  , Miss S. H. Bertram.  Piano duet., Selection.  The. Misses B,< i  and V. Bate. ,    '       '    ," '  Patriotic.    Fair Canada.e J. M- Depew  Song.   The blind girl to her harp.  Miss A. Chambers     ,'  PART 11, *���������'��������� - '    ^  Crraphophone.   '.Selections. .Banjo ,eo%  los, full band, etc.  Song.,    Coming tbro' the rye.*...,  " Mrs. Geo. Walker.  Song.    Comic.    Where did you get  that hat ? Frank Ramsey.  Song.    The baggage car ahead ,  Miss H. Abrams  Song.   Comic.. The boy can say Pap*  T. E. Bate.  Song.   Patriotic.     The British Lion.  J. Murray Depew.  Auld Lang Syne.   Mrs. Geo, Walker  and chorus.  God Save the Queen.  1.  3.  4.  6.  ' 7.  .8.  1.  2.  3.  5.  6.  7.  DISSOLULION OF PARTNERSHIP.  Notice is hereby given that the part*  nership heretofore subsisting between  the undersigned; carrying on business  under the firm name of McPhee & Moore  was, by mutual consent, dissolved on the  14th of November 1898, the Caurtenay  business of the late firm will be carried  on by Mr. Joseph McPhee, to whom all  accounts due there are to be p^id.. The  Cumberland business will be carded on  by Mr. C, J. Moore, to whom accounts  due the firm there are required to be^  paid.  JOSEP-H McPHEEh  C. L MOORE.      '������������������.,  Nov. 25th, 1S98  NOTICE  OF AN APPLICATION FOR   TRANSFER   OF  A L5.CENCE TO SELL LIQUOR  Notice is hereby given that un application in writing ir-is been duly deposited  with G.F.Drabble and 14. P. Coll is, Esq rs  two of tier .VI ajesty's Justices oi the Peace  foi tiie transfer of licence to Robert Gra  ham for the salc-.of iiquor by retail at the  premises known as " Courtenay House" Courten.iy in the District raf  Comox, anel being on Lot 19 nf Lewis's  subdivision of Suction 14 in the >-rtd District, unto Archib.'iid H. "vkC:il!uni, of  Courtenay. And that the said application ior the said lran.->fcr of'such license  will be made at the next sitting of the  Licensing Court in and for the said District, to be hoklen on the 15th day of  December 1S9S.  Dated the 31st day of October 189..  ROBERT GRAHAM.  AGNES E. GRAHAM  I could go up it now  necessity for it," he  think he could  Down at'Howe's I enquired for Nelson's ferry, and learned that his steamer  was nut with a hunting party.  The City of Nanaimo came in on good  time, with lots of freight and passengers  enough to fill the long passenger car,  but there were not many left to continue  the journey "to Comox. Among the passengers was oDserved, Tom Morgan, the  inspector qfmines.  The busiest man here when a steamer  arrives is the new wharf.nger���������Capt.  Manson. He is quite popular, bluff,  hearty, accommodating, full of business,  and evidently the right man in the right  place.  If you want a good Banjo, Guitar, or  Mandolin, at reasonable prices, and one  that will give you satisfaction, call on-  C. Segrave, local,, NEWS Office,  Cumberland, B, C.t     '  MILLINERY!  MILLINE*rt������!y  Mrs. Masters, has just  arrived, wit,h: a<.  stock of new  and   up-to-date  rfti.Uii^ry,  mantles, furs, rain  coats, etc.    S.he^ will  only remain here a few  days; so. cpnie  early and get your pick.  Our stock is all new and prices, ar^the  same as in Nanaimo.  Mrs. C. E. Masters  OPP.   CHJi'AP,JO;HN.  NOTICE  I, Janet Gleason, of Citv.. of Cumber-  land in province of BritishColunib,ia, here  bvgive notice that I intendio apply at the.,  next regular sitting of the- Board; of Licensing Commissioners  m, and. for  the-  City of Cumberland to be held on the 15th  day of December   1898  fpr, a  license to  sell by retail wines, spirits, beer, and other fermented or  intoxicating   liquors on  the premises known as  the " New Eng-  lan Restaurant " situated; on   Dimmuirs  Avenue, upon   Lot 3 block   HJi. City of  Camb rland aforesaid..  Dated at City of Cu.mberlandj.Nov. 12  1898.  Janet Gl^S-iu  > I  -      '    j|  - 1  - , -r  *  ;   ���������   1  '- V  r  v- i  ���������ci  '       ���������" ���������!'.. "-  - / .   >*   y t  '���������    .   -r"'  . ; /"-  ,. - --. ?  ,' ��������� :'.'-'i  '    ?>l  ,f \' (,-<������  *?, jjT" [I  '            f   T    ,���������}        ������   pi  "^.'*1i||  ^            1**      "1^1         CI  , -, - A Y<l  ���������''.'.'- fl  j",- *'-'     '.. rl  '1     -<  ':-   .-il  -"II  'vi~ir    "';tm  ".'1  yA  1     -J r  * A:, 1  ���������-��������� i-j  .'' *!    '',}������������������?  - * r. a--$  >-'*-.   ���������,'-������������������_*  *   ���������*���������   ,ii  '^     < L  ���������'- '4  <- _*l  '; 51  ' 'I  ll - -.*��������� .LLf__^H_L-t---__-fc-i  gggSSit yy^^y^K,^ ���������^yH__w.ffffnr^f_iB^r^^ *tt ^^^aste-err^^-S^  ���������������^,������TO'_KreJ--_s''r_^  ARCTIC   LOVERS.  / . o  Southward the ice and snow have come,  Strange lovers hand in hand,  Far wandering from-their n stive home  To seek a'suirny land.  Deserted haunts of bird and bee,  On branches gaunt and bare,  They turn with arctic alchemy  To gardens of the air.  For weirdly now the ice and snow  Beneath a golden flood  Of sunshine make the branches glow  With polar fruit and bud.  And yet their witchery is vain,  For swift as orient night  The sunshine brings these lovers twain  A tragedy of lightl  ���������Harper's Bazar.  HIS LOST LOVE.  "Why did I never marry? Well, I'll tell  you."  i The little crowd of listeners looked interested as Colonel Wiley, the handsome  white haired bachelor, said these words  and thon settled back in his chair as if to  more comfortably relato the story of his  escapo from matrimony.  "I was very much in love, but you would  know that when I tell-you that she was as  fair and lovely a girl as these Virginia  skies ever looked down upon. A true  eouthernor, .sho was loyal to her stato and  was proud' to say that her ancestors wore  among the F.' P. V. 's, which I will explain  for' tho benefit of our northern guests  means first families, of-Virginia. While a  slender Jittle creature, she was a splendid  horsewoman and knew every inch of our  -rugged mountain,roads. I've seen her  galloping away in a cloud of dust many a  time just as tho sun was peeping up over  our glorious old Alleghany hills and the  mist arising from tbo pine grown valleys.  Of course that was just before the war,  and I was a young chap then���������;in my early-  ,twenties, I reckon. Her name was Lucy,  a good, old fashioned name that we southerners still cherish and do not change to  the more airy.Lucile, as do our northern  neighbors! It doesn't matter about her  surname." You'd all recognize it were I to  divulge, so I shall be silent concerning it.  She was the daughter of the house and had  .two large brothers, who looked upon Lucy  as a mere baby and guarded hor quite as  zealously. I firs,t bad to win their friend-  - ship before getting anywhere near being  even a moro acquaintance with Lucy.  "When tbe war broke out, both brothers  were- filled with the ontbusiasru of the  battloiicld, and by constant allusions to  their bravery and adroit, carefully worded  remarks concerning their excellent appearance in tho uniforms of tho Confederate gray ' I soon won them completely  over. As for Lucy, sho regarded mo with  suspicion for some time, but suffice to say  that when I marched away into thc fire  and thunder of Shilolra little golden curl,  a locket Tnclo'sing the photograph of a  pretty girl and a Bible���������her gifts���������were  snugly and carefully tucked away in- the  lining of my coat.  "Lucy's brothers and I wore enlisted in  the same regiment, and in that way I frequently heard from her. Their father, a.  strong minded, stubborn, aristocratic old  fellow, had positively forbidden ail engagement or even communication of any  sort. Sho was too young, ho said, to have  her mind turned topsy turvy with love  nonsense. ��������� .She made no oilorfc to disobey,  but when she gavo me tho curl and locket  and looked at me. through tears that were  just falling from hor great bluo eyes I felt  that in tho:battle of hearts 1 had not lost  and that in' duo course of time I'd claim  the indemnity of war and call little Lucy  my own. ������  "I was powerfully in love with her, and  tho vision of her sweet little.faco was over  with mo. Many a time as I lay on the  ground, wrapped in tho poor shreds of my  army blanket, 1'vo looked up at tho stars  and mused about how happy our meeting  would bo or else built air castles that rose  ���������rua>_sfeically from out the chaos of our fu-  turo. I planned our houso, and in the  planning gavo it wide, leaf girdled porches  which wero to be graced by Lucy in her  dainty gown and wide brimmed hat. This  blissful condition continued for_i_ months  ���������ot a year. Then came the usual uncertainties, suspicions and jealousies that so  frequently's young dream and  bring despair to youthful lovers.  "It was this way: Our first lieutenant  was a dashing young officer, as fearless as  a young lion and so handsome that the  privates soon dubbed him 'Mastor Prettyboy.' We were cleaning our muskets one  day preparatory to tho morrow's fight,  when Master Prettyboy came strolling  along and paused near us, saying to Jim,  Lucy's brother: Treceived a charming letter from your sister today. She sent her  love to you two boys and asked mo to tell  hor bow far you both ran at tbo flust  fight.'  "The  boys laughed,  made some  nary reply, and Prettyboy passed on.  serpent had  entered my paradise,  my cheeks  flush and my heart  beat  realized   that  my right  hand was on  ordi-  The  I felt  as 1  my  pistol pocket and that I longod to kill that  feminine faced cad who had been getting  letters from the ono woman whom I had  idealized 'until sho had become tho vision  of an angel to me.  "That night I went to {Tim and asked  him if the first lieutenant and his sister  ha'd long been friends. .    .  " 'They played together when babies,'  he answered.    'Sis thinks a heap of him.'  "That was enough.;,From tbat hour ray  visions of sweet Lucy were blurred with  the mist of insincerity and faithlessness.  To be sure, we wero not engaged, but we  understood,, and our eyes had asked and  answered the questions which our lips  were forbidden to speak. And this lieutenant���������I asked myself why should she  be writing to him, tho handsome scoun-  drell Again .and again 1 longed to grip  my strong fingers, around his throat and  throttle the breath of life out of him. Ho  seemed by instinct to feol my enmity and  made several efforts to draw me into  friendly chats as wo were gathered around  the carapfire after a fatiguing march.  But I would .have hone of him. Had he  not stolen my bride, my wife, my future  from me? I answered, him gruffly and got  out ef hi_ way. He looked surprised at  nay rudeness and indifference and soon  .gave  up his endeavors  to draw mo  into  right. When I again saw Jim, I excused  my strange behavior by saying that I had  felt faint and ill and gone for water. ���������  "You can imagine my eagerness to  reach once more dear old Virginia. The  train seemed to crawl, and my nerves wero  tighter strung as the time lessened and the  distance between Grand canyon and my  nativo home grow shorter. How beautiful the dusty old town looked as Jim and  , I,sprang from the train and almost ran  down the street toward his.old home! As  we neared the place I was seizod with a  feeling of desolation and grief.. It may  have been the closed shutters or the general cheerless condition of the immense  mansion that was now crumbling and fast  going to decay. Our footsteps sounded  loud and drear as we walked across the  porch and Jim opened the door. There  was a peculiar odor, as if of medicines.  Jim did not sharo my forebodings, for he  tramped along the hall, shouting and  laughing and asking if the place was deserted. Then his mother, bent and gray  and her once beautiful face furrowed with  lines, came softly toward us. She fell into  Jim's arms, sobbing as she did so.  "'It was thoughtless of me to come  without telling you beforehand,'he said.  'I might have known it would upset you.'  "She but sobbed the more 'and could  not speak. Then she took Jim's hand  and, I following, led us to an up stairs  room and gently pushed the door ajar. A  shiver of awful foreboding came over mo,  and just then I heard Jim. give a hoarse  cry and spring toward the bed, where he  fell upon his knees and cried for the first  time in his life.  " 'Sho died but an hour ago,'tbe mother said, but I heard as if in a dream.  Then, going to a table, she took up some  letters, and, trembling and sobbing, handed them to me, saying as she did so: 'Lucy  left these. She said there was ono for you.'  "My chilled, nervous fingers fumbled  awkwardly with the envelopes until I  found tho one which bore my name. Hastily and with a boating heart I tore it open.  Thero was but one sheet and on it but a  line or two���������simply: 'I did not forget and  havo waited patiently.   I lovayou, dear.'  "It is a sad story, is it not? the colonel  asked as he brushed his eyes with his  hands. Then be added: "Solomon says,  'With all thy getting get understanding.'  I did not understand, I did not try to.  And I lost everything that goes to mako a  man's domestic happiness."���������Providence  Journal.  any sort of a/friendly comradeship.  "In my intense hatred for him and my  wild infatuation for her I failed either to  think or to reason. That is the way with  headstrong youth.; A grown man.^with a  full grown mind, will walk slowly and  carefully to his conclusions^ weighing evidence and considering circumstances,  while, a boy of 20 will go belter skelter,  like an untamed colt, arriving at his convictions about as a kangaroo crosses an  Australian garden patch. ' My love life���������  as Ibsen, that great philosopher of philosophers, calls it���������'-died one day when the  first lieutenant, beaming and smiling,  haired Lucy's brother with: 'Congratulate  me, old boy.    Sho says she'll havo me.'  "I tried to for_et ruv faithless sweetheart, l almost Deiieveo i cnou to bate  her, but of course I could not do that. Being young and romantic, I thought of myself as a martyred lover, but for all thc  romanticism I was deep in my heart sorely and sadly wounded. I was an emotional fellow, given to ideals, aud tho only  lovo of my life was not easily cast off.  "Well, the war ended, as you all have  perhaps heard ere .this, although -,some of  our mossbacks here in the mountains re-  fuso to believe it. When Lee surrendered,  I was tho superior officer of the handsome  first lieutenant whom I hated and envied  with equal passion: I came out of the  army with a cruel wound in my shoulder,  and it was months bofore I came to this  part of the ,country, whero I had found  and loved and won my urettv Luov  "The old time scenes and associations,  although the war had brought many grievous changes, seemed to open my emotions  anew, and one Sund/iy I decided to go to  her. I had no idea what I should say or  how I would meet her, but thero was a  despair of domestic happiness in my-heart  that was so overpowering that I yielded  and started off. , It was but a short journey, and I- thought I'd walk down the  railroad track as a nearer routs to ber  home. I had gone perhaps half the way  when I came to a switch on which stood a  dilapidated locomotive. An engineer and  his assistant' were endeavoring to polish  its rusty wheels and boiler. Something  in their talk impelled me to stop, and I  sat down on tbe grassy bank as if to rest.  They were discussing the pros and cons of  matrimony.  " 'There's no use in talking,'said one,  'there's mighty littlo sincerity in women.'  " 'That's true,' reiterated the other. 'I  went to the war engaged to the sweetest  girl you ever clapped eyes on, but when I  came back she was married to a cowardly  cur that never saw the smoke of a musket.'  "So I was not tho only one, I' thought.  I felt again-the emotions of an insulted,  rejected man. It was impossible then for  me to follow my plans and go on. I retraced my steps, boarded a train and a  month, later was digging in a gold mine  in the Grand canyon of the Colorado.  "I,was gradually forgetting the disappointing heart affair of my youth when,  years later, I.was in the depot at Denver  awaiting a train to take me back east and  was much surprised to find myself face to  face with Lucy's brother Jim., He was  delighted to see me, and, what was pleas-  anter still, he, too,' was going east after a  ten year's sojourn in southern California.  "That night we talked over old times as  we smoked our cigars and let memory  drift back to the exciting days of 1S64. I  thought of the dashing first lieutenant  and casually askod: *  "And whatever became of Prettyboy?"  "Why, didn't you know?" he replied.  'Ho married my sister Kathorine'���������  " 'Your���������sistor���������-Catherine?' I gaspod.  'I���������I nover knew you had any other sister  but Lucy.' .  "She's a half sister. My father was  married twice and Kathcrine always lived  with hor grandparents. Say, by tho way,'  he added,'we thought atone time that  you were rather smitten with Lucy.'  "I mumbled something, I don't know  what, and left him.  That night I suffored  ?be agonies known only to those who real-  ze that a  life mistake  had been committed and that perhaps it could never be set  Good Reason For Smiling-.  Angry Manager���������"What do you mean  by smiling in that death scene?  '   Actor���������With  the   salary   you   pay,'  death  seems a pleasant relief.���������Flie-  gende Blatter.-  Fights In His Mind.  "What's a civilian?"  "A civilian is a man who stays at  home and thinks up weys'for the army  commanders to run the war.''���������Chicago  Record. .  THE ARMY CHAPLAIA  HE  CARRIES THE CHURCH   MILITANT  TO  THE   BOYS  AT  THE  FRONT.  LOVE  IN   MIDAIR.  Kruger Proposed   After His Sweetheart's  Leap For JLife.  <  Swinging in midair,  in full view of  ' curious thousands, Charles Kruger wooed  and won his wife.  He was a performer on  ,the trapeze and she'wasjhis professional  partner.    He tells tho story as follows:  "I had been doing a trapeze act for  some weeks with tho circus when "the proprietor said to me: 'Why don't you double  up? There's more money in it, and I've  got just the kind of a partner for you.- She  was born in a circus, like yourself, and  has been doing a turn with her brother.  He was killed at Scranton' last week, and  you two will double up all right.'  , "I thought tho owner's advice was good.  The next day he introduced me to my  partner. Her name was then Clara Den-  nison. She was beautiful. She had splendid black hair, flashing eyes and a superb  figure. We talked' about our partnership  , and soon came to terms. She .was full of  ideas and daring. She proposed tho leap  for life act, and I agreed to work with  her."      ,  Kruger and his partner shortly appeared  in public. Their act became tlie most successful feature of the show. He was strong  and handsome and she was lithe and beautiful. ' v  '  "I was beside myself with love," conr  tinued Kruger. .'"We rehearsed every day  and did our act every afternoon and night,  but those timos wero the only moments I  saw her.  "Her-mother was always with her while  wc practised, and she waited in the dressing room for her during the performance.  I had no opportunity to see her alone savo  when we were in midair. Never did bash;  ful lover suffer so much as L  "I made up" my mind that I must speak  without delay. The opportunity came to  me by-intuition;  "One night she leaped, and I caught  her. The clasp of her dear hands seemed  to encourago me to speak. Thore swinging in midair I told ,her that I loved her.  She,-hanging below me, looked up to me  MIDAIR LOVEMAKING.  and, blushing, whispered that she would  be mine. A tightened grasp of the hands  was tho best answer I could make.  "From that time she always whispered  something to me as I raised her up to  catch her own trapeze on its return. I  carried on my courtship in midair, oblivious of all who saw us.  "Then I mustered up courago to speak  to ber mother. It was hard work. At  first she opposed my marrying her daugh-..  ter, but we both pressed her so hard that  she consented. No marriage could havo  been happier than mine. I have had a bad  accident, but even in misfortune my wife  makes me happy."  Kruger is now. a watchman in the St.  Louis Female hospital.;'. He broke his leg  recently, and, although he has recovered  from the accident, it will probably prevent  him from ever being a circus performer  again.  His beautiful wife is still appearing in  public to help support her husband and  their child. She does-nightly "the, leap  for life".act, in which she dives from a  platform 60 feet high and is caught by a  man swinging head downward from a  trapeze.  Tlie Adjectiye.  A writer in Longman's Magazine says  that ovorybody nowadays in proso or poetry  claps on an adjectivo to every noun. It  degrades tho adjective and enervates the  noun.  Then, too, there are a host of vulgar,  overdressed people introduced into our  company, whom wo, tbe old fashioned adjectives, hardly recognize���������"strenuous,"  "intense," "weird," "fiery," "sympathetic," "splendid," "secure," "naive,"  "impressive," "poignant"���������mostly attached, too, to tbe wrong nouns.  There aro too many adjectives, and they  carry too much sail, like Delilah, bedecked,  ornate and gay.  I noticed, as an instance, the other way,  a criticism in a French review of the academician sea oaptain who calls himself  Pierre Loti, whose styte is so defecated that  he seldom or nover uses an adjective more  startling than "good," "bad," "green,"  "red," "dark," "light," and so on, and  yet so orders his sentence that the adjective shinoe out like a rsse on a brier bush.  In the Name of Economy.  "A good many folks is economical like  my Uncle Dan 1."  "How was that, Ira?"  "Paid $18 few a machine that would  split matches."���������Indianapolis Journal.  How the Regular Post Chaplain Differs  From the Spiritual Adviser Selected by  the Volunteer Regiment ��������� Other Religious Work Among the "Soldiers.  , Along with the field guns and ambulances go the Bible and the hymn book.  As in 1S61 so in 1_9S the army chaplain  has gone to the front with the volunteers.  Our crash clad boys in Cuba are to havo  opportunities for churchgoing in the'midst  of their campaigning. Thoy may have  left behind civilization, but not tho church  militant. . ,  ' In the regular army thero arc but three  regimental chaplains, and these are attached to tho threo colored regiments.  Then there aro 34 post chaplains, who are  stationed at tho various military posts  throughout the country. , These chaplains  find themselves practically deserted by  their flocks, who have been ordered to the  front. Most of them arc stationed at isolated posts in tho western states.,  The volunteer chaplains are of an altogether different class, just as tho volunteer  soldier is'different from tho regularly enlisted man.. Among tho volunteer chaplains are some of the most eloquent and  popular divines from the metropolitan pulpits. In many cases they aro ministers  who were nominally attached to regiments  of the national guard and have decided to  leave their fine churches, rich congregations and comfortable parsonages in order  to bo with the boys at the front.   -  The duty of thc volunteer chaplain who  accompanies a regiment, the members of  which have selected him as their spiritual  adviser, is quite different from the duty of  thc regular army chaplain. .The former  has an influence over the men that the latter has not. ���������<  As a rule, the volunteers who arc now  mustered into the United* States service  are men who have 'had religious training,  and although rhey'may'not have been in  thc habit of attending services regularly  while at home they aro generally'found-to-  do so when absent on duty. ��������� On thc other  hand, tho regular army enlisted man has  rarely contracted tlie habit of churchgoing, and the chaplain finds the effort to get  him .into this habit a most difficult task.  A good many regimental chaplains havo  como into the army under tho first e*all for  troops, and others arc going out from time  to timo. Tents to servo as churches havo  bce*n provided for many of them, and these  aro to be transported wherever the troops  may-go.,  Good examples of these' churches militant 'are found in - the cases' of thc Second  regiment of Massachusetts, the Seventy-  first regiment of New York, and in tho  work of the Roman Catholic chaplains un-  lains.    Although  there  is an established!  church there the recent practice has been;  as here, to appoint some Roman Catholic  and   some   Methodist,   Presbyterian  and.  other denominational chaplains.    Besides  chaplains there are chapel clerks, and tho--  whole expenses of the British government  for chaplain   services   amount  to .about-  $300,000 a year. ���������' -  Chaplains in the German army are called  "fold pasfors." The feld pastor wears an  armlet of white and light imrple to denote ���������  his calling.' He has quarters with the divisional general and preaches wherever it  is convenient to get,a congregation. Chaplains of the - German sort are .maintained' ���������  by all nations of Europe.  AGALLANTCOLORSERGEANT  .,.-1  Richard Silvey, Who Raised  Our FIa_r at:  Gnantanamo Harbor.  To haul down an enemy's  flag, replace-  it with the flag of your own country and*  with your own hands raise in tho face of a-  powerful, and hostile force the1" emblom  which  you havo sworn to honor arid pro-'  tect is indeed a stirring deed| one which it''  is seldom given a man to perform!    Iiichr  ard Silvey, color, sergeant of Company C,  First battalion marines, is one of tho fqw  Americans fortunate enough to havo done-'  this in tho present war. , -,  Sergeant Silvey is one of Huntington's,  brave 600 who landed- a tG;uantanamo harbor, drove back the' Spanish andhoisted.  the stars and stripes over tho ruined fortifications whiph the enemy had just.abandoned.    Says a nows account:'"The.colors- -."  , - m  ' ((������  4  Ai  REV. I. NEWTON RITTEK, POST CHAPLAIIT.  der the Rev. E. J. Vattmann. Thc regiments named took, their chaplains with  them, and also their churches. Ono is an  able divine, who left his pulpit in Brooklyn to go to the front, it happening that  tho Bay State regiment had retained tho  Brooklyn preacher after his removal te.  another city, and the other is oue of the  best, known-clergymen in New .York.  So far from the volunteers being absent  from their churches because thoy are at the  front, it is in both cases the people at  home- who suffer deprivation. Their pastor is at the front, and a t-ftrit takes tho  place of brick and stone. ' Everything  found in the church at home is found-in  the church at the front.  Father Vattmann is -the oldest.Roman  Catholic chaplain in the regular United  States army service, and one of the oldest  and itost highly respected chaplains standing for any branch of the church. Temporarily and in an unofficial way, for the  greatest efficiency, he is placeel in charge  of tho chaplains of,his church either in the  regular or volunteer service. He has been  provided with a church militant liko tho  others, and that not by the government,  but toy the church, and he anel his fellow  workers will go to Cuba when circumstances warrant and take tlieir militant  church with them. It is. fitted-with the  essentials for a dignified and proper rendering of the Roman Catholic ritual.  Supplementing, but in no way conflicting, is the army Christian commission.  This commission had its origin in the international committee of the Young Men's  Christian association, not with any aim  to keep others out of the field or because it  was designed; to be association work and  nothing else, but because this committee  was already in existence and formed an admirable nucleus to begin with. At four  camps lias work boon undertaken���������namely,  Tampa,. Mobile, Chiekamauga.and Washington. At each of those from three to  eight tents have been provided.  