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 JMitioii,  VRX&  r-r������ v������   71  <��������� Give us a  Trial,   -we  do Good Work,at.  REASONABLE  PRICES.  SIXTH YEAR.    CUMBERLAND,   B C.   SATURDAY. SEPT., 17th.; 1898  1898  ^I^O^TXISTOXJ^IL  1898  UNDER   THE   DIRECTION   OP  Tfte    Royal  Agricultural   and  Industrial  '   Society-of British Columbia..  OCT.   5 TO   13,    Z^TOiLTJSI-VEl  -AT-  NEW  WESTMINSTER  W-' IN   CONJUNCTION   WITH   THEr^   CITIZENS' GMD YEARLY  CELEBRATION!  11������  PRIZES  |;! '"4ft.  The Premium List is the Largest Ever Offered West  , of Toronto.  Pyro-Spectacular Bombardment  of Santiago   De  Cuba, and Blowing up of the "Maine."  jFollnwecl by and Up-to-Date Fire Works Display, which    has , been ' especially   secured  sfor FOUR NIQ-HTS, at an enormous expense.  Lacrosse ana Baseba I Matches,  <   Bicycle Meet,  Aquatic,   Sai or,   and  Caledonian  JSporfs,  Promenade Concerts,  Horse Races.  DOG SHOW.   ORENs TO THE WORLD.  ,;;;,   -', -zis =-^-^ \; ;%-��������� : , ���������  "The finest Bti'id-i in the Province will provide music. ' ' -  Special rates over 'all Railway and Steamboat Lines. ^ ' ,  No entrance fees charged for Exhibits. '  Premium Lists, entry forms, and full information on appb'cation to  MAYOR OVENS, W, H. EDMONDS,  Chairman Celebration Committee; Secretary Cjlebration Committee;  % J. TRAPP, ARTHUR MALINS,  President R. A. & I. Society; Secretary R. A. & I. Secretary;  W. H. KEARY,  Exhibition Commissioner.  0. H. FEC  LEADING   BARBER  and  and Dealer in Fishr  ing Tackle and Sporting Goods   -Cumberland,'     B.  C.  DYKE & EVANS  ��������� IIHSmUi-IIS   ���������  .Espimait ft Banaima. By.  Music Dealers  VANCOUVER, *        B.    C.   O���������-  SOLE AGENTS:  Karn Pianos*  Echo Banios  Washburn Guitars   and   *THE   STEAMER City   of   Nanaimo  WILL RUN AS FOLLOWS:  t ���������  W.D, OWEN, MASTER,  failing at Way Popt^ as Freight  and Passengers may offer:  $-.eave Victoria fqr Nanaimo  ^    Tuesday 7 a.m.  "    Nanaimo ior Comoj>c,.  Wednesday 7 a.m.  -.' ���������   Gomox for Nanaimo  Friday 8 a.m.  ' '    Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m.  FOR. Freight or Staterooms ap?  ply on board,' or at the Company's  Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Store  .Street.  G) Mandolins  '��������������� Organs, etc.  28  SEND   FOR  CATALOGUE.  ?sgga&&&gg������gS3������?������2ggg;  PURE MILK  Delivered daily by us in Cumberland  and Union.    Give us a trial.  HUGH GRANT & SON.  a". ]el, ivi^XjEsox:  General    Teaming       Powder  ._     Oil,   Etc.,   Hauled.    Woqd  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE7  INSUSAUGS.  I am agent for the following  reliable  companies:  The Royal Insurance ^Company.  The London and Lancashire.  Current Rates.  pan be seen afternoon"* at corner offic  agar The New*.  J. A.'Cart hew.   ���������  ARCHITECT and BUILDER,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  IF YOU-^*"���������2221^  Wish   a good   fit.  go  to McL.eod the tailor  LATEST BY. WIM.  ARP-ISINGr FROM ITS ASHES.  New Westminster, Sept. 13���������Tents by  hundreds and shacks line the once handsome Columbia Street; on both si,des today. A number of Vancouver's citizens'  and several citizens of Westminster have  purchased lots still covered with hot  ashes, and .will erect brick blocks.  Westminster's citizens are bearing up  wonderfully well and working with a will  to restore the city to its, former condition.  The disaster is ' nevertheless felt keenly  by many who have lost their all and  although probably a million dollars will  be recovered in insurance   and kindly  *������  help from many quarters will likely add  much more, yet the fund will be much  inferior to the net loss of the community.  Several coast cities in the United States  have sent large donations.   Concerts and  excursions are being held for the ben fit of  the sufferers.   Buildings are going, up in  the night and the town looks like a gold  rush.' '    ,        ':.'/"  / .' ' <  TURNING THEM OUT.  Victoria,   Sept.   13���������It   is announced  that the Semlin government,,has already  dismissed   several    of   the    Provincial  'officials  and  that  more dismissals  will  follow, as they claim there are three men  in the civil service to do two men's work.  G. Vernon,  agent-general has been  relieved,  also  T.   Raines - of   Lands and  Works, and.Dr.JFurrer; govt.-and hospital doctor at Kamtoops. ���������'���������'**���������  AB0UT NEW WESTMINSTER.    '  Vancouvor, 16���������A petition is being cir-  culated in Vancouver to . raise ������5 000 for,  Westminster fair to cover subscriptions by  New Westminster citizens who since the  fire can not make good their promises.  At New Westminster the C.P.li Co., are  erectiug a atone and brick block for a depot, and are changing the depot.  A new estimate shows the number of  homeless people to be about 2500 and the  number of houses of business and homes  destroyed at 500. The loss wiil reach fully  $2,500,000.  New Westminster, Sept.���������Every thing is  progressing satisfaotoryly a site for several  brick blocks are being cleared and several  real estate transfers recorded.  The Bank of British Columbia and Montreal opened their vaults yesterday and the  Dominion government to-day. All the contents were in good shope, in spite of the  terrific heat.  V  JAMES WORK KILLED,  <  FELL BETWEEN   TWO CABS,  LIMBS       CRUSHED     AND  DETH SOON FOLLOWED.   .  SHOOTING  PROHIBITED.  Whereas Sunday seems to be the day set  apart by certain parties for shooting and  trespassing: therefore we, the undersigned,  Abo-ujt 11 o'clock yesterday (Friday),  word readied here from Union Wharf,  1 that James Work, foreman there, had  met with a terrible accident, falling between two flat cars, in attempting to pass  from one to the other while they were  moving^ whereby one of his legs, also  an aim had been1 crushed. Supt. Little  and the .colliery physician at once took ,  an engine for the wharf. Shortly after 12  a. m. word came that the unfortunate,  pian wa$ dead. ,    ,  ���������:Mr. Work was 46 years of age, but as  active and   lithe  as  ever, although   in.  recent'years troubled with weakness- of,  heart, ������ and" - lungs.   7.*?e   leaves     an  interesting family���������wife and seven children, all but one boys, for the protection of  whum, years ago, he obtained an insur-,  ance of $5,000 in ihe Equitable Mutual  Life Insurance Co., ,of New York,  which  was doubtless in force at   the time of his  death.' It is understood he was a members of the Odd Fellows.    He was raised  by Senator  Macdonald and more than  twenty years past ������ame from Victoria to  Wellington from4 which place lie removed  to Union Wharf something like a year  since. , His remains will be sent to Nanaimo for burial .where his son,  Walter'  ���������-who lost his life a month'ago1 to-day, in  the. fatal bridge accident���������was interred.  Cororner Abratn held an inquest' Fri-  day "afternoon at Union Bay. Jonah  Sarjem'an eye witness testified:/,'   "        '"  "Mr. Work   was on   forward   flat car  with Mr,  Grieve.    His   orders   were to  switch  car  on ,the siding.    As we were  running Mr. Grieve cut rear car off, leaving hind  car to me to  stop near switch.  Mr. Work seeing  hind car cur  loose ran  over one   half of   forward   car to get on  hind car.    While in the  act of jumping  Mr. Ray gave steam, givjng car a sudden jerk, pulling it away from the other  car    I saw Mr.   Work   trying   to  save  himself by grabbing for hind car.    I  felt  the car going over him.    Soon  as I saw  him fall 1 set   the   brake,   but owing to  speed I could not stop car  until  it had  gone past  him.    Then I saw Mr.  Work  roll off the rail on top of the culvert.   We  got down and made him as  comfortable  as we could.    Mr.   Work  wanted to lie  there until the doctor came.    I left  and  ciine with Mr. Grieve to the   telephone.  The engineer could' see Mr.   Work when  he was on the.   flat car;   only he   had re-  Hornby News  Road work is being done now.  The grouse are plentiful and salmon fishing is good.  Mrs. Bennett is in Cumberland,  visiting  her son. "  Mr. W. C. Spence has some fine <iwes for,  Rale for breeding purposes.    He expects to  leave soon, so is selling off.  ' Dr. Lucas was over here lately and stir,  ed the peopled on the liquor question. Ha  wanted the people to hold " thumbs an."  We have been troubled here to keep up  the number of scholars to the average of 10  as required by law to maintain the school.  The trustees accordingly hired Miss McKin-  non of Victoria as teacher, who had in ad- -  ditiot*. to the necessary qualifications, a  number of little brothers and sisters. , So it  was arranged to have Miss McKinnou'a  mother eorae up with her little oqeg aad re*'  enforce the' sehsol.' Mrs. ^fc&irinan has  taken the Westwood place.  Provincial   General  Election.  STATEMENT    OF     CANDIDATE*  EXPENSES    .  To John Baird, Esq.,, Returning Officer  for Comox Electoral District.      ,.'*-    ������������������  ' ( ���������  'i i *     *  - Statement of expenses of Jaa. Dunsmuir'a  committee during the last Provincial Election:                ,-   * .      ' ���������'        ' .  Printing and advertising account.. .$125.00  Ha]l rent,,.-.. ..;.    65.00  Total   $190.00  t^OHN J. R. MILLER,  -- Agfnt FpR 0a������. Dunsmueb.  General   Provincial  Elections.  STATEMENT    OF    CANDIDATES  EXPENSES.   "    '���������"-'- r  To John Baird, Esq., Returuing Office for  Comox Electoral District-  Statement of Wm. J. McAllan's expenses  during the last Provincial Election:  Advertising and printing account.., .$57.50  Hall rent   20:00  Livery ., 19.00  Telegrams  13.75  Total   $110.25,  Wm. J. McALLAN.  FARMERS' BALL. .  