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 j-y^f^aJ^  NO.    231.    UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT;    B.    C,    TUESDAY APRIL,  20th,    1897. $2.00 PER    ANNUM.  ggegggg^^e^gi  7  For the choicest   meats we are head   quarters.  If you have not tried  our noted sausages,  boloQ-na and   head cheese,  vou should do  -  so at  once.     Fresh vegetables, e^s and  butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES.  IP I \    SI_JMIOISr   IL_H]IS_H1_E^  S������^;������_������_%_---_i_"^^  -2g@_2g@efe;^^ -3������"~S3g@@fe@g3g  purchased .by M  - ^Ijaijge of ^iisiifess.  HARRY HAMBURGER'S  Stock in . trade,     book-accounts  and goochvili of business has been  Gustav Hauc];  r  "JL  Ladncr's  formerly  All persons indcbte  I  :4j -nni r\Q-  _���������__.i.xK-i I ;  ��������� ���������- f >  V^.'_.-  :o  <.*  wi  .0  please settle their accounts  j_>i  _i������?������5_ig  ]>������  .--._-���������  m  M  I  m  9SHi  nie. vvill  .- with  my successor, for whom I solicit  a continuance of their patronage.  Union, April ist., 1897.  Hairy Hamburger.  'YOUR.  In -a Complete Stock oP���������*fl22SE^  Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and  Shoes,  Fancy Articles   /;__a y  Having purchased the stock of Mr: Hamburger wf  MAIL anc- IV!r- Barrett, and secured the commodious stand MM  ���������raW formerly occupied by Mr. Holmes, I am now offering jjrojjp  iUife to the* public of Union and Comox District: a well as- &y!  Wd% sorted and large stock of  .  _-_-___C^_SSS__5*__V  Boors and Shoes.  Clothing,  ��������� taple and  Fancy   .  Dry Goods, Groceries,  Crockery,  etc.   etc.,  at  BED-ROCK PRICES.  New goods, arrivjng by  each  steamer.    Call   and J������j$  convince yourself that my goods and prices are  right.  Pporrtpt Attention;. V?zz 'Delivery..  ���������Gfrstav H-a-ftck*  Union, April 12th 1S97.  The New Bead.  At last work has been commenced ou  what is known aa the Roy road���������tho road  from "Union to the beach. Tho Government agent will doubtle.s i<���������'���������������������������<��������� 'his finished during ttte present fiscal year���������\w.,:* tn_  vJOth of June. We understand the Trent  River bridge will be buiit this season, and  the road will be opened in fairly <_ood shape  to Union wharf. From there the mad now  extend, to Bayne Sound river, which will  probably be bridged during the coming _um-  iner- It' the S8000 appropriated for the  Trunk road is expended at this end. as it  should be, tbe road will be extended south  to Fann> Bay and beyond, leaving at most  but a short distance to complete the line.  Soino eij-h.een or twenty years ayo, a  road was built through from Nanaimo to  Comox. During the following spring the  rains carried away the bridges washed out  the culvert- and rendered it impassible. No  work was afterwards done upon it, and :t  became overgrown with brush aud trees.  A little Less than four yeais ago l4'*.  New3 began the agitation for the r<.->-ou-  8truotion of the Nanaimo-Couiox trunk road.  Sjsgle baaded and aloae it set the ball ia  motion The Free Press gave it its support  and afteriv-irda the Welhugou Euturpriae.  Not long after this Mr. John Bryden at a  public meeting pledged his assistance, a  pledge he has faithfully kept.  During the last contest for member in  this electoral district the matter was dis^  cussed, ]__���������������������������. Scharschmidt favoring the road  aud Mr. Hunter declaring for it providing  the railway was uot extended into the district. The railway waa not built aud Mr.  Hunter united with Bryden in having put  in the estimates the next legislative session  *8,000 for the construction of a trunk road  from Nauaiuio and Wellington north, connecting with '.he road system of Comox district. And now $24, 000 in all has been ap.  propriated for this purpose. Next year we  hope to be abie to congratulate the poople  of Union, and Comox district upon the completion of this important enterprise.  The Odd Fellows will  meet at  their  hall  i  next  Sunday   evaning,   and   inarch   to   the  Pret-bytt-riau Church. Il.v. Mr. Logan  will >elive' a d-si-our.e suitable o the Occasion. The Odd Fellows will be accompanied by the Sisters of Rebekah.  - latest by Wire  Driven Ashore.  London, April iS.���������During i gale in  the Channel to-day, the British steamer  Movuenne,' 3016 tons, outward bound for  India, was driven ashore off Strathness  Point, passengers and crew were rescued  by the Rocket Parachute.  Greek-Turkish News.���������r e p o r t s  that   the  siluauon as a   reign   of terror.  ii** *-* 1  The Turks are'laying the country in'waste  near Episus with fire and sword. War  fully declared.  No Music Hall Licenses.���������-The Li.  censes Committee of Vancouver by vote  of 3 to 2 settled the license question for  the rest'of the ye?r, by refusing all petitions for licenses, and acceding to the request of the petitioners to refuse nany licenses for music halls. t'  Railway Bill.  VICTORIA. April 17.���������.The Premier on  the second reading of the Railway Aid  Bill, said it would be so amended as to  make section C. to read for a railway  from English Bluff via Cnilliwack to Pen-  ticton, approximating' 320 miles: no company to get the grant unless it's arranged  to run a daily train to some point on  Vancouver Island.'.  Nam AtMO S r e a m e R.-- T hestea m  schooner Florence ha_ secured her regis-  t������ 'ition, and will start oh the Texada-Na-  naimo route at once.  Sullivan Wants- to Fight. .  NEW ��������� YOKK, Apn 1 ���������"��������� 1S. ���������-Nelse Innes,  representing John *1_.V Sullivan's backer,  has notified Fiizsimmons that the former  champion was ready to make a match  for $50,000 aside, I>pb.<iid he did nor  care 10 arrange for a match at-Mice, but  would consider Sullivan's proposition   ,  Tried to Sucide.��������� Saurault -of the  Aibenii fLitrl, cut-ins throat with a razor  ���������only a severe scratch���������is1 under bonds.  Dro\VN_*,l>���������Harry 1_ t������_ht.in of Nanaimo wis  drowned He \n������.-it with h.-s son, S years  old in a canoe to Cabriola fslaud. When <i-  bou: 100 yards from th. beach the canoe  was sudd.nly -apseo. The father succeeded  iu keeping the boy afi ������;-.���������; aural he riynt-d  the c.iaoe; he then placed him iu the boat,  atid com.ueuced swimming for the shore  when he disappeared. The b>dy was found  some hours later. He was aa active member oc the Five Daptrtmeu. aud an old and  respected ci.i-j-ju of tho town.  Asotiikr P-APK!--.���������A new weekly paper has  made ins appearance in Nanaimo.  Ouu Hn.olus'ai.��������� "he Colonist aays : Cj-ood  luekhrts followed Huschison ever since he '  has been on the poiice force. Saturday in  coming down from Uuiou he chauced to see  Win Mayer whom he knew was wanted as  a defaulter of Singer Sewing Co. at Nanaimo. in sum of ������700.    He gathered  him in.  NOTICE.  c  WE, the. undersigned, hereby agree that  until further notice, we will close our  places of business at 7 o'clock in the evening, beginning on the 3d, d_y of May next;  except on Saturday and the week immediately following pay-day.  Union, B. C. April lii;h, 1897,  McPhsj* & Mooke, Simon44 Lieser,  C. tt. Tarbell, G-xafAV Hauck,  C. B. Stevej-son & Co ,     T D. McLean.  School   Visifced.  DURING the school session Thursday  afternoon the certificates issued by the  Department of Education wete formally  presented in the Principal's Divission to  the pupils who had successfully passed  the recent examination for admission to a  high school. The certificates were  handed to the pupils���������Amy Williams,  Ellen Tarbell and George A. Tarbell���������  by Rev. J. A. Logan, accompanied by  appropriate and felicitous remarks. Remarks were also made by Mr. Alex.  Grant, trustee, and M. Whitney. Mes-  dames Tarbell and Williams were the  other visitors.  The school was very orderly and the  pupils appeared interested in their work.  The accuracy and despatch with .which  examples in arithmetic were perfar.raed  showed good training.  The oth*.r Divisions were  also visited.  FOR SALE���������A lady's Clevelaud  wheel  almost new, in fir.- class   order.    Apply  at  Anderson's Metal Works.  General Merchants and Butchers,  UNION and COURTENAY,  B.   C  Town Incorporation  Endorsed.  LAST 'SATURDAY evening there  was a good turn-out at the school  house of the owners of real estate in  Cumbeiland townsite for the purpose of  considering the question of incorporating  the town,' and also of more adequate fire  protection. . '  Mr. M. Whitney was voted to the chair  chair and Mr. F. B. Smith chosen  secretary   '  To bi ing the question ol   incorporation  before the meeting, Dr. Lawrence moved  that this meeting avors the incorporation  of the   town,   and   that a   committee   be  appointed    to   attend   to   the    necessary  work to effectuate the purpose.   This was  seconded   by   Mr.   A.   Grant, and   upon  being stated by the chair, discussion was  requested.    Tnere   was  a pretty  general  interchange  ' of    views,     the    speakers  generally   favor.ng   incorporation.,     The  ������������������following  facts    were   brought  out;   the  real   estate    appraisement,   within    the  townsite   is   at   present   $160,000;   hotel  licences (3) $600.00;   a licence  of $10.00  for each  storej   shop,    etc ;   livery,   and  team   licences,     ic   was ' estimated   that  without   increasing, the   taxes,  but   with  the imposition of such additional licences  as   were   usual- and -would   protect our  merchants against   pedlers, dog tax, etc.,  about   $..'500   could   be   raised.      This  could all be kept at   home, and the   cown  hive the   benefit,   whereas now,   none of  this    was     expended     here     with     the  exception of a few  dollars, for  repairs on  the main   highway   throuyh    the    town.  The Provincial government would collect  the poll taxe.-, and would lake care of the  schools,   public   buildings,   and   hospital,  etc., as   at present.    It was   made   manifest   that   we   can have   no  sewer   un;il  incorporation,   and that we  might expect  the presence of infectious  disease in our  midst  unless   water  from   the outside be  introduced AND   SEWERS CON'STRUCTED.  One gentleman objected on the ground  that Mr. Lieser would have an advantage  his big store  beiny outside the   proposed  limiis.    It   was   explained   that   all   Mr.  Lieser's taxable   property in   this district  was within the townsite;   that no tax was  placed  on a   merchant's   stock in   trade;  and that Mr.  Leiser's store tax of $10.00  would  have  to   be   paid,   the    only   difference being it   would go   into the   Provincial   treasury���������a small matter.   Upon  a vote being  taken the   motion was over  whelmingly    carried,    only    two   voting  against it.  The  following committee was  chosen  to look after incorporation:  Dr.    R.    Lawrence,   A.   Grant,    Robert  Grant, W.   Mitchell,   Geo.   W.   Clinton,  Dr. Westwood, and M. Whitney.  The officers of the Water-Works Co.,  were questioned as to the placing hydrants for purpose of fire protection. The  meeting was informed that 15 hydrants  had been ordered, and would be placed  where they would be most serviceable;  the cost being about $40.00 for each  hydrant; that if the town was incorporated, it could purchase them or pay  rent; if not incorporated the citizens  would be expected to arrange for purchase or rent.  Ther'e being no further business the  meeting adjourned.  Immediately after adjournment the  Committee on Incorporation, met and  organized by electing Dr. Lawrence  chairman, and M. Whitney secretary.  The committee then adjourned to meet  at The News Office at 8:30 Wednesday evening. The presence of every  member is requested.  NOTICE.  All members of the Fire Company are i'</-  quested to met-.-, in 1 ho naii "U Friday evea-  i,K/, at 7:30 o'clock to cons.> er the hoidina  of a Ci-l-braliou cm the 2.'.h May.  L. P. Eckstein, Seo'y.  M'ABIJKTE CONCERT.  C^������@>VERY    ������NE     wiI1,  f}*.^^������ydesire   to attend  the  Minstrel and   Musical   perfcrmance    of  he band���������20���������  connected    with    H.  , M.   S.     Comus,    ac  ..--nights    of  Pythias  Hall-on   Saturday   evening,   April   24th.   ,  It will be a capital treat<-.-tnd there will be  any  amount of fun.    Admission  only 25  ( ents.    Al Comox. , -  AN BASTEB  NUMBER.  A special cover, a colored   frontispiece .  and an increased number of illustrations  distinguish    the   Easter   number of The  Canadian    Magazine.      Madge    Merton  contributes   an Easter story; Mrs. Crawford, the famous   Pans   correspondent of  ��������� the London News,   writes of the peculiar  customs   in   connection    with   Easter in  Paris      Both     these     contributions   are  illustrated.    Besides these   there are five  other-stories,  three of which are illustrated.    A mopt attractive article is  the one  on   Nansen,   by   Fritz   Hope,  which   is  embellished  wilh  ten   very fine   illustra:  tions. 'Donald McCaig writes of Alexander McLachlan, the deceased   Canndian '  poet; W. Tobin,   Deputy   Surgeon-Gene-"  ral, gives a plan for the reorganization of  "The   Militia   Medical,    Service";   S.  J.  McLean    writes of "Social  Amelioration  and the University Settlement'';G. E. Mc  Craney writes  of the   proposed   Victoria  Day as a permanent   holiday en the 24th  of May; Dr.  Fen-uson   gives   some information  concerning    the   Indian   plague;  David Christie Murray  tells some interesting things  about   Kipling; while Herbert H. Gowen describes  very accurately  a botanical trip up  one   of the most important mountains of British Columbia.  A HUN AWAY.  BOUT a week ago  Mr. Geo. Turnbull  got into his two  wheeler behind an  unbroken ' colt and  started for Courtenay. When a little  past     the     railroad  track, a bicycle, appeared and a friendly,  hand held the colt until it past; when the  hand'was lifted, the colt shot, forward  like a missile from catapult. Becoming  unmanageable it left the road, tore itself  from the' cart which it hung upon a  stump, and clashed on. It was stopped  this side of Courtenay. But, oh my! you  should have seen the harness!  NOTICE.  The firm of Grant and M-auighan doing  busiues. at Courtenay, B. C. as hotei keepers, has been'disolvcd, by mutual consent.  All accounts due the linn should he paid to  Mr. J. J. Grant, who will pny ail accounts  against the late firm.  Dated at Coui't.enay, April IGdi, 1S97.  H.  J.   MpxigiiaN,  J. J,   Grant.  _2TN;X:      M'-NDAY     Nl&A-lT!  KUTCSTNSON -QleDO_JA__D.  This morning at 5 o'clock in tlie City  of Victoria, Mr. John William Hutchinson of Union, and Miss Mamie Frances  xMeDonald of Victoria, were united ia  the bonds of matrimony, the Rev. Mr.  Nicolaye officiating.  The happy couple are expected to  reach Union by tomorrow's steamer, and  will go at once to house-keeping in Mr.  Uutchison's handsome cottage on  Maryport avenue. THE NEWS extends  its he.irtv com-ratulations.  Men's   new styles   in   Hard  and   Soft  Hats at Leiser's. ���������nn  Subscribers -who do not receive their par* r regularly will please notJy us at once.  Apply at the office for advertising rates.     ,  *  y  TOPICS OE THE WEEK.  THE MWS.  UNION, B. C.  The Week's Commercial Summary.  The Imperial Bank has opened a  branch at Reyelstoke, British   Columbia.  Choice light hogs, live, are higher in  Toronto, with sales at 4*������__���������' per lb.  Lambs also sell at 4%c per lb.  Peas are weaker, with sales in Ontario  at 38c high freights. At Liverpool the  market is J^d weaker at 454>������d.  The stock of wheat in Toronto is 217,-  776 bushels, as against 209,296 bushels.a  week ago, and 25,046 bushels a year ago.  The amount of wheat afloat to Europe  is 24,640,000 bushels, a decrease of 1,280,-  000 bushels for the week. A year ago the  total was 27,360,000 bushels.  The visible supply; of wheat in the  United States and Canada in 45.215,000  bushels, a decrease of 1,443,000 bushels  for the w^ei*'_=i;^?i/">year ago the total was  65,011,000 IjusSels and two years ago  79,476,000 bushels/Stocks in America  and afloat to Europe are 9,S55,000 bushels, ; as against 92,371,000 bushels a year  ago, a decrease of 22,516,000 bushels.  A tremendous sensation, says the Eau  Claire (Wis.) Leader, has been created!  throughout the country by the discovery  that the patents of the celebrated VTels-  baoh (known in Canada as the Au.er  Light) Company on their well-known gas  burners, have expired; ���������. The price for this  article has/ranged from ������2.50 to $4,  while, it -'is- claimed the cost, does not exceed 40c. The Welsbach , Company are  reputed to-have cleared over $30,000,000  in this country and Europe, while the  patents held, so that as far as they are  concernedc.there should be noQ kick coming. An; immediate crash in the price is  looked for, as anyone can make and sell  the burners how, without fear of molestation, -y  Hei'o and There.  HERE    IS  THE   NEWS  ORDER.  IN   SHORT  Tidings from  All Parts of the Globe, Co���������.  de&aed and Arnraeed for Busy Headers.  CAKADIAS.  A Nebraska contemporary has a timely  article on '���������The Mistakes of Our. Neighbors." An'article on that subject is always timely, and welcome. ,-.''��������� r  Chicago's anti-high .hat ordinance  seems to be working first-rate, but men  still stumble over the young ladies' feet  when they are going out between the  acts. ''" .���������';���������  It must be a cause of sincere grief to  the Bradley Martins that Richard Harding -Davis is writing history down in  Cuba, and so can't describe the ball as  he did the coronation.  A ������������������bill ( has been introduced in the  Missouri legislature ,; which prohibits  trainmen from flirting with women  passengers. Hood, the author of the bill,  is a Populist and was formerly a school  teacher." Doubtless he understands the  dangers to be avoided. . ;  Two great events are offering the Pacific roads new promise of life, one being  the great prize fight in Nevada and the  other,the great Christian Endeavor gathering at San Francisco. So far the roads  dare not offer cut rate to one for fear of  offending the other. Suggestive rivalry,  this.  THEY WORKED WONDERS.  Two Years of madder Torment���������Had Attacks of Inflarnrnat_oii--Cured by a .Few  Boxes of Dodd's Kidney l'ills.  Owen Sound, March 1.���������-(Special)���������The  people of this town are talking again of  another cure credited to Dodd's Kidney  Pills. This is the case of Mr. W. Cruse,  caretaker of town buidings, who, when  seen had. this to say of the   matter:��������� -  '' For over two years I have been an  intense sufferer from kidney disease with  occasionally acute attacks of inflammation of the bladder.  "Was under doctor's treatment and  have been compelled to resort to instrumental relief many times.  "I have taken eighteen boxes of Dodd's  Kidney Pills and am satisfied with results being perfectlv relieved of all suffering." ���������   The superiority of Mother Graves' Worm  Easterminator is shown by its good effect's  ������n the children. Purchase a bottl. and  give it a trial.  When George III came to the throne,  one of his first acts was to issue an order-  prohibiting any of the clergy who should  preach beforo him from paying him com  pliments in their sermons. This was  especially aimed at a pi*ebendary of Westminster who had in his discourse before  him indulged in fulsome adulation. Instead of thanks, the King gave him tlie  information that lie came to church to  hear the praises of God, and not his own.  Tkey Stick to Candles.  At the Prince of Wales' own particular  club in London neither gas, electric light  nor oil is commonly used, but in most  of the rooms shaded candles.  20   CENTS  SECURES  E  Am System Ken oval or and Blood linilder  Dr. A_ri)e-nJ's   *Liver Pills Arc  Supplantl-JR- All Others.  So Great  Has "Been the  Demand   That It's  Hard to Supply It.  Cure Constipation or Nervous Headache, clear the complexion, rid it of  eruptions, yellow skin, coated tongue,  etc. Act easy���������never gripe, and the after  effects are a positive pleasure. In vials,  40 pills, 20 cents.  ___r. A. M. "Williamson, Town Clerk of  Kincardine, is dead.  Mrs. Pense, wife of the proprietor of  The Kingston Whig, is dead. -   -  Mr. John McMutrie, a Kippen farmer,  was crushed to death by a falling tree.  ,    Sheriff ShlrreffjOf the County of Northumberland, N.B., died Friday   at   Chatham, N. B.  The present population of Canada is  estimated by the Department of Agriculture to be 5,125,436.  Mr. John W. Martin, a prominent  farmer of Waterloo, Township, aged, about  70, died very suddenly in Gait.  ; Mr. W. C. 'Macdonald, of Montreal,  has made another gift to McGill University amounting to over $000,000.  Mr. Gitison, a school teacher at Donaldson's Mills, was chased by a wolf. He  secured a club and killed the animal.  Mr. A. M. Williamson, collector of Customs and town . clerk of Kincardine,  Ont., died Thursday, in his 66th year.  