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Array ,\%  s-4  /i >  i0  r'J  1/  N-0^22. ' UtflO-M    COMbX- -QtSTRIC  '"' '"-' '"���������-  STRICT,    B.    G.;f TUESDAY   ;FEB.Qth,    1897.    $2.00   PER   ANNUM:  IT.  I* f>  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,    sal-  mon bellies, -  Mackerel,  . 1 .    '1 - ' i       11 <?.:,'.  1   o- ' -v- ~        *��������� 1 r  .    '���������'        . ��������� ,.    .-.    etc.-.--'.   ��������� . : .      -,*'.���������  Shipping Supplies  Show Us  A successful merchant and we will show, you  ''a   man who  keeps'thoroughly posted-.arjd  watches the. cost of, every single article he  purchases.  -.. >  '    f.xrt  JS*i*     '  Sams Rala Appl ies to  %  That's the reason the women of Union use  our prices as a standard for what-they should  pay for goods elsewhere.  PRICES   ON    APPLICATION    AT:  t 1  YPiLL SUITS  katest'by W^e  "" ��������� By Elections  Bradford,   Ont.i Feb.'   <..'    Chas.'   B. ���������  Heyd, Liberal,'Was elected  yesterday for  South''Brant, by a majority  of 381;  the  vote being   Heyd  3,655; Henry,  Conser  vative, 2, 274.  Beaverlori, Feb. 4-    Duncan Graham,  Liberal was electedHn North  Ontario bv  a vote of a, 145 ">,3C.52'-  ,Orilia, Feb. 5'."-East   Simco;returned  Bennett, Conservative, by,a vote of 3;494  r> * *  to 312. ,  Broke Through The-Ice'  Nebraska  City.   Vive  children , rang  ing in age from 8 to 15 years, broke thro'  the ice  while skating-  on   a  pond' and .  were drowned   The bodies , were  recov  ered near together. * . ,  ���������' '    ." Oil Tank Explosion .  Chicago, Feb.6.' The power house of  the Chicago' railway narrowly* escaped  destrcuction last night by explosion of a "  large oil tank; The chief engineer may  die.- Several others are burned. The  engineer went'to the tank'opening it and  thursting:alai-itean down. An explosion  followed.     ' y 7- -  , C 4  Ship.Yards. Burned '  Glasgow, Feb? ���������*������.   The ship  yards at  .Cdwen were burned to the ground * this  morning. - Loss 50,000 pounds. .Four  thousand people  have been   thrown , out  , of employment."   -'j   ,.-  >    K: . From Johannesburg     ,  '. There is a. rumor current "in  London  that- serious;|dist:urbances. have   taken  place in Johannesburg..  ....Bomb-ay, F.ejj, 6. -iAccording^to ;the,of  ^..aa./returns th^'liwe. -been ������093 cases ���������  of plii^e'and'iS^deaths'to date.  - * - Instantly Killed  Xflad named Albeit Auld was/hstan-  ly killed at Victoria by being knocked  down by a runaway team. The team  w.is at Chinatown delivering coal. It  became frightened at the explosion of fire  cracker., and in spite of the strenuous ex  ertions of the driver the  horses bolted,  SWEETHE-VRT   KILLS  Chicago, Feb.4.' Julian Sheehan was  shot and killed by her sweetheart, Joseph  Cronin, who who was handling a doubled  barrelled shotgun, which he didn't know  was loaded.  Spanish Defeat  Key West.     General   Rivierie  had   a  & Moore,  .    .   Genehal Merchants and Butchers,  UNION ancl COURTENAY,        ;. - B.  C  Trip trj Chinatown,  AT  Tempting   Prices   at  :p. iDTJisrnsrE's  You will, find in my selection of this  fall's goods bargains never offered you  *    before.      Fine   black   worsted    suit  $35,00,  nice nobby Scotch  suits.. $25-00  And  Overcoats From  $2000    up.  LOCALS  Coal Oil $1.55 per tin at Leiser's,  Ontario apples at MbPhee and Moore's.  The County Court will be resumed at  Union, Feb. 10th.  Men's new styles in Hard and. Soft  riats at Leiser's.  It ia said Rev. Mr. Baer, who is well  known here, has invented an improvement  ���������a the typewriter, whioh promises to be  very valuable.  ���������A fine assortment of Naval and  Japan oranges, California lemons at  McPhee & Moore's.  Mr. J. P- Davis was not included in the  warrant issued against certain parties for  sailing diseased maafc, and denies all knowledge of the parpose  for which it was used.  Fresh  Eastern Oysters at the  Union Stoke. .^^  Subscribe for THE  NEWS $2.oc   per  annum.  The K.   of P.  ball at Courtenay  was a  pleasant affair,   quite a number  going from'  Union.   The supper provided.by the McCal-  lumu in highly praised; ifc could not  have  been better.  ���������Cook Stoves for coal at McPhee and  Moores.  The   Hospital  Concert  will   be given'at  Piket's Hall on  Monday  evening  Feb:22d,  at 7:30 and will be  under the  management  of Mr. Louis Howell, and the best talent in  Union will be enlisted in it3 support.  Buy your sugar at Lsiser'a $5.25 per cw  We have received the   first number of the  Daily  Mail  of  Nanaimo.    We   doubt   thfl  , wisdom of the venture, as we do not believe  that  city  can support  two   daily  papers.  However the  management begin   widely by  Btarcin^ with a  small .'sheet  and   trying to  keey within  their  receipts.    .Mauy a paper  iu this way ha:; been tn-ide a saccea3.  Received at Willards, a fine line of  bng  gy whipii, rangingor from 15 to 25 cents.  skirmish with the troops of Col.   De Lo-  mes' cavalry 50 miles northwest of   Hava  na and defeated the Spaniards.  Vancouver, News  A monster mass -meeting was held last  night to consider the   Chinese   question.  There were many prominent speakers on  the anti-Chinese side, and only Rev. Mr.  Irving spoke in favor of the  Chinese, us  ing such strong and   emphatic  language  that he narrowly escaped being  mobbed  by the more hot headed present.    Strong  resolutions  were   p.issed   which   will  be  sent to Ouowa.    The petitions now have  over 5000 names.  'Nanaimo News .  Feb. 6.    The   Poultry   Show   opened  here Tuesday.    The  exhibit   was not as  large as  last  year,   but was very  good.  ' The attendance was  quite  large.    On  the whole the Show was a  great success.  Mr. Ashworth's house on   the five acre  lots was burned  to  the .ground.    It was  but lightly insured.  Dociles' bakery, Wellington,  was part  ly burned yesterday; loss about $140; in  sured.  The result of the clean up on the Duke  of York has not yet been made  public.  With regard to shipping the bark'Wil-  ��������� na has arrived.    At Wellington the High  land Light, and ships   Occident..!, Orien-  dental, and Columbia have arrived.   The  J. C. Potter is due.  Miners Act Sustained ���������.'  Victoria, Feb. 6. The full court, con  sis'tins of Justices ������rake, Walkem, and  McColl, this morning declared the Coal  Miners' Regulation Act which prevents  the employment of Chinese in .���������-lines under ground, to be constitutional. A long  written decision was handed down.  The day after Chinese New Year, when  the terrible din of fire-crackers and tomtoms  had partially 'sub-ided, was chosen to visit re  portorially the rambling sbaokly extension  to the town ef Uuion. <  , Thirst store was , Wing Cheng's where  were gathered a few' Chinamen; as it was  about their meal hour, Wing Chong was  not communicative; bat answered questions,  most-'-unsatisfactorily. The picture of a  gaily attired Chinaman, of high degree,  attended by two pages was pinned on the  ' board partitions; beneath the picture was a*  table on  which were  flowers, fruit and two  TV  burning tapers. , .  ���������   Not finding Wing Chong, a cordial  peraon, 1 crossed, on the advice  of my guide,  .Master R. Abrams, to Tai Yon'.:    Here the  combined odors of smoke, the butcher  shop  Chinese  lilUes and . gracious  knows  what,  compelled a very short stay.    The 'same pic  ture adorned the   rude   wall   as at   Wing  Cheng's.    Tai Yon is a sickly  looking Chir  naman, who seemed to be struggling against  a disposition to be friendly;  but the atmosphere prevented my  attempting   any  overtures of sec-ability; so I" crossed  back   to  the opposite side, and was. ushered into Cnar  .lie Sing   Kee's  store.  -Here; waa  a   very  much cleaner  place  than I had yet seen.  Sing W and a - "cousin" of his  were most  hospitable;   wine,;, nuts   and^.tire-crackers  were handed me.   .Here,>o, Ifound, Mr.,.  l^S^i'd^:>di>>^������������^ work'   d������ubtle������8'��������� .-*  The picture- of, the ---roiling , Mandarin dec.,  -rated- this establishment   also,1 and I was  told   by "the   ������-cousin", it  represented   the  Chinese Prime Minister,   who  preceded Li  Hung Chang, and who "was belly good man;  ao samee Li Hung  Chang. "He also told of  Li Hung Chang's dishonest means of acquiring his great  fortune.    I thought he rather  admired the canning and finesae of tbe great  stalemau, but   Mr.   Logan more charitably  bdlieved he disapproved it.  I was shown great oranges, larger than  the largest pears and shaped like-them; they  have a tragr-uit smell, bat are almost tasteless, ,and tough to eat.  The queer nuts which are likedates when  cracked, and contain a seed, are such mis-  leading things; you eat one and think bow  fine another, and hew sickeana; !  To tne children were passed a tray with  funny looking little brown beans, and  candy I?) like vermacelli.  "There's another down, the track," said  my guide, aud down the track we proceeded Wn.it a -.urpriae to see how far China-  ,owu exveuda 1 We p sued thro' a narrow  alley-va-, jever^wnere were the remains of  exploded fire crackers, tne ground being  ���������'painted red" with them.  The  Chinese watch one  furtively,    and  with distrust.    To the left after leaving the  R. R. track, we turned and were soon  at  Tom Sing's.    Four men sat at a round table  taking   t..eir   evening  meul: the door   had  barelv opened when a thin Chinamau, attired in a turban and heliotrope  silken   robe,  "Zun," rose, stepped behind the   counter,  set our, two glasses, "hsky" and   "alelly"-  whisky and -merry.    We thanked  him  and  said we hud t'-sied ������ome  sielly   at Charley  Slug Kte's; but he iiihisted "-jlelly no hurt"  '������������������He vanished  into   au  iuner  room  and   we  rudely   watched' the  men  at  table.    How  ueft-i aud  du.u-.tdy   th������se   fellows  handled  the long, black chop -.ticks.    A china spoon  was held uuder  the   food  conveyed  to   the  mou-h, aud 1 confess I have seen very many  wno call themsulvex. refined, and are 'oousid-  d  civilized'who   mii-ht   with   bonefit   to  from the de-ik standing near it,  bat fortunately  hitting  noone.    Ma  Dong   says   he   ;  thinks it was '"a very bid   Chiuaman,   who  like to kill somobody." ' '      ,,,->,  '  As it was growing dark we started home*'  ward, and met stragling groups of Chinese.,  returning from the mines.    The faces of tbe  -  most stupid looking brightened when I said  as   I   passed,   " Happy New Year 1"    All'  seemed to .understand the salutation.  In front of all the houses,  even the moat  squalid, were fancy paper lanterns of many t  quaint designs .,   ,  Let any one who has -��������� not,- take   a trip  '  through Chinatown,   and he will think Union's population is largely celestial.,    -    -  u   >       r      I  fle Was Good'-For It.  ,;'   Oae evening last week I stept into Mr.  Hamburger's store.    