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 NO.  274  CUMBERLAND,-B. C.    [ P. O, UNION?]    TUESDAY'FEB.  15th.,  1898.  $2.0.0 PER ANNUM.  Hi  Onion Mmi Market   Klon-  For the choicest meats we are head quarters.  If you have not tried our noted ^sausages,  bologna and head cheese, you should do  so at once. . Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES;       -  siiMioisr  LBISBR  AT AWAY DOWN PRICES.  LadJES Winter Jackets, Capes, Wraps/.  :';\    Peltfiailorahd Walking Wajts/1  Blouses and  Wrappers. /.'  -, - dike  OTJTFITTIFG-  a. r. johnston & co.  nanaimo, b. c.  general outfitters for  miners going to ,the  klondike. .    "���������  steamboat agents.  . tickets sold.  par.  tioulars on appli.  cation; ,  floor '"> T^bfe  Oilcloths  Alarg  arrived  direct  Widths and Prices.  Stock of the   Choicest   Patterns just  the   manufacturers  in all  from  ns  The N ivv.-^ Stock'rof  es  try,  Lace Curtains ,  Art Muslins.  Tape  Dotted Swiss, and  GROG ERIES at LOWEST CASH prices at  GVS.  HAWK'S  REM  Drug   Store  ia The  The  Combs,  Brushes  Perfumes,  and  Toilet Waters.  OPEN    SUNDAY  MORNING  FROM     10  to   11  a.m.  Place to   Buy  Good Stock of  OPEN ':. SUNDAY  EVENING FROM  3 to 4^*  WE KKBP NOTHING BUT THE BEST and PUREST  DRUGS fob DISPENSATION  For your cough try Scott's Emulsion,  Dr. Chase's Linseed and Turpentine,  or Ayer's Cherry   Pectoral.  Peacey  Co.  5  Milk,  Fggsy  Vegetables.  Having secured the Hanigan ranch  I am prepared to deliver aily  pure fresh milk, fresh eggs, and  vegetables, in Union and Cumberland, A share of patronage is  solicited.  JAMES. REID.  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Letter's.  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  SHllUBS, ROSES.. RHODODENDRONS. GREENHOUSE AND  BEDING OUT PLAN US.  Agricultural Implements '  SPRAY PUMPS,   FERTILIZERS,  BEES  and BEE SUPPLIES.  Most Complete Stock  in B.   C.  NO  AGENTS. Catalogue Frbe.  M. J.   HENRY,  604 Westminster Boad,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  NEWS FROM  SHEEP CAMP.  A.  It. Johnston &'Co., Furnish,   the  Best Outfits That Went Over  the Passes.  Such is the Verdict of all the Nanaimo Boys*  The Free Press- is agasn indebted to the  courtesy of Mr. Dan Dalley, oar leading  tonsorial artist, for the following interesting extracts from a letter received by him  from hia friend James Rice/ now at Dyea  Pass.  Sheep Creek, Alaska, Nov 16th '97*  '. Friend Daniel���������I received- your letter te-  ' day, and was, '({lad to get it, bat I wish you  had got my, other letter, which' would have  given you quite a budget of news.,   I suppose there  are a' number uof the boys who  - have left here and returned to'Nanaimo who  will be able to give you"all- the news.    The  old timers in the country'fooled a lot of us  when they  told us there was no use in trying to get  over the passes _in-October or  November. ' But they were away off:   The  country is not so bad aS-s^ne.of-them would  have yoa believe.- vThe weather is nice here  at present.    There is^plenty of snow���������clear  and froaty but pot dovvfn to zero yet.    Iti������ .  one of the  best places I was ever in-f-when-  it does aOt rain. - 1 have got a, good job.here  working for a Tacom.i Company,, wbo are  getting on  well with their  tramway, and.I  feel confident .that they will complete is all  right.-. lam thinking of going down on the  steamer City of Seattle nexc trip, but I hesitate to' leave a good job like this.    I will  have lots to tell you when I go down.    You  can tell A. R.  Johnston & Co,   that all the  boys   who , got   outfits   from them had the  best on the road, for all the boya were loud  in their   praise   of the   goods   supplied by  Johnston & Co.   This is   the reason   why I  would like to return to Nanaimo so as to  get my outfit  from them.    Your  old friend  Mike King, of Victoria, went through here  to take a look at the trail,   and he   will no  doubt   tell you all   about it.    I have   seen  Walter Thompson, but   only for a few minutes.    He is not stuck ou the country or the  situation.  CITY COUNCIL,  City Council met in regular session  last Thursday night. Present Mayor  Mounce, Aldermen Calnan, Kilpatrick,  Willard, and Westwood.  Mr. Nunns read his affidavit and took  his place as Secretary.  Minutes of previous' meeting" read and  adopted.  COMMUNICATIONS,  From Union Water-works Co., asking  the City to-take over the street hydrants.  The price being $40.00 each. Aid.  Westwood moved the communication be/  received and laii on table; seconded  by Aid. Calnan. Carried :  An invitation to the Council signed by  Speaker B. W. Higgins, for the opening  of Parliament Building was read; Aid.  Willard moved lhe secretary be instructed to return thanks in name of Council,  md state why invitation couli not be  accepted; seconded by Aid. Westwood..  Carried:  From Aid. Carthew, asking for three  months absence; Aid. Willard moved  communication be received, and absence  granted; seconded by Aid. Calnan.  Carried.  Aid. Carthew entered and took his  place.  PRESENTATION  OF   ACCOUNTS.  From Thompson Stationary Co., for  City Seal, $5.50., FromA.vH. Peacey &  Co, for books, $n.oo. From British  Columbia Gazette, for publishing Trades  j License By-law, $14.00. From Weekly  News, for priming,   $21.50.; all referred  TO SUIT THE MEN, TO SUIT THE YOUTHS, TO SUIT THE BOYS, AND*TO SUIT '  '     THE PURSE.    COME AND SUIT YOURSELF  WITH A SUIT BEFORE   -  THEY ARE ALL GONE.  OUR SHOES,  are  going  like "hot cakes'  and must be cleared out.   '  DRESS GOODS.  Blue Black Serges,  Cashmeres, etc..  A few Dress ' lenghts left, to be sold,  at cost. . ^. ;  FL\NNELLETTES,   GINGHAMS, ART  MUSLINS,'RED,  WHITE, AND  CRAY  FLANNELS,   PRINTS, AND SATEENS.  ���������'���������  > -    -  , C A COUNTER OF REMNANTS   FOR YOUR INSPECTION.     ,   .  ..  McPHEE &. MOORE,  to Finance Committee.   .  .'   REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.  From Street- Committee recomending  sewers be constructed. The sewage-  question .was discussed at .length. Aid  Willard moved report be received, and  as soon as necessary funds were available  Boirdof Works be instructed to ascertain probable cost; seconded by Aid.  Westwood.-. Carried: Aid. Westwood  m -ved, in the mean .time the Board of.  W >rks be , impowered to have inch  opened from or near'Mr. Nichol's lot';  length and _ost to be left, to the discretion of the Board of Works; seconded by  Aid. Carthew.    Carried: c ���������  From  Street Committee  recomending  a culvert be made and   the street" gravel-  CHATTER.  -    o���������:���������.  ON MONDAY of last week the gentlemen, of the Union Club entertained  theic lady friends at the , Club rooms.  "Hearts", was the amusement and'a most  pleasant evening was passed.     ��������� '    .  In the beginning of the winter I heard  many ladies remark, "it is so dull here,- if  we only, tiad a club!"    The members'of  the Club most courteously decided to set  apart evenings for whist and invite ladies*'  Now I,think ;the ladies should entertain  the "Club" before the-season is over, showing   appreciation of ihe thoughtful aliened.-.! Fourth- street '.nd  Penrith avenue; j tion recejv-ec| during the winter.' I am con-  moved by Aid." Westwoud  the report ,be  received and acted .oni;'seconded bv Aid.  -> -r - *  ��������� Willard.    Car ied. ���������,     ' <>  ��������� , -������������������'   *-i -, ���������  ��������� The r-)'"g tiiX^Dv-l-w-'was re'id'-for fin.il  action     Aid. Calp-in moved   lt.lie finally  ad pieU,     signed, ' sc-iied   and' printed;  se muled by Aid  C.utiiew'. Carried.  NEW   BUSINESS.  Bills for six copies of Municipal Clause  At. and. City   seal   were   recomer.ded  paid: ,  A tender from Mr. J. P. Davis' to  pu' up 100 feet of r.iiling on the bridge  By ' Methodist Church for $8.00, was  accepted.  Aid. Westwood moved the erection of  la np posts be left co the Board of Works-  to look after; seconded bv Aid. Carthew.'  C irried:  Moved by Aid. Westwood, Mr. AnderT  son's lamp be returned for completion  and if it proved satisfactory the Concil  buy the same; seconded by Aid. Willard.  Carried:  The clerk was instructed to procure  receipt book,--order forms, stationary, and  halfa-dozen  files:  Aid. Westwood gave notice he would  introduce a resolution at next meeting to  change the night of Council meeting to  first and second   Mondays in  the month.  Ald.Calnan moved the Council adjourn  until Monday the 21 st.    Carried.  R. S. C.  For the Best Patterns in Air-t i g h t  Stoves, go to the Union Store.  UMOU SHIPPIIB.  Feb. 7th.���������San Mateo 4,300 tons of coal  for S. P. Los Angeles Cal.  <������     ������������   ���������Thistle 71 tons coal for fuel.  " 9th���������Tug Mamie 12 toaa coal for  fuel  u <������ ���������Tug Oscar 132 tons coal for  C.P.N., Victoria.  ������.11 it ���������Tug Hong Kong 190 tons of  coal for Sugar Refinery, Vancouver.  -������   10   ���������Str. Tees 62 tons coal for fuel.  ������������ 11 ���������Tug Vancouver 260 tons coal  for Victoria.  ������ it ���������Tug Lois 213 tons coal for C.  P.R., Vancouver.  "     ������������   ���������Tug Topic 426 tons for C.P.K.-  Toe San Mateo, and Carondelet are due.  fident, the members with true manly gal-  la������.try-willavo.v .he pleasure of entertaining the .ladies h.is' superceded any trouble  arising therefrom.        -     ' '  ' ,: /  *  One'young m.ih is willingto wager a'  "Club -formed of the feminine' gender,  would not exist a year in Cumberland, "unless;" he added "it was kept alive by rein  forcements of new members." And I had  not the courage, to. deny tbe impudent  statement, 'for there is . such unmis'tak-  able evidence that he lias grounds fot his  belief; and yet it is'simply a verification  of an inexorable law of all nature, the sur-.  vival of the fittest. In all associations of  any merit or' standing"it is the patient,  the wise, the honorable members who'  give it prestige, and characters possessing  these attributes are not like straws carried hither and thither by every breeze  that passes. I will admit many clubs exist every where, which are a discredit  to its members but of those   ladies and  gentlemen do not speak.  ��������� *  It is affirmed by fashion authorities,  brown will be a popular color this spring;'  blue ranks second; in fabrics velvet hag  been durjng the winter and will be a  favorite for spring wear. Pique will be  worn much during thesummer,and sashes are almost a necessary accessory to  every toilet.  Many of tne magazines areshowing designs for bustles and hip pads; the thin  girl is going out of fashion and the reign  of the plump Miss has begun, ho# long  it will last no sage could predict.  Awarded  Highest  Honors���������World'5 Fair,  Gold Medai, Midwinter Faif.  iftl  li  ���������Ik I  --Ms  . -f.-- <m 1  W  if  Am  J 8  n  I a  I f;  .  Ill  ���������V  if  !  ! ,  t f  )  1    * L  V1  j -  '     f'.  A Pure Grape Croaa: i\ Tartar Powder.  40 YEA.RS THIi STANDARDU.  '" v^tv^'^'^Ni^<-''-r'1'^:;i,t.k.-v,.'-. V  mmmm  '���������������������������&'  JOURNALISTIC COLORS.  Of course old Bulwer  Lytton -when he wrote  of sword and pen  And affixed the prize blue ribbon to the latter  Had never seen the office of a daily paper when  It was press time and the boys .were "short  of. matter.*'  ' The penman cuts  no figure in the hustling  world of hews.  The reporter is a skirmisher, it's true,  For he fights for fleeting items, and he captures interviews,  But his weapon is a Faber number two.  Now, the journalistic underling, whose pencil  marks are black,  Is subservient to a pencil mark of blue,  For some  high  and  mighty personage must  make a pigeon track  Beforo  a   single   line   of  "copy"   can   go  through,     '-  tiut there's still another color, far above both  black and blue. . r  The man who owns tlie paper scans it o'er,  And if .the staff needs editing he'll take an ax  or two  And.expross his personal sentiments in goro.  ���������Franks. Pixley'in Chicago Times-Herald.  THE DOGS OP WAE.  On the left of the pup lines of Greek  ���������    infantry lay  on the high,   bare hills,  firing without intermission. Gray smoke  wont up and backward  from all  these  lines.   Sometimes wounded men came  from there and passed the pup as he sat  reflecting  in the roadway."   Directly in  his front a  mountain   battery  of   the  Greeks was roaring, and the horses and  mules of  the cornraand were  browsiirg  ' ' , the grass  in a sheltered  place not far  ���������  from the pup.    Some soldiers lay in an  upturned furrow of brown trenches.  If thepup had studied the vast green  plain on his right, he would have seen  black lines and lines,still fainter than  black, and these lines were all Turks.  . Frequently a ��������� crescendo of hoots and  hurtling noises was in the air above  him, and the shells crashed as they  struck. Moreover, there was sometimes  a curious singing of great insects. But  for all these things the pup did not  care.  He was a little  pup, not larger than  1 . a  kitten,   but he  was  fat' and  fairly  < smothered   in long white wool, marked  here and there with black, and he had  every  indifference of  a fat pup.    Two  ���������'  soldiers came that way on- their return  to the front, and, seizing  him, paused.  One stooped and   offered him  gently a  bit of hard   biscuit, but  he  had   been  '  used to other food, and, with the  insolence of babyhood, he scorned the generosity of these men who had  stopped  nnder fire to give him assistance. , They  laughed then and stroked his long  hair  and went away to their business.  The pup's interest  was  always the  thing directly under his  nose.    He was  ' really  in  tho   battle of Velestino, but  what he wanted to do was to waddle in  his curious v,"ay among the stones of the  roadway - and   smell   at   them and fall |  over them whenever  he 'forgot that he  was top heavy.    Although he   was  not  larger than a cake of soap he had something elephantine iu his movement.  His  little legs were still very weak, and  he  sprawled and straddled  over  the  road  in a way that one would  expect of  a  baby elephant.  Once a cavalryman with  orders galloped past him, and a ho.of of  the gray charger missed him by a little,  but he didn't care for that  either.    He  was busy with his geological survey.  The Examiner correspondent came  along from, tbe.firing line at that time  and stopped when he saw the dog. The  dog bad been trying to scratch his near  ear with his off hind leg, but he stopped  when he saw The Examiner correspondent. They looked at each other in reflective silence. The pup had a crafty  ; eye, and he put his head on one side  and surveyed the correspondent with  ���������-much attention to detail. Another shell  came close then, and your correspondent  said, "Corue on, pup." He took the pup  in his arins.  ;   The dog was naturally named Velestino  at  once.    There was a thought in  the correspondent's mind of calling him  Loot.   But then.he was not really loot.  He was simply a Greek pup deserted by  his relative; and  friends in a most tryinghour, who had accepted  the assistance of a correspondent  of   The Exaru-  !iner.    His home had  probably been in  one   of  the  stone "huts that stood here  and thero along the road, now all lonely.   His owners had probably scuttled  out at word of tho coming of the Turks.  But  he  didn't  care  about this either.  Ho simply lolled on the correspondent's  arm  and  blinked  fatly at  the passing  landscape.  When tho correspondent arrived where  his horses awaited him, he gave tho  pup Vclcstino into the hands of his  Greek boy and stood and admonished  him sternly for five minutes about the  inadvisability of losing that pup. The  boy grinned and took Velestino in his  arms.  .'  .Later the pup got under a particularly j  heavy artillery fire.    While  the  corre  Greek boy appeared, with a bow auda  grin. ,  "Where is the pup?" said the correspondent instantly.  The Greek hoy had brought a large  piece of shell which he said had almost  killed him, and he exhibited it proudly.  ' "Where is the pup?"  The boy said he was sure he was going to bekilie'd when he heard the shell,  and he now considered his escape to be  a miracle. The correspondent arose im-.  pressively to his feet. "Where is the  pup?"  Well���������poor Velestino, poor correspondent!���������they were united only to be  immediately parted. The boy said that  he had brought the pup to Volo and  had given it to a man to hold while he  unsaddled hs horse. The man ran away  with Velestino.  There were dispatches to be sent, and  the wires were muddled in a way that  was simply scandalous. The correspond  ent left for Athens, reflecting from  time to time upon the virtues of his  lost pup.  '  .  Volo is ordinarily 300,000 miles from  Athens.  In time of war it is the square  of 300,000.    Every route is impossible.  All the  steamers are on war  business.  All the carriages have vanished.' There  ������re no horses.    It requires more energy,  to travel  now in Greece than it does to'  do a three months' campaign.   The correspondent struggled as far' as Chalkis  with phenomenal good fortune.  He was  taking his breakfast in the restaurant  there when he osberved a peasant come  in  and  walk toward, the  rear  of  the  place.    This man had  a pup inside his  shirt, and the little woolly head projected.  The correspondent said to his dragoman, "That is my'dog. "��������� The dragoman  laughed.    "There are   1,000,000   dogs  like that in Greece, sir. "  "No, there ain't.   I tell you that is  my dog." ' '  As the peasant with the pup disap-  ��������� peared through" a door in the rear the'  correspondent and the dragoman rushed  after him. In a courtyard they' found  the peasant delivering the pup to another dragomau, the' servant of an English correspondent, but the correspondent took,the pup.   "It is my dog."  "No, it isn't," said the dragoman of  the English correspondent. "I got him  at Volo."  "You got him at Volo, did you?  Well, I got him at Velestino. He belongs to the San .Francisco Examiner,  and it doesn't matter what you say, yon  can't have him."  "Well"��������� ,  "Shut  FASHION'S VAGAEIES.  TWO-BUTTONS  FIVE ON  ON   ONE   SIDE  THE  OTHER.  AND  UP I" ,<,  "Well, he has' cost me two drams  for his fbod and care. Pay me that and  it is all right." [t .   ,  Velestino thus rejoined- the correspondent. , His hotel .bills were paid,  aud he was invited to some bread and  milk. The rounds he fought with his  bread and milk were simply too exciting  for words. He was not satisfied with  putting all of his features in the plate.  He waded up, to his knees, and his subsequent cargo was altogether out of  proportion to his displacement. His  shape became suddenly like that of a  toy balloon, but it filled him with a  sort of glad satisfaction, which was  noticeable in his tipsy sailor walk.  ���������  On his way to Athens the pup received constant ovations. The "Greek  boy was on the. box, and he elaborated  his own experiences and, incidentally,  the experiences of the pupi People  gazed at Velestino with, awe. He was  such a wee thing that the correspondent  was not sure whether he was going to  grow to be a cow or a caterpillar, but  the kilted mountaineers that studied  him said .that he was of the famous  shepherd dog breed of the Greeks and  was destined to be a big dog."  "Wait until he grows,"-they said,  "and then if even 100 bad. men approach your house you need not fear."  Looking at Velestino, asleep in a fluffy  ball in the carriage, the correspondent  rather thought that the number of bad  men was over the limit.  At Thebes, while the correspondent  lunched, Vc-lesfcino waddled, or rather  fell, around the floor of the cafe. The  boys of   the village  congregated   about  The Indefinable Touch That Counts For  Style ��������� A Handsome Suit ��������� Outing Costumes and Garments For Children���������Com-  , fort Studied as "Well as Appearance.  [Copyright, 1S97, by the Author.]  "Two buttons on one side and five on  the other!   Oh, how quite too killingly  stylish!"  It was in one of our grandest "emporiums" for imported dresses that it heard  the foregoing, and  naturally I craned  my neck to find out what it was  that  called   forth  such   unqualified  praise.  And what was it?   Why, a gown of fine  black corkscrew with  a very narrow  milliner's roll of ciel blue velvet about  ten inches from the bottom of the skirt.  