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Array ������������������/���������  i  ���������: h'tytfA  AA"  ���������,v������������  * ^.-"1  I  NO. ' 221/ UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT.    B.    C,- :>#ESDAY    FRB. 2nd,    1897.    $2.00    PER   ANNUM.  ;a������^sgegssa^g?i@������g@8agggaei3aa8@gsssss  UNI6N    MEAT    MARKET  A.-: A'  ���������j������  Choicest.   Fresh    Meats,    etc.,    etc.,    Tur-  a keys  and   Geese.  -���������* . _  SIMON    LEISER  If;  r  -'    -������tjyf^ij.i!..,. ��������� fir-yi 2  A successful merchant and we will show you  a man who keeps thoroughly posted and  watches the cost of every single article hV  purchases. 'C  Sams Bile Applies to Economical HpiisekesBsrsr  ,   That's the reason the women of-Union use  our prices as|a standard for what they should  v^\pay for goods elsewhere.     T1        a -  prices; on Application at: , ���������  >"^  HAMBUHQ-EB'S.  FALL suits.  at  1  Tempting   Prices   at  You will find in my selection of this  fall's goods bargains never offered you  before. Fine black worsted suit  535,00, nice nobby Scotch  suits $25.00  I    And Overcoats From $20.00   up.  *  a  &  (y  Novel Entertainment.  A novel as well as delightful time was  spent on Friday evening by those who  ���������had-the pleasure of being at the Presbyterian .Church. It was in the form of a  Spelling Bee and program. W. McAllen,  'President of the Endeavor was in the  chair. Mrs. Kirkwood sang "The Blue  Bells ot- Scotland," beautifully. The  pa-thetrc piece, "Lost Boy*" a recitation  ���������was very strongly rendered by Mrs.  .SVev.ens. .  " Mrs. Kenny made her first appearance  before a Union audience and sang "The  Cows are in *the Clover," which was well  received...Mrs.; Kenny has a capital voice  and is an acquisition to the musical of the  town.  Miss Annie Weir gave "Old Hundred,"  a parody on "The Light Brigade,"and  ������4id the selection full justice. Her man-  jaeir'and stvle are are most pleasing.  ' Mrs. Br. Jeffs sang " The Last Milestone *'��������� in excellent form. A Scotch ������eci  tation by Mr. A.. McKay brought down  the house; Mr. McAIIen's rendition of  '*Sanders McGlapions Courtship," was  imjnense. Mrs. Logan played the  accom'panmenis. .  '. T.here-were three spelling classes divided according to age. The words were  given by Rev. Mr. Logan from Gage's  spelling book and "Dr. Jeffs acted as referee. -The spelling all through was fairly  godd'but we 'think a few exhibitions of  this kind would .lead to a greater study of  the spelling book. These prizes were  ffiy.en .to. each class, which resulted as follows:  Class I (under 13 years)���������ist. prise of  $2,00 to Henrv Logan; 3d prize of $1,00  to Annie C. Wier; 3d prize of 50 cents to  Harry Reese. Class II [between 13 and  18���������vears)���������1st prize of $2,o������ to Amy Wil  liams; 2d prize, of 1,00 to Mary Grant  and 3rd prize of 50 cents to Charley  Grant. .'Class III (over 18)���������ist prize of  $2,00 to W. McA^Un; 2d prize of $1,00  to Mrs. Logan; and 3d prize of 50 cents  to Mrs. Stevens.  The first and second prizes in class III  were presented by Mr. Collis, manager  of the Union Department Store  Mr. Doyle, manager of Stevenson and  Co's., dry goods store, gave second prize  in Class II.; Mr. Peacey of the drug  store, gave third prize in Class II.; Mr.  McAIIan gave first prize in Class I.;, Mr.  Mitchell gave second prize in Glass I.;  and Dr. Jeffs furnished third prizes in  Class I. and III.  Girls' School   Button   Boots for 90 cts  t Leiser  A Chinaman was> fined yesterday by officer Roe $100 for smuggling cigars and  tobacco into town.���������An interesting case  is being tried to day before Magistrate  Abrams against J. P. and George Davis,  for the sale of deseased meat.���������A large  public meeting was held in Cumberland,  Monday evening, which requested a  grant from the government for roads in  the town, for a new school house, for a  fire department, etc., and for early com  pletion of Nanaimo Comox trunk road.  NOTICE.  Esquimau and Nanaimo By. Co.  Steamer City of  Nanaimo   will sail as  follows:  Leave Victoria for  Nanaimo , at 7 a. m.  Tuesday.    Leave Nanaimo for Comox at  7 a. in.  Wednesday.    Leave  Comox for  Victoria at 5 a. in. Thursday.   Leave Vic  toria for .Nanaimo   at 7a. m.   Friday  Leave Nanaimo  for; Victoria at 7 a. ai  Saturday. <, , <      .��������� - , .. >  -By,Order, : H. K. Prior  latest bf Wire  Through Trains From Victoria.  Nanaimo.���������For the first time.since the-  the early part of November the daily train  from .Victoria, "to y Nanaimo, came  through on time today. The .bridge  which was washed'-away by the- great  freshet has been", throughly, repaired.  No change in the City of.Nanaimo schedule has yet been announced.  Alberni News.' .,  Nanaimo���������Mr. John Dunsrnuir arrived from A|berni.    He'reports, the stamp  mill   running fall  time   and. everything  going,on busily around,the mines.  Anti-Mongolian.  ' Dr. Walkam, M:'P^P., - has accepted an  invitation, to. speak^at,the Anti-Mongo-  meeting   to."be;-held in "Vancouver   on  Friday.   ���������*>������������������    .-."    T  A*.A, -:  \,  -.Stricken I-ndia.^  Calcutta, Jan. 29th.���������It  is. announced  ' V. i*', "' , ,  that 2,000,000 persons''are now employed  upon  relief work-in-the famine stricken  "districts of IndiaA A ..'  . ''���������' '*/-'     "; j,*  '*' ^     .  The Plague .Spreading.       *.  . St.< Pel.te.rsburjj, /an>29ih.���������The   Offi-.  * cialsof trieJ"Japancse';;Legatioa'here  con-  ���������firm   tlre-i,?report   that,*,-,thei,:jplague" has',  broken out onlthe Island of Formosa. ���������  Horrible Butchery.  Buffalo, Jan. 29th.���������A .dispatch from  Keywest says .that bodies of fourteen  girls have been found in a-small cave,"  within half a mile of the Spanish encampment. Parties 'saw dogs> gnawing the  bones and driving the dogs off, saw they  were human bodies, and 'noticing from  which direction, they had been dragged,  they came to an opening and venturing  in saw the decomposed ��������� bodies. The  bodies could not be indentified further  then they were female bodies and  that of  young girls    cruelly    murdered.     Some  had been hacked to  pieces���������supposed to  have been done by the Spaniards.  Mine Accident  Gratgn,   W.   V. Jan.  27.    At Gotto  Mine, by an accident  on the coal incline"  railway, 30  men   were  thrown   from the  car; one killed; two fatally and others severely injured.  Another Head Off  Vancouver, Jan. 30.���������Captain   Murray  who ran for many years for Harbor Master, at Vancouver, has been   relieved   by  the government   at  Otcawa,   and  Capt  McLeod appointed in his stead.  A report from New   York   shows   the  gretest-snowT-ill in years.���������Relief work in.  Chicago has lessened -the  number of arrests.  Childs-Findley A  Mr. Robba, (Junnox, was tha place where  a few friend!* met oa Thursday eveaiajj; to  wituess the.mirmga of Mr. Frank Cniid-*  and Mus Jennie Findley.  '���������'���������...  Rev. Tait performed  the ceremony.    The  bride was given away by Mr. Win. Duncan,  Mr. J. M. Fulton supported the groom, and  Miss Miliigan the bride.  The company then passed into the dining  room, where abundance that was pleasant to  the eye and good- to the- taste, awaited  them. After all had partaken of the good  things, the evening pissed pleasantly, songs  games, etc., being heartily entered into.  The presents to the bride were numerous  and useful. At 11:30 the happy couple  ytarted for their home on  the Fmley estate;  Tbe presents were -as follows: Mr. Fulton, eight day clock; ; Mias Barnes, bible;  Mr. and Mrs. Robb, silver butter disband  lamp; Mrs- v W. Duncan, ta,ble cloth and  napkins; -Mr. W.'Dtinoan, cheque; Mr. and  Mrs. Muschamp, lamp; Miss' .Can*hc'-.rt half  dozen silver<B������'<>o-.*; Mr. ami Mrs, A'dle,  fruit; Mr.aud Mrs. Holmes; tovyel and ruler;  Miss Oath cart, Viocoria, splash fymed; Mr.  and Mrs.Lucas, half dozen silver knives and  forks; Mr. Rosbonrrough, set of jjani dishes;  Mr. and Mrs. Milligan,>'iable,,Qlotli:'''ijuid  napkins.  McPhee & Moore,  . t<     Genenal Merchants and Butchers,  UNION and COURTENAY,        -       -    ��������� -  %  &JG>  BE  S������  (fatter.  M*.  and Mrs. F. D. Little entertained at their home on , Tuesday  evening, Jan. 26th, about, fifty invited  guests. It was the occasion of a delightful vparty, and each guest" carried away  the kindliest appreciation of the charming hospitality of their host and hostess.  o  41-     '*  Tvf Saturday ��������� 30th, the Dramatic  Society presented two one act plays  very creditably. Mrs. Westwood, as Mrs.  Mouser sustained her former reputation ,  for some' very clever acting, but the part  in Old Gooseberry, the second farce, was  better suited, to her and very well done.  ���������Mrs. .Westwood is alwas perfect in'her  lines, speaks clearly and distinctly, but a  little more tenderness of manner as Mrs.  Mouser, when aroused to the appreciation of her husband's attentions, would  have made her acting more effective.  Miss Shaw made a bewitching little  laundry maid; she possesses a very sweet-  voice and her rendition of Betsy Baker  was good.  ' Mr. , Hutchison as Mr. Criim  rote���������cousin of   Mrs. Mouser���������was   very  ��������� o - '  good. He has a hne stage appearance  and spoke his lines with effect. Upon  Mr "Anderson���������in the character of Mr,  Mouser���������the heaviest part of the acting  devolved,' and he was equaLto-the task,,.  ' keeping his a"udience in laughter through-  oat his performance, in the,, second playx  however Mr:~ Anderson's' part was perhaps a trifle overdone, but he is undoubt-  - *������dly a clever comedian.  Miss Laura Abrams acted'the character  of the petted daughter exceedingly well; *  when the ft*ct is considered that Miss  Abrams is yet a school girl, with, necessarily little experience her ease of manner  and commendable performance are favorable promises for higher attainments in  future. v _,  Mr. Eckstein took the part ofy-the  irritable, erratic but generous Old Gooseberry very creditably. In fact' the  audience proved the merit of the performance by an expression from many that  it was too short.  Mrs. D. Kilpatrick kindly favored the  the audience wich several selections on  the piano before and between the plays.  The stage appointments, lights and  arrangments were a pleasant surprise.  Dr. Westwood merits praise and thanks  for the pains taken to present the performance with the best stage facilities possible.  The Union'Dramatic Society might  rank ahead of many professional troupes,  and it is hoped another entertainment  may speedily follow the one just written  of.; -������������������"      ���������.'��������� -. ..;���������.-"'.���������.���������  Reine.  LOCAIw8>  Coax Oil $1 55 per tin atriieiier'-i,- ,  Boys'clothing, for $1 at fieriser's.-   -���������  Mr. Henry Martin-has greatly itnprottd'-  bis place on the road between * C-mrtauy  and Uuion.  , ��������� r ' y   '   <  Men's  new styles in  Hard- add- Soft  Hats at Leiser's.  '    Buy your sugar at Leiser's $5.30-p������t ewt  Lovers of the dance should  remembef  K. of P. ball February 4th, at AcpicUltU"  ral Hall.  0 ���������A fine assortment of Naval and  Japan oranges, California lemon*- at  McPhee & Moore's. -' A  1 i ������������������  < The old horse which Boyd oied to drive-  has bean ont to pasture near BoydviUa, bat  finds pretty'hard picking this winter. You  oould count every rib at quit* a diatanor.  It is believed to be a quarter, of a1 century  old. t 1    -���������  , Ontario apples at MoPhea and Moore's.  Bargains in white,and colored Shirts  at Leiser's. "  We understand Mr. M. D. Hunter who  resided here for aona-j time, h������s become post  es^ed of some valuable mining properties ia  Kootenay. ' /. ' f    i -  ���������A full line of Patent' Medicines, etc.  at "McPhee & Moore's  The K. of P. ball at Courtenay, Feb. 4 ,  Ladies, have yoa seen those fine shoes ia  N. Parkscwindow? --.^.     .  At the dramatic entertainment on .%m\m*'..  day evening, one ������,f the aadiunoe plmj������d^  practical joke by secreting a spool of thrdai  in coat pocket, one end >>? which passed eat  ehrough the shoulder of .his aoat. Someone  just behind uudertonk to piok it off, but it  of course only caens. out ai he palled until  in astonishment another' sot hold of it  and passed it on to .his next neighbour,  and finally that * thread had reached the  back benches, and when we left was still  1 being- pulled out.  Received at Willards, a fine line of keg  gy whips, raBgiDgor from 15 to 25 eents.  ���������Big reduction in shoes to make room  for the new stock, at McPhee & Moore's.  Fresh  Eastern Oysters at  the  U'Nion Store.  Canonic a. Convicted;  Mr. Canonica, who keeps a candy and  fruit store in town was convicted before  Magistrate A'>rauis on Friday of selling spirituous liquors without a lioause. The evi-r  dence showed that he supplied one person  at least before light on Sunday morning  with a bottle of whisky. , Some whisky and  beer were found on the premises. Mr.,C*n-  onioa was find $200.00. This conviction  will probably destroy all chance, if he had  any, of obtaining a license. Mr. Canonica  says he will appeal the oase. His contention is that he supplied the whisky as a  present, and that even if he had sold it, one  sale does   not   constitute   an   offence.    The  magistrate however took a different view.  Since tha abevewas in    type,   we   learn  that the fine  has been  paid.  Mining Shoes  at Leiser's for $1 a pair  Remember the Bankrupt Stock S;ile a  Leiser's.  ���������Cook Stoves for coal at McPhee and  Moorest  Comox News.  Government Agent, W.  B.  Anderson ie  in Viotoria.  Mr. Lucas, the baker while trying a new  horse, experienced the delights and uncertainties of a runaway'smashing up his bread  cart.  Anderton and McArdie have each opened  a shop where cake, fruit and lunch may .be  obtained.  On Wednesday H.M.S. Wild Swan was  gracefully riding in the bay, and the Imper*  leuse was hourly expected.  It is said there is a movement on foet to  bring out Mr. J. B. Holmes as a candidate.  for tho legislature.  In connection with this there is a report  that. Mens'r* Youht*;. C*ae and Walkea of  Nanaimo are til looking thw way, bophif  f������*r a call io represent ua. It is believed  however, that wita Mr. Hunter out of the  way���������for it is not b-jlievod he will run  again���������that no outsider need apply,' ae  there is a superabundance of talent in the  district.  Some of our folks went up to the Courtea  ay to see "The -World's Fair" Tuesday night  The -'pictures are fine."  Mr. Walter and family have gone to Van-  eouver to live.  There vea'i a dance at the opening of A������-  dertou's restaurant last wetk.  Dr. Bead well of Danman Island, isagneet  of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Smith'.  The Wild Swan left Saturday, and the  Imperieuso on Sunday for Vancouver, but  the litter is expected back shortly. One of  the boat's crew on Friday fell overboard,  but not hurt.  Mesxr's Mc Anile, Riven and Millet have  returned from the triil of tho marine at  N-inai'mo, who *a- seutoneed to six mouths  imprisonment at hard labor.  A f  ���������     4  ,  '1  ���������f  V  1  \  , it  \  v i'i  L\  r  r  -������  ..*,-- .u  1 ,<  ������������������ ,1 :yt.  ��������� '������ i r  - - *i  1 ,  ',M  r*-> .-s-f-cr.y  V-   '  New dress goods just arrived at Leiser's. '���������������  ntf  ���������A  f  2>?  'l    "4  **     Vi  T  '    ������  A'-A-:  The Weekly News.  M.    WHITNEY,   Publisher.  UNION'! BRITISH COLUMBIA,  Mount Vesuvius is suffering from another paroxysm of seasickness.  Li Hung Chans may lose his yellow  jacket altogether, but surely he has a  mackintosh or something similar laid  by for a rainy day.  A Philadelphia man was thrown into  a hypnotic trance by an amateur and  yearly" lost his life. The law should  prohibit suclr trance actions.  The outcry against slugball naturally  "comes from those who were never  killed iu the game," and naturally this  cannot include many .who have ever  played it for any,length of time.  '' If "the Chicago University baseball  field is inclosed in glass, what, will be  done with the time-honored custom of  knocking the ball over tho fence? Is  some glaziers' trust back of this project?  A, religious crusade has been started  in Brooklyn for the purpose of. converting the policemen. It seems strange  that this idea has never occurred before-to evangelical workers. Probably  no more prolific field could be chosen  for,missionary labors. Incidentally,  .perhaps the 'benighted minions of .the  law could be taught that to 'be absent  when,wanted is not the only, qualification of au officer."  ��������� A rare old volume known as "Franklin's Prayer Book" fetched,$1,250 at a  . book sale in Boston. This is an abridgment of the English book of common  , prayer, with the0 psalter, which was  made,' as Bcnjmain Franklin rold a  'correspondent, "by a noble Lord of  ,my acquaintance," at whose request he  (Franklin) abridged tlie catechism and  "singing psalms'" and wrote the preface.   It is interesting to note that Dr.  'Franklin cut the catechism down to  two questions: "What is your duty to  God? What is your duty to your neighbor?" with answers.  A" club has just, been organized at  .Vienna, in which the occasionally delightful luxury of silence can be enjoyed whenever the members .desire'.  This-privilego is secured by a constitution which consists chiefly of a rule  that under no .pretext is a word to be  spoken in any part of the club-house.  "All necessary communications, including the giving of orders, to waiters,  must be made in writing, and members  are forbidden even by nodding to recognize each other's presence. For some  unknown reason only married men are  expected to join this club, according to  the Vienna, papers, but applications for  membership are coming iii rapidly.  ' The cattle business has always beou  a great source of revenue to Colorado,  and up to within the last live years  horses were bred and dealt in quite ex-  ' tcnsivcly. but the sheep business has  been, as it were, an obsolete industry,  says .the Denver Times.   To those who  ' lived in the southern and south western  parts of the State the sight of a cloud of  dust arising in the distance and heralding the approach of a flock of the small  quadrupeds is a familiar sight. Tlie  Mexican   population   of  that   part   of  "Colorado is largely made up of sheep  ���������raisers and their herders. The field  for woolen mills in this part of tlie  country is good, but so far no one has  eared to enter into the project, although  it has often been discussed.  of the interesting sport. Unfortunately,  the sanguinary record of football has  not been kept with completeness and  accuracy, and it is impossible to make  any fair comparisons "of the relative  amount of bloodshed and other disaster attending the respective entertainments. But judging from the few statistics at hand America "can reasonably  assert that with the exception of horses  and bulls, which as yet have not been  incorporated in the football game, the  American form of brutality is quite as  serious to the men engaged in it as that  in vogue in Spain, and that as a 'demoralizing agency football is a close second  to the bull fight.  Chicago    Chronicle:    A    gentleman  living  iu-. the  north   division   says  he'  is    not     prepared     to     believe     tlie  tales     of    distress    which    frequently    reach      him      because,' ���������   having  lodged with the Relief and Aid Society  two  months  ago  an  offer   to  provide  a   home  for  one  needy  person     who  wpuld render a small service, he has  had but one applicant, and he was an  aged man too feeble to work at all.    Lt  is possible that the 'gentleman did not  file his proposition at the right place.  Tho Relief and Aid Society, appears to  have become an institution where certain latter-day Wilkins Micawbers negotiate paper or float loans, but which'  does   not  concern_ itself    particularly  with hard, grinding and offensive pov-  etry.    No doubtthe society has a mission which it tills acceptably, but the  average citizen should  not be  misled  by the name of the institution.    It dispenses a certain amount of relief and  aid to deserving individuals whose pedigree, appearance, state of health, social" status,0 et cetera,   will  stand   the  fullest and most protracted investigation.    As now conducted, it .would be.  impossible to bring  the machinery of  the Chicago Relief and Aid Society to  bear upon a case of starvation or freezing, for it is adjusted to a very different class of work.  /Even the wretched  have a way of avoiding places where  thoy are not wanted and where,no assistance is to be looked for. ' Perhaps  if the north sido gentleman had made  his proposition to some society or individual that is <in closer Contact with  the distressed he would not have had to  wait so long for an answer.    No old-  time Chicagoan would expect to hear  from the Relief and Aid Society in two  months anyway.  mb���������iii mum  In a recent , speech at Hampton  Booker T. Washington, tlie noted Alabama negro, said: "As a nice, I believe we arc to work out our salvation,  work it.out with pen and ink, work it  out with square and compass, work it  out with saw and hammer, work it out  with spade and plow, work it out with  horse power and steam power, work it  out on the farm, in the shop, schoolroom, sewing-room, the office!, and in all  of life's callings. As before the war  the negro was bound to the white man  by slavery, so now he must be bound to  him by community of interest. Here  at Hampton we have not alone the sign  of progress,. but the reality. There is  no position, however high; in science or  letters or politics that I would withhold" from. my race, but I would have  the foundation sure."  The devotees of the modern game of  football should be interested in some  statistics compiled: recently in Madrid  of that other barbarous sport, bull fighting. -The earnings for the season of  Guerrita, the "king of the toreadors,"  were $61,200, and the earnings of the  six toreadors next in rank scaled down  gradually to the lowest figure, which  was $10,000. There were 438 performances, in which 1,218 bulls were killed,  and they were worth $300,000. But the  sport was uot confined to the killing of  bulls, for the report says that "in each  of the smaller towns they have every  year one or two lights in which the  number of persons killed or crippled always exceeds that of the bulls fought."  -Horses also share liberally in the  slaughter, as 0,000 of them were victims  Recent  dispatches  from  Valparaiso,  Chili, describe the ceremonies at Santiago,   when- the  remains  of  the late  president,    Jose    Manuel    Balmaceda.  wero interred with great public honors.  The career of Balmaceda and his tragic  death  are  of  the  highest  interest   iu  South American  history.     Balmaceda  was elected  president of Chili  by an  overwhelming vote in 1880 to serve until 1801.    He was one of the most distinguished citizens of the republic.   He  had been conspicuous in Congress, eloquent in debate and of great influence.  He had been prominent in the diplomatic service and in 1S85, the year before  his election, he was the most popular  statesman in Chili.    He was a liberal  and one of the most progressive men  in  the -party.    His  administration  as  president began full of promise ancl it*  success was regarded as assured.   But  the liberal party was divided into numerous factions, all inspired by greed  for spoils, by anger and by the jealousy  of their separate leaders.   His wisdom  as a statesman and his faith as a patriot did not save him from the efforts  of- revolution.    In 1891, when his term  was approaching its completion, Congress and the officers of the navy rebelled  against   his government.    The  conflict was severe, and the insurgents  appear to have had  the sympathy ol  foreign  nations. > Among other singular facts public sympathy in the United  States was almost universally in fnvoi  of the  rebels  against  the  Balmaceda  government.       Our sympathy always  was in favor of every i-ubul movement  except that which occurred on our own  soil.    Balmaceda was defeated and attempted flight.   But he was pursued by  the hue and cry of the country to which  he had rendered the greatest service.  His escape was bathed and lie sought  refuge in  the house of the Argentine  minister at Santiago.    Threatened by  a savage mob, apprehensive of an ignominious death if arrested, he committed suicide beneath the roof where he  had, taken shelter.    His remains were  buried, but the place was unknown except to his friends.   There were stories  that he was not dead, but that the account of his suicide and secret interment was prepared to cover his escape  from the country.   But this rumor was  effectually discredited.   His secret burial was for the purpose of shielding his  grave from profanation by his political  enemies.    At the recent re burial with  imposing ceremony  more than  10,00(i  persons  were present.    There  was  a  long procession.   Leaders of the opposition paid their respects to the surviving  members of his family.   More than 200  floral wreaths were thrown upon the!  gorgeous mausoleum prepared for his \  remains.    And with this ceremony one !  of the greatest South American statesmen since Simon Bolivar passes  intc j  history.  WHEAT CE0PS OF 1896  ENORMOUS SHIPMENTS OF THE  GREAT CEREAL.   '  New Departure in Sliipmetita���������South.-  ern Ports Coming to the Front���������Interesting Figures Showing America's Supremacy in   Wlieat  Growing.  t '  Great Wlieat Centers.  Men who deal in wheat will remember  the fall of 1S9C5, because of two unprecedented features: the unexpected rise  in the market on the eve of a presidential election, and the shipment of the  staple from Chicago to Southern ports.  The first,of these phenomena has attracted the  attention  of    the    whole  world; the second has hardly been noticed by any one not directly interested  in the sale and shipment of grain. And  yet this is undoubtedly far more important than the other, since it is the beginning oi a new order in wheat shipment.    Chicago and St. Louis are the  great wheat centers of the continent,  says a writer in the St. Louis Globe-  Democrat.   At these two cities millions  and  millions of  bushels of grain  are  massed every year'   over   converging  lines of shining steel.   From these two  cities it is sent to the seaboard.   In the  past the Southern ports of Baltimore,  Norfolk, etc., have been supplied from  St. Louis, while none of. Chicago's shipments, either, 'by  rail or water,  have  been sent to ports south of New-York.  But this year tin** continued and determined  efforts of the  Southern, ports,-  aided by certain action on the part of  the British Board of Trade and the Ioav  railroad freights from Chicago southeast, have tended to divert a part of tho  wheat trade formerly enjoyed by New  York; hence the new departure in Chicago wheat shipments.  The ports of the Atlantic seaboard to  ardy, because of the greedy British ship  owners' practice of loading their vessels as deepljr as possible, at the same  time insuring heavily enough to minimize the risk of shipwreck from a  financial standpoint, regardless of the  danger to the men. ��������� Plimsoll's name  has been immortalized iii the term  "Plimsoll's line,'Avhich has been given  to the "safe" load mark, and he is undoubtedly entitled to the gratitude ot  sailors the world over.  But New York-grain shippers do not  fully appreciate his services just now.  Acting on the principles laid down by  Plimsoll, the British Board of Trade  has declared that in the winter ��������� time,  when the weather is heavy in the North  Atlantic, -ships sailing from Baltimore  and points- south shall be allowed a  much deeper water load-line than"from  points north of that port. That makes  the ocean freight rates from the Southern ports much more reasonable, and so  helps to give them the lead, of 'course.  There is a .more or less g'eneral impression tliat practically the entire commercial wheat crop of the country Is  raised in t'he'prairie States of the Middle West and Northwest. This impression is very wide of the mark. It is  true that the wheat raised in these sections forms the bulk of the commercial  crop, but not all of it by any'mcans.  Wheat is raised for sale .on farms that  are scattered all over the country; only  four States���������Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida���������failing  to contribute their quota! Tbe fertile  flats of New York State's Cenessee valley���������once the most famous wheat-producing regions in America���������the farnfs  of" the thrifty Pennsylvania as who  .dwell in the agricultural sections of  that State, parts of New England, Ohio,  Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama and  Georgia, and every one of the Atlantic  seaboard Southern States save Florida,  besides some other Southern" States,  make contributions, and the direct benefits accruing from a good wheat crop  for all this wheat/ and more!' from  abroad, there is good reason to believe,  because of the short crop elsewhere'.  At 80c a bushel the inflow of foreign  money for this year's surplus would be  $48,000,000. This will not be the' extent,  of the cash receipts from wheat this  year, however, since the left-over surplus from last year amounts to S0.000,-  000 bushels, which, at the same rate,  ore, or $112,-  will bring $G4,000,000-m  000,000 altogether. Counting the population of the country' at 70,000,000, the  wheat for sale outside the United States  this 3Tear will show from the outside  world about $17.40 for every man. woman and child���������enough to furnish hats  and shoes for ail and leave a handsome  surplus. , ���������  '    The hauling of wheat to market begins soon after the ending of the harvest.   In some of the great wlieat States  like   "Minnesota,'   whose  production   is  00,000,000 bushels,' it is a business ot  great"  magnitude;'   and the storing of  wheat, even at small railroad stations,  requires the-investment'of thousands  of'dollars in local warehouses and elevators., Men who know how to handle  wheat in bulk are in demand  in  the  wheat States during the period of marketing   and ' transportation,   and    the  amount disbursed in their wages is. of  course,  considerable.    In some of the  newly opened and extremely productive  wheat fields of'the Pacific Northwest,  where there is practically no early autumn''rainfall, the bags of wheat are  piled  up "by the-side of-way  freight  houses in quantities sometimes aggregating-hundreds of thousands of bush--  els, until the railroad can get ready to  take it away. 'In  States'like 'Maine,  however, where, the'crop'is only about  S0,000-bushels, the local transportation,  of grain amounts to little, and  what'  wheat is sent away by rail is generally-  unloaded from the tail,wid of the'farm-  ei's wagon -directly into the freight car.  It is at the great centers." like Chicago-,  ���������and St. Louis and the big shipping ports  of New York and Baltimore, that the  handling  of   wheat   assumes  greatest  magnitude. . In Chicago boats and cars"  are loaded and unloaded directly to and  from the elevators,  and in Baltimore  'wheat is spouted directly to the hold.?  of outgoing vessels from- the elevator.  But in the port of New York, curiously]  enough,   where   the   most  progressive  mclihods, resulting In greatest economy '  of shipment,  might  he  expected,   the.  clumsy system  of lighterage���������that is, ���������  spouting the grain:,to a lighter from a.'  ship at. anchor in the harbor and then'  rehandling  it 'by means of a floating:  elevator���������is still in vogue.  THE   GREAT   AMERICAN    CEKLAL.  If a woman were only as patient in  unlocking the door for her men folks  as she is in letting in and out the cat/  the South believe, that it will not be  many years before they will have succeeded in securing a very large and  lucrative portion of the wheat trade,  and they believe further that this will  bring about a great boom to their ports,  since, of course, the commerce iu wheat-  will bring other trade. A ship that  visits the Southern ports to get wheat  must bring merchandise in order to  make the round voyage profitable, and  if the commercial growth of these ports,  now beginning, continues, new lines of  steamers between their piers and various parts of the world will be established. In fact, it has already been given out that one of the great navigation  companies of Hamburg will shortly establish a new line from Norfolk.to various European ports.  To the reader who does not keep well  informed concerning such things, it is  not easy to see how any ruling of the  British Board of Trade could have bearing on the commerce of American seaports, but a little explanation of the  facts will make this clear. The British  Board of Trade exercises the most careful supervision imaginable over British  ships, and makes stringent rules concerning the loading of the vessels. This  is due to the efforts of a Mr. Plimsoll,  made many years ago. He had in mind  the safety of the British sailor's life,  which had hitherto been in great jeop-  are therefore about as .Avide-spread as  can well be imagined.  It is difficult accurately to calculate  the financial benefits of America's  wheat crop, when prices are fair, but  they are enormous. The total crop of  iSOO is estimated at 435,000,000 bushels.  If the market keeps up and the average  price of wlieat at the seaboard is 80c a  bushel, this means the addition of $338,-  000,000 to the country's wealth. It is  true that the farmer does not.get all  this immense sum, and that the railroads do get a large slice, but the bulk  of all the money paid to the railroads,  lake vesselmen, elevator and other terminal corporations, for handling wheat,  is paid out again at once in the form of  wages, to the benefit of,those who work  with their hands.  In this way a profitable wheat crop  benefits almost every class in almost  every part of the country. It does not,  however, briug the full value of the  crop into the country in the form of  "foreign gold," for the United States  is not only the greatest producer of  wlieat in the world, but the greatest  consumer as well, it being estimated  that 375,000,000 bushels are disposed of  every year within the boundaries of  Uncle Sam's dominion. Accepting this  estimate as correct, 00,000,000 bushels  of the crop will be available for foreign  shipment.   That there will be a demand  Wanted   a   Clock and  a Timepiece.  "I want-something handsome in the  way of a clock," ho-said to the jeweler.  "We have a very fine lino of goods,"  was the response, "and the prices are  very moderate."  "I don't care anything'about the price.  I want something that will show at a.  glance that it cost a lot of money."  "Certainly. ' We have some-beautiful'  imported goods."  "That's the idea; something that came  from abroad. I want an onyx pedestal  and ormula trimming and a statue on  the top of it."  "Here's a veritable work of art."  "That's pretty well; but I'd like something more attractive than that. It's  to be a birthday present to my wife. We  haven't been keeping house very long,  and she's been worried for fear people  would think we were going without a  clock because we couldn't afford one.  I'm going to see that she has something  so handsome that it'll dazzle everybody  who conies into the parlor and so precious that it has to be kept under glass  like a specimen in the museum."  "How  is this oue7"  the jeweler in-.  .  quired as he lifted a massively ornate  article from a shelf.  "That's the very thing. That'll please  her almost to death. Pack it up and  ship it out to my house aud send tlie bill  to my office."  "It'll cost $125," the jeweler mildly  suggested.  "That's all right. It looks as,if it  were worth it."  He', started f or,_ the door, butcame  back and said: "By -the way, you'd better give me another clock���������one of those  small nickel-plated affairs that cost  about a dollar and a half, so that we can  stick it off in an.obscure corner to look  at when we want to know what time it  is."���������Washington Evening Star.'  One Reason for Great Distress.  .Tames Clay, the distinguished whist  player who figures in "Guy Livingston'.'  under tbe name of Castlemaine, once  had for a partner in the game a man  who led a singleton from a hand containing five trumps, and Castlemaine  fell into the common error of leading  trumps to defend an imaginary suit..  Although it was not his fault, the poor  partner of the great man felt himself  called upon to look sorry, and remarked  that the result had beeu unfortunate.  Castlemaine looked thoughtfully at the  ceiling. "It is computed," he said, "that  there are upward of two thousand Englishmen of good family, and born to-  brilliant prospects, who are now wandering shoeless about the continent because they would not lead trumps, having five."   In the early days of gold mining in  California waiters in the hotels were  paid $5 a day for their labor. '   I ',  ^^"^���������^W"  A VA v'.  i   r i  JJL  TEEASUEY AT NIGHT.  w  GUARDING UNCLE SAM'S MONEY  FROM   BURGLARS.  Although Audacious Cracksmen Have  Sized Up the Situation with a "View  of Making a Big Haul, Not a Dollar  Has Been Stolen.  r  1  ;-'  v,  1/ *   ���������".  J������4  p-  2>  r  V  r  '/  Midniarht Ainon-i the Money  Ba������rs.  Washington corresprndence:  ABOUT the most  difficult place,, v>  pen eti-ate    day   or  pe  night without bein,  seen, watched and  guarded is the United, States treasury.  In -nil there are sev-  _���������,������,,     e������ty    guardians    of  ihf'F ' lhe t-1"0518"1'!'- ������U(lui" a  ^wJ'     captain and two lieu-  ' '-^       tenants.    Nearly all  of'the watchmen aro  men who were in the  war as mere boys,' and are therefore now  in the prime of life.    They arc thoroughly trained ancl reliable..   Very few treasury  watchmen have been discharged  for  negligence  since   the   foundation   of  ihe  Government.     The possibility  of  a  raid  -'upon'tho treasury is'regarded,as remote,  ^   but   the   watch    force , is   disciplined   to  ^^Jtand by for such a raid at any time.  Among  the  old  Treasury   Department  watchman  there  is 'a  tradition   that  the  . lamented .Jesse '.Tamos made seven distinct tours, on seven separate- occasions,  of the Treasury Department, with an eye  to business. ��������� This legend they relate to  visitors, who, after h-fving handled a  package'of greenbacks, 'said to contain  , $5,000,000, are willing to believe -anything. If'Mr. James ��������� really did make  such 'visits, he found his presence- in-  ,'stantly known to twenty-five: men of exceedingly determined appearance, the ma-  . jority of whom had done'too much picket  and patrol duty during the war to be  caught napping in times of peace, each  armed with a'persuasive' seven-chambered  , '    army'pistol,  and " none  looking  as  if he  '    would  hesitate  the  fractional  part of  a  second to use-if if occasion required. Once  the , United    States   Treasurer   himself,  whilo prowling about'the vaults on a mid-  t    night   tour   of  personal   inspection,   was  ��������� .challenged and halted.', and forced 1o hold  up both hands, under menace of a-leveled  rifle, until'his captor, who did not know  him, had sent for tho lieutenant to ideu-  . tify him. '   ' '  To observe the fashion with which llu\  night watchmen ''cover'' their posts, it  might easily be thought that the sou'ii*  service is in constant receipt of int'onaa-  tion as to contemplated treasury rubber-'  ies. Yet never a dollar has ever been  taken -"from the treasury by force. A  sneak thief once got in his work to the ox-  tent of $(30,000 in bills.' which he expert-"  ly plucked from one of the fables in the  redemption division. But there has never  liccn a hold-up. .The secret servicedniows  that many celebrated cracksmen, including ''Little Jimmy" I lope, who successfully pulled off the great Manhattan Bank  robbery, have from time to timo contemplated the conversion of a few mil'ions of  treasury money to their private use, but  they all thought better of it. ' They de-  ���������cided the undertaking to be of too colossal  a character.  Down to the incumbency of Secretary  Folger there would., it is claimed, ,have  been no great difficulty for accomplished  and nervy cracksmen of the firs** rank to  have done a bit of nightwork in the big  marble cash repository of the Government. When Mr. Folger took tho reins  of the treasury the watch actually depended on common police whistles. He  completely changed ancl reorganized tho  system. An elaborate electrical alarm  .system was introduced, the force of  watchmen was greatly amplified,* and the  old iron safes were replaced by the mod-  -ern steel affairs with intricate combinations. The gold and silver vault--, were  .given steel casings around their common  shells of masonry, and fitted with tinie  locks. If thero were no watch force on  constant guard at the Treasury Department, however, burglars could do about  as they chose with the safes in the Treasury Building.    The safes are as good as  4 any made, but oven manufacturers of  safes are compelled to reluctantly admit  that the safe has not yet been  devised  %  %  The watch force is divided into three  reliefs, like an army guard, only the treasury watchman is on post longer than the  soldier. Each of the night watches is  made up of twice the number of men in  the day watch. A gang^of robbers, to  effect an entrance at the main door after  nightfall, would have to use a battering  ram on the iron outer door, and by tliis  time they had stove it in they would be  ALWAYS  HEADY.  flanked by the entire police force of the  District,, the .soldiery' from Fort Myer  and the arsenal and the marines from the  barracks,, with all of which forces the  treasury has direct alarm connections.  There is something eerie about 1he big  treasury building at night. Ten minutes  before midnight the watchmen of "the  "mid" watch are all on hand at the main  entrance, anej thoy all make their appearance at the iron door at once, to the  very minute of-time, apparently springing from the ground. The silence is only  broken by the .frcepient ringing of'the  post-register above the head 'of the lieutenant of the watch. Their lpweredr  voices seem to fit with the surrounding  solemnity.- From their manner one might  easily imacino that there was heavy,fighting work cut ont for them before dawn���������  By pressing his ear tgainst the vault  eloors, the faint clicking of the time locks,  penetrating the six tons of steel, may be  heard. ' The patrol passes the cage very  frequently, and somehow it is hard to  throw off the impression that this patrolling watchman is a prison turnkey, the  chief of u death watch, keeping his eye  upon the warder, who, in his turn, incessantly embraces within his view a criminal passing his last, night upon earth.  The sub-basement of the treasury at midnight' is -calculated to" render- the most  prosaic and phlegmatic man into a .morbidly imaginative person.'  Two or three times a month, on an  average, treasury employes in charge of  safes in their respective divisions forget  to lock them up at the close of the. day's  business. < It is the- duty- of th'c watch  patrol not only to see that none of the  safes are open, but to try them to see  that they are locked. When one of these  patrolmen happens upon an unlocked safe,  he immediately informs the lieutenant of j  the watch.' who without making any attempt to lock the safe, places his seal  over a point covering the door and th<k  frame, and stations a special watchman  to see that it is not tampered with. When  (he employe who has negligently left the  safe open roaches his division the next  morning he must stand by for squalls,  for an elaborate report is made of every  case of the kind. ''   ',   '  UNCLE   SAM'S   BIGGEST GUN.  DARK    AND     BLOODY    GROUND.  A'  County  in   Kentucky Where   Murders Abound.  ' The sparsely-settled jsection of Marshall Counly, Kentucky, has been'the  scene of numberless unpunished crimes.  Many years ago an entire family of negroes were shot to death by a mob.  Some parties were indicted but no one  "was ever convicted! Some'ten years  ago, as a culmination' of a feud, two  brothers named . Blackwell were shot  to death by a man named George Lof-  tin, who was also s,o badly wounded  that he did not recover'for several  months. 'For weeks afterward a rBign  of terror existed and the whole neighborhood was up in arms. In the same  locality, Joe'Greer, a substantial farmer, but a desperate and dangerous man,  had several killings 'and shootings  charged to nis account, for which he  served a term in State'prison. Some  months after returning from the peui-  tentiary Greer was called to his door  Mightiest of guns ever built in America, and one of the largest' yet" con-  ' st'ructed anywhere, is the lG-inch engine of war on which work is now being'  pushed at the Watervliet Arsenal. It will be 49.67 feet long, weigh 125. tons,  have a range of sixteen miles, and will penetrate 2iy2 inches of the best steel'  armor at two miles. Mounted at Fort Wadsworth, in case of hostilities with  Spain, this gun would be able to hurl a 2,370-pound projectile at a,-man-of-  war before she got within seven miles of Sandy Hook.,        ,���������        _     J...,tfV  L.������f.  TRAMPS AT WASHINGTON,   D.< C.  Of Late Tears They Gather   There   in  ���������    Gx-eat Force.   ,  Washington, D. C, has been for years  a favorite winter resort'for tramps, but  since the famous march of Coxey's  army it has become a- veritable niecca,  m  A  WATCHMAN OX DUTY.  AT TITI"* MAIN DOOK.  et  that  the, modern  cracksman  cannot  into.  An expert manipulator of safe combinations was summoned to the treasury from  New York not long ago. to open a safe  that declined to respond to its figures.  The expert opened the safe in half a  minute. Then he made a tour of the  building, and opened every one of the  safes. There was not one of them that he  did not get into within fourteen minutes  after making the first turn of the combination handle. He modestly stated to  the officials accompanying him that he die!  not amount to much as a safe opener, and  that there were cracksmen at large who  might have done everything he'did in less  time.  a   kind   of   "just-before-the-battle"   manner that is distinctly impressive.  Each watchman has a regular permanent post, lie 'is not permitted to smoke,  read or write while on duty. His business is solely to watch. ���������- If he goes to  sleep and is discovered by the watch  patrol he is certain to be discharged upon  being reported the next day. At the end  of each round the watchman touches his  electrical button, which informs the lieutenant of the watch at his desk at the  main door that everything is well with  him.  The two most important posts are  those which include within their limits  the gold and silver vaults, which are side  by side. The watchman who looks after  the cash room vault is locked in the cash  room when he goes on post, and patrols  the gallery at fi-equent intervals, registering each visit to the cloor of the. vault  as-he passes'-the electrical button. Thus,  if a robber contrived to get into the cash  room and overcame the watchman,- the  cessation of registering reports would inform the. lieutenant of the watch that  something had gone wrong on that post.  Then, by means of the electrical signals,  the lieutenant would quickly assemble  a force of watchmen of whatever size he  considered necessary. These watchmen  would go to the room of the captain of the  watch���������in which, by the way, is hung,  framed, the silk American flag in which  Booth's spur caught when he jumped  from the Ford's Theater box after having  shot President Lincoln���������take each a  Springfield rifle from the rifle-rack, strap  on one of the army campaign belts crowded full of cartridges, and proceed in a  body to the cash room.  The watchman who stands guard over  the gold and silver vaults is locked in an  ante-room, the hall end of which is formed-  of heavy wire, leading to the vaults. He  remains thus locked up during the entire  eight hours of .his guard tour, and is  seated beside the vault doors. He touches off his registering apparatus at regular intervals: At the present' time the  watchman guarding these vaults has the  responsibility of $140,000,000 in silver-  coin aud $3,000,000 in gold coin on his  hands. The. bulk of the United States  gold bullion and coin is kept, at the sub-  treasury in New York. The silver is  packed in oblong boxes, ten bags to a  box, oue thousand dollars to a bag. '��������� The  silence of the tomb reigns in the anteroom where the vault watchman puts in  his eight hours.  one night,and shot tq, death. ,It was  ."just across the , Tennessee River, in  wli.it is now, the.,farsons.boom city of  Grand River, then known as the ''Narrows," that T. L. .Sullivant, a country  merchant, killed in cold blood Nathan  Marks, a drummer who bad gone to  the Narrows to collect a bill i rom Sullivant. This was one of the noted'  crimes of AYestern Kentucky. Sulli-,  vant was sent to the State prison for  life. He was pardoned only a few  weeks ago.  Besides these more notable crimes  there have been other bloody affairs,  less mixed with, elements of'sensationalism', which have partly passed out of  the public mind, if, indeed, they are not  wholly forgotten. Every negro in  Western Kentucky knows of Calvert  City and its "unwritten law" that no  colored people shall reside within' its  limits. Like most places which bear  big names it is a small town, made up  for the most part of a railroad depot,  a hotel, a few stores, a mill, the inevitable blacksmith shop, and a fe.w residences, containing perhaps 200 inhabitants. . No negro has ever lived thero.  None passes through the place unless  it he on board a train, as fast as steam  can carry him. A few have boldly attempted to walk through the town, but  in most cases they departed more hurriedly than they entered. In a few  cases they did not depart at all. but  were attended by the coroner, while  some of thoso who were lucky enough  to get away carried bullets aud flesh  wounds as unpleasant mementos.  And now, in conclusion: There- are  several hundred thousand of these hobos in this country. What shall:be done  with them? ,,  ...      .  -;���������    ���������  A  A   CHAINLESS    BICYCLE. :W  i*.  OX THE FX.ATS.  whither all the bums ancl hobos turn iu  fall. Tramp's are of two kinds: The  ���������unfortunates who want to work and  can find no job; and the vicious, who  cwould die sooner than work. Of- this  latter class are almost all the thousands  that are now.gathered at the nation's  capital.  -On the Potomac flats .whole companies of them "camp out." They gather boards and boxes and erect shelters,  ���������where they contentedly sit and discuss  ways and means to beg or steal food.  They frequently resort -to intimidation  when all else fails, and seldom have to  go hungry. '  Gangs of them go on foraging expeditions, and when they "return to the fiats  with their booty, the pot is made to boil,  .while the crowd intently watches the  culinary proceedings. After dinner the  hobo feels that he is a great man. and  he lights his pipe and struts with all  the self-importance of the "big-headed"  society man.  His pipe smoked, he goes out on an  Its Inventor lsi Convinced" tha't'-Xt  ���������>*. Solves a Problem.  The latest,thing in 'chainless,bicycles  is the'invention of a Syracuse'man,  Marion A. Andrews. He chums that^i't  solves the problem of how> to get -the  greatest speed from a bicycle with the  least expenditure of effort.- 'By an arrangement, of cogs that is-quite simple  the power'is transmitted directly from  the pedal to the sprocket. There is a'  second cog wheel placed "ou'tslde"'a'nd.  around tbe small cog on the rear'wheel.  The cogs of the largely wheel., whieh.us  of aluminum, are on the inside/ The  pedals are fastened to this 'wheel, and  when put in motion i,t acts.directly on  the smaller wheel. One revolution ,o,f  the larger wheel and pedals^ tlaerefoYo,  causes the smaller wheel-- to ^-revolve  many times. (   TI10 saddle occupiesjther  same position that' it does on an ordih-  u    -i    ��������� v /,: * r.i  xkw cnArsxEss 'bicycle.  ary wheel. This places the*,rider, directly over the pedals.���������Philadelphia  Preys. * ' *'"  WATCIIIXG THE  POT.  errand of a different nature. uHe has  had food���������now he must drink. He  "works" the avenues, streets and residences until be has collected a quarter  of a dollar. If he is social he returns  to his chums and the "growler" traveis  to the saloon of ill-repute, where slop  is; sold instead of beer, uutil funds  have disappeared or the crowd is so  drunk that no one can carry the can.  Food 'Plants.  Of all the-plants, used for food there j Often the man with the can is over-  is none which has beeu so long known ! come by the way and is found by his  or has had, so to say, so distinguislmd  a lineage as asparagus. Its record, in  fact, reaches back to almost the commencement of authentic history, as it  is mentioned by the comic poet Crati-  nus, who died about 425 B. C, and was  a contemporary of, though slightly older than, Aristophanes.  fellow bums serenely sleeping beside a  fence.  Only when the weather is bad do the  The Spicier.  