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 No. 6.
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I Tho rogultir subsurlptlon prloo ol thla paper 1m
I ono (iniluriiur your hi tvtlviince but tunitrouob
nt mnny pooplu in tli'a part bf tlio Froyifioa
hnvo suiloreit loss by pnyillK '» iHlyuncij for
popors thnt Bhuttl; ouusod to exist, wo will Bond
BUMtKV TlHKH to nny settlor In Djltfl IttlitUB
innl tukc our pity tit tliJ Olid of tho your. Or, WO
will Hand ii to any uddroaa In'tlio I'roviuoa from
now till ihi January, 1800, tor Mote. Inndvauco,
Tun roads arc getting good ngnin
SiiiitKY Council meets to-morrow
nt i) n. in.   Court of Revision,
Mu.-i i'c:ili/.i' nn our slunk,
wnnt ihe goods give us
Want mpnoy. and must huyc it.
, call and you will (Ind il will pay
If you
stoves fly ACTUAL COST stoves
T11]•: wild   pigeons
queutlng the sowed
a re
still  frc-
.   A few
Parnell & Gunn,
Granulated Sugar per 100 pounds,	
Yellow Sugar per 100 pounds,  	
Hungarian Flour per barrel.   	
Aniei'iciin Flour per barrel,	
Ceylon Tea per pound. 	
Five-pound boxes of English Breakfast Tea for.
Five-pound boxes      do. do.
Five-pound boxes Rest Ten for	
Fifty-pound sucks of China Rice	
Ninety-pound sacks of Rolled Oats    ....
Forty-live pound sucks       ditto	
Coal Oil per case	
Coal Oil per tin ,        .
Pickles per keg	
ureen Tea, best,;! pounds for	
Five/pound ttoxt's (Ireen Tea	
Beans, 21 pounds for ,.,
3 40
1 80
8 00
1 50
1 00
1 50
1 00
havo been
Tut: grain Holds arc gottlng green
and the spring labors of tbo fanners
are about through with.
Tin: weather  the   past week lias
been a little showery  ni.il  a trifle
cobl but fairly satisfactory pu the
Tin: sinall fruit is now advanced
enough to be  practically  safe, and
there will  be  a  bountiful crop in
ibis neighborhood,
Tim monthly report of the Clo-
vcnlnle school for April shows a
total enrollment of 64 pupils and
i average attendance of 39.45.
For all kinds of Seeds, Brain, Chopped Feed, Flour, Meals, &c, go to the
Braokman & Kerr Milling Company,
543 Front Street, New Westminster.
Dn. Si'Tiiiciii.ANi) has been attending the examinations of the Provincial Medical Board in Victoria
this week. He is expected home
Who wants to buy a cheap farm?
Read the advertisement of Mr. C.
C. Green in this issue, and learn of
a chance not often met with in this
Shorts. Bran and Chops  nnd all  other
Feed and Groceries at
W. S. Collister & Co.
— Successors to K. P. Freeman & Co.,—
Millinery & Mantles.
Agents for Butterick's Patterns.
Send for Monthly Fashion Sheets.
Wm. Johnston,
in all grades of
e ng
ni for the colebralod
"K" Boot.
I.KAVK    i
111'   Hi,II I.
Na*y .Vasllllllllt.i
The committee of ladies appoint
ed hy the Surrey Agricultural Society to revise the Ladies' Work department of the prize list for next
exhibition, meets to-day.
Mb. J. F. Bootiihotd, of Surrey
Centre, who met with a serious accident last week while handling a
vicious horse, is much improved
and will soon lie around again,
SunBEY contributes its quota oi
holiday-makers to the May Day
celebration in Westminster to-day.
The weather is tine, and quite a
few go from this neighborhood.
Mas. Dn. St'TiiEHi.Axn and Mrs.
Albert Milton went to Vnncnuvcr
the fore pnrt of this week. They
are visiting friends in the terminal
city, and are expected home tomorrow.
Thu Bracknian & Ker Milling
Company have received the diploma and modal awarded to them
for their exhibit of National rolled
oats and oatmeal at tbe California
Midwinter Fair, where they re
ceived first prize.
' Tun Rural Northwest, of Portland, says that from Corvallis to]
Eugene, Oregon, freight teams are!
successfully competing with the'
Southern Pacific railway and doing
a thriving business. Same here,
between Cloverdnle and Westminster, it is cheaper to freight by team
than by thp Great Northern railroad. More, two parties going to
town can save a dollar in fare by
hiring a horse and buggy in preference to buying railway tickets.
Am. the black currant bushes in
this neighborhood arc badly affected with green aphides. The same
is true of the vicinity of Ladners.
Mr. llutehcrson, In conversation
with the writer, decided thai the
insects arc the well known hop lice,
The remedy is to spray with kerosene emulsion, or n strong solution
of quassia chips,    Whore one bus
only a few bushes, n r ly cure is
to dip tbe affected purls in tobacco
I water, made by siloing up n Ion
cent plug of 'black tobacco and
I steeping it over nlghl In six quarts
I of waler.     Tobacco does nol hurt
vegetation, and  the solution can
j scarcely be made too strong.
This public meeting intho.Orange
Hall at Surrey Centre on Wednesday night was largely attended, all
the available seats being occupied,
and many persons being present
from long distances, some, ten or
twelve visiting brethren  being in
attendance   from   Ladners.     Tbe
ladies, also, were fairly represented.
The chair was occupied by .Mr. .1.1.
Breen, Master of the local Lodge,
who introduced  the speaker of the
evening, Provincial Grand Master
Sparling.    The subject up for discussion   wns the schools question,
nnd this Mr. Sparling handled in n
clear and masterful manner, taking j
I the ground  that there should be
one school system for all and s.pe- j
clal privileges tor none.   At  the
close of bis interesting address ho
was greeted  with  warm applause.]
Others  present   were called  upon J
for an   expression   of opinion, and ,
brief addresses were made by Grand
Recorder Walmsley, of Sapperton ;
Rev, \V, Bell and Mr.G.Boothroyd
of Surrey t'eulre; and Master
Moore, Deputy .Muster I,miner and
Mr. Boyce, of Ladners. After the
close of the public meeting, the
members of the Order remained to
transact Lodge business, when
a number of additions were made
to the Lodge roll.
Tin: new game law constable, A.
.1. Pittendrigh, went over to Mud
Bay yesterday to serve a summons
on R. Brown, who is charged with
illegally killing a doe in February
last. The case will lie tried in the
District Court on Tuesday next.
Mu. John Staub is making considerable improvements on his
twenty-acre block adjoining the
Cloverdnle townslte. The front
portion will nearly all be under
crop this year.
Tun dates have been definitely
fixed for tlie Westminster Exhibition next full, and are October 8th,
)th, 10th and 11th, The prize lists
will lis issued early in June. Fruit
will have special attention.
An entertainment is spoken of in
aid of the building fund of the proposed Episcopal Church at Nico-
mpkl.   Details later.
A Trip to flu/to
On Saturday the editor of Surrey
Times made n brief trip to Ladners
on business.    Tbe road from here
is the main  trunk  road running
east and west, and it passes almost
through tbe centre of Delta municipality.   To one accustomed to the
.Manitoba  prairies, the view  from
this road north and south over the
Delta lands presents a very familiar
appearance.   The level land covered   with  grassy sod, or turned Up
black  under tbo operation of Ihe
plow, the absence of trees, and the
iBttlers' bouses looming upalir-l
'egular distances over  tbo landscape, while   i"    every   direction]
j strayed scattered herds of cattle, nil
presented a scene BO like to those of
Other  days, that   one  might   well
day dream in the bright May sun
'and imagine one's self back amidst
the greal grain fields of the North/
i west, figuring up the probable output of No. 1 bard by the million
bushels      However, here was   no
isueli  broad  area, though  expanse
Iwido enough, if thoroughly cultivated, to grow the food for great
part of British Columbia.
Seeding was well advanced, and
tbe grain fields were already look
eul In
Corinth Evacuated.
.Managua; Nicaragua, May
The Nicaraguan (lover
ing, through the Salvadorian minis
ter at London, accepted the modified ultimatum of the British Government, the dispute between tbo
two countries is practically at an
end. Orders were cabled from London to Bear Admiral Stephenson
directing him to evacuate the port
to-day. Tbe warships presented a
scene of orderly bustle this morn;
ing, giving evidence that something
out of the Usual course was going
on, Boats passpd frequently between tlie shore and the vessels, the
little midshipmen in charge wearing an air of greater importance,
than usual, The force originally
landed by the British lo hold the
place was 400 blue jackets and marines, but on Friday, when il be.
,cainc known that the tension had
| become relaxed, all of them, with,
the exception of fifty-eight marines
nnd their ollicers, were withdrawn.
Shortly after the flag denoting
that religiops services were in progress on board the warships was
hauled down, the marines, who bad
been drawn up in front of the Cus-
Itoma House, were ordered to return
        \ few minutes lata)
was hauled down
Nicaragua was rid
of the British invaders, and the
long strokes of the sailors were
sweeping the heavy boats to the
warships lying in the harbor.
Hundreds of person.- had as.
send,led along the shore to sec tbe
embarkation of tbe marines, and a
cheer went up as the noses of that
boats headed ba rhorward. The
warships were soon riding al short
cables, but their departure was
layed by the tide, which did
I servo until the afternoon,   It wus
the British tla
mg quite green with  the
blades.    A  few miles this side of 11 ,      - ....
Ladners a hop-field of about three Ifmm the Government buildin
acres was passed, the property, of |Boon the Boil
Mr, II. A. Hicks. The young plants
were just beginning to show over
the surface, and as far ns could be
judged casually the indications aro
very promising. The land of Delia
is admirably adapted to pop culture
and no doubt the venture of Mr.
Hicks will prove a successful one,
and possibly be of Provincial advantage, through encouraging others to grow the same product, which
is practically thp only agricultural
commodity that British Columbia] -.....--.- -—  -   , ,
can hope to export in large nuanti- expected that tbe flagship would
ties,and her farmers bo thus placed depart with the two other vessels
above tho sharp  fluctuations of a "f the.! eel,  but  when  the water
Langley Township.
Correspondence Suitnay Times.
The Municipal Council met in
the Town Hall on Saturday, the
4th instant, the Reeve, P. Jnckmnn,
and full council being present.
The business consisted of arrangin
the statute labor for the year,
appointing tlie pathmasters to
carry out the work, Petitions relative to the Liquor License question
were   received,    considered,    and.,    . ,.
ordered  to  be   filed,   and  other !•«""}««, ending j
matters of more or less importance ,        ,'",,,
•   ..Mipvooil     indeed
Rough & Dressed Lumber,
lull, Shlnitloi, MouMlnm. Plain jit 11.   ,,,
••»--■'-• -nilall ki,„i.,„i ItiUricir M
work, oto.,
Fillip",   Krillt ii
Window 01m     "
v Picket', Ilni»rj>, Window,., 1'rnnio., Wind,,, Tnriio.
.   . 'Int'li.    f'lnln mi.I Ciirvt',1  tfuttlplfl, Soto nnd 0111,!,'
 on DnxoB. Kut'Soats, Aa*. Imnorior. ol rial , Pulley mid common
ir*av Yard. ,111,1 Wuroiioii.c, Columbia snout Woet.
R. JARDINE, Local Manager.
were disposed of, when the council
adjourned nt an early hour.
Several fishers from tbe interior
of the township have come down to
the river after tlie oolochans nnd
have made good hauls, Some
spring salmon have begun to be
brought in for salo.
