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 ���������  nhtffi  ******  \- -x    '.  NO.   ji4^UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT,    B.-C,    TUESDAY    FEB. 23rd.    1897.    $2.00    PER   ANNUM.  ases&g^ag&seae^  For  the choicest meats we are head   quarters.  , If you have not tried bur noted sausages, bologna and head  cheese,  you should do  so at  once.  Fresh vegetables, eggs  and   butter,    salmon  bellies,  Mackerel,  etc.  Shipping Supplies  Gutter.  -. ���������<���������'-��������� ���������  .ig-Sx-^gssggsgeeg-^  Slum  A successful merchant and we will show you  a man who keeps thoroughly /posted, and  watches the cost of every single article he  purchases, .  '&'  ^tbb Rule Appl 83 to gcononical Hossekeopg^  ������;the r.easpn the women of Union,use '  ������������������fiestas a standard for what tne*y should  "iTHsSten^i^l  '6iir pri;  pay for getocis elsewhere.  PRICES   ON   APPLICATION  AT:  HAMBUBG-ER'S.  AT  Prices   at  1?. iDxrisrisrE's  Ypuwill find in my selection of this  fall?s%oods bargains never oflfered you  befere. Fine bl&ck worsted suit  J35.00, nice nobby Scotch  suits $25,00  And Overcoat* From $20.00   up.  H������RNAI^LCTtlU^-Av tk������ midMM  of Mr*. D. Williams, fW-jr* stolaws, Comox  Dtottricty ������m twl>iwy 17th, Mr. Robert  Horvcl V 0ufc������ Md Mi* Rachsl X.y������;������!l of  0������.-.,������* *tn esriW HI th������boB4*������*f wedlock,  ..he a,..-*. H*r, fMh "���������ttciali.ag. Miss-Jan-  u.e Lytt*!- w# t������rideMMf������0.4Mi4 Mr. Cbarla-  Wfcy ee <m* bats am. A number ������f *������efa:,  w������.. fca-fcrifoase Ml#i|Wl0i SM**** reeecved, for  which fxfr. aod Iffrs. Jhmiai desire to ���������*���������  ..tad sh'������r thiaka.  We do all. kinds of  Job P*rin*ing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular,  Union   Shipping.  The Fiugi.1 Uft on the If th with lit tons  of oosj.  The Mande left on the 17th with lfiJ5 tons  of aoal fer she C.P.N.Co., Victoria.    ���������  The tag'kup������ left oh' the 19th with 197  eouB-of coil fer the Consolidated Ry. Vic-  sori������.  Tho Ttpio Isft ou the Slat with 450 ton*  'A upalfor >he C.P.R.  The 8ao Mateo Uft on - the 23d, with  4,300 toae of coal for tho Sua.hern Pacific  at San Franciaoo.  The Florida will be due ou Friday.  OT7KBBBZ<Ain>   SHOB   iHOP.  I have moved into my new shop on  Punsmsjir Avenue, where I am prepared  to manufacture, and repair   all; kinds of  men?*, women's;, and children's shoes."  -  Gi?������ tae ��������� call. -  .KELSON 4*ARKS,  THE Biadley������Martin, bal masque ii  exciting New York society people*  and has been for weeks past; it is to ec  lipie anrsociarfunction ever held in Am  erica. New York.and Brooklyn tailors  and modistes have refused to accept  more work, and. it is asserted the money  which will be putm circulation will be  hundreds of thousands of dollars. j What  appears strange is the fact tha*": the  Goulds are not asked.  Rev. Rainsford condemns the extrava  gance strongly, but it puts money in  tradespeople's pockets, gives,employment  to a large number of .workmen in various  callings and is a boon to many, as well  as a gratification to Mrs* Hradley-Mania  ��������� * -       -V -  A young gentleman said the other day,  "vou don't write any. rriore cnatter," and I  said "No, but if some one would only do ���������  something to chat about, I mean .some  thing I could chat about, not fights and  disgraceful scenes, but, say sorfte ' bright  things 7. could tell of, do some heroic act  like the miner at Rossland, get engaged  and tell me, I would - put it in chatter !"  liut he said he .would'ntlilce that.1' Men  are so h ard tot please !'" <  In a-large..c"ity the people are not, so  modest Win.small places and the social col  urnn of: a; weekly  paper   is  interesting  with a,weekly   write'  up   of  the, social-  life;" "But Union will grow, and  then the  reporters'-vvillsef in their fine work'-'  ,     Why jdo engaged people look so "mad"  * at-each" other when* they try" to assume-in  - difference ?'   Muybe you think you don't,  but oh!   ask  some   frank, . courageous'  friend, and don't be'so'resentful" because  I know. ��������� IdicJ'nt ask,  K just- observed,  used my optics.  The bright days see tlie ladies of Union  ^ put..on x.dress,jp^rade,j- which,.,n.iake.?- ,.the-.  ;men: loof 'brigljtcr, fo*rx;bLess their'he;i*rtS J  .,whe'rS^^i.'(g.;fHan that^es'm^filcirrto see  wife, daughters, *sis������srs, mother and.some  .body's ,'girl ^'iSok^ni^'natty  at>d - happy?  And .then the merchants, .wear a  bland  smile, for women will yield;to'the temptations in the display windows^* jjn'in and  leave tt\ few shekel?, when they have any,-  ofcourse..  M/>hday was Washington's birthday, a  day.as dear to Americans a* the t������venty  fourth pf May is to Canadians. And I  am sure some ire-works were displayed  over the line by some countrymen of  '��������� REiNE.  HOSPITAL CONCERT.  The concert given for the benefit of the  Union Uoapitallaat -night���������Monday '22d,  mast have been a snoceu financially, if one  may judge from the large attendance:'. Tbe  directors and Mr. Howels, under whose  super vision and management the entertainment was presented, are te be congratulated  on having appealed te a sympathetic and  generous public.  The board of directors are: Judge James  Abrams, Pres., J. A; MeKnight, Vice-Pres.,  Dr. Lawrence, Treas., J. B. MoLeaa, Sao.,  Tbos. Russell, C H. Tarbell, J. Thompson,  and Wm. c Mitchell. As Mr. Logan said  last night these gentlemen give their time  and services withoat charge er fee and are  doing mueh in a neble cause.  Toe program was a fairly good enet  several numbers being especially worthy of  mention; among them was the duet by Mr.  and Mrs. Parker, who received a vociferous  encore; both Mr. aad Mm. Parker established themselves aa favorites ��������� with their  audience at onoe. Mrs. Parker sings so  sweetly and with so little effort, that in the  pleasure of listening to her the audience is  in danger of forgetting the might svar grow  tired. Mis* L^ura Abrams' reuitation was  admirably delivered; Mr. Hioke'solo, Mr.  Logan's address, and Mi������s Nellie Tarbell's  recitation, were among the best numbers on  the program. Mr, Marshall's performance  ou the bagpipes . created mueh enthusiasm.  The dnst by Mr. Soavagada aud Boydeaen  would have "been interesting donbtless to  one understanding Italian. Mrs. Sd  McXim and Mrs. D. Kilpatrick were the  accompanists of the evening. Mr. F. Dalby  and Mr. Sullivan kindly acted aa uahers.  Judge Abrams made a capable chairman  unfdring and amiable in his efforts to present  the program to the satisfaction of all.  Where all was so kindly performed for a  oharitable object it is regreted tbat i time  and space forbid a more lengthly critique. .  BJKx*    ���������  Genenal Merchants and Butchers,,  UNiON and COUt=JTENAY,        - B.  ,'.a,i  W A  i������ ��������� ���������   mws  Lecture on Armenia,  r,  Rev. \V. Hicks having, corresponded  with the Rev J. F. B'etts of Victoria, with  reference to coming here, and no letter  having been received last week making  tt uricertain whether he would be here, a  feieuram was sent binvbv the News in  response to which the following reply  was received: * **���������  Victoria, B. C. Feb. 22ud.  To the NEWS} Union, B. C.    -  Leave here to  morrow  morning  by  City of Nanaimo; return by same. boat.  , J. E. ;I3etts.   .  ��������� We are authorixed by" Rev.,.W.  Hicks  \o announce that, the lecture on Armenia  \ will be given on Thursday, even ing, Feb.,  25th, at the  Methodist   Church.    An   ad  mission fee of 25 cents will be charged.  Rev. Mr. Betts is a prominent figure in  the Methodist denomination, being . Pres  iding ������lder of his district. He has given  lhe Armenian question special study and  what he may have to say will be both  interesting and instructive. ,  ' Let us by our attendance give' him a  cordial welcome and*show our sympathy  with the cry which"is going out from that  unhappy countiy to-.the world for helj^  The strange spectacle of the Christian  nations Standing by with folded arms  while- the'' "sum of human misery v 'and  crime is being- enacted in Armenia," is  enough to make civilization blushol      ,-��������� ���������-;  Southern California  y'-"NO I  niOX OUB OCCASIONAL CORBE-  BPONDENT -OOOD   WOB.BS  FOB THUS NEWS������������������A DE-  LIOHTFUL CLIMATE ��������� THE  CBOWD FLOCKING IK��������� HOBO ELEMENT  San Pedro, Cal., Feb., 3rd. 1897.  Dear Editor:���������I am pleased to learn  that.the Comox News is still the pioneer paper of the northern part of Vancouver Island, arid that its adverting columns, news paragraps arid leading artic  tIts are in keeping with what a well-ordered local paper ought to be. The pa-  ' per is dean, crisp, and candid, a truthful  advocate and faithful exponent of the requirements and necessities of your flourishing and isolated country district. Al  though its principal aim is to furnisli its  numerous readers with a weekly collation  of all the local happenings, served up lithe latest style, yet.it also furnishes them  by way of dessert, witli the cream of the  recent events of Christendom. I find  that the correspondents.are not confined1'  to the adjacent islands and neighboring  cities; they are te ba'fbu'nd in the lead  ing 'cities of Canada and the United  States, anrf even the "dark continent of  Africa." It is needless to say that a news  paper possessing such indomitable ener  gy and perseverance, ought to succeed.  The writer congratulates the fjfEWS on its  continued prosperity, arid earnestly des  ires an increasing continuance of the  same, throughout the icmaipder of the  century.  I am happy to state we are all well in  the city of San Pedro, at the commence  ment of the second month of this year.  We have many reasons for thankfulness,  pe-chaps more than you. We have bad  no extremes of any kind this season, aiid  do not anticipate a������y; as for ice, snow  storms and bHwards, we tjmply know  nothing about such things.  I enclose you an item on our climate  (by'lhe writer) clipped from the the last  edition of our local paper, entitled; "San  PSDBO as a, winter resort," which will  givey?** feir conception  of the differ  ence in climate between Sa'rf Pedro And,  Chicago dunnsj the last week of January.  We have had abundance of rain" so, /ar-^  about eight inclies, knd if we are favored.  with five or six additional inches, the -.far1 >  mers willtrejoice, and there will be  abun c  dance   in the country   for     man     arid'  btast. ' '  Southern  California  has' not escaped  the prevailing  epidemic  of hard   times.  Thousands crowd into this ������1 Dorado on  . the approach of wintef; in order to escape  the rigours of an eastern climate.    Many -  migrate hither, like  the. swallows, which  on,the approach of Spring, return to their  'eastern,    homes.. -Some     come'   seeking  employment,  and like   the  man'' in  the parable"! hev,cannot -or will not   dig  jfiid"iO beg tlie\-;are ashamed;" but they  tare not ashamed tb steal.    There are orb/  ers ae-aiii of the hobo  fraternity,  Mbrake-  "beam" fir "box car tourists," as they are  called, who are looking for work for..their  -  jaws and stomach.'  They are, the  terror  of housekeepers and hen roost si}" rfnd consequently gravi't<tte.''rh- large, numbers* to-  ward" Uncle   Sam's* boarding : house for  longer or shorter periods, where by  way  of change'they employ th'eir.ioit,hands in  breaking stones .instead of breaking ' the  eigh'th commandment. ���������    .".  -1 .  ;  -������������������   % .- A.  FRASER, ,.  t  '      -,.a:*:J  ���������V,.  ��������� ' . ��������� ���������������������������-*��������� 'J <   xj   .,  " Frateijial.6Vi������iti -���������-. ^__  ''"'    "ByiOrar^^&rove.pflieers) *"'!���������.������������������":;*..  * ,*;!     *"    .         ''���������'&���������'.*;'.'  - The Grand Officers of the Grand Grove'  of British'Columbia paid an  official,visit   ,  to ��������� Cumberland Grove on Wednesday of-V  last  week.   ,A  special, meeting; ,;of   the.1"  xGrove.������5is,h*2ld, and after the .transaction .  ofthe-the routine business,  they all  re  paired 10'the   Union   hotel,   where  they.  "partook of a splendid banquet'    Speeches  and songs followed and  ruled the  hours  till' earlv " m.orn. -   Unfortunately,     the  Grand Secretary, J.   B.   McLean,  could  not attend trie banquet, owing to a severe  cold with which he has been afflicted, and  which for some days confined him to his  house.  ' The GranoV'Grove ..Officers while here,  werethe guests, of Grand Secretary J. B.  McLean.  Temperance Meeting- is the  Valley.  The Gospel Temperapce meeting held  in the Agricultural Hall'on Tuesday  eve  1 mng last,   was   quite  a  success.    There  was a good turn out, and the W.X. T. U.  are much endebted to the  Rev.   Mr.   Lo  gan and   Mr.   McDonald  of  Union, for  their presence, and highly interesting ad  dresses.  ������������������The''".collectioh amounted to $25.90  Avhich, alter; deducting hire of hall, will  be sent tb the Indian famine fund.  Grand  Entertainm e nt,  Union Dramatic  Society   ..      .... ���������������-.- .<���������  Willt.be given, at Agricultural Hall, Courtenay, on Monday  evening, March the ist,   1897.  When the Following  v Amusing and Laugh  able Plays will be  Given". ......  "Betsy Baker'  .-��������� .-*���������'���������'���������  J   ���������::and"*':  ������������������-Old Ckjoseijerry;'  Performance at 8 o'clock.  .Admission "56 'cerits.  Ch-Mreh'-hal'f price at* ���������"������������������������.-.-���������' ������_...t������. r ���������f^n. t'-",.-i xtr;1  T-  "WzXimifii    "nT-lit-^aM.  Mrtinmrjuura^J nW,������ L  .i k ���������*���������l  1,  K  !:  ���������'I  (V  5-7  1  ���������J*  3  r  1  .���������I  I-.A  0$'  ;:;-  .V       >  ,   I  -** -V'-V^V"- "  "S x   -���������   V   ���������-  The Weekly News.  M.    WHITNEY,    Publisher.  "UNION  .BRITISH COLUMBIA  Notwithstanding Mrs. Castle's recent  experiences in Loudon, we earnestly  advise American Anglomaniacs not to  adopt kleptomania as a popular fad.  sealing as an industry is, however,  working' its own destruction, as the  fleet this year will not pay expenses.  The commissioners believe that the way  is open for a settlement oi' the question.  The unfortunate thing is that thero  is no arrangement by which the pica of  "kleptomania" may be brought in ou  behalf of an individual caught stealing  bread to keep the babies at home alive.  The story about a 130-mile trip on a  California flying-liiacliiue sounds decidedly piscatorial; but California is  said to have a most remarkable climate, and perhaps, it is fly "time out  there now.  A tale is going the rounds of a monstrous Alaskan animal which lives  upon steep mountain sides and which  has some of its legs shorter than the  other. ' It must belong either to the family- politicals candidatus- or theairicus  angelus.  It is proposed to extend a cable to  lonely" St. Helena, Napoleon's prison  island, not for commercial advantages,  but for the curious fear that a foreign  power might quietly seize the island  and secure the incoming mail steamer  as a prize of war.  It is said there is an authenticated  account of a horse weeping during the  Crimean war. During an advance on  a battery a company of men and horse  was almost entirely destroyed, humans  and beasts going down in one awful  niiiss. A single horse, which had escaped unhurt, was found standing  close to an abject on the ground, which  was foundio be the body" of his master,  dead. "When a trooper was sent - to  bring the animal in, it was found with  the tears streaming froha-.its eyes, and  only bj' main force coulu it be dragged  away from its. master's body.  WILLIAM    B.    ALLISON,  Tlie Senator froin Iowa, Who Has Declined to Accept'a l?lace in tlie Cabinet  of President McKinley-  THE   SUWANEE   RIVER,  tlie   River   of  One of Secretary Herbert's constituents says that although Mr. Herbert is  from the South, only one warship constructed during his term has been named for a Soaithern^lace���������the Montgomery! What's the matter with the Texas,  that noble old sieve now in the Brooklyn navy yard? i  An indication of the growth of British  interest in American affairs appears in  the recent contracts made by the Manchester Guardian, the Edinburgh Scotsman, the Glasgow Herald, the Dundee  Advertiser and other leading provincial  newspapers with one of the. American  press associations for a daily service  of American news by cable.  