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 fi^iri^  &C*^' 2  S  \r*i>i������&&j\ t  Zee*]"  \ ��������� ��������� - "~a  \  FOR  YOUR  ^������/-^  JOB PaiNTIHJr  Give us a Trial,   we  .do Good Work,,at;    ,,   n<,-  REASONABLE.  l   *- PRICES!' : ; r  SEVENTH YEAR!.  ���������" CUMBERLAND, B C TUESDAY   FEB.  14th.,- ;S������  y\.  \  aSTDealer in  Stoves and Tinware  -^/"Plumbing and general  ii Sheetiron work  RROMPT4.Y    DONE  ( r  ,<    ,'      AST Agent for the.     >     s    ,  Celebrated Gurney  0 r  v Souvenir Stoves and  ���������-^Ranges r  ^r    t Manufacturer c of the  ">; '<N'ew Air-tight,heaters  neat    fitting ,suit  of clothes.  Go to Carey's; the tailor.  Next door west of the Drug  |^='PRICES REASONABLE  ggggS@3������gx2x2??2gggSgSS?  GORDON   MURDOCK'S . .  Single and Double Rigs .to let  .-.  * .   <_at-r-       ' "   "  .      x ''*  . -' Bofasonable:.Prices V  Near^Blacksmith.Shop, 3rd St,-  ���������    '-"������IJ^IBKRLANb,    B.   6.   -, *  mfcliar4 P. Wallis.  , /Notch Hill Ranch,  , -'��������� ��������� ' Nanoose Bay, B C.  Breeder of thoreuglibred and hi���������.i  class white Plymouth Rocks, Black  Langshangs. Over 170 prizes won  ir. the last five years. Al Vancouver's  recent Show, out of an entry of 28  birds 26 secured prizes.  I gaurantee 10 birds to the hatch'  Infertile eggs replaced. Eggs $2.00'  per setting of 15.  Fruit an d 'Ornamental Trees  Bulbs,  Roses,  Hollies,   Rhododendrons,  Fancy   Evergreens,   E.c.  Thousands growing on n.y own grounds.  Most complete  stock   in the   Province.  Bees and Bee Supplies. Agricultural  Implements.     Fertilizers.  New catalogue now ready.  M. J.   HENRY,  ������6G4 Westminster Koad.  VANCOUVER,   B. C  Live  r>  I am prepared to  furnish StylishS Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rate.s.  D. Kilpatrick,  Union, B.C.  COME TO  The Nev/s Office  with    your  1^.'  printing. Reasonable prices prevail  POULTRY FOR PROFIT.  Paper Read   Before   Farmers'   Institute,    pCourtenay,     by     Mr.  Arnold of Chilliwack,  Mr. cha'rinan ladies and gentlemen: <  I am glad to have the opportunity of being here this ' evening, not only as this is  my first visit to Comox, but also to have  the chance of meeting with others who are  interested in the subject of Poultry Keeping  And I hope to-night you will give me your  own views on the subject that we may derive mutual benefit, and also that you will  ask me any questions that may occur to you'  which I will endeavor to answer to the best' ���������  of my ability. I.do' not pretend to be infallible on-the question and my paper does  not cover half that; might be said; but I have  endeavored to keep to the practical part of  the subject,' as much as-possible,_ and anything I do not touch' on I hope you will  bring up yonrselves, if desired.  Before commencing on the  subject of the  care and management of poultry for  winter  #egg production I  would   say   a   few words  on Poultry  Raising .and its importance' to  farmers in  British  Columbia-    We  are,   it  seems to me,   missing  our  opportunities in  this province, as  there is a large  demand  for"eggs and poultry all the year   at remu--  nerative prices: and yet the  largest  part of  the eggs and poultry consumed cornea  from  'Ontario'.       They   are  - shipped    hero   -by'  carload the money which  should remain   in  the Province goes back-^to Eastern Canada;  and yet the prices hero for sggs at any 'rate  range higher -thaa in any \other  part   ot the  Dominion.,- In winter' they   sell   at   whole-,  sale at-prices from 40 to 50 cunts per   dozen  aud tne average price for the year  is   about  25 cents per dozen or over; whereas in E ist-  ern Canada, 'J5Q cents pur dozen ia considered a good price in winter aud S to  12  cents  in summer.    I io not understand why  this '  should be as there is little  d fikrenee in  the  prices of grain and other foods, and the  climate here is greatly in our favor as   we   do  not       have       to-      contend     with     .the  cold winters as experienced in the east.    It  is not that  the  poultry  business does  not  pay.'   I think if you were to keep  accurate  account of the amount of food fed  to  fowls  and also the pigs and cows,   and  then keep  a credit account of all  products  sold   from  the hen, pigs and cows, you  would iiud the  aecouut standing greatly to the favor of the  hen and well on the  credit  side.    I should  never have taken up Poultry as I have,   had  I not seen by actual figures what  they  c;>n  be made to do.    Some  years  back   I  kept  account for one year of all   grain consumed  by my hens, pigs and cows, and I was great  X  Ij astonished to find that fowla consumed  far less iu comparison to the profits recun'-jd  The total euponditure on 41) heus was about  ������40; amount produced in eggs and poultry  valued at the yrices ruling iii each mourh  was S120, so that after payi.ig for food la-  borj interest on plant, etc., there was considerably over ������1 00 per lien profit. Since  then I have managed to make hens give as  good results, though I have been keeping a  larger number and hope this year with the"  200 hens I have to have even better results.  1 feel sure that with c.roful attention poultry culture, counting the investment required, will pay the largest per cent of any  branch of farming.  Start right at the co.muencement of poultry culture : We must have good buildings,  not necessarily expensive but of good ciz?,  warmly built and placed in a warm location;  as one cannot expect to have eggs in winter  which is the time yon want them most with  out the fowls are kept warm and comt.stable. Thove is less clangor from roup, or  other diseases! attacking the flock when thoy  are not exposed to drafts and dampness. A  house that I siiould recommend and one  that I find myself to be very convenient and  cheap is a house about 10 x o0 feet divided  into two compartments by a wire partition, I  5 feet at back and 8 feet in front with   dou-  ���������  ble walls shiplap, an air space of 4- inches  between the studding and lined inside the  first layer of boards with tar paper,ordinary  lean to roof shingled, and close sheeting  with tar paper' under the shingles. The  roosts, nests aud dropping boards a.e all re  nioval������l������ for conveniences in *pra>iug, and  the nests are turned with the entrance- to  the wall and a a^ ing board over the top,  so as to be nearly dark l!o prevent epg ea -  ing; the sloping board being to keep the  hens from roosting on the nests. The only  fixtures are the upi ights . and cross pieces  for the nests, roosts and dropping boards to  rest on. " Speaking of   dropping   boards   I  think they ^should all'be used  where   possi-  1 , 1  ble for convenience,in cleaning" the houses  and to prevent" the straw on tlie floor from  getting soiled and damp, which would prevent the hens'using it for scratching in���������a  great necessity in winter, if one wishes winter eggs, as the fowls should be,-given as  much exercise as "possible," and all grain  should be thrown in the straw so that the"  hens have to work to get it,' which , keeps  them busy and contented: ' \ However, I am  wandering from my subject, a3 we have  not yet reached the hens' house. Such as I  have just described, should accomodate 60  fowls, 30 in each compartment.  Coming to the que&tion of stock there are  many different breeds to   choose from, they  1 -     j, ' ���������   '  are usually- divided into three   classes :   the  Asiatics,   Americans   _aud   Mediteraneans.  The first include   'well-known birds like the  Branuhs, " Langsharis,    and - Cochins ;   the.  second, Plymouth Blocks arid 'VVyandottes ;  the   third,    the   Leghorns,"   Minorcas   and'  Black Spanish.    1   have   only   enumerated  ' the better kxiown varieties in evioh'clriSB.*-' 11  do not wish to enlarge on the valuw   of  any  particular breed, as each   breed  when   wel  taken care of give  good   results ;   but   the  Plymouth Rocks and Wy������ndottes are generally known as the   general   purpose   fowls,  combining good laying with good table qual  iti a.    The Mediterauear. class are generally  conceded to be the   best   all-round   lavers.  I^am keeping the White Leghorns for laying  purposes and find them   very   satisfactory.  I have also barred Rocks, bnt intend to  get  White   Wyaudottes  instead,   as   they   are  more suitable for forcing   for early broilers,  being always fat aud plump after   they   are  about   a   pound   in   weight; whereas   the  Rocks take a, little longer  to   mature,   and  off their legs if   forced   too   fast.'   Ac   any  rate   if   one   can get well   bred   fowls   of  any of the above varieties, I think they  can  be  made fco give good results under   proper  care, but I should   strongly  advise   getting  well bred fowls in preference  to  scrubs ; as  I have found by  personal   experience   that  they will lay about double   as   many   eggs.  In a pen of 45 White   Leghorns   I   got   as  many as 24 eggs this winter per day, .vh.;e-  as     a. pen   of   half ,.-breed*,. \. contaiuing  40    fowls  .were   only   laying     6    or     7  eggs per day.    To a certain extent this   was  owing to difference in feed,    but   not   altogether.    I was feeding   cut   bone   twice   a  week to the 45 Leghorns,   and   the   othi rs  had only meat instead, bub when   the   L-g-  horns wore not getting bono they   continual  laying over double-the quantity.    Ey selecting the best layers every year  as   breeders,  one can get hens to average over 200 eggs   a  year to the hen.     Last year I packed our, IS  of my beat Leghorn hens for breeding   purposes and had them fenced in,   closely   con-  iined 10 a pen 30 X 120 feat by wire netting  they laid av high as IS eggs a day and averaged 14 fco 15 right'along,to the end   of   the  breeding���������about four   m<>nr,h=>���������when   they  were let out with the others and I ceased to  keep any record of their eggs.  TO BE   CONTINUED.  King Shirt  ,'i  t ���������....For 15   Days.*..'.;;;. -;!  