The river steamers continue to
ply with regularity, and our local
boat the Hon Accord, Capt, Young,
proves a great convenience, keeping
up to time wilh commendable
Tbe nrraiigcnients for the Queen's
Birthday celebration are being
matured and the prospect of a
successful revival of the sports and
pastimes indulged in formerly on
the   Anniversary   is   now   about
The weather continues favorable
for farm operations and as the
season advances the potatoes
other plants liable to he affected I
by the spring frosts arc being put
iu with more confidence ol their
escaping injury, although the
danger to vegetation from this
Icause is not quite over, Ice having
; liccn formed on vessels of water,
outside the houses, on some nights
during Inst week. The bloom ou
tbe   fruil    trees,    however,    looks
healthy ami does not, up lo the
present, show marks of having been
injured by the frosl or rain. The
grass on the plains shows signs of
growth, but too soon to be obliterated along the low lands, for the
river has begun to rise and the
time fast approaches when the
waters will overflow the prairies as
usual at this period of the year.
The fortnightly service in the
school house, conducted for many
years past by the Rev. William
Bell, of Surrey, according to the
ritual of the Church of England,
was held again last Sabbath evening, when their was a fair attendance. The services in the Presbyterian Church were conducted by
the Rev. Alexander Mogee, followed
The sympathy of; in the afternoon by Sabbath school
lumbiau public will and Bible class teachings,
cstricted market
At Ladners things seeiuod t
moving along quietly, and nothing
special was observed. Fanners
were at home attending to their j
work and the activity of tlie salmon I
canning industry had not yet commenced.
About n  mile out from the town 1
is the well-known .Jubilee  Farm.,
owned by Mr. Thos. MeNeeley alio!
upon which he'has constructed a
commodious and  handsome uesi-
I deuce, equal to the best city buildings,    surrounded    by   beautiful
and 'grounds, and backed by sixty acres
of solid orchard.    The farm launder the management of Mr. K. Hut-
chcrsoii, and in connection with it
be conducts bis well known nursery
ut .superior stock
to all p '
beyond,   Indeed  we found hi
was high
lu,!permit of tin
ugh on 1 be bi
passage of the ii--,.- ■
the Wild Swan and the S.iv-
got under way, and, with tlK
red ensign of Britain snapping in
Ihe breeze, stood out to sea, Chat
flagship, the Royal Arthur, j
out cable again, and this fact waa
believed to confirm a report
she would salute the NicaraguojQ
Hag when the Government n.,,".--
sessed itself of the port.
rows empty, but there are many
scores of long  rows of developing
trees that will be ready foi
next fall and spring.
Mr. Ilulcbersoii   kindly
jus over the grounds, and added
! greatly tn the interest by bis well-
informed conversation,   It was not
I the season for (lowers, but n mngni-
j ficent specimen of   rhododendron
I with its mass of color was a garden
in itself, while others just bursting
into bloom gave token of fresh delights for   weeks  to  come.    The
well-trimmed hedges, tot
I thorn, cedar, nnd  Norway spruce,
lent pleasing effect with their grace-
1 fnl curves.   The orchard was gaudy
\ in   its   mantle   of   blossoms,   and
jodoroiis with tbo mild perfume of
the embryo fruil.
The spraying
Winnipeg. May 6.   Orders  wen
not received here from Ottawa  as
previously   telegraphed   to    hold
troops in  readiness to proceed  to
the North Dakota boundery to pet -
teet     settlers     from     marauding
Indians and half breed-     I.ieinen-
ant-Colonel Holmes, D. A.   G.   mat
he Province, and 'merely taking precautionary meat.
lale I sures so that the troops would le
ready in very short order ii required
The arrest of tbe ring-leaders is
North Dakota yesterday haa dispelled any fears of nn uprising  in
showed . the Turtle Mountain-.
Surrey Times from now till 1st
January, 1898, for 60 tents cash.
Ont sprightly ootemporary the
Columbian has a libel suit on its
bands. Deputy Warden Fltzsim-
minis, through bis solicitor, asks
that vigorous journal for an "ample apology and full and unequivocal retraction" of certain uncomplimentary statements made by the
Columbian in connection with penitentiary affairs, failing which suit
for libel will be proceeded with,
Messrs, Kennedy Bros, vigorously
object to any apology or retraction
and seem rather delighted at the
prospect of ventilating the matter
in the court
the British (
ill fit was next in-
It was evidently in con-
stanl service, for wagon.pump, and
all were coated green with copperas
of the Bordeaux mixture, which
is now being vigorously applied as
a check to fungoid diseases.   The
pump has the power ol n steal i-
gine, and ibi'ows a Bordeaux fog
al a pressure of   I2fi  pounds lo the
ineh   a regular cyclone of poisonous vapor.
Back lo Ladners, business finished, thon home again after a pleasant
and Instructive trip,
certainly be with the newspaper.    |    Langley, May Cth, 1805.
London, May 8.   Thero was
exciting and unprecedented scene
in tbe  House of Commons  this
afternoon,   Jusl a- the Chief Secretary for Ireland, Mr. Morley, hnd
finished bis speech discussing tho
bill of Mr. Knox, antl-Parnelllte,
to repeal ihe Crimes Act, 0'Dono-
vnn  Rossa, tlie  well  known Irish
agitator of New York, arose from
his sent in the sti
nud   excitedly   exel
Speaker,     an      a-
jhas    been    aimed
Ibis House, nnd  a
put   on   my   name
marks   were   grceli
; shouts of " Order."
Sergeant-at-Arms summarily
ml Riissn from Ihe house,
'llm i-Dliiion. <>( '.lu. pa ,r «,,, ffw ', >.: la.
the iI.-'oibOui of pubtle 'AkUara, Olaotira. n
nre not rc.|.oailbIu lor th: opinion, ot aonw-
Surrey vs. Davis.
f I'.llglisll     ,.,)tll0 |.;.uiwo, Sl'IIBIY T,»B<,
Sir,- In your issue of the 28th
inst.,1 find n short note concerning
the action of Surrey against mf-
for the purpose of collecting the
Dyking  Debenture Rate of  1898.
Allow mo to correct a -liubt
error in your statement, Vou - <y
"It was deemed judicious to dr,,p
the particlnr suit -against DnvU
because of the discovery,,(a technical Haw in hil lt»nl i--,--n,,iit
tlull wns likely lo give bim the advantage in law."
Now, Mr. Kdiiir, perhaps our
idea- "j a technical flaw consisted
in tho fait thai the Municipality
wm- trying to collect n lax without
having lir-i iii.idc an assessment
,ii the property. I' my part I
am peculiar enough lo regard an
a mentas a necessity to taxation rather than a-a technicality,
I might also say thai (he - hoc
technicality exists In the taxation
of all the remainder ol my brother
As to your hint about my nol
gaining anything by reason ol
another Iniquitous white-washing
bill, it will be sufficient tb attend
to that point when the Municipality attempt- it : and it may be
even within the rnngoof possibility
that the Municipality ol Surrey
may find the Legislature not as
ready to condone it- mistakes in
the future as in the past.
Yours truly
IIkmiv Davis,
Langley, May 7, 1SU5.
ungcrs' gallery
limed! "Mr.
assin's    blow.
at mo In
lain has been
" Rnssa's re-
d   with    loud!
Finally, the
.B. C.
Vousoo that woman coming, Juck, dressed uf
in pink und gray?
Well, tliut'a a woman whom 1 iove.il in tlracf
now imaged away.
1 uni'd to visit bur oaoh night nnd write hoi
every day,
And words o( burning, ongor lovo ta hor To
ofton K»y.
I'd take hor out tu piii'tloa uud to many a mat-
WiiUlii r-iinl luruvory WOOlf or BO nciwtly bl(
I.nrt;ii hiuum out <»f tny  mdary  1 ouoorfullj
would nay
Fur buggy rldOH nud BUOQ lllui things tu unUcfl
tnir courtship gay.
Well, aftor nil I'd dono for hor, thla tmmi
young mold, MIsb May,
AIMi"U'.:li hor purontS item luul salt) tu sttcli 1
innrriuga nny.
Parle d  Ull  nor Olotlios tug- '.\wr and BltlppoJ
lightly out ono day
And woddod it young follow down at Nnrrtv
Kill, c lliv, Jaok, aim's coining, and with hu
You say that you'ro usioniKlu'd thnt 0 word tt
hor I'd nay 1
Th.ii I should fiddly snub and (corn suah 11 dc
coltful fay,
But, don't you boo? J am tho man with wlioq
bIio ran nway.
—Chariot J. Colton in Now Yorli Bun.
Driukx iu  Portland Cemont Succpimfulli
Withstand Fire.
Somo experiments woro recently modi
by tbo building inspection department,
Vienna, on the protection of iron from
fire by casing it with brick. A wrought
iron column 13 feet long and built ol
two channels connected by lattice ban
was used. Tliis was set up in a small
chamber constructed of brick, and tha
column was loaded by levers. Tlm
done, it was surrounded by a <i}_ inch
brick wall laid in fire clay mortar. The
wall did not fit closely around tho column, and advantage was takon of thil
to fix thoro samples of fusiblo metals,
which should serve as a gauge of tin
toniperuturo attained.
Various samples of stouo coucroto and
other materials wero also placed iu tin
chamber within tho column. This chamber was then filled with split firewood,
which was lighted, and tho doors immediately walled up with slabs of plaster of paris. Aftor tho fire had brokou
out tho doors wore broken in and a
stream of water turned into tho room
from u 14 horsepower tiro eugino. An
examination of tho room next showed
that tho walls of brick, laid in portland
cemont, retained their strength, wjiilu
most uf tho matorial stono loft in tho
chamber had been destroyed. Tho ceiling had been lined partly with plaster
of paris and partly with terra aotta
tiles. Both wero damaged. Tho inclo-
suro around tho iron pillars was still
Standing firm, though corners of tha
brickwork woro clipped ouo inch or bo,
and tho firo clay mortar was largely
washed out of thu joints. On removing
tho casing, however, thu pillar was
found to be uninjured, even tlm paint
being un scorched, and the fusiblo plug*
only showed a temperature of 140 degrees F.—Engineering.
Tho Boston Journal gives various
theories as to tho meaning uf tho word
"dingbats. " Ono writer who spent his
boyhood in Maine thinks it means to
spank, because his mother when getting
ready louse tho slipper threatened to
put tho "dingbats" on him. From Wil*
barham academy comes tho explanation
that it means tho breakfast biscnit,
which tho students dispose of hy sticking it to tlio under sido of tlio tablo,
throwing it at tho heads of other students or eating it. A Connecticut pupil
states that to receive punishment at the
hands of tho teacher is known as "getting tho dingbats." Two Philadol-
phians agreed that it means mouoy, as
iu tho sentence, "1'vo got tho dingbats
for it. " But New Hampshire agrees
with Maine that it means spanking,
nud so thu majority appears to sido with
tho maternal slipper. It is from such
"littlo acorns" that tho tall tree of our
almost cosmopolitan hmguago haa
grown. Wo gut "blizzard" from the
west, "kuklux" from thesouth,"boom"
from tho ambitious cities, "crank"
from tho eccentriu minds iu evory part
of the country, "pautata" from Italy,
"ohnlitza" frum Russia. Dingbats it
going to bo a great conveniuueo.
I'lHiiiinitlr Tires.
