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Array l*'������acc3������sgCTrTOr.ft3iCBS^  NO.    248;UNIONL COMOX    DISTRICT,  B, C,    TUESDAY;  AUG.,  17th, 1897. $2.00 PER    ANNUM.  Union Meat Market  For the choicest meats we are head quarters.  If you have riot tried pur noted sausages^  bologna and head cheese, you should do  so at once. " F resh vegetables, eggs and  butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPrNG SUPPLIES.  PRI Z������   CONTEST  ENTERTAINMENT.  I o 1 s_c_M:oisr :l:e_is:e_:r,  gggg@g^:-_~-2_2S-^g@@_^3S^^  l������&&. &*^J&������&&&&Ss  ^s^^^^oijj^^-i^^s^^g^^i^^?!^*  E  Tt]_ Undersigned having Purchased  business here, beg to inform the public that    they are prepared to   supply  PureMgs & Druggist Suadrie  s  as cheaply as they  can be procured from any house in  . British Columbia.    A full line of    .*-������****.  Patent Medicil^es  always kept on hand. >  We, are desirous, particularly, of calling  your    attention  to our complete stock of  Stationery and Befool Books  In this line we will sell as cheaply as any house in  Union.  PRESCRIPTIONS &. FAMILY RECEIPTS  CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED   A. H. PEACEY & CO. UNION.  UNION SHIPPING.  On the 12th steamer Ojcar took on 22  tons for fuel.  The Tees on the 12th took 37 tons of fuel.  The steamer Maude took on the 12th 143  tons of fael for fhe C. P. N. Co,  Victoria  On the 12th the steamer Eliza Anderson  stopped on. her way to Dawson City for 41  tons of coal for fuel.  On the 14th the tug Tepic left with 237 tons  of coal for the Cauadian Pacific railway and  190 tons of coke for  Trail.  On the 14th the Thistle left for Victoria  with 23*3 tons of coal for the C. P. N.   Oo.  On the 16th the Bristol left for Dyaa to  ���������275 tons ooal for fael.  The GUory of the Seas   leaves   this week.  The Albert Meyer is due from San Francisco to load for Honolulu.  UNION BAY NOTES  The ground has been broken for another  100 coke ovens, 50 of which will be built as  speedily as practicable.  All the steamers enroute for the Yukon  stop here to coal. This in addition to the  usual shipping  makes things  pretty lively-  The U. C. Co. is erecting a building wcih  will be used for a school for the present  W.  H. JENKINSON.  PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER AND  JEWELER, UNION, B. C. Jewelry made  to order, and Precious Stones set. Note  prices : Cleans Watches thoroughly for 75c.  New Main Spring, 75c. Balance and Pallet  Staffs, $1.25. Guarantees all work for 12  months. Practical experience of over 25  years,  "T&IE NEWS PRIZE CONTEST,"  concert on Thursday of last week, was  without one dissenting voice a pronounced success. The program was of  rare excellence, and the audience a large  and sympathetic one.  Our neighbors and friends from Comox,  Courtenay, and Sandwick, proved their  kind ; appreciation of the treat prepared  for ihem, by coming in large numbers.  , The fine choir composed of Union's  best vocalists, under Rev. Mr. Hicks and  Mrs. Ed McKim's training were a most  attractive feature of the evening's program. The fact that'Mr.-Logan, who had  r, been an active and zealous supporter of  the Prize Competition���������would appear in  , Union for the last time during his pastorate , here, helped to. fill the spacious  Presbyterian Church.  Quite early the pews were "filled;  ; benches were brought from the basement  placed in the aisles, and ihe rear of the  building for che accomodation of the late  comers'; who swelled/the number and  formed ihe largest audience ever gathered in Union.  Rev. Mr. Logan as chairman mada.the  opening address giving the history of the  Prize Competition^ originated by the  editor of the News, seconded and supported by Mr. Logan. ���������'���������:.'"���������  The first number on the program was a  "Glee" by the choir which was a very  pretty thing well sung.  Mr; Whitney, editor of the News, then  made an address "of sonie length explaining why he had offered the prizes, how  Mr. Logan had helped the scheme along,  '. by Vofiering' second :prize fancli zealous  support^ ��������� explamedihow .necessary is proper mentril training in 'early youth, and  argued L there' is * no more '"���������.commendable  method thaivliieraiy'composition, a competition in which, demands industry, continuity of thought, study of style and  words; he then announced Miss Dora  Craw'ord���������C o tir't en a y���������winner of first  prize, given by the News.  Rev. Mr. Logan presented to Miss  Flora McDonald the second prize, given  by himseil.  A very pleasing sclo by Mrs. Danger-  field followed.  Mr. Bennett, Principal of Union school  made an interesting talk and presented  the third prize to Miss Ellen Tarbell of Union, the prize given by Mr.T.D. McLean.  A solo by Mr. AUsop was much enjoyed by his, hearers.  Rev. Mr. Tait next delivered an  address containing much valuable advice  and expressed his approbation of the  News' prize competition scheme.  The quartette which followed composed  of Mrs. Parker, Miss Dimmick, Rev. Mr.  Hicks, and Mr. Parker, was a good  selection.  Mr. Landells, teacher at Courtenay  announced how surprised he had been to  find his name down on the program for a  speech, in lieu of which he read some very  humorous extracts from compositions by  reliable and delighting -mall boys. Mr.  Landells announced the fourth prize  given by the News, had been awarded to  Miss Rose Milligan.  Mr. Hicks' solo followed; he was so  kind as to respond to an encore.  Mr. Hallid.iy's name, teacher at Grantham, was last en the program and he  left his hearers in a very good humor after  reading some really good rhymes, written  by some of his pupils. He presented the  fifth News prize to Miss May Milligan.  The Damascus Triumphal March  was then sung. Mrs. McKim, pianist,  Mr. Will Roy, cornetist , and Dr. West-  wood, violinist, weie the accompanists.  The rendition of this really difficult  and beautiful creation, was a surprise  to most, I think, and justified  the encore which followed in response to  a storm of applause.  To Mi. H-cks great credit is due. Mis.  Ed McKim, who has practiced with the  choir, and with each member individually  for weeks deserves particular mention  and thanks, for without her capable  assistance the piece could not have been  given.  In conclusion Mr. Whitney acknowledged with appreciative thanks his obligations to: First Mr. Logan, Mr. Hicks,  Mrs.  McKim, the   speakers, the large  MePhee &  general Merchants and Butchers,  UNION and COURTENY, -       -       - B.  choir, that had so kindly and untiringly  assisted to make the concert a success.  And I think it is pardonable if a feeling  of grateful and gratified pride pervades  The News Office, when the kindness  shown by the District in turning out en  masse t������ the Concert is recalled.  Reine.  ���������Wedding presents: See the stock  (new) of silverware at Leiser's.  foatest by ^ire  /Mail for Dawson. ���������/T.   '."  Victoria,  Aug. 14th.���������The   Northwest  mounted   police,   who  leave for .Yukon  to- morrow, will take the mail for Dawson  City and Forty Mile. .,' ','"'������������������'������������������'���������  A large amount of feed has been sent  from here to Dyea for the pack horses.  One Victoria company is sending 54  horses. They have contracted.; to pack  150,000 pounds across the "divide" The  city is full"of' men, including several  correspondents, who are going north on  the steamers Islanler and Bristol. The  steamer Bristol leaves for Dyea to-day  with 300 or 400 passengers and a~ much  freight as she can carry.  ���������.::.--':   Wants A'Share of Trade  Vancouver, Aug. 14th.���������The Board of  .Trade is very wrathy at the C.P.N.C.p.,  for not allowing their Dyea, steamer to  ���������call <>here: ,They have passed ���������/������������������several  ���������indignant' resolutions, and are arranging  with the Union Steamship Co., to put on  better steamers for the direct trade with  the Yukon." '.-.'*. ,  New Gold Fields South./:  ���������'New Orleans, Aug. 14th.���������New gold  fields have been discovered 75. miles in  tlie Tropics. Reports have come to this  city that big finds of gold have been found  in Nicaragua and steamers from that  section have been bringing the dust to  prove it.   ' .  YutcoiriTE Drowned.  Nanaimo, Aug. 14th.���������Word has been  received from Seattle to the effect that  Thos. Wall, of Nanaimo, was drowned  while trying to swim a stream on a horse  at Skaguay on his way to Yukon,  Destructive Hail Storm.  Winnipeg, Aug. 14th.���������A very heavy  and distructivehail and rain storm passed  over Manitoba last night doing serious  damage to buildings and crops.  SCHARSCHMIDT   GONE.  Victoria, 14th.���������P. Scharschmidt is  among the passenger lis' of the steamer  Bristol, scheduled to leave Victoria today  for Yukon  Royalty to be Collected.  t Ottawa, Aug. 14th.���������Mr. Sifton Minister of Interior says there is no truth  in the report that ihe government has  decided to abandon the proposal to collect  a royalty of 10 and 20 per cent on the  out-put of the Yukon placer mines.  Liberal Customs Arrangmknt.  The Custom Department has decided  to allow every miner bound for the  Klondike to take in free of duty one  hundred pounds of provisions, miners  blankets, the clothing in use and cooking  utensils.  Overland Trail Over-crowded.  Nanaimo, Aug. 14th.���������The steamer  Islander arrived at Dyea o.k., and returned yesterday. She reports a great influx  of miners at Dyea, who cannot get  through until spring. They say the  miners are discouraged, as they cannot  get to the summit before the snow falls.  There are almost 400 horses and 70 men  on the trail and Indians. You can't ge  anybody to pack. The miHers are  offering $30.8)0 per hundred to pack over  to the lakes.  Aug. 10th.���������The steamer Mexico ran  on a rock after leaving Dyea just as it  reached Dickson entrance, and sunk in  50 fathoms of water. All passengers  transferred to the Topeka.  Army of Endeavorers.  Topeka, Kan.'Aug. ,14th.-���������Five  trains  of 47 cars carrying 1,900 Christain Endeavorers,   returning   from   San  Francisco,  have reached here.        >,  Plumbing is now on at Anderson's Metal  Works. Give him a call, aud he will show  you what he can do, and more too !  UNION BOYS OFF  FOR KLONDIKE.  Sunday. Aug. 15th, at 7,p. m. the steamer Bristol, with 300 passengers .and 400 horses arrived at Union Wharf. Among the  passengers were F.Vatery late of Union, aud  Dr^ P. Scharschmidt who is going into the  Yukon country for "Victoria Colonist" and  an eastern paper, He will alsoact as special correspondent for The News. He expects to reach Dawson City in thirty days.  Wm. Dalby, father of Dr. Dalby and Frauk  Dalby of this town, is taking up on the  Bristol 54 horses and will superintend a  .pack train from Skaguay  to Taglish Lake.  A steamer will leave Victoria to-day  (Tuesday) loaded;, with passengers aud  freight* wilLprobably call at  Union  wharf,  NEWS PHIZE CONTEST.  The gathering last Thursday   evening   to  witness the presentation of   prizes   to   the  young pupils who had furnished meritorious  articles on Union and ComoxV -in . competition, wus the largest  ever   known   in   this"  'district, and   the   most   enthusiastic.    The  out-pouring of the   people   showed   unmistakably the interest felt, and each presentation  evoked: demonstrations ���������.of ' applause.  The occasion'was rendered further   memorable by an entertainment every way worthy  of is.    Tlie News return's thanks to the public for its cordial and generous expression of  approval, aud to each and all   who   assisted  to make the entertainment   so   remarkably  successful; especially would   it   express   its  thanks to Rev. Mr Hicks, who took' charge  of the musical program, and   to   Mrs.    E I.  MuKitn, pianist, whose services were  invaluable.    In   these   acknowledgements   Rev.  Mr. Logan, who has stood staunchly by the  News as a promoter of the competition   and  concert, heartily joius.  Those who took part as speakers. Thursday evening, in addition to the promoters,  were Rev. A. Tait, Mr. J. B. Bennett,.  Principal of Union School, Mr. J. A. Halli-  day, teacher of Grantham School, and Mr.  Landeds, teacher ot Courtenay School.  The following appeared in the musical  program : Mrs. Dangerfield, Mrs. Dee, Mrs.  Parker, Mrs. ��������� Hicks, Mrs. Moore, Mrs.  O'Brien, Miss Meczie, . Mis3 MeArfcher,  Mis3 Nicoli, Miss Bertram, Miss Niokerson,  Miss Grant, Miss Rachel Daniels, Miss  Annie James, and Miss Nellie Miller���������sopranos; Miss Dimmick, Mis3 Mary Hal-  crow, and Miss Bennie���������altos; W. AUsop,  J. B. McLaan, and T. Green���������tenors; A. J.  Brown, T. Dickinson, E. Parker, and . R.  Strang���������bassos; H Roy, cornet; Dr. John  Westwood, violinist; Mr3. Ed. McKim,  pianist; and Rev. W. Hicks, director.  PRIZE CO_TCE_lT COLLECTION.  The collection at the concert; Thursday,  amounted to ������25 75, exp'.:nsea !?������ 50. The  balance was divided equally between Rev.  Mr. Logan and Rev. Mr. Hicks, iu accordance with the announcement made before  the collection was taken.  ���������������������������?.!���������,%  CiOiii lYiOtii..,';.. L'ulU'tV'.iiT.?.��������� ^'.ir..  A Pure Grcpe Cream of Tartar Powder.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD, p  "t-5 -/���������**-- =-c?-'  t-sszzsxs^?^^  ^iiH^Sun���������n*i.  *gztt������������Z&.r&izt^^^^x^w  ^W%%\%\3x\ \Q  *������ *  .$;-.$-..*;.. *���������;-:%'  #.: ,   i'i  'Subscribers who do not receive their rwp'r ree:;  olarly will please notify us at once.  Apply at the office for advertising: rates.  THE KEWS.  UNION-.' B. C.  :. -V."  ���������   ��������� ���������   ->Y  Cyclists In  v.  the  The  Week's Commercial Summary.  Toronto  In London there are sales   of  3% per cent, debentures at 103.    '"-���������  The net gold balance of tbe United  States Treasury is about $151,500,000.  Money continues to rule easy, the rate  for call loans ,at Toronto being 4K per  cent, and at Montreal 4 per cent.  Canadian Pacific has been in a little  better demand since the publication of  the favorable statement.for February.   .  The stocks'of wheat at Port Arthur  and Fort Wliliam are now 2,901,800  bushels as compared with 3,445,616 bushels a year ago.  The directors of the American Bell  Telephone Company have decided to increase the capital stock 10 per cent, or an  increase of $2,365,000 to $26,015,000.  The world's visible supply, of -wheat  decreased 5,000,000 bushels last week.  The visible supply in Canada and the  United States is now the smallest since  September, 1895.  Numerous large orders for boots and  shoes have been received by manufacturers who were willing to take rather less  than others have demanded. Those who  adhere to advances recently asked, are in  general getting comparatively little business, though many sold weeks ago enough  of women's grain and women's light  shoes-to keep shops busy for some time  to come. Recent contracts for boots, one  for 25,000 cases, and for large quantities  of brogans and buff shoes, will prevent  the closing of important shops, but the  business done in the aggregate is much  below the average. The shipments begin  to fall below the maximum, and for  three weeks have been) 235,475 cases  against 242,928 in 1S95, and 246,016 in  1893, but are still above those of the corresponding weeks in other years.���������Dun's  Review.  The   rigid   enforcement   of   the alien  labor laws in the United States may not  prove an unmixed evil   for   Canada.    It  will, in   a   measure,   put a stop  to   the  large emigration that has steadily flowed  for years past to that country   from this,  and which was largely composed   of   the  best and   hardiest   of   our   young  men.  They will be compelled to   stay at home  now and   devote   their   energies   to   the  building up of their own country, and in  this connection   it   will   be   the duty of  those who are wealthy   and   in positions  to dp so to do all in their   power to lend  a helping hand.    There   has   been a lack  of patriotic feeling in Canada in the past  and it is high   time   that we awoke to a  true realization of the greatness,   magnitude and richness of the laud  that is our  heritage.  It ought to be our greatest aim  and   endeavor   to   retain     the   splendid  manhood we have for the   upbuilding  of  a great nation.    Never in   the  history of  Canada has the   trend   of events pointed  so strongly to   the   harmonious   coming  together of the different nationalities that  our population   is composed of,   showing  that the spirit of patriotism is beginning  to assert itself, that-   we  can show to the  world, we can take care of ourselves  both  politically and commercially.    It   is   the  people who inhabit a country   that make  it, thus it behooves us to keep our young  men at home, and   to   do   it   effectually  they must be encouraged   and   helped by  every legitimate means possible to earn a  living and   make   their   homes   in their  own country.  S/reets of Cairo.  A correspondent of one of the English  lycling   papers,   writing   from   Egypt,  Kays of the increased use of  the bicycle  in the land of the Pharaohs: "Machines  are ridden in all   directions.    They are  also seen dotted   about everywhere, and  piles of them   may  be   continually observed stacked at the  entrances   to  the  principal'hotels.   There are about 2,000  English troops, and, as ifc is the fashion  for bicycles to go wherever the military  sojourn,.  Britons have made it particularly lively  for   the  dusky denizens on  ���������the banks of old Father Nile.  There aro  many good riders, sqme indifferent ones  and a few atrociously  bad, these latter  mostly consisting of  natives, who look  decidedly uncomfortable astride a pair  of wheels.    At   the citadel barracks the  sergeant- have 13  machines, and at the  large barracks close to the Nile  bridge  any number of them can be found.    At,  the   Gezirah   palace,   the   magnificent  grounds of which   are   a  dream to Europeans, ladies and  gentlemen  may be  seen cycling ait almost  all hours of the  day and night.   The streets of Cairo are  described   as   being   decidedly  lumpy,  and, with the exception of the way out  to'the pyramids, roads,, as we understand  the   term   are   practically  nonexistent.  Outside the city it is all sand, and a six  inch tire would be a  boon to  ride over  the desert upon.    A large riding school  on   nearly aii'acre  of ground has been  opened and  is  doing  a  thriving business. "  ranean  lands  not  having  crossed  the  Alps.���������Yputh's Companion.  A  NEW   MAN.  Be Remembered.  "I should say I do remember it," sait  the fat man, who was asked if he recalled a certain railroad accident. ."Williams���������you remember him���������was sitting  in the seat ahead of me, and was instantly killed, poor, fellow*! And that  isn't all. He was telling one of tho fun?  niest stories I ever hoard, and, though I  have tried ever since to find what the  end of that story was, I have never been  ��������� ble to run across any one who knew."  ���������������Indianapolis Journal.  As to Boms' I^a.'-t Production.  "Naggus,'' asked Boms, "have you  rnad.Ey latest effort, 'Fables In  Verse?'  "Ih'ave," replied Naggus, "'and', let  me tell you," he added, slapping him  encouragingly on the back, ' 'there's* lots  more triivii t-_.au poetry in it!"-���������Chicago  Tribune.  His Rule.  "Now, boys, when   is  most   appropriate   time  In a I..oiulon Hotel.  