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tiO     -46     UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT, B. C,    TUESDAY   AUG.,  3rd,  1897. $2.00 PisR    ANNUM.
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If you have not tried our noted sausages,
bologna and head cheese, you should do
so at once. Fresh vegetables, eggs anc
butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.
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business here, beg to inform the public  that they    are prepared to   supply
Prae Brugs & Briiggist Stmtlrie
as cheaply- as they  can be procured from any house in
British Columbia.     A full line of���_��_^__s__ ��� ������������
-.'.patent Medieilles
always kept on hand. ������������-���.
We  are desirous, particularly, ofcalhng  your    attention
to our complete stock of
''���Stationery and Bcliooi Books
this line we will sell as cheaply as any house in  Union.
Rev. John A. Logan will preach his f���ire-
well sermon next Sunday evening Doubtless a crowded house will greek him upon
his last pulpit appearauce in our niidat.
During his comparatively brief stay in
Union he has acquired an enviable reputation as a speaker, aad hi3 departure will be
JT jgarded in this community as a distinct
public loss. He will leave on Friday of
next week. His new charge is at Eburne,
a delightful suburb of the Terminal City ;
and the society there are to be congratulated upon securing him for a pastor.
AUGUST 12th.
That _<er_o:ri Pie Social.
"The'Social, at the Methodist Church
last week on Tuesday evening, turned
out to be a lemonade social, with plenty
of cake ' to make up- It was heartily
enjoyed. The program was short but
excellent. The lemonade cool and
refreshing. The cake as the boys say
was out of sight, at least it speedily went
that way; it was in abundance too. Then
followed the ice cream which was good
and the raspberries, which were delicious;
in fact that last adjective woaid apply to
both. And best of all the net proceeds
we learn, amounted to almost $40.00
���For Vegetable and Flower Seeds, go  ���
The out-pour frcm Union last Friday
was striking; evidence that ���'the .-'������iyello\v.'
fever" hid hit the town hard. It was,
known thaC'some were, preparing to join
the caravan which will soon wind its way
over  the   Stikeen   route   into the   golden
Klondike.'    But it was not  thought   over
half a'���dozen would venture.    As steamer
day  approached   the signs  of departure
multiplied   Mr. Robert Grant's announcement   that   he   was  going gave a'decided   impulse   to    the   movement.     Then
McGregor's saie of his-premises to Adam
McKelvey    placed    Harry  in'��� line : with
Grant.    Next Bob Ennis  made a'sale of
his house, arid he and his .brother   added
two more.    Ed AVoods succeeded  in selling his livery outfit to Mr.   Murdock and
there were live of them.  K; Sharpe transferred his contract for ''bu'lding a parsonage0 in   Sand wick  to^ Mr   McKay,   and
a round' half do;:en -had- bsen  secured. .
Neil McFhdyen   transferred his   interest
in the business   with which   he was .con
nected to A.   McKnight and  there were t
seven.    Iiuglii ���Miller,;and Joe'Grieve had,
therdJlfgh/and "Bob Grant's' party"'was
complete, nine in'all,'.; as   stalwart   feliows
as  you   would wish "to  see,  arid all   well
heeled.    Then came ; a go-as-you-pleasp*.
crowd:    Owen   Grant,   AVm.  Merrimar,
Dave   Young,     Geo;'    Whitehead,    E<\.
Duristan, ''���J.a'mc5'.-'VLe'vvis,'.-'''''Johii   ''Ram-;
burg, and   two   Finns.    And  lastly cf-.me .
Mr.   John   'Eraser   -"he ������farmer, ��for di--
Unction some timesitalled uBush Fi-aser*,"
making in all 21:    Jim Frew  was j:reparing   to go   but got injured   in. some   way
avid the doctor ordere'd :i- li'tlt.
;By hajfpast six (-.'clock F.i l.iv morning ���
pe-i'ple bag.ih to wend < their way down, to
.thev-saw inill ''depot." , T.vere were, people-
on font, people ia c.u-ts..O!-w;-.go:-\-5,   -lu>���<-"'
age  wagons,-:n*.ii:-*:,   liu-:-i::sse.l-dv)gs. eic. ..
.   *" "���   ��� ��� ' '���'���** 'A-
It was , ,ilie Jive ie/Vtime we have, seen
aj...my departure of ,tlvi "tr.im.' W-.j-n^o
and'chiicireii were th;.re for lc.ive taking,
friends for simih.tr re a ; 0:1 .-.nd so na *o
'see the "sight." Probably -qo-i in -all.'
Four respectable dogs acco.npmied ihe
Bob Grant ��� party aad soma :n*.i!es.
Another animal covered with a sack
attracted some attention, stiil mare wh.-m
��� an Italian sprang forward and with a
knife ripped off the sack, exclaiming,
"that's my dog and you no take him to
the Yukon."
Prof. Biakewel! was seen in   the crowd
and asked if he was &oing.    "No, sir,"die
replied, "I have to  stay   to   take   care of
. the women." ������"..,
After awhile���quarter past 8���the cars
got oft" amid the cheers of the crowd A
large number accompanied the adventurers to the wharf. There the City of
Nanaimo had been some time m waiting.
It was a good wait before all the "baggage" was on board. There was a final
handskaking,. exchange of good wishes,
and the "gang plank" was thrown off and
the steamer swung round for Kelley to
take a good picture of the boat and "gold
seekers." Then Mr. Alex. Grant mounted a huge boiler on tbje platform, and
proposed three cheers and a tiger, which
were given with a will. A few fluttering
handkerchiefs were- seen, and shouts
heard of "good bye," and the s'aunch
steamer was on her way.
TlfE News' special correspondent has
accompanied the Yukon party, and will
report fully from time to time, as opportunity for sending despatches, offers.
Later.���A dispatch received from
Sam Davis says he is. off with the boys.
He left for Nanaimo Friday but was
expected back Wednesday.
Rumor bas it that John Eraser will return Wednesday.
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general Merchants and Butchers,
B.   C
j  blight little fellow of about nine months.)
What They  Think' About.
���..'���'The Kiondiko,
J;A. Pritchard.���"i think it's'all'right.1:
in the
; ,Dr. Dalby.���"rii likely
���Lewis,, Mounce.���"I' am   not
that way:" ������''������'       ';,  ....
Jack McKim.���-"They will wish, they
were all back." .', ','':������ ''���
;   John   Williams.-���-"I , would   go   in   a|
minute.if fcouid sell out."   , ',
P. Dunne.���"Not a bit of it." . ��This.in'
reply to the question if he had the "yellow
��� -'-Geo���W. Clinton.��� "I think you and I
Mr. Whitney, will have to held it down
Here.:''' ���- ''   '���' ���';���,'--��� -'������.'' '���:���
"J.   A.   ;Ha!liday.--(Sandwick):-"If    I
were situated so I could properly, leave, I
would go."
.... ..James  Abram?.���"If  I   w.is, 25:^ years
younger, believe 'I'd tryiti 'Don't bLime
anyone for going.''1-,     . ;',',' ,'.'.;
'Frank   Dvlby:-���(���Sageiy)��� lC!'d.   ralher
C. jH. Tarbell.���"If a man has ho
famdy,is yourig, and not in a good job or
j :btuiriess:'- and has Si.000 :n "cash, it may
'.be all right. There are a':'good many
things to'ihink over, and one should not
act'���hastily. |; However, if I was a single
man, nothing ��� specially, to do and , the
cash, I: think I'd. take the chances. If I
lost I'd pick my flint and try ajgam somewhere else." ���'���������,
I-f. Waller.. ���-From Victoria��� "I think
'it is the opportunity.of"a life lime'for a
young inan. I think, the country is rich
in gold from what I have learnd from an
officei connected with the geological survey of which Dawson was the chief. I
think Dawson gave a hint of the matter
to the British- Company which obtained a
valuable concession from the Provincial
legislature last winter."   <;      ;*.       _ '
Bargains in 'white  and  colorei  Shirts
at" Leiser's
wait, till I  hear .'from ;the'.: boy:j. before I
expre.-i's'-.in f'lpin-ion.''. "���'���'���-.
��T.::L..Brown at \lie Wharf.��� ".I.'.ye been
through -the imll:   don:t.. wa'nti any   more...
mining in mme. . ?-io, sir.":
; :-M. ;F:'KJ!y.'--uIvi,vi;;e;!, .:!>���.thiniv that's ;,
the; pl.ic*V" to'''-."go.' ;'Don't .you ?    ,l.)o;;k
:<������,--. ������)'v"ih.5-jgiv that ril tv.-i;.gb.V.';.".
7 F: D.  Turtle to   the   qt:esno:-i.   "When.
;-;�����������:* 'Mil ...:;itid I 'wving-. '!������.���    die,   Yakon ?.' ������
.c.m-ca.-y npiiec', ";N/;xt weei-;."   .
Cheap John:-������-'���Couidn't go   now; can't
;���-)���!ii   up   in
v'\".;ui-d mine
.-.m/mieni;   se\-erai   r*
not tra:.ie if up there.'
A. IF.   McCallum.���(Mine   host of  tht
"oartenay IL;>use.)���"Yes,   I'm   going
ee.    Witen?
when the
���Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at
residence of L. C. McDonald. Union, on
July 28th, Mr. D. McDonald of Union,
and Mis? Janet Saunders of Westville,
N.S., were united in marriage, the Rev.
John A  L 0 g a n o!"ii <: i a t i n g.
WALKER-YOUNG.-July 28th, at
the manse Sand wick, Mr. Joseph Walker
and Miss Mabel Young, both of Union,
were united in marriage by the Rev. A.
A:e\-. Grani.���"P-n no'l going to do
anything today [Friday afternoon.] Feel
broken up. Will go in the. spring if
everything is all right."
Jack Q'ijficn.��� "Humph ! \- Well T
can't say much until I hear from-"'those
who've <^onQ. If their''report is all right,
all will go sailing" up there-."
. Mr. Ashe (at T. D. McLean's)��� "I may.
go in the ������spring-. .T.ie first there may get
the cream, but there will be better means
of transportation nc:-:t year."
H. J. Theobald,--- "Well, I don't know;.
I was going but the fellow .who was going
with me  backed out,   and that   threw me
out.    May go with the spring- tide.''
Geo. Roe.���"Am I off for the Yukon?
No, sir, no. I'm off for a more comfortable region than that,- where I can get
something to eat and drink." (He was
going home.)
Charles* Watson.���"The party which
left here took $20,000 in liard cash with
them; none less than $500. People h ive
a queer idea about the hardship in getting
there; no worse than going-to Caigary
when I went there; not colder than Manitoba."
lid Small���Comox���"I'll   be off in  the
spring if I can find some one to put up j
the necessary needful, I to do the pros- j
pecting and endure the hardships and 1
they get one-half. I'll have to make j
some provision for my wife. If I was
single, you bet I'd be there now."
R. D. Anderson.���"What do I say
about the Yukon? I don't say anything.
Anything there? Yes, 1 suppose so; but
there were hundreds up theri that hadn't
enough to get' out this summer. With
the thousands going up there now. they
can't all make it. A fuw m..y get something."
Wesley Willard.���"A good many have
gone but I'm gening over being lonesome. Vvh.-.t do 1 think of so many going
to the. Yukon? Why, i think it's a mad
rush. No, I don't mink of going; but
Mrs. Willard says if I do go I must take
Joel  Victor."    (Joel Victor    is  a  robu.t
Highest Honors���WorM's Fair,
Gold Me_���8, Midwintetr Fair.
���     ��B*I1L
A Pure Grape Crcuci oi Tartar Powder.
��� *,- ��� -
Tlie Tfillo-w iFe-v-er   Hages   with 'TJa-
,0abatecl Fury���-Every: Steamboat
"Pressed,  into   tlas   Yukon'  Sef-
';;.'     vice'���Demand for Passage: and;
5"3:sig*_t Cannot be   Met--Tarte
Fiercely .Assailed ���Minor News
:'. '���".'..-,'      MxiiXjyKR Susfscted;'    ,   ''���-'���   a:' ;;���.'-
Ya.i'c.Miv*:!!*, .fiily.SO.��� Theskeleton of an
���Inaia-n-'-V'.-ini.iij;haa hsoa fonn<] thrown   upou
' the b<ach of 'Ho\ve Souifci.    Murier is   sus- ' ��
pecifed.'   : ".-:-'.      ��� S' :'      ���'":.! ���'���'������.' ������'.:-:
rdw'i'KR Mill Explosion.   '���'. S']>���''.'C\'\
��� : ^.;Vj.v,<iu, JnivSl.��� ThsVHaanlton.vT.ow-1'.:*'--.'.--
d-��-: Vv'yrkp a.t .Dinai-Line Bay,, was   wrecked'--'-.:..'
��� 'hy��� a-i!  <;x't;]o-;ou   of   nitro   glyoeaue.    The  .
u.:i-e-^Aii s-.'.-is h;ir;'c*.J yo.'feefc iii the   air. < but
n..:i sc'riv-asly. ii;ju;*o*d;' ,,
Gajit;lf.ks, \'rAs*r to Shake. ��� '���" ,
Pnrl:'T(!n,ce:i..I, July ST.��� Na^h of this
placp, 6;-.t-,of the ve.orsu gamblers of the
t'.orihv.K:-t'. is ujakiiig the trip to St. Mich-
.���ei'i aud return <>n tha steamer Portland,
haviv>t�� i,ai:i t-ho S.S. Co. ��5000 for the priv-
ikges o!'plyirig hi .-.youatiou for one round
trip; as the._s-reamer Porl'laiid v/ill bring several ��� urlllioos (?) dollars on her return.
Na-.ii���i'-/o a���-.._���c-xpects to ge.fc,a good per
cent of i..
For Klondike
N'mairao, July 31.���The-  Union   Steamship O-.i's steamer Coquifcl'artj,. will   sail   for'   ���
Vancouver on Auguair Sirb, for Dyea,   carrying'pas.-.engers ar;d   freight;.    The  Klondike
bivei' rags.-, wi'rh ana'iat.jd fury.    The steam
e'-s Isia:idor and T-;-t:a left here * for   Yukon
lilted  up   to   their   utmost   capacity   with   '
froigii';   a-.d   p'ii's^.nj/urs.    The   Danube   is
xehe-iu.'fd >;o lc-ive Victori-i for Dyea to-morrow. u;;u the. I-'i-iucssd Louise    ou   the   6th,
Litior-s conic rrom Klondike every   day  and
'.all as-;r��o as to thscaunla-y'a richness.    People by the  thousand;*   are, flocking   there.
The steamboat compi-r.es cannot   begin   to
3'!poly tf.'.! di-iii ind for poSSRge and freight.
<;0n Yk Brave"
Mnntrral. Suly 29.���The-combat deepens
between the folio.vers of Hon. J. Israel
Tarr-e'.nd, hi-�� ftneniiya. The Lirevue Ara���
driel, a.Kt.-'iri^ svipp.-rbsr of Sir Wilfrid
Laii'.'if-r, piihii-he-i a terrible attack upon '
Tr.r-re .ii-.-I.ty and ddu'aros tha1; if the Prern-
docs no. ili-jpi'.-.-de ������"i*-.i.i Tarto'.H services the
jiarty wiil ku���->*.��* ^he reason why.
Victoria.���The I) iniciion Government
has decidd-d i"o establish ���:u-il;o,ns' posts on -,
the Oa:'ia::.i-n i).)iin'Vir/ at fc:io p*id.--es verging, from Dyea . 0 1 account of the telegraph wires being in trouble where they
cross the gulf tharc are uo furthor de.