'There was a loose vest of ciel blue in-  <Jia silk, soft and  full, with  a pointed  belt of velvet.   The stock collar was of  velvet, .with a very full ruching of tho  silk sewed on double. There was an eton  jacket open in front and having sleeves  of the same black corkscrew,-and it was  on this that the'seven   buttons were set  In such an irregular fashion. These buttons were over an inch in diameter and  looked  like turquoise jewels, ko finely  they were made and mounted;   And, as  was said,, five were sewed in a straight  line upon the left side, and on the right  side there-were but two.  The suit, was really a  handsome one  and very unusual  in  design, and was  also undoubtedly stylish, but I have  been tortured with  doubts about those  buttons/1 believe that in Paris the girl  that sewed" them on  either run  out of  buttons or forgot the other three or she'  put them in her pocket.   I do not think  any one in her sane moments would put  five buttons on  one side  and only two  on the .other, but in'spite  of that mistake the suit is called stylish, etc. Such  is life  and'"sich  is wimmen."   Pu.'  something before them that they cannot  understand and they  forthwith   accept  it as "stylish," and  that is a word' to  conjure with.   Give a garment "style"  and it matters nothing .for beauty of  color, material or artistic  grace . in the  design, and that word  is as difficult to-  define as the French "chic."   We  all  .know it when we see it and  recognize  ���������it without  being able to copy  after it.  It is a gift born with some women and  ���������a few men.   '  For just plain; simple, ordinary folks  there are lots of pretty gowns and other  gandies and some 50 styles of satin  stripe organdies, satin stripe etamine,  zephyr ginghams, silk and linen novelty goods in ho end of combinations, linen goods in lace and embroidered effects,  lace stripe' ginghams, madras ginghams, sateens of every color, and navy  and white French foulards; also all  sorts of fancy duck suitings. Aside from  these plain goods there are batistes, organdies and foulards with metallic  printings. They are bright and attractive, but not very durable.  There is nothing much prettier than-  the blue linen suits for grown folks  or for children. It is strong, dark'  ���������nd dust does not soil it. I remember t\  dress for a little girl in the ever, popular sailor fashion varied in a slight  degree. This had a plain gathered skirt,  sewed with four rows of white linen  tape. The belt was made in the same  style. The blouse was of white linen,  and the littlo figaro was of the . blue  with the regulation sailor collar trimmed with the tape. This made, a washable suit and was very pretty as well.  There never seems to be very much  originality in the outing garments for  children, the sailor, suit having been  found so useful and so becoming. Made  of white linen, duck, serge or flannel  with dark blue trimmings, or blue with  white trimming, it seems to fill all requirements, for' boys or girls, with the  difference of trousers or skirts. - A suit  for a little chap of' 6 or 7 was made- of  white duck, with a broad sailor collar  STAGE GLINTS.  Bettina Girard has returned from En-  ropx. to enter the vaudeville field.  Maud Granger has been engaged . for  Franklin Fyles'"flower Moyne."  Miss Elsie de Wolfe has gone to Paris  to get a play from Marcel Prevost.  Chevalier, in his seven months' stay  in America, pocketed over $48,000.  Lisle Leigh will be the leading lady  of one of the Waite comedy  companies.]  Edward Arlington   of the Singling >  show will take out "Blue Jeans" next'  season.-    , ., '    i  - - - '-��������� ��������� y 'r. . i  Mrs. McKee Rankin has been engaged '  for the oast of. "What Happened  to !  Jones?"  w.ill'  in a  return  to  burlesque  Marie   Stndholme  America next  season  tailed "In Town."  Hal    Reid,   known  an a  handsome  man, will play "Homespun Hearts," a  ��������� play of his own make, next season.  There is serious opposition in London  to the publication of plots of playa,  Sydney Grundy heads the movement.  .  Nol Dan , Kum, the Chinese . actress,  and her company aro  the attraction at  the Beach Street Chinese theater, Bos- !  ton. ,,  .- .    ��������� -  |  Ritohie,. Ling will* appear with Ver- j  nona Jarbeau in De Koven and Smith's  new operetta, "AParis Doll," next sea- I  eon. , '.  Al Canby is said to be arranging for .  comio opera in London*, where he may j  engage principals for a company of his ;  own. ;_    < '  Ernest Lawson will be.seen next sea- j  son as Bill Hawes, the schoolteacher, in  Stuart Robson's production   of '"The  Jucklins." , ' ���������     ^  A new play by Walter Frith, called  "The Mills of the Gods," will be pro-'"'  duced by Mr. and Mrs. Kendal in Lou- !  don in the autumn. j  .  TROTTER AND  PACER.  him, and the Greek child, who thought  epondeni's party was crossing a bit of  plain tlie Turks opened fire on a nearby house. One would have thought  they had opened on the pup, because  they came nearer to the pup than they  did to.the house. There was some excitement. The stragglers in the road  scurried everywhere. Tho correspondent had a bit of trouble with his horse,  Which had been hurt in the back by  some kind of fragment, and when it  was all over he looked around for the  pup, the two servants and the other  horses, and there,was none.  Late that night in Volo a knock  came to tho correspondent's door, and  as  he called   out  it  opened,  and   the  he had been almost killed, dilated on  the experiences of himself and the dog.  All these'popular, honors the pup accepted with his usual sublime "indifference. He interested himself in certain  surprising physical eccentricities. For  instance, every time he tried to run ho  fell on his nose. When he tried to catch  his tail, he fell on his shoulder. In  fact, he was so much of a pup that he.  could fall in almost any direction with  equal abandon. These maneuvers were  also conducted without regard to the  interest and admiration of the populace.  People do not usually talk about dogs,  and so, before he reached Athens, lie  was easily the most famous dog in  Greece. In Athens itself he was put up  at the best hotel, and the honors he received befitted his social position.  At present he is with your, correspondent. He has a personal attendant  engaged at a fabulous salary. He is  well known here already, and his appearance ou the street causes popular  demonstration. But he doesn't care.������������������  Stephen Crane in San Francisco Chronicle.  Needed Enlightenment.  Chef���������Did that missionary agree with  you?  Cannibal Chief ��������� Well ��������� er ��������� colloquially or gastronomically?���������New York  Journal.  OUTING COSTUMES.  things'just now.   One can generalize a  little, mentioning the thin goods which  are so dainty and cool for the long hot  summer days.   The fine French percales  were rather overlooked in the early part  of the'season in favor of the more delicate organdies and  fine lawns and   batistes, but  now one sees  many  of the  prettiest of tho summer dresses made of  percale.    It  has this advantage, that it  never changes color  and  its last clays  are just as brilliant as the first. A very  pretty  and  even  one  might call  it  a  handsome dress was made of percale, a  dark  blue figure on  a  white ground.  There was a flounce of the same with a  Spanish  heading  around   the   bottom.  The waist',was'in  blouse  shape   and  there were bretelles, a yoke and collar,  of navy blue linen, with  two  rows of  narrow  black   velvet  ribbon  stitched  on.' There wero long points of the linen  put upon the lower part of  the sleeves.  Nothing  could be neater, and the dress  was considered  quite nice enough  for  outing.. -  White pique was.employed-to develop  another very pretty outing suit. There  was a panel at the right side, sewed  with ivory braid in the thick quality.1  There was a shirt waist of blue linen,  but not so dark a shade as was used on  the bretelles of the percale, and a white  collar with a heavy blue satin tie. The  jaunty little blazer had revers of blue  and wThite ribbed pique and w7as trimmed with braid to match the skirt.  There  are  some French brilliantine  batistes  and  some plain   batistes,, and  both  make up into really pretty  and  dainty summer gowns.   A favorite way  is to have a light batiste with a red belt  and red bindings as narrow as can be to  the three or four narrow ruffles around  the  skirt.    The  same red trimming  is  Idded effectively here   and there on the  Waist.    For these  pretty and attractive  little summer gowns for ordinary occasion  there  are shown new designs in  dimities, organdies, both plain and lace  fitriped, navy blue lace etamines, fancy  embroidered lappets, French printed or- ,  FOE THE UTTLE ONES AT TIIE SEASITOEE.'  of blue denim, trimmed with four rows  of white tape.   It should be understood  that the denim and the tape should both  be .washed , before making. up, as  the  denim   would  "crack"   and  tho  tape  shrink and pucker otherwise. If a little  girl'was to be dressed, the  same sailor  blouse would ��������� be in   order, and a skirt  made, either gathered or plaited.'   Blue  denim is an excellent material "for very  small children who have not yet learned  to tako care of their clothes.    It washes  well and is absolutely  unlearable  and  never fades.   A very pretty effect is obtained by making it so that part of  the  denim is right side out and part wrong  side out.   The wrong  side  is  a  pale  frosty  blue, while the outside  is  very  dark.    There  is a  glossy  mohair brilliantine which makes  very handsome,.  cheap and useful gowns for good sized  girls.   In dark blue it is very rich, and  here, too, the sailor suit is the   best design for comfort, as well as appearance.  A model of this; kind had  a vest front  and sailor collar of white linen batiste,  hemstitched prettily with drawn work.  This can  be done, as a sailor collar is  always square on the outside.    Another  little dress for a small girl is of  brown  foulard cotton with silk dots in   bright  canary.   There  were  some  loops   and  bows of narrow  satin  ribbon   of  the  same shade.   There was a blouse of tan  sateen  and puffs  to   the   top  of, the  sleeves of. the same.    The  rest of the  sleeves and the jacket were of the foulard.   It was pretty, but not so refined  as  the'other suit.    For  the  "littlest  girls" there are checked silks<and ginghams, some made low in the neck and  with short sleeves.    One had a yoke of  woven  pink ribbon and lace to a pink  and gray gingham frock.  Hexeiette Rousseau.  Electric Protection of Safes.  The latest  idea for the  protection of  mouey  and  valuables  is  to have-the  safe which  contains  them secured  inside a cabinet.   Where  the safe is kept  in a vault the vault serves the purposes  of a cabinet.   In either case an oleotric  lining is used, consisting of strips of  metal mounted in connection with thin  metal  sheets   so .arranged  that even a  pin thrust through the cabinet and penetrating the lining will sound the alarm.  The door of the vault cannot be opened,  nor  can  the curtain of the cabinet be  raised, until a time lock has disconnected it, from the alarm system.    In   order  that the alarm box may be proof against  molestation   it is made  of . steel xmd  placed within a hood lined in the same  way as  the  cabinet.    Any  attempt  at  tampering   wTill   cause   an   alarm to be  sounded, as  in the case of the cabinet.  The  door  is held closed  by heavy lag  bolts,  the  partial removal  of  any of  which  will  give   a   warning   signal.  There are several of these lag bolts, and  before the door can be opened they have  all to be removed, which requires a con  siderable length of time.  The  meeting scheduled forf-July at',  Windsor, Ontario, has been postponed"  until August. ', jf  ,   Mr. J. H. Weaver of Philadelphia has \  purchased tho  brown mare Ma'dara, by j  ���������  Alcantara.  The reported price is $1,0,00. '  Mr. Perry Stackhbuso, the well known  Kontucky   trainer   who  was recently'  shot by Breck Payne, was not seriously '.  injured. .   -   \  ���������Cough Honey, the bay gelding ' that ��������� - ���������  won the 2:50 class for pacers at' Carne- j ,  gio, Pa., is by Progression and is driven ' "  by J. W. Sayles. *> ,t  May Bloom, a 6-year-old bay mare by  Patron, out of May Morning,, by Daniel ;  Lambert, won the 2:45 class for trotters '  at Rockport, O.    . ��������� " j  Reef, by Direct, is a 8-year-old  trot-.)  ter in Monroo  Salisbury's  stable  that  recently stepped  a half in 1:06^; in a '  race at Donver. > .-  While being exercised reoently at,!  Nicholasville, Ky., a 3-year-old filly by !  Pamlico reared and fell - baokward, (  breaking her neck.  Tho great brood mare Boadicea, by  Hamblotonian, died recently in foaling  at the Patchen Wilkes farm, Lexington.  -���������Turf, Field and Farm.  Trainer  John  Tildon recently drove  Ella Tover  the Rod  Oak (la.)   mile \  track in 2:11%.   Tilden is now in the  central New York circuit.  Trainer  Harry  Nethaway has    evidently got a fast campaigner in the bay.  mare  Florence C. At'Rockport, O., re- J  cently she won the 2:28 class for pacers j  in straight heats in 2:22^, 2:25, 2:22. j  Senator A, 2:10, has thus far been \  given no fast miles by his owner and .  driver, Clarence Alexander. Senator A !  is a horso that comes to his speed slow- I  ly and is always best the latter end of i  the season.    ��������������� j  TREES AND  LUMBER.        f  i  The Spanish yew is a heavy wood,, a j  ;ubic foot weighing 50.43 pounds. |  "Doatiness" is a ' speckled stain ap-5  fearing on the bark or wood of a tree,   j  "Brash "wood is porous, of a reddish '  color, very friable and regarded as a !  sign of age and decay.  Luinberrnon say that tho best times  of the year for felling timber are midwinter and midsummer.,  "Dry rot" is the putrefaction of the  vegetable albumen in wood and can bo  prevented only by some process of hardening or extracting this element.  The best process of seasoning is that  accomplished  by placing lumber under i  dry sheds,   leaving-it  entirely open to :  ventilation, but protected from rain.      f  The  time  for seasoning wood varies ]  very greatly, extending  from weeks in  the   case   of  some   timbers   to many  months ���������. or years  in the case of hard,  dense wood.   '  i  i  Teoumseh's Bones.  The bones of <?ld    Teoumseh,  skeleton'  *  Paris policemen have been supplied  with electric dark lanterns by means  of which they can see 150 feet away.  They were employed successfully in a  recent raid in the Bois de Boulogne on  the homeless persons wTho sleep there at  night.  No. 26, of the McKees Rook mound, are]  lying in state in a elnss case in the Car-*  negie Museum. Around the neck are fcfca  bone beads and ornaments, just as fcfaeyj  were dug from the earth, when Andrew]  Carnegie views the remains next Thura-I  day at 2 o'clock this inscription will tell]  him what he is looking at:���������  "This skeleton was found 15 feet and  4 inohos from the top, and near the center of the mound. Erom its position and  the number erf its ornaments, implements  and weapons foun/i with tins skelefcon.f  it is inferred that this is tiie warrior for  whom the mound was built." !  ���������-'���������'*  "J  l  'V  (ri.  j  a [*-up������������*v**w*rt.*i(-*������uA������������������i,S5������5* wMrawKwaw*  u������lMW������-W^^>WT^/������z'wrwn'Ul-MiArZU������>'tlit������<MUW m  A ���������  V  ���������������'  t)\  HIS NARROW ESCAPE  JOB  DID  IT   "WITH THE  HIS TEETH."  SKIN  OF  Rev. Dr. Talmagre Chooses a Unique Text  ? to "-Preach an Eloquent and Powerful  ���������i   Sermon-Encouragement for Those Who  r ,  Consider Their Cases Hodeless.  New York, Aug. 22.���������In this discourse  of Dr. Talmage is .mighty encouragement  for many-who..- consider- .their, own. case  'hopeless. 'His testis Jobxix, 20, "I am  escaped with the skin of my teeth.".  Job had it hard. What with boils and  bereavements and bankruptoy and a foo  of a wife he wished he was dead, and I  do not blame him. His flesh was gone  and his bones were dry. His teeth wasted  I away until nothing but the enamel  seemed left. He cries out, "I am escaped  with the skin of my teeth."  There has been some difference of  opinion about this passage. St. Jerome  and Schultens and Drs. Good and Poole  and Barnes have all tried .their'forcops  on Job's, teeth.- You deny my interpretation and say, ."What did Job know  about the enamel of the teeth?" Ho knew  everything about it. Dental surgery, is  almost as old as the earth.' Tho' mummies of Egpyt, thousands of years old,  are found ; to-day with gold filling ' in  their teeth. Ovid and Horace and Solomon and'Moses wrote''/about these important factors of the body. To other  provoking complaints Job', I think, has  added an exasperating toothache, and  putting his hand against the inflamed  face he says, "I. am escaped with the  skin of my.teeth. '  , A, very , narrow escape, you say, for  Job's body and soul, but there are thour  sands of men who make just' as narrow  escape for their soul.. There was a time  J when the partition between them and  Tuin-< was no thicker than a tooth's  enamel;' but,, as Job finally escaped, so  have they. Thank God! Thank God!  . Paul expresses the- same, idea by a  different figure when he says that ��������� some  people are "saved as by fire." A vessel at  sea is in flames. You go to the stern of  the vessel.. The boats have shoved off;  The flames advance. You can endure  the heat no longer on your face'.' You  Blide down on the side of the vessel, and  bold ,on with your fingers. unAl - the  forked tongue- of the fire begins to liok  the-baok of your hand and you feel that  yon'must fall, when one of the lifeboats  comes back, and the ^passengers say they  think they'haveroo'm for'one more. The  boat swings under, you. You drop into it  ���������you are saved. So some men- are-pursued by temptations until they are partially consumed, but after all .get off���������  "saved'as by fire."  ���������'But T like the figure of Job a little  better than.that of Paul, because the  pulpit has not'worn it out,'and I want  to show you., if .God will help, that some  men make, narrow escape for their souls  and areisaved as "with the'skin of their  teeth."     ....  It is as easy, for some people to look to  the cross as for you' to look to this pulpit.' Mild, gentle, tractable, loving, ' you  expect them to become Christians. You  go over to the store   and   say, "Grandon  (Joined the church yesterday." Your  business comrade's say, "That is just  (what might have been expected; he always was of that turn of mind." In  youth this person whom I d'escribo was  always good. He never broke things. He  never laughed when it was improper to  laugh. At 7,, he could sit an hour in  churoh, perfectly quiet, looking neither  to the right hand nor. the left, but  straight into the eyes of the minister, as  though ho understood the whole discussion about the eternal decrees. He never  upset things nor lost them. He floated  into the kingdom of God so gradually  that it is uncertain just when the matter was decided.  Here is another one, who started in  life with an uncontrollable spirit. He  kept the nursery in an uproar. His  mother found him walking on the edge  of the house roof to see it he could  anoe himself. There was no horse  he dared not ride, no tree he could  climb. His boyhood was a long series of  predicaments; his manhood was reckless;  his middle very wayward. But now he  Is converted and you go over to the store  and say, "Arkwrlght joined the church  yesterday." Your friends' say: "It is  ' not possible! You must be joking." You  say: "No;' I tell you the truth. He  joined the church." Then they reply,  "There is hope for any of "us if old Arkwrlght has become a Christian!" In  other wor,ds, we .will\ admit that it; is  more, difjlcult |orjoine men to accept the  gospel than for others.  I may be preaching to sonie who have  out loose from ohurohes and Bibles and  Sundays, and who have no intention of  beboming Christians themselves, and yet  you may find yourself escaping before  you leave this house as "with the skin  of your teeth." I do not expect to waste  this hour. I have seen boats off from  Cape May or Long Branch and drop  their nets and after awhile come  ashore, pulling in the nets without having caught a single Ash. It was not a  good day or they had not the right kind  ot a net," but we expect no such excursion to-day. The water is. full offish, the  wind is in the right direction, the gospel  net is strong. O thou didst help Simon  and Andrew to fish, show us how to cast  the net on the right side of the ship.  