The American visitor to London who  stops at a certain hotel in that city finds  many novelties .and- conveniences that  are not known here in America," where  hotels are supposed to have reached the  acme of luxury; It has an American  plan dining room, but only a French  bill of fare. It has ah Indian room,  where an Indian chef, in the costume of  his country, prepares native dishes for  those who desire them.'  In this hotel.each guest is known by  the number of his room instead of his  name, and it is,rather odd to an American to be addressed as "Mr. 960," as  though he were a convict in the penitentiary.  On each floor day and night are to be  found a maid, a valet and a waiter,  who are at your service and have free  access to your rooms. When you come  home at night, if you are a man, you  find your clothes pressed and cleaned  and carefully packed away in a chest of  drawers. If you are a woman, the maid  attends to frills and furbelows as though  she were hired D3ryou especially. Guests  never bother with their keys. The maid  or valet on the floor takes charge of the  key and is ready at any time to open  your door.���������Chicago News.  the  best  and  to  thank  the  Lord?" ���������]'"���������  Np answer. '  c"Whut does your father do when you  sifc down to your meals?" ���������'  Small Voice���������-Cuss the cook.���������Brooklyn Life.  More Sarcasm.  ��������� "According ..to   theosophy,  are now the opposite  of  in former existences.",  "My,   auntie!    What  a  beauty you  must have been!"���������Detroit Free Press.  Julia, we  what wo were  C. G. Chaplin, -'.. *. ������������������Jer, of i;ui-U" ." - lis,  Says He is u.������i' Mun Since U ��������� -:-tlie  Great South'A.m rioau -Nervine-.-H is Testimony is Kudu .f(l by '".'lions:;!.<ls ������!'  Others.  "For years I have been greatly troubled  with nervous debility and affection of the  kidneys.. I believe 1 tried every proprietary medicine under'-Che sun, but none  poemed to give me any relief until T had  tired South American Nervine. To my  "surprise the first bottle gave me great  relief. I have persevered in taking it, and  can say that I have not felt-so ������������������ well for  years. 1 do heartily recommend this great  cure."  A Pennsylvania physician advertises  for .skin grafts from iiffcy ��������� people with  which to supply a woman, from whoso  arm and chest the skin has been entirely  burned off. It 5s noble, but rather hard  to be partially skinned alive for the benefit of others.  ,.'   True to His Training-.  She���������O, that dog!  He���������What's tlie matter with'the brute?  She���������Papa has taught.him to set up a  howl at 10 o'clock and lie keeps right at  it till all the lights are but.  Bank of "England -Notes. .'  Bank of England notes are made from  new white linen cuttings���������-never from  anything that has been worn. So carefully  is the paper prepared that even the number of dips into the pulp made by eaoh  workman is registered on a dial by ma-  ohinei'y.' ' ,-'..' ���������;'   ' i  CE-YJLO-V   TEA,  By all Grocer.-*, 25c, 40c,"5Cc and 00c.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������**������������������������������  The  Unlucky One.  married  to  spite  somebody, I  "She  believe.  '' Whom���������do you know?' '  "I don't know, but  it looks  as  Was her husband."���������Harlem Life.  if it  TJie Point.  Old Mr. Million'(passionately)-  Gushly, if you were my  wife, I  die happy. ������  Miss Gushly (calmly)���������Possibly.  ������������������Would,you?���������Philadelphia Press.  -Miss  could  But  Here and There.  The price of a camel varies in Arabia  from ������15 to ������1,000.  The cost of a patent in Germany is  $100, which includes the taxes for six  years.  Prizes or no prizes, women will continue to play whist. As for knowing  trumps that's another matter.  A bill has beeu introduced into Oklahoma legislature to forbid a man marrying his mother-in-law. But if ever a man  should be convicted of violating such a  law, he will doubtless be judged   insane.  The grandfather of the present emperor of Germany took command of the  whole army, which beat the French, at  the ago of sevonty-three. William II.  has often found himself.unable to com  mand himself.  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   tlie   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 exorts 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 tranquiliziug the nerves,  disposes to sound  and refreshing   sleep���������  imparts vigor 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., aud 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 tlie  usual  rate,  and, gauged by the  opinion of   scientists,  this wine approaches nearest perfection of  any in the market.    All druggists sell it.  Crude Rubber.  This remarkable, substance is obtained  from the milky juice of certain trees and  different varieties   of  climbers.    South  America is the principal source of   supply, Brazil, of  the many states producing it, leading in quantity and quality  and having in its great forests sufficient  to meet twice the wants of  the world.  The  best  is  Para���������fine,   medium  and  sernamby���������from the great basin of the  Amazon, where more than 80,000 serin-  gueiros (gatherers) are engaged in the  dry season   in   collecting  gum.    White  Para, "virgin sheets," a new variety in  three grades, comes from Matto Grosso.  Since  its  importance  first  began to be  felt this gum has exerted an increasing  influence upon the spread of civilization,  especially along the Amazon'and   Orinoco and their tributaries and the great  streams which pour out from the interior of the dark continent.  Para, formerly  an insignificant village, has grown to be  a city of 100,000 inhabitants, with modern features, and Manaos, up the river,  is fast following it.  India rubber is the  mainstay   of    the    northern   Brazilian  states,   Bolivia    and    eastern   Peru.���������  Clarke    Dooley  in     Popular    Science  Monthly.  "Novel Will Contest.  A young widow in France, whose  husband left her all his property on condition that she should forfeit the whole,  except dower, if she married again, was  inclined to contract a new marriage,  and prudently went to the local court tc  see if there were aro* escape. It upheld  the will, but a higher court to which  the question was taken then reversed  the decision on novel grounds. The  judges there said that celibacy, being  contrary to nature, was something which  no man, alive or dead, had a right to  impose, and that such an act, particu-  lary in a country like France, where  the population is stationary or waning,  was contrary to public policy. Upon  this the widow nuuTicd, but it seems  that she was too hasty after all, for relatives carried the case up to the supreme  court, which ungallautly reaffirmed the  original opinion.  His "Love.  My love's, not "liko a red, red rose,"  For she ia sweet enough to eat.  When son;*- of lier-I would compose,  The fruits afford the figures meet.  Her cheeks with those of peaches vie.  What can her lips but cherries be?  She's just the apple of my eye  And does nat care a fig for me.    ��������� ���������?  ���������Truth.  FROM AGONY TO JOY.  Acute  Suffering's Froin  AcittnRheumatic  :> Ailment   Kulieved   liy   .soulli   Ame  ican  Rheumatic  Cure When   Hope Usui Well-  ISiRrb    Ooii'o.���������Mrs.    W.  Ferris,- Wile  of ji  IV ell-Known   lUanutiiclnrci-   <il"   Oloncoe,  Cheerfully Tells llie .>tory of Her Cure.  "I was for years a great   sufferer from  rheumatic affection in my ankles, and at  times was so bad that I could   not walk.  1 trUd every known remedy   and treated  with best physicians   for   years,    but   no  permanent relief.    Although   my confidence in remedies was about   exhausted, I  w.-.s   induced   to   try   South   American  Rheumatic Cure.    I purchased a    bottle.  The very first dose   gave   me   relief, and  after taking two bottles all pain had vanished and there has been no return   of it.  I   do   cheerfully   recommend   this great  remedy." ������  ������������������ You need not cough all night aud disturb your friends '; there is no occasion for  ���������you running the risk of 'contracting'-inflammation of the lungs or consumption,  while you can get Bickle's''Anti-Consumptive Syrup". This medicine cures  coughs, colds, inflammation of the lungs  and all'throat and chest troubles. It promotes a free and easy expectoration, which  immediately relieves the throat and lungs  from viscid phlegm.  ��������� DEAFNESS .CANNOT -BE- CURED  byjocal applications as they cannot reach the  diseased portion of the ear. There is only one  way to cure deafness, and that is "by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed condition of the mucous lining- of the  F.ustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed  you have a rumbUiiK sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely closed, Deafness is  the result, and unless Ihe inthunmation can be  taken out and this tube restored, to its normal  condition, hearinj,' will he destroyed forever;  nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh,  which is nothing,1-ut.an lnliamed condition of  t he mucous surfaces.  We will g-ive One Hundred Dollars for any  case or Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot  be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.  F. J. CHF.NKy & CO., Toledo, O.  XSTSold by Drngyists, 7.'><-.  ii  GOLD MINES"  Get  You  in on  tlie Ground Floor if  Want to Make Money.  A. limited number of promoters'shares in a  first-class company for sale. Pi-omoters' profits  are large and they are sure;- Agents wanted  Standard stocks at lowest rates. ������   ,-.  >-  FL.    S.   WRIGHT   &    CO.,  '   99 BAY STREET. TORONTO.  AGENTS-" VTCTORTA SIXTY YEARS A  Queen"���������ihe hook of the year ; is colng to sell;  defies coinpetitii n: over loo illustrations; eler  Rant-bindings: popular nr-ces : outfit only Mc-;  write quick.-   G. M. K< >SE & SONS.  Toronto.  Assessment Svslcm  Mutual Principle.  "Vi'hen a great soul is reincarnated,"  says Anne Besant, "it enters into a body  of sonic young person whose earthly existence would terminate about the same  time." It means, in brief, a hold-up on  the brink of eternity.  NO AVAIL.  Adam Soper, of Kink's Falls. Found All  Remedies for Kidney Disease of >'<> Avail  Until Me Used-South American Kidney  Citn ���������To-day He is a Well Man and Gives  l ho Credit Where it is'Due.  "For a long time I have been a great  sufferer from disease of the kidneys. The  pains I suffered were the severest. I had  tired all kinds of remedies, but all to no  avail. I was persuaded to try South  American Kidney Cure. Have taken half  a dozen bottles, nnd I can confidently  say that to-day I am a cured man, aud  can highly recommend this great medicine, to all sufferers from kidney trouble."  The average time ifc takes a letter to  reach-'Shanghai, China, from London, is  thirtv-threu and a half days.  Differences of Opinion regarding the  popular internal and external remedy,  l)r. Thomas' Eciectric Oil���������do not, so fat-  as known, exist. The testimony is positive aud concurrent that the article relieves physical pain, cures lameness,  checks a cough, is an excellent remedy  for pains and rheumatic complaints, and  it has no nauseating or .other unpleasant  effect when taken internally.  MUTUAL RESERVE FUND  LIFE ASSOCIATION.  (IN COR I'd! A TED)  Fkedkrick. A. Bukxiiam, President.  305, 307, 309  Broadway,   New  York   City.  Sixteenth Annual Statement.  Covering Year End ing Decern ber 31st, 1896.  INCREASES.  In Cash Income. '..'...-... .$..   2S.*3,195 41  In Invested Assets        273,059 i'S  In Net Surplus        447,420 (34  In New Business Received... 15,142,102 00  In Business iu force  16.366,690 00  In Number of Policies in force 12,571  New Busines Received.-S S4,107.997 00  New Business Written..    73,026,330 00  Total Business in Force.   325,026,06100  DECREASES.  In Expenses of .Management ������163,341 13  In Total Disbursements.-..;.... 269.691 52  In Liabilities  349.642 36  Death Claims paid in 1896. .������ 3,9(57,083 94  Death   Claims   paid since  Organization  2S,S2o,6G5 66  A   Total   Membership   of   US,449   Interested.  A. R. McNTCHOL, Manager for Manitoba,  British Columbia and North-West Territories,  Mclntvre Block. Wiimipcfr, Man.; D. Z. BESSETTE. Manager for Quebec. IS Place d'Amies,  Montreal, Que.: W. J. MUBRAi', Manager  for Nova Seotia, Halifax. N. S.  YV. J. McMUBTHY, Manager for Ontario,  Freehold Loan Building. Toronto, Out.  Prehistoric Dogs.  A Swiss naturalist has recently presented to the Helvetian Society of Natural Science the results of a study of  the remains of dogs found among the  ancient lake dwellings of Switzerland,  .the earliest of which date from the age  of stone. He finds that three different  races of dogs existed there at that time,  one of which resembled the Siberian  sledge dog of today. Later, when the  age of bronze dawned upon the Alps,  two new species appeared, one being a  shepherd dog and the other a hunting  dog. All of these dogs were of northern  origin, the canine types of the Mediter-  Too Much for tlie Dn't.  "Chappy, how in the world do you get  by that savage bulldog when you call at  Miss Bullion's!"'  "Blow cigawctte smoke in his face."  40 RED-COATS  Put to route an Army of Formidable  Trespassers.  Constipation, Dizziness, Pain underthe  Shoulder BladeH, Sick Headaohe.'De-  pressed. Feelinjr,  Bloating- After  Eating:, Debility and. Insomnia result from an  Inactive   Liver.  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ST,  i *  UNIQUE;, CEEEMOMES.:  DISTRIBUTING THE "ROYAL MAUNDY"  TO THE POOR'IN ENGLAND.  His Holiness the Pope Still "Washes the  Feet of Twelve Poor Old Men���������Solemn  Observance of "Eastertide at the Vatican.  A Touching Ceremony.  Nowhero is Easter celebrated with more  (pomp and ceremony than at the various  ' (ourts.of the old world, even the Protestant rulers retaining many of the quaint  observances that ��������� originated in medhcvnl  times with tho fathers of the Roman Catholic church. Thus in .England the old custom'of distributing to the poor what is  known as the "royal maundy" takes  place in Westminster abbey on each Thursday of holy week, on which day tho bill-  cial celebration of Eastertide may be said  to begin.all Over'Europe. ' Royal pageants  of hundreds of years ago are:dimly suggested when the bishop of Winchester,  chyl in his episcopal robes and acting in  his capacity of lord high almoner to the  queen, attended' by tho dean of Westmin-.  ster, as well tis by tho chapter and thc  choir of,the abbey, and escorted by a company of yeomen of the guard in their  quaint costumes of the reign of King Henry VIII, ..-marches-' up the nave and enters  the choir of the grand old fane. Seated  In rows on cither sidoaro tho persons cho-  rsen as recipients for the royal,bounty. As  Boon as divine service is over and the anti-  ��������� rii.y'������vu  tion of the cross, the chaplain approaches  the kneeling sovereign with a gold salver,  on which,are full arid free,,pardons for  three prisoners lying under the sentence of  death, and pronounces these words: ''Mai"  am, does your majesty grant her pardo::  to these criminals lying under sentence of  death?" -  , The queen thereupon touches the papers  lightly with her hand and repeats the traditional words, "Yo os per done, yasi Dies  me perdone" (May God pardon me, as, 1  pardon them). , EX-Diplomatist.  A EOT AL ALMSGIVING AT WESTMINSTER. '  phon, commencing with the command  of Christ to his disciples, "Mandatum novum da yobis," has been chanted; by the  choir, the distribution of the alms by the  lord high' almoner takes place. .The alms  In question amount to ahout $20 for every  man and ������21 for every woman, in new silver and gold money. specially coined. by  the mint for the occasion, and are contained in red and white kid purses, to  which long tassels are attached. They are  borne oh a huge gold salver by one of- the  sergeants :of the yeomen of the'guard, who  Is flanked on either side by comrades armed  c-vvith halberds. The lord high almoner  himself is assisted by several gentlemen  ushers Of the queen, arrayed ��������� in gorgeous  gold embroidered court uniforms and with  scarfs of linen tied across their shoulders,  emblematical of the towels used in tlie  days when tho British sovereigns used still  to wash on this par''cular day the feet of  12 poor men and 12'].oor women.  This custom of washing the feet of the  poor, on Holy Thursday is still adhered to  at the courts of Vienna, Madrid, Lisbon,  Munich and the Vatican. It is a very solemn function, and while it is in progress  one of the prelates in attendance reads  that portion of the gospel which describes  Christ as washing the feet of his apostles.  At Vienna and Munich, Madrid and Lisbon, tbe sovereign is attended on tbeso occasions by the members of the reigning  family, by the great dignitaries of the  realm, and by the entire court in full uniform. Princes and princesses remove thc  shoes and stockings of the old men and;  women, bishops and cardinals hold the  gold ewer and basin respectively, while the  sovereign kneels before each aged pauper  in turn, and after having poured rosewa-  ter over their feet dries them with a gold  fringed napkin. Afterward the old people  are entertained at a banquet, at which  they are waited upon by the sovereign and  by the princes aud princesses present, and  at its close the guests are sent to thoir  homes in court carriages, each bearing a  handsome present in money.  The pope, while washing the feet of 12  poor old men���������-which, by thc bye, he docs  In a very conscientious and proper manner  ���������wears a white linen apron over his white  cassock. This apron is sent every year to  the general of the Benedictine order, who  causes it to bo cut up and to be used in  one of the churches of the order for covering thc chalice. His holiness insists on  himself serving the 12 aged paupers at tlie  banquet which follows the ceremony, and  each ono of thorn finds under his plate a  hundred franc bank noto.  But thc most solemn feature of the observation of Eastertide at tho Vatican���������in  my opinion, at any rate���������is when on tho  following night punctually at 12 a cardinal arrayed in his scarlet robes presents  himself and strikes 12 blows on the door  of the private chapel of the pontiff. The  latter thereupon arises from his knees before the altar, and, taking therefrom a  golden crucifix, approaches the window,  which is thrown open by the cardinal, and  makes with a sweeping and majestic gesture the sign of the cross over the slumbering city at his feet, exclaiming "Et reddidit Spiritum. "  This Thursday before Easter is likewise  the day on which Emperor William, with  his nearest and dearest relatives, but with  no attendants of any kind whatsoever, receives the sacrament in the little chapel  which has been established in the bedroom  of old Emperor William. It is very plainly  furnished and lighted by a small silver oil  lamp, and a������ter the imperial chaplain has  administered the holy bread and wine the  Illustrious communicants spend half an  hour in solemn meditation before returning to their apartments.  On Good Friday a remarkable and unique  ceremony takes place in the royal chapel  at Madrid. During the course of divine  service, just at the moment for the adora-  Aji Easter Controversy.  N    THE   history  of, the  Christian  church  there has  never    been    any  difference of opinion   as    to    why  Easter is observed, but there  has  f been a good deal  of controversy as  1 to when it should  be kept.   