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Ma. I.
NO. 45.
A very lai ge stock of
j Field Seeds,
'  Garden Seeds,
Flower seeds,
Seed Potatoes,    Seed Oats,    Cabbage Plants.
Everything guaranteed Fresh and Reliable
and prices away down.
I am now receiving regular shipments of
Every week a small supply of the Famous Delta
Creamery Creamery Butter, undoubtedly the
best butter coming to this market.
All other lines I am carrying I fniiiruntee quality to be the best,
and prices tha lowest in the city.
Our Sapient Member Declares the Opponents of the Remedial Bill to lie
Drunk or Insane
Victoria Crescent.
Aii Interesting Letter With Same Extraordinary
The following is a verbatim report of Mr. Haslam's remarks in
the Dominion Parliament on April
15, 1896:
Mr. llaslam—I wish emphatically to deny the statement made by
change in the agreement. Tiie Parliament of Ureut, Britain will not make a
change until requested by the three contracting parties; even then, I am not
sure a change would he made. With
these facts before ns, I cannot see how
any province in lhe Dominion can he
prevented (nun having separate schools,
if the minority ask for them,
In the case of Manitoba, there was a
doubt in the minils nf some of the legal
fraternity as io whether the minority in
that province oould claim the protection
of the British North America Act, from
the fact that the province hud no established form of government previous to
confederation. To settle this doubt, the
minority in this province took the
course provide-) for in the British North
America Act, that is, it appealed to the
Governor General, His Kxcellency's
advisory board (ihe Privy Council of
Canada) recommended—aud 1 think
properly too—thut the appeal be taken
to the Privy Council of England.
I have not heard any one question the
decision of that honorable body; yet,
they decided that the appeal was well
taken ; in fact, Unit the rights of the
minority were infringed on, that they
were clearly entitled to separate schools,
if they wanted them.
For Ways That Are Dark and Tricks
That Are Vain the Heathen Chinee
and Free Press Are Peculiar.
of the Local Luminary.
Last week we stated that "on Wednesday, April 15, Constable Thompson
received a notification from Mayor Davl-
The Opposition to the Dominion gov- \ son that Ids servises as constable would
ernmont politically have, in a number not be required after. Mav 15," with an
ol instances, found fault with the gov>
ernment fur allowing the appeal to be
taken to the Privy Council of England.
the   hon.   member   for   Winnipeg j In my opinion any other course could
(Mr.   Martin),  that the  members
for Hritish Columbia do not repre-
i sent the wishes of their constituen-
1 eies.   So far as I am concerned, I
have every reason to believe that I
! do represent the feelings of my constituency.   From the very first I
; have taken the same stand on this
j question.   I have never been asked
\ ray views upon it, bul I have stated
i that 1 would cast my vote in favor
of remedial legislation.   I have not
la constituent, who does not know
; that! and for twelve months I have
not be taken, Ii tile Dominion government attempted to decide it would look
very much like u jicige sitting in court
on thu bench, hearing the argument
when his own case is being tried.
iso lur, the Dominion government have
contented themselves with notifying the
provincial government of Manitoba, as
representing the majority in that province, ot the decision of the Privy Council ol England, What action that body
will take remains to be seen. I cannot
see how any honorable body can, for a
moment, think of any course but that
ment is that the same section from
which the above quotation is made also
contains the following clause:
"The police force in cities and towns
shall consist of a chief of police and as
many constables and otlier officers and assistants as the. Council may from time to
time think necessary.11
This, together with the provision giving the Mayor "unrestricted authority
and power" ... "to suspend the officers and employes of the corporation,"
would not seem to corroborate the promulgations of our local Sir Oracle. Those
who prate so much about Unabridged
Dictionaries and " unabridged reports"
should at least have tiie honesty to practice what they preach, and not abridge
n    r     ,i,i i       in ii,,'      newspaper articles and legal quotations
reCUllar MethOdS aud UliestlOUable Motives ; to serve their own siniBter ends and deceive the people. Such proceedings
smack of an organized and determined
effort to thwart the efforts of those who
are pledged to a policy of retrenchment.
Under such circumstances it is gratifying
that the executive has the courage to
act according to his convictions and the
nerve to do what he conceives to be his
I duty by the people.
One of the greatest peculiarities about
1 the affair woul I appear to be the contradictory nature of the law itself, and
the present difficulty will not be without
ed [Magistrate Simpson meantime refusing to act with him], evidently deemed
it prudent to give a member of the force
a month's warning that meantime he
might improve his opportunity for future
of carrying out the contract they have! Our contemporary in his peculiar
willingly entered into. | wisdom construed the above to mean
It must be remembered that the Pro- i,, .,.. . ,, „,,   .        ,„ ,
.    . , ■    .     . ,       i testants and Itoman Catholics were abuut I*1-1'he constable was "discharged "by
j not hud one objection in any shape ! evenly divided when they entered into; " Mr. Davison as chairman of the Police
, or form to the position I have taken, j eotifedera ion, In Manitoba.   There was Commissioners."   Such an Intorpreta
The last statement 1 made lo my
constituents on that question was
expression of individual opinion to tl
effect that the Mayor, "as chairman of I Us'lxweltt^ru'Mrvn'to bring abouta
the Board of Police Commissioners, In definition and establish a precedent
view of the resolution of the Council re- ; wl,f"'' wi" prevent such complications
questing the Board to reduce the force j Ve'feei that an apology is due to our
by one member, and in anticipation of; readers for occupying so much space on
the request being complied with when the above subject, but deemed that an
a third member of the Board is appoint- «P*-">ation  was necessary in order to
-Have vou seen the-
In Men's, Women's and Children's
to the Orangemen of the town I
| live in on the 30th of April, 1895,
I made a statement in writing over
my own band, und the last paragraph in it ran thus: "I sincerely
limped, for the honor of the Protestants of Canada, that this question
would not come before Parliament,
* but if it did, 1 was bound to oasl
» my vole in such a way as would
5 grant to the Roman Catholic min-
1 Ority the same rights us the Pro-
i testant minority in Quebec now en-
0 joy." The letter wus rend und discussed in the lodge, and 1 have hud
a very kind lei ter from lhe secretary, thanking me for the trouble 1
took, and 1 have neve had a letter
from him since.
Mr. Landerkin—What  was the
explanation ?
Mr. Hnslum—I have the expla
nation, and I will rend it.   I think
no coercion-it was a voluntary action, l t-on W(Jlll(* fair|y ,,e •„,,    • M Bmanftt-ng
and as such, each of the contracting par-  » .„. .  ,   ., ,       ,.
tics must iu honor abide by the contract   from °ne •1**1'*,",(- with mental strains-
I they  have entered into,   Suppose the  mus If the animus thereof were not un-
but under the circumstances
the cross-eyed construction is easily ex-
illustrate that, '• for ways that are dark
and tricks that are vain, the heathen
Chinee and the Free Press are peculiar."
The last schedule game was played at
Wellington Saturday between the'home
team and Nanaimo, Both teams having
an equal number of points to their credit, mittlc each eager for second place.
Play begun with Wellington kicking
with the wind and the sun on their
backs, which advantage they made good
use of bypassing the leather lour times
^f?S) i uil-uuii—i   nave tne expiu-       j],.
>~g*r^ f nation, and I will read it.   I think'    j|,.'
If OfltxVtVlT* % the 1""1- m,ember fur v,""*"il,,'« *-<«• 1 had
|v v/vjc y\ \~iai   i more genuine— Btaten
s£/ 4     All hon member—Gull. made
be, however, that the name of Mayor
Davison when appearing In u favorable
light, like a red flag beiore un enraged
bull, gives him the blind sluggers, und
uiider8Uch-circum8ttinc.es he is not responsible for what lie siiys.
In the attempt to effect this deception
of course it became necessary to omit
tho flrpt clause In which it is distinctly
stilted that the notification was received
"from Mayor Davison," thus evading
the context in which the latter clause is
used and giving to the word "as" asep'
Cash Boot and Shoe Store,
No. 17 & 19 Commercial Street.
It Will Pay You to Call and See Them.
As the New Spring Season j\     *t  j    p   n
is now upon us .-  ""   -HUI   lclJl
to come and inspect our stock of
Ladies' 5 Children's Millinery
Our stock this season we assure you is
complete in every respect and bound
to please. It comprises all the latest
novelties, etc. A very fine and well
assorted stock ot* Ladies' Sailors and
Children's Galatea, Silk and Lace Hats.
Crescent Store, Nanaimo, B. C.
An hon member - Gall
Mr. lliislurn - Yes. I suppose that
is the most appropriate word—of
any man who ever hud it seat in
this House. The explanation is as
Ottawa, April 30, isrio.
,  Messis. D. Mcl.cniiu, Kcnnelh Mclnnes,
Diivid Mt-Kiuiii-ll, T. 0. Bunneruiau,
1       Committee I..0.1,., So. 15.il:
I Gentlemen,—In reply to yours of the
22nd Inst., nailing my views on the Manitoba school question, 1 may say I am
opposed to separate schools iu any country, but my own opinion is of no'consequence in this matter, as the conditions
I and circumstances surrounding the case
leave no room for the exercise of the ballot nccnriling to the personal conviction
of myself or uny other member who tries
I to get n clear understanding of the case.
II wilt try to place the question before
: you iu as brief a form as possible; even
then il. may tire you, but there is no
otlier method open to me,   I must begin
1 with the Hist steps toward confederation.
When the fathers of confederation ui-
j tempted to bring about a union of the
provinces, this very question of Separate
• schools was the greatest difficulty to lie
oven ie.   Strange tn 4«y, the right to
■ have separate schools wiui the con ten tion
of the Protestant puny.   So determined
| were they on this point thai the fathers
of confederation hud  to make special
i provisions, not only for the granting of
! this concession, but also for the perpet-
■ uatioii of it.
I   The party contending for this privilege
were so jealous of any possibility of aiiy
! future Infringement of
their rights in
insisted on their contentions beim
this and other points at issno, that they
contentions being embodied in the original contract of con
federation, and that, too, In a way that
the I'arlhiment of Canada could not by
future legislation, limit or destroy the
privileges so attained.
To satisfy the demands of the eon-
tending factions, it was necessary to enter into the scheme in a manner protect-
majority ol the people of Manitoba were! dorstood
allowed to invnii i.iiibwiili the minority
without any action being taken by the
Dominion government, is there any reason why the majority In Quebec would
not do lhe mine? Onii u law be mane
for the Prutestnnt minority in Quebec,
and another for the Uoiniin Catholic
minority in Manitoba? Ur, putting it
in another light, are we. to expect the
koiiiini Catholic majority in Quebec to
Honorably and honestly curry out the
eontriiut tiny have entered Into, while
the ProtuBtant majority in Manitoba
publicly proclaim their unwillingness tu
do the Hume?
1 sincerely hope, for the honor of the
Protestants of Canadu on this question,
a vole will not be necessary; bill if it is
i am in I ir hound locust my vote In
such a way as will grant to the Roman
Catholic minority in Manitoba thu smne
rights and privileges thai the Protestant
minority of Quebec now enjoy.
I am, yours respectfully,   A. IIasi.am.
Mr. Pateraon Thnt will do.
Mr. llaslam    1 dure say it will.I ul*-n-  Tlle context plainly shows the
no intention of -willing inis'W1"''- "■"-" to be ua'-* ■■■ the senseof
lent were it not for thechargesl "while, during, at the same time," as
made and repeated by hon. mem- °B*l--ed by Webster, and the public will
hers opposed to this bill, tluit every ' nut bo deceived by an application only
I member  who  supported   it did sot u8ei* to vent a personal spite and mis-
because he hud been   bought  body j ><-•«• •he public.
and soul hy the government. I do | 'llle insinuation also made that "it ie
think that ther,, is one statement1 safe to presume that the paragraph is
that ought to be put on (lie "Han-! tl-*1 semi-official, if not thc official, ex-
BiU'd," and that is this, that the op- i planation" of Mayor Davison's action, is
ponents of this bill, while on the t0° Imbecile to warrant serious refuta-
tloor of the House, were not drunk.]tion, for lt •" hardly necessary to state
That ought to be put in "Hansard" |thllt Mayor Davison bus never conferred
for the simple reason that when with -ns, directly or indirectly, on this
future generations come to read the "-or any other matter regarding elty affairs
debates on this quostion it will be before or since the article in question
very hard iii convince them these was written. This allegation, however,
hon, gentlemen were sober. belrayB involuntarily the cause of the
Mr. Laudet-kin— What was  the animus which instigated lt,
answer to the letter ? The  "sympathetic plea"  regarding
Mr. lla-dam—It was satisfactory "summary dismissal" appears to have
to me, We hear member after mem-' been correctly judged on our part, as iii
her opposing this bill, getting np ft statement subsequently published by
on the lloor of lhe House and con-1 'he Mayor in explanation of his action
demning the government for its in-1 he affirms our judgment, which is fur-
sincerity, for its luck of purpose, lor ! 'her corroborated by the sequel. Conse-
its determination to fool the Roman! quently the "meresttyro" will probably
Catholic people all over the Domin- be leary about accepting the dictum of
ion, and then, before they get off our great legal luminary on this score.
their feet, they turn round and ac- As to the statement "in anticipation
cuse the government of using Its | of the request being complied with," we
power tO purchase the VOteS Of mem-1 claim that the Mayor hud a right to ex-
lu-rs to induce them to vote tnfftVor' peet the Commissioners to comply with
of the measure. 1 would like to ] the wishes of the Council. Besides, it
know whether any person who reads'ib not clear that, in view of Magistrate
these debutes, can come to any | Simpson's refusal to act with the Mayor,
other conclusion than that the hon. it was necessary to await the appoint-
members who make such contra- ment of a third member, as the newly
dictory statements were really noli enacted Municipal Clauses Act which
provides for such appointment says:
before half time and also iu preventing
their opponents from scoring.   In the
Inst half, with the advantages reversed,
Nanaimo worked hard to overcome their
plalnable bv the personal prejudice thut I opponents' lend, but owing to the good
inspires it" and seeking by the peculiar defense of the home team, no scoring
„ii'   , ,..     ,        ,   ,.,",    . ,    . I was done until Wellington succeeded m
editorial jugglery oi which he ie an adept adding another goal to their number,
to deceive his LMH subscribers,    lt may I leaving the score live to nothing in favor
oi the home team,
l-oi-rosse.     •
The Beavers (Intermediate) of Vancouver have reorganized for the season,
and the secretary instructed to forward
an apology to the Nanaimo club for their
treatment of the latter last year.
The Nanaimo Intermediates effected
an orgaiiination Monday evening by the
election of the following officers: Hon.
president, S. M, Robins; president, B.
D. Pressly; firBt vice president, A. HaB-
lam, Becond vice, W. McGregor; secretary-treasurer, W. F. Norris; club cup
J. Fitzgerald; field
tain, J. Fitzgerald; field captain, E. B.
anite and Independent meaning apart IDrummond. Executive—W . Newcomb,
altogether from the sense in which it is £' fl**} ^ j-^T'"   DelegBte
The Rifle Shoot.
UAt Saturday's shoot of the Rifle club
the following scores were made: Pitten-
drigh 84, Wall 81, Barker 80, Wm. McGregor 7(1, Miller 71, Watson 70, Bittan-
court 07. The ahoot for the Association
cup will begin the first Saturday in May.
The" Wheel.
Thc Black Diamond Bicycling Club
will meet in Odd FellowB' hull this evening at 7 o'clock for the annual election
of officers.
In the quoit matches at the Quarter-
way on Saturday, the 12-yard contest, 41
points, T. Blakely defeated J.Gibson by
7 points; and at 18 yards, (J8 points, A.
Melboumo defeated J .Wilson by 2 points.
in their ri-ht mind. It is rather
hard to understand how an hon.
member can accuse the government
of insincerity and double dealing
and lack of purpose and then turn
ed by ull the safeguards udniissiihie and  round and accuse them of trying to
Americans carried off big honors at the
Olympian games at Athens, Greece.
Scotland defeated Kngland 2 goals to 1
in the International association foothall
The Bolinghrnke club of l/mdon offers
a purse of £850 for a tight between Slavin
and O'Donnell.
Barney Burniito's chestnut horse Worcester won the City and Suburban Handicap in Kngland; stakes 2000 sovs.
The Pacific Athletic Association will
probably send u /our-oared barge crew
to the Seattle and Vancouver regattas.
In the Yule-track association games
Thrall, a senior,  broke the iocal
F. C.
record for the mile walk, doing the dis-
timet- in (i.SS'j.
George Bubear had no trouble In his
race with Wallace on theTyne. Though
he gave the Black Brunswicker seven
seconds etart, Bubear was in front at the
half distance.
Thc English professional four—Barry,
Haines, Bubear and Wingate—have slg-
"The Pttensionnf this net »n ovlatlm,  filled their intention of competing at
The Marylebune club testimonial to
W. Grace amounted to £8888, while he
Ivisable by law nnd experience. Aeon
tract wus drawn up; the Contracting
parties were the Dominion of Canada
lirsl, the majority In each province second, and the minority in each province
third.  The agreement of contract was
the British North America Act. This
Act was formulated by lhe then parties
to the contract, so us to protect their
several interests.
To prevent any future attempt to make
a change iu this Act or agreement,  it
i wns iiiade law by thu Parliament of
I Great Britain, thus preventing uny legislative body in the Dominion ot Canada
I from having power to make the slightest
the passage
they are charged with
really desirous to puss.
• ■••»■
The latest development of genuine photography ln colors wns explained at the Royal Institute last
Saturday evening hy M. Lipman, a
distinguished French
who has
ous Acts, shall  not bo understood
affecting any matter or thing done, or I
required to he done, resolutions, decisions,
orders or other proceedings of the Council
voles in order to'secure I °* any municipality incorporated before
;e of the measure which the passing of this Act."
not being
received £1430 from tbe Gloucestershire
club and £5,000 collected through the
London Telegraph,a total of nearly £9000.
Robert W. Kdgren of the University of
California recently threw the Id-pound
hammer 148 feet 5 inches from a seven-
foot circle. This is three feet further
than the best previous1! world's record,
Thecushioii cumin billiard tournament
wns concluded nt Boston on thc night of
,„.„■; ii,„,   , ,i , the 17th, the final game being between
providing of the necessary | Iveg andf 8ohtiefer. Ives won bv a score
Another instance of pur contemporary's evasion and deception was wit,
nesaud In Wednesday's issue, which bus
the following regarding the Police and
School hoards:
-'The doty of the Council is solely confined to tin
funds  to curry on  the  police nnd  the
1 800 to 284, und is therefore the cush-
.. i  I'l    •'!"'   to  -.(ii,   tiii'i   in    bin IUIUIQ   1,111'    (Ui-Ml-
S?*h I 'nn nlrom champion of the world.  It
investigator,; ^^   Tha ,„ My, thlll , tl)0
io lias  now succeeded in  repro- lBlmll ha anuolnted and hnlri „tl'-,,„ ui t',« I
ducing perfectly all colors of nalure PS» ftt&gffi. g$ j^f* ^tfUM*
on a sensitive plate. |    The "glaring peculiarity" ol this state-1 Avernges-lves 4 88-00, Schuefor 4 22-68, THE BOYS AND GIRLS.
THIS    COLUMN     IS     F'REPARE     E
A    Simple   Toy    Tluit   Anorilt     Lots   <,f
IlnriiilcK*, AintiM'iiH'iii.
Thc simple toy illustrated liei-e can
sond a card whirling liki a boomerang
to a height of fifty to a hundred feet.
Its construction is shrple, bul very ingenious, Tin.- general make-up is
shown in Fig. 1. A slotted bundle receives a pivoted slip of wood. Around
the handle and notched inner end of
the slij n strong rnbbei baud is sprung.
If tho sli| is drawn out of position, as
shown iii i'',|-'. I, and released, the rubber band jerks it violently back. On
the ' nd of  tho   slij, is n sin 11.  sharp
TIIE CAl'l   ski iimi n
pin nml,. slight cono, shov ,.  ii   Pig. -•
li,   .,-,    I In   card   i-   st uck 1 11   In i in
point, the i :■. oteil i io, »  is draw    I ack,
.1- show .,    ii   Fig,    I   ;. ni! ri i .,*, il.     ll
B] i ings    forwn id    cm rying   11 >    card
with it.    As soon as   il is  u lim with
' hi i ;. udli   oi , .-• passes such posii ion,
it-- motion is ui rested by the band. The
im,! th, :.  -■■'. ugi   ;.iomul on  thi   .  n
point, its edge mounts   nn  thi      ■ > ■
the i one ..- il di i * si  and il   s lified  ofl
the j > inl  and   Hie-,   whirling   thn   -
I lie  ;.!.    ',    ;,;.   nstonishing   'ii-' mice.
Por 1 ai :,     inbrclhi     inc    miy   be
used.  Exi i lleul   -',, ■ -- .;..-v* * :     isi ng
little   i morn ng-    . in tead   ul        are
cards.- - S, ., n- ilh  Amei ii an.
Life Partners.
A poptiln: :<■■ lurei reccntl* i . '■ d
an incidi i,i in liisi-xpi I ii in ' " Iii' li the
girl i, adi .-,:■;., , mpa uii n may lind
amusing and possibly suggcstivi
lie was invil' d I *   n   w' i       I ib
*i address tin m up( n I In ' sini ss
can crs now open li theii si s. \\ In n
i! , , ceiling ai. ivi il he h mid In lin gi
Im!: ,., w ■ n h In was expi t, . t, -peak
rill, d witl i ighl inleliigi nl women,
most ol ■ . om "i re • oi ug. He <li-
livi:, ,1 his I, ■ i uro t, attoiitivi list, tiers, and us Ik sat ,i, w n i uc ot the
managers, .-, prer , ai in st-looking
girl. w ;.i*i i i, ,1
"i'.,, ■ liinp in, :i Tell n i i » theso
now careers affect .. wouian's chances
of man iapi
He i.i ighi ,1 i ft *i , was graw\ 11,
fumbleil bis pupci-s to ■.':'.<■ Iiimself
time foi .-, little thought "After all,"
he said 11 l.'m-iii ibis cjucstion is no
joke"   Glancing  ovei   the  hall,  it i„ -
lim  thu
Extrnot-«ltnn**.v Variety of Fish, Flesh
ami V,'(f,'l;il,l„s .Served in Thirl.v-
Hcvon ,~,,,tt'-,'s.
li,".',' i- n fll'Sl-class Chinese dinner in
thirty-seven courses, us doscribud by a
writer in ;•. London newspapor:
Course I Pyramid of ham und carrots in obl(.:;: slabs.
-'. ;'.. ■! ami .',. The samo of.mntton,
boile I pig hide, grilled lish rolled in
sugar and boiled fowl dipped in soy
6, Shark lin shreds in pickle, served a
la hay-cock.
7. 1 Iggs stowed away in lime t ill they
had become black.
H, Peeled "water chestnuts," the root
of ii son of lotos.
0. dikes ot cranberry jelly, very stiff,
nnd piled in pyramids.
10. Sliced boiled carrots and turnips
similarly urrunged.
11. Pinnacled    pyramids   of    green .
oli-vs kepi in place by bamboo pins.
12. Ditto  of  greengages   soaked  in I
!;',. Ditto of tamarinds: and M. ditto \
ot pi, ■ cs ot dried red melon.
IS. Small pi, ce of | as: ry n Hod in
brown sugar.
HI. Sections ot oranges, toasted nv on
i'i| s and monkey nut-*.
17. Small   boiled    durni lings    n iii.  i
sugar inside, pink lops.
is   Patties similarly lilh d, f, i al! tho '
w ■■' Id like milieu pics.
li'. Bushels of pastry filled vt .
bn wn - if th,  ^ndy sort.
-■'.  Pm ki is   of   pastry   Idled    with |
mint ■ -nn ut. ;. hied ns lor post.
Now foi : lie ii nl "| ieees of resist-
am , "—eigh; big i*.".\ Is coutiiining:
.'.'   Son slug rissoles,  tl  o; mom
i ! v, Inch was • | liled h\ inforiniii i m as
to what tin j wi re, though certainly no
wi ::-,■ I ho n oysters.