Tw������ young men���������not,  ���������ery young men were at the counter.  . One li  them wanted  a pair of   pants and the other  ; wanted to go security. They were strangers,v  having the week before come up on one of-  the boats.    It was about 8,o'clock,~and Mr. ,  Hamburger .diplomatically   said:   "Yes, of ,  course, you are good for it,   but you  better  come in the morning.-;. ���������  .  ���������.'This is a  blame��������� town if I oan't  get a -'  pair of pants,. oTn >tick.    I tell you I'm good  for it," striking hir, breast in artragic manner. ~ "I'm good, ������f or it," repeated   one of  "-������������������"��������� x*1 ������ I.- '    y- "    l  them as he disappeared.   . '  Quickly it was   discovered' he  had been ���������.  .good,for   it, for, sure--enough .they, had  "swooped it."   \ - \    ';     ������������������"***,  , That nighty the fellow who ; had taken  ''charge of of the pants was' politely 'invited  up to'the" government j boardingii' house xto  lodge, and the "next day Judge Abrama1 decided he was good for three month in the  common jail at Nanaimo. His name waa  given as Wm. Glenn. ^   <-  BIRTHS.  DONEY ���������At  Union,   Feb. 1 to Mr. and  Mrs. John Doney, a daughter.  DEATHS  Doney. ��������� At Union, Feb. 5th, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Doney.  CHARITY  CONCERT  Cumberland  Hall   Monday Evening,  February 22nd,  1897   Chair Seats aa   far   as   Practicable.  In aid of the   Union   and  Comox District Hospital.  SPLHDIB  ere..     theinselvtis and gratification to t-.ose who  sit at table with them, gain from the derided Chinaman a few hint.- on decency in eating. 3        -LU fill   A  To ii Sing re-appeared with papers nllea  with nuts, wr.ich he presented to each of us  We next visited Mah Wah's store, man-  aged by his nephew, Ma Dong, a bright  young fellow who speaks very good English  He was urofude in his regrets that he had  no appropriate present for us, notwithstanding I xiasmed him   I  was  after  items,   not  presents.  On Monday morning about one o'olook, as  Mah Wah and Ma Dong were receiving  their New Year's callers, a shot was fired  thro' the window, knocking the ink  bottle  Under the  Management  /AR.  HOWB'LLfi.  ��������� ������-  ' JL7  . ������������������ %\  '- -m  .  '.; '���������'il  ���������if  ' ^yl\  a   .-\y\  x rtr'   * **M  .  *. "?'|  ..  * v.'*r  ���������* "������*" *im  ��������� > iy.  i -"'^Va  Tickets,       50 cents  SUBSCRIBE TO  PER ANNUM.  The News    $2.00  M  imann ji/awf.r.-t-.-i-ii.. . .v -=-Vr...,ri . |Y..     ^m���������er -,���������\mm-mm nnr  }������������������"  .'.  I"  o  The Weekly News.  M.    WHITNKY,    Publisher.  UNION BRITISH COLUMBIA.  "Poisoned by harn sandwiches: Forty  . persons made ill fit a fashionable wedding anniversary," is the heading over  a Pennsylvania dispatch in a Chicago  newspaper. Ham sandwiches at a  fashionable'function! What is the East  coming to?  li .'ill in such a mellow condition marked  his defeat. In 1S55 all the preliminaries of a duel wore made to take place  between liim and B. Gratz Brown on  the land of Gen. Minor, just east of Jefferson City, at sunrise, which was amicably arranged by mutual friends at 2  o'clock in the morning prior to that  time."  The Missouri Legislature proposes lo  make football a felony.    Inasmuch as  ��������� the game, as sometimes played, appears  to include the principles of prize lighting, assault and battery, assault with  'intent to do bodily injury, assault   to  ��������� commit murder' and mayhem, the Missouri lawmakers may uot be so far out  of the way.  Probably the -finest collection . of  -clocks in, the world is at Buckingham  Palace, but it is rivaled b3;' that Mio  Princess of Wales has gathered at  Sandringham. They are her pet hobby,  ancl now she has over 100 in a variety  of styles and sizes. (The difficulty of  making them all agree is the greatest  drawback she has in their possession.  When the Tennessee exposition opens  at Nashville next May its most striking  feature will be a development of tlie  Ferris' wheel idea. The wheel will be  as large as the one 'in Chicago, but instead, of resting on fixed towers it is to  be moved by electricity along a circular  elevated track!. Passengers will face  every point of the compass in succession. The'highest point reached by the  circular railroad is 200 feet.  A sensible theatrical firm ��������� in New  York City owning many traveling attractions has determined to confine its  advertising hereafter to the columns  of newspapers. It is safe to predict  that it will not lose a dollar by abandoning the bill boards. The latter form  of advertising., is most expensive and  has proved anything but effective. The  rivalry in business] has led managers  .to indulge' in lithographs costing a fortune to print and paste. Some of these  are beautiful from au art standpoint,  but they .do not ''draw." Besides the  enormous cost of lithographing nnd  printing there is the expressngc, the  handling by local bill posters and the  seats given in exchange for window  privileges. There is no doubt that much  of the'money, thus .."-pent is-practically  thrown away or that the plain "display  ad", in the newspaper is better than the  most beautiful picture ever 'drawn:  ���������a<  A Brooklyn Congressman, who is going to introduce a bill making the metric system the national standard of  weights and measures, says that by its  adoption 15,000,000 years of human life  can be saved each generation, as it will  relieve school children, merchants,  clerks and scientists of so much strain  on the braiii. He will have to make  allowance for the tax on the brain in  understanding the new system, which  is not the easiest thing in the workl to  a nation drilled in the old standard.  A jury at Portland. Oregon, took only  five minutes' to decide that a doctor  was entitled to his. fee;of .Sl.OOO for  attending Mrs. Katherine B. Verdier,  although he admitted that the work he  did took^pniy a few minutes. The doctor also stated frankly that ho would  perform, the same services for a poor  person for a very much smaller fee. The  jury evidently accepted the view of the  doctor's lawyers, who contended that a  professional fee should rise in proportion to the patient's ability to pay.  The   entire  population   of    Prussia,  which includes the .provinces wrested  from Poland, Denmark and Saxony, as  well as the seized Kingdom of Hanover, counts up for both sexes, 31,491,-  209.   Of males thero are 15.475,202;, females,  10,016,007.    In Berlin,   the increase o������yfemales is especially* marked,  the  increase _ being  two  and one-half  time's that of men. In the Eastern provinces���������Posen ancl Silesia���������the increase  of men is much greater than that   of  women..   This may be laid to .the fact  that tlie new census was taken in summer, when many Poles from .Russian  and Austrian Poland come into Prussia  to work in the fields during the  harvest months.   The relatively small surplus in Prussia of females over males,  viz., 540,S05, may also be ascribed in  part to the'stoppage of emigration to  the United States since 1S92.   This affects more men than women, since men  emigrate more readily than women.  IngeraoU.  Robert G. IngersoII  as a youth was not-a  phenomenon of eloquence. .One- day his  teacher'directed him to  deliver a declamation.  Robert selected a poem  beginning:  A  little bird, sits on the  telpgniph wire,    -  And flitters and. chlttcrs  (.nd folds Its wings.  He appeared before  his audience, and began boldly:  A  little "bird  sits on rthc  telegraph  wire   Then   he , forgot  the  rest.   He tried it again:  A  little bird ( sits on the  telegraph' wire '  That ���������    was   < all      he  could remember.    Once  more he thundered:  A   little bird   sits on  the  . telegraph wire   and fled, from the stage.  He laughs' about it now  and says:  "That was forty or fifty years ago. I guess  the little bird is sitting  oh the wire yet."  Talmaf><*.  T. DeWitt Talmage as  a boy did not show evidence of a theological  turn of mind. , On ono'  occasion he was very  restless in church, and  his parents had ��������� grave  doubts of his paying  much attention to the  sermon. The preacher  spoke on the words:  "An angel came down  from heaven and took  a live coal from the altar." Reaching home,  tho parents asked then-  son:     ,  "Did   you   hear   the*  sermon?"  "Yes."  "Can you repeat the  text?"  - '  ' "Of course."  "Let us hear you." ���������  , Young" Talmage triumphantly quoted:'"An  Ingun came,down front  New Haven and'pulled ,  a live, colt from the halter."     '   "   ,  Irving. ,r : "Depi-w.  nenry Irving once Chauucey Depew lias  took part in a school - great renown as an af-  dialogue, entitled, ������������������'Tho - ter-dinner speaker,, and  Little Philosopher," iu  which a lad is questioned by a benevolent  ��������� old gentleman. Anion,-;  the questions asked are  the following:  "What do ' you do  when it rains?"-  -"I get under a tree  for shelter."  "And what do you do  when you^ure hungry?"  "I, sometimes eat 'a  raw turnip."  Irving studied his  lines for weeks.  The hous-e was  crowded The dialogue  progressed satisfactorily until the question  was asked:  "What do you do  when'it rains?"  ' When' Irving proudly  replied: *  ���������"* "I   sometimes ' eat   a  raw turnip."--  is never at a loss for a  good story or a witty  retort. There is a great  deal of, preparation  about Depew's. jokes,  but many'of his bright  sayings are spontaneous and tho result of  the inspiration of the  moment.  When a boy Depow  was a slow and exasperating reader. One  day lie was all tangled ,  up over the phrase,  "My yoke is easy and  my burden is light.','  His teacher thundered  at him:'  "Read that again, sir;  you're all wrong."   /  ���������  Chauucey flashed' at   Greece her "knees  the phrase  with great    r The     old     professor  Roosevelt.  Theodore ��������� Roosevelt-  was not'a fluent- orator,,  when young, and'.old-,  playmates delighVto.ru-'  late his' experience ,, at"  a school exhibition-ivith -  that stirring poem'her'  ginning:  At midnight ta his guard- ~  ed tent '   ���������  The Turk lay dreaming  lag of the hour      '  When Greece, her knee*'  In suppliance bent,  Should  tremble  at   his.  power."  Roosevelt got, as  far  as '  When.     Greece,       her  knees    ,   '  Then his memory failed, and he repeated:    -.-  Greece her knees   ' His memory stub-"  bornly refused to work,v  Once more he shouted '  desperately :  vigor, and shouted:  "My  burden  is   easy  and my joke is light'."  ,  In   the   laugh   which  followed   the   teacher's  . anger evaporated.  looked over, his spectacles and encouragingly  remarked: "Grease her'  knees once more, Thco-"'  dore; perhaps she'll go  then."  Referring to the proposed experiments with horseless mail wagons by  the New York postoffice department.  