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A very large stock of
Field See
cussed—Millions, Etc.
Seed Potatoes,     Seed Oats,     Cabbage Plants.
Everything guaranteed Fresh and Reliable
. and prices away down.
3 a... snow receiving regular shipments of
Every week a small supply of tho Famous 'Delta
Creamery Creamery Butter, undoubfe lly the
best butter corning to this market.
All other lines I am parrying 1 guarantee quality to be the best,
and prices the lowest in tbe city.
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III'U      f Pl'iQf iTf'Pil1 rrom the select con*n--ttee "■•  t*1*3 After recess the house went, into
jUlTlL     Ij!jU||jIj.I I Lllb.  municipal act, submitting a bill for committee on the bill respecting the
introduction in the house.    Reporl incorporation m* literary societies. '.'I0   '•'"•ninion   Parliament has
[received; bill introduced and read Reported complete without amend- decided to die on April 25th.
Municipalities     Incorporation a first time. ments, read a third time and pass- "bio has  adopted  electrocution
Kill Reported Complete,            The report from the committee of ed. in lieu ol hanging as the death pen-
the whole on the  Rossland water- Hon, Mr.  Turner introduced  e ;111 \-.
works bill was adopted with amend- bill "to make further provision re- The United States will this year
A Urge Grist ami a Number of Bills ments. speoting the sinking funds existini appropriate $31,611,084  for naval
Advanced-Coal ii,\ mm In -.-           rhe Sandon water works bill was under lhe 'British Columbia loan purposes   of which $12779133 is
considered in committee, which rose act, 1877,'and the'British Colum- for new ships
and reported progress. bin loan act, 1887.'"    Read a firs! «•„ m "   i "  •   i.      n           ,u
Hon.   Mr. Turner   presented  a time. *    MatW.e Bowell says the
                       .           message from the Lieutenant-Gov-     The house went into committee S°™T*^Tvt^ZtVt
Hon. Mr, Turner presented a re-: er„or transmitting a bill to consul-1 on the bill authorising tbe shooUng '•ictm-i ?„„5■                        'UW
™Jffll;'S   ••■«   Payment   o   idate the claims and water rights of of wild horses (Mr. Adams).   Bill °   „ „,         ,
                                                                                       mend- Holmes, the murderer, has
'' " been offered by a New York neWB-
,(i|| paper $7,500 Bat for a truthful and
...   ' detailed story of his criminal career.
Hon. Col Baker introduced bills | on the message f,-.^ The Turkish government has ap-
to amend the 'Bureau of mines act    Governor transmitting the bill   re- the Britigh Columbia Southern rail- lulled to France and Russia to in-
and to amend the "Insane asylums speoting  the consolidation of the,           ,fh wrvene with the object of regulat-
-•V,18i!v-                  , ,           , i^CrTd dS"f S-?f^fC^- conLitte   of the8 who,, 1            ing affairs in Egypt which is^only
Mr. Forster moved for a return bpo Gold  Fields,   Lmited."   rhe was expklned that thebu J  ,' likely   to aggravate matters   and
showing lhe total cost oi the Board bill was* ad^a firs  time,                 , extcml» tfa   a *   arouse  a     iril   ,n  E    *and now
of Horticulture since its formation,      ih*.   Walkem   moved,   "Ihat   a ,-,, „.,i,,„„ ,-,i ,i      . *6 lar-kintr
together  with  all data connected committee  consisting   of   Messrs.   rnXZllH „   extetns,lon,?1      A   f       ,*        .
1 time for construction granted  tins      At a  meeting  of  representative
The bill was reported to citizensheld at Toronto on Tuesday
the house and read a first lime.       |resolutions were adopted pointing
turn  respecting   the   payment   o   idate the claims and water rights of of wild horses (Mr. Adams)
$10,000   to the representatives of i the Qariboo Oold Fields, Limited, reported   complete   with   an
lhe late   Frederick Adams, on ac- ments
count of the bonds for his contract                    THURSDAY. „ ''   «r     Turner
with the government.                          The house went into committee „,„«,'  *   *    f)   'r;   P,„„ _/
ii... nb.i   ,. .i • i i i.ni i.„ t ,i.„i:_    message from lhe Lieutenant-
I therewith.    Agreed to. IMutter,  Booth,   'Kennedy,  Forster ,„,...,.,
Mr. \\ illiams moved for urgenl  and the mover of ibis resolution be
I representations to be made to the appointed to inquire into the work-
Uomiiii'ii government  of  the im- ing of lhe aft of 1895, in respect to
Mr. Helmcken moved the second I nut in forcible terms  the  hou ti din
, ■       ,., reading of the investment and loan duty  of   brent   Britain   and   the
portance of establishing additional tne scanna ot logs in this prov nee, ,.,„:„,;'   i m    •■•• ■ ,,,     i-.;. i ... , .  c ■    , .i
. ,    ■    •   ,i :   , it-itii i„,„■,;,. n, .„„,i t ,. ,„,   . societies bill,    llus is to amend the United States to befriend the per-
iif.li haieiiencs in th s prnvi ice. witn power to send for persons and „..„.,,>.,» ,,, , . .„„„,  i a
Mr.   Keilie   moved'for   returns papers, take evidence  under  oath    2S M    Tt     " ■'"","      T   A™™>*^*     ,
showing  the school attendance in and report to   this   house."   Tlm   ,'' ''e    1,e ""'V, t0 ?" b7.Pnvat«     Mm. Davidson has been acquit,
: me districts of Westminster. Kara- mover explained thai although lhe ','"i a?    ,    "S J, ]?,, aU°" tetd ln Sa.n -^'-••cisco of the charge
l.u.ps, Onwichan, Vernon, Spal|um- session is so far advanced he thought   i°"'f 1 nl?i '°P«rm,t?Ithet™*M' of extorting $500 from the Rev. C.
cl.een anil  Kaslo, and the amount that a report could be presented be-    . ',,    l"T»,'ty   by   assignment  as ().  Brown, who was the only wit-
paid by the government per head; fore   prorogation.   He understood of [hese ac '"""'■ll,c obJectsl^ ■ ■    Mr. Hr-wn u-tilie,l ihat he
also showing the provincial revenue that the loggers of the  Mainland
and expendi me in tiie districts of had objected to their logs being
Vancouver, Westminster. Yale and scaled under this apt; and he. as-
West Kootenay.   Agreed to. serted thai the timber inspector in
mendments being to save paid the money not under fear of
itniii-ce sary costs.    Bill read a sec- exposure, but' to obtain   evidence
ond11',n»e- ; against, Mrs. Davidson.    The Court
Mr,  Kitchen moved the second then instructed the jurv to acquit
rhehbusealrain went into eon,- Vancouver district  had  ',,,1,1   the ^\    L°»d ?« mTL-lpal eJ,aU8eS Mr8' Davidson.
mittee on the bill to amend the as- loggers  that   by  using this scale    ',, ..„,, ;Cil" il M't'.',",Kl t1"'1"'.iin" (:"n"!    Hon. Mr. Dickey, Hon. Mr. Des-
sidered  ti eo.nnuUee. Having pass- j ja].(lins an(] gir fc M A   g   . fa
ed ntly-thrce sections the eomntil-
they would lose'thinv per eent: Hel^^^^j^^^lLP^IianlinB
Victoria Crescent
eoinl time, and eon
sessment act. IU'ey wouia lose tinnv per eent: lie  .,, ,•-.
Mr. Keilie protested against phi- denied thai such would be ihe ease, teei-ofe"anTre\rif'Url8 ••'"! .('",.1"1"lf! have been appointed commissioners
eingaiax on mines noi shipping, and instanced a case where on the .,„ i"'",,''" u*?°   ), l''',';'--"' ana to proceed to Winnipeg to negotiate
while cal mines are exempt other hand the difference had been the huuse -Wjomned at 10:o5 p. m. wiUl   the   (;,,,emvay   government.
Dr. Waikem said he believed that [thirty per cent, in favor of the log- Notiues of motion. 'i*|lev ]eft Ottawa for Winnipeg on
a heavier tax than the present on Be-'*'*-   He understood further that     Captain Irving—That a respect- Monday,   tt is understood that the
^\V[j the coal mines would have the ef-  there is one mill in  Victoria capa-  f"- address be   presented   to   His Manitoba government is willing to
LSsSsj. r__ --'^.". feet of closing some of those  now  ble of cutiina 35,000 feel   it  day, Honor tht Lieutenant-Governor re- pass legislation making the schools
       '-.   ■   operating,'the product from which  which has never made any returns questing thai lhe   Dominion  Gov- purely  secular,  but  they will not
JM^-o!.l:il ■.•(•rvfinail prolii in  eo:n-  l\fs';n,'''i,:i:.,t''!''ih'':-!\'ir:.i,ieiit. .\io-
.(■t^-v-.^'.Viyv-fc'i-iy'v^ti^^^ |n"i:ii.;i   with   coal   produced   by   tion it-jit-ed to.
* c) *:. ..,. ioivi':;; Ian, r. ...      ter moved for :i return country  under   the   governmental
Iter having passed several ---vr- "'" all correspondence between tht  conir,,l of th   province, so that life,
vcrnine I and any and all other | "nd property may be protected and
the revenue collect* d by the mosl
ErllPPP n I I Rt
---AN  EASY-—
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s^—r~— ' -' •   I  i
e   u a ti ni
en in, nt be     , i ee apprised of th • consent to withdraw the schools act
m      ity placing   the   Yukon of 1890.
I*.   A.
tions the committee ro; t and r, ported progress. persons, in connection wilh certain
Mr. Helmcken introduced a bill actions entered in the County court
to amend lhe "Investment and loan "'' Nanaimo against Messrs. Grant,      Mr. mime—For all correspond- the Presbyterian church will take charge
societies act."                                     Walker and MoKnight, justices of ence between the government  and of the song service,   ill welcome
the*peace in Comox, to recover cer-  the C. P. R., and the  .Nelson and bt. alhan's oinmen
tain penalties inclined  under the  Fort Shepherd railway,-re the la;-     i'ilm  Sunday,  March  29th, 1896.—
Snii'liiv, ut s :S0 ]•: in., the Young IVn-
eUective and least expensive means.    ,,..„ Sll(-.u.lv„r Christian  Kntleavor of
Mr. I,unit'
Mr.   Forster  moved  "That  this Dominion statutes   for  ne lecting ter road's entrance into  the town Holy Communion at 8 a. m.; Morning
muse ask the Minister of Eduoa- to make certain r turns , f convic- hmitsof ..,. , ti; also re town lots ^'V'"-''!! « aSTm"\\i»u\
it n to so arrange  the  curriculum tions, as providi I by the Dominion granted to the C. P. R. in Nelson. Prayer al 7 p. m. ' Monday,' Tuesday
'•   he rural scliools as to give prae- code.    Motion agreed to. -      -..*•-•-     ■ ami Thursday- Morning Praverat 9:80;
ical   inslrut   on   in   itgrictiliural      Mr. Sword asked: Is it the inl Provincial Estimates. Kvenin-r Prayer at Iip.m. Wednesday:
I  fa^s and principles."  Agreed to tion of tbe government to intr tce ThePrmineial estimates are of more J^ia^Jr^VA^diiltom
-p'     l'ie asst    I. cni  tun  was consul- legi latum   this  session to  amend  thi rdinary interest  in view of the at 8:80p. m.; Evening Prayer with ad-
^ ered in   conlunttee   and   reported the "Land act" so as to enable the manv elmnges they present, im-litding a dress at 8 u. m. UoodFrlday: Morning
-.  ci inplete with amendments. governmenl   to col] ,■:   royalty   on general reduction of salaries of Govern- P»yer and sermon at 11a.m. j Evening
WJLJ-iJLj   IJcijjiIj   £UU !
, . Prayer and sermon (by Canon Paddon)
He or for fuel for ment employes,   riie total revenue an- at7:80.       Guo. W. Tattlob, Rector.
tieiputed, apart from the Imlan if the baptist chubob
loan mi hand, is 1,1.108.789. while the     Services at 11a. m.hii.I: p. ii. Sunda
propused expenditure will total «J1,872,- aelipol and pastor's Bible class at 2:80
No. li) Commercial Street.
Strictly Cash. ^^
ne  house went into committee cordwood cut for
ou the bill "relating to gold  and smelters,  concentrators,   or   other
j- other minortils excepting c al." works?
f     A section was approved, having Hon. Mr. Turner—Y
| for ils olivet the prevention of claim Mr. Helmcken moved the second 1078. The new mining tax Is expected to ''■ *■•    Midweek meeting, Wednesday,
^ jumpir-g.   The greater part of the reading of the distress bill, to cor- vield»7M00.   The timber royalties al- J,131'1;-"***;1'seats free; all are Invited.
^  bill was adopted and the commit- reel what appeared to be ii verbal though th rears have all been paid up,   ,''v,'' A-,""""M' pastor, 109 Farquar
| "<; ton and reported progress error in the act of lasl session; and Kffi'^tLi^tS' nlllt    The Baptist Sunday school will hold a
-     On motion of .Hon.-Col   Baker, to limit the landlords' lien  upon i^^^^J^^SSm^I "lKsi''": ,r>; Se7ieeu6n ,s""'!i,>' "l 2:80
the.following bi-lla were read a sec- goods held by   tenants on  a   hire sum which was not realised.   This vear p,i,mi     .      •'h",'':'l,-.wiK'" a" address
nnd  time: To   amend   the   placer agreement, to one month's rent in- the estimated revenue under this head is "'","' *;',?, onmi?.,gn ••.I,f.*;,lis- ,AU
sjr1* rv !"n ,lm:'oau vf ,,iiim's *h • -f ";'w- e Mnt!«, l^zx^ ^;1 - -^ Saks
b. 1 and the bill to amend lhe act Mr. William, spoke againsl the ^S!|"-ne^n,I^"CiXthe fob             p«es„vtkhun church.
«v%, ■%^^^^^%^%^^^^'%%^«v(fc^*«v^*tt"^,v^^^'*a^'<i^^v^-ii**f.^^
relating to insane asyhmis. |,i|]  and   Hon,   M
Dr. walkem declared the latter favor, and it na.-
P  bili I'oiitained provisions giving to time.
<P lhe superinieiideni   powers  which      Mr,   K
liberts  in   its  lywing ilenis of local interesl:
read   a   seeotnl■Xetil, Naiiaiino	
11 'iinlii'iini Belinol house
moved   lhe   second I
mill Nanaimo
Morning service at 11 o'clock; Bible
$7,000 class and Sabbath school at 2:80 p.m.;
4001 evening serv'u-e at 7.    The pastor will
9,000  preach at both sen-lues. All welcome, S.
I'    c , 	
**——-—-__—^_— *
As the New Spring Season   r\      vr   ,
is now upon us "^   -^ *'*>
to come and inspect our stock of
Ladies71 Ciiren's
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.
1,600 BPIBI 11 AI.1SM,
;|":l     Nanaimo Spiritualists Association will
:;"1 i i in S Irltuallsts'I tU, Odd-Fellows'
l"."''" building, Sunday afternoon, Mar. 23, at
8,000 8o'elot:k,  Ladies'Aid meets at 2 p. tt,
8|W0     fiiviestor hers only every Sunday
oiHi pveninii at 7:80.
•1,0001    Promlswuous circle v\
7;S0p. m.   All nre wele
ry Thursday at
Ensign I'itxpatrick of Victoria enme
up yesterday to take charge of lhe Army
work in this uislri'l.   Lieut, Zielinrlh of
Crescent Stori
Nanaimo, B. C.
: I,:  ...   I, .nf,,,.,-,,,!     .,  i,,,i. i ' I Bridge over the Xanubrio river at C. Stewart, pastor pro tern.
.-nouin not   ne conierreci  on mm, reading of the bill for the incorpor-l   Caiivon
and he was opposed to the provis- alion  of telephone  and  telegraph Addition to Ha'rowood'gohooi
ion made for the granting of aulli- companies in Wesl Koolenay,    He Sdmol at East Cedar   	
ority to establish private asylums, explained .that in the mining coun* {,:""'s    V'c   	
which in committee he would move try ii is often a  necessily  to  have AihernlTrunk roaT*  	
be stricken out. telephone connection with the mines | Nanaimo lire department ' .
lhe report from committee of the without  tho delay  occasioned   by NatiuUiio Uuspltul	
whole on the Columbia & Western coming to the liouse for an aol of •*•*■
railway company bill was adopted incorporation in each case. Death of Mrs, Then. Davie.
with amendments. The Speaker questioned whether     '•'l*- Davie, wlfeof theChiel Justice,
The Consolidated  Railway  and it is in order for n private member died in Victoria al  10 o'clock Saturday
Light Company bill was considered to introduce this bill, whioh appear- ni-1"-  The blow was as sudden as sym- Si  . , .
in committee, which  rose and re- ed to deal  with  crown  lauds, for I pathy was universal.   She was only in °oupieof weeks. *
purled progress. which the assent of the-crown would I "o'ue :;ii hours.  On Saturday morning I  •-*«-	
Hon, Mr. Eberts introduced bills be necessary,    He would, however, soseriousdid her illness become thai an        Return of Bishop Lcmmciis.
"To  further  amend   Ihe  Supreme allow the discussion   to  go  on   at operation was decided upon at the Royal     After an absenci of live months in
court act," and "To make further present. Jubilee Hospital.   Notwithstanding the Mexico, Right Rev, Bishop Lemmens
provision respecting the drainage,      Hon, Mr, Eberts, In view of the best medical skill in tho capital waa in returned to Victoria Sunday in excellent
dyking and irrigation of lands.'' point raised by the Speaker, moved attendance and the most careful nursing health, well pleased with what he had
ihe  adjournment
WEDNESDAY. which was as
'l-t      n  i        i -       ,    ,.,    . ., ,ri      i   . , .     . i "i-'iiiioiiro.     .-,u' hii*,  ou'v .._  vein's   in ' * —
i ne i.oiuniina ii  Western  rail-      Lhe benevolent societies bill (Mr. age and had grown up al the capital, crowning of the miraculous picture of
way company bill was read a third   Macpherson) was read a third time Where slu' "lls l"v<''1 iiv " 'ar8e ('ilvl*' "' " Slestra Senora dc Guadalupe" took
1 ' md passed. friends aad acquaintances for her many his lordship to the city of Mexico, where
•' he and  the Coadjutor Archbishop of
Quobet! represented the Roman Oatholio
I'atlier Voil.e, 1'lnitn'ellor of the diocese clergy  of Canada, there being also a
of Snn Kranelsco, who lias gained fame numherof Dnlted States bishops among
both iih nn orator and controversialist, the other dlgnluries,   The story nf the
The latter, with Mrs. Yorke, the mother picture is nu Interesting one, and the
uy inc npeatter, movea   nu-Jinmm-B»"« win moot eareiiu nursing  nennii, wi-n  pleased wiin what lie Iiml
tueiil   of   tin-   debate,,'"'•",'""''" |*P0» h.*-*;1 Bhe gradually sank seen and heard In the southern reinih-
i . and passed pcai-efuiiy away at   ne hour ,■      ,■■,.•.   i I*.,
i ccd to. .nieiiiioneil.    She was onfy a* years of Illl;'   ^'Invitation to be present-at the
time and passed.
Mr .Eunter presented a reporl The house wen. into committee j^ J^in v'Xria8SmJ* Re?'
from inc private lulls committee in on the municipalities incorporation
favor of allowing the presentation bill, whl '
en was reported complete
of petitions for private hills for the wilh,mi an amendment,
consolidation of Lightning Creek The house went into committee
and Antler Creek mining leases, on the municipal elections and eleo-
Report received and petitions pre- tors bill, (ii,,- of the few changes
sen ted. made in ibis excludes Japanese as
The Consolidated Railway Com-  well as Chinese and  Indians from
pany bill was considered  In com- the right to vote.   The committee
mittee, which adopted the greater rose and reported progress, having
part of the bill and rose and report- adopted all the sections.
ml progress. || being six o'clock the  Speaker
Mr. Kitchen presented a reporl left the chair.
of deceased, were Biunmonoil from San ! 1 it-^li. ,i> says ho saw proofs enough to eon-
Francisco, arriving at Victoria in time vhieo him that, it wns no legend, but a
to attend the funeral, which took place historic fact.    Ik- fojind the Mexican
nn  rhursday from St, Andrews (R. C.) peoplo far different flf>m  the ignorant,
i-hun-h. where requiem muss was sung, Illiterate creatures tljcyare commonly
i with Bishop I i lumens ns celebrant, ri represented to be,   Tperuare numerous
sisted    ,   Bis    n   Lutein  nnd ml the si-hnols, many of them free, and one of
prlestsnf tin i-cso,   The nail-bearers the charltablt! hislltii|liins ts a school for
were-   I'reini,    Turner,  Altornev-Uen* the deaf, dumb and blind In the City of
end K.]„.iis, .In   ires MnCrelght, Drake Muxleo.
mul Wnlkeni, Mayor lieavon and W. C. "**T
Ward, it iinys to it'ioI our advertisements. When i» h< rso ;.- quizes the habit ol cribbing, Its market valne and endurance are
somewhat reduced There aro, however
a few exceptions- to this, pome of tiie
most persistent cri hirers being noted for
their free driving and staying power aa
roadsters, The habit of cribbing is
clearly attributable to domestication, as
It is said to be unknown anions; Un wild
horses on the plains, Tho i nnse it usually
attributed to indigestion and tiie im-
pui'«>uir of t; tablet- While this may be
the leading rouse in many eases, 1; is not
in all, iti- colts at pasture o:ter< onme Into
wlntei quarter* inveterate eribbers.
While vuost veterlnarin/.f have given tin
Hiibjoot considornbli study, uo spei fie
has ye: been discovered U>? this trouble.
Many suggestion! a- to fuud, time of
feeding, watt ring, vent Hal ion, wearing
certain k.ndH of bits and other apptian is
aro otTi red, i ut they usually prove oi but
little value.
When cribbing, the animal grasps t-be
idfi of post rail, fence, manger or any
object within reach thai can be admitted
i ■
^v   i
between the Jaws; hence, if these object*
be removed it ih plain that ihe act of
cribbing cannot take place, and as a
partial preventive while in the stable a
•lightly concave manger Ie erected, being
for a fourteen hand horse three feet from
tho flour. It*, general position le shown
in the sketch by L. I). Snook, li ic as
loiig as tbo manger is wide and nol less
than b% fe*i- wide. Tin- center Is <.e-
l'H<KRitC six Inohes A: a. on both shies of
tin- stall, Is secured it chain or strap with
b snap In one end which is snapped Into
each side of the halter. While the horse has
tree use of his jaws and»an eat freely any
food placed within n certain radius, he is
so confined that he cannot reach the front
idde of the manger, and if the top of the
manger be covered with sheet iron, no
attempt will be made to grasp this R*i
nurfnoe. l*be contrivance may be hinged
to tho front of the stall and fold up out of
thi- way at night oi when not- In use If
in*!) bo :t can be placed directly above
ono oi tiie ommon mangers. Of course
tlii horse should have more freedom at
aiuj t« i
-t r*
1 ;.*
In most meadows and pasture fields are
patches of greater or less extent that an
not nearly ..h productive ■'.- the remainder
of the fluid, though the entire surface is
onlformnMy seeded, These unproductive
places are usually knolls or hillsides, from
whioh tho fertility of the soil has beer.
exhausted by washing orcropplug. Dnr-
Ing nutuinn they can easily be locatou
and brought la- k to a Plate of fertility
First apply a good seeding of timothy, or
other grasf pew am: vhon cover the en-
tiro Burlaw hall an inch or more deep
with well rotted barnyard manure, ur u
heavy how ing ol commercial fertilizer,
passing over t-ho spots sevei*al times with
a spring tooth or other harrow, 'i'he
»*»Tiy fall rain will cause the seeds to germinate, and the wh< le surface should
present * healthy preen appearance before
the winter Belt ln frequently ii field thai
bar- been Into fs?nf>s for many years is well
net with moss.. ;r» which case scatter good
over the surface, apply some rich manure,
nnd harrow i.ntii the surface looks ragged thus luying the foundation for in-
nreused growth of herbage, and all at
small expense, without replowing the
fifth. rhust bare spots are not at ail
pleasant to look at, and do not speak
well for tne farmer.
lit|-n Was t« C'unslriirl r.'oultrj re art,
Poultry netting > now so cheap that ii
iit.f oome to eupeisedi all other hinds ol
poultry fencing. Where yards aro con-
Hti-aotei. side by side it ip well to lave a
Mtiiph ol feet of boarding nt the bottom,
oHitf-cw. .< if • ii kf are to run in i he yards.
Tin common plan La to drive posts,   nail
«->. tbl boards at the bottom anu a rati at
the lop The remit if that the hens see
oxactly whore »he top of tho fence is and
^m thus give trouble by flying eve;- it.
if the rail mt, j lacod a foot below tho top,
as Known in thi sketch, this trouble wi:i
be obviated ae the hem will be greatly
deceived as to the position of the top—a
bed not having the most remarkable of
discriminating powers. The rail inthe
position shown will properly brace the
feme  and rive all needful rigidity to   it.
Cat* of M»cHitnmiuitt1>l.on1 Rami*.
Improved roads are becoming so common In various parts of our country, that
tin following instructions, Issued hy the
road ii»i rovemenx Association, of London, ICnglnnd, for .he guidance of their
roadmen, will he of great service to all
who hftvi to do with this ciass of roads;
fnr one thing is sure, n Telford or Macadam road needs the best of care to be in
pood condition* and unless this oavo is
given them they soon get out of order,
and the work tf repairing them Is expensive.