The spider is so well supplied with  the silky thread with which it makes  its web that an experimenter once drew  out of the body of a single specimen  three thousand four hundred and eighty  yards of the thread���������a length but little  short of two miles. A fabric woven  of spider's thread is more glossy than  that from the silk worm's product,  and is of a beautiful golden color.  Bobby���������"Papa, what is the difference  between an old maid and a uew woman?" Papa���������"An old maid, my son, is  a woman who* having failed to win a  man, avoids men. A new woman, having similarly failed, tries .to become oue  of them."���������New York World.  A man is hopelessly dull when he  doesn't know wheu he is beine: made  fun of.  Weudell Phillips.  The Cosmopolitan quotes some' per1-,  sonal  cornmonts   written   by "Wendell  Phillips when on his lecture tour. From  Illinois he writes, in a car, with a lead  pencil: ' ' ���������   ; "n  "The weather is dull; only two. days  since I left that I have seen tlie, sun.  Rain, snow, clouds, danip, mud, and  grim heavens. Still, the audiences are  large." , ...-   v-     v-,.,  .  From one of the oil towns in.Pennsylvania:  "Here I am in an oil town; mud over  the hubs of the wheels; literally, one  'horse was smothered in it; the queerest crowd of, men, with trousers tucked  in their boots. Everybody here is making money���������the first place. I have found  where this is the case. Explanation���������  they have all struck oil.  "In Milwaukee, I had a fine suite of  rooms, bath, chamber, parlor, with pier-  glass ten feet high and five,feet.broa,d  ���������nothing showy���������just comfortable." '''  "I the traveler, the elderly gentleman, have been kissed in Illinois! Put  that in your pipe andismoke .it. if,you  can, without choking your envious soiil.  Yes, kissed! on a. public 'platform,''in  front of a depot, the whole ..world envying me. Who did .it?, do you ask?  It was an old man of seventy-three  years, a veteran abolitionist,"a lovely,  old saint. In the early days, 'of the  cause we used to kiss each other, like  the early Christians, and when he saw  me he resumed the habit"       ���������      ���������   ' ' ���������  BV   Till-:  WAY.  hobos -seek the shelter of the police stations, and even thou they are apt to depart with muttered curses if told -that  a bath would precede a bunk. The real  hobo avoids cleanliness as the fawn  flies the hunter.  It Tickled Boston.  In one of Lowell's letters to Briggs,  the. former mentions Thackeray's visit  to Boston, and says that during tlie  meeting of Thackeray with 'Tieknbr,  the latter said: "One mark of a gentleman is to be well-looking���������for gofd:  blood shows itself in good features."  "A. pretty speech," replied Thackeray,  "for one broken-nosed man to make to  another," and in the letter Lowell added: "All Boston has been secretly tickled about it."  Magistrate���������"If you were innocent,  why did you run away the moment the  policeman appeared?" Pat���������"Becaze,  yer honor, thim cops do be always a risk"  in' the wrong man."���������Harper's Bazar.  If   a   woman   doesn't   "like  a   man's  looks," she thinks it is oxcu.snbfo foi-'  her to pay twice as much for an article  somewhere else.  ir  s  i" <i  , *  *���������  ,. f  ��������� \  < /'  1',  1  ���������ir ������'  <' 'A#  -" ' -   - < i  ; , An  *  ���������*��������� ,1-  -, - ��������� 'hi  '' -' AiL  .-, - -i-m  -'     'A'  --Mi  ���������;a>S  *-*���������   '    ������������������*    iii  f ;������������������..  ':-   lft.  '  ������*l  * ,'A'f  ,/-* A  1  THE  WEEKLY    NEWS    FEB.    2nd, . 1S97.  Tfli mim mws  1  Issued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M Whitney, Editor.    .  TE&MS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN   ADVANCE.  Qnm  Y������ar   .   "  ?200  Six Month*     ,    125  aingU Copy       0 ('5  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  On* iaoh per year.'  5 12.00  ..    ..   month  .... '.. . .'.    * 1 50  eighth col   p������r year  ,    25 00  fourth   ..      5000  ���������week, .. line              10  Local notUes.per lino     20."  Notices    of  Births,    Marriages    and  eaths,  50 cents each insertion.  No Advertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons failing to get  The News  regularly should notify the Office.  Tuesday, FIB. % 1897.  :?-:. ..'       ,   -      .,  - :���������-   ������������������     ���������  :.     =���������"^-:. *'  Slowly the forests are disappearing and  giving place, to productive farms. Comox  District is advancing as rapidly as any  agricultural section.  The Almighty puts up precious things  in- small parcels; they are soon gone,  but the more useful metals, like coal ind  iron,'endure the centuries.  Tho Wellington Enterprise under the  editorship ,of Dr. Walkam, M.P.P., is  strongly opposed to Premier Turner.  What does the doctor want?     ���������  The officers are doing well to break  up the sale of liquor without authority of  law. If satisfied of any violation in any  (quarter, we trust they will not rest umil  the law is vindicated.  SCHOOL ARCHITECTURE  There is sometning radically wrong in  our school architecture. The plans  appearto be drawn, by the draughtsman of the Land,and Works Office. He  evidently don't know anything about the  needs of the schools, whatever he may-  know about other things. Ic is an outrage  that the closets for little bo>s and girls  should be placed back to back. More or  less trouble is always made by bad boys.  It is an evil so easily remedied that there  is no excuse for its continuance. Inside  the school rooms the windows are arrantf-  -ed directly opposite each other, which  makes it trying for 'ihe eyes. Then the  wainscoting is usualy placed so high that  ' the blackboards have to be raised above  the rea*"h of the scholars, and it. is not  unusual to see pupils with chalk in hand  Standing on tip toe to make figures.  The want oi ventilation is another  defect. ' In very few school buildings is  there any provision for lotting in, or  letting out the air except by raising the  windows. And in Winter, of course,  ���������bis is never done.  In Union, until the public  complained  at x general   meeting  a year a������o, there  was no method for ventilating the school  rooms,  if we except the transoms over  the    STATIONARY  windows.    Ihe  transoms were hinged  at the  top so  that  if  opened they threw down  on the heads of  the children a draft of air causing colds  The   la\y   requires    amending.       No  ������ch<5ol building should be erected without  the   plans   are   first   submitted   to   the  Educational Office, and there  approved.  Let a bill be introduced,this  session and  passed, and let it provide  foran   inspection  of all  school  buildings,   as well as  other  publ'x  buildings   by the   Board of  Health and the question of ventilation as  well  as  all  sanitary  matters  connected  therewith, be regulated by it.  wants and, freely, as their servant, discuss  with ihem   individually  and   collectively,  matters   affecting   the  common   weal  ol  the district.    How h.ird Mr.McInnes had  worked during the short   lime since election was pretty well known and it is needless  to,say that  fact   acted   to  a  gre.it  extent as a  forerunner of the- hearty  reception he would  receive.    The Agricul  tural   Halb was    well   filled.     Mr.   John  McKenzie, J.P., was voted   to the  chair.  The chairman in-a few words announced  the object of the meeting and called upon  Mr.IVTcIones to speak.    As he stepped to  the platform and faced   the audience, thi-  yonntr   member  was  greeted   with   loud  app'ause.  The last time, said the speaker  ihat I met you I felt downcast, I was told  that   influences' were  against  'me and   I  would have hard work to find a Mclnnes  man.    The  glorious  23rd,  of June had  passed.    Before then he had attacked ihc-  Conservative'  party,   the   corruption that  existed and the fostering- under its policy  ofmonoplies.    The result   of the election  proved that the people  were   tired of the  late   government.      The- speaker    then  alluded   to  the  attempt   of Sir   Charles  Tupper   to hang  on   10   power  after  an  adverse' <. erdict had beer, rendered.   This  attempt    of  usurpation    of power   was.  thanks to a Scoth Governor-General of the  type of Lord Aberdeen,  frustrated.    The  Hon.Mr.Laurier. had   formed a  government and   had' chosen as his  colleagues  therein men, who individually and collfec-  tivelv, were the strongest ever  entrusted  with the control   of the   Dominion.     Mr.  Mclnnes then referred   to his  ante-election statements and   to how he had since  acted.    He had   t>one to   Ottawa 'before  the, session  opened and" he intended   to  go there again before the ensuing P.'irlia-  uient.    A   member could-jet a, better au-'  dience with the' Ministers before   Parliament met th'in during its siitini*, when so  much' .occupied   , the     attention   of  the  Government.    He  contradicted a rumor  that he   intended co   leave* the   Province,  and  asked   his   hearers   why   should   he  leave so glorious a place.    Mr.   Mclnnes  referred to the honour that had been con'-'  ferred upon him  in being  entrusted wi.h  the moving of the address  in reply to the  speech   from the   throne.    He had   been  criticised for th-.t "-pcech.    He had made  statements in the House then,  as he had  done .before,   and he   did not   believe in  fearing   to   aitacka   man   to his face.  Btitiih Columbia hid fai'er-. in for,a good  share   in the  speech.   'Me spoke  of this  Province   , then      that '   the   < members  assembled   might'learn   something   of it  ind because the newspapers would herald  abroard    his   utterances,     thus    making  known  something-ot*   British   Columbia.  Members who had in the   past gone frnm  R-itish   Columhi-'i   had. never  said   anything about the place.    As to the tariff it  was impossible to do away with it entirely.  It would   be revised,   so thnt,   subject   to  the requirement of the  revenue, the high  tariff wall   will    be    pulled  down.     Mr.  Mclnnes   then   explained   ihe   work   entrusted   lo the   tariff Commission.     He  alluded to the Sohoo'l question which had  been   settled by a   policy of conciliation  The   Chinese  question    was   referred   to  and   his   positipn  already taken  thereon  He   was   opposed   to the Chinese.    The  speaker then read what he   had obtained  for his constituency.  Anion"-oilier things  a  semi-weekly   mail    service   would   be  inaugurated      In   speaking    about    the  mad service to this  district Mr. Mclnnes  mentioned that ihe E.&N.Co., had asked  for  a   semi-week'y   one,  a   sum which-if  there   were a road   between   Comox and  Nanaimo would secure them fifteen mails  a  week,  il wanted.    Tlie  electors   must  look to a government nearer home.  Why  had   you   not  an  independent   means of  exit?    Alberni  had   a   semi-weekly  mail  service  ancl   you     could    have     one    nt  comparatively  s mail I    cost,   if only  that  road were opened.   The speaker concluded .bv thanking the audience and promising to watch their interests and   to come  again     among    them.      The    elequent  member  then   sat down   amid loud   and  prolonged     apn'ause.       The    chairman  ther.   asked if anyone   had anv questions  to ask.    Several questions   were then put  to Mr.McInnes and answered by him.  The   meeting after  passing   a vote   of  thanks to the member adjourned.  f  COMOX    BAKERY  Supplies the valley with first class bread, pies, cakes, etc.  Bread delivered by Cart through Courtenay and District every  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Redding Cakes made and Parties catered      c  "   ��������� H. C   LUCAS, Proprietor  FOR RENT-The boarding house lately occupied by Mr.----A. Lindsay. Apply  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.   /  \\7 ANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquire  * * at -,'JfKWS OlTICE.  OOR SALE,' RANOa-Oiie mile and  a  -*-,. half   from   Xjuiou,   coi'taina   100,   acres  uud will lie disported of at a luw figure,  quiro of James Abrams.  El!  .FOR SALE���������-Clnared corner lot ou Pen-  Pburitn Aveuue, Hell cheap, terms easy.  Enquueat "News Office."  Drs   Lawrence  &  Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  '-"arETXOasT B.C. fi  We have apj?ointed M.r.   James   Abrams out collector until   iurtner notice, to, whom all   overdue   accounts  may be paid. A  7 Noi'. 1895.'  jt *��������� v<trin   m 1 1 ���������iiiiii***m ���������i'-iibim mw ���������  Dr. JEFFS  ,' c '   ii   -  Surgeon   and Physician  F  (Graduate'of the University of Toronto,  ,L C, V.&S., Ont.) '  Office and residence. Maryport  Ave., next door to Mr. A. Grant's  Hours for consultation���������9 to lo a m,  2 to 4 and*7 to IO p m.  (gsa^  F. Cur ran  SCAVENGER  I  unIon/b. c.     -    kj  -   -        &  wm*m^m*mmmm^mmMW*mmmM^mwmm^mmmmm^  Society     Cards    .  ,  I;    O.    O.   j. ..���������_.!.  Unior. L������>dge," No. ' i,t, meets e ery  Friday nij^ht ;it o o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to -mend.  A. Lindsay, R. S.  The Second Minstrel Performance.  The K.K. K., performance on Tuesday  night was very, good . and deserved a  better house.  There were quite a number of new  jokes and the songs were new, except  those.sung by the end men, which were  the same as in the first performance.  Among the songs that were applauded  in the first part were,.."Poverty Row," by  Unswonh, "Nellie B.twn,!' by Segrave,  ancl "Liza Jane," by  Hudson.  The Negro dancing by Mr.Gibson was  loudly encored, and the d;incin}> by  Messrs. Anderson qnd Hudson was  received with much .applause.. The  ���������'Chicken TJriy.ide," by Wilkerson, and  the Instrumental duet.' by Messrs. Fech-  ner and Segrave, and Mr. Unsworth's  Iri-h song were very good. Mr. Segrave  received an emphatic encore on "Oh!  What a Difference in the Morning," and  Mr. Mateer was given an encore on  "There Goes McManus," and reappeared and sang "The Brick Came Down.'*  The'performance closed with the Irish  Justice farce, which was again presented  with but slight variations.  Mr. Anderson showed that he had  improved a great deal in his role of the  police officer, and Mr. Mateer, as the  judge, was also better than before.  I      The K.K.K.,   are   to be   congratulated  " %l is not often t,hat" the electors   in this J on .having  secured   Mrs.    Kilp-'frick   as  .���������WXt [.of the   country   arc' favored   with I their accompanist, for'she played exceed-  _,..  post-election addresses from their repre-    'ngly well.  '���������>entat]ves.    The day of election too often        There   was a crowd on the right of the  '���������'means  farewell   to  the   people.    It   was    hall as one enters, and which occupied the  therefore with   no small  degree  of satis-    benches that behaved   shamefully, knock-  faction that  the electors   of this  district j ing   down    the   benches   and   throwing  learned that their young,   able and popti-    articles at different ones, and keeping  up  Jar member would address  them, giving   a general dm.  an account of his stewardship, learn their > R.S.C.  MB MoINNES, MP.  Addresses the   Electors at Courtenay���������-A Well Attended  Heating:.  By ������nr Special  Correspondent.  Cumberland Lodge, -  A.  F. & A. M, B. C. R.  Union, 15. C.  Lodge  meets    first    Friday    in   each  month.     Visiting brethren   are   cordially  invited to attend.  L.   Mou.vce. Sec.  Hiram Loc^e No 14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  be/ore the full of" the moon  Visaing Brothers   cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. MeConneli,  Secretary.-  ��������� ���������., -~-_       _i,.������,     ���������   1   .  ,1,. 1 -t";" "*���������  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,  I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meet., every al tern-tie   Wednesdays of  each month at 8  o'clock p. m.    Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  C.  WHYTE, Scribe.  ������*^M9mMMMmm*BimimKnm&MwMwamumt**MmmBmammmm*mmMmMmu4mm**m:mmmmi im tAatia-  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  :Union'B.revvery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted..' A liberal reward  will be p-iid for information leading to  conviction.'  W.   E. Norris; See'y  S. OF T.  Union Division No. 7, Sons of Temperance meets in , Free Mason's Hall,  Union every Monday evening at 7:30.  Visiting friends cordially invited to  attend.  THOS. DICKINSON, R. S.  ~-*~*���������rri~ri���������nt'iiMm ������������������������������������*���������  H. 1 fkoMf],  House ani Sign Painter,  Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining  arid  Decorating.  GRAINING A SPECIALTY.  All orders Promptly Attended to  Union, B. G.  Esquirnalt  and  Nanaimo   Ry.  Steamer* City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  r ' I ' f' J  The   Steamer  CITY of NANAIMO  will nail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as - pussengcrs  und freight, may ofl'er ���������  Les..e Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. rrt.  ���������"��������� Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m  Leave Comox for Nanaimo, .    Fridays, 7 a.ni.  Naraimo for Victoria    Saturdey, 7 a.m  i   '1 ' 1  For freight or  state  rooms  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  .Victoria Station, Store street.  -A.T-  *-  /^NDERSON'.fi-  MlS'TA L; - WO RKS.  The following Lines are  Represented  Watches, clocks and jewellery  NEATLV   KEpiiRED=   ,'      ,,  Tin, sheetirdn^ and copper work  Bicycles Repaired  Guns and rifles, repaired  Plumbing in all its branches,  Pumps, sinks and piping,  Electric bells placed,   .  