Mr. B. M. Chester, a Winnipeg seed  merchant, has,been missing since Wednesday last. He fo������merly lived in Toronto.  ;    In a fight at Dalhousie   Mills   Mr.   J. ���������  Dewar was hit on the head with a stake.  He died ( from   his   injuries   a few days  later.: ������������������     ,.>.'���������''������������������'"     .  Mr. David Winter, formerly of Sarnia,  ���������; died at the Bernard House, London, from  the effects of an overdose of   tincture   of  opium. ��������� ���������  Major E. L.- Bond, of Montreal, has  consented to accept the position of chairman .������f tbe Quebec provincial plebiscite  executive. ��������� '���������'���������.���������'������������������'.  Mr. Thomas Newbigging, J. P. and  Clerk of the Division Court, Welland  County, for 34 years, died at Bridgeburg,  aged S7 years.  Bro. H. Gummer, of Guclph, was elected H. C. B.. of the' Canadian Order of  Foresters. , The <THigh Court meets nest  year at Peterboro'.  .  Michael McCarthy was accidentally  shot through the left breast and instantly  killed'"iii Maiden, near Amherstburg,  while rabbit shooting.  '.. The Methodist ministers of London  have passed a resolution expressing disapproval of the proposed amendments to  the Ontario��������� license act.  The German   tank   steamer   Diamant,  for lost,  tow of  ar-  the  which had   been   given   up  rived Friday off   Halifax   in  steamer British Em pirc.  The Hamilton Board of Trade Council  passed a resolution in favor of the Government building and operating the  Crow's Nest'Pass Railway.  A private despatch in Montreal an-  'nounced the death in Chicago of the oldest medical graduate of McGill University, Dr. Robert Todd Reynolds. .  Mr. Hugh John . Macdonald Monday  formally announced his intention of  accepting the leadership of the Opposition in the Manitoba Legislature.  At a meeting of the Mutual Fire  Underwriters of Ontario, held in Toronto, Mr. John Hobson, of Mosboro', was  elected president for the current year.  The creditors of the' Carrick financial  institution met at Mildmay on Saturday  and heard a statement of affairs, which  showed that the assets will probably pay  fair dividend. <  According to a blue book just issued  the mineral production of Canada for the  year was $24,000,000. Since 1886 the total  value of Canada's niiner-al production has  nearly doubled. ,  A Ridgetown young man nanied Patrick Mannix was shot . through the  shoulder by Joseph Hall, who runs a billiard parlor in the town. The wound is a  very serious one. ' .     ,-  There are still some' parties who desire  to be heai-d by the Tariff Commission,  but as the committee has completed taking evidence, their representations must  be sent in writing.  At a meeting of the Toronto Humane  Society a form of petition was approved  of to be presented to the Dominion Government in favor of enacting legislation  against the docking of horses.  Mayor Bingham,- of Ottawa, entertained at luncheon five.hundred ladies at  the Russell house in that city, he being  the only gentleman present. There was  only one toast, "The Queen."  Mr. John Fahey, proprietor of the Imperial Hotel, Hamilton, died from erysipelas, said to be due to a wound received in his head a week ago. Coroner  MacKelcan will hold an inquest.  Mr. Lawrence E. "Vogler, ' an old and  respected resident and for many years  x-eeve of the township of Zone, Ont., was  drowned Friday by falling through an  airhole wlii 1st crossing the River Thames.  Hon. Geo. E. Foster, discussing the  Crow's Nest Pass Railway at Winnipeg,  said that the Government would not be  wise in building it, as a company could  do it cheaper and with better results to  the country. \;' '^       i"  Mr. Gustave Drolet, who has just returned to Montreal from Rome, has  given an authorized statement, in which  he denies that he was the representative  of the Dominion Government, but declares that he was requested by prominent politicians to place their grievances  before the Papal authorities.  Lieut.-Col. Herehmer, Commissioner  of the Northwest Mounted Police, who is  at present in Ottawa, received a telegram  Friday, stating that Decrfoot, the once  world-renowned Indian runner, died on  Thursday at Calgary, in the police barracks, where he was confined for an  assault on another Indian and his wife.  Mr. Whitney, leader of  the   Provincial  Opposition, called the attention of the  Legislature to the high-handed proceedings of Matthew, Frankish, a fishery inspector at Uxbridge, who unwarrantably  seized a lot of fish belonging to a poor  woman, and kept the proceeds of the  sale. The Government stated that the  matter was being investigated.  Mr. Sydney Fisher, Minister of Agriculture, addressed the members of the  Dominion Alliance in Montreal. Referring to the coming plebiscite, he said if  the temperance people won a prohibitory  law would follow, and the liquor traffic  would be killed'in this country. It was  his emphatic belief that the temperance  people would win.  UNITED STATES.  David Wright, a prominent Cayuga;  N. Y., lawyer, is dead, aged 91.  It is proposed to spei.d $35,728,234 on  the United States navy this year.  , The United States Senate held  a regular business session on Sunday afternoon.  Five persons were probably fatally injured in a railway wreck at Shelbourne  Falls, Mass.  The Manhattan Elevated Railroad,  New York City, has constructed a compressed air locomotive.  The American Senate passed the bill  authorizing the construction of a bridge  across the St. Lawrence River from  Hogansburg to Cornwall.  President Cleveland has not yet vetoed  the obnoxious immigration bill, arid  unless he does so before to-morrow the  measure will become law.  On Saturday four special agents of the  United States Treasury serzed. opium at  San Francisco valued at ������400,000. for  violation of the Customs law.  Resolutions favoring the adoption of  the arbitration treaty between the United  States and England were adopted at a  meeting of the Reform Club in New York  Corns cause intolerable pain. Hollo  way's Corn Cure removes the trouble.  Try it, and see what an amount of pain is  saved.  Gov. Holcomb, in a message to the  Nebraska Legislatiire, stated that over  halt a million dollars yet remain to be  accounted for , oy ox-State Treasurer  Bartley, and he asked for an investigation.  FOKKIGX.  Bolivia has increased her customs tariff  25 per cent.  ' ' ���������  Mile. Marie Falcon, a former noted  French singer, is dead at Paris, aged- S3.  The boundary dispute between France  and Brazil is to be referred to arbitration.  The bill placing the High Court of the  Transvaal under control of the Volksraad  has been passed.  Atlantic steamers arriving in the Clyde  report extremely tempestuous weather  the last few days.    0  Anarchy is said to prevail once more  in Armenia. - New cruelties to the  Armenians are reported.  A report from    Brisbane,   Queensland,  ' says' that Paquans   have   massacred   Mr.  Green, a British   resident' at   Mombare,'  and several gold miners.  It is believed that if -the powers insist  upon the Greek troops evacuating the Island of Crete King George will abdicate  in favor of the Crown Prince.  Russia, through the Russian. Minister  at Athens, has called upon Greece to  withdraw all of her troops and her fleet  from Crete within three days.  . The left wing of the monastery of St.  Bernard has been destroyed by an avalanche, and the monks had to tunnel  through the snow to make their exit.  It   is    stated     that     Captain General  ��������� Weyler has forwarded his   resignation to  the Spanish Government at   Madrid   because of the release of Julio Sanguilly.  Fire broke out in a mine at Zacatecas,  Mexico, in which 175 miners were at  work. Every effort is being made to save  them, but it is feared they are   all   dead.  England has prohibited the-pilgrimages  to "Mecca, : on account of the. plague.  Austria and Russia have taken similar  action. Italy and France have concurred.  Further details: from New Guinea of  the massacre by natives of Mamabare, in  which the British Government Resident,  Mr. Greene, was killed, say. that in addition six miners and forty natives were  murdered."  The syndicate appointed by Cambridge  University to consider the question of  granting degrees to women recommends  that the degree of B. A. be conferred  by diploma upon those who have already  passed or hereafter passing the final, tripos.  RELIEF IN  SIX HOURS.  Out of Sorts.���������Symptoms, Headache,  loss of appetite, furred tongue, and general ; indisposition. These symptoms, if  neglected, develop into acute, disease. Ic  is a trite saying that an "ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and a  little attention at this point may save  months of sickness and large doctor bills.  For this complaint take from two to three  of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills on going to  bed, and one or two for three nights in  succession, and a cure will be effected.  Probably.  Gautier���������Is it true as some French  writer has said that virtue is a disease ?  Duns tar - " "- "   ���������   '..'.'" must be so in  Paris, from the desperate extremes people  ���������fill go to get rid of it.  ''"H- -  '���������~���������  ^ }_?)_ere.are so many cough medicines  in  .he market, that it is sometimes difficult  to tell which, to buy; but if we had a  coughj a cola or anj* affliction of the throat  or lungs, We would try Bickle's Anti-  Consumptive Syrup. Those who have  used it think it is far ahead of all other  preparations recommended for such complaints. The iittle folks like it as it is as  pleasant as syrup.  A Hopeful Circumstance.  "I think," said young Mrs. Torkins,  "that we will like the new servant better  than we did the other."  "For what reason?" inquired her husband.  "She carries a smaller basket to and  from her home."���������Washington Star.  Geo. Scales, a. Well-Known Contractor ol  ' -������������������iag-ara Falls, Completely Restored by  the Great  South Americun   Kidney  Cure���������Thousands  More Can  Bear  the Same Testimony.  I was .a great sufferer for years with  acute kidney disorder and pain in my  side. When almost all other known remedies had been fairly tried and had failed.  I was advised to take South American  Kidney Cure. One bottle did me so much  good I purchased two more. I am now  completely restored���������feel better than  I have for five.years. It's a great cure;  will give relief in six hours, and I delight in recommending it to others.  His Winiiinfr Suit.  Mrs. Kirtland���������And why do you think,  Mr. Dunley, that the world is better now  and more beau.iful than it was thirty-  five years ago?  ��������� Mr. Dunley (who is after her sweet  daughter)���������Because���������because you were  not in it then.  Papa Kirtland's objection to the young  man have been overriden.  MIRACLES TO-DAY.  To-day.  Cease from this antedating.' of your e_&������  perience. Sufficient to to-day are tin  duties of to-day. Don't, waste life in  doubts and fears; spend yourself on tht  work before you, well assured that tha  right performance of this hour's ' dutiei  will be the best preparation for the houn  or ages that follow it. "Tis .the measure  of a man���������his apprehension of a- d___-.���������  R. W. Emerson.  Be wise and taste  SALADA  CEYLON   TEA  \     Sold only in l_ad packets.      <  ������������������������������������*���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ��������� We Always have on hand *  ��������� a large stock of  William   II.   White,   or  l'ortutrucso  Cove,  ' , Hacked by the Tortures of Klicuinatism,  is   Quickly   Kclievcd    and    I'erman-  '   'ently  Cured by  tlio  Great,   South  American l-hemnutic Cure.,  "I was a martyr to acute rheumatism  for years. All the known remedies and  best doctors were given a trial, but  nothing ever gave me any permanent-relief until I obtained, your great South  American Rheumatic Cure. It has done  so much for me that I gladly give my  testimony, that other sufferers from the  agonies of rheumatism may take my advice aud try this great remedy. I am  satisfied it will cure them as it has me;."  lJiidly Tan sled.   .  The Hon. Sammy���������Our marriage can't  come off. My silly old dad's got engaged  to your sister.  Gertie (of" the   Sisters ' Thinites)���������Oh,  that's  .all   right; that   only   our  name; she's my daughter, really.  i can*t~sleeF  stage  Is the Daily Wail of Thousands of' Humanity AV ho   Have .Suftcrrd  as  Wm. ���������Proud-  foot, o_   l-unlsvillo,   Has--Head-What  the Great South American Xcr-  vino Did JFor Him.  I was greatly, troubled with general  'nervous debility,indigestion and sleeplessness. ��������� I tried a number of cures and consulted best physicians without any benefit. I was finally induced to give South  American _\'ervino a trial. I had heard of  some great cures by it. I took it, got  relief from my sufferings, and after using  one bottle sweet sleep en me to me. I slept  liko a child. Six bottles have completely  cured me. r  An  A ii tee. I.  ���������'Husband and I have never quarreled,"  declared Mrs..Hotly.  "What a perfectly angelic disposition  he must have," purred her dearest friend.  DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED  by local applications as they cannot reach the  diseased portion of the ear. There is only one  way to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed condition of tlie mucous lining: of the  'Eustachian'Tube. "When tht. tube is inflamed  you have a rumblinfir sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed, Deafness it  theresult, and Unless the inflammation can be  taken out and this tube restored to its normal  condition, hearing will be destroyed forever*,  nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh,  which is nothing but an inflamed condition oi  the mucous surfaces. ;  \Ve will give One 'Hundred Dollars for any  case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot  be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.1 - '     '.   '  F. J. CHENEY & CO;, Toledo, O.  _"r_rSold by Druggists, 75c. " *  Sore Feet.���������Mrs. E. J. Neill, New Arm  agh, P. Q., writes: "For nearly six  months I was troubled with burning  aches.and pains in my feet to such an extent that I could not sleep at night, and  as my feet were badly swollen I could  not wear nay boots for weeks. At last 1  .-gota bo..levof Dr. Thomas' Eclecti-ic Oil  and x*esolved to try it and to my astonishment I got almost instant relief, and the  one bottle .-complished a perfect cure.  Gossip.  .   Eleanor���������Is   it   tx*'ue,   then,   that Mrs.  Higliff starves her servants?  Nanette���������Yes.  She has heard.,that.it is  quite the swagger thing to   have a lot of  -family skeletons about the   house to give  It tone, you know.  Mrs. Celeste Coon, Syracuse, M". Y.,  writes : "For years I could nbt.eat many  kinds of food without producing a burning, excruciating pain in my stomach. I  took Parmelee's Pills'according to directions under the head of 'Dyspepsia or Indigestion.' One box entirely cured me. I  can now eat anything I choose, without  distressing me in the least." These .Pills'  do not cause pain or griping, and should  be'used when a cathartic is required.  Cup and All. ���������  Hewill���������I told my wife she made very-  poor tea.  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To Purify the Blood, Tone  up the System and give new  Life and Vigor, nothing equals  Perfect  Health-pills*  50 cts. each at Drug- stores or sent ,-  prepaid oh-rcceipt of price.  Ckown Medicine Co., Toronto. '  i  i  i  is a strong quality of  our Fibreware.   .  After years of use it is the  same hoopless, seamless and indestructible  ware as when new.  Washing day. is -not com--  plete "witkout. ;'���������..'-   '   : ' \  The E.B. Eddy Co.'s  Indurated  Fibreware  TUBS  AND  PAILS  Splendid Equipment and Good Solid Work  -^Have' plac.d the���������  OP TOKONTO,      '  At-the top. Tt has more teachers, more students, and assists mnii^y inoreyounpr men and  women into good uositio-.vs lhan any <-ther Can-  ndian Business Sc-houl. --t, narticiilarri. Enter  anytime. Write W. H. sH AAV. Principal.  Yonge and Gerrard Streets, Toronto.  T.  N.  U.  105  IS THE PLACE TO ATTEND if you want either.  Business Education or a course in Shorthand.  THE BEST IN CANADA.  Handsome Annual Announcement fra������.    Address--  C. A. FLEMING. Principal, Owen Sound, Oat  - 4  r  cm  ������������������_  Al  \i  m  ��������� ���������ir -.r  1  _fi������  4  f (.:)  /.  ���������: )���������  THE NEXT WAE  TO BE THE GREATEST THE WORLD  HAS EVER SEEN.  be   none   of   that . in the  A. New Smokeless Powder Tnrented In  Russia���������A "Field Gun Without Recoil  Devised "by a french Artilleryman.  The next war is going to be the most  appalling catastrophe the world has ever  seen. A publio'man of large experience  said to me the other day that he believed  , the inevitable conflict -would not be precipitated by a king or an emperor, but  by an inventor. Then tension of international hatred is so great in Europe, he  says, that if an inventor in any one  country produces some appallingly deadly  explosive, or constructs a gun so destructive that no armor at present known to  mankind can stand against it, the nation  Which has possession of this powder or  weapon will declare war against its  enemy, and conquer the other country  before the world in general becomes  aware of the new equipment. ������,  There is a possible danger that this  theory may be true, but the country that  would stake its existence on a new, invention would certainly have more than  an ordinary share of bravery.  _?rance went jubilantly , to war with  Germany largely on the strength of its  new gun, the Mitrailleuse, which was  heralded as a weapon so destructive that  no modern army could live in front of it.  It certainly proved to be a death-dealing  instrument, and the frightful mortality  ln the German army paid a ghastly tribute to its qualities; nevertheless it was  not capable of stemming the flood of invasion that poured, over the land.  Nothing can exceed the . jealousy with  which European nations are now watching their own men,; so that no hint of  any invention may get abroad. France is  sending officer after officer into prison or  exile, after secretly conducted trials,  where no reporters are present, these star  chamber, courts holding that the officers  have betrayed government secrets to other  nations. c In Germany practically the same  state of things exist. But in spite of all  precaution it is amazing how quickly a  (secret becomes public property.  One would think that if' 'any country  could keep a secret, Bussia would be that  country; but there is its new smokeless  powder, invented by Prof. Mendelryeff.  . The whole world knows its composition.  and there,is therefore no reason why I  should withhold the formula from these  columns; it is simply C30, H38 (NOz)lS,  , 025. At a trial tlie other day from an  eight-inch gun this explosive drove a  hardened steel projectile clear through a  Harvcyized stool Krupp armor plate, and  the velocity *,\ .ien the shot struck the  plate was 2,850 feet-seconds, whatever  they may mean.  France has a new gun to fit this new  powder, and, curiously enough, France  and Bussia are allies. An .enlightened  republic with the motto " Liberty, Equality and Fraternity" is thus linked with  a despotism under which no man's lifo is  safe, and where no man not belonging to  the ruling classes has a word to. say in  the conduct of the government.  It is a somewhat disquieting thing for  the rest of Europe to know that these two  ;   countries between.them possess   the   best  field gun in existence and   the   best   explosive. .-..-  I am not an expert in military .matters, but I believe it to be the case that  .he trouble with a light field gun is this:  When such a gun is fired, . the recoil  ���������causes the muzzle to jump upwards,, the  wheels to run back, so that the gun  must be reaimed before" it can again be  "fired. This rearming takes time, and, in  a battle, time is everything.  Monsieur Canet, the ; manager of the  artillery works of France, which are  situated on the Mediterranean, has by a  very simple device neutralized the effects  of the recoil,: so that his gun, once it is  accurately aimed, may be fired as quickly as it can be reloaded.' The trail of the  gun carriage consists of two steel tubes,  one of which slides within the other. The  end of one tube carries the gun cradle,  while the other, the end of which trails  on the ground, is attached to a spade  which can be thrust deeply into the earth  to hold the gun steady. When the gun  is fired the carriage wheels roll back . a  few inches, the end of the inner sliding  tube compressing the air in the recoil  chamber, while the compressed air, acting  like a strong spring, shoves the wheels-  and gun carriage forward again into their  former position.  