OUR Stock of Clothing MUST^BE SOLD',-:''  TO MAKE ROOM   FOR 'OUR   SPRING" >"  Stock. ,������ ' ��������� *      ;-r. \- .:��������� -,  -        .      "'   l   ���������      '   -''.'*-  MEN'S "Knoby" Suits,.* '<     .-������ y. ,-  _ ',   ._>t,,$5.'$o%;,-  BOYS' School Suits''-.X' ':':^\y':  '<���������'      "AT'$4 70,/';'  "-'".    ������������������:',, -''l-' ' "''.  BOYS'S SailorSuitv '-^'      .  v 'at'$i.25-    '  WILL GO like "hot cakes" AT''    .  HI  C. J. MOO BE'8.  MORE FIGHTING.  Manilla, Feb. 13.���������The Americans  captured Calloochan yesterday. The  enemy were utterly routed and fled to.the  mountains. The insurgent loss was  great. American loss three killed and  32 wounded.  LATEST BY fflEE.  _. _ NOMINATIONS AT NELSON.-  Nelson, Feb. . ioth���������Nominations to  fill vacancy in legislature caused by the  resignation of J. F:, Hume, were held  here "to-day. Hume was nominated in  government interest and will be opposed  by Mr. A. S. FarweLl. , Next Tuesday is  polling day.  ELECTION AT NELSON,-  Nelson,   Feb.    16th���������Mr.    Hume   is  working /iard but  is  not  making 'much  headway.   ,lt is'believed to-day   that Mr.  .Bostock is putting  forth  every  effortMn  his own peculiar way, to help him.  I HUNG  JURY.  :t ,yicrona,-:jLF>elV i.othr^IrjL,%lhe, case-of,.  Turner and Pooley  vs   N.ichol,   the jur>  could   not  agree.    They   were  out  four  hours when the Judge sent for them, and  the foreman said they could not agree.  ANOTHER  PRIZE   FIGHT.  New York, Feb. ioth���������Robt. Fitzsim-  mons and Jim Jefferies signed articles  to-day to fight some time between April  4th and May 26th before the Club offering the largest purse.  FILIPINOS DRIVEN  WITH SLAUGHTER.  Manilla, Feb. ioth--The U. S. A,,  forces attacked and carried Calloochan  this afternoon. 7'he action was shoit and  brisk. The enemy being driven out with  great loss. The rebels seem to have  selected Malabon as a base of their  operations for the next encounter with  the Americans Aquinildo is reported  to have established his headquarters at  Malabon. In order to cover their  movements the rebels opened fire on the  Kansas regiment The American reserved  "'their fire until, a-detachment of the en-  eniv emerged from the bamboo when a.  well directed voliey made the rebels retreat like rabits,  ATTACK AND RETREAT.   '    .  Manilla, Feb.   ioth ���������American  forces  this afternoon made an attack on   Caloo-  chan and retreated in short order.  EMBEZZLEMENT AT   ROSSLAND.  Rossiand, Feb. nth���������Rossland was  thrown into a state of excitement by the  announcement that VV. D. Brewster,  station agent of Columbia &. Western  railway, had been arrested for embezzlement. The amount is in the neighborhood of $1,500. Urewster is very popular and considerable surprise was therefore expressed that he should have gone  astray.  SENT  TO  THE    PENITENTIARY.  Van. ouver, Feb. ioth���������Vancouver's  Chinese auger thief Tee Yuen, responsi  ble for many burglaries cleverly executed  in this city, confessed this morning, and  was sent to the penitentiary for four  years.  ELECTION  BILL.  01 .     ,   , ���������        '--.--. '<���������<-��������� 1  Nauaimo,  Feb. -13.���������The   new- ������lecvo.--"l  tions Bill introduced   in   the ' Provincial ^;^;r|  Assembly provides that resident qualified-C ''-'y  tions of voters be six instead of 12 months,.... ~\r  and debars nearly all   the civil staff from    /'-  being voters.    No judge,  sheriff, or, no;p>, -  employee in the   Provincial Government-.x^A-r\  service who is in receipt of a salary .of-, at';/>"-  " least $25.00 per month.  No sailor or, marine  officer or Imperial^  omcer in full pay shall be. allowed^tovotei^',  Teachers come within the'-prescribed,list;/%-  The Bill is savagely attacked by a,large'���������Mrj^4l<4l  ticn of the press. ;     .        -V,.,r. U^lfWSlL  .Heavy storms are reported trpmlBo^^^^^^l  Philadelphia, Denver, and'along, the\ooa������t:^^{|  of the British isles, causing Iobs ������f - Ufa and;  much damage.  - ���������  *   y" ' *\  wwm?>x-mmMPm  &fm  Moiwiay, Feb. 13 ���������It has been Jirely for ^'|f'  the last three days here. , L��������� ' -J, >V,;f;?t  Richard HI le������t yesterday with aUut k^:?;p  looo tons of coal and will finish loading *M>^yfl  Departure Bay. ���������>  The Ragnar was in Sunday  and took a^^l  few hundred tons os coal for fuel.    SheJiad  a cargo of timber takes on at Moodyyille,  and bound for VladiTOstock for the Siberiaa^^  railway. . <��������� .V.5"V;,  From the north the Willipa reached hum&������r. -%  unday. ^        ^-'^ -'���������.  The Lois was in for coal for the O. P. R."!->,.r?'  ���������**!.'%> I  --. i-  ,������'v3.l  i J v-l  ���������>xX  The Oscar came in on Sunday night and;'"s'-J������l  left on Tuesday morning.  The Maude is at  the  wharf waiting for  her cargo. ��������� -     4%'-\  The Glory of the SeaB is loading. J \' )  The Imperieu3e is reported to be just now. v J  at Deep Bay. One of her steam lauaohea ia r: }  in the harbor. ' /    .;<  FARMERS' INSTITUTE. '*,.  A meeting of   the   Farmers'  Institute* ;  will be held at  Hall,  Courtenay, Thurs? ^  day 23d, inst at 7:30 p. m.  PROGRAMME.  Paper.on Draining,���������by.W. R.Robb.  J. E. Masson to lead in discussion. '   .  Paper on Ensilage vs Roots���������by John  J. R. Miller/ A. Seater to lead in discussion.  It is expected that J. B. Holmes will  reply to President Miller's address which  appeare lately in The News.  W'.'B. Finley  P^otQgmpfyer  Will  be in Cumberland on  FEB, 23d.  and reMain   10  days.    Keep  this  date in mind.  Fine    up-to-date   photos.     Work  strictly first-class.  Cumberland Studio next  to News  Office.. ' ���������,  Nanaimo Studio,Sampson Building  k'l WORDS THAT WILL LIVt.  Im.  Isfc'  l.^-^  lA������.'"  li-V  |S-x  1$.  ���������O'er-  IVJj  Here are some of the epigrammatic say-  lings of the present war that will go down  in history -.  Excuse me, sir; I have to report that  the ship has been blown up and is sinking.���������Bill Anthony of the' Maine.  Suspend judgment.���������Captain Sigsbce's  First Message to Washington.  Wo will make Spanish tho court language of hades.���������''Fighting Bob" Evans  When War Was Declared.'     >���������  Remember tho Maine!���������Commodore  fchley's Signal to Flying Squadron.  Don't hamper me with instructions. I  im not afraid of the entire Spanish flee,  with my ship.���������Captain' Clark of the Oregon to Board of Strategy.  - . You can Arc when you aro ready, Grid-  ley.���������Commodore Dewey at Manila.  ' To hell with breakfast! Let's finish 'cm  now.���������A Yankee Gunner to Commodore  Dewey.  ' Tho battle of Manila killed me, but( I  ���������would do it again.���������Captain Gridley ol  the Olympia on His Deathbed. ,    ,  Don't get between my guns and tho enemy.���������Commodoro Dowoy to Prince Henry  of Germany. ��������� -  IJve got' them now, and they will never  get homo.���������Commodoro Schley on Guard  at Santiago Harbor.  There must bo no more recalls. , Iron  ��������� will break at last.���������Lieutenant Ilobson to  'Admiral Sampson.  Don't mind mo, boys; go on fighting.���������  ���������Captain Allyn K. Capron of the Bough  -Riders. .- t  - Don't swear, boys; shoot!���������Colonel  Wood of tho Rough Riders.  Tako that for tho Maine!���������Captain Sigs-  beo as He_Fired a Shot Through tho Spanish Torpedo Boat Terror. ���������  ���������J Shatter is fighting, not writing.���������Adjutant Gcnoral Corbin to Secretary Alger  When Latter Asked For News From Front.  Afraid I'll strain my guns at lonp range.  'I'll closo in.���������Lieutenant Wainwi-ight of  the Gloucester in Fight With Corvcra's  Squadron. .        ,   ,    '  Don't cheer, boys; the poor devils are  dying.���������Captain Philip of tho Texas,  o   The   Maino   is    avenged!���������Lieutenant  Wainwright  After   Destruction   of   Cer-  vera's Fleet.���������Nashville American.  THE   HORSE  SHOW.  ���������  - lr  1 lj'  have  Grace  Hastings, 3:0S,  is  said  to  gained 200 pounds since last year.  '<���������   T     Carrie Simmons, a 2-year-old by Befelcr-  ���������      ton, trotted tho Lexington track recently  i    In 2:27%.  Sjj '��������� Robert Earl was sent a milo against  ^2 "tynie to beat 2:30 at Columbus and made  '<v-*Jthe,mile in 2:27.  Milan Chimes is buried on tho outside  *6f the track, Hartford, within 50 feet of  "Where his meteoric turf career ended.  ^Toggles, by Strathway, trotted a heat  In-SaO'/^ at Oakland, Cal., the fastest  mile, trotting, of the year in the western  country.  In  the  2:09 pace, Detroit, Searchlight,  \\>y Darknight, equaled tho 4-year-old race  xecord in tho  third  heat,-finishing eased  -up in 2:06%.  Mike Bowerman recently drove Kentucky Girl, 2 :27K> by Anteco, a two mile'  heat in 4:89, going tho first mile in 2:20,  the second in 3:19.  John A. McKcrron is credited with a  workout mile in 2:13-%, hull inl:05H  and quarter in 0.30. His driver, W. M.  Cecil, is a colored man.  Lieutenant Colonel G. C. Smith, chief  commissarj", has paid out at St. Louis  since the war commenced $1,250,000 for  mules and $97,500 for horses.  Evangeline, by Duplex���������Eva, by Tom  Hal, lowered her record nine seconds in  tho 2:19 pace at J!?etroit last week, when  sho paced the first heat in 2:\Q]4-  Ros'ebug, 2:15, now 15 years old, paced  a milo at Winona, Minn., in 2:18 recently,  tho fastest milo ever paced on .that half  xnile track.    W. N. Willard has him.  JEWELRY JOTTINGS.  Enameling in colors enriches the handsomest thimbles.  Miniatures set in gold or diamonds depend from neck chains and chatelaines.  1       Twisted serpent and initial rings illus-  \ -tratethe prevailing taste for all things out  \ of the ordinary.  i.    Beesj butterflies, spiders,   beetles, crabs  ^nnd lizards all continue to.bo.represented  n  precious  stones  and usually serve  as  small brooches.  An^dlcl .combination of ideas is found in  a brooch .consisting of a crescent of diamonds around v������hich twino the sinuous  folds of a serpent of emeralds.  Animals in miniature furnish some ot  the'latest designs for brooches For instance,, a spirited horse is beautifully  carved in gold, while a running fox i.s in-  crusted with diamonds, save a ruby for  an eye.