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 ,'X-  7  l X  J ...  \  !-' ������  ')   '  fe>.  /  J 4  if1  #1    .if  feV<i  ! &#  SO.   .223 /UMIO.V ' CCi'vIxJX    DISTRICT.-. B.^G*   TUESDAY   FEB.  S������<5^232/������iy 'Z':'sz&.  in"  ;<s^a  r  UlttNlMlltTlHAlK  For   the choicest meats we are head   quarters1;;  If you have not tried our noted satis-. .-.  ages, bologna and head .cheese,-   :.  <     you should do  so at  once.    ,   ^  &     - --���������j*,;^r!r    Fresh vegetables, eggs,!  . ''"^-'"���������and   butter:    sal-  '':*>,    ', " .   . ��������� '  .  .       ,'/;,    mqn  bellies, ^      ,���������      ,  : . '  1 r J       * ^ v * *  Mackerel,  etc        .    \     ; -'  Shipping Supplies /  Vi.  Jja^st By ��������� Wire  ":v/ as������  t i1"   r f       *  Parliament j,    Building  at  Ottawa  PartlyAahes���������Valuable Ore Found  Near -Powell  Lake,    Biok and ex-'  tensive .aa the .Trer.dwell   Mines���������  Other Items.  UNi  1897.    $2.00    PER    ANNUM.  jpcjnenal Met chants and Butchers, .  * and COURTENAY, -       -       - B.  IOW .^JS  ���������uck  f* ' f *   * J,      ft r*  A successful, merchant and we wijJ show you .  a    man-who  keeps thoroughly r posted "aVj'd1  ,watches,ths-cost j6f every-'single  article he-  purchases,'-'    ;.;/W >.  ,    ',v,'.' /y , *   r;~-".)'    'r~ '- ^".C~rj,_-. j,~- .'-������/ ��������� :-jj--y - -"'.*'/ .-vi'^.x   ���������,.'^--v; ,<., .,"',/ *���������  -J^  That's the reason the v/omen of Umon use  our prices as a standard for what they should1  pay for goods elsewhere.  PRICES   .ON    APPLICATION   AX:  AT  .    -'<-, '''".'a'1'; Small Pox.  ^Victoria.-^Small Pox is raging in  mSny"parts;'of Japan, 140 cases having  occurreil'.in Tokio, within two week.  Is?*^, Famine Fund.     r   -  Nanaimo.���������The   citizens  of Nanaimo  have contributed^ $292.00  to the  Indian  .famine fund.*'1, *������-'**.   ',  < ,     .-'-    SHIPIflNG..  BarlcC.irrolton. chartered; Dovenlywall  sailed^ Bark Wilna saild. rAt Wellington  ship   Highland   Light' waiting   to , load;  ship Occidental and Columbia sailed.-  ,'    ���������   '   Heavy Earthquake.  Brigliam\City,  Utah.���������This  city  has.  just-been visited, by  the  heaviest  earthquake" 'shock   eye/'  exDeiienced  in   this  valley.  x. '.Immense Find. . ,;  Nanai'm'o.���������A -hundted foot ledge  has  been-~ciiscQyc.>-ed   at   Powell Luke     The*  fit"?    '   v        '  leclge^ has~bee;ni  traced  over  a  mile  in  'length.',  The,'o\\ners of the   prospect feel  "sure thatxihey,have a piopeity as valuahfe1^  and fexteri".���������ive", .as the  famous  TreadweJl  Qu.irtz quarrv,in.Alaska.   - /    ���������������������������  " " .4 .   After The Stuff..  -T-tie. Duchess of Souiherland has taken  out'-'a .miner's1 license t by   proxy.   ^The  fdtuchess*',is the'-wife  of the hea'd  ofthej  -Go^er family,.one of the wealthiest of the  .,noble"s'tocj^ of, England. -  St- Louis,   Mo.���������Throughout  the cen-  ospital.  *c  ���������AV  uital'|  town above   ta  Igrime  l} visited the Union Hos-  % Then you should. ,   It  thing   that   lifts    the  of   coal dost and  the scramble aaWrush foe dollars.    It  re-  presenta   altruiattlSand   Avlnle    eminently  practicable,, is aiio^Bentiifental.  Let ua go,aa'-^risifc of ,investigation. <  It 13 a plain.t^^story,wooden building  built' for  comf.pllpindo.iblediy,    but   not  a dime Iks, ueeu|speut for auy/archilectu-  am&t-i    4       ������ x  .... 'asai-i-'j.     is        , vf  rat dl^play.  The view is  over    the   towuVa'i  topped rauge of^We Bufordsbiountaius  Mr. DdUiuiaitBaftve   an/*n������ie block in  t^ismmS^^ (St  the best,^^fe������s;iI1:JPtli0:"> for fche H������a  yito!  aa   we turn aud look  a vay   to   tbe   white  Prices  You will find in, my selection of this  fall's goods bargains never offered you  before. Fine black worsted sui:  1.GO,  nice nobby Scotch  suits $25.00  And  Overcoats From  $20 00   u p.  *ES=  Union   Shipping.  Tbe Tepic left  on the   ioth  with  420  tons of coal for the C.P.R., Vancouver.  The Maude left on the 12th with 340  tons of coal for the C.P.N., Victoria.  On the 12th the str. Florida left for  San: Francisco with 5,500 ,10ns of coal lor  the Southern  Pacific.  On the 13th the Tepic with 20b tons of  coal for the C.P.R., and 200 tons of coal  and 25 tons of coke for the Sugar refinery  at Vancouver.  On tbe 15th the Minneola left for Los  Angeles with 3,200 tons of coal for the  Southern Pacific.  The San Mateo will be due Thursday  or Friday.  Why  send  away for  your  printing  when you can set it cone equally as well at  the News ?    Our prices are reasonable,   and  we are now prepared to turn out everything,  in.the line of Job Printing.  Price of Seal Skins  Victoria, Feb. 11. Several sealers  have gone to the West Coast; they offer  Indian hunters $2,00 a skin, as they cannot pay any more at the present price  for seal.  Terrific Storm.  Toronto,   Ont.-.Feb. 12th.���������The  worst  snow  storm  of the year prevailed  this  morning   with    a   light   wind   blowing.  Street car, and other taffic suspended.  Attacked By Christians.  Canea, Feb.iith.���������A band of families  which had been permitted to leave here  under agreement   with the    Christians,  while proceeding to Heraklican, escorted  by troops,  were  attacked  by  Christians  and suffered considerable loss.  Opposed To Woman Suffrage.  Helena, Mont.   Feb. 11th.���������The   Montana   legislature,    yesterday    afternoon,  placed  itself on   record   as  opposed  to  woman sufferage by. a voted of 4* to *2  tral and and'northern pdiis of the state a  blizzaid is laaing. All trains are coiring  ''roni the wesf have no trouble.  ]      \YpRK Suspended.  The wo?-k on the New Vancouver Coal  C������.'s drill-hole on the.N?naimo Meadows  has   beensuspe'nded. ^  I  ���������    Wel^Known. Citizen Dead.  Nan-iin>,Feb. 13th.���������F. Ron bottom of  tha UnioiBakery died at 10:30 last night  of inflamniy rhumatism.  Bkglars Sentenced.  Vnncour.���������Cockle    and    Hicks  the  Rushy  Csk  burglars, have  been  sentenced tojyears imprisonment.  \    No   Pay.  A   By->  is   bein'i?   passed   in   New  Westmin',  prohibiting.aldermen being  p.ud for tr services.  Sanitary Visit.  Nana'u���������Dr. Montizambert, Supt.  of Domir Quarantine, and Dr. Watt,  Supt., ofrovincial Quarantine, will  visit this j this week to look into local  conditiorjlt is their intention to be  very stnvith vessels coming from  infected b.  V  I  ��������� '.,..- iVent Ashore.  News received today that the Collier M.-UW with 3,500 tons of coal  from T<i for San ���������'Francisco, went  .ashore <ihe Point near Port Towsend  So far thugs have been unable to  haul hei' Its expected  she will h.'ve  ire'otoryA have , been 'unable  |������|-.     mt ���������     '  r,oJ^>������^M"^f^pa   clear-d' away, or en-  SSjpropeTifcyi ^o������{  lack   <*������  funds;  JJesiudtWtakelin' the   sizo,of the  ������l?aiouadl^Oli'khe north   it   mer.  ^iottl'etfopitr^^ou   ihe west there is  to dischher cargo  before she can be  floated, j  j Lumber   Cargo.  VanC| B.C.���������One of the  biggest  lurriberes on record   will leave here  this wet he ship  Speke;   will  carry  2.i66,oi valued at $20,000.  >    j '  ( Coal Prospects.  I  Seveirties  have gone  north  to  Queenine*Sound to examine the  new ccjpects..  !  er Agent Office.  Ott^ commisioner has been  appoiiinvestigate the affairs of the  office jinson, crown timber agent  of Briumbia,  Pant Building Burned.  1  ThfjWing of the Parliament  buildijlawa was burned Friday;  loss e\$i 50.000-  Ud.ion hue  We will enter.    No-electric   bells,   but  a rap brings.a bright faced young woman,  ceiiiug, ruua through the buildmg, with  doors ou either side, opening into the  rt'a. da.  The first room   oa   the   rifcjht  ia callod  the iiurats' room,  but in used aa a general  .���������ecepciun  room;   011    the   ltofc   are  several  warda,  large and   cleanly,    with   iron bed-  .steads; all the rouma are well lighted.  At the far end on the rn,htis the kitchen, ac the left the diunig room; ou the  tjecoud floor the same general plau: but  here is   the bath room.  Pautry and ttore room ? Ah ! these it  beems were omitted in the origiual plan of  the building���������all for want; of tunda.  The strictest economy ruleo eveiywhere,  and though cleanliness and ^ order pravail  throughcui the building, is is oh 1 so bare  of so much neeued couiforD to procure  winch it-quired money !  Mrs. Kcid is Matron and housekeeper,  ia face has general management of our-  chasing supplies, exaimues f^nd certifies to  tne correctaess of a.i bills and performs j  various duties with satisfactory ability  and    diguity;   both    Mis.   R������id   and   her  husband���������who as^ibts her iu   many ways   are universal-'favorites, with the miners,  who appreciate their devotion to the duties of their position.  Miss Snaw is senior nurse, and has  been, since the hospital was regularly organized; she had made a study of the pro  feasiou beforo coniiiig here, aud has prov-  ed a most efficient and competent uurce.  Uuder the the directions of the h/soital  surgeons she lias charge of the wards.  Miss Amus, though ouly admitted recently as nurse, has proved herself eminently adapted te the work aud likes it  very much.  The nurses and matron are miserably  paid; it in supposed the trustees cannot  afford the money to increase their salaries,  as they would wish to.  The hospital surgeons are Drs. Lawrence and Westwood, whu though g viug  all required aid, and ao.eutitn., receive  no compensation from the trustees.  The li umber of patients varies, tome-  times b-iu-J iAot i.noj'ii ti:au ouo, ,Ag;;ia as  many as a dozeu aud more. At present  there  are  five.  The  recoid   of  the hospital ia- the  very  -best.    People' go   there  to  get'  ���������well.   and'  most  always  da.   Some   wonderful    cures  have  been  made,    attesting'  to    the  bkill  ��������� of    the    attending    surgeons     and     good  nursiug; 'several   bad  c^es,   of men. terribly  torn  and  mutilated,'have  been  skillfully  operated on  aud  restored, to  health  and  use  ������f their injured  members.  -    The  patients' have  not  been  all  miners  C I - .- , '  but  many ' from, all parts  ofc the   district -  have  been  admitted.  ^        < -. < "  Money  is sorely  needed.    An    addi.ion  for    dining   room,    kitchen    and    pantry ���������  should, be built,   and'the  rooms  at   pres������ ":  ent used   for these  purposes   turned   into  wards.    A   separate   outlying   ward. -for.  infectious cases,   is also a crying want.  Ifc would even "be  a wise  move to ia- '  cur   a    debt, ���������  to -, pay   the    matron   and.  uur'tes reasonable salaries,   and  for   need*  ed    improvements,    and   call    upon '/the1  Government, for a larger   grant. ' Unfor-  tunately   a. deficiency  is about   the aonly1',  argument "for  more  money   to  which  the .  Government ������ill listen u neverthela^s wead-t  vise/rigid 'economy;  and" we    believe   jf'~  ���������. j x, i- 1    1. *     1  the  people'of'this district, will  do   their1''  ntmost  to  aid   this institution,   the - Gov-  "*irameut -will   be    much 'more   likely    to  render ffuch assistance  as;.will  be necesj-  ar v.   '. -^"������������rn orary:���������-whu���������buILw���������  volumes of ieadmg poets, and. novelists,  about forty dollars worth of books, bat  any contributions to the same are al-  ways acceptable. ' x  On Moadiy ntxr, a ooucert for the  henefit ot the Hoiipital, is s. to be given  at Piket's Hall ������o everyone will have an  opportunity of showing their sympathy,  with a disposi.iou to help a noble work  by   buying   lie .eta,    even  >��������� '*>* * -1  "B.  **      ^ Hi* I  **    I  ^r  < 1  ' .r-I  1 ^ -��������������� 5.  though  uaable  to  attc-rid:  CHARITY  Cumberland  Hall   Monday Evenirtg,  February 22nd,  1897   Chair Seats as   far   as   Practicable.  In aid of the   Union   and  Comox District Hospital.  OPLIMD  Under the  Management  MR.   HQ^ELL5.  Tickets,       50 cents  Spelling- Match.  The   Ladies'  Aid  of   the    Presbyterian.  Chureh will give an fntertaimnent on '.Cues-  day evening, next wftek i��������� the Presbyferiaii  Church.    Th-rt, wid be a ������.^.|Hnjj raat.c.i   in  ,woclas'-e8:   one class  iuclndint-   all   uuder  15  yefir. of age, tbe other all over 15 \ears.  P-rst, eeci>nd .-nd third prize,; will bs given  of S3 00,   S2.00  aud   ?1 CO   to  each- cla-s!  T:.e:<r  .vii! n-.a-.i h-   :;.   or  iijen'.-s.     AditUboiou   25   -  cents.  ���������'Hm   a*,������l   rtfresb-  wnts.    Children 10 -���������1  3  ���������I  ! -n  u  I*;.  l! :  I'M  ffifi:  The Weekly News*.  M.    WHITNEY,    Publisher.  ."UNION BRITISH COLUMBIA  Great Britain has refused to assent to  the partition of China. She prefers a  retaining wall to a partition.  There is a suspicion that the reported  discovery by a Maine man of a perpetual motion machine that would saw-  wood was nothing- more than a disgruntled or expectant politician.'  A French physician says that "tho  fumes of gasoline will raise, the voice  of a woman several notes." A match  added to that combination will also  raise the rest of the woman.  be attained.  allowed under penalty  LovemakingSSwSI no  otgQffljtAe.  girls will darn stockings anaj'knit mi  tens for the boys, but tke^latter  order to be available for ^membership,  must refrain from smoking^ chewing  and drinking.  in  '.������J\  The enforcement of our^hnmigration  laws appears to be haviug|a������good effect  in preventing objectionable persons  from coming to this country and in  turning the tide of undesirable emigra-  There is nothing very remarkable in  a Chicago girl marrying a blind musician in East Liverpool, Ohio. Love  3s said to be blind. Besides, marriage  .with a Chicago girl' often has a teu-  'dency to open one's eyes.  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' ou  the homeless persons who sleep there  at night.  Bret Harte says he has written over  600 short stories. Yes, but those he  wrote previous to 1870 were worth  more than are those he has written  Bince. He has become prolific at the  expense of that quality which lent,such  a charm to his earlier work.  tiou to South America. The effect is  only beginning to be perceptible at the  ports of entry, however. ah(V;4t will be  many years before the misclfibk already  done in the country at larger can be  overcome. . A long course ;'of^external  vigilance and internal improvement is  needed to make the population of this  country all that it ought trf;be. or even  what we like to believe that,it is now.  The Philadelphia paperpslj' the effort of the Union TraetionjCo'mpany to  provide some cars exclusively for male  smokers has proved a .'failure. The  smoking cars have been*'provided all  right and conspicnibusly-'labeled, in addition t6 which 'the, conductors notify  every woman essay iu'gV'to board one of  these cars that it is a^smoking car. But  in spite of signs auG*,, conductors' announcements every smoking car carries  more women than men, and the smokers have to enjoy their-cigars regardless  of the presence of wonien or go on their  way smokeless, as^-they did before  smoking-  cars were provided.  Our army, which is~about 25,000, cost  last  year  a 'little ;,<oyer    $10,000,000,  A' precedent interesting to women  has been established by the London  'County Court. A lady brought suit  against St. George's vestry for damages from the careless driving of a  water cart, which drew so near tbe  sidewalk that her dress was sprinkled  and' spoiled. ������ The Court awarded her  seven  Tho Philadelphia free libraries claim  they have the greatest circulation in the  rworld. From Oct. 30, 1S95, to Sept. 30,  189G. ,1.293,004 volumes were circulat-  , ed, exclusive of tbe reference books  consulted in the library buildings.  These figures, if correct, exceed those of  Manchester, England. Chicago and Boston, hitherto considered as the largest  dn the world.  , The old practice of disposing of a certain undivided portion of land which is  sold for taxes is still maintained in several, SjjitejJ.jimLl,.a_t..sucb ajsale^ui .Ivan-,  isas C'ily"not"iong agb a inTn~is"roc6rae7l  as having purchased a vigintillionth of  a square inch, in other words that portion wl\;.ch would result in dividing a  square inch by 1 followed by 120 ciphers.   Here is a pleasant problem for a  fwintcr evening. r    '  which was $040 a man.  expensive, as compared  The London Times is responsible for  this: 'Tt is not generally known that  the talented wife of Mr. McKinley was  called to the American bar in tbe early  part of 1S93, and that she enjoyed for  a long while the distinction of being t lie  only lady of the legal profession who  pleaded on behalf of clients before her  own husband, who was the judge of the  circuit in which she practices.'