13. Never allow a hollow, a rut or a
pndflTe to remain on a road, but lill It up
ut onoe with ohipi from the road heap.
i.. Always use chips for patching and
for    All   repairs    during   the     summer
It, Never put fresh stones on the reed,
if by nrot-K picking and a thorough use of
tin rake tbe surface can be made, smooth
and kept at the  proper  strength and see-
•L Keiueuiter that the rake is the met!
DSOfnl tpol in roar collection, an:] It
should be kept close at hand the whole
rear round.
;-. Do not spread large patches of stone
over   ihe   whole width of the road, but
Doat the middle or horse track  li: f-T  and
v hon   this   has worn ln, con. each of rhe
in turn.
In moderately dry weather and on
roads always- pick up the old surfaoo
ridges six inches apart, nnd remove
arge and projecting stones before
applying a new coating.
V. Never spread stones more t*han one
Etono doen, but add a second layer when
the  nrst  lias  worn In. If one oeat be not
8. Never shoot Btones on the road and
crack them where they lie. or a smooth
surfaoi will u ont ol the question.
Never put a stone upon'.he road
for repairing purposes that will not freely
pass in every direction through a two-inch
ring, and remember that still smaller
-'ones should boused for patching and
for all slight repairs
10. Uncollect that hard stones should
be broken to finer gauge than soft but
that the two inch gauge is tiie largest
that should be u*od under any circumstances where no steam roller Is em-
11 Never bo without youi ring can go;
ri member Macadam'.- advi e that any
Btone you cannot easily put in your
mouth should be broken smaller.
12 Cso chips 11 possible for binding
newly luidstones together, andremember
that lojul sweepings, horse droppings, sod?
or grass and other rubbish wheu used for
this purpose will ruin the best road t\t-
13. Remember that water-worn or
ri umied stouesshould never be used upon
stoop gradients, or they will fail to bind
Is Never allow dust or mud to lie o?:
the surface oi the toads, for either of
these will double the cost of maintenance,
While all of the above rules are Important and embraoe tbe principles of good
road administration in a small space.
especial force should bo attached to rules
*4and .'. as upon the observanceu£ these
twi* rules depends in a grant measure the
usefulness of nil Macadam and Tol ford
roads. Yet how freqnont ly do wo see
the hes* of roads made offensive by the
neglect of these simple principles. Iii too
many instances the surface is allowed to
become foul with horse voldings and an
accumulation ol dirt and dust, are seldom'
soraped or cleaned, and being constantly sprinkled, the surface, which should be
hard and clean, becomes foul with a
sticky, nasty mud two or three inches
at there is a
A very simple and effective drill,
which will cost-a mere tritic can bo made
at- home. Many of those who would ViY<.t'
such a drill have a Planet Jr. or Fire-fly
single wheel hce, and those who have not
should hare, «s they are a great .help
about ;- iavrn and cost .-n little. The drill
to be described can be used as an attachment to one of these hoes, and with them
t bo ■ overing and planting car: be done at
tn* passage.    The plans  and dimensions
!'iif  Which Finally Ended In
tii«* Eel's K&capft.
"Did   yon   ever   know th
deadly   antipathy   between
water snake and an oelr" asked the fisherman.    '.'Well,   I   never knew it until an
experience 1 had in witnessing a iight between  the  two.    Personally,   I have the
greatest dread of eels.    I'm   mure afraid
; of   them   than 1 am of a snake, and you
! can imagine my chagrin when I.  happen*
j ed to hook one on one of my  fishing  oz
; pedltlons.    !  was afraid to touch it  and
all   I could <;o was to let it dangle in   'he
t air.    1 could not get it off my  hock  and
| 3 was meditating what to  do when alto-
! gethor unnoticed I allowed  the sltmp oh-
jaet to drop into the water.   Inn moment
1 sew a big water snake make n dive  for
| It. A'the first plunge it caught the nook
I uf the eel squarely belween its teeth, and
j I could see it sink its ugly fangs into the
j eel's flesh.    1 waited anxiously to seo tha
developments,    With its grim  hold   still
; on ti " eel's neck, the snake,  quick  as It-
j takes to tell it, wracped its sinuous body
' aro tnd its antagonist's neck in an effort
■ tn   ri uee.c i; io death.    The body of  the
u . was too sleek|however,nnd tho snake's
! coils, despltn all It could do,   would  slip
' down   Into the water.    Time   and time
| again   ir   tried  to squeeze tbo life out of
[ its antagonist, never  for an  instant ro«
' leasing its hold on tho eel's neck, but the
, body of the latter was too sleek for it- and
y time it would slip down.    Finally
hook   broke and the col made  good
-.'.ipe."—Indianapolis Sentinel.
, eve
| tiie
given below are for the attachment, bint-
it can be made separate by simply bolting
i n a pair of handles by mean*: of a rente.'
bolt Ihe wheel on the Planet .ir. and
Fin fiy hoe- is ten inches In diameter.
and ihe run is r.. indies wide.
:• two wheels 10 inches in diameter,
from •• thin firm board (nol over j inch
thick . and bore a hole ihb si/e of the
bolt The wheel on your hoo turns- on, exactly in the center of caoh wheel. Cut a
piece (•' tin (a) 34 Inches long and ■. of
an inch wide, Marl; a line exactly in
the middle of this strip of tin from end
to end Commencing a half inch from
•he end, make cross marks evory Inch,
•he full length of the strip. Ont a hole in
the tin a half inch square at the 1st, nth
,inti '."th cross lines, as shown in cut (ah
Cut boles -\i-inch sqtiitro in the same
position at the &th. 13th and 3vst cross
linea Cut >*-inch holes m the 3rd, 'rh.
11th, 15th, 1 t't-h and 23rd lines, nnd ^■
inch holes at all the other linos. Make
tho edge oi ihe hole- smooth and even.
K.v.h eight inches of y-ur strip will
appear as b, Havo a tinner make the
strip into a band, j-.;«-t letting the ends
me*-! and fastening it- by soldering a piece
on the inside, being careful no; to Interfere with any of the holes,
Cot another piece of Un a trifle narrower than the first and 2b j Inched long.
Torn up with a clear squane turn, three-
fourths of an inch nf each end of this
strip. Draw n cross line &*inch from
the T;:ri- on the strip, and cut a half-inch
hole, as shown in the other strip. Drill
a hole through each of the turned up
• rids, and then draw your strip around
tbe ontslde of your hand nnd put a sot
screw in the ends. Tighten It over the
inside band so the half-inch hole comes
over one of the half Inch boles lu tho
band squarely and. evenly. Marl: on the
outside band through tht Inside band the
Other two half-inch holes. Now turn
yonr inside band on the Ins'de band far
enough toward the side the cross lines are
from the holes to make the hole through
both bands Viiich square. Mark the
Three-eighth hole*, und turn until the hole
through both ts -.,, inch sqnure Mark
the one-fourth inch holes, and turn until
the hole is l^ inch square. Mark those and
remove the bond. Cat out these holes and
make them smooth and nice
Plnct the tirst band between the two
wheels and put three bolts through both
wheels about an imh inside the band, and
draw tightly, but not enough tooause the
tin t,o out into the wood. Put the outside band around the inside band as you
bad it when you marked it. and your
wheel Is done. Adjust tiie bolt from your
wheel hoe so it will work in this, put it
on In place of the regular wheel) and
your driii is ready for work. If you wish
you can make a hole in the side of tho
wheel to iiil it. or you can put the seed in
through the holes. This drill is easily adjusted to different-sized seed by simply
moving the outside, one. Vou can shut off
the flnest seed by moving it far   enough.
Those who prefer IiavlBR a band ftc
each kind of seed Instead of tho adjustable double band, can get a single band
of tin mado for each kind, and drill holes
the size and distance apart required,
Hound holes drop tho seed better and the
bands are inexpensive. A little experimenting will tell you what sized holes
youwili need and the distance apart.
Hemeiriber that holes an Inch apart in the
r.in will drop seeds an inch and a quarter
apart. Try one of these home-made devices, and you will never drop peas, beots,
or any sueh seed by hand again.—-American Agriculturist.
>t uirefc i;i Sfurway.
During ti'1 last two or three year's
wolves ImveAvithoui doubt increased con*
•*;•:< I'ably in Xorway.   Not only have they
i mmilted a got d deal of damage among
domestic animals, but lu some cases tin
elk j ave been --o persecuted by them as to
be obliged to take refuge among the.
haunts of men. Last winter, in .-'elbo
district, near Trondhjom, the remains of
several elk were found In the forest, while
the tracksof the bloodthirsty brutes showed plentifully iu the snow all around,
wl tie many mere of the big deer must: undoubtedly have fallen victims to theii-
rnveuous appetites. Two men driving In
a sleigh "ith sleepers for the railway
came ftcross a big elk in sore plight; three
of the pnclt which bad attacked him lay
around dead or dying, pierced with bin
great antlers, while he himself could barely stand. Needless to say, the worthy
peasant* made the most of tho occasion;
they killed tbe unhappy bull, and they
claimed aud received the Government reward for each of the wolves.
Only, however, whon they are iu droves
will wolves attack the larger animals, At
first thoy try to stalk their intended victim, and then, springing upon him with
Unu, bounds, they endeavor to pull il
down} failing in this thoy proceed to hunt.
It in the most methodical manner, two or
three following the quarry closely, tho
others endeavoring to cut ofT its retreat by
lying in wait and bounding to its throat.
Iii'-pAug and summer wolves are rarely
seen, as they keep for the most part to the
solitude of the woodland-, but in severe
cold and stormy wcathei 'hey collect together In packs and descend to tbe moro
open and inhabited ;...* ks < i the couutry.
While herding bis reindeer during the
long winter of the far North, the Laplander must be on his guard against the
marauding wolves. Frequently for weeks
together there is no sign ol the common
enemy ; then, without warning, the cry of
the watcher rings out over the snow.
"Thewolves are afoot!'' And, however
blinding the snow, however dark -the
night, all the inhabitants oi tho little
camp rush forth to defend the animals
which to them represent wealth, clothing,
foed, existence itself. In such a melee
the small, wiry dogs, of which the Laps
always keep a number, perform an im
portent part, barking aud snapping at
their opponents ir. the most plucky way,
and distracting their attt ntion generally
until the i rrival oi their owner-- upi n the
scene- Pall Mall Uazette.
Hohb,i'« ( foiJiMi-it uui--'l in t ui.
Tl < cat is a sina I animal with four legs
nnd along tall. The cat is covered with
cat fur. In the night cats roost on thu
back fence. They roosi lengthways of it,
instead of crossways, like a bird or hen.
When the cat wants to say anything it
utters a yowl. Xo other animal vow!--,
except a baby, ami its yowl is different,
Mostly cats make tin r remark* n the
night. The baby .s not different from the
cat In this resj ect.
Cats have nine lives but after *he ha«
lost out of them she *--. p oil for much
exccpl n rat skin. 1' I was a cat I would
not be alraid of dogs.
Cuts' eyes; shine In the dark. Once 1
was .up in our garret, and saw a cat'- ejfts
shining. 1 come down and went to talking to ma about things. She said she
though: 1 went, up into the garret tu stay
awhile.   1 said "No, I stayed a*- long as!
Intended to."
The cat  bo*
i *at> '-a"- rats.
A nn Tipathy for rats.
r-te- differ. The Chin*
#■■*■•» niaki porcelain cats with yellow gloss
and put a candle inside. When tbe rats
see it they go away on the <U-,.d run. Of
course there is no danger. I Jorge; what
1 went up into the garret for that tune.
The middle of ears' eyes gets big in the
dark and small In the light. Girls like
cats, 4 cat goes *i a tree frontwards and
comes down backwards. They go upbfr
. ause i hey see a clog, and come down when
the dog Isn't looking. The more dogs n
• .j sees the bigger her tallgctu The cats
In the Isle of Man don't have any tails, **o
they are not afraid oi dogs.
Once wo bad a cat whose eyes got so big
In the dark that yon would have beeu
afraid if you hadn't known what II was.
Thb was the same cat I saw En tbe garret,
But, pshaw ] I Knew what it was rigid
away, ;i- -non as 1 uot down !
That's all anybody knows about cats.
PortHhle Electric I tuhi Plant for Ship Use.
A \>'.ry useful aud compact portable
electric Hghi plant has beeu designed for
ship use. The engine and dynamo are
mounted on separate frames provided with
wheels, so that the plant can «,! any moment be run into posli Ion on board, where
.: can bo bolted to form a complete bed.
Jn addition to the necessary terminals mid
connections for the cables to the projector
and distribution boxes, which can bo
placed upon flats alongside a steamer, the
plant Is equipped with cargo shades.
These shades, each of which is fitted with
five sixteen candle-power lamps, aroused
In the embarking and disembarking of
cargo, which can be carried on uninterruptedly through the night. The projector, which is used for navigating rivers,
has a mirror 80 Inches in diameter, and Is
provided with a hand lamp and dispersion
lens to give a flat beam. It can be instantly run up to the bows of the ship
when "wanted. The plant, which i* light
as well as portable, is provided with a
tarpaulin cover, so that In bad weather it
can be covered up. It it designed lo run
for long periods without attention.
That "nothing succeeds like success"
is a, statement that is fully applicable to
the severe shortening in process ol both
■ roots and tops, which the most progressive of our modern orohnrdists are now
adopting. H. M. Stringfollow, near
Galveston, U the pioneer in heralding the
advent of this new moth. d. The successful result of the system BS demonstrated
by Mr. ■■■ H. Halo, near Fort Valley,
Qa . In planting his great 100, ft 00-pen entree orchard, Is a new revelation In hor
tloultnre, It is an entire reversal of the
old-time idea that tho more roots a tree
has when reset, the better.
The old idea of tho very best method of
transplanting, Is that of taking up a tree
With its roots entire. The now idea is
exactly the reverse. Thu new would have
to give war to the i id did not recent i x-
porlencc prove ihat the new way is the
The benefit of frequent transplanting in
tho nursery is unquestionable,  resulting,
ti:k V'l.r
as. it does, lu thi rapid multiplication ol
tine fibrous roots. If a tree in the wood-**
that is to be re-set in the open lawn, is
taken up the previous year, closely trim*
modi root-pruned and is planted, and left
to grow another year, it will throw out
numerous small roots, so that it can be
set in the open lawn with the assurance
that it will thrive and grow, when it
would otherwise be very likely to die or
make a very feeble growth.
Mr. Strlngfellow's method of pruning
is this: Hold tree, top down, and cut
buck to about one inch, This out will
face down whin tree is set. Leavo only
from one to three feet of top, Let all shoots
grow, when one foot in length, rub oH all
that are not needed for asymmetrical
top. Mr. Stringfollow suggests that the
state eiperimc.i Math nt- take up and
tost the matter. Plant some with mire
stubs of roots, from one-half Inch to b,
10, 15, and 20 Inch lengths, to be taken
up and examined ea h year, so as to
demonstrate the fact that "beyond the
length of two or three Inches the quan-
ty and size of the new roots are invariably in an inverse ratio to the amount of
old root* left on. The longer the old
roots are the weaken will be the new
ones,"—'. \V,| Atlanta, '>a.
A tteautlfnl K« w lto«».
Mrs.Plerpont Morgan, presented in the
accompanying engraving, is perhaps the
most distinct roseof modern Introduction,
rhe tact that it Is of American origin is
worthy of special note, as hitherto almost all of the best-known varieties of
this- "Queen ot (lowers" have been < I
Frenob origin, with more recently n few
raised by careful hybrid'.;.ing In the
nurseries of one or two Knglish growers.
The* rose, like the chrysanthemum and
other much-cultivated flowers, has a
strong tendency to "sport'*; that is to
say. it Is likely, for some unknown cause,
to develop in one special bud some feature
which has never before been seen in the
variety. It may he n new form of growth
in sonit* special part, or perhaps, and
most commonly, a distinct coloring. It
Is to such a sport that wc owe the possession of the Mrs. Plerpont Morgan rose-.
The parent, of this variety i- the well'
known and deservedly popular Madame
Cusln, and its relationship i* patent to
anyone acquainted with both, but tbe
new come) differs in several respects, its
color, u dear bright cerise with a trace of
pale yellow at the base of   each   petal,   is
mire decided and heavier than that of
Madame Cusln; In general growth greater
vigor Is displayed) and the individual
bloom attains a else of from four to five
Inches across, on the average, with petals
of goon substance and well-scented.whiob
latte- cannot be said lur all recent in-
trbtluotlons, As will be seen in our
Illustration, the build of the bloom is
light ami graceful, the reflexlng of the
petals assisting much lo this effect, making it a valuable decorative rose. All
these   points,     together   with   the  goad
length of stem attainable, assist to place
thlsroieln the front  rank  of popular
sorts,nntl indeed it is already being largely grown for tbe out flower trade in Xew
York and elsewhere. Although quite
distinct from its parent, K i.s withal sujih-
wimt similar to that in its flnest condition, and In consequence, tbo nomenclature on the market Is not rigidly
fol lowed, and sometimes the one variety Is
substituted  for the other.    This  Variety
belongs to the tea-soonted section, and li
of easy cultivation by ordinary methods,
but of course Is not hardy out of doors in
the north any more than any other Toas.
H blooms freely, nnd last bul-not hast,
the color Is one that shows up well under
an artificial light. Mr. .John N. May,
whose fame ns a rosarian \p. well known.
Is to be credited with having Introduced
Mrs. IMerpont Morgan to the notice ol
the public, he having secured the novelty
by purchase from H. Miles, of Now Jer-
toy, in whose place the sport appeared, ou
I plant of Madame Cusln.
She  Probably  Envies   Her «;irl  Subjtoti
Their Unrestrained Freedom*
Arthur Warren contributes a very
"'•right, and Interesting article (illustrated on "The Little Queen of Holland,"
in February Ladies' Home Journal. He
presents this almost idolized girl sovereign in a graceful pen picture, tells of her
daily life, her studies, her diversions, her
toys, her pets, and of her patriotically-reciprocated love of her subjects. Mr. Warren has sweetly pictured her iu these
words: "She is a'bright-faced, blonde little 1 tussle who passed her fifteenth birthday on August 31st, 1890. She is rather
pretty and has a slender, graceful, young
figure, i havo seen her dressed in the
peasant costume of Zeelaud, and she looked for all the world like one of George
Boughton's dear, delightful Dutch maiden", except that her cheeks were not
ruddy. Mic has a very delicate, clear
complexion; her hair is pale brown, and
long and wavy; her eyes are hlltc and
there .- a delicious twinkle iu them which
suggests that the young girl has a. fair
sense •>: humor. Her Christian names are
W.ilhelmina Helena Paulina Maria * *
1 suppose that if NVilholmlna i were asked
b) some stuuuch democratic maiden of
bar own ago whether in the dignities of
queenv,hip there is much sal isfaotion for a
little girl she would answer 'Xo.' To be
sure, there would be some amusement to
I e got oul "i her position, but uot s i much
as .1 tin girl wen- the daughter of a rich
Dutch burgher, or of a farmer in that
wonderful country where the peasants aro
like walking jewelers' shops, and where
tie land flows with canal-and honey. For
cue thing, tiie playmates oi the child
Queen can be very few, and. as there is no
bevy of brothers and sisters iu the family,
the girl's Hie has so far been spent .-.most
entirely among persons much older than
herself. v * * There is a genuine affection for her throughout the country, and
With good reason, for she Is a ve.:y lovable
child. Tho swectue-,s ol her nature shines
ont through her lace. She ha1* T le most
winsome smile that you could wish to see.
She appreciates her position ; lioroughly,
that Is to say, as thoroughly as n girl of
tier years can appreciate such an exceptional condition as queenhood, nnd she is
amusingly particular about, the dignities
which encompass her. Kor all that she is
delightfully considerate of ucbers. Her
servants worship her. I Mitch children
adore her. ami overylto . who comes into
contact with her sMeciily becomes very
fond ol her.    *   *   *"
Black Surah silk with Flowing Front.
House gowns can bo made in vny
month of the year, as the style for tluwo
convenient adjuncts to a woman's wardrobe does not change nn markedly as in
gowns for street wear, Dressmakers, too,
tire nut as busy at this season as in the fall
and spring months, and for this reaaon
will often givo a, reduction from Shu
regular price for making a gown if it is
carried lo thom in their dull season.
Thero is nothing more dainty looking
than a pretty house gown made dressy ;:>y
the combination of silk, ribbon, velvet tr
loco with tho material, and it is often
possible to utilize parts of other gowns
that have become worn, for revere, cuffs,
sleeves,  full fronts and vests,
The foundation of most house gowna is
tho Princess shape, nnd over this *■!»
material may be fitted In the same shape
or allowed to hang loosely from it either
in the front or baok,
It is randy that n woman without some
experience In dressmaking will attempt
to ut such a gown, even if she is supplied
with an excellent pattern, us It Ih much
more difficult to manage when the skirt
and wain aro made separately.
t 'ashmero,camel's hair and soft woollen
materials are desirable for such a dress.
Some of iho lower priced silk-, figured
and in stripes, thai, may often be purchased at -. bargain,will matte up stylishly with laoe and ribbon garniture.
A pretty house gown for ono v-wo
fancies the Mother Hubbard effeot is
shown. It is made of soft, line cashmere
in a medium shade of old-blue. Uut tbo
lining of the entire gown of silk-finished
porcallne in Princess style. Over this
arrange tho cashmere at the back co fall
loo&o and flowing from   a  yoke, with a
Inr.totlofl •►! tin- Locomotive VTUUtle,
When locomotives were first built and
began to trundle their small loads up aud
down the newly and rudely constructed
railways of Eugland, the public roads
were, for the greater part, crossed at
grade, and ihe engine driver had noway
of giving warning of his approach except
by blowing a tin born. But this, as may
In- imagined, was far from being a sufficient warning. One day in the year 1833, so
runs a story of the origin of the locomotive Whistle, n farmer of Then.ion was
crossing the mil way track on ono of ihe
country roads with u great load ol egys
aud butter. Just as he came out 'upon
the track « train approached. The engine
man blew his tin horn lustily, but the farmer did nol bear it. Highly dozen oi eggs
aud fifty pounds of butter were smashed
Into an Indistinguishable, unpleasant
mass,and mingled with tbe kindling wood
to which the wagon was reduced. The
railway company had to pay the farmer
the value of his at) pounds ol butter, his
1HN eggs, his horse and his wagonl If was
regarded as « very serious matter, and
straightway a director ol the company
went to A tion ■■range, where George
Stephenson lived, to see if he could not
invent something that would give a warning more likely to be heard. Stephenson
went to work, and ihe next day had a
i ontrlvnnce, which, when attached to the
engine boiler and tho steam turned on,
gave out a shrill discordant sound. The
railway director, greatly delighted, ordered similar contrivances to be attached to
ail the locomotives, and from that day to
this the voice of -he locomotive whistle
hat nevt r been silent.—Cassit r's Magazine-
lion iir Knew,
A Frenchman of high social van',; whs
crossing the great desert of Sahara with a
common Arab guide, livery night the
guide Kneeled down Upon tho burning
saudsand prayed earnestly. Hay after
day passed; bul the guide, howi v< r weary
with the march, never failed to offer
thanksgiving and praise to God.
At last one day tho frenchman '-aid to
the guide, "Vou ate vtry faithful lu making your daily prayers: bnt how do you
know that there is any God to whom to
The guide looked at him In astonish"
ment-, but hi a moment answered, "How
tit 1 know thai a man, aud a camel, hes
passed here?" and he pointed to a human
footprint on the sand. "Kven so." be continued, pointing to where tie last rays of
the setting sun streamed In purple and
gold over the nestern sky. "that footprint
Is not thai of a men.'
There arc many s,o bli'i-J RS to -V.'V^0!!
the existence of God, In tiie very face of
Ills wonder ful work-. Happier far are
it .-e i mpis souls thai see In t vory aspect
of nature a manifestation of Hit love and
i at Frightened Itj n Parent*
When a parrot in a large OOge arrived
In a passenger's baggage at a small railroad station, the Cage was sit on the floor,
and there the bird remained for two hours
In dead Btlenoe. No amount of coaxing
could arouse its speech. Then a large,
sleek cat appeared on the -.rents and sat
down in front, of tne cage In a contemplative attitude, lie sat thus for fully
live minutes, and then concluded to Investigate further. He iioked Ills nose
against the bars, und just then Poll
uttered an unearthly screech, antl cried:
''Ha! Imi Come on buys!" The cat
sprang two feet in the air, ami with It.s
tail like a feather duster streaked out of
the station,while the parrot gave a hoarse
ohticklo, and then relapsed into its former state of grim silence.
Mice IItin a Spinning Wheel,
In a little shoemaker's shop in Third
avenue. New York, thero Is on exhibition
In tho window a ml unt nre thread -pi lining
machine rnn by two mice in a sort of
treadmill Apparatus, The proprietor of
the store, who Is an Ingenious German
of nn inventive turn of mind, planned
and Invented the machine himself, and,
as It was built on a small scale io lit a
-pace available, It could not. ho operated
by Steam power, so he conceived tbe idea
of training the mice and having thom do
thu work. The little register fastened on
one side of the machine shows (tint the
mice daily perform work equivalent to
traveling ten and a half miles.
match the woollen materia
nearly as possible.
The upper parts of tho sleeve are full
puffs of the cashmere, and tbe lower'parts
are made ot accordion plaited s-iik, to rft
the arm snugly.
The yoke is tif silk filled ;n with white
dotted nol laoe,and >-. deep frill of lace extends across tho top of each sleeve fri m
the front yoke to the batik.