A "Farmers' Ball" will be given, ' under  the auspices of the Comox Agricultural and  Industrial Association, in their hall at  Courtenay, on the evening of the 29th , inst.  commencing at S :30 oclock, p. m. Refresh*  ments will be served during the evening.  Ticket admitting lady and gentleman 75c  All are cordially invited to attend.  ���������residents.of Comox, hereby give notice that ceived signal to go ahead and. was look-  all shooting on our property on the Subbath I. inff the other way when Mr. Work fell,  day is strictly prohibited.  John Mundell, J.  P.,       Frank Childs,  .' Rev. Alex. Taib,  Wm.   Parkin,  Berkly G-rieve,  Sam J.Pierc>f  ��������� Wm.'Beech,  J. R. Berklojr,  George Giieve,  Jos.  McPhee,  R. J. Smith,  J. E,, Masson,  M.K.Pifcrcy,  S.F.Cfawford,  Isaac Grieve,  Jan. e������ Reca,  Wm. C. Macliin,  A. Salmond,  J. W. Smith,  W. E. Harmotone,  JaaK'i B. Smith,  T. Cairns,  J. A. Halliday,  W. R. Robb,  H. W.Ross,  A. Urquhart,  Hugh Grant & Son,         R-  McDonald,  Mrs. Oliver Duncan,  Rev. J.X. Willemar,'  John Grieve,  Duncan   Bi-03.  Trauks.to the Cfcy  Council   for   having  Dimnmuir     Aveuue  cleaned       up.     It  is S'niliag along, its whole len^li.     And the  woik-ou aevernl streel.3 is & grejlt   improve  ment.  A Hew Judge.  Ottawa, Sept. 16 - -Archie Martin of Victoria, has been appointed a judge of the supreme court of British Columbia, in succes-  sicn to Mr. Justice McCo11 ^^ Chi&t  Justice. .    I  The car ran   about   half length.    Could  not say say how far the cars were apart."  There was other evidence, which however threw no light upon the matter.  THE  VERDICT.  We the undersigned jurymen find that  the death of Janve^ L. Work, according  to the evidence given, was purely acci-r  dental, no blame  being attached  to any  party. ���������  Theo. Bkowne, ,  C. P. PlLLSDURY,  Wm. A! Horne,  Edward Austin,  ���������   T. Marshall,  J. McLauchlin,  G. A. McLouchlin.  FROM NEW WESTMINSTER.  New Westminster, Sept., 13,  To L. Mounce,  Mayor of Cumberland, B. C.  "Thanks for sympathy."  Tho.s, Ovens, Mayor,  Passenger List.  Per City of Nanaimo, Sept. 14.-=:J. J.  Brown, G-. Murdock, L. Nanther, J. Wood-,  land, C. Webster, A- L. Cartshore, T,  Lord, J. Ratcliffe, J. H. Roy, Mr. Fr*ff, J.  R Miller, Mrs. Miller, M. Palmer, Mrs.  Jacobs, T. Richards, 1. D, Jones, B Alex-������  audcr, Mrs. Rendall, Mrs. G-arson, W. Mc-  Allan, E.. Smith, Mr. M. McLean, Jim  W. Shirk, J. Pearson, Mrs. Brown, Joe  Aspe, Mrs. Walker, R. Dawdall.  i.��������� m r-rr .-   . '  A".*, iii     ���������-.*  Highest Honors���������World's Fair,  Gold Wtedal, Midwinter Fair.  '���������tW-'fr"  \y!'iSlYil.,Hasul     V.\WA/>  ���������  A Pure Ornpe Cream 0* Tartar ?>owdet>.  40 YEARS THE 4TA3N0DAJU?'  4*1  &A  ' '--'I  - ''t-\  v>Nl  t * j-"*  ~'fj(  ��������� '��������� ������������������&  '���������..*'V^T  vi*  ��������� fruity  ���������Cil A TALISMAN.  i  K-"  It*.  4  ������  ���������JThat nses had lie for all thess���������  Thia ring locked, rusty bunch of keys.  Ah, this one closed his vault of wine,  And this one opened up the mine  Prom whence he took the store of thought  That here are in his writings wrought.  But this?   Why, here ho held his lifel  This was his latchkey, and his wife  Has thanked dear God to hear it turn.  Its place is 'mong the ashes in his urn.  ���������William Lightfoot Visscher in Woman's Home  Companion.  A FAMOUS SEA FIGHT.  ENGAGEMENT    BETWEEN     CHILEAN  ,AND   PERUVIAN   IRONCLADS.  stokers.. They were in a place time war  lighted only as flashes came from thf������  guns. It was filled'with powder smoke,  and clonds of steam- that drifted from  below told that the Huascar had been  struck in a vital spot���������her machinery  Suddenly they heard a crash, followed  by the rending of the deck, and the lit  tie ironclad swayed as if she had struck  a reef. Some one passed the word that  the "maintop mast.had been shot away.  As it came down it brought living men  to be dashed to death, also corpses that  had been hanging over the sides of, the  military top.  ABSENTMINDED .MAN.  LAW OF SELF DEFENSE.  The   Destruction of the  Hnascar Off the  Bolivian  Coast ��������� A Terrible   Slaughter  ,   What a Fight Between Modern War Tea-  .   eels Cleans.  I .  In The Century Claude II. Wetmore  lias an article on "A Famous Sea  Fight," describing the engagement between Chilean and Peruvian ironclads  off the coast of Bolivia in 387 9. Mr.  , Wetmore says:  From  the  first of the battle the en-c  conraging  voice-of  Gran had com o to  . the men in the turret through the speaking tube from the conning tower, but  when the .Blanco crowded into the thick'  of it and great shot struck the Huas-  car's sides as regularly as blows of a  battering ram ��������� the orders of the commander were no longer beard. The officer in charge of the turret called to bis  superior. There was no answer, and,  when Commander Elias Agnerreran np  the narrow little  ladder,that led,tb;the  \tower he stumbled over the .dead body  of his admiral. A shell had struck the  conning tower and had taken off Gran's  head as neatly as if the decapitation  had.been by the guillotine. .This shell  also killed Lieutenant Ferre, the admiral's aid: There was only time to  push  the corpses aside, and   the new  - commanding  officer   pulled   back   the  tube flap to give his directions, bet as  ,he did so the Huascar staggered, keeled  over, then shook  in' every plate, while  - ft concussion more terrific than any so  far told that a shell had entered tho  turret and bad. burst there!. When tho  fumes had cleared away so that a person could speak, a midshipman called  out that one of the great gnns had been  dismounted and 20 men killed. The  survivors tumbled  the  bodies  through  , the hatch that opened into the deck below, thus ��������� releasing the clogged machinery, and as the corpses rattled down  other men rushed up, throwing off their  clothing aa they jumped" into the pools  of blood to seize hold of the gear and  swing the remaining gun into position,  that it-might train vipon one of'the  ships���������they could no longer make out  which, nor did they care���������and it was  discharged, hauled in, loaded and discharged again.  Onco more all ��������� was silent in the conning  tower.    Lieutenant  Palacios hastened there, but before he  could  enter  he was compelled to  push   three bodies  out of the way.   He  had   barely given  his first command when  a  bullet from  the well aimed rifle, .of  a marine in an  enemy's top  lodged   between his eyes.  Then the fourth'to command the Huns-  car that day, Lieutenant Pedro Garezon,  took the place, and as he did so he called   through   an    aperture  telling  the  quartermaster to put'the  helm to port;  (or he had determined to ram one of tho  adversaries and  sink with her if necessary.    Over  and  over 5pun tho  wheel,  but the Huascar's head still pointed between fcbe Chileans.  "Port! Port, I say I" screamed the  commander.  "She won't answer," came back the  sullen reply from the only one of four  quartermasters alive. Tho bodies of the  others were lying upon the grating at  his feet. ���������.,',  "A shot has carried away the starboard steering gear, sir," reported an  ensign, and he dropped dead as the  words left his mouth.      ������  The Iiuascar now lay drifting in a  hell of shot and flame, but all the while  the red, white and' red fluttered from  the peak. One by one, in twos and in  threes, the men in the turret dropped  at their posts, and at last the remaining  great gun was silent, its tackle literally  choked with dead. The turret could not  be turned for the same reason. Gorpsea  hung over the military top; corpses  clogged the conning tower.  With coats and waistcoats off the surgeons bad been laboring in the wardroom upon the wounded, who, shrieking in their agony, had been tumbled  down the companionway like so much  butchered beef, for there was no time  to use stretchers or to' carry a stricken  comrade to a doctor's care. Steam and'  smoke filtered through the doorways,  and tbe apartment became stifling.  While they were sawing, amputating  and bandaging a shell, tore into the  wardroom, burst, arid fragments wounded the assistant surgeons, the chief of  the medical ��������� staff having been killed:  earlier in the, conflict. Those unfortunates who were stretched upon the ta-.  ble awating their turn under the knife  and those who lay upon the .floor suffered no more pain. They were killed as  they lay groaning. This shell tore away  wardroom and stern cabin, and hardly  a trace was left of the bulkhead. After  that what little surgery Was done wan  performed in the coal bunkers.  Huddled in a passageway near tbo  engine room were a score or more of non-  combatants���������stewards, nantrymen  and  Hie English Theory of Where Protection  Ends and Keveaso Begins.  Tho right of self defense is by some  old writers declared to bo inherent in  all men by the law of nature. Nov;,  these "natural rights" are all very  well, but thoy are not recognized, by  the law of Great Britain. It, is the law  that ra man may defend himself, his  wife, child or servant from physical aggression. He may also repel by forco a  forcible attack upon his property. When  you, or your wife, child, or servant v>  attacked, or threatened with violence  in such a manner as reasonably to lead  you to' believe that violence is about to  be used, you may resist the aggressor.  And as the best mode of resistance is.  very often to attack, you may lawfully  follow the advice given by an old prizefighter to a pupil���������i. e., "get in the  first whack."  But  self, ^defense must be modorate.  It must, not be  totally disproportioned  to the attack.    For instance, if a hulking ruffian" runs  at me with a knife, I  may shoot him.   But if  he runs  at me  .merely, with   his  fists ..clinched, and  I  Bhoot him dead with'a revolver, I shall  probably-be hanged   by the  neck.    