Some of you in coming to God will  have to run against skeptical notions. It  is useless for people to say sharp and  outting things to those who reject the  Christian religion. I cannot say such  things. By what process of temptation  or trial or betrayal you have come to  your present state I know not. There are  two gates to your nature���������the gate of  the head and the gate of the heart. The  I gate of your head is locked with bolts  and bars that an archangel could not  break, but the gate of your heart swings  easily on its hinges. If I assaulted your  body with weapons, you would meet me  with weapons, and it would be sword  stroke for sword stroke and wound for  j wound and blood for blood, but if I  icome and   knock   at   the   door   of your  bal-  that  not  house you: open it and give me   the  best  seat iii your parlor." -If I should .come at  you now with an argument,   yon   would  answer me with   an   argument; if with  sarcasm   you   would   answer   me   with  sarcasm;   blow   for   blow,     stroke    for  stroke, but when I come   and   knock   at  the door of your house you   open   it and  say, "Come in, my brother, and   tell me  all you know about Christ and heaven "  Listen to two or three' questions:   Are  you as happy as   you   used' to be  when  you believed in the truth of   the   Christian religion? . Would   you   like to have  your children travel   on -'in'  the'road-'in  which you are now traveling? You had a  relative,! who professed to be a    Christian  and was   thoroughly', consistent,   living  and'dying in   the   faith   of   the. gospel.  Would you   not   like   to   live   the same  quiet life   and   die   the   same   peaceful  death? I hold in my   hand   a letter sent  me by one who has   rejected   the Christian religion. It says: "I am old enough  to know that   tho   joys   and pleasures of  life are evanescent and to realize the fact  that it must be   comfortable   in   old age  to believe in something   relative   to   the  future and to have a faith in   some   system that proposes to save.  "I am free to confess that I would  be happier if I could exercise the simple  and beautiful faith that is possessed by  many whom I know. I am not willingly  out of the churoh or out of the faith.  My state of uncertainty is one of unrest.  Sometimes I doubt my immortality and'  look upon the death bed as the closing  scene, after which there is nothing.  What shall I do that I have not done?"  Ah, skepticism is a dark and doleful  land: Let me say that this Bible is either  true or false. If it be false,, we are as  well off as you., If it be true, then which  of us is safer? ' .  Let me ask also whether your   trouble  has not been that you confounded Christianity with   the   inconsistent   character,  of 'some who "profess it?   You   are a lawyer.    In your, profession   there * are mean  and dishonest   men.    Is' that   anything  against the law? You are a doctor. There  are unskilled' and - contemptible   men" in  your profession. > Is that anything against  medicine?   You   are-a merchant.    There  are thieves and defrauders in   your business.   Is that anything against merchandise?    Behold,   then, ' the   unfairness of  charging upon   Christianity   the wickedness of it's .disciples!    We admit some of  the charges against   those   who   profess  religion. '. Some   of   the   most   gigantic  swindles of the   present   day   have been  carried on by   members   of   the church.  There are   men   standing   in   the  front  rank-in the churches who   would-, not be  trusted for  $5 ��������� without' good   collateral  security.    They leave their'business   dishonesties in the vestibule of   the   church  as they go in and sit at the communion.  Having   concluded   the   sacrament, they  get up, wipe the wine from their-lips, go  out   and   take   up their sins where they  left off.; To serve the devil is their regular work,    to . servo   God   a sort of, play  spell.  With a Sunday sponge they expect  to wipe off from their   business   slate all  the   past   week's   inconsistencies.     You  have no more right to take suoh a man's  life as a specimen   of   religion   than you  have to take the; twisted  irons   and split  timbers that lie   on the. beach   at   Coney  Island as a   specimen    of   an   American  ship.    It is time that we draw a line between religion and-the   frailties of those  who profess it.  Do you not feel that the Bible, take it  all in all, is about the best book that the  world has ever seen? Do you know any  book that has as much in it? Do you not  think upon the whole that its influence  has been beneficent? I come to you with  both hands extended toward you. In one  hand I have the Bible and in the other  hand I have nothing. This Bible in one  hand I will'surrender forever just as soon  as in my other hand you can put a book  that is better.  I invite you baok into ' the good old  fashioned religion of your fathers���������to the  God whom they worshiped,, to the Bible  they read, to the promises on whioh they  leaned, to the cross on which they 'hung  their eternal expectations. You have  not been happy a day since you swung  off. You will not be happy a minute  until you swing back.  Again, there may be some who in the  attempt after a Christian life will have  to run against powerful passions and appetites. Perhaps it is a disposition to  anger that you have to contend against,  and perhaps, while in a very serious  mood, you hear of something that makes  you feel that you must swear or die. I  know a Christian man who was once so  exasperated that he said to a mean customer, "I cannot swear at you myself,  for I am a member of the church, but if  you will go down stairs my partner-in  business will swear,at you." All your  good resolutions* heretofore have been  torn to tetters by explosion of temper/  Now there" is no harm in getting mad  if you only get mad at sin. You need to  bridle and saddle those hot breathed  passions and with them ride down injustice and wrong. There aro a thousand  things in tho world we ought to be mad  at. There is ho harm in getting redhot  if you only bring to the forgo that whioh  needs hammering. A man who has no  power of righteous indignation is an imbecile, but be sure it is a righteous in-,  dignatiion and not a petulancy that blurs  and unravels and depletes the soul.  There is a large class of persons in  midlife who have still in them appetites  that were aroused in early manhood at a  time when they prided themselves on  being "little fast," "high livers," "free  and easy," "hail fellows well met."  Thoy are now paying in compound interest for troubles they collected 20 years  ago. Some of you are trying to escape,  and you will, yet very narrowly, "as  With the skin of your teeth." God and  your own soul only know what the  struggle is. Omnipotent grace has pulled  out many a soul that was deeper in the  mire than you are. They line the .beach  of heaven, the multitude whom God has  rescued from the thrall of suioidal habits.  If you this day turn back on the wrong  and start anew, God will help you.  Oh, the weakness of human help I Men  will sympathize for awhile, and then  turn you off. If you ask for their pardon, they will give it and say they will  try you again; but falling away again  under  the  power   of   temptation    thay  cast you off forever. But God forgives  seventy times seven; yea, 'seven hundred  times; yea, though this be the ten thousandth time, he is more earnest, more  sympathetic, more helpful this last time  than when you took your first misstep'  If with all the influences favorable for  a right life men make, so many mistakes, how much harder is it when, for  instance, some appetite thrusts its iron  grapple into the roots of the tongue and  pulls a man down with hands of destruction ! If under such' circumstances he  break away, there will be no sport'in the  undertaking, no holiday enjoyment^ but  a struggle in which the wrestlers move  from side, to side and bend and twist and  watch for an, opportunity to get in a  heavier'stroke until with one final effort,  in which the muscles are distended and  the veins stand out, and the blood  starts, the swarthy habit falls under the  knee of the victor������������������escaped at last as  "with the skin of his teeth."  The ship Emma, bound from Gotten-  burg to Harwich, was sailing on, when  the man on the lookout saw something  chat he pronounced a vessel bottom up.  Thero was something on it that looked  like a sea gull,, but was afterward found  to be a waving handkerchief. In the  small boat the crew pushed out to tho  wreck and found that it was a   capsized  him and see if he will not save. The  flowers of spring have no bloom so sweet  as the flowering of Christ's affections.  The sun hath no" warmth compared with  the glow of his heart. The waters have  no refreshment like the fountain that  will slake the thirst of thy soul. At the  moment the reindeer stands with his lip  and nostril thrust in the cool mountain  torrent, the hunter may be -coming  through the thicket. Without crackling a  stick under his " foot, he comes close by  the stag, aims his gun, draws the trigger  and the poor thing rears in its death  agony and falls backward, its antlers  crashing on the rocks, but the panting  heart that drinks from the water brooks  of God's promise shall never be fatally  wounded and shall never die.  This world is a poor portion for your  soul, O business man! An eastern king  has graven on his tomb two fingers,  representing as sounding on each other  with a snap, and under them the motto,  "All is not worth that." Apicius Ccelius  hanged himself because his steward informed him that he had only ������80,000  left. All of this world's riches make but  a small inheritance for a soul. Robespierre attempted to win tho applause of  the world, but when ho was dying a woman came rushing through the crowd,  crying to him, "Murderer of my kindred,  if  SUFFERED FROM INFANCY.  r  THE   WAND   OF   MISERY  WAFED  OVER MRS. THOM. GREEN.  From Her Childhood She Suffered From  Heart TrouOles��������� Doctors Said Nothing  Could be" Done for Her, and That Her  Death,at Any Moment Would Not Surprise Them.  there  vessel and that three men had been dig- descend' to hell, covered with the curses  ging their way o.it through (he bottom : of every mother in France!" Many who  of me ship.    When   the   vessel capsized, fhave expected the plaudits of, the   world  they had no means''of esoape.    The , cap-.  tain took   his   penknife   and   dug away |  through the(planks until his knife broke, i  Then an old nail was found, with whioh I  they'attempted to scrape,   their   way   up '  out of the darkness,   each   one   working \  until his hand was well nigh   paralyzed,  and he sank back faint,and   sick,  long and tedious work, the   light  through the bottom of the ship. A handkerchief was hoisted.' 'Help came., They  , were taken on board the vessel and saved.  Did ever   men   come   so   near a watery  grave .without dropping   into   it?    How  narrowly   they   escaped���������escaped    - only  ."with,the skin of. their   teeth."    There  are men .who have   been  capsized of evil  passions   and   capsized   midocean,    and  they are   1,000   miles   away   from ' any  shore of help.    They have for years been  trying to dig their way out.    They   havo  been digging   away   and   digging away,  but they can never   be   delivered   unless  now they will hoist some' signal   of, distress.   However weak and feeble" it may  be, Christ, will' see   it   and bear down  upon the helpless oraft and take them on  board, and   it   will'be   known on  earth  and in heaven how narrowly they escaped,  "escaped as with the skin of their teeth."  There are   others who   in   attempting  to come to   God   must'   run   between   a  great many business1 perplexities.    If   a  man go over to business   at 10 o'clock in  the morning and come away at 3 o'clock  in the afternoon,   he   has 'some religion,  but how shall you find time for religious  contempation when,you are driven   from  sunrise to sunset and have been   for five  years going behind in, business   and are  frequently   dunned   by   creditors. whom  you cannot pay,'and when from-Monday  (morning until   Saturday   night ' you are  dodging bills that you-cannot meet? You  walk day by   day   in.' uncertainties that  have kept your brain on fire for the past  three years.    Some   with , less   , business  troubles than you have gone crazy.    The  clerk has   heard   a   noise   in   the   back  counting room and   gone   in   and found  the   chief   man   of   the   firm   a raving  maniac, or the wife has   heard   the bang  of a pistol   in the back   parlor and gone  in, stumbling over the dead   body of her  husband���������a suioide.   There are men pursued, harassed, trodden down and scalped  of business perplexities, and   whioh way  to turn next they do not know. Now God  will not   be   hard   on   you.    He   Knows  what obstacles are in the way of your being  a Christian, and your first   effort   in the  right direction he will   crown   with success. Do not let satan with cotton   bales  and kegs and   hogsheads   and   counters  and stocks of unsaleable goods   block up  your way to heaven.    Gather up all your  energies.    Tighten the girdle about your  loins.    Take an   agonizing look into the  face of God and   then   say, "Here   goes  one grand effort   for   life   eternal," and  then bound   away   for  heaven, escaping  "as with the skin of your teeth."  In the last days it will be found that  Hugh Latimer and John Knox and Hus������  and Ridley were not the greatest martyrs,  but Christian men who went up incorrupt from the contaminations and perplexities of Pennsylvania avenue, Broad  street, State street and Third street. On  earth they were called brokers or stock  jobbers or retailers or importers, ' but in  heaven Christian heroes. No faggots  were heaped about their feet; no inquisition demanded from them ��������� recantation;  no soldier aimed a piko at their hearts,  but they had mental tortures compared  wj.tlj which all physic;.l consuming is as  the breath.of a spring morning.  I find in the community a large cluss  of men who have been so cheated, so  lied about, so outrageously wronged,  that they have lost their faith in everything; in a world where everything  seems so topsy turvey they do not see  how there can be any God. They are  confounded and frenzied and misanthropic. Elaborate arguments to prove  to them the truth of Christianity, or the  truth of anything else, touch them nowhere. Hear me, all such men. I preach  to you no rounded periods, no ornamental discourse, but put my hand on your  shoulder and invite you into the peace  of the gospel. Here is a rock on which  you may stand firm though the waves  dash against it harder than the Atlantio  pitching its surf dear above Eddystone  lighthouse. Do not charge upon God all  these troubles of the world. As long as  the world stuck to God,- God stuck to the  world, but the earth seceded from his  government and hence all these outrages  and all these woes. God is good. For  many hundreds of years he has been  coaxing the world to come back to him,  but the more he has ooaxed the more  violent have men been in their resistance, and they have stepped back and  stepped back until they have dropped  into ruin.  Try this God, ye who have had the  bloodhounds after you and who have  thought that God has forgotten you.. Try  him and see if he will hot help. Try  him and see if he wilJ_not   pardon.    Try  have died under its anathema.  Oh, find your -peace in God. Make one  6trong pull for heaven. oNo halfway work  will do it. lhere sometimes comes a  time on shipboard when everything must  be sacrificed to save.the passengers. The  cargo is nothing, -the rigging nothing.  After! The captain,puts the trumpet to his lip  broke , and .shouts, "Cut away the mast." Some  of you have been tossed and driven, and  you have in your effort to,' keep the  world well nigh lost your soul. Until  you have decided this matter let everything else go. Overboard with ' all the  other anxieties and  burdens.    Sou   will I  have to drop .the sails of your pride and  cut away the mast. 'With one earnest cry  for help' put your cause into the hand  of him who helped Paul out of the  breakers of Melita, and-who, above the  shrill blast of the wrathiest tempest that  ever blackened the sky or shook the  ocean, can hear the faintest imploration  for mercy. ,  I shall close thiscermon feeling that  some of you who -have considered youi  case,as hopeless will take heart again,  and that with a blood red earnestness,  suoh as you have never ' experienced before, you will start for the" good land ol  the gospel, at'last to'look back, ' saying:  "What a great risk I ran! Almost' lost,  but 'saved!- Just got through and no  more! Escaped by the skin of my teeth."  SHOT BY THE' PRINCE.  'After Wale"? Had  Sweetened, the /Woundi  They Became a Matter, of Pride.      i  The Prince   of   Wales ' is so'impatient  - and intolerant of any carelessness when  out shooting, assailing with the bitterest  invectives any one who is so unfortunate  as to have,an accident withhisgun, that  - it is rather amusing to hear of his being  himself guilty of- the very fault which he  regards with so much irritation in  others. It seems that while staying with  the Earl of Crewe at Fryston   Hall, neat  " Pontef ract, during, the x Doncaster races,  the Prince, with his host, Lord Londonderry and Mr. Harry Stonor,t went out  shooting rabbits. The Prince fired on one  occasion so carelessly that the entire  charge struck some iron railings, ot  fence,when it rebounded into the faces oi  five of the beaters, who were "ranging"  bushes near by. One of the beaters, a  burly Yorkshire man, who received the  largest portion of.the charge in the face,  berated the Prince roundly for his carelessness, asking him, with a number oi  choice and picturesque expletives, to  turn his gun some other way.  However, the Prince treated the men  with so much generosity afterward that  they now speak of being shot by the heii  apparent to the English throne with a  considerable degree of pleasure and pride,  and are selling the pellets taken from  various parts of their anatomy for quite  a considerable sum to well-to-do people oi  the district.  the  Opposed Lonff Engraft me nts.  "So you are   engaged?" remarked  girl in the buff top-coat.  "Yes, dear," replied her dearest friend.  "Charley has asked me to marry him  and I consented."  "How lovely. When is it to be?"  "When arc we to be married?"  "Yes. I want to know the date so I  can get my dress for my part as a bridesmaid. You know "you promised that I  should be your bridesmaid when you got  married."  "It hasn't been fixed yet."  "I hope it will be soon."  "But it won't be. You soe, I am not  very rich and. Charley is poor. We have  decided to wait until ho can save enough  money to furnish a house."  "That's too bad."  "Don't you approve of long engagements?"  "No, I don't, you see-���������"  "I didn't at first. But Charley succeeded in converting mo. Why do you opposa  them? Tell me so I can tell Charley."  "Well, you know the fashion in engagement rings changes so. Next year the  ring he gives you now will be out of fashion and then what will you do?"   ,  "That's so. I'll see Charley at once."  ���������Chicago limes-Herald.  Got Kisrht atNijjht.  "Let not the sun go down upon your  wrath." Let us instantly crush the beginnings of envy, jealousy and hate in  our hearts, never allowing the day to  close on a bitter feeling. The hour of  evening prayer, when we bow at God's  feet, should always be a time for getting  right everything that may have gone  wrong with us during the day. Then  every injury should be forgiven when we  pray, "Forgive us, as we forgive." Then  every spark of envy or jealousy or anger  should be quenched, and the love of  Christ should be allowed to flood our  hearts. We should never allow the sun Co  go down on our anger.  From the Herald, Stratford.  "If the making of books   there   is   no  end,"   it   has   been   said, and the same ' '  claim,might be set up in   respect   of the  making of testimonials   in   favor  ofDr;   '<-  Williams' Pink Pills." Wonderful   as are  some of the statements   published in the.  newspapers as to   the   oures   effested -in >���������  all parts of tho   country,   fresh   evidence  proves the   half has not been told/ Were  it not for a false sense of delicacy whioh  a great many people   entertain in regard ,  to such matters, the columns of tho press,  would bo literally teeming with  grateful       ;  acknowledgments   "of   benefit    derived,   '  from and permanent   cures   effected   by     "r  the use "of Dr." Williams'   Pink    Pills for    -���������  Pale People. It is quite within the mark   ",5 >  to say that there   is   no   other medicine   , ���������  offered the public that   can   at   all com- " . ,  pare with Dr. Williams' Pink Pills; and  there is not a corner in this   wide' Dom-   -  inion in which   their   virtues ' havo not;.v',"-  been, proved. A cure which recently came "  to the knowledge .of   a   representative' of    *'  the Herald is deserving   of being -widely   ,.,,  known. It is an instance" of heart trouble' ,  '  '     '��������� ;���������������������������,*  that baffled   the   skill   of   a   number of  physicians, some of whom   positively re;   ..,  fused to treat the patient on the   ground ;  that it was- no   use.    The   subject of the '   ',  affliction   referred   to   is j the \ wife of-a/-' -..  highly,respeoted andk well-to-do farmer in;.'.'),  the township of Logan, near the   village    -;~  of Dublin.    Mr."   arid Mrs.'' Thos. Green/-'  are firm believers in'the' efficacy' of Drl-"1 jV  Williams' Pink Pills, and for,very   good.ii   "  reasons.    Mrs. Green has suffered, every- - . ,.  thing but death from a   weak heart, the  trouble . having , afflicted , her since early   y  childhood.   ,On several occasions  she has^  been so low   that 'it   was   not' thought'' v  possible for her to recover. ' Her greatest '=  trouble often1 arose from exhaustion; or al:  sudden start, and at .such times.her.heart v .^  seemed to#cease   its   throbbing  and   the  breathing was fitful and labored.-Doctor's  ^'7  medicine seemed to have no   effect what-     -"  ever.    She was advised by one ������physician,s ���������.!,-���������"  that all that could-, be done ! was to keep .   ,-"  her strength up, and it was with a view^-"r<^  to strengthening   her /system,   and with  t .  no hope that her heart would   be   benefitted, that   she   began   the   use   of Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills.    She  had not been    --'  taking them long,   however, when there.   . (;  was   an   unmistakable   relief   from . the.,  t  trouble   that   had   made   her whole life  miserable.    During the past summer she _  has used Pink Pills'freely, and.   has, en-.J  joyed better health than for many   years        ,  before, and has been able not only   to. dp.,,  her household work, but   also   many   of  the out door chores that fall to the lot of  a farmer's wife. The different physicians  who have   treated   her   have   frequently'  told her   husband that   they   would not '  be surprised to hear of her death at   any    "'"  moment, but she is to-day   a ^strong woman, enjoying  better   health'-,than   she  has done for years. Both Mrs.iGreen and  her husband feel   grateful   for the great  benefit she has received   from  the .use of    . *  Dr. Williams' Pink   Pills,    and spare no  words in sounding their praises to. every-���������  ono who   enquires   what   has   wrought   s  such a wonderful change in Mrs. Green's  health and spirits. \  In cases of paralysis,   spinal   troubles,  locomotor ataxia,   sciatica,   rheumatism,J  erysipelas, scrofulous   troubles,   etc., Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills   arc   superior to all  other treatment.   They are also a specific  for the troubles which^nake   the lives of  so many women a burden,   and  speedily^  restore the rich   glow   of   health to pale,  and sallow cheeks.  Men I   oken down by,  overwork, worry or excesses, will find inj  Pink Pills a   certain cure.    Sold   by   all ]  dealers, or sent by mail   postpaid, at 50c,  a box, or six boxes for $2.50 by  address-i  ing   the Dr.    Williams'     Medicine   Co.,,  Brockville, Ont., or   Schenectady,    N.Y.j  Beware   of   imitations   and   substitutes  alleged to be "fust as good."  '    .  -: t  '--'/.!���������:  '-ii  I!  I.  $J0O Reward $100.  The readers of tliis paper will be pleased to,  learn that there is at least one dreaded disease j  that science has been able to cure 'in all its;  stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall' Catarrh Cure,  is the only positive cure known to the medical <  fraternity. Catarrh being: a constitutional dis-1  ease requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's I  Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting direct- i.  ly upon the blood and mucous surfaces .of the;  Bystem, thereby destroyiug the foundation oit  the disease, and giving the patient strength by  huildinc up the constitution and assisting na-f  ture in doing its work. The proprietors have,  so much faitn in its curative powers, that they  offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that It  fails to cure.   Send for list of testimonials.  Address        F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O.  ������3TSold by Druggists, 75c.  ,  Behind the Footlights.  Major O'Donoghue���������How different you  are from most danseuses.    You have Witj  and mental sparkle.  .Others of your pro-]  fession usually shine only by their   legs.  Mile. Tiptoes���������And so   many   of you������j  sex only shln������ on the tops gf ifaelr heausJ  i '<-i������tsi|;i^������-"' * 1;*. v*������v.* -  j THE IEMLT SEWS  Cumberland,   B. C.  Issued   Every Monday  M. Whitney, Editor.  TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION/  IN   ADVANCE.  QM Year            ������200  Six Months    125  Single Copy .'    0 05  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  0uo inch per year 1 $12.00  ..    ..   month'    , 150  eighth col   per year     25 00  fburch   .I  '.     5000  week, ..lino ���������       10  , Ixxjal r.otioes.per line     20  Notices of Births, Marriages and  Deaths,  50 cents each insertion.  No Ac'vertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons failing to get The-News re-  galarly should notify the OFFICE.  Persons having any business with Tr*E  News will please call- at the'office or  write. .    ,  TUERDAY, FEB.   15th.   1893.  How do the objectors to the Cassiar  railway grant, like the subsidy to the  Stickeen Teslin- railway scheme ?  With the increase in the price of coal  comes' an increase in the wages of the ���������  men.   That has a square look about it.  ������THE fare to Fort Wrangel, Skagway,  and Dyea, is altogether too steep. No  wonder tbe crews of the C.P.N., steamer  , are on a stiike for a share of the exhor-  bitant charges. But let us hope there  will be sufficient competition before long,  to enable those to go who haven't a  fortune to start with.  Rev.  C.  O.  Brown takes a dramatic  way to make his confession to  the,Bay  Conference.   He evidently imagines he  ,   stands in the "presence of the nations,"  an object of majestic interest.   He prob-  L ably intends to take the lecture platform,  "   but he wouldn't   draw   half   as  well as  ' Quahcum Tom.  THIS is surely the golden age. The  earth is being ransacked for gold, the  mountain sides opened and the river beds  dredged; even the ocean tides are being  passed through a screen to gather, us  attenuated treasures. The rigors of an  arctic climate, the desolation and loneliness of an hitherto untrodden and inhospitable region, the terrors of starvation,  cannot keep back the advancing   horde.  As preshadowed in our despatches last  week, the Sanitary Officer has received  orders to close all wells in this place.  Those who, have not done so before  ������h.������uld take steps at one**, to connect their  premises with the water main. No well  water is safe in a town of this size and  one well cannot be closed and not another;  sense that,.wine, beer, and spirits strengthen  anybody. Then what doe.4 alcohol go for ?  It goes to inflame the blood. It goes to  arouse licentiousness, to awaken wrath, to  degrade manhood, to ruin souls, and to fill  this world with beggary and aio.���������Spur-  geon.   '  A' MODEL TOWN.  Hooperfcbwn, Ills., a town of 4000 inhabitants, has never had a saloon. The x ay or  receives a salary of .fifty cents a year, the  remuneration of each of the conncilmen is  half that amount, and no fees are accepted.  Last year the combined salaries of the mayor and the city fathers were given fco help  a needy widow pay her taxes���������1ST. Y. Tribune.  Morestiny; To Ail Guiig Te  Special   Clondyke    Prospecting  Boats Made By The Acme Folding Boat Go;  Our new No 5 Acme or "Clondyke Special" is 16 feet long, 4 feet 4 inches wide, 17  inches deep at centre, and 25 inches deep at  ends. With heavy canvas and extra braces  it weighs about S5 pounds. Folded, it  forms a perff cfcly cylindrical or round package 5 feet long and 10 inches in diameter.  The No 4 Acme is 14 feet long, weighs  about 65 pounds, forms a bundle 50 inches  long aiac ten inches in diameter. It will  carry safely S00 to 1,000 pounds.  These two boats we recomend especially  for Clondyke service! They have been  adopted by the Northwest Mounted Police  of Canada. We have our thud order for  the Canadian Government and a letter from  the Comptroller of N. W. M. Police, stating  that after a careful investigation, they had  abopted the Acme boat, and asking us to  hold ourselves in .readiness to supply more  of them.  Major Walsh, recently appointed Governor of Clondyke, took with him to Clondyke in  October, a No 4 Acme for,his personal,use.  Ottawa has been besieged by boat builder!*,  but the government wanting the best, gave  us their orders unsolicited. The governments of United States, England, Canar'a,  and other countries, have adopted our boat?,  for naval and various interior service.  The 21 foot boat will will not be ni .ntifac-  tured, as the general opinion1 is sniatlcr  boats wili be more serviceable for pr.ij.-pcc:-  ing, and can be well sal; en care of.  You may float down a river on r. raft, l>nt  you want a gnod boat to prospect vu the  streams.    Take an Acme; gktthkkb q.jk_ic-  "Mf, AND STRIKE IT RICK.  Sample boat for examination and tc-al &>  the Corner st*������re in Green Block.  Catalogue ooutaining .:;formation ;.o<  testimonials furnished on appiiroviiou.  W. J. CURRY,  Aoknt for 1-lRrrISH Cowmbta,  NANA.-yiO.  B. C.  We publish a thoughtful communication from "Householder" on the sanitary  condition of the place, and the necessity  of sewage drains. Drains from ihe  houses turned into the street gutters in  summer produce an intolerable stench,  and the little crumb which runs down  through the ravine across the city in dry  weather becomes offensive. Let other  things go until we can get a sewer���������this  is the popular and reasonable demand.  ������" I��������� 0. T. U.  WHAT GOOD DOES IT DO P  I am sure, dear friends, that alcohol does  yon no good; and the little strength that it  appears to give you is a kind of bill that is  drawn on the next two or three hours to be  heavily paid for afterwards. You get excited by the spirit, aud so you jump over the  hedge; but when you reach the other side  you lie there exhausted by the reaction. It  does not do you any real or permanent good,  but it may do you real harm.  But suppose that it does you good     If,  by doing what does hurt to others, you get  good yourself, you are not therefore excused.  I do not think that you will be much hurt  by giving up the glass.    At any rate, try it  A very small graveyard will be big enough  to bury all the good people who die through  giving up their drop of beer.    This alcohol  does no   good  at all.    It is of the utmost  dregs of superstition to suppose that there  NOTICE   TO TAXPAYERS.  Assessment   Act and Provincial  Revenue Tax.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accor-  dance with the Statutes, that Provincial  Revbnue Tax and Taxes levied under Assessment Aot are now due for the year 189S.  All of the above named Taxes collectible  within the Comox, Nelson, Newcastle, Den-  man, and Hornby Islands Division of the  District o Comox, are payable at my office.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the following rates, viz:  1* PAID ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30th,. lS98-rr  Provincial Revenue, ������3.00 per capita.  Three-fifths of one per cent on Real Property. ��������� '.���������������������������''  Two and one-half per cent on Wild Land.  One-half of one per cent on Personal  Property.  One-half of one per cent on Income.  Ir PAiDArrER June 30th, 1898���������Four-  fifths of one per cent on Real Property.  Three per cent on Wild Laud  Three-fourths of one per cent on Personal  Property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on Income,  January, W.B.ANDERSON,  1898. Asseasor and Collector  KLOITDIKB;  O TJ T IF1 ITS  You are going and you want to get the right goods at lowest prices. 'We can fill thai bill. We outfitted nearlv all  the men from Union and Vicinity last season, and our  Stock to-day is Second to none in B. C  Remember-we can give you prices you  cannot beat and save you from $10 to  $20 in expenses, to other cities. Call and  get our prices. We carry everything  . wanted in Clothing Blankets, Boots, and  Moccossins.  ST3S"\TE^TEBO rST ������c OO. Nanaimo, B  C  How to Go��������� When to Go��������� What to Take���������  Where to Outfit.  For advice on these all-important matters, and for purchasing supplies of best  quality at lowest prices, with suitable packing for the journey, go to the Pioneer  Outfitters, of British Columbia.  OPPENHEIMER Bros;, U Lhy.  IMPORTERS, WHOLESALE   GROCERS, AND MINERS' OTTFITTERS  100 and 102 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C  who have had 35 years experience in outfitting miners and surveying parlies. The  rri' ' iable information cheerfully afforded. Get our circular and give us the  address of your friends to whom we will mail it free of charge'. REMEMBER  THAT GOODS PURCHASED IN CANADA ARE ADMITTED INTO THE  KLONDIKE  FREE OF DUTY.     AMERICAN .GOODS MUST PAY DUTY  -SAVE MONEY BY  BUYING YOUR OUTFIT AT-  i  BR*  arfers.  Tents, Sleds, Tobqg-ms. Sic-pi.ig Bags. Whip-saws, Gold Pans,  Gold Scales, Shovels, Picks, Axes, Etc.. 'Etc.  Also the Celebrated  "^TJICOlsT   TELESCOPE      STOYI  ' ��������� Made of r-ieavy Sheet Steel���������   ������ .  Thos,,. Emiip & Go., Jrtd.  Write for;Prices. VANCOUVER,  a no mfor mat? on. B. C,  ,NOTI! !E is heri'by orivf-n> that appJic&no.i  wiil be made so Um P..r)i-urieiH of Oanad* ,it  the next Session thereof, for an Aob to iucor  porate a Compart'" u> ooustruct, maintit'ii,  and operate a Railway or T.-arnw-.-y f;i,m  the North end of Marsh Lak.-; tL.et.cu in a  North-Easterly dirtccioit'hy the 11,031 feasible route from a point on the hiooGtilh'quii  River a distance of about thirty-f 1 ve rrnitss.;  and also to construct;, maintain and operate  a Railway or Tramway to run on <-ither sidu  of Miles Canon and Whitehor>3e Rapids; ail  in the North West Territory 'of Canada; together with power to' exapp'ropriate lands  and all other powers and privilegea which  may be necessary, incidental, or advantageous to the full exercise'.of the powers a-  bove mentioned. S  F. M. RATTENBURO,  For self and otherjaiiplicanta.  Dated at Victoria, British Columbia, January 20th, 1898.  WA-iN ;ts.  AGENTS,  Sell "Klondike  Gold Fields" like a  whirlwind. Prospectus 25c, worth ������1. Big  pay. Capital unnecessary.  Bradlev-Gabretson, Ltd. Toronto.   .  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Puiw.ic  Onlce:���������First      Street.     fcnicj., ii. C  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  Physician,    Suiujj;on    and   ^cco������.check.  Orhct-. : Willauu Block, Cumkj:kla.n'i>  COUKTENAY HoUhE, COURTENAY.  dour-d ul (. ouatiliauoti:   Cumjueulano, 10 .0  12 a. .M. Tuesdays ano Fridays.  CoUliTESAY,   7 U> 9  A. M. AND P. M.  YARWOOD  &    YOUNG.  . BARMSTEK8 and S0LK.1T0HS  CERTIFICATES of IMPROVEMENT  JULIE, JENNIE   B.   &   STELLA  MINERAL CLAIMS  Situate  in Na.n-aimo Mining Division ov  Coast   District.   Wiiere Located���������Puil-  utps Arm.  TAKE NOTTICE that I, W. A. Bauer,  Free Miner's Certificate No. 91,667, intend.  sixty bays from the dace hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before  th' issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 26th day f January, 1898.  WANTED.  Industrious Men of Character.  THE LINSOOTT COMPANY,  TORONTO.  WANTED���������CANVASSERS.  "Queen Victoria: Her Life and Reign."  hag captured the British Empire. Extraordinary testimonials from the great men; send  for copy free Marquia of Lome says: '-The  best popular Life of the Queen I have seen."  Her Majesty sends a kind letter of appreciation. Selling by thousands?; gives enthusiastic satisfaction. Canvassers make $15 to xj4o  weekly.���������BRADLEY-GARRBTSON CO.,  (Limited) TORONTO.  WANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquire;  afc "News Office.  Corner of Bastion and Connueroial  Streets, 'Nawaimo, "li. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsnmir  Avx.at.c-, B. O. '-;..':  Will be in Union-thts 3rd   Wednesday rof  each month aud remain ten days.  Society     Cards  Ispimalt. 1 lianaimo By.  COMMENCING  TUESDAY   16th,   inst,  THE  STEAMER City  or  Nanaimo  WILL RUN AS FOLLOWS:  I.    O,    O.    F. .  Union Lodge,  No.   11.   meets   e ery  Fr.clay night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. Anley, R. S.  ENID MINERAL CLAIM  Situate rs the Nanaimo Mining Division  of Coast District. Where Located���������  Phillim A.RM  TAKE NOTICE that I, William A. Bauer,  Free Miner's Certificate No. 91,667, intend,  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder fer a Certificate of Im-  piovements, for the purpose of obtaining -b  Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37,must be commenced before  the issuance* of such Certificate of Improve-  can be any strength   in ifc.    There ia none  whatever.    Not only science, but common j ments  sonoe, must teach us that.    It is arrant non- j     Dated this 26th day of January, 1898.  If You Are Energetic and Strong,  If you are  above  foolish  prejudice against  canvassing for a good book,    write  and get  my proposition.    The information will cost  you nothing.  I have put hundreds of men in the way of  making mouey; some of whom are now rich  I can do good things for  you, if  you are  honorable and will work hard.  T. S. LINTOOOT, Toronto.  NOTICE.  Driving through the new cemetery with  teams is strictly forbidden.  By order. M. Whitney  Dec. 13, 1867. Sec'y pro tern  :., ...       r-11  ���������   ���������.���������  Why send away for yot.r printing  when you can get it done equally a3 well at  the News ? Our prices are reasonable, and  w������ are now prepared to turn out every uh ing  in the line of Job Prtntinq.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. & A.M,    B.C, R.  Union, B. C.  Lodge meets .first   Friday   in   each  month.    Visiting brethren  are cordially  invited to attend.    "���������  R. Lawrence, Sec.  W.D. OWEN, MASTER,  Calling at Way Ports as Freight'  and Passengers.may offer:  -   -   ,^-.        ,1 -     ..   ��������� ...������    I.   .���������   IW^^������|    ���������   !���������  Leave Victoria fori Nanaimo  Tuesday 7 a.m.'  1'   Nanaimo for Comox, ,  Wednesday, 7 a.m.  ��������� ���������   Comox for Nanaimo,  Friday 8 a.m.  *'*   Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m.  FOR Freight or, Staterooms apply on board, or at the , Con.pany'������  Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Store  Street.  Esquimalt & Nana mo  Railway Company.  JSOTICE;  TO PROSPECTORS, Miners,' anU  Holders of Mineral Claims on unoccupied land within the Esquimau & Nanaunc  Railway Companv's Land Grant���������FOR  ONE YEAR ONLY from the the date 01  this notice, the Railway Company will  sell their rights 10 all Minerals, (excepting'  Coal and Iron) and the Surface rights oi  Mineral Claims, at the price ef $5.00 pei  acre. Such sales will oe subject to all  other reservations contained in conveyances from the Company prior to this  date. One-half of the purchase money  to be paid ten davs after recording the  Claim with the government, and a duplicate of the record to be filed in the Company's Land Office, Victoria, on payment  of the first instalment. The "balance ol  the purchase money to be paid in two  equal instalments, at the expiration of six  and twelve months, without int.