.' Americans who want to learn things about  themselves tbat are not so will do well  to read the English newspapers.  This is rather  with the cost  of maintaining soldi'fers' in Europe. But  it should be remembered,that our men  get good food, and", that the cost of  transporting soldiersVin a "country that  is 3,000 miles',wide/, and 2,500 miles  from north to south, is slightly different  from tbe cost of sdifting men about in  a eountry.no large'rVthan many of our  States. The soldiers deposited with tlie  paymasters' during the .year $420.33S, j  which is doing* prct'ty^well in economizing on $3 8., a month/' '^P^\  ���������i ������������������..    '��������� '' ' '-H'?.������  The well-known slircwcliidsssbf Mene-  lik of Abyssinia is again mai^s^TOf^^  ent in his appeal to'the popc^M    ^}  liiftffiafcii  has beaten the Italians-by force ot arms  and   established   the   integrity, of   his  country, but he knows enough of European diplomacy to appeal to the head of  the church to take part iii the'settlement oiftlie trouble.   His attitude from  the first of the war to the present day  has indicated a quality of statesmanship., combined   with   "g-enerasity;- per- j  sonal bravery and great military skill, I  comparable   to any such  in  evidence  among Europeans.  PpvEKPIAPS there is no annual  -^event looked forward to with  greater pleasure than camp meeting time in the South, in which part  of the country they are conducted on  entirely original and unique plans,'says  a writer in the Globe-Democrat.   '  Those who have never attended one  of these  open-air meetings  can  form  no idea of how they aro carried on. and  the many curious and peculiar things  to be seen and heard.   Camp meetings  have been handed down from .generation to generation.-and may properly be  called a Methodist invention.     Camp  meetings  are  sometimes   regarded  as  sensational, but there can' be no doubt  that they do a world of good in redeeming''and saving those hardened in sin.'  Whatever the merits of "city preaching,"  there  is a distinctiveness about  camp meeting services arising from the  very nature of the case.    They are a  direct appeal to the popular heart, and  derive no small measure of their inspiration and effectiveness not alone from  tbo  comparative  informalities of  the  service, but from the hospitality, which  creates a community of good .feeling  amid parties present; the sense of wor-  sbip'ng in "the groves, which are God's  first temples," operating in the meantime an abiding element of interest and  devatio'i.   Rightly considered, the camp  meeting is the school of a host of virtues, and it is not too much to say -that  its history, though an old, old story, has  never been adequately told.  Toget squarely down to the enjoyment  {msinesW which caused them to remain  away from the arbor, but those interested in their souls' salvation usually  returned to the arbor in time to fall  into lino when the parson extended the  invitation for penitents to come to the  anxious bench.  Services are held almost continually  during the day and late into the evening, and when the pine knot lights on  the platforms covered with dirt around  the arbor begin to flick and flare and  cease to cast their shadows the older  people retire to their beds within the  tents, while the younger set are given  fiu opportiiniiy to make love and say  sweet nothings while they chew sweet  gum gathered from the trees near the  springs. *    "  To those reared amid there-lining Influences of cultivated society such decorum   may  seem  strange,  but  when  the environments aud isolating circumstances surrounding these people are  taken into consideration it is altogether  excusable.   No class of people on earth  have a higher regard for truth, virtue  and   the  Christian  religion,  and  they  are happy in the ignorance of the gay  -aud frivolous, ways of the upper crust  of the  world.    They know little and  care less about the outside world. They  are   true-hearted   and ���������stand  by   each  other.    They are truly the children of  nature  and  love  the  bright suushine  and mountain wildness.    Liberty and  freedom go band in hand with .them,  and this is second only to the love they  feel for their God.  to shout,-she would always take the  precaution to hand her hat to some  good sister with the remark, "Hold my  hat while 1 shout."  This is oiie of the few of the, colored  camp meetings of the original pattern  left, and this-gives it an interest that  it would not otherwise have. The collection basket is not passed around, but  those desiring to contribute walk up  aud place their coin on the altar where  ,tho hymns are sun'g, and some of them  walk fonvard with as much pomp as if  they were taking part in a cake walk.  They glory in this manneivof contributing. The meetings are not run for revenue only, and'small collectionscdo not  lessen their zeal one whit. They get  all there is to be got from such a meeting. The feature of the camp is tbe  singing, and when sinners are called to  the' anxious bench, the congregation  sings snatches of hymns, occasionally  ringing in a made-for-the-occasion lino  or two and always winding up with a  refrain. There was never more touch-,  ing,music than these people make. It is  weird and grand, and is sung like every ,  word came from the very' depths of  their hearts.  One of  their hymns  ran something  like this:  De   Lord   seed   er   sinner   er   cryin'   an'  prayin'��������� .' <���������  ,Keep er prayin', sinner!  An' de devil,was a:swayin' an' swayin'-~'  Keep er prayin', sinner!   ,  it ' i  Den de sinner got 'ligionian' gwine ter git  more��������� ���������  Keep er prayin', sinner!  He'll. Jan' himself on de happy shore���������-  Keep or prayin', sinner!  'Postle Peter is standin' at de gate���������     " ,  Keep er prayin', sinner!  Not long fer dis sinner ter wait���������  ,vene in the dispute between .  and Italy.    The wily African  An Englishman has compiled a life  of Grover Cleveland for a series of biographical works issued by a firm iu  London, which will be a curiosity in  the way of inaccuracies, if those quoted  In an article from London are a sample.  Fortunately, a newspaper of London  bas called attention to a score or more  glaring errors, and perhaps the book  will be corrected in a subsequent edition. An American life of Gladstone  so erroneous as to statement of fact  .would be laughed out of print in London. '     . '���������  ih,l ,i ii, ii i if lrf^^^^^^''*^^T^^l"*'^'**g*"^r^*",^^=,1^  An "extraordinary instance of hereditary tendency to suicide was told by  Prof. Brouardel in Paris lately. A  farmer near Etampes hanged lr iii self  without apparent cause, leaving a family of seven sons and four daughters-.  Ten of the eleven subsequently followed the father's example,- but not until  they had married and begotten children, all of whom likewise hanged  themselves. The only survivor i.s a  son, who is now OS years of age and  has passed safely beyond the family  age.  The Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the Wright  irrigation law of California is of great  importance to the arid region of tne  West, settling, as it does, the right of  taxation for irrigation purposes, and  deciding tbe fate of about $20,000,000  of irrigation bonds. Tbe decision Avill  give a tremendous impetus to irrigation,  and farming iu California, Oregon,  Washington, New Mexico. Colorado  aud Arizona, and tbe last live will undoubtedly pass laws modeled upon the  one which has just been sustained.  Business which has practically been at  a standstill waiting for the settlement  of this question will soon feel the influence of the favorable decision..  Dem  Keep cr prayin'.  lamps,  sinner!  (ley    burn  heabenly  bright���������  Keep er prayin', sinner!  Dey seem so glor'us ter my sight���������  '    . Keep, er prayin', sinner!  Abraham's bosom is safe an' wide-  Keep er prayin', sinner!    ���������  Dat am whar I'm er gwine tor hide-  Keep er prayin', sinner!   ���������  s������  THEY- OCCASIONALLY  GdiT   WORKED UP TO A VERY HI Gil PIT Gil.  The performance of one's duty, especially in the case of an officer of the  law, often brings unpleasant experiences, and those of the late Judge  Parker of Arkansas were peculiarly so.  He presided over the United States  court of the Western district of that  State and had criminal jurisdiction  over Indian territory. Iu that time he  sentenced 100 men to the gallows and  sent over 0,000 men to the penitentiary.  The death sentences averaged almost  eight a year. Considering the present  state of lawlessness in the territory and  the cheapness at which human life is  held there, it would be interesting to  know what ���������Judge Parker's ideas were  on capital punishment as a deterrenl  influence on crime.  UIMJH1BU.UUUUU  hanging  Sixteen young women of Renovo, Pa.,  have organized the Edelweiss Social  Club, the purposes of which are to furnish entertainment for invited young  men. They have engaged a club-room  and are arranging it in a delightful  manner. Just what tbe initiatory ceremonies will consist of the young ladies  will not say, but one of tbe girls has  admitted that a kiss and a hug shali  be the password for all male members.  The young women who are the prime  movers in the novel club declare their  object is to get the young men off the  street corners during the winter, and,  inasmuch as tlie club girls are all pretty  and fetching,  their object will doubtless  Following the lead of.Chicago,-a New  York dry-goods house is about to start  a little school in. its- own premises  where the cash girls can obtain instructions one or two hours every clay, as  also those older ones whose early  schooling has been neglected. In one  of the large dry-goods stores of Chicago  a day and night school is maintained,  ���������with competent teachers and all tbe  modern accessories of a first-class  school-room, where the employes of the  store are given free education. In Milwaukee one of the greatest breweries  conducts a school, library and reading  room for its employes, who are over  10,000 in number. All three were established despite tbe protests of those  who said the advantages would never  bo utilized, and all triumphed from the  outset. The school compares favorably  with the best public schools in the  city; the reading room is well patronized, and this library is employed to its  full capacity.  of camp meeting it is necessary to attend one held in the mountains of  North Georgia or South Carolina. Those  nearer tbe cities have too many frills  to be really enjoyed. The tent holders  are always hospitable aud kind, and  no one need go with a feeling of goneness in the gastric regions. And such  eating! Fried yellow-leg chicken, big  fat chicken pie, baked turkey and���������  everytbing^good. To a hungry soul the  invitation, '-Turn up yer plate and help  yerself," is generally accepted without  further ceremony. Tbe good people  want you to eat, and eat plenty. This  is always a part of the program that  is seldom neglected.  Frequently some bold and daredevil  mountaineer, without the love of the  Lord or the fear of revenue officers in  his heart, will open up a blind tiger  a short distance from the ground,  where mountain dew of illicit make is  sold to bis neighbors, or to.any one  else with tbe necessary price. Occasionally these blind tigers get their  neighbors into trouble, but not often,  as tbe mountain people have a way peculiarly their own of standing by each  other in all matters relating to the  liquor question. Many of them regard  a little spirits as necessary, even at a  camp meeting.       . ~~  At a cunp meeting in Lumpkin County a few years ago the writer heard a  former dispenser of com juice give his  experience.    He said:  "I came, through just , seven years  ago, if I'm spared to see1 Sepiemoor  comin'. just erbout sundown at Bald  Knob. Preachers could preach in them  days..' 1 had laid by my crap, an' had  nothin' special to do,-an', thinks I. I'll  go to camp meeting an' sell er few pints  er licker. But I soon seed I was lost  aceordin' ter Scripter, an', somehow or  somehow else I felt powerful pestered.  I just hauled down my colors an' give  right up, an' I hain't sold ao licker  sense. I done fergive everybody, even  old Brother Latham, who owes fer two  quarts er licker bought at camp meetin'  eight years ago "  At this point "Brother Latham"  thought it time for a change in program, and asked that all unite in  prayer, while a large i.urnber of the  young people- made for t':e spring.  Young folks can  get mighty thirsty  at camp meeting.    Frequent trips are  made to the spring by the belles and  j beaux, and it is also a noticeable fact  I tbat some of the couples bad "pressing"  Near Gainesville there is a colored  camp ground. The meeting here usually lasts from one to three weeks, according to the outpouring of the spirit  and the tenacity of tbe provision crop.  The preaching, shouting, singing and  "trancing" of these people are somewhat novel. They ocoasionallj' get  worked up to a very high pitch and become frantic when the grace of the  Lord touches them, and sometimes one  of them will go off in a trance and remain motionless for hours. After "reviving" they will tell wonderful stories  of their visit to tbe heavenly land.- Some  of these stories are entirely unreasonable, but while they are being narrated  the good members will stand by and  groan "Amen!"  It was noticed, however, that, no matter how badly one of the sisters wanted  '   A Vegetable Pistol.  But the most remarkable, instance of  this method of scattering tbe , seeds  (shooting them from the pod), is afforded by Ilura crepitans, a baudsome  tree, native'- of ��������� the forests of South  America. The curious fruit of this  tree is a somewhat flattened, deeply  furrowed or fluted body, made up of  aicirclc-of-rnany cells,.each containing-  one, seed'. When tbe seeds are ripe tbe  cells-open, and .-expel .tjaom .with \x lou'ri  report,'lfi;e,thej?rack of a pistol. Hence  the,.' fruit '--is ��������� sometimes , called the'  "monkeys''' dinner-bell."  Stories have been 'fold of Hura  fruits being-placed in desks and subsequently opening and discharging their  seeds with such violence as to break  ink-wells, and even to crack the wood  of the desk.���������St. Nicholas.  Mexican Burials.  Tbe Mexicans have a queer way of  burying tbe dead." The corpse is tightly  wrapped in century plant matting, and  placed iu a collin hired for about a shilling. One or two natives, as tbe case  may be, place the coffin oil their heads  and go at a trot to the grave, where the  body is interred, and the coffin is then  returned. The wealthy class use tbe  tram cars as hearses, and the friends  follow beside the car on foot.  Threatened with Blindness.  Mr.  Leonard  Courtney,  .who   was  a  prominent candidate for the Speakership of the House of Commons two  years ago, is threatened with total  blindness.  Tare  this  PT"^HE "sacred bonds .of matrimony"  being broken by the courts of  and other countries at an  alarming rate. In this country, according  to recent statistics, 20 per cent, of marriages now terminate in divorces, and 50  per cent, of divorces are granted on  grounds that cannot be regarded as preservative of the home and society. From  all of which it would appear that a large  percentage of divorces are obtained simply because of the ease .with which they  are obtained. In this phase of the matter lies the source of alarm. For many  years the National Divorce League has  been trying to obtain uniform divorce  laws in all the States. While uniformity  of law would do much to lessen the number of divorces, it would seem that there  should be a Marriage Reform League  seeking to rehabiliate in the public mind  the idea regarding matrimonial compacts,  ->nce predominating. Such a league cooperating with the former might accomplish much to benefit society.    Marriage  has been divested of much of its religious character; indeed, has become more  of a civic contract. It was once protected by the church, it is now protected by  law, and pretty loose law in some States-  of this Union. Iii about such proportion  as the church has relinquished protection  of marriages, have divorces'multiplied;  and in about such proportion as lawyers  have. made divorce laws, divorces have-  been rendered easily obtainable. Putting  two and two together, it would seem that  as respect for marriage vows has decreased, divorces have increased. Respect for marriage vows is the only guarantee of the home. Perpetuity of the  home is the only safety of society. The  rapid increase of divorces should therefore be a matter of deep concern, should  be a matter for -prompt and wise action  regarding marriage iii the first instance,  and divorces in the second. Unless this  great question is tackled at both ends, it  never can be satisfactorily solved... This  is the sum and substance of the ma.tter.  .1  ./\1 .' .1*  1^  y^?^?