Not  * that the law expects a man   to be calm  and  cool  and  collected  in all circumstances.   By no means. For instance,- if  the said'burly.ruffian rushes at me with  clinched  fists, evidently meaning  mischief, audi hit him with a'heavy stick  on the back of the oar, I may kill him.  ButIshallnofc.be  hanged  for that.    I  had a right  to use the stick', and in the  circumstances I am not to .be-supposed  to be cool enough to aim for a spot not  likely to be fatal.    Again, self  defense  must not develop into revenge.    Thus,  if I am threatened -with a knife, and by  the timely display of a pistol I frighten  my assailant so that he  runs away, I  must not shoot after him. If I do, I am  just as liable as though  he  had  never  threatened  me, because I  shoot at him  not in self defense, but by way of punishment or revenge.���������Family Lawyer?  LAW  OF THE  UMBRELLA.  An  Important   Opinion   That , Has   Ecsn  Ascribed to Lord Coleridge.  The law as to umbrellas was settlod  once for all by Lord Coleridge in a leading English case.  His lordship held:  "Umbrellas, properly considered, are  a part of tho atmospheric or meteorological condition, and as such there can be  no, individual   property right   in them.  In Sampson versus Thompson defendant  was charged with standing on plaintiff'"  front steps during a storm and thereby  soaking up a   large quantity of  rain to  which plaintiff was  entitled.    But tho  court held that the rain was any num's  rain, no  matter where  it  fell.    It follows, therefore,   that  the  umbrella  is  any man's  umbrella;    In   all ages rain  and umbrellas have   gone together, and  there is no  reason why they should   be  separated   in   law.    An  umbrella may,  uuder certain   circumstances���������the chief  of which is possession���������take on the attributes of personal property, just as if  a man set a cub  and catch  a  quantity  of rainwater,   that  rainwater  will  be  considered  as  his   personal   belonging  while it is in.his-..tub..   But if  the sun  evaporate  the. water  and  it  is  rained  down again or if  the  tub  is upset aud  the water spilled   then   tho attribute of;  personal   ownership    instantly,   disa]  pears.   So if a man hold his umbrella i.  his hand it  may be .considered  a  personal    belonging,   but   tha   moment   it  leaves his hand it returns to the great,  general, indivisable,  common   stock  of  umbrellas, whither the law will not attempt to pursue it."  So far   as we  knew there  has  never  been a successful  appeal  from this d>e  cisicn.���������Chicago News.  Eo   Moved, but When  He  Tried   to Fiad  His House He Failed.  A_ absentminded  man moved to this  city from a neighboring town last week.  He and his wife staid at, a hotel while  they were finding a house, but his business prevented the man from  doing bis  share  of  tho  h'ouso hunting, and   the  task fell, as if of ten does, upon tho wife.  She at last found a place which   suited  her and she took her husband to seo it.'  It was satisfactory, and they came down  town, ho to go back to his business and  she to attend  to  tho moving  of  their  goods from the railway car to the kou'so.'  Her task was soon accomplished, and in  a short Lime she bad  put away most, of  the things, settled  a bedroom0 and  got  the kitchen and  dining  room in order.  By o :5iO in tho afternoon  sho  and   the  new girl had the first dinner in the new  flat all ready for the head of the house.  , In tho  meantime  the absentminded  husband was plodding through thowork^  at his office.    About the  time  that tho  plates were being put on the table at hia  home ho began to feel'tho need of food,  and ho locked up his office  and started  forthe street car.   Wfheu ho reached the  street, he suddenly remembered that ho  had not notice! the address of  his new  residenco.  fie stood on the corner a long  while and tried to think what tho name  of the street was.    Ho consulted the directory, but nono of  the  street  names  was familiar���������in fact, he had not been  in the city long enough to know any of  the   streets  by name   except that ��������� on  which his office was, situated  and  tho  location of the hotel where he had staid  temporarily.' He looked aimlessly at the  crowded street cars and envied tho men  and', womou  who   knew   where   their  homos were'. The pangs of hunger were'  increasing   momentarily,   but, no  suggestion of the locality of his home came  to him.  His mind on that point was a' perfect  blank.   He had even forgotten to notice,  in what style of building-tho. flat was  situated.    Cursing   his   stupidity,    ho  made hia way to the hotel, ate his dinner in disgusted  solitude and  went to  bed.    In  the  meantime  his wife  was  nearly frantic at  his absence.    Night  having fallen, she was afraid to venturo  out, and she, too, went to bed alone and  spent a sleepless night.   In the morning  she made her  way  down   town, found  the office and threw herself weeping into her husband's arms.  .That afternoon  the man bought a map  of  the city aud  marked accurately upon it his  place of  residence, arid  then he had a hundred  cards printed containing  his "house address.���������Chicago Chronicle.    . .'  anve sucn as "l greaUy regret," or  a split subjunctive such as "I should  greatly prefer," or a split imperative  such as "come slowly np," what newspaper would waste an inch of space on  his foolish ignorance? And yet this split  infinitive nonsenso is taken quite seriously by editors who are sufficiently  good writers to repeatedly use it themselves.  The infinitive is a mood in which tho  position of the adverb cannot possibly  produce ambiguity; consequently tbe  order of the words is not a matter of  grammar, but of style, of which the ear'  is the only arbiter. Tho ear often demands the split infinitive and will have  it in spite of all tho silly peopleSvho do  not know what stylo means.  When these infinite insects are disposed of, you will no doubt be attacked  in duo course by tho even more impudent impostors who, though , they pro- '  uounco the word "color" so as to rhyme  with "duller," and never hear it and  never have heard it and never will hoar  it pronounced in any other wajr, from  time to timo protend to be shocked  when it is spelt without a "u." I trust  you will always insist on those nuisances definitely stating whether they  pronounce it or "honor" or "neighbor"  or  "favor"   or  "behavior"  TRIALS OF A PUBLIC  MAN.  so  NO  MAN'S LAND;  ������������������. CroKsinff Srrortla'la  Away back   in  tbo  the famous deadlock  ho House.  seventies, during  on  tho civil  fight  rights bill, tho question of tho adjournment of congress was under discussion  one Saturday afternoon. Ben Butler,  that born wit, had "stepped over to Sam  Raudallfs desk for -a private consultation. Butler favored a..Sunday session,  while.Randall opposed it vigorously.  "Bad as I am,'I have some respect  for God's day," Eaid tho famous high  tariff champion, "and I don't think it  right to hold a session on the Sabbath."  -"Oh, pshaw 1" responded Butler.  "Doesn't the Bible say that it is lawful  to pull your ox or ass out of tho pit on  the Sabbath day? You have 73 asses on  your side of this house that I want to  get out of this ditch tomorrow, and I  think I am engaged in a holy work."  "Don't do it, Butler," pleaded Randall. "I have some respect for you that  I don't want to lose. I expect some day  to meet you in a better world."  "But you'll . be there, as you are  here," retorted the sly Benjamin, quick  as a flash, "a member of the lower  house."���������Louisville Courier-Journal.  A Western Australian Desert and Its _cari-  injj Characteristics. '' '���������  Hon. David W. Carnegie, son -of the  Earl of Southesk, returned to  England  after a 18  months' journey  across   tho  Great Victoria and Great Sandy deserts  of western Australia.   Speaking of   tho  natives in   the  interior, Mr.   Carnegie  said:   "Tho people  are  very dark, and  add  to   their   blackness   by  smearing  themselves with grease and ashes, a fact  which makes their presence known at a  considerable  distance.   They are  very-  ugly���������more likemonkoysthan anything  else, with their fiat foreheads and protruding lips.    As  a  rule they are very  thin and of small  stature���������on two occasions only I saw men upward cf (3 feet  in height.    Men, women   and  children  are  all   stark  naked.    They  have  no  houses, and have no villages.  They simply scoop out a hole  in   tho  sand  and  squat in it.    When they  first  saw our  camels and caravan, they were  greatly  excited, never having seen a whito man  before.  We never suffered any hurt from  them, but when  any of  them  got  us  alone, they tried   to  be  hasty, and  no  doubt would have  proved   troublesome  if  they  had   been  given much opportunity.    They  are  only ono degreo removed from animals.  "It was only from the smoko caused  by their hunting fires that we were able  to track them, and so find water."  Of the results of his journey the explorer said: ,  "Wo have proved tho whole of tho  interior of Western Australia bo.tweon  Coolgardio and tbeKiinberley goldfields  to be quite useless for man or beast.  We saw no auriferous country between  Lake Darlot district and Kirnborley."  ���������Montreal Star.  THE SPLIT INFINITIVE.  G.  Bernard Sha-w Says  the Clamor About  It Is All Nonsense.  In a letter to the editor of the London  Chronicle G. Bernard Shaw writes:  I should have thought, now that we  ihavo an academy of letters, that it might  rescue u.3 from the gentlemen who occasionally. wWte to you to explain how  English should be-written. Some time  ago you let loose an unhappy creature  to whom some competent person had  incautiously pointed out a common  blunder in the use of "and which."  