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Array .J_^J'28_������  CUMBERLAND, B   C.   pFormerly   Union]    TUESDAY APRIL 26th.,  1898  $2.00 PER ANNUM.  or  tH������;cli6ieest;  meats^we are head   quarters.  Ifyod'M noted sausages,  iDologtia and you should do  s<pat: |6n^^ . eggs and  fciitfer^ salmo Mackerel, etc.  k>y  1.. .7  y~y\  ixyy:  wyyy  liy'yyfi  r ���������'..���������'-.���������������������������.��������� ������������������������.���������������������������.-. c  :-...���������.--St'  |r.>-,".  I.y7  IIP GOODS.  .ite-SlK arrived from Grreat Britain,  'i$yy������:y.yyy^y.yy yr:ryyi-'--r:yyyyy 1  byy M^^ Dry Goods,  IS SI Is:^ out this week.  |Fq\v^ Dress Goods,  KJ-SiJ^ Gloves,    Ties,  ���������||g|^S^ Blouses, '',. -.,,������  ���������WSS Coi Jars,  ,^^Etc.,-;:'?Ete.v.:-:;.;Etc.  ::, 'SEE 'NEXT WEEKS': ADV ;, -y'^y}  ib--:^ elj^.ttc_k:.  a New and Full   Stock of School  Supplies, and Stationery.  -������������������������.-%^'������ite_S_������^i_b_K,4<.  TAKE ;  Sarsaparilla  for a good  Spring Tonic.  It cures  that tired feeling.  ���������',.������������������  ���������_6-���������r. ���������;''���������"���������:  Open Sundays  from 10 to 11 a. m.  After having  La Grippe  try a bottle of  Beef Iron Wine.  The best  Strengthening Tonic  CD-  -o-  ^V0"^  i^lPOpen   Sundays  from 3 to 5 p. m.  NOTHING BUT THE   BEST   AND   PUREST   DBUGS FOB, DISPENSING.  Syrup of Douglas Pine the latest cure for  Coughs and Colds. Scott's Emulsion, Linseed  and Turpentine.  GIDEON HICKS.  ARTHUR WHEELER.  P.O. Box 2  00  Victoria, B. C.  Dealers in New and Second-hand Pianos and Organs.  BERLIN (Berlin, Ont..) MASON & MSB. (Toronto, Oat.,) BUSH & GEOTS (Chicago, 111.)  All kinds of Sheet Music kept in stock.  Orders promptly attended to.  TUNING and REPAIRING.  Cumberland representative Rev. Wm. Hicks.  LATEST BY WIB1.  IT IS WAR.  ��������� Americans Proclaim a Blockade o I"  Havana Harbor���������A Spanish. Ship  Captured by "CT. S. Cruiser���������Bri-  tain."Declares Coal Contraband of  "War���������"Largest Eire in Vancouver  for Eleven Years���������Minor Items.  LATER.���������American Liner Lost���������  Spanish Steamer Captured���������1000  Spanish Troops,, and War-ship  Captured.  Diplomatic Halations Severed  Madrid, April 22.���������Spanish  government has broken off diplomatic relations with the U.  S: The U.S. minister at Madrid reached the frontier after  an exciting experience. The  Spanish police attempted to  capture U.S. legation by holding the train up, but were frustrated by Gen. Woodford.  Havana Har.or Blockade il,  Washington, .April 22.��������� ?-_  proclamation has been issued  by the United States declaring  "Havana harbor in' a state of  blockade."  ���������lEETGiBTMI..  Key West, April 22���������  The cruiser Nashville  captured the Spanish  ship Buena Vuera with  a cargo of lumber. The  cruiser fired a 6-pound  er and the Spainards  surrendered'  THE FLYING SQUADRON.  Fort Monroe, April 22.���������THE FLYING SQUADRON IS HERE READY  TO MOVE THE MOMENT ORDERS  COME. ALL SHIPS ARE TARGET  PRACTICING.  COAL CONTRABAND.  coal  Washington, " April    22.���������The  embargo resolution is now law.  New York, 22.���������The British ambassador called on the foreign minister and  told him that Great Britain considers  coal contraband of war and will not allow  either Spam or the United States to get  coal from any British port.  HUMORED PANIC.  New York City is excited over a report  from Berl-n to the effect that city will be  bombarded, as the .real big-inning of  Spanish naval hostilities.. [They can't  get near enough.���������Ed.  WAR "FORMERLY   DECLAED. c  A telegram from Washington Saturday  ���������tates war would be formerly declared by  the United States on Sunyay 24th,  per  haps on the theory the better the day the  better the deed.  AMI-RIG AN   LINER   CAPTURED.  London, April. 23d.���������A report frorn  Southampton says the American Liner  Paris has been captured by the Span-  iatds.  SPANISH  STEAMER.  Key West, Apiil 23d.���������The steamer  Pedro, from Antwerp has been captured  bv the U. S.  To those wHo want to buy the   BesT Goods  ���������o���������    For the Least Money.    ���������o���������  We have now the Choicest Stock of  High Class Groceries   Suitable for Family Trade.  Our   Hams,   Bacon,   Cannot  be  beat.    Always a    '  Large stock of Fresh Eggs on hand.  Dry Goods.  IFe have a nice assortment of Spring Dress Goods, Flannelettes,  Gighams, Prints, Etc. for which we beg your  inspection.  McPHEE & MOORE.  SPANISH SQUADRON SAILED.  Madrid, April 23d.���������It is rumored the  Spanish Squadron has sailed from Cape  Verde Islands; but destination is unknown.  Ralph Smith Nominated.  Nanaimo, April 22.���������Ralph Smith has  been nominated as Opposition candidate  for South Nanaimo.  ��������� ' Going North.  Nanaimo, 22.���������The Islander sailed on  the 2ist for the north.    It was crowded  -with passengers.  Another War. ,   ,      .  The peace negotiations between Nicaragua and Costa Rica have failed. * War  is probable.  Murderer Hanged.  Nelson, B. C. April 22.���������Davis, the  murderer of Dennis Conners was hanged  at 8:30 this morning.  Vancouver Fire.  Vancouver, April 21.���������The largest fire  which has visited this city for eleven  years swept the Waterfront to-night.  Two sheds used by New Englond Co.,  were destroyed. Stimpson's wharf where  there were 50 tons of Klondike supplies,  was burned. Half a dozen C.P. R. cars,  loaded, were burnt and several small  buildings. Fire is supposed to have  started from trains. The C. P. R.'s loss  is very heavy.  .  phonso XIII Cap-Bred.  New York, April 23d.-^-THE CRUISER NEW YORK CAPTURED AL-  PHONSO XIII FROM BARCELONA  FOR HAVANA WITH 1,000 SPANISH TROOPS ABOARD.  Football Match,  The football match last Wednesday,  the 20th, , at Cumberland ' Recreation  Grounds, between Union and Sparrow  Hawk teams, resulted in a victory for the  Union boys, the score standing 4 to o.  The play commenced at 5:15 and lasted  one hour: As soon as ball was placed,  the Union team carried it to Navy goal,  and after sharp shooting on goal by  Lockhart ancl Tommy Whyte, the ball  was passed to Strang, and scored. The  --econd goal was scored by Lockhart;  third goal by Sandy Walker, and fourth  goal by Lockh.rt..  On the Union side Capt. Lockhart,  Thos. Whyte, and Sandy Walker played  a brilliant game as forwards. Hudson  and Gartly did some good playing as  half backs. The navy team put up a  yood game. They had won 7 out of 9  ^ames played this season, the two games  lost being .vith the Imperiuse and Union  teams. The Union team with practice  under guidance of present captain are  liable to hold their own with any team  in the province.  The Union.team consisted of T. Anderton, Fred Marshall, Richard Grimes,  Walter Whyte, Jack Bennie, Tommy  Hudson, Tommy Whyte, Robt. Strang,  Alex. Walker, O. Gartley, and Wm.  Lockhart, captain.  We are unable to give the names of  the navy crew.  Abe Hamilton was referee.  How would it do to get up a match on  the Queen's birth-day ?  A, H. McCat.lum, licensed auctioneer  wijl attend to all sales in the district en  reasonable terms.  GHATTER.  ^ThE SPARROW HAWK Minstrel  JL Troupe gave an entertainment at  Cumberland Hall on Wednesday;  last to a packed house.       -  The program was short and the jokes ".'  on a par with the usual minstrel's.   Mr.  I. W. Parsons was manager.   7  Several of the songs were new to us  and very well rendered. The intolocutor, .  Mr. Pedrick, has a well trained voice,  and sang "Then You'll Remember  Me," and *'Alice, Where Art Thou?*.' very  pleasingly.   -,'-',..'''.<,.  "The Soldiers of the Queen," a patrio*  tic song well sungi   The comic song by',;  the   wigged Judge   was "never, neveri  never, never, never, never, never," heatd  here before.  The female impersonator in a decidedly musculine voice informed the audience '  she was "none of your hoity, toity, gur-  ruls," and every whisk of her skirts displayed a modest length of pantalette.  The sailor, who danced the hornpipe,  received an encore, and Mr. Marshall  Union Bay gave an air on the bagpipes.   .  Mr. Jas. Abrams, president of Hospital Board of Directors, moved a vote of  thanks to, and three cheers for the  Sparrow Hawk Minstrels which received  a second, and a vociferous response.  Lieut. Hartly proved a most capable  accompanist.  A dance followed the concert.  I heard a rare fish story last week, but  in consideration of a famous prescription  received���������from one of the piscatorial  sportsmen���������labeled "Soothing for a  wounded Whist hand," I withhold the  graphic narrative of a successful fishing  party of "We Two."  ���������' '.*    V  '���������'*.  ,*  Nothing makes a sweet young man so  attractive as a sunny disposition. Some  of the sterner sex think they have nothing  to . do but demand amiability from  womankind and then rear tall pedestals  ���������shaky���������and place on the eminence a  little tin god^-Self; if every man, woman  and child can't see the greatness of that  lofty idol, the original snarls or* scowls,  until what little attractiveness he may  have been endowed with by nature, is  completely eradicated by pomposity.  Ah ! it is not always women and girls  who display weak vanity by petty pouts,  but often it is met clothed in masculine  apparel, lessening the dignity attempted.  Reine.  UI.I0I SHimiG.  Apiul, 22 ���������Quadra 93 tona of coal.  .    Lois 147 "       "  City of Nanaimo 24 t. coal, 11 coke  23 San Mateo 4450 tons of coal  Maude 358 "  Edith 21                    "  24 Ning Chow 232        "  25 Tepic 400 "  Minncola and Waterloo are loading  Passenger List.  Per City of Nanaimo, last week.  A. Keays, F. J. Leigh ton, D. Ross,  Wood.iff, L. R. Ella, Mr. Brown, J. Ash-  burD, A. Munn, W.Scanlen, D. Levi, Rahy,  G. Howe, J. Danis, J.Dee, J. R. McDonald,  J. Price, H. S. Hashin, Gigini, C. Hender.  son, Mr. Netherby, T. Trotter, A. Dick,  Mrs. Caslly, Mis. Piercy, Grahan.  ���������*  a____ I __s_s_������c__ca>__!S__5i������r_������������_\r������'M _���������.  -������_.____:.__. -.-���������������  __. .-__?(_-������;."_.���������-_>!_.,  ________U_____E_  ._-______!  r ^  Subscribers who do not receive their paper  regnlarly will please notify us at once. ____.���������  Apply at the office foe advertising rates.  THE NEWS.  UNION, B. 0  The Week's Coinjnorcial  Summary.  HAWARDEN    CASTLE  Where   Mr.   Gladstone,   is   Spending  I>ecliiiinjj Y ea_rs. of His Eventful    Career.  the  Stocks of -wheat at Toronto are 39,-  873 bushels as .ipaiiibl "-.O.-lT-l bushels  last week and 218,Gil bushels a year  ago.  ' Grand Trunk securities are higher  in London, with 4 per cent, guaranteed  now quoted at 69 ;.-S, and Hudson's  Bay shares at ������2"..  'A special report on the wheat crops  of the United State... issued on Monday, places the yield at 530,000,000  bushels, or 13.97 bushels to thc acre.  The visible supply of wheat in the  United States and Canada decreased  101,000 bushels last week, and the total  is 34,744,000 bushels as against 54,281,-  000 bushels a year- a&o, The amount  afloat in Jilurope decreased 8'.),000 bushels last week, and the total is3;'.810.U0J  as against 33,440,0/0 bushels a year  ago. Combined the total is (:S,..8:i.000  bushels as against 87,7*24,000 bushels a  year ago, a decrease of 19,140,000  bushels.  Totally Deaf.���������Mrs. S. E. Crandell, Port  Perry, writes: "I contracted a,severe cold  last winter, which resulted in misbecoming totally deaf in one ear and partially  mo -in 'the other. After trying various  remedies, and consulting several doctors,  without obtaining any relief, I was ad-  Tised to try Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil. I  warmed the Oil and poured a little of it  into my.ear, and before rone-haif the bottle was used my heating was completely  restored. I have heard of other cases of  deafness being cured by the use of this  medicine."  Words, of Wisdom.  '    There is no education like adversity.  The greatest remedy for anger is de-  'lay* '  Pools  tread.  rush  in   where angels fear to  Tiiey that will not be counseled cannot be helped.  Laughing  cheerfulness throws sunlight, on all tlie paths of life.  Fine sense'and. exalted sense are not  half so useful as common sense.  There 'is  a  remedy foi* every wrong  and a satisfaction for every soul, p,  If a man is worth knowing at all he  is worth knowing well.  There is great ability in knowing  how to conceal one's ability.  The testimony of a good conscience  is the glory of ^a good man.  Fire and sword are bub slow engines  of destruction in comparison with the  babbler. -  Not education, but character,is man's  greatest need and man's' greatest safeguard.  Blessings ever wait on virtuous  deeds, and though, a late, a sure reward  succeeds.  If you wish to be held in esteem, 3*011  must associate only with those who  are estimable.  One of the godlike things of this  world is the veneration done to human  worth, by the hearts of men.  There is no dispute managed without  a passion', v.and yet there is scarce a  dispute without-a passion.  ^The shortest and surest way to live  with honor in the world is to-be in  reality what we would appear to be.  No matter what his rank or position  may be, the lover of books is the richest  and happiest of the children of men.  Mlnard's Liniment the Lumbermans1 Friend,  i An Accurate IMirase.  "You allude to a lot of smoking ruins  in your story," said the city editor.  "Yes," repiied the reporter. "They  were there."  ���������'But I didn't send you to write about  a conflagration. This was a serni-  gocial occasion."  "I know it. But there were a number of cigarette fiends present."  ': They Never Fail.���������Mrs. S. M. Bough-  tier, Langton, writes: "For about .wo  years I was troubled with Inward Piles,  but by using Parinetee'.s Pills, I was completely cured, and ' although four years  have elapsed since then they havo uot returned." Parmelee's Pills are anti-  bilious and a specific for the cure of Liver  and Kidney Complaints, Dyspepsia, Cos-  tiveness, Headache, Piles, etc., and will  regulate the secretions aud remove all  bilious matter.  Not tho >'���������me for It.  -Rich Old Maid���������"Do you love me,  Alfred?"  Alfred (enthusiastically but truthfully)���������'"Love you? Why, my darling, love isn't the name for it!"  Minard's Liniment is used by Physicians.  Arro .v Points.  singer   in   as   bad as  political party is  we   seldom trust  '    An   overtrained  overworked butter.  "When a man says no  good   enough   for him,  , him.  People alwayB think that the people  who preceded them in a house were very  dirty.  Mr. Gladstone will shortly celebrate  his 88th birthday. Thc "grand old man"  was born in Liverpool, Dec. ������������������._���������, 1809,  and, as tilings look now, he bids fair to  welcome tbe dawn of the twentieth  ���������jentury. If he survives till next year he  can participate in the centenary celebration .if tho Irish rebellion. As he come.  of a sturdy race, thc chances ' are that  ho will live even beyond his' 90th birth.-  tlny.  Ha warden Castle, thc home of this  groat political ''hermit," a. ho is sometimes called, lies about six ���������uilus cast of  Che.-i.e_. Hero on ihe hill, overlooking  the valley of the beautiful., Deo, in a  picturesque park of some TOO acres, Mr.  Gladstone is spending the remaining  years of his eventful career. Among his  own countrymen ho is regarded a.s a  "secular pope," although he is by no  means as closely confined ;is the distinguished "Prisoner of tho "Vatican."  Mr. Gladstone has taken up his abode  practically in the gateway 'to Wales,  perhaps because ho lias .so many admirers  among the Welsh. Then, too, he has for  his neighbor the Duke pf Westminster,  who lives only a few miles away ac  Eaton Hall, and owns half of Chester  and a good part of the city of London.'  If it bo true that extremes meet, and if  all the gossip be .rue that 1 havo heard  here, then the richest peer and tho poorest  statcnian in tho United Kingdom live  side by side, says a correspondent in the  New York Advertiser. It is no secret  chat Mr. Gladstone has very limited  means at his disposal. Hawardcn Castle  belongs to his wife, having been inherited from her father. Even while  , holding his first Premiership the veteran  statesman had to sell a valuable collection of china in order to make both ends  meet.'  The first place of interest on the way  to Hawarden is the little parish church  where Mr. Gladstone reads thc prayers  on Sunday. It is built in the early English stylo of architecture, and has nothing  remarkable about ic other than being  the , place'where the most distinguished  man in Great Britain worships. Every  Sunday, rain or shine, when at  Hawarden, the great* statesman is found  in his scat within the chancel of the little  church. His place is on the front bench,  which is fitted up with a rubber air  cushion, and contains a prtfvor book and  Bible.   , '  Bur. it is not .ho same Gladstone that5.  saw in the House of Commons some ten  years ago. To-day his form is bent wiLh  age and he holds tlie prayer book close  to his eyes. Moreover his hearing is impaired, so that he must use his hand as  a kind of car trumpet. Nor is his voice  so strong as thou.  His day is opened and- closed with  pjaycr, and "whoa the cares of state have  pressed hardupoi4. him he has gone to his  "secret closer.'' many times in the course  of 24 hours. It is a well-known fact that  during a Cabinet crisis he went to church.  ��������� no less than three times in one day. The  great British statesman in this respect  is something like our own Benjamin  Franklin, who, during a critical period  in the framing of our constitution,  moved that the convention seek Divine  assistance. And, as if to encourage the  ex-Premier in appealing to the Almighty  for aid at all times, there is this text, in  his bedroom hanging over the mantelpiece:  "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace  whose mind it stayed on thee."  The Gladstone family, which represents  three generations, sits immediately  behind the head of thc ; house, while the  servants havtj seats near the choir. The  little church is filled every Sunday, many  visitors coming for the purpose of seeing  and bearing the foremost statesman in  Great Britain performing the humble  service of reading prayers.  The Gladstone home is about a quarter  of a mile away. The road winds through  a beautiful park- of chestnut, oak, ash  and walnut trees. On the'way you pass  the ruins of the old castle, consisting of  a circular keep, the top of which commands a good view of the Dec valley.  The land is not cultivated, as is-the case  at Eaton Hall, but remains in its natural  Condition. Hawarden Castle is decidedly  modern in appearance, and is surmounted  by a high terrace. It is a typical English manor, and contains-Mr. Gladstone's  valuable working library. Here the  statesman spend-4 his days and nights in  study. New books pour in upon him by  every mail, and no one in Great Britain  is better.posted in regard to what is passing in the literary'world than the hermit  of Hawarden.  The average day at thc castle is passed  substantially as follows: Mr. Gladstone  wakes ;i. 7.'.0 o'clock and has a light  breakfast served him. in his room. He  generally mak..?- it a point to rise ab JO  o'clock, after reading in bed a couple of  hours, and .hoti. goes through his mail.  As ho does nut .employ a secretary, this  takes some little time. Very soon, however, he has a pack of postal cards ready  for mailing, for letters are rarely Written  in those Litter days.. Lunch is now  served,., after which he reads till -1  o'clock4, and the remainder of thc evening is divided between the family fireside and the library.  