���������Jowelors' Circular.  THE   ROYAL  BOX.  The Princess of Wales is tho most fastidious woman in London about her stockings. ....  The Spaniards have a pot name for then  king. They call him el piqucnito, "th*  little one."  Queen Wilholminsvs coronation medals  have appeared. Ou one side is her bust,  with inscriptions in Dutch, "Wilholmina;  Queen of the Netherlands," and "The  Crown of a Queen Is the Love of Her Peo-  )\e~", Oh tho reverse is a figure of peace,  with the royal palace at Amsterdam iu  the background.  The crown princess of Greece, who is 8  trained nurse, i.s making a thorough in-  .vestigation of the German hospital meth-  -pds. Sho intends also to make a tour oi  the English hospitals with a view to having a number of up to date hospitals erected in her own country immediately upon  her return.  POULTRY  POINTERS.  A matured hen will fatten more rapidly  than a growing pullet.  A good variety of food is relished by the  fowls and helps materially in egg production besides maintaining bettor health.  THE^ LISTENER.  ' Captain John W. Philip of the battleship Texas is 58 years old and has been in  tho United States navy for 42 years.  Edward Silsbee, an American,',has just  presented to tho Bodleian library'a guitar  which belonged to Shelloy and which is  referred to in his poem "'To a Lady With  ��������� a Guitar."  As a result of Baron Rothschild'15 first  victory in a race for the Grand Prix de  Paris with Leroi Soleil at Longehamps,  he has given his winnings, 200,000 francs,  to the poor of Paris.  Bjorno Bjornson, Bjornstjcrno Bjorn-  fon's son, who is an actor and stage manager, has been appointed director of the  now theater at Christiania. His name is a  ���������hade less awful than his father's.  * The Rev. Albion W. Knight, rector of  St. Philip's Episcopal church of Atlanta,  has just accepted the presidency of tbe  Bank of Florida at Jacksonville. Ho will  hold his roctorship at tho same timo.    -  Admiral Camara is half Eri.3li.sh, his  mother before marriage having ,been a  Miss Liveriuoro of Liverpool. Camara is  a graduate of'thecnaval academy of San  Francisco.'   He is an ardent monarchist.  The new French military commander  in chief, General .Tamont, is a Broton by  birth. Ho is 07 years of age and served in  tho Crimea, Lombardy and Mexico. He  was in Metz in 1870 and commanded the  Tonquin expedition in 18S5.  M. Chauvin, tho barber deputy of the  last parliament who failed to be re-elected,  has excited surprise - in Paris by going  back to his trade and1 setting up a barber  shop in the Tivoli passage, where ho  shaves and cuts hair himself.  Parker Pillsbury, who will be 89 ycara  old on Sept. 22, is living in his home in  Concord, N. H. He is well in mind and  body, though not strong. Ho, recently  visited his nephew in Boston, General A.  E. Pillsbury, and made a pilgrimage to  all tho historic points of interest \n the  city.  Leschetizky, the present reigning teacher of the piano 'in Europe, gets $5 a lesson  and even at that only receives as pupils one  out of about 50 applicants. He never gives  more than ono lesson a week to the same  pupil, each one of whom incloses the fee  in an envelope and puts it on the piano  before the instruction begins.  Signor Ferdinando Bocciniof Milan has  given ������80,000 to found a high school of  commerce in Milan similar to those in  Antwerp and Lyons. He is one of the  many self made men in Italy and from  very small beginnings has lived to see enormous establishments bearing his name  in most of the largo cities of -Italy. ���������  John R. Marshall,, the negro colonel of  the Eighth Illinois regiment, was born a  clave at Alexandria, Va., in 1859. He  was graduated with honors from a military school in his'homo town and afterward received the benefit of a cour.se at  Hampton. In civil life he has served with  acceptance in the county clerk's office in  Chicago.  POULTRY POINTERS.  Exerciso is good for egg product.  Feed often and enough to bo relished.  A supply of charcoal will often prevent  sickness.  Eggs aro flavored to a great extent by  What the hens eat.  Do not compel fowls to roost in close,  hot quarters during tho summer.  Tho value of a breed depends largely  upon tho purposo for which it is kept.  Wood ashes scattered over the floor ol  the poultry houso often causo sore feet.  Feed the poultry all tho fattening food  they will cat a few days beforo marketing.  To mako poultry pay have good stock  and comfortable quarters and give good  care.  While nearly every bi'eed has good merits, there is no breed that is the best in all  essentials.  With turkeys it is more important, to  have-fresh cocks each year than with  chickens.  All fowls intended to bo killed for market should bo given no feed for 24 hours  before killing. Y  Neither eggs nor chickens . alone will  pay best, but rather a combination of  both, as oven nonsitters tako seasons of  ������ est.���������Exchange.  WAR SIDE  LIGHTS.  lb is for Cadiz now to see visions and  not Boston.���������Indianapolis News.  Cervera's flying wedge was too light to  rush tho ball past Schley's heavy half  backs.���������St. Louis Republic. .  Blanco has said very little of late about  tho "ineffective" blockade. All the ships  that have tried to run it wore sent to the  bottom.���������St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  Secretary Long gives four reasons for  tho success of our navy. A blunt spoken  retired naval oflicor gives one���������''Because  they fight like h���������1."���������Boston Traveler.  We believo the European concert will  now see tho necessity of studying tho full  score of tho "Star Spangled Banner." It  is never tco late. And in tho meantime  they might practice on "Yankee Doodle."  ���������Philadelphia Press.  I never node that Unkcl Sam was cross-  ide until tho Spanish war broke out. He  was a-lookin at Cuba when ho raised the  ax, un ile be dinged if he didn't miss the  Atlantick oshun un hit a bunch ov islands  over in the Pacific.���������Pcnn Grit.  CURIOUS CULLINGS.  In a recent book on China the author  says that Chinese burglars are difficult to  catch, as they oil their bodies all over and  twist their pigtails into bunches stuck full  of needles.  About 100 years ago starch wa3 used  only for stiffening tho frill3 around the  necks of tho ungodly. Religious people  called i* the "devil's liquor" and regarded  its uso as highly reprehensible.  The medical and commissary departments of the army are discovered to bo of  :cnsiderable importance to the nation. It  would pay hereafter to give them more  thoughb in peace as well as war.���������St.  Louis Globe-Democrat.  TcMhln; by Illustration.  "Children *Jnvays want a reason for x'ao  doing of tho simplest things,'' said a mother the other day. "Psychologists say it is  the claims of science working in the mind  when it begins to question. To answer  these childish inquiries is not always easy,  as every ono knows, nor is it wise to discourage the questionings. Sometimes it ia  the simple little interrogations that are  hardest to give replies to, such',' as ' Why  may I eat with my fork and not with my  knife?' and 'Why must I take soup from  the side of the spoon instead of from the  end?' To this last I have found that a  practical illustration serves best' to show  why. I put the child beside some ono else  at the table and allow him to take his  soup or porridge from the ond of the spoon.  Of course his elbow, extended as he brings  the spoon in line with his mouth, will  |ostle his neighbor or will threaten to do  so. The child can readily see that this is  unpleasant, especially if sonio one will sit  .on his other side and incommode him in  the same way. Ho thus learns that the  comfort of' other people at the tablo is  largely dependent upon his own good behavior. If he has been taught from infancy tbat he must try to make others  happy,. ho can bo persuaded to acquiro  manners that aro pleasing."���������Now York  Tribune. ���������  An Important Discovery..  A close observer of human lifo on Broadway has mado an important discovery.  "Just watch tho squads of women," he  said, "at tho different downtown crossings who wait for tho 'big policemen of  the forco to pi tot them across tho street.  Every now and then you'll see a bunch of  them start to cross at a certain point, then  suddenly, stop and walk a block or two  one way or the other beforo they make tho  grand charge. Then keep your eyo on  them after they cross, and you'll see them'  deliberately walk back tho same distanco  on the other side. I asked a lady friend  to explain it.- What,do you think sho told  inc? That the women have learned to  distinguish between tho cavaliers and the  rough diamonds on the force, and they  patroniz'o tho coppers with a genteel, gracious stylo of escort rather than place  themselves. at tho mercy of a big fellow  with no official graces about him. Somo  of tho force, they say.catoh a woman as a  dog would a rat and hustle her across as  if she was being rushed into a patrol wag -  on on tho way to jail.' Force of habit, no  doubt. But others aro Chesterfields, and  they get tho -bonanza sharo of woman's  patronage."���������New York Mail aud Express.  ' A Great Traveler.  Mrs. Emma Shaw Colcleugh has traveled extensively. Leaving her homo in  Providenco'in April, 1897, she covered  30,000 miles of land and sea by tho following Christmas. ' Sho went across this continent, and from San Francisco sailed for  Hawaii, where sho gave some talks on  travels in .the north and in various parts  of tho world. Then sho went on to Samoa  and visited Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson.v  She spent some timo in ' studying the life  and character of tho natives, visiting a  largo extent of territory. The next islands  .visited were the Fiji group. Two women,  natives of tho capital, princesses of their  tribes, were found to be well educated, of.  agreeable manners and rather,pretty, being of a typo which is a cross between the  whites and Malays. These women, whoso  grandfathers wero cannibals, gavo a formal  dinner to 12 white women in Mrs. Colcleugh 's honor. Australia was included  in her itinerary, and sho returned home  from Auckland by way,of San Francisco.  