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Is the time to have your
name put on the list.
Keep Posted
On the issues of Ibe campaign by reading tbe
i Nanaimo MfdWSSS
i With This Issue
Commences the tb rilling romance of southern life—
The Overton Claim,
J?y Ibe celebrated authoress,
Martha McCulloch Williams,
Subscribe Early,
NO. 49.
Electors and Residents of Nanaimo and District:
You arc hereby commanded to carefully consider the
School Question, the Boodle Question, the .Monopoly Question,
the immensely important Trade Question, and till the other
'■ Groat Questions of Dominion Politics, so thnt you may be able
to vote intelligently and send to parliament the man and the
party who will best carry out your views on all those questions.
i To that ond you arc commanded to be careful to use only the
Best and Purest Groceries
so that you may bo free from indigestion and all the irritation and evils that invariably follow the use of pour and adulterated goods. You are also commanded to take particular
notice that thc very best and purest goods aro to be had at
The People's Store
and that the prices arc almost invariably away below what
you have hitherto been called upon to pay for inferior goods.
TANK FURTHER NOTICE that it is your Imperative Duty
to call at the store in question and investigates these statements and prove they arc true. And you are hereby commanded to do so under pain of my severe displeasure and of
your own groat loss.
(iivon under our hand and seal this sixteenth day of
May, in the your of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred
and ninety-six.
Pull Mclnnes!  J'ull  Haggart!
hill Haslam!
kc Y°tir Y^ct (Jlad
in White, Brown or Grey,
Tan Low Shoes in Lace or Button
Cash Boot and Shoe Store,
No. 17 & 19 Commercial Street.
Prices Right to Date.
!•;. K. c. J017N80N, Managor.
As the New Spring Season   iv     \T i.   I1   'I
is now upon us ""   l*Ul   1 all
to come and inspect our stock of
Ladies' S 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 of Ladies' Sailors and
Children's Galatea, Silk and Lace Hats.
Crescent Store, Nanaimo, B. C.
Mr. Haggart's Supporters Do Not lie.
liovi- tho Nn mi imo Convention
Waa Culled in (loin! Faith.
A Put-tip Job.
The convention called for the
purpose of nominating Mr. Haslain
tn contest this constituency was
hold behind closed doors last Friday evening. Everything passed
off nicely according to arrangement.
While we cannot help ;t feeling of
exultation nt ihe disorganized, undisciplined condition uf the coer-
ciunist party in thin district as evidenced by the bringing out of two
opposing candidates, we must confess to a certain amount of sympathy for Mr, Haggart in regard to
the way in which ho has been
treated by his fellow-cOercionists.
Mr, Haggart, at the request of nu-
merous friends, and after Mr. Haslam bad intimated his intention of
retiring from tbo political arena,
announced himself us a Conservative candidate on the 19th of December last. Apparently he did not
understand Mr. Haslam's peculiar
methods of having "ttie office seek
him." Mr. Haggart has al least
been straightforward and manly in
I the whole matter, Jie has not yet
had the opportunity that Mr. Haslam   has   bud  of  learning  of  the
I ways ofthe "nest of traitors," to
i use Sir Mackenzie Howell's famous
phrase. And we feel quite safe in
assuring Mr. Haggart thai ho never
will have thai opportunity,al least,
as representative of this district.
As a man we have every respect for
i him, as a politician— well, to judge
from bi- nib i'i <s to tbejelectn!-.' be
h.i  i \ell tehs kiii wledge of ! Uu.!
'(linn politics than Hr. Ifaslam, and
thnt gentlemen has publicly declared that he knows nothing abotil
thero. Until these gentlemen will
doubtless "ably represenl this district''—.IT   ItOMK.
This city is reported to have been represented ns follows:
.V nil Ward—K. Nightingale, E.Quen-
null, A, Ii. Johnston, I-}. M, Vtirwoud, ('.
N. Westwood.
Middle Ward—J. Slirtan, A. \V. McDonald, .). Pauson, E. C. liarnea, ,1. II.
South Wind—.1. II. Cocking, W, Bennett, ,1. i-r.iiiie, » in, ilickmni,, A, .McNeil.
Mr. James llagjrarl   to  Address A
Public Meeting: .Next Week.
(Wellington I'.uturprlee, May IS.)
A meeting of Mr. .la mes Haggart's
committee and supporters will he
held ai the oh' ee uf the North Nanaimo I.ibcral-Ciiit crv.itivc Association here ut 7 |i. in. to-morrow
(Saturday) evening to make arrangements for a public meeting
of his supporters on an early date
next week.     We  understand thai
: no steps are being taken to send
delegates to  represenl   Wellington
.at the convention to be held ul Nanaimo this (Friday) evening, If
is not com I don d possible that a
representative convention can bo
called together al Boshorl n notice.
Several of ihe outlying districts are
only provided with a fortnightly
or monthly mail service ami it j'.-
extrernely improbable thai these
places could In- notified In lime to
semi delegates to the convention,
Even then the notices calling the
convention state neither time nor
place. Mr. Haggart publicly announced his Intention of contesting
the scat on the  LOlh  of  December
J last, and being now in the hands
of his friends has no intention of
withdrawing. If Nanaimo forces
an unwilling candidate to run and
the vote is split she only is to blame.
played fast and lost with his copy,
but our readers can judge for the
selves. The paragraph is as folio
We see in the Finance Minister
budget speech (linn. Mr, Foster) that
tin- articles such us ten, (toffee and tin
were entered free of duty, which means
that the government were considering
the interest of the masses; and we find
right along, year by year, duties struck
ofl'iirtieles which were a Lieut burden to
the people.
The phrase, ''tea, coffee and tin,"
wn ; evidently intended by Mr. Ilat,'-
garl to be alliterative, and should
read "tea, taffy and tin;" while the
clause, "duties struck off articles
which were a great burden lo the
people," i'eace us in delicious uncertainly as to whether Mr. Haggart mean.- that il wa.s the duty or
the article:-' thai was weighing us
? I li tilt
Conservative Journal  Dses
Strong Language.
down,    litil. these are
minor li.em-
isheswhich we may pass over as the j" reconstructing his cabinet,   Tl
ie n-lsKy pi infer,     l'ur-
mie to the following:
: needs of all purls of our
pranks of II
tiier on we c
The growini
district by rail ways und steainera nre not
what we req ul re.
Vt e can't see any printer's deviltry in fin's paragraph, but we eon
i'ess 10 hein
it.     Wean
First San,lay after Aseenslo—10 a. tn.,
Sunday school; ll, Matins, Litany and
sermon, Tho Ven. Archdeaeon Scriven
«ill preach, exchanging with the rector,
und will give an address t<» the eaudi-
dates for (lonfiriniHlon at 2:80 p. in. At
7 p, i,i. liven song and sermon,
The Bishop of Columbia will administer the rite of Confirmation In St. Paul's
church on the morning of the last day
nf the month, beiug the festival of the
Holy I ritiity,
I-IIKSBV1 uaiAM Clll'lleil.
Morning service at II o'olook; Bible
class und Sabbath school ut 2:80 p. in.;
evening service at ~. The pastor will
preach at both services. All welcome. S.
(.'. Stewart, pastor pro tern,
V. I'. •-. C. 15. prayer meeting Immediately afti i the evening service.
Midweek meeting, Thursday evening
al S o'clock.
Services at 11 a. m. and 7 V, u. Sunday
school and  pastor's  Bible class at 2:80
p.m.    Midweek  meeting, Wednesday.
really strong man has consented to *..•*,• „ ,.. AM „,,., ,•,,.,.. ul] areinvltea.
have his name associated with that   Uov. W. A. Gunton, pastor, 160 Farquar
of tbe new Premier.    Mr. Angers is street,
the best of the new material, for he
Tile Toronto Star's Scathing Editorial
on 'Puppet-ism in the Present
Crisis — Nepotism Succeeds Usurpation.
(From tiio Toronto Stnr, May 1.)
Sir Charles Tupper, Bart., is apparently having very  poor success
' "ie
indications to-day   arc   that   no
at least has the reputation nf being
a gentleman,   lie belongs to the
unable to understand Iextreme ultramontane school
ina haze of bewilder- his re-entry into public life i
w. c. r. a.
Undertho auspices of the W. C. T. V.
a women's meeting will he held in the
i i ibyterian church on Sunday after-
noon. Speakers, .Mrs. Lister and Mrs.
Manson. (.'hair tn be taken by Mrs.
ment   what does it mean? It must! gestive that Sir Charles' Adminis-
mean something, or Mr. Haggart tration, if he obtains a  majority,
would not have written it.    As we will be under clerical control
have no hope of ever arriving at a      It is admitted that
satisfactory   conclusion   ourselvos, and Sir Adolphe Caron  will  retire oh Sunday afterm at :i p. in.
we will give a year's subscription in order that Mr. Angers and the'
to the Mail to lhe first reader who, bishops may have a free hand in
will furnish us a reasonable solu- selecting those who are to represenl
tion to the enigma, As this paper Quebec. Sir John A. Macdonald
i- Liberal in politics, we will also considered Sir Adolphe Caron one
be liberal in our offer.    We there* I of the most astute and level-headed
politicians   in   the   cabinet.     Sir
Charles Tupper, however, is able to l"g at 8 o'clock. _^
do without him.  Mr. Ouimet is i   ■
of the wealthiest and most inlluen-
lafrgarc as
fore admit Mr.
for  this   issue we have  nol   the
j time at our disposal   to review Mr.
Haggart's address from a-political Itial citizens of  Quebec,   yet   Sir
standpoint.    We shall  take it up Charles   esteems    himself   strong
enough to drop him.    There has
A  special meeting  of  the Nanaimo
\'|""!'' . Spiritualists Association will be held in
Mr. (.Unmet   Spiritualists'hall (Odd Fellows'bluck(
First Sunday after Ascension—Holy
Communion, 8 a, in.; Morning Prayer,
litany and sermon, 11; Sunday School,
2:30 p. in.; Evening Prayer and sermon,
7 p. in.
U i-ek-day services as usual.
C. E. T, **. meeting on Thursday even*
later on.
But a Cnnsig-umeut Is Made bv Mistake
in an Opposition Journal.
(JCamloopt Sentinel, May 12.)
Here is a beautiful specimen of
I'mv electioneering.    We are in re-
KMilllTS nl'  PYTHIAS.
Tbe Grand Lodge of the K. of P, and
encampment of the Uniform Rank will
. lure! iii Seattle Mav 19 to 23, und pro-
been much talk a.mm Cbapleau mlses to be the largest demonstration of
and Meredith entering lhe cabinet. Its kind ever held in the state, Reports
bul these gentlemen have declined, lr,:l1 "ll points throughout the state,
and the uneasiness in the (Jovern- '■"■■""•""l l;'--" Columbia indicate a
,   , verv large turnout,    lhe grand prize
ment party created by so many ,|r||| will bi holdal Madison park and
rumors of change, will certainly every arrangement for comfort and quick
nol he allayed by ine appointment   service will
i- one
The flrsl ai eting of the Grand Council
ni the Northwest jorisdlction  wiil as-
- nil at I'm'lam! ut an curly date, the
delegates thereto tr, in Nutiuinio being
.an ami James Collins,
f Licnt.-Col. Tisdale, i
«mi this morning of the following „f tbo snialk I i nd mosl ui i oport-
communication: ant politicians in the'wiiiil'outfit.
Toronto, May il, I80fi. Hugh John Macdonald is an ex-
,i,:';:■::;,*r',,;Tl,^::;v:,Ve;:;1■::;;:;■i::.,,''•:: .-ti,;.riv p-ruutu a,,,i ■
scud   y ni  by express   lu-day  (express  man, lull li
charges prepaid) one column campaign  the  contro.     ,    , .
plate, nnd will ship by freight early next   that his presenct will simply inten-        A  B ore&one <-(inclusion
week another lot of ilv lunnm.   This 8;fv the prejudice acainsl  this am- nT.ursT'  "■ n"ti'''''   lh*  I0*"**0'
iHtnii aiiii iliniin per week.            ,.            '   .-             ■   ,        .     ., Police   Commissioners   met   Saturday
bilious and Ulisoru] uli us family. ,,, ruing, A. K. Johnston the new ap-
Sir Charles llibberl   rupper, il is puintee, sitting for the first time.    City
said, wiil be Solicitor-General, al* (:":- rhompsott was appointed Beore-
though not a member of the cabi- '.?'.''.'!.• ....'1:.1.'.': '.',,'.?.'!.,.'.l1,.,.'""f.t,.,.e,
net.  Thus we will have Sir fl
is so notoriously under   •■'■• ' 'B" 'ur their destination yesterday.
of thc 'J upper crowd
Yi.ii v. ii! understand that you Incur no
llnuiiciid n spnnsibility whateverin using
this mattur, l.'ctuin charges to be borne
by us. Kindly bold used plan' until we
advise you how to iihip. Vours truly,
ty Council requesting tbe reduction of
farles   the force by one uian  wus read, when
upper, Bart.; Sir Charles llibberl   Mr, Johnston said he did not think the
nn :    Una.   Mr,   Dickey    nresenl ivus a favorable time to reduce
'  tho force,   If auch a course should bonne   advisable   al   a  Inter   date,  the
Along with  the letter came the ..
"one column campaign idate." Evi-  "upper,
denlly the Tories are in desperate ■*fPhewi and  Hugh John Macdon-
strail's.    Doubtless these plates are "'''• :1 Pa.Mner "' Slewarl tupper,  Board could sonslder it, but he was op-
1 representing what the Tupperslhink  posed tn any action of the kind at the
being sent to all lhe lory papers in
thev should own of this
iie. in.wi nii.-i- iu id tney snouia own oi ti.is Dominion, present time,
\;" '''   " r '"   '" .^ " "' .,u'"'; 1, is hardlvli'ielvthal Canada will      ' l'*-i™**n (>rayor Davison   said
die we ever re nl.    The leaders nf ll." Y-uu> " ' "> UM' ( '"'"'",""' he regretted to say that he did not take
I tbo party in the east  cannol trust coincide with tne view thai n  lup- the sumo view of the case as Mr. John-
the editors of their party papers to Pf dynasty should be established, ston, or rather he should say, he was
v       i              iii the whole size and  liiiini   e nf the sorrt   tha   Vir. .Inlnistnn aid not take
Write rot enough at home   the heel- "   »mm .i/aanu tuiputbe oi   nt
new government is thoroughly dis-
i ■    niie view as he—Mayor Davison.
I.i. .   fill It lu accord with the request
them, and issue it stereotyped and couraging, 1 hose Conservatives who   ,   ,;,. ,,„i„ii and  would  invite its
remained loyal to the Government   lavorable t-nniideratioa on   the  dual
party in spiteof tht errors and polit- R*,°u|"l 'J'" heved that two police
ical crimes thai have been char] i d
againsl if within lhe last year, will
certainly nol relish being considered nothing betti r than the tool i ;'
the Tn|'| ers.
ers at headquarters musl  do it for
id issue ii stereotyped i
unchangeable, and without cosl
lo Have Scared au infidel
Death—Others Prostrated,
iina the
Item  i
rounds of the I lanadian pn is:
The (own of Q I'Apelle, N. \V, T„ is
excited over a remarkable Incident. An
iuli.lel ui tJu'Apelli was dying, und two
well-known men of thai place were
watchlngal his bedside, Suddenly th ise
in the adjoining room heard a piercing
cry ami lushing Into the sick room found
the two watchmen Insensible and the
iuii I.I dead. The men have never since
been able to speak ol whul they saw,
an.I cannol refer to the mutter, (tne of
thom is nol expected lo live, It is believed they biiw the Rvll i Ine.
- -♦#♦-
Fast Driving'.
Kditoi: M mi.: i often wonder
why the people d<> nol   pay  more
a niglitnaU'hnian  were quite
 it for tbo present requirements
of the city, and that the civic flnancca
were nol lu i i -it a flourishing condition
as to justify he further retention o
■ nl and what the ma*
joritv of the C unci] also considered to
I lie party s success under such  he a supurnumBr*  official.   Cbls work
circumstances is inconceivable, and
failure i- likely to be Ihe mosl fortunate thing thai can happen lo
those who have so long been In
charge of the Canadian Government.
ll will ai leasl iid us of these si If-
important bragi arts and self-seekers and give fi.n.-e u ho are proud lo
wear I lie name of I 'Him native an
opportunity to cleanse themselves
from the taint of belonging to a
parly which no longer represents
tiie people, bul is little better than
a usurper in the seal of authority.
Mr. Haggart's "Address to the
Electors 01 Vancouver island District," just issued, is not voluminous—merely a four-page leaflet,
nnd as a campaign document it
can hardly be termed a success; bul
as an addition to the literature of
the nineteenth ceiilury, il, is it sparkling .specimen nnd well worthy of
being treasured as a literary curiosity. A cursory perusal leads to
Ihe inference that Mr. Haggart did
nol take (be precaution to examine
the proof-sheets. There is a paragraph on page 2 which looks very
much  as   if  the   compositor had
j attention to the reckless manner Inl    Chinese laundrymen  in Chicago
which   certain   individuals drive have gone out of business, claiming
.through the main thoroughfares of thai   they cannot compete with the
this city.   It is a  usual occurence while laundries.    "Ii  is  nol  ihat
to   see  our  able    M.     I',    driving force that   has driven   them out,"
through the streets as  though  he Bays the dispatch, "nor  fear  for
depended on the speed of his horse for their safety thai has made them
to checkmate  the advance of his flee,   Thev have simply measured
opponent, W.W.W. Mclnnes, butso themselves againsl theability of the
far the only victim, to tbe Infringe- American and have found them-
ment. of the by-law was a luokless selves not equal to the requirement.
I canine, who still continues to moan, They do not work here in the con-
as many human beings may yet struetion of railroads or other groat
do unless  he   is   warned   to   mend limni-nvnmfitita. as they did  former-
i...    ■:..   'tttlj performed by two
policen on in. a lime when Nunuinio
enjoyed her greatest prosperity, aud
ulien the population wus a great deal
larger tl an at i resent, and when, too,
the liuiics ol the police were much more
numerous, an I he was inclined lo think
much more dllilcull than to-day.
Mi. ilohnsl  Imorved that a red notion uf the force lo two men only in igh t
have Ihe ell'ect ol Increasing the volume
1 crli e In lho city . Mr. Simpson remarked that Mr. Johnston had exactly
expressed hie opinion on the subject,
Mr, Johnston moved that the Board
do i "i ik-i , i i tho proposition of tho
Council, Mr. Simpson seconded the
ii otion, which carried.
The matter nf providing special constables for the Queen's Birthday celebration ua- left ill tho IiiiiuIh of the chief.
A letter from T. Bryant, on behalf of
the temperance societies, asking that
in the even; of a reduction of the force,
t'mis able Thompson lie retained, was
received ni d filed.
Thus. Withers was duly sworn in as
nightwatehman, to ael until such time
us Niuliinutclimaii Trounce is able to
resume duty.
The Board thon adjourned)
An important bill inthe interest
of labor was signed by Governor
Morton of New York recently.    It
his ways.
improvements, ..
lv in the West.   The Italians and  relates '" !ll(' employment of worn
, ,.,"  —*♦*   " I others from Southern Europe have
Lena   Olson    a   y.-ung   Danish molaop0]-zed BUoh occupations."
woman, wenl down to I'orllaud for    -^»<^
tbe first time a few weeks ago from !   hj |,„V(, ,,«,,,, aooa<, vuu bothlnthti old
the Country, fell asleep the flrsl day   country and here, nnd l liavo lound llioni n
while there, and did  not awake for
86 days.    Then she roused  herself
for a i'ew moments, closed her eyes I HfloH'sSarsaprUla l» tlte one tnloblood*Biirlflor,
again, and at last accounts was still J   T|II.. Muh' advo'liseiuenits bring the
wrapped in slumber. I best returns.
a md rollsblei in im1. - Mrs, .1. i:. Bonnes,
Seymour St., Vancouver, D. c."
en and children. Sixty hours per
I week i- the maximum timeallowed
for labor, Chairs are to be provided for clerks. Sanitary arrangements are to be provided!, and to be
approved by Boards of Health-who
shall examine cellars and other
places where women and children
work, and certify as to their health-
[ fulness.
I <-■
i<3W ■-"•"•;-.•."■ ■■■•„.
"He's the gallantest old fellow, It
makes mo fairly heartsiok to know bis
case is hopeless."
Mr. liiliheili said il, looking with
oompassiouato eyes after his departing
client. His partner, Major Vance, half
turned in his swivel chair,
Eternal  I
an extra long pall ut his pipe and said over
the top of "Qreonleaf on Evidence:"     |
"Why let it behopeless? Isn'tityonr
business und mine to persuade ono very
bad man or twelve good and true nnes
that the right is always with OUT side?"
"Certainly, but in this case I slnnild
have to persuade them to go against law
and fact in order to do what I believe to
be right," Mr, Hildreth said, making
himself horizontal by putting his heels
upon his desk and tipping his chair as
far book ns possible, Again Major Vance
spoke through his blue veil.
"Toll me all about it. Your client
looked as though he caine nut of the uric.
Has he got a claim for damages against
Noah et al.? Or is it a matter of line
"Neither. Yon must have beard all
about it. It's one of our celebrated cases
—the Overton claim."
"Wlmit 1 is that the man who bus been
a legal gold mine these last 50 years?"
"Tin- very same—Francis Overton,
Esq.   No better blood ill the state. "
"TeJl mo about the claim. (If course
I've heard of it nebulously. I'd like to
know tho story of it with circumstantial
"It's a pitiful one, and my father always insisted begun in a romance back
in Carolina. He knew both the Over-
tons and Fauntleroys there. The heirs
of each bouse, it seems, fell in lovo with
tho same young woman—an heiress and
groat belle—who preferred young Overton. If the other man swore vengt anco
against his successful rival, nobody ever
beard of it, but everybody knew that
the warm friendship once existing between the two families was utterly di ad.
In fact, it was felt to be n good thing
when, a few years after his wedding,
young Overton moved with all bis belongings to middle Tennessee.
"Here he. prospered amazingly. Coming iu when pretty well all tho state lay
virgin, he bought half a comity of tho
richest land at a price that was next to
nothing. Besides bo got possession of
the host ore banks in tho state, and as
soon as be had got a fair sized plantation open, set alxiut building furnaces
and making iron. Ho was essentially a
man of big enterprises, ono who did
nothing on a small scale. Into this new
venture he put a deal of money—the
most of it, unluckily for him, not his
own. There wero half it dozen blast furnaces, a forge, a rolling mill, heaven
knows what besides, but if tho mom y
went out in a stream it looked to bo
certain that it would come iu in a flood.
Indeed my father always maintained
that Mr. Overton went at least $50,000
in debt simply to oblige lenders who
forced their easii upon him. For three
years everything went well. No man
stood so high, wus rated so happy. Then
camo a sea of troubles. His wife died—
his children, all save oue, the eldest boy
—my client of today. Before peoplo
wero done talking over their funerals
thero wus a bigger sensation.    Peyton
Fauntlerny's attorney bad mini: out from
North Carolina and laid claim to all the
iron hind in Mr. Overton's possession.
Though he laughed the claim to scorn,
it made a fine how-d'ye-do among partners and creditors. They clamored for
an explanation. Ho answered by buying
out or paying eaeli one in full, though
to do it Stripped him of everything but
tho property in dispute. That wits u fortune if he held it. At tho trial people
waited on tiptoe for tho outcome of it
all. Ho came into court mighty sorrowful looking, but no whit downcast.
Indeed he bud hardly thought it worth
whllo to employ a lawyer, but as my father had settled  his otlier  affairs   for
him he said to him, 'George, please
look after this little matter.'
"But my father would never take a
foe for that day's work; said bo didn't
earn it. Fauntleroy's man got up lirst
and said that bis client claimed tho land
uuilor government entry at such u date,
to lw established by patents and receipts
(or purchase money, Mr. Overton hardly waited for bis lawt word before ho
stood np, saying to the judge as though
tho whole thing bored him, 'If your
honor will look at those papers, you
will find that my entry of the same land
was just two years earlier.'
" 'H—m," said tho judge. 'You
must make your statement on oath.'