Of course, everybody who visits  Hawarden takes away a memento of the  place. But it remained for a Minneapolis  ilirl to carry off the prize for originality  in this respect. She noticed some peacocks strutting around on the terrace,  and, with the aid of a ladder, secured  from the old gardener by means of a  bribe, she succeeded in pulling a feather  out. of a bird's tail as a souvenir of her  visit.  Mr. Gladstone is nothing if not  methodical. Indeed, he has been called a  human chronometer. He is as regular as  clockwork m everything, and even goes  so far as to insist that a piece of meat  should be bitten '.*. times. His theory as  to study is certainly good. He works on  knotty and hard problems, but in the  evening turns his attention to lighter  literature.  TORTURED FOR YEARS.  Prostrated by the Disease Piles���������One Cause  of Sleeplessness That Oun be Ken-lily  Overcome. ,.  William Wait, Saratoga Springs, N.  Y., writes: "I, the subscriber, being  for fifty years a resident of the town of  Saratoga, N. Y., do certify that I have  been for many years afflicted with the-  piles.  For months I got no regular sleep, I  became completely prostrate, the doctors did me no good. Ou noticing an  advertisement of Dr. A. Trash's Mag-  | netic Ointment, I at once procured a  I twenty-live cent bottle, and used it as  directed, and it has affected a perfect  cure. 1 have not language to express  my feelings of gratitude to the doctor  for his invaluable ointment. J would  say 10 those suffering with the same  cu.iipiaiiu. '.Try this remedy, aud you  will not bo disappointed.' "  Experience with Dr. Track's Magnetic Ointment in the past fifty years lias  demonstrated to the medical profession  as well as to millions of sufferers from  ])iles, that it is the safest and most effectual cure ever offered to the public,  containing no op'atcs or poisons of any  kind, painiess.and convenient to,haudie  and being sold by druggists at 2a  rcents and -10 cents per bottle, is within  the reach of every .sufferer.  Very frequently two or throe bottles  have made a complete cure of chronic  cases that have not yielded to other  remedies for years.  There's scarcely a disease more aggravating and obstinate to cure than  tlie various forms of piles, and it is a  common practice to use ointments,  salves and similar preparations^ containing dangerous poisons, to remove  tlie trouble. Dr. Trask's Magnetic  Ointment has superseded all of those  ineffectual remedies, and no one suffer-'  ing with any rectal trouble,makes any  mistake in giving Dr. Trask's Magnetic Ointment a trial.  Any druggist can furnish Dr. Trask's  Magnetic Ointment, as it is the best  known and most popular remedy foi  piles, and if you ask him he can doubtless refer you to many people in youi  vicinity who have been completely  cured by it. Francis U. Ivahle, 127  Bay St., Toronto Ont.  As Easy as I.viiijj;.  Mary Cowden.Clarke's statement, in  her autobiography, that she has heard  Charles ."Lamb say that he never stuttered when ho told a lie, recalls a witticism b;* r,n_es Madison, as told in  Henry S. Randall's "Life of Thomas  Jefferson" (volume 3, page'180 : Madison "was lying on his back on a sofa,  at Mont pel ier, complaining of considerable indisposition, but talking with  great volubility to some guests. The  doctor suggested that die would not  --benefit himself by speaking so much in  that position. "Oh, doctor! I always  talk easiest when I lie," was the reply.,  Wives and Mothers Praise  One woman, whose husband h-  first Thanksgiving she ha  five years���������Another, that ii  20 years on account of her  ���������-*. hzzi\ cured, says this is the  ��������� spent with her husband for  ���������"'..-the first she has enjoyed for  '.lusband bain**? drunk. '  READ WHAT TIIEY SAY BELOW  Also Letters from Physicians and Public Men���������The Testimony  is Overwhelming* and Most Convincing.  Copy of  a   Letter   Received t*_"'rosii  mother of u Patient.  Dr. McTagt,'..rt-. Nov. 3rd, J897.  Dear Sir��������� 1 sc.o. there is 'a letter bcins? posted  to you by mv son, your old patient,." Yes, it is  nearly four months sin-e first lie saw yon and  took the treatment. W e are truly thankful for  that day. Could any one you ever came across  be in a worse condition V And now '. Well lie is  pleasant t<> look upon. What a change there is  in his face, and in disposition! None more  amiable. ' Ife does not "know that I am- s  this in beside his own, but I want you to  -vvliat a happy thankful mother your ever faith  ful friend Mrs. -' is.  PESTIMIO X I A L_ S  tlio  lippiiif.  know  '     Tlio  The fifth  novel, "Hugh Wynne."   is  way, .byiriginp*   the . book  Cc-iiurr 'JMue.-Ziiie.  pi-intino; of Dr. Mitchell's  now under  tip to the  thirtieth thousand. The new story.  " The Adventures' of Erancois," by  the same author, which is to begin in  the January Century, is a tale of pure  adventure, the hero a "foundling, adventurer, juggler, fencing master and  servant, durincr the ���������-French Revolution." It will be illustrated by the  French-American artist, Andre Cas-  taierne.  Toronto, Dec. 6,1807.������  To whom it may concern :  Bchii. constantly associated with a lar-^e  number of mon, among whom are many addicted to (he use of strong drink, my attention  has been drawn to one of the several cures for  inebriety. For some four, months or over I  have been interested in watching the result, of  the '-Dyke (Jura" on live different man, 1 have  visited their home., and no stronger tcsiimonies  could be .riven than those, of the wives of these  men, for they know from bitter experience what  a drunken husband means to any home. The  men say they have no more desire for drink,  and can now pass and .repass saloons without  any desire to enter.  My last visit was matin a few days .after  Thanksgiving Day. One voting married woman  said this was thc'first Thank, giving Day she  and tier husband had spent together for five  years. Another woman said it was fhe first  Thanksgiving she had enjoyed for _0 years, on  account of her husband being drunk. Jle is  now a sober and hoine'.ovh.g man.  Such'proofs of the changes -wrought by the,  "DykeCure" are most gratifying to all except  saloon keepers.  Sir.eerelv vonrs.  T INLAY SPENCRR.  Agent Prisoners' Aid Association.  Toronto, Dec. 1st, 1897.    .  Dr. A. McTaggart.  Dear Doctor,���������You ask me tosay what I think  o! the efficacy of your .reatmeat for Intemper-  ance.  During the last few months I have had personal knowledge of several persons who testify  that they have had the craving for alooholio  stimulants completely removed thereby. From  Con espondeuce I learn of two cases, one at  Bi-iuttord and one at Milton, in .which the  remedy was used over nine months 'ago and  aim-*, ciieri they claim that they have no deslra  for ..pints.  1 understand you claim that once tho appetite  for strong drink is removed it will not return.  Such opyour patients as I' have seen, or have  knowledge of, seem to substantiate this claim.  As. in your treatment, you do not resort to  hypodermic injections; as your charges for  tr.ument are very much less than in cases  where injections are used ; and as I understand ���������  the medicine used is a harmless vegetable tonic  having no bad after-effect, I cannot In justice  to your treatment refuse to certify to the facts  as they have been presented to me. I know of  tw 1 cases where you have been kind enough to  administer the treatment gratuitously. You  are without doubt dot i-g a good work. I hope  in tlie near future you will be able to see your  way to give the medical profession thu bcn'.lit  of your experience as al.o tlio modus operandi  of vuur treatment.       ."our" truly,  A. M. ROSEDUftGH, M. D.    '  Sec'y Prisoners' Aid Association.  of the  Young:  A.-Sociation.  Men's  ���������State of Ohio, City of Toledo,** __  Lucas County. f    ���������  ���������Frank J..Cue:.icy makes oath that he Is the  senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co..  doing business in the City of Toledo; County  and State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay  the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each  ant! every case. 01 Catarrh that cannot be cured  by the use 01 Hai.t.'s Catahkii Cuke.  ,      FRANK J. CHENEY.  Sworn to before mc and subscribed in my  presence, this .tit day of December, A.D. 1S9G.  A. W. GLEASON,'  Notary Public.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acta  direct ly on the blood and mucous surfaces oi  the sv'stem.   Send for testimonials free.  . .       ���������     F. J. CHENEY & CO.,4 Toledo, O.  .���������tSTSold by druggists, 75c.  From tlie Sec'y of the Dom. AlT-limce.  Toronto, July 12,1897.  A. McTaggart. Esq., M.D.  Dear Sir.���������In reply to your enquiry regarding,  my knowledge 01 the Dyke Cure for Intemperance, I have to say that, it was brought  under '  my notice aljout a year ago, and I specially  in- 1  terested myself i������ a number ot eases that wore,  treated by it.   In some of them the results \v������r������  remarkable, several parties who wero confirmed 1  inebriates becoming entirely  changed   and r������-,  maining till the present timo sober and  useful  citizens.   Several other  parties treated at the  same time 1 have lost slgt.tof, but do not personally know of a case  out   of half a   dosven  in which   the   treatment  was   not  successful.  With best wishes, I remain  Yours, sincerely,  F. S. ������PENOE.    ,  Milton, April 20, 1897.     1  Dr. McTaggart:  Dear Sir,���������I am well acquainted with a man'  living hear here, who had for years been an ox-'  cessivc drinker, but wh I am very glad to  learn, has by the use of tv_ Dyke Cure, got rid  of the craving for liquor and "become a reformed  man. I hope that your remedy will be as great  a blessing to others.   > ,  Yours truly,  J. II. A-cCollom, Ex-Mayor.'  preparation to be  taken  internally���������no'  The Cure can be taken at home aud necessitates no loss of  Keep Minard's Liniment in the House....  Pointed Parajrruplis.  A fool and his father's money are  soon parted.  The one redeming feature of a pawnshop is the ticket.  The hog maybe a squealer but he  never gives anything away.  The painstaking man doesn't always  suffer the most pain.  There is no insurance against the  flames kindled by a woman's eyes.  Most people neglect doing tomorrow  what they have put off doing to-day.  People like so listen to advice only  when it confirms their own opinions.  Gas trusts may not make the world  any better, but they make it a little  brighter.  Instructors in elocution may teach a  man how to talk, but unfortunately  not what to say.  A good word might be said in favor  of   congress   gaiters,    but   shoes with  From   the   Secretary  Christian  Dr. McTaggart.  My Dear Doctor,���������I am glad to he able to say  that the young man Mr. *VV"., whom you treatetl  with the'Dyke Cure lor Intemperance, seems  entirely cu.ed of his craving for drink. He  tells ine himself that ail desire has been absolutely taken away. It is refreshing to notice  tbe improvement in his personal appearance.  His eyes are bright and clear, and altogether today, lie presents a strik .ig contrast to his appearance three months ag->. Inasmuch as almost  two months have passed since he finished taking  his treatment. I have every hope that his cure  will prove to be permanent.  Yours sincerely,  F. M. Pi-att, Secretary.  Dec. 20,1897.  The Dyke Cure is a simple  vegetable  hypodermic   injections-  time from business, j  It is an established fact that after the remedy has been taken for four or flve>  days all desire for alcoholic stimuhints ceases.and at the end of four weeks the patient,  is restored to health. . j  The Dyke Cure has been reduced to-'$25.00 a treatment in order to place it!  within the reach of all. / ;  A full treatment to last four weeks, with directions for use,;  will be sent to any address for $25.00. i  Dr. McTaggar ' is a graduate of.McGill College and refers   hy  permission  as  to  his integrity and professional standing to tlie following well known public men : ,  Sir' W. R. Meredith^"Chief Justice of.Ontario, Toronto.  Hon. G. W. Ross, Minister of Edtication, Toronto, Ont.  Gr. W. Yavl-er, Banker, Toronto.  R.J. Fleming*, Ex-Mayor of Toronto.  H. S. Strathy, Manager Traders' Bank, Toronto.  S. Nordhoimer, German Consul, Toronto.  Address  DR.  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"I called last evening, Miss Josephine,  but thought I had better not come   in."  "Why, Mr. Defcrop?"  "Your littlo brother told me you were  upstairs in a dark room developing negatives."���������Chicago Record.  Gum chewing Is not a modern habit.  Way back in the time of the Vedas the  Hindoo maidens chewed gum. But then  they were unoivillzod and knew no better.  AGENTS 'WAXTED TO SELL  _.,v._     ...     r ���������  TSA,  .���������j  CEYLON  Put up in loud packages.  Also Js*pae_s   ____���������__ i-_ys������_-5.  A. H. CA"S>"T_*"I. & CO.,  iVlidli-siilo Ajrents,  57 Front St. East, Tokonto.  Wishing  to make  from  FIVE DOLLARS  We have a brand new _5c. article  that smart boys and girls from fourteen upwards can sell rapidly. It is instructive, interesting, edifviris and fascinating. Send 25c.  for complete outfit to NICHOLS & CO., 3. Richmond W., Toronto. >  T. N.  U.  147  * FARMERS,  DAIRYMEN  35 And Their Wives  ^tf-i Drop us a post card, and get free  vj^ our booklet on  |je "INDURATED FIBREWARE"  ^cl It costs nothing, tells all about  vU Indurated Fibre Pails, Milk Pans,  '���������v*^ Dishes   and   Butter Tubs, and  ^- will put monv in your pockt s.  I The E. B. Eddy Co.,  ^ LIMITED.  |g HULL, CANADA.  ASK YOUR DEALER FOR  BRUSHES and BROOMS.  For sale by all lend ing houses.  CHAS. BOECKH & SONS,   Manufacturers,  TORONTO,  ONT.  Write to the Norther*  Business College, Owes  Sound, Ont., if you want  a THOROUGH Coo._������  __ Shorthand or *. practical Business Education.  Circulars free. C. A. FLEMING, Principod-  DO YOU WANT  TO  LEARN   IT?  '���������*���������_  i,] _.;  t -  It is harassed, "baffled, discontented, surly. He knows no one among the passengers, and he sits ' aloof from his fellow  travelers, making no effort to while away  the time, as travelers do.  As they near'W���������, however, he shakes  off his dullness,, and lays aside his look  of care; and when he steps upon the  platform at W���������, he is to all appearance,  the same smiling suave man, who went  away three days before.  There are several other passengers for  W���������/ among whom we may see a portly,  dignified gentleman who looks to be  somewhere in the forties, and who evidently has a capital opinion' of himself,  and knows what he, is about. He is fashionably dressed, - and wears a splendid  diamond in his shirt front. He carries in  his hand a small valise, and asks - for a  carriage to the best hotel.  Close behind him is another man, of a  different stripe. He is a rakish looking  follow, dressed in smart but cheap clothing. He carries in his hand a small,  square package, neatly strapiied, and this  alone would betray his calling, were it  not so obvious in his look and manner.  Tho "book fiend"'has descended upon  "W���������. He looks about him carelessly,  watches the portly ��������� gentleman as he is  driven away iu the carriage for the \V���������  Hotel, sees _".lr. Jasper Lamotte .enter  his landau, and drive swiftly away, and  then ho trudges cheerily townward,  swinging hi* packet of books as ho goes.  'When they aro out of sight of the gaping crowd about the depot, tho coachman,  acting under   Frank's  orders, 'brings his  horses to a walk, and, turning upon his  seat; addresses his master.  "I've dreadful news to tell you, sir;  and Mr. Frank said, to let you know it  quick, so as you could come there at  once."  Jasper Lamotte stares in angry astonishment; scarcely taking in the. meaning  of tho none too lucid sentence.  "Well, sir," he says, shortly, what are  you talking about?"  This timo the man came at once to the  point. ���������      , " , ,  "Mr. Burrill has been murdered,,sir.  They found him this morning iii a,n old  cellar, close by Doctor Heath's; and they  sav, sir���������"  "What! what do you say? Burrill���������"  "Murdered, sir���������killed dead���������stabbed  right through the heart, sir. They are  anxious for you to come, sir. They aro  going to have an inquest right there."  "Drive there, at once," cried Mr. Lamotte, hoarsely. "I must see for myself,"  and ho sinks back upon his l scat, pale  and trembling.  Mean timo the carriage containing the  portly gentleman arrives at the hotel.  The rain is still falling, and tho gentleman stops hurriedly from the carriage  and across the pavement���������so hurriedly,  indeed, .. that he jostles against a boy  who is passing with a tray of ivory, carvings and pretty scroll-work.  Down comes the tray, and the gentleman, who is evidently,kind-hearted, cries  out:���������        <  "Why, boy! Bless mo, but I'm sorry!.  Didn't see yon,'upon my word. Pick your  wares up, sonny, and take stock of the  broken things, then come in and I'll  mako it all square. Just ask for Mr.  Wedron, and don't be bashful," and he  bustles into thc office of the W��������� House,  where he calls for tho best room they can  give him, registers as "C. A. Wedron,  att'y, _S..Y.," r.nd, asking that he might  have dinner as early as possible, he goes  at once to his room.  "I say," he calls to, the porter who  brings up his valise, "when that young  image boy comes, just send him along to  _ne; I owe him some damages."  A few minutes later, the boy enters  the office and deposits his disordered tray  .upon a chair.  "Come along, you," calls  gruffly. "T..i-' gentleman's  you."  "Wait a.minit, can't   yc?';  the  port. i".  looking n;.  retorts the  boy coolly. " 1 jest want to take account  of stock." '  ���������  He drops on.one knee and rearranges  his tray with great care and no haste.  "There!" he exclaims, rising at length  with a chuckle of satisfaction. "I reckon  that big bloke'11 be about two fifty out  after I call." And he takes up his-tray  and says .to the porter: "Now, then,  give us the address."  " Twenty-one," he replies, and the boy  ascends the stairs, and .unceremoniously  opens the door of tw-. rty-bne.  The gentleman, v .q stands at the  window, turns quickly, at.'. the sound of  the opening door, iind when it has clos tl  behind the boy, he advances and asks in  a low tone:��������� ;  "How lies the land,4 George? Is there  any news?''  "I'm sorry, sir," replies the boy. "I  was faithful to orders���������but things have  gone wrong."  "How, my boy?"  "The nuiii you call Burrill   was   murdered last night."  "Ah!"       '        : .  "Yes, sir, .and I might have known  who did it. This is the Avay it went, sir.  I'kopt an eye on all of your men as well  as I could, during the day, and kept tin-  widest eye on (lie short fellow with thc  tramp lay-out and the ugly face. That  was easy, for he -lay low all day; ,-o I  managed to get around here two or tli s ee  times during tlie afternoon, and I found  that Mr. Belknap was laying low, too.  He staid in and about the hotel all clay,  and, I think, all the evening. At nignc  the tramp fellow began to show signs of  life, and I piped him close. Early in (he  evening, at diisk, in fact, he went o\er  the river and out toward Mapleton; on  the ,way he met Burrill coming to town,  and he faced about and stalked him back.  Burrill lounged about a good bit, and  then he went to the saloon you pointed  out to me; some fellows were waiting  there for him, and they got about a table  and carried tilings high, drinking every  five minutes. My man kept a close look  on the saloon, and seemed uneasy all the  time; once he went in, and drank two  beers, but ho did not venture near Burrill and his party. By and by, I think it  must have been ten o'clock or later, Burrill came out from the saloon alone; he  was very drunk, and staggered as he  walked away. He turned south, and my  man came out, as I supposed, to follow.  