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 ;."f/  I  ������Q7//&d &b+y  NO.    247.    UNION.   COMOX ' DISTRICT,, B.^C,    TUESDAY  AUG.,  10th,  1897. $2.00 PER    ANNUM.  For the choicest meats we are head quarters.  ,If,you have not tried our noted sausages,  bologna and, head cheese, you should do  so at once. Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES.  I o 1 szimzoist leiseb  IBS,  Rev. John A. Logan's Last  Sermon in Union���������An Abie  Discourse before an 3.nri--  rfienss Audience.  __^   ^  I  'I  Gustav f4auck  ���������FOR���������  BLOUSES AND STRAW HATS  REDUCED TO COST   SWliii^'s Teas aijd Coffees'j|  ALWAYS  E  Tlie���������'Undersigned having Purchased  business here, beg to inform the public that   they are pre-  .   pared to   supply- =��������� ���������������������������*  FureDrugs & Druggist Sundries  as cheaply as they can be procured from any house in  British Columbia.     A full line of��������� ..���������������������������wm  patent Medicines  always kept on hand.  We are desirous, particularly, of calling your    attention  to our complete stock of  Stationery and'School Books  In this line, we will sell as cheaply as any house in Union.  PRESCRIPTIONS & FAMILY RECEIPTS  CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED    A. II. PEACHY & CO. UNION.  sNlP^ffi^lP^P^I  ^S)^s  GAME   ACT.  West of the Cascades, the open season  to shoot blue grouse, duck, ptarmigan,  meadow lark, and deer, commences Aug.  21st. On Vancouver Island . for mallard,  widgeon, teal, pintail, and canvass back  ducks, season opens Aug.2ist, and for  cock pheasants Octist.  This act does not apply to Indians or  settlers of this Province with regard to  game killed for their own immediate use  for food only, and for the reasonable  necessities of the persons killing the  same, and his family, and not for the purpose of sale or traffic, nor to free miners  actually engaged in mining or prospecting, who may kill game for food, and  providing they are not mining at a camp  where boarding houses are maintained.  Deer exposed for sale must have its head  on.  UNION SHIPPING.  On the 4th, the tug Hope left with 206  tons of coal for the Electric Railway, Victoria.���������Rapid Transit took oa the 1th, 76  tons of fuel for Dye*.���������The Geo. E. Star on  the 4th,' called on its way to St. Michaels,  and took 58 tons of coal for fuel.���������On the  5fch, Tepic left with 220 tons of coal for C.  P. R., and 87 tons of coke for Trail.���������The  Thistle on the 5th, took 247 ton3 of coal for  the C.P.N"., Victoria.���������The Magnet on the  5th, took 22 tons of coal for fuel.���������Tepic on  the 7th, took 193 tons of coke for Trail, and  10 tons of coke and 219 tons of coal for the  Sugar Reiinery, Vancouver.  NOTICE.���������The Board of Directors of  the Hospital will meet next Saturday  evening at 8 o'clock.  ALTHOUGH SUNDAY evening was  sultry yet every seat was occupied in an  auditorium unusually large for a town of  the size of U;rnon. People were there  j from the valley; the Masons came in a  body in their beautiful regalia, although  the sermon was known to be a farewell  address to the pastor's flock; their presence was a silent testimony of their sympathy and esteem. The Methodist  service for the evening was dropped and  ;Mr. Hicks and his congregation attended  ���������an act creditable to them,-and kindly  considerate of the fretiring pastor. Mr-  Logan was in good form and spoke with  much earnestness and , power The  following is a very full synopsis of the  .sermon:  II Cor. 13:11;. "Finally, brethren, fare  well. Be perfect,'be of good comfort, be  of one mind, live in peace; and the Lord  of love and peace shall be, with you."  The apostle . Paul was a man not  generally demonstrative; yet his letters  are full of the spirit of kindly sympathy.  While he seems most himself while discussing some theological question, yet no  one can mistake thei; tenderness, and  solicitude for.others which he breathes  forth in every epistle. Ke had established the church-at Corinth, had written to  thern twjce and visited them one or more  times, and even-cherished a deep.interest  in their welfare.,: The' church there was  in truth, "a light shining in a dark place."  The truth' was opposed by superstition,  wbrldliness,. so-called science, and evils'  of the most debasing kind, and worse  than all, there were divisions among  them. It may be that the tried condition  of the church, and the-sirained relations  of some of its members increased his  anxiety for its welfare. He had not come  to them with the wisdom of a philo opher,  but with the plain gospel, and he was  anxious lest their minds should be  turned aside from the simplicity; of a  puie Christain life.  The rev. gen tie m'an then discussed at  length the different clauses of the text in  their order.  "Be perfect."    He pointed out that this  was not to be  taken  absolutely.    There  were different ideas of perfection.    The  Pharisee was described as a  man  quite  satisfied with himself,   ad the ugh he might  lack many qualities of honor.    Paul   had  abetter   idea of   mmself  at the out-set,  than at the latter part   of his life when he  understood himself better.    Then he described the man perfect m the eyes of the  world, upright,   honest,  no bad ������ habits,  and   generally   respected.    He   primed  but that the character spoken of in the  Bible as "the man in Christ," came  nearest to the idea of the text, and went on to  show   that we should all have  the high  aim of perfection. The pattern for our lives  is a divine one, a perfect  one,���������the man  Christ Jesus; and we   are  exhorted,   "to  live as he lived, and to walk as he   walked."    Our aim  should  be  perfection, in  life, in speech, in thought.    We   may not  reach it here, but should press on, until  "To perfection's sacred height,  We nearer still may rise;  And all we think and all we do  Be pleasing in His eves."  "Be of good comfort," i. e. be good  comforters to one another. The burden  bearers are often forgotten. Many need  comfort. There are the sorrowing, the  sick, the wearied, the down-hearted, the  despondent, the solitary, those who have  experienced reverses;���������wherefore I beseech of you comfort one another. This  is something all may spare; give it spontaneously and freely. The sympathetic  word, or act, or look, will help to cheer  the heart and lighten the load. Then  the good and kindly deed will re-act, and  the rememberance of it will be a bright  spot on the page of life.  "Be of one mind." Unity in the church  is the idea. Paul knew that if the church  at Corinth was to be prosperous and continue its work there, that the members  must be of one mind���������must act in harmony.   This characcerized  the  apostolic  ^^^G Butchers,  UNION and COURTESY,;'       -       -       -  '  B.   C  pmcwir;i������Bi?xt.%C3XUpci?;aaz=H������������TCA^^  %MUKx6toaXX3KVMXm  church. "They continued daily with one  accord," and it was thus that/ Pentecost  found it, which so deepened the spiritual  life, and invested with power the hearts  of Christ's followers This is.an especial  bond and special duty of a church. What  more natural than that there should be  unity among "those of a like faith, who  worship in the one, church, sit at the  same communion table, take' parkin the  prayer meeting, subscribe to /the- same  belief, adore and praise the one coivui'mh.'.  Father,' looking; forward to the same  Home,���������among whom should ever gjew  the spirit of loyalty and love?, Try'then,  and see .eye to eye. Don't press "your  opinions to the breaking point. Be mindful of each other's fadings, crotchets, hob-  bies;- Dismiss selfishness and remember  that it is far nobler and more Christlike  to do your duty -..and do it: faithfully than  to insist on your rights.  " Live in peace."    Don't quarrel.    Sin  dismembers.   Christ came bringing peace  This was his first and latest message: "Be  at  peace  among  yourselves.''   .Religion  can never flourish in the midst of jealousy,  suspicion and   strife.    Live 1.1   peace   towards others���������other denominations.   You  are not to be indifferent t������ your own, but-  loyal; at the  same   time  remember  that;  love to Christ  and   to all   called'; bv  his  name is a higher duty������������������.,,than love and loy .  a!ty to  any  system   however   venerable.c  If we cannot be one in   doctrine   we  can ;  be .one in   Christ;   in   charities",. and acts  of kindness.    We should never spend our  forces    against   any    branch   of Christ's  church, but co-operate with   it.    The besr  way to contend for the faith is to show by  our own good life the power of faith within us.    If everyone  would   live   up to Hie  light they jhave, a brighter dny would soon  dawn upon the world. G    ���������  ^^nruJ^\r*crJ;zxi\KiucMtti3irr\,n*zrzii~  The church during the past year and a  .half has had its share of prosperity. It  has suffered somewhat from the fhictua-  tions that are common to mining towns,  and from the the- indifference of many  who should have been its stay and support. The attendance on Sabbath in that  time has at least doubled, which is an  encouragement. The attendance at the  Sabbath school has grown largely, and  the difficulty at the present time is to get  a sufficient number of teachers. The Y.  P. S. C. E., and prayer meeting hive not  received the attention from the members  of the church that could reasonably be expected. These mid-week meetings are means of grace that are very  helpful, and they cannot be disregarded  without calamity to the followers of  Ch.ist. The Ladies Aid has" maintained  a steady increase. They have done  nobly and have proved themselves ready  to advance every good work. Ev-pry  lady in the church should be connected  with that sociely and e^erv addition  should increase its power for good.  The work of the choir .-peaks fot itself,  and yet I feel sure that their self denying  labor is not appreciated as it ought to be.  Two evenings in the week they spend  preparing themselves for the two services  on   the  Sabbath,  giving  their time  and  strength, taking the criticisms of the  thoughtless, without remuneration. .They  at least deserve your encouragement.  The increase in membership has steadily  progressed, 16 members being added to  the roll'.in the last six months. From  this brief survey we have reason to  "(hank'God and take courage."  Next Sabbath the Rev. J. C. Forster  by direction of the I-Verbyiury, will dissolve the .pastoral tie which binds us in  cooperative work and kindly affection.  The whole responsibility for the welfare  of the church wili then rest on you, and  may the spirit of God guide and assist  you; in the selection of one who shall  break unto you the bread of life. "I commend 'you to God and the word of his  grace, which is abie to build you up and  to, give you an inheritance among all  them which are sanctified."  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leaser's.  ���������: latest by Wire  Coke Badges��������� The Dunsmuirs' are  having a barge made for carrying coke-  laden cars from Union wharf to Vancou-  ver.     ..  -'Klondike���������Allthe gold from Klondike  taken to San Francisco mint does not exceed $200.000.���������Word has been received  that the "boys" who left Nanaimo last  week for Klondike have arrived at Dyea  in good health. [ This includes the  "boys" who left Union. ]���������Capf. "Miles  ���������-���������Standish -who is down Irom Alaska says  to intending prospectors���������"Don't!" "Not  enough food for aligning and gold can  only be gotten by patient search and then-'  not in.barrels-full.  Swift Justice.��������� Jas. Mark who stole  the other day a bicycle in Blaine and  rode into New Westminister, has already  commenced his five year's term in the  penn.  Suicide.���������John Drummond has committed suicide in Chiiliwack.  D I SCOUR AG ED.���������Nanaimo fishing  boats have returned from the Fraser.  Fish at two cents and canneries not able  to handle what are caught.  Badly Burned.���������Infant child of Alex.  McM'iller, Nanaimo, nearly burned to  death, Lighted 'natch fell into the baby's  crib.  Good Chima\; yx ��������������� ���������-.���������������-: -.���������:��������� 01 K.  'Heyland slipped off a log in Ai ills'ream  Nanaimo, and ������������������ a - -;w?.J by a Chiii������inan.  Big Catch ���������T- n \b '-is ivii salmon  were caught in l-Seccher r������av Aug.6th, by  S Indians���������straits c rowded   with salmon.  Mineral rights of settlers in E.&N-  belt are to be investigated.  HIGHLY APPRECIATED.  The presence of ao many Freemasons,  some of whom had come from Oourtenay,  and also of Rev. Mr. Hicks and his congregation, although of a different denomination,  to listen to Rtv Mr. Logan's farewell sermon to his own people, was most highly appreciated by him, and for which lie extends  his warmest thanks.  ���������MVVW HIAWMrftMWIllUIIM  Awarded  Highest Honors���������World's Fair,  GoM MedaS, Midwinter Fair.  A Pure Grape Crea:n of Tartar Powder.  40 YE&RS THE STANDARD. !i2Bi*oTi3-.���������*irtr^^I;il,-ir*���������  .^\*W������.% %  rr&;  Subscribers who do not receive their paper ree-  cdarlv will please notify us at onee.  Apply at the office for advertising rates.  THE NEWS.  UNION, B.C.  CThe Week's Commercial Summary.  The earnings of the Grand Trunk Railway for the first -week of April were  $350,'408. an increase of $9,396.  Stocks of wheat-at Port Arthur and  Fort William are 3,202,000 bushels as  compared with 3,430,000 bushels a]year  aK������- , ��������� ��������� '  The stock of wheat of Toronto, is 155,-  000 bushels as compared with 172,000.  bushels a week ago and' 20,000 bushels a  year ago.  Packers of hides at Chicago show some  anxiety to sell, and the tendency is toward lower prices, but there is scarcely  any change in quotations.  Canadian Pacific earnings continue to  improve, the increase for the first week  of April being ������43,000 over the corresponding week of last year.  . The United States t government report  on the condition of winter wheat suggests a crop of about 306,000,000 bushels,  whereas the amount harvested last year  was 268,000,000 bushels.  The leading wheat markets are more  active and stronger. European complications had the effect of stimulating the  demand. After the great decline the beginning of the year, a good rally would  surprise but few.       u .   ;>  As to the European crop outlook, winter wheat condition in Great Britain,  Prance and Holland is reported below the  average because of excessive rains. Field  work in Western Europe has been sode-'  layed by rains that the spring wheat area  will be greatly cut down, the shortage  in France alone being 750,000 acres.  There was a decrease of 906,000 bushels  in the visible supply of wheat; in the  United States and Canada last week.  The total is 37,706.000 bushels as against  59,330,000. bushels a year ago. The  amount afloat to Europe decreased :880,-  000 bushels last week, and the total is  now 18,160,000 bushels as compared  with 29,960,000 bushels a year ago. The  world's shipment Oof wheat last week  were 8,733,000 .bushels as against 4,446,  000 bushels the corresponding week of  last year.  Here and There.  c A handy device for lacing the shoes is  formed of a button attached to the flap  and having a pulley over which the  thread runs, so that a pull on the end of  the lace tightens the cord its whole  length.  A handy device for Bmall rooms consists  of a metal band attached to a bracket to  hold the wash bowl, which can be swung  down against the wall when not in use  to hold the bowl out of the way.  One of the latest bicycle bells is attached to the head of the machine directly over the front wheel, a corrugated  wheel which revolves the bell being  pressed down on .the tire by a lever near  the handle bar.  A hook and eye which needs no sewing  to fasten it to the garment has recently  been invented, eacn member having a  pin to fasten in the cloth, the point running into a slot to fasten it and prevent  its catching.  Messrs. Northrop & Lyman Co. are the  proprietors of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil,  which is now being sold in immense  quantities throughout the Dominion. It  is welcomed by the suffering invalid  everywhere with emotions of delight,  because it banishes pain and gives instant  relief. This valuable specific for almost  "every ill that flesh is heir to," is valued  by the sufferer as more precious than  gold. It is the elixir of life to many a  wasted frame. To the farmer it is indispensable, ind it should be in every  house.  At the Owen Sound Assizes Miss  McNevin sued Rev. Mr. Lediard for  slander. The minister had told the plaintiff's intended husband something that  caused him to break the engagement.  The young lady finally consented to  accept a complete retraction and apology  from the minister, who will also pay the  costs.  There never was, and never will be, a  universal panacea, in one remedy, for all  ills to which flesh is heir���������the very nature  of many curatives being such that were  the germs of other and differently seated  diseases rooted in the system of the  patient���������what would relieve one ill in  turn would aggravate the other. We  have, however, in Quinine Wine, when  obtainable in a sound unadulterated  state, a remedy for many and grevious ills.  By its gradual and judicious use, the  frailest systems are led into convalescence  and strength, by the influence which Quinine exerts on Nature's own restoratives.  It relieves the drooping spirits of those  with whom a chronic state of morbid despondency and lack of interest in life is a  disease, and, by tranquilizing the nerves,  disposes to sound and refreshing sleep-  imparts Yigor to the action of the blood,  which, being stimulated, courses throughout the veins, strengthening the healthy  animal functions of the system, thereby  making activity a necessary result,  strengthening the frame, and giving life  ;to the digestive organs, which naturally  demand increased substance���������result, improved appetite. Northrop & Lyman of  Toronto, have given to the public their  superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate,  and, gauged by the opinion of scientists,  'this wine approaches nearest perfection of  any in the market.    All druggists sell it.  The Ten Short Poems.  An interesting though perplexing  iask for the fancy of erudition is here  proposed: ,  Jo the Editor of The Sun:  Sir���������Will you please name the best ten short  poems in the English language? H. D.  Before the choice is attempted we  must agree what poem is short. Compared with the great epics, '' Cornus"  and "Sohrab" and "Rusturu" are short.  Compared with the latter, "Lycidas"  and the "Pied -Riper" are short. If  these four were eligible, they would  have to bg among the ten; ' 'L'Allegro"  and '' Blenheim''aro shorter still. But  interpreting our correspondent's wishes  by his words we will choose, from' the  truly short only. In doing so it will be  well to say that, to prevent the list  from being swamped by Shakespeare or  Milton, we will take but one poem from  each. Again, that one will be chosen  somewhat arbitrarily, without prejudiceto its rivals. With these preliminary explanations we venture upon selection:  "When In Disgrace," Shakespeare; "Ban-  nockburn," Burns; "Tho Tiger," Blake; "Pibroch of.Dcnald Dhu," Scott; "Buglo Song,"  Tennyson; "When I.Considor," Miiton; "Ho-  ���������henlindeii," .Campbell; "Brahma," Emerson;  "At tho Church Gate," Thackeray; ','Gunga r  Din," Kipling." ' '      '  The list of others, running from more  unalloyed sentiment to more, intense  and purely distilled poesy, is by no  means brief. But, looking.among the  short poems bearing the divine stamp  of poetic genius, for the vivid, the picturesque; the lyrically complete, -the  intellectually impressive and the passionately inspiring, the ten given above  are certainly very powerful claimants  for their places. And what a marvelous  lot they are!���������New York Sun.  World's Supply of Cotton.  According to the best sources of ���������information, the world's supply of cotton  in 1895 aggregates 18,200,000 bales, or  7,2SO,000,ObO pounds.  Of this immense crop, 10,500,000  bales ..