-rrst.  Present holders of Mmeril Claims ..he  have not previously niside other arr:inj;e*  ments with the Company for acquiring  Surface and Mineral rights, are chert-b,  notified to at once make the first p;cy  nn:nt on their- Claims, as, otherwise ihe>  wiil be deemed and treated as M-espa-sirs  Lkoxakd 11. Solly.  Victoria, T? C. "|    Lantj Commissi'-n/.'p  Jun?-  1,   1897. J 2jo  H'V-������&*������-������^j^..ii#j'������i ������*#������rww  UkiTher  >*���������/*/.>  -   AND  ������  8.1a (SUM!/  Est ab: i$h w en t  O. II. Fechner,  JAMES    ABRAMS  Notary Public,  Agent .cr> Lite Alliance Fire  Insurance CorApa.fiy ol Lon  don    ana  HartSoi'-ci.  1-ne   Mioenix oi  -,A  B.o?id3ngt-w   eiadon.of Tor-omo.  .g^nt fop the Provincial���������  .iuslciing and Loan:Asso-  Union. B.C.  ���������iw mx***miw**3V&*vtrmm*'nwm*  J". IR,, ls/L'=!lh'JEl<DJZ'.  General    Teaming      Powdei  Oil,  Etc.,  Hauted.    Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  > THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.  i  WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.  Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers   cordially requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland Encampment.  No. 6,  I. CO. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate Wednesdays ot j  each month at 8 o'clock p. m. Visiting .-  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Combe, Scribe.  J Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated.  Indispensable to Mining Men.  > THREE DOLLARS PEK YEAS. POSTPAID.  SAMPLE COPIES FB������f.  MINING AND SC1EHTIFIC PRESS,  220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Cau  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for information leading to  conviction.  "V. E. Norris, Sec'y  1  1  w  I  -, ill  1  TEETH  Dentist's^  extracted   for 50c, at  the I)  1  I  k  R-  FarmerB Institute Organized.  On Wednesday 26th, a number of farmers  aud others met at the Agricultural Hall,  Courtenay, for tbe purpose of organizing  the Institute.  Mr. J.J. R.  Miller, was made chairman.  He said he regretted very much the absence  of the Deputy ,M.iniBter of Agriculture, who  was expected to be   present to organize the  Institute. r He went on to speak of some of  the   objects of   Institutes,   and hoped that  ,������ftoo member   would be   willing to oontri-  jbato their experience, ������nd their private successful   methods of doing   things,   towards  the general  good.    He had   been a market  gardener all his life, but had not learned all'  abou. it; he was learning every day.  The'  following   gentlemen   were   elected  officers:��������� President,   A.   Urquhart;   Vice-  President, ,   Thos.   Cairns:    Secretary and  Treasurer,     Win.     Duncan.      Directors:���������  father    Dur and,   T.   E.    Williams,    John  Blackburn, J. J. R. Miller. -  The officers aud   directors, then met aud |  - decided ou regular and supplementary meetings, dates aud   subjects   to he  diucu������seed,  due notice of   which   will be itiven so soon  ������������������ names of leoturers   can be obtained from  the Deputy Minister ������f Agriculture.  Suggestion to City Fathers.  Editor The News.  Dear sir:    Will you  kindly allow me  a short space in this week's issue to draw  the attention of the   city   fathers to the  , sanitary   condition   of  the new City of  Cumberland.���������  The public health should  be at all times- their first consideration.  It cannot be a secret to them, that  typhoid fever has existed, close to the  , limits of the city since last September.  And although the cause is quite apparent  and the Medical Health Officer has been  apprised of the fact, still no action on the  part of the authorities, whose duty it is  to look after such things, has yet been  taken to remove the cause.  Typhoid fever might break out in a  nore virulent form in our midst, at any  moment; especially so when we consider  the condition of the city, the want of  sewage drains of any kind and the fact  that a large percentage of our people are  still using water from surface wells,  .vhich might become at any time poisoned with the typhoid germs. -  What  the city requires, and to which  the   first   money    available   should  be.  expended, is,,sewage drains.  The main  nneshouldbe carried down  Dunsmuir  avenue, across the railway track into the  Trent River.   If this drain was construct-  ed   it would" allow of a system   of  city  iraina^e  which' in time would be completed so that each house might have its  lavatoiies  and  closets connected with it,  &nd    the   water    system   of   removing  sewage (the very best) be introduced.  Feb. 3, 1898. A Householder.  (4.)    Any    person    vending   wines,  spirits, beer, or other fermented or intoxicating liquor by, retail in any building in  use as ' an hotel and   containing not less  than thirty rooms actually furnished and  uesd for hotel purposes, for each house or  place where such   vending is  carried on,  one hundred dollars for every six months.  <���������     (5.)    Any person keeping'a saloon or  building where a billiard table is used for  hire or profit,  five dollars   for each table  for every six.months.  (6.)    Any person  keeping a bowling  alley or rifle gallery five dollars for every  , six months.  a (7.)   Any person selling opium, except chemists or druggist, using the same  in preparation of prescriptions of medical.  , practitioners, two hundred and fifty  dollars for every six months.  (8.) Any person carrying on the  business of a wholesale,'or of a wholesale  and retail merchant or trader, ten dollars  for every six months.  (9.)    Every retail trader, five dollars  for every six month.  Such two   last  mentioned   licenses to  enable  tbe person   paying   the   same to'  change' his place of business at  pleasure  but not to carry en business a  two places  at the same time under one license.  (10.) Every hawker or peddlers,  twenty-five dollars for every six months.  (11.) Every person'who either on his  own behalf or as .agent for another, sells,  solicits or takes orders for the sale by  retail, of goods, wares, or merchandise,  to be supplied 01 furnished by any person  or firm doing business outside of the' Municipality of the City of Cumberland fifty-  dollars,for every six months.  (12.)' Every'^person who keeps or  carries ou a wash-house or laundry, five  dollars for every six months. "  (1.3.)    Every person   carrying on   the  business of a pawnbroker, one  hundred,  and twenty-five   dollars    for   every   six  months.  (14.) Every livery stable keeper, ten  dollars for every six months.  (15.) .Any person carrying on, on his  own account, the business of a banker, at  one place of business, ten' dollars for  every year.  , (16.) Each person practicing as barrister or solicitor, twelve dollars and fifty  cents for every six months.  (17.) Every person other than a barrister or solicitor, who has taken out a  license to practice as.such, following, the  occupation .of a conveyancer or land  agent, twelve dollars and fifty cents for  every six months.  (18.) Any auctioneer not being a  Government, Officer selling by auction  government"*property.     or     sheriff,   or'  sheriffs officer, or bailiff selling lands,  goods, or chattels taken in execution or  for the satisfaction' of rent or taxes, in  addition to any other license before mentioned, ten dollars for every six mouths.  ., (19.) Every person who exhibits,a  public circus}or menagerie, fifty dollars  " for each dav of such exhibition.  (20.) Every person following within  the Municipality,'any trade occupation or  calling not hereinbefore enumerated,   or  eSTDe&ler in  StoYes and Tinware   0   Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY   DONE  &rAgent tor the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and  ���������7-Ranges   Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight heaters  h.w for any violation theieof may be re- 1  covered by way of summary proceedings  before the Police Magistrate, Stipendiary  Magistrate, or  any two justices of the  Peace having jurisdiction in the Municipality, and every such   penalty may with  the costs of conviction   be levied by dis  trtfss of'the goods and chattels of theperson  so violating this by-law, and in case such  goods and chattels shall prove insufficient  to satisfy such penalty and costs, then by  imprisonment of such person for any time  not exceeding three calendar months.  6. This by-law may be cited for all  purposes, ai the "City of Cumberland  Trades License  By-law, 1898." .  Passed the Municipal Council the 17th  day of January A.D. 1898  Reconsidered and finally passed the  21st day of January A.D. 1898 .  Signed and sealed the 2lut dav of Jaa  uary A.D. 1898.  s,V Lewis A. Mounce, Mayor.  (l. s.>: ���������  L. P. Eckstein, City Clerk .  POK SALE.  /���������*  \  Garden,   Park, . and  Resident. ,l Lots.  &���������  The undersigned offers for sale his I >.nd ontV  Trent River flats; also lot No. io Nek on district  in horn One to Five Acre lots, as pur hasermay  require, on the following conditions:  One acre lots on water-front, T ent RiWr  flats $125.  One acre lots on water-front, lot   o Nelson  district, $100.  One acre lots, on Government Iioad $8$.  IVI  *k  Two acre  ,Thr- "  lots  iree  rour  Five  f<  ������<  ..  *<  tt  it  it  it  it  ii  it  $150  200  260  300  One-third cash at time of sale, and the balance  in two years, with interet at 7 per cent per  annum.  For   further particulars apply to I:.  Real  Estate, Agent, Cumberland.  ���������:;.������  m  Cumberland, Nov. 12,1891  ���������ROBERT LAWRl  Canadian  Homo Journal.  The Canadian Home Journal for February is especially interesting. The  Canada Club is again to the fore with a  description of how a retail store handles  Canadian goods. There are three competition stories to be voted upon, and  Secnarf writes an interesting tale of "An  Unwelcome Guest." Music and poetry  are present in plenty, and the various  departments af The Journal.are so complete that it is no wonder that it is  becoming popular. Every family should  be a subscriber to this distinctly Cana-  dian periodical. The Canadian Home  Journal, McKinnon Building, Toronto.  CITY OF CUMBERLAND  TRADES  LICENSE   BY-LAW.  A by-law to authorise and regulate the issuance of licenses for the  several trades, occupations, and professions therein set forth.  Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Cumberland, as follows:���������  I. From and after the passage of this  by-law every person using or following  any of the trades, occupations, or professions herein mentioned, within the limits  ofthe City of Cumberland, shall take out  a license therefor, for such period as  herein set forth paying for such license  such sum.as is herein specified, which  said sum shall be paid to the person  authorized to collect such sums for the  Municipality, viz:  (r.) Any person vending spirituous  or fermented liquors by retail for each  house or place where such vending i.s  carried on, one hundred and fifty dollais  for every six months.  (2) Any person not having a retail  license as above, arid vending spirituous  or fermented liquors by wholesale, that is  to say in quantities of not less than two  gallons, for each house or place, seventy  five dollars for each six months.  (3) Anv person who keeps a  restuarant, and supplies beer or porter or  wines with meals and not otherwise,  seventy-rive dollars for every six months.  who enters into or carries on, any contract or agreement to perform any work  or furnish any material, five dollars for  every six months.  Provided ^always that no person employed as a joui neyman or for wages  only and not employing any other person  or persons, or not having a reyular place  of business, shall be subject to the provisions of thus section.  (21.) Every express company, gas  company telephone compauy, electric  light company, street railway or tramway  company, investment and loan societys,  fur dealer.or,' fur trader, fifty dollars for  every six,.months.  (22.)'S.Fora license to exhibit waxworks, circus-riding,!; rope-walking, dancing, tumbling or other acrobatic or gymnastic performances, wild animals or  hippodrome, 'sparring, boxing, sleight of  hand, legerdemain, jugglery, or other  tricks, pictures, paintings, statuary works  of art, natural or artificial curiosities, tableaux, wonderful animals or freaks of nature, or any other exhibition kept for hire  or profit when the same is exhibited  eleswhere than in a theatre, music or  concert hall, or other building or place  duly'licensed, for each day of such exhihi  bition, twenty dollars.  (23.) From each astrologer, seer,  fortune teller, and clairvoyant, fifty dollars  for every six months.  (24.) Every club an annual license  fee of one hundred dollars payable in  advance.  2. The licenses to be granted, under  the authority of this by-law may be in the  form in Schedule C. of the Municipal  Clauses Act, 1896" and periodical licenses  shall be granted "so as to terminate on  the 15th day of Jlilv and . 15th day of January and no:'.proportionate deductions  shall be made on account of any person  commencing business.  ������������3. No person shall sell or barter  spirituous or fermented liquors by wholesale, or retail without having taken out  and had granted to him a license in  that behalf; and no person shall use, practice, carry on or exercsise within the Municipality any trade occupation, profession or business described or named in  this by-law without-having taken our. and  had granted to him a license in that behalf, under a penalty upon summary conviction, not exceeding the sum of two  hundred and fifty dollars for every such  violation of this by law together with the  amount which should have been paid for  such licenses, which said amount and  penalty shall, for the purposes of recovery  under this by law or under the "Munici  pal Clauses Act, 1896" be held to be. one  penalty.  4. All licenses granted under the authority of this by-law shall be issued by  the person authorized for that purpose by  the Council; Provided always that no  licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors  shall be issued except by an order from  the Board of License commissioners.  5. Any penalty imposed by this by- ���������  NOTICE.  XToticeis hereby given that application  ���������^ will be made to the Legilative Assembly  of the Province of - British Columbia, at its  next Sesaion, for a Private, Bill to incorporate a Railway and Colonization Company to  build, equip, maintain and operate a line or  lines of railway from. some point at or near  the head df steamboat   navigation   on the  Skeena River; thence by the most feasible  route to a point at or,near the Yellow Head  Pass, or in the alternative to some point on  the eastern boundary of the Province of Brit  ish Columbia by way of the Parsnip River,  with power to extend the said Hue from the  starting point down to the mouth of the said  Skeena River;- and also to authorize and em  power the company to  build  from  time to  time branch lines to   farming   lands aud to  groups of mines and concentrators from any  of the above mentioned lines of railways sucb  i)ih,.ch  lines not to excoeed thirty miles in  length;  with power  to build telegraph and  telephone lines, and to equip and operate the  aaiu railway and its 'iranuhes-,    and in erect  i.n.l   n.auit&.jr   al!   necefsany   worksf->r   the  ^eiic-rat:ou   and   tiMUHiii&flio'i ot electricity  or (.tower nithin'  th<-.    ur������ *    of th-j    o^< ratio."* ol rhci :-aid(J.>Q7������Mii}i ''O'l p'-w.-rto build  mail''am una   I'pei^-c    ������hi.vu, dock ������mu  st.-xi'iiboat.-v,   8i.u-.miil!>,   aud acquire   wvter  01 n'ilegcs; -0 construe:   anrxi-.    di.met>,   etc  for unut'oviug and inorfcaemg the. water   privileges, aud txiirii-.ke 1 rat he ox other arrangements with   railways,    steamboats  or other  compauies ami for all otht.ru.uaI and neces-  *arv uowers, rights or privileges for the purpose of a railway aod colonization comuany.  BOD WELL, lfctVING & DUFF,  tjolioitorp ior Applicants.  Victoria,B.O.. 2-ith November,A.D 1897.  oc70  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that application will  be made to the Parliament of Canada, at its  next Session, for an Act to incorporate the  Pacific and Yukon Railway, Navigation and  Mining Company, .for the purpose of constructing a raijway from a point at or near  Pyramid Harbor, near the head ' of Lynn  Canal, or from a point at or near the International boundary between Canada and the  United States of America in the vicinity of  Lynn Canal, thence through the Chilkat  Pass, thence to Dalton's Post, on the Alaek  River, and thence by the best feasible route  to a point below Five Finger Rapids on the  Lewis River; with power to vary the route  as may be necessary or advisable; also with  power to receive from the Government of  Canada or other corporations or persons  grants of land or money or other assistance  in aid of the construction ef the work; to  build telegraph and telephone lines; to exercise mining rights and powers; to construct  roads, tramways, wharves, mills, aud other  works necessary for the Company; to charter vessels for the same purpose upon the  lakes and rivers in or adjacent to the territory served by the said railway; to erect and  manage electrical works, for the use and trans  mission of electrical power, and acquire and  make use of natural and othor water powers  for that purpose; to maintain stores and  trading posts, and to carry on a milling and  smelting business, including the erection of  saw-mills and smelters; also to enter into  traffic and other arrangements with other  railway and transportation Companies; to  issue preference stock and bonds, and with  all such powers, rights and privileges as  may be necessary for the purpose of the  undertaking.  KiNGSMiLL, Saunders & Tokrence,  ��������� Solicitors for the applicants.  Dated at Toronto, this 26 day of November, 1897. .  -00W  runtledge Bottling Works  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,           MANUFACTURER OF   v  SODA WATER,  LEMONADE, GINGER ALE.  Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler  ot  Different Brands of  Xager Beer,  steam Beer and Porto  Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.  KEQ BEEB SOL3D.FOR CASH CI, LjT '    -  COURTENAY, B. C.  ���������a -  ���������1 ���������������  D.STRlC    DRiECTpRY;  GOV'T AGENT Assessor and Collector.���������W. ii. Andkii.su>', Office, Union,  re-:deiue, <J<nii"X.  * STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and C/Oroner./���������Ja-.iks Aurams,-Union.  JUSTICES   of the' Peace.���������Union,  A. .NJoKx.-ij:!! , W. b./Walker, and' H." P.  Colin.���������Comox,' Geo. F: Drabble, aud  Th.nuai. Cctirus.���������Coukjenay, J. \V.  .,]x-Ker,/.i.'.���������Sanovick. John Mundell.  Teamii:)-g',&,  COURT jl NAY.B.C.  C<������UI.TKNA\ is.v inoaswi.i. villago situated  on -)tli ������������i ���������x.uf.thc i:ounona.v Hsver, and on  liii-.-wid \u liu'i'.fc'eiikint-i.i, tint... niiU-s fn m  Oniox ������'.������>'. 'iho roM-tu Uuior nlbo passes  ih outjh it. 11 hns aiceniral i>osi(i(.ii. Here  i������r������. t.\.o 1 olc.3, 01.. flr.'it c'.i.t,s store, a saw mill  x(w,i-vaii;nu)-kt. post oiJJce, bhoys, etc. Itis  .< favoi in- pi.-, co 101 rtsln 1 men and hunters.  ��������� . C O U Ii T E-LNJA Y  .!'��������� 1  .'ed to  . ble pates.  Mc-  pirectory.  COUBTEKTAY  HOUSE,   A.   H.  Galium, Proprietor.  B.IVER6IL-S HOTEL,   J. J.   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEORGE    B.    LE1QHT0N,     Blacksmith and Carriage Maker, j  I am prep  furnish stylish R  and do Teaming;  At reasor.  Kilpatrick, '  Union, B. C  x    also    X  Horseshoing and  GENERA):  Blacksmit ting.  J* A. Car. hew  architect and  -CT3sriO>T, I  U2LDKP,  GORDON  COMOX.  COMOX is a'vill.ige beautifullyflocatedlon'.tho  bay of the same naiae, in Comox District. A  Practice Range, Mess House and Wharf, have  lately been established on tlie Sand Spit, which  forms tho harbor, by the naval authorities, and  hero some one of Her Majesty's Ships is to be  feund two-thirds of the time. Here is a poet  ffice. two hotels, two stores, bakery, ete. The  cenery grand, and good hunting near. Tne  City of Nauairao from Victoria calls here on  Wednesdays, anddeparts Friday   mornings.  