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 SEVENTH YEAR.  CUM1ERLAND. B. CY SATURDAY,   OCT.. 28th,  .899'  >f\  War New  *9  L.y. ���������"C"  FROM 8'  Simon P  Nichollesl.& \Renouf,  ''?-"      61" YATES STREET^ VICTORIA, B. C.f  "-' H-ARDWARE,miLL-AND'lMIinNG .MACHINERY.,  *������ AND'������FARMiNG?i:AND:.D:URYING. -IMPLEMENTS  ^b& ALL KINDS:)"' - ;-    :���������-* "^    ���������:     -.'     .   '-  WfeILER'nh"c  v,OTOR'A'  B. C  Furniture,  . \  Carpets,  ���������  Linoleums,   '  Blankets,  Wallpapers,  liable Linens,  Sheetings,  X  ���������   '        Curtains,  X Matting, etc.  Crockery,  Glassware,  Cutlery,  Silverware,  Enamelled-  VVare,  Lamps,  Woodenware,  Bar Outfits,  PRESERVED NATURAL: PALMS.  COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHINGS. |  Largest and Best Appointed Showrooms vest of Toronto, g  i Send for our Large IllmtratHd Catalogue-Mailed Free. $  London,  27tb.���������The 38th Hussars who were sent to enter against  Boers from  Elanslaaght were   cut  off by the enemy,  'but   brilliantly  fought their way ac/oss - the   Beg-  garsberg enemy firing  at  them   at  range of 300  yards   along   parses.  They arrived at  Ladysmith yesterday morning with'"three   of   their  number missiug.    , Telegram   from  Dundee, delayed   in   transmission  says   Boer   artillery , are   shelling  Dundee and former 'Brit.ph camp,  our trcops occupying an entrenched  (camp.    Boer artillery firing at very  long range and shells  are ineffective.    The wounded ,aud   prisoners  still coming in and former   receiving every attention.   '  General Ben  Viljoen is" woum'ei'and a'prisoner ;  .several" members of < the Raad   are  among   prisoneis   at    Ladysmith.  IWai Office return^'show that total-  Brstish calamities since-beginning,  of hostilities reacned- 597;   18 -offi-,  e'ers killed and*. 55   wounded;    76  .men killed arid '485 .wounded; ,13  ���������unaccounted' for.       War   Office  'made,--public  following   despatch,  sent by General White, from Ladysmith: 'to advance guard office sent  out.by me this;morning to get into  'touch with and help.General Yules  command v������ as within 3   miles   of  that column which* had'teinporarily  halted at  Sunday, "noon.    I   havet  . occupied [ all * strong" positions, on  road to.Luttysmith'Sand   have   no  .. further, anxiety about them. . Have  f received*'(rom _ Lorii  Kenderick, ,sig-  ;nailing'(Jfficer of Queen's Regiment  -and other\best accounts of efficien-  cy< of'troops* who   ar-e   an'xious , to  ' mej^nemy<  again. -Jjritest 'Boer  ���������^ofrei^OtfiriHoYd/;    X?+'"'~   v ,'  '   London, 27th.���������Death of  General Synions officially  rnnounced  in  House of Commons to-day.  Pretoria despatch says bombrrd-  ment of Malfeking by' General  Cronje's command, began 24th,  women and children had ample  time to leave town'. Despatches  received are so contradictory its  difficult to outline situation with  "any degree exact. Three or four  facts stand outypermrnently, General Synion's fight at Glencoe was  n.it anything like victory at first  alleged and General Yule would  probably have been annihilated  ��������� had he not retieaten General  White's artillery had a severe engagement in which the rifle did  great execution and success was  only achieved at distressing cost.  Bomb ���������rdmen1. at   Malfeldng has  ooam.encevl   and   Bi-crs   have   got  XiMOBSifALLBOOBS'!. -:  ��������� hi-ff&d        LadSes'      Misses  ^JvliC^a and   Children's  :; ��������� \ , ' JWKETH [from $3 tip,   '  l'"MfLClNERY   A.'.l-rrgt assort:, nent   in   the   Latest  ^ Styles'in trimmed ainl'saMor felt hats;  :    y'   BABIES' BONNETS, BOOTIES AND MITTENS.  :  LipIES^ Kli)'������������������.-GLOVES' 75c: ami 'iU.OO per pair.  :vy 'WRAPPERS, BLOUSES, SHAWLS,    from Great-Brit-  ��������� am, direct! Severe!'cases of goods including Dress Pieces,  ���������������������������-.Umbrella.*, Carpus, Rugs,.Oilcloth's, etc.      Inspection invited  ��������� ^       NEW GOODS OH HAND AT GUS HAUCK'S  ! LUNCH DELrCACIES---Hamburger Steak in 3 lb tins'.  v.'" Beefsteak and Onions in 1 lb aris. Vienna Sausage in^ 1  I. lb ���������tin's:: Frankfurter Sausage ir; 2 lb tins.. Stewed Kid-  '���������'���������'" neys in 2 lb tins. Sliced Hani in 1 In tins. Sliced Bacon  :��������� inllbiins: FOR SMOKERS���������Will's Navy Cut Tobacco,  '��������� Vresiwood Ho Tobacco, Turkish'Cig'areaes.   y   ..'-.���������'���������.. .  V . XABB.IN 10 POuKP-DOlNEB PAILS.' GUSHAUOK  '      /t^A Full Stock of Kubfosi* CJ-o'ods. ���������*>������**���������*������*-,,,o������,~^������������������'  ���������* ~xucn **-**4 n������*ft*fcwwt  ���������at savwen-na.^urbrx' *-������m*w  THE   LARGEST  %  t|,   and most Complete Stock of  Musical  Insirtimentsin B.C.  FLETCHER BROS.,  88 Government St.  Victoria, B. C.  I''   p;0: Box.-143.  I    PIANOS, ORGANS,  I  ;; '���������"������������������"',  (Q  ..     GUlTARg  $ *  &       ���������' : MANDOLINS.  I .''���������BANJOS,.  i\i       ���������'������������������ AUTOHARPS,  % AH the latest  Slid-t   Mnsic  |8 'and Folios-    Finest. Strings  i|) for all ii'if.;l'runieu-ts.. Agents  S ���������' for   the popular   Domestic  |) 'Sewing Machines.      Neecl-  !^t   ies and   parts  for all. ma-  foj chinos   Send for Catalogue.  *Ht������>   <������-?   **���������  ������||V      |JP1  ���������.li"*^*  t t'-f*  - * j*   *���������*  : nisi i>-������iV*i������ *^  '    By kind permission of Captain Fegeh ; , ;-^^'i ���������;  THEGRAN D & SUCCESSF.UKti?  *'-   j L  f pi  I  a b  : :, .-"'-mi  0   B  ������       *���������  *'V'~  \.  .Given as Comox,   Thursday,   by   H:M,S.   Leande^s-j' X^  Variety Gonqpai^y   ���������  will be*repeated with 'alterations,--in     ,    '  %    \  Tu'esfJaii. Oct.Blfl  \1    "f     ������   .  '    r,3--l'[������l  ���������Xvm  . i   .   ,r*. -v*(^ I  I        ^ ,l*������<.ri-2*���������.���������**,%  '���������-��������� -*-* - X?Sp&~  ������m  ���������X'.\*V 4f*i&,i  ..?:.* >"-:^t  .- *:*~hmw\  .     -.���������  *'    -;<7-*.#l  ^mJwkl  'c:  ': All the'best features of  the first entertain ment" andg^j^l  . :  : many NEW  and    EXCELLENT ��������� items. [   .TKi^'%s:^  j  \ 'troupe gives concerts -worthy   of. professionals,, _Ask!^^  '��������� -'��������� those who attended last Thursday night,  ':> :       The Leander leaves Wednesday, so tl          ^  ���������  : ly the'''LAST OPPORTUNITY* of   hearing . this.<g:^  :> croupe for manv months.                     ., ;       ..    * *; AA.*:r.h"sr:,4^'  : ; ;      .A' Dance will follow tlie Ooncert.;,;'. ;-*i^  c-*;t-  - '.V/'L  s j~,**i|  '*d-^'J-j--^;i?>'4  ���������y>   * t, '    r������ti������. .+ ,.'fO  .    .     !    .    .    .    .V   y'Vifi    -v *i J  Hussars prisoners safely, to Bretg-,  ria. '; C- a m*,p ayi,g n. is being '  rushed by Boers so strenuously and'  on such grounds that situation ������of(  British is cause for ^depression.',,  Gord~on, Highlander-3:~.~ and ' R^yal >  Rifles have been practically,,with-'  out officers'since fight and .145 officers have been ordered to , leave  ��������� England immediately. Details of  fight at Free'Frontier state that  White commanded personally 5th  Lancers were on either flank, first  came on contact with Boers at mod  erate spirit where 5000 occupied  strong ridge whei.ee they opened  fire at 150 yards hitting several  British, meanwhile Hussars and  Natal Carbine advanced through  opening in ridge under lire of guns.  About 9 o'clock Boer guns stationed at Crest, of Maitawanokop opened fire with ^grcat accuracy on  main force which had come up but  shells failed to explode and British  artillery"silenced opposition. Whole  Bri'ish force then advanced and  tacion became general. Large  g*dy of enemy occupied strong pos  ition atM.itu'.vanokopand precipitous ridges surrounding it. British euns shelled position ancl Infantry advanced under cover of  fire of Gloucester and Devonshire:-,.  