22. Mutton stewed to shreds cut two
in i.i •   i ng.
-.■■ Pish tripe in white soup, no; at
nil bud.
•JI, Stewed duck: -'". stewedshrimj •:
i.i ,1 _,.. stowed ;,,'"- spoils.
.7. Sliced uhicki u st, w and 'IS. red
si irg, on -:, w.
Then on me oighl small, i 1 owls:
lift. ''!,,.. -, i . sty li d i .. th, ' 'him so
menu, "Mi ; om slier."
*■ Raw |iig's kiilui j • ■ ,- into the
vi.:; pn of ali opei  llowor.
ill. Stewed diriinp's i ggs : and 82.
bull   I f -,.i, ed lin
... 1 luck*.' toi gui - sti wed w ii 1. ham,
n .i v .!,■., ns ,,f: hein,
HI. Sliced pigeon stew. *.l.e bird being ■  ,i  ii like I, joint.
Thirty-fivi nnd thirty-six 1 failedto
ana!' .-> the igh I us , rtaiiu d ihni the
ni,, was , nlled Iu i Ihini s, "The Three
Silki i. Strings," i„ inc i cmi| ...-, d ol
pitr's tripi. luiiu i.:„l eld, k, u ami the
ol.*, i Tn, . - Shield Hook*>." the
, i ii.|."- tion "I which 1   ■  ild not learn,
; 7. Last, but not li ast. with the exception of huge hovels oi rice brought
in lo till up thc , orni rs, the dish that
in tin■--, lauds Hikes thc place of hrend
- ;. sort if swi-ci pilau called "The
Eight I'm , ions Things."
Mother she's always a-sayln'. she is.
"Boys must be looked  after—got io he
When 1 (carmy breeches like   Iiillv tears
It  helps  'em  consid'rable   when   I   inn
But it ain't climbin- over tbe fence or the
It's jest t hat same lickin' 'ut tears 'em the
There's Jimmy Johnson—got  lost on the
i ijulily wins drlvln' to market one day,
Fell out   of  the    waggon,    an'   nobody
Till thev come to a halt,  an' his daddy
said:,   "Hey:
Wander where Jimmy is gone to':''   But
VVoru'l no iwu bosses could keen up with
Ji-si kepi a-guiif. an' gottoa place
Where will-, a circus; luuk up with the
, lowu—
• uton ri'il breeches an' pamted hi* face,
An1 then went right back to his daddy's
own -.own:
An'what do you reckon!   llisfolks  ..a.''
: ut paid to see Jimmy that   .'-.'.. at .he
An' there's  Billy Jenkins:   lie jest run
Folks  al,   his  house wtizu't  treatin' him
Went to the place where  the red   Injuns
An'once—when his  iluddi wuz trnvelin'
ai nit'llt
An   thc  Injuns gut  after him—hollerin'
Bill run   to   . ,s rest.   -  nu  scalped  the
whole crowd!
Aiu't nouso talkin'—bovs none  have no
Wuzn't fer peoplen-keepiu'   cmdunn
Jcstaiu't no tcllin' how   fast   they would
Bel you they'd fool everybody in  town:
Bill folks keep a-lielviir an' lickin"cm so.
I'liey'rc too   busy   hullerhi'  to gitupau'
- Frank L. tstauton.
Mil! AM I.Ol -  UAI.ANl'INO.
AimisliiK   Experiment   Which     ....^.d
scon Altiiuftl  Imi,,,-Kii,:,*.
■ .!■ 1,aider a thing sei ms,   the "...; 11
■■ .-:tug it !.-      Here   is  a   little  ' X-
periinent, very simple, too,which seems
...:,   -:   impossible   on   I i.i' (ace of it-
it   sei as :,, defy tin    law of gruvita-
Vou takoa tumbler, snys the Popular
Peienc, News, :,i:,"t partly with water,
-:■ :i- ■" stand firmly. Then take a
strip of wood, about the length of uu
ordinary lead |, neil. lull an inch wide
iiti'it.ii eighth of an inch thick a:.,!
:,,; *: ing :o a point iit oue end.    A bo .
Something Alxmttlic Lives, Deatlts.-inil
Hot lis ol' Fellow-Mortals oa Tills
Seventy-two racesinhabit ihe world
nnd use 8,00-1 different tongues. There
are about one thousand religions.
Thc number of men and women is
very nearly* equal, tho average longevity C'f both -.exes being only thirty-
eight Vitus. About on,-thin! of the
population dies before the age of '■even-
According to the most careful computation, only one person in 100.000 of
both sexes attains the age of 100years,
and -i.\ to seven in 100 the age of ^ixty.
The total population of the earth is
estimated tit about 1,200.000,000 souls,
nf win,]:. 86.214,000 die annually, an
average ot 118,818 a day, 4,020 an hour
and i>7 a minute.
The annual number of births is estimated nt :;*'..7r'j.i' io, .-in average of 100,-
SOO n day. i.j I. an hour and 70 a minute.
A Danccc With a Rnlilier Foot.
"It is surprising how nicely n man
, an walk wi: h .-, nil her foot." remarked
ti traveling urni, .it ■;,, Laclede, onnd
win ii ii groii] of listeners were tting.
"1 attended n ball last wc-.k in n town
in Illinois and was introduced to a
gentleman from Ohio, who bad for a
partner the prettiest lady in :1c ballroom. During the evening I had occasion to notice this couple, win, were
conceded to be the most graceful dancers in tin i.i.ii. hi all round dances
they wore partners, and themost intricate figures were executed with a
charming ease and grace excelled by
none, except they bo teachers of the
poetry i ! mot i> n.
"Mcxt day, after I had waited upon
my customers and gone to (he hotel, in
came my* friend of the night in-fore.
walking on a. pair of .mtlns undone
leg off at •.!,,■ mi,,' joint. 1 was surprised, and remarked, 'Yen certainly
are not the gentleman Imet lust night
at the ball? 'Most assuredly I am,
bin after dancing all the evening my
leg becomes wearied, and to give it a
rest I leave my rubber foot nl homo the
next day. i can feel the sensation now
ns it my toes were cramped by a pair
of tight shoos. Otherwise I feel noin-
,-i.i.vi nil t, , iu thc loss of my lower
limb.'"- St. Louis Republic,
died-- of v, ting v i n., i. might oi might
not i i litti >: toi ;i i -i,,:, oi j 11 fession,
Hod had i .ani.<d , a, h ine of them to
be a wife, with children committed to
her cure. The niicstion whether they
wor,"-! "ii g themselves out from that
natural work ,,; :.', was surely of as
much im porl t< ihom und tosociety us
their probabli success :,- clerks, or in
any of the i.ami tons occujiations and
professions into whi, h women are now
The choici in marriage --ill rested
with men. Would they bo ns likely io
ebons,> whiil is called the emancipated
woman nshei domestic sister?
It was a really serious ('iiestioii, yet
Le smiled as lie up ated ii aloud.
"I havi boon asked to answer this
query." ho said. "It is too large und
grave a icstion fi . mi lodoeide. But
1 will tell you a story which may
throw some light upon one feature
of it,
"In the 'own win .( 1 live there is an
old negro i.n m( ,1 'licit who is kimwn
us Profr-ssor. He whitewaslies walls
and fences, ■ ,:- grass at,,I saws wood.
A year ago Jacol took a young fellow
named Tom an partner, Tom wus
quick, handy and (bilging, and the
business ol :!,< now firm Increased.
The professor's hovel nnd carl hole the
sign .lie ol A Co, ii. large tiarcoal lettering.
"In i. ■ > ...|...;.' vi \ i: a '. time, however. Tom disappcd id. and the'Co.'
was hli.tti d trom tl i sign,
" ' Wl.i :, -    . imi-'    1   asked   the  old
" 'I   lit.i w    i,   It,,.     I, ,.t    Ton;.'     he
answered.    In, want no sicli parduer
«^ dii!.'
"'What -vt,- wrong, Jacob? II,'
i,, tt.ed Indus! riot - iiiid   ., vi i.'
"'Clever enough! Kin saw an'mow
an' handle di 1 t ash 's well a- I kin.
Bnihe tni.k to wearin' my clo'es, 'n'
Kinnkin' my j ipo, :.' callin' himself de
nc-in' pardnei in de firm. Don' know
he's place. Ih jes't'ought he warme
—ine! Den. sah, i broke do partnership.1
".Men," said the lecturer "are nol
wholly unlike Jacob. A- 1 see thein, I
think they tin willing women should—
metaphorically speaking saw, or
mow, or handle any nf their tools, so
long as thoy remain women, gentle,
modest nnd jure. Put when they
usurp the place of men in their habits
and manners and assumptions, they
will iiml it hard to form partnerships
for life with -hem."—Youth's Corapan-
Better Than the Fee ii-ici..
Something h,r better than the egg
trick wns shown ut ti card party in
Twenty-eighth'street a night or two
ng, Thc exhibitor declared himself
in be a reformed gambler. He had
nu,ih mm li money out of the trick nml
dii! not mind I, tting a few friends know
th, secret, lie arranged two whist
hands from thc deck, iu onoo( which
then- w,ie six trumps ami iu tho oth( :
DOIIC.      The raids being spread nut   on
the tal,:,. face up, In he' $100 that he
could taki either hi.ml and heal any
man in the rnom hoi, inn ' he ot h, t. A
young whist pluyei tried htm with the
trump hand antl in--. Then an old
fellow took tin- otlier hand, which ho
said wns the stronger, nml also In--.
Others followed -o it ,,\„\ tost. I; mint,'
no difference who had the lead, Pin-
ally the old fellow 'ii,,! again and
won. He had analyzed the piny. It
is not safe to bet on the u-ick with a
first-class player more than once.
With two players evenly matched the
trump hand will always be beaten.—
New Voi k Tribune,
the Dear ni,l l.tnli's Mistake,
O'.d Mr. nml Mis, Sliumnn front
Bryan went to town, and in going to
the hotel fnr dinner, sow a i rowd
around the justice court. The old
couple, with pardonable i ui**i:y. inquired tho cause of the gathering, Th, y
win informed that n man was on trial
f,r beating his wife. Edging their
way ii.rough the bystanders ',■ gel a
lo( k a: the prlsoin r, tho old lady
whispered lo her husband :
"Wi,..; ii mul,!,'!" s-louking, r, attire
the   | i :^i net'   is .'    I ,1   I e   a!:.',.,, ',. ■., ■
neiit hiin."
"H itali!"   warned    In r     1 n-band,
"That isn't the prisoner; he hasn't been
brought in v,t."
"I' Isn't ?    Who i- it tin n'r"
"It's the judge!"   Atlanta Constit i-
Ills Regret,
"The ginernl wns a great  talker before ho was elected," said -me cbnstitit-
cut iii u tone of melancholy n ininis-
"lie wa* thnt." li plied the other,
"Hut le don't  seem fr havo done
much In tlm lines that he orated about."
"Mighty Utile. lie -i.is bis immls
were tied."
"1 s'pOSC In tells the truth. Kilt it
does sei iu too I,nil thnt so ninny more
of'om gits their hands tied than ever
giis tongue-tied.
An AllciinK Subject.
Talker—When 1  lectured there wus
lint a dry eye in the niidien, e.
Walker—Indeed; and what was your
Talker-I  had   been    addressing   a
Bohool of cookery,  nnd giving a practical  illustration   sf  how tu peel an
one-third of tho way from this end
v, .wedge two ordinary table-knives
into the strip. l?ow balance 'be
"tongue" of tin- strip carefully upon
tho edge of (he tumbler, moving it
slightly backward or forward to make
the equilibrium perfect. When you
have found the router of gravity—
which may occasiou you a little trouble
at lir-t —y ,,n will be rewarded by seeing
the frail contrivance delicately poised
In au exquisite balance, which ut litst
sight seems almost miraculous.
A -llouke-r's -.  .'OiiiplUumcnt.
No creature but man has ever made
usooflire. An African traveller, indeed. In,'- told i, Btcry ntaj is making a
thieving raid on a camp (' natives, and
currying tor, he- to light their way. hut
this story lucks proof, and is not accepted ns true by zoologists.
There is. however, in ihe Philadelphia Zoological Garden n monkey who
luis learned to scratch matches perfectly
well. This accomplishment be is willing to exhibit on any occasion. He has
leu iicd lo hold the match by iis middle
part, sn thai his fingers ate not burned
by being mo near (In- flame, und so
that the match will nol break by being
held too near 'lie othei - nd.
Thi-fi., t involves another, that he
Is a wim which oud bn- the sulphur,
and does not attempt to scratch the iin-
- lj,hnrcd end. He has furthermore
leai ned that a rough surf ace is bettor
to scratch the match on than a smooth
one. nnd hi- elite ip looking fnr a lough
I - vi ry diverting.
Hut with all -his intelligence, the
monkey has no notion ol kindling another tire with the nne thnt he bus
caused bj the  friction  nf tho match,
He simply   let-   the   match   burn out,
ami if he lights anothoi. does i;   fnr the
I leasure of seeing it bin n,
This monkey's koopors, and the men
«,f s, iciu'c wh,, are experimenting with
hi* intelligence, hope to communicate
to him eventually an idea ol lire-making and using; I m from the moment
they succeed In doing so if they ever
dn succeed it will he necessary to keep
matches out ol his reach,
The si,,,■»•!"..ful Tcueller.
Tl.,:, .-;'., really • nly : wn  things the
SUCCCSsflll    ',..   Ill r    needs    to     have—
know!) 'i-i , : his snbject-malter and
knowledge ol i.i- | upilf*. The first ol
tin-i can be gained only by study, the
second oi ly by , *•.. ricoce. The man
who has never been ureal child himself cannot effectively teach children;
and ie wh,, dies not know by experience tho warm-hearted, exuberant
gaiety "i sc.lioi . and college hoys cannot successfully teach them, further-
nn,:,. the teacher who spends moi'(
time on tho method of teaching literature than on literature itself Is sure to
come to grief. Greatest nf nil forces is
the personality uf the instructor; nothing In teaching is so effective as this;
nothing is so instantly recognized and
responded to by pupils; and nothing is
more neglected bythose who insist that
teaching is a scionci rather than un
art. After hearing n convention nf
very serious pedagogues discuss educational methods, in which they use all
sons nf technical phraseology, ono feels
like applying Gladstone's cablegram,
"Only common sense required."—The
Ills  Hani   Look.
"Taik ahont llicre being no su,-h
thing as luck,'* said Hilkins, deprecat-
ingly: "why. everything's luck—life.
riches, health aud even the choice of
parents depends on the merest chance.
And I have been tie uulnckicst dog in
"Unlucky?" said "WUltn-. sympathetically. "Why. 1 do.'1--'.now. Now.
you've health, a wife
"There's au example, my wife. Y,,u
remember the day wo walked down
town together? Vou picked up old
Rockleigh's pooketbook, Vour acquaintance in this way with him was
wholly an accident. Now you ute his
partner it o ..ion,,' coining business, 1
picked up a girl's handkerchief. Now
1 an. I.i . I. l-diond, I t, il you, old
man, I'm a Jonah.'' — Washington
Tinu -.
Ileal Rxeltemonl
linvleil Hal,I,It".
Johnny (looking up from his arithmetic «iih a sigh)—Oh, papa, I wish 1
was a i ul,bit !
l'nther—Indeed | And why would
you like lo be a rabbit, my son?
Johnny- Because 1 was reading a
bo, k to-day which -aid that they multiplied with astonishing rapidity.—
"Yes," said the meek-looking man,
"I've no doubt you've   had some grout
hunting  experiences   in   yo.ir   travels
"1 have. Indeed."
"And binr-liuuting—"'
"(it course,"
• Well, you jtlll come round, nnd let
my wife take you hou-e-hiinting nnd
bargain-hunting with her. Then you'll
begin   to  know what real ex< Hi n.ent
Mods to -sn it.
Patron—This sot of teeth you made
fnr me is too big.
Dentist  -Yes.   sir.   Sit  down in  the
chair and 1 win enlarge your month a
i little.
\V hv They Qnarrelloil.
A servant wh" can ■-•'t a better
I■;.,', - im' ... • t" be blamed if -lie
refuses t,, live in a quarrelsome family.
li.... , :.i , | ■ :.   ii, in:-.,it   of a cook —
Why din you leov,  \, ir it.-' place?
Cook 1 couldn't stand the dreadful
way lho master and missus used to
,. ..,: .el. mum,
linns, l.ei i , .     Wl at   'i'.'l they US0 to
::■ 1,1 alio   ti
Cook The way tiie dinner wus
...'.' d. mum. - Bxi liange.
I he* Differ in Ih (nil..
The bushranger of A.. -• rails and cur
own western road ngonl have objects
and methods nf btlslnckS in the main
identical, but they differ iu minor dc-
iiiil-ini'l in their dlstinctivoslang, The
uuforlunnte traveler who meets a
western road agent Is "hold up." His
experience with nn Australian bushranger would le practically similar,
except tluit he   WOtlld   be   "hailed np."
while if ho mot ono of the craft in New
Xenhind he would be "stuck up.''—New
York San.
Keeping r> Midi the Timot,
"Oh. mammal" said a little girl, "I
linged in Sunday school to-day."
"hid yi u''" suid her mamma, "Could
you keep np with the others?"
1   diss   1   could I    1 kept uhead of
them all lie way through!"
That   is about  the way many of us
keep  time   lis   we  go through  life—a
little ahead of our fellows or lagging
• behind. - Boston Commonwealth.
Tlcnr boys, 1 want to give you
A motto safe und ttnod;
'Twill make your life successful
If you heed it us you should.
Obey it in the letter—
Don't say a thin** is good enough"
Till it can he no better.
Anil whether nt yullr lessons.
Or nt daily work.
Don't he a half way dabbler—
Don't slip nnil Bllde and shirk
Anil think It doesn't matter;
Tliul. such talk is "1 rash" and "stuff"—
For until your task is porfect
It is never good euougb,
If your work is in the schoolroom,
Make your lesson tell:
No matter what you mean to lie,
Build jour foundation well.
Every kuoiiy point and pruhlem
That you bravely master now
"Will increase your skill to lahor
Willi the pen or with the plow.
M vou sweepa store or stable,
lie sure you go behind
Every box and naie and counter;
ll. will pay. you'll always lin,I,
To he careful, paiiem. thorough.
Though Hie work be hard and rough,
Antl whon you've dour, your very bust
'Twill then he "good enough."
Sr. you'd better lake my motto
It you ever mean to work
To ;iti\* stai ion higher
Than u stable boy or clerk.
Il will make you independent:
It will make you no man's debtor.
Then never say "It's good enough"
'Till it can be no belter.
—Golden Days.
To Pierce a Sliver Quarter*
Hero is a simple little experiment,
We know that sieil is much harder
than nickel nr silver, hut a steel needle
is sn very slender it seems impossible
to force it through a com. In th, accompanying illustration, found in the
Philailei] bin Tiin, s, ii is seen how
easily the feat may he accomplished.
7!,c lirst ::.i:.j.* is to ins, :■; n noodle ;n a
cork so thai tiie point hi.rely comes
through. 11 'he huge end nl tiie tie,'die
projects at the upper end nf the cork,
.-.ni]  it nil with u pair of heavy  shears,
sn flmt ii may he flush with the surface
of tho cork. Place a quarter upon two
blocks ol wood, nnd pill the rork on it
with thc sharp end of the needle down,
of course. <-i--< the cork a quick,
shur) blow with a hammer, und the
needle, being unable to tend, owing in
the support given it by the cork, will
easily go through tho quarter,
nlscovereil Throngh a child.
When Sir  Humphrey  Davy wns a
boy about sixteen, a little girl cunie lo
him in great excitement:
"Humphrey, do till ine why these
two pieces nf cane make a tiny spark
of light when 1 rub them together."
Humphrey wus a studious boy-, who
spenl hi,ms in thinking out scientific
problems. .He putted the child's curly
head and said:
"I dn nut know, dear. Let us see if
they really do make a light, und then
we will try to Iiml out why."
Humphrey soon found that the little
girl was right; the pieces of enne, if
rubbed togethorqulckly, did giveutiny
light. Then lie set 10 work to linil out
the reason, .in,I after some time, thanks
to the observing powers nt bis little
frii nd. nml bis own kindness io her in
nnt impatiently tolling her not to
"worry," ns so many might have done,
Humphrey Davy made ihe lirst of his
interesting discoveries. Every reed,
Oane, nud grass bus nn outer skin of
flinty stuff, whioh protects the inside
from insects, and nls'e helps the frail-
looking leu ves in stand upright.
Talking about children helping in
discoveries, reminds us nf another
pretty tale.
in lsc" some children were playing
near the Orange River, in Africa.
They picked up u stone which they
thought was only u very pretty pebble,
for prettier than any they had found
A neighbor, seeing ibis stone, offered
to buy it for a   mete   trifle.     He. in his
turn, sold it to someone else; and so
the pebble -hanged hands, till ut lust
it reached the governor of tho colony,
who paid tun thousand dollars fnr it.
This stone which ihe children had
found wns the first of the African diamonds.     	
Overue ut.
By way of proving thnt Massachusetts women some! il lies curry bun se] tub I
neatness  ton   fnr,  the  Hnsion (julnxy
once told a story of a country-woman
in lhe town of   11..   whose hotlSC took
tire iu ibe runt. All the neighbors, as
a matter of   course, came rushing up
to put out lhe   tire: hut   ns   lhe streets
were v,r\ muddy and ihe neighbors
hud nnt picked their way'carefully, in
their haste tn BttVO the house, their
bunts were covered wilh mud.
The housewife met them nl the front
door. To get. at the lire they must
go up-stutrs.
"Nn." she suid, "them stairs bus just
been washed—I cleaned cut this morning with my own hands, and 1 uint
ening to have you traipsin up und
down with your dirty feet,
"Hut the tire's got to be put out,''
they gasped.
"Vou habit got to go ou my stnirs!"
she answered,   She stood steadfastly
where -he wus, und would not let a
iiiun in. Meantime tho flro mude
swift headway, und soon consumed
the entire house.
"I don't cure," lhe neat housewife is
suid to have remarked, as she watched
the conflagration from the other side of
tbo road, "i don't believe there's a
house in Massachusetts oould burn
down uny cleunei'ii that, for I
scrubbed it myself with my own hands
—and that's some consolation!"
An Unexplained  Olrotunstauee Aho*|
lb,. Proportion of (he Sexes.
The publication of articles on   1.1|
subject of European immigration ini
the Republic of Venezuela bus calif
ul ten tion again to one of the curiOsiq
of emigration which bus never bd
clearly explained nnd remains therl
[ore something  nf   nn  enigma.    lt§~
well known that the foreign imiuigruil
into this country from the   nnttheij
nations of Europe—Great Britain, Gel
many, Russia nnd Scandinavia—havel
like tiie early colonists from the sam*f
countries, been  pretty evenly di video]
between the two sexes.   The cmigrii
linn  from  ihe  southern  countries
Europe, on the contrary, Spain, Itaf
Greece and Portugal, bus been chiefrjl
male, '.ind to this tact  pQi'haps moral
lhan many other is due the ititerniarf
ringe nf emigrants and natives in Soutt
and Central America nml the general
absenco of such marriages in   NortAI
America,  particularly   in  the  linitel
Stniis and Canada,   The emigration
from  Ireland,  fnr instance, fnr lining
years has been moro largely mude up
nf female than of male emigrants, whili
from Italy, on the other hand, the pro*!
portion   for  a   period   of   more   duinl
twenty years is male, ?'>": feinnlo, -a.    I
Tl,, total number of emigrants to tl.sl
United States from is|:,, the first yeaiS
of largo emigration', to l-si,.', a period!
cove-ring half n century) wus Inoxressl
of 1G.0UJ,    und   mure   thnn at)  po
cent, wns female;    when as   the lurg
Spanish  cud   itulinn   emigration  to|
South   America  has  been  almost  ex-
clusivcly male.    As this matter is nos"
one of curly occurrence, hut continues!
ut I'll sent 'the census Hgures resinning
their own dimension-.since the improvement   of the   limes,   it might   he sujl^,
posed tiint  ih,- number of women inl
those ICtiropean countries from which
there is nnd has been prncticnlly no f-
ii..iie    emigration,    would   bt'    mttc
larger than  iu those countries whicf
have  suffered    a    steady   diminution!
through  the emigration of persons of J
both sexes,    lint the contrary of this I
shown by the ligtues of the Almnnachl
In   hay. from which thore is very,
little female emigration, thc number .f]
femnle inhabitants is actually less than
the male inhabitants—in the ratio of Pfl
in in '.     I.ii I i recce lhe ratio is 90 10 100,
lu   Iii umnnin   it   ;s OB io 100.    l'n the
nther  hand,   in   Great   Britain, from
which the emigration of womenl bus.
been continuous,  they outnumber thai
men in the proportion oflfM to 100.    In|
nil thi' other countries ol Europe fro:.
which there is aud bus been a large f?-|
male enrigrntion n majority ol ihe
habitants aro women,   In Russia the,
I roporl ion is l '.' women lo too men, In
(inn,nn\   LOi  women tn 100 men,
Sweden   No women  to   100  nun,  in
Switzerland 101 women to 100 men mil1
in Denmark and Austria 108 women to
lOOmen.   In France and Belgium the
equality   ot   proportion   between   thai
sexes is very evenly preserved.   Thus,
in  France,  (here nre l.ikil  women   -o
1,000 men, and in   Belgium the difference is smaller, there being 1,001 women to Lino men.