But, instead, he took  a   short cut to the  bridge and crossed over, hidmg himself  in the low hedge on the other side. Ho  staid there until almost morning, and  then he seemed to be disgusted, or discouraged, or both. I staid close by, and  tracked him back to his roost! Then I  ���������turned in to get a little rest myself. I  was out early, and looked first after my  man; he was out too, prowling about  uneasily. He went to the saloon, and  seemed inclined to loaf there a bit; so I  went to look ailer Mr. Belknap. He was  not visible, ant. so I lounged about, as it  was too wet to get out my wares. Well,  it was not long before my man came  out from old ' Forty Rods,' ancl started  out on the south rood, and I kept on behind him, and before we had gone far we  met a party of excited men, gathered  about the mayor's house, and learned  that a murder had been committed. . We  fell in with the crowd, and went out to  the place where tho body lay. It was an  empty lot, right next to Doctor Heath's  cottago; the body was down in an old  cellar, and had been hastily buried by  the murderers. They say it was Doctor  Heath's dog that first discovered tho  body."  Ho pauses, and waits for a comment,  but none comes; the gentleman stands  with hands behind hin'i, and head bent,  as if still listening. For a long' time, he  stands thus, and then takes a turn or  two about the room.  "Why, George," he says, at last. "I  don't see that you could have done better. It was no part of our plan to have  this murder happen, and it bids fair, to  make us some trouble that we had. hot  counted on. But we are used to that,  Geoige. So you think you might have  known who did the deed?"  "I might, sir, if I had followed Burrill; I felt all tho time that ho was the  man to watch."  "Oh!" with an odd smile; "your  stincts are on thc, alert. However,  did'right iu disregarding instinct,  obeying orders. Now then, be off sir,  until you have further notice, keep both  your eyes on Mr. Belknap. By , tho by,  when do they hold an inquest?"  "At three . o'clock,    sir;    they want to  have Mr. Lamotte thero."  ' . "Well! that's all, George; you had bet-  'tcr dispose of your traps for the day, and  look sharp after, Mr. Belknap."  "All right, sir;" and taking up his  tray, the little detective goes Out,, 'dropping back into his old impudent manner, as tho door closes behind him.  "So, Burrill has been killed," soliloquizes the portly gentleman seating him-  'solf before his cheery fire. ' '' Well, that  goes to show that we detectives don't  find out all the tangles. We aro lucky  dftencr than we arc shrewd. Now look, I  fancied I hail the game in my hands,, and  stepped into town this morning to throw  my crump and win, and now, my game  is blocked,' and a new one opens against  me." ' ���������  in-  you  and  and  CHAPTER  XXVIII.  All that long morning Clifford Heath  sab alone in his cosy parlor, and what  his thoughts were no observer, had there  been such, could have guessed. His features were grave, even stern,' but. .there'  was no apprehension,- no "expectancy, no  fear; nothing but calm gravity and inflexible haughtiness could be discerned  in the face that was sometimes bent over  a favorite book, sometimes submerged  in clouds of smoke from his big German  meerschaum, but that never once turned  toward the window that overlooked the  scene of the morning's discovery. All  day the sounds from thence penetrated  to his ear; all day men were coming.and  going, with much loud talk as they,  passed his doorway, and much bustle and  excitement. But Clifford Heath might  have been deaf and blind, so little in-  _i_rcst did he manifest: in the sights and  sounds that were attendant upon the  scene of John Burrill's11 low, rain-soaked  bed of death. -: ;  (TO BE CONTINUED.)  Tn-Tins: and I. eatlierirtsr.  In a German journal the origin of the  English and American practice of tarring  and feathering is traced to the , boister-^  ous Bishop of Halberstadt, who, being0  at war with the elector Palatine in 1633,  caused all the nuns and friars of two  monasteries to be turned into a large  hall naked, their bodies being oiled 4 and  pitched; and in this situation they were  obliged to tumble promiscuously among  a vast quantity of feathers, from beds  .tripped for the purpose, and thus decorated were turned out for tho amusement  of the multitude.���������Weekly Mercury.  Needs a Stronger Man.  Mr. Piper���������De Blank is so lazy he has  to'hire a valet to smoke for him.  Mrs. P.���������I shouldn't think he'd have to  pay a man for doing that.  Mr. Piper���������But he smokes cigarettes,  you see.���������Detroit .Free Press.  Where do tho swallows of England go  for tho winter? Some go to Rome, somo  to Nice ancl Monaco, some to Algiers and  somo to Egypt. A naturalist who tied bite  of red silk to swallows caught in England  identified one of the same birds in the  neighborhood of the pyramids.  Livnguage of tlie Postage Stamp.  A contemporary gives to a correspondent  what is alleged to be "the postage stamp  flirtation language." As a matter of fact,  the key to tho language should begin,  "Putting a stamp on an envelope anywhere excepting on the upper right hand  corner means 'I am a fool.' "���������Boston  Globe.  THE OLD YEAR.  Ring out, wild bei.s.co tha wild sky,  The flying clouds, Cue frosty light 1  The year is dying in the night.  Ring out wild bells and"Iet him die!  Ring out the old, ring.in the new I  Ring, happy bells, across the snow I  The year is going.  Let him go!  Ring out the false, ring in the true!  Ring out the grief that saps the mind  For those that here we see no more.  Ring out the feud, of rich and poor.  Ring in redress to all mankind.  ���������Alfred Tennyson.  NEW YEAR'S IN JAPAN  GREEN ARCHES DECORATE EVERY  PORTAL.  Unexpected Frankness.  Miss Quickstep���������What part of the town  are we driving through, Mr. Fibble?  Fweddy���������I haven't the least idea.  Miss Quickstep���������I was aware of that.  Still, I thought it possible you might  know what part of the town we are driving through.���������Chicago Tribune.  Speaking of the bright names in the  history of Prance, the Maid of Orleans  was a real Joan of Aro light.  The famous Unoas, Cooper's "last of  the Mohicans, " is bux-iedin the suburbs  of Norwich, Conn.  The Ship of Weal tli and Seven Gods ot  .Fortune and Happiness���������Japan's Tenns  and Santa Claus���������Old jVTan or T-onjjevity  ���������Quaint T.egends of Antiquity.  In Japan "the glad new year" is a  season of much ..festivity and innocent  mirth. Every portal is decorated, and  each object of which the decoration is  composed has a symbolic meaning. Tbe  usual form of the decoration is a green  arch. On the right is placed a small pine  tree with a reddish stem and on the left  one with a black stem. Fancy has attributed to the light one a fern inine hand and  to the dark one a masculine sex. . Also  this hardy tree symbolizes a stalwart age  that has withstood .the storms and strug-'  gles of existeuce. Close to the pines on  either side are sot graceful stems of bamboo, which,4" rising erect with sucession of  rings, forms a fit symbol of hale life and  fulness of years. . Tho distance between  the pines���������about six feet���������is spanned by  a grass rope sufficiently raised to. admit  of passage beneath it. This, according  to its symbolic purpose, debars,! all unclean and evil things from crossing the  threshold.  Among the decorations hung in the  arch is the iakara-bune, "the ship of  wealth," a miniature ship of twisted  straw, in which ar9 seated the seven gods  of fortune and happiness. The names and  functions of these seven gods of fortune  are worthy of attention. Fukurokuji,  the first figure which attracts notice, i's  an old man with a very tall head. He is  known.as the ancient star of tho south  pole, the luminary which presides ,over  human life and by its appearance an-"  nou'uees peace ,to the world.  Bishamon, the next figure, is the -heavenly protector of priests ancl the special  patron of all who wish to become expert  swordsmen, horsemen and scholars. He  is stands, armed cap-a-pie, grasping a  long spear in his right hand, whilein  his left ho holds a miniature pagoda  which contains the soul of tho devout.  Thoso who pray to him are told that "he  can ' grant them good fortune more  swiftly than the flight of an arrow from '  the bow."  Near to this oriental man is Benten,  the Venus of thc company, a comely woman, holding a stringed instrument of  music, the emblem of harmony. Actors  and people who make their living by  amusing the public look to her for attractiveness and ability to acquire wealth.  Hotei, the least dignified of the seven,  but the greatest favorite of the populace  at large, is supposed to have been a  priest, remembered for his portly form,  his love of children and for a large cloth  bag, which he always carried. He is the  Japanese Santa Claus; a merry old fellow whose heart retains a boyish freshness notwithstanding the wrinkles on his  brow, sharing with zest the sports,of  ohildren who take liberties with: him as  with a playmate and claim him as their  own. His bag, always full, may be put  to many . uses. It may be a bed upon  which he can rest his limbs at night, or  a receptacle for the thousand precious  things which he has gathered, or. a trap  for little boys and girls who are enticed  inside to see the marvelous things it is  supposed to contain, or the treasury from  whioh he dispenses gifts to all good ohil.  dren; for he is of keen discernment, with  eyes in the back of his head, and, able  to see round corners, he can easily distinguish good from the bad.  Ebisu, a short figure with a jovial  countenance, is the guardian of markets  and trades. He is the third son of Izan-  ami and Izanami no mikoto, the creators  of great Japan and the progenitors of  the mikado, but he reflects little credit  on his illustrious parentage, for he is a  ���������cripple. He is represented in pictures as  sitting by the sea on a rock, with a fishing rod in his hand., and a large red tail,  the turbotof the Japanese banquet, under his arm, and ou his head a cap worn  by persons of rank. .  Daikoku the god of wealth, is a short,  stout, well to do looking figure, standing  upon a pair of rice bales, holding a large  mallet in ono hand and with the other  gasping the mouth of a bag, filled with  wind, slung ovor his shoulder. He is  painted blue, the color of heaven, wears  a black cap, the crown.of which projects  forward over is brow, *_nd is attended by  a rat with which ho sometimes amuses  himself. The moral is, human nature is  prone to ambition, therefore a low figure  and humble attitude are most befitting  it. The bag slung over his shoulder  represents wealth, hard to be acquired;  like the wind, not easy to be controlled  and ready to escape, therefore to be held  fast. The cap coming well ovor the forehead prevents too high looks and keeps  the eyes intent upon the realities of life,  without which there can be no success.  The mallet is the symbol of labor by  which wealth is acquired, and the bales  of rice on which he stands show that he  is the patron of azriculfcural prosperity.  All classes of the people honor him, and  his image is in every house.  Jirojin, the seventh of these gods, is  the duplicate of Fukurokuju. He is represented as a   venerable   man of   dignified  bearing, clad in long robes of a bygone  time, bearing a fan and supporting his  footsteps by a   crooked staff from   which  .lose of her school days. She was present  .t an eviction, common enough in that  part of the country, but an unusual sight  do her An old man and his family were  driven from the hovel which they called  borne, and the exposure resulted in the  leath ol the man  Since that day Miss Gonne has been a  ���������hampion ot the Irish tenantry, and since  .".itf death of lier lather in 1886 she has de-  ���������'ot .���������<_ tier energies and a good part ot her  ort.uno to the cause She" has been espe-  uaiiy interested in the amnesty campaign.  Ac the time of the Parnell split she went  co France, where she started her newspaper L Ireland Libre, winch has interested  chousands of Frenchmen in the cause ol  :ree Ireland. Ca__KL__. Warxeb.  THE   BURGLAR'S   EXPERIENCE.  A. Man Wbo Picks Things Tells of a Time  When Ho   Did   Not.  Being a "trusty, " the man in the striped  clothes was permitted liberties not accorded,other prisoners, by reason of which.tho  reporter had an opportunity to talk with  him. '   y   ,'  "But of all the experiences I ever had,"  he said, after telling a story or two, "the  one that made me feci queerer than any  other was one that 1 ran in on unexpectedly ono,night while I was'engaged in investigating a house in tlie suburbs whioh  a servant had told me was dead easy if I  went at it right. It was about 1 o'clock  in the morning, and I was getting back  bo the city, owing to the fact that the job  was a failure, becauso the whole placo had  been lined up on the outside with iron  shutters, and 1 was cursing my luck and  the servant, when what should I see but  a finely dressed man coming along the  lonely sidewalk in a hurry. It struck me  he had missed his conveyance and was  living close enough to walk, iimi he was  just footing it home. I could .-__-. ,t di..-  mond glint in his shirt front as .ho liync  of the street lamp fell on him, and ho wore  a watch chain that looked like it might  have something handsome on it for 'a ticker He looked to bo about GO, and I  thought he wouldn't bo hard to handle,  so in a minuto 1 had made my mind up to  get some satisfaction for coming away out  there in the suburbs" and I dropped into  the shadow of tho high hedge and waited  for my friend to get into position. At the  proper time i stepped out in front of him  with my gun smack in his face.  '��������� 'Hold up your  hands,' says  I  in ther  usual style, though I was a little nervous,  not being used to that kind of work like'I  was to housework.  '��������� "I'm sorry 1 can't accommodate you,'  says'ho, as cool'as a cucumber,- and sticking up one, hand, 'but I'vo only got one; I  lost the other at1 Gettysburg.'  '"Well, that answer paralyzed me as  muclfas if '1 had been struck in the, back  of the neck with a solid shot, and for a  minute I couldn't do a thing but stand  there and look at him. ��������� You see, 1 had  been a soldier myself, and 1 couldn't go  up against, any talk like that, so I dropped  my gun and told him that I \vas sorry to  have disturbed him. not knowing he was  a soldier, for I'd been one myself, and if  he'd excuse me I'd skip out and say uo  moro about it. . He laughed a little and  said he guessed as we were both old soldiers we would just call it square, and then  I took to the road and ran faster than 1  did at tho first Bull Run fight. "���������Washington Star.  How It Originated.'  The scene is laid' on the banks of the  Euphrates shortly after the episode in the  Garden of Eden. The new world is still  fragrant with the flush of divinity, and  the nightingale, roused from her midnight  dreams, pours her melody through the exhilarating air.  Suddenly from a neighboring cave there  arose a clamor such as the newborn world  has never before heard.  All the beasts of the field and the forest  were roused and startled, and for a time  none had the courage to investigate the  cause of the outcry.  > Presently the lioness turned to her  spouse and asked him if he would not Investigate. At that time he was making  his record as the bravest of all animals.  So, of course, he could not refuse. Rising  from the bed of leaves, he stalked out  through the 'night and disappeared, and  still the dread cries resounded through the  vibrant air.  Presently the lion returned, and his  spouse, who was crouching terror stricken  in her lair, inquired what it was all about.  "Oh," said the lion, haughtily, "it .3  merely that couple of human beings. .They  are,raising Cain." c '  As everybody knows, Cain was the firstborn of the human family, and the phrase  as spoken by the lion that night has come  echoing down the ages, and as yet we always describe the worst noises by saying  that some one is raising Cain.���������New Vork  Journal.  The Meaning ot a Vote.  Government of tho people, for the people, by the people, is called democracy. A  republic which trusts in this tries to educate ail .the people so that the conscience  and intelligence of the averago man may  be equal to tho direction of the affairs of  the state That is, the decision is given  to tho majority of the voters.  It is not pretended by intelligent persons  that this 'majority necessarily knows better than any one man or auy small company of men what is the best policy.  But it must be granted by all that the  physical strength is with tho largest numbers A republic, therefore, is almost certain that all the people will obey the laws  which the majority of the voters have determined on. and that they will obey the  magistrates or officers whom the majority  of tlio people have chosen.  Under universal suffrage you may not  have tho wisest decision, but you do have,  and everybody knows you have, the safest  decision. It is safe, that is, from the  chances of rebellion by the minority.���������  Harper's Round Table.  ifU  TALKING TOURISTS.  TWO   DISTINGUISHED    FOREIGN   AGITATORS VISITING  AMERICA.  Hand Gonne , Comes to Tell tlie Old, Old  Story of Ireland's~Wronjcs, While Prine*  Krapotkine, the Famous' Russian Anarchist,  Explains His Peculiar Views.  Just now we are being favored by th������  presence of,'two distinguished agitator*  who have come across the ocean to enlist  our sympathies in two distinct movements,  both of. which are somewhat revolutionary. One of these visitors is Prince Krapot-'  .y  PRINCE K-{__POT__Il.E.  kine, a noted Russian anarchist, who finds '  England about the only safe place of resi-  dciiC-e hi .Kni-(44>c 'The other is the beau-  uiui,_t_.i__ iMiiua -tonne, popularly known  as ' the *��������� Irish Joan of. Arc," who . makes  Paris tho scene of her labors on behalf of  .downtrodden Ireland.  Of the two Prince Krapotkine is the  most picturesque, and his' history is the  most interesting A prince of Russia, a  descendant of a Russian house older than  Bven that of the Romanoffs, a distinguished  scientist and a man of high education and  refinement, he elects to espouse the cause  of anarchy in spite of the clilflculties, danger and suffering which this course has  brought him in the past. As a youth he  was a member ot a wealthy and aristocratic family in Moscow and begani his  career by devoting himsoll to scientific  study When quitea young man; he visited*  Siberia and there collected large stores of  geological and geographical information,  making a number ot scientific expeditions  into the interior He settled in St.: Petersburg, where he was made,secretary of the  Russian Geographical society ��������� He wrote  several scientific books, but had to finish  his principal work in prison. In 1872 he  visited Belgium and Switzerland ' and returned to Russia filled with enthusiasm  for the new socialistic movement He  allied himself with the revolutionary circle and undertook the dangerous-work of  propaganda among the laborers of the capital. He began to address audiences .in  secret, and as his fame as an orator spread  he began to receive attention from the police. At last he was forced to give up this"  sort of work, for spies were continually on  his track.  It was not long after this that Krapotkine was arrested on a charge of being  concerned in a conspiracy against the life  of the czar and was sentenced to life im-  prisonmnt. He was not sent- to Siberia,  but was confined in the fortress of Peter  and Paul in the Neva. He would have  been there yet had it not been that he was  transferred to the Nicholas hospital, from  which he made a daring and sensational  escape in 1876 The fugitive first sought  refuge in England, but a year later went  to Switzerland, where he joined the Jura  federation of the International Working-  men s association. Later he founded the  anarchistic paper La Revolte. This was  too much for the Swiss, and they expelled  him.  