This was  perhaps    because  Easter  is   one of  the movable feasts  and not fixed- to  one particular day.  like '   Christmas.  Easter day moves  backward or forward according as  the full moo ii next  after. - the   vernal  equi n ox    falls  nearer or farther from the equinox.  ;    In the prayer book of the English church  the following  is  given as  a rule to find  Easter:. "Easter, day  is  always the first  Sunday after the full moon which happens  upon or next after the 21st day of- March,  andif 'the full moon happen upon a  Sunday Easter day is the Sunday after." ','  About the year A.' D. 158 a controversy  arose as to the date of Easter which divided  all- Christendom.     This   difference arose  originally  between the churches of Asia  Minor and the then so called churches of  the.west, -the former insisting  on keeping  Easter the, same day as the; Jews kept  their Passover.    Toward the end of  the  century the dlscussion.,became(.so violent  that Victor, the bishop  of Rome, issued  in apostolic canon decreeing that "if any  bishop,   priest or   deacon  celebrated 'the'!  holy feast   of   Easter before   the vernal  equinox, as the Jews do, let.him be deposed."  In the fourth century matters had gone  to such a length that the Emperor Con-  stantine thought,it his duty to allay the  controversy. So he got: an ecclesiastical  canon passed that Easter 0. should be observed on one and the same day, but the  .controversy continued until A. D. 664,  when Oswy, king of Northumbria, determined to take the matter in'hand and called  a conference, at which he himself presided.  Colman, bishop of Lindisfarne, represented  the British church, while Agilbcrt, bishop,  of Dorchester, headed the Romish party.  After much discission the king finally decided the question in'fayor of the present  existing method of keeping Easter," and  from that day to this the date of .Easter  has depended upon the moon's changes.  All the movable feasts and fasts of the  year depend upon Easter.     The niuo Sundays before and the eight after depend upon  it, and form, as  it were, a  sort  of body  guard to this queen of religious festivals.  A SHREWD WIDOW.  At the Boarding: House.  "Yes, Mr. Jones, at this Easter season 1  always provide for the inmates of my  humble home a diet largely of eggs���������not  from motives of economy, as you insinuate,  but because of their appropriateness to the  season."       c  "You can't convince me, madam, that  last Easter's eggs are appropriate this  Easter's dinner. That's all I'm kicking  about."  Obvious.  believe, Mr.   Jones,  "Do you. believe, Mr. Jones, that the  glad Easter festival we are celebrating was  really suggested by the heathen customs?"  "Believe it? I know it. The heathen  are alive yet, too, most of 'em, making out  bills for Easter bonnets."  One of "Lincoln's Kind Acts.  One summer morning shortly before the  elose of the civil war the not unusual  Bight in Washington of an old veteran hobbling along could have been seen on a  shady path that led from the executive  mansion to the war office. The old man  was in pain, and the pale, sunken cheeks  and vague, faraway stare in his eyes betokened a short lived existence. He halted  a moment and then slowly approached a  tall gentleman who was walking thoughtfully along. "Good morning, sir. I'm an  old soldier and would like to ask your advice."  The gentleman turned, and smiling  kindly, invited the poor old veteran to a  seat under a shady tree. There he listened  to the man's story of how he had fought  for the Union and was severely wounded,  Incapacitating him for other work in life,  and begged directions how to apply foi  back pay due him and a pension, offering  his papers for examination.  The gentleman looked over the papers  and then took out a card and wrote directions on it, also a few words to the pension bureau, desiring that speedy attention  be given to the applicant, and handed it  to him.  The old soldier looked at it, and with  tears in his eyes thanked the tall gentleman, who, with a sad look, bade him good  luck and hurried up the walk. Slowly the  soldier read the card again and then turned it over to read the name of the owner.  More tears welled in his eyes when he  knew whom he had addressed himself to,  and his lips muttered: "I am glad I  fought for him and the country, for he  never forgets. God bless Abraham Lincoln I''���������Harper's Round Table-  "Logic.  Thereupon Civilization argued with  Savagery.  "How," it ���������warmly' demanded, "if  you wear absolutely no clothes in the  morning, can you wear less at evening  functions?"  Thus it is that inexorable logic beats  down, one by one, the redoubts of superstition.���������Detroit Journal.  Her Income of $50 a. Month From Two Sets  of Cheap -"uvniture.  "The curious,and adroit ways in which  some persons manage to make money in  this city on a capital small, in substance  but large in assurance were brought . to  my mind the other night when I ,went  to take dinner with a friend," said a  man about town -the other day.: "My  friend, by the, way, is a very, prosperous  and highly paid executive officer of one  of the big commercial . concerns in'. this  city. He occupies for the winter season a  set of apartments in a fashionable apartment house on the west side. As he had  announced his intention of remaining in  the city until June 1, of course I did not  imagine any connection ��������� between his  household arrangements and a big moving van which I saw standing in front  of the door of the apartment,., house as I  approached. Men. carrying furniture  jostled me as I entered, and I said to  myself, 'Here's some one moving out,'  But when I stepped out of the elevator  at my friends' landing ,1 met more men  coming out of his apartments,, carryine*  more furniture, .under the supervision ,of  an auctioneer,-who stood at the landing  shouting instructions.  "Just within the door I found my  friend and his wife and servants and  children in company with a inan who I  afterward found was a city marshal.  - "At sight of me my friend burst into  laughter. 'Come in,'he cried. .'We can  receive you in a novel manner.' The city  marshal had just finished his work, and  my friend led me through his apartments.  His parlor was untouched, but every bed  but one and every bureau and chair had  disappeared from his bedrooms and dining room and kitchen, and the carpets  were gone from bedrooms and hall. 'I  guess I won't stay to dinner,' I remarked  when I saw the bare \ condition of the  dining-room, 'Oh, 'yes, you will,' said  his wife. ' 'I will borrow a kitchen table  and some chairs from a neighbor, and  we will get along. Thank heaven, we  still have the kitchen utensils- and ihe  dinner left, but I don't know that we  should have had these if my husband had  not got home before the men got through  taking out the furniture.'   *  "We had dinner and passed the evening very pleasantly in the parlor, and I  finally left the family of five persons to  go to sleep as,best they could upon.the  one bed and parlor sofa that . were left.  While we ate dinner they told me how  they came to be in such a fix.  "It seems that when they were house  hunting last fall they saw this flat, and  liking its location dickered for its possession. A young widow was occupying  it, but her business projects were not  prospering, and she was about to give up  possession. She owned the,:furniture  that had just been moved out. She  agreed to take a lease of the place up to  June 1 and to sublet it to my friend  with furniture for an advance of $25; a  month for the use of her : furniture. My  friend hired it on these terms.- As my  friend preferred to have , his. own parlor,  furniture and some other things, he discarded that much of the widow's goods.  Then a brilliant idea struck her. The  flat across the hall was just being vacated. She saw the leaving tenant, bought  for a trifle some of his furniture and  moved in that; which my friend had discarded and advertised that flat to rent  furnished. In three days she got a tenant and made a bargain with him by  which she reaped another income of $95  a month for the use of her furniture in  that flat.  "Everything went along all right until  the day I went there to dine, when the  city marshal had suddenly appeared. It  seems that the widow had borrowed  money on her furniture and still owed  something less than $100. She had fallen  behind in her payments, and the marshal had come to foreclose the chattel  mortgage. The widow settled the debt  the next day and had the furniture  moved back. It was during the moving  of the furniture, , my friend tells me,  that he first noted the paucity and cheapness, and he declares that the widow  could have replaced it with modern flat  furniture for about the amount of the  debt, and yet on this small investment  and the .little extra she had spent for the  balance of the furniture in the other flat  the astute widow was drawing an income  of $50 a,month."���������-New York  Sun.  NEW CHEMICALS.  Gases and   Compounds Lately in Commercial Use Placed Under Kestrictions.  Several more or less dangerous articles  of chemical manufacture are becoming so  largely employed for a variety of useful  purpose.-; now' that .".pome, restrictions as  to their sal v conveyance and storage are,  in tho interest'of j-the public safety, imperative. Certain substances that were  previously regarded, as chemical curiosities have peased to be so, and are how  ,iinportarit commercial commodities and  made on a very large-"scale! Thousands  of gallons of ' 'liquid'' carbonic acid gas  in steel cylinders under high, compression  may now be seen every day being, conveyed in carts from, place to place, and  similarly other gases are . stored under  pressure in "tubes," as, foi* example,  oxygen, hydrogen, nitrous oxide, and so  on. all of which''may expose the public  to danger. Solid, bricks of metallic sodi-,  um, again (kept under naphtha of course),  are every diiy carried from port to . port  as .part of a ship's cargo, and -very serious accidents: have occasionally arisen  from tlie intermixture of various; chemicals'on board ship by the damaging effect  of a rough rjussage upon the,: packages.  The trade in olyihders of compressed  gases has already been placed under, control.       ������������������;;'������������������:-;     .:':. ;..:"  .  Still another chemical substance of  comparatively recent discovery is now so  extensively Used as to have given rise to  the necessity of a,homo office' order being recently issued. :    We refer to carbide  who was made a hereditary "von" in  1SS7, has'lived at Kiel, where the clinical  records show that he has personally performed more than 14,000 operations. The  princess, his wife, is ten years his junior.  She is aunt both to. the present German  empress and to Prince Christian, son-'  law of Queen Victoria.  -m-  Sustainingr 'liis Kttpiitatioii.  "Is Stumps as close as he is represented?"''   . :."��������� ��������� '-,   .  "I'm 'his lawyer, you know.' He's  fighting a doctor bill of $40 , just now.  lt'.s for doctoring Stumps through the  mumps. He wants the amount cut in  two because he was only affected on one  si-ile." ���������'''  HER GLOVE   BUTTONER.  of calcium, which on simply becoming  moist gives off the exceedingly inflammable gas acetylene. Carbide of calcium  is useful for a variety of purposes, but  chiefly because on simply placing it in  water it evolves pure acetylene, which  possesses a remarkably high illuminating  power. The employment of this method  of generating a: gaseous illuminant for  optic lanterns for photographic, purposes  and for lighting private dwelling houses,  . has already been tried. It is quite obvious that some restriction should be  placed upon the sale and'���������' storage of this  substance, wiiich is now being manufactured on ,a large scale, and- which  : simply in a moist atmosphere gives off an  inflammable gas, which with air forms  ���������an explosiye.-'mixture.      : !      ,  Carbide of calcium is how to toe.  brought under the fourteenth section of  the petroleum act, 1S71, and,, after April  1, it will be unlawful to keen carbide Of  calcium except by virtue of a license to  ho obtained frorn, the local authority uh-.  der the petroleum act. Doubtless the recent accidents that have been reported  from time, to time by. the employment of  acetylene in this way have prompted the  home.office to issue this order, together  with a memorandum showing the. character of the risks to be guarded against,,  and giving suggestions as to the nature  of the precautionsiikely to be most effectual for securing safety.���������London Lancet.  I just can't fox*-  me.  know   all  The Book of Wealth.  Millionaires, please step forward! Now  is your chance to become possessed of a  rarity and for the modest sum of -8500.  It is true that the rarity is onlyv a book,  but���������what a book!  It is called the "Book of Wealth," and  its author is an American, Mr. Hubert  Howe Bancroft, who has taken immense  trouble to collect data for his work,  which is to show wealth in relation to  the progress of the world, how it hag  been amassed, those who have been most  successful in becoming possessed thereof  and how differont nations have benefited  by the presence of riches in their   midst I  There are two editions of this costly  volume. Tho ono, limited to 150 copies,  oosts you ������500; the other, limited to S60  copies, ������200. The larger part of eaoh of  these editions has been bought up by the  crowned heads of Euorpe and the monied  few who can afford so costly a luxury.  The book has cost ������200,000 to produoe,  varying over a period of three years. The  illustrations have been done by the best  blaok and white artists to be procured  in America, seeing that the book is a  Yankee production, while the czar of  Russia, the Prince of Wales, the emperor of Germany and others no less  exalted have been at pains to help Mr.  Banoroft in the compilation of his work.  As the book is devoted to wealth, the  purchasers must be wealthy. Among the  subscribers are to be found such names  as Bothschild, Vanderbilt, Alitor, the  dukes of Westminster and Marlborough,  the Eight Hon. Joseph Chamberlain,  M. Casimir-Perier, whifle the only monarch In Europe who has not beoome a  purchaser is the king of Italy.  The book is gorgeous without and  within, gold cloth forma its cover, while  only the very finest paper procurable has  been used within.���������"Pearson's Weekly.  Her Little Test. "'  "Oh, you dear 'thing!.." cried the girl  in the empire jacket .as she stepped  aboard the calxs. "To think that I've just  heard of your marriage! I was away at  the time, you know, and  give you for not letting  about it."  "Well, you see, it was v very sudden,"  said the young woman.in the fur collarette. "I only knew it myself 48 hours  before it happened. You see, I had decided to be married in the spring any^  how, but I liked Jack and Edgar equally  well,and I just couldn't decide which���������"  "Yes," said the girl in the empire jacket breathlessly, "and how did you decide?"  "I put them both to a test/' said the  young woman in the fur collarette,  "and Jack stood it."  "You didn't make them fight a duel,  did you?"  "Mercy, no! That is away behind the  times. I just took each of them out for a  walk and stopped before a milliner's  window to���������"���������'  " Tou clever, original thing!"  "Yes, to admire the hats. I said to  Edgar: 'I'm trying to decide which one  of these suits me best. I've tried them  all on, and I can't decide. Give me your  opinion.' "  "Yes, yes. Don't stop. I'm dying to  hear���������",  "He pointed to the one bearing a ticket  which said, 'Marked down to $1.49,' and  said: 'That one, by all means. It will  just suit the shape of your head!' "  '' Oh, I see! A husband like that would  tell you that you looked better in a calico  frock than���������"  ��������� "A. silk? Exactly. I rejected him that  day. The following afternoon Jack and I  went f;prfa walk."  'JsA^nd stopped before the same window?"  "M'hrn. Then Jack displayed his real  nobility.. He said, 'If I had anything to  say to it, I'd select that one.' It was  placarded, 'The very latest, $22.' I knew  I'd never find such a noble creature  again. So I.married him two days later!"  "And you were right too. Of course  the first thing he did after you were  married was to buy you that hat! How  awfully romantic! Of course you haven't  worn it out in two months. 3Tou must  let me see it when I come to call to-morrow. ''  A queer look flashed over the bride's  face, and she gasped: "Why, no. he did-,  n't. I��������� never once thought of that. Conductor, stop the car!"  "Why, where are young going?  the girl in the empire jacket.  "To Jack's office," said the bride  firmly. "I���������we have an errand to do before I go home."���������Chicago Times-Herald.  Tbe Officious Chappie'and.:'His  "Reward at  Bejiuiy's Hands.  She had. boarded a street car up town,  coming outof a store with her gloves off,  for some reason or other best 'known to  hsrself. Possibly it was a glove store.  Whatever it was, she had her gloves off,  and it-was proper and correct for her to  have them off, or she would have had them  on. There were not more than eight or  ten people, in the car, and when she had  taken a seat she began to put her gloves  on. When they were both on, she took out  of her pockofcbdok a dainty littlo silver  glove buttoner' and proceeded to button  the one on her left hand. In doing so the  , button er '.slipped from her fingers and fell  to the floor of ,the car.     ���������  -Immediately a chappie looking young  man with the rock of Gibraltar in his face,  stooped to pick the buttoner-up, and having got it in his hands, he rose, smiling,  nnd much to her surprise, offered to but- '  ton the glove. ��������� For an instant she acted  'fcbout as the average girl would have done,'  arid then the Washingtonian genius came  to her aid, "and smiling1 kindly, she held  ���������her hand out to him in compliance with  his request. She sat perfectly unmoved as  he: took about twice as long to it as there  was any need of, and as soon as he had finished it she calmly hold out the oth^^ He  didn't quite expect this'^evidently, but he  had his nerve with him, and jiiore smiling  than ever, he took her hand in his and buttoned the other glove.  Taldngtho button hook from his unresisting fingers, she took out her pocket-  book to replace it, and finding in it a  nickel, with the most-innocent manner in  the. world, she handed it to the young  man. With all his nerve he couldn't stand  this,��������� lirid he promptly returned it, at the  same time making some kind of a protest,  which she did not pay any attention' to,  but took the coin back, and proffered a  dime in its stead. This he also returned  with quite, a show of indignation.  "Why," sho exclaimed, with that  same   '  beautiful artlessness,"I never' give more  than 10 cents at home to have  my gloves  buttoned."     '.  Everybody in the car heard her say it, of  course, "and  before anybody had  stopped  laughingthe  gallant glove buttoner had  escaped from  the car  and disappeared.���������r    ������  Washington Star.',        ,.   ���������  Very Much Attached to Hor Dog,  Pick Me Up.  asked   Their Silver Wedding".  Professor Dr. Friedrich  von   Esmarch  of Biel university and his wife have just  celebrated   their   silver     wedding,      the  former being over   74 years old.   He won  his surgical experience -and reputation in  his service for the   wounded   during  the  great wars of 1S66 to 1S70.  