A still more peculiar manifestation
ofthe same paradox, if it may be -o
considered, is found in the nlluiul reports recently published iu England ol
the emigration from Unit country dur- I
ing ilu lust quarter nf a century. In
ltjQO-ISl-2 per cent, of the population
ot Croat Britain wns mule nml 7,1 1-2
per cent, wus feiimle. Between 1880
nnd ts.7,1 ihe female emigration wns the
linger, yet by the census of 1S7I the
feinnlr population Increased the more
rapidly. From 1H7-' lo 1880 the uia'.e
emigration was the linger, hut ihe femnle population increased the inoie
rapidly.   N, V. Sun.
(iohl as a Money Metal.
Will it be possible for our monetary
systems to .survive the ml,lit inn nf such
an overwhelming flood.? Our present
system wns framed tonieet exaatly the
opposite conditions which now present
themselves. Its authors hud iu views,
scarcity, not  a glui  of gold.    Codld
they have foreseen the future thev
WOllld have been frightened. The goid
basis currency Bchome new in vogue
among ihe chief commercial nations
Was ,I, vised und established in Fng-
land lu 1818. Tho whole world's pro-
ductiou nf gold for i hut decade, und for
thirty years thereafter, avoraged lint
ten millions a year, For the year li#i
it was hut seven millions. To-day the
world's oiltput is I weiity-live tilRcs
thi-. and before the century is closed it
will probably be forty limes thnt when
the ourrollt system wns adopted, ln
the -. me period the world's population
bus iu reused bin two and u hull time*,
ami though tbo expansion of commerce
and trade has been much greater than
thin, it has limped lamely beside tho
rising yellow st renin. To set nut the
matter iu another wnyi when, niter tha
long Napoleonic, wni's. England adopted in r tc     nt currency  system, uhoiit
12ii millions of gold, it Is estimated,
won required lo enable her vo resume
specie payments, Save Portugal, England Was I lieu '.he solo unt ion luiviug a
sni"!''. gui,I standard, nud the drain
'rout other lands wns so grent tluit, in
tic United States at least, lhe yellow
nn ::il disappeared from circulation en-
tlrcly. To-day England's stock of gold
is ". :■ ii'ii! 7,lo millions, und thnt of tho
United Sliif's above 000 millions. Germany with still another 000 millions,
Russia with between four nnd live
hundred millions, and France with its
sun mill!,m, nil exhibit tho same
phenomenon of onoriuons piles of gold,
amassed within this century. In all
the woi Id there is now nctir to four
billions nf gold money, And where
gold coinage in the United States
ranged from a quarter ot a million to a
inii.au a year, from I800tol830,it now
ranges from 'l11 io h I jnilllons n year.—
From "'i'lint Flood of Gold." by Carl
Snyder, in the February Review of Be-
visws. i
jotumn   iis   prepared   es*
|>lly for the young.
j         =
dol'hi.k consciousness.
.MINKS' IIAIIY (   llllllKiK.
Olt 1,.1-S OP THE IIOEIts.
V When It Was SuTe to Sloop on
Ills Muster'i lieil.
lie   who   knew Bomb shell ever
[that he reasoned und thought.
f/usioniilly I would find u strung-
U was not inclined to believe  it,
[mi [ would tell hinithi.' following
.lily parlor wusa front casemate
Vpeticd by un arch Into my bed-
j' back casemate.   A casemate
described as a room inthe wall
.-, generally   intended,   iu war
u hold  a  nun or  powder, while
iu of peace many of them. Like
Ipst I'l'iwi-: mv mast;:;: iia-n't gone?"
Ll>. nn- lilted up for use as quarters
ifflcers nud soldiers.
'Qnbslicll   had his own   bed  iu the
'casemate;   but   he  preferre I in;
• mil   would   use it   whenever im
id.   1 had tri si to break him ''IT tiie
•'it, hut had nol been successful.
Mneday he came in wet nnd muddy,
i . ns usual, curled up ou iny  white
[uutcrpaue.    The result   w-as awful.
, much   as  1   hated  to doso, 1 fell
.'iie I to give him a thrashing.
ll never caught   him    on   mj   bed
..iin.    If,' would  still gel   on I ; but,
j - matter how quietly   I   cam •  in, I
Box>Id always find   him  on  the lloor,
Bough I could s,.,. from the rumpled
T.idiii'1'i of the bed that h •  b id  been
Ifct, nn I often the spot where
lit would bi ill be warm.
bJhc evening   1   went   out,   le iving
jbibsli -li 1> ing bj the parlor stove.
" al  ot curiosity  1   pcekod tb   i igl
half-turned   shit - of my shutters
■■; d watched him.    From my position
Bras able i" see the whole ol both o
JLy rooms,
|],l-'o: awhile Bi mb h til did not move;
u ho raised his head uu I looked .it
„. door; finally ho got up, .'ret died
Iwis.'if, yawned sleepily, w .'. nl to
ft'.,, bod, jumpe '. up, and put bis tore
Ifliw.s on it. S ending In tit ■. . ion
f thought struck him, ami he »uid to
, "Suppose  thai   my    master  liasn t
[•< nc'   He will catch m i nml  tb tn  '
fill gel  n  licking.   I'll go and make
Jmrtniii thai  be  is not coining back,"
f*: hi.....   h.it   In- sni ; this   because ho
jIBjoli his puws oiT the bed, walked i uu*
Kjously buck   to  tho  from   door, and,
Nlrith his ear close to the crack, ho lls-
lftencd,    Ai   lust,   -:>'!-:: ttl   thai   1 bad
lr( nli.\ gone, he trotted hack to the bed,
lin in pel on it.  curled  up, nml wen- to
Aiter such a clever act I thought thai
Hjid had earned hi- slenp, so 1 went
"iiwny :i n. 1 h 'f i hi in. Licit. .lohuC.W .
'Brook-. In Si. Nicholas,
A  l',,iil'-l.,".-::,.,I  llllll. into
The crested lioiietsin of British
It. liana, the oniy survivor of ;\ nice ,if
f birds which are know ll ns fossils, Is
Ldescribed iii the l',ipiilai Scleuco News.
xTho houutzin inhabits die most seclud-
led forests of South America, and Its
I survival beyond its congeners is doubtless owing i" its retiring habits nnd
tbo fact  that  ii   fee Is on wild arum
leave-,    which   give   it.s   lle.-h n   most
offensive flavor, rendering it unfit for
Tin-chief peculiarity of the hoactcin
eonsists In the fact thai when it is
hatched it possesses four woll-devoloped
legs. The young birds leave ihe nest
nnd climb about like mouko*, - over t lie
adjoining limbs, and look nine Like
tree-toads than birds.
'The modification  of   the   torellmhs
begins at once after hatching, tl laws
ol tb.' digits falls off, the v hole oluw-
like bund begins to Hntton, an I be-
cnitics wing-shape, feathers soon
appear, and h tore full growth i..
reached nol u vestige reiniiius of its
oiigin.il character,
Prof. 1'. a. Lucas says of tlte hoact*
•sin: "The tidttlt birds nol only have no
elaWS upon their wing-, lull their
thumbs oven are so poorly developed
that ono would hardly susiiect thai in
the nestlings we have tho nearest ap-
j roai li in n quadruped found among
existing birds."
One curious feature noticed with a
nestling which htttl been Upset ill the
river wus its power of rapid swimming
and diving whon pursued. Owing to
this power the little creature managed
toovudoall efforts to secure it. The
prolong il Immersion which .i nestling
will undergo, instinctively mul voluntarily, or which au ailull bird will en-
lure iu an attempt to drown It, seems
■rultc I'eintirkablo.
Mon t„ Hake tiio Hair Wave.
Soft, natural-looking waves of hair
».,. mude by rolling the huirovei largo,
lofi papers or kid curlers, rolling from
tho top of ih,, curl towards the end.
The hair should be wot and left on the
tolls over night. If that is not done
pinch the curls with 0 hot iron. If you
wish to havo the hair sal out around
the face turn the teeth of your side
wmbs toward the face, nol away from
it.   Catch   them  through   the  end uf
pour wave* and you oan fluff the halt
u> little or as much as you choose.
How  Bush and and   Wife Were  HuliI
Together by a Baby Daughter.
The vein Hating .shnft of a Harlem
flat is tesponsible for the publicity of a
touching episode, from which the true
names ure purposely omitted.
Mr. ti ml Mrs. Jones had tor several
months been living under strainud conditions that cast u cloud ovr 'heir
home, which threatened to break in i
storm that would disrupt the littla
family of three members. Lasl week
the breaking point was reached, nnd
husband and wife agreed'that a separation wns the only possible courso,
But there was a Little daughter, Eva,
live yen;'-, ,,f ne-". Which parent was
to lui ve her'' Il w:is decided that tho
child should answer this question.
"Kva," said th" mother, as she waa
sen1 el near th i ventilating shaft, holding tho child's hand, while the Father,
with contracted brows, was standing
tit, the oilier cud of tint room. "My
dear little daughter, papa and mamma
are nol going to live together any
longer, we are going to soparatu and
go far, far awuj from each other. \V»
can't be happy in the same h ms ■.
Now, my child, we want you tosny
which one of us you will live with.
you must 'ih ioso betweou inuuuuu and
The eye-of'he lit lie girl filled with
tent'.- as she turned tht-ui ou her father,
who hud averted his face and stood
with bowed had. Sic did uot speak
then, bul was apparently in thought,
very deep tor her little experience.
she loo.scued the baud thai held hor
und moved quickly toward her [atlicr.
wiio turned with outstretched arms
an 1   n smile ot   tri u in [ill to   welcomo
her.     A    deep    ll'owtt   sottlod    111    till
mother's face.
The child did nol then break li r
silence, bul taking her father's hand
in hers, led him with n tend tr forru
which he could nol resisl to tho other
end ot tho room.
"Papa and mamma," she said, as
she held a hand ot ea th. "I w uut to
live with both of you, 1 must havo
you-both. Now kiss, liiakc up and be
happy.   Please, papa and mamma."
The appeal was irresistible, Mr. and
Mrs. Jones were folded in each other's
arms, aud the three [or n moment were
in  tears,    which   smiles  of   joy    u
A S(e,iinsiii]i's Momentum,
Tho motion of ,i steamship ou i calm
-.. i i- so si ■ iotli and steady ' hat one
li ir lly t tali's ■- the ' ramendous momentum ot the vessel under his f -ot, A
i ollision, ■■ 'ii after tho engin s have
been glowed down, gives n st irl Hi .;
.■■■'. in if the energy of in i i i.
Th - i ■ re [uired to ttrr isl l lie motion
ol ., ship tin I bring it :,, u stand 'till
can be ai turately determined bycul-
culations, These calculations have
be tu r ■ etil. made :' ir several u tll-
known ships.
To stop ; lie El curia, whose di In 11-
uie'.it is ' i i tons, horse-power 11,831,
aud  speed  2U. 18knots  nu   hour, two
minutes and   forty-seven s nils  arc
require I, an I luring tho pro toss ot
Btoppiug tho ship will forge ahead 311*1
feet, or nearly one-half n mile, Tito
United Stat -cruiser Columbia, with
a displacement ot 7:r>d tons. 17,1)91
horse-power, aud u -peel ot 33 8 knots,
can   be  stopped   iu two  minutes und
Alteon -"  mils and  within   a spa i
3117feet. Tho cruiser Gushing, United
States navy, whoso displacement is
only  103  tons and   horse-power 1751,
with   t,   sp I   of  22.-I8 knots, ran bo
Btopped within a distance ot 801 fcoli
nn I iii IS..1 seconds. In each case thn
vessel is supposed to bo going at Cull
speed, and the stoppago produced by
reversing the action ot thu propeller.—
Railway lieview.
A Mechanical Horror-
A most remarkable clock belongs to
a Hindoo Prince. Is is tho strangest
pie,',, of machinery in India, Near the
dial of,in ordinary-looking chick is .i
huge gong hung on poles, while underneath, scattered on tho ground, isti
pile of artificial human skulls, ribs,
legs and arms, the whole number of
boii-s iu the pile being equal to the
number of boues In twelve human
skeletons,   When   tho  hands of tho
clock iu lie.,t,t the hour of I the number
of hone- ii led   to   form  :,   complete
human skeleton come together with a
simp: by some mechanical contrivance
tho skeleton springs up. seizes u mallet, and, walking up to the gong,
strikes .me blow. This finished, i' returns to the pile and again falls to
pice-. When 2 o'clock, two skeletons
gel up und strike, while it the hour of
noon and midnight the entire heap
spring up In the shape of twelve -k ilo-
•on. nil -it ike. each one after tho
other, au I then fall to pieces, as before,
—Johannesburg Machinery,
>lohn*S l-'at-clhtitit-hl.
"John," said u wife who was supposed to be on her doath bed, "it, ''use
of my dentil.    I   think   :i   man of j elr
temperament   and    domestic  nature,
aside from the good  of  the children,
should marry again,"
"Do you think so. my dear?"
"1 certainly  do, after a reasonable
length of time."
"Well, now, do you know, my dear,
that relievos my mind of a great
burden, Tho llttlo widow Jenkins has
acted rather demuro  toward mo since
you were   taken sick,    She   is not tlm
woman thai you are. u strong-minded,
Intelligent woman of character, but
■he is plump und pretty, and I think
would make me a desirable wlfo,"
Tin- ilex' duy Mrs. John was able, to
sit up, the following duy sin- went
down stairs, und, Oil the third day, ±\w
wus planning for ti new dress.
A   Kara  Case Reported   by a   Loiuloo
At a recent meeting of the Clinical
Society ti distinguished suburban practitioner showed a girl, 12 years ot ago,
who exhibited in the moat complete
form tho condition known as "dual existence," or "double consciousness."
Last year, after a severe illness,
which wus diagnosed to he meningitis,
she became subject to temporary at,
tacks ot unconsciousness, on awakeu-
ing front which sho appeared In nn entirely different character. In hoi
normal condition shu could read and
write nud speak fluently nnd with
compiirntive correctness. In the altered
mental condition following the attack
she loses nil memory ot ordinary
events, though she can recall things
thai have ml. tn placo during previous
attacks, So complete Is this niter..
tion ot memory thai al first she was
unable to remember even her owt
nnuie or to identify herselt or bei
parents. By patient training in the
abnormal condition she has been enabled to give things their nam is
though she still preserves a baby
fashion of pronouncing.
she sometimes remains in the abnormal condition [or duy- together,
nnd the chang i to her real sell takes
place suddenly, without exciting surprise or dismay, and she forthwith resumes possession ><f ]\<n- memory foi
events of her ordinary life, to tlte ex-
clttsi iu of those which have transpired
during lho abnormal slate. During
the last month or so she appears to
have entered on n new phase, for, nftoi
a mental blank of a fortnight's duration, »ho iiwiiI, -d completely oblivious to all that bad happened since
June, Is1,.",, und she alltuies to events
that took \,\;\c,. j,,-' nnt, rior to thai
date as though they were of quiti
recent occurrence; in tact, she is living
mentally in July. 1805.
These cases, though rare, nv. of
course, not infrequently  met with, ind
they   hnve      1 ;:     carefully    StltdtOll,
especialiy iii France. The hypothesi**
that finds most favor i- that the two
halves of the bruin do not work iu
unison: in otlier words, that there has
beet, some interior tu te w it It tho connections which, in the or liuttvy normal
being, make of u wonderfully composite organ like the bruin one organic
whole. Somut hues ono pari ot t ho
brain und sometimes tho othoi takes
possession ot tl - it -Id ot phj sical activity, i id, as en ii pari works to I he
,". ' -i ei it tii ■ other, ". • g 't the Dr.
Jekyll nnd .\! r. 1! i do trtinsf irinal ion.
—Lon Ion Medical L'i ■-.-.
They arc not lost, though shoreless ten*
Between us atulour loved ones lie;
For. in the hind of mysteries,
All life ts immortality.
They are uot lost: tho starry spheres
May vanish from tho vault, of ni^ht;
But al'ier un eclipse of years
llevenl their uuoxtiugutshud lit-ht.
They aro not lust: the,Imp-, of ruin
That  fall    aud    swell   thu   mountain
Are gathered bytliesuu again,
And sparkle lu its golden brums.
They are not lost; the flowers decay,
At'id lo-e their h.tuutv and perfume,
But come with each returning M iy
With brighter tints and ampler bloom,
They are not loa!. though yearning eye..
Invite iu vain their swift ret urn
From other worlds beyond tlm ,kiei,
With luring thoughts ami hearts that
Titev are nut lout; though for awhile
By fiiith alone the -. 1 Is cr issed;
1!'::' oi't i heir angel faces -mile.
Aud then iv ■ know they are not lost.
i *,.i,,i Suggestion.
Tltod Husband—1 ve  hud a tarrlble
day at the olticc, und I'm mad cleat
Wife    Now would bo a goo.l time or
you to beat those rugs.—'Truth,
Testimony ofthe Photograph.
"It Is remark i1 ! • what an im] ort*
ant part the k "I ik plays In maritime
transactions, is .■ ell it - o .. 'rs, these
d.ii -." "'.- ■ e i |.:. Tunvers, au old
whaler, "Vou may not know it, but
no big ship ever leaves port now without a kodak and a supply of photographic materials This is csp ci illy :!,,:
case with whalers und otlier -hip- who
s'lii'it on long crttiscs. The day of
listening to yarns of whalers bus
passed. To-day the whaler must show
the photograph for everything,
"Asa whale is worth from $8,000 to
.«■,."!' .m,l ns it. costs from $25,000 to
$75,000 ;., .-end out und maintain a
whaler and her crew for her catch,
yarns, interesting as thoy may be, aro
not regarded by the men who furnish
tint m mey tor tho enterprise as a sm'ti-
cieul remuneration. They want the
tacts, or photo of them if thoy lost the
facts; nothing else will do. It won't
do any more for n party to go off on a
loafing raise und rot urn in nine or ten
mouths, empty, after having eaten up
sever:,! carloads of provisions and run
up ihe wage bill into tho higher thousands, livery placo the ship touches
bust,,''," photographed, nnd a photographic truuseript has to he shown of
every important in tideut of the cruise."
— Washington Star.
A Good Business cow.
Professor J. W. Robertson says: "A
cow with tho business habit of keeping
her accounts with tho world paid-up,
through the man who owns and feeds
her. is .i ,400,1 business cow. Thnt is
the kind of cow 1 recommend, Her
power,if service will be indicated by
certain external points, Shu should
havo a large, long udder, of clastic, Hu,-
quality ■ 11 mellow, movable skin, covered with soft silky hair; a long, largo
barrel, hooped wit li flat ribs, broad an I
wide apart; ., broad loin, spreading
out Into broad, long hind quarters; au
open twist, with rather thin hips, nnd
u loan neck of symmetrical length,
carrying a clean-cut, flue face with
prominent eyes. A cow with these
points has ability to serve 11 man well,
if she gets n fair chance. That her
calves may have power.- equal to. or
butler than her own, euro should bo
exercised In their brooding. The best
blood ot the breed nduplod to tho
fni'ttn-r'-purpose should he used to enlarge, and not to lesson, the working
capacity   to  be   transmitted   to   her
c. lives."
Playing tho llanjo by Itleotrlctty.
An electric banjo has appeared in
Boston, The Instrument haselectro-
magncts so fitted as to press ou the frots
when energized, and n plucking arrangement acts 011 the strings. These
actions ore controlled by 0 moving
strip of paper run by an electric motor
through gutdeways of .1 contact inakor,
the paper being previously stamped
out iu dots and dashes corresponding
to the 1 une.    New  Vork Telegram.
A Notable College,
Lewlstou, Maine, is one ot the most
thriving manufacturing cities la New-
England, nml Bates College, of which
LewlstOll is the  scut.   Is   one   of   tlm
most useful of New England's smaller
colleges, having graduated a notable
number of men und women who ha ve
gone 011 into thu work of teaching.
Not long ag a  hour I   nu English
steam t, f mr days 0 n tr un l.iverp 10!.
n small boy vt ts totin I hid 11 w i> behind
ilie cargo, Ho hud noil her :' u her nor
mother, brother nor .-sister, friend mil'
protector, among either passengers 01
crew. Who was he? Where did he
come from? Where going? Only nine
yen:-- old, the poor little stranger, with
ragged 1 lot li ts.bul 11 beaul if il tn ■■■ full
of innocence and truth! 1 'f courso ho
wus carried before the first mu e.
"How ciime you to steal .1 passage
on board this ship?'' asked the matu
"M\ step-father put nie in." answered
the hoy. '"II" suid he could nol afford
to keep me or pay my faro to l-tuliiax,
where my* aunt lives. 1 waul to go to
my unlit."
The mate did not believe the story,
lie had often enough been deceived by
stowaways. Almost every ship bound
to this country tied-, one or two days
out to - ■ 1. men or boys concealed
among tho cargo, trying to gel ti passage across thu water without paying
for it, Ail 1 this is otton troiihlcsoin •,
as well as expensive, The intito suspect -il some ot th" sailors hud :i baud it;
the li::! • hoi'-. escapade, and he treated
him prett ' roughly. Duy after d iy li ■
was i'le.-' i mod about his coming, 11 I
it wus always tho same story - nothing
less, nothing more. At lust 'a ■ niutit
got ml of pn ieiice, -is mute- will, in I
sei iug    dm   by   tho collar,   tol I him
unless In if eased the truth,  in ten
minutes he   would   hung   him   >u
■-,.: lam      1 fi   ;htf il threat   ml   "1!
Poor chil I, wil li nol 1 frlcii I ' 1 stand
by hiinl Ai mud were tho puss -ugers
and sailors of tha mid-day w • eh, an I
before him ti. ■ stern lirsl "ti' er with
his watch in ie- bun I, c nun ing ho
tick-tiek-ti k of tho minutes as - 1 ■■
swiftly v cut. There No slootl, ilu
and sorrowful, his head 'feet, tears in
his •■ •■-:   ml afraid?—no, not a bill
Ei ' li minutes veer ■ air - id; a hi i,
"(Iniy 1 wo minutes m ire to live "
cried the mate, "Speak the truth and
save your Iii-, boy."
"May J pray," asked the child, looking up into the hard man's face.
The ofllcor nodded his  hen,I: 0"   ,11 I
nothing. The bravo boy then knoll
down on the deck, with clasped hands
und eyes ruisod to heaven, repeated tho
Lord'- Prayer, and then praye I the
dear Lord Jesus to take him home to
heaven.    II mid die; bin lie   never!
All eyes were turned toward him, and
sob- bi'oko from stern hearts.
Th ■ mato could hold ml no longer.
