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 ���������n-r>-^??~~rx<:*-*���������  '\  r  ffai/T/r&stl*  NO.    230.    UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT.    B.   .0.,,' TUESDAY APRIL,  13th, ' 1897. $2.00 PER'   ANNUM.  USiaS MIat MIMIT  For the <moicest meats we are head quarters.  If you have not tried our noted sausages,  bdtbgna and   head cheese,-  you should do  0 so at once. Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter, salmon bellies,'Mackerel, etc.  o  SHIPPING SUPPLIES.  <f^~$������������!ggg^G,^&^^  latest by Wire  The  Liberal, Thunderer After Our  Liberal Member���������Another Good  Man Gone Wrong���������Greatest  Conflagration for Years���������Floods  Shutdowns, etc.  The Clone's Rkply to Mil.  MoIsses  iislr^ess.  '"   (^Ijar^e of  HARRY HAMBURGER'S  Stock  tc-accoun.ts m&  iff.  ������^  UP 8-  11  ��������� formerly   of- Ladhers * Landing, ,.-wl  All persons indebted to  me^ will |pf  please :settle their accounts   with  . ���������     my successor, for ''whom I - solicit  ���������' .   a continuance ofrtheir patronage.  UjiioivApril .ist.,��������� .1897.         -  Harry Eamlmrge?.  your ghoige;  a-Complete Stock op-1^132^^  Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and  Shoes, Fancy Articles---   In  sm������JUJi������j������iwcj*gsn\������������8^.a<aatSBPnaitx:a������aac������iBCTi  Having purchased   the   stock  of'Mr.   Hamburger w^  and Mr.' Barrett, and   secured  the commodious stand MM  formerly occupied by  Mr.   Holmes,  I am now offering ><m&  to the public of Union-and Comox District,   a well as- @|'^  sorted and large stock of : .���������-^^.^awBaa*. f$$  Boofs and Shoes. Clothing, Staple and Fancy  Dry Goods, Groceries, Crockery, etc. etc., at  BED-ROCK PRICES.  New goods arriving by   each   steamer.     Call   and  convince yourself that .my goods and prices are  right.  Prompt Attention.- Pree Delivery,  Union, April 12th 1897.  Courtenay Public Library.  A meeting of the Courtenay Public  Library, was held in the Agricultural  Hall, on Thursday evening April 1st,  ���������when the following officer? were elected,  and business transacted:  David c Jones, President; Walter  McPhec, Secretary and Treasurer; Win,  Dingwall, Librarian; M. B. Ball, Assistant Librarian; and Messrs. R. Duncan,  A. Johnston and M. Ball, committee for  purchasing necessary books.  The yearly membership fee, to be $1.00  payable either in money or its equivalent  ip books, which are tp be approved of by  said-committee.  The library will be open fer exchange  of books, every Thursday evening, commencing April ist, from 8 to 9 o'clock  p. m.  BIRTH.  31,  3',  ��������� LEVER;���������At     Grantham,     March  Mri,. Thomas Lever, of a son.  CARLSON.���������At     Union,    March  Mrs. Carlson, of a son.  NELSON.���������At Union, April 5, Mrs.  James Nelson, of a daughter, (still born.)  LEWIS.���������At Union, April ii, Mrs.  T. Lewis, of a son, (still born.)  WHAT IS A GREEK TEA?  ed next MONDAY evening.  Ansvver-  Primrose Day.  Monday 19th will be Primrose Day,  and bouquets and boutonnieres of piirn-  roses will be fur sale at the entertainment given by the English Church, at  Fidxfe Hall,  Famine    Fund.  A line from the publishers of the Star,  Montreal, shows the amount received  now exceeds $50,000 representing  200,000 subscribers, 100,000 of whom  are school children. The Star is to be  congratulated upon its phenomenal success, and Canadians for many years to  come, may well look back with pride at  the philanthropic and patriotic part  which the Dominion has taken in the  relief of a stricken Dependency of the  Ewp't:r&  Tokokto, April 9.���������[Special'to tho News]  Quoting  from  the Hansard report on  Mr.  Mdciiies'lecL-nt attack on tliB Globe in  the  Commons on the Crow's Neat Pass Railway,  tbe Globe Bays: '.'We say the man  who bays  on ii/siauatt'S the policy of the Globe on public questions is dictated or influenced directly or indirectly by th-i C. P. R.,   or anyone  connected with the Canadian Pacific, or any  one having dealings with the C. P. R.,   is a  liar  and  slanderer.    We say that the  man  who Bays or insinuates that the Globe's policy as to the Crow's ncsfc Pass Railway -was  dictated or even s-uggested, dueotly or iridi-,  rectly,   by anyone haviugdealtDgo with   the  B.iciah   Columbia  Southern,   or   with   'the  cr.o.1 or crown grant of the B    0.   Southern.  ,is~atiar aud a "slanderer;  and if the Glebe  ha3 '''pub its foot in it, it intends to keep it3  foot* in..7',   L?t  him ,g'b  on wi'h LuVwaih-  h'g (?) "    if  Tne  Globe uiade an   -attack'en.  Air. iicliines i: was inapply to the brandal-  out charge aijtti^.-t this- jv> per,-snath; d������i.'Lei- ,  'atcJy on t.ho fi^oy- of V.n,   yACiu-mKul.    The  chcigs ve dftnouucr a-i a. tul&tihouO,  and  its  author a liar,:ind slur-idt-rcr." '      v  Oom Paul's Gj.a.sdsjn. v ,  ' -FiiEroiiTA, AyriK 8 ���������Pi-csulcai? Kruger  hia.oideitd.his : ij-andsob, Lain, to bo pLct-d  on tiiai btjfvre a special court,-fer the offensive Jdogu^gfaTrCtntly u-;ed by him in , pub-  iio, at Johaunesbur'g-iu reference to Q ieeu  Viccorii.     ' - ,     "���������      "   '  CiiisEsa Restiitccion.  '    A iir,p������*a*'irJti from" the  Duniuion  Trad.-;a  Cor-g-ts", !eavi-& fur O^ta'''-^ t������.-ai'.������rrow,  to  a-.k~.ilt������-G>'/v<.r:i:jjtut-lo reolricc;(J?nii.eee im-"^  ln-'g'aturi.  Nanaimo EQ'jir.iTsr.E Pio-ekh ,Soc'y.  Nanaimo --iitrker aud Potrs have i.l-d a  peii.ioJi.in the County" Court on behalf of  John Smith, 'a creditor of ti-e N inaiino  Eqmtable P-ou^ei Sucieiy, for the compul-  eory'dusif;-.' up of that cm-jeru en ihe cround  of IU ii.iib.IiM* to meet its lici!)iiitics <u   .'uil.  Out of PlMri.0i"iii::;T.  Chicago   Aptii   8���������Kour   thousand   men  are ihro.Mi cut of omph-yuient by   the  olot-  ing ������>f ihe woiks of   the   Illinois   Steel  Co.,  "Sui:"-h Chicygo.  Gkeat S-aFFmusG FRo:.r Floodis. .  Little Rock, Ail;.���������A ttiegram  was  received here last liight, from a' committee  of  c--.iz---.ns of   I-ie'euft,   staiirg  thire'are  3000  -,s;.fi'..itr3 m '.liai I'laco, and water low is in  every house from Helena to White River.  Greatest Fire for Yuahs.  KxoxviLLii. Tunn. ���������Fire:at 3:30 o'clock  Uiis iiKirt.sng cosfcro.ied the heart of the  city. M^uy persons wtre killed. The lire  ia not "jet yet under control: loss will a������  mount to several   millions.    ���������  Died Fkom His Lnj.-'hies  Nanaimo. H. J. Mcilurray, ist mate  of the ship Oriental, who ieil down the  hold last. Friday and ,wa3 taken to the  Hospital,  died from his  injuries.  Chine'e Object To Baths  Victoria. B.\ C���������Sar.ic-tia trouble was,  uarrowly avertftd at ihe Quaruhtii^e S-.u-  tiou when the Chinamen. r������ f used, to'take.  the sulphur habhs and pi.c!io(J up sticks to  fight their way back to the Empress of  Japan. The mem belonging to the station and the sailors from the ship forced"  them  back to the bath room.  S. R. Langdon. of Nanaimo, iii3. ag'fc  and agent of tbe Birbeck Loan:<& Investment Co. has left for parts unknown,  leaving many   creditors   behind.  *    General Merchants and Butchers,  UNION and COURTENAY, -  B.   C  ���������=se������T3usm:TLWimiMiajxBceraMl nwr<a������ it<i������uraKi>aK=i<zaw  DESTRUCTIVE FIRE.  J\  ground.,  nothing  PUBLIC   MEETING.  ALL PERSONS interested in  Cumberland Townsite are earnestly  requested to meet next Saturday evening  April 17th, at 8 o'clock in the east wing  of the School-house for the purpose of  considering the advisability of incorpora-  ing the town, and for providing for more  adequate fire protection.  W. B. Walker, Lewis Mounce,  W. Wilhird, John Williams,  F. 13. Smith, Alex. Grant,  G. W. Clinton, James Rcid,  Robert Grant, C. H. Tarbell,  D. Kilpatrick, R. Lawrence,  James Carthew, M. Whitney,  P. Dunne.  FIRE broke  out in  the ell part of'  Meve    Dowoll's    house,    southwest  corner  of Mary port  avenue  and  Third  Street about half prist two o'clock Thursday morning.  - So far  as, we   can   learn  Mr. Charles Hooper, who   lives on Thiid  avenue a little above,   first  saw   the   fire  and   directed   his; son   Sid   to go   to the  English Church   and ring the   fire alarm. -  Before  the   alarm, however-,' the   flimcs  v.ere-seen by some others   in the   neigh-,  boihpod,    and   help    was  soon   on   the.,  It  was plain   to  be' seen   that  could    save   Dowell's*    house,  which   was a   two-story   frame   building  with a high roof, isolated from   any other  and* with a   few   feet only ��������� Separating   it  from" Mr. James 'Strang's   one-story  cot-  Fne Chief, AlexV Grant, and  Assistant  Fi;e Chief, Harry   McGregor,   were soon  on    the   ground     directing   affairs.      A  determined   effort   was made   to  conlne  ahe fire to the Dowell mansion.    Ladders  were so in placed'at the   north, wesf, and  south of the   Strang cottage and the roof  literally covered with young   fellows, wh"o~  worked, with a will. "Water   in' buckets  w'-i's, brought   from   every   direction   and  passed   up ^ to, those on 'the n,of   anda  constant   stream   poured   down- th?.^ side  next   to   the   burning   building     Th?.ra  was aTfiglr board 'fence 3 o>- ~d feet" fiorn  the cottage   next to  the tire,   and   undsr  the. shield,   which   this   afforded a   man  s:ood  and  d ished   buckets  of  water up  under    the   cornice  of the    threatened  cottage.    Fortunately there  was no wind <  and the fl-unes simply mounted up in the  air   presenting   a lund   spectacle,' which  could be   seen  for a long   distance.     Op-  ��������� posite   on Third   street was   IvlcF ldyen's  house, the,front   of which was   protected  with wet   bl-inkets,   and  a spray of water  sent   up through a small, hose   from   the  force pump in the yard.  On the opposite corner on Maryport  avenue stands Denton's house, the cornice and eves of which were also protected by blankets. But Strang's house was  the point of danger, and this imminent.  Every article within was removed which  could be found, and as usual in such  cases, with little regard to safety. The  fire grew hotter but Fire Chief Grant  fought on with the force,-and implements  at his command, with unabated zeal.  There 'vas no disorder or shouting  The ell was soon pushed in toward the  main building, from the roof of which  great flakes of fire floated out as danger  signals. The great crowd which could  not help, stood back and gazed m silence  Suddenly the lower corner front room  'was lit up, revealing a parlor organ and  some furniture. A dash was made  'through' the .window and these tilings  quickly jerked put, under a slightly  over-hanging cornice, blazing as a .wand  of clanger.  As the great roof fell in, without the  swashed Strang building catching fire, a  great sigh of relief went up.  "Where is the hose?" enquired Super-  entendent Little of Robert Grant as he  came by; "there is enough to reach from  Third street corner to this place," indica-  ing where additional hose could be  found.  "But the danger seems over."      .  Well, see what it will do." ;  All right," and off Mr. Grant went,  but it was discovered the hydrant was  broken.  Towards morning however, the hose  was attached, and the remaining fire  extinguished It threw a good stream  The origin of the fire is clouded in  mystery. Mr. Comb who had rented the  place as a boarding house, left it some  three weeks ago.   -  Mr. Dowel!, the owner, who ha? a  ranch on Hornby Island, occupied it  himself after Combs removed, taking his  meals elsewhere; but on Monday three  days previous to the fire left with   Mr. A.  McKniglu for ihe north on" a prospecting���������  tour; and so far as can rbe learned the  building was entirely vacant at the time  when the fire occured. The general  opinion is tint it, was the work of a "fire  bug." This produces a feeling of uneasiness throughout the community." '  There was insurance on the -building  in favor of a loan company, but-whether!  Mr. Dowell had any insuiance in his  own name, cannot be ascertained..  He ccttainlv had none, through the'-  agencies held by Mr. James Abrams,  who " is   the " only   local    fire   insurance'  > r0  v--rp  V,  We Aindeistaud Mr. James Strang's  house was insured,' 'but not lus, furniture where his chief loss falls.  Beyond commending-,   as-we   must the  general'management   of the fire   by Fire   '  Chief   Grant,   and   the 'boys  and  men  under him ��������� who did such splendid service -  we  lefrain   from . mentioning   names   for  fear we might   omit some,   through  mis- ':-  information    who equally   deserve   men--.,  lion.    But this^feeling   need not   prevent'  us calling attention, to the fact so  notice-"  able to many,"that   the Misses   Orchards '  ^ stood by   their   pump   working it  vigor;s  ous'.y until the danger was over.    A large/  tub was  kept 'full, out   of. which   the'fire, .  laddies   fil'-ed   their   buckets. ��������� It, was   a   _-  great help and much, appreciated.  /Tar)  ,17 I  'Hi  ������<!  /'-  -M  ��������� -A T3.I-P T-G"TI3EE DAM.  Two     rcpiesenl,-'lives   of THE News  -visited the Water-Works Dam on   Satur-  day afternoon,   to see  whrtt progress has  been   made   by   Mr.   Geo." Stevens,   the  cr-n tractor.  The path up the moun'tai'n .is very  steep, with many turns before reaching  the   falls 400 -Kel  above   Union.    There  up, across a  is a budge  about   half  wav  j small creek; at this point the scenery  begins to-take on a beautiful appearance.  At   the   fails   it   is~ grand!     The   water  comes. down tlie   mountain,   over  rocks,  with a deafening roar, then plunges over  the'falls a hundred   feet   below,  two-narrow banks of so'id   rocl;  between  .-    Here  view   of  Comox  and   the  Gulf.  Just a few feet above the falls the rock  has been blasted out, and a by-wash'  consiircted part of the way; it is to be  extended below the dam, so as to carry  off the surplus water when a rise occurs,  thereby preventing any extra strain on  the structure.  The dam will be constructed from 75  to 100 yards below the" falls, is to be  twenty feet 'high and capped, so if desired it can be raised higher. The  material is to be layers of logs, clay and  stone, placed in a slanting positidn;  behind this will be a stone wall. The',  clay will be taken from some point on  the Comox road. The .water' pressure,  .we were told, will he [50 pounds to the  square inch, so th<;rc will be no necessity  for fire engines in Union.  -5 Mr. Stevens says', if (here is no more .  bad weather, he will be able in three  weeks to commence work on the dam,  and he wjll fini.-h ii bv the end of May.  Thpn, if nothing internes with him,  have a water main nn Dunsmuir-Avenue  by the firM of July. He has. fifteen men  employed.  The water is ice cold up there, and  one feejs cold enough for an over-coat.  I would advise those who suffer from  the heat in summer, to take a climb up  to the Uivcr. and Comox Water-Works  Co.'s'dam, enjoy the cool breeze and  natural ice water.  R.  S.  C.  Higvh    School   Examinations.  The following pupils have successfully  passed the recent examination for  entrance to a High School.  Comox School.���������Flora Macdonald.  Arthur N.   Smith.  Ra >.:   A.   Miiliuan  (_-un'!oiiay :v:;hoo!.  Puniledye School.-  Mary  Miihgan  and D-.-ra Crawford.  Union   School.���������George    A.    Tarbell,  Ellen Tarbell and Amv Williams.  >J  r*v-r^-rrcT^ %  .^\*-  v ������.  Thp WppItIv Npws !i,tbim" There1n1eedtlbe1no1 ^^Jse" LINCOLN'S PLUG HAT.  1 lit/     YV CUzSJLJ/     1> \j W D.   verity expressed by the look, nor an ex- ,  M.    WHITNEY,    Publisher.  UNION BRITISH COLUMBIA  Will Olney and Pauncefote kindly  look into the case of Fitzsimruons versus Corbett now?        ���������  Mr. Zangwill's opinion of the modern  play is that it contains "an ounce of  sin, a pound of sorrow, and a pint of  chestnuts."    -  Tbe quinine manufacturers ask for a  tariff increase of 25 per cent, on their  product, while the ^wholesale drug men  are opposed to a change: Why not  shake for 41?  cess of indignation or rebuke. But  each female face should wear a well-  bred air of offended delicacy and surprise."  Krupp, the great German manufacturer of cannons, has lately completed  a number of paper field-pieces ior the  use" of tlie German infantry. Their  calibre is 'a little less than two inches;  and the pieces are so light that one soldier can easily carry one. But the'resistance is greater than that of a field-  piece of steel of the same'calibre. These  paper guns are intended for use in situations where the movement of field artillery would be impracticable.  ODD  HEADGEAR  WORN    BY   THE  GREAT- EMANCIPATOR.  ABRAHAM     LINCOLN.  Born   Feb. 12,   J������09;  Inaugurated   President   March   4t, 1S61;   Died  April  15, 1865.     ,  Tall and Bij* Enough for a Giant-  Serve 1 as a ������ torage Place for His  Papers���������Now ou Iixhibit in Wash-  inffton. '  The Toledo Bee advises the people of  that place to' "put detectives upon the  trail of the aldermen and follow them  wherever they go, night and day." But  who is to, follow the detectives?  Of course tliat Oklahoma parson who,  united Miss Nickel to Mr. Dollar could  be arrested for < counterfeiting. The  law'allows no1 one'to "raise" a dollar  and five cents into two dollars like tint.  What's in a name? In Liberty, Mo..  a preacher has" been sent to jail for  stealing Bibles. It would strike the average layman that any man who would  steal a Bible is the very one who ought  to have it anyway.  Donald G. Mitchell, who is known to  ihe.reading public as "Ik Marvel,"  author of the delightful "Reveries of a  Bachelor" and "Dream Life," spends  his declining years quietly at Edge-  wood, near New Haven, Conn. Surrounded by his books, his garden, and  his forest, he is happy and contented iu  the memories of a well-spent life. In  personal appearance he Ls about the average height'/ somewhat stout, with  broad shoulders. He has a gentle face,  with kindly blue eyes, and soft white  whiskers. lie has no fads or,fancies,  ��������� but has-a horror of being "written up'*  in the newspapers.  - A Canadian bride has introduced recently a new feature in wedding- ceremonies. She appeared in church with  her pet canary fastened to her shoulder  by a golden chain, and the moment the  organ sounded the bird" burst into song.  A slugball player at practice was  thrown down by an opponent, and his  arm was broken near the shoulder. The  report says the "opponent" regarded'  the incident as more funny than serious. Of course it was funny. It was  even "humerus."  The treasury department announces  that in t'he counterfeit $20 silver certificates the nose of Daniel Manning is  sharp and pointed, whereas in the genuine bill it is round and broad. We  shall take ��������� pleasure in looking at Mr.  Manning's nose at the earliest possible  day.    Massachusetts is making up its mind  "to spend"$200,000 a year.for five years  in. the effort to exterminate the gypsy  moth, and then to continue to pay $100,-  000 a year for five years more, and $15,-  000 a year for five years after that.  Then the committee will report progress to the Legislature.  Nansen invented the model of the  Fram, making her hull~rouncl'and slippery, like an eel, with no .corners or  sharp edges for the ice to seize upon.  She is the strongest vessel ever used  in Arctic exploration. He said, that  pressure would simply lift her on the  ice, and so her bottom, near the keel,  was made almost flat in order that she'  might not capsize while on the ice surface; and'her screw and rudder were  also ingeniously protected. The many  experts who said her design would not  save the Pram from instant destruction were mistaken; for she met these  resistless ice pressures, and they merely lifted her out" of her cradle, and she  rested safely on the surface.    ���������������������������  A Richmond paper says that a young  woman of that place declares that  ���������when she received her first masculine  kiss she "felt as if something was running down her nerves on feet of diamonds, escorted by several little Cupids  in chariots drawn by angels, shaded by  honeysuckles and canopied by melted  rainbows."  The French custom-house otticials arc  sometimes guilty of curiously petty ox-  actions. One traveler on reaching  Paris was fined the sum of 100 francs  for having twenty-five cigars in his bag.  Another who carried in his bag a box  of 1,000 wax matches made iu England  ���������was mulcted for 1,000 francs���������a iniuc  a match.  The women of Marion, Kan., adopted,  a-novel way of paying their church  debt.- When appealed to by their min-  iister to devise means and ways of raising the mortgage "they did not resort  to the highway robbery of the church  fair. Instead they routed forty acres  of Kansas' fertile land, just outside the  corporation limits. This they broke up.  and then they plantedMt in corn,' and  through the season, cultivated it until  it ripened and became ready for the  corn knife. Next they cut and shocked  it. and then, after several husking bees,  at one of which one lady husked eighty  bushels in one day, they hauled their  corn to town and-e'ribbed it. Their harvest amounted to over 1,200 bushels.  They also sold the stalk field to a cattleman at $S, and contracted seven  loads of cobs at $1 per load. When the  corn is shipped, which will be shortly,  the mortgage on the Christian Church  of Marion will'be burned.  , Ab2's Famous Tile.  Abraham  Lincoln's silk tile was more  remarkable than a storied urn, for Abe's  plug  was 'about  three  stories  high   ami  {/always full of jocular stories from brim to  crown.  The hat that Lincoln was accustomed  to wear seemed to be a foot high, with a  brim almost as big as a Southern sombrero. It was a 7*4 size, a heavy, cumbersome affair, and never a thing of beauty.  In his debates with Douglas the hat  fairly loomed into space. The sinallness  of the stature of the latter is well known,  and when Lincoln stood beside him with  his hat on tho appearance they presented  was that of a boy and a giant standing  together. And curiously enough, when  Lincoln came to be inaugurated at Washington, Douglas held the high hat iu his  own hand, that no careless person might  put his foot in it.  The reader can readily imagine the appearance of Lincoln when arrayed in his  favorite plug, if a few well-known facts  are borne in mind. The President had a  gaunt and grotesque frame, and stood six  feet four inches in his stocking feet.1 - His"  strength equaled his length, for he could  lift a cask full of beer and drink out of  the bung hole. ' It was such herculean,  feats as this'-thnt made him the hero he  was in the eyes of the Clary Grove boys.  Mr. Lincoln's hat played a very important part in his career when he was postmaster at New Salem. It was before .the  days of the railway mail'service on steam  or street cars.. There were no ''special  delivery" carriers at that time.   But "Lin-  '41  THE  LITTLE  GIANT HELD HIS HAT.  The investigations of a French dermatologist, Dr. Sabourand, go to show  that baldness is a contagious disease,  due to a microbe which he claims to  have isolated. It is spread, he declares, by barbers' brushes, and its  presence is not recognized until the  harm has been done. In other words.  an ounce of prevention is worth several  bottles of hair-restorer.  The State of Maine gives official employment to a photographer who devotes his time to securing enticing  views of the sporting regions of the  State and distributing them broadcast  throughout the rest of the Union as advertisements. But so well advertised  Is the "sport" that Maine will soon have  neither game nor fish unless a check  is placed on the destruction. "  Evaline Lee, an aged negress who  died recently at Macon, Mo., was buried  -with all the ceremony the village church  could provide, and many wealthy country folk attended the services. She was  00 years old, born in slavery, and had  devoted forty years of her life to serving the Nolan family. When the eman:  cipation proclamation was issued she  declined to leave her mistress. Aunt  Evaline was that rare bird among negroes, an old maid.  Only a few years ago a process was  discovered by means of which the armor-plates of war-ships could be so  hardened on the face that the best projectiles were shattered on striking  them. This was regarded as a decisive  victory for armor over guns. Recently, however, the tables have been turned once more. The first step, according to the Scientific American, was the  placing of a cap of soft steel on the  point of the projectile. This enabled  the shot to penetrate the armor-plate  by preventing the breaking of the  point. Tben increased velocity was  given to the shot by the use of improved  powder. The result was that a- six-  inch solid shot w-as sent through ten  inches of face-hardened steel, twelve  inches of oak-backing, and three additional plates, each seven-sixteenths of  an inch thick, after which the shot,  practically unimpaired, buried itself  eight feet ina bank of sand. The experiments were made in this country,  and both the best armor and the best  shots are of American invention.  coin was equal io.the demands of the situation, and became a peripatetic post-  oflice. As soon as the letters were received each clay he would put them in his  hat, and stroll -through the town. His  tall, gaunt form could easily be descried  from all quarters, and everybody was  more or less concerned in the contents of  the hat. Upon being questioned as to what  the mail had brought, Lincoln would remove his tile and carefully look over the  lot of letters. In this way he not only became acquainted with his neighbors, but  T  LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS..   '���������     ^  . .Four score and seven,years ago our fathers brought forth -on this "continent a  -new nation, conceived 'in liberty, and dedicated'to the proposition that all "men Sre,  created equal. "No'w-we are engaged'in'a great- civil   war,, testing  whether   that  " nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long" imdxire. - We are met'  ' on a1 great battlefield of that war.   We have "come to dedicate- a portion of thai-  field,   'as   a   final   resting   place   for"  those   who-here   gave "their ."lives* -that-  the    nation    might    live.  - It    is 'altogether ��������� fitting'1   and - proper ��������� that    we  should     do     this.      But,"   in     a     larger" sense,   we .cannot- dedicate���������we canr  not consecrate���������we cannot hallow this ground.    The, brave" men, living and dead,. v  who struggled here,have consecrated it,- far above our powerto add or detract. The  world wilb little note, nor.long remember,  what'we say here,"but it can never  forget what they did here.   It iSvfor us, the living, rather to, be dedicated here to  the    "unfinished -  work    which    they    who      fought    .here f   have"   thus     -far*'  so'     nobly      advanced.        It     is    'rather    'for,     us "   to      be      here'     dedicated  to the great task ��������� remaining before us���������that from these honored dead we  take increased devotion to thatcause. for which they gave the last full-measure of,  devotion���������that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have-died in vain  ���������that this nation: ."under God, shall have a new" birth of freedom���������and'that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. '  supper for friends, who had been invited  in to' hear the returns. Every half hour  ���������'or so we "would pass around coffee, and  cakes. , About 1 o'clock in the -morning  enough had been learned to warrant the  belief that the 'Rail Splitter! had been  elected. I think it was when we heard  the news from New York.' .The men rushed on Mr. Lincoln'and. shook, his'-* hands.,  while the women actually- hugged him.  Then some one went into the hall and -  took from the rack that old,silk hat which  he wore, as long as a joint of a stovepipe,  and about as shapely, to my mind; and it  was thrown up to the ceiling. As it came  down some one "gave it a kick; then the  women joined in tho fun, and we played  football with that hat until it was an unrecognizable mass. We were simply., beyond control.   What a ridiculous scene it*  The crusade against the disgusting  habit of spitting in public places seems  to be extending all over the country.  The Board of Health of Kansas City is  endeavoring to abate the nuisance, and  the filthy practice is discountenanced  in nearly every large city. A Baltimore woman offers this suggestion:  "Whenever a. male passenger on a  street car begins to expectorate, let  every woman aboard just look steadily  A case is before the Supreme Court of  Minnesota-'iu which the "responsibility  of a slugball player for his acts during  the.heal" of the game" is the chief issue.  One young man has been sued for heavy  damages because he jumped upon and  kicked an opponent and thereby caused  paralysis from which the victim never  recovered. Surely they are making an  unwarranted fuss over this trifling incident. If slugball is to be tolerated  even encouraged, why are its natural  consequences to be lugged into courts,  in the guise of damage suits One of the  cardinal principles of the conflicts is to  disable your adversary and jump on  him, bruise him, break his bones, or his  head, or any other part of his anatomy  that you can reach. Every player when  he enters a so-called game knows in advance that he stands an even chance of  being maimed, possibly for life, and a  fair chance of being killed. This is a  well understood probability, and provided for by the attendance of surgeons, ambulances, and all the appurtenances of a hospital that can be  moved to the field of battle. If damage  suits are to bo brought why not include  the college professors and city officials  who permit these brute exhibitions to  beheld?  LINCOLN'S LOVE-MAKING.  FROM  AN OLD CARTOON.  hi's. unique and .utilitarian'hat became almost an object of reverence.  It was, however, on the night of his  election to the presidency that the noble  tile served to bring about a football game,  which, for genuine excitement and the  prominence of������the parties engaged, has  never been surpassed. The news had  just come to the old homestead in Illinois  LINCOLN'S HAT WAS HIS FILE BACK.  that Lincoln was elected.    Here is the  story as told by an eye witness:  "A few ladies, his neighbors, went over  and helped Mrs. Lincoln prepare a little  would have been to one looking in without knowing what prompted it!"  Lincoln's hat was the most indispensable part of his whole outfit. It was, in  fact, a sort of file rack. Here were all  the briefs of his various law cases. Curiously enough, he carried the accounts in  his head, and that is why he lost-so much  money. Had he reversed the process and  kept his accounts in his hat and the cases  in his head, he would have been better  off. His hat served for his satchel on a  journey, and all that was needed besides  this were his saddle bags and his horse.  Not Afraid  of Assassins.  When Mr. Liucolu went to Washington  to be inaugurated he traveled secretly on  the advice of his nearest friends. .:On account of this trip he was often charged  with cowardice and reviled therefor by  his enemies. In speaking of the trip he  said:  "I did not believe then, nor do I now be^  lieve, I should have been assassinated had  I gone through .Baltimore, as first contemplated, but I thought it wise to run no  risk where no risk was necessary."  Disraeli on Liincoln.  "There is," said Benjamin Disraeli, the  famous British statesman and premier of  England, in speaking of the assassination  of Lincoln, "in the character of the; Victim, and even in the accessories of his  last moments, something so homely and  innocent that it takes the question, as it  were, out of all the pomp of history and  the ceremonial of diplomacy; it touches  the hearts of nations and appeals to the  domestic sentiment of mankind."  Encountered HisPollticalKlval While  -" _ Addressing Miss Todd, ~ '_,���������r  Jn 1S39 Miss Mary} Todd, of Kentucky,,  arrived ��������� in > Springfield "to- visit a married  sister, Mrs. Edwards. At the instance of  his friend Speed, who was also a Ken������-  tuckian, Lincoln became.a visitor at the  ���������Edwards', and' before long it was appa'r- -  cut to the-observant among those in  Springfield that the" lively young lady held-  him captive. Engagements at that time*  and in that neighborhood; were- not announced as soon as they .were made, ami  if* is not at all impossible that Miss Todd '  and Mr. Lincoln were betrothed many-  months beforo any other0than Mrs. Edwards-and Mr. Speed knew of it, writes  John Gilmer Speed" iu the Ladies' Home  Journal. At this time, as was the case-  till Lincoln was elected to the presidency,,  his one special rival iu Illinois was Stephen A. Douglas. Mr. Douglas had "more  of the social graces than Mr. Lincoln, and  it appeared to him that nothing would be-  more interesting than to cut out his political rival in the affections of the entertaining and lively Miss Todd, and so  he paid her court. A spirited young lady  froni Kentucky at that time in Illinois;  would have been almost less than lminaa  if she had refused to accept the attentions  of .the two leading men of the locality.  Therefore, Miss Todd being quite human*  encouraged Douglas, and again there was,  what nowadays would have beeu called:  a flirtation. This course of action did not.  spur Lincoln on in his devotion, but made  MRS.    LINCOLN.  him less ardent, and he concluded, after  much self-worriment, to break off the engagement, which he did, but at the same  interview- there was a reconciliation and  a renewal of the. engagement.  