At the   close  of the Franco-German war he had established himself as friend and physician in  the highest circles, and on Feb. 28, 1S72,  he married as his   second   wife   Princess  Henrietta Elizabeth of Sleswick-Holstein,  whose life he had saved by an operation.  Since his   marriage   Dr.   von    Esmarch,  Somo Indian Girls.  Among the Indian girls at the Crow  agency school in Montana are the following: Clara Spotted Horse, Edith Long  Ear, Kittie Medicine Tail, Lena Old  Bear, Clara Bull Nose, Blanche Little  Star, Nellie Shell-pn-the-Neck, Mary Old  Jack Rabbit, Bertha Full Moutlr, Katie  Dreamer, Fanny Plenty Butterflies,  Bessie Crooked Arm, Martha Long Neck,  Isabel Lunch, Flay Hairy Wolf, Alice  Shoots-as-She-Goes, Stella , Wolfhouse,  Lucy Hawks, Beatrice Beads-on-Ankle,  Louisa Three Wolves, Anna Medioine  Pipe, Maggie Broken Ankle, Sarah Three  Irons, Ida Wrinkle Face,. Jessie Flat  Head Woman, Lottie Grandmother's  Knife, Minnie Nods-at-Bear, Daisy  Young Heifer.  Smashed Proverbs.  Never cry over skimmed milk;  A child can lead a colonel to a bar, but  probably ten men would not ask him to  drink.  "It is never too late  when the clock struck  still at the club.  After you look a  mouth you will see  lock the stable door.  Better count your chickens before ���������hoy-  are snatched���������the darkey's.hour is fmt  before dawn, ���������  "Wrapped In Thought.  She���������Why don't you say something, Mr.  Folly?  He���������Oh, I beg pardon, dear I I was completely wrapped up in thought.  She���������Aren't you cold?���������New York Journal.  Right In His Line.  Edith���������Kate is goin to marry Kam-  mack, the photographer.  Bertha���������Isn't that nice? It will t������  right in his line to have her always look  pleasant.���������Boston Transcript.  to men," sho said  1 and  George was  gift   hor6e in the  there is no use to  Domestic Excitements.  "Our cook has to go home every two or  three days because her grandmother has  fits."  "You are in luck. Our cook has fifes  herself.''���������Chicago Record.  IP  BH  HH .-���������,_* ������������������������.^--e.'S^^  ���������^Vl^^^  ���������3s������5s������3_^___r!-S:������^fa  ^'S������'^WOWS������(r������'������?������,.C  THE    WEEKLY    NEWS    AUG.,    17th,    1897.  THE f EMM Elf  s'siied   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M. Whitney, Editor.  TERMS OE SUBSCRIPTION.  IN   ADVANGE.  ������2 00  1 25  0 05  One  Year   ...  ���������.......  Six Months   ............ -���������  Single Copy :'.'....     RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One i-oh per year  .-���������   ��������� $ 12-00  ..     ..month  ���������   1 ���������W  eighth col   per year ............    2500  fourth ��������� ...   '       ..      ��������� ���������   week, ..line ,...."  Local notices,per line ���������  Notices    of   Births,    Marriages  Deaths,  50 cents each .insertion.   '  No Advertisment inserted for less than  50 cents. , ���������.'���������'���������  Persons  failing to get  The News 'regularly should, notify.the Office. '  50 00  10  20  and-  TUESDAY,    AUG. -17th,   1897.  THE Imperial^ parliament has been  prorogued.  AND so Sir Wilfried Launer has been  , made   a   dignitary    of  the   Legion   of  Honor !    "It never rains but pours."  THE length of time since Herr Andree  started in his baloein for the north pole,  renders it probable we shall never hear  fro n him again.  THE latest discovery is that it' is the  penetrating light rays and not heat which  produces sunstroke; By wearing red  clothes, it is said all trouble can be averted.    Why not paint the town red ?  IT already appears that the. mining  regulations for the Klondike are to be  amended, as we prophesied would be the.  case last week. That the size of claims  are to he reduced is giving satisfaction.  IT was a good idea for the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to visit  Kootenay and see for himself what was  really needed " We..'invite him to visit  Comox, and look into the question of the  speedy completion of the Nanaimo���������Comox trunk road.  'X'HE news that barges will be built for  the transportation of coke laden cars  ;��������� from our outer wharf to Vancouver, indicates the growth and importance of that  industry, which bids fair to assume very  much larger proportions, If another  hundred 'coke-ovens should be built, as  rumored, they will consume very considerable coal, making a demand which can  only be met by increased work at the  mines.    THE TRADE POLICY.  'PrlE policy of preferential trade with  England will be established, the Imperial  government having denounced the commercial treaties with Germany and Belgium, that is, given notice to those  countries of its desire to terminate those  treaties. This will be effected in about a  year. The growing antagonism of other  countries has at last compelled England  to look to her colonies for support.  Imperial  federation    will  follow  in  due  time.   ____  /  THE SPANISH NATION.     /  "\HE assassination of Senor  Canovas,  Prime Minister of Spain is likely to result  in  important  changes.    The  country   is  bankrupt and she  must soon give  over  the  struggle for Cuba.    Only  her  pride  stands  in  the  way of her abandonment  of the island now.    It is  said she  would  welcome war with the   United  States, as  it  would  save  her dignity to yield   to a  superior power.   What nonsense !   Every  hour that she wages war now is impoverishing her and a fight with the American  nation, in which she  as the losing power  would   have   to   pay   indemnity,   would  le ive   her   in   as   piteable   a   condition  as Greece now is.    The  downfall  of the  present government  and  the  establishment of a Spanish   republic  are  among  the probabilities.  NOTICE.  Having   purchased the  livery   outfit of  Mr. Ed   Woods' I am   prepared     to accommodate  the public with   good rigs at  reasonable prices.  July 28th, Gordon Murdoch..  HOLD YOUR TONGUE.  Don't start your tongue a-goin'in a careless sort of way' .  And  thoughtlessly  forget it till it runs a  half a day.  The  pleasant  art of talking  is  a  happy  gift, indeed. ������������������ ,    .   '  But,  oh, the  art of keeping still  is what  the people need.  Don't  think  that, you can  multiply  our  meagre stock of joys  By jamming every qu;et space chock full  of talk and noise,  If you've a big t'yvo-bushel  thought  why,  sift it to a cup **V  Of plain terse  words, but otherwise shut  up ! shut up !! shut up !! !  The men who have their words engraved  on monuments to-day  Are not the ones who.always tried to have  the'most to say, <  Ah, no ! they thought for years to get one  sentence new and bright  For us to put in copy books and have our  childien write.  And so if you would render glad the ones  ,who. have to hear,  Why, find some real good quiet place and  think about a year,  And get a thought  so  deep and  broad  . ,; ���������     and trueand great and wise  That it will  hit this dull old   world right  square between the eyes.  j  20  From Dyea to Circle City.  Following is a table of the distances  from Dyea, the head of steamboat navigation, via Chilcoot Pass to Circle City.  The left hand row of figures indicate the  total number of miles from Dyea, while  the right hand figures show the respective  distances between each stage of the  journey:  MILES . '' -'MIT.ES  15 Dyea to the Summit   , 15  24 Summit to Lake Linderman          . 9  '36.Linderman to Foot of Lake 12  37 Foot oi Lake to, 1 Mile River 1  ,62  1 Mile River to Foot of Bennett  65 Foot of^Beunett to 3 Mile River  85 3 Mile River to Taglish Lake  89 Taglish Lake to 4 Mile River 4  108 4 Mile River to foot of L.  Marsh 19  134 Foot of Maioh Lake to Canyon  Head.  .26  136 Cannon Head to Head of Rapids 2  146 Head of Rapids to Takhena River 10  161 Takhena River to Lake La Barge 15  205 Lake La Barge to foot of Lake       44  237 Foot of La Barge to Hootalinqua  River 32  270 Hootalinqua River to the Big  Salmon  33  306 Big Salmon to Little Salmon 36  375 Little Salmon to Five Fingers 69  481 Five Fingers to Rush Rapids 6  534 Rush Rapids to Belly River 53  630 Pelly River to White River 96  640 White River to Stewart River 10  660 Stewart River to 60 Mile Post 20  678 60 Mile Post to Indian Creek 18  731  Indian Creek to Klondike 43  737 Klondike to Fort Reliance 6  781 Fort Reliance to 40 Miles Post 35  931 40 Mile Post to Circle City. 150  /  INSECT   PEST.  l^There is Nothing  LEATHER  LIKE  The News acknowledges the reciept  from the Department of Agriculture,  Victoria, of a small volume, prepared  under the supervision and authority of  the Provincial Board of Horticulture,  upon the subject of Insect Pests and Pest  Diseases. We fee! sure that if the recommendations it contains are carefully considered and acted upon, immunity  from the evils of insect pests may in a  large measure, be avoided. We commend it to the attention of orchariists  and gardeners.  If it is Well Put Together  So here it is : :  Single Harness at $Io, $12, $15 per set  and up.���������:Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips at 10,  25,  50 and a good   Rawhide foi* 75 cents, and a Whale Bone  at $1 and up to $2.  . I have'the largest Stock  of  WHIPS   in  town and also the  Best Axle Grease a   o BO-slES  ...... Fop.Twenty-FLvelCents   Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  Promptly and  NEATLY DONE  Repairing!  Wesley Willard  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion. Street    ���������    Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures the finest cigars and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign cigars  when you can obtain a superior ARTICLE tox the same money  ������_^B������_I__������_I_B_������_I_���������_������_������_I_������  .   : _P_^0_P_33SIQ_Sr_5_-_j.  Drs. Lawrence  &. Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  , -cr_srzo_sr B.C.  We have appointed' Mr. James Ab-  rarns our collector until lurtner notice, to whom all overdue accounts  "���������"'ay be paid.  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  Phvstcian,    Surgeon   and   AccoucHKur..  Office : Willard Block, Cumberland.  COURTKNAY HOUSB, COURTEKAY.  Hours" of Consultation:.' L'i'MBKRLA.nd, 10 to  ,:       12 A.   M.   TUESDAYS  AND   FRIDAYS.  Courtenay, 7 to 9  A. M. AND V. M.  -*8  :���������_<������/������  ���������SW.'S.- DALBY, D.D.3. & L D.S$  W   ,v-j-  o*    Dentistry in all its Branches    -S:  $��������� .  K  ���������8  Plate work, tilling a art extracting  ���������& Office opposite Wav^rly Hotel,  Union ,Vj<  $     Hours���������9 a.m. to 5 p.m  and from     ���������$  $ 6 p.m.  to 8 p.m. &  ��������� ir. W.  ,S_^'3������3g_r@_?@.:-2^S@c?J_^������_;Ss?^_5^.-  BARKER &��������� POTTS,  BARRISTERS,  SOLICITORS, NOTARIES,   &e.  Office Room 2, McPkee & Moore B'ld'g and at  NANAIMO. B.  C.  P. O.  DRAWER   18.  H. A. Simpson  Barrister & Solicitor. No's 2 & 4  Commercial Street,  ���������jrsr_i._<r__x_x_o,   __. 'c.  L.  P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Public  Office:���������First    Street.    Union, B. C.  YARWOOD  &   YOUNG  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  V-VIM  so vat  ���������XlIU"BUini{  JO SJJI  X-ep-AJ3A3    UOUIUIOO  BSE9ESE3EEUGS  atrj    S-Un_)    : sup  -ipS-JAJ    XlTtlXB^     pj-B  -pu'_';s tuspoui 9t| j^  S-N-V-d-I-H  o  z  a  a  M  <  ra  r  ���������������������  m  Corner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday  of  each month and remain ten days.  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for information  leading  to  conviction.  W.  E. Norris, Sec'y  Esquimalt  arid.  Nanaimo  Ry.  Steamer City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  The   Steamer  CITY of NANAIMO  will sail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers  and freight may offer  Lea������-e "Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.  "   Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7. a. m  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, 7 a.m.  "      Nanaimo 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.  cSociety      Cards  I.    <J.    O.    F.  Union Lodge, No. i r, meets e er\  .Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting bretlr  ren cordially invited to attend. <  F. A. An ley, R. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. & AM, B.C. R.  Union, B. C.  Lodge  meets    first   Friday    in   each  month.    Visiting brethren  are  cordially  invited to attend. -  <       L.   Mounce. Sec.  Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M.3B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.        .  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  .  Visiting Brothers    cordially  requested  to attend.  R. S. McGoiinell,  Secretary.  Cumberland   Encampment.    '  No. 6,   I. O. O. F���������   Union.  Meets every aitem-ite   Wednesdays oi  'each month at  8   o'clock p. m.    Visiting  Urethren cordially invited tf) attend.  John Com he, Scribe.  nMiwm-n  Esquimalt 8l Nana.mo  Railway Company.  jsoricE.  TO   PROSPECTORS,    Miners,   and  Holders of  Mineral Cljims on -unoccup -  cd land within the Esquimalt & Nanaimo  Railway Companv's   Land   Grant���������FOR  ONE YEAR ONLY from the the date of  this   notice,   the   Railway   Company will  sell their rights to all Minerals, (excepting  Coal and Iron) and the   Surface rights of  Mineral Claims, at the   price af $5.00 per  acre.    Such sales   will De   subject   to all  other reservations  contained in   conveyances   from the   Company   prior to  this  date.    One-half of the  purchase   money  to be   paid ten   davs after   recording the  Claim with the government,   and a duplicate of the record to be filed in ihe Company's Land Office, Victoria, on payment  of thecfirst   instalment.    The   balance  of  the   purchase   money   to  be paid in two  equal instalments, al the expiration of six  and   twelve   months,   without    interest.  Present  holders of Mineral Claims  who  have not previously made other arrangements with the   Company for   acquiring  Surface and Mineral rights,  are  hereby  notified   to at once   make the   first payment on their Claims, as otherwise they  will be deemed and treated as trespassers.  Leonard H. Solly,  Victoria, B.C."]    Land Commissioner  /^Dealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY   DONE  ���������^Ag-ent for the  ,     ,   ��������� -': ._ I*-    ���������      W   -  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and  ������������������Ranges-���������-  Manufacturer of the ���������  New Air-tight heaters  DO YOU  _ TOUR  :.���������������������������;������������������   LOCAL.AP1E?  It publishes all that is worthy 0/ notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports  GOOD ORDER, PUBLIC ENTERPRISES, THE CHURCHES, FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.  !t Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories, ,  Bright Original Poems, <  Bright Original-'Chatter."  And is the   ONLY  WEEKLY  COUNTRY    PAPER    in    the'    PROVINCE  uhich  has   a   TELEGRAPHIC   SERVICE.   ! .   ������������������ r    ���������'.-.;���������  ��������� It is. the exponent'of the district, and  by"it th'e district will be judged by the  outside public. . "   , c  It is as CHEAP, as a  good   paper  can  be produced in a c:ountr\ district.  Give it you'r j^enprous Mi'pport and there  will be increased imprcvenu r.ts.  Florist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  SeedsJ Ornamental  Trees and  Shpubs:aiways.  Also    tmros   in    variety,    including  Hyacinths,   Narcissus,   I'uchinB, o  Tulips and Lillies.  Union,    ~ ,.   - 8. C.  J". _Eo, McIjEDD  General Teaming. Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  CUMBERLAND    SHOE    SHOP.  June 1,   1897.  2390  British Columbia Directory.  The Williams guaranteed to be the  only complete Directory of British Columbia that will be published this year. As  soon as issued from the press it ivill be  delivered throughout Comox District.  Take no other and see you get The  Williams'  R. T. Williams, Publisher  28 Broad St., Victoria, B.C.  1F������1R    SHXB  FOR SALE.--My house and two  lota in  the village of Courtenay.  K. Gkant, Union.  T_pOR SALE, RANCH-One mile and a  -*- half from Union, contains 160 acres  and will be disposed of at a low figure. Enquire of James Abrams.  For Sale.���������The dwelling house and  lot on Maryport avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is i������ storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, News Office.  T "XT ANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquire  at ' 'News Offick.  FOR RENT-The boarding  house late  ly occupied by Mr.  A.   Lindsay.    App'.y  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Storfc  I have moved into my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, wherel am prepared  to manufacture and repair all kinds oi  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call.  NELSON PARKS.  T. D.  McLEAN,  WATCHMAKER   AND    JEWELER.  WE KEEP  A select stock of Watches, Clocks,  Jewelry, Stationery, Fish ing Tackle  etc. In our Repairing Department we can give the very best of  satisfaction. We have secured a  first class Watchmaker who has  had many years experience on fine  Repairing in the East, and are  now better prepared than ever be  fore to do all kinds of Watch  Clock and Jewelry Repairing.  YOU CAN  rely on getting a  First  Class Job  if left with us.  ALL ORDERS  will    receive    prompt  fjlgp3 Give us a call.  attention.  T. D. MEAN,  TJ^rioisr,  _B. .O  SUBSCRIBE FOB. "THE NEWS."  $2 00 PER ANNUM.  ���������t:  'i\' *i  mi  1;'1  '- f?  AA'I  i  V J  1 'i TH������    WEEKLY    NEWS    AUG.,    i7ih,    1897.  LADIES AID.  To Mrs. J. A. Logan.  The Ladies Aid of St. George's Congregation, which has done good work, (  ' and now numbers- twenty members,  through their secretary Mrs. L. C. McDonald, presented their president at their  last meeting the following neat and  appreciative address:  "MrsI  Logan,  Esteemed PRESIDENT-- -���������'';   "  It is my assigned duty, as a  member of the Ladies Aid of St. George's  congregation, to try and express to you  our sorrow at the parting so soon to take  place between you and us. Also I wish  to convey to you our appreciation of the  kind, gracious and capable manner you  have filled the office of president.  We are confident you will make many  warm friends in your new home; but none"  can ever value your earnest ever-willing  and  loving   assistance   and   leadership  more than we have.  It is with feelings of deep regret at our  loss of president   and   friend,  and the  sincere best wishes of our hearts that weo  wish you 'God speed' "  NOTICE.  Cumberland and Union Water-works  Company, Ld.  Tlie above company will place the line of  service from tho mains to the line of the  street at each house when the trenches are  open, but after completion of the water system the charge will bo $7.50 for tapping the  mam.  238o  F. B. Smith, Sec'y.  Why  send  away  for your  printing  when you can get it done equally as well at  the News ? Our prices are reasonable, and  we are now prepared to. turn out everything  in the line of Job Printing.  LIVERY  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable pates.  D. KilpatPiek,  Union, B.C.  e Bottling Works.  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOV'T AGENT Assessor and Collector.���������W.' B. Anderson, Office, Union,  residence, Comox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and Coroner.r-James Abrams, Union.  JUSTICES of the Peace.