After that the prince traveled in various  countries of Europe, writing and lecturing  in denunciation of the Russian government.   In 1882 he was arrested in F ranoa.  It is estimated that about 250,000 canaries are raised every year in Germany.  The most important market is the United  States, which imports over 100,000 birds  per annum.  is suspended   a   manuscript roll.  A great authority on fish says that eveijr  tquara mile of the sea ie Inhabited by 180,-  ')-, 1 000,000 finny oroatlire*.  MISS MAUD GO_*"NE.  convicted of advocating the use of dynamite and was sentenced to five years' imprisonment. He was released, however, on  the appeal of a number of prominent scientists and literary men before having  served out his term.  Since 1886 Prince Krapotkine has lived  chiefly in England, but he has continued  to be just as active" an enemy to government as ever, and his writings are read  with interest by anarchists and socialist*,  all over the world  The object of Miss Maud Gonno's visit  is to raise funds for the ereotion of a monument to Theobald Wolfe Tone, the heroio  leader of the revolution of 1798.  Miss Gonne is a charming propagandist,  and it is not to be wondered at that she  has been so successful. She is a tall, beautiful young woman of 38. She does not  come from the peasant class, whose causa  she pleads so eloquently, but from the so  called Irish aristocracy. Her father was a  captain in the British army, and his fam-:  lly was a wealthy ono ln the north of Ire-!  land. Her conversion to the Irish cause  was due to a dramatic Incident whioh she  witnessed after returning tg> I������el_snd at thjttj  '   '.<   "l  41      .-  .  n    '   -* i    ������������������    .  ��������� * ' -. ' i  /      i    . ���������  '  ' .'  v  1 y~'  i ''.  '    .    ���������*  <-    '. ' T ���������.,.      i .f fit filTH.   ������     1\TT** W'v; ! The weather is good, and with   this wor.  1 lili      W il .-SlKL I      iSja W 15 j don^ we shall have additional  mail  ser  Cumbei land,   B  AH Of HALIfAL  C.  Issued   Every Tuesday  M. Whitney, Editor.  TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN   ADVANCE.  vice.  One Year  .-  ix Months   Single Copy   ������2 0')  1 _5  0 l.  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BOTH branches of Congress have passed a joint resolution  declaring  the Cubans ought to be free, directing the President to intervene >f neccessary with the  naval and military foices of the  nation,  and  declaring they have no  purpose of  conquest1.'    This   resolution   has  already  ' been signed by the Executive, and doubtless   been , promptly   communicated   to  Spain.-   Will  Spain yield?    If not���������and  perhaps not���������then ihe  next news will be  that of the clash of arms.    Provided with  a ms, Cuba alone can put 100,000 soldiers  in .he-field.    A revolt has  again  broken  out in the  Phillipir.e  Islands  and a portion of the American  navy is  at hand to  assist.  ' The war will be short. This time, the  long purse and the heaviest artillery are  on the side of humanity. The Spaniards  have generally been singularly unfortunate in naval battles. While brave, they  have not the steadiness, invention, and  naval genius to conquer on the sea.  It is said the American  commerce will  be swept from the ocean.    Not so.    It is  largely carried  how in British  bottoms,  ' and foreign  ships will be utilized  so far  as may be necessary. ,  Espimalt & I.anarma Bjr  porat  Capital paid up,11.500,000  Seme Fund.. 11.175.000  ���������:.::w  Eac  P  ice, Halifax*  S.  ___^.i__ji_i������M_saT������r������i _������  Ri__l**TCH:BS.  Antigoni_h, *&.. Bathurst; N.B.,   Bridge^  K.8^'j"',^^���������S. .  " ^^nU^^B.."^-.N.B.. Port Bawdry, N.& *���������  SO" stl" l'e N.B.; Shubaaaeadie. N.S.,'S, John,, Nnd./Sunnne^de, PAL, Sydney,  NS.', Tru.o,N.S.. Vancouver, B.C., Weyuioutl,, N.S., Woodstock, N.B.  BiMISBS    AOT    COB_.ESPO_.DENTS.     ,,.  ..,.--    .i',-....   p; lilS ��������� Credit  Lv.mr.ai_;   BEP.HUDA,���������Bank  I.ONDON,-Th^ saV ^^cxscO.-Ho^kong  ofB.rn.uda;   NS v7 YOJ^K,-Chas. JNat                  J-^    j    ^   Rl(,e   ^,1   L_ather   Bank;  and Shanghai Banking   OnrDorauon;     BO^TOa.    lS������ov _Kongkong  OHIOAGO.-Amcrican Exchange National Bank;   CHINA outt JA_*___., b  and Shanghai Banking Corporation.               '    Accounts received ou the mos . favorable terms.                               .  '       tCest allowed on Special Deposit, and on Savings Bank Accounts. ,  ' All business by mail will be promptly and carefully attended to.   W. A. SPENCER,  Manager Nanaimo Bkanch.  COMMENCING  TUESDAY   15th,   inst,  THE   STEAMER City   of   Nanaimo  WILL HUN AS  FOLLOWS:  W.D. OWEN, MASTER,  Cailing at Way Ports as Freight  $  __.___.  J-J    r./.MM/xw./r/M.-.      WIOW    _4-_-Hp_-_H-������" ()  and Passengers may offer:  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo  Tuesday 7' a.m.  ''    Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  ' ���������  ' Comox for Nanaimo,  .  ,    , Friday 8'a.m.  4 c    Nanaimo for Victoria, ',    ,     }  Saturday 7 a.m. -������������������'  FOR Freight ,or, Staterooms ap- ]'  ply on board,    or at th.e    GoLupany's 1  Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Store }  Street, "���������'���������  PRESTLEY'S  ��������� ?.*���������?>**���������*{_-���������'  Esquimalt & Nana.mo |  Railway Company.  NOTICE.  i  What about the assessment? A day  should be fixed by resolution as provided  by statute, for the return of the same lo  the council, so that the real estate reve,  nue can be realized before  the close.of  *> 1  the year.  THE Redistribution bill' barely touches  u.���������.aking off a strip from the west end  of the island and adjoining it to Cowichan. Cassiar gets a second member,  Vancouver a third member, arid Koote-  nay an additional member���������four, all en  the mainland.'  The dry weather is upon us, and steps  should be taken at once to take over the  fire department and  put it in good working order.  We have a good water system  but we must have hose-���������good linen hose.  We should have a report of the condition  O' the property and the,  financial  condition of the  department.    A fire  can't be  successfully  fought   with   worn  out   or  rotten hose.  There is some complaint because the  city lamps are not lighted. But the public should remember that it costs co'risid-  erab e for oil and attendance, and the  evenings will not be very dark until next  fall. We think the money will be more  urgently needed for othet purposes dur  ing the next five months. We must be  It will take  time to get every  TORONTO GIRLS, ETC  ( By Charles Evans. ) '  1)  After a last, look at the Old Pacific at  Vancouver, and crossing the vast plains  of Canada, and bidding farewell to the  happy Klondickers (a splendid lot of fellows) I landed in Toronto, where I saw  more beautiful girls in one evening's stroll  than.I had lor many years past. These  lovely young women are th.e best possession and dearest hope of Canada's future  greatness. They'are not "merely pretty  b'.it good-natured, good-tempered girls.  Klondike with its gold will not compare  with Toronto with her daughters.  The East seems to be made on a sm'ai  scale: the hills and trees   of Ontario wil  not compare with the grand firs4 and glui  ' ious mountains of the Pacific slope,    btil  the places cf our childhood are very dear  to thc heart, and despite  all  our  pretentions of  Briton   ruling   the World   am:  making his   home  anywhere,  I find  ok;  places have charms  of great power over  him.    When  in Toronto I found  an old  apple tree; and as I stood under its crooked   branches, a vision   came   before m\  eyes.    I sa,w this tree twenty-five  years  ago; and   in a  twilight  of a Septembe*  morning, I saw two   villianous rogues (1  was one of them)   searching   among   its  branches for the big red apples.    Then I  heard again the scolding voice of ihe old ,  Irish woman  as she   cussed and  chased  us away, making   no  impression   on our  wicked (?) hearts.    I remembered  where  I used to hide them in an  old box in the  shed, and invite my   friends 10 share the  spoils, ask no questions and hear no lies  Then I felt   a   choking   in my throat;  and the tears in my eyes  were not made  by the   cold  wind,   as   1   saw  the little  bare-footed fellows  making a raise,  and  thought of One   who   hung   on  a tree;  Ar. tr,eaBest goods manufactured in the world.  We have secured the agency   for these goods  Onlv made in   Black Velour   Cashmeres,  Black  ���������    ������tlohalrs, Black Brocade  Mohairs, Black and Blue  -        '       Sero-es  from   50 cents, to a  $1.00; also their -gauran-  ��������� - tfec1 Waterproof Cravenettes, in Black Navy, Dark  Green.  Send for samples ot our 6c Flanneliette, and Dress Merges at 25c,  ,in  twenty    Colors.  STEVENSON   &   CO.  How to Go^bwhento Go��������� What io Take���������  ���������   '   Where to Outfit'  FOR adv.ee on these all-import  niters, ami  for purchasing supplies_of best  cpalkvat  io^st  prices,  with .suitable  packing for the journey, go to the P.oneer  Outfitters of British Columbia.  <_..__.*    U "^     2     I .  ���������ERS, WHOLESALE   GROCERS, A*D MINERS' OUTFITTERS  TOO and 102 Powell Street Vancouver, B. O  ,    i        wi o, Vears experience in outfitting  miners and  surveying-parties.    The  Wh������,    V, mfon'a tion  cheerfully afforded.    Get  our  circular and   give  us  the  ml:...*l.        mfou..aUon <^ \ n it fl.ee of charge.    REMEMBER  aCklreP rS   PURCHASED IN CANADA ARE ADMITTED INTO THE  ^iDmH^^^     AMERICA GOODSMUST PAY DUTY  TO   PROSPECTORS,   Miners,   and  Holders of Mineral CL.irns on  unoccupied land within the Esquimalt & Nanaund,  Railway Company's  Land  Grant���������FOR/4  ONE.YEAR ONLY from the the date c/j  this  notice,  the   Railway  Company wii^r  sell their rights to all Minerals, (excepting^'  Coal and Iron) and the  Surface rights ok  Mineral Claims, at the  price of $5.00 pei's  acre.    Such sales   will De  subject  to al|i  other ��������� reservations  contained in - convey4-  ances   from the   Company   prior to  .hit*,  date.    One-half of the  purchase moneu  to be paid ten   days after   recording th|  Claim with the government,  and a duplJ*."  cate of the record to be filed in the Com  pany's Land Office, Victoria, on paymeif'  of the first   instalment.    The  balance c|.  the   purchase   money  to be paid in two  equal instalments, at the expiration of si  and ��������� twelve   months,   without    interes--  Present holders of Mineral Claims  wijj  have hot previously made other  arrangj;  ments with the   Company for   acquiri/j  Surface and Mineral rights,  are  here.*,  notified   to at once   make the ��������� first p&i  ment oh their  Claims, as otherwise tlw  will be deemed and treated as trespasser  Lkonard-H. Solly, '^  Victoria, B C. 1    Land Commission^  June 1,  1897-'J ���������-���������Vjf  Barber Shop  -  AND  ��������� ���������      e  ��������� ���������'    ���������  ___S3  I  Bathing \  Establishfiie^   $  O. H. Fechne^, |  _P2^0_E?_EfiI_E_,__nc|i  Igfl     >������__&>'      BO    ���������***! ���������  ~��������� ..���������. ...    SAVE MONEY BY   BUYING YOITB OUTFIT AT-  patient  thing in appie pie order,  besides nroney , ^.. ������ --^       ^-^ ,._._.  and the real estate revenue ,S  not y������   anio������B f . Father u.ho since  available.  We understand there is some dissatisfaction   among  the Club  boys at the ta  king over of the Recreation Grounds  by  the  city.    There, is  no   reason  for any  complaint.     The   grounds were   never  intended  for the  exclusive   use  of any  club or set, but  for the  people���������one and  all alike.   The  Club boys  cm make tht-  same   arrangements    with   the   council  they could formerly have   made with the  company.    The  Recreation   Grounds a-,  well   as   the   Park   Grounds     will    be  ���������'  managed for the public benefit  in which  all can share.  PUSH  THE BOAjD.  We are glad to see gravelling is being  done on the new road leading east.    We  hope repairs .vtll be pushed   along rapidly so as to make the road  between Cumberland and the .vharf reasonably   fit for  travel.    And if there   is   any reason why  ���������the money   having    been   voted���������tbe  work of completing the N-inainio-Coniox  trunk road should not be  pushed   vigorously at on<���������������������������_, we   would like to  know it.  We hope it will be done.   We can assure  th.e. gov_.r,me-.!t a^ent that such a course  will  give th_  greatest   satisfaction.    We  chafe under our isolation. Push the road.  show the kindness of a Father who since  that hour has fondly loved His poor little  tfce-.ves. - .C. Evans.  STOTB  CERTIFICATES of IMPROVEMENT  JULIE, JENNIE B. & STELLA MINERAL CLAIMS  Situate in Na_.ai_.io Mining Division of  Coast. District. ���������.Where Located���������Pnii.-  Lirs Arm -  TAKE NOTICE that I, W. A.Bauer,  Free-Minor's Certificate No. 91,067. intend,  ..ixty clays from the d.to hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Im-  l_ rovemsntd, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under aectiou 37, must be commenced before  the issue of 3ueh Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 26th day of January, 1S9S  ENID MINERAL CLAIM  Situate in the Nanaimo Mining Division  or Coast District Where Located���������  Phii_t_i:*s Ann  TAKE NOTICE that I. William A. Bauer,  Free Miner's Certificate No. 91,667, intend,  sixty clays from the date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Im-  prvernents, for the purpose of obtahiiug a  Crowrt Grant of the above claim.  Ancl further take notiee that action under  section 37, must he commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 2Cth day of January, 1S9S.  . ���������    "    ��������� _____  Tents  Sleds, Tobogans, Sleeping Bags, Whip-saws^ Gold Pans,  Gold .Scales, Shovels,' Picks, Axes, Etc.. Etc.       ....  ���������;   Also  the Celebrated  T -UIECOXT   T .ZET X-j i_ .S CO_P E  - ft/lade of Heavy Sheet Steel-  OS  C.  Write for Prices,  and Information.  ___________  JAMES   ABRAMSj  -Notary Public.  Agent for the Alliance J  Insurance Company of.,  .don   and   the   Plioenr^  Hartford..--.    ....��������� ������������������..-.U  >.:���������"���������'��������������������������������������������� 'm  Agent tor the Provincial f  Building and Loan Association ol Toronto..... ������������������-. ���������  Union, B.C.  VANCOUVER,  B. C,  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemai.  roctor.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening  3*_pworth   League meets   at the close  of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. VV. Hicks, pastor.  ST.   GEORGE'S   PRESBYTERIAN   I  CHURCH.���������Services at n. a.m. and ���������'  7 p.m.    Sunday   School   at  2:30.    Y. P.  S. C. E.   meets at  the  close   of evening  service.    Rev. W. C. Dodds, pastor.  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels' of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid  for  information   leading  to  conviction.  T.V.  E. Norris, Sec'y  NOTICE.  Driving through the new cemetery with  teatn.3 ia strictly forbidden.  By order. M. Whitney  Dec. 13, 1807. Sec'y pro tem  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Public  Office:��������� First      Street,     Union, B. C  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  Physician,    Sukgeon   and   Accoucheur.  Offices : Willard Block, Cumberland  COURTENAY HOUSE, COURTENAY.  Hours of Consultation:   Cumberland, 10 to  12 a. m. Tuesdays and Fridays.  Courtenay, 7 to 9  A. M. AND p. m.  ���������__S_������_____gM_-_-0--l  &   YOUNG.  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Cerner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street andDunamuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Union the 3rd Wednesday of  each month and remain ten days.  J".\Rj, MCLBCJ  General    Teaming       Po.jl  ���������Oil,   Etc.,   Hauled.    Wi  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK D||  I am agent  for  the  following U  .companies: ������������������-,���������,'  The Royal Insurance Company.;  The London and Lanca_hire.  Current Kates. ,  Can be seen afternoon s at corne  near The News.     , ^  ? THIRTY-SEVENTH-YEAR.    + jf -J  <>   ���������*���������   V'/ORLD-WiOE C5RCUL/4J  ���������. Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illus-' J{  '      i_i__l������^I'"lS___,l-l-.I_____li'_i^  l THREE DOLLARS PER YEAR. ?Oi.'  f -AMPLE COPIES FREE. >  \      MIHISG AND SCIESTIFIC PBEi; J  *> 220 Market St.,   San Francisiy  n__j_rf. n������i_ j iiT___n_rwi iiii������__i i_bi i ��������� -lim MI n m_���������  ���������M O N E Y  to loan upon il!  real estate. L. P. Eckstein.. | .11
fT I7ttiT0��T
M \hhmkl
T HP1	
OPTICAL SPECIALIST.
Vancouver, -B.C.
Arcade Building,
(Don't wear other people's glasses.       .
IrSJcSr'SSF errors
"Or deficiencies can only be
���nUroveied .nd remedied by a
The ,ough and careiul examination
aV he hands of an experienced
'Specialist. W1LZ1NSKI never fail-
' _- |mT-_���__r._r__i-_.
^TlAsT? D5TBTITTJTS SDSETIBG.
BBpmait SiJBiBiifimo fiy.
Time   Table   No.   31,
To take effect at 7 a.m.  on Saturday  Mar.
26th 1897.    Trains run on Paci&c
Standard time.
GOING NORTH-READ down.
  Sat.&
| Daily. 1 Sund'y
GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .
LIVERY
Single and Double Rigs "to let
���at
.'H.7
Stom3'TtaTO*   LilV-Py.-.-   I   Beasasa.le__TicBS
_ 1 r ��� ���������- ~���  1 . > .'i      Al.   _'.__       0____J
A supplementary    __.eet-g < �� t_^   ^       -
Farmer,'  Institute   was held   in the  Ay
cultural Hai, Courtly- th.  e--^
T���ay the 7th   April     ^^
occupied   th.   oha.r  au. 1    . �� ^
troduotoo remarks Mr. LM. it��  .     ,
upo,   to   .....l M-avor -a   --G^pc.^
which Will ap.pear in tne Nkw..  ��? ��*�� "^
Mr J. A. Halliday' iu leadi.-g  in   the du
fuLion referred to the ��"*"*"���� ���
Victoria and   Nauai.no,   both of  which he
said were a failure.    He did  not   know the
Bam        ,     .   ,,��� -���..e 0f Victoria the man-
reason why. in the ca-e or v i
agomenr. waa both   able   and hones      Mr
^undell said he was informed  tha    he^a
_(.-...,   _.n_ a failure in   vio
son why co-operation   was <*��� -
���n_M.   m   the P�����>   aw ��sk8d t0  pt��
.*^__tt^--��*r^'
_���7wi.h a !_-. -hare-holder of *��X*�����
' he had been requested to renew -��>
.tore a. it m the intention to reor_a__e.
Mr. Ora.ford,��aid he had lived in a oo-op
' erative community and it needed much ak.il
"rP^^dtheaeoretoisnoce^y
in buying at first cost, not in  2d, 3d, or ��
cosV and in   selling for cas!,     doing away
with the possibility of bad debts.
J?m^?JZZ?ZZ
Mr. wUr. -P����<> -"^ te ,**** ."!_S
not le��..-n the amount oonen.no.1.    We  ����� ?
now almost all we raised _��d had to ^
tridc, and if we were to co-operate wh,
couldn't we take cash ? .
CI,f, Cairns, said that   he had   received-
reyiy as to  thc   capacity   and   oo��t   of *"
A No 4 evaporator  coat ��loO,
evaporaior.    A JNO. �� e^_
��� ai_d   had a capacity   of    pounds in 24
' hours.    He said he could  keep an   affaircu
nou -��� .       , .       if      A.fr   Palmer sai',1, .
that kind going hunse-f.    ^- r*��flB   >f
-that there was money i-Y*9��**<���
Mv. Palmer gave  an address  on    Sj.ay
inB �����   He said what he would say would b.
J^e in the direction of   ���P^to^e
tion than a long address.    He  -P^-. ^
necessity of understanding the  proper mix
^fors.-raying with at different  seasons
of the year, and for   different pests.    Mix-
tare, good at one sea.on of the year, if naea
a   aether might feed  the  insect  wnich it
^intended to destroy.    H. reconniunaed
,       Zuseoflime,and   also of   wood as J,     a.
. Mutt of ^eat value not only as  fertilisers.