-were produced in the United  States, 2,600,000 in India and 043,000  in Egypt. The remaining bales were  produced in the various parts of the,  clobe. In different countries different  standards of measurement obtain, and  in no two countries is the weight of a  bale of cotton exactly the same. The  American bale averages 450 pounds,  the Indian bale 400 pounds and the  Egyptian bale .'717 pounds. Someddea  of the vast extent of the world's cotton  area may be gathered from the fact  that in the United States alone it covers  over 20,000,000 acres.  In 1830 the world's output of cotton  aggregated only 636,000,000 pounds, or  11 times less than in 1895. Within a  single decade, however, the product almost doubled, amounting in 1840 to  1,192,000,000 pounds. Since then the  world's product has been as follows:  2,391,000,000 pounds in 1860, 4,039,-  000,000 pounds in 18S0 and 7,2S0,000,-  000 in ,1895.  Prom these figures some idea of the  vast importance of the cotton plant as a  factor in the world's growth and progress may be obtained.���������Atlanta Constitution.        .  Ib She to Be a Four Day Ship?  A recent issue of the London Shipping World says that the three sets of  engines that will drive the triple screws  of the new colossal racer of the White  Star line, the Oceanic, are expected to  give her a speed of 27 knots an hour.  The officials of the White Star line in  this city and on the other side of the  ocean have not intimated that the  Oceanic was going in for record breaking on so huge a scale as the articles in  The Shipping World declare.   ,  Twenty-neven knots an hour over the  short course between Queenstown and  Sandy Hook mean atrip of four days  and about seven hours, or 24 hours faster than the fastest trip of the Cunarder  Lucania, which is 5 days, 7 hours and  23 minutes. The best hourly average of  the Lucania for a voyage is 22.01 knots.  If sire fulfills expectations, t'1? Oceanic  will be able to leave Qufieustown on  Thursday morning and get here on the  afternoon of the following Monday.  The Shipping World's article on the  new liner concludes thus:  "It is too early to give any details as  yet, but as uo time is to be lost in constructing the vessel, an immense coffer  dam having been built at tho lower end  of the slip in order that work may proceed independently of the state of the  tide, those will no doubt soon be forthcoming."  An Exciting Career.  John Par.shall, who recently died in  Indianapolis, was a member of the Alexander expedition sent to Salt Lake  City to force Brigham Young to evacuate his office and allow the successor  whom President Buchanan had appointed to take his seat. He was the driver  of one of the ammunition wagons, and  with his own hands burst open an iroi*  gate which was preventing the entrance  of the army into the Mormon capital.  He was uiso one of the six men who  disposed of the body of John Wilkes  Booth, the slayer of Abraham Lincoln.  He attended the performance at Ford's  theater, saw the fatal shot fired and  was one of the soldiers who pursued the  assassin through the wings to the stage  door. When the actor murderer was  finally shot and taken, Parshall was  one of the six men who were deputed to  dispose of his remains in such a manner ihat the secret of their resting place  should never be known.  LET'S LIFE If  i  Why Die a Lingering Death of  Direful Diabetes?  DODD'S KIDNEY PiLLS CURE IT  Other Medicines never touch it���������IJutBodd's  Pills Infallibly Cure ��������� Exp ���������'.line Poison  and Pain��������� Preserving-Sugar and Strength  --Don't Die; Get Well.  Who would not live longer if he could?  ������������������ Moie meii' shorten their lives   by overindulgence in food and   drink   than ever  die from starvation. Health can be maintained by eating and drinking just what  is good for us���������no more, no less.  But most of us don't do that.  In  health    the    body   expefs   what   it  doesn't   require,    and   retains   what   it,  needs.   In disease either the body doesn't  expel the poison    or   it   does   hot retain  what is needed to nourish it.   In the disease called   Diabetes   the   kidneys expel  eugar.. Its presence can be detected in the  urine.  The body needs sugar.  In Diabetes  the sufferer dies a lingering death,  ��������� Tin til recently Diabetes  was   supposed  to be incurable.     The   science   of to-day  says that Diabetes may   be   cured.    The  kidneys may be restored to healthy action.  Sugar may be retained   in   the   system.  Instead of filtering out   the   good that is{  in the, food the kidneys   may be made to  filter out the poison.   ,  With Poison goes Pain. With Sugar  6tays Strength.  Diabetes disappears like magic before  DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS. Other medicines never touch it. That's the difference. If you have Diabetes get cured  quickly. Don't bother with medicines  that do not cure. Many .will stand, up to  be counted among those who have been  cured of Diabetes by taking DODD'S  KIDNEY.PILLS.  Mr.< Fred Stokes, Barrie, Ont., says:  "I have been promptly restored to health  by a few boxes of, Dodd's Kidney Pills.  Diabetes had reduced my weight forty-  five pounds, which I have regained.!'  Mr. D. Roblin, Bandmaster, Allandale,  Ont., says: "Could for years get no relief  for Diabetes which it seemed would end  my days. Six; boxes of Dodd's Kidney  Pills have cured me."  Mr. Chas. Gilchrist, Port Hope, Ont.,  says: " For ten years a victim of Diabetes.  Suffered fearfully, especially in ��������� passing  water. ���������.; My cure has resulted from taking  a few boxes'of Dodd's Kidney Pills."  Mr. James ;K. Nesbitt, county constable, Stayner,1 Ont., says: "Becoming  aware'of the fact that I was a victim of  Diabetes, I resorted to Dodd's Kidney  Pills. I commenced to get well with the  first box and am perfectly cured."  It Wtis. Warm There.  Mr. Drayton���������So that is a picture of  Miss Lallo in the dress that she wore at  the horse show, is it? I shouldn't think  she would dare go to such a place in a  costume so pronouncedly decollete as that.  Miss Lumlum���������Oh,, indeed they had  steam heat and it was quite comfortable.  INSOMNIA.  Three Months Without Sleep���������Wasted In  Flesh and Given Up to Die, but the Great  South American Nervine Soothes to Rest  Witli One Dose and EIFects a Rapid and  Permanent Cure.  Mrs. White, of Mono Township, Beav-  erton, P.O., was dangerously ill from  nervous trouble. She was so nervous  that she had not slept a night for three  months. She was so low that her friends  despaired of her recovery, in fact, had  given her up to die, She was persuaded  to try South American. Nervine. Her relief was so instantaneous that after taking one dose she slept soundly all night.  She persisted in the use of this great cure  and gained in health rapidly, so that now  there is not a sign of the nervousness,  and she feels she is entirely cured. If you  doubt it, write and ask her.  What Struck Him.  "What struck you most during your recent tour of the Pacific slope?"  "My wife's sporty brother, and he nevex  struck me for less than $10 at a time  either."���������Atlanta Constitution.  Dickie's Anti-Consumptive Syrup stands  at the head of the list for all diseases of  the throat and lungs. It acts like magic  in breaking up a cold. A cough is soon  subdued, tightness of the chest is relieved,  even the worst case of consumption is relieved, while in recent cases it may be  said never to fail. It is a medicine prepared from the active principles or virtues  of several medicinal herbs, and can be depended upon for all pulmonary com-  plaints.  She  Wanted One.  "My task in life," said the pastoi  complacently, '' consists in saving young  men."  "Ah," replied the maiden with a  soulful longing, "save a. nice looking  one for me!"���������Dublin World.  Extreme Provocation.  "Did you strike this man?" asked the  court sternly.,  "I did, but be made the first assault."  "How was that?"  "Struck me for $10."���������Detroit Free  Press.  Out of Sorts.���������Symptoms, Headache,  loss of appetite, furred tongue, and general indisposition. These symptoms, if  neglected, develop into acute disease. It  is a trite saying that an "ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and a  little attention at this point may save  months of sickness and large doctor bills.  For this complaint take from two to three  of Parmelee's ATegetable Pills ou going to  lied, and one or two for three nights in  succession, and a cure will be effected.  Fin are r-Nail Statistics.  i The statistical man who will tell you  how many pounds of leather you will  wear from your shoes in a lifetime, and  how many tons of food you will eat, provided you live to the biblical limit; of  "threescore and ten," has just finished  ponie odd statistics'on finger-nail growth.  He finds that the average human being  cuts away < about the' one-thirty-second  part of sin inch of nail each week, or a  little more than an inch and a half each  year. He also finds that 'the average  length of life the . world over is,about  uirt:.y,years,' and that there are 1,300,000,-  OOij miles of finger-nails in each genera-  tien. ��������� ������������������   ���������.   .   ��������� '   ���������   fv  The Wei'jrhty'Cliarsre.  The Friend���������-The Judge's charge, was a /  weighty one, wasn't it?  The Litigant���������Nothing compared ' to  my lawyer's.     "���������  Rapid Progress.  "So you think Miss New-woman is up  to snuff, eh?"  "We������, rather."  "She must have made rapid' strides,  then, for when I,knew her she was only  up to cigarettes."  Commissioner Roosevelt   has   resigned  from the police department of New York.  Doctox-s Recommend  CEYLON   TEA  Load'Packets Only,, 25c, 40c, 50c * 60o.  The proprietors of Parmelee's Pills are  constantly receiving letters similar to the  following,which explains itself. Mr. John  A. Beam, Waterloo, Out., writes: "I  never'used any medicine that can equal  Parmelees Pills for Dyspepsia or Liver  and Kidney Complaints. The relief experienced after using them was wonderful. '(' As ti safe family medicine Parmelee's Vegetable Pills can be given, in ail  cases requiring a Cathartic  Condensing Milk.   ,  Many methods of preserving and condensing milk aro employed in different  countries, and the process has within  recent years been brought to a state of  comparative perfection.  State of Ohio. City of Toledo, i  Lucas County, /ss#  Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is the  senior partner of the linn of F. J. Chbney & Co.^  doinff business in the City of Toledo, County  and State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay  tho sum of OXE HUNDRED DOLLARS for  each and every case ol Cataiuui that cannot  be cured by the use of JIau.'s Catakkii Cure.'  ������������������ F1UXK J. CHENEY.  Sworn to before mc and subscribed in my  presence, this Gth day of December, A. D., 1880.  i SEAL [  A. W. GLEASON,  Notary Public.  , Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and  acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces  of the system.   Send for testimonials, free.  F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.  *������"Sold by druggists, 7f>c.  A  ^Partnership.  Life is a partnership with one'another,  in which the'profits are in proportion to  what is put in. There is no investment  in this business that pays better than  kindness.  t!J  NEVER WORRY  Take the in ami gro about your business  ���������they do their work while you  '        are doing- yours.  Dr. Ajrnew's  Iiiver' Pills are purely vegetable and act upon the liver without  .disturbance to the system, diet,  or occupation.    JJO  cents  a vial.  They are system renovators, blood purifiers, and builders; every gland and  tissue in the whole anatomy is benefited  and stimulated in the use of them.  THE WALL PAPER KING  OF  CANADA.      .  Sample, hooks of Choice Wall Paper for  Residences, Churches,' Offices, Lodge  Rooms, Public Halls, Hotels, Stores, and  our booklet "How to Paper" sent free to  any address;   Write a postal to  C. B. SCANTLEBURY,  Box 810. JJelleville, Ont.  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Write to  Toronto Type Foundry,  44 Bay Street,  i        TORONTO, ONT.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������'<  Splendid Equipment and Good Solid Work  ��������� Have pluoed the���������  OK TORONTO,  At the top. It has more teachers, mora BlO-  dents, and assists many more young mn ftofi  women into good Doaltfona than any otbor Otto*  adian Business School. Get particulars. EnWT  anytime. Write W. H. SHAW, Prinoipal.  Yonge and Gerrard Streets, Toronto. .  T. N.  U.  112  IS THE PLACE TO ATTEND if you Mtant eltkwf,  Business Education or a course in Shorthand. j  THE BEST IN CANADA. I  Handsome Annual Announcement free.   Addr������jii-      |  C. A. FLEMING. Principal. Owen Sound, Oas , m  STEER FATTENING.  Results  From   a  Generous  Diet  of  Corn  and linseed Meal.  The steer shown here was one of a lot  ������f, 12 fattened byli. I*. Roby of: Kansas.  Borne of our eastern readers will be interested to know how the polish was  put on this beef.  Mr. Roby calls ..the eteer a "scrub','  because it did not show strong markings  of any particular breed. It was, evidently, a mixture of Galloway, Short  Horn and "native." He says that the  black cattle do not take on fat as well  bs the red ones. The 12 steers were  bought at  the  Kansas City stockyards.  KANSAS FAT STEER.  They were all dehorned and were  from 2% to 3^ years old. Three years  is young for such cattle. It is best to  take them just as they finish their rapid  ��������� growth, and then put the fat on them  quickly. ���������  The steers were turned into an open  yard, the only shelter being a sideless  shed in one corner large enough to protect the feed troughs in stormy weather.  Hay was fed in a small rack, and fresh  water was supplied in an open trough.  The grain fed consisted of a mixture of  equal parts of crushed corn and linseed  meal. Beginning with a small amount,  this was increased till-.',the steers finally  received 23 poundseach per day. With  this heavy feeding, the steers ate but  little hay���������seldom over 8 or 4 pounds  each per day. In 76 days of such  feeding the 12 steers gained 4,6l(\  pounds, an average of 885 pounds per  head, or over 5 pounds per day. They  were never sick, but were smooth an <  sleek all through the feeding. Hops  were put with the steers, and these;'  made an excellent growth from what  was left in the manure. ���������  This test was made several years ago,  when bran and other foods were higher  in  price.    We  asked  Mr. Roby  if  he  .would use the linseed this year. He replies: .''-':';-fri  ' "Now bran is lower in price and so are  corn and linseed meal, so that the rati<  is about the same now as when I made  the test.    Several  of my neighbors aro |  already feeding.  They use corn and linseed meal  mixed,  about  5  pounds. of  meal and 15 to 18  pounds of corn to n  feed.  I shall follow practically the samr  course as before.   There is really nothing to compare with  the linseed meu]  for certain  results, and  I  have  never  known  it  to  be  out  of1 proportion in  price, as compared with corn. The price  of one always affects the price of the  other, and they go up or go down about  ,; alike in price. "  We think that the most successful  feeders now generally realize that.  where one is feeding large quantities oi'  corn, it is an advantage to add a quantity of some food that is laxative in it.s  effects. Ensilage tends to keep the  bowels open, while dry corn and fodder  are constipating. Bran, fed with crushed  or cracked corn, will keep the system  in order, so that more of the corn will  be digested than would be the case if i I  were fed alone. Linseed meal is even  better for this purpose.-���������Rural New  Yorker.  teams that have had little to do through  the winter. There is not only the lassitude due to warmth after the more invigorating air of the winter, but a;  greater evil from the sweating of collars and the galling of, the horses' shcul-,  ders, which have become tender by no;  having the,friction of a, collar agains;  them for two or three months. It is,  much easier to prevent a gall than U.  stop or cure one when it has started.  When the team is dragging or plowing,,  it should be frequently stopped and the  horse backed enough so as to allow u  current of cool air . to bathe the heated  shoulder.  CATCHING A DOLPHIN.  Exciting:   Sport  Santa    Catalina  Begin With Thoroughbreds.','���������'  Chickens bred for laying eggs lay  more eggs and larger eggs than the  fowls allowed to run at large, pick up  their feed where they can find it and  roost about like a tramp. It costs no  more money to keep a thoroughbred  chicken than it does to keep a common  one, but the point, is to house them  carefully and their stock will bring the  results desired. There is but one item  which in, the eyes of some is a great expense, and that is the original cost of a  set of thoroughbred birds. The financial  results from such an investment, how-  ������ver, are manifold and at the same time  steady and can be depended upon, while  with the common birds it is all chance  as to whether results are obtained. One  male and five female thoroughbreds can  be pnrchased for $25. In a year, by using a good setting hen of any breed, the  hennery will be increased by more than  100���������that is, provided there is none  killed off for the table���������and they will  all be money makers in another year.,  WYANDOTTE  FOWLS.  the Different Varieties   and Where They  ' Come From.  The old, original Wyandottes of the  silver laced variety were, bred in New  York state for many years under differ"  ent names and were introduced to many  of the western states and were usually  called American Seabrights. Along in  the seventies they began to find a place  in the showroom, and their admirers began seeking admission for them in the  American standard. At the standard!  revision meeting of 1883 this breed was  admitted to the standard tinder the  name of Silver Laced Wyandottes. Theii  handsome color, together with theii  plump, rounded forms and elegant egg  record gave them a great boom. In fact,  so great was the demand for them thai  anything resembling a Wyandotte sold  in    the  .���������'....', ''Channel.  ���������  The Santa Gatalina (Cal.) channel is  famous for its large game! of the sea.  Here the porpoise is found in large herds,  the big orca is occasionally seen, while  whales of many kinds roam utj and  down, feeding on the swarms of jelly-  fishes and other small animals.  The sail-boat was how bearing to the  northwest, where, not 100 yards away,  the shining*backs" of porpoises or dolphins  were flashing in the sun,' and suddenly  the water appeared to bo fairly alive with  them, a big school making gradually up  the channel. Up came the boat in the  wind, the sail flapping violently, while  the riflemen endeavored to get a shot.  The animals appeared but. for a moment;  giving a loud puff, that' came distinctly  down the wind. Three shots rang out,  and a second later a bottle-nosed black  creature bounded with a high leap into  the air, fell with a thundering crash, and  began to swim about in a circle, beating  the wtiter furiously with its powerful tail.  The boat fell away a moment'-to gain  headway, Tthcn rounded to near the leaping animal, two of the '.'sportsmen' entering the small boat towing astern and  cautiously 'approaching the dying game  while the sail-boat Inid off. and.on.  It was a matter requiring no,little care  to give this struggling animal its  quietus, and the .'man rowed , slowly toward it to avoid its wild' rushes. When  it had quieted down lie roAyod alongside  and the man in the bow raised his spear  and sent it into the porpoise, expecting  to'tow it to the sail-boat by the rope. It  is the unexpected, however, that always  happens. 'The fish had not been killed;  in fact, was only stunned, and upon feel:  ing the cold'steel it dashed off with a  force and speed that jerked the two men  from their feet, sending them to the bottom among the oars, from which they  rose to find themselves .behind as spirited  a steed as one would wish in a high sea  in an open boat. It happened the'har-;  poon-rope was fast to the painter, so a,  capsize was avoided,- and the boat rushed  away, piling up a big "white'.' wave on  either side of the bow.  