During a recent trial of this gun when  ten shots were fired in rapid succession,  without reaiming, each shot struck the  target, and there was an entire absence  of jerk in the gun itself. No rectification  of the training was needed, after a shot  was fired. "  The largest of these guns has a caliber  oi nearly   three   inches,   and  with   the  ordinary   French powder it has thrown a  shot more than four miles,   so that what  *V)se guns will do if loaded with the new  ssian powder, the Lord only knows,  ermany has no gun   or   powder  that  , particularly new, but she   will   doubt-  "ss speedily adopt,   the   armament  and  explosive of her two   terrible   neighbors.  A recent   cartoon   in   one of the   comic  German papers (doubtless the editor is in  jail by this time for publishing it), represented the nearly exhausted   taxpayer  of  Germany pulling up a hill   a   hand   cart  loaded with the armaments of war.    The  ���������ttnfortunate human   beast   of   burden is  alrwidy about to drop in  his   tracks, but  the jaunty German emperor,  with a new  Canet gun in his hands, says:���������  "Stop a bit; I want to add this   to the  load."  Last summer while in Germany I  stopped at the ancient town of Traves,  and in the hotel where I put up there  was a large picture. that is extremely  popular in Germany, showing the old  Emperor William with his son by his  side, and Von Moltke and Bismarck  nearby, standing all on a height watching a battle going on in the valley below.  As I looked at   this   picture   a   German  "There will  next war." .  "None of what?" I asked.  "No standing on heights and watching  battles. Smokeless powder and long-  reaching guns have made that sort of  thing impossible. Hereafter everyone in  sight will be killed."  ' "Then what of the army?" I asked.  "Well, most of the soldiers will be  killed also. The fact is that future battles will4 be go-as-you-please affairs. The  battles will be planned out as well as  possible beforehand, but when actual engagement takes place the officers will  have to dismount and trust largely to  luck.^.Anyone in a conspicuous position  will ������e doomed. The fate of,the day will  depend on the ingenuity and expertness  - of captains of small divisions, probably  not more than a hundred men in each.  Every officer will have to do the best he  can with the soldiers immediately under  him, doing what seems to him the most  effective on the spur of the moment. The  slaughter will be something so appalling  that the" civilized world will stand  aghast."  It seems, then, there is coming a complete revolution in military tactics, and  that experience of the past will be no  guide to the commander of the future.  Germany is at tho present moment taking the lead in preparing for this and is  now training her small officers,, lieutenants,-captains and the like, who command merely a hundred or two hundred  men, to work these small bodies to the  best advantage in a battle. In the battle  of the future it will be catch-as-catch-can,  hit wherever you see a head of the  enemy, with no orders from headquarters.  In case of a scrimmage I ��������� should be  inclined to -bet my money on the German  army, .'for I think it is the greatest fighting machine thero is at present in existence, and I-believe Germany will be able  to hold her own rven it* attacked by the  combined forces ol: Russia and France.  Italy is already bankrupted by her  tremendous expendicure on army and  navy, and her attempt to keep pace with  the others of the triple alliance. Spain  is a pauper and counts for nothing in  European affairs; Austria, not quite as  bad, but nearly so. Everywhere in Europe taxes are iinpoverishingly excessive^  England tries to keep out of the turmoil, and does not go in, to any extent,  for new powders or guns, having a conservative distrust for much blazoned inventions, but freezing' on to what is  proven practicable, as, for instance, the  Maxim gun, relying almost entirely on  her navy, which she is enormously increasing. She realizes that once the foot  of the invader gets upon English soil she  is doomed; in fact, the landing of Caesar,  and later of William the Conqueror, form  ominous precedents of the inability of  the inhabitants of the island to hold U  once a landing is made.  Thus at tho end of the nineteenth  century stand the countries of Europe,  armed to the teeth like so many brigands,  each jealously watching for a truculent  .move on the part of i.he other. An indiscreet sentence froia a voluble emperor  heated with wine; a boil on the neck of  the czar, may at any moment, set the continent aflame. And each country supports- a state church, endowing with  equal liberality an army and a religion.  Each potentate and <"c>-spot is.certain that  God is his partner., Russia, on its lips  the sacred name of-'.Christ who preached  peace on earth and good will., towards  men, has just started'a crusade against  the followers of ������������������ Tolstoi, imprisoning  them, banishing thev-?., transporting thena  to Siberia, and corn"ideating their goods.;  The crime of Tolstoi is that he wishes  people to live a,s Cbr.i.-fc lived; preaching  the doctrine of non-resistance. "Such a  doctrine," says one of the   rulers of Rus-  CHANGES IN DEESS.  PETTICOATS  AND  SUCH    LIKE  BEING   DISCARDED.  FAST  Those Who See Only Picture Hats and  lions' Skirts Know Not of What Is Going  On���������Bloomers Have Taken a Place In  Nearly-Every Feminine Wardrobe.,  sia, "is against the l-:.\v and order of any  state. If we allow jr.- to spread, how are  we to recruit onr army?"���������Luke Sharp.  '   His One Grc it Trouble.  An old, bedridden -Sherman at a -.fashionable watering-place, was frequently  visited during his last illness by a kind-  hearted clergyman, who wore one of  those ��������� close-fitting clerical vests which  button behind. ���������  The clergyman saw the near approach  of death one day in the old man's face,  and asked if his mind was perfectly at  ease/  "Oo ay, I'm a' richt,," came the feeble  reply.  o "You are sure there is nothing troubling-you?   Do not be afraid to tell me."  The old man seemed to hesitate, and  at length, with a faint return of animation said:. "Weel, there's just ane thing  that troubles me, but I dinna like to  speak o't."  "Believe me. I am most anxious to  comfort you," replied the clergyman.  "Tell me what it is that troubles and  perplexes you."  "Weel, sir, it's just like this," said the  old man, eagerly. "I oanna for the 1^9  o' me mak' oot koo ye manage tae gel  intae that westcoat."  Dining: Room Plants.  No one quite knows why, but every one  docs know that the table ferneries left persistently in the dining room dry and rust  or grow in straggling fashion or otherwise  fail of their original beauty very quickly.  Florists say gas, furnace air and various  things in explanation. It is a good plan  to hove two or three of these centerpieces  growing at once and change them about  from an upper room that is not kept at top  heat all day to the dining table. In thl.  way the life of all will be much prolonged.  Small baskets the size of the fern dish may  hold the duplicates.  If anybody doubts7~simply because long  dress skirts, picture hats and corsets are  Still the fashion, that dress reform* has  failed to make any real impression on the  feminine habit, they should only be allowed a peep into the' well stocked wardrobe of a genuinely modern and sensible  girl or matron of , the moment. A few  years ago chiffonier drawers and closet  shelves would have been found high piled,  like snowdrifts, with amazingly flounced  white petticoats, lace trimmed pantaloons,  long skirted chemises and gay little flannel petticoats.  Beautiful to look at, but so expensive to  buy, to have laundered, so clumsy to wear  and so inadequate as a protection against  the cold, the heat, the mud or the rain, it  is hardly to bo wondered at that women no  longer wear them at all.  The fact is, except for occasions of elaborate toilet, the petticoat, all saving the  one top skirt, has been actually swept out  of existence, and tho knickerbocker idea  has done it. No woman who professes to  dress with anything like regard for clean  liness and comfort wears <��������� the old style  petticoat any longer.  Her one ambition now is to so regulate  her costume that everything except her  dress skirt will cling closely to her body.  In cold weather, when making a toilet,  she draws down over her shoulders and up  over- knees and hips a vest and tights of  silk stockinet or a weave of mixed silk and  wool. ��������� Over these go lier stays,' and then  she is ready to getr into her stockings,  which are pulled up and held by a slender  elastic cord, drawn from a single hook in  the front of her stays.  If dressing for indoors, her next.maneuver is to step into a pair of large, easy silk  bloomers. They are made on to a deep  yoke, that fits flat over the corset, and hang  full and slightly depending at the knee.  On ono hip there is a row of buttons and  bands, and buttons hold them at the knees,  and with these few preliminaries she is  ready for her dress.  If a corset cover is worn at all, that is  the merest skeleton bodice, with no skirts  below tho waist lino, and is just as often  woven of silk or thin lisle thread, like the  nnderves.. When the hour comes to go  out, the silk bloomers ai*e slipped off and  a pair of woolen knickerbockers, made exactly like a man's golf trousers, but hung  on a yoke, are drawn on. They are not  very full and hook flat at one hip, buttoning  at both knees. A pair of high bicycle shoes  or soft brown gray or black suede leggings  are buttoned up over the calf of the leg.  Upon this falls the dress skirt, and for  the first time a woman walking is in actual comfort. By exchanging chemise,  pantaloons, cotton petticoat and -flannel  skirt for tights and knickerbockers neatness and perfect warmth have been gained.  The same woman might on a cold day  hang a dozen petticoats from her waist,  and some of them ponderous, padded ones,  but she never could be truly warm. She  would carry' just triple the weight needed  and be obliged to lilt; yards of heavy material over every mud puddle, where now  her top dress skirt is her only care.  In these days of petticoat independence  a woman can pack a dozen changes of undergarments in-the space one used to occupy. She keeps hei* shoes just twice as  clean, for there is naught now to whisk  mud or dust over them. She exchanges  her winter wools for summer lisle thread,  and at the counter where big flounces used  to .tempt her eye she soberly asks to see the  latest'thing in trousers..  These are for sale in every shade of. silk,  made of the new dark blue, red and green  ribbon .serge" that.washes'. and wears like  Irish linen. There-are sober heaps of  tweed trousers, for cold, rainy days, and  some of them made with pockets, where,  when traveling, a woman can store her  rings and money. For women excessively  sensitive to cold one can buy trousers  lightly wadded with down. They look like  dainty football breeches, but they .are a  comfort, as well as Ihe red flannel one-  made for rheumatic v/omen.  Before this growing pile of bifurcated  tilings the ^petticoat counters steadily  dwindle,'and the handsomest silk skirt-  are going at a bargain, for, as one woman  expressed it, "a nice pair, of trousers is  worth a dozen silly skirts." .  The college girls h.-ivc taken to them be  cause they save on tlie washwoman's bill,  working girls find them a joy and protection against'sti'caming, snowy streets and  dusty office floors, while it's no secret that  every woman on-the golf links wears tog-  just like her brother, only they are underneath. In the course of time, it's clear to  see, a white .cotton or lace trimmed silk  petticoat will become as much of a curiosity as the hoopskirc of 30 years back, and  that women are none the less dress reformers because picture hats, corsets and long  dress skirts are still the fashion.���������Boston  Globe.  knot. A strand of perhaps' two fingers'  thickness should be used. It furnishes a  .vlid something upon which to fasten the  vooee, wavy superstructure and make it  secure. -  CHILDREN'S COLUMN.  Pictures.  In arranging pictures it should be remembered that oils, etchings and water  colors should not hang together and that  the dn-wing room walls are not to bo  packed with canvases if one is fortunate  enough to be able to buy them. Two or  three fine oil paintings are about all any  room can stand, too many giving the effect  of a picture gallery.  BELINDA JANE'S VICTORY.  Perfumes.  Some authorities insist that perfumes  have an evil effect upon certain constitutions. One writer affirms that if perfume-  are too concentrated "they may give rise  to serious symptoms, to convulsions and  spasms,- or even death."  Plants with white blossoms have a larger proportion of fragrance. Lilac, heliotrope, myrtle-, violet,-lily of tho valley,  mignonette and the pale rose furnish very  sweet and choice perfumes. One of the  most delicious of scents, and the only floral  perfume which cannoc be imitated, is the  jasmine, or Persian "yasmin.," It is greatly prized in tlie east and referred to by  Persian and Arabia., '-oets. A variety oi  this flower known as ���������".noogree" is held  ���������sacred to Vishnu and largely used in'the  Hindoo religious ceremonies. Among the  prospective delights of the Hindoo paradise are tho prodigality of rich perfumes  and the gardens of jasmine and lilies. In  Turkey the wood of the jasmine is made  Into long pipes, which are valued for their  aroma. The Chinese use the flower for  scenting tea. Antacreof land is computed  to yield about 500 pounds of flowers during  a season. This is valued at from -������25 to  ������35.   '  Perfumes are procured in several ways.  From the'wood, such as sandal; from the  bark, as cinnamon; from the, leaves, as  patchouli; from the flowers, as rose;' from  the fruit, as citron, and from the seeds, as  almond.���������London Society.  Belinda Jane was a jointed doll,  Somewhat stiff and lanky, 'tis true,  But lull of pride  In her wooden inside,  Because of the many things she could do.  She could shut up small  Like a pocketknife   ,  Or straighten out tall,,  As large as life.  She could turn all her joints  The wrong way about,  And her shoes end gloves could never weaf  out  pecause they were part of her hands and hei  feet,  Which were very neat.  Ob, Belinda's charms were very complete!  Care of Hairbrushes*  The hairbrushes on many of the daintiest dressing tables would strike terror to  the heart of a physician were he' to exam-'  ine them closely. They are dainty, with  silver or beautiful fragile handles, but the  bristles! They may not look dusty or full  of dirt to the casual glance, but run the  comb briskly through,them and see tlie particles fly! Every one 6f those atoms means  death and disease to the hair, "the crowning glory, of woman. *"*���������  ���������Hairbrushes, to be in good condition,  should be washed once a week and that  very carefully, as too frequent exposure to  water softens the bristles and spoils them.  One teaspoonful of ammonia to a quart of  water is the correct solution, and in this  the bristles of the brush should be dipped  hastily in and out, talcing care not to allow  the back of the handle to touch the water.  Dry near artificial heat, but not tbo quickly.���������Exchange.  Mattress PincuBhions,  A popular wedding present of the day  Is a large sized mattress pincushion of  white brocade, with a spray of forgetme-  nots and orange buds worked in a medallion in the center and the bride's initial  letter or letters in elongated tracery passed  apparently through the outline of the medallion,,as if it was of gold wire and lightly hung up. At the four corners are white  pins, two being Of colored beads, while all  round the side are put in small and large  black and white guarded pins, with a pearl  ,-headed one at each corner. They are not  hew by any means, these mattress pincushions, but lately they seem to have''caught  on" amazingly. Perhaps the secret is that  a royal princess purchased one for her toilet table at a fashionable bazaar, or that  they are handsome and convenient and  contain every pin that the feminine mind  can possibly desire or dress require.���������Exchange.         ,       '-'-.' .  Kitchen Aprons.  The. very simplicity of some new method  often makes one feel a sense of stupidity  at not having been the fortunate origina-,  tor of the improvement. Here is a suggestion that may be new to some housekeepers, and sewing'societies which make  kitchen aprons for sale will do well to follow it: Make your kitchen aprons with a  ruffle on the bottom. This will stand out  a little fuller than your dress skirt and  will catch whatever you may drop or spill,  thus protecting the dress skirt. > The front  hem of a dress is often soiled because the  apron does not quite cover it or is drawn  tightly across it, but this ruffle will remedy the matter so effectually that you will  wonder you did not think of it before.  HESITATION.:    .  But pride, you know, must have a fall,  And proud Belinda Jane  Was left one day by her mistress small  Lying out in the rain.  The housemaid picked her up from tha gram.  "My, but she's wot," said she,  And she hung her over the edge of a keg  To dry each waving arm and leg  In the sunshine thoroughly,  Just where every one had to pass  Who went by the kitchen door, as yon see.  Skip and Tip and Dot and Spot , = --���������_=  And Dash, whose pictures you'll find just  here,  Were five small puppies, whose juvenile lot  Was cast in the kennel under the shed,  ,   And whose knowledge of life was limited.  As by our story will soon appear.  They never had seen a wooden doll  Or any kind indeed at all,  China or worsted dr rag or wax,  Yet they bravely refused to turn their backs  On the strange and challenging surprise  That met their wondering canine eyes  As they paused before tbe familiar keg  Where, with wildly flourishing arm and leg,  Belinda Jane sprawled spiderwise.  v'WI  INVESTIGATION.  "Brothers," cried Spot, who was indeed  Always the one to take the lead,  "Fall in behind and follow me _,   *  -Until I find what.this can be."  His voice was trembling, yet his tail  Disdained between his legs to trail.  Onward he marched, and Skip and Dot  And Tip and Dash upon the spot  Fell into line and followed close.  Though Tip said faintly, "What do yon s'pose  It really is?   I'm half- afraid."  - "Courage," cried Spot, "and come ahead'"'  Belinda Jane with angry spite  Beheld them from her helpless height.  Indignant glances down she threw,  But not- a single puppy knew  The language of the eye, and so  Her frowns were wasted on the foe.  Onward they came till Spot's black nose  Was sniffing round her painted toes.   '   .     .';'.'  Then in Belinda's wooden head  A sudden warlike plan'was bred.,  Silent she lay till, grown more bold,   .  Spot's teeth upon her shoe took hold. '  Quick at the touch her wrath arose.     t  "AvauntI" she cried.  And spreading wide '  Each stiff and rattling armand leg,        .  Andhurtling downward from her keg,  She threw herself, with.flashing eyes  And angry creaks'in every joint,  Among her youthful enemies, ��������� ��������� '  Striking Spot's tender muzzle point  Like sudden lightning from the skies.  V:>.'?sB;  officer,   with     whom     I     had   become  acquainted, said:���������  A dish of ice cream made in four minutes  was part of a test examination of a class  in sickroom cookery recently. Two table-  spoonfuls of cream were put in a bowl,  sweetened with powdered sugar, flavored  with a teaspoonful of clear strong coffee  and beaten light in a minute with a cream  whisk. The cream was then put in a little  half pint oyster pail, the cover carefully  fitted on. This was set in a quart pail,  the space between filled with shredded ice  and fine salt. Three minutes turning in  this freezing mixture secured a saucerfu.  of smooth coffee ice cream for the imaginary waiting invalid.���������I\ew York Post.  Huck Toweling-.  Huck toweling in all the various qualities in which it appears in the market ia  perhaps more useful for general house purposes than any other of the crash family.  It is invaluable as a hand and roller towel,  as an embroidery fabric and for the manufacture of ladies' and men's scarfs, etc.,  in the finer grades. In the ordinary heavy  makes the price ranges from 8 cents to 16  cents per yard, but the kind which is most  in demand for embroidery purposes is 27  inches wide and is retailed at about 37 M  cents per yard. Of course there are much  finer and wider cloths than these which  can be had as high as 75 cents per yard in  French and Irish bucks.���������Dry Goods  Chronicle.  Fluffy Hair.  To arrange the hair Huffily and yet securely is tho despair of the amateur. A  "woman who knows" says an infallible  way of keeping the hair in position is this:  Take a small strand at the middle of the  crown, a trifle higher or lower, according  to the style required; twist this closely  and make it secure with hairpins; then  brush and arranerc tlie hair over this little  Water In the Room.  As water collects and generates impurities it is a good thing to empty the washing  basin and jug in the bedroom every morning so as to insure tho refilling them with  fresh. Drinking water should be boiled,  analysis having proved that filters are not  to be trusted, for, after having been in use  for some time, they add to the water the  dangerous accumulations they have taken  up in previous use. To remove the insipid  taste of boiled water pour it backward and  forward from one jug to another.  