��� bu      as    P-t    destroyers.    The    address
" th ouglou'was instructive and interesting
Mr  Mundell in leading in discuss- said
^     " hews Horry Mr. Salmond was  not pre.en
^^professional   in that   hue   and
waB to take the lead in discussion.    He had
but had found that thc   firs- and   most un
r::tm^^^^--
Tn    time he had used the Bordeau mixtur
and he believed   they    got fat   on it.    Hu.
TZs were also a good   deal troubled   wi.
;5��    He believed lime to bo gooa
S^hisand   thought .the   farmers   mg,
co-operate and bring a scow load from lex-
^The president then said that Mr. Palmer
was ready to answer questions put to him.
^SSellthen stated that las, year h��
gooseberries end currants wcje^
iured by worms, and asked M. ��� -Palmer if
le could give them any information as to a
cure!   Mr. Palmer said that this was some-
Lg in which  spraying was of  no bend-
Tnelormgerminacedfromau^^^^
cd by ally about the middle of M y. A
good plan was at this time ot the > ear to
remove some of the surface son from around
the bushes, apply Hme or wood a.ho..
Mr.PhiUips   asked   if cherry trees were
.elf fertile.    Mr. Palmer repl.odnouie kinds
. were, especially   the sour cherry.    &> a*d
The Cherrv tree   required   mora   pavtuuiUi
^etha;   any other fruit tree, and it was   ,
che:rv is a native ot  -A_w.     -Jr-
"^at with him the bark spU^^
and he had given up   trying   to R.��w oh..
ril number of other   question,  relative to
.  'fmifc   cro-wiT.fi   were  put, and
to successfu. fruit   grow    ��� M
patiently and intelligently answered h, Mr.
PtLhment3   were   served   during   the
evening    afterwards  votes of thanks   were
ndered' to the   speaker,    ^
pxofitable meeting was brought to a close.
Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and    A.M. 1 p.m..
Wcllhiif-Ott ').00   |    4.00
Ar. Nanaimo  ���-       1*2.20 1   7 ui
Ar. Wellington       12.45 |     .35
GOING  SOUTH���kead up.
"" '��� j     A M   |    1. M
i Daily, i Sat.. &
Sund'y.
Ar. Victoria I    12.07 1   8.00
Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria. ..   |   8.4G - |    _..��
Ly, Wclangton for Victoria   j   8.25    |   4 25
For rates and information apply   at Com-
pfiny's ofiices,
A. DUNS?.'] Ullt, JOSEPH HUNTER. ;
Prcsidenc. Gen'l Supt
M.K. PRIOR,    '
den. .���r_i��h��� aud Passenctcr Ap;t
BLACK  DIAMOND
Comos "Koat), manaimo, ��. C.
Fuit trees   of   all   descriptions.
Ornamental   trees. Shrubs, and
"���Roses;
P.O. BOX 190  XXXXXXXXXXX
HUTCHERSON & PERRY.
NOTICE
In the Supreme Court of British Columbia
In the matter  of  the  Estate  of Richard
Thus T  Anderton, deceesed, intestate.
AU P-sons  indebted  to' or b.vinf   any
Si particulars rf ^ c=  t   the^
S^SI^o-eVeJT/day of May 1S93
' L. P. Eckstein,
Solicitor for the Administrator.
Plumbing and general
Sheetiron work
PROMPTLY    CONE
X.2TAgent for the
��� Celebrated Gurney
Souvenir Stoves and
_���r- Ranges	
Manufacturer of the
New Air-tight^heaters.
"gopdon Murdock,
I Third St.        Union, B.C.
6
_��
I am prepared to
furnlsti Styiisii Rigs
and do Teaming
At reasonable pates.
D. Kilpatriel.,
Union,B.C.   ,
x    also    x
Horseshoing and
GENERAL
Blacksmithing-
Near  Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St;
OUMi-iiiii-'-i-i**''-,     B.   C.
���VsTA-is? rre.
in all its branches,
and Wagons neatly Rep airecl-���4*n��*��02S_si__
GOTO.
Fred  Kimple
The only   Pirst   Class   Tonsorial
Artist in the City.
When you may -wish an easy shave
As good as bavbers over gave,
JUSL call at my Shaving Parlor
At morn, eve, or busy noon
I cut and dress the hair -with grace
To suit the contour ol the face.
Tho room is neat and towels clean
Scissors sharp and razors keen,
And everything I think you'll find
To suit the taste and please the mind:
I1 And all that art and skill can do,
1�� you just call I'll do for you.
FRED KIMPEL.
Cut in ��� T"Wo.
_
Attention is directed to the advertisement
of   the   Vancouver   World.    Th.t journal
owing to the fact  that it now  possesses the
latest and most approved appliances for producing its several   editions���daily and twice
a week  issues���announces a reduction in its
subscription     terms,      which,     practically
amounts to a out in two, on  previou. rates.
Thc World hoinu; an .up-to date   newspaper'
is   ah.ay.   oul_rp.i..ii4g   and the step   now-
taken cum**4-", fail to   make it an acceptable- ,
purveyor of _<r.w. aud welcome visitor to its
uumeiou.. pa.ruu*4..   The type from which ���'
is print_d i. -ret by machinery���theie   being
four Linotype  machines in  operation in tin
composing room.    The   printing   press is a
web on-, .liming   out   complete copit s at a
rate of 150 a minute or 9000 copies per hour
from stereotyped  plates and  off a large roll
of news priut paper.   This is the only newspaper printed outside   of   Toronto,   in the
west, on a press of its construction and with
such rapidity.    It is a sight well worth seeing and  when in   Vancouver   make it your
business to give   The   World   office a call.
All will be welcome and  the whole process
will be   fully   explained.    Iiead the advertisement.
Rioted P. Iallis.
Notch Hill Ranch,
Nanoose Bay, B. C.
Breeder of thoroughbred . and high
class white Plymouth Rocks, Black.
LANGSHANGS. Over 170, prizes won
in the last five years. At Vancouver's
recent Show, out of an entry of 28
birds 26 secured prizes.
1  gaurantee   10    birds   to  the  hatch.
Infertile ^ggs   replaced. , Eggs   $2.00
per setting of 15
Mental Trees
Shrubs, Roses, Greenhouse and
Bedding l*lants,-Uut Floweis,n_GO
TO���
J. P.   Davis.
' " VOTSBS   LIST.
THE qualifications,are as follows:
"British   subjects,    male,   uventy-ov.
years of age, twelve months  residence.!'
the province, and in the electoral distric
in which lie claims to vote for two month-
of that  period  immediate.*,   previous  t<
sending in his claim to vote.    The appli
cation forms can be  obtained  from  th.
collector of voter j for'each district, eithei
personally   or by mail, and.returned   to
the collector filled in, either personally 01
by mail, and two months after the collector has received the   application   forms,
which he posts in his office for that period
the names, if no objections have   been
filed, are transferred to  the voters regis
ter.     Where   the    voter   is   registered
elsewhere,   and   desires to   transfer  hi?
name from the voters register in ahother
district in this province to this, he should
notify the collector  (either personally or
by letter) in the district where he formerly resided to  remove his name from the
list, and   apply (on   the regular .form) to
the collector in this district where he now
resides and has  resided for 'two months,
to be   placed on   the   voters' list of this
district, may, ol course, be made immediately   after 0notification to   be   removed
from the  old has  bean , made or mailed,
the act  expressly   stating  that  proof of
having written and sen*" such notification
shall be sufficient.    A penalty of $50' will
be incurred by any one who  shall apply
to be  put   on   one   list   without   giving
notice to be removed from another where
he may he registered."
If one does not wish to lose his vote, he
1 * '
should attend to this matter at once, as
application must be made two months
before election, and there may be an
early election, probably in three months!
Call on Mr. Anderson at Court House
for forms.
AGENTS
"Klondike (3-old,Field," a large, cheap,
��� >-lnahle book,   selling   like   a , whirlwind.
"*> autifv 1    prospectus twenty    five    cents.
. ���.��>��� on time.
'BBADELY GARRETSON ..COMPANY, .
Limited, Toronto.
AGF.3STTS WANTED'
'���Woman:   Maiden, Wife, and Mother
i. book which every woman will buy is    11
-lost read v.    Special preface bv Lady Ab r-
'.ovi. L   reduction by Miss Frances E V il- "
' i.rd.      An   encyclopaedia   on   the   won an,
ric .ion-     Potraits , of   a   hundred   noted
w 'men,   an '   numerous other illu.traticna.
A snap for either men or women canvas-ers*
'rospectus, ��1 OO.
THE LINSCOTT COMPANY,     .   ' '
Toronto.    <
AGENTS
"The best life  of Her Majesty I have
en,"  writes Lord   Lome   about   "Queen'
Victoria."    Agpnts n-ake five dollars  daily.
BRADLEY-GARRETSON COMPANY,
Limited, Toronto.
WANTED!
A few good men for canvassing on yearly;.'
' THE LINSCOTT COMPANY    '.
Totronto .
AGENTS
"Glimpses of the Unseen." Fascinating .'.
cbook.    Sweeps the entire field of borderland ,
subjects.    Every dody    orders.    Marvellous
illustrations.    Prospectus ��1.00. .   ,.
BRADELY-GARRETSON   COMPANY,
Limited, Toronto. i1 '
 ���_ . ���__.___������.���-. ��� - "       ������-! ���_-_..��� . ���     ���       ._������. l���f        ^
Society     Cards
I     O     O.    F."' .
Union Lodge, No. 11, meets e *ery
Friday night at 8 o'clock.. Visiting breth
ren cordially invited to attend.
F, A.,Anley, R. S.
Cumberland, B. C.
g^p Ornamental  Designs a Specialty
Cumberland Lodge,
A. F. & A. M,    B,C, R.
Union, B. C.
Lodge meets   first   Friday   in   each
month:    Visiting brethren- are cordially.
invited to attend. ,   t
R. Lawrence, Sec.   , ��� ,
Hiram Lo-^Tno 14 A.F .&A.M.,B.C.R
Courtenay B. C.
Lod^e meets on every Saturday on or
beforeUie full of the moon ���
vSting Brothers   cordially requested
to attend. r_ g> McConnell)
Secretary.
^ ����% ^
C   _*+.*"   _t_-.\*v_Vl *H* _4V"'".*-r* Q_v__S_.
"Births, Deaths,   and Marriages
���Registration Act."
Notices   of   Births    By
Nurses.
The Registrar GeiiBi-a1 desires to draw the
.it .on .ion o' the public, aud those more im-
ui-dia.ely..concerned, to the duty imposed
upon monthly'nurs-s- by the neiv section 10
of the 'jBirths, Deaths, and Marriages Regulation Ac.," of giving notice of every
birth to the District Registrar; and al.*o to
point t out that such notice by the nurses-
docs not alter the father's duty of registering the birth within GO days as heretofore.
Under section 10, every nurse present at
the birth of a child is bound under a penalty
of ��*_5 and upwards, to s.twi to the. Di-.n* t
Registrar of Birth., etc., fo,- Mie Di..;. i.,t-
within ten   days   after   the birth,   a uoti.<
stating���
1���Date of Birth;
2���Place'of Birth;
3���Sex of Child;
4���Name, adlress and occupa. ion of thc
lather, and signed by the nurso
' Then,'with;!! sixty day. after the birth
the fathf-r, or if ho be incapable, or ab_e:c
the mother must register thc birth in th<
Dislrict   Regi. ry,    under a panalty   of ��2
and upwards.
Form of notice for nurses and for registra
tion by parents, will bo supplied gratis uuc
by post to all peisons who will apply toi
th_ same to tho District Registrar.
W.'B. ANDERSON
District Registrar.
���>���  wmi���iiiiWiii wiiwi iiiiwiium ii��i������.-minimm-iiTi mrr Tivur. in  -".v-tb._**_V-".-i.
SUBSCRIBE   TO   THE   NEWS,
SUBSCSIPTION   A YEAR $$$$?$$$
NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that application
will be made to the Legislative Assembly of
the Province  of British  Columbia,   at its
present session, for an Act to incorporate a
Company with power  to  construct    equip,
operate by any kind or kinds of motive pow-
er  and maintain either a standard or narrow
gauge railway for the purpose of conveying
passengers and freight, including all kind,
of merchandise, from a point on Iutama _n-
lefc Coast District by the   most direct and
feasible route to a point at or near Haze  ou
on the Skeena River, Cassiar District, British  Columbia,   with power to construct e-
M,up, opera.�� and maintain branch lino, an",
iii necessary roads, bridges, way., feme-,
wharves,  dock and coal hunker,;, aud wUh
power to build,   own,   equip,   operate  ana
Uitain telegraph.and telephone  lines  iu
.���n,ection with said radway and branches,
bid to carry on a general express business,
and to buiid and operate all kind* of plan
for the purple of supplyiug light,  heat, e
lectricity or any kind of motive power; and
wiih power to expropiaie Ian,, for Uk  pur  .
u0Ses of the Comoany, and to acquire land,,
��pavilegesoriOther,ia.fr^>
(W.verum.n., ruuoioipala^ or other ^r�� ..
rrbodioHOOvporateiandtou.aUou.^
���,.,.,. arrango-mmt4- .with radway, rtfl-v.nboU
coiner compare.; and with power to !nn.,
Cr^dA. be u.ed in .hu co._Btrue_.o-.
���f Tuch raiUuy, aud in adva.ee of tne .amo.
., f0 ,evy and collect tol.s from all parfc.c
win.', and oa all freight pa.slug over any .������
b       l-hui'b bV thc Compauv, wlietlv
*�� yH Ir JL th. cn.tr.tion of th
"->"'v-and svith all other- u.ual, uece.sa-
���***il',va>'-a,��.- .J,, co-uiuoivw to the af- nment
^he'above objects or any of sh��.,i;
UaUl ^ th- ci^y ofV;ctoria the 14th da.
of Fobruar.. A. D. ^^j,^ & :DUFF.
Sioicitors ��1 r Applcauts. ^
.-^.^���^_..._��^^��>-''-^-''-^"'-"-'"44j"*'''**1J**���"-^
^DTToTknow that we can print  you just
^ S'lleJ te^Bear in mind, we
GOY'T AGENT Assessor and Collector.���W. B. Andi'kson, Office, Union,
residence, Comox.
STIPENDIAHY MAGISTRATE
and Coroner.r���James Abrams, Union.
nd uoru''4-'-4^"-'"-��� ttxtt^vt
TTiSTIOBS    of the  Peace.-UNioN,
J^bTf . ft  w   E    Walker, and  H.  P.
A. McKmght, \"\ .  V.       &       ������     w       and
COMOX DIRECTORY.
H. C. L-iJCAS, Proprietor, COMOX
' BAKERY, Comox, B. C.
COURTENAY
Directory.
OOURTENAY HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mc-
CalUtm, Proprietor. ��� ^
3IVEBSIDB  HOTEL,   J. J.   -3��*��*"
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(CONTINUED.)
"Don't ask for   reasons,   don't; promise, promise, promise!"   ,
She was   growing   excited,   and   Constance hastened to say:���
"You art* laboring  under   some   delu-
���sion, dear child; Frank   has  not   offered
him'self to me."
".But he will! he -will! and I   tell you,
Constance, it would be.giving yourself to
a fate like mine,   and   worse.       Thc La-
motfces have not done   with  disgrace yet,
nnd ic shall not fall on you; promise me,
Con."
"I promise,  Sybil."
���'You    promise;" she   arose   from her
chair and came 'close to Constance; "you
promise,"   sho   said,      slowly,      ''never,
never to marry Francis Lamotte?"
"I .swear if,.'"
A coarse laugh, a smothered oath; they
both turn swiftly, and there, in the
doorway, .smelling of tobacco ancl "brandy,
and shaking with coarse laughter, is
John Burrill, <-i;id beside4 bim',' with
clenched hands,, swollen temples, drawn,,
whit.' lips. stands Francis Lamotte.
Stand-4! No. lie reels, he clings to thc
door-frame for support; his enemy is
upon him.
Sybil draws herself erect; the red blood
flames to her face:   the   fire   darts    from
; her eyes; she   lifts    one slender arm and
points at the   reeling   figure; then there
! rings   out   a   burst   of    mad,    mocking
| laughter.
} "Ha! ha! ha! Fivrnk Lamotte, I have
' settled my account with you."
j; Then turning swiftly upon Burrill,
: and with even fiercer fury she shrieks:���
"Out, out. out of my sight! I am almost done with you, too. Go back to
' your wine   and   your   wallowing   in the
gutter; your days are numbered."
(      The awful look upon her   face, the dc-
' fiaut hatred   in   her   voice,   tho   sudden
strength and firmness of her  whole boarding,    Constance shuddered   at and never
'forgot, Frank Lamotte,   making   a mon-
. strous effort for   self-control,   gasped, let
go his hold on thc door frame,   lifted his
i hand to'   his   temples,    and   came   a few
, steps into   the   room.    Outside,    on   the
j'stairway, was the rustle of woman's gar-
! meats, the light fall   of   swift   feet.    In
| other moment Mrs. Lamotte, followed by
j -Mrs. Aliston, .enters   the   room,   pushing
' past the gaping   and   astonished   Burrill
with    scant"    ceremony.      Then,    Sybil's
strength deserts her as   John'Burrill, re-
| called to a sense of his  own   importance,
| advances, and   seems   about,  to   address
j hei*.    She utters a.cry of   abhorrence and
terror, and. throwing out   her   hands   to
.ward off his approach, reels,  falls, and is
'caught in the supportiung   arms of Con-
, stance and Mrs. Lamotte.
.  ' While they   are   applying   restoratives,
i Frank sees thc propriety of   withdrawing
) from the scone, but   no   such motives of
, delicacy or decency ever find lodgment in
the brain of John   Burrill,   and   leering
I with tipsy gravity, he presses close to the
, bedside  and   poisons   the   air   with   his
reeking breath.    Constance   flushes with
anger,  and   glances   at    Mrs.    Lamotte.
That lady looks up uneasily,   and   seems
to hesitate, and then    Mrs.    Aliston rises
to the occasion, and covers   herself   with
glory.
Looking blandly up into the man's
, face, she lays one fat),* gloved hand upon
' his arm, and says, in a low, confidential
| tone:���    ,
;,     "Conic this way one   moment,    sir,    if
I you please,"'   and   she   fairly   leads   thc
'���'! wondering and unsuspecting victim from
[.the room.    A. second later he is standing
| [in, the passage, the chamber door is   shut
('swiftly and locked securely.  John Burrill
ihas been led out'like   a   lamb,   and   the
'jifat and smiling strategist comes   back to
jjthe bedside.
.]', "I suppose he thought I: would tell
j! him a-secret when I got him outside,"
[she laughs, softly.
Y Whatever he thought he kept to him-
;!self. After uttering a few curses he went
.below, "returned to his pipe and his
I bowl," and waited the dinner hour.
[ "I shall send for Doctor Heath," said
ij'Mx-s."Lamotte, as she bent above her
'| daughter, who had slowly returned, to
| consciousness, but lay . passive, seeming
��� not to see. or know the friends who stood
j about her. "Sybil does not'know us; I
|feel alarmed."
���! Mrs. Aliston nodded sagaciously. "He
jean not come too soon," she said; then
jto Constance, with a, mingling of woman-
��� |]y tact and genuine . kindliness, "my
; child, you had better drive home soon.
ill' Mrs. Ln motto wishes, or will permit,
[I will stay to-night.     It   will    Via   better,
��� believe me. Mrs. Lamotte, than to share
ui watch wirh any servant; and I am a
���jgood .nurse."
So it is arranged that she shall stay,
j and Constance proposes to return alone to
; Wardour.
yet you have sanctioned the fraud. Who
has blighted Sybil's life, you may know,
but it is not Evan."