The men got well in the stern   to   lift  the bow as much as possible, and simply  waited for the animal to   tire .itself out,?:  noting, that the sail-h'oat had filled away  and was following them.  It was an exciting experience, and the  majority of persons would have cut the  rope &liu. allowei'L the maddened steed to'  escajie, as, swimming low and deep, it  dragged the boat directly through the  waves, giving little or no chance for. a  rise, so that very shortly"��������� seas began to  come in, and one comber half-filled the  ..boat. '...I  It was .looking serious, and one of the  men crept forward, knife in hand, ready  to cut the rope if necessary, but the' increased weight of the water in the boat  began to tell on the game, and it was  obliged, to rise.,to breathe, which gave  the sportsmen an opportunity to feize the  rope and haul in, by the most desperate  efforts gaining 20 feet^ on the animal  that was now diving again, but its struggles^ were not so fierce, and after several  heavy plunges it slowed up and allowed"  the men to take it in, hand over hand,  and soon the big, black form was visible  moving slowly along,, making littler or  no resistance beyond a vicious blow with  its tail when the boat hauled alongside.  The'captive was not a porpoise, but a  dolphin, with a long, slender snout,  armed with sharp teeth. The animal was  nearly as long as the boat, and when the  sail-boat, caught up it was with the  greatest difficulty hauled aboard, when  the boat bore away in chase of the herd  that was beating the ocean into foam  nearly a mile away.    ,,    ;   .  THE STORY OF A SPY.  n's Death Was Proved  s After He Was Shot.  Breed  For Intelligence.  When will we begin to breed the  higher domestic animals with direci  reference to their mental faculties? We  select with care for meat, milk, wool,  labor and speed and let .intelligence  take care of itself, even among horses,  to whose behavior we trust our lives  daily.  Man has religiously denied to animals  the possession of mental attributes, and  while stoutly maintaining that all theii  actions were the fruit of impulse and  not of concentrated nervous activity the  dog has developed in his hands: ami  through association with man until wc  are sorely puzzled to draw such a line  between instinct and intelligence as  shall leave the dog on the right side.  Though no other domestic animal approaches the horse and the dog, all of  them have often certain pronounced  mental traits on which selection may  well be based. Pigs differ greatly in  their nervous constitution, and all animals differ in the identical instinct. A  hog that is destitute of this, as many  are, is worse than worthless.  Everybody knows all these things and  more. The difficulty is to induce breeders to  acknowledge  it  and to be influenced  by that knowledge in the seleo  tion of breeding  animals.���������E. Daven  port in Farmers' Voice.  Beginning: Work In Spring?.  It is best not to urge the teams very  much the first few days after they begin  spring work.    This is especally true for  A. SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE COCKEREL.  at a fabulous price.   This,  of course,  gave the huckster and trickster just the  opportunity he was looking for, and  as  a result the country was flooded with  stuff worse  than  culls.    There was  sc  much of this worthless stuff sent oui  that it came near killing the breed altogether.   Had it not been for a few whe  could see more  in  future honesty than  present dishonesty, the breed would have  been pushed to the wall and lost sight  of  entirely.  Those few began carefully  to make  something of  the new breed,  and by careful selections and close inbreeding they held a place in the fancy  that the fraud could hot dislodge  them  from.  Hardly any two breeders had the  same idea as to which line of  breeding  would give the best product, and as a result  one  was  breeding  light,  another  dark and still another medium  colored  birds.    The breeder that was  breeding  the  light colors was not only surprised  but delighted to find a few solid white  chicks from  his  mating, which, mated  together, bred true to color, while the  dark mating gave some solid black birds  with the same results.  This gave us the  two  solid colors, with the true Wyandotte shape and qualities.  The golden variety came from introducing some outside blood, presumably  Partridge Cochins, that by breeding  back and forth finally got the Wyandotte  shape, but for a long time gave lots of  trouble by throwing feathers on feet and  legs. The buff variety came with a fad  for buff color and was a result of careful matings, some using the Buff Cochins to get the color, others using a  oross of Rhode Island Reds. No amateur  need be afraid to take up the silver,  gold, white or black variety, as they  will not only breed true, but are one of  our very best breeds and rank today  alongside of the Barred Plymouth Rock.  A horse is more liable to scare with  than without blinders. He is seldom  afraid of what he can fairly see.  What Mother Sara.  She���������-It seems almost impossible thai  you should love me.  He���������That's what my mother lay*.  How nicely you and she trill g������t along  if you always agree like that.  The Two Clean Cities.  The two cleanest cities on the continent to-day are Toronto and New York,  and they are both cleaned by direct labor.  New York not only employs and thus  directs all its street cleaning and garbage  dispatch forces, but it has an organized  department, with an adequate and properly adjusted equipment of horses, carts,  brooms, stables and stations, and it pays  its men $3 a day and upward for eight  hours' work. To be sure, it has had a  Colonel Waring, but had Colonel Waring  been a contractor or a contractor's superintendent the metropolis would not have  been the clean city it is to-day. It is by  the method of direct labor,. under model  conditions of employment, that this first  worthy result of the kind in a large  American city has been achieved.  Toronto, the other of these two exemplary cities, has gone even further than  New York in eliminating the contractor.  In this enterprising Canadian town, with  its 190,000 people, Street Commissioner  Jones has during the last seven years  entirely revolutionized the care of the  streets of the city. He has not only  organized the execution of this work  under a distinct department, but out of  the margin thus saved from, the annual  appropriations for caring for the streets  he has actually built and equipped a  modest but complete set of workshops,  where the entiro construction and repair-  work of the department is executed.  Not only are the sprinklers, rotary  sweepers, automatic loading carts and  snow scrapers, each after a special patterns devised by the commissioner or  under his direction, built in these shops,  but even the harnesses are made there,  the horses are shod there, and it is the  truthful boast of the commissioner that  every article of manufacture used by the  department is produced from the raw  material in these shops. It is exceedingly  refreshing to find there Inventive genius  constantly brought to bear to produoe  appliances not for sale in the general  market, and hence of that orude adjustment which can be used anywhere, but  appliances precisely adapted to the particular needs of Toronto, with its own  climate, soil, street mileage and pavements.���������Review of Reviews.  How the Missing-",i  Thirty-four Yea '  Here is a short story that it has taken  history'36 years to write :���������  At the beginning of the great civil war  in 1861 Samuel ���������AV. Kenney,' a' Pennsyl-  vanian by birth, was engaged in business  in Pulaski, Tenn. He owned a farm of  231 acres near that place, and had $3,000  worth of cotton stored there. He was a  strong Union man, and the southerners  burned his'cotton and made it impossible  for him to live among them! A mob  attacked his house, and he and his family.' after hiding several days in the  woqds, made their way northward, and  went to their old home in  Pennsylvania;  In September, 1862, Kenney joined the  command of General James S. Negley at  Pittsburg, and entered active service as  a spy. He went to Louisville, and thence  entered the Confederate lines. He was  recognized and betrayed by one of his old  Tennessee neighbors,and was arrestedjiy  Bragg's forces at Lynchburg.  From this point,' Samuel W. Kenney  disappeared.. His family knew that he  had been captured and believed that ho,  had been executed, but proof of the faot  was unobtainable. In i867 Mrs. Kenney  left Pennsylvania,.'., 'and'. removed, to  Dwight, Ills., where she has resided ever  since.' Two sons, now grown to sturdy  manhood, live in this city���������Alexander at  638 Monroe street and John, at 3401  Parnell avenue.  Twenty years ago , they made ��������� ah attempt to obtain a pension for their0  mother, but failed, because the' department records at Washington did not  show that the missing spy of 1862 had  been regularly enlisted, and there was ho  proof of his death. Quite recently, however, Congressman Woodman of this city  found in the war department an unofficial, reference to the execution of a  northern spy named Kenney at Tulla  homa, Tenn., Feb. 13, 1863. , This proof  was regarded as sufficient, and a pension  had just been granted to the aged widow'  in Dwight.  Last week Alexander Kenney and his  brother John went to Tennessee to discover, if possible, any further facts about  the fate of their; father. They visited  Tullahoma, and were most hospitably received by the town officials. It was suggested by the mayor that an aged woman  who had lived in,the place ever since the;  war might know something . about the  death of the northern   spy, and   she was  sleJSsfe ���������'.���������". '������   ���������,.-.    '  " Then ww only four men killed in  Tullahoma during the war," she said  positively. "Three of them were Confederates, and they were buried in the town  oemetery. The other one was a,spy, who  had been caught by Bragg's men. I saw  them take him out of the jail and put  him into a wagon and saw hiin sitting  oh a coffin; They drove away with him,  and I heard that he had been hanged,  but I don't know where."  "Can you remember the name of   that  spy?" asked one of'the Chicagoans.  f t"Yes," she replied slowly;"his   name  was Kenney."  But this seemed to be as far as the  search could be carried. - There, were no.  town records which would throw light  upon the matter, and no: additional facts  could be learned. Returning to the railway station, the two Chicagoans fell  into conversation with the railway agent,  Archibald Smith, and incidentally mentioned their mission while waiting for a  train.  "Well, boys, - I.'m sorry for you," he  said, "but I guess I can help you some.  I saw your father hanged. I was only  12 years old then, and the sight was  stamped upon my mind indelibly, for I  was scared nearly to death. Besides, the  body was buried on my father's farm,  and for many years after I used to .shudder and run as fast as I could whenever  I had to pass the spot."  The trio, led by the southerner, quickly passed through the little town, and  just outside the suburbs, on the northwestern side, a halt was made.  "They hanged your father to that  sycamore tree there by the spring," said  the guide. "His body was buried about  half way tip that hill over there, and the  grave wasn't marked. You'll never find  it now."  But the two Chicagoans went over  every foot of the hillside. A recent freshet  had washed away part of the bank and  undermined the hill so that part of the  ragged edge gave way beneath the feet  of Alexander Kenney, and he saw protruding, from the bank the two lower  leg bones of a skeleton. The spy who disappeared 34 years ago had been found.  The remains were brought to Chicago  and interred in the family lot in Dwight.  ���������Chicago Times-Herald.  from a 56 candle power electric bulb. In  that way, unless the storm were too  dense, the line would be visible its entire  length from shore to wreck, and the  watcher on the beach could tell' just  what progress toward safety was being  made.by those whose lives they were  striving to save.���������Washington Letter in  Austin Statesman.  ,   IN  BENIN.  '.        ~ ~~~ " '\ '  Tim, People, of. a Qneer'Country and Their  ..       ���������' ��������� Kiiiff.  The people of the Benin country generally ire an intelligent set of black  men,'and the Jekris, or traders, are an  exceedingly shrewd lot, who pick up the  technical education of their calling very  quickly. Old Calabar is the principal  { town of the country, and its people, who  ; are commonly known   as   "Efiks," are a  Albuminous Lire Lino.  In spite of the maghificient. work of  the life saving corps of the government,  and regardless of the apparatus for the  rendering of aid to the shipwreoked  which is at their command, many a life  has been lost by the inability of the persons who are clinging to a wreck to see  the line shot at them from the shore,  or, if it reaches the rigging, to tell just  where it might be seized upon. As in  such cases minutes mean lives, the inability to see and grasp the life lino without the delay of a second has lessened  the population of tho earth by several in  many instances.  Tho idea which Mr. Plass has successfully evolved is to provide a life line  which emits a phosphorescent light of  sufficient luminosity to be visible for a  long distance immediately it leaves the  mortar's mouth and is shot through the  gale and across the waves to the wreck.  In tho past, if it happened to be daylight  when the life savers were at work, they  could, by means of their glasses, tell  whether or not they had landed a life  line aboard the wreck. It unfortunately  happens, though, that the majority of  wrecks occur at night, and therefore a  luminous life line becomes an invention  of the first importance. By its use the  life savers can tell exactly what has happened to the line. There need be no more  uncertainty.  It is estimated that the luminous line  of Mr. Plass will be visible with as much  distinctness asjf the light were   emitted  yery intelligent set of keen traders.  ] All things considered, the people will  put in a fair amount of work for their  employers during the week. Indeed, in  this respect, they do not compare unfavorably with the British , workman, who  considers Monday is merely, a prolongation of Sunday, to prepare for which day  of rest a good half-holiday is necessary  for hisrwell-being on Saturday.     c    .  What the Cardinal Prime Ministers  were to the kings of " France, and the  ordinary "medicinemen" are to savage  tribes in general, the "Ju Ju" is to his  dusky majesty the King of Benin City.  They are not only the priests of the  fetish worship, but are the councillors  and,advisers of the King, who, so 'far as ,  can be made put���������rfor his ways and  theirs have not been lighted: up by the  sun of civilization and inquiry���������does  nothing without their advice. They surround the throne, and any communication which a trader desires to make1 to  the King goes through their hands, accompanied, 'it need hardly be added, by  coin of the realm.   , r  These Ju-Ju men , have others of a  lower class dependent on them, so that  any message which reaches the King has  to pass many mouths, and is naturally a  good deal ' distorted', before it: reaches  headquarters. , "V  The Ju-.Tu men wear a peculiar costume. It is as elaborate and gaudy as the  ordinary garb of,the native is simple.'  These priests are decked out in flowing robes, elaborately..,', embroidered, and.  obtained, no doubt, from traders who  visit the,country. Their head-dress is ela-<  borate and lofty, while their, faces are  decorated with naint. When 'squatting on  ���������he grassy, trhisk la hy no means an  infrequent attitude of theirs, they look  for all the world like a gigantic China  figure of a mandarin. ,  These Ju-Ju men have given their  name to a custom which is analogous to  that of the "taboo." If the King wishes  to prohibit the manufacture of a certain  article, or tojnhibit its importation into  the country, he "puts a Ju-Ju" on it,  and the article becomes toboo at once.  As the lesser is sometimes used symbolically for the greater, the Ju-Ju'a  nanie is applied by > the natives to the  fetish who . presides over the river and  stream and forest and the other superstitions of-savage life. -There is thus a  River Ju-Ju, and a Forest Ju-ju, and  so on. These deities must be propitiated  by offerings in order, to bestow their  fayor on the individual who desires thei*  protection.      c  If, therefore, a; man is going on a long  journey he makes an offering to the  River Ju-Ju, or the Forest Ju-Ju, according to the way his road lies. In order  to make this offering he erects a little  mound on the bank of the river, or at  the commencement of the forest, as the  case may be. Upon this he lays a dead  fowl, usually taking the precaution ta  see that its feathers are white, or else  some other gift of the kind which he believes will appeal to the senses of the  mythological deity he worships.  The system of life of the people is  no means different from that of  ancient feudal system. To secure the protection of a chief, a man allies himself to  the house of a chief, rendering certain  services for the safety which he finds in  the name of the powerful member of the  tribe. In his turn he has other people  dependent on him, and so the scale rung  till the lowest and poorest of the country  are reached.  The chief method of punishment of a  capital nature���������and the taking of life !���������  not at all an infrequent thing in savage  countries���������is by means of crucifixion, although beheading is not unknown. When  the King desires to make an offering to  his Ju-Ju, or protecting deity, he frequently selects human beings for the purpose. Then he orders some of his subordinates to supply the necessary slaves,  who are slaughtered in order to make a  fitting sacrifice. Naturally, these slaves  are, if possible, of the lowest type, 'and,  perhaps, because their lives are held as  of no account by their masters, they have  a partiality for not being sent before  their time to another world.  When they are told off for slaughter,  they exhibit none of that fortitude which  characterizes the Chinese, for instanoa,  whose philosophy enables them to me*l  death with a perfect stoicism and indifference. These unfortunate wretches exhibit  all tho symptoms of great fear, foJ\  though they believe in something lik������  the immortality of tho soul, believing  that their spirit will go to ano6h{5������  world, their religion does not seem to be  of such a character as to sustain them fa  the hour of their need.  There is reason to assume that when  they are offered up in this manner thefcr  flesh is not eaten as is the custom of oeff-  tain savage races, for, although the  Benin people may eat the bodies of theilf  enemies, as our own ancestors did in the  belief that they would thereby acquire  strength, cannibalism is not considered  among the whites who are resident in the  .country to prevail to any great extent.  Romance and Reality.  He���������And you father refuses to give his  consent?  She���������Absolutely.  "Then we must elope."  "Ah, let us fly away on the wings of  love!"  "Yes, dearest, I will see if I can work a  railroad pass tomorrow.''���������Yonkers Statesman.  by  the ��iit*A-Ai! =*..., ,:.,,,,>;
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THE    WEEKLY    NEWS    AUG.,     roth,     1S97.
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TUESDAY,    AUG. 10th/  1S97.
THE American tariff���Dingley bill���is
now a law.
THE   plague   spot   is still   allowed   to4
remain on our main avenue  undisturbed.
Mr.'Hoover- is to   be   congratulated
upon his ehange)of location.
THE treaties with other powers whereby Canada could not arrange'for preferential trade with Great .Britain are to be
abrogated, to take   effect in a.year's'time.'
Great Britain has accepted the proposition of the United States for an ..international conference on the question of
pelagic .sealing in. Behring,Sea, to be held
in Washington Citv next fall.
THE : Department of Education has
granted S125.00 to-the trustees of Unicn
school for repairs. We cannot say that
all reasonable demands for the school
here have not-been acceded to.