Boers fired with such withering  fire that thirty of attaches dropped  within distance of 100 yards.  ' White sent Carbineers and Liver-  pools to near where a fierce artillery duel ensued. The Boers remained cool and replied to British  maximans with incessant rifle fire.  The English artillery swept the  hill and forced Boers to retreat to  another High ridge where they were  soon dislodgad.. They reformed,  but were again rushed upon by volunteers and driven back to the  main force at Mattanawokop, but  were seen leaving very soon after.  ' It wati announced last'evening  that Jules was in touch with White.  Orders were issued to-day for 50,-  000 additional troops to sail for  South Afsica between 1st and 8th of  November. Reported that Boers  are   again   near     Kbaansgte   and  Freestate , with  'iorccs:^^Se^ral^  'thousand strong occupy,thg.stajtion^SI  Ofe-fcl   '   26i^ominvaiader?mCh:ief^^FieM  ���������C   !  earlier practise? when.the'repprte^of (GpMr<^  al Sir .'.George'. Stewart ^ .TVhyjbB^BrjM^  coinuiander in Natal, woa ^given^out toastai'^  ally aa s������oou aa received.  ' The , oommander*,. ���������:'  in-chiet'a   summary   read- in tbe hooaeojl*',^  commons yeeterday spoke of General Whytd &  having fought a successful nation wbereaaux-'  General Whyte's own account puw an env-Y  tirely d:6erent complexion on the situation '���������7  and reduces the movement to its proper pro*^.  portions  and shows  that  further " exciting!-  xntelligeuce   may   he   expected ���������from   th%-  s me quarters at any moment. ,   ^ "   '  CHAMBERLAIN ACCUSED. XX'X  Ocb.   26 ���������During the  debate on' the sec* y  ond reading of the appropriation bill in the >  house o! commons to-day  Mr. Jas. -H. Dal  i-iel,   Liberal   member,  for   Kirkcaldy die*J���������*  trice, expressed the  opinion that one of the  greatest difficulties in arrling at    a  settle-   <  ment Avish Kruger had been that, rightly o������**>  wrongly, Kruger believed  Chamberlain and,  Rhodes   were   identical.     He   added  that *���������  Mr. Chamberlain had   given   grounds   for  this belief by suppressing telegrams, where*'  upon the colonial secretary  tartly   replied,  ��������� I have lifaver suppruised telegrams.    I have  nob got them.'  BRAVE BOERS. -  The coolness, bravery and good aim ol  ������oer HoMiein cau \w judged from the fa������6  thatou-s of 17 oi JS-uBcers with half the  Gordon Uign landers, four were killed and ,  13 Abounded, while the casualties among the  rank aud lilo were 27 per. cent during less  than three hours' fighting. ��������� . -  Oct.    27���������Dundee  has been captured*  BIRTH..  Mrs. L. W. Hall, Cumberland, B������  C.': October, 23rd, a .son.  Owing to delay in transportation of paper  Ave are compelled   to    print, half   size thia  week.  Mr. J. C. McGill, Barrister, came  up from Vancouver Wednesday.  Mrs. Little returned this week.  .Samples of wheat groAvn by . Pigott and;  Scharff on Hudson Bros.' farm, Comox  have been sent to the Paris ExpoBitfon.-  Mr. S.   Leiser was in town this..  week. ������������������^war"������gw*mi���������������������t*yctw������������-��������� jm   ������������������������ ih'hm'ii nuni",.^ w.i������,.i.i..������mii<n.������������    "ww  ��������� ���������yyffininjY,yw ������i������^,mw ��������� p, >frin*������"w*rffw,.������������Tv^ff.v������ mi mumm..���������i m i mm     umiwp  i n* minium* ,p ������������������hiw.^imi ������������������wwi ���������h h. . . ji< .  Hi t*m  THE    CUMBERLAND   NEWS.  ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������'  ammnmaiv wi������       .- -.. ...  ��������� ������������������ ��������� ������������������ ��������� ���������  M. E. Blsaett Editor.  The ctilutniiH of Tjik News are open to all'  ���������b* wish to expnjsti therein views on matt-  *ri *������f pnblio  interest,  1    While we do n-t hold '���������urseh'f*-'   r*esj>r>u������i  hit) f������ir tlit; uttOfanccA ������*t o<n tespoi'denu,* *=���������  reserve   th������- r-.gho    of   dvvlhy.mj   to  iuti^-it  ���������ommunica in������s unimocswril'V  i^rsniMally.  - VT Advertisers who want their &d  changed, should get copy in by  IX M.m. day .before ia-me  T< - r  MM    ' W Ll <*tm  ��������� tf^HM'W  SATURDAY,   OCT.,   28th,    1899.  WEST COASff MINING.  W   M. Ilrow'-r   In Eujriuefci'ing aiwl Mining:  '      Journal.  lUnttl  -within  the past  two years but  , little attention   has    been  given   to the  l>������tcrop-j on'the West Const of Yaucou-  '.'���������wvi  Wuud,  Ui)d    their copper contt-iits.  / lioringj thtJ paHt few months the writer  ' feu* been engaged in examining and de-  ���������   " feloping  some   of  these  prospects.      In  i niany rctspectj- he has found characterio-  '    ; fiea    associated   with    these    proapeots  ��������� which, m his experience, are unique. In  ,- ihe  first  place,   nearly   all  the  outcrop-  .|**ug������   which  overlie     ehajcopyrite     ore  - ���������Jong the West Coast of the lolun'd are  ' .''.' couiposed of a high-grade ma-jnetite. The  ' luaKOCtiv qualities- of some of these out-  ",>;/,erop*B aro so pronounced that the mngno-  '���������'\}> tita poiwessee polarity.     Analyses made  ' '���������;��������� for other parties show a yield of 02 or  ' r bH per cent, of 'metallic ,ii*on, with only  ''tract*'<>* phosphorus and silica.     Ac a  . vWy (-hallow depth masses of chalcopy-  ���������; ritet yielding in  some instances aa high  ,',: m 32-6 1** cent, of copper, occur asso-  .  v'iated with the magnetite;    and in one  '  ^stance, which recently came under the  1 , -writer's  observation,   a    solid  body, of  ' ��������� high-grade chalcopyrite,  fully  four feet  io thickness, occurs within six feet   of  -' the 'Wriuee,'  '' ' * Cimally this solid -sulphide ore carries  ,')6w'Talu������s~in gold.     Probably aa aver-  ;.Vpg������.of 92 per ton would be fairly l-epre-  ."! . Vptniative.     'licit  iu  some  instances  de-  1   ''vclopmittt . has    determined  the  occurrence   of  narrow   stringers  of   pyritoua  ^y.qnkiit^'aojsoeiated with the sulphide oreb,  / ' .-which"yield by assay more'than $20 per  .'.,'!������**������'i������ gold."'    In  the districts examined  -.   ith*' conn try  rock , in  usually  crystalline  .   lUu&toue,- with dikes of igneous rock as  \   "iutiosions.     8ouietiin.es the outcrops of  " niaguetitf iron ore are found in the lime-  '    *toae  itself,   but  they   uoualiy  occur  at  ���������  " the ''contact  between   the limestone  and  igneous rock,  or    in     fissures     cutting  through 'the  igneous   dikes.      Most   of  thet-e dikes are apparently composed of  qnartB-diorite.     The trend of the country rock is conformable with that   of the  Island,   northwesterly;   but  the  line   of  strike of    iuo������-t of    the    ore bodies is  *��������� naqally northerly  or  northeasterly.  Jj������de mining on Vancouver Island is  merely in its infancy. In fact, 175 feet  is the Kivatest depth which has yet 'been  attained on any of the ore bodies. In  one instance where this depth had been  attained, the writer is informed that  both the continuity and the grade of the  pre were maintained. At another location, recently A'isited by the Avriter, -he  found that high-grade chalcopyrite  pccnrred at a depth of about 120 feet;  -put this had not been either crosscut or  drifted on.  Although the outcrops of magnetite nre  "Usually quite persistent in length, especially  when   they occur in  fissures in the  igneous dikes, yet the writer has failed  to find'any-instance where the lodes-can  be traced for any considerable distance  without:'a'break.     On Bear river, at the  head of'Bodwcll Sound, which connects  with Olaybquot. Sound, pome of the outcrops can be traced easily for a distance  pf from 500 to 700 feet-     Another instance where the outcrop can bo traced  (or about the same distance, occurs   on  Anderson    lake,    Avhich     empties     into  Uchucklnsit harbor, which connects with  Barclay  Sound.      