WhilnMr. Overton was being sworn his
honor fumbled with the papers, but
didn't look at them. The other man
passed up his documents, Yon might
havo heard yourself think whilo tbe
judge was turning thorn over. Tho
crowd could seo that they looked official
—on government forms, with big rod
seals. Whon ho undid tho Overton
packet, everybody gavo a gasp. It was
nothing bnt blank paper. Mr. Overton
■tood liko a dead man for a minute,
then sprang facing thc judge, nnd shouted out: 'The records—search the records.
I know my deeds aro there I'
"Most likely thoy wero there, but tho
book waa missing—has been from that
day to this. Of course, though, there was
nothing for it bnt to give judgment for
Fauntleroy. Bnt when court was over, as
uiy father was helping Mr. Overton
from tho room, the judge camo to thom
and said:    'I know it's your land, sir.
Appi al, a] p al, cad by the
will help you to got justice." '
"Thai broko Mr. Ovi rton all up Ho
choked aud suid gaspingly: 'The fight
will go on, sir, bo long as Overton blend
runs in uny er. at lire's veins, llinveg.it
ju-i one boy li ft. Better, ranch better
see h'au den I than to know hewonld lot
it bo said his father had been proved a
scoundrelly laud thief.'
"'Tiny never shall say it, father,'
, rang Frank cried out, The old man
reueheil oul a hand to him, staggered,
fell, was dead before they could lay him
straight on tho grass in tho courthouse
yard. Kneeling beside tho corpse, the lad
—he was just turned i?—swore to
avenge aud vindicate tho dead man if it
took all his life. Though nf nil his father's fortune there was not enough left
to bury him, the son was not badly off.
His mother's money was held in trust.
for him, and there was more to come
from a rich bacholor groatnncle.
"The Overton claim has swallowed
nearly all nf it, for, yen see, these
things came to pass more than 7,0 years
ngo, boforo yen and 1 were born.
Through all these years the fight has
been kept up. Thonb ouco of the records
has made that p issible. Lacking them,
neither claimant can perfect his title to
this groat property. Fauntleroy got possession under b mdafti rtlie lirst decree,
but it profited him next to nothing. He
lucked money to develop it, aud nobody
had faith enough in him or his ease to
risk a dollar in his bauds.
"Francis Overton swears to this day
that the night before his father's death
he—the son—read over deeds to all the
iron land, duly attested as of record in
"Tlr.it old man is honor personified. So
much his face proclaims. There must be
much moro than I havo been taught to
believe in this claim to whose upholding
he has sacrificed so much."
"Oh, nobody over said a word against
him. No doubt he believes all ho says;
tool; his father's word for gospel truth.
Clearly he is a, victim of circumstances
and Iris own bull headedness. That's
why we, our side, thought of this compromise. " Hawkins returned hurriedly,
jumbling one word on another as if to
pn vi in further speech of his comrade.
The younger man looked at him hard
as he asked, "On your bonnr, now, do
yon believe a compromise possible?"
Tho other broke out with impatience
thai im tried vainly tn smother in suavity: "That's just what Iean'tsiiy—what
WO wanl tn find nut.     See  here, F	
Haywood, you can't mean to go buck on
us now. Think I'm- a minute what it
means, where we stand. Here's one side
—an English syndicate just aching to
invest $1,000,000; tho other, tho finest
iron property in the world, at whioh
they will jump, once the title is abso-
Knccllng beside the corpse, the lad .wore
to avcnQC and vindicate the dead man.
the missing volume. By what treachery
they wero abstracted and blank forms
left iu their place nobody can even imagine, always supposing that sueh a
thing did occur, which I, for oue, devoutly believe. But lew folk agree with
me. Some of the overgood oven sigh and
lift their eyes, intimating that the elder
Overton was 'struck down' for false
swearing, as well as that some things in
the life of bis son aro 'a judgment' for
the assert inn nf un unjust claim.
"To me ho is the most heroic, tho
most pathetic figure 1 over knew. This
struggle to si t his father right lias risen
from a duty to a religion—oue, too,
which, unlike most religions, comes lio-
foro everything, anything else."
"Yet you say his case is hopeless?"
"Quite, save in two most impossible
"What are they?"
"He must find the missing volume of
records or the man who made away
with them and with his father's deeds."
Seventy years, full of trouble though
they were, sat lightly on Francis Overton. He walked away from his lawyer
with a masterful step, though his head
drooped a little, and his eyes W"<*e full
of speculation—so full indeed that he
took no note of two other men, who looked hard at him from an adjacent street
When he had vaulted upon bis tall
black horse and gono away at a swinging lope, one said low to tbo other:
"That's yonr man. Tough old nut,
isn't he, to bu riding that gait at rising
Tho speaker was an elderly man,
smug faced, though not quite ill looking, with narrow, light eyes; a square
jaw and close clipped bullet head; well
dressed, well groomed, yet giving withal some suggestion of underbreeding.
The other was taller by a half head,
lithe, slim, with an oval face tanned to
healthy brown and lit by two clear, convincing gray eyes. Every line, every motion told of strength and suppleness, the
muscular perfeetncBS of the early twenties. His hair, just long enough to show
a hint of ripple, was of tho warm brown
that catches gold of the sun, the same
sun whioh hatl burned to an ashen shade
the drooping inustacho that bid a firm,
well cut mouth.
Altogether you would go far beforo
seeing a better specimen of tho genns
gentleman. Ho looked intently after tho
vanishing figure, and as it was lost to
view said, ' 'Hawkins, I like his looks, so
much ho indood that I havo throe part*
of a great mind to givo np the whole
A lightning scowl drew togothcr
Hawkins' brows,but ho was wise enough
to mask it and say interrogatively:
"What? I didn't quite catch what you
For n minute tho othor was silent
"Taat'syour man.   Tough old nnt, isn't
Ini, In be riding that gait nt rising 70?"
lately clear. There i.s no reasonablo
doubt whom it really belongs to. Spite of
SO years of suits in all sorts of courts,
Fauntleroy possession has not been overturned. ''
"You forget there have been lapses,
quite enough to give the other side a
lighting chance."
"No, I don't forget. Reduced to its
lowest terms, the case : funds thus: Overton lias no possible chance of winning
the property. All he can do is to play
dog in the manger and keep the rightful
heirs of it from getting full benefit of it.
Now, it seems to me, regard for him, if
nothing else, ought to make you anxious
that he shall bo properly approached, the
case stated fairly to him and au effort
made to convince him of the error of his
ways.     You were willing enough"	
"Before 1 saw him or tiie land in dispute, yes. Now I put myself in his
placo, try to think how I would feel if,
ufter all of these years of struggle, a
man came to me, saying in effect: 'Sir,
your father was a thief and a scoundrel.
All the same, your persistent denial of
it keeps ine out of a fortune. If you will
agree to admit it and thereby put $1, •
000,000 in my pocket, I will sen to it
that it is made worth your while.' I
think, Hawkins, 1 should kick the messenger very hard, all the harder if he
rang in anything about regard for my
own interest."
"Then yon won't go to him?"
"Not as you proposed, under an alias.
But openly, in face of daylight, giving
my own name, I mean to see Major Overton, and see also if there can possibly be
found an honorable way out of all this
Hawkins fell back a step, with eyes
of amazed fury. After a minute ho suid,
with a slowly whitening face: "You
—will—go—to him—in — your — own
name? Young man, you are—worse than
a lunatic. He would murder you at tho
sound of it."
"I think not. He has not the assassin's face. Do yon know where ho lives?
I want to do him the honor of seeking
him in his own home."
"Would yon really risk it?" Hawkins
spoke iu an awed whisper. The other
laughed a little, saying: "Why not? I
can but fail. If I do, it will be failure
between gentlemen, whioh, while it may
be unpleasant, surely cannot bo dangerous."
Hawkins' eyes dropped; his face grew
hard. Ho half turned away, saying over
his shoulder: "Oh, well, do as you like.
Bldgeley, the Overton place, lies about
10 miles out of town, ou the Blackwood
road. But you are not sure of finding
thu major at home except at breakfast.
Bo I advise you to go early, if you will
in spite of ma"
"Go I must and soon," the othor said,
walking away.
Hawkins looked after him and muttered under bis breath: "Him—of all
the men in the world. He catmot know
—uot half a dozen do—all that lies under tbe surface of tho Overton claim."
Woman In Business—Two Deserving; Women— I-'or Organixation— Education of
Women—Mrs. Sarah Frances Dick—itllss
Anthony's Unintended Joke.
Secretary Olney has received from
Mr. Terrell, tho United States minister
at Constantinople, a telegram saying
that whilo lho porto refuses permission
to tho Red Cross or to members of tbe
Red Cross as such to distribute relief in
Armenia, and thereby declines officially
to recognize thnt society, it will permit
any persons whom Mr. Terrell mimes
and approves to distribute relief inthe
interior of Turkey, provided Ihe Turkish
authorities aro kept informed of what
they aro doing.
Miss Clara Burton sailed from New
York on Jan. 22, determined to go on
as if thoro had heen no interdiction of
the Red Cross society, and firm in the
belief that a way would open when sho
reached Constantinople whereby to carry relief to tbe suffering.
Concerning thu concessions made by
tho porto tho Nov.- York Tribune says:
"In one word, Miss Barton nnd her
associates will bo compelled to perform
their praiseworthy mission as private
individuals instead of as representatives
of tho society to which they belong.
This is not, however, a stipulation that
is in any way calculated to deter them,
for so long as they aro permitted to exe-
cute tho noble and oharitable work that
they havo undertaken it will be a matter of indifference under what name
they labor. The main thing is that they
are to ho allowed to distribute relief,
aud inasmuch as tbo Ottoman government has until now stoutly denied that
its Armenian subjects wero in any uoed
of relief, tho coucossion obtained from
the sultan must bo regarded as a feather
in tbe cap of our minister at Constantinople."
Miss Barton's party consists of Miss
Lucy Graves, a stenographer; George
H. Pullman, private secretary; Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Mason, linguists aud interpreters, and Dr. J. B. Hubboll, field
agent for the Red Cross society.
Admirers of Miss Burton—aud their
numbor is limited only by the extent of
general knowledge of her lifelong and
effective efforts iu behalf of Buffering
humanity—will be interested in knowing that while iu Chicago recently sho
sat for her picture for tho first time iu
35 years. The accompanying portrait,
copied from that photograph, and reproduced from the Chicago Evening Post,
shows her kindly features to tho world
as they are today, seamed by the bund
of time, but still inspired by tbe warm
sympathy for tho oppressed which has
made the symbol of the Red Cross familiar and welcome ou every battlefield of the last third of a century.
and the other at her residence at Monmouth Beach. Both of them wero women of markod character and most meritorious life, magnanimous in spirit, and
devoted to good works. Everybody who
knew Mr. Weed iu the years of bis activity was aware of the helpfulness of
his three daughters, Emily and Harriet
and Maria, the latter of whom, she who
has just died, became Mis. Maria Weed
Alden. The two others havo been dead
for some time. They were his companions as long as be lived and the two who
survived him dotod upon his memory
after his death. In like manner Mrs.
Hustings wus hor husband's guardian
angel through all tbo vicissitudes of his
career, and, during tho long period of
her widowhood, sho had him always in
Through tho later years of tho lifo of
both of those interesting Women they
gnvo up a great part of their time to
tho labors of philautbropy, serving those
who needed service, and helping from
thoir amide means those who required
help. Tho kiudly nature, disposition
and duties of both -if them wero known
to thousands of living people, who will
give thein a nicbo in the chambers of
memory worthy of their uamo.—New
York Sun.
tri9 that times bad changed considerat
since the day when a daughter mig'
Bbine by reflected light from her fatnj
So now a man may be famous as ~
husband of a famous wotuau. It thl
foro gives me pleasure to introduce J
Carrie Chapman Cult."
Tho laugh came before Miss Anthil
bad time to correct herself by addJ
"I mean Mr. Georgo W. Catt."—Wf
iugtou Post.
Mrs. Shirley S. Darts.
Tho kind  of  nnillier  to bo prondj
Is  Mrs. Shirley S. Davis, who,   if
succeeds in passing the examinations i
admission  to the bar, will take up,i
practioe of law.     Mrs. Davis first bei
to  study law   in  order  to  bo moro|
touch with   the work  of  her  son,
is  Assistant   District   Attorney  Hoi
Shacklefiird Davis. Sho graduated ffl
tho woman's law class in  tbo UniveT
ty of the City of Now York.   Mrs. Dal
was the only woman   among the cum]
dates fur admission In tho bar at the i
cent examination held in tbo appall!)
division of the supremo court.     One!
tho examiners said that her papers W'l
very   good, aud  it  is thought  that'll
passod.—New York Correspondence.
Useless KI peine In Chicago.
He looked over the plans for the new
building that he intended to have erected and shook his head.
"What's the matter?" asked the architect
"Too elaborate," was the reply; "too
much unnecessary fancy work to suit
"No more than is usual on first class
buildings," protested the architect.
"What would you have left off?"
"The ornamental work at the top."
"Bnt, my dear sir," protested the
architect, "that is quite the thing now.
We make tbe buildings plain except at
the bottom and the top."
"Well," returned the capitalist decidedly, "it's all right to have a little
ornaaentation for the first story, but I
objeot to paying for art work for the
ausels. We'll have the top plain."—
Chicugo Post.
With a Healer In Their Midst.
La grippe has become epidemic in
Bolvidere, Ills., now the home of Hammond, tho healer. Prom 300 to 800 per-
Then he said, not loud, but dropping his   e0ns are now sick.— Chicago Times Her-
words with the precision of a plummet:   aid.
Woman ln Business.
The woman in business who succeeds
in winning tho good opinion of the men
with whom she comes iu contact is tbe
one who is not continually ou the lookout for evil and who understands thoroughly tho difference that exists between social and business life. Tbe girl
who starts out expecting men to fall
down and worship her will have a vory
rnde shock some day when her employer gives her an order without tbo preface
"please," aud her whole bouI will revolt when she finds that there are men
so thoroughly calloused to the claims of
womanhood that they can keep their
hats on when thoy ride with her on the
elevator and have no scruples about taking their coats off if the day is inclined
to be sultry.
No pructioal business is run on the
basis of charity; therefore the woniuu
who uspiros to a prolonged stay in one
place with the assurance of an increase
of salary some day mast prove that she
can give an adequate return in good
work for tho mouoy paid her. A pretty,
winsome creature in nu office is uot tbe
power she is in a drawing room unless
she proves herself capable. Merepretti-
noss will not bring a salary to her if
she is employed to accomplish anything
of consequence. Even the pretty typewriter has had her day, and now the
plain one who attends strictly to business corrals the best positions.
If yon start out in the broad field of
labor with men as competitors, you
must lay aside the idea that you were
born to be adored by the opposite sex
and replace it with a determination to
do the best you know how, working
fairly for the money paid, but never,
even in the hardest strife, laying aside
the garment of pure womanliness which
is the most winning factor in both business and social relations,—Philadelphia
Two Deserving Women.
Two women deserving of kindly obituary memoranda have died here last
month—one of them the daughter of the
lute Thnrlow Weed, politician aud journalist, strong in statecraft and in influence; the other the widow of Hugh
Hastings, also journalist and politician
nnd long associated with Mr. Weed. The
former died at her homo iu this city,
• For Organization.
There is a great deal of woman suffrage sentiment lying about unorganized
iu all our states. In Massachusetts, for
instance, tbo State Suft'ragu association
has only 1,100 members, yet 100,204
persons in Massachusetts have just voted
for woman suffrage iu that state. With
a view to getting this unorganized
sentiment organized, tho following generous offer was made in the national
suffrage convention at Washington:
Carrie C. and George W. Catt pro-
poso to pay tbe sum of $250 to tho state,
whose territory lies west of the longitude of the west line of the state of
Minnesota, which shall first secure a
suffrage organization based on club
membership auxiliary to the State and
National American Woman Suffrage association, equal to 500 to each 100,000
of the white population. The money
is to be used for campaign purposes, and
the offer will remain open until Jan. 1,
1000, and no longer.
Mr. and Mrs. Catt will pay $100 to
the state east of said degreoof longitude
which shall first secure a suffrage organization based on a club membership
auxiliary to tho State aud National
American Woman Suffrage association,
equal to 250 for each 100,000 of the
whito population, the sumo to bo used
to continue the organization in such
states, and the offer to remain open until Jan. 1, 1000, aud no longer.—Woman's Journal.
Education of Women.
The Massachusetts Society for the
University Education of Women lias a
beneficiary committee Iu tho report of
its chairman, at the recent annual meeting, tho fact was referred to that foreign
countries support institutions in which
orphan children of geutle blood may he
reared in accordance with tbe former
position of their parents. By this means
the results of generations of cultivation
uro preserved to the nation. Unfortunately, however, the idea prevails here
that the boy who worked his way from
the log cabin to tho White House i.s a
character of past history, aud that tho
spirit that inspired Lucy Larcom iu tho
mills of Lowell is no longer among our
The report showed, however, that tbo
girls who como to the attoution of this
committeo glow with the same earnest
cuthusiasm that animated the noble
womeu of the past, and in detail related
that in the past year 14 girls in tho departments of mediciuo aud liberal arts
havo applied for loaus ranging from $25
to $100. The growing appreciation that
tbo girls feel for tbo society is most
gratifying. The debt to them is oue cf
honor. That nointorest is charged is an
expression of godspeed from women
ahead of them in the race.—New York
Mrs, Sarah Frances Dick.
Mrs. Sarah Francos Dick, cashier of
tho first National buuk iu Huutiugtou,
Ind., is said to be the only woman holding that position in a national bauk.
Mrs. Dick was appointed assistant cashier in 1873, and in January, 1881, at
the reorganization of the bunk, she succeeded her father as cashier and was also chosen a director, aud haB held these
positions since that date. Mrs. Dick is a
daughter of tbe present president of the
bauk. She received a common school
education, and took a course of training
in a business college, taking a position
in the bunk Bhortly after graduating.
Sho was married to Julius Dick, a
prominent merchant, in 1878, but the
marriage did not interfere with her
Mrs. Dick is quick and accurate in
transactions, and an expert in handling
currency and coin. She has uoosaistant,
but with noourute deftness she keeps the
bank clear of a crowd during a rush of
business. She writes the notes, drafts
and deposit certificates, computes the
interest on collections, cashes checks
and discounts, etc. Mrs. Dick enjoys
her beautiful home outside of business
hours, and is held in high regard socially and financially.
Miss Anthony's Unintended Joke.
A man took a leading part in the session of tho woman suffrage convention
recently, nnd in introducing him a slip
of tbe tongue on the part of Susan B.
Anthony caused a few people to entertain the idea that she had curried a joke
to a point which made it somewhat embarrassing for the man suffragist. This
was not the ease, however, ao the occurrence embarrassed Miss Anthony more
than anybody else.
Mr. George W. Catt, whose wife is
the national organizer of the association, wbb to present a paper on "Utah's
Victory tho Result of Organization j Its
Lesson." In a brief speech introducing
Mr. Catt, Miss Anthony said: "A man
onoe met my father and asked him if
ho was the father of Susan B. Anthony,
which caused my father to remark to
Dress Ilerorm.
An  exchange  prints  these  excel
and moderate views on dress refoi
"I think ono of tho greatest aids
dress reform  is  to oncourugo the wo|
ing of various styles of  dress for di:
ent  occasions.    Let work drosses, tol
worn at home, bo qnito short and loos]
ly  fittod, or  let  ouo wear  the  bioyd
trousors, if liked.    Encourage the w*
ing of dividod skirts.    For walking '
cities  aud  for traveling  lot  the, drtj
clear tbo  ground.    There  should bo i
extra trimming to catch dust, and tl
general offect should be ono of triuinef
Long dresses might bo worn upon eel
mouial occasions.   The moro diverseJ
styles the less conspicuous real dres^
form will bo."
Mrs. II. S, Grant.
Mrs.  U.  S.  Grant  is wearing sj
magnificent   sables   this winter,
capo alouo  is worth its weight  in
aud  is part  of  a royal set given to 1]
aud General Grant by the czar of Ril
sin.    There wero  so many piecos  in T
that botli Mrs. Grunt's daiigbter-in-lil
and  her  daughter, Mrs. Sartoris, call
in for a share of them.    Mrs. Grant is
dear  little bent  figure, with tbo brcj
still  glinting  her  gray  hair, und
still has the vivacity and charm of you
in her manner.    She dresses in rich 111
terless  black  silk, with  real luce wl
ow's cap, and  she  always wears ch
olio quaint openwork black silk mitl
—Now York Letter.
Financial Freedom.
Tho   financial   freedom   of   niarrl
women is something that oven consort
tivos  aud  man  suffragists  can rejol
over.   A husband who had already \
coived damages  from a railroad for \
loss of tho "company, service  and oj
of his wife"  through  a railroad aJ
dent now sees her sustained in her ol
idea that sho being a money earner shl
be  considered  as an individual, on ll
own account.    Her act ion  for  InjUJJ
sustained  by  herself  brings forth
court's opinion that a husband "can (
propriato neither the earnings nor t
time" of his wife.—Boston Trauscrip
Pillow8banis aru iu evidenco agf
on tbo inexorable rise and fall and i
again principle of fashion. Tbo fallvl
follow in its turn, but iu the mount il
housekeepers are providing thouisel'j
with theso day pillow covors, uiadef
the sheerest linen lawu, hand paiu|
in delicate designs. Theso are mitutaj
for use only ou state occasions,
moro durable wear they aro sliowul
fine linen, with renaissuuee laco ins]
tions and frills.
To Woman's Credit.
Men have not given nor are tl|
eager to give women a large conceg
of liborty for the asking. Tho ronf
of overy injustice and every menial
has had to bo stubbornly fought fol
a few courageous and philunthrj
women, aided here and there by a i¥
To women and not to men belongs!
credit of sueh measure of liberty asf
women of today enjoy.—Vogue.
Sun-race In Washington.
The WoBhiugton State Equal SufM
association held its annual meeting!
Seattle Jan. 2li and SO. Mrs. Isaacs SJ
age, tho state president and an especia
capable and necessarily couservatil
presiding officer, is proving herself eqtfj
to the very oritionl condition of suffrg
affairs in the state of Washington.-
oifio Empire.    	
She May Set the Pace.
Wyoming may have a woman govel
or in 1806. Its present state super/
teudent of instruction, Miss Est|
Reel, is eonduoting her office with i
skill and winning such golden opinfl
that her name is being seriously cond
ered for tbe gubernatorial oandidaoJ|
next autumu.   	
At Portland, Or., "Man's Need]
Woman's Ballot as a Moral, Politil
and Financial Force In Governmeq
was the theme of discussion at a rem
meeting of the state equal suffrage l
Miss Adelaide L. Dioklow, Ph.
for ten years a member of the facu|
of Ottawa university, Kansas, has ,<
tered upon her work as prinoipal^
Monlton Ladies' college, Toronto.
Miss Theodora Wessols, a graduate)
Droxol institute, class of '04, has
appointed to take charge of the
school kitchen in Philadelphia.
More than 100 petitions for won
suffrage havo already been forwarded
members of the Massachusetts legis|
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three or four times a day, is an exo]
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'Your blood in Spring Is almost certain to
be full of impurities—the accumulation of the winter months. Bail ventilation of sleeping rooms, impure air
in dwellings, factories and shops, overeating, heavy, improper foods, failure
of tho kidneys and liver [properly to do
extra work thus thrust upon them, arc
the prime causes of Ibis condition. It
is of the utmost importance that you
our Blood
I Now, as when warmer weather comes and
the tonic effect of cold bracing air is
gone, your weak, thin, impure blood
will not furnish necessary strength.
That tired feeling, loss of appetite, will
open the way for serious disease, ruined
health, or breaking out of humors and
impurities, To make pure, rich, red
blood Hood's Sarsaparilla stands unequalled. Thousands testify to its
merits. Millions take it as their
Spring Medicine.   Get Hood's, because
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i Hnr»r*l'<a Pills ar* the only Dtllaro take
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^Thron-fli Solid   Granite In Pike's  Peak ta
Supply Water.
1 The highest tunnel in the world, 11,-
680 feet above tidewater, is to be bored
Pby Chicago  contractors  through Pikt's
f Peak mountain, two miles distant from
| tbe peak proper.