WE see the   Canadian Pacific   railway
is considering the advisability of building
west from Edmonton to the Klondike ���,'o!d
fields.    That is   what that company may
be expected to   do, > just as it is doing .for
the Kooten'ay region, so as to benefit the
speedily to the interest of this province.
liberally., ��� , .   ,      ,
The worst feature about this business is
that the government proposes to sell.its
claims (alternate) to the highest bidder
at auction. This means that one half of
the gold fields ' will, be thrown into the
hands of the capitalist. -   -
fggpTher? is Nothing
P Ri Z.E    AW A R D
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the prizes offered by THE NEWS, and
supplemented by the Rev. John A. Log air,
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
The Church Choirs will be massed for
the occas/ion. Rev. W. Hicks will be the
Musical Director, and Mrs. Ed. McKim
Pianial,   .,.���''-.���    -....���.���
The following 'gentlemen are expected
to deliver addresses: '( Rev. John A.
Logan*; Rev, A. -Tad, Principal Bennett of the Union School, Mr. J. A. Halh
day, teacher at Grantham, Mr. Laudell^
teacher of Courtenay School, Rev J. X.
Willemar, and M. Whitney, editor.olT'ir
News'. -     ���  <^ " \ ,'" '".
Everybody cordially invited. Nc
charge -for admission. Doors open a:
7:30 p.m. ' ,    ,-���'.���'
First Prize by -TheNews.-"^-- '
of   England,"   two   volumes,     liustrated
with 19 steel portraits.
Second PRiZK>by Rev. J. A. Logan���
"Audubon, the Naurahst," "Young" Folks
Scottish' Tales,"   "Mary Queen of Scots,'
"and "Queen Victoria," four volumes.  .
Third Prize by Mr. T. D McLean.���
"Peotical ��� Works of Longfellow," ' oiu
volume, illustrated.
<  Fourth Prize hv The News���"Hi-,
lory of English LUeratuie," one volume.
Fifth. Prize by The  News.���"Cow
pen; Poems," one volume, illustrated.'"
- PLlgi'L-a's -Pr.-> 51*3.33 IlIu^brateT      .,
A nonce or tho excellent S'ing -~er.
the Presbyterian Church Sunday-e.������eniii;'
Augist.  .was   through   s/uns   bl.HKur ief
Our local government should look | <;utofc.'.ir   last issLi..\    The   w,>=-Ic   of  tiv
choir was so satist ictory that it c.:nain.i 1
deserves noiice. While slength'.y, there
was no drag. Nothing- could have bee.,
snore appropriate  for a Sabbath   evening
it was   both
The   reading
WHY is not the  liquor
e  kegs  1
beer were boldlv taken to an Italian shor-i
One  day  last   week three Luge  kegs  of I', ���,...,,...,    ,,,,...    .,,.   ,.���_.,,>.>��������-
on our main street,  whose proprietor has
no licence to sell beer. It is common
knowledge that intoxicants are dispensed
at more places than one in town, in violation of law. Why are licences exacted of
some and others allowed to ply their
trade without contributing to the Provincial revenue? Is there a law for some
and not for others?
iSuinng and  impressive
f the connective and explanatory parts
was admerabiv done by Mr. Win. Duncan of -Sandwick. The duet by the Misses
Berime, as well as the solos by Mrs.
Kenney, Miss Bennie, Miss N.choi, and
Messers. AKsop,. and Strang were well
executed. The choir had an , efficient
organist in Mrs. Frank Williams.
THIS year will be memorable for the
gold excitement which has carried off so
many of our citizens to the Klondike.
Those of us who cannot go may live to
thank our stars that we remained, for
gold is not the only thing of value, and
that is not within the reach of all, even
on the Yukon. Most people by steady
industry and reasonable economy, can
acquire all they need. For what more
should we ask ? Not surely a period of
i iglorious ease. Whoever seeks for that
is, no matter what his age, on the downward road. Toil within the limits of
health and strength is best for all. To
be most useful is to be most happy. The
paths of ambition whether for wealth or
fame, lead but to the grave.
THE  new mining   regulations   established for the   Yukon   by   the   Dominion
government   are   deemed    unnecessarily
harsh.    They provide a royally of 1.0 per
cent   on a   weekly   out-put   of   less   than
$500   and a  royalty   of 20   per cent   on a
yield of   $500 or more   per week, ard the
government     to   hold    every    alternaie
claim.    We  think these   regulations  are
i-npr.ict;cable   of  enforcement,    and   will j
have to be modified.    They are   oppress- i
ive,  and   iinpohiic.     Public   (-j.-irr.on   will |
UNDER and by virtue of the Powers
contained in a certain Indenture of Mortgage, TEN DERS in writing are invited
up to Friday the 13th, August next
addressed to the undersigned for the
purchase of LOT 82, Ccurttmay Townsite
(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 AbraniM. Union.
The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Title. deeds can be inspected at our
Barker & Potts, Nanaimo, B.C.
July Solicitors for the
27th, :97 Mortgagees.
If it is f ell Tilt Toptlier
So here itris : :
/-     '.--'-' '..    . 	
Single Harness-at $lo, $12, $15'per set
'��������� and, u'p,���-Sweat,.Pads at',50 cents.
Whips at 10,   25,   50  and a good   Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone
'   at $1 and up to $2. ' ���     '
I have the largest Stock   of  WHI PS   in
town and also the,
Basf/Axle GpeaseCat '-r-> 330^:es
......Fop Twenty���FiveaCents---.--
Trunks at Prices to Suit
the Titries.
T  i
4 rmriimTin' ) -     Pit'oaifTi,v A>;n'
IbDjJdillJiy, }      NEATLY DOiSE
W&siBy Wlilard
Nanaimo Cigar i-actory
Phillip Gable and Co;, Prop's
3astion Street     ���     Nanaimo B. C.
Manufactures   the   finest  cigars   and:
employes none but white labor. ���-'������
Why purchase inferior foreign   cigars
vhen you can obtain a' SUPERIOR   aRTI
GEE tOi the same monev
Drs,  Lawrence   &. West wood.
���    Pliys'ieians. and Surgeons.
���Ve have appointed Sir. James Ab-
���arns our collector until iurcner' no-
.Lce, to wh.oiri-.alT: overdue accounts
"ay bo paid.
/     HARRISONM1.   MIL1.AR1);
.'���c!Y:SfqiSANr)      i'-l.'iUJKON-    AK1>     Acco   otiiaTi:.
Oiii '���"  :    \'- ILi.AXLi  1-LOCK.  OuaMlKKiVANI.)
i CorKTKXAV   i-jOL'Slv,   V'f"UKTIvXAY.
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llf. A.     H     T'Ui'.HDAY.S  AN.i> .Kr-IiiJAY.-'i.
(. OOkTKNAY.   7  'i. i)
A. m.'anij f. M.
Piate wurk.
Pi r-\ 0   p. \   r\ c. .^'
Q       Tiaui wurS, iji:r>^ niia tAi.j rw.-mc       ro
N> Oilljc opposite NVavriy llott-i,; Unioc.���}$[
ciouri���:.; 'i. m. r.
p.ni. ami from
U p. '1!     t<<  S   it. ill. \^,
,il/k^irl>t.u>��� I- ��^rt*,ti2l
--r-j--A  p> 3.^ r--v-{.    o     !~i       T""TT
Oftioo Koora 2, McPhoo & Moore B'ld'jj and at
J', o. iihawkr  IS.
H. A. Simpson
Barrister i-r'Solieitop, No's 2 & 4
Commercial Street.
s.   c
Having   purchased the   livery   outfit of
Mr. Ed   Woods' 1 am, prepared     to accommodate   the public with   good riys at
reasonable prices.
July 28th, Gordon Murdoch:.
Ti.vR'Risteu, Sor.icrroR Notary Pur.uc
Union, B.   C.
Office:���Irirst    Street,
>   j--f. j. i V i '^./ ^> i�����/      C
u��c-wwjcnRnr ��u
CrtiT.er of Bastion aad Commercial
Streets, iSLiuttiiuo, B. C.
Branch Oiticic, Third Street and Dunsmuir
Avenue, B. C.
Will be in Uaiou the 3rd   Wodneaday   of
ecich month and remain ten days.
The modern, stand- !
ard Family Medicine : Cures the
common every-day
ills of humanity.
Any person or persons destroying or
withholding the kegs and barrels of the
Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward
will be paid for information leading to
W.   E. Norris, Sec'y
Esquimau  and  Nanaimo   Ry
Steamer- City of
;.',; Nmimmo. -   :
���'.; 'OWENS'''������MASTER
Tlio   Staamer   CITT of IffAJTifluIEEO
-will nail as follows
CALLING AT WAY PORTS as 'jiass��:vi{jcrs-
and. freight may oiler '
Leave Victoria, Tiiesdaj'.  7 a. in.,,
��� "   Nanaimo for Comox, V\'eclnesday,  7 a. in
���IjCavc Comox for Is'ananno,        Fridays, 7 a.m.
Nai".iimo for Victoria    Saturdey, 7 a.m
For freight or  state  rooms  apply on
board, or at the Company's ticket office,
Victoria Station, Store street.
Society      Cards
;.        i-' ,p-vo.'- f. '������
Union Lodge.   No.   j r,   meets   e erv
Friday night: at S o'clock.' \'"isiting breth
ren cordially invitedtb attend.
;.:���.������       ./ \ F. A. An LEW R. S.
Gumberiand Lodge,
V';  '".;A-'"F: -Si. A., iVS; B. C. R.
'Lodge; meets    first    I* rid ay    in   each
month.-   Visiting brethren .are   cordialh
invited to attend.
L.    Mounce. Sec.
Hiram LcogeNo 14 A.'F .&:.A.M.,B.C.R
Courtenay B. C;.
Lodge meets on every Saturday on 01
before the full of the moon
Visiting Brothers    cordially   requested
to attend.
R. S. McConneli,
',    Cumberland, Encampment.
No. 5,   1. t). O..F..   Union,
Meets- every rilietn-ne    Wednesdays ( I
each month -at ���'. 8   o'rlorlc p. ni."    X":-..-!;:!.;;
Brethren cordia.lly i���:\"iteitw- ai'cd.
': 'JOHN -COM'.!!-.:,   Srniic.
K3"Bealer in
Stoves and Tinware
'  ���   /��� ������- ��� ~	
, Sheetiron work.
.t2TAg:eiit for the
Celebrated Gurney
Sou ve hi r Stove s and
Manutacturer of the
New Ai r-ti orht heaters
- mi
It puKilishes all that is worthy of notice
It ^alVSS
t'nc cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
li: Supports
TERNAL S��.}i'; ET1ES, everything uor-
ih}- of cncouraycmcnl.
It Publishes Occasionaliy, .
Bright Original Stories,
Bright Original Poems,
Bright Original "Chatter."
And is the    ONLY   WEEKLY   COUN-
| TRY    RARER    in    the     PROVINCE
1 uliidi   has   a    TELEGRAPHIC    SER
ti'��y UMccHK-irrtvaoK.
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I i:e !--iii(iv:i:i.d :n a i oi.ii: 11 \ .vii^ira 1.
civ nils : upport ard thi- re
��� I uvpi 1. \'i :i.< ri.s.
1 n 1 ;
lioliM'-.rs ui -Mmci'al Cl.r.ms on   urioccuj.; -
ed land -.vithin, ihc 'Esc|iiinia!'t & Nanaimo
Ra.ilwriv CoinpanoV. ' Land   Gram���FOR
ONE YEAR ONLY from the the date'ol' ���  'J-
ibis 'notice,   die   Railway   Company  wi!i
fell, tlicir rights to all Minerals, (fxci-jiiii-s.;
Co;1.! and Iron) and the   Surface  rights of
Mineral Claims, at the   price of 3'5-on per
acre. ' Such   sales   will oe  subject   to ai
other reservations   contained in   conveyances   from the    Company   prior to   this
date.    One-half of the   purchase   money
to be  paid ten   davs 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     intere-i.
Present   holders of Minertd Claims   \Ga".
have not previously made other  arrange-
.merits 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, H C."j     Land Co.mmlssi.onkk
June 1,   1S97.J
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10 ��'���  %V,
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\: lonst, Seedsman and
Landscape Gardener
Seeds.?; Orrisir.ei'.tf.l   Trees and
Also    bulbs    in    vtiicty,    includiit-g-
Hyacinths,   Karcisc-ixs,   FuchiaG,.G
Tulips and billies.
Union,    -     - B. C.
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28 Broad St., Victoria, B.C.
FOR SALE.--My house and two   lots   in
the village of Oourtetiay.
K.  Okant. Uniou.
J70R SALE, RANCfl-Oae mile and a
-*- half from Uixion, contains iOO acres-
and will be diapered of at a low figure. Eu-
quire of James Ajjka?.is.
For Sale.���The dwelling- house and
lot on Maryport avenue belonging to Mr
J. S. Kendall. The house is ih 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.
I have moved into my new shop on
Dunsmuir Avenue, wherel am prepared
to manufacture and repair all kinds ol
men's, women's, and children's shoes.
Give me a call.