^������T5������f5i������r ^^NvXfc'^U-Ni^Nii'S?^"  ��������� J*** ggp'Sgm*  | BILL'S RAGE FOR HIS LIFE 1  F'  i  >  I OR  over a  week  it    bad    been  threatening great things.    For a  Aveek  nobody ' on ��������� the  "Lazy  H."  ranch had caught more than a momentary glimpse of the' sun.    Chill winds'  whistled'and,roared over the bleak and  desolate prairies on the range and fitful whirls' of rain made it all the more  ', disagreeable to'the  weary  boys  who  were at work night and clay to keep the  'uneasy herd from rushing away to the  desert of tbe south.    Although it was  ' early  for   wintry   manifestations, -yet  that a serious storm was imminent was  realized by all the nlen employed on tho  ranch.    Great bunches of cattle milled  at various points on the range, but little  effort was made to break tbe mills, for  fear  they  would   be followed by  the  1    more serious danger of a general stampede.    Riders constantly  watched  the  fretful  animals   when    they     became  weary  from   hunger  as   they    rushed  around in that ceaseless grind.    Nothing but a. wall of horns was to be seen,  as  the steers, presented  an  unbroken  front to all comers.    With- the muttering of the thunder came Io wings and  .     tossings-of the horns  with added energy in tbe tramp, tramp of the frightened animals.  It was hard'and weary work to keep  the herd from starving as-Vell'as rushing wildly towards the gulf.    All over  /"/H-the Panhandle eounta-tiiOvEflmo'con.  ���������*-. V*bu-iuu&"-c.visreurancrtnat gloomy week  In November was probably  the most  exciting   tour  of   duty   the   ranchmen  ever put in in a region where hard work  abounds  and  the  rewards  are  small.  Ten'' thousands  pairs  of  horns    were  ,.    .     enough to keep a small army of "Lazy  H." cowboys fairly busy when everything  was pleasant.    Now there  was  need  for double their number.    They  .     were. scattered  in  groups  under sub-  bosses, so that every man was doing  two men's work, and that, too, without  an opportunity for rest, excepting sucn  as could be snatched when the milling  bunches were quiet for' a.' few minutes.  "If this thing keeps up much longer,"  said "Curley" Brock, as the week was  almost gone,  "I allow  I'll   jump   tbe  game.    I'm almost all cashed in now  and kaint stand it much longer.    Just  look at them bulls, a-millin' and a-mill-  ln' there.   Ever see anything so mean?  Why,   they   ain't  done   nothin'   fer   a  whole week but tramp about and go off  their feed.    I allow there ain't no use  of trying to break 'em. whatever."  "They'll break pretty soon, or I lose  my guess," said the boss. Bill Martin.  "I figure that them clouds'il bust somewhere hereabouts, and, then look out.  Wisht I had some more ponies, or leastways some that were fresh. We got to  ride considerble hard to keep up ef they  stampede,.which I allow they will."  As he spoke a long tongue of brilliant  light left the clouds and. winding a devious  and   uncertain   way  across  the  black skies, pluuged into tbe earth at  no great distance from where the ranchmen stood.    Instantly it was followed  by a roar and rumble of thunder as if  a park of artillery bad suddenly gone  Into action.   The sound was deafening,  the thunder m that country often being  sufficiently severe to shake the nerves  of the strongest man.    Following this  came a roar as of some mighty cataract, as the wind took sudden volume  and that huge bank of clouds bore rapidly  dOAvn   upon   the   milling''  beasts.  Just as suddenly the animals halted in  their march and turned frightened eyes  in  the   direction   of    the    advancing  storm.    Then   they    moved    uneasily,  tossed their horns and dug up tbe turf  as the first spattering raindrops fell all  about and upon them.  "Here, you fellers,' yelled Martin.  ��������� "Get busy there an' head off them  blamed steers. Don't ye see they are  goin' to stampede? Hurry, and p'int  'm at that gulch over their. Ride, you  jdevils, as you never rid.before."  Suiting the action to the word the  boss put his pony into a violent gallop  and raced off toward the bunch, shouting out bis orders as he rode. He was  mounted on a strong broncho, and it  -.was well for bim that the pony was  comparatively fresh, for he soon found  himself in a position of serious danger,  and there he stuck for a long time.   He  was caught iu that stampede and hurried off toward the gulf at a terrific  speed, bis pony .straining' every nerve  to keep 'ahead and the steers racing  furiously behind in their efforts to get  away from the storm.  As Bill dashed off to turn the flank of  the bunch, just as tbe animals commenced to change their revolving motion for a straight-away run, "Curley"  lifted up bis voice and-quirt and made  a furious onslaught on the nearest steer.  He swung his deadly quirt and  thwacked that bull Avith great' vigor,  communicating a sudden impetus to the  animal's movements. This had the  effect of starting many others in the  the boys. They were all 'pretty evenly  matched,. so that there was little  change in their relative" positions for a  long time. How long Bill does not  know. It seemed a Aveek to him, but  nobody in his plight could measure  time Avith any degree of accuracy. The  rain fell in torrents and the plains, uoav  darkened by the fading day and the  heavy green black clouds, was fitfully  lighted by the constant flashes of lightning, which mockingly illuminated the  pathway in front of Bill, likewise the  steers. At every, flash and every roar  of thunder the bulls took on more  steam, and affer a short time Bill saAv  Avith apprehension tbat'they were gaining on,him. Would they trample him in  the mud? It began to look as if they  might, for bis pony's wind was about  gone and his panting was becoming  short, sobbing gasps.  On they plunged, rider and pursued,  making record-breaking time in a country Avhere bard riding and plenty of it  is the daily portion of all.   Over shelving,  broken  land,   down    into    small  ai'royos and, out  again  up  the  steep  grades plunged and seethed that mass,  of struggling cattle.    Some of the boys  behind noticed here and there tbe fallen  figure of an exhausted steer as he fell  from sheer Avcariiiess.   They yelled encouragement to   Bill,   for this  Avas  a  good sign, and indicated that the herd  Avas rapidly reaching the point Avhen it  Avould be compelled to stop.    On they,  ran, hOAvever, Avithout Avavering, pursued by the storm and chasing the flying figure of the boss.    Would he escape death?   Nobody could tell.  As the beaten pony struggled up a  steep incline after a, mad dash dpAvn  into a gulch, Bill ;felt the hot breath of  the advance guard of'the cattle, furious  as a furnace arhis back. He cast a despairing glance , backAA-ard, urged his  pony Avith foot and voice, and Avas  tossed headlong to the ground. He fell  from the stirrup, rolled about for an in-,  stant, and then lay still as he saw that  mighty  herd "leaping  over"'tbe    spot  also found those coAvboys, lying about  on the wet grass, too tired and too savage to care Ayhat became of him. He  adA'anced on the party and swung dOAvn  from the saddle and stood scowling at  the men as he hobbled his pony and  prepared to arrange for the night.  "I alloAv yer about the best bunch of  skunks I ever "see," was his greeting.  "Whatever do ye mean in stampediu'  that herd? Get up an* get busy, all of  ye. Scatter aud see that them bulls  don't drift to Avhere Ave all kain't find  'em.   Hear me?"  "Which Ave do, Bill," drawled "Curley" from where he lay all spraAvled out j  in the ground. "An' Ave all ain't goin' ;  to do nothin'of the sort. I allOAv thern I  bulls is all right Avhere they be, and !  they ain't no use in stirrin' of 'em, none  Avhatever."  "Who's boss of this gang, me or you,  ye Avutbless cayote? Ye done alf the  michief with yer durned quirt. Get up  out of this or I'll sink my'boot into ye."  "AVhich ye Avon't dp nothin' of the  kind, Bill," was the grOAvling ansAver,  as "Curley" half rose and returned the '  scoavI of the boss Avith interest.  I  m������Jy\liJ/}  v.\Y  Cities Bnried by Sand Storms.  fiven Hedin, the Norwegian traveler,  has discovered on' the 'north   side of  Kuen Lun,Mountains, and in the edge  of the great desert of Gobi; the ruins  of toAvns Avhich he thinks \A;ere buried  j by saudstorms about 1,000 years ago.  ; The largest toAvn was nearly tAvo miles  ; and a half long, and a canal connected  j it and the surrounding .'country  with  j the   Kerija   River.     The   houses   had  ' "1CI AA'alJfi   of  plaited   reeds ' covered   with  ���������*��������� at-1 ,.x.w1 ���������,,,i ti ^..j, ,1...  ,...    _,__��������� -  low. they ain't goin' to be, no bootln' l������"d 'J"d ^en coated'with white plas-  yere. r also allow I'm goin' to stay I f '��������� aua ������"tu^ Plaster Avails were  right yere.   Ef" they's'golV to be anV f r,TS    Pa,nfanf :?5  "*.���������.������*  bootin' I  hereby declares 'myself  into  the game, and so I tells you plain.'  mals  and   flowers.     Poplars,   apricots  and plum trees had evidently flourished  'Kin ye shoot?" roared Bill, unlimber,   there before the iu���������si<>Q of the ������"!���������  ing as he spoke  "A leetle," said "Curley." rising to his  feet with a jerk and pulling his gun as  the other men scattered.  r The two men gazed wrathfully at  each other for a moment and,then the  pistols blazed out, shot folloAving shot  until all Avere empty. When the action  Avas over "Curley" \vas lying still on  the ground, with a hole in his lungs and  Bill ' Avas nursing a badly Avounded  shoulder.  Well, it was a bad business, but then  none of tbe others felt any call to interfere, and the combatants were hastened back to the rancbhouse arid medical    aid      summoned.      Fortunately  Wasps   Defend Cowsi  A correspondent of the Jrish Natural-.  1st describes a'curkms/scene which ho  Avitnessed while watching .his cows In  the field.   He noticed many AArasps buzzing around the cows, and upon stop-'  ping to observe what.they were about .  be found that they were catching and  killing flies.'   A white cow, in particular  attracted the Avasps apparently because  they could so easily see the flies that  alighted upon it. oThey.- invariably bit ���������  off the wings, sometimes the legs, and  occasionally the heads of the flies, and  carried the bodies away,- probably to  feed their'larvae.   Three-or four-hundred 'flies were thus caught in about  twenty minutes from the backs of two  COAA'S. -..:'-  Science and Great Cities.  Professor Brewer, ,of   Yale University, in a recent address called"attention to tbe interesting'fact that at the  beginning of this century not a single  city in Christendom ,bad so many as a  million inhabitants.   In 1S00 Paris had  548,000, and in 1S01 London had 864,-'  000.    Great cities could not exist then  as the advance of, science has enabled  thenf-to,exist to-day.' Science has help-  | ed  the cities not 6nly> by conquering  (.pestilence,.' and  teaching the laws of  i health;; but .by. enabling them to draw  their'supplies fr6m'the;remotest qnar-  ! ters -of the^;eafth, instpad^Qf���������baJj5^d^-������������������  (pendent"for food, as was the case at  the opening of. the century, upon the  region  of   country  immediately    surrounding them.  ON   RUSHED    BILL,   AND   ON   RUSHED    THE   CATTLE."  same direction, and a couple of hundred bore-rapidly down on Martin, cutting him off and putting him in the direct pathAvay of the stampede.  "Whatever are ye doin', ye blamed  fool," roared Bill as he saAv what had  happened. "Come around on the other  side, ye cayote, an' bead them bulls  offen me. Durn yer skin, think I'm  part of this bunch?"  "Curley"  saw  the  mischief and  attempted to divert the enemy, but it AAras  too late.   The other man had folloAved  his lead and the steers instead of heading for the gulch AA-ere racing in a Avild  scrimmage straight aAvay to tbe south,  hunting solitude.   Bill went with them.  He bad to.    It Avas his duty. anyAvay, a  thought that afforded him little consolation, for it Avas a race for life. Avith  the Chances about fifty to one on the  bulls, Avith the same odds against him.  Still, being a man of family, he gaAre  his pony free rein and raced as be neA-er  did before or since, as he has frequently  said himself.   It Avas all "Curley's" doing,   as   that  astute   coAvboy   charged  Avith   undue  impetuosity  at  an  angle  calculated to produce tbe result be bad  brought about.  As the cattle raced constant additions  Avere made, until it semed that the entire herd Avas chasing Bill.   He reflected as he ran that he bad this adAran-  tage. that when the ride Avas over, if be  survived,   be  could  locate  all  of  the  herd Avithout much trouble.   Just bow,  long  it  would  take to  terminate  the  drift was the problem, as tbe herd was  mostly made up of young sters, full of  life and fleet of foot.    Bill was busy  particularly in his straining effort to  avoid   being  inclosed   in  the  rushing  herd.   He had a little the start of them;  could  he  maintain  it  until  a  chance  offered to quarter the drive and escape  to one side?   He dug his rowels into his  pony's flanks and swore vengeance on  "Curley", as soon as tbe fun was over.  On rushed Bill, and on rushed the cattle. Behind them, with yells and shouts  spurring them to great efforts, raced j  AA'bere be went down. Bruised and  shaken by the tumble, half conscious  from the shock, he lay there and Avith  the'curious inconsistency of him in imminent peril, commenced a desultory  counting of the black forms Avhicn'  plunged over him. Where his pony  Avas he did not know,'and he fell to  speculating concerning bim. On ran  tbe steers and still .Bill lay there, his  dazed mind goiug through all kinds of  arithmetical problems.  Finally the last of the herd passed  and the boss, one of the most experienced ranchmen of tbe wild West, rose  to bis elbOAv and seut n careful glance  to  the rear.    I-Ie saAA- his  men racing  furiously after the cattle and suddenly  ducked again as the boys plunged over  his position.    Then it daAvned on him  Avhere be Avas.    He bad fallen into a  natural ditch too deep to wade over and  just the right Avidth to leap easily. This  fact had saved  his  life,  for the  first  steer leaped the-ditch and all of the  others blindly folloAved suit.    Bill was  safe and be cnuvlod out of his. bole not  grateful for, his escape, but.with a mind  full  of  Avratb    against  "Curley,"   tbe  cause of bis downfall.  The ditch had also saved the pony,  Tbe little broncho fell when he tbreAv  neither was fatally hurt, but "Curley"  did hospital duty for the rest of the  season arid Bill took charge of the stables. He AA'as scarcely "fitten," as be  said, for duty Avith the herd.  An  Kffeetive Retort.  Few things are more useful to a public speaker than readiness in turning an  interruption to his o\Am adA'antage.  Even the preacher can profit by it. as  is shoAvn in a story told of tbe late Rev.  Dr. John B. McFerran in the Western  Christian Advocate.  Measuring:   Its   Own Velocity,  By means of an .electrical device experimenters,    acting    for the  United  States Board of Ordnance, have recently succeeded in obtaining photographic  records of the motion .of a projectile^  while yet inside the bore of a cannon.  The projectile carries.-, a  rod of  wood  attached to its front .end, and copper  rings, encircling this rod at fixed intervals, successively form electric 'con- ���������  tacts as the rod is driven from the gun.  Each of  these contacts produces    an  automatic    record   on a photographic  plate.   The Scientific American, in describing   tbe   apparatus    and    experiments, says that the .shortest, distanee  traveled by the projectile between two-  successive records was 3.7 centimeters,  Avhich' is a little less, than an inch.and  a half, and that some of the time Intervals between the records were only one  two-thousandth of a second.  Seeing a Rose Grow.  An ingenious Frenchman   has   suggested a way in.which a rose, or other  floAver, could be caused to appear growing and unfolding-in the presence of a  ! roomful of spectators.   He proposes to  In closing a speech at a missionary | employ tbe kinematoscope, a magic  anniversary at Jacksonport, Arkansas. 'lantern so arranged as to produce mov-  1S5G. be stilted that once he was shrink- ! ix)S figures on a screen by means of a  ingly timid when called upon to take a i series of Photographs of living objects,���������'  collection, but that he had learned to j each successive photograph having  take tbe shirk by the throat and say, I been taken only a snm11 faction of a  "Pay me that thou OAvest!" ' \ second later than its immediate prede-  Just then a. man sung' out "Yes I \ cessor- But f<H' the- Proposed new ap-  heard it said that thev would put on ! PlicatIon of thi* instrument the photo-  your    tombstone,    'And    the    beg-ar I Svai>hs need not be made so near to"  diecl * " j gether,    since    they are  to represent  This created a laugh; but the doctor | Ranges which require several months  stood silent. A tear stole down his Ifo' ^ development. Beginning  cheek, and in a subdued tone be broke i Wlth ^eHfirst WPearance of the bud.  the pause- e ; several ���������thousand   photographs   of     a  "Do you know what I told them?   