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 T)  NO.    222.    UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT, ��������� B.    C,    TUESDAY APRIL; 27th,    1897. $2.00 PER    ANNUM.  loy-'y'Sc^ry  _. ������i  ���������a *������  I1M1HM  For the choicest   meats wc arc head   quarters.  If you have not tried  our noted sausages,  bologna and . head cheese,  you should do  .so" at  once.     Fresh vegetables, ei>'Q-s and  butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES.  oh SX_3_vdI02sr   LZSXSZEIR,  g������������3gg__-S-_-������e_-E^^  $^-3-_������:-2_^^;^'^^  (_������>  ^pprfrlg 'It^&rxjxiqep  BLOUSES IN    GREAT    VARIETIES AND  _A_ZjX; PBIGSS'  LADIES'' AND    CHILDREN'S     TRIMMED  AND   UN-  TRIMMED   STRAW HATS.  |ff  MIIXIi'VERY. ���������Newest styles.     Ladies'light  su  &ML nier underwear, from 2 ("...cents,, and upward.    ���������  \  ni-  ������f LADIES' SUMMER, DRESS  GOODS,���������Gin-r-  &'llj_) hams and -Piinrs in ail shades cind prices.  MEN'S SUMMER    GQ.ODS.-Tweed   suits, ; Balbriggan  jg| ^  jfjjf -Tan boots' and shoes to suit Men; Ladies...������>������.  -.fe������ and, Children. ��������� A-ful. assortment iri-Gro- &>'  Jto eenes as usual.    .    , ^g>.  ���������$ iff -*^  Ltatest by Wire  L.\no Slide Disaster.���������There were  killed by the land-slide at Rossland, on  the 23d, Chas. Olsen, Thos. King, Dan  McCnfferty, Pal Desmond, R. McWin-  ncry, and John Conlon. On Densmond's  body was found $700.00 in cash.  Reversed.���������The Chineses fined for  looking" on ac a gambling game, have  had their fines paid back to them���������at  Vancouver.  Nova Scotia. Election.���������Halifax,  NS.���������The latest from the Province give  the Liberals' 35 and the Conservatives  only 3. The Conservatives are McMul-  len, of Colchester, Wilcox, of Hants, and  Cameron, of Picion. Latest from Colchester give McClure, Liberal 11 majority  (i *  ��������� Killed by Electricity.���������St Louis,  April 23d.���������In tlie central business,  section, Edward Clayland, lineman for  .Missouri Electric Light ..Co.��������� was burned  to death bv a live,wire. His smoking  body hnng in the air for 10 minutes in'  the view of thousands.  , Temporarily Insane.���������E. T. Magee  who shot himself through the head in  Vancouver was found by a Cororner'.-*  jury to be insane.'  Na.namo News.���������A meeting was held  evening of 22c_, to consider smelter   pro-"  position.    Great enthusiasm   manifested.  The 24th and 25th v. ill be>celebrated.  ���������M 0,        Phillipi-ine Rebellion.���������The latent  |l^'s],    is to   1 he effect  that--important  engagements have   lately been   fought in  which  insurgents     were      .'ictoriou..    Spanish  loss over 200. ���������  Is "Samaria"'Lost?���������Astoria, Ore  2jd, April.���������A life buoy marked  "Sam-iria" has been washed ashore  at Long Beach, ���������' Washing ion. The  ���������'Samaria" is the American ship long due  from Depailure l.av for   San   Francisco.  General Merchants and' Butchers,  UNION and COURTENAY, -       -       -  B.   C  ____r rirrmi ��������� in- n ������������������___������������������ 1 rrrrr  WW  0>S_������__ -t-_^5_*������i*__'.  Ladle  rop.  _j_iU  --������������������_.i__riiii-'i  Jonrnal.  This-j.s. 1 jo:_.nuil which <_* very Canadian lady should have-..  It is edited by Faith Fenton,  and has a department in charge  bf the Countess oi' Aberdeen.  It is worthy to be in every  .home in the Dominion. The  price is $ 1.00 per annurn. 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 subscrip  tion.-  The  :o cents   must.  oe  ia advance and ''will be  sfeh't. with the name to the  home office of the journal and  the magazine will- be mailed  direct from Toronto to the **ub-  scriber. Remember it will'be  no-use to ask us to take your  nkmes without handing in at  the time, the cash. Yv'nere  the husband subscribes for the  News, the wife may have the  Canadian Home Journal  (which is a large magnificent  monthly gotten up in the best  of style) sent her on the above  terms.  Drs. Lawrence  &  Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  -cr__<rioa_T _b.o..  We have appointed. Mr. James Ab-  ratns out collector until lurtiier notice, to whom all overdue accounts  may be paid.  Clive Phil.ipps Wooley's IXeport.  _._)..*o_4  Nkwh��������� S*"K:  The fe.u-I.s.. way in which Mr.   Phill-  ipus Wuoley   hits   atteudod to hia duties  aa  Pr-'viuoial   S.uitary   lu.peotor,   has  earned  for him fcfj<- f.i������. o a'>l_ comment, of   the pte.s  iir__<.'e_-iv- of political   creed.    It   is   however, somewhat  siirpruing,   how   at   times,  Che. !������. so men, governed by   the   b.sb   inten-  tiou.. will err.    First  impressions,   or   im-  I   pre. sions too ha.tily received, will oft  times  I������ad a. person into Jong rer-r.---il.l_ mi.take..,  carrying with them au i_ju_.ic_ to au   individual or a coui-minii-y, as the ca.e may   he.  Union i. not the cleanest place ia the   Province; far from it.    Its school bunding is  not  of the most .nod.n4, or miprovad ityle,   but  rather ancient ia de.if-n.  The well wate*1���������for auoh i. pcMcd .jl'y  the only kind���������id _>. all ti.n_s. *n'L tn___ ���������_.-  peoi.ii'y io rhe .uk_..r, men...tog ������0 t.t_.e-  'h_s_l.h of the ooa_u_uui_y, -Is 2. no. fairly  good a. c-ay.'.ia__.. Tna'c-v. in 00 -ayMiiom of  .ow-.n_i.fs, .'A 4v.Sli*.���������,_���������-���������.������������������������������������:j.-,b a ������������������yuolii4" ��������� .;  seiiveuger in ia .he tow:i. Aid S9 ������ve are  behind older a-ad incorporated places in very  many ways, The' Uuioa Colliery company  laid out a townsite called Cumberltnd bu ;  to the iion-re_ideut, termed Uaion. Jb.s'ory  facility aud inducement has, so far as I can  learn, been given to the employee- of that  Company, to move to tho town.its, If I  mistake not, it is tha desire of the Company  that its employees shall better their condition of residence, and that gradually there  shall be built up a town commendable to itself and its inhabitants. The primitive buildings have served ..their time and purpose.  It is a matter of praise that the occupants  of tho old houses are left to choose when  they wi.l move. Little wonder is it to the  observiug individual that small expense is  gone to by the U. C Co. for sewers and other things for an old camp from which there  is a rapid exodus to tlie new town.  It shou'td not have escaped Mr. Wooley's  attention that a mere trifle is allotted to the  school trustees for the small waat3 they are  called upon to fill. When the trustees ehail  be able to make 50 cents liquidate a dollar  of indebtedness, then perhaps th . closets referred to .by Mr. VYooloy will be found aa  shining and bright as the mon-.y. Much  credit is due Dr. Millard for his vigiiance  as health officer.  X. Y. Z.  Union. Shipping1.  Tfie Temc left for .'.���������ncouver on the  roth wiili 450 ioii.-j of ci-'il for tbe C.P.R.  The Quadra left on the 22d, wiih 2i_:  tons of co.il for Light House service.  The Topic left again for Vancouver on  23d, will. 410 tons of coal and 30 tons of  coke for the Sygar  Refinery and C P. R.  The Wellington left on the-24th for  San Francisco with 2,650 tons of coal.  The Danube left on the 25th taking-  away 71 tons of coal.  On 1 he 261 h the Rainbow was in for  coal.  The San Mateo will be in tomorrow  and the jviinneola about the first of May.  Struck by a Tree.  On April 17th Frank Young, age about  12, and his cousin, were up the lake  camping and fishing. Frank cut down a  small tree which fell against a dead tree  breaking it into pieces, one of v\hich  struck him. above the left ear, rendering  him insensible. He was brought home  on Sunday. On Friday convulsions set  in, hut under tlie care of f. rs. Lawrence  and Westwood these symptoms disappeared and he is now improving.  Sp8.iaJJ_o.ice.  Mr. Wm. Stewart, representing the  Roberts' Jewelry E-tablishmonfc of 'Nanaimo, will be in town Wednesday, April  28cb, to rsmain a few days with a fu:I  line of Watches, Chains, aud Rings as  well as other   articles.  N. B.���������Special attention given to Re-  pairina;.  Clive Fhil-ipps-Wooiejr Questioned.  To the Editor:  I would like to ask Mr.  Pb-llijsp4---4-Wooley whether or no the wells  of Union were cleaned on-4, on or before t,he  loth" October of las. year and again before  the 15th of M-trch of this year a* required  by clause 22 of the S.-iitary R341.l_.-0-3 ?  If not why not? How long a stay did h.  make in U<_ion ? Wiiera and from v. nom  did he get his informition as t> what had  been done?   Is  Cauiberland   to..nsi_e   ma  valley ?  Query  ^hatter.  ' ^__^-*-^2>'  Gresk Tea.  THE WEEK.just passed has been  marked by social happenings especially worthy of mention and satisfactory  topics to write on. , 1 refer to the ';Greek  Tea," given by the ladies in aid of Trinity  Church, and the opening of the Union  Club rooms.  ��������� The Greek Tea, was really ;. supper,  served by a'bevy of Union's 'fairest girls,  wearing the graceful costume of the  ladies of ancient Greece. A gentleman  remarked, "How much pretcier than the  modern costume; why don't ladies adopt  ii?" And surely the pretty waitresses  appeared unusually graceful, some,  statuesque, in their clinging gowns, and  psyche'knots, with'fillet of gold. After  the really excellent supper, provided by  the ladies of Trinity congregation, the  Operetta "Fairyland,'' was presented.  The stage had been appropriately  arranged, and the bower of the fairy  queen was very pretty . Mrs. Little, Mrs.4  Collis, Mrs. Beckman, and Mrs. Clinton,  had worked arduously to prepare the  children for 1 his��������� bright little oDem, and I  think its rendition fully   repaid the ladies  for -heir labor.  * '<  The music   was catchy   and the   songs  ' succtly sung,4 and thc   butterflies, daisies  andliliies with the busy-buzzing   Bumble  Bee, made an attractive   picture.    There  wero gorgeous butterrlie4-4, soft white winged butterflies, brilliant black buticrflie., a  stately  little   butterfly with green   wings;  lillies   tall  graceful    and   slender;   llliies  drooping    and  fair,    modest  dear   little  daises   who  sang sweetly; fairies,   woodland   fairies,  a  great   big   Bumble   Bee,  ancl a lovely fairy queen; in fact a charming collection of beautiful objects personated so   cle\erly   by   sweet   faced,   fresh  voiced children.    The Operetta was over,  all too soon.  The    musical     piogram     under     the  capable   direction   of   Mrs.  Ed "SicKim,  Hicks,  Mr.  An  the Secretiry, Mr. H. Nunns; Dr. Dalby,  Mr. M. Whitney, Mr. M_egret*or and  Mr. Hamburger. Mrs. Lowe, Miss  Nicoil, Mr. Barret*,' Mr. Anderson, and  the'Rev. Mr. Logan favored the company with songs. Miss Bertram proved  a cap.-ble accompanist during the evening. Mr. Dunne recited exceedingly  well.  The members were most hospitable  entertainers, cakes, pies, tea, and coffee  being passed.  The rooms are freshly papered and  painted, new oil cloth on the floors, and  for so new a town (soon it is rumored to  'be a city) I believe the plain substantial  furnishings more sensible . than- any  attempt at luxury, or making cheip  display.  1  1 have not met more courteous hosts  than the gentlemen of the Union Club,  and shall look forward lo future pleasant  evenings, while looking backward to the  pleasant opening evening "at the Club." ,  Reine.  a   pleasing  one.     Rev.   Mr.  was  Mr. and Mrs. Parker, and Rev  Logan, each sang with i>ood effect,  instrumental selection pla>ed by Dr.  Westwood (violin,) Rev.Mr. Hicks (flute,)  and Mrs. Ed McKim ipiano,) was' a  beautiful thing artistically performed.  **A Dream of Fair Women," in tableaux  followed. The tableaux were under Miss  Powell's direction and were very pretty  though their effect was marred somewhat, as the lime lights failed to burn  well.  . The receipts were satisfactorily large  and I have not attended an entertainment in Union wit!* a higher class program. '       .  ���������+- v -+-  Club Opening.  OF COURSE women are naturally  curious about men's clubs; curious, and  often strongly prejudiced against them.  I wonder did not the clever masculine,  brains of Union foresee this, and strate-  geticaliy plan to satisfy tlie curiosity, and  conquer the predjudice of their wives and  iady friends by selling apir'.a Ladies'  Day! I think it was a tactiul maneuver  and one meeting the approval and appreciation of the ladies..-  I was couteously received, and conducted through the clubhouse, and really  found no trace of any wicked secrets n_>r  saw cause why the strictest of wives may  not consent to her husband joining the  Club.  Mr. F. D. Little, President, in a few  well chosen remarks declared the Club  formally opened. Rev. Mr. Logan, vice-  President, next made some explanatoty  remarks, as to the character and rules of  the Club; also some pretty speeches of  welcome to the guests present. Dr.  Westwood, who bas been most active in  the organization of the Club, made a  short address.    Others called upon, were  PEI21 G0ET1ST.  * *'  ���������yO'THE  PUPILS,  who successfully  passed the   examination   at Courtenay  this   year,. for" entrance   toJa   high  school    THE NEWS' proposes.a  contest   for  a   prize  of TWO   VOLUMES  (19  si^el    portraits) entitled . QUEENS  OF  ENGLND AND   THEIRXIVESJ  for thc beat- Historical and- -Dkscrip- J  tive  article  on   COMOX  DISTRICT,/'  including   Union, or any division   or part  of the distnct; and   for  the  second   best  articie,   the    Rev.   Mr.   John   A.   Logan  offers a prize    of   FOUR   VOLUMES,    viz:  '���������Andubon the Naturalist." "Young  Folks'   'Scottish    Tales."    "Mary,  Queen    of    Sco-its,"   and ' "Queen  Victoria."  The ai tides mu-.t be legibly written,  without any fiouii.h.s of penmanship,  upon ONE SJL>E only cf "_.ie paper, and  consecutively numbered, and must be  endorsed in a wrapper addressed to  THE NEWS marked PRIZE CONTEST on upper left hand corner, and  bv* deliverfd by June 151 h. Inside of  Oi ihe wrapper the ���������*. 111 __ 1 uili pi.ice an  enclosed or sealed letter, which should  contain a declaration that the article  was composed WITHOUT aid from any  one, and signed with the reai name of  the author. The article and letter will  be numbered to correspond, but the  letter not be opened until after a decis-  sion is had upon the merits of the articles! The decision will be based upon  intrinsic merit, but when ro great  difference is found in that, proper .consideration will be given errors in spelling,  grammar, etc.  The following ladies have consented  to act as a com ni it tee to pass upon the  relative merits of the various articles:  Mrs. K. P.-Collis, Mrs. F. D. Little,  Mrs. j. A. Logan, Mrs. Lewis Mounce,  and Mrs. M. Whitney.  THE NEWS will publish the articles  for which prizes .shall be awarded WITH  PORTRAITS OF THE PRIZE   ' INNEUS.  Mx.l'_=_0_JlST  i_ Oi. Oi-itT.  The closing entertainment of the series  will take place in the Methodist Church,  on the evening of Wednesday,. May 5th.  Mr. Evans of Dyke & Evans, the '.veil  known music dealers of Vancouver, will  be present and have one of the high  grade Karn pianos, which will be subject  to inspection. Mr. Gideon Hicks���������a  great favorite here���������will assist, as will  also Miss Morris of Vancouver. Mr.  Evans will of course be the pianist. It is  understood there will be readings, recitations, solos, two part songs by the  choir, duets, tr:o_, and quartets.  ������__arvt>,_x������'J-E-___-J-  Visiting cards   printed   at   the   News  Office in neat script, 0'  li'  SUNSET.  By down and shore tbe southwest bor*  The scent of hay, an airy load.  Ad if at fault it seemed to halt,  Then, softly ���������whispering, took tho road,  To haunt the evening like a ghost  Or some belated pilgrim lost.  High overhead the swift clouds sped.  Beside the moon they furled their sails.  Soon in the skic-_ their merchandise  Of vapor, built in toppling bales,  Fulfilled a visionary pier  That spanned the eastern atmosphere.  I_ow in the west the sun addressed  His courtship to the dark browed night  While images of molten seas,  ' Of snowy slope and crimson height,  Of valleys dim and gulfs profound,  , Aloft a dazzling pageant wound.  Whero shadow fell in glade and doll  Uncovered shoulders nestled deep,  And here and there tbe braided hair  Of rosy goddesses asleep,  For in a moment clouds may be  Dead and instinct,-with deity.  ���������Saturday Review.  A FAIE CANDIDATE.  suggestion met  The machine of one of the political  .parties of Butte  county was  at work.  The wheel horses  of the organization  were in executive session, and the manufacture of a slate  for the ratification  of  tlie county convention was in prog-  '   xess. Everything had been settled without  friction up  to a certain point, but  here the making of candidates came to  a full stop.   Some one must be,selected  to  run for superintendent of schools,  and some ono else  must be found who  was disinterested  enough to stand for  the place of county surveyor, with the  nominal emoluments pertaining thereto.  This latter-problem was settled, after a  brief discussion, by the powers insisting  ' that Al Wood, the incumbent, who was  present,   must   stand   for   re-election,  ������������������whether he liked it or not, but a duly  qualified candidate for. superintendent  .'of schools was hot so easily found.   The ;  man who had held that position for two j  years past had the bad taste to give up  his office and his  grasp on life at the  same time only two weeks before, thus  leaving  his party in a quandary for a  candidate to succeed ' him.   Of course  there were plenty of aspirants for the  nomination, but most of them were unavailable for reasons  political, and the '  candidate must  be  a person who was  popular with the voters of the county.    |  Jirumie Van   "Wert,   the   handsome'  young assayer of the Spread Eagle mill,  had been sitting in a dark corner of the  ' office in which the conference was being  held, smoking quietly and  saying very  little until now, but he finally put  in  his oar long enough to  suggest that  ' 'Professor'' Striker, the young principal of the local school, would make a  good man for the office:  "Yaas," assented Judge Bullock, the  venerable justice of the peace, "but they  don't know him out iu th' kentry, an  we got t' have some feller th't c'n ketch  th' aoutside vote. Now, Jirninic, look  yere. What's th' matter with you run-  nin f'r super'ntend'nt y'rself?"  , "Don't get me mixed in on a deal  like that," ejaculated Van Wert fervently. "I don't want any old office.  