Cripple Creek's rapid growth has led
[the people  of  Colorado Springs to fear
I that the mining town might ere long try
Ito turn to its own use tho bountiful water
'supply of Beaver creek, which twists its
1 course way up ueur the sky Hue on tbe
l mountain.    Colorado  Springs now gots
fits water from Bear creek, but the pluoe
[is growing  fust,   and   to  insure water
for the future the contract to tunnel the
l-nonntain   and   to   let   Beaver   creek
I hrough to ungmout the Boar creek flow
has heen let.
The tunnel will run  through a milo
bud a quarter of solid  gray grunite, us
hard  a  stone  as is known.    The work
Iwill start on the east ledge of thn nioiiii-
Itain, 10 miles from Colorado City, aud
Ivill run through to the northwest side,
lo tho rooky bauk of Beaver creek.   The
tuuiiel will have a pitch of 0  feet in
every 100 feet, a fact which will insure
i rapid flow of water.
When tho diverted stream reaches the
funnel's  outlet, it will full   Mil) feet in
fhe sheer into Bear Creek canyon, with
vhich torrent it will mingle its waters.
Tbo tnuuel will have u  Gotbio roof,
|vert>cal Bide and a fiat base.  Its dimensions will be  a width   of five feet by a
height of seven feet. The body of water
to which  it will give  egress will  be
large enough to form not only a pictnr-
Bsquo fall, but ono which will  be little
short of grand when the element of its
Jieight is taken into consideration.
A reservoir will be built at the Beaver
l-reek side, and the wuter will be let
Into tbe tunnel ouly as it is needed.—
Ehicago Tribune.
purroundlnffs  Over Which Conductor Nor
Passenger Hail Control.
(-."Thirty-ninth street I" culled the oon-
Jiotor of the Alley "L" car.
"Thirty-ninth street!" exclaimed the
(/oman who was sitting next to the door,
limping up.
' "Yes, ma'am," replied the condnctor
fmlitely. "This is where you want to
"et off."
"Oh, that's a nice way to try to get
font of forgetting me," she returned ox-
litodly.   "Vou know very well that I
Told you  I was ouly going to Tbirty-
joighth street.   What do yon mean by
parrying me by it?"
"Why, madam, the"—
"Oh, it's no use trying to exouse yonr-
Iself; I know all about it.   You thought
Lvon could  impose on me because I'm
from tho country, but I'd have you understand that you can't do it."
'But, madam," protested the conductor, "we do not stop at Thirty-eighth
"Don't lie to me," she replied nn-
[rily. "I guess I know how these city
loads nre run, if I ain't city born and
pred. You curried me by on purpose;
J ou know yon did. I can see you grinning at me now, but you won't think
It's such a good joke wheu I complain
|tO the company."
"I'm sorry, madam," said the con-
Iductor deferentially. "Do you wish to
[get off here?"
'Of course I do, bnt I'll take my time
about it, and you can't hurry me,either."
"If you  will get off now, madam,
land not keep us waiting here any lon-
*ger, I'll try to remember your face next
.time and stop tbe train at Thirty-eighth
Street for you."
"Oh, you admit that you can stop
Ithore, do you?" she said triumphantly,
las she stepped on to the platform. "1
f thought you would ns soon as you found
I that you had a determined woman who
[can't be imposed upon to deal with,"
'Yes, ma'am, I admit it," he replied,
Las he closed tho gate and rang the bell
Ito go ahead. "We don't usually stop
[there, bnt we can. Bnt," he added, as
,the train pulled out, "if yon intend to
i leave the oar there, I would advise yon
J to wear your bloomers. It's no easy job
| to climb down those posts."
She tried to reach him with ber um-
kbrellt, bnt it was too lata—Chicago
leoii .     .
Her Eyes Shine Like a Cat's.
Tho most peculiarly afflicted person
in the world perhaps is Mrs. Isadora
Rnaii, who lives iii tho suburbs of Paris. In August, 1S02, sho was all but
killed by a flash of lightning, which
knocked her senseless, destroying her
eye-sight and burning off her hair and
ono ear. Although subjected to such a
torrifio shock and to injuries which all
the local physicians pronounced fatal,
she recovered in a short while and was
soon able to walk about. Tho lacerated
ear healed readily, and the scalp was
soon covered witli a new coat of hair,
but tbe eyesight, to all intents und purposes, is gono forever. Strange as it
may seem, there aro brief intervals
when she can see ns plainly as sho ever
could in her life, but this short respite
from weeks nnd mouths of total darkness is on ly during tho progress of terrific
At such times her eyes (the bulls are
still pei'feot) glow like coals of lire or
liko those of some wild boast of prey.
At the same time her hair, which is
Btill short aud very still, stands perfectly erect and gives oil' a faint phosphorescent glow. During electric storms tho
afflicted lady sits by her favorito window, and by tho brief flashes of lightning views old familiar scenes which
tho sun bus not outlined to her guzo
since thnt unlucky morning in August
four years ago. Electricians have experimented with her eyes time and again,
but nothing brings back her sight, oven
for u moment, except a display of nature's electric light—that usually spoken of as a "blinding lightuiug flash."
—St. Louis Bepnblic.
Tbe more "fellows" a girt has, the
less the chance that she will laud one.
The man who creep* along bent over,
with his spinal column feeling in a condition to snap like a pipestem at any minute, would readily give a great deal to get
out of his dilemma, and yet this is only
the commonest form by which lumbago
seizes on and twists out of shape tbe muscles ofthe back. This is coinino ily known
as backache, a crick in the back, tint hy
whatever name it may be known, and however bad it may be, 10 minutes vigorous
rubbing with St. Jacobs Oil on the alllicted
part will drive out the trouble and completely restore. It ia a thing so easily
caught, it may be wondered at why there
is not more of it, but i ecause it is so easily
cured by St. Jacobs Oil may be tbe very
reason that we hear so little of it.
"Miiid of Hiisten, ere we part,
(live, c) Rive me, love, your heart!"
"surul" she answered, on the spot,
And tne marble heart he got
Were old fashioned Instruments of torture luntr
since Hbrtiiiloneil, but there is u tormentor who
still continues to agonise ihe joints, muscles
and nerves of many of us. ihe rheumatism,
that Inveterate foe to daily and nightly com-
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steady use of Hostettor's Stomaob Bitters, which
likewise eradicates neuralgia, billons, malaria!,
bowel, slomaeii and nerve complaints.
"My family," said Mies Antique, "came over
wlih the I'ilurlms on the Mayflower." "Did
they realty?" exclaimed Hicks. "How very
iiuerestiliK!   And were you seasick?"
Statb or Ohio, City or Toi.bdo, I „
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Too Dice nit lor the Captain to Git the
Right Kml of His Name.
Captain ThoniuB M Smith of East One
Hundred ami Twenty-fourth street, who
is somewhat of a philologist, had an
amusing experience in trying to analyze
certain Chinese characters, It appears
that when Chang Lee lucatod his laundry in Harlem, lhe cuptaiu was his lirst
customer. An the acquaintance grew
Chang Leo strained tho red tupo laundry laws and did not issue tho usual
tickot to the captain, but called at his
apartment every Monday for his laundry and returned it on Thursday in a
package marked with hieroglyphics.
"Is that my name?" asked the captain of Chang as he pointed at the Chinese characters shortly after tho laundry
delivery plan was inaugurated,
"Yes. He you name, t:eo?"
Tho cuptaiu didu't soe, but set at
work to do so, and for several weeks
studied the writing that Chang Lee
brought to him on each returning Thursday. Ho searched the libraries for such
Chinese literature and lexicons as they
held, examined laundry tickets und road
the signs in Mutt stroet in the hope of
being able to learn how Chang Lee's
characters conveyed tho idea of the
name of Smith, but ho mado an utter
failure. Filially he decided to appeal to
Chang Lee.
"Is that my name?" he asked the
lauiiilryniau un tho occasion of his next
"Can you toll me how you get Smith
out of such a looking scrawl?"
"No, not Smith. Ho say'Captain.'
Call you captain, That yonr name.
See?" answered the Chinaman as he
pointed at the characters, with an expression that showed surprise nt the captain's ignorance. —New York Herald.
Her Proof.
The late Dr. Thomson, archbishop of
York, wheu ho was bishop of Gloucester, suffered from toothache, and by
medical udvice resorted to narcotics to
relieve the pain. One morning, after a
night of great suffering, as he left the
house to consult the doctor, Mrs. Thorn-
Eon begged him not to alluw the phy.
sician to prescribe a narootio, as it
affected his brain for several hours after
taking it. On his way ihe bishop met
tho postman, who handed him a large
official envelope. He opened it in the
street aud read his appoiutment to the
see of York. Instead of visiting tho doctor he hastened back to communicate
the surprising news to his wife.
"Zoe! Zoo!" ho exclaimed. "What
do you think has happened? I am archbishop of York."
"There, there I" rejoined the wife.
"What did I tell you? You've been taking that horrid narcotic again and are
quite out of your head."
Here's Economy.
There is a man living near Maben,
Miss., who prides himself on his economy, and the other day, when discussing
his favorito topic, he remarked that he
had saved several dollars in matches.
"Why," he said, "when I came to Mississippi nearly 40 years ago I brought
my fire with me, aud I have kept the
lame fire ever sinco, never allowing it
to die out, and duriug all this time I
have never spent a cent for matches."
At the restaurant: Diner—When I
saw you n year ago yon had just left
college. You were then about to make
your fortune, you said.
Attendant—Yes; and now I am waiting for It.—Boston Transcript.
Harold Doesn't Welsh.
"You seem to have something weighing on your mind, Harold."
"Well, I haven't. Do you think my
mind is a pair of scales?"
"Oh, no; scales are evenly balanced."
—Detroit Free Press.
Experiments lately made in England
show that if a ball of solid iron is lowered into a mass of liquid iron by means
of a metal fork the ball at first sinks to
the bottom with the fork. But in a
few seconds it leaves the prongs and
rises to the surface, where it continues
to float until it melts. The rising is explained by the expansion of tbe ball,
due to heating, whereby it becomes,
bulk for bnlk, less dense than tbe molten metal.
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newspaper correspondent desiring to see
him on important business peered into
the dining room, but did not recognize
him. The landlord went in and brought
Mr. Reed ont, whereupon the scribe
said, "I saw yon iu there, but mistook
yon for President Cleveland." Reed,
solemn as au owl, replied, "Por heaven's sake, never let Cleveland know
that, for he is too vain of hit beauty
now. "—St Louit Republic
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Bastion Street, Nanaimo, B. C.
Ity mail—Ono year	
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pet month
The Prophesy Business.
The Coal Miners' Regula
tion Act.
It can be truthfully
coul miners have ever
to working in mint's
and especially sn in
generate explosive gases.
The   miners   of   Nanaimo    and
Wellington carried this opposition
The press dispatches of the past
week lead to the conclusion that
Sir Charles Tupper had at last
gone out of the prophesy business,
and that the mantle so long and
unsuccessfully worn by the Great
Stretcher now envelopes the more
youthful form of the hopeful Hib-
bert. Naturally enough, the first
effort of Tupper the Second should
be a prediction of disaster to the
Cirits at the coming elections.
The youthful prognosticator,
with a flourish and blast worthy of
his name, tells us that in Nova
Scotia three or four more than the
usual quota of Tory seats would be
secured. In Yarmouth the indica-
ieen opposed | tions were good; Digby was a sure
pop, while in Guysboro Mr. Frazer
would have to step down and out;
in Annapolis the great candidate
would take a sneak before election
day; and as for Halifax, there were
MAY 17, 1896
laid   that
with Chinese.
mines which
to a successful issue against this not Grits enough to make good
class of labor in the mines after the \ sport. New Brunswick is to get a
disastrous explosion in No. 5 pit clean sweep with a bran new Tup-
of the Wellington colliery, which i per broom, etc. This is not bad for
occurred January, 1888, and follow-; the maiden effort of even a Tupper.
ed so closely by the ever-mcnior- i jjut the Tuppers are great people-
able horror in No. 1 shaft, Nanaimo.! they feel great, they talk great,
At the urgent and unanimous re- they lie great, they steal great, and
quest of the miners of both Wei-1 there is no reason why they should
lington and Nanaimo, Mr. Samuel 1K,t prophesy great. We don't ob-
M. Robins, for the Vancouver t'oal ject to Tupper prophesy—indeed,
Co., and the late Hon. Robert We rather like it, for the Tuppers in
Dunsmuir, of the  Wellington Co.,  the past have been dismal  failures
agreed to thereafter employ only
white labor underground. At the
time of this* agitation the Legislature was in session in Victoria,
and the miners endeavored to have
the agreement made law. In this
they were unsuccessful—largely
due to the opposition of Mr. Dunsmuir, who was then a very influential member of the House.
Mr. Dunsmuir, although willing to
discontinue employing Chinamen
in his mine, was opposed to the enactment of a law prohibiting him
from so doing. The Nanaimo and
Wellington collieries were then the
only coal mines of any extent in
the Province, the Union mines being merely in prospective; but as
the Union mines got opened up,
and as developments progressed,
Chinese were employed underground, and have been steadily employed there, and only there, ever
ln 1S90 the miners again fought
to have the Coal Miners' Regulation   act   amended   by   excluding
in the seer business. In the meantime it is highly amusing. But
Tory clairvoyance is not confined
to the Tupper family; they merely
set the pace for their more humble
followers. We would not be surprised to see our ancient friend of
the l-'ree Press expand himself, now
that he has got the cue from his
chief. Indeed, as a prophet, the
local lilastus is not to be sneezed
at. As a proof of this we refer our
readers to his prolegomenary toot
of a recent date, when with a
flourish of his pen he summarily
tlisposes of superficial politicians of
the Haggart and Mclnnes type,
dispelled them into thin air, and
cleared the field for the one—the
only one creditable candidate—the
one " who so ably represented this
District for the past three years."
The Tupper Combine.
(Toronto Globe.)
Tupper the ancient.
My son Charles.
My son Stewart's law partner,
More Money in Silver and Lead at the back of
Than Gold at the Back of
We have come to tho conclusion that business must be
done for CASH, and consequently are offering you the
most startling bargains ever announced in Nanaimo,
as the following prices will clearly show:
Suits that were $45.00 are now $36.00
The Largest Range of Goods in the Citv to Select From.
Cash Tailor,
jrcial Street.
Chinese from working therein. Mr. Hugh John Macdonald.
Andrew Haslam, who then represented the District, took charge of
the bill and carried it through the
House without any opposition.
This amendment, although the statute law of the Province, has remained a dead letter for the past
My relative, Arthur Dickey.
Is this to be 'flipper's country?
In his speech at Quebec on  the
Oth inst. Mr. Laurier said :
The point of difference in Manitoba
being merely the extent to \vhi<-li re-
.i „ n ..„...,.,...,,. i,,,.,, linious teaching shall ito, It seems to me
six years, as the Government have >,,„„,,, bean%asy tfTing to bring these
never made the slightest eltort to
have it enforced. The miners have
prayed and petitioned, flattered and
frowned, but the Government would
not move. Grand juries have indicted and demanded, and still the
Government would not move.
The only reason ever given for
this flagrant indifference and deliberate evasion of duty was the
flimsy pretence that they were
afraid the act was unconstitutional.
The miners, doubtless determined
to drive them from behind this constitutional rampart, requested that
the question be submitted to the
Supreme Court for a decision. To
this the Government agreed, but as
usual, they were Blow—very slow
to move.
A delegation from   the   Miners'
lements together ami get the Prates
timts to ttive to the Catholics the rights
of religious teaching which they claim
for themselves. (Cheers.) A little explanation would have solved the problem ; and if, instead of having at the
head of affairs such men as Sir Mackenzie Bowellrryou had sueh a man as Sir
Oliver Mowat—(cheers)—to deal with
that question, he would have approached
the Protestant people of Manitoba, not
with a threat, as was done by Sir Mackenzie Howell, hut would have addressed
himself to their Christian conscience
and told them to give tu the minority
the privileges of conscience they claimed
for themselves.
An Oregon contemporary, in complimenting a lady teacher of the
Portland public schools, alluded to
the "great reputation for teaching
she bears." Next day the teacher
and a rawhide appeared simultane-
Union journeyed to Victoria to in- jously at the editorial sanctum— the
terview the Government and if pos-! former protesting gently, but firmly,
Bible induce or coax them to move, that she had never been guilty of
We have been told by the gentle-, teaching she bears, and the latter in
men who formed this delegation readiness to emphasize the protest
that Attornev-General Eberts gave if due apology were not made. Ex-
them a solemn promise that in  ten  planation availed not, and now she
Twelve months ago    150
To-day      -      -      - 3,500
And estimated to reach
Within 12 months from date
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Candies in this week.
Carbonating and Bottling
MITCHELL ,t RUMMING, 1'roprletorB.
Manufacturers nf Lemonade, Ginger Ale, Sar-
sn-iarilln. Ciders, Etc.
All Orders Promptly Attended To.
Telephone au.
P. 0. llox IK).
days at furthest the case would lie
hefore the Supreme Court. Two
months have since passed away
and not the slightest perceptible
sign of a move on the part of the
Government. We are nntthespei
advocate or friend  of  the  Govern
hears   her  victory  with becoming
The Sailors' Union of thc Pacific
continues   to    increase    headway.
ial IThe last quarterly reports from all
sources show   a   progress   that   is
men7c7 British" CoYumbiafndther iinosl encouraging under the  cir-
arewe its avowed enemy or oppo-1 <-•*■■"-'""'"*•    >'"' ■■■■••■■■'■■■■ •■■■■■ •■<
ent; but we have nothing hut words
of condemnation for a Government
as a whole,  or a  Minister of  the
Crown individually, who  will  de
steadily rising, notwithstanding several heavy drafts for extraordinary
expenses.   Membership is rapidly
increasing and a renewed spirit  of
liberately neglect or refuse to faith- i activity has taken possession of all
fully carry out a promise given   in ; hanjll.. A similar happy   state  of
apparent good faith, and certainly affairB -■.*W>rted from the Atlantic
These prices are an advance on last quotations, but
Is beginning to go ahead in good shape.
accepted as such
Unavoidable obstacles may have
prevented Attorney-General Eberts
from full (ill his promise, but notli-
should prevent him from acquainting those to whom his promise was
given of the fact—if such was a
fact. They would thus avoid the
unpleasant reflection that they
were dealing with a man whose
word was unreliable. In the meantime the constitutionality of the
amendment to the Coal Miners'
Regulation Act, 1890, remains a
mooted question, and the. white
miners of British Columbia are
waiting—anxiously waiting for the
Government to move.
 -♦*♦* ——
Advice gratis to " Liberal"*Con-
servatives—lf you can't run your
favorite war-horses, there is a reni-
(d —Walk'em.
coast and lakes.
One wing of the Conservatives in
Vancouver have nominated G. H,
Cowan, while another wing supports W. J. Bowser. Indications
are it will be a hard try-angular
contest for the Tories, and that,
with the aid of these two wings, the
Liberal, Mr. Maxwell, will have an
easy llight to victory.
After reading the Conservatives'
congratulatory and confident campaign harangues throughout the
country, we feel constrained to exclaim: "Oh shame, where is thy
blush ! ()h consistency, where is thy
jewelry !"
Unemployed printers of San
Francisco will shortly publish an
afternoon daily newspaper, to be
known as the Daily News.
If you buy now you WILL make big money.
I should like to see more in Nanaimo interested,
that I can 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.
The Globe Hotel
Has been renovated and re-furnished,
and ia now conducted as a lirst-claBS
Mr. Albert Raccii can be found as
Superior accommodation is provided
for the public.
P. O. Box 225.
Telephone 7-D.
Nanaimo Meat Market,
Wholesale anil Retail Dealers In all klniln ol
m.    Fresh and Salt Moats,
"'"   Sausages, Etc ,
Meats Delivered—
To any part ofthe City free ot eharitc.
Special Attention paid to Shipping Orders.
A Trial Solicited.
Arliijgtoi) Hotel
Raving completed the erection of the Arlington
Hotel at NANOOSK HAY, thla hundaorae ami
oommodloui hotel ih now prepared to receive
and comfortably entertain traveler* and others-
in presided over by Mrs. Thomptorir and tho
Table d'Hote constantly provided with nil tho
delicacies ol the season,  Combined with the
elegant furnished apartments, the visitor finds
the Surroundings of the muni phmHiuit ileM-rip-
Market, Bastion Street.
Steamers and Shipping supplied on short notice
at Wholesale Prices.
People who Appreciate »
Have their prescriptions dispensed at
Their Prices are Right. Telephone a.
BtCBT   VAliUJ!   IN
Court of Revision
The Court of Revision for the Cily of
Nanaimo will he held in the City Council Chambers
Wednesday, May 27,1896
at 10 o'clock a. tn.,
when any appeal  from the assessment
for 1896 will he heard.
By order,
Cily Clerk.
Okell & Morris'
Pure Preserves
Prepared from Choice 11. C. Fruits
and li. C. Sugar.
They are the Purest and Best.
Restaurant and Chop House
Commercial Street.
Oysters in every stylo.
Meals, 25c. and upwards.
Good Beds, '25c. and upwards.
Spring Chicken always on hand.
Try Philpott's Tomato Catsup
Hoe. and 50c. per liottlc.
We Never Sleep.       Open Day and Night.
Cuban Cigar Factory.
<>ur Cigars are mink- of the GtlOloOlt Havana
Tob&ocoi- <>iir famous
Cuban Blossom *»»
Black Diamond
Are called fur everywhere, and are miperinr to
any Imported 0lgnr<   Made by L'nton !.ahor.
M. J. BOOTH, Wharf Street.
Land Agent and Conveyancer,
Town Lots and Farms for Kale.   Money to Loan
nn Mortgage tit low rates.
Agent for tho United Fire Insurance Company
of Maui'lu'MiT, KiiKlHiid.
First-eliist* Accommodation. Fire-proof building
Terms: Sl.QQ Per Day and Upwards.
The Doon Hotel,
JAB. BBNNKTT, Proprietor.
Commercial St.,     Nanaimo, B. c. llllll.
MeVeity Refuses the Offer of a
Bribe to Withdraw.
ger of the DeBcors mines, who was
I tried for supplying urins to Johannes-
: burg. It was n scandal, he went on,
to prosecute the agents and not
the principals. He denounced the way
in which Rhodesia had been denuded of
troops to take part in the Johannesburg raid, leaving the people there at
the mercy of the Mntabele.
Ottawa, May 14.—Sir Charles Tapper laid un interview with Alt, -Mc
Veity to-day, and, it is understood,
wife's allegations who asks for a judi-
promlsed tliGi latter a position if he
would retire- from the political Held, Mr. I Hon to he taken.   Judgment will be pro*
Cairo, May 13.—Th crown counsel
submitted Ids conclusions in the action
brought against thc commissioner of the
Egyptian debt to the tribunal to-day.
They are to the effect that the commissioners have power to dispose of the reserve fund for unforeseen state expenses
and that the vote of a majority of the
commissioners is necessary for sueh ac-
Sir Mackenzie Bowell Departs
for Enjjlaiid.
.Mr.  MoYeity  lcl'iiseii.    Sir  Charles ul-
bo liiiil nn Interview with Mr. Him-h.
but   hi'   will   UOt   Nilrritii't*   himself   iu   u
honele&B contest.
The department of trade and coin-
morce lm« been informed tluit tin' legislature of thi' Leeward Islands recently
Increased tin- tariff nil round by ten per
cent., nml Imposed nn export duty on
rum nml mit-ui'.
14.—The Niagara s**-
on tin- appointment of
ns Bishop. The otli-
Di-nii Oarmichael    of
ll .llllll' 1st.
Alexandria,     Mn.v.   18.—There    were
sixty-three   fresh   eases   of   cholera   re-
corded    here    yesterday nml 22 deaths
frnui Uu- disease reported the same day.
Hamilton, May
nod have agreed
('anon Duinoulin
er proposal was
Montreal, May 14,—Mr. Torte, in
the course of a speech at Terrebonne,
said that Sir Charles Tupper was .ih-
pil'ing to a seat in the imperial house of
kids, an was simply using Canada -'s
a stepping stone. He added that a
friend of Ids had seen documents that] speakers.