I ' SV���������������S ���������S? *��������� *^f taken, just near  said, 'If you'll add the rest of tbe verse  ! T������"S   l?8T ?     ^ ^^ ??  u������������������J,    ���������;.       , ������������������ i .    t, ,        ,,     '   form m the flower is almost imperceptl-  , .     ., ...      ., ,    ��������� and was carried by the angels to Abra- ! Uln   v ���������  his rider, and being deadbeat lay where   ham's bosom," I Avouldn't care."'  . The effect Avas electric; money rained  into the treasury, and shouts made the  roof tremble.  be fell. As he bad as much sense as his  master, be kept quiet, and when Bill  arose he saAv that broncho quietly  drinking at a small pool, his flanks  still rising with undue ppidity, for he  was very weak. Bill flose and introduced himself by taking tbe bridle and  giving the unoffending brute a savage  kick. He then remounted and followed  after the herd sloAvly, knowing that by  A neAV life buoy, invented by an officer of the Austro-Hungarian navy, consists of a hollow metal ball filled with  compressed air and a pair of semi-  globular wings of rubber-covered cloth.  On turning a screw tbe air inflates the  wings, which then exert in water a lift-  this time, the storm having broken, the  steers were willing to quit,  and that j in& force of thirty-eight pounds  with plenty of bard work they would  all be collected.  Well, it was as he expected. He finally found tbe herd scattered about on the  plans, some lying down and some grazing, but all showing evidences of tbat  wild flight from the driving storm. He  No man is so worthless tbat a candidate will not "treat him with great respect.  No woman is competent to handle  the kin question; she is too sympathetic  ble, untilit has attained its complete  | bloom, and then h^.s faded and fallen  ! to pieces. These photographs, being  passed as transparencies, in rapid succession, through ..the kinematoscope,  there would appear upon the screen the  figure of a rose visibly budding, growing, opening, spreading its petals, and  finally shriveling and dying, the whole  process occupying but a few minutes.  Many other applications of this principle to. the representation of growing-  objects are suggested.  The sooner a monument is put up after a man dies, the nicer the thinga-  said on it.  Almost all married people look in-,  time as If they were li\'ing on a daily-  quail diet ��������� -.-.  ;.v  H  If  if  wax  m  W  ���������'a������ m.  ��������� w  ���������y-m  Ml  t**l  ';t|  RE?**-    / t������ J  CTv.  Mi  THE    WEEKLY    NEWS    FEB.    16th,    1897.  rara iiiifB  in ;t si  1ID2I  issued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C  M Whitney, Editor.  TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  Hf   ADVANCE.  One Vsar   .  Six Month*     8iagl������ C������py     5200  125  0 C5  , RATES OF ADVERTISING:  $12.00  .   '150  25 00  50 00  10  20  One ianh per year   ..   month     eiffhth col   par year    fourL'h   ..    week, .. line          Local notices,per line    .* ���������  Notices;   of   Births,    Marriages    and  eaths,   50 cents each insertion.  No Advertisment inserted for less than  ������o cents.  Persons failing to get  The News  regularly should notify the Office.  teday, FIB. 16,1891  ,  HOSPITAIi CONCERT  '    The concert in aid of the  hospital  will  be given next Monday evening, ��������� at Cumberland Hall,  and be  the second   entertainment ever given in Union solely for its  benefit.    The people , where hospitals are  located, in the Frovince, are  accustomed  to be appealed to for funds, at  least once  a year;  and the  usual  means  of raising-  them is by way of a concert   or ball.    An  opportunity is now offered our otizens to  show their appreciation  of a useful and  worthy   institution located in their midst,  by purchasing tickets   for   the  concert.  They have been  placed  at 50  cents���������a  reasonable price for  admission  to an entertainment; so that thoie  attending will  receive an equivalent  for  their money.  The people of Wellington raiaed between  $300 and  $400  last .year by   entertainments, for the hospital at Nanaimo    _Let  us pee how generously   Union   will respond  to  this  appeal..  Many, we trust,'  who cannot attend,  will take tickets.  PERIPATETIC COURT.  There is a good deal of indignation expressed at the w.iy the County Court is  held, and that the convenience of the people is, not more consulted. To hold a  court here a little while in the evening,  requiring the presence of litigants and  witnesses, and then without previous  notice, adjourning the Court to Comox,  is strangely disregarded of the rights of  the public.'.The judge should subordinate  his convenience to that of many. He is  but a public servint.  The Provincial government ought to  consider and regulate the place of holding the court. It has ?t considerable expense provided a handsome court house  in Union, which is the business center of  the district, where the farmers come to  do their marketing and get their supplies.  Three fourths of the people of the district reside here. And the complaint of  litigants and witnesses who do not reside  here is loudest. They do ,not like the  idea of being shuffled around, here, .and  then there. There should be stated terms  held aud the business' finished up at each  term; and the court held ar but one place  in the district. '      ���������  The attention of the  Attorney���������General is called to this   matter.  MS RSYIEW1D,  COMOX    BAKERY  Supplies the valley with first class bread, pies, cakes, etc.  Bread delivered by Cart through Courtenay .and District every  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Wedding Cakes made and Parties catered      c i  H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor  FOR RENT���������The boarding house,lately occupied by Mr. A. Lindsay. Apply  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  asser.    Enquire-  V\/ ANTED���������A good canv  v * ac "News Office.  pOR SALE, RANCH-One mile and a  ���������*- half from Uuion, contains 160 ucms  and will bo disposed of at a lowtiguie. Enquire of James Abrams.  FOR SALE���������Cleared corner lot on Pen-  Penrith Avenue, sell cheap, terina easy.  Euciuircat "Nf.ws Offick."  ,  .A.T.  ���������*  MAIL AND STEAMBOAT SE3VICE  Mr.'McInnes, in his speech at Courte-  nay declared the E. and N. railway's tender for carrying the mail from Nanaimo  to Union and Comox twice a .week was  $4.f>oo. If this be correct, we think it a  very reasonably sum ��������� for the service.  There will be 104. trips by a first class  steamboat, with stoppages at various  points, and 52 of these will be extra, not  now called for by the demands of travel  and commerce; for the. City of Nanaimo  by one trip a week is now enabled to carry all the ireight offered, and the tr.ivei  is light. A little computation shows the  price per trip for carrying the mails to be  .1 trine less than $45. There will, therefore be no excuse if the Dominion  government fail to secure for the district  this service.  The assertion by Mr. Mclnne* that if  the Nanaimo���������Comox trunk road were  completed 15 mails per week could be  had for the same money, is idle talk.  Y7e "/an- the Trunk Road completed, to  be sure, but not for mail purposes. The  reason why the people demand two mails  a weak, is because it will give us increased steamboat service. That the government so understands it, is manifest fiom  its call for tenders, which is not for a  horse-back service, but oniv a commodious 3te?.rncr, which can take freight and  pRss.-.r^crs. Besides, the people of Horn-  by and Denman Islands have some rights  ancl shbuld be considered.  No,  no; complete   the   Nanaimo���������Comox Trunk Road as soon as possible, but  give, us also a subsidy for a  twice a-week  mail sarvice by   steamboat.    But as  for  a railroad we are  not  praying very  fervently for one into our midst.    Carriboo,  and Chilcoten  need  one,  and it  should  com-e to the Coast by way of Butte Inlet.  Steamers   will  then  connect  it with the  commercial cities.     S01 too,    Koocenay  needs a  direct  out-let   to  the   Georgian  Gulf.    But  steamboats  and  good roads  will answer all our practical needs for the  present.  The numberless accidents caused by  fire crackers, some times resulting in  death, suggests the propriety of some  restrictive legislation upon the subject.  The Provincial legislature is now in  session. The speech from the throne  indicates' that we may' expect aid to  railway enterprises. The public accounts  for the year ending.June 30th 1S96 sho-vs  ���������total liabilities of 56,469.768.36 which' ib  $4,088,291.39 over assets. The latter  includes $583,021.40 in the h.inds of the  Dominion government under seciion 2  of the terms of union;5"-?,}.'.*!,277.39 on  special deposit and $95,028 77 on account  current with tbe Dank of British Columbia; $413,687.44 sinking fund, loans on  deposit"and investments; $8,002.50 due  as a refund from the Dominion government, money paid Kinipple & Morris and  William Bennevt, 'and due from the  Federal goverument under 47 Vic, chap.  14; $15,525.33 advanced to the fanners of  the Fraser for seed in 1895; $647,072  vflOrtgage account Nakusp & Slocan  railway; $21,225 interest paid on. the  Victoria & Sidney railway bonds; and  $24,287.65 amount paid for interest on  the bonds of the Shuswap & Okanagan  railway in excess of the Dominion  subsidy and net earnings.  The revenue of the province for 1895-6  shows a substantial increase from tbe  previous fiscal year, $970,617.10 in contrast with $876,90844. Land s-'iles show  a total of $64,003.02 as against $25,880.36  indicating the rapid strides of settlement;  receipts from free miners' certificates and  mining generally, from $72,837.58 in  1894 5 l������ $i3fo9[-43 m 1895-6. Timber  royalties and licence? hive this fiscal  twelve months produced $31,514.12 (in  contrast with $16,581.09;) the revenue  from licences has grown from $32,050.49  to $44,130.00; while the printing office  returns $11,190:47 to the treasury, where  $6,322.20 was the total in 1894-5. The  falling of the proportion of Chinese poll  tax from $25,437.50 to $17,200 plainly  indicates a decreasing immigration of  Orientals.  The total  expenditures  for 1894-5 Wfls  $1,906,924.99;    that  for   1895 6    showed  $1,614,72362   and   this,   too, despite   the  fact  that the expenditure    on   the  new  buildings  was  $257,903.33   in the  latter  year, as against $191,867.97 in the former.  Tno feelmg  ag..ia.������5  ch.,  On made,   fimud  expression last we;.k   in a  m nuter meociug  io Vxiueouver.    Ic is siid pfstisioui (ov their  exclusion aro  generally  signal.    Tti������ ju.iij-  mtiQt of tno supreme court of British Columbia sustaining the  validity  of  the   Chiue-o  Rej5 datioi Act forbid.li'.iij tho   eaiploynviiit  of Oiiirieae in tlie mines (under gruu.id) will,  if upheld work a sjrei.t cha-ige.  Tno bye el-cttoas east h ive  b������en   ���������  ble to the   Liberal.,   except at   Ea.^v .-���������  and at North O itario,   where Cou.-es-v  have been i-eturucd.    Tne tariff cormu  has. got as  far   west  :-u   Wituuoag.    o  hear nothing of   ita  coming to   Beit;*!  lu.'hbia.���������MiaixSters  Cars^vrijjfit  and D*.- x-.,t  have chosen   an   unfavorable   tims to visit  VVashiogingtou   and   nothing   a? pre.eatiu.  the way of reciprocity  cas;   be  expected.���������  The Alaska boundary  qu'-s^ioa   turns out  to be a very small   mat ter.    The   two  aur  veys are but a trifle diatanco apart.  Iu England the goverument educational  bill has precipitated a ssohool question which  is creatiug hot blood. It provides state aid  for sfiijtaviao s'jh'.iol?.. Th-i Lh..ral federation has i-mvi.l a inauif-asio dsM'.uncU)^ tii>;  oil! a* a viola-ion of p.very principle of th--  Liberal eduj&tior. policy, and urging d.;m  Continued O.v Next Paob,  Anderson's  METAL WOMKS  The following Lines are  Represented ,  ��������� Watches, clocks and jewellery  NEATLY   REPAIRED =   .  Tin, sheetiron, and copper work  Bicycles Repaired  Guns and rifles, repaired  Plumbing in all '-its branches,  Pumps, sinks and piping, '  - Electric be)Is placed,'  peaking Lubes placed   ''  Hot "air furnaces,  Folding b.a'ch and improved  Air-tio-ht stoves, specialties  O J       1  Office-and Works  Third 5-treol.  iNKWiJ oflice.  noj'.r  A*"ivy-:ivn A"-��������� v!0 ��������� ir TlTi 11  ���������AND��������� "   ,  . <Sasli. aiiii Door  FA  O  T O   R   Y  Esquimalt   and  Nanaimo  Ry.  Steamer City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  The" Steamer  CITY of NANAIMO  will tail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers  and freight may ofl'er  Leave Victoria, .Tuesday, 7 a. m.,  "   Nanaimo for Comox. Wednesday, 7 a. m  Leave Comox for Nanairiio,     ' Fridays, 7a.m.  Nanaimo for Victoria    Salurdey, 7 a.m  For freight or  state rooms  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  ssrDealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    CGNE  c   a33'Agent for th.o  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves   R a n s:e s���������-  .nd  ���������o���������:o :��������������� ������-  A. HAS LAM, Pr  ���������   (OFFICE���������MILL   STREET.)  (I'. O. Drawer' 30.   TcJeiihoue Call, i-0)  ;NANALMO, B. C  gS^*" A complete  stock  of Rough  and  Dressed Lumber always on   hand.    Alsc  Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and'Blinds.    Moulding, Scroll  Sawing,'Turning, and all  kinds  of wot)d finishing furnished.  Cadar.   White  Fine.   Redwood.  Drs   Lawrence  &. Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  TJ-^TIOiT ZB.C  We have appointed M.r.   James   Abrams ou* collector until   lurtner notice; to w'lom all  overdue   accounts  ���������ay be paid.  7 Nox.  1395.  Dr. JEFFS  Surgeon  and Physician  (Graduate of the University of Toronto,  ,L. C, P. & S., Ont.)   .  Manufacturer of the'  New Air-tight heaters  $  I  i  F. Curran  SCAVENGER  UNION, B. C.  rii^Sf^SSS^S^^^^^SSS%PS.  --v2?)i  I  I  ��������� i-iwti.*^������vM������s������*iiwir������vut������  P  iarber Shop    :. :  AND   ?������$���������  liathing  JEsfablishmer?*  it,  O. H. Fechner,  .IP^O.F'.E^I.E-'rO.R  Do You  ���������ra  T69  ion  we  Co.  Office and residence. Mapypc-rt  Ave ., next door to Mr. A. Grant's,  Hours fo'p consultation���������9 to lo a m,  2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p m.  Take Your  gW.S   DALBY, D.D.S.&LD.Sg  %   Dentistry in all its Branches    $  '0. . r~  0      Plate work, lilling and extracting  $ Office opposite Waverly Hotel, Uuion  jl     Hoiira;���������9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from  $ 6 p. m   to 8 y.m.  cusi  ssifL:  ND    SHOE    SHOP.  I have moved into my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, wherel am prepared  to manufacture and repair all kinds of  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call.  NELSON PARK.S.  Subscribed   THE     NEWS  v  $2.00 per annum.  Lbcal Paper?  It publishes all that is-worthy of notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  it Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  .It Supports  GOOD ORDER, PUBLIC ENTER-  PRISES, THE CHURCHES, FRA-  TERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.  It Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories,  Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original "Chatter."  And is the ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER in the PROVINCE  which has a TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE.  It is the exponent of ihe district, ar.d  by it the district will be judged by the  outside public.  It is as CHEAP as a good paper can  be produced in a country district.  Give it your generous support and there  will be increased improvements.  Riverside Eotel  Courtenay, B. C.  %  Grant & Muhighan, Props.  Best of Liquors '  Finest of Cigars  ,   and'  Good Table  ^Courteous Attention  Society     Cards  I.  O     F.  Union Lsdge,   No.    j 1,   meets   e ery  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth   .  ren cordially invitedto attend.  F. A. Anley, R. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  A/ F. & A. M, B. C. R.  , Onion, B. C  Lodge  meets    first   r riday    in   each  month.    Visiting- brethren  are  cordially  iavited to attend.  ;.   L.   Mounce. Sec. .  Hiram Loage No 14 A.F .& A.M..15.C.R  ��������� Courtenay 13.���������C.' ���������  Lodge meets on-, every Saturday on or  before the, full of the moon  .  .  