In 1894 Mrs. Colcleugh made a trip into  the arctic circle and in 1895 to Labrador.  ���������Woman's Journal.  A Woman Did It.  How did the French come into Sicily'  A woman did it, says an exchange. At a  festive entertainment held at a French  court Beatrice, countess of Savoy and  wife of Charles of Anjou, the brother of  Louis IX of. France, was removed from  the superior range of seats occupied by her  two younger sisters, tho queen of France  and the queen of England. Mortified by  tbe humiliation, she returned to her apartments and burst into tears. Upon learning the causo of her chagrin and her saying that she would bo willing to give up  her life to confine her tresses for ono hour  beneath a diadem, Charles embraced her  affectionately and said, "Set your heart at  rest, countess, for before long I will make  you a greater queen than either of your  sisters.'' So ho promised her. He defeated Manfred, the last of tho Norman kings,  and caused Conradino, the great-grandson  of the Emperor Frederick, to be mercilessly slain, he'himself and Beatrico witnessing the scene. Upon the death of his  brother Charles became king of Naples,  thus fulfilling the cherished desire of his  wife for a diadem.���������New York Sun.  Ancient Hindoo Women.  Hindoo women in ancient India onjoyed  a state of complete independence, perfect  liberty. They wero highly respected and  encouraged to pursue tho life they deemed  best. They wero not even compelled to  marry. There was evidonce that ladies  cultivated literature and philosophy, and  in tho humbler walks of life wives walked  side by side with thoir husbands and male  relatives in agricultural pursuits. And to  this day tho women agriculturists of India  enjoy greater freedom than their sex in  urban centers. Altogether in the ancient  times the position of women in India was  superior to that of her sex in probably any  other part of the world, even in learned  Greeco or Rome.  lhe Left Foot First.  One odd thing in town which everybody  ought to know, hut does not, because every  one hurries so hero, is that the majority of  women board elevated and surface cars  with the left foot first.  Those who put the right foot foremost  8n such occapious generally make a movement to step on the cars with the left foot  first.  Men invariably place the right foot first  on the cars. So do women who wear  knickerbockers and low shoes.  Conductors, brakemen and motormen  have all noticed it, and they wonder why  it is that women, as a rule, approach them  left foot foremost.���������New York Letter.  BEST  FOOD  FOR CHILDREN.  They Should   Be   Given That Which Will  ,   Build Muscle,  Brain and Nerve.'  "If mothers only knew how to prepare  their children for the hardships of life,'  these conditions might be easily avoided,"  writes Mrs. S. T. Rorer of "Tho Best Diet  For Bloodless Girls," in The Ladies'Home  Jourcal. "At a very early ago they should  bo taught to eat food to build muscle,  brain and nerve and to give force and heat  ���������not simply to satisfy appetite, a scientific rather than a haphazard operation.  It is not necessary, however, to hold long  conversations with the child as to what  she should and should not eat. As a rule,  the first dish of oatmeal tlie mother gives  to,her first child'is .simply covered with  sugar. In a little while the health gives  out, and the child has indigestion.  ."Then, too, the child thus trained from  infancy feels that fat is objectionable, and  at the ago of 15 or 16, when an anaemic  condition comes over hor, fat, the ono necessary article to her salvation, is tho most  difficult to,take, and' it is frequently necessary to resort to oil baths or oil inunctions. You will no, doubt call to mind  that cod liver oil is tho firsf'thing added  to the ordinary dietary. .Butter and cream  may be used in as large quantities as the  patient can conveniently digest.  ,  "All fried foods must be strictly avoided. Potatoes may, be eaten twico a' week  and should always be baked. Boiled rice  may be' taken onco a day, but all bulk  foods, such as turnips, cabbage, carrots  and parsnips, should bo avoided. I fully  believe that special feeding in any disease  will bring about a cure unattainable by  medicino alone. By special feeding for  different diseases I mean living on precisely such,"food as tho patient in that condition can thoroughly digest and assimilate,  or upon the best foods to repair tho diseased tissues, rejecting all others."  DECLINE OF  THE' DUSTER.  The Practical Disappearance of a Garment  That Was Once Familiar.  ' A traveler by rail cannot fail to notice  3 tho decline of the duster. And ono does  not need to be, as the man said, a [centenarian to observe this. In fact, only 30 or  40 years ago dusters wero commonly worn  by railroad travelers. They were coexistent with the carpet sack and the alligator  mouthed valise, both now more completely passed away than the duster itself and  almost as completely gone as the hair covered trunk. '  The duster was worn, of courso, to. protect the wearer(and his garments from the  dust. When the linen duster flourished,  locomotives burned wood, tracks were sand  ballasted and rails were light, cars were  not vestibuled ' or provided with dust  screens for the windows, and the time required to cover a given distance was far  greater than now. A duster was far more  needed "then than now, and it was likely  ���������to be a partof the equipment of the casual  as well as of the regular traveler. Indeed  it may be said that the casual traveler  would scarcely have thought that he had  made a trip by rail unless he had provided  himself with that indispensable part of every traveler's equipment. " ���������  , But the linen duster was not the only,,  one. There were dusters of alpaca and of  mohair and of other materials, some of  them black and somo gray���������big, flowing,  cpmfortablo dusters, which, if not beautiful, had at least tho grace that all things  made of good materials possess. You could  almost tell a man without, seeing his faco  by the duster that ho wore.���������New York  Sun.        ���������    ' ii'.    .  The Voices of Ballets.  From 11:30 onward for two hours tha  Turks did their very best. Their fire was <  incessant. Wo kept a constant watch and  fired when possible, but as wo wore against  tho skylino tho enemy had a much better  sight of us tlian we had of thorn. How-  ovor, from behind our little wall we could'  laugh and say, "Kale oral" ("Good morning to you") as tho bullets howled past.  By tho way, the voico of a bullet varies.  There is tho thin, high whistlo, to which  no ono pays  any' attention  after the first '  half  hour; there is tho prolonged,moan,  "the cry of a  lost-spirit," as a novelist  might say;   there  is  tho   wolfish   howl,  which for somo reason always seems to bo  taking ono on the flank- instead of  fairly  in front, and last of  all there  is the low,"  ill  tempered   buzz, as  though  the nasty  thing had  got out of  bed tho wrong side,  as children say.   It i3 far tho most-terrify- .  ing, especially if  it suddenly'stops as tho  bullet strikes something close at hand.   It  was to those bullets only that we  politely  wished "Good morning."���������London Chrou-   ;  iele.  -' Her Specialty.  "I understand that Miss Le Clever is  a very clever artist.".  _'__���������>  "Yes, she is. "    ���������-  "In what line, oil or water colors?"  "Neither; manicuring." ��������� Chicago  News. t '         *  Jnst the Contrary. <  He���������Don't you think if'you like a  man you may learn to love him?  ,She���������No.    You may learn  to 'like ai  man.    You can  love him without help.  ���������New York Herald.  the  Robert  Co.  Limited  TEST ITS SAFETY.  This suggestion is not for the many  who know by experience how,safe,  how. economical, how satisfying it is to order by mail. It is for those  who will try it this week for the first time. Just to satisfy yourself  ask. any agent, of the Dominion Express Company, any minister or  any banker as to the value of the following ...  GUARAJXTEJB.  All roods are guaranteed equal 'to the Catalogue representation and description  and if unsatisfactory wHi be cheerfully exchanged for other articles or refund  the purchase price. We know the only drawback to ordering from out Catalog-ie  Is that you cannot actually see tlie goods. 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Worlc Cure For Hysteria ��� Woaiet
With Too Much., Tolerance���Take Care
of, the Feet���Hints on Child Training
Necessity of Cover During Sleep.
Cupid certainly moves  very often  in a
wholly unorthodox  waj
Hein'rich Sehlic-
mann, the epical  scholar, was first  at
mysterious  and
his'wonders to perform
traded to the woman  he married  by Lei
l>ure and unfaltering pronunciation of an
eient Greek
��� Becauso of
Profound and self acquired knowledge of astronomy, Sir William Huggins offered himself to an unassuming Irish lady.
Ncithor the German  nor Irish woman
mid the least claim to beauty,'but with
Greek and  astronomy for  talismans
both won  entirely devoted
a matter of patience. Aitnougn somo people are fortunate enough to ride at the end
of an hourr others take a considerable
number of lessons, but one and all can
, master tho iron steed, and the independence, delight, interest and health it brings
to its rider are incalculable.
The busier our lives the happier we are,
and one of the most excellent resolves we
can make is that we will never mention health. We all have aches and pains
and feel up and down by turns, for, humanity is but frail, but we need not mako
it 50,000 times frailer by dwelling unnaturally upon the fact. Imagination is very
vivid, and if we systematically court iii
t.aalth and foster our littlo ills we may be
paid out by real sickness, which, In j��
.nervous mental condition, becomes all tbt
harder to bear. Occupation and exorcise
are certain cures for hysteria.���Philadelphia Ledger. "
husbands, ae-
cured the happiest of existences and con
tributed  immeasurably to, tho fame and
contontment of tho men they married.