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A select stock of Watches, Clocks,
Jewelry, Stationery, Fishing-Tackle
etc.    In    our   Repairing    Department we can give the very best   of
satisfaction.    We have secured a
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..-  had many years experience on fine
Repairing   in   the   East,   and   are
now better prepared than ever be
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rely on getting a   First   Class  Job
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>lU p  THE   WEEKLY   "NEWS.   AUG..    ioth.    iSc,r.  TUTiisrz&sx-zxymKtMzr**raibTz&-*jr+ n*zrc/i >^.t, .-���������:  I-.'*,  "SHIELD OP THE SWOSD,"  Or "Diiiiiasuus Triumphal Alarob" will be  reucUreu ������n Thursday eveaii.-g, Aug.    1 ���������iij,  by from 25 to 40 voices,  at  Prizt:, Tounia-  inent Concert.    On this occasion Rev     Mr.  Logan will preside, and make   an   address,  lb will he   his   last   public   appearance   in  Union.    E%'eryiefibri; is being-made to make  ,������his entertainment one long to , be   remembered.    Everybody   invited.       No   charge  ������������������ for'admission-.    Collection taken to defray;  expenses of concert. ..--,-  UNION BAY ITEMS.  Matters'down here are looking up. The  coke ovens are finished and, turning out a  ���������'superior article,"  The company, it is /reported  will build  a   few   more,  cottages    here;   they rare  ���������needed. ���������-��������� n    ''.'."',  The petition for a school has been sent  to th(j Minister of Education, -.and as the  requisite number of scholars are named  it is: to be presumed a school will be  established. : ,������������������"���������'.,  The next move here will doubtless be, a  meeting house. ' We are pretty g"bod, but  there may be a chance for improvement.  It wouldn't be' surprising if Soulhport  lots" were in the market/before long." If  p>:t at a'-,"reasonable figure and sold in  idocksof.from I to 5 acres they would be  picked up,,and built upon.  NOTICE. .  Cumberland and Union  Water-works  Company, Ld.  The iibove eompauy will place the line of  service from the mains to the line of the  ssrtet. at each house when the trenches are  open, but after completion of the Water system the charge will be $7.50 for tapping the ,  I I VERY  main.  23So  P. B.Smith, Sec'yl  Why   send   away  for   your, printing  when you can get it done equally as well at  the Nxsws ? Our prices are reasonable, and  we aro no������v prepared to turn out everything  in the line of Job Pimnting.  I am ppepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. KilpatPiek,  /Union, B. a  MiMucanwj  a mJ&%Z.iM mrxM. vi  NO CHARGE FOR ADMISSION  ���������'.���������:;  :; august i2ch.    ';. ;;  PRIZED AWARDE1XAUG-. ]2th  TiHTmiiwinyirarm  Sorrows of   V/erther.  /       .Wcrther had a love.for Charlotte <  Such as words could never utter;  Wbuidyoukho.vhpw first he met her?  She was cutting- bread and butter. .  Charlotte-was a'married lady,  i  '  Audainoril m m was Werther,  And f.ir all the wealth of Indies  /-. Would do nothing for to hurt her.  So; he s'lgdied-md pined and ogled,  And his passion boiled and -bubbled,  :        .Tili'hc'-bie'v hi5.siily brains out,  ' And no,'inure w;is by h troubled.  Gh trlotte, iiaving seen his body  >.;, '��������� ��������� ���������-. ' !5 Ujie,beA-)i'.' ii ;r on a'-dnilter,  ',"      -   I-S'cr* :t .v-ii con .lu Jie-f person, : :  ,'        .  ; We u oa*cu.:in^  br;-;1!.;!  in'l.-'lvvt'.er.  '.- .-:'���������" '������������������'.,.'-���������'-'.  t-Th vciiKMAV.  '��������� RBME^.KKll   L"'$B .i^'tKE ������������������EXTlili.l'AlN-  ; '   :ME>7T; AUGU Tltilr  How SIij   Cured   Him  v '<  A young  wife had   just    settled   in   her  ho ne.    Ali   seemed   fiir and   promising,  but   rrTie night her ;hu "band   came   home  verv lale   and staggered , fnto  the house.  His    wif;   greatly   shocked,   told  him   he  ;w;i; ill   an I must   lie down   at once. ,  He  did so.    His face was reddish   purple, his  breathing" heavy, and  altogether hi   was a  pitiable   looking   object. ���������  .Mustard     plasters   were applied   to his hands and   feet.  When  the   doctor  came,   felt   his pulse,  examined   him   and   found   that   he   was  drunk, he said:  "He will be all right in the morning.'''  ���������But  the wife  insisted   that he was very  ill,   and severe remedies must be used.  "You   must shave   his head   and apply  c, blisters,"   she   urged, "or I will   send   for  one who wil 1."  His     head   was   accordingly    shaved  closely an d   blisters   applied.    All   night  he   lay m a drunken sleep,   notwithstanding the blisters.     '     '  About daylight he awoke to a most  uncomfortable consciousness of blistering  agonies.  "What does   this mean?" he  said, putting his hand to his bandaged head.  "Lie  still;   you   musn't   stir,"  said the  wife.    "You have been very ill."  "I am not ill."  "Oh, yes, you are, you have brain fever  We have worked hard with you all nigh:."  "I should think you   h:id," groaned the  victim.   What's the matter with my feet?1'  "They are blistered."  "I am belter uow. Take off tiie blister.'*;  do," he pleaded piteously.  He was most uncomfortable; his head  covered with sores, and his rnnds and  feet still worse.  "My clear," he said, groaning, "if I  should get sick in this way again, do not  be alarmed or send for a doctor; and,  above all, do not blister me again."  "Oh, indeed, I will. All that saved you  was the blisters; and if you should have  another spell, I should be more frightened than ever, for the tendency, I am sure,  is to apoplexy; and from the next attack  you will be likely to die unless the  severest measures are used."  From that dav he has never had ad-  other attack of drink.���������Suuccted.  -���������.Ttic^uu-o*;*  Z-'ZTjfi f.--^ n*.*"*! -.  AT THE PRESBYTERIAN   CHURCH.  EVENING- OF AUGUST 12th.  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOVT AGENT Assessor and Collector.���������W. B. Anukkson, Office, Union,  residence, Comox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTSATE  and Coroner.V���������Jamks Abrams, Union.  JUSTICES of the Peace.���������Union,  A. MoK-jighr,' W. B. VValker, and Id. P.  Collis.���������Co.MOX, Geo. F.-''Drabble, and  Thomas Cairns.��������� Courtenay, J. W".  McKenzie;���������Sandwick, John Mundeli.  ,..-���������  COSTSTABIiES.���������J. W. Hutchinson,  and .P.S. SoHARSCHMiOT, Union."  EAMING-  >s^-^s^g  i/*ll*'.*"l"^''f*i-'  COURTEryAY; B. G.       V  COURTENAY is a pleasant village situated  ou both sides" of tho Gounenny River, and on  tho read u j the Settlement, throe "miles'from  Corribx U.ay. The road to Union also passes  through it.- ,-lias-a central position. Here  are two hotels, one first class store, asaw mil),  soda-water works, post otficc, shops, etc. It is  a favorite place for fishermen and hunters. ,  GHiMaTid Hotel'  ;    Union, B. C.  The' finest hotel building  ,;V':;..:'Fixtures.'cind/Bar  : North of Victoria. ;������ '  ftn'd the best kept house.  Spacious ;BiIliaM?l*lbom  :-.��������� '/-'.,':;���������,'.;���������.'; and; new   '  ';  billiard and Pool Tables ���������  Best of Wines and Liquors:  TT  .mi  (il.;y-TMoMi:;  C O'URTE^AT  ,,: Directory.   ,. '������������������ , ���������.--..  COURTENAY  I-IOtrSE,    A.   H.  ���������( , .'     Caiium, Proprietor.  Mt  HIVEBSIDE,  HOTEL,  Proprietor.  J.  J.    Grant,  lease and Sip Faiiiter  sin'itli asLCl Ci  tiie.-.   '- ; c'-'-c 0 si-y-x.- ���������i"-  CO:\TOX i'-'^viliup;^ hvau-iifnlly l^cif -or..on the  ��������� l������;>.y. i'f r!i(s rianVu ii.-sj-.tii/iu i/onii).':  Di-trii-t.: ���������   vV  Pi-.tntii-.e !,'-';'.crc'.. iVUi-st*.Ilij.ur'O >.v.d  <.V'h::Vf. hnve  3:i ';<;'.'-��������� !i-;on'esui!>:';.i!iod on 1 he r*:si.cl -jilt   'vhich  -'foi'in-: '.ho li.-'ii ho\\ by;!) - iv<\ va* :j.ii; iioritiiis, .-.nil  li.'.H'O .=():!)<��������� oii������ of Her ?v!;!,j:;.-;��������� y's t"h.*JS is   t.������ bv.  found twr,-'h.i-r-ds uf 'lie l.iine.    I:iei*i^ i-- ft���������y-n?t  'oflk:e, i wo !;c-|.;>!s. tw,i s'vie-. h-.k-jry , ���������������������������'c. .. T!ii?  socu'iry-     t'.rr.nd. ju.i! :;ou(i Iimti.:.'--;.* iioar.    Tiii:  City of N'iin.fdi'iso U-'>>:\ V-cioria  <;;i]'.s  hci'^'.)):  y.'edi:es'.l;.'.y:t; ,-uid d'epai'iS   l'";-ia;iy   morni.-.jj-j.  Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining  and   Decorating.  GRAINING.A SPEGIALTY.  All ordeps ppomptly: Attended, to  tJTl-VTO,  ���������fTare3C^xrrJg'������������������a*c*rj-^a!jla������������������BJC������a  '..:.'���������'������������������.     AiiL  feniyti.  ���������*V*<"?  an  ,?  {���������  - jr.:-. > ���������.-:  t< <���������;."/! *'ji .{] *'*"*'"  O. H.  I7echnci  ' c;  ���������f-iTT.> T,- r-ni.-.U "V"  ..-: ,Lj_^ *J. '..* .4 ������-������ * \t Z. 1  "H-T     C    T ~ti~< ,-, c:  x^o-./Vievor,  C'OISC  BAEEilY,' Comox,' B., C.  U IT I O If.  THIS TOWN, the eastern-p.irt ol" which  is called Cumberland, is finely situated  on the foot hills, of the 131'ford Mountian'*,.  about 500 feet above the waters of the  Georgian Straits, :ind 60 miles north-of  Niinaimo. U. is. connected with Bayne  Sound, by a line of nihv.iy 13 miles in  lenytli. 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 transferee 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 .jjood  article of coke which bids fair to grow  into an immense industry of itself. Extensive bunkers are being constructed at  the Wharf in connection with the coaj  industry.  . Union is the market place for the  Comox farming settlement, ard. contains  3,000 population. It has one large  Departmental Store b'sides two general  stores, four large hotels, two saw mills,  two merchant tailoring establishments,  various shops, such as dry goods, tin and  hardware, metal, harness and saddlery,  livery, jewlery, stationery, bakeries, and  baiber shops, photograph gallery, brass  band, a graded school, four churches,  and a newspaper. It is reached by  steamer from Victoria and Nanaimo.  SUNDAY SERVICES  Trinity Ojiuncix���������Services in The evening,    ll'iv. J. X. Willemar, rector.  Mktiiodist Church��������� Services at the  usual hours morning and evening. Rev. W.  Hicka. pastor.  St, Gkoi*<t'-:'s P-Uesp.ytkuian Ckukch���������  Jic-r. J. A. Logan, pastor. Services at 11 a.  rn. anil 7 p. in. S'-uuiay Schoo .%t 2:80.  Y.P.S.CE.  at   ciose   of   evening   service.  ���������****��������� '.?  .' 1.1 t.  For sal!;:.oit  consi'stiiip' of lots d   and -viir  block 15, lots'7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and-5-iu block ic, ���������  and other lots   in  Cumberland.  Townsite. Bargains,  '   James Aisraais.  wiTKji������������!n'a*J������vKn.i<3 vz3xrczm*������.*iOKKc.vr.7xs.-a  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent Iop the Alliance Fire  Insurance Company of Lon  don   and   the   Phoenix o  Hartford. ���������������������������������������������    ���������������������������������������������   Agent fop the Provincial  Building and Loan Association of Toronto.------  ���������gtrjjwjti.jm->-jwij..l.H J i.jji-jwi  Union, B. C.  m������-���������mu'i-iwi 1 miniumi .i.nm������.q  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, ai^thing-  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or  Circular.  NOTICE.���������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire   Brigade and its appiiancc-s,   should   b  aid to Mr. Frr.nk Dalhy.  ������������������iwi in 11111111 in !��������� iiii 1    mil Mild ���������mm n 11 n >~rr* 111 i 111 rm '1   !������������������ 1 n 1   ��������� im  Do you know that we oau print yaw just  as neat a business card aa you can get in  any other printing oJlioo in the Province,  avid just as ch(-a7> too? Bear in miud, v e  priuc meal tickets also? In fact we can  do anything in the line of job printing.  G- ve us a trial.  ������3noiME:aiX3ui 3yrr-ra^na.~A.  3 m. rj^s 7*rcvr������*zinxux?*Lr^i. ircci?mN������*Mi  SubscrSbs for    THE     NEWS  S2.Q0 per annum.  .JS.3  D*U  ���������.uniieafie dolu  f������orks,  ?���������=**������  DAVID JONES,  Proprietor,           .MAXL'KACTUIIKR OF    SODA WATER, LEMONADE, G NGER ALE,  .'.    Sarsaiparalla, Champagne Cider, Ivon Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler   of   DiSerenfc . Brands   01*    Lager  Beer,   Steam  Beer   and  Porter.  Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.  :  isiis'a-'^-pjSE sold ^o:^, C-S..S23: cisr-ik,"^"  ���������  :, COURTENAY,  B. C.  SI^S^IP!  CHEAP!!  OSISAP!!  ess  WEI WISE FEEOIKC  , W1RS   ^^���������Z ROPE SELVAGE.  STEEL %N  THESE  AS WELL,AS  Mc Mullen's   choice  8m  ���������"ftle-i'jfactared and Sold by  Vx&a ��������� ������������������jjiaaaiactui-eua-uaooiapy . _   _ . _'  ���������. T^E;QNTABj.avyii3E-:EENciNQco.ILT&  ^tcel Wire JNettingf for         .. ..  . J?icto*a; Ontario.   , o  T:  <\u  reiiis,    rouitry Yaras,   Lawn  rencng,   etc.,  ���������,mucli'.'.'Lowjdr   this  year,   than ever  are   sole!  oeiore.  They are' the best.     Ask   your Hardware  Merchant for them.  "O  :^mm.Mk   i^h mm WW  FOR  II a 1  4 b g; i  tin  mmmm wwwn  WW -fflfeHPfe  AT  r*(nifJ*"**'*"Jt*-T "*!?**        -  m: .S..S-  (5b  #  w  ^L  Posters  T"1 *   1  lainofiie  v_irciiJars  Le.ttt.Th(-.:;ids  ���������o) v..- L.' U   rr /--. r L. r������  L")ar.ce Programnics Menues  Visiting Card Mourning   Card  Billheads  1 ^ Ll\   Ci^'jJ^O  Statements  Noteheads  *riV,.r"-*.i<'v;'u    ������  -* X  Our    Worth  UUR     WORK    O PEAKS  ?S5 5������3  g**,������i'?r---'~l ���������-."'li-K <'?T?nyT^~*rl^e-*������&&?i3  tia   'i'lio Be-:;-' Coiil:.1' ttyruo-'Klyl -v ���������>  ^'LV-i-i.osGo-.id. U^i-itiiao.^ -1  'OrGSUlTie   We   LaVG    Ubi  ?M^^^mFWm0m onG   Jl������I-cire*:i-   ootlles   of  ^5 . Ma   Cure   lor   Consumption  used over  Piso^s  in   my  family,   and    I    am    continually    achisino*   others  to get it    Undoubtedly it  is tho  I ever used.���������W. C._ iJilten^brger,  Clarion,  Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894. ���������I sell Piso's Cure for Consump  tion, and  never have any com- s^t^t^^WSKPW^T'  Dlaints.��������� E. SnoiiEY. Postmaster,-VTd^iW^i^.  JTas'es Good. Use in tlm  Sold h>- DrusETists.  tjw   'I'lic J.otit Gotijrh Syrup.}  ghorey, Kansas, Dec- 21st, 1894.   &l{;i%?C^n ttiaai  J. A. Cart hew  ARCHITECT and EUILDER,  beautifully illnstrntcd, k\r':e<t <-i;vn,;!tion o?  any s'jiciiti)ic.1<-iurK;t'. ^tc;ck!���������i', turais"?.!.;'^ i: v.w;  $l.">0s;.v l.-ioi-.t-lia ^icciin"'?'. o;>i������!* ;infi i.Liyj)  JUy-UK GH I-*.-\.ti*\-:'s sunt i>jo.   Auciie-'J  V-J:;.; w M  ������.  SS'i iii'o.sd'.yaj,  If our j't'"(I.iV;i hav-  CO,.  ���������'������'������' Vcrh,  <THiRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.    ���������$���������-*������������������*���������  **'   WORLD-W!DE CIRCULATjOM.  V7ca1y Paijes; Weekly; Illustrated. <  :: !ND1S=ENDA3:.E TO MiWnjGjVlEN.  i S>.t/.?i.<2 COPIES '".ir:. ������,  ��������� *'���������.';:'���������-, :i:;n jJ^*-;T|:IG PRESS,  }.���������,  V      '  y Uy;:\l ::cas of interest. *.V'.i will !>!.��������� pio.Lsc a to j;.������tro s-itno ni  the local column, if broughi; to the cnlici.'.  Vi.-.iiii-ii'-   cai'cLs   primed   al   ihe   Nl-'WS  Ol'!:.':. in. neat script. .tj^4a^-?.,^jA'Jt'itfji^:.-*������r.teatu^i  *!a4i^"^������r:*Wi^-4t*-'1'--^^^  ^.sawss^rtf  The Sign  of the Four.  "BY A.  CONAN DOYLE.  and  (CONTINUED.)  Pinchin Lane was a" row. of shabby two-storied brick, houses , iri  the, lower quarter of Lambeth; I  had to knock for some time at No. 3 before I could make any impression.' At,  last, however, there was; a gljnt of a  candle,, behind the blind, and, a face  looked but at the .upper window. . ...  "Go on, you drunken vagabond,"  said the face. "If you kick up-any'  more row I'll open the kennels and let  out forty-three dog.s at you."  '"If you'll let one oj.it it's just what I  have, come for." said 1. ;  ^ "Goon !" yelled the voice.    "So help  me gracious, I have a wiper in thisbag,  and I'll drop it on vour'ead if 3'ou don't  hook it."  "But I want a do?," I cried.  "I won't be  arsrued with !.''shouted  Mr. Sherman.    "New  stand clear, for  ' when   I say    'three,'   down   goes the  wiper.'"  "Mr. .^herlock Holmes���������.". I began,  but the words had a most magical effect, for the window instantly slammed  down, and within a minute the door  ' was unbarred and open. Mr. Sherman  was a lanky, lean old man, with stooping shoulders, a stringy neck, and blue-  tinted, glasses.  ' "A friend of;Mr. Sherlock is always  welcome," said he. "Step in, sir. Keep  clear of the badger, for he bites. Ah,  naughty, naughty!. would you take a  nip at the gentleman?" This to a stoat  which thrust its wicked head and' red  eyes between the bars of its cage.  "Don't mind that, sir ; it's only a'slow-  worm. It hain't got no fangs, sol  gives it the run o' the room, for it keeps  the beetles down. You must not mind  my bein' just a little short wi' you at"  first, for I'm guyed by the children,  and there's many,, a one just comes  down this lane to rouse me tip. "What  ��������� was it that Mr. Sherlock Holmes wanted, sir?"  "He wanted a dog of yours."  "Ah! that would'be Toby."  "Yes, Tobv was the name."  "Toby lives at No.  7,   on   the left  here."   He moved slowly forward with  his candle   among   the   queer animal  family which he had gathered round  him.    In the uncertain, shadowy light  I could  see   dimly   that   there   were  flancing,    glimmering     eyes   peeping  own at   us   from   every   cranny and  corner.    Even   the   rafters   above our  .heads were lined by solemn fowls, who  * lazily shifted their weight from one leg  to the other as our voices disturbed  their slumbers.  Toby proved to be an ugly, longhaired, lop-eared creature, half-spaniel  and half-lurcher, brown and white in  , color, and -with a very clumsy, waddling gait. It accepted, after some  hesitation, a lump of sugar which the  old naturalist handed to me, and, having thus1 sealed'an alliance, it followed  me to -the cab, and made no  difficulties about accompanj'ing me.  It had just struck three on the  Palace clock when I found myself  back once more at Pondicherry Lodge.  The ex-prize-fighter, McMurdo, had, I  found, been arrested as an accessory,  and both'he and Mr. ShoLto had been  marched off to the station. Two constables guarded the narrow gate, but  they allowed me to pass with the dog  on my mentioning the detective's  name.  Holmes was standing on the doorstep, with his hands in his pockets,  smoking his pipe.  "All, you have him there!" said he.  "Goo;l clog, then ! Athelney Jones has  gone. We have had, an immense display of energy since you left. He has  arrested not only friend Thaddeus, but  the gatekeeper, the housekeeper, and  the Indian servant. We have the  place to ourselves but for a sergeant  upstairs. Leave the dog here and come  up." e  We tied Toby to the hall table, and  reasccnxled the stairs. The room was  as we had left it, save that a sheet had  been draped over the central figure. A  weary-looking police sergeant reclined  in the corner.  "Lend me your bull's-eye, sergeant,"  said my companion. "Now tie this bit  of card round my nock, so as to hang it  difficulty. -Now run down stairs  loose the dog, and look out for B Ion-  din. "��������� ������������������'.- . , ,  , By the time that I got out into the  grounds, Sherlock Holmes was on the  roof, and I could see him like an enormous glow-worm crawling'Very slowly  along the ridge- I lost sight,, of him  behind a staek of "chimneys, but he  presently reappeared, and then vauishr  ed once more upon the opposite side.  When L made my .way-round there I  found him seated at one of the corner  eaves. ...  "That vou, Watson ?" he cried.  ."Yes." ���������:.  "This is the place. What is that  black tiling down there?"        I  "A water-barrel."  ' ' "Top on it?"  ."Yes." -,   . .     .' ���������;     ,7  "No sigh of a ladd,er?"  '���������    ":K'0'".'    ���������'���������      ��������� ,''.     .   - '"   .���������..-'���������  "Confound the fellow !. It's a most  break-neck place. I ought to be able  to come down where he -could climb  up., The water-pipe feels pretty linn.  