Although noncom bat-ants as a rule, chaplains are reckoneel among the ragimuntaJ  officers:- They mess with the officers and  enjoy special privileges. The post chaplains are regulanly commissioned with the  rank of captain and receive ������1,500 a year  for the first five years of service, after  which their pay is increased.  in the British army there are  86 c"-""  COLOR SERGEANT RICHARD SILVEY. .     -  were run up over" "the still smouldering  logs of the fort.    As 6its folds caught the',  breeze 600 "men from the troopship Panther .  laid carbines, picks, shovels and tent poles'  aside   to, lift their ejaps; and, join "in  a  mighty shout." -    *'-   --  - Color Sergeant Silvey has worn the' bluo  for nearly 35 years,, and'in that time he  has done a lot of hard work for small pay.  Ho has had no previous opportunity for  . doing daring deeds, nnd much of his service  has been a monotonous grind, but when  those cheers reachcel "his cars you'.may,be-,  sure that Silvey said to himself: "Am I  glad I went and took on again?" Well, you  just bet."  Silvey was born in Oakfield, N. Y., on  April 16, 1854. His first service for, the  government began 23 years ago, when he  enlisted in tho regular army as an artilleryman. Ho served two enlistments in  that branch of the land forces and then at  tho expiration of his timo enlisted "as a  privato in tho First battalion United  States marines.  Silvey, served three enlistments of five  years each in tho marine corps, and on  July 18, 1S96, was enlisted for tho fourth  time. Ho is now serving his second enlistment as color sergeant, having been  promoted to that rank seven years ago.  Color sergeant Silvey has cruised on tho  Indiana anel Massachusetts. On April 22  of this year Silvey was sent with 700 other  marines to man tho vessels of the blockading fleet. Ho was detailed to the transport  Panther.  Color Sergeant Silvey and Privato Bill  Anthony, late of the battleship Maine,  aro warm friends, having been messmates  for 15 years. Silvey's record on the books,,  of the marine corps is'' seven fines,'' which  means excellent in every particular.  Tht liove Affair of a'Diplomat.  "Ah, yes," said Mrs. Hambus, "war  is dreadful. How well I remember tho  gloomy days wo had whenever our brave  soldiers lost a batt'le during the rebol-  lion. Why, it was as if every family  had been personally afflicted."  "I'm surprised to hear you say that,"  exclaimed Willie-Wimbledon.';"I didn't  suppose you were old enough to remember anything about the civil war. "  Up to that time Willie's  Geraldine Hambus had not-been looked  upon with favor by her mother, but the  young man has won out.���������Chicago  News. ' '. ;  Another Harel Hearted Man.  Fanny���������How do you spell''costume,'r  George, darling?  George���������C-o-s-t-o-o-rn-u-c-h, dearest.!-���������-  ���������Ally Slopcr.'  Tire Usual .Way.  It's all right, I reckon, an ef they must go  Thar's no use porsunelm an takin on so,  Fer "boys will te boys," is the sayin, au they  Ain't   diffrunt   from   others    that's   shout-in-  "Hooray!"  It's the usual way-  It's tho usual way!   ''���������-���������..������������������  I eee the old man limpin roun' on a peg,  An I p'ints 'em the moral that's thar���������in one-  leg���������  He left one in battle���������but what kin I say  When the regiment fellers are shoutia "Hooray?"  It's the usual way���������  It's the usual way 1  It's all right, I reckon, fer flghtin has Joys  Fer devil keer sperrits, an "hoys will he boys I"  io I kiss 'em goodby, fer they never will stay  jfhen the regiment fellers ate shoutin ' 'Hooray!"  It's the usual way���������  It _ the usual wny!  ���������Atlanta Constitution.  J  1  ������  -ii  1  vi  ��������� m  ������������������ M  m  'AT  m  ���������'hi \> '  p.'  [  _ , '  h  If  I*.  >���������  VALUE OF:, SEARCHLIGHTS.  TJeef ul For   Signal ine, as Well aa   For __- Enemy,  : The United States government has  ordered for use .in its coast defense a  , large number of the most powerful  searchlights, to be built in the earliest  possible time and delivered for mounting in-the principal harbors along the  coast.- The lights are of vital importance' harbor defenses and will bo a  valuable' addition to, our harbor equipments.' Already a' considerable number  are in operation, but-not sufficient lo  do the work which might' be done in  this way.'" _ N  Operated on a scientific system, tho  importance of the light can scarcely be,  overestimated.   -By its use  the- whole  area of the harbor protected by our f orti-  _cation8.and���������by.'fixed-or stationary tor-  pedoos is ih the dead!of the night made  -as bright, as  day.   In detecting the approach  or any movement of' an attack-  i    ing  fleet, and  especially where an attempt-is madeto'pass.a fortification attar a  partial or total  destruction of its  torpedoes, 'these-are  most  important';  Under such���������circumstances  the search-'  light would expose the enemy's ships to  the deadly fire from the heavy artillery  grins, of  our  coast  defense and insure j  total-cstruction.  , Another, and most important of the  ., many factors of the-searchlight system  as adopted by the army is its adaptability, to;. signaling from ,one, fortifica tion  to >" another by means of long, and short  flashes, messages being sent several  miles by cipher code.'., .-   -  An idea of the wonderful  power arid  efficiency of, these  searchlights for signaling may -be-had'from the following:  A short time  ago a great  searchlight  was purchased by the  government and  turned over to the army for experimenting-purposes, in coast signaling   , This  *   light was purchased from a firm in Germany, arid  upon its receipt  it was immediately forwarded to the Sandy Hook  proving- ground, where  it underwent a  'thorough test.   One object was to determine the.facility with which a message  could bev transmitted  by long and short  . flashes.    The light was mounted  on a  tower at Sandy Hook and arrangements  made with  Mr. Dunn  of  the weather  bureau in New, York lo be ready,to re-  ' ceivc the message at a stated hour.  Late  in the night, as agreed upon, one of. the  army * officers, ,efmecially expert  in signaling," aiounted the top of "the tower.  "When the exact, riioment arrived, there  were thrown against  tho dark sky long  arid short  flashes  of  bright light from  the tower at Sandy Hook.  ��������� At the- same  moment, in  New York city,  another  man was at tho top of  one of  the high  office buildings steadily looking toward  Sandy Hook.    He read the message and  repeated  it by wire  to  Sandy Hook,  where it was found correct.    This message was flashed a distance of 20 miles, I  and could undoubtedly have been passod  a much  greater  distance.    With these  lights mounted   at   the    fortifications  around' New ��������� York   harbor   messages  could be immediately sent from tho -defenses  at  Sandy Hook  to  either  Fort  Wadsworth or Fort Hamilton when .the  movements of. a hostile fleet could be  seen and it was desired to transmit instructions to the inner defenses.  The searchlight in coast defense interferes with the sight of the man at  Tthe helm of an approaching vessel. In  .experiments tried in France a powerful  -electric searchlight was turned upon a  moving vessel, the captain .of which  ���������stated that his eyes were so .dazzled by  'this light that -it prevented him from  properly steering his boat, which resulted in a collision with ___o_her.���������  Piuladelphia Times.  It Depends.  , Dr. 'Johnson was orice consulted by  an old lady on the degree of wickedness  to be attached to her son's robbing an  orchard.' "Madam," said Johnson, "it  all depends upon the weight of the  boy. I remember my schoolfellow, Davy  Garrick, who'was always a little fellow, robbing a dozen orchards with impunity, but the very'first time-I c'.imbed  up an apple tree���������for I was always a  heavy boy���������the bough broko with rae,  and it was called a judgment."  She Knew.     '  "No," fi,3_e said, "yon don't really  love,me."'  "Yes, ,1 swear I do," he protested.  "I love yon with all my soul. I would  ask yon to bo- my wife tomorrow if I  were properly situated."  1 But his plea was useless. She had  studied human nature and, knew that  when si man is really in lovo he doesn't  stop to consider whether he can afford  to marry or not.���������Cleveland Leader.  women is graceful,- but'rather coquettish,  and when the clog is donned on wet days  they move with a very peculiar .swing,  which is quite distinct from the Japanese  totter.  The Philippine females of all ages���������children and old women  as, well as young  NICARAGUA'S CANAL.  y  ^*_~"-_7--r^f  1 .���������?������������������>"��������� - fr* .vi~-. >. v _/_������_  _..\<---:  m\  n  MAXIM'S AERIAL TORPEDO.  A New'Instrument of Destruction Oiler-eel  ' to Uncle Sam.  Hudson   Maxim, a   brother of  the   inventor of  the far'nous  gun, has offered to  tho United  States  a   new aerial   torpedo  which promises to add new terrors to mod  ern warfare.  ' "  Probably Hudson Maxim .has as, inti-  mato acquaintance with explosives as any  man living or dead. He made .the dynamite cartridges that went on the Nicthe-  roy, the dy nam ito cruiser that took part  in the Brazilian war.     He is the joint in-  RENEWED   INTEREST   IN  THE GREAT  INTEROCEANIC  WATERWAY.  