Still  another, instance  occurs near Ooidstroam,  about'10 miles  ''northwesterly  from Yictoria.     Thin last  outcrop, how-over, ia composed of gossan  instead of solid magnetite. j  Usually when the outcrops nre  found   j  on   the  contact Ix-twoon   the  continuity of the ore bodies between the  masses of outcrop.  The Avriter has observed several places  where the outcrop of ' magnetite iron  ore occurs in the crystalline limestone.  Such occurrences are apparently limited  in extent, aud 'do not appear to possess  permanency, but rather impress one  Avith the idea that their structure has  the same pockety and irregular characteristics .as belong to the limonite ore  ileposits in the Southern States. The  correctness of this impression can only  be proved by actual mining operations,  which have not been, up to the present  time, .sufficiently extensive on this class  of outcrops to determine either the extent  or permanency  of  the  ore  bodies.  So far as the grade of the various outcrops is concerned, there i-- but little, if  any,' di'Torciice betv.ven those occurring  on the igneoirs rocks, on the contact or  in the limestone. Besides the outcrops  of chal copy rite, bornite occurs in some  localities, Avith heavy wpar as the gangue-  There is, such 'an ,occurrence on Deer  creek, AA*hich empties into Tofiuo Inlet,  where a fairly high-grade bornite is quite  plentiful at and near the surface; but  the Avrit'er is informed that as depth has  been attained, the bornite has given  place to chalcopyrite of good grade. A<  syndicate is developing this property. It  appears that bornite is more plentiful  nortliAvefit than southeast of Olayoquot  Sound. Except the deposit on Deer  creek, the Avriter knows of no othor discovery' where bornite has been found in  any quantity to the 'southeast of Sidney  Inlet, Avhich is about 35 miles up the  coast from Olayoquot.  The belt of country in which the crystalline limestone and the igneous rocks  occur forms a very interesting study in  geology. But it is so complicated, and  In placets the faults are so numerous,  though limited in extent, that much time  is requisite to make a thorough survey.  The mountains on the Island ATary in  altitude from 1,000 to about 7,000 feet.  They aro covered A\*ith a densely heavy  growth of timber and underbrush, which  renders exploration Jn the interior extremely difficult. Consequeutly prospecting operations, up to the present  time, have been confined to the immediate vicinity of the shores of the. inland  wtv*er������ >uul streams emptying into'them.  The numerous navigable Avaterways connecting AAith the Pacific ocean on the  West Coast of Vancouver Island have  furnished the means, in thecpnst, for  pi-ospeerors to explore the country near  their shores, and in the future will prove  - one of the most important feature*' to  aid in ihe deA'clopmeut of the country,  because they will furnish the cheapest  possible transportation for supplies, ore,  etc.  Mineral occurs in apparently three distinct zones, each of which has a norih-  Avesterly trend, while each mineral deposit h,ss its own individual line of  strike. The most southerly of these  zones is the belt of semi-crystalline slate,  which traverses the extreme southern  portion of the Island from Goldstream to  ne-nr the headAvaters of the San Juan  river. This zone furnished, some 30  odd years ago, a considerable amount of  placer gold, Avhich was found in' the  I������cach and Sooke rivers and their tributaries. Northeasterly from this belt of  slate oecurn the- main "belt of igneous  rocks, which in places is several miles in  width.  An imaginary line, drawn from Saan-  ich Inlet, on the southeast coast of the  Island, northwesterly, passing along the  head of the Alebrni Canal,- and thence  to the northAA-est coast of Quatsino  Sound, would practically mark the division between the sandstones and conglomerates of the coal-measures and the  crystalline area. On some of the numerous islands in the sounds which connect  Avith the Pacific Ocean, deposits of magnetite, with some associated copper, pyrites, have .been discovered; but on none  of them has' there been any nxtensive  dcA-elopment work performed.  CHILDREN'S & MISSES'  ���������.Pin af o res���������  in  Muslin   ancl   Lawn,   Embroidered .and  Plain,  from  75c Up.  Some    new   Hats   for  girl!  GETTING READY FOR MARKET.  Seal Skins Being Prepared for Shipment  ' at  a   Rapid   Rate.  VERY CHEAP and . i  STYLISH.  I am prepared to do all kinds  of fancy wi rk for those who  have not time to make articles* for  Xmas Presents  bnt would like  to  give them.   o   Place vour orders and  get your work in good  time.  Miss IcQnfLrru, First St,  ��������� CUMBERLAND, B. C.  THE CHURCHES.  The magic lantern' service at  Trinity Church Sunday evening  was attended by quite alargecrbvvd  The views illustrating the life of  our Lord were, many of them, very  beautiful. The Ecce Homo and  the scene representing St. John and  the Virgin Mother after the Crucifixion weae clear and mos't striking.  When' the view of the Crucifixion  was put on the screen, a thrill of  awe pervaded the congregation.  One is impressed by means of this  physical representation of the most  wonderful fact in the history of the  human race and the reality of a  dying God is brought ohome more  forcibly'.thus than by any amount  of word painting. The service wan  brought to a close by Rev. J. X-  Willemar giving henediction.  During the evening   the talented  organist,..Miss   Bertram,    rendered  several exquisite voluntaries.  *  * *  An elaborate program is being  prepared for.the Methodst Sunday  School anniverstiiy next week.  Special service will be held Sunday  morning. In the afternoon, hymns,  recitations, etc. will be given in  place of the regular Sunday School  class and in the evening a sermon  will be delivered along the lines of  Sunday School work. For Tuesday  evening, a cantata is being pre; ar-  ed under the direction of Mr.Hicks-  which ensures its -,.eing a musical  treat.  Mass was celebrated at 8 a. m.  Sunday in the Catholic Church.  An organ had been placed in the  church and Miss Bertram played.  Mr. Segiave, the Miss Browns and  others sang. Rev. R. Verbeck delivered an able and instructive sermon.  crystalline  limestone and   igneous  rocks,   they   cannot be traced  as   readi'r  alone the  1'ne  of strike as Avhen  they occur in fissures  \n the igneous dikes.     The contact-outcrops occur In m-i'-Hes or pockets, j-omo-  ti*n������������>   covering-   a   considerable   area   of  gronnd.   and   off."n ��������� disposed   in   n  tolerably regular line, but with no indications  on the surface that there is any rrnnec-  ���������irin   befM*f>pn   the  different pockets.      Tt  1b not safe to form an unqualified onin-  ioi-   is   to the nev-niaintenance of   continuity nlong the l!ne of strike. bec-Hiso  the'ground is often coA'cred wi'h such a  th'/'knefsf-, of mow. or at other times de-  bri.������ from nMder-. tha* it would be neefs-  s.'iry to do cons;d rab'e work on the fr.tr-  faee *r> prov*. thi- '������������������Hsteren <->,  non- -������xist-  once   of     the   cur ���������������������������������������������v\      At  no  location  where   inas-.ses   of   outcrops   occur   alw-rig  the   contact   has   snflioient   underground  WQrft  hop". {K'-r-fqi/mi'd,  to  defonnijic    the  The Avarchouses along tho waterfront  present   busy  scenes   those  days.     With  sealing   schooners   arriving   at  ���������the   rate  of two and three a day skins have to bo  quickly  handled  and  it  is  this  Avork of  preparing the pelts for the London market   that:   is  causing  tho  activity.      