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. IiUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAE3.RY, Comox, B. C.  Pianos  x>  -AND  e>4r        Oriai^s'  REV. W. HICKS,  UNON,  B.   C  HAS   ACCEPTED THK AGENCY FROM  the   BERLIN   PIANO     and  ORGAN CO., Berlin,  Ont., to  SELL THEIR HIGH CLASS INSTRUMENTS IN THIS DISTRICT. THESE  INSTRUMENTS ARE OF SUPERIOR  TOUCH, TONE, AND TUNE, AND  ��������� HANDSOMELY FINISHED IN VARIOUS DESIGNS. PRICES VERY  MODERATE.  Single and Double  ���������at���������  MURDC OK'S .  LIVERY.  /{.igs to let  U-.  Seasonable: Prices  Near   Blacksmith S  UNION,  op, 3rd St.  B. C.  I   YEARS'  ! ���������ERIENC8.  TF ADS MARKS*  ,iC8IQN8������  OOP iHilQHTS **  Anyone lending a iketch be ���������. dtecriptlon mmf  quickly ascertain, free, whetb . an lBYeotlontf  probably patentable. Comxm <.-eatlonB stitotly  confidential. Oldest asency 1< .naemrin* patent*  In America.   We have a Vf ��������� i/������mgtpn office^  Patent* taken through Jtfi. ;i A Co. ~~~  special notloe in the  SCIENTIFIC AFRICAN,  eircnteUo*  Deaotlfnliy illustrated,  any scientino Journal, w  $1.50 six months.    Specimen  i TAB 981(0 4fM������t  ,->ptos and uJam  J3oox ON IPathvts sent fret,  AddreM  MUNN   A  CO.  361 Broa4wa>, Ke>(  Subscribe for The News $2.oc pet  annum  NOTICE.���������All subscript :oa in aid oi tbe  Fire Brigade and itB applin ices, should be  paid to Mr. Frank Dalby.  ,���������/  If oar readers have any 1 ual news oi Ul  tereBt, we will be pleased t> insert 8ttn������ te  he looal columnf if brooqht to tbo offlw*.   1  vS!|  it  t  i  *i--������^  4/ - >  :.";*������������������ '"'���������''j'in'sriswrt-.t.-"- '   v r   i  l!-'  L  I Subscribers who do not receive their paper ree-  nlarly will please notify us at once.  Apply at the office for advertising rates.  THE EEWS.  UNION. B..O.  ;The Week's Commercial   Summary.  HARDER THAN A  DIAMOND.  a! New  The   net   gold   balance   of the United  States treasury is $140,588,000.  The stocks of wheat at Toronto are  . .;,;,;'55,700 bushels, against ,141,000 bushels  >��������� ,"' ''���������'���������year ago.  The earnings of   Canadian   Pacifio for  the first week of August were    ������487,000,  ,���������   ' an increase of $64,000.  , The visible supply of wheat in the j  United States and Canada decreased  164,000 bushels last week, and, the total  is now only 17,650,000 bushels, as against  46,429,000 a year ago. The amount afloat  to Europe increased 160,000 Imshels last  ��������� week, and the total is 12,400,000 as  against 18.240,000 bushels a year ago.  The total visible with amount in transit  to Europe is 30,050,000 bushels as against  64,669,000 bushels a year'ago.  At Montreal tho trade situation  shows  '     little variation for the past several weeks.  There is, however, a feeling of moro con-  fidcnce.'in the future apparent in a   good  ." . znauyVquarters, and an   expectation   of a  fair autumn trade, with   gradual general  improvement in business conditions.    No  complications   have followed   the   three  wholesale failures of last week, and general remittances   are   qualified   as   fair.  '7 The 'large amount of   money   going into  :  -dairying sections for cheese,   should help  matters in this respect.  General wholesale-business at   Toronto  this week has been fair. A large autumn  trade};i&>;almost a certainty.    The   heavy  hay^orpp and large yield of grains in this  Province,   combined   with   good   prices,  l<ywill'ifisjbire  confidence.    Outward   shipments'of   merchandise   are   satisfactory.  Trade,with the' Northwest   is good, and  1 '   the margin; of profit - seems   likely, to be  larger than usual.    Manufacturers are in  good spirits,   and   payments  .are   better  than usual. ' The leading staples are firm  as to prices.    The exports of wheat   will  be larger than usual   this   season  owing  to shortages in Europe; and   the abundant hay crop must necessarily   be    beneficial to,dairying: interests.    The- cheese  market is in good 'shape,   with increased  exports and firmer .prices in Liverpool.  Failures in July were smaller than- in  any month of whioh there exists  record;  and while in classified   form   the   report  > by months -covers not--quite   four  years,  'it'isk'nbwrfthat in every month of   1893  failures were larger in amount.    In commercial disasters, therefore,   we  go back  "'at once;; to ,1892,    the   most   prosperous  iryear on record, for a monthly ..return   as  favorable.    In   one   month   (September,1  1894) the aggregate of defaulted-   liabilities was but   $700,000- larger,    and   the  ��������� amount of trading liabilities was   nearly  1700,000 smaller than last month.   In no  month of which there is record   were the  manufacturing   liabilities   smaller;   and  ' while July, is not ordinarily a   month of  numerous or large failures,   the   returns  cannot be regarded as less than extremely favorable.  Here and There.  There's   a   good  Winning at cards.  deal   besides luck in  The' record   breaker  way through life.  tries to beat his  The Iceman enjoys his cold snap during  the hottest weather.  "i -Everybody has a calling   acquaintance  with the telephone girl.  It is   better to have   sold  never to have sold at all.  at cost than  The man who borrows trouble  back to every one he meets.  pays it  When the sermon is long and dry "man  wants but little hear below."  "Pretty   is   as   pretty does" is a  consoling motto for homely people.  very  No wonder we hate to pay the hotel  clerk good dollars for poor quarters.  A tramp does not consider a warm bite  a desirable snap when a dog gives it to  him.  Hating  selves and  hurt.-  others   is   like   pinching our-  expecting   them   to   feel the  A. French  Chemist's Discovery of  (i Kind of Crystal.     ,  Henri Moissan, the distinguished  French chamist who created a sensation  e few years ago' by producing small  r;hite diamonds in his eleotric furnace,  i3 now credited with another interesting achievement. This later piece df  work, while- perhaps not quite so star-  , tling as the other, will probably prove  of more practical benefit to mankind,  and hence a source of greater revenue  to M. Moissan.  Hitherto  the diamond has been con-  - sidcred   the   hardest  thing   in nature.  The closest approach to it until recently was made   by the  ruby.    Something  half way between them   in this respect  was discovered only two or three years  ago by. E. C. Acheson of Pittsburg, who  was experimenting with an electric furnace for an   entirely different purpose.  He, too, was trying to make  artificial  jewels and succeeded in getting a lot of  small crystals which were neither  diamonds nor rubies, but were harder than  the latter.   They were composed of  69  parts of silica' and 31 parts of carbon.'  Technically tho substance is a "carbide  of silicon."   The discoverer, however;-  gave to it the name  carborundum   and  is  now manufacturing  about two tons  of it daily at Niagara Falls  for com- -  mercial  purposes.    It  is  used for  the  same purpose as emery.  Moissan's new product is a" carbide,  of the rare metal titanium. The proper  materials having been deposited in a  small crucible made of lime, an electric  current of large volume and low voltage  isturned on, a. temperature of 4,000 or  4,500 degrees F. is developed, and then  the stuff is allowed to cool. The resulting crystals are said to be harder than  diamonds, which now take the second  place. Carborundum comes next, and  the ruby drops to the fourth rank.  The carbide  of  titanium'is as much  harder than carborundum as carborundum is  harder than emery.    The latter  two are only good for abrasive service���������  that is,   they' are  employed  only  for  grinding and polishing other very hard  substances. ^ It is probable that carbide  of titanium will have a much more extensive   use..   There are many rock cutting drills which consist of  a  tube  in  one edge of which are imbedded brown  or black diamonds.    M. Moissan's  new  product will be both cheaper and   more  efficient than these.  It may also be substituted for real jewels' in watches, delicate balances and in other  mechanism  where small   bits' of  particularly hard  material are needed   as  bearings.    The  discoyerer has applied'for patents on his  invention in this country as well as Europe, and   it  is   thought probable that  the French   academy will award him a  certain $10,000 prize offered some time  ago for a satisfactory substitute for black  diamonds.  Titanium, when  pure, is white  and  about  half  as  heavy as iron.    It is almost  impossible   to  buy  any   because  there  is no demand and  consequently  no production.    However, it  is  not   so  very scarce.  An oxide of titanium, found  in the form  of  small black stones that  give  a red mark, is picked up in some  newly plowed  fields  in  Pennsylvania'  and sells for $4 a pound.    The metal is  frequently found   in   combination with  iron, but has hitherto been regarded  as  a nuisance because it renders an ore refractory.    A recent  writer  says, "Millions of tons of iron ore in Virginia and  New York  are   made worthless by the  presence of 5 or 6 per cent of titanium."  ���������New York Tribune.  noblest houses of Europe, the peerage  dating from 1606. , Its great ancestor,  Sir John Lyon, feudal baron of Forte-  viot, was son-in-law of Robert II of  Scotland. When Sir John married the  Lady Jane Stuart, the king's second  daughter, he obtained by royal grant the  thanedom or lordship of Glamis. The  family history is closely connected with  the vicissitudes of the royal Stuarts and  the house of Albany, but in' spite of the  extinguishment of so many historical1  Scottish families that of Strathmore  "has stood against the waves and wear h-  ers of time."���������Washington Post.   ���������  The Chinese Wall.  The Chinese wall is the most extensive  fortification in the world.    According to  the surveys   made   within   the   last few  years, this wall is 1,728 miles in   lenght,  reaching from   the   Gulf of Pe-cho-lee to  some distance past Soo-Choo, on tho confines   of   Turkestan.    This    remarkable,  structure   passes   up   steep    mountains,  down into   gorges   and   ravines,   crosses  rivers, valleys and plains,    seemingly re-,  gardless of obstacles.    It is 25 feet   thick  at the bottom, and   15   feet   at   the top,  and from 25 to 30, feet   in   height, with  flanking turrets   or   towers 35 to 40 feet  high every 200   or   300   yards during its  entire length.    The exterior   walls are of  well-cut granite   blocks; the   interior  is  filled with earth and stone,'and the passageway   is   paved   with    bricks   1   foot  square.    Its   erection   was begun in  211  BiC. and it was designed to  protect- the  northern   frontier of   China   against the  savage tribes of Siberia.  .tiff  Yukon ^ Klondike  i  Illustrated Ga^eteer  Parties  who intend going-, to the Klondike  Gold Fields or investing in Stock Companies operating in that country,, should send  and get the  YUKON & KLONDIKE  GAZETEER *se ^  '. A Golden JTloor.  King George II was once invited out  to dine with a wealthy and eccentric old  duke who possessed more money 'than ho  very well knew what to do with. Upon  this occasion, ' wishing to impress his  majesty with the immensity of his riches,  he had the floor of the dining hall paved  from end to end with sovereigns, the  head^being up. ' Each coin was stuck in  a mixture of lime, which soon dried,  leaving the,precious "tile" securely  fastened. When the king arrived and  was shown what had been done in his'  honor, his amazement knew no bounds,  and it was with difficulty he could be  persuaded to set foot upon the golden  floor.���������London'Standard.  The Gazeteer is very extensive, abounding  in Photo Engravings and Maps, and gives  the most reliable information as to routes,  outfitting points, climate, etc , It, also contains Wm, Ogilvie's complete report to date  on the Klondike country's indescribable,  wealth which so astounded the   Ottawa  authorities.  By Mail Post Paid for Fifty  Cents.     Stamps Received.  ADDRESS  **********  Though tle<.<xness.  "Arabella, dear," said the weary mother, "I wish you would dust the par  lor." , <  "Indeed, I'll not. It's very inco'nsidoi  ate ip ask such exertion whu-n you kno  I'm training for a century run."  The Toronto Newspaper Union/  ' , ' \ X 1  44 Bay Street, Toronto, Ont.  The Olin Gas and        F(jr aj[ ppWer purp0ses  At the Breakfast Table.  Mr. Meekton had been out several minute's later than usualthe night before, and  there was a decided chillinoss at the breakfast table. The silence was suddenly broken by tbe wife's remark: "Look at these  senators and representatives. See how  they lingered and'talkod ovor tho tariff!"  "Now, Henrietta, you ��������� surely can't  think of holding me responsible for that!!'-'  "Not porsonally, but it shows a'trait  that is common ,to your kind. It shows  how a man will grasp at anything as an  excuse for not going home when he ought  to."���������Washington Star.  Tourist���������I understand you are making  a valiant effort to stop lynching.  Native���������Yes, sab. We propose hereafter  to hang every lyncher we can catch, sah.  Street Car Accident.'���������Mr. Thomas  Sabin, says: "My eleven year old boy had  his foot badly injured by being run over  by a car on the Street Railway. We at  once commenced bathing the foot with  Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil, when the discoloration and swelling was removed, and  in nine days he could use his foot. We  always keep a bottle in the house ready  for any emergency."  Gasoline Engines  SIMPLEST, STRONGEST,   .  STEADIEST, MOST ECONOMICAL^  FUEL,  It is not always a plain face that keeps  a girl from marrying. Sometims it is  wisdom.  They Never Fail.���������Mrs. S. M. Bough-  her, Langton, writes: "For about two  years I was troubled with Inward Piles,  but by using Parmelee's Pills, I was completely cured, and although four years  have elapsed since then they have not returned." Parmelee's Pills are anti-  bilious and a specific for the cure of Liver  and Kidney. Complaints, Dyspepsia, Cos-  tiveness, Headache, Piles, etc., and will  regulate the secretions and remove all  bilious matter.  Slow Time.  "Come  up   to   my   house   to morrow  night," said Herr Pantoffel. "I'm going  to celebrate my golden wedding."  . "Golden wedding!    Why, man,   you've  only been married three years."  "I JKnowit, but it seems like   fifty; so  everything is all right."  Mr. T. J. Humes, Columbus, Ohio,  writes : "I have been afflicted for some  time with Kidney and Liver Complaint,  'and find Parmelee's Pills the best medicine for these diseases. These Pills do  not cause pain or griping, and should be  used when a cathartic is required. They  are Gelatine Coated, and rolled in the  Flour of Licorice to preserve there purity,  and give them a pleasant agreeable taste.  "An American Citizen."  The Century has a short article by  the Rev. Dr. T. T. Hunger of New Haven on the late Henry L. Pierce, entitled "An American Citizen," in which  Dr. Munger pays a very high tribute to  the personal and civic qualities of Mr.  Pierce, of whom he says: 4  It  is refreshing in   these days, when  one man   owns a legislature whose majority hold   their  seats by the most degrading  form  of   bribery ever  devised  and have prostituted government into a  machine   that  rules   by   blackmail,   to  turn our eyes for   a  moment from such  a sight  to  a man who would not delegate  his conscience  or   his   manhood  to another, who  could  not be led  by  friendship   or    by  party  or  by  abuse  to  countenance  injustice; a man who  could not  be  frightened or deceived or  bought by any sort of  price, but stood,  as if one with it, on the rock of simple  honesty.   There are few men of the day  who could so well use the words of the  Homeric  hero, "I  bate as the gates of  hell the man who says  one  thing with  his lips and hides another in his heart,"  an  inscription   which   we commend as  fit to be placed over the gates of all cities, either those to be built or those undergoing the process of reorganization.  Holloway's Corn Cure destroys all kinds  of corns and warts, root and branch.  Who then would endure them with such  a cheap and effectual remedy within  reach ?  There are cases of consumption so far  advanced that Bickle's Anti-Consumptive  Syrup will not cure, but none so bad that  it will not give relief. For coughs, colds  and all affections of the throat, lungs and  chest, it is a specific which has never been  known to fail. It promotes a free and  easy expectoration, thereby removing the  phlegm, and gives the diseased parts a  chance to heal.  .THE.  OLIN   ENGINES  ore made from  2    Horse  Power to 40 Horse Power  -  and mas'- be run with gasoline," manufactured or illuminating  gas; producer or natural gas.  As'gasoHne'is always an available and economical fuel, the Olin  engine was designed' with special  reference to its use.. The- gasoline  is taken from a tank ('which may  be located at a distance from and  below the engine) by a simple pump,  and forced into a mixing chamber,  which is kept hot by the exhaust.  By this system we secure a perfect vaporizing of the fluid which is  mixed with air before entering the cylinder and a low grade of gasoline may bo  used���������in fact, almost a kerosene. , , ���������  ADVANTAGES OVER STEAM.  The first cost Is less than the cost of installing a steam plant of equal capacity.  No boiler to keep in repair.  No boiler-house or coal storage room required.  No coaly ashes or cinders to cart and handle.  No dirt, dust or soot.  No fire or smoke.   (The smoke nuisance is abolished).  No steam or water g-augres to watch.  No dangrer of explosion.  No skilled engineer required.  No waiting: to gret up steam.  No increase in insurance, but in the near future a decrease.  !  THE OMN GAS ENGINE MAY BE PLACED ANYWHERE IN YOUR SHOP.  REQUIRES VERY LITTLE FLOOR SPACE.  SOLE AGENTS FOR  CANADA,  IT  While visiting the  ��������� TORONTO  EX.HIBIT.IQiN,  We1 would respectfully suggest the advantage  of having your dental work attended to, as we  could save to you from 25 to 50 per cent, by so  doing. We will, during Exhibition, allow 25  per cent, off our regular prices, which are already verjr low considering the quality of the  work done, that ia ,  Host sets of Teeth, rog.  An excellent set, guaranteed, regular - -  Perfectly Painless Extracting-, regular  Silver Fillings "  Gold Fillings from 91.00 up.  We arc responsible and give a written guarantee with any work done. Send card for appointment.  Dr. Harrington, Dentist,  J20 Yonge St., cor. Adelaide.  Send for Descriptive Circular and Price List.  Toronto Type Foundry Co., Ltd.,  TORONTO.  1 (i  ���������l~:  A delegation of the members of the  Cobden Club called upon Sir Wilfrid  Laurier in London and presented him  with a gold medal in formal recognition of his attachment to Free Trade.  88.00 for 96.00  G.oO for  5.00  50 for  75 for  25  50  :  >  An American Prince Consort-  Next to Mr, Perkins of Syracuse, who  married a Spanish infanta, Mr. August  Jessup of Philadelphia has oome nearer  to rubbing shoulders with royalty than  any other American of the male persuasion. His wife, who has just died in  France, to whom he was married in  1890, was a daughter of the Earl of  Strathmore, of one  of the  oldest and  IS THE PLACE TO ATTEND if you want either*  Business Education or a course in Shorthand.  THE BEST IN CANADA.  Handsome Annual Announcement free.    Address-  C A. FLEMING. Principal, Owen Sound, Om  CAN BE  by wearing  THE  SILVER   TRUSS.  The simplest and best fitting- truss in the world.  The SMITH MANUFACTURING CO.,  Gait, Ont.   -   Box 701.  4*44-fW  IN TWO  WEEKS  We begin the publication of another  serial story by a  popular author. <������  Watch for it. Tell  your friends about  it. Do not miss the  opening- chapters.  It is one of the best  stories of the day,  and you will be interested in it. <& .a*  Just two weeks.  A splendid story.  Popular author..  $ FARMERS,           }  I DAIRYMEN         J  3? And Their Wives     '>  i-TV ��������� ���������������  ik. Drop os a post card, and get fr������e  XjX ota* booklet on  HI "INDURATED. FIBREWARE"  \fcl It costs nothing, tells all about  3J Indurated Fibre Pails, Milk Pans,  *fc Dishes   and   Butter  Tubs,  and  3^- will put money in your pockets.  