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 ^^^^A^^uu������AAraiM3a^t������������^J>������������x������j%ni������������s^;  . (,  ..  ���������1  i  te  -T  NO/ 275  CUMBERLAND,, B. C.    [P.O., UNION,]    TUESDAY FEB.  22nd.,   1898  $2.00  ER' ANXU-VL  For the choicest   meats we are head   quarters.  If, you have not tried   our noted .'sausages,  bologna and   head cheese,  you should do  so -at .once.     Fresh vegetables, eggs and  . ,   butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  : t t 1 p p ? \TTf *   c-iippr yrc  ,  BH3  ffl  B Of  c  ������s  AWAY DOWN PRIGEo  idiss WiqLT������p Jackets, Ca-p^s, Wrjps,  ���������> T**"  r s  Pelt Sa'iiop and Walking -Hats,.  V*   Blouses and  Wrappers: "      '  " 1  A'lares    Stock-of the "Choicest   Patterns jus--  '������*** < ���������       * .,  arrived  direct   from   the   manufacturers  in, all  A'V itlths and Prices. ��������� ���������    -  nSI32������.E  i ;ie iN e\v  Dotted Swiss,  i^ace  f  l * ftp ** n s  an  d  Ar  "luslins.  :JRGC ERSES at LOWEST CAilH  price s <-r  <r,'PW.   i'fAUf-'K'S  .Mil  Eius po^ P3j������������  Drug  of  OPEN    SUNDAY  MORNING  FROM     10   to   11  .-aim.  Store:   is The  Place to   Buy  .,...^...r^-. .ro   '.-.ofc?~~-\   Good Stoc{*  :ok.Sf  Novels,  and  Stationery  OPEN       SUNDAY  EVENING    FROM  3to4p.m  WE KEEP NOTHING BUT THE BEST ...no PUREST DRUGS tor. DISPENSATION.  For your cough try Scott's Emulsion,  Dr. Chase's Linseed and Turpentine,  or  Ayer's Cherry   Pectoral.  Milk.  Veqelahf.es..  Having secured die Han iganranch  I am prepared to deliver aily  pure fresh "milk, fresh eggs, and  ve'g-eta'bles, In Union and "Cumberland, A ���������shaT.e -of patronage is  solicited.  JATVT.ES REID  , ���������Slater. Bros'-nasas, shoes for .gents at  JLeiser's.  ?ra't and .Ornamental'TrBes  SHRUBS, ROSE."-?,   RxTODODEN-     ,  DRON'S. ORBKNctOUSE AND  'BISUlNtJ OUi.' PLANTS.  AplciiUiiral IfliplfliBn.8  SPRAY PUMPS,   FERTILIZERS,  ���������BEES  and BEE SUPPLIES.  Most Complete ^iock  in  NO  AGESTTJ, Catalogue Fkee.  M. J.   HENRY,  604 Westminster "Road,  'VAWCOTCTVEii,  B. .0.   *1(&W  A.  R. JOHNSTON & CO.  "WANAIMO, B. O.  *��������� *%  GENERAL OUTFITTERS FOR    y  MINERS    GOING    TO    THE  KLONDIKE.'  STEAMBOAT AGENTS.  TICKETS SOLD. PAR-  TICULARS ON APPLICATION.  $������*  J.  " '^ ill  'it!  TO SUIT THE MEN, TO SUIT THE YOUTHS,,TO PUTT THE BOYS, AND TO SUIT ��������� '  THE PUR8E     COME AND SUIT YOURSELF WITH A  SUIT BEFORE   . "? V  THEY ARE ALL GONE.       , /      ,'   j ;    ' -.-  'OUR SBOES,     '    -  are   going  like "hot cakes'-*:^  and must be cleared out.   . ���������"'||  DEE-SS GOODS.      . '     '    " -./^t  , Blue Rlack Serges,  Cashmeres,/etfi;:/^  A few Dress  len-^hts left to-be.sold;--?:"''  at cost. ���������     , ' ���������;  1. 'i  NEWS FROM   SHEEP, CAMP.  FLANNELLETTES,    GINGHAMS, ART   MUSLINS,-  RED,  WHITE,-.AND-.;!  GRAY   FLANNELS, -PRINTS, AND SATEENS., ' *.;!%������$r\  A? JR.  Johnston & Co., Furnish   the  Best Outfits That Went Over  o the Passes.  Such-is the Verdict of all-the "Nanaimo Boys.  A COUNTER OF-REMNANTS   FOR YOUR INSPECTION.";  McPHEE &. MOORE.  -W^tW^'^ .- Il  - "Mi**  The Free Press is agatm indebted to the  courtesy of Mr. ,Dan Dalley, our leading  tonsorial artist, t for the following - interesting extracts from a letter received by him  from his friend James Rice,' now at Dyen  Pass.  Sheep Creek, Alaska, Nov 16th '97 ���������  Friend Daniel���������I received your letter today, and was"- glad to get it, but I wish you  had got my  other letter, which-would have  given you quite a budget  of news.    I suppose  there  are ac number  of the boys  who  have left here andretui-ned to Nanaimo who  will be  able to-give you all  the news. '.The '  .old' timers in  theicountry- fooled a lot of us  , when,they*.told'.tta-tyhc/re wasno.use  in,trying to get  over the passes" in' .October or  November.    But  they were away off. . The  country is not so bad "as some of them would  have yon b������lit-ve.    Thf: wea her ia nice here  at present.    There is p'eniy ot sn.>w���������cJear  and froity but noc  dow n to zer<> ynt.    1: is  one of the   best  plaesa I was evi-r in���������v. nen  it f'oe? not > .in     I liave got a sood j^b here  working   for <i Tauorua   Comyatiy,   vIki   are  ������ett-iri������ ou   well \iith their   ciauiwa)',  audi  tt-iel ciMidilent; t'n^c they will c<> tiplete  it all  right.     lam thinking ^<t  going oown oo t-iie  sttaau-x City of Seat .le ntxt trip, but I hesitate to   leave a  good job like rhii-.    I will  have lnt3 to tell you when I go down.    You  can tell A. R.   Johnston & Co,   that all  the  boys   who  got   outfit *   from them had the  best on the  road, tor all the boys were loud  in  their   praise   of the   goods   supplied by  Johnston & Co.   This ia   the reatou   why I  would  like to   return to   Nanaimo  so as to  get my outfit from them.    Your  old friend  Mike King, of  Victoria, went through here  to tako a Took at the trail,   and he   will no  doubt   tell you all   about; it.    I have   seen  "Walter Thompson, but   only for a few minutes.    He is noc stuck on the country or che  situation.  TJ.   S.   Battleship  X*e3U,03"'ed.  Word comes by way of Seattle that  the U. S. b.uHeslup Maine was blown up  in the harbor of Havana Just how it  happened we are not informed. In some  way the heat was communicated to the  magazine causing an explosion. It is  said the .Spaniards exerted ihcniselvcs in  every, way to render assistance. How  many perished is not .stated. The Maine  was, a steel armored cruiser of 9000.horse  power,'and having 17 knots speed. She  cost $2,500 000 and belonged to North  AMantic squadron. She was sent a short  time ago to Havana as a sort of warning,  Sp,iin returning the compliment by  sending one of hf-r leading battleship tu  A'isit some of the American harbors.  heard of   another   creek   over in  Iuden  t  District. I went over theie and ^o: a  claim. Then I got "a half interest in a  claim on Rear Creek ihat had been  prospected where I am working now. I  can't tell-you much about any of them  just now. In my next letter I may be  able.to tell you more.  This is a rich' country with lots of gold  but hard tu find. Lots of claims' are  panning out as high as $100,to the pan.  Fifteen cents to the pan would pay well  I here is a claim near mine on Bear  Creek wh'ch runs- $115.00 to >he pan, and  I am longing to find something like it on  my claim.   -   ��������� ,- ^    ������  ',.  ��������� Well, Alex., I've not .much' news. I  will not advise you to come although this  is a-good "country to- make a "stdkeV-in,;  yet it is, a very hard - country' to.hvei'n.  I hope to be able to get out next fall. If  you come bring lots uf grub for it is scarce  although I have   enough   to  last  me till  next July   or August Harry. Waugh  who is },oing to Union can tell yon all  ab-vut the country and the bad places on  lIv rive-. There was great dread of  Whito IJoise iapids ani the canyon, but  we r.m thorn both without unloading.  When ������e camo to the lapids we saw on  a tree this sign:  1-gg-r  TAKE YOUR CHOICE.  Pack for Three D.us, or  Run thl Rapids in ���������*"; Minutes.  We took lhe three  minute chance and  r-in the rapids safely.  Robert Crant.  B0BEHT GRANT'S LETTER.  Dawson City, Dec. 16*98.  Dear Bro. Alex:  We arrived on the iS.h of October in good health afthr'a hard trip.  We made it all right; aisd I h;.ve been  very busy ever since, running on stampedes and staking out claims. The first*  stampede I was on was this: I heard of  Hester Creek, thought to be good, about  twenty miles away. So Lew Casey and I  lecided to follow the crowd. We took  h blanket each and some grub and started at night. We walked and ran to keep  up with the crowd, but before we got half  way we got tired and threw our blankets  away, and afcer a little more onr coats  went. We succeeded in passing lots of  them.' We reach el the creek cibout  daylight and got .'. claim eaoh. So did  McGregor and some of the other boys  from Union.    The creek looks well.    We  OFF TO KLOQDIE.E.  A Gj ant's party, consisting of A. Grant,  Hugh No le, Ed Sheppard, Abe McLough-  iin, Joon Frauer of Union Wharf and perhaps of S. Reed, will leave on Friday morning. They will outfit at Nanaimo, procuring everything from A. R. Johnston & Co,  and Stevenson & Co. They will ship on the  Islander March 3d, and going by way of  Dyea aod Chilkook pass. Each one will  :ake 1000 lbs.of^provisions, best clothing for  Klondike climate, also brass mounted sleighs  from Craig Kroa. Grant will take along his  carpenter took.. They will build boats.after chey reach open water on tte river.  They are wisely acting under the directions  of Mr.John Wilkinson the lucky Klohdiker.  As they are a hardy, intelligent, plucky, set  of men we predict they will give a good ac-  cont of themselves.  Mr. Ed and Jack McKim also leave on  Friday. It-is understood they will take the  Suciune���������Teslin route. We shsll hope to  hear of their good hick. And rumor says  Bob England and Geo. Haw kins will leave  this week.  The News exteuda best wishes to all.  Passenger CLiBt.  Per City of Nanaimo Feb. 16.-. Miss Mason, ex-Magistrate Piau.a, J..Shea, D. Bud-  xaro, Mrs. Thos Cairns, E Short, Miss  Drake, J. Richards, G. Richardson, A. Dick  A. VV. Reuoison, McLaughlin, J. Howe, R  Hunt, Mr. Spence, W. Bauie, Chalmers,  McParlane, Berkeley, Miss Piercey, Mrs.  Pierce, Mrs.    Westwood,   Miss L. A'.ram3  NOTICE.  The mtm'ers of the Fire Co. are r quested  to meet a-. 7 P. M. sharp Wednesday at -he  F.re Hall to take action npon the resigna-  of Capt. Alex. Grant and tc elect a new  captain.    Captain Grant thanks the  "boys"  very  heartily  for   the   support  they  have  given him and expresses tho liope  thac   will  rally   around   the new   captain   with    liku  loyalty.  CHARLES   EVANS HONORED^"-"fl  Las. Wednesday evening a 8 >cial was giv ,-^ljl  en in the Presbyterian   Chir.ch ii lienor ofV;v,n  Mr. Charles   E^an .   More  than a hundred   '   f  * ..." -��������� -* -" - 1^-' \  weie present, testifying the esteem in which   ' -,;  he is held in thss c unmimity. A pro jram was    '.'Vj,  improvised, social games oocupyiug th������e������r- ,.'wj.  ly, part of the evening.    Then' followed.ro-^vK''  freshment-j, iu which  the   ladies   sustained.*������.������,!*.!  most creditably their reputation as hostess-   ', V  e^; after which songs, aud  recitations were*,"/   ,  rendered and speeches undo.   '"Messers" Ras-'. '* $  J sell, McDonald, Mitchell. McFalln and dalir',7  paid tribute t"< the sterling  v orth a'-jd chars;-; *rj  acrei of   h.-guest ot   di.*   <.-v.'a>"u.v ''VJiM-.tto^'^"*!  eclm ������ fo>v of   "he    thMighu..':' ' A-s, a'^neVd'Vf^l  '**^"t *J \      *' fct    '    ������������������    v",1*|flj  tne-.* by   ime a;-il  cir'j[Kn-,r,ri!x!c:.-   li&,.vv..a������'i.j'T'rfi  _ '       -   .-'   -    '-   ������������������ ��������� ���������Tj'v-*7*^'1  u-ue uokf, -teven times tried' it. vihci-fii!vi\'c6*"-'?;fL  Aria mah vm ng u-i there.aro .lifinv.VA-ho "jiia"4 ^.-j, |  --  "    "      . x.   '"it.-.- "!���������   ,')".-".���������"t-I---'-*'.'-"���������,--.vVi% 1  1ia.1n.hi8  cfttv.iUx.--  ic.so :?.r,v<Tfl  'Uoint to a b'-jruis"--.  ������������������"- ' on';    r n..cA\,-jcJ.i i.rfa con".  ��������� 1  i������'titi'efi:^-nt:{ ho -s f  -.IxJJtC  U'eriti .'it, . (I  above l,'"o m-iny. Ten years fr.ito ri'>w,J Hid  in . 1 prob'bi ������ty itaxrh sooner, hia n;. n- fi'iii,;.'  l>. a hows (a/Id v.o������d ai :>.a iuv-n"or "horn*  w<-  .i!l ! o i-'nu . t,i t, ,vz >vm! us*    ir ;������iea?.  T  a-���������! ''Ownsuiau. 10 v-ie"iy >.e !.a, *. .tt-.n  some tn'ngs tha, v ill *><>������ l)������ h-.",. , A--i  Christian we ull know him���������e-frao rtai������.  Italic. re..dy always to iv������ a reason for i.he  I utii that was in him. He iias a healthy  to.iic to many uf us. To siy we re .to this  d>'}'.-������r"ure is an alrogt'f.ber '.iirfdequ-i-e ox-  pret>ci"n. Wo io k fcr-A'ard to a future "-";<>r  him which his pasl ai-.c. prceens ocoure us  will be bright,      -  _.  ,_  . ,j  Hall.  9.Vt  ,- -J  .--  i  ���������  \  ��������� A  -,x   .  ,-  f  '"if  Grant in The Canadian Magazine.  The Klondike is the leading theme' in  the Februiry Canadian Magazine which  only reached us by  the last mail.    There  are plenty of other   good   article   in the-  number   but   this   number   will   attract  attention here   chiefly   for its  illustrated  article on the golden  region.    So many  of  our   people    are ' going   there   that  anything reliable   about   that   section is'  largely read.    And  then   the features of  our fellow  townsman  Mr.   R.   Grant are  plainly   discernable among a group   of  millionaires caught by the* photographer.  That he will   reach   the   promise of the '  picture is the wish of all our readers.  BIRTH  Bates.���������At Cumberland Feb.l7th to Mrs.  Bates, a daughter.  Gi-Eive.���������At Cumberland Fob. , ^9fch  to  M'.*anri Mrs. George Gr*ive, a daughter.    ,  Highest Honors���������World's Fair,  Qoli MedaJI,'Mid-.���������/inter Fair.   ��������� ���������  A Pure flrapo Cream of Tartar Powder.  <. 0 YEAItS THE STANDARD*. *-\  \  W   - X  ; /  ' Subscribers who do not receive their paper reg  (daily will please notify us at once.  *>"'  Apply at the office for advertising rates.  THE .NWS.  UNION, B. C.  The Week's Commercial  Summary.  The world's' supply of wheat  increased  ,'    4,813,000 bushels last week.  "The stock of wheat in   Toronto  is 51.-  642   bushels   as   cornparsd   with 38,577  "��������� bushels last week and 237,973   bushels a  - year ago..  ' The earnings of Canadian Pacific for  the weok ended October 1 were ������619,000,  or an increase of ������135,000, as compared  ���������with the corresponding week of last year.  Trade in wholesale departments at  Toronto has been fairly active during the  week.' In dry goods, however, business  lB'retarded by the mild weather. Prices  , of the leading staples aro firm, woolen  goods especially.  The provision mnrkets are weaker.    In  Liverpool and Chicago there has   been  a  good deal of selling,    especially   of lard.  In- Toronto   dressed   hogs   are SO for the  best, and   live   hogs   lower   at   4 3-8 to  '4>������c per pound for the best.  ,   < 'Wheat, is   moving   freely   at1 Ontario  '  points and prices   are higher.    Red winter   brings    82   to   82}-������o   high freights,  white wheat 78 to   79c,  'and    spring 7Sc  for No 2 east.    No   1    Manitoba  hard is  nominal   at   $1.'03   to    SI.04,      Toronto  ' freight.'  ,, * The ' visihle   supply,   of   wheat in the  - United" States   and     Canada   increased  . 99,000 bushels last   week,   and  the total  is now 24,629.000 bushels as against  7,285.000 bu-shels a year ago. The  amount afloat to, Europe increased 800,-  000 bushels last week, and the total is  26,800,000 bushels as against 31,120,000  bushels a year ago. , Combined the total  is 51,429,000 bushels as against 88,405,-  000 bushels a year ago  a decrease of 36,-  ��������� 976,000 bushels.  Business   at    Montreal   is    barely   as  active as a week or two, ago,    but is de-  ' cidedly   better   than   a   year   go at this  time, while   as   regards   collections   the  reports from   all lines of   trade   are of a  very favorable character, and   the   situa-  ,  tion in this respect is incomparably ahead  ,  ot last   fall.    Failures, too, are few, and  comparatively insignificant in character.  The wheat   harvest   of   1897   is being  marketed more   rapidly   than    is usual.  '��������� Whe farmers of Manitoba,, in the absence of farm granaries, have not the  same opportunities of holding grain that  ' the Ontario farmers possess,nor are their  energies taxed in the same way with  .root crops and fall sowing in the early  autumn. As a rule early in offering  their grain to the merchants, with exceptionally favorable harvest weather  and the attractions of high  prices, farm-  - ers of Manitoba and the Territories have  this year exceeded their past records in  this connection. It is estimated that  about one-third of tlie   Manitoba   wheat  -crop of 1897 has already been marketed.  Between 3,500,000 and 4,000,000 bushels  of wheat are stored in interior elevators  at various country points, nearly 1,250,-  000 bushels... are ,.in, the Fort William  elevators, and an equal quantity has  been shipped east from' that port since  the movement of new grain began, making a total' of about 6,000,000 bushels  that have been marketed by the   western  ��������� farmers. The shipments to the Fort William elevators are averaging about 100,-  000 bushels a day. The. wheat crop of  Ontario is coming from primary hands  more slowly:: niorchants estimate that;  deliveries ro date amount to between ]ij  and 20 per cent, of the totiil yield. The  quality of the first offerings was very  inferior, and was a disappointment to  merchants. .But later .offerings have  6hown a steady improvement. From the  other Provinces, reports are received that  wheat crop deliveries are in excess of the  usual quantity offered at this season of  the year.���������Monetary Times;  A CITY OF STREET CARS.  Its  . Minard's- Liniment Cures LaGrippe.  .  Mr. T. J.' Humes, Columbus, Ohio,  writes: "I have been afflicted for some  time with Kidney and Liver Complaint,  and find Parmelee's Pills the best medicine for these diseases. These Pills do  not, cause pain or griping, and should be  used when a cathartic is required. They  are Gelatine Coated, and rolled, in the  Flour ot* Licorice to preserve there purity,  and give them a pleasant agreeable taste.  ' "N.i Reward OfltVretl.  * "What no you mean by   'Virtue   is its  ���������l       own reward?' "  "I suppose   they   mean    that   it is no  J       use advertising when it is lost."  It may be only a trifling cold,  but neglect it and it will fasten its fangs in your  ���������-     Mungs.-and'you will soon be carried  to an  v^i. untimely grave.    In this country we have  :       sudden changes and must expect to have  coughs and.icolds.   We cannot avoid them,  but we can effect a cure by using Bickle's  |      ;Aii^i-Consumptive   Syrup,   the   medicine  >,..,, that hasnever .been, known to fail in  cur-  ^'^g cbu:ghsV, colds, bronchitis, and  all af-  ; 'V.Vvfectipn's of the throat, lungs and chest.  Wi^-JablS Frost will nip the'yellow fever."  ^H-H'Yes; and the Klondike fever, too."  The^relative size of the earth as compared with the sun is, approximately,  that Of a grain of sand to an orange.  '���������; The 'Christian. Endeavorers of Alameda  County, Gal., have started a crusade  aga nst the riding of bicycles on Sunday.  .:;,''The -Australian- federation convention  has decided that the federal senate shall  have no power to amend money bills.  Carville,   on   the   Pacific   Coast,   and  Domiciles of Abandoned "Veliiules. .  