Most people imagine that pneumatio
tires arc novelties uf recent invention,
and yet thoy woro actually used on English loads nearly SO years ago, Wo read
that "at thu Bath and west uf England
agricultural show, held at Qoilfordj a
couple ut carriage wheels wore shown
fitted with pnonmatlc tires. Those wore
made by May iV Jacobs fur the Duku of
Northumberland 47 years ago, but thu
carriage proving too heavy fur Ihu bursu
they wore disused. The tires wero con-
itmotod on almost oxaotly tlm samo
principle OS thOSO In use on cycles today
—an Inner air ohnmbor, with a stronger
outer cover. When punelureil, they
were repaired by tlie same means asnuw
adopted. "—Hardware.
An Incuitijili'lti AlHiir.
"It is plain," said the justice, "that
ynu stulu thu hug, ami I shall send you
up for IU mouths,"
".ledge, kin you giuimo 'bout one
hour To' I goes?"
"What for?"
"Well, sub, i wants tor gu homo en
Bait dot hug down!"—Atlanta Constitution.
Hit I'ortlHIO.
Pearl Pnssou—Ves, dear papa is very
generous. On my birthday anniversary
ho always gives mo A dollar for each
year I have lived.
Vuliu Younger—Indeed? That must
have boon tho money Charley (iayboy
meant when hu said you had a fortune
In your own right.—UuiTalu Courier.
Casts tif Figures Mado Four Thousand
Years Ago.
Thero havo been placed on exhibition
in the Babylonian room of tho British
museum sumo very fine specimens of
Babylonian bronze castings. Thoso interesting specimens of early metal work
como frum a place known to the ancients as Sir-pur-ra, or Lagash, the
modern name of which is Tull-lo, a
largo mound or sito in southern Chal-
iloa. One uf tho bronzes shows tho king
ul' Babylonia, who appears cleanshaven, in the dress of tho high priest. Tho
garment, n-aches down to tbu feet aud
is erussed over tho left shoulder, leaving thu right ami, which is raised, bare,
Tho statuette is a full length one, standing ou its oWU double plinth, and is
ennin 12 inches high. Thisbrunzocomos
frum Abu Hubbub and dates about B.
C. 8300, A second statuette represent*
a king iu the attitude of adoration or
contemplation, having his hands raised
aud clasped together in a similar man-
net as thu god Nubo Is represented. Tho
king wears a long, flowing beard, but
tio enstumn can bo traced. This tlguro is
not full length, being cut off about tho
calves, aud represents probably the
Chaldean king, Gndoa, B. C, 2500.
Tbo third figure, which stands seven
inches high, represents Camil-Hin, king
of Babylonia, in tho character of a basket
bearer, both arms being uplifted and
supporting a basket borne ou the head,
Tho date of the figure is about B. C.
8200, It is supposed that thoso stutuottos
may have bceu dedications to Ningirsu,
the firo god, whoso worship was a particular cult at Toll-lo.
Tho art of making bronze casts was
known to the Babylonians from very
early times, and many examples nro to
bo seen in tho British museum as wojl
as in thu Louvre. A plaster cast of a
Babvlonian qiiocn, taken from tho original iu tiio Louvre, stands by thu side
of tho new additions, casts of which
havo boon sent to tho French museum.
—London Graphic,
Melancholy IU-nectloni of tho Young Man
Frum Sauk Ilrldgo.
"What a small world it is, aftor all!"
said tho young man from Sauk Bridge,
O. Ho had just moved to Chicago, aud
for somo reason ho was not greatly impressed with tho immensity of tho city.
"For instance," ho went on, "I had
been in my hotel but a wcok when I discovered that my unclo's divorced wife
lived in tho noxt room, whilo the man
who married a girl I used to bo engaged
to is on tho floor bolow. Moro than that,
tho greatest boro I ever knew iu my life,
a creature who has haunted mo ever
siuco my school days, keeps a big boarding house iu tho next building. I have
to dodge him evory timo I go down
town. At 4 o'clock this morning, when
I thought of all times I should certainly bo alone, 1 started to walk down
State street. It was a misty morning,
and tho gray fog hid oven the one or two
all night cabmen who wero still sticking
to their stands. Tho stroot wus lonely
and deserted. I had walked slowly along
down to Jackson Btrcet without meeting
a human being, when suddenly out of
the mist a figure loomed.
" 'Hollo, there!' sounded a voice as
wo drow close togother. 'I haven't Been
you for a long timo. I'm in pretty tough
luck, old man. Can't you stako mo to a
"It was a tramp printer I had known
eight yours ago in Leudvillo, Colo. 1
gave him 50 cents simply becnuse ho
had proved to me beyond cavil that life
runs iu circles around a globe, and that
all intersect snmewlioru in their circumferences. "—Chicago Tribune.
Electric Shocks.
Hero aro somo odd opinions concern*
ing tho force of the electric current
given by Dr. C. F. Chandler before tho
Columbian School of Minos: "Au interesting misapprehension which exists in
tho minds of many people is one concerning tho vital dangers which Inrk ia
tho pressure of, say, 1,000 volts. Tho
newspapers often toll of a man who has
been killed from such a pressure,
whereas, in fact, suoh a pressure alone
could not kill a humming bird. I have
frequently caught in my hand sparks
possessing an eloctro motive power of
100,000 volts without fooling anything
moro than a very slight burn. Tho dan*
ger arises ouly whon tho volts aro re-
ouforcod by a good many amphercs or
currents. In such a case tlio forcoof the
current suddenly decomposes all the
fluids in tho body. Tho suit iu tho blood
instant ly turns to chlorine gas, nnd tho
person who has his veins charged with
such a deadly poison cannot be expected
to livu many seconds. "—St. Louis Republic.
Iu St. Paul's one day a guido was
showing an American geutlomau round
thu tombs. "That, sir," said tho man,
"his tbo tomb Of the greatest naval 'ero
Earopo or thu wliolo world hover know
— Lord Nelson's. This marble snre'.ugh-
liogns weighs 49 tuns. Iliusldu that his
a steel roooptaolo weighing 11! tons, aud
hitiMilo that is 11 leaden cuskot, 'urmut*
icully sealed, weighing over two Ions.
Hillside that his a uiuhugaiiy OOffln holding thu hashes uf tho great 'ero."
"Weil," said thu Yankee after thinking awhile, "I guuhs you'vu gut him.
If liu ever gets out uf that, cable mu at
my expense. "—Now York Insputoli.
I.Ik I'll lliirin.uiv.
A short timo ago a yumig woman of
fashion in Washington went to ouo of
the taxidermists uf the Smithsonian institution and wanted a favor. Sho had
with her a bright canary bird, alive and
chirruping, and she very much desired
(he taxidermist to kill and stuff tho bird
Tor her. Shu went on to say Hit sho hud
"hunted all over the city for a bird of
j.ist this shade," because she wanted
thu plumage to match in color a new
gown which she was having made. Tho
bird that sho brought she wanted stuffed
fur an urnamunt fur her person.— Kate
Field's Washington. f
A Wealthy Cincinnati BuitlnvM Man En-
turtaltird the Hamilton Whist Club of
I'hiluih-l|)hla Willi Tricks Which nave
ni)*! if It'll Ki'llar and llei-miuim.
What was regarded by experts as the
most marvelous exhibition of card magio
ever seen at Philadelphia was given at
the Hamilton Whist club by Thomas B.
Arnold of Cincinnati. A formal rooop-
tion was given by tho Hamilton olub to
Mr. Arnold, who, in return for tho hospitality tendered him, entertained his
hosts with a series of most romarkablo
rard tricks.
Mr. Arnold is a well known Cincinnati business man, being a member of
tho wholesale shoe firm uf Alter, Julian
He is not a professional magician, hut
his trioks havo mystified suoh men
trained in magic as Kollar and Herrmann. He has refused fabulous sums
which havo been offered him to go before tho public as a professional, preferring a quiet, domestic Hfo to any notoriety lie might gain as a magician.
Mr. Arnold opened tho eyes of his
witnessi s by what ho calls a very simple tricic. Two now packs of cards belonging n tho club wero produced. Ho
had never sOeU them before. .Shuffling
ono deck, he held it out to ono of tho
gentlemen present, faying: "Select a
card from this pad; and then return it,
keeping tho curd in your mind. I will
turn my back to you as you mako your
selection. One of tho otnur gentlemen
will tako tho second pack ami throw it
on tho floor. Tho only card that will
fall faco upward will bo tho card selected by you, I will not touch either
ono of tho decks."
Tho card wassolootod, nnd the gentleman throw thu sucoudpadc on tho floor,
tho nine of diamonds being tho only
card that fell faco upward. ' 'That,'' exclaimed Mr. Arnold, "is the curd yuu
A cheor greeted tho announcement,
that that was correct.
"Now, hero is a good ono," said tho
entertainer. Pointing to Charles Ynr*
nail, ho continued: "Will you kindly select a oard in your mind? Do not mention its name."
When tlio solection was mado, ho picked up a pack, shuflled it carelessly, and
walking over to tho wall throw tho
cards at a picture. Thoy fell in a show*
or to tho floor.
"Turn the back of the picturo out*
ward," said Mr. Arnold. When this
was dono, a card was seen sticking in a
craok iu tho back of tho frame. It was
tho jack of spades. "That, sir, is tho
oard yoa had in mind."
Mr. Yurnall acknowledged that it
was, and the crowd was convulsed.
Again, u member of the company was
asked to tako a card in his miud. Four
others wero askod to tako cards at ran*
dom from tho pack and remember the
numerical value of tho card. Tho spectator who drow the first card was told
towrito tho number ou a sheet of paper.
Tho second man wrote tho number of
his card iu a separate corner. Tho third
man placed his number under tho second ono and added tho two together, affixing tho result to tho first numbor. The
fourth nan affixed tho number of his
card to tho other two numbers. The result was 874.
"Now," said Mr. Arnold, "will two
gentlemen accompany me to tho library,
each of them holding one of my bands.
A third can como along to seo fair play."
Thoy returned bringing a book. ' 'Turn
to page 874," ordered tho entertainer.
Tbe book was oponed at tho page indicated, and a card was found. It was tho
donco of spades. "That is your oard,"
said Mr. Arnold to tho gentleman he
bad asked to make a selection.
Tho statement was correct
Tho most romarkablo trick of all was
the last Captain Walton, president of
tho American Whist Players' league,
was askod to draw a card from tbo
pack, replacing it and keeping tho card
in his mind. Mr. Arnold took an egg,
selecting ono at random from a half
dozen, and broko it into a tumbler. Ho
showed first that neither the shell nor
tbe inner skin of the egg had been broken. No card was coucoaled up his
sloove or any where about his person.
Whon tho egg was broken, a card was
seen in tho tumbler, crumpled up and
covered with tho yolk of tho egg.
Drawing it ont, Mr. Arnold asked,
"What card did yon draw, Captain
"Tho queen of clubs."
"Thoro it ia " Tho pack was search*
ed aud that particular card found miss*
Although au expert on cards, Mr. Ar
nuld nover played a game for a stako in
his Ufa "I could mako a fortune as a
gambler," said ho, "for 1 can deal a1
man any hand 1 choose, but I wouldn't
dare to play out iu ourwes.ern country,'
for 1 would bo shot sure us fato. I don't
know what it is that enables mu to de
these tricks. I studied them all out myself, hut I can't explain how or why I
do them. "—Philadelphia Times. I
Uncolii nn Ki|Ualltjr.
lu a speech at Chicago iu 1858 Lincoln
said: I
"My friend has said thnt I am a poor
hand to quote Scripture. I will try it
again, however. It is said in ono of the
admonitions uf our Lord, 'As your Father iu honven is perfect, bo yo also
porfoct' Tho Saviour, I suppose, did
not expect any human creature could be
perfect os thu Father in heaven, but he
said, 'As your Father iu hoaven is perfect, bo yo also perfect.' Ho sot that up aa
a standard, and he who did must in
reaching that standard attained the
highest degree Of moral perfection. So I
say iu relation tn thu principle that all
men are created eijiial let it be o«
nearly reached as wo can. If wo cannot
glvo freedom to every creature, lot us do
nothing that will impose slavery upon
any othor oreaturo."—Stoddard's Table
A Qneation That Provokes a Lively Dis-
cUHDlon In Ettu Claire.