McGreevy and Connolly had threatened
to make public if they were not released from prison.
It is reported on excellent authority
that the long talked of episcopal mnn-
danient, signed by all the prelates of
French Canada, will be out on Sunday
next. It is understood that it gives the
right to each bishop to go further than
the line of conduct mapped out by the
document in question, nnd there is little doubt ns to the effect it will have
upon the result of the election in this
Brantford, May 14.—Hon. A. S.
Hardy, Ontario crown lands commissioner, who is regarded as sir Oliver
Mownt's successor to the premiership
in tho event of Sir Oliver moving on to
Ottawa, spoke here in company with
Wm. Patterson, ex-M. P. In the
course of his remarks, Mr. Hardy replied to the criticisms leveled nt Si*
Oliver that he had not shown the eour-
nge of Sir Charles Tupper and Hon.
Mr. Tnillon in resigning his present office. Ho pointed out thnt Sir Chnrles
Tupper bad resigned n salary of $10.1)00
and perquisites for a snJ ry of $8000
and nil he could grab. Mr. Toillon bad
resigned a snlnry of $4000 for n salary
of $8000 and perquisites, It was
scarcely consistent to expect that Sir
Oliver should resign and take no salary
nt  all.
Winnipeg, May 1-1.—Tt has been arranged thnt Da Ito n McCarthy will
speak In Winnipeg on the evening of
May 25th: in Portage lo Prairie at "2
p.m. nnd in Brandon at S p.m. on th*1
20th of May.
In a Skirmish With a Column of
Hritish Troops.
Owelo, Matabeieland, May 14.—The
paind which pursued the Insurgent
Matnbele natives, after lighting un Saturday last, near Movene, and about
half a mile from Marin's main kraal,
which was completely destroyed, met
the Insurgents later and another hot
and close fight followed. Between 50
and (JO of the enemy were found dead
after the engagement. The patrol suffered no loss. Chief Mnkalak was captured.
London, May 14.—A dispatch from
the Pall Mall Gnaetto from Buluwayo
says that Capt. Napier's column on
Tuesday last, while on thc way to escort Cecil Ithodes' column, had a skirmish with and repulse the Mntal-elo
The  Colonial  Secretary,    Mr.     Chaiu-
At Ihe Defense of Cecil .Rhodes
thu Chartered Company*
London, May 11.—A dispatch from
Pretoria says that Presldeut Kruger
has granted au interview to a press representative, in which lie said he was
astonished nt tho ollicial defence of Cecil Libodes and ol the Chartered South
Africa Company iu l-'riday's debate in
the House of Commons. He wished he
could have been there so as lo personally tioor the arguments of some of the
President Kruger continued
hy asserting that the alleged intrigues
between the Transvaal and Germany
were merely soap bubbles, The South
African Republic, he said, desired to be
friends with all; but tbe recent plot was
Indefensible, nnd those who engineered
it must he punished. There would be
no rest for South Africa, he concluded,
until that was done.
Both Dr. .Jameson nnd Major White
write to the Times this morning with
reference to a report from Pretoria that
extracts have been published there from
a note book kept hy Major White, and
woieh is now in the hands of the prosecution. It was said thnt an entry for
December 20 in the note book read.
''Received dispatch from Cecil Rhodes
to move at once on Johannesburg." Dr.
In meson and Major White both deny
emphatically that they ever received
lisputcites from Cecil Rhodes directing
their forces to advance upon Johannesburg.
The morning papers announce that the
shareholders in tiie Hritish Chartered
South African Company will prosecute
VI(red Belt, the director of the company, who wns implicated by the cryp-
•oirram. claiming damages for tho Jameson mid,
London. May 18.—It was reported on
the stock exchange this afternoon from
Pretoria that the reform prisoners, with
tbo exception of the five leaders, had
been released, subject to throe yeirs'
police supervision. Tiie prisoners were
fifty-nine in number, and each of them
was sentenced to two years' imprisonment with n £2.000 fine, or. failing payment, one year additional Imprisonment
and three years banishment after the e\-
poration of the terms of imprisonment.
A dispatch from Cape Town to the
Times says: *'Leenl feeling is sn strong
'.u Cecil Rhodes' favor that if he were
•i enndidnte for election here or any
F^Ht'sh centre he would bead tbe poll."
The Daily Telegraph's Pretoria dls-
nnteh say« timt President KrugeVs wife
j {-' nnHnnsly  ill.
1    London,  May 12.-The Daily Courier
| to-day   confirm^  the  report   that  Jameson's  raid   in   the  Transvaal   failed   been use  Rhodes  wished  the  reformers  to
' revolt   under the Union Jack  while 'be
I bitter insisted  upon  the Transvaal 'lag.
it  also appears to bo confiremed that
jail  arrangements  were made    tn    pro-
I eh'im   Chas.   Leonard     president,     and
i John   Hays   Hammond   states   attorney,
but   thoy   refused   to   alter   their   plans,
| and    consequently  left Jameson  in the
Ottawn, May 18.—The deputy ministers and chief officers of the departments met this afternoon ami presented
Sir Mackenzie Howell with un address
expressive of the personal regard they
had fnr him. An address was also presented by tbe officials of the interior department, Indian auairs nnd Geological Survey to Mr. Daly. The concluding paragraph of   Mr.   Daly's   address
was to the effect that the regard of the
subscribers would continue for him iu
whatever sphere of usefulness he was
called  to by the  Dominion.
Sir Mackenzie Howell leaves to-nior-
row for New York en route for England.
1 Mr. E. II. Denis, chief census commissioner for Manitoba, has left tor
Winnipeg to complete arrangements for
; taking the census, The work will actually begin about the 26th inst.
i The capital is quite lively these days
owing to the number of strangers who
have arrived from ali parts of the states
and   Canada   to  attend   the annual   con-
' vention of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Grand engineer. Chief
Arthur,    has    arrived.   The  convention
' opened to-day.
I   Toronto. May 18.—Mayor Fleming has
; entered lhe lists against W. D. Matthews. ,7. J. Kerr, (Jeo. Bertram and
Ellas Rogers for the nomination of the
; Liberal    party  in  Centre  Toronto,  the
! only division of the city likely to see a
j contest between the two parties,
Following are the additional nominations reported- John I. Fraser, Bur-
ford,       Conservative,       North     Oxford,
[against Sir R.  Cartwright,   D.   M.   Mc-
j Intyre, city solicitor, Conservative, for
Kingston  Against  B.  M.  Briton,  Q.C.,
i Liberal. Maskinonge county Conservatives have nominated Dr. Coulomlee.
I    Ottawa,   .May   12.—D.   W.   Davis,  ex-
1 M. P. for Alberta, was to-day officially
notified that he was appointed inspector
. he   was  made     inspector    of    customs.
! of customs  for  the  Yukon  district.
A.  McKay, ex-M.  P.    for    Hamilton,
was   also   officially   notified   to-day   that
Both gentlemen  have got their commissions  Signed   by   Lord   Aberdeen.
Officials of the interior department are
preparing nn address to Mr. Daly, regretting his leaving the government,
and stating that in him they had a per-
s'omil friend. They also hope that he
may have long life to enjoy whatever
kind of a job the government may give
him This address was prepared by
one or two of Mr. Daly's political allies in the department and the officials
are being dragooned into signing it.
Some of the more independent officers
have refused to sign it.
received uny m>\vs coil*
report circulated  front
city  Hint tin- scnti'iices
osbttrg    reformers    had
berlnin, him not
firming the the
Hi-rlin nml thin
of the .lnliniin
been commuted.
Answering n question in the bouse
to-liny, tin1 parliamentary secretary tor
tin* foreign office, .Mr. (Jurzon, said Ibe
government Iiml no Information con*
firming the report tluit Hu.ssin wns occupying tin' foreshore nt Uhefoo, lit-
ni'ded thnt, according in the British
minister nt Peking, n concession find
been granted n Russian linn    by   tue|
Congregational Ministers of OhicaRo on
tin- Association's Action.
Chicago, Mny 14.—A surprise wns
sprung nt the close of the regulnr meeting of the Congregational ministers of
Chicago yesterday whon Roy. ,T. v. I.o
lin, secretary nml chairman of the business committee, introduced in a short
ipeecli n resolution tluit a committee of
five be appointed to review tho notion of
| the Bay conference of California in suspending from the lnininslry Hoy. Chan.
(). Brown, P. P.. of the First Gongre-
rntloiinl church of San Francisco after
tonus or whioh Hritish riparian owi..-rsj'">  hud   boon   found  not  guilty  of  tbo
i alder ihoir rights Infringed, ' Uhiai, charge of Immorality  by    a    specially
Mi. Ciirzon continued, find boon warn- kallod council.    After a brief but spired   that   she   must   not   Include   in   thu! ■•■''•   discussion   tho  resolution   wns  enr-
Xow York. May 12.—The World, in
a Bpeolal dispatch from its correspondent nt Chicago this morning, says:
Washington Hosing, postmaster nt
Chicago, appointed by President Cleveland, disclosed to me a political secret
which seems to set nt rest the question
of Mr. Cleveland's candidacy for tho
nomination. Said Mr, Messing: "1
hnve been, ns you nre aware, on very
friendly terms personally with .Mr.
Cleveland. He Informed mo with unequivocal language thnt under no circumstances  would  he again  be iu the
■ Hold. Ho said there wns one reason
alone which would prevent it, Lis
health. He would not survive the labor of another four yours,   lie toeis ho
must 1 ul of doors nnd take exorcise
in  order  to  prolong his days,    Ho  proposes in travel nnd tnke life easier In
I fuiiiro. lie informed me be would nnt
even accept the nomination if mndo, ox-
plalnlng Hint In- had had nil the I
I ii wns possible to attain In the oxalh'd
position he occupied nnd woiM hnve llu-
risk of defeat." Air. Hosing fins not
before given out this eon versa tion wit.ii
tin   president.
Xow York. May 12.—A special cable
dispatch t" the World from Tientsin,
china, this morning, snys: Consul Read,
chairman of the Cong Tu commission
has succeeded in securing payment in
full to thc Baptist Missionary Union of
ihoir claims for property losses in the
Sedition riots, Thus nil American
claims hnve been settled in n friendly
mnnner, China paying the whole amotin
manner, China pnying Ihe whole
n mount demanded.
Son Francisco, Mny 13.—The Vulcan
Iron Works were destroyed fiy lire early
yesterday morning. The loss is estimated nt $100,000 with .f.'ll.nilO Insurance, The lire communicated to ihe
third lloor of the Reliance Machine
Works, damaging the building slightly
nnd destroying considerable stock. The
loss uf the Reliance company is more
than covered fiy the $25,000 insurance
on the plant.
Lawrence, Kan,, May 18.—Owen Mi'c
Inn. th" young Kansiin raptured oil the
Competitor on condemned lo deatli, is
n nephew of I!. It, Jones, proprietor -if
a dining hull in this city, Mellon iv is
horn and raised near Vineland. eig.it
miles south of Lawrence, lie won*
about six years ago to Aurora, Ark.
whore his parents new reside. Ho was
at lho time uf his capture, it is suid,
special correspondent of the Key-West
Times Union.
(Iniiiliii. Neh., May 11'.—A startling-
accident  happened  to the special  train
iS'o Unusual Number of Deuths—Korean
Kevolt—Russian   Influence.
Sun Francisco, May 14.—The steamer
China has arrived from Yokohama and
Hongkong, and was •jcrmitted to dock
immediately fiy the quarantine officers,
Oriental ndvices stute thnt the plague
has apparently fieen checked, no unusual
number of fatalities being reported.
A number of Koreans ure still iu revolt. The rebels have formed themselves into four bauds. They have litul
several engagements with the government troops. Although the number of
killed is reported to l>o small, the rebels
seem to have find the worst of thu encounters,
From Seoul comes the statement thnt
ihe Korean government is about lo
make a contract with nn American syn-
dicnto for the construction of u railroad
from .Vinson to Seoul. The American
0!-- builders nre lo operate the rend for lif-
nor foe], years, nt the end uf which peri el
the government may take the lino upi n
payment of the cost of construction.
Japanese political influence in Korea
Is Bald to hnv" passed to Russia, nnd
Americans nnd Chinese to hnve captured nil the Korean commerce,
Is  Mostly Cool,  With  Father    l-'raser
■   fool,
Lillooet, Mny 14.—The wenther tins
boon cool for lho pnst two duys. Tjie
rher rising gradually.
Soda Creek. B.C., May 14.—The weather is cloudy, cold at nights, und ihe
rivor is rising slowly,
Quesnelle, May 14.—lt is cold and
cloudy here, the water rising very
Showing the Dales und  Places of
Cowls of Assize, Nisi I'rins, Oyer
aud Terminer, and General Gaol
Deli eery for Ihe year IS9G.
Spring Assizes.
Russian concession any property he-
longing  to  ltritisli   subjects,
China, Mr. Cur/on continued, fins
boon warned Hint she must uot include
in uny Russinn concession property belonging to ltritisli subjects, unless witli
tiie consent of the owners. lu conclusion  Mr.  Ciirzon suited  Hint  the Tsung
Li Yiiinon had I n Informed it would
fie field responsible for nil injury to
ltritisli   interests.
Mnssownli. Mny 111.—The Afiyssini-
.'tns finve liberate those Italians who
were mndo prisoners nt  Agiinin, nml  it
is stated thnt Itns Mnngnscla will liberate the balance within a  week.
London, May 18.—A Buluwayo dls-
piitoh snys Hint Henle's column Inflicted
defeat upon the Miitnbelo at Noveue on
Saturday without themselves suffering
any  loss.
In nn engagement at Novene, near Gl-
volo. on Saturday, lialf u mile from
Mnvin's main kraal, the Mntabele maintained a hot fire for IB minutes. Cecil
Rhodes and Captain Metcalfe wore well
to tfie front throughout the engagement,
The Mnxini rnpid firing gun wns not
used. It is impossible to cstinuttc the
number of tiie enemy kilted owing to the
tliiek firusli nnd the high grnss which
tliore wore in tiie locality of tfie figlit.
Mnvin's nnd otlier krnnls wore completely destroyed. The patrol stnrted
to-day In pursuit of the retreating natives. The finilles of two wliite mon
wore found, which wore Identified ns
those of Wnlsh nnd TTnrfionrd.
Tn the C!npo Town house nf assembly
to-dny Mr. Morrinm. in moving n resolution In fnvor of revoking the chnrter of
the   British    Chartered    Smith    Africa
Company, maintained tfint the chief culprits ought to fie dealt with, niitnely,
H'o Chartered Company which hud boon
goiltv of corruption. Rutherford Purr's fsecretnrv In South Afrlcn of the
Chartered Company), ought to take hi-
pi'ieo In tl-o dock, sn-d Ml*, Merrlnm
-■» '■'..  of  r-.,rt.,„r  Williams,   m-nn
rled by nn almost unanimous vote und
the committee wns appointed.
The resolution is ns follows: "In view
uf sumo uncertainty in the minds of
the brethren uf the Chicago Ministerial
Union ns to the ecclesiastical propriety
and wisdom of the liny Assoclnt-on of
California in suspending Rev. C. O.
Brown, of Snn Francisco, from the
ministry, resolved that the matter fie referred to n committee of live members
In Investigate and report at a Inter
meeting of the union."
Barton nnd Assistants Male-
a   Good   Impression.
Miss Clara
Constantinople, May 14.—The work of
the agents of the American Rod Cross
Society, under the direction of Miss
Clara Barton, its president, is very suc-
eessful. They havo boon relieving n
very groat deal of distress by distributing s Is and  tools, especially  in  ihe
Kharpiit district where Dr. .1. P. Hub-
heirs party fins been urged to moke u
lengthy stuy.
A Red Cross medical corps is being
formed here and will ho displaced at
the disposal of Im Harris for work in
the Mnrnsh und Zciloun districts where
typhus fever und  dysentery nn- raging.
Both Sides Used Them Secretly—Killed
nnd Wounded.
Xew York, Mny 14.—A dispatch to
the World from Cnrncas, Vene-suela,
snys: In a sham battle here Sunday,
bullets were secretly used by both aide?.
I As a consequence one man wan killed
and several wounded in the excitement
of the fray. The Caracas Journal, in
commenting upon the nffnir. grimly ob-
! servos: "We have bullets for Englishmen."
Already at Boiling: Point—Both Sides
Confident of Victory.
Winnipeg, Mny 13.—It is snfe to snj
Hint uo place in the ontire Dominion is
putting up u hotter figlit than Winnipeg. Though the election dnte is six
weeks distant, the political campaign Is
already ut boiling point. Martin had
the advantage over Mncdonald fiy being
iu the field earlier nnd is making rapid
headway. On the otlier hand Macdonald
is working desperately. Every known
dement is being availed of; elements
tfint iu ordinary elections would not fie
thought of, nre now being pandered to;
'.lie Jew vote, the Icelandic vote, in fact
overy clan are entered to by botli parlies. Committee rooms of botli candidates present lively scenes nt night,
Winnipeg is experiencing a repetition of
boom duys. Bets nre already being
made by enthusiasts on both shies.
Rumor wns current on the streets yes-
terday that Martin would retire in fav-
»r of McCarthy. This is not credited,
however, in well informed circles, Rogers, the re-elected president of the Provincial Conservative association, bus begun his campaign in Lisgnr. He, too,
is lute in the field, as Riclinrdson fins
been flooding the constituency with lit-
ernture, A good ninny think Richard.
son will defeat Rogers, but it is not snfe
to make predictions ns to the result iu
any constituency. The school question
is the most potent factor nud mny work
wonders on the election duy. Fnrty issues seem to fie forgotten entirely, especially by the Liberals.
Winnipeg, May 18.—The Tribune
says that Winnipeg will be represented
by a minister of the interior after lb"
election, which means that Mr. Mariin
is promised a  portfolio fiy  Mr.   Laurier.
Recently a prominent Winnipeg Catholic preferred charges ngninst May ir
Stewart Mulvey, secretary of ihe
school board, who is nlso u member of
the Manitoba legislature. Mulvey gave
offence in n speech in the legislature
fiy declaring Hint he would shoulder his
musket   iu   defen f  national   schools,
The Catholics asked fur his removal as
secretary or his resignation as a mem
bei* of the legislature. Last night the
School board hoard both sides in the
matter, and. after a heated discussion,
passed n resolution upholding and exonerating Mayor Mulvey nnd eelnring
him nn efficient officer.
Robert Rogers, president of the provincial Conservative association, 1ms nl
last, been chosen in convention to oppose R. L. Richardson, Liberal, iu Uls-
gar. In connection with this Mr.
Richardson denies emphatically that le
will retire in favor of Premier Green-
way. Ho said to your correspondent,
"I should like to see Mr. ('rcenwny as
one of Mr. Laurior's lieutenants in Hie
Dominion parliament, but he can find
plenty of constituencies, Tfie people of
T.isgar asked me to fie their candidate
nnd I shall not retire for the Angel
Wanesa, Man., Mny 13.—The Nor-
tlu rn Pncific hotel here wns completely
destroyed fiy fire yesterday. Loss,
Morden. Mnn.. Mny 13.—Tho Conservatives of Linear In convention here
yesterday nominated R. Rogers to contest the constituency.
Naiiaiinii    Tuesday .. "uli
Xew Westminster.Tuesday     12th
Vancouver  Tuesday... 19th
Clinton  Monday     25th
Victoria    Tuesday    2(lth
carrying Gem-nil Manager Holdriihj.*, of I Kamloops    Monday...  1st
the Burlington, in the Black Hills yes-J Vernon  Monday.., 8th June
terday.   Between Hynnis and Whitman  •Nelson  Monday    . 16th June
the  surface    cock or the  engine blew  *l)unnhl ..Monday.. 22nd June
mit.    Fireman R. L. Harris wns fatally
scalded,     The   locomotive  could   not  lie
slopped   -i in I   ran   at   a   terrific  rate   fur
throe miles.    The engineer is hurt  but
will recover.
 ... •
Cadis, Ky., May 12.—Yesterday afternoon during u severe huil and wind
storm hero, John ,1. Wallace, n prominent farmer, nud his throe sous, sought
shelter under a large sycamore tree.
The mon hud no sooner   rescued    tin
•Donald   Monday
•Special Assize.
Partnership Mice
VHTOII1A   I'lll'Sl'KNT.
four instantly.
roe suit uf Mrs.
The divorce suit nf Mrs. Watt ngninst
her husband, Mr. Hugh Watt, formerly
M. V. for Glasgow, brought ou grounds
of  cruelty   und   misconduct,   is  exciting
a grout deal of attention.   Most of the'
lenders of the bar are engaged  on one!
side or the other. Mr. Walts denies Ins j
cial separation on the ground of cruelty.
Rome, Mn.v 13.—The pope to-dny re-1
ii audience Rignt Rev. M. r. \
bishop of St. Johns, Newfound.
Kevier House
MRS. JAS.  HAWKING, (late of the VL
Temperance House) desires to ex-   V|
press her thanks to the public for
former patronage, ami now begs to
state   that  the   Rcvicr   House  fins
been comfortably arranged fur tfie
accommodation of boarders, steady
nr transient, single or double rooms
wilh but or cold water baths, nml
electric- light in each room. Everything strictly lirst-class ami charge!
moderate. Remember the bouse, a
half-minute's walk from the old
stand north.
Sir Hercules RoWncon, eovernor
of Onrie Oolnnv, will fail for Enp-
lnnd May 20 fnr Ihe purpose of
disciiBsinp; the South Afviran situation with Josenh (jhflmhprlniti,
Ppr-rpfarv - f ftnio for tb.. p,i,.u|o
NOTICE  is hereby given tfint  Edwin
Matthews has been admitted u partner
than a  bolt of lightning struck it,   i"   the above business.    In   future the
business will be curried on by tbe un-
deralgned uuder the style and name of
Wilson & Matthews, who will assume
nil liabilities ami collect all debts due
tfie snid business, und we trust tfint by
careful attention to the needs of oui
customers, to merit n continuance of the
patronage so liberally bestowed in the
JeBOMK Wilson,
Edwin Mattubws,
Nanaimo, R. C, April 7. 1896.
The weekly statement of tfie Hank
of England, issue to-day, shows tne
following  changes  compared   with   the
previous   m uut:     Reserve,   Increased,
£4.000; circulation, decrease , £61,-
000; bullion, decreased, £.11.103; otlier
seiuritl's, decreased, ?liS.(K10; othel
deposits,    decreased,    $B28,000|    public
oposits. Increased, $450,000; notes ie-
served, Increased, £715,000; guveriinie.it
securities show no change from Inst
-tntenient. The proportion of lho Hunk
of England's reserve to ils liability,
hist week wns 69 per cent., is HOW
Over .fl.lHIO.OOO of the New Vork
city gold bonds, which Itrown Shiph-y
&   Co..   offered   on   Monday,   were     a I
taken yesterday, nu would have been
subscribed much quicker had it nut
boon for the war scares which onus*-!
ninny persons tu temporarily cancel
their orders tu buy. Massachussets .Vl.-
000,000 gold loan, which Coats A.- 'Jo,
offered was freely taken.
Parts, May 13.—The French newspapers continue their attitude of opposition to the [Jlllted States as fm as
Cuba is concerned. For instance L'-
Eclalre, this morning, Bays; "li Is
clour thai Rrother Jofinntlian has just
as many scruples as Brother John Bull,
lie wants iu Interfere ni any price in
nffnlrs which d 't concern him.   lies
policy will nol find supporters iu
Havana, May 18.—Captain general
Weyler has prolonge Indefinitely the
period given to Insurgents iu which 'o
surrender and obtain pardon for their
The mayor of Borracon, on the north
ouast. province uf I 'tin .r del Rio, re-
ports that n hunt has fi i found abandoned in this district, supposed to have
landed u sunt 11 expo Itlon. She is
marked "Steamer Shelter Island. I."
The Shelter Island was lost February
last. While cruising in the vicinity of
Point Media, Cnsn. tho commander of
the Spanish gun-boat Dlgo Velastiieu
saw a boat manned off shore. 'fee
gun-boat got as near ns possible to the
small bunt, when nn armed boat tro.ii
the former was sent in pursuit. Rut
in spite of the tiro of n rnpid-firing
gnn on the Pigo Yolnsuuez, tho niip-
puse filibusters succeeded in Innd'ng
and escaped. Sailors and marines from
the armed boat pursued the alleged insurgents.