Surveyed, with a Grapevine.  Myths begin to cluster about every great  man even before his death. - Already it is  hard to distinguish between.fact and fancy in some of the tales;.told of Lincoln.  One is the story that when he first began,  engineering he surveyed with a grapevine-  According to the tradition poverty kept  him from buying a chain, and with his  knowledge of woodcraft he easily selected a grapevine that was properly shaped,  stripped it clean, and cut notches for his  dimensions. Although , the story is not  generally credited, old surveyors who remember the poor quality'of chains in that  day and their inaccuracy, by reason of  wearing and lengthening, say the Lincoln anecdote has a basis of probability.  '"MJ  f *l  ..-J  o  /:i  il  si  ' 3  'I  -:fl  "*v nuMmria^ayayrmn  Wfc   W^aWW^MWMUP"'  ������������UXMMItJL*JI>aiMw������ac  *rr���������7*r  \*, '"  B'  p. u-  i*  ii. i  v~-  B1LU--*���������-'THE :-: "PLOTTER.   \  JT  I   Bi  seems but yesterday that old  Bill I jams lurched, into the office,  fell over a chair or two, sat him-  ,  self dowu upon the edge of my table,  ���������  and announced,, witlr drunken gravity,  that he-was the best blank-dashed job-  printer that-hit the pike.  ������     "Yes?" I said,  briefly, glancing up  .froin one* of ihe pungent paragraphs  ' that used to cause me so much ariiuse-  ��������� ment, yet" were not appreciated by the  exchange editors of the metropolitan  papers.    - ,---���������,  '���������[ '"Didn't I say so, young feller?" he  asked, in an aggrieved tone, as he  reached for my box of smoking tobacco and'stowed away a handful of it behind his wealth of bristling mustache  and - whiskers. " "Gimme a job?" he  added, closing'one eye" and'viewing me  ���������critically with the; other, the while he  masticated-the tobacco.  ���������We needed a'man, ,so I called the  .foreman. '   ��������� ."     '  ���������  "'-.'Give this" man that bill-head job of  _ Dudley's,  Ed, and  see  what  he  can.  do," I said.",    '    '     '     '-��������� n      .-'r'-*  "I'll dern soon show ye ,what o' Bill'  , c'nuchv3'Oung feller,"  grumbled  Mr."  I jams, as he rolled, off the\table and  followed Ed.    f-Ol' Bill c'n turn out  ��������� artistic work fr'ni a blacksmith shop-  such 's I take this t' be, sonny," with  a contemptuous glance at the interior  of the press and'composing-room. Then  he hung up his coat,,filled his bid-cob  pipe���������with   "my    tpbaeco���������grabbed    a  - *"stick,"'and went to work;  The proof of that one-horse bill-head  job, when it was handed me, about  three-quarters of an hour later, filled  me with joy. ,It was a thing of beauty  ���������a masterpiece. _    ' - -  "Do you want to stay' here awhile?"  I asked,' having  in mental view  nu^-  merous orders Tor job-work "on    the  strength of Mr. ljam's unquestionable  ability in that line.  "Bill wasjstanamg  ,with folded;arms, leering,at me with  that one-eyed squint-of his,        .  .. ���������-'  " !Course���������ef ye" c'n stand my price.'^  "What is it?" . _      ���������  He named a figure about seven dollars a week higher than I felt we  -could afford; but as I pondered over it,  he added, "But I c'n do more work  th'n two ord'nary men���������cf I git it t'  do."  ,' "All right," I said, finally, "we'll try  it a week," and I turned again to my  -work.  "Hold on," he said, "I want t' make  'n agreement with ye! Don't let me  have any money. __I can't stand prosperity, ye see. So, ef ye'd jest's, soon  stake me out at some boardin'-house,  an' git me a little eatin' and burnin' t'-  bacca, I'll be fixed:"  This was agreed'to, as was also the  request that I Vstake" him for another  drink, to "steady his nerves." Then  Bill settled down to work���������and if ever  there was a star of the first magnitude  in the job-printing line, he was that  same., I took samples of the first two  or three jobs he turned out, and with  these I sallied forth and booked more  orders than we had received in months  past; "but old Bill, slow in his movements as he was, proved equal to the  rush, and everything was done on  time, as promised. Not only was he  valuable in his working capacity, but  he kept us all amused with a constant  flow of anecdotes, related in his dry  way in a drawling voice, rendered husky by years of dalliance with John  Barleycorn and tobacco.  He claimed to be, and probably was,  over GO years of age, and. was a walking encyclopedia of geographical information, having' walked, he said, in ev-  ,ory country on the face-of the earth  where the English language is printed.  ���������Of course he had worked on the New  York Tribune in Greeley's time, and  was one of the several thousand "only  men" who could readily decipher "old  Horace's" copy. Cairo, Egypt, was one  of the  out-of-the-Avay  places  he  had  "held "cases" in, and accordingly the  boys dubbed him "Africa," which sobriquet he did not resent In the least.  He had been With us about a week,  ���������when, one morning, he slouched into  the office and dropped into a chair near  me. For some time he puffed away,  at his" vile old pipe without speaking,  "but finally remarked, apropos of nothing:  "Tell me' ye write some f'r magazines, an' so on."  I admitted that I possessed literary  aspirations.  " 'F ye want, s'm' rattlin' good plots,"  said Bill, with some diffidence, "I c'n  fill ye full of 'em. Make 'em up when  I'm drunk 'r on th' road. Good ones,  too."  "Yes?" I said, wearily���������for I had  spent many a dull hour with that variety of bore with "a rattling good  pJot".tp tell about. "Why don't you  ���������;write 'em yourself?"  "Can't;;  ain't sober long    enough,"  said Bill, frankly. "When I am sober,'I have t'work 't th' trade, so's t'  git quick r'turns. But I'll tell you some  of 'em. Stay awhile, after they go t'  press, some night,' an' we'll "chaw th'  rag." ,'  With all due gratitude to Bill for his  kindly interest in my affairs, and the  painstaking wn,y in which he imparted  to mo those plots of his upon which  such successful bits of fiction were to  be buildcd, it must be said that his efforts to assist me were fruitless. Either  Bill sober forgot the principal features  of the.plots mapped out by Bill drunk,  or his listener was singularly obtuse  and failed to see things as Bill himself  did. At any rate, I "am not going to tell  what became of the three or four man-'  uscripts in which some of old ^Bill's  ideas were embodied.1 '."'-' *L, '  This saddened Bill and made him'  morose. The last straw came in the  shape-of a note froin an editorial  friend who had publisheda number of  sketches of mine, in which he frankly  stated his<private; opinion that I must  -have ah awful nerve to expect him to  read such rot, niuch~Iess publish it. T  ������handed the letter to Bill. He read it  in silence, then, ..with some lurid profanity, directed, at editors in general,  turned.and left the office.   ���������        ',  At 5 o'clock'in the afternoon, he came  back, drunk aud-abusive, and wnnted  what money was due him. I tried to  dissuade- him,- tolling him we wanted  him to stay with the office awhile.  "T',h-1 with you an' th! office!" he  roared:   "Gimme my time!"  "But the bank's' closed, Bill," I pleaded.   "Won't-a few dollars .do until to--  morrow?" i -   -  "Give���������me���������my���������time^-now!"       1  :.  I went out, cashed a check with some  difficulty, and came back and gave'Bill  his.money, -file_went out growling.  Next morning he came in, showing'  the effects of his- debauch, and sat  down by the stove.  "Ready to go to work, Bill?" I asked.  "No. I'm goin' V .hit ,th' road," he  said, gruffly. "C'n ye let'me have four  bits?"  "Great Caesar, Bill! You won't quit  us, with all those jobs on the book?"  I cried,,in dismay.  "Miglit as well. Won't be any good  ef I stay," he replied, with considerable firmness.   "Do I git th' four bits."  He got it. and after shaking hands  all round, he disappeared in the direction of the railway station.  About six months later Bill floated  into the office again. If he had been  sober during the interval, there certainly was nothing about his appearance to indicate it. .1 have seen almost every variety of bum and tramp,  but in all my experience I cannot recall  meeting one of such thoroughly unwholesome appearance as old Bill presented that morning.    -  "Wie geht's, sonny?" he hiccoughed,  cheerfully, holding out a dirty paw.  "Know me?"  I surveygd him with v Ill-concealed  disgust, as I remarked:  "It is possible that a bath and a barber might disclose the face and form  of my old friend Bill. But now���������great  Scott, Bill! Go and get a bath and a  hair-cut."  He took the dollar I gave him, chuckled hoarsely, and left, to return in  about an hour somewhat improved in  appearance, and ready for work.  "Say." he remarked, 'as he took off  his coat, "I've got th' best derned plot  f'r a short story ye ever heard of. I'll  tell ye t'night.".,  But, alas! it was like all the others  he had given me, and quite as valueless as those he subsequently imparted  to me during his three; weeks' sojourn  with us. At the end of that time, he  departed in much the same manner as  before. He got drunk, "went broke,"  borrowed a half-dollar again, and  walked out of town.  For the next three years he showed  up at intervals of five or six months���������  departing as innocent of means as  when he arrived, always, . however,  with a new suit of clothes. Never did  he fail to announce, upon his arrival,  that he had the "bestdern'ed plot" for  a story I ever heard of. And never did  one of his ideas avail me anything.  A year or so after the death of the  always sickly Journal, of which I had  been editor-in-chief from the beginning, I met Bill in Chicago. I was  then "doing police" on one of the morning papers, and it was while attending  the Monday "round-up" at the old Armory station that I became aware of  his presence. As the police judge, after looking at the name on the sheet  before him, remarked something about  "jim-jams" being a more appropriate  name than "Ijams," I glanced up, and  there, ln the prisoners' dock, was old  Bill, looking, oh! so tough!���������but with a  , knowing leer on' his face as he recognized me.  I whispered to the judge, who grinned. , "Old friend, eh? William, the  officer says' you were drunk and disorderly, Saturday night.   How about it?"  "Guilty, judge," said Bill, cheerfully.  "M���������hm. Ever been here before,  William?" - -  "Not as^ many times 's I ought t'  been."  "Coming again?'No? Discharged.  Your friend here wishes to see you,  William."     ' '  J * T  Bill was entirely unabashed Avhen I  mot him at,the door, and seemed great:  ly amused,as my suggestion that he  ought to be ashamed of himself. "I  never thought you'd come ro this, Bill,"  1 said, severely.  /���������Fiddle-de-dee, boy! Likewise,  'Rats'!" replied Bill, with coarse disregard for the dig'nity of my official star.  "Ef I had two bits f'r ev'ry time that's  happened, I wouldn't be tryin' t' borrow a dollar'- uow,'J he continued,  adroitl3r.'  He got the dollar, and on the way uptown .unfolded to me one of the "best  derned plots", for a stoi;y he had ever  evolved; but it was not good enough to  consider, aud my manner told him so.  "I'll leave ye "here," he said abrupt-,  ly, as we,came to Van Buren street. "I  look too tough ,t' go uptown with ye.  Biit looky, sonny,^-nex' time-I see, ye,  I'm sure goin'' t' give ye a plot that'll  make y'r hair, curl.   "Understand?"  We parted, and Bill made a bee-line  for the nearest place to get an "eye-  opener" .That was the last I saw of  , him for two years.'.-     - ,  Of wail the ubiquitous individuals I  ever ran across.in all sorts of out-of-the  way"places and elsewhere, Bill Ijams  " was the one oftene'st in evidence. The  next'time I .saw him he was in New  York: next, I found him officiating as  'foremanan a little newspaper office'in  a Nebraska-prairie town;,and a year  . later he turned up in San Francisco,  and stumbled- across my path. On  each'and'every occasion he had "the  best derned plot" all ready to give me';  and, quite as regularly, nothing came  of it. ,-;"-;< "\ \      '    ~  A few months after seeing him In  San Francisco; while chatting with the  editor of '.a' paper in Southern New  ."Mexico, I heard^a-familiar voice from  tne.door.of the composing-room asking-  some, question about a "job." Behold  our oldTriend Bill,"stick in hand, with  the same .old familiar one-eyed leer on  his , grizzled, countenance. .After .he  went out I told the editor about him.  "Why don't you take the old villain  ; out to the mine,' and straighten him  out, if, you're going to r be there  awhile?" asked Sherman. "He's good  for years if you can keep him sober;  but he nearly died after his last jamboree,, a few weeks ago. He's about  'due' again, by now:"  Just then Bill's head emerged from  the doorway. "Say, sonny," he remarked, "I've got somethin' t' tell ye, ef  y're 'round t'-night. It's a corker, sure,  this'time."  "All right, Bill. Come over and take  supper at the hotel with me."  Bill ,readily accepted the proposition  I held out to him to go out to our camp  and work. He liked the prospect of a  change of employment, and also that of  being out of reach of his old enemy  when one of his "spells" came on. So  when I drove out next day. I was accompanied by this cheerful old reprobate, who seemed happy as a boy over  the outlook. He had one or two "plots"  to unfold, too; but he did not seem  hurt when I failed to enthuse over  tnem.  * * * * *  Bill had been with us at White Hawk  about three months, and during that  time had succeeded not only in standing off "the enemy," but in making  himself the most popular man in camp,  besides. So it was with genuine regret that everybody heard that ho was  about to pull up stakes and move on.  But the roving fever had him, and  nothing we could say or do would induce him to reconsider. ,  Without his knowledge, "the boys"  bestirred themselves in his behalf, and  on the eve of his departure'he was decoyed up to Uiggins' -boarding-house,  where a "grand ball" was being held in  his honor. And when they, presented  the old fellow with a handsome watch:  "This is addin' insult t' injury," said  Bill, with grateful tears in his bleary  old eyes.  About midnight, when the baile was  at its. height, came startling news,  brought in by a late arrival.from the  Arizona line. The notorious "Kid" and  his cut-throat band of reds were out  on the war-path, and it behooved those  present���������the men, at least������������������to get to  their respective ranches and look after  their buildings and stock.   .   .   .  A week later found us, a mere handful of men, hampered by the presence  of half a hundred women and children,  besieged in garrison by a hundred or  more agency-fed redskins, who had obviously succeeded in heading off couriers going toward the military posrs,  and proposed to starve us out. Ana  we were in a sad way. There was  plenty of water, but provisions were  getting distressingly low, and worse  still, our supply of ammunition could  not hold out much longer.  It was a very dejected lot" of men  that gathered together that. August  morning in Higgins', which was our  "fort," and discussed the situation. It  had come to the pass that,'unless help  arrived very, very soon, we must manage to get a courier through to the  fort���������an undertaking that, more than  likely, meant death to the man attempting it. In this emergency arose  old Bill.   '  * "I'll go, t'-night," said he. "I got nobody t' keer f'r me; no chick n'r child.  I'm nearly 70 years old, an' not long  f'r this world, anyhow. 'Course, I'm  a tenderfoot, but I c'n try t' git  through, anyhow." .    .  It must be confessed, to our everlasting discredit, that we saw the logic  of Bill's arguments, cand -the protests  against his proposition were few and  insincere. That night,'mounted on the  best horse in camp, and heavily armed,  Bill Ijams went out into the darkness,  to give up what remained of his miserable, mistaken life for others.  He must have got lost in the hills  that night; for when the reds sighted  him, next day, he was only a few  miles on his way. He gave them a running fight for several miles, but Avas  finally hit by a stray shot and obliged  to seek cover in the rocks. He made  a good fight for his ebbing life, as the  empty cartridge-shells around the rock  where  he  had  sought  refuge  amply |  ft  A woman is never called heartless-  unitl she has been' hurt.  ' When a man says' he would die for a  .woman he generally isn't very heavily  insured. <-  Some women can hurt their husbands  a good dealmore by keeping quiet than  by talking.  Probably Lot's wife turned around .so  the neighbors would see who the lucky  woman was.  You,haven't near so much use for a  proved.   