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Choice fresh and s*ilt meats, headcheese, bolonga, sausages
andvegetables, fruitand eggs
SHI-pFIlsra-   STjn��LTB3D
ihow Us
A successful merchant and we will show you
a man who keeps thoroughly posted and
watches the cost of every single article he
Same Bale Applies to Economical Housekeepers
That's the reason the women of Union use
our prices as a standard for what they should
pay for goods elsewhere.
^��#i^^��^P��#s-^��#��^^i as*^
j. sifecial t:r,i:p-
Should be taken to
The Ideal Cash Grocery
We Have it!
Good Cjoking Bitter at 2 ) cents per Ib.
Choice Dairy and Creamery B<*>ter at 25
and 30 cents per Ib. A Fine Assortment of
the celebrated G. B. C ocola'e. Candy,
Bon Bons, Prize packages, etc. etc,
Apples from $1.00 per box, Fresh Eggs
Arriving daily and expect by this week's
Boat���A large consignment of Grapes,
Apples. Pears, etc. etc.
Partridge and Rennison,
���**������pya   in       i    i ���a���i���11 ii    i  ������������a,
Tempting  Prices  at
-?. r>u3sr3srEs
You will find in my selection of this
fall goods bargains never offered you
before.     Fine black worsted    suit
136.00, nice nobby Scotch suits $25.00
And Overcoats From $20.00   up.
latest by Wire
Victoria, Oak 26.  T�� Jam* Abnuu, U
aion.   Full oourt to day upheld oouetitu*
���ioaality Small Debts Act...Arthur O. Smitb
, Deputy Attoraty-Qiairal.)
Texada Minis Boomino.���Nanaimo, Oct. 24.- W. H. Morion and John
Maher have returned from Texada Island
bringing down some line specimens of
quartz. They report the mining business
booming up that way, and some very rich
strikes being made. The Van Anda M in*
ing Co. of Texada Island will at once
invite tenders for the sinking nf another
shaft to the depth of 106 feet in their
valuable prouerty. In Vancouver great
excitemrjK has been caused among mining men Saturday fcth, by a sack full ol
ore, brought from Laraedale Mine, Texada Island. The ore is far richer then
seen there before. Chunks of five gold
were sticking  out all over the  surface.
Wellintom Mine Fire.���News was
received at Nanaimo Friday morning
that a fire was at the (oar. of Nov. 4
Slope in the aid Nov. 3 Shaft in the
Wellington Collieries. Efforts at once
made to check the spontaneous combustion, but this morning tht fire broke out
and got beyond control of the available
compliances and as a mere precaution
the men and mules wen takes out of
both No. 3 an J No. 4 Shaft. It is highly
probable tkat both Nos. 3 and 4 Shafts
will kave to bt flooded to subdue the lire.
If it should gain headway, as there it
���very appearance ofitt doing, it will
throw quits a (lumber of pen out of employment tor Ibree or four months.
Dominion QUAtmnlME.���It is now
reported Dr. W*Olt,.secf4(aryof the Pro.
vmcial Board of Health will Irt appoint
cd Dominion *��� Quarantine Officer at
Albert Head, vice Dr. Duncan .whose
appointment has been cancelled
Sunday Liquor Uw.-Thj saloon
men at Victoria have received instruc
lions not to draw their blinds on Sunday,
so that tht police could see whether
liquor was being sold or not. The order
will be generally ignored.
Election Petition.���Argument on
the objections tothe Election Petitions
has been adjourned until Nov. 5th.
Umatilla Damage.���The damages
done to the Umatilla which went ashore
some time ago will aggregate $115,000.
Reception of Tarte���The Liberals
are making elaborate preparations for the
reception of Hon. Mr. Tarte. They will
among other things, tender him a banquet.
South Exssex Election.���Oct. 13rd
tbe majority of the Liberals yesterday in
the South Exssex election is 101.
Former Resident's Visit.���Mr. C.
S. Nichol, who was manager for the new
Vancouver Coal Co., in the eirly sixties,
is now a resident of Nicaragua. He is
spending a few days in Nanaimo.
Nanaimo Shipping.���ship J. B.
Brown was towed to the sea this morning.
Wellinoton Shipping.���The ship
Columbus sailed Saturday. Ship Grenada is loading; Americas bark ���"��� S.
Cheney is loading. Ship J. C. Potter
has sailed. The American bark Gather*
er is due.
Union   Shipping.
Tht Tepic, lift ea the 80th. with 410 tou
ol eoal for tht C. P. K , Vauoavtr.
Tht Waehttaaw Ielt on tht 2Stb, with
2100 tona tf Mil lor thi Nouthera Pacilic at
Saa Fraacleco.
Tht Ttpit Ml oa tht 2ttb, with KM tou
of ooal for Iht C. P. K. Vancouver.
Tht Cetta Rioa ll loading
Tht Minneolo will bt dat Wtdattday,
Men's new styles in Hard and Soft
Hats at Leise's.
The clearance sale at Leiters is now on.
Look at their bargain counter.
Thursday Evening Social.
Tht laditi of Trinity Chunk will glvt a
eooial at Cumberland Hall, on Thursday
tvtaiagof thit wuk. Then will bt re*
freehmeato tad a goad programme ia expected. Admieeiou to otter iiptam 21
McPhee & Moore,
Genenal Merchants and Butchers,
B. O
Trinity Church was decorated for the
Harvest Home Service, held on Sunday morning and evening. Archdeacon
Scriven was so good as to remain over
in Union, and officiate for Mr. Willemar,
for which the congregation are most
thankful. The Archdeacon preached
helpful sermons, both morning and
The decorations were quite effective
and some artistic. The arch just front
of the chancel was the design of Mrs.
Collis, and was certainly quite pretty,
being covered with green mosses; from
the arch and supports were suspended
rosy apples, lucious grapes; marigolds
w*re mixed with the green moss and
fruits which make a pleasing contrast.
The Altar was draped in immaculate
while on which were pinned maple leaves,
and bunches of grapes; between the
stained-glass windows was a cross of
golden grain; on the end of the pews,
were tied bunches of oats; banked about
Ihe Altar and chancel, also in the windows, were fruits and vegetables, ferns,
flowers, and patted plants were in every
available space.
The ladies by whose labor and taste
the decorating was accomplished are:
Mesdames Lawrence, McKim, Collis,
CBnen, Banks, Mtssat Chambers aad
Mrs. Little was most kind in giving
many of the flowers used and sending a
servant to bring the moss used for decorating.
Messrs Sharp and Sullivan assisted
greatly; Mr. Sharp helping each day.
Mrs. Dangerfield, Miss Bertram, and
Mr. Cox each sang a solo, in delightful
With Mis O'Dell at the organ tht
success of the choir���who were
each in good voice���was assured
Mrs. O'Dell played as a voluntary
a beautiful inarch; the beautiful service
ofthe Church of England, music and
decorations, were all most impressive.
�� ��
1 nave been accused by a "Lonely
Bachelor" of "running down members of
tke male persuasion���though why persuasion���who are lardy in taking unto
themselves a woman tender and true;'
Mr. Lonely Bachelor, also declares,
"girls nowadays are artificial, tight-
laced, sickly-looking, ball room butterflies."
I wonder how old is Lonely Bachelor I
From his allusion to "girls now-a-days,"
one might infer he had seen a former
generation of girls, and must have bean
then old enough to judge of ihem seas
10 compare with "girls now-a-days,"
which would bring him up to���lay���iixty
fire years; but his suggestion that a
marriage buereau be established leads me
to place him at about twenty-two.
I am glad to hear there are many
"bachelors awaiting to grasp the opportunity of becoming benedicts, if they can
only find the right woman," And let me
assure them they will never find her
through studying a pictured face, or
scanning a submitted list of a girls
"characteristics," as Lonely Bachelor
Ah, ne! There's a subtler, surer wav
of recognising the right woman he witl
never mistake. It may be through a
graceful movement of tbe artificial girl, a
pathetic glance fiom the gentle eyes of
the "sickly girl," a bright smile of the
"tight-laced girl," a kindness from tbt
"ball room butterfly,"���and warm fcearts
as often beat beneath ball-rood bodices,
as under quaker like robes.
Any one of these disparaged young
women may yet subjugate Lonely Bachelor, who, when he finds the girl who
loves him, will lean, that very Itve will
aerve to convert even ihe butterfly lata
Ihe demure little woman he desires bar
The young ladies with whom I hava
discussed L. B.'s saggestina that the;
submit their photos for exhibition art
amued at the proposition, but each
would like a life site picture of Lonely
Bachelor to add lo their collection tt
Tht meoaligkt ehed lit btuu on
try tad lighted tht "narrow read" to Ota-
ox oa Thursday, when me., fnm Uaiaa
drove down te tht Marine Bud Omul,
Everyone epeaka ia hightet prabt tl tka
���eleotiom rendered, vital ud intranatal.
Thi aavy ban beta aukiag toiagi baas
aronnd Courtney, aad Cmmx. It la ra.
���ond 0. U. B. Irapwitan will ntera la a
WMk, when il la expwted tkty will give aa
eatertelomoat ia aid tf Iht Sagliak Caere's,
t t
A praaiatat baeitete maa, htm Haaat*
Iat, ia Uaioa lut wart, wm feet a IMIe
pnaalart ia etteadlag MagntalaMft to
a yoang bachelor, witk a uar happy tatars.
Some people try to hit tke target witk
empty oartridia; It la a feat ul yet anaa*
pliakid by ��na watk ���koto
Bats a.
Dowxai.-At Union, Out. Hit., the
wilt tf Mr. Paal Downy, tf a tea,
Waun.���At Uaioa Oit Mlk, Ikt
wilt tt Mr. ��T. WBM, eta eta.
Mooaa.-At Uaioa, Baadap Oit. Wh,
Iht wilt ef Mr. 0.3. Metre, tl am
Odd-Fallowa' Concert.
Tht Odd-Fellowe' Aaaivimry Coattrt
aad Baaqaet wm given ta Taaaday tvoaiag,
tkt 20th, iut., at their hill whieh had beta
Uetefully dettnted wilh nd, while tad
Hut banting; from tot Mam tf toe eetliag
etrlpe tf baaliag extended to tkt Ml���a
aad aldM tf tht room la greoefal latoeaa.
Above Ihe taaopy Mtered dale tf Uw thief
and viM-ofBean, win tht three llakt, la
tri-oolored banting, Iwo liny leaa kniltg
Ihe worda "Weleume," tod btantk,
"deeped liaale" were aa either eidt Ikt
liaki. Al eae ead tf Ikt nan were drtpel
tkt "Ualeu Jaok" tad tkt <��lan tad
Mr. Wm. Caaferd proved a aat ablt
obairataai Min Ttnkall a tapablt mmm-
peniet, lad ker mIo, "Ikt Odd FeUtwe
Mareh" wm vary good.
Mn. Slevtu reellatioa wm gtad kat tke
lady wm aot familiar witk ker pim eiCti-
���otly to give it eaoolhly.
A reading by Mr. Mitchell wm meet ta.
tertatalag, w wm Mr. Wa. MeDaaafk't
rMitatioa. Mr. MeDoaagh ia a goad eleta*
tioaial. Mr. Ugaa taag "Jttk O'l
dine," with maeh etyreeeioa. Mr.
nag, 'Tkt Diver," received ta eeeuta,
when he eaag "Rooked ia tht Cradle tl tkt
Deep" kualifally, Mr, Hitkt veto it tl
remarkable range, with aot a hank aotej 41
might bt nllid emotlb aad aafs likt velvet.
A long by Hits Denlea, gives promiae tkt
yoaag lady wilh turning will develop a
luvtito. Adoeloornet by Mean Boy
aad Klrkweod wm very pntly. Aa addraa
ky a veteran Odd Pellew wm delivered to a
olear veiee loi etylt aad auk appteejalid
ky thi krttkirei hie uiu mm pad ae,
whieh wt regrel. Mr. f linker nag two
kimoeon ditlia to Ike delight tf Mm aadi*
mm. Mr. Blekely nag to a gaiur wta*
ptaimal. Mr, 3. Deataa eaag "tkt Maple Ltaf Fewer," aod Ikt eadlMM aaaM
att nf rain from Jelaiag ia tkt tktrm Mra
Geo. Walk* eaag "BoMa Adair" very
ewMlly. Mn. Bm ud Mre. Klrkwtod
���lag BMt ueeplakly.
Mr. Sltrtu nag, "Yoall reewmbn at"
whieh it alwaya a aaivanel Uvatito*
Tht nppw wm u unlink,
tat, aad tht tebtai pntlily laid.
Tanhall aad Amity were Iktt
Tkt latter part tf Ikt 1
forteaately tusm
la oblaia tbe aaaM af then that luk part,
la oonelaeitn we deein -to lletea tar
appreciation of tke Mtattotoaart u ���
whole, aad teagntulalt tka Leaa* aa %
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The Weekly News.
M.    WHITNKY,    Publisher,
An advertiser announces something
new in woman's stockings. What in
the world can It be?
Tho Boston Herald says that "Hit*
sea serpent this year, as usual, is hie
��t unique," He seems to be mostly
If Lt Hung Chain,' Should happen to
como in contact with the business end
of un American yellow jacket, he would
bo very glad to "lose" It.
A New Vork man asserts that he ean
tnlk for forty-eight consecutive hours
on the financial question, Thut depends;
���he can't do it in this town.
Miss Delia McGrew, of Providence,
died the other dny and $25,000 In greenbacks was found ln her bustle, It isn't
every girl who has sueh financial buck*
lag as that.
The Sultan of Turkey lias given Oinrn
Barton the order of the Cliefakat. We
don't know what that is, but we hope
Clara will not permit 11 to run at large
���until she examines It closely and proves
that lt Is entirely proper.
The Street Railway Journal says that
the longest ear ride for a nickel is
plven in Brooklyn. Since the trolley
waa Introduced Into that town a person
often pays a nickel fcr a ride whieh
begins on time and ends In eternity.
Nebraska conies forward witli a "girl
horse thief." But horses nowadays are
ao cheap that the theft of one is only
petit larceny. If tliat enterprising
young woman wants to achieve notoriety she should aspire higher aud stool
a bicycle.
Paris policemen have been supplied
with electric dark lanterns, by means
of which they can see one hundred
and lifty feet away. They are employed so successfully ln raids in the Bois
de Boulogne on the homeless persons
who sleep there at night, lhat Saint.
Cloud, Sevres and Villo d'Avroy are
overrun with vagrants.