I've got troubles enough now  But Judge Bullock's  with unanimous approval on the part of  all the others present, and very much  against his will Mr. Van Wert was  slated for the position and duly  placed in nomination by the convention  a few days later. It was two weeks before he found out what sort of an opponent he was to have, and then, much  to his disgust, he learned that the other  party had nominated a girl.  This was almost enough to make him  throw up the canvass. The idea of the  other fellows thinking that he could be  beaten by a woman! . Then he consoled  himself with the reflection that perhaps  they knew they couldn't beat him and  had merely put up this Miss Smith to  act as a forlorn hope. Thenceforth he  did not put much activity into his canvass, but attcneded to business pretty  much as usual, serene in the belief that  the voters of Butte county were not yet  arrived at the stage of progression when  they would permit a woman to hold office. And all this,time, be it known,  this heretofore unknown and mysterious  Miss Smith was becoming known to the  voters of the county, and, what was  more, she was winning a good deal of  support from sources' upon which Van  Wert confidently counted.  It lacked only about ten days of election day when Van Wert, with a sudden  shock, came to his senses. Two or three  things had occurred to detract from his  bverconfidence. Among these was the  avowal on the part of several personal  and political friends of their intention  to support Miss Smith, giving as their  reasons that she had a good record as an  educator and was, without doubt, well  qualified for the office; that she wanted  the office and was making a hard fight  for it, and that Van Wert didn't want  it and didn't need it. On top of this he  was informed that his opponent had  been out in. the "cow districts" and had  tho cowboy vote pretty well "cinched."  This cheering announcement came from  two or three of the "bosses" who called  on him to see if he didn't think it worth  while to get out and save his political  scalp by "hustling" like the rest of the  candidates. " We'll have the committee  fix some dates for you to speak, and  you've got to fill 'em,. Jimmie. If you ,  don't, you're a gone goose, " said they, j  So, with the inward fear that he  might, after all, be defeated, Van Wert >  began in earnest tne effort to save him-  ������elf. He did not care for the office, but  he dreaded defeat at the hands of a woman, being one of the kind of men who  do not believe the gentler sex has any  business in politics. He pictured Miss  Smith as a big, gaunt, red haired, self  assertive person, with large, red hands  and a snappy way of speaking, and was  quite surprised to learn that she was  really a very ladylike young w'oman,  tipping the beam at about 110 pounds.  It lacked but four days of election  day, and the various candidates were  putting in every hour possible in making speeches and seeing their constituents and other people. Van Wert had  put in some very telling work in several  places where it would do the mo3t good,  but in two or three precincts it was  found that a strong sentiment iu favor  of his opponent had developed ancl must  be overcome by some means if he hoped  to win. Unfortunately he was worried,  and his actions showed it. On one or  two occasions while speaking he had  given way to puerile bursts of temper  that by no means enhanced his chances  for success. Some of the older heads had  warned him that by making slurring remarks about his opponent ho would," only  hurt himself, to which he-responded by  the childlike query, "Well, if a woman  doesn't want to get herself talked about  she'd better keep out of politics."  This he practically repeated to a mixed  crowd at Conover's schoolhouse, in one  of the strong "cow districts, " on Friday  tiight before election, adding,' 'I cannot  believe that  parents' interested in  the  future  welfare   of  their  children  are  willing to intrust  their  early training  to the hands and  the  methods  of  one  who so far forgets her womanhood as to  . stand as a  candidate  for  a  public office. '' Of course he regretted the remark  almost as soon  as  it was uttered ��������� and  I recognized that the silence with which  it was received was the silence of a disapproval too strong to find expression in  , words.    But it was too late for regrets,  j and he expressed none.        , ���������  I     The next afternoon came a brief but  pointed note from Miss Smith, in which  she gently reminded hirn that his youth  had evidently led him astray, so far as  to forget the fact that she was piratically  defenseless, and that in speaking'of her  as he had he had been both unmanly and  ungentlem,...__..  This, coming, as it did,  at a time when he was mentally cursing  himself for an ass and a' brute, did not  tend to soothe  him, for  he knew that  every, word the note contained was true.  So, instead of answering  it  as  a man  should, he wrote at the bottom  of the  sheet, ' 'You have no business in politics  if you don't want to  stand the  consequences, '' then signed it and  remailed  it to the original sender.   An hour later  he was sorry--lie had done so and tried to  get the letter out of the postoffice, but  failed.  Thus it was that the next evening, as  he rode along the lonely trail leading to  the "enemy's country," where he was  to address a big meeting of cattlemen  and make an effort to redeem himself by  practically recanting all that he had said  derogatory to the opposing candidate,  without losing too much of his already  shattered self respect, ho was so absorbed mentally in thinking over what he  should say that he did not hear a sudden command to halt and realized that  he was in trouble only when a sinuous,  swishing'thing hurtled through the air,  pinioned his arms to his sides and jerked him from his saddle to the rough  ground.  "Good shot, old man!" said some one  in cowboy costume, who came up and  sat on the victim's chest. "Ye got him  right round th' elbows, fust throw o'  th' rope."  "Let me up, you d������������������-d scoundrel 1"  fumed Van Wert.    "You can take my  but the trail was some distance from  the clump of brush and they did not  hear him. At last, however, when he  had about given up all hope of escaping  fintil his captors should come and release him, he heard the sound of horses  coming along the trail, their riders  laughing and chatting,, and he lifted up  his voice in a mighty effort to make  himself heard. The riders evidently  heard him and stopped. He shouted  again and presently heard them coming  toward him. ,  "Where are you?" called a feminine  voice in response to another bleat from  Van Wert, and in a moment there was  a crashing, of underbrush and the face  and form of a young woman were outlined in the moonlight, followed a second later by the wondering countenance  of a lad of about 12 years.  '.'How did it happen?" queried the  young woman after she and .the boy had  released the candidate from his uncomfortable predicament and he was untying his horse from a neighboring tree.  ��������� Van Wert explained, in an injured  tone, adding, with as much dignity as  he could command: "I am the candidate for superintendent of schools, and  I suppose this is a sample of the methods  Miss Smith, and her cowbor friends have  adopted to defeat'me. They knew I was  .o speak at Meeker tonight and thought  that by preventing me from doing so  they could gain a few votes. I'll show  'em when I get there. "  The young woman laughed merrily.  "Politics is a funny business, isn't it?"  she said: "The idea of resorting to such  measures! But,'' she added soberly,  "you should not blame Miss Smith for  what her ovcrzealous friends have.-done.  I���������Miss Smith is, a friend of mine, and  I know, she would not sanction such a  thing. It���������it would be most unfair to  accuse her of it, don't you think, without being-certain of your ground?','  Van Wert admitted that it would.  "Then, as a favor to me, "said his  fair rescuer, "do not, please, say anything about it���������at least by way of con-  ~        ~'m sure no  not retrograde, ln fact, in the course of  a few weeks she succeeded in making  herself almost ill, for the death of the  former superintendent had left the affairs of the office in rather chaotic condition, and although Van Wert and his  deputy qualified at once after thc meeting of the canvassing board it was almost Christmas before they got matters  straightened out.  And it was just at this time,' when  the little deputy, more than half ill  from overwork, was spending a couple  of days ��������� at home, that she got a brief  note from her superior, which read:  - Miss Smith���������For some time past I have been  dissatisfied with you as deputy superintendent  of schools, and your resignation as such will  be accepted. I-will do. myself ' the honor of  calling upon you and explaining matters more  fully tomorrow night.   -Very trulj' yours,  James Van Wert.  Miss Smith burst into tears. "Just to  think, mamma! After I have worked so  hard! What shall we do?" ,     '  "I suppose they want the job for  some politician that doesn't need it,"  commented Mrs. Smith grimly. "But to  think he has the - audacity to come here  after that! I won't let him in, thc  treacherous thing ��������� discharging you,  after being so friendly and all thatl"  "Yes, you will, mamma," interjected  the'girl, recovering herself. "We must  not forget ourselves in our own home.''  Just then the doorbell rang, and the  girl hastened away to hide the traces of  her tears. When she returned to the little parlor, Van Wert was standing there,  tig and "handsome, in front of the fireplace. He advanced to meet her as her  mother vanished from the room.  "You got my note?" he said. "I'll  tell you how it is," lie went on awkwardly. "I'm not satisfied with you as  deputy because���������because I want' you to  take the office itself aud mo with it."  And that was the way they arranged  it.���������New York Tribune.  A  PSALM  OF LIFE.  Through the wild babel of pur fever'd time  The song of Homer cometh, grave and stern.  With tidings from the world's fresh, healthy-  prime��������� "  Tidings which onr worn, wearied age concern.  Unchang'd, through all the long, unnumber'd  *���������������������������    "years,  , The voice of Homer sings tbe song divine,  Which tells of godlike toils, of heroes' tears  And of the punishment of Priam's line.  The battle in the plain is raging yet;   ���������  Tbe watch iiros blaze; tho beak'd ships line  tho shore.'  For us the loo in grim array is sot.  Ah, but do we fight as they fought of yore?  For -we, too, liko tho heroes long ago,  Must wago slow wars aud sail tho bitter sea.  Pierce is the conflict, loud the tempests blow.  And the waves roar and rage unceasingly.  Still must wo wander o'er tho stormy main,  'Twixt rocks and whirlpools a droad passage  make,  Btill must tho sirens sing to us in vain, '  Still from tho toils of Circe must wo break.  Turn, then, to Homer's psalm of lifo and see  How thoy endured whoso pilgrim ago is done  And hear thomessago thoy have loft for thee���������'  Only'by patience is tho victory won'  ���������Macmillan's Magazinel  INCANDESCENT  LAMPS.  How  ORIGIN  OF ''RESTAURANT."  money without taking my ytind. at the  sames time, can't you?"  "Easy, m' son," chuckled the giant  who was sitting, astride of him as he  held the candidate's wrists so that the  other men, who now came up, could the  more easily tie them. "We don't want  . yer stuff, do we, pardner?"  "Isfopey, Van, "said the second man  in a voice that Van Wert tried in vain  to recognize. "We jest want t' put ye  where ye won't make no mo'fool remarks 'bout th' lady th't's ag'in ye���������  not this evenin, anyways."  "See here, boys," said Van Wert,  more calmly, "this isn't a square deal.  You know I've got to be at that meeting  at Meeker at 8 o'clock? Well, it's almost that now, so let me go."  "Oh, no, Jimmie!" laughed one of  his captors heartlessly. "Not t'night.  'Squar deal,' I b'lieve ye said? Was it a  squar deal f'r you t' git up an make th'  talk ye did 'bout th' little schoolma'am  las' night? Not any. So stan up, Jimmie,  an let th' gent tackle ye to th' tree.  We'll let ye go 'fore ye git cold. Easy,  lad. Ef ye git gay, we won't do a thing  but hawg tie ye an leave ye lay till  mawnin."  The next hour was as long a one as  Jimmie Van Wert ever spent. The night  was a chilly one, and the ropes with  which he was bound prevented the free  circulation of blood, so that in a very  short time his extremities were aching  with cold. To add to his discomfort, an  owl took its station in the brush near  by and hooted derisively whenever the  prisoner shouted, and the cries of the  owl were responded to by several wolves,  whose voices sounded as though they  were very close at hand.  Several times Van Wert heard people  go by on horseback and in wagons and  shouted to them at the top of his lungs, I  necting her with tho affair  one would regret  it  more  than she, if  she knew about it. " "���������'  After some hesitation Van Wert promised, and presently his rescuer and hei  escort left him, branching off on a trail  that led toward a farmhouse that he  could see iu the distance.  The candidate noted with a grim  smile, on his return, the consternation  his appearance created in a certain part  of the room aud concluded that two or  three men whom he knew to be friends  of his looked rather sheepish, but he  kept his own counsel and made no reference to his adventure. In the course of  the excellent speech he presently made  he-"took back',', what he had said about  his opponent in a manner so graceful as  to win for him rounds of applause, and  when he sat down it was with the conT  sciousness that he had in part redeemed  himself.  As he started, along with some of the  other candidates, to leave the hall he  noticed for thc first time that the young  woman who had rescued him from the  ' 'fix'' in which the cowboys had left him  had not gone home to stay when she left  him, for there she was, just leaving thc  hall in company with an older woman  in widow's weeds.  "Who is that?" he asked of the candidate for sheriff, who was at his side.  "That girl?" queried -the other.  "Why, boy, that's your hated adversary,  Miss Smith! Hadn't you seen her before?"  But Van Wert did not hear the question. He hurried to catch up with thc  opposing candidate, who started when  he addressed her, but quickly recovered  herself and smiled sweetly upon him.  "Miss Smith, "he burst out impetuously,"! don't know what you must  think of me after all the low down  things I've said about you and the holy  show I made of myself .this evening.  But I hope you'll believe me when I say  I'm sorry for the things I've said���������and  I honestly hope you'll be elected after  all. I shall vote for you anyway, and  you can count on lots of my friends."  But his boyish enthusiasm in behalf  of his opponent came too late to be of  service to her, for the returns showed  that Van Wert was elected by a small  majority, for which he was indebted to  the miners. On Thursday after election  he went to Miss Smith.  "I regret this as much as you do,"  he said earnestly. * 'I wish I had met  you earlier in the campaign. But I have  a proposition to make. What are you  going to do now?"  "I don't know," she said, trying to  conceal the sadness in her tones. "You  see, I had to give up my school and  there are no vacancies now.''  " Well, what I was going to propose  is this: Will you take an appointment  as my deputy? Remember, all the work  will devolve upon you."  Miss Smith gasped, and her pretty  face grew a rosy red, then turned pale.  She did not wish to be under obligations  to this man, and yet there .was the  mother to be considered and the invalid  sister in Chicago, whose .hospital bills  were such a severe tax on the family resources. "Yes," she said finally,^''and  thank you very much for offering me  the place. You have lifted a great load  from my mind.''  There was some comment on this arrangement by the voters of the county,  but it was hardly adverse, and the deputy soon showed that she was the right  one in the right place. She worked clay  and night and denied herself necessary  sleep that  her beloved schools  should  An   Interesting-   Philological   Fact   From  France.  The French author, Maurice Cabs, recently published in La Rcpubliquo  Francaise an essay about tho restaurants  and eating houses- of Paris, .relating  ���������many interesting details. His story of  how the term "restaurant" was first  used is well worth repeating. For a long  time inns and eating houses in France  were . only intended for the benefit of  traveling people, for the people, took  their meals at home, and restaurants  were unknown. The first enterprise of  the kind was founded iu Paris in 1765.  A citizen by the name of Boulanger  opened in the Rue des Poulies an eating  houso where soup, meat, fowl' and eggs  were served. A chronicler relates that  meals were served there on small, round,  marble tables, and everything was scrupulously clean.-  Over the entry to this first eating  house the proprietor had hung a sign,  upon which were the Latin words, "Ve-  nite ad mc omues qavs stomacho labora-  tis, ct ego restaurabo vos" (Come unto  me all ye whose stomachs need attention,  and I will restore Ihcm). This is a>parody on the well known Biblical quotation,-"Come unto me all ye who labor  and arc heavy laden, and I will give you  rest,'' only in place of labor and heavy  laden he said, "whose stomachs need attention. '' The word'' restaurabo,'' from  thc Latin "restaurarc" (restore or refresh), was the main characteristic of the  new establishment and gave it its name.  Boulanger amassed a large fortune, for  his enterprise proved eminently successful, but lie was soon imitated, some of  his imitators becoming more famous  than he, liko Borel, at whose place 120  years ago meals could be had for 150  francs ($30) per cover.  Grant and Hancoclc at a Njght Alarm.  When Hancock's  headquarters were  reached, the party remained with him  for' some time, awaiting the  arrival of  the head of Warren's troops. Hancock's  wound received  at Gettysburg had not  thoroughly healed, and he suffered such  inconvenience from it when in the saddle that he had applied for permission  to ride in a spring ambulance while oh  the -march and when his troops were not  in action.    He  was  reclining upon one  of the seats of, the ambulance, conversing with General Grant, who  had dismounted and w*as sitting on the ground  with his back against a tree, whittling  a stick, when the sound of firing broke  forth directly in front.  