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Surrey Ti
No. 25.
Vol. 1.
agent for the celebrated
Raymond Sewing Machines
anil in future will carry a stock of the LatOS Styles of Machines, also
Needles, Oil, Ac, &c.     Prices arc so  low nnd terms so easy that
it will not pny you lo bo without one
«        Every  Machine Guaranteed.
still selling
Stoves at Cost.
Hardware, Paints & Oils, Tinware, tlranitcwaro, etc.
A. GODFREY, New Westminster, B. C.
Parnell & Gunn,
The Westminster Grocers
and Feed Merchants.
Call and see them, and Save Money
when  in Town.
kOW" Opposite C. P. R. Station) 807 Columbia St., Westminster, B; C.
os) bw westminsteb.
Manufacturers of and  dealers in
Rough & Dressed Lumber,
Litb, HhtaglM, Moulding!, Plain and Fnncv Picket*. Doon, Window*) Vtom.ee, Blinds, Turned
Work, etc., and nil KUldl of Interior Flullh. l'lnln nnd Curved llun.elf", H'.ovo iin-i OUlce
KUtllltcr. l-'rult ijii'l Sitlrnon linxvi*; Net-flouts Al: Importer* of I'lntt', Fancy aud Common
Window OMUL   Ufc. Yards aud Warehouses, Columbia Street West
R. JARDINE. Local Manager.
Cloverdale Blacksmith Shop.
Practical Blacksmith, does light and heavy blacksmithing ot all kinds
on short notice nnd nt moderate rates;   Horseshoeing a specialty;
made tn
Mu Smss aho Warns
Pot Sale at
The Leading
Public Library Block
Sgiht  for  the
Established    1886.
Office and Yard : Columbia street,
second door oast of Queen's Hotel
New Westminster, B. C.
Althou«b our Mnrblo enmeb from other ootin-
•rlo-i WO import It Mi tbu lough nml -to our ninn-
tifnrtiirtiiK itml polish In.- ou tlio pruinliQi. Tula
■nvo» iinyiii-z n hfKh iiuiy, wlilt'h would o( colir*-*
t)j uttimiit'.-ly -mid I-j* our customer*,   "u nUo
Keep In stock a Ian-.-, tiiiortiuent  ot  tlrmtUo
Miinumeiils,   m>ub, SwudUh, l4ibradui, vtu.,
,'roni ilk- l.inKt iKh i;iii,
Call or writi: for design nud piIoua.
ALES; HAMILTON, Projirlotor.
HOGAN BROS.,  Proprietors.
flic llnr Is supplied with superior Liquors noil
clioloo Clg.irf, find tlio WHftnrs nro iittu'iiuvu
uud   obllKfllR.
*M»i, strootf Sp.iwIM ,H« v.,n e.nmn.,
Suuiiky Timks till Iho end ot the
year for 25 cents cash in advance,
Mm. Wm. Rammagjc, of Seattle, is
visiting with Mrs. Duncan Muc-
Kenzie, Clover Valley.
Mu.Ai.kx. Hamilton, of tlio B.C.
Monument Works, 1ms ii change of
advertisement this week. Bead
whnt liu hus to say.
Mn. A, II. P. Matthew removed
his family to Langley thismorning.
Ho has secured  very  comfortable
premises In his new held of labor.
Mn. A. N. Aniihiison has completed the season's fishing operations, and has returned to his
ranch, where he will Ii 11 in his time
during the winter.
Tun wild ducks are coming in
for winter quarters, and several
good hugs nro reported. Drs.
Sutherland and Kay hugged eight
pair on Monday.
MESSRS.       IiYTK    &     WlllTTAKKlt
finished threshing on Tuesday,
their return of griiin being thirty
tons. Most of the farm was in
grass und clover this year,
Ox Saturday lust, potatoes wero
quoted at $M to $10 per ton in
Westminster. On the same day,
according to the News Advertiser,
the price current in Vancouver was
$14 to $15 per ton. There is something seriously wrong.
Miss Tina MacKkxzik, of Clover
Valley, left for Victoria on Sunday,
to visit her sister, Mrs. It. H. Walker. She was accompanied by Miss
Watson, of Kensington. The young
ladies will take in the exhibition,
and return by way of Sea Island
and Vancouver.
In our report of the Surrey Council meeting two weeks ago, there
were two typographical errors.
A Government grant was made to
read $79B when it should have
been $l!)(i, and S. Walker, for cutting thistles, was credited with receiving $9 when it should have
been $2.
The weather for the week has
been fairly pleasant. • Thero was
rain on Monday und on Thursday.
To-day is bright and warm. There
was a sharp frost last night, the
first of the season, which killed
tender plants, and will no doubt
affect the display of flowers at tlie
exhibition on Wednesday.
Major Hohnhv is making things
lively at his ranch South of the
Nicomekl. Tlie hop crop is being
gathered, and this gives employment to ubout thirty hands, while
at the sunie time his large new residence, containing fourteen rooms,
is under progress. The building
will be thoroughly fitted throughout, und will be the largest private
residence in Surrey.
In reference to our item of lust week
regurding the crew of the snug-boat
Samson being foreigners) the Columbian hus upparently enquired
into the matter and finds that our
informant was in error. The bout
is manned by Scandinavians, but
tbey ure ull nutuulized British subjects, which, of course, settles that
mutter. The cook, however, is a
Mongolian alien, receiving a salary
of $40 per month of good publio
Great dissatisfaction is expressed in this section of the Province
with the late amendments to the
giiinc law in the mutter of grouse.
The Opinion is general that the
regulations were tampered with to
accommodate certain "blue-blooded" sporlSj usually esteemed of
mighty little iise to this country or
any other country. At best, gunic
luws nre more or less liable to fracture. When thby are made absurd, us in tho presont case, public
sentiment encourages and abets the
TiitiKK lif tho best known residents of Nicomekl have departed
for up the Fraser to engugo in
washing for gold during the Ion-
stage of the river. Messrs. P. C.
Walmsley, L. Byrant, and .los.
Cole are the bold Nicomeklitcs who
aro making the venture. They loaded their outfit on a wagon last Friday, and engagBid Juck Stewart to
drive them to the scene of future
operations, near the post office of
St. Elmo. W. McDonald and
John Anderson, former residents
of Nicomeklj have been on Ihe
ground for somo time, and report
being able to make fair wages.
This probably means more than
fair current wages for a given
amount of labor. At any rate, all
here will join in wishing the
Nicomekl camp a prosperous
Messrs. T. C. Atkinson and A.
Godfrey, of Westminster, cumo out
to Cloverdale on Saturday to try
trout-fishing In the Serpentine
river. They were fairly successful,
uml returned to tlio city wilh some
very good specimens. Tho trout
here are known as sou trout, uml
they come up the Nicomekl and
Serpentine streams In tho spring
and fall. This season the run ap-
pears to be delayed on account of
there being no heavy ruins yet,
and trout being soaroe it requires a
skilful manipulator of tbe rod to
load  a basket.   The genial Police
Magistrate is an enthusiastic angler,
anil a very master of Isaac Walton's
art—that is, that part of it where
Isaac sits behind the pleasant
hedge and tells stories. Thisgontlo
influence no doubt had a subtle
effect on tho trout, as manifested
by tho full basket tho city men
brought buck with them, while old
patrons of the river, like tlie editor
of this paper, had approved allurements trcatod with contomp,
and the finny wretiheB even refused to let l)r. Kay spoon-feed
then i.
The seventh annual exhibition
of tbe Surrey Agricultural Association will bo held at Cloverdale, on
Wednesday next, 25th inst. The
season lias been a propitious one
for the farmer, und it is expected
thut the exhibit of produce will be
large accordingly, so that city
people could find no better time to
vjsit tho country to advantage than
during the approaching exhibitions
in the rural districts. Cloverdale
iB conveniently located on the
Great Northern Railway, and
every effort will be made to make
things pleasant for visitors, of
whom, it is hoped, there will be a
large attendance.
It appears to be settled that the
travelling dairy will not be at
Cloverdale next Wednesday to be
a feature of the annual exhibition
of Surrey Agricultural Society.
Mr. J. A. Kuddick, manager of tlie
dairy, has taken it over to Victoria
where it is being made a feature of
the Exhibition this week, and will
be shown at various points on the
Island during the next two weeks.
Returning to the Mainland, Westminster will have first claim during exhibition week, after which it
is probable some arrangement will
be made for tbe districts still remaining unvisitcd.
Intending exhibitors at the Surrey Exhibition next Wednesday,
are earnestly requested to make
their entries without delay. The
Secretary will be at the hull on
Tuesday all day to take entries,
and on Saturday and Monday
may be found at SuBUKy Times
office. Entry forms may be had
on application.
PARTIES deBiring to secure extra
copieB of Surrey Thus containing
the list of prize winners at next
Wednesday's exhibition, should
order not later than the day of the
exhibition. Price, five cents per
At the meeting of the Westminster Council on Monday evening,
Mayor Sbilcs announced that he
hnd vetoed the bridge resolution
passed ut the previous meeting.
The threshing machine bus been
"humbling" in this Vulley the
pust ten duysj und now tbe grain
is ready for market; The return is
satisfactory to all concerned.
he art of making butter from tho
setting of the mill; to the packing
of it for the market, wero Illustrated In a very skilful manner. The
I tendance was very large, the
ladies who were present watching
the proceedings and listening with
milch attention to the lecturer. In
a future note more will be said on
this important subject.
T. B. Parry-Evans, who bus
taken up a ranch at Jericho near
Port Kells, bus commenced building a houBe, with the assistance of
bis colleague Albert Edward Barker.
It will be 18 by 211 feet to contain
4 living rooms, with an outside
kitchen annexed. Already lOucres
of tho holding havo bean cleared,
though possession of the farm bus
only been hud for the short spucc
of a few months. Ho purposes
draining, and planting 500 fruit
trees tliis fall, and engaging in
dairying, nnd sheep and hog rearing. Theso gontlemen have come
from North Wales, nnd are likely
to provo successful und desirable
settlers iu the municipality.
Chicken thieves) bnvo put in an
appearance hero and last week
made a sucessful raid on tlie henroost of Mrs. MaVis of tho Fort
House, currying off ID of her
poultry. It is hoped they may he
captured, and such an example
made of them, ns will deter snch
delinquents from plying their
nefarious occupations in this locality in future.
Langley, Kith Sept., 1896.
Surrey Council.
Council met on Saturday, Sept.
14, at one p. m. Present—Reeve
Armstrong nnd Councillors Cameron, Keery, Burnett and Hardy,
Minutes of previous meeting
were adopted.
Communications were received
from i
Aulay Morrison, enclosing one
from V. A. Riton, Supt. G, N. R.,
re. crossing on North Bluff road.—
John Dixon, re. right of wny ut
O.O. MiDookerill re. time checks.
Clerk to write.