Here goes, anyhow."  There was a scuffling of the feet, and  the lantern began to come steadily-  down'the side of the wall. Then with  alight spring he came on to the barrel,  and from there to the earth.    ,  "It was easy to follow him," lie said,  drawing on his stockings and boots.  "Tiles were loosened the whole way  along, and in' h is hurry he had dropped  this- It confirms iny diagnosis, as you  doctors express it."   \  The object which he held up to me  was a small pocket or pouch, woven  out of colored grasses and with a few  tawdry beads strung round it In  shape and, size it was not unlike a  cigarettercase. Inside, were half a  dozen spines of dark wood, sharp at  one end and rounded at the other, like  that which had struck Bartholomew  Sholto,  "They are hellish things," said he  "Lookout that you 'don't prick yourself. I'm delighted to have them, for  the chances are that they areoall'lie  has- There is the less fear of you or  me finding one in our skin before long.  I would sooner face a Martini bullet  myself. Are you game for a six-mile  trudge, Watson?"  "Certainly," I answered. i  "Your leg will stand it ?"  ' "Oh, yes."  4 'Here you  are^ doggy ?  Good  in front of mo. Thank you. Now I  must kick off my boots and stockings.  Just you carry them down with you,  Watson. I am going to do a little  climbing. And dip my handkerchief  into the creosote. That will do. Now  come up into the garret with me for a  moment."  We clambered up through the hole.  Holmes turned bis liirht' once more  upon the footsteps in the dust.  "I wish you particularly to notice  these footmarks,-" he said. Do you  observe anything noteworthy about  them?"  "They belomr." I said, "to a child or  a small woman."  "Apart from their size, though. Is  there nothing else?"  "They appear to be much as other  footmarks."  "Not at all.    Look here !   This is^the  frint of a right foot in the dust. Now  make one with my naked foot beside  it.    What is the chief difference?"  "Your toes aro all cramped together.  The other print has each toe distinctly  divided."  "Quite so. That is the point. Bear  that in mind. Now, would you kindly  step over to that flap-window and  smell the edge of the wood-work? I  Bhall stay over here as I have this  handkerchief in my hand."  I did as he directed, and was instantly conscious of a strong tarry  smell.  "That is where he put his foot in  getting out. If you can trace him, I  should think  that  Toby will  have no  old  Toby! Smell it, Toby"; smell it!" He  pushed the creosote handkerchief under  the dog's nose, while the creature stood  with its fluffy legs separated, and with  a most comical cock to its head, like  a connoisseur sniffing the bouquet  of a ��������� famous vintage. Holmes then  threw the handkerchief <to a distance, fastened' a stout cord to. the  mongrel's collar, and led him to the foot'  of the water-barrel. The creature instantly broke into a succession of high,  tremulous yelps, and, with his nose on  the ground, and his tail in the air, pattered off upon the trail at a pace which  strained his lea:sh and kept us at the  top of our speed.  The east had been gradually whitening, and we could now see some distance in the cold, gray ���������'light. The  square, massive house, with its black,  empty windows and high, bare walls,  towered up. sad and forlorn, behind us.  Our course led right across the grounds, |  in and out among the trenches and pits  with which they were scarred and intersected. The whole place, with its  scattered dirt heaps and ill-grown  shrubs, had a blighted, ill-omened look  which harmonized with the black  tragedy which hung over it.  On reaching the boundary wall Toby  ran along, whining, eagerly, underneath its shadow, and stopped finally  in a corner screened by a young beech.  Where the two walls'joined, several  bricks had been loosened,' and the  crevices left were worn down and  rounded upon the lower side, as though  they had frequently been used as a  ladder. Holmes clambered up, and,  taking the dog from me, he dropped it  over upon the other side.  "There's the print of wooden-leg's  hand," he remarked, as I mounted up  beside him. "You see the slight  smudge of blood upon the plaster.  What a lucky thing it is that we have  had no very heavy rain since yesterday ! The scent will lie upon the road  in spite of their eight-and-twenty  hours' start."  I confess that I had my doubts myself  when I reflected upon the great traffic  which had passed along the London  road in the interval. My fears were  soon appeased, however. Toby never  hesitated or swerved, but waddled on  in his peculiar rolling fashion. Clearly, the pungent smell of the creosote  rose high above all other contending  scents.  "Do not imagine," said Holmes,  "that I depend for my success in this  case upon the mere chance of one of  these fellows having put his foot in the  chemical. I have knowledge now  which would enable me to trace them  in many different ways. This, however, is the readiest, and, since fortune  has put it into my hands, I should be  culpable if I neglected it. It has, however, prevented the case from becoming the petty little intellectual problem which it at one time promised to  be. There might have been some  credit to be gained out of it, but for this  too palpable clue."  "There is credit, and to spare," said  I. "I assure you, Holmes, that I  marvel at the means by which you  obtain your results in this case even  more than I did in the Jefferson Hope  murder. The thing seems to me to be  deeper and more inexplicable. How,  for example, could-you describe with  such   confidence    the    wooden-legged  man  9"  "Pshaw, my dear boy! it was simplicity itself. I don't wish to be  theatrical, It is all patent and above  board. Two officers who are in command of a convict guard learn an important secret as to buried treasure. A  map is drawn for them by an Englishman named Jonathan Small. You  remember that we saw the name upon  the chart in Captain Morstan's possession. He had signed it in behalf of him  self and his associates���������the sign of the  four, as he somewhat dramatically  called it. Aided by this chart, the officers���������or one of them���������gets the treasure  and brings it to':England, leaving, we  will suppose,, some'- condition!' under"  .which he received it unfulfilled., Now,  then, whyjdid not Jonathan Small'get  the treasure himself ? The answer is  obvious. The chart is dated at a time  when Morstan w*as brought into close  association with convicts' Jonathan  Small did not, get, the treasure because  he and'his associates were themselves  convicts and could not get away.",  "But this is mere speculation." said  I. .������������������������������������.; ., '    ;���������;. '        '     ,   ' ���������        ' '  "It is more thamthat. It is the only  hypothesis which covers the facts. Let  us see how it ��������� fits in with the sequel.  Major Sholto remains at peace for some  ��������� years, happy in the. possession of his  treasure., Them he receives a letter  from India which gives him a 'great  . fright.;,. What was that ?".  "A letter to say that the men whom  he had wronged had been set free."  "Or had escaped. That, is much  more likely,' for he, would have known  what their term of imprisonment was.  It would not have ��������� been a surprise to  him. What does he do then? He  guards himself against a wooden-legged  man���������a white man, mark you, for he  mistakes a white tradesman for him,  and actually fires a pistol at him. Now,  only one white man's name is on the  chart. The others are Hindoos or  .'Mohammedans.';'.- There' is no other  white 'man.-������������������������������������ Therefore we may say  with confidence that the,wooden-legged  man is identical'with Jonathan Small.  Does the reasoning strike vou as being  faulty?"  "No ; it is clear and concise."  ������������������; "Well,  now,  let us put ourselves in  the place of Jonathan Small.    Let us  look at it from his point of view.    He  comes to England with the double idea  of regaining what he would consider to  be his rights and of having his revenge  '.upon-the man who had Wronged him.  He found out where Sholto lived, and  very possibly he established communications with some one inside the house..  There is this butler, Lai Rao, whom we  have not seem Mrs. Bernstone gives him  far from a good character.    Small could  not find put, however, where the treasure was.hid,-for-no one ever knew, save  the major and one faithful servant who  had died.    Suddenly Small learns that  thernajor is . on his   death-bed.'    In a  frenzy lest the secret of   the  treasure  die with him, he runs the gauntlet of  the guards', makes his way to  the  dying man's window, and is only deterred  from   entering by the presence   of hia  two sons.    Mad with hate, however,  against the dead man,  he enters the  room that night,   searches his, private  papers in the hope of discovering some  memorandum relating to the treasure,  and finally leaves a   memento   of his  visit in the short inscription  upon the,!  card.     He     had    doubtless   planned  beforehand that ".should  he   slay the  major he would leave some such 'record  upon the body as a sign that it was not  a common murder, but, from the point  of view  of the '.four associates,  something in  the nature of an act of justice.    Whimsical'and bizarre  conceits  of this kind are common enough in the  annals   of   crime, and   usually  afford  valuable indications as to the criminal.  Do you follow all this ?"  "Very clearly."  "Now, what could Jonathan Small  do ? He could only continue to keep  a secret watch upon the efforts made  to find the treasure. Possibly he leaves  England and only comes back at intervals. Then comes the discovery of the  garret, and he is instantly informed of  it. We again trace the presence of  some confederate in the household.  Jonathan, with his wooden leg, is  utterly unable to reach the lofty room  of Bartholomew Sholto. He takes with  him, however, a rather curious associate, who gets over this difficulty, but  dips his naked foot into creosote,  whence come Toby, and a six-mile  limp for a half-pay officer with a damaged Achilles tendo." ,  "But it was the associate, and not  Jonathan, who committed the crime."  "Quite so. And rather to Jonathan's  disgust, to judge by the way he  stamped about when, he got into the  the room. He bore no grudge against  Bartholomew Sholto, and would have  preferred if he could have been simply  bound and gagged. He did not wish  to put his head in a halter. There was  no help for it, however ; the savage instincts of his companion had broken  out, and the poison had done its work ;  so Jonathan Small left his record,  lowered the treasure-box to the ground,  and followed it himself. That was the  train of events as far as I can decipher  them. Of course as to his personal appearance he must be middle-aged, and  must be sunburned after serving hia  time in such an oven as the Andamans.  His height is readily calculated from  the length of his stride, and we know  that he was bearded. His hairiness  was the one point which impressed  itseTf upon Thaddeus Sholto when he  saw him at the window. I don't know  that there is anything else."  "The associate?"  "Ah, well, there is no great mystery  in that. But you will know all about  it soon enough. , How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little  cloud floats like a pink feather from  some gigantic flamingo. Now the red  rim of the sun pushes itself over the  London cloud-bank. It shines on a  good many folk, but on none, I dare  bet, who are on a stranger errand than  you and I. How small we feel with  our petty ambitions and strivings in  the presence of the great elemental  forces of nature ! Are you well up in  your Jean Paul. ?"  "Fairly so. I worked back to him  through Carlyle,"  "That was like following the brook  to the parent lake. He makes one curious but profound remark. It is that  the chief proof of man's real greatness  lies in his perception of his own small-  ness. It argues, you see, a power of  comparison and of appreciation, which  is in itself a proof of nobility. Thera  i������ much food for thought in Richter,  Sou have not a pistol, have you?"  "I have my'stick." ' '  "It is just possible that we may need  something of the sort if we get to their  lair. Jonathan I shall leave, to you,  but if the other'turns nasty I shall  shoot him dead," He took out his revolver as he spoke, and, having loaded  two of the chambers, he put it back into  the right-hand pocket of his jacket.  We had, during this time, been'-following the, guidance of Toby down the  ���������half-rural, villa-lined roads "^liich lead  ���������ito the metropolis.. Now, however, we  were beginning to come among' con;  tinuous streets,'-'where������������������ laborers and  dockmen -were already astir, and slatternly women "were taking.-down' shut-,  ters and brushing doorsteps. At the  square-topped corner public houses  .business was just -beginning, and rough-  looking men' were emerging, rubbing  their sleeves across; their beards after  their morning Avet. ,������������������'. Strange -dogs  sauntered up, and stared wonderingly  at us as we passed, but our inimitable  Toby looked -neither to the right nor to  the left, but trotted onward with his  -.nose to the ground and an occasional  eager whine, which spoke of a hot  scent.  We had traversed Streatham, Brixton, Camberwell, and now found our-  - selves in ; ICen ni ngton Lane, having  borne away through the side streets to  the east of the Oval. The men whom  ���������'.we pursued' seemed to have taken a  , curiously zigzag road. . They had never  kept'to the main road if a parallel side  street would serve their turn. ,At  the foot of Kennington Lane they had  edged away to the left through Bond  street and Miles street. Where the  latter street turns into Knight's place,  Toby ceased to advance, but began to  run backward and forward 'with one  ear cocked and the other drooping, the  very picture of canine indecision.  Then he waddled round in circles, looking up to us from-time to time, as if to  ask for sympathy in his embarrassment. ,-,  "What the deuce is the matter Avith  the dog ?",". growled Holmes. "Th'ey  surely would not take a cab, or go off  in a balloon." ��������� < ������-:  "Perhaps they stood here for some  time," I suggested.  "Ah !-it's all right. He's off again,"  said my companion in a tone of relief.  He was, indeed, off : for, after sniffing round again, he suddenly made up  his mind, and darted away with an  energy and determination such as he  had not' yet shown. The scent appeared to be much hotter than before,  for he had not even to put his nose on  the,ground, but tugged at his leash,  and'tried to break into a run. I could  see by the gleam in Holmes' ej-es that  he thought we were nearing the end of  our journey.  TO BE CONTINUED.)  CHILDREN'S COLUMN.  KITTY'S DIARY.  It Tells of  One Whole Day's   Dolngrs  and  Will Be Keadily Recognized,;  7 a. m.-���������Got up and took a little exercise before breakfast. Mistress' work basket was on the mantelpiece. . Didn't think  it was in proper order, so tried to set it ta  rights, but didn't succeed somehow. Th������  whole thing, tumbled to the floor, and tha  tlvmul got all tangled around the chair  legs.    Gave it up as a bad job.     ' ' "-,.\  9 a. m.���������-Got hungry. Tired waiting for  the folks to come down, so helped mysolt  to cream, which was not so thick as usual.  10 a. m.���������Found my claws needed sharpening. Tried to do it on lace 'curtains, but  the flimsy stuff camo to piecos the moment  I touched it.  11 a. in.���������Time for my nap. Found a  comfortable place on top of  large  clock.  'Honesty Rewarded In t,ife.  .    "The case   presented  .in   last   night's  paper of a reward of $10   being   paid for  the retux*n of $50 reminds   me   of a similar anecdote���������-only   different,"    said the  ancient New England member of the club  this morning.    "It   happened   in Providence, R. I., 40 yeai'sago, when the city  contained but one millionaire,   who  was  an   old   Scotchman   named     Alexander  Duncan.    One day Mr. Duncan,  in leaving his   office,    dropped   a   large roll of  bank notes in the street.     They   escaped  his eye, but not that   of   the   small boy  who   is   around   everywhere,    and   who  pounced upon the bills immediately.  The  roll contained ������500.    When   Mr. Duncan  received it he eagerly counted the money,  and finding it correct, he   turned   to the  boy   and   said: 'I   thank   ye,    my little  man.'    Then noticing the look of dismay  in the poor   lad's   countenance,    he   felt  in his trousers   pocket   and   fished out a  coin, which he handed   to   the   finder of  his wealth.    And the coin   represented���������  what do you think?"  "Five dollars."  "A dollar."  "A half dollar.V  "A quarter of a dollar."  '' Just half of that. It was an old Spanish coin that we used to call ninepenoe  in New England and that you called a  shilling in New York. In other words,  it was 12X cents which Alexander Duncan, the millionaire of Providence, paid  to the honest boy who found and returned to him. ������500."���������TJtica Observer.  A ISeautiTul Bluff.  Mrs. Broker���������My dear, do you suppose  it is possible for a young man, almost  any man, to sit alongside of a beautiful  creature all day long, watching her  pretty fingers toying with a typewriting  machine, without falling in love with  her?      "  Mr. Broker (suddenly becoming absorbed in a newspaper)���������Oh, he .might,  if she was pretty; but I never saw a  pretty typewriter girl yet.  "What! I saw a typewriter girl at  your office who could���������"  " That red-haired   thing?"  "Red haired! She has the loveliest,  sunniest tresses I   ever gazed on."  "Don't know who you can mean. My  typewriter girl has ugly red hair, not  beautiful black locks, like yours, my  dear; and her eyes instead of being suoh  a charming, soulful, black-brown, like  yours, are watery gray.''  "They are divinely blue."  "And her mouth doesn't look as If it  were made of anything but pie."  "I���������I thought she had the mouth of a  cherub.''  "And I do hate pug noses."  "Queer. I���������had an idea that it was  Grecian."  "Besides, I. can't bear these tiny, bony,  rail-fence women."    (Resumes   reading.)  Mrs. Broker (aside)���������She has the face  of a Madonna and the form of a sylph I  but, bless his fond, foolish heart, he  hasn't   ayes   for   anyone   but me.  Moved the big vase that stood on top of it  out of my way. It fell to the floor and  made a terrible racket.    Had a line nap.  2 p. m.-���������Slept till way past dinner time.  They would not give me a bite, so had to  find mouse.  3 p. m.���������Succeeded. A fine fat fellow  made me feel good.  4 p. m.���������Saw my mother asleep in the  sun.    Climbed up in a tree aud jumped  down on her just for fun. She didn't take  It that way^ Had to run and stay hidden  for a long time.  6 p. in.���������Saw a bird in the oherry trea  that looked as if he had been made on purpose for my, supper.    Got him.  8 p. m.���������Happy at last on this delightful roof. Shall sit here and sing all night  long. M-i-a-ow!���������Mabel C. Mecchi (a  Little Girl) in San Francisco Examiner.  Punctured.  "A airculating medium should norer be inflated,"  Rttnarked a college lecturer, who spoke as li  he knew.  Bat I felt impelled to hint to him that truth  he hadn't stated,  For otherwise, great jiininy, what would w������  gyoliatfl do!  Timorous Tommy,  Just list a moment, and I will tell  Of a strange adventure that befell  A timid youngster I knew quite well���������  Young Timorous Tommy of Glenwood dell.  Just out of dell, half up the hill,  There stood a towering, tall windmill,  And still beyond stood a cottage small,  Where lived a lad named Timothy Hall,  A playmate of Timorous Tommy.  One night young Tommy essayed to go  To Timothy's house, for a call, you know.  