After ten years' trial of a Sunday law
In New Orleans, it hits been decided to
abandon it as impracticable, During
these ten years, however, the law has
been enforced only three months, und
that spasmodically, a couple of Sundays at the time. The city officials
���have testified unanimously against the
law, saying that it took the entire police force to support It, and that ln the
criminal courts lhe murder and oilier
more Important cases have been crowded from the docket by the Immense
number of Sunday law violations. A
Sunday law���such is the general ver-
dlct-ls impracticable In a community
where only 20 per cent of the population is Anglo-Saxon and less than 1
per cent of New England stock.
ln contrast with lhe election in Mexico, that in chili was hotly coutested
and very exciting, and the results were
for some time in doubt. Tbe term there
la five years, and llie retiring president,
.Torge Monti, whoso term ends noxl
December, was constitutionally Ineligible for a second term, Nevertheless,
there are charges thnt the Influence of
the administration was unfairly exerted, The candidates were Frederlco
Brrazut'lz, who was supported by the
Moderate Liberals uud Conservatives,
nnd VIncento Reyes, the candidate of
the Extreme Liberals. The latest reports give Krrnzurlz 1-1." electoral voles
and Reyes 1ST* with three provinces to
hear from, which are not expected t ,
overcome tlie majority for Krruzui'iz.
One of the largest retail dry goods
houses in New York city Is considering
the advisability of starling a school of
Its own for Its cnsh girls, somewhat
after the system that is In operation in
���several of the large Chicago stores, I n
Chicago il was found ihnt the cash girls
employed In the hig stores wore glud of
un opportunity to gel an education ami
earn a living al the same limn. Musi
of them are helping BUpporl n family,
and tliey could not Afford lo give lip
their small salary nnd go to school,
Business does not begin in earnest in
tliese department stores much before
JO o'clock, Some of the girls afteml
the school from half-past eight uutil
ten In the morning, and a second division receive Instruction early In the
afternoon. Those schools huve been
found to make the cash girls more diligent in their work and give them ambition to improve themselves.
thrashed straw, and as lt Is dry feed
aud not very nutritious, it cannot do ���
other than decrease the milk yield. The
part of the stack that the eows will go
for Is thai under the carrier, and consisting very largely of chaff from the
grain head. This Is more nutritious
than the straw nearer the root, because it contains some of the nutrition
nearest the grain, and that Is last to
dry up and change to woody matter.
Many grain farmers who keep cows
put them In the barnyard over night,
where at this time of year and a little
later thp yards are apt to lie filled with
a huge stack of newly thrashed straw,
Most farmers think the cows will not
rat thc straw unless It is good for them,
but as they generally notice about this
time a great shrinkage of milk, a good
many of them have got in the habit of
putting the two facts together and
drawing their own conclusions. Cowa
are for a change very fond of newly
An Englishwoman was horrified to
See her cook going out, on a recent Sunday, arrayed in a bonnet that bore a
surprising resemblance to the latest
confection she had received from her
milliner. She determined to dismiss the
girl as soon as sbe brought the bonnet
back; but Investigation developed the
fact that her own head covering was
slill safe in lis box. Thon the conviction came over her that her cook wus
Actually copying her fashions, ond, as
their figures were not dissimilar, the
awful possibilities id the situation unfolded before her mind's eye like a panorama of horrors, When Ihe cook came
back, she was packed off I us tan ter, bug
and baggage. But the cook went to
law about It, and was awarded the
usual amount of wages in lieu of warning. The judge held thai a mistress
had a right to object to a servant's apparel if she chose, but she was not justified in dismissing her without notice,
merely because two hats were very
much alike.
Two Ymuiu Men Will--Hand and Knee"
It Across the Continent,
To crawl across the continent is the
feat two young California athletes will
attempt. Early in February, 1S1I7. tliey
will set out from Sau Francisco on all
fours and move only as quadrupeds until they reach New York city. Messrs.
,1. C. Barry and P. Kroman, two members of the Crescent Athletic Club, of
Berkeley, Cal., are the young meu.
For several weeks they have been
thinking over tiie idea, and they are
now busy perfecting their plans and
making arrangements. After leaving
San Francisco the crawling men will
visit Sacramento, Reno, Ogden, Salt
Lake, Denver. Topeka, Kansas Olty,
St. LOUlS, Chicago, Toledo, Cleveland,
Pittsburg, Philadelphia and Trenton before reaching New Vork. The young
men say, after having made eureful
computations, lhat they believe they
can cover the 8,000 miles lu ten months.
This would he nu uverage of ten miles
to be crawled each day, rain or shine.
As they intend lo make many slops,
and give entertainments In many of
the towns, the journey may occupy
fourteen or fifteen months,
Before starting the young men will
engage in preliminary training, and
thereby accustom themselves to tin?
unusual method of locomotion. From
now until September they will crawl a
certain distance daily, and wben they
start from San Francisco lhey will be
great many letters full of endearing
phrases. At length she discovered he
was already married and had a family.   He assured lier, she says, that he
miss tuuhi.ow.
would soon obtain a divorce. This he
appears to have failed to do, and the
result is the suit for breach of prom-
A   Pneumatic  Tire   Has  Been   Found
Which Cannot Be Punctured.
According to a London weekly which
is usually conservative in Its utterances a pneumatic has at last been
found which cannot be punctured, lt
is claimed that a wheel equipped with
Kiisclinh   Pctiiter   Clothed   with   Full
Honor* of tho Uoyul Academy.
Ernest Crofts, tho Knglish painter,
who has recently beeu clothed with the
full honors of thc Royal Academy, is
the only artist In England who is just
now prominent as a painter of military
subjects. Ile was born at Leeds about
fifty yeurs ago aud studied at Rugby
and subsequently at Berlin. He took
a course in drawing at London and then
entered the studio of Herr Kmil Hun-
ton of Dusseldorf, wlio enjoyed the
patronage of the German court. Hun-
ten painted pictures of war and Crofts
adopted the same branch of the art.
He selected British subjects for his
pictures, and has illustrated the history
of the wars of the roundheads and cavaliers, Cromwell and Prince Rupert,
Wallenstein nnd William III,, and Hlu-
eberand Wellington. It was, however,
by bis pictures of more modern and
Immediate Interest thai Mr. Crofts Attracted most attention, Episodes of the
Franco--!iennnn war brought him Into
notice, and one of his earliest works,
"The Retreat," exhibited In 187-1, whs
purchased for the royal gallery nt Koo-
nigsburg to show that feats of arms
stimulate a love of art, and that among
a military people military subjects are
popular. The recognition of Mr. Croft's
ability and genius has come rather late,
It should be a source of general rejoicing that near the town of Hudson,
Mo., some enterprising people whose
names have been discreetly withheld
have in a moment of leisure discovered
the largest cave ln the world. The re-
port asserts that even "if half of what
has been told of it is true" it is the
largest cave, so there is no reason to
dolibt the accuracy of the statement. ���
But the cave is remarkable not only In
size but in interior decorations, for the
faithful chronicler of the phenomenon
declares that: "cavern after cavern is
lined with pure onyx," and that tbere
are huge stalactites of nearly pure gold.
Aside from the material value of the
discovery it is probable it will have an
Important bearing on the solution of
the financial problem in the State. No
object lesson could be more convincing
than a generous distribution of these
golden stalactites, uml perhaps a slab
of onyx or two could be Included as :i
gift to every tourist. The uccident.il
discovery of the "largest cave In the
world" Is an episode tbat any State
should be proud of. but when it Is
found to be full of gold and onyx as
well the affair rises to proportions that
are magnificent even for Missouri.
More details will bcawailed with 'invest if the correspondent happen* to
continue in a condition lhat will enable
him to sustain liis narrative at the present high pitch of Interest.
The Volunteer Army has reached the
point where the stability and success
of the new organization seem assured.
The partlttl details of Its growth in this
time were given to the public In a special united rally of the forces of the
Northwesl. and tlie .statement then
made by Col. Fielding, tlie head of lhe
Western eontingeui, must begrnlifying
to tlie liosls of friends of the plucky
Utile band. When the new movement
was started as au Independent and
strictly American body iin> headquarters in Chicago consisted of a small
room, one chair and   tabic, all donated. Now it is announced tliat negotiations practically have 1 n completed by which tin- Volunteers will obtain possession of u building on Slate
street consisting of twenty-six living
rooms and a titling equipment, and besides tliis Iwo elty lots, valued ut Slli.-
000, have been presented to the army
by Miss.Iulia Duly. This material prosperity has complemented n rapid ami
large numerical giv>wili, for Cot. Fielding reports that the army now includes
nearly 2.0IK) members, scattered among
100 posts, of which forty-seven arc in
the Northwest, In Illinois alone there
are i weiny-llve organized posts and Klfi
commissioned officers. In New York
lhe army bus a Due building ou t'niou
Square, from which It publishes its
weekly und monthly lilernture. TllO
striking featui f this conspicuous success Is iii.it it docs not appear lo huve
lir,'ii achieved ul thc expense of tlie
pun-in organization. A few of the
leaders whu woro closely allied with
iiuliingion Booth nre known to hnvo
left the Salviltion army with him, but
iu mosl of the cases ihe recruits have
come from the outside. There seems
no doubt thoro Is room for boih armies,
and perhaps the rule of competition
lhat Is so effective in business may
lmve similar results in these religious
associations, and stimulate each to
greater endeavor and bring to each
a richer harvest than it would have enjoyed alone.
A Swiss statistican has taken tho
trouble to count the number of steps he
took in walking during the whole year.
The number he finds to hnve been 9,-
7(i0,[K10, or an average of 20,740 steps ,i
day. Coing still further Into details, he
declares that over 600,000 of these steps
were taken in going up and down
able to make a dozen miles a day without undue fatigue. Practice will do as
much towards making crawling ensy us
It will when directed towards other
feats requiring muscular exertion.
Their feet will be held up from the
ground by a leather strap nnd a spring
connecting the heel of the shoea with
thc leg near the body. This will relieve the leg muscles of the necessity of
supporting the feet, and the spring Is
intended lo prevent undue Jerking
when in motion. The knees will be
protected by pneumatic bags covered
on top with chamois skin, and on the
bottom with sole leather to make them
durable. The arms will be incased in
a sort of boot, which will reach to the
shoulder. Pneumatic pads will also
protect the hands and save them from
contact with the ground.
Wealthy Tntti-Frutti Mukcr Sued for
Breach of PromfnCe
Among tlie most successful entertainers on the Eastern vaudeville stage is
Miss Myrtle Tliurlow, who though but
20 years of age, has been somewhat of
a public favorite for some five or six
years. Recently she commenced suit
against Thomas Adams. Jr., the chewing gum millionaire, for $100,000 damages, charging him with having broken
his promise lo marry her. The fact
that Mr. Adams already has a wife
does nol seem to have deterred Miss
Tliurlow from Instituting legal proceedings, Tlie plaintiff, who is a tiny person, with fab' hair, regular features
and soft blue eyes. Is reserved of manner and gentle of tone until sho gels to
discussing What she calls the perfidy
of the wealthy gum maker. Tlie latter
asserts tliat tlie suit ls simply an attempt al blackmail. This Miss Tliurlow and her mother Indignantly deny.
The young woman's eyea snap when
She speaks nf this charge. Adams, she
says, visited her often and sent her a
this contrivance has been ridden repeatedly over nails, broken glass, tacks,
etc, without sustaining apparent in-
Jury. According to the London publication, the secret of this new tire Is snid
to be that Its tread, or actual surface
contact with the ground, is bnt half an
Inch In width, whereas an ordinary
tire spreads on the road to an Inch or
more. It would be Interesting to know
whether the narrower surface contact
diminishes   the  speed,   and   at    first
nnsEST cnoFTs,
but It Is something to know that tho
English academy has not altogether
forgotten the fact that a soldier is not
yet the most despised person In the
kingdom. Perhaps b is to encourage
the military spirit that the academicians have madC'the greatest military
painter lu their country one of their
Four of Them, However, Grnw on Her*
Pedal .Extremities.
A six-horned cow would be a curiosity
that would cause much wonderment if
the horns all grew on her head, but
when u cow makes ber appearance
with horns on her feet besides those
on ber head the people are amazed und
s. 9 f
gin nee it would seem that it would diminish it.
Eight and ten-foot circles were also
described on wet asphalt pavements,
aud In uo case, It is said, was there the
j least tendency to slipping. This is said
to be brought about by o graduated
vulcanization of the rubber composing
the outer cover. Another feature Is
that the tire stands further out from
Ihe rim of the wheel than any other
pneumatic tire; consequently, there is
more air space under the sides. Even
when partly deflated this tire retains
its half-Inch tread.
Vou think your are In tough luck, but
how would you like to be a dog, with I not marry me?
hair and fleas on your back? I    She���Impossible,
wonder what next. A Texas man Is
the owner of the "horny-hoofed" quadruped, and wants $500 for it. He contemplates biking lhe cow over the
country to be exhibited,
What He Waa Waiting For,
One of the best "applause" stories It*
related of a singer who was exceedingly self-conscious -not to say Intolerably conceited���who. at a concert at
whicli she was to vocalize, handed to
Ibe German gentleman who was accom-,
pnnylng her ill the pianoforte u copy ol]
her song marked in several places.
"Wall for the applause." At the end
of one verse there came a dead silence
among the audience. Tlie accompanist
laid mu linger nu key, bui blinked placidly through his spectacles at the lady.
"What ore you waiting for?" she asked in nn exasperated undertone. "I
am vaitin' for de iibblnuse." replied
the pianist, "und he nod gom yet."���
London Times.
How to Npeak ol' llirds.
The correct names of the assemblages
of birds are as follows: A covey of partridges; anye, uldeor nest of pheasants;
a heard of swans; an exalting of larks;
; a watching of nightingales; a team of
��� ducks; a muster of peacocks; a bevy of
quails; a flight, of doves, a (lock of gurgle of geese; a spring of teals; a fall of
woodcocks; a pack of grouse; a sedge
of herons; a shoal of rocks; a trip ot
widgeon; a wisp or walk of snipe,
"Tell me," said the young man pas
slonately, "is my answer to be spelled
with three letters or two?" "Three."
said tlie summer girl, shyly. "Darling!" "That Is to sny, it Is 'nit.'"���
Cincinnati Enquirer.
1 H
He���And you cannot���you really can-
He���Then you do not love me?
She���Oh, It Isn't that so much; but you
see, I'm married already,
We make to-morrow harder by n*,.
Burning useless obligations to-day that
uiu**t be mo* tf-morrew. _, t" SilB
Is fully as important and beneficial as
spring medicine, for at this season there
is great danger to health in the varying
temperature, cold storms, malarial germs
>nd prevalence of fevers and other dis*
eases,   Danger may be avoided by taking '
The Imt���In feci the On. Truo Mood Purifier. I
UnniTa  Pilla  **s*i'*1  I'^i'mlon end rur�� !