J. E. Murphy re. hire of wiigon
to Messrs. Walker & Wilson.—Clerk
to reply. .  ,        ...
Win. Collishaw re. Coast il'pii'
diuu road at Leister's hill.
D. M. Robertson re. bridge on
Township line.
A petition from J. Johnston, W.
Bell and 8 others to have the Hose
road opened west of the Serpentine
river.—Coun. Burnett will cull for
tenders to determine the cost.
A petition from J. D. Parle aid
0 others asking that the slough
crossing the Clover Valley road on
the upper Serpentine be opened
eastward.—Councillor Cameron to
auction off the work on Wednesday
Sept. 25th, at 2 p. in., cost not to
exceed $20.
John Armstrong (McLennan
road) complained that a communication he had handed in had not
received proper attention-.   He then
The Col lector was authorized to
sue for all delinquent tuxes.
The Collector's report for August
showed $4,001.80 collected.
Cheques were issuod for tho following accounts: li. F. Anderson,
$11.25; John Connolly, work Johnston road, $-15; .1. Whelpton, work
Archibald road, $12; E, M. Curn-
cross, commission, $55; O. Sterling
work Yule road, $15; J. 1). Cameron, work Township line, $15; A.
Hinze, work const Meridian road,
$11; S. Barton, work Vale road,
$23.20; Collector, A. J. Gordon
(taxes) $10; H. Hicks, work Clover Valley road, $.'10; 1). 1). Burnett,
indemnity, $10; John Armstrong,
Reevo, indemnity, $25; Win. Mc-
Meiieiny, Campbell river road, $68;
A. Murphy, $10.25; Richmond &
Co., for J. Mercer, $11.00.
Council adjourned to meet Sept.
28, at one p. m.
, A Farewell Party.
A few of tlie friends of Mr. A,
H. P. Matthew, our lato school
teacher, met on Wednesday evening ut the house of Mr. J. I, Breen
nnd from thence proceeded to tlie
residence of the former. Taking
formal possession, they proceeded
to enjoy themselves with games,
etc. About 11 p. m. refreshments
were served by the ladies, after
which the following address was
presented. Short complementary
addresses wore also given by Ret .
Bowell nnd McElmon and by
Messrs. King, Breen, ahdShannon.
The well known hymn, "God he
with you till we meet again," wus
then sung by the company standing, one verse of "Aula Lang Syne"
followed and tho friends dispersed
woll pleased with the evening's enjoyment I
A. II. P. MA-i-riiKw, Esq.,
Dear Sin,—Your friends irl
Cloverdnle desire, on this the eve
of your departure from among them,
to give expression of their appreciation of your services at oaf
public school teacher during the
lust two years, and our respect und
esteem ns u citizen, friend, and
neighbor, coming to «■ at an opportune time ill the history of tlie
school section. You had the
honor of closing the old, and OWH
ing the new'SChrtOVhoOse, of which
we are all justly proud, und in
many respects of Inaugurating a
new order of things. We regret
circumstances have necessitated
your removal from our midst bol
hope that the change will he in
Divine Providence for the best tS
you puss out to cross into orher
lives. Whether it he as teacher.
friend, or neighbor, mny you evef
retnin the high sense of probity und
kindness which hns Characterised
your wnlk and conversation
amongst us. We wish yon every
success in your profession, and if
it is your ambition to reach the
top, "where there is always room,"
we judge you capable of getting
there. We regret also at parting
with Mrs. Matthew and vour little
anded in a claim of $125 for gravel I ?nes. we w'in.'t0 Sa'n r"th*1: ttun
ii„t l,« nlnimui l„,,l  i,»on MM lose  populntlon.    The sentiments
expressed in this address, represent
the result not alone of two years ol
your own life, but also that ofoursi
How much we have in&uened euch
other will probably never lie known.
that he claimed bad been removed
from bis place by the Council. The
Council could not entertain this
claim-, us the gravel was mostly
taken off Ihe road way und removed for road purposes. -
Tenders were then opened and |certainly never can be reduced .to
the following contract" awarded: mathematical figures; thnt it has
Contract on the Newton rond to1'1'"1 "» influence In moulding to
Ben. Eyles at $1.1(1 per rod; Town- i **• "x"',"1 (''lr characters cannot
ship line road to W. B. Springer ihe. ,k"m' '•" us,h"I,e that the
for $il5 ; Sundnll  rond  lo  W.  |j. stimulus has been of un  ennobling
Springer, ditching 86 chains at 00 {f-'-ypy „To"n,BhJ  ** '',"•  v"u
(good bye;   us n citizen nnd neighbor:  AS a  friend  we hope that we
Mas. MoAnAJI  and Mrs. Haiuil'jcents per chain,
ton, of Port  lliiiiinlond, ure enjoy-     $25 was granted  to tho   Const , ■
ing a visit nt Langley Prairie, the Meridian road to level and gravel ?i^.SPIJ!fJ0SM5!n|,^|!!!51t
guests of  Mr. It. A. Briulen. father
of Mrs. McAdiini.
Mn. F. Laiii.anc is the guest of
Mr. 1). MacKcnzie, Clover Vulley.
Langley Township.
I'orrcsponilniicu buhiibv  I imi -
The weuther at present, with  its
associiition.-'hip in days to come,
and in conclusion, we hope that
' vott with yolU beloved Wiie and
little ones may huve before you a
length of luippy, plcusnnt years)
full of u.-eful, cheerful labor, and
good results.   So mote it he.
Kingston, Ont., Sept. 13— Thr
electric storm here last night,
Which cut off telegraphic commnni'
between the Serpentine bridge and
Leister's bill.
Coun. Cameron was authorized
to examine Ihe bridge on the Port
Kell's road, and if it requires
repairing to have it done, cost
not to exceed $1(1.
Coun. Keery was authorized to;
! spend 180 In clearing out the Clov-
occasional wet nights; is  favorable|er Valley road south from Miller's
to the'not crops; and  us the hay !corner. \
and grain may be said to be now] Coun. Burnett wns authorised to 'cation with the outer world, wns of
gathered in, after a fair season, in expend $50 on the lloigstroin road; cyclonic proportions. The King-
good condition, there is much cause also $50 on the west end of tbe ston colton mill was damaged to1
for thankfulness for the results, as ! Newton road. j the extent of $80)000;   The work-
well us for the look out for adv 'O- Mr. Preston reported the cordil- shop of the Kingston it Pembroke
ing prosperity among the farm tjIroy all ready to put down on the Railway is a complete wreck; and
prices being fair with tbo promise; Clover Valley rond south of tlie at St. Vincent two young men
of an advance in the ncur future. Nicomekl river, but that the set-,were killed.
Our visit from  Messrs. Ruddiek Hers had not yet graded the.roacyjfcjjf    —*-*	
and Marker  with   the Travelling way as  Ihey had agreed.—Coun.f ran weather promises to he  line
Dairy, under the auspices of Prof. iKctry wus   instructed   to  notify [for the Orange anniversary pic-nii1
I Robertson of the Department  of them to prepare the road within 10 at Langley to-morrow.
!Agriculturre,  Ottawa,   has   been;days. ■    '
1 productive of much advantage to Mr.Thoi, Watson was appointed' convkvanckhanotaiiv prui.u-.
i the farmers. The two-day lectures! potmdkeeper, and the Clerk in-! T r ,,u 1R,lTn ,...,„...„,„... * v„. t
on butter-making gnve every sntis- structcd to notify Mr. R. Fallow- J. Powii 6ili«,.e»*«rTiiiM,Ctt,»td«.*
faction, and the  most expert of field, the present poiindkeeper, that I	
our settlers  learned u good deal his services would not he required WANTED.
; from tho able treatment of the snb-'- after Oct. 1st. ' ,
ject fiy  these gontlemen.     Both:    "-»■- "■•-> •>«» ••.«« *-    A HH»«o swwnl hoa^-rotk. VrlMHfMI
Coun. Hardy gave notice that he [ ^Ti^l'Z
science und practice were lucidly would bring in an amendment lo
I -tniled of during the meetings) and | the pound by-lnw; I
lutjili-B lii'ir
B. C.
Th* Ninth   That   lie  Took   From   a Clerk
Without (..'(Unit lto.il1.Ml.
I novor kiiw n man tnko lifo loss sori*
ously than Jolin D. Rockefeller) says n
correspondent uf tho Now York Press.
Ho lias au easy wny of saying mnl doiug
t hings t hut appeal to Iho (esthetic nuturo.
Nothing worries him, not all his millions. At times I huvo known John to
800111 dull. I huvo known peoplo to tnko
him fur ii soft, slow, stupid follow! In-
steud of llm hunl, gliding, lU'in, rooky
follow (hut ho in. Ho onco lnul un em-
ployeo, i. nervous, irritable young man,
mil of his own importance, but withal
u capable dork. Ho occupied nu oOlooiu
which thoro wiih ouu of thoso pulling
iiihI lifting machines, und regularly every morning nbout.', whon lm wiih immersed in figures of OOtVOSpOUdOUOOj u
small, block nroBtaohod niuu, quiet mid
diffident in manner, 1'iitercil, Hitid "Good
morning," walked OU tiptoe to tlio corner uud exorcised for a quarter of nu
hour, It became ti horo to tho olork, who
ut lust, uiiuhlo to Maud it lougor, ro*
uiurkcd, with considerable hontaud fireworks, to tho inoffensive bnt annoying
"How do you expeot mo to do my
work properly whilo yon aro fooling
with thut machine?  I'm gottiug
tired of it. Why don't you put it whero
it won't worry a person to death?"
Tho stronger replied, with a blush: "I
am vory sorry if it aunoys you. I will
huvo it removed ut onco."
A porter took it away within an hour,
A few days later the clerk was sent for
hy Mr. Flagler, whom ho found in earnest conversation with the small, black
must ached man. Tho luttor smiled at
seeing him, gavo Flagler some instructions nnd loft the room.
"Will you toll mo who that gentleman is?" tho young mini asked, a light
beginning to break upon him. "That
is Mr. Rockofoller," was the reply.
With a gasp for breath, tho clerk staggered back to his offico to think. It was
his first acquaintance, with the Standard
Oil magnate.
Gravitation and the Blood.
Wo ordinarily think of the attraction
of gravitation only as producing what
we call weight, and as governing tho
motion of tho earth and othor planets in
their orbits. But gravitation acts in a
very important maimer upon the circulation of tho blood in our veins aud arteries. An elaborate series of experiments lias recently been carried out in
England to determine just what effect
gravitation exorcises iu this respect, aud
how its disturbing influence Is compensated in the bodily mechanism.
It has been found that man probably
possesses a moro complete compensation
of this kind than any othor animal, and
that the monkey stands iu this respect
noxt to man.
Injuries to tho spinal cord, asphyxia,
and poisoning by chloroform or curare
paralyze, more or less completely, the
power of compensation, and then the influence of gravitation on the circulation
of tho blood may become a serious danger.