OF THE BEST OF SPA IX  A MANILA BEAUTY.  girls and matrons���������smoke long , cigar's,  chew the betel nuti dance, swim and ride;  but the great ambition" of every woman is  to possess a dress, a scarf or at least a  handkerchief of the famous pina cloth.  Thero is no more beautiful fabric manufactured in, any part of the world than  this, which is ,made from the fiber of the  pineapple leaf and is quite expensive. A  common skirt costs from $4 to $10, a  Whole dress costs at least $20, and no less  a sum than.$15 has been .paid for a single,  garment.' A good average scarf or hand-,  kerchief brings from $25 -to $50. When  embroidered, a scarf of 'pina sometimes'  costs as-much as $150.    \    ,  HOSTS OF WOUNDED.  !_K  'Australian Horses.  The  land  of  the kangaroo smd the  wombat, where the mammal was nothing unless marsupial   till the European  arrived on  tho scene, may now be called  the  land of horses.   In New South  "Wales -the sight of a beggar on horseback excites  no surprise.    The poorest  settler has a nag or two of his own, and  Iris children   may  be   seen  riding  to  ���������school  like  little  lords.    A  one horse  -township would   be  inconceivable in a  ���������country wlier.e  each,village almost has  its  race    With a  population  scarcely over i, 250,000 the colony owns  more than oOO^-OOO horses.  And she now  exports  horses   on a rapidly increasing  _cale.  In 1895 tne colony exported 1,063  borses, of the estimated value of ������12,-  745; in   1896   the number was  8,138,  value ������123,500, and last year there was  a further increase, India being the leading cusfcomer,, Australian horses being  found  admirably adapted for military  purposes in that part of the British empire.   Horses   are  exported  also  from  New  South Wales  to  Vietoria,   New  Zealand, Western  Australia, Fiji,   the  Straits Settlements, Java and the Philippine islands.���������Household Words.'  MAXIM AND HIS AERIAL TORPEDO.  ventorof the Maxim-Schupphaus smokeless cannon powder that is now used bv  the United States, and of __axiinUe. a  compound used in shells.  This wonderful smokeless ipowder of hir-  has solved tho question of firing high e.x  plosives,    lit is the ipowder .that .is used m  propeHiiij? his aerial torpedo.  This powder  is a compound of gum cotton ami a small  proportion of nitroglycerin.    Contrary to  what one might expect,"it doesn't cxplode*  from concussion, and  indeed it does  not  explode at all, and this is its-special ly oi  fective quality.    Thero is a deoieie-el differ  ence between powders that   burn, liherat;  ing expansive gases  gradually.-anel those1  that explode and discharge itheir  game's at  once.    The nonexplosive  powelur .exerts a  more even  pressuro on itho -projectile, and  consequently it  can  -be   used   in firing a  projectile containing a __ar.e .highi.y .explo  sive compound.  The gun for firing the aerial 'to-ppedo is  similar to the ordinary iriflcd gun. except,  that it is of greater diameter in order to  ���������take the aerial .torpedo This .torpudo consists of a stool shell from ���������_ .to JO te>et long  .according Co the charge ito ibe carried The  .diameter is twice as great us that ot other  guns, benitf from 35 to 27 a.nches.  The charge consists preferably of gun  cotton, which may be fined try his powder  with perfect safety. Jt is explodeef by  means of a fuse after the maimer of oreii-  nary shells Tho _4 inch Maxim aerial  torpedo may be thrown a distance of nine  miles. It contains half a ton of compress  ed wet gun cotton, capable.of destroying  a battleship within an urea of 47.000 square-  feet���������that is, within a radius of 100 feel  fronii the point of explosion!  A gun to throw this .torpedo would  weigh 4(5 tons. This is less than the weight  of many heavy guns of the present type  An English, firm is prepared to build one  for ������7,000, and Mr. Maxim has offereel to  provide a gun that will throw 1,000 pounds  of gun cotton nine miles and erect it anywhere in tho country anil supply it with  any number of torpedoes, provided the gov  eminent will agree to purchase it if it ful  fills all the conditions.  Havoc Wrought In Battle by Modern Rifle  , "Bullets. .     ���������''  Lieutenant Colonel Forwood, deputy  surgeon general of the������army at Washington, says that' tho wounded- in the war  with Spain will surpass all previous records because modern rifle bullets are discharged with such tremendous rapidity,  their trajectory is so flat and their velocity  is so great.   - ������,  Colonel Forwood expresses an opinion  that a great proportion of those hit by  projectiles in the present conflict will be  killed.' The modern rifle bullet cuts cleanly through the tissues, severing blood vessels and is apt to produce fatal hemorrhages. On the other hand, those who survive the first effects of "their injuries aro  likely to recover,' inasmuch as the wounds  are so clean cut and-their openings so  small as to close and heal readily. The  percentage of those permanently crippled  will be greatly reduced. The up to, date  projectile is not affected as-to shape even  by encountering ' bone, and it seldom remains in the body. - -��������� -'  ��������� One thing of which there is no apparent  doubt' is the fact that the new style rifle  bullet at near ranges, within-1,500 yards,  has a quasi explosive effect, smashing  bones to splinters and hopelessly damaging internal organs. This effect is duo to  the rapid revolution of the projectile.  There will be, then, an enormous number of wounded in a ' modern battle, such  as is sure to take place in the fight for tho  heights in tho neighborhood of Havana.  It will be necessary to remove the injured  out of the firing line. This is the business  of the medical corps. In the height of tho  engagement this cannot be accomplished,  and the wounded must remain on tho field  until a slackening of fire permits the hospital men to approach. One embarrassment in operations of this sort is-likely to  arise from the extraordinary range of  modern guns, which are sure to kill off a  considerable percentage of the surgeons  and their assistants. A position in the  rear of the fighting line is no longer equivalent to protection.  In tlie rear of each division of the American army there will be three first dressing places for emergency work. At a  considerable distance farther to the rear  will be an ambulance station consisting of  a group of three tents���������one for the reception of wounded men, another fcrdressing  and a third for operative work. Still  farther again to the rear will be three fiekl  hospitals, one corresponding to each of the  threo brigades composing the division.  (Each field hospital will be a tent in three  sections, affording accommodation for 40G  or more wounded, who will be Laid on  i blankets.  Fps and Downs_of the Project In Different Forms Since the Middle of the Last  Century���������Work Already Done and What  Remains to Be Accomplished.  ' The voyage of the battleship Oregon  around Cape Horn has done more to infuse interest into the Nicaragua canal project than all the speeches and, plausible  prospectuses of the past ten years. The  route of the Nicaragua canal is so plainly  feasible that the wonder is any other  should for a moment have been taken into  consideration. Even before the middle of  the last century there was talk of a ship  canal, and, tho Spanish government considered tho propriety of authorizing a company to begin the work, but nothing was  done, and in 1820 came the revolution  which separated the American countries  forever from Spanish control. The countries of Central America have made numerous efforts to put through some sort of  scheme, but with no satisfactory result.  In 18S7 the concession now held by the  Maritime Canal company of Nicarauga  was granted to the Nicaragua Canal association, and tho work of final survey was  commenced by the assdciation'without delay!' Early in 1888 a movement was made  to securo a charter fromthe United States  government. \ Bills were introduced in  the.' senate' and house for the purpose.  That before the senate passed without do  lay, and being identical in form was permitted to take the place of the house bill.  It finally passed the house, Feb. 7, 1889,  and became a law Feb. 20, 1889. > On May  4 the Maritime Canal company was formally organized. In the meantime the association had also caused to be incorporated a construction f company, under whose  direction the surveys and the work, which  had been commenced, were carried on.  Since that time the work'of construction  progressed slowly until its suspension in  1893 for, lack of funds.  ,The route which was   finally   chosen  "and on which work  was  begun  is from  Greytown on the Atlantic to Brito on the  Pacific,   a distance  of    169>_   miles.    In  detail   the"  line   of    the   canai   extends  from Greytown   in  a  southeasterly direction 9.25 miles  through the  low grounds  of the heavily wooded plains and swamps  The cross section of the canal here is to be  120 feet wide at, bottom, 288 feet at surface  and 28  feet deep.    Lock No. 1 will have  a lift' of   31  feet.    Dimensions of   lock,  650 feet by 80 feet.  Lock No  2, 1.25 miles  .from  No. 1;  lift,  30  feet.    