CONSTERNATION.  Alas for canine courage then 1 .'.-'���������  Not all the puppies'pedigree  Their shattered valor could sustain.  Wildly they fled and yelped and fell  Over each other's backs, pellruell.  While, flushed with well1 Won. victory,  Belinda Jane with grim delight  Surveyed the outcome of the fight  And pinned to earth with outstretched arm  The vanquished Spot's unhappy form.  ���������Priscilla Leonois in Churchman.  Moths Must Be Watched In Winter.  Moths will work in carpets in rooms  that are kept warm in the winter as well  as in the summer. A sure method of removing the pests is to pour strong alum  water on the floor to the distance of half a  yard around the edges before laying the  carpets. Then once or twice during the  season sprinkle dry salt over the carpet before sweeping. Insects do not like salt,  and sufficient adheres to the carpet to prevent their alighting upon it.���������-New York  World.  White Feathers.  Soiled white feathers, after being washed,  are dried by patting and shaking over the  fire. A dull silver knife must be used to  curl each fiber for the best effect. In preparing for washing pour boiling water on  shavings of white soap and a little soda.  When a lather has been formed that is not  too hot for the hand, each feather is washed  separately. If the lather becomes dark  colored, another must be made. The rinsing water should be cold and a trifle blue.  Animals That Do Not Grow Thirsty.  How long would you be contented without a drop of water to drink? There ar������  many different kinds of animals in tha  world that never in all their lives sip so  much as a drop of water. Among thesa  are the llamas of Patagonia ^ and the gazelles of the far east. A parrot lived foj  62 years in the zoo at London without  drinking a drop of water, and many naturalists believe tho only moisture imbibed  by wild rabbits is derived from green herbage laden with dew. Many reptiles���������serpents, lizards and certain batrachians���������  live and thrive in places entirely devoid ol  water, and sloths are also said never to  drink. An arid district in Franco has  produced a race of nondrinking cows and  sheep, and from the milk of the former  Roqtiefort cheese is made. There is a species of mouse which has established itself  on the waterless plains of western America  and which flourishes, notwithstanding the  absence of moisture.  Stone Beds.  "Tell me something peculiar to "Vermont," said the teacher.  "Dey all sleeps in stone beds," said  Hans.  "Why, how do you know that?" asked  the teacher.  "The book say 'great beds of rock ia  found dere,' " said Hans.���������Youth's Companion.  The Obedient Boll.  A little girl was overheard talking to  her doll, whose arm had come off, exposing  the sawdust stuffing: "You dear, good,  obedient dolly! T knew I had told you to  chew your food fine, but I didn't think  you would chew it so fine as thats.'*���������  American Kitchen Magazine.  "���������'��������������������������� _������...*  ���������ana TT  THE    WF.r  K I. Y  NEWS    APRIL.    20th.     1S97.  XJLA-U tfl __Ji_IJ-J.JJ JL       1. ill II U  issued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M Whitney, Editor.  TEilMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN t AjJVANGE.  One   Year   .      ..\   8200  Six  Months       125  Single <"opy    0 05  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One i-'-.h poryear $ 12.00  ..     ,.    month       150  eiichth ool   per year        25 00  four.h        5000  weak,  ..  line          10  Local  notices,per line    '    ,     20  Notices    of   IJirths,    Marriages    and  Deaths,   50 cents each insertion.  No Advenisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons   failm-*; to get  THE News  re-  g-.ilari)' should notify the Office.  flHSDAY, APRI-_, 20th, 1897.  COraflllSSION   LAV.  _/\LL ihiiughtfui minds are placing less  faith in laws enacted by' legislators,  untrained   for  such    --vork,   and  who   look  chiefly to the political  effect, rather th-'in  to th_   praciic.il   benefits to result   there-  fro n.     It i.i   apparent   that the  ordinary  legislator is ir-c.p.iblo of framing laws to  to _ properly    restrict    trust?    nnd    giant  m )nop.*lies,   like   the   Canadian    Pacific  nil way,   and   it   must   be   apparent that  legislative act-, are often' unjust  towards  corporations,   forgetful   that they can  no  more bo   robbed or  ill-treated  than   private individuals.    The   work  of  preparing   measures   should  be   left to a Commission   of competent   men, who   would  m ike a study of the   subjects  involved,  and repirt the facts   gathered  with their  conclusions   to    parliament,     and    then  intelligent  action  could be   taken.     It is  gratifying to find that   ex-President Harrison, who cannot be charged with   being  . unfriendly   to   legitimate     corporations,  strongly   urges   the   plan  of providing a  commission for the  preparations bf laws  governing trusts, and  incorporated companies, msn   who wo.ild   b������e able to   safe-  gaurd   the rights of the   pooplc   without  impairing   tlie   u *a ful n _"������������������*. _of enterprises  requiring the employment of large capital.  A tariff bill can   only be   properly   prepared by a commission; the whole subject  should   be   lifted   out.of  the   realm   of  politics.    What is wanted   is less   politics  and   more  statesmanship;   less  catering  for votes, and   more effort to promote the  commonweal.  by the Globe; Ihey  consider the C.P.F.  .s   already  too   powerful,  and  will   loo''c  with unfriendly eyes upon any plan which  will enable it to further tighten us grasp  upon   the- throat   of   the   people.      lis  influence al reach casts a shadow ever tin  whole Dominion.    The   present  government seems, like ihe former, to   be yeihi  ing to it="3crJuc.ioii5.    The   C.P.R.'s surveyors are already at work in the   Kooic-  nay   en   the  proposed line.    The   B., O  Southem   with   its   vast crown  grants'of  coal and timbei lands ha-4 doubiles6- br-en  secured.     It   is   evident   the   road   fro1--  Lethbridge  into   the   Koot'enay   is   all it  contemplates���������a''feeder   of th.   C.P.i-'  and a robber of the Coasr.    So whilo we  do not approve of the  language used, we  think the position  taken  by our mernb.-r  is correct: - don't turn the balance of  tin  country  over tc the  C.P.R.    Our  chi-..-  hope is in our own  h-gi lature.    It   need  not  be  too  timid.     Assist   the   railway  from the head of   Bute Inlet to Q.esnelle  and from the   Coast into the   Kootenay,.  'eaving no gap.    In time the   Panama or  Nicaraguan canal will be built,   and then  .ve can trade   directly with   England and  he no longer  compelled  to be the tail to  ���������:he eastern kite.  THE C_-I_03_. ASfD   Ma.  MOIBTSBS.  j^   ME question of by whom the   Crow's  Nest Pass Railway ought to be constructed is a somewhat  vexed one.    If built as  an independent   line, will it   pay?    What  are to be its eastern connections?    If not  owned   by the   government,   would it not  be   soon   united   with   the   C.P.R., in its  tr iflii*    arrangements?    If built    by   the  C.P.R.,   under a reservation   of power in  the government   to fix the maximum rate  to be charged for   passenger and   frieghl  ,  rates,  would not   the best  interest of the  people be conserved?    These are some of  the   questions   asked by the   Globe,  and  the conclusions reached by   it have been  favorable  to   such  an    arrangement  as  would   permit  the  C.P.R.,   to build   the  railway under restrictions.    The Globe ig  supposed  to  have   very   great  influence  with the  government, and to foreshadow  its policy.    Mr.  Mclnnes,   without doubt  attacked it with great virulence on the floor  of parliament,-and doubtless also without  any proof of his assertions.   Nevertheless  the Globe by its course has greatly assisted the   C.P.R.,   in   its   designs  and   the  effect of its powerful  advocacy has been  to   discourage those who   would be   glad  to see the  government  lvuild4 or at   least  a-sist  an   independent line   upon   condition   that  it should be  operated'as such  under proper penalties for the  forfeiture  of its   franchises.     Eastern   connections  W. C. T. U. NOTES  The Pittsburgh Dispatch saya the following is a true story in ail respects, except  that the name is chaug-jil. Dj-you kno������v it.  tpj>8.irs to .-lie that t'-e inij.-rifcy of thu fn'-.h-  er-i who keep salooaa are sv.d o be kini',  ^ooil-hearfce.l ���������neu so far as the treatment i-������  their own cniMren ia cor-ceraed. 15 is a pity  that the sorrow* which thoir bu.ii-e-s bri.igi  upou the childf-n o? their cus.o-n-rs do nos  -.���������Fte-ier touch their hearts and ea_si them tn  .-ive up ho hurcful a m. -..nod of makh-g a  ���������ivin^. Ls-r. ic rather g lining a "dying"  H one migii- c -ia 9 loh a-i ex-K-s'iou ?  ','1 heir that .Smith ha-* j'ist s ml hia saloon," said out) of 1 coupl. of mid ile-.igecl  who sat sipjing fcJic.ii*- beer and eatia:.j a bit  of cheese in a Si'nibhii.lil 3fcr__t ailoou.  "���������Ye.," responded the other rather slowly. "Wriat was the reason ? I thought'ho  was jusS coiaiag mousy there. "���������  The other nibbled a er-.icker  ab-tractndly  for a moment, and then naif!. ���������'Ifc'.-i rather   a  funny .*;>ry.    S nivi.   yon   kn-nv.   live-,  on  Mt.   WdHhington, righ. iww- in -,   wlir'r-j   he  has  an   excellent   wif������,   a  nice   home,    and  three  a."i proftSj' ohitciresi as ������-v-e r ^l-.-yc-tl  out  doors���������ill   hoy., yo 1 ko-.-v, the  oid.-t  not  over  nine,   a-id   ail  ab"_;   i!i���������   sa.-u >    -si/..-.  Smith i. a pru.ty ������*���������>-*_ "i.'>l_ .-i-jj-r,   ->f uiv/: -u.  never  dr-iuk-i   or   gi-noi.*,   .iad  thmi.-   t':u;  world of hl-i fi-nily.  "W-ll he want horn-* on:; afc-jriioon last  week, aad found hi ��������� wit-, oul *hopping o>  something of that sort. FI_ went throujh  the house i..t<> the bao!*. yard, and th_re under the apple free were tho little f-ilow.-,  playing. They had a bench and some hot-  ties and tumbler., and were play in _��������� 'keep  saloon.' He noticed tnai .hey were drinking something out of a pail, and tha. they  acted tip.y. Cue youugosc who wm. behind  ?,he bar, bad a towel ti.d around his waist,  and was setting the driuks up prescy free.  Smith walked over and looked in the pal.  It was beer aud two of the boys were so drunk  that they staggered. A neighbour's boy,  two year, older, lay asleep behind the tree.  "Boys, you must- no4-, drink that!" b<-  said as he lifted the six-year-old from behind the bene!).  "We'a  playin's'loon, papa, and I  was  a  seisin' it just like you," said the little fellov.  Smith  poured  out  the  beer,    earned    the  druukeu boy home, and then took  his   own  boys home  and  put  them  to   bed.    When  his   wife came back  sho   found   him  crying  like a child.    Re came down  that night and  sold out hi3 busi-ie-s, aud says he will never  sell o������* drink auother  drop   of  liquor.    His  wife told 'mine about it, aud she broke dowu  crying while she told abou". it."  How to MCand a Whip.  If the break is in the la.-ge part of the  whip and the cover rem tins, whole, c.v���������',-  the broken phic^i with;a ferrule, or stiff.'-- it.  with splints of whalebone, ;md wind c'oseiy.  with linen thread.  If the cover also 'a broken, it will be necessary to make wire fa-.teners. T.-i-.< i.-  done by cutting small wire (that used t.-r  hairpins is ab.mt right:) into two- u<-h  lengths, sharpauing b >tii ends and beudiiu.;  them at each end so as to make fastener--*.  Have tho broken, parts h-dd riimly together and drive in the ia.iteuers. Tnrte will  be sumceut for a break iu thy small par*4 i>f  the   whip, but five or six will   be   necessary  for the stock.  After rhe fasteners are in place wind  closely with lineu thread to cover them aiid  extend one-hdf inch ac each eud. The color of the whip cau be matched in Ulster rope  linen, which coibs only 3 cents per, skein,  aud th? mended place will be scarcely noticeable. If ihe .racker is worn a new oue can  be made from the skein of rope linen.  A carriage whip should be hung up when  not iu U3e.    A convenient holder is made by  COUETElf AY.  O JUTE'S A.Y is a -pleasant village situated \  n uoth sid'-s of the Courienay River, ar.d on  t e ro d up the Settlameut, three miles from  ���������"oiiio.--Bay. The road to Union also passes  ti-ou_;hit. It has a eentral position. Here  _ro two hotels, one first class store, a saw mil],  s )da-water works, post office, shops, etc. It is  a favorite place for fishermen und hunters.  COMOX.  C')_\TOX is a village beaniifulJy located on the  '������������������15- of the same trim;, in Comox District. A  Pr-icticc Range. Me.-s House and Wharf, have  lately been o.t-iblishe.! on Ihe ���������.������_���������._. Spit which  r'orm.s ihe harbor, by eh.- naval --ml horiti'03. and  iis--i-e some on-?, of i4.������r Mnjest.'s Ships ie to be  ifon'id Lwo-thirds of tho tiir.������. i'lero is a po-1  ffi-i-r.. i-v'i h '(.-la. tw.j stores, bakory, etc. Tlie  .-jcti-novy is yvaud, and }.rcod lji-nliu-_: num. Tho  City of K-'.ru-iroo from Victoria calls haro. on  Wednes-J.ij"-, --.ml depart- from b'riday  moridng..  U N I O N.  TH IS TOWN, the eastern p.;n of which  m called Cumberland, is finely situated  on the foot hi'ls, of the Bufnrd Mountians,  about 500 feel above the waters of the  Georgian Straits, and 60 miles north of  Nanaimo. It is connected with Bayne  Sound, by a line ol railway 13 miles' in  length. , Its principal industry is coal  mining. It turns out from 700 tons to  1,000 ions of coal per dav of the best  _:eam coal. This is transferee! over the  railway to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) to  the ships and steamers and tugs with  scows awaiting to receive it. The fine,  c.ial ii4. manufactured here into a good  article of coke which bids fair to grow  into an immense industry of itself. Extensive bunkers are being constructed at  the Wharf in connection with the coal  industry.  Union is the market place for the  Comox farming settlement, and contains  3,000 population. It has one large  Departmental Store besides two general  stores, gfour large hotels, two saw mills,  two merchant tailoring establishments,  various shops, such as dry goods, tin and  hardware, metal, ' harness and saddlery,  livery, je-vlery, stationery, bakeries, and  barber shops, photograph 'gallery, brass  band, a graded school, four churches,  and a newspaper. It is reached by  steamer from Victoria and Nanaimo.  ������*JMC*M __V-N--->  -A.T.  #  Anderson's  METAL WORKS  The following Lines are  Represented  Watches, clocks and jewellery  KKATLV   REPAIRED =  Tin, sheetiron, and copper work  BlCVCLKS  Rl-I'AIREi1  ���������Guns and rifles, repaired  PIumbins: in all its branches,  Pu-mpt", sinks and piping,  Electric bells placed.  Speaking tubes placed  Hot air furnaces,  Folding bath and improved  Air-tight stoves, specialties  Office and Works :'^BsfflS.!r'.  Nanaimo Cigar Hactory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������     Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures the finest cigars and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign cigars  when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTICLE tox the same money  i^_5^_^=__l^������_*@     _  ������ FISHING  TACKLE   O   line    of  Rods,  Minnows,  , , , ,   ,   ,    _    r ��������� ,.- ���������    I driving two u.iila into the wall almost  close  could be provided; but of course, all this j t()gech|rt    This will cafccll the   kaot ia  th6  would involve vast   expense.     The whole { cracker  and  the  weight  of  the whip  will  .... , .1 keep it straight,  subject is   one for   legitimate   discussion, j     A good whipto Ugc  about the  farm  is  If   Mt.  Mclnnes'   language   was  unwar- j ma te tram the scock of a worn out  carnage  I whip  and  a la h cut from thick   cow-hide,  r.inled, as we think it was, still it must be j Turn one end of the la������h on itself and fasten  said that of the Globe was equally intern- j j*  *-ith a copper rivefc to form a small   loop.  n ! Draw a six in.h str p <<f Ua her'hrough the  perate and undignified. . The majority of 1 loop, ta_k one end o 1 each a'd   of thu  whip  the people do not favor the position taken I ^f *f wj?d it,8eiUr J with  a waxed  1     ' ' end such as shoemakers use,  Lines, ['"lies,  jp   Spoons,    Baskets,    Fly-  ������ books,      Gut,      Casts,  M, Hooks, etc , in stock.  (jf      Write    for   anything  you need and get it   by  return boat.  1/      J. SAMPSON,  Box 387.   Nanaimo B.C.  ^���������^C^-^^-_**,^^3ig^4t%_^fl  Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.  Steamer City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  The   Steamer  CITY of NANAIMO  -will .-ail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers  and .'rciprh. nt.'-y offer ,  Lor, vO Victoria., Tuesdiiy, 7 a. ui.  "   Nantiimo for Conifjx, \Vudi>csdajr,  7 h. m  Louve (.'omo*c for Niiiiuimo,       Kriduya, 7 a.m.  N.'in-.iinio for Victoria    Suturduy, 7 ft.ni  For freight-or  state   rooms  apply "on  hoard, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Storo street.  lis   vnviv^  Florist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  Seeds. Ornamental ;Tpees5?and  Shpubs always.  Also   bulbs .in   variety,    including*  Hyacintlis, 'Narcissus,   Fuchias,  Tulips and I_illies.  -B.C.  Union,  -i >m j w-f-wp-i  IV.'  I  Contraets and Day Work    a  "WANTED &  MATSUKAWA  Address���������Maisukawa, Japanese  \.)   Boarding, House, next Brick yard.  ^  fjw. S. D ALBY, D.DS. & L D.s|'  1  Dentistry no all its Branches  .'C-l    ' Plate wo) k. filing a__d oxt--acting     r"'  ^"OtlSee ojipoaiu Waverly Hotel, Union k-  'S  ���������^?&W'  Hour.-.��������� 9 .������ i������ . to 5 p.m. aud from     ft4  0 ; .in. to 8 p.m. Q-  J". -A.   __^,A0Z.j_H]OnD  General     Teaming.       Pov/cki  Oil,   Etc.,   Hfuled.  -Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  ������  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  ������w_p���������wiw-ii' mtm  Drs. Lawrence  &. Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  Tj__<r_co__<r b.c.  We have appointed Mr. James Abrams oui collector until rurtner notice, to whom all overdue accounts  ���������may be paid.  CUMREKXAND    S2IOE    SHOP.  I have moved into my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, wharelam prepared  to manufacture and repair all Winds of  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call.  NELSON PARKS.  DOM  TAKITOUR.  MOOAL PiPIE?  It publishes all that is worthy of notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  .. Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports  GOOD   ORDER,   PUBLIC   ENTER-  i  PRISES, THE CHURCHES, FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of a-ncourag-inent.  It Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories,  Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original "Chatter."  And is the ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER in the PROVINCE  which has a TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE.  It is the exponent of the district, ar.d  by it the district will be judged by the  outside public.  It is as CHEAP as a good paper can  be produced in a country district.  Give it your generous support and there  will be increased improvements.  -"STDealer in  "Stoves and Tinware  Plumbinar and general  Sheetiron work  ' PROMPTLY    DOME  _STAgent for the  Celeb rQte d G u r n e y  c Souvenir Stoves  *"5 e*������ i'i  ��������� Range s*-  Maizui act i\rer of  tlio  New Air-tight heaters  Society     Cards  i.  O.    F.  Union Lodge,   No.   ji,   meets   eery  Friday niffht at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attenid.  F. A. Anlky, R. S.  Cumberland .Lodge,  A. F. & A. Mf B. C. R.  Union, B. C.  Lodge  meets    first   F riday    in   e������ch  month.    Visiting brethren  are  cordially  invited to attend.  L.   Mounce. Sec.  Hiram Lcx.ge No 34 A.F .& A.JVL,B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets 011 eveiy Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers    cordially  requested  to attend.  K. S. McConnell,  Secretary..  Cumberland   Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F:,   Union.  Meets every alternate   Wednesdays ot  each month at  8   o'clock p. m.    Visiiiiijj  brethren cordially united to attend.  John Combe, Srnbe.  S. OF T.  Unian Division No." 7. S������yns of Temperance meets in Free -viast.n's Hill,  Union  cveiy Monday evfariir.g at 7:30.  Vi^itin^ iri_n.u5& cor������luili) invited ta  attend.  THOS. DICKINSON, R. S.  NCX-ICE    ���������  Any peifori or persons <ik*siroving o-r  v.-iihhdlding the l.tgs and ban_!-> ������-i" ther  L'nion i.re.