The idea of converting an abandoned  street car into a domicile is strictly Cal-  ifoinian���������as original as the houseboat  Uixj of Belvedere bay or the slave traffic  "oi Chinatown. When you think of it,  thero is no reason why some such use  should not be made of those obsolete  vehicles, with their, glazed sides and  varnished panels. Yet there is nothing  about the style of, them as they were  borne through the streets in other aud  older days to suggest this ultimate purpose of their being. Who, though, sees  his old clothes in the white paper of  tho morning journal, or mere coal in  the gas. flame which illuminates bis  dining room? Of the availability of a  street car for living purpose there maybe a question, but of the adaptability of  the structure there is no doubt���������not, at  least, after a visit to Carville. Carville  is on the verge of the Pacific ocean and  on the northwestern edge' of Golden  Gate park. It is founded on the sand  dunes, and its residents are free of the  sea breezes and the sunsets. Before them  the park stretches out its vistas of dark  green, around them are tawny sand  dunes���������a veritable Sahara billowing  away to the hills. To the west the Pacific stretches inimitably its bright  wastes of blue waters; an admirable  site , surely���������a seaside resort within a  stone's throw of San Francisco.  Carville and its cars belong to Adolph  ^atro. You may occupy a car there,  lease it even at the rate of $5 per month.  You may convert it to domestic purposes, furnish it elaborately, but you  cannot purchase it or its site for love or  money. The location, thinks Mr. Sutro,  who is a man of much foresight, has a  future. What other great city has a  seaside resort at its doors, he wants to  know. Herq is a London with its Brighton in the suburbs, a New York with  a Narragansett Pier on its water front.  Why, it will bo worth millions yet.  The plutocrat of tbe twentieth century-  will have his villa here rather than on  Pacific Heights or at1 Burlingame. Indeed, Mr. Sutro. who had the imagination to build the biggest and ugliest  baths in" America and a Cliff House  that looks like a fortified drygoods box,  has but to close his eyes and sec a vision of pale pink palaces embowered in  verdure along the boulevard stretching  over the sand dunes to the gum trees in  the distance., and all paying tribute to  his foresight. This is the ocean beach  according to Sutro.  W. 1VI. Coward's  domicile  is a summer villa���������the swell show place of Carville. It is hung with portieres, equipped  with a dining table, a tiny kitchen and  all  the other  domestic  attributes.    Its  outfit   of furniture'and trappings  cost  $150,   and  really   the  impression  you  have of the interior is quite sumptuous  It  might   be a Pullman car, or a cozy  corner   in  a   plutocrat's, mansion,    > *  something equally 'luxurious,'if'you can  think  of  it.    Here  cometh  the owner  every Sunday armed with the materials  for-the'Sabbath dinner, and  he and his  xuniily enjoy the ozone and the freedom  of beach, park and sand  dunes.    If  he  chooses, he may  live  there  the week  through, as  Captain Dailey does!-'  The  captain is  a gentleman of  prominence  and echication, who found himself a fe"-  years back broken in health and  out o1  pocket.  There was a bit of a hut set out  on the edge of  the ocean which  he obtained leave to   occupy, believing   that  the fresh, free air of the Pacific was endowed with healing   virtues which  the  atmosphere of  the city  proper did  not  possess.    An invalid  veritably, though  young  in  spirit, he made   the hut his  domicile, and ever since  he  has' waxed  strong   and  hearty,   regained   his   lost  health and secured a new lease of  life.  The little cabin   has   been  transform, .;cl  into a quaint residence ornamented with  the  spoils  of  the sea.    Behind  it  are  stacked up timbers and shells and cocoa-  nut husks and   innumerable  other articles of  flotsam and  jetsam.    A   dining  room has been scooped out of the sands  and  around   the   walls   grow  flowers.  But it is the collection  of   bottles  you  will look at with the   deepest interest.  Such   an   array of   bottles  standing   in  every corner aud   brasure of   the establishment, every one of them -picked'up  by the   captain   in   his morning   tramp  along   the  great,   broad   beach,   which  curves in shining reaches away to Lake  Merced!   He will tell you of the charm  of  life on the ocean   shore  and   assure  you that the sea fogs have their abiding  place not on the water's edge, but amid  the chimney pots of   the city.    He will  descant to you of  renewed vitality and  buoyancy of spirits gained from the sea  breeze.���������San Francisco Wave.  people is to supply them with luxuries  beyond what their systems have grown  accustomed to. The old man, who was  well into the nineties, had every promise of becoming a centenarian, when he  was unfortunately discovered in connection with the jubilee festivities, and, as  the oldest1 inhabitant, was given the  place of honor at the local festivities and  was to be provided with the usual  "comforts for his declining years" for  the future, as he was in very needy circumstances. He has responded promptly by dying. ���������Westminster Gazette.  Minard's Liniment is the best.  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Toronto Type Foundry Co., Ltd.,  TORONTO.  1  ���������1  M  1S  1  ���������\st  ���������0 '   I  ^!T^yS^r������n^^a.^vr.|ii.-M^������ry^iix������M^^J������.,.l^rmT,������y-.,  ii  'Ml  AN   EAST  INDIAN   HEROINE.  Tender and Brave Was   the  Bright Eyed  ���������   "Little Girl.  Once in awhile the dullness and heaviness of official reports are varied by stories which have something of human  interest' and which give one a better  , opinion of the human race. In a recent  leader the London Daily News gave an  incident of tho plague which occurred  in India 20 years ago, Danuli, the little  heroine, having been immortalized in  ' the pages of a no less important record  than the sacred bluo book. The News  says:  The  blue book just issued on tho Indian plaguo shows that the government;  of Bombay was  more  judicious   than  ' tho government of  India  in consulting  I  the religious and social  instinct of   the  natives.    It  was Lord  Sandhurst, and  . no't Lord  Elgin who  insisted upon the  danger of  producing "a calamity more  serious and  more widespread  than the  yery.terrible  ono  that  has now to  be  ���������dealt'with."   A story in the blue book  illustrating the nature  of  the plague  has no connection with the present epidemic, but was worth rescuing from a,  , record  of  20 years  ago  to revivo the  memory of  a heroic child,'r as well as to  .give a vivid impression' of  the horrors  , of the pestilence.  The tale can never be  "read without sympathy and admiration.  ' A native, an Ashotman, fell  ill of  the  .plague and died.   His wife nursed him  :.and buried him.  A week after his dea.h she died, but-  there was no  one  to  bury hor.   (There  were' five children, of  whom four were  : boys, and one was a girl. They fled to.a  'neighboring'hut, where  the  eldest,   a  boy of   14, provided food for the rest.  They b0}% feeling ill, went   back to the  house where his mother's body was and  ' died thero  alone..   Next  to him in age  - was a girl of 9.  ��������� ������������������   This girl,-Danuli by name, was  one  v of- ^tho most  marvelous  little heroines  ...that ever lived.   She worked for the re-  . maining children aiido fed  them  until  first her brother of 7 and then the baby,  "aged 1 year G months, perished of  this  ��������� terrible disease.   The body of the elder  ,. boy'was carried away in the night  by  .. jackals, but  she buried the baby, *' putting -t"he body in a basket and digging a  trench for it with a pick. "  'One  brother was left.    She cooked  1 rice for herself and him every day.   She  led  him  down  to  the stream to drink  ��������� and slept with her arms around him ev-  . erj-. night.    No native would como near  .. them, and so they lived until tho British  inspector found them.    They were  "washed, their clothing was burned, and  they were reclothed and handed over to  their ' grandfather.    The horrors of  the  plague cannot be  exaggerated, but this  bright  eyed  little girl and the brother  she saved are a  touching, episode in the  grim history of Indian epidemics.  A Enowinc Horge.  It is on record that during the building of the "Waterloo bridgefta horse called Jack was employed to draw stone  trucks.along a tramway. Near at hand  was a beershop used by carters and  navvies. Jack's driver, named Tom,  -was an honest fellow and very kind to  Jack- but too" fond of spending more  time-than he ought at, the beershop.  Jack," though a restive animal, got accustomed to Tom's habits and waited  patiently till an overlooker started him  into activity.  ' On -one occasion, the superintendent  being..away. Tom took so long a spell  at the ale thafe Jack grew tired, and, the  trace fastenings being long enough, he  put his head inside the beerhouse door,  and, seizing the astonished Tom by the  collar with his teeth, dragged him out  to liis duty at the truck.���������London Telegraph.  Tho Musical Strausses.  Brahms, wrote on Mme. Strauss' fan  a few bars of the "Blue Danube," adding, "Not by Brahms, I regret to say,"  and Felix' Motti, the great Wagnerian  conductor, says, "I prefer a Strauss  waltz to a thousand of the erudite estimable works of our modern classicists,  because music is an art which, for me,  must appeal to the feelings.'' There are  four Strausses���������Johann, a Viennese  composer, who wrote many good waltzes  and who died in 1849, and his three  bods, Edouard, Johann and Josef. The  latter composed waltzes and an operetta,  and died in Russia, where he'was much  loved; -Edouard is a composer and conductor of the famous Strauss orchestra  in Yienna, which he brorght to America in lt!)0, but Johann is the famous  "\valfV. king."   Ko visited this country  A  DARING GOORKAH.  An Anecdote Illustrating the Bravery of a  "Native  Soldier.  An anecdote illustrative of the devoted  gallantry of the native soldier has been  told recently by an English writer who  was an eye-witness of the deed, says the  Boston Journal. In an expedition against  a troublesome tribe of native hill robbers  a little party of the guides,twenty-five in  number, had seized a stockade, but the  enemy was too strong in force to render  it wise to leave the shelter and make an  attack. They would have been shot down  to a man if they had* ventured on a sortie. Then it was that a young Goorkha  stepped forward, and, saluting the British  officer, said: "Sir, we mustn't stop here,  all day. I will jump on top of the parapet, and the enemy will fire at me, and  then we shall be able to rush on them  before them   cp,n reload."  So saying, he sprang upon the parapet,  waved his sword, and' in a loud voice  hurled every epithet of insult and disdain that his copious vocabulary could  supply upon the enemy. In an instant  bullets by the score were whistling  around him, but, strange to say, he was  not touched by one of them. Then, when  every musket was emptied, shouting,  "Now sir, come on!" he loaped from the-  parapet, followed by the British officer  and his comrades, and the enemy was  driven headlong.  SHAVING MUGS.  VERSE FROM A VAULT  NEW    DEPARTURE   BY    THE    EDITOR  OF'THE   BILLVILLE' BANNER. '  Queer Advertising- "Feature of "London "East  Endliarbor Shops.  An interesting feature of the London  East End barber shops -is the rack of  pigeon-holes filled with shaving mugs,  each bearing, usually in German text,  the name of the owner. The shaving  mug is evidently esteemed a valuable  advertising medium, for many a mug  bears, in. addition to the owner's name,  some emblem of his business. The undertaker puts on his mug the picture of a  richly appointed hearse, with all tne  proper trappings of woe. The butcher  decorates his mug with shoulders of mutton, pigs' heads and linked sausages.  The dentist .displays the traditional  double row of annoyingly perfect teeth.  The fireman's mug bears the illuminated  picture of a fire engine.  Vain and handsome men adorn their  cups with photographs of themselves.  Others place beneath their names some  inscription���������a sentiment from -the poets,  or an old German rhyme of good cheer.  A child's photograph occasionally appears on a shaving mug, and now and'  then a coat; of arms is emblazoned above  the owner's nanio, for coats of arms are  as abundant in the East End as elsewhere  in London. Sometimes it is a national  coat of arms, German, Austrian, Swiss  or Italian, displayed in o honor of the  deserted fatherland.  "World's Ivory Depot.  The city of An vers, in Belgium, is a  great deport for African ivory. The  November salo, the fourth of this year,  assembled tusks weighing about 123,200  pounds. Among them was ono remarkable pair weighing about 330 pounds. In  assorting tusks, those are considered the  choicest which permit of the making of  billiard balls from the largest part of the  tusk. Among the tusks most sought for,  which must weigh from about 40 to 155  pounds, the most esteemed are the class  called by the English "bangles," which  are sound, round and glossy, and serve  the natives for rings and bracelets for  arms, and ankles.  Started but five years ago,, the ivory  business of Arivers is now the most important in the world. The sale for 1895  amounted to nearly 600,000 pounds, of  which over 455,061 pounds came from the  Congo Frpi- State. Some days before the  sale at _v.nvers the periodical collection  is shown to interested dealers. Most of  this'ivory, comes, as above stated, from  the Belgian Congo, though large quantities are shipped from there that Emin  Pasha and Lupton Bey had gathered in  the Soudan.  The average annual consumption of  ivory from 1889 to 1893 was not far  from 1,500 ^JbO pounds, of which America  took nearly 200,000. At Anvers, the  world's ivory market, the product is  worth about $1.65 a pound.  Is the elephant being exterminated?  Yes. Is nothing being done to preserve  it? Yes, in the Congo at least. By  official decree it is forbidden to hunt the  elephant outside certain prescribed seasons. This prohibition is addressed to  the native chiefs of European districts.  Moreover, these chiefs and their deputies  alone have the right to hunt the elephant, and, besides, each chief must pay  a t&x equivalent to half the ivory taken  by him or his people. Furthermore, it is  discussed whether, in the Congo country,  there should not be established some elephant farms to perpetuate the elephant  in tho same way the English are fostering the ostrich in Egypt.���������Paris L'lllus-  tration.  in 1ST:  1.1 th. Ilorer's Lemon Sandwiches.  Lemon, sandwiches^are- made by scenting both the bread and the.butter. Trim  the crust from a loaf of'*'fr.esh bread.  Put it into a .large butter'pot or soup  tureen and surround it with lemon peel.  Take a sufficient quantity of butter,  about half a pound, cover it over with  graced lkmoh, wrap in wax paper, put  it also in th.e tureen and allow it to remain over night. "When you are making the sandwiches, rub the butter down  ���������Dnijil a little; soft, Add gradually the  juice of one lemon and four tablespoon-  fuhs..of .finely chopped parsley. Spread  it on'the br&tdj* put two/slices'. together  ������nd.cut'into" the desirgd 'shape*;- rJtT.  Irreparable Loss.  Great   workers,   great   thinkers, great  teachers   are   men    who are ever on  the  ascendant -scale,     accumulating    richer  stores of   truest   wealth   in every form,  and know how best to use the product so  eminently their own.  They die, and here  and there some hints arrest the eye.   The  things they worked, the manner of their  work may   be subjects of deepest   study;  but the hidden   forces   that   made   suoh  persons conspicuous are gone. No greater  mystery, no deeper darkness confronts us  than   the   question    why   men   of   suoh  character,    knowledge,    faculty   and impressibility   live   just   long   enough   to  demonstrate their ability for best    work,  and then are called from labor to reward.  For them, eternal gain; for   us, irreparable loss.  To Mend Rubber Hose.  Cut tbe hose apart where defective,  force the ends over a piece of iron pipe  ten inches long and wrap with well  waxed twine.  Panic was originally a fright induced  by accidentally having seen the god  Pan, who was very terrible of aspect.  Being: Short of "News He Prints a Few of  the Epitaphs Scattered Around His  New Sanctum���������"Many of Them Point a  Moral "For His Subscribers.  For ten years we have been endeavoring to purchase a lot whereon to erect a  building for the Billville Banner, but  astil recently, when prosperity struck  us and took up its abode in our midst,  we were unable to do so. Yesterday the  old cemetery was sold at auction, and  we bid it in for $7. We are now moving The Banner into one of the most  commodious vaults it contains, and wo  are as cheerful as we can bo under tho  circumstances. Wo don't believe in  ghosts. Many of the dead in the confines of our new purchase were ancient  bill collectors, and they got so tired  running after us that they wero glad to  rest, and we feel that they need all the  rest they can get.  As news items were short this week,  we contented ourselves with copying a  few of the many epitaph's scattered  around us. It's true they are now in the  class with the dead matter, but we still  think our readers, will be interested iu  them. Most of our readers are deadheads anyhow, so they won't take,this  graveyard departure   amiss.    So - here  goes:  ',  A BRIGHT FUTURE..  Beneath this plain pino "board is lying  The body of Joshua Hight.  "Cheer up, ". the parson told him, dying;  "Your future's very bright."  Slowly the sick man raised his head,-  His weeping friends amazing.  "Purson, it's most too bright," he said*  "For I can see it blazing!"  THE SHREWD' LAWYER.  His Questions Seemed   Irrelevant, but He  Knew What He Was About.  When the time came for cross examining the j>rosecuting witness, the defendant's attorney got up'' and. push-  j ing all the weights' legal volumes that  had so far figured in the case to onw  side, said in a pleasant conversational  1 tone:      , ' ���������  "You ride a bicycle, I believe, "Mr.  Brown?"  "Why, yes," admitted the prosecuting witness, somewhat surprised at the  question. "I have been riding tho bicycle for the last three years.''  "I am told, " continued the lawyer,  "that you own one of the finest wheels  in the city.''  "There is not a better wheel in the  , entire    state,''    replied    the   witness  promptly and with emphasis.  The attorneys for the prosecution  were satisfied that there was trouble  ahead for them, but they couldn't quitc-  make out what it was, and consequently could only object-on general principles.  "The questions are irrelevant," they  protested. '' What has riding a bicycle to  do with a case of. assault and battei-y  growing out of a fight over the location  of a picket fence?"  But the judge held that the lawyer  was entitled to cross examine in hi,  own way, at least until it was-pos ibl -  to see to what the questions tended.  "I understand, " said the attorney, resuming his cross examination,, "thai  you aro considered a pretty good rider?? '  "Eighteen  centuries  to my credit,  answered  the-witness, "and the record  from Pullman to Hyde park. "  .   "You  have  been  able, so   they tell  me, to spurt away from six bicycle policemen on the boulevards'. "  -  A  DUBLIN   GHOST.  Mr. Popcork: V "Late, m*  dear? 'Mposh'ble! Made a  bee lin������'f (hie) ;'f home, 'pon  -jlE'S   HAPPY   NOW.  Samuel William Jenkins Stone  To glory went a-hummiri.  He took hold of life's telephone  Andhollered, "I'ni a-comin!"  Hi* "B" lia������ lor Jm  ON WILLIAM  BLIMM.  Beneath this stone in sleep profound  Lies Major William Blimm. ''  He put five wives beneath the ground,  But the sixth one buried him.  She would not call him back again,  Being of strong endurance.       :  He left this weary world of pain  And also some insurance.  - ''   .    ���������New Jork Journal.  "Eight,'' corrected the witness proudly. "No less than eight have tried to  catch me at various times, but there  wasn't a one of them, in my class."  "I think that is all," said the lawyer, quietly resuming his seat.  But he had made his point. Well he  knew that a "scorcher" would stand no  show with a jury of horsemen and pedestrians and that consequently the case  was.as good as won.���������Chicago Post.  "Not So Black as He's Painted."  A DOUBLE  STANDARD MAN.  For thirteen years a Democrat  As solid as could be,  And all the time for silver���������  Sixteen to one and free 1  He ran for office, but his wrath /  On folks ho never wreaked.  He'll never walk those golden streets  Unless they're silver streaked.  TROUBLE IN STOKE'FOB HIM.  Here Spottswood Jones is lying dead.  On earth he was a teacher.  "I'll meet three wives in heaven," he said.  "Lord-help you!" said the preacher.  ON  A  FERTILIZER AGENT.  Six feet beneath  This funeral wreath  Is laid upon the shelf  One Jerry Jones,  Who dealt in bones,  And now he's bones himself.  ON  HER FIRST  HUSBAND.  Bleep, my husband, sleep away.  On another I may lean,  But I'll make him���������every day-  Hoe your grave and keep it green.  A LIFE OFFICEHOLDER.  He's left th'? world of pain and strife  And readied tho other side.  He held an office all his life,  Resigning when he died.  Weird Stors' Which the Society for Fsych-  , ical Research Migflit Investigate.  A Dublin correspondent gives   the following ghost story.  The attention of the  Psychical Research   Society   "might   well  be directed, he says,   to   this :clty at the  present time: "A   lady,    well- known in  Dublin-society,   the   wife   of one  of the  leading   members" in    the "* choir   in St.  Patrick's Cathedral, who  is  ja   constant "  attendant at the" services,    perceived    in  one of the stalls   the   dim    outlines of a j  man's form,   gradually    becoming  more  distinct, in a sitting posture.      The   face  and form were at once recognized by her  as those of   one   of" the   clergy   of   the  cathedral who was greatly   beloved   and  respected,, and .whose death  plunged   the  Protestant   community  .of   Djublin  into  mourning four   years   ago.     The   lady's  experience, of the reality, of which she is  quite convinced,   might   perhaps   be attributed to an optical   illusion,   or to an  unaccountable freak of the   imagination,   .  were it. not  .that   the appearance, of tha  dead dignitary   has   presented' itself'on'  several occasions to members of the ''staff ^-  of the cathedral. These appearances have  been chiefly seen in the Lady-  Chapel of  the cathedral, where   special- service,   in* .  which he - took the keenest delight, were  ' held by' this   clergyman   for ' the poor of,,  tho surrounding neighborhood.    He   was*1-  an enthusiastic   lover   of    St. Patrick's/  and his residence for some years adjoined'  the cathedral.    He   was   accustomed  .to,-  play the organ in the   cathedral' "late 'aft  night by himself, and to ascend the tower'-  for the purpose   of   taking, astronomical    <  observations.    ���������- '  "The interest created in these   appari- \  tions,"   says the   correspondent, leading  up to another ghost story, "is intensified  by the   circumstances   that,   the   gentle-. _  man whose spirit is supposed-'to be   seen ( -  was   himself   a   convinced    Ijeliever    in  ������  supernatural appearances. He resided for  the last years of his life   in a* suburb of.  Dublin, and changed   his   residence,   an  ancient building hear the cathedral,   ow-'  ing to   his    belief   that,, noises heard by    ,  every member of the household,   himself .. '  included, the cause of which ' he   sought'  ,  in    vain    to   discover,    were - distinctly^  supernatural.    These noises, which were^  heard, as a rule, on quiet   nights, resem-'  bled the sounds of a person,  walking   in���������  slippers and shunTing his'feet 'along  the  floor.  They proceeded'fijom a room in an  upper part   of   the   house.     The   noises  instantly ceased   when   any   one entered  the room   and   commenced   immediately  upon   his   departure.    This   room forms ���������  part of a public library.     The���������late digni-o  tary's .first - knowledge   of   the mystery   -  surrounding the   house   came   when, on  returning home "at   night,"'^ he found   his  household had not retired  ..but   were all  ��������� up, in the   greatest   excitement, _ in   the  belief that some one had been locked into *���������"  the library." .        ' ,. ^   '  v   ',  How Two Girls I\Iade."M"oney.  ,  /    .  ' "A country girl who is determined   to  go to Paris to study art is "laying -aside,  for   this   purpose,    each   dollar, she has  earned,"   writes   Ruth   Ashmore   in an  article on ;"The Girl in' tha Country," in   .  the Ladies' Home Journal.    "She found    '  that there was no'one else in the village  who   could: make , ag   good   'bread   and  biscuit as she; that   those   who, had   to<  buy complained   of   the   baker^s   bread.  She made no effort at sending her   bread  to a Woman's   Exchange,   as   she knew  that such places were always overstocked,  but she-went through her own   town���������a  very small   one���������and   asked"  for orders.  She is making-money because there   has  never been a sad loaf of bread or a heavy  biscuit sent out from her   kitchen.    She  will supply a neighbor with hot  biscuits  at tea time, and she has learned to make  dainty rusk, especially for  invalids, who  enjoy these   light,   sweet   dainties.   H������r  .  prices are reasonable.  "Another girl, ambitious to gain  something, got her father to let. her have  a bit of ground, and to give her the  money that he would otherwise have  bestowed upon her for a wedding-dress.  with this she was able to buy plants and  to hire a boy to help her; and daring the  summer, while the boarding-houses round  demanded them, she served the freshest  of radishes, the crispest of, lettuce, the  earliest corn, and the largest tomatoes;  and she says now that she thinks she  will double the size of her garden next  summer."  .1  golf  A Wifely Opinion.  "I watched my husband   playing  yesterday.". -  "Well, what did you think of him?"  "I   thought   if   he   had   to take that  much exercise   at   home   lor   me or the  children what a row ho would make."  ���������New York Times.  OK   MR.   ROBER.  Here, where the breeze the blossom shakos,  Lies Andrew Johnson Rober.  He saw the devil and great snakes.  "Moral���������Good folks, stay sober!  HIS LAST REQUEST.  Dying, he said, "Don't weep for me,  My darling wife���������please don't."  She looked as smiling as could be  And said, "You bet I won't I"  ON A PARTY WHO WAS LYNCHED.  They lynched him on an old oak tree  That blossoms on the slope,  And then they made his family  Settle the bill for rope.  ON AN UNHAPPY SPOUSE.  Sleep, my dearest, in the dust.  Death gives to hope its birth.  You're happy now, is what we trust.  You never were on earth.  The Bicyclist to His "Favorite "Wheel.  My bicycle,  my bicycle, that leanest meekly  by,  With thy chain and gear, and thy  crank so  queer and thy seat set up on high,  Fret not to  roam  the  city now with all thy  wondrous speed I  I may not mount on thee again���������thou'rt Bold,  my silent steed!  The  stranger hath thy handle bar. . He takes  thee from my porch.  I have his gold, but ne'er again. Ehall I npon  thee scorch!  I ne'er shall scorch again! Away! The fevered  drcuim is o'er. -.  I could not live a day and know that I ehall  wheel no more.  They tempted me, my bicycle, for hunger's  power is strong!  They tempted me,  my bicycle,  but I have  wheeled too long!  Who said that I had given thee up?  "Who said  that thou wast sold?  'Tis false, 'tis false, my bicycle!   I fling them  back their gold.  Thus, thus I leap upon thy back.   Let no one  dare to stop.  Away!   Who  overtakes mo now ia a pretty  speedy copl  ���������Tom Hall in New York Truth.  Onr Lives.  ...   Think of the brokenness,    the ���������'" incompleteness,    che littleness of these lives of  ours.    We   get   giiniDses    of    beauty   in.  character   which   we   are net able to attain.     We have longings   which   seem to  us too great ever to come true.  We dream  of things we ought   to do,   but when we  come to   work   them   out,   our clumsy  hands cannot put them into realizations.  We have   glimmerings   of' a love that ia  very rich and   tender,    without   trace of  selfishness,   without   envy   or   jealousy,  without   resentment.    We  .strive   to   be  sweet-spirited,     unselfish,      thoughtful,  but we must wet our pillow  wiStr   tears  at the close of our married (days because  we cannot be what we strive   to1 be.    So  it is in all our living.  Life is ever- something too large for us.    Yet   this incompleteness,   this   unsatisfactsoriness,    this  poor attainment,   finds its rea.liaat.ion in  the risen Christ.    His   is "the perfect life  and in Him we shall find fulhiess'af lifo.  ���������J. R. Miller. ...    .���������.-.  As the Storm Gathered;'  He���������My dear, I wish you w.ould remenv  ber���������er���������  She���������Well, remember what? !    ���������  He���������That originally woman was merely a side issue.���������Brooklyn Life.  A. Broad Hint.  Husband���������My friend hardly recognized  you today.  Wife���������That's strange, for I wore the  same hat you bought for me three years  ago.���������Fliegende Blatter.  <' iff k I  r-  f'l  X,'  31  '���������������  <W  *--|  n  8  mm THE I11KLY mm  Cumberland,   B. C.  lasuod   Every     onday  M. Whitney, Editor.  TERM9 OF SUBSCRIPTION.  OT   AOVA2TCE.  <Qtme Year   ..  Wx Wmtba.  9200  125  0 05  Interesting To Ail Being Te  Tlie Mail,  Special   Clondyke   Prospecting  Boats Made By The Acme Folding Boat  Co.  m  m 1MGEAIIS' BAH -0! HALIM,  Esijainiait ft Baaalmo.ly  1.ATBS OK ADVERTISING:   $12.������)   .-      2500  >������������������������������������������������������..��������������������������������������������� *W I***-'  10    20  i per rear   ..    ,.   mcntk ....,  eighth col   par year  fourth   ..  ,������������������k. .., line  sl������ooal cotloea/per, line  %& Jfbtices    of  Births,    Marriages    and  Deaths,  50 cents each insertion.  ito Alvertismen. inserted for less than  fo cents.'  Persons failing to get The News re-'  jfularl y should notify the Office.  Persons haying any business with TTlE  Mews will please call at the omce or  write.  TU2RDAY: FEB.   22nd, 189.3.  The policy of the Victoria Province:  ON LOAN COMPANIES  The Dominion Building and Loan Association expresses surprise   and   regret  that the Council h:is imposed'a license of  , ."$100 on loan societies, which it declares  ',, -.will not fall on the Association  but upon  .borrowers, thereby increasing  the rate of  interest to be paid by chem.    It is doubtful if we would not get  more  revenue by  reducing this license \rhich does  seem a  little steep.    We  have  wisely  made the  license for a bank very  lo������v,  and  as yet  ..  imposed nothing on   insurance  companies for the reason that  it would  increase  the cost of insurance.      *  ' Our new No 5 Acme or "Clondyke Special" is 1G feet long, 4 feet 4 inches wide, 17  inches deep at centre, ami 25 inches deep at  ends. With heavy canvas anil extra bracet  it weighs about 85 pounds. Folded, it,  forms a pert, ctly cylindrical or round package ,5 tet-.c lou>< aud 10 inches in diameter.  The No 4 Acme is 14 teet long, weighs*  about 65 pounds, forms a bundle 50 inches  long auc ten iuche* in diameter. It will  carry safely SuO tti 1.000 pound-*.  ���������  These tv-o boats w. recintieud especially  for Clondyke service. They hi.ve hei.u  adopted by the Northwest Mounted Polict-  of Canada. We have our third' order for  the Canadian Government, and a letter from  the Comptroller of N. W. M. Police, stating  t'.iat after a careful investigation, they had  .1 Hop ted Ihet-Acnie bo.it, aud asking us to  hold ourselves in readiness to supply more  of them.  Major Walsh, recently appointed Governor of Clondyke, took with him to Clondyke in  October, a No 4 Acme for his personal use.  Ottawa has been besieged by boat builders,  hut the government wanting the. best, gave  us their' orders unsolicited. Tho governments of United States, England, Canada  and other countric?, have adopted our boatt,  for naval aud various iuterior servicea.  The 21 foot boat will will not be manufactured, as the general opinion is smaller  boats will be more serviceable for prospecting, and can be well taken care of.   . "   <>  You may float down a river on a raft, lu-it  vou want a g<->od boat to prospect up th**-  screams. Take an Acme; get there quickly, and strike it.rich.  Sample'boat for examination and test al  the Corner st<*re in Green Block.  Catalogue containing information and  testimonials furnished on apphcaiion.  W. J. GURRY,  Agent "fob British Columbia,  , NANAIMO,  B. C.  ncorporaied 286g___  Capital paid up, 81.500,000      Eeserye fui lll.17S.000  Head Office, .Halifax,* N. S.  -vatjvrxzjnji n������wi  awa, P. S.I.,   Dorehe.������C3r,  3I-:.ANCPIES.  Antigoni-h, N.S., Bifchurat, N.B.,   Bridge.v^.er-, N.S., Ohartvt*et  N B, Fred'ricton, N.8., Gun Wo, N.S., Halifax, N si., Kingston, N.B., Lond'.tjderry,  N.S., Lunenbur--, N.S., Mairlann. N S., Monctou, N-B, iVlonlroil. P Q , NANAIMO,  B.C., Nelson, B.C , NmvcaHt'e, H B., Piotm, N-S , Port Hawkesbury, N.S., Ros.sl.nd,  B.O., Sickville, N.B.. Shubonac.--.die, N.S./'S"-. Johns, Nfld.,' .Sa.nmers.de, P.E.I,, Sydney,  N.S., Tru.-v>, N.S., Vancouver,'B.C., Weymouth, N.S., Vv'oodatod., N.B.  ^���������^^m^WMM  COMMENCING  TUESDAY   15th,   inst,  THE   STEAMER City   ov   Nanaimo  WILL RUN AS FOLLOWS:  WELLS, HYDRANTS, and WATER.  t There is a good deal of foolish talk  , about the city closing the wells. This  betrays ignorance or prejudice, and m  some cases, both. The matter came up  at the recent meeting of the Provincial  Board of Health at Victoria. No communication had passed between tbe city  and the Board of Health. I be minutes .ot  the Council show the subject had n.������t been  considered by it. Indeed, it is wholly  within the powers and responsibilities of  the Provincial authorities. Their action  was the same with reference to this place  as it has been with others where a system  of water has been introduced. The  incorporation of Cumberland had nothing  whatever to do with the matter.  We do not hesitate, however, to  applaud the Provincial Board of Health  for its action. The wells in a place of  this size ought to be closed. No doubt  but that in some cases it wotks a hardship  <and pethaps there were a very few cases  where the water was healthy; but some  wells had been productive of fevers, and  the-general good must always be consulted although it be at the expense of a few.  We trust the Water-Works Co., will  make tt as inexpensive as practicable to  make connections, and do not doubt it  will act fairly in the premises.  &!  ���������^gSSSJfiSl*'^  NOTICE   TO TAXPAYERS.  Assessment   Act  and Provincial  "Revenue Tax. ���������    ,  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in acoor  dance with the Statutes,' that Provincial  Revenue Tax and Taxes levied under Ahm-ss-  ment Act are now due for the year 1898.  All of the above named Taxes colleonbi.;  withiu the Comox, Nelson, Newcastle, Den  man, and Hornby Llands Division of the  District o Comox, are payable ac my olncil.  , Assessed Taxes are collectible at the following rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 30th, 1893���������  Provincial Revenue, $3.00 per capita.  Three-fifths  of one per cent on Real Property.  Two and one-half per cent on Wild Laud.  One-half   of   one  per.  cent  on   Per*on 1  Property.  One-half of one per cent on Income.  iFPAiDAFrER   June   30th,    1S9S���������Four-  fifths of one per cent on Real Property.  Three p������r cent ou Wild Liucl  Three-fourths of one per cent on Personal  Property.  '  Three-fourths of one per ceut on Income.  January, W. B. ANDERSON,  1898. Assessor aud Coliectm  CERTIFICATES of IMPROVEMENT  JULIE, JENNIE   B.   &   STELLA   MINERAL CLAIMS  Situate  in Nanaimo Mining Division of  Coast   District.   Where Located���������Phillips Arm.  TAKE NOTTICE that I, W. A. Bauer,  Free Miner's Certificate No. 91,667, intend,  sixty bays from the date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for-a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be. commenced before  th- issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 26th day < f January, 1898.  We notice the Water-Works Co., have  presentei  a  request to the City for it to  purchase the street hy.irants.    This is ������:i  important  matter and  should be  given  proper     consideration.     The  company'  cannot be expected te provide hydrants  for the  public  use  for  nothing; and ue  think  it best to  buy  the  hydrants;  but  when  doing  so  some  binding contract  should be made to protect the city.    For  the  privilege   which   has been  grante,!  (hem of laying their pipes in our streets,  they should   for this  year   and  for all  time be required to furnish the  w-iter fur  *  the street hydrants free, and also. provi i.:  water io flush gutters and sewers without  charge.    This   arrangement   should    bv  made in a way so as to be binding.    The  company we do not  doubt  will meet the  city in a fair spirit, and concede whatever  is reasonable.     Take over the hydrants,  but provide for water for public use,  MONEY WANTED.- Wanted to borrow  on n good ranch $800. Enquire for parfcicu  lara at The News 0"tfick. j  ENID MINERAL CLAIM  Situate in the Nanaimo Mining Division  or Coast District. Where Located������������������  Phillips arm  TAKE NOTICE that I, William A. Bauer,  Free Miner's Certificate No. 91,667, intend,  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder for a Certificate oi Im  paovements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of the above claim.  Aud further take notice th������,t action, under section 37,must be commenced befor.  the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements  Dated this 26fch day of January, 1898.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar,  rector.