Panama, May 13.—A report is current here that lhe Bermuda will arrive
a* Colon within the next few days from
Puerto Cortet in ballast. The Panama
government has been instructed from
Rogota to seine the vessel on her arrival nt Colon if war inntorinls nre on
hoard.     The   Colombian    government
limit General Cordova wns telegraphed
for nt Csithngcnn.  and  fins arrived  nt
A Full Assortment at the Lowest Market Rates
Promptly Attended to.
All kinds of
Tin and Sheet-Iron Work.
Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo
Offloe Tel. .m.   r. ii. Box io.  llesldenoe Tel. loi.
31. J. HILHERT & CO.
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Graduate of tho Oriental, the Eureka,
Hie New York and Clark's
HcIiooIk of Embalmings
1, 3 and 5 Bastion St., Nanaimo
Bakery and
Invites Inspection and Comparison
us to Quality and Price.
Awarded   First Prize at the Agricultural Show.
Bastion Street, opp. Telegraph Office
6 !
LAMPS, Etc. etc.
limns and Animals Bet Up in a thor-
oueh workmanship manner,
(in Band—Four  tine  Deera' Heads,
which will be sold for price of Betting
tin-in uli.    Also a line cast- of Birds.
d. s. Mcdonald.
lill Haliburton street, Nanaimo,
/^ommercial Hotel
Corner Commercial and Biuttion SU.
Thl" long'MtAblUhed Hot6l in comfortably
fitted up "ith mi peri or accommodft-
tioiis for tnivelers and others.
None hut the best bnuidl of Wines, Liquors,
Ales and Clgata dispensed »t the bar.
T. O'CONXKb, Prop.
BARKER a POTTS, Barristers and Solicitors.
Commercial street
F. tank, Barrister and Boltottor, Room 11,
J.'litisiou Block.
IHE BEST   -=-
The Nanaimo Bakery Excels
The Popular Bakers.
Lodge Notices.
Inkerman  Lodge, So. S$S, Sons of St.
George,—Regular weekly Meeting is held
in Hubert's Hull, Wharf street, on Sat-
iiiiiav evening at m o'clock. Visiting
brethren cordially invited to attend.
FitKi). WaqSTAFK, Sec.
Mi isxks & MiiXNF.s. BarrUte-1, Boom 6,
Johnston Blook, Conunoroii-I street,
YAliUiiiin A Ynl'Mi. Borrlfton, corner ot
i I'MiNii-ri'itil Mini Hhsiiiui streets.
TII iKl'Y. Botanic
.   cent
Druggist, Wlnfleld (res-
Try iiiir.iys Pile Ointment
iin  MASOK. Dentist.  Bxtraetfng a specialty,
I'  tiiisiiti.i Ktheradministered.
Utltco, Odd-Fellow'!
\\'   .1   CURRY, iv U.S.. lircen Block
'* • class Murk guaranteed,
Block, Kantuno.
'    proprietors, v.
mul laiulli rei Ipes a
MAl'Y.    II.-.i.i. ASTIAMUN,
■ in crescent,  Dispeuslog
Medical Hull, corner > ommerolal and Bis.
>u streets,  Telephone i-.'i-*».
iirihn O'Lynn luul no boots in wnir,
sn lie came in Nanaimo in buy Mm n pair:
"I'U have one pair of thick and one pair of thin,
It l oan iiml Whitfield's," snys iirinn O'Lynn.
lie hunted tho stores nil along the main route,
Siivshe:  'Thorlglll "lie I've not vet roll ml out
I want IVhUflela   I'll bill ouly from him.
Fur lie sells tile choapest,   snys I Irian 11' I. villi.
mile v.osi ot Albert street!
'mill's *l«u   sure '(was ti treat:
to opened tho door ami iienrne stood within -
" I've fnuml ll al last." snys llrlan O'Lynn,
We showed htm mn call boots, kid and cowhtdo,
The ones we praise most- no senilis nl lhe side.
We've boots of all kinds from Queboo and Borlln.
Sure you've boots for the million," says Iirinn
ami Repairing   14 Niei
Dyeing, t'lr-inln-t
C, riultl.TON. Manner.
MARSH, Whole-tile  lViiler  in   FUh  and
nnuie. Bastion street. Ntinflinni.
i'ltwl-  Hi.TI.I--W. Stkki., Proprietor-Vic-
"'   tortii Crescent.
He stepped a
o'lAynn. [notrashi
Re bought him his boots, whioh of oourse were
lie paid down nis money, f,»r \V(» ia]] onlj fur
To tnomihllehosays: "Be not taken In, [cash
Buy only from Whitfield," says Brian o* Lynn
"if there's ii lenk i" the too or side of your shoe.
JUSt tnke it to Whitfield, that's all vou need do;
He will pea it nr patch jnst while you are in,
And thoflnsrjrcBeomi like notMmi," says Brian
WrTTTFTF.T,r» ihn sh,1° Mn"
t  Proprietor, Victoria crescent.
Wiii.i'K. financial and Insurance Agent,
Johnston uiock.
NASH,  House   nml  Sljrn I'slnter. Psper-
Hanger, etc.   Cornor Albert and Iflfton
slreels.   P. 0, Uox '.'lis.
HORKMAN A HARDY, lienl Kstnts Brokers.
r    llnslinn sireet.
TAYLOR, Denier In nil kinds of Nsw una THE NANAIMO MAIL'
Mill.    1-1  Ill.lSlll.Nli    <<>.
Friiulli-ie   Mello
That Curries
dimpling lines
,f the sun,
full faint ou the
The sea is ri jovial comrade;
He lan*-hs wherever lie KOI
Bin merriment shines in tht
Thnt wrinkle his bale repose:
He lays himself down at the feet
And shakes uli over with gle
Ami the broad booked billows
In the mirth of tho mighty seal
Uut the wind is sail and restless
And nursed with an inward pain:
You may hark at will, by valley or hilt,
But you hear him still complain.
He wails ou Ihe barren mountains
And shrieks ou the wintry sea:
lie si.lis in tho ivdnr and moons in the pine
And shudders all over the aspen tree,
Welcome are both their voices,
And 1 know not which is best—
Tho laughter that slips from on's lips
Dr the comfortless wind's unrest.
There's a pang in all rejoicing,
A joy in the heart of pain,
And tin' wind that. saild.UH, thc sell that (*lnnl-
Aro Bulging the selfsame strain.
—Bayard Taylor.
Where. Moslems Are .Most Numerous.
Far in advance, of uny other nation in
the number of tho Moslems under its
rule is Great Britain. Iu India alone
there nre about 00,000,000 Mohammedans, aud they outnumber nil the subjects of lho sultan more than two to
ouo. Besides, England rules Mohammedans In other parts of her vast empire,
though not man; in any ouo place. Tho
queen is tho sovereign of man; millions
moro Moslems than Christians.
China is believed to crauo next as a
country inhabited by many followers of
the prophet. The number of Mohamme-
duus in the Chinese empiro is estimated
uli tho way from 80,000,000 to 00,000,-
000, und the smallest of the guesses is
moro than Turkey can mutch. Holland
also has nearly or quite ilo,ooo,0oo Moslem subjects iu her populous nnd rich
East Indian possessions. Java bus fully
25.000,000 people, uud nearly all of
tliem aro Mohammedans.
The Turkish empire is supposed to
coutaiu about 211,000,000 Moslems,
counting tlm portiou of Arabia in which
tbo authority of the sultan is not very
•well established and is iu danger of being destroyed ut any time. Therefore it
is apparent that unless great error bus
beeu made in estimating the number of
Mohammedans in the Chinese empire
tho sultan is only fourth among rulers
of great, bodies of men uuil women who
believe in Mohammed.
But among other countries whioh are
domiuuted by the Moslem olomeut of
their population and are under the sway
of a Mohammedan ruler the Turkish empire is easily first in numbers uud in
power for evil.—Cleveland Leader.
il   of   Communication
Many Messages.
Every well regulated oluhhas u primitive and picturesque method of com- i
uiunicution with its members. This sur- !
vivnl of  un curlier time  is the bulletin
board.    Here is the transient record of i
olub news, tlm family gossip, the list of I
delinquents und delinquencies,    Every- '
body glances  at  the bulletin  board in :
passing, because new matter i.s posted
daily, and some of it mny concern every
member, It is thought indelicate to linger lung at llui board, for while part of
the punishment of delinquents is publicity a miiii blushes to bo found scanning too closely tbe names of those thus
pilloried. Thero is tho familiar und permanent list of those in arrears for "house
account," as the phrase is.
You may read there the story of men's
financial straits. Everybody comes to
expect certain recurrent names, and everybody smiles at tbe appearance in this
list of names that would bo good for
many thousands ut the bottom of a
check. Tho habitual delinquents take a
sort uf cuiufui't iu being found in such
Company, It is more serious when a
name appears iii tho list of those suspended from club privileges for nonpayment of house accounts. There was a
time when club credits wero so liberal
that a member of three or four clubs
could easily live a year upon credit by
exhausting his credit at each in turn.
There used to bo gossip of hundreds of
dollars owed to clubs by single members,
men of known expectations, who could
hardly fail to pay up in time. But club
credits huvo been greatly curtailed of
lute years, aud there are few clnbs
where a man may get iu debt beyond
$50 for supplies.
Worse yet is tbo list of those posted
for nonpayment of dues, for this implies
a possible willingness to retire from the
club in delinquency. Posting, however,
usually has a salutary effect upon such
delinquents, and tbo posted list of suspensions for nonpayment of dues always
rapidly melts away, Sumo names are
transferred to the list of those dropped
for uoupayiueut of dues. There is a
worse limbo than this—the list of those
expelled. That, however, is always a
short list, as expulsions uro rare, and
sometimes, indeed, they uro not announced by posting.
Lists of persons proposed for membership aro subject to strange vicissitudes.
A Tain   From Testis Whioh   Supports   the
ACinoative,   but.   There   Aro   Naturalists
Who Say No—Claim That the  Snake's
Virtues Aro Self Hypnotized.
A gopher snake ut ISscondido has been
the cause of much curliest disoussion
among local naturalists. Tho question
discussed was, "Do Snakes Charm or
Hypnotize Their Prey?" Ono of the
naturalists had theunusualbut fortunate
experience at Escoudido of happening
upon a large gopher snake just as tho i
reptile was about to overcome a trein- |
bling cottontail rabbit and envelop the
animal in its deadly coils. For some
time lhe naturalist watched the snake's
It was within  10 or 13 inches of  tho
apparently fascinated rabbit,   Silently
and almost imperceptibly tbe snuko had
wormed its way nearer and nearer to its ;
victim.    Its eyes glistened with an in- ]
tense brightness.    Not a movement did
it make which might  alarm  the timid
rabbit.    The  forked tongue,  which to j
tho eyoof a human being is so repulsive
Bud intended to be terrifying, appeared
to exert an  entirely different influence
upon the mind of tho Innocent rabbit.
This darling tongue either excited
tbo victim's curiosity or caused the animal to so concentrate its mind ou the
snake's tongue us to throw that mind i
into a hypnotic condition of such
strength that it could not break the I
spell nud run nwny from impending
death. Tho forked tongue darted ont of
tho snake's mouth almost as regularly
aud rapidly us tbo needle of u sewing
machine rises end falls in thecloth. Thu
lithe body crept nearer and nearer. The
rabbit was motionless. Its eye was fixed
on the piercing eye of tbe snake. Even
tho waving of thc wind kissed shrubs
about tbo rabbit failed to break the spoil,
nud softly nud slowly grim death in
snake form wreathed its folds about the
creature.  Then was the spell broken.
But tho strong coils of tho snake wero
in position. Never a rabbit lived that
could break that embrace of death.
Realizing at last tho terrible peril, tho
terrified rabbit struggled vainly to escape, and us tbo rings of the snake drow
closer  about  the  frail  form so tightly
The Pecuniary Rewards Small Iu View ot
Demands ou tiio   Intellect.
Professional chess players, consider-
1 ing tbe laborious nature of their work,
! tho character of mind, and the long preparatory study required, me probably as
! ill paid as any kind af intollectunl
I workers. The professional chess player
j who earns by his play more thuu a do-
] cent modest living is a highly successful
' mail. An expert, may bo hired to run a
Scores of  Two (lames la the Great Chest
I>n;;s Do Not Appear to tfsvo Jt, While
Cats and Rats -May—Experiences IIIuk-
tratlng This Point—An Interesting Question  liaised by Hie  .Moral  to a Sermon.
 . . .In tho courso  of a scrmun tho other
tomutuu   and  play with  "»H I flny one of our olergy very happily point-
01 iniers at a salary less than some typo- 	
writers earn. Thero ure iu till tbo world
probably loss than half a huudred highly  skilled   professional   chess  players, j
The  Hastings  convention  brought  to- j
getber 32, nud the number was notable,
A  few professional chess players are
men of means, but for Ihe most part the
passion for thn game  loads the professional player to put aside material considerations ill   order to follow bis bent.
Some of the  best known players dress
shabbily und   live  plainly.   The ablest
und most successful usually eke out their
incomes  made  directly from the  game
by writing  on  chess, discussing  problems, and the like.   Hooks on chess succeed one another rapidly, but nono has
a large sale.  They are costly to prodnco,
and the stereotype plates are of small
value.    Tho  aggregate of  considerable
prizes offered iu chess contests throughout tho world amounts in any ono year
to ouly n  few thousand  dollars, and a
stake of $1,000 is a largo one.  Amateurs,
who far  outnumber  the professionals,
provide the purses and meet the expenses
of the mutch games.  St. Petersburg is un
important  chess  center, and  there the
traveling expenses of  the professionals
are made up by the local clubs.
Professional chess players are rarely
men of liberal education and usually
men of one idea. Chess has been the diversion of g
ed his moral by contrasting the intelligence of the brute with that, of man.
"You can teach a dog ulmust anything,"
said he in substance, "but tbo dog can
not impart tho knowledge he receives
from his muster to another of his kind.
Man, on tho other hand, not only imbibes knowledge, but constantly gives
of (be best uf his learning Hi others."
Without pausing to discuss lhe moral
truth thus illustrated it is not uninteresting lo make some inquiry as to tho
correctness of tho clergyman's opinion
that brutes have not tbe faculty of imparting to their kind tbo things which
man has taught thein. As to those processes of I bought which wo call instinct,
which uro involuntary and which are
obeyed in overy individual of the spoeies
with no idea uf improvement iu tho
method, tho distinction between them
uud those processes which uro owing to
association Willi man is clearly marked.
The affection of the female brute for her
young is instinctive. Tho dog's uso of
the sense of smell in tracking, tho migrations of birds, tbe comb building of
bees, lho slaveinaking uf somo species
of ants and tbo yearly movement of salmon and shad from tho sou into rivers
and back again—theso are all instinctive. Tho young of uuy of thoso would,
left to itself, develop tho samo faculties
Following are two games from the
third round St. Petersburg choss tournament:
While.        Black.    I    While.        Black.
1 1'   K 1        I>   K 4       15 Q x U Kl x O
2 Kt    KI1I1KI    K113 III Kt x Kt     B   Kit
III'   0 4 I'll' 17 11   Oil        K    II'J
4 1'   l< 5       KI-K4     IS K It   QB OK   l)B
SU   K 3        II   Klfieh 111 R   III)        '       "'
II K   O           1'   O 4      .30 K X B
1 P x 1> e. p. I'   K B 4  21 K    Kt 4
8PxP        OiP       83P-Q K4
HKtxP      QKt—B8S8P   lis
10 P   Q 111)    Kt x Kt   ,34 1!   O
lll'xKs      o  oil      IHR-Q8
Q x 1' oh   311 K-B 5
II   Kt       137 K   Kt 0
(JlB oh  tt K x P
13 r
l!l Kl   Q
14 B X II
OU   1}
ft x B
It   Boh
K   lill
l'-K B 4
P   B II
P-B 6
lt   Q
K-o 4 en
U-o 8
Black (Pillsbury)—Seven pleoes.
rent and broad minded men, I iu tho  same way without  asking itself
tho why or wherefore, and iu maturity
would bo ns fully endowed with tho iu- I
stiuctivo functions as another iudividu- j
, al which had bud the constant companionship of members of its kind.
But many animals uro capable of men-
; till development so far beyond the oper-
j ution of instinct that the difference between their reasoning powers und thoso
j of iiiiiii is very diilicult to determine, A
well trained shepherd dog will not only
but will, when
,.-,.,      x-    ,    i  ,   , that breathing becauio difficult tho rab-
Most New lork clubs have a commit oe   , •_ ,     , ,       .. ,
  „    bit uttered it despairing  cry almost human iu  its iiiteuscncss und sound.    It
The Dancer of Silence.
I once hud a ease (said n member of
tho bur) against a mini tn the country
which was us clour us daylight in my
favor, but, by the cunning of his lawyer, ho had continued to avoid coming
to trial for about two years.
At last the case was culled, late in
tho term and late iu a hot day, the
court nud jury tired and impatient. I
stated the facts and produced the evidence, which was all on my side.
The judge asked tho counsel whether
they wished to argue tbo case, stating
that be hardly thought it necessary to
submit it iu so plain a matter. The lawyers agreed to submit it without argument. The jury went out aud immediately returned with a verdict for the defendant.
As soon as tho court adjourned I
sought tho foreman of tbe jury, aud asked him bow in tho name of common
sense they camo to render such a verdict.
"Why, yon see," said he, "we didn't
think nincli of tbo lawyer against you,
aud it wasn't strange be didn't have
nothing to say; but, scpiire, the fact is
-wo thought you was about one of the
smattest lawyers In the country, and if
yon couldn't lind nothing to say on your
side it must bo u pretty hard case, so
we hud to go against you."—Pearson's
ou membership, whose duties are editorial, so to speak. Its business is to
keep out unlit applicants for membership. Somo names appear month after
month, and then finally cease to appear
iu tho list of applicants without having
appeared in the list of new members.
This means that tho persistence of the
admissions committee has tired out the
friends of the rejected ttpplicunt.
There is a pleasant custom, a courto-
ous convention of club life, thnt finds
expression ou tho bulletin board. It is
the curd of u departing visitor with tbe
familiar P. P. C. and "To tbo president
and members of  the club."    This
antique courtesy seems to be u survival
of u timo when clubs wero smaller aud
moro iutiniuto  than  now, and  wheu a
was tho rabbit's last earthly utterance.
An extra, twist of the cruel coils and
poor bnuny was no moro. Lungs, heart
and bones were literally crushed. Tbe
sunko did not relax the pressure for fully teu minutes. Unwinding itself, tho
snuko dragged tbe prey under an nd-
joiniug hush for dinner.
To the naturalist who watched the
capture of the rabbit it appeared as if
tho snuko had certainly fascinated the
animal. As a gopher snake is not poisonous and has no well developed fangs
its ouly means of killing prey is by constriction. In order to catch an animal
it seems almost necessary for tho snake
to fascinate tho victim.
Othor naturalists claim that snakes do
tuiu anywhere a ver;
visitor, enjoying the hospitalities of the .           .,              «,•■,■•
,  , »    ,      ,            ■ , . ,                 . , not possess the power of  fascinating ei
club for leu duys, might be supposed to *      - r     .     „  i_ .....
have met uli the frequenters of the place.
Doubtless it is u proper form of fare
well, but It seems a littlo incongruous
with the stato of aff airs iu a club of
2,500    members   wheru    tho   visiting
ther birds or animals. Ono man who has
given tho mnttor much study remarked
that "no orror is apparently more rooted
in tho human mind than that which attributes to snakes this peculiar power of
fascination."    By this  power they are
stranger  may not  have  made  tbe  ac-   "-■•"**■--- « -       .
»A, „   said to be able so to paralyze their vie.
but it is commonly the business of men
devoted to one idea.    Tho professional
chess player seems tireless in the pursuit
of tho game.    One whose duty it was to
play six hours a day with all comers at
a place of  amusement was accustomed
to follow his day's work with two hours
of laborious study of special choss problems.  It was this spirit that made Paul
Murphy  of   New   Orleans   abandon  a
promising career at the bar and cling to
the  game  until  his  physician warned 1 drive  sheep to pasture,
him that ho must give it up or lose his  commanded,  fetch  thom  homo.   More
reasou. j than this, u shepherd dog, having  beeu
Famous us chess bus long been, there   told to fetch home a certain sheep out of
are   comparatively  few really  skilled  the Hock (the shepherd calling  it by
and it is impossible to main-! name), bus been known to obey tho com-
^^^ iry large chess club, j maud without an instant's hesitation,
Ouo of the largest iu ihe world is in this I singling out tbo one sheep unerringly,
city, yet it is not u largo club compared ' He knew the name of every sheep iii tho
Willi other successful clubs formed on I Hock, nud could fetch any oue that was
different lines. It is almost impossible i desired. Yet, with all his intelligence
in this conutry to form a largo chess tbo dug oould not teach another to do
club on any but socially democrat io the same thing. With every new dog the
lines. Some of the best amateur chess shepherd must go through the same long,
players aro mechanics who would find | laborious process of teaching him his
tho atmosphere of tbe ordinary social! business. Undoubtedly, the training of
club quite unendurable. There is nl successive generations through long pe-
strong contingent of good chess players , riuds uf time bus developed in the collie
iu tbo German quarter. They frequent' a character which makes his training fur
a locally famous club, lodged in au old t sheep herding easier than would uther-
house down Secoud avenuue, but known , wise bo the ease. It is extremely ini-
to chess experts the country over. j probable  that u pug  or a spaniel could
There are some oddly placed chess ex- ever be trained to herd sheep, or that a
perts in remote villages who come to collie could bo taught to point or set
New York perhaps onoe a year, ns to : game. But let thu collie or thu pointer
the chess headquarters of the conutry. i run without breaking, uud no matter
One such man is n bauk officer and gen- how much they mingled with trained
oral factotum iu a small border state t dogs of their distinct species the uuo
city. Although occupied with a thou-1 would never learn tu tend sheep nor the
sand busiuess details he finds timo to i otlier to point game,
conduct games  by correspondence with '     '
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ki-k a
quaiutauce of u dozuu frequeutors of tbe
club. I
Every club bulletin board bears from
timo to time a littlo black bordered card
with the name of u member aud the
date of his death, while tho Hug on tho
roof flies for a single day ut half must.
Sometimes the lost member is a man
whose deuth has stirred the whole town.
Oftener he is one unknown to tho great
host of his fellow members. Known or
unknown, however, his name will go
into the ever lengthening list of "Deceased" at tho end of the next year's
clubbook.—Now York Sun.
A -Cello With a History.
Siguor   Piatti    has    a   magnificent
tirns that tho birds or animals are rendered utterly incapable of movement and
wait for the attack of a snake or even go
forward to meet it iu fear aud trembling,
but without any power of retaliation.