"I believe that scores of souls will rise
up in judgment to oiirso the dutiolng
Christians ovor whom they stumbled into
This affirmation, together with others
of liko Import delivered In n sermon on
dancing by Rev. Arthur C. Kmnpton, pastor of tho First Baptist church at Eau
Claire, Wis., has created a mild sensation iu that God fearing nnd dunce loving town.
Tlio titlo of Mr. Kompton's discourso
was "Should Christians Dniioof" and ho
nttv. MVMuno. kumjton.
confined his dienusslon uf dancing tn tho
Chrlstlun's duty regarding it. Ho did not
hlamo worldlings lur Indulging In tlm
dmiuo "because they did nut claim tn bu
free from selfishness, from sin, from sensuality." Tho terms of this exemption
did nut please the worldlings any butter
than the paragraph first quoted did thn
dancing Christians, nnd the result has
linen sumo very lively letters ou thu subject written tu the lucid papers.
Mr. Henry C. Putnam, a mllllonnlrn
banker und pine land king and a white
haired citizen of (10, takes up tho cudgels
ngnlnst Mr. Kcmptun, beginning as follows: "Seems tn me there is nil old stnry
somewhere in the ltlblc—I'rafsu bim in
tho dance,' 'And a time tn dance,' 'David
danced beforo tho Lord,''Thou shalt go
furl bin tlio dunce,' eto. Something like
that." Then hu says he novor dnnced till
ho wns 40 and much regrets that hu did
not lirgin lung before find closes thus: "I
havo dnnced whonovor it was good for mo.
I have never hnd purer thoughts than
when In ibe dance, though I hnvo novor
'hugged tu music,' but my wife has boforo
sho gut, too fut, and sho says, -lust ns
mnny would lovo to "two stop" or "gallop" simply taking hold of hands as In
tho other attitude.'" Mr. Putnam is a
member of tho First Presbyterian church
and is ono of Its financial pillars.
Mr. Kompton hns mnny partisans, however, nud ono of them, Mrs. Fanny K.
Russell, writes as follows: "Tho prlnco of
darkness Is thu general manager of tho
ballroom. They utter nn untruth when
thoy say It is tho dauco Itself that thoy enjoy. They go thero to enjoy themselves in
a wny which God never Intended they
should. Let men of God show theso
things In thi'ip true light. It is Impossible for nn innocent girl to bo so ofton embraced by a man of tho world without losing somo of hor womanly modesty."
Mr. Kemptou Is HO years old, and his
present pnstorntc, which begnn six months
ngo, Is his first one.
A Petty Storekeeper Chftr-fed   With   Inducing Hnjw to Steal.
Mm. It. Jacobs, n woman who has a
small storo in Oakland, Col., selling notions, candies, tobacco and toys, Is charged with inducing boys of from 10 to 15
years to steal for her, nud with buying
tlio stolen articles. About half a dozen
boys are said to havo mudo a rendezvous
of her store. Ono of them, Kddio Vernon,
said to nn Examiner reporter:
''I often took things to tho storo, and
Mrs. Jacobs always pnld for them In cigarettes or candy. Wecutild go thereand get
candy and cigarottcs, and slio would, tako
anything wu could get as payment. Must
of tho boy-- hnd accounts there, nnd I owe
her 5 cents now. Mrs. Jacobs used to toll
us to got things, nml sho would buy whatever wo got, but sho said that If wo stole
nnythlng not to steal anywhere around
her Htoro, for Homebody mluM see tho
guilds, and we would probably get Caught
"I don't think we gut what the things
were worth, but she would never give us
nny mure. Onco I stole 11 ciiinpnHH from
my mother ami took It then and got n
dog'l collar fur It, nnd when .Mrs. Jnoobf
touk Ihe OOnipanihO luoked nil nver Hand
Miiulpnpercd the mime utf. She used tn
keep me there, ami she QSOd In tell 1110 to
lay nil, and not gn to work nights. That's
how I lust my job as a moisangofi nnd she
tuld the other boys thnt she wanted to
havo 1110 lose my Job sol would bring
more things to her." ,
Other buys toll stnrles that confirm Vor- J
nun's charges, nnd some of their mothers
testify to corroborative foots. Mrs. Jacobs,
tho woman against whom the hoys mako
tha charges, denies that iho has ever knowingly received any stolen goods and claims
that thu police are persecuting her.
Luck In A ore* tor*' Hiiiiph.
In China if an ambitious putltletnn dues
not advnnco ns rapidly as ho desires ho attributes his failure tn the disaffection of
his nnrofltnrs with tho situ selected for their
burial and romovostholr bones, with great
ceremony, to another which ho considers
moro favorable. If ho does lint then sue
coed, ho moves them elsewhere nnd keeps
on doing so until bo enjoys better luck 01
glvos up lu despair. I
The lied Shawl uf Ouo of the Ladles lu
the Party Started the Fun, and the Skillful Angler Gave an Exhibition Not Common on a Trout Ing Trip.
"Traveling overland from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo, "said a tourist
recently returned from southern California, "our journey ns far as LosOlivos
was by stage. Of tho beautiful land and
water scenery along tho route of our
stage rido two features particularly impressed me. Ono was tho backward viow
from the summit of tho coast mountains, with Santa Barbara, 13 miles
back, clustered ou tho loft and right of
its white Main street, tho islands bo-
yond and tho bhio Pacific.
"Tho second was tho river that we
forded shortly boforo arriving at Los
Olivets. It was a typo of wntor courso
common iu California, with a wide,
deep bed, perfectly dry, except whore a
clear littlo stream rippled its way along
a narrow channel through sand and
gravel, winding and eddying round bars
mid bowlders, A man might leap across
it iu many places, and thu water did not
como nearly to tho wheel hubs as the
stago rolled through it.
"At Los Olivos, whioh we reached nt
5 o'clock p. m., ono of tho dishes served
nt our excellent supper was trout,
caught, as wo learned, in tho pretty,
clear stream WO had crossed. That determined us to stay iwer a day at thu station to try tho fishing. Wu got out our
tackle and had a day uf great sport. To
reach tho water wu had to get down thu
steep river hanks and follow thu dry bed
through whioh tho little stream seemed
to pick its way. Thu trout wo naught
were of tho black spotted mountain variety, ranging from 0 to 14 inches iu
length nnd averaging about threo to tho
pound. Smaller ones we put, back in tho
"But thero was up experience more
exciting than fishing to como beforo tho
day was ended. At noon tho Indies of
onr party camo by wagon to join us nt
luncheon, and they accompanied us in
tho afternoon's fishing. Toward night,
when wo had worked well up toward
the mountains, somo eattlo oamo down
to tho stroam to drink, and without op-
parent provocation a lively young bull
began to paw tho ground aud bellow unpleasantly and followed these demonstrations up by charging upon our party.
Looking up from my fishing at this
juncture, I saw that it was the red plaid
shawl of ono of the ladies that had excited tho animal's hostility. Calling to
ber to throw down tho shawl nnd for
thorn all to run, I threw stones at tho
bull to divert his attention, while tho
other gentlemen of tho party helped
them up the steep bank, whore the bull
could not follow. The bull stopped at
tho shawl, tossed it about in an ugly
manner, aud then, turning his attention
to me, gave mo a sharp run across the
sands to tho bank. I got thero all right,
carrying my rod, with tho line and
lender flying behind, but just ns I struck
tho top of tlio bank I felt a sudden jerk
of tho rod's tip, and turning saw that
ono of my fly hooks had caught the bull
in tho nostril.
"It was one of the queerest catches I
imagino that ever a fisherman made,
and I literally played that bull with a
fly rod for a quarter of an hour. I owed
him no good will, and besides I wanted
to save my tackle. Tho nostril of a bull,
as you probably kuow, is exquisitely
sensitive to pain, and with my strong,
flexible split bamboo rod, duplicating
reel and stout gut lender at tho end of a
huudred feet of braided silk I managed
to hold tho big creaturo under control.
Bo couldn't seem to make out what had
got him by tho nose, bnt ho know that
it hurt him worse whenever he tried to
break away, aud to increase the mystery
thero was all tho timo dangling aud
switching beforo his eyes a big, bright
red bass fly that I had left ou my loader
as nu experiment iu trout fishing. Ho
would strike at it with his horns, aud
his rugo at finding ho couldn't hit it,
and that it camo back at him every time,
was comical to witness—from a place of
safety, of courso.
"From timo to timo tho bull would
chargo upon tho shawl and toss that
about, and thou I had to work tho reel
and tip for all thoy wero worth to save
all my tucklo from going by the board.
At last, in ono of thoso furious charges,
as ho lifted tho shawl on his horns I felt
something give away, and at tho samo
moment thu shawl wont up into the air.
The hook had torn looso from his nostril,
and two of thu hooks on tho loader
were fast in tho shawl. I dropped tho
rod and pulled lino and shawl in, hand
over hand, liko n < 'ape Cod fisherman
hauling pollock. The bull didn't tumble
to thu situatiuu until I had got thu
shawl nearly to thn bank, and then ho
camo fur it, but it was too late. I whipped tho shawl up to where wu were
standing just as his headbutted thu pur-
pemliculur bank with a thud that
brought down a shower of earth.
"Tho shawl carried a good deal of
sanl and had some holes in It, but thero
was no disposition tu complain on tho
part 1 if Us owner. Wo thought wo had
enough fishing for ono day, and leaving
our enemy dowu iu thu river bed pawing
sand and bellowing his auger wo took
our wagon thankfully for thu hotel."—
Now York Hun.
The Criiiiitnti CHIT-!.
Ono of tho most conspicuous land*
marks, or, rather, snowmarks, in tho
whole of tho arctic regions is the rod
snowbanks discovered near Capo York,
(ireenland, by Captain John Koss in thu
year IKIM. Fur miles aud miles tho hills
aro covered with snow thnt is as rod as
though it had boon saturated with blood.
Lleutennut (iruoly. who visited that region while on his famous nrctio expedition, microscopically examined thoso
blood stained dill's and reports the color
duu to a minute organism which ho calls
Frotococcus nivalis. —St Louis Republic.
Of the 10,000 In the United States thu Metropolis linn hut 70.
The other day John Gubbins, a Portuguese, was held for trial by Justice
Grady at tho Yorkvillu police court under chargo of stabbing a policeman.
There is nothing strange or peculiar
about tho arrest of a man charged with
stabbing or attempting to stab a policeman, but the oddity connected with
Gubbins is tho fact that ho is a Portuguese.
How many Portuguese do you think
there are among tbo 2,000,000 inhabitants
of New York city? Just 70. Thoro aro 70
of them, and it is said in police circles to
bo a fact that Gubbins is the first Portuguese ever under arrest in this city. This
would bo a very creditable showing if
thero were more than 70of them. Asitis,
tho only wonder is that there are su few.
Iu the whole UnitedStates there are 10,000
Portuguese. Nino thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine of them are returned
by tbo last census as residents of California, 8,001 as residents of Massachusetts, Mil;! as residents ul' Rhode Island
and 7(1 as residents of New York city.