���������Union,  A. McKuight,' W. B. Walker, and ���������'.__.'' P.  Collis.���������Comox, Geo. P. Drabble, and  Thomas . Cairns.���������Courtenay, J. W;  McKenzie.���������Sandsvick, John Mundell.  CONSTABLES.���������J.  W.   Hutchinson,  and P. S. ScHARSCHMiDT, Union.  EAMING-  /S--_*o^5^  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,  ������������������ MANUFACTURER OF    SODA WATER, LEMONADE, G NGER ALE,  Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler   of  Different   Brands   of   Lager  Beer,   Steam Beer  and  Porte..  Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.  ��������� ��������� .,' '���������'. , _=_.__:ca- _3_3__]_E-; sold : fob o.___s:e_; c:_*T_--_"_r  COURTENAY, B. C.  O-IiEj^iP!''0^_E3.A._P!! CHBAI?  Cultivate JoyousneM.  Recently   there  has   been a notable  return   m our popular literature to the  brightness   and   joyousness which  are,  after all,  the predominating feelings of  the wholesome minded man. It behooves  every hopeful person who believes in the  ultimate goodness   of   God's   world to  help on the movement which claims for  laughter and rejoicing as true and pure a  place in the economy of the universe as  tears and doleful shaking of the head.  The sooner the Puritan  idea of severity  and .restriction   and   unshaken   gravity  being  an index to virture is  undermined  the   better   for    the   preservation   of  a  healthty balance among human faculties.  Let us accept frankly the truth that the  good in us bubbles over quite  naturally  and harmlessly into laughter and frolic,  and on   occasion even  into   flippancy.  Good taste will tell us when the surroundings   of   our   life or   the lives   of others  make such effervescence out of place and  will warn  us against forcing unnaturally  the  pace of   gayety.    Besides,  we  shall  learn that the extreme of nimble, spirits  brings its own  retribution in the  form of  exhaustion and a growing complementary  sadness.    We advocate no such  extreme,  but only press the  point  that the light  and airy phases of our moods are to be  thankfully   welcomed and enjoyed, and  are not to be  frowned upon as  unworthy  and misleading.���������New York Ledger.  Better Than Song:.  A workingman, fond of his pint of beer  on Saturday night, got very muddled  sometimes. Knowing that his wife on  such occasions searched his pockets, he,  when not too far gone, used to secrete  his money in various places, and it often  happened that the next morning he could  not remember the hiding place.  He had a canary which used to hang  in front of the window.  On Sunday morning he was sitting  looking at the bird, when a neighbor  looked in and inquired if he would sell it.  As the bird was not much use for singing,  he reached the cage down for his neighbor to look at, whereupon his wife got  very angry and hung up the cage again.  "I will not have that bird sold on any  account," she exclaimed. "I don't care  naught about it being a poor singer, for  it's laid many a sixpence and a shilling,  and now it's begun to lay half crowns !"  Then its owner realized where some of  his hidden treasures had gone.  ���������Pearsons Weekly.  THISTLES AGAIN.  We are glad to see that something has  been done by some of the farmers down  the valley to exterminate the thistle pest,  or at least keep it from spreading. B.  Crawford, and Grant & Son have cut  their thistles, but it seems the Duncan  Bros., in self defence, have cut the thistles  along the road fronts east as far as B.  Crawford's. But what about the thistles  on the road fronts and on the land  between B. Crawford's and Grant&Son?  They appear to be going to seed.  COURTENAY. B.C.  COURTENAY ia a pleasant village situated  on both sides of the Courtenay River, and on,  the road uj the Settlement, three miles from  Comox Hay. The road to Union also passes  through it. has a central position.   Here  are two hotels, one first class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post office, shops, etc. ltia  a favorite place for fishermen and hunters.  GumMaM Hotel.  Union, B. G. ���������  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  North of Victoria,  r  (_nd the best kept house.  Spacious Billiard Room  and new  Billiard and Pool Tables  COURTENAY  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,   A.   H.  Callum, Proprietor.  Mc-  RIVERSIDE  HOTEL,   J.J.  Proprietor.  Grant,  GEORGE    B.    LEIGHTON,     Blacksmith and Carriage Maker.  COMOX.  COMOX is a'village beaut ifully'.l^cated.on'the  buy of.ihu same namu, in :.Goinox',Di-*T.rict..'c A  F'racticu ltange. M<������s Houses -mil' \V'hai-f, havo  iiiU-'y boon cdlnblished on the S-iiid.S'pii. which  forms cho harbor, by th'-. naval 'authorities,ami  hero some one of Her 'M:i.j_sLy'_ Ships :s to bt;  round two-lhinls of tho time. Here id a po.-t.  o'li^o, two hotels. tvro stores, br.kery, ������i.c. Tho  soeufsry grand, and good liuiitiuguuui*. Tho  City of Nanaimo from Victoria calls hero on  Wednesday!?, and departs   Friday   mornings.  COSIOX DIRECTORY.  H.  C. LUCAS,  Proprietor, COB-OX  BAKERY, Comox, B.  C.  UNION.  THIS TOWN, the eastern p.irt of which  is called Cumberland, is finely situated  on the foot hills, of the Buford Mountians,  about 500 feet above the waters of the  Georgian Straits, nnd 60 miles north of  Nanaimo. It is connected with Bayne  Sound, by a line of railway 13 miles in  length. Its principal industry is coal  mining. It turns out from 700 tons to  1,000 tons of coal per day of the best  steam coal. , This is transfe.red over the  railway to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) to  the ships and steamers and tugs with  scows awaiting to receive it. The fine  coal is manufactured here into a good  article of coke which bids fair to grow  into 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, and contains  3,000 population. It has one large  Departmental Store besides 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  barber 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 Church���������Services in   the   evening.    Rev. J. X. Willemar, rector.  Methodist Church��������� Services at the  usual hours morning and evening. Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  St. George's Presbyterian Church���������  Rev. J. A. Logan, pastor. Services at 11 a.  m. and 7 p.m. Sunday Schoo ;t2:30.  Y.P.S.C.E. at  close   of   evening   service.  Best of Wines-and Liquors.  I, J. T-eoMu,  House and Si-m Painter  Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining  arid  Decorating.  GRAINING A SPECIALTY.  All opdeps Promptly Attended to  Union,-- B. C.  Barber Shop    : :  ' '���������-' .AND';.' '-.'..���������  .    .*. ::, Mctihing'. ';���������.'���������  ;; FJsfahiisiiment  O. H. Fechner,  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave;  consisting of Jots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and" 8'in block  16, lots 3, 4'and 5 in block 10,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Arrams.  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent for the Alliance Fipe  Insurance Company of Lon  don   and   the   Phoenix o  Haptfopd.   Agent fop the Provincial  Building and Loan Association of Toronto. ...  Union, B. C.  ; 1 r** t/*viuiw w*������ > v.  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or  Circular.  NOTICE.���������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire  Brigade and its appliances,   should  b  aid to Mr. Frank Dalby.  Do you know that we can print you just  as neat a business card as you can get in  any other printing office in the Province,  and just as cheap too? Bear in mind, we  print meal tickets also ? In fact we can  do anything in the line of job printing.  Give us a trial.  Subscribe for   THE  $2.00 per annum.  NEWS  ���������EST  ,8TEEL  WIRE  WGVEH WIRE FEMC1NC  WIRE ROPE SELVAGE,  THESE  AS WELL AS  Mc Mullen's  choice  Manufactured and Sold by  TMOKTARiowiREfencingco.. lto. Steel Wire Netting for  Jactou. Ontario.     , o  Trellis,   Poultry Yards,   Lawn Fencng,   etc.,  are   sold   much   Lower   this year,   than ever1  before.  They are the best.     Ask   your Hardware  Merchant for them.  GO TO  FOR  ork  AT  Pos  ;rs  Dance Programmes Menues  Visiting Card Mourning   Card  Billheads Statements  Envelopes Noteheads  Pamphle  Circulars  Letterheads  GOOD PAPER  GOOD INK  Our  Work  Speaks-   Our   Worth  I presume we have used over  one hundred bottles of Piso's  Cure   for  Consumption   in   my  family,  and    I    am   continually   advising   others  to^get it.    Undoubtedly it is the  I ever used.���������"W. C. Miltenbergter- Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894. ���������I sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com-  plaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 2lst, 1894.  piso's gureAfow  The Best Cough Syrup.I  Tastes Good. Use In time.|  Sold by Druggists.  ..CONSUMPTION   ,  50   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE.  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MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Cal.  Visiting  cards  printed   at  the  Nf.ws  Office in neat script. 1:Tt^'^-_*j-^'^?Sw!!;s_i  *>>  of tie Four,  BY A.  CON AN DOYLE.  (CONTINUED.)  Our'eab was awaiting us outside, and  our programme was evidently prearranged, for tlie driver stalled off at  once at a rapid pace. Thaddeus Sholto  talked incessantly, in a voice which,  rose high above the rattle of the  wheels.  '���������Bartholomew is a clever fellow,"  said he.    "How* do you think he found  out where tlie treasure was?   He had  come   to   the   conclusion that it was  somewhere in-doors ; so he worked out  all the cubic space of the house, and  niade   measurements   everywhere,   so  that not one inch should be unaccounted for.    Among other things he "found  that the height  of   the building was  seventy-four feet,   but   on adding  together the heights of  all the separate  rooms, and making every. allowance  for the space between, which he ascertained by borings, he  could not bring  the total  to more than seventy feet.  There were four feet vmaccounted for.  These could only be at the top of the  building.    He knocked a  hole, therefore, in the,,lath-and-plaster ceiling of  the   highest   room,   and    there,    sure  enough, he  came upon another little  garret above it, which had been sealed  up and was known to no  one.    In the  center stood the treasure-chest, resting  upon    two   rafters.   He   lowered   it  through the hole, and there it lies.    He  computes the value of the jewels at-not  less than half a million sterling."  At the mention of this gigantic sum  we all stared at one, another open-eyed.  , Miss Mors tan,   'could 'we  secure her'  rights,  would   change   from   a needy  governess to the richest heiress in England.     Surely it was the  place of a  loyal friend to rejoice at such news ;  yet I am  ashamed to say that selfishness took me by the soul, and that my  heart turned as heavy as lead within  me.    I stammered put some few halting words of congratulation,   and then  sat downcast, .with my head drooped,  deaf to the babble of our new acquaintance.    He   was   clearly   a   confirmed  hypochondriac,  and I   was   dreamily  conscious that he was pouring forth interminable trains  of   symptoms,   and  imploring information as to  the composition' and   action   of   innumerable  quack nostrums, some of which he bore  about in a leather case in his pocket.    I  trust that he may not remember any of  the  answers which' I gave him that  night:    Holmes declares ���������' that he overheard me caution him against the great  danger of taking more than two drops  of  castor   oil,   while   I recommended  strychnine in large doses as a sedative,  However that may be, I was certainly  relieved when our cab pulled up with a  jerk and the coachman sprang down to  open the door.  'This, Miss Morstan, is Pondicherry  of yours under the jaw, I'd ha' known  you without a question.'  Ah,   you're  one that has wasted your gifts,  you  have !    You might have aimed high, if  you had joined the fancy."  ���������   "You see,  Watson, if   all  else fails  me I have still .one of the scientific professions   open   to   me,"   said Holmes,  laughingly.    "Our friend   won't keep  us out in the cold now,'I am sure."' /   ,.  "In 3*ou come., sir, in you come���������you  and your friends," he answered. '.'Very  sorry,  Mr. Thaddeus,   but. orders are  very strict.    Had to be certain of your  friends before I let them in."  Inside a gravel path wound through  desolate grounds to a huge. clump of a  house,  square and prosaic, all plunged  in shadow save   where   a ' moonbeam  struck one corner and glimmered in a  garret window.    The vast size of thej  building, with its gloom and its deathly J  silence,   struck  a   chill   to the heart, .j  Even Thaddeus Sholto seemed ill at j  ease,  and the   lantern   quivered   and j  rattled' in his hand.  "I cannot understand it," he said.  "There must be some mistake. I dis-  .tinctly told Bartholomew that we  should, be here, and yet thcra is no  light in his window. I do not know  what to make of it."  "Does he/always guard the premises  in this way ?" asked Holmes.  "Yes; lie has followed my father's  custom. He was the favorite son, you  know, and I sometimes think that my  father may have told him more than he  eve.!' told me. That is Bartholomew's  window up there where the moonshine  strikes. It is quite bright, but there is  no light from'within, I think."  "None," said Holmes. "But I see  the glint of alight I.-that little window  beside the door."  "Ah, that is the housekeeper's room.  That is where old Mrs. Bernstone sits.  She can tell us all about it. But perhaps you would not' mind waiting here  for a minute or.two, for. if *\ve all goin  together, and she has had no word of  our coming, she may be alarmed. But  hush ! what is that"?"  He, held up the lantern, and his hand  shook until the circles of light flickered  and wavered all round us. Miss  Morstan seized my wrist, and we all  stood with thumping hearts, straining  our ears;. From the great black house  there sounded through the silent night  the saddest and -most pitiful sounds���������  the shrill, broken whimpering of a  frightened woman.,  "It is Mrs. Bernstone," said Sholto.  "She is the only woman in the house.  Wait here; I shall, be back in a moment." He hurried for the door, and  knocked in his peculiar way. We  cpuld see a tall old , woman admit him  and sway with pleasure at the very  sight of him;  . "Oh, Mr! Thaddeus, sir, I am so glad  you have come ! I am so glad you have  Lodge," said Mr. Thaddeus Sholto, as  he handed her out.  CHAPTER V.  THE   TRAGEDY   OF   PONDICHERRY LODGE.  It was neady eleven o'clock when we  reached the final stage of our night's  adventures. We had left the damp fog.  of the great city behind us, and the  night was fairly fine. A warm wind  blew from the westward, and heavy  clouds moved slowly across thev sky,  with half a moon peeping occasionally  through the rifts. It was clear enough  to see for some distance, but Thaddeus  Sholto took down one of the side-lamps  from the carriage to give us abetter  light upon our way.  Pondicherry Lodge stood in its own  grounds, and was girt round with a  very high stone wall topped with broken glass. A single narrow iron-clamped door formed the only means of entrance. On th is our guide knocked  with a peculiar postman-like rat-tat.  "Who is there '?" cried a gruff voice  from within.  "It is I, McMui'do, You surely know  my knock by this time."  There was a grumbling sound, and a  clanking and jarring of keys. The door  swung heavily backhand a shore, deep-  chested man stood in tlie opening, with  . the yellow light of the lantern shining  upon his protruded face and twinkling  distru.stful'eyes. .  "That you, Mr.. Thaddeus"? But  who are the others? I had no orders  about them, from tlie master."  "No, McMurdo? You surprise me !  I told my brother last night that I  should bring .some friends."  "He hain't been out o' his room today, Mr. Thaddeus, and I have no  orders. You know very well that I  must stick to regulations. I can let  you in ; hut: your friends they must  just stop where they are."  Tin's was an unexpected obstacle !  Thaddeus Sholto looked about him in a  perplexed and helpless manner. "This  is too bad of yon, McMurdo !" he said.  "If I guarantee them, that is enough  for you. There is a young lady, too.  She cannot wait on the public road at  this hour,"  "Very sorry, Mr. Thaddeus," said  the porter, inexorably. "Polk maybe  friends o' yours, and 3ret no friends o'  the master's. He pays me well to do  my duty, and my duty I'll do. I don't  know none o' your friends."  "Oh, yes. you do, McMurdo," cried  Sherlock Holmes, genially. "I don't  think you can have forgotten me.  Don't you remember the amateur who  fought three rounds with you at  Alison's rooms on the night of your  benefit four years back?"  "Not Mr. Sherlock Holmes?" roared  the prize-lighter. "God's truth! how  could I have mistook you ? If, instead  o' standin' there so quiet, you had just  stepped up a.rid given me that cross-hit J  come, Mr. Thaddeus, sir !" We heard  her reiterated rejoicings until the door,  closed and her voice died away into a  muffled monotone.  , Our guide had left us the lantern.  Holmes swung it slowly round, and  peered keenly at the house and at the  great rubbish heaps which cumbered the  grounds. Miss Morstan and T stood  together, and her hand was in mine.  A wondrous subtle thing is love, for  here were we two had never seen each  other before that day, between whom  no word or even look of affection had  ���������ever passed, and yet now in an hour of  trouble our hands instinctivelj*' sought  for each other. I have maiweled at it  since, but at the time it seemed the  most natural thing that I should go  out to her so, and, as she has often told  me, there was in her also the instinct  to turn to me for ��������� comfort and protection. So we stood hand in hand, like  two children, and thei*e was peace in  our hearts for all the dark things that  surrounded us.  "What a strange place?" she said,  looking round.  ' 'It looks as , though all the moles in  England had been let loose in it. I  have seen something of the sort on the  side of a hill near Ballarat, where the  prospectors had been at work."  "And from the same cause," said  Holmes. "These are the traces of the  treasure-seekers. You must remember  that they were six years looking for it.  No wonder that the grounds look like  a gravel pit."  At that moment the door of the house  burst open, and Thaddeus Sholto came  running out, with his hands thrown  forward and terror in his eyes.  "There is something amiss with  Bartholomew!" he cried. "I am  frightened! My nerves cannot stand  it." He was, indeed, half blubbering  with fear, and his twitching, feeble  face, peeping out from the great astrakhan collar, had the helpless, appealing  expression of a terrified child.  "Come into the house," said Holmes,  in his crisp, firm wav.  "Yes, do!" pleaded Thaddeus Sholto.  "I really do not feel equal to giving  directions."  We all followed him into the housekeeper's room, which stood upon the  left-hand side of the passage. The old  woman was pacing up and down with  a scared look and restless, picking  fingers, but the sight of Miss Morstan  appeared to have a soothing effect upon  her.  "God bless your sweet, calm face !"  she cried, with an hysterical sob. "It  does me good to see you. Oh, but I  have been sorely tried this day !"  "Master has locked himself in and  will not answer me," she explained.  "All day I have waited to hear from  him, for he often likes to be alone ; but  an hour ago I feared that something  was amiss, so I went up and peeped  through the keyhole. You must go up,  Mr. Thaddeus���������you must go up and  look for yourself. I have seen Mr.  Bartholomew Sholto in joy and in sorrow for ten long years, but I never saw  him with such a face on him as that."  Sherlock Holmes took the lamp and  led the way, for Thaddeus Sholto's  teeth were chattering in his head. So  shaken was he that I had to pass my  hand under his arm as we went up the  stairs, for his knees were trembling  under him.    Twice   as   we   ascended  Holmes whipped   his   lens   out   of his  pocket'and carefully' examined marks  which appeared to me to be mere shapeless smudges  of  dust upon  the, cocoa-  nut matting  which  served  as; a stair  carpet.   He walked slowly from step  to  step,   holding,, the lamp   low,   and  shooting keen glances to right and left.  Miss   Morstan fhad   remained   behind  with the.frightened housekeeper.  .'. The third flight of  stairs ended'in a  straight passage of some length, with a  great picture in Indian tapestry upon  the right of it and three doors upon the  left.    Holmes advanced along it in the  same slow and  methodical way, while  we kept close at his  heels, with our  ���������long black   shadows  streaming backward   down the  corridor.    The third  door was that which we  were seeking.  Holmes knocked without receiving any  answer,  and then tried   to   turn   the  handle and force it,'   It was/locked on  the inside, however, arid by  a   broad  and powerful   bolt,  as we could   see  when we  set our lamp up against it.  The key: being  turned,'however,   the  hole was not entirely closed.   Sherlock  Holmes bent down to it, and instantly  , rose again with a sharp intaking of the  breath. .---���������     '   <  "There is something' devilish in this,  Watson," said he, more moved than I  had ever before seen him. "What do  you make of it'?"  I stooped to the hole, and recoiled in  horror.    Moonlight was .streaming into  the   room, and it was bright with a  vague and shifty radiance.    Looking  straight at me,   and suspended, as  it  were, in the air, for all beneath was in  shadow, there hung a face���������the very-  face of our companion Teaddeus. There  was the same, high, shining head, the  same circular bristle of1 red hair,  the  same bloodless countenance.     The features were set, however, in a horrible  smile,   a   fixed   and'   unnatural   grin,,  which, in that still and moonlit room,  was more j arring to ,the  nerves than  any scowl or contortion,    So like Was  the face to that of our little friend that  I looked round at him to make  sure  that he was indeed with  us.    Then I  recalled to my mind that he had mentioned to us  that his brother and he  .were twins. :,  ' ���������: "'-���������  "This is terrible !" I said to Holmes,  "What is to be done ?"  "Theo door  must   come down,"   he  answered, arid, springing against it, he  put allc his weight upon the lock. It  creaked and groaned, but did not yield.  Together we flung ourselves upon it  once more,.and this time it gave way  with.a sudden snap, and we found our-,  selves within Bartholomew Sholto's  ^chamber. "��������������������������� '  It appeared to have been fitted up as  a chemical laboratory. A. double line  of glass-stoppered bottles was drawn  up iipon the wall opposite the door, and  the table was' litered over with Bunsen  burners, test tubes, and retorts. In the  corners stood carboys of acid in wicker  baskets. One of these appeared to leak  or to have been broken, for a stream of  dark-colored liquid had trickled out  from it, and the air was heavy with a  peculiarly pungent tar-like odor. A  set of steps stood at one side of the  'room, in the midst of a litter of lath  and plaster, and above them there was  an opening in the ceiling large enough  for a man to pass through. At the foot t  of the steps a long coil of rope was  thrown carelessly together.  By the table, in a wooden arm-chair,  the master of the house %vas seated all  in a heap, with his head sunk upon his  left shoulder, and that ghastly, inscrutable smile upon his face. He was  stiff and cold, and had clearly been  dead many hours. It seemed to me  that not only his features but all his  limbs were twisted and turned in the  most fantastic fashion. ' By his hand  upon the table there lay a peculiar instrument���������a brown, close-grained stick,  with a stone headl like, a hammer,  rudely lashed on with,, coarse twine.  Beside it was a torn sheet of note-  paper with some words scrawled upon  it. Holmes glanced at it, and then  handed it to me.  "You see," he said, with a significant  raising of the eyebrows.  In the light of the lantern I read,  with a thrill of horror, "The sign of the  four."  "In God's name, what does it all  mean?" I asked. ���������'.,..  "It means murder," said he, stooping  over the dead man. "Ah, I expected  it. Look here!" He pointed to what  looked like a long, dark thorn stuck in  the skin just above the ear.  "It looks like a thorn," said I.  "It is a thorn. You may pick it out.  But be careful, for it is poisoned."  I took it up between my finger and  thumb. It came away from the skin  so readily that hardly any mark was  left behind. One tiny speck of blood  showed where the puncture had "been.  "This is all an insoluble mystery to  me," said I. "It grows darker instead  of clearer."  "On the contrary," he answered, "it  clears every instant. I only require a  few missing links to have an entirely  connected case."  We had almost forgotten our companion's presence since we entered the  chamber. He was still standing in the  doorway, the very picture of terror,  wringing his bands and moaning to  himself. Suddenly, however, he broke  out into a sharp, querulous cry.  "The   treasure  is   gone !"   he  said.  "They have robbed him of the treasure !  There is the hole through which wo  lowered it.    I helped him  to  do it I    I  was the last person who saw him 1    I  left him here last night, and I heard  him lock the door  as   I   came down  stairs."  "What time was that ?"  "It was ten o'clock.   And now he is  dead, and the police will be called in,  and I  will be suspected of having   a  hand in it.    Oh, yes, I am sure I shall.  But you  don't think  so,  gentlemen?  Surely you don't think that it was 11  Is it likely that I would have brought  you here if it were I ?   Oh, dear I oh,  dear !    I know that  I  shall go mad I"  He jerked his arms and stamped ^llfl  feet in a kind of convulsive frenzy..        j  "You have no reason to fear, Mfc������ J  Sholto," said Holmes, kindly, putting  his hand upon his shoulder. "Take my  advice, and drive down to the station  and report the matter to the police.  Offer to assist them in every way. We  shall wait here untilyour return,"    ���������;  The little ,man obeyed in, a half-  stiipified fashion, and, we heard him  .-tumbling down the stairs in the dark,  ���������'"''  CHAPTER VI.  SHERLOCK HOLMES, GIVES A  .���������'"���������; DEMONSTRATION.  "Now, Watson," said Holmes, -rubbing his hands, "we have half an hour  to ourselves.    Let us make good use of  it.    My case is,- as I have told you, almost complete ; but we must not err on  the side of  over-confidence.    Simple as  tlie case may seem  now, there may be  something deeper underlying it."  '"Simple !" I ejaculated.  "Surely," said he, with something of  the ail* of a clinical professor expounding to his class.    'Must sit in the corner  there' that   your   footprints   may not  complicate matters.     Now  to   work!  In the first place,  how did these folks  come, and how did -they go?   The door  has not been  dp6ned since last night.  How of the window ?"   He carried the  lamp across   to   it,  muttering his   observations a.lond   the   while,"   but addressing them to himself rather than to  me.    "Window is snbibed on the inner  side.    Framework is solid.    No hinges  at the side.    Let us open it.    No water  "pipe hear.    Roof   quite   out of reach.  Yet a man  has  mounted by  the window.     It rained  a little last   night.  Here is the print of a foot in mold upon  the sill.    And here is a circular muddy  mark; and here  again upon tlie floor,  and here again by the'table." See here,  Watson !    This is really  a very pretty  demonstration."'      ���������/���������' ' u >   "  I looked at the' round, well-defined,  muddy  discs. ���������;'���������.'"��������� "This is not" a   footmark," said I. , .      '      v  .   "It is something  much more  va'lii-  ableto-us.    It is  the impression  of a  wooden stump.    You  see here  on. the  sill is the bootmark, a heavj*- boot with  a broad metal heel, andbeside it is the  mark of the timber-toe."  ,' 'It is the wooden-legged man."   ���������  "Quite so.':  But there has been some  oneelse���������a very able and efficient ally.  Could you scale that wall, doctor ?" .  TERROR TO  STOCKMEN.  Tlie   Gray  Wolf   and   Its   Destruction   ol  Prairie Herds.  Que of the greatest enemies of the  stock ranger on the great prairies is the  gray wolf, known among students of natural history as Canis latrans. It is the  largest wolf "that roams the American  continent and is no' doubt.the most voracious. It is very tricky in its method  of warfare and never lights or attacks in  the open. It preys upon live stock in the  corrals at night, when ,it is the boldest  in ''approaching.-,'habitations,' and its  usual method of attack is to jump upon  young animals, catch them by tho back  and in one snap of the jaw break the  vertibrre. ������������������   ' ,  In daylighfc on the plains, these gray  wolves will follow a herd of cattle for  hours, generally traveling iii pairs or  trios.  They will pick out a victim, such  TO BE CONTINUED.)  HAYTHAN,  THE  WICKED.  His "Wife Gives Him   a   Deserved Xectn.ro  on, Churchjfoiiifi:.  "I was reading today in the paper, "said  Haythan, "about a fellow: who went to  church and"-���������  "He did, did he? Went to church, eh?  Well, Silas Haythan, I do hope it made you  thoroughly- ashamed of yourself," Mrs.  Haythan interrupted, shaking one long  and bony finger at her lord and master.  "To my certain knowledge, you haven't  darkened a church door yourself in five  ycai's, although I have talked and talked  and tnlked and endeavored in my poor,  humbla way to mako you soo the error of  your course. It. is positively disgraceful  the way you stay at home, and I should  think that oven if you haven't very much  religion yourself you would be willing to  go to church now and then for thc sake of  your wife and children and to keep iieople  from talking about you as they do."  "Tho paper said that this fellow went to  church arid"��������� began Haythan as she  paused for a breath a single brief moment.  "Ho was a man, he was," again interrupted Mrs. Haythan, "and every one in  his neighborhood respected him, too, I'll;  be bound. , He wasn't looked upon by all  his neighbors as an anomaly, a queer  creature whose sole aim in life on Sunday  Keemed to be to sit at home and saturate  himself and his wife's lace curtains with  foul smelling tobacco smoke and read the  Sunday papers instead of gstting a clean  shave and putting on fresh, olean clothes  and taking his wife and children to church  as he should. Think, think," she cried  dramatically, "just think, Silas Haythan,  how much better off you would be if you  had been that man!"  "Oh, I don't know!" said Haythan.  "The paper said this fellow in church fell  dead while saying his prayers I"���������New  York Sunday Journal.  ' GItAY WOLF OF THE PLAINS.  as an old cow with a calf, and gradually  work in between the cow and the -herd,  circling'her out,' as the cowboys call it.  And when far away sufficiently from the  herders they will pounce upon the calf  and kill it in a twinkling.   ' *  If the cow shows fight, one of the  wolves will slip up behind her and suddenly spring upon her hock and hamstring her by severing the tendon with  one quick snap of tho jaws. Then the  cow falls an easy victim. The wolves  spring upon her throat, open an artery  with their teeth,' arid she soon bleeds to  death. State governments offer bounties  for the destruction of wolves and coyotes,  ranchmen put put poison, set traps and  hunt for them, but they are steadily increasing in, all parts of the west and  cost hundreds of, thousands of dollars  annually in loss of stock. If any means  could bo devised for the extinction of the  race, it would prove the greatest blessing to western stockmen.���������Lute Wilcox  in Denver Field and Farm.  Sheep Always Pay.  I very well remember the first start  we made in tho new direction by buying 12 cull ewres, at twice what they  were worth, giving a note  in payment,  and how those  12: old ewes the next  spring gave  us   21 lambs, and how the  wool from the  ewes  and. the wether  lambs and half of the old ewes that we  culled out and sold because they had no  teeth went  to pay  the  note, and how  from that day the sun began to rise on  our fortunes.    As soon  as I had a few  dollars that I could call ray own I invested them in sheep, and from that day  to this I have, owned sheep���������sometimes  by the thousands, generally by the hundreds, and occasionally only a few dozen.    I have never seen a year from that  time to this but that my sheep have given me a balance to profit when my books  ���������were balanced on the first day of January.    Sometimes it has  been small���������bo  small that  it could hardly be called a  profit���������but  at other  times it has been  large, and covering the whole period of  thirty odd years it-has been fairly good.  I have handled other kinds of live stock.  Horses have made me some money, cows  a little and hogs a little, but no class of  stock has paid me so well for the money  invested, for the feed consumed and for  the care given as has the sheep.    Its  hoof has  truly  been golden!���������George  McKerrow.  *<������>  Mr. Dryplate���������I should  like  to take a  snap shot at you, sir.  Red    Rube���������Ditto,   pard.���������Now  Journal.  York-  Distant Relationship.  Stranger���������I notice your name is De Million.    Are you related to the wealthy De  Millions of New York?  Poor but Respectable De Million���������I ������m  b���������a distant relation, sir.  "Indeed?   How distant?"  "Well, sir, as distant as they can keep  me, sir 1"���������-New York Weekly.  Another Place Setter.  Gholly Chumpleigh���������Here, on the floor,  let me press my suit, Miss Coldeal. I love  you I  Miss Coldeal���������You had better get up and  press your suit at home. You've bagged  your trousers at the knees.���������New York  Journal.  Dairy and Creamery.  The perpetual imprisonment of cowa  is as cruel as the imprisonment for life  of an innocent man would be.  When millet is fed to dairy cows,  there should be littlo seed left in tbe  heads. Millet seed is very stimulatng  and may produce garget in tho cows'  udders.  In the construction of standards for  milk and cheese both should be graded  according to the amount of fat they contain.  Hiram C. Wheeler, who ran in Iowa  a stock and dairy farm of 4,000 acres,  has sold his property and expects to establish in Texas the largest dairy farm  in the world. His place will include  over 7,000 acres of land 50 miles northeast of Galveston. He will have in connection with his dairy two of the milking machines with which he recently  experimented in Iowa. The claim ia  made that each machine can milk 200  cows at once, but perhaps this is a fairy  tale.  There is more satisfaction in producing first olass goods at a reduced cost  and thus saving money than there is in  producing goods in a wasteful fashion  and getting a higher price for them.  ?}  1-1  <"  4  '.'���������'I  \':  v ���������������!  I PEAYER FOR RULERS  REV. DR. TALMAGE CALLS THE NATION TO ITS KNEES.'  mighty  oapital,,  i Before  He  Gives  iffany Ke'isons Why   \Ve   Should  Pray for   Those   in  Authority���������UJs Plea  for   the   Hig-h    Tide   of   National   l'ros-  ���������'��������� perity...-.'.���������' =^_ '"  Washington, April 11.���������This discourse  of Dr1. Talmage, delivered before a  throng, goes forth from the  calling the nation to its knees,  beginning his sermon Dr. Talmage made an eloquent appeal for  American aid for the suffering.'���������> millions  of India. Eighty millions are affected by  the famine, and unless America gener-  |ously comes to the rescue millions of-  ilives will be'sacrificed..' His text was I  Timothy ii, 1, "I exhort, therefore, that,  first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made  for all men, for kings and for all that  are in authority."  .That  which  ''London    is  Paris" to    France,    Berlin  ��������� Rome to Italy, Vienna   to  to England,  to  Germany,  Austria-,    St.  ^Petersburg  Washington   is to  the United States republic. The people  who live here see more of the chief, men  of the nation than any who live ariy-  ' where else between Atlantic and Pacific  ;oceans. If a senator, or member of tlie  house of representatives, or."':'supreme  court justice, or secretary of the cabinet,  or representative of foreign nation enters  a public assembly in any  other   city, his  ' coming' and going ..' are remarked upon,  and '.unusual deference is'paid to him. In  this capital there are , so many political  chieftains in our churches, our streets,  our halls, that their coining and going  make no excitement. The Swiss seldom  look up to the ,.Matterhorn or Jungfrau  or Mont Blanc, because these people are  use.to the Alps.D So we at this capital  'are so accustomed to '.walk among mountains of officials and political eminence  'that they are not to us a great novelty.  Morning, noon and night we meet tlie  giants. But there is no place on -earth  where the importance of the Paulino  ,. injunction to prayer for .those in eminent.  place ought to be better appreciated. At  this,time, w*hen our public men have before, them the rescue of our-national treasury from appalling deficits, and tlie  Cuban   question,    and    the      arbitration  , question, and in many .departments': men  are taking important positions which are  to them new and untried, I would like  to quote'ihy text -with a whole tonnage  of emphasis: ��������� words '-written ,: by the  scarred missionary to the young theolo:  gian Timothy* "I exhort, thereforepthat;  , first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made  for all men, for kings   and   for   all that  , are in authority."   ,  Keasons for Prayer;  If I have the time and do not forget  ' eome of them, before I get through 1. will  give you four or five reasons why tlie  people of .'th'p, Tim tod States ought to  make earnest and continuous prayer for  those in eminent place. .  First,:   because   that   will   put,  us  in  proper   attitude   toward   the   successful  men of the nation.  After you have prayed  for a   man   you   will   do    him    justice.  i There is a bad   streak   in human nature  . that demands ns to assail   those that are  more successf uf than ourselves.   It shows  itself in boyhood when the lads,   all running to get their ride on   the   back   of a  carriage, and one gets on,    those   failing  to get on shout to   the   driver, "Cut be-  ���������'���������"hindl"    Unsuccessful   men   seldom  like  those who in any department are successful.  The cry is, "He is   a   political acci-  dentl" or "He.bought   his   way up!" or  "It just happened so!" and   there   is an  ; impatient waiting for him to come down  ' more rapidly than he went up.    