Speaking tubes placed  Hot air furnaces, r  Folding bath and improved  Air-tight stoves, specialties  Office and VVorks   ������^dasK*:,,oar  JOHANNESBURG  This Inn, located about,three miles out  from Union on the Cou-iei-ay Road  is now open for business A good  bar will be kept, and the comfort ol the  ���������;.-ie>ts carefully attended to. Give us a  call. '  JOHN PIKET.'  (ST  vV.S   DALBY. D.DS.&L D.S?;  .  v.  Dentistry In all its Brandies   S'  Plate v-irk, liiiir.i; anH 'x-iai!Mn>_*  )* Ofneo opposite Waverly Hot>:l,  Union  y     Iii>ur������-  9 A.m. i<> o p.m. and irom  6 p.m. to 8 p.m  '���������Jt  CUMBERLAND    SHOE    SHOP.  I   have  moved into my new shop on  Dunsrnuir Avenue,  wherel am   prepared  to manufacture and repair   all   kinds   oi  tnen's, women's, and children's shoes.  1 Give me a call.  NELSON PARKS.  Barber Shop  -  AND  :    Bathing  Establishmen t  O. H. Fechner,  r~^  ft)  Subscribe for   THE  $2.00 per annum.  NEWS  MATSUKAWA  Contracts and Day Work  WANTED  '.������     Address���������Matsukawa, Japanese  j-M   Boarding-. House, next,Brick yard  I'  s*  Eiverside Hotel  Courtenay j  C ��������� O.  'Jk:  Grant& Munighan, Props.  5c  Best of Liquors.  Finest of Cigars.,  j     and  I Good Table     ,  (Courteous Attention'  IV  fianaimn Saw Mill  v  ;  1   j  ' _ ���������   "    ��������� ���������AND���������  Sasli and Boer  FACTO   R   Y  A. HAS LAM, Prop  (OFFICE���������RlILL   STREET.)  d*. O. Drawer 36.   ToJcplione Call, l-������)  NANAIMO, IL- C.        .- A ���������?  t������3y** A complete  stock   of 'Rouj-lri ,and  ���������Dressed Lumber always on- hand-*-<A!sc.  Shingles; laths, Pickets,, Doorp, Win-. '  ���������   <dows and Blinds.    Moulding, Scroll    .  n'- .'1     .������ .t/i       <  Sawin������, Turning, and all- kinds  A������f wood linishing furnished:  Cedar'.   White   Pine.    Redwood."  sUTDealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and "general"  Sheetiron work  ���������    PROMPTLY. DONE  IQ  -*' aa'Ag-eiit for the  Celebrated , Gum ay, .  Souvenir.Stoves and  o  rfanges -.  Manufacturer of the  ii ���������  New Air-tieht: Jvcater's  t i.nrnTirwi nil .*>-Bi>n<������fcn*nuMiyFhm\arim m*\\,i*\\*^miu*\ imr il ���������ti- n" -���������-rf���������  /  ivi-:ry-  I C'7n prepared ro  furnish Stylish Figs ,  .and do, Teaming '   \  At reasonable pates.  D. KUpaapiok,  .   'Union, B.C.  EAMING-  ^sr������/z/h/M5  V  mn**n**uni!tfiM  SO YEARS'  EXPERIENCE,  TRADE  MARKS,  DESIGNS,  COPYRIGHTS  &c.  Anyone flendlnf? a sketch and description may  quickly ascertain, free, whether an Invention Is  probably patentable. Communications'< strictly  confidential. Oldest ajrency for securing patents-  In America.    Wo havo  a Washington office.  Patents taken tbrouRh Munn & Co. recelvo  special notice in tho  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  peoutifuHy illustrated,  largest circulation of  .ny aclenttOc journal, weekly,'  1.50 six months.    Specimen  beautiful!  an:  I1  terms $3.00 a year;  peclmen copies and HANS-  ook on patknts sent free.  Address  MUNN   &.  CO.,  361. Broadwav, New York.  CHOICE    LOTS  wy/3  School and office stationery  at E. Pimbury &. Co' drugs  store.  For sale on. Dunsrnuir ave;  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Abkams/  SUBSCRIBE TO   The   News     $2.00  PER ANNUM. '  THE   'WEEKLY    NEWS    FEB.     2nd,    1S97.  W. C. T.U.  NOTES  A Teetotal Village  Some ia teres tmg facts have   recaatly hye:i  published   respectiuj**   the  teetotal  colliery  village of R������e Greeu,   ia  Laacaihire.   Five  and twenty yeara ago the  housed of the village   beloaged    ahn.������d*;    exclusively   to   tue  Bridgewater truiteea,   %vhi>  employ mods of  the inuu.     Today,   out  of   140   houses*, 81  are luhabiiai by their owners.    Tue Reoha-  Lito '������-nt   tids   a   luemberdiuo   of' 270,   the  Baud of ilups 28(>     There ia a co.iipera.tive  ���������j;oa.c-, rhepr^z-'irty o( the   vilage, yielding a  pi.jlic of i.'-.r^e fi'-iiiiug  in   the  pound.    The  chc-nel aud SuocLy echool  have   been   builc  by Ui-e workmen Uienidelvt*-* at a coat of ������2,  700, and m liots G-rteu thore ia not  a  single  person over 60 years of age receiving pauper'  relief. ,   C;early  there  in something to , be  said for a teetotal village.   n  Nanaimo  Cigar  Fa-jiory  ti  " A bird in the hand is worth two in the  bush. " Not from tne Devil's point of view-  by any mean-*. Tne Devil rioes'c care a rap  for all the Hilly birds he h*s in hand, but  he cared much for the bird.-* still in the bush  aud in still setting all manner of snares by  which to entrap thein. He is especially interested in'the huaring of young bird.*, and  oud of nii most successful traps U the ������><t-  luou.      n  1ELOU8EKOLD HINTS.  ��������� CkRUtfi' t'UD-JlWO  I \h of g'r uwd cjrt-ob,' tJirce pudrters lb.  of c'soypjii suv'j, half ib. eabti ot raisins and  da:rnii:s. tou.-ctdbJ<;;>p!;ofula of sugar, eis^iit  SM id poousf'ol of (lour, ,apica to suit taste,  ateun four hours, pl.tce iu the oveu thirty  minutes; serve with sauce.  /-'  < "'  IS*  mm miewed.. -  The ban of tbe   church  of Home  i������to  ���������be pissed'on 'count   Lyof   Tolstoi    /  Li Grippe is prevalent nt New    Wcstmin  ster .......  Yuette   Guilbert,    the   great  "   Fiench artiste,   sang   in Toronto Jan. 19-  ......There were three'big  fires in Win  ���������   nipeg, on the   sane, night,  dcstroyieg an  ,   opera house, a fruit stand  and the annex  to 1 lie   Assinnaboine 'House 'Lieut  Gov. and Mrs.  'Dewdney   entertained .it  _iG)-,ernitient Hou^e on Jan.'   i9....A'ser  "vice in memory of the late  Prince Henry  of U uteri burg* was   celebrated  du, Whip'  pinhain Caiirch; the (^u-eri, "Princess Be  atrice and children,    IVmce and Piincess  Cliri.sti.in, Du!<e   and    Uu.chess   of Con,  nau^lit wjr- a.n-)n^ the relatives present.  Tne l>is!ij;j of"Winchester offici.i'ied .....'  JMiaS Ella  Be ich    Yaw,    whose d..-ath oc  cnrrcd.it   liin^'ia-upton,   N. Y. was able '  to reach   ihe> iiighe-it   note of any caiita  trice in the   world,   due    to':, peculiar for  m ttion of her throi'.   In siriv.fi>- 10 reach  '     [l 3 ] E. DEWNKY.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OF BRITISH" COLUMBIA.  VTO TORIA, by the Grace of God, of the  United Kingdom of Gr-,aD B itam aud Ire-  laud, Queen, Defender ot the faitn, &c,  &c , &o.  To Our faithful the Members elected to  serve in the Legislative Assembly of Our  Province of British Columbia at Our City of  Victoria���������Gbeetixq.  A PROCLAMATION.  D. M, Ebert,i, ) \ WHEREAS We  AriORNEr-OE^JSRAL J ������V are resolvtd,  as soou as may be, to nieob Our people of  Our Province of Britidh Columbia, and to  have their advice in Our Leg'i&lalure:  NOW KNOW YE, that ior divers causes  and considerations,. aud taking, into consideration the casu aud convenience of Our,  loving subjects, We have thought tic, by  aud with trie advice of Our Executive Council of the Province of British Columbia, to  hereby convoke, aud by these present e:-joiu  you, aud each of you, that on Monday, the  Eighth day of the month ot February^ one  thousand eighc hundred and niuety seven,  you meet U������ in Our said Legislature or Parliament of Our said Province-; ai Our City of  Victoria, FOR THE DISPATCH uK BUtfl-  jSE^S, 10 t'.\'iLV, do,  those miri^i* ivnich  Pi'-vmoe ot iinciaft O^lumi-iu, by the Common C.-u:.-cil of Our said ' Province may, by  the favour ol God, be ordained. . ���������  is Testimony Whekeof, We have caused  uneott Our Letters to   be made Patent,  and tlie  G-e.-iC "seal   of the suid(Pro-  vince to be hereunto affixed:- Witness, -'  theileliourable Edgak IjEWNEV Lieutenant Governor,   of, Our    saui P10,-  viuce  of   British*   Coiuinbia,   in   Our  Cn.y of Victoria, iu Our said Province,  this twenty-ninth   day of   December,  ,   in tbe year ot,Our Lord oue thousand'  eight hundred aud  ninety-mx, aud in'  the sixtieth yejr ol Our Ueign.  By Command. ,       ���������  JAMES BAKER,   .  ,      , PUOVINCIAL SECRETARY.  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 akti  CLE foa' the same monev  L.  P. ECKSTEIN.  ���������   ���������    ���������>      ,  Bappistep,j Solleltop, Nc������tary Public  Office:���������First  .Street,    Uaion, B.    C.,  1 <  BARKER & POTTS,  < BARRISTERS,  SOLICITORS,  NOTARIES,   &e.  Office Room 2, McPhee & Moore B'ld'g and at  NANAIMO. B. C.  ,,       P. O.   DRAWBR    18.  Puntledge Bottling Works.  DAVID JONES,  Proprietor,  '-��������� MANUFACTURER. OF ���������~   .  SODA  WATER.^LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Sarsaparalla, Champagne-Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler   of Different  Brands   of   Lager  Beer,   Steam Beer  and  Porter,  Agent for tho Union.Brewery Company.       ' .        ..  :E������":EOr bee^, sox-.z^ fob c^.s:h3: c-3srij"5r  COURTENAY.  B. C.  ������������������'; PISO'S CURE FOR  Tbe Best Cough Syrup,  ���������Tastes Good. IJseJu tlmv  ISold by Druggists.  CONSUMPTION  j, k.ei,   auA conclude u^ou  1 m Oui- L^iriatuie uf rhe  YARWOOD   &    YOUNG  - BARHi?T������KS and SOLTl'lTOHS  r l l  < 1 ___ ��������� ��������� .    . ������    ?  Corner of Bastion and Com.jicreial"  ���������    -   Scree*!-, Nanaimo, ti. O.  Beancii Office, Third Street and Dunsrnuir  Avenue, B. C.'  Will-be in Union the 3rd   Wednesday   of  each month and remain ten clayu. '  I presume wg have used over-  one   .hundred   bottles  of  Piso'a  Cure   for  Consumption   in   my  family,  and   I   am   continually   advising   others  to get it.   Undoubtedly itr is the   '       0  Best Cough Medicine  I ever. used.���������W. * C. Miltenberger, Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894.���������;���������^-1 sell Piso's Cure for Consump-  *  r..-  \i"  tion,' and  never have any com  plaints.���������E. Shorey' Postmaster, ~m  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.   g  PISOS   CURE  FOR  The Best Cough Syrup.  Tastes Good. Use in time.  Sold by Druggists.  1  CONSUMPTION  IV  V  \l/      this note she bu.-st. ber   jujju'.ir-'vei n and  bletj io deith on the i.to^e A 3*,ooo  (iiki in i*'oiiadtil|.'hi.i Jan. 26   I-Vep-  itr.-.tinms Joi celebr.itinj   ihe   Qncen s   dia  iiiiind jubilee aie  i.ni\ cisal   in   Enlj-jiiul.   On   May   the   1st,   the  Tennessee  Centennial Exposition will open, the occasion af the one hundreth jinnirersai y  O'- Tennessee's admi'-'ior, iiun the union.  ... .Fears are entert.iined that the ohi^ne  will spiead nvcr tne entire woiiu....A  Spanish -.jnnhoat was bio>\n up by   a   Cu  Ijan electric tornr-d::- An association  has been lormed in ihe suite of \V.i-*hinj  ton in opposition to secret societies. .. .  Interest :.n milling; in the province   is   on  ihe   increase Sir   Samuel      Henry  Strong, chief justice of the Supreme  Conn, has been appointed privy    council  <>r������ Lord Aberdeen will transmit con  tribi'tions from Canada  for the   relief  of  the distressed in   India Albam -will  mal'e her appearance in   Vancouver   this  week.... ...Madame   Liurier   will   leave  shortly for California, for  her  he ilth ....  Mark Twain, now over 6:>, is now living  quietly in London.  J g^THers is Nothing  ^LEATHER  ** * *  ( K*  If it is Well- Put.Tflgetlier  So here it js ': : ���������  , Single Harness at $lo,'$i2, $1 5 per set  and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  /Whips alio,   25,   50'-and ;i good    Rawhide for 75 rents, and a Whale Bone  at Si and up to $2. ' '  ,i- wraviv|i  Florist. Seedsman and  ' ���������  Landscape Garden er  H. A. Simpson  Bapristep ic Solieitop, No's 2 & 4  Commercial Street.  ���������  and,  Seeds, [Ornamental STrees  ,, Shrubs always.  Also   bulbs v in    variety,  Hyacinths,*  Narcissus,   FiichitiB,  Tulips and Lilliea.  including-  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and BUlIiDEH,  i - \ u 1  > '   *������      , j  '  ,, '���������^rUTXOT-T,   S.  C.  GO TO  ,'Union/  - B: C.  \'V.  FOR  I have the largest Stock  of   WHIPS  town and also the  in  Best Axle Grease at o E0^2:E3   Fop Twenty -FMve Cents    Gurabarland HoteL  Union, B. C.  '*'     ' ' i  , The finest-hotel building:  A    "��������� .'     '.-*  -��������� . Fixtures, and, Bar "  North of Victoria,  And the best kept house!  Cwooil Work  ���������i-i������.'5i'^  'i  /'��������� ''"-y,-  ' '   -"Vi  1 -fJ-li  '"��������� .1  r        #  "Vi  - A*  AT  Trunks at Prires to Suit  the Times.  PR0.UPTDV   AVD  MEAL'LY  DUNE  Repairing I  WesIeu Will^pd  Spacious .Billiard Room  and  new  Bijliard and Pool Tables  IvwSa  Best of Wines and Liquors'.  HUffT  ANOTHER ACCOUNT  A'n -a< ofch-T rhia^-- -utti ny .\lr   Mclnnes  ox O-Mirtan*'*,   iu*   noclarferl   che Tories n-e.ro  ]ik-=  th���������  r������> aiui^a's- Hq.iyal'iig ;it an cmiUy t'on^.  will :-qi!������.*.l t'.T tho :-f.Xu 'Ai y-iir-:; thj ru'.vt  ������������������coaliii-l* ti'-1 .md -ivo������|U &a-.06u--vn>*.n chxircii  au-'Votave;- i'.Ue.bitfcst-.omnsiier >>f olersej.i-p.on*".  tro! tnusij 'JO killed. The duty. 611' woolens,'  .agricaHmvii inst'*u>.n**nts,". lh'-iing ni^chi.uery  atid !>i������.iin������ twi-.ti^ <viii bi 'r'tim'-ved���������no  demand f.<r ifivvuriug rariff on f������rm produce,  then-fom no change nu farm product-.  In reply to xVlt-. Muudell, he said thafc  prohibition would bo according to the  wishes of the people as expre-tsed in the  plebisctre. Mr.Matbersou asked re squat-  ters riglna. He replied they should havo  rights in coal htire as on Fraser River. Mr.  McPhee enquired with reference to straight-  ���������uing the Courtenay River, and providing  for fish way. He said way would be provided. Iu regard to extension of E & N.  railway, he said,ho would support a demand  for subsidy with a rider that no Chinese  ahould bo employed. Mr.Eckstien asked  about tel'-giaph office at Union, and that it-  be kept free from party control ancl with  security ff>r secrecy. He said that was  beiaa* attended to. Mr.Mundell enquired it'  thero was any means of inducing a, County  Court judge to consulfc his own co/ive-.iienoe  le38. and chat, of the people of tho district  more. Mr. M"*Iun'-3 ���������replio't th;tt ho was  aorry Mr.Hur.c-rr was not pivsenc to aus-wttr  that; qneation, as alfchonf-n the jud^ea ure  appointed -inn.paid by the Dominion G������vern-  rnent, the Provincie.l Govtjrurrieut xixea  their jurisdiction and controls their  movements.  A resolution was unanimously passed  instructing Mr. Mclnnes to do his best  to keep unchanged the present tariff en  farm products.  Take   E.   Pimburv &   Co's  Balsamic   Elixir for  ancl colds.1  coughs  ���������ft  ja  mM  Notice to Taxpayers.  -  .A     "-i������������������j- .������������������  Assessment Act aud Provincial  Revenue Tax.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  accordance with.the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and Taxes levied  under the -Assessment Act are now due  for the year 1897. All of the above named  Taxes collectible within the Comox, Nelson, Newcastle, Denman and Hornbv  Islands Division of the District of Comox, are,payable at my office.  Assessed  Taxes are collectible  at the'  following rates, viz:  IF PAID ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30th,  1897���������-Provincial Revenue, $3.00 per  capita.   .  One-half of one per cent on Real  Property.  Two per cent on Wild Land.  One-third of one per cent on Personal  Property. .  ���������One half of one per cent: r������n Income.  If paid after June 30th, 1897 ���������  Two thirds of one per cent on Real  Property.  Two and   one-half per, cent  Land.  One-half of one  percent  on  Property.  Three-fourths    of   one    per  Income.  on Wild  Personal  cent   on  W. B. Anderson,  Assessor and Collector.  January fSo*7.  Do You  Take Your  Local Paper?  It publishes all that is worthy of notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  -i  It Gives  thecream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  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MIHIHG* AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  San Francisco, Cal.  ^ 220 Market St.,  JAMES   ABRAMS  SUBSCRIBE FOR "THE NEWS."  $2.00 PER ANNUM.  Notary Public.  Agent fop the Alliance Fire  Insurance Company of Lon  don and the Phoenix of  Hartford.   Agent for the Provincial  Building and Loan Asso- .  eiation of Toronto   Unibn, B.C..  m 'N- c^1*  TOOO<^OOOCM30CKDOOOC^OOOOOOCH30000C������30000COOCOOCOD  HTrapped by apaghes.  QQOQCCCQQOOQGOOOQ^QQQQQOQOCOCQQOOOOOCy3QQOOOOQODOO���������CQQ  you know that if it had not been for  HIS closely-cropped beard    and  mustache were    whitened    by  the   snows- of   many   winters,  but his eyes were still bright with the  fire of manly vigor -and his frame as  upright and supple apparently as when  he left West  Point  to  take  his  iirst  gazette.   Long years had elapsed since  that time, when a raw subaltern, possessed as they all'aro, with the belief  that his presence was needed to improve the morals and .discipline of'the  service, he tad taken the train for the  Southwest, where his regiment was distributed among :,t he various . frontier  posts which at that time  dotted the  sand-covered plains of the territories.  Many a brisk fight with hostile Indians  and several pitched battles with them  had seen him at the hea.d of his'platoon  or troop, but all that was over as he  stood before-the fire-place and calmly  smoked   his, after-dinner  cigar.     Still  full of martial ardor,  he was on the  shelf. Father Time having registered  the statutory number of years against  him only a short time" ago.    He is on  the retired  list.    Ilis bronzed face is  seamed -with  scars.     They  cross  the  wide   forehead,   made   wider   by   the  scant foliage which time has left, and  mark that feature with furrows which  add greatly to the stern and forbidding aspect.    Yet he  is as gentle as-  woman and noted for his kindly courtesy to tho young.    Major Malachi U.  Cornwall.  