���uuu n ruia ooBitlpaflon. as rente.
Wife of New Japene.e Mln'eter Uae
Dtecardeil Nutivc l*reee.
Among tlie recent additions to diplomatic circles In Washington are Minister Hosbl of Japan nnd bis wife.
Mme. Hosbl ls about 33 years of age
and of tbe most pleasing personal appearance. She ls short, probably 4
feet 10 Inches In height. Her dark
httlr Ls very abundant, her large brown
eyes are soft, yet bright, and her complexion Is clear and rosy. In dress,
her costume ls that of the American
woman, yet as she has ouly recently
laid aside her native gowns, her wardrobe of western robes Is limited. She
has placed herself ln the bands of a
tutor, In order to master the Intricacies
of the English language, and by next
winter will no doubt be ablo to pre-
aide at a tea In the most approved style.
We offer One P 'red Dollan Bew��Td for nny
cum ot Catarrh lhat cannot be cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Hutu  money bt succ-wru tMoalaUoi In
r\ J. CHUNKY & CO., Toledo, 0,     Chicago,   We buy aud sell wheat then m ro��ft
We, the undtnig'led,  havo  known   k. J. ertiu..   Konuues have been statu ou a ujjtuw
Chenev tor the lastlSyetM. niirt believe him  glntifng by tradingIn lut urea.   Write ror fail
perfeetly houorable tn all busnieiB triinMiotlous  i-artli'uUrs,   Best of referents given,  sererij
aud Huaucially ablotocarryontauy obligations! *eara  experience on the Chicago Board of
made by tbt-lr Arm, iTiade. and a thorough knowledge of thebiuii-
Wxar & fRUtx, ! ne***.  Downing, Etopktni A Co., Chicago Board
Wholesale Uruggbtx, Toledo. 0.    ;ol Trade Broki-rs.  o dices iu For timid Oragou
WAS.WNii, KlNS.\;;A MtitvlN, aud eDOkaUC Wash.
WftuliMile DrugitlsUi Toledo, 0     | 	
HaU'i Catarrh Curels takeu internally. Aetliia   I!! Itl CR CDCC io ""J" add roes, our	
���directly upon the blood and mucoaa nurlawn of   111 Ul LLU MUL  Spcrini Price List of
theiysum.   Testimouiali sent free.   Prloe76c. i        HOUSEHOLD GOODS. ETC.
jer boti ��������.   ��������-*. .i by a.i drugulsts. ..      __ *
Hull's Fnmllv mis are the best. "~ "������ ���"
 . |    Thi*. circular Ih tailed for the benefit of oor
country t-usiumerii whoeannoiavallthemielTee
<f our I'niy Siiedal dalei,   Bend us your ad*
liteSS,    You will It ml both BOOdl and nrti-tM right
815 s.D Market street. San Francisco, Cal.
A Roetgeu my apparatus hns been '
established In a Pittsburg hospital ae a *
part of thu regular equipment. |
One of the most notable weddings In
this country of recent yeara wus that of
Count dc Castellnne, the descendant of a
noted French family, to Miss Auna
Gould, youngest daughter of the late Jay
Gould. The report that a serious disagreement over money matters hits ul-
read'y taken place between the young
couple will surprise the countess* friends
In this country, who were led to believe
that it was a pure love match.
Adapted to Rural  Surronndlnsa  and
a Mountainous Landscape.
There are eome styles that are particularly iltted to the American climate
and    social   conditions.     There   are
as far as conversational ability is concerned.
Mme. Hosbi haa been married ten
years, hut there is only one child in tbe
family, a boy of Q years of age. His
name is Hoshl Kikaru. and he Is a
bright Utile fellow, wandering about
*be bouse In evident loneliness for bis
many playmates In tbe Kast. The wife
of the minister is a fine musician and
devotes much of her time to that art.
There Is a class of people, rational enough In
other respects, who ate certainly monomaniacs
In dosing them Bel vch. They are constant)*-
trying experiments upon their ilomachi, theii
bowels, their livers and their kidneya with
traihy nostrum*. When tliere orgnnit are
really out of order, 11 they would only une
Hosiettar's stomach Bitters, they would, If uot
hopelessly Insane, perceive its superiority.
Tbe first Roman Catbolio oamp
meeting held in America opened at
Atlantic Highlands July 21), 1882.
For Lung and chest diseases, Piso's Cure
is the best medicine we have used.���Mr.
J. L, North cott, Windsor, Ont., Canada.
others thnt can seldom be used with
good effect, but Inasmuch as thore arc
occasional calls for the construction of
houses ln these styles, It is fitting that
tbey should be considered.
The design illustrated herewith is
that of a Swiss cottage. Swiss architecture is the outgrowth of the needs
and conditions of the Inhabitants of
Switzerland, and, HUe nil national institutions, is most appropriate to Its
natural surroundings. The life of the
Swiss peasant is divided by his occupations Into two seasons, the summer,
when he is watching and tending his
cattle ou the high Alps, and the winter,
when he is forced to Hnd shelter from
the rigorous climate, with Its tierce
storms, In the low-lying, secluded valleys.
Swiss architecture, as built in this
country, bus been���shall we say?���
somewhat Americanized, and ihe accompanying sketch shows a structure
that would be effective and pleasing If
erected in a suitable location. The latter point Is one upon which all architect, versed as well In the technical
points of landscape, should be consulted, as many a mail spending his money
freely but not discreetly iu the erection of a house has found loo late that
he bas made a serious mistake in trusting too confidently to bis own taste.
It may be found necessary Cor him
to sell a house that has cost him thousands of dollars, and because of Its expressing too strongly his own Individuality, finds lie will not be able to realize
a third of his Investment, ll is the
proper duty of the architect not only
to draw plans but to advise with bis
Gladness Comes
Witha better understanding of tne
transient nature of the many physical ills, which vanish before proper ef*
forts��� gentle efforts���pleai.ant efforts���
rightly directed. There is comfort in
the knowledge, that so many forms of
���loknew are not due to any actual disease, but simply to ii constipated condition of the system, which the pleasant
family laxative, (Syrup of Pigs, promptly removes. That is why it Is the only
remedy with millionsof families, and is
everywhere.esteemed so highly by all
who value good health. Its beneficial
effects are due to the fact, that it is the
one remedy which promotes internal
cleanliness without debilitating the
organs on which it acts, lt is therefore
all important, in order to get its beneficial effects, to note when you purchase, that you have the genuine article, which Is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by
all reputable druggists.
If ln the enjoyment of good health,
and the system is regular, laxatives or
other remedies are then not needed. If
afflicted with any actual disease, one
may be commended to the most skillful
physicians, but if in need of a laxative,
one should have the best, aud with the
well-informed everywhere, Syrup of
Figs stands highest and is most largely
,*ed and gives most general satisfaction.
First, rioov-
Itching mil Blind, Weeding or PfottudlDlHlM tield nt	
0R.BQ-SAN-KO'S PILE REMEDY, -stop, itch-
yet, MMtPl tutuofi. * pomlve oure. Ciriioim trntltnn. Jrlat
��� MHtll lumof.. A p..  -	
UneiUu n nui.    UK. UUS1.M-.V. rule., Pe.
client upon the general style, accommodation and arrangement of the
house to be chosen, as well as, and perhaps above all, to see that it harmonizes with its surroundings and suits
the artistic demands of the neighborhood.
The design Illustrating this article
would be much out of place by the seashore, but for a country residence or
the suburbs of a city, where the land Is
not flat, but rather mountainous or
hilly, Its tasteful and striking appear
ance would be most appropriate. A
brief description ls given as follows:
General dimensions: Width (over
all), 88 feet; depth, Including veranda,
48 feet 2 Inches.
Heights of stories: Cellar, 7 feet;
first story, 10 feet; second story, 0 feet.
Exterior materials: Foundation,
brick; first story, clapboards; second
story, gables and roofs, shingles. Outside, blinds.
Interior finish: Hard white plaster,
plaster cornices In linll. parlor, dining-
room ond throe chambers; soft wood
flooring and trim; ash stairway; panels
under windows in parlor, ball and din.
Ing-rooni; bath-room nnil kitchen wain*
scotted; interior woodwork finished In
hard oil.
The principal rooms nnd tlieir sizes,
closets, etc., are shown by the floor
Cellar under kitchen and pantry.
Fireplaces with hardwood mantels in
hall, parlor, dining-room, and one hed-
rooin nnd kitchen range included In
estimate. The cost of this design as
described is $,'i.*"*>1fi, not Including heater, the estimate being based on New
���SCCOrvd   Floor
York prices for materials and labor, but
in many sections of the country thc
cost should be less.
Copyright, lSW.
^ The highest claim for other t
tobaccos 13   "Just as i
good cs  Durham."
Every old  smoker
knows there i:-, none just
as good as
bull mmm
Smoking Sobacco
You will find one coupon inside
each twoounccb:ig,aud two cou-
,  pons inside each four ounce
_,   bag of Black well's Durham.
���av" HIM B"y a ,wr of this cclc- i
��:"*���   .*)>**�������� hrated tohacco and read the I
I coupon���which gives a list I
" of valuable presents and how
to get them.
Premium No. 1 Chocolate j
Made by Walter Baker & Co., Ltd., ::
Dorchester, Mass.,   has been cele- ::
i * *
brated for more than a century as ��
a nutritious,   delicious,   and flesh- ::
* ���
forming   beverage.    Sold  by  gro- :;
cers everywhere.
Curltmfty   Gratified.
When an innkeeper pots up a conundrum us ii Blgn-bonrd he must expect
to bave to answer a good many questions; but eveu tbe most enigmatic sign
doos iml excuse such rudeness tis a certain American traveler In Kurope Is
said to have ouce perpetrated. The
story, quoted In ihc Washington Post, ���
Is thus told by n Minnesota politician:
I was traveling through Kngland and
Ireland on Toot witha knapsack on my
hack, and in company with a facetious
friend of mine named Morrison, and lu
our wanderings we came io au Inn. It
was late at night, hut hy lhe bright
moonlight we were able to boo that the
sign bore a counterfeit presentment of
two asses' heads, with this not unfamiliar legend over the picture:
Whon shall we three nieel again?
We stood for a moment gazing at It.
Then Morrison went to the Inner door
ami began thumping upon It with his
earn*, while the echoes rang through
the house. I was just going to expostulate with hlin over his unseemly
conduct when an upper window whs
thrown open, ami the innkeeper thrust
out his head, and In an indignant tone
demanded what in the name of all the
demons we wanted.
"That's all right, old man.   Don't get
excited," called up my friend in tho i
most affable voice.    "There are only
two asses' heads on the sign, and I just
wn nted to see the other one."
And with that we started up the road. I
His Prevlon�� Existence*
Guther/e���Look hore, Zapfer do you
believe In the transmigration of souls?
Zapfer���No; do you?
Gu thera���Most certainly I do; and I
am thoroughly convinced that I was an
am at the time I lent you that ?50.���-Salisbury Truth.
The Large Piece and High
Grade of "Battle Ax" has injured
the sale of other brands of higher
prices and smaller pieces. Don't
allow the dealer to impose on you
by saying they are "just as good"
as "Battle Ax/' for he is anxious
to work off his unsalable stock.
"Juet Don't Peel Well,"
vt lhe Ono Thins to use.
Only Ono for a Dose.
Sold l-r -Oruggiita ��t 26c. * tax
Samples mailed free.     Addrosa
,      .,.,..��� mm ALL ELSE FALLS- ���   _
IBeit t.tjiiKh Syrup. TwitaUood. Uul
Id tlmi.   H'ii*i t.'T arotutlBti.
N. P. N. U. No. 670.-8. S. H. U. No. 747 THF.   WEEKLY   NEWS   OCT.   __    1S96.
Issued Every Tuesday
At Union, B. C.
M Whitney, Publisher
  ���*���; ��� _
One Venr    V-00
Sit Months     I'-'j
Single Cepy ���  m
One Isnli i>rr ytiiu $12.00
���   ..  mouth      I so
eighth col  por yoar     -������o��
tourih     MOO
*u*���k, ., lino              10
Local r.otieoe,por line         '.tl
Notices   of Births,   Marriages   .mil
Deaths ;o cents each insertion,
No Atlvcrtismeai inserted for less than
50 tenth.
Persons failing to get THE NEWS regularly should notify* the OFFICE.
Tuesday, 00T7 27,1896.
The erection of Rifle Butts at Comox
presages the dawn of brighter clays for
the Bay.
A news review will hereafter be a fea*
al this paper; and we are making airanj**
meats for a racy letter from Ottawa each
Kev. I). A. McRae's pluck in making a
journey from Los Angeles to back up his
charges in the Nanaimo Police matter is
admirable. He evidently has the courage
of his convictions.
Information from other places shows
that times are good here by comparison,
and that any one arriving in the Kootenay country without money is in about
as bad a fix as he could well be. "To
stay at home is best."
' With our long evenings are coming
social, musical and literary entertainments. *lt is expected. Union will be
'untlsualy lively the coining season.
Courtenay with its Bun Social and the
, Marine and Band concert have made a,
pleasant beginning. ...
' ' Yes, there was a tacit understanding
that half of the appropriation for the
Trunk road was to be spent at the south
end and the other hall at this end. It
has been largely wasted at this end. The
pretence that the authorities at Victoria
didn't know how much had beeu expended, last year, was a mere pretence. They
knew all about it. And now they have
authorized the letting ol a little patch
work piece, commencing nowhere and
ending nowhere. We are promised
much and get nothing. Now the people
tet the lower end of the road are *. ery properly indignant that nothing has been
done at this end, and as we make no use
of the appropriation, lhey ask that it be
turned over to them to push on the road
across lhe Qualicum up thi* way. It's
possible they will get it; they may as well
have it for all the good it,is doing us.
We are tired with being treated as thii
dren, with patch work.
Sir Edward Clark has created a great
sensation in  England by declaring that
Ult   American    Boundary   Commission
would decide, tlie  Venezuelan question
against England tor the simple reason
that no impartial arbitration could decide
otherwise......Rev.  Dr.  Watson   (Ian
Maclaten) lectured last week in Ottawa
the Premier presiding.... No announcement has yet been made with inference, to
tbe recent conference on the Manitoba
school question, but an agreement is
believed to have been reached... AV. C,
P. Breckenridge of unsavory fame has
been   nomineated for Congress in the
seventh   district    Kentucky Grenier
wbo libeled Hon. J.   Israel Tarte has
been committed for trial The exhibit
ot British Columbia at thc Spokane Fair
is attracting great attention���The
demonstrations in favor of Armenia continue in England, but the government as
*��t seems held back by other European
jowers.     Negotiation   however   are in
pj-ogKss Jack    the    Ripper   has
H*,urdert"l an Indian woman nenr Lillo-
-*,     'Weil's family appeal in vain lor j
assistance from French Canadians....