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening.  Epworth League meets at the close of  evening service. Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor.' 1/  ST.   GEORGE'S   PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services  at 11   a.m.  and  7 p.m.    Sunday   School   at  2:30.    Y. P. j  S. C. E.   rneet^ at   the   close   of evening  service.    Rev. W. C. Dodds, pastor.  NOTICE  All trade licences are now due aad bhould  he paid. Parties trading without licences  will be liable to th������ penalties prescribed by  statute and by-law.  "*���������=,  A.-*zys:^;zi&  -fi-asru  Oo-sa"n"Es*EsOKi"X3-E;"isr'rs.  LONDOIff,���������-The Bank of Scotland; PARIS,���������-Credit. Lyonr.a.a; BERMUDA.��������� B,*nk  of Bermuda; NEW YOBK.���������Chave National Bank; SAN FRAjSCISCO, ��������� Hongkong  ar:d Shaughai Banking Corporation; BOSTON, ���������N.uioo'il Hi(t������ *ui\ Leather Bank;  CHICAGO,���������Americau Exchange National Bank; CHINA and JAPAN, ���������tlongkong  and Shanghai Banking Corporation. "   O   Accounts received on the mo-t favorable terms. ,'  Interest allowed ou Special Deposits', and mi Savings Bank Accounts.  All business by mail will be promptly and carefully attended to.  ������ W. A. SPENCER,  Manage r. Nanaimo Branch.  iecXjoistdik:bj  o xj'reifits  You are going and you want to get the ri ht goods at lowest prices. We can fill th':u bill.. We Jou fitted nearly all  the men from .Union and Vicinity last season, atid our  .Stock to-day is Second to none in B. C  Remember we can give you prices you  cannot beat and save you from $10 to  $20.in expenses, !o other cities. Call and  get our prices. We carry everything  wanted in Clothing Blankets, Boots, and  Moccossins.' , -    '   - ,  R������T7fT"V"R31^rSO NT" j&7 OO.. ",    -        N*naimr, B   C  ������������������TCJHwaarejsi*^-'"^^  H  *i  :fe:  .4-*.  ilv(w fo'Gd-  litm to Go��������� What io Take:  Where to Outfit.   ���������  Foil ai'v.-c on these ' all-importanr ma.ters, and tor purchasing supplies of best  quality at lowest prices, with suitable packing for the journey, go to the Pioneer  Outfitters of British Columbia.  NHEIMER Bros,, Ld��������� Lby.  IMPORTERS, W II O L Ifr;S ALE   UK 0 C j-. R S, AND hi J N E I- fc*' OTTFIT T E11 S  lOO^anci 102 Poweli Street, Vancouver. 3: C  who have had 35 years experience in outfiuing miners and suivcying p.irties. The  mre li able information cheerfully afforded. Get our circular and qive us the  address of your friends to whom we will mail it free of clvirjje. REMEMBER  THAT GOODS PURCHASED IN CANADA ARE ADMITTED INTO THE  KLONDIKE FREE OF DUTY.     AMERICAN' GOODS MUST PAY DUTY  finre|ByiPaMM'*w,nJ***>M^  W.a OWEN, MASTER,  Gailing at Way Ports as Freight  and Passerure'-s may offer:  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo ,  Tuesday 7 a.m.  ''    Nanaimo (or Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  ' ���������    Comox for Nanaimo,  Friday 8 a.m.,  ' '    Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m.  FOB Freight or Staterooms apply on board, or at the' Company's  Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Store  Stroet.  Esquimalt & Nenamo  Railway Company. .  . -A"OTICK.   ���������  TO   PROSPECTORS,   Miners,   an J  Holders of Mineral Claims on   unoccupied land within'the Esquimau & Nanaime ,,.  Railway Company's ��������� Land   Grant���������FOR  -  ONE YEAR ONLY from the the date or  this,   notice,   the   Railway   Company' will.',  sell their rights to all Minerals, (excepting"  Coai and Iron) and the   Surface rights ol  Mineral Claims, at the   price of $5.00 pei  acre.    Such  sales   will De   subject   to all    ���������  other reservations  contained in .conveyances   from the    Company   prior to this   '  date.    One-half of the   purchase   money  to be   paid ten   days after   recording the  Claim with the government,  and a duplicate of tbe record to be filed in the Company's Land Office, Victoria, on payment  of the first   instalment.    The  balai.ee of  ibe   purchase    money   to be paid in t������o  equal instalments, at the expiration cf six  and,  twelve ��������� months, , without    interest.  Present   holders of Mineral Claims   wbc    ������������������  have not previously made other arrangements with the   Company  for   ������c<"}nLrir.^;  Surface and  Mineral rights,  areliei������b  notified   to at once   make the   first pay     *  ment on their  Claims, as  otherwise th������>  will be deemed and treated a< trespassers ���������*,  Lkonard H.'Solly,-.  Victoria, BC]    Land Commissionkp'  June  1,   1S97.J 239  -SAVE MONEY BY  BUYING YOUR OUTFIT AT-  Tents, Sleds, Tbbbgans, Sleeping Bags, Whip-saws, Gold Pans,  , Gold Scales, Shovels, Picks, Axes, Etc., Etc.      ,    V  Also  the Celebrated  ���������Y"XJK:oisr tded,iu������3.soo:ps    stote  - Made of Heavy Sheet Steel���������  TI^os. J)liw������������������&��������� Go., Ltd.  Write for Prices, VANCOUVER,  and information. B.C,  Hurher Miop  ..       m  -   AND  Balhini  Establishment  O. H. Fechner,  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent fop the Alliance Fire  Insurance CompanyofLon  rlon^^and the Phoenix of  Hartford.   Agent for the Provincial  Building and Loan Association or Toronto........  Union. B;C  j*. jRjf i^i:cXjEoi:  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  mrmmiH inrmrFfTTni iiMMiurm  ODHf  L.  P.  ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Pui.lic  Office:���������First      Street,     "Linen, L.  L  HARRISON.P.   MILLARD,  fjiYsrciAN,    Surgeon    and    accoucimuh.  Offiuub :  Willard J3lock, Ciumbkiijlan-d  Courtenay House, Courtenay.  Hour.-; or (..ontjiiluiliun:   LUMBKKhAND, 10 ������.0  12 a. m. 'Tuesdays and Fridays  Courtenay, 7 u> 9  A. M.  AND I'.' 31.  racta^iwixgu.'mjjMmw���������jhkcwikwnani ������������������ ii,nr",*-"">-"'~~"'"-'���������������������������*���������������������������������������������  YARWOOD   &.   YCUNG.  BARKLsTEicS and SOLICITOUS  I Earn  LivEpy  Mc-  COURTE1.AT  Directory.  OOTJBTENAT  HOUSE,    A.   H.  Cailum, Proprietor.  RIVERSIDE  HOTEL,   J. J.   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON",     Blacksmith and Carriage Maker.  Corner of Baatiou aud Commercial  S'-.ree'-s. jSTariiuinr), B. C.  Jiranch Ui-i-iUE, Third .Street .������ud Dunstnuir  Avc-DUe, B. C.  Will bs ia Uiiioti the 3rd  Woxkiusdi-y  of  each roooth and remain ton days.  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatrick,  Union, B.C.  x     also    x  Horseshoing and  GENERAL  Blacks m Uh Ing.  NO ITCE.  Driving through the new cemetery with I  te;tinn is strictly torbidden. ���������  Byoiuci. M.   Whitney  Deo. 13, 186.7. Sec'y pro tem  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. LTICAS, Proprietor, CQMOX  BAKERY, Comox, B. C.  .    ���������*���������   ���������   +\  THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR  |-f   ���������   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION;  'Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated.!  Indispensable to Mininb Men.  > THREE DOLLARS PEX YEAS. POSTPAID.  SAMPLE COPIES FREE.  MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  <220 Market ���������s"[vSanFranc^co^Cau  ���������    3|  0*    '  .'.Ii  J  4  ���������iii  'hi  m  1 /-'  rtiN^u^-wfi-ueW-Bs/f-^^  i^ttjsffiawg-iLjWBffiapfcwt  COMOX FARMERS' INSTITUTE.  of the   above  '���������(  *���������  y  ,'  ���������'*_.  ���������'���������?  x"  i'  1^  \V  Ti.e .'us-r.  regular  meeting  institute will be held at Courtenay on Wed-  ne (1-.;. 23 \ 'at'7:30 p.m.  ,     , PROGRAMME.  'Lecture on Co-operation  Air. J,A. Halliday to lead indiscussion  Lecture ,.D Feeding for Milk and Butter.  f   Mr. A. Urqubart to lead in discussion.  , Leoture on Fruit Culture.'   "Failure and  ( suggestions  for, Buucrtss,"  by  Mr. J. J. R.  Miller, Comox.  Mr. John Mundell to lead in discussion.  The names of Mpeu.i:era have not been  received fn������n th������ superintendent, but will  appear before th������ meeting, if received in  time. -  The directors extend a cordial invitation  tu .ill fche farmer-* and their wive-,, also to  all who may be interfdtvd in institute work  to att>:nd , and ma!.o' t!u������j the /.rat regular  meeting a MiceefcH.  CITY OF CUMBERLASTD   TRADES  LICENSE    BY-LAW.  ������%F-;i  City of Cumberland Dog Tax''By-law  1898.  A By law re'ating to  dogs,   and !.h  taxing- thereof.  i  , ,Be it cn'-cTx'-l b> the M iyor,  City  env  !oc|.">or.itioH uf  fcl'OW-.  hi  she  H-ui 'Ci'ui,":.!  i*  of  Caaib.-r-  of ch������- .  " lliud ������;<  1/ For rhi< pm-'ion euning on the 31 ft d*\  of {^'.-Mnjiif-r iyy8 -i. Six n-kV.iblo ou'or i-iffon-  i.u- f'r*.������ x'aj'.of Miiuh. J898 and thi������ieaf..-r  a !;.x dliull bis paid annually for .ach d>-u  *.n-* dollar, f/.r tauh bituh two dollar*, with-  1 )>< ������.'.��������������� 1-iiv.ri* .-f H,i> City of Cumberland by  the owner or keeper thereof to   'hi*  O'i-v  Clerk, for the use of the City, at his Offioe'  each annual tax to become due and payable  on the first day of January in each year,  and upon the owner or keeper' of such dog,  .or bitch neglecting or refusing  to pay  the  ��������� tax herein imposed within fifteen days' after  the same shall become due and payable he  shall be dealt with as provided by section  81 of the Municipal Clauses Act 1896, aud  subject to a fine not to exoeed five dollars.  , 2. The owner cf every dog or bitch in the  City shall cause such dog or bitch to wear a  leather, or metal collar, to which shall be  attached a tag, provided free of charge by  the.City for that purpose indicating in fig-  > ures the number corresponding to the number under which suoh dog or bitch is regis,  tered, and tha period or year for which such  tax is paid.  3. Every fierce, malicious, or dangerous  dog'or hi.oh known to be such by the owner  ��������� or k'tif'pK:, sh'aU'be kept niuzzled, and oh.iu-  ���������d by ilio owner or keeper, and not permitted  to go a* large under a penalty of five dollars.  f t  ���������i. This owner or keeper of a bitch shall  ������'���������>> s-'tfer i.uch bitch to go at larija .luring  tr.x s<rrt'< n <>f her being in heat under a penal:/ of tiv   dollars.  ."������ If nn>y dog or bitch shall, unprovoked,  bi a any ;���������- rsou, or attempt to bite any person, on co-.oplaint made beforo the Police Aln-  gutrate, or a Justice of the Peace, on oath,  an-i t!orrnl������orated in some material particular,  thi: owner or keeper shall diatroy such dog  or bitch, or remove such dog, or bitch iroui  th������ said City, and keep such dog or bitch  removed under penalty of ten dollars.  t>. Auy person in posseosion of any dog  or bitch who shall suffer such dog or bitch  to remain about his house, or premises,  shall lie deemed the owner of suoh dog or  bitch for all purposes of this by-law.  7. This by-law may be cited for all purposes as City of Cumberland Dog Tax Bylaw 1898.  Passed by the Municipal Council the 27 th,  day of January A. D. 1898.  Reconsidered and finally passed the 10th  day of February A. D. 1898.  Signed and sealed the 15th day of February,^. D.1898.  Lewis Mounce  Mayor.  L. W. Nunxs  City Clerk.  British. Columbia Chamber of Mines.  Tbe News has received a communication  from the Secretary of the above association,  defining its object, advantages to mining  men, and the province at large. It is proposed to establish a Chamber of Minos for  B.C., on lines similar to the Chambers now  existing in South Africa and West Australia.  Although not practicable for us to accept  invitation to the meeting for Feb. 15th, we  regard the' moveui.:U' .i wise onu a-.il .-,uxh  watch .t.hfl progress of this organization with  interest.  The Delineator.  The Delineator, called the Midwinter  number, aj^ain' juisMlius i*.-' reputation  If you cannot procure it here s:nd t-:  Delinaator Publishing Co., 33 Richmond  street west, Toronto, Ont. $1.00 per  year, or itjca copy.  If our readers have anv local news of in  terest, we will be pleased to insert same in  the local anhi'rm. if ���������brousrh*; to the office.  Subscribe for THE News $2.00 pei  annum  twenty-live dollars for every   six months,  (11.) - Every person who either on his,  own behalf or as a^ent for  another, sells,  3������  or  solu-its or takes oid-:rs for Lhe sale by  retail, of goods, wun-s, or merchandise,  to be supplied oj furnished by any person  or firm doing bu-.ir.es.s outside ot the Mm-  ricipaliiy of tin: City of Cu nl������et land fifty  doll irs for eve-y ������������������is "lomh .  (r2.*> Eveiy pei-on who kcop-_. or  crties ou n wash hnu->r: or latino ty, nve  dollars for evtiy :-i\ months.  (13.) Every person carrying on the  business of a pawnbroker, one hundred  and twenty-five" dollars for every six  months.  (14) Every livery stable keeper, ten  dollais lor every :-i>: months.  (15.) Any person ennying oni on ms  own account, the business of a banker, at  one place of business, ten dollars for  every year.  (16.) Each person piacticinq as barrister or solicitor, twelve dollars and fifty  cents for every six months.  (17.) Every person other than a bar  nster or solicitor, who has taken out a  license to practice as such, folio.ving the  occupation of a conveyancer or land  agent, twelve dollars and fifty cents for  every six months.  (18.) Any auctioneer not being" a  GovernmentvOfficer selling by auction  government property, or sheriff,'- or  sheriff's officer, or bailiff selling lands  goods, or chattels taken in execution  for the satisfaction of rent or taxes, in  addition to any other license before mentioned, ten dollars for every six mouths.  ��������� (19.) Every person who exhibits a  public circus or menagerie,'fifty dollars  for each dav of such exhibition.  (20.) Everv person following within  the Municipality, any trade occupation or  calling not hereinbefore enumerated, or  who enters into or carries on, any contract or agreement to perform any work  or furnish any material, five dollars for  every six months.   . ���������   >���������  Provided always that'no person employed as a journeyman , or for wages  onlv and not employing any other person  or persons, or not having a regular place  of business, shall be subject to the provisions of this section.  (21.) E-'-ery express comp-iny, gas  company telephone compauy, electric  light company, street railway or tramway  companv, investment and loan societys,  i'ur dealer>r fur trader, fifty dollars for  eyery six months.  (22.)    For a license to   exhibit   waxworks, circus-riding,/ rope walking, dancing, tumbling or other acrobatic  or gymnastic    performance.^,    wild   animals   or  hippodrome,  sparring,  boxing, sleight of  hand,    legerdemain,    jugglery,  or  other  tricks, pictures, paintings, statuary  works  of art, natural or artificial curiosities, tableaux,   wonderful mimals or freaks of na  ture, or any other exhibit;pn kept for hir>  or   profit    when   the  same is   exhibited  eleswhere   than    in a theatre,   music   or  concert   hall, or other   building or   plac-;  duly licensed, for each day of sucii  exhihi  bition, iw'enty dollar5-. ������������������ ���������  (2J-)  From   each    astrologer,    seer  A by-law to authorize and regulate tne issuance of iicennes for the  several trades, occupations, and professions therein set forth.  Be it enacted by the Mayor and Council of the Corporation of the City of Cumberland, as follows:���������  I.'    From and after the   passage of this  by-law  every   person   using or  following  any of the trades, occupation-,  or professions herein mentioned, within the limits  of the City of CumbeHand,   shall take our  a license   therefor,   for   such    period  as  .herein set forth   paying for such license  such   sum as is herein   specified,    which  ������aid   sum   shall  be   paid   to   the   person  authorized to   collect such   sums for  the  Municipality, viz:  (r.) Any person vending spirituous  or fermented liquors by retail for each  house or ��������� place where such vending is  carried on, one hundred and fifty dollais  for every six months.  (2) Any person not having a retail  license an above, arid vending ' spirituous  -.ir (eimerited liquors by wholesale, that is  10 say in quantities of not less than two  vaJloii-, for each house or place, seventy  live (iulla'rs for'each six months.  (3 )    Anv     person     who     keeps   a  tosiuaiam, and supplies beer or porter or  .vines   with   meals    and   not   otherwise,  ���������seventy live dollars lor every six.months.  (4.). Any     person    vending   wines,  spiri:-., beer,Nor other fermented or intoxicating liquor by retail in any building in  'us** as   an hotel and   containing not less  than thirty rooms  actually furnished and  ue-d for" hotel purposes, for each house or  place where such   vending is   carried on,  01.e hundred dollars for every six months  (5.)    Any person keeping a saloon or  building where a billiard table is used for  hire or profit,  five dollars   for each table  for every six months.  (6.) Any person keeping a bowling  alley or rifle gallery five dollars for every  six months.  (7.)    Any person .selling opium,  ex:  cept chemists or druggist, using the same  in preparation of prescriptions of medical  practitioners, two  hundred and fifty  dol  la'rs for every six months. -   ���������  (8.) Any person carrying on the  business of a wholesale, or of a wholesale  and retail merchant or trader, ten dollars  foi>every six months. k  (9.) Every retail trader, five dollars  for every six month.  Such two last mentioned licenses to  enable the person paying the same to  change his place of business at pleasure  but not to carry en business a two places  at the same time und.-r one li<-ense.  (ro.)    Every * hawker    or    petldlers,  *3"Dealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing  and  Sheetiron work .  PROMPTLY    DONE  tfS'Ag-ent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Steves arid   Ranges   Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight heaters  fortune teller, and clairvoyant, fifty dollars  for every six months.1  (24.) Every, club an annual license  fee of one hundred dollars payable in  advance.  2. The licenses to be granted under  the authority of ihis'by-l.iw may be in the  form in Schedule rC. oi the Municipal  Clauses Act, 1896" and periodical licenses  Mi.ill be gvai'ted so as to terminate on  Die 15th day of July and ,15th day of January and no proportionate deductions,  'shall be made on account of any person  commencing business.   f  3. No   person   shall   sell  or   barter  "spnituous or fermented  liquors by wholesale   or retail without  having   taken   out  '���������nd   had 'grunted   to- him   a license   in  that behalf; and no person shall use, practice, carry on or exercsise within the Mu-  fiinpalitj   ������tt>y trade occupation,  profess-  ��������� or   or  business   described  or named m  this,by-law without having taken out and  had granted  to him a license  in that be  half, under,a penalty upon summary conviction,  not  exceeding   the sum of  two  hundred  and fifty dollars  for every such  violation of this by law together with the  amount which should have been  paid for  ,s������uch   licenses,   which  said  amount  and  penalty shall, for the purposes of recovery  under  this'by law  or under the "Munici  pal Clauses Act, 1896" be held to be one  penalty.  