Hancock sprang  ap, seized his sword, which was lying  near him, buckled it  around  his waist  and cried, "My horse, my horse!"   The  scene was  intensely  dramatic  and recalled vividly to the bystanders the cry  of Richard III on the field of Bosworth.  Grant listened a moment without changing his position or ceasing his whittling  and then remarked:  "They are not fighting.    The firing is all  on  one side.    It  takes two sides to start a fight."   In a  few minutes the firing died away, and  it was found that the enemy was not  advancing.    The incident fairly illustrates the contrast in the temperaments  of  these two distinguished  soldiers.���������  G-eneral Horace Porter in Century.  apparatus,  to givo in  American  the   Burned ,Out   Filament May Be  Replaced, and Renewed.  It has been generally supposed to be a  fruitless task to attempt the renewal of  a burnt out incandescent electric lamp,  although there appears to be some economic 'fallacy involved in' the destruction of what is except in,one small if  important particular a perfect piece of  It is not intended, as a rule,  this column descriptions of  devices or achievements  drawn from foreign publications. This  subject has, however, been taken up by.  the English journal, Industries and  Iron, and, although it states that an  American process for renewing these ,  lamps after the filament has been broken has been developed, it does not give  the name,of inventors nor state that the  process has como into anything like general application. Its description of the  operation is therefore given for,what it  is worthy  It states that a commercial success  has been made of a process for renewing  burned out lamps which renders possible  the use of the old hnlir at a very slight  expense. By the new method the collar,  or bare end, of the lamp is not disturbed,' the old filament being removed and  the new one placed through a small hole  in the lamp bulb made by removing the  tip. Tho small holeis subsequently closed exactly in the same manner as in the  case of th������ now lamp, leaving nothing  to indicate in the finished,' repaired  lamp that it had ever been opened.  ��������� It is stated that some 400,000 lamps  have been repaired by this method, the  filament being inserted through tho  small hole referred to by a skillful twist  of the hand and secured in-position by a  special carbon paste. The black deposit  on the inside of tho bulb is removed by  fittiug the lamp to the holder and removing it in a gas furnace, while immediately following this operation a  small glass tube is fused to the opening  made in the bulb, through which the  lamp" is exhausted. When this has been  done and the last trace of air and gas  absorbed, a blowpipe flame is directed  upon the throat of . the tube, which is  melted into the point- exactly in every  respect a counterpart of the  lamp. ���������Providence Journal.  original  A Good Fig Pudding.  It is learned from Table Talk that 8  good fig pudding may be made as follows: Chop a half of a pound of figs  very fine. Mix with 2 tablespoonfuL.  butter, add a third of a oup of powdered sugar, 2 eggs beaten light without separating, a cup of milk and a  fourth of a cup of cake crumbs. Mix  well, turn into a well greased pudding  mold and boil for three hours.  THe Well Dressed Ttlan.  There is a certain professor iu a certain university of the United States who  once, at the beginning of oue of his lectures on fine arts, got on the   subject of  the kind of pins worn in the neckties of  young college men.   He was a good lecturer and  was always  interesting, but  this lecture was the most interesting of  his course to the 300 boys who heard  him, and the whole hour was spent on  necktie pins, their use and  misuse and  what they suggested.   The gist of what  he said was  that   there  was  no  more  reason why a boy should wear a horseshoe with a whip across  it  all in gold  than that houses should have sieves for,  roofs, and   that   as it was  extremely  foolish to put a big sieve on your house  for a roof so it was quite as foolish to  wear horseshoes on your neckties.   The  principle of this is that you should have  a reason in what you wear as well as in  other things and  that senseless decorations,   like  horseshoes  on  neckties  or  neckties on horseshoes, are silly and unbecoming to a self respecting person.  This particular example was   only   one  to illustrate a principle, which  is  that  nothing unusual, queer, out of the  ordinary, is in itself a good thing���������that,  in fact,, most things that are queer and  cut of  the ordinary  are  likely, in   the  question of dress, to be in bad taste.   A  man's dress  ought  to  be  quiet, but it  must be clean and well taken care of in  every instance. The best dressed man is  the man who, in whatever company he  finds  himself,   is  inconspicuous; who,  you realize in an indefinite way, is well  appointed, though you cannot well tell  why.���������Harper's Round Table.  Household Economics.  "I don't see, Ella, how you manage  with your house money. If I give you a  lot, you spend a lot, but if I don't give  you so much you seem to get along with  it."  "Why, that's perfectly simple, Rudolph. When you give me a lot, I use  it to pay the debts I get into when you  don't give me so much."���������-Fliegende  Blatter.  ; 0  i j.  *..  ���������ii  ������������������j  *���������.  si  j  ��������� ��������� ���������������������������*Tl  v*_  ��������� }?  .1  I  I  if  1  ym  ���������'A  ��������� Iii.  'm  '���������if-,. J  *' m.  ill  m  . ��������� v if-  \y <L)  &:  NOW THE ELECT ION BET  The   Crop of  Foolish  Wagers  Larger Than Ever This Year.  AMUSING AND IDIOTIO PENALTIES  %_ie Whole Gamut of Whimsical Conceits  Has Been Run, and Men Have Bet Everything, From a Cold  In  the Head to  ,   Their Teeth.  It is at just about this period that the  .too ardent partisan who a few days ago  had unlimited confidence in his, own  political foresight is secretly admitting  to himself that he is every kind of a  fool on the calendar.    He is paying his  CARRYING HOME HIS ELECTION IIATS.  election bets. He finds that there is it  ���������Whole lot of difference between backing  up a hasty statement and paying the  penalty for the same. In the'cold, gray  '.ight of the day, after the votes have  . 'been cast, he discovers that it was enthusiasm and not judgment' which  prompted him to lay the wagers which  he now regrets. Of course there are two  sides to the situation, but you need not  fear that the men who won will tell  you all about it.  Most , presidential' campaigns^ have  been distinguished ' by some picturesque  feature aside from the serious issues.  The recent .struggle1, was no exception.  j It was marked by>an epidemic of what  may be called froak bets. In rio campaign within the history of thecountry  has betting ey er taken such a ridiculous  turn. ,  It almost seems as if the whole gamut of whimsical conceits had been run  in this campaign, aud that nothing had  been left for the next one. Men have  bet everythiug, from a cold in the head  to their teeth. And now comes the day  of reckon ing.  A member of the fire department of  Qermantown, Pa., must take his full  share of ignominy, for, according to an  ante-election agreement, he must sit on  ,n fire plug while   a  brother fireman  throws four dozen eggs at him from a  distance of 30 feet. As there is nothing  in   the  contract  which  calls  for   the  "strictly fresh" article to be   used, and  as common economy prompts the winner of the bet to get the other kind, the  proceedings will  be most enjoyable to  spectators when viewed from a distance.  A Philadelphia man who bet on Bryan is preparing to walk from  his home  to Wilmington, a distance of SO miles,  on his hands, while  the winner of the  ���������wager supports bis feet in the air, walking behind him  and- using the loser as  he would a wheelbarrow.  About the worstplight that any Democrat has succeeded in getting himself  into pp.to date is that of the one who  one hand aud holding in the other a  nursing bottle, whose contents he was  industriously consuming through a rubber tube. He was being wheeled along  by a smiling individual, who explained  ' to the crowd that came to see that the  man in the carriage had bet on the losing side.  The citizens of the village of Sharps-  town, Md., are to be. amused in quite  another manner. They are invited to  gather at the town hall to see a Bryan  man publicly hug and kiss the youug  aud pretty wife of one of his MoKinley  neighbors. There may be soone in the  audience who will envy the loser.   In u  line with this bet was that made by  William Cor bus of Laporte, Ind. He  Wagered his wife against a house, and  lot worth $5,000 with a neighbor that  McKinley would, be elected. Mrs. Oor-,  bus had such ' implicit faith in her husband's judgment that she is said to have  'agreed to the terms of the contract, and  before election announced that if by  any chance her husband should lose his  bet she would allow him to obtain a  decree of separation and marry the Bryan man. Perhaps.it is fortunate for the  sense of public decency of the neighborhood that Corbus won his bet.  Few of the freak bets lead to any such  tragic  or  at least dramatic results  as  this.  Most of them are of the farce eom-  .edy order.   Of this stripe is the penalty  which a man in'Dallas, Tex., must pay  for trusting, to  his own views.    He  is  now wearing  a   suit  of  clothes which  were made for a neighbor.  As the winner of the bet is a tall, thin man and as  the loser is short and stout  ho presents  a most ridiculous spectacle, but iu spite  of ripped seams and bursting buttons he  must wear thethin man's clothes for a  whole month before he can clothe himself in proper raiment.  Even a minister of the ' gospel must  taste all the bitterness of political de-  foat and learn that it is rash to make a  ���������wager. This preacher is the pastor of a  Baptist church in Coalton, O. One day  while talking politics with one of his  flock the latter banteringly proposed the  terms of a novel wager. If McKinley  was elected, the minister should appear  in his pulpit and preach a sermon while  wearing his clothes turned inside out."  If Bryan was elected, the coal dealer  was to wear his clothes reversed in a  like manner while he listened to a ser-  glad to go where she couldn't see her.  Another plucky woman in Colorado  made a queer' bet and won it too. It was  with her husband. He said he was going to bet money on Bryan.  "Don't you do it," she said, "for he  won't be elected."  "But he will, my dear. "  "I'll bet he won't," replied the wife.  '.'No; not money, but la'-or. Now, if  Bryan is elected, I'll chop all the kindling wood for a month, but if McKinley, is elected you must do the family  washing and plain ironing for the same  length of time."  "It's a go/'said the Colorado man,  with more alacrity than he now wishes  he had used, forhe has had his first experience at the washtub before this.  But he has at least the satisfaction of  knowing that he is doing something  useful as well as being able to retire to  the secrecy of his own laundry to do it,  while a Cincinnati .man must get down  on his knees and roll a peanut for a  block along the street, with all his  neighbors looking on.  , Next election when any friend tries  to lure you into making a freak bet just  remember how foolish the people look  ���������Who are paying them and refrain.  C-TKUS SYI-VESTEB.  PIOUS ENTERPRISE.  DR.  CANFIELD     APPLIES     BUSINESS  METHODS  TO  THE  PULPIT.  CURTAIN RAISERS.  R. C. Carton's "Liberty Hall" has met  with great success at Johannesburg.  Henri Licutat's comic opera, "Mimi  Pinson," is to be produced at tho Paris  Opera Comiqu'c.  Camille Cleveland is to play an important role in "New York," thc latest Al-  friend-WheeJcr play.  W. Iv. Buchanan will, impersonate General Gomez in thc forthcoming production  of "Cuba's Vow" in New York city.  Edward Compton contemplates an early  production in England of Edgar Pember-  o ton's adaptation of Thackcx-ay's "Henry  Esmond."  William Favcrsham scarcely fills the bill  as the successor of Henry Miller as leading  man of thc Empire theater stock company  of New York. " ���������"  Paul   Vidal's play,  'Guernica,"  has  THE MAN D. THE EABT CARRIAGE BET OK  i BRYAN.  did his betting in London. He must  have every one of his teeth pulled out  or else lose the $500 forfeit which he  put up, while his four friends who risked their mustaches and whiskers on the  result are congratulating themselves.  A strange sight was seen  the other  day on the streets of a Kansas town.  Sitting in a stout baby carriage was a  ' full grown man waving a tin rattle in  MUST HAVE IIIS HEAD PAINTED.  mon preached by his pastor. The joke  is on the minister, and he expects a big  congregation on the eventful day.  Perhaps tho most fantastic appearance  of auy of the men who are paying freak  bets was that presented by a citizen of  the town of Ripley, O. He had his head  closely shaved and then allowed his  gold standard opponent to paint his bald  crown with gold paint. After that the  victim had to go out and walk the length  of the principal street bareheaded. He  will probably suffer from a cold in tho  head as well, and if he does not surely  the Newark (N. J.) man will who must  go bareheaded for seven days and nights  because he failed to predict a plurality \  with anything like accuracy.  A truly pious wager was that made  by two New Jersey deacons. Each agreed  that if his party lost the fight he would  draw the other to church in a buggy,  rain or shine, for a year. As they Jive  about two miles distant from the church  which they attend, and as the road they  will have to travel is a rough country  highway, the loser has a big contract on  hie hands, but they will at least be regular in their churchgoing.  A waiter in a Chicago restaurant  is preparing for an oyster eating feat  which he must soon perform as the result of an election bet. Strange to say,  he is the winner, for, while the loser  must buy 100 oysters, the man who won  must eat them as fast as the loser opens  them.  But one of the oddest bets on record  was the result of a hot political argument between two widowed Eisters who  live in Owensvilie, O. This is what led  up to it:  "Now, Maria, there's no use in your  saying that McKinley will be elected,  because he won't, so there!"  "But he will, Sarah, and if he doesn't  I'll get under the bed and stay there for  a whole week."  "And if Bryan isn't elected I'll get  tinder the bed and stay there just as  long."  Sarah was in earnest, too, for just as  soon as she was certain that her candidate had been defeated she crawled out  of sight  and  told  Maria that she was I  been presented at the Theatre du Capitalc,  Toulouse, with the scenes which were sup-  "prcss'ed in Paris.  M. Van Dyck, the tenor of the Imperial  Opera, Vienna, has received from thc Austrian emperor the-knight's cross of the Order of Francis Joseph.  A vaudeville show recently drew $8,000  in one week in St. Louis, due dotib tless to  thc fact that one of the newspapers "roasted" it as a vulgar entertainment. ''  . The recent annual meeting of the French  Societc des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Edi-  teurs de Musiquc showed the receipts of  1896 to have been 1,700,000 francs.  -  According to recent newspaper announcements New York will have at least  a score of new theaters next season. In  reality it will pi*obably have none.  Edmund Gurncy, the English" plr-"'-  wright, is collaborating with J. L. Shine  on a play for Horace Neville, and with  Malcolm Carter on a drama for Annie  Rose.  CONGRESSIONAL CUTS.  He Advertises St. Paul's Church, Chicago,  on  Billboards  and  In   tlie   Street  Cars  and Has Adopted All  Sorts of Popular  - Auxiliaries.  Rev. A. J. Canfield, who has attracted a good deal of attention and caused  much comment among his clerical  brothers by the novel methods which he  employs to advertise his church, is pastor of St. Paul's, one of the handsomest  churches on Prairie avenue, Chicago,  and his congregation comprises some of  the wealtl-uest families in the city.  Dr. Canfield has surprised all Chicago by the boldness of his innovations  in church work. Although . there was  seldom any difficulty in filling the big  auditorium of the beautiful brownstone  edifice that stands in the most fashionable quarter of the city, he was not satisfied with the work he was doing.  When he first took the pulpit, his audiences were composed of richly dressed  men and women, who came in carriages  and wore rustling ,silks' and patent  leathers. Dr. Canfield wanted to reach  the people of the1 South Side. He announced that the church was free for  all, but the South Siders could not be:  lieve it. The magnificence of the church  and the neighborhood awed them.  Dr. Canfield conferred with the elders  of the church. He told them of his aims  and asked them for advice. He urged  the practical business men ,who had  made fortunes for themselves and had  built up great business houses to tell  him what' ought' to be done to keep a  great church from becoming an ecclesiastical fossil. They hardly kneWjWhat  advice to give him, they said.  "Well," said Dr. Canfield, turning to  one of his elders who had made a million  out of axle grease, "how did you manage to make your business a success?"  "By advertising, doctor; by advertising. I, advertised 365 days in the  year."  "Then why can't we advertise our  church and make a success of that too?"  "We can. That's the very thing to  do," responded the elders.  This was what Dr. Canfield had in  mind, and he proceeded to put his theory into practice. He did not do it in any  half way manner either. He advertised  his church and'his sermons just as if he  had been advertising a department store  or a new patent medicine. He had post-  in emergency instruction for cab driv-  trs, inotormen, drug clerks, policemen;  *nd others who are likely to be called-  fcpon to help injured people.  In short, Dr. Canfield hopes to make-  bis church nothing less .than a university  for applied Christianity. Dr. Can-  field was born in Cortland county, N.  Y., about 56 years ago, and at the age*-  of 21 was ordained a pastor in the.  Universalist church. He has occupied.1  pulpits io various New England towns*  and cities, including Boston, and his"*  last church was in Brooklyn. He has4.  been pastor of St. Paul's for about si's:  years. S. P. Schenck.  