Lock  No. ��������� 3,  about two miles from No. 2; lift, 45 feet  About three miles from No. 3 is the eastern  divide cut;  2.9 miles  long; summit  'depth of  cut, 298 feet; average depth en  tire length of cut, 141 feet; material mostly rock; o dimensions of  the cut, ������0 feet at  ADMIRAL CERVERA, CAPTURED COM-  MANDEROF SANTIAGO FLEET.  A Seaman of Great Experience Who-  Knew "What He "Was About���������("apt-  General Blanco Was, in Cuban \Vater_,  i <, '  His Superior Officer and Sent Kim  to  His Fate.  An interesting personality is the captured Spanish Admiral, Cervera. Ho is  sprung of the proudest blood m Spain  and'alkthe qualities of breeding, brains,  patriotism, courage, pride and. polish  contribute to-his active career. Ceryera's  generous act in sending out word of tbe  safety of Hpbson and his comrades was  thoroughly characteristic of tho brave und  high-toned soldier that he is, and, although he may patriotically and earnestly  believe in all tho iniquities of which his  government has been guilty, he is a fine  typo of the courteous, considerate gentleman, to whose training a dozen generations of proud Spanish nobility have contributed.  Cervera, the man of wealth,    the   man  of society, the   man   of 'martial history,  being a   veteran   of   two   or three wars,'*  and having held the   high .post of secre-'  tary of the Spanish navy, is nottheaccci-  dent of the hour.    He was eminently the-  man in the Spanish navy for the "post he'  was sent across, the Atlantic to fill.-    "  When he cleverly avoided the scouting  cruisers of the U. S. navy and, slipped  into Santiago harbor it was .neither luck  nor guesswork that guided him. He knew  wh?re he was going, for he was moving  over waters as familiar to him' as the  waters of Hampton Roads are to Schley.  It is an interesting coincidence* that he  served in .Cuban waters in comriiandjOf  the gunboat Santa Lucia throughout the ,  greater part of ' the war of 1868-78 and  that Rear-Admiral Manterola, his brother  officer* who was at that time in command'  of the Tornaoo, is at present the port ad-���������*  miral of Havana. The ��������� Tornado Is the  warship which pursued and took the Vir--:  ginius prisoners, an event ' which nearly  plunged the United States into war with  Spain at that timo. i,  Cervera   is   the   ranking commanding  rear-admiral   in   Spain's   present   naval  operations,   but   while   he   is within thc  Cuban jurisdiction   he   is  directly underV  the orders of Capt.-Gen. Blanco, who   by *  virtue of his office is commander-in-chief  of all the Spanish forces, both   naval,and,  military, in the Antilles, which comprise'  Cuba and Puerto Rico. Consequently,  he  had to obey tho order cf tho   Cuban Captain -General which sent him aud his ships'?-  out of the   Santiago   harbor   to sure de-.  struction. ' ' /  Rear-Admiral Cervera   was 'born Feb-  ruay 18,   1839.   and   consequently   is   59 '  year's of age.  Ho looks much younger,' be-,.  ing possessed of a fine physique and great  energy.  i's  THE STARS AND STRIPES.  The  Genesis  of   tlie   J'resent  United    states.  I'las of"the  ''Old Glory," as the people of the United States love to designate their flag, is  an evolution.    Look at the cut  herewith,  Cycle Term.  MANILA  BEAUTIES.  A' Spoiled Darling:.  Mrs. Gidder���������It was amistako for Laura to marry that dolt. Why did her parents ever consent to the match?  Mrs. Gush���������They havo always been in-  eiulgeut with her. Sho has never been denied a single thing she asked for.���������Phila-  iji-lnhia North American.  They   Have   Fascinating   Eyes  and   tone,  Luxuriant Blue Black Hair.  The women of Manila are irresistibly  fascinating. They are the possessors ol  languishing eyes, shaded with long lashe.������  and luxuriant blue black hair. This last  is the chief glory of the Philippine beauty  It is long, rich, thick, made glossy both  by the care bestowed on it and its frequent  anointings with cocoanut oil. Often, too,  it is eleaned and washed with lemon juice  and oil, which has been made fragrant by  infusions of odoriferous flowers. Serine of  the women wear it hamging down their  haoks", entirely unadorned. A special  vanity is their finely shaped feet, that  never know a stocking, but which are  thrust into slippers, without heels, taste  fully and elaborately embroidered with  gold or silver thread.    The walk of the  "GOING TO BEAT THE BAND."  ���������L. A. W. Bulletin.  How He Got Ont of It.  A veteran voter, having broken faith  with a defeated candidate, explained  the matter as follows:  "Well, Marse Ben, yon see, hit wuz  dis way. Airly in de fight-1 seen dey  wuz no chance 'tall fer you, en ef dar's  one side I does hate ter be on dat side  is de losin side, so not likin to th'ew  'way my vote I tuck $10 fum de yuther  feller en swelled his marjority."���������Atlanta Constitution.  BREAKWATER LOOKING SEAWARD.  bottom, 80 feet at surface; depth of water,  SO feet. The route from the divide cut is  through the basin of the San Franciscc  river. It and all other openings are dammed up to make an impounded reservoir,  extending from the divide cut to the main  San Juan at Ochoa, where the river is to  be dammed by an immense work of loose  rock, to be hauled tuorn' the divide cut  This dam is to be 70 feet high and 1.900  feet long. It will raise the water above it  to a level of 106 feet above" the sea, and this  will raise the level of Lake Nicaragua  from 105 feet to 110 feet above tho sea.  Although work  on the canal was  suspended in 1893, much  has already   been  accomplished on the  lower portion of  the  San Juan  river.     For 40  miles the canal  does not follow the course ot the river, but  progresses in a straight line directly west  through   the swamp.     It  is necessary in  order to accomplish anything on this portion of the route  to build  a railroad lor  the transportation of materials, machinery  and stone for construction.     The  road is  equipped for construction work  and supplied with four locomotives, .50 cars, steam  shovel, ballast  unloader, jacks  and other  requisite appliances.    At the railroad, terminus  in the harbor is  a fine wharf, 264  feet   long,   and   equipped   with   modern  steam  conveniences for  handling freight  rapidly.  fl'stimates of the cost of the canal mado  at various  times  and   by different  companies place  the figures all   the way from  $40,000,000  to $120,000,000, but working  engineers who  have carefully gone  over  the details   believe  that  for  the  sum of  $100,000,000 the canal can be finished aiid  equipped  throughout.    The  official   estimates made  by President Warner Miller,  allowing for the cost of the work, including dredging, excavation, construction of  piers and  locks, interest on  bonds during  a time when the canal  is earning nothing  and the cost of  administration place the  figure at $82,000,000, and ahis is regarded  by competent authorities as liberal.   President Miller- estimates that the commerce  which will   pass  through   it  in  the first  year after it is finished will exceed rather  than fall short of 6,000,000 tons, and this,  at ������2.50 per  ton, will  give an  income in  the first year of $12,500,000.    Now three-  fourths of  the trade of  China and Japan  are with Kngiand and Germany. * With the  Nicaraguan canal completed these proportions will be reversed and the markets of  China and the east will be under the control of merchants  in New York and San  Francisco. '  FIRST U. S. XATIO.-'aJ. KSSIGX".  and you will sec tho first idea of  tho flag"  which was to float over the  British   Colonials who   rebelled    against  the mother-  country and   successfully    carried it out.  The idea even in the original flag is British, and in tho present one   the legacy is  from the arms cf tho (British)   Washington family,   which   con������;isteel   of a white  shield with two horizontal   red   bars and  above those three reel stars.  The abolition  of the cross was due to che   conscientious  objections of tho Puritans, as they deemed  it idolatrous.  Court Fools, WlinOwm-el Whole Towtm.  Hitard, who was atcached to Edmund  Ironsides, is the first court jester of.whom  wo have record. He owned the town of  Walworth, a gift from the King. He held,  it through "fpUr ' succeeding reigns; and  ' before leaving England for Rome, where  he spent his last days, he-presented it to  the church, placing the. deed upon the  altar of the cathedral of Canterbury  Galiot,   GaJot.   or   Gollet.   a   native of  -Bayeux, as ono of William the   Conqueror's jesters.    Ho was attached to William,  when only Duke of Normandy, and saved  his master's life by disclofing a   plot   for  his assassination. Berdic was another; he  is enrolled in Domesday Book   as jocula-  tor regis, and   lord   of   three   towns, all  rent free, and five carucates in Gloucestershire;  Rahere was jester to Henry I., and  William   Piculph,   or    Pincoi,    jester   to  King John.    "Master Henry," who.  it is  thought, may   bo   identica'.   with   Henry  of Avranches, the poet;   laureate or versi-  ficator, was jester to   Henry   III.���������:"The  Court   Jesters   of   England," by Amelia.  Wofford, in the St. .Nicholas.  Intellectual   women    make  ������������������vives than theykdo sweethearts.  beter  Drunken  Ants.  