King Humbert has ptesented President
Cleveland   with a set of  14   volumes
relative to the discovery of America _
A ^Spanish officer in a position to know
says lhat if lhe Cuban insurection is not
put dowo hy March 1st Cuba can gr	
Th* Supr.'me Court has decided the
lisherie question greatly restricting the
Dominion's claims, ln the tide waters
neither the Dominion nor Provinces can
restrict the light of fishing.   The case
is to be appealed to. England The
town nf Altata on the gulf of California
lias been wiped out by a tidal wave	
The fire at  Los Angeles, Cal.   destroyed
property-to the extent of $100.000	
George Du Manner, best known as the
author of Trilby died at London of affection of the heart on lhe 8th inst	
Thu constitutionality of the Small Debts
Courts is now being tried before the
Court in full bench The East Wellington mines have been shut down.
Coke Industry
pon visiting Uoion Wharf lately we
were amazed at the extent and oorn*
pleteneas of the new coke works. They
are conveniently situated near the whail
and along side the railway track. There
arc 100 of the ovens in all, built in the most
.tuhatantial manner of stone and tire brick.
The row of ovens ia CSI feet loug, 50 facing
each way. At l.oih emU is a massive smoke
stack 100 feet high. On either side is a row
of substantially built aheds, with brick
tloors, extending out to the ovens, formimg
a platform between. Upon the roof of the
ovens, two cars, constructed of iron and
provided with shntes, are run back and
forth by an endless chain, operated by stea .
These cars are tilled with flue coal, carried
to them by suiuble conveyors from the
Washer, and they deposit the cargo into
the ovens through an opening from the top
of the oven. The action is automatic, convenient, economical and speedy. All the
arrangements are up-to-date, economical
and aa perfect as*possible. They are able
to get 06 per cent of colte from the coal used
The ovens are charged every 72 Hours, the
charge of one oven turning oat from four to
tive tons of coke. This given a capacity of
between 400 and 500 tons of coke every 7*2
hours for the works here; or say 150 tons of
coke per day.
The Washer situated near the head of the
row of ovens is where the tine coal is prepared for the use of the coke ovens. It iH
an immense att'iir, several stories high, pro
vided with elevator*, sifters, washers, etc
and run by steam created by the gaa con*
ducted from the ooke ovens, a most economical aud ingenious arrangement. The ooui
deposited in the Washer is the residue left
after tke lump or commercial coal bas been
shipped. This without theae works would
be worthless. Here it is washed, passed
though a separator, then elevated into a
large bunker erected over the car road for
the ovens, By means of the separators, the
washed ooal is divided up into tine coal and
nut coal of several sizes. There is a demand
for the nut coal fur steam purposes it being
a very salable product. Iu case there is
not enough line coal for the oven*, tne uut
coal is passed through a crusher aud con
verted into tine ooal. And lately a large
crusher has Imwq placed in position for
crushing the lump ooal if needed. Ths
Washer has a capacity of 000 tons per day
of 10 boms.
There are 12 of the ovens now in full blast
and itis expected shortly to operate thf
whole number which are now in readiness
Another item of interest is the arrangements for fresh water which is necessary
for tha best production of ooke. This is
taken from a creek coming down from a
lake about three miles in a southwestly
direction, nestling on tha mountain side.
Two reservoirs are being built; tha lower
nne we visited. It U about finished, and is
ouly three fourths ot a mile off. Frnm there
pipes will couduot the water to the Washer.
At present the water is let on from the
lake, into the creek, and is taken from thore
to the Washer. The raiiii will sonu pro-
vide enough; and with tho works now in
process of completion, a permanent aupply
will be siftirded.
There is a demand for tho ooko and it is
expected that it will require all that the
works oan supply; aud doubtless they will
in time have tu bo enlarged, as the ooke
produced ia a very superior artiole; and we
know of nono manufactured elsewhere on
the coast.
The works are under the superintendence
of Mr. Matthew Marshall. Ue is lately
from Sterlingahire, uear Glasgow. Scotlond.
He has had 19 years experience in the business, and evidently understands it to per*
fection, He is a man of family and a suitable dwelling is now being constructed on
the hiegbts, not far off, for their accommodation.
The works are owned and operated by
the Union Colliery Co,
Good Advice.
If you're making "moonshine" whisky,
Why, keep your seoret still;
But, if you're in trade for the cash to be
Proclaim yourself in an ad. displayed,
Like a beacon set on a hill.
-1..  A. W. Bulleti
The STOOK BOOKS of this Company will
be open for subscription until the 31st, day of
October, prox. inclusive.
For particulars apply to���
FRANK B. SMITH, Secretary.
"Onion, 11. O. 34th, September 1806.
Supplies the valley with first class bread, pies, cakes, etc.
llread delivered by Curt through Courtenay and District every
Wedding Cakes made and Parties catered for.
Drs Lawrence & Westwood.
Physicians and surgeons.
We have appointed Mr. James Abrams our collector until turtaer notice, to whom all overdue  accounts
may ba paid.
7 Nox. 1805. .
Surgeon and Physician
(Graduate ofthe University of Toronto,
L. C, P. & S., Ont.)
Ottlceand residence. Mary port
Ave .next door to Mr. A Grant's
Hours Ior consultation-9 to lo a m,
2 to 4 andl7 to 10 p m.
��� Society     Cards
l-L *.L I  li J -. I.i LS
I.   O.   O.   F.
Union Ledge, No. ii, meets eery
Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiiing brethren cordially invited t�� attend.
A. Lindsay, R. S.
Cumberland Lodge,
,4 F. &A. M, B.C. R.
Union, 11. C.
Lodge meets first   Saturday    in  each
month.   Visiting brethren are cordially
invited to attend.
James McKim. Sec.
Hiram Locge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,1��.C.R
Courtenay I). C.
Lodge meets on eveiy Saturday on or
before the Kill of the moon
Visi'.ing Brothers   cordially requested
to attend.
R. S. McConnell,
Cumberland Encampment.
No. 6,  I. O. O. F.,   Union.
Meets every alternate   Wednesdays ol
each month at 8 o'clock p. hi,   Visiting
Brethren cordially invited to attend.
C.  WHYTE, Scribe.
Any person or persons destroying or
withholding the kegs and barrels of the
Union Bre.very Company Ltd of Nanaimo, wilt be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid fnr information leading to
I     \V. E. Norris, Sec'y
8. OF T.
Unien Division No. 7, Sons of Temperance, meets in Free Mason's Hall,
Union, every Monday evening at 7:30.
Visiting friends cordially invited lo
St. Gicoiirir.'s PiiEKBY-rKRUN Cni'ticn���
Rev. J. A. Login, pfcstor. Services at 111.
ro. tnd 7 p. tn. ,'' Sunday School at 2:30.
Y.P.S.C K. at clone  ol  evening  service.
MetiiomstOhi'Hch��� Service*) at the
usual houra morning snd evening. Rev, W.
Hicks, pastor.
Trimtv Church���-Services in the evening.   Rev. J, X. Willemar, rector.
School and office stationery
at E. Pimbury & Co' drugs
Subscribe for  THE    NEWS
$2.00 per annum.
For sale���The contents and furniture
of a small house. All new. Apply at
this office.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.
Steamer City of
On and after Mar. 23iid, 1893
The Steamer JOAN will sail as follows
CALLING AT WAY PORTS as pasucngors
und freight may offer
lefi .��� Victoria, TueBdny, * a. In. ",
"  Nanaimo for Comox, Wednobduy, 7 a. m
Lenvn Oomox for Nnniiimo,      Fridays, 7 a.m.
Ninvii mo for Victoria   Satnrduy, T a.m
For freight or state rooms apply on
jtmrd, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Sloro street.
Wm. O'Dell
Architect and  Builder
Plans and Specifications prepared,
and buildings erected on lhe
Shortest Notice.
Houses built and for sale on easy
terms ol payment
The following Lines are
Watches, clocks and jewellery
neatly repaired a
Tin, sheetiron, and copper work
Bicycles Repaired
Guns and rifles, repaired
Plumbing in all its branches,
Pumps, sinks and piping,
Electric bells placed,
Speaking tubes placed
Hot air furnaces,
Folding bath and improved
Air-tight stoves, specialties
Office and Works  �������������� "���'
i F. Curran X
For sale on Dunsmuir ave;
consisting of lots 4 and 5 in
block 15,, lots 7 and 8 in block
16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block io,
and other lots in Cumberland
Townsite. Bargains,
James Abrams.
Riverside Hotels
Courtenay, B-.C.
Grant & Munighan, Props.
Best of Liquors
Finest of Cigars
Good Table
Courteous Attention
The Famous
384 * MO St. James M.
To orde,
m 13
t~8enA for Sumples. Prompt fall-very,   r��
ttct lit uunrunictd.
Nanaimo Saw Mill
M ami Boor
���0 - :o ie- ,1���
IP. O. linmer Si.  Telojihoue Call, I'D)
CaP** A complete stock of Rough and
Dressed Lumber always nn hand.   Alsc
Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Minds.    Moulding, Scroll
S.iwinx, Turning, and all kinds
of wood tiilishing furnished.
Cedar. White Pine.  Redwood.
/WDealer in
Stoves and Tinware
Plumbing ancl general
Sheetiron work
cr Agent for the
Celebrated Gurney
Souvenir Stoves and
Manulacturer of tli*
New Air-tight heaters
E. J, Theobald,
House and Sign Fainter,
Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining
and Decorating.
All orders Promptly Attended to
Union, B. 0.
[W^~^~e~ti -X
I 8*m prepared to
furnish Stylish Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable rates.
D. Kilpatrick,
Union, B.C.
THE   WEEKLY   NEWS   OCT   ;7th,    1896.
"Pvery one will agree that a mother's
S-*first and most sacred duty is at home.
Her husband and children demand her
first thoughts aiid attention. The training ol her children should ever come before that of others.
lt is sad when mothers are pointed at
as those who neglect their home duties
to attend meetings and assemblies, ever
ready for outside woik, instead ot lirst
cultivating the portion God has given
them in their homes.
1 heard of one woman who attended
all the prayer meetings, one ofthe loudest 111 prayer, leaving her small children
wiihun any proper care to run the streets,
Of courstvthe world is only too pleased to
point the finger of scorn at such professors of religion.   Uut while home duties
call for her first care and attention, still
there are seasons of leisure, in almost every woman's hie, when she can give a little sympathy and help to those outsioe
her own doors, wbo really need it.   Even
a working woman has a wonderful a*
mount of influence ou those who dwell
near hev, and may by her example and
ludue'Kt do a vast amount of guud.    1
beard one woman in England s.iy at u
temperance meeting, " I live in a yard;
my husband used to drink, and we were
most miserable, but now you ladies have
\ persuaded him to take tlie pledge our
home is so happy'.    1 have eight children, su have not much time for temper*
ance *0(k, but I am getting all the women iu our yard to sign aud by degrees we
hope to get the men.''
A woman who lives solely and selfishly
for her family, will lose a great blessing,
and may find alter a time that her chil*
dren are growing up selfish, worldly and
may disappoint her loving heart in many
ways; whereas an unselfish woman will
lead her children by her example, and
words to think of others and engag*
christian work; thus leading them away
from worldly pleasures to seek higher
ones, for instance���A mother might commence a "Hand ol Hope" inviting her
neighbor's children to join her own in her
pleasant silting room (give thc best to
Jesus) say for an hour a week, making it
as bright and pleasant as possible and by
encouraging them ta recitations and little
C=yThere is Nothing
If it is Well Put
So here it is :
Single Harness at $lo, $12, $15 per set
and up.��� Sweat Pads at 50 cents.
Whips al to, 25, 50 and a good   Raw
hide for 75 cents, and a Whale Hone
at $1 and up to $2.
I have the largest Stock ol WHIPS
town and alsn the
BestAxleGreasetat 2 ^O?3?��
.For Twenty-Five cents-
Trunks at Prices to Suit
the Times.
Repairing I
Wesley Willard
Not One Man in
One Hu.idred
Ho invest! hia money that it yields, ia
twenty years, anything like Uu profit
afforded by a polioy of Liia luuranoe.
HISTORY) The percentage el individuals
PROVES   ,- who mioeeed ui buainea
THIS ') is small '
No old-line mutual life insurance oompany
haa ever failed.
 Ten Cents a Day%*
Will buy (or a man 35 yean oi age  a
$1,000 20-Payment Life Policy*, one
of the beat forma of insurance written
in tho
Union Mutual Life
Insurance Company
Of Portland, Maine
Puntiedge Bottling Works.
DAVID JONES, Proprietor,
���        MANUFACTURER OK        ���
Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrupt.
Bottler of Different Brands of   Lager Beer,  Steam Beer and Porter
Agent for tho Union Brewery C mpany.
Notary Public.
Agent lor the Alliance Fire
Insurance Company ot Lon
don and the Phoenix ot
Agent for the Provincial
Building and Loan Association ot Toronto	
Union, B.C.
A Sound, Site, Ably Managed,
Reliable Substantial Institution
UPON TtOHMCAUTlEA s���v-���*-*"*-
3. E. BVAN8, Provincial Manager,
P.O. box 693 Vanoouver, B. C.
For further information eall oa
With James Abrams.
I presume we have nsed over
one  hundred hott'.es of Piao's
1 Cure   for Consumption   in  my
family, and   I   am   continually   advising others
to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the
11     I
I ever used.���Vt.
Dec. 29,1894.-
tion, and never have any complaints.���E. Shorey, Postmaster,
Shorey, Kansas, Dee. 21st, 1894.
C. Mh-tbhberqbr, Clarion, Pa.,
I sell Piso's Cure for Consump-
temperance songs,
cultivate their talents,
training early to think of these subjects.
She might vary it by a social lea party
once a quarter, when their parents could
be invited, to hear what their children
could do, the influence thus extending
'nto many homes, and the children
would never forget the lessons learnt in
such a pleasant way.
���T*lie October number of the Canadian
magazine is so lull of good things it
seems amaiing any Canadian who can af
ford it should be without it. The illustrations are fair but not its strong feature.