Harper's Weekly says if they are found  cheap and efficient their introduction  for other purposes may be expected to  follow at once. It was only about a  month ago that the electric and steam  -wagons in England got the privilege  of unrestricted use of the highways.  Now word comes from London that fifteen large factories in England are at  work on this class of vehicles, nnd that  London is likely to swarm with them  by next spring. American manufacturers are ready to rush into the same  field.' and only wait for the hour to  strike.  The microscsope seems likely to again  prove the arbiter of destiny in a murder  trial in New York, whore the life of  George Buckley, a'.Coney-Island iish-  ermari, hangs upon the identity in color',  texture and other minute - details, of  three hairs found clutched in tbe dying  grasp of Mrs. Charlotte Sanderson,  found murdered on the island last October. ..As she fell before, the. hatchet.  blows of her unknown assailant she evidently grasped-bis beard. Some vague  suspicion attaching to Buckley, who  lived near by, the police managed to  secure some of his hairs, and expert  examination seems to prove that they  match tlie three held by the dead hand.  This, joined to other circumstantial  evidence, seems likely to fix the crime  upon him and bring upon him the murderer's doom.  In a sequestered spot,in Mount Mora  Cemetery of St.- Joseph, Mo., with  scarcely a vestige of a marking, is the  grave of Robert M. Stewart, one of the  early Governors of the State of Missouri. Neglected and seemingly forgotten, the grave of Gov. Stewart is noticeable and discernible only by a small  slab which any. marble cutter would  give for the asking. Upon this piece of  marble is cut in an awkward "manner  the name of the man who lies buried  beneath. Col. John Doniphan appeals  to the people of St. Joseph -to erect a  suitable monument to his memory. He  says that "at the nomination of Mr. Lincoln in 1S64 he had been selected by  party whips for the position of Vice  President, aud would no doubt have received the nomination and, in the light  of future events, occupied the position  held by Andrew Johnson, but, unfortunately for his fame, lie celebrated in  anticipation and his appearance in the  The decision of a meeting of mothers  held somewhere recently to eliminate  Mother Goose from the nursery curriculum will possibly not be accepted as  final aud authoritative by all mothers  in different parts of the country.    We  have no doubt that'these excellent ladies were overburdened with reasons,  psychological'and pedagogical, for their  stern derogation- of    the    traditional,  rights of childhood, and that they could  argue down any opposing opinions with  neatness, if not with dispatch.   Doubtless the principles  of philosophy  and  humanity are violated repeatedly in the  pages of that volume which has been  tlie literary pabulum of youth for so  many  generations.      For  it,   in  their  calendar, will be substituted nice, circumstantial and  strictly   truthful  accounts of the germination of the seed,  the evolution of the egg into the bird,  the transformation of the steam  into  water ancl back again, the revolution of  the planets in their orbits and other  useful,  scientific  and  incontrovertible  facts-    From the hoi-izon of childhood  Simple Simon, Betty Pringlo. the Man,  'in the South, and Little Nan Etticoat  will disappear, and even the King of  France, who marched up the hill, etc.,  will make.his entries and exits in an  expurgated form, with    all    doubtful  points impartially discussed.    For the  irrelevant converse of Tommy Snooks  a.ud Betsey Brooks we shall have imaginary" conversations between  teacher and' pupil, or between mother and  child, ancl the delightful and inconse-  ��������� quent vagaries  of ,Mother Hubbard's  dog will be relegated to a limbo, where  Santa' Claus,- Jack ..and the Beanstalk,  ancl the Man in the Moon may be expected to follow-them speedily.   For the  sake of psychology and the moral ancl  intellectual advance of the race, we are  willing to pray in public that the day-  may soon come when these things shall  be.. But with the prayer is a mental  reservation to the effect that if we are:  to be,reincarnated again into this particular human sphere it; may be before  Mother Goose has been forbidden passage through the mails.    For. with all  .respect to the wisdom and sagacity of  those who are patiently revolutionizing  the discipline of the nursery, we maintain that for the child  who has once  known Mother Goose no other invention  of human fancy will ever take its place.  Its inspiration is as unquestionable as  its rhymes are defective.   The woman  who wrote them was one of the true  mothers of the race, who made it her  business to sweep the cobwebs from the  sky with a cheerful broom.  NEW ARTIST ON  PUNCH.  Phil   May" the   lin-srlish   Caricaturist  Succeeds Du JTaurier.  Phil May,' the famous English caricaturist, is the successor of Du Mau-  rier as the leading artist on London  Punch. Mr. May is the finest black and  white'-artist in all England. While he  will not be able to take' Du Maimer's  place precisely, he will be the most admirable substitute that'can be had. May  chose a, field of exploit far different  from that of his distinguished,, predecessor. Du Maurier drew Mayfield-and  Belgravia. May sought the slums and  Whitechapel.   He has never been! more  pnir, m..vy.  successf ul than when depicting the joys  and sorrows, pleasures and pains of tlie  children of the streets and byways. In  his pictures there is not. a- single line  without meaning,.not a line that is not  necessary. Mr. May is only 32 years of  age. He comes from the class that he  has striven to describe with his pencil.  At 12 he shewed wonderful talent as an  artist. He went to London and there  picked up some training;iii-his profession. He went to Australia, and by his  efforts raised the Sydney Bulletin from  an obscure paper to the funniest sheet  ih tho world. Then, he returned to London with a reputation ancl joined the  staff of Punch. From that time on his  life was one pronounced success. Mr.  May's stylo is strong and vigorous, and  i-s not cumbered with needless detail.  No Undicrnified Haste.  "Your  honor,"   said   the   policeman,  "dis felly an' half a dozen odders. was j  rushin' de can." .        .   . j  " 'Scuse me, judge," Mr. Dismal ;  Dawson took occasion to say, "but j  while it it a fact that we was circu- ;  latin' the can all right dey wasn't the  least idea of rushin' it at any time."���������;  Indianapolis Journal. j  "What is your business, sir?"   "I am '  a political carpenter."   "A political carpenter?"    "Yes,   sir;  I  nail  campaign,  lies."���������Washington Times. j  He Saved the Babies.  Heroism and modesty proverbially go  hand in hand, but. there .are few more  striking examples'of the combination  that that afforded by the captain'of a  wrecking tug in New York harbor. His  own account of the affair was thus set  down in the tug's log: "Jan. 30. Left  Jersey City 7 a. m. .Ice running heavy.  Capt. Joe stopped leak in ferry-boat."  Mr. F. Hopkinson Smith, in his "Day at  Daguerre's," tells the story more fully.  The Hoboken ferry-boat was stopped,  midway of its early passage, by the  ice pack. At this juncture an ocean  tugboat crashed into, her "side, cutting a  V-shaped gash below the water-line. A  panic ensued among passengers and  crew. Just then the wrecking tug Reliance ran alongside, and Capt. Joe  Smith jumped on board.  He dropped Into the engine-room, met  the engineer half-way up .the ladder,  compelled him1 to return, dragged the  mattresses from1 the crew's bunks,  stripped off blankets, racks of. clothes,  overalls, cotton waste and'rags of carpet, cramming them into the great rent  left by' the tug's cutwater until the  space of each broken * plank was replaced except one. Through and over  this space the water 'still combed, deluging the floors and swashing down  between.the gratings into the hold below.  "Another mattress, quick! All gone?  A blanket, then���������carpet���������anything!  Quick, for God's sake!"  It "was useless. Everything, even to  the oil rags, had been used. Little belittle the water gained,, bursting out  below, then on one side, only to. bo re-  calked and only to rush in again.  Captain Joe stood a moment as if  undecided; then deliberately tore down  tho top wall of .calking he had so carefully built up, ancl before the engineer  could protest had forced his own body  into the gap, with his arm outside, level  with the drifting ice.  An hour-later the disabled ferry-boat  was towed into the Hoboken slip with  every soul on board. When they lifted  Captain Joe from the wreck he was  unconscious ancl barely alive. The  water had frozen his bl������od and the  floating ice had torn,the flesh from his  protruding arm from shoulder to wrist.  When the color began to creep back Lo  his cheeks, he opened his eyes and said  to the" doctor who was winding the  bandages:  "Was any of them babies hurt?"  QUEER  DRINKING TANK.  An Italian   Crniser   Provided   with a  Singular Drinking: Apparatiis  The Italian cruiser Christofbro Co-  lumbo, recently in the port of New  York, is provided with the most singular drinking, apparatus in .the "world!  In the center of her mess room isia*  copper or brass-covered tank like a big  water * cooler. Under it is a* five-foot  basin. The tank is quite a yard in ,di-,  a meter and ls more than six feet in  height. A hand pump beside -it keeps  it always full. ��������� Its "extraordinary drinking features are .that it has no "drinking  cup or faucet.    Instead, near the top1  XUKSIXCr   BOTTLE   OX   A   CRUISER.  Little Nourishment.  The landlord of a country' hotel sees  a good deal of the natural "crankiness"  of human^nature... The proprietor of a  house in -a- Maine village, where the  summer visitor is the chief source of income, tells the following story-  People are ���������generally queer about their  eating, so I don't mind much about  some of them wanting nothing for  for breakfast and then a hearty mcai  by 11 o'clock arid a lunch-at three and  supper at seven. Of course it's considerable upsetting,: but some folks  claim it's healthy. But one woman that  came here was peculiar.  .She said she had been sick, and that  her meals wouldn't amount to'anything; that she couldn't eat any hearty  food worth mentioning, and only took  a. little nourishment.  I asked her what kind of food she  wanted prepared, and she looked at. me  in a discouraged fashion and says she:  "Oh, not a thing. I only take a light  breakfast, and then I take twenty-six  raw eggs during the clay and a glass of  milk every half-hour."  of the tank, six small tubes project two  inches. There are no witter glasses or  cups at all aboard ship for the crew,  and when they want water they simply  have to take a tube in their mouths and  secure water after the fashion of infants.  Shades of bacteria, bacilli and all othT .  