Not understanding tbe matter, ho began  accusing every writer in whose works  he could discover "and which" of  writing bad English. With your permission, I have extinguished him, and  he has not-since been heard of. There  was some excuse for that poor wretch,  because there unquestionablois a wrong  way of using "and which," but for tbe  "split infinitive" pest there is no excuse  at all. There is nothing whatever to  mislead him except his own nature. If  any man ware tb object to a snlit indic-  as to  rhyme with "our" or "poor," as the  case may be, or whether they are merely  bogus etymologists���������century belated  Johnsons.  In either case you will bo justified in  recommending them to the caro of 'their  relatives and suppressing their babblings.- ' r      ���������  Black and Whito ECeets.  Black and whito effects, again figure  largely in the domain  of.' both-fashionable  dress and  millinery.    Black and  white  silks, satins  and   brocades  just  brought'from over tho sea are set forth  by leading importers.    Black and white  .taffetas, surahs, failles and other fancy  silks and liberty textiles appear.   Black'-  and white , checks and plaids are being  formed  into   stylish  spring    costumes  by   the   fashionable   dressmakers,   and  Frenchwomen aro   now wearing black  and white satin brocade shirt waists with  their stylish black cloth skirts.    Waists  of black and-white or  gray  and whito  stripes or dots  aro  always good   style,  whether made in tbe manner of tho cotton   shirt ,waists  cr  with   full  fronts  turned back with white  revers over a  tucked chemisette of fabric  to  match.  A full blouso of cream   whito silk  or  satin, covered everywhere'with'a drapery or veiling  merely ofa jetted  black  net, often proves the  most becoming of  all waists a slender woman of indifferent complexion can select. x Sometimes  cream ribbons matching   the blouse are  the most satisfactory additions sho can  make  to  the  waist;, again,   a  bow ��������� of  soft'pink or brilliant cerise satin works  wonders  of  improvement.���������New York  ���������Post.   CroQUcttcs.  Tho secret of having croquettes firm,  lies in  their  being  mixed  for  a  long  time.   The meat should bo chopped very  fino after being freed from  all  fat aud  gristle, and about a bait'  pint  of  milk  allowed to each pint of meat.  The milk  should be put over  the  fire whilo a ta-  blespoonful of butter and 2 tablespocn-  fuls cf flour are nibbed   together.    The  hot milk is then   added, and the wbolo  ccGked vq a thick, smooth paste.  Meantime, to a piutof chopped meat is added  a tablespoonfui of chopped parsley, salt  and pepper to taste, the grated  riud of  a   lemon, and  a   teaspoonfal   of  onion  juice, if that  is  liked, or  seme  ccoks  simply  rub a  halved  onion   over  the  mixing bowl.   Tho seasoned meat is thon  stirred into  tho  paste   and   tbe   wholo  turned out to cccl.   Tho meat should be  allowed to stand for at least 2 hours before it is molded, into  croquettes.    Dip'  first in eggs, then in bread crumbs,, and  ' fry'iu smoking hot fat.  Powdered shredr  . dec! biscuits will  be  found   a  pleasant  variety to, the  bread  crumbs.;   It  is a  caution,' by tho way,.in tho use of these  biscuits, where, bread  crumbs  are  required; . that they  are very unsuccessful  in   es'calloped  tomatoes.    They aro.too  starchy, evidently, to bo of  use  there,  and they form a gummy   mass   that  is  not-appetizing.'���������-New York Post.    .  It Takes  Time  to  Get Used  to  the Ways  of Newspaper Correspondents.  A now member of the' senate was  complaining to an,old member of some  of the difficulties ho was encountering.  "For one thing," he said, "theso newspaper follows don't always get things-  straight. I don't mean to accuse them  of ;carelessness or of iutenvlsual misrepresentation, but now and then some re- ,  markablo stories aro printed about me  at home."   . ���������        , ,  "You'll'get used to that," replied ;  the veteran. "That won't hurt. -That's  part of your apprenticeship. I've been  all along thoro. Let me tell youbi'a"  little experience of mine. Scon after I  first came hero I picked up a paper from,  my state and-saw it assorted in a letter  from Washington that my colleague  and myself had met and arranged u  slate, and that all tbo patronage for the  stato'would bo distributed according to  that arrangement.  "There was no warrant for tho statement, and I made inquiries for the cor-  respondeufc% He came to see me and  proved to be a bright 'and most agreeable young man. I asked him for his authority, and ho pleasantlyi .refused .to  givo it, but said that ho bad every faith  in h's informant. To that I replied that  all I would ask, then, would bo tho  privilege of denying the story���������of putting my statement against the other.  He said that was only fair and that ho  would attend to the matter.      ,  "When   tho  correction  appeared,' it  read'something like .this:''Your corre- ���������  spondent's story about the deal between  Senator and   his   colleague, by,  which the  patronago  of  thestato is to:  be  divided   between   them," has . raised;'*  quite a stir here.    There is rio question  as to its  absolute  truth.    But  Senator  -^���������, who  evidently has  been   rattled  by the  publication, now   solemnly   ati-c  sures your  correspondent  that  ho had  nothing whatever to do with tho deal.'  After that I went slow cu-ccrrcctions."  ���������Bangor Whig and Courier.  Snobbishness.  A lady living in an unfashionable  itreet invited a gentleman of leisurely  life to her home, becauso in her simplicity sho thought he seemed lonely.  He came, and at tho close of tho evening remarked to her, "I had 'no idea I  should meet so many distinguished people at your house, "his voice unconsciously emphasizing tho pronoun. In a  little book; "About People," Mrs. Kafco  Gannett Wells gives'tho following, instance of a lack of good manners:  Snobbishness is not- confined to ono  set of people. Emphasized by fashion  or literary protensious, it-spreads from  villago to city. It exists in sardine factories and in palatial mansions; it'is  met with at picnics and dances as well  as at dinner or conversation parties.  The links are close. -    ' (  Ono of  Boston's oldest families gavo  a reception.    Two  scions  of  other old  families  attended, to  whom   tho'hose-  said, "I'll introduco you to thoso ladies  opposite," and he moved toward them.  "Excuse us," said one of tho men;  "tbo ladies are ' of a peasant style of  beauty; it is hardly worth while."  The host bowed low in recognition of  their farseciug power, adding, "Yes,  they aro my nieces from the country,  but I will not troublo you. "  No apology would be receive, though  ono was eagerly offered.  Siraplo Ruby Lamp.  Secure aa ordinary quart size red  Rhino wine bottle and by gently tapping-en the bottom thereof break out  enough glass to allow tho insertion of a  candle. A hammer can be used for this  purpose, if a little care be taken. Then  wrap a piece cf ruby paper all around  the bottlo, securing same by paste or  mucilage. Tho lamp is , now ready for  use, and by standing tho bottle on a  triangle of burned matches and lighting  tho candle, will burn without any trim-'  m'ing cf wick and other oil lamp inconveniences. The little white light emanating from the tcp will do absolutely  co barm.���������Nov/ York Mail and Exmress.  Woman's Wit.  An emperor of Germany besieged a  city which belonged to one of his rebellious noblemen. After the siege had  lasted for a long time tho emperor determined to tako it by storm and to destroy all it contained by firo and sword.  He did not, however, wish to-.injure the.  defenseless women; therefore, ho scut a  proclamation into tho town, saying that  all the women might leavo the place  unhurt and carry with them whatever  they held most precious. The nobleman's wifo instantly decided to taka  her husband, and the other women fol-"  lowed her example. They soon issued  from the city gate in a long procession,  each one with her husband on her shoulders: Tho cruporor was so much struck  with tho noblo conduct of .tho women  that ho spared all; oven the city itself  was left untouched.    ���������.  Death Grip on a Satchel.  James Whitcomb Riley, the great  EFoosier poet,: never burdens himself  with much baggage while he is traveling. He onco explained his views on  baggage by saying: "I am continually  haunted by the fear that my' trunk will  be lost, so I go about the country with  a grip. I keep a tenacious hold on it all  day long and never feel quite safe .about  it at night. In case there is ever a fearful railway accident, and among the  debris is a valise with an arm attached  :o it firmly, they may bury it without  lurther identification as the fragments  j������ the Hocsier poet."  An  English  IHplomatlnt.  Sir  Claude   Macdouald,  tha   British  minister to China, is 4(5   years   old and'  holds rank in the army as a major.   Ho  served with ' tho  Seventy-fourth  hiyhr.  landers an 1 was  in   tho Egyptian campaign of  1332 and  tho'Suakiin   expedition   beforo   he   was   appointed   consul  general at Zanzibar in 1887.   AtterJeav-'-  ing east Africa ho was'sent to'the. Niger,  where ho' proved a very successful consul general in   the Niger,Coast Protectorate, as the   district, which  was onco  known  as  the "Oil   Rivers  Protectorate, " is now designated.    Sir Ciande's'  career  in west Africa was cut   short in  189G by his selection  for  the  embassy  at Peking.   Permanently So.  Weary Watkius���������I see some of the  papers is agitating tho wide tiro ques-.  tion again for better roads.  Hungry Higgins���������I don't knowmuch-  about wide tires, but I kuow I've got a  lifelong one.������������������Indianapolis Journal.  Weaknesses seem to be even more  carefully and anxiously concealed than  graver and more decided faults, for human nature is more ashamed of the.first  than of the last.  "Ii  J 0  6  l".K  Ik  THE GAME WENT ON.  BIXBY TELLS AN INTERESTING STORY  WHILE   PLAYING   POKER.  It ' Was  About  a   Sad' Incident   With   a  Humorous Side at the Battle of Antie-  ' .tarn ��������� Hott a Game 'of Draw Generally  1 Takes All a Fellow's Attention.  Johnson was dealing when Bixby began to tell his yarn. '  "I heard a first rato story today," ho  said. "It may' be old to you boys, but  , it was new to me. Colouel Jim Williams of Kentucky was telling it/and  '' he got all the points in, of course, much  better than I can. No colonel in Kentucky can tell a better story than Williams. I don't claim to bo much of a  Btory teller myself, bun"���������  "You in, Bixby?" asked Butler.  Bixby picked up his hands and played  , /   a pair of aces through to his loss.  When  1 another player began shuffling tho cards,  Bixby resumed. (  i < "Tho story was something like this, "  he said. "Ike Doolittlc was a private  in the war. Ifc was at the battle of An-  tietam. He had a grudge against Lieutenant Forrest. A shell came along,  ���������and"���������  - "Arc wo going to' play'for anything  this time?" asked Johnson. ,  "Yonr anto," said L'utler to Bixby.  r Bixby   anted.     "This    shell"   came  ( - along," ho said, "and,took off Forrest's  foot.' Ho ' saw Doolittle near him, and  called to him to take"���������-  "I'm in," said Walters.  "Raise it a couple of reds," said Butler.,  . -. Bixby picked up three eights and  stood tbe raise. Ho drew a fourth and  won the pot. Then it was'his.deal. He  shuffled leisurely as he said: ".The shell,  it seems,, took off Forrest's foot, and he  called to Doolittle fo carry him,back to  the ambulance. Doolittle lifted him'.to  his shoulder aud"��������� '  "I had three kings  to go," said Wil-  ,    liams, referring to his previous hand.  "I had  a  straight four  flush," said  Johnson sadly.  "Doolittle lifted hirn up," continued  Bixby, "and"���������  "Going to shufflo  tho  spots  off  the  cards:" asked Butler.  Bixby started to deal.  "Doolittle was  carrying him back," ho said, "with his  - head hanging over  his  shoulder, when  along CL..110 another shell, and"���������  "Give mo 'another stack," said Williams. Ho got it. While the hand was  being played Bixby turned to Butier,  who had staid out likorhimself.  ��������� "Just then," said Bixby, "another  shell camo along and took off .Forrest's  ���������    head.'-Doolittle didnit see it." ,  "Where was this?" asked Butler politely.  "At An tietam," answered Bixby.  "During tho war, you know. Doolittle  was carrying Forrest back to the ambulance. Ho said ho had his foot shot off.  He was being taken back to the ambulance.    He"���������  Enfcler picked up three aces. "I'm in  for a minute," ho said. Johnson raised  . him ten. Ho saw it and raised back  Johnson staid, and they drew. Butler  bet ten and Johnson raised him 20.  Butier hesitated and ran over his cards.  Then he looked long and searchingly at  Johnson. Thero was a curious tensity  in tha silence. Eixby turned to Williams.  "Doolittle,"  he said, "didn't  know  that Forrest's head had been shot oil-'. "  "Why didn't ho know it?" Williams  absently asked, watching tho players.  "He didn't seo it," explained Bixby.  "He kept ou carrying him back toward  tho ambulance. Private Canfield came  along and said to Doolittle:  " * What you carrying that for?'  " 'It's Lieutenant Forrest,' said Doolittle.   'I'm taking him back to tho air.-  bulance.'  " ' What can they do wif.h him in the  ambulance with his head shot off?' asked  Private Canfield.''  "I call," said   Butler, shoving in hir  chips.   Johnson won, and Bixby picket  up tho cards to deal again.  "Private..Caufiold;-" he said,."-wanted  to know what they could do with him  thero with his head shot off. 'His head !'  shouted*: Doolittle.. 'The blamed fool  told mo 'twas his foot.' "  Bixby pounded'-tb'o .tablq and laughed  heartily. His companions looked ^at  him wonderiu  "Who  eon.  "Why, be was tho fellow that was  carrying Forrest"���������  "Bixby's bc-au tolling a story," said  Williams. .  "What's the point?" asked'Butler.  "Tho point  is,"   said   Bixby, "that  Doolittle thought  his foot was shot off  when it was his head.  Ho was carrying  him back at the time, and"���������  "I've got  six cards, " said Williams.  "It's a misdeal," said Johnson.  "Go on with  your story," said Williams to Bixby.  "Yes,"  said   two   or  three others,  "give us tho story."  "But I'vo got through with it," explained Bij-by  ccccrrea to ^nom, in view or tne generaj  hollowness of life, that the young lady  might have been manufactured in Birmingham. So they turned the Roentgen  rays upon her and saw at .once through  the many folded wraps the amulets  which the Egyptians placed upon the  bosoms of tbeir, dead, thus proving the  genuineness of their specimen:  WHERE WOMEN  RULE.  What  DOCTOR WAS  IN, LUCK.  How Ee  Got a Quarter of  Beef  lie Was  In Want Of.  A prosperous Pi ttsburg physician, who  resides  in  annaristocratic  part of. tho  city, related an experience ho met with  about a' year  after  he  had  graduated  from college.    He was  practicing  in a  small village iri  Indiana   county about  18   miles from" any railroad.    Ho  had  been recently married, and in tho straggle to  make ends meet  the prospect at  times became very discouraging.' It was  during one of  these depressing  periods  in tho middle of the winter, with snow  a foot and  a  half, deep  covering   tho  ground, that he was called   to attend a  farmer who lived some miles away.  Tho  stock of provisions in the house was exhausted, and it yjemed/certain that the  resolution that had been  made   by the  young  couple /not -to  ask  any ono for  credit must  be' broken.    When the call  arrived,' the,doctor,was preparing to go  to the nearest store to ask  the proprie- >  tor to give him "tick" sothat he could  'get something for breakfast.   Instead of  going \o the storage mounted his faithful mare Molly and started off through  the drifts  to visit  his  patient.   -When  tbe doctor rose to leave, after attending  to the patient, the old farmer said:   ..,  "Doc, I ain't'got no money, but if a  quarter of beef'll do you any good I'll  eend it in when,the roads git broke."  The young doctor's heart gave a  bound. Concealing bis exultation^ as  best he could, he said: "What's the  matter with mo taking it right along? I  was thinking of buying some beef, "and  this will come in handy. V  The proposition was accepted, and the  farmer's sou helped put the quarter cf  beef across Molly's shoulders, and the  homeward jouraey began. The mare  was skittish, and the doctor had difficulty in- keeping the beef from falling.  Finally the mare shied at something,  and away went the beef into a big snowdrift. /      '  Tho doctor was a member1 of the  Methodist church, and, according to his  story, did not swear. He dismounted  and endeavored to put the beef on the  mare, but'she wouldn't stand .still, and  after repeated attempts tho task seemed  a hopeless one.v Thinking of the resolution, the young doctor set his ieeth and  tried again. This time he was successful. He felt like a conquering hero as  he dumped tho beef on the portico of his  modest home about midnight. The  faithful little wife was sure it was a  dispensation of Providence, but the doctor, remembering his struggles at the  snowdriit, reserved his opinion.���������Pittsburg Dispatch.  Social Student Found In an East*  ern Province.'  While studying social conditions in  oriental lands Dr. Alice B. Stockham  was advised by Tolstoi,' to visit the  Naiars on tbe Malabar coast of India,  and witness a type of civilization unknown elsewhere among tbe inhabitants  of earth. Here, according' to a writer,  the husband is a mere incident in the  'social organization. Woman's power is  autocratic and absolute. She wins or  divorces a husband at will. She frames  and.administers tho laws by which he  lives, and through her is the descent of  the property, which he may earn, but  not own. The ricefield is his active  arena, and if industrious and frugal���������  proving himself capable of maintaining  a family���������someNaiar maid invites him  to become her husband. The successful  man of eligible years is'wooed and won  as is the fortunate and accomplished  maiden of our country.  Tha impropriety of manifesting affection for a woman before it is solicited  is thoroughly'instilled into the mind of  the Naiar man, and, while the strife between natural tendencies and national  custom may sometimes approach the nature of an irrepressible conflict, to yield^  is ruin and humiliation irreparable.  The eligible bachelor must await' an  avowal of love and choice and suffer in  silence1 if it be long withheld. The  Naiars are of Brahman origin and much  above the average inhabitants of India'  in intelligence and in the administration  of their native government. Better native schools'are found here than elsewhere in India, arid a surprising degree  of domestic contentment.���������Springfield  Republican.  i  CAKE WALK IS FRENCH.  REMARKABLE   SHOOTING.  DOMESTIC ECONOMY PUZZLE  was  Doolittle?" asked John-  She Could Get   the Answer, but Still Sho  Wondered.  A dear little woman up on Capitol  hill married and went to housekeeping  in tho most determined manner. Sho  set to work to keep an exact account of  her expenditures.' balancing her books  regularly onco a month. Ono of her  earliest purchases was an ico ticket for  tho sea?on.    It cost, I believe, ������10.  A month later, in making up her accounts, it occurred to her that that $10  should be divided proportionately among  tbe several mouths mentioned on tho  ticket in order to give to each clay's account only tho amount of money actually expended on that day. Also she  wished to calculate and set down tbe  number of pounds of ice used each day.  '1 he problem had several ramifications  which I have forgotten , but, at any rato,  it was exceedingly difficult, and tho  housewife covered sheet after sheet of  paper with her calculation. Tho arrival of her husband found her disheveled aud in a slate of evident distress.  "What in the world is tho matter?"  ho asked.   The wife explained:  "Well, can't you get any-answer  without that figuring?" ho asked. The  wife's eyes began to blink rapidly and  she sniffed suspiciously.  '"Oh, I can get an answer," she said,  swallowing hard���������"I can get a lovely  answer, but I can't put it in my book  because I can't tell���������I can't tell wheth-  When It, Originated, It Also Stood For ft  Marriage,-Ceremony.  >, The cake walk properly had its origin  among the French negroes of Louisiana  more than a century ago. There is little doubt that it is an offshoot of some  of the old French country dances. It resembles eeveral of tkem in form. From  New Orleans it spread over the entire  south and thence north. It was found of  convenience to the plantation negroes.  They were not weddedr, by license, and  it was seldom that tho services of a  preacher were called in.  At a cake walk a man might legitimately show his preference "for a woman and thus publicly claim her for a  wife; In effect the cake walk' was not  different-from the .old Scotch marriage,  which required only public acknowledgment from the contracting parties.^ So  this festival-became in somo sense a  wooing, an acceptance.or'' rejection and  a ceremony. This explains its popular-*  ity with tho blacks, outside of its beauties, with tho accompaniment of music, which is competent at all times to  command negro support.  Cake walking has improved, as do  most things that are'constantly practiced. It has lost its old significance in the  south. Negroes now get married, when  they marry at all, in the white folks'  fashion. It has, however, become a pantomime dance. Properly performed, it  is a beautiful one. The cake is not much  of a prize, though tho negro has a'sweet  tooth.���������New Orleans Times-Democrat.  Killing Four Caribous Out of Five at Lcn;  Distances. '  A party of four of us left Bath for the  upper part of Maine  for  a   four   days'  hunting trip. There was one man among  as, Orderly Sergeant Richardson', U. S.  A., at Fort  Popham, Me., still   in   tha  service.    On the third morning three of  ~ns���������the sergeant, another and myself���������  left camp together in   search   of  gams,  the snow  falling   thick, but  calm; no  wind.    We had not  gono  moro  than a  mile from  camp when we saw -on   the  next   ridge   (a   hillside) five  caribous  standing in such an open  place that it  was almost impossible to get  nearer to  them without being seen.    After a wait  of some timo for them to chango   their  position, that we might advance and get  a shot  of  more  certainty, our  silence  was broken  by   tbo  sorgeant's  remark  that he had killed deer as far  away   as'  that, and thought ho could  kill  ono of  these.  We all agreed to let him take a shot  and estimated tho distance at 500 yards.  When he got in  his position, .which' ho  calls the Texas grip, and   selecting   the  one on tho right told  us to look out for  him, at the  crack, of  his  rifle, to1 my  great surprise, down came'tho  animal  with his back broken.  The others, being  bewildered; ran in a circle like, coming  to a standstill' somewhat nearer to us;���������  all  hands estimated 450 yards.   ,Again  he solected the one on the right, and at  the crack of the gun   again   tho animal  dropped, shot through  the'heart.    Tho  other three leaped off in  another direc-,  tion, as we'estimated, 600 yards.   Then  the sergeant adjusted his eights to that  distance, ,and to. my   great' surprise he  killed the third one. The other two separated arid one of them camo back near'  to the!first one  that'was shot,when ho  stood broadside to cs, and the  sergeant  fired, but shot low and broke, both'front  legs just above'tho knee.    After'a'little  skirmishing   about   in   the  brush   we  .found him, arid one,moro shot from the  old springfield rifle, with   the" sergeant  behind it, gave us four out of five caribous arid only five shots fired,and by only'  ���������one man at that.    We went  into camp  with flying colors and were  the center  of attraction that evening. j  -  - Ono of ,the party inquired of tho sergeant where'he had obtained such proficiency in marksmanship, when he pulled  his coat open and exhibited a,splendid  gold badge ,(frcm the army, a distinguished marksman's rinedal, won' by  him in, 1889 in the division competition  cf the army, department of the east.  Our party wero ou'tbis hunt for several  days and killed' six deer, two elks'aud  four caribous, of which Sergeant Richardson killed four'caribous, three deer  and one elk, and he.killed*themall over  300 yards, except one deer, which he  shot ou the run and about 150 yards'  distance, breaking its neck.���������J.- S.  Jouos, U. S. A., Retired, in Army and  Navy Journal.  to the player. "Mr. Squat," said Ike,  "really you are one of the most remarkable players I ever met." "Scott," said  the player and the friend simultaneously. "No," said Ike gravely and firmly,  "a man who can play billiards like  that must spell his name with a q."���������-  Exchange.  ���������  ������������������ i  Virtues of hot water.  ELEPHANT CURIOSITY.  er ic's days or ico  incrtnn Post.  or money."���������Wash-  "Oh,    have   you?"   said   Tfilliams.  "That's good. "���������New York Sun.  Spurious MuniLnies.  Spurious mummies have from time  to time been palmed off upon the public, and a doubt arose in a Vienna museum as to the validity of one daughter  of  the nharaohs in their collection.   It  Old Ab Drake.  Old Ab Di-ako was  one  of  the "odd  sticks" that  flourished  in  a   Vermont  rural neighborhood a good  many years  ago.    His wife was  a meek, obedient,  spiritless woman, over whom Ab tyrannized for   50 years, when   she  quietly1  slipped  ont of ' this world.    Old  Ab's  panegyrics on  his  dead  wife's virtues  were loud and long.   Before the.funeral  he said to one of his  neighbors:   "She  was the best woman on   the top of this  earth.   I jess thought the world and all  of her���������yes, I did! I always thought it,  and hanged if there wan't  times when  1 como mighty near telling her so���������yes,  sir!   And  I would 'a' told her so, only  I've always held, and I still hold, that it  ain't safe to praise anything that w'ars  petticoats.   'Ceptin for that, I would 'a'  told 'Lizy Ellen what  I thought of her  many a  time���������yes, I would!"���������Boston  Journal.        ...  Ferott Protection In Idaho.  The miners as well as the mine owners operating in northern  Idaho are peculiarly interested   in   rational   and effective methods of  forest  protection to  what remains of tho public timber lauds,  and  as  producers  of national   wealth  have a right to demand   it.    They have  the result of years of wanton  forest destruction before their  eyes  and can see  themselves  confronted with   a   timber  shortage before many years that threatens their commercial aud industrial life.  That such a condition is last approaching needs no prophetic vision to foresee.  Tho extent cf burned forest laud tho  past 10 years as developed  in  these regions is   an   evidence   that   requires no  supporting argument to mako effective.  That many thousands of  acres of forest  etill exist in the   Occur  d'Alene basins  does not weaken the fact of an impending timber shortage.   Under the preseut'  conditions   two   or   three   dry   season's,  would  suffice  to'wipe  cut   the   larger  portion   by far of   what remains of'the  forests in this part of the .state.    Thero  is not yet adequate protection or supervision, and public sentiment upon these  points is not yet  sufficiently aroused.  The Quality of Ileal  Fun.  One  man   said   to another in an elevated car about   something that ho 'had  just read, "Now, that is  actually funny," and then he  read   it  over  again.  The   inference  from  this'.is, of course,  that many of   the things written in tun  are not  really funny, and, making due  allowance for lack of-appreciation, it is  doubtless true that much of tho matter  written as  fun   actually does  lack the  true spark. It may be well intentioned,  good  natured,   even   cheerful, aud  yet  lack the peculiar filling, satisfying, energizing,  refreshing,   uplifting  quality  of real fun. .  The man who has this kind of fun in  his heart and who has besides the power  of communicating it to his neighbor  need not go to the Klondike for his reward.���������New York Ledger.  An  Animal Which  Stands With  Its Feet  Imbedded la  Hocks.  On the Miles Wilbur farm, less than  two miles from Palmyra, Wis., nearly  midway butweeu Bald bluff and the  Curuliau epriug, on a wild, rocky hill-  sido of the Kettle range of bluffs, may  be found a hngo rock known far and  near as the "i-toue elephant."  It is an._u.ally visited by large numbers of people, somo of whom pronounce  it a petrified elephant of monster size,  but the theory rucsn generally believed  is that it was hewed cut of tho solid  rock in which it seemed imbedded centuries ago by some prehistoric race.  As if to substantiate this latter theory,  from time to time many valuable tools,  relics and implements unknown to tho  people of this ago have been found about  its base and in that immediate vicinity.  It is about 20 feet long, G or 8 feet high,  of a dark gray color and weighs hundreds of tens. Tho bedy only is above  the level cf tho ground, its 'legs being  deeply sunk below, holding it firmly in  a standing position.  