"Constance do you mean���"
"I mean all that I say. Let me pass,
Frank."
"Not yet. Constance, Constance! had
you never any love for me? Is there no
shadow of hope?" ,
"At first," said Constance, coldly, "I
liked you as Sybil's brother; later, I tolerated you; now you are teaching me to
despise you. Long ago I told you that
only yourself could injure yourself in my
eyes. There might have been a reason,
an excuse even, for allowing poor Evan,
who has willingly assumed the position,
to become the family scape-goat. There
is none for your unbrotherly and false
accusation. Whatever his faults may be,
poor Evan is unselfish, and lie truly loves
his sister."
"Is this your answer?"
"What do you expect? do you want my
assurance that my promise   to  Sybil was
made in good faith, and that I intend
to keep it? If so, you have it." She went
swiftly past him, with the last words on
her lips. ��� And again Frank Lamotte was
the prey of his enemy; like a drunken
man, he reeled back into the parlor,
gnashing his teeth, cursing his fate, half
mad and wiiolly desperate.
Menwhile, above stairs, John Burrill
was rehearsing to Evan, after his drunken
fashion, tho recqnt scene in Sybil's
room, not even omitting his own expulsion by wily Mrs. Aliston. As lie repeated, with wonderful accuracy, considering
his condition, the wild words uttered by
Sybil, his listener sat very erect, with
.wild staring eyes, and lips' hold tightly
together, his teeth'almost biting through
them; with burning eyes, and quivering
frame, and a strange fear' at   his ��� heart.
Having finished his narrative, Burrill
arose:���
"I'm to meet some fellows at Forty's,"
he said, thickly. "I'll stop with them
a couple of hours, or three, maybe; after
that���" and he winked significantly.
"After that," repeated Evan, and
winked in return.
An hour later Evan, pale and shivering, knocked softly at Sybil's door; Mrs.
Lamotte appeared.
"How is Sybil,  mother?"
"Quiet, but not rational.  DoctorHoath
has just gone,
you look!"
"I feel .badly,
night, mother.'
Evan,   why!   how badly
I'm going to bed; good
.! A.s she goes, down stairs to her ear-
iriage, from out the.shadow of the drawing ivxmi comes Fr.itik La motto, still
��� very haggard, and trembling with excite-
'ment siipprc. s'-'d.
!     "Constance!
one moment, pleas'..
She pauses before
whispers,    hoarsely,
him,    very pale and
'i.
j still.
;'   '-Constance," speaking with an   effort,
��� "J���went up there, Loping to keep Burrill from intruding; lie was too quick
ifor me, and���-..nd I heard Sybil's last
|words���and yours.''
j     No answer from the pale listener.
;     "My sister asked you to refuse me.
il right?"
"You heard. "
"And you promised?"
,     "I promised."
"Constance, Sybil is   half   mad.
surely were only humorint
,so replying."
"Sybil is half mad.
that you know why."
"We ail know why.
herself for an ingrate;
'us all with a monster,
who is not worth saving."
"Frank Lamotte, stop; I cannot listen
��� to this; for, let me tell you that I know
���this charge against Evan Lamotte to be
ifalse, and I know that you know it: and
Am
You
her  whim in
begin   to think
She has sacrificed
she has saddled
to  save a brother
CHAPTER XXV.
At ten o'clock that night, business was
running lively at the low ceiled, dingy.
. riverside saloon, that was most popular
with the factory men, the colliers, the
drovers, and thc promiscuous roughs of
W���, and that bears the dignified title
of "Old Forty Rods."
Thc saloon is well patronized to-night.
At the upper end, nearest the door, "Old
Forty," in person, is passing liquors
across the bar, and bawling orders to a
nimble assisstant, while every now and
then he addresses a coarse jest to some
of thc numerous loafers about the bar,
mingling them strangely with his. orders,
and his calling of the drinks, as he
passes them across the rail.
"Here's your beer, Lupin; Jack, half
a dozen brandies for Mr. Burrill's party;
Little, you a,re out on thc brown horse���
rum and water? Yes. sir, yes."
"Burrill's beastly high to-night," said
a factory hand, setting down his beer
glass nnd wiping his mouth; "and the
boys freeze to him since ho handles old
Lamotte's rocks."
"Of course, of course. Burrill don't
forget old friends; Jack, bring thc rum
flask; they've been here ji plum hour,
them chaps, sir; 'ere's your punch, mister, and they keep the stuff runnin'
down their throats, now I can tell you.
Burrill foots the bill, of course; and they
can do anything with that big chap
when the wines get the upper hands of
him. I'll be sworn, they're up to mischief to-night, for I see Rooney and B ob
Giles, they delight in getting Burrill into
scrapes, are drinking light, and plying
him heavy," and "Forty" turned about
to draw a glass of beer for a low-browed;
roughly-dressed man who had just entered, and who was in fact, none other
than the tramp who had feasted by the
roadside, on the day before, and whom
Mr. Belknap had called Roake.
Roake drank his beer, and lounged,
over the bar for a short time, then called
for a second glass, and after drinking it,
went quietly out.
At the lower end of the long saloon,
several tables are scattered, and gathered
about one of these we. see the party
spoken of as "Mr. Burrill's."
Five men are grouped about the small
table, and among these, John Burrill is
conspicuous for being much 1 letter dressed,
.much louder in his laughter, and viler
in his jests, and much drunker than are
the other four.
Since his change of fortune, these men
ha vi.4 made capital of his weakness, and
his purse has supplied their thirst, in
return for which lie has been fawned
upon, ami flattered, during the earlier
stages of.his intoxication, and. made a
tool and a jest later,.
"I nuis' go home," articulated Burrill,
md    consulting   a    showy
"Folks's    sick    er  home;
take   er    nothcr   drink,
queried     Rooney,
at   the others.
drawing forth
gold repeater,
inns' be   good
boys?"
"Folks   sick,    eh;
winking behind his hand
"wife, .1 'spose?"
'���Yes, wife I.'spose; wife 'n: brother-in-
law, both sick; take er nother���"
"All right, okl pard; but don't let a
little sickness call you off so early; just
let Heath take care of them; you're fond
of Heath,  too."'
"Curse Heath!" roared out John Burl-ill; "what do you mean, I say, Roo-
Roo-ney?"
"Burrill,'' said Bob Giles,setting down
his glass and speaking in a low, confidential tone; ���'what's this power you have
over Heath? Don't y.u know he's afraid
of you?"
"He���he zer 'j'raid er me! an' so he
better be���him un���"
"And yet there are two or three of the
fellows that say you are the one that's
afraid.''
'' Me afraid! I���John Bur���11.    f-fraid.
Boys, look, en I'll jus' tell you a s-secret.
If I jus' opened my mouth, I could run
that f-fellow out of the country; fact!"
and he nodded sagaciously again and
again.
"Then there ain't no truth in that
story that you are the one that's afraid,
and that you wouldn't dare go to Heath's
office, riot even if you wanted a  doctor?"
"T-truth? By gad, sir, show me the
man that says so; show 'im to me! By
heavens, sir, I wouldn't be f-fraid to rout
him up the d-darkest night that ever
blew, sir."
"Of course not, we don't doubt that,
but���there's them do. I'll tell you what
it is, Burrill, the thing would be settled
if you would just walk up to the doctor's
cottage, tell him you are sick somewhere,
and bring, away' a ' prescription; that
would settle it.''
A murmur of approval went round the
tabic. Not a man was there among them
who would not rejoice inwardly at the
discomfiture of thc arrogant, would-be
aristocrat, who,' while he was less than
their equal in many things, had risen
above them in fortune. He had readied
that period of drunkenness, and it took a
vast quantity of stout liquor to bring him
up to it, whore his voice began to grow
hoarse, his ready tongue to trip, his
brain to be most completely muddled,
and his legs to be most .unreliable instruments of locomotion. Tho men about
the table nodded and winked to each
other, under his xory nose.
"Egg him on. Rooney," whispered
Giles, "let's have thc fun out.", And
they did.
Ere long, John Burrill, staggering
under   the   additional   cargo   of   drinks
imbibed as toasts to the undertaking,
and again, ns draughts of defiance to the
enemy who would dare question , his
courage, buttoned his coat about him,
and, boasting, cursing, and swaggering,
reeled out into the night. Out into the
night that swallowed him up forever.
"Let's follow him. said one of thc
plotter's, starting up as the door closed
behind him.
But this proposition met with no
favor. The night was very dark, and tho
wind blowing in fierce gusts; the saloon
was warm dnd inviting, and their victim
had ordered their grog, until he should
return.
"Let's drink tho good liquor he has
paid for," said Rooney. with a wink,
"then we will let some more of the boys
into the secret, and start' out in a gang
and gather him up. "Heath will kick him
out sure enough, and if we follow too
close we might be discovered. Not by
Burrill but by the doctor. We will bring
Burrill hack hero and two more drinks
will make him tell the whole story."
They did not agree with Rooney on all
points of his argument; but they had
played a coarse, practical joke upon a
man who sometimes "took on airs" and
vaunted himself as their patron; he who
had been'only their equal once. It was
only a. joke, a Avitless, mirthless, coarse
saloon joke/ and they drank on and grew
hilarious, never dreaming that they had
sent one man to his grave, and another
to the foot of the scaffold.
As John Burrill came forth from , the
saloon and turned his face toward Doctor
Heath's cottage, a lithe form emerged
from amidst the darkness and paused for
a moment just outside the saloon door,
seeming to hesitate.
"He's goin' home, in course," muttered the man. "I'll jest light out and
come in ahead." And ho plunged down
a by street and went swiftly over the
bridge; but not alone.
A second dark form had been lurking
in thc vicinity of "Old Forty's" the form
of a boy, who glided through the dark,
at the heels of the other, like a spirit.
"He is going wrong," thought this
shadow, discontentedly. "Somehow I'm
sure of it; I'm shadowing the. wrong
party; but���-I'm oheying instructions."
And pursued and pursuer, crossed the
bridge and turned their steps toward
Mapleton. <-
Meantime, John Burrill, reeling, singing snatches of low songs, and stopping
sometimes to rest and assure himself that
all tne landmarks are there, pursues his
-way toward Doctor Heath's cottage.
It is situated on the   outskirts   of   the
town; the   way is long, the night   dark, j
the wind boisterous, and the way lonely.
It is after ten o'clock.
.  Later���nearly two hours.  Liter,   Frank
Lamotte, driven by his demon of unrest,
is pacing his room,    feverish   and   fierce,
when his door opens softly, a -white, haggard face looks in, a hoarse   voice   articulates, ������.'.-���..
,   "Frank, for God's sake, for, your   own
sake, come with mc quick!"
Frank Lamotte turns swiftly, angrily.
He is about to speak, when something
catches his eye. fixes it in horror, arid
causes him to gasp out, pointing with
one shaking finger.
"Ah-h-h! what is that?"
"It is the  Family    Honor!" came   the
hissing   answer.  "Come. I tell you."
And like a man iu a nightmare, Frank
Lamotte obovs.
Heath makes free with the flowers in
their season, and even swings his hammock there among the old trees, that outnumber his own, and have' outstripped
them, too, in years and growth.
Opposite the doctor's cottage stands a
handsome dwelling, far back among the
trees. It is the home of Lawyer O'Meara
and his wife; and thc two are the doctor's
firm friends.
Beyond the O'Meara dwelling and on
the same side of the street, stretches a
row of cottages, built and owned by Mr.
O'Meara. These are occupied by some
thrifty mechanics, and one or two of the
best of the mill workers. They arc neat,
new, tasteful, and well cared for by their
tenants.
Clifford Heath awake a little later than
usual, this dismal, gray morning; he
had returned from his second visit to
Sybil Burrill at a lato hour; and after
sitting beside his fire,pondering long over
many things, had retired, to sleep
soundly, and to wake lato. What first
I'ouses him is a knocking upon his door,
a regular 'tattoo, beaten by; his housekeeper, grown impatient over coffee too
long browed, and muffins too brown.
I-le makes his toilet after a leisurely
fashion, smiling a'little at thc vociferous
barking of his dog, Prince.
The dog is always confined in the
stable at night, where he is a safe companion and sure protection to the doctor's fine horse; and now, it, being past
the time when he is usually liberated, ho
is making his wrongs heard, and there
will be no more repose or quiet until
Prince is set free.
"Poor fellow," calls his master, as he
swings open the stable door. "Poor
Prince! Good, old boy! Como now, and
you shall have.a splendid breakfast to
compensate for my neglect."-
The dog- bounds out, a splendid bull
dog, strong, fierce, and white as milk.
I-Ie fawns" upon his master, leaps about
him, barks joyfully, and thon-> follows
obediently, to ,tlie kitchen. The dog provided for, Doctor Heath goes in out of
the ' rain, shaking the water from his
coat, and tossing it aside iu favor of a
dry one; and then ho applies himself to
his own breakfast.
The warmth and comfort within ��� aro
intensified by tho dreariness without.
Xvlrs. Gray has lighted a fire in the grate,
and he turns toward it, sipping his coffee
-Cisurely, enjoying the warmth all the
more because of an occasional glance out
of the window.
Two men pass���two of the
his   neighbors,    who,    dismayed   by   the
storm, have   turned   back   toward  their
homes.
"Poor devils!"' mutters the doctor,
sympathetically; "they don't fancy laying brick and mixing mortar in weather
like this; and one of them has no overcoat; I must keep that in mind, and supply him, if ho will accept one., from out
my store."
He stirs the fire briskly, takes another
sip from his half emptied cup,   and   goes
down, and the   man who   has   thus   far
stood sentinel follows suit.  Then the four
, approach .the mound   once   more.    For a
moment they regard each other   silently,
then one of the masons says:���
"If we had a spade."
"Not yet," breaks in Lawyer 'OMeara.
"Let's make sure   that   we   have   found'
something before we cause any   alarm to ���
be given.    Get   some   boards; we do not
want a spade."
The boards are found easily, and they
look to O'Meara again, . all but Clifford
Heath, who stands near the mound gazing downward as if~~fascinated. While
O'Meara speaks he stoops swiftly, and
then carries his hand to his pocket.
"Let's remove the���upper portion of
whatever this is," says the lawyer nervously, "and work carefully. This looks
like���"
"It looks like murder," says Clifford
Heath, quietly. "Pull away the dirt carefully, men."
They are all strong-nerved, courageous
men; yet they are all very pale,'- as they
bend   to their task.
- A few moments, and Mr. O'Meara
utters a sharp exclamation, drops, his
board, and draws back. They have unearthed a shoulder, an arm, a clenched
hand.
A moment more, and Clifford Heath,
too, withdraws,from his task, thc cold
sweat standing thick upon his temples.
They are uncoyering a head, a, head that
is shrouded with something white.
To Mr. O'Meara, to Clifford Heath,
the moment is one of intense unmixed
'horror. To the men who still bend to
their work, the horror has its mixture of
curiosity. Whose is the face they are
about to look upon?
Instinctively tlie two more refined'men
draw* farther back, instinctively tho
others bend, closer.
Swiftly they work. The last bit of
earth is removed from the face; carefully
they draw away a largo white handkerchief, then utter a cry of horror.
"Mv God!" cries one, "-it is John Burrill."'
cottagers���
off in a reverie.    Presently
the sound of a dog'
CHAPTER XXVI.
The   morning   of   *fne   following
breaks gray and di.-7i.al.    The   wind
been blowing all the night   through,
stair
dav
has
and
wherever a tree stair s, there the fallen
leaves lie, thick and rain-soaked; for it
is raining, drizzling weather and above,
below, and around, all is gray, and dull,
and dreary.
Dr. Heath's cottage stands aloof from
all other dwellings quite by itself, for the
houses stand wide apart in this suburban
portion of the town, and he has selected
the pretty place because of its quiet
beauty, and comparative isolation. He
has neighbors within sight, within hearing, too, should he choose to be vociferous; but the houses about him all stand
within their own pleasant grounds. His
nearest neighbor, on the one hand, has
placed a fine ore liard between them, and
on tho other hand, he has no neighbor at
all; there is a vacant lot, well planted
and pleasantly ruinous to see. A fine
dwelling had once occupied the site, but
fire had destroyed it, and the gaping
cellar, a pile of burnt bricks, and some
charred debris, are all that remain. In
summer the place is one tangled growth
of roses and flowering shrubs, and Doctor
thero comes
i uog s angry barking, and
soon mingled with the canine cries, the
voices of men calling to one another,
crying for aid. But so pleasant is his
meditation, and so deep, that their
sounds do not rouse, him; they reach his
ears, 'tis true; he has a vague sense of
disagreeable sounds, but they do not
break his reverie.
Something else does, however, a brisk
hammering on the street .door, and a
loud, high pitched voice, calling:���
"Heath! Heath, I say!"
He starts up, shakes himself and his
ideas, together, and goes to face the intruder upon his meditations. It is his
neighbor across the way.
"Heath, have you lost your ears or
your senses?" he cries, impatiently;
'' what the devil has your dog found,
that has set these fellows in such a panic?
Something's wrong; they want ..you.; to
come and control the dog."
1' Heath! Heath!" comes from the ad-
joining vacant lot; "come, for God's
sake, quick!"
In another moment,' Clifford Heath has
seized his hat; and, followed by his
neighbor, is out in the yard.
"Come this way, O'Meara," he says,
quickly; "that is if you can leap the
fence, it's not high," and he strides
through his own grounds, scales the intervening palings, and in a few seconds
is on the scene. .,
On the scene! At the edge of the old
cellar, one of the men recently denominated, "poor devils,",*��>y the musing doctor, is gesticulating violently,.'andurging
him forward with lips that are pale with
terror.
Down in the old cellar, the second
man, paler still than the first, is making
futile efforts to draw the dog away from
something, at which he is -clawing and
tearing, barking furiously all the time.
Something lies under a heaped us mass
of leaves, grass, and freshly turned earth;
something from which the fierce beast is
tearing away the covering with rapid
movements. As he leaps down into the
cellar, Clifford Heath sees what it is that
has so terrified the two men. From
under tho leaves and earth, Prince has
brought to light a human foot and leg!
Instantly he springs forward, his hand
upon the dog's collar, his face pale as
ashes.
"Prince!" he cries; "Prince! come
away,  sir."
The dog crouches, quails for a moment, then utters a low growl, and tries
to shake himself free; for thc first time,
he refuses to obey his master.
But it is his master; there is a short,
sharp struggle, and then the brute
co .vers, whining at his feet.
"Wait!" he says, imperiously to the
men, and then, speaking a stern word of
command, he strides away, followed by
the conquered and trembling brute.
It is the work of a moment to chain
him fast; and then Clifford Heath goes
swiftly back to the men, who stand very
much as he left them.
"Can this be some trick?" Mr.
O'Meara is saying, peering down from
the edge of the cellar wall at the mound
of earth and tho protruding leg.
"There is no trick here," replies
Clifford Heath, once more springing
down into the cellar. "My dog would
not be deceived. Come down here,
O'Meara.; this thing must be unearthed."
Mr. O'Meara lowers himself   carefully
CHAPTER XXVII.
It is John Burrill!
Lying there, half buried still, with
clenched hands and features distorted. It
is John Burrill, dead.
Clifford Heath utters a sharp exclamation. He starts forward suddenly, and
looks, not upon the dead face, but
straight at the white thing that is still
held in the hand of one of the masons.
Then he snatches it from (he man fiercely, looks at it again and more .closely,
and lets it'fall from' his grasp. For a
moment all is black to his vision;1- and
over his face a ghastly pallor creeps.