U. S. A. (retired), is a. fair  type  of  the ancient  warrior,   full  of"  years, and  reminiscences.    All that is  left to indicate his calling is the Loyal  Legion button in the lapel of his coat  and the  unmistakable  air  which  the  military man cannot divest himself of.  ''Major," said a young friend, for the  old warrior much affects tho society  of his juniors, "pardon-my curiosity, or  rather let it be my excuse for seeming  impertinence, but I have often wondered in what desperate conflict you received that scar on your forehead."  "That, me boy," was the reply, as the  major passed his hand over the indicated spot, "as you say. is the record  of a fearful fight. No offense, not at  all.' I am always delighted to talk for  my young friends, but, someway, I  never felt proud enough of that fight  to tell it around the mess table. Gad.  sir, as nearly as I can recall, I finished  a bad second that time. Still, it -was a  beautiful fight, if I do say it myself."  "It was,, indeed," murmured Colonel:  Herrick, also retired, whowas a member of the party at the club that night.  "Tell us about it, major," was the  eager demand of the group. Which now  numbered half a score. The old soldier's yarns were always interesting,  and the boys..as he called them, never  missed an opportunity to get him to  talking of lus youth when in the service. ' ��������� .    ���������  "Hang it all, 1' didn't figure in that  affair to any great extent," was the  testy retort, as the major shook: his  grizzled head.   "You tell it, Herrick."  "Not much," growled the .colonel,  lighting a fresh cigar. "It's your yarn,  and if it is ever told, which I don't Lc-  you I would not be here to-day?"   ,  "This is growing interesting," said  the first speaker. "Boys, the major's  story.    Silence for the major's story."  '���������"Well, I suppose I must," growled  the major. "Here, George, fill up all  'round," and the major'settled himself  comfortably and smoked in silence until the grog had been served and disposed of. Then he took his cigar in his  fingers,f leaned far back in his chair  ancl with half closed eyes commenced  as follows:  ''You see' Herrick and I were at tbo  Point together. He w*as a first classman when l.wa's a 'pleb.' "  "Never mind me. Malachi," said the  colonel.   "I have nothing to do with it,  there was trouble with roving bands of  Apaches all the time, and the old post,  abandoned now, was heavily garrisoned all the time. This order took our  major with the four troops away from  Bayard into the region of the heavy  forests and hills south of the Grand  Canyon of Colorado. Well, from that  time on it was field duty nearly all the  time. I was sent out to scout and spy  on the Indians, and but for my sergeant, a veteran Indian fighter, might j  have been left there to bleach my bones j  as a second lieutenant. One of my fool j  tricks���������you see, I thought I knew it all j  and disputed the wisdom of a sugges- !  tion of my sergeant's while away on ;  the plains and got myself and little '  command in a devil of a fix. It makes .  me tired now when I think of it. |  "This is where Herrick gets'into, the j  game once more. 1 wras out on this  scouting trip and kept on going, when  it would have been better to turn back.  I thought'it \Vould be great fun to  round up all the redskins in Arizona  with half a troop. That's where I  missed'my guess. I was years wiser  when it was all over. W*e trailed the  band I was sent out to scout for two or  three days and saw them safely .in ihe j  lava rocks. It was my business to lo- '  cate them where they had reason to believe we could not follow and then retire until I fell back on Somers, 'commanding B troop, Gordon's and my  own, K troop, or rather the balance .of  -mine. I knew these fellows'were on  my trail somewhere, though where-the  Lord only knew, so I decided to push on  and have Jt out with the reds.    You  fired regularly and steadily half a dozen shots each, and the attacking party  melted away. They replied, but we were  so well covered that we suffered no  loss. Thus the night wpre away with  desultory firing on the part of the Indians and the sharp replies by my ;^ood  fellows whenever an Apache was indis-  to get in range.    Then a  have ,it out  see, I wanted stars and other trappings before I knew* the value of an  empty strap. ;  - "I think the Lord loves a fool. That's"  the only hypothesis to go on in this  case anyway. Well, we marched ahead,  in spite of Mclntire's protests���������he was  my sergeant���������until what he feared actually happened.-' We went into camp  one night'*and saw the watch fires of  the" red devils all around us.   We were  "WE RODE AT THOSE INDIANS WITH THE YELL OF DEVILS."  oi*, rather, our experiences at the Point  have not."  "May be not. Who's telling this story.  Well, then, I did save you from getting  'skinned' once." In spite of the colonel's winks and waves of his hands as  he deprecated the remarks of his old  comrade.  "No use denying it. I did. Well, while  we were not of the same class, we became great friends and when Herrici*  left for the regiment he made me promise to work for the same corps. Of  course I had little to do with where I  should go, but it fell out that when I  was commissioned I got orders to report to the commanding officer at Foit  Bayard, in New Mexico. I thought  this pretty tough, but it was nothing  compared to what followed 'not ': so.  darned long after. Well, I left the  Point the biggest idiot of all the young  fools 'who leave impressed with, the belief that a field marshal's baton is the  least that he could 'expect in the service. I joined my people, .and as luck  would have it found that I was one  of the regiment to which Herrick had  been assigned. This made it easier for  me, as he introduced me to the regiment  and every thing, was lovely. We were  bachelors and were quartered near  each other, although he got his grade  since I saw him and now wore a bar  "in his shoulder strap.������������������',  "It would have been all right if it  "EACH   PICKED   OUT   HIS   MAN   AND   LET   DRIVE."  lieve will be the case, you will reel it  off. I had hut little to do with it, anyway."  "The devil you didn't!" said the major.   "Confound your obstinacy, don't  had ended there, but it didn't. Not  long after I joined, our squadron���������we  were in the cavalry���������was ordered to  Flagstaff, A. T., as dismal a place at  that time as ever happe,"*1-   You see  trapped, instead of trapping the other  fellows. Then I had sense enougn left  to listen to reason and on -the suggestion of Mac I sent a Pueblo out to find  a good place to make a stand. It was all  off if this could not be done.- I had  twenty rounds and fifteen men to go  against 400 or GOO rods. Yah, it makes  me feel chilly to think of it. Well, tha t  Indian found a spot where my little  force could lie hidden and if attacked  could keep under cover, while makiug  every bullet count. So we silently  struck camp and stole away like a lot  of thievfcs, hunting for safety.  "Did Ave make that hole? Not without a scrap. We had .only about 200  yards to go, but we had scarcely gone  half the distance when ping! and my'  cap flew into the-air: I stooped to get  it���������we, were dismounted���������and another  shot sung out where my head would'  have been if I had been erect. We  formed in square and the men speedily  got ready for the charge which seemed  inevitable, but it did not come. Those  Indians just kept up an annoying fire  until they saw where we were going  to, and then they cut loose with a volley  whieh nearly swept me off my feet.  'In with you, sir,' screamed th8 ser-  'goant, as' he gave me a shove and soon  afterward followed with the boys, some  of whom showed signs of being hit. I  found myself in a. natural stronghold,  covered on all sides from pluuging  fire, closed in so that the enemy could  only iipproach'by one narrow way aud  safe as long as my ammunition held  out. Water thero was none, and the  sergeant was the first to deplore this.  "Well, I placed my little force as well  as possible, told them not to waste .-i  shot, and then sat down to wait ior  daylight and the conflict which nsy  fonlhardinesS'had brought on. It came  before. Wo'had just got in .readhie-a?.'  when the sergeant hold up a. warning  finger and crept out. to the inoutn of o'".i,  fortress. He kept his body ";u'ef illy  .screened, and waved for me. I went  to him and found the reds massing for  a charge. The old trooper said -his  was the best possible indication 'hat  they knew exactly how many men I  had. I ordered up a few of the boy?.,  and then we waited until *y.ie dusky  forms got out into the moonlight.T saw-  it was light, and m'ide up my mind to  leave my marks. As the .leading fil>*.-s  rose over the hills until they were fully  revealed I ordered tlie men to fire.  "Each picked out his man and let  drive. The effect must have been fearful, as the men were picked shots, and  they wasted no lead that night   Th^y  creet enough  new danger arose which nearly cost us  all our lives.  "As the firing--continued .the smoke  of the carbines was driven bacic into  our den. This was a good thing for the  men at the doorway, for it cleared their  vision for another shot, but it nearly  choked the other men to dealh. It  filled the little chamber after'a while,  and I saw that unless some means  were devised to get it(out, the dread of  all would be realized, we would have  to abandon the only position which  held-out any hope of rescue. Still wo  could not stop, as that meant death for  all in its most horrible form.    Well, to  t "*  make a long story short, we wyre cooped up in that hole for the better portion of "two days. Three of the men  were dead,- Mclntire had a shattered  bridle arm, and the scouts were lying  in front of our position, mute evidences  of the fate which awaited us as soon as  our cartridges failed. ;  '"Finally I concluded that, with no  water and,the men almost insane from  thirst,, it was all over. I decided to  make a dash and go down fighting in  tbe open. ��������� I asked the men tp follow  me and they all shouted their, approval.  We masked our intended movement as  well as possible and rushed out to the  plains with a yell of defiance. A rattling volley fell around us, 'but. fortunately the surprise of our dash prevented v.the Indians from taking accurate  aim and a few unimportant flesh  wounds were all that were received. I  ,,was drunk with despair and so were  the men. It was certain death we 'ill  believed, and we rode at those Indians  with the yells of devils. .  "I shall never forget the shock of our  contact. We rode down tlie first lines,  but were too weak to. force our way  f  When the price of coal carouses,  How we all might scorn its larks,  Could we only heut our house's ��������� ' -  By-the warmth of our-remarks.*  ���������Washington Star.  Wiley���������"Tell me something good for  a , joke." Driley���������"Point." ���������Boston'  Traveler.  ' The ignorance that is bliss is the ignorance of the - man who thinks, he  knows it all���������Puck.  Mr. Dooley���������"She is always running  people down.'' Mr. Gurley���������"A gossip,  eh'r"    "No, a .scorcher."���������Life'.  -The Lady���������If you do not move on 1-  shall whistle for the dog.   The Man���������  Let me sell you a whistle, mum.���������Truth.  Mamma���������"Mrs. Brown says her little  hoy looks very much like ours." Papa���������  "Then ours must he better-looking.*'���������  Puck. . , '; .  "Harry, do you love your' little baby  brother?"'  "What's the use? He wouldn't know it if I did!"���������New York'Even- .  ing Journal,    i   -  through their entire column. The carbines were emptied at half pistol distance as wre charged, and the heavy revolvers made" sweet music as-wo*-advanced at a furious gallop. Then there  was the shock of the meeting ancl we  knew."that we were making our last  stand. The bright steel circled around  the heads of that ,band of desperate  men and the enemy toppled and fell in  windrows about each horse. .The men  shouted, yelled and" laughed as they  ��������� fought on with the fury of demons.  They were 'going ' down too rapidly,  however, for that uucqual contest to  last long. I was blind from a slash  across the forehead and cut away with  all the strength of my arm, scarcely  knowing what I was doing. I seemed to  be in somehorrible dream, where blood  was water and 1 was trying to swim  out. The waves rose higher and higher  and I was being rapidly engulfed in  that red flood.  "Suddenly I felt a sharp pain as if a  redhot iron had heen drawn across my  forehead, there was a wild shriek, the  rapid thud of horses' feet, and I fell to  the ground in a faint. I was told later  that I was down and an Indian had  commenced the process of scalping me,  when the troops rode down into that  struggling bunch and Herrick's saber  swept off the head of my assailant.  "I don't know much about the succeeding events. When I came to I was  stretched out on the floor of our ambulance, my head splitting and bound in  bandages. Near me, with his arm in a  sling, was Mclntire. As we were driven  along Somers poked his head into the  wagon and complimented me on my  stand and the skill shown in choosing  tlie position from which I had worn  out the reds. I was too sick then to say  anything, but when they talked of recommending me for a Congressional  medal for my first fight I rebelled and  told the regiment how I had made a  d���������d fool of myself. Mclntire wears  the medal, and I have this scar as a  memento of my first scfto with old Chihuahua."���������Chicago Chronicle.  what  is  Maud's;bus-,  I hear that.her father  for     him."���������Chicago  An Awful Risk.  Two impecunious Scotsmen came  uiioii a saloon. They had only "sax-  penee" between  them, so they ordered  one "nip o' whusky." They were hesitating who should have the first drink,  ���������when an acquaintance joined them.  Pretending that: they had just 'drank,  one of'them handed the new-comer the  whisky, requesting him to join them  in. a drink. He drank, and, after a  few minutes of painful and silent suspense, said: "Now, boys, you'll have  one with me?"' "Wasna that weel  managed, moil V" said one to his pal  afterward. "Ay, it was," said the  other, solemnly; "but it was a dread-'  fu' risk!"  Shielding- Off Uprlitmns-.  It is reported that an official inquiry  recently made in Germany concerning  the-effect of telephone wires on atmospheric electricity, showed ,that a network of such wires extending over a  town tended to diminish the danger  from lightning during thunderstorms.  Reports were compared from 900 towns,  of which 560 possessed telephone systems, and the conclusion drawn was  that a network of wires lessens the danger in the ratio of 1 to 4.6.  Nearly  every  woman knows a mar  who is the slowest man on earth.  "By the  way,  band worth?"    '  gave    ;?300,000  Times-Herald.  ' "Is this,a free translation?' asked tho  girl in the book store. "No/'miss," 'replied tho clerk; "it costs'fifty cents."���������  Boston Traveler.  Marie���������"Just think of the nerve of  the fellow to propose to me." Mcr'tie���������  "Nerve? Why, it was absolute recklessness."���������Truth.  rSkaggs���������"I .thought Softy had. quit  drinking?" Draggs���������"Oh, he did. He's  now celebrating his reformation."���������  Kentuckj- Colonel.  Lady (admiring gifts at wedding)���������  "Ah, these are .the souvenir spoons."  Maid (indignantly)���������"No, indeed, mum!  They're solid silver."���������Judge.     t    ���������  ' She���������"What fine, broad shoulders you  have!'' lie���������"They're necessary for a  half back." She���������"My! how broad .the  fiill backs must be."���������Judge. '. .  Teacher���������"Did., yon study this lesson?'!. Pupil���������"I looked over it." Teacher���������"Well, horc'after, just lower your  gaze a little.''���������Philadelphia Record.  May���������Were there any men at the sea  shore? - Pamela���������!fes, one; but he  wasn't popular. May���������Who was he?  Pamela���������The armless wonder.���������Truth.  Charlie' Flyup���������"Now',:, that you're  married don't you find it rather hard  settling down?" George Fastus���������"Not  nearly so hard, old boy, as settling up."  ���������Kentucky Colonel.  Wazbey���������"Sort of a far away look  in Bingley's eyes, isn't there?" Cozzey  ���������"Yes; that's because since election ho  has had them on a consulship in South  Africa."���������Roxbury Gazette.  Miss Wellalong (making a call)���������  "Katie, you are getting to be quite a  girl. How old are you?" Katie���������  "Five. You're getting to be quite a  girl, too. How old are you?"���������Chicago  Tribune.  She yawned, but still he lingered there;  (Of bores he was the greatest),    .  Until'she murmured, in despair,  -  "You're up-to-date, 1 must declare, i  For you're the very latest."  ���������Washington Star.  She���������Of course I love the Princeton  eleven; they all treated me so sweetly.  He���������I hadn't heard that you had met  them. She���������I haven't, but I, won 10  pouuds of candy on the game.���������New  Yoric Evening World.  Her Mental Strain���������"Have you been  busy lately, Mrs. Plodgett?" "Yes; I've  just worn myself out tryin'g to think  what all those things were' that Mi*.  Plodgett promised to buy me after the  election."���������Chicago Recorct.  "Do you hear that whining in the  next room?" "Yes; who is it?" "That's  the football rusher who got off those  manly utterances at .the end of the  game; his wife is, rubbing his lame  shoulder."���������Chicago Record.  Yabsley���������"The truest test of a man's  friendship Is his willingness to lend  you money." Mudge���������"Oh, 'most anybody will lend money. The real test  is when you strike him for a second  loan."���������Indianapolis Journal.  Teacher���������Tommy, what do you mean,  you naughty boy? Tommy���������I ain't do-  in' nothin'. Teacher���������Why, Tommy,  you whistled; I heard you. Tommy���������������������������  My mother says yon shouldn't believe  all you hear.