Among its articles are "Fast Atlantic
Steamship Service'' by Sir Charles Tupper; "Through the Sub-Arctics of Canada" by J. SV. Tyrrell, C. K., D. L. S.;
Her Majesty's Sixtv Years Soveretnty "
by Thos. E. Champion; and a continuation of" Kate Carnegie "by Ian Maclar*
en There are poems and articles in
lighter vien.
Massey's for this month is bright as
usual and steadily improving. For a
dime magai'ne it is of more value to us
than any published in the States.
"farming''for October, also publish*
ad at Toronto, is all ils name indicates.
lt is filled witb numerous illustrations
and lintely articles on topics of interest
to farmers, and lor its sue is remarkably
cheap, being only $1 per year.
Wbo Nextf
She���I wonder who'll be married next
in Union?
He���That depends upon whose cottage
U finished first. I'm doing the best
1 can to get mine done.
Wild Winds Saying.
She-1 wonder what'the wild winds
are saying!
He���Judging from the roar, I should
My they were joining in the general
Itiek because the Roy road isn't
A Fashionable Trimmer
(Late of Sloau & Scott's)
ls turning out some Dainty Creations in
A choice f election of Flowers,
Jet Ornaments and Ribbons
Just Received.
One mile and a half fum Union: contains 160 acres and will be disposed of at
a low figure.   Enquire of
James Abrams.
Cumberland Mel.
Union, B. C.
The finest hotel building
Fixtures and Bar
North of Victoria,
And the best.kept house.
Spacious Billiard Room
and new
Billiard and Pool Tables
Best of Wines and Liquors.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister ic Solicitor, No's 2 & 4
Commercial Street.
KJUJAIMO,   s.  c.
J. A. Cashew
triTIOM, *B. c.
Your Job Printing,
Good Work
For Sale.
Cleared corner lot on Penrith Avenue,
sell cheap, terms easy, enquire at News
Vor Bale or Leaae.
The Lindsay House on Penrith Avenue, containing fifteen rooms���Kitchen,
Pantry,  Bathroom,    Wash house,    etc.
Apply on the premises.
This Inn, located about three miles out
from Union on the Cou'tenay Road
is now open for business A good
bar will be kept, and the comfort of the
guests carefully attended 10. Give us a
The modern standard Family Medicine : Cures the
common every-day
ills of humanity.
,8 DALBY. D.D.8.&L.D.S|
ij   Dentistry tn all Its Branches   |
Plate work, rilling and extractinf    ft,
Offtee opposite Waverly Hotel, Union V.
Hours���9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from    no
���S l> p.m to 8 p.m. yj
I have moved into my ncw shop on
Dunsmuir Avenue, where! am prepared
to manufacture and repair all kinds of
men's, women's, and children's shoes.
Give me a call.
Subscribe for THE kEWs $3.oc per
Take E. Pimbury & Co's
Balsamic Elixir for coughs
and colds.
$9.00 FER AXWUK.
Barrister, solicitor, Notary Publio
Officet-Firat   Btreet, Union, B. 0.
We do all kinds of
Job Printing, anything
from a Dodger to the
neatest Business Card
or Circular.
Reasonable Prices.
Contracts and Day Work
Address���Matsukawa, Japanese
Boarding, House, next Brick yard.
We the undersigned hereby authorize
John Bruce to collect all accounts due Ihe
estate of Robert Graham.
R. Grant 1
H. Hamburger J* Trustees.
Barber Shop
:   Bathing
O. H. Fechner,
The News $1.00
(Met Room 2, McPhee & Moore B'ld'g and at
v. 0. onawaa lt.
Clocks, watches, books
and stationery.
T. D. McLean
ttitioit, ���. c.
Cernar of Bastion sud CoimuercUl
Streets, Nr.nr.imo, B. 0.
Branch Orrice, Third Street snd Duusmuir
Avenue, B. C.
Will be in Union tho 3rd Weduesdey (If
each month and remain ten days.
Nanaimo Cigar Factory
Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's
Baation Street    ���    Nanaimo B. 0
Manufactures the finest cigars and
employes none but white labor.
Why purchase inferior foreign cigars
when you can obtain a superior arti
CLE foi thc same money MY doar girl, you'll havo to lot
me off. I'm awfully sorry, but
the Governor won't Rive way.
I'm really fond of you, and 1 think you
aro of me, but���"
"Ol why didn't I want to marry a
decent barrister, a doctor, or evon a
Journalist, Instead of an Earl's younger
son?" said Miss Muriol Mallett.  with
a frown ou hor pretty fuco, and a tear
or two In her largo, limpid oyos���eyes
���which made all the men think, wrong* j
ly, that sho was poetical and sentiment*.
aL    "But, seriously, can you give roe |
Tho Hon. Bob Martlndale lookod at
her. She was just his Ideal���tall, well-
built, but with a saucy face iu which
the big black oyos seemed out of placo,
If fascinating. There was ln her countenance the strangeness which, according to Bacon, is necessary to great
beauty. She affected a tailor-made
gown and was always well groomed;
yet, though her dress was a trifle mannish, ln thc brusque movements which
showed that she was fidgety, glimpses
of gossamer stocking and line Valenciennes revealed themselves, and showed that she had a conscience In costume
that would have delighted the hero of
Gautler's novel with the famous preface.
"My dear girl, if it were a question
of risking my life, or anything like
thnt.I wouldn't hesitate,' If it wore evon
ono of those affairs of follows who
for a few hours of���of���well, you know,
gladly die, I'd be there; hut���but I can't
be a cad. They have brought me up
as a swell without nny profession, and
I'm a bit of a fool, nnd I couldn't live
on your earnings as actress, so there
you are."
Miss Muriel sighed. Bob was a handsome follow and manly, nnd he would
have the title and estates some day If
two obstacles were to disappear.
"1 did like you, Bob, and do, nnd
you were always straight. I should like
to have been your wife. If only we'd
eome money to run a theatrical company with!"
"Yes, If I hadn't boon such a Juggins
as to blue the live thou, old Uncle Tom
left me���I didn't know you then."
"Yes, If we'd the Ave thou.!" Bhe
���started a Ilttlo. "You will marry mo
If ever I have ��5,000? 0, you'd have
to work, have to be my manager."
He nodded.
"It's a promise for two years?"
"Honor bright?"
"Yea, of course, If-���"
"If I run straight?   Well, look here,
we've  beon  engaged���honorably���and |
yon want to broak It off."
He lowered his head.
"I'm young, only 24 even at Somer-
��et House. I'd like to have married
yon, and I should have heen a good
.wife, too. However, some day I may
���want to marry some one else."
Tho man shuddered.
"A broken engagement Isn't a certificate of good character; you must
give me one.   That's fair."
Sbe got up and wheeled to him a
little round table, on which was a croc*
odilc-skin writing-pad, with silver
edges. She opened it, took out writing
paper, and found him pen and Ink.
"Now. then, write this���
"M.v Dear Miss Mallett; It is my
painful duty to toll you that I have
made fruitlessly a desperate effort to
gain my father's consent to our marriage, lie utterly refuses, saying tbat
ho Is so old-fashioned as to object to
have an actress as daughter-in-law,
Therefore, I am compelled to break
off my engagement with a woman
whom I still love and esteem."
The Hon. Boh signed thc letter sadly.
"Now. be off. I've lo go to rehearsal.
|No. you mustn't drive uic down. Once
more, If within two years 1 have live
:thou. as capital, you promise you will
Imarry mo?"
(   "Yes, darling, on my word of honor!"
With a swift movement she threw
iter arms around his nock and kissed
'him passionately, A minute later ho
(found himself In the street, sad and
That evening there wns rejoicing In
the big mansion in Belgrave square,
'nnd the Earl of Hexham drank too
much In honor of thc return to respectability of the prodigal Bob.
��� "We'll soon find you a wife, my boy,"
llie said, over the port, which he drank
In honor of the affair and In defiance
of gout and doctor's orders. "Nono
of your rich American trash, but some
[one of decent family and the sort of
liolld, reasonable dowry that a younger
|��on deserves."
; Next morning nt 12 o'clock, when
jthe Earl was vainly trying to put on
bis boots without swearing at the pain,
Ithe Hon, Bob entered tho library with
'a document ln his hand.    "I  never
thought she'd have done It, sir," ho
"Done what?"
"Look; the beastly thing says, 'The
plain11ft' claims damages fur broach of
promise of marriage."
"Bring me my slippers!" shouted the
Earl; "damn the horso! send round the
Off ho went to Lincoln's Inn Fields.
"You'd better settle." said Mr. Ponder, tho old family lawyer.
"Settle!"   he  shouted,   "settle!     I'll
show up the baggage, the !   I'll put
overy detective In London on tho job.
I'm not afraid of court, and when the
jury hoars what sho reahy Is "
"Hut tho scandal V"
"Dou't talk about scandal; enter an
appearance, and leave the rest to me."
"My doar Governor," Interrupted
Boh, who had accompanied him, "he
fair to thc girl. I didn't think Muriol
would have dono It; but she's perfectly
straight���I'd stake my life on it."
".Nonsense, Bob! You're a fool, and
you'd better stay abroad till the affair's over. I'll attend to It. I'll show
her how to fight." The Earl's oyos
gleamed. "We'll teach her, won't we.
Ponder, what litigation means?" Then
ho told a lengthy, stale tale of his successful lawsuit about right-of-way���a
success which added a new mortgage
to the family collection.
"It's all very well," said Mr. Tonder,
"but that was chancery, this Is common law. I'm sure we sliould make
a mess of it. Oue of my articled clerks
has set up in business In Bedford Bow;
he's a smart fellow, and will fight hard,
and Just suit you."
Bob wont off to the Riviera, and lost
all the money his father gavo him.
During his absence the old gentleman
employed a detective���a fellow with
splendid imagination, but very poor
powers of observation���and the skirmishing was done under the Earl's
supervision. Bob was to have staid
away till after the trial; however, an
urgent letter from a club friend of
his father brought him home in a hurry.
He arrived In the evening, and, going
to the Carlton, learned that tho case
was ln tho list for next day. Whon
he reached Belgrave Square and was
shown Into the library he found his
father with Mr. Hicks, his Bedford Bow
solicitor. There was a row going on
at a high pitch.
"Pray tell your father he must settle," said Mr. Hicks.
"Settle ho damned!" Interrupted the
old hoy.
"Settle, I say," rejoined the solicitor.
"You see, Mr. Martlndale, Sir Edward
says he won't cross-examine the plaintiff as to her character. He suggests
that the material is absurd, and he
does not believe a word of the detective's story���he says he'd sooner roturn
the brief."
"And the check?" gasped the Earl.
"Yes. and the check. He says there's
no decent defense, and he won't try
to support tho detective's tissue of lies.
Moreover, he Insists that If he did he'd
fall, and the damages and disgrace
would be awful."
"What doos It matter to me?" shouted
the old gentleman. "It's not my caso,
It's my son's."
"That's a bit steep," observed the
"My retainer Is from you, my lord,"
urged Mr. Hicks.
"(I, I'll pay your confounded costs,
but where will they get thoir damages
from 1"
Bob groaned.
"They've told me they'll make hitn
bankrupt," replied Mr. Hicks, "and his
discharge will be suspended for two
years at least."
"What has that to do with me?" said
the Earl grimly.
Boh Interposed: "Lord Salisbury has
many claims on his patronage, and In
roy bankruptcy he'd find a decent excuse for leaving me out In the cold."
The Earl had no gout, but he managed without Its help to uso vory vigorous language concerning sons, solicitors, advocates, and actresses.
"They will tako ��5,000 for damages,
with a full apology and withdrawal In
open court," said .Mr. Hicks, "and ��500
for costs."
"An apology!   A withdrawal!"
"A withdrawal of all the charges
on the record."
Next day, to the Infinite disgust of
the reporters and the crowded court,
Sir Edward, ln a graceful speech, made
an apology of the most ample character, withdrew all Imputations, and
announced that ��5,000 would be paid as
compensation for the injury to the lady,
together with her costs.
The Morning Post, on the morrow,
announced that the Earl of Iloxain had
gone to Buxton.
When the honorable Robert, a day
later, received a letter from Muriel,
saying she was most anxious to see
him. he took a cab to Brompton Crescent, and grew more and more perplexed every Inch of the way.
Miss Mnriel, looking very neat, natty, handsome, and piquant, with a prodigious glow of life In her eyos, shook
hands with him warmly and made bim
sit down on the sofa by her sido. Eor a
quarter of an hour sho stimulated his
curiosity hy talking about nothing iu
particular. At last his patience broke
"Look hore. Ella." he said brusquely,
"stow the cackle and come to cues.
I'm delighted to see you, and dou't
bear malice; hut what on earth put it
Into your pretty hoad to send for mo?"
She laughed loud. long, und heart ily
���so loud, long, and heartily that ut last
ho laughed wllli her.
"Well, ynu are a goose!" she said.
"I know It." he answered. "1 droad
"I think your hrnln Is developing;
you're growing witty. O, you haven't
got thero yet!"
"Well,  hut���"
"Listen lo mo. The Hon. Hobort Talbot Hlcsmcs Clarence Martlndale mado
a promiso to Miss Muriel Mallett that
if within two years she had ��5.11011 lo
finance a theatrical company with he'd
marr*y her."
lie gazed open-mouthed.
She wheeled up tho Ilttlo round table
to him, opened the crocodile-skin writing pad with silver edges, and look a
bundle of crisp "flimsies" from the
"One, two. throe, four," she counted
out up to fifty; 'fifty brand now Bank
of England notes, each for 100 beautiful, shining sovereigns. You see, I've
got tho five thou."
Ho stared, mentally paralyzed.
"The damages!" sho shouted, hysterical with laughter.
"The damages!"
"Yes, and your promise."
"Yes, but���"
"There aro no huts ahout It; you've
promised, and you love mo."
He nodded.
"And I love you. If thc Earl hadn't,
played It so low down in the defense
I might have chucked up the game. As
it is, I hold you to your word as a man
of honor.   Will you ninrry me?"
She looked Into his eyos. He really
loved her. She took hold of his left
hand, his right arm wandered round
her waist.
"Will you marry mo?" she repealed,
her lips an Inch from his.
He replied affirmatively without a
There ls now one obstacle the !ess
between the husband of the fascinating
Muriel Mallett and tho earldom of Ilex-
ham, for his lordship died suddenly
from apoplexy on getting a lobgram
from nn old club friend concerning
his son's marriage with tho fascinating
actress.���Tlie Sketch.
ft. <
���**-**l t**'
j^APJD \\fi//
fine-grained, Is cut ont ln blocks averaging nine tons in weight, and afterward Ib sawed Into slabs. It ls employed, among other things, for tanks In
chemical laboratories, tubs and sinks la
laundries, linings for fireplaces, grid**
dies, which need no greasing when
made of soapstone, tables and fittings
In hospitals and dissecting-rooms. Acid
is said to have no effect upon the stone.