Brown velvet ribbon outlines tho yofce,
and two long ends of the same, confined
with » rosette, fall from the left-hand
lower corner of the front yoke to Within
a few inches of the bottom of the skirt.
A dressy houso gown, shown by *h«
sketch, is of black surah silk made short,
with flowing fronts that fall away from
an under front of the sume.eonfined at the
waist by a black satin ribbon tied ir. *
bow with long ends, A marked feature
of the dress Is the trimming oi white line
Insertion- which is sewed tti rows across
the under-front at the bust.and also near
Che bottom of the sklrr.
A full collar of the silk, trimmed w:th
three rows of insertion, fails from the
neck, well over tbe l-aek and shoulders,
and is confined under the long plaits o:
the fronts, which are left loose and
The full sleeves are finished with a
deep flounce of the silk, which is edged
with two rows of tho lost rtlon. A snr.n
ribbon is laid In plaits over the plain collar and tied in a Inr^e bow at thi back
A pretty Jacket, to be worn with black
silk or satin skirts, in plan nf the liOUSS
dress, is of violet silk made With the ha k
shirred at the waist line to a fitted Hn
ing, the fronts opening over a loose under
vest of black silk covered with block
spnngled lace.
The rovers are turned back from the
from and trimmed on tho idge with a
frill of black lace. A similar frill edges
tho blaok silk ruffle at the bottom of the
sleeves. This stylo of jacket makes a
dressy homo costume, and Is recommended for those who have partially worn
skirts that are still too good   to   be cast
aside, ;
A l reily invalid or lounging rone
which can be easily slipped tn over th*
lugTiT-rlrfss is of warm pink and brown-
striped eidertilown flannel, lined with
brown silk and finished around all tha
edges with a thick brown silk cord,
ihe back is made loose,   and may
left In ibis way   or belted In io lit
figure by means   of the    straps   at
wiilsi line.
The  fronts  are  plain,  ami  partially
tilted   by   the   und. r-iirm    scam   to the
figure, while a wide shawl-collar turns
bnok  from  the throat and is continued
Inn graduated rever to the bottom of
the gov li.
The sleeves are in large coat shape.
wide at the wrist, and tan bt easily
drawn on over the night-dross, To
mothers and women In delicate health
such a gown is Invaluable.
A dressy sleeve for a house gown is of
ill Ik and woollen good- combined, the
under slcove being of silk, out in coat
-hope, the over sleeve of the woollen material gathered full at the top. parting
towards tho front of the outside of the
mil, and draped back from it to fall in
full folds in the elbow, leaving the entire
-ilk slcove exposed on tho outside of the
llrldnl Stationery
For ihe bride on her honeymoon there
has recently been designed a special
stationery put up in a white satin circular box. Within aro fifty sheets of rather
rough cream white paper, showing a
deep border In satin finish and prepared
for -tamping with one's newly acquired
Initial and the address of the house where
tho honeymoon in to be spent, iloth
onV6lopOS and paper are to be tied up
with a profusion Of white ribbons,
through the hows of which are thrust
an ivory pen handle, with goid point, a
tiny Ivory paper knlfo nnd two sticks of
perfumed white wax complete tht outfit.
Fonti un Horn Kesponsible for Avtueniau
■h Outrages 3>eooruted by tlto Insolent Ruler
•»■• want Hit Ttti'ius " Good Services,"
Wf    The   political   outlook in  tho Blast be
' oonisH   moro   critical   ami   complicated
_' overy   day,      Tha  Sultun   seems   to  bo
Ir defying tho powers in bestowing decora-
■' ttot.s for "good services," upon the Turkic lib offlolala who are hold responsible Cor
kMeant outrages lo Armenia, the   British
pileditorranonn fioot near the   Dardanelles
Yt»   being   strongly re-enforced,     Italian
I Warship*  are   snld   to be ready to assist
those of Great Britain   in an  emergenoy
and tbo division of the E?ronoh fleet which
cruises in  the Levant during tho winter
will start for those waters immediately,
m month earlier than usual,
Hivery Indication points to the fact that
■the affairs  of Turkey aro approaching a
I' crisis, and it Is il-tn ill cant that   only two
| solutions of the difficulty   aro discussed
lu   the   European   press—the entire dismemberment of Turkey or the deposition
i$ of the  Sultun.    Tha    Powers   are   now
showing that thoy will no longer he hoodwinked by tho Sultan's promisos,   which
I'   aru never iu tended to be kept,
1*      The   Hnal   stage of ho diplomatic pres
•are wis reachod whon Germany, Austria
and Italy, which bail hitherto stood aloof,
Joined tho  oth ir   powers in a menacing
■ote which   bad   just   been presented  to
f the Sultan,  The next step will undoubtedly be a conference of rho representatives
of tho great Powers, which  will discuss
nol merely the administration of Armenia)   but   tho fato of tho Turkish empire,
failed to obtain a satisfactory answer. It
is presumed, however, that they am
charged with having taken part in
soma conspiracy against 'hit Sultan.
It has transpired that the dismissal of
Kiamil Pasha   from   the past of Grand
Vizier was   due to tho Saltan  objecting
to   his   poltoy   of    conciliation   toward
Armenia.   Kiamil Pasha left tha Cabinet
council on Wednesday last before the conclusion of the moating,aud 'too presidency
was than assumed by IUM   Klfat,   Upon
arriving   at his homo, Kiamil Pasha was
taken   iii,  but   on   the    following   day,
i Thursday, ho whs ordered to Immediately
j take   up the   vilaship of Aleppo, and  n
j special steamer was prepared to  convey
i him   to  his   post   the   same   Jay.    The
j  Kiamil, however, refused to goon  board
i the steamer, declaring bo was too slok 11
travel.   Tbe oommandor of the stem nor
I then went to the uJC-Grnnd  Vizier's   resi-
! deuce and strongly urged him to go   on
board,  threatening   to   remove   him   by
force if ho did not do so.    Kiamil thereupon  sent messengers to the representatives of the powers tirid oth irwiso protested   so   strongly   that tho  Turkish jom-
munder   ol! the   steamer   was afraid  to
carry out his threat, and Kiamil kept to
his bed un i did not -tart for Aleppo,
Tho new Turkish I -ublnet is being
most adversely orltlolsed on all sldos
hero. It ta regarded as a retrograde body
of Ministers, and as likely to lead to the
most grave lousoqtionccs.
Members of the Diplomatic Corps
who were questioned regarding the
political situation expressed the .ipllof
that affairs had now readied a point
where nothing remained but to call a
conference of tho powers to decide upon
what wus to hu done to restore order m
tho Turkish Bhupiro.
It is understood that the British fleet
has been re-enf treed by a number of battleships, ami (bar ir, is in tended to bring
It up in point if strength to Mie fighting
pow '-' of m v oombination of fleets which
ti a st; d
St-ITAX or Tt RKE7.
Tiio powers aro in nomplijte unison, in I
this [aot is jrasiwil everywhere except :ic
tho Ylldlz Klosli, lor tho ,s,:lt:m. In .in-
pnlnthi- tha Hnlll Klfnt Cabinet, ooiu-
piiseii of pUppats .in.I roaotlonisCs, i-
.imply .- )urtiug  ruin.
At tho Lortl Mayor's banquet Premlor
Salisbury, tut-nliM to n discussion of tbe
Armenian question, nssortad that tbe
present Government had added nothlu**
to thu domands nt th i -!,n*,i powers mado
In May and wlllo|l wore aoo9ptod by tin,
Saltan- Those reforms, if carried out,
would mvo tlm Armenians ovi-ry safe-
(fiiard that rho nation could dusire.
' But will thoy he narriod ont?" Ii,-
asked. "It tin, Sultan has not, liimself do-
tariulned to «ivo thom justir,!. no eon-
■tltutlon, v/lilon can bo dovisud '--ill %'iv.,
them -his. I must confess that thu
now* from Constantinople Indicates that
tbo Sultan i-s not Inclined to carry out
| those reforms, More than this, I oan not
et.y ai. prosont, but In case the Sultan ro-
(tues we'may point out to him the face
that ill., powers lifty years aan iletornitii-
eel as j safeguard of the pence of Kuropa
that, tho Integrity of tbo Ottoman Empire
should ba preserved, and, ns tar ns .1
know, the Powers aro of the snmo opln*
pon still, All throughout these negotiation,, I have beon iutpre.saed wish tho profound desire of tin* Power3, aud evun of
those Kniwrally rognrded ns among thu
most restless Powers, to not together
-?rith a oommon aim looking towards tbe
fpeace of the world, nnd I am hopeful
• that tills unanimity of notion nmy In
time low-on tho heavy burdens of an
armed ponoo which m,*,v press upon our
Tiio ■  IDloinl Gazotto" announoes that.
■Buhrl   Push it,   who  was  dismissod from
Fliln olTitial position In pursuanoo   to the
^j rnpreseiitatinns   of   ibu   lirirlsh  Nmuas-
; enilor, Sir l-blllp C'urrie, nwina tu his iii-
*rnat,iii,i::>; uf Aniiuniiitis. has been  decor-
#lud   with    the   (Iranil     Coribni   ,if   the
. Oninaninn Order, "as a   roward   fur   bi.
ryifi I sui-.inns."
I*    This stop upon the part of   tiio  .Sultau
: )•' i-onstderud --nust  siKnllli;nnt.    It is nut
oniy  an   open   and distinct mark of an-
prnvnl  it I In, III trualmeiit uf Armenians,
[hut it i. .1 d.,|ilii,r.iti, miuIi to I.runt   III---
■no.   particularly   aa   In   addition tu tho
dotation   bostnwod   upon   Buhrl Pasha
rSMai ilili.iial lia.Mtto |ii!lilnhi..,   a  inn; :i,-
•i'   thu  u-'iiiiiH   nf    ii.-1-ki-ih   iiiliuials   In
iX'-munia -i'b-1 liavn In,mi deuuratn-l 'iy Mi ,
iBiiltiin    iu- -. Iii'ir   ••guoii snrviuoj.-"    I :
Vf«.ct. il -ippnars .n if ilij  .-ri.ltau i, npanly
flofying tii i powers.
It.   i-   uiiili-i-sluiil    that    the   Vail   of
Uoppo, who is to  be   succeeded   by  tho
BUu-l.r.-iii.i  Vlz.ior,   Kiamil  Pasha was die-
;jlrr.'M-il   ii  ■ .u,,,..;i!i!ti,-,i of tbo  i-i<nrt,Mi!il.-i-
-♦Sr.i-i  ,n'   il-,,   I'tiitnil ."•(at:*:!  MlDisier to
Tur....-,   J.i    Aluxandcr   W.   Tarrell. Im
oi*.,-ii  tl:.i    , ah   infitso.i   to   permit r.b.i
llnliul .-n.irnii Consular ogi-nt at Aleppo
ti.  " i.t u  naturalized America", citizen,
Bnoudjlam.of Armonlnn origin, who bad
^g-.fn:i Imprisoned tor litu.    llr. Torrell ub-
BJ»nln".l [lormlssld:- from two Grand Viziers
jEtafor t!;n consular agent to visit Guoudlnm,
■*jttuit  the   \'nli   persisted in bis refusal to
I^Kirniit  the   pri<:anor   to   bo   ai'un.    'I'bi
iy'ipl'»,i:al rasiilt was iii it Jli'.Tn.'r,'!'. mail i
wEnr stj*:>Ti;;,,,,t ,-, prosentatiotis tu the 1'nrtn,
#nd   ii r l.-'.l in "ihtalnitii* tbn di.-inis.-ai
of *l:u \'nli, and liuoudjfani Is nuw ou
his way to Constantinople to bo triad be-
Brn Mr.'i'urvell,
| Kiovon Kurds, ohnraetl with the mur-
t)i,r ii 1'i.ink G. !,,:ii;'„ of Pittsburg, Pa.,
Htiin nlariuil ru ride around the world on
ip b.,',;,,-In .111,1 llsapponred in Armenia.
jV>v i ;i.,,'i a::'sti-i ami taken to Krzu
;*#bu::,, in u".I,'r "i lo trim! tbi-ro in thu
jm> "a, „ ,,f i :> lli'itish Consul, in the
•b :i'n of an Aiajrican Consul, tliidr
:'l|ltr.i~: bait,,.? tn i ,'oituin degree duo to
the .ouriili wh: !i Mr. W'lllum A. Sni-htlu-
ton Hindu fur Hu mining rhler, who re-
■pro, mind a Nuw York publication.
'■ Over 11)0 Armuiiinns have been arms'o,I
_j*t Stamboul, and ail Inquiries made as
lajji the cause of tbejr lniprlsonmeni have
tho Meditorrunonn.
ilso reported, will
d by several [tallau
locos l3docided-
tvns toll "f tho
Armenian vil-
suortly  be   re-oiu'orcoil
Tho news from the r
ly bad, Advli'os from
massacre and pillage
lagos In that prnvinoo.
Shakir Pnshu has gone to Khnou-ta In
order to arrest the Kurd movement thero.
The :i sws from .Syria i* alarming, A
rising <u tne Druses is reported frum
Damascus and ;tll tho Hodtfs of tho
Armenia * !orpi stationed ni> Damasatis
and Kr*/lngian nre being mobtlUod.
News tif UUo importance conies from
other i-'iiu:,-*., and everythlnji tends to
(jiufiri.: the Rtatoment thai anarohy pro-
vails throughout A.-uuti: Turkey,
■ii-ii\ but • ho Charjre
Koither wa.*? Mahmoud with me whon
[ wont tn thu Greek V-mv, within a mite
.if tha Sweec Waters, the betiutlful fountain and the maia beautiful hourls whoso
uyos shone lorgo and lumiunus through
their thin veils. This day tho air wns
il-ii-uous, tho sky UUo a dolf plate, with
puffs 'if white clouds In high felief. 1'or
pours I watoho.l tha morry-go-roamlSiati I
the jugglers on their mats,until 1 ui-hw
hungry enough for oven a tireek cuts—
and it is a brave and reokless uppettto
thn}: dares an Oriental kitohou.
'i'ui.-s cafe was under \ tree, with a f*w
pine boards Tor a table, tho galley being
within handing dlstauce-with i charcoal
fire bla/.lng. Thu nbomlnatlona of stew
and fry and toastings were Intolerable;
but I succeeded Ln getting a box of sardines and half a pint of native wtno, \
loaf of bicndi nndsomo raw tomatoes nod
salt.with a bit of onion, which I gathered
up and spread out on the pluo boards.
Whon the combination of chef, head
waiter and proprietor, un covered by one
fe'A, prnsontotl his hill, it amounted ton
sum that would have supported an
Orh-nt il nnd his family for a month.
There are occasion*) whon yonr Individ*
ual pantomlmo is more ofTootivo than thu
closest translation of your spoken words
Mine to mine host onded In an abrupt
turning on my heel, with hauds tightly
clenched, Whon the crowd began tu take
sides with the Greek and matters assumed an u«-7 look, I throw upon tho ground
a silver coin equal to one-fourth of tho
charge. This turnad tho tide. Tho hy-
standera oonsldorod tho sum too appallingly large even for a ''"rook fair —'A lJer-
sonnlly Conducted Arrest in Constantinople," by K, Hop kin 30 n Smith, in ch •
March v'entury.
•V Gamblur's Cottv tmlon.
An In teres ting Innidont related by Mr.
Cross It oy, a Christian worker in Kngland
is reported by the Christian Herald:
I heard of a young fellow who wad In
tho habit; of betting; ho folt that he was
on tho way to destruction, out the gambling passion whs too strong within him
to bo resisted. Ho tol.I his Sunday s :hool
coaohor tint he had given up many bod
habits, but that from this ono Im did not
feel ablo to escape.
■Wore yon always with mo," he said,
"I might manage It.1'
'I cannot aiwayw be with you," replied tho toaober; "bus wheu md where
do you gam bio?"
"Oh, every day at dinner hour, I go
down to the saloon at I o'clock," was the
"Well, 1 will toll yon what I will do,"
said tho teacher. " iSvery day as tho
olooU strikes i, I will prey for vou."
The young fellow was conquered, Ho
oame nftor a dny or two anil wild, ''I
shall bet no moro. Yesterday I wanted
to go to the saloon, and 1 could not, t
thought' what a shame It was that you
should bo praying for me and that [
should be gambling at tho saloon, audi
oould not do it "
Thus by pntlenti loving perslatodeo in
prayer of a good man. n slunor wns
brought Into tho gospel fold, ' The
offoot ual fervont prayer of a righteous
man avniloth rauah."
A Terrible li«*eortl.
Tho New lork Medical Times gives
those sickening, yot true statistics, which
sot one lo questioning how long Christian*
,ity and civilization will go on enduring
the drink traffic curse j "In Great Britain
and Ireland 146,000 porsous are ovary
your committed to prison as drunkards.
113,000 of thoso aro mon,the rest women.
Throe thousand and four women were
murdered In the United Kingdom from
January i. ISflJ, by drunkon husbands.
Thero are 80,000 criminals in Gorman
prisons, 14,000 of whom wore arrested fur
crimes committed while Intoxicated,"
MisH Ant hony on Matrimony,
Susan it. Anthony says that it is all
right tor a woman tn pop the question to
i man she loves, whether it is leap year
or not, Now that woman has become
a breadwinner, she Is no longer in a position to wait for proposals. She can take
uare of herself ami her husband, teo, if
Concave glasses are used by those near-
sigh tad, convex by the old ur those who
aro ''far-sighted.'1
Unsteady eyes, rapidly jerking from side
to side, are frequently Indicative of an unsettled mind.
It is said that the prevailing color of
eyes among patients of lunatic asylums
are brown or black.
The utility of shedding tears is to keep
the eyes cool though the balance of the
head may be hot,
Cleopatra had blue eyes. She was not
an Egyptian, but a Greek, with yellow
hair and fair complexion.
Reptiles aud fishes are not generallypro*
vtded with eyelids, these protections being
to thom unnecessary.
Fishes are uot provided with lachrj inal
-.kins, their watery habitation reader these,
appendages unnecessary.
Kyes of which the whole of the Iris Is
visible belong to erratic persons often
with a tendency toward Insanity.
A flaxseed placed under the eyelid and
n Ilo wed to remnlu -there frequently removes foreigu substances In the eye.
Hannibal, In one ol hi* early campaigns
iu Ttaly, lost nn eye by having It struck
with u branch of a thorn bush.
The Iris of the eye Is rarely *f one : dor,
hut commonly mottled with black, blue,
i1 ingc, yellow^ -vniy oral! ■/ untuned.
Kyes pin cod close together in tho head
aro said to Indicate pettiness ofdlsposlti in,
jealousy and a turn for fault Hading
Wide-open, staring eyes in weakcoun-
l ui iuc > i in llcate pert innclty with ut*
irmuoss, jealousy, i'i^.t' ry and iu tolerance.
Klizabeth of England had largo, clear
blue eyes, with a habit of looking sideways ui i»c*>plo ivitli whom iha was con-
v 'sring.
N'cro had bulging, near-sighted eyes. He
used a small geiu in the shape of a, lens
rn observe tiie gladiators in tho amphi-
the iter.
M rr, kinds of fish -• ■ equ illy w •'! ;.i
■■ ■.;. direction, their ••.. es being so prominent  »*, « • c unmatid ri wide field of vision.
Frederick the Great had eyes of \ olenr
.liluc. One of his biographers compared
the hwter of his oyo to that uf polished
Many creatures of tho lowest ortlers if
animal life are provided with eyo -p"*>.
which probably give onl> :iu impression of
The vision is not obscured b; the at .»:'
winking, which takes place so quickly
that the outer Image remains impressed
upon the retina.
Tho common lee ■;. Is said by tuiturails! •
to be provided with from two to ten true
■■-■-., having ali parts iu compar itivu p •
: ■ r: m,
fn ancient I ireek art Venus was always
represented with the upper eyelid arched,
imparting :t languishing ex pros.--Ion to thu
The smallest square of magnitude that
can be perceived by the naked eye, •-*■ plain
wiiiro ir plain black,  Is a square L-450th
i    of an inclu
Spain i .<::■■     !   he -s'ctiid ::o
En 15134 and again in 1534 Havana was
destroyed by the'Freuch.
PiTatuiuas was the first city to fall Into
the bauds if the insurgents.
Cruelty and injustice to th ■ natives has
always beeu. tho creed of the Spaniards.
The present revolution began February
34, lEWi, when tho republic wus proclaimed by Marti.
In 1--4S President Polk offered Spain
11,000,000 lor the island, which offer was
The constitution of Cuba, modeled ou
that of the United States, wus adopted
September .,-'-. 1895.
The revolution i-.f IMS lasted ten years
before Spain succeeded lu compromising
by promising reforms.
A tr: inguhir blue union, having a single
star md live stripes, three of red and two
of white, is the flag Of the republic.
Very lit tie reliable news of the preseut
insitrreel ion can be obtaluo I. owing to the
'ens irship of tho press and the mendacity
if ■ ho leaders of boi h sides
Th ' first sorlou - roi ilution took place In
1S48, under tho leadership of Narciso
Lopez, who in IS51 repented his attempts
to :ri-e the Ulaud from Spanish coutrol.
Long viilstcoats with pocket flaps are
stylish with Louis XV. coats k>\ velvet or
itibbon and chilTon ruffs are wry full
and deep, hunionsc directolre bows finish
these lain;/ little affairs.
Velvet vui wears well for waists. Green
and olaret are the most durable colors
ami are quite becoming
Tailor gowns of royal blue. Lincoln
green or chestnut brown have smart vents'
of voliow suede embroidered In ;ot or
Fichus of chiffon or moussellne deso s
are 'dged with ruflies of the same or of
lace. They are dainty fresheners for an
old gown.
Velvet skirts tire worn with coats of
hnB/caded silk In delicate colors. Peatido
*oio is one of tho mo3l popular materials
for bodu .■-
Gowns seen at the opera ire of satin of
ivory white. Squnre-neek botlicoH arc
com ng in ■-■■■-tii the poinuod n r im les and
arc ••'■■.   latterlug to I du u •■ '•
kfieeves iro slowly l»u;, mrely growing
smaller. The mosl fashionable shape at
pr isont Is tii s bishop, w Ith the 'u uess
j ith ■  ■ I Into » daring cuff.
In London there Is a street collect i >n for
one benevolent Institution or anothor on
almost overy Saturday In the yen
It Is said that the fossilized remains >l
an Irish giant, about twelve f 'Ot in height,
are lying unclaimed In a Lon Ion rallwaj
London hospitals were used last year by
'/•;t,»,'.'t'i separate persons, nccordlngto the
hospital reports. One-third, that Is, of the
whole population of the city applied for
free doctoring.
"We are trying to conduct our hotel in
sticli a way ni to make It nn nid to the extension of Christ*s kingdom," i- the
advertisement of the proprietor *.' i
"Private Christian Temperance Hotel" In
London publicans tunst not supply liquor
to police constables unless by authority oi
a superior Officer, A woman was summoned recently before the police court for
serving at the same time a sergeant, and n
constable while oa duty, and pleaded that
the sergeant gave the nesded permission.
A  Fruncli   Innovation   in   Corset   Covers
Which Will Do Aw»y Wilh Small Waists.
Tho latest vagary of fashion Is found
In what may be described as tho "Fiji Island petticoat," and is a surprise to even
thost) who study fashions and are prepared for startling innovations.
Tho best Kronen designers have Bent
over corset covers with two very full
rnil'.es below tho waist-line, Instead of the
ordinary oloso-tltting plain finish. Kach
rufilo Is of embroidered or plain Ham-
bur-; edge, and Is six or eight inches deep,
Ono Is placed a'bove and over the other,
the upper one covering the tm edgo of
the lower frill. When worn this oorset
cover looks like an abbreviated ballet
A most objectionable feature of t'.te
"Fiji petticoat) " Is the amount of room
It takes up below the wolst-llue, It puds
that part of a woman's body that for
years she has sought to make appear as
small u possible.
Women who have spent many dollars
on physical culture teachers, and havo
dieted to radufo fchulr waist-lines, will
hardly take kindly to this now design.
one reason glvon for the leparturo from
the plain covering Is that the -'Fiji petticoat" will do away with the summer
girl's necessity for wearing t> half-dozen
skirts  in   order to   prevent tho skirts of
I ' /Jr mm
jffw 1
their gauzy frocks from clinging :jo
For the heavier spring and summer
dresses there is a sort or fore-nnd-aft
petticoat, made of hair-cloth and other
stiff goods. laid in double box-phi Its. Ir
is fully a foot deep, and gives tho appearance of an nrouud-the-body bust,
Ir may be thnt tho Blonder wnlsted
woman Is to ho driven out of fa-duaii and
that skirts will be worn rufilotl from hem
to waist, /-. they were fifteen years   ago,
in i
Way of Dreomtinir v
:i ClnUniiiie Metlinil,
A bit of ol ois on ne enamel, perhaps a
smaM vase or pitcher is always a pretty
ornament, Cloisonne is rather expensive,
and if you have inherited none, nor had
any thrust; upon you by your friend-, you
may acquire ;; ar a trilling outlay oi time
nnd money.
In fact, If you are clever, you can make
clotssone yourself, perhaps uot quite as
well ns nn old heathen Chinese; but woil
enough to satisfy yourself and deceive the
vary elect, for not oven tho most cloisonne-
ma'S individual can distinguish tho differ-
r»ncp—tfcut is, nt long range,
'I'm delicate tracery a\ duo gold or silver
^'ire filled lu with plates of rich* deep
colors, like mosaic, Is imitated quite successfully and easily. First, one must
buy the pottery—A vase, say—which is
sold with suitable patterns ttlroady
molded upon ir. nil of whioh are quite
flat, like mosaic. Tho pottery resembles
ordinary cream-colored teria*cotta,nnd it
needs no firing.