patches. Subscribers who do not receive their papf r regularly w-ill vlease notify us at once.  Apply at tbe office for advertising rates.  THE NEWS.  UNION, B. C.  The Week's Commercial Summary.  The stock of wheat at Toronto is 184,-  236 bushels as against 208,407 bushels a  ���������week ago and 30,033 bnshels a: year ago.  The world's shipment of wheat last  ���������week were, only 2,957,000 bushels as  against 3,687,000 bushels the, previous  week and 5,408,000 bushels the corresponding week of last year.     ,  The visible supply of wheat in the  United States and Canada is 40,430,000  bushels as compared with 61,348,000  bushels a year ago and 75,773,000 bushels  two years ago. The'amount on passage  to Europe is 18,960,000 bushels as against  28,480,000,bushes a year ago.     ������������������."..  General wholesale trade at Toronto  shows no cliange. In some departments  a fair volume of business is reported but  there is not that activity that was expected by many. The dullness is likely to  be prolonged how that parliament is in  session and tariff revision the prominent  eubject before the House. Business men  will watch the progress at Ottawa on this  most important matter with the closest  attention. The weather has been somewhat unfavorable for fancy goods,millinery and the like, which last week attracted a good deal of interest.  Montreal advices would indicate that  general trade in that district is still of a  , somewhat dull waiting character. It is  .hoped that the earlier going into effect  of spring freight rates nest week may  help the: distribution of certain lines of  heavier goods, but no all around improvement seems looked for until some  definite understanding of the Government's'trade policy is arrived at. In this  connection there seems to be a growing  feeling that in view of the attitude of  the McKinley Government, and the  strong representations from business  and banking * sources, there will be no  very general or radical changes made in  the tariff as it is, but still the element  of uncertainty exists., and has its effect  on the business of the moment.  The February statement of Canadian  banks show a slight increase in note circulation for the month. The total is ������30,-  ���������409,000 as against $30,208,157 in January,  and 129,819,536 a year ago Deposits  Bhow a dcreease of ������1,500,000, and the  total is $192,032,000 as compared, with  1193,451,000 in January and $181,865,000  a year ago. Current discounts are $208,-  732,000 as against $208,433,000 on January81, and $207,484,000 on February 29  of last year. Call loans $13,764,000 as  against $14,083,000 a year ago. The balances due from United States agencies  nre $16,608,000 as compared with $18,-  662,000 a year ago. Specie holdings decreased $300,000 for the month while  Dominion note holdings increased $230,-  000 during February.  HIS   CLASSICAL   EDUCATION.  When Smith Was  In   Rome, He ConId_t  Do as Americans Do.  Alexander Septimus Smith was regarded  at Harvard as the best classic scholar of hia  day. His Latin prose only differed from  ''Cicero's best",in being superior to iti A'  career of success and glory lay befoz-e him.  What a bright  world it .was, he  thought, as , he  lounged one day  on a couch in his  college rooms!  How few men  knew what he did  of its grim old  past! What a glorious thing'it" was,  to have knowledge!  - Sinking in ., a  Jeverie, he awoke  to find himself  walking in the  center of ancient  Rome. There was  tho ca pi tol, with a  flock of geese sunning .. themselves  disperse!  There is going to be an explo"���������  Bang! .'���������,'���������.'  The thing had burst, shaking the Coliseum to its mighty foundations, and Alexander fell to the ground among the debris  of the emperor and his assembled subjects.  ���������Oliver S. Jones in New York Journal.  THE LICTOR AKRESTS  ���������V  ALEXANDER.  Notwithstanding the fact that Ceylon  Teas have grown enormously in public  favor and demand, yet it is a well known  fact in the trade, that perhaps not one  Tea out of every half dozen that is sold,  is the pure product, of Ceylon, China  Teas being in favor with many dealers  because of the very low price they are  offered at. It is much safer for the con  sumer to demand some world celebrated,  brand, that is packed in registered lead  packets, such as "SAL, AD A," "Gorthic"  or " Kandapolla." In this way they are  certaihVof getting the pure product of the  finest tea producing country in the world.  Colic and Kidney Difficult3'.~Mr. J. "W.  "Wilder, J. jP., Lafargeville. N. Y., writes:  "I am subject to severe attacks of Colic  and Kidney Difficulty, and find Parmelee's Pills afford me great relief, while  all other remedies have failed. They are  the best medicine I have ever used." In  fact so great i.s the bower of this medicine  to cleanse and purity, that diseases of almost every name and nature are driven  from the body.  Here and There.  !>A,  Homer would be proud of  were alive to-day.  Greece if he  By the way, are you  ries now, or pi'ime.s:-*  eating   strawber-  It is about time for the amateur gardener to buy some lettuce seed and get  that hot-bed ready.  Most people are not yearning for any  more "beautiful snow" in theirs, especially when it is dropped into the lap of  spring.  The Detroit Free Press publishes a  sketch of a professional politician. At  least, it is headed: "Story of a Lite of  Crime.''  Bob Ingersoll's daughter denies the  statement that she is a Presbyterian. As  a matter of, fact, she is a !><cw Yorker,  which is very different.  LIFE'S A BORDEN  If the Stomach is not Right.  Is there Kausesi ?     Jr  there   Constipation ?  Is tho Toii_rue Coj-tctl ? Are you Xiijrht-  Hearii-d ?    Do yon have Sick  Headaches ?  Any and all  of tliese  denote Stomach and  ���������ir������>r  Disorder.  Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills act quickly  and will cure most stubborn and chronic  cases. iN'o unpleasantness. No griping.  These little pills are little wonder workers and are far-famed. 40 in a vial for  B0 cents.  upon the rock. There was the Coliseum;  There were Caasar and Mark Antony, walking arm in arm. There were Horatius  Codes, fresh from his gallant defense of tha  , bridge, and Virgil standing at the corner  reciting the "iEneid" to a" small crowd.  But he had no time for further reflection. A large crowd had gathered around  him, wondering whether he was a barbarian or a god. A lictor came up to inquire,  and at once placed, Smith under arrest as  a suspicious person. , 'The cold .sweat stood  on Alexander's brow. As the lictor spoke  there was heard the roar of the. hungry  lion from within the Coliseum. As he  marched along to the cells he instinctively  put his hand-in,his pocket. There was his  new revolver. His spirits rose, but only to  sink again when he found that all, the  cartridges had been fired but one, and he  had no others with him.      ,,     u  He was taken before the manager and  .allotted a part in the "grandfinale," when  20 .wild beasts were feasted on 20 Christians. Even at this terrible,moment the  thought of ' one man one lion" brought a  smile to his pale lips. Let him tackle his  lion alone! After considerable parley his  request was granted. ;'���������'"'.���������.  At last his turn came.  With a loud roar, a large but consumptive looking lion came trotting toward  him; Alexander grasped his pistol firmly.  A yell from the audience, a darkening of  the air, and the lion was upon him. He  pulled his trigger and fell beneath the  beast. When Alexander came to himself,  the wholo assembly was ringing with applause. The lion, shot through the brain,  lay dead at his feet.  Alexander was taken before the emperor  and congratulated warmly on his victory.  On the following day he must have a turn  with the gladiators. Having no more  cartridges, Alexander declined the honor.  But the emperor was obdurate. Just then  the poet Horace came up and asked him  the secret of his wonderful smoke killer.  Alexander only smiled, arid murmured  something about "integer vitae sceler-  isque purus," and so pleased was the poet  at hearing himself quoted that be suggested that the barbarian should be exempt  from further performance if he would explain, how to make those wonderful smoke  killers.  Alexander said not only would he do  that, but that he would 6how them many  another triumph of science���������the electric  light, or how to make midnight suns within their houses, how to talk to men in distant lands across the seas in an instant,  and an engine which would draw chariots  60 miles an hour.  So it was arranged that on the ides of  March the barbarian should explain his  wonderful discoveries. Meantime he was  assigned as many workmen as he chose for  the manufacture of his implements. The  days flew madly by.  At the appointed hour Alexander faced  his audience and began in his best Latin:  , "Friends, Romans and Emperor���������Lend  me your cars. I will lay before you the  triumphs of inventive genius. First, the  electric light, bright as the sun, and you  can have lamps of it in your houses or in  the street. A child can light a whole city  in an instant. Electricity is of two kinds  and runs along the wires to the lamp.  Here, you observe, are two wires, and here  is a lamp. To light the lamp'I turn a tap  like this, which lets the electric current  run along the wires. [Slight ajiplau.se and  cries of "Light the lamp!"] Electricity is  made in a battery or in a dynamo. Unfortunately 1 forget how either of these  instruments is made.    [Loud murmurs.]  ''Having shown to you the-wonders of  the electric light, we now pass on to the  telegraph. This also requires a batterjT.  [Groans.] By simple means of electric  shocks passing along the wires a man here  in Koine may in one minute send a message to a friend in Greece or even in Britain. [Incredulous murmurs.] I cannot  illustrate this miraculous invention because, as I have explained, I have uo battery [loud groans], but 1 assure you upon  my lienor that every word that I have said  is true.  "Wo now pass to the smoke killer with  which you saw me stay tho lion. [Loud  cheers.] This will be of service to you in  your wars. These smoke killers are sometimes made no big as to send balls of iron  as large as a man's head for more than a  mile.    [Ironical cheers.]  '' Tlie secret of this marvelous force is  gunpowder, which, when lighted, explodes  with a roar as of thunder and drives out  the ball. 'Unfortunately lhave run out of  gunpowder [groans], and I have been unable to find materials to manufacture  tome. I believe its most important ingredient is saltpeter, but 1 have been unable- to find any. [Loud hooting and cries  of ".To the lions!"]  "Have patience, friends and Romans.  Here is a steam engine which runs on iron  tails. 1 have attached a chariot to it. Inside the engine is placed water, underneath  which burns a fire. As I speak, the water  must be nearly boiling. The steam thus  generated passes into a cylinder and forces  out a large bar of iron attached to the  spokes of one of the wheels, and thus the  wheel will go round and the engine will  move. See, it moves. The engine starts.  [Thunders of applause. ] Merciful heavens,  I have forgotten the safety valve! Romans,  No Fable.: '  "The .-iss in the lion's skin?" 6aid the  king of beasts at the usual after circus'  soiree. "It is no fable, but a fact. : In  truth, it was my, skin that the ass occupied. He*made a far superior luncheon to  the meat trust- beef we get here,  ���������^jolis Journal.  '���������Indian-  ORBURNED  They Mail >'o Dinner.  The absent-mindedness of a certain  well-known Scotch professor is notorious.  Not long, ago he invited,a few select  friends to dine with him; aud upon their I  arrival, some short time before the hour  set apart for dinner, the professor suggested a walk through the conservatory  and grounds until the gongsliould^sound  ,tho dinner hour. After spending a short  time inspecting flowers, plants', et;c.', host  and guests came suddenly to a small gate  at the end of the lawn.  "Ah," said the professor to his astonished guests, "assuredly this will be a  much nearer way home for you than going back to the front." oAhd, all uncon-'  scious of his invitation to dinner, he  opened thy gate, and bowed his guests  out.-��������� London Answers.  kitchen)���������  red when  Helping Mamma.  , Juvenile Voice (from the  Mamma, .things are always  they're burning, ain't they?/  Mamma-���������Yes, dear.  Juvenile Voice���������-Then these biscuits you  told- me to watch ain't burning yet.  They're onlv black. "^-.Chicago,.Tribune. .  MAN  AND WIFE IN   DISTRESS.  I'rom CIu-onic Catarrh--lint,Instant-.neons  Reliff i cllo\vs tlie Fii-itApplic-it ion of  Dr. \f.iif\v?s Cat.-tri-li-il Powder���������Don't  Ncfrlftcl llie Simp'ost Cold in the Head;  it May Develop .Into This .Hsjru-tin;;  Malady Almost; BeforeYou Can Kesilizo It  Rev. Dr. Bochror. of Buffalo, says:  "My wife and I were' both troubled with  distressing catarrh, ���������but-.we,'have enjoyed  freedom from this aggravating ''malady  since the day we first used Dr. Agnew's  Catarrhal Powder, its action- was instantaneous, giving * the most grateful  relief'within ten minutes after first application. .: We consider it a godsend to  humanity, and believe that no case can  be so-chronic or deeply seated that it.  willnot immediately relieve and permanently cure."  We read with horror of the cruelty and  butcheries of Gen. AVeyler in the fair Isle  of Cuba, but little rec-K we of tlie ravages of that more direful King of Grave-  Fillers KIDNEY DISEASE, here in our  midst. ���������    ��������� ��������� ��������� ',...        , ���������  People of high and low degree drop  into graves on all sides of us daily from  Kidney Trouble. We incur it ourselves.  We encourage it. We do everything* but  cure it.' ���������>,  Yet there is a cure, pleasant as ii May  morning. Sure as fate. Infallible as  heredity. Before this wonderful remedy,  the agonizing tortures of Kidney Ills  vanish like a snowflake in a fiery fur-  ��������� nace.'     '  This cure, of 'which we sound the  praises is DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS.  Yet not alone we, but every one who has  tried them. One hundred per cone, of  cures we record.   Here are examples:���������  W. F. Smith, 16 Carrol St., Toronto,  says: "I have taken eight boxes of  Dodd's Kidney Pills which have cured  mo of Heart Trouble, Pain in the Back  and Dizziness, after other, treatments had  failed.".     , -." .'.'.      _      'A.  D. J. Kenny, Queen's Hotel, Mount  .Forest, says: "Have suffered greatly from  Nervousness, but information as to the  effects of Dodd's ' Kidney Pills in such  cases led hie to use them, with the result  that I am cured." -'.-���������'...'..  Louis H. Bounsall, 573 King ��������� East,  Toronto, says: "Had been troubled for  several months , with pain in my Back  and Kidneys which prevented my entering bicycle events, but am in the ring  once more after using three boxes of  Dodd's Kidney Pills."  ,. Mr. James Stokes, Deseronto, Ont.,  says: "From the first box taken of  Dodd's Kidney Pills I found relief, and  hundreds here, knowlm? me for the past  fifteen years, can vouch for my cure of  long standing Kidney Trouble."  Thousands Like Her.���������Tena McLeod, i  Severn Bridge, writes: "I owe a debt ot  gratitude to Dr. <��������� Thomas' Eclectric Oil  for, curing me of'a severe cold that  troubled me nearly all last winter." In  order to give ar quietus to a hacking  cough, take a dose of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil thrice a day, or oftener if the  cough spells render it necessary.    ,;  ^������.Avise and taste  II  CEYLON' TEA:  Sold only in lent! packets.  ��������������������������������������������� -������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*������������������������������������������������������  ���������   ���������'������������������' ��������� "*:*  We Always have on hand  a large stock of  12D HAND  I MATERIAL  ��������� ���������:���������������������������,.'���������  ��������� in Type, Presses,  ��������� Paper Cutters,  Stands, Cases,  Imposing Stones,  ���������  v  ���������  ���������  IndiH'.tivo Jtoiisoiiinfi-.  "Ah," said Sherlock Holmes, sitting  down on the corner'of: the editor's desk,  "I see you have just; received a story  from a young woman in a lawyer's  office." ;������������������"���������  "How can you tell?" asked the editor.  "Can you recognize the typewriting'-1"  V "No.' Don't you sec, the string is tied  in a regulation true-love knoc? That is  the young woman end of it. And instead  of ribbon she has used red tape."  HEART'S HEALER.  Mrs. MujrHrer, Wife of Capt. Charles Mujr-  jr<MY of Sydm-y, C.iJ., Got Relief in 30  ���������tliiiutps I'niin Heiirv Disetisc of Four  Years' Standing", and Dc-ch-res She Owes  Her Life, to Dr. Atrtiew's Cure for the  Heart.  "It affords me great pleasure to commend Dr. Agnew's Cure for the Heart. I  was sorely afflicted with heart trouble,  accompanied with dizziness, palpitation  and smothering sensations. For over four  years 1 was treated by best physicians,  and used all remedies known to man. 1  determined to try Dr. Agnew's Cure for  the Heart. The first dose gave me great  relief inside of thirty minutes. I used two  bottles, and feel to-day I have been completely cured."  Oug-lit to iUiiVe 'Mini Rich.  The Visitor���������And ��������� .what are you going  to make of him?  Mamma���������I want him to be a philanthropist.  "Why, there(is no money in that."  'But all the philanthropists have been  very rich." .  It may be only a trifling cold, but ne.-;  lect it and it will fasten its fangs in your  lungs, and 3'ou will soon be carried to an  untimeh* grave. In this country we have  sudden changes and'must expect to have  coughs and colds. "We can not,avoid them,  but we can effect a cure by using Bickle's  Anti-Consumptive Syrup, tlie medicine  that has never been known to fail in curing coughs, colds, bronchitis and all affections of the throat, lungs and chest.  ���������  ���������  and in fact almost anything used in  the printing office, taken in exchange for new material. You can  always find a BARGAIN.  t  ��������� !  ��������� '  ��������� '  ��������� ���������  ���������  "Write to  ���������Toronto- Type Foundry,  44 Bay Street,  TORONTO, ONT.  per-  DiflVrent Points or AMevr.  "What a dreary waste of water!" exclaimed tlie tourist' from'the East, looking from the hurricane dock of the river  steamboat at the angry flood.  "A waste, of water!" echoed the native  Kcntuckian, in astonishment.. "Who in  thunder wants to save it!"  "I would marry good standing lady,"*  declares an^advertiser in one of the New  York Sunday papers. No sitting ladies,  good or otherwise, will answer his  sonal, of course.  DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED  by local applications as tbey cannot reach the  diseased portion of the ear. There Is only one  way to cure deafness, anil that is by r-onstitu-  tional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the  Eustachian Tube.' When this tube is inflamed  you have a rnmblinc sound or imperfect hearing---, and when il is entirely closed, Deafness is  the result, and unless tlie inflammation can be  taken out and this tube restored to its normal  condition, liearinir will he destroyed forever;  nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh,  which is nothing hut an inflamed condition of  the mucous surfaces. *  .We will give One Hundred "Dollars for any  case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot  be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.  P; J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.  -tSTSold by Dr'iifi*ferists,7.*'ie. L  ���������  ���������  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������J  ||  Wrinkles      . :   ^  Can be Removed and  the Skin made Soft Jt  and Youthful in appearance by using-  Peach Bloom   ������   <  Skin Food*  To Purify the Blood, Xone  up the System and give new  ,.  Life and Vigor nothing equals  Perfect  Health-pills*  fiO cts. each at Driiff stores or sent  prepaid on receipt of price.  Ckown Mkdicink Co., Tohonto.  ������-.  GOLD MINES"  Jteljinj;.   ISiu-iiiiijr   Skin   Disease  Cured for  :$5 Out*.  