Sir John Lubbock has gone to the   ant-  again, and, if he keeps up his   visits and  others imitate him, that   interesting   insect will become useless for Sunday school,  purposes.    Sir John succeeded in getting-  fifty   ants   helplessly    drunk,    and   then,  placed   them   outside   an   ant-hill.    The  sober   ants   came   out,   picked   up their-  friends, and put them to bed to  sleep off  the   effects   of   Sir   John's   liquor;    the.  strangers,   however,   they   sternly rolled,  over into the ditch.���������-New York Sun.  -o   i  -,<"~  *. /i  1 *>* -, i  - ���������������    rl  - r*-f  r ,   '���������' 'i  "      . r"- P  ,1  1    i!������ ' j nT  A'\  -.'//  ' Ail  -., t, I  ���������      "i '���������"'CI  - r    '", 1-1 ���������_.-t-^r'.y_TffieJ*~i-^-_'-���������*_*.��������� i-m mlmoutt  _-rs?_ri--f-rf^-*!M'"���������^^  _B_SSOTW_WSB7S1  !_H-    SSBTE-WEESLY    ICSV/S,    Ct?T_B"S_t,XiA_7_>,    B.    C.    SATURDAY.    _TQV. 26tl_., 1893  THE SIII-11MLY  HIS.  Cumberland,   B. G.  Issued     Every    Tuesday     and  Saturday.  SAtURDAY, NOV, 2Gth, 1S9<3  If Spain yields as now seems  probable, there is less likelihood of  p, general war at present.  The situation between - France  and Britain seems less strained.  That is also the case between Rn--.-  eia and Britain.  Thanksgiving Day here, was  better observed then- usual. Perhaps, if the movement to have it  ^banged to an earlier date prevails,  soae to come directly after the harvest,'Ue. original significance would  become more apparent. It was at  ������rst intended as a day of thankful-  ' nees���������=-a Farmers' Day.    And final  ly became a day of feaslhig and re-  I''' ., joicing  for all classes.,  Let it be  -   ������xed by proclamation at its appropriate time and  its  real  meaning  ' '    '     nnd purpose may be  restored.    In  the meantime, it is well to  observe  ft.    We have too few holidays !  ,-.' ��������� < ������������������   Good blood is the best protection  Against disease; indeed, we can not  ���������u   conceive of a case where the blood  ��������� ,        'Js   pure   of    there   being disease.  '; Good blood is not obtained hy dos  ing, but by pure air, proper exercise  and correct diet. Fpod taken into  the stomach arid not assimilated is  /  ' the chief cause of bad  blood.    If  ���������life is worth living, it is worth  knowing how to live; so much more  can be enjoyed and so much more  "accomplished. But little study is  given to the subject of health, and  the young and heedless will not be  governed by the experience of age.  Ji!ach one must grope in the dark  and stumble, for himself, before he  can be - convinced that a fall may  be unpleasant.  "LOCAL BRIEFS.  Jtenjember the Concert Nov. 29  Mrs, Westwood, of "Nanaimo is vieiting  fur mother, Mrs. W. C. Smith of the Upper Settlement.  Mrs. H. P. Collis, with her two  daughters, returned Wednesday  after an extended visit to England.  Reduction on EVESY Article of  MILLINERY at Mrs. Ostrander's  A much needed work is to be done in the  improvement of the Karrigan road, avoiding  t -.e bills, which m&de it hard to enter upon  and difficult to get out of.  Good rubbers for bad weather at Stcven-       son & Co.  The window display of Mrs. Masters in  "millinery, opposite the Waverley Hotel ia  w���������l worth looking at, not only for thc taste  exhibited hut for the goods as well.  At Comox Bay, Thursday evening, December 1st at K.of P. Kail there will be a eig.fjce..  "Refreshments will be aerveeJ; good music.  Admission for gentleman and  lady 50 cents.  Man's and Boys' Winter Clo'thin-.-.-  Boys'.suits from $1.50; Men's suits'from  .$4.50 at Gus Hauck's.  We learn   that   Mr.    S.    J.    Piorcy   bar-  threshed over 150 tons of   grain this sea.son.  APhia speaks w.eli fer,"   Mr. Piercy'a entcrprU*  and also   for   the   productiveness  of Como?:  farms.  The best of value in blankets at  Stevenson & Co's  A le-tte* has been received in this r,it\  fr< nr John Williams, datee-' at Da'-vscu, Oc'.  ���������28t 1. lie ia on Hunter Creek, washing out  $1.25 p r pun anel wry enjoying goi.d health  The-, ic-i at tha-; time had begun f-.-niiiug en.  the Yukon rive.-r.  Mr. J. wiurr-iv Ih-p.-w,   who   is    fco   tak-.  part in i'm ce-ncwL  ;,..;ct Tuesday   evening.  has been iuvit-.-cl to sing at.   Trinity   Church  jaext Simelay   ev< i:j-.c/.     IIrB   nolo   wili   b-  'The Holy Cil;/."  Ti.oru was a. :mr_t enjoyable  social   given   ,  e-rr Thanksgiving eveuingrat   ihe  Methoelist  Church by the League.       There was a large  y-ij-hi'ving,    Game-8 were numerous   and   in-  ti,r_._ng.    The refreshtnents were excellent.  , The topic of the Epworth League, of the  Methoelist Church, for to-morrow evening  will be '-Great Reforms that 11 id our help."  John 2: 13 25. All cordially invited to  attend and take part.  , See those Ladies' new coats and capes  at .Stevenson & Co's.  Mr, Wm. N. Parsell, piano tuner fr/r the  we-Urkuown firm of M. W. Waitt&Co.,  of Victoria, is in town. Persons wishing  tuning or repairing please leave their ord-_is  at the Cumberland Hotel.  The very latest in Bow, Knot, and  Four-in-hand Ties from' 15 cents, each at  Gus Hauck's  FOR SALE ���������Three or four second hand  oioss cut saws; also axes, wedges, etc.���������Jas  A. Pritchard.  ' We have received a copy of a very neat  calendar from, Tbe Pope Manufacturing Co., for 1899. This annual comes aa a  welcome visitor, and is as much superior in  its way to ether calandara aa the Columbian bicycle,���������which it advertises���������is to all  other bicycles.  FOR SALE.���������A thoroughbred Hol-  stein bull. Enquire of BYRON CRAWFORD, Comox.,    ,  Miss Tweed, of Stevenson & Co's. Department Store, Nanaimo, came up Wed-  - uesday to assist Mr. Purdy. She will attend to all ladies' ware. She has lately re-  luteiraed from England where she made  large purchases of ladies' and children's  wear, aud has brought a splendid assortment with her. Ladies interested in these'  goods will please notice that when she returns, after one week, she will take with her  the balance of these lines remaining,unsold.  Please bear in mind, Gum Boots, Men's  Women's and Children's Rubbers at lowest prices can be had at Gus Hauck's.  CouNTy Court & Court of Revision  and Appeal  A Court of Revision and Appeal under  the Assessment Act 1888 and amend  ments will be held at Court House, Cumberland, on Dec'15th at the hour of 10  o- clock  a.    m.     Also  a  Sitting  ot the '  a  County Court _ame date.  William Mitchell.    ,  Government Agent.  STBANGER. TKA1ST FICTION.  Horse  Swallowed- Alive by   a   Hair  from Its   Own Tail.  The folio wing lei ter* comes from a  veracious correspondent:  "Being an ex-soldier and having o������ly  fifteen months to serve to acquire a title  to a quarter section of land, I went to  Florida in 1885 to put my plans into execution. Not being posted as to tbe landmarks, I had to hire a settler to locate  the land for me, and we had to go about  eight miles.through the woods over bad  roads, with no bridges. W.e went horseback, and in crossing a stream I noticed  that my friend's horse's tail caught in an  old pine stump, pulling a hair from the  tail and leaving the hair fast to the  stump.  "As you know, a horse hair will turn to  a snake when in water, and I made up  my mind to watch that particular hair.  So, after locating my land and getting a  big house built, I took my gun and started out on a hunt, and during my rambles  I came to the stream that my friend and  I had crossed, and, sure enough, there  was the horse-hair snake as big as my  thumb and ovei two feet long. As he  was fast to the stump, I let him alone  and continued on my hunt, bagging some  quail, a rabbit and two squirrels, which  gave me a good mess of fresh meat, As  [ was very busy for the next three weeks,  I had no time to visit my pet snake, so  you may judge cfmy surprise when on  my next visit to find the snake as big as a  stovepipe and over forty feet long. As I  was to have a log-rolling the next week  I kept my that we could have  some fun after wc were through our clay's  work. 1 got everything ready and sent  out my invitations. My friend that showed the land came with the rest of them  and told me that bis horse was lost or  scolen. We all pitched in and did a goeid  day's work and had a good dinner. I  told them my-secret and we went to the  branch. You can imagine our surprise  when we found the snake as big as a saw  log, with a bulge in the middle as big as  .1 sugar barrel.  '���������'Well, to make a   long story   :-;hort, we  killed  ihe snake  and   cut him  open and  my friend's lost horse  tumbled out.    We  thought the horse was dead until he ccr/i-  menc.ed to move, and soon ran around all  n'-j-ht, and iny   friend rode   him home.    I  have heard a great deal about horse-hair  snakes, and   this is   the  only instance   I  know   of   where a horse   was   swallowed  alive by a hair from his own tail.''  ���������Selected.  CORPORATION OF  THE CITY OF  CUMBERLAND.  Scavenger By-Law   1893.  