Lady Huggins, liko Caroline Herschol,
'is an astronomer of tho first abilities, and
"also liko Caroline sho prefers to find her
reward in furthering the aims of tho one
man in whom all tho interests of' her life
aro wholly centered.'    '
During her youth she studied all she
could of tho heavenly bodies by tho aid of
charts, books and by dint of enthusiastic
- wanderings by night with the companion-*
ship of a dark lantern, a star atlas and a
small telescope.^    l *
It is .more than probable that''this de-
', x   voted enthusiast would havo earned .for
*    herself fame as great as" that won by Mary'
Somervillo or. Mario Mitchell had not the
causo of, aiding a husband attractod her
more.       '  -
Sir William Huggins is a fellow of the
Royal society and possessor of ono of that
society's .greatest telescopes. Therefore
she found in him and her married life just
' the proper outlet for her onthusiasms.
Lvcry night in tho handsomo observatory
in tho garden of her home near London
sho works at her husband's side.
To her is due half the honor of achieving, by tho uso of the spectroscopy a knowl-
,     edgoof tho actual composition of tho heavenly  bodies,   one  of   tho  discoveries
which tho fame of Sir William rests.
Night after night, never missing an occasion when the sky is clear, sho is busy
m the observatory, photographing the
stars through a spectroscope, by which the
light coming from them can be analyzed.
From tho spectra as thus obtained on
tho negative ic can be ascertained of what
chemical ingredients the body photograph-
od is made and whether it is advancing or
receding as regards this earth.
In addition to her devotion to her husband's profession this gifted Irish woman
has gained for herself a most accurate and
scientific knowledge of botany, and as Sir
William finds relaxation from his studies
in playing tho violin sho has not only acquired most exhaustive knowledge of the
instrument, but written' several volumes
on its creation and development, besides
translating and editing excellent lives of
��� tho most famous Italian makers.
In a charming old house, surrounded by
exquisitely kept gardens, not many miles
from the heart of London, Lady Huggins-
lives a serene and well ordered life, proud
of her reputation as a capital housekeeper,
devoting leisure hours to playing on the
organ and carving in wood and proudest
of all of the fact that her intellectual pursuits have made her none tho less an exceptional hausfrau and a model wife.
Women With Too Much Tolerance.
The good women of our day aro toe
much inolined to tolerance A great many
while  earnestly lighting, ovil areinclined
to regard it very much as doctors regard
disease���that is,,as something which it ia
their'business  to euro, but which springs
from conditions for which  tho patient  is
irresponsible.    Numbers grow so "experienced" that they treat it as a thing which
must bo,  like typhoid,   and  whilo con-
corned to removo it have ceased to feel at
evil either horror or disgust.    And a few,
often  very able  intellectually, positively
doubt thoir own conclusions and think or
occasionally say that "she is acting on her
views, which I think horrible, but which
aro  her views  nevertheless"���that  is  to
say�� tiiey think  evil  much  less when  it
springs from an evil opinion than when it
ipringa from an evil desire and forget that
in eight cases out of ten the desire produced the opinion.   ,-'
Some ��� genuinely philanthropic women
,push this tolerance'so far that they become
unconsciously fatalists, regarding all opinions and'most acts;as thing's that'-hap.
���pen'.'���in obedience to unknown laws and
to bo treated, especially in discussion, as
one would treat earthquakes or floods" or
other disagreeablo natural phenomena.'
They 'aro facts to them, not acts. The odd
thing is that such women never draw the
logical deduction���namely, that their own
exertions and teachings and self sacrifices are in that case all useless, for the
laws will operate whatever they may do
and are of course stronger than ' they.
They rarely, however, feel that form of despair, though we have known women who
repented'of their own toil as labor necessarily wasted and abandoned beneficial labor as by some decision of some occult
will, always infructuous. _ The excessive,
tolerance 'of-such- good" women 'is-often
mistaken by themselves for Christian
charity,'but its effect when pushed too far
Is to destroy the healthy pressure Df the
fear of opinion upon those who arc attracted b>\an evil design, but not yet guilty of
it.���London Spectator.
Necessity of Cover Daring Sleep.
The object is simply this: Nature takes
the time whenone is  lying down to give
the  heart a rest, and  that organ   consequently makes  ten strokes less  a minuto
than when one is in an  upright posture.
Multiplying that  by 60 minutes and it is
600  strokes.    Therefore" in   eight   hours
spent  in  lying  down the heart is .saved
nearly  5,000  strokes,   and  as   the heart
pumps six ounces   of   blood with   each
Jtroko it lifts 30,000 ounces less of blood
m a night of eight hours .spent in bed than
when one is in'an upright  position.    As
the   blood  flows   so  much  more   slowly
through tho veins while oneislying down
one must-supply then with  extra  cover
ings tho warmth usually furnished by cir
culaticn.���Popular Science News
WalkiDff For 'Women.
Dr. Sarah Hackett Stevenson of Chicago
spiritedly  on   tho subject urging
women  to  walk  regularly, .scientifically
and healthfully. '
"The business women of Chicago," she
says, "get very little time for healthful
cxerciso of any kind and still less for
wholesome recreation. Now, both of those
features , are necessary for perfect health
and vitality, as w^e all know, and in fact
oxercise without tho recreativo quality i<��
of comparatively little benefit to the man
or woman who takes  it.    To take a lon��
o '
��?.dk Is ntlpful. of course, to a certain extent, but to walk for tho pleasure or enjoyment of it is far better. Walking clubs
would supply the needed elements of fun-
and companionship and would also enable
tho woman* employed ,all day to walk together at night just as they have wheeled
together during the summer.
"The average working woman 'of Chicago is too busy to,walk to her office in
tho morning, too tired to walk to her
home at nigl��t. Now, scientific authorities
and statistics declare that ten miles is the
minimum distance which every man and
woman should walk daily, in order to keep
well. Theaveragd Chicagp working woman hardly Avalks that'far in a year. Tho
idea of walking for recreation has never'
entered her brain, for one thing; she has
r not time in which to walk, for another.'"
straight locks, and no woman oxists beautiful enough to look pretty when her
crowning glory is soaked.���New York Sun.
Tako Care of the Thread.
Always keep the ends of silk ana cotton'
in the little notches in the edges of the
spools provided for that purpose. If thi*
1?lvnoli.,<?onc. th�� thread, and especially
silk, will bo likely to unwind and"get intc
a snarl; then when one goes iu a hurry
she is apt to lose .time and patience getting a needleful. Besides tho basket look<-
much neater if all ends are secured If
the wood breaks, as is not uncommon, cut
It is very easily done.
a fresh slot.
A Philosophical Tailor Tells How He Reads
Character as Well as Vocation In the
Men's Garments That .Pass Before His
Critical Eye. ' '
Unliko hr.r French sister, who rigorously abstains from fattening fluids and foods
that she may preserve a sylphliko'figure,
that can gracofully carry demiflounces and
tross over'effects, the American woman accumulates with years a more robust; fig-
Ire by partaking of refreshments calculated to produce such a result.
In Carmarthen, Walc3, women constitute 63 per cent of tho persons whose
names arc on the government register a9
qualified to vote. The reason is -said' to
bo that Carmarthen is a health resort, and
its householders aro, chiefly women who"
keep lodging houses.
When putting children in bed, do not
allow them to play in bed, as is frequently
tho custom, but instruct them that tho
bed is tho placo for sleep, and by this
method they will close their eyes at once
and soon be asleep.
A broom, if it is to be kept in good condition as long as posssiblo, should be hung
a littlo above the floor or bo allowed to
rest on the end of the handle. Besting on
the brush end-tends to spoil the shape.    -
People with blue eyes', should not wear
bright blue. It makes their eyes look faded
and detracts from the bloom of tho complexion.
A Homemade Kujf.
"Speaking of rugs," said May Lonard,
''reminds me of one I havo just finished.
I needed one'to lay between tho folding
doors, but had no money with which to
purchase it. Some years ago I mado a lap-
robo and had a lot of odds and ends of
wools loft over. These had accumulated,
as did other bits of fancy work. I selected
a fine, even burlap sack and dyed it a dark
brown, then, cut it the desired size
r Take Care of the Feet.
Edward   Hitchcock   says  of   the_,foot:
"Probably no organ of the.body has been
more, abused  by the fashion  of  its dress
than has the foot. From time immemorial
and  by almost tho entire human  race it
has been squeezed into an unyielding case
of hard leather, never so large as tho foot
itself  when  resting on  the ground and
with  a  high appendage called the heel,
whence  have come corns, bunions, et  id
genus onino of accessories of civilization."
If, in  spite of  the truth of the above
statement, the foot still  renders us excellent service, what might it not doif from
the first it had received humane treatment?
Even  now without flying  in  the face of
fashion as regards tho style of shoos and
slippers we may do much  to mitigate the
tortures of this very necessary adjunct to
the human anatomy.
Nearly every one despises his feet, probably because they aro undoniably ugly.
But may it  not be  true that  they would
not  be  so  ugly were  they not  despised?