A SILENT PREACHER.  f  Iter. Austin W. Mann, General Missionarjr-  to Deaf Mutes. . <'  ��������� The first deaf mute to be ordained im >���������  the Protestant Episcopal church west of-5  the Alleghanies and the second to take4?  holy orders since the beginning of the**  Christian church is the Rev. Austin W.  Mann, who is the general missionary4"  for the Midwestern Deaf Mute niission..  Before taking up mission work Mr-  Mann was employed as a teacher in th&r  ���������Michigan   School  For Deaf Mutes, at.-  Flint.    Recognizing that the thousandR'-  of persons who are afflicted as he is are--  isolated   from- the  ordinary  means  of  worship  and  religious  instruction,  he-  began, in the winter of  1873, to spread'.:  the  gospel   by means  of the sign language.    Since  then' he  has led a busy  and a happy .life and  has  held servicea.  in nearly every big city in  the Union-  He adopted the prayer  book  system off  the  Episcopal  church   as  the one best  adapted to  the use of the deaf mutes.  He was regularly ordained as a ininistez.  The house has Johns, Johnson and St.  John. Quite a jackpot that.���������St. Paxil  Dispatch.  It may have nothing1 to' do with the  case, but a more conservative disposition  on the part of congress has been noted  since the removal of the bar.���������Indianapolis News.  One of thc members of the next congress  proposes to be active in discouraging the  habit of cig-irette smoking. This blow ot  an infant industry is one that is likely to  find a great deal of popular approval.���������  Washington Star. ������������������  If each state in the Union realized.hr*  importance of sending its best men 1  Washington, the yearly sessions of congress would not only be considerably shortened, but more effective measures would  be enacted.���������Lancaster Examiner.  A proposition has been made to congrcs.c  to extend th franking privilege. As it is  now used to .ransport the laundry of certain mem.- _s back and forth they must  want their 1 .iggage and furniture carried  under similar exemptions.���������-Boston Transcript.  POLITICAL QUIPS.  It is the same in politics as it is with  the "wishbone." One's success depends  mainly on having a good pull.���������Savannah  News.  Some of the new governors walked to  their inaugurations and some rode, but itis  worthy of note that all took mighty good  care to get there.���������Chicago Post.  It was surely a common political move  to circulate the report that the Colora...  legislative hall was infested by mice, just  when the new female members were beginning -to enjoy the proceedings too.���������  Richmond Times. ".  It has been suggested that all the office  seekers take part in the inaugural parade.  The suggestion sounds very fine, but it  must be remembered that the parade must  be completed in one day. It is not to be  a continuous performance. ��������� Pittsburg  Times. ���������   LAW POINTS.  A consignment does not vest title in the  consignee unless it is accepted by him.  A verbal contract will not merge in a  subsequent written contract obtained by  fraud.  To render a series of telegrams a contract of sale, an absolute acceptance of an  offer in its exact terms is indispensable.  A railroad cannot stipulate to relieve itself of damages or injuries to goods when  the loss is caused by its own negligence.  Where shipments are made in due time  as stipulated by the contract of sale, the  shipper is not responsible for delay in the  arrival. i  kev. a. j. canfield.  ers printed announcing the various attractions which were to be offered at St.  Paul's, and he used the columns of the  newspapers, not to print merely regular  announcements in small type, but to announce in big display lines his sermons  and lectures. He had signs painted on  the billboards. One of these is an especially attractive one. It is a picture of  the church,, well drawn and artistically  painted. On the side of the church, in  letters of yellow, red and blue, is the  notice that everybody is welcome at St.  Paul's.  The results of this liberal advertising  have been prompt. There were large  congregations at St. Paul's before, but  now tbe church is crowded to the doors  at every service, and it is a common  occurrence for the ushers to hang out  the sign "Standing room only" half au  hour before services begin. The wealthy  parishoners are there, but they are lost  in the crowd. Girls who wear last  year's jackets and nature's,gloves, men  who wear ready made suits and women  who have left their babies with a neighbor swell the throng.  Still, Dr. Canfield keeps on advertising. He spreads his posters far and  near, buys space on the suburban trains  and acquires billboards in all sections  of the city. He employed Dr. J. J.  Lewis, a well known lecturer, to deliver popular lectures illustrated by the  stereopticon. He started a free kindergarten in the basement of the church,  which is attended by 100 children. He  has organized a girls' sewing class of  200, which meets Saturday afternoon in  the chapel, and he has now on hand a  project for building a big parish house  in connection with the church, where  there will be accommodations for the  various classes, clubs and amusement  circles, as well as room for the dispensary, gymnasium and other departments  Which he is organizing.  To the kindergarten is to be added a  motherhood class, in which women will  be taught the science of maternity, physical laws, sanitation, household economy and home amusement and instruction of children.    There is to be a class  HEV. AUSTIN W. MA_._*.-  and assigned to a general field, broadly spoken' of as the middle west. Ca-  nonically Mr. Mann belongs to the dio-.  ceise of Ohio, buthis work reminds one1  of the apostolic times, when one missionary was obliged to cover several-  wide] y scattered posts.  Mr. Mann has founded the following:  missions: All   Angels, at  Chicago; St.  Thomas, at St. Louis;  St.  Albans, Indianapolis; St.   Bede's Grand   Rapids,  Mich. ;  Ephphcta,  Detroit;  St. Agnes,  Cleveland; St. Mark's, Cincinnati; St.  Clement's,  Dayton, O. ; All Saints, Columbus,  O. ; St. Margaret's, Pittsburg,.  and Holy Spirit, Kansas City.  He visits-  these  missions  and   holds  services  in;  them as frequently as possible.  That he-  is an earnest and successful worker in a.  fruitful field which has been sadly neglected  is  shown   by  the great results-  which have attended his labors. He has*  a wide  acquaintance  among  the  deaf  mutes  of  the country and  is probably  the most popular man known to persons  thus afflicted.    His field is unique, and.  his silent services are impressive gatherings. ^,    r  All Put On.  "I don't like the stage manager,"*" ���������  said the soubrette petulantly.  "He's always making us learn some new popular  song."  "What of that?" asked the first comedian.  "Oh,"   answered the. soubrette,   "I  hate a man who puts on so many airsL".  ���������New York Press.  1  "Expansive Ohio.  Teacher���������Jimmie Green, you may-  rise. Can you give us the geographical  boundaries of Ohio.  Jimmie���������No ma'am. You can't catch  me on any such game as that. Since  last November  Ohio hasn't had   any  boundaries. ���������Chicago Times-Herald.   ���������1  -      J  Dramatic.  Manager���������Everything set for that  farmyard sceye? ���������  Property Man���������Every thing but the  hen.  Once more the eternal feminine and  the exigencies of realism were in dire  conflict.���������-Cincinnati Enquirer.  Of  His Idea of It. ������  The  Giddy Young Thing���������What is--'  that proverb about there being no marrying in heaven?  The Chronic Bachelor���������Fools rush in  where angels fear to tread.���������Indianapo-j  lis Journal. ^,  Appropriately Named.  "What made you advertise your vaudeville   show   as   'Elizabethan?'     They '  didn't have such things in that age."     j  "You see, I've got five girls named '  Lizzie in the ballet. "���������Chicago Record-  sleep  The Deacon's Alarm.  The New Minister���������Six hours!  is enough for any man.  The Absentminded Deacon ��������� Good  gracious! You don't preach as long as  that, do you?���������Yonkers Statesman. I  .  EH 'W  THE    WEE  K L Y  TT_������������������-'���������-*������������������' ������--"T '*-���������*���������>��������� rfl"t<!���������������������������__> I H-  NEWS    APRIL,    27th.    2897.  Tfll ffMLY HEWS  Issued   Every  Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M Whitney, Editor.  TEAMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN   ADVANCE.  One  Year  ������200  Six Months  125  Single Copy  0 05  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One inch per year   ..! $ 12 00  ....   month          1.0  eighth col   per jrear  ".     25 00  _,__������..h   .. ..     ���������     5000  week, ., line         10  Local  notices,per line     20  Nonces    of-Births,    Marriages    and  Deaths,   50 cents each insertion.  No Advcrtisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons   failing to get  THE News   regularly should notify the Of'FlCK.  TUESDAY, APRIL, 27th, 1897_  SANITARY    BEPORT.  J^  HE    sanitary    report  of   Mr.    Give  '   Phillipps-Wooley,     Provincial    Sanitary  Inspector,    dated     March   ���������i6th,     1897,  addressed   to  the   Provincial    Board  of  Health just    published . in   the   Second  . Report of that body is   before us.    It is  incorrect in part,   ridiculous in its recommendations,   and   bears on   Us face the  evidence of unfairness, superficiality and  prejudice,,ancl  stamps its  author as unfit  for the position he occupies.    The  statement   that,   "The'  high-water  marks  ot  garbage  piles  along the walls of houses  and   other   indisputable   signs show   in  what   a lamentable   condition   the  town  must recently have been,"' is  sufficient'to  condemn   the report.    One o.  two chops  1   of rain   don't   .make a   shower;   neither  would  garbage piled .up along the   walls  of one or  two cabins   show the   "lamentable   condition of the town."    What  do  the people   here,  think of such a general  charge as that?    We   have never   seen a  single instance of the character mention-  ��������� ed.    The  statement  has   no  foundation  in fact  As to the  schools of  Union, he asserts  they "are "the worst feature of the place,"  "I found," he continues, "that   according  to   the  teacher there  were 1S0  children  in attendance  in his four rooms,. . . .that  the closets   were in a disgraceful   state; I  found the floor of the girls' closet   in the  most filthy condition, and on   remonstrating with the teacher, was told that it had  been in that state since last summer, and  that   there   was   no   money to   pay. for  scrubbing these floors; that a janitor was  paid 35 cents per diem  for sweeping four  rooms and   lighting   fire, and   that it was  not his  business to  clean out this   place,  the  cost of ��������� which   would   probably   be  ���������ix-bits.    The   janitor   had   just   struck.  There is another school room in town, of  a temporary  nature,  holding 57 children  at present.    This is ventilated  by a broken window  only," etc.    These are  very  '   serious  charges, and   disgraceful if true;  but they ARE NOT TRUE.    The loose way  he writes is at once apparent.   Notice he  says,   "180   children in  his four  rooms,"  and "then   there is another  school room  in town."    The   main   building  has only  "three rooms, which with "theother" constitute-only  four    rooms.      But  the   poor  innocent    inspector didn't  know!    And  then 180  children in the four   rooms and  57 children in thp other!    As a maUer of  fact   the   57 are   included   in the   180.  Great inspection I ���������  Now as to the closets.   They are in the  same  condition  as when   Mr. Inspector  put his nose inside  them, and  they were  visited   on   Thursday   last   by   Messrs.  Abrams, and Grant  of the  trustees, and  by   Dr.   Millard,    Health    Officer,   Dr.  Westwood,   and  by  the  editor of The  News.    It   was  agreed  that   they   were  not   filthy or  in a  disgraceful  condition.  The most that could   truthfully  be   said  was   thai the  floors were dirty.    If thoroughly   scrubbed, they would   doubtless  be   dirty   within 24   hours.    The school  rooms  are   swept   every day,   but   when  school closes,   the  floors are dirty.    We  are no apologist for  dirt, and believe the  government   ought   to   allow   more   for  incidental expenses; at the same time we  think the school rooms and school closets  of Union   will  compare  favorably   with  those cf any  other place,.    We  suppose ;  Mr. Give Phillir-ps-Wooley thought he  must howl about something, and doubtless he has an affinity for the kind of  work he is doing. But what does he  mean to say could be accomplished by  the expenditure of "six-bits"? Does he  mean that closet accommodations for  180 children can be maintained in'  sanitary condition a school year ior_thai  sum? If not, would he only have them  cleaned but once?  There is a verv foul odor about the  entire report; it was written with a.dirty  pen. The allegation that there is usually  trouble with the trustees is a.strange one  and unsupported by any proof.  The recommendation that the handling  of the school funds be given . to the  government agent���������the money for  incidental- expenses���������is in keeping with  the general nature of the report; it is too  silly to call fer a reply.  Mr. Give Phillipps-Wboley's hasty  flutter through the town enabled him to  acquire no real information, and his  nasty report has' associated with his  name a very unsavory .odoi. In spite of  all this we hope 'some good will grow  out of the report.  , Cleanliness is next to godliness; it is  the best safeguard to health. And  children can acquire nothing more u_eful  than the habit of cleanliness. Their  rooms and surroundings should be free  as practicable from dirt. This i's essential to proper feelings of dehcac\ and  self respect. 'The trustees, we know are  ready to do their full duty;' the government has enlarged the sum for incidental  expenses for next year,' and when  applied to for money for ventilation and  repairs a few months ago promptly  responded. The amount appropriated  for education in this Province is very  liberal, and if a few dollars are needed to  help out, they can, be raised through the  means of an entertainment. But save  us'' from any more official libels. It is  such scandalous and untruthful reports  as that .we are writing about which  renders the government unpopular and  does an infinite amount of harm.  BAH. WAT COKF:E_0_Y_I32_.  - Our latest despatches indicate that lh_  Provincial government ��������� has widely  acceded to the demand for the proposed  railway to Chilliwack to be extended  over the Cascade mountains to Pen tic.ton  and that such railway must al_o run a  daily train to some point on this island  in order to be entitled to the grant oi  $4,000 per mile. Of course Victoria is  to be made the terminus. This involves  a railway ferry. We suppose the ferry i.  a practicable scheme, and that through  tickets, and freight will be the same to  Victoria as 10 Vancouver; nevertheless  the latter city, from her more advantageous situation will reap the greater benefit.  The amendment of the bill is evidently  the result of a compromise, and we may  expect the opposition to the road  into Cariboo to cease. With railway  matters disposed of the session should  soon be brought to a close.  GREECE.  The attitude of Greece in the present  struggle with Turkey is one of heroism,  ancl in harmony with her glorious traditions. The Great Powers scowling at  her in their impotent fashion reminds  one of Mrs. Partington sweeping back  the ocean's tide with a broom. The  action of the Powers deserves the contempt of mankind, that of Greece recalls-  the best days of her "storied Prime."  Her example  stirs the   noblest   blood  of  the age.  'Tis still a watchword to the earth.  When man would do a deed of worth,  He points to Greeee. and turns to tread  So sanction'd, on the tyrant's head:  He looks to her and rushes on  Where life is lost or freedom won."  COMOX.  COMOX is a village beaut if ul_y.l_.catcd.on the  bay of tlie same name, in Comox District.. A  Practice Range, Mess House and Wharf, have  lately been established on the Sand Spit, which  forms the harbor, by the naval authorities, and  here some one of Her Majesty's Ships is to be  found two-thirds of the time. Here is a po.t  office, two hotels. t~vo stores, bakery, etc. The  scenery is grand, and good hunting near. The  City of Nanaimo from Victoria calls h.ro on  Wo-Liiesdi-ys, , and "departs , from Friday  mornings.  ,TJ N I O TST.'  THIS TOWN, thc eastern p_irt of which.  is called Cumberland, is finely situated  on the fool hi Is, of the Buford Alountian4*,,  abouf' 500 feet above the waters of the  Georgian Straits, and 60 miles north of  Nanaimo. It is connected with Bayr.e  Sound, by a line of railway 13 miles in  length. Its principal industry is coal  mining. It turns out from 700 tons to  1,000 tons of coal per dav of the best  steam coal. This is irans.'-rcd oyer the  railway to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) to  the ships and steamers and u-.lis wiih  scows awaiting to receive it. The fine  coal is manufactured here into a good  article of coke which bids fair to 'grow  into an immense industry of itself. Extensive bunkers are being const!ucted at'  the Wharf in connection wilh the 00a!  industry.  Union is the market place for the  Comox farming settlement, and conlan.s  3,000 population. 'It has one large  Departmental Store bench's .two general  stores, four large hotels, two saw mil!4",  iwo merchant ^tailoring estai.Ii-l.m.nis,  various .'-hows, such as dry good41, tin .m_i ���������  hardware, meiai,' harness and _addlciy.  livery, je-vlery, stationery, bakeiies a.-u  barber bin'i.s, photograph gallon, brass-  band, a graded school, four churches,  and a newspaper. It is readied by  steamer from Victoria and Nanaimo.  n��������� n f.Trni-"i"itr*T  ___.'  Am  brxnuN __  METAL WORKS  The following Lines are  Represented  Watches, clocks and jewellery  NEATLY   REPAIRED =  Tin, sheetiron, and copper work  Bicycles Repaired  Guns and rifles, repaired  Plumbing in all its branches,  Pumps, sinks and piping,  Electric bells placed,  Speaking tubes placed  Hot air furnaces,  Folding bath and improved ..  Air-tight stoves, specialties  Offirp-*_r������H  \A/c\r\c<     Third Street, near  urnce a*.a vvor-Ks t-NEWS offlce..} T.  ���������S-SS4"-44!  | FISHING ������������������ m  I ���������.   TACKLE������  0  Sullivan, the pugilist, is a back number. His challange of Fitzsimmons will  fail flat. He should try and keep quiet  and if he can't keep quiet, keep just as  quiet as he can.  The refusal to licence music halls in  Vancouver is very creditable to that  up-to-date City. Music is all right most  anywhere, and   pretty   girls  are al! right  tff A full line of- Rods,  Lines, Flies, Minnows,  Spoons, Baskets, Fly-  <f/ books, Gut, Casts,  j������L Hooks, etc , in stock.  Im Write for . anything*  fe you need and get it by  ((v,  return boat,  ft        J.  SAMPSON,     '  m Box 3S7.    Nanaimo B.C. |������  p-retty girls and   beer, as a mixture, is an  abomination. |  Statistics show the substitution of  highland water in the City of New  Jersey reduced the number of, typhoid  cases from 28 per month to 4. Si mi liar  experiences have followed " the introduction of pure water into many towns  in Europe and American. Scarcely less  important is good sewerage. The construction of sewers in the City of Memphis banished yellow fever, which had  previously been a fearful scourge.  C O JJ P. T 33i 1ST A Y.  COURTEMAY is a pleasant village situated,  on both sides of the Coimcnay River, and on  theroad-up tlio Settlement, threo miles frvm  Coniox Bay. Tho road to Union also passes  through it. It has a central position. Here  arc two hotels, one _li43t class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post otlice, shops, etc. liis  a favorite place for fishermen and hunters.  SB������PS������lg?*-^SS!i-"'  Esquimalt  and  Nanaimo  Ry  Steamer .City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  The   Steamer   CITY of NANAIMO  ���������will tail as follows o  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers  and freight may offer  Lea .0 Victoria, Tuesday,'7 a. m.  "   Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, 7 a.m.  Nanaimo for Victoria    Snttirdey, 7 a.m  For freight or  slate  rooms  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  1     i 8    &7HtWB-Wp  Florist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  Seeds. 'Ornamental .Trees.'and  Shrubs always.  Also    bulbs,- in   variety,    including-  Hyacinths,- .Narcissus,   Fuchias,   '  .,'   Tulips and. Lillies.  Union,  - B. C  .32g������gg?_������--^������-2g^^^  Ijw.S. DALBY, D.D.S. & L D.s|  &    Dentistry in all its Branches   jv  Plate work, tilling aud extracting  p. - -p.-  ft) Office opposite Waverly Hotel, -Union S4-  Mi*]     Hourb���������9 a.m. to 5 p.m. aud from     (������  & Gp.m. to 8 p.m., , &  J". -A.   McLEOD  General    Teeming.      Powder  Oil,   E*c.,   Hauled.    Wood  irrBiocks Furnished.  ���������������  SCAVENGER   WORK  DONE  RBELL  ^Dealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing; and general  C_������ .     ,        ������_5  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  -"W'Ag-ent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and  ,    Ranges   Manufacturer of the  New��������� Air-tis.h't heaters  Society     Cards  i.    u.    O     F.  Union Lodge,   No.    ii,   meets   e cry  Friday night at _ o'clock. Visiting breth  ren curdialiy invited to at tend.  F. A. AI .LEY, R. S.  ***mn*.'WtnMmrm.-'%mrmnMw ���������_������ ir-wgg_B*i  .n-strrini'Mann-  OUMFEHLAKD    SKOE    SHOP.  Cumberland Lodge,  A.  F. & A.M; B.G-..R.  Union, B. C.  Lodge   meets    first    Priday    in" each  month.    Visiting brethren   are   cordially  invited to attend.  L.   Mounce. Sec.  Hiram Loc.������c No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R  Co-irtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before tl.e���������f_ill of the moon  Visiting 1-51 others cordially requested  to attend.-1  I.. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland   Encampment:  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every aitern-ite Wednesdays o.  each month at S o'clock p. m. Visaing  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Co.mbk, Scribe.  <������������������ '  niii ��������� iiii 11 ��������� i n__>T������inrTiT 1 niii   n nr i inwi m__���������_-._mi i mi 1 11 mm _������������������__-____��������� ������__i  S. OF T.  Union Division No. 7. Sens   of   Tt m-,  perance   meets in    Free    Mason's    Hall,  Union  c������.v'c.ry J_lor:ciay CM-rur.^ at 7:30.  Visiting f'icr.tls .oidi'iliy ii;\ii.u to  attend.  TUGS.  DICKINSON, R. S.  n.*_ -_*_>_���������-__.������__TWM_....U.lAn(-MtK_Itu.f.  I have movod into my nc^; shop on  Dun. muir Avenue, whore I am prepared  to >_.anu.acilire and repair all kinds ot  men's, v.omen's, and children's shoes.  Civc mc a call.  NELSON  i'AKKS.  itvvv^umsmmm^MxrnxmiatfuuetmmmMMtiMi,  m  '.������Vl--lf4.������ifl,-V.  Subscribe for    THE     NEWS  m  their   proper   place,    but   music   and I $2.00  per annum.  TOU  Till YOUS,  LOCAL PAKE.  It publishes all that is worthy ol notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports  GOOD   ORDER,   PUBLIC   ENTERPRISES,   THE   CHURCHES,   I'T.A  TERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.  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.  SUNDAY SERVICES  St. GKOKca.'_ Phesbyteriau Chukch���������  Rev. J. A Logan, pastor. Services at 1] a.  m. aud 7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30.  Y.P.SCE    at   close   of   evening   service.  Methodist Ohorch��������� S-srvioe. at thu  usual hours morning aud evening. P.ev. W.  Hjcka. i-astor.  TarNiTY Chu.cm���������Services in tlie gvc-  mrrg.     Rev. J. X. YYiilemur, rector.  NOSIOE  Any person nr persons clcsircying' or  withhulding tht4 k.g_. ai..d bane:, of the  Union Brewery Company Ltu uf Nana.---  mo, will l-��������� f.ro.t cuted. A liberal rev. .nd  wi-i! be paid lur iulonriaiiun leading io  corn icii./n.  W.   E.  Norris, Sec'y  hi U__C--/_jv.iiu_- _. _ru___r __  /  I VERY-  ���������  ___) -^-"-^v-^^^e;  I tym prepared f.o  furnish Styiisii Figs  and do Tfesuftine  At re-tsor.at.le ra-te-J..  D. Kilpai.riftk,  Union, B.C.  EAM1NG-  '7yir^/-&rz/?j  60 YEARS9  EXPERIENCE.  TftJ-DE M4I.K3,  DESIGNS,  COPYRICHTS  Ac. *  Anyone sendlnpr a sketch and description may  quic_"y ascertain, free, whother an invention is  probably patentable. Communications Btrictly  confidential. Oldest agency for securing patents  in America.    We have  a Washington office.  Patents taken tlirouRh Munn & Co. receive  special notice in the  SGIENTIFSG  IMERICAN,  beautifully- illustrated, latest circulation of  any scientific .lourna!, weekly, terms$3.00 a year;  51.50 six months. Specimen copies and _____!_>  Book on Patents sent free.  Address  MUNN   &  CO.,  361 __io_i-lwu>, New York.  4  t  f\,  %M  - ������������������������"__  J  11  i������������v.i.(r-i"������i������������w*'i"4Tnr  CHOICE     LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave;  consistii-g of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lot������ 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Rarsrains.  O r  James Aikamr.  Si.  \fl  ���������'1  I  a  I  .!_  M  i 11  THE,    XVEEK.LY   'NE.VS    .\!������ .!  1 o  y j  NEWS REVIEWED.  The news from Cuba indicitcs that no  large army is needed to watch the  insurgents or that Spain is'preparing to /  abandon the island; for, from trust worth  sources it is learned that a considerable  part fof the Spanish forces are to be  withdrawn.  The news from Greece shows an  actual state of war between that' country  and'the out-law nation known as Turkey.  What action" the Powers will take now is  uncertain. That they, will not allow  Greece to be blotted out is,, we may be  sure, equally certain.  There is to be no celebration in Victoria on the 24th of May, but the 21st of  June will be right royal!4;' observed.  It is reported the Dominion government has arrived at an understanding  with the C.P.R.. whereby that company  will build the Crow's Nest Pass railway.  The City of Nanaimo want. thc ' railway ferry and is also struggling with the  smelter question.'  There is a rumor that Mowat, Cart-  wright, and Sifton h.ve resigned owint44  to differeu<4*es over the. tariff. Though  hardly credible, tlie rumor is . wide  spread.  g^There is Nothing  _J__LEATHER  ; i If it ii HI flit ftf__.  #  ���������   So here it is :  Single Harness at $lo, $12, $15 per set  and up.���������Sweat Pads at '50 cants.  Whips at 10,  25,  50 and a good   Rawhide for 75 c*nts, and a Whale Bone  at $1 and up to $2.  I have the largest Stock  of  WHIPS   in  town and also the  Best Axle Grease'at o .BOsES  ���������Fop Twenty-Five Cents-  BARKER &. POTTS,  BARRISTERS,  SOLICITORS, NOTARIES,   &e.  Office Room 2, McPhee & Moore B'id'g mid at  NANAIMO. Ji. C.  I*. O.  DRAWER    18.  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, ei o    Notary Public  Office:���������First    Street,    Union,  B. C.  YARWOOD  &   YOUNG  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Carrier of Bastion aud Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  f  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday   o  each mouth and remain ten days.  untie  "P*  in  forks.  DAVID JONES,  Proprietor,    MANUFACTURER, OF    SODA  WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Sersaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syru*os.  Bottler   of  Different   Biands   of   Lager  Beer,   ateara __._er   and."Porter.  Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.  '_E__:_E:C_f _B_EJ_____R.. SOU-ID _EPO__^' 0__B_S:_=������__ Cl^Tj^lT  COURTENAY.  B. C.    ���������  H. A  Simpson  Bapristep, U Solicitor, No's 2 & 4  Commercial Street.  4i4<r_44L-_Nr^fi.x_4v_:o.  *-.   c.  J. A. Carthew  ARCW.TECT and BUILDER,,  ���������i":"IO?7,   _3.   C.  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.'  -jf ������ ir   s axie  FOR 'SALE ���������A lady'- Cleveland wheel  1   almost newv in first class  order. , ��������� Apply  at  Anderson's Metal Work...  FOR SALE.���������My house and two  lots  in  the village of Courtenay.  K. Grant,  Union.  FOR SALE, I.ANCH���������One mile and a  'half from Union,   contains 190   acres  and will be disposed of at a low figure.    En-  ' quire of James Abrams. . , \  For Sale.���������The dwelling house and  lot on Marypor. avenue .belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is.i������ storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is full sire. Will be sold at a bargain.,  Apply to M. Whitney, News Office.  \ I j ANTED-��������� A good canvasser.    Enquire  .VV at "News Office.       ,.       '  FOR RENT-The boarding  house late  ly occupied by, Mr.  A.   Lindsay'.    Apply  to H. P. Collis at, the Union1 Departm^nt,,  Store.  i. (Vnrthmnrir   j Pl.0.__-_-A-  AND  ', atjPctirill^ \     IS BALLY DONE  .   Wesley Willard  Ladies Some Journal.  Cumberland Hotel,  Union, B. C.  The finest hotel buildino:  Fixtures and Bar  North of Victoria,  \n& the best kept house.  NOTICE.  The firm of Graiii; and Munighan doing  business at Courtenay, B. C. aa hotel keep-  ������r������, has been diaolved, by mutual consent.  All accounts due the firm should he paid to  Mr. J. J". Grant, who will pay all accounts  against the late firm. .  Dated at Courtenay, April 16th, 1S97;  H. J. Munighan,  J'. J.   Grant.  NOTICE.���������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire Brigade and its appliance-44, should be  paid to Mr. Frank Dalby.  Do yoa know that we can print you just  as neat a business card as you can get in  any other printing ofl_.ee in the Province,  and just as cheap too ? Bear in mind, we  print meal tickets also ? In fact we can  do anything in the line of job printing.  Give ns a trial.  This isa journal whic-'i 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 $r.ob 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   fyis subscrip  tion.     The 50 cents  must   be  paid in   advance   and   will   be  sent   with   the   name   to    the  home office of the journal and  die  magazine   will   be   mailed  direct-from --Toronto to the subscriber.     Remember  it will be  no use to ask us to   take   vour  names  without  handing4  in  at  ', 4~*  the   time    the    cash.     Where  ihe husband subscribes for the  News, the wife may have the'  Can ad tan Home J o u r n al  (which is a lame maoni.icfc'it  monthly gotten up in the best  of styl6). sent her on the above  terms.; \  ��������� ���������   .   _. ���������.. .     ���������  SUBSCRIBE FOR "THE NEWS."  $200 PER \N5MTJ_M.  Spacious Billiard Room  and new  Billiard and Pool Tables  Best of Wines and Liquors.  A FINE STOCK01.-  Clocks, watches, books  - and stationery.  o        ���������    " <���������  T. D.  -V-cLsan  j":_������rv\/ _h___Lj:fj"r/ -  TJ__<ri02N!'- _B. C.  S, J. "Theobald,  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOV'T AGENT Assessor and Collector.���������W, B. Anderson, Office, Union,  residence, Comox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and Coroner./���������James Abrams, Union.-  JUSTICES of the Peace.���������Union,  A. McKnight, W. B. Walker, and H. P.  Collis.���������Comox, Geo. F. Drabble, and  Thomas Cairns.���������Courtenay, J. W.  McKenzio.���������Sandwick, John Muadell.  CONSTABLES.���������J. W. Hotchlvson,  and P. S. Scharschmidt, Union.  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street v ���������     Nanaimo B. C,  Manufactures   the  finest  cigars   and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign  cigars  when you can obtain a superior  article for the same money  Drs. Lawrence &. Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  TJ_iTIO_-<r _B.C  We have appointed Mr. James Abrams out collector until turtner notice, to whom all overdue accounts  snay be paid.  Notice to Taxpayers.  .   _$:___$_.���������/���������������������������    ���������    '   ���������       _  Assessment Act and Provincial ,  Revenue Tax.)  NOTIGEIS HEREBY GIVEN, in  accordance with the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and Taxes levied  under the Assessment Act are now due  for the year 1897. All of the 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 OK OR BEFORE JUXE 30th,  1897���������Provincial Revenue, $3.00 per  capita. .  Three-fifth's of one per cent on teal  Prorwty.  Two and one-half per cent on Wild  Land  One-half of one percent on Personal  Property.  One-half of one per cent on Income.'  IF    PAID    AFTER      JU_.E   30th, ���������   IS97���������  Four-fifths   of one  per   cent   on   Real  Property.  Three per cent  on   Wild Land.  Three-fourths of one   per cent  on   Personal Property.  Three-fourths of one per .���������nt on  Income.  VV. B. Anderson,  Assessor and Collector.  January 1897.  House and Sign Painter,  Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining  and   Decorating.  GRAINING A SPEC.A1_.TV.  AU Orders Promptly Attended to  TJnion, E.  0.  Barber Shop  -  AND  y .'������������������:.' :    Bathing  ��������� Establishment  O. H. Fechner  TP2*iO_E=_E4lI__L'X'0^,  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 no������v prepared to turn out everything  in theh'ne of Job Printing.  NOTICE  "An Act to   Prevent   Certain ' Animals from Bunaing- at Xrarge���������1896"  Stock owner- are hereby notified to  keep all Swine, Stallions nt one .ear old  and upward., and Bulls ore. nine months  old, under proper anclonure, as all animals 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.  M_.w_-������_������mmrim_^  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular.  gs:_kj.a._e3!oh:_idjl-F'!! o'_e_e_k}:a._p  THESE'  ������E3T  STEEL  WIRE  raoiiss,, ���������������������������,  AS WELL AS  *_.  o .  Mc Mullen's ' choice ���������  _^-^_^T-J.iV'.'vj4,44Z--8 <4  ���������> Manufactured and Sold by 4 1 , ;  iTHBONTABio^E<FEjraNQca.Lm  Steel Wire Netting for..  Trellis,    Poultry Yards,   Lawn  Fencing, ' etc.,";  are   sold  before.  mucn  L  OVVER  this  year, ��������� than ever  y\  .* They are the best.     Ask   your Hardware '  Merchant for them. , ' ,'" ���������       "  _ , ��������� ��������� ������������������ 1  GO TO  ������T I?.  FOR  AT  Posters  Pan. phi e  Circulars  ���������   Letterheads  GOOD PAPEaR  GOOD INK  . K^S^ Our   Work   Speaks  Dance Programmes Menues  O  Visiting- Card Mourning   Card  Billheads Statements'  Envelopes Noteheads  O  UR  J3-_4_r4^r,_iW.V-aY^vB__r?3!__-_____-_^  Worth  I presume we have used over  g, one1 hundred   bottles  of  Piso's.  Cure   for   Consumption   in   my  family,  aiid    I    am   continually    advising   others  to get" it.    Undoubtedly it is the  I ever used.���������W. C. Miltenberger, Clarion, Pa.,  Bee. 29, 1894. ���������I sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com- _jj||  .plaints.--E. Shore*, Postmaster, "-jf The Besc CoughSy:  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.   @i^eg^SM*������a,n'ton"a  mmim%  JAMES   ABRAMS  j THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.    ���������**>   4-   4  \+   4-   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION. S  5 Twenty Pag:es; Weekly; Illustrated. \  ? ��������� >  ���������       Jll-_i_LS___i__^^k_l_I2___^^ c  . TiTra-c-D  T>..-r _t>o   _>:.���������_���������   ---T.6TJ    ���������pOfiVPATTI., (  ��������� THREE HOLLARS PER YEAR. POSTPAID.  SAMPLE  COflCS   F..__. S  MINIHG AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,       I  220 Market St.,   Sam FR^ncisco^CalJ  Notary Public.  Agent fop 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. T_r  THE  CHILDLESS WIFE.  O  ,B*_.e sits alone.   The day is done,  The house is orderly and still.  .Across her floors no quick feet run.  Within her heart no longings thrill.  Sh_ fancies she is satisfied .  . ���������������'  That motherhood has heen denied.  All flay her busy hands have wrought  The tasks belonging to her lot,    ...  Unhindered Ly an anxious thought  Of those sweet cares she misses not.  And now tonight she sits alone  And views the work so deftly done.  From weariness she falls asleep,  Within the quiet of the room,  And dreams a dream so real and deep  Th.it she awakes amid the gloom  And cries aloud to find it gone  And she still sitting there alone.  What new, strange longings fill her heart!  "What discontent, unknown before 1  Within her eyes the quick tears start���������  ?ho Ioiiks to dream it o'er and o'er���������  That touch of baby arms that seem  To clasp hor neck as in the dream.  ���������Lillian i_. Knapp-  Hi  EEUBEN'S   PLUNGE.  ?.  There was a certain sadness in Unci'.  