The three electric locomotives of the  Baltimore and Ohio Railroad tunnel  line at Baltimore, Md., will soon be  used to handle the passenger trains as  well as the freight train's. The overhead conductors are being extended  three-quarters of a niile northward (to  the new Mount Royal station) and 1,500  feet southward, to obviate the "necessity of using steam pusher engines on  the tunnel approaches. The electric  engines are giving good satisfaction,  and the maximum trainload hauled so  far has been a train of forty-one loaded  freight cars with two locomotives not  working. ' 0*  The recent invention of a bicycle that  can be folded and then carried on tho  back like a knapsack has'added almost  infinitely to the- availability of the  wheel as-an adjunct to the soldier, it  can carry him part of his way, and the  remainder of the distance he can carry  it, the change from one position to the  other'being quickly and easily made.  Dr. Arthur McDonald, the Washington criminologist, thinks that every  man. -woman, and child in,,the country  should be measured according to the  Bertillon system, and- the resulting data  preserved by a government bureau,,  with branches in every township. This,  he says, would not only- almost put au  end to crime by making detection practically certain, but it-would be of'ser-  ���������vice in scores of ways among perfectly  respectable people, like lawyers, bankers, insurauce men, aud all others' to  whom questions of identity are, of great  importance.  SM1IW I       II i^������������^���������������1-MIU1IB  Now we are to have a wishbone market. Hitherto in cutting up of fowls for  the purpose of making canned soups the  bones have been ground indiscriminately for fertilizer, but a denmnd has  sprung up in the Bast for that'bone of  the superstitious, and it is no-w being  saved, cleaned and shipped, to be gilded or ribboned b3" Eastern dealers and  sold for decorative purposes.'  The largest steamship afloat was recently launched in Belfast. It is the  twin-screw steamer Pennsylvania,  built for the Hamburg-American Steam  racket Company. Its deck measurement is 5S5 feet, G2 feet beam,-and  depth from keel to awning-deck, 4*2  feet, with a displacement of 30,000 tons.  She will trade between Hamburg and  New York, and will accommodate 200  first-class, 150 second-class, and 1,000  steerage passengers.  ,One effect of Li Hung Chang's visit  to England and America is seen in. the  appointment by him of .two Chinese  women as delegates from China to1 the  women's congress which will meet in  London in 1S0S. The delegates are Miss  Marguerite "Whang and Dr. Htiking  Eng. both of whom were educated in  the United States. This is a remarkable concession from China, which has  never believed in..-women taking part  in anything, outside of home life. It -is*-  even a concession for Earl Li,,who.did.  not appear to approve of the advancement which he saw. women had made  here and in England.  MEN WHO.BOTHER CONDUCTORS  Commercial   Travelers   Who Look as  Much Alike  as   Two Pea*.,  Passenger Traffic   Manager   McCor-  mick, of the Big Four, is in very serious  trouble, and is puzzling his brain night  and day to find a way'to extricate him-  ���������self.   The cause of all his 'woe is the  ���������fact that two commercial travelers, patrons of the Big Four, .who" travel on  mileage books, look so much alike that  .the conductors are continually accusing  one of them of riding on a mileage book  that isn't his, and, in fact, the conductors on several occasions have refused  - to accept the mileage, and have taken  up the book.  One of these men is a Mr. Schaefer,  who travels for ti Cincinnati house, and  wlio makes his.headquarters at I-Itint-  ingiton, W\ Va. The other is a Mt\ Sti-  ner, whose" home is at Covington, aud  Disfranchisement as a punishment  for crimes against the ballot.appears  to be a practical and effective means  of dealing'" with such offenses, and- .a,.-  broader application of'it would probably be cordially supported by public  sentiment. Tho 'latest instance of it  has just taken place in Philadelphia,  where two .election officers who pleaded  guilty of H^'l*? **? ~rfTJf^flPE^-1-H'1" " t. f n "  votes  east  ���������u"tfo>r^.;.thii������*������A supervision  were sentenced   to be uhfirisoned   for.  four months and  to be  disfranchised  for four years:  ��������� '       ' - ��������� ������������������' ''  When the University of Chicago .was  started, it was thought good policy .to  secure eight or ten of the best men- in  the country by offering them' the unprecedented salary of $7,000. Rut a s-i-Ik  from the. few men thus favored, for a  special reason at tlie beginning, other  salaries have been fixed upon about HiVV  scale that obtains at Yale, Harvard.'  and half a dozen other first-class j-nsr'i--  tutions. Ih other words, $5,000 is;, the  .maximum that, any ��������� instructor niay  hope to reach, while the rank and file,  of the men are paid from $1,500 to $2,-'  500. -   ���������'-=   *  The annual report of the Secretary of  "War urges a continuance upon a large  stale of the. work of providing modern  defences!, which was begun three years  ago, and for which generous provision  was made at the last session of Congress. During the three years 21Sftheavy  rifle-guns have been completed and 200  moro are in process of construction. If  Congress adopts the recommendations  of Secretary'Lamont, it will appropriate nearly $10,000,000 to carry forward  the work of construction'another year.-*  This amount will require all the public  aud private'plants to work to tl*cir full  capacity in tlie supply of ordnance material. The last appropriation was  about $11,000,000. ,  ' '  An observing tourist who visits Rome  and walks through the streets is doubtless .surprised that "there are very few  bearing the,ominous number "13," near-,  lv ail the houses that should bear, those  figures''being "marked ;'12bl'- or' "14a."  Nor is. the" superstition regarding the  fateful thirteen jabsent from..scientific  and phlegmatic.Germany, for the."other  day "a 'nterchant iu Berlin-applied'to  the magistrate of tho district to have  the'number' of- his shop changed from  No. 13 to -No'.. 'i2b.' The magistrate;  however, refused; to;'grant the .petition.-  \n Frankfort; oh*the;other hand; the  'owner's, of }mikliiVgs"-beanng'No. 13-are  allowed to change the figures upon a  simple application,.to the proper authorities. -������������������'���������       " .,������,������������������ ���������:/���������"���������-  who represents a company at Colum-  -bus-.   Stiher has been traveling over the  Big Four for a long time, and is known  .by the conductors.   Recently Schaefer's  territory was extended, so that he takes  'in the JB.ig Four road in his trips. These  two men look as much alike as. two  peas, and every time that Schaefer pre-  .sents his mileage book to a. Big Four  .conductor the knigb't of the punch and  bell cord says: .    ,.-   -    -  ".Mr. Stiner, I am very* sorry,. but I  can't._accept this mileage; it's only good  'to' be used by Mr. Schaefer, and it's  against the rules of the-company for  anyone else to rj.de on it.  "But','^ says'"tlie" owner of'the ticket.  "my name is Schaefer,' and I own this  mileage book." ' '  "Look here, old man," says the conductor, as a general thing, "you liave'  been, on my train too many times to  give me any such a game as that. Your  name is Stiner, and you can't fool .me.  Yoti will either, have to' pay ,or get .off,  the train.".... '      '    ���������  All the protests made .by ^Schaefer  have as-a-general thing been of. no  avail" and Mr. Schaefer'has been compelled to pay his'fare on several occasions: The amounthas'been Cheerfully  refunded, with profuse apologies, by  Mr. McOormick, but he say;s ".lie can't  stand the strain much .-longer, and some  way must be devised for distinguishing  these two men" so th'af'no'more- nils-  talces will occur. Thetwo travelers are  good friends and resemble, each other  so closely thaU-it is doubtful if. their  own 'mothers could t.fiFtl them ���������������������������apart.  They were" recently pliotog rap lied tb:  ���������gethor, a copy of" which we print  Copied the Name i'rom His Grip.  Mr.1 Smith, an^ English" traveler,-arrived one evening x't a lintel in Austrillion the way he had picked up a'smart"  German and hired him as a.servaut.  In Austria every one staying at a hotel  is obliged to register his name-Sfucl oc-'1  cupation in a book, v>*-hich is ���������kep't for  police examination, so-Mr. Snflt'h told^  his servant Fritz Lo bring this book for  him to write his name.  "I have already registered milor,"  said Fritz, "as an Englishina.ii pf independent means." .������  "But I've' never told you my name,  so how do you know what it is.'.'"  "I copied .it .i'rom' tailor's' portman.-.  teau," answered-Fritz. *      .'    .'      .aV(; ���������  "Why,'it' iish't on--Wy- port'manteau."  cried Mr. Smith: "bring tho book Aljjj-t  let me see what you have put down."*  The book was brought and Mr.Smith.  to his amusement, discov^r.e(I--t'hat his  clever-sei'vant had:described himas:  "Monsieur Warranted Sole .Leather!"���������The Gripsack. .     . -.  Historical   Sketch    of  Sono'1 .  Leslie's,Weekly tells this tale of the  Suwanee River, the river of song: Just  how a river, a narrow little saffdrbot-"  tomed; blue-watered river,  that plays--  so small a part in the map of the United '  States as does the .Su,\ya'nee, could ever  have  become so famous in this wide-'  world, does seem strange to one when  he comes to think of it,' all because of a  mere  song.    Brit,  after   all,   it has  a  charm all its own, and the average visitor Will find, when he once falls into-  its spell, that "it .will linger' with- him,  with surprising tenacity, aud grow upon  .fhim like the shadow of some mysterious fascination.     No,doubt there was  eoiue such inspiration behind the lines:  Wayfxlown upon'ihe.S'wanee ribber,  Far; tar,away; -j,   JJ*   . ��������� .  Dar's'whar my*heart am turnin' ebber,  Dar's whar de old folks stay.  ���������Be that'W itJ-umy, rib'such ideal/picture book songs as this are ever heard  on the Suwanee River, in real life, un-'-  less^it be now and then, when some-  resident pf this section chooses-to hum  a few lines of this same song in a spirit  much the same as that of the deacon In  church .who says ;"Amen" when tlie  preacher has finished the morning-'  prayer���������simply agreeing to what the-  '��������� author of this immortal song has writ-  ���������ten.  "But there are songs along the Suwa-,  nee River that are characteristic' ana?  unique in all their plaintive melody, *  pathos; and humor. The negroes who-  are found at work along the river,  either on the_ little boats that haul timber up1 and down from" the mills or  phosphate from mines, or out in' the  lumber camps and'fields along the river  bank, seem to be all given to song.  They.go.about their work in the mornings with'a song and sing nil the livelong day, crooning some plaintive air in  a> monotonous fashion, or else joining  in a chorus where there',.are-several..of  them, and making the' woods around  fairly reverberate with tho echoes or  their camp meeting hy"j.nns;e>sucU:,-as  ���������" tills:1 ���������-'"V"   '-^"    *���������   '    *      '  Jes' look over yonder what I see-*"-'  Angels bid nie tur come���������"  See. "two angelSxCallin'^at-uie--,  V     4. *1     Tit*!**   3'*s" vB^f x?ir*' iW***"^ V f\  *AngelsI'bid^n������Mms:come. ';���������> ������������������  -  'Rise an' shine, mourner,  ���������   ' Rise au' shine, mourner,  ,:Rise i'u"i:'..shine. mourner,  F-'xl^'d.e *xi"4i%'els*'bid 'er me ter  .������  .' Liil'e in Spain. , ' '.,  'In Spain constitutional indolence, fer-*  j tile soil, and a magnificent climate combine to make life one long dawdle. In  Turkey the natural thrift and industry  of thereat Turkish population are paralyzed into idleness and apathy by tlie  hopelessness of winning-anythihg worth  having which will'not be at once stolen  by official conniption.  Tho aotion"bf a San Francisco theater  in  formally'requesting  women to  i-e-  The American  and British  commis*  sioners appointed to investigate the fm\  seal question have returned from Ber-4  ing Sea.    Doctor Jordan, the head of  the American commission, rt������jorts that'  there are more fur seals on the islandST  than the commissioners had been led to '  expect, but that the number is steadily  declining because of the killing; of.'"females through pelagic or deep-sea sealing.    On  the islands the females are  never   molested,   but.  three-four  those killed at sea are females  death of the mother causes the starving  to death of the young on shore.   Pelagic  mgve their hats wli'ile at the show, has  been .followed fry'the' directors of the  Metropolitan... Opera-' House   of   New  Yori..: * A. dressing~:roonr will .be"*pro-  S'kled'-'ltiid "the ..headgear,,will be- check?  ed;. - 1-f ;'*'&ii"ey dared .the. directors -"would  HUe-tp'-ednvpei 'everyone,, with -.seats on  the; lower tWor to! appear^.jn. evening  "dress^as; is -the ������������������I'i'g'ia rule in many European .theaters.-   So; at least,' a repres.en'*  iative of tbe house says.' The dire.c|pi.s.  idea* is "tbat. such..-,dressi������^ ''-would  enhance ���������'the^eauty;.of,.the house1 at night.  So . we-l?resttmxj It.'would, but. is it'the  duty., oi the "atfdiehc'e. to, .b.gautify the  theaters/? Db. the "directors, suppose" that  the 'purchasers >of*-tbe or'ciiestra seats  go there as.do, t-^eo^ynei's 'B'f^the boxes  ���������to*make a fashionable'sh'ftV^-f th-em-  >selves?;-  By nb(< means,-'-Most-of them.  ��������� are /lovers: of. musi,c,.:;whoi;of ten scz-imp  themselves for 'week'a. that they may  linear tn.e- music rto!advantage:   Jt is none  urtbs' of ! o'fctbe.^ireetc."'"^  , and the ** pie" dress, and their presuming" to die-,  tate iu the,. ma.t^*e-".i'^a/'-^ro'ss,'>i*cnperti-  nence.  F-'titl'.Ue^rli'gels'bicJ 'er me ter comet  :   -How their rich.-mellow voices do melt  a way- In ���������=the-"distance as'they join in,  this ^jtveet-^ld air, and how'the plalnr  tive strain seems to die away upon the  sighing waters of the fanica river! And  W116U,they, get to the^chorus how they *  swing- around- at'-their work and boar  '  down on the loud pedal of-their voicos-  aud throw the genuine old-jubilee vigor  of camp meeting into the song.   If they  ai'P cutting logs for the sow mill higii  at hand they are apt to swing  thfcir ���������  axes, in mil time with the measure of  1 X . * >������    ,   ,      .  the song, and this-gives it a-Il the more  interest fii'ltl peculiar charm.  .. '������������iuy''of- the lively   "jig  songs"   that  are often h'eard in thoj lumber and phosphate camps along the. Suwanee River  runs something likecr-lris:..-*     *."-*  - -   '    "V...V ���������', ' ;-.,     .      -  Jaybird, up tlie.suga'r Jti;ee<  *$',"*��������� -. iSpai-row'xon ���������dp:-grdnla',v   - '"*"��������� ���������'  ' Jaybi-nl shako de siis;������Vr"down,  Sparrow pass it e'romi'. , ' ���������f''-  . ���������'"        . ���������������������������     ������������������,"���������'   y\.y-''  Shoo, ladies, shoojjj,...^'.'vV"-   w ���������  '-'Shoo,;,l������idies,''s.hQo.\':i-'"I'<- "^ ���������*"  -   -..Shoo,,l&h<������L.|lxOo my?gul,  ��������� -��������� :��������� Jl^^MSS^f^&asar HilL'  '  ��������� ���������-  Five cents is my pocket .change-  Ten cents is ray bill;  If times don' git bettah  heah  ' I'm boun- for Sugar Hill. ���������  The music to,this,sqng is much in the-  fashion -.of the\- common negro songs,  lively, yet' fti'lPof pathos and plaintive-  melody. There is that in all negro- ��������� '  songs that is plaintive, even their most  exasperating foot-shaking and soul-stir- "  ring "jig songs."   l '..'  True, "typical negro,, songs rarely ever  sho w I a ny particular: effort at prepara-  ..ttotf.- 'fFhey'fseem-.tb just boil right out  .'���������p$,'tUe.^daricS'y's'- lieart and soul, and If  by cha'tice'theyinauage to get a fairly:-.  good j'ingle or rhyiii'^to them, it is by*  "no special poetical painstaking on the  'part of the.,.author, and, in fact, is of  ^J>ut.little con'.sequence;Vtd'hitn. ���������"���������������������������   ���������  '" Siich are the songs that one hears oa  the- S^nyaheerrRiver.". in these modern  days 'df progress and material develop-  uieutev'i/ ,.'":'��������� ���������*������������������  ���������iW*\  ,--,'.;.-  lLoe eyes  oRrB^ow;,'-*--ieYE's",  ..V   -.-Which* shall ...i.-r;.y-BEi?-:--^''  J    ADO q&- BOTH     AN 6J, the./,  ". ������������������        Both' ADOtxie; .:M&'*   '      '..     ,  y/mcH ��������� onb xJhall. weD.jv\E";'.'������������������'��������� y  WHICH    ONE   SHALL    HA.T������-     ���������  ���������" ^[U,ZT- Put rue- cjOES-noN  ::.': -:  ���������   '   ^iJ&'-Nl C.H.T-      WHI L,������ -. Wf ".