Now, any one who watches the behavior of small nnimals placed alive as
food in tho cages iu which snakes nre
kept in captivity in tho hope of seeing
this marvelous power iu operation will
be grievously disappointed. Chickens,
rats, guiuea pigs, rabbits, all move
about with an utter ubseuce of fear of
the snakes. My belief is that it is possible to account for the popular belief that
snakes possess a power to fascinate for
several reasons. Au observer may come
on tho scene aud find a number of birds
mobbing a snake just as they will mob
I an owl or a buzzard. Tbo dashes of the
bird toward tbo snake and thoir flutter-
Clone Shave With a Leopard,
I walked  a   little  nearer tbo edge of
tht ledge to listen   if  I could hear anything in   the gap, as wo  could  not tell l—Z7Z" ,~  ,, ■ ,
Where tbe dogs  or  the leopard had got   to England by a Spanish wine merchant
to. I beard a slight rustle below, wheth-   who Placf'-  " ,fur  sale w-ith a Hegeut
erinlho  hush  or on the ledge I could   Btre"t 'lealer, asking «150 for it.   1-ora
not tell, and there was  no  time to find   lou« tlme ,lt ta}M  t0  •**•'■'', """'chaser
for  with a rush   and  a bound the ! OTon  »»  that low figure.    When Piatti
threw   himself    against    the   flr8t "aw it. it was in  the hands of a
i history—a niu-1	
bus courteously  in8 round it may easily bo put down to
of the lake of   the effect of the snake's glance, while
*'""' »™  '"  rnnlitv merolv attempts of
Strud" 'celloof date 1720.  It is known
as the "red 'cello," because of tho very
rich red tint of its varnish.    This, too,
is an instrument with a history—a his
tory which  the siguor
sent  from   tho  shores  oi  me  uini*  ui   	
The instrument was m-st brought   they are in reality merely attempts
the birds to drive off tho intruder. A
mother bird whose young are attacked
will almost certainly behave in this way
aud may herself full u victim, not to the
power of fascination in the snake, but
to the force nf her maternal feelings.
krautz, Clutching  at  tho grass routs on   •      , ^^_^_
top with t ho claws of one fon-paw-tbe Dul'1"1* Tho "»»«>« virtuoso at once
other was broken just above the wrist- recognized in it a magnificent instru-
and I could hear his hind claws scrap- ment and accordingly he 'kept his eye
ing OH tho rucks iu his endeavors to ' on **• When Pigott died, he was uu-
• i .u.i I.. ,„,.„ „„,„ | fortunatoly uuablo to purchase it, but ho
It may be the mobbing of the snake
professional musician named Pigott iu      " ""•J "" ■"" **"J"—■■> —  —-
•-...in.,     mm,,, „,,,,„„,,, xnrtn-iKu at once   °y the companions of a victim thnt has
been seized or of n mother whoso nest
has boon robbed; it niay be simply tbe
effect of poison already injected before
tbo observer has come upon the scene,
scramble up, I knew thnt he was very
close to ine. His great blood smeared
paws wero within six feet, and I could
see his wicked yellow eyes glaring savagely nnd the saliva, red tinged, dropping from the gleaming tusks.
As Nogwiija run iu with uplifted assegai I fired down into the brute's
month, and with a savage gasp ho fell
down on to the ledge below. Tho plucky
Bwazi, without waiting to soe if ho wns
dead, jumped down on top of him nud
gave him a final thrust with his assegai
ere lifo had sped.—Kirby.
The Oldest Known.
A French medical paper prints -what
is believed to be tbo oldest known medical recipe. It is u tonic for the hair, and
its date is 4000 B. O, It was prepared
for on Kgyptiun queen and required
dogs' paws and asses' hoofs to be boiled
with dates in oil.
Oold, silver, copper, iron, tin, lead,
mercury, sulphur, carbon, antimony,
bismuth and zinc were tho only minerals known at the time of the discovery,
of America.
The ancients, according to Pliny,
made a very excellent sympathetic ink,
asine new milk as the basis.
brought it to the notice of a dealer
who secured it for £.'100. It was shortly
afterward sold to (ieuornl Oliver for
£850, and the gouerul, being a friend of
Piatti, ultimately presented the 'cello
to him, with thu remurk, "I always intended it for you."
When Vuillaumo saw it some yearB
afterward he offered £800 for it, aud
tho oxports now behove that if put into
the market today it would bring near
£2,000. Siguor Piatti, it may readily be I
understood, takes precious cure of his
possession. He never runs the risk of
carrying it out of London and has it
most carefully bestowed during his absence.—Coruhill Magazine.
Knblilnic It Id.
Sergeant (calling ont)—Krausel
Krausn—Yes, Bergeant.
Sergeant—This is Sunday.
Krause—To command, sergeant.
Sergeant—This afternoon you and I
will take a walk to the Zoological gardens.
Krause (delighted)—-To command,
Sergeant—Yon see, I called yon a rhinoceros yesterday, and I should like to
make my apologies to the dear ereatnre
in your presence.— Der Qnte Kamerad.
or it may bo simple curiosity. In ninety-
nine cases ont of a hundred one or the
other of theso causes has beeu ut work.
What, then, of tbe hundredth case, aud
what ubout the fascination exercised on
man, coses of which have undoubtedly
beeu recorded? Tho explanation lies in
the probability that it is a case of self
It is an error to suppose that will
power has anything to do with the ef-
feot. The matter has been taken np scientifically by the medical professiou and
it has been found that the hypnotio
state of sleep or trance, or whatever it
may be termed, can  be produced by
looking fixedly at the operator or at a
coin or at the tip of one's own nose.   It
is not necessary to go into the question
of bow the result is brought about, bnt
there is a physiological   explanation.
What happens then in the hundredth
case is that the man or the animal may
be self hypnotized by gazing fixedly at
tbe snake, the subject being thus thrown
into a sort of trance, making no attempt
to move out of danger nnlesa roused by
tome exterior influence.—San Diego Cor.
Obieago Times-Herald.
Farewell originally signified may yak
fare or travel well or in safety.
Kuropean experts, to urrange chess tonr
uaments and to write upon chess. When
ho comes to New York, he busies himself among ebess players to the neglect
of all his friends not equally devoted tc
the game. —New York Sun.
The Fope's Private Apartments.
To the popo's bedroom only his private valet and his secretaries have access. It is of small dimensions, aud contains only a bed, in an alcove adorned
with graceful marble columns, a writing table, au armchair und kneeling
stool and one wardrobo.
Besides these, there is his private
study, in which tbe table and chair
stand upon a little carpeted platform,
other tables being placed on each side
upon the floor, together with an extremely uncomfortable but magnificent
straight backed armchair, which is one
of the gifts offered ou the occasion of
the episcopal jubilee. There is, moreover, a little room containing only nn
old lounge aud au old fashioned easy
chair with "wings," and nothing else.
It is hero that tho holy father retires
to take his afternoon nap, and tho robust nature of his nerves is proved by
the fact that he lies down with his eyes
facing the broad light of the window.
This private apartment, occupies tho
secoud floor, according to Italian reckoning, though we Americans should call it
the third. It is on a level with Raphael's
loggie. The floor above it is inhabited
by Cardinal Rampolla, the secretary of
state.—Mnriou Crawford in Century.
There was lately published a volume
of "Dog Stories From the Loudon Spec-
tutor," in which wero gathered many
auecdotes of the sagacity of dogs, but
while they covered every imaginable exhibition of intelligence, affection, wisdom, and even humor, nono of them
demonstrated that oue dog could teach
anothor any trick or duty tbut it had
learned from its muster.
It would be supposed that if any animal were capable of iuipurting us well
as acquiring knowledge it would bo the
dug, yet it seems tbut that generally intractable, untouchable croaturo, tho cat,
actually has this faculty. One instance
of this is authentic. A tabby, having a
bud habit of leaping ou thu dining table
after tho family hud risuu from it uud
of prowling over tbe fragments, was
finally cured by being soundly cuffed ou
several occasions when she had beeu
caught in the act. After awbilo she bad
a litter of kittens, and ouo duy when
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It Penetrates Many Solids, Among Them
Great progress bus already been made
with Professor Ruutgou's wonderful discovery of it new light, if that bo tt proper
description of it, which I cablod a few
daya ugo. Profesor Kluputhy of the
Pesth university has obtained even
greater success in photographing concealed objects. Ho also varied the experiments by inclosing objects to be
photographed in a variety of coveriugs.
It bus been ascertained that tbe light
a nttor oi sin™.,, «uU — —„  _   from Crooko's tube penetrates not ouly
they were half grown one of them jump- : organic matter, but nlso oue metal,
ed ou to a chair, aud so to tho diuiug ; aluminium. Professor Rontgeu has sent
table. A member of tho household busy , rays of the new chemical light through
iu tho next room suw the mother oat j aluminium plates an inch thick, and they
loup up besido her offspring uud cuff it went us clean through as if tho suh-
vigoronsly ou tho ems until it scrambled stance hud been glass. The samo was
to the fluor. I the caso with two sots of books, inelud-
Auotber story which scorns to show
that brutes can teach oue another is told
of u colony of nils. It cannot bu vouched
for however. Ruts uro fond of clams,
and tho narrator of this story, huviug
left a pile of the shellfish near tho back
of his house, saw the rut creep up to
them     Their shells were partly open.
tho case \	
ing many volumes. Those he placed between a Crooko's tube and au ordinary
compass. Behind thom wus u wooden
case with dry plain, nnd the result was
ns complete a photograph of the compass
as is possible.
It is perhaps no photograph in the ordinary sense, because no lenses ure used.
A Boston Preacher.
The Rev. Robert MacDouald is one of
Boston's clergymen who may be described as sympathetic preachers. He has an
easy presence in the pulpit und a face
whoBe character denotes sympathy.
When iu the midst of a warm passage of
his sermon, his words pour out in a torrent and by the very impetuosity with
which be himself seems carried away he
holds hiB hearers and pnts his thoughts
into the minds of those whom be has
brought iuto sympathy with him.—Bob-
ton Traveller.
Complained to the Wrong Man.
The mendicant stood before the wayfarer with outstrotcbed hand.
"Please, sir," he said, "I have seen
better days."
"Well, that's no affair of mine," said
the wayfarer. "Make your kick to the
weather man if you don't like this kind
of a day. "—Chioago Post
The empress ot Russia owns an ermine mantle whioh ia valued at (50,-
000. It is a present from her subjects
living in the provinee of Kherson.
The rat flicked his tail iuto the shell of   It is not a negative but 0 positive plate
one wheu  instantly it shut down tight i that is obtained.-London Cable New
and the rat scamporod away with it. | York Sun,
Presently the rat, relievod of its loud,
returned with half a dozen companions
Daughter of a Revolutionary Soldier.
., . nu ...ii i.,.„ i Tho youngest daughter of a Revoln-
wheuouchof them thrust is WUUKO \»mm gojdlel, g0 #„- M known, was dis-
the shell of a olam, which.abut its £„,.Lg-janon,Conn.,reoentlyana
•jaws, and the rats gayly maroned[off.     1 ^^ ^ ^ m0Iubership of the Willi-
This would seem to Bhow tbut tbo first | chapter of tho Daughters of the
rat instructed the others how to capture
the clams. But how did the first oue
learn tbo trick? Was it instinct or acoi-
deut,or had it learned it from some patriarch of a former generation? Perhaps
tho imitative instinot which is fouud
in the lowest forms of life might account for this remarkable proceeding of
tbe rats. But it is pretty certain that the
imitative instinct was not nt work in
tbe oat when it cuffed its young one.
Revolution. She is Mrs. Augustus Avery
and is only fill years old. Her father was
74 years old at the time of her birth.
He wus doubtless one of tbe youngest
soldiers iu tho war. There ure only
eight other daughters of Revolutionary
soldiers belonging to the order.
Our Poet Laureate.
The more we read the verses of Mr.
~ ; ,     .    , Austin,  England's now poet  laureate,
The interesting question 8 whether the the prouder we are of Richard Wn'-on
oat was intentionally punishing the kit- Qjidcr, poet laureate of the Cleveland
ten for ohmbing on the tablt»or simply   administration.
chanood to be in the humor for onfflng ln Bpite of blg ha*r jj,. Qild«r is
at that moment iu that place without a qnite a heavy swell, and if he couldn't
thought of the impropriety of its be-   write better ,erse than this chap Austin
havior.— Buffalo Courier.
Mincemeat Isn't made right unless
you have a headache within two hours
after eating the pie.
we'd disown him.
These are great days for the United
States.—Cholly Knickerbocker in New
York Recorder. [CHANGE OE EIGHTS
. John Morrison bad just returned
•the women's  convention and as a
It, could   talk of  nothing else but
^ui's rights during dinner,
Aamma," said her little daughter,
md been listening for a long time
jreat attention to the conversation
But being ublo to gather much from
RVhat is woman's rights?"
fir  mamma  did  not  answer  right
iu fact, it was rather a puzzling
■tion,   but,  she  thought fur  n  few
altes over what she hud heard at the
fcVro, mid when  the question was re-
iod, sho hud it all in quite good shape.
(Woman's  rights,   Bessie,"  sho bets all bosh," broke iu papa, flnish-
Kho sentence.
fNo, John, it is not," said Mrs. Mortal, a little   annoyed.    "Thero  iB a
|it deal of  justice  and  truth  ill it,
11 don't want uny child lo grow up
Ih    any narrow  and  bigoted   idous
|ult it.   Wouiun's rights, daughter, is
Joinunciputioii  of  our  sex from tho
of inferiority under which wo huvo
long labored, and  us a natural result
Jlows to woman tha right of snf-
FWoll, if that is what  it said," said
Bale, after pausing for n sufficient time
Set tbe long words sink in, "if that's
lut it is, I guess I'm not a woman's
Ihts.   I don't want any more suffrage
uu I'vo got already.   Why, last wook
lien Carlo killed  our poor rag baby,"
V tears rising up  ut tbo remembrance
Ttho awful tragedy, "I know I suffer-
luoro than George did, cause ho just
nd 'the dog had eaten one of (ho dolls'
lid went on  making Indians all over
la spelling book, and I felt  so misera-
|o I couldn't evon  go to Cousin Ada's
i party.''
fCcine here, daughter, and I'll toll
i all about  it so as  you can underload," Enid  papa, laughing heartily.
Woman's rights is where nil tho mam-
fs and big sisters and aunts and girl
"sins go tu meetings and make speech-
f and voto and  form clubs uud proach
Urinous, uud all tbo papas and brothers
Lid boy cousins of every onp stuy home
nd take care of the babies and cookdin-
|or und scrub floors and darn stockings
Bd everything like that.   Mamma isu't
lilt  far  gone  yet;  but,  never  mind,
fou'll know all about it soon enough."
ThiB was something Miss Bessio cuuld
Inderstiiud, uud though mamma laugh-
11 aud said papa was  only joking, and
■thatwasn't it at all," it seemed more
Tn than just suffering and my lady de-
[irmiued to try how sho likod it the very
next  day.    Accordingly  the  following
Borning she hurried over her little tasks
Is  quickly  as   she   could,   ami  when
Jleorgo hud pored over the much abused
i-ie I ling book for the required length of
fiuio, sho told him of her new plan, and
lot permission from  momma to pluy
punso iu the nursery instead of  going
own to lunch.
Then the pair marched to tbo kitcbeu
lin an exploring tour and succeeded in
■upturiug a few slices of cold bum, u
lemon, u bunch of raisins, two apples,
Jiuio ginger snups und various lumps of
a\ugur. on which to begin housekeeping.
After surveying the provisions for a
low minutes (Jeorge seemed as fully satisfied with tbo new plan as bis sister had
been, uud us they wont to tho playroom
kioth thought that "woman's rights"
uight bo a very nice thing.
'Now, Mister Doogau," said the
young lady, us she adjusted her mum-
ma's big red shawl iu a graceful train
behind and tied a very forlorn little
fjouuet, which hud beeu rescued from
[the ragbag, on her curly head, "I dou't
spect I'll bo homo before (I o'clock, so
[»ou get tho children dressed and put the
■things ou to cook, uud dou't let any oue
[in the house."
"Allright, ma'am," replied her obo-
Idieut spouse. "I'll 'tend to everything,
land yon just go down town nnil have it
ueeting nud make some money, and you
i tell the Indians there is not going
fco be any war today, 'cause I've got to
(stay home uud take euro of the chil-
"I'll invite them to hoar my sermon,
Faud then  they cau bo converted, nnd
L thero needn't  bo any moro wars ever,"
I'said Mrs. Doogau.    "Aud don't you eat
\uuythiug till I come homo, George,"
i she   added   aa   a   parting   injunction,
J " 'cause if you do you'ro uwful meau,
and I wou't piny."
"Allright."suid Goorgo inasubduod
tone. Then he called, "You better let
thoso Indians alone, 'cause thoy're very
savage uud might cut your bead off and
eat your up."
Mr. Doogun wont back to the house
nud obediently started to dross his numerous charges when it occurred to him
that Miranda, Mrs. Daogun's jointed
doll nud thu ouly member uf tbe tribe
that tho paterfamilias hud any interest
in, was decidedly dirty aud must huvo
a bath right tbut minute. So off ho went
to tho laundry with the fated Miranda
under his arm, aud getting on a chair
whioh stood conveniently by ho laid his
charge carefully on tho bottom of oue of
the washtrays and tnrued on both faucets.
As the tub filled he observed that Miranda rose on the waves, and this delighted him very much. "Why, Miranda, yon oan float beautiful," he observed, "and if you're not 'fraid of getting a ohill I'll show you how to swim."
Miranda didn't say she waB afraid,
hut she was beginning to look remarkably woebegone, especially in thevioinity
of her flaxen hair. Her father did not
seem to notice this, however. Tying
one of the girl's aprons around his
Waist, he rolled np his sleeves and proceeded to give an object lesson.
"You see, my deur, you just put your
two bauds together liko this und then
splash 'om out as far as you can, aud
thou splash 'em together again. Just as
easy as auythiug when you once got into it, and it's lots of fun too."
Evidoutly Mr. Doogau thought it was
lots of fun, for ho became so engrossed
in bis occupation that he forgot all
about Miranda for auite a lung time.
Then bo saw tho meat boy walk down
tho path ou his way to the kitchen, and
this reminded him about the dinner
which was yet to be prepared.
"Now, Miranda, I guess you've had
a loug swim enough for today, and I'll
just wash you up quick and go and got
the dinner ready, so that wheu your ma
comes homo sho won't have to wait."
Accordingly he got a largo cake of
brown snap and proceeded to give his
daughter such u cleaning that she would
probably never need another in all her
life. Silence reigned fur a few moments,
till ho eumo to wash what used to bo
her curls.
"Why, Miranda, I think your hair
must bo fulling out," he remarked, us
loug strands of flux got tangled in his
fingers. "I must tell your ma when she
comes homo to get you somo hair tonic,
und, my dear, you'll look so nice aud
clean that she won't hardly know yon."
Then she was lifted out, and her fond
fathor commenced to dry hor in his
apron. Tho next minute a startled expression came over his fuco.
"Oh, Miranda, you're peeling awful I" he cried. "My apron's all pink. I
guess I'd better leave you dry in the snn
while I go 'tend lo the otbors, und tlmu
I'll dress you nndp'r'iips your mil won't
notice. You do look very pale, though,"
ho added, as bo laid her down ou tho
ehuir iu tbo sun and returned to his other huusehuld cures.
His sleeves felt wet aud uncomfortable, but soon he forgot everything in
the preparation of tho dinner, He
brought out the tea set, and all went
smoothly till he wont to make tho lemonade. Ho looked around for something
to cut tho lemon. Mamma's scissors
wero nowhere in sight; all tho little tin
knives wore broken ou it with no avail.
Then bo tried his teeth, but the hitter
acid of tho skiu got down his throat nnd
into bis eyes, and he wus forced to abandon that method too. At last he bo-
thuught him of tbo rusty old kitchen
knife which he carried in bis Indian
Wars. After a long struggle and mnch
loss of juico tho feat was ut lust accomplished, but tbo lemon looked so jugged
and red and uuinvitiug that it was
doubtful if tho operation could bo considered successful.
"I guess that is some of tbe Indians'
blood, "said tho cook, not at nil disturbed. Then one of the apples was out by
tho same menus unto littlo, tiny pieces,
und a lump of sngur ground very line by
the aid of the horn's heels and spriukled
ou top of tho other ingredients.
"There, now ; that is a very uico pudding, und it's about time Mrs. Doogau
wus home," reinurkcd Mrs. Doogau's
othor half, testing the cakes uml raisins.
"I'll take those children out of bed
first and then I'll go and seo if she is all
right. The Indians wore all ready to
light this morning, and they might have
boon disappointed ubuut mo not coming
and killed her."
The thought did not seem to disturb
Mr. Doogau in the least. Ho went ou
outing raisins and dressing tho dolls
quite upside down iu a very leisurely
"I don't seo how your mother manages these strings and buttons," was the
next uttered reflection as the lust menus
of fastening Ibe third infant's dress tlcw
off with a snap. "Pins are much handier."
The next minuto he would havo probably retracted thnt lust stuteuient if his
vocal organs had not, been in active
service, for after administering a sufficient quantity uf pins tu insuro its
clothes sticking on, when ho went to luy
tho doll down, ono of tbe "handy" urti
cles mado a deep red mark the whole
length of bis palm.
Several minutes elapsed in which be
was iu too great pain to think of anything else, but when his eyes happened
to rest on tho dinner, he thought he'd
bettor eat his share then and keep something fur his wife, if she were still in
tho land of the living, for thero was no
telling how much louger it would be before she gut home, The hum tasted very
good and so did tho rod lomoiiado aud
cakes and sugar. Ho wus afraid to eat
uny more raisins, for there were only
about live left out of a whole bundful,
Wheu he cume to the pudding, however,
he stopped without hesitation.
"I think I'd better leave the pudding
for Mrs. Doogau; she's foud of pudding,
and I'd just us soon eat plain apples,"
which he accordingly did. Dnriug the
process of "cleaning up" sovorul plates
wero broken, besides two cups, nud last
of all tho teapot, which had hold the
small amount of lemonade reserved for
Mrs. D.
After that things became monotonons.
He thought of washing out some clothes,
but then he did uut exactly like to open
tho laundry door uud fuce Miranda. Not
that hu hud uny certain knowledge she
was hurt, ouly there uro those "Strange
forebodiugs of ill uuscen and that cannot bu compassed.''
And to these ho had probably fallen a
victim. Ho looked out of tho window
to soo if thore wero any sigus of Mr8.
Doogau. But ho hud somehow or other
eeused to bo auxious for her return. It
was ruther a rolief than otherwise when
she failed to appear ou the scene.
Meunwhile Mrs. Doogau hud hades
many experiences ub could well befull a
person of such a limited age in such a
limited time.
After leaving her spouse,  she had
gone to the far end of the yard where
the coal bin stood, and with mauy vigorous efforts, at the cost of several
splinters and bruises, sbe at last succeeded in mounting.
Then she began her speech, but as
there was no one in bearing distance
except the old cat asleop on the fenoe it
was a little tiresome. At last she grow
Impatient and determined to make a
oonvert at any rate. She raiBed her voice
to its highest pitch and began again:
"Ladies and gemplemeus, I am a
woman's Wrights lady, aud I has come
here to tell you about woman's suffering. Woman's suffering is ouo kind of
woman's Wrights, and another kiud is
whore they bus meetings and preuches
nud votes. I havo tried the suffering
kind, and it ain't uico, nud it is when
people's babies is killed aud they can't
go to parties, and when peoplo gets
whipped and bus to go to sleep iu the
dark uud like that.
"Now I'm trying the other kind
By this timo tho windows of two or
three neighboring bouses bad been
thrown upon nud several rude little boys
were giggling over the fence, but Mrs.
Doogau was so muoh excited she didn't
uotice anything lill u litilo nigger, who
had just come up, called: "Horreyl
You'so gwine tor ho u lino uu if yer
only keeps on."
The poor littlo "woman's suffering
lady" flushed red to the very tips of her
small lingers, and her eyes filled up with
mortification. To finish all, in her hustu
to got down she forgot all ubuut her
lung train. It caught on u nail ut the
edge of the upeu hole, and the light of
tbo new woman was extinguished iu tho
coul bin.
Her hand got un ugly cut, und there
was ii great big lump under the crushed
hut, but tho thing that hurt' her most
was the burst of merriment Willi which
the audience greeted hor fall. She waited down there on the coul fur a long,
long time till the people in tbo bouses,
guessing her distress, went away, or at
least hid themselves behind the blinds,
and only a few of the boys ou the fence
were left.
At last thoy, ton, grow tired and went
to heur tho organ mini around the corner
pluy "Climbing Up tho Golden Stnirs"
and left tho tear stained, aching Mrs.
D. to lho bard tusk of climbing uut uu-
seen. Hor littlo head wus throbbing
With tho pain, but she wns too proud to
let hor husband seo hor lirst defeat, und
when tbe kitchen girl bud bound hor
wounds, sho started out again,
This time she sought a morn retired
field iu which to pursue hor labors and
at lust determined tu bravo tho dangers
of the basement where the phantom Lillians dwelt anil try to make tho squaws
bo "woman's rights."
It was quite dark down (bore, and sbe
was afraid to venture far from tbe door
or windows on account of spiders and
"p'raps ruts und ghosts und things." At
lust her eye was caught by un old trunk
of mamma's whioh she knew contained a
lot of party clothes and other things
more interesting than just walking
round uud round talking to thu Indians,
who were not even civilized enough to
auswer her.