The thin, new moon with its faint, pale glow  Scarce lighted the objects on tho earth below.  As Timorous Tommy stole up the road  Toward  the  cottage  small  where his friend  abode  His heart grew sick with a nameless fear;  He felt some clangor was lurking near.  Apprehensive Timorous Tommy 1  Then, what do you think?   Alack I   Alack I  A terrible thing stood in his track.  'Twas tall and shadowy and weird and blaok,  And its  waving   urins  seemed  warning  him  back,  While there came a grinding, munching noise,  As though the creature were eating boys.  With a cry of terror he turned and fled,  And down the road to his home he sped.  Poor, terrified Timoroua Tommy!  He trod that road the following day  And then discovered to his dismay  That the creature fierce that 1'locked hia way  And led him such terror to display  Was naught but tho busy, long armed mill  That clanked and creaked as with hearty will  It labored all day and turned all night,  Innocent of all intent to fright  This trembling Timorous Tommy.  ������������������Arthur J. Burdick in Chicago fieoord.  Food and Drink Consumed In a Lifetime.  The average man takes 5)4 pounds of  food and drink each day, amounting to  a ton of solid and liquid nourishment  annually. In 70 years he eats and drinks  1,000 times his own weight.���������Ladies'  Home Journal.  m  ���������\m  m Pi'  UNFAILING PEIENDS,  A SERMON   FULL Or THE BREATH  : OF THE FIELDS.  Ihowine How the Attachment of Boaz for  Ruth Was Full: of ���������Undyius* Interest to  the Church, of CJod in All Ages���������Darkness  and DaylijrUt.  Washington, April. 25.���������This sermon of  Dr. Talmage could not have been prepared  by any one hot born in the country. It is  full of the breath of the fields. The text is  Ruth ii, 8,"And she went and came and  gleaned in the field after the reapers, and  her hap was to light on a part of the  field belonging unto Boaz, who was 'of-,  the kindred of Elimelech.','  The time that Ruth and Naomi arrive  at Bethlehem is harvest time. It was the  custom when a sheaf fell from a load in  the harvest field for the reapers to refuse  to gather it up. That was to be left for  the poor who might happen to come  alone that way. If there were handfuls  , of grain scattered across the field after  the main harvest had been, reaped, instead of raking it, as farmers do now, it  was by the custom of the. land left in  its place, so that the poor coming along  that way might glean it and get their'  bread. But you say: '' What is the use of  oil these harvest fields to Ruth ,and  Naomi? Naomi is too, old and feeble to go  out and toil in the sun, and can you expect that Ruth,1 the young and the beautiful, should tan her cheek* and blister  her hands in the harvest field?"  Boaz owns a large farm, and he goes  out to see the reapers gather in the  ' grain. .Coming there right behind the  swarthy, sun-browned reapers, he beholds a beautiful woman gleaning���������a  woman more fit to bend to a harp or sit  upon a throne than to stoop among the  sheaves. Ah, that;was an eventful day!  ' It was iove at first sight. Boaz forms  an attachment for the womanly gleaner  ���������an attachment full of undying interest  to the church of God in all. ages, while  Ruth, with an ephah, or nearly a bushel  of barley, goes home to Naomi to 'tell--hwr  the successes and adventures of, the day.  That Ruth who left her native land.of  Moab in darkness and traveled, through  an undying affection for her mother-in-  law, is in the harvest field of Boaz, is  affianced to one of the best families in  Judah and becomes in aftertime^ the ancestress of Jesus Christ, tho Lord' of  glory. Out of so dark a night did there  ever dawn so bright a imorningf  Tho Use of Trouble.  I learn, in the first place, from this  subject how trouble develops character.  It was bereaveinent, poverty and exile  that developed, illustrated and announced  to all ages the sublimity of Ruth's-character.-"' That is a very unfortunate man  who has no trouble. It was'sorrow that  made John Buriyan the better dreamer.  and Dr. Young the better poet, and  O'Connell the better orator, and Bishop  Hall the better preacher, and Have lock  the better soldier, and Kic.to the better  encyclopedist, and Ruth the better  daughter-in-law.  I once asked an aged man in regard to  his pastor, who was-a very brilliant  man, "Why is it that 3*our pastor, so  very brilliant, seems to  heart and tenderness in  -'Well," he replied, "the  pastor has never had any trouble. When  misfortune comes upon him, his style  will be different" After awhile the Lord  took a child out of that pastor's house,  and, though the preacher was just as  brilliant as he was before, oh, the  ,-. warmth, the tenderness of his discourse!  The fact is that trouble .vis a great educator. You see sometimes a musician sit  down at an instrument, and his execution is cold and formal and unfeeling.  The reason is that all his life he has  been prospered. But let misfortune or  bereavement come to that man, and he  sits down at the instrument, and you  discover the pathos in the first sweep of  the keys.  Misfortune and trials are great educators. A young doctor comes into a sickroom where there is a dying child. Perhaps he .is very rough in his prescription,  and very rough in his manner, and rough  in the feeling of the pulse, and rough  in his answer to the mother's anxious  question." But years roll on, and there  has been one dead in his own house, and  now he comes into the sickroom, and  with tearful eye he looks at the dying  child, and he says, "Oh, how this reminds me of my Charlie 1" Trouble, the  great educator. Sorrow���������I see' its touch  in the grandest painting; I hear its  tremor in the sweetest song; I feel its  power in the mightiest argument.  Grecian mythology said that the fountain of Hippocrene was struck out by the  . foot of the winged horse Pegasus. I have  often noticed in life that the brightest  and most beautiful fountains of Christian comfort and spiritual life have been  struck out by the iron shod hoof of disaster and calamity. I see Daniel's courage  best by the flash of Nebuchadnezzar's  furnace. I see Paul's prowess best when  I find him on the foundering ship under  the glare of the lightning in the breakers  of Melita. God crowns his children amid  the howling of wild beasts and the chopping of blood splashed guillotine and the  cracking fires of martyrdom. It took the  persecutions of Marcus Aurelius to develop Polycarp and Justin Martyr. It took  all the hostilities against the Scotch  Covenanters and the fury of Lord Claver-  house to develop James Ren wick and  Andrew Melville and Hugh McKail, the  glorious martyrs of Scotch history. It  took the stormy sea, and the December  blast, and the desolate New England  coast, and the warwhoop of savages, to  show forth the prowess of the pilgrim  fathers���������  When amid the storms they sang,  And the stars hecird, and the sea,  And the sounding aisles of the dim wood  Rang to the anthems of the free.  It took all our past national distresses,  and it takes all our present national sorrows to lift up our nation on that high  career where it will march long after the  foreign aristocracies that have mocked  and   tyrannies that have   jeered shall be I  swept down, under the omnipotent wrath  of God, who hates despotism,, and who,  by the strength of his own red right arm,  will make all men free. And so it is individually, and in the family, and in the  church, and in the yvorld, that, through  darkness and storm and trouble, men.  women, churches, nations, are developed.  ',-. Tiie Results* of JFrieiidship.  Again, I see in my text the beauty of  unfaltering friendship. I suppose there  were plenty of friends for Naomi while  she was in prosperity, but of all her  ���������-.cquaintances how many were< willing to  trudge off with her toward Judah when  she had to make that lonely journey?  One, the heroine of my text. One, absolutely one. I suppose when Naomi's husband was living, and they had plenty of  money, and all things went well,, they  had a great many callers, but I suppose  that after her husband died, and her  property went, and she got old and poor,  she was not troubled very much with  callers. , All the birds that sung in the  bower while,the sun shone have gone to  their nests, now the night has fallen.  Oh, these beautiful ' sunflowers that  spread out their , color in, the, morning  hour! But they are always asleep when  the sun is going downl Job had plenty  of friends when he was the richest man  in Uz, but when his property went and  the trials came, then there were none so  much that pestered as Eliphaz the Tern an ite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zo-  phar, the Naaruathite. <  Life often seems to be a mere game,  where the successful , player pulls down  all-the-other-men into his own lap. Let  suspicion arise about a man's character  and he becomes like a bank in a panic,  and all the imputations rush on him and  break down in a day that character  which in due time . would have had  strength to defend itself. There are reputation's that have been-half a century in  building which go down under one push,  as a vast temple is consumed by the  touch of a sulphurous match. A hog can  uproot a century plant.  In this world, so full of heartlessness  and hypocrisy, how thrilling it is to,find  some friend as faithful in days of adver-'  sity as in days of prosperity! David had  such a friend in Hushai; the Jews had  such a friend in Mordecai, who never  forgot their cause; Paul had such a  friend in Onesiphorus, who visited him  in jail; Christ had such in tne Marys,  who adhered , to ' him on the cross;  Naomi had such a one in Ruth, who  cried out: "Entreat me not to leave thee  or to return from   following   after   thee,  for whither thou   goest   I   will   go,  and  have so little  his sermons?"  reason   is   our  whither thou lodgest I will lodge. Thy  people shall be my people, and thy God  my God. Where thou diest will I die, and  there will I be buried. The Lord do so  to me, and more also, if aught but death  part thee and me." ,  , Trom Darkness to Liffht  Again, I learn from this subject that  paths which open in hardship, and darkness often come out in places of joy.  When Ruth started from Moab toward  Jerusalem, to go along with her mother-  in-law, I suppose the people said: "Oh,  what a foolish creature to go away from  her father's house, to go off with a poor  old woman toward the hind , of Judah !  They won't live to get across the desert.  They will be drowned in the sea or the  jackals of the wilderness will destroy  them." It was a very darkemorning  when Ruth started off with Naomi, but  behold her in my text in the harvest field  of Boaz, to be affianced to one of the  lords of the land and become one of the  grandmothers of Jesus Christ, the Lord  of glory. And so it often is that a path  which often starts very darkly ends very  brightly.  When you started out for heaven, oh,  how dark was the hour of conviction I  How Sinai thundered, and devils tormented, and darkness thickened! All the  sins of your life pounced upon you, and  it was the darkest hour you ever saw  when you first found but your sins.  After awhile you went into the harvest  field of God's mercy. You began to glean  in the fields of divine promise, and you  had more sheaves than you could cany,  as the voice of God addressed you, saying, '' Blessed is the man whose transgression are forgiven and whose sins are  covered." A very dark startling in conviction, a very bright ending in the pardon and the hope and the triumph of  the gospel.  So very often in our worldly business  or in our spiritual career we start off on  a very dark path. We must go. The flesh  may shrink back, but there is a voice  within, or a voice from above, saying,  "You must go," and we have to drink  the gall, and we have to carry the cross,  and we have to tranverse the desert, and  we are pounded and flailed of misrepresentation and abuse, and we have to urge  our way through 10,000 obstacles that  have been slain by our own right arm.  We have to ford the river, we have to  climb the mountain, we have to storm  the castle; but, blessed be God, the day  of rest and reward will come. On the  tiptop of the captured battlements we  will shout tho victory, if not in this  world, then in that world where there is  no gall to drink, no burdens to carry, no  battles to fight. How do I know it?  Know it! I know it because God says so,  "They shall hunger no more, neither  thirst any more, neither shall the sun  light on them, nor any heat, for the  Lamb which is in the midst of the throne  shall lead them to living fountains of  water, and God shall wipe all tears from  their eyes."  It was very hard for Noah to endure  the scoffing of the people in his day,  while he was trying to build the ark,  and was every morning quizzed about  his old boat that would never be of any  practical use. But when the deluge came  and the tops of the mountains disappeared like the backs of sea monsters,  and the elements, lashed up in fury,  clapped their hands over a drowned  world, then Noah in the ark rejoiced in  his own safety and in the safety of his  family, and looked out on the wreck of  a ruined earth.  Christ, hounded of persecutors, denied  a pillow, worse maltreated than the  thieves on either side of the cross, human  hate smacking its lips in satisfaction  after it had been draining his last drop  of blood, the sheeted dead bursting from  the sepulchres  at   his   crucifixion.;   Tell  me, O Gethsemane   and*  Golgotha, were  there ever darker times than those? Like  the booming of the midnight sea against  the   rock,  the surges of Christ's anguish  beat against the gates   of' eternity, to be  echoed back by all the thrones of heaven  and all the dungeons   of   hell.    But   the  day of reward comes for Chirst.    All the  pomp and dominion of this world are to  be hung on his   throne,   crowned   heads  are to bow before him on whose head are  many crown'S,. and all the   celestial  worship is to come up at   his   feet,   like the  humming of the forest, like the "rushing  of tlie waters,  like the thundering of the  seas, whiie   all heaven,   rising   on   their  thrones, beat   time   with   their scepters,  ','Halleluiah, for the Lord  God   omnipotent reigneth."   .'-.. '���������.'���������' ���������.''';.'���������'  That song of love, now low, and far,  Ere long shall swell from star to star;.' ���������  That light, the breaking day which tips  The golden spired Apocalypse.    V  ',- Momentuotis  Incidents.  Again, I learn from my   subject   that  events which seem to be most insignificant  may be momentous.     Can   you   imagine  anything   more   unimportant   than   the  coming of a poor woman   from   Moab to  Judah?   Can you imagine anything more  trivial than the fact that this   Ruth just  happened   to   alight���������as   they   say���������just  happened to alight on that field of Boaz?  Yet all ages, all generations, havs an interest in the fact that she was to become  an ancestress of the Lord   Jesus   Christ,  and all nations and kingdoms must look  at that one >ittle ���������incident   with   a  thrill  of unspeakable and   eternal satisfaction.  So it is in your   history   and   in   mine,  events that you   thought   of  no importance at all have been of   very   great moment.    That   casual   conversation;   that  accidental meeting���������you   did   not   think  of it again for a long while.    But how it  changed all the phases of yoxir life!  It seemed to be of no importance that  Jubal invented rude instruments of,  music, calling them harp and organ, but  they were the introducton of all the  world's minstrelsy, and as you hear the  vibration of a stringed instrument, even  after the fingers have been taken away  from it, so all music now of lute and  drum and cornet is, only the. long continued strains of Jubal's harp and Ju-'  pal's organ. It seemed to be a matter of  very little importance that Tubal Cam  learned the uses of copper and iron, but  that rude foundry of ancient days has  its echo, in the rattle of Birmingham  machinery and the roar and bang of factories on the Merrimac.  It seemed to be a matter of no importance that Luther found a Bible in a  monastery, but as he opened, that Bible  and the, brass bound lids fell back they  jarred everything; and the rustilng of  the wormed leaves was the,sound of the  wings of the angel of the reformation. It  seemed to be a matter of no importance  that a woman whose name has been forgotten dropped a tract ,in the way of a  very bad man; by the name of Richard  Baxter. Pie picked upi the tract and read  it, and it was the means of his salvation.  In after days that ,m an wrote a book  called '.'The*Call to,- the "Unconverted,,"  that was the means of bringing a multitude to God, among others Philip Doddridge. Philip Doddridge wrote a book  called "The Rise and Progress of Religion," which has brought thousands  and tens of thousands into the kingdom  of God', and among others the great  Wilberforce. Wilberforce wrote a book  called "A Practical View of Christianity, "which was the means of bringing  a great multitude to Christ, among  others Legh Richmond. Legh Richmond  wrote a tract called "The Dairyman's  Daughter," which has been the means  of the salvation of unconverted multitudes. And that tide of influence started  from the fact that one Christian woman  dropped a Christian tract in the way of  Richard Baxter, the tide of influence rolling on through Richard Baxter, through  Philip Doddridge, through the great  Wilberforce, through Legh Richmond,  on. on, on, forever, forever. So the insignificant events of this world seem,  after all, to be most momentous.  Beauty of Female Industry.  Again, I see -m my subject an illustration of the beauty of female industry.  Behold Ruth' toiling in the harvest  field under the hot sun, or at noon taking plain bread with the reapers or eating -the parched corn which Boaz handed  to her. The customs of society, of course,  have changed, and without the hardships  .and exposure to which Ruth was subjected every intelligent woman will find  something to do.  I know there is a sickly sentimentality  on this subject. In some families there  are persons of no real service to the  . household or community, and though  there are so many woes all around about  them in the world, they spend their time  languishing over a new pattern, or bursting into tears at midnight over the story:  of some lover who shot himself. They  would not deign to look at Ruth carrying back the barley on her way home to  her mother-in-law, Naomi. All this fastidiousness may seem to do very well  while they are under the shelter of   their  uscript books which she h$i������. 'r*K*xit������en,  some one said to her, "How do you find  tinie to attend to all these' things?"  "Oh," she replied, "these are not the  things I am proud of. My chief boast, is  in the fact that I have 17 trades,, by any  one of which I could make a livelihood  if necessary.," And if in secular spheres  there is so miich to be done, in spiritual  work how vast the field! How many dying all aroxmd about us without one word  of comfort! We want more Abigails,  more Hannahs, more Rebeccas, . more  Marys, more Deborahs consecrated���������body,'  mind, soul���������to the Lord who bought  "them. ,. ���������   ,,;-    ������������������<  Value of Gleaning.  Once more I learn ,:from   my   subject  the value of gleaning. ,.';������������������  Ruth , going into that; harvest; field  ��������� might have said: "There is a straw, and  there is a straw, but -what is a straw? I  can't get any barley "for myself or my  mother-in-law out of these separate  straws." Not so said beautiful Ruth.  She gathered two straws, arid she put  them together, and mOre straws, until  she got enough to make a sheaf. Putting  that down, she went and gathered more  straws until she had another sheaf, and  another and another,,and another, and  then she brought them altogether, and  she thrashed them out, and she had am  ephah ,of barley, nigh a bushel: Oh, that  we might all be gleaners!  