Slowly, slowly, he lifts his hand to his ���
forehead, rests it there for a moment,
and scorns   making   an   effort
Then lie   drops   his   hand; ho
to think,
lifts   his'
head; lie draws himself erect.
"O'Meara,"     he     says,      in   a   voioe
strangely hollow and unfamiliar, and
pointing to the fallen handkerchief.
"Look at that. I am going home; when
you want me you will find me there."
And without having so much as glanced
at the dead face so near" him, he goes
slowly towards his cottage, holding his
head proudly erect still.
Mr. O'Meara turns away from the
corpse, and gazes for a moment after tbe
retreating form of his friend; then he
picks up the handkerchief; it is of softest
linen, and across one corner he reads
the embroidered name of Clifford Heath.
For a moment he stands with tho telltale thing held loosely in his hand, and
then he bends down, spreads it once
more over the dead face, and turns to
the .men.
"This body must not be disturbed further," he says, authoritatively. "One of
you go at once and notify Soames, and
then Corliss. Fortunately, Soames lives
quite near. Don't bring a gang here.
Let's conduct this business decently and
in order. Do you go, Bartlettj" addressing the younger of the two men. "We
will stay here until the mayor comes."
And Lawyer O'Meara buttons his coat
tightly about him and draws closer to
the cellar wall, the better to protect himself from the-drip,, drip, of the rain.
"It is a horrible thing, sir," ventured
the mechanic, drawing further away
from the ghastly thing Outlined, and
made more horrible, by the wet, white
covering. "It's a fearful deed for somebody, and���it looks as if the right man
wasn't far away; we all know how he
and Burrill were���"
"Hold your tongue, man," snapped
O'Meara, testily, "keep 'what wc all
know' until you are called on to testify.
I have something to think-about."
And he does think, long and earnestly,
regardless of the ra' ; regardless alike of
the restless living companion aud of the
silent dead.
By and by, they come, the mayor, the
officers, the curious gazers; the rain is
nothing to them iu a case like this;
there is much running to and fro; there
are all the scenes and incident attendant
upon a firsst-class horror. A messenger
is dispatched, in hr e, to Mapleton, and,
in the wind aud rain, the drama moves
on.
The messenger to Mapleton rides in
hot haste; he finds none, but the servants
astir in that stately house; to them he
breaks tlie news, and then waits while
they rouse Frank Lamotte; for Jasper
Lamotte has not returned from the city.
After a time he comCs down, pale and
troubled of countenance; he can scarcely
credit the news he hears; he is terribly
shocked, speechless with the horror of
the story told him.
By and by, he recovers his composure,
in a measure; he goes .to his mother's
room, and tells her the horrible news;
he orders the servants to be careful what ���
they say. in his sister's presence, and not
to approach Evan's room; then he tells
the coachman to meet Mr. Lamotte, who
will come on the no-u express, with the
carriage. After wl.'ch, he swallows a
glass of brandy; ar--., without waiting
for breakfast, "mount", his horse and gallops madly townward.
Meantime, the fast express is steaming toward W���, hearing among its human freight, Mr. Jasper Lamotte; and
never has W��� seen upon his usually
serene face   such a look as it now wears.
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Ayer's Cherry  Pectoral saved its life."���������C. J. W ooldrige, Worthen, Texas.  f s Cherry Pectoral.  .������������������������������������  mtMHHHmmmmvtmw  GOD AMID THE CORAL  REV.  DR. TALM\GE  ON THE SCULP-  .      .    .     TURE OF THE DEEP- 23  Picking Up a Coral, lie Says He -feels Like  Crying Out, "T-xere Is a God, and I  Adore Him !''-Comfort for tlie Faitlif*-.  Christian Workers.  Oopyrighted 1SS.7  by American  elation. '  Press Asso-  Washington, Dec. 26.���������This pictures-  ������H_e discourse oC Dr. Talmage leads his  bearers and readers through- unwonted  regions of contemplation and is full of  ��������� practical gospel; text, Job xsviii, 18,  **"l.o mention shall be made of coral."  "Why do yon say that, inspired dramatist? When you wanted-to set-forth the  superior value of our religion, you tossed  aside the onyx, which is used' for  making exquisite cameos, and the sapphire, sky blue, and topaz of rhombic  prism, and the ruby of frozen blood, and  here you say that tho coral, which'is a  miracle of shape and a transport of color  to those who have studied it, is not  -worthy of 'mention in comparison with.  our holy religion. "No mention shall be'  made of coral." At St. .Tohnsbury, Yt.,  in a museum built by tho chief citizen,  as I examined a specimen on the shelf,  I first realized what a holy of holies God  cam build and has built' in tlie temple of  one piece of coral, f do not wonder that  Ernst Heckel, Che great scientist, .while  in Ceylon, was so entranced with the  specimens which some Cingalese divers  had brought, up for his inspection that  he himself plunged iuto the sea and  ���������went clear under the waves at the risk of  his life, again ancl again and again, that  he might know more of tho coral, the  beauty of which he indicates cannot even  be guessed by those who hare only seen  it above water, and after th* polyps,  which are its sculptors and architects,  have died and the chief glories of these  submarine flowers have expired. Job in  my text did not niean to depreciate this  dvrine sculpture in the coral reefs along  the sea coasGs. ..'.-..''..;.:  No   one   can afford, to depreciate these  white   palaces   of   the   deep, built under  God's   direction.    He   never   changes hia  plans for the building   of the islands and  shores,   and;  for uncounted thousands of'  years   the   coral   gardens   and   the coral  castles   and   the coral battlements- go on  and up.  I charge you that you will please  God  and   please yourself   if   you will go  into tha minute examination of the coraLs  ���������.___���������__. -foundations, their pinnacles, their  aisles,   their   pillars,;  their   curves, their  cleavages; their reticulation, their grouping���������families   of thein,   towns   of  them, j  cities   of   them   and, continents of them.'.]  Indeed you cannot appreciate   the  moan- j  ing   of   my text   unless you know something of the   coral���������labyrinthian, stellar, |  ,  columnar, floral, dented like shields from  battle, spotted like leopards, embroidered  like lace, hung like   upholstery���������-twilight  '  and auroras    and    sunbursts   of   beauty!  From deep crimson to milk white are its  colors.    "You   may find this   work of God  through the animalcules SO fathoms down.  or   amid   the   breakers,   where    the   sea  dashes the wildest and beats   the mightiest and   bellows the loudest.     Those   sea  creatures are very busy.    Now they build  islands in the center of the Pacific ocean.  Now they   lift   barriers   around tho continent.    Indian ocean, Red sea  and-coast,  of Zanzibar have specimens   of   their infinitesimal but sublime masonry.    At tho  recession   of   the   tides you may in some  places see the top   of   their Alpine elevations, while   elsewhere   nothing   bub the  deep sea soundings from the decks of tho  Challenger,   the     Porcupine      and     the  Lightning of   the   British expedition can  announce    them.       The   ancient   Gauls  -Employed the coral to adorn their helmet_-  and the hilts of swords.    In   many lands  it has been used as amulets.    The Algerian reefs in one year (1873) had   at work  amid   the   coral   311   vossels,  with 3,150  sailors, yielding   in profit ������565,000.    But  the secular and worldly value of the coral  is   nothing   as   compared with the moral  and religious, as   when,  in my text, .'Job  employs it in comparison. I do not know  how   any   one   can   examine a coral the  'size of the thumb   nail  without bethinking himself of God and   worshiping him,  and  feeling   the   opposite   of   the   great  infidel   surgeon   lecturing to the medical  students in the   dissecting   room   upon a  human   eye   which   he held in his hand,  showing its wonders of   architecture and  adaptation, -when the idea  of God flashed  upon   him so powerfully   he cried oue to  the students, "Gentlemen, there is a God,  but   I   hate him!" Picking up a coral, 1  feel like crying out, '' There is a God, and 1  I adore him.*'  God and the __eautiful.  Nothing so impresses me with the fact  that   our   God   loves   the beautiful.  The  most beautiful   coral of the world   never  comes to human observation.  Sunrises and  sunsets   he   haugs up for nations to look  at; he   may   green   tho  grass aud round  the   dew     into     pearl     and set   on   fire  autumnal foliage to please   mortal sight,  but   those   thousands   of .miles of coral  achievement I think he has had built for  his   own   delight.    Ln   those  galleries he  alone can walk.  The music of those keys,  played' ou by tho lingers of the   wave, he  only   can hear.    The   snow of that white  and , thc bloom of that   crimson he alone  can seo. Having garnitured this world to  please the "human race and  lifted a glorious heaven to please   the   angelic intelligence,   1   am   glad that he   has   planted  these garden:4 of the deep   to  please himself.    But   here   and   there   God   allows  specimens   of   submarine    glory   to     be  brought, up and set before us- for sublime  contemplation. While I speak these great  nations   of   zoophytes,   meandrinas,  and  madrepores,   with    tentacles for trowel,  are building just such coral as we find in  our   text.    The   diamond   may be   more  rare, the crystal may   be more sparkling,  the chrysoprase may be  more ablaze, but  the coral  is thc   long,   deep,   everlasting  blush of the sea. Yet Job, who understood  all kinds of precious stones, declares that  the   beauty   and'  value   of, the coral are  nothing compared with our holy religion,  and ho   picks up this coraline   formation  and looks at it and flings   it   aside   with  nil tlie other beautiful things he hits ever  .'heard   of    and    cries   out ' in   ecstacy oi  admiration   for tho   superior qualities of  our religion, *'No mention shall be made  of coral."  Take   my   hand   and   we   will   walk  through this bower   of   the   sea   while I  ���������how you that even, exquisite coral is not  worthy   of   lioing   compared    with     the  i-i.iuor   jewels of   a   Christian soul.    The  first thing that strikes  me in looking   ai  , ____> -oral is its loug coat-cued accumulation.    It is not   uurued up like Cotopaxl,  but is an pu.but.ihg and  an   outbranch-  ing of ages.    In Polynesia there are reef������  hundreds   of feet deep   and  .1,6.9   miles  ���������long. Who built these reefs, these islands?  ��������� The   zoophytes,   the    corallines.   ' They  were   not   such   workers   who   built the  pyramids   as   were   these   masons, these  creatures of the .sea. What small creations  amounting   to   what   vast   aggregation!;  Who   can estimate the ages between   the  time when     the    madrepores    laid the  'foundations   of   the islands and the,time  when the madrepores put on the capstone  of   a completed work?   It puzzles all the  scientists   to   guess   through '.. how many  years   the   coralline's   were   building the  Sandwich   and ��������� Society   islands   and the  Marshall and'Gilbert groups.    But. more  slowly   and. wonderfully-' accumulative is  grace in the heart.   You   sometimes   get  discouraged   because   the   upbuilding by  the   soul   does   noc   go on more rapidly.  J  Why,    you have.all   eternity  to build in.  The little annoyances of life are zoophyte  builders,   and   there will be   small layer  on top of small layer   and fossilized grief  on the top of fossilized grief.    Grace does  not   go   up   rapidly   in your   soul, but,  blessed be God, it goes up.  Ten thousand  million   ages   will   not   finish you.   You  will never   be   finished.    On forever! Up  forever!    Out   of   the   sea of earthly disquietude will gradually rise the reefs, the  island.., the   continents;,   the   hemisnhers  of   grandeur    and    glory.    Men talk as  though in this life,  wo   only had time to  build.    But what we build in this life as  compared   with   what   we shall build in  tho   next   life   is. a.-*   a   striped shell to  Australia.    You   go   into-an  architect's  study   and there you seo   the sketch of a  temple the cornerstone   of which has not  yet been laid.    Oh, chat I could   have an  architectural sketch of   what you will be  after   eternity   has   wrought   upon you!  What pillars of strength!   What altars of  Bupernal worship! What pinnacles thrusting their glittering   spikes   into the   sun  that   never   sets!    You    do not scold the  corallines because'they   cannot   build an  island   in   a   day-  Why should you scold  yourself because   you   cannot complete a  temple   of   holiness for the   heart in this ,  short   lifetime?    You    tell me we do not  amount to much now, but   try us after a  thousand million ages of halleluiah.    Let  us   hear   the   angels   chant for a million  centuries.    Give us an. eternity with God  and   then   see   if   we   do not amount to  something.  More slowly and marvelously  accumulative   is   thc   grace   in   the soul  than   anything   I    can   think   o__    "No  j__e__t_on shall be made of coral.''  The Virtue of Patience.  I_ard, help us to learn that which most  of us are deficient in���������patience! If thou  canst take, through the sea anemones,  millions of years to build one bank of  coral, ought we not to be willing to do  work through ten years or 60 years .-. iti_r  thorough    Christian  a   picture.  ont oompiatnt, without restlessness, without rh^fl-ngr 0f spirit? Patience with the  erring; patience that we cannot have the  "millennium, in a few weeks; patience  with assault of antagonists; patience at  what seems a slow fulfillment of Bible  promises; patience with physical ailments; patience under delays of Providence; grand, glorious, all enduring, all  conquering patience! Patience like that  which my -.lately ascended friend, Dr.  Abel Steyens, describes when writing of  one of Wesley's preaphers, John Nelson,  Who, when a man had him put in prison  by false charges and being for a long  time tormented by his enemy, said,  "The Lord lifted up a standard when the  anger was, coming on like a flood, else I  should have wrung" his neck to the  ground and set my foot upon it." Patience like that of Pericles, the Athenian  statesman, who, when a man pursued  him to his own door, hurling at him  epithets and arriving there when it had  become dark, sen. his servant with a  torch to light his enemy hack to his  home, Patience like that eulogized by the  Spanish proverb when it says, "1 have  lost the rings, but here are the fingers  still." Patience! Thc sweetest sugar for  the sourest cup; the balanco wheel for all  mental and moral machinery; the foot  that treads into placidity stormiest lake;  the bridle for otherwise rash tongues;  the sublime silence that conquers the  boisterous and blatant. . Patience like  that of the most illustrious example of  all tho ages���������Jesus Christ; patient under  betrayal: patient under tho treatment of  Pilate's oyer and terminer; patient  under the expectoration of his assailants;  patient under flagellation; patient under  the charging spears of the Roman cavalry; patient unto death. Under all  exasperations employ it. Whatever comes  stand it. Hold on, wait, bear up.  .Cliiistian Hope.  Take my hand  again, and   we will go  a   little   farther   into this   garden of the  sea, and we shall iind   that in proportion-  as the climate is hot the coral in wealthy.  Draw two   isothermal lines at 00 degrees'  north and south oL" thc   equator, aud you  find the favorite.home of the coral. ��������� Go to  the   hottest   part of the- Pacific   seas and  you   find 'the   finest   specimens of coral.  Coral   is   a   child of thc fire.    But   more  wonderfully   do   the   heats   and   fires of  troublo   bring   out   the   'jewels    of .the  Christian soul.  Those are not the stalwart  men who are asleep on tho shaded   lawn,  but those   who   are   pounding   amid the  furnaces.    I   do   not   know  of any other  way   of   getting   a   thoroug  character.   "1   will   show you  Here are a father aud a another   30 on 35  years   of   age, their family around them.  It   is     Sabbath   morning.     They     have  prayers.    They   hear   tho children's catechism.    They   have prayers   every day of  the week.    They   aro in humble   circumstances.    But, after awhile   tho wheel of  fortune   turns up   aud   the man gets his  $20,000. Now ho has   prayers'on Sabbath  and   every   day   of ,.he week, but he lias,  dropped   the   catechism.    The   wheel of,  fortune turns   tip again, and   he gets his  $S0,0O0.    Now ho has prayers on Sabbath  morning   alone.   The   wheel   of   fortune  keeps   turning up, and   he has $200,000,  and   now   he   has   prayers   on   Sabbath  , morning when he   feels  like it and there  is   no   company.    The   wheel   of fortune  keeps   on     turning   up,   and he   has his  $300,000 and no prayers at all.   Four leaf  clover in a pasture field is not so   rare as  family   prayers in   the  houses  of people  who bare more than $300,000.    But now  " Bho   wheel of "fort-mo   turns   down, and  the man loses $300,000   out   of the $300,-  OO0.    Now on Sabbath morning   he. is on  a stepladder looking   for   a   Bible under  the old newspapers on the   bookcase.-  He  is going to have prayers.    His affairs are  more   and   more   complicated,   and after  awhile   crash   goes   his last dollar.   Now  he   has   prayers every   morning   and   he  hears his grandchildren say the catechism.  Prosperity   took   him   away   from God;  adversity   drove him back   to God.    Hot  climate to make the coral; hot and scalding trouble to make  -the   jewels of grace  in the soul.   We all hate   trouble and yet  it   does   a   great deal for   us.    You have  heard perhaps of that painter who wished  to get   an expression oil great distress for  his canvas and who had   his servant lash  a man fast and put him to great torture,  and   tben   the artist caught the look   on  the victim's face an*   Immediately trans- ;  ferred it to the can*nu_    Then   he, said to  the servant,   "Mor������ torture,"  aud.under ;  more torture there w*s   a more thorough ;  expression   of pain, and   the artist said: '  '' Stop there. Wait till I catch that express- ,  sion.    There!   Now   1   have it upon   the  canvas.    Let loose ths yictira.    I. have  a  work that will last ftnwver.''   '..Oh," you  say,   "he was an inlMnnan painter!';'    No  doubt about it.    Trouble  is cruel and inhuman, but he is a great .painter and out  of ' our : tears and blood on his1 palette he  makes colors that never.die.    Oh, that it  might be a picture __t Christian fortitude,  of shining hope! .  On   the   day   I *otm liceaacd to preach  tlie   gospel   an   old Christian man   took  my hand and said,   "My   son, when you  get in a tight corner on   Saturday night,  without any sermon.,   send for me, and I  will preach for yon." Well, it was a great  encouragement   to be backed  up by such  a good old minister, and   it was not long  before I got into a tight corner on Saturday night,   without   any  sermon, and   I  sent, for the   old minister,   and   he came  and preached, and it was the last sermon  he   ever    preached.     All     the     tears   I  cried     at      his      funeral       could      not  express   my     affection    for     that   man,  who was willing to help me out of a tight  corner.    Ah,   my   friends,    that   is whan  we all want���������somebody to help us out of  a   tight   corner.   Yoa   are   in   one now.  How   do   I   know   it?     I   am   used   to  judging   of   human  countenances, and I  see   beyond   the   smile   and   beyond  thc  courageous   look   with   which   you   hide  your   feelings   from   others.   I know you  are in a tight corner. What to do?   Do as  I did when I sent for   old Dr. Scott.    Do  better than I did���������send for the Lord God  of I-taniei,   and   of   Joshua, and of every  O-bea- man who   got   into a tight corner.  "Oh," says some one,   "why cannot God  develop me through  prosperity instead of  through adversity?"    I   will answer your  question   by   asking   another.   