Iu such a case death is more likely to
result, according to the conclusions of
Professor Lconurd Hill, if tlio body is
placed in snch a position that tho abdomen is at u lower level than the heart
But the danger may be diminished or
removed either by elevating the abdomen or by compressing it so as to drive
tlie blood up to the heart When the
heart itself, however, has boon injured,
•s by chloroform, there is danger in forcing the blood too rapidly into it
Professor Hill finds that, generally
speaking, the best position for the body,
whon the power of compensation for tho
effects of gravitation has been arrested,
is with tho feot up instead of with the
feet down.—Youth's Companion.
The Hamadryad.
Tho keeper at tho zoo, describing to
me the hamadryad's appearance when it
raised itself to strike, said it was
"proud" and "bold looking." Its action was aa swift as thought and looked
almost liko a spring from the ground.
How high when irritated tho terrific
thing can strike is not known, but no
other instance is authenticated of a
siiiiko making good a blow so high oh
four feot from tho ground, whilo marks
on ihe gloss of its cage show that the
reptile Iiiih, in its endeavors to escape
from confinement, reached up to the
height of nine feet
Supposing, then, that wu wero in*
clinod Ui beltoVQ ull that the natives of
India say ulsiut it—that it is so fierce us
to »ituck mnn at sight, so vindictive as
to follow him witli dogged resolution
nnd add to ft nil wo actually know itlsmt
tho reptile, thut it can climb trees like
an nuucoudn, swim like a hydra, get
over a ll font wall aud squeeze through
ii (I inch hole, and that its bite in death,
it would have to bu confessed thnt the
snako eating snake is the most torribll
creature, in nature.—Good Words.
An Aiiilr.rt.uo.  Innovation and an Enter*
prlahig Ajfmit'tt Nutpcu-tiful Canvaaa.
During tho past few weoks Washington hns been canvassed by the agent of
OHO of tho most peculiar piocos of fu-
nerul paraphernalia ever invented. It is
a burglar aud fireproof coffin, with so
many strange adjuncts that a person
seeing it for thu first time would throw
up his hands in holy horror at tho au*
illicity of the inventor and tho admirable nerve of a mauufaoturer that will
place suoh an article ou the market.
Despite tho many ghastly fouturoH in
connection with thQSQ OOflllJSUUd the almost blasphemous talk of the enterprising ugent, this city has proved to ho a
lucrative Held for him to work, ami now
a number of citizens ure equipped with
the strangest burial uppliaiiouof tho decade. The description of the coffin ns
given hy the ugent is us follows:
"Primarily tho coffin Ih fire and bur*
ghir proof. Tho 0080 is made out of boiler Iron hardened witli old bone, spruce
hark and leather, which forms au enamel that cannot bo penetrated by chisel
or drill. It Ik put together with angle
Iron and flush rivets, The locks are all
uu tho inside, so constructed with hooks
and staples, with a spring behind thom,
that when a plu Ih drawn out from tho
outside tho bolts spring down and look
automatically, nnd the coffin is thon
locked so that it cannot be opened from
tho outside. The only person who can
unlock and open the strange coffin is thu
person inside."
Thoro are two grades of coffins—thoso
for vaults nnd those to bo interred in
graves. Tho coffin to lie placed in a
vault is equipped with torpedoes that
can bo exploded from tho inside. The
theory of this is thut in onso a person is
buried ulivo ho can throw buck the
bolts, explode tho torpedoes and warn
tho sexton nnd thus escape. Tho coffin
to be placed iu n grave hns attached a
strong spring and arm. In case tho person inside finds that ho wishes to get
out all hu has to do is to throw back
the spring, and this arm iH thereby released and cuts its way to tho top, exploding a torpedo and warning tho keeper of tho graveyard.
These coffins arc sold at so much por
pound, and tho first purchaser does not
havo to pay anything dowu. Ho simply
gives a written guarantee to tho manufacturer that ho will pay for tho oofflu
from his estate within 15 days aftor
death, or, failing to do this, tho manufacturer can claim his body to do what
ho may wish with it.—Washington
An Ivory Mat.
Many pooplo havo nover eveu hoard
of snch a thing, uud it is uot to bo wondered ut, for these mats uro exceedingly
rare, uud it is said by thoso who know
thnt only threo of theso boautiful curiosities exist iu tho whole world. Tho
ono wo now writo ubout is tho largest
ono mado. It measures 8 by 4 foot,
uud though mitA) in a small hill stato
in tho north of India has nu almost
Greek design for its bonier. It was
only used ou state occasions, when
tho rajah sat ou it to sign important
documents. Tho original cost of the
mat is fabulous, for 0,400 pounds of
ivory wero used iu its manufacture.
The finest strips of ivory must have
been taken off the tusks, cs the mat Is
as flexible as a woven stuff aud beautifully fine.—Ladies' PiotorlaL
Mlnlater   Zcballo*   Proved   Equal to  tha
Emergency That Confronted Hiiu.
Just boforo tho Minneapolis Bailed
from here a fow weeks ago for tho trial
trip which proved so successful Dr. B.
fistanislaus Zoballos, tho Argentine Republic's minister to thiH country, who
hod been invited to go along us a guest,
walked up tho gangplank in Cramps'
shipyard with a servant.
He was shown to thu room which had
been reserved for him, nnd which, in
view of the crude condition of the
cruiser consequent upon her trial trip,
ho found plainly furnished. Ho also discovered that tho president of the trial
board and Chairman Cnmmings of the
houso committee ou naval affairs had
staterooms thnt wero somewhat more
roomy aud bettor situated, but uo better
Dr. Zoballos at once declared that in
his capacity as minister to tho United
States from the Argentine Hi -public he
could not accept uny accommodations ou
tho ship which wero not equal to thoso
assigned to any other person, aud ho
mado a request for a better room. It
was impossible for Captain Sargent to
find such accommodation or to turn Mr.
Cummlngs or any other official ont of t ho
quarters to which ho had beeu assigned.
Dr. Zoballos declared thnt, under theso
circumstances, he could not accompany
tho ship on tho trip and would leave
The officials of tho Cramp company
expressed their regret vory politely, uud
Dr. Zoballos, with servant trailing behind him, wnlked dowu tho gangplank
and thus preserved tho dignity of tho
Argentine Republic, but missed tlio
most boautiful trip that has evor boon
made.— Philadelphia Record.
An Unappreclatlve Valet.
It is doubtless difficult for a conscientious valet to determine where perquisites end and theft begins, but tho
valet of Professor Lonbach, tho famous
Austrian portrait pniutcr, seems to hnvo
been more conscientious than most valets. Hu loved order, nnd uo placo is so
difficult to keep lu order iut au artist's
studio. So hu invariably cleared away
all tic sketches which ho found messing
ids nit. thu placo and sold them cheap to
picture dealers or bartered them for to-
DOOOOb. Professor Lcnbnch, having tho
untidy instincts of tho painter, uo sooner discovered this than hu raised objections. Tho valet explained that he regarded his master's sketches as worthless. The explanation does not appear
to hnvo mollified the professor, for ho is
prosecuting his vnlet—Pull Mull Bud-
The Chleken Cured Him.
Last Wednesday George, tho 10-yoar*
old son of Miles Mi/zell, whilo walking
In tho swamp on tho banks of Sutton
crcok, was bitten by a snake. Ho went
at onco to tho houso, whore a chicken
wus cut open and applied to tbo wound.
Whon tho chicken was taken off, it was
perfectly green. Brandy woh givon him
to drink. Although IiIh log was much
swollen, he is now considered out of
danger.—Windsor (N. C.) Ledger.
Chlrago'a Fire Ihive.
Speaking of tho recent big fire in Chicago, The Herald of that city said,
"Souring high above tlm threo blocks of
blazing lumber nud caloinod walls was
a white dove (tho samo bird fluttered Its
wings ovor tho desolation of 1871),
which sailed twice around tho burning
district and tbou disappeared."
They Art) Very rueful lu l»t<r<*atliiir Fraudulent ('lulu.-.   Uniorupaloui l.Hwy«ra nud
Doctor! Try to "Work" the Coiitimulim.
Thi* Utile Hull way hide.
Doubtless ovory OUO knows something
of the business of Iho eye doctor, tho
horso doctor and divers others to whom
tho medical tttlo is applied; but, with
tho except ion of tho unfortunate individuals who have como into contact with
tho gentleman, few pooplo kuow anything ubout tho routine duties of tho
railway doctor, lt would bo false reasoning to suppose that, because an eyo
doctor treats the orbs of vision aud a
horso doctor prescribes for horsoH, tho
business of u railway surgeon is to repair railways. It might be said thnt
in general tho disciple of Galon and
Hippocrates knows us much about mil*
roads as tlio ordinary railway man
knows about thu art of EsoulnphiH.
Actuated hy principles of philanthropy aud business (a cynical outsider
would iu nil probability reverse tho order), nearly all tho largo railways in
this country have instituted what is
known ns "relief corps." Prominent
members of this corps have formed au
association known us (he National Association of Railway Surgeons.
The greater part of tho railway surgeon's time is taken up iu attending to
ttCOideuts in the, yards. The men who
sustain theso injuries are, iu a majority
of cases, tho switchmen. A Now York
gentleman who has been connected with
several railroads said: "Youcan always
toll a switchman by one of two things
—a bruised thumb and a griovauoo. If
ho hasn't just conic out of uu accident,
hu is just getting ready to strike."
Whereas there nro uumorous cases of
passengers being seriously hurt, tho vast
majority of tho claims made upon the
railroads for Injuries are fraudulent.
Half of these claims would never bo
heard of if thero did not exist a class of
lawyers who just watch the papers for
news of i. railroad accident and pounce
upon thu injured with alacrity. Allied
with thom is u different class of "railway surgeons" that cost tho companies
a great deal, but who nro paid indirectly. If they find a man who has a slight
contusion, they prove to him, and to a
jury sometimes, that he Is suffering
from a severe concussion of thu spine.
Their fiuu work is in what aro known
as spinal injuries. If n train of passengers happens to bo slightly jostled, near
ly every ono aboard, with tho aid of
thoso doctors, may develop a caso of
Bpinal disease. If a man insists ho has
"shooting pains" in tho back, no ono
can say him nay, aud in absence of
proof thut lie has not a jury will naturally givu him damages. Tho "railway
surgeons" referred to have no association that is known, but they know their
business from alpha to omega. Thoy
instruct their pupils as to ull tho symptoms of tho disease they uro supposed to
hnvo, nud in learn d terms amaze the
ordinary country jury.
Ou ronds liko tho Pennsylvania nnd
the Central Railroad of Now Jersey
thoro aru regular surgeons at stated
points, and as soon as an accident occurs thoy are immediately sent for. They
havo tho power of culling suoh extra
holp as they deem necessary.