*��������� S K'iJT &C  1^  1TH  &OLO&N    LOCK5 V6Y, MB; ���������  ALL    THB;.WOIx'tD"'l51GLA,p-  WHEN* OACK. ErEVAV  UFT  ... E..VEN    jOV " Ts "''s A o     .-������������������  Do 30LVE  the-  Rioo'ufe-'>bt>. ^e.i.  Oh!    5PhltH\-.i.[K&   -FAt'Er'  wh'/ch- w-ooLd   pfjove-   THE- SUR&51  For a life T1/4& ...mutb '--7  rl'>      V"5  *" ff\V**^j%r Qa uuons. , ,.' ���������,  .-'T-b acicit^tiie".iiuniber 0f astonishing-  things that' are made of paper, Ivrupp,  mauuf acturej: >of *; c'irhlions,' has; ��������� la'tely  'ncompIevtea'' "a''''number ;. of'��������� '.paiJ'e.'r? ^n61d-  pieces fou.';,the..'3&;se*'o1f"tne" "German in-  tSBP&yt"''''  ���������"-������������������- "iv;'y^'iv   *������������������ ...-. ���������������������������  Ti^eir'caliber is five centimeters, or a  little less than two inchesj^an^^fie;*  pieces are^salight.. tli^.dn0:;sbid'fer1^;n  '.easity'.^-.'cai'ry, one.--...'���������But the .resistance '  is greater,.^han that,of a** field-piece of  steebbf tlie'.'sa.rne caliber.'       '':  .������������������ It .i-a'-^o't expected.,,that these paper  ., gun&.-wtfi'l"replace those of steel.   They  ���������t ar,fi .intended for" use . in ..-.situations  w.here., the nVovement of field .artillery  Kwouldj3.e,.impractickble';'    '*'."',.     ;���������..  ���������"''Pipe1* artiller5'-.on"the'field of battle  Seems' a._ i^o.s-.t-.-.jgJctraordihary thing,' hut  * it: Is hardly more so than paper wheels  for freight cars on railways appeared  when, they were first -introduced���������or,  for that matter, than paper water pails  vyere; .'���������*"��������� '*.'��������� .'**.��������� .  CI  c ������������������ \]  ':M  m  <V:'������  ���������������������������r$  4*^.'. ���������<'���������''  ������}.-.>������������������ *t-,������'i  : w  .'.:���������'.'I'  c>  f'W. m  j  i--  AT  HKiHEST   SPEED.I'"-*?���������^^  SOME    EXPERIENCES   OF   LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS.  Engineer Hocran's Story of an Unparalleled Feat���������Sensations of tho Man  Who Holds the Throttle  While  the  , Engine Bores Holes Into the Night.  Makinfr 112 Miles an four.  This is 'the story of how it feels to  drive an  engine at its utmost speed,  gathered from the lips of the drivers.  Various  persons have cfrom   time    to  time related their sensations while on  board a railway train traveling at the  rate of a mile a minute, but much more  '   interesting are the facts as to'the seu-  i-    sations of the men in the cab of the engine,' who face death and  danger,  to  whom peril is an everyday companion",  and who, turn their backs on fear.  ��������� Think of traveling at the rate of 112  miles au hour!   Only once in the entire  history of railroad's has the feat ever  , 'been accomplished.   The bearers of this  '.   record  are engine  099,-that most  famous of American locomotives, and its  driver, John Hogan.   If all happened on  the tracks of  the New  York  Central,  between Syracuse and Buffalo.    This  is what. Engineer Ilogan says:  "To'travel along the rails at the rate  of 112 miles an .hour is as near like fly-  \ Ing as anything 1 can think of." When  we got outside of .Syracuse and began  '   to crowd on steam, we shook just as if  we had been at-sea.    I,tell you I felt  excited as we gradually put on steam  and I knew we were getting closer,and  -closer to a point of speed that had never.  ' been passed by any engine.   Faster and  ., faster we went, my heart beating like  a trip .hammer.    The, country and the  towns on each side of the track didn't  .seem   like   anything but streaks.    It  ���������seemed to me as if everything had gone  ���������out of my head but just .the power to  Harlem river  ,Siuo. ^c .v^v.,0 ..t ^ust make from  43 to G5 miles an hour, and that accident is to be avoided under any and all  circumstances. William Marley makes  this run- three times one week and four  another.  '"On' the run like the one I have all  a man can do is to watch his engine  and go ahead on time. When a man is  in the cab of his engine he has eyes for  only one thing, and that is possible  danger. There is a sense of responsi-  'hility felt by locomotive engineers unlike that which rests upon,a man in any  other business. ..The fact that one man  is responsible for the lives of hundreds  is enough' to make him careful. On a  fast train like I rim the engineer always has that sense of getting somewhere quickly, and I can't tell you  how satisfactory'!t is. Then he always  has the feeling of power. , Somehow it  just comes to him from the big powerful engine ;that doesn't' stop for anything. ��������� 0  "When ,I. am, running an engine, I  seldom think what may be on the track  ahead of me. Why, if I should see-my  own mother on the rails iu front of my  engine, within a train's length of mo,  I would know that no power but that  of God Almighty could sav.e her. Once  anything that lives gets within a certain distance' before tb.e engine it simply means instant death for whatever  it may be.'"  Engineer Edward Rogers, of the New  York Central Railroad, is one- of the  old stand bys. 'Few, men have had  more experience,in an engine,cab'than  he, when it comes to talking of real  experience.'; "I tell you what it is," he  said, "the engineer is the very soul of  the entire train. The safety of every  passenger depends on him.- He must  have constant watchfulness and presence of mind. The train runs on schedule time,' but. if that time is passed, it  depends on the engineer's nerve whether the schedule is kept or not.  "There is as much difference between  keep on schedule time and the other to  keep an eye out for signals. An engineer who does not constantly keep a  lookout for danger is not fit for his position, and the same statement applies to  a' man who loses his nerve."  PRESIDENT    OF     SWITZERLAND.  Dr.  Adofph Ucncher the New Head of  the L-ittle lJepublic in the Alps.  Dr. Adolph Deucher. the newly eelcr-  ed president of the republic of Switzerland, does not go into this important  office as a tyro. The Doctor once before served as tlie-chief executive of  the stanch little republic in the Alps.  That* wr.s six years ago, and his administration was pleasing, and satisfactory  to the Swiss. He is a seasoned statesman and understands the needs of. his  country thoroughly. The President of  the Swiss is elected yearly by the Congress of the nation���������thins giving more  plasticity to the executive department  in point of ability and worthiness' than  KISSED  HER GOOD-BY.  ECe H^da Riirht to, but- as It Was in  a Car It Created a Sensation.  They got on a Northern Central car  at Grand avenue rather early one >aorn-  ing last vvee-k, .says a St. Louis paper.  They were evidently husband and wife  and were a delightful couple .to look at.  He was quite handsome, but she was  particularly attractive. Iii fact she  was one of those women from whom  there" emanates a kind of -magnetic  "Ain't She a,Peach" air. all the time.  It was clearly' evident that this magnetism  had  pervaded, the  entire  car.  DR.  ADOLPD   DEUCnKE,  is given in most republics.'Dr. Dencber  is a native of Steckborn, ih Thurgau,  and was born in 1S31.   He went abroad  for his studies, and Heidelberg turned  him out an M. D.. He finished his medical   studies   at   Zurich. Prague,  and  Vienna.   The Doctor has been actively  engaged in the politics of Switzerland  ever since his youth.   He was chosen a  member of the canton .council in 1SGS.  and in 1S79 was sent to the prefecture  of the council. .From 1SU9 to 1S73 he  was  German member of the national  Council,    He, then retired from public  life and devoted himself to his profession till ]ST9, when he was re-elected to  the council.    He was president-'of the  council*from 1SS2 until lib"93.   Ten years,  ago   Dr.  Deucher  was  elected  to the  federal council of his country, and this'  year was made vice president of that  body, which- is tlie equivalent of vice  president of tlie republic.    Switzerland  always rewards its vice presidents by  promoting them  to the highest office,  and'all the Swiss knew that the Doctor  would again fill  the office ho so well  filled before.    As president he retains  the direction of the department of agriculture and industry, as a federal councilor, and the enlargement of his office  will serve to assist him materially in  the functions of these important internal  services.    Dr. Deticher is a  very  patriotic Swiss.  CRACKED    HIS   SKULL.  TRAVELIN/G AT   TREMENDOUS   SPEED.  watch that steam gauge and to keep  track of that speed.  "When we reached the hundred mile  an hour pace, I knew all records had  been brokcn.c Old 999 and John Hogan  had gone faster than any engine and  ���������engineer had ever traveled.    I felt a  .sense of exhilaration and pride such as  I never -experienced before or    since.  Then, came the desire to see what Ave  : really could do..  It seemed to me as if  ; I would almost burst   I; saw that 'ev-  ���������ery condition was favorable-to a won-  -derful run, and'I-'had a good excuse* for  it, for we "were a little behind time.  "A. little more pressure and-the engine jumped forward as if it were  .alive. The rush of wind outside, the  cab was so like a gale that I'felt we  must be in a storm. One hundred and  five, six, seven, eight, then nine and  ten miles! I begau to wonder what on  earth we were going to do, whether  we ever would find a limit, and I was so  intoxicated with the success that we  had achieved that I 'made up my mind  to do all that was possible. '  >"At last there came a-moment when  I knew we were doing ������������������all. that we'  ���������could, and I can't tell- you how sorry  it made me feel to find that limit. We  were running at the J'a.te. of 112 miles  an hour, and my heart-sank when,  after five miles, we had to slow down  to the hundred -rate. But, odd as it  may seem, I really did not realize what  had been done until we came to a dead  stop in Buffalo, and then it all came  over me. Say, I was as weak-as a cat.  That is how it feels to ride at the rate  of 112 miles an hour."  The run of the Empire State express  from New York to Albany is one of  the best known and most trying runs  out of New York city. This is the star  train of the New York Central. Nothing must be permitted to interfere with  its progress. It must be on time. All  these things the engineer has to face  Syhen he pulls the throttle at 42d street  engineers as there is between engines,  and that is saying a great deal. Some  men'have the faculty of sitting in a cab  with the engine flying along the 'irons'  at the rate of a mile a minute or more  without a tremor or excitement of any  sort. Another man in the same place  and under the same condition will lose  his nerve entirely, get rattled for some  unaccountable reason, and fail most  miserably in the most important duty  of an engineer. . . .'  "There are engines and engines, and  there are engineers, and engineers. A  crank engine and a first-class engineer  make as bad a combination as a good  engine and a poor driver. There are  ���������crank engines just the same as there  are cranky men, and sometimes they  cause a deal more trouble. If necessary, we can lock a cranky human being up, but a cranky engine is the bane  pf a railroad man's life. It is no exaggeration to say that an engineer becomes acquainted .with an engine just  as a man becomes accustomed to it.  horse. Some men can drive an engine  much faster than others. That is ow-  iug, in some instances, to the fact that  the .man has not nerve enough, to  'crowd her.' Sometimes it is also due  to the fact that he docs not know the  good points of the machine he is handling."  The engineer who runs what is called  the night express from Jersey City to  Philadelphia travels over as good a  piece of track as there is anywhere.  Pie runs one of what are called the  "swell" trains on the Pennsylvania system, and his responsibility is very great  indeed. Edward Simpson is the name  of the man who holds the throttle of  the engine that- pulls this train, and  he is an old-timer. "I always feel a  sense of freedom and exhilaration," he  said, "when going at full speed over  the line, and I am perfectly happy  when in the cab. When I am on a run  I have only t\yo thoughts.    One is to  Most Peculiar Football Accident Ever  Known.  James Shults, while tackling a playet-  in a game at Dayton, Ohio, was so.  seriously injured that he cannot possibly live. His head and the knee of the  man he tackled came in contact. Shults'  injury is a peculiar one.    As near as  SHULTS' CRACKED .SKULL.'  can be learned the eervica. atlas, at -the  top part of the spinal column, on which  the skull rests, has been doubly fractured, two of the posterior projections  being broken off. and a fracture extending clear into the -spinal column and up  into tbe skull resulted.  Intelligent.  A London dog noticed that at a certain crossing the policeman stopped the  traffic in order to allow his mistress to  pass over. The other day the dog went  out alone, and when he came to the  crossing he barked to attract the policeman's attention. The policeman, guessing what the clog wanted, stopped the  traffic, whereupon the dog walked slowly across the street.  derlng invaluable aid to their country.!  ��������� The General and Texas live in history, of course, and so long as they  withstand the elements will' be of increasing interest to generations yet unborn. These two historic engines were  not relegated ,to the cemetery, but  were kept about the shops, and the  General stands to-day in the Western  and Atlantic roundhouse at Atlanta,..  Ga. Evefyyear or so it is fired up and  sent off to some Grand Army reunion  or to a world's fair, where it remains  on 'dress parade for a brief time, and  then steams back,.to its stall to rest  'until the next exposition or assemblage of veterans. . .  '4  6  LO FENG  LUH.  WHILE "PASSESTGEKS  LOOKED  0"N.  judging from the actions of the men.  Every one of them found it necessary  to fold his paper a dozen times in half  that number of blocks, in order to get  an excuse for another glance at her.  And the "young ladies'on the car bound  for work didn't .like it at all. They resented . the attention the young wife  was getting from the other'men .from"  whom they had themselves become accustomed to receiving daily admiration  on the way down town.  The husband-and wife, however, paid  no 'attention , to those around them;  they were engrossed in each other.  He was bending over her in that protecting, -manner which is so natural to. a man who loves his wife and  which is so annoying to other men who  are merely onlookers and which .gets  the women spectators wild with envy.  The feeling through the car, which  wns'croWjded. was actually tense.  Tho climax came at Eighteenth  street. He rose up suddenly with tlie  disappointed exclamation, "Oh. hers  I am." "Oh. pshaw," said she. "Well,  good-by. dear; be home early, won't  you?" The entire,car was, figuratively  speaking, on tiptoes.  He reached his big brown hand down  and took hers, and then he leaned over  her and���������whew-���������he kissed her right  square iu the mouth.  And then he got off, and her .smile  that followed him lit up the car as  though the electric lights had been  turned on. Every mau on the car, even  the old fellows, heaved a big, regretful  sigh and said under, his breath. ��������� ������������������  tbat was nice." And the girls looked  mad enough and,envious enough to  eat the flowers and fruits on their hats.  She���������the object of all the attention���������  iooked as innocent of this as a year-old  babe.  The   New   Chinese   Minister to Great-  Britain.  Lo Feng Luh, the ne>v Chinese min-,  istcr to  England,  is very popular  in  London, where as a youth he resided,  for a number of years while a student  at King's College.    He is an accomplished    linguist and speaks English  with an accuracy and������ a fluency, quite  rare among the men of    the Mongol  race.   He is likewise a keen student of  Western   politics   and   civilization, in ���������  both of which he takes a deep interest.  For eighteen years Lo Feng Luh has  been the first secretary of Prince Li  Hung Chang, and enjoys that minister's confidence fully. He has occupied  other important posts in the service of  his government, notably when he was  assistant governor of Peh-Chili. He accompanied ' Prince Li' on his foreign  tour, -and  won special favor  in England because of his thorough  understanding of the language and his fa- ;  miliarity with the ' ways * of the- English people.   . In the conversations at'  Ha warden between the Chinese minis-,  ter and Mr. Gladstone, Lo Feng Luh  acted as interpreter for the two "grand  old. men," and was rewarded for his;  intelligent service by the warm thanksj  of Mr. Gladstone.   