Dr. Agnew's Ointment relieves in one  day, cures tetter, salt rheum, piles, scald  head, eczema, barbers' itch, ulcers,  blotches and all eruptions of the skin. It  is soothing and quieting, and acts like  magic in the cure of all baby humors.  35 cents.  Mother Graves'  Worm Exterminator  pleasant to take ; sure   and    effectual  destroying worms.    Many   have   tried  with best results.  Gfet in on tlio Ground Floor if You  Want to Mako Money.  A'" limited number of promoters'shares in a  first-class company for sale. Promoters'profits  are largo, and they arc sure. Agents wanted.  Standard stocks at lowest rates.  R.   S..WRIGHT   &   CO.,  99 BAY STREET. TORONTO.  A6ENTS-"V.rCT0R.r.\ SIXTY YEARS A  Queen"���������the book of th* year: is trointr to sell;  defies coinpctitkn; over too illustrations; elegant bindings: po-ntlar -.rk*os ; outfit only f> to -,  write quick.   G. M. R* *NE & SUNS. Toronto.  Gold is King-i  Plant your I  home claim with I  Steele, Briggsl  "Hijrh Grade" Seeds,  ���������old by leading dealers.  Ask for them.  Safe investment.  GOLDEN RETURNS  CATALOGUES FREE  I The Steele;-Briggs Seed Co.  Toronto, Ont.  ���������*T **j-������_ ���������  a  Swindled Citizen.  "I don't think much of this kineto-  scope business," grumbled Mr. Pneer.  "Here I've paid half a dollar to see a  picture of a train coming toward me at  full speed, when I can see the real thing  out of doors a dozen times a. day for nothing. A mau is about the biggest durn  fool in creation, anvhow!"  Dyspepsia aud Indigestion.���������C. W. Snow  & Co., Syracuse. N. Y., writes: "Please  send us ten gross of Pills. We are selling  more of Parmelee's Pills than any other  Pill we keep. They have a great reputation for the cure of Dyspepsia and LiveJ  Complaint." Mr. Charles A. Smith, Lind-  say, writes: "Parmelee's Pills are an  excellent medicine. My sister has been  troubled with severe headache, but these  pills have cured her."  VICTOR"  ELECTRIC MOTOR.  ������������������*���������  1-2 Horse Power  -  -   -   - $ 50  1 Horse Power  -   -   -      65  2 Horse Power   -   -  -   -   -    75  3 Horse Power  -   -   -     110  -   -   -   140  A PAIL  {WITHOUT  H00PS4^ I  9  ���������  to  Where He Clot It.  "I've given up the idea   of   trying  break Willie of using coarse slang."  "Can't you keep him off the   streets?"  "Yes, that's easy enough,   but   I can't  keep him from reading Sam   Jones's sermons."  Why go limping and whining about  your corns, when a '25 cent bottle of Hollo-  way's Corn Cure will remove them ? Give  it a trial, aud you will not regret it.  Write for Cash Discounts.  Special prices on larger sizes.    Every  Electric Motor is guaranteed.  ���������*������������������  TORONTO TYPE FOUNDRY, Ltd.  44 Bay Street, Toronto,  That means a long W  )'f lasting Pail. \w  Its   many   qualities \(jf  \m are unique.  The price makes it  ������  available to all.  $ THE E.B.EDDY GO'S  w INDURATED FIBREWARE  PAILS, TUBS, BAITS, DISHES, ETC.  0*  T. N. U.  109  By attending the Northern Business College, Owei.  Sound, Ont. II you wanttoknow what is taught in ou:  Business Course besides writing, send for Annual Announcement., which is sent free.   C. A. Fleming, Prin'L  Splendid Equipment and Good Solid Work  ��������� Have plneed the���������  OK TORONTO,  At the ton. It iiaa more teachers, more students, and assists irmny lrtore. youiiR men and  women into pood uositioi " than any ether Canadian Business School. Oct particulars. Enter  anytime. Write W H. HAW. Principal.  Yonge and Gemini Streets, Toronto. K '".  3ARN  BUILDING.  Kaws or com ^r,  HAY  a ARM  The Right Way and  tlie Wrong  Way���������A  Model Structure.   ;,  When a new structure is erected, economy of ' tlie running as -well as the  present building expense ought to he of  the first importance. Notwithstanding  >his fact, there are dozens of farms and  other outbuildings just completed which are  inconvenient to  inconvenient barn, the last degree.  The Farm Journal gives a sketch of a  cross section of a new barn and cowhouse, which is here reproduced. As  will be seen at cut 1, every pound of  !k_y and grain must be carried arid  placed in the mangers of 80 or 40 cows  and all the manure wheeled out, making  a good place for three hired men, where  two, or a man and a boy, could , do it  easily if things were fixed right.  The gentleman who owns the place is  able to hire all the help he needs, but  complains already of the,cost of making  milk.'" ;,  In the second cut, from the same  source, is, shown another barn for 50  cows. The owner of this second barn  has nothing finished in trass and walnut, but everything is so practical he  makes milk at a profit. The arrangements are in three stories. A slight hillock permits ba;?;, and grain to be driven  upon the second floor over a short incline. Here traps permit its delivery into the feeding alley beneath, without  carrying it. No mangers are used.  The alley floor is of cement, slightly  hollowing under the cows' noses, and  the bran and hay are merely worked one  way and the other with fork, rake and  broom. Tho manure is dropped through  the floor into wagons and carts in the  at G, to stop arid unhitch at c as soon as  the plow is thrown out, follow the direction marked by the arrow, and, after  taking our nooning, come back to c.  hitch to the plow and go to work. In  comparing the two methods we notice  that all the travel marked by the dotted  lines at a and b. is entirely useless. , All  that,is necessary to.accomplish the same  object is the travel indicated by the  full lines at c and d. This may seem  like a small matter, but when work is  crowding time is money, and these daily  repeated wastes amount to something in  time and help.  MRS.  GOULD'S NURSERY.  r^ZOO/f  COWS  FEFDfNG  ALLEY  ______  ''''.';. Fertilizers In Connecticut.   ��������� '  It is reported- from the Connecticut  state station that during the season of  1895 cottonseed meal was the cheapest  source of  available  nitrogen.    Experiments indicate that it is as rapidly and  fully available as the best forms of animal matter. It has been extensively used  in home mixed fertilizers and has given  perfect satisfaction.. Castor pomace is an  expensive form of organic nitrogen and  used chiefly by certain tobacco growers,  who still prefer it to cottonseed meal.  The Poquonock   experiments  indicate  that   cottonseed   meal   in   equivalent  quantity yielded  tobacco of the same  quality in all respects as castor pomace,  and at a much lower, cost for fertilizers.  In acid rock phosphate available phosphoric acid has cost on the average very  considerably less than in dissolved bone-  black. ; Those who have  tried the acid  phospnate in home mixed fertilizers report very favorably, finding little or no  trouble from  caking or "setting" after  mixing.   Potash in. the sulphates, both  high and low grade, has cost about 1  cent more per pound than in the muriates.*  The experiment of the Connecticut farmers as reported at the station was  favorable to the home mixtures as regards both effectiveness and economy.  CONVENIENT BARN.  basement and hauled out upon the land  before the goodness drains out of it.  Ventilators back of the cows and over  the drops carry the foul air out of doors.  To measure out bran is considered a  ���������waste of time, the bran scoop being  gauged to indicate, the quantity fed.  The handling and rehandlingof manure  is a great expense long since proved  needless. Let us copy the economies of  our prosperous competitors in the throbbing city centers.  Bordeaux Mixture and JTunglroid.  H. P. Gould of the Maine rstatiori reports on experiments with bordeaux  mixture and fungiroid for the prevention of potato rot. The use of bordeaux  mixture as a preventive gave the most  satisfactory results. Fungiroid ; is a  fungicide which, it is claimed, is a  powdered form of bordeaux mixture.  The total yield was less, and a greater  percentage of rotten tubers were present-  where fungiroid was used than where  bordeaux mixture was employed, although fungiroid gave better results  than where no_ application of fungicides  was made.  The Moth. Problem.  The city of Rochester has solved the  problem of ridding itself of the troublesome moths that infest the trees and old  buildings by .offering prizes of money to  ichool children for large collections, in  ���������ffect placing a bounty on the pests. In  two years, according to American Cultivator, about 9,000,000 cocoons have  been gathered and destroyed, with the  result that the city is said to be practically free from the pest.  The Way Some Children  of a Millionaire  Are Taken Care Of.  The most completely equipped nursery  in this country, if not in the world, is  that in Mrs. Gould's home at Lakewood  ���������nurseries, more probably, for there are  three, with a baby to each. The two  older children, Kingdon and Jay, having  arrived at the mature ages of 11 and 9,  graduated from the nursery proper at Che  advent of the last young Gould, a year  ago, or thereabout. The latest arrival is  named George for his father, and this is  nursery No. 3, Nos, 1 and 2 being occupied respectively by Mistresses Marjory  and Helen. '  One of the principal equipments of a  nursery���������next to a baby���������is a nurse, and.  with this important appendage each of  the three nurseries is provided. In addition there, is a trained nurse���������the kind  which receives ������25 a week and all expenses paid. She, the trianed nurse, is  employed as the commander in chief of  the nursery army, that there may be  skilled knowledge always at hand in case  of croup or colic or any infantile disease  to which even the Gould children may be  heirs. With a trained nurse always at  hand, Mrs. Gould can feel comparatively  at ease in her mind when she runs up  town to spend the night at the Waldorf  in order to attend the opera or dance.  The,young Goulds are a pretty healthy  young \family, owing to the sensible  manner in which they are being brought  up���������no . sweets,   much   outdoor   exercise  stranger,   asked   one   of   the   brokers, a  friend of his, who the woman was.  "Why," was the reply, "that's the  clairvoyant operator. She's a real clairvoyant all right, and she reads the future  turns in the market and buys and sells  accordingly. Or at least Bhe thinks she  reads the future, and maybe she does, for  she hits lasted longer than the ordinary  Woman -speculator. She has been at it  fo-'vnonths."���������New York 'Mail  and   Ex-  pi' riS. :'.'.'���������''.  MEXICAN   PEARL FISHING.  WHEN  WORKING A TEAM.  Where to Unhitch, Whether on Plow, Harrow or Drill.  It is a favorite habit with many farmers and farmhands when working a  team, whether on plow, harrow, drill  or any other implement, to turn around  and start on a new track or furrow before unhitching at noon or at night. I  have also noticed this same practice  ���������when one horse tools are used, such as  cultivators, shovel plows, markers and  the like. The reason for this is, as one  plowman explains it, to be ready to go  to work again. This may be very commendable in the individual, but it is an  ���������expensive notion, and, when circumstances are just right, it may become  very expensive. A case of this kind is  brought to notice, with the aid of an illustration, in Farm and Fireside:  A, B, C, D represent a partly plowed  field. The land, E, is back furrowed and  * News and Notes.  It appears to have been conclusively  proved that electricity hastens the dissemination of seeds.  Thrifty growth, frequent transplanting and careful hardening are the secrets of strong, tough, early vegetable  plants.  Professor   Bailey  has succeeded   in  . grafting the tomato upon potato stems.  A contributor to The Orange Judd  Farmer says that club root follows when  hog manure is put upon cabbage ground.  The Juno pea is a main crop variety  for which special merits are claimed.  Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-seven is a new early pea of promise.  A first early flat cabbage is catalogued  under the name Early Spring.  and "early to bed and early to rise," so  that the trained nurse's position is almost a sinecure. Besides her bedroom,  she has her own private sitting' room  and her meals are, served there. She has  much time for reading and sewing and  exercise, and at Christmas and various  holidays she is handsomely remembered  with gifts, a watch set with diamonds  being one of her latest presents.  In addition to the three babies, the  three nurses and the trained nurse, other  furnishings (?) of the Gould nurseries ara  sanitary arrangements of the latest and  most approved styles. Each youngster has  his or her own porcelain bathtub (a portable one); there are machines for testing  baby's weight upon occasions; light gymnastic apparatus is provided for the older  ohildren. The';. open fireplaces are well  guarded with wire screens. Small stoves  for "light housekeeping" have corners to  themselves, with cupboards, where the  few dishes and utensils necessary for  nursery cooking are kept Toys of every-  known description abound, with hubby-  horses and steam cars galore. Many pretty  and attractive pictures adorn the wall,  and screens are everywhere. When baby  reaches the age demanding steady employment in order to keep little fingers  from mischief, plenty of pictures, a paste  pot and a screen are provided, and great  is the fun .which: follows. When one  screen is pasted full of pictures, it is dispatched to the garret or the bonfire and  another one commenced. Scissors without points are another feature and the  most popular one in these nurseries. No  arrangements are made for window washing���������-Queen "Victoria's pet pastime when,  she was an infant���������by. the young Goulds,  but possibly they have never expressed  any desire for this practical employment,  for otherwise it would be provided, as  every reasonable wish of her ohildren  Mrs. Gould delights to gratify.���������Exchange.  WHEN AND WHERE TO UNHITCH.  teady to leave for tho land, F, to be  plowed by going around it or turning tc  the left. Before turning out, in coming  down the last furrow, the team turns  the corner a, travels across the back furrow land, E, which is about 10 paces  wide, turns the corner at b, travels up  the furrow until the plow is started and  is here stopped and unhitched. It is then  turned clear around, comes down around  the plow, turns the corner at b, travels  back across the same land and is then  ready to start for the stable, the direction indicated by the arrow. After dinner, when the team arrives at a, it travels across the same land and makes the  various turns a third time, all for the  purpose of "being ready to go to work."  The proper way would be. as shown  The Fa���������^mers, Cabbage.  While market gardeners are finding  late cabbage sold too cheaply to allow  them any profit, this does not appear to  be the fact with farmers who have  cheaper land, says American Cultivator.  Here is the explanation given by the  authority referred to:  The excess of fertility in the market  garden does not count for growing late  cabbage, as the heads have to be turned  down in order-to prevent.them from  splitting. Any good corn land with a  dressing of manure will be rich enough  for the late cabbage crop. The secret is  in manuring and plowing the land early,  and then thoroughly working it until  the last of June or first of July, when  the cabbage is to he planted. This fills  the soil full of plant food, and the plants  will grow better at first than will those  of the market gardener following some  early crop. Four thousand head of cabbage per acre, at 2 or 3 cents a head,  make a return larger than most farmers  get from an acre by average farm crops.  Strawberries In Central New York.  On Oswego  county's very stony uplands Beder Wood is the best early and  Parker Earle the best strawberry ever  tested.  Mary, the finest berry grown in  some sections of the country, is a failure here. The same may be said of Tim-  brell, and Atlantic is a failure with the  ordinary grower,   although   fine with  some.   Marshall is to be recommended,  but the  early blossoms are frequently  destroyed by frost.    William Belt is a  sort  to keep  the eye on  closely,   as,  though not yet much tested, it seems  likely to prove a leader, writes a con-  teibutor to American Agriculturist.  Noah 'With a Veneeance.  The rain had been coming down almost  in a cloudburst for several days'and the  gulches were filled with rushing torrents.  The Ozark mountains lay in a mist*  dense as a fog on the banks of Newfoundland. Word came to town that many of  the lowland dwellers were in need of help  and rescue parties were organized. In  one of the hollows the rescuers met another Noah. He was seated upon the roof  of his house, with a pig, hens, roosters,  ducks and turkeys.  "Come on. Get into the boat," shouted  one of the rescuers.  "Not unless you take the stock."  "Well, pass it along."  The stock .was quickly transferred to  the boat and then Noah got in. The  party were about to leave when the old  fellow said:���������  "Hold on! I most forgot. There's the  old woman I" ' ��������� t  "Where is she?"  "Up on the barn yonder. I was so busy  getting up the stock that I didn't hove  time to take keer of her."  They rowed over to the barn, and  there, sure enough, was his wife, so overcome with cold that she could hardly  speak and had to be almost carried into  the large flatboat.  "Any one else around here?" sternly  asked one of the rescuers.  "We've got about all the live stock.  There's one pig, too heavy for me to  carry to the roof. He's around somewhere  if he ain't washed out. Don't you _____  you might look around for him a bit?"  But the party rowed away, paying no  heed to the sinful Noah's solicitude for  his live stock and thoroughly disgusted  with his indifference for his better half,  whom he left to look after herself.���������Detroit Free Press.  The Annual Yield of t ho Gulf of California  is About $350,000.    * V!  The agent'of the P_nglish proprietors  of the concession granted by the Mexican  republic for a monopoly of pearl fishing  in the gulf of California recently arrived  in San Francisco and gave some interesting details of the present methods employed in their industry, which has continued, ever since the occupation of the  country in the time of Cortes.  ������ The whole coast oft* the gulf of California abounds in pearls, and the concessions control the entire territory.  Until within the last few years native  divers were employed, and the depth,, to  which they could descend did not exceed  35 feet. With the introduction ,of diving  apparatus ������the limit of depth was increased to 30 fathoms. The best divers  could formerly remain under water not'  to exceed two minutes. A modern diver  thinks 'nothing of a two hour stop in  water 100 feet in depth, though at greater  depths the stay is necessarily shortened  on account of the enormous pressure of  the rsuperincumbent water. A diver when  upon the. floor of the ocean looks. about  for the oyster which he tears from the  object to which it is attached, and places  it in a small bag hanging to a rope,  which is hauled into the boat on a given  signal. Sometimes the number of oysters  secured is large and at other times only  a few are caught:  The diver does not confine himself to  the pearl oyster alone, but if he sees a  rare specimen of coral or a new species  of shell he places it in his bag and sends,  it to the surface, where it becomes the  property of the concession and one source  of its large  income.  Last year the value of the pearls harvested in Lower California was alone  *}S3oO,000. In addition 5,000 tons of shells  were exported, which were valued at $1,-  250,000 more. Pearl fishing is the entire  occupation of the natives, and La Paz,  the headquarters, a city of the peninsula,  with about 2.000 Inhabitants, is. solely  dependent upon the industry. The business is one of chance, and the pursuit is  a fascinating one to the natives, who are  born gamblers. ;  ."��������� Every oyster does not contain its pearl,  and only at intervals, and rare ones at  that, is a really valuable pearl discovered.  The largest one ever found was about  three-quarters of . an inch in diameter,  and was sold in Paris to tjhe emperor of  Aitstria\idr $10,000 Many black, pearls  are found in Lower California and are  valued higher than the pure white. The  large majority are seed pearls and are  only of moderate value. <   ���������-.  