������very CoinpasiA Ltd ol Nanaimo, will he prwhcculcci. A iil.-ei.il reward  will be; pt-id lor ir.!uu_vAiion ieadin>- to-  conviction.  W.  E. Norris, Sec'y  /  IVER'Y-  -���������_- ^���������'^j������'jc//pJjr^jf^  I a_n prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  ahd de Teas-t-liig  At reasons ble rates_  D. Kilpatpick,  Union, B. C.  EAM1NG-  BO VBAI.9'  EXPERIENOC.  TRADE  (MARKS,  DE8ICNS,  COPYRIGHTS  Ac  Anyone sendlnfr a Bketoh and description may  quickly ascertain, free, whether an invention i_.  probably patentable. Commantca.frns strictly  confidential. Oldest q-~f_ncy forsecurinKPatenta  in America.   Wo have a "vr__ibinoeon-office.  Patents taken tbrouid. 2di_nn & Co. reoeiT*  ���������pectal notlco in th������ -----t������  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  ^^.:llll1iy������i1Jn9tratV3d' J������*?������*est cli-cnlation ������  iiy scientific Journal, weeity, terms $3.G0 a yeajfi  J*??..'3- mojiths.    Specimen^ oopl._^nd_______i  beantlfult;  an;  {1.5  B01  OK ON Patkstts sent frec.������������Ad-X(^  MUNN   &  C������.,  361 Broadway, ������������w York.  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave;  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Avrams.  r;u  /?_  hi  ''1  I  1  [i I*-*-'  THE    WEEKLY    NEWS    APRIL,    20th,     1S97.  rf  I1WS EEYISIID.  n-frr-rr ���������"��������� mirnw  The clash of arms between Greece _-'*d   }  Turkey has bej-un  crossed the frontier into Macedonia, and  then issued a proclamation '-ailing' up'jn  the -people to rise for freedom. Gladstone predicts success for the Greeks.  ���������There appears little new with reference  io Cub,1, the Cuban, pursuing" a dilatory  policyTuid'avoiding a. pitched battle.  It is announced .'Great ttrit'iin lias  . secured Thyack Island at the entrance  to Delagoa bay. It is s;rd the bay itself  feas been leased from Portugal by the  Imperial government.  The First Lord of the Admiralty in a  speech at the farewell banquet tendered  , to the newly appointed High Commissioner ir South Africa, said referring to  the presence of British blue jackets and  marines in South Africa: "They are there  '  to support Sir Alfred- Milner -.This  country is determined to maintain its  supremacy in these quarters, and will  back its high , commissioner with the  power of the British empire/'  The Imperial parliament has lately  discussed the food .question. It cliims  its reserve food supply would not last  three weeks. Mr. Balfour did not think  there was danger ef foreign countries  refusing to supply Great Britain with  food. The United Stites, he insisted  ��������� would not allow food to be declared  contraband of war. The two countries  could stand ' against any conceivable  combination of powers. Great Britain  depended on her navy.  Canada will be well  represented at the  Queen's Jubilee.  The   Dominion   estimates  are   down,  but show nothing for this district  which  c m get only a weekly mail foi its  4,000  inhabitants,  but the  Victoria post office  get $73,000;   Nanaimo    harbor  $6,000;  Columbia   river    improvements,     above  Golden, $5,000;   Fraser  river,   improvement of the ship channel, $2,090; general  repairs   and   improvements    to  harbir,  river and bridge   works, $3.0)0;   Skeena  river, $3,500; Columbia river, removal of  rock   Revelstoke, $2,000;   Duncan   river,  1 norovements   $3,000;   Okanag^n   rive-4,  ������ n prove ment  of, $5,000;   William   Head  quarantine, repairs to wharf and i in prove-  *nent of water service, $675.  The Coquitlam ran upo:i the rocks at  Grief Point near Texada Island and is  reported a total loss.  The Czir and President of the French  Republic are to exchange visits tiext  summer.  L uly Aberdeen delivered the  A-.Llr.-s  before   th_ University -������f Chicago,   A;*ril  ist.  Daniel   Limont  is to  be placed at the  head of th. Northern Pacific railway.  The newsDa'pers are calling upon the  Attorney-General to pros_3_te the R >_s-  -ind Mining Rev*icv far declaring the  B. C. government is composed of thieves  and the owners of the B. C. Southern'  charter are theives, highway robbers and  pirates. '  William Henry Thedore Dtirrant has  been again sentenced to death. This  time the execution is fixed for June nth  The latest reports from the Yukon confirm its richness. The news from Koote-  ���������ay, Texada and Alberni, is also of the  most encouraging character.  The mayor of Nanaimo has been  summoned before the Police. Magistrate  to answer the charge of libel���������a result of  the petty police enibroglio..    .  The devastation caused-.by the* floods  in the Mississippi valley is assuming  tremendous proportion s.  f ������������_FTher_- is Nothing  LEATHER  LIKE  1  i t  _._.  it le Sell Pat. f ogu__er  So here it is : :  Single Harness at $lo, $12, $1? per set  and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips al 10,   25,   50  and a good   Rawhide for 75 cfcnts, and a Whale Bone  at $1 and up to $2.  BARKER & POTTS,  BARRiSTE; S,  SOLICITORS,  NOTARIES.   &e.  Office liooni 2, -VlcPiiee & Moor. -B'id'g and a,L  NANAIMO. i4.  C.  V. O.  DRAW'EIt   IS.   ���������   ,  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  ei.o   Netary Public  Street,    Union, B.  C.  Barrister,  Office:���������First  Bottler  I have the largest Stock  of  WHIPS   in  town and also" the  Beet ^^GpeaLs^at^rp BOxES  For Twenty-Five Cents-  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  t  Promptly and  NEATLY DUNE  Repairing  Wesley Willard  Ladies Home Journal  ' This isa journal which every Canadian lady should have.  It is edited  by 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 $1.00 per annum.     We,  have made such arrangements  that we are enable  to   furnish  it for 50 cents   per annum to  everv subscriber to The News  not in arrears for  his siibscrip  tion.     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  a':  the   time    the    cash.    Where  the husband subscribes for the  News, the wife may have  the  C AN AW AN    H O.M E    J O U R N AL  (which is a large magnificent  monthly gotten up in the best  of style) sent her on the above  terms.  YARWOOD  &   YOUNG  BABBJSTEKS and SOLICITORS  Corner of Bastion aud Oouiuiercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street undDunamuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday   o  each month and remain ten days.  Cumberland Hotel.  ��������� Union, B. C.  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  North of Victoria,  r\.nd the best kept house.  Puntledge Bottling Works.  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,    MANUFACTURER  OF  '.  SODA  WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  S&rsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphate's and Syrups  -*������������������������������������   of  iJifterent   Brands   of   Lager  Beer,, Steam Beer   and  Porter  Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.  .I-Z-EGr _B___-_E__R. SOLD _F*0_Eo C-__-S__:-3: 0__NT_[__-_r  COURTENAY, B. C.  H. A. Simpson,  Barrister __ Solicitor, r.o's a ._> 4  Commercial Street.  _4N_s_a>4*r_������_._:___:o,   __._   c\  Spacious Billiard Room  r  and new.  Billiard and Pool Tables  Best of Wines and Liquors  A FINE STOCKOF-  ana stationery;  T. D.  McLean  j"_35]^a^_h]i:j_h:.t_^ -  T_T__TIC__*T, _B_ O.  H. J. Tiieobi  .  louse and Sip Painter  SUBSCRIBE FOR "THE NEWS."  $2 00 PER 1NNUM.  if ������1R    SBXJ6  FOR SALE.���������My house and two lots  in  the village pf Co-artenay.  K. Gkaxt, Union.  FOR SALE���������Cleared oorner lot on Pen-  Penrith Avenue, sell cheap, term- easy.  Enquire at "News Ofmcb."  FOR SALE, RANCH���������One mile and a  half from Union, contains 180 acres  and will be disposed of at a low _i$-ure. En*  ���������quire of James Abrams.  FOR SALE.���������Centre board boat fifteen  feet reel, mast and sails complete. Cost  475.00 last year. Will be sold for $30.00  ������ash. Apply to H. Kirby, Kingcome Inlet,  ���������or to Duncan Bros., Comox.  For Sale.���������The dwelling house and  lot on Maryport avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is ii storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, News Office.  WANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquire  at "News Office.  Notice to Taxpayers.  _.+��������� _,_ +_  Afiseseiiient Act and Provincial  B,eve<aue Tax.  Paper-Hanging, KaJsomining  i4  and  Decorating.  GRAINING A SPECIALTY.  All Orders Promptly Attended to  Union, B. C.  FOR REMT-The boarding  house late  ly occupied by Mr.  A.   Lindsay.    Apply  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  ���������Store.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  accordance wiih the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and Taxes levied  under the Assessment Act are now due  for the year 1897. All of -he above named  Taxes collectible within the Comox, Nelson, Newcastle, Denman and Hornby  Islands Division of the District of Comox, are payable at my office.  Assessed Ta������es are collectible at the  following rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 30th,  1897���������Provincial Revenue, $3.00 per  capita.  Three-fifths of one 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   after    June 30th,   1897���������  Four-fifths of one per cent on Real  Property.  Three per cent  on   Wild Land.  Three-fourths of one percent on Personal Property.  Three-fourths of one per c������it on  Income.  W. B. Anderson,  Assessor and Collector.  January 1897.  B,  irher  Shop  ���������       ���������  -   AND  _      *  *      0  n'9;'.  _*,_'  stab'li&h  ment  O. H.  Hecliner,  FBOFHIBTOI-  tSj-J  !__s������ss5|ys_-?  NOTICE  "An Act to   Prevent    Certain    A_������i-  mals from Running at I/arge���������1������_>8"  Stock owners are hereby notified tf>  keep all Swine, Stallions of one \ear old  and upwards, and Bulls over nine months  old, under proper _nciosure, as all ai_i-  mals of these descriptions, found running  at large will be dealt with under the provisions of the Act referred to.  Comox, B. C.       W. B. Anderson,  June 7th, 1896. Gov't Agent.  BEB&mm  _______  _3__E__.  Why send away for your printing  when you can get it done equally as well at  the News? Our prices are reasonable, and  we are now prepared to turn out everything  in thelino of Job Pkintino.  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular.  J; A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER,  ���������*a"x<rxo>T, 33. c.  O-E-C-E.A._?! 0_._C__a-A._P  WOYEH WISE FERGHG  WIRE ROPE SELVAGE.  ������C8T  STEEL  WIRE  T H. E S E '  -fllGIItiSr  AS WELL AS  Mc Mullen's   choice  ^^^ST^'^ Steel Wire Netting for  Trellis, . Poultry Yards,   Lawn Fencing,   etc.,  are   sold    much   Lower  before.  * *       ���������  They, are the best.  Merchant for them.  this  year,   than ever  r   ���������  Ask   your Hardware  GO TO  Clocks, watches; books  1  FOR  AT-  Posters  Pamphle  Circulars  Letterheads  GOOD PAPER  GOOD INK  ^ Our   Work   Speaks  Dar.ce Programmes Menues  Visiting Card ' "'Mourning   Card  Billheads       ' Statements  Envelopes Noteheads  o  UR  Wo  RTH  family,  and    I  to get it.    Undoubtedly it  is tlie  . I presume we have used over  ���������one   hundred   bottles  of Piso's  Cure   for 'Consumption   in   my  am   ^continually    advising   others  I ever used.���������W. G. M eltenbergter. Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894. 1 sell Piso's Care for Consumption, and never have any com- aa  plaints.-���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Bhorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  ;:^:WPJS7Q?6'lt>.ORE:--F'OJ?>>  The Best Cough Syrup.  JTastes Good. Use in feline.  " 1 by Druggists.  riGplVSMM PflO N;|  THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.    4-   >   -f|  >   4-   V/ORLD-W1DE (.iRCULATION.;  ! Twenty Pa������:es; Weekly; Illustrated.!  Indispensable to Mining Men.  1 THREE DOLLARS PER YEAR. POSTPAID.  SAMPLE C0PIE8 FREE.  MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Cal.,  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent for the Alliance Fire  insurance Company of Lon  don   and   the   Phoenix o  Hartford.   Agent for the Provincial  Building and Loan Association of Toronto   Union, B.C. ���������B  A SONG  OF THE  CAMPFIRE.  Oh, .he sparkle of the caiapfirei on the sheltered woodland shore,  With tha forest for a background and the lake  spread out before,  While the frail canoes come tossing home to  harbor in the bay ��������� .    i  And the star above the sunset marks the passing of the dayl  Aa the summer night grows deeper, how the  , . flame illumes the pines  And its wavering reflection on the starlit water shines'  We have drawn a ring of magic in the. wilderness and gloom, ��������� '���������  And the darkness looms beyond it like the  walls of some vast room. ,  Gathers now the twilight circle, each bronzed  camper in his place,  While the laughter of the firelight  meets the  laughter on his face,  And we sing, the  good  old  ballads' and the  rolling college glees  Till tho owl  far up  the mountain hbota defl-  ���������   ance in the trees.  .;  Then tho story and the laughter pas3 the merry circle round, '  And the intervening siience thrills with many  d    a woodland sound-  Now the weird and  ghostly challenge  of  the  solitary loon,'   -  Now the whistle of a plover journeying southward 'neath tho moon.  Ah, the charm that hangs forever   round the  campflre's ruddy glow ���������������������������  For the sage and for the  savage, for the high  and for the low!* ,  There is something  grand and  godlike being  roofed with stars and skias  ____, lulled solemnly to slumber by primeval  lullabies. '  ���������James Buckham in Youth's Companion.  SHAKO AND COIF.  Renee I> to Blanche S :  ANGERS, May 15, 1871.  Here we are, my dear Blanche, comfort-  , ably established  in a  country house near  Angers belonging  to  Mere Ste. Ursule's  ��������� brother-in-law, and have been here for the  past week. ; But I am still so bewildered  by all  that  has  happened that I feel as if  awakening from a dream.    As you know,  I remained at the convent at Neuilly with  my little sister Lilicand six other boarders,  orphans like ourselves, or whose parents,  living in foreign parts, could not come to;  take them away.    There were in all four  tittle  and  four large  girls.    At first all  went smoothly���������no more lessons or tasks;  only a short recitation  in. the  afternoon  for fun.    We spent the day in the park,  playing or reading amusing  books.    But  *_he mothers  looked sad and worried, and  to be sure our quiet did not last long.  Although you have been a year in society, you have "not, I am sure, forgotten  one of the oddest customs at the dear old  convent.  Every little while, you remember,  dur  ing recreation one of the mothers crossed  the court and sounded her clapper.  This was a.signal to stop our^play and  remain silent while the mother repeated a  verse or two of. the gospel or the "Imitation." ,���������'.. o.   ;  Then the clapper sounded again and recreation was resumed.' This was to remind  us that we have souls to save and that  our games of croquet or ball must not  make us forget it.  Well, one day���������the 25th of March, Ire-  member���������we were about to play hide and  seek, when Mere Ste. Angele came out  witli her clapper. Clack, clack! Everybody stood still. The mother began, " What  shall it profit a man if he gain the whole  world"���������  Bourn, bourn! It was a shell, my dear,  thrown by the commune. It burst in a  tree not ten feet away. Mere Ste. Angele had not the courage" to finish her sentence. The clapper fell from her hand.  The little ones began to cry. I took Lili  in my arms and we ran to the study room.  The rest of the day and the night passed  without incident, and we began to quiet  down, but when we were in the refectory  and the soup had just been served:  Bo am, bourn!  A shell burst on the roof  .���������_.__��������� time was very long, *"*t Mere  Ste. Felicite���������you remember her, she who  went through the Crimean war���������-could not  isear the stifling air of th������ cellar and said  quite seriously to the mother superior,  "Pray, mother, let ine go out; I will take  &"_v -unbrella." We had been four or five  days in hiding, when a company of Ver-,  sailles soldiers took possession of the convent.' The captain paid us a visit to encourage us, as he said, but partly, I fancy,  to gratify his curiosity. He was very nice  indeed, this captain, and quite aristocratic looking. Not very good looking, perhaps, but with a slender, graceful figure  and an air of goodness, frankness and en-  ������������������_���������*���������*���������; .They called hitn Captain d'Orsanne^  It was easy to see that he was of noble  birth, still very young and wearing a medal for bravery during the war. He staid  a full hour with us, talkedcheerfully, gave  Mere Ste. Felicite news of an old general whom she had known lh the Crimea  and found out that Mere Ste. Ursule was  sister to one of his comrades at St. Cyr.  "He was charming and petted Lili till he  quite won her; heart. The next day he  sent us fresh meat and vegetables���������we had  nothing left but dried provisions. ,' He  came to see us every day, often bringing  bonbons and dainties to the little ones, always giving Lili the lion's share.  On Easter day, our good chaplain, Abbe  Jusselin, whom we saw now. and then,'  told us that he would hear our confessions  as usual.  Captain d'Orsanne had told us that very  morning that a sortie of the communist*  was expected and that his company would  probably fight that day. He added thai  we had nothing to fear, but you may imagine our feelings.        ' ,  Abbe Jusselin heard our confessions in  a corner of the coal cellar. The big girls  ���������especially Bertha Malvan, who alwayi  wore her handsome cousin's picture in a  locket; you remember her���������sobbed bitterly, and thought their last hour had come.  Lili, who is 6, made,her ���������first confession  that day. I can't imagine what she told  Abbe JusselinV but she would do what big  sister did. ''���������'''." >"���������.  Confession over, Abbe Jusselin. gave tu  a very solemn general absolution, as in  time of great danger, and exhorted us ta  make the sacrifice of our lives to God.  "Bah," I heard Mere Ste. Felicite mutter, "he should not talk so to children."  Then he administered communion, still in  the cellar where the Holy Sacrament had  been brought several days before. It wa.  very impressive, I can tell you, and 'we  felt' like the early Christians in the cata-'  eombs. ���������'.,''���������"'���������'.  That evening Captain d' Orsanne  back with  his coinp-ny.    Thsy ^rs  torious, of course (I will confess to you that  I had made  special  prayers for the  captain),   but   they   brought   back   several  wounded. ���������  One of the cellars was cleared out foi  their reception, and the nuns took care ol  them. I wanted to help nurse them, but}  the superior would not let me. I complained to the , captain, and he told me  smilingly that my duty was to stay with  my little sister. ��������� But we could not stay in  the cellar forever. The captain said that  the war would certainly last a month longer, so we must decide what to do. The  8th of May the superior told us that we  were going to Angers, where her brother-  in-law, a wealthy'manufacturer, had offered us his protection and a shelter. We each  took a little bundle of. clothes, and, in order to  carry as much as possible, wore  I began to laugh like a little goose, and  he said without preamble, "Well, Mile.  Benee, how is little Lili and Mere Ste.  Ursule and Mere Ste. Felicite?"  Mme. de Lys and my guardian did not  understand it at all and looked at us in  amazement. In short, we met like two  old friends, the commandant and I���������for  he is a commandant at 35,, my dear.  To be sure, he is not a count or a marquis, as I fancied, but that makes no difference. 'BENEE.  Fragment of a letter from Commandant  d'Orsanne to Jean L-������������������" " -.".������������������������������������������������������*���������.  Pakis, Sept. 21, 1874.  Guess whom I met the other day at your  Aunt de Lys'. My little convent girl of  the commune. Do you remember? She  is 20 now and perfectly charming.; We renewed our campaign experiences.  "''-'".���������.'. ,"''..,���������   ������������������'���������        JACQUES.     .  Paris, Nov. 15, 1874.  ,,' M.P-������������������ has the honor to announce  the marriage of Mile. Benee L������������������, his  ward, to M. Jacques d'Orsanne, chief ot  battalion of the Thirty-first line and chevalier of the Legion of/Honor.���������-From the  French For Short Stories.  came  of au adjoining house.  "To the cellars, children, quick, quickj"  cried the superior, Mere Ste. Ursule.  "Take your plates and napkins!" And  down the stairs we rushed, plate in hand,  spilling half our soup on the steps. The  little ones thought it very amusing this  time, and Lili was delighted.  "Into the coal cellar���������that is safest!"  cried the mother superior from above.  