We found him the second day ; fvl fter *on haye se*n her smlle at A  after he left us, stark naked and hor- ; arilllken man-  ribly mutilated. In his tightly clenched i"    Some.women seem to think they can  left hand was a' scrap of paper, evi- ' influence a man in about the same way  denfly  overlooked  by  his  murderers:-f they shoo chickens.  On it was hastily written'      ' \    When a-girl falls down in a public  '"Boys: They've got me, and I can  see them-crawling up. Good-by.���������Bill.  P. S.���������Just got one. Maybe Nibsy can  make a story out of this."   .   . i ���������.  There .was more,, but it was undecipherable. I thought that, with his  eye on the enemy, he had tried^ to outline another plot. ���������Lester Ketetiuin, in  San Francisco Argonaut.   ,     .   .,  "The Hounds" and 'the Rover's."     j  "The   Hounds"  and   "The - Rovers", j  were rival bands of boys, not in The ,  Boy's.set, who for many'years made'  out-door life miserable to' The Boyr and  his friends.    They threw stones -and,  mud at each other, and at everybody '  else; and The Boy was not infrequent-  ty blamed for the Avindows they broke.  They punched all the little boys who-'  were better dressed   than they   were, j  and they were deprayed enough   and  mean enough ��������� to tell the driver 'every  , time The Boy or Johnny Robertson attempted to "cut behind." ,    __  ' There was also a band" of unattached  guerrillas Avho aspired to be, and often  pretended  to, be,  either  "Hounds"  or  "Rovers"���������they   did   not  care" which.  They always hunted in couples, and if  they  met The Boy alone they asked  him to Avhich of the organizations, he  himself belonged.   If he said he %vas a  "Rover," they claimed to be "Hounds,"  and pounded him.   If he declared himself in sympathy Avith the "Hounds,"  they hoisted the ''Rovers' " colors, and  punched him again.    If he disclaimed  both   associations, they punched him,  anyAvay, on general principles.     "The  Head of the Rovers" was subsequently-  killed, in front of Tom Riley's liberty-  pole in Franklin street, in a fireman's  riot, and "The Chief of the Hounds,"  who had a club-foot, became a- respectable egg merchant,  Avith a   stand   in  Washington Market,   near   the Root-  beer Woman's place of business, on the  south side.   The Boy met two of   the  gang near the Desbrosses Street Ferry-  only the other day; but they did not recognize The Boy.���������St. Nicholas.  How an Emperor Rode to the Cnase.  The Emperor himself is carried upon  .four elephants in a fine chamber made  of timber, lined inside Avith plates of  beaten gold, and outside with lions'  skins, for he always traArels in this way  on his fOAvling expeditions, because he  is troubled with gout. He ahvays keeps  beside him a dozen of his choicest gerfalcons, and is attended by several of  his Barons, who ride on horseback  alongside. And sometimes, as they may  be going along, and the Emperor from  bis chamber is holding discourse with  the. Barons, one of the latter shall ox-  claim: "Sire! Look out for the Craues!"  Then the Emperor instantly has the top  of his chamber thrown open, and having marked the cranes, he flies one of  his gerfalcons, whichever he pleases;  and often the quarry is struck -within  his -view, so that he lias the most exquisite sport and diversion there, as he  sits in his chamber or lies on his bed;  and all .the Barons' with him get the  enjoyment of it likewise! So it is not  Avithout reason I tell you that I do not  believe there ever existed in the Avorld,  or ever will exist, a man with such  soortand enjoyment as he has, or with  such rare opportunities.���������St. Nicholas.  place, AA'bether she hurts herself or not  depends on what clothes she lias on.  ,*A girl never really enjoys -a ride on  the> cars unle'ss she' sends a telegram  spmeAvLere from one of the^stations.  When a girl" is saying 'good-by* to a  'man in the hall, why does she stand up  so close and put her hands behind her? ,  Women don't have'the same longing  as men to get drunk,, because they can  go away someAvhere 'and haA'e a good  cry. - '-  r  When a man takes a woman to a pathetic play he always tries to look hard  and unconcerned at the most toiichinjj  parts. -< ���������       ' ,  A woman may take care of her'face  -to the last, but she takes care of'her  hands and feet only till she gets married. '        *" ��������� _  ,   When a man's suspender button gives" ���������  way  he feels about as bad as a girl  ' when she knows her garter is slipping  doAvn.                           -    ��������� -  When a woman can't think of any  other \Aray to spend money shesays she  thinks she ought to go and get her  teeth fixed. _^       _     .  J _: ���������,/-  When a girl goes aA\7ay for a visit she  wants to know if any one will-be at the"  station  to meet her, so as to ���������   knoAV  whether to take a parlor car or not.  The girl who always said she thought  the greatest danger of married life was <  in  undue  intimacy   inside    of    three  weeks is opening all her husband's letters.  When a' woman catches a woman he  knows fighting to get to a bargain  counter she feels much the same as tho  man does when she catches him coming out of the stage entrance of a variety hall. " "   - -   -  BULL AGAINST  RHINOCERO&  A   Terrible   Fijrht   Between   the  Animals, in Whicli the-Buil Conquers.  When I was on the Zulu frontier, said  a traveler recently, . I stopped for a  week with a native, a splendid fellow,  Avho had a fine farm. Among other animals he had a young bull called Hulo,  Avhich he and, his children fondly be-  lieA-ed could vanquish any beast on  earth. Hulo' was a great pet, and not  in the least vicious, so I was sui-prised  on the second'evening, of. my stay to  see Hulo sniffing the air and paAving:  the ground'in evident rage. I was.  about to ask \\That it meant Avhen out  of the forest came an ugly Rhinoceros.  My host and I hurried for our guns  aud  Hulo  dashed  at  the  beast   Avith  BUXX, GORFS HIS ANTAGONIST.  Will Save Many Liives.  A contrivance for quickly stopping  machinery���������as in the case of some person being draAvn between cogs or rollers���������has been recently devised. On  touching one of a series of push buttons  placed at convenient points the power  is shut off and a powerful brake applied to the fly-wheels. A. 20-horse  power engine, working at ninety revolutions, Avas stopped in two-thirds of a  second.  Salt in Water.  A ton of Atlantic Avater, when evaporated,-yields 81 pounds of salt; a ton  of Pacific water, 79 pounds; the Avaters  of the Dead Sea more than twice as  much���������1ST pounds to the ton.  dauntless courage. A rush, a crash and  the bull was hurled twenty feet. Fortunately the horn of his enemy had not  caught him and: the first rush had  taught him a lesson. His horns were  like sharp swords, but the hide of the  rhinoceros is remarkably thick and the  young bull soon shoAved signs of fatigue. So he resorted to strategy and  dodged behind his clumsy foe, giving  him vicious stabs in the thighs. This  was rapidly weakening the rhinoceros,  and just at this time we found some  steel bullets, leaden bullets having no  effect on this animal, and quickly completed the work Hulo began. Then the  bull stood on the carcass and bellowed  his joy.        _  '    J. "A  'iv'i  '   ' -,' 'la������J  '���������   -' .������!.  it'  "'I I  ^ f.  ���������>:$> 'J HE   -WEEKLY    NEWS    APRIL,  13th.  180  V7:  _ iM.-j~s.ta, vrwv  n  W���������:i:(':  1  ������.���������  ������<������  Tfli MET NEWS  Issued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M Whitney, Editor.  TE-ftilS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  OT    AjpVAIJCE.  On������  Year    %   $200  Six Montka  '. '    125  Sidgjle C&97     ,J .'   0 05  RATES OF ADVERTISING: '  0.;������ iaok p*r jesu $13.00  ..     ,.   HBOnth   ..........;...........'..' ,1<50.  eistfetbi eel   per ysar     25 00  .fourcb   ..      '        5000  wrefc, .. line         10  Local BoticfiS.psr line     20  Notices    of   Births,    Marriages    and  Deaths,   50 ce&ts each insertion.  No Advertisment inserted for less than  56 cents.  Ferscns   failing lo get The News' regularly should notify the Office.  TUESDAY, APRIL, 13th( 1897.  I'owu nrcoBPOBATioar.  J T is high time to take action , with  reference to incorporation. It must be  dono soon in order totgo into effect the  first ������f next January. And it's a necessity. We will have the Water-Works in  operation, it is hoped and expected, by  July , ist. This must be followed by  sevjerage as soon as'practicable. No one  , who cares for his own health, or that of  his family, will consent to live in a town  of the population of Union, except tern  porarily, unless sewerage be provided.  Sickness and death lurk in an uncleanly  town, and sewerage is necessary to a  condition of cleanliness. The moral  responsibility for delay is greater, than  any parent should be willing to bear.   To  '    t \  provide  sewerage   is a'duty , which  it is  o  impossible to shirk, and we can have, no  .sewerage   without   incorporation.     The  Prorincial    government  is  not  paternal-  enough for that.    It plainly says: "When  you get large   enough  to require   sewers  ittc rporate and  provide for yourselves."  Tb������  necessary sewers   could  be  easily  .   bt;ilt and without large  expense;  but we  need our tax and  licence  money to pay  ��������� for them.  We need .also fire protection. When  " the" Water-Works are in operation' we  require street hydrants and the use of the  water, and fire appliances. We must be  incorporated . to secure these Unless  something- is done we will not be able  long to get insurance on business  property at any rate; and the rate how is  so kigh as to make it burdensome.  Better fire protection and lower insurance, should be our motto.  The appropriation for schools, hospital,  public baildinga, everything except  streets, will be tfce same whether we are  iacorporatsd ������r 3ot. And as to streets,  we gat ������othiag but a TRIFLE on our  mam tkronjhfares. Ths money we pay  for real estate taxes,-'store and hotel  .licences, now goes into the Provincial  treasury, which if tho town were incorporated* would o<* expended here, in  providing sewerage and fire protection,  and making needed improvements.  Tke only objection any one can urge,  is our taxes r-.ay fee higher. The answer  to that is that vritfc water provided by an  independent company and paid for by  tho-Gitiaeog/there will be no need, as in  many places, to issue bonds or incur any  mujcieipai debt ca" account of that; that  with reference to se\?ers, we can lay out  a general system, and develop it from  year to year, constructing one main  sewer tir*t, with which connections may  he totjbdo as needed. The expense would  net hts. great.  There should be but one  paid  official  wh'C-  skotjld  perform   the duties of clerk,  assessor and collector.  ���������   Ljij proposition iavolving the borrow-  in*- cf rooiiejr T70uld have   to be  submit  ted  '^O a  eeto of the tax  payers.    But  mm mi*m.  The fact that Turkey and   Gp- ce   ar  nearmg  a state of war  in  spite of the  efforts of the Combined Powers, is apparent      Gladstone  is  out    with    another  letter on the subject.  Spanish arms have been victorious in  the Pilippine Islands. Troubles at home  are occupying the attention of the Spanish government. In Cuba ' the Spanish  forces have captured Cuban general Ruix  Rivera. The American Senate has  directed Piesident McKiniey.to protes  against his execution as a rebel.  An importent railway measure has  been introduced into the Provincial legislature by , Preineir Turner authorizing a  loan of $2.5o<\ooo to aid railways and  other public works. It grants $4,000 per  mile of tail way of 4 feei,8}4 inches gau^v  for (1) a railway to lioundaiy Creel; district, about 100 miles; (2) from the Coas'  to Chilliwack about 60 miles; (3) Bute  Inlet to QuesneH, about 230 miles. Woik  to be commenced within twp years and  diligently prosecuted, subsidy payable  when railway is in running order���������railways receiving grant of lands to throw  them open on same condition^ as crown  lands.  Greek Tea.  0:i Eister Monday April I9lb. th������ Udios  of the, Efjglisfi Cbuj.jh' wiil $<ive a Gret;k  !m a!< PiketVlfaH. There will Ixa supptr,  wbleaux ind gamt's. A d-.-iightfui f-rcuing  is pronuHtii] nil who way attend,  Virgin Beauty.  (For ma Wbws.)  Stars softly touch with silvery beams,  The alumbariui: earth beueath;  They gliatea on the woodland atreama,  And to their sougs bequeath'  Such harmony aa heaven flinga  -   Across her angela' snowy wings.  But rilled wish heaven's sweeter glow,  The maiden^ aoul-^uchanting eyes.  With living srreams of rapture How  - Fr������ia tstar������ out-.shidiag from the skies   *  Of beauty, auft superaa! trace  That tills the modest, rnaidu'n's face.  The rose that breathes upon tba gale  The incense of the virgin leaves,'  Aud scents affar the moon-ht vale  Where d^ut, with moving shadow,  weaves  H>r elfin curtain? through the fcre?s,  That miirinur ia thu eve&iujj breeao.  It give* not f;-ora its softest Sa.ih  T.iMigh guihied with the morning  dev,  A ssmbJertoe of tho maiden \* blush  That hreanhea its sweet sfFections thro',  And binds che soul's suprerr.esfc sacee '  Beneath its teuder influence.  C.   EVAN'S  COUBTSMAT.  COURTEN'A.Y is a pleasant, villaare situated  oil both sid-JS of the Courtenay Ri-rer. ������' d ori  the raid up tho Settlement, thrae miles-fr m  Comox Bay. The road to Union also passes  through it. It his a central position. Here  are two hotels, one flrsfc class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, poar office, shops, etc. Itis  a favorite place for fishermen and hunters.  COMOX.  COMOX ia a village beautifully located on tho  bay of the same nan������>, in Ooraox District. A  Practice Range. M������ss House and Wharf, havo  lately boon'established on the.iraud Spit��������� which  forms the harbor, by th-> naval authorities. nn<l  her* soma one of H������r Majesty's Ships ia to be  found fcwo-thirria of the time. Here is a pot  offica.'two hotels..two ���������tores, bakcry.otc. The  ���������cenery is grand, and good lmnti������icr near. The  City of Nanaimo from Victoria calls here on  Wednesdays, and departs from Friday  mornings.  ^.G?  AHDERSOM'fi  ' "r*-;$4C:5'i'->i������EJrw"x  METAL WOliKS  The follcwir-g Lines are  Represented  Watches, dockland jewellery  NEATLY   REPAIRED =  Tin, sheetiron, arid copper work  Bicycles Repaired  Guns and rifles, repaired  Plumbing in all its branches,  Pumps, sinks and piping,  Electric bells placed,  Speaking tubes placed    ;  Hot air furnaces,  Folding bath and improved  Air-tight stoves, specialties'  Office sind Works    'r"������"i"--t'Crit. ������c������r  Nanaimo Cigar Kacrory  0  fe  Esquirnalt  and  Nanaimo   Ry.  Steamer City of  JVanaiato-  OWENS   MASTER  The   Steamer  CITY of NAXAI1CO  will tail as follows  ���������   CALLING AT WAY PORTS as jvassi-necra  and freight may offer  Lea ^e Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.  Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. in  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, 7 a.m.  Nanaimo for Victoria    Saturdey, 7 a.m  For freight or  state  rooms  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria. Station, Store street.  Phillip Gable, and Co., Prop's  Saation Street " - ���������    Kaaaisao B. C  Manufactures the finest .cigars and  employes none"but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign , cigars  when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTI.  CLE toi the Vame money  J    Drs   Lawrence &. Weslwood,  j-      7 Physicians'and Surgeons..     -  ."m^io^sr 23. c. '  V* haro appointed-air. - JTaaaea ' ^b-  rfttn* ous collector uxitii lairfc^ar jxo-  tiow, to -whom all overdue accou-alc  "ay be paid.^ ������  f FISHING  TACKLE  A .fijll^line of Rods,  Lines. -Flies, Minnows,-^'  Spoons?' Baskets, Fly- m-  books, .��������������� Gut,- Casts, ������-  Hooks^etc''; in stock. . ifc  Write ' for, "anything- m  you need and get it by fe  ���������return "boat. ..        M  W       J.' SAMPSON,      f]  m Sox 337.    N . naimo B.C., m  truer  ,  -   AND  ^kOct  *  MWWMUHM  j  Plorist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  Seeds. Ornamental  TreesS'and  Shrubs always..  Also   bulbs   in   .variety,    including-  Hyacinths, .Narcissus,   Fuchias,-  Tulips and Lillies.  Uqion,  - B. C.  MATSUKAWA        |  Contracts and Bay Work  wanted  Address���������MaisuScawa, Ja'paaese  ^   %"l<[ii.Rg. Hoi^������, noxt Brick yard.  ���������x  liatkin ���������/  'Jlsrablishtnen t  O. H.  Fechner,  IPZZOT'ZZT^TOIR  UNION.  trtji A it coat more than now, protection  to. lifo sod bealt!:, ehould be estimated  n*o?e-ircpcrtaz:t than money. And when  the- ccxxs.s> :n iosurance rates is added to  our jjrosctt toxos, there is not the slightest dcKgc? that wjth iacorporation they  will b������ heavier tfcae now At any rate  we must proteet our families against tho  po's^s of an unsewercd town, and out-  business street against threatened distraction by fire.  