Saw a Meteoric Stone Fall.
Mr. .1. E. Black, a fanner, living nbout
nine miles from Ottawa, Kan., saw a
small meteorite fall on his land late In
the afternoon of April vi lust, and going
to lho spot where It foil, picked It up.
It weighs thirty-one ounces and contains a Utile Iron, but consists In the
main of stony material.
New Zealand's Gems.
Agate-hunters from Germany aro now
exploring Now Zealand with very promising results. Blue and white topaz
und splendid specimens of amethyst
have boon discovered by thom. as woll j
as largo pieces of quartz so filled with
slender, rutile crystals as to resemble
masses of matted iiair.
Java'*. Mnn-Ape.
Prof. Marsh, of Yale, has recently announced his opinion that the remarkahlo remains of a skull, tooth and other
lossil hones found by Dr. Dubo's In
.lava belonged to nu animal tliat "was
not human, but represented a form
intermediate between man and the higher apes," Tliis opinion confirms the belief of ine discover* r of the hones, wlio
called the animal pithecanthropus, or
"ape-man." The huuos wore found in
ancient volcanic deposits, and belong,
Prof, Marsh thinks, to ilio age known
as the Pliocene.
Interviewing'' Casey.
A reporter of a New York dally once
wont to the oflice of the late Genoral
Casey to get some information concerning the Lydecker tunnel story. Goneral
Casey looked at the young man rather
sternly at first, and the reporter expected but scant detail to follow.
"Como in. sir!" he exclaimed, in a
tone of almost unpleasant command.
The two doors of his ollico were open.
The reporter was standing. The general, without a word, went to ono
door and closed lt with the utmost precision; then he went to the other door
and closed It with tho samo precision.
The reporter was in doubt. The two
were In tlie room nlone. Coming up
to the newspaper man, he pointed his
Index finger straight at his eye, and
said;    "Sit down  tliere,  young man,
and I'll tell you the  st story you
over heard."   And lie did.
New Kind of Kites.
Meteorologists are now trying lo
study iho atmosphere high above tho
ground witli the aid of self-recording
barometers aud thermometers, etc., sont
up in kilos. Tills has resulted lu n
groat Improvement in tho forms oi
kites, which nre now constructed on
scientific principles. At the headquarters of the Weather Bureau in Washington box-shaped kites, with open ends
and sides partly covered witli silk, are
used. Instead of twine or cord, fine
piano wire is employed lo hold the kite.
At the Blue Hill Observatory, near Boston, box-shaped kites have been sent
up to an elevation of almost a mile
above sea-level.
A Long Shot,
���lames Shields was elected to the Senate In 1SJ8, defeating ills predecessor,
Senator Breese. Shields had distinguished himself In the Mexican War,
and at tho Battle of Corro Gordo he
was shot through the lungs, the ball
passing out at his back. Ills recovery
was ono of the marvels of the day.
Shields' war record is believed to havo
secured to him his triumph over Breese.
When tho news of Shields' election
was received, a lawyer named Butter-
field was speaking of It to a group
of friends, when one of thom remarked; "It was that Mexican bullet that
did the business," "Yos," rolorled But*
teriield, "that was a groat shot. The
ball wont cl 'tr through Shields without hurting hini, and killed Breese one
thousand miles nway."
Fiery Dragons.
In the "Statistical Account of Scotland," published at Edinburgh in 1703,
there Is an account of the "rare appearance" of fiery dragons, which sailed
through thc rarificd atmosphere of the
Scottish highlands in the latter part of
November and the first few days of
September, 1702. According to the account, they had a "fiery red color" and
made their appearance in the north,
flying rapidly In an easterly direction.
The account adds thot "many people
regarded the phenomenon with much
terror" because lt "was Indeed a
strange and startling sight to behold.
A Vacuum.
A perfect vacuum ls a perfect Insulator. It is possible to exhaust a tube so
perfectly that no electric machine cau
send a spark through the vacuous
space, even when the space Is only one
A Phosphorescent Party.
Monsieur Henry, of tho Paris Academy of Sciences, has invented a phosphorescent starch with whicli surprising effects can be produced. Used as a
face-powder, it makes the countenance
glow in a dark room witli mysterious
radiance. Recently a "5-o'clock tea"
was given iu Paris after dark, no light
being employed except that supplied by
phosphorescent starch sprinkled over
everything in tlie room. The carpet,
the celling, tlio pictures on the walls,
the furniture, the teacups, the flowers,
tlie faces, shoulders and dresses of the
ladies all glowed and gleamed, making
n spectacle that was at once startliug
and beautiful.
Oldest Man In the World.
According to statistics collected in
Germany tne oldest man known to be
living anywhere on the earth Is Bruno
Cotrim, a negro born iu Africa, but now
living In Rio Janeiro. Upon the same
authority is based tlie seemingly Incredible statement that tlioro are 3.S83 persons living lu Bulgaria, each of whom
has reached, or passed, the age of 100
years, making one centenarian to every
1,000 Inhabitants of that country! Germany, with a population of 62,000,000,
claims only 78 centenarians, and
Franco, with a poulntlon of 40,000,000,
213 centenarians, while Ireland, whoso
population numbers only 4,1100,000, lias
578 centenarians.
Destroying Friction,
After calling attention tothe fact lhat
man was content with tho uso of oil to
koop machinery in running ordor until
he began to ride lhe bicycle, when ho
demanded some better labor-saver and
Invented ball-bearings, the Scientific
American proceeds to Illustrate and describe some recent applications of such
bearings. They nro employed for wagon and carriage wheels, for the carrier-
wheels of cable roads, and for the
shafts of swift-running machinery.
Thoy practically dispense with the use
of the oil can and greatly reduce the
amount of friction to he overcome, thus
adding to Uio effective powor of all machines in which lhey aro used. The
singular fact Is noted that Prof. Boys,
of London, showed experimentally that
ball-bearings, wben properly constructed, are practically proof aglnst wear.
He demonstrated this fact by weighing
the balls of a bicycle-bearing when they
were new, and again after they had
been subjected to long service. They
showed no loss of weight
American Soapstone.
In the Bagged Mountains, in Albemarle County, Virginia, the scene of
one of Poe's weird tales, exists a great
deposit of soapstone which is said to
be the finest In the world. It wns discovered only about twelve years ago,
but now a small colony exists at the
spot and three quarries have been opened.  The stone, which ls very hard and
Does Woman Larn Her Keep?
Thousands of women work in the
mines of Belgium, Eugland and Cornwall. In the first-named country they
formerly worked from twelve to sixteen hours a day, with no Sunday rest
The llneu-tliroad spinners of New Jer*
sey, according to tho report of the
Labor Commissioner, are "ln one
branch of the Industry compelled to
stand on a stone floor ln wator the year
round, most of the time barefoot, with
a spray of wator from a revolving cyl.
Indor flying constantly against the*
brenst; and tho coldest night In winter, as well as tho warmest In summer, these poor creatures must go to
tholr homos with water dripping from
tholr underclothing along their path,
because there could not bo space or a
fow moments allowed them wherein to
change their clothing." Yet women
are "exempted" from labor attended
b.v hardship!
Despite those washerwomen, miners
and llnon-throad spinners, we are told
"It ls woman's privilege generally to
bo exempted from the care of earning
hor livelihood nud that of her offspring."
lt would seem to be time that this
libel upon woman should be scorned
by fair minded men. From all antlqui-
ty the majority of women have been
faithful workers, rendering a full
equivalent In labor for tholr scanty
share of tlio world's goods. The origin
of ovory Industry hoars testimony to
this. In our own era, while women
wore still homekoopers, did they not
earn thoir livelihood? What was tlie
weaving, the sowing, the cooking, the
doctoring, the nursing, the child care
"tlie work that wns never dono," If it
was not earning a subsistence? Even
In those days, when woman goes forth
nnd receives the reward of hor lubor
ns publicly us man, she Is uo moro
worthy of her hire, lior ancestress-
sweet nnd saintly soul!���did not dream
of recompense. But was It not her
due, and sliall we refuse to credit It
because mnn wns then n self-sufficient
Ignoramus who deemed hlmsolf the
only onc fit to acquire property?���Popular Science Monthly.
Will Not Submit to Dictation.
The subject of renewing tho privileges of thc Bank of France will shortly como tip for discussion In tho chamber, after having beon in abeyance
since 1802, when tlio senate approved
a bill for tho purpose.
The bill has not since boen modified
nnd the provisions Included in lt will,
it Is thought, be ndopted without material alteration. One of them, which
wns to empower the hank to Increase
its note issue from 3,500,000,000 francs
to 4,000,000.000, wns passed as far back
as 1803. The charter expires on Dec.
81, 1897, and the proposal Is to extend
it for a period of twenty years from
that date, in consideration of the bank
making certain concessions to the
Among these concessions Is one by
whicli tlie bank Is to forego all future
Interest ou the government debt, 140,-
000,000 francs, and not to demand repayment of the capital so long as the
charter Is in force The bank is to
undertake the service of tho national
debt and transact othor business for
the treasury, both at the head office and
branches, free of charge, and make an
annual payment to thc latter for 2,000,-
000 francs during tho first year of the
currency of the new charter and 2,500,-
000 francs per annum subsequently,
lt is to open several new branches
nnd mnko advances to agricultural cooperative societies.
It ls not Improbable that an effort
will be made to convert lhe bank into
a stato Institution, hut such a project
doos not command support either in
financial or ministerial circles, and Is
not In the loast degree likely to moot
with success.���Edinburgh Scotsman.
Ellison's Speech.
Mr. Edison has only once tried to
make a speech, lt was beforo a girls'
seminary, whore lie had agreed to lecture on electricity. He had engaged
a friend named Adnins to operate tlie
apparatus while ho talked; but when
the "Wizard" nrose before his audience, he felt so dazed that he simply
said; "Ladles, .Mr. Adams will now
address ynu on electricity, and I will
demonstrate what he has to say with
the apparatus."
Heard While Waiting.
A passenger, while waiting at a railway station for his train, amused himself by watching the queer looks and
antics of a tailless cat as it played about
on tbe platform. The statlonmastei
happening to pop out of his office, Uu
intending traveler pointed to the cat
and said, "What kind of a cat Is that-
Manx?" "No," replied the stationmaster, with a sly smile, "Brighton Express."
A woman should st least be grateful
for one thing: she ie never asked to be
a pallbearer. y
WE sat together In the veruu- __\
da at Shepheard's Hotel.! "One evening, while hurrying through
Cairo lay beneath nud I the bazaar ou my way to Gon. Gordon's
around us���Cairo filthy, multi-colored, \ quarters, a boy sprang uut of a cob-
and malodorous, hut always plctur- j bier's stall und handed me a tiny bun-
esque. Suddenly nn Arab boy came die���slipping away Into the darkness
around tho corner, and with a salaam ; before I had time to do more than rec*
of the deepest, banded some mall to j ognlze hlin us Ibrahim, son of Hassan.
Grimshaw. Then he squatted down | 1 curried the bundle to tho General,
on the veranda boards, with his groat nnd together we undid its fastenlugs.
black oyes llxed on my companion's ��� Have you ovor deciphered an Oriental
face, waiting for further orders. object loiter?   I moan a letter which
"Your boy, Captain?" I nsked. , Is not written upon paper, hut of which
"Yes," replied Grimshaw, "but a good   the sense Is conveyed by objects���How-
deal more than that.   I sliould be burled   ors nnd the like.   Tlie bundle handed
In the Soudan now If It were uot for
Ibrahim yonder"
"Tell me about lt, please," 1 asked,
rather eagerly; for this small Arab ln
the clear, white tunic, nnd brilliant turban Interested me mightily.
Grimshaw settled himself back in the
bungalow chair and began:
"You know, of course," he Bald, "that
I was ln Khartoum with Gordon. I
did not regularly belong to the General's forces, but I had volunteered as
one of his aides-de-camp. Well, we
were shut up ln that deatli trap City of
Khartoum, surrounded on every side
by the forces of the Mahdl���myriads of
fanatical Soudanese Arabs following
that high priest of bloodshed. We English were but a mere handful of men;
the auxiliary forces were wretchedly
small. Our only hope was aid from
Egypt; and, ob the whole world knows,
that never came. Poor Gordon was allowed to fall a victim to the Mabdl's
sword, and most of the garrison were
slain. With tho exception of Slatln
Bey, who became a Mussulman, I think
I was the only European who got out
of the doomed elty with his life. Thnt
I did so was due to Ibrahim.*'
Here the Arab boy���hearing his name
mentioned���looked up nnd smiled,
showing a row of teeth exceptionally
even and white.
"A few days after we entered Khartoum," continued Grimshaw, "I was
patrollng the town under Gen. Gordon's
order, when we en me ncross a great
rabble of boys, hallooing and shouting
at a deafening rate. I sont an Egyptian soldier to discover the cause, and
he reported that the young 'fuzzy-wuz-
zles' (it ls so thnt Private Atkins of her
Majesty's troops denominates the Soudanese) were 'having fun' with ouo of
their number, I waa then, as now, Intensely interested In native ninnuera
and customs. Halting my men, I entered the boisterous cordon of boys to
determine the reason of their tumult.
"The littio rascals wore tensing one
of their number, 'Tensing,' Indeed, In
this case, Is too mild a word. Thoy
woro heating and stoning the lad, who
lay bruised and half-hllndod In the gut-
tor.   Il's turban was olf, and his nl*
mo by Ibrahim was Just such u communication, ll contained a queer collection of articles, They were: A piece
of broken knife blade, a scrap of green
cloth, two nowers (marigolds, I think)
with only the heads remaining, a brick
from the walls, and, lastly, an Iron affair, which I at once recognized as the
point of one of those sticks with which
camels ore urged onward.
"Gen. Gordon lost no time ln unraveling the mystery of this missive. 'The
green cloth,' ho said, 'means the Mahdl.
because his sacred flag Ib green. Tho
knifo blade stands for a sword, and tne
decapitated (lower means that our
bonds nre going to be cut off. Tbe
brick, I take lt, hints of treachery Inside the walls. The camel-spike advises you to fly from Khartoum Immediately.   Where did you get this?'
"When I told hlin the source of my
information lie was inclined to pooh-
pooh Ibrahim's letter. 'It Is a boy's feur
and fancy,' he snid. 'Wc shall be relieved in a few weeks.'