San Francisco is not the market for  Mexican pearls, though it ought to be.  The harvest is exported straight to London and Paris and distributed from  those great markets.  The dangers of pearl fishing have always been exaggerated, possibly to give  a fictitious value to the beautiful gems.  The loss of life in the fisheries in Lower  California was undoubtedly larger before  the introduction of the diving dress. But  it is not an established fact that the  deaths were always caused by the shark  or octopus, though these marine monsters  were without doubt responsible for the  loss of many lives. Every diver has plenty  of hair raising stories to relate of narrow  escapes from death, but as he is the only  witness of these affairs it makes the difficulty to substantiate them so much  greater.  The occupation at best is a hazardous  one, and those who were engaged in it  before the introduction of diving apparatus were always short lived. The demand  in the world's markets for pearls of extra  beauty is always far in excess of the supply.���������-San Francisco Call.  ,   '      , Cabinet Offices.  An effort will be made during thl3  congress to have the number of cabinet  officers increased to nine. The proposition being agitated i.s to create a cabinet  department of commerce: and industry,  says the Washington Star.  The first cabinet, that of Washington,  consisted of five members. The secretary  of state was paid $3,500 a year, and the  other's $3,000 each. War .and navy formed  one;, department, .and there was no department of the interior or of agriculture. ,  The first increase in the number of cabinet officers was under President Jefferson, who had a secretary of the navy and  a secretary' of, war instead of the two  offices being jn one. The number remained at six until President Taylor's  term, when a secretary of the interior  was added. Just before the close of Presi- '  dent Cleveland's first term the department of agriculture was established and  a secretary,".'of agriculture was created.  Prior to that there had been a commissioner of agriculture.  ��������� The salaries of the cabinet officers  have been increased'" from time to time  until now tihey are $8,000 each per year.  During the first three or fojr administrations of the United States the cabinets  were not composed exclusively of men  who agreed in politics. Washington's  administration was kept in a state of  turmoil by the disagreements between  Hamilton and Jefferson, until finally the  cabinet was broken up. Madison, John  Adams and Jackson had much trouble  with their cabinets. Madison had 17 men  in his cabinet during two terms. Jackson had 19,and Grant had 21. It has  been ii rare thing for a cabinet to remain  without change throughout an entire administration. '.'"*  A Versatile Applicant.  The persistency, fertility and resource <  of the office seeker are often matters of  amazement even to the oldest men ia  public life who have coped with * the  question for years. Chauncey M. Depew  recently received a '.most., astonishing  epistle,from a, Pennsylvanian who seeks  to serve the country. The writer prefaced his, letter with the remark that he  had been* told that Mr. Depew would be  made embassador to England and made  application for the position of private  secretary. He went on with an account  of his hunt for office by saying, that primarily he had hoped to get an office'from  Major McKinley, but that the president  had disappointed hirn. h  He continued that he had relied on  Mr. Hanna next, but that he was also  disappointed there. Then he turned to  Colonel McGook, but hndingi the latter  was not to be in the cabinet he thought  he would like to go abroad and so applied to*Colonel John Hay.for the post of  private secretary, understanding that he  was. to be embassador. He inclosed a reply  from Colonel Hay, in' which the latter  said that he had not been appointed embassador and didn't know whether he  should be, and if he was ' he should not  heed the services offered. Then the writer  turned to Mr. Depew as a last resort  and concluded, "In the event that you.  should not be appointed embassador to'  England, could you not give me employment on your railroad as flagman, brake-  man or something of the kind?" Mr.  Depew laughed heartily over the letter  and said that candor and scope were certainly virtues of this remarkable applicant.���������New York Tribune.  Ill  Sun Runs a Printing: Press.  Attempts have been made to utilize  the sun's heat to do useful mechanical  work, and Ericsson, the Swedish Inventor, devised a form of engine in which  the rays were reflected from and concentrated by a curved mirror upon a small  pipe filled with water, steam being thereby generated, which was utilized to drive  a steam engine, furnishing power to run  a printing press of two horsepower capacity���������-Boston Budget.  A Slander on Americans.  "And you have found Parischarming?"  said a Paris doctor to two American ladies.  "Just great," replied the mother.  "We've been here a fortnight, and we've  seen everything and everybody." Then  the daughter chimed in, "Yes, as ma said  yesterday, if we stopped here much longer,  we should become regular parasites."���������  Household Words.  The Cltiirvoyant Operator.  An odd sight is to be witnessed dai^y  on the Consolidated Exchange. "Visitor*  for some time have noted a little group  of. women who stand all day long in th������  gallery at the Broadway end of the building. They also notice one particular  broker on the floor who is continually  craning his neck and glancing at one of  the women in that group. Every onoe in  awhile, after a glance, he jumps into the  wheat pit, which is just under the edge  of the gallery  and makes a   transaction.  Only the observing will notice, however, any connection between his operations and the woman whom he watches.  From 10.30 o'clock till 8 o'clock b_b  stands there with one hand resting over  the railing. With slight movements of  this hand she gives orders to buy and sell  wheat to the broker. The number of  fingers extended indicate the number of  thousands of bushels to be done, and a  twist up or down of the whole hand te_a  the broker whether to buy or sell.  But that is not the quesg^part of it. A  The Queen's Nearest-Friend.,  So few are the survivors among those  who were connected with the court dur-  ingt he Queen's too-brief married life,  that her Majesty naturally feels a special  attachment to such of them as are still  spared by the hand of time. Amone them  the Dowager Duchess of Atholl, who last  week arrived at Balmoral as lady in  waiting, and who has held important  post* in the royal household for an unbroken period of nearly fifty years, occupies tho foremost place. There is no one  outside the royal family circle who enjoys  a larger share of the Queen's friendship  and confidence than the Dowager Duchess, with whom her Majesty loves to recall the memories of happy days long  gone by, and in whom she has ever  found a wise counselor, a sympathetic  consoler and a thoroughly congenial companion and friend.  He Kexniuded Her.  Mr. Gadley���������My dearest, in that dress,  with that cluster of rosbuds in your hair  and that dreamy, tender light in your  eyes you look as young as you did when  I first saw you. It seems to me that every  year brings some new charm, some additional grace to your manner. I tell you  there are few women in the world who  could retain the freshness, the beauty,  the���������  Mrs. Gadley (wearily)���������I had forgotten  that the lodge meets to-night, Henry.  Please be careful of the milk pitcher  when you come up the steps in the morning, will you?"  A Rocking Chair Injures Health.  The Journal of Hygeio-Therapy says:  "The swaying motion of a swing or rocking chair is inclined to produce congestion  of the head, and this is the reason of its  soothing effect. We consider it injurious  to older people as well as to children.  Many a woman rocks much vitality away.  She begins talking to her friends, and almost without consciousness begins her  ceaseless, nervous rock, violating both the  rule of good taste and the laws of her  body."  She Couldn't Smile.  There are those whose power of expression is forever lagging behind their  sense of appreciation. They may feel a  thing deeply and they may seo a thing,  keenly, but somehow they can't make it  manifest. In some casees they can't even  look it.  Many a woman has in silence relished  a "joke" just as fully as her friend who  goes off into perfect guffaws over it. But  she gets none of the credit. It's really  tragic���������this being unable ever to look  your sense of humor, almost as bad, indeed, as having no humor at all. A man  who is afflicted in this way says that he  can imagine no more inconvenient, if noti  actually torturing, state of things. For  instance, he was once traveling on a railway train when a very pretty girl, whom  he chanced to face, did a thing that of  course no girl ought to do, but which the  best of them have been known to, stared  straight at the young man and smiled.  It was a very   faint   smile,    but for all  that there was  no   mistaking   it.    What  was   more,    the   girl   kept   on   smiling  whenever she had the chance.    And   the  young man?    Well,   he naturally wanted  to smile back. He was, in the first place,  appreciative of such favors,    and,   in the  second place, he was at an age when they  were most appealing.    But smile back he i  couldn't.      Again and again   did he try, j  and again and again did he   fail.    Never;  had his affliction so dominated him.     At|  last ho made up   his   mind   that craok a*  smile he   would before they reached this <  oity, no matter what   it cost.    It was no  use, though.    Smile   was   just   what he  couldn't, in that responsive way at least,  and he thus reached   his   journey's   end'  without so much   as a flicker of acknow- |  ledgment   crossing   his    countenance.���������  New York Sun.  .1  V,-*V':.*I  mm  m  "���������.'������?  ;������������������  .tf. WEEKLY    NEWS    AUG.,    3rd,      1&97.  rf-->M-iiw,ra.ijr-n������_M i^_ r*r* Hj*������* .  THI fEMLY MilS  ssued   Every Tuesday  .        At Union, B. G.  M.'Whitney,'Editor. ���������'.  TEilMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  ,    IN   ADVANCE.  One  Year   ...   .  Six Months   ...  Single Copy ....  ������2 00  1 25  0 05  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One isoh per year.:..'..1.   . $ 12.00  ;.'    ..   month  ........     150  eighth col   per year    25 00  fourth   .. ....*.. ...-.     .WOO  week, .,' line       ........ ,...,...'. 10  Local  iiotices.per line   ................    a 20  Notices    of  Births,    Marriages    and  Deaths,  50 cents each insertion.  No Advertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons   failing to get, THE NEWS   regularly should notify the OFFICE.  TUESDAY,    AUG.   3rd,   1897.  TH-E" ENTERTAINMENT to be  given Thursday evening August 12th, in'  the Presbyterian Church here will be of a  most interesting character.. The massed  choirs of the various churches, under the  leadership of Rev. Mr. Hicks, will furnish the music. The 'chief feature however, and that for which the entertainment has been arranged "-as .a frame, will  be the presentation, of awards in the  Literary Prize Tournament ��������� in which the  pupils who successfully passed the last  examination in this district for admission  to a high school, are contestants. The  occasion appeals to all who would encourage a love of, literature in the young,  especially to parents. The invitation to  attend is extended to all, and we trust will  be generally accepted. There will be no  charge for admission, although a collection may be taken up to defray the  expenses connected 'with the emertain-  ment.  ',.'.:..  ing fill and winter, they will be compelled  to labor for   others.    The   labor: market  will be glutted,  and wages  greatly  reduced.    With   famine    prices  for   food,  what Lhen can be saved ?    It  should  not  be forgotten, that previous  to this season  it has been the custom for those going to  the Yukon gold fields, to  take with them  a year's supply of food.    It  is  questional;^ whether in the mad rush to get there  now, the chance for food is not  taken by  very many, and the supply soon be short.  If  so,   there   will  follow     indescribable  misery.    It is doubtful if any   relief could  be provided  before  another season.    If  there be a scarcity of food,  as there may  not unlikely be,   what is there but starvation   ahead?    We do not  say   anything  .against anybody going, it  would be useless to do so.    Some have obtained sudden   riches.;   others   may   fair  equally as  well.    But too great' provision   cannot be  made   for the   crusade   into the   frozen  north.    Many  an enlei prise  has  ended  in disaster, for want of adequate preparation,   which   might with  due  precaution,  and proper equipment, have been crowned with success. <���������, The question of clothing  should ,be considered,  also  con'sen-  t'rated and suitable foods,   and simple but  necessary remedies.    A little forethought  now  may   save a world of   trouble  later  on.*   Under proper  conditions   one  may  doubtless   enjoy   health   and life   on   the  ��������� Yukon as well as elsewhere.  ggrThere is Nothing  LEATHER  ���������**&8%0&>%  THIS___Et.  ^pHISTLES -are one of the greatest  pests with which farmers .are -troubled  They should be cut before "going 'to  seed" Indeed, the law requires the  owners of lands to cut down this pest not  only on their own premises, but on the  roadside   next  .their   land.    It    imposes  ti    :  severe penalties for failure to do this, and  any  one may enter complaint.    But the  trouble is thai one  does not like to   complain  against a neighbor, and  hence no  effort is made to enforce the law.  <    Year  before  last  the  annual  meeting  of the Comox Agricultural and Industrial  Association authorized  the president of  the Association to  appoint  some  one to  see  that   the  law  was  enforced  in  this  district.    This was  intended to make the  Association,     and    not     an   individual  responsible   for   the   laws   enforcement.  But   so far   as we   know the   resolution  passed   is a   dead   letter.    The govern  ment   should   through   its   constabulary  institute proceedings to compel obedience  to the mandate of the law.    This year no  on; appears to b3 doing  anything on his  own premises, much less along  the road-  s de, to  suppress a pest  which is  bound  to  become  under  present  conditions as  universal   as  disasterous.    It  is passing-  strange that the  farmers will   not protect  their   own   interest.    There   are   chistles  everywhere.  LIKE  If it is I ell PutTopther  So here it is : :������������������  Single Harness at $lo, $12, $1$ per set  and up.��������� Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips at 10,  25,   50  and a good   Raw-  ���������   hide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone  at $1 and up to $2.  THE GOLDEN   KLONDIKE.  j[  HE news from the north is sufficiently exciting  to stir the blood of the most  slu������-*"rish.     If the   accounts   which   reach  us are half true, the.  wealth   to be found  is simply   marvelous.    But it  should   be  remembered that placer mining does not  last long, and   that while  only a few may  go from this vicinity, many hundreds will  go from the Province; and from the great  congested     cities    of   our    neighboring  country,   thousands   are already  on their  way to the New Eldorado.    What will be  the result ?    Of the large  numbers which  will   reach    there    the   present   season.  many   will   land   with   but Lt.Ie mean;..  They  have been  attracted hither by the  reported high wages paid for laLor.    Not  prepared by experience or  having  funds  to prospect  at   once, in   fa;..,   d barred  from that by inclemency of the approach- J  P R I Z E    A W A R D  ENTERTAINMENT.  ^HE ENTERTAINMENT at which  the   prizes   offered by   THE   NEWS,   and  supplemented by the Rev. John A.-Logan,  and later by   Mr. T. D. McLean,   will be  publicly   awarded,  will   take place at the  '��������� . ������  Presbyterian Church,   Thursday  evening  August 12th.        ^  A program of unusual interest will be  provided.  The Church Choirs will be massed for  ���������the occassion. Rev.. W. Hicks will, be the  'Musical Di recto.', and' Mrs'. Ed. McKim  Organist.  Tlie following gentlemen are expected  to deliver addresses: Rev. John' A.  Logan, Rev. A. T.iit, Principal Bennett of the Union School, Mr. J. A. HalH-  day, teacher at Grantham, Mr. Landells)  teacher of Courtenay School, Rev J. X.  Wiilemar, and M. Whitney, editor of Trie  News.  Everybody cordially invited. No  charge for admission. Doors open at  7:30 p.m.  First Prize by The News���������"Queen's  of England," two volumes, illustrated  with 19 steel portraits.  Second Prize by Rev. J. A. Logan���������  "Audubon, the Naturalist," "Young Folk:-.'  Scottish Tales," "Mary Queen of Scots,''  and "Queen Victoria," four volumes.  Third Prize by Mr. T. D McLean.���������  "Peotical Works of Longfellow," one  volume, illustrated.  Fourth Prize by The News���������"History of English.Literatuie," one volume.  Fifth Prize by The News.���������"Cow-  pers Poems," one volume, illustrated.  Have a Care.  Too much care cannot be taken, especially during the dry summer months, not  to leave p'iper, shavings, and light combustibles around the premises, where an  end of a lighted cigar, or a match which  has been used to light a pipe or cigar,  may be carelessly tossed. A little care  may save a big fire.  I have the largest Stock  of  WHIPS   in  town and also the ,  Best Axle Greaseat Q BO���������_!S   Fop Twenty���������FiveSCents--. ������������������  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  P  PKO-Ut'TLV  AND  NEATLY DONE  Mpairing.'f  Wesley Willard  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������    Ifanaimo B. C  Manufactures   the  finest  cigars   and  employes none but white labor. '  Why purchase inferior foreign  cigars  when you can obtain a superior  arti  CLE fo. the same money  ��������� ������������������ '   ���������-  f_P_^0_~__E=SI02>T_^__,,;  Drs. Lawrence  & Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  U-TIOIT B.C.  We have appointed Mr. Jarnes Abrams our collector until' iurtner notice, to whom all overdue accounts  "-���������ay be paid.-  <_MW^._-->--*v-r.-t__M.������~'-*-������V'l^^^  ---���������-. " ��������� ������  HARRISON, P.   MILLARD,  PllV.S'.Ct/.:--,      SUKGKONr    AND      AtVOltCHKUK.  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Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.  *3  Steamer City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  The   Steamer  CITY of NANAIMO  will sail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers  and freight may offer  Leave Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.  '*   Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, 7 a.m.  "      Nanaimo for Victoria    Saturdcy, 7 a.m  For freight or state  rooms  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  Society     Cards  I.    U.    O.    F.  Union Lodge,   No.    ii.   meets   eery  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. Anle\vR..S.  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. a  L.   Mounce, Sec.  Hiram Looge N014A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers    cordially  requested  to attend.,'  R. S. McConnell,  1 Secretary.  Cumberland   Encampment.  No. 6,   I. 6. O. F.,   Union, o   ^  Meets every alternate:  Wednesdays of  each month'at 8   o'clock p. m.    Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Combe, Scribe.  Esquimait & Nana.mo  Railway Gompany.  A'OTIiJE.    .  TO PROSPECTORS, Miners, and  Holders of Mineral Cl-.ims on unoccupied land within the Esquimalt & Nanaimo  Railway Company's Land Grant���������FOR  ONE YEAR ONLY from the the date of  this notice, the Railway Company wili  sell their rights to all Minerals, (excepting  Coal and Iron) and the Surface rights of  Mineral Claims, at the price of $5.00 per  acre. Such sales will oe subject to all  other reservations contained in conveyances from the Company prior to this  date. One-half of the purchase money  to be paid ten daws after recording the  Claim with the government, and a duplicate of the record to be filed in the Company's Land Office, Victoria, on payment  of the first instalment. The balance of  the purchase money to be paid in two  equal instalments, at the expiration of six  and twelve months, without interest.  