Why does  not God dye our northern and   temperate  sea* with coral*   Y&s. _������y, "The water is  not hot enough."' There! In answering  my question you have answered your  owru Hot climates for richest specimens  of coral; hot trouble for the jewels of the  souh The coral fishers going out from  Torre del Greece never brought ashore  such fine specimens as are brought out of  the scalding surge., of -misfortune. I  look down into the tropical.sea, and there  is, something that looks like blood, and  I say, "Has there been a great battle  down there?" Seeming blood scattered all  up and down tne reel's. It is the blood of  the coral, and it makes me think'of  those who come out of groat tribulation.  Again I take your hand, and we walk  on through tins garden of the sea and  look more particularly than wc did at  the beauty of thc coral. The poets have  all been fascinated with it. One of them  wrote:���������  There, with a broad and easy motion,  The fan coral sweeps through tho clear  deep '- 4a,  And the ye_u>w and   scarlet   tufts of the  ocean  Aro bent like corn on the upland   lea.  Covsil Spuci.i_.eiis.  One specimen of coral is called the  dehdrophilia because it is liko a tree;  another is called tlie astrara because it is  like a star; another is called the brain  coral because it is like the convolutions of  the human brain; another is called fan  coral because it is like the instrument  with which you cool yourself on a hot  day; another specimen is called the organ  pipe coral because it resembles the king of  musical instruments. All the flowers  and all the shrubs in tho gardens of the  land have their correspondencies in this  garden of tho sea. Corallum! It is a  synonym for beauty. And 'yet there is no  beauty in' tho cored compared with our  religion. It gives physiognomic beauty.  It does not change the features. It does  not give the features with which the person was not originally endowed, but it  sets behind the features of the homeliest  person a heaven that shines clear through.  So that often on first acquaintance you  said of a man,4" "He. is tho homeliest person I ever saw," when, after'you came  to understand him and his nobility of  soul shining through his countenance,  you said, "Ho is the loveliest person I  ever saw." No one ever had a homely  Christian* mother. Whatever thc world  may have thought of her, there were two  who thought well;���������your father, who had  admired her. for 50 years, and yoii, over  whom she bent with so many tender  ministrations. Whon you think of the  angels of God and your mother among  them, she outshines them all. Oh,' that  our young people could understand that  there is nothing that so much beautifies  the human countenance as the religion  of   Jesus   Christ.  Near my early home there was a place  called the Two Bridges. These bridges  leaped the two streams. Well,-my friends,  the religion of .lesus Christ is two  bridges. It bridges all the past. It arches  and overspans all the future. It makes  the dying pillow1- the landing place of  angels fresh from glory. It turns the  sepulcher into a May time orchard. It  catches up the dying into full orchestra.  Corallum! And yet that does not express  the beauty. "No mention shall be made  of coral." *���������  I take your hand again and walk a  little farther on in this garden of the sea  and I notice the durability or the work  of the coral. Montgomery speaks of it.  He says, "Frail were their forms, ephe-  uaral their lives, their masonry imperishable." Bhizopods are insects so small  they are invisible, and yet they built.the  Appenines and they planted for their  own monument the Cordilleras. It takes  187,000,000 of them to make one grain.  Corals are changing the navigation of  the sea, saying to the commerce of the  world, "Take this channel," "Take  that channel,'' "Avoid the other channel.''  Animalcules, beating back the Atlantic  and Pacific seas. If - the insects of the  ocean have built a reef 1,000 miles long'  who knows but that they may yet build  a reef 3,000 miles long, and thus that by  one stone bridge Europe shall be united  with this con-incut on one side and by  another stone bridge Asia will be united  with this continent on the other side,  ���������and the tourist of the world, without the  turn of a steamer's wheel or the spread  of a skip's sail, may go all around the  world, and thus be fulfilled the prophecy,  "There shall be no more sea."  Power of Little Things.  Little things decide great things. All  that tremendous career of the last  Napoleon hanging on tho hand of a  brakeman who, on one of our American  railways, caught him as he was falling  between the cars of a flying train Thc  battle of Dunbar was decided against tbe  Scotch because their matches had given  out. Aggregations of little things that  pull down or build up. When an army or  a regiment come to a bridge they arc  always commanded to break ranks, for  the simultaneous tread will destroy the  strongest bridge.  A bridge at Angiors, France, and a  bridge at Bronghton, England, went  down because the regiment kept step  while crossing. Aggregations of temptation, aggregations of sorrow, aggregations of assault, aggregations of Christian effort, aggregations of self-sacrifices  ���������these make tlie irresistible power to  demolish or to uplift, to destroy or ._  save. Little causes and great results.  Christianity was introduced into Japan  by the falling overboard of a pocket Bible  from a ship in the harbor of Tokyo.  Written on the fly loaf.of one of my  books .by one whom God took to himself  out of'our household wero the following  words. I do not know who composed  them. Perhaps she composed them herself:���������  Cast  tny'   care  for thee.  f  upon him, and he'll care'  For the God  that planted in   thy   breast]  a soul        , i  On    his    sacred   tables   cloth   thy   namef  enroll. \  Cheer thine   heart, thou   trembler, neverj  faithless be. j  Ho   that   iharks   the   sparrow   will   re-'  member thee.  Oh,    be   encouraged!    Do not any man j  sav   "My work is so small."   Do not any'  woman say: "My   work   is   so ins.jgnifi-1  cant. 1 cannot do anything   for   the upbuilding of God's, Kingdom.'*    You   can.  Remember   tho   corallines.    A   Christian {  mother   sat   sowing   a  garment, and her  little girl wanted to help   her, and so she  sewed   on   another   piece     of   the   same (  garment   and   brought  ' t to her 'mother, .  and tbo work was correcti-d.    It was imperfect and had to be all taken out again. '  But did tho mother ohiri������ the child?   Oh, ,'  no.    She said,    "She wanted to help me,  and she   did as well as slie could."    And  so   the   mother   blessed   the   child, and  whilo she   blessed  tho   child she thought  of herself and said:    "Perhaps it may  be  so with   my   poor work at tho last.   God [  will look at it. It may bo very imperfect,,  and I know it is veiy crooked.    He   may j  have   to   take   it  air out. But ho knows  that I want to serve him, and he   knows,  it is the,best that 1 can do."   So bo com-1  forted   in   your   Christian   work.      Five  thousand   million    corallines   made   one  corallum.    And   then   they passed   away  and other millions came, and the work is l  wonderful.    But   on   the   day   when the  world's redemption shall be consummated,  and   the   names   of   all   tho   millions of j  Christians who in all ages have toiled on t  this'  structure   shall   be   read, the work;  will appear so grand and the achievement  so glorious' and the dufability so everlast- ]  ing that "no   mention shall   be made of  coral!.''  D-O-D-D-S  THE  PECULIARITIES  THIS   WORD.  OF  I  No Name on Earth So Famous  ���������No Name More Widely  Imitated.  'j  No name on earth, perhaps, is so well ,  known, more peculiarly constructed or ,  moro widely imitated than the word ���������  DODD. It possesses a peculiarity that  makes it stand out prominently and fast- .  ens it in the memory. It contains four ;  letters, but only two letters of the alpha- j  bet- Everyone knows that the first kid- I  ney remedy ever patontcd or sold in' pill  form was named DO DD'S. Their discov- '  ery startled the medical profession the (  world over, and revolutionized the treat- .  ment of kidney diseases. '���������,_������������������    '  No imitator   has   over   succeeded   in ���������  constructing a name possessing the peculiarity of DODD, though they nearly all  adopt name's as ��������� similar as  possible  in  sound and   construction  to  this.    Their^  foolishness prevents them realizing that;  attempts to imitate increase the fame  of ,  Dodd's Kidney Pills. ���������}  va hy   is the   name   "Dodd's   Kidney,-,  Pills" imitated ?    As well ask   why   are,  diamonds, and   gold' imitated.'   Because  diamonds- are the most; precious gems,,  o-old   the'���������'"most precious metal.    Dodds  Kidnev Pills are imitated because   they :  are the most valuable medicine the world  has ever known.   No medicine,ever cured  'Bright's-'disease except   Dodd's   Kidney  Pills.    No.other medicine  has  cured  as  manv cases  of <-.Rheumatism,. ���������Diabetes,  Heart Disease, Lumbago.  . Dropsy,    female Weakness   and   other  kidney  diseases as Dodd's Kidney Pills have.    It is-  universally known th at they have never-  failed to cure these diseases,   hence  they-  are so widely and shamelessly   imitated. _  The great lung healer is found in   thafc  ���������excellent medicine sold as Bickle's Anti������.'  Consumptive Syrup.    It soothes and   di"  minishes the sensibility of the membrane'  of the throat and air passages^ and   is   __  sovereign remedy for ' all    coughs, coldsff i  hoarseness, pain or soreness in the- chest,''  bronchitis, etc. .It has cured many whe_$  supposed to be far advanced in  consumption.  Tho Husband...  First Wife���������When my husband stays  out all nigh. I refuse to get him any  breakfast.  Second Wife���������When my husband"  stays out all night he never wants any.  It is only necessary to read the testimonials to be convinced that Holloway's  Corn Cure is unequalled for the removai  of corns, warts, etc. It is a complete extinguisher.  The _^^f>^v Arrnng-oment.  "I suppose you'ro going to have another old-fashioned Christmas at your  hou.o this year Hoply."  "Can't possibly arrange it. Hired girl  goes to matinee in the afternoon,reception  in the evening and a dance later on."  Not  falleth but its God doth  Just  Not  mandate    lays     a  its God doth  a   sparrow  know,  a.s    when   his  monarch low;  a   leaflet   waveth but  SGG.  Think not, then,    O   trembler,  getteth theel  For more precious surely than  that fly  Is a Father's   image   to a Father's   eye.  E'en   thine   hairs   are numbered.    Trust  ���������  him full and free,  Out. of Sorts.���������Symptoms, Headache,  loss of appetite, furred tongue, and general indisposition. These symptoms, if  neglected, develop into acute disease. It  is a trite sayiug that an "ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and a  litr.ie attention at this point may save  months of sickness and large doctor bills.  For this complaint take from two to three  of Parmelee's Vegetable Pills on going ta  bed, and one or two for three nights in  succession, and a cure will be effected.  Ask for Minard's and take no other. ���������  God for  th������ birds  Diplomacy.  "One of the ways I make a good  many friends," said the old politician  to the young man he was breaking in  as his successor, "was in never failing  when I met a man with a new ready-  made suit on, to ask him who was Mil  tailor.  %  ���������''���������* *_   *vl    _  _>  ym is il  ���������41  liSiwiiiiB  OIR,  21 w*  ���������  ;-A  And you can't go wrong-.  Prices $55.00 and $8o.co.  The above Wheels now "Circle the  World."  All Eastern Papers speak in the highest  praise of these 1898 Cycles.  See the samples and  Convince yourselves.  J.-H. GOOD, Auctioneer  SOLE AGENT  For Nanaimo, and Wellington  LOCALS.  Capt. Fletcher of the San Mateo was in  the city yesterday.  Why don't Aid. Kilpatrick attend the  council meetings ? "\  Our help did not arrive last week as expected, but we resume full size paper as  promised last week.  For want of a quorum the City Council  adjourned on Friday evening to Monday  evening the 25th.   '  Mrs, E. Barrett's music and painting  classes are growing larger, and her pupils  are making gratifying progress.  Rev. Father Durand will discontinue  services at Cumberland during the presence  of Her Majesty's ships in Comox harbor.  We learn that a cantata has been in preparation by the Presbyterian choir here for  some time, which will be presented soon.  Marrocchi Bros., bakers, have a bran new  bakers' cart, quite stylish and convenient.  It speal<s well for the prosperity of this enterprising firm.  The Oddfellows visited the Methodist  Church last Sunday evening in ahody. Rev.  Mr. Hicks preached a sermon appropriate  to the occasion.  Mr. A. J. McKay has purchased threugh  Rev. Mr. Hicks, a Berlin (Ont.) piano for  his wife. It is a very superior instrument  of fine durable tone.  The telegraph office will he at A. H.  Peacey & Co.'s drug store on and after  Thursday of this week. The Company will  have its own private wire.  THIS IS A SNAP.���������One half Lot 4 in  Block 5, on Penrith Ave., second house west  of English Church. Neat cottage, also  stable.    See Frank J. Daihy, agent.  Mr. Geo. Roe, customs offcer, is in Seattle, Mr. Jack Roe is attending to the duties  of the office during that officer's absence.  Mrs. Roe accompanied her husband.  Mr. H. P. Collis, general manager ot S.  Leiser's big store, had a finger dislocated  and band severely wrenched last week, but  kept steadily at hia post through it all.  Tha committee on Flower Festival etc.,  met Saturday and prepared a list of flowers,  fruits, pets, etc., for which prizes will he  offered Will meet again next Saturday  at 2 p.m.  For Sale or Lease ��������� House of 4 rooms-,  Chicken House and Stable; also 1 3-4 acres  of land suitable for a garden, located at  Sandwick. Apply at News office or to Wm  Duncan,  Sandwick, B. C.  Mr. A. Dick, Inspector of Mines, was up  last week and institu'ed proceedings in four  cases for enforcicg the statute against the  employment of Chinese under ground. The  cases are expected to be heard on Thursday  of this week.  As a friendly warning we may say that  unless somo of the hotels here show some  respect for the law, which requires the bars  to b. closed Saturday nights at 11 o'clock;  and e. pacially unless after that hour thoy  keep better order than was kept last Saturday night (all night)   there will be  trouble.  M_.._."?_>"ER. ���������Mrs. Masters, the Nanaimo  millencr, formerly Mrs. Harden, will arrive  on Wednesday 27th and remain over ono  week. She will occupy the store next _;__-  Kim's old stand from which Cheap John  laMv removed, fine will have Children's  Hc;-d wear, Lru.u.s' Sailor and Walking Hats  and Trimmed Bonnets and Hats, Remember there is no resident milliner here. Now  is your chance.  CORPORATION ACCOUNTS.  Statement from 1st January 1898  to 31st  March 1S9S.  RECEIPTS.  Licenses  Billiard tables,  Dog tax,  3620.00  15.00  18.00  S653.00  EXPENDITURE.  Tools,  Crossings account,  Election expenses,  Office stove & expenses  Ditch account,  Auditing account,  Stree. account,  Street lights,  Sidewalk,  Rent, for February,  Balance in treasury,  > 17.00  5.90  100.00  39 21  49. S5  49.50  20.00  G1.00  8 00  8.00  304 39  ������653.00  L. W. NUNNS,  City Clerk.  LECTURE ON AUSTRALIA  On Thursday evening May 5th, at 8  o'clock, Miss A. Murcutt will give a very  interesting lecture on Australa accompan  ied with lime lights, in the Agricultural  Hall, Ceurtehay.  Refreshments will be served during  the evening and 25 cents admission  charged.  Miss Murcell is from Austra'ia and has  lectured extensively in the East, attracting large audiences and meeting' with  high appreciation. She is at present on  a tour through British Columbia under  the auspices of the W. C. T. U.  Miss Murcutt will also lecture at Cumberland on her arrival on Wednesday  the 4th; but further notice of that will  probably'be given in our next issue.  CANADIAN   MAGAZINE.  The April Canadian Magazine is an Easter number with a handsome and appropriate cover. The leading article is "Rome  During Holy Week," by Constance Rud-  yerd Boulton. It is illustrated from photographs and from three special drawings by  Fred Brigden, the well-known Canadian artist. There are Easter stories by Madge  Merton, Katharine L. Johnston and A.  Hooper. The two illustrated art articles  in this issue are worthy of attention. Canadians v. ho feel that they would like to  know more of art in general, and of Canadian Art iu particular, should not fail to  peruse' the contributions. Current Events,  Book Reviews and National Sport receive  the usual attention. The next number of  this sterling magazine will open the 11th  volume.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S  OFPICE.  HIS HONOR tha Lieutenant-Governor has ,been pleased to make the following appointments:���������  29th, March 1898.  Arthur Murray Jarvis, Esquire,  Inspector, Nort-West Mounted Police,  to be a ^stipendiary Magistrate within  and ior the County of Nanaimo.  James Henry Simpson, of the City  of Nanaimo, Esquire, Police Magistrate,  to be a Stipendiary Magistrate within  and for the County of Nanaimo.  NOTICE  During my temporary absence Mr.Kenneth" Grant will conduct for me the under  taking business. Orders left at my residence on Maryport Avenue' v\ ill receive  prompt attention.    P.O. Box No 5  Cumberland, Jan. 29. 98.   Alex. Grant.  A sitting of the County Court of Nanaimo will be held in the Court House, Cumberland, on Wednesday April ��������� 27 th, at  3 o'clock p. m.  W. B. ANDERSON,  Cumberland, B. C,    ,   Deputy Registra.  ���������  April 15, 1898. -    _^  CANCELLATION OF RESERVES.  Cassiar and Coast Districts.  NOTICE is hereby given that tho reservation placed on lauds at Glenora aud at Telegraph Creek, Cassiar District, notices  whereof were published in the British  Columbia Gazette and dated _!2d May, 1875,  and 9th October,' 1S75, respectively, has  been cancelled; also that the reservation at  Kitimat Arm and River, Coast District,  notice of which was published in the British  Columbia Gazette and dated 3d March, 1898  has been cancelled, and that .aid cancellations will take effect threo months from the  dato of this notice.  GEO. B. MARTIN,  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.  Lands and Works Dei_artment,  Victoria, B.C., 14, April 1S98.  PIANOS for SALE  EACH A ���������''������������������">TW ' ^1  .���������____-__V-._-_-____k.  Nordheimer Piano, Cabinet Grand,  TY3   Octaves,    handsome case, fine  tone,  durable.    Slightly  used.    Net  price cash $275.00.  Dominion   Piano,   medium size 7  ���������Octaves.    Sweet lone and durable.  Net price CASH $190.00.  Address, -Geo. H. Suckling,  734 Pender St., Vancouver.  NOTICE.  Driving through the new cemetery with  teams is strictly forbidden.  By order; M. Whitney  Dec. 13, 1867. Sec'y pro tem  jf ������ ir  saiE  FOR SALE.���������Two nearly new counters,  Enquire at the News Office.  FOR SALE���������Cumberland Jresidental property on favorable terms by D. B. & L.  Association.  FOR SALE.���������-My house and two lots in  the village of Courtenay. .  K. Grant, Union.  FOR Rent.���������Fine apartments for living  rooms in Willards brick block. Enquire of  owner on the premises.  FOR SALE.���������Story and a half 8 roomed  house, full size lot,., every .convenience.  Fine location-1-*! bargain. Enquire at  News Office.  pOR SALE, RANCH-One mile and a  ���������*��������� half from Union, contains 1G0 acres  and will be disposed of at a low figure. Enquire of James Aiu.ams.  I  t'l  n  .111  1\  M  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  SHRUBS, ROSES.  RHODODENDRONS, GREENHOUSE AND  BEDING OUT PLANTS.  Agricultural Implements  SPRAY PUMPS,   F E RTI LI ZERS.' #1  BEES and BEE SUPPLIES. M|  Most Complete Stock  in B.   G.  NO AGENTS. Catalogue Free.  M. J.   HENRY,  ������ '' .       _ '' * $  604 Westminster Road, /���������   VANCOUVER, B. C. %  If our readers have any local news , of in !  terest, we will be pleased to insert same io |  the local column, if brought to the office.   -.' |������  v-  We have  ST  to hand  north of  oubt the  GOODS  ever  ate so fa  ?B^./?4'*4'-^  200 Mens Suits, ioo Boys' Suits, zoo pairs Pants, Mens Hat and Caps,  Ladies and Children's Straw Hats, Ladies' Blouses, Ladies' Whitewear, Lace  Curtains, Curtain Muslins, Lawns, Nainsooks, Men's, Women's, and  Children's Shoes.  t_  4  ������������������*���������_  ���������15 cases of English and Scotch Goods.    Consisting d  Dress   Goods,   Trimmings,  Silks,   Prints,   Flannelettes,  Linens,   Quilts,    Fray   Cloths, "  Sideboard Covers, and alt the newest lines in fancy Dry Goods to be had.    We want to  show and sell you these goods, and it will be to your advantage to see them.  W  rf

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