The vasn must flrst be sized to get a
good foundation for . the enamel color-,
which otherwise would bo nb lorbod,
Spirit acqtter is used fur the purpose—a
very little is uotnlod and must be spread
quifo smooth and e,*en over the surface of
the terrn-cotta, A good sized camel's hair
brush is used.
Tho : -.tr process is to put tn tho outlines of the design with metallic paint.
This represents one of tiie main char1. -
teristic "f tho genuine ololssone, Tl •
gold is in the form of powder,which vnw.
it mixed to tbo proper consistency with
some of the tincture >a,d with ir. I.
should ho mixod as dry as possible and
laid on with a very due camel's hair
brush In nil the outlines of tho pattern,
which, ir will bu found, arc sunk lu -■
rather tower relief than tho rest i f th i
design, Tho gold paint should BO fill
thom up that thoy aro even with the -..v-
face of the remainder of the plate, I iold
Is must frequently used for this purpose,
but copper bronzo and silver are also to ;
be had.
When the worb* N thus far ndvau ied,
[1 must be laid aside until it Is inee more
try, and tl' 'n the coloi iuc in I - gun,     I I
I irs arc sold In I Iny cans.     ■'.■■■■     w
fifty shades ire to he had, the paler mes
being \ nod prln ipally   foi  ba '■:■■ mind*
the tlnr ccr nnd  ; ichor tints   • • •     ■   iv
tho  m iln   i ortlons    if   tho   dr ign     A
ticlb \to : mch Is c iceasary  li u * id    il ■•■■•
may  not   encroach beyond   ths me illlc
outlines.    The obj '■ t  of  ourse, Is t o ti i
the  ol ■  i- smooth und a o>sy in n '■■■ i
china.    If m e.-roclullj brlltl ■ sit  iffei
ttoslrotl   this  m ty be qb tal nod by   i
Ing v " ■'■■   pow lor over ■ irtaln i net ions
ot tho painting.
Tl n ■   ii ker sha lid pn ni thi ;i> p '■"'   of
the pnttorn to bo thus      i imo ito i I   ■
uft ir gl! ling the outlluos.     'i :■■-    il ra
r  en imcls   must  no   b i thlnnod   ■ I
turpentine, but with i sporlal mixture, a
thinning medium, sold for tho purpose,
whh h Itai no bad uTe t upon the   ■   tl
iifrss ol the colors,
As with io many other and similar
irts it is by no means the most slab ir ite-
ty dxch a tod specimona that are the most
sft'octlve, and an equally good result moy
iften b.» obtained by a simple mlxtuta ol
■ream, black and rose or blue,
'•.Marietta" wiw tho pseudonym of
Harriet M. Bradley.
"Marion rlurlaud" Is the assumed name
of M. Virginia Terhune,
"Hans Yorkel" was the name chosen by
A. Oaklev Hall, wheu publishing his
.Mrs. (:. M. Kirkland cho?e "Mary
Calvors'' ta her pen-uame when publishing "A Xew Home."
"Jenny June" was the name chosen by
Mr,-. Jennie C. Croly, ou account of Its
The nom de plume of F. K. Hunt, who
wrote "The Fourth Estate," was "A Student at Law "
"John Oldbtig" was the pen name Rev
Leonard Withington placed on the title
page of "'l be Puritan."
"Max Adeler" was tho name chosen by
diaries Il-b.-r < llnrk for his comic dellnoa-
■   m - of character
".Marion SV'ard" was the name under
which Mrs. Harriet --• Stephens published
most of i. 'V novels,
J, \V, MorrU, wh ise poems once found
a ready sale, published them under the
pseudonym '*K  N. Pepper
"Bub" was the pen name of V7. S. Gilbert, who :i:-sr came to prominence as the
author ol "Uab Ilalbuls."
The "SUiigsby Papiis" by Jolm F. Wal-
ler first came oul with the pen name of
'•Jonathan Freko Sli igsbj
The "Kttrick ShopiieiiV was n > other
than Jamos Hogg, whoso business and
place of residence isupylied the name.
"Hans Breitman," whose dialect narra-
r res are jven now popular, was the name
chosen by Charles I i    .clautl,
Thomas Wright, who wrote "Alma
Mater," selected the nom deplume of "'A
Trinity Mau" from liLi college
Julian ;'. Yerpl mi '. the author oi* uPo-
lirdcal Trni I -t, ' chose the mime of "Abiro-
eleoh Coody" from its countrified sound
"Asa T:--u;i.!-1" was, it is said, chosen
hy Henry Wntterson as his nom de plum-;!
on account of i'-i hor.»-*ly, rustic iouud,
Mrs, Stowe'.s enrlj writings were pu'i-
lished under the name '*( lirlstino Crow*
Held," which is -tald to have been an invention,
Gen. TjOwIs Cass, whose admirable
letters from France have become almost
classic, wrote under the name of "An
"Ik. Marvel," the fatuous humorist, i*.
no other than Donald U. Mitchell, whose
"Uevcries ot a Bachelor" .-:■■; eveu now
i Jooi 4" William Curtis once used t pen-
uame. ft wns "Howmlji," and was used
as a signature to his travels iu Egypt aud
tii.- East.
«;. W. M. Reyn ilds sel teled "Master
Timothy*' •-• liemvrh ing his choice essays,
which bore the title "Master Timothys
Thomas de Quincy is better known as
the ''English ( mium Katcr," It is a painful reference to tho vice of which he was
long tho vi tim.
He v. (ieorge itoss • rote iver the name
of '•Arthur tfketi lue> " An -'astern
magazine says thai i was the uameoC a
ich >olboy friend
Wr Walter Wcott - little-known  "Tales
of My Landlord ' was published under tho
«":;-; ius :- nn -i ■ p! line, "deded ah  t '. ush
but ham "
ilotiri' W. Tiimgfetlow once used a pen-
name. Ir was prefixed to his "History of
Newbury." md he iho.se "Joshua Cofliu"
for tho purpose
The real name ol 'Hi II Arp" was Charloa
H. Smith. The Uill Vrp papprs, shortly
after the close ol the war, attained the
wi lest possible cir ml it ion.
"Harry Cornwall" was the assumed
nam.! of II. W. Proctor. Some of Barry',
songs will probably live as long as the
English I mguage is >,. ikon,
Robert Southoy's pen-name was "Espri-
ellaAlvnrey." It was used lu his letters
from Kngland \! »st of his works were
published over his own name.
J. Fenimore (.'.toper begau to write
under the pen name of "A Traveling
Bachelor." His travels and social condition probably inspired the selection,
Francis Muhoney was long known
among his acquaintances as ''Father
Prout," his Itest'kuowu book bavins been
entitled, "Rell tues of Father Prout.*'
,   Tas   Mothfll-   Ilubtiaixl   in   Vni9»ti\+tif   T%>*
Thiri lUiiij,: > little "Mother Hubbard"
! gown Is so easily made,and aa universally
! becoming1! thst it U much pruforred hy
j mothers in general All tha soft woolen
J fabrics aro used for these gowns, and also
; India silks and surah, CasumorB and all-
wool orepon of fine crinkle are especially
To make friends with i man requires
time; with a woman, oniy occasion.
Experience and ph losophy that do not
result In forbe iran ••• n id ch irlty arc two
acquisitions that i  ■ aot worth their cobU
A well-bred woman iloes nol fall iu love
i second time with ml illowingaconslder-
able Interval t» elapse. There are never
twoaccidonta in close buccesslon on t,he
same railroad.
it is with sci ui •" antl philosophy tn their
soarch after truth aa with railway train-,
passing through a tunnel En broadday-
IIght—darknes-s in the middle but day i.s
nt both ends, Whichever tide we go out
It is in the siune lighi iu which wo entered The sai i i.lod * al the beginning of
:' ii  . nnd hi the m I of » aenco.
A. woman I is no power to efface radically by the a de uV ■■ i ol the will an Image thai ; ■- long i I led the mind, She
must repla ll ''• < u»ther She does uot
destroy, she sup rpose? When the secoud
[mage Is fin *r ui Inrgei I ban tho fir it, so
time the Urst i.s Hceu no more, all goes well;
this s for " 'ss,    \^ hen it i.-« Btualler,
ml the '!.;■• lie ither cau be seen,
things go badl   ,  lui      n m irso.
/ft-h   l>
li -ted, The skirts are simply hemmed, oi
trimmed with bias volvofe, ribbon, or lace
insertion. A chostnut-brown orepon is
use:! for the model gown, and the cuffs
and largo square collar are of brown silk
overlaid w th oruam lace, nn insertion of
whioh also trims tho skirt.
I. irxfi Blast
A:-   lu..
Pn \cy aprons we .:i '^.\i\>rt Swiss, In-
Ma linen, mull are favorite materials for
;heS0 long and broad dross pro too tors,
With elaborate laoe trimming they ftro
oruamontal as wall as useful*
Of souvenir spoon-' there is no end,
Vhe latest is a watermelon spoon. This
Southern eon.elt has its go d oi bowl
mam Oiled in the red of the ripe fruit;
•he handle in tipped with a negro's head
n relief in blank enamel, while bnlow is
■on a tuft of tlm watermelon leaves.
The htrgpjl :     r is 'Yuw-r
'i •■• | -op ■• ne.- in   ■ Deal;.
Thoi .. ■ ■ '■: ere i i it lug thing hath
utb   ition \     died Vostordaj
Th ' hi J; •-' nib ml tin Is willed Success.
Pew reach hetopsa' i those who watch
nharply for the passing of tho spirit of the
mountain Opportunity, who carries up
ward all th  ■ ■ thai ■ rizo Itold upon him.
The grei 'st des •-■' ■ callod LU \ aud ii
hath many oases, 'i h ■-- nre called Hope,
and Ambiti jo. and Lore, and Charity,and
Home. An I ■$' them nil homo is the most
beautiful. Besides thore are many others
smaller In extent, whence the traveller
obtnlneth refreshment during tbe weary
journey through Life.
If rumors from abroad are oorreot, tlm
fashiouablo woman of tho spring of '99
will be wonderful to behold. For Hip
past live years fashion has been subjected
to but few radical changes. This spring a
revolution is to take place
Here is a list of the new fashions whioh
have already ipoeared in Paris.
Tho hoop skirt.
Large bustles.
Small tight-fitting sleeves.
ILji pads In various subs
High heels.
Collars of enormous size,
Hats worn welt  ovor the forehead,
Ma.iD Antoinette curls dangling L'roai
the back of the coiffure.
Such Is cite array of horrors which tha
fashionable woman must contemplate
bofore planning her spring wardrobe.
If she is a sensible woman slid will take
a decisive stand in the matter nt tbo beginning and adopt mily the least objectionable of tho new fashions. Tho hoop-
ikirt :-* sura to cause her more sorrow
than the late balloon sleovo, It will ba
a mally unmanageable and more than
twice as expensive. Skirts with sli
gort s will bo out of tho question. Double
tho number will bo required,which moans
that the modiste's bill will be larger
than ovor.
A i for tho bustle,thore is nn doubt that
women who aspira to be fnsionablq will
have to submit to i^. The new'spring
jackets require it In order to show their
ripples to tiie best ad van tone, aud thu
new ,'oiuminous skirts also make it a
necessity, Bul tbe small bustle In most
oases will produce tho dosirod effect..
Large, long bustles, however,aro prominently displayed in the fahioiiable shops.
Women should bear in mind when deciding the bustle question that tho large
hustle h a sure forerunner of that most
undesirable companion, tho backache,
Hip pals will be regarded as a blessing
by the slender women, But fashion demand?, that they be worn by fat and thin
alike. There Is no doubt that the Louis
XVI. ooat In most oases requires tho
graceful -swell of tho hip pad, but that
does not make it an addition to the taffeta
silk houso gown. Therefore it boiioovos
fashionable womon to regard the hip pad
with iusploion, wearing it only on ncca-
At first thought it ■would seem as
though women must submit to tho smalt
tight fitting sleeve. It is a conspicuous
part of all tho Paris gowns, Uut thore
are many Incidental ways in which its
unbecoming effoot can be disguised. The
large collars which frill out over tho
shoulders are wonderfully useful In this
direction. They are larger than over just
now, and give the broad effect at the
shoulders, of which women aro so fond.
When those collars aro worn the close-
fitting sieevii at the shoulder is invisible.
Doop grass linen end linen batiste collars
nre to be much the vogue this spring.
They are edged with a frill of grass linen
embroidery and will be worn extensively
with cloth ns well as hilk gowns. White
mull collars will also bo popular, trim-
mod with laoe or frills of mull ambroid*
ery. In making a tight-fitting alcove for
a nllk frock a jabot of laoe staring from
tho shoulder and running to the wrist
will greatly improve tho effect. A
cluster of lace frills at the elbow is also
nl Improvement. In the now t:*:ht lining
doth ilooves buttons will be much used
They will wander down the hIoovo In »
single row or be arranged on boih sides
of n widely strappod -mam,
'i lie r lining i.i-Ui lonubte linn not,
That plaited straw, yellowish In Lint,
will form tho fashionable bonnet there
can bo no doubt. But the shape sslooetad
will depend this season, moro than ever
before, on that fanoied by tho wearer
Since the Directolre, uTrst iCmplro ana
Louis Sixteenth styles are all in vogue
with a mggestlon of the largo bonnets
fancied dnrln j tbe early part ol this can-
tin mil hi smnll honm I n nu,th as woro
In ■.■■«';■• among the beauties ol tbe
Sa nnd Kmp re, ii would s-e;,< aa lie rory
face Hhoulri be suited. The fact that the
stock and the jabot *r>>t . rowing uoaror
and nearer to tho ears means, so say
the milliners, tho coming in of ribbon
ties and broad ones at that. Importers
announce that tho enormous straw hatR
will be tied by inch-wide ribbons under
the chin,while tho small bonnets will be
i.ii, ou securely with three-iuoh wide lies.
— March Ladies' Homo Journal,
Altogether about 100,000 islands, large
and small, are scattered over tho oceans
Tito average life of a locomotive i-, said
tobbfttoul fifteen years and the earning
oapacitj 5300,000.
Wh in the Knglish sparrow-hawk Is flying toward its dinner it cleaves space at
the rah* t>i IfiO miles nu hour.
A trolley line direct from Cairo to the
pyramids will replace the present means
of transportation by donkey or camel.
A Typical Banter Gown.
Isabel A. Mallon in tolling of' New
powns of Eastertide,*' in March Ladies
Home Journal) describes a typical costume showing tho most fashionable combination, that of black and stom-greon,
With a black satin skirt fitted olOBely over
tho hips, but flaring so much from the
knee down that Its fulness almost Bug*
I flats a flounoo, Tho jacket bodice is of
ttom-grosn velvet fitted very smoothly to
.iie figure until the waist is reached, and
then there Is a short ripple bkirfc so full
ihnt the black satin lining is visible.
The rolling collar and rovers aro faced
with blaok satin. ^be'lRanaimoflDail
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SATURDAY MORNING,   -   -   MARCH 28, 1806
The Soudan Expedition
The English expedition l<> Don-
gohi is primarily intended to keep
in check the Dervishes, who are
threatening the southern borders of
Egypt; kit Mr. Curzon, ruder Secretary for Foreign Affairs, admitted
in the House that il was hoped,
secondarily, that the presence of a
mixed Egyptian and English force
on the borders of the Soudan would
create a diversion and enable the
Italians to recover from the overwhelming blow inflicted by King
M-snelik. That it will tend to draw
off a portion of tlte fanatical hordes
from Kassala and Massowah is exceedingly likely, and this of itself
would be a distinct service to the
Italians. Britain's action has, of
course, a political as well as a military side. We heard a great deal: civilizec
recently of the isolated pssition in
which she found herself. The resolve to lend Italy a helping hand
at the present juncture will be generally received as showing that lhe
Imperial Government is favorable
to the maintenance of the triple alliance. That famous combination
has been in a rickety condition for
the past two years, and the Russo-
Gordon's officers, escaped from the
Khalifa's capit al, Onidurnian, across
the river from Khartoum, bringing
news that the Mahdist empire'was
on the verge of collapse, the soldiers
diseased, lhe Khalifa no longer respected. England has been for a
a long time planning an expedition
to reconquer the Egyptian Soudan.
The recent victories of the Abyssinians over the Italians litis rekindled
the military zeal of lhe Mahdists,
and they have invaded Egypt. After
the English conquer the Egyptian
! Soudan, as they undoubtedly will,
le(i they will control the whole length
ing of the Nile river, and will own tar-
"vr rilory from the Cape of Good Hope
to the Mediterranean. Followingis
part of Slatin Bey's story: " in lhe
middle of Africa lies the former
Egyptian Soudan, now under Ihe
rule of tho Caliph Abdullah, the
despotic head of the .Mahdists.    No
European can venture to cross the
limits of this land, cut off from civilization, extending to the south
along the Nile tu iiegjaf, ami east to
west from Kassala to near W'adai.
Death or lifelong captivity would
be his lot."
Asks the question: Have you ever heard of
• lhe
■ tricky.
Beating Themselves.
A Russian noble once had a hundred serfs, and whenever they displeased him he marched them into
a courtyard, gave them each a stick
and bade them beat each other,
tine day, while they were belaboring one another, one of them, who
passed for an idiot, said: "Suppose
we stop beating ourselves." With
one accord they dropped their sticks
and to their surprise found there was
no one left to puni h them.
From the above st' ry the American Federationist points the following moral: "It remains," says that
journal, "for the wage-earners of the
world to say: 'Suppose
we stop making war. It is we who
dii ihe lighting, who get killed and
wounded, who pay the war taxes by
our hi hor, whose wives and children
are left to hunger and thirst, whose
just cause is lost sight of in foreign
quarrels and over whom the army,
ostensibly raised fnr another foe,
will be held as a continual menace.
It is to others that go the military
French alliance, while making its and political glory, the advance-
maintenance more necessary, had ment and promotion and the profits
really the effect of impairing it. of speculation; and it is theirprivi-
Germany is, of course, the backbone leges which will be maintained by
of the dreibund. Austria's race tlieenlarged military establishment,
divisions have greatly lessened her We, wage-workers of the world,
weight as a military power, and have no quarrel with each other.
Italy's efforts to maintain herself We have only one common foe, the
as an influential member of the al-! monster nf social injustice, and we
liance has practically brought na- shall not allow anything to divert
tional bankruptcy within sight. As our attention from'it.'
if her other burdens were nol suffi- -++*~ •
cient, she essayed to take part  in Political Progress in iIn* Antipodes.
the great game of land-grabbing in
Africa.   A strip of Africa along the
shores of the Red Sea was taken as
part of her share, and in the strut!
gle to increase her possessions there
or to protect or retain what she already had she has been drawn into
The new tax law, passed by both
houses of the Xew South Wales Legislature without division, is the nearest approach any country has yet
made to the single tax. The taxation of improvements on land and
expenditures that she can ill afford. "f Phonal property is entirely discarded, land values being taxed at
the rate of a penny in the pound.
s ex-
The crushing defeat administered at
Adowa has fairly staggered her, and
so affected her position as an effective member of the alliance that on
all hands it was believed that she
must abandon her position in it.
Germany, seeing no good reason
why she should not be friendly
with Russia, has been making advances to the northern power recently, and this tended still further
to weaken the alliance. It would
appear now, however, that the interest shown by the English Government in helping to re-establish Italian prestige is being interpreted as
a desire to save the alliance from
disruption, and that it will have
this  effect  is certain.    That   Eng-
Yes, fellow-citizens, I guess you have; and if not, it is not
my fault, is it ? Xo. 1 have stuck to Kaslo through thick
and thin; through good and evil report; through fire and
flood; and, like the Phcenix, sha rises triumphant over all
her many difficulties that would have killed any other
town less favorably situated, and had she not such a
the richest on God's earth. It is the great Silver and
Lead-producing country. Do you know that silver has
risen from 55 to 68A cents per ounce ? Do you know that
lend is rising? Do you know that bimetalism is a thing
of the near future? Do you know the Kaslo-Slocan Railway has been in operation for six months, and is the best-
paying line in British Columbia to-day? Do you know
the Great Northern Railway is going to connect with
Kaslo?    Do you know a
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Is to be built in Kaslo? (Seo Mining Record for March.)
These, and many other things I could mention, are all
powerful factors in the upbuilding of Kaslo into (I honestly believe) THE City of West Kootenay. It will outstrip Rossland, Trail and all other towns in Kootenay,
surely. What builds up the towns ? Why, MONEY, of
course. Just read the following, and see where it comes
from; and I would point out to you a fact you would
hardly have thought likely—that in 1805 the cash returns
for Silver and Lead were three times more than for Hold,
both shipped from West Kootenay.
LAKGE CONSIGNMENT of Fall Goods from
Also a consignment of famous West of England
Cloth which are open for inspection. This consignment undoubtedly comprise the best material
that has ever been imported to this city. We
guarantee tho latest stylo in suits in every detail,
und tiio fit exact. ::::::::::
Our reputation continues to take the lead over all
other establisinonts.    :::::::::
Merchant Tailor,
Commercial Street.
British Columbia Mineral Output, 1895.
(From the Province, March ■?/, 1896.)
West Kootenay—45,950 ozs. Gold © if 20	
Placer Gold	
Opposite Gibson Block, Commercial St.
2,019,210 ozs. Silver @ 04c.
40,051,800 lbs. Lead @ 8-Jc.
. 1,496,680
Land to the value of £240 i
empt from taxation. Tbe bi
vides for a stiff income tax on all
incomes exceeding £-125 per year.
Where land is mortgaged the owner i*- permitted to deduct from his
tax bill the amountof interest paid
annually on his mortgage. The
holder of the mortgage is caught by
the income tax. Custom duties are
, greatly reduced and provision made
for a continuous rtduction until
1901, when the tariff bill will be
practically abolished. The country
is in a terrible condition financially
and thousands of its people have
been on the verge of starvation for
months past, Heroic measures be-
;md the effect of
the shining example of prosperous
Xew Zealand was not lost on the
statesmen of Xew South Wales.
The antipodes are destined to lead
the world in matters of the higher
civilization—Single Tax Courier.
Therefore, you see, whereas the Gold output was $955,020,
tbe output of Silver and Lead was $3,232,980, or
Over Three Times as Much as Gold,
land in  endeavoring to stem the
Dervish uprising has undertaken a j ^ame, .n^'e_ss^'';V
task of great difficulty there can be
no doubt.   The expeditionary force'
will be greatly inferior in numbers'
to  the foe which  it  goes to meet.
Nor must that foe be despised. They
are not as well armed as the Abyssinians,  who,  the   Italians assert,!
have  been  supplied with weapons!
of precision by French merchants, There will be genera
but they are inflamed with religious' felt at the course pursued bv Messr..
zeal and hatred of the infidels,and, Mara and Barnard voting in favor
with their immense superiority in of the Remedial bill, says the Karn-
numbers, will prove an exceedingly 'oopB Sentinel. It was understood
dangerous antagonist. The move- they had given pledges to their con-
meuts of our forces will, therefore, gtituents before leaving for Ottawa
Unable to Stand the Pressure.
And I wish my readers to ponder over this fact, and I
think they will understand one reason why I have such
confidence in Kaslo's future. I bought freely after the
fire and flood, before the railway was built, and when it
looked very doubtful if it ever would be built; before a
SMELTER was thought of. 1 repeat, 1 bought immediately
after the fire and flood, when no oue else, to use a common expression, "would touch it with a pitchfork." I
bought at away down prices—in fact, at my own prices—
as I believe I was the only buyer in British Columbia; but
I have been in the world a day or two—in fact, over half a
century; and such a chance was not to be missed by one
who thought he knew something of the possibilities of that
wonderful district. I have been well posted from the start,
Xow I want all thoughtful ones to put the above facts "in
their pipe and smoke it," us the saying is. Draw your own
conclusions, and if you are of my way of thinking, come
and buy of me at prices from
Regulation Act, Eevier House
$50 to $150 a Lot
be watched with some anxiety.
The English war against tho Mohammedan Dervishes, therefore, is
in sympathy with the Italian war
against the Abyssinians, although
the latter are nominally Christians.
|The Egyptian Soudan was formerly   a   portion   of   Egypt, but
that they would vote against it.
But the result shows that they have
been unable to withstand the pressure brought to bear on them by
the Government, and have fallen in
line, voting through thick and thin
for the governing party, no matter
what the measure under consideration may mean.    There will be a
for more than ten years has been general feeling in the public mind
ruled by the Mahdi and his sue.-! that a representative whose con-
cessor, the Khalifa. It lies south science is made of such variable
of Egypt. (Jen. Gordon, British stuff as Mr. Mara's would appear
governor of the Egyptian Soudan, to lie has forfeited all right to the
was killed Jan. 20, 1885, when his i further regard of the Conservative
party as its standard-bearer, and a
capital, Khartoum was taken.  The1
British afterward took  Khartoum,; demand for his retirement would in
but the Mahdists were so powerful, the natural order of events follow.
that the Egyptian Soudan was evac-  -♦♦-».-	
uated. Since then the British! Mr. T. C. Atkinson, police magis-
have left the Mahdists alone. They (rate, will oppose Mr. Aulay Morri-
were great fighters, and Kudyard son in the New Westminster dis-
Kipling pays a tribute to them in trict. The former is a good man,
his pueru " Fuzzy Wuzzy." About but not strong enough for his oppo-
a year ago Slatin Bey, one of Gen., nent.
And on the easiest of terms—$10 down; $10 per month.