4. All licenses granted under the authority of'his by-law shall be issued by  the person authorized for that purpose by  the Council; Provided always that no  licenses for,the sale of intoxicating liquors  shall be issued exc< pt by an oruer ircw  the Board of License commissioners.  5. ' Any penalty imposed by'this bylaw, for any violation theieof may be recovered by way of summary proceedings  before the'Police Magistrate, Stipendiary  Magistrate, or any two-Justices of the  Peace having jurisdiction in the Municipality, and every such penalty may with  the costs of conviction be levied by dis  tress of the goods and chattels oft h������-person  so violating this by-law, and in case such  j'/.ods and chattels sha'l prove insufficient  t'������ saii-f/ . uch p-.-nait/ and co-ts, then   ���������;.  Mipn m -.-ni of suoh person for ain tii,.e  not fxu-e   n"ig three calendar Months.  1 6. This bylaw may be cited for ���������. 1  purpo es .u the '"City of Cumber!.ind  Tnuif.s Li- ?use   By-law,  lilob.."  Passed 'he Municipal Council tlie 17th  dav of J anuary A.D.  1898  Reconsidered and finally passed the  21st clay of January A.D. 1898  Signed and sealed the 21st dav of Jan  "     189S.  Lewis A. Mounce, Mayor.  uary A.D.  (L. S.)  L. P. Eckstein, City Clerk  NOTI 0 E.  ���������\rotioeia hereby  given that application  .���������*-^"will-"be nu.de to]the Legilative Assembly :  of the Province of  British  Columbia, ac its  next Session, for a Private Bill to  incorporate a-Railway and Colonization Company to  build, equiu, maintain and  operate a Hue or  lines of rail * ay from some  point at or near  the  head of steamboat 'navigation   on the  Skeena Riv-r; thence by the most feasible  route to a point at or near the Yellow Head  Pass, or in the alternative to some point ou  the eastern boun-i -ryof the Province of Brit  ish Columbia by - ay of the  Parsnip River,  with power to ext-fud the said line from the  starting point down to the mouth of the said  Skeena Riv^r; and also to authorize and em  power the compauy to  build   from   time to  time branch lines 'o   farming   lands and to  groups of mines and concentrators from any  ������.f the above men do ed lines of railways such  1 ranch  lines not to execoed  thirty miles in  U'uyth;   with nowcr   10 I'liild ujhtirHph  and  telephone lines, and to equip and operate tb".  said railway and its l\r,inches,    and to ert-cr  aud c maintain  aline' e-^ary   works for  the  ������.:i>erafciuu   and   tr.u mission of electricity  or power within   tie    area    of the    opera  tion* of the said Co i-p ��������� y, <������ud p������wer 10 build  maintain >md   ope>a e    whar'-e*, dock and  sfcea-i boats,   saw null-,   and acquire   water  iirivi!'g������--; to con .'rnor.   d'm^,    nuines,   eic  for improving and imica ing 'he wau-r   pri  vilegx's,- and tooiake irii :c or other arrange  menr.s with   railwavs,    ���������'teamlu.ats   oro:her  con.paoi'js and for all o.her u^ual and t;e<:eH  sary poners, rights or privileges for the pnr-  uoss of a r dl-va. aud c -lonizntion conmany.  V BODWELL, IRVING & DUFF,  Solicitors ior Applicants  Victon';.,R.C.. 2-tth November,A.i) 1897.  oc70  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid  for  information   leading   to  ccr..vict! -.<ri.  *V.  E. Norm, Sec'y  POR SALE.  /f  Garden,   Park, and  Residental Lots.  ZBBBBSBSSB&BUSk.  general  The undersigned offers for sale his land on tV  Trent River flats; also lotNo.io Nelson district  in fi 6m One to Five Acre lots, as purchaser may  require, on the following conditions:  One acre lots on water-front, Trent River  flats $125. -������������������  One acre lots on water-front, lot io Nelson  district, $100. .     .  One acre lots, on Government'Road $85..  Two acre lots " " ", $15������  Three "     "     " ��������� " .    '    "        200"*,  Four    "    "    " " " ���������      260  Five *���������'<<������ " ��������� ". . 30b  One-third cash at time of sale, and the balance  in two years,   with   interet at 7   per   cent per:1  annum.  For   further particulars apply to F. Dalbyi  Ueal  Estate Aoent, Cumberland.        , .:;  .'    V - -- 1.  "���������,' I  . . 1  Cumberland, Nov. 12,1891  ROBERT,LAWRENCE,  nra'irmfiHi'UM-r'  wjmaoai  ",1-  N ������L'JL E is hereby ,given that application  wi i Im uiadt) -o the Parliament of Canada at  che cexi S������&.������iori V- -'-r-.f. for au Act to incor  ,orat. a Com.fa^ ��������� to 0 matmct, maintain,  and operate a Railway or Tramway from  the North end of Maisti Lake; thence in a  North-Easterly direction by the most feasible route from a point on the Hootalinqua  River a distanco of about thirty-five miles;  and also to construct, maintain and operate  a Railway or Tramway to run on either side  of Miles Canon and .Whitehorse Rapids; all  in the North West Territory of Canada; together with power >' to exappropriate lands  and all oiher powers and privileges which  may be necessary, incidental, or advantageous to the full exercise of the powers1 a-  bove mentioned.  F. M. RATTENBURG.  For self and otherjapplicants.  Dated at Victoria, British Columbia, January 20th, 1898.  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that application will  be made to the Parliament of Canada,, at its  next Session, for an Act to incorporate the  Pacific and Yukon Railway, Navigation and  Mining Company, for the purpose of con-  Htructing a railway from a point at or near  Pyramid Harbor, near the head of Lynn  Canal, oi from a point at or near the Inter-  fi!iii(Mial boumiary between Canada ana the  Upitcd "itales of Ai.,i.rioa in the vicinity of  L^ru. .'au.d, tli-i.ci. through the Chilkat  P������.������. th :n(������ !���������> l������al ui.'a Pci-t, on the Alsek  R.vtr, b.M\ r,h������ni - oy lhe bt^t t"a������ible route  to a (joint bel ������w Fi\ s Filler Rjpids on the  Lew-oltiver; Wan oower to vj.ry the route  a������ m.������y be aeoeBt-arj or ailvisable; also with  pow-r t.o receive fruni the G-i.vemn.eot of  Canada or <-tb������r corporations or persons  jjrjui, of laco or money or other ssistance  ���������ii aid of the- construction ������f cne v ork; to  i.uilti telegraph and celephon- lints; to extr-  c ye mmins rights and powers; to .onstiuct  roa<i(=, trunwaya, wharves, mills, and oih<-.r  work ne t-asury for the Company; to char-  rer ve.s������el8 for the same pu> pose upon the  uk^ and rivers in or adjacent to the territory -i-rved by the said ralway; to erect and  ���������oa'iage eloctnoal works, for the use and trans  mission ot electrical power, and acquire and  '���������.u.ike use of natural and othar water powers  f i that purpo?...'; to maintain stores and  t-adi g powts, and to carry on. a milling and  .smelting business, including the erection of  a'T-mills and smelters; abo to enter mto  ���������u-xirlic and other -arrant'ements. with other  railway and transf^ortation Companies; to  i������<������ue preference s������ock and bonds, and witn  all Hiich powers, rights and privileges as  maybe necessary for lhe purpose of the  iiiidertaRing. -    " .  KlNGSMILL, SAUHDEK8 & TORRENCE,  Solicitors for the applicants.  Dated at Toronto, this 26 day of November, 1897. cc6T  -AND  REV. W. HICKS-  Unon,   B.   C  HAS   ACCEP I ED THE AGENCY FROM  THE     BERLIN     PIANO       AND.  ORGAN CO., Berlin,  Ont., to  core?.,.  1-1 -, ������������������ MS'  0"S    .!)  TOS'i-,,  "���������r:-.LY  ���������SICN'S,  :..!.-:tric*i'.     i *-!������������������.���������:.'������������������  AK!'*. OF   Slf.^KKlOi-  AND    TUNF,    AN!  i"l"vrSTIv'.n I^T VARI  PRICF.S     VKRV  \r,!M-;p.vn..  J. A. Carthew  ahchitect and BUILDEP,  "a"i<rxo>T, "E. c  NO'nt'K ���������AH .-xi.>scription������ in aid of the  ���������������������������'������(>   T?'-''-.t^ ������ii! iN i.,i)li}.nc������-s,   should   be  p?vid to Mr. Fr-ink Dalby.  GORDON   rViURDOCK'S:. . ...   ;  ^mmmm' LIVERY.  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������    '���������at���������  Reasonaule-.Mes  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd St.  UNION, B. 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Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers    cordially requested  to attend. . ��������� ',,'���������������������������  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets everv alternate Wednesdays of  eacii iiitnuh ai b* u'ciinkp. m. Visiting  brethren cordiall-" Jnv'.ied to attend.  John Combe, Scribe.  Why send away for yotir printh g  when yo:. cau *et it done equally as well at  th-N-KlViS? On' .���������-cert are reas^nabltp, and  wfl ^Wo^ Pr������P������'>T���������",l to turi- out everythm8'  .,  Ihu iiWw  JOB  P..I-NTI..O  .0,  sL Tlie Dial  BY LAWRENCE C.  LYNCH.  (CONTINUED.)  "And you can not guess   why   she did  this thing?"  "No."  He turned away, putting  his  ���������"r  li r  hand, up  rbefore his' face, and uttering a groan.  Then he moved toward one of the French  windows, pushed it open, and leaned  out.  ''I feel as if   I   were   going   mad," he  muttered.    "Constance,   pardon   me;    I  must have the   air.    I   must be alone to;  think,and to face this���������this disgrace that  has came upon us." '  '  And he stepped through the open window, and reeled" rather than walked  down the steps, and out among tho .trees.  Constance watched him . until the  shrubbery hid him from view,' and then,  with a quick, nervous glance about the  room, and out at the windows, * she went  to the door which shut our tramp detective from view, but not from hearing.  "Come out," she whispered, hurriedly.  "Now is your time to escape."  He came out, shaking himself like a  water dog.  "Uh!" he exclaimed. "I have been in  one position too long." ������  "I am sorry," began Constance.  "Not for me," he interrupted. "Like  mots listeners, I heard what I did not  bargain for; but���������I have not" heard too  much. Miss > Ward our, don't reproach  'yourself, or Fate; that little extra hearing was a god-send. And now, let me  out, quickly, before some one else, claims  your time."  She looked cautiously out into the hall  then closed the door again.  "I wish I could know your opinion  regarding this business���������all of it," she  said, wistfully. "I begin to feel helpless,  liko a rudderless mariner."  "It's a hard knot,-" he said, going toward the door; "a very hard knot. But  we will untie it, Miss Wardour, and ,then  you will .understand all these things.  Now tell me, where is your detective going'next?"  ' "I do not know."  "You must find out," imperatively.  "I think I can."  "And come to me in the garden."  '  ' "Very well," looking out   once 'more.  "Your   way is clear, sir;   go   straight to  the kitchen entrance."  He passed ,out, and went his way,  swiftly, quietly, and unobserved; and  Constance returned to Mr. Belknap,' and  the completion of her jewel list.  "The combat deepens," mused the  tramp detective, as he paced slowly down  the garden walk. '' The plot thickens. I  come for a catfish���������I may catch a whale.  Oh, what a knot; what a beautiful, delightful, horribly hard knot; and how my  fingers itch to begin at it. But soft���������  easy; there is more to be tied in. Let us  pay ������ut .the rope, and wait.''  you will of course  smiled Constance,  you intend to pass  leave   for   tho city,  that," she replied, "kindly, ���������at the same  time extending "her hand. "I mean by  staying away; I -want you to come often,  and to bring me any news that may come  from Sybil. Remember I intend to be her  champion, and you must be mine."  '' Then I may come as a bringer of  news?" he asked.  '' You may come as usual,'' ,she retorted,  a trifle sharply, "and come especially  when there is news."  "Thank yon;" ho bowed over her  hand, then turned to the private detective.  "Good-morning, Miss Wardour," said  that individual, coming forward; "it is  probable that I shall not see you1 again,  as I will leave for the city this evening,  but you will hear from me as the case  progresses, or it is possible that I may  find it expedient to pay this place another visit."  "In   which   case,  present   yourself,''  "May I ask   where  your time until you  sir?"  "I can hardly say; 'about the town, as  it may happen."  "Ah! Pardon the question; I was  thinking   of   tho   business in hand; you  can hardly hope to find anything new in  the village."  "One Ccin never tell, Miss Wardour. If  I do learn anything new, you shall hear  from me. Present my adieus to Mrs.  Aliston, and once more good day."  Constance watched the two as they  walked away, together,, the handsome  lithe form of the younger man in such  marked contrast with the shambling gait  of the detective. Only for a moment,  however, then she went swiftly through  . the halls, out at 'a rear entrance, and  down the path toward   the rear   gardens.  Here she found the tramp detective  busy, or pretending -to busy himself  with a small pruning knife.  "If you want to follow him, you must  make haste;'' 'she said, breathlessly; " he  is'walking townward with Mr. Lamotte;  intends to loiter about the town and take  some 'evening train." ,  "Pray don't appear so'much excited,"  said the tramp detective, dropping his  pruning knife, and picking it up again  with great deliberation. "There is a iran  coming up from tho river, he must be  getting pretty near us. No, don't look  now.''  ''' Dear me!" began Constance.  "Listen,"-he went on, without regarding her ejaculation. "I am going to leave  here in two minutes you can say that you  CHAPTER X.  Miss Wardour and the private detective  had just completed, their work of transferring; to paper a minute description of  the Wardour diamonds, when the door  opened .quietly, and Francis Lamotte,  pale, heavy-eyed, but quite composed,  appeared before them.  "Have   you  finished   your work?" he  "If so, may I intrude?"  all means," replied ' Coii-  "Your are not intruding,  have discharged me. I may not sec you  again for months. I may return at any  time. I may as well warn you here, not  to confide anything to Mr. Belknap at  another time you will learn why. Another  thing, it is just possible ,thab you may  need my services at somo future time. I  was about to give you an address that  will reach me at any time, but we may  be observed by that fellow who is coming. I will send you by mail a card containing the address. Pray call upon iiic  if you need my aid. I hope Belknap will  find your robbers, but you were wist*  not to tell him that you had saved your  diamonds. Keep your counsel on that  subject always, Miss Wardour, it will  save you trouble. And now you had better  1 move on. I intend to follow and overtake  your two departing guests."  He turned carelessly away as he .spoke,  and Constance, after a pretense of exam  ining the  shrubbery,    faced   about  asked wearily.  '' Come, by  stance, gently.  Frank."   "  "Thank you  .,-���������  He came forward, and  sank listlessly into a chair. "Constance,  who brought you this news about"���������  Sybil?"....       .  Constance glanced   toward ' the   detective, and Francis, interpreting the   look,  hastened to'say :���������  '     "It is known to . Mr.   Belknap,   I presume���������this shameful business.    There   is  no", use of secrecy,   where all the world is  '  '  already agape.    My   sister,   you tell me,  has  .eloped   with   a   low   brute.    I   am  i numbed with ��������� the   horror   of   it.    But I*  ' must hear it all; every word,   every par-  ' tictilar. Who brought you the news, Constance?"  "Doctor Heath," replied the girl, icily.  "Ah!"  The interjection came through shut  teeth, and just for a moment the dark  .shadow flitted across his features; then  he said, with quiet composure:���������  "Heath? ah, yes; and he gave   you all  the particulars���������all that he had gathered?"  "Doctor Heath'told me all that he had  learned," she replied, still coldly.  Frank Lamotte arose   slowly,   wearily.  "'I must see Heath,"    lie   .said,   taking  up his hat. "It is small wonder that you  speak so frostily to tho brother   of   a girl  who  lias   disgraced   herself,    Constance.  ; However, I realize my fall; henceforth, I  ���������'?., know my place."  The detective arose and moved uneasily  to the   window.  ;      "I am sorry   to   hear   this   absurdity,  Frank," said Constance, with some   severity. "You know my position always in  these matters; only   yourself   can  injure  " "yourself in my   eyes; aud 1   am sorry to  hear you speak thus of Sybil.    I have yet  to be convinced   that   in   gome manner,  she. is not more a victim than disloyal. I  h.,ve   not   condemned   her; why   should  you, her brother?"  ���������'."A hot flush came over the young man's  face, and his eyes glowed with a  strange  light. , He. shifted   his position uneasily;  then, abruptly, he turned to the detective.  "If under the circumstances,   and having seen ,nry mood, you car-j to accept my  ! ' hospitality,   it   is still extended, sir," he  j   said,   somewhat-  awkwardly;    "will you  j   accompany .me to town,    and   afterwards  '   lunch with nie?"  -    ��������� "I will accompany you to  the   town,"  replied the , detective, coming back   from  I    the window; "but I fear   I must decline  j    your   hospitality   for    to-day;      another  i    time, perhaps."  Francis bowed stiffly,   then   turned  to  -'    Constance.  J,     ���������" Constance, good bye,-'' he said, mourn-  ��������� < fully, and holding out hisha'nd.    "I will  ,,\.'riot displease you- againr si. will keep at a  ' : safe'distance."     ���������'"���������'/'���������?*' ��������� '��������� r.  '���������  "You   will   displease   me   by     do;ng  and  walked a few paces down the path, then  lifting her eyes carelessly, they fell upon  the intruder. Uttering a low ejaculation  of surprise, she hastened toward him.  " Evan! why Evan!'' she cried, anxiously. ''.'You look ghostly, and you must  be in trouble." ���������  " Or I would not be here," said Evan  Lamotte, bitterly. "Evan, the ne'er-do-  well, does not seek his friends when the  sunshines. Eh, Conny? Don't goin,",  laying one hand upon her arm, as she;  was about to turn toward the house,,"I  ���������I came to talk with you."  "But you will come in, Evan?"  "No, I should fall out with your old  cat���������I beg pardon, Con., I mean your  old aunt, directly."  "Aunt Honor shut herself in her own  room an hour ago, child; she has been  worn out witn too much excitement. We  have had a detective here all the morning, not to mention Frank, who has  made   a wonderful discovery." ���������  "I dare say," muttered ��������� the young  fellow, dryly, "Frank will make another  wonderful discovery soon. Conny,'' clutching at her arm again, "have you heard?"  "Have I heard what, Evan?"  "About Sybil���������my sister," his voice  broke, ending in a sob.  "Yes, Evan," she replied, very gently.  "I have heard."  It was noticeable, the difference between her- treatment of this younger  brother of Sybil Lamotte and tho one  -who had just gone.  