They aro a maritime people, most nut
morons in such seaport cilies as San
Francisco. Boston, Frovidotico, New Orleans and New Bedford, hut curiously
enough almost unknown in New York,
the greatest center of ooiuuierco in tho
western hemisphere,
Emigrants from tho lands of Cauioona
and the lhagau/as are famous us sailors
and navigators, aud their descendants
are scattered iu many lands, notably in
Hawaii, where thn IWlugueso population is considerable, and the ISufll Indies,
where the Portuguese colonies are numerous. New York is a cosmopolitan
ciiy. Men of ovory wco and nationality
are In bo found here. Tbe total immigration to fhe United States through
Ellis island from Jan. 1, I80U, lo Dec. la
wrb888,(107, and toward this total Portugal contributedthonlinosl inftnltosttmil
total of 70 persons. The Portuguese are,
generally speaking, ibiit'ly, hardy, industrious and matter of fact. They have
littlo of the sentiment of their Spanish
neighbors. They urn law abiding and
undemonstrative, and Gubbins appears
to ho a backslider, sjiniulaiI'd perhaps to
deeds of unruly violence hy New Jersey
whisky or Medford rum, both poor substitutes for the lino wines of the Oporto
district shipped from Lisbon and famous
the world over.—New York Sun.
The Costly Anlniiil Goei Mml 11ml Teurn
Itself Almoit to rieoaa.
J. E. Sechrist of this county lost his
fine stallion Fleetwood in a peculiar aud
terrible manner. The animal was a very
fine ono, an inbred Hamblutouian, both
powerful and speedy, A few days
ago it was taken with blind staggers,
and its sufferings wero terrible, Tho
climax of the disease was reached on
Tuesday morning, when the animal went
crazy. Ho was tied in his stable, but in
his agony he broke tho strong rope halter as if it wero a thread, and driving
his head against tho side of tho baru covered everything with blood.
Finally he made a desperate effort at
the door, and tearing it from its hinges
went at a run through the field. His
speed was terrific, and he stopped not for
paling, board or wire fences, but took
everything iu his mad run. He ran
through a paling fence six times and
through a four wire barbed fence 18
times, tearing his legs and body in a horrible manner. It was just before day,
and Mr. Sechrist says that every time ho
strack tho wire the lire flew, and tho
ring of the wire could be heard a long
distance. Finally, frum exhaustion and
loss of blood, ho fell und died. Mr. Sechrist valued him at $3,000 and brought
him from Kentucky.—Oklahoma Special.
•she Died With the Cat.
Mrs. AUie Spencer of Stillwater was
found dead in her house thero recently.
It was at first supposed to be a caso of
suicide, but later developments showed
that it was tho result of a straugo accident. Mrs. Spencer had said sho intended to chloroform an old house cat. Tho
cat was found lyingdead in a box, which
olso held n large sponge. Tho strong
odor of chloroform in the room told tho
rest of tho sad story. Mrs. Spencer,
while chloroforming tho cat, must have
been overcome by tho fumes of tho volatile drug, and having a chronic heart
trouble hud expired there a lone.—Lewis-
ton Journal.
Kxponltlon Kellei.
A curious illustration of woman's
tendency to lose things is furnished by
tho collection iu the lost and found bureau of tho Columbian exposition. Thero
remain in it OUO women's wraps, 620
gloves, 2.1 veils, a score of portmanteaux
aud handbags, to say nothing of mid umbrellas, a guud share Of which were left
hy women, and 800 pairs of spectacles.
most uf which no doubt belonged lo women. They lose things when away from
homo because they are moro likely than
men tu lie carried away by new scenes
aud to forget everything except what; interests them fur tho ni'jiueut.—Pittsburg
A Coincide nee.
One of those coincidences that nro us
UyiteriotlB as they are interesting occurred in connection with tho death nf
John Nolan, an officer of thu superior
court of New York. Ono day recently
ho "took a notion" to mako his will, and
as ho was in excellent health wasehalXed
by friends whom hu asked to witness It.
It was signed and sealed that afternoon,
and the next day ho died uf heart disease.—New York News.
Grand Wolf Hoot
Tho farmers of Kossuth county, la.,
had a grand wolf hunt ou Christmas
day. They havo lost hundreds of sheep
this winter through thu depredations of
wolves and propose to exterminate the
peats. Tho county was Boonred by parties of horsemen, who swept tho Des
Moines Valley from ono end of the county to the other. Tho scalps nro worth
|T> each, and hundreds of them wero secured. ft
is the purest and strongest
baking powder made. It has
received the highest award at the U. S.
Gov't official investigation, and at all
the Great International Expositions and
World's Fairs wherever exhibited in
competition with others.
It makes the finest, lightest, sweetest,
mast wholesome bread, cake and pastry.
More economical than any other leavening agent.
t'livnt'i   l.itlie,   Frum   Wlih-h   Nil  Drowned
Pursuit Wiih ICvef lli'voviireda
"if thoy succeed in recovering the
bodies uf Instructor Mcrrlam and Miss
Yeargiu from tlio depths of Cayuga lake
by means of olootrloity, as I sue thoy intend to try to du,"said a gentleman who
grew up on thu shores uf Cayuga lake,
"it will bo the first time in tho history
of tho lake that thu body of any person
drowned in its waters was ever seen
again. I always had a liking for geological research and indulged it for many
years in investigating tlio bottom of Cayuga lake.
"My experiments satisfied mo that tho
bottom of the lake is a series of largo
openings and cavities, many of them
craterlike. Somo of these are 100 feet in
diameter. These craters, as I believe
them to be, lio at different depths, or,
rather, their raised edges are of different
heights. Their depths nre fathomless.
They havo undoubtedly become the receptacles of the bodies of the hundreds
of people who aro known to have been
drowned iu the lake since that country
was settled and of the undoubted thousands of people killed in the fierce battles that were frequently waged on the
Bhores of the lake between hostile tribes
of aboriginal warriors during the centuries preceding the coming of the white
"It was in Cayuga lake that the fiendish murderer Ruloff lowered the bodies
of bis wife aud child, U0 years ago, after
he had murdered them. The bodies were
inclosed in a chest, as he confessed be*
fore ho was hanged at Binghamton for
another murder. Tho weeks that were
spent in dragging tho lake for this chest
wero simply wasted, for it was Bunk into
the mouth of ono of those bottomless
openings, nnd, if it is uot sinking yet, is
still floating about in those mysterious
"Within half a century more than 100
persons have been drowned in Cayuga
lake, to recover tho bodies of whom the
grappling iron and drag were used industriously, but in vain. If it were possible for one to make the rounds of this
lake's craterlike bed, ho would, without
doubt, encounter hideous ebarnel houses
beyond number—caverns where hosts of
grinning skeletons have found sepulcher,
submarine catacombs without end. Perhaps tbo electricians exploring the lake
bottom with their intense lights, as they
purpose doing, may make some such discoveries."—Rochester Post-Express.
Mcllrliln ut On-kou l'*v* CriitvheD, bnt I*
Kliergi'tie and lliiiliiy,
Goorgo \V. McBride, the new Unltod
States senator from Oregon, Is an Invalid,
n cripple and a bachelor, but a man of
great ability and force of cliurnutcr. Ho
succeeds Joseph N. Ihilph, n veteran nf ID
years' service, nml has been prominently
Identllled with Oregon politics for about
Cigar* at Dinner.
It Is tho Prince of Wales who is directly
responsible, for tbo spread of the habit of
smoking at tho dinner table, the London
^correspondent of tho Sheffield Independent
declares. When hu first began to dine out,
smokers wero fain to watt the opportunity
of retirement to the smoking room. His
royal highness began modestly enough
with n cigarette and hns long ago reached
tho cigar. Thero am still oneor two houses
in London where cigars are not produced
and mure where one is put off with the inadequate cigarette. Hut they are growing
fewer. It i- nut usual to smoke nt the table where Mr. (iludstono dines, but I have
personal knowledge of a case in which the
premier, knowing the habits of the company lie was lo meet, begged in udvitnce
that tie- cheerful cigar might at the usual
thno circulate.        	
Like an open I iook,
our faces tell the
stale of health or disease. I follow checks
and sunken eyes,
listless   steps   aud
languorous looks
(ill uf wasting debilitating disease
soma place in the
tody, It may be one
place or another, the
cause is generally
traceable to a common source— impure blond, and Illl<
■Q pure   blood    starts
iu the digestive organs.
III-. Pierce's Gulden Medical Discovery
purines the blood, stimulates digestive
action, searches out disease-germs wherever they exist and puts the whole body
Into a vigorous, strong and healthy condition. 11 builds up solid, useful flesh,
rubs out wrinkles, brightens the eyes
and makes life really worth living.	
Ask for PyUo's Dial id or Oval Botes umi it<
jniunijt |tfp|i    lilllliiMn s sin' WortlilMi   Ki-r hbIi*
illiiK llioe id'Hli'TN.   Kmi'ku Hull- Co., 24 I'mtil
„.,.,., Portland, Oregoa,	
Ifymi wiuit work, i-r <mi ••nfiinlr.n h IikIki'. write
tut) nli-rnfFriUtriial Armiiuiiil. IuhiiimH"»li<t
fN. hunuhup iiiiilillim. huh Francisco L'al.
18 years. During most of tho time ho has
been a great sufferer frum Inflammatory
rheumatism and from an injury to his hip.
Ho is a son of Dr. James MoBrlde, ono
of the pioneer settlers of Oregon, nnd was
born tn Yamhill county In March, 1854.
His ambition beckoned him toward the
law, but poor health compelled him to
abandon his studies. Upon partially regaining his health ho embarked tu business and soon became tho lending merchant of St. Helen's, tho county scat of
Columbia county. He began his political
career In 1682, when but 26 years of ago,
by seeking election as a member of tbe
Oregon bouso of representatives. The
county was a Democratic stronghold, but
young McBride wus so popular that he was
elected. When tho bouse organized for
business, his unmistakable talent led to
his being chosen speaker, and he served
several terms as a representative and as
In 1887 tho Democrats elected .Sylvester
Pennoyor governor by over 7,000 majority,
but at tho same timo MeUrlde was chosen
secretary of stuto by the Republicans and
received a larger majority than that given
tho governor. During his first term as
secretary of state ho wns thrown from a
wagon and crippled, and since then much
of his timo hns been passed In bed or upon
crutclics. Under suoh discouraging circumstances most men would havo surrendered and devoted themselves exclusively
to getting well, but MoBrlde caused ono
of tbo rooms at tlio state capital to bo fitted
up as a sick chamber, and there for months
ho transacted tho business of his office
while lying racked with pain upon his bed.
In the next state campaign Governor
Ponnoyer was re-elected, and McBride
was also victorious by a majority of about
10,000. A recent surgical operation upon
his Injured hip and spine lias been very
bonoflolal, It Is said, and his health Is
much Improved. Ills father was President
Lincoln's minister to tho Hnndwlch IB-
lands; n brother, John It. McBride, was
Oregon's first Republican delegate tu congress and chief justice of Idaho In 1805;
Thomas McBride, another brother, Is a
district judge In Oregon, nnd Dr. James
McBride, a third brother, Is a Milwaukee
expert on diseases of tho mind.
IHIca's Unique TollgaW.
Utica enjoys tho doubtful distinction
of being probably tho only city in the
United States which has a tollgata
Within its boundaries or anywhere near
it, for that matter. Tho old days of toll
roads aud tollgatos have passed away,
and it is well that they have. Thu com
puny which maintains tbe Duorfluld gate
has a legal status that cannot be dono
away with without tho consent of thoso
who own thoproporty. Tho last legislature passed au enabling act which makes
it possible for tho parties interested to
do away with tho tullgate, and it in
something to which tho attention of the
authorities may properly bo directed.—
Utica Press.