Understand, your Deed ready at any minute. Some say;
If it is such a good thing, why do you not keep it yourself? The reply is: I well sell only half of what I hold,
and in advising you to buy I am only asking you to do
what I have done myself. I am a dealer in real estate,
and it is my business to sell it; but I try to sell good property, and'am content with reasonable profits.
glff~ No agents; no heavy expenses. You do not
pay me double profits. Row in my boat; make money;
never was there such a chance as now.    Mark my words I
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.
Examination for Colliery Manager—Certificate of Competency.
an examination fur Managers' Certificates of Competency uniiertneahoveAe.t
will he held at Nanaimo mi or about the
Second Thursday of April, mini.
Candidates Intending to present them-
Belves ut such examination must, on or
before the flrsl day nf April, 18011, notify
such intention to'the Chairman of tho
Board, from whom all particulars etui he
Applicants for examination must not
he less than 23 veins  of age, ami must
have had at least two years'experience
underground in a ooal mine (or mines).
Along with the application they must
also semi ii certineaie of service from
their present or previous omployer,
TAKE NOTICE that there will also
he an examination ns above mentioned
at Union in the month of August, 1896.
Chairman of Hoard.
Nanaimo, Jan. 21, 1811(1.
MRS, JAS. HAWKING, (lute of tho
Temperance House) desires to express her thanks to the public for
former patronage, and now hegs to
slate that the Revicr House hus
been comfortably arranged for tho
accommodation of boarders, Bteady
or transient. Single or double rooms
with hot or eold water baths, and
electric light iu each room. Everything strietly llrsl-chiss and charges
moderate. Remember the house, it
half-minute's walk from the old
stand north.
I>. o. Box 225.
Telephone 7-il.
Nanaimo Meat Market,
Wholesale unci Kctnll Dealon In nil klniln of
.    Fresh and Salt Meats,
"'"   Sausages, Etc ,
Meats Delivered—
To any part ofilio City free of oharge,
Bpoolal Attention p«i<i to Shipping Orders.
A Trial Boliotted,
The Nanaimo Bakery Excels
Apt for tiie Dominion Bull and Loan Association,
Subscribed Capital 82,250,000.
No entrance iocs unless loans are accepted.   Money advanced
within 'io days of application.   All  terms and  agreements are in' black and white, so you can understand them.
Insurance  Companies.
Royal, Queen,
London and Lancashire,      London and Canadian,
Quebec of Ontario.
The Popular Bakers.
Farm for Rent
known as the Starks Estate, offered for
rent, siihjeet to approval of the court.
About fit) acres under cultivation, with
all  necessary  barns, dwelling-- house
nnd store buildings.  It also comprises
a splendid orchard of four acres in Rood
healthy condition.   This farm is situated ahout six miles from the city.
For further Information apply to
I). 8. McDonald,
Guardian of Estate, Haliburton St. CITIZENS PROTEST
Against the Proposed Building
on the Hirst Estate.
Will the Projected Building Be Allowed to Project—Plan of West
Side of Commercial Street
Ordered Prepared.
A full board was present at the Council
meeting Monday evening except Aid.
Wilson, who was working. Minutes of
previous meetings were approved, and
the following business transacted:
The following remonstrance against
the proposed building on Commercial
street was read:
Nanaimo, B.C., March 18, 1896,
To His Worship lhe Mayor and Aldermen
of ihe City of Nanaimo:
Gentlemen — We, the undersigned
property-holders and taxpayers, note
with regret that an amicable settlement
with the Hirst estate bus not been arrived at regarding the street line on
Commercial street, and we consider it
will be a great detriment to tbe city,
and also a great injury to property anil
business houses in the immediate vicinity, and we, the undersigned, pray that
you will take this matter under your consideration and arrange that the sii.e-
walk as it now stands be made the peri
ina.net. street line.
Respectfully yours,
W, K. Leighton Murk Hutu T. KitChtn
T. C. Morgan     0. C. MoKenzie II. A. Simpson
Win. Stewart     A. linn,lie        .1. 11. Simpson
\¥. I''. Norris      W. II. Philnntt .1. M. Drown
L. II. Hills        J. Williams      J. 11. Good
E. E.c. Johnson R. G. Wellwood It. n. Presslc>\
It. llilhert M. Fltapatriok  A.lt.John'inWo.
J. A. Caldwell   J. Mercer K. M. Young
V. Uenone        0. Wright John Ilillieri
A. E. Planta      E. Qliennell      K. M. YarWOOd
1). T. Pargeter   (,. Norrts P. E. LarsB
E, Van Honteu John P.emviek   A. .1. Smith
.1. Sampson 1). Tavlor 1). MaolCod
W. 0. Scott        E. Hughes        P. K. Winch
J. E. T. Powers F. Kowbottom   H. J. l.ukey
.1. MeKenzie       II. .1. Rogers      E. \V. Case
J. li. Nicholson M. R. Counter  John May
.0. E. Stevenson S. II. Webb        II. Dempsey
.<;. Bevilociway M. Wolte JohnMalirer—57
On motion of Aid. Morton, the petition
was laid on the table. Aid, Martell suggested, however, that the uiutu*r be attendee! to before the building proceeded
too far.
From Mr. McGregor, M.P.P.,acknowledging receipt of communication concerning provincial aid toward building
the Millstreani bridge, nnd promising
his efforts to secure the desired appropriation,   Received and filed,
From C. C. McKeuzio, acknowledging
receipt of communication concerning the
•Council's action in the Hirst estate matter, staling that Inter evidence tended to
.show the land was not undermined as
first reported, and asking the Council to
further investigate the matter. Received
and Bled.
From the residents nf Frye street, asking Unit, a sidewalk belaid on said street
from Dixon to Farquhar, On motion of
Aid. McDonald, referred to Street committee to report at next meeting.
From the residents of Nicol street,
asking that a sidewalk he laid on the
east side of said street. On motion of
Aid. Mprton, received and liled.
From D. Rowley, complaining of the
■"strange way" the sidewalk was beinv
laid on Irwin street with regard to the
fence line; that while other fences were
.allowed to encroach on the street 18
inches, he had been ordered to remove
his,fence, encroaching ll feel, back to the
proper line.
The chairman of the Street coinmittee
said it.had been considered fertile best
interests of the property-owners to allow
the fences lo remain except the one
complained of, which projected beyond
the others.
Aid. Bradley moved that the fence be
removed hack at the city's expense. As
it was only.a matter of about two hours'
work, he thought that was the best way
out of the difficulty. Aid Mclionald
Mr. Rowley,, who was present, was allowed to otate his erase, Raying he had
paid for bis property being surveyed before creeling bis fence, and lie objected
to it being removed while others were
allowed to .remain.
A diseuRS.ion ensued as to the fences on
Irwin streetdn particular and throughout the citA' in general with regard io
the merits and demu-iils of the different
surveys made for the,pni'po-;e of defining
the proper line, Aid. Morton claiming
thu city was not responsible (or surveys
unauthorized by the Council, ami that
-responsibility of removing the fences the
devolved upon property-owners.
The survey having been unofficial, Aid.
McDonald withdrew his second. Finally
Aid. Bradley was allowed to withdraw'
his motion, and a motion by Aid. Morton prevailed that all property-owners
on Irwin street be notified to have their
fences placed Oil the proper line.
hi: POUTS.
The road foreman reported work done
during the week on Kennedy, Haliburton, Wentworth, Frye and Irwin stret ts,
■ou Newcastle townsite ami the alley no
the (Sabistou estate.  Received and tiled.
Aid. McDonald,of the special committee appointed to report ou the petition
of Peter Wcigle to have his line refunded, was grunted further time to report.
Aid. Morton introduced the Temporary Loan By-law,authorizingaloau not
exceeding iJNOOO for the current expenses
of 1896, which was read a first time, put
througli its various Btages on a plea of
urgency, and passed its third reading.
Aid. Sinclair moved that tenders be
invited for the construction of all sidewalks authorized by the Council, to be
in hy next Monday evening. AM. Morton seconded.
Aid. Bradley moved an amendment
that the work lie done hy day labor,
claiming that better service was obtained
thereby.    Aid. Martell seconded.
The chairman of the street committee
favored the amendment, as he believed
by keeping the same men on the same
class of work the greatest good to the
greatest number was obtained.
Aid. McDonald, Sinclair and Morton
supported the motion, contending that
the contract system gave idle men a better chance of obtaining a share of the
city's work.
Aid. Bradley, in support of his amendment, said the work could be shared
among ratepayers if done by day labor,
while under the contract system help
could be obtained from any source.
Thu amendment was pm. and carried..
When Aid. PlantB took exception to tne
wten,Otaft\wr eye-* ttade<aro.ft*?ttt*
-n „      »• JB    W- It,trtK it &K&8- kml *fo»"OVJ* iJ
©oHaft*M'.y.Weni.ft*\»        ,  ,  (■.       c
f.... rfAd- rW iu it ii Mt8t M Tv. .
Sfibooll cap.Wfil'.v
Ariut k*/«. dim il&w
amendment as being ont of order on the
ground that il was not, in the form of an
amen,biient to the motion, but directly
opposed thereto,
The Mayor supported the exception,
and the motion was then put, and carried.
Aid. Martell was granted permission
to introduce a by-law to regulate the
grunting of licenses by the License Commissioners,
Aid. Bradley moved that the Council
be directed to request the Police Commissioners to reduce the police force of
the city by one. He quilted statistics to
show that more arrests had been made
j during the years there were two consta-
; hies than in a corresponding time since
j an additional one was appointed j while
the change in  tbe times also rendered
J the extra constable unnecessary.
Aid. I'lanta and Morion claimed the
j statistics only went  n show the efficacy
I of the increased force in reducing crime.
The motion was lost. Mayor Davison,
i Aid. Bradley, Martell and McDonald only
voting for it. '
Aid. McDonald moved thiVMr. Hey-
j land be directed to make a pfolile and
plan of the west side of Commercial
street from Bastion to Wallace, showing what buildings, if any, encroached on
the street and to what extent.   Carried.
' In reply to Aid. Sinclair, Mayor Davison said the report of the Sanitary ln-
I spector would be presented next meeting.
Aid. Bradley drew attention to a pool
of stagnant water in  front of Mr. llar-
luy's plaue on Haliburton street result-
I'll I* g from a defective drain, and moved
the matter lie referred to the Street coinmittee.   Carried.
Adjourned till next Monday evening.
Ranked Willi (Hailstone and Burke.
Dr. John C. Howe, a well-known
medioal man and one of the prominent Irish-Catholic Liberals of Quebec West, lias addressed tho following open letter to lion. Mr. Laurier
through the columns of the local
Ilox. and Dbau Sin—In the name of
many of your Irish-Catholic friends, let
nie congratulate you on the high and
noble stand you have taken in opposing
the Ministerial bill. At the same time I
must also thank you for the pleasure 1
have received in the perusal of your
great speech, every word of which tells
for peace, justice and conciliation. And
if ever all the eloquence uf your public
career,, save it, should by some means or
other he destroyed, history would find
therein ample means for placing you in
the ranks of such men »s William Ewart
Gladstone and Kdinuml Burke. Iu conclusion, believe nie to he as ever, yours
obediently and devotedly,
(Signed) .John C. Howe.
It is not very often h municipality
cois ahead of fl civic monopoly, but the
Western Electric Oo. have forfeited a
thousand dollars to the city of Vancouver through non-fulfillment of centred
to light the city.
From Victoria comes the report
, that the Messrs. Dunsmuir are about
j to make a proposition to the city of
i Victoria to extend the Esquimaltife
I Nanaimo railway for a distance of
i 11)1)  miles above Wellington, provided that city guarantees the bonds
of the road to the extent of $2,000,-
000 at 4 per cent, for 25 years.   As
a further stipulation, it is suid, the
I coal bunkers of the firm would be
removed to Esquimalt, where all the
coal shipping of  the   Dunsmuirs
would be made, thereby giving employment to a large number of men,
the advantages from which would
largely benefit the trade of Victoria.
Another rumor is afloat to the effect
that the snuie firm propose making
on'nneotion by ferry with the Northern Pacific,
Sau Francisco Coal Market.
Prices of coal arc quoted iu San Francisco as follows:
Wellington  US 00
New Wellington     8 00
Soiithlield     7 fill
I Seattle    |6 00®5 50
! Bryant     » 60
Coos Bay     4 80
VValluend     6 80
j Scotch     "Till
Krvniho     7 60
' Cumberland, in bulk 118.60; sacks 16 00
Pennsylvania Anthracite Egg 18 00
Cennol h on
Rock   Springs, Castle   Cute   and
Pleasant Valley     7 oo
Harrison's circular says: "During the
week there have been eight arrivals from
' the coast collieries with [6,800 tons; from
Curdiir 2.'77 tons, Swansea 8008 tons and
Australia 5164 tons. Business In this
line still remains quiet, especially in all
grades which are principally used for
house purposes. The large consumers of
steam and gas coals are utilizing their
usual quota, as the weather cuts but a
small figure with their requirements.
There is little or no change of prices, as
with the exception of a scarcity of some
Australian grades there is a lull stock of
all others; iu fact, the vards show a
large accumulation of Wellington and
Swansea anthracite. The quantity of
English and Australian to arrive within
the next :» days will lie considerably
less than the amount which will be consumed within that time; hence our stocks
must become materially diminished. The
total amount of Swansea coal listed to be
loaded and already atioat is about 3d,COO
tons, being the total which will arrive
here in the next Six months; whereas
fully 60 per cent, more will be required.
The amount listed from Sydney and Newcastle will fool up B5,000 tons, bul some
of  these vessels will   not  be loaded for
several mouths."
Plans have been prepared for an
opera house at Union.
All the I?. C. members voted for
coercion, including our own Haslam.
A speceial freight service to Kootenay points has been inaugurated,
cars leaving Vancouver every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
A million and a quarter of white
lish fry have been placed in Shaw-
nigan lake, 2,500,000 in Harrison
lake and 875,000 i n Coquitlam river.
A Good Place to Stay Away From.
We should judge from the Alaska
newspapers that that country was
a very good place to stay away
from. The Mining Record of Juneau
says, among other things, "Alaska
has all the professional men, clerks,
mechanics and laborers she needs
or can accommodate for a long time
to eome. Mining men with capital,
and prospectors who bring a two
years' slake and who can aid in tbe
development of the country, are
about the only classes to whom the
field is open. Wages here are not so
high as seems to those on the outside, and the natives come into competition with the common laborer
everywhere. Skilled labor is only
fairly paid, while the working seasons are so short that their aggregate earnings are much less than in
other climates. Parties contemplating starling in business in Alaska
should remember that the day has
gone by when a sackful of canned
stuff can be sold for fabulous prices
and a hatful of beads swapped to
the Indians fur a small fortune in
furs. The Indian of to-day is distinctly 'on to himself.'" All of
whicli is no doubt true; still, in the
face of these facts, and no matter
how often and well told, men will
continue to leave good jobs and go
to Alaska.
Tiik Mail has received a copy of the
special Immigration edition of the Manitoba Free Press, containing full proceed -
iugs of the convention ut Winnipeg,
which we will gladly present to anyone
wishing to read It. It would he good
reading for members of the Board of
Trade, for Instance.
The OliemalnilS Sawmill, which is embraced in the lumber combine, commenced operations Monday with about
60 employes.
A Full Assortment at the Lowest Market Rates
JOB  ™7r>PTr
Promptly Attended to.
All kinds of
Tin and Sheet-Iron WorL
Victoria Crescent) Nanaimo
Offloe Tel. SO.   P.O. Box 1C.   Residence Tel. 101.
Funeral Director and Embalmer
Graduate of the Oriental, the Eureka,
the New York and Clark's
Schooln of Embalming,
1, 3 and 5 Bastion St., Nanaimo
Bakery and
" Nothing like leather," says an old
saw, speaking of its enduring quality.
Certainly nothing can be tinner than our
shoes. They are symbols of endurance
and proofs of what service good leather
can be. For the good of your feet and
your health you can't have too good a
shoe. Whatever you buy here ia of good
Stuff and well made, ami would he cheap
at a higher price. Wear tells. Style talks.
Invites Inspection and Comparison
as to Quality and Price.
Awarded First Prize at the Agricultural Show.
Bastion Street, opp. Telegraph Office
LAMPS, Etc. etc.
Birds and Animals set up in a thorough workmanship manner.
On Hand—Four  tine  Deers' Heads,
which will be sold for price of setting
them up.   Also a tine case of Birds,
d. s. Mcdonald.
69 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo.
Commercial Hotel.
Corner Commercial and Bastion SU.
This lomr-estahlished Hotel Is comfortably
Sited up with superior accommodations for travelers and others.
None but the best brands ol Wines, Liquors,
Ales and Cigars dispensed at the bar.
T. O'CONNKL, Prop.
Nanaimo Business Directory
BARKER ,t POTTS, Hamsters and Solicitors.
Commercial street.
Cannot be surpassed in the
City. We keep a special line of
Choice Teas and Coffee,
Canned Fruits, Etc.
; Don't go elsewhere until vou have tried
| -:- THE ARCADE -:-
j Where they Defy all Competition.
j. h. McMillan,
i 15 Victoria Crescent.
GF. CASK, Barrister and Solicitor, Roomll,
*   Johnston Block.
MclNXES A: MclSSES,  Barristers, Room  6,
Johnston Block, Commercial street,
\rARWOOD A: YOUNG, Barristers, corner ot
Commercial and Bastion streets.
T   HARDY, Botanic Druggist, Wtn-leld cret-
.   cent.   Try Hardy's Pile Ointment.
»R, mason. Dentist.  Extracting a specialty,
lias ami Kther mlmtnistcrcd.
Offloe, Odd-Fellow's Blook, Nanaimo.
W.l. CORRY, D. D. 8., Green Blook.   First-
•   class work gua
; guaranteed,
flRBSCENT PHARMACY,   IIai.i. A Steaiihhn,
V    proprietors. Victoria Crescent Dispensing
«n,l family re, Ipes a specially.
McllliWF.I.I., ATKINS, WATS,IS I'll., Limited.
Medical Hail, corner Commercial and Bastion streets.   Telephone 1-8-6,
NANAIMO  DYE  WORKS -Dyeing, Cleaning
and Repairing   14 Nicol street.
C. Charlton, Manafrer.
G<    MARSH, Wholesale  Dealer In  Fish  and
f.     Game,
. Bastion street, Nanaimo.
City Auctioneer
AN" Commission Merchant
SAl.KS oon.lnctetl in Wellington, t'nlon
and Adjoining District*.
Johnston Blouk, Nanaimo.
, ii HAND HOTEL—W, Stkki., Proprietor—Vic-
j VI   torlfl Crescent.
1   Propri
Proprietor,  victoria Crescent.
*\l   WOLFE, Financial And Insurance Agent,
Johnston Block.
People who Appreciate—
i Have tholr prescriptions dispensed at
| Their PrlcM aie Right TelOpho e 3.
) ElORKMAN A HAKDY, Heal State Brokern,
Baition street.
t\  TAYLOR, Dealer tti »ll kiudc of Sew arid
I". sconiiii liiiini Furniture, and Fanoy Arti-
oli-f- nf every rie*crlptloti<
Next to Queunell a, Commereia] ft reel. ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The   Ontario   Legislature  Agalnl]   Coercion—Clarke Wallace to Orangemen
A Labor 1-arty at Winnipeg.
Freiiuently the !Uost Bug-red Constitutions
Are Broken L*own--A Prominent Farmer Tells of the Wondernl Recuperative Foweri of a Famous Medicine.
The Toronto World reiterates ite -tate-
nieut that no remedial bill will pa.-s this
It is said that Sir P. A. Smith will
succeed Sir Chas. Tapper as high commissioner.
In the Ontario House a motion by Sir;
Oliver Mowat against coercion vrascarried
by ",l to 8",
A wort ie current tha: sir Charles
Tapper, Bart., may contest Liagar at the
general aleotions,
French Canadian Bleu papets denounce l.aurisr as a traitor tor opposing
the Remedial bill.
.?. S. Kirart lias retuited th Winnipeg
from Ottawa, and says tlut the remedial
bill 18 sure to puss.
A labor party has been organized in
Winnineg with Mr. William Small, of
the 0,1'. ll., as president.
The Kapid City Spectator says that
Dr. Harrison will contest Macdona! ! at
the comitiu' Dominion election.
Recent arrivals in lhe city from Rose-
iand. B. C, claim that the population
there wa.- increased by o,000 during the
month of January last.
An Ottawa dispatch says: W.Harper
Wilson has been appointed second
lieutenant of the Winnipeg held battery,
provisionally, viu- Norman, retired.
X. Clarke Wallace urges ail Orangemen
to secure from ever}- candidate in the
coming elections a pledge to vote against
coercion, and it refused to east their
ballot against them.
The residents of township S, range 7.
and district, are, through their represeu-
tative, Mr. .lames Riddell, petitioning,
the government for a read from St.
Claude to Rathwell. a distance oi about
18 miles.
From iIil Assln   oiau,
t-. N. W. T,
Kveryone around Yorkton knows Mr.
Dan Garrv, and what a pushing active
business farmer he was until la grippe
took hold of hire, and when that enemy
left him. how listless and untitled for
hard toil he became, For months he
suffered from the baneful after erfecte of
the trouble, and although he still endeavored to take his share of the farm won;,
he found ti.at it wae very tryini": he had
beeome greatly weakened, and had lost
both appetite and ambition, and was tired
with the leasl exertion, He tried several
remedies without receiving any benefit,
an ! as one after the other ha I "failed he
determined to give i»r. Williams' Pink
Pills a trial. He feit so utterly worn out
that several boxes of the pills were taken
3W >.
Two Murdered   Bodle* Discovered iu a
1 li. i ve 1
Carefullv concealed   in a barrel and j
covered with a mass of old rags and cotton, the dead bodies of a  gray haired
man and a new born bare were fennd in
an alley in Hyde park, Chicago the ether
day.     In consequence  the   police are
working on what they consider a double .
murder.   I Inly one clew is in their possession and on the discovery of the identity of a woman as yet unknown to the
police, depends the possible  solution of
the mystery. Eariy the other afternoon,
the office in Ealston's Kyde Pari* morgue
waa  rung up on the telephone,  and a
woman who declined to give either name
or address, asked if the body c: a man
had been found in Hyde "Park.    The
office attendant replied' in the negative
and then questioned the woman, but his
best efforts failed to get any information
of a decided character, although she toid |
the clerk she was looking for a man who
wae missing.   She was finally prevaiied
upon to give hiB description, which she;
did in mmute detail.   She asroniahed the
morgue attendant by saying ;n  conclusion that he would certainly learn more
about the case late)  on.    A  few Loured
later the barrel with its ghastiy contents
were discovered in the rear of the house
at4,827Indiana avenue.   The body of'
the man tallies in almost every respect
with the description  furnished  by the :
myeterious   woman  over the telephone
Wire, and the police unhesitatingly con- j
nect her with the case.    In the " barrel :
also was the body of a baby sot over ten
days old.   J. A. Xurse, residing on Prai-
lie avenue, while emptying  a  pan of
ashes in the aiiev at the rear of his house,
discovered  a barrel which aroused his'
curiosity.   Breaking open the  head of
the receptacle he was horrified upon see-;
ing the hacked body of an old man inside.    It  was  entire1.*-  nude  and was
frightfully  mutiliated.     Covering  the j
corpse was a thick layer of cotton.    The
poli. e were at once notified, and the bar-
rel waa removed to  the  morgue.    The i
head and trunk gave every evi lence  of j
foul play,   (im the forearm were tatooed
Ave spots  close  together,    There was
nothing else to give any clew to theman'3 j
identity.   After the several pieces of the
body had been lifted from the barrel the
body of the baby was  found.    Ii  was !
nude, save for a thin   .'lanne! shirt and j
there were two marks on the side of the
head, apparently made with a blunt in-!
strument. The body of the eider man was |
that cf a man about I ■"> and 70 years of
A Bruikvtlle Trujceiiy.
Shortly after noon the other day a man
named Lapointe, appeared on the' streets
of Brockville carrying a gun. He met
an old man named i'eter Moore, and
raising his gun deliberately shot him
dead. Chief of Police! iose. who was just
coming from his orlice. ran in the direction of the report, and upon seeing him
Lapointe again took st-adv aim and fired.
the shot took e9e.:t in the bieat and
nead. An old Indian named Dickson
standing near received a charge in the
neck from the other barre'.. Constable
Tynsley then appeared. I.apointohad bis
pocket, full of cartridges and was shoot-
.ng right and left at random, Tynsley
got behind cover asd endeavored to
shoot Lapoint, hut failed. He then got
behind the door of a grocery store and
partly opening it bad just taken aim,
when Lapointe fired the discharge taking
effect in his head and neck. A young
man in a store ran up'Btairs and from a
window fired at Lapointe, wounding him.
Lapointe quickly turned and fired into
the window, after which he fell exhausted tothe ground, He wr.8 capto ed and
lodged in the police station.
before he found any benefit, but wit;: the
first signs of improvement he took fresh
courage, and continued taking th;. pills
for three months, by the en,! of which
time, he was again an active hustling
man. feeling better than he had for
years. Mr. Garry tells his own srorv in
the following letter to the Assiniboian —
Dear .-ir.—"After a severe attack of ia
grippe. I was unable to recover mv former strength and activity, I had no ambition for either work or pleasure, and to
use a popular phrase, "did not rare
whetner school kept or not." I tried
various medicines without deriving any
benefit from -hem. With not much hope
I decided to try Dr. Williams' 1'ink Pills,
and was agreeably pleased to find after a
few boxes, a decided change for the better.