Visiting- Brothers    cordially  requested  to attend. ,      ���������  R. S. McCoanell,  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  ���������  Nu. 6��������� I. O. O. F.,   Union.   .  .- Meets every alternate   Wednesdays ot  each .month at-8   o'clock,p. m.    Visiting-  iircuhren.cordiallv invited to attend.  j, John Com be, Scnbe.  -*.v  '! if  !  w*.<wvM^Mmcnr*rJ������*w������ra ������*ra#������.*n.  ���������Jlff*Mk.W.^lLl������'un*,M.I<MI/i..i-M*lMM<  2. OF  'p  'Union Division No. 7. Sons   of   'temperance meets in    Free    Mason's    Half,  Union .every Monday evenusfj at 7:30.     ,  Visiting .friends, cordially   invited   to  attend.;  ' ' THOS. DICKINSON, R. S-.  . t-  i  NOTICE  Any person ''or'pprsons'-'aesiroyntg/lji1' -  withholding the kegs and barrels of 'the  Union'Brewery. CompanyJLld of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liber;.I reward  will be. paid for information leading to  conviction.  \V.   E.  N orris, Sec'y  i1  <<j  1-I VERY  ^sieiei  I can prepared to  furnish Stylish Kig9  and do Teaming   4  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatrick,  Union, B. C.  E AM ING-  50 YEARS*  CXPERIENOB.  TRADE  MARKS,  DESIGNS,  COPYRICHTS   Slo.  Anyone sending a sl^etcU avid description may  quickly ascertuin, freo, Tfliether an invention la  probably patentable. Communications strictly  confidential. Oldest agency for BecurInK patents  in America.    Wn have  a Washington office.  Patents taken through Muun & Co. receive  epecial notice lu the  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  beautifully Illustrated, largest circulation of  gnyBcientl He journal, weekly, terms $3,60 a year;  fl.&Osiz montno. Specimen copies and HAND  Boos ON Patents sent free.   Addrew  MUNN   A,  CO.,  301 Uioadwny, New York.  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave;  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Airams.  sttbsoribe jf0k "the news."  $2.00 per annum. %  i. t'-.fi  .... '   f  I-  J   -  i  THE    WEEKLY    N'EWS    FKB.     i6ih,    1S97.  /  ���������titration throughout the  couatry  to kill  the bill./  Cot. Cecil Rh*de3 ia in England and is  the her/of the hoar., It is not likely he  will becalled to account for his part ia the  unforttaste Jameson raid, and he may be  given AQ -opportanity to spread a bucketful  of wHtewash over the affair.  Csdea,-Crete, is again the scene of bloodshed,  the Turkish  troops    having    joined  hands with-'the native  Musselmen.    Many  Christians have  been shot  down.    Pumps  sent from the warships in the harbour pre-,  ���������ented burning tho entire  town.    Fighting  outside is new going  on  and a provisional  government has been formed by the Cretans  who are fighting under the flag of Greece.  The latest news with' reference' to plague  ���������tricken India does not much change the aspect of affairs.    The donation  from Canada  for this cause speaks our sympathy in a  practical way.  The arbitration treaty between the United  States and Groat Britain is being trimmed  ���������f its practical features by the Aerioan Sen ���������  ate, but something will be gained by it as  ���������iking a beginning of general arbitration.  ggF'There is Nothing  LEATH  Nanaimo Cigar f aciory  ~vl  LIKE  It-it is Well Pat Togetiia  So here it is : :  .  Single Harness at $Io, $12, $15 per set  and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips at 10,  25,   50 and a good   Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Done  at $1 and up to $2. ,  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������    Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures   the finest  cigars   and  employes none but white labor.'  Why purchase inferior foreign  cigars  when you can obtain a superior arti  CLE fbi the same money  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister,  Solicitor, Netapy Public  Office:���������First    Street,    Union, B. C.  Puntledge Bottling Works.  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,  -��������� MANUFACTURER OF    SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,  GINGER  ALE,  .__   -      Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler   of  Different   Brands' of   Lager  Beer,   Steam Beer   and  Porter.  -5 Agent for ttio Union Brewery Company.  KSG- BEER SOXjID FOB O.SJ333: COSTnLTZ"  COURTENAY,  B. C.  I have the largest Stock  of WHIPS   in  town and also the  Best Axle Grease at rp BOxES  ���������FopTwenty-Five Cents.  BARKER & POTTS,  BARRiSTERS,  SOLICITORS,  NOTARIES,   &e.  Oflice Room 2. McVhee & Mooro li'ld'g and at  NANAIMO. B. C,  P. O.  DRAWKR   18.  I'Ue Best Cough Syrut).  ���������Tastes Good. i;se in time.  jSold by Druggists.  Hig^^'gglgaT  family,  and   I  to get it.   Undoubtedly it is th*e  I presume we have used over  one   hundred   bottles. of . Piso's  Cure   for  Consumption   in   my  am  .continually   advising"   otheca  W. C. T. U. NOTES  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  While it is never too late to mend, it  is often too late to escape punishment���������  punishment that falls not alone upon ourselves, biit upon those who. love us and  upon the society in which we move. In  the natter of drink it is much better never.to have to mend. Sign the pledge  and keep it.  PftOMl'TLir and  NEAL'LY DONE  ^pairing]  Wesley Willsrd  $&Jk  YARWOOD  &   YOUNG  BARKLSTEK8 and SOLICITORS  'Corner'of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nauaimo, B. C. '  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Uuiou the 3rd  Wednesday  o  each month and remain ton days. '  I ever used.���������TV. C. Miltenberger, Clarion, Pa.J  Dec. 29,. 1894.��������� 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com- ~~  Slaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  horey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  Licence Refused.  The licence appeal case by Mr.Gleaso'n  was refused by Judge Harrison. The  appeal of Mr. Canonica was withdrawn.  SHINGLE and CLOTHES  PIN SOCIAL.  Notice to Taxpayers.  + +, ���������   ���������    ������     ���������<  . ~+    ������������������ *.-  Assessment Act and Provincial  Revenue Tax.  .P.  The Social given under the above name by  the Ladies Aid of the Methodist Church  ���������ttraoted * large attendance last Tuesday  ���������veiling. ,,  Mr. John^ Rogers made a good presiding  ,   officer.   The program,  as usaal was one of  varisd meriti  but fully up to, and perhaps  a little above the average.  We were not present when the entertain*  , ment began, and the only reading we heard  was Rev. Mr.  Logan's   which  was  of  an  amusing character, relating to the experience  ���������   of a biahop uv Salt Lake.    It was read so as  to bring oat f ally the humor of the piece  The.1 songs, were all well1 sung,, but  Mrs.  Parker carried off the  honors,   recieving a  vociferous encore. '  The recitations were well done, and as we  have, not space to comment on all we feel  sure there will bo no heart burning if we  point out two of the youngest as doing exceptionally swell. Miss Nellie Tarbell's  voice and manner are well trained, and her  enunciation and emphasis excellent. We  had not heard little Miss Lillian Wier, and  when she appeared her bright face set in a  frame of light wavy hair, falling to the  shoalders, at once arrested attention. But  her emphasis,'distinctness of utterance, aad  expression, were simply charming.  The program- close., with a duet by Rev.  Mr. Hieks and Miss R������shworth, which was  much enjoyed, as indeed was the entire  entertainment.  The ladies and gentlemen who took part  are entitled to much credit for the contribution of their services..  Bat the social! Well, that came in during a somewhat extended intermission.  Instead of plates, wide smooth shingles were  passed round, with small paper spread for  table cloth, with enough to spare for napkin,  Attached to the shingle by a clothes pin.  Tea, coffee, {sandwiches, cake in variety,  were passed j and repassed. The ladies  exerted themselves to see that none were  overlooked. And it was social, almost  jolly, and all, carried away with them a  aright smile jand satisfied air. Here is  the . .'���������. -I    ..'   '  i Programme:  Song  Miss Rachel   Daniels  Read.- g................Mr.   McNanghton  Song Miss Ruth Denton  Recit..; on.... 1 ..���������.���������., .Miss Laura  Abrarns  Song .Mrs.  Parker  Dialogue  Misses Wier and  Denton  Song Mr.  Dickinson  Song. Mrs.   Jeffs  RecitUion j Lilly   Wier  Seng ] Mrs. Kenny  Intermission.  Seng j Miss  Abrams  Recitation I Miss  Nellie Tarbell  Seng  I, Mr. Hicks  Recitation '.: Mr. J. Denton  Song J Mrs.  Parker  Reading i Rev. Logan  Song. ;������������������!���������������������������' Mr. Searle  Duet...... Miss Rush worth and Rev. Hicks  God Save The Queen.  j .  TENDERS  Tenders will be received up to the 17th  prox. by the Cumberland and Union Wa  ter Works Co, Ilimited Liability, for the  construction of a Composite Dam in  Hamilton Creek. Plans and specifications can be se;n by applying to the  Secretary. Lowest or any tender not  necessarily accepted.  Frank E. Smith  Secretary.  Union, B. C.  NOTICE IS   HEREBY  GIVEN, in  ace >rdance   with the  Statutes, that  Pro-  I  vincial Revenue  Tax  and  Taxes   levied  /  und :r  the  Assessment Act are now due  j  for cue year 1S97. All of the above named  Taxis collectible within the Comox, Nelson,   Newcastle,   Denihan  and    Hornby  Islands     Division of the  District of Comox, are payable at my ofiice.  , Assessed   Taxes  are collectible  at the  following rates, viz:  If paid 'on or before June 30th,  1897���������Provincial Revenue, $3.00-, per  capita.  ���������   One-half  of one  .per   cent   on   Real  Property.  ��������� Two per cent on Wild Land. o  One third of one per cent on Personal  Property.  One-naif of one per cenc on Income.  If paid after    June 30th,   1S97���������  Two-thirds   of  one  per   cent   on   Rea!  Property.     ���������  Two and  one half per cent  on   Wild  Land.   '  One-half of one  percent  on   Personal  Property.  Three fourths    of   one    per   cent   on  Income.  W. B. Anderson,  Assessor and Collector.  January 1897.  Ladies Home (Journal.  Florist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  H. A. Simpson  Barrister & Solicitor, No's 2 & 4  Commercial Street.  t ' f  Seeds, Ornamental .;Trees and  Shrubs always.  Also   bulbs   in, variety,    including-  Hyacinths,   Narcissus,   Fuchias,  Tulips and Lillies.  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER,  ,���������   ���������   TTlfflOa-T, s. c.    '  GO TO  Union,  - ��������� B. C.  FOR  Guinkrland Hotel.  Union, B. C.  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar .  North of Victoria,  And the best kept..house.  Crood Work  This is a journal which every Canadian lady should have.  It is edited  by Faith   Fenton,  and has a department in charge  of the Countess   of Aberdeen.  It is   worthy  to   be   in   every  home in the Dominion.     The  price is $..00 per annum.     We  have made such arrangements  that we are enable to   furnish  it for 50 cents  per annum to  every subscriber to The News  not in arrears for  his subscrip  tion.     The 50 cents  must   be  paid in   advance   and   will   be  sent   with   the   name   to    the  home office of the journal and  the  magazine will   be   mailed  direct from Toronto to the subscriber.    Remember it will be  no use to ask us to  take,   your  names without handing  in at  the  time   the    cash.    Where  the husband subscribes for the  News, the wife may have the  Canadian Home  Journal  (which is a large magnificent  monthly gotten up in the   best  of style) sent her on the above  terms.  Why send away for your printing  when you ca?j get it done equally as M-ell afc  the News ? Our prices are reasonable, and  we aro now prepared to turn out everything  in the line of Job Prij.ti.ng.  Spacious Billiard Room  and  new.;.  Billiard and Pool Tables  Best of Wines and Liquors.  H. J. Mali,  House and Sip Painter,  Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining  and   Decorating.  ;graining a specialty.  All Orders Promptly Attended to  Union, B. 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Hfifr- Our   Work   Speaks  Our    Worth.  . ^^^^  NOTICE  "An Act to   Provsnt   Certain   Animals from Running' at Larg^���������1898"  Stock owners are herebv notified to  keep all Swine, Slallions of one year old.  and upwards, and Bulls over nine months  old, under proper enclosure, as all animals of these descriptions, found running  ���������it large will be dealt with under the provisions of the Act referred to.  Comox, B. C.       W. B. Anderson,  June 7th, 1896. Gov't AGENT.  A FINE STOC  > TH1RTY-SEVENTH YEAR.    4-   4-. ���������*��������� J  >^T .$.   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION. S  I Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated. $  \ ���������. %  > Indispensable to MjNl!i[g-Ml!i:        \  ;. THREE DOLLARS PER 1ZAR. POSTPAID. ^  > SAMPLE COPIES FREE. S  > MISIM AND SCiSHTIFIC PRESS,      \  ���������'. 22-j h-].\'rV/in St.,   San Francisco, Cal. ?  SUBSCRIBE TO   The  News  PER ANNUM.  $2.00  Clocks, watches, books  and stationery.  T. D. McLean  ���������ctzstiojst, b. c.  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent fop the Allianee Fire  Insurance Company of Lon  don and the Phoenix of  Haptfopd. ���������-������������������  Agent fop the Provincial  Building and Loan Association or Toronto....-������������������������������������  Union. B.C.  *'fl H���������  J'.  1-1  1   ' rf  i-i  !  s.  S 1  xi- 'J>  <    .-f  "   ���������  t  ���������J  Max O'Rell says he saw very few  stupid faces in America.    -  Zola says he likes the bicycle for the  forgetfulness it bestows.  Mary Cowden Clark spent sixteen  j pars on the ������������������Concordance to Shaks-  peare."  Mark Twain is in London, preparing  liis book descriptive of his recent tour  around the world.  It is asserted that: the Emperor oi  China lias not yet received Li Hung  Chang in audience.  Maj. Edward Scoiield. the Governor-  elect oi' Wisconsin, is the son of a  Pennsylvania-farmer.  Explorer Stanley, although a large,  powerful man, is'a poor speaker, his  voice being soft and low.  The Rev. E. L. Jenkins, of Alnbainsi,  preached twenty-seven scrmons.in nine  days at Thomasville, Ga.  Jt is said (hat the Hmporor of Russia  received over 500 threatening letters  prior to his journey to France.  The granddaughter of the lai'e Baron  Hirsch is ,heir to $100,000,000, which  yields about #10,000 a day of income.  Sir Hope Grant tells of a statue of  ' Queen Victoria which was made in  India and had large rings in each nostril.  Ch-ester A. Arthur, a son of President  Arthur, is making a tour of the far  West, with his sister, Miss Nellie Arthur.  Mulhall, the noted statistician, spent  over forty years in accumulating the  material Cor his one volume of statistics.  Mrs. Louise- Chandler Moulton. the  American poetess, has returned to London after her sojourn iu the sunny  South.  Du M fluid er used to keep a vase on  his mantelpiece for his friends to drop  jokes   into,   which   he   then   used   for  "Punch."  Baron von Wissmann, late Governor  to the cashier, took off his hat, and  said: "Now, am 1 not Arditi?" The  cashier recognized his baldness at once  and cashed the check. 0  BOTH  WANT  M'KINLEY.  Two Washington Chnrchs Contest for  His Attendance.  ' Two Methodist churches at the National capital are engaged in a friendly  contest for the privilege of securing  President-elect McKinley as a worshiper. These churches are named Foundry  and Metropolitan respectively, and  both have an interesting history. Foundry Church was built in 1S15 as a thank  offering by Henry Foxhall. whose foundry near Washington was preserved  from destruction by the British by a  storm which destroyed tho expedition  of German East Africa, has been elected President of the Berlin Geographical  Society.  Mr. J. Murrie, who claims to be the  inventor of ' a successful aerial machine, is a master engineer at Cranston  Hill. Glasgow.  Signora Duse is in Rome, rehearsing  with her company for a tour, which is  to begin in Roumania. She has added  to her repertory pieces of Pinero, Her-  vieu and Glacosa.  Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett has  had her Washington home on Massachusetts avenue furnished up throughout, and will presently return from  England to occupy it.  Queen Victoria, in return for the  gifts brought to her by Li Hung Chang  from the Emperor of China, is going to  send to that ruler a jeweled miniature  portrait of herself, painted by Mrs.  Oor-bould-Ellis.  Louis Napoleon was of opinion, that  no man should vote who was not married. Married men, he thought, had a  different sentiment toward their country from the unmarried, and a greater  stake in its welfare..  Not. Throw ix; Aw y Chances.  "Business" is the watchword of the  day, and the small boy is developing on  that line with a rapidity which astonishes the previous generation. But the  practical side of his nature has not obscured the poetry of childhood. The  fairy tale is as potent as ever, and  there was a smile of pleasure on the  face of the lad who remarked at breakfast:  "I had a.beautiful dream last night"  "What was. it?" his father asked.  "I thought,I was out in the woods  and I saw'Ja-most gorgeously dressed  lady comingotoward me."  "That is a good deal like some of the  stories that you have been reading."  "Yes. It doesn't get very different  until the end. I knew by her looks  that she was the fairy queen, and I  made up my mind that I wasn't going  to lose chances like some of the boys in  story books, who didn't know a good  chance when they saw it."  "Did she offer you three wishes?"  "Yes. And I called to mind how she  sometimes took advantage of a mortal's being excited and nervous when  he wished, in order to make him waste  Msopportunities and have a good laugh  at him. So, when she said, 'Little boy,  I'll give you three washes,' I didn't  jump at the chance. I said, 'Will you  give me whatever I ask for?' She answered. 'Yes, you may have three  wishes.' "  "What did you do?"  "I wished for four."���������-Washington  Star.   Arditi Was Identified.  Those who do not remember Arditi's  face, certainly remember the back of  his head, for no more characteristic-  bald spot has ever been turned toward  an admiring audience than that of 1he  famous orchestral leader. Pie once  presented a check to be cashed at a certain bank, and the cashier refused to  pay him because he was not sure of his  identity. Arditi asked him if he had  ever been to the opera. "Frequently,"  he replied.   Then he turned his back  sent against it. In the deed from Mr.  Foxhall conveying the ground and  building ' to the trustees of Foundry  Church ,it was provided that a pew  should always be set aside iu the  church for the use of the "President of  the United States."  During the four score years of the existence of Foundry Church many Presidents of the United States have worshiped within its sacred precincts.  Among them were Presidents Madison,  Jackson. Polk, Buchanan, -Lincoln,  Johnson, and Hayes. Church sittings  are free and the church has no income  except the offerings of- the congregations, $5,n00 being annually required to  meet current expenses.'  The Metropolitan Church is famous  from the fact that President Grant and  his family attended worship there when  Bishop, John P. Newman was its pastor.    It is nearly fifty years since the  FOOTBALL   PARAPHERNALIA. ,  How   the   Punter    Protects   Himself  While Playinff.  To   the  spectator  who   watches  the  hard-fought battles ou the football field  nowadays,   it,appears as   though   lhe  players are so well.protected from injuries   that   there   are   not   nearly   so  many  risks to be  run as  there   were  twelve years  ago.    Who   would  have  worn boots of a double thickness and  padded   -\yith   th:,-������v  felt   fwe've ��������� years  ago?   And yet many of toe Lvst- players  to-day   wear  them   to  protect  the  small bones in their feet and to avoid  sprained ankles.   If the old-timers had  been' asked to- wear shin guards  they  would undoubtedly have spurned them,  but nobody, is without them now.' From  the light  canvas  or cloth  trousers  of  former years we have heavily padded  moleskins,   with  bulging knees a   foot  thick, solid paniers over the hips, and  leather protectors for the stomach and,  kidneys.     Canvas jackets  are  not  so  popular now,- but heavily padded jerseys are considered the right idea instead.     Chad wick,   of  Yale,   has,   perhaps,   the   most   novel-looking   jersey.  Around  the 'wrists are leather bands,  aud on each elbow Is. a leather pad the  size of a loaf of bread.   On each shoulder is a leather protector which is half  the size of an ordinary saddle and must  \P-  -PlE.Ce  '.  very curious facts to light. At the back  of the figure was found a shaft twenty-  five feet deep, with two passages running out of it at the bottom.  ���������  More important was the discovery of  the long-lost cap of the Sphinx, which  was found fifteen feet below the surface of the little temple or shrine between the paws. The cap is painted  red,' and is adorned -svith the three  lotus columns and the serpent. As the  hole in the top of the head of . the  Sphinx, into which tho cap was fastened, is still undamaged, the cap should  be restored to its place.  We hope that Colonel Rounds' next  find will be the fragments of the nose  broken off by an Arab iconoclast some  live hundred years ago. If these could  be recovered, and the nose restored,  the Sphinx would be "the'fnther of terrors" no longer, and we might see that  look of benign calm which delighted  the ancient world, and made the Greek  poet speak of the Sphinx as "great La-  tona's servant, mild and bland."  "STAR  ROUTE"  DORSEY.  \  y  D>  snm <W������s  WEJ-MET  For  Creak Vast.  Sometimes even the most fastidious  woman forgets that, the keynote of  daintiness is struck by the morning  toilet. A model of all that she should  be fit other times, her breakfast apparel gives every outward evidence of  haste, and loaves much to be desired.  A woman who has made a hasty  m,orning toilet is by no means a thing  of beauty. Therefore, she who is wise  valiantly foregoes the joy of the forbidden nap. She rises betimes, sup-  portcd',by the thought that of such stuff  martyrs are made, and after her matutinal dip, as she arranges, her hair as  becomingly as she would later in the  day for a luncheon or a shopping expedition, she finds herself at peace,  with all the world, even including the  cook.  ,        ,  It's only a little, thing in the day's  doings, but it tells. The woman who  presides at the breakfast table, neat,  fresh and rosy, is fulfilling part of her  mission in life.  Her husband is as much stimulated  by her presence,as by the fragrant, cup  of Mocha which she dispenses, and,  though seemingly absorbed in his newspaper as he sips liis favorite beverage,  Nowin California Trying: to   Beco-rftr  His Lost Fortunl  . Stephen W. Dorsey, , mice United  States Senator from Arkansas,' and  noted for his connection witl^the great  star route scandal many yeaVs ago, is  now in southern California with a view  to recovering his lost fortunes. Mr.  Dorsey is interested in a mining property which, he believes, if properly  worked, will pan out well. Dorsey was  at one time one of the most prominent  public men in the country. Before he  was involved in the star route case  and lost all his money he was said to  have been a man rtbat could m.ike and  unmake presidents. His first appearance on the political horizon was made  in Arkansas after the war.' A native of  Vermont, he was IS when the war  broke out. and lie served' under Grant  at Shiloh and took part iu many of the  big battles of the civil strife. ' When  DORSEY.  peace was restored he went lo Arkansas and became a promoter of big enterprises. He organized a '$1,000,000  cattle company in New Mexico and was  in the, very flush of his fortune,wvhen  the storm of the star route scandal  burst upon him and swept him off his  feet. In defending himself in that celebrated case he spent all-the wealth lie  j had   accumulated   and ��������� wfierged   from  w?'5r  -FRorecroix  METKOPOI-.ITAN  M  cornerstone of the Metropolitan was  laid by Bishop Matthew Simpson, but it  was not until February, 1869,'that tho  sacred edifice was dedicated. This  church is also noted for having the  tallest spire of any church at the National capital. In this spire is the only  chime of bells In Washington.  Quite  Unhurt.  A certain country doctor, who was  also the village dentist and surgeon,  was a severe-looking man, and had besides the reputation of being most "heroic" Lu his, methods of treatment, so I  that many people stood in a kind of  terror of him.  One day he was passing a house that  was in process of building when he saw  a boy fall from a pretty, high ladder.  Pulling up his horse the doctor jumped  Molest- trousers h _ - ..  -  FOST'BAXT-..OUTFIT. j.'  weigh three or four pounds. The inside  of the jersey is lined with some strong  texture.  Modern football players believe in  protecting their heads. Twelve years  ago there were very few "long-haired"  experts, but the craze for letting one'-*  locks, grow has become universal, so  that a.football man with short hair is  looked down upon. The rubber nose  mask, which covers the mouth as well,  and the leather helmet-are devices, that  seem almost indispensable. The helmet that is: in use now not only covers  the top of the head with,a cap of hard  leather, but protects the ears with two  big muffs made of thick felt,,through  which are small holes, so that the wear-;  er can hear the instructions of his captain. It is estimated that with all of  his football togs on a player can tip the  scales at thirty pounds above his actual  weight. Somebody has suggested steel  masks and coats of mail, but fortunately the itiles prohibit any such warlike  accessories.  It is rather expensive to own a complete outfit, the big 'varsity teams having to pay about $40 per man for the  various articles needed ��������� in a gridiron  battle. But.-as college elevens have  plenty of money at their command,  nothing is thought of such an outlay.  in reality he sees every  detail of the | , , ,   ,      ���������  dainty toiler, knowing that it was made |tho ckmcls oL the sLonu wrecked m for  for his eyes alone, and.   man-like, ap- :  preciatiug it'all the more for that very  reason.  The Gulf Disappearing.  It is rather a disturbing thought to  feel that great portions of the earth's  surface are slipping away, as in the  case of a mountain in Gard, France,  Niagara changing, or that the Gulf of.  Mexico is being gradually filled up. The  Keeping Jjittle Folic in.-Bed..  When little folk"graduate from, the  crib, with its safe, close sides, aud come  into the dignity of sleeping in a "grownup" bed, there is apt to be many a tumble upon the floor in the dankness. ������  There aro a nuiriber of simple devices  for making the children's bed un-fall-  outable. One of the best is a strip of  stout linen denim cut. to the length of  the bed and hemmed about the edges,  having a broad hem at the bottom,  through which to tack the strip to ..the.  inside of the side pieces of the bed. if  both sides are to be protected. If the  bed can be placed against a wall, only  the outer side will require a strip tack-  ed to it. ,     ...'.������������������;  In the upper corners of the strip sew  metal rings and insert hooks in the  headboard and footboard. When the  bed is made up in the morning the strip  can be folded in under the quilts, to be  removed and hooked up into place at  night. With such a-device the mother  can sleep in peace, quite certain, that  the little folk will be found in the  morning where they .were placed at  night���������on the bed instead of under it.  tune and ruined'in health.'' Of recent  years he has mado his home iu"'Denver  and has been casting about for'means '  of rehabilitating himself: Hchas'just  ���������beento.London, where he secured capital enough to float his. enterpriser and  his prospects at. the present time" are  bright. The mining property in .which  Dorsey is interested, is lo,cated in Pica-  cho, near Yuma. He will build a 100-  stamp mill'arid a railroad io the-Colo*  rado river. ' ./  OVER    30   YEARS   IN CONGRESS.  out of his sulky and  hastened  to the Matter change is predicted by the  St.  rescue.  "Are you much hurt, my boy?" he  asked, as he came near.  "No, sir," answered the boy, springing to hixS feet and hobbling away as  fast as he could. "No, sir, not a bit.  In fact, 1 feel all the better."  What Becomes of the Milk.  Trained nurses and their field of work  were being discussed by a prominent  club of this city a few days ago, and  one of the ladies, in demonstrating the  care of infants, held up a chamois  model of a baby's stomach about as  large as a good-sized oyster, and exclaimed for her climax: "Now, what  becomes of all the quarts of milk that  are potired into that little stomach?"  There was a startled silence, broken  by a young woman in a rear seat, who  murmured, lugubriously: "Well, mosf  of it goes into your lap."  Pavements.  Some of the pavement in use on the.  streets of. Vienna is composed of granulated cork, mixed with asphalt and  other cohesive substances. It is compressed into blocks of convenient size.  Its advantages are cleanliness, dura^  bllity and economy.  I Louis Republic.  I    In the years to come, the geographies  will make no -mention of the Gulf of  Mexico,  but  will picture an  Immense  tract of lowland in its stead, the map  beingprobably provided with a footnote  something like this: "Note���������There is a  tradition that this level tract of swamp  land   was  once a billowy sea several  j hundred miles long, embracing all that  1 country between Mexico and Cuba on  I the    west and east and Yucatan and  j Louisiana  on  the  south  and   north."  This state of affairs is being gradually  but surely brought about by the Mississippi and other United States rivers,  which annually deposit millions of tons  of sediment in the gulf's bottom.    Expert  hydrographers declare  that    the  Mississippi    alone    annually    deposits  mud sufficient in the gulf to cover one  square mile of its bottom to a thickness  of two hundred and forty feet.  Found the Cap of the Sphinx.  There is no end to the "finds" in  Egypt. It has hitherto always been  believed that as much was known about  the Sphinx as could be known; but now  Colonel Roum, an American, by digging round the base, has brought some  Children's   Ears.  If the infant's ears show' a mulish  tendency to stand out from the head  something should.be done about it, especially if the child be a boy.  '  Caps can be purchased for the purpose of confining too prominent ears  and keeping, them close to the head.  They are rather expensive, but one that  will answer the purpose can be made  at home. Take a strip of muslin about  three inches wide, press it over the ears  and cut it right length to meet beneath-  the chin; fasten the band to it across,  the back of the head, another at the  nape of the neck and a third across  the forehead. Tie the cap with strings  under the- chin. It should be worn at  night.  Rainy Day  Amusement.  Twigs and small branches may be  made to look like coral and to be.very  ornamental. The process will help to  amuse the young people on a rainy  afternoon. Melt together four parts of  yellow resin and one part of vermilion;  dip the twigs into it, covering every  part, and then let them dry without  touching each other. A bunch of coral  fastened to the comer of a picture  frame, another branch coming from behind a picture aud a bunch tied with a  ribbon bow upon a scrap basket are all  decorative. ��������� .  Allowances.  "You should make allowances for  your, wife; probably she does not intend to be extravagant; you know how  fond of dress women in general are/'  said the kindly old gentleman to the  fuming husband.  "Make allowances!" he gasped,  "that's where all the trouble lies; I  have to make hers so big that there's  hardly any left for me!"  The women's new style hats for fall  are shaped like a man's hat after he  has been out all night.  Holman, of Indiana,   Returned After  Two Years'  Absence.  Among  the  Democratic, veterans  in  congressional  service,   retired  by   the  Republican landslide of two years ago,  who are this year returned to tlie Hoase  is William S. Holman, of- Indiana, the������������������  apostle of economy,  who is familiarly '  known as "the watchdog of the,treasury."   Holman is often called the "great -  objector." . ^ : :        ��������� .-,, -��������� ���������;.,  ���������Born in a- pioneer homestead, in In-,  diana 74 years ago,':he received a; college education, taught school and then .  became a lawyer.   In the,' 40's hje. waa  probate judge and a prosecuting attor-  WIIiLIAM S.   EtLSIAS.  ney and the next decide went to the  Legislature and/was subsequently given a seat on trVa=/n%l;ost court in his  State. In 1S5S he w^a* elected to Congress and was a mem.i6ix<x)f th,r> House  from that time until l^x)5, Trllli the exception of four years. :  Only JJovoiclc.  It is not long since the emperor of  Austria definitely setled the succession to the throne on lis nephew, Archduke Otto, passing pver the latter's.  elder brother, Francs Ferdinand, because he was on tin point of death  from consumption. Francis is apparently recovering his health, however,  and it is hinted thathe was not suffering so much from' consumption as-  from blighted affecton. He has long  wished to marry che Archduchess  Stephanie, the widov of Crown Prince  Rudolph, whose trajic death at Mey-  erling a few year; ago will be recalled, and he was ,-onstitutionally debarred from .doinj so while he remained in the .direi line of succession  to the throne.        