ergerru horrors! It is a relic of ancient  days, it is explained, and the tube  tanks havo become very rare. There  are" no water cups on the mess tables,  and the sailor who wants water while-  eating has to go to the tank and take  his turn at a tube. A lai-ge crown,  gives an imposing appearance to the  front of- the tank.  WAS  BORN  IN    ILLINOIS.  Not at Home.  Caller���������Is your father at home?  Little Daughter���������What is your name,  please? ...  . Caller-sJust. tell   him   it  is   his   old  friend, Bill.'.''"',"**      ..'*'.���������.'  Little Daughter���������Then I guess he  ain't at home. I heard him tell mamma if any bill came he wasn't at home.  ���������Washington Times.  Not at Home.  Friend���������Will Thursday be your day  at.home? .''"'' ":  . The Fiancee���������Oh, no! Thursday is  bargain day at Markdown's.���������Detroit  Tribune.  Early, rising ls a good thing, because  it means early to bed.  Jrlcetch of the New Uniterl States Judge,  for the Nebraska,District.  William D. McIIugh, who has- been  appointed United States judge for the-  district of Nebraska, is a native of Illinois, having * been  born at Galena, Jo  Daviess County,.  Sept. 19, 1859.' :.He  attended the common school'at Galena, and when in  . the senior class quit  iPvS?u scl-001   and-'- a*-tor  .M^fli.    clerklnff    if(Jr   ; six  &%?' months  in a store  entered    upon    the  t*m.' n.r m'htjoh.    shoemaker's   trade,. ,  serving  three years as an  apprentice  and working for some years as a journeyman shoemaker.   He then attended ���������  ���������the Illinois State Normal School 'at Normal,  and thereafter taught school in  and about Galena.   He studied-law at  night while teaching, and in. October,  1882,, was admitted to the bar-of the  Supreme Court of Illinois.    He began  his practice at Galena, joining the.firm  of D. & T. J.. Sheeain; &. MeHugh. ; In ���������  the early spring of- 18S8 he went to  Omaha,, and in 1889.-ji.nited with,Gen.  Cowin in the firm of Cowin' & MeHugh,  which relationship he. has since maintained.   Mr. MeHugh has been a stanch  gold Democrat, and.is a warm personal  friend of Secretary J. Sterling Morton.  Every man. is a powder lceg, and  girls are brought up to be criminally-  careless with matches.  ���������< .^i  i  s\  [ti I.S.-  y\.  D   .  THE New York anarchist, when  seen through the medium of the  sensational newspaper item, is in  many respects unlike the real article,  and^close .contact with him in his home  and haunts robs him of his importance,  divests him of his political strength  and shows him to l">e an .insignificant  .factor in the community and of much  Importance only to himself.  A peep into the meeting room of an  anarchist assembly will show that it is,  above all, un-American. Men and women who attend the meetings do not represent ariy particular calling, and one  is likely lo find among the professional  idlers and ne'er-do-wells' mechanics,  olerks, artists, writers, , musicians,  teachers, lawyers and physicians. They  are-destructionists because they own'  nothing which could be destroyed, and  they come together ahd'-preack revolution and. violence,      r  There are men in the ranks of the anarchists who have beep driven there  by a chain of circumstances -which has  shattered their, belief in the "justice of  established governments, and they feel  justified in'taking sides against law  and order. They are^men who felt the  lash of Russian tyranny and who saw,  no reward f,or good citizenship,, and  whose patriotism was'stamped out and  destroyed'by despotic measures. They  escaped from.their homesj shook off the  chains which made'life a burden, but  many years of harsh treatment had  made" too deep an impression upon  them to be removed in kindlier sur-  .roundings, and they continue their crusade, against established government  here as they "did-abroad. ��������� Then there  is the professional striker, who hates  "the boss,-" who would'rather be idle  than work, and who would think it  good fun to see tho factory burn up if  for no other reason than to furnish an  excuse for idleness., . '   '  , Many of- the anarchist' class are of  Hhe "theorist -kind." . They are the  writers, the expert mechanics, the professional men.    Immost.instances they  rarely hears laughter there, and the  men are always, even in their cups,  serious. ��������� , ��������� '  To be in good standing and to command the respect of his, fellow-anarchist a man must, above all, be "free"  as to religion. In other words,���������he must  look down upon those- who' attend  church, and must lose no opportunity  to showc that in his opinion churches  are unnecessary; and that those who  attend them are fools. ,A slur at the  church, a sneering remark as uto a  church dignitary or ridicule of some  ancient ,and sacred religious custom  will always be applauded in an anarchist assembly, and if there* is an occasional' sign of hilarity in the anarchists' kneipe it is safe to'say that it is  provoked ' at the expense of religion.  This is true of Protestants, Roman  Catholics and Jews. When they enter  the raCiks of the anarchists they leave  their religion behind, and when death  ends' his career the anarchist is borne  away to his last resting place without  religious rite. Many' a fond. wife or  doting mother has .been pushed aside  when she has asked that a prayer  might be said for him who had been her  lover or her baby. "Religion ia for  women and -for fools," they tell her.  Then a friend.of the,dead man delivers  an address, a glee club sings, and the  mourner's return to their kneipe and  drink- to the memory of their brother  and to destruction.���������New York Tribune.        -.  DWARFS OF  WONDERLAND.  "Pijzmies from the   Far  East  Now  on  "Exhibition in  Berlin.  There are now on exhibition- in one pf  the museums of the German capital  specimens of a pigmy race who were  recently brought from one of the provinces, of British Burmah, on the banks of  the Iri/awaddy River, not far from its  mouth. These diminutive human beings are different from any^ heretofore  seen in Europe. They are physically  and mentally normal  and Intelligent human beings. They  -ok like little statues carved by a master's hand, and, since their pretty faces  have felt,the sharp teeth and claws of  the vicious cat, that tips, the scales at  fifty pounds.  EAST INDIAN  PIGMIES  "Setting the River on Fire." -  Sometimes"; when a person wants to  make an unpleasant remark in a pleasant sort of way about a.dull boy, he will  say, "That boy will never-set the river  on fire." Now, that is all very true; for  even the smartest man in the world  could never .set a stream of water on  fire, and so perhaps many of--you who  have heard this 'expression have wondered what is meant by se-tting the rivei  on fire. , '  In > England, many, many years ago.  , are always smiling at the people whom  ' they see, it is easy .to understand why  they have-delighted all visitors to the  museum. , ,  "The girl, Fatmah, is 16 years old;'  25.35, Inches high and weighs 8.80  pounds. Srnaun, the boy, is hardly 14  years old,/. about two inches shorter  and weighs- about ? half * a pound less  than his sister. ' They were presented  to the' Berlin.' Anthropological _ Society  last month by Professor Vlrchow and  aroused an altogether uncommon interest on the part of the scientists. It'is  said that Professor Virchow will soon  publish ,a monograph about them. Accompanying the.little people are their  parents���������-Mo'nag Song, the father, and  Maschina; the mother���������as well as their  brother, Julai'en, who is 11 years1" old  and of'normal size. ��������� All three are of the  truly Indo-Chinese ��������� type.  Wind Pulled His   Tooth.  One of the queerest pranks of the  wind during the cyclone the other  night happened at the corner of Sixth  and Jefferson streets. John Gazzollo,  th'e night engineer at the City Hall,  has been suffering from toothache for  some time, and has been telling his  friends that he intended to have the  perfectly formed 'sacher jerked out as soon as he could  screw his courage up to the point. On  the night in question his tooth ached  so badly that he could hardly hear the  wind'blow. He was desperate. Borrowing a gum overcoat from one .of  the "policemen about the police station,  he started just as a- funnel-shaped  cloud was scudding along. He reached  the corner of Sixth and r Jefferson  streets and was about to turn the corner, when a gust of wind, struck him  and lifted him off his .feet- He might  have been carried over to tbe*.court-  house yard,and drowned in the fountain but for his presence of mind in  grabbing tlie iron railing that runs  around the steps leading down into the  basement. He clung there for a moment with the wind right in his face.  He turned his head, and as he did so  there was a sudden jerk that dislodged,  his hat and fairly unraveled his necktie. Then there was a lull, and when  he crept back- into the station-house  he made the startling discovery  that  1/  y  ,?.  the aching tooth was gone. The wind  had pulled' it' He tells the story himself, and if it is not true, Mr. Gazzollo  has-grossly deceived me.���������Louisville  Commercial.  AN    ANARCH fSTS'   MEETING    PJLACE.  have been failures sin their professions,  and are looked upon by their neighbors  who are not anarchists as having  ���������"wheels." There are violent men ancl  women in the various organizations  who advocate death and destruction  on the' slightest provocation, but beyond ranting and brandishing imaginary firebrands they are harmless, and  fear the law which they would seem  to defy. "'   ���������  The anarchist-* is- not at his best in a  meeting hall nor in a parade. He shines  out in his full glory in the bier stube,  the kneipe '" or the East Side coffee  house. "There are-saloons which are  ���������owned and managed by anarchists,  where are the congregating places of  the reds, and .there, over games of  chess aud cards, under the influence of  drinks of more or less potency, and in  an atmospehere thick with' bad tobacco  fumes, the grievances of the "oppressed ' lower classes" are discussed and  remedies are* suggested.  :The first thing that will strike the  visitor to these places .as strange is that  most of. the- people whom he sees ..address'one', another as "Du" in token of  the'brotherly intimacy betwen them.  This '.'Bruderschaft" does not exist  among the men only,-but the women  who are known to* be anarchists are  also addressee! in this manner, and they  use the same term,when speaking to  the men. In one of the popular resorts  of this kind a red flag is stretched behind the counter and the walls are decorated with cheap prints of scenes and  portraits dear to the destructiohist. ���������  One picture/ highly colored, repreT  eents the assassination of tlie Czar  Alexander; another the shooting of the  Archbishop of Paris by the Commune.  Then there is a group of the Chicago  bomb-throwers and similar cheerful  ���������pictures. There are portraits of Gari-  baidi, Louise Michel and Robert Blum,  and a"-number of caricatures. The  .