The  sealei-R   have   generally   done   well   this  year  and  should  fair  prices  be  realized  the  industry  Avill  be  put on  a  strong������r  footing than it has been since the business  started  to  decline some years  ago.  Very little buying if any has been done  yet   and   what, local   prices   will   be   no  one Avill venture to say.    There are six  of   tha   sealing   fleet  j*et  to   return   and  these,   it   is   estimated,   Avill   make   the  total catch for the season something like  20,000 skin-* or 36.4S1 skins for the year  Avhich  is  an   improvement  over  that  of  last year.  -<���������������-  I'., is -i -tr, - ge fact that injuries  t"i the ton m'" whether of man or  a-iimnl ' e.-i'l more quickly than  t ��������� re of any other part of the system. Jnju ies by the tongue are  t- m lon.'^-st jiea.Jing-,  A series of small robberies in  Cumberland and Union lately was  followed Saturday by the arre-t of  two boys agpd 12 and 13. Sums  aggregating $20 had been stolen  from Messrs. Hauck, Magnone and  Tha & Co. The case came up Saturday, when judgment was reserved  till Monday. Taking jinto consideration the youth of the offender?-,  Judge Abrams imp- sed the minimum penalty���������$20 fine.  Messrs. Clovis & Magone who  applied for a wholesale liquor licence in this town belong to Nanaimo,   -0 :   A call has been extended to Rev.  Mr. Cleland of Sandon by Comox  Presbyterian Church, If hefehould  accept the congregation will be f or-  in securing the services of a gentleman who will no doubt prove extremely popular.  The Phonograph or Grapho-  phone is, a good entertainer for  those long winter evenings. I can  sell you a Graphophone from $J3  up; and a phonograph from $25  up- Qhas Segrave, Agent,  P'pEfih Lager BeepJn^e^rovmnce ,  STEAM -Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  A reward of $5.00 will be paid for information  leading to conviction  of,  o-i'r-ons withholding or destroying any ��������� kegs  belonging to  this  company, li  '    HENRY REIFElX 'Mapaamt  55i5S,  \i  THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.    ���������   ���������   ���������  ���������������   ���������   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.  ! Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated.!  Indispensable to Miming Men.  ! THREE DOLLARS PER YEAR. POSTPAID.  SAMPLE COPIES FREE.      ' ,  MINING AND SCIENTIFIC-PRESS,  220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Cal.  re GEORGE FORD, nECEASEn.  NOTICE is hereby, given; that all  creditors and other persons having any claims upon the estate of  George Ford, late of Hornby Island, deceased, who died on the  23rd day of May, 1899and whose  will was proved, in the Supreme  Court of British Columbia oh  the 18th day of oAugust A. D.,  1899 by John Ford and George  ���������Hetherbell, the executors-therein  named, are requested to send by  post in writing prepaid particulars of their claims to the under-  'sianed, Solicitors for the executors, on or before the 15th day of  October, 3899 after which date  the Executors will proceed to distribute the Estate amongst those  entitled thereto, having regard  only to .those of which they shall  then havcsnotice. ,      _  All   persons indebted   to   the  , said 'estate are  requested to  pay  i ' 1  their indeptedness to   the Execu-  tors or the undersigned.  Dated this 17lh d������y of September, A. D., 1899.  Dumbleton & Anderson, Solicitors,  39^ Langley St., Victoria, B. C.  II.1AITT & Co.  ���������DEALERS IN���������  Pianos &   Organs.  Musical Instruments  ���������AND���������  MnsiosJ lerclianilise  Phonographs  and^mamma\  G raph ophones.  -o-  . SAFES, BILLIARD TABLES, TYPEWRITERS,  LAWN TENNIS, .HOOKEY ancl GOLF GOODS.  -o-  BICYCLES AND BICYCLE SUPPLIES  60 Government St. Victoria  FOR SALE:   Old  ply at News Office.  papers.    Ap-  50 VEARS������  EXPERIENCE.  TRADE  MARKSr  DESIGNS,  COPYRIGHTS  &0.  Anyone sendinpr ������ sketch and description may  quickly ascertain, free, whether an Invention is  probably patentable. Communications strictly  confidential. Oldest agency for securing patents  In America.   We have a Washington office.  Patents tal?en through Muun <& Co. reoeiTO  special notice in tho  SCIENTIFIC 'AMERICAN,  beautifully illustrated,   largest circulation o*  tifif * *-    ���������  Address  MUMN    &   CO.,  $M USMdway. New Ycqrk.  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCT  TheH.B.A.Vogel  Commercial Golleoe,  P. O. Box 347,  Vancouver, B.-C.i"  We teach Business, Book-keep-.'  ing,   Shorthand', , Tvpo������\rHi,'g.   .  and     the      general     English',,  Branches,    ^tt" The demand  for office help is  larger, than  f,  the .supply.  Send fok,..Illustrated Prospectus.  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOObi'1  !<���������������������������  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services': inY'  the evening.    Rev. J.   X.  Willemar.  rector. -'  METHODIST CHURCH.-ServicksJ  at the-usual-hours morningy and evening. ������������������  Epworth 'League meets  at" the close  of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.'  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor       ,    , ,   ;.--,  '  "      "    1 ' ' r'(       ���������  ST.  GEORoEv-      KESBYTERIAN^  CHURCH.   Services at 11  a.m. and  7 p. m. Sunu.ty   School; at 2:30:    Y.fP'i  S. C. E. meets at' the  close, of evening���������  service.    Rev. W. C.   DobDS.pastpr. \ ,'J  St. John's Catholic Church���������Rev.  J.. A. Durd.nd, P<-.Htor. Mmi on Sunday*  at 11 o'clock a. m. Sunday School in  the afternuoH. /-:<  Cumberland  Hotel.  1 1,  COR. DUNSMUIRAVEXUE  AND   ' SECON D :   STREETjV'  CUMBERLAND,;B1 C.;^  Mrs. J. H. Piket, Prop* ietress.      ' ;  When in Cumberland he sure  and stay at the Cumberland  Hotel, First-Class Accomodation for transient and permanent boarders.  Sample Rooms and   Public Hall  Run in Connection  with  Hotel.  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per day.  000000000 0000000000  o  o  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming at  reasonable rates.  D. KILPATRICK,  Cumberland o  000000000 0000000000  o  o  o  o  o  c  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  r.  Esquimalt & Janaimo. fiy.  **<?%%$$  f������"i  Steatnahip City of . Nanaimo will   sail  as'  follows, calling at way ports as freight aud  pasf-engers may ciffer*  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo  Tuesday 7 a.m,  '      Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  Comox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m  k      Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m.  _ OB Freight  tickets  and State*  room apply   on hoard,  GEO. I*. OOUBTNEY,  Traface Manager  I ATMOSP HE li IU WAV fa. S.  The following is'part of the interesting  paper on Atmospheric Waves and Tidai  Phenomena by M.r. F. 'Isapier ]>������-nison,  of the meteorological service at Victoria,  read at the last meeting of the Natural  History Society: ' \  Ar the subject unu>r consideration tonight lies with.u .our atmosphere, let us  fret briefly giance at the primary forces at  work within this huge alt-iel Ocean, .it the  bottom or ou the shoals of which we live.  .This vast gaseous mass, wl^s* upper limit  |��������� now known to extend 100 ni les, is kepi  In constant motion by solar action. At the  equator the air expands under the vertical  solar rays, becomes lighter and rises, giving  place to the inflowing heavier surface air  frcm either side, wh.eh is tonbtantly being'.  heated and converted into an enormous ascending column,,, which at a great altitude  overflows towards the poles. And, owing to  the earth revolving upon its axis, these upper'poleward currents aie deflected to the  ,tight,' as tbe surface '���������trades' also are.  