A tradition believed by many is that  around this huge stone the Indians  gathered to offer sacrifice to the Great  Spirit and burn their '���������.prisoners at the  stake'or make them tho victims of slow  torture known only to the Indians. It  is a long established and Generally believed theory that in this immediate vicinity and about Bald bluff and the big  spring were some of their most famous  battlefields and hunting grounds.���������^Boston Transcript.  Many, Are  the Achco  and Fains   It Will  Believe.  Not a phrase conveying an impres- '  sion of entire felicity, yet it may be  found that water, hot, has manifold  uses and is peculiarly able in certain  places to afford comfort and relief. A  physician who has' tried it says that no  agent so quickly relieves .nausea and  vomiting as water, hot' as it can be  taken. For constipation drink of hot  water a short time before retiring at  night. Dyspeptics are benefited by sip- -  ping a cup of hot water an hour before  eating. The same practice tends to flesh  production, arid is ono of the rules given  sometimes in prescriptions for the cure  of lameness.  As water is  so considerable an ele- ,  ment in the physical, structure, it is in,; -  some sense  a food,  though���������knowing,'  too, that without it life cannot be sup- -  ported���������it is not usually  regarded in  that manner, and the knowledge that a  weak stomach  will  retain  hot  watery  When it will nothing else may be oftentimes of value.  Let those who are inclined to sneer at-  "only hot water" try a cup of it, fresh  water, quickly heated and brought to a  boil, used with cream and sugar as for >  coffee.   If coffee, as many believe, encourages dyspepsia, and tea' renders its  consumers subject to headaches, while   .  a.cold fluid with warm fluid is not hygienic, it answers to reason that if any .  drink must be used at meals, the one!'  we are considering (or else hot milk)7'<-  having none of tbeir objectionable quaL*\\.  ities, is"preferable. J     - -"   ','/"'V'  To ward off the cold threatened by a  chilly sensation, drink a cup. To loosen ',  a tight cough, sip water as hot as it' can  be borne.,' A hot compress, with a dry'  flannel over it, persistently applied to  the throat and , chest will, care a stab-  born cough, a sore throat and cut short  in its iricipiency congestion of the lungs.  To dip a cloth in hot water and lay it ;  quickly over the scat of pain is some- >  times a relief in neuralgia. .,The same;, -  application ion the stomach will banish  colic.   In croup* place about the neck a '-.  flannel wrung out of hot water.   For   ;  sprains hot fomentations are excellent.   c';  Lf such cases care  should be taken that! ���������  the clothing is protected from darnpriessV  by the intervention of. a dry cloth, and   >,  in all,the uses for it thus far given it; \  -must be kept in mind that the water is  to be really-hot.-  ���������   ' ��������� .   .    '   .     '  In spasms place  the afflicted child as  quickly as possible in  a hot bath���������that,  is, one heated  as much as comfort will  allow. The convulsed frame will'be relaxed and  soothed   by its contact with  the warm water.   A hot  bath after ex-   '  posure will  do  much   to prevent  the.  taking of an infectious disease.   An occasional full  hot bath upon retiring is  of great benefit in inducing sleep.  Even   '  a footbath will  be found a  help as a  means to the same.  When a person is tired and heated,  bathing the face with warm water will'  prove more comfortable as well. as less  dangerous than the use of cold: Weak  eyes are made stronger by bathing them  regularly in - water as hot as can' be  borne. If they are tired, such bathing,,  to which isr sometimes added a little  salt, will wonderfully rest them.  For a fine complexion and velvety  skin never use cold, but warm water in .  washing the face. It may be first washed with soap and hot water, then rinsed  with tepid water. - To bathe the face  daily in hot water will, it is said, remove pimples., And the appearance of  wrinkles may be greatly delayed, it' is  believed, by the use of the hot bath.���������  St. Louis Republic.  The Borrower's Way.  If you lend a man grass seed, he'll  3omo around later to borrow a lawn  wower. ��������� Christian Work.  His Furlough.  "What is  a  furlough?" asked a Columbus (O,) teacher.  "It Missus a ninlo," was tho reply of  Mary.  "Oh,   no," replied  the  teacher, "it  doesn't mean a mulo."  "Indeed,   it doe.1;,"   said   Mary.    "I  have a book at home that says so."  -::-"Well," said the  teacher, now thoroughly interested,- "you may   bring the  book to school, and wo'll seo about it."  Tho next day Mary brought the book,  and in some triumph opened to a page  where there was a picture of a soldier  standing beside a'mulo. Below tho picture were tho words, "Going Homo on  His Furlough. "���������Exchange.  Isaac Ilroraley's Wit.  One evening Isaac Bromley was at a  billiard room, accompanied by a friend.  An accomplished amateur was displaying marvelous skill at the game. At  Ike's rec:u������s.fc tha friend introduced hirn  Mistook tho Mule.  Deacon Jackson was a very pious but-  very determined old  colored  citizen of-'t  Owl  Creek  valley.    Ho  had  a  young  mule which   his  boys were  unable  to  ride, arid their failure to break tho animal so exasperated the old man that he  determined to ri'do it himself.    Ho was,  however, no sooner  located on its back  than he was thrown into  an  adjoining  lot, where he was picked up with both  legs broken and bis neck badly sprained.  "What ou e*irth did such an old man  us yon mean by   trying to  ride a wild  young mule liko that?'' asked the doctor.  "Waal, sub," said Deacon.'Jackson,  "I never does  undertake  to  do nuthin  widont fuss  consul tin   ov do  Lawd an'  seein whut he dun tbuuk erbout hit.'-M  axed him cf I orter rido.dat mulo what  my iriflin no ercouut boy's couldn't ride,  an   de Lawd he  sed, ' Yeesab,' jos' ez  plain cz I am talkin to you."  "Well, but he  seems  to  have given '  you bad advice. " ���������  ,  "No, doctor, his judgment was all  right, fer deLawd knows dis ole nigger  never seed de day when ho was afeered  to straddle anything from a circular saw  up to or elephant, hut dis time I think  de Lawd was jes' mistooken in de  mule."���������Altanta Journal!  Famous Three R's.  The originator of the famous three  "r" alliteration "reading, 'riting and  rithmetic" was Sir '.Villiam Curtis, a  lord mayor of London. In J795hepro-  josed it as a toast before the board of  ducation.  f'U'l  IJ  .,y,'.V  '-.itf  ��������� ��������� ���������*,  3:1!  '.  '*4*!  tern  OBB *"   /. ',.  /���������'?"'    ��������� r : *- *������ s ������-<���������* -f ������������������'���������* "   ____    S������?(tTJBrjBaLBX.Y   JTJ^S.    sWiBEi^A^,    B.    C-    ZJWJKDAX.    B3BTO -l,7tii.,lgg  *   - x :  ���������n    i ��������� in   -*-���������-���������   I   ���������!       '   -^���������-"��������������������������� ,  ��������� ���������������������������  t  r  ?HE SUMBSLI  HIS.   .  Cumberland,    B. G,  Issued     Every    Tuesday     and  Saturday.  M. Whitney, Editor.  ffEaHJS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IMT    ADVANCE.  '" " RATES OF ADVERTISING;  One inch per year,  once-a-week,  $j2.oo  ,"     ."     ������.'. month,      "       " ' ?-5������,  Local notice per line "       " , ;io .  For both ' issues  one-HAJ.F   additional.  r     ���������������������������-.'���������     ������     - ...  ON������ 'YEAR,   by  mail $2.00  PER' MONTH by carrier .25  ' 'SINGLE    COPY      F:ive    Cents.  . ������3" Advertisers who want their ad  changed, should get; copy in by  12 a.m. day before issue.  Notices ' of  Births,   Marriages   and  Peat'hs,"' 50 cencs each insertion.  i-:j 7  -T-������      'i .��������� ��������� ' ���������  No Acvertismept inserted for less than  go cents.  y -���������'���������"���������'������������������  persons foiling to ge,t The News re-  V gularly should notify the Office.  persons having any business with Ttie  ' i^HEWS yill please' calf at the office or  SATURDAY, SEPT. 17th, 1893  <-*\ - :   He who thinks a corporation has  no rights wfiicji he is bound fo respect, is an incipient anarchist.  ' ;    '-'  '   ''_______ _  JJhe authorities an4 people of  every country owe it to themselves  to make such provision against the  assassination of their rulers, as will  make the accomplishment of such  4.,   , ���������    1 ���������. ������������������'.      > -     i-  a crime well neigh impossible.  ,,��������� ���������������������������' ������������������' ���������       ���������   ��������� '   '   ���������  qjljg p^lonist we.ll , reminds ������ic:  toi'm that she can aot look to Koo-  fenay for trade, but in a very limited degree. Her best field for devel:  ppment is���������the island upon whfch  she is situated.  the synopsis of the evidence, it .declares; ''It is no wonder the jury's  labors were abortive.-" Then why  blame the jury ? They ha|d nothing but the evidence to guide them,  and those who have impartially  read the evidence, will agree th.e  jury c*p*ld not have rendered, if hop.  esc Ss they undoubtedly are, any  other verdict.  Again the Times quotes from the  verdict: "There is no evidence to  prove that the bridge was known  to be unsafe by the Union Colliery  Co.," and then asks:  "Did the jury exercise due diligence in searching into that ? If  they did not they seriously neglected their public duty."  $0^ the Times knows full well  that Mr., Barker, barrister of Nanaimo, was sent here by the Attor.-  ney-General to look after the pub-,  lie interest, and that he scraped up  every particle of evidence he could  find bearing upon the matter., He  put upon the stand such witnesses  as he thought knew anything about  the .case. In other words, the government managed the inquest���������not  the Turner Government, but the  new (Times) government, anjl having found not one particle of evir  dence reflecting on the company,  the Times continues to tprow dirt.  