My appetite which tad failed me returned, and 1 began to look for mv meals
half an hour cefore time, and ! was abie
to get around with mv old time vim. I
continued the use ol the Pink Pills for
three months, and find myself now better
thau ever. Vou may therefore depend
upon it that from thi- out 1 will be found
a "oegthe thousands of other enthusiastic admirers cf Dr. Wiliiams wonderful
health restoring medicine."
Yours gratefully,
Dan Gakhv,
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills strike at the
root of the disease driving it from the
BYstem, restoring the patient to health
an I strength. In cases of St. Vitus'dance,
locomotor ataxia, rheumatism, paralysis,
sciatica, the after e:'eets of ia grippe, loss
of appetite, headache, dizziness, chronic
erysipela-, scrofula, etc. They are also
a certain cure for the troubles "peculiar to
the female system, correcting irregularities, suppressions and all forms of female
weakness, building anew tiie blood and
restoring the glow of health to pale and
saliow cheeks, in the case of men thev
e.-'ec: a radical cure in ali "ases arising
from mental worry, overwork or excesses
of any nature, -old only in boxes bearing the firm's trade mark and wrapper
1 printed in red ink , and may he had of
druggists or direct by maii from Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company, Brockville,
Ont, or Schenectady, ,\'. Y..'at 5.' cents a
box, or six boxes for $250, Beware of
imitations and substitutions alleeed to be
"just as good."
England'! Forcible Statement of a   Strong
The Westminster Gazette recently, referring to the Venezuelan blue book says:
"The first point to be made clear is that
the blue book is nothing more than our
ease. We must not forget we are open to
answers. We welcome the apparent
strength of our case, not because we imagine we -cored on every point, but, because there is so much room to give and
The St. .lanies Gazette remarks: "It
is a verv forcible statement 0: a very
strong case. What interests ns is the
question whether the Americas commission will pay full attention to our statement, and having done so. will decide-
purely on the evidence without allowing
itself to be in any degree influenced by!
other Considerations.   We must hope it
will,   We ,ann.t recognize the commie- !
sion. but   know  its findings   will   have
weight in America."    hi conclusion the !
St. James Ga ette -ays     "The  I nited j
>lates. however, have declared we must
arbitrate, and on the terms approved by \
them, and if we decline must expect war.
This, in the main, is  the situation   be* |
tween   Great   Britain  and   the I'nited
States.   We delude ourselves if we suppose  that  a settlement  i*   practically
reached by the 1 ublication of an elaborate and exhaustive blue book."
The Globe says on the sub. set : "Although the British case is thus brought
into court it would be a profound and
most regrettable misconception to assume
it will be submitted formally or informally tothe American government. Such
action would practically admit the right
ofthe I'nited -tates t'o intrude in an
authoritative and imperious manner into
all disputes with European powers possessing territory in America and neighboring states. Our case is not presented
to Washington, but to Caracas. Of
course, we nnpe Americans will recognize the Impregnable etrength of our position, but. 'hey canm t too clearly understand that England will net brook interference of outside power during the discussion cf this question."
Never Knew a Medicine that Did So Much
Good—4 ,1oylul Experience—Joyfully
end Gratefully Told by a N.vvu Scotia
Another Attempt to Kill the Great  ( hie-
ago I'oi'k Packer.
Another attempt waa made to kill P.
D. Armour, the famous pork-packer of
Chicago, the other night. Shortly after
5 o'clock the employes cf Hy le Park
postal station, were thrown into" a state of
great excitement by the finding of a supposed dynamite bomb. Tha package was
a small pasteboard box addressed. "P.
I'. Armour, !\'o. 2,1 15 Pairie avenue, Chicago. 111." It had evidently been mailed
from some outlying district, 'me of the
foremen took it to Superintendent Hen-
drickson, and while Ihcy were examining it they heard, a peculiar click inside,
then it dawned on them that they were
handling an infernal machine, arid both
left the room hastily. No expiosion followed, however, and finally after about
ten minutes, they returned. Sapt lien-
drickson made a careful examination and
then cut into the box. disclosing <t piece
of three inch gas pipe, securely fastened
to the end of which was a fuse. It was
arranged in such a wav. bv removing the
two parts of the bcx the t'use would be
lighted and the bomb womd explode.
This is the fourth attempt that has' been
been male to kill the great Chicago pork-
packer. A similar attempt wa? made in
"How does .Tibscn stand prosperity
since ho came into his fortune?'' 'Oh,
ue Brands it all tight, but it's pretty
rough on his friends.
"Which would you rather do. Jarley.
kiss a girl on her lips or on her eyes '.'""
"Her eyes, of course, yon have to do it
twice to cover the ground."
The burglar climbed over the office
partition. '-It is well to be on the safe
side." he thought. Then he began work
on the vault.
4 Cheap and Dlnappointlng Coilectltu Secured by the British Expedition,
The Ashantee spoils have arrived at the
colonial office, London. ling., and are
very disappointing. The whole lot it is
said, are not worth mora than £2 000, A
number of the articles are of hollow gold
instead of solid gold, like those captured
ssa result of the previous expedition into
Ashantee. The inference ii 'that Ashan-
tee gold has greatly diminished :ately.
The three chief objects are King Prem-
peh'a crown, taa^e of gazs' is skin, lined
with yellow p'ush. Each side of the
lappel of the crown is ornamented with
pure soft gold, representing skulls and
jaw boms of lions, the whole surmounted
bv two golden goat's horns, the executioner's gruesome badge of office, ornamented with golden representations of
headless bodies and with the executioner
holding a drawn sword in the centre, and
the executioner's deeply blood-stained
sword and with the.hiltendiny ina hugh
gold bad.    	
"How married life does change one."
"From what I have observed I should
say it changes two.
Kconomlo   Process   of Treating   i)re--Au
Ob.jvcllonal.le Tax.
The report that an economic process of
treating refractory silver sulphides has
been discovered and successfully a: plied
at Broken Hill, New South Wales, causes
-Treat hopes to be entertained ofthe profitable working by that, patent process of
many low grade mines in West Kootenay,
that are new by reason of refractory sub
phide impossible to work remuneratively.
The new prcces-, amonst other thing's,
releases the zinc in combination and
causes that metal to become a source of
pic:it and not now of difficulty in silver
sulphide ore treatment.
threat excitement and opposition were
recently roused In the West Kootenay
mine country by provincial government
proposals to tax at two per cent t d valorem the gross output o." 3. C.'e ;;ol I and
silver mine-. The proposed duty has
been so modified by deductions for cost
of mining, carriage an:! smelting, that
the levy will probably not exceed an
average 0: one per cent.'cn output value-.
It is hence likely that their will he an
early cessation of what threatene'. to
become a formidable auction in the
mine country, The proposed E. C. tax
on minerals follows in part the precedent
of Sir Oliver Mo wat's legislation in Ontario.
Although the busy season is ni t yet at
hand, there art- abuu.lant signs of activity
throughout the E. C. [precious metal
country within which ere the end of the
the year, at least six large smelters will
be bard at work. There is confidently
predicted c: the Trail Creek gold anil
copper country in ] articular, the earl*,
advent of a m; ing boom of dimension's
unparaiied in Canada.
The smelter cc:..inittee appointed
jointly by the city c< uucil and board of
tra le is calling fo. provisional tenders for
coke. iroo. limestone, fire-brick, etc. It
is thus, it ia held, be shown that Vancouver is a suitable location for a large
smelter and refinery, inducement being
thereby afiordt I for the receipt of an
available offer or offers from capitalists.
Meanwhile the leading owners of the
engineering works in the province, the
B. C. iron works of Vancouver, propose
toestablisu a large branch'at Trail, inthe
South Kootenav gold and copper country,
where it ie continently 1. \pected that the
smelter now built will be the first only of
several such undei takings there early
inaugurated. To aid such tr'ioris tho
provi oial legislature is this seseiou
granting large additional statutory powers
of construction in lhe Trail distr." ;.
We ail dread specific diseases like
fevers, that are prone to turn disastrously
before their length has been run. And
yet, in their worst form, despite the immediate danger that at certain stages may
show itself, they cannot be compared to
the distress that comes to the victim of
nervousness and the sufferer from general
debility. Let tbe system become run
down, without one knowing just what
may be the cause of it, ana thero [3
nothing surprising that those so afflicted
lose heart, and sudor physically and
mentally, as those laid on serious beds
of sickness do not sutler. For one long
year Mrs James A. Publicever, of Lunenburg, \>.. ranked among this class.
She dragged out a miserable existence,
arising in the morning wishing it were
night. and retiring at night wishing it
wore morning. Completely prostrated,
she had not energ, for anv work, Her
appetite had failed her, "and strength
was gone. Of course she tried doctors'
medicines, and variou- other medlcin s,
but over her own signature, she tells
those who uffer like her that she found
no relief until she had learned of S-aith
American Xervine, and taken it Ir-.-self.
Fully re tored to vigorous health, it is
not surprising that she should sac that
this ie the very best medicine in the
world, and this experience she backs up
by recommending it tc her friends, v.noui
she says, have also found it good.
As a health builder, a flesh-builder
and a strength.builder South American
Xervine is par excellence a wonderful
medicine, and there is not another
remedy that poesesEe- the singularly
effective properties that it iocs for ail
cases of ti.is character.
lieeoued From Insanity.
Crentlemen,—To say all I ought to !n
favor of B.B.B. would be impossible. It
has been a great health restorer tc me
and I do swear by it. I am a different
man to what I was ten years ago when it
was expected 1 would be in the asylum,
but now I am in perfect robust health
and it was tho B.B.E. that did it. I
surfered for five or sii years from constipation, sometimes so severely that I went
out of my mind.
I tried various doctors, both tn the
countrrar.d in the city, and took medicines too numerous" to mention, but
everything failed to have the desired
silect. When I used Burdock Blood Bitters it succeeded beyond all expectations,
requiring only two bottle- to cur- mei
To make it still more certain that B.B.B,
is the real oure for constipation, I may
say that some two years afterwards I felt
the symptoms returning and took one
bottlo more and from that time to this
present .lay • over eight years I haye
never had any returns ottke disease.
I never knew any medicine to work
so well. It does not seem to be a mere
reliever but a sure and certain cure as I
can testify to. for hundred? of dollars'
worth of medicine and advice failed tc
do rne any g^ed, but three dollars' worth
of B.B.B, made a permanent cere that
ha- given rue years of health and comfort.   Your- truly, C.L. KttM r*., Toronto.
Agint—Sir, do you need anv typewriter
supplies" Mereiaut—Ves " send me
about foui pounds 0: candy.
X" coll or cough is tec seve?.-; t' vield
to  the  curative power of  '..-.Woods
Norway   Pin«   Syrup. It  r-as   cured
thousands of oases.
Comment   of the   Northwest   llevltu,
Catholic Organ,
Tr.e Northwest Review, commenting
editorially on the remedial bill savs:
"The remedial bill is now before the
Canadian house of commons. It gives
us back, substantially, the school rights
of which the iniquitous 1S90 school ait
despoiled us. _ We are, therefore, fairly !
satisfied with the provisions of the present bill, and we hold that ail true friends
ofthe constitution and of the Catholi
minority ought to supnort this meaeur.-.
We have reason to hope that the majority of the Conservatives and all the
Catholics of the Libera! party will vote
for a bill whicn will consolidate our
greatCanadiau confederation bv a striking
example of justice aud fair "play. We
do not know if Sir Donald Smith came
ci: a special mission: but we are in a
position to state that His <.*race the
Archbishop has not been called upon
either to accept or refuse a compromise.
The furious way iu which cur local
rulers have denounced the hierarchy
would make it impossible for Mgr. I.ah-
eevln to move in the matter. There is,
then, no hope except from Ottawa. Opposition tc the remedial bill would imply
a wish to keep the Catholic- minority iii
the state cf unbearable suffering which
has weighed 0 grievously unon them
for the past six years.
The Mastei—Is it raining very hard
Thomas - The servard—Xo ;ir. onlv
hail stones. ;ir.
C-starrli Bollered in 10 fo GO Seconds.
One short puff of the breath through
the Blower, supplied with each bottle of
Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder, dilftses
this Powder over the surface of the nanal
passages. Painless and delightful to use,
it relieves instantly, and permanent!-*
cures Catarrh, Hay Fever, Colds, Head"-
ache, Sore Throat, Tonsiiitis and deafness.   M cents.
Sold by ail druggists.
thi, »S'J was the Hceue or » Very Kmnurk-
Hhle K, c .,.,,-.
One of the most remarkable hnld-upa
that ever occurred in ChloJgO took plat e
at 7 o'clock the other night on A-hiand
boulevard, the most aristocratic street bn
the wf-t side. The vi, tim, JameH W.
Sheridan, a wealthy b ewer, was relieved
of a gold watch, about fcoOO in iash ami a
pin valued at J200. The robbery was
committed hy three men. one of whom
held a revolver against ,-heridan'e abdomen, while the other me-sed a gun
against his side. The third man did the
collecting. While the robbery was going
on several of Sheridan's fiends passed
by and said "UocJ evening, Mr. Sheridan." The victim persuaded by the revolvers held against his body' returned
the salutation in cheerful tone, and the
friends thinking that he wot talking
with the three men went on their war
and left Sheridan to he robbed. The
robbery was committed on a busy street
under the glare cf an electric lamp.
When it was aii over the three men ran
away and there is little chance* of catching them. ^^
&   17. 8.   Otutoms ^Officer Thraehei*  Him
With a Cane.
With a "swish." Col. I'eck. the American customs officer at Halifax, N. S„
brought his tane down again and again
on the back of "Oat" Howard, at North
street station tho other morning. Howard just came- from Europe on the Allan
liner and warned Peck that a fellow passenger had diamonds in hiB trunk. Peck
told Howard to mind his own business.
Words enBued and then came the scrap,
durine which "Gat" got a bad boy's
The Showman's wiuo-r.
A dispatch from Bridgeport says rumors
have reached the ears of manv friends of
Mrs. Callias, formerly Mrs. P. T. liar-
num . that her second marriage is not as
happv as promised. It is net denied
Mrs. Callias inten is returning to this
country, notwithstac Hug when she left
Bridgeport it was with the avored Intention of remaining abroad for the rest
of her life. P. T. Barnutn'.- second wife
was a beautiful English girl, some 30
years his junior, whose widowhood was
endowed with a W0,f> I annuity, besi 'ea
an independent fortune in real nersonal
property, Her home at Seaside Park
alone cost $100,000, Mrs. Barnum, luring one of her continental tours, met at
Cairo a Hreek gentleman named l>em-
itiius Bey, who reported hehad extensive
olive plantati, ns on the IsUnd of Meletia
in the Grecian archipelago. Some time
after the death of Mr. Barnum tho Greek
sue ! frr her hand and won ir. and the-lr
marriage was solemnized in August of
last year. Mr. and Mrs. Callias sailed for
Europe with the intention thereafter of
making their home in Callias Island*.
There is an ill-defined ruu.or that the
olive plantations and i .recian fortune
and happy home among the islands of
the archipelago never materialised.
"Her fiance is a pronoun :ed brunette,
is he not-'' said one young woman. "Xo."
replied the other: "He is a Busslan. He
can be spelled, but not pronounced.
BeUer lu Six Mourn.
Distressing Kidney and Bladder dig.
eases relieved ia sii hours by the
South American Kjdnbt Crsx."
This new remedy i? a great surprise
and delight on account of iie exceeding promptness in reliaving pain
in the bladder, kidneys, hack and every
part ofthe urinary passages in miiiec;
female. It relieve,: retention of water
and pain ia passing it almoel immediately. If you want quiet, relief and cure
this is your remedy.
Sold by all druggists.
Old Maid—Isthis the newspaper office?
Clerk -Ves, ma'am. I >ld Maid blush-
ingly)—I see the mayor has advertised
for proposal?, and I w;uld like to adver-
tl.-e. too.
Heart lli«*» R*Ueri„.l tn 8I> »J!.*i*i'»<,
Dr. Agiiaw'a Curs for the Heart glvas
perfect relief ia ail casor of Organic or
Sympathetic Heart Disease in 30 minuter,
and epeedily etfects a cure. It i.s a peerless remedy for Palpitation, Si.omae.M of
Breath, Smothering Spells, Pain ia Left
Side and all symptoms of a Diseased
Heart.   Oue doseconvincia.
Sold by ali druggists.
Ragson Ta'ters—Vou don't knew
what it is, pardner. to be t'rowed down
bv everbody, wid no frien's nor nottizi'.
The i Ither—Don't I, I'm a baseball umpire.
He—So they were marrif i at home,
eh .- What did you think of the service-
-lit—Not mm h, it waa marked 'sterling'
but I'm sure it waa plate.
"What's that long pi ce of wiit-
ing, papa Ih it poetry >" Hastily re-
nlucing it iu hie empty pockot book —
V-yes. dear, it in an owed to your mother's milliner,
Dr. Wood'a Norway Pine Syrup positively cures Coughs, Colds, Asthma,
Hoarseness, Bronchitis and all diaeast-s
of the pulmonary organn.
Tom—That mar- over Ihere has beer.
quite successful, I believe. Bob—Perhaps bc> takea a great deal c: interest
in hia business. Tom—Yes. he ia
a pawnbroker.
Coughs and Colds lead to consumption
if neglected. Dr. Woods Norway Pine
Syrup curea [Uickly and is pleasant to
take. It is nature's remedy for all throat
and lung troubles,
Khenniafinui Cured la » Hay.
South American Hhueinatie Cure for
Rhuematism and Neuralgia radically
curea in one to three days. Its action
upon the system is remarkable and mysterious, It removes at once the cause,
and the disease immediately disappears
The first dose greatly benefits, Seventy-
five cents.
Sold by all druggists.
$50.00 REWARD.
Information wanted of John X. Mulligan, a tailor, who worked for Peter La-
mar, of Monotnonie, Wis., sis years age
and his aister. Mrs. Margaret McPherson,
who lived ia Winnineg about the same
time. Above reward will be paid for information leading to finding of right parties. Write at once to Waiter buckling
& Company, real estate- agents, Wianipag.
or dames G. Harvey, barrister. Winnipeg.
Plarold was hid to write a sontence
containing the word ••copse.'' He came
from tiddly, and the word had a familiar senna. H13 sentence read '''The
boy dodged the copse.''
Wallace—Do you think electricity will
be much in ubo during tho next  war .-
Ferry—In the next   war ?    Why   the
Spaniards are  winning  most   of their
j battles with it right now.
New Canadian Monthly.   Write at once
for particulars to
Books and Pictures for
26 Wrappers,
Seal for a list of
40C Book3 and 6 Picture*!
Just spend his Four *'
Quarters for a bottle of *
Burdock Blood Bitters {
as all sensible pcopU- do; bo- T
cau$i it cures Dyspepsia, Core
stlpatiun, Biliousness, Si;li
Headache, Bad BlnoJ, and all
Disease; of lhe Stomach, Live,-,
Kidneys,Bowels and Blood from
a common Pimple to the wars;
Scrofulous Sore.
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Lar-jest and moat Oomplsti
Good Seeds, Pretty  Flowei-s, an-i
Farm Requisites issued
in Canada
Buvzas     mtC      it Will?.*'
Tiie Steele, Briggs Seed Co.
mention 7-.1S PAPcn    Toronto. 0*r.
Son Insnrsncr- Office.   1    v
Eastern Assurance Co. ,i        s'
Qnehec Fire Assurance Company.
London and Lancashire Life Ins. Co,
British and Foreign Marine Ins. Co.
Lloyd's Piak- Glass Insurance Company
tiendral Agent,
Lowest Price:
Ever Quoted.
W:::: Fo."
SCHOOL DESKS    j New Catalogue
Tiio most p-r.mpt r,'**^-1"' Had -,-»--
feet cure for Ooug-hs, CulJs, Asthma,
Bronclilti.i, riujrscnes*. Son, Throat,
Croup,   Whooping   C-,ii^»i.   Quinsy, ^
Poln in the Cheat nnj all thruj't, 5
Bronchial and Luntf EUtfeases, iff
Tiie heating; anti-consumptive virtues w
of the Norway Pinj ;i ,- combined in m
this me 11 line with Wild Cherry an : m
other pect iral Herbs and Hatnanii to \
imilie a true spe ilflo for all forma uJ #
disease orisrluatlng; from oli.. A
Price 25c. and 50c. of
It warms, invigorates and
strengthens the system. Weil
brewed and thoroughly .matured. Recommended by many-
physicians in preference to
the imported article.
View From  th
tary ImiH'O'
'"SuTXOXf   Streets—-
■b Greatty Needed
who would hftcrir.ee con years or tr.eir life
for one-tenth of your ability, my boy;
many a popular Idol W->o hue been foisted
lllfiT iiio People Live.
^The street life   of  Rome   or   Naples
Iffortlfi food    for     contemplation     and
fought,    In tho latter place espeolally
lie Inhabitants live the greater pact of
|hi<   time out doors, ami It is DO wonder
They  express  a lively preference for the
fresh  a*r and warm sunshine when it it
■considered thu manner of abodes in which
llhey   perforce tako refuge occasionally.
lVft  these dwellings, nr at least, many of
yheiii. are resiliences of comfort and   lux-
Iry compared  tu  the  "fondaol" which
Yo vailed in   the  old  "cholera   days,*1
■hen the dreaddlsonse might be expected
Amort at any time, playing fon*ful havoo
|amoi r the people.
Tin* streets or Naples are different from
|*i'je streets  of any   other  city; they are
about as dieagreoble to survey as were the
'■flirty,   filthy   thoroughfares   in   London
Lrouwl the ;-cvcn   Dials,   before modorn
krogress   ami   the sweeping   advance of
tnunlolpal reform wiped out the   plotur*
VKjue hut unhealthy locality which had
sttnortyjioints of Interest for the artlsi and
Iwrlter thau for the advocate   of broad |
ptroots, plenty of air and good pavoments.
From the  standpoint of an American
[there is yet room for tremendous improve-
|nient  In the outward aspeot of "Nupoll,
|he lovely," aud only a rhapsodical artis-
imagination would pause in delight
nnd enumerate solely tho boautles ofthe
l*own.    !f squalor and other evidences of
greatest   poverty   ar   pleasing, then one
night   to rave in poetical fashirn about
[the city on the hay.
Inexpressibly charming from the sea,
[•only pleasure could follow tbe view from
^j.f.,r a) on<- passes (Japri ami fsehla and is
Donfrouted with the panorama of the bar-
r-bor with snowy mountains in the hack*
• ground, and nearer a coast line with in-
enumerable islands, (rapes and bold
Jpromontorles. Clustering villages rest
|amid orange groves and vineyards.
The spell of the magic waters falls
(•on tht: seafarer. From the distance one
dispofed to acquiesce momentarily In
he idle fancies of the pagans and accept
t a fact, that hero were tho 3'hlegraean
[holds, 'ho river with sands of gold, the
Jfountain of Artaola and the wondrous
Ibees and honey of Mons Matin ub. Uut
■thi*-.* thoughts fake wine as one wanders
■through the naiTow highways and by-
says wondering how It was < ver possible
t :■ ri i:i *Qrt: i ostcmi-s.
an   t:ndeslrab!e   city   should   have
Jriprung   up   on   so   fair   a   silo  and OM
[readies the'•(inclusion that   this  ooilUtry
Lf Pari benope was more agreeably inhabit
PAbytlie  les« tanglblo people of mythology.   Myth', fairies and their like do not j
Ineed municipal  boards for sanitary im-
fprovomente, building construction   coin- I
fioitteis. ho.se  visiting  inspectors, garb-  I
tige commfsiion*. boards  to  clear away
old rat trap ttru it tires, boards to keep the '
■/streets In condition; committees  to look
niter sewerage   matters,   oommittoes to !
L jo vide public baths and make the people -
lose thom,   commissioners  to   do away ;
[with the abomination of begging which
jjnay demoralize nn entire nation; com*
nlssionors to prevent,  robbery from shop-
|fteperv and to see that one price is mainlined: inspectors   tn   do   away with the
Piistastoful practice of tipping; municipal
jhtintsts to furnish some drugs for  the
Vteriniiiation of vermin, especially fleas.
The dwellers of old did not need muni-
JbJpal  regulations, hut these nre some of
ftht- things modern Naples should have.
with, ugh  touch   has been   accomplished
ulong the Lines of sanitary improvements.
Tbe sirens who once dwelt on the Islands
I did   not require a municipality; nor the
^Naiads or Sibyls who inhabited  the grot
res, but after a time the Italian (iovern-
jujent   did discover   that   this paradise
(if  land,   sea   and ale was populated  by
Fitial human beings and that- reforms were
fiiecessary in the city government.   When
hundreds  bad  been   swept away by  the
plague some of these charges were  forthcoming   and   the   people now have comparatively n fair chance to live,
Comparatively: and yet the conditions
Vet lu ill accord with what the .American
prkmen In all reason expect.      Food   is'
jnerally—or at least, often—prepared In
be street. In the coo It shops cakes and lish
| sold for about one cent and there are
innumerable   kinds of soups,   sau-
,   with   that   cboloe   garlic   llavor.
Roses  and  all kinds  uf   "fruit "f the
)sea."    Many   of the Neapolitans  gain a
, livelihood as fishermen, hut this is the
jardest labor, and tbe returns are scanty.
line dollar a day is tne maximum,    iiui
$iow do the thousands live who   havo  no
[occupation;   'This ba- never been explain-
Jed.    Fortunately tbe water supply Is the
f.best ii. the world.