11 ■ -prang to the bOy, took him iu his
anus, kissed him and told him he believed his story, every word of it, A
nobler sight nevor took place ou .1
ship', deck than this -0 poor, untrion I*
ed child willing tu face doath tor
tri ' h's sake.
lie eoul I die; bul lie -11 ivor! God
hi,..-- him! V"s. Hod stands by < hos 1
who stand by him. And the rest ot
the voyage, you may well think, ho
hud friends enough. Nobody' owned
him before; evory body now was ready
to do him a kindness. An I everybody
who fends this will be strengthened to
do right, como what will, by tho ou-
ducl of this dear child.   Sol.
■ ,t?-,-r nml tho Briby.
Across the street from my study
window lives tl dog, Hi- inline is
Hover, lie is 11 spaniel with curly auburn hair, nnd with ears long und
shaggy. His eyes me l.iiee nnd hazel,
Ho often sits up on his haunches when
looki ig d iw ti tho si root, !, tiding up hi -
fore feet like hands bending nl th 1
wrist. This 1- owing to 11 liunoshoulder,
for he gets tired whon standing as dogs
usually do, and sits up like a man I 1
cli ingn now .ui I then.
Bi ■ Itov •:■ has attracted my it in-
tion ln another way more pur1 i, ularly,
11.,.'.' " ■ v.'..,' 11 week he sel« up 11 :ry
or Imwl which is mosl piteous to h 'ar.
lie   HftS Up   his lli'tl,I   in   his   et'ies.   llllll
they tell mo the tonrs tall from ids
eyes on sum ' of these occasions,
What is ' iie catisoV
Beforo long Rover sees something
coming on tho sidowalk in the dis-
• me •. lie pricks up his oars nud trots
off towards it, Ih' is more and moro
excited. The wag of his tail und tho
change of his voice show this; tho wail
bus become .1 bark of joy, It is tho
baby carriage he sees, inside ot which
is baby Clara, a year old,
And now they meet the precious
little passenger nnd Hover, who greets
her with many a kiss. Ho accompanies her to the house with mauj demonstrations of joy. Thero is no more
wailing that day, The cup of happiness for the dog Is full, and this remarkable affection Is reciprocated, for
tho baby, in her own way, greets und
talks to the dug. She look-, for him,
and delights in his coining,
lt Is certainly very interesting to see
this attachment, und it might well be a
lesson t*» tome ol "s of the hiucd
lie Put II   Togothor Himself an,I Then
Swore at the Firm That Sola It.
An important event hud happened in
young Mr. Jones' household, nud he
eunieto tlii.- city to buy a baby carriage. Nothing was too good for him.
and he finally selected a delicate creation of wickerwork, with Russian '
leather trimmings and pule blue silk
and luce. .I mes lives in Jersey,halt an
hour's ride from this city. '
Thc oarriuge arrived next duy boxed
up wilii a- much car,, as though it had
been n rrato of china or a raciugbi*
•v :1b.   The wheols came in a Separate 1
Mrs. .lone- hi 1 always d iclare 1 'Im*
hor husband was stupid in doing work I
ni,,, 1   the ho :-'. bul   -!i ■ made no re- |
monstrance against hor   husband  put-
t ing ■ be baby carringu 1 ogel her
II ■ -ii ■<; -e led Anally in imp 1 tklng
tho earring - and wheels, though ind 1-
ing -" he 11 ■ .1 '■ sm uhed hi huinb
with n hummer. II" sei iv, id 111 the
whoel -. mil th -n   setl ing  1 ho  : image
up examined his work with  .1 critical
1 1
eye. 1
i '•"" ilnlj -e ■ " 'ii'Slsic i :i p -cub ir
appe iriiu - It seemed lopsided, having :i dei ided lisl '■•>  stui board.   "That
ain't ' lie 0110 I or let-ed," suid   I is to
tho 1 : seeirl. who 1 tun ■ i.i ju si then
and had fixed itui;-,,:' wondering eyes
on the c irriag '. "Th ■ 111 1 tii ty -old
me wns straight, and I'd like to know
what they take me foi 1 1 - ind 1 thiug
like this." Jones gave I h • carriage a
vicious 1 -!. and it wheels 1 around iu
:, circl ■. as a duck -..vims when one
-i'h' i- pur ilyzed hy .1 shol.
Jon ts was mud clean through     He
had tho ttirriage put in 1 lie  it dlar nnd
wrote to ' he linn  from  w liich ho had |
purchase I il to send n in 111 to like 1 holr
"lopsid ■ I swin lie" away
.1 .. ■-. !. ,li,' ■,,'," I ill when a ninu
ci;:;..  ., look ,t the carriage   The ma 11
listened patiently • 1 Jon ipiuiou of
the firm while ho \>as getting thu carriage om of th ■ cellar.
•• Wei . y ,11 blame 1 tool!" ho rep'.;."I.
however, wh tn the v ■!'. i ■ was final ly
submitted to him for iusp -cl ion. "No
won lor it's lopsided ! You've 1 11 both
big wheels on on ■ tide and both Iii tl 1
ones ut      ■ other."
.! . t,.s begg "1 the man not to say
1 . f about it mid gave him s oue
good cigars tin 1 open -1 u bol 1 le ol Hue
..    .'   ..".     Hu' t h ■ thing was too goo 1
■ :. ■ "     The mu 11  told  one of J mes'
neighbors   w It mi   !.   mil lido tho
house, uu.I so the spread      . 1 it's
peo ' 11 Liriotisly al I he
car ';. ■ w li ui Jones tak is tho it iby
otn . I hell I .' ,.1 ■- it. I th in -t . ■.. —
S ■ ■.  V irk Horahl,
Art ,,',' Putting nil 11 Stamp.
. lieu .', ou put 11 isl.' j.-- stum] on
nn envelo] ■. ' -..! I 1 :■.',, iso 11111 u 1 1 his
sou, 111 should put it ii .' ■ "1 i
tr '. in thc ipj 'I- right hand corner.
tin I ;i- neui .,- possible ti I ;
the envelope, Y"1' pti it on nl tin
right-l in.l 1 irn 1 [ ir 1 lie c mvi ni nice
:' •' - uu |iers in the Posl ■ ' .i ■ -"
thai il may lie unit •: m in 1" tal ion
w'u ■ stamps 111 "•!. -I "i".elopes an I
-1 mor ■ mvenii nl :■ an I expeditiously stamped; you should study thocom-
Eorl of "• i.e. sii-,11 ill .,- *■ ours tit. Vou
should p it it ■ - t: 'ar ns possible to t he
11 it 'i', so that the can eling stamp will
In, less lik -1) " defii " nud so perhaps
ol -•■:'.' the ' i Iress on tho envelope.
" Voo shot Id pi it on square and
• rn ■ i,oc utse that is the inotbodical and
1 proper way to do. Many persons arc
di.-' urbed hi he iippearan to of a si.imp
nt lu .1 areless and slipshod manner. Ami ! can easily Imagine that
-11 ■'; 1 prii tice might work positive injury to \ ,•' Wet might hnve occasion
to write to 11 man on a matter of business thai was .,!' impoi tanco to you.
Vou might compose aud write this letter with fuithful care nnd set forth
what you hud to say with commend-
tibloclearness nud precision, nml yel
upset i; all by slapping on a stamp
carelessly: tho recipient might judge
j ou by the one slight a tl don > naturally   rutin".    thilU    by   the   studied Work
tone with ti purpose.
"M , son, don't do it; put the stamp
on where it belongs, so that tho little
touch of '',!"i ivill grace tho envelope
and nol deface it,"   Mew York Sun.
True Moaning of -Tabby "
-Vi'" Tabby!" "Pretty Tabby I"
"Pool' little Tabby!" were phrases often
he ird at the I kit show- nt Madison
s,(   1: ■ ti.it ho   \ pry tew of tii. thous-
I imds who went to the show probably
knew the meaning of tho word tabby.
• The mis ipprehonsi in th ,■ it m 'ans a
tern lie  cat.   just   us   tomcat  in inns 11
' male, in common, Many p -oph- suppose thai ■ ibby i • .1 11 hub uppli id to
nits in g uer ii I' re iii' in tans cats
w-hoke (ur Is mark -I in 11 - orta .1 way,
md so th 're are h il h male .m 1 female
1 'Phot ibbies aro divided into banded
ind -e"!'''1' furred cal 3, The inline is
lerived from Atnh, 11 Btreot In ll igda I
-clebratcd tor the manufacture of watered -ilk., which, when Bold in England, were called atabi, or tatfety, nnd
'roin their resemblance to watered silk
lie banded und brindled cms were
tailed tabbies, li is one of ihe commonest of color-, or nun-kings rather,
md is found in many breeds of cats,
ml ;i uniformly marked tubby is comparatively lure nml valuable,
An Arc.iU'ss Stan's sincere Wish.
Mr, Lynch, of Elizabeth, who 1ms no
H'liis. was told one night lust week
about n man iu this city who is similarly nlllii ted, "Is that so." suid Mr.
Lynch. "Well, the best luck I can
wish him is thni we may meet some
lay und shake hands."—Newark (N.
J.) Call.
A Pevolee ol Arl.
I    First Boj    My sister is taking painting lessons.
I    Second Hoy-Why?
First Hoy   'Cause Susie Stuckup is
1 solor blind nnd can't.—Good News.
A. Peculiar Hlxtare of Hollanders and
French Huguenots.
it i.s extremely interesting, at thu
present moment, to inquire as to who
und whet the Boers really ure, and
whence comes this heroic nud stub-
bom lofenso on their rights which has
exulted these South African agriculturists in tin, eyes of the world. After
the revocation of the Edict ot Nantes
by Louis XIV., numbers of Huguenots iu 1G88 loft France and settled iu
Cape Colony under the Dutch, who
then h 1 I possession of it. which liov-
ernmenl at that tiino denied the very
privileges to tho Huguenots that their
descendants and thosa ot the Dutch
havo until recently doni id the Johan-
nesburgers, which his led tothisun-
fortuii re r 'i ,!: against the Government of the Trans-, tal, as in the
eighte -nth 1 entury il led to th 1 French
exodus ■'" un ' lope 1 lolony
Two cenl uries ago, when : ho Huguenots In '' io- 1 0! on pr '-en' ■ I u petition, ' , the Oo .. toi elect ,1., I
rig] ts, Van loi -Stell wn - enr ige I. and
■ n .. i th iin "..' h 1 set ere i-epri-
man I. ' 0 restrain their French im-
p tri in tn ■ ■-. which hu 1 a parallel in
!':■ 'tori 1 lal ly, win n some r tasonable
np . 'al tor c ■ ,, seni iti ui by tho Uit-
! in i■•. w 1-  ■ r iceived   « itb  jeers" by
the meitibers it the i! Isuul,    lu 1709
• h 1 uso if Fronch in a Idressing the
1 lovernni ml in iftic.i 1! matters was
publicly forbidden. In 1724 the Church
service in French was permitted for the
Ins! ' ime, and seveutj years after the
arrival ot the Huguenots in S mth
Afi i ■ 1 their childn 11 eased to -peak
French entirely When the settlers
could no longer euduro I he ty r ilinv of
the 1 Vi* th, they 'trekked," or tracked,
into lho interior, and it is, therefore,
iuil ■ as lik dy that the Dutch-speaking
Frenchmen aro moro entitle I to be
called the ownoi • of tho Traus\ mil
than 'ii • Dut th theins lives   that  is. if
w isider,   a* civilized   nations do,
thai tho original native hn.s no territorial rights whatsoever.
If th ■ original lies* leu 11 * have been
deprived ot their language, thoy have
not i, 'en 'I pi'ived of their names, and
those ". ■ Und all tin utgh South Africa:
Du Plessis, Malherbe, ttossen 1, I ouch?, Do Vllliors, Du Toit, Mahin, Mat-
:,:-. Joitrdan, Mesnard,DuPre, cTotior,
Lo Fuhre, (loi lier. Botief. 1.1 iioux,
Thereon, Hugo Lo Ll range, and dozens
of others. Wluil are the m 11 es they
s " ■ ' the li lines they establi died it
1. , French .s ' " ■ I' Le Parai -
han "■ e Rhone Champagne L mgu-
c! " , it, ' Th ■ name ol ti. • r im-
mandant I Ion n a Jottberi. is French,
,1 ii I hi .- pi obubly also n  1"-   -n lanl of
..-   ■ ot  those who. iu 1   ss.   exiled til 'in
- >l\ ■■ ft im Pr nice for 1 he saki ot their
r -ligious liberty The names of the
Bo ■; - Do Bo t ie • an 1'.' tr , l>u
Ti itspnn, v ho.- ■ farms were lespo i
when diamonds were found in Kimbor-
':•".', are obviously ol Fi -nob origin, so
that i would appeal that 1 :> Presi-
h in if 1 ho French opuhlii hn - more
rea >on I ir offering sj mpal hy thau the
Gorman Empi rot     L nd ui Sk 1   h.
Tiie D -- M iin is, I iw a Mail gives 1
!.. i^t; ibl ■ lust,, -c •■' tt boy who wns
"boy-lik i" to 11: • : isl I greo 11 - was
bul i-igli yoat s old, and he was sick in
tho hospital,
Ono day his nurse told hii,-. thnt the
first snowstorm ol the season had
come, and that everything was white
and beautiful,
T'i ■ poor little fellow'.- eye- sparkled
for tho first time In many week-, "t
wish I could sec ;i snowball," he said,
•So you shall, mi d tar," said tho
kind-hearted nurse, and in n moment.
more a snowball wns  brought in nnd
laid lie.il'tic bed,    the   hoy   viewing it
with manifest delight.
T'n , nurse was called away to another purl of the ward, and she had
gone half way across the room when
"whack!" came the snowball between
her shoulders, while tho boy gave :,
shrill yell ot delight, nnd hid tinder the
bedclothes as if fully expecting the ut-
tack to be returned.
The nurse wus too much niuiised t,>
he indignant, and joined heartily with
the other patients in the laughter that
the mischievous little patient'.- performance created.
(. ::ish ,,f l";r.'v Vonr< Aro.
"Theglazier of fifty years ago,"said
.1 M.iine man ol ,>s|, rien 1 in 1 he busi
ne—. "w irkod differ tntlj i-om what
we ,lo to-ihty. Olass was very costly
then compared with present prices nnd
much of it was ao warped nnd crooked
it would he a curios ty in these times
Owing to the cost we had to bo very
careful in sotting ll and tho glazier of
that day had to bo u wood-carver as
well .is n man ol putl v i'ii 1 warped
pan is had to bo laid Into I ho sash aud
their shape 'scribed on tho wood underneath. This wns then cut away so as
to mako the glass fit Into place. Nowadays tho glass is tolerably true, and
besides il is so cheap that we nevor
stand for n lit. ll is spiting Into place
und if it breaks It Is thrown aside, Tho
old crooked ghis.s was, some of It, of
superior quality, This wns known as
Boston crown glass or Berkshire crystal, It was clearer and more brilliant
tliuii most modern glass. Only the
better quality of houses hud this kind,
hut there are still many old residences
throughout Maine In which it '.uny bo
found."   Lewiston Journal.
All tho Ooofl n Can.
Wl n we put all the good we can
Into ..ie year we shull get all the gout!
we may oul of tho yoar, Bach moment
ot time may thus bring to us n glow
nml throb of stomal existence, make us
luwardly younger ns we grow older,
until we enter that perfect state ot
which it is written that "Hum shall h»
uo longer." 1-L'BLlSllliO   EV1SBV   SATURDAY  MORNING
Itv Tin:
E, l'. Hkaiui. J-Mitur ami Manager.
Bastion streel. Nanaimo. It. 0.
By mail—One year	
Delivered by oamer •_',,,■. poi
no oi I )|
SATURDAY  UOBKIKO,   ■    •    ■   Al'ltll.
28, 1806
It i.s of the first importance to
the western provinces that theyl
send Liberal candidales to the Pea-1
eral Parliament at tbe approaching
election, If they send more strong,
clear-headed und progressive men:
like Joseph Martin to the national
capital, tney will benefit themselves
while they render u great service to
the whole Dominion. These provinces hnve practically been without
representation in Parliament since
1878. Mosl of tho members from
the western con tituencies have been
mere echoes of the Government, and
very few independent proposals for
the advancement of western interests have Come from uny nf these
representatives. In scarcely an instance has any western member ventured to take issue with tho Government, 1 he Government has used
the we.-t ns a storehouse for needy
partisans, and its ill-considered
plans for settlement und development hnve broken down tit every
It is time the west was represented ni Ottawa; that the Parliament
nf Canada began to recognize the
fuct that the greatesl issue before
the country is the settlement of the
west; that every important business
interest in the oust und every important business interest in the
west would be enormously served
by a rapid development of the western country, The people of these
provinces should seo lo it thai they
send strong men to the House of
Commons, nnd they may depend
upon it that the Liberal leaders are
alive to tii- overwhelming import-i
aiuteof western settlement, that liiey |
will hear the west, sympathize with
its needs and respond to its demands.
The address of the Liberal candidates for Victoria says:
Wo are opposed tn the bleeding pi as
whereby the province ot Ibiiisii Columbia bus been forced for years to coutrlb-
ute tu thel) iui,,n treasury in customs.
excise, fishery and other dues, und  to
eastern  monopolists, over two million,
dollars a year tu excess uf the Bum returned for nil purposes.
The Colonist, ns itiifrhi have been
expected, disputed the accuracy of
this statement, and said it would
"like to see how the candidates
figured out these two millions." In
reply, the Times says:
The process is not at all diilieult to understand, if the Colonist will only bear
in mind the fact that the -'contributions
to eustern monopolists" nre not recorded
in the blue hooks. Every man oi Intelligence knows that on the large amounl
ofgoodBof eastern Canada in ami fact nre
consul I in this pro\ Ineea tax Is levied
bv the inuniiiti, Hirers very nearly equal
to the duty on similar foreign -joodB, It
Is also tl well-known fuel that nianv foreign goods reach Hritish Columbia hy
way of Mnntri ..I und Toronto, at whii-h
places the duty Is collected, and there-
ion is not credited i" this province, although ih, re is no iloubl about it being
ultimately paid  by the consumer here.
If ive add to tin Ileetioiis sei down iu
the blue hooks lhe tribute exacted foi
eastern manufacturers by the National
Policy nnd the amount of duties paid
here hot recorded elsewhere, the two
millions mentioned by the Liberal candidates it ill very quickly be reauhed, In
fuel, the estimate is a very moderate
oue umi well » iiiiin the mark,
A tariff readjustment by a Liberal Government docs not mean the'
wanton destruction of industries for
the mere sake of carrying oni .-i revolutionary programme, The aim
and object is to help Ihe industries
of the country; to remove rather
than to increase the manufacturers'
burdens; to increase the remuneration of labor. In every case the
position of the industry,of the manufacturer, of his workmen, und of
his customers, will receive sympathetic nnd Intelligent consideration.
The Liberals propi se to le. islnte
for Canadians, not f,,r the people of
uny other country; and on hu ins -
i' i     , ! ■•'..'..'.   ini
gal ion oi ':. ■ prii inli uffcctini
each industry, 'lhe one object will
be to promote freer trade, to give
new life to commercial enterprises,
to sternly and not to convulse com-!
mercial opinion, to do justice to ihe
farmer and to tne general taxpayer
and to effect the maximum of reform with the minimum of disturbance.
Mr. .John A. Hobson concludes
an article in the Contemporary He-
view cm the subject "Is Poverty
Diminishing?" with this summary:
To sum np in a single word, it appears
that, whereas poverty measured iu terms
of income Is diminishing, no net reduction  of   physiological   poverty eon  be
shown; while filihjcelu r fell, poverty
Is growing with tne widening uup between legitimate human desires and
*,resent, possibilities of attainment."
Liberals, get rend'.
Mr. P. J. Deane, who was recently in Toronto, in the course of an
interview with the Globe, said :
Vou ask me what is the outlook
for the Liberal party in British Co-
lumbia in the forthcoming general
elections. 1 must say that I have
every reason to believe that it could
not well be brighter, ln the lirst
place, our people are beginning to
think for themselves. They are
growing tired of having their politics dished out to them from the
east at election time. Throughout
the province the feeling is gaining
ground that the time litis arrived
when British Columbia should take
the position ils vast resources entitle it to in the councils of the
Dominion. For years past a solid
Conservative six, or the "thumbs-
up contingent," us they are now
known, have been sent to Ottawa,
practioally speaking, solely because
the electors, inking little interest in
Dominion politics, had been led to
believe that, by returning supporters of the Government, their interests would be surely advanced. How
utterly misplaced this confidence
hns been is now only loo well appreciated. British Columbia's requirements have been persistently ignored, grievances have been permitted to exist and grow wore, none
of the "solid six" attempting to urge
upon the Government the necessity
of doing something for their removal." .Mere puppets, our representatives have failed in every \v:iy
lo secure for Hritish Columbia the
recognition so important a portion
of the Dominion should command.
From end to cud of the province
the peoplo ure disgusted with them,
nnd it is almost safe to predict that
not one of the six will occupy a seat
in the House" in Ihe new Parliament.
British Columbia is, as you know,
a country marvellously rich in
natural resources. Upon the development thereoi depends the future
of the province, nnd therefore any
hindrance to the way of progress
must In- removed, .Now that our
people ure beginning to take more
intelligent interest in the politic-of
the Dominion, they are becoming
rapidly convinced of the fact that
the National Policy is very efl't-c-:
lively barring the path of development. A change in the tariff by the
removal of the protective duties is
essential to the rapid development
of thc natural resources of British
Columbia. Protection, ns far ns
British Columbia is concerned at
any rate, is a fallacy. Tariff for
revenue only, or better still, free
trade as in Great Britain, is what
is wanted, and the candidates endorsing thai policy will find that
to be the cose next June,
Another point that will tell very
strongly in favnrof lhe Liberal candidates is the disgraceful action of
the majority of our representatives
in voting for the second reading of
the Remedial bill, I say majority,
because Col. Prior and Mr. lliisliini
hud both publicly declared their intention of voting for any measure
in ii,i- connection that ilie Government might introduce. 'Unit Messrs.
K.iilc, Mara, Barnard und Corbould
should have voted ns they did, in
I'uce of what they know to be the
opinion of the great majority of the
electors in regard to coercive legislation, is well-nigh -unintelligible.
That their action has killed them
politically is almost a foregonecon-
clusion. British Columbia most
emphatically disapproves of coercive legislation in any shape, and
particularly in the case of a sister
province of the wesl.
A son of Senator Mclnnes is running in the Liberal interest in Mr.
Haslam'e constituency. It is understood that Mr..Huslum will not
seek re-election, a Conservative candidate being already in thc Held in
the person of Mr. Haggart, a cousin
of the Minister of Railways and
Canals, u mining boss in the employ of lhe Wellington Colliery Co.
From what 1 know of the electors
of this constituency) I feel pretty
confident in stating that ihey will
not support any candidate who endorses tiie a ci ion of the Government
in regard to the Manitoba school
question. In New Westminster district Mr, Aiilay Morrison, u well-
knnwn lawyer, is the Liberal stun-
ii.i nil,, in r. [lis opponent, M I. .''.!
i.iii-i n, another lawyer—Mr. Corbould knows belter than to run
again—is a weak man, and, in view
of the retiring member's vote for
coercion, has very poor prospects of
even saving his deposit	
.Several times since I have been
in thc east 1 have drawn attention
to lhe cultivation of interproviiicial
trade relations. The west is but the
complement of the east. By mutual
effort we can do much to remove
certain obstacles standing in the
way of progress. Their removal
means profit to all. The more prosperous lhe west, thc better it will
bo for the east. The more the east
does to develop British Columbia
and populate ils vast area, the
gre ter demand there will be for
eastern products.
On to Ottawa.
More Money in Silver and Lead at the back of
We have come to the conclusion that business nitisu
done for CASH, and consequently are offering youj
most startling bargains ever announced in Nana'j
lis the following prices will clearly show: \j
Suits that were $45.00 are now $36.00   -j
The Largest Range of Goods in the City to Select From^|
Cash Tailor,
Commercial Streel
Than Gold at the Back of
Twelve months ago     150
To-day      -      -      - 3,500
And estimated to reach
Within 12 months from date
Rossland lots are worth
$1000 to $6000
And out of your reach as a speculation;
I will sell you good
Opposite Gibson Block, Commercial St.