Roads on which n surgeon is a paid
official claim that through him much
money has been saved. Outsiders would
grow dizzy with wonder If thoy know
of tho number of suits and claims that
ariso from railroad accidents. Tho officials, however, remain imperturbable.
Thuy kuow that most of tho claims nro
spurious, and ou investigation will fade
away liko a mist before tho rising sun.
To investigate such claims and to sottlo
in coses of real damage aro tho duties
of the claim agent. The railway sur-
geon und tho claim ugent uro to tho mnn
who has a fraudulent claim n source of
horror and disgust.
An Illinois surgeon tolls of ono interesting claim. A man who was traveling
in company with a number of friends
was thrown across the aisle of a car by
a slight accident that jostled every one,
but in reality hurt no one. Ho wont
home all right, but after several days'
deliberation ho made up his mind that
his head wus paining him. From then
on ho would drop in to seo tho peoplo
who had Been him thrown and in tho
midst of a serious conversation would
make somo idiotic remark about tho
price of beans iu Pennsylvania After
awhile he induced his friends to beliovo
ho WAS crazy. Thn company heard of
his strange proceedings and began a little investigation. They found that his
crazy fits went confined to certain circles. Among business people his act ions
wero thoso of a perfectly suno mun. Ho
! never overpaid his workmen, nor did he
I buy anything ut double what it wus
j worth. Peoplo with whom ho wus doing
! business wero informed—from what
source may bo guessed—-that Mr. A.
was insane. Mr. A. finally cumo to tho
conclusion thut if ho wanted to retain
his business tho best thing lift could do
was to s] in-ad abroad reports of his rapid
snd complete recovery, nnd ho did,
Tho surgeons aro frequently tho spectators of almost incredible coolness.
Ono tells a story of a Texas engineer
named Ben Blunt. Tho surgeon gives
tho account in tho words of Blunt:
"Well, you soo, I was in tho cab, and
everything looked all right ahead, wheu
suddenly thu engine turned by a mis*
placed switch, and tho first thing I
know I was all tangled up between tho
engine and a freight train. Tho next
thing I kuow I heard somo ouo say,
'Ho's doad.' But I wasn't Ab boou ns
thoy hud pulled tho engine off mo I had
thom telegraph back to tho station so as
to stop tho oncoming express, sent a
message to my wife and saw that the
fireman was properly bandaged up. Was
I hurt? Oh, no. I had ono log aud one
arm and several ribs broken, but nothing that you could call sorious. •*■—Now
York Advertiser.
Nominated For Senator Juat aa Hit Father
Waa Thlrty-alx Yean Ago.
Will history repeat itself? is a question James R. Garfield is doubtless asking himself nowadays. Likohis father,
tho martyr president, ho is a lawyur
nnd a graduato of Williams collego and
entering politics at the ago of 88, like
his father, mi years ago, Ho hus boon
married littlo mnro than a your, aud,
strange to relate- like his father, too,
ho has been nominated for state senator
of Ohio in the very Portage-Huininitt
district that elected James A. Ourflold
state senator iu 18511. Another (Hid
thing in connection with young Garfield's nomination is the fact that July
j), the day he received tho nomination,
was the fourteenth anniversary of the
day when the bullet of Assassin Charles
.lilies Qultoau laid his distinguished
father low.
Iu all probability James R. Garfield
would like lo bo State senator, dashing
uud successful brigadier general, elo-
JAMKH H, (lAlfl'IKI.I).
qnont and powerful congressman,United
States senator and president of the
world's greatest republic, but at this
point ho will quite naturally desire history to cease repeating itself. Young
(lartield enters politics iu much the
same manner that his father did, bnt
there in a very marked difference in
their financial conditions at tho age of
28 years. James A. Garfield had fought
a hard fight with poverty from earliest
boyhood nud wus still poor. James R.
Hal-field is rich, uud his wife is heir to
a cool million.
In many ways young Jim Garfield, as
his friends call him, is suid to bo a chip
of tho old block, but ho in particularly
desirous to win his battles strictly ou
his own merits uud is very reluctant to
trade on tho groat fame of his Biro. It
is his ambition to gain legislative experience in thu Ohio senate uud then take
his father's old placo in congress from
tho old Nineteenth district that produced such men as Uiddings, Wado aud
James A. Garfield. Ho is a graduato of
the Columbia Law school and has been
admitted to practice before tho supremo
court of Ohio. When ho was nominated
recently, tho principal objection made to
him was bis very youthful appearance—
tho vory same objection that his father
met uud overcame in a similar senatorial contest 80 years ago.
Mra. Clark and the Great Society Sim and
Her Iluaband Originated.
Mrs. Harriet Abbott Clark, "mothor"
of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, is n quiet, modest little
woman, scarcely past the first flush of
young mutronhood. She is the wife of
tho Rev. Dr. Francis E. Clark, the
"father" of the famous society of young
Christiiui workers. Fourteen yeurs ago
Dr. "Clark wus pastor of Willistou
church, Portland, Me., aud ho and his
talented wife conceived tho idea of
forming a society of young pooplo that
should supplement the good work tho
church wus doing. Tho young peoplo
outered heartily into tho spirit of tho
affair, tho society was soon imitated by
othor churches, and at tho present day
Christum Endeavor societies uro potent
factors in tho religious work of thousands of churches ull ovor tho world.
Little did Dr. nud Mrs. Clark imagine
whon thoy formed their little society in
Portland that in 14 yours societies would
be lu existence in all but six countries
of the world—namely, RubsIu, Deu-
uiark, Greenland, Sweden, Italy and
Mrs. Clark is a protty woman, with
dark, wavy hair nnd beautiful, sympathetic gray oyes. Her face is girlish iu
outline, bnt is firm and full of character. She is a typical minister's wife uud
is also tho daughter uud granddaughter
of a clergyman. Her father was tho
Rov. Soreno Abbott, who was laboring
nt Hampton Falls, N. H., when his tnl-
entod daughter was born. Hor grandfather was Father French, who was well
known in Vermont years ago.
Two years ago Dr. aud Mrs. Clark
mode a tour of tho world and spoke before Christian Endeavor societies in
Turkey, tho Holy Land, Australia, China, Japan aud numerous othor countries.
rwoAuierU'iuiToiirlitU Knjoyod the Doubtful HoapltulU-r ot a Kurdiah Chief and
HU Household—Flotureiqu-a Scemia Viewed In the Twilight.
Two young American students—
Messrs. Allen und Hachtlebou— made a
bioycle tour around the world immediately after thoir graduation. During
their passagu through Asiatic Turkey
they celebrated the Fourth of July by
Ollinbing Mount Ararat, thu first Americans to accomplish tho feat. Thoir
lOUrflO lay through tho grazing grounds
of wild Kurdish herdsmen, but they
were provided with nn escort of soldiers
Mirough the influence of u lettor from
tho grand vizier. In Tho Century they
gave tho following account of anight
spent among the uomuds:
The disk of the sun hud already
touched the western horizon when wu
came to the black tents of thu Kurdish
encampment, which ut this timo of tho
day presented u rather busy scene. Tho
women seemed to be doing all the work,
while their lords sat round ou their
haunches. Some of the women wero
engaged in milking tlio sheep und goats
in an Inclosuro. Others were busy making butter in a churn which wiih nothing more thun u skin vessel 11 foot long,
of the shape of a Brazil nut, suspended
from a rude tripod. ThiH they swung to
and fro to the tune of a wofrd Kurdish
song. Behind une of tho tents, on a
primitive weaving machine, somo of
thom woro making tout rooflug and matting; othors still were walking about
with a ball of wool in ouu hand aud a
dlstuff in the other, spinning yarn. Tho
Hooka stood round about, bleating aud
lowing or chewing thoir cud in quiet
content ment. All BOOlUOd vory domestic
ami peaceful except the Kurdish dogs,
which sot upon us with loud, fierce
growls and gnashing tooth.
Not so was it with the Kurdish chief,
who by this time had finished reading
thu mutcssarif'H message, and who now
advanced from his tent with salaams of
welcome. Ah he stood twforo us in tho
glowing sunset he was a rather tall bnt
well proportioned man, with black eyes
and dark mustache, contrasting woll
with Ids brown tanned complexion.
Upon his faco was the stamp of a rather
wild and retiring character, although
treachery and deceit wero by no means
wanting. Ho woro a headgear that wan
something between a hat and a turban,
and over his boggy Turkish trousers
hung a long Persian coat of bright colored, largo figured cloth, bound ut tho
waist by a belt of cartridges. Across
tho shoulders was slung a breochload*
ing Martini rifle, nud from his neck
dangled a heavy gold chain, which was
probably tho spoil of some predatory
expedition. A quiet dignity sat on Ismail Deverish's stalwart form.
It was with no little pleasure that wo
accepted his invitation to a cup of tea.
After our walk of 10 miles, in whioh
wo hnd ascended from 3,000 to 7,000
foot, wo wero in fit condition to appreciate a rest. That Kurdish tout, ns far
as wo wero concerned, was a veritablo
palace, although wu were almost blinded by thu smoke from thu green pine
branches on tho smoldering firo. Wo
said that the chief invited us to a cap
of tea. So hu did, but wo provided thu
tea, and that, too, not ouly for our own
party, but for half ado/on of tho chief's
personal friends. There being only two
glasses in tho camp, wu uf courso hod
to wait until our Kurdish acquaintances
had quenched their burning thirst. In
thoughtful mood we gazed around
through tho evening twilight. Fur away
on tho western slope wo could seo somo
Kurdish women plodding along under
heavy burdens of pine branches liko
thoso that were uow fumigating our
oyes uud nostrils.
Across thu hills tho Kurdish shepherds
wero driving home their herds and flocks
to the tinkling of bells. All this to us
was deeply impressive. Such ponoeful
scenes, wo thought, could never be tho
haunt of warlike robbers. The flocks at
last cumo homo, the shouts of thu shepherds ceased, darkness fell, and all was
One by one tho lights in tho tents
broko out, like the stars above. As thu
darkness deepened thoy shone moro nud
moro brightly ucross tho amphitheater
of tho encampment. Tho tout in which
we woro now sitting wns oblong iu
shape, covered with a mixture of goats'
and sheeps' wool, carded, spun and woven by the Kurdish women.
Thoro woro no signs of au approaching evening meal until wu opened our
provision bug uud bunded ovor certain
articles of raw food to bo cooked for uh.
No sooner woro tho viands intrusted to
tho cure of our hosts than two sots of
pots nud kettles mudo their appearance
in tho othor compartments. In half an
hour our host and friends proceeded to
indulge their voracious appetites. Whon
our own meal wus brought to us somo
time ufter, we noticed thut tho 14 eggs
we hnd doled out had boou reduced to
six, and the othor muterials suffered a
similar reduction, tho whole thing being so patent as to mako thoir attempt
St innocence absurdly ludicrous.