The best  cure for such cynicism is   prayer.    After  we have risen from   our   knees   we   will  ��������� be wishing   the   official t good instead of  evil.   We will be hopiug for him benediction   rather   than   malediction.      If   he'  ' makes a mistake, we   will call   it a mistake instead   of   malfeasance   in   office.  'And, oh, how much happier we   will be.  for wishing one evil is diabolic, but washing one good is saintly, is angelic, is god-  , like!, When   the   Lord drops a man into  depths beyond   which   there   is no lower  ? depth, he allows   him   to   be   put on an  ��������� investigating   committee   witli   the   one  : hope of   finding   something   wrong.    In  ' general   assemblies   of   the Presbyterian  church, in conferences of   the   Methodist  j church, in conventions of   the   Episcopal  ; church, in house of   representatives   and  " in senate of United States there  are men  always glad to.be appointed on   the com-  , mittee - of   malodors,    while    there     are  ' those who are glad to be put on the com-  ' mittee on   eulogiums     After   you.   have  prayed, in the,words of my   text,   for all  ��������� that   are   in   authority,    you   will   say,  ("Brethren,   gentlemen,    Mr.    Chairman,  . excuse me front serving on   the   committee of ma-lodors, for last night, just before J  I prayed for those in eminent  position, I  read that chapter  in   Corinthians   about  charity   which    'liopeth   all   things' and  'thinketh no evil.' "    The committee   of  I malodors is an important committee, but  j I here now declare that those are  incom-  [petent for its   work   who   have,    not in  ��������� spirit of conventionality, but  in spirit of  j earnest importunity, prayed   for those in  j high position.   I cannot help it, but I do  i like a St. Bernard better than   a   blood-  l hound, and I   would   rather   be a hum-  fming   bird   among   honeysuckle   than a  i crow swooping upon field carcasses."  ( Perplexities of Public *Cife.  |    Another reason why we should pray for  Hhose in eminent   place   is   because they  i have such multiplied   perplexities.     This  ) city at this time holds   hundreds  of men  ;'who are  expectant   of   preferment,    and  * United States mail bags, as never before,  i are full of   applications.    Let   me   say I  ' have no sympathy with either the uttered  for printed sneer at what are called "office  seekers."    If I had not  already   received  I appointment as minister   plenipotentiary  from the high  court   of   heaven���������and   I  had at my back   a   family   for   whom I  wished to achieve a   livelihood,,  there   is  no employer whose service I would sooner  seek than city,   state   or   United   States  government.    Those governments are the  promptest   in   their   payments,    paying  just as well in   hard   times   as   in good  times and   during   summer   vacation as  during winter work.   Besides that, many  of us have been paying taxes  to city and  state and nation for years,   and while we  are indebted for the protection of governr  merit, the government   is   indebted.to us  for?! he honest support we have   rendered  id.    So I wish success   to all earnest and  r.i nipetent   riien   who   appeal to   city or  state or nation for a place to work.    But  how many men in high place in city and  state and nation are at their wits' end to  know what to do, when for some    places  there are ten applicants and   for others aj  hundred! Perplexities arise from the fact  that citizens sign petitions without reference to the qualifications of the applicant  for   the places applied for.    You sign the  application because the applicant  is your  friend.    People sometimes want   that for  which they have no   qualification,   as we  hear   people   sing   "I   want   to   be   an  angel,"-when they offer the   poorest material possible for angelhood���������boors waiting to be sent to foreign palaces   as   embassadors, and men without any business  qualification   wanting to   be   consuls  to  foreign ports, and   illiterates,   capable in  one letter Of   wrecking   all   the   laws of  orthography'and syntax,    desiring   to be  put into   positions   where  .most   of   the  work   is   done   by   correspondence.     If  divine help is 'needed in any place in the  world, it is in those places where patronage is distributed.    In years gone by awful niistakes have been made.  Only God,  who made the world but of chaos, could,  out of the crowded pigeon-holes of public  men, develop   symmetrical   results.    For  this reason   pray   Almighty   God for all  those in authority. >���������   '  never themselves get   burr.. ���������'���������  They  make  the speeches and   others   make   the self-  sacrifices.    Notice   that all those who instigated, our civil war never as   a; consequence got so much as a   splinter   under  the thumb nail., and they all   died p'eae'e-  . fully in their beds.    I had  two friends���������  as thorough friends as old men can he to  a young man���������Wendell Phillips and Robert Toombs.  They were not among those  who   expected   anything     advantageous,  from the strife,    but took their  positions  conscientiously. 'They both had as much  to do with tlie   starting of   the   war between the north   and   the   south   as any  other two men..: A million brave northern  and southern dead were pnt in the grave  trenches,    but   the   two   illustrious  and  holiest men   I   have   mentioned' were in  good   'health ' long   after   the   ending of  things at A'ppomattox,   and if those who  advocated measures recently   that,, would  have brought on war between our   country .and Spain or England or Turkey had  God to the Rescuei ,.  "Flien there are the   vaster   perplexities  of our   relations'.-with   foreign    governments.  For directions in such affairs the  God of nations should be implored.    The  demand   of   the   people   is sometimes so  heated, so   unwise, that   it   must not be  heeded. .- Hark to the boom of' that   gun  which'sends from the American   steamer  San Jacinto a shot across  the bow of the  British merchant steamer Trent, Nov. 3,  1801.     Two   distinguished     southerners,  with their secretaries   and   families,   are  .on the way to   England   and   France to  officially   enlist   them   for   the southern  Confederacy.      After   much   protest.'������the  commissioners,   who    had   embarked for  England and    France,    surrendered   and  ���������were taken to Fort Warren, near Boston.  The capture was a plain   invasion of the  laws of nations   and   antagonistic   to  a  principle for the establishment of   which  the United States government had fought  in other days.  However, so great was the  excitement that the secretary of the Unit  ted States.navy   wrote   an   applauditory  letter to Captain   Wilkes;   commander of  the San Jacinto, for his *' prompt and decisive action," and the house of representatives passed a resolution   of o thanks for  ,'' brave, adroit   and:. patriotic   conduct,''  and the millions of the north   went wild  witli enthusiasm, and all the newspapers  and churches joined in the  hitzza.    England and France   protested,    the   former  demanding that unless the  distinguished  prisoners   should     be     surrendered   and  apology made for insult   to   the   British  flag within ten days   Lord   Lyons   must  return to'London, taking all the archives  of the British legation.    War   with England and France   seemed inevitable, and  ���������war with England and   France   at   that  time would have made a restored   American nation impossible for a long   while,  if not forever.    Then , God   came   to the  rescue and helped the president   and   his  secretary of state.    Against   the   almost  unanimous sentiment of the people of the  north    the    distinguished     Confederates  were surrendered, the law of nations was  kept inviolate,'   the   lion's  .paw was not  lifted to strike the eagle's beak, and perhaps the worst disaster   of  centuries was  avoided.  There came another crisis   within   the.  last two years, when millions   of   people  demanded    that   American   war   vessels  sail into   Turkish    waters   and   stop the  'atrocities against   the   Armenians.     The.  people at large   have no idea of the pressure brought upon our government to do  this rash thing.    Missionaries   arid other  prominent Americans in and around Con  stantinople assembled at the  office of the  American legation   and   demanded   that  our   minister   plenipotentiary    cable   to  Washington for  United   States   ships   of  war, and they suggested the words of the  cablegram.    Had   our   ships   gone    into  those waters the guns of foreign nations,  everlastingly jealous   of us,   would have  been turned against   our   shipping,    and  our navy, within a few years   become respectable in power, would   have   crawled  backward in disgrace.   The proposition to  do what could not be done was mercifully,  withdrawn.  The Risrht Thin_.  There will not be a year between now  and the next 20 years - when those Avho  are in authority will not need the fruid-  auce of the God of nations. God only can  tell tjie right time for nations to do the  right thing. To do tlie right thing at the  wrong time is as bad as to do thc wrong  tiling at any tinie. Cuba will one day be  free, but it will be after sho has shown  herself capable of free government. To  acknowledge Cuban independence now  would be to acknowledge what does not  exist. Tlie time may come when the  Hawaiian islands-may be a part of our  government. But it will be when they  have decidedly expressed the desire for  annexation. In all national affairs there  is a clock. The hands of that clock are  not always seen by human eyes. But God  sees them, not only tho hour hand, but  the minute hand, and when the hands  announce that the right hour has come  the clock will strike, and we ought to be  in listening attitude. "The Lord reign-  eth. Let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of the isles lie glad thereof."  You see there arc always iu places of  authority unbalanced men who want war,  because they do not realize what war is,  or they are designing men, who want  war foi- the same reason that wreckers  like hurricanes and foundering ships, because of what may float ashore from the  ruins.    You see that men who start ware  been successful in bringing on the wholesale niurder, they themselves would now  have been above ground, as I hope they  will be, to celebrate the birth of the  twentieth .century. If God had not interfered, we Wftuld have had three wars  ���������within the last two years���������war with  England, war with Spain and war with  Turkey, this last joined by other nations  transatlantic. To preserve the peaceful  equipoise which such men are disturbing,  we need a divine balancing, for which  all good men on both sides the sea ought  to be every day praying.  A Mitflity Service.  ��������� Again, prayer to God for   those in authority is oiir only way of being   of   any  practical service to theni,    for    the   niost  part, an   impertinence.    They   have   all  the facts as we cannot   have   them,   and  they see the subject   in all   its   bearings  ami we'can be of no help to them, except  through   the-supplication   that   our text  advises.    In that way we may be infinite  re-enforcement.   The mightiest thing you  can do for a in an is to pray for   him.    If  the old Bible be true,    arid   if   it  is not'  true it; has been, the only imposition that  ever blessed the world,   turning   barbarism into1 civilization   arid   tyrannies into  republics���������-I say if the old Bible be  true,  God answers prayer.    You may get a, letter, and through forgetfulness or  lack of  time not answer it, but God never gets a  genuine   letter   that   he   does not   make  reply.    Every genuine prayer is a  child's J  letter to his   heavenly   Father,    and '��������������������������� he j  '���������will answer it, and though -you may get  .'��������� many letters, from your  child before you  respond, some day   you  say: "There!    I  have received ten letters from niy daughter, and I will answer them  all now and  a!, once, arid though not. in .just "the way  that she hopes for, I   will   do   it   in  the  bo'-t way, a:.jd though she asked me for a  iv.���������<;������������������."��������������������������� ;;f -mu ic,'���������"���������_ will not give it to her,  for 1 do not like   the . music   spoken   of,  but.Twill send her a deed to a house and  lot, to be hers forever." So God does riot  in --''all cases' answer in the way those who  sent the prayer hoped for, but   he   in all  case'SgiYes what is   asked   for or   something better.     So ��������� prayers-'. went 'up from  the north and the south   at   the   time of  our civil war,and they were all answered  at. Gettysburg^   You cannot make iiie believe that God answered only the northern  prayers,   for   there   were  just as devout  prayers answered   south    of   Mason   and  Dixon's line as north of it, and God gave  what   was    asked     for,    or    something  as   much   more   valuable   as   a    house  and lot are worth- more   than a. sheet of  music.    There is not a good and   intelligent man between  the   gulf   of   Mexico  and the St. Lawrence river who does not  believe that God did   the best thing possible when, he stood this nation   down in  186.5 a. glorious unity,   never-   to   be rent  until the waters   of   the   Ohio   and   the  Savannah, the Hudson and the Alabama,  are licked up by the long, red tongues of  a world on (ire.. Yea! God sometimes answers prayers on a large scale.  because many thought if they had Daniel  Webster's jioor penmanship, it might indicate they had Webster's genius. The  document reads as follows:-���������  "If it shall hereafter be the will of  God that this structure shall fall from its  base, that its foundation be upturned and  this deposit be brought, to the eyes of  men, be it then'known that on this day  the nation of the United States or* America stands firm; that their constitution  still exists unimpaired and . with all its  original usefulness and glory, growing  every day stronger and stronger in the  affection of the great body of the American, people, and attracting more and  naore the admiration of the world, and  all here assembled, whether belonging  to public life or to private life, with  hearts devoutly thankful to Almighty  God for the preservation of the liberty  and the, happiness of the country; unite  in sincere and. fervent.prayers that this  deposit, and the. walls and arches, the  doines and towers, the columns and  entablatures now ���������'-,to. be erected over jt  may endure forever. God save the United  States of America! Daniel Webster, secretary of state of the United States."  A >'e\v Consecration.  That was beautiful and   appropriate at  the laying of-the cornerstone of    the   extension of the capitol 58   years   after the  cornerstone of the old   capitol   had   been  laid.   Yet the cornerstone of our republic  ���������was first laid   in    177(5,    and   at  there-  establishment of   our   national    government was laid again   in    1865..   But   are  we not   ready for the laying of   the cornerstone of a broader and higher national  life? ' We   have   as a.   nation  received.so  much from God.    Do  ��������� we   not   owe new  consecration?    Are   we   not ready to become a   better   Sabbath   keeping,   peace  loving, virtue honoring, God   worshiping  nation?    Are   we   not   ready   for such a  cornerstone laying?    Why   not now let'it  take   place?     With   long   procession'   of  prayers, moving from the north  -and the  south, the east   and   the   west,    let   the  scene be made august beyond comparison.  The God   of nations,    who   hath dealt,  with lis as with no other people, will preside at the solemnization.    By the square  and the level and the plumb  of the everlasting'right let the cornerstone    be   adjusted!    Let    that   cornerstone    be   the  masoning   together   of   the  two granite  tables on  which   the1   law   was   written  when Sinai shook with   the   earthquake,  and inside, that conerstone   put   the Sermon ���������. on the   Mount and a scroll containing the names of al! the men and women  who have fought and prayed   and :.toiled  for the good of this nation, from the first  martyr of the American Revolution down  to the.last woman who bound up  a soldier's wounds in the field   hospital.,   And  let some one, worthy to do so, strike the  stone three times with   the   gospel hammer, in the name of God the Father, God  the Son and God the Holy  Ghost.    Then  let the buildirig   rise, one wall   laved by  the Pacific ocean, and  the   other washed  of the Atlantic,   xvntil its   capstone shall  3  "A FARMER'S WJFE  o3  TELLS   A    STORY    OF   YEARS  PAIN AND SUFFERING.  OF  Doctors Utterly -Failed to Help -Her and  Morphine Was Continually Kesorted to���������  Became So Weak .She Could Scarcely  Perforin  Her Household  Duties.  From the Beaver, Napanee.,  Mr. and Mrs;    Bobt. ��������� Stone have been  residents of the township of-.Erases town,  about ten   miles   east,   of Nnpanee, for a  period of about three   years,, and   in that  time have gained the esteem of   all their  neighbors.    For   six   years   previous   to  this time they   had    lived   in   Glenwood  Springs. Colorado,   and   it   was   during  their residence there that Mrs. Stone was  attacked .with an illness   that   made her  life miserable for  years.    To   a   reporter  who recently, interviewed   her   she  told  the-following   story: "During the   early  ���������part of   our   residence   in   Colorado, my  illness first came on.  At the outset every  two or three week's I would   be   attacked  with a pain in my stomach.    J.a ter on it  greatly increased in severity, and at times  was so bad that I -would.������������������scream   aloud  with the pain.    A doctor   was  called in,  but thc only benefit I ever received   from  his treatment was   through the injection  of morphine into my arm, as a   re-uilt of  which the    pain    would   gradual I.*    pass  away.    The   medicine   which w;is given'  ���������me, however,' had,not the slightest effect  and the   doctor   appeared    to   be greatly  perplexed, and thereafter   continually resorted to injections'   of   .-morphine whenever the attacks came on.   -These attacks  continued at intervals until    our   r.-lurn  to Canada, when    they   increased in fre-   Rigrhteous Selfishness.  Another reason wr.y we should obey the  Pauline injunction of   the  text and pray  for all that   are in   authority    is that so  very much of    our   own   prosperity .and  happiness are involved in    their    doings.  A selfish reason,    .\ ou   say.     Yes,    but a  righteous   selfishness     like ' that    which  leads   you.   to    take    care   of   your  own  health and preserve your own life.    Prosperous government means    a   prosperous  people.     Damaged government   means   a  (.damaged people.    We all go up   together  oi- we all go down   together.     When    we  pray for our rulers, we pray for ourselves,  for our homes, for the   easier   gaining of  a livelihood, for   better prospects for our  children, for the hurling   of   these,  -hard  times so far down the  embankment they  can never climb up   again.     