This  constitutes   the  primary   atmospheric  'circulation. The velocity ot this poleward  drift is greatest In winter and least iu sum-  liter?. One can scarcely real.ia the great  velocity of these upper currents, when dur-  'l������g,a line, wintry day* we casually watch  the plume-like cirrus clouds, or more coui-  ^imou ������������������mar.'sytads," appear in the/west  and apparently''leisurely float acios-* our  meridian. Accurate measurements have  shown that'the average velocity of these in  winter Is over 100 miles an hour, aud per-  emally 1 have observed Ithe not uncommon'  velocity'of lao miles.' In summer GO miles  \per,nour is'their average rate of movement  >t heights varying from 5 to 10 miles above'  ' UB."    >',v       ,  /"-.Now1 that, wc have seen what tremendous  ;Ju������iseen' forces exist above, let us turn our  'attention to the probable cause of atmospheric waves as we And them recorded up-"  ou' bur  sensitive   narogiaphs.      The    late  vProf. Helniboltr, of Beilln, has clearly dem-  r or at rated   that   wa\ es   can  be   formed   in,  the air between  stata  of  different  densities,   when these  are  travelling  either  at  different'-velocities "or   la   opposite   direc-  'tlous.    The exploration of the first 10,000  feet of our aerial envelope by special kites  carrying automatic Instruments has proved  that well defined difference's In teinperatuii  sad   density   do 'exist   between  buccesslve  air strata passed through;   and all  of  us  ��������� have noted'the ma.ked uudnlating chaiacter  of the clouds upon     certain     du,} s.    Such  > clouds, indicate the presence of atmospheric  waves,   their upper' surfaces corre-poudiug  f^.. to the, crests.   . *  ty'v'or several  je:rs 1  have  been  studying  I ��������� tthci>e wavvs as recorded n,.ou the1 sensitive'  \  iuHlrum<.uts at'the,"Toronto Observatory, in  '���������   conjunction, with' oiir.   synoptic -.weather  U-harts. *.The  results  of -.tUU- Investigation  -���������l.avt; throw u'coiis'derable* light upon their  probable orig n and bearing upon different  '��������� tVl'es  of" appr laehing *we.ither,   and   after  their publication in various scientific journals. Including  the Brulsli  Assocatlon  He-  port for 1SU7,  many    enc< uraglug    letters  were  received   from  vura-us  parts  of  th.  pclentillc  world.  In.ludliig ������,ues from  Lord  Raylclgh,  Sir  William Wharton and  Prof.  ( Geo.   Darwin,  i  '    A brief summary of the chief points al-  I ��������� ready deduced may  hero-be stated  before  '    describing how recent local researches attending   to   piove   what  already   has   been  suggested:  At Toronto���������That marked atmospheric  waves are recorded upon the sensitive burc-  ��������� graphs, when the barometer is high over  ' the lake region, aud an important storm  area is appro- cliiug from tlie southwest  or, west, whereas should the latter approach  from the northwest or pass to the north- -  k ' ward, only minute uudulations will be re-  l corded. The explanation suggested is that  when the barometer Is low (that i.-;, th"  nir light) to the southwest, as in -the former case, the a.r at a moderite height ,  ii hove' us tends to move toward-? this depression.' This sets up an opposing current to the rapidly moving upper poleward  drift; therefore waves are set up along  their boundary surfaces which extend down  to the bottom of our aerial ocean, where  we find them recorded. In the ease of a  storm area from' the northwest or noith.  the lower air Is moving approximately in  the same d.reetion as the p-imary upper  cirreut (.viz., from the southwest to north-  cast), hence an unbroken though rapidly  falling trace is observed.  That these waves often appear during line  calm weather,, and bcf..r������ the loci I b rem-  oter'beg'ns to fall preceding the approach  of  storms  from' the  southwest.  That these aerial waves or l)i'l>ws In  passing over both lakes and oceans tend to  pet up upon their surf c-s undul.ttio.iK  which upon lakes have been termed  "seiches" and upon oceans "secondary tid-il  undulations." Those assertion-- are bas *d  i-pon actual records from Lake Ont-ri),  and tho study of over 1.0J0 Canadian Atlantic tidal records, and corresponding  weather  charts. '  That secondary tidal undulations exi.-st  throughout the world to a greater or less  degree, their t-me interval and amplitude  varying according to the location of station,  being least along an open coast, and greatest at the end of a long, shallow bay.  A LUXURY in'teleghapiiy.  "A Ten-Word Message Almost as Expensive as a First-Class Passenger  \  The management of the Canadian Pacific telegraphs are in receipt of official  advices including the new temporary tariff on messages for Skagway and points  beyond, over the wires of the White  Pass & Yukon railway,, and the new government line, to Dawson.  'These, for the distance covered, go.on  record as the highest tolls in any' part  of the civilized world; and while everyone will allow that a high rate is'permissible for Dawson business, it is nevertheless the opinion of old telegraphers  that the rates announced are beyond the  Jim-it of justification.  Particularly is this true with regard to  the railway's stretch of wire, for which-  nil commercial or press business is what  may be termed a "pick-up." From  ���������Skagway to Bennett, a distance of but  41% miles, for example, the rate is $1.00  for a ten-word message, and live cents  for each additional word.  This is. at the rate of more than two  ] cents per mile,  or  as much  as a  firsr-  | cla'ss passenger ticket costs on a great  I  many lines.  The" complete tariff for points reached  by the far northern wires, inclusive ol  25-cent local  service  ironi  the office  in  H,this   city,   is   as   follows   to   the  places  named:  Each  Extra  1 ' Ten  Words.     '   Word.  Shops*,   Alaska   .' $ .75 ? .03  Glacier, Alaska,     1.00 .05  ' Summit, Alaska     1.05 .05  Middle   Lake,   Alaska   ..    1.15 .05  liennctt,   B.  C     1.25 .05  Cariboo Crossing, N.  W. ,  T   ..   ..-     1.50 .10  Taglsh,  N. W.  T     1.00 .10  Miles Canyon, N. W. T..    1.75 .10  White Hoise,  N.W.T.   ..    1.75 .10  Lower   Lebargp.   N.W.T.    2.00 .15  Hootahnqua,   N.W.T.   . .<   1.75 .15  Kive Klns-vrs.  N.W.T.   ..    3.0") .20  Port Selkirk.  N.W.T.   ..    3.50       -,       .20  Dawson,   N.W.T 4 00r .20  qjxnnnnririJiivtnnririruxriJi^^  Shorey's  Clare Serge Suits  Made of   -  Fast Blue  Serge  20 oz. to  , the yard:,  Not made  to order  but made  to fit  Sold only by  i  . tbe best  Clothing  dealers for  12.00  Tailors' price for the same  * _ *      '    *       '  goods $20.00.  , ouuinnnjuuuwuyi  Y. ,       jr r  , ncjje  uuue,b may   oe   nau  o.  Stevenson &. Go'.  ���������    '  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY given tha*  application will he made to th������  Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at it>  next se-sion for an Act to Incorporate a Company with power to  cnstiuct, equip, maintain and'  operate either ,a standard or narrow gauge railway for the pur  po-e of carrying passengers  ami  ' ��������� freight, in eluding all kinds of mer  .fchandisp, from a point in Comox  ��������� District, Vancouver Island, siiuaU  on" the 50th Parallel on or near  che East Coast of Vancouver Island,' thence in a, northerly direction by the most feasible route  to a point at or near Cape Scott  or some other suitable point at  or near to the North end of Vancouver Island, with power to construct, 'operate and maiinaii  branch lines t-> the Coast on either side of Vancouver Island and  to other points and all necessary  roads, bridge*, ways and ferries,  and , to build, own, ;md maintain wharves, docks stw-  'mills and coalbutikers; and with  power to build, equip, own, main  t-iin and operate steam and other vessels and boats and to.oper  'ate the same on any navigiblc  waiers i oi meeting with tlie said  raii way line or branches thereof,  and wi-ii power to build, own. e  quip, operate and maintain te'-  egraph and telephone lines ii-  connection witii the said railway and branches, and to carry  ,o*i   a   general  express business,  ���������"������nd to build and operate all  kinds of plant for the purpose of  supplying- light, heat, electricity  and any kind of motive power,  and with power to  acquire water rights and to  construct dams and flumes for  improving and increasing the  ���������water privileges, and with power  to expropriate lands for the pur-  popes of the Company, and to acquire lands, bonuses, privileges  and other aids from any Govern-  ���������**��������������� '  ment, municipal corpdr.it"on or  bthtr per.