With Francis she had preserved, even  while her heart was full of sympathy  and pity for his trouble, a certain dignity  even in her kindness, an arm's length  rcpellant srnteliness, that galled and tormented the ardent, impulsi.e, and too  eager young man. With Evan she was  all pity, all sympathy, full of familiar  sisterly kindness and patience.  Women aro strange creatures; we may  be as handsome as the Apollo, and they  will steel their hearts against us. If we  would have the confidence, the caresses,  the tenderest love of a pitying woman,  we must be mentally, or morally, or  physically maimed, or halt, or blind.  Evan Lamotte was one of the world's  unfortunates, and tho pitying heart of  the fair heiress had no scorn for such  as he. A black sheep, so they called Evan  Lamotte, not yet of age, with a slender  physique, a pale, handsome face, handsome in spite of his dissipations. He  seemed possessed of an evil spirit, that  cried incessantly, "drink, drink, drink."  Every means had been tried to win him  from his dissipation; tears, entreaties,  threats, bribes, were alike unavailing. In  spite of himself, against himself, Evan  Lamotte seemed driven downward by a  relentless, unseen enemy.  "Reckless, worthless, hopeless." These  were the,,,adjectives commonly coupled  with.his name, and yet his sister had  deemed him worth her loving;-his mother  had deemed   him   worth   her  tears, and  Constance   Wardour   had   deemed . ��������� him  worth her pitying kindness.  '' Constance,'' he choked back the sobs  that arose in his throat; "don't think  that I have been drinking; when a fellow  like me is grieved almost to madness,  you call him maudlin, but I never cry in  my cups, Con. And I have been perfectly  sober since Saturdday night, or if you  like, yesterday morning. I drank hard  all that day after, they told me, Con., but  not one drop since; not one. Con., tell  me what, have you heard?"  "About all that is known, I think,  Evan. Oh! -Evan, do you know, can you  guess why she .has done this���������this terrible thing? Come down this walk, Evan;  let us sit under that tree, on that bench."  She moved'toward the spot indicated,  he following mechanically, and seating  himself beside her, in obedience, to her,  gesture.    *  "Do I know the  reason?" he repeated.  "Do I guess it?    Oh,   if I could guess it;  it has haunted   me every   moment; that  strong   desire   to   know   what drove my  sister to this fate?   It   is   the question I  came   here   to   ask.    Con.,    help   mo to  think; she must   have   said   something;  must have given you some hint."  "Alas. But she never did."  "And you can not guess; you have   no  clue to help us unravel this mystery?"  Constance shook her head.  "Con., oh, Con., you don't think���������you  can't   think   that she   loved   that���������that  beast?" ''  "No, Evan, I can't think that."  "Then," excitedly; "you must think  343 I do; that there is a mystery; that  there has been foul play. Con., I ��������� don't  care for anything on earth, except Sybil;  I must know what has driven her to'  this; I must help her;' I can help her; I  can take her from that brute."  His face was livid, and his eyes glowed  with the fierce light that we have seen  in the eyes of his elder brother. Constance saw the growing excitement, and  sought to soothe it.  "Evan, let us not anticipate," -she  said, gently. "All that we can do for  Sybil shall be done, but it must be with  her consent. When does your father  come?" ' **  "I' don't know," sullenly "I telc-  gmphed him Saturday; he will come today, no doubt. But he will come too  late."     ��������� ' '    ,,  "Alas, yes; I regret so much that it  was for my ,sake he was absent from  home at such a time, and Frank, too."  "Frank? bah! What could he do? What  could any one do?"  She turned, and scanned his face  keenly.  "Evan, you suspect, or you know something."  '���������'I have a thought," he replied. "I  hardly dare call it a suspicion. If I could  know it to be the truth," he hissed, between set, white teeth, "I should knoAV  what to do, then."  "Don't look like that, Evan; you look  wicked."   ,  "I feel wicked," he cried, fiercely.  '' You can never guess how wicked. When  I think of that brute, that beast, that  viper; of the power- he must hold over  her, I am mad, crazed. But he will come  back, and then���������then I will murder him  and set her free.''  "With his gleaming eyes, his clenched  hands, his white, uplifted face, he looked  like a beautiful evil demon. Constance  shuddered as she gazed, and then her  hand closed firmly upon his arm, as she  said:���������- ' -";'  "Evan, listen: Dp you think it would  lighten Sybil's burden to hear you rave  thus? Do you want to make her lot still  harder to bear? Sybil loves you. Would  it make her heart lighter to have you  embroil yourself for her sake? You know  your faults., If you let this hideous idea  take place in your mind' now, it will  break out some day when the demon possesses you. If Sybil Lamotte returns, and  hears you utter such threats, she will  have an added torture to bear; she will  have two curses instead,of one. You can  not help' Sybil by committing an act that  ���������would cut you off from, her'forever. You  have caused her heart-aches' enough  already. See, now, if you can not lighten  her burden in some different, better way.  But all this is superfluous, perhaps. 3  wonder if - Sybil will. come back, at all ?"  Lower and lower sank his head, as he  listened, and then something that she  had said seemed to chain and hold his  thoughts. .  Slowly the evil. light   faded   from   his  eyes, and into his face   crept   a: strange,  fixed look.    Forgetful   of time, or of his  companion's presence,    his   thoughts followed this new course," his hands clenching   and   unclenching     themselves,    his  teeth burying   themselves   from   time to  time in his thin tinder lip.  sat thus,    that   Constance  watching and   wondering  mood, wandered   off   into  the subject, of   which   she  have told it was such   a   vague   mixture  of Sybil's sorrows and, her own unrest.  After a time he stirred as if arousing  himself with difficulty from a nightmare;  and Constance, recalled to herself, in  turn looked up tG encounter his gaze,  and to be astonished at the new, purposeful self-restraint upon his face, and  the inscrutable intentness of liis eye.  "Con.," he said slowly; even his voice  seeming to have gained a new stran $e  undertone, "Con., you are an angel. You  have set me on my feet.''  "On your feet, Evan?"  "Yes, on my feet, mentally at least. I  don't suppose any one could set me permanently on my physical, corporeal pins.  Beg pardon for the slang, Conny, I don't  forget how you and Sybil used to lecture  me for that, and my other vices. Poor  sis, she had given up the drink talks  latterly, given me over as hopeless, and  so I am. Con., I have made a new resolve."  Constance smiled faintly.  "Oh, you smile. You think' I am going to swear off again. No, Con., that's  of no use, I should know myself for a  liar all the time. I shall never quit liquor; I can't and I tell you," he whispered this fiercely, "they know that I  can't, and they know why I can't. Oh!  you need not recoil; we are not the first  family that has inherited a taint; and I  am the one unfortunate in whom that  taint has broken forth. Let me tell you a  secret; since my nrso potnt-ian, my  mother has never once remonstrated with  me; never once upbraided; my proud,  high tempered mother. She knows the  folly of trying to reclaim the irreclaimable. But," lowering his voice, sadly,  "my mother never loved me."  She   shuddered at   the   tone, knowing  that this last statement, at least, was ail-  too true, and, to direct liis thoughts from  so painful and delicate a  subject, said:���������  "And your resolve then, Evan?"  "My resolve," his   mouth settling'into  hard lines once more.    "Oh,   that!   well,  it is a resolve   you.   put   into, my   head,  Con. ;although I'll swear the thought was  never in your mind. ��������� 1   have resolved to  act upon your advice;   to   curb   my heathenish temper, and to help   Sybil, when  the right time comes,, in the right way."  Sho looked at him fixedly.  "Evan, arc,you sure this  last   state of  mind is not worse than the first?"  He laughed, ironically.      ,    ,  "How hard   ,it   is to make yotv believe  that any-good exists in me."  "Oh, not that, Evan, but   you look so  strange; not so wild,as before, but���������"  "Just as wicked."  "Well, yesj"  "Well, Con., you can't expect a fellow  to feel pious all in an instant; mine is a  pious resolve, and' the proper feeling  must follow. Isn't that about how they  preach it?"  "That's about how they preach it, sir.  Now listen, I don't intend to stir one  step, or allow you ,to stir, until you have  explained some -of your dark sayings;  you are going to tell me what this new  resolve is."  , Evan glanced at her from under his  long lashes, and seemed to hesitate. He  knew that Constance, in what he had  sometimes, termed ' her "imperative  mood,'' was a difficult element to contend  with. But he was not quite prepared to  divulge just tho precise thoughts that'  were in his mind.  ' "Con.," he said, lowly, "do you think,  if my sister came back very penitent, or  very miserable., that my father would  take her home?"  "1 don't know, Evan."  A2f INTERVIEW WITH A COLLEGE  PRESIDENT.  His Many Duties Caused' His Health., t������  "Break Down���������Dr. Williams' Pink Pill*  Restore Him to Activity.  From the Republican, Columbus, lnd.  The Hartsville College. ��������� situated . at  Hartsvilla, Indiana, was founded years  ago in the interest of the United Brethren Church, wh'en the state was mostly  a wilderness, and colleges., were scarce.  The cbllego is well-known throughout  the country, . former students having  gone into all parts of the world.  A reporter recently called at this famous seat of learning and was shown  into the room of the president, Prof.  AlvinP. Barnaby. When last seen by  the reporter Prof. Barnaby was in delicate health.  To-day he was apparently in  (TO BE CONTINUED.)  c Across tho Sea.  PROF.   ALVIN  P.   BARNABY.  in  hypnotism  is   taught to  So   long   he  herself,. from  at his strange  a sad reverie,  could  hard ly  It is illegal to practice  Belgium.  In   Japan   every   cbild  write with both hands.  Gambling mania is now accepted ih  Franco as a ground for divorce.  A Spanish bullfighter's fee for a special performance is a bout $3,550.  Alexandre Damas the younger/a  daughter, Colette, is about to marry a  Dr. Metza.  , The estimated washing bill of London  is upwards of ������5.000,000 per "annum.  Twelve million hats are made annually in the united kingdom, worth ������5,-  000,000.  Tbe number of inhabited houses in  London is estimated at about 548,300.  The greatest length of England and  Scotland, north to south, is about 608  miles.  There is about twice as much beef nB  mutton consumed in Scotland and England. . ���������   ., *   .- .   -,-. ., -. ,<. ,   ...  Joseph Chamberlain is said to have lost  $250,000 in the attempt to make sisal  raising in. the Bahamas profitable.  The inmates of English prisons who  cannot read or write receive . compulsory  education twice a week.  A great authority on fish says that  every square mile of the sea is inhabited by: 120,000,000 finny creatures.  Out'of the enormous number of women  in Constantinople���������the population is  nearly a million���������not more than 6,000  can read or write.  There are 48,000 artists in Paris, more  than half of them painters. The number  of paintings sent to the exhibition last  year was about 10,000.  ::,. Lieut. Boiteux, of the French navy,  who was the first man to enter Timbuo-  too when it was captured, recently shot  himself through the head the day before  that set for his wedding.  In 1870 the Duke of Galliera began to  spend thousands of dollars a year collecting rare stamps. TO-day his collection is  believed to be the finest in the world,  and is valued at $1,250,000.  The captain of a big Atlantic liner,  after many calculations, has -come to the  conclusion that the general size of a fog  in the Atlantic is about thirty miles in  diameter.  to an.  Economy in Corsets.  Here is a hint for the woman who In  obliged to be economical: Whan your  corset seems to be losing its shapeliness,  eteam it until the bones are soft and pliable, and then over a flat-iron ytm oan  restore them to their oorreot shape; this,  of course, where whalebone is used.���������  Woman's Home Companion.  Not Used to His New Estate.  The best joke of the honeymoon season is told by a southern hotel keeper.  The male half of the new partnership  registered like this���������"August Buerger  and wife." He remained one day, and  when he stepped up to ask the amount  of his bill the clerk said it would be $4.  "Four dollars!" Mr. Buerger said.  "Why, your rates are rather high, aren't  they ?"  "No. I guess not. That's only $3 a  day."  -"But 1 have been here only one day^"  "I know it,    but   it's   $4," the   olerk  replied.  "How do you figure that?" the newly-  married man asked, as he leaned'over  the counter with a frown of perplexity  on his otherwise* blissful features.  "Well, there's yourself, one day, $2,  and there's your wife, one day, $2; two  and two make foar."  Then the fellow slammed his fist  down on the register, while a crimson  flush of blood suffused his oheeka. "Well,  I'll swear," he cried, "if I didn't forget  all about her, I'll eat my hatl Here,  take this V, keep the change , and say  nothing about it, please."  But the clerk didn't keep the change,  so he didn't think there was any reason  why he shouldn't teil the atory.���������Houston Post. '  the best of   health.    In   response  inquiry the professor said:��������� .  "Oh, yes, I am much better than for  some timo. I am now in perfect1 health,  but my recovery was- brought about in  rather a peculiar way." '  "Tell me about it," said the reporter.  "Well, to begin at. the beginning,"  said the professor, "1 studied too hard.  when at school endeavoring to educate  myself for the profession. After completing tho common course I came here, and  graduated from the theologioal course. I  entered the ministry and accepted the  charge of a United Brethren church at a  small'place in Kent County, Mich. Be^ .  ing of an ambitious ��������� nature, I applied  myself- diligently to my work and studios. In time X noticed that my health  was failing. My trouble was indigestion,  and this with other troubles brought on  nervousness.  "My ..physician   prescribed for me for  sometime,and advi-sed me to try a change  of climate.    T did   as   he   requested and  was some improved."   Soon  after, I came  here as professor in physics and- chemistry, and later, was financial agent ot this  college. . The   change   agreed   with me,  nnd for a while   my   health   was better,  but my duties, were heavy,   and   again I  found my trouble roturning.    This   time  it was more severe   and   in  the winter I  became   completely   prostrated.    I   tried  various medicines   and   different  physicians.    Finally,   I   was able to return to  my duties.    7*"* the spring of, 1896 I   was  elected presiaent of the college.    Again I  had considerable work, and the   trouble,  which had not been entirely oured, began  to affect me, and   .lust fall- I collapsed. I  had different doctors, but   none   did  me  any good.    Professor   Bowman, ��������� who is  -professor of natural science, told   me   of  his experience with Dr.   Williams'  Pink  Pills for Pale - People . and   urged me to  give them a trial, because they had bene-   .  fitted him in a similar   case,   and I concluded to try thorn.  "The first box helped me, and the second gave great relief, suoh as I had  never experienced from the treatment of  auy physician. ' After using six boxes'of '<  the medicine I was entirely cured. Today I am perfectly well. I feel better  and stronger than for years. I certainly.  recommend Dr.'Williams', Pink Pills to  similar sufferers and overworked people."  A Stayer From Wnyback.  "Have you any special rule of conduct  in your office?"  "Yes; when a man comes in and says  he wants to talk to me only three minutes I see to it that he doesn't get a  chance to sit down." .  According   to Lord    Tweedmouth, the,  area of the herring nets used in Sootland  one year   was   no   less   than  16,400,000  yards. $  Green Old Age.  According   to   statistics   collected   in  Germany, the oldest   man    known to be  living anywhere on the   earth   is   Bruno  Cotrim, a negro born in Africa, but now j  living in Rio Janeiro.    Upon   the   same!  authority is based the seemingly  incred-������  ible statement that there are   8,888   per-n  sons living in   Bulgaria, 9aoh   of whom  has   reached   or   passed   the   age of 100  years, making one centenarian   to   every  1,000 inhabitants of that   country. . Germany, with a population   of   52,008,000,  claims   only     178     .centenarians;     and  France, with a population of   40,000,000  213 centenarians; while   Ireland,   whose  population numbers only 4,600,000,-.   has.  it is said, 378 centenarians.  . u  m *!/>.  BENEATH THE CITIES  DR. TALMAGE ON THE MENACE OF  THE CRIMINAL CLASSES.  The Dynamite That Threatens Society���������A  j'    Plea for Better Prisons  and the Keclam-  ''.    ation or the Vicious���������The  Menace of the  f'    Idle���������The Uprooting: Classes.  r [Copyright 1897, by American   Press Asgocia-  ��������� tion.]  Washington, Nov. 7.���������In this sermon  ;Dr. Talmage in a startling way speaks  *of tbe dangers threatening our great  I towns and cities and shows how the  j slumbering fires may be put out. His  itexfc is Psalmlxxx, 13, ''���������The boar out  I of the wood doth waste it, and the wild  ���������beast of the field   doth devour it.''  By this homely but   expressive   figure  David sets forth the' bad influences whioh  in olden, time broke in upon 'God's heri-  -' tage, as with swine's foot tramping   and  -as   with   swine's   snout   uprooting' the  ���������: vineyards of prosperity.    What was, true  j then   is   true   now.   . There   have   been  ��������� enough trees of righteousness   planted to  overshadow the" whole   earth had   it not  been for   the axmen   who   hewed   them  down.    The temple of truth would   long  ago have been completed bad it not been  for the iconoclasts who defaced the walls  and ��������� battered (down   the    pillars.     The  ���������whole earth would have been an    Eschol  , of ripened clusters   had   it not been that  "the boar   has   wasted    it and . the wild  'beasts of'the field devoured it."  I propose to point out to*you those  whom I consider to be the destructive  Classes of society. First, .the public crim-,  * ��������� inals.  You oueht not to be surprised that  these -people   make up a large proportion  -, of many communities. ' In    1869    of the  ' 49|000 people who. were   incarcerated   in  \ .the prisons of the   country - 32,000   were  of foreign birth.  