His unfailing tact}  and courtesy toward all with whom he*  came in contact during his stay in Eng-j  land made a- most favorable  impres-1  siou,   and   he  will   without  doubt  be  LO FEN"G Ltm.  THE  ���������GENERAL."  One of the Locomotives Used  by  che  Confederate States.  Three diminutive locomotives standing on a side track at Yinings. Ga., on  the Western and Atlantic, under the  shadow of Kennesaw-Mountain, furnish a striking object lesson in tho  wonderful evolution that had been taking place in this generation, in steam  transportation.' ''.'*'���������  Five years ago, when the State leased  the Western and Atlantic to the Tennessee Company for thirty years at a  rental of $35,000 a month, the old rolling stock, a survival of the war period,  was discarded and modern equipment  was substituted. A score of almost  worn-out engines were sent up to Yinings, like so many old horses turned off  to die. They were not wholly inglorious, however. Some of them-live iu his-  received in London as the minister of*  the Chinese Emperor with good feeling,  and personal regard manifested on nl)  sides.   ���������  4':  .r-.-Ji,'?'  ���������s������*'  The Corpse. Pled the Autopsy.  Dr. Crawford, of Baltimore, is re-,  la ted to have advised a patient, who  fancied he was dying of liver disease,  to travel. On returning he appeared to  be quite well, but upon receiving information of the death of a twin brother, who had actually died of a scirrhous  ���������-liver, he immediately staggered, and,  -falling clown, cried out that he was  dead, and had, as he always expected,  died of a liver complaint. Dr. Crawford, being sent for, immediately attended, and. on being informed of the  notion which had seized the hypochondriac, exclaimed: "Oh, yes, the  gentleman is certainly dead, and it is  more than probable, that his liver was  the death of him. . However, to ascertain the fact, I will hasten to cut him  open before putrefaction takes place." ,  . Ho called for a carving-knife, and;  whetting it. as a butcher would when  about to open a dead calf, he stepped  up to. the patient and began to open  his waistcoat. The hypochondriac became so terribly frightened that he  leaped up with the agility of a rabbit,  and. crying out "Murder! Murder I1  Murder!" ran off with a speed that  would have defied a score of doctors to,  catch him. After running a considera-i  ble distance, until he was almost ex-i  hausted. he halted, and not finding the,  doctor at his heels, soon became com-i  posed. From that period this gentleman was never known to compjain of1  liis liver, nor had he for more than;  { twenty years afterward any symptoms!  of'this disease.���������Philadelphia Times.  THE  "GENERAL.  A fabric made of pine, and spruce  wood pulp is made into overcoats in  Leeds, England.   It looks like frieze,  tory. A number of them played important roles in the war, carrying troops  and provisions to and fro, hurrying  re-enforcements forward' to some defense, transferring commands from one  part of the field to another, bringing up  delayed stores to a hungry army, moving the wounded from the field of battle to distant hospitals, transporting  ammunition as the armies moved from  point to point and in various .ways ren-  A Valuable Tree.  A few days ago a company bought of;  J. W. Adams, of Pullin, all his walnutl  timber, from 12 inches up, at a goodt.  price. In cutting the timber they camel  across an old walnut tree that had beenl  blown down for at least thirty years,;.'  and had been threatened to be burned;  up several times, but when they made;  an examination of it they found it toj  be a birdeye walnut worth considerable!  money. The company gave Mr. Ad.-j  ams $300.for it. It measured 70 feetj  and they will get $40 per foot, which;  will amount to $2,S00���������Dover (Ky.)j  News. -- ���������������������������  C ������/ I*  L-   ,-.  if=sfx=zrs  ^~*-;a*-cicaaf-A*w������������-fifiali!;JS **aA  ���������u*;^ ������^&ai5fl������J������t^  ^'ia.s.vraniatj-ft-Ev  w'ijy^'j^tViri-.jtXi.i-fitfeqKBia  miwB -ua.fe��������� .<��������� -** . ju. J ,-    - biu.  F "I  '111"  ll:  WM  m:yy  mm  mm.  Ifw^  lfb',v  life  '  I;;:  ii  :������  v^i .H'.  if:  ii  n?  -��������� y'-i  !���������������������������������������������*���������  " '.   s  THE    WEEKLY"   NEWS    FEB.    23rd.    1897.  WWnW^WIiWIiWrTMl���������I���������TI 1 ���������^������������������������������������������Hii���������   1   Ww������w^������^WlMl^ll������WnwMWMMWMMM*nM'"^W������������������������*M������W^I^MWM^^i_j^M������^jt^MB^aMW-iM_Mji_l^___.  Mil UMLI I1WB  Issued   Evary  Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M  Whitney,. Editor.  ���������TEAMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN"    ADVANCE.  One  Yfiar  Six  Months  Single Copy  ���������"$200  1 25  0 l'5  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  O-.is iaivh per year   ..   month'   e".tfhui col   par year  fuurrh   ..  week, .. lino       ���������  <>oeul tiiuk'es.por line  $12.00  150  .    25 00  50 00  10  20-  and  Notices    of   Births,    Marriages  eaths,   50 cents each insertion.' -  No' Adveriismeni inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons   failing to get  THK News   regularly should notify the Offick.  Mai, fm 23,1897,  The Coast has now its share of mineral  excitement.  S'.crms and earthquakes rule elsewhere  We ou^ht to be satisfied with our superb  climate. >  The sermon by Rev. Mr. Logan on the  Indian famine was timely. As he put it  the extent of the famine, is such as to  require aid from the whole world.  There is great, danger of vessels  coming  from   infected 'parts.    Small  pox is  , raging  in  Japan,  and   our commercial  relations with that country are very close.  Too great vigilance cannot be   exercised.  rica and loyal to British,interests.  It is hoped the visit of Ministers Cart-  wright and Davies to Washington/may  result in the appointment of a joint com  mission of Canadian and American states  men to investigate and report upon reciprocity, between Canada and the United  Staiexi. This..is doubtless the best way  to dispose of-..he matter.  The capture ct Bida, in the Nipe territory, shows Britain   is. quick   to   avenge  ���������the murder of her ci.j'ens.    The canibal  istic tribes of Africa require the civuizmy  fl.tsh of the Maxim guns. ('  Coming nearer home the people are  watching for the introduction of, bills into the legislature in aid of railway enter ,  prises.- Around these will doubtless rage  the fires of a fierce opposition. And vet  :t must be said there is a slrog feeling in  favor 0/ railway development.  W. C. T. U. NOTES'  PaE^iATUSE    CANDIDATES.  The political bee appears to be singing  in a goad many bonnets, and candidates  to  represent  us  in   the   legislature   are  t    - ' *  springing up in various quarters. It  ���������might be well fpr these would-be members to wait for an unmanufactured invitation. There does not appear to be any  rupture in the government ranks, and a  is not likely there will be an election until  "a year from next summer. Perrons who  are .trotted out now for the blasts of  criticism to beat upon them may find  themselves   pretty   well   shriveled up  by  x  polling time. It isn't best to be in too  great a hurry about such matters. Most  people will wait to see, wh.it issues, if  anv, shall be presented and who will be  \a the field. . A pledge given now, will  like rotten straw, be easily broken in  twelvemonths.  When-the time comes the office will  doubtless seek the man. >  SEWS RIYIEWED.  Since last  week  the  news from Crete  ��������� is of the most important character.    The  insurrection has  been  general,  and the  ' Cretans have possession of nearly, all the  island. They had a constitution, which  the Turks did not respect, and they have  how resolved upon annexation to Greece,  under whose flag they are fighting, and  which is supplying  them   with  arms and  ��������� provisions. Turkey is held in check by  the ruling powers, and the question remains to be determined whether thev  will prevent Crete from uniting her destinies with Greece. We shall soon know  It m,-iy be the first s:es..> ia the di-mem-  bei'tnent of Turkey.  tract-the u:t:ni:0[i u< <ii- .-. orld. Tim  Sjji'i-ch of Lord Geurye H.i'.i.'-Uot., secre  t.try .)���������" state foi India, at Harrow- on  the Hill is somevvh it reassuring. He  said he, as well as the viceroy of India,  the. Earl of Elgin, hud studied the subject  carefully and had arrived at. the conclusion there was sufficient iood in India in  connection wit'vthe spring crop t<> supply the people there.  At last .South African affairs are being  investigated���������the Jameson raid. The  intrigues-of Germany may be exposed,  and perhaps to some degree excuse the  raid. The greviances of the Uitlanders  will be considered, and form the basis of  a demand for reforms The tone of Mr.  Chamberlain lately indicates some pressure will be brought on President Kruger  Canada's Drink- Bill.'<  "The liquor bill for the Dominion,"  says the Rev. W.A.MacKay, D.D., "while  smaller than that .of either Great Britain  or the United States, is large enough to  cause, anxiety in the minds of ail who  have the material or moral prosperity of  our country at heart. The report of the  "Royal Commission onrihe Liquor Traffic" gives the yearly cost of liquors to  consumers at $39,879,854. And the re  port, adds: "As more, than one-half of  this is paid for" spirits, to which it is welt  understood a large addition of water is  made before they are vended to the pub  lie, the total amount p.ii-1 is probably  considerable in excess' of the sum just  mentioned." The amount . is at. least  $40,000,000 or $8.00 capita of the' popu  lation, while the direct and indirect loss  reaches to about $140,000,000. Very few  people realize the maniiude of this awful  waste."  A Helping Hand.  A cabman'1 signed the pledge for the  Rev. Charles G irreit, but soon broke n.  Conscience-stricken and ashamed, he  tried to keep out of the way of his friend',  but Mr. Garrett was not to be p(utr off.  One dn) he found the poor, miserable  man, and taking hold of his. hand he  said: "|ohn, when the road i= slippery  and your cab horse fills'down, what do  ,yo do with him?" "I help him up.again."  replied John. , "Well, I have come to do  the same," saidMr.Garrett affectionately;  "the read was slippery, I know John, ar.d  you fell, but there's my * h.ind to. help you  up again." The cabman's heart was  thrilled. . He caught his friend's hand in  a vice like grip and said: "God bless  .you, sir! you'll never, have cause to regret  this I'll never fill- again." And to this  day he has kept his word.  (,        COMOX    BAKERY  Supplies the valley with first clnss bread, pies^caltLS, etc.  Bread.delivered by'Cart through Courtenay and District every  '-,; " -    Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Wedding Cakes made and Parties catere d.   "Vi  '     ��������� H. C   iiTJOAS, Proprietor  FOR RENT-The .boarding house lately occupied by Mr. A". Lindsay. (Apply,  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store. ,' "���������  X "X 7 ANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquir<  * * .iC "News Offick. ���������  poll SALE, RAKCII-One, mile ac<l a  *- half ivoui U.uioii, c-'iiU-iiiB 160 acre.-,  and will lie .!it.uo..fe.) nf at- a low figuro. Enquire of James Abrams.  FOR SALE���������Oared corner lot ou Pen-  Peunth Aveiiue, sell'cheap, terms easy.  Enquire at. "News Offick."  -A.T.  ���������#  METAL .WORKS  \ .   The foilowii.g Lines are  Represented  Watches, clocks and jewellery  NEATLY   K'EP AIRED =  Tin, sheetiron, and copper work  Bicycles Repaired        g  Guns and rifles.'repaired  Plumbing in all its branches,  Pumps, sinks and piping,'  '; Electric bells placed,  peaking tubes placed  Hot air furnaces,  Folding bath and improved  Air-tight stoves, specialties  Office and Works  Esqi.imak   and Nanaimo  Ry.  Stemper City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  The   Steamer CITY of NANAIMO  ���������will .-ail as follows   '  CALLING AT WAY'PORTS ������b passengers  ui-.d   mii^ln m-iy offer  Lut������������fc V'.. loria. Tuof.tlay,  7 11. 10.  " ' Nnun'iiii.1 l.or Ooniox, Wediieiduy, 7 a., ni  Luitve Ctju'.ox for "VumiAino.        Fiiiluys, 7n.m '  "    1 >ai'-.iiino lor Victoria    Sanirdcy, 7 a.m  For freight  or  state   rooms   apply on  board, or at" the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.' ,     ,  fcWiam*ltf<a*Ji<<T*i"l*-*,ii>girn^iajjw*������*<'..-V^ff'gi.  (^"Dealer in  Third Strout, near  JS'iiWU office.  A SEDEEMES  Bt  Ella Wheeler Wilcox  Whoever was bsg.otten   o! pure love,  And cain-3 desired aod welcomed,into life,  la of immaculate conception.      He,  Whose heave is full of tenderness and truth  Who loves niarildnd more than he loves  himself. , ,. .-      .       .  Aud'cannot ficd room in hi������ heart for hate  May. he another .Christ.    .We all may be'  The sayipnrs otithe world, if w.e beliove .  Iu the Divinity which dwells in ua  Aud worship it, and nail, ouv grosser selves  Our tempers, greeds and our unworthy aims,  Upon the cross.     Who giveth lov������ to all,  Pays   kindness for  uukindness,   umile. for  ,    frowns, -  And  ienda  new   coiuage  toeach..fainting  heart,  And   atrer.gthena  hope    aud  acatters  joy  abroad,  He, too, ia a redeemer,, son of God.  HOtTSISHOLJ*) HINTS.  The   best way to give the gospel of  health  to the ..oriel is to live it   out,   and  ilicii people can copy from your life.    Be  ������������������<;!;,  i:id  be  healthy.    Live   healthfully,  sotli.r. people will see. your rosy cheeks  ami iauyhing eyes, and will want to know  how you came.into this   desirable condition.    Tell thetn it  is   by  eating  simple  food and by careful  attention   to all nature's laws, and they will begin   to  adopt  and follow youi   recipe.    People  wonder  S3in times why desease is contagious and  that health is not contagious; but, in real  ity,   there   ib  nothing   so contagions   as  health.  Banaimo Saw Sill  .     .   ���������AND���������.  Sasli anil Door  FACTORY  -"rO���������:o :t>- ������/���������  A. HAS LAM, Prop  (OFFICE���������MILL^ STREET.)  (P. O. Drawer 3G.   Telephone Call, 1-9)  NANAIMO, B.  C.  1^^ 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 wood tinishing furnished.  Cedar.   White  Pine.   Redwood.  Drs   Lawrence  &. Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  Tjosrionsr s;c  We have appointed Mr. James Abrams out collector until iurtrter notice, to whom all  overdue   accounts  may ba paid. -.;'.,  7 Nox. 1395'.      *  Dr. JEFFS  Surgeon  and Physician  (Graduate of the Universilv of Toronto,  .      L. C, P- & S., Ont.)  -Staves and Tinware  Plumbincr and general  Sheetircn work  PROMPTLY    DO..E  i-t^Agent for the  Celebrated .Gurney  Souvenir Stoves  ���������Ran s-e's L  ar:d  *ox  Manufacturer of tlie  -New Air-tight heaters  ������  I  ��������� 01  Barber  F. Curran  SCAVENGER  UNION, B. C.  1  vf  nop  -   AND  ;    Baihintj  Establlshm en i  Oi: H.  F'-echner,  Oflleeand pesklenee. Maryporc  Ave , next door to Mr. A. Gpanf *s  Houps fop consultation���������9 to lo a m,  S to 4~and *7 to 10 pm.  ^p������<3iS������^gggxkSgggSSi  Do You  Take Your  Local Paper?  Riverside Betel  Courtenay, B.C.  Grant & Munighan, Pi ops.  Best of Liquors  Finest of Cigars, ,  and  Good Table  Courteous Attention  Society     Cards  I.   o.   O     F.  Unior. Lodge, No. 11, meets  Friday night at 8 o'clock. 'V'iii.iiv.  ren cordialiy invited tw .mejid.  r~: A. Anlky. K.  <:-  Gumbo  rsand  Lc-.*.  ���������1.-.  A.  F  ���������\     "���������  ���������'���������>  '1  Umo:.,  :���������������������������; C.  Lodge  meei-  rnti  V 1 '��������� ���������  ;\\  month.  Visiiin.*  hreihivr-  -1.  invited to auciici.  -  L.  Ivlou.  ���������i'C  .ice.  Hiram Looge No 14 A.F .& A.W.,li.C.R  Courtenay li. C.  Lodge meets on evety Saturday  on or  before the fuH ot the mooh       ,   .  Visi'.iiig Brothers-  cordially  requested  to attend.     , '        "i       ���������  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cuinberi-und  Encampment.  No. 5,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  .Meets tyery ..liein-ue ' Wednesdays o,  each month at  8 o'clock p. m.    Visum-,4  Ijrelhren cordially invited to attend.  John CowBii. Scnbe.  ������*������4V.'������*.d���������t\tjii*A'n',v  s. o'f,  Union Division.No. :  Ti'in-  <.,i  ;>(u"is   oi  perance  meeis. in    Free    Mason's    (i  Union  every Monday evening a; 7:30.  Visiting friends   cordially   imitocl    t������  attend. ". '  ���������THOS.  DICKINSON, R.S.  tttmmtna*k^Jhi^aavj**t.im fcrta**-*���������������������������������������-* r.ar..  .    NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  u-iihholdinx the'ktya and" barrels'of the  Union 13 re .very Company Lid of Nanai-  i"oo,.wili be pro.iecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for in'orrmuion leadiii),' to  conviction.  \V.  E.  Ncrris, Sec'y  m\  111 VERY-  I s<m prepared to  fupnish Stylish Pigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates**-.  D. KilpatPick,  v Union, B.C.  r1  /  I EAM1NG-  ^-^o^c /&&&tZ>  ������������������*"*���������������1 - imramfrvaanG*  50 YEARS'  EXPERIENCE.  gfW.S. DALBY,O.D.S.&LD.S!  A. Simple Kxperiuient.  A neat little experiment in electricity  is to Eoak half a sheet of stout foolscay  paper in water, drying it rapidlv "befor*  a tire, spreading it while -warm on a  varnished'table or drv woolen cloth and  then rubbing the surface sharply with ;i  piece of india-rubber.    Tlie   paner be  to compel fair treatment of English cap- j oomes so electrified that it will stick to  ital .ind enterprise so largely represented f^ooth wall or looking-glass, orattraru  .    _ ' _,     6 ."      H   -, wts ottissne-paper like a magnet, and on  in the Transvaal. There is no probability that Cecil Rhodes will be punished  for his connection with the raid. He is  still the most powerful figure in South Af  being  laid upon a  japanned -tea-tray  which is stood upon  three thorough!^  dry goblets will cause the tray to givi.  S ant sparks at a toucGi of the finger.  Dentistry in all its Branches   $  Plate work, tilling aud extracting      ft)  Office opposite Waverly Hotel, Union xj-j  01     Hours���������9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from     (Q  L6p.ni. to 8 p.m. &)  le^^^SSY^S^^^SSSS^e^'  CTJMBERIiAND   SHOE   SHOP.  I have moved into, my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, where! am prepared  to manufacture and repair all kinds of  men's, women's, and children's shoe.'"..  Give me a call.  NELSON PARKS.  TRADE MARKS*  DESICNS,  COPYRICHTS   &o.  Anyone sending a sketch nnd description may  quickly ascertain, irea, whether an Invention is  probably patentable. Communications etrlctlr  confidential. Oldest agency forsecurlnR- patent*  in America.   Wo have  a WuahinKton offlce.  Pntnnta taken throuK*a Munn & Co. receive  ���������pec;.;: notice in the  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  toeantlfuHy illustrated, largest circulation of  5?In8c,ien.*-!Hojte"arD'l!> weekly,terms$3.00 a year;  ������j.50 8tx moi-.tba. SpoclniRn copies and lilno  Book on patents sent free.  Addresa  MUNN   &   CO.,  361 Broadwnv. New York.  ���������*>*wi������������-wm w-r-  Subscribe'for   THE  ^ ��������� ��������� , 1 -  S2.00 per annum.  NEWS  It-publislies all that is worthy.of. notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gives r*       ���������       ?  ihecreamof TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports  GOOD ORDERi PUBLIC ENTERPRISES, THE CHURCHES, FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything* worthy of encouragement.  It Publishes Occasionally,  ���������  Bright Original Stories,  Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original "ChatU-r."  And is the   ONLY  WEEKLY  COUNTRY    PAPER,   in    the    PROVINCE  which  has  a   TELEGRAPHIC   SER  VICE.  It is the exponent of ihe districi, and  bv it the district will be judged by the  outside public.  It is as CHEAP ;<s a good  paper can  be prod need in a country district. . _ _  F ' . SUBSCRIBE FOE "TE.E KEW:.:"  Give it your generoussupport-and there $2>00 pEB ^���������nnuM:.  will be increased imprcveroents.  i  <&  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir avc; X  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in bi k  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 ii; block ic,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Abrams.  ^^utxr-i^av^x^jm&Ks&Mma THE    WEEKLY    XEWS    FJIB.     23rd,    1897.  What-a Ijie.  gome fellow said a few  days  ago that "Ifc  takes money to  run  a  ne-*>ytper," bat  n  1  gg^Ther- is Nothing  Nanaimo Cigar i-actory  :  ���������Will    White denies    ifc   in  the    followin.  minner: - , * ���������   .  "What an exaggeration; what a whoppei! ,  Ic has been, disproved a  thousand   tunes; is  i is a  oLuau ease   of airy   fancy.   .It-  doesn't  take money  to  ma a newspaper. . Ic  can  ���������'rna  without  money.    Is   is not .a buaiue-is  ���������venture.    Ic is  a  charisablo  institution,   a  bagging concern a highway robbac    B'Gjd-  fory    a aewsp^psr is   tha  child  of  air,    a  ������raatiire of a dream.    Ih can go  on  and ou,  when aay concern wonld ha in the hta.li oi  recoivor and wound up witti oobwjbs to tn>  windows,  "ffc t������ke.i   wind t=>  run  a  n sw-cupiir;   ic  ��������� takes gad t'������ run \  a.**r-nnpav.    It caIco* ;i  -ticiutilUtiiig acrobatic  iiiidgiiiitiKi;,   a   hi!f  d >a iii wlii.*;.;  unifim.   .mi u !vu.i������-i.l, ���������>������.���������.* c^  ruu a. aeMap-iper.    llud 01 iiuey���������Hu**'.!"-1*  i..  bi''.:,v /nil MX i:aud-.. itiou<i*.i! ������ ln> ������vn- ii".M  " ������d mom, iu uonduotint a iwiv-.y.rp.-i!    Jvioil  words itris   the m'jdiiKii   *A 0Xx.-ii.ui/j;*' tii.������t d->  ,���������",-( eti    !iri'   s;mj    od:t.->>i���������aiuu   words  unit  tickCx-, to church rf-^iuiH.    \V!i������.m������ ymj .-.���������-! m  Bditiir wi.-i   m-j-i-i-,-,   \v:.u>U   fi-m.     iii;'il be  LIKE  Ei  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  I Bastion Street     -  If it is Weil Put Together  So here it is : :  Single Harness at Slo, $12, {is per set  and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50cents.  Whips alio,  25,  50 and a good   Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bond  at $1 and up to $2.  Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures   the  finest  cigars   and  employes none but white labor.-  Why purchase inferior foreign  cigars  when you can obtain a superior  akti  CLE foi the same money  L. P. ECKSTE.N.  Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public  Office:���������First    Street,!   Union, ii. ������;..  Puntledge Bottling Works.  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,     ,.    MANUFACTURER  OF    SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,  'Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Sviup*.  Bottler   of  DiShrenx,   Brands  of    Imager  Beer,, bteam "Leer  and  Porter  Ag-ent for the Union Brewery Cmpany.  ^2:SC3- BEES SOXjID FOB C^-SHa: Cl&xSY'      -  COURThNAY, B. C.  .������������.*..AV������W.r.  paying lir-i bills an-i disgrloiu^ n*.< ;jiMl>-ibii������:i  - N.-.V-.U yiv"3 iiio.jcy -x> Ad e-.iicor,     .Make him  tva.d'3 is ifui.     Hu likes to awap.  '       "Tiica wlis(/}������n   the.'.after   having atvotl  around tor   ytarij aud   .sae-.-rud at   Um mlitiH''  and his listlcj  jnu   orow {...ijj'.r;   be. &!!������������������������  ami  havo your wife ueud m for tinec extra coping  by oho ol y-uir   weeping children, aud wiifiu  she reads the  gouerous aud  touching notice  -about you, forewarn  her to -neglect to send  fifc-iju cents to   the editor.     It would overwhelm him.    Money is a corrupting   thiug.  The editor knovra.it, aud- what he   wauts 10  your heartfelt thanks.    Thau he can  thank  the  priutera   aud    they  can    thank    their  .grocers.  ���������'Take, your job- work to  the job office*  and then come aud ask for rates tor church  notice.    Get your  lodge  letter  heads aud  stationery  priuted  out of   town,   and then  flood  the- editor witli beautiful thoughts iu  .'  resolution of   respect  aud cards of thauks.  Tliey uii'.e  such spicy  readiug  aud wneu  - you pick, it up filled with' glowing and vivid  -   mortuary articles, you  are so prcud of your  little local paper.- ��������� -  "But    money���������scorn  the   -filthy   thing.  Don't let   che  pure   inuojeut  editor  kuovv  auytliiug about  it.    .Keep   that   for sordid  trades-people   who eUar^a   for their   wares.  /.Che  editor  gives  his   bounty -away. - The  Loi'd loves - a ��������� cheerful   giver. .   He'll, take  care of the editor.    He has a. charter, from  the state to act as a - door-mac for the   coin-  muaity.     Ho will get   the paper  out some*  . ho������v; aad stand .up .for the town , nod whoop  it up for you- wheu you  run for office,   and  lie about your pigeon toed daughter's tacky  we Idiug,  aad bio v  abi>ut your, big-footed  sous, wduu  they   ������e. a$la week- j >b,   aud  w������ep  over your   shrivelled  soul -when   it is  roioadxid-   froiu  yaur    grasping   body,    aud  siirk-&t yourifcidify   wdu'a stoviin Hi-tvn.i..-  Dou'c woi*ry   a'lout au editor;   liu'il get  ou.  T'.e Lont kuovvb ������������������������������*������������������bin, oimieliow.  i 'm.-c tlie l.ir^est Sioolc of   WMJTS   in  town ,-tiui ai.10 lhe  .''".if :'.v<s,.i-ii\.y -r'tv.' C*\ti-\ ....  'i ."uriK,;  ac  r*i"t''is<   to -Bui'  ne. Tim;?s.  CXoHi'll.t   ASP  '���������Repaipiflgl  , Westey Willard  BARKER &. POTTS,  BARRisrans,  ftJUj-iCiTOHS,  NO'J AMIES,   &.C. .  Wfhoo  It.i-ui t, .Uet'licc cv iM-juro '    a'ji ..iui.il  N.A.V.iliit,'.  i,. o.  t*. O    U.-.A tVl^lr    Id.  vA^vvoo;:- &.  young  Kll'S and >w;j������Ti'OHN  ���������Ere  $   The Best Congo Syrup, l^j T ���������  *^^idtyGj">n^iutiine-ffl      -1 Presume we have used over  ''Q3SS3^g^Q2������������^ne   liund'ed   bottles of - Piso's  * hi   Cure   for   Consumption   in   my  family,  and    I   am   continually   advising   othew  to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the1  /i.\H\'.jY.  Best Con  x.  s i>'Uli:';(r,;.  Stj"������.-������.'t-. hi.:I...-������,.<.���������, u   (J  *.a.*>-CK Office, Third -Sir.-et *ud I>iii^uiuij-  Aveuut-, B. G.  Will he in Union the 3rd   VV ..daw-fay   v'  eauti unit)*--!! Mini rfiuaiu ctii days.  I ever used.���������W. C. Miltenberger, Clarion   Pa  Pec. 29, 1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consump!  tion, and never have any com- JjfT . ^^.^JIR  .plaints.-^:. Shorey, Postmaster, m'^SSW^l  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.   |SS5t?SwS?~|  *>ci V<5������ (SfSU-M PTIO M'-  Notice to Taxpayers.  Assessment Act aud Provi  lie venue Tax.  NOTICE IS HEREBY. GIVEN,  ace -idaiice wuh the Statutes, tiiat. Fro:  vin i.i! Revenue Tax and Taxes levied'  und ��������������������������� lhe Assessment Act are nt������w due  for i.ic yi-.ar 1897. Al|������*f :be above named  Tax :j c:ollec.ii.bie wuiiin the Comox, Nelson,   Ne-v castle,   Den man  an.d    Hornby  J.  in  H-audsom? Illu.i*-;5*iti,..'a3.  Thatii'^ tc 6.r!-ioM iw   uli'.-  !>v.i������i ice ������ii iilas  trt'Aii... ii.<^'.'. 0 en ���������<> 1 '���������e   during uciiiii-i > ,i!.->  is    (lidiii-y    v vii!.::---;    ?.-���������������) U    u':M   Uifl   0.10.1    id  iliuiti'y  i >r.->  *-(\-.x:ii  w������oo������r   in otie   F..l)i-Uir_\  Ciiiadia.il M.,iu .Kuto     Tho lir-e *f-ici������, ''Un-.  Pre.nierd of Q m'->ec  Siao-. IH.57," ')/ C-roiji-^.!  Stu-virc,   edi'iO'"   ol tlie   Qti;:t>-j   0 ironielu,  ���������cont-i'a.s   iwu   tjauiibOin-   (jtioco^rap id <���������{ tilt-  ten scicltitnjii   who   h*Vxj   j>ifaiil-;d   over me  ���������desduie* of c!ie t?roviiie-o of '.Q.Ks'ioe     Tnrtsd  tircic'cs   ou   Mi iiu^   are  e.al������'jdi->hed     with  nmiibr.iu)    pen   aad   i:i't    drawui^.s   and   a  .numbdr   of   very   infi-jresciug    uIi^sojpa^Ih,  those siio^vi.ijjj the .uppujira'HJe-.ot   jj^ld-UJi-Ar-  iag veins being esp^'nUy iiiHtrtiutive- 'Tiiere  ������������������are tvo   piuture-i   of   Sr   VVdliam  O.' \tj,u  H.brne,-'-'a large one of Robort L-juis  Scyveu-  aon, au illustrated noem, and t>vo illuicrated  stories.'     Among   t'ie contributor*,   are   the  Hou.   C    H    .Maekiutosh,   L'e'ii;. Governor  ������f  the   Ni!.r-tliw������a'.   T<:toir,.irt*.-; 'Cl.ve   PmI-  lipj>M-Wiii.i������%y,     tuiu.ir   ���������'{   ��������� Gm'u'), . G i'd   ni  CaribofV;" fj'avid   Christe   Murray,'  the oelo  VV.11.    lit mil.on  -; J".  !r      IJ nlrVrjt,  :iM...it>; A������������������<���������; ���������}��������� G  ���������:���������:.:   P-:    -.  ���������;.  Isla j.is     Division of the  District of"  Comox are payable at.my office.  A-!:-"-scd .T.ixes are collectible "at the  following rates, viz:?-,  If paid on or .ckfore June 30th',  1897 -Pixjvuiciai -Revenue, $3.00 per  capit 1.  Threx: fii'ihs'ot one per ceni on Real  Property. ;  Two-^iiid one-half-per cent on Wild  Land.' ' -  On/.-i.alf of one percent on Personal  Prope .���������*>'.  ��������� One-half of one per cent on Income.  If paid   after,   June..30th,   /S97���������  ���������Four-fifths   of one  per   cent   on   Real  Prope a..  Thrc' per cent ,on   Wild Land.  Thre: fourths of-one   percent   on   Personal  Property.  Thr :���������.���������-'.uiruis    of   one    per   cent    on  income.    ,  W. H: Anderson,  ���������   Assessor and Collector.  0 January 1897.  1   i*nvw][  Florist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  Seeds."Ornamental  Treesi'and  Shrubs always.  Also   bulba   in.   vaiioty,    including1  Hyacinths,   Narcissus,  t'udfciia*, -  Tulips aud Liili,-,e.  H. A. Simpson  Barrister V Solicitor-, No's 2 ,*.'4  Commercial street.  a **N*A.*isr-a.i"M:o.  c.  J. A. Carthew  1  ARCHITECT and BUILDER.  TJ"*JJTIC*>T,  B. C.     ,;  GO TO  Union,  - B. G.  i!C  ariies iioma Journal.  ; Cuffibeiiand Hotel.  Union, B. C.  ' The finest hotel Building  Fixtures and Bir  North of Victoria,  t<\nd the best kept house.  Spacious Billiard Room  and new  Billiard and Pool Tables  FOR  Woi  AT  Best of Wines and Liquors.  I.������rateil E ^li.-ih rixiw,lis'  Moriit!.. MmiKi; E'l^t:;--  Cl"i'-; ���������������?' Mi- .H.������������>w'.!< \\i  l).-.v.  ���������V '���������������'.  *>)  n ,-,-  ������������������' i.Tl.  D'.  V.-;-:  ���������:���������    V.  u.^'iL..:.-; ..1" ���������-.'��������� '.N--- i"ii'! ^���������i��������� w.;..'.-.  The Great and Strong1.  That man'is great, and lie ttl-inn,  Who Mt-Tvea a greatn'.-ss nor his own  For neither uru-ise or neif:  Content to know and ba uuknown,  Whole ia himself.  Strong is that mat), im only sf.rong.  To whose wili ord-jred will btt'ong,  "For service Knd dtii^ht,  AH powers tiififc, in  face of wrong,  Establish riyht.  A������<1 free he ix, and  only he,  Who. from his tyrant; pasnion free,"  - Bv forcune undismayed.  Hath power u[.on h:m������<elf to bj  By himself v>b'..yed.   ..  If such a man there be, where'er  BeT.en.fh the nnn and moon he faro,  FT" onnnot- fate amis*;  jGrd.'.t Nfttiut-.:'hath him in her -are.  This is a journal which every Canadian lady should have,  k is edited by Faith Feiuon,  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 $1.00 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 oliice oi the journal and  the niag-azm'- wiil be mail, d  due.:; i.-'ii 1 ���������:-rn,jvo to r.he'sub--  -ry >;.:        ��������� ���������', ���������.:.-;. ���������������������������.- -;i -���������-. .������������������    .\   \\-\\\ be  '���������10.'i.se '.o .-.r.-;k ii-.-, 1 j take ypur  names witho.ii handing in at  lhe time the cash. Where  the husband .subscribes tor the  News, the wife may have the  Canadian Home J o u r nal  (which is a large magnificent  monthly gotten up in the best  of style) sent her on the above  terms.  H.J.!  Eum and Sip Paiiter,  Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining  and  Decorating. J  (GRAINING A. SPEGIALTV-  AH orders Promptly Attended to  Union, B.C.  Posters  Pamphlets  Circulars  Letterheads  GOOD PAPER.  GOOD IfvK.  Dance Programmes '   Menu  Visiting Cards Mourning   Card  Billheads  Envelopes  Statements  Noteheads  See?  Our   Work  Speaks  Our   Wo  RTH  &  $  ������  1  MATSUKAWA |  Contracts and Day WorK; a  WANTED ������  ���������-���������- .        .. k  ridress ��������� jMiitsuiciwa, J-'ip.nese f[0  Ad  B-i;ircling. House, tiexi Brick yurd.  u  vgg '^���������^.-���������r-'-'r^^^^C^^^^^^&Seie^  Why .'send away for your printing  when you can gei, ir. done, equally a.s well at  th-- i'-.K.ws? Om-orictt.-are reas'-oihle, and  v.c -.).v>: no..v j;f������!;-.at;i-"-i w itii'is out ft^erything  in (.htlinx! of Job I'msrisa.  SUNDAY 3������������VICES'  ���������"V    ! ������l-.01.������E'b     r.HCriUyTEUIAN     (.UUKCH���������  lt'V.,i A Log'in, oa-.tor. Services a. 11 a.  ���������i. ;*jii'< 7 p ia. cSuuday Scnoul at 2:30.  Y,I"SCE   u.-������   olo^e   of   evening   service.  Methouist'Jhubck��������� Sorvicea at the  usual hours morning aud evening. Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  Trinity Church���������Services in the evening.    Rx-.v. J. X. Willemar, rector.  L<r^-..'.