-ons or bodies corpor  a'e **nd with power to leafce and  to connect and make traffic and  other arrangement" with railway, steamboat or other companies now or hereafter to be incorporated, and with power to make  wagon roads to be used in the  construction of such railway and  in advance of the same and to  levy and collect tolls from all  persons using and on all freight  passing over the paid ��������� railway  ancl such roads, branches, ferries,  wharves and vessels built or  owned by fthe company, whether  built or owned before or after'the  construction of the railway;'and  with all other usual, nece sary  or incidental powers, rights  and privileges as may be  necessary or conducive  to the attainment .-of  tbe above objects or any,of them.  Dated, at Victoria, B. *C.,' this  9th day of October,' A. D.' 1899.  H. Maurice ,H ills,  Solicitor for tlie Applicants.  -  .     ���������.-���������>     ���������  COURTENAY,  - Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,   A.   H.   Mc-  Callum, Proprietor.'    jf  GrEORGE   B.    LEIOHTON,     Black  .      a1, y  smith and Carriage Maker.  I Have Taken an Office  in the Nash Building,  Ounsmuir Avenue, ' Cumberland.     '  .and am agent for" the following  reliable . insurance    companies:  Thie Royal'   London   and   Lancashire-and Norwich Union. -1  "am  prepared to accept  risks at  current" rates.    I am  also agent  - *    '!'���������  for the Standerd Life  Insurance  Company of Edinburgh and the  Ocean Accident Company of England. Please call and investigate before insuring^ in any other  Company.  JAMES ABRAMS.  Notice.  CHANGE  OF  CORPORATE   NAME.  .f^^P-r^ fXXc**hts:3=kf  ST, ANN'S ACADBMCl  Humboldt Street Victoria, B. C?i^Jm  THE SCHOOL YEAR    BEGINS   FIRST   MONDAY^-QR^'  ,      SEPTEMBER AND ENDS'THE .LAST-V... t^^js.  WEEK OF JUNE      ' .  .^.-.j^ww-.  The Course of Study is divided into five grades: v7"Ai!U������-*,f vfe  Primary, Junior, Preparatory,   Senior  and  Graduating,. -  and emipribes Reading,-Spelling,   Elocution, Grainmer, Rhe-r*.'  tori", English Literature, History, Geography, ' Bfltany^As^j  tronomy, Natural History 'Geology,   Geometry,  Latin,   Pay-������,  sie't-- Algebra, Arithmetic, Linear and  Map-Drawing,   French;,-.m  conversation compulsory for those who learn the, lauguage. ^    4  Due attention is paid to pliin Sewing,   Darning,-' Mend-'*  ing, etc., etc.    Weekly instructions , are   given   in, domesJtic.^jL  economy, politeness; and all ,that constitutes lady-like deport- X]  SiDecial attention is paid-to pupils preparing for Teacher's'vii,  Examination.    In the COMMERCIAL CLASS, iustruction is.,' t  given' in Penmanship, English,  Book-lveeping,  Stenography, ;  Tyi-cwriting and all the branches of   a   business   education.-'  For further information address ,  ���������    ���������    .   " ,:,���������"?! J-vj -%.  THE SISTER SUPERIOR. M/! .  ���������.'.������.������ i  mamaamamwaam     *     f   j-   *, t>sr.  The New England Hotel.  M. & L. YOUNG,Prop's.,     .  Victoria, Tanoouver Island,  O. H. TARBELL  DFALER   IN  Stoves and Tinware  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  '       Y      .'������������������'''I  .i   <1jw,I  ^������m4-I  Espimalt & taaimo-Ry^ - ���������������  -    TIME TABLE " EFFECTIVE-M^g.  NOV. 19th, 1898;'A1 ��������� fiV^h^'^M  . ." ^  !;- 'XX^^IW'M  '   victoria'to wxLijydnnrMqi \Jz$M  No. 2 Daily. ,    /'   No. *^turd������rv:" 'XMl  A.M.       , ,.    i ������������"'P'^i-t     trj. ^ai\\  Do. 9:00 Victoria  ...De.'. ;*������ ���������;������V~ A* I  9:28 : '...GoldBtroam..'.'.'..^s:A,i.r:������ig'  WE  WANT YOUR  a  1 Job ���������prii|tii}j  & SmSFACTORT W0RK m  JLJt ���������  YOU-'HAVE A-WATCH  THAT DOES NOT GIVE  -SATISFACTION BRING IT TO  Stoddart.  Opposite Waverley Hotel.  11:23 Goldstroam  Ar. 11:50   ...   . ..Victoria:  Reduced iates to and  S.aturduys'and Sundays:  day.  Fc  For rates and  all tinfonnatiopysMjp^jM v5Vs*if|  Company's Offices.  ,        , 'r^i'-^J^^ifSi  a    niTMeMTtrn     -   ,   Run  T^^"OITnTVBTu-ff- -'v^S������  A. DUNSMUIR,  President.;  Gko. L.<36URTK������Tvd  -x&m  i't  i - -  .   ���������", . -'-t, ' y, *���������' tjJtibt.X- vral  ���������;--.^' --������������������.���������>   mmy-"msiS*/.*'?<mhil  ���������MM      Y^YlY^.i���������������iii���������������������������������������������������������������'^^^������������������������������������^V^l  O.H.FECHMER,  LE AD NG   i ARBER^  *U -t-Y^^stW  H4>  Notice is hereby given that the  Union Colliery Company of Brit-  ���������sh Columbia, Limited Liability,  intends to apply to His Honor the  Lieutenant-Governor for permission  to chang8 its name to that of the  ���������'���������Wellington Colliery Company,  Limited Liability."  Dated Victoria, 18th July, 1899.  DAVIE, POOLEY & LUXTON,  Solicitors to the Union Colliery  Company of B. C, Limited Liability.  PURE   MILK  :elivertd by me daily  ia  Cumberland  and  Union.    A share of patronage is solicited.  JAMES REID.  j-. Tt, :m:cl:e5o:c  General Teaming- Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER WORK DONE  anci  Keeps a Large Stock ' / -1  of Fire Arms, Amuni-* * ���������. .t  tion and SportYng-'^ 't  Goods of all descrip*i;i ,,  tions.  *   ' ^ "��������� f X^'^X . vJf  Cumberland,     Br-;G. .,;;:  -',* t- ,.<-'  Society     Cards  Hiram Loc^e No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.  Courtenay 13. C. .  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers   cordially  requested  to attend.  R. S. McConneli,   ..  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate Wednesdays ol  each month at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Visiting  Brethren cordially, invited to attend.  Chas. VVkyte, Scribe.  Bulbs for Fall  Planting.  20,000 Hollaud Builw.to .arrive iu S'-p-  tembor; 5,000 Japan Lilies to arrive in October; 1,500 Bhododeu'Irous, Azdeas, Magnolias, Rosea, e'e, to arrive in October.  Thousand.- of Ri-aes, Camellias, Fruit and  Ornamental Tree.-, Shruba, etc., growing on  my own grounds for the fall tFade.      Catalogues free.  M.J.HENRY,        Vancouver, B. C.  ^^^^^mmmmmmaammaaaammamaamammaaaaaamaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa^^^^^ ���������* ��������� * 'VJ "**''������'"/  I   DO YOU WANT SOMETHING   TO   HELP   PASS        -'^l  K     THE LONG EVENINGS? ., -  amaaaaamvawamwamaamMaaa^^���������������������������  j   AN AUTOHARP  4   GUITAR or  1    BANJO  will  do  it for  those  who  have an  ear  for  music.  ���������AN���������  *n 1  1 *.-..������i  . .  Edison Phonograpli  is just the thing for those who  can't learn to play even a  Jew's Harp-"^"1^  It Talks, Plays, ^iags���������Does  everything but walk.       Call and hear it at  the News Office.  CHAS. C SEGRAVE, Agent,  Cumberland, B. C.  McLAUCHLIN AND  CARTHEW'S.  Liverv Stable  Teamsters and Draymen  Single and Double rigs  for Hire. All Orders  Promptly Attended to.  Third St., Cumberland, B.C.  We have just received a neW supply of Ball Programme Card>������,'ifew  Style Business Cards arid a''lew  Nice Memorial Cards. Also soine  extra heavy Blue Envelopes., .Call  and see. .*'.:,  The News Job Department.  FOR SALE CHEAP���������And'Yon  easy Terms, a house and six. acres  of land at Comox. Apply ai,. ^1������  office.  L.  wa ���7'*\"J
�� J-*W-*| rapUftr W��U ponfer f f��For bv  noti
*fi��g lb* flflSpo.