Prevention of d luxate.
It Is true that the verification of Iho
germ origin of disease has thrown very
little light on tbe subjectof curing ills
ease. Thu inlcrolie evaded discovery until
tlio midday of science and seems able yet
to evade Ita enemies. But tho discovery
has mado the prevention of disease a certainty. The microbe* oan be prevented from
triitisportalion and can bo prevented from
germination lu suit, air, wnternnd organic
matter. The general public, however, nro
nut yet ready to do this work. Thoy do
not appreciate its Importance or their privileges. No doubt the time will come when
thu prevent Ible diseases will he prevented,
and the necessity nf cure will be ■uptrsed-
•d.—Dr. Leslie E. Koeloy.
Farmers Who say That It Pays Them to
Feud Wheat to Their Cows,
Philadelphia milk consumers may
probably bo interested in au experiment
of the farmers of the Schuylkill valley,
whence that city receives large quantities
of its milk. Recently increased ship-
ments of milk have been made. Wheat,
in round figures, sells at less than 05
cents, and owing to its low price many
farmers are chopping theirs and feeding
it to cattle. They say that bran is a
cent a pound, corn nearly acent a pound,
oats a cent a pound, and wheat a cent a
pound, and that, as wheat has at least
one-third more milk producing qualities,
it is cheaper at present prices tu feed it
than corn or anything else.
By actual test it was learned that 60
pounds uf wheat make more milk and of
better quality than the same quantity of
corn, or almost any other class nf feed,
und it is stated that since Schuylkill valley shippers aro feeding wheat to their
cows their milk is pronounced of a higher
standard of excellence. Fanners say that
they cannot afford to raise wheat for
flourmaking purposes unless they got 00
cents to $1 a bushel.—Reading Cor. Philadelphia Ledger.
Mark Twain.
Murk Twain's hair has grown white
and his physique is uot so stalwart as it
was a few years ago, but his mipd is as
juvenile as ever. He has a hacking
cough, which, when ho gives way to it,
is almost couvulsivo in its tendency, but
tho humorist seems entirely indifferent
to its violence. He sat in a prominent
New York club a few days ago, running
spasmodically from ono story to another
nnd commenting upon tho talk of his
companions, with a perpetual smile lurking around the corners of his mouth.
Vet at short intervals he was bent over
almost double under the violence of his
cough. When his companions referred
to it, us they did on une or two occasions,
Mr. Clemens seemed quite unaware of
the fact that ho had been arousing a good
deal of sympathy as well as incessant
laugh ter.—Exchange.
Had Season For London Hotels.
This has been a rather bad season for
some of the London hotels, particularly
for ono or two of the larger ones. "Birds
of passage" have been scarcer than has
been the cuse for years. The great body
of traveling Americans stayed at home,
not apparently for the purpose of adding
to the wealth of Chicago or of making
the Columbian exhibition an unparalleled
success, but simply on account of a lack
of money. The absence of visitors—
among whom Americans are probably
the most profitable—had a depressing effect upon many kinds of business, but
tione suffered more than some of the largest hotels.—Pall Mall Budget.
fuok  indi;kd!
Theprecppct of relief from drastic cutlm-ties
fnr-er-oiiH trained with countIpstlon is poor
hiilerd. True they ret upon the bowel*, hut
thin they do with violence, nud their operation
tend" to weaken the Intestines, sod in prejudicial to the ntomiicb. flostctter's Stomnch Hit
tent Is an effectual litxiittve, hut It m-Ifher
grip' s mi' fiif (.'bleu. Furthermore It promot»n
'ie.'i Mi-Mi tun! ii regular action of llm liver and
the kiilni'vs. It Is nn efficient barrier tui-iimt
ntul icmcily for malnrlid coiniiliiintfi ami rhuu-
mat lain, and U of grett benefit to tbe weak, ner
wuis ami fitted. An a ineiticliit-i stimulant It ran-
IIOl beaurpusKCil. Phys claim cordially ricoin-
ni'ml it, anil ita prolemional ttnlorHeineiit ia
fully borne out by popular experleiee. Appetite am) sleep are bo h improved by this agreeable liivlgtirant anl alterative.
A vniimr woman la Denver Ik soon to start a
inper called the Klw. Contrary to tin- umj-iI
custom. It will in thin cute be coin-Idered a misdemeanor to Btcal one.
Self praise is no recommendation, but
there arc times when one must permit a
person to tell the truth about himself.
When what he he says is supported by tb?
testimony of others no reasonable man will
doubt his word. Now, to say that All-
OOCK'S 1'.>R"Ih Plabteoh are tbe only genuine and reliable porous plasters made is
uot self ptnise tn the slightest degree.
They have stood, the test for over thirty
year.--, and in proof of their merits it is only
necessary to ca'l attention to the cures
they have effected aud to the voluntary
testimonials of those who have used them
Beware of imitations. Ask for Ai.t-
coex's, nnd let no solicitation induce you
to accept a substitute.
Hramirkth's Pills arrest the progress of
decay.       m
New York I* about to havo another ret mm ol
tier cltlzeni. She seems to enjoy that performance in nugely aa a small boy counting over his
It's the worst season for dampness 1
every saw," said a traveler on a train.
"Yes," answered a man of big words, "it's
the supersuturatiun of the atmosphere
from lugs and vapors; these cause too
much moisture and slcknfss follows."
"Maybe 'Us, but, as 1 buUI, it is the wurst
season fur wet and fur suoh cutupluiuts us
rheumatism, neuralgia, fancaciie, head-
nclic, tuuthaohe and the like." "Well,
you've struck a combination lean break."
said a third party. "How?" "With Kt.
Jacobs Oil." It'it's the worst season, tit.
Jacobs Oil is the best thing to use for the
I roubles which it brings, it will cure in
no time anything in the shape of ache or
.Statu ok Ohio, City op Toledo,!
Lucas County 1
I'kank J. i.'uknky makes oath that he is
the senior oartner oi tbe linn ul F. J.
I'nKNKv i<c Co., doing business in the City
uf Toledo, County and tilote aforesaid ana
iltut Hiid linn will pav the sum of ONE
HINDHKI) DOLLAKB for eaoh and every
ease of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
tin; use of Hall's Catarhu Cure.
Sworn to before mo and Htibsuribcd in
my presence, this Uth day of December, A.
I). 1680.
'■"" ■ ~ ' Notary Public
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly un the blood and tnucuus
surfaces nf the system. Scud lor testimonials, free.
F. J.OIUfiNflY&CO.. Toledo.O,
f»y8old by Druggists, 7flo.
To Cure
Saturate a piece of cotton with Fi.in-
Killcr and place it iu the car. The
pain will quickly cease, To cure toothache, place the cotton in the hollow of
the tooth, aud bathe the face with
** m
MlMIti BTOltK-WilGV II. Allen Co., the
olden t, the largest, Vll Kind St., Portland.
Chfckeriiix, Hurdimin, Fischer Hanoi, Ktituy
Organs.   Cow prlcer, easy terms.
IO-1'KNT Alti.ilC   K.-iui for catalogues.
Try (Urmia for breakfast.
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The mnny, who live better than others and enjoy life more, with
'ess expenditure, by more promptly
iilaptlne the world's best products to
he needs of physical being, will attest
lie valuo to health of the pure liquid
axuiive principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleasant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect laxative ; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has piven satisfaction to millions and
met with tho approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels without weakening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all druggists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if offered.
Ely's Cream Balm!
l'rlco SO Cents.
A pply Bilm Into each nostril.
fiLTBBOs.W Warren St.,K. Y,
BEST IN THE WOULD.    *•*!». IS •*"»•«? at
Hu wearing qnalitleaareunsurpasBed.aotuall}
Outlasting two boxes ol any other brand.  Fret
from Anlm.l Win.   MET THE GENUINE.
and Dealers generally.
.   ... _i_ -v_{
i:>««, and rloar the Gumpliixion MUM I
.'imi ni'lllnT t-rlpa nor ■iqken.   To convlticn Jou. wo
cripenoriiokt.il.   TO convinin you,
I'm-tliin.l, Wall* Wall...
Spokane, via 0. k. an.
Kiillway 'Miii Urt'iu
Northern KhNway la
Montana pnlntfi, St.
1'nul, MlnntMiiiolU
Oiniilm, Kt. UhiIh, Chicago ami Hunt. Aiiilrcitt-
ncnri'Ct ttvvut. C. 0.
Dotiavan, Uvn. Anl.
l'<>rt!.iii<l,<Jr.;K.C Stv
. _ _      _  veni.Oen.Agt.iJeattla
WhhIi.: I'.ii.liixoii.iii-n. Am..S|.ok,iii.',\Yusli. No
ittiHl; rui'k-l.Hlliisl inn'k: line rwiiery; juilan
fh-i-iiliiK ami (IIiiIiik cam; buffet library van
(umily luurlitHlei-iiem; new i-(|Ul|iii)('i>t.
Weak Nerves r
Indicate as Biircly as any physical
Bymptum eliows anything, that the organs and tissues uf Iho liody aro not
satisfied with their nourishment.
They draw their sustenance from the
blood, and if tho blood is thin, Impure
or insufficient, they nre in a state of revolt. Their complaints are niaJo tu tlio
brain, tho king of the !>ody, through the
nervous system, nnd the result of the
peuerul dissatisfaction is what we call
This is n concise, reasonable explanation of tlie whole matter.
Tho cure for Nervousness, then, is
simple. Purify and enrich your blood
by taking Hood's Samipurilla, and the
nerves, tissues and organs will have the
healthful nourishment thoy crave. Nervousness aud Weakness will then give
way to strength and health.
That this Is not theory but fact is
proven by the voluntary statements of
thousands cured by Hood's Harsuparilla.
Head tho next column.
"With pleasure I will state that Hood's
Sarsaparilla has helped me wonderfully.
Kor several months I could not He down to
sleep on account of heurt trouble and ulso
Prostration of the Nerves.
For three years I have been doctoring, but
could not get cured. 1 received relief for a
while, but not permanent. Boon after beginning to take Hood's Sarsaparilla thera
was a change for the better. In n short
lime I was feeling splendidly. I now rest
well und am able to do work of whatever
kind. If I had not tried llood'sSarsaparilla
1 do not know what would have become of
me. I keep it in my house ull the time,
and other members of the family take It,
and all say there is
Nothing  Like  Hood'*
Sarsaparilla. I have highly recommended
It, and one of my neighbors hns commenced
taking it, I recommend Hood's Sarsaparilla
at every opportunity."—Mas. S. BRADD0CK.
4nl Brie Avenue, Willianiaport, Pennsylvania, liu sure to get
Hood's  Sarsaparilla
Is the Only
True Blood Purifier
Wolfe & Co.
Have just received a full line of
Tailors' Linings, Findings and
Purchased under the new tariff,
We arc enabled to give the
Very Best Prices...
Send for Samples	
S3 SHOE riT roe, a kin's.
"~"~"~ 'a. cordovan;
rrench j.enameucd calf.
Over On* Million People wear th«
W. L. Douglas $3 & $4 Shoes
AH our shoes are equally satisfactory
They give the beat value for the money.
They equal cuatom f hoci In ilyle anil At.
Their wearing qualltlee are uniurpe»ed.
The piicca are unllorai,—itampcd on tola.
Prom $i to $3 saved over other mike*.
If your dealer cannot supply you wu cm.