Present holders of Mineral Claims ulio  have not previously made other arrangements with the Company for acquiring  Surface and Mineral rights, are hereby  notified to at once make the first payment on their Claims, as otherwise they  will be deemed and treated as trespassers.  Leonard H. Solly,  Victoria, B.C. ~j    Land Commissioner  June 1,  1897.  2390  tf������1R    SHXB  FOR SALE.���������My house and two  lots  in  the village of Courtenay.  K. Gra#t. Union.  T7OR SALE, RANCH-One mile and a  -������������������*��������� half from Union, contains 160 acrea  and will be disposed of at a low figure. Enquire of James Abrams.  For Sale.���������The dwelling house and  lot on Maryport avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is i% storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, NEWS OFFICE.  C.H. TflBBELL  ������s_>ealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  t^Agent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and  -���������-Ranges-  Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight heaters  DO TOD"  Till YOUR  LOCILMFEE?  It publishes all that is worthy 0/ notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports  GOOD ORDER, PUBLIC ENTERPRISES, THE CHURCHES, FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.  It Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories,  Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original "Chatter."  And is the ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER in the PROVINCE  which has a TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE.  It is the exponent of the district, ar.d  by ii the district will be judged by the  outside public.  It is ;m: CHEAP a������ a good paper can  be produced in a country di>trict.  Give it your yeni-rous support and there  will be increased"iinpr< venir-r.ts.  Florist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  Seeds.! Ornamental   Trees and  Shrubsla .ways.  Also ^bulbs   in   variety,    including  Hyacinths,   Narcissus,   Fuchias, D  Tulips and Xiillies.  -     - B. C.  Union,  "\ J 7 ANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquire  at "News Office.  FOR RENT-The boarding  house late  ly occupied by Mr.  A.   Lindsay.    App'y  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  General Teaming. Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  CUMBERLAND    SHOE    SHOP.  I have moved into my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, where I am prepared  to manufacture and repair all kinds oi  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call.  NELSON PARKS.  T. D.  McLEAN,  WATCHMAKER   AND    JEWELER.  WE KEEP  A select stock of Watches, Clocks,  Jewelry, Stationery, FishingTackle  etc. In our Repairing Department we can jjive the very best of  satisfaction. We have secured a  first class Watchmaker who has  had many years experience on fine  Repairing in the East, and are  now better prepared than ever be  fore to do all kinds of Watch  Clock and Jewelry Repairing.  YOU CAN  rely on getting a  First  Class  Job  if left with us.  ALL ORDERS  will    receive    prompt    attention.  receive    prompt  Give us a call.  T. D. IcLSlI,  TjasrioiNr.  jB. ���������C_?  >?������������������-��������� ���������.  <i  ��������� V]  SUBSCRIBE FOR "THE NEWS."  $2 OO PER ANNUM. THE    WEEKLY    NEWS,   AUG.,    3rd,    1897.  If  Longfellow's First Poem.  .-.'������������������ Mr. Finney's Turnip.  ; Mr. F-nney had a turnip,  And it grew, and it grew,  And it grew behind the barn,  And the turnip did no harm.  And it grew and it grew,  Till it could grow no taller;  __ Then Mr. Finney took it up  And put it in the cellar.  There it lay, there it lay,  Till it began to rot;  When his daughter Susan washed it,  And she,put it in the pot.  Then she boiled it, and boiled it, j  As long as she was able;  Then his daughter Lizzie took it,  And she put it on the table.,  Mr. Finney and his wife  Both sat down to sup;  And they ate, and they ate,  Until they ate the turnip up.  Longfellow  composed the above poem  in half an hour, when only nine years old.  WHICH!  Gill.���������-"I hope you'll have luck Jack  in the Klondike; and��������� good bye if I  never see you again."  Jack.���������"Do you expect to be dead  when I return ?"  NOTICE.  Cumberland and Union Water-works  Company, Ld.  The above company will place the line of  service from the maina to the line of the  street at each house when the trenches are  open, but after completion of the water system the charge will be $7.50 for tapping the  I  IVERY  mam.  23So  P. B. Smith, Sec'y.  AUGUST THE   TWELFTH.  August Delineator.  This is the mid-summer number,  and its exposition of hot weather  modes.'"'and-fabrics with illustrations, is  .supplemented by an article on Mourning  Attire; Oilier ariicles are "Diana of the  Ephesians," second ������������������ of Martin Orde's  serial accounts of Clive Rayner's adventures, "Social Life of St. Louis." N0.4 of  Jeannit Drake's New York Topics,  Talks on Health and Beauty, Growth of  Golf   in   America,     Salads    and   Salad  ���������       '' ....    - *~  Dressing, Summer rick-Me-Up, Butterfly  Pastry, Vicks Flower Garden, Book's of  the month, etc. .  Why send away for your printing  when you can get it done equally as well at  the News ? Our prices are reasonable, and  we are now prepared to turn out everything  in the line of Job Printing. '  __Ml^w^M^HiaH^ii^HiHiBM_ai__aHMa_-_i  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOV'T AGENT Assessor and Collector.���������-W.'.B. Anderson, Office, Union,  residence, Comox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and Coroner. ������������������ James Abkams, Union.  JUSTICES of the Peace.���������Union,  A. McKnight, W. B. Walker, and H. P.  Collis.-���������Comox,* Geo. F. Drabble, and  Thomas Cairns.���������Courtenay, J. W.  McKeuzie.���������Sandwick, John Mundell.  CONSTABLES.���������J. W. Hutchinson,  and P. S. Schaksohmidt, Union.  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable pates.  D. Kilpatpiek,  Union, B.C.  EAMING-  <*3&Sr&&&  Oumtjerland Hotel.  Union, B. C.  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  North of Victoria,  (Vnd the best kept, house.  COURTENAY. B.C.  COURTENAY is a pleasant village situated  on both sides of the Courtenay River, and on  the roa-d u j the Settlement, three miles from  Comox Uay. Tho road to Unioc also passes  through it. t lias a central position. Hero  are two hotels, one iirst class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post office, shops, etc. It is  afavorite place for fishermen and hunters.  Spacious Billiard Room  ���������   and,, new  ,;   "' "t_  Billiard and Pool Tables  Best of Wines and Liquors.  fl. J. TMoMd,  AUGUST THE TWELFTH.  What Nationality.  In our last week's   issue, mention   was  made of the arrest of two Swedes   charged with  stealing a. j-foid' watcli of one of  the   imnate-s of;: Airs.. .'Kiny'*? .residence.  I      Soine two   or   three   hours   alter Till-:  News     was   out,   a    supposed     S*\*ede  \\r   apprnache-l   us   with, a  voice   and   mein  /which     betokened    yrave     displeasuir,  /     declaim',' that lie   wanted thai,corrected.  "Wherefore?" we asked.  ''.���������Jtc.iiise," said   he, ''they   were   Scon-  dininians,   or,  er���������    Huuyrinavians,   ur  er���������.soineihinfc else."  We informed him the correction  should be made; and now, therefore, by  these presents, we hereby announce to  an interested community that the Swedes  who were arrested in connection *.*-ith the  watcli theft were "Scondinovians, or er���������  Hunxnnavians, or, er��������� something else,"  perhaps Hottentots. And now hav,  ing made the amende honorable we hope  to be allowed to depart hence in peace.  AUGUST Tli_ TWELFTH.  CO UETENAY  Directory.  COXTRTENTAY HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mc-  ,   Callum, Proprietor.  RIVESSIDE  HOTEL,   J. J.   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    I.EIGHTONY    Black-  sinit��������� and Carriage Maker.  1)  Results of South. Carolina's  Dispensary System.  The Dispensary law of South Carolina,  though not entirely satisfactory to Pro-  ;hibiticnists, is gaining ground with  ! temperance people, and there is no longer  any considerable public sentiment against  it. The temperance cause is promoted  to a great degree, for by abolishing the  ���������saloon the social feature of drinking has  been eliminated, and men no longer  congregate in bar-rooms to indulge in  spirituous refreshments.  The Attorney-General of South Carolina says of the Dispensary law: "There  has been a decrease of at least fifty per  cent in the number of arrests made for  drunkenness and disorderly conduct. It  is fair to assume, therefore, that the substitution of the State for the saloon in the  sale of intoxicants has promoted the  cause of temperance. The la.-t Legislature passed a law authorizing any citizen  to import hquors for private use only,  which is in line with tne decisiow of the  the courts. It was one of the boldest  innovations in the way of reform legislation ever attempted, and has fully met  the expectations of its advocates. There  ;������s hardly a doubt 'that the system will  ���������.and, for it has survived the fiercest  assaults of its enemies. It is costly, but  the revenue derived somewhat more than  pays the expenses. Of course, there is  still liquors sold illegally, for there never  was a prohibitory law that was nc t  evaded in some degree. But violations  of the statute are not frequent, as men  take the risk of fine and imp.-isonment.  Several white men   are now in   the chain  COIOSv  COMOX is atvi!l*it**obeiiu!ifui;r.lv<catoo' on the  '���������b-.y'cif thU'S'inic nam".':, Lri Comox .-District;    A  Practice'Rni'tre. M<*..--s House .-md .Wharf, havo  lii.c-ly \w.an cs.nhlishi.-tim I ho ir-aiir' S j >i i-. whirl.'  for 1 us 1 he harbor; by ih- nnv.il .-uitiiorilioa. -_n-1  bore some- on.- of  Her M.-joKly's .-ihips is  to be  found l.wo-thir-is oi tlio time.    Hero i-: a post  office, two hotels, two si ores, !-;;!cory, nrc.    Tho  scc'itory      gruiid, und good liimiifc^noii'.*.    Tlio  City of Xan.-iimo from'Victoria cails her������ on  Wednesday?-, and dop'urts Triday   moriiinys.  COSI-OX. DIRECTORY.  H.  C.  L,UOAS,  Proprietor,  COMOX  BAKERY, Comox, B.  C.  gang for running 'blind tiger:  -Select-  UNION".  THIS TOWN, the eastern part of which  is called Cumberland, is finely situated  on the foot hills, of the Buford Mountians,  about 500 feet above the waters of the  Georgian Straits, and 60 miles north of  Nanaimo. It is connected with Bayne  Sound, by a line of railway 13 miles in  length. Its principal industry is coal  mining. It turns out from 700 tons to  1,000 tons of coal per dav of the best  steam coal. This is transferred over the  railway to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) to  the ships and steamers and tugs with  scows awaiting to receive it. The fine  coal is manufactured here into a good  article of coke which bids fair to grow,  into animmense industry of itself. Extensive bunkers are being constructed at  the Wharf in connection with the coal  industry.  Union is the market place for the  Comox farming settlement, and contains  3,000 population. It has one large  Departmental Store besides two general  stores, four large hotels, two sawmills,  two merchant tailoring establishments  various shops, such as dry goods, tin and  hardware, metal, harness and saddlery,  livery, jewlery, stationery, bakeries, and  barber shops, photograph gallery, brass  band, a graded school, four churches,  and   a   newspaper.     It   is   reached   by  steamer from Victoria and Nanaimo.  1  SUNDAY SERVICES  Trinity Church���������Services in the evening.    Rev. J. X. Willetnar, rector.  Methodist Church��������� Services at the  usual hours morning and evening. Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  St. G-eoi.c.e's Presbyterian Church���������  Rev. -J. A. Logan, pastor. Services at 11 a.  n). and 7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30.  Y.F.S.C E.  at  clone   of   evening   service.  House and Sign Painter,  Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining  and  Decorating.  GRAINING A SPECIALTY.  All orders Promptly Attended to  Union, B. C.  Barber Shop    : ;  "���������������  AND   __  :    Balking ���������:  O. H. Fechner,  '     _r,_H.C__~_EcI-_JTO^t  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave;  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Abrams.  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  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DAVID JONES, Proprietor,  ���������- MANUFACTURER OF ������������������  SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,  GINGER ALE,  Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrupa.  Bottler  of Different  Brands  of   Lager Beer,   Steam Beer  an* Pbrtei  Agent for the Union,Brewery Company.  ____.Gr BEER'SOLD _TO_R, GiLSH: ON-^T  COURTENAY, B.C.  CHEAP! OJ__Z_EG_A_^P!! 0_E_t-_e3_A._P!  WOVEHWIHEFEHOIHO THFSF  WIRE ROPE SELVAGE.    ��������� ���������'r1' J2, ���������        ���������  ';^_s_^oiz_>i a-s,  AS WELL AS  ____  , Mc,Mullen's  choio  v. Manufactured and Sold by _ ' . XT " C  THEONTAmowREoFjNaNaco..LTa 5teel Wire'"'Netting iox  Trellis,   Poultry Yards,   Lawn Feneng,   etc.,  are   sold   much   Lower   this year,   than evei  before. ,  They are the best.    Ask   your Hardware  Merchant for them.  GO TO  TH  W������  FOR  ���������rO<4Ml Work  AT  G  G  Posters  Pamphle  Circulars  Letterheads  D PIPER  Dance Programmes Menues  Mourning   Card  Statements  Visiting Card  Billheads  Envelopes  Noteheads  __-_  ������������D;INK  Our   Work  Speaks    Our   Worth  I presume we>__ve used over  one hundred bottles of Piso's  __ Cure for Consumption in my  family, and I am continually advising others  to get it.    Undoubtedly it is the  Best Cough Medicine  I ever used.���������"W. C. Miltenberger,  Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894.- 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consump  tion, and never have any complaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  ;RISO*S-���������URE FOR  The Best Cough Syrup...  Tastes Good. Use In tim���������|  Sold by Druffg-ists.  -'CON SU M PTrO N  SO   YEARS*  EXPERIENCE.  TRADE  MARKS,  DESIGNS,  COPVR.OHTS  &c  Any one sartdlnj a iketcfa and description may  quickly a������9ertaln, free, whether an fnvention la  probably patentable. 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MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  j 220 Market St.,   San^^^������J  Visiting-  cards  printed  at  the  N:*"\vs  Offici*; in neat script. **���������"'  Tlie Sign  of the Four.  BY A.  CONAN DOYLE.  (CONTINUED.)  "We had, indeed, reached a questionable     and   forbidding    neighborhoo^i.  Long lines,of   dull   brick   houses were  only relieved by the  coarse glare and  tawdry brilliancy  of������������������' public  houses at  ' the corner,    Then came  rows of two-  storied villas, each with  a  fronting^ of  miniature garden,  and  then again interminable lines of new staring brick  buildings���������the.monster tentacles which  the giant city was  throwing  out into  the country.    At last the cab drew up  at the third  house   in   a new terrace.  None of. the other houses were inhabited, and that at which we stopped was  as dark   as   its   neighbors,   save for a  single glimmer in the kitchen window.  On our knocking,  however,   the door  was instantly thrown open by a Hindoo  servant clad in a yellow turban, white,  loose-fitting clothes, and a yellow; sash.  There was something strangely incongruous in this oriental figure' framed in  the commonplace doorway of a third-  rate suburban dwelling-house.  "The Sahib  awaits  you."  said  he,  andeven as he spoke there came a high  piping voice   from   some   inner room.  'Show them in to me, khitinutgar," it  cried. *Show them straight in tome."  anti, Miss Morstan 'i or of Tokay i 1  keep no other wines. Shall I open a  flask ? No? Well, then, I ;trust that  yow liave no objection to tobacco-  smoke, to the mild balsamic odor of the  Eastern tobacco. I.am a little nervous,  and I find my hookah an, invaluable  sedative." He applied a taper to the  great bowl, and the smoke bubbled  merrily through the rosewater. We  sat all three in a semi-circle,with our  heads advanced, and our chins upon  our' hands, while the strange, jerky  little fellow, with his high, shining  head, pulled uneasily in the center.  "When I first determined to make  this communication to you," said he,  "I might have given you my address,  but I feared that you might disregard  my request and bring unpleasant  people with you. I took the liberty,  therefore, of making an appointment  in such a way that ray man Williams  might be able to see you first. I have  complete confidence in his discretion,  and he had orders, if he were dissatisfied, to proceed no further in the  matter. You will excuse these precautions, but I am a man of somewhat  retiring, and I might even say refined,  tastes, and there is nothing more uu-  testhetic than a policeman. I have a  natural shrinking, from all forms of  rough materialism.' I seldom come in  contact with the rough crowd. I live,  as you see, with some little atmosphere  of elegance around me. I may call  myself a patron of the arts. It is my  weakness. The landscape is a genuine  Carot, and though a connoisseur might  CHAPTEE IV.  THE    STORY    OF    THE    BALD-  HEADED MAN.   -���������������������������.-.  We followed the Indian down the  sordid and common passage, ill lit and  -worse furnished,   until   he came to,, a  door upon the   right,, which he threw  open.   A blaze of yellow light streamed out upon us, and in the center of the  glare there stood a small man with a  very hi^h head, a bristle of red hair all  round the fringe of it, and a bald shining scalp, which shot out from among  it Tike a mountain peak from fir trees.  He rubbed his hands together as _���������  stood, and his features were in a perpetual jerk, now smiling, now scowling, but never for an instant in repoaew  Nature had given him a pendulous lip,  and a too vfsible line of ^ yellow and irregular teeth,  which he  strove feebly  to conceal by   constantly   passing his  . handover the lower part of his face.  In spite of his obtrusive baldness, he  gave , the   impression   of   youth.     In  point   of fact he had just  turned his  thirtieth year.  "Your servant, Miss Morstan," he  kept repeating in a thin, high voice.  "Your servant, gentlemen. Pray step  into my little sanctum. A small place,  Miss, but furnished to my liking. An  oasis of art in the howling desert of.  South London."  We were all astonished by the appearance of the apartment into which  he invited us. In that sorry honse it  looked as out of place as a diamond of  the first water in a setting of brass.  The richest and glossiest of curtains  and draperies draped the. walls, looped  back here and there to expose _ some  richly mounted painting or oriental  vase. The carpet was of amber and  black, so soft and so thick that the foot  sank pleasantly into it, as into a bed of  moss. Two great tiger skins thrown  athwart it increased the suggestion of  Eastern luxury, as did a hugh hookah  which stood upon a mat in the corner.  A lamp in the fashion of a silver dove  was hung from an almost invisible  golden wire in the center of the room.  As it burned it filled the air with a  subtle and aromatic odor.  "Mr. Thaddeus Sholto," said the  little man, still jerking and smiling.  "That is my name. You are Miss  Morstan, of course. And those gentlemen���������"  "This is Mr. Sherlock Holmes, and  this Dr. Watson/'  "A doctor, eh?" cried he, much excited. "Have yoti your stethoscope ?  Might I ask you���������would you have the  kindness ? JL have grave doubts as to  my mitral valve, if you would be so  very good. The aortic L.may rely upon,  but I should value your opinion upon  the mitral."  