That tho foot of a littlo child is a thing of
beauty is acknowledged by all. The mother caresses it tenderly, carefully trims the
tiny nails on  the shapely toes  and  gazes
proudly at t2'o arched instep and tho pink
sole.    For tho first  two or three  years of
baby's life his feet receive almost as much
earo as do his  chubby hands.    Tho  daily
washing, nail cleaning and powdering are
never omitted.    Then as babyhood passes
and work is demanded of  theso  hitherto
petted darlings they gradually are neglected  until, by the time  their owner is.10
years of age the mother takes it as a matter of course that  her child  should complain of corns, callosities and even of an
ingrowing nail.' What "else can one expect
of feet?."   Horrid things!���Harper's Bazar.
anold book of colored housework designs
I selected a corner piece^of flowers, which
J copied andworked  in'all the corners of
this,burlap rug.    I worked across  four
. threads, so as  to make  my flowers  more
showy.    The flowers ' "and  loaves were in
thoir natural colors. In the center I worked a long, narrow cluster of flowers.     For
fringe at the ends I knotted in strands of
burlap' and wool.    K 7 rug" isvery pretty
and does not look"at alias if it wero homemade.    I  had a very nice - rug  that was
mostly brown and  cream, but  the fringe
had  become  badly worn, so I raveled  a
burlap sack, crocheted a  narrow heading
and knotted strands of tho ravelings into
the  heading.    Each  strand  was  divided
and  knotted again  after tho manner of
towel fringe, and it made tho rug as nice
as new."���Housekeeper.
Queer Reckoning.     '    '
Indian street peddlers throughout
Mexico sell bananas for 12 "cents a
doze���, but wheu offered 24 cents on
payment for two dozen bananas tho
peddlers refused it and demanded 25
#3nts. The course of reasoning is that
lreal is 12 cents; 2 reals, 25 cents;
8 reals make a dollar. So the traveler must pay a real for one dozen bananas, but 25 cents for two dozen, and'
no amount of argument will convince"
the peddler that thi* io .-.of: right.'
"You may talk about getting knowlege
of your  fellow  men  through the  art of  -
phrenology or palmistry; about being able
to read tho people you meet  by observing
the lines about the mouth, tho turn  and
form of  tho nose or ear or  the shape'and  P
expression of  the human eye, but I'll'tell    -
you," said Frank S. Flanagan, proprietor-, ',
of the  Parntorium, "thero  is nothing so' '-''
clearly indicative of a man's character as'   "-
the clothes he wears. ��� We clean and press -
men's clothing here, and it is never neces-    '
sary for him to tell us his vocation in'life.'   T
We- learn  it from his clothes.   , Wo ��� know,' >,:
whether  he is'married or'single,-and  if .'
married how much his wife thinks of him;"- r "'
if  single, whether  he lives at home or is  >"���
boarding.    Ho is  no mystery to us.  (Wo ���",'.'
know whether he is a doctor, lawyer, news- -'"'
paper  mau, gambler,   priest, college  pro-   -.-'
fessor, merchant,, actor or what not. ' Wp < - "
rcan toll whether he is bowlegged,-nervous     ,
or indifferent.    If he likes, children or.is-   f
in love, liis clothes bear that tellfaile.   In"- VI
fact, you  never  know a  man  until you', =
clean   him.    When I get my hands oh'a -���"
man's suit of clothes, he is no longiruu-^-" ',
known to mo. yl        ''        .       ,- .      *'. ,'>y!
' "You  take  the  ministers.- Of ' courso^f*
they all wear a garb that is significant of A^V1
their calling. 'The back of the coats thoy-'--vV|
bring hereto be fixed' aro always 'shining \"'^\
like a'plate glass mirror." Their lapels 'aro \--^
out of line from much pulling and hauling 4*>V
to improve their appearance    Their trou��i" ���-;
sers shino,   too, ' with "a   brilliancy-that},..'!
speaks of long vigils and hours of prayer,' >> -<
with'perhaps an extra polish obtained 'in y/
putting down'carpets or too frequent'rub-^ 1 '*
bing with the palms df the han"ds,\smack-': ?/-
ing their legs in  laughter.whilo -cracking':'*, 'C
jokes.    They do not wear creases length-.r"\
wise in their trousers .pressed by the iron,    "- ;���
but the creases, circle around-the  legs. '-"'
That's cau��3ed by holding the children on    -J
his  lap.    Pshaw!    You can always tell.'a'--C;
preacher's clothes,    y"      ' ,.,-v ,'**'''���
"The lawyer's clothes are almost as easi-- .'-���''
ly distinguished a.s the
scat of
his trousers" is always thiri"-
sec, he generally sits on. a wooden or'cana; ������
bottom chair.    This part of his trousers is-
How to Lacquer Brass.
"If your brass bedstead tarnishe3,M said
a dealer in beds and bedding, "you can
send it to a repair shop and have it newly
lacquered for anywhere from $2.50 to j��)5.
It will look as well as new and last 'aa
He said it in all gravity, but there was
a sort of expression in his eye which suggested a hidden meaning a.wi ?ownad cariosity.
"How do they doit?"
"Why should I toll you a trade secret?"
he replied.    "But, after all, this is hardly
a trade secret.    It is common to so many
trades���all those which uso  brass fittings,
in  fact.    The  gas fitter and  the picture
framo  maker,   as  well  as  the  furniture
man, the dealer in grates, tho candlestick
makeras well, all make Use of it.   Nearly
all  brasswork, except  that on shipboard,
is lacquered to prevent corrosion and avoid
the labor of frequent polishing.    The lacquer is simply gum shellac dissolved in alcohol.    This makes a thin varnish,' which
is applied with a small  paintbrush.    Ten
cents'worth of materials will lacquer your
brass bedstead, and an ordinary workman
will do the job inside of an hour at a total
cost of from So to 00 .cents."
Whore to Carry Stamps./
"Business men have various ways of
carrying their.-postago stamps," said
the stamp,, clerk tho t other morning
while sitting in his chair at tho stamp
window in thel general postoffice.' "A
good many.men who post their letters
here always have cue or more stamps
about them. Some of them carry their
stamps in stamp cases, but the economical man carries his stamps under tho
band of his hat or in his pockets.
"The other day a young man called
for 'five twos,' and, putting one on a
letter which he had to mail, he took
out his watch and opening tho back of
it slipped the remaining stamps into
the case. They don't stick to tho cover,
and that is about tho best way one can
carry stamps if he has a watch. "���New
York Sun.
'Officially '-Reported.
The commanding, officer had surprised
the young lieutenant and his daughter
trying to occupy the same chair.
The lieutenant sprang to his feet and
"Sir," he said, "I have tbe honor to report an engagement at close quarters, in
which I havo been entirely victorious. ��� It
now merely remains for you to give your
sanction to the terms of surrender."���Chicago Post.
A Suspicion,
said  tho  boastful   pugilist
ve  been trying
The Work Cure For Hysteria.
Hysteria,  as wo call   it,   or criso des
nerves, as our'French  sisters prefer to
6tyle tho mania, is easily cured.  Tho remedy, is a very simplo one and within  the
reach of all.    Bo up and doing.'    Tho victim  has but to  busy herself about her
home, to put. up. tho clean curtains herself,
to recover tho furniture where  necessziry,
to renovate a soiled screen, to trim a pretty lamp shade or to make a now bed quilt
herself, energetically to  undertake  to do
tho  thousand  and one little trifles that
make a pretty home.    Work is never degrading,   and  every woman   should  feel
proud of being able to mako her house as
attractive as possible with the least amount
Hints on Child Training1,.
Children are often taught lessons from
book's before they are  properly taught to
walk and long  before  they are  properly
taught to play.    Play is held out to them
not as   a   natural   thing,   as  something
which the  parent should feel  it a duty to
encourage, but  as  a reward for so much
work done, and as a rest from work done, as
though play wore not itsolf a form of work
���a form of work which a child li kes, whilo
ho dislikes another foz'm becauso it is unfitted to his powers.   For children under 7
years of age all teaching should be through
play.   Through play letters and languages
can.be taught, animal life can bo clas.sificd
and tho surface of tho earth  made clear,
and history can be told as a story.    Under
such a system tho child grows into knowledge, learns well, eats, sleeps  and  plays
well and acquires the habit of happiness.
- ' A Women's Society.
Tho Ladies of the Maccabees is a benefit
association exclusively for women, and it
has a membership of 79,000. It i.s said to
bo the ffrst society of women organized as
a fraternal beneficiary society. It. operates
in  connection with  tho  Knights of  the
"I guess,
pensively, "that fellow  I   _.., ...a
to get a match with has Spanish blood in
his veins."
"I suppose you're going to publish that
so as to irritate him."
"No; I'm in earnest. I.never saw anybody that was so hard-.to find' and so easy
to whip when you once get him cornered."
������Washington Star.
Its  highest officer, Supreme
Commander Lillian M. Hollister of Dc
troit, is a fine organizer and parliamentarian. She is actively connected with
many other associations of women. At
tho request of Frances Willard she edited
and published a leaflet entitled "Convention���How," which is now in general use
for convention arrangements.
  I      But there are schools where children of
of outlay. Let her interest herself in somo     8,9  and 10
ono else, read aloud to an aged friend, take
some one's  children for  a walk or play
'. with them for an  hour or  two while  the
poor mother with few servants has a little
rest.    Kead one improv'A"r book a week,
do  something, do anything  that will occupy the mind, and  the fooling of  ennui
will rapidly disappear, more especially if
exercise such as  bicycling is  undertaken-
regularly.    There is no doubt  that bicycling in moderation is a very excellent institution, not only from tho point of view
of  usefulness, but  as a nerve tonic, and
hundreds of  women who  were  lying on
sofas a few years ago sighing and groaning over their health aro  today pedaling
Iheir 20 miles and feeling all the better
Air it.    No one is too old or too stupid to
learn to master tho bicycle.    It is merely
years of age, or,  it may be,
younger, are made to study from 9 o'clock
till  noon, and again, after a  hasty meal
and an hour for play, from 2 to 5 and later
on  are obliged to preparo  lessons for the
following morning.    The  action  of   the
brain is diverted from   its natural course.
The child becomes precocious.   Its tongue
will be furred or covered with  many red
points like a strawberry or will be too red
and very dry.     Tho appetite is capricious,
strange foods aro asked for, and tho stomach is never in order.    If you watch the
face, you note that the frequent.flush gives
way to paleness. . The eyes gleam with a
light at one time and are dull and sad at
another.    The sleep is broken.    Tho child
is a victim  to the wrong kind of educa- j
tion,���New York Ledger. '
Soil Tonr Globes.