Reuben's manner as he served mc thai  night���������a certain silence "which yon always recognize as'a foreboding in those  whom you know well. He brought thc  dishes and went away without ever a  word of comment and went about his  attentions to the other guests of the  evening with that maimer which . betokened an'intense absorption in sonic matter outside the dinner courses. When  he put down the coffee, he leaned over  and asked in a deferential way if 1  would mind staying awhile���������he wanted  to talk to'"me on a "mattah which is  ,. much worriment tuh me, suh." 'Of  course I'said I'd stay, and I waited with  not a little curiosity to hear what Uncle  Reuben had to say. That it was a portentous affair which weighed upon him  was too evident.  Finally thc place was empty, save for  my presence, and Uncle Reuben came  over to me and sat him wearily down.  His eyes wove shining with thc resolve  of some great jivurpose, but he approached it cautiously.  ."I reckon yuh 'member, suh, 'bout  Majah Baxtah. coinin. to New Yawk tuh  live?"  I nodded assent/ I remembered well  the night when ho and Uncle Reuben  met for the first time since Reuben had  gone into the war as a body servant,  andT remembered how Uncle Reuben  had fed his impoverished old master  through the courses of tlie best dinner  his placo could lay without ever giving  the master an idea that he was receiving charity. I had never forgotten the  tenderness of Reuben's attentions to the  man who had once owned him, body  and soul.  "Yuh 'member him, an I wan' tuh  ax yuh advice 'bout uh mattah consarnin  'im. It's this way, suh. Yuh see, Majah  Baxtah, he's uh gemruan. He ain' nevah  use tuh wuk uv no kin, an he fin it  mighty hahd tuh git 'long hyah in New  Yawk whah evabody wuk faw what he  git. Co'se down home he don' bothah  'bout uothin. He des set on he front  po'ch wiv he frien's an drink julips.  He look out ovah thu big fiel,. an he say:  ''Thah's ma niggah, an thah's ma hosses,  an thah's ma lan's. Gemman, thu craps  is gwinc tuh be ��������� pow'ful fine. Take uh  drink.'' An they take uh drink, and this  majah is happy. That's all he know  'bout makin uh livin. He des go tuh  town an .sign thu. papers an git thu  money fum thu crap. Co'se he don't  know nothin 'bout how thu crap come  tuh be made.  He ain' raised that way.  "Yuh 'member I tole yuh 'bout how  he get broke up at home au come tuh  New Yawk tuh staht all ovah ag'in. I  reckin he thought he'd fin uh cotton  crap on evah street in New Yawk, kase  he ain' wor'yin much 'bout nothin tell  he ain' got no money 'tall. Then's w'en  I see 'im fust,  yuh 'member.  "He knows some gemmen hyah, an  uv co'se they do whut they kin tuh give  'im uh staht, but thu majah he don'  know 'bout how tuh take chances in  bus'ness, an so I reckon he ain' doin des  ���������would know nothin 'bout it 'cept you  air me, would they?"  "No."  ������' Then I mus' tell yuh. Yuh know I  kain' nevah go back home tuh thu Bax-  tah's tellTve fixed it 'bout tha' time I  tuk Mistah Tom Baxtah's hoss in thu  wallan got him killed. I tole you'bout  that. Well, I wuz thinkih tha' ef I had  twic't tha' much money I might go  back home wiv my head up.''  I tried persuasion with Uncle Reuben, telling him of all the certain dangers of stock gambling, but nothing  would move him from his purpose. He  was steadfast in his determination to  Dut that $5,000 in some sort of speculation in "Wall street in an effort to dot  ble it. As I was his only friend whe  had in the past kept his confidences  sacred he appealed to me. It hurt him  when I refused to handle his money in  the street.  I knew of a particularly good thing  in Cordage just then, and, having much  confidence in it, I finally consented to  act as Reuben's agent in the matter,  and did. His bank roll went into Cordage. Fortune does sometimes . favor a  good cause, and Cordage was the only  thing in the street which showed activity. It went -up and tip. "Within a week  [ sold Reuben's stock tit a rough profit  of .$3,000 and dined that night on a succulent bird out of season.  Uncle Reuben was radiant and flew  about his place like a boy. I waited for  him, and he hung over the table with  an attention that was almost devotion.  When wo had a chance to talk, he inquired all, about how it had been done,  aud I had to go into all the details of a  Wall street deal. There was none of tho  passion of gain or of the gambler in his  eager attention, just the passion of an  accomplished purpose. It was good to  see him.       '���������  all substances, as is well known, and  they are, not all absorbed, except when  falling on certain substances, which' are  called from their appearance dead  black. It being practically impossible  to reflect X rays to any great extent, we  might still resort to diffusing thein���������  that is, to allowing them to be thrown  back from any surface in n more or less  regular way. Such a feat would enable  ns to inspect special sectious of the,  body, which we are not now able to inspect, with considerable accuracy.���������New  York Sun.  QUAD'S QUEEE ..ALES.  MISJUDGED HIS COMPANION.  A Consolation Gone.  "How's yer wife?" inquired one of  the farmers who were coming in to  market.  "She's perfectly -well, seems like."  "You don't seem pertickler pleased  .bout it?"  "Well, I like 'er to inj'y hers'f. An  'he do seem ter git a lob o) comfort out  *' takin medicine."���������Washington Star.  BILL  BARNACLE'S  DISGUST.  and  Weeks after, when thc winter snows  had come and Uncle Reuben's was a  refuge from the storm at the dinner  hour, I sat silently over a "madeery." |  He sank quietly into a chair opposite  and pointed across to a gentleman en:  grossed in his dinner.  *'Thah's ma lawyah ovah thah.''  "Do you have a lawyer in the restaurant business, Uncle Reuben?"  "Sometimes need 'em, suh. He's uh  pow'ful smaht man. He do uh lot uv  things faw me.''  Then he was silent for awhile.  "What do you use a lawyer for, Uncle  Reuben." .  '' Oh, jes' doin things I kain' do ma-  se'f. Goin tuh places I kain' go wivout  leavin ma bus'ness. Mighty handy folks  is lawyahs!"  The talk lagged, and I went on with  thc cigar and the wine. It suddenly occurred to me, "Reuben, how is Major  Baxter getting on these days?"  "Like uh gemman, suh. He's down |  on his plantation."  "I thought he'd lost his plantation?"  Ycssuh, he did onct, but he got it  Some uv his kin folks whut  he didn'know up in middle Ten'see  died an lef',.__ini eight thousand dol-  lahs. "���������Charles E. Trevathan in New  York Journal.  back again  ez well ez he ought, least I hearn tell  he ain', an I des want ax yuh 'bout it.  I want yuh tuh look at this faw me. "  Uncle Reuben went down into some  mysterious recess behind his apron and  drew out a small book carefully wrapped about with a long string. Taking a  precautionary look about the room, he  laid it down in front of "mc. It was a  bankbook, and it showed a balance iu  favor of Reuben Baxter of Tennessee of  a fraction over ������5,000.  "That's whut I savo outen thu business hyah, yuh know. Thu gemmen  whut does mc thu honah uv comin hyah  faw uh canvasback pays me putty well,  an I'se been lay in way some uv it a1!  thu time, thinkin some day I might be  needin sutnpin ef I wan' tuh go home.  Putty nigh 'nough thah tuh buy uh  plantation, ain' they?"  * * You might get a fairly good place  with that, Uncle Reuben.''  "An ef I had twic't cz much I could  git twic't ez good uh place, couldn'tl?"  "Yes, perhaps more than twice as  good.''  "Yuh knows any thin 'bout these  stocks they sell down Wall street way?  Gemmen talk lot 'bout 'em one day, an  Hex' day sell 'em faw twic't ez much?"  "They are dangerous things to meddle with, Uncle Reuben. Sometimes  you pay a price for them one day and  the next they are worth nothing at all.''  "Yessuh, I reckon so, but ef I bought  tha' much wo'th one day and they  Wa'n't wuth  nothin   thu next, nobody  His "tittle Feller."  "I happened to be down in my cellar  the other morning when the ash man  came around to collect the ashes," said  a gentleman who resides on Second avenue. "[ was opening a barrel of great  red apples at the time, and when the  big, dust covered and necessarily untidy  man came back with the empty ash  barrel I picked up an apple and held it  out toward him, saying as I did so:  " 'Won't you have an apple?'.  "He took it eagerly, saying as he did  so:  "'Thank ye, sir. I've a little feller  at home who'll be tickled to death to  git it. I most always find something or  other in the ash barrels to carry home  to 'im at night, but it ain't often I git  anything equal to this big apple. I toll  ye the little feller's eyes will shine  when, he sees it.'  "I don't know how many times that  day my thoughts were of that big, rough  handed fellow, with that apple put  away so carefully in his pocket for that  'little feller.'  "When evening came, I thought of  the 'little feller' who was on the lockout fpr the big, dust covered father with  the calloused and soiled hands, but w'th  the true heart and the kindly word that  made him a king in the eyes of that  'little feller.'  "These 'little fellers' glorify and  beautify many a homo in which poverty  abides. But human affections can  sweetly and patiently endure toil and  rags and poverty when there is a 'little  feller' to meet aud greet the father wiien  the long day is done."���������Detroit Free  Press.  Future of tlie X Kay In Surgical Work.  The future development of the X ray  phenomena will undoubtedly be in the  direction of surgical diagnosis. It is as  great a boon to mankind as the invention of the ophthalmoscope, and just as  the latter instrument has proved its  worth from the first day to this and has  saved thousands of people from total  blindness, so will the X ray be beneficial to the human race and save life  and limb of thousands of sufferers. It  will, of course, need to be greatly improved. The one essential quality which  so far prevents applying it to the  densest part of the body with perfect  success is its propensity for traveling in  straight lines, piercing or rather being  entirely absorbed by intervening bodies.  Light rays do not necessarily go through  What He Thinks of Onr Wart-til-fS  " Their Numerous Wrecks.  "Frequent in perusing the papers, I see  how no able, seamen won't ship in these  new cruisers, though the navy wants 'em  bad,'' Bill Barnacle remarked, looking over  a tabulated list of disasters to Uncle Sam's  white squadron.  "I've noticed the same complaint regarding 'the scarcity of men," said tlie lubber. "Seems tome a sailor would take  pleasure in wearing a beautiful uniform  ������nd cruising in one of those big white  6hips.    Why don't they enlist?"  "It is singular how curious w'y they  don't, as mariners is supposed to be proper  fools," Bill replied thoughtfully.  "They must be. pre-judiccd, I take it,-  against these liere battlcsihps wot sinks  sometimes afore thc mooring chain's is  cast off at the dock. Blow me, if I'd sign  In no floatlng.machine shopwot's liable to  iv. amp or turn turtle if they ever gets her  into deep' water. Look wot's happened already to thc fleet, and some of the blooming hookers ain't never been away from'  the clock either. And likewise look at wot |  befell them as did." , '  Mr. Barnacle paused in absolute disgust  to ruminate on the disgraceful conduct  of our warships.  '' This here navy ain't wot it used to be,''  he went on somewhat sadly. "No proper  out and out A. B. can sling his dreaming  sack in one of these here Andy sickle cruisers and be happy. Boiler makers, machinists and Swede painters is wot they wan ts  these days. Wot's the use of sailors when  there ain't no ropes, no rigging and no  hauling and climbing���������nothing but electric buttons and hydraulics and similar  gear, wot gets out of order and busts regular? Boat davits is the only ropes. No  decks to holystone and not a smudge of  tar from stem to stern. W'y, blow me  down, if thc camphor in thc dress suits of  squab midshipmen isn't the only thing an  able seaman can smell aboard them ships.''  "Have you ever sailed in one of the  modern battleships?" asked thc lubber.  "No," said Bill, "and likewise I won't,  but I've knowed mariners wot has. They  tells me that with continual painting and  wiping it off accidental with their clothes  and losing thumbs in patent gun gear and  acting proper polite they, might as well be  janitors in Barlem. Wot's the use of signing as A. B. in a ship where you walks to  the mast, presses a button and rides up to  the main top or masthead in a blooming  elevator? Next we'll hear of barber shops  and restaurants and life insurance offices  in the fighting tops, and likewise art  studios and weather bureaus. When hollow masts with elevators takes the place  of rope ladders and legs, it's time for the  mariner to tie up ashore.  . "Besides, wot's the sense of going to the  bottom in an iron coffin, or sinking alongside of docks and being laughed at by all  the lubbers in creation? Sailors don't  throw much swell on land, but they rates  some pride at sea if the ship behaves herself and gives 'em archance. But wot a  holy show the navy does make of mariners,  to be sure! Ship's always in a muggy  mess somewhere and being logged in the  newspapers. Look at 'em on the other  side! There's the coast defender Monterey,  built in San Francisco to blow warships I  out of the water 20 miles away. The day j  she was ready for sea they headed up the  bay to Mare island for more repairs and  runs into a blooming herring net. For  three days this here terror of the seas hangs  in the net, with her propellers fouled in the  6nar_ of meshes, while the dago fishermen  cussed frightful. Farmers and duck shooters comes off in boats and gives the able  seamen the horse laugh, while divers is below clearing away dead herring and busted net."  "That was terrible," the lubber murmured sympathetically.  "Likewise the survey boat Ranger  makes a ass of herself," Bill contiuued,  with disgust oozing from every pore.  "Sixty machinists works six months repairing the Ranger for a trip to Alaska.  She gets under w*ay and is 17 days making  Port Townshcnd, Wash. All this timo her  vitals is thumping fearful day and night.  Nobody can sleep, and the engineers roasts  their blooming ears listening at hot steam  chests and iron bulkheads to locate this  here poundiug. Just as she crawls into  port thc Ranger breaks down. They overhauls the engines and finds a eight pound  monkey wrench in tho main cylinder, left  there by the brainy bosses at Mare island.  So the government charters a tug at $600  per day to tow the Ranger back to them  turtles for more repairs.  "These here samples," concluded Bill,  with a rippling string of oaths, "is w'y I  claim the navy is a proper de-lusion and  likewise fake."���������Charles Dryden in New  York Journal.  Too Horsy For Bill.  He was a traveling fakir, with a liver  cure at 50 cents a bottle, and,, to make  things more interesting, he had a bicycle  ���������\yith him and gave exhibitions of riding  oh the public square. When he struck a  certain Arkansas village, he found the bike  a novelty in the eyes of the population,  and it was after he had "shown off" that  a tall, long haired native approached and  said:  "Stranger, I've got a son, and his name  nr'Bill."  "Well?"  "That's   Bill over thar with the ole  white hat on.''  "I see him."  "Bill's straddled hosses and mewls since'  he was 2 y'ars old, and he never found a  critter which could gin him the flop.  That's made him mighty peart, and he's  a-braggin that ho kin stick to this ma-  shcen o' yours.    D'you reckon he kin?"  "No.".  '' Would he git the flop ?"  "Sure to."  "Jest git bounced right off rind flung in  a heap, eh?"  "He would.. He'd think one sido of the  state of Arkansas had tipped up with  him." .   -  "That's what I'm achin fur���������to see my  peart son Bill git the grand flop. I'll gin  you $1 to let him try it."  Tho fakir was agreed, and the old man  called his soil over and queried:  "Bill, d'you reckon you kin handle this  yere critter?"  "You kin bank on it, dad," was the re  ply-  "It ain't like a mewl or a hoss."  _..   "Of course not, but don't  you worry  about me.    I never tackled anything but  a buzzsaw which got the best of mc."  ."Hain't you a lcotletoo peart, Bill���������jess  alcetlc?"  "Not fur me, dad���������not fur Bill Jackson.  Jess stand right back and look out fur fly-  in mud when I start. Thar's my hat to  hold, and yere I go!"  Bill had seen the fakir mount, and, with  a whoop and a leap, he was in the saddle.  HO got his feet on the pedals and moved  off about ten feet. ' Then something reared  up on its hind feet and came down with 1-  wabbles and a dozen "bucks," and when  the dirt ceased to fly they found Bill in a  bunch on the ground, his legs doubled up  under him, his back bone telescoped and a  shoulder dislocated.  "W-what happened, dad?" he faintly  asked as they got him untied and untangled and straightened out.  "Oh,   nuthin   much!" replied the old  Queer Experience of a Traveler on m __���������]_���������>  Steamer. (i  "Speaking   of   misjudging  people,'*  remarked   the   young   man  who   has-4-  money   and. can   take   pleasure  trips'-  whenever he feels like iti, "I had a peculiar experience when I took the steamer trip up the lakes.   I was little late in*  applying for a berth, and the clerk informed me that every stateroom was occupied, and he would have to give me-  a berth in the same stateroom with another person.    I didn't particularly like'  .he idea, but it was the best I could do,  ������nd, being  very tired, I  turned in.   JL  eaw nothing of my roommate, and, he  having first choice  of  berths, and pre- '  suming that he would choose the lower-  one, I climbed up above.  * 'I wondered what sort of a man he-  would prove to bo, and to be on the safe  side I. took my gold watch, and pocket-  book and placed them carefully, under  my pillow. . I tried to stay awake until-  he came in, but the motion of the boat  lulled me to sleep in spite of myself,  and I didn't  wake  up  until morning.  The other person had turned in without  disturbing me.    I  heard  him  stirring-  ^around in the lower berth. Cautiously I  slipped my hand under the pillow. Both-  my pocketbook and watch were gone.  There was no denying it. I searched the  berth   carefully   and   quietly.    There-  could  be no mistake.    My handsome  timepiece and several hundred dollars  in bills were gone. I lay still for a long;  time, wondering what I would do. Per7  man. "Did you ever know a young feller  named Bill Jackson?"  "I���������I reckon I did."  "Son of olo Jim Jackson?"  "Yes."  "Powerful peart young man?_ 'Thought  he could,straddle anything on lioofs?''  '' Y-yes.    What you gittin at, dad?''  "I'm a-gittin at it to tell you that Iip  tackled a hoss on wheels and got everlastingly whopped and flogged and made a fule  of befo' 200 folks, and I consider to reckon  that he'd best limp home and go to hoe'n  co'n and keep shot of his brag fur the  next ten y'ars to cum."  Where the Trouble I_.  "It isn't a bit of trouble to get married," said the airy young person.  "No," spake the sedate one. "It is  in being married that the trouble is."���������  Indianapolis Journal.  There are 22 allusions in the Bible to  the east wind, 19 of them being of a  disparaging character.  A Neglected Opportunity.  I was sitting with my chair tilted back  against the wall of the shanty hotel, having an hour to pass away before the stage  was due, .when a man whose appearance  denoted the prospector came along and  halted to say:  "Stranger,  mebbe   you've   a dear old  mother somewhar?" <.  "Yes, I have, "I replied.  "Mebbe she's about ready to go and  wants to see you.before she passes away?"  ,.' No; she's in good health."  "Waal; iny dear old mother can't last  over a month, and I want to see her before she dies.    It'll take money to go to  Indiana and back.    I want to raise $50.  Do you want a silver mine?"  "No, thanks!"   ���������  "I've got one with about $50,000 worth  of ore in sight. I calkerlate that mine  will pan out at least $1,000;000 of the  stuff. Gimme $50 in cash, and the claim  is yourn."  "I don't care to invest."  '' Stranger,'' continued the man as he  grew more earnest, "this is a case whar a  dyin mother wants to see her boy ag'in fur  the last time."  "Yes, I know."  "And fur the sake of seein his dyin  mother the boy will take $40 for that silver mine. If I could hold on to it fur four  Weeks, I could git $25,000 fur it, but I'm  anxious to go east. Shall we make it an  even $40?"  "I don't care to buy at any price," I replied, having been approached that day by  at least a score of speculators, every one of  whom was on the beat.  "Wouldn't you say $25?"  "No."  "She's a dear old mother, and she wants  to see me again."  "I'm soriy, but I don't want to buy."  "She'll pan out at least $1,000,000," ho  persisted.  "I hope so, for your sake."  He talked awhile longer, and then left  me to tackle a man from Boston. He told  exactly the same story, but finally agreed  to take $15 for the mine. As soon as he  cot the money he went off to a saloon and  took a hand in a game of poker, and the  Boston man got the laugh all around. He  felt that he had been gulled and had little  to say, but he hung to the certificate of the  claim and went his way. A year later,  when they were taking $10,000 worth of  silver a day out of the Boston Belle and  the stock was selling at 5 for 1, I met  the man who sold it for $15 and asked of  him:  "Is that the mine you wanted to sell me  for $25?"  "That's the one," he replied.  "You wanted money to get home and  lee your dear old mother-die, I believe?"  "That was it, sir."  "If your dear old mother still wants to  see you, and you have another $1,000,000  mine to sell for $25, I think I'll take it."  "Too late, sir���������too late," he replied.  "My dear old mother has passed away  from earth, and the cheapest silver mine I  have on hand is worth $75,000 in cash, and.  I don't care to sell at that 1"     M. QUAD.  haps ho had hurled the' plunder into the-  hands of a confederate. I felt pretty  blue. Anyway, I would report the matter to the captain. I sat up in my berth'  with sudden resolve. A pleasant faced  young man,was sitting, fully dressed,  on tho lower berth.  " 'I've been waiting for you to wake-  up, ' he said. ' Do these things belong tc  you?' He was holding up^my purse and.  watch. " ���������        ���������  "'Yes, sir,, they do,' I answered severely. .  "'Well, the blame things plumped  down on me this morning about an hour  before I4 wanted to wTake up. The wallet  struck me blim on the end of the nose  and the watch nearly knocked my front  teeth out. I was never so startled in my.  life.'  "I looked sheepish, I suppose; I certainly felt so, for, turning the pillow  down, I found that the springs were of  woven wire and lacked several inches:  of filling in the space at the head of the  berth. My property had simply slid.  through .and dropped upon the face of  my startled stateroom companion. He-  took matters very good naturedly, and  we got to be good friends before we got  to Duluth. Ho was a wealthy young.  Englishman taking his first trip through*  our western country, looking for investments, and I found him a very companionable fellow.' '���������New York Tribune.  A  BEAR IN A CAVE.  Two Indians Went   In   by the  __igUt of __  Torch and Killed the Game. ;  Robert H. Davis tells in Gameland.  how two buck Indians of the northwestern coast tribes went into ; a bear's dent  and, by the light of a torch, killed a big-  grizzly bear.  A young law student got sight of the-  bear one day while he was still hunting. While trying to approach it the-  hunter alarmed the bear,, and it ran to-  a lv 000 foot cliff and took refuge in a,  hole there. The student climbed up IOC.  yards on the face of the cliff and started  rocks down about the hole, thinking to>  drive* the bear out, but the bear would  not start. Then he went to a nearby In- ,  diah camp and got Trinity Dick and a'  Pitt river Indian, who said they would  go with the man after the bear if he  would let'them take the rifle. , The student let Trinity Dick take the -rifle and  borrowed another for the Pitt river Indian.  "I waited outside, "the student told  Davis, "while the Indians went into the  cave with a torch. I listened for a long  time, then I heard the dull boom of two  guns away back in the cave somewhere.  Then all was still again for some time.  After a bit Trinity Dick came out and  waved his hand to me, then went back  in. I followed and quickly came to the  bear, which was already loosing its hide  at the knife point of the Pitt river Indian.  "The cave was deep/ with many arms.  The Indians had followed the main  cave, disputing with each other as to  who should go fii_?t. Trinity Dick, being  the eldest, got tlJ? place of honor, while  the other followed, holding the torch  high aloft. The bear was not in the  main cave, ancl they went to the end  without coming upon it. On their way  out, however, the men were confronted  by the bear at a distance of 20 feet.  Trinity Dick told his companion to hold  the torch steady so that the sights could  be seen plainly. When the shot was  fired, the bear pitched forward, and  then a second bullet was fired into it.  The Indians then turned and ran, loading their guns as they did so. But the  bear never moved again."  Pleasant Exercise.  Stern Father���������What were those peculiar noises I heard down here last night?  Did you and young Comeback uncork  any of my beer bottles?  Demure Daughter���������No, papa. We  -were just going through some labial exercises.  Stern Father���������Oh, I suppose these  new educational fads must have their  run.���������Detroit Free Press.  I  ���������v?  'f~.  m  \i  i  $  m  I _  II  m.  m (A  DRESS AND FASHION.  "WAT AND   GOWNS    FOR    MANY AND  VARIED  OCCASIONS.  '-Distinguishing Features off the "Visiting  Gowns���������Elaborate High Kecked Dresses.  Decollete Gowns For , Evening Wear.  Tendencies In Tailor. Made Costumes.  .Visiting toilets this season exhibit a  lavish amount of velvet. Indeed whole  ���������costumes are composed of this material.  Pleasing jackets, are made of plain and  ���������fancy velvets, to wear with silk or cloth  'fkirts. The fancy continues for blouses  ���������of silk and lace, with'elaborate neck ar-  are made of woven strips  of chenille,  ���������atin or felt and resemble straw.  Walking hats are decidedly popular  and are made in all the leading materials. Flowers and feathers combine  In furnishing their garniture. The very  .latest fancy is for toques. Fortunately  the term toquecovers a variety of shapes  and sizes; hence there are large and  ���������mall toques, toques to be worn tilted  well forward and toques to be worn set  well back on* the head. Women of 'fashion no longer wear large hats at evening  entertainments. The rule is none at all,  or the bo called "theater hat.".   ,  AUCE VaRN*_J___  w  __________���������-���������  POPULAR TEA GOWNS.  A VISITING GOWN.  ���������rangemcnts, to wear with a, separate  skirt. There is an infinite variety, by  the way, in small finery, such as neck  ruffs and wrist frills.- All "sorts of chiffon and lace and ribbon enter' into the  -composition of the neck decorations.  High nocked gowns for house wear  are receiving lavish trimming and are  worn in placo of the half decollete gowns  .at dinners and elsewhere when a decollete gown is not absolutely required.  When the occasion is sufficiently formal  to call for evening dress, a decollete  .gown is the correct thing.  Dress skirts show less and less fullness, and'modistes are inaking an effort  to force the old time' mode of; a plain  ������kirt to the knees; where the- fullness is  introdiiced by a Spanish flounce.. Street  gowns are still, made with" skirts" that  are short enough to .escape.the ground,  but the fashion- is long skirts for the  .- ��������� house dress.     -    '  4 ���������;'. :The rumor is .abroad that in tailor  '"��������� ���������-fit-its will be revived the "short bodices,  ���������as well as the __cat/ plain, tight fitting ones, pointed ��������� back and front, in  ���������whioh the sleeves will be put in ever so  plainly. ') Braiding will continue to be  popular with tailors, though it will; be  somewhat mitigated by the desire fox-  small checks and stripes, which will  prove very favorite materials.    ,  A."bailor made  gown  of recent con-  '-"-ructiOn' and-distinguished by the, simple severity of its''style is of cloth and  has two bodices with one skirt, furnishing thereby two dresses.  ���������ji,    Both bodices are  of jacket fashion.  yy.Thp 'more elaborate one shows the popular braiding on lapels.and cuffs  and is  ���������worn with a white silk and  lace vest.  The other bodice opens over a cloth vest  \ .of-contrasting color, usually white or  ' lig_.t-hue.-.4'T'he same-doth also is used  "'as ' a finish to the  lapels  and cuffs of  the jacket  Very stylish, and likely to find favor,:  are the gowns made in checked woolen  fabrics, with a bolero jacket in plain  -cloth. Of course the usual white lisse,  lace or silk front, with draped belt, is  worn with these new gowns.  The princess dress is occasionally seen  and is approved by Dame Fashion, but  no woman ought to venture on a gown  ont as princess who is not absolutely  ���������ore of her figure and her dressmaker.  Hats are gorgeous affairs for the most  part, and are beginning to suggest the  flowers of spring.   Violets axe in evi  Lnxnrions,   Captivating   and   Economical  Garments Made off Many Fabrics.  It is the English and French women  who look upon a tea gown as a means of  economy, while ' the average American  woman usually considers it a luxury  which she'can dispense with hotter than  almost any others. The idea that; it  saves her street gowns from unnecessary  wear rarely enters into her contemplation of this article of dress, and the fact  that rest and comfort aro to be found in  one of theso loose, fascinating gowns  bas escaped her observation, since she  has so little time to be aesthetic in the  most luxurious manner. A writer in the  New York Sun, in connection with  these remarks, has the following to say  on styles and materials:  Silk tea gowns are the prettiest of all,  and silks which are a little out of style  for. other purposes aro quite up to date  ,in a tea gown, so the bargain sales furnish an excellent opportunity for a  pretty'dress at a small price. Moire  brocades and li berty satins make lovely  gowns, but less expensive fancy striped  silks ' answer every purpose. Poplar  green liberty satin' makes a charming  tea gown, with a front of white chiffon  trimmed with yellow lace, and a belt of  white satin confining the wattea'u plait  in the back and passing under the sides  in front. A bolero jacket of satin, edged  around with a frill of green crane, adds  USEFUL MEDICINE CASE.  It  Is   Designed   Especially For Traveler,  and Is Homemade.  In '-���������'"ha Ladies' Home Journal not  very long Ago was given an illustrated  description of a medicine case that affords no end of convenience to travelers.  This case may be made by taking two  pieces of linen shaped somewhat like a  four leaved clover, having an oblong  center 8% by 6 inches in size. This  should have on all four sides flaps with  tounded corners, those at the sides and  top having a width of 4 inches at tbe  greatest breadth and that at the foot  measuring 5J|, as it is purposed to contain a double pocket. Then take "a strip  of thin board 8^ by 6 inches, cover on  both sides with oiled silk and place between the similarly'shaped centers. An  interlining of oiled silk should be securely basted between the two pieces of  linen.  A row of  machine stitching  should  then encircle and  inclose  the center tc  this is poured a dressing of orange juice  sweetened and flavored with a little  vanilla, and the whole is set on the ioe  for two hoars before serving.  RICHARD  III.  SHIP LIGHTING.  SEKVICEABLE TEA GOWNS.  a protty effect, and the sleoves are of  ���������plaited white chiffon with puffs of the  ' satin above the elbow.  Crepon and soft cashmere in light colors make more serviceable dresses, and  thc ��������� fronts are , of thin white silk oi  cream lace'net over white. Boleros .of  velvet in a deeper shade of the same color 'arc a novel addition, which is new  this season. The' princess style of gown  is very popular for house dresses, but  soft,,, inexpensive'materials cannot be  employed with such- success in this variety of costume.''.The most satisfactory  princess dress is the one which is made  of some rich, heavy fabric, but whatever  the material may be, it is the most  troublesome'of all-gowns to fit and hang  well. Two useful -morning gowns foi  neglige wear are made of soft, red cashmere and trimmed with black velvet,  and one, has a yoke embroidered with  conventional designs in black silk.  TEAVELER'S MEDICINE CASE.  hold the board firmly. Tako a strip oi  the linon' 14>������ inches in length and 2  wide. Bind securely with braid and ornament with a row of herringbone at  top and bottom. Sew each end to the  centerpiece an inch from the foot. Fasten every three inches, making five compartments. Then cut two pieces of linen  to fit the flap at the foot, making one  a half inch and the other l^ inches  shorter than this flap. Bind each along  its straight edge. Then top sew these  about the rounded edges, the shorter one  over the larger, thus making two pockets almost the length of the flap, one of  which should contain a tiny case of  court plaster, a flat roll of surgical  twine and the other lint, flannel and  small bandages. .  Bind and herringbone the whole case  and fasten with a ribbon-to the corner  of the upper pocket a tiny pair of scissors. Bullet shaped pearl buttons, with  a cord between, 'should hold the side  pieces in place after the lower flap has  been laid over the, bottles. A piece of  tape 48 inches long should bo fastened  to the edge of the upper flap to tie the  whole'securely. ' . I  Be   Xey*������r   Injured   the  Masses and Was  Not Unpopular With Them.  If Richard be tried by the only proper  standard, that of his own time, he will  be found to be not more but  less cruel  and bloody than either  his predecessors  or those who came  after him:   The act  which    has   especially   blackened   his  memory is  the  mysterious  removal*or  murder of  the  princes.    Yet  Clifford,  backed by Margaret of Anjou, had killed  in cold blood Richard's brother, the  Earl of Ruthland, a  boy of   16, while  Henry VII imprisoned and executed the  feeble minded Earl of Warwick, the son  of  Clarence.    In mere numbers of  exe.  cutipns,   excluding; of  course, on  both  ��������� sides those who were taken in open rebellion, Richard has  much   less   to an-  *wer for than Queen Margaret or Henry  VII and far less than Henry VIII, who  put to death   anybody who happened to  be distasteful to him   on  political, personal or' religious grounds.    There was  no public opinion  in  that day against  putting to death any one who had played  and lost in the great struggle of politics.  Executions were a  recognized  part oi  the   business.    When   the  game went  against a statesman  in  those  days, as  Mr. Speaker Reed once said, he did not  cross,the'aisle and take'his place as the  leader of  his majesty's  opposition; he  was sent to the tower and had his head  cut off.  Autres temps, autrcs lnoeurs.  At every turn of the wheel iii the long  struggle between the Lancastrians and  the Yorkists the victorious party always executed every leader of the other  side upon' whom they could lay hands.  Such were the rules, of the society and  such the politics in which Richard was  brought up, and he played according to  those rules and without excess, paying  the final forfeit himself with undaunted  courage.  , Nothing is farther from the truth  than the notion that Richard was un  popular with the masses of the people.  He had "never injured them, and they  did not care huw many nobles or princes  lie put to death.���������Hon. Henry Cabot  Lodge in Scribner's.  SANDBOX TREES.  Fashionable Hair dressing.  ��������� There are two prevailing styles in  -New York, according to The Herald,  which depicts some of the leading coiffures. Women wear their hair either  distinctly ondule all around the head,  with the back hair knotted high on the  head and a curl or two on the forehead,  or a la pompadour, without any curl on  the forehead at all and only waved sufficiently to give aloose, full look on the  sides. At the back it is gathered into a  simple French knot, rather low on the  head. In both styles of coiffure the tip  of the ear only is concealed;  In Paris the last fashion in hair ia to  wear it closer to the head on the sides,  TAILOR DRESS WITH TWO BODICES.  dence, but most often in conjunction  with flowers of contrasting hue, as violets and pink roses. All sorts of feathers  are employed in the trimming of hats,  though ostrich plumes are but little used  fchia season.   Many of the smartest hats  A New Decorative Material.  Bedticking for drapery and upholstery  purposes has   recently  been   launched  upon the market.   It is a decided success.   No one would dream of the lowly  origin of the fabric thus presented. , Of  course the salesmen do not speak of it  as  bedticking,   but  describe  it as   an  *' art drapery" or an " art ticking." One  shopman has named a striped pattern  the "Bedouin"���������not a bad pun on its  origin.   