I listened to his "heart as requested,  but was unable to find anything amiss,  save indeed that ho was in an ecstasy  of fear, for he shivered from head to  foot. "It appears to be normal," I  said. "You have no cause for uneasiness."  "You will excuse my anxiety, Miss  Morstan," he remarked, airily. "I am  a great sufferer, and I have long had  suspicions as to that valve, I am delighted to hear that they are unwarranted. Had your father, Miss Morstan, refrained from throwing a strain  upon his heart, he might have been  alive now."  I could have struck the man across  the face, so hot was I at this callous  and off-hand reference to so delicate a  matter. .Miss Morstan sat down, and  her face grew white to the lips. "I  knew in my heart that he was dead,"  said she.  "I can give you every information,"  said he, "and "what is more, I can do  you justice; and I will, too, whatever  .Brother Bartholomew may say. I am  so glad, to have your friends here, not  only as an escort to you, but also as  witnesses to what I am about to do  and. say. The three of us can show a  bold front to Brother Bartholomew.  But let us have no outsiders���������no police,  or officials. We can settle everything  satisfactorily among ourselves, without any interference. Nothing would  annoy Brother Bartholomew more than  any publicity." He sat down upon a  low settee and blinked at us inquiringly  with his weak, watery blue eyes,  "For ray part," said Holmes, "whatever you may choose to say will go no  further."  I nodded to show my agreement.  "That is well!    That is  well!" said  he.    "May I offer you a glass of Chi-  >���������-��������� hn.���������-���������<������������������- t! ro *- a doubt, upon that Sal-  valor Rosa, there cannot be the least  question about the Bouguereau. I am  jyarual.-to' trie modern x- rerich school."  '' You wil 1 excuse me, Mr. Sholto,"  said Miss Morstan, "but I am here at  your request to learn something which  you desire to tell me. It is very late,  and I should desire the interview to be  ���������as short1 as possible."  "At the best it must take sometime,"  he answered: "for we -shall certainly  have to go to Norwood and see Brother  Bartholomew. We shall all go *nd try  if we can get the better, of PxoUjer  Bartholomew. He is very.angry with  me for taking the course which has  seemed right to me, I had quite high  words with. him last night. You cannot imagine what a terrible fellow he  is when he is angry. "  "If we are to go to Norwood it would  perhaps b#as well to start at once." I  ventured to remark.  He laughed until his ears were quite  red. "That would hardly do,'V he  cried. "I don't know what he would  say if.'I,brought yoit in that sudden  way. No; I must prepare you by  showing you how we all stand to each  other. In the first place, I must tell  you that there are several points in the  story of which I am myself ignorant.  I,can only lay the facts before you as  far as,.I know them myself.  "My father was, as you may have  guessed, Major John Sholto, once of the  Indian army. He retired some eleven  years ago, and came to live in Pondi-  cheriy Lodge in Upper Norwood. He  had prospered in India, and brought  back with him a considerable sum of  money, a large collection of valuable  cuiiosities, and a staff of native servants. With these advantages he  bought himself a house and lived in  great luxury. My tAvin-brother Bartholomew and I were the only children.  "I very well remember the sensation  which was caused by the disappearance  of Captain Morstan. We read the details in the papers, and, knowing that  he had been a friend of our father's, we  discussed the case freely in his presence.  He used to join in our speculations as  to what.could have happened. Never  for an instant did we suspect that he  had the whole secret hidden in his own  breast���������that of all men he alone knew  the fate of Arthur Morstan.  "We did know, hoAveyer, that some  mysteiy���������some positive danger���������overhung our father. He was very fearful  of going out alone, and he always employed two prize fighters to act as  porters at Pondicherry Lodge. Williams, who drove you to-night, was one  of them. He was once a light-weight  champion of England, Our father  would never tell us what it was he  feared, but he had a most marked  aversion to men with wooden legs. On  one occasion he actually fired his revolver at a wooden-legged man, who  proved to be a harmless tradesman canvassing for orders. We had to pay a  large sum to hush the matter up. My  brother and I used to think this a mere  whim of my father's, but events have  since led us to change our opinion.  "Early in 1SS2 my father received a  letter from India which was a shock to  him. He nearlj' fainted at the breakfast table when he opened it, and from  that day he sickened to his death.  What was in the letter we could never  discover, but I could see as he held it  that it was short and written in a  scrawling hand. He had suffered for  years from an enlarged spleen, but he  now became rapidly worse, and toward  the end of April we were in formed that  he was beyond all hope, and he wished  to make a last communication to us.  "When we entered his room he was  propped up with pillows and breathing  heavily. He besought us to lock the  door and to come upon either side of the  bed. Then, grasping our hands, he  made a remarkable statement to us, in  a voice which was broken as much by  emotion as by pain, I shall try and  give it to you in his own very words.  "'I have only one thing,' he said,  'which weighs upon my mind at this  supreme moment. It is my treatment  of poor Morstan's orphan. The cursed  greed, which has been my besetting  sin through life, has withheld from her  the treasure, half, at least, of which  should have been hers. And yet I have  made no use of it myself���������so blind and  foolish a thing is avarice. The mere  feeling of possession has been so dear to  me that I could not boar to share it  with another. See that chaplet tipped  with pearls beside the quinine bottle.  Even that I could not boar to part  with, although I had got it out with  the design of sending it to her. You,  my sons, will give her a fair share of  the Agra treasure. But send her  nothing���������not even the chaplet���������until I  am gone. After all, men have been as  bad as this and have recovered,  " 'I will tell you how Morstan died,'  he continued. 'He had suffered for  years from a weak heart, but he concealed it from eveiwone, I a lone; knew  it. When in India, he and I, through  a remarkable chain of circumstances,  came into possession of a considerable  treasure. I brought it over to England, and on the, night of Morstan's arrival he came straight over here to  claim his share. He walked over from  the station, and was admitted by my  faithful old Lai Chowdar,'who is now  dead. Morstan and I had a difference  of opinion as to the division of the  treasure, and we came to heated words.  Morstan had, sprung out of his chair  in a paroxysm of anger, when, he suddenly pressed his hand to his side, his  face turned a dusky, hue, and he fell  backward, cutting his head against the  corner of the treasure chest. When I  stooped over him I found, to my horror, that he was dead.  " 'For a long time.I sat half distracted, wondering what I should do. My  first impulse was, of course, to call for  assistance; but I could not but recognize that there was every chance  that I would be accused of his murder.  His death at the moment of a, quarrel,  and the gash in his head, would be  black against me. Again, an official inquiry, could not be made without bring-,  ing out some facts about the treasure,  which I was^particularly anxious to  keep secret. He had told me that no  soul upon earth knew where he had  gone. There seemed to be no necessity-  why any soul ever should know.  "'I was still ��������� pondering���������over the  matter, when, looking, up, I saw my  servant, Lai Chowdar, in the doorway.  He stole in, and bolted the door behind  him. "Do not fear, Sahib." he said.  "No one need know that you have  killed him. Let us hide him away, and  who is the wiser?" "I did not kill  him," said I. Lai Chowdar shook his  head'and'''<smiled. "I heard it all,  Sahib," said he. "I heard you quarrel,  and I heard the blow. But.my lips are  sealed. All are asleep in the house.  Let us put him away together,"   That  was enough to decide'me. If my own  servan t could not believe nay innocence,  how could I hope to make it good before twelve foolish tradesmen in a jury  box? Lai Chowdar and I disposed of  the body that night, and within a few  days the London papers were full of  the mysterious disappearance of Captain Morstan. You will see from what  I say that I can. hardly be blamed in  the matter. My fault lies in the fact  that we concealed, not only the body,  but also the treasure, and that I have  clung to Morstan's share as well as to  my own," I wish you, therefore, to  make restitution. Put your ears down  to my 'mouth. The treasure is hidden  in���������";. At this instant a horrible change  came over his expression; bis eyes  stared wildly, his jaw dropped, and he  yelled, in a voice which I can never  forget, ' 'Keep him out L For Christ's  sake, keep him out!' We both stared  round at the window behind us upon  which his gaze was fixed. A face was  looking in at us out of the darkness.  We could see the whitening of the nose  where it was pressed against the glass.  It was a bearded, hairy face, with  wild, cruel eyes and ah expression of  concentrated malevolence. My brother  and I rushed toward the window, but  the man was gone. When we returned  to my father, his head had dropped and  his pulse had ceased to beat.  "We searched the garden that night,  but found no sign of the intruder, save  that just under the window a single  footmark was visible in the flower-bed.  But for that one trace, we might have  thought that our imaginations had  conjured up that wild, fierce face. We  soon, however, had another and a more  striking proof that there were secret  agencies at work all around us. The  window of my father's room -was found  open in the morning, his cupboards and  boxes had been rifled, and upon his  chest was fixed a torn piece of paper,  with the words, 'The sign of the four'  scrawled across it. What the phrase  meant, or who our secret visitor may  have been, we never knew. As far  as we can judge, none of my father's  property had been ��������� actually stolen,  though everything had been turned  out. My brother and I naturally associated this peculiar incident with the  fear which haunted my father during  his life ; but it, is still a complete mystery to us."  The little man stopped to relight his  hookah, and puffed thoughtfully for a  few moments. We had all sat absorbed, listening to his extraordinary narrative. At the short account of her  father's death Miss Morstan bad turned  deadly white, and for a moment I feared that she was about to faint. She  rallied, however, on drinking a glass  of water which I quietly poured out for  her from a Venetian carafe upon the  side table. Sherlock Holmes leaned  back in his chair with an abstracted  expression and the lids drawn low over  his glittering eyes. As I glanced at  him I could not but think how on that  very day he had complained bitterly of  the commonplaceness of life. Here, at  least, was a problem which would tax  his sagacity to the utmost. Mr. Thaddeus Sholto looked from one to the  other of us with an obvious pride at the  effect which his story had produced,  and then continued between the puffs  of his overgrown pipe :  "My brother and I," said he, "were,  as you may imagine, much excited as  to the treasure which my father had  spoken of. For weeks and for months  we dug and delved in every part of the  garden, without discovering its. whereabouts. It was maddening to think  that the hiding-place was on his very  lips at the moment that he died. We  could judge the splendor of the missing  riches by the chaplet which he had  taken out. Over this chaplet my  brother Bartholomew and I had some  little discussion. The pearls were evidently of great value, and he was  averse to part with  them, for, between  friends, my brother was himself a little  inclined to my father's fault. , He  thought, too, that if we parted with  the chaplet it might give rise to gossip,  and finally bring us into trouble. It  was all I could do to persuade him to  let me find out Miss Morstan's address  and send her a detached pearl at fixed  intervals, so that, at least, she might  never feel destitute."  "It was a kindly thought," said our  companion, earnestly. "It was extremely good bf you," ' 7 ���������'  The man waved his hand deprecat-  ingly. We were your trustees," he  said. "That was the view which I  took of it, though Brother Bartholomew  could not altogether see it in that light.  We had plenty of money ourselves. ' I  desired no more. Besides, it would  have,been such bad taste to have treated a young lady in so scurvy a fashion.  *Le mauvais gout mene au crime.' The  French have a very neat way of putting  these things, Our difference of opinion  on this subject went so far that I  thought it best to se,t up rooms for myself ; so I left Pondicherry Lodge, taking the old khitmutgar and Williams  with me. Yesterday, however, I learned that an event of extreme importance  has occurred. The treasure has been  discovered. I instantly communicated  with Miss Morstan," and it only remains for us to drive out to Norwood  and demand our share. I explained  my views last night to Brother Bartholomew, so we shall be expected, if not  welcome, visitors." ������  Mr. Thaddeus Sholto ceased, and sat  twitching on his luxurious settee. We  all remained silent, with our thoughts  upon the new; development which the  mysterious business had taken. Holmes  was the first to spring to his feet.  "You have done well, sir, from first  to last," said he. "It is possible that  we may be able to make you some  small return by throwing some light  upon that which is still dark to you.  But, as Miss Morstan remarked just  now, it is late, and we had best put the,  matter through without delay."  Our new acquaintance very deliberately coiled up the tube of his hookah,  and produced from behind a curtain a  very long befogged top-coat with astrakhan , collar and cuffs. : This he  buttoned tightly up. spite of the extreme closeness of the night, and finished his attire by putting on a rabbit-  skin ' cap with hanging lappets' which  covered the ears, so that no part of him  was visible save his mobile and peaky  face. ""My health is somewhat fragile," he remarked, as he led the w-iy  down'the; passage.- "I am compelled  to be a valetudinarian."  (TO BE CONTINUED.)  "v^-  THE TATTLER.  I  said  M od(.-i;iil].Mra-r������_s'Ritcc.  "Ishal. need $5 to-day, James,"  Mrs. Upsprike.  "That has been about your average  per day for tho last month,'" .'.replied;Mr.  Upstrike, , handing it out reluctantly.  "And I want to call your attention to  the circumstance, Belinda, that is just  five times as many'bonesas Eve cost  Adam in her whole career."  ROYAL   GIFTS.  Queen    Victoria    and    Ucr   -Family    Keep  Track of Uu>. l$irth<lays.  Royalties aro very fond of present-  giving, and it is, perhaps, owing to the  German blood which runs in their veins  that tbe English royal family like to  celebrate every little family event by the  exchange of gifts, says a writer in the  "Woman at Home." The Queen has a  wonderful memory for the birthdays of  all her friends and relatives. But it is  also a niernory which she cultivates, as,  I believe, she refers to her birthday book  every day of the year, and gives orders  that a trinket, a letter, a telegram or  message of congratulation should be  sent to any fortunate individual whose  name is found written therein. At Chris-  mas a huge assortment of pictures,  china, knick-knacks and toys is forwarded to her, and she chooses herself a  present for each member of her family  down to the third and fourth generation.  A "Victoria cake," too, is always baked  and sent to every birthday man, woman  or child. About sixty of these cakes are  baked at a time, and, owing to their  richness, they keep well and are always  ready for dispatch.  The Prince and Princess of Wales are  particularly generous in present-giving,  and never forget their friends, however  distant or humbly placed in life. Both  their Koyal Highnesses have original  ideas, and are really clever at designing  articles of furniture, picture frames,  quaint and pretty jewelry, and so forth.  The Prince is eager as a boy over the  packages which reach him on his birthday, and at Christmas, and insists on  opening them all himself, refusing even  to havo the strings untied for him. His  sanctum at Marlborough House is as  full, I can declare, of statuettes, pictures, Dhotographs and articles of  "bigotry and virtue" as the Princess'  own boudoir. While the Princess chooses  all her Christmas presents from the piles  sent her by London tradesmen to Marlborough House the Prince who likes a  little independence (aye, and may even  be seen slipping his letters into a post-  box himself, every now and again), goes  about town in his brougham, shopping  first here and then there, at Christmas  time. The two young Princesses, too,  when paying a visit to the Duchess of  Fife in Portman Square, used to beg  their mother to allow them to walk home  sometimes by way of the "mean streets."  In one of these stands a little old curiosity shop, where they have discovered  many treasures and borne them home  in triumph. At Sandringham they are  fond of decorating the cottages of the  good folks upon the estate with all sorts  of pretty and useful things, and never  fail to make purchases when they come  to town for this kindly purpose. The  youthful members of Her Majesty's family are wont to prepare gifts in needlework for her birthday. And those who  have artistic talent offer their drawings  or painting in oil and water colors.  The pope has conferred the title of count-'  ess upon Mrs. James Mackin of New York.)  Baroness Hirsch has given. $250,000 to  endow a home for Hebrew consumptives  in England. '.,.-'''..,..  Mme. Felix Faure and Mile. Lucie  Faure were regular' attendants at a .culinary exhibition given recently in Paris.  Dr. Caroline M. Stengel of New York  has been appointed, from the eligible list  as woman's physician at the Long; Island  State hospital.  Mrs. Nettleship, who makes all of Ellen*  Terry's dresses, isgreatly in favor of high  necked or semi high necked dresses for general evening wear.     '  Muriel Paget, one of the "young society  beautios. of London, will'have. 14 bridesmaids at her coming wedding, who are all  io wear lovely bangles, with turquoises  as big as a sixpence set in diamonds.  Mrs. Jennie C. Crays has been elected  president; of- tlie board of education at Minneapolis. It is tlio first time in the history  of that city that a woman has been placed  at the head of so important an organization. ���������; ;���������:,  The assistant profossor in the Iola high  school of Kansas, Miss Donica, has refused  a $140 increase of salary, giving as a reason  the remark attributed to Agassiz, that she  "couldn't afford to waste time'In malsj.ng  money." <  Sarah Bernhardt's niece Intends to open  a millinery store in New York. She bat  played parts In- her distinguished aunt's  company, but feels certain that she can accumulate a fortune quicker in the hat  trimming line.  7 Mrs. Lucretia Estey, who had at least  one eccentric, idea, died at Head of the Bay,  Rockland, Me., at the age of 101, and left  to the nurso who had carod for her during  her last illness a, jar of buttor which she  had had in her trunk for 27 years.  A young woman has recoived tho unusual honor of the freedom of a London  guild. She is a daughter of Lord Amherst  of Hackney, and, having written a "History of Gardening In England," has jus.  been thus honored by the Worshipful Company of Gardeners.  Lady Arran is managing a h*nul knitting  industry in County Mayo, .'Ireland. Although designed to give work to such of  her husband's tenants as needed employment, the venture has proved profitable  financially, 7,000 pairs of stockings having  been knitted last year and $3,000 spent in  wages.  