THIS TOWN, the "eastern p.art ofwhirh  is called   Cumberland,   is fine'y   situated  on the foot b'i!l������, of the Buford Mountians,  about   500 feet  above the   waters of ;he  Georgian Straits,   *uid 60   miles   n/irth of  Nanaimo.    It is   connected   with   Bnyr.e  Sound,   by   a line of railway  13  miles in  length.    Its   principal    industry   isu coal  mining.    It turns  out   from   700 tons   to  1,000 tons  of coal   per  dav   of the   best  steam coal.     This i? transf^red over the  railway, to Union wharf (Bayne Sonnd)to  the   ships  and   steamers sud   tt>#s   with  scows   awaiting'to   receive it.     The   fin������.  coal   is   manufactured    here into   a good  article of enke   which  bids fatr   to  grow  into an immense industry of !tse!f. Extensive   bunkers   -'.'re   being'constructed ��������� .it  the   Wharf-in 'connection   with the coal  industry..  Union is the market place for the  Comox farming settlement, and contains  3,000 population. It ha<i one large  Departmental Store besides two vreneral  stores, four Inrae hotels, two saw mills,  two merchant tailoring establishments,  various shops, such as dry goods, tin and  hardware, metai, harness and saddlerv,  livery, jewlery, stationery, bakeries, and  barber shops, photograph gallerv, brass  band, a graded school, four churches,  and a newspaper. It is reached by  steamer from Victoria and Nanaimo.  NOTIOE  "An Act to Prevent Osrtain Aaj-  t&als from Saniiing' at Ijarffe���������1������96"  Stock owners are hereby notified to  keep all Swine, Stallions of one year old  and upwards, and Bulls over ������ine months  old, under proper enclosure, as all animals of these descriptions, found runniag  at large will be dealt with under the provisions of the Act referred to. ,  Comox, B.C. W. B/Am^ERSON,'  June 7th, 1896. Gov't Agknt.  WW. 3.  DA LBV, D ������.S. & L D.S^  I  Dentlstryjo zUl\& Bpanehos  ?"la> H-r-tk. t>t!in^-a������tl vs--.^ftijii."  i  $ 08������< >   y^p-eir..- Wa,v(rj.  Hot*-l,  ^ni������n $  C   ;?       H"������>\\���������ft   (. ill.   ti. a |'.'. Ii    :<J.id teuix:  O rj.Wt332K L, A K B    SHOE    S������OP.  I have moved into my new saa������p on  Dunsmuir Avenue, whers-i am p:ep:j.!vs  to >>i ami fact ma ;ind repair '.all kinds "o:  men's, woineo's, and ������.hi!dreE,:5 sKoes.  Give me a call.  NELSON  PARKS.  ��������� kiiiiii ^������i   I' 1 ��������� 1 11 1 in 11 1 ���������������������������ml    11 hi 11 "rrrnini - '-  FOR Sale; ���������The dwelling house and  lot on M'ryiiort avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kend.dl. ���������' The house is i$ storey,  well built. n>ood w*!l of water and garden  Lot is full size. \VUi b^ sold nl % bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, Nr:ws OFFICE.  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Anlmy, R. h,.  -  Cumberland Lodge,  ;������;:  A. F. A A. M, B. C. R.  Uniom, B. C.  Lodge  meet*    first   friJay 'in   each  month.    Visiting brethren  are  cordially  invited to attend. .       ,.  1     ... , L.   Mounce, Sec.        ,  C " J ; .  Hiram Loa^e No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B:C.R���������  Courtenay B. C. >/p.  Lodge ma?ts on. every Saturday on or  beiore the fui! of the moon  Visi:in������ brothers   cordially  requested  to attend.-  R. S. McConnelf,  Secretary.  Cumberland   Encampment. .  Fo. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union!  Meets every alternate Wednesdays of  each month at $ o'clock p.,m. Visiiinif  Brethren cordiiilly invited to attend.  John Combe, Sen he..';  to  .a: of t. ���������    -',.:  Uni������n Division No. 7. Sons of Tern-'  perance meets in Free . Mast,*', -HaK.-  Unioe a������ery Mnnda.y ������-vern������jf r*: 7:3*.  . Visiting fric������ds cordiallv inviir,i  attend. '* ' .  THOS. DICKINSON, R. s. "  Any psrson or persons dtsn-oying cir  withholding the ktgs aivd barrels" ������f the  Union Bro a cry Companv Ltd of Nanai-  m.������������ ������i!l Lo-pi*secutad. '*A liberal le.waivl  "til ba p,-.id for information leading to  conviction. ���������  W.   E.  N on is, .Scc'y  VKPV  5  V  Jfl  X    ������  \  I ������������n t-rcpsre-ci ro  furr.isla Sty lish >.>g-s  and <J������ TeGiaing-  At yessenafcle rsnes  D. Kllpar?!&ic,  L'BfiOH, B. C.  1 EAMING-  'r^3^/aTSr^St~  ^������������������qr���������upxcip  0O YCARO*  EXPCRIEMCK.  TRADE MAKKS,  OGPYWIOMT* Ao,  Anyone sondliuc a. sketch and doewiptlon may  <juick;r aeoertaln, froo. whether tut ln7eut!on Is  probably patentable. CommunlcoClons etrlctlj-  confldentlaL Oldest aconoy for secoring pnteuts  ln Am������rie*.   \T<������ hav������ a WaahisHtoa office.  Patents taken throwgh Uuixr tt Co. receive  ������pool������l notloti la th*  F  OH S-^LV   RA^CH-0������������ v.->U> .v,**   c.  h=������H ft-orr: Ud'o'i, entityv^ '#9 o.cr������."  -nd will Uf. (iliK!<o������ed of at a lov? (i^are En������  quire <^f James  ^brams.  FOR SALFi���������rI^rt:d comer lot on Pan.  PiT-rith   Avfnijc,   s'lll   ttheap..   teruis   easy.  Enquire at "Naws Office."  sgievtifi������ mtmm,  beantlfullr lllnotrsted,  tomeat oircul������tlon  of  but- scientific Journal, weokfy, ternu 53.80 a year;  f 1.60 six moutUa.    Rpecl men copies and HANI*  100K on Patwt? sent free.   Addrsea  ���������MUNN    &   CO.,  S01 B<-e>a4varn>, K������vv YasJk.  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave;  eonsisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lot* 7 znd & in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block To,  and other lots in Cujcnberland  Townsite. Bargains,  )AM"E3   &$KAH$.  ������rn������h  ���������^ ���������0-  IS'  c\  9.  1/-'  u -..  '���������s-  THE    WEEKLY  4 T>\) T'J.  .it   i\ii.  13ll%  S97.  W. C. T. U. NOTES  Tobacco Xa*o������a.ia.  Many brain-worker* naffer f*ow inability  to sleep.    Thie i������ fxe^ueatiy ������a*b witfc Aiaang  theme, who work Ut������ ������c night.    Tk������ stuff-iiera  complaia  th*t tkey  feol   ������oat  lively just  when  tbe tiwe for reiirinfl km ������ome,  asd  that a leng period of r&atltiain������M precedes ���������  > troubled clumber, itom which  the slightest  noiee awaken*  thew.    Tki������   is   very   often  caused ftluost entirely   by   *u   over-iadul-  gence in tobacco. ��������� They nsoeke just   Isefnre  going to bed, ignorant of the fact   that not  only may to!*ac^������ yrevsat sleeji temporarily,  but may reader ic leas deep, susd consequently  less  refreshing.    A grave responsibility  attaches to those who lightly seak to relieve  a syintoin .which is really a .warning,, by  ve-.  course to a dan^&roue yailiative.    The inn*  ��������� b'ility   to sleep i������ often merely the' oataotne-  of an unnatural mode of life, and if thia  be'  , corrected the disability disappears of  itablf.  >���������New York .'Ledger.'  , Of six hundred and eleven p*u|������r* is the  Edinburgh poorhouae. not one ' wo* oa abstainer, and four hundred aud txwu. Admit-  feci that their poverty was due entirely to in-  , temperance.' 7  There are iu the United States 940,400 licensed liquor sal������OLS. If.foiaied into a  street with ualooa* oa each side, allowing 20  feet for each saloon, .they would' make . a  ���������treat 265 miles long.  ���������  g^Thera is Nothing  ^LEATHER  If it ii Hell Cut Tocttltr  So,here it is-: :  Single Harness at $lo, $12, $15 per set  and up.���������Sweat Pads-at 50 cents.  Whips at 10,  ������5,   50  and a. good    Rawhide for 75 cents, arid a Whale Bone  at $1 and. up to $2.- ''  BARKER &. POTTS,  EARRiJ-       S  SOLICITORS,  NOTARIES,   &e.  Office Room 2, MePhee & Moore ii'ld'g and at  NANAIMO. B.  C.  P. O;   DRAWEK    18.  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister,  Solicitor, r. otary public-  OfE.ee:���������First    Street,    Union, B.  C.  -11 t ih-M-miYW*trrrt ��������� iThTmnm   m'h     ... ..  I have the largest Stock   of   WHIPS   in  town and also the  Best Axle Grease'at o BOacDSS  yarwood; &   YOUN  BAKKMEhS and SOLIOTOi^  Puntledge Bottling Works.  OAVID JONES, Proprietor,    MANUFACTURER.  OF    SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler   of  Different   .Brands   of    Lager   Beer,   Steam  Beer   and  Porter  , Agent for tho Union Brewery- Company.  !     1     :k::e2<3-':b:e2:b:r soiczd fou c^sih: cssrj^-s-'  COURTENAY, B. C.  4  ��������� FopTvrenty-FIve Cents-  1 C������muei <it ii.i&iJt'Jj <������i'd < 'yuiuifrcftii  fcktx-eca, NmitUitjo, b. (J.  HitANCQL UfffflCE, Third Street ^ml Dum.imai:  > Avenue, B. C.  VViil be in Union the 3rd   Wedneoday   o  <:<ioh month aud remain tea tiuya.  H,  A.Simpson  aarrister k Solicitor. No's 2 & 4  Commercial Street.  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  It is stated upon good authority that the  -���������working men of Great Britian and  Ireland  earn six hundred million pounds a year, eix  ,  per cent of which goes for drink.    If this ia  indeed tiue,  Arohdt-acon . Farrar speaka to  . the point when he says  "Every  nation  has  '   its own devil, and the devil of  England is,  intemperance."  ���������  ll6PtliriI12 (      NEATLY DOHB       ^  ,    Wesley Willird  Ladies Home Journal.  IMWU*SWVW4  icr-a.isr-a.iayEo,  c  J. A. Carthew,  ARCHITECT and BUILDER, .  "U"������TIO>T,  3.  C.  tboueebolfc "Bints-  Sealing* V7sx as a Preserveture. .1  The f*.-������hiohabIe youug   woman   who  CO'S  ��������� 'dia^' wax only iso &n ornumeac fur her ,������hi*  '/dupes h������s not ,jet di������cev'erod it* r*<������l ciaim  to ber tiitt-ntion.    Ii iu ii>vsiu&bls *������ a preu-  *ryer of  Huwe:K.    Flowers .in  the 'fcsir  or  ,< an������me n������y b������ made to  retain tbeir  fresh-  n������w an.entire eveaing liy eiaiply n������Minu  a'  bit  of sealing -wax on tha  euda.    The 'belle  'who receives flowtra froai some coauti-y od-  inirer  wiii  do well, if she finds them 'a  bit  wiltod, to adopt hsroie :neasure6 before tub*  inittii'^   thfjai   to the  se%iiug wu ^racesB'.  A jilun#e into hot water wi&h a little **l rol-'  atile   -?'iil  accomplish   wonders in a way  of  reviving ^h������m.     --���������,,.  r  ������live Oil.  Pure olive oil is uetftil   in   infancy,   adult  ' age   aiid old ������������<>, in h������akh and  in   N&l;ee������R,  Ic* incre������aiog dtitnand ���������X'o-uld very liccidodly  in<!:c*si������^n increasing kn(,M'ledgevof the law*  of health.  Much ia sold aa oliTe oil which has nehhing  of the olive about it *&we tbe naivie. Much  genuine olive oil is of en iafcrier grade.  ��������� good, pure oil is valuable,' eil ethers  worthiest*.  Pure olive oil has beea well known *od  fieely used by th* members of fiie Osntiwec-  tai modioli urof������it������*i<.'U8 in all forat* of ������hei$t  tro������&bib, bnt, ixn thin coactry &p{t������reaily ii-  AdQi net reoi.ivo ��������������������� mach attention 6k its  valuable proj^eriiei &i\& its yucoetoful uae  weald aetiin to merit.  7ion the c������r!ii������������t momenta of iafittile  lift���������and we might wid, ae early o* ite firnt  bath���������olive oil <vill be found a valc*fet������ op-  plication for the new-born iafant, ewrthiag  aud aouriahiiig tbe delicate skin.  Qua of tke Htu������t iuiportsat tkinz* bo have  always ou hand in the nursery, thsroforo, is  a bottle ef the best olive oil.  Ia a large proportion of the dLeeeasen ef infancy aud childhood, it will be fcand <?f ftae  greatest value. It i������ especially useful in elj  kicda of bronchial diM-aere, uhether (icut������  or chronic It relieveu tho o������nge������itio:i of  the ,mucous lining of the tbe sir paB*������gea,  maintains an equable temperature, affords 0-  fioothiiig warmth, and ia, v/ithont doubt,  highly uutrtttous.-  It JS (safer .aud bsttrr th������n jackets of .far  nisn oicaI or^acy o1 the pc-ai7������cai applications  fo\j������������.rt in the nursery.    -  'Ihe'ai'labi.Mdiibw ebgl!';-ly warmed, thon the  patient's chest sboui������ bo Ij&thcd profusely  with it. Afterward ������, etrip of clean, ������M,  ������4>d fioft ahirting, large enough to completely ''n^cbip the wh<������l������i oheHt,-������rd thoroughly  sftturatcd. with the oil, thi uM be car<>fally  ' sppHed. Over .this a larger piece of dry  O .'".t.cm cloth muat be n'rmly, but not too  tiybtly, adjusted.  Iiiunctious will ba found excellent  in  all  eaties where artificial nutrition is sought ior.  In all eruptive diseases like  measles,   and.  especially ia scarlet fever, chicken pox, etc.  nothing is batter for aa external application.  This isa jpurnal <whtch every Canadian lady should have.  It is edited bv Faith   Fenton,  and has a department in charge  of the Countess ' of Aberdeen.  It is  worthy . to   be   in   every  home in the  Dominion.    The  price is $r.oo per annum.     We  have made such arrangements  that we are enable  to   furnish  ' it for 50 cents   per, annum  10  every subscriber to The News  not in arrears for   his subscription.     The 50 cents  must   be  paid in   advance   and   will   be  sent  with  the   name  to    the  home office of the journal and  the  magazine  will   be   mailed  direct from Toronto to the subscriber.     Remember it will be  no use to ask us to  take   your  names  without  handing , in  at  the   time    the    cash.     Where  the husband subscribes for the  News, the wife may have the  Canadian  Home   Journal  (whicli is a  large magnificent  monthly gotten up in the   best  of style), sent her on the above  terms.  STJ3SCIMBB JFOS. "TITS NEWS."  $3 00 PER  ^WETUM.  CumbBrland Hotel.  Union, B. C.  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  North of Victoria,  fVnd the best kept house.  Spacious Billiarci^Room  and new      <  Billiard and Pool Tables  CHEAP! CHEAP!! CH  W0������EH WIRE FEMGSKQ  WIRE ROPE SSLVACS.  H3  ill,  ������EST  6TEEL  WISE  TH.ESE  w pi ������ n t a? n 0  W ������ *  AS  Manufactured and Sold by  THE ONTARIO WIRE FENCING CO., LTD.  J?iCtoa. Ontario.  ���������Xi c M vllen's   choice  >tee'r\Virc  Netting for  Treliis,    Poultry Yards,   Lawn  Fencing,'-etc.,  yeai  are, sold  anuch   Lower   this  year. , than ever  before.  Best of Wines and Liquors.  ' 1 HEY   ARE THE BEST.  Merchant for them.  Ask   your Hardware  GO TO  A FINE STOCKOF���������r->  Clocks, watches, books  and stationery.  T. D. McLean  FOR  J'EVT'EIIjE.'R/ -  '"K  AT  ':I. J. Maid,  Haass and Sign ^Painter,  APBEL 33BLI1TEATOB.  Juat at band is ocHe^l the Spring Number.  It contains O sfleadfil osserttnent of styles.  In addition to tbo ntmal excellent miscellany  of litoiory Oittor aro ertiebs of a practicj I  nature OS Oeaeonable Cookery, Chemistry of  of Pe������d, Qoasehcld Sanitation, Tea-s'i?'--^  Bevies of Sew Dooira. Sabseription p <������  $1.6dp������������ year, or 1^ cents, to be hod of so-  oal^geat oar ?he Delineator Publishing C>.,  Toronto, Ontario.  Notice to Taxpayers.  _���������������-       *���������  -+      " +~  Assessment- Act and Provincial  Be-vesaue Tax.  NOTICE IS   HEREBY   GIVEN, in  .jeeordonce   wiih thf:   S;ntu;p������, fM-i*   Pr"  vinrial R'"vcnw������   T:*b:   or.ci  T.'ipc':^   !*vi fi  under  the   A-^ssmti'M   Act arc ���������������������.������*������> ^:.u-  ���������for tbe'year 1897. All of 'he a'b{)vtr:������������ni**f.i  Taxes collectible within .the'Como*. N< !  son.   Newcastle,-.Denman  ������nd     Honih''  I--iaads     Division.of the   District of C >  most, ar������ puyabi* fit'-mv office."  .���������.  , Assj-issed  Taaes  are .collectible   .*t ;lsf.  following rat������s, viz:  If paijj OK'OR oF.a-ORE Juke 30th,  1-807���������Provincial Revenue, $3.00 per  capitu.  Three fifths ������f o������e per cent on Real  Property. ,  Two and one-half per cent on Wild  Land  One-half of one percent on Personal  Property.  One-half of one per cenc on Income.  If paid   afte*.   Jure 30th,   1897���������  Four-fifths ofane jser cent on Real  Property.  Three per cent on  Wild Land.  Three-fourths of one per cent en Personal Property.  Three-fourths of o������e per cent en  Ificome.  VV. B. Anderson,  Assessor and Collector.  .January 1897.  Why send away for your printing  when yon can get it done equally aa well at  the Nkws T Our prices are reasonable, and  we are row prepared to trim out everything  ia thaliae of Job Peinting.  Paper-Hanging, Kaisominin  and  Decorating.  GRAINING A SPECIALTY.  AU opcleps Promptly Attended to  Union, B. C.  J*.   A.   M^-h-cd  General    Teaming.    ��������� Powder  Oil,   Etc.,   Hauled.    W >od  in Blocks Furnished.  *  SCAVENGER  WORK  DONE  m m kr m  We do   all   kinds   of  ���������Job Pri nti ng, any th ing  fronv'a Dodcrer to the  neatest ���������^���������usiness- Card  or Circular.  SUNDAY SERVICES  St. Geoiige's   Presbyterian   Chuh'ch���������  Rev. J. A,. Logan, pastor.    Services at 11 a.  m. anH 7 p. hi.      