���fHMf***-*^ c*?* ir* Ad?ax��pQ.
< '    f��*4TfJRpAY?   PPT.,   28th,   1309.
F ��� ''    I 	
ll t* P��K&able tliat within the
pt*X$ few ye��p northern Vancouver
Iplaufl w||l be the scene of cqnsid-
erab.le rftflwav aptivity. The E. &
gf. Ry. Co,, contemplate the exten-
��iqn of \\M l|ne to Cape Sc*tt, at-
, gar reaqVre aie ajready awai^ and
work will probably be begun in the
��*F> l-W fM**^ Tllis means a
' BWr 4^1 ?*����� *ha development of
'' ^ |he country adjacent to Comox district Although the industry a-
)ong .the proposed route which will
phiefly rpceiye an,  impetus is min-
-, '"  extensive, areas suitable for farhi-
^iMTW* etc*pH  Rising  also  await
\   ppening  up.    A  line of  steamers
running'from the  northern regions
"'   fe'^r^^W9^ the road should
��ttract     much * of     the     traffic
-���   p6m  .the   golti ,  country   for,   of
poijf9t,' transportation  by  rail the
\;     W>o}e length of -Vancouver Island
woul4 mean \bei saving of a great
#����}of* time   as compared   with
���"'.    Ifiiwiportiition by  water.- The ter-
' ��llttt��W��-}l dquhtless afford a guod
c",*' field tor-; business < enterprise.   " The
'diiricVoenefits accruing to this 'dis-
���-'   'l   triet from  the proposed . extension
w<Sfi$iwfr daily; mails and  closer
j.    touckfor our farmers  with ou-side
jjfii^Cwo.ation,  which'is   not at
-f.r-But-> the* extension nor'.h  of the
S,-dk.'N.   is only pait of,the  rail
���|fayv enterprises in   store  for' this
���tction of the country,    As. is we;l
known,* . China   and   Japan, boats
,  making {or  Vancouver  first  sight
���     \*$d abou^,  Noptkn   Sound, on ihe
west- coastand nearly opposite Com-
' gx District- Thereafter these steam-
grs ar^ obliged to, go south around
(Jape Flattery and up the strait be
fjifrev'they can connect  with the C.
-Pi- Hit.   Considerable  delay is often
paused by fogs and contrary winds
sg tb.at coimecLion is frequently regarded by  two or thiee days.    If a
^rai^Way was built across the Island
1   |rom''Npotka   Sound   to a point in
Conip'X Distiict connected by  ferry
'with the terminus of a road from Ed-
ffi^ running north of the C..P.
K.j a�� saving-of some three or four
^ys%o\dM*fe affected in the time
frOraVUhina to England. The road
,*from'*Edinvjnton co'uid be built iu
almoiijt.a straight line, avoiding all
���.-. ^he. windings of the Fraser follovv-
.ed by-' the C. P. R. This scheme
���was-''$0jQ)i6jd many years-ago.. As
there 'is no"-, quescion 01 its  10 sibil-
- .Uy    it is^ not   unlikely    tl-at  tiie
dream-of its author*; 'luay suine day
b�� realized*
'.�����"���> J;"   _ ^-���o '������
..:.';- The  witty   Herald continues   to
^^ej'Sjoeerinsjiy to the News as Mr.
- j,,punsniuir's.   'private  -organ,'   eto
.i.^his-S.QunelB  well, coming from an
^individual who tried to get the as-
���*.i siatance ^ of one of '.Dunsmuir's
' slaves'. ���' to start a' paper up. here.
y---Ralph S-milli ot ��1, are welcome to
''  the. a-ippor^ tnat ; o..s to the highest
Comox will in* reproseuteJ in
the Transvaal. James Anderton,
son of Mr. Win. Anderton, was one
of tbe firs', if not the first, to volunteer in Victoria.
,  _ -o- ���
"We are Canadians, nothing el-e,
aspiring to found an indt-pendcnt
nation and institutions similar to
those of Great Britain. We are
neither English nor French,-when
it is a .question of our common
country, Oai-ada."    Le Monde Can-
adien.    (of Montreal.)
 -o ���
"Put up or shut up" said, -in effect, the Ottawa Citizen to the loud
talking jingoistsof the Capital who
were forever howling 'traitor' at every Canadian that didn't quite see
why Canada should be taxed to
help settle a handful of Boers. .The
result left nothing to be desired.
The' jingoists quieted down. Talk
is cheap but silver is dear.
It was a grand success���there is
no doubt about that. ' Thursday
evening the Leander's Variety and
Combination Co. scored, another
signal triumph. The hall hung
'from end to end with the richly
colored flags of the British'Navy
,'interwinad wi!h the .Stars and
Stripes, the stage decorated with
beautiful flowers, the gay dresses
the handsome men in the pictur-
e-que navy uniforms,, all glowed
brightly .neath the soft lights
ancl fair ladieb' smiles. The large
building was throi ged when' the
first note3 of the overture floated
over the audience. ' It must' be remarked that the excellent* music
furnished -b<{ Messrs, Baird, Jones
and Shaw was one of the features
which contributed not a little to
the evening'sjentertainment. '"Capital and Labor," a duet by Messrs,
Higgins and .Woods presented a
very sensible solution of the labor
question. Both gentlemen have
splendid voices and the vociferous1
applause which followed their, song
showed that it was appreciated.
Next came that sweet song, 'Three
Wishes' by Mr. Lock wood. Then
Mr. CoO'.er favored the audience
with a comic song,'Turn over Leaf.
It was easy to teil how it took.
The building fairly trembled with
the stamping and cheering. "The
Dai key Grenadiers', an old favorite in Comox, by Messrs.
Knight and Baker received a hear-
t}' encore. Now came one of the
very best items on the program, a
cutlass exhibition by Mr. W. J.
- - The
Fox,   C.   G.   I.   and   crew,
o-raceful  manner in   which the dif-
fercnt and   difficult  exeicises were
gone  through  exi-ited   expressions
of  admiration  from   all.    A Song
and   Dance   by Messrs.   Wood and
ifidney  dispelled warlike thought-.
They   are   two    that, can   dance.
Their  every motion was poetry itself.    The Indian clu b swinging 'by
Messrs., Thompson   and   Hills was
a splendid exhibition of skill.    The
heavv   clubs   were  swung   around
without  the  least  apparent effort.-
But   what   was most   admired  was
die   fine   physiques   of . the., men.-
One  especially  is   a very   type of
manly bcaiv.y.    It would not do to
say which and besides both are far
above   the   ordinary.   ������ Mr.   Baker
r.ext sang   'Got a long Way to Go'
which    was   loudly   encored.    Mr.
Goodman then gave 'The Lifeboat/
a recita.ion   which proved   him ah
accompii.shed elecutioniet.    A comic song  by Mr.   E.   A.   Knight, 'A
Little  Bit off  the Top'  threatened
��� to result in, taking   a big bit off the
ro -f   of   Comox Hall  with   the applause that followed.
The program was got over so
quickly, owing to the oxcellent
s.ajie management of Mr. Rogers,
tha!��� 1\\h. audience   were   quite eur-
''The activity in  our   store    for   the . past
month   has   proved   beyond   doubt    that
- this-is the , '      ,-.',.���
Every week brings   new  bargains,
the next,week we place on sale   , e '
worth so cents at 25 cents.,
**-' _   1 1 111 1 11 n 1 1 ������! ������ig***l
size from 3 to'7, -95 cents a'pr.
v-/  * ^ ������ ��������������� 11 ���������-�����-.���������r.iTMi  1111 i---iiia.il ill
innrTinr* *"-���*���" ,-'"""r���'"''"'
That heavy Grey Flannelette-worth'' '12^/2   cts
per yard, now 10 yards for $1.09.