Tlie lay sisters spread sheets on the ground,  and we seated ourselves on sticks of wood  thrown down here and there and finished  this highly dramatic breakfast right merrily. Not the least sign of a shell till nightfall. We went to bed in the dormitory,  as usual; but, as you may suppose, we did  not sleep much, excepting Lili, who*rn I  had taken into my little bed. The lights  had been extinguished, and we were much  more afraid in the dark. About 10 o'clock  a great blaze of light suddenly illumined  our windows. Almost at the same moment  the glass was shivered to atoms by a violent explosion.  "Jesus���������Maria!" cried Mere Ste. Ursule, whose bed was near ours. "Quick,  to the parlor, children!" A new procession was formed, more melancholy than  that of the morning. The lay sisters followed, carrying our mattresses, while we  dragged our sheets and coverlids along by  the light of the dim lantern.  I carried Lili, for in all this noise and  confusion she had wakened only a moment  and had fallen asleep again at once. We  arranged our beds in the great parlor and  lay down as we were told to do.  But further explosions were  heard near  V-  "To the cellars, to the cellars!" cried  the superior again. "You will be safer  there. Be good little girls and pray to  God!"  We staid there a fortnight. The noise  of firing was almost continuous. We saw  through the loopholes the beautiful trees  ln our park shattered by shells. We read,  we played games, even blind man's buff  and hide and seek, for there were good  hiding places behind the piles of wood and  rubbish, only, unfortunately, we knew  them all in a few days. The little ones  grew very weary, and the big girls cried  now and then. I controlled myself not to  alarm little Lili. Sometimes between  noon and 2 o'clock there was a little lull,  and we stole cautiously out and picked up  pieces of exploded shells in tho garden.  two.pairs of stockings, two chemises and  two or three petticoats. The nuns, by way  of precaution, put on ordinary dresses and  hats, instead of their habits and veils.  Such .dresses, my dear, and such hats I  Mere Ste. Felicite had unearthed them  from heaven knows where, and the pooi  mothers looked like frights, excepting poor  little Mere Ste. Agatha, who is so pretty  that she looked quite a fine lady.  We left the convent at nightfall by the  little gate at the end of the park, and Captain d'Orsanne accompanied us to the last  outpost. On the bridge over thei Seine a  puff of wind carried away Mere Ste. Ursule's bonnet, and we all laughed a little,  but just as the captain was about to leave  us a shell hissed over our heads and made  as serious enough again. The captain  bade us farewell, and Mere Ste. Ursule  thanked him warmly for his kindness to  ua. " He asked leave to shake hands with  her, then, with me and with Mere Ste.  Felicite, and he kissed Lili several times.  My heart was full at the thought that I  should probably never again see this pooi  captain, who had been so good to us.  We soon reached Courbevoie, where two  carts were waiting for us, and at 10 o'clock  we reached Versailles, where we took the  train for Angers.   And, now, that is all.  We should be very contented here at any  other time, but everything that happens is  so sad. Write to me soon, dearest. I embrace you fondly.    Yours, Renee.  Fragment of a letter from Captain d'Orsanne to Jean L :  Neuilly,  Visitation Convent,  May 15,  1871.  Just fancy, my dear fellow, I have been  here a fortnight with my company in a  convent full of nuns. We found here, besides the sisters, half a dozen boarders hidden in the cellars, for shells were falling  about like hail. These sisters were regular trumps, not much scared, and I lived  on the best of terms with them for about  ten days. One old sister knew our former  chief in the Crimea.  But the pluckiest of all, the prettiest,  the merriest, was a little boarder about 16  or 17, I suppose, named Benee. She had  a little sister, 5 or 6, to whom she made an  adorable little mother.  I escorted the party to Courbevoie the  other day, for they could not stay any  longer in the cellars. As I left them a  shell whistled past our ears. Mile. Benee  lifted her little sister and put her in my  arm. without a word, but with such a confiding air and such pretty, appealing eyes  that I was quite overcome. I shall probably never see the little girl again and only mention the pretty apparition en passant.   Yours, Jacques.  Fragment of a letter from Benee L   to Blanche S :  PAKIS, Sept. 21, 1874.  Last Sunday my guardian and I went  to dine with Mme. de Lys, an old friend of  poor mamma's. Mme. da Lys said to me,  "You are going to meet a charming man,  Commandant d'Orsanne," and just then  in he came, not changed in the least, not  a bit older. I knew him at once. He  looked rather embarrassed, aa if bethought  he know me. but was.not quite sure. Then  Geoloffical Puzzle   :.',,.���������  Take a map of the   northern   coast   of  British Columbia, and locate upon it tho  long, narrow island,   running  northwest  and southeast, marked Texada. ' This   is  the island upon which  exists   onebf the  greatest natural wonders'ever   discovered  on the coast.    Towards  the northern extremity of the island quartz mining operations are being carried ohV- It is here the  Van Anda;;and Volunteer claims   are situated, and it was- while the development  work was being done here   a few months  ago that there   was discovered a series of  caves which have puzzled geologists, and  which contain the   bones   of animals not  yet classified   b;y   the   naturalists  of the  continent. Starting at the surface, where  the;seam-'was traceable   from,   a   tunnel  was; driven into the side   of   the   mountain, and continued   for  6onie_distanoe  without any other than, the ordinary conditions   generally   observable;    but suddenly, after the firing of a   shot, the endr  of the tunnel was found  to  have opened  out into a natural cave. On being entered  this cave was found to contain' the whitened bones of   some   large, animals in a  state' of perfect preservation and the general indicatibns that this   had,   at   some  me-historic   age,   been   the   den of some  prembers   of   the   tribe   of    mammalia,  hitherto unknown.    The   seam,   or vein,  however, the course of which   the tunnel  was following, was found   continuing its  sGurse at th-s ei___r side of the   cave, ���������_���������������  tunnelling   was   proceeded   with   there.  After going a little further, another cave,  a little larger than the first,   was discovered, large   enough,   in   fact;   for half a  dozen men with candles to walk   around  and reaching to some considerable height.  More bones, similar to those in   the firs.  cave, were   found" there   also, and then,  a* a little distance beyond   this   again, a  third and still larger cave   was   entered.  How it was th"at ithese   caves   could have  been formed in the direct  course   of. the  seam, by what means of ingress the beasts  whose skeletons were found   had   gaine d  .an entrance, what kind,   of   animals they  were, and what remoteness in the world's  history   is   thus   brought,   as    it   were,  down right to the end of the   nineteenth  century, are, and   may ever  remain, impenetrable mysteries.   ; _.    .   ::  The KiTing-Burs-ar.  A curious romance of burglary and  filial affection is told in the Fx-ench newspapers. It has generally been supposed to  be almost impossible to escape from the  French penal settlement at Cayenne, and  that the perils to be confronted in the  forests, both from animals and natives,  not to talk of starvation, appalled the  convicts to such an extent that they  never even thought of attempting flight.  This theory has just received a severe  shock, the description of no less than  thirty recently escaped convicts having  been circulated to the police by the Minister of the Interior.  One or two have been already captured  in France. Among these is a certain  Petitjea, who is accused of new misdeeds. Petitjean escaped from Guiana  some time ago for no other reason, he  said, than to come and embrace his old  mother, who lives at Bagnolet. He was  '. arrested, but in deference to public opinion, which was impressed by fil al affection, he was set at liberty and allowed  to remain in-France.  A fortnight ago a robbery took place on  the4 Boulevard Diclerof, in Paris, and by  tracing back the stolen goods four persons were arrested. They were all carrying knives, knuckledusters and revolvers,  and made a most desperate fight for their  liberty. Once in prison, however, they  confessed they belonged to a large gang  whose chief was Petitjean. Henoe tht  latter's arrest.  ' .*  Difference* with  Germany.  Germany cannot forgive , our country  for attracting every year a large number  of young men who are fit for military  service. She says, and with some show  of justice, * 'We have given these young  men their education at the expense of  the state, and now, when they are in  position to pay back to the fatherland  the debt they owe, they sail away to a  new country and become Americans.''  The German is unwilling to believe that  his fellow countrymen emigrate to  America because- they prefer American  institutions to those of their own country. ' On the contrary, he is "firmly persuaded that we, in some underhand  manner, entice good Germans fcway by  means of heavy bounties or fraudulent  representations made by government  agents. In fact, "so deeply grounded is  the German suspicion regarding things  American that they are ready to believe  anything about our country, so long as  it is not complimentary.  For instance, I have not only seen it  taken for granted in print, but even  heard it stated in conversation .by educated Germans who certainly meant no  disrespect to me, that our war of independence, as well as the civil war, was  won because we had in our ranks so  large a number of Germans or because  our men were drilled and commanded  by Germans. These absurd propositions  are made in such good faith that it is  impossible to dispute the matter with a  German for fear of wounding his national pride. To him there was but one  hero in the war of 1776���������namely, Steuben���������and as for thei war, of 1860, oi  course the hero was Franz Sigel.���������  North American. Review.  SPRING CHEESEMAklNG.  _"__������_._! &_rd  Lady Finger*.  A general and justifiable complaint is  : lodged  against  the   ubiquitous   small  cakes known as ' 'lady fingers,'' and everywhere seen during the season  upon  the  tray which  bears   a teapot  at  5  o'clock.  It is asked why "lady fingers"  should be  so  generally dry and  stale,  and the inquisitive wonder if  it is impossible  to  procure them under a week  ���������or-two in age.    The  trouble lies in not  knowing  how, to  treat  the  cakes.    If  they, or any other sort of sponge cakes,  are  taken while  still warm  from   the  baker's oven  into  the  excessively cold  outer air, it will be  found on reaching  home  that they are dry  and  leathery.  Should they bo set in  a closely covered  vessel, as  a  glass jar, in  a cool place  they will soften   again, and  thus cared  for last for several weeks and be perfectly palatable.    Bread  also  suffers from  exposure  to  extreme cold,   and  a  loaf  should  have  several  layers   of   paper  wrapped about it if carried any distance  in winter.    Otherwise  it will  seem  as  hard as if it had been baked for a week.  Lady fingers, it may be   added, serving  as goodies at cheerful feasts, are always  a surprise  to country bred English folk  when   they come over  here.    In  rural  England  they are commercially known  as "funeral  biscuit" and  sold only for  use  as  mourners' refreshment  with  a  glass of wine after the long drive to assist at some county funeral.���������New York  Post.  The Cause o- Fain.  The immediate cause of pain is that  there is over-stimulation of that part of  the brain where consciousness exists. All  sensations, even pleasant ones, become  painful when excessive, and theie is no  definite characteristic that separates pain  from pleasure, for what is painful at one  time may be pleasant at another, and the  difference lies in the sensitiveness of the  conscious center and not in the external  cause. Many sights and noises for example, that are pleasant to a healthy  man may become most painful to a sick  one, and what, is a pleasant taste or  smell to a hungry man may be painful  and repulsive to a full one. Excessive  stimulation producing pain may be excited in the brain itself, as when a man  "thinks" he is in pain, for there can be  no difference between thinking one is in  pain and being in pain, and the intelligence may elaborate a simple siiniulus  into a painful one as when a cruel sight  causes pain. In fact, any external or internal stimulus may produee over-stimulation of the conscious center, and so be-  oome the immediate cause of pain.  lake a Dof.  "She treats her baby as though it wero  a dog " .  "Is that possible?"  "Yes, she's hugging and kissisg it all:  the time."���������Chicago Journal. |  Tools of tbe __ake Dwellers.  Since flint is not plentiful in Switzerland we find the larger implements,  such as axes, generally made of diorite,  serpentine and the other hard stones, and  even of jade. The presence of the latter  stone is a matter of great interest, inasmuch as it probably was imported.from  the far east: It therefore seems to bear  witness. to the fact that the lake dwellers  had commercial relations with other  countries. Jade is not found in Europe,  but occurs in China, India and Egypt.  This subject, however, is still rather a  matter of controversy, for, though in  spite of many inquiries, no site for native jade has been yet discovered in Europe, some authorities believe that the  people found it somewhere in their owu  neighborhood. It is certain, from the  presence of chips in many places, that  they worked it up themselves on the  spot and that gives some countenance to  the idea. There are as many as 4,000  specimens of jade from Lake Constance  alone. Two other minerals, known as  jadeite and chlorornelanite, closely resemble jade, and these are also found in  the settlements, as well as in dolmens  in Europe.���������Hutchinson's "Prehistoric  Man and Beast."  The Pin Race.  Place two rows of pins on the carpet,  one on each side of the room. The pins  should be six inches apart. Then, at the  word of command, the two players are to  pick up one pin at a time, return with it and  place it in a bowl. The one who has picked  up all the pins first, of course, wins. There  is no stipulation as to which pin is to be  first picked up. Counters may take the  place of pins, or nuts would do. But pins  are best because of the difficulty in picking them up. Some fun may be made by  guessing who will be the winner in the  pin race.  Another Prefessor Takes _s _s=  Speaks His Mind.  In cheesemaking, as in all other lines  of dairying, in order to gain the best results cleanliness must be observed in  every particular by patron and maker  alike, the cheesemaker being careful to  reject all tainted or sour milk, as first  class goods can be made only from first  class materials.  For early cheese heat the milk to 84  or 86 degrees F. ' Stir the milk gently  while heating, for quick or rough stirring at this stage causes a loss of butter  fat. The rennet test should then be  made as soon as possible to ascertain the  degree of ripeness. To make the test, to  8 ounces of milk at a temperature of 86  degrees add 1 dram of rennet (of  known strength) and stir rapidly for 10  seconds. If coagulation takes place iu.  from 18 to 20 seconds, the milk is sufficiently matured, and the rennet should  be added at once. If a piece of match  one-half inch long be dropped in tha  milk as the milk is started in motion  around the glass, the instant coagulation takes place can be readily noted  by the sudden stoppage of the piece of  stick. It may be necessary to vary the  test a few seconds to suit the conditions  of different localities, but with judg-"  ment a few trials will enable the maker-  to tell just when the milk is matured  sufficiently for setting.  Ripen the milk so that sufficient acid  for dipping will develop in 2)4 hours  after setting. When dipped, the curd  rihould not show more than one-eighth  mcli acid by the hot iron test. Great  care and watchfulness should be exercised at this stage, as the acid develops  very rapidly.  Use sufficient rennet (from 8 to 5  ounces per 1,000 pounds of milk) to'  coagulate the milk fit for cutting in  from 15 to 20 minutes. The curd is then  cut by using first' the horizontal knife  and tlien tho perpendicular one, cutting  continuously until completed. Commence cutting early, taking plenty of  time to do it properly.  Stir the curd gently with the hands  for ten minutes before any steam is  turned on and be sure that the curd is  iree from the sides of the vat before applying the steam. Rough handling at  this stage means a loss both in quantity  and quality, as a greater percentage of  butter fat will bo lost in the whey.  Heat the curd slowly to 98 degrees,  taking from about 80 to 35 minutes to  do so. After the hea. is up to the 'desired point continue stirring for 15 or  20 minutes to insure uniform cooking.  Draw off a portion of the whey early,  Btirring occasionally; then dip the curd  ���������with a small acid,' from one-sixteenth  to one-eighth inch, as shown by the hot  iron test. Stir well in the sink to let the  whey escape before allowing to mat.,  When the curd is matted finn enough  to stand handling without breaking, cut  into narrow strips, about 6 inches wide,  and turn every 10 or 15 minutes or  often enough to prevent the whey from  gathering in pools on the curd. After  they are turned once or twice these  strips may be piled two deep. Keep the  temperature at from 90 ��������� to 94 degrees  until the curd is ready for milling. Mill  early-1���������as soon as the curd becomes  flaky aud shows ��������� three-quarters of an  inch acid by the hot iron test.  Air well by stirring and salt the curd  ���������when it becomes mellow, feels like velvet and smells like newly made butter.  Use some brand of pure dairy salt, salting at the rate of. 1;^_J to 2 pounds of  salt per 1,000 pounds of milk. At the v  time of salting the temperature .of the  curd should be from 83 to 86 degrees,  and when the salt is thoroughly dissolved put to press, having the temperature about 80 degrees. ',' -  Apply the pressure gently at first 'until the whey begins to run clear, then  gradually increase the pressure.    After  the  cheeses have been in the press 45  minutes or rather longer take them out, ���������  pare off all shoulders and bandage prop-'  erlyby pulling up the bandage neat-!  ly, leaving no wrinkles on the side and  trimming the ends so as to leave about  three-quarters of an inch of bandage on.  each end. Turn them in the hoops in the,  morning, allow them to remain in the,  press at least 20 hours and see that each]  cheese is finished perfectly before allowing it to be taken to  the curing room.  The curing room should be kept at anj  even temperature of from 65 to 70 degrees and should be well ventilated.      \  Note.���������When quick curing cheese is,;  not desired, use less rennet and more  salt.���������T.   B.   Miller,    Guelph   Dairy]  School Bulletin.  To encourage children in some form of  charitable work is a valuable lesson in  coming good citizenship. If it is only saving pictures to make sorapbooks for hospitals or taking care d. toys and books  that they may have a second life in some  less favored household, the interest aroused  is a healthful one.  Do not overdo the matter when arranging decorations for a dinner table with ribbons, satin, gauzes or tulle and natural  blossoms. Have a careful eye and a sparing hand or the table will look as if one  bad utilized an old ball costume for decoration.  There are 10,000 creameries and 25,-j  000 cream  separators in operation in'!  the United States. The factory makes it!  possible for butter to be made as successfully in the south as in the north.  Skimmilk is an excellent human food.  It makes muscle. If the milkman can  sell it for 2 cents a quart, that -will be  equal to $1 per 100 pounds for it, and  at such a price he will realize good  profit. The progressive milkman might  educate his customers gradually to a  realization of the value of skimmilk  food.  Another way in which skimmilk may  be used up is to mix bread with it in-^  stead of with water. Milk bread���������skim-jj  milk bread���������is whiter, sweeter andmore^  nourishing than bread made with wa4  ter. A recent writer on this subject reo-<<  ommends that prizes be offered by all^  agricultural societies for the best sam-^  pies of skimmilk bread.  s.  H  ���������V'i  v.  :>i  ill \Zs  if  6  1  I -=4*?=  fA FESTIVE EELIGION.  [rev. dr. talmage invites the  world to a banquet^  He  Take*  as   a   Text,   " Brine Hither tbe  -Tatted Calf," and Preaches an Inspirlrifir  Sermon on  ihe Joy pf a  Saved  Soul���������A  Grant! Peroration.  Washington, March 7.