���������Boston Transcript.  "Mamma," said little Mary, "what  does amen mean?" "It means that you  join in with what has been said, dearie  ���������that you approve of and believe it."  "O, yes, 1 know," said the little girl.  "It's the opposite of nit '"���������Harper's Bazar. '���������,....,  "And the presents?" He waited for  the reply with bated breath. "Harold,  she replied, placing a tiny hand on each '  shoulder and gazing soulfully into his  eyes, "there are only three duplicates."  "Great Scott!":he gasped; "I was figuring on twenty at least to sell. How  shall we get through the year?" Then  they both realized, as never before, that  marriage is a lottery.���������Boston Herald.  ��������� ftl  '���������   t  \!i  )  1  I  i; ll  ,)  7)  L"*  ft  Wi  V  V  \)  It.  k  [/  ���������'-' ARiijlit-^isrlitertness.  The assertion comes from Germany  that. the., majority of, people are  noty-iOnly, ��������� right-handed, but also  right-sighted. By this is meant  that,; most persons see better  with the right 'eye than with the left,  and habitually, though unconsciously,  employ it more. Some persons, how-  over, make greater use of the left eye  than of'the. right, and accordingly are  said to bo. "left-eyed."  outbreathing continues for twenty-four  hours. After the passage of the storm,  and with the barometer rising, the inhalation of air is similarly prolonged.  If the air is shut off when'an inhalation  is about to take place, the gas afterward ceases to flow7, so that the well  must be allowed to perform its regular  breathing in order to continue its yield  of gas. , An automatic valve has been  placed at the mouth of the' well to permit the ingress of -air, and when the'  opening ,is restricted the inward suction causes a loud sound, as if the well  served for nostrils to a subterranean  monster afflicted with snoring.  A  RACE FOR A  GIRDLE.  >������-���������.... Hardened by IClectricity. , .  A process of hardening steel by means  of an electiio current traversing the red-  hot metal has been invented in France.  Experiments made with tools thus har-  dened'.are said to have given surprising  result's:' 'A'.sharpened table-knife cut a  one-eighth incli iron wire as if it had  ��������� been ,a string.    Iron bars- were easily  ' cut with'a circular, saw.   Drills pierced  ', cast-steel plates with twice the speed  and ease of ordinary drills; and in all  the'experirnents'the tools showed.no injury.  Pliotoernphincr the Heavens.  Ajt a recent meeting of astronomers  in Paris it was reported that nearly all  of the .3,6,000 plates which, when combined, will form a complete plioto-  graphic representation of the heavens,  and by the aid of which all stars down  ' to the eleventh..magniture are to be  catalogued, hav'e-vbe'eh'majde!'. The position of the stars'.'on"each'plate has to  be carefully measured'', alnd'althougn  t    this work is( bein^pushecl as rapidly as.  it  can  be  dohcAyith accuracy,  years  will, elapse before it is finished.    On  some of the plates, however, the measy  urements are nearly completed.    It is  , expected that the catalogue will contain  about 2,000,000 stars, but the number  remaining uncatalogued, because-' they  ��������� are fa inter-thailthe eleventh " magnitude; will be farrtgreater.' perhaps-as  great as 100,000,0|D0, or even more.    '  Glass to Kej'p Rooms   Cool.  An Austrian <".iiventor, Richard Szig-  mondy, is said.to have made a new kind  of windo'w^glass--.whose chief peculiarity is H.hat- it< prevents the passage of  about'nine-tenths of  the "heat" of the  sun's rays.   It is well known that ordinary window-glass allows nearly all of  the heat derived from the sun to pass  through,^ but on the other hand intercepts nearly all heat coming from non-  luminous sources, such as a stove, or  the heated ground.   This is the reason  why heat accumulates under the glass  roof of a hothouse.    If covered with  Szigmondy's glass a hot house would  become most decidedly a cold house,  since the heat could not got into it. One  advantage claimed for the new glass is  that a house whose windows were furnished witli it would remain delightfully cool in summer.   But in winter, perhaps,  the situation  would  not be so  agreeable., .Indeed, the  panes    would  have to be exchanged* for others of ordinary glass, since otherwise no sun-  heat could enter the house.    ,   . u  Australian  Oddities. ' ���������  Australia has furnished several surprises in the peculiarities of its animal  and plant  inhabitants.    One of these  was'discussed at recent meeting of the  Linnean Society of New South Wales.  In Australia eucalyptus trees are "indigenous, or native to the soil, while in  many parts of the world they have been  acclimated  on  account of  their  antimalarial properties. But, although elsewhere  insects  appear  to  avoid  these  trees,  the  avoidance  in   some    cases-  . amounting ������������������ to  positive antipathy,'yet  in Australia just the opposite condition  of things ';p'revails.:  There, it appears,  insects of almost all kinds flock to the  eucalyptus trees and eagerly feed upon  them,  so   tliat  in some  localities  the  trees have been threatened with extinction.    It has been suggested that the  reason for the peculiar relation of insects  to  the  eucalyptus  in  Australia  may be that originally the ancestors of  the former were driven by necessity to  adopt  a   food-plant   containing    substances naturally distasteful to them,  and that in a long course of time an  hereditary liking for what was at first  disliked has been, developed.  Anecdote of Bismarck.  Americans are familiar with , tho  stronger features of Prince Bismarck's  character as shown iu his political acts,  but among his own people anecdotes  are told which exhibit his keen wit in  repartee and* love of fun, qualities for  which we have not perhaps given him  enough credit.  One story told by a German diplbma-  ti'st is said'to be authentic. At the close  of the Franco-Prussian war a hasty  conference was held by the German  ���������leaders to decide upon the^amount of  indemnity which should be exacted  from France. Bismarck,, differing  from Von Moltke, telegraphed to Berlin for a financier in whom he had unbounded confidence.- /Che man was a  Hebrew, and was, for some reason,  disliked by' the great Prusian general.  When, therefore, he gave his opinion  that tho amount demanded should be  so many thousand million,francs,-Von  Moltke exclaimed impatiently:  "Absurd! It is too much!" *��������� ,  "I know the resources of the French  people," said the financier' calmly.  "They can pay it."  "It is a monstrous demand!" repeated Von Moltke, angrily. "If a man had  begun whon the world was created to  count, he would not have reached that  sum now."  "And that is the reason," interrupted  Bismarck quickly, his eye twinkling,  "that I got a man who counts���������from  Moses." '.- , A    ,  '���������' Von Moltke and the- Hebrew tried to'  look grave, but,',both,laughed, and the  storm  was averted. ..,"  The sequel to the* anecdote has a  deeper-meaning. ' The financier, when  he received the summons-to the conference, was undergoing treatment, for  some affection of the eyes 'whicli"'required confinement in a dark chamber.  His oculist warned him that if he obeyed the summons, the] exposure and tie-..  lay would almost, inevitably result in  loss of sight.        *   ���������  He was silent a moment, and then  said, "I think that I am needed. I-have  no right to consider my sight. I will  go."  He went, and the results which the  oculist had feared ensued. He became  blind for life.  Von Moltke, when the story was told  him, said briefly, "I wronged the man.  Ho has served his country as truly as  any soldier on the field."  Naval and Military Capital Offenses.  Under the military code of the United  States tw.enty-five offenses are capital.  Among these are striking or disobeying  a superior officer, mutiny, sleeping on  post, causing a false alarm in camp,  cowardicebeforetheenemy, disclosing a  watchword, relieving a foe with money  or food, desertion, or persuading another to d^~ t, and doing violence to  any person bringing provisions" into  camp while in "foreign parts." Under  the naval code twenty-two crimes are  punishable by death, including absence  from post, wilful injury of a ship, setting fire to property not in possession  of an enemy or pirate, striking the flag  to a foe without proper authority,  shouting for quarter through cowardice, failing to inform a superior  officer of the receipt of a letter from an  enemy and failure to encourage inferior officers in a sea fight.  A Breathing-.; "Well.  The Blacksmith's Note.  The sound old proverb about the shoemaker sticking to his" last" receives new  confirmation in a story, from the Green  Bag.  ^ /.  An honest old blacksmith down in  Texas, despairing of ever getting cash  out of a delinquent debtor, agreed to  take his note for the amount. The  debtor wished to go to a lawyer and  have the document drawn up, but the  knight of the anvil, who had been a  sheriff in days gone by, felt fully competent to draw it up himself. This he  proceeded to do, with the following result:        ,  "On.the first day of June I promise  to pay Jeems Nite the sum of eleving  dollars, and if said note be not paid on  the date aforesaid, then this instrument is to be null and void, and of no  effect.   Witness my hand, etc."  The Contest Bet-ween the Overland  Telegrraph and tlie Atlantic Cable.  The race-course was between the Old  World and the New. The racers were  telegraph companies. One was called  the "Russian Overland;',' the other was  the "Atlantic Cable."     .  The track of the "Russian" lay between New Westminster in British  Columbia, and Moscow in Russia. Up  through the unexplored Fraser River  Valley it was to run, then on through  the untracked wilderness of Alaska,  -across Bering Strait, over the timber-  less steppes of Arctic, Siberia, and  along the dreary coast of the Okhotsk  Sea to the mouth of the Amoor. There  the American racers, called "Western  Union," were to give over the race to  the Russian telegraph department,  which was to make its best time in  reaching Moscow.  Western, Union said It-would cover  the ground, in about -two years. The  cost would be, about five millions of  dollars; but what wa five (millions of  dollars if the prize could be won���������an  electric girdle of the earth?  The p'ath of' the "Atlantic" cable  was to'be'on a talbleland some two,  miles deep in the ocean, reaching from  Ireland to Newfoundland.  The summer of 1865 found the world  watching this race with great, interest. It opened when the fleet of the  Russian expedition set sail from San-  Francisco, northward bound. The  "Atlantic" people ,at the same time  were stowing away gigantic coils' of  cable into the c&pacious hold of the,  "G-reat Eastern"���������a" new, cable some  2,000 miles long.  The Western Union directors were  shrewd business amen. Five millions  of dollars was little in comparison with,  ,the' benefit they could receive could  they get telegraphic communication  with Europe, and they then believed  that the^only way was by land. The  public agreed with' them nearly unanimously. And so the two projects���������the  overland and the submarine���������were  pitted against'each other. ,  - A very unequal race it seemed at the  outset. ' The, Overland was strong and  vigorous. ,The Atlantic was broken  by former failures. The.Overland waa-  popular, and had plenty of money  back of it; the Atlantic" was derided,  and "only fools," it- was said, "would  invest ,in ,it." ,  The fleet of the Russian expedition  which  sailed  from rSan Francisco  in-  the summer of 1S65 was quite, a nayy.;  There   were  ccean  steamers,   sailing-  vessels,   coastf and' river "boats,,  and  Russian  and   American   ships  of  the  line, .with a promise of a vessel from  her   Majesty's* na-vy-.     The  expedition  was welf officered, and about 120 men*  were enlisted���������men of superior ability  in   every   department.     The   supplies  embraced  everything  that  could    be  needed.    Thousands' of tons of wire,  some  300  wagons,* etc  August 2G, 1S6G, the Great Eastern  landed its cable at Trinity Bay and  the whole world was electrified by  the news that It worked perfectly ���������  that the victory had been won. More  than that. The Great Eastern not  long afterward picked up the cable lost  the year before, and that, toot was  soon in working order. Two electric  girdles had been clasped around the  earth.  ��������� The success of the "Atlantic" was  defeat for the "Russian." An overland  telegraph line could never compete  with the submarine cables. The first  triumphant "click, click!" at Trinity  Bay was therefore the death-blow of  the Russian scheme, and all work connected with that project was at once  abandoned.  But the workers���������the brave men facing famine among the wild Chook-  chees���������buried in their lonely huts1 waiting for some news from their comrades, or straining every nerve to complete their share of the great work-  how pathetic that so many of them  did not hear what had happened, in  some cases for more than a year after  the success of the cable!���������Jane Marsh  Parker in St. Nicholas.  A.   FOOt'SH    If EAR.  miles  of  cable,  insulators,'  Amenities of the Future-  Caller���������-Present my compliments  to  In San Luis Obispo County, Califor-   Miss ^^ an(1 ask her if it will be  ma, there is a gas well whose strange  conduct  is described  by a  correspondent of Science.   The well is six inches  in diameter and three hundred and flir  ty-six feet deep. During settled, w.eath-  -*��������������������������� it blows, but gas fbr three'hours, and  then sucks in air. for an equal period of  time, and this regular breathing continues withe;-* interruption until a  change of weather. Before a storm,  .when the barometer is falling, the time  during which the well expires gas is  greatly increased, and sometimes the  convenient for her to be my wife.  Servant (a moment later)���������Miss Ariadne sends her regards and regrets to  say that she will be engaged until 3  o'clock.���������-Detroit Tribune.  Unless.  "Hubly, what in the deuce did you  mean by letting that note I indorsed  for you go to protest'.-1"  "Why, man, there was no other way  unless I paid the thing."���������-Detroit Free  Press.  Curiously   Composed.  "Your honor," said a lawyer in a recent trial in England, "the argument  of my learned friend is lighter than  vanity. It is air; it is smoke. From  top to bottom it is absolutely nothing.  And therefore, your honor, it falls to  the ground by its own weight."���������Exchange. V- ��������� ���������  ������������������* Jinks���������The greatest man to treasure  a grudge is my barber. The other day  an enemy of his died and he was called  to shave the corpse. Minks���������What did  he do? Jinks���������He cut him dead.���������New  York Press.  The^present state of the  tea-trade can't continue.  Americans drink the worst  tea in the world, and pay  double for it.  Schilling s Best is the  remedy.  Proof: the grocer gives  your money back if you  don't like it.  A Schilling & Company  San KjmqcUco 697  There are thoi*rfandrf who have looked  forward to the return of cold, frosty weather  with dread, knowing that it bring*- to them  their old chrome attacks of rheumatism.  Why should any one bear it in winter or  summer when it is .so well known what will  cure it and make it stay cured. St. Jacobs  Oil vill penetrate through 'stillness and  soreness to the center of rheumatic pains  and aches in their worst forms and will  subdue them. In the coldest or hottest-climate it does its work of cure regardless of  how long one may have Mift'ered. Why then  so ioolish a fear? What can be cured  should be endured only so long as it takes  to get a'bottle.  IWISD    BEADINCf.',  v������  Vou can read ������i happy mind in a happy countenance without much penetration. Tliis is  the sort of countenance that the quondam bilious sufferer or dyspeptic relieved by Hosteller's  Stomach Bitters wears. Vou will meet many  such. The great stomachic and alterative also  provides happiness for the malarious, the rheumatic, the weak and those troubled with mac-  t on of the kidnevs and bladder.  A newly-patented lawn-mower has  knives, worked on the same principle  as mowing- machine knives, hung between the wheels of the mower.  "Most Unique," Indeed.    "  Chief of Police Keefe has in hispos  session probablj" the most unique wen-"  ; pon ever seen in 1he city of Jacksonville. It is a combination double-barreled pistol and bowie, and was used  in Missouri by a "Regulator" when  that State was going through the throes  of the pro and anti slavery discussion.  The' blade of the bowie is about  twelve inches long, and protrudes from  a hilt between two small pistol barrels,  each about six inches long. The hilt  and the hammers are one and the'same.  ,When the hilt is cocked into position,  two triggers, concealed in the stock,  come forth, and then the weapon' is  ready for business,' with both' barrels  and twelve, inches of cold steel..  A, number of men, it's said, belonging to..one organization in Missouri,,  were armed with these weapons,' which  were secured direct from Paris. This  one in���������" particular seems- to be almost  new.���������Florida Times-Union.  The brain of an idiot contains much  less .phosphorous than that of a,person  of average mental powers.  & - ,  -'Waliti- Baker & Co., "of Dorchester,  Mass., U. S- A.-, have given years of- study  to the, skillful preparation of .'cocoa and  chocolate, and have devised machinery and  s-.