Before turniug iu for thu night we
recommitured our situation. Tho lights
iii all tho tents save our own were uow
extinguished. Not a sound wub heard
except the heavy breathing of some of
the slumbering animals ubout us or the
bark of a dog at some distant encampment. The huge dome of Ararat, though
six to oight miles farther up tho slope,
sooinod to bo towering ovor us, like somo
giant monster of another world. Wu
could not soo the summit, so far was it
above the enveloping clouds. Wo returned to the tent to find that tho zap-
tiohshad boon givou tho best places and
best covers to sloop in, aud that we wore
expected to accommodate ourselves near
the door, wrapped up in au old Kurdish
carpet. Policy was evidently a better developed trait of Kurdish character than
Tha    Enumeration   Wns    Nut   Complete
Enough to Convict Illiu.
It is not strange that tho southern colored man has vaguo und mistaken notions about property rights. He and his
ancestors wero for ages enslaved and
hnd no rights whatever, oven to thoir
own persons. Therefore nil thoy could
gain wns through treachery and deceit,
aud it is only natural that thoso tirnitH
bred by slavery remain as inherited characteristics, now that the negro enjoys
the blessings of freedom. It may tako
several generations before their habit of
stealing will be unlearned, for oven
when the colored man becomes religious
his easily besetting Hin will be most often found in his not respecting the property rights of others. And thereby hangs
a tale.
It was a Tennessee Methodist cIiihh
leader who had before him a six months'
probationer whom ho was questioning
for admission to all the privileges of tlio
"Well, Sambo," said tlm class leader.
"I hope you are prepared to livo ft Christian Ufo in accordance with your pro!
tension. Havo you stolon auy chickens
during the last six months'-'"
"No, sub I I done stole no chickens. "
"Havo you stolon any turkeys or
Sambo looked grieved. "No, sub I"
"1 am very glad to hear this good report," continued tho class leader, "and
I trust you will continue to live Ull honest Christian life."
After church Suniho hurried homo
with his wife, who luid overheard Iho
catechizing. When iliey wero fairly out
of everybody's hearing, he drew a long
breath of relief and turned a self approving glance (o his hotter half.
"Golly," ho said in u half cautious
whlspor, "of he'd or snid ducks I'd bo'n
a lost niggah, BUfthl"—Boston Budget.
An Klc-MNlve Amount ot It la lleeUred to
Mlllliile Agalnnt Marring!..
A writer iu a monthly review, discussing Mr. Balfour's "Foundations of
Belief," takes occasion to say that solid
books, dealing with Iho groat problems
of mind and morals, are no longer read
except by a few specialists, That an exclusive diet of novel reading is extremely debilitating is proved by one series of
foots which aro observable in every part
of tho civilized world. Men nnd women
among the reading classes no longer
marry in anything like such numbers oh
they formerly did, and tho reason iH
that thoy hnvo no pluck in thom to face
lives of Spartan simplicity on limited
Tho result Ib disastrous to women, inasmuch ns it prevents mnny of them
ever marrying at all. For if a woman
does not marry when she is young very
fow men euro to mnrry her whon sho is
middle aged. Men marry iu middle lifo,
but they do not marry women of their
own nge. They marry young women.
Tho physiological moral is that it would
be vastly lietter for both men uud women to road novels for recreation only,
and when at work to read solid books
which really exercise nud develop tha
brain. In practice tho result of this
wonld be that both men mid women
would hnvo bettor nnd stronger bruins.
They would murry earlier and with moro
courage. They would faco tho world
moro hopefully und successfully, nnd
thoy would become the parents of whole-
somor, healthier, happier nud more capable children.—-English Paper.
Hy Different Nainea,
Ouo of tho foreign diplomats in Washington, who is seldom called by his right
name, is Honor Antonio Luzo-Arriuga.
He is generally referred to as Minister
Arriaga, which is his mother's name,
his own name being Antonio Luzo.
"In Central America," ho nayH in explaining the matter, "where a son boars
his father's Christian name ho adds his
mother's family name, iu order tbnt a
projier distinction may Iw observed between his siro und himself. For example: My father's mime is Antonio Lam
I nlso was named Antonio, und iu order
that I should not bu confounded with
my father I added my niothor'H family
name, which is Arriaga. My oldest son
is also named Antonio, und in order thnt
ho may be distinguished from his grandfather and myself, ho will add his mother's—that is, my wife's—family name,
which is Morales. Thus tho threo generations in my family, ull Lams, will be
Antonio Lazo, Antonio Lnzo-Arriiigu
and Antonio Lazo - Morales."—New
York Tribune.
Information From a Man.
Tho bloomer dress is n pair of trousers, vory buggy ut tho knees, ubnoriunlly
full at tho pistol pockets nud considerably full whero you strike a match.
Tho garment is cut decollete at tho
south end und tho bottoms tied around
tho ankles or knees to keep thu mice out
You can't put it over your head liko
you do your shirt, uor around yon like
a corset, but you must sit ou tho floor
and pull it on just as you do your stockings, ono foot at a timo iu each compartment
You can easily tell tho right sido to
havo tn front by tho bnttous ou the
neckband.—Rchobnth Herald.
Thought Bhe Was Hafe.
Judge—Your ago?
Lady—Thirty years.
Judge (incredulously)—Yon will huve
somo difficulty iu proving that
Lady—(excitedly)—You'll find hard
to prove the contrary, ns tho church register which contained tho entry of my
name was burned iu the your 1845.—
Texas Sifting*
Wrtltlf-il Hllaa.
Friend—Aud yon aro vory happy?
Bride—Vory. Almost every day I
hoar of somo other girl who would hnvo
jumped at tho ehauco to marry my husband.—Detroit Tribune.
There is no success so sweet as the
success achieved by noting against the
advice of our friends.
me \
*—a\f>5o!ut^Ui Pure.     ^V
Two Olmrnotarlatl-o Stories or Hie ui-nini
K-f-Oovemor or Illinois,
1 think it was during tho Cloveland-
Illuiuo campaign that ex-Gov«rnor
Oglosby of Illinois, "Unolo Dick," us
lie is familiarly known, first mado a stay
of any length lit New York.
lie and a companion had a sumptuous
luncheon, ordered of course hy tho introducer, who wound up by inviting tho
gnve lor to smoke The clerk nt thn cigar c< uuter banded out some fine Havana
cigars Undo Dick was about to take
one, when some thought arrested his
hand, and he asked;
"What's the price of theso?"
"Twenty-live cents," was tho reply.
"Holy smoke!" ejaculated the governor. "Put. 'em buck I Put 'em bock,
quick I"
"But,  governor, this is my treat,"
luid his friend.
"Daren't doitl   Daren't do it I   Put
'era back I"
"Yes, but governor"—
"I toll yon 1 daren't doit Why,
man, if they should ever find out in Illinois thnt I smoked a 2fi cent cigar in
New York, they'd turn 1110 out of the
church, and it would ruin me politically
forever. Daren't doitl Ten cent cigars
aro good enough for mo in Now York
and "> centers at homo."
Undo Dick always prided himself on
his success iu campaigning when called
upon to reach a man's vote through his
family pride.
Ou one of his tours ho passed through
a country town in Illinois, when he
camo suddenly upon u charming group
—a comely woman with a bevy of little
ones about her—In a garden with a high
picket fence in front of it He stopped
short, then advanced and leaned over
the front gate.
"Madam,'' said ho in his most ingratiating way, "may I kiss these beautiful children?"
"Certainly, .sir," tho lady answered
demurely, "thero is uo possible objection. "
"They nro lovely darlings," said Un*
clo Dick, ufter he had finished the eleventh. "I have seldom Been moro beautiful babies. Are they all yours, mnnn?"
The lady blushed deeply.
"Of course they ore—the sweet littlo
treasures. From whom else.marm, could
they havo inherited these limpid eyes,
these rosy cheeks, these profuse curls,
these comely figures aud those musical
The lady continued blushing.
"By the wny, marm," said Uncle
Dick, "may I bother you to toll your
estimable husband thnt Richard J.
Oglosby, Republican candidate for governor, called upon him "this evening?"
"Alas, sir," quoth the ludy, "I havo
no husband." %
"But theso children, madam—you
surely ure uot a widow?"
"I fear you were mistaken, Bir, when
you first camo up. Theso nro uot my
children. This is an orphan uHyluml"—
ttoi'ttira or No Iloet-ors,
Toko haphazard a number of peoplo
of both sexes and of all ages. Divide
them Into communities. Let tho doe-
tors of each nation have a community to
themselves-—this division would bo indispensable because the difference which
exists betwoon tlie treatment prescribed,
my, by a French and by an Knglisli doe-
tor, has to In-experienced to he believed.
Let the allopathists, the homeopathists,
tho hydropathists, the thousand uud
OUO BOtS Of medical faddists, all hnvo a
community of their own. (live thu nostrum mongers free hands. Buffer tho
faith healers to work, Oil Impeded, somewhere, their own sweet will, and amid
the whole number of tho communities
permit one to bo sot apart iu which 110
doctor of any sort or kind, regular or
irregular, shall bo allowed to place a
foot or buvo a voico. If such n test wero
feasible, I wonder what tho result wonld
bo. Or, rather, I do not wonder—I
should like to huve a wnger depending
on thu issue.
I wonld wngor thnt, all things boing
equal—position, climate, circumstances,
constitution, ages—tho physical history
of all those communities would bo pretty
woll of a muchness, Thoy would all suffer from the hiiiuo diseases, would beat
them or be beaten by them, in much the
sumo way, and would die nt about tho
samo ago. Of thin I mn certain—and in
this I beliovo that the physicians themselves would bo upon my sido—that tho
medically supervised communities would
bo every whit as closely acquainted with
pain, disease and Buffering beforo the
curtain finally full as that ono community lu which uo doctors were.—All the
Year Hound,
A.  N. Toiti|tkhiH,   11  Ittialihint  of Oregon
Olty, llolutei 11 Meat Wonderful Story.
From Iho Biltorpriao, Ori'tfoti Oily, or.)
A representative of tho Oregon City
Enterprise visited Mr, A. N. Tompkins,
thu well-known carpenter nnd builder
of Oregon City, and finding him hard
ot work, asked if hu was thu mun who
had been ill uf rheumatism. Receiving an nfllrmntivu answer, tho reporter
asked if hu would havu uny objections
to making a statement of his case, how
lie was cired, etc., for tho benefit of
the publio,
"No objections at nil," snid Mr.
Tompkins. "I havu suffered with
lumbago for yours, having hud bud
spells off and ou. Sometimes it would
lay mo up entirely. Whenever I did
uuy heavy lifting, or got wet or caught
cold, I would hnvo a bad spell. Home-
times I would bo so bad thut I could
not straighten up. I wub always look-
ing for something ou whioh I could
count for certain relief, if not absolute
cure. I tried muny physicians. One
ueurly succeeded iu making u mor'
phiuo fiend of me by injecting mor'
phiue into my body to relieve the puiu
hu could not cure uud wus not honest
enough to admit. All these medicines
uud doctors did me uo good, somo eveu
us in this case, duiug mu harm.