Sunday   School   at 2:30.  Y.P.6 C E   at   closo   of   evening   service.  Methodist Church��������� Services at the  ������eaal hours morning and evening. Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  Tkixity Church���������Services in the evening.    Rev. J, X. Willemar, rector.  Posters  Pamphle  Circulars  Letterheads  GOOD PAPER  GOOD INK^e^  Our   Work  BllSQ^^t^feRGtK;^  Dance Proerammes  Visiting Card  Billheads  Envelopes  Menues  IV] ourn i ng   Card  Statements  Noteheads  Speaks    Our  W  ORTK  Tho Best Cough Syrup. Bi  Tastes Good. Use in time,  Sold by Druggists.  :<2Q-bt^M^ti O M  I presume we have used over  one hundred bottles of Piso's  Cure   for  Consumption   in   my  family,, and    I    am   continually   advising   others  to get it.    Undoubtedly it  is the  I ever used.���������"W". C. Miltenbergkr, Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com- ""  plaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Kansas, Pec. 21st, 1894.  , piso-s CUrtE ~fOR  be Bost Cough Syrup.L  Tastes Good. Use hi tiiae.|  Sold by Druggists.  B Tas  B Sole  ������r' 'CONISUMPTION  Do yon kaow that we can print yon just  as neat a business card 9-n yon can get in  any other printing office in the Province,  and just as cheap too ? Bear in mind, we  urint meal tickets also ? In fact we can  <lo anything in the line of job printing,  Givf.- us a tria;.  ���������J  M ?"���������*��������� r? *-'���������  MS  THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR  S��������� ��������� ���������   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.  I Twenty Pages; Weekly: Illustrated.  ')        Indispensable to Mining Men.  i  ) TESSE DOLLARS PER YEAR. POSTPAID.  ���������; SAMPLE COPIES FREE.  MIRING AND SCIENTIFIC PRES&,       \  220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Gal.'  Notary Public.  Agent, for ihe Alliance Fire  Insurance Company of Lon  don   and   the   Fhoenix o  Hartford.    ..  ��������� *** ��������� ��������� ������������������*������*���������  Agent for the Provfneial  Building and Loan Asse-  elation of Toronto....   Union. B.C. mm  ���������'rj,   ."r  w.ff .^^. ^..^.-.^^.lihgi^j.  ~s-  PARTLY  EATEN   PUMPKIN   PIE AS A CLUE TO A  BURGLARY.  J    i j  i i.  5 1  ���������������>  3  1 !  Hi--.-  ���������t  I  I!  f  J?;  IS  si*-*  &  1C  I,3'  L-- '  SIMON   POKAGON.  An Old Indian Who Enforces the Payment of   Nearly $100,000.  .(MjD. Shelby, Indian agent, has been  in the vicinity of South Bend, Ind., for  some time paying off the long claim of  Simon Pokagon, chief of the Potta wat-  tomie Indians, against theUnltod States  government. The amount of the claim  as allowed is $118,534.52, which is be-  ing divided among 272 Indians, each  claimant receiving $435.79.  It is through the untiring efforts of  their venerable chief, Simon Pokagon,  who now lives at Hartford, Mich., that  the rapidly thinning ranks of that once  powerful tribe of Indians,' the Potto-  m&m*  WSSk  tiAA^  OLkin.5   Johnson.  The trained nurse is  one of the  most attractive flowers  of modern civilization.   Displaying the  wattomies, are at last receiving their; d������read Sair_ Gamp of yesterdayf wilh  f I '^ HE pie trap is the latest device by  I     burly negro marauder in  Pittsburg  which a burglar has been caught,    a  I     burly negro marauder in  Pittsburg felj a victim to its wiles.    It was the  -I- house of Dr. R. L. Taylor, the police .surgeon of Pittsburg, says the New  York World, that the burglar fixed upon as'a good one to rob. The surgeon was  at police headquarters until 1 o'clock in the morning and the burglar had full  swing, for everybody else in the house was sound asleep when he got in. There  was plenty of silver and a number of valuable light articles within convenient access.     From a professional  point of view tho thing was a cinch.  The burglar quickly made up a bundle and was all ready to take an unostentatious departure, desirable under the circumstances, when his eye fell upon a fatal  pie snare. It was a rich, yellow looking'pie, mellowed and softened in tone by  the delicate coating of Pittsburg coal smut, which had settled upon its surface.  It was of the pumpkin variety, a variety for which the burglar had a special  weakness,   fie hesitated and was lost.  He had just sunken his gleaming ivories through a section of the pie, when he  heard the click of Dr. Taylor's latch-key in the lock. He dropped the pie, seized  his bundle and fled with Dr. Taylor after him in hot pursuit.' Half way down the  block he threw away his bundle. The Doctor stopped to' pick it up and the thief  escaped. At least he thought he had escaped, %but he counted without the pie  trap. When'Dr. Taylor0returned to his house and 'the aroused neighborhood had  settled down to rest again the pie with its grinning circular indentation of teeth  marks stared the man of science in the face. He found that in the gummy paste  of the pie he had a perfect cast of the burglar's teeth, and he knew 'that few  traces a man could, leave behind him were better guides to identification than the  impress'of teeth.    " _ ���������  So the pie was carefully removed to the police station and there locked up in the  safe until the time came to fix it to somebody's teeth. There wa's not long to wait.  Prank Washington, a suspiciously acting negro, it was learned, had been -seen  loitering about the neighborhood, and he was arrested. He denied everything  until they drew the deadly pie on him, and then he perceptibly weakened, for his  teeth'marks compared with those in the pie paste to a dot.  just dues from the, government for  Sands in Southern Michigan, Northern  Indiana, aiid Illinois. There are to-day  only about forty surviving familes/and  each family will receive nearly $3,000.  The greater portion of them live near  Hartford, Mich., and a visit to- their  settlement would find them living in  crude civilization aud speaking .their  peculiar dialect. '   t  A great deal of interest f surrounds  the history of the Potta wattomie Indians, for they were the immediate predecessors of the whites iu' St. Joseph  valley. The Potta wattomies, a branch  of the Chippewa tribe, were found.by  the French explorers in the Green Bay,  Wis., region, and held the country front  the mouth of Green Bay to the head  waters of Lake Superior.  Simon Pokagon, cthe last of the great  race of.chiefs, is a grand old man of  73; and every inch an Indian. He is  straight as an arrow. lie is very intelligent, and has won considerable fame  in national councils.    He was born a  her inevitable whisky , bottle and -her  unfailing stupidity, the .trained nurse  has come to comfort and to bless.' She  Is' fleet-footed and sure of, hand; slier is  of. unflinching courage and unbelievable  endurance, and, heaven be praised,-she  Us young, comely and cleanly. ���������  We all know the old nurse, her peculiarities and her limitations. TSbe may  not have been quite so frowsy as Mrs.  Gamp,' her weakness for "just putting  the bottle to her lips when she was so,  A FLYING   SLED.  A Keystone State  Invention   that Is  Right in Season. <  The accompanying cut represents a  flying sled recently invented by Messrs.  James Robertson and Thomas Price, of  Twin Rocks. Vintondale, Pa., the propelling arrangement of which is admitted by mechanical experts to be very  perfect, and a masterpiece of ingenuity.  To work the machine the operator  sits astride it as he would a bicycle,  with a foot on each lateral rest, that is  secured to the knee of tho sled. By  turning this handle of the sprocket  wheel motion is imparted to the fan  by an arrangement of friction bevel  gears. The fan Is mounted on a U-  shaped frame that can be swung horizontally in any direction. The radius  of the swinging frame is half the  breadth of the sled, which allows the  fan to be turned to a right angle, thus  pulling the machine in the direction  the fan is turned. The steering lever  is shown within easy reach of tbe operator. Moving it to tbe right or left  fully controls the movement of the sled.  Side brakes are also provided that work  in conjunction with or independently  of each other, to arrest tlie momentum  Devoid of Animal liife.  "The Antarctic, then, is a continental land unique in the world," writes  General A. W. Greely in an interesting article on "What May Be Found at  the South Pole," in the Ladies' Home  Journal. "Its desolate shores, rarely  approachable under most favorable  conditions, are laved by an ocean the  richest on the globe in its marine life-  animal and vegetable. Seals and  whales in incredible numbers abound  in its waters, and countless seabirds  cover with nests and eggs the few favored land spots which are free from  snow during the brief, comfortless  of the machine, or to assist the steer- ' summer.    It is a    continent    where  her husband has been, especially during the last twenty years, of a Very  close and anxious kind. Countess Bismarck never, I think, aspired'to much  direct influence on public affairs. Her  face was not that of a masterful worn-"  an, nor yet preeminentlyof one born to  bear sway in courts or drawing-rooms,  but above all things sympathetic, kindly, amiable and attractive. Her manner was of great sweetness, she moved  and spoke gently. In all her bearing,  in the tone of her voice, in her attitude  as she remained there, still appealing  to her husband, though silout, there  was both affection and refinement."  few miles below South Bend, where, in  the early days, his father, Leopold Pokagon, held sway over a large village  of his tribe. When the treaties were  made which resulted in the removal of  the greater portion, of the tribe to Kansas, Pokagon and hi3 band removed to  Cass County, Michigan. Leopold Pokagon died at Silver Creek, a few miles  north of Dowagiac. >       --  This part of tbe tribe, mostly Poka-  gon's band, having.adopted the religion  and civilization of the whites, was thus  exempted from removing West when  the government'removed the Porta wat-  omies In 1830. It was surviving members of this band and their descendants  who brought the suit to recover their  proportion of all annuities due them  from the government ,on ancient treaties.  THE   FLYING    SLED.  ing arrangement in making a very  abrupt turn. ;      .  The inventors are sanguine of running on a clear stretch of ice at the rate  of fifty or seventy-five miles per hour.  On a public road in good sledding condition a. speed of twenty or thirty miles  per hour may be reached with safety.  The inventors also claim that their machine will be a boon to arctic explorers, to a degree beyond their power of  circulation.  In the above cut it will be observed  that, for the sake of simplicity, the  common form of sled is used to show  the details of steering and propulsion,  but one may deviate from this and  adopt any ornamental style of sled, so  as to suit the most exacting and fastidious tastes.  :       The Late Princess Bismarclc.  ;    "The Countess stood there, hesitating a  moment,"  writes    George    W.  Smalley,    while    describing    his first  visit to Prince Bismarck, some years  ago, in the Ladies' Home Journal.    "I  thought then, as I have thought since,  of tbe part sbe had played in her husband's    life.    Her    present    intervention    had    evidently    surprised      the  Count;     it     was      very      much      in  the    manner,    thus    far,     of      Mrs.  Gladstone, whose superintendence over  abounds no land animal life, either  mammals, birds, insects, spiders or reptiles. : No mammal exists within six  hundred miles of its borders. It is  also devoid of laud vegetation (except  the lowest, forms of cellular tissue,  : lichens, which have been found in two  places only), having neither ferns,  flowering plants, shrubs nor trees.  "Here, however, Nature displays her  forces on a scale elsewhere, unknown.  Over tho millions of square miles of  this austral continent ceaselessly continues a titantic struggle between the  opposing elements of fire and water.  In vain the volcanoes pour forth  streams, of molte lava and shoot upward pillars of fire. Welcoming the  lava as a protecting, non-conducting  covering of its' lower strata of flowing  glaciers, the continental Icecap resist  lessly advances, certain that in time,  when the processes of erosion have  lowered the elevation of the volcanic  craters, its countless, tiny snowflakes  will quench the apparently unextin-  guishable fires that now shake from  end to end the continent of Antarctica."  A Peacock Mantel.  "Cover the mantel board with peacock-blue velours," writes John Spar-  rowhawk in an elaborately illustrated  article on "Appropriate Mantel Draperies," in the Ladies' Home Journal.  "Take peacock feathers of equal length  and sufficient in number to go around  the edge of the board, placing the reed  or quill part of tbe feathers about one  inch apart. Tack them on to the board  with straw-matting staples and afterward cover with a jeweled gimp. The  feathers may be secured at the center  and ends by weaving through them  some strands of silk of peacock-blue  colors."  THE OLB-FASHIOSED  NURSE.   *  dispoged" might not have been so marked, and perhaps she did nc+ approve of  Mrs. Prig's somewhat abrupt manner  of soothing fractious.patients, as did  Mrs.'Gamp,-but she' was riot an attractive figure" at best and did little to rob  the sickroom of theTeast of its terrors.  Sbe was generally some whimsical, fat  and untidy widow who had see.n fifty  or more hard winters and who bad a  wealth of uricheeriug reminiscence to  tell about them. - Invariably she had  taken to nursing because she 'had had  so much sickness in her own family that  she got used to it," and because she had  no other way of earning a living.   That  good nursing might'require special aptitude  or  knowledge  no  one   formerly  thought of declaring.    Was she'not a  "motherly old soul," who was willing  to work cheaply and put up with all-  sorte of inconveniences?  ��������� But what an altogether different person is the new nurse���������the trained nurse!  She arrives in a cab and asks to have  .her luggage, which consists of a dress  suit case, sent to her room.   There she  goes herself, and when she' reappears  she has changed her tailor-made dress  for her neat nurse's uniform, of which  the prominent features are the spotless  white apron, with its crossed straps, the  white muslin cap with its, prim frills,  and the immaculate collar and cuffs.  Her trim figure, rosy cheeks and bright  eyes make a picture that cannot help  but brighten the dullest sick chamber.  Thus arrayed she is ready to assume  her position as the autocrat of the sickroom.    She goes about her work in a  prompt, decided, businesslike manner.  Nursing as she understands and practices it means work.   Instead of making  herself comfortable she tries to do as  much for the patient.    And how many  ways she finds of doing this!    She arranges the-bed so that the light can be  let in without hurting his eyes.    She  hangs up her thermometer and does not  rest until she has the temperature of  the room just right.    She calls for deodorizers and uses them scientifically.  She moves about quietly and does her  work without noise or confusion.  When the doctor comes, she has something more definite to tell him about  her charge than that he has been "fairly  comfortable."    She    hands    him    her  meals that her cultivated genius shines  forth at its ' best.: The,, old-fashioned,  nurse, could offer the invalid but -two  dishes. -One was gruel, and the other  was beef tea. The gruel was generally  an unpalatable, pasty beverage that  even a hungry well man'would grumble'  at, and the beef tea was"usually little  better. The new nurse, though, will  take a chafing dish and prepare dozens  of appetizing little dainties that are digestible and palatable. With milk and  eggs she can make such combinations  as" would delight the soul of a gourmet.'  She knows how to sterilize milk so, that  every last germ in it is killed as dead'  as a.door nail,.or she can pasteurize it  if the physician prefers a limited execution of microbes at 175 degrees F.  And then, when convalescence comes,  how she can sharpen up the dull appetite' with, milk  punches  and  eggnogs~  such as no'ne'but the most expert bar- '  tender could  concoct!'    Sbe can  even  give points to tho doctor himself about j  the use' of 'pepsin and  lime water in  milk, ventilation, the use of ;antiseptics',  and- a dozen other little points in improved hjrgiene which-he-has. not had.  the time'to acquire.     She-can be trusted/too,  to administer  "the - medicines -  with regularity and accuracy.   There is,,  no  likelihood, that -she .'will  give'theI  wrong liquid or an overdose, for she nn-''-"���������  derstands the nature of- the medicines ���������  herself and their effects.    