Do not look  at anything that pertains to public interest as having no relation to yourself.   We  are touched   by   all    the   events   in   our  national history, by   the   signing   of the  compact in the cabin of   the   Mayflower,  by tlie small ship, the Half Moon, sailing  up the Hudson, by the treaty of William  Penn,  by thc hand that made    the'"Liberty'bell" sound its first stroke,    by   Old  Ironsides plowing the high seas.     And if  touched by all the events of past   America certainly by   all    the   events   of   thc  lire.sent day.    Every prayer you make for  our rulers, if the   prayer    bo of the right  stamp and worth anything, has a rebound  of benediction for your own   body, mind  and soul.  Words oT Webster.  The most of them are dead���������those who  in 18f>l moved in that procession that  marched from the city hall of Washington down Louisiana avenue to Seventh  street, and then through Pennsylvania  avenue to the north gate of yonder capitol, to lay thc cornerstone of the extension of that capitol. The president, who  that day presided, and solemnlv struck  the stone three times in dedication, long  ago quit earthly scenes,and the lips of the  great orator of that hour are dust, and  the grand master of that occasion long  ago put down the square and the level  and the plumb with which, for the last  time, he pronounced a cornerstone well  laid. Hut what most interests me now is  that inside that cornerstone, in a glass  jar. hermetically sealed, is a document  of national import, though in poor penmanship. It is the penmanship of Daniel  Webster, which almost ruined the penmanship of this country for  many years,  belaid amid the shouting of all nations,  by that time as free as our own divinely  founded, divinely constructed and divinely protected republic, the last throne of  oppression having fallen flat into the  dust, and the last shackle of tyranny  been hung up in museum as a relic of  barbaric ages.  poisoSploeD  Dreadful Death-Draught Gomes  From Diseased Kidneys  "When Uric Acid Flows in the Veins, Tjife  looks Out of Darkened Windows, expecting- soon the Close of Day.  The fashionable Italian poison of the  XVI. century was Aqua Torfana. It was  used by the medicisand all the first families of Home, Genoa and Naples. In five  years historians tell us, over 600 wives  used it to make widows of themselves.  In these modern days a   more   terrible  and more prevalent poison is  decimating  the human family, and men have   asked  in vain for an  antidote.    It   is the uremic poisoning of   the   blood, caused   by  diseased kidneys.  The poison which these  useful organs should filter from the blood  is allowed to remain   in   the   circulation  and courses through the body, like  "Accursed Hebenon. . . . whose effect  Holds such an enmity with blocd of man,  That with sudden vigor   it   doth   posset  and curd  Like eager droppings into milk,  The thin and wholesome blood."  To-day there is a remedy. Science has  discovered a sure cure. All may have  and apply it. It is sold under the name  of DODD'S KIDNEY' PILLS.  It is a specific lor all Kidney ailments.  It cures by restoring the Kidneys, so  that they properly perform their natural  functions. It is the only known cure for  Diabetes, and Bright's Disease. For sale  by druggists everywhere, and the Dodd's  Medicine Co., Ltd., Toronto, Ont.  Mr. Vernon Bromley, Trenton, Ont.,  says: "For a number of years have  suffered severely from Rheumatism and  Sciatica. Was induced to procure a half  dozen boxes of Dodd's Kidney Pills  which I have used, and from being a  cripple I am a well man."  Mr. Thos. Harrison, St. Mary's, N.B.,  says: "In spite of all other treatment I  suffered for nearly a year with Stone of  the Bladder. I was relieved by passing  the same, after using one box of Dodd's  Kidney Pills, and completely cured by a  few boxes."  Mr. Wm. McEvela, 275 Friel St., Ottawa, says: "Two boxes of Dodd's Kidney Pills have worked a wonderful cure  in my case. Had been laid up with kidney trouble for months."  G. B. Cones, Orillia, Ont., says: "I  most cheerfully testify that five boxes of  Dodd's Kidney Pills have cured me of  Diabetes from which I suffered two  years.''  quency and intenseness.    The result wai  tnat I grew very weak,    and my   whole  system appeared to be" giving   out.    My  complexion turned a yellowish   hue, and  Ihad little or   no   appetite!    Latterly   I  would   be attacked with   fainting spells,  preceded by attacks of   dizziness.    I   became., utterly   unable   to   stand fatigue,  and could ������������������with   the   greatest   diffioulty  perform my household  duties.    A, doctor  was called in who   treated   me   for some  time without benefitti ng me   any.    Then  he gave me what I now know   to be Dr.  Williams!;: Pink - Pills,: ahd   after I had  used two boxes I felt, somewhat   better.  I then purchased   the   pills   myself  and  continued the   treatment.    I   found that  the   pain was   gradually   decreasing.    I  could get rest and sleep at   night, which  had hitherto been   almost   impossibte.    I  continued using Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  for several months, and the result is that  they have effected a. complete cure, and I  am now enjoying the best   of   health.    I  can assure you it is a   great   relief to be  free from the trouble that   made my life  miserable for so many years   and   I have  to thank   Dr.    Williams'   Pink   Pills tor  succeeding when doctors had failed."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills act directly  .upon the blood and nerves, building  them anew and thus drivingdisea.se from  the system. There is no trouble due to  either of these causes which Pink Pills  will not cure, and in hundreds of eases  they have restored patients to health  after all other remedies had' failed. Ask  for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and take  nothing else. The genuine are always  enclosed in boxes the wrapper around  which bears the full trade mark, "Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People."  May be had from all dealers or sent post  paid on receipt of 50 cents a box or 6  boxes for $2.50, by addressing the Dr.  Williams Medicine Co.,   Brockville, Ont.  Realistic Art.  Miss Past'elette (musing)���������Strange I  can't think of any new designs for posters. I want something real,grotesque and  fiendish. Now I have it; I'll paint the  kind of necktie Albert would wear if I  would let him.  Dyspepsia or Indigestion is occasioned  by the want of action in the biliary ducts,  loss of vitality in tlie stomach to secret tbe  gastric juices, without which digestion  cannot go on; also, being tje principal  causeof Headache. Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills taken before going to bed,for a while,  never fail to gilve relief and effect a cure.  Mr. F. W. .Ashdown, Ashdown, Ont.,  writes: Parmelee's Pills are taking the  lead against teu other makes which I have  in stock."  Incrcjisinjj thc Cost.  "Your little boy's long illness was expensive, Mrs. Yellow by';"'  "Indeed it was; every time we gave  him a dose of medicine he flung the  bottle at a mir-*or or through a window."  How to Cure Headache.���������Some people  suffer untold misery day after day with  Headache. There is rest neither day or  night until the nerves are all unstrung.  The cause is generally a disordered stomach, and a cure can be effected bj* using  Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, containing  Mandrake and Dandelion. Air. Finlay  Wark, Lysander, P. <^., writes: **i Jind  Parmelee's Pills a lir.-st-class article  Bilious Headache."  for  On II U ( ' iiiird.  "What made that tnuri.-t 1  policemen come in here witi; ni;i.  the proprietor of the (I't-iv.ie tie  "Somebody outside to it: i.i.-n  wero a scalper."  : wo-  ������������������e.J j^^^^rs;1-^^;^-^^^  ���������ciH^vii; _3._^^7^-.-j;S'ir_-L_n_!;  iiSLKXibxr.s&Vf*  i ������������������" ���������;,___!_ _i; K.ti^x~  -���������*--*r.^.--'**W;ri^T^----W-T-^E^ ,->.i;._,-i- -  G. A. McBain  & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.  LOCALS  The H M. 'SV Irnperieusa reached Comox  on Saturday. /  The bridge over the Tsable River is nearT  ly completed.  The News returns thank's to Mr. Borden Watson for'some slendid trout.  Mr. T. D. McLean, j :v.*2lei- and stationer, ������������������  provided  the   third   prize,    presented   ia'sr  Thursday evening.   - ���������������������������''  Mr. I). Kill pat rick has, the contract for  gravelling ihc new end of the Courtenay  ���������road andth;- Roy road from the post-of-  fce to the Big Meadow.  The proprietor of the Due Wall store  has purchased this year's crop, ere. of  Mr. Dowell's ranch on Hornby Island,  an_ leased the same for five years.  \Ve havo received a letter giving an account of a party up the ..."Settlement which  w������, should be glad-to' publish,'but caunot be-  *\   -^use the writer  did   not   give   hia   name.  y *-.* (. -      ,,' --*���������  Where one doss hot wish his name published as the writer he has simply to say so,  but we mu3t know who "toudi the anwa to  mike sure it is genuine.  '      c  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes, for gents at .  Leiser's,  PERSONALS.  -   Mrs. Weuborn and Mrs.    Eanis   left   Friday for Nanaimo.  Dr. Wassou of Wellington .was up hare  the first of the week'. <  F. B. Smith, 0. E.jreturned last weak  from a trip to Kooteuay.  Fred Cock, whom everybody will remember, is now foreman mechanic of a mine near  Rossland. <,.".'  We le'irn that A. D. William-*, formerly  of Union, now of Sdndon, ia.doing a rushing  business.      .  Mr3. Freeman and: daughter expect to return this week on the Glory of the Seas to  Saa  Francisco. .'������������������������������������'  Mr. J. E.  Freeman, in  answer to.a'bnsi-  ��������� nesa call, left on  the  Thistle  to makr con. '  nection for Sau Francisco.  Rev. W. Hiclr.3 went down to N.anaimo  Friday. He expected to visit Vancouver  and return this week on "Wednesday.  George Hall, who .was f-ciins; posbaiasfc.fr  here for some mOQ.fehs,-.has live or sis' clerks  under him in the Rossland post office. '..������.:  Dr. Millard is so much improved ho is abls  to ait up, and hopes to leave the Jubilee  Hospital for home so. as to  reach  h-ira -thiV  Miss G-ibs on, who was a candidate for  nurse at the hospital here once upon a tint:-  has a good position in. the telegraph ofike  at Rossland.  Rev.. J. A. Logan, wife and family left  last week for their new boras at Ebu'rne.'  Quite a number of friend;-: wersav the station, Friday morning, to bid 'them ���������-'good  bye."  ' DIED  ROBIERO���������At the hospita', Union, B. C.  Aug. 15th, John P'rancis. Robiero. He  was single and past middle life. He once  owned a ranch and worked in Comox  Settlement.  Mrs. Westwood, mother af B. and J.  Westwood of this piact, died Saturday at  Nanainio. Her sons left on the Thistle to at-  , tend the funeral.  Str. CTl'Y oi' NAjSTAIHO ���������  Passenger List.   '  Aug-. 1.1th..  F. D. Jones, A. Urquhart, Mr. Weaborn,  F. Stewart, Italian, R. Creech,   Rev.   J.   C.  Forster, Mrs. Lamb, 0.   Xeeu,   Mrs.  Richards,    Mrs.    Slailen,   Miss Urquhart,    Mrs.  Galbraifch, Mr. Clake, J. Williams, W. Pier-,  cy, H. Beadnell, Mrs. Cowie,   A.   Dick,   F.  B. Smith, C. E., Mrs. Russell.  Remembered.  The Ladies' . Aid of tho Presbyterian  Church presented Mrs. J. A. Logan a handsome purse before her departure.  A few of the Masons of Union ami Comox  presented, in an informal way, R'-v, Mr.  Lagan, Grand Chaplain, on Wednesday last,  a well-filled pur3e.  CANINE   NUISANCE.  Editor News���������-Dear   Sir: In   a   curtain  part of the town there is   a   rough   looking  mongrel, which makes  night  hideous   with  howling  and  barking.    Not content  with  his own power to annoy, he will  run  about  from house to house, summoning to his   aid  his fellow mongrels.    This done, the  canine  vocalists join in chorus,    and   keep   it   np.  The soprano of thc terrier is accompanied by  the other voices down to bass of the chorus.  Now I like my neighbor,    aud   I   admire  his love for keeping and petting a dumb animal; but my love for him and Jus animal diminishes, more or lesa, when the   latter   annoys a whole neighborhood.    Long   association with tbe yelping of a  canine   cur    may  be as music to his dreams.     1   hope   thougii  that he will not only seek his own peace but  ha   a little considerate of tnm   of   his   gcnl  neighbors.    I ouc.: hi'led a dog of   n.b.o   fur  bad habit of barking at night.     F*-.-r.'iiic>.-i my  friend and   neighbor will,   a'ter   seeing this,  curb the vocai propensity of his pet dog.    ?.  know th���������t minus  his   particular   mongrel,  the canine choir will split up a ,ct di������t-a_d.  ������������������-Anti- Mongrel.  Farewell Social.  . The social given by--the'. Ladies of the  Presbvterian Church, last Wednesday  evening, although informal and unadver-  ���������tised, was well attended. It took place  in -the Church' after the regular weekly  prayer meeting in the basement. The  .ladies: had prepared refreshments, and  the time was given up principally to the  social ...Teatine. ' Before the close , Mr.  Mc'Allen took the chair, and with <a few  pleasant remarks expressed the regret  which was felt at the parting soon to take  place between the society and their pastor. Rev. Mr. Hicks being11 called  responded in a few well 'chosen.������������������word?,  ,and Mr. Whitney, spoke feelingly of the  high estimation in which both Mr. and  Mrs. Logan were held in this community  and the kiss which the public would  sustain by their departure/      >, -'.'    -    ,  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.   ,  Mrs. Reid, the matron, reports lately  received at the hospital:'" Flowers and a  bibie from Miss Barnes of, Comox, also  flowers from Mrs. Little of Union, and  from Mrs. Willemar of Sandwick.  ������������������lie-portof Coroner's J-ury.  We the jury, find, after hearing the  evidence, that the deceased, Chin Kwong  Euen, met his death through his own  carelessness; and we find, the company  exempt from all blame, a's the evidence  points out there was ample, room to keep  clear of the cars.        .."���������',,'.  Wm. GleAson, foreman,  .    '��������� , , , Fred. Sur.ros,  ..-'.-<- David bTERKBi.RG,   ���������  .-.''���������. -'.WM./AiUNSLY,  Frank Barrow, .v  F. E Dangerfield-. ^  THE GAME ACT.  We published, lately-''the-, provisions-  of the game Act taken from a placard  sent'out by the government some "months  since, supposing it to contain the law as  it exists to-day. However we; find that  the Game Act was again amended last  winter. What a pity it,is the legislature  is forever tinkering 'with thc law !  ' According   to   the   amended   Act   the  "close season" here is as follows:  "West of tlie Cascades���������Any ptarmigan or meadow larks, from the 31st day���������  of January',to the'20th- day- of August,  inclusive; wild duck of all kinds, bittern,  plover and heron, from the 1st day of  March to the- 31st day of August, inclusive; grouse or pheasants from the 2d  -day���������'���������'of January to the 301I1 day of September, inclusive: Provided that the  birds known' in this Prevince as robins  may be destroyed in an orchard or garden'-.it any t;me between the 1st day of  June and the ist day of September:"  ������������������.:'"' ���������;-.."      ������������������-. '':"��������� 1T0TICE.    ' " *- * :/'. '.,,     ,  ...Having purchased the livery outfit of  Mr.. Ed Woods' I am prepared to accommodate the public with good ri^s at  reasonable prices.  July 2S1I1,   -   .    Gordon Murdock.  ST7I\TDA"_" SEE VICES  TE.INITT- Church���������Services in   the   evening.    Rev. J. X. Willemar, rector.  Methodist Church���������t Services at the  usual hours morning and evening. Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  St. Geoecje's Presbytekian Chukch���������  Rv. J. C. Forste . Services at 11 a.  m. and 7 p. 111. Sunday Schoo ���������t2:30.  Y.P.S. C.Ej.   at   close " of   evening   service.  Do you know that we can print you just  as neat a business card as you. can get in  any other, printing office in the Province,  and just as cheap too? Bear in mind, we  print meal tickets also ? In fact we can  do anything in the line of job printing;  Give us a trial.  ...FOR  SALE...  Consisting 'of.;'Cows,'; Heifers,  Calves, Bulls', ..all a No. i  stock of the , best Strains, and  registered in A. J. C. C: also  Berkshire.Swine from '  IniportEcl Stock..  '   ���������"��������� ' ��������� '    c     ' "'   - ' ' ''  and I talian   Bees,   prices   1 ow.  Address: J; S. SMITH  c    : .".. Clover\A/ork   Farm ...  CHILLIWACK, B.C."'-' .,"  .Su bscribe .for    TH E     N *-*��������������� VVS  $2.00 pei' annum: .  Espimalt S lejialmo Ey. ���������  Time   Table   No.   28,  To take effect at S a.m.  on Monday  Mar  29th 1897.    Trains run on Paeitic  -   Standard time.  ,; GOING N ORTH���������Read down.  .    '.',. . ~~.     ~        Sat. &  1 Daily. 1 Sund'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. M.  | p.m. '..  "Wellington   ..;...    .. |  '8.00   |    i.00  ^r. Nanaimo .|   11.4S |    7.25  Ar. Wellington .':....'.;.;, |   12.15 |    7.45-  GOING : S O U T H���������R ea d up.   '���������    ���������������������������'���������   ���������;���������������������������  J...-A M,.  1������ M  ' ' ��������� ��������� ��������� '.. .:   ��������� :���������'  I Daily.  Sat. &  Siind'y.  Ar.  Victoria.....    i    12.30  8.00  Lv.  Nuimimo for Victoria....  1   8.-.I0  <U3  Lv,  Wellington for Victoria  |   S.lo  4; 15  For ratca and information apply,  at Com-  pony's oiiiccs. -  A.DUNSMUIR, JOSEPH HUNTER.  .',,'. Preside)* t.. Gon'l Supt  Jl. iC.l'KIOK,  (.'en.  Krcifihl and I'iibscdkcv Act,  *-N'<w*N'r������:^,_t-,vAflH*_ir-v.���������j������*--e.*-_i  ���������������__--( -^(.*>AM������^/j-f-rw-ir������_-yrn������riiM*^xr>A������i4M'n  ��������� ��������� M J   H ������ N R Y  1-7 V Ii S E It Y 1-7 A H  AMD FLOaiST  FRUIT,:,<i   ORXAMENTAL   TREES  \ KOSJib, ETC.  Before placing- your orders for ,iny-  ���������t'hi'rig- in this line for fall planlint*, you  will find it to your inten-sL to correspond  with me. 1 am prepared to furnish better stock th:ui ever and can &ive special  prices oh several varieties of which I  have a surplus.  POST OFPICE ADDRESS  604 \\ ks'j-mins'J'er Road,  ������������������j-.  . VANCOUVER,'B. C.  *m>*-H_,i������-,-Hi-g.*c������CT-xm-r^^  ,;    Subscribe  lor  The   News  $2.oc   per  an nu m  frill       -     '"���������  wmm*  ���������aruc-g x.-ytaKi.Mi y ���������,^>^^^MP^^^^^w^^g*iyJ{>Jg������^^������a^-VJ^^^ et;jjs^_������r nr^jV3.*_c---ii  S  Pa m -���������  '&-*-.'-t.������ &  m k  m i  it n.������  ���������ps &  If  1^  %n  kU ' w- %i   v*i'  ma  SLATER S���������It is needless to tell you anything about this make. You already know  that theirs are the leaders for men. We have just received all the latest styles for  the fell. The Bull-dog, with heavy rubber soles, the Broad-foot, the Piccadilly  and the Coin, are some of the new ones. You will be well repaid by having a  look at these before btrying. We have them to fit all feet, long or short, broad or  narrow.  AMES PI OLDEN and CO.���������We have as usual, a full line of this popular firm's  in ladies', misses, child's, men's and boys', in prices to suit every one  Ladies' and misses Oxford shoes must be cleared out.     See the lines at 75c. $1.00 and  $1  *->  \**v   *%  ���������JB\  I  Wi'V  mm������)  Ml  . (1  \sh

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