"While working ou the Barclay
bnildiug some months ago I hud an at
tack. 1 immediately wout to Charranu
& Co.'a drug storo nnd told Mr. Char*
man to givo mo u box of Fiuk Fills,
Having bought thom I commenced taking thom ut once, and ufter tho first
day I experienced rolief, and iu two
weeks I was entirely well. I had in
that time used purt of the second box.
Beiug at the homo of my daughter-in-
law, Mrs. L01111 Tompkins, aud hearing
hor complain of rheumatism, I gnvo
hor thu balance.
"Now, I havo worked right nlong,
nud iu spite of tho present wet weather
uud the fuet thut 1 have a heavy cold
just uow, 1 have uo indication of the
presence of my old disease, and any
one of the three things (heavy work,
wet weather und a cold) whioh 1 uow
huvo combined, would have given me
a bad spell heretofore. I consider Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills a great remedy,
and I bolievo they have absolutely
cured me. At least, if they huve not,
it is only a question of continuing the
remedy loug enough, and if I ever havo
u return of the pniu I shall fly to Piuk
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, iu
a condensed form, all the elements necessary to give new lifo and richness to
the blood aud restore shattered norves.
They aro au unfoiling specific for such
dim-uses ub locomotor ataxia, partial
paralysis, Bt. Vitus dance, sciatica,
neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous headache, the after effects of In grippe, palpitation of tho heart, pale aud sallow
complexion, nil forms of weakuess
either iu male or female, uud all diseases resulting from vitiated humors iu
tho blood. Pink Pills are sold by nil
dealers, or will bo sent post 1 mid on receipt of price (CO cents a box, or six
boxes for $9.00) by ndrossiug Dr. Will-
iiims' Medicine Co., Schnectady, N. Y.
Some Startling Figuring Dono hy nn En.
thualuatlc Orugon Editor-
That it will not do to put all of one's
eggs in one basket hns boon thoroughly
demonstrated by the berry crop this son-
son. With thousands of crates ripo tho
ability to reach u market is without any
fault of ours suddenly taken away. Tho
strawberry crop has boon the principal
cue of this section, and whilo it will uot
only hold itH present yield, but 'will
double aud treble it, it will lu a year or
two become of secondary importance,
Prunes, peaches, cherries uud small
fruits gonornlly are a necessity to tho
fruitgrower because they furnish him
with monoy early iu tho season uh woll
as early in his business. Thoy uro a
means to nu end, furnishing money to
support thu family nnd to Improve tho
forniH. They ull bear one fatal objection
ns a crop to bo rolled npon, and that is
thu absolute nocosHity of finding a market for them as soon as thoy nro ripe.
This may not be true of thu prune, but
for it the same condition exists—it must
bo taken cure of at once when rlpo.
Thu fruit of Hood Hivor, tho ono thut
Is to mako her famous as woll uh prosperous, Ih thu winter apple.. Thut can
bu kept. It can bo gathered leisurely,
once In bearing, bring better nnd steadier returns and at tho very least outlay.
John Sweeny's orchard last year, its
first year of bearing, produced more net
money than would or could huvu boon
derived from tho name area of land
sowu to wheat in UO years, This year it
should yield fit) times ns mueh, next
year 70 times us much, und thou fur 20
years 100 tinioH us much. In other
words, ono aero of winter apples iB
worth more, your iu and year out, thou
100 acres of wheat Six acres of good
orchard will yield a lurger not yield
than n section of wheat land. Multiply
tho acres in Hood Rivor valley by 100
aud somo idea of tho wealth thut it will
eventually produce mny bo gained.
In othor words, evory sootiou iu fruit
will produco a cash value equal to throo
townships of wheat Tho winter apple
is going to accomplish this result, and
tho next fow years ns tho young orchards como iuto bearing will prove the
truth of this assertion, though it now
seems a wild one. Wo can but reiterate
our former words: "Plant applo trees.
Twenty acres if you can; one tree if that
is your limit, but plant at ovory opportunity. " When this valloy is an orchard
from tho mills to thu summit oast of ub
aud from tho river back for 20 miles,
then ouly will it havu attained its full
development.—Hood River (Or.) Glacier. 	
iionis school.
"Want a Bhino?" said tho diminutive
bootblack to tho barber who was Hitting
iu front of his tmisoriul palace wnitiug
for a customer.
"Nuw," answered' tho barber. "I
can do my own shining."
"Thon I'll do my own shaviu, d'lrn
yol" returned tho wrathful hoodlum.—
Chicago Tribune
Jinks (at upurty)—I don't seo what's
tho mutter with thut protty woman over
thero. She wns awfully flirty a little
while go, aud now she won't have anything to do with me.
.Stranger—I huvo just como in, Sho's
my wifo.—London Weekly Tolegrnph.
A washerwoman applied for help to a
gentleman, who gnvo her a note to tho
manager of a certain club. It rend as
follows: "Door Mr. X.—This woman
wants washing." Very shortly the answer came back: "Doar Sir—I dare say
sho does, but I dou't fancy the job."—
London Tit-Bits.
Hit  Thirst   For   Information   Sometime!
Taken All tlio Ginger Out of a Climax.
Tho habit of Representative Caruth
of interpolating some pointed question
and spoiling a climax whon members
aro delivering a speech, as ho did recently when ho asked MrQaigg at whut
period in history and in what country
gladiators wero booted and spurred, had
a strong illustration in tho Fifty-first
Representative Dollivor of Iowa was
In .tho peroratiou of au impassioned address, iu which ho was picturing tho
loyalty aud devotion to American institutions of sundry immigrants. Ho was
giving tho houso a thrilling and touching word painting of tho goodness of
thoso poor immigrants, declaring thoy
had turned their backs upon tho monarch riddcu countries of Europo to greet
tho suu of liberty iu their new homo in
"I have hod them sitting by my Bide
iu my office," hu exclaimed, "while I
was writing letters for thom to their
old friends ucross tho sea and to their
old homos, and they wore shedding
At this point a strange voice from a
seat somewhere ou the othor side of the
chamber chimed in. It was Coruth'a.
"What were thoy crying about?" he
Thore was au uproar of merriment
all over tho floor, aud Mr. Dolliver's
fine forensic uffect was shattered by a
shout of laughter at Caruth's impudent
iutorjootiou.—Washiugtou Post
Eugeno Field'* Portrait of Debs.
Tho newspaper portraits of E.V. Debs
aro uot accurate. They represent him
as fat aud sleek, aud he is uot. Dobs is
tall, bine eyed, pale, smooth shaven
aud inclined to baldness yo looks very
like Bill Nye, and tho fact thnt ho
wears spectacles emphasizes tho resemblance. Ho dresses very plainly, but
noatly. Ho talks fluently, hu is au omnivorous render, and hu particularly
likes poetry. Of address ho Ib candid
aud cordial. Hu has to a degree that
quality culled persoiiul magnetism. Five
minutes with him would suffice, wo
think, to convince a reader of human
nature thut Dubs is a man of high ideas,
homst convictions, unswerving integrity, grout intellectual vigor (or perhaps, rather, zeal), exceptional simplicity of character and oousummute im*
practicability. His traits aru thoso, wo
beliovo, which, taken singly, are most
admirable, but which, bunched, aro very
likely to get him into trouble.—Chicago
Information For tho Ezainltien.
Tho Hou. Chump Clark, formerly of
Kentucky, has no respect for the civil
service laws, aud hu does uot hesitate
to Buy bo, ns was indicated by his vigorous speech in tho houso the other dny.
Iu the course of his remarks he mado u
general assault on tlio civil sorvlce
system, whioh, he declared, was the
most monumental fraud of tho century,
"Not 10 men lu this houso," said ho,
"could stand au examination for a sflMH)
clurkship. Why, they asked ouo man
how many British soldiers wero sent
over hero during the revolution. The
applicant replied that he did uot know
the exact number, but ho know a d——d
sight moro camo ovor thau went back."
—Louisville Courier-Journal
Mt'ihimirnl I'l'iBCfKni'* Kni'doy-nd  to  Make
Winter To nt pe rut uro Thin tinminor.
The offorfc to bring tho advantages of
refrigeration obtained by mechanical
processes within tho reach of small consumers has taken two directions—-tho
production of small aud inexpensive uu-
tomutio machines anil a system of supply of tbo refrigerant from contriil stations. The latter is now iu successful
operation at both St LouiB and Denver,
lu one of the St. LoulS restaurants,
which the enterprising owner has deoo-
rated in a manner suggestive of the
polar regions, pipes Upon the walls uro
loiinected witli the street line, ho that
iu sweltering summer ho cun turn on
the cold und defy tho dog days. Au atmosphere of I "J degrees below thu temperature out of doors has an enticing
Another example of the varied applications of tho system to bo seen [11 a
cafe window daily is a display of eatables upon a heavily frosted table. This
attraction is secured by making for the
top of tho (aide a shallow closed tank
completely tilled with liriue, through
Whiuh are passed the pipes of u refrigerating coil. Tho brine, lining cooled be-
low the freezing point, gathers its snowy
covering from (he moisture of tho atmosphere. Above it iu Iho window aru
pipes curved to form the letters of tho
proprietor's name. Thoy, too, constitute
nu expansion coil and glisten with a
heavy, snowy coat, lu a drug store an
elaborate soda fountain exposes not thu
customary pictures of frostwork, but
real frost. The refrigerating pipes aro
ingeniously carried through this fountain iu such a way uh to cool without
dnngor of freezing tho various liquids
and aru exposed to view in places curved
in fanciful shapes aud presenting a refreshing sight of dry white frost.—W.
W. Smith in Pannier's Magazine.
Miike crest en.lliujHfioiiH-tlini'H. Ailments that
wu nre Hut to consider trivial often t-mw,
through HOgleCt, Into atrocious itmladleti, dsii*
tfcrons in theniKolvt'H ami productive ot others,
It in the disregard ol tlie curlier ludlrHtloiis of
ill heullll which lends to the cstnhl^liiiicnl ol
"11 sunn (if maladies on 11 chronic hiitds. Moreover, there aro certain disorders ttieldoat to the
wi-nsou, Bitch aa malaria and rticiimaimin,
against which it In al way* dcHiralile to fortify
tho system alter ciposnro to the eotidltimis
which produce tltent. ('old. damp and miasma
nro Riiruly counteracted by lln-lcttcr'n stomach
Kilters.    Alter vou   have   Incurred   risk  from
these Influences, a vlueglsisftil or two of Hon-
tetter's StouiHCli Bittern directly afterward
(mould be swallowed. Por malaria, dynnepsiH,
liver cntnjilatnt, kidney and Madder trouble,
uervnuKiicKB and debility It Is the most dc
wrvedU' pep'ilar uf remedies and preventives,
A wiueiflatiHinl before meals pmmoles appetite.