I The E B. Eddy Co.,  \������ LIMITED.  _T������ HULL, CANADA.  C  T. N. U.  120  Splendid Equipment and Good Solid Work  ���������Have placed the���������  s������u>-  OF TORONTO,  At the top. It has more teachers, mora  dents, and assl'aCB many more young man and  women into good Dosiflrons than any other dap,.  adian Business Sphpol. Getpartlcmare. Ehn*  any time. Write W. H. SHAW, Principal.  YoB������e and Qerraffd Streets, Toronto. ., ctr. ,y.^i-J9. y,'jt~ ~  scfMS^MWAjMESai  ig^aiitmuti^^iu^iM^^^m^^^  ly<k.  i  c  /fr  jmo ponnas and is over the age limit  ���������lightly. On the other hand, I have had  lambs get their yearling teeth before  they were a year old. I have thought  that food and care hastened the dentition, but some evidence seems to disprove this.  GROWTH OF LEPROSY.  THE SHOW  Rl  NG   HORSE.  Perfect of Her Class and Winner of Many  Frizes.  Whatever beef breeds get left in the  race for superiority in this country it is  certain tEe Herefords never will be, at  least not in a century to- come, and by  tbat time we who are on earth at pres-  TWO-TEAB-OLD HEREFORD HEIFER;  ���������nt will not oare-whether people: here  at that time eat any beef or not.' <  The prairie states seem to be par ex-  , eellence the ground for producing splendid Herefords.     The animal in the picture was born and bred" in one of ^he  middle belt states.   She is a'beauty, indeed, with her perfect form; white face,  red sides and crinkled hair... At the age  of 2 years she had  won' 87  prizes at  different'fair's and live stock shows. '  < Market Hog of the .Present Bay.  r    The market ���������nows.requires long, lean  pigs, with the red and white meat well  mixed.   Fat" masses  of  blubber which  formerly were in demand are now suit7  able for'the'lumber woods, arctio expeditions and the like, for which purpose  it  is purchased  at a low figure, while  there is an unlimited demand for  lean  meat at remunerative prices.      V"  "The  improved  Large   Yorkshire has  , beoomevery popular with the pork packers, who consider it the  best factor for  bacon production.   This breed, has been  tried in all parts of the world.   Ireland  and Denmark' hold perhaps lhe highest  positions as producers of/superior pork  and -bacon, and it-is mainly due to'the  introduction of large  numbers  of improved Largo   Yorkshires;' into    these  '   oountriesthat they have achieved  such  a high position in the English markets..  ..   This breed answers the requirements o'f  the pork packerciu every respect. * It is  light in  the  head,,has light neck and  ���������houlders, well  sprung ribs, with good  heart girth, a narrow, well fleshed back  -,.. and thick loins, great length, full flanks  , and hams'well let down. The meat cou--  ���������ists of a very /large, proportion "of lean,,  While it is a rapid grower,and'will fat-'  ten^easily at.any time. l'~-h->*���������''���������'���������  The sows are excellent mothers  and  grand milkers, and, as might be expected from   their great  length,   are well  able  to raise  large litters, which they  usually produce:' 'Their- precooityv and  fecundity are truly.^wqnderful.   Seldom  does  a  typical   Yorkshiresowproduce  less  than  a dozen pigs at a litter, and  this is a very strong point in their favor.  It is not of  the slightest use for the  breeders of some of our old established  varieties of pigs to write to the papers  and point out the  antiquity of their  breed and  give  the  opinions of a few  breeders  of  that variety,  question is: Are the showyard winning  pigs  of the  day those best suited for  conversion  into  bacon, or are  they so  formed  as  likely to prove of value- for  crossing on  the  common pigs of  the  country?    The  bacon  curers  say they  are not. The United States exports $40,-  000,000 worth of bacon to England annually.    This important trade is, then,  worth fostering, and   the  sino qua non  for the continuation and increase of this  trade is the production of such  pigs  as"  meriOjfelname of thei ''English"bacon  hog.'?������^^iS. Macdonald in  Country  Gentleman.  ,���������5 v.*To .Tell\a Sheep's Age.,-;.���������;  In an swer'.to. a ^question, 'asking how  to judge a sheep's age from its teeth  Mr. Joseph E. Wing writes in The  Breeder',-^Gazette:   ��������� S'-% "*.   ���������''^-y'-:  Age canhdtbe determined/with pre-:  cision by this means. Periods of dentition vary a few months. In general tlie  lamb has his eight small teeth for from  12 to 16 months. At the end of-this  time ho cuts two large teeth, as at Pig.  1, when he is said to have "a yearling  mouth."    At   something   less  than   ill  Points the Exhibitor   Must Look After to  Get a Premium.  The first and most necessary thing in  the show ring  is  to  have a horse with  marked    individuality   ^and   the  very  highest type of ������tbe class he represents.  His pedigree  may be all that could be  desired, but here  pedigree  is  not  the  test.   It is tbe best horse that gets the  honor.   A fine looking horse of no particular breeding, but which knows how  to handle himself in the show ring and  is all right as an individual, will oarry  off  the ribbon  over  those, of splendid  breeding, but poor individuality. There  seems to be  an art in showing horses  that all do not have by any means.   In-  our county there is a farmer who is a  natural horseman who always has a few  extra good ones  to exhibit, and while  they are in the "pink of perfection" he  knows just how  to manage to make  them outshow all  other.   There is no  doubt  but one can  "talk"  to horses  through   the  lines.   This  the   famous  Gleason and  all experienced horsemen  admit,  and  this man ,oan  so enthuse  his horses with his own spirit that they  put on their very best manners and show  np beautifully. Quite a number of times'  I have seen1 horses beaten in their class,'  and the owner would engage this farmer  to drive the beaten animal in the sweepstake's ring and  oftentimes the beaten  horse would, beat here.   In an expert's  hands the horse looks full of life, comes  down  the" stretch  with head up, eyes  flashing and looks as if he were delighted with his work  and  means  business  and -is sure to attract attention and  admiration.   But, on the other hand, if he  comes stumbling along looking carelessly about and puts no vim into his work,  he is almost sure to be beaten.  Many a one goes into a show with an  animal in  poor  condition,  oftentimes  blemished and with  very little  training, hoping the  judge, will not seethe  blemishes and  excuse the other, points.  This is very foolish^   That curb may be  the  result of  an .accident,   the little  white speck in the eye due to a  blow,  and neither tho  result of an  inherent  weakness, but, it takes too long to explain all this, and in the meantime the  judge ,-has  tied the  ribbon  oh another  horse and called next. In the show ring  is a poor place to make excuses for not'  having horses in  good  condition  and  not educated  as'show  stock.   JVlany a  good horse is beaten   by one  not worth  half the money, simply' because he was  thin in flesh, fat and "big fat" at that  covers a multitude of sins in the show  ring, and it is perfectly useless  to  go  in without it.   This may be all wrong,  but it is the case, and we must govern  ourselves accordingly. It is not entirely  wrong either.   A  horse  that will-not  take on flesh and get slick is not a well  animal.   If he has a poor digestion, he  is not fitfor track or road work, because  he cannot stand it, and  if he is to  be  used as a sire he is almost sure to transmit the weakness; hence we see that a  fat, slick horse is a well one  at least.  No blemished horse should be allowed  to compete for a premium of any kind.  The  simnle IAny  auirnal competing for   premium  ._o ������������������- - ���������     I should be first passed  upon  by a competent veterinary surgeon before  being  permitted  to enter the 'ring, and  the  driver should show the judge a certificate that the horse was  all right.   In  such classes as require written or printed  pedigrees to make  animals eligible  to the show ring these pedigrees should  be examined  by those  who are  more  likely to  know and  appreciate  them  than the judge.  Size is quite ah important factor in  the show horse'whether it be the draft,  general purpose, coach or roadster. It is  not always -; the largest animal that  should or does win, but everything else  being equal, the larger horse will. win.  ���������Except in ponies the ideal horse ispne  large for his kind, up headed,.stylish,  full of vigor and with the ability to  move along, at a 'good gait:���������Mrs. W/  W. Stevens in National Stockman.  Its First Appearance in Europe and Introduction'Into Canada.  When: a   leper   was   picked   up in the  streets of Paris a few days ago   and carried to the   St.   Louis   Hospital   it was I S-   tiOUb"tlfiaa-      xmn*   ou  orous   oatSt-f^ Z*l I *a,*<" fk fourself question  tion, not only as to his fitness,   but as to  yours, and   then,    if   you   give  him the  I found that six leprous   patients   did not  exhibit as much concern over the matter  as the average man   might   expect,   says  the Globe-Democrat. The fact is, leprosy  is not so rare as we have   been taught to.  think, and throughout the civilized, world  the disease is vigorously   alive, claiming'  victims every day "of   the  year   and in-'  creasing its   hold   in   certain   countries  J with alarming rapidity. , Norway is said  to be the most leprous   country   in ' Europe, and it is   estimated   that   over 800  are   suffering   from   it   there,   while in  Sweden the progress of   the   disease   has  been so rapid in recent years   that there  are   4G2   victims   of   it.    In   Spain and  Portugal there are  numerous leper   hospitals, which are never without patients,  and in Turkey and   tho   Ionian   Islands  it gains ground annually. There are over  600 lepers in Crete, and the latest statistics show that there are 10,000   lepers in  India. China;   Japan,   Hayti,' Trinidad,  Guiana,   Venezuela,   Brazil,    Paraguay,  Tonquin and Indo-China are all infested  with leprosy.  But when we come nearer home we  find that the disease has made alarming  progress in certain quarters. ,  The oldest leper colony in this   part is  located at Tracadie,   in   the Province of  New Brunswick,, Canada. Here probably  occurred the first death in'North America  from leprosy.    It   was   nearly- sixty-five  years ago that a woman died in Tracadie  of^a peculiar disease, and was   buried by  a missionary priest of the Roman Catholic Church.    The physician who attended  the case went to   Europe   shortly   afterward and visited all of .the   foreign" hospitals ,to find a parallel, case,   but he was  unable to find   any   one   suffering' from  the same malady, i While visiting in Norway he saw several lepers, and   upon .his  return to Canada he unhesitatingly  pronounced   the   strange   case   of the dead  woman to have been leprosy.  But the strangest' part of the   story of  how leprosy started in that   country was  rovealed later.  One of the four fishermen,  who carried the body of. the dead'woman  to her grave was in his   shirt   sleeves at  the time   and   the   sham   edges  of   the  <coffin cut   through' tho   sleeve   into the  skin. - The coffin   had been rudely made  and the corpse put in carelessly. A slimy  discharge from the   body oozed, through  the wooden box   anil   entei'ed   the-punctured flesh .'of "the fisherman.  This caused  blood poisoning, , and   the   man   died a  short' time   afterward   from'  the   same  malady.  It was about this time that  the  physician   returned a and   announced   to  the Board of .Health   that   tho woman's  disease was   leprosy?   Inside   of   sixteen  years there were ''"twenty   lepers   in" Tracadie, ,and   the   provincial   government  had to take steps to   isolate   them   from  the rest of the population.   Tho lazaretto  was   a   miserable    building, ,���������-where   the  lepers   were   forced   to   live   and die in  great misery, often suffering more   from  hunger and cold than from the '.pangs of  the disease     The    inmates of this build-  ��������� ing constantly   increased,' and   little was  J done lo   improve    thoir   condition   until  lSGf).    In    that  year the Good Sisters of  the Hotel Dieu,    in    Montreal,    through  certain representations of Dr.  Bayard, of  Tracadie,   undertook   to   mitigate   their  sufferings and to build a proper lazaretto  foi them.  The sisters arrived in Tracadie  in 18G8'to create   the   change   they   had  been planning,    and    while   they immediately   improved   the   condition  of the  patients,   they   were     handicapped    for  many years by   the   interference ;of tbe  local Board of Health and government.  science. Then, too, you must, ask yourself what seems, perhaps, like a trivial  question, whether this man is one whose  name you feel honored in bearing, not  because of any material ; wealth he , may  possess, but because of his being an honest 'gentleman.      Think'' out' all   these  upon ques  A DRUNKEN  WILLIAM  TELL.  Temperance  loving answer that he wishes, try   to become  thoroughly acquainted'with him.'"  CAUSES  INSANITY.   ' "--'  The volo������  in these  M-  The Effects  Using: Hot Cloths.  When a fomentation is prescribed by a  physician, or'when it shall seem to be  the proper thing in the emergency of  extreme internal pains, a flannel cloth  may be folded, wrung out of hot water  and applied directly to the skin. Nevertheless, if is better, after wringing out  the flannel as dry as desired to fold it in  a dry flannel cloth of one or two thicknesses before applying it to the patient.  A little time is required   for   the  heat J  SHEEP'S TEETH AT DIFFEEBOT'AGES.   .  years (generally) there are: four large  permanent incisors, as at Fig. 2. At  about 30 months there are six permanent incisors, as at Fig. 8, and the other  two come at about 36 to 42 months, as  at Fig. 4, when the sheep is said to  "have a full mouth." From this date  the age is guessed at by the amount of  Wear on the grinders.  I looked at the month of a Earhbonilr  let ram the other day, and he had yet  all his lamb teeth, althoughhe weighed  One thing is slowly forcing itself on  the attention of farmers and live stock  breeders tho  country  over.   It is that  they must regulate  the output of  their  product.   The  Standard  Oil  regulates  with exaotness the amount of petroleum  produced and put upon the market.   So  does the Whisky trust, so does the Tobacco trust, so does the Sugar trust.   It  is all very well to abuse the promoters  of these combinations when one wants  something  to   blow   about,   but   their  J course is tbe sound commercial wisdom  of self preservation.    When the farmer  and, stock   breeder, the  dairyman  and  oreameryman learn to do likewise, then  and not till then will they be uniformly  prosperous.   The project can  begin by  taking  the census of  the given, stock,  dairy cows, beef cattle, horses, sheep and  swine  in  each  state,  then combining  the figures  and  observing where  and  when there is a scarcity and where and  when  a flush.   The  managers of the  county agricultural societies and farmers' oounty institutes  oan do the work  for each  small district.   This is what  live stook producton  must come to if  there is to  be any prosperity, and  the  sooner the  breeders and raisers understand and aot on this polioy the better,  Begin at once.  of the fomentation to penetrate the dry  flannel, and thus the skin is allowed an  opportunity to acquire tolerance of the'  heat, and a greater degree of'temperature  can be borne than if the moist cloth is  brought directly-in contact with the '.sur-*-  face. The ' outer fold of dry flannel will  also serve to keep the cloth *wd,rm by  preventing evaporation.  A fomentation is sometimes needed  When no hot water is at hand. Soak the  flannel in cold water, wring -;as dry as  desired,, fold,. in a newspaper and lay  upon the ;stove or wrap.r'it''"about the  stovepipe.  .;��������� ...,���������,,-.,,  In a few minutes it will   be. as warm  as the patient can bear.  The paper keeps  the pipe   from    becoming   moistened  by  the wet flanhel.and at the same time prevents the flannel   from   being   soiled by  contact with the pipe.    Fomentation   applied will relievo most of the local   pains  for which liniments, lotions and poultices  are generally applied, and are   greatly to  be preferred to these remedies, since they  are cleaner and aid nature more   effectually in   restoring   the   parts   to a sound  condition.  of Alcohol on the Brain and  Nervous System.  '   Dr. Bedford Pierce;'" medioaF'superfn-"  tendent of the York   Ketreat,    England,  in a recent article in the Medical Pioneer,  calls attention to some   most interesting  and important facts' in" relation'' to the  effects of alcohol , upon   the   brain  .and  nervous system.    Dr. Pierce shows from  statistics that more than 1'4 per cent,    of  all oases of insanity in England   are due  to alcohol, 20.08   per   cent,    of   oases of  insanity In men being the result of alcohol, and 8.1  in   women.    At   the Koyal  Edinburgh asylum, the   number of oases  of alcoholic insanity during   the   past 15  years was 16.4 per cent.    During "influenza year," this -number < was   suddenly  increased,.doubtless as, ther< result of the  extensive use of alcohol, as a remedy, for  ,1a grippe.  The effeota of aloohol are shown to be  hereditary���������at any rate as regards idiocy,  .and ,;imbecility." , We^ quote,; as   follows  from the article referred,to:���������  ''Dr. 'Howe, of Massachusetts',    intf'ex"'  amining the   antecedents   "of -,"i800 idiots,  ���������found that 48 per cent. were)the..children.  of habitual drunkards. Dr. Beach, out of  .430 patients   in   Daren th;,-idiot r.asylum,  found,31 per cent, similarly'"the progeny  of drunkards'.; 'i'-'   <-��������� "->4,  v.-    ���������  i.'*������: . ;���������  ..;"Dr. Legrain, in ,a recent0 work r upon  'Social   Degeneration   and   Alpoh'oiismj''  has published an account'of the descend-'  ant's of !250 drunkards-that he- personally  has traced. * This, work shows conclusively,  that in such families   a,.very large number.of the children''die 'young, 'and'that  the families rapidly die out; that epilepsy,  insanity and other nervous   disorders are  extremely-common. ' <  '.'"Before leaving this part of "my'paper,"  it may not be out of place to express the  opinion that I consider the influence of  alcohol upon the brain of infinitely  greater importance than its influence  upon tho circulation or upon other parts  of the body. And it is on this account  tiiclc I regret that'??we'*>lfave, so' far as I  know, 'to look to;,'Germany' -for ��������� workers  to elucidate the faction .of, alcohol and  other drugs upon" the mind.*-..-,;*  "In England it.is; true   that 'we have  heard of the   watering^-of"0 geraniums by  diluted solutionsJ*jof   alcohol!;* and uf at-  tempts^to accustom 'water-fleas to" live in  weak spirits   and n,ater;,ib.iiti wo   hear-  that neither   geraniums   nor^water-flea's  flourish.    All   this,    howover,   is remote  from the problem in hand, and tho skeptical person is not convinced   by   deductions drawn from'such experiments.  The  work done by Prof.   Kraepelin   and   his  pupils in   Heidelberg   promises   to be of  very great , importance.   'Unfqrtunaately  for us, his book.detailing'h'isexperiments  and researches into   the mentaKphenom-  ena produced by alcohol and other drugs  has not been translated into English.  "Kraepelin has summed up his conclusions as to the action of   alcohol   in   his  .'Psychblogische Arbeiten.' )JHe states that  experiment has shown thatjthe- ideat;thq,t  aloohol strengthens has. arisen ,from self-  deception.  * "Alcohol   only   facilitates the  discharge of motor   impulses,    and   does  not make them more powerful.    If  there  is any strengthening effect,   any increase ���������  of power, it is   very   transitory,    and   is I  quickly followed by a pronounced diminution, which takes some time   to   disappear.    