���������The gladnesses  jof religion are set forth by   Dr. Talmage  jln his sermon under the figure   of a ban-  jquet, and all the world  is   invited to be  jg-uests.    The text is Luke xv, 23, "Bring  hither the fatted calf and kill it."     ,  In all ages . of   the   world  it has been  customary.to coiebrate   joyful   events by  festivity���������the signing of treaties, the proclamation of peace, the   inauguration   of  presidents, the   coronation   of kings, the  Christmas, the marriage.  However much  . on other days of the year   our   table may  i have a stinted supply,   on   Thanksgiving  day there must be something   bounteous.  ;And all the comfortable homes   of Chris-,  ; tendom have at some time celebrated joyful   events   by   banquet   and ���������* festivity.  ' Something   has    happened   on   the   old  ".homestead greater   than   anything   that  r has ever happened before.-  A favorite son  [whom the world supposed' .would become  ,a vagabond and  outlaw   forever   has got  ; tired, of sightseeing   and  |his father's hoifse.    The  . never would come   back,  always said his , son   Avould   come back.  He had been   looking   for  him day after  day and year after .year.    He   knew   he  would como back. In' ow, having returned  to his father's house,,the'father proclaims  celebration.  ' There   is   in  the paddock a  j calf that has been kept up and fed to ut-  jmost capacity, so as to be ready for some  ��������� occasion of joy that- might' come along,  j-Ah, there never would be   a grander day  on the old homestead than this day.    Let  | the butchers do their work and the house-  * keepers bring in to the table the smok-  (ing meat. Tho musicians will take their  iplaces, and the gay groups will move   up  and down the floor.    All   the friends and  has returned to  world   said   he  The   old man  "Would you   like   to   send a message to  your   friends?"    "Yes,   I   would.     Tell  them that   only   last   night   the love of  Jesus came rushing into my soul like the  surges of the sea, and I   had, to cry out:  'Stop, Lord,   it   is   enough; stop,   Lord,  enough!'"    Oh,    the joys of this   Christian religion!  Just pass over from   those  tame joys of this world, into the raptures  of the   gospel.    The world cannot satisfy  you; you have found that   out.    Alexander, longing for other, worlds to conquer,  and yet drowned in his own ; bottle; Byron whipped by disquietudes   around the  world;   Voltaire   cursing'  his   own bouI  while all the   streets   of   Paris were applauding him; Henry II consuming with  hatred against poor   Thomas  a Becket���������  all   illustrations   of   the   fact   that this  world cannot make a   man   happy.    The  very man who poisoned   the   pommel of  the saddle on which Queen Elizabeth rode  shouted   in   the street,   "God   save   the  queen!"    One   moment   the   world   applauds, and the next moment   the world  anathematizes.    Oh,    come over into this  greater   joy,   this   sublime   solace,    this  magnificent beatitude!   The   night  after  tho battle   .of   Shiloh,-   and   there    were  thousands of wounded on the   field,   and  the ambulances had not come, one Christian soldier lying there'a-dying under the   ���������""������"> ���������***���������-'"*' "*-"*���������     "������������������������������������������  starlight, began to sing- P**"?"1?*    ������*   night   he ���������  ���������,. fe watching the coming, watc  Tnere is a land of pure delight.  And when he   came' to   the next line  there were scores of voices singing :���������  Where saints immortal reign.  neighbors are gathered in, and an extra  J supply is sent out to the tabic of the ser-  ��������� vants. The father presides at the table  and says grace and thanks God that his  long absent boy is homo again.   Oh, how-  |they missed him!   How- glad, thoy are to  , have him back!  j    One brother stands pouting at the back  door and says: "This is a great ado  [about nothing.  This bad boy should have  been chastised instead of greeted. Veal'is  'too good forhim.'.', J3ut~ the .father .says,  ."Nothing is too good; ' nothing   is   good  enough.'' There sits the" young man, glad  (at the hearty reception, but a shadow of  '6orrow flitting ..across, .his brow-at the  /remembrance of the ..rouble ho.Jiad seen.  {jAll   ready -now. v Let ctlie   covers.clift.  * Music. ' He was , dead,- and he is alive  again. He was lost, and he is found.   By  jsuch bold   imagery   does   the   Bible   set  J forth t the- merrymaking   when . a    soul  comes home to God.   ;"*��������������������������� .-���������  The Joy of a*'Oo'n.vert. '  First of all, there is the new   convert's  joy.    It   is   no   tame thing to  become a  Christian.  The most tremendous moment  jin a man's life   is   when   he   surrenders  | himself to God.... The   grandest   time on  i the father's homestead is when   the   boy  % comes back.  .who in the parlors  fesscd   Christ   one  t,man who next morning  Among  bell   and   said:  tho . great  throng  our   church   pro-  lit   was   a young  rang, my   door-  "Sir,- ���������'!' cannot contain  of  myself with the joy I feci.  [ this morning to express it.  I came hero  I have,found  [more joy in five minutes in serving God  ^'than in all. the years of my prodigality,  tand I came here to say so." You have  ['seen   perhaps   a   man   running   for his  If temporal liberty and  theofficers   of   the  law after him', and you saw him   escape,  or afterward you hear the judge had par-  > doned him, and how   great was   the glee  of that  rescued   man,    but   it   is a very  [ tame  thing," compared with the running  for one's everlasting life,   the   terrors   of  the law after him and   Christ coming in  to pardon and bless and rescue and save.  You   remember   John Bunyan   in his  great story tells how the   pilgrim put his  fingers to his ears and ran, crying, "Life,  life,    eternal   life!"   A   poor   car driver  Bome.time ago, after years having had to  struggle to support his   family, suddenly  [was informed   that   a   large   inheritance  was his, and there was a joy   amounting  . to   bewilderment,   but   that   is   a small  \ thing compared   with   the   experience of  one when'he   has   put  (title deed to the   joys,  ' splendors   of   heaven,  j say, '' Its mansions are  iare mine; its songs are  in his hands the  the raptures, the  and he can truly  mine; its temples  mine; its God is  'mine!" Oh,it is no tame thing to become  'a Christian!   It is a   merrymaking; it is  | the killing    of, the   fatted,   calf; it   is a  jubilee.   You know the Bible never compares it to a funeral,   but   always   compares it-to  something   delightful.    It   is  more apt to be compared   to   a   banquet  ; than anything else.  It is compared in the  j Bible to water���������bright,    flashing   water,  to     the   morning���������roseate,     fireworkeel,  mountain transfigured morning.  '     I wish   I   could   to-day   take   all  the  Bible expressions about pardon and peace  and life and comfort and hope   and   heaven and   twist   them   into   one garland  and put it on the brow of   the   humblest  child of God in this assemblage   and cry,  "Wear it, wear it now, wear   it   forever,  < son of God, daughter   of   the   Lord God  | Almighty!"   Oh, the joy of the new oon-  !;yert!    Oh, the gladness of the   Christian  -service! You have seen sometimes a man  /in a religious, assembly- get up " and   give  his experience.    Well,    Paiil gave his experience. He arose in the presence of two  churches���������the church.oh   earth   and   the ;  church in heaven���������and, he   said,   "Now,  this   is   my   experience, . sorrowful,    yet  always rejoicing; poor, yet making many  rich; having nothing,:yet -possessing  all  things."    If   the   people   in    this house  knew the joys of the   Christian   religion,  they would all pass oyer into   the   kingdom of God   the   next   moment.    When  Daniel Sandeman was dying  of   cholera,  his   attendant   said,   "Have   you   much  pain?"   "Oh," he replied, "since I found  the Lord I have never   had  any pain except   sin.'  The song was caught up all through  the fields among the wounded until it  was said thero were at least- 10,000  wounded men uniting their voices as  they came to the verse:���������  There everlasting spring abides  And never withering flowers.  'Tis but a narrow stream divides  This heavenly .land from ours,  A Momentous Step.  Oh, it  is  a great religion   to   live   by  and a great religion to dio   by!   There is  only one heart   throb   between   you and  that religion. Just   look   into tho face of  your pardoning God and.surrrende*.* yourself for time and for   eternity,   and all is  yours.   Some of you, like the young man  of the text, have gone far astray., I know  not the history, but you know it.     When  a young man   went   forth   into   life, the  legend   says,   his   guardian    angel went  forth with him, and getting   him   into a  field, the guardian   angel   swept a circle  around where tlie young  man   stood.    It  was a circle of virtue and honor,   and he  must not step beyond that circle. .Armed'  foes caino down, but were obliged to halt  at the circle.    They could not pass.    But  one day ��������� a   temptress,   with   diamonded  hand, stretched   forth   and   crossed that  circle w^tli the hand,    and   tho   tempted  soul took ic,   and   by   that  one fell grip  was brought beyond the circle   and died.  Some of you have   stepped   beyond   that  circle.    Would'you not-liko this   day, by  the grace of God, to   step   back?.   This, I  say to you, is   your   hour   of   salvation.  There was in the closing hours of Queen  Anne what is called the clock scene.  Flat  down on'the.  pillow in helpless sickness,  she could not move her head or move her  hand. She was waiting for the hour when  the ministers of   state    should   gather 'in  angry contest and, worried and'4 wornout  by the coming hour   and   in ���������momentary  absence of the nurse, in   the   power���������the  strange power which delirium sometimes  gives one���������she arose, and   stood   in front  of the clock, and   stood   there   watching  the clock when the nurse returned.    The  nurse said, "Do you see   anything   peculiar about that clock?'1  She  made no answer, but soon died.    There   is   a   clock  scene is every   history.    If   some'  of you  would rise from the bed of   lethargy and  come out from your delirium of sin   and  look on the clock   of   your   destiny  this  moment, you would see and   hear  something you have not see or   heard   before,  and every tick of the   minute, and every  stroke of the hour,   and   every   swing of  the pendulum    would   say,   "Noav, now,  now, now!"    Oh,    come   home   to  your  Father's house! Come home, O prodigal,  from the wilderness!   Come   home, come  home!  But I notice that when the prodigal  came there was the.father's joy. He did  not greet him with any formal "How do  you do?" He did not come out and say!  "You, are unfit to enter. Go and wash  in the trough by the well, and then you  can come in. We have had enough trouble  with you." Ah, no! When the proprietor  of that estate proclaimed festival, it was  an outburst of a father's love and a father's joy. God is your Father. I have  not much sympathy with the description  of God I sometimes hear, as. though her  were a Turkish.sultan, hard and unsympathetic and listening not to the cry of  his subjects. , A man told me he saw in  one of the   eastern   lands   a king riding  God is so glad that to express his joy he  flings out new world into space'and.  kindles up new suns and rolls among the  white robed anthems of the redeemed a  greater halleluiah, while with a voice  that reverberates among the mountains  of frankincense and is echoed back from-  the everlasting gates he cries, "This my  son was dead, and he is alive again-!"  TheJ^ome Coming-.  At   the opening of   the   exposition   in  New Orleans   I   saw   a   Mexican".flutist,  and he played the solo, and   then   afterward the eight   or   ten   bands of music,  accompanied by   the   great   organ, came  in, but the   sound   of   that one flute, as  compared with  all   the   orchestras,    was  greater than all the combined joy   of the  universe   when   compared .with   the resounding heart of   Almighty   God.    For  ten years father went three times a day to  the depot.   His son went off in aggravating circumstances, but   the   father said.  "He will come back."    Tlie   strain   was  too much, and his mind parted, and three  times a day tho father went.  In the early  morning he watched the train,    its   arrival, the stepping out of   the   passengers  and then the departure of tlie - train.    At  noon he was there   again   watching   the  advance of the train,    watching   the   de-  is there   again  itching   the   going, for ten years.    He   was sure his son  would come back.    God has been watching and   waiting   for   somo   of you, my  20 years, 30 years, 40  years,  waiting, waiting, watching, watching, and if now the  prodigal should come home what a scene  of gladness   and   festivity,   and how the  great   Father's   heart   would   rejoice   at  your coming home. You will come, some  of you, will you not? You will, you will.  I   notice   also that   when   a   prodigal  comes home there is the joy of   the ministers of religion.  Oh, it is a grand, thing  to preach this gospel!   I   know there has  been a great deal said   about   the   trials  and the hardships of the  Christian   ministry.    I   wish' somebody   would write a  good, rousing book about the  joys of the  Christian ministry.    Since   I entered the  profession I have seen more   of the goodness of God than I will   be   able to celebrate in all eternity.    I know some boast  about their equilibrium, and they do not  rise into enthusiasm,   and   thoy   do   not  break down with emotion, but I   confess  to'you plainly .that   when   I   see a man  coming to.God and giving  up   his   sin I  feel in body, mind and soul ��������� a transport.  When I. see s-man bound   hand and foot  in evil -h'a'bit' emacipated,   I rejoice   over  it as though it were my   own   emancipation;   -  -        -      '  ' Joy of 'Savin's: Souls.  When* in one communion   scrivce   such  brothers, 10 years,  years, perhaps   50  watching,  throngs of young and old stood up and  iii the .presence of heaven and earth and  hell attested their allegiance to Jesus  Christ, I felt a joy' something akin to  that which the, apostle describes when he  says: '/Whether in tho body I cannot  tell; God knoweth." Oh, have not ministers a right to rejoice when a prodigal  comes home? They blew the trumpet,'  and ought they not to bo glad of the gathering of the host? They, pointed "'to the full  supply, and ought they not to rejoice  when thirsty souls plunge, as the heart,  for the water brooks? They came forth,  saying,' "All things are now ready."  Ought they not to rejoice when the prodigal sits down at the banquet? Life insurance men will all tell you - that ministers  of religion as a class live longer than any  other. It is the statistics of all those who  calculate   upon   human    longevity   that  along, and two men were in   altercation,  and one charged the   other   with having  eaten his rice, and the   king said, "Then  slay the man, and by post mortem examination find whether   he   has   eaten   the  rice." And he was slain.  Ah, the cruelty  of a scene like that!   Our   God   is  not a  sultan, not a despot, but a Father, kind,  loving, forgiving, and he makes   all heaven ring again when   a   prodigal   comes  back. "I have no pleasure," he says, "in  the death of him that   dieth."    All   may  be saved.    If a man does not get   to heaven, it is because he will   not   go there.  No difference the color, no difference the  antecedents, no difference  the   surroundings, no   difference the   sin.    When   the  white   horses   of   Christ's     victory   are  brought   out   to   celebrate   the     eternal  triumph, you may ride one of them, and,  as God is   greater   than   all,    his   joy is  greater, and   when   a   soul   comes back  there is in' his heart   the   surging   of an  infinite ocean of gladness, and to express  that gladness it takes, all   the   rivers   of  pleasure, all the thrones'of pomp and all  the ages of eternity.    It   is   a   joy deeper  than   all   depth,    and    higher   than   all  height, and   wider than    all   width, and  vaster than all   immensity.    It   overtops,  it undergirds, it.outweighs all the united  splendor and joy    of   the   universe,   and  who can tell what Gad's joy is?    You remember reading the story   of a king who  on some great   day   of festivity scattered  silver and gold   among   the   people, who  sent valuable presents   to   his   courtiers,  Then   they   said   to   him, I buti methinks,'when a soul   comes   back,  ministers of-religion as a class live longer  than any other.  Why is it? There is more  draft upon the nervous ; system   than   in  any   other   profession,    and   their toil is  most exhausting.    I   have seen ministers  kept on miserable- stipends by parsimonious congregations who   -wondered   at the  dullness of the sermon when   the men of  God were perplexed almost   to   death   by  questions   of   livelihood    and     had   not  enough nutritious food   to   keep any fire  in their.temperament. No fuel, no fire. I  have sometimes seen the inside of the life  of many   of   the   American   clergymen,  never accepting  their hospitality because  they cannot afford it,   but   I   have   seen  them struggle on with salaries   of fire on  ������600 a year���������the average less than that���������  their struggle well depicted by   the western   missionary,    who   says   in a letter:  "Thank   you   for   the   last   remittance.  Until it-came we had not   any ' meat   in  our house for one year, and all   last winter, although it was a severe winter, bur  children   wore   their' summer   clothes."  And these men of God I find in different  parts of the land struggling   against  an-  f noyance and exasperations   innumerable,  some of theni week after week entertaining agents who have   maps   or lightning  rods to sell and submitting themselves to  all styles of annoyance and   yet   without  complaint and cheerful of soul.  How do you acco-'' for the fact that  these life insurance men tell us that ministers as a class live longer than any  other? It is because of the joy of their  work, the joy of the harvest field, the joy  of greeting prodigals home to their  Father's house. Oh, we are in sympathy  with all innocent hilarities. We can enjoy  a hearty song, and we can be merry with  the merriest, but those of us who have  toiled in the service are ready to testify  that all these joys are tame compared  with the satisfaction of seeing men enter  the kingdom of God. Tlie great eras of  every ministry are outpourings of the  Holy Ghost, and I thank God I have seen  .16 of them. Thank God, thank God!  Short I'l-aycrs.  I notice also when the prodigal comes  back all earnest Christians rejoice. If you  stood on Montauk point, and there was  a hurricane at sea., and it was blowing  toward the shore, and a vessel crashed  into the rocks, and you saw people get  ashore in the lifeboats, and the very last  man got on the rocks in safety,- you could  not control your joy. And it is a glad  time when the church of God sees men  who are tossed on the ocean of their sins  plant their feet on rhe rock Christ Jesus.  Oh, when prodigals come home, just hear  the Christians sing! .Just hoar the Christians pray! It- is not a stereotyped supplication we have heard, over and over  again for :.0 years, but a putting of the  case in the hands of God with an importunate pleading.    No long prayers.    Men  never pray at great length unless they  have nothing to say and their hearts arc-  hard and cold. All the prayers in the  Bible that were answered were short  prayers. "God be merciful to me, a sinner." "Lord, that I may. receive my  sight." "Lord, save ��������� me, ,or I perish."  The longest prayer,- Solomon's prayer at  the dedication of the temple", less than  eight minutes in length, according to the  ordinary rate of enunciation. And just  hear them pray now that the prodigals are  coming home. Just see them shake  hands. No putting forth the four tips of  the fingers in a formal way, but a hearty  grasp, where the muscles of the heart  seem to clinch the fingers of one hand  around the other hand. And then see  those Christian faces, how illuminated  they are! And see that old man get up  and with che same voice he sang 50 years  ago in the old country meeting' house,  say, "Now, Lord, lettest thou thy servant  depart in peace, for mine eyes have seen  thy salvation."  A Fine Picture.  