I  What a time a nan must have who  makes a night of r. at the North PoleT  Think of going on the rampage for sia?  monthsl  ml t -V * - - 'rT *-  .. A'i  ;  w.  ^���������iTfe    gOt  i/tvuelc, and  And then they both began to sing,  The key was, I think, B fiat,      r  Sue took the alto, May the air,  And 1���������well. I took my hat.  ���������New, York Town Topics.  The nurse (smilingly)���������Well, , "it" Is  twins. Wheeler (crushed)���������Heavens, I  hope bicycles will be cheaper next year.  -Puck.  "She's worth a million, you know, and  they say he only married her for her  money." "Is that all?"���������Philadelphia  North American.  "There's one great drawback to a  flat." "What's that?" "You have no  attic to put things you don't want,in.?'  ���������Chicago Record.  Madge���������How  proud   Manic  is  since  she ordered  her bicycle!    Tom���������Well,  you know, pride goes before a fall.���������-  Yonkers Statesman.  The Tenor���������Miss Hysee, you are simply talking through your hat. The Soprano��������� Maybe I am, sir, but I don't  sing through my nose.'���������Chicago Tribune.  As   he   paid   the   bill   for ��������� the   sealskin  sacque  The maiden's father said with a sigh:  "The summer girl is very dear,  But the winter girl comes just as high."  ���������Chicago Tribune.  Broker (to his valet)--John,' I have  lost a-lot of money and have had to get  an inferior brand of cigars. Do you  intend to remain with nie?���������Fliegende  Blaefter.  Mamma���������Whore's papa? Flora���������He's J  down stairs.    Mamma���������AVhat's he, doing?   Flora���������His bicycle is out of breaff,  and he's giving it some more.���������London  Figaro. ,t ���������' '  "Rose is, wearing a chrysanthemum  that is fully three weeks old/' "Is she  so economical?" "No: she wants the  rest of us girls to think that some man  gave it to her."--Chicago Record.-  "What makes you  say  that  women  have more sense than  men?"    "Well,-  you   haver'l   seen  any   woman  riding  around town on wheelbarrows since the-  election. have yon?"���������Chicago Record.  "Bfitts is quite a Bohemian in- his  ways, isn't lie?" "Batts? No. Never,  hold of a five-dollar bill last  what do you think he did?  Went.and bought a meal ticket."���������In- j  dianapolis Journal/ ' '        |  Mrs. Chipporing���������So these are your  children, aro they? Mrs. .Marrow���������Yes,  and everybody says they are just the  image of me. Mrs. Chipporing���������Why,  so they fire, poor little things!���������Boston  Traveler.  "Have yon ever called upon' Miss  Point Breeze?" asked Dinwiddie of Van  Braam. "Only once." "Her father is a  fore.-handed man, I understand." "Yes,  fore-footed, too."���������Pittsburg Chronicle-  Telegraph. I  "I'm afraid that 17-year-old girl tof  Thompson's is a little lacking in ^musical education." "Why?" "I asked her  what she thought of comic opera, and  she said it was just grand."���������Indianapolis Journal.  The Count���������"My dear Mees Goldollar,  I want you to marry me." Heiress���������  "Oh, Count! I am speechless with surprise." The Count���������"Zat is all right;  your mouey_talk."���������New York Com-  "hiercial Advertiser.  With tears in his deep brown eyes he  pleaded earnestly for a little more time.  But the flinty-hearted landlord remained unmoved. Consequently, the  tenant didn't remain in that condition.  ���������Cincinnati Enquirer. .!:���������  Dr. Blunt���������"We must wake tier, because I want to ask her if/she has  obeyed my orders." The Patient's Husband���������"Er���������ah���������doctor, it might be.as  well to���������ah���������put that question in a  somewhat different form."���������Puck.  "There doesn't seem to be so much or  a demand for the elevation of the stage  now as formerly: do you think so?"  "No; but you know that's because women are giving up wearing high hats  at the theaters."���������Roxbury Gazette.  "Happened to see your wife on a  wheel yesterday. If I remember, I  heard you declare you would never allow her to ride." "Yes, I know. But  she had a chance to trade off her pug  dog for a wheel, and I thought I would  choose the least evil."���������Indianapolis-  Journal.  . Literary Aspirant���������"It must be fine  to be an editor and have an opportunity  to print all that you want to say." Experienced Newspaper Man���������"Lord bless  you, boy! 1 printed all I wanted to say  in the first three weeks. Ever since  then I've been filling space."���������Somer-  ville Journal.  "Come, old man," said the kind  friend, "cheer up. There are others."  "I don't mind her breaking the engagement so very much," said the despondent young man; "but to think that I  have got to go on paying the installments on the ring for a year to come  yet. That Is what jars nie."���������Indianapolis Journal.  MUSIC OF ST.  PETER'S.  The  Choir   Singr* It at Sisht Without  Rehearsal.  Opposite the Chapel of the Sacraruenl  Is the Chapel of the Choir. St. Peter's  .s a cathedral, and Is managed by a  chapter of canons, each of whom has  his seat in the choir, and his vote in the  disposal of the cathedral's Income,  which is considerable. The .chapter  maintains the choir of St. Peter's, a  body of musicians quite independent of  the so-called "Pope's choir," which is  properly termed the "choir of the Sis-  tine Chapel," and which is paid by the  Pope.  No musical Instruments are ever used  In the Sistine. In the choir, on the contrary, there are'two large organs'. The  one on the west side is employed on all  ordinary occasions; It is over two hundred years old, and is tuned about, two  whole tones below the modern pitch. It  Is so worn out that an organ-builder is  In attendance during every service to  make repairs at a moment's notice.  The bellows leak, the stops stick,, some  notes have a chronic tendency to "cypher," and the pedal "trackers" unhook themselves unexpectedly. But the  canons would certainly not think ol  building a new organ.  Should they ever do so, and tune the  Instrument to the modern .pitch, the  consternation of the singers would be  great; for the music is all written foi  the existing organ, and could not be  performed two notes higher, not to men-  tlon the confusion that would arise,  where all the music Is sung at sight  This Is a fact not generally known, but  worthy of notice. The music sung iu  St. Peter's, and, indeed,*.n most Roman  churches, is never rehearsed or practiced. The music Itself is entirely in  manuscript^and,Is the property of the  choirmaster," or, as is the^case in St. Peter's, of the chapter, and there is no  copyright in it beyond .this fact of ac-  ' tual possession, protected by the simple  plan of never allowing any musician to  have his part in bis hands except while  he is actually performing it.  In the course of a year the same piece  may be sung several times, and the  old choristers may become acquainted  with a good deal of the music in this  way, but never otherwise. Mozart is  reported to have learned Allegri's Miserere by ear, and to have written it  down from memory. The other famous  Misereres, which are now published,  were-pirated'in a similar way. The  .choirmaster of that day"wtis very, unpopular. Some of the'leading singers  who had sung the . Misereres during  many years in succession, and had thus  learned their several .parts, met and  put together what they knew into a  whole, which was at once published, to  the no small annoyance and discomfiture of their enemy. But much good  music is quite beyond tlie reach of the  public���������Palestrina's best motets, airs by  Alessandro Stradella, the famous hymn  of Raimondi, in short, a������ great musical  library, an archivio, as the Romans call  such a collection, all of which is practically lost to the world.  It Is wonderful that under such circumstances the choir of St. Peter's  should obtain even such creditable results.   At a moment's notice an organ-  A FORTUNE FOR SOME ONE.  The Treasure of the Incas Still Buried  in the Mountains,  Adventurers who seek gold should  turn to Peru. To begin with, the remainder of the Incas ransom is buried  somewhere in the mountains between  Caxamarca and Cuzco. We may confidently assume, says an English paper,  that it has not been discovered, for if  CI/tlWATE   AND    COMFORT.  Either waj', whether we are to have a  prolonged winter of extreme cold or a mild  one, through' the dampness and chill neuralgia will find its victims, and a great  many .imprudent people will find neuralgia.  In either case, when it does come, with its  racking torture, let's look about for the best  that can be done. We need not go far.  The reputation of St. Jacobs Oil as a cer-  . tain cure for neuralgia has gone before it,  and it is an established fact, that it cures  put into circulation at home the money -, surely, soothes and restores the troubled  market would have been convulsed,  whereas the finders would have no  reason for keeping the secret had they  gotten safely away to Europe. As for  the evidence.of deposit, there is Pizar-  ro's official - report that ' his comrades  would not wait until the celebrated  room was full.. They were too impatient, to murder their captive, though  they kuew that the bullion levied upon the temple at Cuzco was on its way,  transported', by������ .100,000 llamas, each  carrying 100 pounds of purest gold.  Tho figure is not incredible, seeing how  much remained when the conquista-  dores sacked Cuzpo.  News of the murder reached that  precious caravan in the mountains;  forthwith the priests buried their gold  and returned. Every one concerned  with the expedition, who could be  identified, was tortured to death, but  none would speak. Such is the contemporary account. Sir Clemen Ls  Markham, president of the Royal  Geographical Society, obtained some  information during his memorable expedition to Peru,. , He states, as if it  were well known in the neighborhood,  that the caravanleft the highway at a  spot now called Azanjaro.  nerves. To enjoy, therefore, a'corhfortable  winter, whether it is cold or mild, bear in  mind that for this complaint one should  have the great remedy for paiii ready fox  use. It is by putting off that the ailment  grows worse, and the worst cases grow les;  as soon as it is used.  FAILS fi    WIT.VKSS3SS.  THE "SANCTIFIED CHURCH."  Progressive   Civilization.  ' A lady recently took into her servk-i  M. Ohinaman, and began to Christiaanlzt  him. Shortly afterward /some sllvoi  spoons were missing. Then she taughi  him the Apostles' Creed, and It was  discovered that a valuable piece of  plate had been stolen. HLs, benefactress, loath to'suspect her new convert,  started in to teach him the Ten Commandments. By the time he was able  to repeat the First Commandment, the  seamp stole her watch. Then the philanthropic lady's sou rebelled. VMotii-.  er," be exclaimed, "for.heaven's sake,  don't teach that pig-tailed scalawag  any more, or by the time you've got  him to the Tenth Commandment he  will have stolen the house and takes  the cellar, along with it!"  There areknave6 now and then met with who  represent certain local biiters and poisonous  stimuli as identical with or po.ssesM'ng properties akin to those of Hostetter's .Stomach Jlit-  ters. These scamps only succeed in foisting their  trashy compounds upon people unacquainted  with the genuine article, which is as much  their opposite as day is to night. Ask and taka  no substitute ior the grand remedy for malaria,  dyspepsia, constipation, rheumatism and kid*  ney trouble.  "Chicago university has just received  a gift of property worth $500,000 to he  used for a new biological station.  State of Ohio, Ctty of Toledo, j  Lucas County,  Frank J. Cheney makes oath ,that he is tho  senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney <fe Co.,  doing business in  the city of Toledo,  County  lnd State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay  he sum   of   U.VK   11 ONI!).till   DOLLARS io������  jach and every case of Catarrh that cannot b������  cured bv the use of Hall's Oatap.ru Cure.  FRANK J. CHENEY.-  Sworn to before me and subscribed in my  presence, this 6th day of December,'A. D. 16S*.  j seal J  A. W.'GLEASON,  Notary Public.   '  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and  acts directly on the blood and mucous surface!  of the system.   Send for testimonials,'free.     ,   '  F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.  Sold by druggists, "5c.  Hall's Family Pills are the best.  Bricks of glass are now manufactured in Silesia. They are cheap and  more durable than mud bricks.  Piso's Cure for Consumption is the beat  of all cough cures.���������-George W. Lots,  Fabucher, La., August,26, 1895.  .'  A scheme is on foot to have a geneial  census of the whole world taken to mark -  the end of the,century.  Peculiar   Religious   Sect ,-vvith   Headquarters Near Montrose( N. C.  One of' the most peculiar religious  sects in America, is the "Sanctified  Church," or "Sanctified Band," which  is located on' the Chowan river, near  Montrose, N. C. The unsanctified do  not approve of their ways, and recently  an attack was made on what is known  as the Albemarle section,- which result-,  ed in the killing of one woman, and the  wounding of three or four men. These  people live in boats, which\, they call  arks.     Constructed  of   rough  lumber,  You will find one coupon inside  each two ounce bag, and two cou  pons inside each four ounce  bag of BlackwcLTs Durham.  Buy a bag of,   this celebrated tobacco and read the  coupon���������which  gives a list  of valuable presents and how  ffr to get-them. *S'  A1UC OF   THE  SAXCTIFIKD  BA2.D.  1st and about a hundred singers are  called upon to execute a florid piece ol  music which many of them have nevei  seen or heard; the accompaniment is  played at sight from a mere figured  bass, on a tumble-down instrument two  hunared years old, and the singers, both,  the soloists and the chorus, sing from  thumbed bits of manuscript parts written In old-fashioned characters on paper often green with age. No one has  ever denied the extraordinary musical  facility of Italians, but If the general  musical world knew how Italian church  music is performed it would be very  much astonished.  It ls no wonder that such music la  sometimes bad. But sometimes it Is  very good; for there are splendid voices  among the singers and the Maestro  Renzi, the chief organist, is a man of  real talent as well as of amazing facility. His modernizing Influence Is counterbalanced by that of the old choirmaster, Maestro Meluzzl, a first-rate  musician, who would not for his life  change a hair of the old-fashioned traditions. Yet there are moments, on  certain days, when the effect of the  great old organ, with the rich voices  blending In some good harmony, Is very  solemn and stirring. The outward persuasive force of religion lies largely in  Its music, and the religions that have  no songs make few proselytes.���������Century _    A strong solution of washing soda  (iodium oarbuuaie) in hot waier wiil i.e  fcund to be excellent as a cleansing  agent for dirty lamps.  To attack a man with any weapon is  a serious matter in Madagasoar. It is  punishable by death.  Your grocer will sell you  Schilling's Besi tea, and return your money in full if  you don't like it.  He is our agent to this  extent; and we want no  better business.  A Schilling- & Company  __     San Francisco 833  these arks are merely houseboats, with  neither sails, oars nor other means of  locomotion. Sometimes they are dragged up on the bank, when it is decided  to make a protracted stay. The arks  vary in size, but the3r are all the same.  In one end is a small room containing a  cooking stove and kitchen " utensils.  Here the tb'od for the inhabitants of the  craft is prepared. Adjoining is a larger  room used alternately as a dining room  and meeting place, where public and  private worship is conducted.  Why   There Are   So   Many   Smiths.  At the time of the adoption of surnames every artisan whose work required the striking of blows on metal  was known as a smiter or smith, and  the community therefore had its blacksmith, arrowsinilh and several others  of the same character. The number of  Smiths of the present'day may,'therefore; be readily accounted for, when we  remember that each of the different  kinds of smiths was as much entitled  to the use of his trade name for a cognomen as any other artisan. John, the  blacksmith, and John, the coppersmith,  were both known as John, the smith,  an appellation which naturally resolved  itself into the .family name of John  Smith.���������Ladies' Homo Journal.  LACE CURTAINS.  THE LOWERING  OF  PRICES.....  Which we have effected in these has  been even greater than in other goods.  They are no longer expensive.  If you. have not purchased recently  we have a surprise in store for you.  Ir is.d  Special Offering to  Mail Order Purchasers  "Wefoster*s  : Internal! onal \  IMdtionary  ���������WEBSTER'S  , INTERManffiJAL,  DICTIONARY".  