Elihu Burritt learned many things  while toiling in a blacksmith shop.  Abercrombie, the world renowned philo-;  gopher was a philosopher in Scotland,  and he got his philosophy, ' or the chief  part of it, while as a physician he was  waiting for the door of the sickroom to  open. Yet how many there are in, this  day who say they are so busy, they have  no;time for mental or, spiritual improve  ments. The great duties of life cross the  field like stronjg reapers "and carry oft all  the hours, and there is only here and  therea fragment left that is not worth  gleaning. Ah, my friends, you could go  into the busiest day and. busiest;week of  your life   and find   golden   opportunities  Which, gathered, might ��������� at last make a  whole sheaf for the Lord's garner. It is  the stray opportunities" and the stray  privileges which, taken up and bound together and" beaten out, will at last fill  you with much joy. ",.''  There are a few moments left worth  the gleaning. Now, Ruth, to the field!  May each one have measure full and running over! Oh, you gleaners, to the field!  And if .there be in your household an  aged one or a sick relative that is not  strong enough to come forth and toil in  this field, then let Ruth take home , to  feeble Naomi this sheaf of gleaning:  "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come  again with rejoicing, bringing' his  sheaves with him." May the Lord God  of Ruth and Naomi be our portion forever! -.  .; ������������������..-��������� "���������'*.���������,.  A CRIPPLE TOE LIFE.  s  SO  DOCTORS   SAID   CONCERNING  RICHARD B. COLLINS. i  i  Curious Coincidence."���������  r Bishop Coxe,   on   one   of   his trips to  England,   visited   an    old    Elizabethan  manor, rich in historic   associations, and  the family, being   away the    housekeeper  was empowered to show the   place.    Seeing that the bishop was so   much   interested and evinced   such   a   knowledge of  the history of the place, she gave him  at  his departure an    engraving   of   the picturesque old mansion. After he returned  home he frequently looked at this engraving, but owing to some change in household arrangements, which   all of us men  know are sometimes   disturbing,    it was  mislaid and could not be found.   In vain  it was searched for, and finally given up  as   lost.    Twenty   years   afterward   the  bishop   had   occasion   to   go   to  an old  trunk in which some old books had been  hastily thrust, when near the   bottom of  it what should   he   see   but the  treasure  trove, the valued engraving.     Seeing the  picture, his mind   reverted   to   the   nice  person who had   given it to him, and he  thought he should   like   to   know if she  were still alive and well and happy.  This  thought often recurred to him.  In about two weeks the postman  brought an English letter, when, presto,  it proved to be from this veritable person, who said that latterly she had been  quite anxious to learn something concerning his welfare. This oertainly seems  to have been mor6 than a mere coincidence.    Was   it thought   transference I  He Spent Months in the Toronto Hospital  Without Aiiy Reneiit���������I'ink Rills Cure  Him Arter All  Other Treatment ,Failed.  From the Echo, Wiarton, Ont.  The Echo presents to its readers the  following plain statement of fact, with  the simple comment that a medicine that  can perform so remarkable a cure is  simply invaluable; and it is no wonder  that the aggregate of its sales throughout the country is.enormous.  I, Richard B. Collins, hereby make  the following statement, which can be  confirmed by any number of witnesses in  this section of the country. I first began  to complain about five years ago. I had  then been working in a fleh shanty, and  was wet almost the whole time, summer  and winter. I was then confined to the  house for three months. This was my  first attack and on getting,bettor I commenced work again-the first of the fol  lowing February and continued' at i--  until the next January when I took a,  much worse attack. The doctors pronounced it rheumatism and after treating me for that disease until about the  first of May, they discovered, that my  trouble was disease of the hip joint, and  advised to go to an hospital. 1 went to  Toronto and stayed in the hospital five  weeks and then returned home. I, however, : did not recover, and was compelled  during the following summer to go back  to the hospital where I remained thiee  months,    getting   worse all   the time.   I  His Place a Kir Shaky.  Satan���������What makes you look   so   wor  ried lately? c  Ananias���������Oh,   nothing; only   if  man Weyler should be killed  off,    I  was told I could not be cured and when  I left was only able to w.dk by the aid  of crutches. I then came home and was  not there long before I was taken to my  bed. I continued in this state until January following, when I was advised by  several friends to try Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills. I took their advice and, before I  had finished the fi f th box I began to improve, and by the time, I had completed  a dozen boxes I was able,to walk without crutches, and have never used them  since. I was able to do light work in/ a  short time, and in January last (1897) I  commenced working in the woods and  have no trouble from the hip unless overexerted. During the last three years I  have spent $300 in doctor's bills, and  medicines, trying everything reoom-  mended, but without any good results  until I took Dr: Williams' Pink Pills, to  which I owe my restored condition, as  the doctors gave up all hopes of ever  seeing me out of bed alive and well. I  may say that before I began taking  Pink Pills during my last attack, I put  in many a night so bad that I never expected to be alive in the morning.  Rheumatism, sciatica, neuralgia, partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia, nervous  headache, nervous prostration and diseases depending..-. upon humors ��������� in the  blood, such as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc..all disappear before a fair treatment with Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.  They give a healthy glow to pale and sallow complexions and build up and renew  the entire system. Sold by all dealers  and post'paid at 50c. a box or six , boxes  for ������2.50 by addressing the Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont. Do not  be .persuaded to take some substitute.  pou   will   remember  scientious service.  that  hopi  nry   long and con  Their Usual Advice.  . "I notice that some people  claim that a  doctor's    whiskers    may    carry    disease  germs."  "Why don't the doctors boil their whiskers?"���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  The Stronffest Limestone.  The   strongest     American     limestone  comes   from    Kingston,    N.Y., and  will  stand a pressure of 13,900   pounds to the  father's house; but when the sharp win- | cubic inch.  ter of misfortune   comes,   what of   these  butterflies? Persons under indulgent parentage may get upon themselves habits  of indolence, but when they come out  into practical life their soul will recoil  with disgust and chagrin. They will feel  in their hearts what the poet so severely  satirized when he said:���������  Folks are so awkward, things so impolite,  They're elegantly pained from morning  until night.  Through that gate of indolence how  many men and women have marched,  useless on earth, to a destroyed eternity.  Spinola said to Sir Horace Vere, "Of  what di.l your brother die?" "Of having  nothing to do," was the answer. "Ah!"  said .Spinola, "that's enough to kill any  general of \is." Oh, can it be possible in  this world, where there is so much suffering to be alleviated, so much darkness to  be enlightened and so many burdens to  be carried, that there is any pesron who  cannot find anything to do?  Mme. do Stael did a- world of work in  her time, and one day, while she was  seated amid instruments of music, all of  which she had mastered, and amid man-  MUST  BE  DISSOLVED.  Car   Wheels.  In car wheels it is desirable to combine  toughness of structure with an. intensely  hard rolling surface, and to this end the  outside surface is sometimes case-hardened or made almost as hard as "cold  steel." *  UNTOLD AGONY.  Kidney Disease Can Only be Cured by a  Remedy IVh ch is in Liquid Form���������Common Sense or Science.  For a disordered stomach or sick headache, pills and powders are not without  effect, but when these same remedies are  said to cure kidney disease the common  sense of science rebukes the claim. This  insidious and growing disease will not be  driven from the system unless a medicine  is given that will dissolve the hard substance���������uric acid and oxalate of lime���������  that give rise to the distress and pain  that is common to all who suffer from  kidney'complaint. South American Kidney Cure is a kidney specific. It dissolves  these hard substances, and while it dissolves it also heals. Tho cures effected  leave no question of its worth.  The Difference,  She���������I can   sympathize   with   you.  was married once myself.  He���������But   you   werea't   married   to  woman.  Distracted by Excruciating: Rheumatic  Fains���������Seven Years' Untold Misery-No  Remedy to Help���������No I'hysician to Thwart  tlie On sialic; hi���������lint South American  Rheumatic Cure Charms Away the Pains  in 13 Hours and the Suffering: Slave la  Emancipated.  J. D. McLeod, of Leith, Ont., says*  "I have been a victim of rheumatism for  seven years, being confined to my bed for  months at a time, and unable to turn  myself. Have been treated by many of  tho best physicians without benefit. I  had no faith in cures I saw advertised,  but my wife induced me to get a bottle  of South American Rheumatic Cure. At  that time I was suffering agonizing  pains, but inside of 12 hours after I had  taken tho first dose the pains left me.  Three bottles completely cured me, and  I rejoice in having the opportunity of  telling what a great cure it has wrought  in me.    Or Course.  Reginald���������There is one word in the  English language that is spelled atrociously.  Reignald's Sister���������What is that?  Reignald���������Why, atrociously.  in lonteuomeiir,   csv;  mii.d and brightc >-  ! IV.  Clirisr.i  fulness of  dition in 1 f<\  It secures the D \  love and   blessing.    It   fosters  tiousness, conserves morals  anil  from    numerous    temptatioi  Thus   viewed,    it   is   a   prize   v  every hone?t effort, a golden crown *>\ ti\-  should circle every brow, a   glory   y^l.'.n  should   adorn    every    character,    ji:u1  treasure which should enrich    every   liii  es cheer-  'ery oon-  ne favor.,  coj.scit'n-  d.  and  or; i"iv  :n  'El  ������������������'.!  1  I, i ������������������ii  stt  -i.r  ������|  ���������i i  * L  Ml  '���������I  '���������'I  ���������rl  i 1 '���������^hrjfc,V&J-tifl.!ijrM4* r*U*Lj,-r.������_-*  IZLL.-stoZS.-Ztt  G. A. McBain & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.  Y^oli are  ...".TOTHE,..,  ENTERTAINMENT  -ai���������  PRESBYTERIAN  OHURCH  THURSDAY EVBrTIHG, AUG.   IS,  \   ������������������        ��������� (THIS WEEK.)'1  There will be Presentation of prizes, to the competitors for Best Article on. Oomox  and Union, by pupils who successfully passed last spring's  examination for admission to  a high school  GOOD SPEAKING  AND FINE  MUSI-    ;���������  f CAL PROGRAM.  Glee by, many voices; song by  Mrs. Dangerfield;, Selection  by Orchestra; song by Mr.  Allsop; quartette by Mr. and  Mrs. Parker and Miss Dimick  and Mr. Searle; song by Rev..  Mr.-    . Hicks;     closing  '-.with  "Damascus Triumpi-iaL'  March,''--������������^2^ ,  Participated in by   30  Rev. J. A. LOGAN, Chairman.  Rev, WM. HICKS, Musical Dir.  Mrs. ED. McKIM,  Accompanist.  NO CHARGE fox admission. Collection taken to defray expenses of  concert. Doors open at 7:30. Eiir  tertainment commences at 8 o'clock.  S3" Ceme and show your interest in educational affairs.  Plumbiug is now on at Anderson's Mesal  Works. Give him e. call, and he will Bhow  you what he can do, and more too !  saxtsxvtaua  /PERSONALS.  Mr. Dick, Mino'Inapector, came np last  week.     :c  Mrs. Jno, Williams returned last Wednesday.   Mr. Jack Thompson has returned from a  trip to Victoria.  Miss Niekerson took charge yesterday of  Division II, Union school.  Robert McNaughton is in New Westminster * will return in a few weeks.  Mir. and Mra. E. Barrett have returned  from a week's outing on Oyster River.  Robert Kilpatrick of the Wellington Stables, with his wife, returned on. Friday.  Mrs. It. Short left Friday to be gone until Spring. She will visit relatives in Australia.  Miss Gladys Butler, one of Principal Bennett's pupils, obtained a third class B certificate.      .-,-���������'  Mrs. L.P. Eckstein left for Vancouver on  the Tepic Thursday last. She will he away  some weeks.'  Mr. Coleman, Chinese Missionary, returned  Friday to his home in Vancouver, after a  week's stay here.  Officer Scharschmidt when last heard from  was in Victoria, but whether he is still an  officer we cannot say.  Mr. W. J. Jeffree, representing J. A.  Lawrence, wholesale confectioner, , Victoria,  was in town last week.  Mi3s Webster, teacher, returned with a  second class B certificate. She is in charge  of division 3. Union school.  Owen Grant and Jaunea Lewis, did not  get off on the northern boat, and it is said  will try some other "whereabouts."  Mi3s Bullman of Victoria, who has been  a guest of Mrs. R.H. Eunis, left for Englishman's River Friday morning.  Mr. Sam Davis returned by last steamer.  He hnd no notion of leaving his prosperous  business for anything they had to offer on  the YukoD,  Mis3 Bennett, teacher, Vancouver, who  has been spending her vacation at Hornby  Island, came up Wednesday, as a guest of  hor brother, the Principal of the schools  her-;.  Mr. iiohix Fraser learned enough about  the frozen north, the terrors of Chilcoot  Pas3, c/r-d the new mining regulations to  convince him that it would be a mistake to  go, so he returned.  ���������Wedding   presents.    See  the   stock  (new) of silverware at Leiser's.  Accidental Death.  On Saturday, at 3 p. m. as Cheu Kwon  guen and two others were coming out of iS"o.  4 slope they met some empties coming down  In some way Cheu was caught by the incoming cars and run over, badly crushing  him. He died about 8 o'clock Saturday evening,  LOCALS  Mr. arid Mrs. Ii. Kenny are camping this  week on Oyster River.  There %vas a very pleasant whist party at  at the residence of Mr. Charles \Vatsou, on  Monday night of last week.  For the comfort of those; attending the  entertainment Thursday eveuir.g, the building will be rendered as cool as possible.    '  Mr. Harry Watson when last, heard from  was at Nelson. He left before the Yukon  excitement. , The Kootenay region ia not in  it now. ' r'  , The "Shield of the Sword" wUI rebound  with wonderful musical effects next Thursday evening. Not to hear it will be a distinct loss.   .",''.  Four prizes in- the gre&fc Literary Tourna-  meut, go to the Valley. Comox should be  s-troutfly represented .ie;:t Thursday at -the  couoerr at the Presbyterian Church.  It is predicted that Prof. Blake well, will  be the first mayor of Cumberland. lie is a  liberal nifin and offers to give a weekly banquet, to enable the official machine to run  harmoniously:  The musical treat provided for , Thursday  evening at .Presbytersan Church. Union,  promises to be unusually ripe. '"'The Damascus Triumphal 'March"���������-thirty voices���������,  will be the closing .piece. Admission free. c  Collection taken 'to; defray expenses of eon-  cert. ' Prizes in '.literary Tournament award'-.  ed.     '.    ,, ��������� '':   "\.; ',"���������.���������/ '"���������;���������  The Bob Grant party obtained their out-  fib of J. Pv. Johnson & Co., Nanaimo. They  will go through to Klondike if they -break a  trace. It is said.they have a patent spring  machine to raise themselves over the Chilcoot Pass, and an air brake contrivance  whereby their boats will glide slowly and  safely through the rapids. ,  COMOX ITSMS.  Mrs. Geo. Leighton returned Wednesday.  Dr. Millard i3 still in the Hospital in Vio-  toria, but is reported as improving.  Mrs. (Dr.) Beadnell of Denman Island  came over Wednesday.  , An   American   man-of-war    passed    up  Thursday on its way to Behring Sea.   ,  The Church of England picnic at McOutcb  on's Point Thursday, was a very pleasant  affair.  Mr.-McDonald of Black Creek left- for  Victoria Friday. ���������  ;      , ���������       .  Mi3a Willemar left last week for Victoria  to attend the high school there.  Miss'Dingwall has gone to Nanaimo to attend the high school there.  Miss Oathcart returned on last steamer to-  take charge of   hor   school,    Monday.    She  has a second clays B cert;float'*.  The Presbyterian Sunrl'iy FJcliocl of Sand-'  wick hold an enjoyable picnic at MoCutch-  oh's Point, Friday.-  There M*as, a smaii fire at the.house of Mr.  F. Chi!d������--Finl!Ay.!E;Ji;at.---ou,:Thi:r,:days,  which .caused'Mr. Child v><> reuiov.e- hi:-) house  over, to ���������the'roaoj.j'i.v'i.iy froiv, *;VhV,'barns.,  WALKER,,���������A*; Union, Ai^. 4th, the   wife  .'"'������������������,���������   ,; of Mr. Gep'r,i*C! Walker,, of'a daughter,-  '  ..������������������THE".'qKOII*t"PiONIC..-..:'. .  The Presbyterian choir wiih several of  their friends, to the number of.35 picmc-  ed on Thursday:at the. kind invitation.of  Mr. and Mrs. Robb on the beautiful lawn  of Bay farm, where under, the shade of  the trees, and amid a profusion of flowers  a most delightful day was spent.  The start was made from the church at  10 o'clock, and the party drove down  leisurely along', reaching their destination  abo,-t noon, when a warm welcome awaited everyone. A most excellent dinner  was served, on the lawn by Mrs Robb, after -which boats were provided, and all  went out on the water, returning in time  ;for lunch;'and remaining awhile for some  games on,the green.  "All aboard I������ was called at 8 o'clock,  and after three hearty cheers for Mr. and  Mrs., Robb the party turned homewards,  arriving at Union at 10 o'clock, when  three ringing cheers were given for Mr  Wm. Mitchell, who most generously furnished the teams, for the occasion. Every one came home tired but delighted  withthe day's enjoyment.  ': FLEAS ANT -OUTING-.  A very pleasant outing and picnic was  had at Grant & Mounce's farm about a  mile and a half out of. town. The; party  consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Mounce, and  Rev. and Mrs. Hicks, and children of tha  two families and guests of Mrs. Mounce.'  The day was perfect, and the farm  embowered in the forest, with its hay,  grain, vegetables, fruit and flowers, an  almost ideal place to spend a warm summer dav.  AUGUST THE TWELFTH,  ENTERTAINMENT AUG.   12th.  E������H ?*Ki  ��������������� ������ ��������� _L   \^,-j- .A. v     'Ox"L j j X j % ��������� ���������  Cojisistipg of Cows,   Heifers,  Cab  C.T.,  Bulls,   all    a    No.    i  stock 6f.the',best Strains, and  registered in A. j. C. C: also  Berkshire Swine from  .; j nipgi^te:d B!:0ck.  and -Italian   Bees,   prices   low.  Address: J. 8. SfvliTh  ..-'. Gipvervv*ork   Farm ...  GHILL1WACK, B,C,  Espimalt & laiiaimo By.  Time   Table   No.    28,  To take effect at 8 a.m.   on Monday Mar  29th 1897.    Trains run on Puciric  Standard time.  GOING NORTH���������Read DOWN.   I Daily. 1 Sund'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. i\r. | r. m.  Wellington   |   S.(J0   |    1.00  A.r. "Nuiuiinio  |   11.18 1    7.25  Ar.  NVollinctou  |   12.13 |    7.45  GOING  SOUTH���������Read up.  7'   A  W    I    i>M:"  I jJnily. 1 Sat &  Snn'l'v.  Av. Ticroria 1    12.M I    S.00  ov. Nannsnio for Vi'-iorln. ������������������   |   Ji.il)    |    -1.33  Lv,  'A\.'l!)ikgLon tor Victoria   |   S.J.*j    j    a.15  Per rtitoB and infoj-mfttion nppiy   at Com-  pimy'd ollicos,  )  A. DUNSMUIR, JOSEPH HUNTER.  President. Gea'l Supt  IT. K. PRIOR,     ,  Gen. 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