He goes on to say: 'Moreover, the  powers of conception and   judgment   are  from the   beginning   distinctly   affeoted,  although we'perceive'nothing of it. ' The  aotual facts are   exactly   tho   opposite to  the popular belief.." I:; must confess that  -my   own   experiments,    extending   over  more than ten years,'and the theoretical  deduotion s therefrom have   made  opponent of alcohol.' "  The observations of Prof. Kraepelin  agree exactly with experiments undertaken sevei-al years ago by, the writer,  which clearly show that aloohol even in  moderate doses diminishes the acuteness  of all the perceptives, and   the ability of  i;no   huain ������_"+X.' .rtrt/V^ww     i4~i^'��������� *��������� ������������������- ���������������  i  !     X  'uA'*y^:yrii;j&'rt*  :-.v.v.-.--*---vf.j-.'?a  ,i  Story   From   the   'Wlld������   ot)   h.' -v>h.-V  't. , Montana. '  'B'en, whose boy 're you?"  was thick and husky.  "You'rh, pop." ������  "An" who's, the,  best   shot  ports, Een? Tell these fellers."  The man's dull-eyes fixed ���������, themselres,  on the boy.      The    little ( fellow's,. face  lightened up, and he answered,   looking  round" defiantly:���������  ' * My pop's '.the best - shot   in < - Montan-  .py."      .  A,'silence   fell   over   vhe   crowd,   and  something   of   pride   gleamed   from tho  -whisky-dimmed   eyes, of, old .,-Billman. ���������,  The he said, handing the boy an applo:   '    "These,fellows 'low I'm no good, Bon,  an.'   I'm   just   goin' to do   our Willy'um  -Tell,act, and show 'em that Jim Billman  kin draw'as fine a bead now   as - ever he  could."   ;        '  Billman patted his son's   head   with a  trembling hand, and the boy drow   him- '    , "'  "self proudly as he took   the   apple' irom' ' '''"  his father. ,  ".Go over   to   that  .tree,    Ben," com- -  mnnded Billman,   at   last,    and tho boy  walked with a fearless step   to  the place  indicated, turned, his   back to   tho   tree,  removed his, hat, balanced   the   apple'on '  his head,; then placed his   hands   behind "   '  him.'1 There was not a quiver in his faoe,  not a shadow of fear... His father .whom  , h? loved,- and who   loved   him,    was the  marjksman." ".Old Billman raised Kis g'ua  to his"should'er.'  The weapon ' shook   in  his-nerveless hands-like a reed. ,Uttering  an imprecation,,he,lowered   the gun and  .brushed his.sleeve across his , eyes,   tried  again} but still without" success.  "I know what's'the"'matter,'" 'he 'muttered, and took a drink from a bottle  in his pocket. "Now, then; all right,  Ben?"     - ��������� .       ,,������������������...,, i ',      n     . ,,   < -  ; '"Airright, pop..".;  '      . -:.;    ' ' / ���������** ���������  ;.A short moment"'the   gun" trembled in'   *     u V* <-,  -4Billman's hands and then���������    '    ' k ������'<,4  'Sp'rmg! v . ' -    -  ' f   It was.a strange; dull sound," not  " the crash of a bullet   through   oakt  more like��������� "-,'-'     ,  Alas! the smoke had .cleared away, and     l  the boy was lying-in a lifeless heap upon     '   A'.'  the-ground���������killed by his drunken father J  A cry as;of a wild beast, a rush, and old  Billman had   tbe - bloody ��������� 'forini. in<������ his  arms.  "Kill me!" shrieked the old man,  rocking to and fro,."-kill-rue!" ' But the  miners passed silently away one by., one,  and left the old man alone with his grief  and his dead.'���������Deetroit Free Press. -.  Ki.  I*  HI  -.���������';*'������,!i  S^  like  but  ^l  ,������������&  '1  How to Clean and Curl Feathers.  White or light-colored feathers'roan be  washed in benzoin'without   losing   their'  curl or color.    They should be swung   in  the air until dry." Another plan for white  feathers is ..to. wash them in warm   water  and castilo.soap, rinse three,times; to remove fully all the soap,'   pass   through a  warm solution of   oxalic   acid 'and *hen  lightly starch..; Dry in.a<.warmroom.- by k  lightly beating each feather   against .the ,  hand or near the" fire!    To   curl " ostrich  feathers have a dull   knife   with the top  hoi'owed out near   the .point   if'you are  going to make'' a   business, of ,it.    Hold  your feather 'over' V fire,    but not" sufficiently near to scorch it, shaking'it gen %  tly until warm.     Then, holding  the, feather in the left'hand,   place   the fiber of  the feather between'the thumb and knife  edge and (draw ifc along, quickly, ? curling  the end only.    If   feathers   are ,damp at ,  any time,j the curl   may   ba retained   by'"  holding the hat over-the fire and waving -  it until dry.    Then place in a oool   room'  for the fibers to   stiffen.   ' Feathers   may  also be curled over  a   knife   held near a  hot flatiron, .the fheat;, making  .the ourl  more durable." A'little, blue in the water  in which.' white feathers are washed im-   '"  proves the color.  m  \-  ?2������  >/*_*.  WX:  ���������**v/  me an  Dick.  . He Hadlt.  Cora���������What "did you   say   when  expressed \i desire to kiss you?  Dora���������I told him .that I -supposed ha  wad just mean enough to have his own  way. ~        ������������������������������������ i- "       . .��������� ,.  -������f  the'brain-to .'.reoeiye' .impressions ^and'to'  transmit !impulses;^wo"'onnces df'bfahdy1  lessened a'young* man's'lifting capao'Vty51  more than-25'pbr cent,.,. Science gives no  countenance to:..fehe u.se'of-,,.alooholj:  even  in the greatestnifid^  How Girls Should Consider Proposals.  "My.dear girl, when a man   asks   you  to become   his   wife  ,you   ought   to put  some questions to yourself," writes Ruth  Ashmore to girls   on "The Profession-of ���������  Marriage," in the  Ladies'   Home   Journal.    "Satisfy yourself that you love'this  man well enough, not   only to be  happy  with him,, but, if need be, to suffer with  him.    Decide   for   yourself if this be the  man of all others in. whom-you  will find  your ideal companion, for companionship  means as much in.marriage as in friendship.    Then, you must think   of   the future.    Ask   yourself,    too,    whether this  man brings out in   you   all  that is best,  whether he provokes that which   is little  and mean in you, or whether   he  you into making light of   that  good.   ��������� Decide   whether   this  one with whom you would be  grow old;': whether this   man  to whom you would, without  I.. v.���������x.   ,,wMxk.,    (iiuiiuuu    xioai  submit questions that trouble your  piques  which is  man is the  willing to  is the one  hesitancy,  con-  The Proportion of Honest People is Very  il ���������'''���������.'.Smnll.  '���������"���������   The^bther day a reporter put?' an innocent and inconspicuous;  little ; advertisement into a daily paper announcing that  he had found a pociietbook   containing a  considerable' sum   of   money, which  he  would be pleased, to return to the   owner  if tho latter would call at a certain place  During tho next four days the reportor  was visited by 318 persons, of whom ai7,  on being   asked,1 if .;��������� they   had lost a red  morocco   pocketbook'    containing   some  visiting   cards   and   postage   stamps,   a  newspaper clipping and $185 in oiish, replied that they could -not  tell a lie���������they  had.  The 318th person, an elderly woman  with a thin nose and a mole on her  chin, thought there was nearer ������200 than  S185 in the pocketbook, because she had  $330 when she got to;town, and the purchase;;, which she, made (a complete list  of which she recited with great earnestness) came to a very little, if anything,  over $26.      . '."���������'���������  ���������The reporter was compelled, ,in the in-  ierests of strict: veracity, .to state that he  hadn't found any such pocketbook'. The  experience which he gained during those  four days convinced the journalist that  appearances are very deceptive, and that j  many people who seam poor���������or even  penniless���������are in the habit, whenever  they take their walks abroad, of carrying  considerable sums of money with   them.  To Make Blackberry Cordial.  Take very ripe berries   and   put   them  in   porcelain   lined' kettle   on    back' of  range   Let them come to a boil, stirring  occasionally to crush the   berries.' When  the ���������gjuice'  seems   to   be extracted, take  froin'the fire and1 when   cool   enough/ to  j?handle strain through a   jelly' bag.   ?To  "���������each'-*gallon of juice add 3 pounds of   cut  sugar.  Take a good handful of stiok cinnamon, one of whole cloves,, one   of   allspice.    Tie these up ��������� In'a piece of bobihet  or mosquito netting and put in your kettle with juice and sbgar. '��������� Boil until it ia  a thick syrup, remove-from the   fire"and  when cool; take   out   tne   spico    bag and  add to each gallon of,syrup   ono quart of  good, old brandy.,   Bottle, cork and   seal  and it will keep well and  improve' with  age.  The quantity of spices given for blackberry cordial in this recipe is intended  for three or four-gallons of juice. If less  is made, a smaller quantity of spioes will ���������  be.sufficient, but ��������� tho whole spicos are  much better to use than the  ing purer and stronger.  km  ground, bo-  One reason why so many couples view  matrimony in a different light after they  are married is-because they turn the gas  up a little higher.  The Gibraltar Portress.  The greatest   fortress   in   the world is  Gibraltar.   The height of the rock is over  1,400 feet and this   stupendous  precipice  is pierced    by   miles   of xgalleries in.-the  solid stone, portholes   for   cannon   being  placed at frequent intervals.    The rock is  perfectly impregnable.-.-to   the shot of an  enemy, and, by means of   the   great eler.  vation, a plunging fire   can    be  directed  from an enormous height upon a- hostile  fleet.     From the water batteries to.a dis-,  tance   two'-thirds   up..the   rock one tier ..  after anotlior of cannon   is   presented, to  the enemy:    A garrison of from 5,000 to  10,000 troops   is'-maintained,    witb   pro-  visions and ammunition for a six months': ���������  siege.    In 1779 the clebrated,siege   lasted  three years.  The fortress, was successfully,  clef ended by '7; 000 British,   and   attacked  by an army of   over   40,000   men,    with  1,000 pieoes of artillery,   forty-seven . sail  of the lino; ten.- great   floating   batteries   -,  and great numbers at smaller boat*.  For  months over   6,000   shells   a   day   were  thrown into the tower. '$  c  ������^X   FAKMEBS'    ZNSTI1T7TE.  Th<? fir-'fc  regular  me-^irtj.    of  he   abov  itt will be hold at Courtenay on Wed-  lay 23d, at 7:30 p.m.  PROGRAMME,  i on Co-operation  <  Kb J. A* Halliday to lead in discusiion  Lecture c& Feeding for Milk and Butter.  lb. A* Y7r%uhari to lead ia discussion.  Jbsistowr ea F..:.i <*n t.>r.-    ������-K . 1: te   ���������  gpMkpt fat tuooew," by Mr. J. J. B.  Mi. J-'tv. M.mdfll to lead in discussion  v ki tames of speakers have not been  - tfid from the ���������uuy.H.ic.Ki.m, outwiii  before the   meeting,  if received iu  The directors extend a cordial invitation  I tc .11 the farmers and   their wives,  also to  all who may be interested io institute work  to attend   and make   this the first   regulat  Mating a saccess.  Passenger List.  CITY o������ NANAIMO. Feb. 10th, 1898:���������  Mr. Plaut* H. Murdeok, A. Crawford, Btsr:  tha Crawford, Gtrmtn. Mr. Jeffrey, B^rt-  rtok, 9. L. Thomai, Shaw, A. Andetson, "J  Mwrga-i, Mia* M-iK-Jty, ELirv. Florie, P.  1am, R Y**e'P. Berry. Mi i- S-.n *-.-, A. M ���������  KttWey, A-\ioC*Uuu), A. Grant, Mrs. Grant,  T. Tobacco. J". Ablins, Ms. T. Herno ati.i  ���������iiild. Dr. Millard, Mr Smith, B Oiwtord,  D. Jones, J. VV. MuKenzie, J. W. MoJann,  S. Mc-Kalrej.  MOWBY WANTED.- Wanted to borrow  oft a-good ranch $800. Enquire-for particu  lars at Thk Nkw* Or kick.  I, i  V. l.Ji  LOCAL  flea Henry's new ad'  '.   '.'Where was Moses ' when-the light went  ;���������**���������*������������������ ���������������������������'������������������  ;��������� rJWirty yeara ago gold was discovered in  California.'  Three Siwash   law breakers   were taken  to Utaaaimo jail, last boat.  Several attempts. were made to ' get tele-'-  - grama, for this issue  bat proved futils.  Rev. Mr    Tait   filled   the   Presbyterian  pulpit "Sunday r the  Rev. Mr. Dodds being  ill ... . ._, ' ������������������'-       '  : Memorial. Service for the late R-Oand  James will be held at the Methodist Churbj  qaxt Sunday night.  <-.Tnt Council met iu the new City Hall -  last week, at the'corner Duhs'iriufr aveiriie '  ajad Third* street. , '  St.- .Valentines day was a dismally rainy  hot afforded the banal fund'of a  ute-  ���������Qt for the young people. >'  \ TwbNbws comes out on, Tuesday agai;.,  tba cbantts being made necessary on accotUtt  of tbe boat coming on Wednesday.  Mayor Mounce and our   City Council r*������  ' oaived invitations to the opening of tho n*>w  Parliament Building at Victoria.  The Morton Bros., who lived on Geo. G-.  MoDanald's farm, Comox, left suddenly not  loam ago'without so mach a<i asking leave.  _ .There was a pleasant Valentine Party  giT.in by Mr. aud Mrs. F: D. Little Is it  might, at "Beaufort" tbeir beautiful home.  The Gear's big Siberian road will cost  flbo.000.000! when completed it will Impossible to go around the world in tbity three  Afty*.  We acknowledge invatation to Victoria  for Opening Day of the ' new Parliament  Ba'ldihg. The invitations are works of  ftrtr and beantifol souvenirs of the occasion.  A Jap by the name, of  Fiigie  Kakn'oro  and a Mrs.  Annie Turner   were united   in  marriage by the Rev. Mr. Hicks Feb. 27th.  ������fa bride was' supported by  Miss K. San/  the groom by M. Takahashj*  If),  Aay one addresing this paper should put  TJaiaa B. C. on their envelope, as Comox i*  ������ ssjperate and distinct P. 0.    ^Several im  partant oommnnioatious have been delayed a  week in consequence of having been address-���������  ed to Comox.  Report of a   duel   between   two   lover."  reached us yesterday.   Two young men of  >. tine Settlement   are iu love with a certain  ; young lady and it appears they conld not  -permit this state of affairs to last, so they  had a fistic duel over it.    One had his Bhirt  torn off and what damage the other receive if  tbe reporter didn't learn.  Farewell Social*  -\  On Friday the 11th, there was an 'nform-  aj farewell social at the Methodist Church,  " in honor of Mr.   and  Mrs.   Brown.    There  were qnite a number present.    The pnw-  "consulted of Bongs, readings, and recitations.  Cake, taa, and coffee were served.  Rev. Mr. Hicks made a few remarks, in  whieh-he expressed regret at the departure  of Mr. and Mrs. Brown, especially Mrs.  Brown, who has been one of the moat active  Member of the church, she being secretary  ������f ���������-. Lilies' Aid, member of the Choir,  SadSp ���������>'-f^ Lfl"������?n--. ���������  Mr. and Mrs. Brown expect to make the -  fatuf������ homo in Foi't tiiinpiiou.  ������. S. C.  KLONDIKE BOAT SUNK.  The Island) t brought the sad umwh of tbe  osb of a boat o niiusj <\o-vn f-om Klondike  and .supposed to be the Sierra Nevada,  Seventy five paaaengera and a heavy cargo  of gold are reported to have been aboard.  Particulars conld not be o! tained-  PERSONALS  Mr. and Mrs. Gus Hauck went to Vic-  toria on Thursday.  Mrs. Myers, who bought the Hethering-  on fata; haa returned from the Ea>st with  her ohildren.  Chat WxjbsUr, Jas. Webster, and Robt.  Dinsroore left for Klondike last week.  Mrs. B. Westwood, daughter, and Miss  Laura Abrams went to Vancouver on Thursday.  Mrs. Leinhardt was a passenger down on  Thursday's boat; she ia going East.  Father Drrand of, Comox. has gone for a  month's visit to Wellington,  ���������Mr. M. Whitney, editor of this paper  weu'. to Vctor.a on   Thursday,  on a short  bu<iueiH trip: will return to-morrow.  i. *  Mr. Ch .s. Watsou for a number of years  with Simon Leiser in this city, left la<tc  wefk for Victoria, where he will probably  remove his family soon. Mr. Watson has  been a p-polar, salesman/and will be mis-ed  by his many friends in"Cumberland.  NOTICE  During my temporary absence Mr.Kenneth Grant will conduct for me the under  taking business. Orders left at my residence on M.iryport Avenue will receive  prompt attention. P.O. Box No 5  -   Cumberland, Jan. 29. 98.   Alex. Grant.  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.  Hudson Bay Company.���������A very beautifully colored and tasteful folder of "Tiie  Klondike Gold Fieldd," gotten out by tho  Hudson's Bay Co., has been sent as. It has  a complete map of Klondike aad Alaska, also a smaller map showing principal connection* with Canadian railways and starting  points for the gold fields; also gives estimated list of requirements for a miner for  one year with quoted prices.  Official Handbook of The Dominion Of  Canada from the Gov. Printing Bureau.  Two large maps accompany tb>s handsom -  volume, of th������ Canadian Yukon; another of  KootenaJ. District. The title page is beautiful desinged, having a branch of maple;  thcicaves are gorgeoua iu their autumn coloring, the right upper corner lie<u's thf Canadian court of arms, below a wheat fieid  with ita'goUlen sheaves stacked.  The contents present a comiiact duacripliofl  of the advaDteges and desirability of a home  in the Dominion. The book is yrofu^oly illustrated, printed on good oaper iu good  siz-d type.  Gkneral View of Commerce and Industry in the Empire of Japan, is a volume  giving brief outliuas of the commercial and  industrial state of Japan, and is calculated  to '.t.rve as a guide,, useful to foreigu visitors  and readers. Another ediriin ia promised  to follow soon. It certainly appears a useful aad needed work, aad U ueUly gotten  up.  Thk Year Book of B, C. 1S98, comes  to U-. with the compliments of the Author,  R. E. Gbsnell Librarian of the. Legislative  Assembly and Sec. Bureau of Scaf,.sties. Thi.  b ok is neatly bound in' red clo.h. It contains an historical review of the province of  B. C, Parliamentary and judicial descriptions and outlines of educationial, munici  pal system, topography of B. C. its forest  wealth, fisheries, mines, trade, and finance.  There are a number of excellent views, of  cities towns' and country as well as oats of -  former and present legislators. Much time  and careful labor is shown in the work which  contains a good history of our Province.  NOTICE  A meeting of the creditors of A. C. Ful  ton will be held at the Courtenay House  on Wednesday the i6ih inst.-  Comox, Feb. 5 th 1S98.  A.   Urquhart, Trusttee.  BLACK   DIAMOND  MURSERY.  Gomog IRoac-, IRar.aimo, 38, C.  Fuit trees of all descriptions.  O'ramental trees, Shrubs, and  Re sos.  Espinialt, fe Nanaimo Ey.  Time   Table   No.   29,  To take effect at 7 a.m. on Tbnrsday  Nov.  ,4th  1897.    Trains run on Pacific  Standard time.    ' -^  GOING NORTH���������Read -down.  Sftt.fc  I Daily. 1 Siuid'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and  Wellington   Ar. Nanaimo  ���������'   Ar. Wellington..*.   a. ai. | p.m.  B.CO 1 3.00  12.20 t   ft. 16  P. O. BOX 190XXXXXXXXXXX  HUTCHERSON &. PERRY.  Gordon Mupdock.  Third St.       Union, B.C.  Blacksn)it^ii)g  in all its branches,  and Wagons neatly Repaired.  - Wedding   presents.    See  the   stock  hew1) of silverware at Leiser's.  GOING  SOUTH���������iUa'd up.  "        ; r\    "A il    )    f. M  I Duily. i ������i\t. &  .>'uih.\v.  Ar. Victoria |    12.07 |   7 ^  Lv. Nanaimo for Viciorlii.  .    |   8-1C    |. 3.SJ5 .  Lv, Wei.ingtou for Victoria   |   8.U5 '��������� )   3 25'">-..  ,- - '���������������.���������'  -   For  rn'ics and information hvji.j-   at Coin-  l>imy',������ ofllCxja.  A. DUNSMUIR, JOSEPH 1IUNTKR.  PreHidoi't. Oen'l &upt.    .  U.K. PRIOR, .  Hen   Frt'ischt. and Pasn^naer  AK.  FOR SALE.���������My house and two lata la  tho village of Courtenay.  K. Grant, Union.  FOR SALE, RANCH-One mile nnd ������  half from Union, eontains 160 acre*  and will be dibpoeed of at a low rigur*-. Enquire of JamksAbbams.  For Salk.���������The' dwelling house and  lot oh'M������rvport avenue belong ing.to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The hou.se-isii.storey,  well built, wood well of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitijey, Nkws Office.; \/  ��������� M O N E Y  to loan upon improved',-  real est.-.te. L. P. Eckstein.  ,\/  6^0'  .'. ^  a  and a-hal  two of  imfo's Men's Shoes  for a  ������011 want a  9 fit  lon^e  >~n.?<j\'  iL  \i  \t  m  4  ^1  ft  ets of iM^Fi  o cents*

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