Cor. Second and Stark Sta., Portlnud. Or.
beP.tB.«.o,«p  '
utliiTS   are
tltncbyold process
Catalofftelisall nt»
It.anducacribefl ev« ,
article needed for the,
poultry biiMiu'ii.s.
ihaoteally the best
wheel. Prettiest mi»lei.
We are Pariffe Cant
Agents.  Bicycle eate>
loifue. mailed' l r esdptaM
full description .price*} fie. AOBBTB WAjnxO
Branch Houbb, 131 s Main St.. tne ABgttmt,
bewabb     I   is the whole story
ol Imitation trada I        ,
?tl 113rlr"]0*i?C Owls no more linn other packagesocU—neverspoilj
IU pdvl\<l«{v9> flour—universally acknowledged purest In the world. |
r-f    Made only by CHURCH k CO., Hew York.  Sold by p-ocers everywhere.
WMfe tot Arm and Hammer Book ot valuable Btxlpes-FREB.
Estab. ism.   CORBITT & MACLEAY CO.   mo. <so3.
IMPORTERS, SHIPPING and COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Mlwial ailraiicmad. on Bpprore.1
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erpool: Liverpool Fine, Coarse and Lump llork Sail, i In in j... s ot all kind., TlnpUie, .el.oled
No. I returned Wheat Baa.. Hop Hnrltip, Roll iirluiH'oiit-, lla>. Ale, Cnlnnt'.v' Portrr. so trh and
Irish Whisky, Brandy anu win. a, for .ale In quantl'le. to suit Ihe ln.de.   PORTLAND, OR.
Webster's International
Inva/unbie in Office, School, or Home.
New front cover to cover.
It i* tlm StntitJnrit nf tlio V. P. Supremo Tonrt, nf thn 0
Government rrimiiif- < Ifflco, and <>f nearly ail of the Bctaoolbookf.
it i* warmly oomraended by every Butto Superlntendeot of Bebools.
A Collfijo I'reHldi'tit trrltee : " Vw fan*- with which the
<>yp llnd« tin- word Miimht, t'nr BCCUMMty of ili-llnlllon, forff-
fiTtlvo loi'tliniN In IndiilUtlni iiroiiimclHtton, for ti-mr yet
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iiH n working dictionary, 'Wcbxtvr'H International' eicela
any otliur olufflu vohiim ."
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.'our Wifu Can Uuu It.   Hcreults dot or Utuvllat
Palmer & Uoy, 8. P., Cal. and 1'onlaud, Or.
This good old remedy will cure any
eebe or [mm Unit ever nttneked the old
or younp. Miners, Stockmen, nud
everyone who is not wilh in ending
distance of n doctor should never he
without n bottle of Pniu-Killcr. Sold
everywhere. The quantity hns bcru
doubled, but the price rcuiciur the
Mine. Get a bottle at once.
PEBBY DiVIS m S01V. Prorldtate, B. I.
Bole Proprliion
Hnhini- lNlMknnwn l)rni<>i>t'iTT>llk'i->>T-;<IrMli>ri,cEnM
tiiUinwiltrliliiaNhfiiiwarin. lliirititrin*.t>illlUnd,Bl*i>-'
j.if ur i'miruilitif PUmyield ut um'o lo
nhloh %ei» (lir-wtl- on imti*. aUnnta, ibsanM tymori. t.
Un Itcliinf, firrPtiujr a MimUM lit Ciirn,    Pnea b a.
9na-U vt niftO. Wr. Uowiakt. 1'WUm1».»P«.
I Fill Your Own Tilth
1    TnothnlllieMflpK
pHln and di'i-ftv. Lmitt*
allfutlint'. Miilk'd.Mp.
I K. M, Cilhim, OuliM.Cil
fMRS. WIHSLOfS\*im?*{
■' •<     /OK CHILDKKN TEITHINO     ■   ■
IT.   ■■a.t.KiiUKa—tue. HOalaslMtl :
*, P. N. n. Nn. 691   H. F. N. II. Nn. HOI
■   ThrecdoWBonly^^^^^^
ache? liui'H f'vorv «li|. ^t'em a hui.leri" S'onneeil
In Convenient Form
(To be diluted with watei (ornw)
Endos'd ley (be Oregon ind Washington
State Boards ol Horticulture
Write (or DuerlptlTfl PlUftblel and Prlees
Mtntiifni-iiin-d bjr
DAVID M. DUNNE PaUMWIK SURREY TIMES ol'B<«i'«d botlv become a prey to
designing Libera] politicians. An
Association of Patrons of Industry
of tli (Ilit Order would bt little
riU'iv. veiling, lit too ollloo
t, t fovordule, by
uusctuption Pmca—ono dollar por Y'
MuntliB, ility (iBlltB,
nt Advorllsi
iliil .
i-li '
0 lartorly mow.
Address all inuiilcatlouB to
v reduced
Under the heading "Stato Snciitl-
Xnpvof" moaaurSSoii't- Ism'l pome ol tho city papers nre
just ppw discussing the merits of
State ownership of railways,  tcle-
graijh lines, eti.    The Bubjoot is
one nf those large ones that present
a great many sides  fnr  oonsider-
it-iqn, and any merely superficial
lonorusion   is  vpry   apt   to he a
wrong  one.    The oxperlrnont  of
government operation of railways
' in Australia was nol a  happy ono
I from the point "( view of the tax
payer, Inn   as  was suggested,  this
instance uf present  failure  by  no
means   condemns   the   prlnioiple
concerned, and the Australian railways might yet,  under  Improved
management, become a source of
public  revenue.     Neither may a
facts   that I publip service be condeincd even
undoubtedly    give | though it bo n permanent tux upon
n nioN pou'j taiANS.
A Mr John A. McUillivray, ol
I'xbridge, Ontario, has been writ
ing In Iho Turin to Mail and Empire, accusing the leaders of tho
Patrons of Industry nf subverting
thai association In the use "f Liberal politicians. Mr. McGillivrayl
states a mil
taken    alonp,
credit to his contention, but it is to |tlie community, because the service
be hoped that these are isolated rendered to the public may he of
cases and not at all a measure of nvuch greater relative value than
the whole body of Patrons, its aims|"le tllx imposed,.of which condition
and purposes, It is easy to believe t,le national postal services offered
that scheming Grit political backs
would (ind means of worming
themselves into the confidence of a
body of men united in good faith
and singleness of purpose for mutual benefit, and then endeavor to
manipulate the organization for
selfish purposes. This sort of thing
(ins happened before, and indeed
in their anxiety for office (he Liberals are no way scrupulous of the
methods, and are not noted for permitting tbe interests of others to
stand in the way of their own. To
them, the whole Association of the
Patrons of Industry would not be
t»o large a sacrifice to place upon
the altar of II Hopes deferred."
And depend upon it, if it ever gets
lo be credited that the worthy objects of tbe Patrons Order are being
used as bait for Liberal hooks, the
sacrifice will have been made and
the usefulness of the Association
as an aid to Industry will have departed forever.
Since tlie opening of the Patron
lodges in tliis neighborhood, occasional Conservative friends have
hesitated as to the propriety of becoming members of a body professing political action, but this writer
has uniformly urged that the Patrons do not make politics an end,
hut merely a part of the means to
.in end, anil that therefore all whose
Interests may be furthered by the
Order should become members, and
In  that  extent  lend   it  increased
apt illustration.
There is a feature ot ''State
Sooialisrn," however, in connection
with the operation of large public
services, that our city contemporaries have not touched upon. It
is that of extensive patronage, and
the danger of its application to the
conniption of the electorate. It is
conceivable that a national service
might be a great success financially, and yet prove a disaster to the
nation. The political power of our
own Canadian Pacific Railway,
through the patronage it controls, is
a by-word, while it is a fact that in
the Government management of
the Australian roads practically the
whole failure was in the manipulating of them for political purposes
by the party in power. Land was
purchased at excessive valuations,
buildings were erected without need,
and an army of overpaid helpers
were placed in position without reference to needful qualification.
It is here where the danger of "State
Socialism" lies and not in the
financial success or otherwise of a
given service. As the State would
probably not be seeking profit, it
would require no brilliant management to bo far balance receipts and
expenditures as lo fairly satisfy the
requirements of the mere tax-payer.
J'.ut behind that would bo the
much greater concern of the effect
on public political morals of a
huge patronage, certain to be
power to serve the good cause of Imanipulated with discriminating
industry. We clearly see that in interest by any body of men who
contending for important privileges happened to be in control. One
jt may well happen that tho Patrons lean imagine a condition of things,
may need tn use their political I under which the public services
force as pressure upon, or even in j might be successfully adminpstered
open hostility lo, cither of the ex- simply as public services, and yet
isting political parties, but so long with a few strong hands in control
lis this force is exercised in tbe
Straight interest of the industrial
cause and without one-sided Idas,
no fair-minded man will have just
of the patronage  become  a  real
public calamity.
Tin: indications are that the late
auso of complaint even though he "^"'in.iorts between Canada and
find his „wn political predilections Newfoundland looking to the en-
called in question fnr the time trance of the l,l,ter m<? the')o-
lieing. We realize, too, that an jmini,m wil1 enn,e t0 ""'""'I' ,?"'
organized body seeking to cover!1"1'* " is J"-" *•"■ ™lelt
interests so extensive as those of I w,mkl he ver-v K^ifying to Cana-
tho farming industry of Canada, (llan P»triotism to *"• a" British
and aiming at the bettering of the NorU' Amorif "m,ou ""lk'r<i"»J
condition of practically the whole government, the fact is ncverthc-
i iiii,' i ii less very clear that Newfoundland
people, would be but  poorly quali-1      ..  ,   ..
fled for ihe-task   without tin- lever
of political  power; and
would carry with her into the DO'
minion an entail of responsibility
realize that if that power beapplied I'"" ll1 ll" otarinB U> «mttmpUte,
with just .lis,, latlontolbeendH  like|y t0. muoh .',"""' tlm"
in view, tho Conservative parly
will ultimately And here a great
ally in free and prosperous government, administered lo return "(he
greatest good t" Iho greatest number."   Therefore wo recommend the
Patrons Order to our Conservative
friends, sure thai ill the long run
(he merits of the old parly will
yield il the place of favor.
balanee any advantage that Canada
would gain by the political change.
Then, too, even though the arrangements had been fully carried out,
Ihe conditions on the big island
were such ns to take away a good
deal nf the sanctity of the union,
fur Newfoundland was very sick
financially, so sick that it was almost cruel to negotiate with her.
Another time,  perhaps, conditions
As far as has  vet appeared, it is
only the Liberals who stand accused!wil1 '* haPmer'and witl' no ^
of endeavoring to lead the Patronslov " union ,n"-v yet >*coneummat-
from the  plain   path of duty, and
tliis timely caution may not be nut
ed on sound business principles, a
basis likely to wear well without
.■i pi,- in ti.i Province at This Motion and give good satifaotion to
time. In a former article we truth- both partiwtot^etra^tion,
fully sliiled thai the unorganized The output of bicycles in the Uni-
fanners were an easy grey In other ted Stales this year is estimated nt
business  interests.' Lot   not the|'100,000.
Bank Punic in Newfoundland.