--n*tf~*���������n^,rm^-jrrrrnrT'T~TtHnrrwmi im iiiiaimii MMIMH  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular.  iteMJgik  Ar* Act to Prevent Certain Am-  ma Is-; from liuniiiiig- at Xiai-ge-   i'G'ji6:-'  Stuck owners nre h<:r.:bv notified i������i  keep all'Ssvinc, SiaMionjj iif one ������car win  and ujjwHrds, and Iiuliy������.������vi.r nipc moi.ih-.  old, under propi-r-enclosure, as all rtiii-  nifil.- of ihe^e descriptions, found ruiminy  ii larye will be dealt with under the provisions of the Act referred to.  Comox, B. C.       W.  B. Anderson,'  June 7th, 1896. GOV'T AGENT.  $���������  THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.    ��������� '-f   ���������!  4.   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULAT[ON.',  . Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated. \  Indispensable to Mining Men.;!^js?/  A FINE ST00M0J.  Clocks, watches, books  and stationery.  Cl~, D. McLean  "U'iTIEOiT, B; O.  JAMES   ABRAMS  )THHEE DOLLARS P������R TEAR. POSTPi  8AMPLE COPIES FREE.  MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Cal.  SUBSCRIRE TO   The   N^ys^ $2.00  PER ANNUM. r"\'r.sr--  ���������Si,  Notary Public. ,-'  '���������^������������������%.\ '    -s.-  Ag^fe fop the Alliance Fire  insupanee Company of Lon  dort^.a^rX-- the  Phoenix of  HaptfWd. ���������������������������������������������   Agent fop the Provincial  Building and Loan Ass������-  eiationOf Toronto   .     j       -I    .-"*  Unioa, B.C.  ir ( ^Jr'ATtfutb^v**��������������������������������������� ���������������*<>"������ - - -1 rj-tr:t**.ai__     1   ���������"*-.'-i.  ^>"^*iJu^?SSISii!EW5W*W3Si3  ���������ra^^*^*^^**-**^:**^^  w-^-aw-^art*"*^^  *ytf Mtawaftuflar.Jtt  ^-Ypt-i ���������^1ir^p.f������.Jvww-17-Jr^ fy^i^ita^r^j*!.^.v..^ .^i,ii.n^rj<a>.i.������jmlfc^,iw^.,  ss  ���������J/  1;  STORY OF A   ^.   -v  *    *'    ���������SS-    *  *    KLEPTOMANIAC.  .  A detective runs across a lot of  queer things in liis life, and  somehow the queerest never find  their way into the newspapers. It is  difficult to sny why; perhaps it is.because they are too queer. For instance,  , I doubt if you have ever heard of a certain strange incident that happened  only a season or two ago in that select  section of the fashionable world known  as "society."  A leader of fashion. Mrs. Register, requested me co call on her one morning  when the season was at its height.  ���������  "I want your help, Mr. Lowe," she  began, and chen stopped awkwardly.  ' "Perhaps you are not aware that at several balls and dinner parties this season  there have been jewels and ornaments  stolen. It-has, of course, caused a great  deal of unpleasantness. In several cases  .'.-trinkets have even been actually taken  from lhe wearers, without their know-,  ing how it was"done or who did it."  I had heard several wild tales of articles having been missed at'fashionable  gatherings, and there Avas much speculation as to who was the culprit. The  ��������� articles were not, as a rule, of-immense  value, and they always disappeared  singly,, consequently no public notice  had been directed to the matter. In one  or two cases the police bad been consulted, but it was impossible for them  to help. There could be no. doubt that  the thief was a person who mixed in  society as an equal; probably a woman,  who .had allowed her love of jewelry  to tempt her to dishonesty.  "I presume, then, that the���������er���������thief  is a guest���������a person in society?" ksaid,  inquiringly.  "I am afraid so. Two or three things  were missed at a dance which I gave  last week.' Now; I am giving another  dance next Thursday, and I am, of  course, most anxious it should not,occur again, at any rale in my house. I  thought I would engage your services  for the evening, to see if you detect anything suspicious. Of course, you would  be treated as a guest."  We made arrangements about terms,  and it was agreed that I should be introduced as. an Englishman, by name  Captain Burke.  "I suppose, Mrs. Register," I said,  carelessly, "you don't suspect anybody  in particular?"  "Oh. no," she said, but I noticed what  I thought was a look of anxiety on her  face, aud made ar mental note of it.  As 1 was leaving. Mrs. Register said:  "Of coarse, Mr. Lowe, you quite understand, there must be no expose. Jf you  make any discoveries, they must be  treated as secrets. .1 can't have a sceue  of any kind.   It must be bushed up."  I returned to the office impressed  with two idea.-*. First, thai my task  was one of. those delicate cases that require.all your tact and yield very little  credit: secondly, that Mrs. Register-  knew more, or, at any rate, guessed  more, than she cared to tell.  Thursday evening arrived, and I went  to the Register mansion. Practically,  my duty was to mingle with the guests,  enjoy myself, and keep my eyes wide  open. Nothing seemed io me more improbable than that there should be  a thief among the brilliant throng  that crowded the rooms. Everything  was conducted in the most luxurious  style, a Hungarian band discoursed  the sweetest of dance music, and the  guests were among the highest in the  land.  For a while nothing-,occurred of the  smallest significance. ^But at about two  o'clock in the nK.niiifg,'while I was sitting in a snug eonier ofy'the conservatory, where cigarette smoking was permitted, I noticed a couple take up a position in the opposite corner. They  were both young, and evidently very  much in love with one another. The  girl was handsomely dressed, and wore  some valuable jewels. In particular I  noticed a pair of diamond ear-drops,  .which had just come into fashion again.  .Without being a connoisseur of precious stones, I understand them well  enough to know that these were very  valuable indeed, and likely to be worth  several hundred dollars.  These two young people were sitting  out during a dance, and they flirted all  through a set of lancers, without any  impatience at their length.    ._,  ...  At last they got up and went into the  ball-room again. On the chair, where  the girl had been sitting, lay something  shining. I strolled across and examined  it. It was her vinaigrette, which she  had probably loft there liy accident. 'I  replaced it, thinking it might serve as  a trap for our fashionable thief, if he  were in the neighborhood, and withdrew to my corner, where I was almost  invisible.  Presently an old gentleman strolled  out to smoke a cigarette. He was a tall,  handsome, intellectual-looking man,  with the air of the true aristocrat.' His  name I didn't know, but 1 had noticed  him chatting with the guests. He was  evidently known to everyone, and was  a man of social importance.  Presently his ' eye caught the little  jeweled vinaigrette. He looked carelessly round the conservatory, to see if  he was observed, and picked 'it up. He  now had his back to me. I was on the  point or stepping up to him, when he  turned round, and replaced the vinaigrette and walked quietly away.  It was lucky I had not moved. ' I  should have looked rather foolish. Some  curious instinct bade me cross the conservatory, and look' at the vinaigrette  again. Without thinking abbi.it it, I put  it to my nose.  The next thing I remember is, that  I found myself, sitting in a chair. Gradually, things became clearer.. The  vinaigrette lay by my side. It was  drugged. For a few minutes I had lost  consciousness. I still felt dizzy and  sick, but knowing that everything depended on my being prompt and acute,  I managed with au effort to pull myself  together.  Then arose the question, What should  I do next? Should I go straight to the  man who had tampered with the vinaigrette? A moment's thought showed  me that that would be worse than useless. I had no proof of anything. The  situation must be allowed to develop,  itself before I interfered.  After some little reflection, I decided  to go back.to the drawing-room, where  I could see what was going on. Under  any circumstances I must not lose sight  of the girl to whom the vinaigrette belonged.  For nearly half an hour I waited in  vain. She danced with two or three  different men, but did not seem to have  missed it.  At last, after one of tho dances, she  appeared to be looking for something.  With what was, I presume, an apology  to her partner, she skipped across the  room to a group of girls. Evidently she  was asking if any of them had seen her  vinaigrette. For some time she got no  information, but presently a girl who  was passing, leaning on a man's arm,  turned, round and made some remark,  pointing.with her fan to the conservatory door. The owner of the vinaigrette  gave a little nod of thanks, and hurried  across the room.  All this time I observed that the'man  who had drugged the scent bottle, and  who was chatting with some of the  people standing about watched the girl  closely.  As soon as she had left the drawing-  room he broke off his conversation, and  strolled quietly toward the conservatory. As he passed through the curtains I noticed that he glanced around  to see if he were being followed.  That settled it; I had found my man,  and must act promptly. Mrs. Register  was standing near tha .piano. Remembering her injunction that there was  not, under any circumstances, to be an  expose or a scene, it was-'n-a'cessary to  proceed with caution. I caught her eye  without much difficulty. She understood at once that I had something to  say, and disengaged herself from her  friends.  "Will you come with me to the conservatory?" I said, quietly. "I believe  I have solved the mystery."  She turned pale.    "Very well," she  said.   "Give me your arm.  Be careful"  what you do, Mr. Lowe," she added, in  a troubled voice; "it must be hushed  up."  When we reached the conservatory  we found, just as I expected, the young  lady lying hack in a chair unconscious.  Her ear drops were missing.  "Miss Benton has fainted," said Mrs.  Register.  "One moment," I said; "there is no  cause for alarm. Do you see what has  happened? Herdiamond ear-drops have  disappeared."   '  "Do you know who it is?" she whispered.  "Yes.   Her vinaigrette has been drugged���������not    sufficiently   to   do   her  any  ,harin.  I saw it done."  "What  shall ,1    do?  Fetch General  Register,  will you?    He must advise  me."  "Which Is General Register?" -  She came to the curtains and pointed  him out to me.  ".Very well," I said. "Chafe Miss  Benton's hands, and try to bring, her  round, but don't, send for any help at  present."  I don't think I ever felt so reluctant  to proceed with a case as I did at that  minute. The man whom Mrs. Register  had pointed out as her husband was the  man who had drugged the vinaigrette  ���������who had followed Mrss Benton into  the conservatory. Iu a, word,' General  Register was a kleptomaniac.  "Will you come with me into the conservatory, General?" I said. As I spoke  I looked him sternly in-tho face. Ho  turned deadlj' white, and his eyes shifted nervously about the room.   ���������  "What's the matter?" he said, huskily.    "Is anything wrong?" '   '  "Miss Benton, has fainted."  "Oh," he murmured with relief.  "And her ear-drops have disappeared," I added. 'For a moment I thought  he was going to. drop down.   I put my  arm through his, and led him toward  the conservatory.   He was   trembling  like a leaf.  ' When we got well into the shadow of  the curtains I stopped. "General-Register," I said, quietly, "take my advice,  and .give them up to me at once."  "What do you moan?" he said,  hoarsely.  "The ear-drops. ' It will prevent 'a  scene."  He put a trembling hand into the  breast pocket of his dress coat, and gave'  me the ear-drops. He did "it like a man  in a dream, and I really believe that  for tlie time being he was unconscious.  Then he turned away aud left the  drawing-room hurriedly.  "Will he not come?" said Mrs. Register, with an awful look of terror in her  eyes.  "General Register is not well." I replied.   "Here are the^ar-drops."  The poor woman went scarlet. She  knew what I meant, and .T was deeply  grieved for her. From the first she must  have had a faint suspicion c������r the truth,  and was anxious" to save him "from public disgrace and scandal.  She was thoroughly unnerved. Miss  Benton showed sigus of returning consciousness.  "Now." I said, "put the car-drops  back into her ears. She won't know  what has happened."  Mrs.' Register replaced them .with  trembling fingers.  "Send someone to look after this girl;  I'll stop with her till help comes. But  you must go and find your husband.  Make haste," I added, significantly,  "or you will be too late."  My work was not quite over. When  Mrs. Register found her husband in his  dressing-room he was, as I feared, on  the point of committing suicide. She  saved him. A number of trinkets, some  of great value, were found in his safe.  There is, of course, only one explanation. On that point the General was  mad. There was no object in his stealing ladies' ornaments, as he is a very  wealthy man, and had not put them to  any use.  There was not much difficulty in finding their respective owners. I returned  them myself, asking each one as a matter of courtesy to make no inquiries  as to how they fell into my possession.  ���������Buffalo Times.  RUSSIA'S  PENAL SYSTEM.  One of- Its  Principles   Is   Productive  ', of the Greatest Good.  While the administration of the Russian penal system is very generally, to  be condemned, says Dr. Benjamin Howard, an English surgeon, w7ho has made  a study iof the subject and who is an  authority' on penology, there is one of  its .principles 'that deserves to be copied, and that is the principle of productive labor.    In so far as the administration of affairs rests with individuals, ��������� abuses  very often ' creep in,  and  thus it is possible that one pi'isoii.m-ay  be under humane principles while another may be an institutionc'of horrors.  But the^ principle of productive labor  bears, good results.    After, a convict's  term of two-years' imprisonment is over  there is nothing to prevent him, within  three to five years,  becoming���������-within  certain,geographical limits���������a'free man.  A political exile,or a murderer in Sag-  halien'lives with his family in a well-  built and often pretty, four-roomed cottage, with Its court yard vestibule and  garden.   . f  The island is populated mostly by  murderers or by persons guilty of similarly serious crimes. They work peacefully and quietly on their farms and  walk about the streets to., all appearances free men. ' Russian convicts,1 instead of being a heavy charge on the  resources of tlie country, arc a source  of revenue. Convict labor has added to  the Russian empire an island the length  of England, not an acre of which was  previously under cultivation,' and it is  only the population of Siberia by these  people that has made possible the line  of the Trans-Siberian - Railway���������the  envy of the whole world. ���������  &  ^lislU^^  flat. Author-  to compliment  get are rolled  Wide Tires vs. Narrow Tires.  c I do not remember ever having seen  any^illustration which .clearly shows  why a wide tire wagon draws so much  easier In general farm work than the  ordinary narrow tire wagon, so I want  to send you the sketches inclosed. Figs.  No. 1 represent the wheel of my old  farm wagon with, two-inch tire. You  see how it cuts into the ground when  carrying a load over the ordinary fields  upon the farm. Figs. No. 2 represent  the solid wheel upon a wagon which I  purchased recently. This wheel has a  six-inch tire and, as you see, rolls over  the surface  of  the ground  while the  4g  The Man and His House.  The ordinary polite inquiry, "How do  you do?" calls for nothing but a conventionally polite response; but if  a man.is past "the allotted age," and a  philosopher besides, it may elicit a. reply full of meaning and Avorthy of  record. ���������     '  When .Tohn Quincy Adams was  eighty years old he met in the streets  ol! Boston an old friend who shook his  trembling hand and said:  ' "Good morning! And how is John  Quincy Adams to-day?"  "Thank you," was the ex-President's  answer, "John Quincy Adams himself  is well, sir; quite well, I thank you.  But the house in which he lives at  present is becoming dilapidated. It is  tottering upon its foundation. Time  and seasons have nearly destroyed it.  Its roof is pretty well worn out. Its  walls are much shattered, and it trembles with every wind. The old tenement is becoming almost uninhabitable,  and I think John Quincy Adams will  have to move out of it soon; but he  himself is quite well, sir, quite well."  With that the venerable sixth President of the United States moved on,  with the aid of his staff.  It was not long afterward that he had  his second and fatal stroke of paralysis,  .in the Capitol at Washington.    "This  is the last of earth," he said, "I am  ��������� content."  