This fall was by fur greater than the
first. From noblo efforts to improve
her sex to the low vanities of gandy
dress! However, Mrs. Doogun didn't
know and rummaged happily iu faded
silks, tried on high heeled slippers, yellow now with age, and old brocades her
grandmother bud worn when— Gracious heavens! What u frightful screech!
No wouder. Sbe bud come upon a family of mice, und uuo horrid little one
hud fallen up her sleeve. Oh, my, sueh
cries and moans and frenzied screams
as she run stumbling in her fineries till
uli thu servants in tho house, uiumnia
und Mr. Doogau and papa, who had just
come in, run headlong to tho cellar,
thinking some one was being killed!
"I warned her not to," wailed her
frightened spouse. "1 knew the Indians
would be savage when they found I
didn't come and now I s'pose they're
cooking her alive."
"Good gracious, pussy, whut's up
now?" asked papa as bo took the weeping, trombling bnndlo iu his arms. "Did
something hurt or frighten you, pot?"
"Nol No! No!" sobbed Mrs. D.
"But pupa it's a mouse!" Aud then
there wus uuother burst uf tears till the
poor baby motisie was found doud. Then
Mrs. Douguu's teuder heart was touched
and she hid in iter mother's friendly
"Oh, mammal Did I kill it? Poor,
dear, little thing. I didn't meau to,
truly, but it frightened me so tbut I
must have. Ob, oh, my I I guess I must
have squeezed it hard! Ob, dear I"
"What'sthat?" said papa, "Woman's
suffering people frightened by a mouse I
For shame, my little daughter; you dis-
gruco your cause I"
"I'm not a woman's suffering any
more or woman's wrights or anything
at uli, but ouly me," affirmed the late
new woman. "And I'm going home
right now aud see how Mr. Doogau's
tended to tho things und take care of
Miranda und never make uny more
speeches and have everybody laugh uud
fall and hurt myself again.
" 'Deed and its the great care Miran-
dy'll need to bring her buck to airth,"
put iu tho cook, "for when I saw her
last she hud her side split up uf having
too much bath I"
Then there wero fresh bursts of tears
aud Mr. Doogau vowed "it was a thuuk-
less job to tend to children uud more fun
to go on battles with tho kind of things
it wouldn't hurt to wash ouco iu
And Mrs. Doogau vowed she'd "never
leave her home to such a cureless thing
as man, long us she lived."
And wheu the woman question is
mentioned now, the children both look
wiso uud shake their heads.—Margarot
C. Nesfleld in Sun Francisco Examiner.
Early Candlelight State Dinners.
It appears that in olden times the
president used to give bis dinner parties at 4 o'clook in the afternoon. The
grandfather of Representative Achesou
of Pennsylvania once dined with George
Washington, nud his family have preserved the invitation. It is written in a
business hand on a fourth page of u
sheet of ordinary note paper, with the
lines running lengthwise across the
sheet, and reads aa follows:
Mr. Achesou ia requested to dino with the
president on Thursday, the 23d lust., ut 4
o'clock precisely.
Fob. 14, 1707.
—Chicaco Record.
Liked Lawyers.
It is recorded of Andrew Johnson
that when, senator or presidont, ho was
invitod to a diuuor party, he was accustomed to ask if auy lawyer was to bo
among the guests. For, said ho, lawyers always lubricate things. He took n
greator fancy to William M. Bvarts, his
attorney general, because of his postprandial famo than because of bis eminent legal attainments.—Green Bag.
He Desired to Perpetuate liis Nash*
villi* Home—The Heirs Quarreled
uml Legal Troubles Benan—A Hroken
Will and u Wrecked Kslute,
Result of l.itii-utioii.
The chy of Nashville, Tenn., like
Rome, Is built upon many hills. Crowning one of these hills, neat' the business
center of tho bright Southern city, Is
an l.-shnped, very large lut, either end
of the L; facing streets that run at
right angles. At tbe convergence of
the I. stands an old-fashioned brick
residence. Ihal, facing on one of Ihe
si reels, shows n diiric-eiiluniiicd, por-
ticocd front, such us is so common In
I claim each one estaousneu us id near
or remote kinship with the man who
i made this property and tried lo do us
he liked with his own.    Ii will he tli-
I vlded among ten heirs of the name
of Polk, seven heirs of the name of
Caldwell, seven heirs of tbe name of
Walker, thn I' tbe name of Vaulx,
and so on ii> the number of fifty-three;
and according to the directions of the
court, the proceeds of the sale will be
divided among thom as follows:   Four
| will get one-twelfth each, five will get
I oiie-thirty-sixth each, seven will get one
forty-secondtb each, six will get one
i fifty-fourth each, eight will get one
ninety-sixm  each,  nine  will  get oue
; oiie-hunilred and eighth each, seven
will get one one two hundred ami seventieth each, and lhe remaining seven
will get one three huudred aud scveu-
i ty-elghth each.
the South.   The feature of the front
which faces the oilier street, is an old-
fashioned     ponderous    door,     around
which there is a paneling of glass thai
Is antique In its nn-aiigemont, Unkept
lawns, uncared-for trees nnd shrubs,
broken fences, and decrepit sales mark
the fading away of a spot that was
once the pride of the Siaic of Tennessee; it was the home ot a President
of the United Stales. There is an unci rod-f or, pointless, musty, unattrac-
tlvencss about the house that is forbidding, and it tells tbe story of tho
law's Interference in dividing the property of a innn who was deemed worthy
and qualified to rule a nation, but
who, It seems, did not know enough to
makea will that would withstand the
onslaught of the modern attorney,
This place has for nearly three,
quarters of a century been known as
"Polk place," the home of .lames K.
Polk, once President of the United
States. Ou the streets on which tho
property faces, the hum of traffic rumbles and roars, the sharp clang of the
electric cur gongs are echoed back from
Its moldy walls and the only objects
iu keeping with Ils decadence are tho
ragged, Indolent negroes who bask In
the sunshine around its broken walls.
The house stands far buck in thu
yard from either street as if trying
thus to hide its head in shame at its
condition, or in fear of Its strange
surroundings; nud well It might feel
ashamed at the disregard with which
the wishes of Its builder have Ikh-ii
treated by those who were of kinship
to him. Said a stranger who uoted
me examining the old place:
"It's a queer old place, Isn't It?
President Polk was buried in a tomb
that stood forty-live yours where you
note those broken rocks and that fallen
column. It was his wish that bis remains shoud rest there forever, and
thnt those of his wife should lie beside
him when she passed away. She survived him forty-three years. Then her
remains were placed as they hud both
wished In yonder tomb that you see
lying in ruins."
President Polk made n curious will.
It begins lu the usual form. "I, .lames
K. Polk, a resident of the Stale of
Tennessee, except four years a resident
of Washington, D. 0„ while serving as
President of the United tSates, do
hereby will and bequeath," etc.
And particularly out of tbe ordinary
was the disposition his will made of
this property of which I a in writing.
It would seem that he sought to entail
the estate, to so arrange it that it would
forever remain iu the Polk family, nnd
be known ns "Polk Place," and also
be lho resting place of him and his
wife. In order to do ilils he willed
"Polk Place" to the Slate of Tennessee
In trust At the death of Ids Wife, It
should go to the Governor of the State
of Tennessee, as trustee, or In case
of his failure to aet or qualify as such
trustee, then to the Legislature or Tennessee, to direct the trust and designate some blood relative of the name
of Polk, who should occupy, hnve and
hold the property then known and to
be known ns "Polk Place." The irus
tee, or trustees, lu selecting the Ikmic-
tlclnry of this trust, were to give preference to the nearest of kin of tne
name or Polk, If such person was deemed worthy of the trust. If there should
no longer lie a blood relative of the
name of Polk, deemed worthy to enjoy
ibis trust, then the trustees should select as the beneficiary one who should
be a blood relative, though of othei
For forty-three yenrs the wishes 01
James K, Polk were compiled Willi. In
1801 the widow, Sarah Childress Polk
died, aud was laid away beside tin
maker of this curious Will. Then the
heirs fell to quarreling about lhe cs
tate; tbe lawyers got lu their work und
broke the will. Now the estate Is going to ruin, nnd the bodies of Jnines K.
Polk nud his wife have been removed
from the resting place they bad Chosen,
and now lie buried In the Slate House
yard. Tbe court ordered the sale of
this plot of ground, the proceeds to be
divided among a swarm of heirs, the
dividend to be lu accordance wilh the
Animated Stones.
Now Hun the curious uud eccentric
"Jumping bean" bus had lis run it will
tie.xi be iii order for Bomeono to make
nu expedition Into the desert region of
Southwest Nevada and collect a carload of "animated" or "moving" stones,
long since acknowledged as being the
greatest geological curiosities in Ihe
world. They nre described us being ul-
mosl perfectly round, the majority of
them us large as a walnut and of the
color, texture and hardiness of nodules
of kidney iron ore. When distributed
about tbo lloor, table or ether level surface, and within two or three feet of
each other, they Immediately begin
moving towards a common center aud
j never cense their curious traveling op-
I et-ations  until  nil  gather  around   the
j lnrgesl stone and lie huddled together
! like eggs iu a nest,   on the desert of
! Nevada Ihey lire found most frequently in that portion that is comparatively
level, the surface being composed of
bare, stratified rocks.   Scattered over
ibis barren nnd rocky region are numerous little basins, from u few Inches
lu n  rod or two In diameter, and  in
these the "animated stones" are usually found.   The I tones themselves average nbout us Holed above, lull they are
| found in all sizes, from that of a bird
up to six or seven Inches lu diameter.
The cause of the peculiar animated actions of these stones is doubtless io bo
found iu the material of which they are
' composed, which appear to be "lode-
stone." 01' magnetic iron ore.
iu lho Australian desert similar sen-
llgicnl oddities are found. There they
are culled "traveling stones."—St. Louis
I A Honeymoon  Trip  on  u   Wheelbarrow Around the World,
A honeymoon trip on a wheelbarrow
j around the world—this Is without ex-
1 ceptlon lhe most eccentric of all lin de
| slecle notions. Nor is it the whim of
a blase Englishman or a shabby genteel Yankee. A young French bridal
couple will brave the jeers et the rural
folk and the ridicule of metropolitans,
They hnve already started for a big
wager on a two years' trip in this odd
fashion around lhe globe. M. (ialals.
tbe bridegroom, is a strapping young
Parisian, who looks ns if he could perform the Insk twice over without much
fatigue, It is feared, however, by the
friends of M. tialais that he will lose
bis wager, as lo accomplish It seems
Impossible, Counting off the sen voyage, the couple will have to traverse at
least 88,000 miles, Figuring that the
bridegroom wheelbarrow pusher will
I rn vol four to live miles per hour, and
that he will be on his feet ten hours per
day, he would In two years, of 780 days,
have covered uot more than KO.UOi)
miles. 'I'he collide have started eastward, and it Is doubtful If they will
average as much In tin- deserts of Asia
Minor and  other unpnved  highways.
Inclement  weather,  storms,  dangers
and sickness should also be taken into
consideration. Ii is suspected thnt M.
Gnlnls undertook his queer honeymoon
more for the sake of gaining notoriety
than In the hope of winning his wnger.
A.t any rule, reports from the continent
show that wherever they nrrlve the
collide get n hearty reception, ami uro
royally entertained in towns and villages,
A Comprehensive Monument.
After considerable hesitation, which
must have been Justified, the park commissioners of Philadelphia hnve accepted tin- $500,000 bequest of Richard
Smith for a memorial to himself tn
Faii'inount park. The estimable Mr.
Smith gains this distinction by the
scope of his memorial, which Is to be
adorned with statues of   MeOlollan,
Hancock, Monde nnd Reynolds, nnd
bronze basis of other famous Pennsyl-
vaniiins—Andrew ti. 1'urt.lu, General
Ilurtriuift, David D. Porter, John A.
Dahlgt-en, General Reaver, General
Crawford—to whom are added John
It. (lesl, executor of the estate, and
James II. Wlndriin. architect of the
memorial. The Inscription "Richard
Smith, type founder, of Philadelphia,"
Is to be placed on the main column
and a Statue of Mr. Smith Is to be
placed at the right of the entrance.
It will be a curious thing.
What a victory it will bo for Clara
Barton if she shall Succeed in bringing
tho grand Turk to tonus! Her triumph
would make her one of the '.'groat powers. '' May sbe win!—New York Record-
A Game on the Belle of Mriiiphin That Resulted In a Duel uml the Heath of Two
Players—A Colored "liny" Wan Staked
In tiie Play, but Disappeared,
"Talking about this fascinating gumo
of poker, for instance," remarked a
gentleman with whom a Tribune man
was conversing iu tho rotunda of the
Grand hotel tho other night, "the first
gumo of poker I eves/witnessed hatl a
sequel so tragic that ie i.s invariably recalled to mo every time I see a card.
"The affair occurred shortly before
the war. My father, who was a very
heavy producer of the fleecy staple, cotton, ami whose interests were almost
destroyed by u certain proclamation
Whioh proved eminently disastrous to
owners of southern plantations, took
mo with him on u trip whioh bu made
from New Orleans to St. Louis. Our
Steamer, the Belle of Memphis, wus
crowded with passengers, nearly all of
whom wero males. We loft New Orleans
about 2 o'clock ill tho afternoon, and 15
minutes later there were four or five
poker games in oporatiou. Nearly everybody gambled on board In ilioso days.
"Among tho pussongors on the trip
wore two business men from tho Crescent City who were bitter enemies, but
whom pervorso chuueo hud seated at tho
same table.
"Ono of them hud with him a tall,
athletic, fine looking negro, who acted
as his body servant, uud was never very
far from bis muster's side. Tho 'boy'
remained in the cabin and watched the
"Toward evening some of tbo players, after losing all their funds, bad begun sinking tho cotton and other produce thoy bud ou board for tho St. Louis
markets. Up ou deck tho roustabouts
Were 'shooting craps' by the smoky
glare of pine knots that cast weird shadows on the surging stream. Morniug
camo aud found the twu merchants still
playing. The big negro hud made oue
or two attempts to speak to bis master
during the progress of tho game, and
had been ordered Out of tho cabin. As
he came out on deck my father addressed him.
"'You seem tube greatly interested
in tho game, boy,' said ho.
" 'I is, massa,' was the reply. 'I'ze
do stakes on dat ban un of de kunnel
donn' win I'ze Massa Brooks' niggah,
Snah, I'ze mightily interested in dat ar
gumo for snah, mussa.'
"Mr. Brooks won, and I 6aw tho colonel throw down his curds und turn the
uegro over to bis oppoueut, rising dend
"He went on deck, and people
watched him to seo if he wonld shoot
himself or jump into tbe river, but he
showed no signs of doing either.
"After awhile Brooks came out with
a companion uml began to walk np and
down the deck, laughing uud joking.
As thoy passed by where Colonel Wal-
laco wns sitting ho stood up, and addressing Brooks said violently:
" 'You're a scoundrel aud cheat!'
"Brooks seized a chair aud was about
to strike at tho speaker, but his friend
clutched his arm uud prevented uny violence for the timo being, but as the
Belle was now Hearing Natchez it was
quickly arranged that the time the boat
remained at the wharf should be utilized
iu squaring accounts betwoeu the parties. The thing was quite common, and
many a party of four or five tbut left
tbe boats for uu hour was one or two
short when it returned.
"It was a glorious night. The moon
was full, aud shed a clear light over the
"Natchez wus all u-rush when we
reached tho wharf. It was oue of tbe
busiest of tbe river towns at that time,
but its dismantled hotels and tumble
down bouses make it look like a mere
ghost of its former prosperity.
"When we loft the steamer aud moved
up the wharf, several citizens followed
us, as they knew that a duel was about
to be fought.
"Brooks' new property, the negro, accompanied the party, and the winuer
lost no opportunity of making tbe unfortunate 'boy' understand that he had
changed masters.
"Under thn bluffs from which tho
town tukes its name of Natchez-nuder-
the-Hill, the party halted, lo paces were
oounted off, the colonel and Brooks faced
each other, pistols in baud.
''' Ready I Oue—two—three I'
"Tho last word was lost in the report
of Brooks' weapon. He had fired without waiting for the word to be ooiu-
"Tho colonel's pistol, still loaded,
fell from his hand. He staggered,
pressed his baud to his side and fell
"Tbe negro rau to his side, raised his
head aud rested it ou his arm.
"Tho colonel was  unoonscious, gave
no sign of recognition  and nover spoke.
After a moment or two tho uegro said:
" 'He's daid.'
" 'Drop him and come along with
me,' Brooks cried brutally, and he
started to return to the boat.
"Tho uegro laid his dead master's
head softly down, rose to his feet, and
after picking up the colonel's undischarged pistol hurried after his new
mastor. Almost instantly camo the report of a pistol, and the party hurried
forwaid aud found Brooks lying upon
the ground uud tho uegro nowhere to
be seen. Brooks wns dying when they
reached him, having been shot through
the back of tho head, and he could uot
tell who it was that bad done tho deed,
but some of those in tho crowd were
heard to remark that tho colonel's 'boy'
was a 'mighty valuable uiggah, sab,
that's what ho was.'
"Tho bodies of the colonel and his
opponent were left at Natchez, and in
IB minutes nftor tho Belle of Memphis
bud left the wharf half a dozen games
of poker wero ill full blast. It is u game
I have never learned to play."—Cincinnati Tribune. 1 HI I
Iljfl il       The Queen is 77 years old next Sunday.
UllLlJi      Our celebration is the talk of the Province.
 .  j    Chief Sheppard paid a flying visit to
I Nanaimo yesterday;
VailCOUVer   Wilis First   Senior1    \V. Hettlehas purchased tbeProvin-
, ,r   ,   , - cial hiiiel ir.'in \\. Moss.
Lacrosse ftiatcii. ■   Jofieph Kttppleri „.,,„ was Btabued at
Vancouver, is about again.
The Council meeting, culled forThurs-
,    .. (lav evening, failed of a quorum.
  Medicinal value in a bottle of Hood's Sursa-
piirllln than hi any other preparation.
ilHici-il   Pi-no-i-minio   nf K-in-il     More skill Is required, more oare tak moro
umciai rrogramrae oi xsanai- emim mom.rea- „, lts manufaoture.
ino'.s Great Celebration.
The lirst, nf the senior matches for 1890
tne i rst, ii    he senior nine hes tor  si, ..    ,              ,        .-   .
i          , ,.               \, .    ,      ., records here—t tbe weather clerk per-1
wasplayed at \ anconver Saturday, the ...                                               '
following being the teams: mi is.
Vancouver,                           Westminster, Thui'sday being Ascension day, appro-
,1 Kevnulds      Goal                    S I'ccle prlute services wereheldin the Anglican
y Miller     .['..Point ...   .1! II I'hiyne and Boinan Catholic churches.
A E Suckling .Cover pt... W Uallnaith      Sister (lertrmle of the Vol lea Home
W Miller ...    Defense  C K Sdell returned from  England on Wednesday
.1 1'oinisfcll             "       M I'eele cvi'iiiiigul'ti ran absciiceof seven mouths
.1  Richardson..     "       I' I'eeli
D Smith     Centre.
W II Qiiann.. Home.
.1 I lawman ..."                      ,
i- ..       |   ii         ,i                | i, Keports from various |
,       u",';','        , i,.i i 1.1,   i in     i  i'T triet seem to indicate thai the fruit crop
Geo Williams, Outside h.J J Cambridge    ,.  u....„., i ,.,.   c„vo
Our celebration will heal all previous  Regatta, Horse Knees, Bicycle Races,
Lacrosse, llosi- Keel Contests,
Athletic   Sports   and
Rifle Hatches.
1:80 p.m.  Rifle shoot, 5 events .. .$100
MONDAY, Mav 25.
.* io aooii lutiai  lor  ine   war canoe race, i '
II Latham  am| t|1L. prizes will now be $66 and $38.  9:00a.m,  Regatta, 18 events     -his
II I!vull      ,,       ,   ,- i ,,     ,.,!,,, ji,    1:80 p,in,  licvcle rnces, 12events.. 455
» ■-»      KeP°rta from v;ull,lts Pftrt-B of ,lu (|1H- A.hliMir sports, SBventa .  L50
C. E. Stevenson & Co, have donated)
$10 additional for the war canoe race,
It costs the proprietor and the dealer
More but it costs tlm consumer leas, us ho
guts more doses for ins money.
More curative power Is seemed hy Its peculiar
combination, proportion and process,
which make it peculiar to itself.
More people are employed ami more space occupied in its Laboratory than any other.
More wonderful cures effected and more testimonials  received than hy any other.
More Bales ami more increase year by year
are reported hy driiRtflsts.
More people are taKln« Hood's Sarsaparilla
today than any other, and more are
taking it today than ever before.
More and STILL MOKK reasons ini/IM hu
given why you should take
.1 Quann
[nside li . . ..lames Leu it
this vear will be unusually heavy, says
10:30 a m. Hose-reel races, 2 eventB 2001
the -New Westniinster Columbian.
A si al dispatcb to the  Mail says:      ,     ..        • .,--.-.. .p., .. Ii.an,* ,,, ii,.,-^,, ,-i b .loeoinq       ->'ui
v,  , ,„  ,     i,    i * A writ was issued at Victoria on Tues- U.aup.m noise i.u es, -i i vt ins ..   „,iu
"      ilayattlieiiiBlancoofH.Biistoukagalnst 4:00p.m. LaurosBematub,Nanaimo The Ono Truo Blood 1'iiriu
bt. M,  lloriie-l'nyne, elaimliig U0.000 vs. Vancouver Beavers, 100
An internieiliiiteelub was organized in
Victoria Friday evoniiiK.
Si; six for $S.
Liver Ills unit
h.   ai,   iii'i-iic-i aiue,  111111111111;  .Tii',"™         eure all   liver III* unt
ilumnggcs tor alleged Blander at (inl.leu. j    Dancing in the pavilion on both even-   Hood's Pills Sick UoaUaolie. zeeeata
Ifot-se K-iine-uu Hie "Dili The wi f Thornton Fell, clerk of tbe i"gs.    The  Nanaimo  und  Wellington j, 	
i.i.t  ll tg       mi -mi.            Legislative Assembly, .lied at, Santa Bui-  bands will be in attendance.
lie Horse Racing committee held a  ,   -        ,   , ,* ',,, t,     u,   t
meeting on rhurs-ay ami decided upon   .   " , ,.   .   ,,,,   ,.,., ,,, u-„s,mi„.
tiie following regulations.
1.   Thai nil horses to lake pun in thi
daughter uf liev. Dr. Keid, of Westmin
RIFLE MATCH. MAY 28,at 1:80.
The following is the programme for
prize, ?:i ham (Robinson);2nd, ifii bread
tickets, (Wilson & Matthews),
s   Tug of War, 0 men and anchor—
To Bicycles done on our premises at the shortest possible notice.
Mu. Cookino being a thorough practical bicycle hand, will be
pleased to furnish all information gratis, and all  work
done by Ibis linn will be guaranteed to be lirst-class.
Next to Sloan & Scott's Old Stand.
P, S.—A large consignment of bicycle sundries just arriv-
friiiii tin- east.
.',    ,      ii  .,,,,..    i   .,,,  .,„ i   the Nunniino Rifle Association meet to  Prize, $20,
races on Mny 26th be entered on or be-      \eserda5   11  teams tune,     ut .1 id ,     ,  . An entrance fee of 50 cents, excepting
fore May 25 with the secretary, A. Bun-   with  thc assistance ol about 25   men
lop, ui the Shamrock stables.' ullh shovels engaged by the corporation,
2.   That tho judges measure the ponies "'''re hauling and Bpreading ashes on
and settle all disputes  that mav 0 :cur Haliburton Street, and 111 one duy they
during the races. have imule a r-gular boulevard ol that
nection with the Queen's Birthday cele-|0and 7.
bration: Coi ittet—M. Wolfe, .las. McGregor,
1 Team match, 200, 500 nnd 600 yds. M.l'.l'., Dr. Mavis, w. Hunter, ('. II. li.
open to teams of Ave men, seven shots Potts, W. McGregor, 11. Simpson, M.
at each rangt—Isl prize, $15; 2nd, iflO;   Lamont, K   Gibson, .1. 11. Cocking. K.