*saloons are unlike others, because one  before the millers had machinery for  sifting flour, each family was obliged  to sift its own flour. For doing this, it  was necessary to use a sieve, called a  temse, which was so fixed that it could  be turned round and round in the top  of a barrel. If it was turned too fast  the friction would sometimes cause it  to catch fire; ancl as lt was only the  smart, hard-working boys who could  make it go so fast* as that, people got  into the way c.f pointing out a lazy boy  by saying that he would never set the  temse on fire. After a while these  sieves went out of use,, but as there  were still plenty, of stupid boys in the  world, people-kept, on saying that they*  would never set the temse on fire. Now,  the, name'of the river Thames is pronounced exactly like the word "temse."  and so, after many years, those persons  who had never seen or heard of tho old-  fashioned sieve thought that "setting  the temse on fire" meant setting the  river Thames on fire. This expression  became very popular and traveled far  and wide, until the people living near  other streams did not see .why it was  any harder for a slothful boy to set the  Thames on fire than auy other river,  and so the name of the river was dropped,, and. everybody after that sirnply  said "the river," meaning the river of  his particular city or town; and that is  how It is.:that people to-day talk of setting the river on fire.���������St. Nicholas.      :  "And the name is to be?" asked-the  suave minister, as' he' approached, the  font 'with the precious armful of��������� fat  ancl flounces. "Augustus Philip -Ferdinand Cordintoh Chesterfield Living-:  ston Snooks." '"Dear, de5,r!" (Turning  to the sexton'.)'' "A little more water,'  Mr. Perkins,' if you please."���������London  Answers. ���������  .  Gossip seldom injures a man who Is  not a little guilty. . ..."  ,   Treeing   Wildcats. *-  A Lcs Angeles correspondent of the  Chicago Tribune furnishes a lively description, of t a wildcat hunt, as he says  the sport is followed in southern California," A company, of people, men and  women, with'.tpack of eager dogs,* have  chased a cat till It,has takenrefuge in  a sycamore tree. " One after, another  the hunters come up, on horseback,- of  course, ; while the dogs sit in, a circle  about,the tree,-making music. Now and  then one of the younger dogs makes  a frantic attempt to climb the tree. The  cat, meantime, is sixty feet perhaps  above the, ground, crouching on a big  limb, his eyes blazing green and yellow,' his 'ears twitching, and his short  tail moving back and forth.  "Now, ladies and gentlemen," says  the huntsman, "form yourselves 'in a  circle about tlie tree and give the dogs  full play, and don't shoot. The hounds  have worked for the cat, and they deserve it. Again, it is the most humane  way of looking at it; the dogs will kill  the cat sooner than a bullet " ���������'  With this little speech delivered for  the benefit of the exc::able tenderfoots  in the hunt, the hoi-^es are arranged in  a big circle about the sycarmore, and a  young man who wishes to beard the  lion in his den crawls slowly up.  As he draws nearer, the cat looks  around in. desperation. The tail  twitches more nervously. Glancing  down at the open-mouthed dogs, then at  the approaching human enemy, the poor  animal is evidently considering the  chances. Nearer the climber comes,  until man and cat gaze into each other's  eyes scarce three feet apart.  For a moment the puss hesitates;  then, turning quickly, he steadies himself, and with a mighty spring is In the  air. Down he goes fifty feet, bounces  among the bush, a mass of springs,  steel and' rubber, and is away.; He has  landed just beyond tlie circle, and a  horse has dashed aside to let him pass,  followed by the pack in full cry. They  go like a flash of light, a roaring, crash-'  ing sound. A scream, and puss is again  visible, perched upon the limb of another big sycamore. ',.".,  The same bhing is repeated again and  ���������again, till the women repent, and cries  of "Let him go!" "Poor puss!" are heard  above the baying of the clogs that are  growing fairly mad with unappeosed  ferociousness. .    ���������  ������������������;. Again the young man faces th'e cat,  this time fully sixty feet from the  ground. Surely if ever' an animal had  won its, liberty this one has. But-, the  ���������game is up. The dogs are spreading,  and as-out.into the air the cat leaps in  magnificent form they collect.  Down he conies, like a gigantic flying  squirrel, with legs spread far apart, the  soft, cushion-like pads ready for a rebound. , Like, a flash he cuts the air,  strikbs"the ground at the writer's feet,  and is enveloped in a whirlwind of fero-  ���������-clous -Tiounds.- -  The agony of the*'cat is over ih a second, but the dogs fight, war and.strug-.  J gle untU each.has vented his rage upon  the inanimate skin that is now .borne  aloft as a trophy.   Not a few of the .dogs  '  Keeping a Weathercock.  Old Bartle was a perfect example of  the type which sees only, the poorest  'and meanest sides of1 life and society,  and one of his friends, a blacksmith  with a quaint humor, thus accounts, in  a conversation' with the squire of the  English village in which both men  lived, 'for-Bar/tie's idiosyncrasies:  "It's my .belief, squire," said Samson,  "that ��������� there old chap Bartle have  a-swallqwed the east, wind, and it  haven't agreed with un."    _*-  "Swallowed the east wind?" said the  squire.   "Why so, Samson?"    ','  "Why, how else could he go on as he  do? From morning to' night, from one  week's end to another, it's nothing but  grumble,c'fidget and growl./ ���������  "First it's the dreadful accidents, the  fires, and the murders; then it's the> fever and- riots in Ireland; the paupers,  the jails and the strikes. Everything's  going wrong, and there's<no good ne.~\ys  anywhere.     , - ' '  "Why bless 'e, he come into my forge  the other morning, and what's he do  but begin--foragin 'about among my  tools and putting them to rights���������Jrnak1  ing 'em tidy,' he says���������and upsetting  things to that degree that 'every bit of  fire went out of the coals and put me  all of a cold sweat.  " 'Be off, Bartle!' I says at last. 'Get  away out into the sunshine there, and  take a good drink of that, and see if it  can't clear all them cobwebs out of  your brains.' And with' that, squire,  away he,, goes out of the'place like a  mad March hare!"  "Well done, Samson!" said the squire;  "well done! If he Avould but take your  advice, that .wretched old croaker  .would be a different man in a month.  Now he is' nothing but a nuisance to  himself and all his neighbors: Goodnight, Samson.   How's the wind.?"  "West, sir���������west to everybody in the  place but old Bartle. But he keeps his  own weathercock, he do, and it's nothin' but east-by-nontheast and dirty"  weather. It's a pity such people was  ever born."  The-Jefferson family has been on thd  stage' for five generations.  The Princess -of Wales' is, called  "granny" .by, her grandchildren,  Arehbishop'^Temple is the first teetotaler to" sit on the throne of Canterbury..  The Duke, of ...Marlborough Is having  grounds for lawn billiards prepared at  Blenheim.  ' McKinley is another of the long list  of American Presidents who'were not  college graduates. ���������      (  Now Orleans forbids high hate in its  theaters and puts, an official time limit  to the wearing "of straw hats.    '  The German Emperor is fond of light  and bright colors, and has*a'particular  dislike to se.e the empress in black.  The rector of Clonf ert,' Ireland, th������  Rev. Canon McLarney, has undertaken  the restoration of the ancient cathe-  ���������dral there. ���������-**������������������������������������ * "  It is regarded as entirely appropriate  that the most successful horse dealer  in  Nodaway  County,   Mo.,  ls  a  man^  named Goodpasture.  Gov. Morrill, of Kansas, will confine  his. European "trip next summer to a  three months",tour^of England, Ireland  and Scotland.    _ '   , '  ,The bankruptcy; of President Capen,  of Tufts College," was brought about by  his having indorsed a number^pf notes  for friends.  ;    ���������,���������_���������<'  Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch, - of ' Chicago,  has made a new translation and "revision-of the Jewisn prayer book prepared  by Dr. David Einhorn.  . The Sultan has ������������������appointed five Christians���������one an Armenian^ the others  Greeks-���������as deputy'governors of different provinces In Asia Minor. >  -    .    4  ��������� Sir Alexander Milne, who is 90, and  who entered the navy eighty years ago,  is the oldest admiral, and ,the one who  has served the'longest.' *"-   - '-  Lord Salisbuisy,: is -.66 years of- age.  He spent fifteen, years-.in the. House of  Commons, and has spent twenty-four  years in the House of Lords.     ,  Dr.. Tern pie, the hew .Archbishop of  Canterbury, as (headmaster of Rugby,  was regarded as .one of the greatest  -        .-..-.* ,.���������* *    <  school'masters.of the century.'' ' .  -    ,.     ��������� '.-,,   .   v  Miss Willard vouches for McKinley'a  temperance principles and the. determination Qof himself and Mrs. McKinley  to banish wine from .the White House  tables. . ' . **  ' " ���������-,'   Mice. Sarah Bernhardt, who long  withheld, her patronage of. the .wheel,  now finds that it restores and refreshes  her more than anything after a fatiguing night at the theater. -  >    .-".I  ���������*���������      v\  cat.  Where Do Old Pianos Go?  Whit becomes of the old pianos?  They seem to disappear from the world  almost as mysteriously as pins. Perhaps, considering their size, the fact  that the streets are not blocked with  cast-off pianos is more curious than  that the face of the earth fails to be  overlaid with * pins. An experienced  dealer says he has known of but three  that were cut up for firewood." Yet  they often sell for little more' than so  much pine would bring. It is the custom of most houses to take old instruments and allow something for them.  The deduction is counted as almost  dead loss, but it brings trade. The  old instruments are refitted and polished up, how-over, and sold again���������in  many instances becoming the property  of boarding-house keepers. Boarding-  houses are the chief refuge of secondhand pianos. Then they are sold by  small dealers to country people all over  ���������the land. Men that go into that branch  of the trade can get pianos pretty  cheap, for the first-class houses sometimes get so overloaded with theixitkat  they are almost willing'to pay to have  them carried away.���������Boston Traveler.:-  One Well-Mort-rasecl Cow.  . "There are tricks in all trades but  ours," remarked ,the carpenter, "and  Ave * sometimes drive screws with a  hammer." -A few'dafys ago,' not more  than . a thousand .-miles from0 Lake  County, a collector ..called on a farmer  for tlie payment of a note secured-by  chattel ��������� mortgage.. ��������� The farmer was  obdurate and gave no satisfaction-that  he would ever., pay. the *note. Finally  the collector said, "Well. I'll have to  take the eleven" cows' named in ,the  mortgage."