SL   W^e-       STORE.
prised 'to find the first' part of the
entertainment already, over. The
five minutes interval w��s taken advantage of by thirstv individual.**
to go out '.and get a drink" of rain,
which, by the way, was coming
down in torrents.
At Blundering B.-rney, a comic
sketcli-by Messrs. Cooper, Woods
and Newble, the audience fair-y
shouted tnemselves hoar.-e with applause. Mr. Higgiua one of the
most hatd.-ome nirn on the ship
(that's saying a good deal) now
sang in splendid form 'The Song
that Will Live Forever,' the audience taking the Chorus.
Tho Italian Sword Review by
Messrs. Thompson, -Jenkins and
Hills was a masterly exhibition of
skill by admirably trained men.
The muse'e control oi the men was
truly wonderful to a lujnmm, Mr.
Knight, as Mrs. Kelly, now gave a
piece of excellent a civ -���-. to widows
matrimonially inclined���if he
don't marry you, you marry him.
'Every thing in the Gaidcn'-�� Lowly' elici.ed a hearty encore, for
Newble, as tho Irish say, 'has a
vcy tak ng way wid him.The Stat-.
ue Dance by Mcsprs. Edney and
Wood w.is one of the finest exhibitions of gymnastic .skill we have
ever had the. pleasure ;of witnessing.' Both men appeared in fine
form and they held the close attention of all from'start to finish.
'Stormy Winds do blow' a-com-
ic duct by Me-srd. Cooper and Baker was loudly encored. 'Just as
the Sun Goes Down'-is'- a fine stir-
sing ?ong, and Mr. Lock-wood Bang-
It in splendid style. Before the
grand tableau was presented,.Mr.
Goodman gave a very '.musing
modern version of 'The House that
Jack Built' and 'The, Doctor's Definition of a Blush.'
Mr. Rogers n<-w stepped forward
and in a ft-w'���.well chosen words
thanked-Mr. McDonald ior kindly
lending his piano. Mr. Baird and
the Messrs; Anderton for helping
out the musical, part of. the-pro'-j
g'ain, Mrs. Anderton and tho Ladies
who furnished refreshments- -and
fm-illy The Cumberland Mews for
advertising. Each name mentioned elicited hearty applause. The
Grand Tableau.. Br-ittania -nrranged
by Mr. Rick.?.by concluded the entertainment,' Aiylt didn't- by" a'ny
means end the evening?s -or rather'
night's fun. While the'pefforn ers
adjourned Mo lunch; willing ��� hands
cleared and waxed the floor 'in.
quick time and s��>on merry .dancers
wc e gliding <alon^ t*. th��. bound of
violin and ��� piano. > Everyone seemed 'to enjoy ,the evening flihd all
were in high good humor. The
stormy rains outside seemed to enhance the pleasure within. ' Mr.
Piki-t mi:de a first class floor manager and everything 'went merry
as a marriage bell.' For all these
good things we are indebted to the
tact and painstaking management
of Mr. Rogers. He had a difficult
task to directhe decorations, the
management and do the thousand ���
other little things that entail a
great deal of care. The way in
which he acquitted himself does
him much credit. The large crowd
in attendance from( the outside not-
- withstanding the longdistance, bad
roads and weather proves the value
of judicious adveitising. The a-
mount realized was upwards of
$80, which will be a substantial
help-towards the pu'-posc for which
the entertainment was given.
The people, of this town will bo
glad to learn that.the Concert will
be repeated here (with some alterations) next-Tuesday evening,' Oct.
31st. -
1 k
.   Mrs. Piket lias had fireplaces put
in the  parlor  of, the  Cumberland^ \
��� - ��� ��. ' . .-���'������
and in   one  of the  rooms upstairs;
An archway has been   cut 'between?")
two bedrooms  and one of them fit-. \
ted up as a  sitting' room.   This^is
the  second   suite  of r-ioms in /the
hotel and tiavellers who en joy'cosy'].
quarters  will   find  just what"they" t
want'at the Cumberland.    A beaut--v
iful marble mantle-has been placed^
in the  parlour.    Mrs. Pikef's, long,
experience in   catering to  the pub-1
lie enables  her to  make,the ,Curn'-'-
berlond what it is���a first class'ho-\
tel.   ���     , ._      -     ^-..j
���    A dance was held in Cumberland"
,- "'. -
Hall last Tuesday   evening.-( Ex>
cellent   music was   furnished-:'by
Messrs.   Roy   and   Reid   and'the,
light fantastic was kept ujpttill one
a. m.
The Coast Miner of;Van Anda"
is the latest in the newspaper field-.iA
Mr. Louis J: Seymour is thVEdVjf
itor. " '   ,    _-'       \ ���?    .',. _^ :\\
l\lr. Whalen, representing,'Mc-;(
Lcnnan & McFeely,-Vancouqcr-was-l'
in town this week.-   * -;,
Mr. Geo.  L,\ Courtenay,  Traffic^
Manager  of the ' E. &' N.,-.eame.up"
Wedne*-day.   -
- Mr:   Joseph' ��� Walker
from   Klondyke - Wednesday. "He-
intends going in again next spring!
FOR' SALE���cheap, a fine 'tohed^
organ in, an elegantly , carved- case. )I
Only been  used one  year. *,Apply'1
at this 'f'fTice.       ��� ��� ��� '   .> '   -��    " - \"\'v fl
FOR SALE���A   house   and/��ixi
acres '��� of  land'-at 'Comox.'' "Cheap-.
and on.easy,,terms.,, ���Apply, atjjthjsyj
x /�����' ,.        *, '      '    ���   ''   "    .''".', '-~,\ A
-.oince. -       ' -     ���*
Y Y    , Y     ,      ~f       \
Ai*.explosion iu Copper Queen early Wednesday moi-uiiig resulSed. in tha doath of
Dick Hansc-i*. and tho ��� .sevore injury of
Bailey. The'-.ccidonU occured v/aiie Hiio-
sen M'an tukiiig down giant powder. Deceased wasi a practical miner, a member of
the l.O. O. F. and as far as known, had no
relatives in the c'jnatry .
Business in general is in a proaperous
condition. "
The -aaw-milJ, erected by Grant &. Mounce,
is.run-iing full blast nij.'hli and day- It is
turning out from 15 to 20 thoui-aud feet
per ten hours. The mill has. ���beo.-i transferred to the Van Auda Comrany.
Mr. Treat is ruhhins; things. He is
nothing if not enterprising and the prosperity of the ialaad ia chielly due to him.
M. Gr.!' 'DougLis. late of Cnm'ncr'and, haa
opened a board and lodging house and is
doing good business,
Alex. Grant haa a big fjree of men on
contracc w.irk.
Rev. .R.,P.-Verueck , beps to^sinr ?\
cerely'thank- Mr.W. R. Rbgers'andl -^
tlie' Varie; y.'-' and "' - Conibination
Co. of H'.' M.. S. Leander for the f'
concert kindly given' In -aid- of St." '^
John Baptist Church,.���an"d also ^'/j
thanks all those who by their pa** - jj
tvonage and assistance' contribut'e'd- j
towards making the entertainment^
a success. - .      '!.'
A. & I. HALL, COURTENAY, Tuosdjjjr,
November 3rd, under the auspices of  Choir
of Comox Presbyterian Church.
Drataas,   Tarjleaus,   Duets,   Solos,
Riding on locomotives and   railway cars  of   the   Union   Colliery
Company by any   person   or   persons���except train crew���is strictly
proiii'-itod.     Employees   are   sub^
ject to dismissal for allowing same
By order
Francis D. Little,
f [iqportatioiQ
A    Fine    Lot    of
,fe Scotch Suitings,
(|�� ,    Black Worsteds.
�� also a ,
- Splendid    '
Selection of
W/l 40 different patterns.
mf Now is the time lo get
.m a suit in the .
��   ^LATEST STYLE '5|
$L     Call anMS&amfne.    -.M '
�� Carey tlie Mop*


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