The breaking of glass globes Is very frequent, as all housekeepers know. Their
durability may bo greatly increased if they
aro tempered beforehand. This is done by
putting them in a large pan and covering
them with cold water. Tho pan is then
set on tho range until the water boils.
When that occurs, it is removed from the
fire, and tho globes are allowed to.-remain
in tho water until it is perfectly cold
again. This is a common treatment
lamp chimneys and is equally efficient
the case of glass globes.
When She Swims.
More women swim nowadays than ever
before, and the result is that bathing suits
aro now built with a view to uso rathor
than to mero becomingness. Tho wise
girl wears a silk turban or a cap of silk
rubber when in the water unless she is
blessed with naturally curly hair. Few
women  can   stand   tho   test  of   stringy
In tho Latin <Jnartier.
Jacques Lo L'orrain's a cobbler,
And he courts Die darling musa
As he sits within his litile'shop  ���
To peg away at shoes.
Upon his huuiblo bench ho dreams,
And his fine brnin, I suppose,
Finds Lucctte's slipper poetry
And a student's Ehoe just prose.
���Chicago Record..
A Misdirected Compliment.
Tenor���When I gavo my first concert,
I four people had to bo carried fainting out
'  of the hall.
Friend���Oh, but since that time your
voico has considerably improved!���Flie-
gends Blatter.
The happy farmer murnmrod: "When to politics you turn,
There  is   something  which  with  profit you
might come to mc and learn.
Remember, if you wouldn't be a  lonely derelict,
That booms which sprout early run to seed
before they're picked."
���Washington Star.
The Pi�� Question.
Perry Patettic���This paper says a guy
down cast mado a fortune out of a patent
, Wayworn Watson���It must of held hotter than tho ones I'm usin.���Cincinnati
That editors of magazines
Prove fallible's to be expected.
What wonder if they sometimes print
Things good enough to be rejected ?
���Detroit Journal.
only an adumbration.   If the hole is worn'-'.>
completely through, ho - adopts one of-two   "'
measures.    He.either wears a longer coat V-
, or has his pants 'half soled.,'    If ho wears "V
a longer coat to hide tho laxity of- his ap-'
parol, he is continually grabbing-<the bot- -
torn edgo of it to keep,tho wind-from;"dis- '
closingjiis secret.    If lie has his trousers-
patched  and  continues -to wear ~his sack':
coat, he looks  shamefaced and ��� backs'butv
of one's presenco like a tumblebug. - And'~
then, too, the inside coat "pocket of-'a-iaw-'*'
yer is always full of papers. ' This makesV
the pocket sag, and it soon  gets out of ',
shape.    The elbows of the, lawyer's coat
are always shiny.   In studying ho puts his '
choad in his hands and.- rests his oibows on ''
tho tablo. - Cr   ��        ,-
"I can tell a doctor too.    His clothes,
whilo generally clean and well preserved/
have the smell of iodoform about thorn!
Then, too, he always loaves his clothes to'
be fixed at a certain hour. Other men call
for their clothes about on time.    Not so
with the physician.   He is always two or
threo hours late.   Ho is very apt to leave
a small vial  of morphine tablets ,in his
���est pocket.
.- "A most peculiar suit of clothes is worn
by the pickpocket���yes, I have them for
customers too. His pockets are as numerous as tho political pie hunters. Pockets
on the inside of pockets. Pockets" under
tho waistband. Pockets everywhere. I
never saw the like of places to conceal
stolen articles. Ho might bo searched a
hundred times and still retain his 'swag.'
I wish you could have seen a pair of pants
I fixed up for one of those circus grafters.
That pair of pants just had exactly 43
"Gamblers and liquor dealers have'
more neatness about their dress than any
others. They dress in more ostentation
than the men of other callings. Tho gambler generally leaves cards or poker chips
in his pockots, and I have no trouble in
finding hini out. \.;
_"Take the grocery man, for. instance.
His clothes smell of almost everything
from fish to peppermint candy. They are
more or les3 soiled from coming in contact with lard and other greasy substances.
They wear an apron in front, which protects that part of the suit.
"It's funny to see the newspaper man's
clothes. He don't havo timo for the use
of a coat. There are two full moons in
his pantaloons, and nary a patch is thero.
His trousers aro fringed at the bottom,
and he generally wears his pants turned
up. Ho is fairly neat in appearanco���that
is, keeps his clothes clean, becauso ho seldom has moro than ono suit.
"Tho  bowlegged man  is a daisy.    He
likes his trousers creased in order that he
may appear straight limbed. Ho sits tight
in the saddle of his pants.  His suspenders
are short.    Tho  buttons  on  his trousers
havo  hard  service    His  vest  is  shorter
than otherwise, but the point of the knee
to tho side of the crease gives him completely awny.  That may be tho reason that
women-liko bowlegged men, because they
keep their pants pressed and creased.
^ "Tho college professor has neat clothos,
but in them you will find fine particles of
chalk dust, etc.
"Old   Commodoro   Vanderbilt,   whose
head was so long he  could eat out of a
churn, gave  it as his opinion  that  to bo
successful  in   life a  young man must be
natty.    Now, tho longer wo livo tho moro
forcible becomes his advice.  Each succeeding generation becomes neater in appearance.    There was a time when a dirty, tobacco splattered shirt front  signified dignity   and   profundity  of   intellect.    But
things havo changed and from out a heterogeneous  mass of pseudo natty  people
our young man of  today is ovolved.    Wo
find him to bo neater and cleaner than wq
were;   but, try how ho will, man can never  escape  from   the  fact  that his tailor
knows more about him than his wife "	
Kansas City World.
m -   I  THE SBMIrWEEKXT   NEWS,      CUMBEBLASTD,    B.    C,      TUESDAY    FEB., 14th ,    1899.  Cumberland,    B. C.  Issued  ; Every    Tuesday     and  Saturday.,.  M. Whitney, Editor.  , KST Advertisers -wh.0 'want their ad  changed, - should get copy in "by  .12 a.m. day before issue. ��������� <���������  ���������' |������i^* When writing communications to  this paper, write ONt one side only of  I "paper used.    Printers Do NOT turn copy.  " ..   RATES OF. ADVERTISING:  ��������� One inch per vear,  once-a-week,  $12.00  ,r "*    "     ", month,      "        " ' 1.50  ,. .Local notice per line "        " , .10  For both -issues   one-half   additional  . Notices   of   Binns,    Marriages    and  ���������Deaths,  50 cencs each insertion.  .'���������'No Advertisment inserted for less than  -,50 cents.  .'.> Persons failing to get  THE NEWS, re-  ..gularly'should notify the Office.  '.'    "Persons having any business with TT-IE  News will please  call" at the office  or  '.-'rite.-  y ..TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  V.. "',"     " in' advance.  ���������I-"- ;ONE YEAR,   by  mail $2.06  "ii'\,PER MONTH by carrier .25  - ���������' SINGLE    COPY     Five , Cents.  \TUESDAY,    FEB. ,14th,    1S99  V-THE PHILIPPINE  FIGHT.  iW'Jl  The. condition ofthe fight ��������� with  >-the Filipinos is peculiar. While  /.theAmerican senate has ratified  Y the peace treaty, Spain has not yet  reacted.   The natives of the   Philip-  ;v������>'\\   -  ^ pines are Spanish  subjects at pries-  ������/eht,,,knd the Americans  are  there  5 fore fighting Spanish subjects, while  :j;by'the terms of the protocol, "arms  $ehould;be silent.-"    ' All , this   red  :-- a. --i.-s    ���������    . ,'  ?.H tape, However, i3  quickly   brushed  6 aside:under the rule of necessity.  % .To .defend one's self is the first law  -V'1 of nature as well as of nations.  v; The natives attacked, and the Am-  -i-'-c'.erican defence has turned into an  ' - aggressive movement, which will  . not cease until the forces of Aquin-  r l aldo are dispersed. Spain of course  " is not likely to complain, as the na  tives of this archipelago are hostile  r\  to her���������not certainly her loyal subjects.    The  fight has   settled   the  question of government  for the islands for a long time to come���������military    rule     under    the    Ameri-  "   can flag.    And the Filipinos have  only themselves  to   blame.   In   a  :   short time, by good conduct,   they  .   would have enjoyed territorial gov-  -' eminent, with the management of  " ��������� their local affairs.    That day   has  been long deferred by their   ill-advised action.  ipulate the board of health !  The constabulary is no longer in  the charge of the Superintendent of  Provincial Police ; but "Joe runs  that as he does other things."  Public meetings and petitions  are of no avail to alter his imperial  will, and some political puppet is  allowed to dictate as to what communities shall receive  How long is all this to last ?  Surely not for a great while. The  people are patient, and long suffering but when the storm bursts" it  ,will sweep the last vestige of Mar-  tinism from Briiish Columbia.  Let it come as the wild winds  come  When forest trees are bended;  it come as the wild waves  come '  When naval ships are stranded  T ���������<.  JJCU  :<���������;,<������������������     CENTRALIZED POWER.  The tendency toward centralization of power in the hands of the  government is alarming.  The coroners dare  not   hold   an  inquest without they  can make an  affidavit  that they believe there  is  something wrong.     And how   can  they arrive at   such   a   conclusion  without  an   investigation?    Must  there be two investigations, one by  the coroner, and then if he has suspicions, another   by   a   jury ?    It  would seem so, and yet Joe Martin  from his lofty perch in the Attorney-General's office, frequently   orders an inquest   upon   request   or  suggestion.   Is he likely to   know  better that such action is necessary  than the   local   ollicer   upon   the  ground?  And now   he   wants   the   wires  placed in his hands so he can man-  LOCAL BRIErS.        '  Mark Walker died at Union on Friday  and was buried on Sunday at 2 p. m.  The cars have been running over the  new Trent river bridge since last Tuesday. c  Tim Morton, who acted as foreman at  No. 6 Shaft, left last week on the  Thistle.  Engine No. 5 arrived on Monday; like  No. 4 except that the tender slopes oft in  front. It runs smoothly and as one express  ed, is a daisy.  For Sale.���������A farm'of 59 acres, adjoin, n^ Sam J. Pier'cy's farm.' All good  farming land. Apply to M. H. Piercy,  Comox Settlement.  Mr. Smith, whose family reside on the  Westwobd farm, Comox Settlement, sold  out his young . stock last week 10 Mi.  Bridges, and intends to  move to  Union.  A wagon load of lumber was noticed  on Saturday on the Couitenay road near  Bouler's, scattered along. An enquiry  shows that it belongs to A. Milligan, and  his team driven by George Robinson, ran  away from the Half-way Kouse while  Robinson was inside enjoying a cigar.  BROKE-HER SHAFT.  The. Tepic when going through the  Narrows, Friday night, with two scows  in tow, struck a snag and as a result  snapped the intermediate shaft, which  rendered her helpless. She finally got  an anchor hold, and was aftei wards towed by the Kildonan to a place of safety.  She will be ready for use in a few days.  NORTH EAST  KOOTENAY  ELEC-  TION.  According lo Re^elstoke Herald the  day for nominations was fixed for Mon-  -day the 6th mst in the Donald Court  house. Griffiths, the returning officer,  was not at Donald when the time for  taking nominations arrived. Mr. Plow-  right of Golden came in as deputy returning officer, but did not have the writ  with him nor had he been, sworn in. In  consequence he was unable to act ind  when nomination papers and the deposit  of $200 was tendered him in behalf of  T. Forrest of Donald, he. declined to  accept them. The time to elose the  nominations came and went.    Four min-  1  utes past the time Griffiths arrived, and  J. Pitts handed him nomination papers  for J. E. Griffiths, which he refused to  accept. Then F. H. Corson tendered  F. Forrests nomination paper with the  regular deposit; he also refused. The  Returning Office then read the proclamation and declared W. C. Wells elected  by acclamation. The long and the short  of it is there will have to be another day  fixed lor nomination.  IT IS HARD TO SUIT ���������  .Everybody, but��������� with 'Our Stock of  Suits "there are very few that we can not  fit.  Our whole stock of 'Clothing for -Men  and Boys must be reduced to make  room for the ' -   '     j  to arrive -next month.  We will, until the   ist of  March, allow  a   Big  Discount   on    all  and will sell  all  i  OTBROOATS. .A. N" 3D PBAJAOKETS  At    Cost.  This is a chance to get a  Bargain in Clothing  the like of which has   never   happened   before.  Call now while the Stock is Complete.  ���������    CHINESE  UNDERGROUND.  Wellington. -Enterprise.  The New Vancouver Coal Company,  according to the Free-Press, had a large  number of MEN in the early part of the  present week employed in repairing the  damage done to Win field C recent by lhe  recent cave-in. Our contemporary omitted to mention that this large number of  men were composed of the heathen  Chinese. Now where these men were  working w-is part of the adit of the old  Douglas mine and also below ground.  The employment of Mongolians below  ground is forbidden by the Coal Mines'  Regulation Act. How i3 it therefore,  that these heathen were allowed to be  thus employed ? Our new Inspector of  Mines might be able to give a reply tu  this query. The employment of these  men is another instance of the hypocrisy,  of the claim of the management of the  New Vancouver Coal Company that  they empley white labor in preference to  Chinese. An opportunity was afforded  by this cave-in to give employment to  many whites who are at present walking  the streets of Nanaimo with their hands  in their pockets.  CORPORATION"   OF THE  CITY OF  CUMBERLAlfD.  NOTICE is hereby given requiring  those having drays, wagons cr other  vehicles upon the public streets remove  the same and keep the street free therefrom, and all persons are hereby forbidden to deposit rubbish of any kind upon  the public streets or alleys of this city.  L. W. NUNNS,  Feb 1, 1899. City Clerk.  NOTICE.  All PERSONS indebted for milk supplied by Mr. Andrew Seater are kindly  requested to pay their accounts. All  accounts unpaid by the 20th of March  prox, will be placed for collections.  TENDERS  Sealed tenders will be received  up to Feb. 15th 1899 by the undersigned for renting of the Bailey  farm for one or more years.  The highest or any tender not  necssarily accepted.  For further particulars apply to  Chas. Bridges^at his farm,  Comox.  Jan. 14 1899-  ' NOTICE.  NOTICE is heroby>givcn that application  will be made to the Parliament   of  Canada,  at ltd next session, for an Act   to   incorporate* the  Pacific  and   Yukon   Railway   and  Navigation   Company, for the  purpose-   of  constructing a railway from a point   at   or  mar Pyramid Harbour, near   the   head   of  Lynn Canal, or from a point on or near the  International   Boundary   between    Canada  aud the United States of America in the vi-  cinit}' of Lynn Canal,   thence  through   the  Chilcat   Pass, thence to Dalton's ^Post,   on  the   Alsek River, and thence by   the   best  feasible rout   to a, point below Five  Finger  Rapids on the Lewt-a River ; with power to  vary the route as may   be   necessary or advisable ; also   with power  to  receive from  the Government of Canada or other  corporations or persons' grants of land  or   money  ��������� or other assistance in aid of the construction  of the vvoik; to build telegraph   and   telephone lines ; to exorcise mining  rights and  powers j   to   construct   roads,     tramways,  wharves, mills and other   works   necessary  for the company; to charter vessels for the  same purpose upon the lakes and   rivers   in  or adjacent to the territory   served by   the  said railway ; to erect and manega   electrical    works    for the   use     and     transmis-  sion      of      electrical     power,     and  acquire     and       make      use     of    natuial  and   other   water   powers    for   that purpose ; to maintain stores and trading posts ;  and to carry on a milling and smelting business, including   the  erection    of   aavv-uiiili  and smelters ; also to enter into traffic   aud  other arrangements with other railway  and  transportation companies :' to ^issiie preference stock and bonds,   and   with   all   such  other powers, rights and privileges  as  may  he necesoa-y for the purposes of the  undertaking.  K1NGSMILL, SAUNDERS & TORRANCE ���������  Solicitous von tub Api'ltcants. .  Dated at Toronto, this 25fch day of  November, 1808.  $      tad OiailKSIOS QH������ CSIKIW       \  ���������32HJ S2lc!CO 31dWV8  -A  The best corner business lot in town  for sale for a third less than its value  Enquire at News Office-  ���������������c^IvThb'HTo"iQiAA-Q"iaoM ���������' -v-  *   ^   4-    'HVI-. AH J. N 3 A3 S-A������yTHl  AGENTS  Those handling ''War with Spain" are  making money. A good share of the profit  is y.iuts if you take hold. Seven hun.Vred  pages, two hundred illustrations and sells  cheap. We give big commission; pay  freight, sell on time, and supply outfit free.  BRADLEY-GARRETSON CO.,  LlMlTKU,  TORONTO.  EsQuimalt & laiiaimo Ey.  TIME TABLE   EFFECTIVE  NOV. 19th, 1898.  VICTORIA TO WELLINGTON.  No. 2 Daily. No. 4 Saturday.'  A.M. t A.M.  De, 9:00  Victoria De. 3:00  "    9:30 Oolds-rrenm "   3:29  "   10:19 Sbawnigan Lake .... " '4.14  "   10:5S Duncans, t ......4:43  I'.M. ' -   P.M..'  "   12:30 Nanaimo:     - :.6:06  -Ar. 12:45 Wellington Ar. 6.20  ,    WELLINGTON   TO  VICTORIA.  No. 1 Daily. i        ���������    No. 3 Saturday:  A.M.   '      , ' A.M.   ,  Do. 8:25/ Welli:pgton....; De. '3:10   Nanaimo". " 3:23  ���������-..Duncans:.l "   4:37  Shu w n igan Lake  "   0:08  ���������' 11:33   .' Goldsrream  " <5.59  Ar: 12 00 m.   ,  . ..Victoria.. :..:.Ar.'625p.m.  Reduced latos to and from all points   on  Saturdays and- Sundays good to return Monday.  For ratos  and   all   information' .apply at  Company's 1 iftlcos. ���������   ���������  A. DUNSMUIR, 'Gko. L. COURTNEY.     .  Pkesidknt. -Traliic Manacer.  8:46.  10:01 .:.  10:42.  , NOTICE     ,  Any person or persons destroying, or  withholding-the kegs and barrels ef the-  Union Brewery Company Ltd' of -Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. - A liberal reward  will be paid for information leading to  conviction. '  W. E.'.Ndrris, Sec'y  Society.   ..Cards,  Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R-  Courtenay B. C.     "     ''t.    :  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon ���������        '   .  Visiting Brothers cordially, requested  to attend.        ' ��������� ...  R. S. McConnell,'.' '"���������'/  Secretary.0  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F:,   Union.  Meets every alternate Wednesdays ot  each month at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  Chas. \Vkyte, Scribe.  , lc:0     O.    F. ���������  Union Lodge.   No.   11,   meets   every  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend. -<-   i..  ,  - '^ '   F. A. Anley, R. S.  THE  mm  NEWS  I  SSUED   ON    TUESDAYS  and Saturdays,  IS THE ONLY B.C.  Newspaper outside  of   the   chief  cities  having   a     PECIAL  TELEGRAPHIC  SERVICE  In addition tothat  it pays  SPECIAL ATTENTION  to   the   news   of the  District.  XT OVV  advertisements can be  -*-^  displayed   near    reading  matter and    are   sure to   be  read.    This  is  of   special  advantage,   to   those    desiring  to  reach   the    public   with    greater  frequency than formerly, and makes  the News' valuable  for  want ADS,  LOST ADS, LOCALS, ETC.  The News has a good job  plant and can turn out anything in that line with neatness  and dispatch.  n  "' #,'  V


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