Apt for tiie Doeiinioii Biiif and Loi Associa!
Subscribed Capital $2,250,000.
No entrance fees unless loans arc accepted.   Money advance!
within 20 days of application.   All  terms und agreements nre in black iind white, so you can under-
st.'iiiil thom.
Insurance  Companies.
Royal, Queen,
London and Lancashire,      London and CanadiaJ
Ouebec of Ontario.
l Tl
At $150 to $200.
Easy Term3.
Other good lots from $50 to $150
These prices are an advance on last quotations, but
Is beginning to go ahead in good shape.
If you buy now you WILL make big money.
I should like to see more in Nanaimo interested,
that I car recommend to my clients and others.
The reader of this must acknowledge I am
right, and I will give you an easy, square deal
to suit the times. Business is improving all
along the line
Mining Exchange Department.
Shares in various mines for sale from 10c. up. Also, one-
half and one-fourth interests in some of the best claims
on the Island for sale at reasonable prices.
Jas. McGregor's
The Most Complete Stock geSt SpSSd PJ8S Silll Cakfl
Excelsior Bakery!
We have n Fresh Stock of Choicj
Candies in thin week.
Cartonating and Battling
MITCHELL & HUMMING, Proprietors.
Manufacturers of Lemonade, (•inf-ei' Ale, Surf
tui'iitrillii. Cillers. Kir.
All Orders Promptly Attended To|
Tolopliono 20, l\ 0. Box '.».
Restaurant and Chop Honse
l.'o.MMuitciAi. Street,
Victoria Crescent.
Cannot   lie  surpassed In tin-
City. We keep a special line of
Choice Teas and Coffee,
Canned Fruits, Etc.
Don't go elsewhere until vou have tried
-:- THE ABCADE -:-
Where they Defy nil Competition,
j. h. McMillan,
lo Victoria Crescent.
P. O. KlIX •>Sl.
Telephone 7.0.
Nanaimo Meat Market,
Wholesale and Retail Denlera In »ll kinds ol
_.    Fresh and Salt Meats,
"'"  Sausages, Etc ,
Media Dollverod—
To any part ofilic City fret' of elinrso,
special Attention iml<! to Shipping Orders.
A Trial Solicited,
City Auctioneer
Al?. Commission Merchant
SALES ootid noted in Wellington, Union
and Adjoining IHstriuts.
Johnston Block, Nanaimo.
People who Appreciate a
Hnve thelrprefeoiipMons dispensed at
Their Prices are Right, Telephone 8,
Oysters in every style.
Meals, 'Joe. und upwards.
Good Beds, 25c. and upwards.
Spring Chicken always on band1,
Try Pliilnort's Tomato Catsup
20(i, mul 60c. per liottle.
We Never Sleep.       Open Day and Night.
Cuban Cigar Factory.
Our Cigars ore made of the Choicest Havana
Tobaccos, our famous
Cuban Blossom *»»
Black Diamond
Aro palled for everywhere, and uro superior to
any Imported cigar.   Made by Union Lulior.
    M. J. BOOTH, Wharf Street.
Land Agent and Conveyancer,
Town tots and Farms for Sale,   Money to Loan
on Mortgage at low rates.
Agent for the United Fire Insurance Company
of Manchester, Knghmd,
Lodge Notices.
Merman Lodge, No, .?■.'.', Son, of St,
George.—Regular weekly meeting Is held
in Hubert's Mull, Wharf street, on Pat-
i'iiday evening at 8 o'ulouk. Visiting
brethren cordially Invited t<> attend.
l-'iiKu. Wauktakf, See, !
Supplement to TEbe Irtanaimo flftail
<1L GRANT $500
|(the Celebration of the
?en's Birthday.
vBy-Law Postponed—Ceme*
Be Extended and Side-
calk Laid to Gate.
eourt of revision. The motion carried
and the following members appointed:
Aid. Wilson, Morton, McDonald and Sinclair.
In rebly to Aid. Planta, Mayor Davison said the Municipal Clauses aet was
now in force, and
Aid. Planta safd that, in that event,
the loan by-law for the Millstream bridge
would have to be framed anew. It was
hardly probable, he thought, that ratepayers would grunt the amount necessary to rebuild the bridge, and as there
was not enough money in the treasury
for the purpose, be would move that the
Street committee be directed to bring in
I a report at tbe next meeting us to the
I probable cost of repairing the bridge.
Aid. Wilson thought it was not fair to
ng Aid.  Foreman   (who had
i;(l away on business), a full
present at the Council meet-
■ y evening, when the following , premme tlmt tttxpBy9n, would  not con
- .is transacted: | Hent to the rebuilding of tbe bridge, and
communications, ; that, as soon as the law was understood,
lhe directors ol  the  Hospital  the petition would be forthcoming
>y  M. Wolfe secretary, stilling
irlcs Hughes had been
the hospital for some
curable, they asked that the ne
Heps be taken lo
to   the
/Ml/, vWM'#v
7^ }
Md. Planta explained it. would require
un 111- one-tenth of the assessable property retime, und  presented on the petition.
A\d. Morton   and Sinclair coincided
have him ail-   with Aid. Wilson, believing it would be
Provincial  Old  Men's  throwing  money   away   to  repair the
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dB&m mm
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i Kamloops.   (In motion ol Aid.   budge
it was ordered that the requeBt.    Aid. McDonald favored the motion, as
tiled with lit merely called for an estimate of the
,   the clerk' of the School Hoard,  cost of repair, which would be necessary
for a credit of 1829.82 on account in the event of the loan being relused.
' rul School construction. Received j    The motion then carried,
ii and credit granted. tiik exi-losivk BY-LAW.
.(•port of the road foreman was t A*(1_ jjrwllev moved that tho by-law
totalling work done during the U-, Ucgiilate the Storage and Carriage of
on the streets  and inipouiiding Explosives be now affirmed.
Received and Tiled. j„ ,.e.,'y to A\,\t Sinclair, Mayor Davl-
' irs's BIRTHDAY celebration. I son said the by-law would go Into etl'eet
...tition was read, signed by 888 after being published in the B.O.Gas-ette.
/vers asking the Council to donate j Aid. Sinclair thought the colliery com-
o'ward the expenses of celebrating pany should have siiTncient time to make
ucen's Birthday in this city. ! the necessary arrangements lor eouiply-
' motion of Aid. Wilson, Mr. 11. A.   ing with the new law.
aon  who was present to represent1    Aid. \\ ilson thought the matter should
.etit'ioners was allowed to address  be deferred for further consideration, as
ITouncil   lie said: In preparing and  he understood the by-law conflicted with
I'luting t'be petition he hud only been ■ the provincial act with regard to colli/ed liv an earnest desire to sec tiie  lieries .    ,,,
l.roiicr'lv celebrated.   It had always ,    Aid. Morton Bald the provincial law
a red-letter dav In former veins in  only gave collieries the privilege ot con-
' mo, and tbe "evidence of past ex-' veymg explosives to and Inuii their niug-
cewent to show the greatest tlnan- wines, but Hie by-law would prevent
,cnelil to the city was attained bv a  them hauling powder to the men ill ex-
lavs'celebration.   The celebration   press wagons all over the city.
»ear would have been mure success-      Aid.   \\ estwooil   claimed   that   large
with better weather, but as it was quantities ol explosives were allowed to
city WM benefited to the extent of  enter other cities, and were landed on
,t or ten thousand dollars. The usiiiil  the dock on \ anconver except whon the
it of *260 was not sufficient for a two   Empress steamers were iii port
.'celebration.    He had taken great      Mayor Davison  intimated  that large
• in securing onlv the signatures of quantities bad  been allowed to enter
mayors, and four-fifths of the prop- Johannesburg also.
 i ..." .1...     The motion was then withdrawn, and
further action postponed pending Investigation.
BREWERS* mi-ens*.-.
  Aid. Planta called for a report of the I
s having been received from adjacent committee on the requestol the Victoria |
us expressing a desire ol the citizens Brewery Co. to have refunded a license
ome here and celebrate.  He thought  fee of IflOO, claimed to have been collect-
Council would be justified In donat- ed illegally.
the amount asked iu view of the     Aid. Bradley said the committee were!
not prepared to report, but for himself
he believed lhe refund should be made.
After some discussion a motion bv Aid.
I'lanta prevailed Unit the matter lie re-
A1<1. Miu'iell coincided with the views ferred to Magistrate Simpson for legal
(pressed by Mr. Simpson, and moved opinion,
mt the petition be received and |500 be ; cemetery  ai'K.uhs.
minted as prayed for.    Aid. McDonald      0n motlon the Council resolved itself
•comic.!, into a Cemetery committee, and the tol-
Ald. Wilson (chairman ol the Hnanee |owing tenders were opened tor clearing
itnmlttee) sympathised with the object .m, ftcreg0( |„,„| (,„• tiie extension of tho
f the petitioners, bill thou.hl they wcie eemet,ery ;„ ., southerly direction: tico.
lot taking into consideration the linaii- j„yoe   Jifl-j.  (;,.„, Parsons, |240*  Ueo.
ial condition of the city ami the many 8a 6|  .;,--,.   Henry   Dawson, jr.,  itllKI;
tilings that had to be provided for with v\   lV. A_ McDonald, HOO; Hon. Byford,
1         |427; A. (jalloway, <448- Daniel Stew-
"-owners were represented on the
ition. He thought (500 was not an
orbitant sum, and believed eight or
i dollars would be received for every |
Ie expended, a number ot eommunlea-
..erouslv-signed petition, and, had
j lime hot been limited, be believed
could have secured lhe signatures of
the ratepayers iu the city.
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A Full Assortment at the Lowest Market Rates
JOB   WORK «=»*-
Promptly Attended to.
All kinds <it
Tin and Sheet-Iron Work.
Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo
inili.,. Tol, BO.   P.O BoxlO,   Reddendo Tel. ML
Fnneral Director and Embalmer
Graduate of tin? Oriental, iii»> Eureka,
the Now York and Clark's
Schools "t Embalming,
1, 3 and 5 Bastion St., Nanaimo
Bakery and
Invites Inspection and Comparison
us to Quality and Price.
Awarded  First Prize al the Agricultural Show.
Bastion Street, opp. Telegraph Offloe
llhc limited amount at their disposal
|i'be estimates for the year allowed only
.jiiii for donations ior "all purposes, and
ledld not think they snould exueed that
^niount for the 24th.     He would like to
art, ;.5,h).
On motion of Aid, Planta,th -contract
was awarded to Ueo, Joyce.
Un motion of Aid. Morton, it was or-
iiuve seen tiie amounts the petitioners dered that tenders be
were Willing to n'lve set opposile their
names, as it bad been customary to See
wliat citizens would donate before the
I Council were asked to contribute, lie
moved an amendment that |200 be do
ited for
Btructiug a Blx-toot sidewalk from the
present limit mi the Coiupx road to tbe
cemetery irate.
Aid, Westwood asked that Mr, llaslain
be allowed to remove a larue piece of
natod, and in addition that tbo park be granite from the land to be cleared, but
put in proper condition (or the celebra-  this*wns objected to on the ground that
.     ... ■■-!■•  that 111,9 contractor for the work had probably
tion.   In all  fairness be thought
wus all the city should donate
Aid. I'lanta disagreed with Aid, Wilson, as he thought the representative
nature of the petition showed that the
taxpayers were willing to pay the amount
asked (or,  In reference to the estimatos      	
he Bald several savings had been made, council adjourned
Including ifl.'iU on the townsltesidewalk,
which would permit oi the appropriation being made.
Aid. Morton was inclined to favor tin-
view taken by Aid. Wilson, and did not
agree with Aid. I'lanta regarding tbe estimates, as, while savings may be made
in some respects, tn others aldltional
expenses were incurred.    Taking Into
consideration the prevailing depression
and the probability ol having to pay for
the Millstream bridge out of the general
fund, he thought J.iitKi was too much lor
the city to pay.    He "lid nut think tliosu
wlio signed the petition expected that
such a large donation would be made,
but were il •.'ranted he believed they
would blame the Council at tho end of
the year if they found contemplated improvements luiil been neglected In consequence, lie thought, however, while
|5D0 was too much, (300 was not enough,
ami would favor making the donation
*800. .    ,
Mayor Davison said it was a mistake
to suppose that I860 bad been appropriated last year, as the sum wus only if 11 HI,
Aid.   Martc" '   "
figured on Beuurlng the boulder
On motion of  Aid, Morton, the clerk
was directed to ascertain what amounts
were due the Cemetery Board and present a statement at its next meeting.
Tbe   committee   then   rose  ami   lhe
W '//■■ //// //f -«-<?
^     LAMPS, Etc. etc.
lSiuns ami Asim ms Bet up In a thorough workmanship manner.
On Band—Four fine Deers1 Heads,
which will be sold for nricapl setting
them up, Also a tine case ot Birds.
d. s. Mcdonald.
lilt Haliburton Street, Nanaimo.
■'-    -•'■'.,
ommercial Hotel,
Corner Commercial and Bastion si*.
Thi?' )on« established Hotel Is comfortably
fitted up with superior accommodations f'T travelers »n<l oihcrw.
/'/■ /;.;/</.;■ *<*«
None bnt trie bed braiulu ..f Wines, Liquor"
At...mull'.i:iir*..ii»|.i'ii*.i..i .a tbe bar,
I.i i*('(, N N Hi., Pro
Jnninnrm III
Harrison's circular says: "During the
week there have been 11 arrivals ironi
the coast collieries with 20,928 tons and
4:in tons from Australia. The free arrivals for the past few days have all been
delivered to consumers direct, so that
the yarded stock is not increasing, The
yards generally are pretty well piled up
and, as usual, there is an over supplv of
sonic grtSdes  and  a  scarcity of others j
still consumers can always be Induced
to substitute another fuel for the one
they usually utilize.     Newcastle brands
are In very light supply and will remain
so for several weeks to come, but there
are British Columbia steam coals which
can be advantageously substituted, There
is no change of values, us the coast mines
arc generously tilling all domands and
are pienareil to inline low figures for future deliveries; if they did not, shippers
from Australia and Swansea would cut
seriously Into their trade.   Pl-elght iiuo-
To-dav we have him, us wo have hud him long before, vomiting torrents of abuse- like a volcano but, like
an extinct volcano-(oheers)-impotent to launch lire, but still potent to emit mud and smoke, which to be
sure can soil, but 1 can tell him can never hurt.   (Cheers.)—Lauiueu's Repia to Sir ( habi-kb, April 8.
HAllKKR ,v POTTS, Danuion and solicitors.
i ..inmt-rcijil Rtreot.
i.   r CAKE, Barrlitor aud Solicitor, Room 11,
1'.  Johtnton Block.
ircINXES & MilNNKS,  Barrlaton, Room 6,
,      |        .  „   tRtionS "for coal from  the colonies
tliiuight tbe donation  England are weaker, as there is an a-
would be a paying Investment on uc-
count of the benefit to lie derived.
Aid. Bradley seconded the amendment
as he thought, in view of the statement
made by tne chairman of the Finance
committee, the amount was ton much lot
the city to pay. Besides, he thought the
those who profited most by the celebration should contribute  most toward It.
Mayor DavlBon suggested there might
be other celebrations during the year
Ihat donations would be asked for. . f0-|owa..
Aid. Planta believed the larger dona-  U8L" "a •*>»"«•-•
tion the eitv nave, the larger amount the j Wellington	
citizens would contribute, anil what lien-   \;,,w Wellington
ellt the city received would be shared Bonthfleld 	
by all. , .,    . i Seattle     	
Tlm amendment was then put and lost ury,,,,*;	
by the following vote 1  Ayes—Mayor Da*  rj009 |-llv
jumulatlon  of  disengaged tonnage in
those sections, ami ihis appears lo be
the port that most Shipowners seek, al-
tnough present and future grain freights
aro quoted at discouraging figures. No
definite Information froim Australia has
been received relative to labor troubles;
but next week will decide the same conclusively, us April 2-1 was the date named
for the miners to go out,"
Prices of coal are quoted In San l'ran-
    |8 00
     8 Oil
    7 rxi
 f,5 OOjrn BO
     5 BO
     4 50
     ti M
     7 50
Urvinbo     V 50
Cumberland, in bulk *i:-i.5ti; sacks 16 00
Pennsylvania Anthracite Egg   IS 00
Oannel    8 00
Hock BprlngS, Castle  Onto  and
Ploasantvallev    7 «0
vlson. Aid.Wilson and Bradley, ,*)«>'»— Wallsend .
Aid. Sinclair. Martell, Westwood I'lanta  >•,.„.,.!,
and McDonald.
Aid. Morton moved to amend by mak-
iui* the donation 1800, which was lost by
a similar vote, Aid. Morton voting With
the minority. .
The original motion was then put nml
carried by a reverse vole.
ASSKSBMENT    llOI,l,-('OUIlT   (If   11KVIHION. In an OttttWU llis|lllt('.ll of tllC 15th
The clerk reported the assessor had 'i «,., i-Tft8ilin, is reported as savinc in
returnedtohin, lbe«iHseSB.„ent-rollfor,)hoHou(|o lha)  „ >M  M|  cor)plftu.
%S"moSon'orAld. Wilson, the court ;cnts were in favor of remedial lcgis-
of revision was ordered to meet Weilnes- httion." If that report is true, Mr.
diiv, May 27, at lo ». in.  He also movedI H.in a worthv confrere of the tireat
my, ...nj *•»**"**'**■,"■■.— i   Mni  n,iB n mi
bat the Mayor appoint four members of | -        .
be Council to act with himself as a, atreicner.
the Counc
Catholic Endorsement.
Speaking at the Young Men's
Liberal convention at Ottawa, Uev.
Ralph Duff of Georgetown, in seconding n vole of confidence In Hon.
Wilfred Laurier, suid:
I am here, not in my character as n
minister of the (lospcl, hut us U citizen
anxious i o sec t li is ureal con in ry advance
uiiil prosper. With all my heart, 1 say
that 1 am proud, us a Prutestant, to be
able to second a resolution of confidence
in the linn. Wilfred Laurier, a Roman
Catholic French-Canadian, I will trust
my political future in his bunds without
fear or misgiving. I admire bis statesmanship and love him because be is
The chief aim of the amendments
to the Ciiinie act is to prevent the
wholesale anil wanton ■slaughter by
Indians and others in and out of
season, und to secure proper close
times for the various species. Perhaps thc most important amendment is that which will make the
Indian and the white man equally
amenable to this act. and hereafter
the Indian will beobli^ed to respect
the game law us much as any other
provincial not outside of his reserve.
There is scarcely a page of our
tariff from which Illustrations could
not be drawn to show that our tariff
discourages industry, or that it is
constructed not so much in the general interest ns in thnt of some particular person or company that lias
managed to get the ear of the Minister of Finance.—Principal Grant.
I Ninety per Cent, of nil tho people need to Inkc
I a coiinie of Uooar« Bamparllls nl tins lesson to
, prevent that run-down condition pi tho systern
I which Invitee duettos. , ,
I lluod'o Pills nre purely vegetablo nn.l do not
I purge, puln or gripe.   All druggists; 'iie.
Cleveland's the Choice.
The New York World bus come
to the conclusion that Cleveland,
notwithstanding the third - term
prejudice, is logically the candidate
of the Democratic party. It bus
been testing the opinions of leailiiit;
Democrats upon ibe point, and
after a canvas of the slate Democratic committees, finds that, out of
tin- nit) delegates who will be at the
Chicago convention three months
hence, 268 are favorable to Cleveland, 102 rlutly against him, 448
prefer some other candidate, while
'.12 would be for any free-silver candidate, lt is conceded that a declaration by the President that he
would allow his name lo go before
the convention would increase the
number of delegates favorable to
him considerably. His Blrength lies
in the fact that not one of the other
names mentioned, with the exception of Mr. Whitney, is of national
dimensions, lt is pretty well recognized that President Cleveland is
stronger among the people than
among the politicians, for many of
the acts that are distasteful to the
latter commend him to tbe regard
of the former.
*a>'v ■  ,; »
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<■-. L»»«l»*  ,.  Q   I
i    - S?   V")
m '        *';^
h-/r r^fE
If yon do, it'll make a greet difference
wltli the youngsters and n still greater
dUTerence with you, They'll bo better
shod than they possibly could lie elsewhere and at n t-onsldornbly less cost,
When you can save money by buying
lictier goods, youv'e struck u vood imi-
tatlon of a honan/.a. That's wluit you'll
always Bnd in our stock—the best juvenile footwear In Nanaimo, You can't
boat cither our goods or prices, Von
might as well try to beat a drum with a
Johnston Uloek, Comnioroiai Btreet,
IWOOli .v YiiiNo, Darrtotoro,
..iiuiiiT.M.il nnil liui.lii.il ^lr^.»■l^.
\*.\nwiniti a Yttrst;, Darrlotero, corner ol
ri-l   UAUliY. Rotanlo Dnididsl, Wlaflold Creo-
1.  cm.   lr> lliinly's Pile Ointment
i,ti. MASON, boutlit. Kxlractlngaopeololtv,
U   Qiuaud KtherodmllilBtei-ed.
iniu-e. Odd'Follow'o blook, Nanaimo.
W.I. CURRY. D, n. s,.i,r,.,.ii Blook    i ir>i-
.  .'ins?, work guaranteed.
pRKSCBNT PHARMACY. II \i.i. A -n om in.
' |.rii|.rli'i.>rN. VlotorlftCrcwont. Olopeuilhs
nnd tioalti ri-l 11.***-* it ipeelnU*
M. IKIWEI.I., AT KIN-, w it- 'N CO., Llmltod.
Medical llnll, corner. ommoroUl mid Button itroou.  Telophono I ■
VANMMO HYi: WORKS, I- ii -tne i Inn.n. |
■>   iii.ii Itopntiinj   11 Slcol mreet,
C LIIahi ros, Monnsoi
City Market
Wholesale and Retail Butcners
T. O. Box 227 Telephone 7-8
Market, Bautjon Street.
Bteamon »"'i shipping nuupHod on Bhotl nottoo
M Wh.ili-Mili' I'rtii's.
Ask for -:-    (j
Lawrence's ia^
Champagne Oidss
Soda Water
11,1. A
llstl   MARKET,
n    M tllSll, Wholomlo  Oenlei  In floh dud
-1*     Umne, Haotlon street, Nanaimo,
i.'.iivi. HOTKI,  VV, BTiak, Proprietor  Vlo-
-f   lorin iri'Mi'iil.
1   Proprietor.  Vlotortalltooeent,
MWnUT', rlninictiil in.il lllMlrtilii'c An.-iit,
•   .Inliii-liili llti'i'k.
A   NASH, House  mul sipn Painter, Papor-
. lisnger, oto,   Corner Alborl nnd Billon
ilrootl.   P.O. box IDS,
l.inUI it \N A   It MlllV. lli'lil l'.klfltu nrolicr*.
1    Itnjtlon otrcot
licltvi-ri'il tree to nil imrin ol city aha vicinity.
jrjop- Piompl mtontlon pnlrl toahlpplngoTdora.
Telephone 2-4. P.O.Box J9.  N»nai-i...
1\   TAYI.olt, llenler in nil  ktndu Dl Niu nml
". BOCond Hun.I r.,nitli.rc. nnd Fnncy Arll-
OlOO nt even- 'icserllittnn.
Next in QtiefUroll t, CoiiimcTclol utrect.
\ 3EE
sag -'-"i ■■-■ m '""—*
On the Opening Day of the Great Sale.   The large store could not hold the crowd.   Dozens went
away without being waited on.   Owing to the short space of time to get the stock in
shape for the date of the sale we were unable to give every article the proper at
tention, but if you want to realize how cheap you can buy odd lines,
It is impossible to enumerate the prices this week, but
Keep your Eye on our Windows.
Our "Western Heritage the Subject  nf this
Column. Which Will be Found   £11.
tertiftlulug nml Instructive.