Mrs. Mary E. Ho bar t of Whatcom,  Wash., who ia a Populist, desires to be  elected United States senator. She has  written many books criticising the financial management of the country; she traveled with tho Coxey army and .made several public speeches. She says she is��������� a  woman suffragist and indorses the Omaha  'nlnfcfnrm -   '- '    THE  PLAYER.  <./'  E. L. Davenport ond Carrie Turner  may go starring together next season.  Anton Seitll will go to London in August to conduct German operas at the Cov-  ent Garden.  Henry Miller's play "Heartso'iso," which  bas boen "ancientized," has made a big  hit in New York.  Frederick Warde will bring out "Iskan-  der, "a dramatization by W. D. Eaton o������  the Disraeli novel.  There is fortunately no truth in the rumor that charming little Annie Russell is  to retire from the stage.  N. C. Goodwin has decided not to perform "An American Citizen" In New  York until next winter.  Eleanor Moretti has been engaged as  leading woman for "Dr. Claudius," Marion Crawford's first play.  Kenneth Loo, the comedian and dramatist, until recently a member of Richard  Mansfield's company, will make his vaudeville debut shortly. '* . ���������  Rumors of the engagement of Olga  Nethersole, tho well known actress, to Dr.  Oliver, a surgeon in the East India service,  are floating about again.  Yvette Guilbert has been sued by Oscar  Hammerstein for breach of contract, while  Hammerstein has been sued on the same  ground by Camilla D'Arville.  Joseph Barrett, a well known vaudeville  manager, declares that the "smutty"  shows which go over the variety oirouit  next season will starve to death.  Eva Vincent will play the leading female character part in the production of  the Alfriend-Wheeler play, "New York,"  at tbe American theater, New York.  CROWN JEWELS.  Emperor William of Germany wears on  state occasions a crown that weighs upward of three pounds.  Princoss Beatrice, as governor of the  Isle of Wight, will unveil the local memorial to Lord Tennyson next summer.  Princess Charles of Denmark, nee Maud  of Walos, has had a jeweled belt, made  with rubies and diamonds, given to her  by her grandmother, Queen Victoria.  The estate of the late shah of Persia is  valued at $800,000,000, of which two-fifths  is in cash and bullion. It is rumored that  hifl successor will devote $20,000,000 to advancing the civilization of Persia.  The wardrooo of the Prince of Wales requires the unceasing attention of two men  to keep it in order. When the prince requires new clothes, a letter is sent or his  valet calls requesting the tailor to be in  attendance at Marlborough House, generally at 11 a. m.  The czar of Russia believes that to till  the soil is the noblest occupation for man.  Before he became the czar he took a practical course in agriculture. He can plow,  reap and sow, and he can milk a cow. The  oare of horses and cattle he understands  thoroughly. [  THE PESSIMIST.  All the happiness a man gets ont of  marriage he finds in the first two months.  There are others, but people never find  It out until they are married and it !��������� too  late.  When women notice anything anapiolous,  they begin to talk, and the men begin to  "Watch. /  /s  f  BUILDING THE CITY.  (    v   ���������  (NEHEMIAH'S   RIDE TO THE  RUINS  OF JERUSALEM.  1  The .'Enchantment   of the   Moonlight and  ,;  Nehwniah's Resolve���������~ove of the Church.  I' of God���������Kiiin and Redemption ��������� The  Great Good That Comes From Trouble.  ��������� ��������� ���������. Washington, April 4.���������-From the weird  and midnight experiences of one of  ancient times Dr. Talmage in his sermon  draws lessons , startlingly < appropriate.  His text was Nehemiah ii, 15, "Then  went I up in the night by the brook and  viewed the wall and turned back and  entered by the gate of the valley, and so  returned." ,     '���������'  ' A dead city is more suggestive than a  living city-Trpast Rome than present  Rome���������ruins rather than newly frescoed  cathedral.. But the best time to visit a  ruins is by moonlight. The Coliseum is  far more fascinating to the traveler after  sundown than before. You may stand  by daylight amid the monastic ruins of  Melrose abbey and study shafted oriel  and rosetted stone and rnullion, but they  throw their, strongest witchery by moonlight. Some of you remember what the  enchanter of Scotland said in the,,"Lay  Of the Last Minstrel":���������-   ". .7.    ���������  Wouldst thou view fair Melrose aright*,  Go visit it by the pale moonlight-  Washington Irving describes the Anda-  lusian moonlight Upon Che Alhambra  ruins as amounting to an enchantment.  My text presents you -.Jerusalem in ruins.  The tower down. The gates down. The  walls  down.    Everything   down.    Nehe-  ��������� miah on horseback .by moonlight looking  upon tlie ruins!    While he rides there are  some friends on - foot;, going , with "him,  for they do not. want the* many  horses to  , disturb the suspicions ';.of <the people.,  These people do not know7the secret of  Nehemiah's heart, but they are going as  a sort of bodyguard. I hear the clicking  hoofs of the horse on which 'Nehemiah  rides as he guides it this way; and that,  Into this gate and our, of that, winding  through that gate amid the debris of  once great Jerusalem.  Kelmildiiisr the  City.  Now the horse   comes to   dead   halt at  the tumbled masonry   where   he   cannot,  pass.  Now he shies off at the charred timbers.  Now he comes along where the water  under the    moonlight   'flashes" from   the  mouth of .the brazen dragon   after which  the    gate    was   named.'    Heavy   hearted  Nehemiah!    Riding   in and out, now by  his old home desolated,    now   by  the de-  faoed temple, now -.amid the , scars.-of the  city that had gone down under battering  ram   and   conflagration.    The   escorting  party knows not what Nehemiah means.  Is he getting .'crazy?    Have   his own personal sorrows,   added    to.  the sorrows of  the nation, unbalanced his intellect? Still  the midnight ^exploration goes on.   Nehe-  miah on horseback rides through the fish  gate, by the tower of the furnaces, by the  king's pool, by the   dragon   well, in and  out, in and out, until the midnight   ride  is completed,    and    Nehemiah dismounts  from his horse, and to   the   amazed   and  oonfounded and   incredulous   bodyguard  declares tlie dead secret of his heart when  he says, "Come, now, let   us build Jerusalem." "What, Nehemiah, have you any  money?"   "No."    "Have you any kingly  authority?"   "No."    "Have you any eloquence?"    "No."      Yet   that   midnight  moonlight ride of  Nehemiah   resulted in  the   glorious   rebuilding   of   the   city of  Jerusalem.     The   people   knew not how  the thing was to be done, but with great  enthusiasm they cried   out, "Let   us rise  np now and build the city."    Some   people   laughed    and    said   it   could not be  done;    Some people were infuriated   and  offered physical violence, saying the thing  should not be done.    But   the   workmen  went right on,   standing   on   the   wall,  trowel in one hand, sword  in   the other,  until the work 'was gloriously completed.  At that very time   in    Greece   Xenophon  was writing a   history,    and   Plato   was  making   philosophy,    and    Demosthenes  was rattling his rhetorical thunder. ,  But  all of them together did not   do so much  for the world as   this   midnight,   moonlight ride of praying, courageous,    home-  ���������ick, close mouthed Nehemiah.  *-  _o've of ilie Church.  My subject first impresses me with tho  idea, what an intense thing is church  affection. Seize the bridle of that horse  and stop Nehemiah. Why are you risking your life here in the night? Your  horse will stumble over these ruins and  fall on you. Stop this useless exposure of  your life. No. Nehemiah will hot stop.  He at last tells us the whole story. He  lets us know he was an exile in a far  distant land, and he was a servant, a  cupbearer in the palace of Artaxerxes  Longimanus, and one day, while he was  handing the cup of wTine to the king the  king said to him: "What is tlie matter  with you? You are not sick.  I know you  so much that there is no .,', spot   on   earth  so sacred, unless it be your  own fireside.  Vie-winj.- the Ruins.  The church has been to   you   so much  comfort,and illumination   that   there   i.s  nothing that makes   you   so   irate as to  have it talked against. If" there have been  times when you have been   carried   into  captivity by sickness, you- longed for the  church, our holy Jerusalem, just as much  as Nehemiah longed for   his   Jerusalem,  and tlie first day you came out- you came  to the house of the Lord.  When the temple was in   ruins,    like   Nehemiah,   you  walked around and   looked   at it, and in  the-moonlight you stood listening  if you  could hear the voice of the   dead   organ,  the psalm of the expired Sabbaths. What  Jerusalem- was to Nehemiah,, the church  of God is to you.    Skeptics   and   infidels  may scoff at the church   as   an ��������� obsolete  affair, as a, relic of   the   dark   ages, as a  convention of goody goody people, but all  the impression they   have   ever made on  your mind against the church   of  God is  absolutely   nothing.    You   would   make  more sacrifices for   it   to-day   than   any  other institution, and if it were   needful  you would die in its   defense.    You   can  take the words of the kingly   poet as   he  said,"'If I forget thee, O   Jerusalem, let  my right hand forget her cunning." You  understand in your   own   experience  the  pathos, the  homesickness,    the   courage,  the holy enthusiasm of   Nehemiah in his  midnight;    moonlight   ride   around   the  ruins of his beloved Jerusalem.'      .  Exploration Necessary.  Again, my text impresses me  with the  fact   that- before,    reconstruction     there  must be ah exploration    of   ruins.    Why  was not Nehemiah asleep under  the covers? ' Why   was   not his horse stabled in  the midnight?    Let the police pf the city  arrest this midnight rider,,  put   on some  mischief.    No. .Nehemiah is going to rebuild the 'city, .arid he is making the preliminaryexploration.    In this   gate, out  that gate, east, west, north,  south;     All  through the ruins.     The   ruins must   be  explored before Che work   of   reconstruction can .begin.   The reason .that so many  people in this day, ������������������'appare/tly converted,  do not stay converted is because they did  not first explore the   ruins   of  their own  heart.   The reason that there are so many  professed Christians  who   in this day lie  and forge and steal, and commit abominations, arid;go,to.the penitentiary,   is because they first, do not learn   the ruin of  their own heart.    They   have   not found  out that "the heart is deceitful above all  things, and  desperately   wicked;" ��������� They  had an idea that they were .almost right,  and they built religion   as   a  sort of extension, as an ornamental cupola.    Ther'  was a superstructure of religion  built - ���������.  a substratum of   unrenented   sins.    Tne  trouble with a good deal of   modern theology is that instead of   building   on th*-  right foundation, it builds   on the del   ..-  '"of au unregenerated   nature.       They   attempt to rebuild Jerusalem 'before, in '.the  midnight of conviction,    they   have  seen  the ghastliness of the ruins.    They    have  such a poor foundation for their  r 1'i.rion  that the first northeast storm   of temptation blows them   down.    Llmve no faith  in a man's conversion if he, is    not   converted in the   old "fashioned   way���������-John  Bunyan's way, John Wesley's way, John  Calvin's way, Paul's way,    Christ's way,  God's way.    A dentist said to me, "Does  that hurt?"   Said J: "Of course it hurts.  It is in your    business   as   in-my profession.    We   have   to   hurt   before we can  help."    You   will never   understand redemption until you understand ruin.  The  Old  and-the'New.  A man tells me that some one is a  member of the church. It makes no impression on my mind at, all.. I simply  want to know whether he was converted  in the old fashioned way, or whether he  was converted in tlie new fashioned way.  If he Avas converted in the old fashioned  Way, he will stand. If he was converted  in the new fashioned way, he will not  stand. That is all there ,is about it. A  man comes to me to talk about religion.  The first question 1 ask him is, "Do you  feel yourself to be a sinner?" If he say,  "Well, I���������yes," the hesitancy makes me  feel that that man wants a ride on Nehemiah's horse by midnight through the  ruins���������in by the gate of his affection,  out by the gate of his will���������and before  he has got through with that midnight  ride he will drop the reins on the horse's  neck, and will take his right hand and  smite on his heart and say, "God be  merciful to me a sinner," and before he  has stabled his horse he will take his feet  out of the stirrups, and he will slide  down,on the ground, and he will kneel,  crying: "Have mercy-on-'me, O God, according, to thy loving-kindness, according  o  Foundry Co- _*.  i  ��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������4���������������������������������*������������������������������������������������ ��������� 4������������������������������������������������������������������������������   *������������������������������   ���������������������������������������������������������   *���������   ������������������������������ * ���������������������������-*���������������������������������������������������������������������������  ������������������'���������.��������� Complete Outfits Furnished*   j* Prompt Service Guaranteed. ���������  Northwest Branch, 2586 Portagr������ Avenue, Winnipeg:.  -       Toronto.  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The hall of that palace was  200 feet square, and,the roof hovered  over 36 marble pillars, each .pillar GO  feet high, and the intense blue of the  sky, and the deep green of the forest  foliage, and the. white of the'driven  snow, all hung trembling in the uphol-;  stery. But, my friends, you know very  well that fine architecture will' not put  down homesickness. Yet Nehemiah.did,  not give up.  Then when you see him go-  c ing among these desolated streets,.. and  by these dismantled towers, and by, the  torn up grave of   his ofather,   you would  ,suppose that he would have been disheartened; and that he would have dismounted from, ,his horse and gone to  his room and said: " Woe is me! My  father's grave is torn '.up. ' The temple is  dishonored.    The walls are broken down.  . I hare no money with which to rebuild.  I wish I had never been born.    I  wish!  -were dead.''Not so says Nehemiah. Although he had a grief so intense that it  excited the commentary of his'������������������king, .yet  that penniless; expatriated; Nehemiah  rouses himself up to rebuild the city.  He  .gets his permission of absence.',. He   gets  ���������.���������'���������'- passports. He hastens away to Jeru-  fc.-.^ *!i.        ,   ,;<2-h"t on   horseback he   rides  throng::  . ������������������uins.    He   overcomes   the  -��������� '������������������'; *v'?"': '. ; ��������� opposition.    He   arouses  i:^. .. patriotism   of   the'people  and in ....-    7van   two   months���������namely,  52 days���������-Jerusalem was   rebuilt.    That's.  what I call busy   and   triumphant   sadness.     ������������������    '       ������   '��������� *-.'��������� '���������-:.���������''.."��������� V ������������������'.���������:.  Tlie Design of Trouble.   . .'..  " My friends, the   whole   temptation   ,is  with you   when   you  have trouble to do  just the opposite to the behavior of Nehemiah, and that is to give   up.    You say,  "i   have   lost, my   child   and can never  6mile again."    You say, "I have lost my  property, and I never   can repair my fortunes."    You   say,    "I   have fallen into  sin, and I   never   can   start   again for a  new life."   If satan can make   you form  that resolution and make you keep it, he  has ruined you.    Trouble   is   not sent to  crush you, but to arouse you, to animate  you. to propel you.   The blacksmith does  not thrust the iron   into   the   forge   and  then blow away   with   the   bellows  and  then bring the hot iron out   on the anvil  and beat with stroke after stroke to ruin  the iron, but to prepare it   for   a   better  use.  Oh, that the Lord God of Nehemiah  would arouse up all broken   hearted people to rebuild!    Whipped, betrayed, shipwrecked, imprisoned,    Paul   went   right  on.    The Italian   martyr Algerius sits in  his dungeon   writing   a   letter,   and   he  dates   it, '' From the   delectable   orchard  of the   Leonine prison."    That is what I  call   triumphant   sadness.      I     knew   a  mother who buried her   babe  on   Friday  and on Sabbath appeared, in the house of  God and said: "Give me   a   class.    Give  me a Sabbath school   class.    I   have   no  child now left me, and  I   would   like to  have a class of little   children.    Give me  a. class off the back street."   That, I say,  is beautiful.   That is triumphant sadness.  At 3 o'clock every Sabbath afternoon for  years in a beautiful parlor   in   Philadelphia���������a parlor pictured and   statuetted���������  there were from 10 to 20   destitute   children of the street.    Those   destitute children received religious  instruction,   con-  unto the multitude of thy tender mercies. | eluding with cakes and sandwiches. How  must have some great trouble. What is  the matter with you?" Then he told the  king how that beloved Jerusalem was  broken down; how that his father's tomb  had been desecrated; how that the temple had been dishonored and defaced;  how that the walls were scattered and  broken. "Well," says King Artaxerxes,  "what do you want?" "Well," said the  cupbearer Nehemiah, "I want to go  home. I want to fix up tbe grave of my  father. I want to restore the beauty of  the temple. I want to rebuild the  masonry of the city wall. Besides I want  passports so that I shall not be hindered  in my journey. And besides that," as  you will find in the context, "I want an  order on the man who keeps your forest  for just so much timber as I may need  for the rebuilding of tlie city." "How  long shall you be gone?" said the king.  The time of absence i.s arranged. In hot  haste this seeming adventurer comes to  Jerusalem, and in my text we find him  on horseback in the midnight riding  around tlie ruins. It i.s through the  spectacles of this scene that we discover  the ardent attachment; of Nehemiah for  sacred Jerusalem, Avhich in all ages has  been the type of tlie church of God, our  Jerusalem, which we love just as much  as Nehemiah loved his Jerusalem. The  fact is that you love the    church   of God  Blot out- my transgressions, for I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sins  are ever before thee." Ah, my friends,  you, see this is not a complimentary  gospel. That is what'makes some people  so .mad'. It comes to a man of.a milion  dollars, and impenitent in his sins, and  says, "You're a pauper." It conies to a  ���������woman of fairest check, who has never  repented, and says, "You're a sinner."  It comes to a, man priding himself on  his independence. and says, "You're  bound hand and foot by the devil." It  comes to our entire . race, aud says,  "You're a ruin, a ghastly ruin, an illimitable ruin." Satan sometimes says to  me: "Why do you preach that truth?  Why don't you preach that truth? Why  drtn't you preach a gospel with no repent-  enco in it? Why don't you flatter men's  hearts so that you make them feel all  right? Why don't you preach a humanitarian gospel, with no repentance in it,  saying nothing about the ruin, talking  all the time about the Redemption?"  Kcriemptimi :_ Varee "Without Kuin.  I say, "Get thee behind me, satan." I  would rather lead five soul's into safety  than 20.000 into perdition. The redemption of the gospel is a perfect farce if  there is no ruin. "The whole need not a  physician, but, they that are sick." "If  any one. though he be an angel from  heaven, preach any other gospel than  this," says the apostle, "let him be accursed.'' There must be the midnight  ride over the ruins before Jerusalem can  be built. There must he the clicking of  the hoofs before there can be the ring of  the trowels.  