Should   an'  emergency arise, she can bo relied upon  to know'what to*do,and with her in the  house the doctor can.reduce the number of his visits sometimes one-half:  At first glance it seems that the trained nurse is an expensive luxury.- Her  Extenuating Cii'cuntstances.  Robert���������What .defence are you going  to make in Wesley's case?  Richard���������Oh, the insanity plea, I understand;  Robert���������But won't they have a hard  time to prove that he is deficient in intellect?  Richard���������I don't know. They are going to bring his wife into court.���������Boston Transcript.  It always makes a man mad to have  his wife" start to read over a lot of old  fool letters he wrote her before they  were married.  Had   Him.  Professor    (describing '��������� an '  ancient  Greek theater)���������And it bad no roof.  Junior (feeling sure- that he has  caught the professor in a mistake)���������  What did they do, sir, when it rained?  .Professor (taking off his glasses and  pausing angrily)���������They got wet,' sir ���������  Tit-Bits.  Well-Considered Moves.  She���������You seem restless, George. From  the window seat you moved to the rocker; now you are moving to the sofa.  He���������Yes; I am trying to work out a  problem in chess.  She���������Chess?   What problem?  He���������Why, I'm trying to mate in two  moves.���������Washington Times.  SITE IS  COSJELY  AJfD  CLEANLY. !  ____���������________  i  salary is from $25 to $40 a week, the.  latter price being charged in cases of  malignant   and    contagious    diseases.j  But every physician will tell you .thatj  in most cases the trained nurse is an|  economical necessity.   As for the life of  the trained, nurse herself it is not anl  especially atractive one, but the profess  sion has its good points.   To become a  trained nurse she must enter a hospital  training school at any age between 23  and 35.    She must spend at least two1  years  in   study,    attending ���������  lectures,  working in wards and learning the details which go to make nursing an exact science.    Her hospital life may be  brightened by little flirtations with tha '  young doctors, and she may eventuallyj  become a doctor's wife and not a nurse  at all, but on the whole"she takes her  work too seriously to admit of a great  deal of nonsense.    And when, she has  finished she is not a Lucille or a Clara  Barton, but she is a self-composed, self-  reliant young woman, capable of making her own way in the world and ready  to  become a  ministering angel at so  much per week.  A TYPICAL NTJBSE.  It is estimated that tbe world's cucumbers are worth $8,000,000 annually  to the gardeners who raise them, and  twice as much to the doctors and druggists.  chart, on which sbe has neatly recorded the patient's temperature, taken  hourly or oftener, and a lot more of  tabulated information���������accurate, concise. From her written report and from  such other facts as she is able to give  him the physician knows as exactly  what has been the condition of the patient during his absence as if he had  been by the bedside the entire time.  But It Is In preparing the sick person's  Crushed.  Once a poet wrote a sonnet  All about a pretty bonnet,  And ji critic sat upon it, l:  On  the sonnet,;  Not the bonnet,   .      .  . . . Nothing loth.  And, as if it were high treason,  Said: "Neither rhyme nor reason  . Has it.   And it's out of season!"  Which?    The sonnet.  Or the bonnet?  Maybe both.  'Tis a feeble imitation  Of a worthier creation; \,  An asthctic innovation   .  Of a sonnet  On a bonnet.  This was hard.  Both were put together neatly, '  Harmonizing very sweetly,  But the critic crushed completely,  Not the bonnet,  Or the sonnet,  But the bard.  ���������Spare Moments.  t< '1  The following advertisement is from  an Australian paper: "Wanted, a young  woman (the plainer the better), to help  a small, genteel family in their domestic matters; one without ringlets preferred."  ;-. t  - ������ o  -i-  r.  TALLEST, BUILDINGS IN  NEW YORK AND CHICAGO COMPARED,,  H'  ������'  -*.5ssbe������J1  '���������rKlesct  TT..EI&C  v;r tut,  i-.rU__  FCC  C_G  'CCC  r^eqcs^sec,  ccc   (tuicntd etc.  BBiE'SSKRr&EB,  BGfWS_31_aa  _5������l_7rt  esc rp������<:       v -  _!__4 ,������>  Jvins'Sydicate Building^in rroces3-of  ' election���������88(5 fe������t high, 29 stones.  ���������Architecture and Building.'  ' ,  From Cnfia to KurgsMg,  RAISIN      CULTURE      IN      FRESNO  ITCrfv  Masonic Temple, Chicago���������300 feet ,io  ' l apex of roof, 20 stories.  *  FROM COBBLER TO JUDGE.  Wm. I>. McKugh, Recently Appointed  Federal Judse of Nebraska.  <���������       , - ��������� < >'  ,   From the shoemaker's bench to the  f bench of the United States,* and at the'  "age of 87 years, Is the record of William  B. "McHugh,*of Omaha, who recently  received Tiis appointment as= judge of;  - the Federal Court for the districtvof-  ^Nebraska/* F,ew-men can give so good  - an account ofr their lives.   Judge ���������Mc-  Hugh is a native of,Galena, in Jo/Da-  . ' viess-- County,; iilinois, J Where lie'~wa^  ;born, in' 1S59.' .He picked'' up a little  "'learning fn,the,-coin_uon schools of Ga-  '-lena,' which -belieft" before he passed'  the grammar grade. < For six months he  ^.worked in a store as"a clerk.   Then he  ^ apprenticed'.himself, to  a- 'shoemaker.  At tlie end of three* years he was, re-  > leased, and, he worked for a long time  at  his  trade.   -His  ambition   was" to  make enough money-to educate himself,  !and he succeeded.   He soon'had saved  - enough to enter the normal school at  Normal, and after that he devoted himself, to teaching,iii the neighborhood  of Galena: Earning a living at pedagogy during tlie day,' he r&ad, law at  D_iight,~ arid in 1SS2( he ,was admitted to  vk the bar- by,the' Supreme~;Court of Illi-  , nois.'" He b practiced law in~his? native  town, and in 1SSS" he went to "Omaha;  and one-year-later he formed" a'partnership with ,G'en.��������� Cor win. ' There.; he-  rose rapidly in his profession and became the friend of, Secretary J. Sterling Morton.   Judge McHugh has been  and shrinkt away^so" rapidly thaj: they  got scared: They were not sick; but  before long"'they; had"'shrunk to half  their natural sizes "and 'their - clothes  Lrhung around,them like'bags on,poles.  BECAME "WALKING  SKELETONS/   .  WILLIAM D.  M'HUGH.  of great service to the shippers and  commercial interests generally of Omaha. He is a brilliant man, an able lawyer and well qualified for his position.  ANTI-FAT CABIN.  Experience of the t-iruth  Family ia a  Hut Apparently Haunted.  A strange and most unaccountable  mystery is reported from near Elwood,  Ind. About six months ago a family  named Smith moved into a little log  hut on a farm. They were all large  people, and the family consisted of  Mr. and Mrs. Smith had two sons, all  of whom looked as if they were prize  winners in a "fat folks' show." The  house had been unoccupied for some  years, and in a short time after they  .moved into it they began to grow small  They killed alhog, and, having nowhere  to hang the meat but in the house, they  strungit onrpoles and hung it-up near;  the ceiling in^the sitting-room.-  Tn a  few 'days it;..too, shrank away  tp^a  shadow o'fMls-noruurf size.. This vyas  ,the last straw and the vftightened family moved into another"house, and,the  hutv was "turned open>to the stock-of  the    farm, and they" stayed in it   of  nights iind stormy weather.    As soon  as.the family moved they began to get  fat againv but the. stock that took shelter in the cabin fell away so rapidly  that they became .walking skeletons.  Smith was fattening hogs, and these  slept in the cabin, and try as he would  he could not feed them enough to make  them fat.    In desperation he shut the  stock out and then burned the cabin.  Smith is now sorry that  he  did not  keep the cabin and open a sanitarium  for the treatment of fat people. t  Bested, the  New-Yorker.  a New-Yorker in Minneapolis took a  trip by trolley to St. Paul, and on the  return received a transfer to the ear-  line "that passed his,stopping-place, the  West House. ' He stopped to make a  small purchase before taking the ear,  and when he did do so the conductor refused to receive his transfer, claiming  that the time limit on it had expired.  The New-Yorker loudly announced his  determination to ride to the" West  House without further payment,,and a  lively discussion ensued. In the midst  of it the car stopped to take on a passenger, the conductor glanced about,  and then he called out "West House!"  The New-Yorker, smiling complacently,  got off the car. The conductor started  the car, and then turned and grinned  enigmatically at the New-Yorker. The  latter was puzzled, but the mystery was  explained when, not recognizing the locality .<Mie asked a passer-by where the  West House was. "Ten blocks further  down the street," was the reply.  Lite of a Theater.  The average life of a theater is twenty-three years. From 1S61 to 1S67 inclusive, 187 theaters were burnt down,  and twelve every'year since has been  about the average.  BARBER SHOP ON WHEELS���������GET A SHAVE AT YOUR OWN DOOR.  A Long Island barber has a bicycle outfit with which he pedals around the scattered villages, shaving residents who could not spare the time to go to town  Extras.  "Do you know," began the summer  boarder, "that the pounding of the  steak by your cook awakened me' thlis  morning at sunrise?"  j "So?" said the placid landlord. "It  was a realposter sunrise, but beln'as  you didn't order It It won't cost you  more'n $1 fer. extra."���������Indianapolis  Journal.     __ .  . .Length of Europe's Armieu.  If the armies of Europe should march  at an eight-mile gait, five abreast, 15  inches apart, it would require nine and  one-half days for them to pass a given  point.     ���������. ��������� '- '  Fifteen mice in one day is the record  of a cat in a bookstore at Hallowell, Me.  Your tea-trade for the  next ten years is worth  having.    We want it.  Try all five flavors of  Schilling's Best tea/and get  your money back (of your  grocer) on ' those that you  don't like.  A Schilling & Company  San Francisco 408  What UroucUt 'Success "Out   of   Failure  to Bon. Z.' TV Maxwell.  From the''Republican, Fresno, Cal.  The Hon. Z.���������T. Maxwell, in 1887,  having just finished a term in the Missouri legislature, was compelled by ill  health to seek change of climate, and  after traveling for some months on the  Pacific .^slope,. settled in Kingsburg,  Fresno county, California, and engaged  in raisin culture.  The change' from -Cuba/ Mo., Mr.  Maxwell's old homV/to the balmy air  of Kingsburg, 'for a ltime seemed to  benefit the invalid, and, for a while, in  addition to his labors'on tho raisin  farm, he began- to take a prominent  'part in,the county politics; and held  several offices of trust in his new state.  But ill health was the drawback which  prevented him,.,from ' arriving at the  highest political honors,1 and his active'  mind chafed under the restraint of an  impaired constitution, so that instead  of improving he became worse. These  facts concerning Mr. Maxwell's health  were so well known among, the people  of Fresno county, that1 when he lately  reappeared on the busy scenes in apparent health, 'he was warmly congratulated by, his numerous 'acquaintances,  and, among others the writer of this article. ���������> .       "---'-',,  In response to a request 'to give_ the  reporter particulars as to the course of  his illness, symptoms, cure, and indeed  all there was in,it,*he'said:  "Youhave asked jne' for more than I  could' describe.'^'fSometimes',1 have  looked over' an''alphabetical' index of  .diseases, and fancied I-tiad -them all,  Jbut general debllity.lweafchess, .'insomnia,- indigestion,'" 'constipation, partial  atrophy of muscles,-headaches, pain in  the back' and, limbs,T' and general  wretchedness was my" lot.'  "My horizon was contracting, and  1  supposed that the circle  of  my  vision  would never again have' rany thing  but  my bed for a center, for on' top  of my  previous ill health,.in : 1895,   I caught  la grippe, which   brought   me   so  low  that I was very "nigh the grim portal.  -"New Year's'day;I .was  despondent  arid unhappy, not-knowing ' there was'  such good fortune'ln'store for me, for-T  had hardly ambition'"to"read the" newspaper that was brought me, and  threw  it on the bed in' disgust.^ As  I * did'so  my _eye/caught  the  announcement  of  Dr. Williams' Pink-Pills for'Pale People," and half in anger^"and half rin con-,  tempt I read what  it  said  and  again  threw-the paper down.' " But  I- could  not get J this   announcement   of Pink  Pills o"ut of my head, 'and at last  I determined to try thein, and I did  so.     I  began,to use the pills, following  directions carefully, and by the time  I had  taken the first box my appetite had returned, and I was so  invigorated 'that  it almost seemed as if I were renewing  my youth.    I kept on taking the  Pink  Pills until I was thoroughly recovered,  and now can  do  more  work  than- for  twenty years before.  "I will say that not only ' have they  saved me much expense "in doctors'  bills, but my life, and I am only too  glad to publish this testimonial to the  virtues of Pink Pills.  (Signed) Z. T. MAXWELL."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale  People contain, in a condensed form,  all the elements necessary to give new  life arid richness to the blood and restore shattered nerves. They are an  unfailing specific for such 'diseases as  locomotor ataxia, partial paralysis, St.  Vitus' "dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous headache, the after  effect of la grippe, palpitation of the  heart, pale and sallow complexion, all  forms of weakness either-in male or  female. Pink Pills are sold by all  dealers, or will be sent postpaid on receipt of price, 50 cents a box, or six  boxes for $2.50 (they are never sold in  bulk or by the 100), by addressing Dr.  Williams' Medicine Company, Schenectady, N. "_.  Good Roads in tha East.  ,   If the League of American Wheelmen as a  whole  will  work for good  roads this coming year as will the New  York division of that rapidly growing  organization,   then   cyclists   generally  will rise up and praise the L. A. W., and  give it their dollars and their material  aid.    Highway  improvement    is    acknowledged to be the  greatest  work  the League has before it.   And good, or'  even fair, roads are in such small proportion to the bad ones"in this country that a small beginning'in, this direction  will give the League a prestige that it just now lacks.   Chief Consul  Potter of the .New  York division  has framed'a road improvement bill  with^the approval and co-operation of  the  State   Grange  officials,  and  with  the combined influence of the wheelmen,and the farmers it is confidently  believed favorable legislation will be  secured.   The work will be.pushed vigorously  and  no  doubt  will-be  aided  much  b3������ the good roads  congress to  be held at Albany, In February in con- (  junction with the National Assembly  of the L. A. W.   This will be an event  of widespread importance, since gentlemen prominently*Identified 'with highway improvement In all sections of the  United States will be in attendance. >  HELPS IN ECONOMY.  Pns������i''b,e Cure for Cancer.   .  A  Russian  physician,   Doctor1  Den- i  lsenko,  has1 been -experimenting  with'i  the' sap_ of the ''wartwort," a^ plant 'of  the spurge famIlyMa_ a possible cure for  earicer.    In a St.  Petersburg medical  journal he gives particulars of seven  cases ln which he has applied the .treat- '  ment with;apparent success.    The'sap  of_ the wartwort is of a��������� poisonous na-,  t'ure, and can be" used only under care-,  ful medical ^supervision.     -' ��������� ���������"   .  TUB    8E VKOBER.  The searcher after truth is generally re-r  ment a companion-piece to it.  warded, although it is said that "Truth lies-  at the bottom of a well."   We need something when \ve are afflicted with neuralgia-  to search out the seat of the pain, or the  pain spot, and as St. Jacobs Oil's"Jmission  t'or'good is to penetrate and search out thel  hidden misery, it goes: through like an  ,CX" ray, and conquers and* subdues the  pain. All pain ^trouble of a nervous nature needs careful treatment and patience.  Theattiicted nerves must be soothed into  submission, and stimulated,into healthful  action, so as to restore. This is the virtue  of jthe, great remedy for pain,-aud it^is,-  therefore, well knownas the best. ], It may  he called the searchlight a_ter,the truth of  our bodily ailments. - t    -      ,-,-.���������-  A scientist claims'that tiiere^are'only  seventy-two  different kinds of -venom-  ous'snakes"in this country. '.''*"  THE     STRONGEST     FORTIFICATION  ,   But the < bicycle  "fad"  doesn't pas*  away.  