-stems peculiar to their method of "treatment, whereby the purity, palatabi,lity, and  highest nutrient characteristics are retained. Their .preparations are known the  world over and have received the highest"  indorsements from the medical practitioner, tho nur.se, and the intelligent 'house-  kjeper and caterer. -There is "hardly any  f mil-product which may he so extensively  u^cd in the household iii eomhiiuilion with  other foods as cocoa and chocolate; but  h *rc again, we urge the importance of purify and nutrient value, and these important points, we feel sure, may bo relied upon  in baker's Cocoa and Chocolate."���������'Dietetic  and Hygienic Gazette.  OATAItKIi    CANNOT    UK  'cURHD  Mortar'  . The use of brick-dust mortaras a substitute for hydraulic cement is now recommended on'the best engineering authority, experiments made' with mixtures of brick dust and quicklime showing that blocks of one-half inch in  thickness, after immersion in'water for  four months, (bore without crushing,  crumbling or splitting, a pressure of  1,500 pounds per square inch. The use  of brick-dust mixed with lime and sand  is said to be.generally and successfully  practiced in the Spanish dominions,  and is" stated, to be in-all respects superior to^-the best cement in the construction of culverts, drains, tanks, or  cisterns. ,r < -  With LOCAL APPLICATION'S,-as they cannot  reach the sent of the disease. Catarrh is' a  blood or constitutional disease, and iu order to  cure it you/must take internal remedies. Hail's-  Catarrh' Cure is taken internally, and acts directly on theblooctandmuooussuriKces. Hall's  Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine. It was  prescribed by ono of the best physicians in this  country for years, and is a regular prescription. It is composed of the best tonics known,  combined with the best blood purifiers, acting  directly on the mucous surfaces. The perfect  combination of the two ingredients is what  produces such wonderful effects in curing.  Catarrh.   Send for testimonials, free.'  ���������   F. J. CHENEY & CO , Props., Toledo, O.  Sold bv druggists, price 7ue.  Hall's'.Family Pills are therbest. -- ���������  --v. .-.* :      'i  :--AJ>A  ���������A>-^    "A  AA;'-'     -'"'.-"I  ��������� /- *���������    ..    <���������.  1,1    i    J  . Ai  UOITT'S    SOIIOOJC    FOR   BOYS.  This school is located at Burlingame,  San Mateo county, Cal., in charge of Ira G.  Iloitt, Ph. D. ' It is accredited at the State  ancl Stanford Universities, and is one of the  best of its kind. . Twelfth term begins January 4, 1897. '  '_  Piso's Cure for Consumption has been a  God-send to me.���������Win. W. McClellan,  Chester, Florida, Sept. 17,1S95.  c    " r  ~*~       ~    ~.i I  a * *- , lJr-1  - \ -. > 't\JiJ|  / v*y  Daniel Campbell aud. his wife, of  Walton county,' Florida,'' are said to  be respectively 117   and 118 years old.'  -*   *<  '4s0;  FOR PEOFLETHAT ARE SICK or-'  -"dust Don't  Feel Well,"  aro the One Thing to use.   '  Only One for a Dose.  Sold by Dnijrgists at 25c a box  Samples mailed free.'   Address  Df.BosankoMsd.iCo.Phila. Pa.'  4  U\  .   -A^i  ���������*. I-1  ,*.-   ,,i'fI  -    i.A..-', i  ,'-���������5-1  ��������� i.- 5-,. ,;l  'V-tfl  y:<?m  Ms  ' 1      *tp\  Am^I  i  |  I  1  !  I  1  I  1  1  1  1  i  M-aB-aaaii^^ ��������� '  ��������� '  aTMs ,  is the  very best  Smoking  mme  __JliS  BlackwelS's Genuine  I'  i  1  s  t  %  I  I  $  I  I  t"  i  %  1  i  'V-l  *'    ������?l  -   t*.   ���������  Buy a bag, read the coupon and see bow to get your share of $250,000 in presents.  JgBPIlfli*&*-ja^^  i  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^���������������������������������������������������������������������������������^������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^  | REASONS  FOR  USING I  I Walter Baker & Co.'s j  Breakfast Cocoa.      A  Because it is absolutely pure. ���������% ���������      .   >  Because it is not made by the so-called Dutch  Process in ;  , which chemicals are used. x  Because beans of the finest quality are used. - t  Because it is made by a method which preserves unimpaired ;  the exquisite natural flavor and odor of the beans. {  Because it is the most economical, costm**" less than one cent *  a cup. ���������  Be sure that you jjet the genuine article made   by WALTER  ���������  BAKER & CO. Ltd., Dorchester, Mass.    Established 1780. -       |  <^������������������������<>������������������������������^������������������������������������<������������������������������������^������������������������:������������������������������������������������������������-������4������������������������������������������;������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  .'-yyA^yfA'A'iA\  '������������������' v':-'*vAt;A^  ' 'V-A  EVERY HEN  Hatched  In   Pctaluma  Incubators lias started right, and Is bettor  prermred  to Rive profitable returns because these  "We  pay   18   (5 miiohlncs  exclusively em-  freijrht.     II   j| body tho features which pro-  Illustrated lLa*j duco tho greatest number  Catalogue of   rigorous   Chiclioas.  Free. Incubators from $10 up.  i Z**etaluxna. Incubator Co.,   Petaluma, Cal-  SURE CURE'For PILES  Itching nod Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles yield ������l once to  DR.BO-SAN-KO'S PILE REMEDY. S'������P* iwi*-  ing, Abcorbs tuiuor3. A positire cure.   Circulars sent free.   Prica  50c.    DruKKisuormail.      DR. UOSAMUO. PhlU.. Pa.    .  Make money by successful speculation in  Chicago. We buy and  sell wheat there on  margins. Fortunes have been made on a small  beginning by trading in futures. Write for  full particulars. Best of reference given. Several years' experience on the Chicago Board of  Trade, and a thorough knowledge of the business. Downing, Honkins & Co., Chicago Board  of Trade Broker's. Offices in Portland, Oregon,  and Spokane, Wash.  DAnO   ^or t���������cing a'Kl locating Gold or Silver  11 f US   ore-losl or hidden treasures. jU. I). FOW-  -IU.L/U   leu, Box :U7 Southington, Conn.  P> UPTUKE and PIT.TCS cured; no pay until  \j   cured: send for book.    Dus. Mansfield &  Pop.teri-ield, S38 Market St., San Francisco.  CURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS.  [ Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use ]  ia t;*r,a.    Sold by dru^f-lcf-.  To any.address, our ....   Special Price List of  MAILED FREE  HOUSFHOLD   GOODS, ETC.   ���������������otnr- -^giiii ii"         This circular is issued for the benefit of our  country customers who cannot avail themselves  of our Daily Special Sales. Send us your address. You will find both goods and prices  right. WILL A: FiNCK CO.,  818-820 Market Street, San Franciscd", Cal.  "���������fSkTPSSSS  [S^WSSOT?*^^  a    B-&PHff a tlurcil I). 10 to 20 I>siv������.   No Pay 1111  Cured. DR. J.L. STEPHENS, LEfiANON.OHIO,  N. P. N. U. No. 682.���������8. F. N. U. No. 759  E fc>*tf������}fr*C  ta-ifa^JiJBj^/4^yi^j^^^[tJ.|.if-1,^irij-l  *-3J������Jr^^U .-sjt������������ ik-i.w.  ������  ! iS  ,1-  ||I|������I������II.IIH*^   IUJI,   If J I'M  G. A. MeBain & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C-  a*rffe<-OBll  * ���������    m  f  "jaOTWITHSTANDI^G    the  mines  are   " piping   hot " with   work "the  -town,-as you go upon  the street,  seems  4ull.   That's because the  miners are un-  A ^er ground���������-jn the    mines. . They   are.  in the quaint language of the" boys " way  out of  sight. "    But- don't    they    majce  ic*.i!v-.elves " promiscuous  like"  on   the  Bight of pay-day j   As we contemplate it  we are \e<} to exclaim in the   language of  j������n  eminent   citizen���������" Holy   Lazarus ! "  I^o other expression seems to fill   the bill  There is no doubt but like mj*iny anoth-  ' er place we have  lost   quite a number of  citizens, drawn away by that   tremendous  rnagnet ��������� the   Kootenay  country.    We  miss their erstwhile familiar faces. There  )s the genial Geo. Hull, now looking after  Miss.  Canada's   mail at  ]Rossland.   And  at the same town is the  wonderful '' Ad-  Vance   Agent, <(  rneasuring *' the   boys "  for pants.    Th.sre. too is-*Northey of pi-  qij.s and real estate fame.   And it is said  ' th?t somewhere  out  there is   the " only  "Pouquier'' whom so  many \yill long remember.     Union  is  represented   everywhere in that region.    ".Long Williarns''  who has  left   some  tnonuir-ents  of his  building skill,  is   roofing' over a  portion  of kelson.    " "L,ong may he wave! "   The  irrepressible���������no*  one  legged���������D.   R.  Young, who built a row of houses on Pen  rith avenue," and  to   whom   an  heir was  *-   l*-om in the hospital here, whom no misfortunes coqld do-vn,  has  now" '* bobbed  ,- up serenely" in   Slocan   City,   where   he  vras at  last accounts   publishing a  very  hyely,newspaper.    D.C.McDonald is out  *n that section somewh-ere, improving his  fortunes, and  last btjt  not  least,  A- D.  \yillidtns, the enterprising speculator and  |and broker, is in Sandon, doing a. lively  business.    I said last* but that was amis-  take;.there are a   "hij.ll lot more,'"   whose  names jqst now escape me.  It is s*:iidthe McKims are going to  leave. \Ve shall be sorry to loose them  but some other place, will g^in. They are  .nterested in mines, and the affairs <af  Vnion will likely "interest them no more."  |t is the same old magnet���������mines���������dr^w-  ' jng them away. -When.it comes to gold  and silver mines, coa.1 is "not in it." However, they can't take away the two very  pretty cqttages they have-built.  Strangethings  have happened, and it  may be   Union will yet be the  center not  on.ly of a great  coal  and cake industry,  bu.t* of gold   and.   silver   mining.    The  magic news of gold and silver strikes is  fillisg t"ae air.    Qold and silver at Jeryis  ln.let; geld,  silver, copper, iron, etc.,   on  Texada  Island; similar  discoveries near  Qu'ilieunv, rich specimens of ore found at  the head of Puntledge  Lake*  also at the  source of Trent River; men in the street  with a pocket full of the  glistening  ore4  gathered here.and there.   Someday some  one, not hunting  gold,  but a deer, will  strike his to.e (boot) into a <(hump,"  and  Ic! fortune   will  smile  upon  him with a  golden,   yellowish   smile     and    plainly  say: "Yau are a  millionaire, my  friend."  J^ow  that   man    may   take a  pride   in  "Union and throw a handfull of the "precious"  on  sorr^e commanding   lot  and   a  palace shall spring up; another  handfull  |n the forest near and it shall  blossom  with  fruit   and    wave   in the   pnde  of  grain; another handfull   for the  public  benefit and stumps shall  disappear and  electric  lights,  a pujblic  library, and all  tloat makes  comfort,  culture and   beauty  shall  appear.     Who   knows}     Many  a  pleasant  place  was once a swamp* and  ninny  a spot of   beauty still  wastes  it  sweetness where the foot  of man seldom  ���������{reads.  Billy Blvm.  The Department Store.  Por the first three weaka of   January, the  clerks  were  bu.47  takiug  stook  at  Simon.  Ltsiaer'g Daparfcmaat Stoce,   aad then  commenced the new vrangemeat  whioh   makes  it perhapa, the most complete establishment  af the kiad ia the  Pronaoj.    Up.aa   catering, one is impressed  with its  size.    The  iialea rooms  are 4Qx 10Q feet.    Qf  course  yon do not get a glimpse  of the  immense  b^ietnaat and up stairs de*jirfcm<*nt8, crowded,   with goods.    The grocery part���������meat  complete���������oocupies, the  old  division���������.west  ha,lf of the largo store: but in the  east  half  *tjhe dry. gaada, oarpeta, clothing, etc.,   have  given place to. the hardware, stoves, kitchen  -atensila  aad farmiug  im,pleoient3, while  at  the rear, is th������ furniture, to whiqh large additions   will  be made next week by the  arrival of tue new atook,  Tbo most, noticeable change is. in the im-  *3-,enae annex 30 x 100. in floor space. This  ia th,e Dry Goods Department. In addition  to the large atook carried before, ia tbe  bankrupt atook of $10,000 ia dry goods of  e^ mayor Collins of Vancouver; and a large  consignment of,new goods of the latest, dee*  igna and fashions,  Mon'a and boys' ready mad-e clothing are  in the back part; of gent's fnrniahinga  tjiere is uo end; of carpot3 thero is a large  ���������ifeaok, and in staple aud fanoy dry  good's r^ I  ���������world ������f wondernr-eat. Of dress patterns  there are hundreds to choose from. Silks,  ribbons, trimmings, Japanese drapeing, ornaments and all sorts of high class, goods.  And notwithstanding the size of this Depart  jjaent, it seems all too small for the stock  displayed.  An account of  this establishment would-  be incomplete without reference to the   {.net  that a choice Hue of wiues, brandies aad   liquors of all kinds are kept in the   bAseme*-.b  which are sold only at wholesale.   .  Each Department has ice separate clerks,  .experts in their line, and a cash trolly system ���������  oor-veya the order with the money from the  counter where the purchaser stands, to the  office, where the bill is receipted and  returned by tho same purveyor with the ex-  , act change.   ' ���������,   <  Mr. C. P. Collis is manager of this  mammoth establishment, and uuder his,directioa,  its business is steadily  increasing,   showing ,  a wide popularity..  , k ' ��������� '   Union   Shipping.  -    Total, Comox coal shipped during January from Union was 27, 665 tons; total coke  shipped, 413 tons.  Shipments' during  tho  pait  week : Jan.  25th, tbe Tepio with 400 tons for the C.P.R.  Vancouver; on 29tn, the tug Hope left for  Victoria with 200 tons for the Consolidated  Ry., and Light Co.; tug Mystery took 22,  tans for vessel's use oa the 28th; oa same  day tha Thistle took 40 tons for N" E. Fish  Co; on 29sh, the tug Hope took 22 tons for  vessel's use; on same day tbe Glory of the  Seas sailed with 3250 tons of coal for San  Francisco; on the 31st, the Mineola left  with 3250 tons for Port Las Angeles for  Southern Pacific; oa Feb. 1st, the Tepic  took 300 tons of coal and 40 tone of tire clay  for the C. PR.      ,  The Costa Rica is  loading aqd  the   San  jVfateo ia due. -  Take Your  .   Cocal Paper?  It publishes all that is worthy of notice  . of THE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS,  It Supports  GOOD ORDER, PUBLIC ENTERPRISES, THE CHURCHES, FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything wor-  r     I ' ' ' '  thy of encouragement. 1  It Publishes Occasionally,  -, - - *> '  "Bright Original (Btories,  Bright Original Poems,  Bright-Original "Chatter."  And is the ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER.: in the PROVINCE  which has. a TE-LEGRAPHIC SERVICE.' "'''*  It is the exponent of the district, and  by it the district will be judged by the  outside public."  It is as CHEAP as a good paper can  be produced in a country district.  Give it your generous support and there  will be increased imprcveriients.  < 1  School and office stationery  at E. Pimbury' & Co' drugs  store. ���������     ,!  - '��������� 'v  Espimalt & Nanaimo Ry.  Time   Table   No.   27,  To take effect at 6 a.m. on Monday Hov.  2nd, 1896.    Trains rnn on Pacific  Standard time.  GOJNG  NORTH  j Daily. | Sat'dy  Lv.  At.  Victoria for Nanaimo and 1 A. M.  Wellington  |   8.00  P.M.  3.20  6.31  At.  6.55  GOING  SOUTH  Lv, Wellington for Victort  Lv.' Nanaimo tor Victoria.,.  Ar. Victoria'.   T    A 3ft   I    P M  | Daily. | Safdy.  I S.2o ) 3.30  8 40 3,45*  12.20       /.OO  For rates aud information apply  at Company's offlcoa,  A. DUNSMUin. JOSEPH HUNTER.  1 -, President. Oeu'l Supt  H.K. PRIOR.  ft cm. Freight and Passenger Agt  NOTICE.  This year we intend to do a cash buiinei,  and it will pay tbe, people of the valley to  get our new figures. ���������  -"-.  SandwJcV., Duncan Bvas.  Jan. 1st, 1897.  SUNDAY SEBVIOEa   v  St. Gk������rge's Pkksbytsbian Ckvhch���������  Rev. J. A. Logan, pastor. Services at 11 a.  m. and 7 p.m. Sunday School at 2:30.  Y.P.S.O.E. at close   of   evening .service.'  MKTiloniRT Ohurcu���������   Services   at' the  usual hours morning and evening,    Rev. W.'  Hicks, pastor.  Trinity Church���������Services in   the  evo-  i <  ning.    Rev. J. X. Willemar, rector.  M. J. HENRY,  NURSERtYMAN>  AND  FLOBIST  POST OFFICE AVDVMMB  .   604AVESTMINSTER Road,  VANCOVER, B. C.  Send for new 66 page Catalogue befor*  placing your orders for Spring Plaatiag,  if you are interested in saving money for  yourself and getting good stock of first  . hand<>. < '  Most complete stock of Frail aa4  Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses,' Etc.,  in the Province.  Thousands of small Fruit Plaats aa4  Vines of leading varieties, suitable for  this Climate.  '<>     Fertilizers,   Agricultural f Implesntats^  Spray Pumps, Etc., best"t6 be had.  No Agents. List tells you all aboat iu  Eastern Prices or Less.      (   '  > . Greenhouse, Nursery an������Apiery  604 Westminster Road.  We do; all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to, th^  neatest Business Card  ���������       '.     ^'" q  or Circular.    K  I  fin  Dry Gp������ds ]3#SrlEqei^t  u  V       > ;V  v|  '���������i    - .*"���������.  Saturday. January 23rd.  wu  "1   '  t i ij fi"TS  *���������*-!  w&i  G8������a@S������������2&&&������g&e^^ ���������. >  ^r^^^^sejygggssgeseg^e^^eissesesggaggeae. -  Of Dry Cood#  The late stock of Henry Collins Vancouver���������consisting   of  Dress   Goods,,  Silks,   Ribbons,  Trimmings,   Jackets, Fine Underwear,   Clothing,   and a  thousand other lines.  The above goods were all bought for this season's trade, and are of the latest styles, and will be sold at Half Price.    The dry goods department will be .;,,  closed Friday 22nd, inst., to prepare for the above sale.  se  LI L   ardware Dep't.  e have a full car-load of furniture on the way and expect to open up in two weeks,  ��������� ��������� ���������   . .... .. 1 .,  Gf ocef y Departpiept  A full line of Groceries, flour, feed, etc., always on hand at lowest prices.  Cash, 30 Days.  rms-i  Leisef

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