■The people resort tu almost any pretext
k$0 Leg.    "ne liitle fellow tne writer met
^Jally  tried to make his living honestly;
HJMlai is, he endeavored to  give something
ipr something.    His   something   was   a
ttost remarkable talent for facial contor-
|ns,grlmnoos nnd gesticulation.  Ho was
put ten years old anil as   lie stood out-
» of the cate window,   dancing around
.,1 bobbing up unexpectedly a veritable
fct-le imp he seemed. Certainly the writer
cannot recall an actor who in his knowl-
ede ol tho trade coy Id approach the  little
halt's   extraordinary   ability.    The conation was reached that there was a gold
juie for   any manager who would take
j boy out  of the gutters of Naples and
ut him on" in the music halls of Lon-
Vor Maris, or tjte -Imilar places of en-
f tnment in New York.    Ho was glad-
given   a   copper   aud   then canio the
light: ":! hero are many alleged actor*
mm iii n ov prai Kn.
n :rss ff the head, drinking;passed aorosi
tho forehead as though wiping away
perspiration, fatigue. The Index finger
across tho mouth, anger: across the
Blanched    teeth,   defiance;   rapping   the
lused lingers against the lips, citing:
passing the extended Index and thumb
In front of the mouth, hunger; twisting
the end of the mustache, "isn't it good to
eat?" a backward wavu nf th- hand beneath the chin aud a simultaneous toss of
rho head, "not at any price,no.nothing;"
•losing the Angers consecutively with a
drawing motion of the hand, thievery;
thumb and forefinger rubbed together,
money, as with us; a prolonged shrug of
tho shoulders and both arms drawn back.
gesture deprecatory; the open fingers of
both bands crossed in from of the foce to
represent bars, a prison; and so on, indefinitely.
Dram at lo power is tho birthright oi
then»> people, and many of our trained
actors, be It reiterated, can never hope 10
approach their accomplishments, however
loudly the blatant advanoo man may bent
the drum, sound the trumpet or exhaust
the dictionary to find language to fitly
describe his remarkable, radiant and
transcendent star.
Crime* That  Murk  VY hi teen a pel, lieilmnl
i.reeii and Shoredlteh,
Whltoohapol, Hethnal Green and Shore-
ditch are tbe three London parishes which
have offered tho most rtlltioult problems
u. the city's medical officers of health
and department of police. Whiteohnpel
has become oul e bra ted because it was the
soene of a series of extraordinary crimes,
made possible by Us narrow and 111-
iightcd courts and alleys. Hethnal Green
and Shored Itch adjoin WMteohttpol, and
have n.*ny of the gruesome peculiarities
of that district, besides somoof their
own. Shored Itch, for instance, has given
appropriate birth ami breeding to more
prize-figbtore than has any other part of
Kngland. Hethnal f-reen furnishes a
larger proportion of drunkenness than dees
any other part of London of equal size.
These two parishes form a region of dense
Ignoran e which has as yet been scarcely
thinned by the operation of London's en-
lightenod School Hoard laws. Their
poverty i.s pitiful, Their morals are
rarely visible to the onlooker; details of
their habitual immoralities would till pa
Their population Is still largely Knglish
—the Knglish of the London slums.
Some outsider- have crept In. There are
Irish and Germans, and a comparatively
small number of .lews (who swarm In
Whiteehnpell have penetrated into th
twisted streets and narrow alleys, but
they are not regarded with favor. 1'rc-
* nently, if thev be orthodox, their beards
are pulled; and if the spirit of religious
reform has robbed their faces of convenient hair, tho insular toughs, juvenile
and adult, sometimes resort to missiles.
One Jew was murdered in Shored Itch,
most Impersonally, almost merrily. A
brick was the weapon, and the man who
threw it proclaimed in court that he i ad
never seen his victim before tho day on
which he killed him. lie burled death at
him merely because he was a .few. lie
had not Intended to kill him: he had
wanted pleasantly to break his head —
"Stamping Out the London Slums," by
Edward Marshall, In the March Century.
Itttsktrt on Welti en and War.
Mr   Ruskln, at the close of   a   lecture
on war. said to the ladies present: "Only
by yo ;r command,or by your permission,
can any war take place amongst us; and
tho real, final reason bo-all the poverty,
misery   and   rage of  battle through Ku-
:ope. Is simply that you women, however
good and religious, hovrever self sacrificing 'or those whom you love, are too
selfish and too thoughtless to take pairs
for any creature out of your Immediate
or/< les, Let every ("hrisi ian woman who
bos conscience toward Hod vow that she
Will mourn for His killed creatures; let
every lady in the happy classes »f el lv 11 zed
Kurope Simply vow tha', while any cruel
w».r procei-ds, she will wear black—a
mute's black — with no .jewel, no ornament, and 1 tell you again no war would
last i» week."
Dettsftj of Papulation in London »u<l N««
i he dl nsity of population in this London   area   Was   -(7;;   persons  lo the acre.
against >''■*■ persons to the new in the
whole of Uothnftl Green, There are three
Wards in Xew Vork city more densely
populated. Of them tho Tenth Ward
shows a density of mora than dlil. This
is in a large measure due io Mm greater
height of iho New Vork buildings; but
covering as they do in some especially bud
blocks, almost IC nor (|ulte,ns large a proportion ol the ground area as those destroyed in London. It is not likely that
their upper stories got inure light and air
than tho two stories which made up the
London rookeries, and i; f.'. likely that
their lower Btortes get a grcul deal less.—
"Stamping Out the London frhlWB," by
Edward Marshall, in tho March Century.
The "Western States, consi Sored ns a
whole, have 33 per cent, oi foreigners
among tholr population.
Of tho potential voting strength of this
country 13,900,000 are of Utttlve ami 4,000,-
000 of foreign birth,
Pennsylvania and Illinois have from
fifteen to twenty-live foreigners to each
square mile of area.
Over 06 per cent, of the immigrants who
come to this country settle in the north,
west and northwest,
Frightened by Slice is Succored by a Hoy
Prince a nd Shows Hluuuir Grateful.
The court was in a state of terrible excitement. Chnboola Boola Khan, lung
of the White Elephants, trembled ns ha
cried aloud for his guards, till his gold
embossed tusks danced about like sunbeams. His enormous crown, with
jewels a foot square, was hanging from
his left oar, aud his royal robe of purple
velvet was all awry. On the polished lloor
of beautiful marble mosnio lay the royal
princesses extended, with their feet in
the air, for they had all fainted. On
stools and ottomans and divans stood the
diiches.s.es and ladies of honor to the
<pteon, with their robes gothorod up,
They we ri oil trumpeting awny ns If co
save their lives, and the queen was leading the chorus.
In tho distance tho courtiers could lie
seen cutting uoross tho Holds, with the
king's bodyguard well In advanoo. The
oausoof tho panic was tho invasion of the
palace by a mouse. Wlephants, as !■■> well
known, dread mice. Tho boldest and
most warlike of them will not dare to contend with a mouse; therefore, when the
monster appeared, he sauntered 'town the
main avenue of the garden to the palace
and into the throne room. On all sides the
guards lied at sight of him. The king,
who was just- engaged in an audience
with the ambassador of a subject prince,
started from his seat, and the mouse
jura pet] In the throne and stood as upright as a grenadier. At the sight of
his bright, cruel eyes and gleaming teeth
the princesses fell fainting.
.lust as the mouse was going to declare
himself the monarch of ihe whole country, no one daring to oppose him, a, little
boy and girl entered the room and looked
about them With astonishment. When
they perceived the mouse, the whole matter was explained, and the boy started
forward,and with great boldness attacked
the tyrant. Tho mouse whioh was so
tierce with the elephants, now showed it-
sell' as great a coward as it was a bully,
for It jumped down and ran away even
faster than the oourtlors had run. The
little boy pursued it clear of the palace
grounds. When he returned be found the
king overcome with emotion, supporting
himself with his trunk, which was
wound about one of the marble columns,
while tWO of l ho stoutest of the duchesses
wiped his tears away with the great
pillows from the divan.
"oh, my country, ray country," he
was saying, "I feared thou weri lost forever.''
After a time his majesty became more
composed, and noticed the little boy, who
stood holding tho little girl's hand.
•'Hi-aye youth.'' he said, "thou hast
Vanquished tho invader. Half of my
tclndgom is thine."
Hy this time the news that the mottso
bad tied had Spread abroad and the courtiers and the guards returned, the king
resumed his throne, the ambassador of
tbe subject prlnoe came back from tho
garuen, whore he had beeu vainly trying
to climb a tree ever since the invader
appeared. The court resumed its magnificence, and. the little boy and girl, whose
clothes Wore none of the best. Linked
strangely out of place. The kinir again
addressed the brave young stranger:—
".Speak, youth, and claim what reward
you will. My gratitude knows no
Ai this the little boy answered boldly:
"Your majesty, for myself J want
nothing, but for this little girl 1 beg a
morsel of bread, as we have wandered for
days in the woods nnd are hungry."
At (his, generous speech the courtiers
applauded by stamping on the lloor with
their forefeet and trumpeting wildly.
"Vou shall banquet with me," oried
the king, "and then we will talk Of
future plans."
in the banquet hall the king sat between tho little girl and the buy. and thoy
told him their story.
"I am a prince." said the boy, "I am
Dnmar. son of King Gawar, stolen from
my father   by   tho wicked Baruck three
carrying the Utile boy and girl. The
king's army, consisting of thousands of
fierce elephants, spread across the plain,
Thoy made such a dust that King
Baruck, standing on the city wall, could
not see what- U was advancing, lie only
heard the voice of the little boy summoning him to surrender, but intend ho
called all his fighting m-?n and began
hurling javelins, darts and great stones
from the walls. Tho darts enraged the
elephants to such nn extent that, sucking
the nearest river Into their trunks, with
all tho mud, fish, rocks and logs of wood
that were in it. thev rushed atralost tho
walls, throwing them down,. Against
the king fend his fighting men they then
discharged the rivor,sweeping them away.
A log strunk Bnruok and knocked him
down, an eel fell about his neck and a
oodhsh got down his back. He fled, howling,   antl   his quoan followed him.    The
Tin'  Architecture ufKirctH  is Very   Wonderful Indeed.
A curious Australian bird Is the little
roe]; warbler (Origma rubricnta), whoso
method of nest constructing is probably
Unique among birds.
Mr.  Gould  writes: "The true habitat;
of this   speoles   is New ^ar^li Wales, ovor
which part of the country it i.s very generally distributed,   wherever situations occur suitable to its- habits; water  oourses
and   the rocky beds of gullies, both near
tho coast and among   the mountains   of
tho interior, being equally froquonted by
if: and so exclusively,   in fact, is It con-
I lined  to such   situations  that   it  never
j visits the forests, nor have I ever seen  it
i perching on the brunches ol the trees.    It
does not even resort to them as a  resting
plltoe Cor Its nest, bul suspends thu latter
te :Lt ceilings ul caverns and tht   under
brave young" prince released his father
and mother from their prison, and they
were restored to all their honors and
dignity. In return for the trespasses o(
Baruok his kingdom was declared forfeited and wa- addi'd to that of Gawnr.
Far from Aesplslng his son's feeling for
ihe little fisher girl, the good king encouraged their affection, and she was
made a great prim-ess. while hor fat fie:
became Kishmofiger Extraordinary to the
palace. **reat. feasts were given in Junior
ofthe White Elephants and their king,
and a firm alliance was made Young
Prince Dnmar made himself such a terror
to mice that none dares venture to invade
the territory of his allies, who easily repelled all other foos. and there was happiness and peace in afl the land.
■\t\r. ui
years ;tg,,. Unruck's queen came to our
palme and begged shelter, saying her
husband was pursuing her for her life.
The queen, my mother, took her in and
wepl-with her. At midnight she rose up
and, sol&tug me front my mother's side
fled away t" hi r own country, for sho had
plotted with her husband to do this.
liarnok sent a courier telling my father
that his wife was mad and had stolen his
heir. My lather but out Immediately,
and when he arrived at Mariiek's couri
he was Loaded with chains and .unfilled In
a duugoon, A messenger was sent to my
mother telling her that he was voty UL
In great distress she journeyed after him.
only to filiate his f^te. Haruck then ns*
cemled my father's throne and rolgnetl
ovor both kingdoms. I was sent to the
hut of a poor lishemian, who treated me
like a son. and this Is his daughter. Zella.
who is wilh me. 1 was three years of age
when the quoon stole nie, afid I could nol
make resistance. .Now 1 am six years of
age and resolved to fight   for my rights.*'
The little girl very modestly andsweot
ly adued to her fnater brother's tale     she
wa** resolved.   sJie  said,   to share all his
trials and dangers.
•'And what will you do now?" asked
the king, burying his trunk in a great
golden trough lull of honey.
"I will march Immediately on the city
where Buruok lives and summon him to
surrender. If hn refuses, I will baiter
down   the gates and take him alive."
"Bravo youth:" exclaimed the king.
"On one condition l aud my Whole army
will join you."
"What Is the condition?" asked the
"That you will defend my kingdom
against, mice whenever the necessity
With hearty good will the hny gave the
promise, and next day the   allied  forces
1 set out, one of the great lords of the palace
Tlm Cuulnio Clock.
•'Harold! Harold!" called mamma, In
despair. " It's time to get up! You'll be
late for breakfast!"
"'Yes: In a minute," answered Harold. Then he turned over aud went sound
asleep again.
M don't sie what makes Harold ^o
tired," said mamma, as she poured the
coffee Into the dainty cups beside her. i
wish he had a clod: that struck the
hours, and maybe then he would wake up
All the answer papa made was-:
"Km! I have an Ideal'1
When mamma put Harold to bed s-he
said she hoped her little boy would be in
his seat when breakfast was ready.
"if l had only on alarm olook," do-
slared Harold, "I d just pop out of bed in
a second!"
The next morning the sun peeped into
Harold'-window and shone right Into
his face, but he never woke up noi
moved. Then it- bright ravs touched
the glass fare of an oaken clock that
hung noon the wall. The hour hand
had reai bed", tile minute hand K\ and
out jumped acute little MM. .Me.stood
on the edge of the wooden balcony and
sang, "Cuckoo, cuckoo cuokoo!" seven
times, as loud and fasti as he could, liar-
old jumped up in n hurry, hi- brown eyes
winking and blinking as be did so, but
the cuokoo wns too quick for him. He
bowed his tiny head and went swiftly
back to his house, and tho only thing
Harold beard now was. "Tick, took, tick,
lock." as the pendulum swung evenly
to and fro,
"It's such a snrpriBo!" exclaimed Harold, delightedly, "and that, ouokoo is a
dandy' Hut he'- so quick! Why. mamma, he was all In his bouse'fore I got
out of bed! But I'll bear him to-mortow
morning, you just see U I don't!"
Thi* next morning mamma heard a.
great scrambling in Harold's room, and
before the cuckoo had finished his song
Harold was standing in her doorway, his
faee beaming With delight as he said, excitedly:
"I beat, mamma, by two songs, and
to-morrow I'm going to beat him more.
It's 'most as 'citing as a Foujrth of July
race- but thati OUOkoo bird sha'n't beat
me one single time—ever!"
And he didn't, for evitcy morning
mamma hear- thai great scrambling,
and -he knows it is Harold and tho
cuckoo trying a race, aud another thing
she knows Is that Harold. wiU beat, for he
always does!—Youth's Companion.
surface of overhanging rocks, in a manner that is most surprising: the nest,
which is of an oblong, globular form, and
composed of moss and other similar substances. Is suspended iiy a narrow neck,
and presents one of the most singular
instances of bird architecture chat has yet
come under my notice.'"
Ur, K. 1*. Ramsay has also given an
account of the species in tho Wide Bay
districts: "The rock warbler is a very
pleasing and lively little bird, and seems
to love -olltude. I have never seen it
perch on a tree, although t have spent
several evenings in watching it. It runs
with rapidity over the ground, and over
heaps of rubbish left by floods, where it
seems to get a good deal of its food.
Sometimes It will remain for a minute on
the point- of a rock. then.as if falling over
the edge, it- will repeat its shrill cry. and
dash ofl Into some hole in the fllff.s.
"The nest is of an oblong form, very
large for the size of the bird, with an entrance in the side about two inches wide.
It is generally suspended under some
overhanging rock, and is composed of
fibrous roots interwoven with spider's
webs: the bird evincing a preference for
those web-- which contain the spider's
egg-, and that are 'if a greenish color.
The moss does not-assume the shape of
a nest until a few days before It Is completed* when a hole for entrance is made,
and the inside i-- warmly line with
feathers; but when finished, it is a very
ragged structure, and easily shaken to
J pieces. The birds take a long time in
i building their nests: one found on the 6th
[ of August was not finished until the -■"•th
of that month; on the 80th three eggs
were taken from it.
"Of the Australian cliff swallow, the
'fairy martin' of Gould and other writers,
Dr. Ramsay records an instance in which
he found a mass of nests fastened under
an overhanging rock on the banks of the
Bell river. I counted,' he says 'upward
of one hundred nests, all built together
so closely   that many   of   tho   ont ranees
A Child's Qualm Saying.
Tiie Rev, David Macrae has brought together in a most interesting little volume
untitled "Quaint Sayings of Children,*' a
number of stories, many of thein old, but
nearly all of thom good. There is oue,
evid*Utly told In print for the first time,
oi A littlt girl in Aberdeen who brought a
basket of strawberries to the minister very
early ou Mondaj morning.
•'Thank you, my little girl." he said,
"they are very hiuutiful. Hut 1 hope vou
didn't gather thom yesterday, which was
the Sabljntb day '"
•■No. sir. replied the child. "I pulled
them this morning. But they wasgroirin'
all yesterday."
VUutt  I n.I lit- Mr.m ?
Two young gent lemeti mot in one of the
Pittsburg parks, according to tho Chron-
|cle*Telograph, Oni of them was wheeling
hfs first-born sou.
"Oh. good morning. Mr. Hcllctield.'' said
the proud rather. ".Now, isn't that a
pretty baby I"
"It Is, indeed,'* said Mr. Belleflold. "1
have never seen your wife, bnt I fane'*',«
child must take after its mother.1'
Do UOt SCOl'U to wear a veil in a high
Do not economize on the manicure's services.
Do not neglect the day of small uicud-
Ho not regard the pin asa substitute for
the needle.
Do not wear shoes uublaokcd or run
down at the heel.
Do not allow skirls to become fiayed or
elbows worn,
! alone   were visible,   the nest its*If  being
! built round by others.' "
Mr. -build has given the accompanying
remarks en the species as noticed by him
In Australia:
"I observed it throughout the district
j ot the Upper Hunter, as well it* in every
I part ol the Interior, breeding in various
1 localities, wherever suitable situations
i presented ■ hemsetves; sometimes their
nests are constructed in the cavities of
decayed trees: while not Infrequently
clusters of them are attached to the per-
pendcular bank* of rivers, the sides of
rooks, etc. generally in the vicinity of
water. The long bottle-shaped nest is
Composed ol inuii or clay. and. like that
of our common martin, Is only worked
at in the morning and evening, unless
the day be wet and phowesy, In the constructing ofthe nests thftse bird- appear
to work in small eignpatile-, six or seven
Assisting In the formation ol each nest.
mie remaining within and receiving the
mud brouffht by tho others in their
months: In shape their nests are nearly
round, but vary in size from four to six
ir seven Inches in dinmotert the spouts of
Rome being eight or nine Inches in
length."—(sood Words.
th   Was (ireeut-T Thau Onus,
The Louisville Com mercial prints a
srory ai the expense of a gentleman of
that city, not sparing his name, which is
liero omitted. This gentleman, wishing
to take his family into the country for
the summer, looked at a small farm With
i view of renting it. Kverythlng was
very much to his mind, and tho negotiation was nearly completed, when the
juestion of hiring also the fanner's oow
:anio up. She was an excellent cow, the
farmer said, and even after feeding her
;alf would give live quarts of milk a day.
"Live quarts a day!" said the oity
man; "that is more than our whole
family could use.'*
Then, noticing the call', following its
mother about the pasture, bn added ;
"I tell you what. I will hire the small
tow.    1 think she's just about our size."
I send description of a farm gate,
cheaply and easily made, strong and not;
ipttO sag, J have made several for my-
JClf and am well pleased with them. Tho
lingo piece •is 4 feet 0 inches long, 3 x 4
'inches, rounded at the ends, and banded
lo prevout splitting. X round rod 84
inch in diameter and about 5 inches long
is inserted In each end a bout 3 inc lies; tho
lower rod or pivot   should   have a  flange
levlded on i I Q Inches from ono end. At
the foot of tin* post sink a block of wood
or stone so i hal its upper surface will be
level with the ground, En its upper sur**
■ ■ mortise a hole about 3-Inches square
audi 14 Inches deep: In the bottom of
this-1 ■■!•• lay a piece ot an old buggy spring
; h ches long ; on It place a blank #-6-inch
uut. Tiiis w ill be a step for t ho gate to bo
pivoted on. Set the gate in the step; take
apiece ol [dank tboitl IS indies long;
bore a 3 4-Inch hole, 0 Inches from one
end;.put the plank on tin-top. and pivot
and spikt it securely to top of gatepost.
i ;ie j_ 'ie ■ .■ igs 'i; :■'■: i er a'rei '--u and
does not pull on the posl so hard R.*i£
bung on hinges,—Subscriber.
Live Stock Notes.
Fowls should ne\er be confihedMh such
close quart* r.-j that they can uut take good
The K.-irni Journal of Kentucky funis in
one of Its Kentucky exchanges ,i report of
tho sale of L'\-ny mares for >-y, and n trio of
Minorca chickens for $3a,
Blanketing makes the coats look bettor,
still there is a probability that where kept
instable-* reasonably warm that there is
actually less danger from sicklies--., the
animals generally keeping iu better health
vhen not blanketed at all. With those
that are driven, however, a certain amount
of blanketing is necessary, and there are
driving horses thai are unquestionably
benefited by clipping, when, of course,
blanketing becomes imperative, but. there
are comparatively few animals on any
stock farm that it, would  be advisable toy
Compare I with corn, thore Is more protein in oats and less of the carbo-hydrates
than lu corn, Oats contain about, 9.25 per
cent, of protein and corn about 7.90, while
corn contains abo-lt 67 per cent, of carbohydrates aud oats48 percent. Thus, for
fattening purposes, com is superior to oats,
bul for animals that produce milkoraru
growing, oats should hi' fed. Corn is
usually cheaper than oats, which brings it
Into more general use, but It Is more
economical to feed oats to work horses,
growing Stock, cows giving milk aud laying hens thau to use coin.
The cheapness of potatoes is leading
many poultry men to USO them extensively as ifx-d for fowls. A few can perhaps
be thus used with profit; but potatoes,
however cheap, -hould never const it nto
the main ration. Tbo cooked potato is
soft, and mainly composed of starch. It-
is. theoretically, a pour egg producer. Wo
have fed potatoes, using only those left
from tho table: but even these lessoned the
egg product until we gave over feeding
potatoes to tho hens and fed them to hogs
instead. Tho hen requires whole grain to
give its digestive organs enough to ilo. and
however dear wheat may be. it i-. all
things considered, the cheapest food for
fowls that are producing eggs.
An Klectrlc ".Motor Cycle.'*,
El eel rlcal man u fact urers appear to have
taken up in earliest the matter of producing a practicable electric cycle. Tbe attempts hitherto made in this direction
have been, as a rule, either complicated.
Inefficient or expensive, aud sometimes
have been open to the three objections.   A
motov .\ el" whifh Iimb   Lrpii fleeto-ned bv n
_\>w Vork firm shows m many respects a
decided advance on previous types. It is
intended to be operated at a maximum,
speed of twelve miles an hour over ordi*
nary roads. It cau maintain this speeA
for four hours, tbus giving a traveling
distance of forty-eight miles. Twamotors
are employed, each of one-half horsepower, and weighing '24 pounds each.
These are geared independent ty to the two
tear wheels. The storage batteries which
supply the motive power for the vehicle
are of « specially light lead-zinc type, and
weigh 135 pounds. The total weight of
motorcycle, including everything, is '3\o
pounds, which is much lighter than any
vehicle of equal efficiency vet oroduced.
II frequently happens thnt one desires
to make use. for an emergency, of a stall
or pen in the stable which is uot at hand,
and for which there may not be convenient
room «v fl permanent struct nre. Onr
Illustration shows how such a pen may lie
made III a   moment's   Liinc* In  a  corner
that ordinarily may be used for other purposes. Two gates are made and hinged
against t he Avails in t he manner shown,
Ordinarily they are folded back snugly
against eliicr wall, but when flPpeil or
"1>ox istall'' is suddenly needed the two
ends are swung togel her aud locked with
hooks, ami tiie needed accommodation is
secured. Such gates should "nave slats
quite near together, and should be of good
height to accommodate both large and
small animals.
The talkative listen to no one.—Plutarch.
A groat fortune Is ft great slavery.- Seneca.
Man is name of honor for a king.—Chapman.
Wi! —the pupil of the soul's clear eye.—
Sir John Davies.
Duly ihe base believe whatthe base only
She neglects her heart who studies her
glass.—La vft tor, '
Took Another Man's Property
by "Mistake,"
hull ( lub.
To-morrow is Palm iMinilay,
Next Friday will hu (jixik Friday.
The  Nanaimo  Poultry Show is  nun-   Not Evdl to Jill Allll'l'l id'.l
tionetl for IfloO in   Lho   Provincial t-sti-
— A number of extra men w ire engaged
Insl week—wiitrliinj! others workin-- on
And Acquitted Upon Agreeing lo I ay  i1m, , ,,,:1, i,,,. [or u .-t2ji,—, Lmlldin-*'.
for the Same—Peculiar Phase M,   williani SIuLeod ami Miss Hal   i
"Of Nanaimo JllSl ice." l'ujier, Hnii'-liler n    Ur,  .Hired  liaper,
v. ,    married ou   i '     ta\ evuui.i
I:. !.'. Haitian I otii     tii   .