SI. Johns, Slid., May 7.—Another banking scare occurred here last
night. A story was circulated thai
the Bank of Montreal bail suspend
ed. Tliis rumor was traced to n
numbci of anti-confederate fanatics
who arc constantly starting damaging r°pnrts, but tlii- people here
were so badly bitten in the late
hanking disasters thai the rumor
was eagerly swallowed, and this
morning there was a run on every
bank in tlie city, can. ing great ex-
citeiucnl. Crowds "f people sur-
riiiind each banking institution,
where the offioials ere paying nut
gold as fast as demanded. All the
banks have large reserves of gold,
as owing to the unsettled condition
of affairs here during the past few
months, most of the people refuse
In handle notes, but convert them
into gold immediately ihey aro obtained. There is no apprehension
of danger to any of the banks. The
managers all say they have an
abundance of gold to meet any possible call, and it is expected that
the panic will have subsided by
Later — The bank panic has
ended, owing'to the promptitude
with which payments were made
when the run began. Hy mid-day
the people discovered thatthealarhi
was false and many of them were
willing to re-deposit their money.
All intelligent persons united in
dissuading the mote ignorant
classes and eventually succeeded in
stopping tlie panic. All sections of
thg press condemn the false report
regarding the Hank of Montreal,
which started the run, ami show
that there is no possibility of loss
to note-holders of Canadian banks.
Tbe papers point out the immense
capital and reserves of these institutions and the improbability ol
any disaster to them. No further
difficulty is feared. All the people
likely to be influenced by the scare
have received gold for their bank
notes. The bank sensation over:
powered the political situation.
The Treaty of Peace.
London, May 3.—The "Times"
has a dispatch from Shanghai which
it will publish to.morrow stating
that the Emperor of China ratified
tbe treaty of peace with Japan
yesterday and that Li Hung Chang
will at once proceed to Cheo Foo
to exchange the ratification with
the Japanese representatives.
London, May 3.—In a leader tomorrow (he "Times" will say:
Apparently on Thursday the son
of Heaven acted like a sensible
man. He has bowed to fate and
refused to expose himself and the
dynasty of his peoplp to the almost
certain disaster that would have
been involved in prolonging the
struggle. It is the one wise step
that China has taken in the war.
London, May 4. —A dispatch to
the "Jlaily News" from Berlin says:
In connection with Germany's
change of front in regard to China
and Japan it appears to have been
much more clever than was at first
thought, Germany has really
rendered a service to European
peace. The Government knew
that Russia would never accept
the treaty of Shimonoseki and
that France would support Russia's
every step. Tbe Franco-Rus-
ian relations would thus have become so intimate that a formal alliance between the two countries
would have approached realization.
Germany has prevented this alliance, which would not have confined itself to Eastern affairs.
Yokohama, Mny Ii—The Japanese Government has unconditionally relinquished all claim to the
Lino Tung peninsula in accordance
with the request made by Russia,
France and Germany.
London, May 7.—A dispatch to
the "Standard " from Herlin says:
"It is understood that the Emperor
of China did not ratify tbe treaty
of peace until the envoys of Japan
at Merlin, Paris and St. Petersburg
had officially stated that Japan
would give up the Lino Tung peninsula.
Newfoundland Weakens.
St. Johns, Xlld., May ti.—The
Whitoway parly  is  getting ready
tn atlnndoii confederation with
Canada. A large majority of tbe
party are opposed to union on any
terms, while the remainder fear lo
face Ihe constituencies. Many
members admit (hat Canada's
terms are not what Ihey expected
they would be, and the delegates to
Canada are roundly criticised for
leaving Ottawa before concluding
the negotiations. Since they left
the whole situation has materially
altered. The official press intimates the likelihood of tho introduction of a policy of retrenchment
and a reorganisation of the public
services, so ns tn bring the expenditures within $ 1,000,000.
There will be nn incrense in the
taxation of luxuries in provide a
fund to meet the present dilliculties
and to pay interest on the'public
debt and the increased obligations
necessitated by  tho completion of
the railway. Newfoundland bonds
in London had advanced eight
points since the negotiations with
Canada opened.
Wednesday's Columbian : During the past. 21 hours, the water in
the river has come up rapidly, and
yesterday morning, for the first
time this season, tlie water entered
tho slips in the C. P. N. Co.'s
wharf, at high tide. Last year this
height was not reached until May
22nd, owing to the lateness of the
spring in the upper country, when
extremely hot weather .-('I in and
the waters of the Fraser anil
Thompson came down with a rush
thnt caused the disastrous flood
which will long bo reiiicmbeied.
The early high water this year is
a sign that warm weather prevails
at the head waters nf the Fraser,
and means no heavy tlood this
year. The earlier high water
comes, the less chance of a flood,
A German invention known as
tho !'Vacuum Perfect ioi. Jar',' is
being introduced into the fruit
packing industry in California this
year. It isa simple tin cap, which
is held In position by the exhaustipn
nfthe air in the glass or can, in
the shape of steam, after being in
the retort, which ensures a perfect
vacuum. So firm is its hold that
it cannot, lie removed by force without breaking the receptacle, but
punctured with a knife or other
instrument il Is liftod off with perfect ease. The expense, niinnynniio
and damage from soldering arc
done away with and a great saving
in time of putting up fruit, vegetables and fisli is also claimed for
the new device,
London, May 7.—Oscar Wilde
was released on bail to-day, after
furnishing a personal bond for$!2,-
500 and two sureties in $6,21)0 each.
His sureties were Lord Douglas, of
Hawick, eldest surviving son of the
Marquis of Queensberry, anil Kev.
Stewart Headlain. The'latter resides at Hyde Park (late. Wilde
is sleeping in London tonight. He
has had a lengthy consultation
with his bondsmen, with Sit Edward Clarke, his leading counsel,
and his solicitors. The latter have
promised tn keep the authorities
posted in regard to the movements
of their client. Wilde is suffering
from nervous prostration and has
declined to be interviewed.
Winnipeg, May 2.—It is said nn
good authority that the roply of the
Local Government to Ottawa on
the school question will be thus;
"That inasmuch as this Legislature was elected tn support National
schools, it must adhere to that policy
on account of which it was returned
to power, nnd that before this
Government can give any other
answer than that tho National
school system is to be maintained,
it must discover a fresh attitude of
the people of Manitoba upon this
question." In other words, the
Government will say "no" to the
Remedial Order, nnd will go to the
country for an expression of opinion
upon its action.
Artificial silk is now manufactured near Zurich, from wood
pulp, cotton or jute waste, etc, by
a chemical process. The production
is entirely independent of ollmate,
temperature, special soil or cultivation. For softness and beauty
of appearance the new material is
said to equal the best Chinese and
Italian silks.
POR SALE, thO Hoiuh-wo-t quarter ol Section
7. 'loiViHlil,! i;', cont liulut* nil iion."'. Ttii*
chiiicj rami la .Dented la Mm prntnfHJlif* »oUlo-
munt "f AMi'ivr >w, In Mid Munlc.|inllly ot
I. uirIov. Tin' BOUth Aliluricrovo public lOQOOl
,s.lliti.nl onc-iuiH mil'.'.
Thon li .'■'» ACM! cleared nml under cultivation,
lncludlue a thrifty
Young Orchard
ol Btnmliird fmit true* nt about m)vcii ncrcH,
commonolntr to boar, and alio two nt-raortmnll
i nt it in  full  UnriiiLT.   Thorn It n ninall fmino
limiGO win, goofl cullnr, a wiiml-xliod 93X30 .net,
nud barn .;j v<■ I feet.    Almi about otto aud u-hnlf
llillua uf good fonciliK.
Price, ItiBOO—IBM cn*h ; Imliiiiro In a'-jyonri,
Willi InU-ro-t ni nlnu purcout.   For full purlieu-
1(1« llpplV to
1 aa obken,
Burny Conttt<
Court of Revision for the
NOTIOK l« hereby given that n Court of He-
VlalOII will b0 hold lu ttio UoUlloll l.'luini-
Lior.oii Mitnrday, llth d»y of Mny, U03.at ten
o'i look In the luronooii, for Hie purpota OI hear-
lug oomplatuu mwimt tbo Mianmout Minado
by tho Awoiior tor tho ourrout yiar. anil lo;
rovinliiK mid OOfHOUUg thoAlMMIfiOtil (loll.
Clark Municlp.il Council.
Surrey, March 85,18»"-.
HOGAN BROS.,   Proprietors.
Tlin it irlBBtipplloil Willi anporlor Mauon am
o ioIco c wi", and tbo waftati nru ilunlln
nud  obllftngi
front struct, oppoalu 111. forty Landing,
Men's Suits from $5 upwards.
Men's Blue or Grey rivetted Overalls, $1.
Men's Flannelette Top-Sliitls, 25 cents,
Men's Wool Pooks, 10 pairs for $1.
Men's Ilndor-Sliirts, 2o cents.
Hoys'Soil., |2, $2.25, &o,
Men's Braces, 15 cents and upward.
J. E.
gSF" Colombia Street, New Westminster.
& CO.,
Choice  Groceries,.
And General Merchandise,
MAIN STREET. CLOVERDALE. (Coiner McLlellan Ilond).
Goods all fresh nnd of tbo eholcoBt quality.   Now stock constantly
arriving.   Prices down to lowest  notoli, on llie basis oi "sniiill profits
nnd quick returns."   gmT" (uvo us a trial,
Surrey Real Estate Agency.
Two tr.iols of liinliered  bind  Eoi   sale on  lite Yalti road for $10 per
iien>, in quantities to suit nurcnasors,
A traot of 10(1 acres adjoining Cloverdale on the south,
Two quarter sections oust of Cloverdale, in parcels tp suit purchasers
A (•nod dwelling house and acre of bind under fruit trees in Clovorilalo
Any of tho above will he sold on small ca.sh advances nnd  time tp
suit t|ie purchaser,
For Boto nr tooltotiango tor property In Ii. C—Klaltty aorofl on.t nt Portland, on tlm Columbia
rlvor, In VViifltiluKtoii,   iiuoii Smit nnd agricultural lan.I. wlin bulldluua nml nmnll orobart),
JOHN McMILLAN, Cloverdale, B.C.
The Starr Hotel,
The table is supplied with the best tbe market affords.   Tbe rooms are
pleasant, comfortably furnished, and the beds clean.    A pood home
Hotel for families while waiting to locate.   Charges moderate.
Cet the Best Foot-wear You  Can !
The Cloverdale Shoemaker,
Makes Boots and Shoes to order, and guarantees all  work turned out,
fff Repairing promptly atlendetl to on short notice.
Cloyerdale Blacksmith Shop.
Practioal Blacksmith, docs light and heavy blaeksinitbing nf all kinds
on short notice nnd at moderate rates.   Horseshoeing a specialty.
Columbia Street, New Westminster
tf every description in American
and Italian Marble.
Sootnh, Swodlnh, l.ilinidnr and Nuw Ilrmni-
wlck tlninlto,
llitNt olintitorlnl and workmanihlp
Engraving ut luHCrlptlonoitBpcclnltr.
AI.EX. HAMILTON, l'roprlolor.
I', il. Ilo. 119,
Choice young Hours nnd Sows of
different ages.
ALL stock itroiNt rr.i:t>.
Wrltu tor wniiti, oroomonnd icoitock.
ClovordfUe, H. 0.
Dodo In tho bent onlor nml with dlipntch.
JOHN McMILLAN, Cloverdale.
Fruit Trees for Sale.
1 year old,  10c;   2 years old, 20c■
3 years old, .'iOc. each.
Grafted   roots,   *3   por  100,
IX     Al.l.     TIIK      LEADING      VAIlIETIKa
NO     niPOUTI l>    TIIKliS,
Black Ciirrnnt.,   Ulnibarb   lln:.|i.,   American
ulaoitborrlot, oto.   oio., oto.
OAllllAilK   PLANTS,
Tinehead, Surrey.
JF. OAI.nitAlTII. Conveyancer ,t Notary
,   rubllo.   OUlcc,Sti»UEV TlMBB, Clovetillllo


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