Many of them were the  very desperadoes of   society,   oozing-into  -..the slums of our cities,   waiting   for   an  * opportunity-'to riot and - steal-and debauch, joining the large gang of American thugs',and cutthroats.    Tnere   aro in  ,'our cities people   whose   entire   business  in life is to commit crime.    That   is   as  " much their business as   jurisprudence or  medicine or merchandise   is   your   busi-  ,   ness.    To it .they bring all their energies  ��������� of body, mind and soul;   aud   they   look  upon the interregnums which they spend-  . in prison as so much unfortunate loss  of  'time, just,as you look upon an attack of  influenza or rheumatism   which   fastens  . you in the house'for a   few   days.    It is  ;.-'their lifetime business to   pick   pockets,  and blow up safes, and shoplift,   and ply*  f the panel game, and they havo   as much  . pride of ' skill   in   their .business as you  i' have in yours when you upset ' the argu-  ., ment of an opposing counsel, or   cure   a  gunshot fracture   which   other   surgeons  ; have given up, or   foresee,   a turn in the  i- market so   you    buy. good's ��������� just before  ' they   go up 20 per cent.   It is their busi-  : ness to commit-crimc, and  I do not.sup-  ' pose than once in a\year  the   thought of  .' the immorality .strikes them.    Added   to  ' these   professional   criminals,   American  and foreign, there is a large class of men  ; who are   more   or   less   industrious   in  ' orime.    Drunkenness ��������� is   responsible for  . much of the,theft,   since   it   confuses   a  : man's idea   of property,   and he gets his  .: hands on-things   thut'-do   not . belong to  ; him.  Runi is responsible for much of the  : assault and   battery,   inspiring   men   to  sudden bravery, which thoy must demonstrate, though,it   be   on    the face of the  next gentleman.  the  pay  the  Criminal.  the board of every  sneak thief who  cotton up to some  "Black    Friday."  K.-chti  "You help   to  criminal,   from  snatches a   spool    of  man   who   enacts   a  More t nan that, it touches your   heart in  the moral depression of the   community.  You might; as well think   to    stand in a  closely couiined room where thero are 50  [ people and yet noc breache the vitiated  i air as to stand   in   a   community where  there   are so many of the depraved with-  '[ out     somewhat     being     contaminated.  '.! What is the fire   that   burns   your store  f.down compared   with   the   conflagration  : which consumes your   morals?    What   is  '] the theft of the gold and silver from your  j money safe compared   with   the  theft of  /���������your children's virtue?    We are all ready  *������������������ to arraign   criminals.    We   shout at the  top of our voice, "Stop thief!" and when  the police get on the track we   come out  hatless and ih our slippers   and assist in  the arrest.    We come  round the bawling  ruffian and   hustle   him    off no   justice,  and when he gets in prison   what do wo  do for him? With   great   gusto   we   put  ��������� on the .handcuffs   and    the hopples, but  what"preparation-are *we   making for the  day   when   the   .handcuffs   and.'���������',hopples  come off?    Society seems to say. to these  criminals, "Villain, go in there and rot!'.'  When   it   ought   to   say.     '.'You  are an  offender against the   law,   but  we mean  to give you an opportunity to repent; we  mean to help you.    Here   are Bibles'and  tracts and   Christian   influences.    Christ  died for you. Look and live."    Vast improvements   have    been    made by introducing industry into the   prison, but we  want   something   more   than    hammers  and shoe lasts   to   reclaim   these people.  Aye, we want more than sermons on the  Sabbath day.  Society must impress these  men with the fact that ic does not enjoy  their suffering and that it  is attempting  to reform and Olvivate them.    The majority 'of  .criminals'  suppose   that   .society  has a grudge'against them* and   they in  . turn have a grudge against society.  Why So Many Go Back.  They are harder in .heart and more  infuriate when they come out of jail  than when they went in. Many of the  people who go to prison go again and  again and again. Some years ago, of  1,500 prisoners who during the year had  been In Sing Sing 400 had been there  before. In a house of correction in the  country, where during a certain reach of  time there had been 5,000 people, more  than 3,000 had been there before. So, in  one case the prison and in the other  case the house of correction left them  just as bad as they were before. The  secretary of one of the benevolent societies of New York saw a lad 15 years of  age who had spent three years of hi* 4ifa  in prison, and he said to the lad, "What  have they done   for  you   to   make   you  better?" "Well,"' replied   the    lad,, "the  first time I   was   brought   up before the  judge ho said, 'You ought to be ashamed  of yourself.'    And   then    I committed a  crime again, and I was    brought   up before the same judge,   and   he said, 'You  ought to be hanged!' "    Tbat is all they  had done for him in the way of reformation   and   salvation.    "Oh,"'    you    say,  "these people are  incorrigible."    I   suppose there are hundreds   of . persons this  day lying in the prison bunks who would  leap up at the prospect of reformation if  socWy would   only   allow   them   a way  into decency and   respectability.    "Oh,"  vou say, "I have no patience   with these  rouges "    I ask you in reply, How much  better would   you   have    been under the  same circumstances?   Supposo   your mother   had'   been   a   blasphemer and your  father a sot  and   you   had   started   life  with a body   6tuffed with   evil   proclivities, and you   had   spent   much of your  time in a   cellar   amid   obscenities   and  cursing, and if   at   10   years of age you  had been compelled to go out and   steal,  battered' and   banged   at   night   if you  came in without any spoils,   and suppose  your   early   manhood   and   womanhood  had   been   covered   with   rags and filth  and decent society had ' turned its   baok  upon you auc?   left   you   to consort with  vagabonds and   wharf   rats,    how much  better would you have been?   I   have no  sympathy with that  executive clemency  which   would   let   crime   run   loose  or  which   would   sit   in    the   gallery   of a  courtroom     weeping because some   hard  hearted wretch ^ brought to justice, but  I do say that the safety   and   life   of the  community demand   more   potential influences in behalf of these offenders.  No Pure Air, "No Sunlight.  I stepped into one of the prisons of one  of our great cities   and   the air was like  thut of the Black Hole of   Calcutta.    As  ithe-air'swept through the   wicket   it almost knocked me   down.    No   sunlight.  Young men who   had   committed    their  first orime crowded in among old offenders.     I   saw   there   one woman, with a  child almost blind, who had been arrested for the crime   of   poverty,    who   was  waiting until the slow   law   could   take  her to the almshouse, where   she   rightfully   belonged, but she   was   thrust   in  there with   her   child,    amid   the   most  abandoned wretches of the town. '  Many  of the offenders in "-that   prison sleeping  on the floor, with nothing   but a vermin  covered blanket over them.  Those people  crowded and wan, and wasted,   and half  .suffocated, and infuriated.  I   said to the  men, "How   do   you 'stand   it   here?"  "God knows," said one  man.  "We have  tb stand   it."    Oh,   they   will   pay yoti  when they get out!   Whero    they burned  down one house,    they    will burn  three,  deeper   the  assassin's  this ��������� minute plotting  Many   of the jails are  tho best place 1 know of to  manufacture  footpads,    vagabonds     and     cutthroats.  .Yale college is not so well calculated   to  make scientists,   nor   Princeton .so-well  calculated to make   theologians,    as   the  American    jail   is   calculated   to   make  criminals.    All   that   these   men do not  know of crime   after   they have   been,in  that style of   dungeon ��������� for   some   time,  satanio machination cannot teach,   them.  Every hour these jails stand   they   challenge the   Lord Almighty   to   smite the  cities.    I call upon the people to   rise in  their wrath and demand a   reformation.  I call upon the judges of   our   courts   to  expose the infamy.    I demand, in behalf  of those incarcerated   prisoners, fresh air  and clear sunlight, and, in   the  name of  him who had not where to lay   his head,  a couch to rest on at night.    In   the insufferable stench and sickening surroundings of   some ,of   the   prisous,    there is  nothing but disease for the body,    idiocy  for the mind   and   death    for   tho soul.  Stifled   air   and   darkness   and   vermin  never turned a thief into an honest man.  We want men    like   John   Howard   and  They will strike  knife. They aro  worse burglaries.  Sir William Blackstone and women like  Elizabeth Fry, to do^ for the prisons of  the United States what those people did  in other days for the prisons of England.  I thank God for what Isaac T Hopper  and Dr Wines and Mr Harris and scores  of others have done in the way of prison  reform, but we want something more  radical before upon our cities will come  the blessing of him who said, "I was in  prison and ye came unto me."  Hud Men in Places of Power.  In this class of uprooting and   devour,  ina population are   untrustworthy   officials.  "Woe unto thee, O land, when   thy  king is. a child and thy princes   drink in  the morning!"    It is a great calamity to  a city   when   bad   men    get into public  authority.  Why was it that in New York  there .was such    unparalleled   crime   between 1866 and   1871?    It   was   because  the judges of police in   that   city for the  most.part were as corrupt   as   the vagabonds that came..before   them   for trial.  These were the days of high  carnival for  election frauds, assassination and forgery.  We.had the   "whisky   ring,"   and   the  "Tammany ring," and the "Erie ring?"  There was one man during   those   years  that got $128,000 in one year  for serving  the public.    In   a   few years it was estimated that   there   were   $50,000,000   of  public   treasure   squandered.    In   those  times the criminal had   only   to wink to  the judge or his lawyer would wink   for  him, and the question   was   decided   for  tbe defendant.     Of   the 8,000   people arrested in that city in one year only 3,000  were   punished.      These   little    matters  were "fixed up," while   the   interests of  society were "fixed   down."   You   know  as well as I that a criminal   who escapes  only opens the door of other criminalties.  It is no compliment to , public authority  when we   have   in   all   the cities of the  country, walking abroad,    men   and women notorious for criminality,unwhipped  of justice.    They are pointed   out to you  in the street day by day.    There you find  what are called   the   "fences,"   the men  who stand   between   the   thief   and the  honest man, sheltering the   thief, and at  great price handing over the goods to the  owner to whom they belong.    There you  will   find   those   who   are   called     the  "skinners," the men who hover around  Wall street   and   State   street and Third  street   with   great   sleight - of   hand   in  bonds and stocks.    There   you   will find  the funeral thieves,   the   people   who cro  and sit down and   mourn   with families  and pick their   pockets. And   there 1 you  find the "confidence men," who   borrow  money of you because'they   have   a dead  child in the house and want to   bury   it,  when they   never   had   a   house   nor. a  family,or they want to goto Englandand  get a large property there, and they want  you to nay their way, and they will send  che money back by the very   next   mail.  There   are   the   "harbor   thieves,"    the  "shoplifters," the "pickpockets, "famous  all over   the cities.    Hundreds   of   them  with their   faces   in    the   "rogues'  gallery," yet doing not'hing for the lasc five  or ten   years   but   defraud   society   and  escape' justice.     When   these   people go  unarrested and unpunished, it is putting  a high premium upon    vice   and   saying  ' to the young criminals of   this   country,  "What a safe   thing    it   is to be a great  criminal " Let the law swoop upon them.  Let it be   known   in this   country   that  crime will have ho quarter; that the detectives are after it; that the police  club  is being brandished; that   the   iron door  of the prison is -being   opened; that the  judge is ready tb call the case. Too great  leniency to criminals is too great severity  to,society.  The Menace or the Idle.  Among the uprooting   and   devouring  classes in our   midst   are   the'   idle.    Of  course   I do not   refer to the people who  are  getting old or to the sick or to those  who cannot get   work, but I tell   you to  look out for those athletic men    and women   who   will   not   work.    Whon    the  French nobleman was asked why he kept  busy when he had so   large   a   property,  he said, "I keep on   engraving  so I may  ���������"not hang myself."    I   do   not   care who  the man is, he cannot afford   to be idle.  It is from the idle classes that   the criminal classes are made up.  Character, like  water,   gets   putrid   if   it   stands   still  too   long.       Who   can. wonder   that   in  this   world,, where   there   is', so   much  to   do   and    all   the     hosts   of     earth  and heaven and hell   are ��������� plunging into  the conflict   and   angels   are  flying and  God is at work and    the   universe   is a-  quake with the   inarching   and   counter  marching,   God lets his indignation   fall  upon  a man   who   chooses    idleness?    I  have   watched    these    do-nothings   who  spend their time stroking their beard and  retouching   their   toilet   and   criticising  industrious people   and   pass   their aays  and nights in barrooms and   clubhouses,  lounging and   smoking and chewing and  card playing.    They are not only useless,  but they are dangerous.    How  hard it is  for them to while   away the hours.  ��������� Alas, for them! If'they do   noc   know  how to while away an   hour,    what will  they do when they have   all   eternity on  their hands? These men for awhile smoke  the best cigars and wear the best   broadcloth and move in  the   highest   spheres,  but I have   noticed   that very soon they  come down to the prison, the.  almshouse  or stop at the gallows.  ���������   The police-stations of,two of our cities  furnish annually 300,000   lodgings.    For  the most part, these 200,000 lodgings are  furnished to ablebodied men and women  ���������people as able to .work .as   you and I  are.  When' they are received no longer at  one police station, because   they are "repeaters, '���������' they go to some other   station,  and so they keep moving "around.    They  get their   food at   house   doors, stealing  what they can lay their hands on  in the  front   basement   while   the   servant   is  spreading the   bread    in    the back basement.    They will not work.     Time   and  again,    in   the   country   districts,   they  have wanted hundreds and   thousands of  laborers.     These men will not go.    They  do not want to work.  I have tried them.  I have set them to sawing   wood   in my  cellar, to   see   whether   they   wanted to  work.    I offered to pay them well for it.  I have heard   the   saw   going  for about  three minutes, and   then   I   went down,  and lo, the wood, but no saw!  1 Mary Magdalene without her repentance  and Lazarus without his God. These are  -the "dives" into which the pickpockets  and the thieves go, as well as a gre \t  many who would like a different life,  buo cannot get it. These places are rhe  sores of the city which bleed perpetual  corruption. They are the underlying  volcano that threatens us with a Caracas  earthquake It rolls and roars and surges and heaves and rocks and blasphemes,  and dies. And there are only two out  lets for it���������the police court and the  potter's field. In other words, thoy must  either go to prison or to hell. Oh, you  never saw it, you say! You never will  see it until on the day when  gering wretches shall come  light of the judgment throne  all hearts are   being   revealed  *W  HARD  WORK    BROUGHT  SEVERE ILLNESS.  ON-A.  tnese stag-  up   in the  and while  God   will  ask you what you did to help them.  .The Honest Poor.  There is another layer of poverty and  destitution���������not so squalid, but almost  as helpless. You hear their incessant  wailing for bread and clothes and fire.  Their eyes are sunken. .Their cheekbones  .stand out. Their hands are damp with  slow consumption. Their flesh is puffed  up with dropsies. ' Their breath is like  that of a charnel house. They "hear the  roar of the wheels ��������� of fashion overhead  and the gay laughter of men and maidens and wonder why God gave to others  so much and to them so little; some of  them thrust into ,.an infidelity like that  of the poor German girl who, when told  in the midst of her wretchedness that  God was good, she said: "No; no good  God. Just look at me.' No good God."  In these American cities, whose cry of  want I interpret, there are hundreds and  thousands of honest poor who are dependent upon individual, city and state  charities. If all their voices could come  up at once, it -would be a groan that  would shake the foundations of the city  and bring all earth and heaven to the  rescue. But, for the most part, it suffers  unexpressed. It sits in silence, gnashing  its teeth, and sucking the blood of its  own arteries, waiting for   the  judgment  Jay. Oh, I should not wonder if on that  day it would be found out that some of  us had some things that belonged to  them; some extra garment which might  have made them comfortable on cold  days; some bread thrust into the ash  barrel that might have appeased u their  hunger for a little while; some wasted  candle- or gas jet that might have  kindled up their darkness; some fresco  oh the ceiling that would have given  them a roof, some jewel whioh, brought  to;that orphan, girl in time, might have  kept her from being crowded off the  precipices of an unoleau life: some New  Testament that would have told of him  who "came to' seek and to save that  which was lost!" Oh', this wave .of vagrancy and hunger and nakedness that  dashes against our front doorstep.'I wonder if you hear it and seeit as much as  I hear it and seeit!.' I have been almost  frenzied with the perpetual cry for help  from all classes and from, all nations,  knocking, knocking., ringing, ringing.  If,the roofs of all the houses' of destitution could be lifted so we could look  down'into them just as God looks, whose  nerves would be strong enough to stand  it?  And yet there they are. .  Nervous   Prostration,   Dizziness  ayd   "Extreme    Weakness���������Dr.   "Williams'    Pink ' (  1 Pills Came to H������������r Kescue Arter "Hospital"''' ������'  Treatment failed.  -, u h  '������' <-' fi  '      5.  lives   a  by dint;  Two Million Loafers.  They are the pest of society, and they  stand in the way of the Lord's poor,  who ought to be helped, and will be  helped. While there are thousands of industrious men. who cannot get any work,  these men who do not want any work  come in and make that plea. Sleeping at  night at public expense in the station  house; during the day, getting their  food at your doorstep. Imprisonment  does not scare them. They would like it.  Black well's'Island.or Moyamensing prison would be a comfortable home for  them. They would have no objection to  the almshouse, for they like thin soup,  if they cannot get mock turtle.  I like for that class of people the scant  bill of fare that Paul wrote out for the  Thessalonian loafers, "If any work nob,  neither should he eat." By what law of  God or man is it right that you and I  should toil day in an.I day out until our  hands are blistered and our arms ache  and our brain gets numb, and then be  called -upon: to support what in the  United States are about 2,000,000 loafers!  Thev are a very dangerous class. Let the  public authorities keep their eyes on  them.' ���������   v;;.'' ..   -'    .  Among the uprooting classes I place  the oppressed poor. Poverty to a certain  extent is. chastening. But after that,  when it drives a man to the wall and he  hears his children cry in vain for bread,  it sometimes makes him desperate. I  think that there are'tnousands of honest  men lacerated into vagabondism. There  are men crushed under burdens for  which they.are not half paid. While there  is no excuse for criminality, even in oppression, I state it as a simple fact that  much of the scoundrelism of the community is consequent upon ill treatment.  There are many men and women battered  and bruised and stung until the hour of  despair has come, and they stand with  the ferocity of a wild boast which, pursued until it can run no longer, turns  round, foaming and bleeding, to fight |  the hounds.  There is a vast underground city life  that is appaling and shameful. It wallows and steams with putrefaction. You  go clown the stairs, which are wet and  decayed with filth,and at the bottom you  find the poor victims on the floor cold,  sick, three-fourths dead, slinking into a  still darker corner under the gleam of  the lantern of the police. There has not  been a breath of fresh air in that room  for five years literally. There they are���������  men, women, children;   blacks,    whites:  A Holier Uaijtism.  I want you to know who are the up*  rooting classes of society. I want you to  be more discriminating in s your charities. I want your hearts open with gen-,  erosity and your hands open with charity. I want you to be made, the sworn  friends of all city evangelization, and  all newsboys' lodging houses, and all  children's aid societies. Aye, I want you  to send the Dorcas society all the cast  off clothing, that under the skillful  manipulation of the wives and mothers  and sisters and daughters these garments  may be, fitted on the cold, bare feet, and  on the shivering limbs of the destitute.  I should hot; wonder if> that hat that  you give should come back a jeweled  coronet, or that garment that you this  week hand out from your wardrobe  should mysteriously be whitened and  somehow wrought into the Saviour's  own robe, so in the last day he would  run his hand over it and say, "I was  naked and ye clothed me." That would  be putting your garments to glorious  uses.  Besides all this, I want you to appreciate in the contrast how very, kindly  1 God has dealt with you in your comfortable homes, at your well filled tables and  at the warm registers, and to have you  look at the round faces of your children  and then at the review of God's goodness  to you go to your room and lock the door  and kneel down and say: "O Lord, I have  been an ingrate! Make me thy child. O  Lord, there are so many hungry and unclad and unsheltered to-day, I thank thee  that all my life thou hast taken such  good care of me! O Lord, there are so  many sick and crippled children to-day,  I thank thee mine are . well, some of  them on earth, some of them in heaven!  Thy goodness, O Lord, breaks me down!  Take me once and forever. Sprinkled as  I was many years ago at the altar, while  my mother held me, now I consecrate  my soul to thee in a holier baptism of  repenting tears.  "For sinners, Lord, thou cam'st to bleed,  And I'm a sinner vile indeed,  Lord, I believe thy grace is free.  Oh, magnify that .grace in me!"  From the Fort William Journal  In the town of Fort   William  brave widow, who for" years has  of constant labor kept the wolf from the.,  door   and   her   little "family    together.  From morning   till   night   she toiled to  provide comforts for her   loved   ones until nature at last protested   against suoh  a constant drain on her strength,  and so  she began to lose health.    Soon the slender frame   became   unable   to   bear   its  daily load of toil, and   the   poor mother  was at .last forced to give up the unequal  contest, and become a burden   where she  had once been the chief support. Nervous  prostration, heart   disease, consumption,  and other names were given   to her "malady  by   local    physicians,    but   months  passed, during which she suffered untold  agony, without finding   any   relief from  her sufferings.    Palpitation of the heart,  dizziness, extreme pain in the chest, loss  of appetite and   nervousness   were   some  of the symntoms of the   disease,   gatherings   that   caused     excruciating     pain  formed at tho knee joints andother parts  of the body, and at lasc she   became perfectly   helpless   and   unable   to walk or  even sit up.    At   this stage  she was adr  vised   to   enter^ the   hospital,    that 'she  might have the benefit   of skilled nurses  as w?ll as best medical   treatment;    but 1  after spending some time   there   without .  obtaining any   relief   the   poor   woman  gave up all hope of   recovery   and asked  to be taken   home.    So   emaciated   and -  weak had she become   that   her   friends '  were shocked at her   appearance, ., and so  utterly hopeless was her   condition   that  >  it was like mockery to   speak   hopefully  ,  of her ultimate recovery.  What then was  the astonishment of all who   had known  her dreauf ul   condition'   to hear that she  had at last found a remedy whose  magi-  cal power at once demonstrated   the fact"  that where   there   is   life' there is hope.1-  The name of   this   remedy   that worked -?  such a wonderful change in such a short"  time was Dr. Williams' Pink   Pills, and���������  after taking five   boxes   she was,, able tow  walk about and visit   her   friends.    Her  strength gradually   but   surely returned, a  and in a few months from   the  time she  began using the medicine   she,* was able  to resume her'work.    The subject of this  article,    Mrs.    Jane    Marceille.    is   well  known,   and   her   youthful and healthy  appearance to-day   causes   people   to exclaim���������wonders   will  never   cease.   >Sbe  attribute- her   restoration to her family,  r r  solely to the virtues to be found in Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills.and her experience^"  she hopes, may put some other sufferer  on the right road to health.  1   >'  This great remedy enriches and purifies the blood, strengthens tbe nerves,  and in this way goe* to the root ot dis-  ease, driving it from the system, and  curing when other remedies fail.  Every box of the genuine Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills has1 the trade mark on tlie  wrapper around the box, and the pur-r  chaser can protect himself from imposition by refusing all others. Sold by. all-  dealers at 50 cents a box or six-boxes  $2.50  *V*3*I  mm  Wi  m.  . - V  iHI  iHI  liii  i^x'vRIOW-  ���������M  .?-/  il&f'k  iC  -J  for  To he Expected.  Molly���������Were you very indignant when  he kissed you?  Dolly���������Indignant? You should have  seen mel I was up in arms at once.  The proprietors of Parmelee's Pills are  constantly receiving letters similar to the  follbwing.which explains itself. Mr. John  A. Beam, Waterloo, Ont., writes: "I  never used any medicine that can equal  Parmelees Pills for Dyspepsia or Liver  and Kidney Complaints. The relief experienced after using them was wonderful." As a safe family medicine Parmelee's "Vegetable Pills can be given in all  cases requiring a Cathartic.  A Woman's Idea.  First Fair Creature���������What do they do  In these bucket shops?  Second F. C. ���������Water stocks, I suppose.  Minard's Liniment the best Hair Restorer.  There never was, and never will   be,   a  universal panacea, in one remedy, for all  ills to which flesh is heir���������the very nature,  of many curatives  being such that   were'  the germs of other and differently seated-  diseases rooted   in   the- system ��������� of'the  patient���������what would   relieve   one .ill  in  turn   would   aggravate   the   other.   <We  have, however,  in Quinine   Wine,   when  obtainable   in    a    sound    unadulterated ���������  state, a remedy for many and greyious.ills.  By its   gradual   and   judicious   use,   the  frailest .systems are led into convalescence  and strength, by the influence which Qui- ���������  nine exerts on Nature's own restoratives.  Itrelieves the drooping spirits   of   tlfose  with whom a chronic state of morbid jdes-���������  pondency and lack of interest in  life .is  a_  disease, and, by tranquilizing the nerves,,  disposes to sound and refreshing   sleep-  imparts vigor to the action of the   blood,"  which, being stimulated, courses througli-: ���������  out the veins,   strengthening the healthy .  animal functions of the system,  thereby ���������-.  making    activity   a    necessary,    result, ,  strengthening the frame, and giving life  to the" digestive organs, which naturally^  demand increased substance���������result, improved appetite.    Northrop & Lyman of  Toronto, have given to  the   public their  superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate,  and, gauged by the opiuion of  scientists,  this wine approaches nearest perfection of  any in the market.    All druggists sell it. .  1999 A. D.  "Mr.   Tapper,"    said   the     twentieth-  century business woman to her handsome  typewriter, "I am   sorry   that, after this....  week I must get along without you."  The young man burst into'"''fcear6. ���������'���������'"'       '  "You cannot mean it!" he sobbed.  "Alas,   yes.   Last   night my  husband,  found one of your hairs on my coat."  Minard's Liniment for''Rheumatism.     ���������   -  .t  ������������������'ft:-'  y-h ' HjilAm fc*v4r.i JA*f.V-to.,������ i -������  ���������\>,  '������^.nrTwKMaBaftBacaaaaMa^^  ���������awaaa&TWtMTaaaa^ft^a&gaaa^^  li ���������  I*  li "''  li- *  HAYE TDTJ -Bill.  TZECIE 1898  REGAL  pErFp.ctiorf  Unapproachable  in   Design,   Finish'and  Seiing Points. '  Has a Patented Draw-out Grate Feature  . Second to None as a Baker and  Cooker,  Entirely New Flue Construction.  Will work where others Fail.  Most Economical on  Fuel.  Wry, Easy to Manage.  Get one of these   Ranges  and  see  how  ' much it is ahead of all others.  Evety,.Cqoking Stove fully Cuaranteed,  , All Casting.,kept on hand.  Write for Catalogue.  AUCTIONEER  SOLE AGENT.  NANAIMO, B.C  PERSONAL.  Aid. Kilpatrick has gone to W llington to  attend the funeral of his father.  Mr! E.' P  Eckstein left on.a business trip  .   oa the City **i Nauauno Ftid.y moraine.  Mr. F.   D. Little, superintendent of the  Uuion Collery Oo. left tor Victoria lass Frl-  'day. . .���������  - Miss Laura Abrams and Mrs. Ben West-  wood, returned last week from a visit to Van  couver.     -'  Mrs". (Dr.) -Westwood took passage on the  City of Naaaimo for Nduaiino and Victoria  pn Friday.  Mrs. Nat Lambert has gone  E ist,  and -  Mr; Lambert is supposed to bs  "ma..in*" hi*  way north.  -Mrs Tho. Cairno of Comox, who has ."wen  niiting friends in Vancouver ������uv^r,ii weeka,  retarced last Wednesday.  LOCAlfS.  Tbe H. M. S. Phaeton is at Com ox Bay.  Mr. Dave Joues of Courtney Iirj.oi.i <ut  - bis soda and oottlig businetis  to   Mr.   John  Piket,  The sidewalk next to the Second street  bridge, has been rendered safe by the addi  tion of a railing.  A souvenir of the new Parliment Buildings  was sent by the Minister of Education to every pnpil of public schools in the Province.  t Peacey & Co. have taken out the partition,  in their drug store .greatly enlarging it. A  new coat of paint and a nice pattern of wall  paper add. much to its appearnce.  Mr O.H.' Feehner's show window has been  enolosed by another window making a splendid glass room for plants, also birds aad animals which have been made life-like in  appearance by his art as a taxidermist.  For the Best Patterns in Air-t i g h t  Stoves, go to the Union Store.  HORNBY  Weather has been usually mild and farmers predict early spring.  The rush to Klondike is plainly indicated  hce by the numorons vessels passing the island. Lately the schooner Baltic of Fairaa-  ven, heavily laden with lumber, sought  shelten in Ford's cave. She was bound fur  Skagway.  Mr. William Ford, with the yacht Thistk-  around from Fort Rupert aad Shoal B-vy, on  Sunday night, after expereincing a stormy  passage. He reports the Shoal B.y mini-  will be actively worked in the epring.  Asaongst thote who will go to the Klondike from here is Mr. Geo. Heatherbet,  who .will take passage on the Islander wi th  his brother.  On account of the want of better steamboat facilities voters here are turning Oppose won or Liberal; also at Qualicam.    This is  a little strange as it is the (Liberal) Dominion government which is alone responsible.  *$t tho Dominion government would provide  for moro frepuent and regular mail service  that would make a good steamboat servxo���������-..  The   Provincial   government*,  has  ���������nofca&r.u.  whatever to do with it.    Jt is quite doferent  however with  the  STfusalrnc-Oomox  trunk  road for want of which the local government is solely responsible. But we hope  that will be remedied before the election.  The estimates will be down in a few diys,  and we are told work will, be ouahed iu the  ' arly spring. If this is carried out promptly  much will be forgiven. Zeb.  .NOTICE  NOTICE is hereby j>iv. n that application  will he in de to the -Ltgi la ive Aviin^j of  the Province of Br-.ich Columbia, at its  present -eation, for an Act to incorporate a  CouipaLy wi h po������t tr to ������jou.sti-uct, .-quip,  oparax i>y any kind or ku:dn of motive power, and maintain either a standard or a, it row  gauge railway for the purpobe of conveying  paH������en^x.r8 and freight, lucludiug dli i. ind������  of merchandise, from a pouv. on Kramal;la-  let -'oust D scrict by the mo.>t direct and  eaaible r:-ute to ;i pom at or near Hazeltou  ou ,i.. ������$ .eciia Xtiver, Cassiur Di^dic*, B.u-  ish ohiu'loa, with ^o������������er to oiuuu uc". o-  q>iip, operate nd mi in tain nn.h limn a d  'all i.cCJSbaiy roads, bnu^.u, wiy.s h-rrn-s,  wtiarv������:s. clocks amtcoul buin.ei-o; and with  po>.er to limit, 0-������n, tqu:p, opt-iv. o ami  maintain telegraph and lulepiioue line i iu  connection witn 8<tid railway and biauches,  .und to curry on a geiibtal express business.-.,  and to buiid'uiid operate ������.ll kin.in of plant  for the purpose of huppiyiug light, i ea , e-  Uciici-y or any kind of uiot vujjuwer; nd  v>itr������ puvfer to vxpropiate jaima for tins purples of the Comp.iuy, aud to acquire lands,'  bonuses, piivileaea <->r o trier aif.s trom any  Government, municipality or other' pu- noa.i  or bodien corporate; aud to make traff-c or  other arraugeineutd with railway, steamboat  or other compan os; and with power to build  wagon roada to be used, in the construction  of .such railway, and u advance of the name.  and to hvy and Collect tolls from ail patties  ui-ing and on all freight piissiug over auy of  such roads bfilt by the Company, whether  built before or after the construction of the  railway; and with all other usual, cececsary  or incidental or conducive to the attainment  of lhe above objects or any of them.  Dated at the City oi  Victoria   the   14th  day of.February. A. D  1S98. ' , '  BODWJflLL & DUFF. ������  tSioicttors for Applicants.  UMOI SHIPPING.  Feb. 14.    The Islander took 190  tons  of  fuel; bound for Dyoa.  "      15     Tug Tepic ieft^v.ith 261 tons of  coal and 131 Ions coke for C. P.  R--  "     16     Humbolt from Dyt-a  took  159  tons of fuel; bound for San Fran-  cisoo. , ���������  '  "       17.    Tug Lois, 215 ton.^ of   coal for-  C. P. R  "     18,    Rapid Transit, 240 tons of coai  C. P. R.  "      21.    Weill  gfon left with 2600 tons  of coal for, Frisco.  "     22.    Ran  Mateo  due to  day.    The  Parkebau  and Cleveland  from  Alaska, are due.  '    NOTICE  During my temporary absence Mr.Ken-  neth Grant will conduct for me the under  taking  business.    Orders left at my rest-*  dence   on   J.larypori Avenue will receive  prompt auention.    P.O. Box No 5  Cumberland, Jan. 29. 98.   Alex. Grant.  cc������truaiaa?gTk."tf bj^t-^.^j^jj^j. ������-_-it7 ^?*x ������-���������>^ra|i.> v-f<Tr, r,r/7T> -vi-trr"-"������������������  Espmalij fe teaima *Ey.  Time   Table   No.    29,  i    *  To Lake effect at, 7 a.m.  on Thnraday  Nov.  4th   1897.    Trains, run on i'uei'ic .  .,  ,Standard time.  GOING .NORTH���������Read down.  - Wedding   presents.    See   the   stock  new) ol silverware at l.eiser's.  ���������*4*&JB**aMwmrtmrm\L**m7^*^i*m*trm,*n3^^^*MWui9BV3Mmmii������MMm  CONCERT.  .-^���������IN AID   OF-���������  Trinity- iGtyiirdti  V\/ilS   Be  Given   Monday  Evening,   Feb.   28th,   at  Cumbenan5 l3all  A  Full  Orchestra   Wiil   Be  In Attendance.  (Boob Singing, "Recitations,  , 1Rcaoing3,   Cbairtafcen  ' - ���������" -      at S p. tn.  , Admission 25c  NOTICE  A meeting of tlie creditors of A. C. Fui  ton v,ill he held at ti"M; Courtenay 'House  on \V x.'.'nei-day th'e i6ib inst.  Comox, Feb. 5th. 1S9S.  A.   Urquhart,   Trustee.  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Ntinttinio for Vjctorin,.  .    |   8 ^G    |    8.38  Lv, WoliingLoofor Victoria   |   H.'io    |-   3."25  For rates and informnt.ion apply   at Com-.  pn������yV������ oftiec8,  A. 1)QNSM UIR, JOSEPH HUNTER.'  President. Oen'l Snpt  H.K.PJUOR.  ������������ii. Freight, and PaseonKej- Act,  f ������IR    SU%JB  FOR SALE.���������My house and two   lots  in"  the village of Courtenay.'   '���������  K. Grant, Union.  ''  ���������j^OR SALR. RANqR-One roiloand a  -*- half from Union, contains 160 aeieu  and will be disposed of at a low Jigurt-. Enquire of-.) AM������S A"BK,\MS."  - For.Sale.���������Tlie dwelling'house and  lot on*,M'>rvport avenue bclonjjini, to,Mr  J. S. Kendall. The houL-e isii storev,"  , well built, good well of waier and' garden  L01 is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Appl\ to M. Whitney, Nlws Office.  ���������W\ O N E Y   to loan upon improved  real estate. L. 1'. Eckstein.   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