Carberry has a brass band.
.   Gretna is agitating for village Incorporation.
Winnipeg boasts of SB ictaii bicycle
Evangelist Meiklo is about to hold a
series ot services at Kegina.
A gang of professional thieves have
boon operating at Vancouver,
Robt. Morrison, ot Sourie, died there
very suddenly of heart failure.
May 1st has been Eet apart as Ar'uoi
Uay by tiie Manitoba government.
Birtle mnnicip 1 council has passed a
resolution to abolish statute labor.
Tbe Presbyterians of Hat Portage contemplate the erection of a tew church.
The Potter House, an old landmatE at
Winnipeg, has been destroyed by tire.
tl. F. e, J. tialt. of Winnipeg, have
opoued a branch tea house in Toronto.
The Lake of the Woods '.amber cut
this season will be about thirty million
It is expected that Eugene Debs, the
treat labor leader, will visit Winnipeg
in May.
His expected that the Dominion government will erect a Lew post orHce at
Bat Portage.
The annual meeting ofthe C. P. il. has
been held. Encouraging reports were
presented, and the old beard of directors
was re-elected.
Supt. Mollatt, of the N. W.M. P., at
Prince Albert, is charged with unlawfully
o'x-ninK letters.
Another remarkable and unexpected
Bold find has been discovered in the
Kootenay district.
A Minneapolis di-patch says a party of |
eight I'. S. explorers were drowned re-j
cently in Rainy River,
It is said that Mr.  A. A. C. Lariverie.
of Proveueber, will have opposition  inl
the coming Dominion election.
Mr. R. Ironside, of Gordon & Ironside,
writes the Tribune that everything points
towards low prices for stock the coming
There aro since the recent division of]
Severn!  old   municipalities   at   the   last
session   of   the    Manitoba     egis ature. |
eighty-four •nunkipalitiee inthe province
Dr. Frank Wesbrook, son of ex-mayor
Wesbrook, of Winnipeg, has been married
to Miss Anne Taylor, second daughter of
Hon. T. W. Taylor, chief justice of Manitoba.
The Bell farm at Indian Head ie to be
broken up into quarter sections. The
people in the neighborhood are much
pleased about this, as It will increase
business there.
It is reported that Mr. V,'. Eecktou, a
wealthy Englishman at Caunington
Manor, will offer himself as a candidate
for 1-lastern Assiniboia ?.-. the next
general elections.
The following appointments are gazetted in the Manitoba (.-a ette To be
justices of the peace. J. B. Michie, Ariz
ona; Isaac l.eece, of Holmfie il; W. H.
bowden, of Souris: I1. S. Weir, of Band.
The opponents of the Dominion government have decided to hold a convention on Friday, 24th of April, at Shoal
Lake, to unite on a candidate to oppose
Dr. Roche, the Conservative nominee lor
St. Paul and district was vieited bv a
severe snow-storm the la-: of March.
Incoming trains were much delayed,
Among the phenomena reported were
thunder aud lightning in the :..;dst of
of heavy sleet Btorms.
Nelson has been ma ie the head ollico
for all the Canadian Pacific branch lines
in Kootenay. so as to more readily effect
settlements between tbe railway company and the Columbia it Kootenay
Bteam Navigation company.
At a recent meeting of the Moose .'aw
Liberal Conservative association a resolution was passed, askinsr the government
to give the Northwest Territories a representative in the cabinet, and suggesting
the name of Mr. N. I'. Dauu "for the
A special meeting of thedislrict I 'range
lodge held at Hamilton lately passed a
resolution strongly condemn nir the action o( Alex McKay, M. P . in voting f..r
the remedial bill. A letter from' Mr.
McKay defending his course was received
with derisive hoots.
i in or.r recent trip to the Manitou dis-
trlot we vlidted thelogalna camp ol the
Ontario and Woltern I umber company,
on Big Manitou lake. Abont !■ men are
employed in this, amp and 2,000,000 leet
of logs will be readv lor the drivers when
the Ice goes ont.—Fort Francis Nok-.
John M. McQuillan, formerly cf Toronto, now provincial manager for the Dominion Building and Loan Society, has
been appointed Consul for Ecuador for
all Canada. Consul McQuillan is taking
vigorous steps to increase trade between
Canada and Ecuador. There are now
nine foreign consuls in Vancouver.
The following transfers have been made
in the Northwest Mount, d polico: Inspector Whito Fraser, of Maple Ore k,
has been transferred to Kegina: Inspector Routledge, of A division, Maple Creek,
will go to Fort Saskatchewan: Inspector
Howard will relieve Inspector Snider at
Kdmonton, and Inspectors Haider and
Hearth will go to Maple Oreek,
Manitoba can claim a place in the records for large families, there teing one
of them a few miles south of Minnedosa
consisting of eighteen children and the
father and mother, all living. Two sons
are married, leaTing the other sixteen
children at home, so that daily ttere are
eighteen persons to sit down to the
family table.—Minnedosa Tribune.
The Edmonton Pork Packing company
have purchased 240,000 pounds of live
hogs during the season ending March
81st.   This represents nearl •  110.000 IB
cash paii to the farmers of the dltfHSct.
The company w 11 resume pti-sfclrjg-tn the
fall, in any case, and perhaps *?ooner, as
they are considering the advisability of
providing cold storage so that they can
cam* on business in the summer.
A Vancouver dispatch says: J. Hampton, mail clerk, has mystei ions': y disappeared. Two or three days ago" h- was
seen to getorT the cars at North Bend,
since which time all trace of him has
been lest. The river in dose proximity
to the track is the oniy place the mau
could effectually disappear in by accident
or design. The missing man came here
a few months ago from the pestofflce
inspector's oilice, London. Ont.
The employees of the Enp'.ish owned
.Silver King mines. Nelson. B. C, are to
have the liberty of abstention from work
on Sundays 88 a result of pressure brought
to bear on the directorate in England bv
the Sunday Observance sneiety, Many
ofthe mines of West Kootenay work
seven days a week, a circumstance that
will likely arouse considerable opposition
among provincial observors of the sabbath who are strorg in numbers and
Frank Saunders, agent of tbe Nreat
Northern railway, at l.angdon. N IV, attempted to commit suicide lately, as a
consequence of an examination of his
books hy the travelling auditor of the
Great Northern. The troubles originated
over an option dea: managed by Saunders. The audit had not progressed very-
far when it became evident there would
be a shortage, estimated at |M,000 in
Saunders' accounts. It ischar-ied he has
forged telegrams and used ell sorts ot
meaus to canceal bis speculations.
The Manitoba department of agriculture has issued another pamphlet on
"Noxious Weeds and Kow to Destroy
Them." the supply of the former bulletin
issued in 180S, having become exhausted
and as weeds, like smut, must be destroyed, the department at once realised the
importance of dealing with the sub set in
another pamphlet. These will be destribut-
ed to the reeves and clerks of councils,
crop correspondents and farmers' institutes: all others wili be supplied bv the
department on application to the chief
P.oselond, B. C. now boasts o: a gold
mine located and worked in the public
street, men being busy blasting a rich
ledge revealed on Spokane street, opposite
the Howard Hone.* hotel. The street in
• jtiestion is a leading thoroughfare and
with its surface under the strong temptation ofthe find, large liberties are tem-
pcrarilv being taken, pending civic
incorporation. The West Kootenay ore
output for the first two months of the
year, show- a remarkable advance in
yield, and amounts to over 15,00 LV..
tons of gold and silver ore respectively.
There will yet. however, result almost
immediately a further enlargement of
Bad luck follows the Aehfor,! famiiv
of Vancouver. A short time ago the
father killed his wife and two children in
a tit of insanity, and afterwards killed
himself. Three children survived. Une
was married to a popular young man
named Jno. Dunn. Th? other dav bis
mangled remains were brought to his
distressed young widow, who has had
more than her share of trouble in this
world. The evening before. Jno. Dunn,
who was but J' ■ years old, was coupling cars at Huntington station, on the
Canadian Pacific, when ne was iolted on
to the rails, the tender literally cutting
him in two. Nothing was known ol the
accident until he wa3 found on the track.
Tho Grunt Work That la Being D"ne by
Bright -Ul-.Hls lu Alleviating Human
Suffering A Cu-ie A Hording a striking
From thi Erin Advocate
From the time when man first peopled
the earth down to the present day. the
mystery of pain has rilled all hearts with
wonder and terror. What are its causes,
why is it permitted, aud what its uses
arc in the great economy of nature'.- All
these questions men have asked of themselves and of one another, and the iiies-
tion has found no solution. All that can
be done is to devise ways of relieving
physiclal suffering, and* bright minds
have assisted tender hearts in bringing
aid to the afflicted. AU the vast resources of nature's laboratory have been
pressed into service to the end that tortured bodies might have surcease from
anguish, an.', know tbe peace that only
health can hring. And what more natural than that these poor victims of
disease, thus released from suffering
should desire to aid in the extension of
the knowledge of the meant whereby
they have been benefitted?
S'ich a one is Miss DruclUIa shingier,
cf Krin. i'nt. who tells a tale of pain
endured through wearv years, and of
finalrelief and cure through tbe use of
Dr. Williams' pjnk Pills." tha greatest
medicine ofthe age.   Miss Shingier says:
•,,rv ■     .. ——.J       ' .
General As.iei.iMy litiburseineuts.
The Presbyterian general assembly
augumentation committee met this afternoon and passed the following claims for
services rendered the past six months in
the presbyteries named Quebec, $1,681;
Montreal.81,000; Glengarry, $287; Ottawa, $60 Brookville, Si6'2; Lanark aud
Renfrew. $176; Kingeton,$bl 3; Peteiboro,
$860; Lindsay. $•<:■: Toronto. 9854;
Orangeville. $487; Barrie. Si ;. Owen
Sound, JUDO: Algoma. $125 Hamilton.
$712; London. $612; Chatham, $246; Bar-
nia,$225; Huron. $2S7 Maitland, SllJ:
Bruce, !U*J" Winnipeg, &2i 4 Heck Lake,
Hop; Glenboro. 575; Meiita.$71; Pram on,
$16e; Minnedosa. $1 ;": Kegina. $78; Calgary. $100; Kamloops. $87; Westminster.
)■".", Victoria, H86,
The treasurer presented a statement
regarding the fund, showing that nearly
$8,001 wa- still necessary in order to end
the year free cf debt. After lengthened
consideration, it was agreed to pav tbe
claim? in full for the past si>. months,
and issue an urgent appeal to congregations of the church for'liberal contributions on behalf ofthe fumi. prior to April
:'."th, to enable the committee to .-nd the
year free of debt.
A careful estimate was prepared ofthe
amount re.ji-.ired for the maintenance
work for the year beginning on May !.
IS'.".. This-bowed the sum of $28,000
to be cecsssary to meet the demands.
This amount wili be allocated among the
several presbyteries of the church, and
steps taken to «ecure COBttnuc ' interest
in behalf of the fund.
Mr*. Strain.   I formerly of Winnipeg Suing
Her Himbaml for Alluiouy.
The question whether a v.-ifa can
accept a lumpsum in lieu of permanent
alimony to which she has became entitled
under a judgment by the court, arose at
Toronto recently in connection with the
suit by Mrs. Annie Strain, formorly of
Owen Sound, now of Toronto. The
parties were married in L876, and for
years resided in Winnipeg. The suit was
to set aside a deed of separation, which
her husband, .foseph Strain, jr.. who
resides near Owen Sound, claims released
him from tbe operation of the judgment
for alimony, which his wife obtained
four monthB before the execution of the
deed. This judgment wasfor$40a mouth.
The deed of separation was for$:.00 and
for this Mrs. Strain claims she was induced by her husband to sign the deed.
Tho document provided that "she was
not, nor waB any person In her behalf, to
molest or to interfere with the defendant
nor thereafter commence any action for
restitution of conjugal rightn or attempt
to compel the defendant to allow her
alimony, support or maintenance." The
doed gave to her husband the custody of
their two children. The case is a new one
in Canadian court.
Mother—Come, Fritzel, why are you
so naughty to-day, net when" auntie is
paying us a visit - Fritz—Cause auntie
told me tfcat if I was a good boy she
would sing for us this evening.
Twelve years ago I became afflicted with
rheumatism, from which I have eu-'ered
greatly. Two years later this trouble
was .'.ggravated bv a growth which start-
ed in toe throat, and which each ye«w
became larger and larger, until it finally
became so bad that I could not obtai'r.
any sleep, as when I would lie down it
would till my throat, causing a feeling of
suffocation. What I surfered is almost
beyon ; description, and all the medical
aid I had did me no good, ami I was told
that I could oniy hope for relief through
the medium of an operation. 1 dreaded
such a course and declined undergoing
the operation. All this time the 'rheumatism was taking a tinner hold upon
my system, and I felt like giving up in
despair ! io?.t the power of mv limbs
and. my hands got so bad that I could
searcely bold anything. At this stii'ie a
friend, who from personal experience had
strong faith in Dr. Williams.' Pink Pills.
bought me a supply, atul urged me to try
them. I thought I felt an improvement
after I had used a little more than a box.
ami after using then, for a few weeks
there was no longer room to doubt that
they were helping me. 1 was taking the
Pink Pills in the hope of finding relief
from the rheumatism, but to ray great
joy, I found that the medicine waa not
only driving this painful malady from
my system but was aiso driving
away the growth in my throat.
The result was that after I had.
used about a do::en boxes of Pink Pills
1 was completely cured, and, although a
considerable time has now elapsed. I
have not had a recurrence of either trouble, and an. enjoying the beet of health.
For the help my statement may be to
others, I am only too glad to add my
testimony to the long iist of wonderful
cures, such as mine, that have been
wrought by the use of Dr. Williams' Pink
This greatest of nineteenth century
medicines positively cures al! trouble's
arising from a disordered or weak state of
the blood, or ehatterod nerves. If you
are feeling week or depressed, Dr. Williams'Pink Pills act as a prompt tonic,
and if seriously iii no other remedy tan
so promptly restore you to health aud
strength. The genuine Pink Pil'- are
put up in round wooden boxes, the
wrapper round widen bears the full trade
mark, "Dr Williams'Pink Pills for Pale
People. Do not oe persuaded to take
a: me substitute.
A. C. P. R, Train Wrecked.
A successful attempt wae made to
wreck the C. P. P.. express the other
night at Bathurst. a few mi'.c-s west of
Perth on the way to Montreal. The engine
went off tbe track and diagged four
passenger cars half way down a ten foot
embankment where they canted ovor.
Tbe sleeper fortunately did not leave the
track. Them was a panic on boaid but
nobody was very seriously irjured,
though   passengers (i. B. Boy and c.
Morin, of Montreal, and Mail Clork
Hetherington were badly cut and bruised.
Investigation showed tbe a Pair to be tho
work of train wreckers, tbe tish plates
and bolts hiving been removed from ono
of the joints. A relief train was sent out
from Smith's Kails and the track cleared
in a fow hours.
Comfort Outdoors.
The outdoor worker is always at the
mercy of changing weather and finds it
haid to get clothing that will protect him
thoroughly. If, buying clothirg, you
select lines made with Fibre Chamois
Interlining you are sure of the best possible comfoit, for this cheap material is
not only completely wind-proof and rainproof, but is very light and adds no bulk
'•I really can't understand." said the
fond mother to the photographer, "why
1 ou should insist in charging double for
photographing the baby, when even the
grasping street car corporation lets him
ride free!" 	
Photographer—Your pose is all right,
my friend, but don't you think a smile
would be an improvement'.' Jerseyman
—Guess it would,   Fetch on the nectar."
Nell—Choilie told me last night he
thought my face would stop an angel in
its flight. "Belle—Don't you thick you'd
better practice on a clock first, my dear.
A Ion Girl in Her 'Teens.
HUH    A     GRATEfTL     MOTHER     IN
A Grauil Medicine to  Tide  Over  Critical
Periods tn the   I.lyes of   Young
(>ne of the best things that can be said
of that great medical discovery, South
American Nervine, is that it is a health
builder, imparting strength just at the
time when strength is most needed. There
are times in the lives of everyone, and
particularly young girls, wheu if conditions ar? not watched closely, the heaith
for all time to comeis impaired. As Null
be noticed from what Mr. I .eo. Booth, of
i iraugevile. Ont., has to say, she learned
that South American Nervine just rilled
the particular place, required at a particular and trying time In the life of her
daughter. She says : "My daughter
Alice had been in very poor' health for
nearly two vears with nervous prostration and indigestion and other com-
plaints which girls in their teens are subject to. she was frequently confined to
bed,and could not for cays retain anything
on her stomach. Hairing our family
physician's treatment. I found no hopeful sign, and we had begun to despair of
her recovery, as she gradually became
worse, and severe pains had fixed themselves in her chest and stomach. I had
at different times read cf South American
Nervine* and its numerous cures, and was
prevailed on by our local druggist to
make a test, as he was able to tell me of
several neighbors who had been cured
by it. To my great surprise relief came
almost immediately after my daughter
commenced to use the first bottle. Tbe
pain left her after the first day, and in a
few days she could eat well, and after
taking a few bottles she is to day strong
and healthy."
The secret is that South American Nervine in every ca3e gets at tho seat of the
trouble. It operates on the nerve centres, from which emanates the strength
that is accessary to good health.
Inside and ()otalde.
Internally used Burdock Blood Bitters
cleanses, purifies and tones every organ
of the system. In all caseB where sores,
ulcers, blotches, or scrofula, appear on the
surface an outward application exercises
wonderful powers over tho skin and
liesh, healing them completely without
leaving a scar.   Here is a case in point:
After having used Burdock Blood Bitters for scrofula in the blood I feel it my
duty to make known the results. 1 wae
trsated by a skilled physician, but he
failed to cure me. I had three running
sores on my neck which could not be
healed until I tried B. B B., which healed them completely, leaving tho skin
and HeEh sound and whole.
As long as I live I shall speak of the
! virtues of il. B. B., and I feel grateful to
! Providence that such a medicine is provided for .sufferers.
Mf-. VY. Bi.vvett, Acton r,0, Ont.
•'To my mind.'' remarked Sqtlildig,
"Nansen's great difficulty is not rinding
the north pole." "What is Nansen's
greatest difficulty '-" a ked McSwllligan.
"Finding his way back home.''
Books and Pictures fur
25 Wrappers.
Bond for a list o/
400 Books aad 8 Pintores ■
QUIOK RELIEF aud sure cure follow
tiie use of Norway Pine r-yrup in all diseases • f the Throat and i.'ings, Coughs,
Colds, Hoarseness, etc. Price 25c, all
"One of the -trong points about this i
| carpet,  ma'am,"  said the salasinan.  "is
tha: it won't show dirt as plainly as some
others.    Vou wouldn't have to sweep  it
nsariy  as   often  as "    'T shouldn't]
have to syeep it at all, young man,"   iu-.
terrnpted  Mrs.    GaBwell,  with   much
sharpness.   "We keep a hired girl."
1 Lowest Prices
I     Ever Quoted.
SCHOOL DESKS    j New Catalogue
RE YOU   «
C:ty lady in the country —I gel so
impatient or the ue*s out nere. The
mails are so irregular' (lid fashioned
grandmother—Lai So they was in my
young days. You couldn't trust 'em at
Belief 1.. Six Hours.
Distressing Kidney and Bladder dis*
e<.'.ses relieved in six hours by the
Sooth American Kidney Gobs."
This new remedy is a great surprise
and delight on account of its exceeding promptness in relieving paiti
in the bladder, kidneys, back and every
part of the urinary passages in male or
female. It relieves retention of water
and pain in passing it almost imai-di-
ately. If you want quick relief and cure
this is your remedy.
Soid by a!! druggists.
"I see you had a Bhop-lifter at your
place the other day, Kerker." "Ves." it's
lucky she came Thursday instead of
Wednesday." "VVbyso " "Everything
she took had been marked down 60 per
cent, if she'd come the day before we'd
have lost that."
Heart Disease Relieved ln 80 Mlnntei.
Dr. Agnew's Cure for the Heart gives
perfect relief in all casor of Organic or
Sympathetic Heart Disease in 30 minutes,
and Hpoedily effects a cure. It i3 a peerless remedy for Palpitation, Shornness of
Breath, Smothering Spells, Pain in Left
side and all symptoms of a Diseased
Heart.   One dose convinces.
Sold by all druggists.
Though winter cease his bluster drear
And skies may smile instead of frown,
We can't believe that spring is near
I'ntil the price of coal goes down.
Catarrh Relieved In 10 to 60 Seconda.
One short puff of the breath through
the Blower, supplied with each bottle of
Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder, diffuses
this Powder over the surface of the nasal
passages. Painless and delightful to use,
it relieves instantly, ana permanently
cures Catarrh, Hay Fever, Colds, Headache, Sore Throat, Tonsilitis and Deafness.   60 cents.
bold by all druggists.
Sho—Marry John Smodier' If there
wasn't another man in the world. I
WOUldn' have him. I'ncle George—Considering the opportunities that would
give him for selection, I think vou are
RhenmatlBm Oared ln a Day.
South American P.hnematic Cure for
Rhuematism and Neuralgia radically
cun)B in one to three days. Its action
upon tho sj-Btem is remarkable and mysterious. It removes at once the cause,
and the disease immediately disappears
The first doso greatly benefits, Seventy-
five conts.
Sold by all druggists.
"Is Smith at home .-"asked the caller,
"Physically, madam," returned the educated servant, "she is. As an abstract
question, the fact cannot be denied. But
in relation to your desire to see her, I
cannot say definitely until I have ascertained Mrs. Smith's wishes in the matter.
Pray be seated until I have received
advices from above.'
A COUGH OR A COLD can be quickly cured by Wood's Norway Pine byrim.
It is a combination of all ths.t ia best in
lung healing medicines.
"I see you have several books by
Charles Reade," observed the visitor who
was looking at the library. Have vou
'Hard Cash' here'.'" "(ifcourse not, sir,"
replied Mr. Boodelle, the eminent contractor, with cool dignity. "I have a
burglar-proof safe."
ALL KINDS of Coughs,Tickling, Hacking, Distressing, Obstinate or merely
slight coughs, yield to the soothing, healing etfectsof Wood's Norway Pine Syrup,
Price 25c, all drnggiats.
"Man wants but little here below,"
At least, so he observes
When he compares his wants with wlnt
He thinks that he deserves.
When we Read or Hear of
we naturally think of
If so, send address for Oa.alogue. We
have the largest rar.ire of glass in Western
Canada, covering 10,000 square feet. Cut
Floweis and Flora! Designs shipped
promptly, on short notice. Cut Rose,
and Carnations always ou band.
K. FRAM'IS. Manager.
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for particulars to
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Eastern Assurance Co.  I ' '
Quebec Fire Assurance Company.
London and Lancashire Life Ins. Oo,
British and Foreign Marine Ins. Co.
Lloyd's Plate Glass Insurance Company
General Agent,
but do it carefully. £jf
There are man} GOOD 4W^
wheels—there ans SOttlQ \\tigfFA
better than other-. .   .
There \$ one best
Th-.* Yellow F« -iw. |
Consult jtturinteresta by
raiding our catnluffuo;   ft
tal-. many tenths about bi*
eyelet,   it» free.
A3CNT  ■UIM.iHI'lM*  4 1
It warms, invigorates and
strengthens the system. Wei!
brewed and thoroughly matured. Recommended by many
physicians in preference to
the imported article.
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Eea : fori atalog,
TlMlHw J. a.
Importers of PhotoirapWc Materials
Agen-.b for	
I Printing, {Developing and  Retouching
for the  Trade.
| We deal in first i-'iass materia, only and
give the host value for the money.
In all diseases that affect humanity there is
some weak link in. the chain A health, some spot
that is the sent of the trouble. Il may be the liver,
it may be the stomach; perhaps it is the bowels or
the kidneys; most likely it is the blood. • Burdock
Blood Bitters goes straight to that spot, strengthens
the weak link in the chain, removes the cause ofthe
disease, 'and restore- health, because it acts with
cleansing force and curative power upon the stomach,
liver, kidneys, bowels and blood.