- "Oh. ho';'-you haven't got  a mortgage on eleven.* cows on the  farm."' "Why,"yes, I have." And the  collector 'pulled'* "buV a'-'copy of the  ^mortgage and -read--as"''follows: "One  red and white cow, "L cow spotted red  and white, 1 red cow with white spots,  1 cow with white spot'1 in forehead, 1  red cow with two- white hind feet, 1  white cow with ~ced,.sppts .on side, 1  white -and red'eow, *i" red "cow with two  white fore feet/1 w-"h'ite;'coW with red  spot on *-shouldersj ��������� l.red. cow with  white spot on hips, .1 white cow spotted with red. Now, how" do you like  that?" continued the* collector. - "Oh,  that's all right; I see-you'.ve got eleven  mortgages on., my old , red and /white  cow; there she-is down in the pasture;  the boys will go down and help.you  catch heri"���������Termilliori Freeman.   ,���������  The Root of All Sin.     .  The sin which is going to condemn  the world is the*root of all sin; it is the  willful refusal of God's priceless gift.  -A life of outward sin is the result of an  impenitent soul. The disease of sin  has laid fast hold of mankind,, and  while "man is not blamable for the disease being in his heart God accounts it  the sin of sins if he refuses the sole  remedy, for his recovery.���������"Mr. Moody's  Bible Class/'ln the Ladies' -Home Journal.  A Hazardous Occupation. ,!  Since balloon ascensions began there  have never been so many aeronautsjn-  jured as during the year-1896. Fourteen, of them have either been killed or  badly injured by accidents. Two, of  these unfortunates were women and  both were killed. Professional balloon  men ascribe the accidents.to ignorance  and carelessness. Only three of tlie  fourteen aeronauts referred to were  of long experience. . It .has happened  that. Ill is season there ���������has-.-ibeen a great  demand for -aeronauts from circusea  and fair associations*.���������*--.".������������������'.���������'.'.  Drnmjnins'.U-.p Trade.  -'" Lawyer���������John!  ������������������"""'*'  ./��������� Clerk���������Yes, sir.-���������; -;:.-.-C:  *: Lawyer���������Take this morning's paper,  find the'marriage list ah'd"send one oi  my.cards to each-of thesper������ons whose  name appears tlie.re.ajid^be-sure to underscore the word's "'clivorce_business a  specialty."���������Ofe-s-^lfl-nd'^Lecfxfer.  ___ ��������� --j' " - A ' " '���������"���������  '**"������������������   *   '      One* Oi?"Hi.a Questions.  . Tommy���������Pop,,; dQ'-s������>lil*ib'~f*x5*''*ever sleep  on fintvv  I ���������"* -* *="-  '    .    i   l'  -''j|  \ <.-.  <  xt  5 '-x.--.-i1  y^'i  .J - -vl  '*������"���������]  ''���������Tfl  ?*x."i|  "J10   A  rr". "W^1-   u.^ ';v;,������v:j.\:*  -Tommy's Pop���������No^mj^boy^  .Toni-my���������Theh":* whf 'db^'they ~carry,  knapsack-f ^PJillafielpiii&i'Hfecord. ��������� ft  THE    WEEKLY    NEWS  'FEB.    9th.    1S97.  1 >  si-  TM IJ1KLY BW8  Issued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M Whitney, Editor.  TEAMS OF SUbSCRIETION.  IN    ADVANCE.  On*  f������ar   .     ..-   $100  Sir Month**        125  Single Cfpy        OS  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One lBoti perymi  $1200  ..     ..   month 1 50  eighth col   per year      25 00  fourth   ..     5000  -neck,  .. line         10.  Local Koti������������s,per line     20  Notices   of Births,    Marriages    and  eaths,   50 cents each insertion. .  No Advertisrnent inserted for less than  50 cents.    '' .  Persons failing to get The News  re  gularly should notify the Office.  May, M 9,1897.  "..     ���������----������������������      -_-~-     ���������".'���������,      ' ;:���������    ������������������    -i  Dr. Nansen considers his arctic reputi-  tion of some commercial value and A-ill  enter the lecture'held.  A convention has been signed between  Great Britain and "the United Stales io  settle the much vexed Alaska boundary  question. '  The coming session of the' Dominion  Parliament opens March nth, and the  report of the Tariff Commission is awaited with interest.  r  The recent tone of Mr. Chamberlain's  remarks  indicates that  nressure will be  brought to m.ike President Kruger carry  . out promised reforms;  fudge Turner, of, Spokane, who is  largely interested' in. .some of the' best  r f  Koolenay    mines,    has    been    elected  - United States Senator from Washington.   o       * . ,  .The.Irish landlordsdentafid the appointment of a royal commission to investigate the itdimnstritinn of the Irish i.-mci  laws, which is claimed to be productive  of pauper proprietors.  What a pity, this < town couida't be  incorporated in time for the celeor.jtion  of June 2cith, .vhen Her Majesty v/lii  complete the 6c"t.tii year of her reig*;! It  is said the mayors of the various cities  are to be knighted on th.it occasion, We  rn:ght then hive Sir Robert Lawrence or  Sir Louis Mounce.  death of a country town. By its means  the trade goes to the city, arid of course  the monev goes there too. That is bad  for the merchant because he loses trade,  bad for the farmer here because produce  from the, Lower Fraser valley can be  brought in cheaper than the prices which  he now gets; bad for the mechanic and  and laborer because,'THEIR market is  overcrowded, bad for everybody because'  prices will go down, wages' will go down,  and cash become scarce. When everything is cheap, times are dull and money-  hard to get hold of. The towns of  Ontario, once flourishing, are now dull  and dwindling, are example which we  may study with profit.    When they were  isolated they  were prosperous, but since  *������  the  railways  have connected them   with  Toronto, their life blood  has been drawn  out.    People go  to   Toronto    to  trade.  Warehouses and tjrain elevators are built  near  the  railwa>   tracks   and  there  the  farmer brings his produce and his grain.  The enterprising business man has moved  his establishment   to the  large  city; the  town   factoiy   goes  there.    A   deserted  vill.ige   takes  the   place   of   the  former  bustling town."   Everybody  loses  except  ihe big city which draws   everything into  its maw.  Let us keep our trade at home; protect  our mechanics and   laborers from outside  competition; permit, our farmers to thrive;  help each other; keep  from the necessity  of  the   public  soup   house and   the poor  house is long as possible.  COMOX    BAKERY  Supplies the valley with first class bread, pies, cakes, etc.  Bread delivered by Curt through Courtenay and District every  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Wedding Cakes made and Parties catere d     c i  H. C   LUCAS, Proprietor.^.  FOR RENT-The boarding house lately occupied by Mr. A. Lindsay. ��������� Apply  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store. '   ' \'~  V17 ANTED���������A good canvasser.<r Enquire  *��������� at "'News Offick.   ������   ���������'  IO OR SALE, RANCB-One mile and a  ���������** half from Union, contains.] 60 acren  <tnd will'be disponed of at a low figure. Enquire of James Abrams.    '  ������������������  FOR SALE���������Cleared corner lot on Pen*  Pei.ritb Avenue, sell cheap', terms easy.  Enquire at ���������'News Offick."'  At.  Senator  Shenrion,  who has  accepted  the   position^ of   Premier   in   President  McKinley's Cabinet is now  74 years ok>l  but    is in    the    full   vigor    of-al!    his  mental and physical faculties.    He is the  Grand Old' Man of America, but  bv no  means  as  much of a writer,  scholar  or  orator as  Gladstone.    His latest  utterance  in the Senate in reply to' Senator  Morgan, who charged that England was  trying to obtain possession of the Nicara-  guan canal, -indicates the true  sp;rit  of  the man and his robust common sense:  -'My honorable  friend  drew   England  in, and   whenever there is  a bugaboo   to  be presented  England is brought  before  us.    The  senate of the   .United  States  does   not   fear   England   or any   other  ���������power and  the people   of the   United  Stateside  not fear   England.    We  have  had wars with  England long since  past,  and!   hope that   war with   England will  never  occur  again.     The   two   nations  ought  never to  fight each   other..   They  ought always to be friends.    Great   Britain is more and   more  following  the ex  ample of the  American   people of having  a government for the people,  of the peo  pie and by the people, and I believe that  the  time is  not far  distant  when   Great  Britain   will be as   free  as   we  are.    In  many of their proceedings they have been  approaching   nearer   and  nearer  to  the  rule of the  people in  their country, and  but for the Irish question I have no doubt  that they would approach much nearer."  NEWS REYIEWID.  Tlie Governor-General has ndtifioa the  Viceroy of India tli'ii a national relief  fund has been opened ih Canada. .. .The  Canadian' Federation of Labor ask" the  Canadian government' to pass an alien  labor law, so as to shut out European  labor;  and   then asks the   United State-"  for reciprosity in   labor The Countess  of Aberdeen   has-a   scheme to  establish  an order for Home  Helpers Le Roi  has'flecltied another dividend of $25,000  the second of that amount uishiu a month  bx*ir)������.xT>.3.->o.Q,">o .wit.hin 18   mo-'.ihs   Negotiations continue between the  United States and Spain for Cuban  antonomy Wannamakei's big clothing   house   was   burned  last   week,   loss  $3.000.000 The   funeral  of  "Little  Pete" the murdered leader of the Sam  Yup Society m 'Frisco, was a utile Ion;.;.  ... .The stupendous work of.,preparing  ��������� in abridgement of the l.iws of England to  occupy only 12 volumes of 500 pages'  each, has been undertaken by and  Edinburgh, Scotland, publisher.  Anderson'5  METAL WORKS  The -following Lines are  "*. Represented  Watches, clocks and jewellery  NEATLV   REPAIRED =  Tin, sheetiron, and copper work  ,', Bicycles Repaired     -4  Guns and rifles, repaired  Plumbing m air its branches,  Pumps, sinks and piping,  Electric bells'placed,  peaking tubes placed  , .Hot air furnaces,  Folding bath and improved  Air-tight stoves, specialties  Office and Works  'Third Stroet.  N i:\va oUicc  W. C. T. U. NOTES  |an;diiifl Saw Mill  ,���������;'  ���������AND���������'  . .Sasli aM Door  F  A  O T O   fii   Y  ���������o-  1 *.  I TOLD HIM "NO."  Somebody asked me' to take a drink,  What did" I tell him? What do you think?  I told him���������No.  Somebody asked me one day to play  A game of cards; and what did I say?  I told him���������No.  Somebody laughs that I would not swear  And lie and steal; but 1 do noc care.  I told him���������No.  Somebody asked me to take a s;iil  On the Sabbath day; 'twas of no avail.  I told   him���������No.  "If sinners entice thee, consent thou not,''  My Bible said, and so on the spot  I told   him���������No.  ���������Selected.  THE   TBUXH   ABOUT IT.  