"""»'-■„"'' ™ces. "»•' '•••*"- ";    **•'•»   '"""""",, " ;' a each range-lsl prize, »]6j 2nd, »10:   Ui it, U   Gibson, .1. II. t'oekin,
:;.    Thai, the ironing  race be  run in street from the north  end  to the c ty t          tf{         ,   ,,.,, „ , „_ i,,,,,,',,,,,,,,,!, .1. Hickman, M. W
heats and not against time, as Btated in "nits.   Another  dav   ike that would ,   rndivi.lua] inntch, 200 vards, same burn.
tht-     ll   9         This    ivhh    tiinii.t    inii-ncaiiru nr U   ''nml    In    itf     ->      \ lCtOliB   \ IVm'iMH -        ,                  .   t   .               .      t*. ■
Lilt        11] I 1 >. L II In      *v tin      I ni|   HI       1111>»>■-,ll \ "■    '■     h ' *'rt Qiii .I.. t   .1^   I , I   .1   -11 ,!■.,   ■< . .1 ( ii   1   1,, ... .ii., I Pi-ly-iu
owing to the track not being cir, ular.   ' and Commercial and Front streets.    Al- ''.'"' aJ.!" ■',%' ^IlBO *     Entrance 1I0SE nEEL CONTESTS -MAY 26.
  wuyspuBh agood thing.along.                   26'cen'ts            ' '"               ' commksoiso 8:80 a.m.
Wrestling*.                            "Lord" Percy Whittall, who started 3   tndlvtflnal    match,    ,r)H»   vards— 1.    Drv Test—Run   125 yards to hy-
W. II.  West, who was n it 1 v de- "" a dazzling career in Japan similar^n PHues same as in  match No.   2; score drnnt, co'uple on to hydrant, lay 200 feet
fealed hy Wm   Murdoek nt Union, has detail to that which got him into trouble gllnie us -n niutch No.  1.    Entrance 25 of hose, break coupling, screw on nozzle.
decided to try ( lusions with ,1. A. in this Province, and was finally locked L.enls. Time to lie taken from drop of nozzle,
Murray of Westminster.   Articles have "P In  Yokohama,   as ii  wus thought 4    individual match, 600yards—same 2.   Wet Test—Hun 125 yards to by
been "signed   for  u  catch-iis-catch-ean better to keep him under lock and  key I score as in uiaUth No   1J same prizes as draut, couple on  the hydrant,  lay 2 H
match for }200 11 side and gate receipts, until he could be sem outol the country, j,, niatchea -No's 2 and I!.    Entrance 25 (eel  of hose, break coupling, screw 01
the winner to pav hull und other ex- is now  making an  honest living as a cents. nozzle.   Time to  be taken when wate
penses.  The place of contest lias not yet boat-puller ot the scaling schooner E. 5   Aggregate match—Prizes,   il, (5, leaves nozzle,
been decided.                                     ' ' • Marvin. Captain Harris took pity on and $8.    Entrance 26 cents. In both cases cart to carry not les
l.iiii nn hii,1 iiiiil olli'ie.l to shin liini   lor cl..,..,:.... 1.. 1....,;.. ..1  1 ,nn .l,n«n il..... 'inn   f....,  ..i   i_,,l,. 1,..^,.      Ail ,,.
him on him nnd olTered tu ship him   for
Baseball. the cruise.   The "noble lord" jumped
111R professional i.K.uiii:. at the chance of freedom and accepted,
On Wednesday, atTocoma, the home *        "^** 7~
team defeated Portland—17 to 0; and at Seattle s Reply.
Seattle the home team knocked out Vic- Mayor Wood of Seattle, has written
torltt—11 to 7. Mavor Davison accepting on   behalf of
On iliuiMiiiv, at   lacoma, the home tl,B" Council the invitation to attend the
team defeated Victoria—23 tol); and at QUeen>a   Birthday   celebration in this
Seattle, Portland defeated the home nine (.,u.  Dut regretting thai official businest
Shooting to begin at 1:80 sharp. than 800 feet of 4-ply hose.   All coup-
Matches to be regulated by the rules  lilies, Including hydrant and  nozzle, to
of B. C. Bifle Association. he on  not less than three full turns.
  Hoseiarts to be manned by not more
Reg-atta, May 2.I. thau 12 men,
btahtOa.m. Prizes—iflOO for each race, providing
1. Boys'.race, M years and  under, in   two visiting teams compete with home
Bingle scull gunwale boats; coui'bb 1 mile team.
wilh turn—Prizes, flsliing rods, value (5 ■    ■; priseof *<6 for each race, providing
an ll12 50. only one visiting  team competes with
home team.
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loi"!-. will prevent them attending.     Resolu- 2. Girls'race, 14 vears and under, in   nonie team.
At Seattle, Friday, \ ictorla defeated ,•„,„„' Da8seii i,v the Seattle Council are Bingle scull gunwale bouts; course 1 mile I    .■,",''as'.' th|,|:e ,s "" visiting team, $100
the home team—9 to 0, asfollows:     ' with turn—Prizes: 1st, sunshade, value h» iii dj given for sports to be contestei
Tbegume between  Portland and Ta- Wheras   The Mnvor, Aldermen and >;5; 2nd, dry goods, value 1,2.50.                 '"'. '■>' members of the Nanaimo I-in
coma pn Friday was called at the close of Celebration Committee of the City of 8.   Coal  minors'   race   (confined   to  Brigade, events to be hereafter agreed
the sixth  innings on a unt of rain, NHl)ajlno   British Columbia, have in- members of M. &M.L.P.A., who have  upun by the coinmittee.    Races to be
Portland being awarded the honors on a vited the Mavor and City Council of the never competed in  a  race) in   double  governed by A. W. 1'. A. Rules.
Bt-ore of 7 to 0. Cilv of Senttie to take part in the cele- scull gunwale boats with coxswain,  I'.,-    Decision of referees to be final.
lhe  present  standing ol   the league l,rHtion of the Queen's Birthday at said miles with turn—Prize, Cup, value *ll>,      Protests, if any, to he made in writing
Beries is as follows: Citv of Nanaimo; Now, therefore, be it i presented by l-'oreman & Hardy,and$10   u';.1"," tl,'"!9 ' Ii-"1 ""', eve,,lt aK*li"?t
,     , ironiontl    /;,,,,,,,,,, n,at the said invitation be  fr lelebration funds.   N'oentrance.      whichBiilii protest is made, otherwise it
-.'"•,l;""1                                 .    A     2 an[| the same is hereby accepted; aud     4. First-class snilingrnce for its20to  will imt he considered by committee-
Seattle     1     4 be it further                 - 80 ft. water line (time allowance); course   "• H. Morton, K   Nightingale, and h.
Tttl "                                   6     " /.'.,„/,.„', riint the thanks of the Mayor aboul  10 miles—Prizes: 1st, $125; 2.id,   Mub. Van Hiiutfen.
\ letol'.a                  4        5     ' 1 /.;.... • Il ..1   . 1...  I Si,.   ..1    sl....t 11., il'.ll ■   :'.,;!    !' ""1       li-nlpum.o   K nor e,.nl
The Wheel.
''"' • '      '    and City Council of the City of Seattle
be and thev arc hereby tendered to the
Mayor, Aliieiiiien and Celebration Coin-
0dicers of the Black Diamond Cycling  mittee "i ihe City of Nanaimo for said
Club have been elected as follows: invitation; and beit further
President  s. M. Robins. Resolved, ihat the Comptroller beam!
Vi',"'1'"" ,l*   '' -I' - l-.iirki-r. Ur. MeKeelmie,   be is hereliv ilire.ted lo transmit to tiie   oouuie paauica; course   i'.j   uiiii-b wun    ,.-      •
W(:^^.Ji1,T,Segor' iMayoroftheCityotNiuialuioacopyof  turn-Prizes i.lst, trophy, yalue$15; 2d, ^^"^^ir^^!!^'
Tiie N.E.P.S.
Pcrtect Fitting
Shirt Waist.
The attention of the Ladies of Nanaimo is called toour large assortment of
these resolutions.
Passed the (ity Council the 11th day
of May, 1 196, and sinned by me in open
session iii authentication of its passage
Lieutenant   1 'iinrles Poemlng,
llugler   Martin Wooitburn.
t-eeretai",    .'  ilu-.'invi.i.il.
Treasurer -W. Wllkinsnn.
I.ui ill I iillMlt -   I'htirli- 1'eeluillir. session  1II am iieio n .1111,1, 1
Track nii.l MniiiiuiiiK' ei.eiii,ntees have also  ,nia n,], ,|.,v 0f j£ttv, IS li.
Signed,   J.E.CKIOHTO.N,
Presidenl of City Council.
Approved by me this I2day of May, 'HO.
VV. li." VV	
Filed by me this 12th dav nf May, 1800.
btnnbnry has cabled   that  he cannol \\ 11.1. H    1'aiiiiv
been ap]
The membership fee has been fixed at
n dollar for the Bcason nnd r-o cenfs foi
boys iiiidur 16.
The Oar.
row Uaiidaur on Burrard Inlet.   This isl   city Comptroller and'ex-Officio'Qlty
the deaili blow to ihe world's regatta at
Vancouver. He wants   to  row   iiaiidaur
on the Thame!
Snorting Notes.
Man Under the Bed.
The coincidence of   Mr.   Armstrong,
A curiosltv'is" reported "in   the  shape   the A,licrnisiaiic-driver, arriving here
"'•"-now white tL ghhred al  dak       ^«* '»« «$ »£>«""±***
00; 3rd, 825.   Entrance, 5 per cent. ,, ,                     ,,..,.
6. Single scull rowing match, foramn-' !:,ltM:: RACB8--MA1 26 at 1:80.
teurs, in IS ft. lapstreak outriggersj . ■ Running race, open to all comers,
course P., miles, with turn—Prizes, tro- '"'.^ tw"out oi three bents, distance hull
phies:  1st, value *20; 2nd, value $10; nule—1st prize, $100; 2nd prize, entrance
B. Peterboro canoe race for amateurs, "loney.   ip por cent entrance,
double paddles; course  l1..  miles with ,,-   rrotting race, conllned to city and
turn—Prizes: 1st, trophy, value .-, 16; 2 I, diBtrictstock.distaiiccaboul ', mile-
cigars, value $0. Entrance fee50c. added. P"-*e ?50; 2nd  prize, entranco money
7. Single scull rowing match for pro- Entrance 5 percent.
fessioiittls in 20 ft. lapstreak outriggers; ;'   N;'"" l'""'t'- '.'I11'".1"  -j"  comers,
course 2 miles with turn—Prizes: 1st,  "ther thai mpetltois in other races—
$26; 2nd, $10.   Entrance, 50c. ?•  I"'"-1''  t.'",|l;   -1"1  entram-e  money.
8. Log balancing contest—Prize, $10. Entrance 6 pe> cent.   Distance half mile
ii. In.iian war canoe race for  Hi  pad- and repeat,                      _
dies will, slecrer; course 1>., miles with ,   4  ,*■','"..-',''"r  for ponies not over  14
turn-Prizes,mand $33.   " hands high.   Isl  prize, $80; 2nd, ont-
10. One upset, l'-ierl.oi nunc race, ram-e money.   Entrance %%  percent.
single paddle; course 200 yards—Prizes: Distance had mile and repeat.
Isi $16' 2nd $6 rhe running, scrub and pony race will
11. Barrel'rnce, In costume, broom [«> run over the old track ending at the
propellers—Prizes (value), $6 and $2.60. Dow Orop hotel.
12. Klootcbmans'canoe race in Indian , rh,e   '"",l,"- race will Star   ut the
canoes, two paddles-Prizes, $6 und $8. V"',''1   romnlars   hall and end at  the
13 Greasv pole walking—Prize, 1 ham. Ualinn hotel.
Judges, fcilQueiinell, .1 M Rudd and Che running race, prize $100, will be
Captain Locke; starter, Aid Foreman; started «t 1:80 p m. sharp,
tinie keepeer, John Hilbert; course com- 1 he lust heatol the trotting race will
Spring Dry Goods.
In Silks we are showing beautiful Taffetas, Shot,
Broches, Surahs, Japanese and China Silks, Velvets, Doras Velvets, Plashes, 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 and attractive assortment of goods being latest novelties
of a reliable kind is calculated to nieel the tastes und preferences
uf every lad}* likely to enter our store.    We are always pleased to show goods.
Tom—Where did you gol them dune'.'
Jack—Al the '
of a  Snow   white   I hon.neh broil   'it   I III;       " "'■' **        ,        '  1 lint- Keepeer, John III liert; colli se colli-        .-—   ','    '  '     ,  "    .'   "•* ' ,       ,.
Ka,.,     Te,        tl   '    ,  i,    ■ of V lllB poseession, and tliscoyering a man ; mittee  VA ojnennell, T !eson and .1 .1 \a]"' ll1",''1' 1"""!"lli"l'l.v af-ur l"*' "lst
Klrkl am    The coll       a suck inV liv  PIK,er hls 1,t"1 th.e sa""' nl*ht! "" ' ?n : Hnneynian   prize, ,„,ii.,ee,.l M Rudd, •*tia'°l l1"''' ,lnf-' .,'!'V'
Pales 1." dam Back   ii,   bv Khartum Lron l'll"|i*"'""' ia th« wnMiUon of the:,, miju.r1 au DrCu.rie; measuring atu      •> ' ",1"'1' ™es *»' '''',s,:llt'", "' "s
and isThi    ■■  I   vei• .-V- -,,i  .In     ,      I  ^our'   The "i11"1 lv"8 ,!ll",w':'1 l"- ' ,"'"m,! ><»>»<* '"" •»<.<-■   W TliomnBon,  Ed 1" J* -"iccesBlon as possible    All race
in ii. « n in .in i ali exi.epi  un   i >p oi .„,.„.,.„„ lK. pen of "being lull and  (i„,.„„,.ii  Tims DnbeBon   In- (hnn III will he bes  two beats outol three.
the head and ears,  which  are  red.      A • . ,.      .    ,,   ' „.,.                  •> i ,,, i     i|iini„i", im* i„,iii»,n, in i.inij ,i u       ....     ,,,„:,,„ i„ .,n , u, ,	
...ut.       ,•     i •     ,      I .-. 'lin blue ill     he    W10I1K   rOOlll,      hilt   he    Nnu'thornlhwn  id 1    II nllnvmnn - I ll I ee cut, lef- 111 all 1 aces i.|   llolil"!'.
while   loal is trulv a  COUriositV  uiiiong "■""•'*                      .-            >                    ii.ih inoi inn >\.iue alio .1 .1   1 lonej mail,             .                                 ,.,   .....         11
thoroualibreds     ' ' was subsequently  given   -M   hours  to ,.omniUe, arre  race, og ba nnc ng     '   , ,'■ V    ' ', •'. ' :
.,.,'•    ...     „    ,. . leave town.   Needless to say, he left- am| KrOHSy.pole contests ,J H Hawthorn- aid J.H.lInwthornthwaite, udges
Tha progeny ol the  English  stallion nrohnblv reflectiim that Jordan Is a hard   ,   ......;.    i, ,,.,..,                           Committee-Thompson ami S-
Jack,  what   made you  look  so  nice  last  night   iu
Jack—Why Turn, because I had such a clean shirt
and collar oil and such nice polish on them.
^pioneer Steam Laundry
Tom—Xo more Chinamen for me,   They ruih my shirts.
Jack—Drop a card in l'osl (ll'ice lio\ !l.', or  leave  wool  at   lino's   Barber
Shop nnd the Wllgon will call on you al once.
•   probably reflecting that .Ionian is a hard   thwaile an I J J Hoiicyii'inn
bt. Simon  are Btated  to have won  in   ,.ua(| lu travel
seven seasons the extraordinary sun
(1.244,560, 1.real as was Hermit's
success in the stud the winnings ol hia
progeny during ten Beasons, I882t > 1803,
fooled up only Ij999,rj 10, But il must be
remembered that thero were hardly as
many valuable slakes then an now.
And yet no son of Si, Simon has won
the Derby,
Seattle has adopted a bicycle by-law
which provides Hint the riders of the
Sound city may not travel on the principle streets at a greater 8| I  lluin   I"
miles nn hour or upon the sidewalks at
a fastei speed than H miles.
The Methodist Conference, which met
last, week ai Westminster, assigned Kev.
ll pays to read our advertisements.
VV. T. Heddle, sceretiiry-treasurer.
Bicycle Races, Mny 27,.
Committee—Thompson ami Scoville,
Dunlop Bros , Geo. Baker, J. Il.Cock-
in,, .1. Humphries,
iiiiKin i mm.
tl W. W. B. QcfiWES,
orrosinoN candidate,
will ndilre-- moetlngi ci*- fullmi
ntsi, wt'i-K it,  i> e-innii-,ei, HHBiguuu  uev. |  mi le am Itelir
B. R. Maitland to Chilllwack.   He will Salt Spring Island (North) May ,19 2mlleamateur
lie succeeded  here  by Kev. C. La-lnor, „         „        u        m,,i,il,' "    20 8 mile amateur
and Rev, J. D. P. Knox was assigned to 'Bouinj iy\ „,„;,„.,„.
,,  ., Lacrosse Match, May 20, I p. in.
SiatLcr— ' 8, VcOregor, M.P.P, On    Caledonian    Qronnds—Vancouver
Time-keupers-    Wm,  McUregor and Beavers vs   Nanalino,
t'lias. Deen    k- ->»*
lieforee—j v     m, Matabeies Defeated.
Judgee—W. K. Leighton and Martin Lc.idon, May 15.   A   Buluwayo
ClerkUof*0   rio-W. Ed mods, B. D. dlnpatch niys a party under Cap-
Presley, tains urey ana \\ ray attauked and
Lap-laker—John Shaw, Geo, Fletcher, routed a  hody of  Matabeies  near
I'lioiiiiAMMKor hacks—srA'ii ir 1,80. Toalus In llllll, killing   nearly .SO.
1st Prite.Snd, General  Martin   has   arrived   at
I   I mile novice   ifliwr'' aTiil BlllUWOVO and  has   asslinii-d   Com-
| u mile amateur     16.00  li.fso mand of the forces,   li is believed
1 mile amateur                 1ft no  r 50 that danger ia past and that  Bulu-
7 r.n .     ^ .         !...
Terms Btrlctly cash, CO, D.
'-.!'.'. '
-    /   ' '     '       '     1 '       V •}    ■
n. M. STEWART, Proprietor.
•  ■ i
Naoaii Furniture Store,  |
Johnston Block, Bastion St.
H. McTEIBHTProprietor.
- Pull and Coinplolo Stook of-,
Furniture, Mattresses, Lounges,
Upholstered Qomli of all Kinds klade and He*
ludrnl,    liiiMinoe   nf  nil   llencrlptlon   IiihikIiI
nnil mid.   Maiirouei repnlroil  i dellvargd
lhe-Hliie.lny.    A li itil nnler Milletled.
wayo is safe.    The  people  uro  re*
Haliburton street.   Rev, s. Cleaver de- Alberni.
clininc re-election as president, the pres- \-
tlcniial mantle fell on  Rev. C. Lariner, 'Nan
Kev. J. P, lioufll was elected seeretiii'v. iltinc
j Union    '
iCedar     '
16 00   7 5il
In oil   7.fit) , ,.   -     -
5 mile amateur ,        ,.   20.00  7 60 Burning their ordinary avocations
-''" i     A third prize of t,f> in hist named ra
, i.,. i      Aocordingto a Pretoria dispatch
nimo City .   ...   "    80      Ladles'Race—1st prize, cold watch;  t In*-*   executive  council   to-day   re-
.,.,..-«      "                         T„ne   1   '"'[' *.h,"™u.l' l8"1'/"**1 °Me> *"'1"  solved to take into  favorable  con-
can s june   i  t-ented by W. M. Lanitton, .,     ,.     .,       ....      , ,       ,
Milfialioii Hii' petition of the rcfiii-ii]
Highest Honors—World's Fair.
Somenos  "
McPherson's  "
J Royal Oaks  "
I Sooke  "
Qabrlola Island  "
[ Naiiaiino Cily  "
I Nanoose  "
I Wellington  "
Northfleld  "
\i mile, Btandlng start ...$20 00 $10.00 prisoners asking for tho mitigation
1 mile handicap  80.00   10.00 of their sentence.
Smile      I!     ;•;..■•■• JJ-gO  10.00     Replying to a question on the
5 (jiije      " 70.00 25.00 subject in the House of Commons
A third prise of $10 in iatter event.      this uftcrniiiin, the parliamentary
——  j secretary of the Foreign office,   Mr.
ATHLETIC SPOUTS—MAY 25. | (je0. N.  Ciirzon,  said   the   Hritish
.. ^ure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder,
ftom Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
At lhe ilium, named meeting! Mr. Melanin
win be RftniBtod hy other eminent speaker*.
The ro.operatlnn gt nil oppoied to the preeeul
-fovernmont aro cordially InVlted.
Tho government candidate or oandldste*, nr
ni,y ■ on their behalf, are invited tobepreiant
To be run in connection   with   the j vice-consul al liiiina hud   been  in-
15 | bicycle races on the Caledonian grounds UpTUCted to lodge an appeal anainst
T MO&lKen-Prises, fio 00' [^ "^uiital of Cap.. Lothaire, the
and$7 60cash, Belgian ofluer who was  recently
2  220-yard race, amateur—1st prise, tried for hanging Stokea, t lie Eng-
Idozen Klite Photos: 2nd, 1 pair pants  iis), trader, in the Congo Vree. State.
,        n       -    _   fT ,, . r,„,.„i„    c„,   and will be given ample opportunity to take
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder,   f-rei ,  ..    .        .     '
t-L.   A L_:_     «l..-.„.   .nuntUr^nlhtinl       |»l It  III  I III' ll IM'll^ioil.
40 Years the Standard.
| A. li. MiKliNZIK,
o. v. caNK,
chairman of Executive,
il lf-mlle race, open—1st prlie, tlfi;
2nd, 110,
4 'I'-inile race, nninteur—1st prize,
1 violin, (Fletcher); 2nd, 1 pair pants,
fi '..-mile race, open—1st prize, $15;
2nd, $10.
(1 Hoys' race under 15 years—lst
prize, 1 dozen photos (Sampson); 2nd
I pair slippers (llu-ihcs).
7   UirlB1  race  under  10   years—1st
The convention of the Brothe.-
ho d   of   Locomotive    Engineers
ope, ed nt Ottawa on Thursday.
-—  •»»»—'—
Sir Charles is a self-made man
and adores his maker.
Sealers on the Japan coast are
having pour luck.
If you do, it'll  make a great diU'crincc
wltn the youngsters and a still greater
dlflerenue with you. They'll he better
shod than Ihey possibly could he elsewhere ami at a considerably less cost.
When you can save money by buying
better goods, youv'e struck a good imi-
tation of 8 bonanza. That's what you'll
always liud in our Stock—the best juvenile fool wear iu Naiiaimo, Von can't
bent cither our goon's or prices. You
might iih well try to beat a dnini with a
Otttt & RENDELL.
Watch this Space for Particulars of the
White Rimmed
Hyslop Bicycles
And why ynii tdionM rc!  yi.-ir Wliei-ln
npftirod nt
City Market
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
I'. 0, llox M7 Telephone 7-8
JOS. M. BROWN, Watchmaker.
nf wat"'!,™ Demagnetized shwuUm
By SPKOIAL UA0U1NBBY on the I'remliH,
Kliie unit Complioatod Watobos anil Clnckii
Carefully Cleaned and Ucpaired
Bine OTOIiOM ktkh s. tw Dlayolet, ln stock.
Coax mi CuuitoH ami t'ii\i-F.i. Stkkktb.
\<K* Pnv   .-.     (OmampaoneOidbb
.\mv mi     .       ij BoDA W4m
Jnnnian/ifl'a  J Qibobb Alb
iawrences (SAnHM'Au.i..,A
Maniifar-tiirornfTempernnoo I'rlnk-.svrapR.A-e.
llellvereiHree tn nil  pOTtl nl  ell V mill vicinity.
l&- I nil iittcnlliili I'lil.l It. >.|il|i|ilni;iinlim.
Ti'lil.lioni'ii.l. P.O.Box79, Sanaiho.


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