Again. My subject gives me a specimen of busy and triumphant sadness.   If  do I know that that was going on for 16  years? I know it in this way: That was  the first home in Philadelphia where I  was called to comfort a great sorrow.  They had a splendid boy, and he had  been drowned at Long Branch. The  father and. mother almost idolized the  boy, and the sob and shriek of that  father and mother as they hung over the  coffin resound in my ears to-day. There  seemed to be no use of praying, for  when I knelt down to pray the outcry in  the room drowned out all the prayer.  But the Lord comforted that sorrow.  They did not forget their trouble. If you  should go any afternoon into Laurel Hill  you would find a monument with the  word "Walter" inscribed upon it and a  wreath of fresh flowers around the  name. I think there was not an hour in  20 years, winter or summer, when there  was not a wreath of fresh flowers around  Walter's name  Triumphant Sadness.  But the Christian mother who sent  those flowers there, having no child left,  Sabbath afternoons mothered 10 to 20 of  the lost ones of the street. That is beautiful. That is what; I call busy and triumphant sadness. Here is a mau who  has lost his property. He does not go to  hard drinking. He does not, destroy his  own life. He comes and says: "Harness  me for Christian work. My money's  gone. I have no treasure on earth. 1  want treasures in heaven. 1 have a voice  and a heart to serve God." You say rh.it  that man has failed. He has not failed ���������  he has triumphed.  Oh. I wish I could persuade all ihe  people who have any kind of ii-nuM"  never to irive   up!    I    wish    they   v.<:*i d  look at tfie midnight rider of the text,  and that the four hoofs of that beast on  which Nehemiah rode might cut to  pieces all your discouragements and  hardships and trials. Give tip! "Who is  going to give up when on the bosom of  God he can have all his troubles hushed?  Give tip! Never think of giving :up., Are  you borne down with poverty? A little  child, was found holding her ,dead  mother's hand in the darkness of a tenement house, and some' one, coming in  the little girl looked up,, while holding  her,dead mother's hand, and said, "Oh,  I do wish that God had made more light  for poor folks!" My dear, God will be  your light, God will be your shelter, God  will be your home. Are you borne down  with the bereavements of life? Is the  house lonely now that the child is gone?  Do not give up. Think of what the old������  sexton said, when the minister asked him  why he put so much care on the little  graves in the cemetery���������so much more  care than on the larger graves���������and the  old sexton said, "Sir; you know that 'of  such is the kingdom of heaven,.' and I  think the Saviour is pleased when he sees  so much white clover growing around  these little graves." .  '  SoKot Give Up.  But when the minister pressed the old  sexton for a more satisfactory answer the  old sexton said, "Sir, about* these larger  graves, I don't know who are the Lord's  saints and who are not, but you know,  sir, it is clean different with the bairns."  Oh, if you have had that keen, tender,  indescribable sorrow that comes from the  loss of a child, do not give up. The old  sexton was right. It is all well with the  bairns. Or, if you have sinned, if you  have sinned grievously���������sinned until you  have been cast out by the church, sinned  .until you have been cast out:by society-  do not give up. Perhaps there may be in  this house one that could truthfully utter  the lamentation of another:���������-  Once I was pure as the snow, but If ell���������-  Fell like a   snowflake,   from   heaven   to  hell-  Fell   to   he   trampled  as   filth   in   the  street���������  Fell to be scoffed at, spit on and beat.  Praying, cursing, wishing to die,  Selling my soul to whoever would buy,  Dealing in shame for a morsel of bread,  Hating the living and fearing the dead.  Do not give up. One like unto the Son  of God comes to you to-day, saying, "Go  and sin no more," while he cries out to  your assailants, "Let him that is without sin cast the first stone at her.'' Oh,  there is no reason why any one in this  house by reason of any trouble or sin  should give up! Are you a foreigner and  in a strange land? Nthemiah was an  exile. Are you penniless? Nehemiah was  poor. Are you homesick? Nehemiah was  homesick. Are you broken hearted? Nehemiah was broken hearted. But just 6ee  him in the text, riding along the sacril-  eged grave of hie father and by the  dragon well and through the fish gate  and by the king's pool, in and out, in  and out, the moonlight falling on the  broken masonry, which throws a long  shadow, at which the horse shies, and  at the same time that moonlight kindling up the features of this man till you  see not only the mark of sad reminiscence, but the courage and hope, the  enthusiasm pf a man who knows that  Jerusalem will be rebuilded. I pick you  up to-day, out of your sins and out of  your sorrow, and [ put you against the  warm heart of Christ. "The eternal God  is thy refuge, and underneath are the  everlating arms."  of the floating cylinder at the top will  work the '.pumps. The difficulty to be  overcome lies in the fact that the central  rod would naturally rise, and fall with  the float; To,overcome this tendency Mr  Fletcher has carried the lower end of  the central rod down into the sea below  the zone of Avave action, and there fastened a great flat disk to the rod. This  disk offers so much resistence to movement that it holds the central rod practically still while the float rises and falls  and does the pumping. A small machine  which was used at Dover had a float  about 4 feet in diameter and a stroke to  the pumps of 4 feet, and this, when in  full action,,developed 3.7 horsepower,  A plant is now being built which is  intended to develop 300 horsepower when  it is fully operated by the waves.���������New  York Sun;  ' ' ' 7  AN EN&INEE K\s STORY  LIFE ON A RAILROAD  CONDUCIVE  TO   DISEASE.  Mr. Wm. Tuylor^ of Kuntvillc, Attacked  "With Kidney Trouble���������So-C������lle<i Cures  Proved Useless, 'lint Dr. AVilliaxns'I'ink  Pills Kestored His Health.  From the Iventville Advertiser.  '��������� There are very few employments mone  trying to the health than that of a railway engineer: < The hours of labor are  frequently long,-meals irregular, and rest  and sleep hurriedly snatched "between  runs." One rf the troubles which very  frequently attack raihvay trainmen is  kidney disease, which up to a late period  has been looked Upon as a disease difficult, if not impossible, to: totally cure.  Although there exisc numerous remedies  claimed to be cures, the truth is that  nothing had been found to successfully  cope with tnis terrible disease until the  advent of the now world-famed Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills. Chancing to hear  one day that Mr. Wm. Taylor, a resident  of this town, had been cured of kidney  trouble through the agency of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, a reporter called upon  him at his home to hear from him personally what lie thought of his cure.  Mr. Taylor is an -.ngineer on the Dominion Atlantic Railway, his run being between Halifax and .'Cericville, and. ho is  oi.e of the most popuLir   drivers   on   tho  road.  Utili/.inc Wave Power.  B. Morley Fletcher, an associate member of the British Institute of Civil Engineers, has been engaged for some time  in carrying on experiments in England  looking to the utilization of the force  developed by the rise and fall of the  waves of the sea. Many attempts have  been made to use this enormous power  for mechanical purposes, and it has been  estimated that a. very small fraction of  the energy developed in the sea by the  winds would suffice for all human  needs. Mr. Fletcher has succeeded in  making an experimental machine which  promises to be of real utility for many  purposes.  The machine is simply a pump arranged in an ingenious manner, so that  the waves shall work it up and down,  and the force of the stream of water thus  propelled may be used either directly for  operating engines or be carried to reservoirs and used from these for producing  energy. Mr. Fletcher's machine consists,  first, of a strong metal rod, the lower end  of which is held stationary at a fixed distance from the bottom of the sea by  means of chains and anchors. Near the  upper end and built so that it can slide  on the rod is a big, round hollow float,  shaped like a cheesebox. Attached to the  lower side of this float, one on either  side of the central rod. are the barrels of  two long pumps whose piston rods are  made fast to a. cross-piece on the central  rod below, it is evident that if Ihe central rod is held firmlv    tlie   rise   and   fall  When asked by the 7-eporter concerning his illness he s.'id: "It was in  the spring of 1S96 that I had a severe  attack of kidney trouble, brought on by  continuous running on the road, and I  suppose it is caused by the oscillation of  the locomotive. It affected me but slightly at first, but gradually grew worse. I  consulted a doctor and then tried two  or three varieties of so-called cures. Some  helped me for a time, but after stopping  the use of them I grew worse than ever.  I had noticed numerous testimonials in  the papers concenring Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills, and reading of one cure that was  almost identical with my own I decided  to give them a trial, and purchased four  boxes at a cost of $2. Hut it was ?2 well  spent for I was completely cured by the  use of the pills, and havo not been  troubled with ,my kidneys since. I win  therefore recommend them to others  sim i larly afll i cted.''  The experience of years has proved  that there is absolutely no disease duo to  a vitiated condition of the blood or shattered nerves, that Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills will not promptly cure, anci those  who are suffering from such tEoubles  would avoid much misery and save  money by promptly resorting to this  treatment. Get the genuine Pink Pills  every time and do not be persuaded to  take an imitation or some other remedy  from a dealer, who for the sake of the  extra profit to himself, may say is "just  as good." Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure  when other medicines fail.  Hlcssed is the man who does not take  :p :oom enough in the world to get in  i-y'x-dy's way and whoso commissions  no --missions have no interest for any-  r or him the camera fiend has no  ,rs.  ��������� r.v. G. A. McBain .& Co.,   Rea] Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.
i   i
ii:. ':i: f.ii.' ui: i&'.V.l of Y;cr,o2'i:_ ieit for
hava ij.ot \vo;k.'
Mr, Reirel, nvin^g-tuvof the  Union  Brewery, was'rijji hist wefT-k..'      '*'.'..   : ,
'..'Mr.'���Jwk poney  has   moved, .en   to   his
farm ��.'>q H7>r!_by Isiiuu'l.
:'.' Mi*ii'. J.J. Weir left Friday to visit hor
mother, \'.:i<) i.s'ill, in Victoria. ,
���'.-.Jr.'J. S   K;::ddl left Friday for the   the,
..Jub:].,:*rj''-Ho-pir.al, ��� Victoria, accompaiiied '.. by
his wife ,     .
, ��� M'���_).��� Mass-on, v/Uo ���'has.'been for some
v.'e��',..s a }-,yfist of Mr. ami Mr-s." Barrett, ru-
trit'oed-FrUiay. ��� ��� . ���  ���'���< . '   .
R.';v. A.'B.; Winchi?;-!':'.'^,'^up.urvnteiHlp.tit
of' Chiccsn .Mi :sif��iiary Work for B.-iti.ih.Col-
��� uthblft, aud R,iy. Mr. Coleman, Missionary
at' Vano')uvi-r, ' c-m.e np last Wcdne-iday to
yihi'i U.'ji<*'i,7>.ijd   iinp'-tct   .tho .'work,  bai'ug.
' ���We-lding   prisr-nls.    See",ihe   stock
..(new) of silverware at, Leiser's.
Having'purch'.sed the livery outfit of
Mr. Ed Woods' I am prepared to accommodate the public with   good..riy's at
��� reasonable-prices. .    . 7 ��� ,-,
July 28th,      ;   ti:Gordon JMURDOCK.
f"'0TvT^"^'   -rT1'::i'T"T'n;
v^V_> Ji->.-.iV  -S-.-.-���J.U.S.J.
..'���'. , ��� ��� '���'
.Mr '���George': Lei^hton went over io
Denman Island-last Friday.
��� Mrs.   (Capt.)   Owens   returned   to   her'
home.in ..Victoria   by last   steamer.    She
had   been a guest of   friends   here  for. a
month. '    ���.     "
Mr. PI. Stewart came up oil last boat.
, It is not known that anybody has left
Courtenay or 'Comox for Klondike;
though some talk of   going in the spring.
. Seed   PjLfiLofcs' y-i'd Oa,4��j    as   the   Diiioa
Store. .': t     .
/-\r\"A'|' Q
Tho rosr.l-v.* ti-ru.'-for the opening of the
���public.���sch-.ii;W, i:-j uex. Monday. ,'
FOUND.��� Ar, B,-jV.'-Jir.-:WiL!smar.'6 gabs
a fiihing rod. Ov.'a::r civ**, apply at Kews
oTice.,, '���
Mr, J. ' M.ur-deil was up here Friday -with
'ano-ch*.:* coiiai^iijueut, of has ra'apben-im. aud
We arc' tod that Mr. A. S. "Baird is at-
- teed'ug to .-trie jlulu.^' ct.'-ne iiz the 'Bay ao
The U-iion Bra-is B.nc, and friends hold
a de_i-_-lv.-f.il y ion icon Mt,ud.��.y at McCa.ch-
eijt'i.   Point.
Sue-day School ot Scir.dwick English
Church will have a picnic at McCiuchbu's
Poiat. oa Thursday of this week .
Mr. GG-.'McDonald cf the E':k was at-
Union Wharf Friday inormng, to sec the
hoys off; said he would go himself���if sure
o? $100,000.
Mr. Searle while riding on horseback, on
the Courtenay road, the other daj', was
thrown aud his foot badly sprained.
Mr. Geo. Ford of Hornby I-lacd, was
over here last week. He says the crows
have destroyed the fruit. He will hie himself to Houoialu next -winter���best climate
on earth.
Aa we are not to have a high school at
Couft'enay or Union in the near future,
Miss Annie Dora Crawford went down to
Victoria ou the iaat steamer to attend high
school there.
The Preabytcripn   Church   choir,    Union,
will, be entertained at  Mr.  W. R. Robb's,
Coniox on Thursday of   this   week.      They
will meet at 9.30 at the church  where   cai-'
riage-. will be in waiting.
The '*Scandinovians or Kuugrir.aviana"
who were arrested for watch stealing, were
let off. They had the watch all right
enough, but were considered so drunk as
not to have known what they were about.
AUGUST 12th.
L. P. Eckstein baa forwarded to Mr.
Robert Grant, Dawson City, a letter, the
border of the envelope containing it, being
filled with Jubilee stamps. Acros3 the lower left hand corner is this -. "The man who
hands this to Bob will not regret it. Hunt
him! L. P. E.'' Upon the back of the envelope is traced with psn the trail to Klondike. A photo' there is, labelled : "This is
Rob Grant." "A pen picture ot" Charlie
Grant appears, exclaiming in ecstasy "Pa- j
pa's gone/' Enclosed is an advauced copy
of thi.. week's Xkw.s.
The 'In [_v,'s returns thank's for some splendid veg-.tabl'j- a variety, grown upon the
gR-''.���:n ot Mr. R. Meliado. Tney show
v/iu-ic th*. red soil here is capable of uuder
intelliycnt cultivation, and that a few feet
square oi land, such us many have in their
lot.   not now put to any good use, can   be
,.;��� .j.'iuct- -'-iou_-'h'vegetables for fam-
ivir. MoVt-i'io ;��� ���-..,-.j,two lots, and, it
. p��i.-:i-.in u; one, as we learn it
ri,,-n to do, into an orchard, we
'shili be a!i';-i..',o tee time eiiou.j/h fruit can al-'
so be raised ia a garden, for family .use.
, ��� ���     ' . : '���
Mr. Geo.   Grieve   ha3   ordered   for   his
threshing machine, a new boiler, which, will
be here in two or three weeks, wheu he will
be prepared to do threshing, and better than
in the past.
Plumbing is now ou at Anderson's Metal
Works. Give.him a call, and he will show
you what he cn:i do, and inore too!
J. S., Blend all Injured.
Mr. J. S. Ken .bill was injured on
Wednesday afternoon whiie attending
to his duties as. weigher, down by N0.4
Slope. The chain brpke, and one end of
it struck his 'right "leg below the knee
With such force as to produce a compound
fracture. ' 7 ���',:.
Eurgdsry at   Courtenay.     ,
The McPhee & Moore store at Courtenay was the scene ofa burglary Monday
night of lpst week. It occurred betvveen
10 p.m. and 4'a.m. The;burglars entered
tb.ror.gh the window in the rear of. the
.store which ,openscihto the office where
the safe is located. The till in the store
'was emptied.of its loose change, and a
bo.*-: of boots and shoes are missing. An
attempt was made to drill into the safe,
and some evidences of powder are
thought* to exit. Tlie burglars must
ly-ive been disturbed by some noise,, as in
their   hasty   exit, they   left a portion   of
their tools.       , . ' '"���'���.,.���   ,
. There'were two suspicious individuals
around sometime before but who arc now
missing. Tbey are, believed to have
come up the river in a boat. No clew by
which tbey can be traced so far as is
known. .''"'���.,'���.'..���
Men's   new styles   in   Hard  and   Soft
Hats at Leiser's.  ' '    " ,' .-
... Or "Damaseu-3 Triumphal-March" will he
rendered on Thursday evening, Aug. 12ch,.
by from 25 to 40 voices,, at Pz-iza Tournament Concert. On this oecastou Rov Mr.
Logan will preside, and make au address,
in will be his last public iippearaixce in
UnioM. Every effort is being made to make
this entertainment one long to be remembered. Everybody invited. No charge
tor admission. Collection taken to defray
expenses .-of concert... .���
The Maude on 26th, took 135 tnns of
coal for C.P.N.Co.���On 27th, the Florida
took 526 tons of fuel, and the Thistle took
56 tons of coal for VVhitelaw, and 94 tons
of coke lor Albion Iron Works, Victoria.
���-On 28th, the Tepic, took 225 tons oi
coal for C.P.R., and 182 tons of coke for
Trail.���On tbe 30th, tug Active took 35
tons of fuel, and Pnncess Louise 66 tons
of fuel���31st, Tepic took 370 tons of coke
for Traii.���Aug:ist, the' Thistle, took 1,5
tons of fuel and 45 tons of coal for Mio-
wera.���Glory,of the���-,Seas due.
Received at Wil birds, a Hue  line of   bug-
wy wiiips, ranging ("coin lo so 25 cents.
UNDER and by virtue of the Powers
contained m a certain Indenture of Mortgage, TENDERS in writing are invited
up' to Friday the 13th, August next
addressed to the undersigned for the
purchase of LOT 82, Ccurtenay Town'site
(subject to the usual E.& N. Ry., reservations.)' , '       ,,"���������'   . .; ���
There is a good one and. a half storey,
six roomed.-house upon, the premises.
Further particulars, can be had on application to "Mr. James Abrams, Union.
The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Title deeds can be inspected at our
office. '...., ,-  ..'.. ;    .,      ".. .;   7.
Barker & Potts, Nanaimo, B.C.
July        Solicitors for the
27'ih,"'97' ..���'���: Mortgagees.
*%,   i ��� �� ffi si!
...FOR;' .SALE...7
Consisting of, Cows, Heifers,
Calves, Bulls, all a No. i
stock of the best  Strains,   and
registered in  A. I. C. C/: also
��� ��� &      ...      ��� ��� ,     j    - ������������    ..'   ,
, Berkshire Swine from
���'���'���li^poptE'd, ;_lL0Ck.
and Italian., Bees,, prices   low.r
Address: J, S. SMITH,
... CI overwork   Farm ...
,,-"":   GHiLUWACK, B.C.
Passeng*er X.ist.        "
July 28��_.
Mr. Waller, L. Mcrcon, Miss Park, R.
Robertson, Ivlrs. Robertson, Miss Bulman,
D. Laud, VV. Dalby, H.Stewart, Mr. Ferguson, A. Mathewson, F. Griener, P.
Bono, Mrs. Bono,   Miss Saunders.   C. A.
Cbbui-n, Rev.\Vinchester, Mrs. McMillan
���'......��� ' �����
Miss McMillan, ; Mr. Geo. Ford, Mr.
Bloomingdale, J. Goburn, Mrs. Nelson,
��� Hunter.
spimalt & Nanaimo By.
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Time   Table   No.    28,
To take effect at 8 a.m.  on Monday Mar.
29th 1897.    Trains run on Pacitic
Standard time.
GOING NORTH���Read down.
Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | A. M. | p.iti.
Wellington     ... |   8.00   |    h(KJ
Ai: IS'aiiainio  I   J 1.18 |    7 i!5
Ar.  WollhiKton................ |   12.15 |    7.15
GOING  SOUTH���������Read up.
I     A  M    |    1* M
.                     ,| Daily. | Sat. &
Xaiiinmo for Victoria. ..   1   S.JO    |    4.'33
Wc-l ingtbti for Victoria /|   S.15    |    -..15 '
For rates and information apply' at Coih-
���pnny's oflices,
President. ,       GcnTSupt
Otm.'.Freight, and Passenger: Agb,'
Do you know that we cau print you just
as neat a 'business card ys you can get in
any other printing office in the Province,
and just as* cheap too ? Bear iu mind, w e.
print .meal tickets also '! ri In fact we can
do anything in the line of job printing.
Give us a trial.
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Mens', Ladies'and Children's   Trimmed and   Untrimmed   Straw   Hats.     Children's
Muslin Hats, Bonnets and Capes.     Ladies' Underwear, and all kinds of Cotton hose.
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