It seems to be here "for keeps,"'  <and so the demand ,for good roads on th^-  part of .wheelmen is a fixed and lasting  one; but beyond this is a stronger,  broader demand for improved high-  ways." Abroad that is good for the.blcjr-  cle is_good for all people, and were tht  bicycle to pass away, the lesson it has ,  taught would remain in the minds of  thinking people." Good roads are a log!,  cal, .happy necessity for all���������not a lux<  ,ury for the few. * ~   .  Against disease, one which enable us to undergo unscathed risks lrom hurtful climatic  influence-, exposure, overwork and fatigue, is  the vigor that is" imparted to a debilitated  plivsique by the peerless medicinal safeguard,  lfostetter's Stomach Bitteis. You may possess  this vigor in a higher degieethan the trained  athlete, although your muscular development  may be lar inferior to bis. Vigor implies bound,  good digestion and sound repose, two blessings  conferred by the Hitters, -which remedies ma-  lanul, rheumatic, nervous and kidney trouble.  Smokeless powder, made of ammonia  and two forms of potasium, has been  invented by a Californian.  1 believe Piso's Cure is the only'medicine that will cure consumption.���������Anna  M. Eoss, Williamsport, Pa., Nov. 12, 1895.  -   'Procyoii'a Companion.   ~< _r  Many years ago the great German  > mathematician, JBessel, announced th*t  both   Siriits  -and    Procyon���������popularly  known as Jthe, dog-stars���������possessed Invisible , companions   revolving   around  them.   He was led to this conclusion by  studying the motions of those stars.   In  1SG2 the'eompanion of Slrius was discovered 'with the telescope, and during  the   present   year  It   has   reappeared,"  after  being  invisible  for,  six    years  through too close proximity to its brilliant comrade.    Quickly following the  reappearance of Sirlus' companion has  also come the discovery of the companion of Procyon,   which had never been  seen until Professor Schaeberle caught  sight of it with the great telescope of  the Lick Observatory a few weeks ago.  It is a very minute star, of only the  thirteenth magnitude.  REASONS  FOR  USING |  ! Walter Baker & Co.'s f  Breakfast Cocoa.  Because it is absolutely pure.  Because it is not 'made by the so-called  Dutch  Process in  which chemicals are used.  Because beans of the finest quality are used.  Because it is made by. a method which preserves unimpaired  ' the exquisite natural flavor and odor of the beans.  Because it is,the most economical, costing less than one cent  - ' a cup.  Be sure that you  get the genuine article made   by WALTER  BAKER & CO. Ltd., Dorchester, Mass.    Established 1780.  FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE SICK or  "Just Don't  Fesl Well,''  _lpiuoNvN_?nLi������ER PILLS'  are the One Thine to use.  Only One-for a Dose.  Sold by DrugrelMtB ������* 25c. o box .  Bamploo mailed f������ee.     Addrens  Dr. Bosanko Med. Co. Phila. lJa.  Make money by sue.  cei-.sful speculation in  Cli iciitfo. We buy and  sell wheat there on  margins. Fortunes have been made on a small  beginning by. trading in futures. Write foi  full particulars. Best .of reference given. Several years' experience ou tlie Chicago Hoard of  Trade, and a thorough knowledge of the business. Downing, Hopkins it Co., Chicago Board  of Trade Brokers. Ollices in Portland, Oregon,  Spokane and Seattle, Wash.  INDISI'KNS.VBLl  TO ANY  PirE     SMOKER.  "AWAY WITH  MAKESHIFTS."  Dealers' Best  Seller.  SAMPLE,   IOC. .  ONE DOZEN, 800  CO.     By Mail:   ,  Or.. V   S. A.  ECLIPSE  Agents IV nn ted.  MFC.  Portland,  SURE CURE for FBLES  Itching and Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles yield alouce to  DR. BQ-SAN-KO'S PILE REMEDY, stop, itch-  lag, absorbs tumors. A positive cure.  Circulars nent free.   Prico  ������o.   Dru.ii.ts or mail.      DR. BOSAMKO, P-llo.. Pa.  Free.  Fetaluxaa Incubator Co  EVERY HEN  Hatched ln Petaluraai  Incubators has start-1  ed risbt, and Is better |  prep-red to gl ve profit- J  able returns becaube these i  mnehincs exclusively om-1  body the fenyiros which pro. I  duco the greatest numberI  of vigorous CiiicUe->s, 9  Incnbators from $10 up. I  Potaluina, Cal. |  RUPTURE"and PILES cured; no pay until  cured; send for book.   Dks. Mansfield &  Porterfield, 83S Market St., San Francisco.  RODS  BSTB\   1 Cured In 10 to SO J>������y������.   Aoi'ayi  Cured. DR. J.L.STEPHENS. LEBANON,*)!!.������,  For tracing- and locating Gold or Silver  bre. lost orliidden treasures. M. I). FO W������  XiXSK, Box 337 Southingtou, Conn.  !������������������_?������  ,      TfUtifc'3 WHEBE ALL ELSE FAILS. ���������   ,,..,  Beot Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use ������"  int'.n^o.   Sc!4t!y_dTU|'Bist������._  ^  HOW TO MAKE A. FEW  DIMES SAVJB  A GREAT MANX DOLLABS.   '  Stylish.   Gowns   of  Handsome   Color  at  Small    tost���������New   Clothes    for    the'  Whole .Family���������>.o Need  of Hooking  Shabby Kveu in These Hard Times.  "I'hope to help many who are trying  to economize," says a writer in tlie Ladies' Journal. "With a few packages  of diamond dyes ���������svonders( can be done  in making old dresses look like new.  In my own family we actually did not  buy a single new dress or cloak last  fall, yet we dressed comfortably and'in  style, by dyeing over clothes that had  been cast aside."  Diamond d3Tes come in convenient  packages which color from one to ten  pounds of goods for ten cents. l?ull directions make it' impossible for ono to  lwe "poor luck" with the diamond,  'and they are so simple to use that perfect) non-fading colors are obtained  without any experience in dyeing. *  " A booli of free directions for home  dyeing will be" sent to' any one by th������  proprietors, Wells, Richardson & Co.',.  Burlington, Vt.,      '  -Eveiybody Wa������t������  Good   Kondi.  The good'roads movement away back _  in .the, beginning of ^ tlie agitation was  something akin to a real joke.   Just because a few bicyclers wished smoother/  highways   whereon   to   indulge   then  new-found hobby of wueeiiugrit seemed absurd that they should ask to hav*  the high way st of the land improved. , ,'  :Po'r a time the movement didn't mbvt*  worth a cent?   People looked upon bicycling as a,^passing fad-or- craze,;,and 1  they considered the good' roads mov*-  - '    ... .t  i ���������  y       I ,  1  >'  ������   J  H  01  Ail  "V" 1  <. .'���������-  *.   *1       _.  :   i,  1  -1  xN.P.N.U. No. 688.���������S.P.N.U.  765 ^���������8  chain  S: Co.,   Real,Estate   Brokers, Nanaimp, B.C.  -      LOCALS*  jVJr. Vattr and family went do'-vn to Nan-  aimo last v. tek.  The "priiif? aasr/'z.s will be held ia Xanai-  mo on May 4th, "  The Union Department Store will be closed  oi Good Friday.  '���������Slater I3ros' noted shoes for gents at  Loisci's.  M-!!������������������>'pi.j't a'.'ocr.e. we.st of 2nd stieet; is  bei_y oiv.'-vd of stumps.  Mrs. Robert Gr-ut and Miss Rnsliworth  ���������were passengers on the ou'yoing steamer  Friday morning.  ���������Wedding presents. See the stock  new) of silverware at Leiscr's. -'  , Tho polios ijhould '.vetch out for fire bugs,  Vacant houses aro especially.in danger of  lire.    Watch thou.  i  There is talk of employing a r.jjrht v/a chimin.    Ic ia worth couv-duiing  ' Turu cut next Saturd-v/ eveuing to the  public meeting to consider tho ineoipora-  tion of the town.  ������������������For Vegetable and Flower Seeds, yo  to'the UNION STORE.  Mr. Charles Evens' application for a patent for a coJiipeubating piston for steam engines, has been rllowed' by the dcpiitmeat.  One peculiarity'of the piston is, that it will,  automatically bhape itseif to a won: vylc-u-  der.  FOR SALE.���������My house aud two lots in  the village of Courtenay'.  K.  GfiANT,  Un;on.  Mr. L. P. Eckstein left Friday ou a Lusi-  uesg trip; will be back this wed;, Wednesday.  It is beginning to be good fishing in  rthe Courtejiay Rner.  H. M. S, Cdmus arrived in Comox Day  last Fiiclay.  FOR SALE.���������A DtLavai Cream ScpaiP-  tor No. 2 (baby) as good as new, to be sold  because my b'u*i_es>3 requires a larger  machine.  ��������� A.  UltQCH.VRT.  Admission    to   Hall     next     Monday  evening -(Greek  Tea)  25   cents,   supper  j  from 6 to 3, 25 cents.  N. Belleau Gauweau, C. E ia a guesb of  Mr, L.' 1\ Eckstein's Mr.-Gauvreau i.-a-< explored a eic.it portion of Vancouver 1-1 ncl  ',aud has just reiuriitd {roi;i a two yu:������r_' ������.>--  plbratiou in Mexico. lie is eouiulenfc ihcrs  is great minercd v. eahh 011 the it,la_tJ, a_d  not far from" Union.  Received at WilJard.*, a fi':e line of bug  gy whip?, rar.ging fiom 15 to 25 ot-_ts.  If our readers have any local news of interest, we will be p!c;.st.d to instrt same =11  the local column, if brought to ihe otlioe.  CONCERT.  The last of the Presbyterian Society  w;ii be a Concert; given in the Church  on Mondny evening-, April 26:h. The  music.il pait is under the direction of  Mr. Louis Howells, who with the aid of  the best available local talent will spare  no oains to provide one of the best enter- j  lainments of the season. Quarletes,  duets, solo?j dialogues, recitations, will  make up the program. Keep this notice  in mind uRtil tlie 26th inst.  "Hurrah, for the'Launch."  Union    Shipping.  The Monmouthshire left on April 51IT,  for Yokohama with 778 tons of coal.  The Tepic, took over 425 tons of coal  to Vancouver on the 6th.  ��������� On the   nth, the    Danube  called for  64 tons o! coal.  April J31I1, ihe San Mateo left for  Port Los Angeles wuh 4,200 tons of  coal.  LADIES IN GREEK COSTUME.  IvW Club House.  Tha fine "little craft built by Anderson  and Bennett, at tha shipbuilding yard at  Giant and Mounce's Mill, will be launched  on Thurtday, Aprrt 15tb, into the mill  stream; from there will be taken to Garven's  Canal, d.;w,i which she will navigate to the  Ray, where the will make her' lirss. dip in  tie ''briny." It 13 expected, her maiden  voj a������a will bo eo Raruby Island, when she  will be commanded by tho owner,, Capt. E.  Il   Bennett.  supperT'FIIIl^IjxTgames, AT  CUMBERLAND    MALL, . MONDAY-  EVENING, April 19th.  Fife Company Meeting-.  forming the"Company are enthusiastic over /  the same and ere long Union -will have no  cariee to complain of inefficiency on the part  of the Fire Brigade. The hall is to be fit-  ted up for meetings both of a business and  a social nature. In a 'short time jt ia expected that a Uniform will be adopted. All  tlie young men want is encouragement and  this seems assured.  ������-_rt-OB~TO<sr������>ar_������t_j������_J^gc__1t---_-a^ ^ |p_  GB.'__ES: TEA Next MONDAY XSight  April 19th..  J  Revival meetings are being held at the  Methodist Church this week, and perhaps  will be continued during.  Mr. J. A. McClellan, traveling representative of that sterling newspaper. The  Post Intelligencer, is in town.  Bargains in white and colore 1 Shirts  at Leiser's  The _N������\vs acknowledges with thaiika  the  receipt of a quantity of line tender rhubarb,  the tirdt of  the  season,   we think,   broiulit  into   town    from the  Seltbtnaut  by  Airs.  Wood 3  Men's new styles in Hard and Soft  Hals at Leiser's."  Among the leading attractions on  Monday night will be, "The Grapho-  phone," through which a number of  choice musical selections and dialogues,  may be heard. Don't miss the Grapho-  pl.ui.e.  Ladies, have you seen tho&e fiae _hct)3 iu  NvParks'window?'  Who'll be the next to sweep the stairs in  Casey's Flat ? ,  11 1   m <iriii--ni ���������--*.J-*>^������������**-..i������.n^,i-i *���������,... ���������,-���������*.  COME to    Cumberland  .Hall   MONDAY Evening April 19th.  Minerals and Rocks for  Union School.  On  application  of  Principal  Bennett  of  Union,   there   has   been  presented   to    the  school here as iia  permanent   property,   by  the Government lyiuyeuin at Ottawa,   a   fine  collection of Canadian  miutrais   and .rocks,  duly   catalogued, and  marked.    The specimens have been gathered from the Provinces  of    Qai-.bcc,   Ontario,   Nova    Scotia,    New  Brunswick, the North West Territories aud  British Columbia.    It is understood   a   cabinet will be provided for them.    The   pupils  will gradually become acquaint'd   with   the  names, appearance and qualities of the various   specimens.      Doubtless   any   additions  which   any one should make  to   the   collection, would be duly "appreciated.  J-Totice  The members of the Fire Company  are requested to meet at their hall on  Wednesday evening- fit 7:30.  By Order L. P. ECKSTIF.N,  Secve'tarv.  The improvement j of the building, First  fitreet and Dunsmuir avenue for Union Club,  are qci'.e extorsive. ��������� A neat covered front  and. back stairway has been constructed.  In ide the building a compute <ha g". !ai  been effected/ Paint and paper have uroughs  w.jr.ucrs. .Rooms have been rear.anged to  conform to the-suppoied ieqn.irement.3 of the  C ub. There is ono vety laige room for  general puruotes, an <'liice room, ki.cheu.  washroom, room fi-r caretaker, coal room,  etc. It is doubt ml if any club in a town of  this size in thu Province can boast of better  quarter:;.  A meeting cf  the  Union  Fire  Company  /was h'jld last Tuesday night iu  the  hall   of  the Company at which  tho  following  mem  bers  attended: A.   Giaur,     captain,   L.   P-  Eckstein,  ' secretary, ,   G.   H.   Tarbell,   \V  Willard, J. L Roe,   J.   Bruce,   R.   Strang,  W: Riley, Cr. Gibson, R. James, G.   Mogar-  gic, Jno. Frew, W. ' AK Queen, ,F.   Rarrow  A. MofTitt; J.   Gibson,   G.  BeekeugaeU,   S.  Penny, G-.. Liopiatt, J. \Yalser and \Y.   Alc-  j  Lean,'    It was decided   to   construct fiftccu"  ladders to be placed throughout the town in  the discretion of the  captain.     Mr.   L ' W.  Nurins was appohifcc'd to collect outstanding  o^Kubicriptionfi aud solicit further snbsciiy-  tior.s. ���������' The hose and apoUaucea wera placed  , in charge of the following persons; ,W.  Junes, R, James, W.", MeL-an, R.' Scrang,  G. Gibson, aud J._ Frcv.' with power to add  to their number, au'd to chouse a forenin.  Mr. \Y. Riley was appointed to atteud to  the ringing ot bell and to lake charge 'of  taps, while Mr. J, Brueo is'to have .custody  ir*_OTro*������_BK_c__axK5o_a__;  plmait SiHaiiaSmo.Ey.  Time   Table . No.    28,  To take;tffoct at 8 a.m.   on Monday" Mar.  , 29sh 1S97.    Traina run on Pnoitiu  "Standard time. '  ' GOING NORTH���������Read down.  ~                        ] Sat. &   ; I Daily. | Sund'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and |a. m.  I v. m. -  Wollingtou   ���������; ���������.. 1   8.C0   |    J.00  . r. Nttnaiino  |   Jl-.������ | ' 7.25  Ar.  V\ollinKtou   |   12. t.l |   7.-15 ���������  GOING  SOUTH���������Read up.  Ar. Victoria '   Lv. Ntuiaiino for "Victoria. ..  Lv, Wol.inglon for Victoria  I    A' m   I   r> M  I Daily. \ Sat.. &  Sund'y.  I    12.SO i    S.00  h 8 40    I    4.33  I   S.}5    j    1.15  For  rat03 and information apply   at Company's oilleos, , r  A.������D UNSM LTJ It, JOSEPH HUNTER.  President. .  GenTSupt  ���������   H.K.PRIOlt.     '   ,   ���������;  flen. Freight aud Passoncrer Agt, ,  0  *m*varjwrx0vs&*  of the nozzle'at a lire.  '-   o .- ���������    '  The voting men no a*  , '   Do you know that we can print  you  just  !   as neat a business card  as   you 'can   get -in '  ���������   a_.y���������other printing   office ,-in   the   Province,  i and just  as cheap  too?   Bear iu  mind, wo,  print n:oal tickets   also?    In    fact   wo 'can  do   anything   ia  the   Hue   of  job'printing.  Give u.s a trial. , ���������    '  3ft J. BENRY,  NURSERYMAN  '   AND  FLORIST;  POST OFFICE ADDRESS    ,  604   V\ ESTMINS'J'ER ROAD,  VANCOUVER, B. C. ���������'���������  Send for new 60 page Catalogue before  placing your orders foi Spring , rianting������  if ydii are interested in saving money Tof  yourself, and  getting  good stock of first  hands.   '      ' '; '   -  ���������  Most, complete stock of Fruit and  Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Etc.,  iivihe Province.  Thousands of-small Fruit Plants'and  Vines of leading varieties, suitable for  this Climate. _        ���������*        _  Fertilizers,   Agricultural   Implements,  Spray Tumps, Etc., uest to be had.  i '      '  ,    No Agents.    List tells you all about it.  Eastein Prices or'Less.' . ���������    '   -. ���������  ,r Greenhouse, Nursery and'Apiary  604 Westminster Road'.,  We do\ all, kinds   of  Job Printing, anything  k  froni a Dodder to the    A  neatest Business Card"  or Circular.  i  ���������  /  M  \\  ST=v'SK-  m w  V  -!1  "p^^ST" "V_^*<    *V"  w W ������ '  m ���������  Ii&���������$_'  _^^w  T__Lft     J  id__?%  'S--'- SSL  m.  _fSi Hfe 18������ JS-S6 $  ������lgig  gmwMsm  __������! $������&  %^9������_3^_)^  ^���������^nf7y^-.^*Tnr'^^T^--TW^?;^^JJ^;^���������-1^^-- ^i-������gTTr_y^������--f---g---rcs_Tt3^^  w a fi  a������sorfBiieiit  oons,  all  ,.r.-K.<!  ^\!^X:  il  V 1*  4S  M  i;i

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