narrow tire in Figs. No. 1 is always  climbing a hill or consuming an equal  amount of draft in cutting a rut that  works a great injury in many wa3Ts,  perhaps needless to mention here, unless it be that one which is often lost  sight of, namely, that after every little particular shower these ruts serve  as drains to carry the soluble part  of fertilizers (the only part that is of  any value) off the fields, and into the  dead furrows and from there into the  road or some equally useless place.���������  ,C. M. Wheeler, Lounsbury, N. Y., in  Farm, Field and Fireside.  "It is a startling fact that, almost  without  exception,   the   adulterated  teas are dangerous to health.     Some  pf them." are actualist-poisonous."  ���������N.  Y. Herald.  Yes; some-  that isn't the  -not all.   But  point.     You  drink tea because you like  it-���������not because it is good  for you.  ; The wholesome tea is  also the best-tasting: Schilling's Best���������at grocers' in  packages.  A. Schilling ft Company  Sau Francisco  407  ...���������.The Arkansas river was named from  a--nation of Indians; also called Quap-  pa%  ECLIPSE  Agents "Wanted.  INDISPENSABLE  TO ANY  riT'K     SMOKER.  "AWAY WITH  MAKESHIFTS."  Dealers' Best  Seller.  SAMPLE,   IOC.  ONE DOZEN, 80C  WiFC.  CO.     By Mail.  Portland, Or., D. S. A.  Slake money by successful speculation in  Chicago.   We buy and   _.   _   sell    wheat    there  on  margins. Fortunes have been made an 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 ox the business. Downing, Hopkins & Co., Chicago Board  of Trade Brokers. Offices in Portland, Oregon,  Spokane and Seattle, Wash.  RUPTUKK and "PII/ES cured; no pay until  cured; send for book.   Des. Mansfield &  Pobtebfield, 838 Market St., San FranciBCo.  She boasts a pretty, gold-trimmed purse,  The envy of the host.  But shopping leads from bad to worse.  It is an empty boast.  ���������Washington Star.       , ��������� " .  She���������Yon seem , to, forget yourself,  sir. He���������How could I do otherwise in  your presence?���������Judy. ,,  Friend���������I suppose everything you  write now goes? Author���������Yes. but  most of it comes back.���������Harlem Life,  "I know now," remarked the young  man who was sued for breach of promise,. ,"why they call it 'courting.' "���������Tid-  Bits. ���������    ,  Editor���������Your story is  Yes?    Editor���������I   wish  you.    Most stories  we  up.���������Puck.  "Uncle Simon, what is a phenomenon'.'" "A phenomenon is a man who  xets so rich.that he won't accept a pass  ju a railroad."���������Chicago Record.  Bubbles���������My -wife and 1 met by  accident. Thrown together by chance,  as it wero. Wheelwmnan leageriy)���������  Did you chronic the bicycles'/---Buffalo  Times. . '  "I fared pretty well on Christmas,"  said the man witli the'blue coat. "Indeed?" "Yes; you know I'm a street  car conductor."���������Philadelphia North  American.  Mrs. Newly wed, (in tears)���������You used  to say that you would bo glad to*dlp  for me., Mr. Newly wed���������Well, I would  now. Mrs. Newlywed���������Well, you may  now.���������Judge.  "I'll  wager  that  woman  submarine  diver doesn't stay under the water more  than ten minutes at a time."    "Why?"  "Nobody down there to talk to."-r-Chi- r  cago Record!  "Pugilism isn't what it used to be."  "No; the advances made in imiilements  of modern warfare have thrown it into  the shade somewhat."���������Philadelphia  North American.  Hungry Higgins���������All dis here handout lacks is finger-bowls.   Weary Wat-  kins���������Yes, 1 t'ink I could git away wid  erbout a t'ree-linger bowl myself.���������Indianapolis Journal.  Reporter���������Three men fell.on live trol-.  ley wires to.day-.. City Editor���������Run 'em  in the current events column. (Chorus  of groans from the force.)���������Cincinnati  Commercial Tribune.  ��������� She-^Mr. Fullback never boasts of his  football exploits, doe's lie? He���������No. I  understand that he has nearly killed  half a dozen men, but he never says a  word about it.���������ruck.  "Called any to-day?" "Only once,  and then I was left out in the cold."  "You don't mean it; avhc.ro?" "Down  at Bagsley's. He held, four aces."���������Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. , o  - Alethea (blushingly)���������Now. don't, Mr.  Dusnap! I know little Ferdinand Is ���������  watching at the key-hole. Dusnap���������  Well, lot's gratify his curiosity, and  then he may go away.���������ruck.  "1 am sorry to hear that Allwuhl, the  clothing merchant, has failed in business." "How did it happen?" "Over-  confidence. He brought on a carload  of ear-muffs."���������Chicago Tribune.  Judge (to a couple sentenced for-fighting)���������-Have you anything to say? Male  Defendant���������I would like to have my  wife commence her term in prison after  I am released.���������German exchange.  She���������Do you believe in long engagements? He���������Well, I think an engagement should be long enough to test a  man's constancy and to give the girl  time to learn to cook.���������Brooklyn Life.  He���������I'm waiting for the interesting  woman of 30 that the novelists talk  about. She���������Well, you won't find her  in Vienna. All the women here under  GO are not ovei\22!���������Illustrated .Bits.  . "You know that old gag of telling the" ���������  beggar that you are 'working this side  of the street?' I tried it the other day."  "Did it work?" "No; lie licked me for  getting on his beat!"���������Chicago Record.  Cholly���������It would be queer, doncher-  know, if tho Theosophists Avere right,,  and if we came to IKe again in some  other form." She���������Yes, Cholly; some  folks might expect better luck next  time.���������Puck.  Mrs. Mulligan���������Do yyz feel better this  morning, Mrs. O'Toole? Mrs. O'Toole���������  I do, and then again I don't. Mrs.  Mulligan���������Thot's bad, fur it's liarrud  to know whether to say I'm sorry or ,  glad.���������Harper's Bazar.  "They must have had a cyclone over  at Newriches' last week." . "What  makes you think so?" "Mr. Newriches  said they had their monogram blown  into every piece of glass in the houses."  ���������Detroit Free Press.  "What kind of goods, ma'am?" asked  the salesman. "I think," replied tho  young woman wlio had just bought a  wheel and was about to order her first  riding suit, "you may show me some of  your early fall styles."���������Chicago Tribune. ������������������ .  Nell���������Miss Bjones uses French  phrases in the most peculiar manner."  Bell���������Does she? Nell���������Yes, indeed I  Why, at breakfast yesterday I asked  her how she liked her eggs, and she  Bald they were very chick.���������Philadelphia Record.  V  <  //"'i  m  ���������,v|  jam  u  i'r  ,'tt :  a i  ���������y{ if3  THE   MEANING   OF    IT.  Very often We give the wrong meaning to  ' a word and thereby make serious mistakes.  For instance, the true and literal meaning  of the word rheumatism is "aches or pains  of the muscles, bones and joints of the human body.". It is general and not specific.  Also the word relief does not mean cure.  Relief may be but a short cessation of pain.  But when" we say St. Jacobs Oil cures rheumatism promptly and permanently, we  mean it; conquers pairi quickly witli no return of. it, unless the sufferer gives cause  for a- new attack, aiH then it will cure  ��������� again. It matters not whether it is chronic,  acute or inflammatory, it will cure. That  is surej be sure of it.  There is a ' house in Paris occupied  by over fifty1 tenants who' for twenty  years have never paid any rent, tho  landlord being unknown.  MEASURES   BRAIN ACTIVITY.  What Prof.   Shields Accomplishes by  His Wonderful "Discovery.  Dr. T. F. Shields, Ph. D., professor  of biology at St. Paul's seminary, has  constructed an apparatus by which he  can measure the degree of mental activity by observing  the flow of the,  blood, through the  brain. The contrivance is not easy of  description, and it  could not possibly  be described in language, that the layman would understand.    And a civil  TO    GET    OUT -OB"    THE    "WAY  When trouble is coming, is obviously the part  of common sense. An obstruction of the  "bowels is a serious obstacle to health. .To get  thisout'of the way is an easy matter with the  thorough laxative, Jlostetter's Stomach' hit-  tox������; which, although it affords relief, never  Bfripes and convulses like a drastic purgative.  Dyspepsia, malaria, kidnev and rheumatic  ailments and nervousness yield to this genial  family medicine. '- .  America    has   over  islands round its coast.  five    thousand  I shall recommend Piso's Cure for Consumption   far' and ' wide.���������Mrs.   Mulligan,  rPlumstead, Kent, England, Nov.'8, 1895. ' '  The asparagus served at the Elysee  banquet in honor of the czar cost three  francs a -stalk, or. 90 c^nts a bundle,  and there -were 200 guests.  Gladness Comes  With a better understanding of the  transient, nature of the many physical ills,1'which vanish before proper ef- .  f or.ts���������gentle efforts���������pleasant efforts���������  rig-htly directed.    There is comfort in,  the knowledge, that so many forms of'  sickness are.not due to any actual disease, but simply to a constipated condition of the system, which the pleasant  family laxative^ Syrup of Figs, promptly removes.    That is why it is the only  remedy with mill ions of families, and is  everywhere esteemed so highly by all  who value good health.    Its beneficial  effects are due to the fact, that it is the  one  remedy which   promotes internal  cleanliness   without   debilitating , the  organs on which it acts. It is therefore  all important, in ordor to get its beneficial   effects,, to note when you purchase, that you have the genuine article, which is manufactured by the Cali-  ���������������  fornia Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by  all reputable druggists.  If in the enjoyment of good health,  and the system is regular, laxatives or  other remedies are then not needed. If  afflicted with any actual disease, one  may be commended to the most skillful  physicians, but if in need of a laxative,  one should have the best, and with the  well-informed everywhere, Syrup of  Figs stands highest and is most largely  . ^fced and gives most general satisfaction.  T. E. SUIELDS.  engineer, or anybody else who was,not  at once a philosopher and' a master of  physics, would be lost in the maze of  tubes  and  valves  that  enter  into  ils  construction.    The glass cylinder that  hangs over the chair is the first thing  to attract attention, for it is'there that  the experimenter, and the subject get  together. . The left arm of the subject  is bared well up to the shoulder.    A.  rigid rubber clasp that.fits about the  upper, arm is connected by a couple of  light rods to another smaller clasp that  tits about'the wrist.   The arm is coated  with vaseline,  for it  is  to remain 'in  water for an hour or more, and a portion of it is covered witli a thin rubber  band.    The fingers are' encased  in a  glove ar������ a rubber band that passes  between the thumb and the index finger  completes the provision for holding the  "limb   practically   rigid.     The   arm   is  thrust up to the elbow"into the cylinder,  and  by  an  elaborate' combination  of  clamps  and  bandages, is 'fixed ,there/  and the end of the cylinder hermetically sealed about the arm with  rubber  connections that do not unduly  compress, the limb  but  make a perfectly  tight joint.   The proposition is to determine the flow of blood under certain  conditions by the increase or diminui-  tion of the volume of the arm.   .The'  subject is placed in'the easiest possible  position while the experiment;is .going  on, for a strained position, or an effort*  to. ease the arm, would result in blood  flow, and the volume of the arm would  change without the volition subject be-'  ing able to help it.   It was'this difficulty that; s'tod in the path of the European scientists who .endeavored to get  the  results that Dr.  Shields.has  got.  The'' subject   is   permitted   to   remain  quiet for some ten or fifteen minutes,  and  his' mind ' reduced  to   a   passive  state by the usual methods, such as 13s-  rtening-to and counting the ticking of a  clock.   ,,His condition is just removed  from that of sleep, ,ami that is all.'   He'  has even been allowed to go to sleep,  and the workings of'the mind observed  then.  The arm being in position, a quantity  of water that has been determined to  a nicety is allowed to flow into the cylinder, and the' air is permitted to escape, so that there shall be no undue  pressure on the limb. A small disk  that is hollowed out and a piece of rubber placed over the hollow, is-placed  over the diaphragm of the subject, and  this is connected with the automatic  register by a rubber tube and registers  the* variations in the respirations of the  subject. The. means by which the connection between the cylinder in which  roads,   comfortable - houses, adequate  police, lawn-tennis and cricket, plenty,  of manly, companionable English army  and navy officers, and a governor who  is   strong,   able,  and   genial.    At  the  same time it would be folly to maintain  that the island  is producing    a  tenth part of the wealth that is latent  in soil and atmosphere, or that most  of the wealth that is beginning to make  its appearance is due-to anything so  much' as to the American enterprise  and capital which are opening up railways and cultivating fruits.    Another  serious fact, though not necessarily an  unwelcome   one, fris  that  the   island's  four thousand square miles contain a  population of    six hundred  thousand  persons, twenty-five thousand of whom  are white.���������Century.  HE   M'XED THE  LETTERS.  "Dove to His Boss   and   a   Request   for  a   Raise to Hia  Girl  A certain young man who works for  a big St. Louis corporation has a penchant for ladies that is so pronounced  as to verge on mania.' Every new girl  he meets he proceeds to fall desperately  in love with and invariably begins op-  era.tions by writing her a letter.  The funny part of this letter-writing  proclivity that he has lies in the fact  THE   MIXED    IiJETTMiS.  Of Mercury!  Mr. Henry Roth, of 1848 South 9th  Street, St. Louis, was given the usual  mercurial treatment for contagious  blood poison. He was twice pronounced cured, but the disease returned each  time, he was seized with rheumatic  pains, and red lumps and sores covered  his body.  whatever.     I  pains,  my  left  "I was in a horrible fix" he  says, "and the  more tre at-  ment I- received, the worse I  seemed to get.  A New York  specialist said  he could cure  me, but his  treatment did  nie no good  stiff and full of  was useless so  to   do  even  the  PKOF. SHIELDS' APPARATUS.  was  arm  that I was unable  lightest work. This was my condition  when I began to take S. S. S., and a  few bottles convinced me that I was  Peing benefitted. I continued the  medicine, and one dozen bottles cured  jr^e sound and well. - My system was  under tlie' effects of mercury, and I  would soon have been a complete  wreck but for S. S. S."  S.,SVS'.', {guaranteed purely vegetable)  '���������is the' ; only cure  for real blood diseases. . , The mercurial treatment  of the doctors always   does   more  harmthan good. Beware of mercury!  , Books on the disease and its treatment- mailed free to any address by  "Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga.  FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE SICK or  "Juat Don't   Feel Well,"  S&SSI^LIVER PILLS  are this Ono Thing to use.  Only One for a Dose.  Sold by DrustgiBts at 25c a boa:  Samples mailed free.     Addreaa  Or, So.anko Med, Co. PJtdla. Pa.  the arm is inclosed and the plethoys-  mography  is too  elaborate  to permit  of  description  within  the  limit  of   a  newspaper article.    A nice knowledge  of physics would be necessary to its  understanding.    But the connection is  effected and the'activity of the brain  indicated on the kymograph roll accordingly as the conditions change.   There  are .five glass pens used in making the  record.    They are nicely balanced and  filled with ink as the expert starts and  the nicest possible adjustment is made  with the clockwork" of tlie drum that  moves the paper.    As the seconds are  ticked off the paper moves slowly over  ���������the drum and the pens reveal in the  waving lines they make, as the pressure in the cylinder and other points of  the apparatus change, the varied mental  changes.   