With good red blood health is assure-tl, without
it disease is certain to come and Burdock
is the only remedy that will positively remove all
blood poisons. In ulcers, abscesses, scrofula, scrofulous swellings, skin diseases, blotches, old sores, etc.,
B.B.B. should be applied externally, as well as taken
internally according to directions. HE BOYS AND GIRLS.
To make lim magnets necessary for
this experiment, any one of three
methods may be used. My the lirst
mot hod i lay the piece of steel  which it
'is desirod to magnetize upon tin1 table,
Draw one polo of a magnet from one
ondofthe steel to tho other; lift tin.
magnet and ri i oat, taking care always
i In stroke the steel in tho same direction
suid always to use tin- same polo of tin'
Jmagnot. Rub in this way one sldo ll
or 12 times, then turn 'lie steel over
nml • real tho otlier side iu the same
manner. Second method! I'm the
steel In ii helix or iH.il of wire mid pass
11 current cf electricity mo,ind ii.
Third method: Uso an electro-magnet
in i lie smne way as the perinnncnt inuy-
not ot the first method was used. •■
you have a friend who has a battery,
Im .■im make you lirst-class magnets in
a very few seconds, it is often possi-
lili to have steel magnetized nl electric
lighting stations.
'IV. show the magnetic curves: Place
the inns; in't under a thin slice! of enrd-
board which is supported by I wo pieces
ol' wood ii1- thick as the magnet I Pig. I .
Vlake .'. small bag ,.f iliiu muslin, and
.mil sift, iron filings from i: upon the
cardboard, Tapping the paper withe
pencil will help thc filings t.. take their
propi i' , ositions. I'.. not use too many
filings, anil nip the cardboard vory
The following arrangements will lie
found :o give interesting figures: A
horseshoe magnet with or without its
,u maturo . Pig. .'. a and I. ; one bar
inagucl Pig. J, i:)i two bar magnet!,
placed i aralh-l and separated by about
l in width of the magnet, and having
like poll s togi -In i' Pig, ■_'. il : two Lai
magnets having their unlike polos together Pig, •_', e : a luir magnet held
vi I Lull...: n bar magnet with a piece
nf sOfl iron mar one end I Fig, 2, g : nil
iron ring with a powerful nuigncl near
ii . Pig. J. !i .
Tlir poll - ..f a magnet may In. distinguished in several way-. Tic mi,
oud i f a thread I" or 12 inches long
around iin- middle ol tho magnet, and
fasten the othei end so as to allow tin
magnet to swing freely,    li   will  - i
itoj swinging ami stand -•> as to point
ninth mid south. The end pointing
north is called iin north end and is
shown by tho sign X or x. It should
In. -marked iu s,,ni,. way a touch ol
paint or a tile mark will do, Sip Pig,
8. (ir If a small i-ompass is to be had,
lho end of the   magnet  which  attracts
tho south pointing end ..f thee pits*,
iiacdlo is tlir 1.1.rib pole,
II pi i-manenl copies of the figures uri
desired, they may bo inad'e a- follows:
Brush a sheet <•' printing paper over
with ii sol ii 1. i. of lanniii, and  place i;
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■ F
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7Z *"
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.,.. fn   - r-ii *.In • ■_  '.  a rtor ri moving
'III    lUllglll't.      I'll.. I    OU   llli-   a  shl , 1   ,,'
I;:'. ( • I lotting i.;.. i ..i.i np| I \ ,i -!';;! i
I... ss'.i . i .. . !■ inii off ih.- papi I'.mosl
of tho filings « || ...|: , ir :,, ii. mul , ini
• be brushed oft when div. li..-..;... dark
mini,- ' :   I ..   ■ a; . ..    I ir.    -• ii plnte ..I
• I.'!.is* iusti a 1 • I ■   . ■-. I'dboii   1 ■ nl,-,
•I.i figures ...' I'lai'i a -.lii.-i I of ferro-
pni-snii- . I  bllll -ia in: I'll pi i mi a boil I'd,
ami iifu r forming the figure, i urofull.v.
plucn tho gluisoii thu blue paper. S'ow
hii the board hi.I.lim* the paper and
■.-lass into the -uu, and allow it to print,
This printing will usually tnko about
15 minutes, the tlmo varying with lhe
paper, the brightness oi the sun. an,!
■ In' tiiicknosa nf :ln' figure. After
printing, the blue paper must be
washed in four or five changes of clean
water, If too light in color aft< i- wash-
Ing, ii indicates too short a tlino ..f
printing; if ton dark, tho contrary, Tin
prints may he dried by laying them
botwoen sheets of, lean paper,
Certain young Indian gentlemen
who are pursuing tho study of the Jaw
in Loudon wcri' invited by tho master
of tho temple to spend an evening at
bis house. The time fixed for the assembling of t lie Interesting party arrived, but nobody came. When nearly an hour had passed In fruitless waiting the master's lady rung fur the
maid—anew one. as it happened, not
yet qultoaccustomed to the ways of
the house. She entered in a state of
considerable excitement, "Have none
ot tho gentlemen arrived?" asked her
mistress, "No,'-answered tho domestic   "bul   a   lot   of   impudent,   nigger
minstrels has been n-ringin1 at the bell,
and 1 have been a-drivin' 'era away,
The Int.paiTivnee of CornhtRlks and Slrftw
For Stock Fertlfllg.
Professor E. B. Voorhees of the New
Jersey agricultural experiment station,
in a bulletin on cornstalks and straw as
hay substitutes, furnishes smne valuable
information to farmers mid answers tlm
ever recurring query as to lim proper
nse of cornstalks and straw lor stock
feeding. As Professor Voorhecs explains,
one reason why corn fodder and straw
have a low feeding value is tluit they aro
coarse foods. They must be made liner
before they lire fed. To obtain the best
results they should lie lined by being
run thn ugh u cutler nml softened either
by mixing with roots ami grain or steamed or dampened with hot water. It may
safely l.e said that un,**ss these things
ore done it will be impossible to obtain
the full feeding value of these coarse
foods. The. saving of three tons of liny
in a m asi n will pay all the cost of cutting and softening stalks and straw.
Attention is called in this* bulletin te
statements made by the French minister, 1 ngrii allure: "It is an error to suppose that animals on the farm are condemned ti Buffer or perish il' the bay crop
fails, for there are countries where horses
ami cattli never receive any bay. and
these (i null icy are renowned for their
cattle." Hogivi-s the following nutritive equivalents I'm- cattle: (Hie hundred
pounds of good average hay.an be replaced by 170 pounds of cal straw, 237
pounds of wheat straw, 130 pounds of
on! i linll'. 11)3 pounds of wheat chaff and
145 pounds of potatoes." Itmust be remembered that while these products in
the quantities given may furnish the
equivalent of nutrition, it does nol follow il.ui they would serve equally well
in miiintainiiiglife if fed alone, A good
feed i* not equally good for all purposes,
and oven animals of the same kind differ
in their capacity lor using feeds. In
England greal progress lias been made
in feeding methods. The cut buy. straw
mid other coarse products are mixed with
sliced root*, lhe feeds added, iiie whole
mass thoroughly mixed and allowed ta
remain some time before feeding. This
method doubtless adds to both the portability nml digestibility of tiie I" :1s.
Pri fessi i Voorhecs gives a number of
rations for dairy cows, horses and fattening steers, but tic so are not intended
as positive rules. Animals must be fed
as individuals, with peculiarities of appetite, digestion nnd assimilation, not us
fixed machines. The remark is mude
lliiil while Block it kept clover hay
should net be sold from the farm, The
importance of retaining the crops on Hie
farm or exchanging their value for commercial fertilizi rs should be well understood, Both cattlo and horses will gain
in wi ighl i :i liberal rations of clover bay.
For young ami growing Bto< k. as calves
and nils, linseed meal. Iran and middlings an tl.i l.est additions to the rough
fodders, stalks and straw, in the way of
feeds. a> they ure rich ill the muscle and
bone forming i onstituuuts, The amounts
required should be ml justed by the feeder ac irding to the age of tin. animals,
A lin.li I <u Tools.
Tin Farm Implement News has illustrated m \> ial designs lor rucks suitable
lor holding various kinds ol tools iu ev-
erydny use. The one here presented will
be fi mul convenient. The drawing is
inch as ti require no explanation.
Quality uf Cam l-'mlilex.
There nre many.causes for variation
in l In fodder mude by growing corn,
some , 1 them pi rttiining lo ibe way il is
grown, and others lo the skill, or want.
of skill, shown in curing it, Corn that
is grown so thickly that ils stalks ure
tbiii nnd white is as nearly worthless as
sin li feed can be crown, lt bus little
► wellness anil nut enough nutrition lu
keep anything in good condition. For
fodder alone corn mnsl be grown so
thinly thai nearly every stalk will hnve
a nubbin on it.
Tb. stalks In.in field cum that has
bunion in p of ears have more nutrition
linn: (hi average of corn thickly sown
grown hi fodder alone, Sweet corn
stalks are i eti, r than those of the ordinary Inl'l vain iv. 'I'iiis tuny in purl be
owing to tin fuel that roasting ears are
picked i nrly, and us lhe I, aves continue
to gather mon sweetness it goes into the
stalk after tin green ears havo been removed. I lucking green ears from ordinary In Id ci in mates the siulks richer,
anil such sinks are always preferred by
cows win h led wilh others Will re lhe ears
hud been removed after being fully rip.
em d.—American (lultivutur,
Thing! Toll! hy Olliara.
The Farm .louriuil snys: Bring the
horse up tu the hitching post with his
bend from the wind, lie will not get so
cold us if his head is toward the wind,
nud he will stand better. The horse will
stand more quietly while you are bitching him il bis bead is from the wind.
Bore n small hole in the pump below
the floor or bind it around with straw to
keep it from freezing.
It is foolishness to give the cow ice
(old water, squeeze warm milk out of
her and expect her to keep warm.
To trap mnskrnts use the common
steel nil trap set at the hole of the rut or
in its trail along a stream. Bute it with
fish or carrot,
When the icehouse is filled, do not
put any sawdust on top of the ice until
yoa have thrown lho house open si mo
stinging cold evening and poured water
over the ice until the crevices are tilled.
Leave the bouse open three or four very
fold nights and the ice will freeze into
uni s, Inl muss and keep better.
Bints Heljlfnl In the Attainment of Vocal
nml Instrumental Music.
The average girl works, with the easy
portions of a piece of music. She simply
■jnsso.s again und again over the easy
-pots, always neglecting the difficult
mes '.ill weariness sets in. and the whole
niece is. dropped in its unfinished condition. Why not concentrate upon and
master the difficult parts first? The rest
will fall inlo place, and the result will
be satisfactory, One way to accomplish
this with a piece that grows more difficult toward the end is lo practice it
backward, page by page; first one alone,
then two together, then three, etc. In
this manner the burden of repetition
falls upon the heaviest portions, and on
tbeliniil playing through from the lirst
wonderful results will havo been found
to have been accomplished wilboul any
of that repulsion which the miudfeols
toward ponderous difficulty.
To one who is both a. vocal and instrumental musician the difficulty of keeping
up two such rich and distinct lines of
action is especially great.
Still there are many ways of uniting
the i wo so ns to keep both up wilh comparatively small expenditure of time. A
writer in The Musical Courier makes
these suggestions: Finger exercise may
be made vocal exercise us well. With
care and attention both finger and throat
muscles may be drilled at once without,
doing harm to either. Rest may be had
from heavy instrumental work by a vocal exercise and vice versa, und by separating difficulties those of each department may be united for the good of the
In playing one's own accompaniment,
I'm- example, there is much time and vitality wasted by playing und singing together at Bighl before the technical difficulties of either are overcome or any
idea of the meaning of the composition
is in the mind,
Time, words and accompaniment
should be learned independently and
made individually perfect before being
united. First study the air alone, with
a view to pure tone production and correct mcloily. When this is assured without un instrument, memorize or at least
become thorough!) familiar wilh tho
words. They are never difficult—most
of them come without effort. Next unite
to them their proper dramatic action.
They aro for the most part a senseless
blur or mechanical recitation for lack of
proper attention.
Next learn lhe accompaniment thoroughly—which means thoroughly. In
uniting do not attempt all at once. Play
the accompaniment, reading the melody:
next speak llu words in connection wilh
the i laying: next Bing the syllable "hi"
witli the accompaniment; lastly, unite
accompaniment, words and song. The
result will be astonishing to the most Indifferent, li makes a travesty on a song
to rush into it unprepared.
Rending part Bongs separately is excellent practice in uniting melody and
accompaniment, and giving a comprehensiveness of grasp that is Invaluable,
Here a knowledge of chords and keys is
again found of most value.
Tii* SI..,iking llaruer.
The old fashioned bags for holding
stockings and materials for darning them
has given place this season, says The
Household, to a more simple arrangement, which merely includes the darning materials.    It consists of a large
celluloid l'n*.'. upon which is placed ribbon lor holding n stocking darning ball
to which ii is tied! also a bag made of
ribbon four inches wide for holding the
darning cotton, small scissors, thimble
ami darning needles, In many the scissors are also suspended from the ring, nnd
u long, narrow cushion stuffed with emery im- holding ih* darning needles,
i:«'.i|ir Por -.iii-i Pudding.
lb re is a sue! pudding, which maybe
mude with dried orfreah huckleberries,
blackberries or other small fruit, or ol
course raisins, or Zanle currants, Some
economical housewives siiii practice the
plllll ol using chopped dried apples stewed np iu molasses, line cupful sue!, a
cupful sugar,'.' beaten eggs, n pint bread
crumbs, u pint fresh fruit, steam in a
mold two hours, If dried fruit is used
souk il i ui' night iu u little water.
Secrets In Domestic! Keouomy.
The torn pages of books may he mended
with while tissue paper.
Lay a thick piece of canton fhmnel
under your tablecloth, Even course nu-
pery will look ii much better quality with
a subcover than if spread directly over
the bare table top.
If through any blunder in cleaning a
fowl the gall or oilier entrails are burst,
the taint which affects the meat may be
easily removed by Booking for half au
hour in cold water in which a little soda
has been dissolved.
Try a sheet of white paper on u dark table cover if you must work ut it at night.
Try thriiiiling a needle by holding it
over something white,
Use one ounce of borax, two ounces Of
•hell lac anil one pint ol' hulling water
for a glue or cement..
An 01.1 Englisb rTaBlllon and <;<ilonIiil Idea
linn Been lit vireii.
Tbe motto fashion, if one may he permitted the word, thnt for tt time seemed
10 find its only expression in slid, inartistic illuminations formed and set with
angraceful rigidity and hung on the
walls of our houses, is. in our modern artistic homes, in quite different evidence,
Thesimple rustic prayerof "God-Bless
Our Home'' and others of the same sort
have yielded to lino bits of decorative
m ''ti.nii!''
work effectively introduced in handsome
apartments. It is the old English notion,
and colonial idea as well, again accentuated after a long interregnum.
Attention is called to lhe foregoing
fashion by the N< w Vork Times, which
tells that in the home of one of our
well known illustrators, over the mantel
in the large nnd airy dining room, the
Inscription, "A Table Full of Welcome
Will Score One Dainty Dish," is picked
out in the wood in old English text with
admirable effect,
In another artistic home, cited by the
authority quoted, is an ornamental pair
of closet doors bearing the text, "Fast
Bind, Fast Find.'' It is not only del o
ralive and effective, bul tills a story ol
system, method nud careful housekeeping that means good hotnemaking.
The rnoito idea is capable of considerable application, Where wood carving
is m.i suitable or attainable, a panel or
banner can be accomplished of silk,
satin or linen, either in somber or guy
colors, tin cither of these three a motto
can be painted in liquid gold that will
prove most attractive when finished. A
quaint und graceful design of lettering
should be selected. In a breakfast room
the motto, "Now, Good Digestion Wait
on Appetite and Health on Both," or
over the family hearthstone lhe sentiment. "East or West. Home's lhe Best,"
is happy in its tender suggestion,
Workers in hammered brass will find
(he employment of their art specially
artistic in producing mottoes, and sueh,
framed with a simple molding or not
framed lit all. are unique und desirable.
Statements Made nl the Nortli American
Beekeeper's Convention,
In a paper having lor its subject the
production of comb honey. R. F. Holter-
man said before the convention of North
American Beekeepers at Chicago many
things of general interest. He advised
as regards locality a place where the
honey flow is heavy rather than prolonged. In the face of great diversityof
opinion, he hazarded the belief that any
material variation from the depth of lhe
Langs troth is a mistake. A super with
section holders, consisting of two sides
and a bottom bur with separators, a follower and a wedge, was bis preference.
Sections should be 4j inches square.
The thickness is a disputed question.
In Canada nearly all the beekeepers
use sections lj inches thick. In the
United Stales the thicker sections are
used—seven to the foot—or lj incheB.
He believed the tendency was Inward
thinner sections. Regarding bees, their
comb building characteristics and honey
gathering qualities must be looked after,
instead of their individual beauty. He
took issue with the statement Hint colonies could be too strong early in the season. If a colony become crowded too
early to put on sections, he would put
on an extracting super until Ihe time arrived for putting on sections. The sections should be filled with full sheets of
light foundation.
Mr. Holterinan suid that no one who
wishes lo raise comb honey to perfection
will ever care to prevent swarming entirely, Swarms should be hived on the
iid stands upon very narrow strips
(starters) of foundation or else upon
full sheets ol foundation. Which shall
be used depends ttpi n the locality. If it
is where there is dinger of pollen being
carried into the sections, then full sheets
of foundation should be used. When
starters are need, one day should be allowed to elapse before the sections ure
put in place. Winn swarms are hived
on slum is. they are likely to build some
drone comb, especially if the queen is
Mr. Holterman did net consider it
practicable tori queen ibe colonies before
the swarming season, He would allow
Ihe lees tc build such combs as they
might, taking great care to rear all
queens from tile besl stork, and then in
the fall put the bits upon good combs,
if they had failed to build good ones, nnd
feed them sugar lor winter stores. The
combs removed can be sorled ever and
those having drone comb patched up
wilh • ieces of worker comb, er else they
may be melted into wax. He gave no
upward ventilation, He advised shade
upon the top nnd even the side-it the
hives, The use i f ibe bee escapes was
advised. Mr. Hoiterraan worked lor
comb honey until the season was near
ils end, thon turned his attention to the
production if extracted honey.
Rules r-r Mourning.
According to one of the authorities, the
period of mourning lorn father-in-law is
u year—ten months black, two months
half mourning. Crapo is seldom worn,
though the crape period was formerly
six months.
For ii parent the period is the same as
above. Tbe longest period for a brother
is six mouths—five months black, one
month half mourning. The crape-period
WAS formerly three months; it is now
almost discarded. The shortest period
is four months black, no half mourning.
The period of mourning for a fatherin-
lHW  is ofi™  shortened  to six otoliths
when relatives reside-at a considerable
distance from each other, Allot which
prompts the remark that the world
wonhl be made more cheerful and sensible if "mourning" garments were discarded altogether.
Watches For Ladles.
The watcli and its chatelaine arc intended for one another nnd unite t«
make a single effect either in designer
color.     Tims a chatelaine if  olivines
holds a watch of green enamel, which
perhaps is incased in u rim of diamonds,
A chatelaine of red stones, rubies, garnets, ruby spinels, or perhaps a bowknot
of red enamel, lias u watch with u solid
red enamel surface rimmed wilh diamonds. A couple if long diamond loops
hold a watch  of  black enamel, set with
huge ami small diamonds,   Tin cbate-
lliftn.H Touched li. Hating.
Jennie Atchley of Texas has this to
say in The American Bee Journal ou a
subject of interest to queen breeders:
Being a queen breeder and interested
ill a Hire and safe means to mate my
queens, I have this year been experimenting OS to what 1 could do to determine whither or r.et lhe ilror.es were
touched by the mating as well as the
workers, etc 1 had seine fine Italian
queens inaled with black drones. 1 mean
queens that were yellow all over. Then
I hud a sister to Each queen mated with
a drone yellow all 0\tt, 1 also clipped
ibe wing of a third virgin sister and
mated a thorough hlsi;k o,ue»n with an,
Italian drone.   Now for results:
Tbe yellow all over queen mated to a
black drone shows a part of fall dl'ouef
black or nearly so. seme one and somt
two handed and some yellow all over.
The bis. k queen mated to an Italian
drone shews nearly all black drones, but
occasionally one with a slight yellow
band. The drones from the clipped virgin are nil solid yellow; nisi, those from
the yell, w queen muted to the yellow
drone produce all yellow droues. Now
law last coming to a conclusion that
drones also are touched by the mating.
Tree oud l-lonl label.
An improved Irce-ind plant label, devised by a veteran nurseryman and depicted by The Rural New Yorker, sug.
lain" may be n bowknot. n sword and
scabbard, n leaf, n loop, a dragon, it
series of links, anything, but it harmonizes with the watch.
There tire many odd designs iu watches,
such as n cord of gold Inlaid with olivines and a fringed bull of olivines at
the end in which is tho watrh. Thero
are also floral watches, ami watches that
may be found wherever they are least
expected, but these baubles are not more
attractive as ornaments than the waich
that plainly declares its intention of
keeping and telling the time. A watch
of medium size, in u case conspicuous for
its lack of everything that is showy or
nniqne in decoration, is always iu fashion, which cannot be said of the odd designs that please today and vanish to
I.Ahl.I   11 Ft STBSERY AXD OAlilKN.
gists u conveniem e for farmers who nr*
desirous ol keeping watih o-.tr the contents of till ir orchards and gardens.
The wire is abont the size of s rum.
men knitting needle sin] may be of  buy
desired imgth.   The label is of common
Sheet sine and may be made larger or
sinallti according lo Ibe ana unt ot writ-
nig,    'lhe one Illustrated gives the name
il ihe variety, data of planting und name
| of the niirsrrvmaii  firm whom il was
! purchased,   The latter li many timet of
considerable importance, The willing is
j done wilh h u mini n pen ami ink. This
, label is far superior to the common wood-
! en kind, us it  ,s practically iiulestructi-
I ble and  may be applied to any kind of
stake, vine or tree.    It is not patented.
Agricultural Gleanings.
Sore eyes and swelled heads iu poultry
often come from drafts, especially over*
bead drafts, when on the pi relies.   Look
out!  Prevention is better than cure.
The practice of breeding from precocious und  Immature birds  is  wisely
condemned by The Poultry Keeper.
Lime wash helps to lighten as well us
purify poultry quarters, and light Isuona
tOOplentiful in winter time.
Il  is very easy lo spoil  a coll if he is
kepi tied np Iii a stall without regular
exercise.    Don't do lt.
The committee on vegetables reported
to the Massachusetts Horticultural society thnt the leading varieties of peas
have I n American Wonder, Advancer,
Champion i f Kngland, Stratagem, Tele-
llu tn and Hi mine.
rhe Pretty Idea of F.acu Room Having I to
These nre days when the labor of furnishing a house becomes an artistic pleasure, und the perfect harmonizing of car-
yets, wall papers, furniture and event
bric-a-brac is by no means a difficult task.
Housewives have gone through with var
rious crazes, such as the color rooms, the
nations rooms, etc., and now comes the
pretty idea of flower rooms. As explained
in the New York Tribune, each bedroom
jas its flower. The walls are covered
With a paper on which is n design of the
lower. The bedspread, which is mude of
a heavy cotton cloth, is in the French
shape, is drawn up to cover the round
bolster, and no pillows are used even
when lho bed is arranged for the night.
The idge of the cloth is cut ill larga
scallops finished with a ''cop bultoiihole
stitch in silks of the s!.,o".e,s of tiie flower, und this flower is also embroidered
iii some artistic manner upon the cover.
A ib ep fli mice i f heavy lace falls from
under the scalloped edge.
Pincushion and bureau covers are em-
broidered in (he same flower, and the
towels that hang inside the white wash-
stand have the monograms in i iie smne
shades. Tin- bedsteads are of brass, and
the rest of the furniture is white. Haiuty
muslin curtains tied back with ribbons
of tiie proper hue hung lit the windows.