At the banquet of Lucullus sat Cicero  the orator, at ' the Macedonian festival  sat Philip the conqueror, at the Grecian  banquet sat Socrates the*philosopher, but  at our Father's table sit all the returned  prodigals, more than conquerors. . The  table is so wide its leaves reach across  seas and lands. Its guests are tho redeemed of earth and the glorified of heaven. The ring of God's forgiveness on  every hand. The robe of a Saviour's  righteousness a-droop from every shoulder. The wine that grows in 'the cups is  from the-bowls of 10,000 sacraments. Let  all the redeemed of earth and all the  glorified of heaven rise and with gleaming chalices drink to the return of a  thousand prodigals. Sing, sing, sing!  "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to  receive blessing and riches and honor and  glory-and power, world without end!"  That scene of jubilance conies out before  me at this moment as in a sort of picture  gallery.    All heaven in pictures.  Look, look! There is Christ J Cuyp������  painted him for earthly galleries, and  Correggio and Tintoretto and Benjamin  West and Dore painted him for earthly  galleries, but all those pictures are  sclipsed by this masterpiece of heaven.  Christ, Christ! There is Paul, the hero  of the sanhedrin, and of Agrippa's courtroom, and of Mars hill, and of Nero's  infamy, shaking his chained fist in the  very face of teeth chattering royalty,  l-lerc is Joshua,, the fighter of Bcchoron  and Gibeon,' the man that postponed  sundown. And here is Vashfci, the profligacy of the Persian court unable to remove her veil of modesty or rend it or  lift it. And along the corridors of this  picture gallery I find other -great herpes  and heroines���������David with his harp, and  Miriam with the cymbals, and Zechariah  with the scroll, and St. John with the  seven vials, and the resurrection, angel  with the trumpet. On, farther in the corridors, sec the faces of our loved ones.  The , cough gone' from the throat, the  wanness gone from the limbs., the languor gone from the eye. Let us go up  .and greet them. Let us:go up and embrace them. Let tis go up. and live with  them.    We will, we will!  From this hilltop I catch   a glimpse of  those hilltops where all sorrow and sighing shall be done away.    Oh,    that    God  would make that   world   to us a reality!  Faith in that world helped old Dr. Tyng  when he stood'by the casket   of his dead  son whose arm had been torn off   in   the  thrashing machine,   death   ensuing, and  Dr.    Tyng,     with     infinite    composure,  preached the funeral-sermon   of   his own  beloved son.    Faith in that "world helped  Martin Luther   without   one   tear to put  away in death his favorite   child.    Faith  in that world   helped   the   dying woman  to'see on the sky   the   letter   "W,"   and  they asked   her   what   she supposed the  letter "W" on   the   sky   meant.    "Oh,"  she said, "don't   you know?   'W' stands  for'Welcome..' "Oh, heaven, swing open  thy gates! Oh, heaven, roll upon us some  of the sunshine   anthems!    Oh,   heaven,  flash upon us the vision of   thy   bluster!  An old writer tells us of a   ship   coming  from India  to ; France.    The   crew   was  made, tip of French sailors   who had been  long'from home, and   as   the   ship came  along the coast of France the men   skipped the deck with glee, and they pointed  to the spires of the churches  where   they  once worshipped and to the   hills   where  they had played in boyhood.    But   when  the ship came into port, and these sailors  saw father   and   mother   and   wife   and  loved ones on   the.   wharf,    they   sprang  ashore and rushed up the   banks into tlie  city, and the captain had to   get another  crew to bring the   ship to   her moorings.  So   heaven   will   after   awhile   come so  fully in sight we can see   its" towers, its  mansions,    its   hills,   and   as we go into  port and our loved ones  shall   call   from  that shining shore and speak our   names  we will spring to the bea-cn, leaving  this  old ship of a world   to    be   managed   by  another   crew, our rough voyaging of the  seas ended forever.  lake. He was reeve of Carden and Dalton  townships  thirty-five   years   ago,   before  the coun ties   of   Peterboro   and, Victoria  were separated,    and   he   used to attend  the counties' council at   Peterboro..    Mr.  Thompson has been a victim ������������������' of .'asthma  for forty years or more. However;we'will  let him tell his own story on   that head.  On October 16tb, 1896, we   took, a trip  to Mud Lake   to   visit   the   haunts, long  familiar to usj and made it   a. duty and  found it a   pleasure   to   call   upon   Mr.  Thompson   and   learn   from   seeing him  and hearing his account of it how he had  been cured. For twenty-five years we had  known   him   as   a    gasping,     suffering  asthamtic, the worst we   ever  knew who  managed to live at " all.    We , often wondered how he lived, from day to day.    On  calling he met us   with   cheerful   aspect  and without displaying-a trace of his old  trouble.    Being   at once ushered into his  house,   we ' naturally u made   it our first  business to   enquire   ,if   it were   all true  about the benefits he had   received   from  using Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. "Beyond  doubt," said he.    "How   long have' you  used them, and   how   many   boxes have  you.used?" he was asked.    "I   started   a  year ago, and   took   eight   boxes."      We  next asked him if he   felt   that   the cure  was   permanent.., "Well,"    said   he,   "I  have not taken any of the pills for   three  or four months.    Still   I am not entirely  satisfied yet.    You see my father, grandfather   and-  great-grandfather   died      of  asthma:    My   people all take it sooner or  later and it always .ends   their   days.    1  have lost   three   brothers'   from the fatal  thing.    Knowing my family history it is  hard for me to gain faith, but   J. can tell  you for nearly thirty   years  I have never  slept in bed until I took Pink  Pills.    As  you must   have   known/  I  always slept  sitting in the chair you   now   occupy.    I  had a sling from that hook   in   the ceiling and always sat with my head resting  in it while I slejit.    I   now ..retire to my  bed   when   the   other ''members   of   my  family   do."    "How* old   are   you;  Mr.  Thompson?'"     "Seventy-six,"    was   the  reply, "and   I   feel   younger   than  I did  great  A VICTIM OF ASTHMA  HAD  >0T    SLKl'T   IX    BED  TWEXTY-FiYE YEARS.  FOR  Seemed Doomed to Torlnre and Continual  Miserj-���������Father, Grand lather and Great-  Grand father Had Died From the Trouble  ���������Release Comes in Old Ajrc���������The Cure  Looked Upon as a Miracle.  From the Whitby Chronicle.  For years stories of famous cures  wrought by Dr. Williams' Pink'^Pills  have appeared in tlie Chronicle. During  this time we have been casting about for  a local case of such a, nature as to leave  no doubt of the efficiency (if these pills.  We have found several, but in each case  it proved to be a sensitive body who could  not bear to have hi- or her name and  disease made public. Kecently. however,  a most striking ease came to our ears.  Mr. Solomon Thompson lives on a  beautiful farm on tlie west shore of Mud  Lake in Carden township, North Victoria. He has resided there for forty  years, being the first settler   around   the  thirty years ago, I was troubled   a  deal with rheumatism and other miseries,  probably nervous   troubles   arising   from  ���������want of sleep, but' nearly ,'all   the rheu-'  matism is gone with the asthma."  During the conversation Mrs. Thompson, a hale old lady, -the mother of   thirteen children, came in' and after listening  to her husband's recital of these matters,  she took up the theme. "I never expected  that anything could cure Solomon," said  she.    "Wo   were   always   trying   to find  something .which  would give him relief,  so that ho would be able   to sleep nights,  but nothing ever   seemed   to make much  difference.      At first   he   took one of the"  pills after each meal, but after a time he  increased the dose to two.   We noticed he  was greatly   improved   after   taking two  boxes and began to have hopes.  Later on  when we saw beyond   doubt that he was  much better, 1 recommended the pills to  a niece of mine, Miss Day,   whose   blood  had   apparently   turned   into water and  who had run down- iu health and   spirits  so bad that, she did not care to live: Why,  she got as yellow as saffron,   and  looked  as if she would not   live   a   week.    You  would   hardly   believe   it,"' said    Mrs.  Thompson, "but that girl was   the healthiest and handsomest   giul in the neigh- .  borhood before three months  had passed,  and all frum taking   Pink   Pills.''   Mrs.  Thompson was called from the   room   at  this juncture   to   attend   to some household duties, and Mr. Thompson  resumed  the subject of "his marvellous cure.  "You  can have no idea,"   said   he, "what it is  to go tlu-ough twenty-five years   without  a good night's sleep without pain.   I can' *  find no words to make   plain   to you the  contrast   between   the . comforts   I  now  enjoy and   the   awful   life   I  had for so ".  long.    I had   a   big family of mbuths to '  feed and had to work   when   at -times  I .  felt more like lying down to-die.. I would  come in   at   night; completely   tuckered  out, but even that  was   no guarantee ol ���������  rest.  There was no .���������������������������est for me. I seemed* ���������'  doomed to torture and continual   misery.-  When my folks urged me to try Dr.. Williams' Pink Pills. I thought it would! be  useless, but I had to do something or die  soon, and here I am as right as a fiddle."  The old gentleman shook his head to add  emphasis to his last sentence, and looked  like a man who felt joyful over a renewed  lease of life, with all his old  miseries removed.  After congratulating our old friend on  his divorce from the hereditary destroyer  of his kindred, we drove away. At many  places in the neighborhood we opened  discussions upon the case and found that  all regarded it as a marvellous cure.  Where the Thompson family are known,  no person would have believed for a moment that anything but death would relieve him from the grip of asthma.  Every word that is written here can be  verified by writing Mr. Solomon Thompson, Dalrymple post-office, and an intimate acquaintance of twenty-five years  enables the writer to vouch for the facts  narrated above, and for the veracity of  Mr. Thompson in any statement he may  make.'  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure by going  to the root of the disease. They renew  and build up the blood, and strengthen  the nerves, thus driving disease from the  system. Avoid imitations by insisting  that every box you purchase is enclosed  in a wrapping bearing the full trade  mark, Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale  People.  Grimald i's Grave.  "In a   gloomy   and   crowded   part  of  Pentonville," says London, "there lies an  old and neglected graveyard,   which contains the   remains   of   Grimaidi, the famous clown; also the family grave of the  Dibdins, though  the   great   song   writer  himself   does   not   rest   there,    and  the  graves of   many   other   persons  moro or  less known in London annals.    The Metropolitan    Gardens   association    has now  begun to lay it out   as   a public   garden,  and the   Clarkenwell   vestry will keep it  in order as an open space for the children,  the toilers and the aged   of the   locality.  Grinialdrs jrrave will   be  preserved   and  protected and   the   headstones   restored,  the Dibdins will also  kewise   the   tomb of  astronomical' clock-  The family torn!) of  be railed in and li  Hardy, the famous  maker."  I v_^  G. A,  ivicBaii.  & Co.  Real.Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.  RANDOM TALK.  XlfE are rapidly apptoaching warm  weather; in fact we have had a  week of pretty warm weather already.  It is time therefore to change our diet;  eat Ifcss pork, fat, sugar and starchy  foods. Greens, salad:4, fruit? are in  order; and exercise followed by a bath.  Our.dr -iking water should be botied.  We must clean up our yards, look after  the proper disposition of our slops, etc.,  and get ready for the heated season.  People are beginning to think about  where they shall go this summer. Everyone ought to get away a little while for a  change is a great benefit. Even a few  miles takes one out of the rut. Camping  on the beach brings us into new conditions. If the Rov road be cut throutjl.  we will be only four and a half mile, from  the "briny."    And what a change!  Of course it is pretty difficult to attend  to regular business and live out of town.  And what is wanted is a slight vacation,  a period during which there is re.pi'B  from the usual toil. It requires the  exercise of some resolution to do this;  and yet if it be not done voluntarily,  illness may enforce it. I believe that a  month's vacation will enable any one to  accomplish - more in the other eleven  months of the year, than he could do in  twelve months, unimerrupted^labor. A  month out of the harness is such a restorative.  Teachers and scholars of our public  schools are ' wisely provided with a  vacation of a few weeks in midsummer,  notwithstanding on Saturdays there is a  cessation of the usual labors'."  I believe churches would be vastly the  gainer if the ministers had a vacation.  In the cities this is often done, but in the  country where is more of the humdrum  they are kept at work. A month away  would enable them to return with an  increased store of energy and vitality.  New scenes would engender new  thoughts, give birth to new plans, fill the  mind with richer imagery and qualify  them for the satisfactory discharge of their  duties. The attendance ��������� upon synods,  conferences, etc., often involves work of  the hardest kind. What is needed is  rest with change. ,   ���������   ,     ,  The housewife, too, sighs for relief from  the- monotony of her work, , and the  housemaid as wel'; the nurse in tbe hospital; man, woman' and child, all should  be given a holiday time.- ��������� ���������  ���������'������������������"���������"A woman with a-large family, so circumstanced she felt it irnpossibl4*4 to leave  home, was accustomed, when depressed  with fatigue, to spend a day in bed. A  day and two nights perfect repose was  wonderfully helpful, a great rejunivator.  But this was only a makeship, vastly bet-  . ter than nothing, but not to be compared  with a season away from home.  What wonderful healing there is on  the wings of travel! what balm in a  change of atmosphere! what an elixer  of life in living close to nature ! Hunting and fi.hing for men, and boys; bathing, out-door sports, bicycling, walking,  riding,' boating, rambling, kodaking, and  sketching for all. This is an ideal life.  It only requires a little planning ahead  to make it-practicable for every one.  East the country editor drops one issue of his paper each season for a needed  relaxation. Why not here ? bo with the  preacher; why not drop a Sunday's service? The physican should make some  arrangement for an outing. At the stores  one clerk at a time can be spared. The  saloons-���������well, if closed for a few days,  the town might survive! The miner  would be benefitted, by getting out of  sight of coal dust for a few days; go  prospecting. ��������� Women and children  should flee to their tent. The men  might "bach" a while and then join  their families. No one is essential however useful; the world will wag along  somehow after he has taken his final  departure; then can't he be spared a few  days? "Of course he can," as the man  in the minstrel show says. Then let us  make our plans now and later on celebrate the jubilee of freedom from' the  tread mill.  Billy Blum.  CONCEBT.  The last Concert of the Presbyterian  Society will be given in the Church  on Monday evening, April 26th. The  musical part is under" the direction of  Mr. Louis Howells, who with the aid of  the best available local talent will spare  /no,pains to provide one of the best enter-  -i^m-ments of ��������� the season. Quartets,  4uets,' -solos, dialogues, recitations, will  make up the program. Keep this notice  in mind until the 26th inst.  NOTICE.���������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire Brigade and its appliancps, should be  paid to Mr. Frank D'ilhy.  PKESBYTERIAN CHURCH   CONCERT,  APRIL 26���������UNION.  LOCALS  Bert Creech left this we- k   on  the Tepic.  Mr. L. P. Eckstieri returned  Wei'n&.cUy.  Mr. Hiram Piilsbury has returned from  an extendi-d trip to California.  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at'  Leiser's.    ��������� ,  Th. shipping has been light the past week  oaly a few small boats loading���������the Tepic.  Mr. Ciark of Comox Settlemen has been  taken to the New West-muster as3yhim,  Campbeli .���������At. Uuion,  Apr.l 1G, Mrs. Hairy Campbell, of _. daughter.  Mr. J. J. jVI.Kim is here ngaia after  spending some months at Jar-vis Inler.  ���������Wedding presents. See the stock  new) of silverware at Leiser's.  Capt. Henry Hart Dyke, Assistant paymaster A. J. Dyer, .Sub-Lieut. 0. B.ick-  hoiue. Midshipman R. Backhouse aiui R.  K.nyon of the K.M.S. Comus, visited Union  on Saturday last.  N������xt Sunday evening Rev. Mr. Kane,' the  chaplain of H M.S. Com us will occupy Rev.  Mr. Wille-iiar's pulpit at' Trinity Church,  in Union.  Mr.   Donaher  iuto the Kooienay country,  Mr. W. H Lomas, India:1 agent came up  on the Cit3* of Nanaimo iu the int.rest of  the "red bretlr -u."  Look out for the marine minstrels at  Pythian Hall, Comox, Saturday night.  Only 25 cents admisaiou.  Sandonis progressing.    A.'D. 'Williams  j      Officer    Hutchenson     left     Friday    for  l| Victoria.  Postmaster Roe took the City of Nanaimo  for the Capital, Friday.  Mr. K. Sharp was a passenger down to  Victoria last week.  Mr.    Forsyth,     missionary   on   Den-nan  Islaudwas, was a guest  tor a couple of days  a;,, week of Rev. Mr. Logan.  ���������For Vegetable and Flower Seeds, go  to the UNION STORE.  CANADA ia au Indian name meaning a  collection of huts. '   ���������  "A dark night with the bla.ks," is a  screaming nigger absurdity which will , be'  presented, among other attractions Saturday night at Py.hia.s Hall, Comox.  R1..\J E VIBJ-R T H"__~~LAST CONCERT  OF THE LE0'tTTRE-C0N.:ERT-COURSE,  AT,c THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,  NEXT MONDAY EVENING  The rain of yesterday afternoon prevented  the person ������vho was expected to briog the  Graphophone, from being at the ������������������Greek  Tea. '*  The Greek Tea and Operetta given by the  ladies of Trinity Church was meritorious,  as it was enjoyable. Too late to give an extended report of it. ������  Seed  Potatoes  and  Oats at the Union  Store.  Friday evening at 7:3o the Annual Meeting of the Vestry of Trinity Church will be  held. There will be au election of officers  and presentation of reports. Members and  adherents aro earnestly requested to b. pre.  eut.  Bargains in white and colorr-i Shirts  mi Leiser's  E  u.-__^-_f._i_rt_reT3  We gladly publish in this istue a notice  witti reference to tbe closing of the stor.s  during the evenings beginning on the thud  of May next. Thi. i. a good movement, for  which the clerks have to thauk the Rev.  left  last week  for  a  trip      Mr* LoSilQ ^o engineered it.  Received at Wil lards, a tin. liue of  buggy whips, ranging from 15 to 25 cents.'  The Union Club   will give touight  (Tues-'  day) an Opening Social, a sort of Conversazione at its room-*.    It will be  attended   by  inemberu aud invited friends.  Inspector of Fisheries. Me Nab, arrivt-.d by  last  ateaim.r  on a, tour  of  inspection.    He  !  and   P.   Amrance are erecting ��������� a  large, two   j   win   couailJer   tbo    ,���������att6r 0f   putting up a  j  storey business block, the lower floor   to be   j   j^j^ M   th_ faJUf oi) th<j  Oourlouay   R,*ver  '  occupied by stor.s, and the upper as officer.      ������o_ the use of the tiah>  Espimalt k Nanaimo Ey.  Time   Table   No.    28,  To take effect at S a.m.   on Monday Mar.  29.h 1S97.    Trains'run on Pacini;  Standard rime.  GOING' NORTH���������Read down.  '  I Daily. 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Thousands of small Fruit Plants and  Vines of leading varieties, .uitable for  this Climate.  Fertilizers, Agricultural Implements,-  Spray Tumps, Etc., best to be had.  ^ No Agents.    List tells jc������ all uboui it.  Eastern Prices or Less.  Greenhouse, Nursery and.Apiary  '604 Westminster Road.  We do all kinds of  Job Printing', anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular.  BjoateOKrautuxif-i  _.019������(������S  --���������._-������������������!   ,-.,������������������������������������ ..��������� ^._..���������,,^,.-n._l.lljJ..  Are a few of the new lines we have just opened, and are all of the very   newest  and latest styles to be had.  Have been bought direct from the manufacturer, and we mean to give   our   customers the advantage, by marking them lower than ever before.  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