Ilnst-Nevcr shall I forget the lime when 1
tlret drew this sword. Chorus—When waa that?
Host—A ta ralllo.
When Dr. R. V. Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y.,
fublished the first edition of his work, The
eople's Common Sense Medical Adviser,
be announced that after 680,000 copies had
been sold at the regular price, ft.50 per
copy, tbe profit on which would repay him
for the great amount of labor and money
expended in producing it, be would distribute the next half million free. As this
number of copies has already been sold, he
ia now distributing, absolutely free, 500,000
copies of this ,- * most complete, interest-1 COUPON T ing and v-il-
uable common] No. 114 J sense medical work ever * * published—■
the recipient only being required to mail
to him, at the above address, this little
coupon witb twenty-one (21) cents in one-
cent stamps to pay for postage and packing only, and the bonk will be sent by mail.
It is a veritable medical library, complete
in one volume. It contains over 1000 pages
and more than 300 illustrations. The Free
Edition is precisely the same as those sold
at $1.50 except only that the books are
bound in strong tnanilla paper covers instead of cloth. Seed now before all are
given away.   They are going off rapidly.
Nowhere urt> hoy a better oared for and
mure thoroughly taught than at iluitt'a
Sohool, Hiirlitigmii-u, Sun Muteo county,
OaL Tlie Hc.iinnl in iu chui'Ke of Ira Q,
lloitt, Ph. I)., nnd will reopen August flth.
" K. Chronicle.
Hoax -Is I.OHgbOW ms fund of fishing us ever?
Jorx—Not he's joined the eiuircli.
By local applications, us Ihey uanant reach
tho (line-lined portion Of the ear. There ia
ouly oue way to cure DeufnesH, and that is
hy   cotiatitutioiiul   remedies.    DenfiieHH is
oauBOd Jby an inflamod uomlltlou of tbe
IIIU00U8 liiiiiur ol the K u stao hia a Tube.
When thia tubo i;ets intltiuied you huve
n rumbling Bound or imperfect bettrl tig, and
when lt Ih entirely atosed Dsafnui in the
result, und unless thn inlliuinmition can bu
taken out and this lube restored to Its nor-
mnl iioniHtlun, lieioint: will be destroyed
forever; nine OftflttS out of ten ure embed
by mUirrh, which Is nothiiiK hut an inflamed condition uf Mm mucous surfBoos,
We will give Ouo Hundred Ihillura for
any cue of Deafneei (ottuied by catarrh)
that cannot he cured by Hairs Catarrh
Cure.   Head for circular*, free.
K.J. CIIKNKY A CO., Toledo, O.
flT-*BoUI by Druggtiti, 7.r>o,
I alii entirely cured ol Hemorrhage of
lunge by Piao'i Cure for Consumption.—
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I. cnuBod by thin, wenk, impure
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Syrup of Figs is for sale In 60c
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may not have it on hand will procure it promptly for any one who
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meats preferred, andbeforel
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It.and describes every
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. Ifsk-.U A M  ':'..ti»
Th>cu ili»0J> n"K.   Try It.
afho? Doeaeverr atop seem a burden'.' Vou nml
Second to tinue- THY IT..
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FRAZER c*xl|e
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fltitlBstlog two botes of but uthur br.ud. Free
from Alllmsl Olta.   t.KT THK UKNI'INK.
and Dul.n jeiier.lly.
Preserves all kinds of Fruit without cooking, and retains their
natural flavor.
is published ovory Friday evening, ul tueoiUoo,
Klug tft root, Cloverflalo, hy
GALBRAITH   &   00,
ttUU I'ltiriliiN I'ltICK
mo dollar pot V'oi
lily routs,
ADVKllTlslNU    RATK8!
Xmuilont Advortlioinoutii ton oonla pot Itno
u. ifii Insortlnii, Non mu oil inotiHutoinout**-
Ot]Ufll <•> IWnlv.J linos to ttio liioh,
Short notlooiol loiti [ninid, ota,f ouq dollar for
ttirao Imortlous,
DonthS) iiiiiiii, nnd mnrrlagoi, iniy ouuti tor
UUD llimrllllll,     \FlQQ U) MIllilCl'llllirH.
Uommorolpl ii Ivortliomuiita at uroutlj1 roduood
prlooi, wliloh wm im iniKlo known oniippH"
t'di imi.  Quarterly oontnioti,
\ii.ii-t!*■-ail ooramuiilootloiis to
Tho people nf ihe lower Praetor
iippein- lo have at length boon fully
uwakoned to the "pooulinritles" ol
Ihe Eraser bridge situation. While
the more astute huve nil along had
a realizing sense that the enterprise
whs iii fuel being controlled by
parties with axes to grind, lliose of
less keen observation, though
wilfully disappointed from time to
time, have nevertheless been accus-
turned tn persuade themselves that
the methods were straight und the
purpose the general welfare. This
measure of confidence hus ceased,
There is no longer, either in city
ur country, uny one so extremely
simple as in believe Unit the Westminster management of the bridge
hus been so far controlled by any
poliey other than very ordinary
self-interest, and the temper of the
people is taking slmpe in the direction of putting a period to the
tuni-foolery that has been in progress. In Westminster there is a
difference of opinion as to the advantages of a bridge, but no sueh
doubt is known in the country.
Here every settler knows that he
■ wants a bridge across the Fraser,
and wants it badly; and since he
has been deceived and abused in
placing his trust in certain parties, he feels now that he
needs to exercise his own perceptions. During its brief six
months of existence, this journal has quietly viewed the various
"dodges" and eounler-"dodges" thut
have marked New Westminster's
method of bridge building, believing that in due time the people
would have a surfeit of that sort of
ihing, and then would come the
time to take the mutter up und put
nel of Ihe river nnd almost dostroy
the other. Tbe men who contorted
facts in order lo commend this
bridge were not honest, 'ibis is a
pointed wny of putting il,  but  Ihe
occasion requires that a Bpade be
culled a spade. The promoters of
tho Bullen bridge, like 'lie promoters of the "Bund i dionio," do
not seek the bridge ns a first consideration j with then, tho side
issues an: of (Irst consequence, and
the bridge of secondary concern,
ll follows Hint the '-oto action of
Mayor Slides must bo commended.
Then we have Ihe Hamilton
bridge. It hns been wureely mentioned, and would probably nol
havo been hoard of lately bad it
nol been for the election of Alderman Johnston. There wus u set
purpose, apparently! to down the
Hamilton bridge without a honr-
ing. Mr. Johnston bus stopped
thnt game, and seems determined
Hint all the plans shall have a fair
held. Nevertheless, the Hamilton
bridge is costlier than need be, und
like the Bullen structure, it destroys the river channel, something
that it may bo taken for granted
will not be permitted by tho navigation authorities.
The oilier plan is (he Dominion
bridge Company's, tho one the
"linnd schemers" were working
on. il is the only plan that does
not interfere will the river channel;
It is, according to consulting engineer Cooper,si me $1,5(10 tho cheapest ; it will provide the maximum
of labor here in B. 0.( and in several other respects offers important
advantages over its competitors, lt
wus because of these advantages
(hat the "and people adopted it.
it only the publio interest is considered, tl uie is no reason to doubt
but Hint tbe bridge will be built
on the D minion plans. The trouble is, n before stated, that the
public interest has not been the
primar. consideration. But, so
that there may be no excuse for
Ibe "Ii i ml"advocates to hung back,
nnd granting that Westminster
really desires to build the bridge,
what is to hinder the city building
on tbo Dominion plans, ns Band
propose! to do, and if the "Band
scheme" should by nny chance
come to :i head Inter on, tho bridge
could be handed over, if that should
bo considered in the city's interest.
ji the city does not wish to take
.the subsidy and build tbe bridge,
tt through the dissecting process |(||Cn mMy „ .„ ||na (o Bayso
lor the benefit of our own constitu-
I Surrey wants a bridge for her pco-
ents In the first place. V e are not j ^ ^ hog _ M ]me wekfs
without a fair fund of information,,^^ g brM Thm ,„ B mu.
for we have lor some time been In ,„, intwMt ,„,,.„ |h|lt Inig]lt ,IC.
correspondence with well-informed ^ som(,thin(, ,vith the mh.
gentlemen of   Westminster, who,l8l(1     ^ dog-in-the-manger poll'
! |cy cun accomplish nothing.
utterly sick of the methods in
rogue, and all confidence destroyed
iu the mouthpiece of the intriguers
-.is representing city opinion, huve i    ,., -       . , ■  ■
1        .„?     '   r. I     I found a great many complain-
been very willing to assist SuwtBV ing ,,f the action of the railway
Timks in putting (he popular view company in not erecting stations
of the bridge business before the
public.      The   discussion   having
do business thore must either take
a boat or walk up the track, and
then like as uot (ind the premises
locked up and the agent away, except nt train times. Thoro is no
ugent between Liverpool and
Blaine,a distance ofaboul 25miles;
uo place to receive freight, no place
to storo baggage. Freight and
baggage ure alike dumped off the
train, in ull weathers, nnd it rests
witb Ibe owner to guard it against
damage. No freight or express is
taken for Canadian points unless
tho charges nro prepaid, a fact
Unit results iu gross inconvenience
—so much so that the few merchants of Surrey find it host to
freight, in their goods by ordinary
team, The railway, indeed, bus
been nn actual evil, for the fact of
being constructed and in operation
has induced innocent parties to
come to Surrey to do business under Impossible conditions, they
not understanding the wrotched
railway lay-out. The road Is of
no service to tho farmers, for they
do not uso it, neither to carry
themselves nor their produce.
Cloverdale Is centrally located on
the line, it bus a population of 100
souls, nnd is relatively too important a point to be treated with eon-
tempt, even bynbig railway company—that is to Bay if (he charter
under which tho road wus constructed permits of a railway corn-
puny treating 26 miles of tributary
Canadian territory with contempt.
Wo do not know the conditions of
the charter, but if no provisions
wore made for the service of the
people supposed to be served, then
the people of Surrey havo yet
another ground of hostility to the
present tail-end of tbo Provincial
administration that wronged and
befooled them.