Very extraordinary proceedin-js are re-
Fox and .his. Yates were among a
; parly who left for Cook's Inlet, Alaska,
■■  final match  for lho Junior Cup
, lo\ iclorhi ,*, io was to have taken place In Victoria
I""'""1" leetlonwith the arresl ol   .„ |m|
II   lllll
.hihii U ilhanis for petty larceny.   H up-   <;ll;
Mn. Ili-x. Phesusv  is  authorized  to
solicit and   collect  on   behalf of   this
OOt-  -*fer'
.Ins. 1'
! party w
Mr. ami Mrs, George Raymond  and
Consequently   the   Swifts   Will   Nol   family have returned from their tripto
Ride lo Victoria To-day und         California, ["',1
tile Match is Oil', Kev, Canon G I, who has been spend
ing some time in  California, left San
11 iseo f,,r home by the direel steamer
sailiin Wednesday, and Is expected here
Messrs. A. 11. Johnston of this city
,■   |    imm  the Junior Wan In.-.-  anil Capt, John   Irving of Victoria arc
*S!7Z5r^ZZZ1^233Xm<: a*^!EE,3l!n3£Er.,SI2Ha5E STZTSEJag '■
pears ho purcHaseil i
'""•  and  :        lanali -S.wftn is poatp I :i; :"    rospeetliig party Ihat left on
ti,.,,  (im.   ,u  « .,.,                    ., . i'ii steamer Ka nliow Ihursoay for lix-
,                  ,,                                             • u pn cut.  Hio reason for ins snii- ,„i„ i ■„,„■
Webb s store on Commercial street I  curing  pr hi     i   im-  I. ,• iiiiiicb oi . una isiuuii.
afterhlsdenarturetliODroDrietormlssed   I'"'- '••    I  :'                             ,   ■ ■'  - '   i"l'"'expected change ln the pro-      Capl.G hson, first niateof theEverett,
...     ,,,,,     ,    ,,     ,. ,,        i      Ing tlie'mmill I    .                             neai me is ultrihutulile to the   uut thai has remained ovor during tho present
» quantity o   fishing tackle,o   the val\w     ...,_ , trip of the whalehaek, rdcr to locate
     '                                ...     ..   ,. ,. ,,   •    •     ,  ...■       ,   • .                 ■   . hisfamlly atChema nuB,where they wll
I ,..,., auyconiesslou whatever in Ihe remain tor tho summer.
*■'"•''""! ru    ire to and from Victoria.  Ke-
rn-i ii.i    .... i.
men ildin   ,                ul       .... :   '" I"-'"*1    ■' " r" "'•"''' Sor "ie
I luiistniiir ■ -'. lie. lie    'ilted, and   It  was  cxpei ted
Charles Wllllui   ,, a teal            . ictorv  am ngemenl   would Ri™ ""''.'"' Wednesday evenin   fnr re-
ore miaul  a good  atten i urn hein ;
of about -fin, which he Buhsequently
foun,I in Williams' possession, Upon
Mr. Webb applying to the magistrate for
a warrant ni arrest, he was told t" "go
and tell his troubles to n policeman," or
words to that effect. Acting upon this
advice, Mr. Webb told his grievance to
the police, and the culprit was prompt ly
arrested by Constable Neon, On lieinu
arraigned, however, Mr. Webb said he
had no wish io proceed with the case if
the prisoner paid for what ho took, heing
willing to believe that the articles found
Members of the  Vim inm fntermeill-
companv's farm, had !  ,1... -.,..,,,HTu
i.nispui i.m n,,i oi   prcm-nt, hut the eleelion  ol     tiicers    . *
'I'   '         '■    '   ' ''v---.ll   ""'•• I'ielerrcl until next Wedues       evenin,
Ie."''      '   ' I      ■"    "             thofu vi            ii   tan    -oniid- n ,,.,„-,,,, „    l8tl,;,
■■•"••I-'** cration Ir a soulless corpora    in thai nation and ell'eclive work this season
Tlm Indian       tin /  -ml nol,      mil  i    li n    and all that which is victory hall won.
im'  a  big mei'liim n Island to  then         .       ie request of the      h    :;^ -   ■                                                         - ,,
in the prisoner's possession were taken   protest against th,- u ol uot i     rn      i-d, but ii   y were -   iiii"i ,.,...,,
bv "mistake."    The prisoner lost no  mentinprold      n i    y  loiild he required to pay ; ie in- V, aft' 1 < IIS NllilCC 10
'  . ■. ...       ...;n l...   .      i ,■■;.....  ;.,,    ... *
time In assuring the courtly was a "mis- will bo made by the ..   kiu.b-.-ivu          in  ivhii-h ■■ ■■  into ell'ecl  i<>
take," although he wus very willing to tribes. dav.    I." to hi amended for
pay for the articles taken—apparently      That the sealin i "  i   ;' extortionate  de-
more aB the price of his liberty than the going to be a si .. usav-  "           '  ""'    ■          ■    '" ' "
fishing tackle,   Upon this assurance Mr. [ng,   not   n   solium il   I      iluni  '    arc that, luture mati-hes will bearr    ged
Webb   was   allowed   to   withdraw   Iii-- s,-l nn- huvl i   d ordi    ivitli tin* K. -Jc J        hwaj      lull, oul
charge, ami the prisoner was, lis dmrged ! mirily ho  considered  u   fail   amount   ol   "■  ''    tirrun-      ems.
Comment is hardly necessury on the par- auccess. atiii.iv      \ . wandeuerr.
tii'ulars of this case, as thev s| eak very      j),,, |jfG ,...
■fiirciblv for themselves of tin -stion-
:   ■  owiii|   '   lhe pi iflonnul ,n Ihe Ath-
I man  "ii  the cm                      , Moudav   le, ies, who h                 the Wauderers   if
able character of the proceedings taken,   „„„.,.■,;..    (Vhileu p\      . .. on    i          ri   :ut ground this
..,, "       T*^'*7.      • .   i              a. piece of coal   .            <»i il                  'noon           , K, H. Orninnioud; full
( 1-umpetS     ( iilivicteil.              agitinsl    .....                 ... .             ligr     ;   I al
John Cleaver   was arraigned   hefore   pTatform. , A. 1  n*i    n-r, M. Di]lfie,I. Thomp-
Magistrate Simpson  Saturdav -nlng,      There seems a pr ' ibili vo IVib       ""             >           Jiiley; left win .    .
when  it developed the evidence would   I'eating the "   ■■'      ■■       ■ ■   ;   Ighl  wl.1 .  V.
•■    .     ,          •         ,             ■ •            ,.       fin'the roumi iii;,            'li nn         (nay,    ..   lliouilison; linesman,   do   B
not substantiate the suspic on a   first  '           '"""". ,..„ ,,.....
co and Nanaimo .:: capiiun win-   " •""' •
entertained against him, and the case  uing the ^'.llliillcred   bv tin riieWan erers will play the following
was postponed.    The case came up fori beating the record. r;"" : Goal, tl, Partrl ge; hacks, 11. A,
final hearing on Wednesday, when Mr.     The whalehaek   Kverotl tjowurd and Gimj. Stewart; huh-bacKs,
the prosecuting.. ,,ey,   Tuesday f„
ulars of 111
G. I". Cane
asked-ilmpl'v for conviction for ,on  o s, W, IV leu, It, Livingston, C
assault.    Hi's worsCip Baid he had  nn   revehn-imi In the urtol  navla
doubt  the prisoner had been guiltv ol   left for San I
assault, and   sentenced   him   to three  day  nun.
: .   ,11   T. Fall
id A. T. Goward.
V10I.KT8  v '.-. jriSIIKO.
!       Violel    ol   N'orthileld  pul   up a
Celebrated •
White Rimmed
^"ll1.! tt Ull   l  V i.  I'.
c 1 I
Aii,I why you slionlil got  your Wlmcla
i,'l .ii',,',1 nl
JOS, ffl, BROWN, Watcbmaker.
VII Kinds   |>,.,.,.,,.. ,,.,;.,,,,1        At
,: ,,., flies UeillllJ|lietlZe(l Short Notice
nv Bl-IH.'I M. M 1' lll.N'EUVon the I'romlsoa,
I'liio iiml l'oni]iIlciiteil Wi'irlii'. nnil Cli   t-
(',, ;•.•.!'; Cleaned and Repn red
Owing to many lines of goods \
h 9ing de layed in transit which
we c: rpoctedhere Tuesday we
will postpone our sale for a t
few days.   Our Dress Goods
are in and they are Special
( IASH    \)\iY   GOODS,
M and 43 Commercial St.,      Nanaimo, B.C.
f loneer Steaia Laundryj
have opened a Branch Office in t!ie
McAdie Block, Victoria Crescent.
Parcels delivered  in the city free
Terms Btrlctly cash, ('. 0. I).
Hepfiirs Xeallv done.
(shirts, Collars ami Cuffs a Specialtv
Willi V. LAHOH DMA' empl,,yei'l
FiuoCYn.OJI  TKKS, for Bli-ydes, in SI i It.
i\li   I'll VI-EI.   STHKI I"
Lodge Notices.
!iox (.»:
months' imprisonment with hard labor, time friuu her arri   u at th                                     ame  Si iy with the Juuioi
hinting, however, that he mlirhl thank her depiirlure hein i hours,                               rors ol  Victoria in the se   i-l
His daughter's stubbornness Istrenirtji A. new drill for | •                                              iuterni    Into championship, but   --,„.,.,-.. <-;...,
of mind for not having rendered  him- rlola 1                                         Cm                 lutes were uu bi   llieni, ami  they |
Self liable for a much I vler penalty. uveniii , u desii-  '"'   tne match with S goals to a in luvor
His worship thanked the ladies of the Inali ie follow ing i -  '" their opiionenls.
W. C. T.   ','.  for   their  coniinendable iliatc o|     it.lon.   i a iiknkfit match.
course  in   the  case, and  assured    in sotitl                                                 ,, ,,.i, , ,r  thc   i,,.,,,,,-.; ,„• n
they could always depend ii|  the us- liest • uiun '■ '       ■   h       i   i ■ - ■ ■'   uhler wus in u ed In
Bistance of the court in their philun- the depth 1 match «    , Vaneouvt-i      ill be  in   filbert's Mall, W             ■■.."                         liiulo'cliil.i'i'iiii'     y'Vlirlii'u'o'xyin,
tllropiuwork. .--ii,,    ■ l'riilav In   iveen  the I lor    uim.w evening at 7:30o'clock.   Visiting ,  ,., .;,,,,..,,,,,, ,„„.,., .,,,,.,.
:" '"• l '","' ',' 'Uied the court tliut the ,-|VllII     .,                                                                                   u hv 15. 11. Dr -   brethret illally Invited to attend,         n,       ,vi - -;u„     r     mroui
prisoner had  surrendered the parental n,s\,\,        , 1'nun. Waostaki-, Sec,    Hi          I tiu-iloor nml u  u ivlililn
control of  his daughter to the .Sisters ol ,mnia  .                                                                                          . .■ „,.,.. .__.__.._„..„. ™_„  "I've foinat ii nt Inti," siiysDrliiu o'l.yuu.
the  (i, mil   Shepherd   at  Sa|iperl    hy „lWl.vi       ,   nl -                                                                                                                                                                  V>'e sli ,el linn nurpnlt iHHito. klrt iinrt rnn-titdo, |
whom her spiritual  1  bodily welfare !ll;,,n     ,\ „                                                           t\,cyi,r,. W%/ty%% ■:.-,:./^la,-^ bW<&%&**> . •;.
tlrlin O'l.yun Iiml no l„„,i- lo weur,
So In- i-iiiau i" N'uuuiiiio tn liny linn 'i pnlr;
"I'll lni\i' mil' iiulrortliii-kuutlotioiiiilt'iif thin,
ii i rnii rn,I HliltHiild'n,' unyii Hrlan U'l.ynu.
Tnlrrman  /.,„/,/,■,  .V, . .;.'.". ,Son« ";' St.   lie limiu-il tlu-Ktonwnll nlmig tho inalii ronto,
r,',,,,   .. '■ hi-woel.-lvi I1,    I.',.,'1,1   Snys'ie;  "1 right nun I've not y, ., li   ,
'•'"•     ''   V!        ,?,'•' I     i  '   '   it -    ■   li-nvo  1} " hi   ilin,
.-       I., \ \      ,.. .       ■ ■ ■  i . .. . ■-.»      Jim.       . . . . .        . . . '.. '     , ., ,
1). M. STEWART, Proprietor.
Whom her spiritual and  bodily welfare .,,.,„,     , ■ „
would be cared for at the. monastery ol ,,ls..;,.,,       . ...   ilo thc
Our I.aily ol Charity until  she became streun
of age. <t( TheH  i   ;-'   of thl   city will cele-   <'
,,,,.,.   »,„:, ;   I.   i,      •,. brill
i iu- iir lis   paelllc. ^
. Siib itiiahsni  on   I • . SI,        ,-j
It is rumored there is a prol Illty ol .,,,„„,    .    ,,,,,,.,. UI„|   ..    .. ,
the resumption of negotiations hetween I   ■■   ,|ars' hull, ( race
the Provincial Government and the gen- '
tlenien  who  arc   associated   with Mr.'S •    '      ' ■ -' ■
,,. ,      .      ,       , I he a i  lie
Rithel  in the  British Pacfic Rudwav      ..■     ,. ,
. ,, , ,   ,       , .    ,. I he Prodigal Son     li ■
scheme.   It is stated that the capitalists ,, ,. ,      .    ., ,i
concerned are prepared to incren«e thei       itor, is   n
cash guarantee l'r,,in.i J iii.lllio pr r, in.ii "'. mid at, I   a same
while on the other hand, a number oi it
the supporters of the Government, al* prizes It to tl
though opposed  to a rash bonus, have lowed  to ham   ■ it,
expressed their willingness to fuvorabh purl ,\   '• ;: ■  in      -v,
consider the Idea of an augmented land      Inspector Mc ;
grant.   At present, however, as it is the |ahon- In   ;,niv       , irltish   (
cash subsidy from the govern nl  ami C(l|m,   ■    , , hutch of fi
the city oi  Victoria us well us from tbe |lt.|ll(l m      ,,,, inigan and Pi
'.' inion Government which the par- |„k<>s.    Mtui-i ickeve sal-   e>
ties concerned partlcn arly rcpiire, the , ...    „,     , ,„   \
prospect is hut slight of any further ud-1 iii„,riltc.,i, .   5
vances being made witn the railway pro- |  !:!.,     . Vl
ject-at any rate for the present   "Hu .,.,.;,:,;,    ,,,;,'     i,oo;i, Inclu
why,    asks the  ( mercial   Journal, ,1,,,.,.,,.  ,     ,
"should there not he an  effort   de to      ....   ...        ',    ,,,     .    ,     .
push  through, at anv  rate, to  Barker-       ', ,!'      " ,;' '
ville, thus securing for t onstcilies "f i*1"'1""11  ., ''
the trade of Cariboo, which the C. P. it. ""' "!"',:l  ''"'     "".'''   "  :"   '"""■
seems to he determined to dive,. In un •-'"";'!"""•"
eaaterly direction. We advise the frlende !'"'   l",i   :.   '
and supporters of the enterprl o to do ' '•""■!''■
Grand 0 jenine
K'Mah Bakeryl
tins n>'i, hiuiuoil 'lid ;-   hiiIv ono ,,|
purine-*!! Inn, retired; Inn
lur Celebrated Bread
Is miulu by tho Biimo linn Ih, and <•
mow vim tlopond upon nulling thu 611
-**- -**-J   Jr   v
-v Wu'vo  ■      - .   ,;;  11:  n . i\ ■.  wiiml 1 i-rHn.
^'' ■■ suit vou'vu boots (orthu iiiilliun," nnya ilriAii
(' t.ohiSl'h.iiiiiis, ..'.iiriiiiiK ' lirolSweet Bread and
A p,, iml,i f'cwti hi   aioncv. fi,c wi- sell only for   ',-..,,,•''»   r.)V,, ■
2, Totlli        'III   ■     •'     "lie  '■   I ■   -*-.i-     .J...I-V...  m»Mmmurn
\ III yo         Uriim U'l.yna
( ■■ [ there's n leak In tlm *; not your shoe. I''1 1 llio presont l'roprlotor,
ff .1,   1 li ku 11 i" ,i liitncl I, llint'« nil ; ',,i i I li
.i, ii.    ,;; 1. . i- ,ir p-ueli , .     ■    In yi u "i" In,
-, Aid tin' etinrKu .,','.ie Ikouolhiii';," miyAllrlii
(' 'i';.' nil.  ^
:  • Jlillinery,
WHITFIELD, the Shoe Man. ^PliljgtOI} fjOLCi.
(.| VlOTOUIA ClIKSCKST, .\.\.-.'.MMo.
(' !
ip The Most Complete Stock
iadies'Cape sand rackets,
Am! Fancy Dry Goods.
Gent 1'
Ml.'. .1. A. THOMPSON
IUvIiii ' 11111  ;".'.',: tho erection nl {hu ,\rllu [I in |
< il ill  N '. ..'ni:'. 1'. 1,'. tii Ih IiiiiiiIi „' mi
poinin   :.-. ■  hotvl i • imi, ; <•  .,,■■; to rocoli
in, 11 ifol ntlily (.'lltcrltlltl tl'.i  i . r '
In prcnldoil ovor ty  Mrs. Thompson, nnd i1
Tnbluil'llotu eouNtiuitly prn.iiii.il ivlili nil i.
I il'-liciiili's ,,i inc -.-.,., 11.   CoiuliliiQil with ti.i'l
"1 •      T      • oluKiint inm, hell n nn:.,enis. ilk-\lsin,r ::
I nTtlll '    "i! 1 11 CFQi    '■'••"rroiiuilHigs of tho most I'loumuit dem-rlp.
' ill ii. i-'-il I ii ~p  ■''■■''■ i
Cits Market
Popular Entertainment.
their utmost to prevent the Vancouver r;,,e Vl"   ' ' "     '
Island   railway   herrlim    helnu   drawn ' i'!   "Kr,    'I','"1'1?
across the trail." ' ; '••"'■  "' '   '  -*   ,' '    !..""' ■'
^_^^_ 11 1 .'in.-, "I a- "the oa nnedv   ()
Midi   Sue.   n 1"    n    ■ : : ilo   p"■'.
1 rlvi
> '   ''     4
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The following programme will he rendered at the hall of the V. M. ('. A. tills
evening 1
I'.iiir 1,
Piano siilo    Mrs. Senton
Her, who hu      " linn rlv,     ei
in and  from his   ranch,   u us,  I" ,n her   4
with his team   nd , swept I
Biriiclioi   I'm   : i . i riioon hy tl
mv ill  und treu ■'    on    «u   rs « i :
I8H   till'   SI l    'in nil  Ills re-     **
21,1111   IJSS. McGF8^0P'S Mssale and Retail Batcberi
Victoria Crescent
SnuL'                       Miss K  Slink, ire tempting to cross the Ui   in  Ids re- J
Vioiinsoio .■.■■•;:.MT..:. SK'itaS ,,ir,"Ttri"'P,*•«i\°     ) «„"»
Drama, "A Poor Relation," hv the I. 0.  I Jes. I'lUgerald      rl, ' up thi nur •!»
,;    If    I, ll,,('..,    ,   .', ,. "',    It     >"'■'■ I   di    '•   .               Hid   lOCttll'd ^*
, i.   i .  i ,i .ini.iiiii   v 'nn n.in\ . .,...,  i  i . J
The : : :
Restanrant and Chop House
CoMMKROIAl, Stiii:i..t.
' }' Uu horses and ivu    i i     i       yni
'"'   '• low m here the m-,-1   >nt o    . -n I, I ut u ■
.  .. Mrs. Seal,ni   truces of Sue could he  found, nor hits
Miss M, Slutkespeure any been since,
 Mr. Hale , -.    ■■
I.ISIM'.ss   S0TK.-S.
Piano solo..
Violin solo .
Drama    "Box und (
Chairman, Mr. Geo, Campbell,   Ad
mission, Hie. p. Oahle A (',,., elgur makers, conlem-
 *>» i plate opening s hranch In Kootenay,
Important Canes Filed. Aarangements are helng made hv W.
In aooordance with the aet which em- ('. s,.,,n to tako over the Sloan iS Bcoll
powers  the   Lieutenant*'Governor-in- esiatc.
Council to obtain the opinion of the Mrs. Thns. 0. Morgan of Nanaimo has
SupremeOourt upon anv important eon- "I"'"'/1..1" millinery, etc., on Granville
Btltutlonal or  provincial  queRtiou, the  *"'"'"''' N" mi''-
oases involving thi Btltutlonallty nl rtenborn proposes to keep pace with
the Sinali   I lei its Courts ami  thu Coal ,l"'  """'s ""  ,Ih'   '■■"' question,    He
Mines Regulation  Act fas to that pro. will carry the best lines lu  the market
vision which prohibits OnlneBe working this season,                                            \i
underground) were Hied with the reglB- Owing lo delay In transll of goods,|J
trar ofthe Supreme Court on Thitrsdav, Steveiiflon it Go, have  nostpnnoil their
It is not likely, however, the discs will sale lor the time being, imi are olferlllg
he Rtglied for some time,as the Minister special lines :,s |hey arrive.
of Justice of Canada Is entitled to  he Spencer's spring openli •ems l,,-
l.eird, and also any parties that may he dav, lint nn lulennnte description nf lhe
interested in the que ''tions. hiindsoni mda dlspluved i   Im
,„"        If J   ,„., Thev must hu seen tn he appreciated.
. .   .'■■••■■<■■■'" rwe- ,T;s.s ,1 a, i'',.ai, showiugthe
Spring is now fairly upon us,and bus- |.,.,.., un,| „„,s,  fushlonahlc  styl
iness Is springing into new life in Byn- millinery, Inclmlinii   ladled' and
pathy  with the natural  revival.    The dren'fl bins and bonnets; (lowers, featl
harbor also'has counnenecl  to wear a   ',s "n ||R' l:l IS ''"''
lively aspect, and the reports  from  Sun Ihofl. Kitchln sets the pace forndver-
Francisco (our contemporary to the eon- tlflers, aud knows wl       tn advei
trurv   niilwithstandiug;   indicate  good j"'ing the Ik-si. i-esul   ■  Kaslo Is the com.
prospects abend,   (lur advertising col- '"B town of the Province, in lilnopinion,
urn ns this week also feel  tl fleet of and his irituinentsari nvlnclng.
the Improved conditions, and Indicate Mr, Chas. Martin, long nnd fnvornhlv
8 returning confldenoe that ii is hoped known as the pr lei ir nl' i in (I  .
,;  ■   uliire will nut betray, : ntel   ill  I        ultv,"             '
  '       ,.| nt Id'    own It I      :    I   i
"I'm-: M.i.i, adverti   men. .
bent re ui ins, i Ulooe to oilier parties,
■^»-a^*^tk*^'ifc,*^'t'.%*^^-^Tv^^-^%'»i.n-*^%'*''*-i»/v,i^i'a.^/-i Oystora in cvory si vie
:  Motils, 25o. nml upwards.
"^s'*? Good Hods, 26c. und upwards,
*r{r, 8pring Ohiokon always ou hand,
Try Philpott's Tomato Catsup
iie. ami SUe.'per liuttlo.
MV Never Sleep.        Open I'lii ami Sight. I
I', i). Rox L".'7 Telephone 7-8
Vs'v   foi'     -'- ( ClIAStl'AGNK ClDKIl
i Soda Watku •
Lawrences te™m,L
Minillf,i,.|nr,.t',,f'l',.Ill) urnill'O lM'llil..-.S\ rnns.Ac,
lli'llvrrc I In-U I" I'll   I .« nl  cllniliil ilclnlty
trfr I'l.imi'i ntlpnilun uhIiI loililmilii-fanlun.
IcIciiIi.mic -j.|, I-. O. llox 70,  NANAIMO,
C. C. MeKENZIE,    /'
Land Agent and Conveyancer,;
Town I,,,Is iim,I KnniiH fur Sal,,.   Mnncv lu t.nun
nn Mortgugoat low rules
Agent (nr Hie l'nlii',1 Kin. liiHiiriinco Company I
i Mum licstcr, Knglnud,
JIST RECEIVED-- All West (\\i
of England Cloth. »
Your Choice for   -   -   -
OVERCOATS—A tine line of those Heavy
Chinchillas.   Will clear at $20.00.
Private I>ourdiim:   for eent.
Two Large Stores
Wallace Street,
ami run . . . UNION BREWERY,
Tin- Fashionable Tailor,
Commercial Strei l.
j (hilmn Cigar Factory.
Our Oigiui aro rando of tho Choioosl Hftvano
TobnoaoB.  Our ffttnouB
Cuban Blossom «»
Black Diamond
Am cnlli',1 fnr cvcrvwlieri'. nli'l lire Bliporlor In
uii.v Im por toil I'liiiir.  Mule by Union Lnbor,
SI, J, BOOTH, Wbarl Street,
On Victoria Orescent, in best
situation, Rent moderate. For
particulars apply nt
Market, Bastion Street,
Stot\mors BJid Shipping suppllod on shori iiotiro
m \VhoIo»ftJe Pricos.
J^IflH'l'    VAM'K    IN


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