Even tin* bric-a-brac in these beautiful
rooms ci rrespond in color, and on the
walls, framed in white, nre etchings or
-oft water colors—sometimes these latter
nre clusters of the loom's flower. In the
guests' rooms even lhe writing tables
boast exquisite china accessories that
are decorated with the flower. Each
room is called by the name of its flower
—the "violet," "clover,'' "golden rod,"
"wild nse" i r "chrysantbi mum" room.
To carry out in detail the foregoing a
somewhat heavy purse is necessary, and
there are many pleasant homes where
less expensive decorations are desirable.
It is suit.rising to see bow attractive
simple rooms can be made by the aid of
flowered cheesecloth, deal boxes and a
little ingenuity, For the iroB bedstead,
painted while, a French cover can bo
made of the cheesecloth, wilh a valance
of the same material. A large box forms
the dressing table. This is covered with
cheesecloth, a deep ruflle forming the
front and sides, the top being plain. A
strong board a few inches wide and
about four feet high should be nailed in
the center at the buck of the box in an
upright position, and to the top of the
board may be fastened a small crossbar
extending out over the dressing table.
From the top of the board to the two
back corners of the box the cheesecloth
is to Ik.1 draped so as to form a triangle
and conceal the board. Another long
piece t f the cloth edged with lace on one
side is thrown over the crossbar, falling
below the sides of the table and forming
a small canopy. A square mirror, its
frame covered with folds of the cheesecloth, should be hung diagonally on ihe
board at the back.
1'inc shelves made like a simple bookcase and painted white provide a place
lor the usual contents of bureau drawers, and before these are hung curtains
of cheesecloth. The washstand may consist, of a white table, but it would be a
mistake to drape this in any way with
the cloth, as it would soon assume a bedraggled appearance if water was spilled
npon it. White musliu curtains tied
back with ribbon to mutch the flower on
the cheescloth should bang at the windows. A rocking chair.t liree or four oilier
chajrs, a tsjjjcji writing table,aneat mat-
lingoiithC'»oor,andthe wgllssiuuuly pa^
pered or painted in tints that iiarmcu!*e
wit h t he genera] coloring complete a room
where any tin with ah easy conscience
might delight to rest. _.
The fonteutenl 1 luen Bag.       "~   *
When there is space for it, a wicker
hamper with cover is the very best receptacle lor soiled linen.   Many house-
A l A VII l I   IINFS HAu*.
Wives, however, five preference to bags
for tI.is- purpose. Koine very pretty linen
bags are mads of colored linen tor working with while flux threads! others are of
I will or dulling. The average bog is
made square and arranged lo draw up at
the top with a string or tape. Thi re
ure also more fum iful arrangements of
this useful article, such as the one here
reproduced from The Housewife.
Homely Hints.
In ] nrchasing canned goods it ll a safe
rale to observe whether tho head of the
can is concave, a bulging appcaranct being Indicative of decomposition,
Houghs that Stick to rolling pin. hi aril
nnd builds in a hot kitchen should be set
sway till thoroughly chilled, but all
trouble might have been saved by using
cold lat, flour iiiiil liquid ut first,and lhe
texture of the dongh WOBld have been
The most delicate way to boil an egg it
to pour boiling water over it and allow
it to remain without I iling for 10 minutes,    lt will be found perfectly cooked,
To polish zinc, wash clean, v, Ipe dry
und rub with « woolen rug moistened
wilh coal oil.
Do net boil turnips or carrots or any
ether vegetables Willi meal, as both are
spoiled I hereby. QUEENS BIRTHDAY
Good Prospects for the Best Celebration on Record.
At a large meeting; Tuesday even-
ing Mr. B, 1). Presley was: elected
secretary of the celebration committee und Mr. Wolfe treasurer.
Messrs. J. Hilbert, B. I). Presley
and \V. K. Leighton were appointed n Collection committee, and
Messrs. Presley and Wolfe a committee on Printing, It wus decided
to celebrate on Monday, the 25th,
nnd the Mayor, who presided, was
instructed to extend invitations to
Wellington, Union, Vancouver, Victoria and Westminster, and also
the several places on the lino of the
E. & X. R. and the districts adjacent to the city. The meeting ad-
joun-ed until Friday evening.
The general committee met last
night pursuant to adjournment,
when the collectors reported $463.50
casli und if 1 "iti.">0 in special prizes,
and stated they would lie able to
raise $200 or $300 more. Every
subscriber to the celebration fund
was added to the general committee.
The following additional committees
were appointed:
li l'.rKi'TioN—The Mayor n nd Council, Mr. S. M. Robins,all ex-Mayors,
the president and secretary of the
Hoard of Trade, Dr. Ll T. Davis,
Dr. McKechnie, Mr, Geo. Williams,
Dr. Walkem, M.P.P., Jus. McGregor, M.I'. P., John Bryden, M.P.P.,
and Mr. W. McGregor.
Regatta—W. T. Heddle, J. J.
Honey m:in, .1.11. Hiiivthorntliwiiite,
E. Queunell, Thos. Doheson, W. J.
Curry, .1. M. Rudd, E. B. Drum-
mond, W. Thompson, J. Hilbert, V.
Royal Salute—Chief Constable
Bicycle—J. McGregor, M. P. P.,
J. J. McGregor, C. Cheatwood, W.
Gray, S. Craig, J.Newton,C. Deeming.
Lacrosse—E, B. Drummond, 11.
A. Simpson, 15. I). Presley, Dr. W.
Athletic Sports—M. Wolfe, Jus.
McGregor, M.P.P., Dr. Davis, W.
Hunter, C, II. B. Potts, W, McGregor, H. Simpson, M. Lamont, It.
Gibson, .1. II. Cocking, E. I!. Drummond, J. Hickman, M. Woodburn.
Music—W. K, Leighton, Dr.L.T.
Grounds—J. II. Cocking, W. H.
Morton, J.J. Honeyman, C. H. Barker, W. Manson, J. 11. llawthorn-
Rifle Shoot—('. H. Barker, G.
E. T. Pittendrigh, R. Watson.
A committee consisting of John
Hilbert, J. M. Rudd, J H,Cocking,
E. Quennell and Ceo. Norris, was
appointed to make arrangements
for hose-racing,
It was decided to hold the bicycle
races, lacrosse mutch and athletic
sports on the Caledonian grounds.
A communication from the Rifle
Association, asking for an appropriation to assist in holding a team
shoot for thc provincial teams, was
received and the request granted,
subject to the amount collected.
It was decided to confine the
sports to regatta, hose races, athletic sports, lacrosse match, bicycle
races und rifle shoot. The committees appointed for the six sports
named were instructed to draft and
submit programme to the next
meeting of the general committee.
Meeting adjourned till next Wednesday at p.in.
Tin- Firs Company asserted their
claim to old engine-house site on
the Hirst estate at the intersection
of Wharf and Commercial streets in
:i practical manner Thursday night
by placing a new building thereon
while the town was sleeping.   Their
eliiini is based upon a letter written
to tlm company in 1878 agreeing to
donate  the  site for  lire  purposes,
and signed by John   Hirst and J.
VV, Siii'tiin.
Oliver Lodge, Daughters of St.
Georue, will give a banquet to ln-
kei'inaii Lodge, Sons of St. George,
in Hilbert's Hall, Wharf street, in
honor of the anniversary of St.
George, this evening, when it is expected that about 100 members and
invited guests will be present,
Armenian atrocities continue.
Highest Honors—World's Fair.
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Frei
f-om Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
40 Years the Standard?
Nanaimo will celebrate.
Subscriptions nre, coming in handsomely,
Score one for N'aiiuiiiio's loyalty and
With Queen's weather we can give a
royal celebration,
Those who can't go to Victoria can
celebrate Victoria in Nai.aimo.
"TheChimes of Normandy" .will be
repeated at Wellington ibis evening.
It would be hard to beat Nanaimo enterprise—buildings spring "P i" a night.
Mrs. Sarah E. Roberts has been up-
pointed to administer the estate of \v.|
K. Roberts.
Root, Gillespie, a coal trimmer on the
Everett, fell down the hatchway and
broke his leg,
Mr, Walter Raines and Miss Shake-
spear were married Tuesday, Rev. H. It.
Maitland officiating.
The celebration committees are well
selected, and know how to secure the
bent results; the more you give, the
mure you will receive.
James Westfleld wus lined $10 and
eoBts Tuesday for setting a net in the
Naiiaiiuo river to catch trout.
The Liberals of Vancouver will meet
May •.'(■] to select a candidate, Rev, (j. K.
Maxwell being unable to accept.
Mr. Samuel Coulter and Miss Cecilia
Manuel were married Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Canon Good officiating. They
will reside at Wellington,
J W. Powers, while hauling a load of
mining props on Monday, bad live ribs
broken bv the wagon capsizing and
throwing dim heavily to the ground.
The Costa Rica is laid up at the East
Wellington wharf, where she will remain
until October. Thc collier Wellington
will also be laid up ut .San Francisco lill
thc sume date.
Mr. Aliniin Roy Brown of Westminster
and Miss Elizabeth Bradbury were married at the resilience of the bride's lather
in  this  city  on Wednesday, Rev, A. I
Young officiating.
Alice L, Knarston is suing the South-!
em Pacific Company lor if50,000 for the
death ol her husband, who was killed by ;
' the. lucid train in Oakland Dec. 2, 1K!I5.
Kuarston's two children are made parlies plaintiffs.
Tbe Athletic Club's entertainment at
the Opera House last Saturday night was
greeted by a large and appreciative audience. The programme included songs,
u violin Solo, wrestling, boxing, rlug-
Idancing, club-swinging and acrobatic
J. S. Gibson, first officer of the Everett, has severed his connection with
tluit vessel and will hereafter reside at
Cliciiiaiiius, where he will follow the
business of a stevedore, The Becond ulli-
cor, Mr. Hastings, will be promoted to
tin* rank of tirst officer in his plu e,
Mr. Home-Payne, representing a syndicate nf British capitalists, who is now
■ in this province, says that he and his
companions will invest two and u half
million dollars in British Columbia this
; year. They propose to have ten mines
; operating this year and open some others.
Rev. Canon Good lias received a letter
'; from the Bishop of CI bin suggesting
that t he question of assisting the Arine-
nions be brought before his congregation;
' Canon Good, however, prefers to follow
the example of Victoria, making the
subscription a general one for the entile
Vancouver will grant Ibe carnival
committee a sum equal to that subscribed and paid by citizens before Aug.
26, but not to exceed $6000, provided u
| by-law to this intent receives the assent
of the ratepayers.   A. G. Ferguson is
; chairman ot the committee, and George
liariley secretary,
A number of victoria ladies have Initiated  a  movement  toward   assisting
' distressed Armenians, Tbe proposal is
to get un a five-cent subscription and
forward it when completed to Countess
[Aberdeen, by whom  it will  be sent to
! the liuke of Westminster.    Mrs. 1). W.
| Higglns is the secretary,
Alter silting for lili days and passing
ti'2 acts, ihe Provincial Parliament prorogued, Among the inure Important results were un amendment to the Mining
act so as to prevent the practice nl claim
jumping, measures to better protect forests from lire und to encourage dairying.
The land laws have also been amended,
as well as the Municipal act—"thut old
stand-by upon which," the Journal says,
"it is trie endeavor of almoBt every new
member to try his prentice hand.
"Only" Ten Murders.
In the New York Journal recently
was published what purported to he
a full confession of 11. II. Holmes,
t'le arch fiend, relating in horrible
detail the particulars of 27 murders
claimed to have been committed by
him. But now comes one of the
supposed butchered victims and denies that slip was ever killed. In
the case of another, il is said in the
community where she was reported
to have lived that no such person
ever had existence; while in the
case of some children whioh he said
he killed in a certain house by
placing them in u trunk and turning t lie gas in, it is shown that there
was never any gas in the house.
The truth Is of the confession is
also questioned by the odicera connected with the ease. Among these
is Inspector Fitzpatrick of Chicago,
wlio with Chief Radenoch had charge
of the investigation of Holmes'
crimes last summer and who superintended the search and excavations
in the cellar of Holmes' "castle."
He says; " I have carefully read the
confession of Holmes, and it is my
opinion that he has lied regarding
many of the crimes lie accuses himself of, As a matter of fact, we only
obtained knowledge or traces of 10
murders. I believe he killed 10 persons. These are: Henj. P. Pietzel,
Alice Pietzel, Nellie Pietzel, Howard
Pietzel, Minnie R. Williams, Annie
Williams, Mrs. Julia L. Connor and
her 12-ycur-old daughter Emiline
Cigraiide, and Emily Van Tassel."
Elections June 23.
Nominations June 16.
Bowell has been bowled out.
Apply the axe to the tariff tax.
Parliament was prorogued on
Baron Hirsch, the great philanthropist, died on Tuesday.
Durrani has secured a further
stay of proceedings until May 7.
Leon Say, the distinguished political economist, died in Paris Tuesday.
A commercial treaty lias been
made between Germany nnd Japan.
L stands for Laurier, and also
for 'Liberal; in June 'twill make
the great "I" feel miserable.
The election writs are made returnable July 18. and the House
will convene on tiie loth or 16th.
W. H. P. Clement of Parkdale is
the winner of the prize offered for
the best school history of Canada.
The Great Stretcher is getting in
trim for the home stretch, lie will
probably need a stretcher after the
German doctors will celebrate on
May 14 the 100th anniversary of Dr.
Jenner's discovery of vaccination.
The strike of the building trades
I unions in San Francisco has been
compromised; but the organization
boom continues.
The Anthracite Coal Co, of Calgary have received the contract to
supply the coal for the Pacific coast
squadron of the navy.
The Anti-Coal Trust bill, allowing the Attorney-General to begin
actions to prevent monopolies, has
passed the New Vork Senate.
The total increased subsidy given
to tbe Canadian Pacific Railway
since July 1, 181)5, is $113,000 per
aunum, making the yearly subsidy
The promoters of Montreal's big
fair asked the Government to put
their shoulder to the wheel, and
they promptly responded—with the
cold shoulder.
Pinkham ei Co., the rat printers
of the Arena, which poses ns a champion of reform, have secured an injunction restraining the Typographical Union fruin boycotting that
FORTY BABIES Ml'ltliKltl-'D.
The baby murderess with the suggestive naine of Dyer attempted to
commit suicide at Reading (Eng.)
last week. She tried to strangle
herself with her shoe laces, tyirig
them into the same knot and putting it under the left ear precisely
as in the case of each strangled infant found in the Thames. According to the latest rumors, 'M or 40
babies were murdered during the
course of her business career in
Reading. Tbe baby clothes found
in tho house weigli nearly 300 lbs,
A box lias also been found which
emits a horrible stench. It evidently had contained an infant's body
which afterwards conveyed to the
Thames. Slowly but surely the
police are weaving a strong net
around Mrs. Dyer.
'•Tuiilf mul Ktti-lu-n" is the title nf u now
enek book published by tlm I'rlw Baking Pow-
tier 1'nnn'iilij'. ChlotlgO. .lusl ut this Itine 11 will
be seni fri.e it ven write h postal mentioning
Tun Nis.iiM.i .\f*,n..   This I U luis been 1 rli-.l
by ourselves, and Is one ol tho very best of Its
kind.   HosUlOfl containing ovor inn receipts for
nil kliuls nf pastry and homo i kurj. thore aro
uumy hints fnr tin' ui.lc mul kitolion, showing
how to sot a iniile. how in ciiier i in- dining room
etc : n hundred and one hints In every branch
nf iin-t'liiiniiry art, Cookery ol tho very finest
ami richest in* woli us nf ihe innsi cconomloai
I anil  homo lik... is provided fnr.     Hem her
■ " Tni.li- anil Kitchen*' will he sent, postage pro*
paid, lo any laily sending tier address innine,
town nnil province) plainly given.   Aonnyln
lit-rlliini nr   Sl-iilltliliiivtiili   will   lie   sent  If ili<-
■irod. Postal card la aa good as letter. Addroj-s
Price linking powder Co., Chloag6, III.
Is never done, and it is especially wearing
and wearisome to those whoso blood is :
impure and unfit properly to tone, sustain, and renew the wasting of nerve.
muscle and tissue. It is more because of
this condition o( tbe blood that women
are run down,
Tirod,  Weak,  Nervous,
Than because of tho work itself. Every
physician says so, and that tho only remedy is ill building up by taking a good
nerve tonic, blood puritier and vitallzcr
like Hood's Sarsaparilla. Korthetroubles
PeouHor lo Women at change of season,
climate or life, or resulting from hard
1 work, nervousness, mid impure blood,
thousands have found relief and cure in
Sarsaparilla   |
The One True Hlooil Purifier.   ?l; six for J5.
Prepared only hy 0.1, Hood & Co., Lowell, Muss.
_-       j,     i-ktss   arc the only pills to take
HOOd S rlllS with Hi mil's Sursiipurllla.
Court of Revision'
Tbe Court of Revision for the City of
Nanaimo will be held in tbe City Conn-;
oil Chambers
Wednesday, May 27,1
at 10 o'clock a. ni.,
when any appeal from tbe assessment
fur 18% will be beard.
By order,
Citv Clerk.
Grand Opening,
Spring Millinery,
Ladies' Capes and Jackets,
And Fancy Dry Goods.
day, liar. 28,1806.
The : : :
Partaership Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that Edwin
Matthews has been admitted a partner
in the above business. In future the
business will be carried on by the undersigned under the style and name of
Wilson & Matthews, who will assume
all liabilities and collect all debts dne
the said business, and we trust that by
careful attention to the needs of our
customers, to merit a continuance of the
patronage so liberally bestowed iu the
Jeiiome Wilson,
Edwin Matthews,
Nunniino, B. C, April 7. IM'.Ml.
Nanaimo Furniture Store,
Johnston Block, Bastion St.
H. MoTEIBlU roppistojN
—Full (vnci Complete stock of—
Furniture, Mattresses, Lounges,
Upholstered QooiIb of nil Kinds Made and lie
paired, Furniture nf nil description bought
nml Bold.   MiUtrossOB repaired and delivered
tin- ..Him-duy.   A trinl order solicited,
First-class Accommodation, l-'ircprnnf building
Te. .lis: $1.00 Per Day and Upwards.
The Doon Hotel,
JAS. liKNNKTT, Proprietor,
Commercial St.,      Nanaimo, li. 0.
The O.P
uyry        SHIRT WAISTS,
cmQjp> T*,c attention of the Ladies of Na-
Fwtcr Fating       ""ilm> is cal,ed t00ur hirge a88ort'
Shirtwaist: nient "f
Spring Dry Goods.
in Silks we are showing beautiful Taffetas, Shot,
Broches, Surahs, Japanese and China Silks, Velvets, Doras Velvets, Plushes, etc.
DRESS GOODS-For spring and summer service.
The rarest and most beautiful to suit the
most fastidious.
WASH GOODS-We have the latest in Crinkle,
Prints, Muslin, Ducks, Sateens, Ginghams.
This unique anil attractive assortment ol goods being latest novelties
of a reliable kind is calculated to meet the tastes and preferences
of every lady likely to enter our store.   We are always pleas
ed to
nv goo
HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor hie boon pit'insi'ii in iniikc Hie follow*
Ink appointments:—
23rd April, 1896,
Angch RtiTiiKBKoiii) Johnston, of tlm
City of Nanaimo, Esquire, to lie u niein-
ber.ol tin; Board of License Commission-
era for the saiil City,
28nl April, 18U0,
Anoos RuTHEBKoiui Johnston, of the
City of Nanaimo, Esquire, to be a nu in-
lier of the Bourtl of Commissioner'- of
Police for the saiil City.
The last concert oi thc Y.M.C.A.
series will be given this evening,
when an attractive programme will
lie presented.
Showing the Dates and Place., of
Courts of Assize, Nisi Prins, Oyer
and Terminer, and General Gaol
Delivci-y for the year 1896.
Spring Assizes.
Nunniino    Tuesiluy... 5th May
New Westminster.Tuesday,. ,12th May
Vancouver  Tuesiluy,. ,111th May
Clinton '.. Monday .. .25th May
Victoria   Tuesday. ..2(lth May
Kamloops Monday ... 1st June
Vcmon  Monday ... 8tn June
•Nelson  Monday .. .15th June
•Donald Monday .. 22110,111110
•Special Assize,
The Popular Bakers.
JOS. 1. BROWN, Watchmaker!
Watt)* Demagnetized siioruLce
By sl'Ki.'IAl, MACHINERY on the Premises.
Fine mul i'oin|ilti'iiteil Walohu mid Clooki
Carefully Cleaned and Repaired
Fine CVCI.IIMKTKIIS. fnr Blnyolei, 111 Stock.
[~H     k      \[     fi    Jack,  what  niut'.e.  vou loo!
V \   V    T     '•|",r,,|l?
L   ) /"■      I        >    Jack—Why Tom, hoi-auso I
■-—' •* *   -*-     ■      and collar on and Buch nit
Tom—Where did ynu |-et them done?
Jack—At the '
li so nice last night  in
had 'sii.-h a clean shirt
0 polish 011 thfin.
The nanaimo Bakery Excels IppioilCer Steam Laillldrj
Tom—No more Chiniiinen for me.   They ruili my shirts.
Jack— Drop a card in Post Ofllce Box 95 or leave word at lino's Barber
Shop and the wagon w\\\ fill I on you at once.
Ii. M, STEWART, Proprietor.
Terms strictly cash, O, O. li.
BtO.SU'   VAl.tlK   IN
Brian O'l.ymi hii'l nn ImioU to wear,
Ho he came to Nuualino to buy him a pair;
"I'll haypoiu' pair of thick und one pair of thin,
If I cau find W'hlttleld'H," nays Brian O'Lynn.
He hunted the «tnr<m all aloiiK the main route,
Bay'H he: ''The right one I've not vet found out.
I want WhiUn-M   I'll buy only from him,
For he bcJIh the cheapest.   Hay* Brian O'Lynn.
He itepped a little went of Albert Htreot;
He naw Whlttleld'tJ slwn   sun1 'tun* a treat;
He opened thc door and -it-nim- rilood within---
"I've found it at hint," ftaya Brian O'Lynn.
We allowed him our calf hoots, kid nud cowhide,
The ones we prainc most—no Beams at the aide.
We've boots 01 all kind* from Quebec aud Berlin.
" Bure you've boots for the million," hays Brian
OXynn. [no trash:
He bought htm hi.. bootH, which of course were
He paid down his money, for we sell only for
To the public he Bays I ''Be uot taken In, [Cash.
Buy only from Whltllehl," says Brian tr Lynn
"II there's a leak in thc toe OX aide of your shoe.
Just take It to Whililcid, thntV nil you need do;
He will peg It or paten iuat while yon are in,
Aud tin- charge seems like nothing," says Brian
WHITFIELD, the Shoe Man,
Kevier House
MRS. JAS. HAWKING, (Into of the
Temperance House) desires to express her thanks to the public for
former patronage, and now hugs to
stiite that the Kevier House has
been comfortably arranged for the
accommodation of boarders, steady
or transient. Single or double rooms
with hot or cold water batliB, and
electric light In each room. Everything strictly first-class ai)d charges
moderate. Remember the house, n
lialf-iiiiniite's walk from the old
stand north.
'^Scotch Bakery
Has not changed hands—only oue ol tho
partners has retired; but
Our Celebrated Bread
Is made by the same hands, and customers can depend upon getting tiie same
Sweet Bread and
Fresh Cakes .
Arlington Hotel.
Having i.tini'tleti-il the ereotlon nt t Im Arlington
Hotel at NANOOSK BAY, litis hiiiiilnmnu and
enmnioillonii lio*4»l .b now prepdroil to reootve
and cniiii-nrtiit.lv entertain travelers uml ollicrK.
In prodded over by lin. Tuomywn, nml the
Table d'Hoto constantly provided with all tho
delicacies ol lhe teasim. Combined with the
elegant Inrtiished apartments, thu visitor llnds
tho surroundings ol the mosl pleasant descrlp*
From the present Proprietor,
Watch this Space for Particulars of tho
White Rimmed
Hyslop Bicycles
And why you should get your Wheels
repaired at


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