Yes, let a commission be issued to  enquire into the government .management of the case, and while they  are about it place the writer of the  Times article on triiil before a com-  raissipn on lunacy.  4cm������i<iiu<**a,*|  SUNT)AY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH��������� Services jjj*.  the evening.-     Rev. J.   X.  WiLLEMAg  roctor.  METHODIST CHpRCH.-$ERVj������e$  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   League meets   at the. close of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor.  ST. GEORGE'S ' PRESBYTERIAN  CFURCfl.���������Services at ii a.m. and  7 p m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S. C. E. meets at the close, of evening  service.    Rev. W. X.   Dodds, pastor.  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKERY, Comox, B. C.  . .  '      4  C OUBTENAY  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mcr  Caljuni, Proprietor.  RIVERSIDE  HOTEL,   J.  J.   Grant,  Proprietor.    '  GEORGE    B.    LEIGHTpKT,    .Black .  sraith and Carriage Maker.  as well as  S. Xeiser.  , New Westminster is showing  commendable pluck in the midst of  her misfortunes. She needs much  in the way of temporary help, but  can be depended on after, that, to  take care of herself. Her citizens  propose to stand by their town.  Already merchants have erected  frame structures, and doing business. The Dominion and Provin-  pial public buildings will be erected  without any  unecessary delay.    It  %> > ���������'  has been decided to go  ahead  with  the  Fair.    Vancouyer.  will   house  1   (V     t*     :   . "    *    '      ���������       .  tjie people, and the tramway take  them  back  and forth  at  reduced  rates.    Qulside help is pouring in.  TheC. I5.   R.}  contributed  $5,000.  pur member,   Mr. Dansmuir, gives  $3,000  and    he    provides    special  transportation      for      teats     and  blankets    frorn   Victoria.    Seattle  without waiting to enquire,  rushed  _D a car load of  provisions,    Van-  pouver is  responding  nobly.    Lei  us provide  a good  district exhibit  to help along their show.  rPTT-R ^IMES ON THE INQUEST,  The Times, taking the summary  of the evidenqs contained in the  verdict in the bridge inquest case  as a basis, criticises-the jury and  conduct of tiie inquest. It is  strangely  illogical.    Referring:   to  LOCAL BRIEFS.  And the Council said: "Let there be  liaht."  Dr. Westwood, we hear, is now located in  Grand Forks.  We are glad to sec the stuinps disappeai -  ing from the streets.  We have been informed that wage? <m the  roads have beea reduced to ������2 per day.  If our readers have any local news of in  terest. w<; will be pleased to iustrt; same in  the local column, if brought to the ofiice.  AS*. Neat well-lighted corner room, suitable for an office or shop, next to City Hall?  for rent.    Enquire at News Office.  Mr. Thos. Cairns had stolon from him  half ton of pears lately. What makes it arr  pear a little remarkable, they were cpoking  pears.  The Wellington Enterprise is informed  that the Comox Agricultural Exhibition  will take place on the 29th of this months,  instead of the 20th as it alleges.  There is only a gap of about one mile to  connect tbe Comox-Nanaimo Trunk road.  The sum of $1,000' is required, and the  govorf.me^'t has heen urged to issue a  * peciul grant for this purpose.  Tho E|nvorth League topic for to-morrow  evening will be "The Wheat and the  Tare-*-." Matt. 13: 24-30, 37-43. Everyone  ia cordially invited to remain after church  service, and take part if they desire to.  The Canadian Magazine for September  maintains the reputation of - that admiral  publication. Above everything else it is  intons'iy Canadian; solid without being  heavy; bright without being sensational;  with suilicient variety aud well illustrated.  Every Canadian ought to read it.  The Secretary ot the Comox A.  r.utl I. Association requests that parties  wishing, to make entries for Show would  simply give the number of their exhibit as  shown in Catalogue and if any intend to exhibit and have not received a Prizo List  they will please notify tha Secretary.  A Jap was found drowned at Dcnman Island wharf  Thursday  evening.    His   body  Wellington has passed a by-law to raise  ������4000.gv9 to purchase a lire engjiji? and fire  apparatus. Why can't we have a trifle of  hi������se to protect;u8 ? L is said it will cost  $2.50 to procure attachments to the  hyi rants here so tho hose can be u*ed.  Great Seatt! Can't that matter be arranged?  $100 REWARD���������For any information that will lead to the convicr  tion of the party  or parties  who  stole,  shot,  or   poisoned  my  dog,  T. R. Biiown, Shoemaker,  _uiiii}eriaud? B. C.  ; Gordon Murdoek,  Third St.        Union, B.a  ,   B L A C K S M I T H I N G  in all its branches,  and Wagons neatly Repaired-  Milk. '  WA.IE3 TS.  AGENTfy  The war with Spain is   over^    We" haye'  the most complete history publibhed. ���������    Our   ���������  book contains about 700 p,������gea, over 100   il-  lustrations, and is so cheau it .-ells on sight.  Agents joining money with it the last  few.   ���������  days.     Write quick for information.  BB.ADLEY-GARRETSON CO.',  Limited,  Toronto,.  WANTED.   ,  Industrious man of character to  travr 1  and  appoint agents.    Salary and expenses  paid. '  BRADLEY.-GARRETSON,   CO.,   Limeteq  Tqronto.  ~~ :        AGENTS.  Book business is better than for years  past; also have-better and faster silling  books. Agents clearing from ������1Q to $4Q  weekly. A few leaders are :-7-"Queen Victoria," "Life of Mr. Gladstone," "My  Mother's ������������������ Bible Storiet*," "Progressive  Speaker, "."Klondike Gold Fields," "Woman," ''Glimpses o: tho unseen," "Break-:  fast, Dinner and supper." Books on time.  BRADLEY-GABRETSON COMPANY,  ��������� Limited,  TORONTO.  AGENTS.  .1 am just starting the best thing for money-making   vou have seen for many  a day. ,  Your name and address will bi nig the golden iufqrniatiqxi   T. ��������� H. .L1NSCOTT, Tohont^.    ,  NOTICE  Any person or. persons destroying .or  withholding the kegs and barrels uf the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be'paid for Information  leading to  conviction. .  W-  E. Norns, Sec'y  Eggs,  Vegetables.  Havi n'g secured ^he Han igan ranch  I am prepared to deliver aily  pure fresh milk, fresh eggs, and  vegetables, in Union and Cumberland, A share pf patronage is  solicited.  JAMES REID.  Society      Cards  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. & A. M9    B. C, R.  1    Union, B.C.  Lodge  meets   .first   Friday in   each  month.    Visiting brethren   are cordially  invited to attend.  R. Lawrence. Sec.  THE  INQUEST.  Jame3 Lister Work: "Reside at Union  Wharf; am foreman of Union Colliery Co's.  works at the wharf. I am a general carpen  ter. I have worked a little on bridges.  Mr. Little asked me in December 1S97 to  gp with Mr. McLaughlin to take the deflection of the span ... We fotmd it five  eigths of of an inch.    It  was   with,   a   full  train of cars going veg$ slowly There  was no side play���������just a deflection of five  eigths of an inch. I made observations  again on the 16th of June, 1898. McLaugh-r  lin had left some work undone and timber  to go in. I asked him to show me what  work was to be done and what new timber  was needed. We were asked to, make a  thorough examination on the Sfth of August,  McLaughlin asked me to take deflections.  On the 9th I took lines as the river was  low, and hung them from centre of span . .  I found the defleetion barely three quarters  of an inch". . . '. In ordinary cases timber is  allowed eight or nine years, but they   often  stand longer."  Cro3s-examined-"It doe3 not follow that  timber is not used after eight or nine yea.s.  I considered the bridge safe. On the lQfch  of June I considered it safe tor another year.  Tenders,  Tenders will be received   by   the   under,  signed up. till 6 p.m. Tuesday,   Sept.   20th  inat., for Refreshment stand  on  Exhibition  Grounds, Fair Day, Sept. 29fch.  W>i. Duncan, Sec'y.  ,~..~     . Comox A. & I. Association,  was brought here this morning, and  ao   \n-   j  gandwick> Sepfc. 6, 1898.  quest is being held to-day, ���������������������������'-  ������������������  YARWQOD  &    YOUNG,  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Cerner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Ofpice, Third Street andDunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Union the 3rd   Wednesday  of  each month and remain ten days.  Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,frC.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers tcordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. ������.,   Union.  Meets everv alternate Wednesdays ot  each month at 8 'o'clock p. m. Visiting  Brethren cordiallv-invited to attend.  JOHN COM he, Scribe.  I     O     O.    F.  HARRISON P.'  MILLARD,    -  Physician,    Surgeon   and   Accoucheur.  Offices: Willard Block, Cumberland  CquRTENay House, Courtenay.  Hours of Consultation:   Cumberland, 10 to  12 a. m. Tuesdays and. Fridays.  Courtenay, 7 to 9  a. m. and p. m.  Union Lodge.   No., it.   meets   e erv  .Friday .nig-ht at '8 o'clock. Visiting, bveth  ,ren cordially invited 10 atU'nd.  ��������� ' ������. A. An lev, R. S,  COME TO  ^ _vm j./j*u������w w(m*������w������-'������-*l  The Ne\vs Office .  with    your,  printing. Reasonable prices prevail  FE mail free for- asking "Tne Craft of  M > * St. Crispin," a 50 page handsomely  (if illustrated catalogue of the " Slater Shoe " telling how shoes are made, the kind of shoes  that fit all kinds of feet, the kind of wear that  certain leathers give and how to care for them.  Call or drop a card to tjie local "'SlaterShoe"  agency, or  The Slater Shoe Fad  MONTREAL  sSWJ  ���������il  \f]  I  '.VI  ''si  A

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