Our isolation is our salvation. It will  all be very well to have a steamer twice  a week, but if we know what is best for  t>s, we will not hurry along the day when  we shall have quick and cheap transportation. We need to develop our own  district, live as much as possible within  ourselves, and keep our money at home.  Cheap and  quick transportation   is   ihe  "The road to hell is payed with good  intentions" says the old proverb and a  quaint writer remarks th.it the travelers  pay the expense of keeping it in good  repair. And it occurs to ine to say that  much the greatest propotions ot the ex������  pense is defrayed by drunkards.  To be an abstainer is to place -i wall  around your life that will serve to keep  out a host of evils.  To be a moderate drinker is to throw  down the breastworks and leave the  citadel of your heart wide open to the  attacks of the enemy.  A. HAS LAM,- Prop  (OFFICE���������MILL   STREET.)  (I*. O. Druwer 36.   Tolepbone Call, 1-9)  NANAIMO, B. C.  j������5F* A complete  stock  of Rough  and  Dressed Lumber always on   hand.    Alsc  Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.    Moulding, Scroll  Sawing, Turning, .and all   kinds  of wood finishing furnished.  Cedar.   White  Pine.   Redwood.  Drs   Lawrence & Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  TJlNTIOiT .B.C. '  We have appointed M.r.  James   Abrams our collector until  runner notice, to -whom all  overdue   accounts  ���������"������������������ay be "paid.  -   7 Nox. 1895.  Dr. JEFFS  Surgeon  and Physician  -������������������*���������     v.���������������������������--���������  (Graduate of the University of Toronto,  ;L. C, P. &S., Ont.)  Office and residence. Mapyport  Ave .next door to Mr. A Grant's.  Hours for consultatlon-9 to lo a m,  2 to 4 and.7 to 10 p m.  Esquirnalt   and Nanairao  Ry.  Steamer City oj  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  The   Steamer  CITY of NANAIMO  will .ail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers  '  ' and freight may offer  Lea*e Victoria. Tuesday, 7 a. m. ���������  "   Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday. 7 a.m  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,    -   Fridays, 7 a.in.  Nanaimo far Victoria ��������� Saturdcy. 7o.ni  ,   For freight or  state  rooms' apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  C.������. TAB BELL  ���������"^Dealer in  Stoves and Tinware;  1 p. *  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work".,  PROMPTLY   CONE  *^ A gent for tho  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and   Ranges   Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight heaters  Rif erside Hotel -  Qourtenay, B. C.  u  Im  Grant & Munighan, Props.  a  r?  s,  a  (Best of Liquors  Finest of Cigars *  I Good Table  [Courteous Attention  'Society     Cards  I.   \J.   O.    F.     -v.i  r ��������� ���������  Union Ledge, No. 11, meets e ery  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth.  rem cordially invited to attend.  f: A. An ley, R.. s:  Cumberland Lodge,1,  A. F. & A. M, B. C. Rl  . Union, B. C.  Lodge' meefs    first   Friday    in   each  month.    Visiting brethren  are  cordially  invited to attend.  L.   Mounce. Sec.  H.ram.Lot-.rfe-No 14A.F..& A.M.,B.C.R  Courtenay B. C..  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon "''   .  Visiting Brothers cordially requested  to attend. " .  R. S^McCoBnel.,     -  Secretary. ,;  -.JS-'JiML .    .J  -   Cuniberland  Encamprnent;  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every aitern"lie Wednesdays, ot  each month at 8 o'clock-p. in. Visit mg  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Combe, Scribe. ,  IWtlfiiWH  S. OI-' T.  Unisn Division No. 7, Sons    of   Tciii-   ���������  perance  tnecl-s in' ' Free    Mason's    Hall,  Union "every Monday evening.at 7:30.  Visiting  friends   cordially -invited    to -  attend. /   -  THOS. DICKINSON,.R.S.'.  y  ��������� II'������������������lllli   ���������  t'Pf&^^Z.  i  1  I  F. Cur ran  fiCAVENGER  UNION, B. C.  ft  i  *s������ x it-**,**,.  JtM<M������Mr������i c  ������tfwVAW"MM.ianuM<ii������i b ���������  Barber Shop    : :  -  AND  S3;  :  .���������    Bathing    1  Esfablishmeut  NOTIOB  Any person   or  persons, destroying or  withholdiug tlie kegs ;md barrels -.if"-ihe.  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanai- ^  1110, will be prosecuted.    A liberal reward  .will be paid   for  in format ion   leading   to  conviction.  ���������0 VV.   E. Morris, Sce'y  \  O. H. Fechner,   ^  i I VERY-  HBR>  '-^ifiar&f/jgjiz.  I z<n preparcjci to  ~    lurntsh Stylish Rtgs  . snd do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatrick.  Union, B. C.  EAMING-  ~^*3nj^srsc������/  Do You  Take Your  Every time the intoxicating glass is  held to the lips the Devil laughs over the  improving chances he has for making  a final capture.  Cumberland   Encampment No. 6  I.  O. o- F.  At   a  regular  meeting    of the  above  encampment    last    Wednesday    night.  D.G.C.P.   Louis   ]V1 ounce   installed   the  -following  officers:   C.P.,   Wm. Cessford;  rl,-P.,    D.    R.    McDonald;   S.W.,  John  j Whyte;  J.W.,   Win. Dee;  Scribe,  John  fW.S   DALBY, D.DS. & L D.&  ���������J   Dentistry In all Its Branches  Plate work, tilling aad extracting  -'Office opposite Wavsrly Hotel, Uuion  Hours���������9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from  6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  ������25  CUMBBSI.AN2)   SHOE   SHOP.  I have moved into my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, wherel am prepared  to manufacture and repair all kinds of  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a calL  NELSON PARKS.  Iife"blood wf a commercial city, but is the    Cumb; Treasurer, Lotus JVlounce.  Subscribetfor   THE     NEWS  $2.00 perannum.  Local Paper?  It publishes all that is worthy of notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports  GOOD  ORDER,   PUBLIC   ENTERPRISES,   THE   CHURCHES,   FRA  TERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.  It Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories,  Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original "Chatter."  And is the ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER in the PROVINCE  which ha.* a TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE.  It is the-exponent of the district, and  by it the district will be judged by the  outside public.  It is as CHEAP as a good paper can  be produced in a country district.  Give it your generous support and there  will be increased improvements.  SO YEAR**  ���������XPERIENOg.  -ATENTS  TRADE MARKS,  DESIGNS,  COPYRIGHTS Ao.  Anyone eendlnff a sketch and description may  quickly ascertain, free, whether an lnrentlon la  protMbly patentable. Communications strictly  conBdentlal. Oldest anency for securing patent**.  In America.   Wo have a Washington office.  Patents taken through Mann A Co. reoelns  special notice in the  SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,  besmtifully illustrated., largest circulation at  MUNN   A CO.,  SSI Br������������diva������, New York.  jS^J-jersafSftAM^M*--*������**���������..������**i* ������������������..\,' '..������*. i  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave;  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block io���������  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  , James Abrams.  SUBSCRIBE TO  The  News     $2.00  PER ANNUM. -'���������.,  .k^  THE    WEEKLY    NEWS -FEB. - 9-.l1,    1897  I-*!  \?>  SOUTH AFRICA I.ETT3B.  ' -X-X-'  The Cape Goverameut haB opened up the  , country by<three   systems of    railway;  the  wes'era   system   starting   from   Cape  ,.   Town, the Midland   from   Port   Elizabeth,  and the Eastern from Bast London.    Toe  three systems are connected by a lias rua-  ���������    ning across the colony.    They are pushing  the  Western, line   through to Buluwayo.  The Midland line ft om Port Elizabeth is the  ���������direct route to Johannesburg, which at pres  cat seems to be the hub   of   South Africa.  The Eastern system connects with the Mid-  . ]autl at Springfoutea. '' tae  traffic on these  ' lines since the great mining boom , is som������-  thing surprising aud  the Cape, govern meat  is raajoing ia rich harvest.    Tne  savings  of  It* r-ftUtray* alone after paying all expenses  and k������������ping up the roads pay    more than  ���������sSwUitarsit on their pubiio debt.    Iu fact  wtthont the railways the Cape government  '    oonld hardly exist: and all this traffic ia due  to inland development outside this colony.  The oolonial traffic alone oannot support the  -railways..   The Cape Colony builb the railway through, the  Free State to Jahannos*  ���������burg with the understanding that at anytime the Free State government wished  it  - eonld take over the road through their own  atate which they are now doing. . It  is re-  perted the Transvaal government is borrowing the money for the Free State for this  Purpose.   Jehn Bull has been sufficiently  farsighted to seoure all the available seaports  ������o that the British colonies all benefit by  the development of all these states.    The  population in all the towns of South Africa  are almost half black; and although you  , hear a great, deal against the natives yet  ' they are the back bone of the country. They  work for 37 to  50 cents per  day, and the  women, who are as good as, the men in the  harvest   field,   work   for   25   cents  a day  The.farmer,- miner,- manufacturer, and con-  tractor are making money out of the  poor,  ignorant natives.   In fact 'without the natives the oouutry is no good; for  neither  "farmer  nor miner   e*n make any  money  were it not for the 'native laborer. - They  are all good   workers   and   live on a mere  . nothing   Their principal   food - is Indian  ���������orn.    They live as cheaply  as the China-  , mam   aud are  stro.ig.ir. c They   are   great  ohureh goers and. support several churches  in every town of any size.    Whore  allowed  to farm on his own account' he 'seems to mo c  to be mora of  a -suocm-uu . than the   Dutoh f  who, being in' the majority and unprogress-  ive hinder the development of the country.  If the "colony  ware surveyed iuco 100 acre  farms every  tenth one wo lid not support  200 goats.    That is the reason for the vjut  extent ���������f'Jland owned  by each  farmer.    If  it were .not for the importation of -jr..in etc -  from Australia and' America ia 1896 South  Africa would starve.  The colonv of Natal, I vn told is much  batter; they have more natural  advantages, and the population is more progress  iw.    It is   called   the   G.irden   Colony.  The Free State and Transvaal are about  alike.    There  seems  to be  more grass  growing in the Veldt,  larger stretches of  level Iand.-but 'he soil is  light in   many  places and lhe rock very near the surface  There seems to be but little land under  cultivation and  not  enough  produce is  grown to support the present population.  