The pulsations of the heart  are registered by one of the pens, the  respiratory movement by another, the  variations in the volume of the arm,  the time is marked.by.a.third, and the  signal pen,, indicating when the stimulants are applied, fills the complement,  and these are��������� all balanced with  the  most absolute nicety for the changes  they record are by no means strongly  accented.    -     "  that he cannot write, a letter himself,  but depends on a literary friend -in the  same office, whose vocabulary is wide'  and whose pen is facile.  Last "week he found a new love.   This,  one     was    incomparable���������superb���������the  loveliest find most engaging creature on  earth.   He<mot lior art a social function,  waltzed with her, and his enslavement-,'  was complete.    So eager   was    he  to  write  her a le titer that he hurried to  the office two hours early next morning  and as soon as his literary friend arrived he insisted upon his preparing a  letter.   He wanted something warm, he  said���������something   that    would    simply  '���������kill her first dash out of the box."   And,  he goit it.   The letter that was prepared  was a scorcher, as it did all but pro-:  pose to the young lady.    It spoke of  ''love  at first sight,"   "undying  affection,"  "soulful eyes," "delights of the  terpsichorean maze," etc., ad infinitum.  At the same time the literary friend  was asked to write something touching  to the business manager of the corporation, asking him to consider the laborious efforts of the amorous young man  during the past year, and, if found deserving of such recognition, to kindly  advance his salary from $S per week to  $10.  Both letters were finished at the same  time and handed to the love-sick swain  and he copied them in his best spen-  cerian hand, sealed them up, mailed the  one to "the young lady and laid the  other on the businessananager's desk.  Next morning he received answers to  both.    The business   manager    wrote  that he regretted very much that Mr.  Lovesick spent so'much of the  company's time and letter paper writing to  young ladies.    He also regretted that  he would not longer need his seiwices.  The'young lady wrote that she was extremely .sorry to find that he was in  such     distressing    financial     circumstances as the letter, which she begged  to return, would indicate and that she  therefore begged to enclose $1 to reimburse him foi' the flowers that he had  that, morning sent  her.    The  trouble  was that  he  had   mixed  the  letters,  sending that asking for the raise to the  young lady and  vice  versa.    He   has  sworn off letter writing now except ii?  answer to help wanted ads.  4  V  And Don't Be Defrauded  by any Substitute  That Some Dealers  Try to Sell You  for the Sake of  the Larger Profit!  ing  eve^wliere sell  Don't risk the loss of time, labor and ground  by plantiii/z sueds of unknown quality.   Tho market is full of cheap,  unreliiible seeds. TERRY'S SEEDS  aroalwavs the best; do not accept  anyanbatitute. Seed Annual Free.  D. M. FERRY & CO.,  Detroit, Mich.  English Administration of Jamaica.  The English administration of Jamaica is a thing to'be'thankful for;  there  are  law and    order,   excellent I promises.  Ton "Will   Never Be Sorry  For living a pure life.  For doing your level best.  For being kind to the poor.  For bearing before judging.  For thinking before speaking.  For standing by your principles.  For stopping your ears to gossip.  For bridling a slanderous tongue.  For being square in business dealings.  For giving an unfortunate person a  lift.  For   promptness   in    keeping   your  SURE CURE for r-y, ES  Itching and Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles- ������������������',��������� ������t once to  DR. BO-SAN-KO'S PILE REMEDY, rftops itching, abaorba tumors. A positive c'jre. Circulars ������ent free. Price)  Mo.   DrugKlsu or mail.     DILBOSAKKO. Phils.. Pa.  EVERY HEN  Hatched in Petaluma  Incubators has started right, and is bettor  prepared to give profitable returns Docnu.to these  muchlnes exclusively em  body tbefentnres which pro  duce the greatest number  of vigorous Chickens  Incubators from $10 up.  Petaluma Incubator Co.,   Petaluma, Cal  A SALESMAN  To handle the largest and best line oi  SCHOOL SUPPLIES ever offered on  this coast. Exclusive territory given.  A most liberal proposition to a GOOD  MAN.    Address,  THE WHITAKER & RAY CO.  723 Market Street,     -     San Francisc*  i HAJLELH r������������ciiQB  BEST IN THE   WORLD.     Wl<\E>fl������SC  Its wearing qualities are unsurpassed, actually  outlasting two boxes of any other brand. Fre������  from Animal Oils.    GKT THE GBVUINK.  FOR SALE BY OREGON AND  gMF-WASUlJSQtTON MERCHANTS-  and Dealers generally.  -Wo   pay  frotfrht.  Illustrated  Catalogue  Kree.  mmmmms  | HABIT  AND  I Cured Iu 10 to 80 D>  RODS  For tracing and locating Gold or Silver  ore, lost or hidden treasures. M. J). FO\V-  L.EK, Box 3i!7 Southirigton, Conn.  GURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS.  ! Best Conga, Syrup. Tastes Good, Use |  In time,   gold by drntrjtliits.  <SW  Carnd. DR. J.L.STEPHENS, I^BANOJ.fO-aiOf j N.P.N.U. No. 687.���������S.P.N. U.   No.   764  .<**���������.��������� :-<r.-v^j*S:'~.'-Kfe-iri  X^������*^������Mm^cC5������.V.tti.������i  Ir.^iiS'S'^HE'SfiSg^^^  I .*tot'm*tityrtui  :ugi^as������s2^2sa^i^-m������aj^^^  ���������  (  ''t  A. McBain & Co.,.-Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.  LOCALS.  Coal Oil *l.f>5 per tin at Leiser's.  Mrs  F. D. L tfcie   was a passenger on the  steamer   City  of  Nanaimo  last   week,   for  , Victoria.  Received at Willards, a fine  line of  bug  gy whips, ranging from 15 to 25 cents.  'Mr.and Mrs. F. B  Smith and Miss Flora  W.Mon left Friday for Victoria.  C i'-'{fn seeds and   Flower seeds  of ail  kind:  .iv     .������,  \lr)>  el'hee & Moore's,  The c-juntract for" building the re.cervior,  dam, across Hamilton Creek for the Waterworks Company, baa kteu awarded to Mr.  (Jeorge Sieveusj of Victoria,  lor ������1 050.  Men's new styles in Hard and Soft  Hats fit Leisei's.     ' '    "  f i  ,. Mr. Jake.Thonip.-oii and Mr, Austin, who  woe taken to the licpital a few dtvs ayu  have so far icouvurtd that they are out'  again,    Their hfuid->'ar*e' no>. yot   well   from  , the hun.s, biii are doing all right, aud they  will boon he at work.  Fresh   Eastern Oysters at' the  Union Store.  iho L'iwc was si> indisposed from cold  {.he could mil lake part iu tne concert for  ih<_- Huspila!.  i / ���������  Bnr������ains in white and colore 1 Shins  at Leiser's  Ii.  is* understood   )Ar.   John ;Hawl?i-na of  Noi;   Kill has the   uuijirac.   for   ejecting a  ' h harl c.fc' the Spit   hi"Coro������x   harhr.r for die  convenience of Her Alajescv'tf w .r.-hip.s,  ���������Sale of Remnants at Leiser's for one  week only..  Wo   notice   the    cars   run   much   more  smoothly   than     formerly over   the   track  between Uuion and the   Wharf,   for   which  ,   7t9 have to thank' Roadinaater' Mr. J.  Hat-  wood.  Buy yoar sugar at Joiner's ������5.25'per cwi  Mr. Langman who left here last fail io  rpen bus-im-ss at Ilns'-laud, finding rents  high theie. went to Kamloi'ps, and now  we see by the Progiess that he is in business ,  ��������� again at Chill"wack uuder tho old style of  i/mgmau & Co.  ���������Another   consignment  of the  cele-,  brated brands "Simla"., and   "Moonsoon*  Tea in i and & lb.,  packages, at McPhee  & Moore's.  . The Colonist thinks our article, wherein  we claimed that quick and cheap transportation befcwaeira small town and a big one,  enhanced the prosperity of the latter at tbe  enpenae of the former, "ia surprising ,and  novel." The truth of it is very evident all  the eamo.  ���������Wedding  presents.    See  the   stock  (new) of silverware at Leiser's.  The Courtenay Hoiue ha^ bean thioughly  renovated, -.he rooms uewiy papered, woodwork painted, stair banisters and doora  freshly varnished, (aono fresher or more  , cleanly place could be found. '.Che large  ��������� number of guests who put up at this popular hostelry, attest to the capahle-and courteous management of Mr. and Mrs.  McCallum.  ���������Slater Bros'noted shoes for gents at  Leiser's.  "'.Oh "Thursday" the-I8th, Mr. and Mrs.  O'Brien celebrated the fourth anniversary  of their wedding day. A large number of  invited friends were pleasantly entertained  by the young couple, dancing and games being the amu.scments of the evening, and  dainty, refreshments were tendered their  guests.. The News wishes Mr. and Mrs.  O'Brien may yet celebrate their diamond  weddintr.  Ladies. h--,ve yon seen those fine shoes in  Jff. Parks' window ?.  The misunderstanding between Mr. Ma-'  teer and members of the Minstrel Troupe  has been amicably settled.  FOR 8ALE.���������Seed potatoes (New Yorkers No.2); a newly calved cow and calf;  also half a dozen white Plymouth Rock hens  and rooster.    A bargain.  David Picx:els  JDenman Ieland, B.C.  Col. Peterson, TJ. S., Consul at Vancouver, was in town last wtek, as a guest of  U- S., Consul Geo. W. Clinton.  Mr. John-Williams weut down to Nanaimo on Friday.  We have reeled a enpv r.f the corresrKii:  deuce between the Liruuenant Governor and  bank of British   Columbia   relating   to   the  forwarding of money collected  for  stricken  India, suggesting it  be  seut   to  the  B    C.  ban'.-, Nanaimo   We think as w'ui has 1 e .i>  collected here has been done   on   the appeal  of the Moutreal Sr.ar the   funds   better   be  sent direect to the Star Fund.  Foa Salb.��������� Ranch   lately   occupied by K.  II. Bo... d,   bpt-weet    TJuion   and   Oonrtenav,  cnrix-i' ting o: five s������c-re-  tro>fy pleat*/?; y "d  garden.    lifu.se    a; d   ha.:-     \N-. ��������������������������� -.-     -aj'ii--j.  stream of water  runs  through   if.    A   bargain.    Enquire of F. J. Dal by, Union.  John Kirkv/ocd, who has been working  jn No. 5 Shaft, left for Scotland last week.  Mrs. Piket kindly gave the use of the  Hall for the Hoppital concert, only rralirp-  % charge for new of the piano.  OUR REASONABLE  .   DEMANDS.  WHAT THE PUBI.IC ACCOUNTS  SHOW,  To The Editor:���������Now that  Parlia-  . t X  ment is in session and will, in a short  time vote .supply lot the .ensuing fiscal  year jt may not be amiss tb examine  some of the. accounts laid before the  House ;it it.-, opening, with the view o'  ascertain" how far Comox Electoral District has -i right to claim and to receive a  fair expenditure of the public money.  The underwritten statement shows the  respsctive contributions to the Provincial  exchequer by,;'the ,0 different electoral  districts; '  '  1S95 G  1S9+ 5. ,  v"iciori.i city....     ..$ 79 77.'i  H78 049  'jS���������outh   Vic-'-riii- ���������  ������������������������������������..   19 tiOl  * 15.2SU  'North  Viororia...  *  > ��������� *   10 123  5 442  IS.-qmiiials-       )G 9(i5  17 531  Cumchan   .'..   ..  ...   .6 7(36  .   4.087  Ai.lu.-nii   ......   7 310  14 345  N'inaiiiiu   di,  ...   .C07G  0 23-j  2? inaimi) N ir-'h.  *  ...-.  13.396  13 183  Nai.auno   3 >ii'.h.  *���������������������������������������������   8 2S2  7 150  Clll!iO\'      37.i3v������8  50 Otil  Nt vi   Weatuiiiste  ' city.  ... .Ui u00  23 U7  We&tiniusat-r... .     ..   ..46.143.  36 9-yj  ....27 333  28 914  Yale            ...'..  .. .105 1SS  77 161  Liilooet     ,20 lOti  17 088  E..sC Koocenay  . . ....  :.... 17 939  15.943  Weat- Kuoteuay..  *   ...  ..'. 122 DO-i  60 102  Cariboo   ....45 034  23 S20  Caviar ���������; ���������. .  ......   13 0S2  23.488  C. P. R . ,.  . . . .  :,  ....     8. Sua'  S. 250  it   will   be seen   that   Comox   District  Agues   sixth   as  a  cor  tribtiior  out of the  nineteen   district  s.    0  Lir district require-.  more and better  roads  and above  all else  the early  opening 'or  completion   of the  long promised Comox���������Nanaimo road.  Union'b?dly needs a new school house;  and increased grant to the hospital; a  grant sufficient to put the fire company  upon a v.-orking basis and the improvement and opening up of its streets.' All  these things are craved not as an indulgence but ask as of right. I hope that  our member will take these things into  his consideration and demand that they  be granted and if poss'ble that he will  demonstrate their necessity.  While en passant I would allude to a  few matters which more particularly  interest the farming communities of the  Province.' - The expenditure for the  period 1S94-5 f������r r������ads and bridges was  $425,629 as against $238,225 in 1895 6,  thus showing a falling off of the very  large- sura of $187,400 notwithstanding  the greater need in the latter period for  the opening up the roads. Hospitals and  charities teceived $3.788'less in the latter  peroid. , Other works and buildings  received $82,252 in the last year as a-  gainst $101,296 in the previous period.  If the opening of roads and the construction of bridges, the putting up of public  works and buildings be taken as a criterion of the development of the country,  then our fair province is retrograding instead of progressing. Looking 10 expenditures in other things it will be found  the Parliament buildings called for $191,  867 in 1894-7-95 and ^$257,903 in'1895'  ���������96. It-is my contention the expenditure for roads and bridges'ina comparatively new country like this should each  year be "increased, or at all events, not  lessened. < .      '  The Parliament buildings are certainly  an ornament; but ornaments should give  way lo necessities which roads and bridg  es hospitals and schools are. In asking  for our rights we should, I think, do so  with no uncertain voice. The uncomplaining and submissive ones will be left  where they are. Legislation for the people should be the motto of the government during the present session. Thank  ing you for valuable space.  CUMTAX  >  J   We regret to learn that Officer Hutchison  has be<.-n suffering from a bad cold which  prevented his attendance at the Hospital  concert..''  !.  Espimalt & Nanaimo J.j.  Tinie- Table   No.   27,  To take effect at 8 a.m.  on Monday Nov.  2nd. 1896.    Traina run on Pacific  Standard time. - '  -    GOING NORTH  I Haily. I Sat'dy  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. M. | i>. at.  Wellington    j   8.00   I    2.20  Ar. "Nanaimo  |   J 1.40 |   O.'JS  Ar.  Woiliiitfton  |   12.U0 |   C.55  GOING  SOUTH  Lv. Wel'ington for Victor  Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria.  Ar. Victoria   T    A M  I. Daily.  I 8.20  8 40  12.20  I  "e m  S������t'.iy.  I 3.30  3.15  7.00  For rates and information apply  at Company's offices,  A. DUNSMUIR, JOSEPH HUNTER.  Prosider-t. Gen'l Supt  U.K. PRIOR.  0������n. Freight and Passenger A������t  SUBSCRIBE POR "THE NEWS.  $2.00 PER ANNUM.  M. J. HENRY,  NURSERYMAN  AND  FLOBET  '< v.  POST OFFICE ADDRESS  . 604  V\ ESTMINSTER ROAD,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Send for new 60 page Catalogue before  placing your orders foi Spring Planting  if you are interested in saving money for  yourself and getting good stock of first  hands. * .,'.  Most complete stock of Fruit aiid  Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Etc.;  in the Province.  Thousands of small Fruit Plants .-ind  Vines of leading varieties, suitable for  this Climate. ���������  Fertilizers,, Agricultar.il   Implements,  Spray Tumps, Etc., best to be had.    :  No Agents. List tells you all 4bo.11 it.  Eastern Prices or Less. -"  "  GREENHousii, Nursery and Apiary  604 Westminster Road.  (4  SUNDAY SERVICES  St. Giiep.aE's   P.hesbttekian   Oun-htit���������  Rev. J. A  Logan, pastor.    Services at 11 a.  m. and 7  p.m.      Sunday   Suhoo'l    at2:.'10.   i  Y.P.S C E.  at   oloae   of   evoniup   h.u,,vix.,i!    I  .VTethodist '"m/Rcn���������-.  Services   at   the- \\  usual hours morning and evening." K-0v. W.  Hicks, pastor. ' *      ,,'',���������  Truvitv Chukch-'-Serviced  in   the   ave-  xiing.    Riv". J. X. Wilicir.arV rector.  .]  '       '      '.7  4  5000 short ends of all kinds of dress goods,  ribbons,  etc.,  at less than HALF PRICE, for one week only.  i  A  Ci  Special lines in hats and ties at greatly reduced prices to clear.  mzMXXXAWMxMmMsexm  ;.W:6;bay0.jtist opened several cases of the noted Slater  Shoes for gents, all prices are stamped on the sole by the  maker.    We invite inspection. \  TORE t HARpW^^ DEPARTMENT.  Gar load of iiirnitufe to hand consisting of:���������Bed-room suites in oak and antique, side boards. A large assortment of center tables, book cases, wall  stands, chiffoniers, dining tables, chairs, etc. Also easels, music racks, paper  racks, hall stands, book shelves, umbrella sttnds, etc., bamboo ware.  epartment  Al 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.  nsfMifc;;  Tepitis: Strictly Cast] SO days.  If  t- W  - '���������>.  ��������� .Jp


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