"But tlie Mabdl's men formed an
Impenetrable circle around tlie town���
n circle that grew narrower and narrower. Day nfter day we scanned the
desert horizon for somo sign of the expected relief, but without avail. Day
after i ay the Impression grew stronger
upon each and all of us that we were
"During an enrly morning wnlk Ibrahim accosted me as suddenly as he had
done before. 'Fly, effeudt,' lie whispered. 'The oity is betrayed. My father
and other Mussulmans have decided to
lot the Mahdl within the gntes. Disguise yourself and tly before It ls too
"I shook my head, for duty kept me
in Khai-toiim; and Ibrahim retreated
with tours In those big, honest eyes of
"The very noxt night his warning
was fulfilled, lt would be Idle, my
friend, to tell you over again all tlie
horrors of the capture, or rather betrayal, of Khartoum. Tho Mabdl's soldiers were like (lends Incarnate. Spent
with fatigue and slender fare we could
not stand before them,   Gordon, poor
ready scant clothing had boon torn to ] follow, was slain, and a remunnt of us
shreds.   1 sprang into the middle of the I wns driven, fighting for life, from hut
mob and demnnded the cause of such
brutal ti'i-nimi'iit.   At first they affect
ed not to understand my Arabic, und
went on beating thoir victim, hut wheu
I hud soundly cuffed one or two and
summoned my Interpreter to my aid,
*���***. 1 succeeded In making them answer.
"'He Is the renegnde's son,' said a
ringleader���'Hassan, the renegade's
son. Stone him, In the name of the
"Then I understood. The poor boy's
father lind tnken service with Gordon.
leaving his offspring to suffer all (he
cruelties which thc Khartoum children, egged on by their eiders, wore
sura to Inflict upou hlin. I lost no time
In culling up n few men nnd Bending
thnt pack of youthful fanatics to the
right aliout. They went awny. vowing
dire vengenuoe on the 'renegade's
brat,' and I raised my protege from the
dust. lie had fainted from pnln and
loss of blood, hut one of our surgeons
soon brought him to. When he opened
his eyes and saw me he smiled liko a
little coffee-colored angel and wanted
there and Ihon to give mo his host
salaam. Of course 1 made hlui lie down
ugaln, hut ho blurted out his gratitude
for preservation so vigorously thnt ho
como nour fainting again.
"Next duy his fnthcr. Ilassun, one of
Gordon's servants, came to see hhn.
The two hnd a long talk, und llually
Hassan announced that for his son's
sake he had decided to leave the General and go back to his cobbler's stall
In tbe bazaar. Ibrahim���for the lad
whom I had helped to rescue wus the
same one now Bitting before you���
Boon recovered, thanks to his native,
tough constitution. Ho left my hut,
absolutely refusing to touch any of
the money which I offered him.
" 'Protector of the poor,' he said In
i bis quaint, grandiloquent Eastern wny,
* 'you hnve saved your servant's life.
Did not the mouse once repny the lion
that had been his benefactor? Lo!
I am thc mouse, effendi; nnd you nre
tbe lion. Perhaps some day I may repay you. Salaam, friend!' Then he
backed out of my hut, and I saw him
not for many days.
to hut ncross the city. Finally, with
empty revolver nud broken sword, I
found myself in the stairway of a rude
minaret, waiting for the death wldch 1
folt would he Inevitable. It ls all very
well to moot death boldly on tlio field
of battle, with comrades and friends
n round one, but to sit dowu iu n dark
stairway and count the minutes until
its coming might make (he bravest man
In the world feel uncomfortable. All
around 1 heard tlie hideous sounds of
slaughter nnd watched through a tiny
loop-hole in the wall the red flames
shooting across the sky (for It was midnight, aud n starless midnight to hoot).
A sick feeling stole over mo. To remain cooped up thus seemed Intolerable, I had just resolved to rush Into
tho thick of the Soudanese and sell iny
life as dearly as possible when a footfall on the stairs below arrested nie.
"It wns the sound of a naked foot,
and ns I peered, every sense on the
alert, into the half-light b.v tlio minaret
doorway, I vngttely distinguished a
dark form and Iwo shining eyes. Was
It one of the Mn lulls in search of human prey? 1 gripped my broken sword
tight er and prepared for action.
"'Eltendir whispered u voice. 'Is It
you. protector of the poor?'
"The voice wns thnt o, Ibrahim, son
of llussnn. My heart guv n leap for
gladness and I answered him that ll
was, Indeed, myself.
" 'It is good,' lie exclaimed. 'My
lord, I have come to aave you. Hasten
down nud don these garments whicli I
hnve brought you. They belong to the
old blind priest who lodged with my
father. He died last night, but nobody
knows of it yet. You cun pass as the
old priest and escape. Make haste, sahib, make haste!'
"I saw the chance and seized lt. Before you could hnvc repeated the proverbial 'Jack Robinson' many times I
had pulled those baggy Mohammedan
clothes over my soiled and bloodstained
uniform. A turban took the place of
my khaki helmet, and around my face
I draped the white hood which the
Soudanese Arabs wear. Then, before
I could protest, Ibrahim coolly seized a
handful of mud and liberally daubed
my face.
" Tho sahib Is too white,' ho explained, 'The olu blind priest was always
black and dirty���so kick off your boots,
snhtb, and let mo daub your foot.' Olf
weut my bonis; and In a minute or two
my legs from the knee down were as
brown uuul as dlrtyt ns thoy well uilglil
" 'You nre all right, now, effendi,'.
said jbrahliii, 'let us make for tho Cairo
"With all my heart I thanked lho boyi
but ho would listen to no thanks. 'Ynu
saved my life: I'll save yours,' ho said.
'Remember, effendi, tlie mouse and tho
Hon.   Lot us hasten to tlio gate.'
" 'But you aru not coining ,' I began; when my protest was interrupted
Iiy a troop of black Mabdlsts surging
iuto the little bystreet where wo stood.
Never shnll I forget the sight tliey presented. In the false light of tho burning
city, with tlielr huge piles of hair,
tlieir ferocious ("aces uud tholr spears
and Bclnietors a-drlp with blooil. 1 had
given myself ovor for lost, when Ibrahim, gripping my hand, led me onward,
calling in sing-song tones: 'Room for
the blind priest. Room for Amed, son
of All, the. soothsayer. The light of
Allah Is upon the blind priest.'
"Taking the hint 1 plucked up courage enough to shout the war-cry of the
Mahdl. Tne 'fuzzy-wuzzles,' entirely
deceived. Joined In my cry. 'Bide your
time, holy father,' said one of thom;
'we'll give you plenty of Christian heads
later on.' . . . Then they left us���
whooping liko demons dowu the street,
but Ibrahim plucked nt my sleeve and
mechanically I followed him. Many
times we met parties of tlie Mahdlsts,
hut in the darkness our ruse succeeded
beautifully, and we reached Cairo gale
In safety.
"Around the gate, despite the confusion, n strong guard had boon posted.
In the open space without muny scores
of camels were sprawling.
" 'A camel for the Mabdl's messenger!' cried Ibrahim ln his shrill voice.
'Ho, brothers! A camel for tho blind
soothsayer, Allied, son of All, who hours
the Mnhdl's defiance ncross tlie desert.'
"A dozen dusky warriors surrounded
us, and ns ninny awkward camels were
prodded to tnolr feet. One of those ungainly beasts was made to kneel, while
Ibrahim mnde a great show of helping
the supposed blind priest to a seat upou
his back.
"Just then a tall tuzzy-wnzzy���clearly an officer���rushed forward. 'Who is
this?' he demanded. 'Where does this
man go? The orders are that no man
shall leave tho gates before daybreak.'
"My heart sank, but fortunately for
us the natural superstition of tho Arab
came to our aid. 'Have a care!' cried
one of the soldiers. 'It ls a blind priest
���a soothsayer.   Ho may curse you.'
Tbe officer stepped back Involuntarily, eying mo with fear. 'Give us your
blessing, holy father,' cried a dozen onlookers.
"Here was a new predicament I
oould uot remember enough Arabic at
tlie moment to give the desired blessing;
hut a whisper from Ibrahim recalled to
my mlud a simple form of words,
wldch, eked out by discreet mumbling,
on my part and the loud responses of
the boy, suited the Arabs well enough.
They prostrated themselves���the officer with tho rest���amid a groat cry of
'Allah Ackbar.' Then Ibrahim smote
our camel soundly, and nway we went.
through the outposts, speeding fast
from the gory City of Khartoum.
"The perils and adventures of the
Journey were loo numerous to bo told
at one sitting, but it wns nearly n
month after that awful night that our
camel limped into Cairo, carrying on
li's back two emaciated fugitives who
had once lieen an officer of the line und
un Arab boy.
. "Ibrahim has beon all around tlie
world with mo since, and will probably
continue to be my comrade until one of
us twain departs tills life forever, eh,
Ibrahim, old friend?"
The Arab Ind sinllori nnd spread out
his hands. "My fate is thine, effendi,"
he said, "you saved my lifo."
"On thnt scoro. Ibrahim," answered
Capt. Grimshaw, "I think wc are quits.
Remember Khartoum."���Atlanta Con*
blue nud rod target!, according to the
tonne nulhoi-lly, proved that blue could
ho mora easily ,ovn at a distance than
fttrenctlienlntr Iron.
It was formerly believed that cast
Iron, wheu subjected to long-continued
shocks and Jarring, became "crystallized" and brittle; hut Mr. A. E. Outer-
bridge, Jr., of Philadelphia, has recently shown, hy a series of experiments, that instead of being weakened,
cast Iron is really strengthened by repeated blows and concussions.
A QhnBtljr Cat.
An Invention calculated to terrify
mice and rats Is described In Popular
Science News. It consists of u metallic
cat, which, being covered with luminous paint, shlues in n dark room with a
mysterious radiance which, the inventor thinks, will be more effectual than
traps, or even genuine cats, in ridding
houses of rodent pests.
Carnivorous  Plants.
That such plnnts ns "Venus' fly-trnp"
actually catch nnd squeeze to death
flies and other insects alighting on
their leaves haB long been known, but
the discovery Is comparatively recent
that the plants digest the softer parts
of their prey hy means of a peptic ferment secreted hy the leaves. These,
then, nre real instances of plants feeding upon animals.
Marvelloaa Measurement.
1    At the recent "conversazione" of tlie
Royal Society ln London a pendulum
Instrument was exhibited, intended to
record the slightest tilts and pulsations*
'. ot the crust of the earth.   It was as*
; serted that this Instrument would ren-
i der observable a tilt of less than one
throe-hundredth of n second of nro.   In
other words, If a plane surface were
tipped up only so little that the rise
would amount to a single inch In a
: thousand miles, tho Instrument would
reveal the tilting!
Mausoleum In a Treo.
One of the most curloUB nuiusoleuiiii
In tlio world wns discovered the othor
day In un orchard al the village of No-
ebdenltz, In Bitxe-Altonbnrg. A glgan*
lh* ,,ak tree, which a storm had robbed
! of Its crown, was up for public auction.
Among the bidders happened to bo a
| Karon Von Thumniel, solon of u family of ancient lineage that has given
the world of literature one charming
poet and the Fatherland many distinguished Btntesmen, The Baron, who
lives on n neighboring estate, hud ridden lo the auction place quite accidentally. Finally the tree wus knocked
down to him for 200 marks. Upon his
arrival at the casllc he told an old ser-
I vant of his purchase, describing the
tree nnd Ils situation. The old servant
said he remembered attending the funeral of a Uanlou Thumme! seventy or
eighty years ago, and that lho body
had been burled In a 1,000-year-old
oak, belonging to the parsonage. Investigation clearly proved tliat the orchard had ouce boon the property uf
the village church, nnd thut ut one side
of the old oak was an Iron shutter,
rusty and time-worn, that the people
of the town had always supposed to
have been placed thore by some Joker
or mischievous boys. Tlio Irou shutter
proved to he the gato to the mausoleum of Baron Hans Wllhclm Vou Ttiuin-
mel, nt one tlmo Minister of the Stuto
of Saxe-Altenburg, who died lu 1824,
nnd wished to be buried "iu tiu
1,000-year-old tree be loved so well,"
In the hollow of the tree Baron Hans
caused to bo built a sepulchre of solid
masonry, large enough to accommodate
his coffin. Thc coffin wns placed there,
as the church records show, on March
3. 1824, nnd the opening wns closed by
nn Iron gate. In the course of time a
wall of wood grew over the opening,
wliich hnd been enlarged to ndmlt the
workmen and the coffin, nnd for tunny
years it hns beon completely shut, thus
removing the last vestige of the odd
use to which the old tree hud been put
statues ol' Corpses,
The pleasing possibility of transform-
lug the dear deceased Into a marble*
like statue lhat may bo sol In ll nlelio
or on a pedestal wus suggestud lo lho
members of tlio Academy of Sciences
of Purls recently by Mr. Mortln, who
rend n paper detailing Ids discovery of
a process of converting iiiiimal matter,
before decomposition sots in, Into a
substance resembling marble, being
sufficiently hard to allow of Its being
sculptured. He called the allontlon of
the society to the possibility of his Invention, which lie has laken the precaution to patent, being utilized to preserve human bodies aftor death. Inasmuch as this marble-like substance can
be sculptured, It is possible to remedy
little physical defects that, unnoticed or
at least not obtrusive In life, might detract from the attractiveness of n statue. This process is a step ahead of the
St. Louis silver-plater who for ten yenrs
has been experimenting upon n plan
to succeed embalming by hermetically
plating In gold, silver or nickel the ancestors of such people ns aro willing to
undergo the expense of having them
decorated for future Inspection.
A Beach of Iron Sand.
'    On tho western coast of the northern
��� Island of New Zealand  Immense deposits of magnetic irou sand are found.
The sand is brought down by many
streams from the slopeB   of    Mount
j Egiuont.   The cliffs consist of n mix-
; ture of ordinary silica sand and iron
sand, but the waves sweeping the beach
* carry the lighter silica sand away, leaving an almost pure deposit of Irou sand*
fourteen feet in depth.   Furnaces have
heon erected by which the   sand    ls
smelted and formed Into pig Iron.
Killed hy Light,
Dr. Jiunos Weir. Jr., who has studied'
strange Inhabitants of the Mnmmoth
Cave In Kentucky, says that tho celebrated blind fish from tliat cavern,
when placed In Illuminated aquaria,
sock out the darkest places, and he believes'that light Is directly fatal to
thom. for thoy soon die if kept in a
brightly lighted tank. The avoidance
of light seems to bo a general characteristic of the sightless creatures dwelling In the grant cave. Doctor Weir
has seen an eyeless spider trying to
nvold the light, nnd animalcules from
the waters of the cavern hiding under a
grain of sn ml on the stage of his microscope. He thinks the light in tliese
enses is In some manner perceived
through the sense of touch.