In regard to the Croat Northern
ownership) we aro quite aware that
(his branch of their line may not
have proved a profitable investment up to the present time. But
the company no doubt knew what
they were buying, and if they made
a bad bargain) that is no reason
that the publio should suffer. The
management have made no effort
to encourage local traffic; on (he
Contrary) they appear to have deliberately discouraged it.' The
mere building of a depot at Cloverdnle would have been an aid to
traffic, because it would have established the permanency of the little
town, (the only point of any consequence on tho line) nnd helped
the inhabitants to do business and
grow. But no such help wnsforth^
coming) or any other service of a
kind to be appreciated by the tributary public of the road. For
four years our people have exercised
the virtue of patience until it has
ceased to bo a virtue. Now we
want depot agencies established at
convenient distances through Surrey. We must have depots to have
trade centres    The choice of loca
ls a great inconvenience to them
Tbe  railway has  been built four
. , .... ,   .  vears.   It runs through 36 miles '''»■ >» with the Company.    The
ii" l"'Tm"^..M,,P"?_...?.  ;'f Britil* territory, and there is j people of Cloverdale believe they
il should continue till the people j „„ station except at Brownsville., have   just   claims   for    suitable
itimi'"" '  ••■' •'■ ■•   ••■'■     "■■
tif understanding regarding a pro-
generally are placed in a position The people contend that  when thoi,,alion  ,)Uij(.lnpi   bllt j, ,hey ,irc
n. I Government grunted a cbnrter toi       .   ,       ..,.,. ... ,
|the company  it should have  been- ■'"' to llnvc ,hcin' ,et " '* knmvn-
That is not tbo caso now, Our
legislators nro educating the
public to hold ibeir enactments In
disrepute, Of course men may bo
punished for violating existing
game laws, but the punishment
will not destroy (bo sense of injustice, while (bo sense of injustice
will discredit tbe law.   There is n
feeling that legislation bus undertaken to protect game for Iho enjoyment of "sports," und bar the
needy settler from this sourco of
supplying pressing wants.
Royal Agricultural and Industrial
Society of B. G.
Grand Celebration
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
October 8th, 9th, 10th X 11th.
This Kxhibition-Cclebrnlion Is the
Largest in tho Dominion West of
Toronto, and the liberality of the
Premium inst and i'rizes is Unequalled in Wesicrn Canada,
r.i.. I'romlum List nf iho It. A. 1$ I. SoRloty council, iniiiiy uuw fciituros nnd Sjit-clul Prlzus
of much value.
Three Full Days' Sports!
Gymkhana) Aquatic Sports, Indian
Canoe Racesj Rugby and Association Football Matches, Field
Sports, Sailors' SportS) Promenade Concerts and Illuminations.
Grand Bicycle Meet
In which tin? Fastest Wheelmen un tbo Pacific
t'oait will participate.   |.'*i In l'ria.-i
for thcio event...
for tho Championship ot Hrlti-h Columbia.
Valuably Gold Msdnls 1 "
jecl of such large concern to theI^^^J^^.t^-eioverJso that rto more tiin.be wasted,
ower Fraser district.   A summary dalo*,a fl|1 importnnt point)in a Liffl ia toofihortfor thttfeort of
-reference to plans, etc., may not be |ftrg0. settlement* and Is deserting' thing to ctfntli
but of place here: of a station
i will bo awarded
to tho wlunatft
Tho Wcfltmlninr Cltv Hand and other Ilnndi
will [nnil-li inutlo throughout tbu Kxhlbitlon-
Special Accommodation will be providod for
ExcUUton rate*' hnvo been necurod over nit
Kiiiiwriy and >f;iiii.l«»iit l.tnos for Viiltori, aud
roducol fruight ritloi on E* tilth*.
llnTi- will be ui) el.nrea for "-"xhlbiti cnwliig
tlio Fnixer nt Now We* tin luster.
Km 'ur'li.r |>iirticiltiir* U to prliM) iports and
I'.'lt-i.raiinii, »,-u Suclcty'fi [tiltt ii-t aud stuull
pr !■!•:■ iiiiuu- a- lelubnttlon.
Further iuformntion will bu furnifhed on np*
| l.i I'.il'i.i to
I'rc* It. A* A I Snc'v.        Hue. It. A. .V I. Soc'y
11. tt*. BU1LK& Ma von.   AHTlll'H MAI.IN9,
Cbairniau Cvl, Cum.      hec. Celubratlou Cum.
regards the  "Kami i   The above extradt is takfln from
mn1.   In a little while
we will all ho dead.   And if the B.
C. legislature fold the Municipality
boheme."    Thin  is n project bylthe Vancouver World, and mayl^g^ in („in(Mn fIl!,„Vl.
Which  ii   number of  parties did very  appropriately   he    enlarged: minPter Southern railway, we want
hope to mend broken  fortunes h.v I upon.   Some four or live years opL, know th)Uj ffhm m havc fl  ^
tlie construction of a public work In  railway   wns   Imili  from  thei   .   , ..
,mi,l for by bonuse* from   Ihe Prour river lo the boundary Une,    The(,ity jollrllllIs ootll(1 gr01li)y
r'1'1"'   ,' "'V d9ftd.l0?grmnih ""' vory hwrt "f ",e'»i'l Inthlicau-eiand they ought
Unce,andthepromulgator> ol the Municipality ol Surrey, under a ,0. f0, it 1» the catlsb of the nobllo.
boheme are accepted for what they charter (rum the !>. 0. Leglilalure. i	
tire, needyadvontUrera with nothing, It was at lirst culled the \\><tmin- j    RefkurINO to the piinc laws the
to lose and s ething to gain.  Still ater Soulliern, but WM very soon j Victoria Times lay* thai  in   its
tho play Is kopt upon Bide Issues I acquired by tho Great Northern, view, the destruction of garni It
(or the benefit of another little Company) and now goes under the not of so much consequence as the
coterie- who have hatchet* thut need, latter name. The road lias been' contemptuous disregard of the law.
sharpening in tbe by-nnd-hye. Iin operation for nearly four years,I Undoubtedly that is the proper
Next wo have the Uullcn bridge; and it is n fact that it lies been of I way to look at it. As a matter of
bompany, and the method taken nn appreciable service to the lerri-1 fact the destruction of game is not,
at a recent Counoll meeting to tory it runs through. There is a nnd never has been, of any mn-
seoure UlO contract to thai Com- depot at Liverpool a couple ol miles terinl Consequence whatever; but
jiany is still fresh in the minds of I above the northern terminus, and il is a very grave matter, If people
bur readers, As a straight matter I no oilier depot till the American will only let themselves think so,
bf fact, open to demonstration, the, town of Dlaine is reached. There Unit the statutes of the country
Bullen bridge plan Is in every re- i-- » depot building on the (.'ana- should be held In contempt. Uninc
■<pect tho least advantageous of the I dion side of the boundary line, bul laws nre of n class exceedingly
Hiree plans submitted, lt costs it It not in use. There is also.'i liable to a measure of contempt,
'"■ire than the Dominion plans, small station building at I'orl and there Is all the more reason,
Htfuld provide ii minimum of Kells, but neither Is It Used. The I therefore; that care should be taken
labor to the "needy ratepayers "Liverpool depot i< away from to limit their provisions to such
taoken of, and is so designed thatltrafHci thtoe Is no way to drive a as are entitled, on tlielt merits, to
ll wouldntterl*'destroy one rhnn-|i..,m ,„ii. and Jtarlln wlthinj tojihe re«>iect of reepectabll men'.
and Florist.
llUKKS  llot'SE AS1) Nl-nsBRV:
604 Westminster Road, Vancouver.
i    r. Ol Addmi-Mt, I'IcbsbuI, Vaucourbr B. C
'Fine Acclimatised stock of Trees,
PldlltS, Vines, Shrubs, Hoses,
Bulbs, etc., etc.,
APPLES—1 Year 10 cts., 2 Yoars 20 cts., 3 Yoars 30 ots. oaoh.
In   tall   tlio   X-eailiic   Variation.
Blaok Currants, Rhubarb   Rasps, American lllackben-ics, etc., etc. etc.
Finest Knglisli Strawberries,
Farm Prutl'iuc tnki'ii lit oxeliiiiiiro (or Niir-ory Stork.
Clayton PoBtofflee. SURREY NURSERIES, Tinehead.
Agricultural   Association
Wild.   BE   HELD
At Cloverdale,
SEPTEMBER   25th,    1895.
It is confidently expected that the Exhibition will be the most
successful of recent years, and an unusually line display of stock, prnirt
roots-, fruit, etc., is anticipated, A cm-dial invitation is extended to
Choice  Groceries,
And General Merchandise,
MAIN STREET- CLOVERDALE, (Comer McLlellun Road)i
Goods all fresh and of the choicest quftlitj'i   New stock Constantly
arriving.   Prices down to lowest notch, on the basis of "email profits
and quick returns."   RMf* Give us a trial.
The Starr Hotel,
on my own
inn' -ri.T of ('lihicfio nml Jnpnn i illl-"-. Az-illnl
1 i'.iincli>i', rtfttC nud Uninuiuiital Trcci, llollnntl
[ l.iuu*-, Ac.
\ -'!'-r In null Mnnufrtcturcr nf Afctlcultiirnt
. fmptemintr) ''"' »lvei mid Hiipplios, apmr
• 1'ii.iipi, tt liulo «nl *S»iip. utc.
^tiwr>flp(i*« OftUlOfttO mailed on receipt ol
ruilf nJiln-iM.    Uot it nt olios nud keep It for
[arm rolittafl. it win piy tow
A ...rc<i,
M. .'. HKNKY,
no» %%t Mniini riciittii'tt,
The l&ble is supplied with the liest ilie niarkH nfford.*.   The fooma nrtf
plettiant, comfortably furnis-hedi and the beda clttahi    A good homl
Hotel for families while waiting to locate.   Charges moderate.
Columbia St., New Westminster.
Ronovitto . nnil Hulltu-il tlirollgbout.
When you po to  town   try  the
Occidental for
A First-Glass Meal for 25 Gents.
flood ltooms by Day, Wcok or Month.
To Sunday Schools.
Any one wliblng lowohnnBO BundnyBobool
I, iirnrieB, ploua Rdiimti ljuporlntoaJflnt i'ru»-
byuTiim Sunday boiiooi, Qlovordalo,
Top cnle. two rooJ inllcb onWH nml n. yoko nl
Bnfoil yoor nltl irorkhiff 0*.&| woll lirokuii.
cliomi lor cnsli.
1 MO(lulllli«):,I1110S.    ,
| Choice young Hoars and  Sows ol
different ages,
AM. HTtii-K IlK(ilxri:ili;l).
Write for wautf, or come nml loeiloob.
Olo.vordiilo li. C
Black Currants.
Tho undorilgnsd hM revowl luindrwdyoutiB
muck Currant bu»hBB uioro thnd Um is fttiiu w
Motmit, nnd win dlipoii ut thom tit vory low
tutnn ia dunntltlM lovult putaliMor.   w.n take
ptitatOL'S in ojcfliiHiito.    UliirX t'tiriant-' nre tlid
nio-t reiinijio<>r nil fruit cropland nt trufoitj
prlcOl will  prodUOa liV'O por urn' 1'   propiT j
oulUvntcd. J, f. l.AI.1lH.\nil,
Bumy Tlmoiontoo!.
Cows Wantedi
Tho undonlsnad would ilko to obtain i-q.oi
threo OOWI to keop on shtiut, «r will lakfl i
number to winter ovor. Him titanty n! uot.rf
ink „„d fflil l!•'»^!t^^7.Vi'*^w,rl'',W■M•.


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