Section I. The City Council may grant  a license-to, or employ any person, company or corporation, for cleaning and re-  ni'dving the contents of any privy vaults,  'rinks, 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. II., No person, company, or corporation shall, within the city, empty  clean, or remove the contents of any privy  vault, sink, or private drain or cesspool, or  reservoir into which a privy vault, wate  closet, stable, or sink drain is drained, without first having obtained a license or being  - employed by the ciuy so to do.  Sec. III. Every person, , company, o  corporation applying for a license as night  scavenger, shall, if his application be accepted, pay a license fee of five doll&rB for  every six months and execute a, bond in the  penal sum of two hundred dollars, ($200)  with two sureties to be- approved hy 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  comply with aud obey orders, directions  and regulations of the Health Officer. Pro-  ���������vieied that such license he not granted un-  til the Health Officer is satisfied that the'  applicant is provided with the necessary  appliances for carrying on scavenging in accordance with this by-law.  Sec. 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 clay scavengers.  Sec. V.    The cleaning, emptying  or   re-  moving^of the contents of.any privy vault,  sink, or private drain ahall be doneu in an  inoffensive manner, and any scavenger, having begun any such scavenger work shall,  without any interruption or delay, finish  thc rrams, and shall in every instance leave  the privy vaults, sinks, or private drains in  as goodVcondition upon the outside' as wheu  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  draiu.  Sec. VII.     The   contents     of    private  drains, privy vaults, or sinks _o removed by  any scavenger shall be conveyed in -watertight tauks or vessels, of such pattern and  description as may from time to time be approved by the Health Officer, a-rd shall be  disposed of in such a manner, under the direction of the Health Officer, as to cause no  offence; and tauks or "vessels shall be  kept clean and inoffensive wheu not in actual use.  Sec. VIII.    Wheu requested, a   licensed  scavenger shall cleanse or empty any vault,  sink, or private drain, or privy, and remove any and all nuisances.  Sec. IX.f 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; .in. and 11 oclock p. m.  of any day, nor shall the contents thereof  be deposited or buried within tbe city limits: Any person violating any provisions of  this section shall be subject to the   penalties  hereinafter prescribed.  Sec X.    Licensed night scavengers  shall  receivo for each cubic toot of the contents  removed from any privy vault, sink, private  drain or cesspool by them cleaneel out or removed a sum not to exceed 25 cents per  cubic foot.  Sec. XI.- Whenever it shall become necessary to empty any privy or privies or remove any night soil from any premises with  m the city or on , cleaning yards, cellars,  back kitchens or other premises whatsoever  if any impure or offensive odor should exist,  chloride of lime, unslacked lime, 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 timo to  time as many persons, upon puch terms and  with such conveyance and appliances as  they may deem necessary for the removal of  j  garbage, offal, swill, and ashes.  Sec. XIII. 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 bylaws 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  f  oue scavenger license shall permit any permit any person to carry on the work of  both night and day scavenger without extra  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 leaking aud spilling, and Bhall be of such pattern and description aa may from time ' to  time be approved by tho ' Health Officer;  and such cart, waggon, or other vehicle,"  wheu not in use, shall not be allowed to  stand ih any highway or Blrcet, 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 sum not to exceed one dollar ($1.00) for  a full load, and 75 cents for a half load or'  less than a half load, for a double team and  half such rates for one horse load; and any  chargf-s m excess of those so made shall be  considered abreach of this by-law.  -- Sec. XVI. Licenses of day and night  scavengers shall be held by them subject to  their observing and faithfully performing  the conditions contained in this by-law and  the regulations that may from'time . to time  be imposed by the Health Officer, and in  case ol nonobervauce of any of the said con  ditions and regulations, the said license may  at any time be summarily revoked tand can  celled by the City Council.  Sec. XVII. For any and every violation  of the provisions of this by-law, a penalty-  of not exceeding one hundred dollars (������100)  may be imposed by the Police Magistrate,  or any two J ustices of the Peace having' ju-  ribdiotion over nffebces against the by-laws  of the City of Cumberland, ponVicfcinc, and  iu default of payment of said penalty - and  costH, the offoneler may be. committed to the  common gaol or look up, there to be imprisoned for any time not exceeding 30 days.  l  Sec.  XVIII.    This by-law may  be   cited  for all purposes as scavenger by-law of 1S9S.  Read the 1st time, July 12, 189S.  "      2nd    "    Sept. 23, 1S98.  ������      3rd    "        "     " 139S.  Reconsidered, and finally passeel   October  2S, 1898. Signed  LEWIS MOUNCE, Mayor.  LAWRENCE W. NUNNS,  City Clkuk.  '  Gordon Murdock,  Third St.        Union, B.C.  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the keg3 and barrels- ������f the  Union Brewery Company Lid of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid  for information  leading to  conviction.  W.  E. Norris, Sec'y  jf ������ 1R    SB 3UJS  "pOR SALS, RANCB-  -^   half  from  Union,   contains  160    acres  One  mile and  a  cres  and will be disposed of at a low figure.    Enquire of James Abrams.'-    ..���������    ��������� " ������������������ .  ^w^ra-___������t__a_era������V-"-i-i iw���������n"~-���������.-_���������������-._������tii-������____���������_-i i ���������    u. 111 w_-,__��������� ��������� ������������������_���������������  THIS IS A SNAP.���������One half Lot 4 in  Block 5, on Penrith Ave., second house  west oi English Church. Neat cottage,  also stable..   See Frank J. Dalby, Agent.  FOR Sale���������One story and a half dwel  ing house of six rooms, hall, pantry, etc.  on easy terms.    Enquire of Jas. Carthew  The best corner business lot in town  for sale for a third less .than its value  Enquire at News Office.  Black smithinG  in all its branches,  and Wagons neat-  lyRepaired-  Eggs,  Vegetables.  -Having secured the Han igan ranch  I am prepared to deliver aily  pure' fresh milk, fresh eggs, and  vegetables, in Union and Cumberland, A share of patronage is  sohciled.      '    ':' '  JAMES REID.  _p(_p-o_r__issio_sr__.___.  YARWOOD  &   YOUNG.  BARRISTERS and .SOLICITORS  Corner of Bastion and Commercial c   " -  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Unioa the 3rd  Wednesday  of  each month and remain ten days.  mmOU__P___M_ilH_Q__MMUH_HH___qaflMH__HBa________MH_HB^M^  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,      '   -  Pkysxcian,    Surgeon   and   Accoucheuh,  Offices : Willard Block, Cumberland  '.Courtenay House, Courtknav.  Hours of Consultation:   Cumberland, 10 to  s    12 a. m. Tuesdays and Fridays.'  Courtenay, 7 to 9-  A. M. AND P. M.   '  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKER"./, Comox, B. G.  C O XJ It T 3C, N,A Y  .Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mc>  . Callurn,"Proprietor.., .   ,  RIVERSIDE. HOTEIi,   J. J.   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    IJZIGHTON,     Black  smith, and Carriage Maker. ,'  * '     .NOTICE'       ',,'    ,.\  Notico is hereby given that I, the under*  signed, John Wilson, intend to' petition the  Licensing Court of the District of Nelson at  its next sitting to be holden on the 15th  day of December 1S98, for a license for the  sale of liquors- by retail at the premises known as the Wilson He>use, situated  on part 1-2 acre S. W. fractional 1-2 of N.  W. 1-4 of section 32 township 1 Nelson Dis-%  trict, being in that part  known 'as  Union  Bay:  Nov. 12, 189S. John Wilson*  Society     Cards  Hiram Locge 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.  ^m^m^mrommBmmcomommmumuBummmi^mm^mmomoKmummmmmmmmmmmoomumomm  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate Wednesdays ot  each month'at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend, v .  ���������.������������������.-.���������"'.;L���������"'".,    John Cq.mbe, Scribe.  ��������� '.;���������"_ i    o; o.   f,    ���������;������������������ yyAy  Union Lodge, No. '1.1. meets e ery  Friday night at S-o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. Anley, R. S.      ;  COME -TO  The News Office  with    your  printing. Reasonable prices prevail  A|.J__^M���������lll������__gK*JB  .raoi-is aaxvms uux>  ���������uotiDa^oid moA" st 'j?xptj_{  stp ^noqt? Smipi *Sr4 Smquo  -sapjps jptp qiiAv stos p3}pAV_  j.DApoof) sqi uo padrxi-Bjs soud pm?  surea jpq_ '_**__ ,poqg _".-lS>> 3IP-  si iJsjo^bui s-q; tuoij lqSx-Ei^s pua?*^  p::_ tIi-qsu__n-i_o._ 'A^rrBrib jo 935tx_l  -vnS _ ;nq 'os Avs s(uutus3r_s o^j      ^  ���������33UJ  2C10O1VXV0  0||i|A^ piro ypvjqw  :9*  y������yT]FJyW_^'.i_^^'m.^  ���������ui jj \ u���������_jw up uMiuaooomncmgaijxuBmimWw  "���������*1  Atll  JI  v   '!  ���������'_  M  M  Simon  Leiser, S0I2 Local   Agent,  i  ??2f?>&


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