An Air Tester.
An Instrument for measuring the
amount of Impurity In the air of a room'
or shop wns shown nt the Zurich Industrial Exhibition recently, lt consisted of a glass bull, containing a red
liquid wliich turns white on contact
with carbonic acid gas. The liquid In
the bulb was kept from Iho air, but
once in every 100 seconds u drop, dm wn
automatically from ihc bulb through a
bent tube, fell upon the upper end of
a stretched cord and begnn slowly to
descend the cord.    If the air wun foul
wiih carbonic acid the drop turned
while at the upper end of the cord, and'
the purer lhe nir the further the drop
descended before changing color.
Alongside the cord I'.'ina scnle. like thai
of a thermometer or barometer, Indicating tho degrees of Impurity of tiie
Imitation Seed Packages.
Tlioro seems to be no end of trouble
to the Agricultural Department from
the distribution of seed this your. The
department hns learned that requests
have beeu made on commercial seedsmen for seed put up In papers similar
to those used by the Government and
printed ln simulation thereof. Acting
Secretary Dnbney has scut out notices
to a large number of seedsmen in regard to the matter, stating that the
department cannot permit iho Government seed contractors or any seedsmen to sell seeds In packets bearing the
name of tho Department of Agriculture, or any words which might eausu
the receiver of the packet to believe
that lt wns a part of the Government
seed distribution. ' No seed can be distributed free of postage through tlm
mails except that delivered upou the
orders of members of Congress b.v tho
Department of Agriculture, or sent out
directly from the department. The act
or March 3. 1875, confines tho franking
of seeds by members of Congress to
those seeds which thoy receive for distribution from the Department of Agriculture,
Cushing's Hcroio Deed.
In 1801, nt the very beginning of our
civil war, a young lad named William
Marker Gushing entered lho navy ns a
volunteer officer, tliough ho hnd previously been through the Naval Academy nt Annnpolis. He wns only IU
yenrs old, but a braver or more reckless
snllor never grasped a eiitlnss or stood
by a gun. Never a fight hul he wns iu
the thick of i., never a battle but Cush-
fng's name was mentioned in orders.
Ilo dared do anything that man dared.
One dftrk night, nt Plymouth, N. c, hs
took u bout's crew and. stealing quietly nway. lie crept up beside lhe Confederate rain "Albemarle" u.ul taking
the chances ol" almost certain death, he
sank her by a torpedo fired from his
steam launch. Then he fought al I'ort
Fisher with groat bravery, and. whnt Is
ovor rarer, he used sound Judgment, securing for Ids command nil ihc milts of
the victory.���St. Nicholas,
Oncer Facts  About  Colors.
According to Information given b.v a
German officer to the Horse Guards'
Gazette, an experiment was recently
made In Europe to determine what
color In a soldier's uniform Is tho least
conspicuous to an enemy. Of ten men
two woro dressed In light gray uniform, two in dark gray, two In green,
two in dark blue and two In scarlet. All
were then ordered to inarch off, while
a group of officers remained watching
them. The first to disappear In the
landscape was the light gray, and next,
surprising ns It may seem, the scarlet!
Then followed the dark gray, while the
dark blue and the green remained visible long after all thc others had disappeared.    Experiments In  firing at
A Chinaman Sees n Piano.
A Chinaman, lately returned from a
trip to Europe, treated his countrym *n
io the following description of Ilia
"The Europeans keep a four-logged
beast, which thoy can make sing at will.
A man, or more frequently n woman,
or oven a feeble girl, sits down In front
of the animal nud steps on Its lull, at
the snme time striking Its white tooth
with his or ber lingers, when the crcn-
ture begins to sing. The singing, tliough
much louder than that of a bird. Is
pleasant to listen to. The boast does
not bite, nor does it move, though lt
Is not tied up."
Flower Perfumes.
It is claimed that the perfume of
flowers disappears as soon as the Btarch
In the petal Is exhausted, and It mny, It
Is said, he restored hy placing the llower
In a solution of sugar, when the formation of starch and tlio omission of fragrance will be at onco resumed.
Evory man Is more or less of a fool
about some things.
Evory thoroughbred Is able to make
his own salad dressing. G. A. McBain & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
Lelssr ia offering Holmes' stock, Union,
at a rate oa the dollar.
Mr. Joseph Hunter is in Cariboo.
New fall gooda at midsummer prices at
Judge Abrams has ntoraed from Victoria
Simon Leiser is offering the stook at
Holmes store for 30 day at pretty reduced
New and atylish millinery juat anived at
Miss Nash's
Remember the great sale at Leiser's.
Mr.Stevtuaou ot Stsvensou St Cu. wu in
town lut week.
Mr. Kelly, the photographer, hu return.
sd from Nauai i.o.
See that yonr Hungarian flour hears the
aame of O'Gilviet; all others in this market
ara cheaper The real thing 51.25 at
H. M. S. Imperienu left on Sunday
moreing sarly.
Raoeived at Willardj, a liao line of bug*
gy whips, ranging from 15 to 25 cents.
Mr. F. B. Smith, C. E. hu returned from
a visit to the Capital.
It does not matter what prices you aee
advertised. Vou can buy new dry goods,
clothiag, hoots shoes and groceries, cheaper
than anywhere else iu the city at Hamburger's.
Mr. Fitzaimmona returaed lut Friday to
ti s Jarvis Inlet mine.
Bargains in white and colored Shirts
at Leiser's.
Miss May Grant ia visiting ac Mr. aud
Mra. Albert Grauts, Cuuiux.
Boys School Books 75c! at Leiser's
Mrs. Piket has returned with her little
daughter from ber trip to Victoria.
Mra Spence of Hornby Islaud, lately
from Oregon, wu io town iut week.
Ladies, have yon aeen thou liaa shoes in
N. Parka' window?
Mr. and Mrs. Uarrison left Friday (or
their fature home in Los Angeles, California.
The Rev. Mr. Willemar is expeoted to
touduot the aerricea ot the Engliah Church
hert nest Sunday evening.
Coat Oil $1.55 per tin at Leiser's,
Birthday Social,���-Then will ba a birth
day social at th* Presbyterian Churoh this
Tuesday evening.
Hamburger is atill wiling T B plu&g a
Mra Charles C uso, who hu boen lor
aome weeka visiting in r daughter, Mrs. Dr.
Jeffs, left Friday ior her home in Vancouver.
Grand slaughter aale at Holmes' ators,
Mr. William MoDonagh, who has beeu in
Lawyer Eckstein's ollice for lome months,
loft Friday for Nanaimo. He will enter
tht office of Mr. (J. F. Cant, barrister, of
that oity,
A little cuh will buy a lot of gooda now
at Holmes store, Union.
All prizes awarded by the Comox A. I. A.
at the late show, tbat art not called for by
the end of thii month, will ba considered
donated to the Sooiety-
J. Mundell, Sec'y.
Bargains for cash at Holmes atoie, Union,
Mr. J. A. Halliday, teacher of Grantham school, gave his pupils a Hue object lesson on Friday last, by taking them with
their parents, ou a visit to H. M. S. Imperieuse ac Coiuox.
Cliewing and smoking tobacco 20c ptr
plug at Holmes' Old Stand.
Flour very "heap at Leiser's.
A warrant was sworn out Thursday lut
(or the arrest of Muuighan by hia partner,
Johony Grant. Muuigi.au is supposed to
have fled with more than his share of part,
ucrstiip funds.
L.i.er sells lard at II eta. ptr pound,
Bepobe Jams Abbams, S. M.���James
Audrews was charged wtth refusing to sup*
poit his wife, whereby her health became
endangered. After bearing tht evidence ef
Mra. Audrews, the Magistrate allowed tht
charge to be withdrawn, Mr. Eckstein ap.
peared ior the accused.
A Public Meeting-
Then will bt a publit meeting al tbt W.
C. T. U. in the Presbyterian Ohurch on
Monday arming, Nor. 2nd, at 7:30. The
objeut ia to disouti the ftasability of opening a reading room lu Cumberland, aud tht
pretence ol everyone interested it tarneatly
Mining Shoes at Leiser's for Si a pair
It is understood that a County Court
will ke held here early in December. If
this be so, those having business for the
Court, should avail themselves of the
opportunity, and save the expense and
loss of liinegoing to Nanaimo, which other
wise they would have to do. Ere long
no doubt a registry or office of ihe Court
will be established here. With this and
oiher things granted us we shall speedly
rise to the dignity which so large
and populious a town and district should
FOR SALE���Cleared corner lot on Pan*
rith Avenue, atll cheap, termt   tuy.
Enquire at "Nsws Omc*.
F'OK SALE OR LEASE���The Lindaay
House on Penrith Avenue, containing
fifteen rooms���Kitchen, Pantry, Bathroom,
Wuh-houae, etc.   Apply on the premises.
F-OR SALE, UANCIi-Ona mile and a
ball Irom Union, contains 160 tores
aud will be disposed of at a low tigure. En*
quire of James Abrams.
17 OR SALE���Tht contents aud furniture
nl a small houae.   All new.   Apply at
"News Office "
\\J ANTED���A good canvasser.   Enquire
* * at "News Office.
For RENT,���The butcher shop a
Union fitted up ready for business, lately
occupied by A. C. Fulton. Call on hint
or enquire of A. Urquhart, Comox.
New dress goods just arrived at Leiser's
FOR SALF-A good dwelling houae of  ix
rooms, fine location, good   well, garden
and outhousts.   Amilr   ts  Mrs.  H.   M,
Williams, opposite Methodist Churoh, comer
Penrith Avenue and Second. 207-210
Florest, Seedsman and
Landscape Gardener
Seeds, ornamental Trees and
Shrubs always.
Alio   bulbs   ia   variety,   including,
Hyacinths, Narcissus, Fuchiat,
Tulips and Lillies.
B. C.
"ggggeess see ssgessasg
Given Free to the near
est guess to the number of seeds in the
Pumpkin in our Window.
This is how we Advertise,
If ypu want Dry Goods, Millinery/Mantles, Dress Goods,
Men's and Boys' Clothing, we
have them at Bedrock prices.
We lead, those who follow
must come behind.
J. F. DOYLE, Manager
NOTICE ii hereby give that application will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British
Columbia, at its next session, for an Act
to confirm (he incorporation and powers
ofthe Cumberland and Union Watei-
works Company, Limited Liability, confirming Ihe said Company in ihe pn ���
pert;:, privileges, rights and easements
already acquired and authorizing the
grant in fee to the Company of such
lands and lands covered with water
as it may hereafter desire to acquire upi 11
such terms as may seem just, declaring
that the water privileges and all other
rights privileges and easements now held
by lhe Company or hereafter acquired by
it may be held and enjoyed as appurtenant to the whole or any part of tlie Company's property as the Company may
dc*iie, Thc vvato.i is :o be obtained fiom
Hamilton Creek and its tributaries nnd
from Hamilton l.a*<e n'eai   the T ,>csitc
Girls' School Button Boots for 90 cu
at Leiser,s
ol Cumberland and t'i
strcitnis wiiliu . ���
from lhe ccune A ih
Daied ihis amd di
J07 213
Espiialt & Nanaimo By.
Time Table No.   26,
To taka effect all a.m. ou Saturday, March
Slat, 1896.   Trains ran os Pacific
Standard time.
��� ; i naUT.TSFiy.
Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and 1 a. u. iv. u.
Wellington  I   8.00       tin
ar. Naimimo   I 11.35 I  7.Si
Ar. Wellington  I  U.00 I   7.1i
I  A���|TH
I Dally. I Safuy.
Lv. Wei ington for Victoria  I   i.ao   I   MS
Lv. Nanaimo for Vicioria.... |  845       4.33
Ar. Victoria  |   12.80 |   800
For rates and Information apply tt Com*
Pliny's offices,
President. ntul Supt
Oen. Freight and Passenger Agt
Mount Pleasant    Vancouver B. C.
Send for Catalogue before placing your
ordeis for Fall Planting, if you are interested in saving money for yourself and
getting good stock of first hands.
Most complete stock ol Fruit and.
Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Etc.,
in ihe Province.
Thousands of small Fruit Plants and
Vines of leading varieties, suitable for
this Climate.
Thousands of Bulbs now an the way
here from China, Japan and Holland for
the Fall Trade.
Fertilizers, Agricultural Implements,
Spray I'umps, Etc., best to be had.
No Agents. List tells you all ibout it.
Eastern Prices or Less.
Greenhouse, Nursery and Ambry
604 Westminster Road.
Take   F.   PimBurv *.*    . ,'
Balsamic  1 i.ixir 7 .   ::.:.*
*.** . et I
. !"   Of  i
October 1896.   1
L. P. Eckstein,       I
Solicitor for the applicants. I
$2.00 PER ANNVSr.
They came a little suddenly, perhaps they won't stay this time, but they will be here soon for good. Now for fall
clothing. Are you still thinking you must pay big money for tailor-made suits and coats ? We have suits in stock that
can't be told from measure-made suits to fit, wear or appearance. Our goods are practically measure made, only we
take a list of all possible measures and then have them made. We are sure your measure is here. Think of saving,
then come, look at the quality���then try on the suit or coat, that includes���price, appearance and fit. That's all we
ask for our work���inspection.
Here are a few prices that are  matchless.
They should settle the question of where you
will get your fall suit���
Double breasted, all wool, blue and  black
cheviot suits for ... $8.50
Double breasted blue beaver suits for,    20.00
Best quality,   heavy all  wool scotch tweed
suits in neat dark shades for, $5.50 and 6.00
If you are going to make yonr present suit
do for a while longer, a new pair of trousers
will help the old coat and yest out���won t cost
much here.���
Heavy strong tweed pants       ... $1.25
All wool hair line pants, ... 1.75
Best quality, all wool cheviot pants
Fine quality worsted pants
Serviceable and stylish too. They are
ready made prices, but the coats are as good
as custom made���
All wool, dark and light English twill, $8.50
Fine all wool English Venetians, $12.00
Fine black and blue melton, $13.00
Black and blue beaver cloth elegantly lined
lined for, ... ... $12.50
Strong, serviceable reefers comfortable and
stylish too, with brass buttons,  lots ot good
wear in them, prices away down���
Strong tweed overcoats ... $1.00
All wool tweed overcoats ... 1.25
JSlap reefers ... ... 2.50
Beaver ... ... 3.00
Union Departmental Store,  Sipiop Leiser.


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