The material is colored and designed veiy much  after  the order of  chintzes and cretonnes, which it closely  resembles.   It wears like iron, and as it  retails for about 10 cents a yard, it is  one of  the most economical and satisfactory fabrics for all sorts of upholstery  purposes.   In , calling attention  to the  foregoing, The Puritan also tells that  these tickings will soon appear in the  various college colors, so that a Yale,  Harvard or Princeton man  may have  things adorned in the hues dear to his  heart.  Shredded Cabbage With Cream Sauce.  Take a cabbage, wash  it and cut off  the outside leaves, leaving only the tender part.    With a sharp knife slice the  cabbage into thin shreds, put in a dish  and  cover with a sauce made in this  way: Put in a saucepan an egg, one-half  cupful of vinegar, 2 even tablespoonfuls  of granulated sugar, a small teaspoonful  of mixed mustard, 2 ouncies of butter.  and a pinch of salt.  Stir constantly this  mixture-until it thickens.   Do not let it  boil. This cabbage salad is very attractive served in this, way: Cut off the outside leaves  of another cabbage, scoop  out the middle until  only a thin shell  of cabbage remains, fill the hole witb  the shredded cabbage and sauce and put  sprays of parsley on top.���������Good Housekeeping.  The Gigantic Toucli Me Nots of the Tropics  Have Explosive Fruits.  Everybody is familiar with the  "touch me not," the pretty jewel weed  that- grows along the side of water  courses. When its seed pods are ripe, at  the slightest touch they will explode,  blowing the seeds in your face. The  giant among them is the sandbox tree  (Hura crepitans), a native of tropical  America. Its furrowed fruits are as  large as an orange. Cosmos of Paris]  thus describes this Krupp gun of the  .vegetable world:  "It is often cultivated as an ornamental tree, both in its native country  and in other parts of the globe,. notably  in certain gardens in the Indies. Its  fruit looks on the outside something like  a melon; it is formed exactly like that  of our native euphorbias, of sections,  which at maturity separate violently  with so intense a report that it has been  compared to the sound of a pistol,  throwing its seed to a considerable distance.  "With the fruit a very pretty sandbox can be made by cutting a circular  opening in the upper part, extracting  the seeds and then covering the opening. The opposite side is perforated  with little holes., A sandbox thus made  is very difficult to keep, for the time always comes when, aided by the drying  process, the sections suddenly split;' with  a characteristic sound.  "The violent splitting of the fruit of  the sablier is explained very simply by  a process analogous to that which causes  the two halves of a split stick to curl  apart and depends upon the unequal  extensibility of the elements of the  valves, which produces the mechanical  effect due to it at the precise moment  ���������when the sutures, the lines of. least resistance, are opened by the progress of  desiccation."  How Electrical Appliances __ re Now Utilized J?or This Purpose.  When electrical plants were first installed aboard ship, lead incased cables,  run in ordinary molding, were.used al-.  most entirely, - and in case of iron ships,  the hull was frequently employed for  the return circuit. The latter method  soon passed out of use, for it not only  increased the fire hazard, but was inefficient mechanically, and also liable  to give rise to disturbing influences on  the ship's compasses.  Lead incased conductors in ordinary  molding were used on the first two  United States men-of-war having elec-,  trie plants���������the Trenton and Omaha���������  but with unsatisfactory results in each  case. In the latter ship, the electrical  plant of which was installed by the  writer in 1884, tho lead incased port  and starboard mains passed through  holes bored iu live oakrknees, one hole  to about each six feet of run, and the  writer has a vivid recollection of the  difficulties encountered in bdi'ihg several  hundred three-quarter and half inch  holes through about eight inches of  gnarled oak, very , nearly as hard to .  pierce as somo of the tougher metals. It  is perhaps needless fo sa3r that the cost  of labor and tools was no small item in  the cost of installation.  Lead incased conductors were finally  discarded, except in some special work,  as the protection from injury to the in-"  ,  sulution and from moisture, which the  lead'sheath was  supposed  to give, was ���������  found   to   be   illusory.    Dents caused  short circuiting on   the  sheath  of  the  conductors, while punctures, permitting..  the  entrance  of __>oisture, led  to bad  grounds as well ae short circuits.  At the present day .what may be call- *'���������  ed a composite system for  tlio instaila- .  tion of  the  distributing conductors' is  employed.    Equal' security in  all parts  of  tbe installation is the object kept in  view, and to obtain, this several systems' "  are .blended   together   as  one.    While'"  molding and flexible conduits, are used  in the saloons and cabins, the conductors in the machinery spaces  and holds  are run in.iron'coduits, which.are thoroughly  innsulated  on  the  inside, and  special,fittings are employed in passing  through thc decks and bulkheads.    Spe- ',  cial water  tight switches,  cutouts  and.'  fixtures are also used wherever there is  exposure to the weather.���������E./ G. Bernard in Cassier's Magazine.  -        ������������������  BRIDAL   FAVORS.  Wed-  An Ancient jintl   Curious   German  ding Custom. <  In The Ladies- Home Journal Max  von Binzer writes of his experience as  "A Page at the Berlin Court" .upon the  occasion of a double royal wedding and  of the preceding and succeeding festivities. Describing an ancient and curious  custom, he writes: "And now���������after the  wedding, dinner and- ball���������came the  'Fackeltanz.' Several of the highest  officials entered the hall with flaming  torches. A procession was formed, with  the bride in the midst. A number of,  complicated polonaise figures were then  , executed, after which 'the line closed  about the bride and groom and marched  out as escort to the bridal chambers.  "As  the  doors  of  the bridal apartments  closed  upon  the happy pair we  found  ourselves  immediately next the  entrance.  Wo waited expectantly for the  next feature, holding our advantageous  position with' some difficulty.    In a few  moments, the doors- flew open, and half  a thousand silken garters, with the monograms  embossed  on the gold buckles,  .  were thrown out by the ladies of honor.  Court etiquette was for the  nonce forgotten.    Generals,  courtiers,  chamberlains and state ministers scrambled and  fought with  one another for these mementos.  But we pages, rest assured, got *  the lion's share. CI have several of these  souvenirs   now,   although  many  were .-  given away by me that night to beseeching dignitaries."  STYLISH COIEF URES.  with the ear entirely in evidence, and  much higher in the back. A short comb,  scooped out across the top, is worn just  under the knot and fits closely. This  comb keeps all refractory short hair successfully in place and gives the head a  very charming contour. The front hair  is worn as we wear it, but, through  contrast to the less fluffy sides, appears  to be higher.  Every woman wears something in her  hair at the opera. It may be diamonds,  a feather, a ring of roses, with an ai-  gret rising stiffly and smartly from  the center, an osprey plume or some  ohio arrangement of bows of velvet ribbons.  Fashion's last edict declares that an  osprey plume or aigret worn far back  on the head i3 indispensable to the  woman who would be chic.  Banana Salad, Spanish Fashion.  Banana salad when served Spanish  fashion is made as follows: First the  fruit is slioed with a silver knife, then  it is placed in a deep glass dish, each  layer alternating with one of finely  cracked ice and powdered sugar.   Over  A Dog as a Witness.  The dog refused to be sworn. It had  a sort of Quakerlike simplicity and prlly  affirm ed, buf its testimony was sufficient to decide a case in Justice Martin's courtroom.  The animal was a large, stately and  intelligent Irish setter. After the human litigants had each told his tale, the  dog took the witness stand.  "Now, who is your master?" said E.  D. Loy, who had replevined the dog  from Fred Enderlin, a South Side saloon  keeper, on June 26.  The brute barked, sprang out of the  witness chair and pawed at the feet of  Loy. The animal then went through  various performances at the bidding of  Loy, including running across the street  and back at his command. The dog  would not act for the other litigant, and  the court decided that he belonged to  Loy. The animal was then released  from the custody of Constable Roebuck.  He wagged his tail at the judge and left  the courtroom with his master.���������Chicago News.  The largest American  over half an inch in length.  fly is a little  The oat plant is in Italy regarded as  I emblematic of music.  Wildcat and Porcupine.  A large wildcat that had gone.hungry  three days sneaked down the big beech  ridge above Balygump,. Me., with it-  face screwed into as ugly a sneer as  ever a wildcat wore. Beyond the ridge,  where the ground sank into a gullylike  swamp, the wildcat found a fat porcupine on the ground. The cat evidently  found the porcupine tempting to look  on, for it promptly went on the hunt  with all the craft it could exercise. Behind a hummock, along a snow ridge,  over a fallen log and through a sprinkling of bush tops the cat made its w^y  and approached the porcupine. Then, it  sprang and gripped its claws on its pvey.  It sought to roll the porcupine over so  as to bite it on the belly. It succeeded  only partially, and filled its jaws full  of short quills from the porcupine's  side. The porcupine died quickly, but  the wildcat, with its jaws distended  with the quills, could not eat the meat, '  being able only to lap up a little of the  blood.  The agony to the wildcat was so great  after awhile that the brute rolled over  and over in the snow, finally forcing a  quill through an eye and into its brain.  ���������New York Sun.  Seeking a Life of Ease. ���������-'<  "��������� Why are you trying to get on the  police force, Corker?"  "I've grown too heavy for any work  requiring activity, sir."���������Detroit Free  Press. 0-  is*.  Is?  LOCALS  Seed  Potatoes  and   Oats  at the  Union  Store, ' ���������  Mr.   Dick,   Inspector  of  mines,   was    in  to-wa lMt week.  Mr. A. Grant has completed the new  school building on Denman Island.  Miss Morris of Vancouver is a _;us_'.. of  the Misses Or. hard.  The vestry meeting of T.inuy Church  WM adjaurnel to Friday evening of th.n  week.  Bargains in white and colore i Shirts  a. Leiser's  Mra F. B. Little wtii a passenger 0.1 the  Wellington, which s_.il.cl fur '...a F-._n.i_ao  on the 24th.  The Committee on Town Incorporation  will meet Wednesday evening of tnis week  at the News' office.  There will be a special menting of the Di ���������  reotbr. of the Hospital, Friday evening, a';  President Abrams' ollice.  ���������For Vegetable and Flower Seeds, go  to the UNION STORE.  Rev. W Hicks will occupy Rev. J. A.  L:>������%a*u pulpit next Sunday morning, and  Mr Charles Evan, will preach in tho evening  Rev. Mr.   Logan  wiil leave this week to  attend the British  Columbia  Pte-ibyteriau  .synod which will meet in Ne*v VVe.tiniu.cbr  on May 5th.  , Received at Willards, a .inn  line of  bug-  '   8y''whips, ranging from 15 to 25 cents.  Mr. Berkely is iu charge of a number of  workmen .at the east end of the Roy rojxl,  working this way.  ���������Rev, Mr.   Kane,   chaplain  of  H.   M.   S..  Conius,   occupied   the   pulpit   at    Trinity  Church, Sundiy.    Me preached a   very   interesting sermon.  Rev. Mr. Logan delivered au able and interesting discourse, last Sunday evening, to  a large audience, on Friendship, Love aud  Truth: ' The Odd Fellows attended iu a  body.  Messrs Grant & Merriman have  the  con-'  tract from Mrs. Davis for fixing up the   2nd  story  of  the   building    nor.heas.    corner,  First  street and  Duas.nuir  avenue,   as    a  masonic hall.  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leiser's.  The Joan came up Friday  for  the  Daus-  aM.tr  party,  consisting  of    Messrs    J>wne.  Duosmuir, Alex. Dunsmuir,   H.   K.   Prior,  'tfeotMral Passenger and Freight Ageuc-of  the  ;������������������ '/^Jk.N. Railway, and Mr. B <yd,   Secretary  -of ;K. Dunsmuir and Sans, Siu Francisco.  :. ;4^11 pertbns having photos' at Stevenson'.,  4*4>.H,;i4-lea_e  call  for same before  the  20th  -Jam. 'o  ''''������������������^Wedding   presents.    See  the   stock  new) of silverware at Leiser's.  Mr. and Mrs. . Hutchison have settled  down to housekeeping in their pretty new  home on Maryport avenue. Mrs. Hutchison will be .a welcome addition to Union  society.  ��������� Sievensoj. & Co., dry goods store in  Union, offers special inducements in the way  of bargains. Mr Danaher, late with Simon  Leiser's, has been especially engaged to attend to this C.LF<AiiI-x"G out sale. The stock  must be disposed of between now and the  20th June.    Now is your opportunity,  . -The-Burdette case will come up at the Na-  ���������naimo. assizes next week. Among those  who will .attend as witnesses will be Dr.  .tylillard and Mrs. J. McPhee. Witnesses  will leave for Nanaimo on Friday.  Mrs. Barrett, wife of Mr. B. Barrett,  with Leiser and Co. arrived on Wednesday's boat! Mrs. Barrett is a musician  of versatility, and will be much appreciated by our inusio lovers.  'Men's   new styles  in   Hard  and   Soft  ' Hats at Leiser's.  Robert Losey, of Comox, was arrested  at McLeod's barn, charged with vagrancy.  Let off with reprimand on 23rd, by Magistrate Abrams. Osark, a Jap, for being  drunk Sunday night,  was lined $5.00   and  OOflti.  If oar readers have any local news of interest, we will be pleased to insert same in  the local column, if brought to tho office.  Ladies, have you seen those fine shoeu in  N. Parks' window ?  Queen's Birthday.  - We hope the people wiil turn out en  -OMwe.to tne public meeting called by poster i-av this (Tuesday) evening at the  School Souse (8 o'clocl.) to oon..i'.'er the  advisability of having a oelebrstiou herein  Union on the 24th of May.  -We see no re_...3_i .v.iy vy-. ct,;_������������������.'; h:.v_ an  good a time here aud unvn tr._ e__peu_o of r_  ':-tri{> 'tosojuie other placo. if the meetiug  shall dee._a.it beat to celebrate at ho;..e the  Qaeeu'- Birthday ic is noue to f*-t_rly to  appoint committees aud oor.nn.uc.  preparation.  G. A. McBain  &  R eal  Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.  NOTICE.  The Odd Fellows of Union will celebrate at their hall on the evening of  Friday the 30th inst, the yS anniversary  of their order. Meeting- at 8:30 o'clock.  Visiting4 brethren cordially invited to  attend.  CA_STADIAI\r HOICE JOURNAI-.  Tht April number contains some interesting '_ha;.-ers, d.vo*ed to tin. latest style.-: in  Easter I.oi.n ots and gown.., all profusel}' il-  lus.rr4.....; a pretty page of Easter poetry,  and another of suggestions for E is.er gifts.;  Mrs. Sheard contributes a bright story entitled, ������������������Dorothea;" a descriptive article - by  Miss S, Frnser, on the Bavarian coid wa'.er  cure; Faith Feuton chats about the theoso-  p'lisb, Countess Wachmeister; notes on  books and music, needlework aud the household; doings ot Canadian women, and report* of the 1 atior.al council, by ihe Coun-  fes. of Abt-rd.e--., are ;iirji>.ig th . eo.it"4. ������������������_..  Subscription Si.00 a .yea-, 10 -. en-s ������ c-;py  An effort is be-in u undo li- -t :mrn '���������rnj ;���������*.'.- -  enct. h:-ie, snmp.ti-: e fc'1 i-. ���������.vie ..of ��������� h- H. '������.'  S. C-'iinus Miusfr.; Party, wh <!>i I'.-tve _o  p->pul-.i. an entertainment, at th. Buy S'ltui-  dtiy evening. If the troup.; be secured. .���������./���������.-  nouncemer.t will be made by posters.  bids an extended account.  The choir was strengthened for the occasioned and was in good form  The accompanist was Mrs. Kilpatrick4,  and to her masterly touch the organ responded as a living entity.  There was something in the nature of  a pleasant surprise in the appearance of  Miss Morris of Vancouver. Her voice  is strongyclear and sweet, especially in  the lower register; but to the writer who  is not a musician, but nevertheless a  lover of music, there was a jfreat charm  in her nearly perfect enunciation Every  word, yes every syllable,' \v_s brought out  with distinctness.  Tlie society, under whose auspices the  Course has been given is to be congratulated upon the success which has attended it.  Dilly Blum.  Esojiiinalt & lanaimo Ey. ; M. J. henry,  NURSERYMAN  Time   Tabie   No.    28,  To take effect at S a.m.   on Monday Mar.  29 h 1897.    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Bear in mind, w e  print mewl tickets also ? In fact we can  cd'������ auything kx the line of job printing..  Give us a .rial.  Send for new 60 page Catalogue before  placing- your orders for Spring Planting,  if you are interested in saving money for  yourself and getting.-good stock of first  hand44. ���������        ;   ,     -,,;.. , .-   '  Most complete' stock 0/ Fruit arid  Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Etc.,  in the.-Province.  Thousands of small Fruit" Plants and  Vines of leading- varieties, amiable for  this Climate.  Fertilizers,   Agricultural    Impicmtnts,  Spray Pump1., Etc.. br-iit to be had.  N*o .Agents. List tells '-o.i :-;!! -jboui it.  Eastern Prices or Less.  Greenhouse, Nuksekv and Apiary  604 Westminster Road.  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or   Circular.  _JM1_.11 j.: _���������__-��������� L_i������_--_-_Ban  ____*  mn\\&  9  g������^4 ^ymm  KB.I-.__P1 SB  Are a few of the new lines we have just opened, and are all of the very   newest  and latest styles to he had.  Have been bought direct from the manufacturer,, and we mean to give   our  customers the advantage, by markinsf them lower than ever before.  .���������j_a-__c_j<-_;-._M__U!P---a___E^^  3**y*__pa-i_%w_tfW-^_^^_v.j^^i^i.������r-i-^%Ns^pr^  Anything and everything you want,.and you can get the very latest goods of all  kinds and save money by calling at our store, when there is anything you   want.  (  ��������� r  ���������ti  M  vt  im  ' '.Vll  ..v,-4.-'l  i yi

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