at $1.00, $1.35  and  Castor O I a Hair Tonic.  The 'fashionable coiffure for young  women and girls is waved at the sides,  where it droops a little.- Small combs  hold these waves in place. The coil at  the back is placed rather high. Castor  oil, pure and simple, is said to be an  excellent tonic for the hair, used once  a month.  It is applied with a small, fine sponge,  which is dipped in the oil and rubbed  on the scalp, the hair being parted with  the fingers.  Fishing Smaelcs.  The number of smacks employed in  deep sea Ashing in the North sea is over  5,000. They .fish in fleets of 150 vessels. Over 20,000 men are employed in  this fishery alone and they remain at  sea never less than two months at a  time.  When a preacher can attract no attention with his religion he still has  the,chance left of being tried for heresy.   A few of the election orators have  returned to work, but a good many are  out who should be arrested for vagrancy.  .55 and $1.85 a pair for  S}4 yard length  white or cream  lace curtains  thoroughly to-date styles.  Jixpre.ssagc or postage  paid by us.  They arc suoh goods and values  as we are certain will be  friend makers for us.  As n holiday gift  to a housekeeper  they will be among  theniost welcome selections.  1 We will send our new Fall Catalogue  Free for the asking.  Send your order at once.  .OLDS'* Kigyc,  302 Washington St.       -        -       PORTLAND, OR.  Make money by successful speculation lin  Chicago. We buy and  ��������� sell wheat there on  margins. Fortunes have been made on a small  beginning by trading in futures. Write for  full particulars. Best of reference given. Several years' experience on the Chicago Board of  Trade, and a thorough knowledge of the business. Downing, Hopkins ifc Co., Chicago Board  of Trade Brokers. Offices iii Portland, Oregon,  and Spokane, Wash.  " FOR PE0FLETHAT ARE SICK or  "Just Don't   Feel Well,"  iD|pKUJ^snPJ������Ee PILLS  are tho One Thing to use.  Only One for a Dose.  Sold by DrujrKJBts nt 25c. a bor  Samples mailed free.     Addresa  Or. Bosanko Med. Co. Phila. Pa.  I)UI*TUKK and PIIjISS cured-do pay until  k   cured; send for book.   Drs. Mansfield &  Invaluable in Office, School, ond Home.  A thorough revision of the  Unabridged, tho purpose of'  which hr.s been not (itsplnv nor <  the provision of material for.  lionsifr.l awl showy advertise- (  ment, hut. the. due, judicious,;  scholarly, tlior<-mrii perfect-1  ing of a v.-01-k which i>, nil tho <  Jtygea of its ������������������growth hr.a ob- <  tamed in nn equal detrree the i  favor rnrt confidence of scliol-.  . ars.niirt of the general public.  Tlie Choicest of. Gifts  for <C2iris������i3ias.".  .Ty Various Stylus or JSindiso.'  Mr-Specimen pages sent c:i amplication to  G. & C. MERUTAM CO., Publishers,  Springneltl, Mass.. U.S.A.  >C-O0OO00<KKKK>.  i������E 't  nny. address, our ... ,  ��������� h|>e,:l)il  Trice I<imt ot  HOUSFMOLO  GOODS. ETC.  This circular is issued  for the benefit of our  country customers who cannot avail themselves ;  of our Daily Special Hales.   Send us your address.   You will   find   both   goods aud prices  right. WILL <t F1NCK CO.,  818-S20 Market Street, San Francisco, CaL  Fancy dressed and jointed,  2.5c; seven-inch drums, 25c;  hair nets, 5c: package  Xmas moss, oc; hobby  $1.45; dozen embroidery silk, 10c; tinsel balls,  any color, 2c; photograph album, 50c; men's  socks, 4c a pair; embroidered silk handkerchiefs, 7%c; children's rings, 1c; -linen thread.  Sc a spool; choice boys heavy shoes, ?1.25. Mail  orders promptly attended to.' (JLAKY'S TUB  JFAIK, 312 Washington street, Portland, Or.   SURE CURE for PILES  Itching and Bliixl, Bleeding or ProtruUinr Piles yield ������t one* to  DR.BO-SAN-KO'S PJLE REMEDY. Stop, itcli-  ing, ������t������orb������ tumors. A poaitive cure, oirculnr. sent free. Prio������  50a.    Uruigliu or m������il.      I>K. liOSAN'KO, Cliilo.. P������-  [HABIT  AA'D  !������SS  SWB    B<Ba/BHBCoro<! In TO to 20 I)������y������.   No I'ay till  Cured. DR. J.L.STEPHENS. L.EliAKON,OUIO,   ffllal  WHE3E ALL ELSE FAILST      M  yrup. Tastes Good. Use  Sold by drnfTjzIsts. I....  v*  II  'I  >. i  ���������, 11  1  ���������v  P'ortbrfiblV, 838 Murket St., San Francisco.        j N. P. N, TJ. No. 6S0.���������S, F. N. U. No. 757 >������&'&. *>i>^^'������.i4!iii*g!^ ������j������J������-^������.-������wi<j^^V^^:^'H",r*~^***!***T:',7^r*'"''  ^.^i^^^yayg^wMgaagaiw^  Qist^rqt'i'zz***.  WfVfir*Y'r^.^,^Va^^^^^^^^^  ' ��������� -/:;  . G. A. TV.cBa.TT & Ql  Real' Estate   Brokers^Nan^noJBXI  i '. t  :��������� s ���������"  ' , GJ- v.c D"Tir'i,i? r  ���������  ,*n ov r..< -id'.e   '*'���������'.  Coax Oil ,?1 5������> ^tr  tin at LxU.r'>,  Wing Chonjj is said   to  be   the  tallest  man in Urvon.  Charlie Van Hotiton was up   from Nanaimo List week.  Received at WilWrds, a fine  lir.e of   bug-  gv whi'jj, ra.".ginjj fs'i.Di 15 to 25 ccata,  . M-r.    Archibald    Dick?,    inspector   n\  Mines v.-r in town List week.    .'  ���������.���������'Men's   new 'styles, in   Hard  and   Sr.-ft  Hats at Ltise..:s. .     (  Next.Sunday  eveinn^  there  will be a  Sonj> Service Al,the Methodist Church.  Lawyers Young,  E'ckstien .ind   Sh.iw,  and Judye Harrison,  were passengers on  Friday.  Buy yoai sugar a'c Lsiser's S5.25 per c\v  The' Hospital  Cimcert  will   be pivvu  at  Piiiet'-s [fall Oil   ilond.y   evening   F-:b.22.i,  ati 7:30 and  will be   under the   management,  'of Mr. L-mis llowtdl, aad uh������ bant talent in  .-��������� Uuion will be enlisted ia it3 support.  Messrs.   Grant    and     Mounce    have,  constructed a three plank sidewalk along  Second Street, north side, from   Dewent  ,  to.Dunsmuir Avenue.      ,  Fresh  Eastern Oysters at  the  Union Store. . ,  Ladies,' have you seen those fine  bhoes in  N:. Parks' window?  Mrs. James Fitzsimmons  and children  left last week  for   Vancouver,  after a six  month's visit with Mrs. Ed McKim.  Bargains in white   and  colore i   Shins  ~~at Leiser's  Thursday evening the Epworth League will hold a Devotional Meeting;  everyone invited to attend.-  Garden seeds and Flower seeds ofalj  kinds, at McPhee & Moore's.  The W. C. T.T., will hoid a meeting;  at 3 o'clock Thursday .afternoon in the  School Room of the Methodist Church.  ���������Sale of Remnants-at Leber's for one  week only.  Spelling Bee and Program in the Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, the 23d  inst.'' Two classes; cash prizes; open to  all,  ���������.Another consignment of the .celebrated brands "Simla" and "Moonsoon"  Tea in i and k !b., packages, at McPhee  & Moore's.  The Medical Committee is   now as fol-  . lows : Wm Mitchell, Geo W.   Clinton, J.  B.   McLean,  VV. 11.   Walker,  L. C. McDonald, and VV.- M ..-Allan.  ���������Wedding presents. See the stock  (new) of silverware at Leiser's.  Mr. Joseph Hunter moved the reply  to the speech frprn. the throne kin the legislature on Wedneday.  The city council   of  Victoria   have appointed a committee to   try   and bring a.  bout the establishment  cSf an  Admiralty  House in their city.  ���������Siater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leber's.  The name of Miss Bertram was omitted by mistake from the program as published on the inside. She played the o-  pening piece. We refer, to the Methodist social.  Visiting cards printed at the News  OFFICE in neat script.  Remember the Hospital  Concent next 'MONDAY  ..-������������������NIGHT at 7:3o p.m.  Subscribe for The,News$2.oc per  annum.  The government office is now located  in'the new Court House in Union. In  accordance with the regular government  office rules the office hours will be frurn  Q a. m. to 1 p. m. and from 2 to 4 p. m.  , On Saturdays the hours are from 9 a. m  to 1 p. m.  MARRIcLGS BELLS.  A   quiet  aud very pretty   wedding   took  plac<i ou Tut-xday evemug at, tho  cottage  of  Mr, Ja.3. AddisoD, the f.t.her of   the   bride.  The   contiacting   parties  were   Mr.   Aiex.  J.  Mellado and   Mi^s Maggie  Addison  o''  this town, both of whom are well and favorably known.    The ceremony waa perfr.ra.-d  at 8:30 o'clock io the fcVi.niug   by   -ha   llttv.  J.  A.   L.'gau,   assisted  by  the Rev.    Mr.  Hicks accordicg to the rites and cf.reuioniea  ef   tho Presbyteiian Church, of  which  the  b'-ide ia a member.    The groom waa support  ed by Mr. Joseph  Vvalker;  and  Miss  Carrie Mellado acted as bridesmaid.    The bride  looked  charming in her bridal dress of pale  blue Bitin and lace, with bridal veil and   orange   blossoms.    The  bridesmaid    wore    a  handsome d'ress of white  China bilk,   tastefully   laado .'.nd very bect-'miiug.    After  tho  ceremony, the  party   vas  oomiuouul to th������>  diviivig room and about forty gu..*-... .-.at. .i<....-s������  to a most fcunjpiuoiiM   rcuaat.     Anur   ���������>���������:-.icti  tho jompany   .M.jojfcd  -ti.em.-iulves  u.iid the  "v.o<- su'sii" hour.-  toA-n. rh->������������u������.ec������ayi pr ������ ad*i. t t leir  tJ ue.. .,u ... c- mi wct-r up thtf duues of  h. :������������������-:��������������� 1 -������B f������i'.i"������e.i bv the B"������tl *i������l'es  or .u<ai fn-.M.s      ra������ Sews j ils iu bc'ar.y  C      _;!!:- '-> '-iona.  FAMINE DM INDIA  Rev. J. A. Logan  at  the   Presbyterian 1  Chinch delivered an nble discourse upon  (  the above subject   hist   Sunday   evening-.  !  His text was from   Acts   16:9���������"Come  !  over and he'.p us. "  iT'h'i  cie-ATipt'-.m  .mentioned In the   i _  ferred 10.       Allusion   was  then   made 10  of various    famines  mentioned hi the   iiiu'.e   weie  briefly re-  our-m  :v\ l:ind which on account of its china e,  and great   an j   varied    resources  ���������  \.as protected Irom   such   a  catastrophe.   '  Bui India, on the   orher  hand,   bv \ir;ue  of its metc-piolo-ical conditions is subject  to   drouth.    Without   the   usual   rnin.all  there i.s a scarcety of food     The   district  touched   by   famine,  contains a   population of 43,  000,000.    Aire.tdy   half a million have starved; it is estnnaied   folly j,  000,000 will perish.    The urgency, he de  dared,'was so great^that   it  "ill   require  the aid,of the whole  world.     England  had   noblyvresponded.    In    Canada,  a-  mony others., the Montreal Star had started a   Fund,  and   already   over   $2������ 000  had been raised.  There are-four reasons, said Mr. Logan, why this cry for, help should be  heeded. (1) It is a Christian act to give  to the needy. (2) It appeals to our loyalty. India is under the British flay. (3)  Our missionary interest m,Inula. (4)  The broad ground of humanity.  Any amount may be handed Rev. Mr.  ' Logan, who will on the mail clay following pay-duy forward whatever is received  to the Star fund, 'Montreal, and. an acknowledgement for the same will appear  in ihc paper. Nanaimo has sent $293.00  and surely Union should do as well m  proportion to her population.  iAY IKEPOVE  The Comox liav is 1 >oki:ig up-   There  is no doubt about' that.    H -ll^- <-he time  one of  Pier   Majesty's   ships > riding at  anchor in the harbor.'   And it i, not only  the gavetv  which  is' thus  added to the ,  place",   which   makes this   important, but  [he  shekels   which  are   scattered.    The  f-.nner-s products hete find a market, the  hose's and bakery take 00 the bloom of a  healthful, prosperity.  And'he  n..vy has  come heie  to stay.  In   support of this we   may cite  the improvements made and to be made on tiie  Sand   Pit.     What  has  heretofore   been  done    has   been    described     in     these  columns.    And   now   another  important  Mep   in   advance  h.v*    been    taken.     A  Shelter Mess   Building 9 '   Teet long  and  24  feet   wide, to -include   officer,   apartments,  carpenter shop  and target  store,  ,  is to be immediately erected on the Spit,   j  Work   will   begin as soon as the  lumber  j  can   be  gouen   on   the  ground     James   ;  Cal-thcw   and  Horace ' Smith of the Bay  ���������irel the builders..    Other   improvements  on the  Spit wiil follow  shortly ol   which  notice will be given latter dr.. ^  Strange Ooiirb Scene.  A remarkable scene, and one quite  unusual, was witnessed in the County  Court held here on last Wednesday  evening. In-the now celebrated cow  case���������Crawiord vs. Seaton���������Mr. Eck-  stien appeared lor the plaintiff and Mr.  Young for defendent. Mr. Eckstien  contended that the court ' had made an  order  in  the . case, when up before, that  the costs of adjournment   fixed at   S16.00  should b'e paid   as a condition   prectd.-r.t  to the defendant being allowed to ddend.  The court looked at his record, but there  was no note of it.    Mr.   Young   did   no'  appear  to   remember  it.    Mr.   Eckstien  declared it was not his fault that no entry  .  had beep   made   and  that   he had  been  1   precluded from   getting a   written   order,  j  because of the  hurry of  the judge to gel  1  over  to   Comox;    that    his   client   and  witnjises   had been   compelled   to make  threetnps to Union   in" consequence of  the judge   having to  return to Nanaimo.  He asked to have the  condition enforced  and    was   ready    to   proceed    with   the  matter then   and- there.    The  court   not  yielding to his   contention,   the   Uaughty  lawyer  dramatically  threw off his gown  *.nd   seryered   his   connection   with -the  case.  .Send for new 60 page Catalogue before  placing your orders  fo: Spring   Planting,  1 if you are   interested in srwing money for  j  yourself and   getting   good   stock   of first ���������  hands.  1. f  Most complete stock of Fruit an<i;  Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Etc.,  in the Province.  Thousands of small Fruit Plants and  Vines of leading varieties, suitable for  this'Climate. '      .. -  Fertilizers,   Agricultural   Implements,,  Spray Tumps, Etc., best to be had.  No Agents.    List tells you all about it.  Eastern Prices or Less.  g rkknhotjsk, nukskry and afiary  604 Westminster Road.  The Deputy Rcgestra's notes showed  the costs were fixed at $16.00 but are  silent as to there being any condition for>  I i>.\ment before the defence could, proceed. Whether right or wrong in his contention, there is no doubt about Mr.  Eckstien s sincerity. Mis .view of it , was  given to -he writer the day following  ricjournmen'; and was therefore no after  thought. His acilon m the matter, has  not injured him in'the least among his  numerous admirers?  Espimalt h 1mm Ey.  Time   Table   No.   27,  T.i t&kK t-nVu.. a. 8 ...tu.  on  Al, i-naj   Nov.  '/nd. 189G.    'l.-xjnib inn ot> Pi.eilic  '   '      ��������� S?.tm������iuid tune.'  GOING. NOPTH  | lutiiy. I.Sat'jjT  Lv. Victoria lor Nunain.o mid | a. m.  | i*. m.  v-. tsUiiiaiOJi \   8.U0   |    3.20  >\r. ^.iiiinimo  ;    I   11.10 | t.t>.38  Ar.  WciiiuBton....  ,  I   V+-W 1   <������.65  '4  J.  B  Tiirt   L.xi.I������ ai.d lifo'iru wrr-: -."fa   ^:  of   ,uu::.y   lu������d^t.������   ,u,     us^ut     p.  r.URSERYMAN'  AND  '    EMM "���������   '���������  FOST OFFICE ADDRESS  604 Westminster Road,  ' VANCOUVER, B. C.  GOING  SOUTH  Lv, WeritiRton for Victor " | 8.20  Lv. Nfananno for Victoria. .. I g.40  Ar.'"Victoria  \   Vi.20.  1     AM'|    V M  I Daily. | Sat'dy..  3.30  3.45  7.00  For rotes'and information apply, af tCcm-.  pony's ofliucB, ���������������������������/ ,      ������������������.,  A. DUNSM U1R. JOSEPH HUNTER.  President, ������������n'l Supt  ILK. PRIOR,  Ooa. Froi(jht and PassonKer A������tv  V  JS1jI";' "^'^  imm  MM  MM  j\ry Goods" ]3epartxiie'i|.t-.������^^^^  ,������rar������BO'4������SW>^S'>^.  VV  Sooo .short ends of all kinds of dress'goods, .ribbons,' etc.  at 'less than H A L F- P RIC E, for one week only.  r   ,  -^^^uinrsircsajSTKS?*'^  ,,      -it    . :-, u^,. nrrt t-s at crreatly reduced prices to clear..  Special lines in-nat������ ana uxb <n. a.^<-   j ^  iinnlf3''13^^  i c.^rn1 ns-s   of  the   noted   Slater  ,We have just opened several cas.s i  w' r        ������������������/    oil-rlrpq-ire stamped on the sole   by tne  Shoes for gents, ail paces are sutn.p _  maker.    We invke inspection.  fr'  miTURE: & HARE/  si^rv-'A m.  -1 -'l-      ^.     Rprl room suites in oak and an-  Car load of furniture to hand consisting of -Bed-toom  ���������11    '    1 "'   A   lnrae  assortment of center tables, book  cases,,  wan  t.q.ue, side boards.     A laige  assoitr      .  stands, chiffoniers, dining tables, chairs, etc.    Also ������*<*������, ^  racks, hall stands, book shelves, umbrella sttnds, etc., bamboo ware.  A full line of the best groceries always on hand, at the lowest prices, if you are not dealing with us, it will pay you to  call and get prices.  fi  CPirt M L  >y?i  iMF'Sti.  : i  i ���������  { *  %  H  ,  |  *  ���������i'.  it  ������  '$  \  ti  ������������������>  ���������������,vhivh 'M ^'.'U'.-ri^'t. o.  .-ir .u.'i.-'.U'ivit'y in  !..!iC  mm  TtsiJZr

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