The Orange Free State, for instance, has  a total  area ot some 30,  000,000  acres  and only about 350,000 of that .under cultivation.   The  totah population   of the  state is about 210,000, and of that number 130,000 are black.   The capital of  the state, which is some 50 years old, has  only a total population of 6000,  and al-.  most half of that number  black.    The  balance of the towns in the state are only  villages. ,    . t     .  As far as agriculture is concerned the  Transvaal is just as bad as the Free State  it is the gold at Johannesburg which  brought the Transvaal prominently before the public, and it is the only thing  that will support a population. There is ,  no doubt, however, but gold and dia  monds will be found in other parts of  South Africa in such quantities that ma.  ny other cities like Johannesburg will yet  spring up rapidly, but they will have to  depend on Australia and America for the  most of their produce' unless the government encourages some scheme of irriga  lion. The whole country is very rich in  ���������minerals and good coal.  The climate is. just perfect. I have  not seen anything better, not even in California. There are thousands pouring in  to the country every week, and Johannes  burg seems to be the point in view by  the great majority, consequently there  are thousands of idle men there and  many at the point of starvation. This  country is not like Canada where a man  can go to work with the pick and shovel  and earn a good living if he fail to get a  situation to suit him. The natives work  so very cheap that a white man cannot  earn his bread at anything a native can  do.  George McCtjaio  Port Elizabeth.  There is Nothing  LEATHER  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  LIKE  If it is Weil Put Tugeffier  So here it is : :  Single Harness at $lo, $12, $1*; per-set  and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  VVhips alio,  25,   50  and-a good   Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone  at Si and up to $���������"**.  I have the largest Stock' of   WHIPS   in  town and also the ������  Phillip Gable and (go., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������    Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures   the  finest  cigars   and  employes none but* white labor.  Why purchase inferior' foreign cigars  when you can obtain a superior akti  CLE foi .the same money  LP. ECKSTEIN.    ,  Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public  Office:���������First    Street,    "Onion, B. O.  B -st Axle Gpease^at  2.  BOxBS  ���������Fop Twenty-Five Cents  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  BARKER &. POTTS,  BARRISTERS,  SOLICITORS,, NOTARIES,   &e.    .  Office .Room 2, McPhee & Moure ii'ld'g and at'  NANAIMO. H. C. , '"  '  /1 P. O.' 'DRAWER*  18.  Puntledge Bottling Works*  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,  ,   ,   MANUFACTURER OF    SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,  GINGER  ALE,  Barsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler  of  Different  Brands  of   Lager- Beer,   Steam Beer  and  Porter  .Agent for.tho Union Brewery Cmpany.  ���������ES-EGr BEEB SOLD.FOK C-SuS33: G-^X/Z" ;  COURTENAY.  B. C.  Promptly and  NEATLY DONE  Rapringf  Wesley. 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SUBSCRIBE FOR,"THE HEWS."  -$2.00 PER AUifUM.  Clocks, watches, books  and stationery,  T. D. McLean  ^������������������^���������'3E1-V7"BLE^'~7----  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent lop the Alliance Fire  Insurance Company of Lon  don and the Phoenix of  Hapfcford.    Agent fop the Provincial  Building and Loan Ass������,  eiationof Toronto. ������������������-"  Unioa, B. e.  ��������� <*"'>������. j  r,-_-.v  "4  ', "  ,-' f'S  V. "--  /x., '-y-i  ."- 1 - 'ffz  ., ' ���������"**  is 1 ������������������  ��������� y^-i  n y f<  /' /'  ������������������'31  ������'  I  '  t -  V  J.  jx  JT:  f'i *,-1 ���������  .. .*  , "-���������  ������"-..  { 'ci I  (.-*-���������    ....  7 '  ���������*S*".r  V - '*'  ,';tv  ifj ���������-  ���������IT <  in ",  t;  li  HOW DICK CAME & &  * ������ INTO  A FORTUNE.  *!<  ������l������  .lS6S~-*-Anyone of tho name of Ains-  worth, born on Jan. 27 in the year 1S0S,  is invited to communicate either personally or by letter with A. Z., postofneej Ha-  ���������zelworth. They must be able to produce  certificate of birth, and other references���������  when they may hear of something to their  '   advantage. '   ,  RICHARD    AINSWORTH   read  the   paragraph   over   again   attentively by the not too brilliant  , light of a tallow candle, fixed in a beer  bottle.       "  ��������� ���������    "It is probably a hoax.   Most things  are; but once again, why not?"  "Heads. I  go;, tails I   don't,"   soliloquized Ainsworth, tossing up a coin.  .   "Tails. Umph, 'bad toss!   Tryr again.  "Tails again!   The fates are against  ��������� my having a day in the country evidently.   Well, once more for luck!"  The sovereign turned and twisted in  the air and bounced on the table.  - "Meads! That decides il," said Ains-  worth, pocketing the coin. "I shall go.''  , Tho next'day found him seated in a  third-class ��������� smoking carriage, of tbe  12:35 to IJazehvorth.  In his pocket his birth certificate, his  mother's    marriage   certificate,    some  odd-and-end  letters of  reference,  and  -. the paragraph in question, torn from  the agony column of the Times.  Arrived    at   his   destination,  he inquired for "A. Z." at tho local postof-  ��������� lice, and,was referred to Jlr. Battye,  (No. 1 Aston villas. Mr. Eattye proved  to be a country solicitor of tbe old  school.     ��������� , ������������������  .'���������Your name, you say,- is Richard  Ainsworth?"-queried Mr. Battye.  Aiusworth answered in  tlie affirmative, and handed over his certificate of  birth and other documents.   The law-  - yer perused them carefully.  "These,  of course, ,can   be    verified  ������������������Iatoi on." lie said.   "i*)Tow. tell me, have,  you any living.relations or connections  of any sort?"  ��������� ���������     :  "I've got a sort of cousin somewhere,"  said Ainsworth; "but he never asks me  to dine, and so I've cut him."     . :  "I moan," said Mr. Battye, "you have j  no ties of any sort?" No one who takes  ��������� an interest in you?"  "Only my landlady," said Ainsworth  cheerfully.   "I owe her $2.50."  "Don't be so flippant, young man.  This may bo a serious matter for you.  An eccentric client of mine wishes to  adopt some one of j-our age."  "If,"     said   Ainsworth,   "any   ono   is  yearning  for  my  youthful  affections,-  they are to be had in exchange for a  comfortable home.    Please go on, sir;  I am all attention."  "Well, tho case stands like this," said  ��������� Mr. Battye, clearing his throat. "I have  a very eccentric client' of the same  name as yourself���������an old man and a  bachelor.  . "For a long time a nephew of his (of  the same nam., Ainsworth. and of exactly your age) lived with him. He had  tho boy educated and treated him as if  he was his own son. Much to poor old  Mr. Ainsworth's disappointment, however, the boy turned out badly.     The !  I  m  MM  erally useful. So it came about that  Dick clothed himself in purple and .fine  linen and-called himself a lucky dog.  It was' about two years after Dick  became a nephew by adoption, that,  walking home one evening, with a gun  over his arm, he was aware of an individual sitting on a stile and glaring  at him. As he wanted to get on quickly, he asked the mini if'he had bought  the whole,stile or only a part of it.  "How do you like nursing, eh? My  respectable uncle is not yet dead, I  hear."  "O," said Dick, "your name is Arthur  Charles Hardman Ainsworth, I suppose?"  "It used to be," said the individual  on the stile; "it's Henry Miles now.  The other was���������er���������too long.,; I found  it inconvenient."  "Yes."' said Dick, "it's a long name.  Aro you coming up to the house?"  "No; curse you!" said the man savagely.     , .     - ���������   '  "As you please," said Dick'. "Only I  thought your uncle might be glad to see  you, that's all."  "Well, kindly attend ,to your nursing  and leave my business alone���������see? And  don't tell my uncle you've seen me."  Mr. Miles thereupon let loose a choice  and varied assortment of oaths, ending  with a wish that be, Dick, would immediately depart for a warmer climate.  "Weird specimen," thought pick to  himself ' as he strode homewards.  "Rather unwashed, nasty, shifty,,eyes  ���������no, not tit all a nice ornament in any  housc. Glad he didn't come along, after all; it would have upset the old  man dreadfully. Curious his turning up  here when every one'thought he rxvas  some 4,000 miles away. Now, I wonder  what he's after? and why he's so keen  Uncle Joe shouldn't know that 'lie is,in  England?"  Dick'strode along for the nextquar-,  ter of a mile with a thoughtful frown  on his usually placid face.  "I've-half a mind to go and see,old  Battye," 'he muttered to himself. "I  think !��������� will go and see Battye.."  ' "Well, Dick, what is it?" said Mr.  Battye, bustling into the room. "Have  a glass of sherry?"  "Thanks." said Dick', "I will; my  nerves are disordered. I've been trying to think."  "Umph!" growled the little lawyer.  "When you've quite finished your nonsense perhaps you'll condescend to tell  me what you've come for.'.'  "Can you keep a secret?" asked Dick.  "Suppose I can.   It's my trade."  "Well. I just met an individual calling himself Arthur Charles Hardman  Ainsworth sitting on a stile about three-  quarters of a mile from here; that's  all."  "Absurd!" said the elder man promptly. "The sinner owning that name is  somewhere at the back of Lagos."  "Officially speaking, your information is accurate," said Dick, "but he is  visiting this particular district under  the    pleasing   pseudonym    of   Henry  Dick; I've left you everything. I signed  the will to-day."  ' "You mustn't do that," answered  Dick very-"quietly. "It's awfully good  of you, and don't think I'm not grateful, but it's not fair, Uncle .Toe. I'm  no relation to you, and I've, not the  slightest claim on you. You've been  far too kind to me' as it is. There is  some one 'else who has a right to be  your heir." ,  "It's no use discussing the matter,"  said Mr. Ainsworth abruptly. "I  would rather leave my, money to���������to  provide England with an endless supply of German bands than leave a  farthing of it to the person you refer  to." ' '.'���������,  It was on the fifth evening after the  day that Dick first saw Arthur Ainsworth'that he came across him again  for the second and last time.  Old Mr. Ainsworth, who had complained of'feeling seedy, went to bed  directly after dinner, and Dick, who  was'tired iafter a long day's shooting,  went to his room soon afterward, about  10.  He undressed leisurely, smoking" a  cigarette.' and prepared for a quiet  hour or so of reading in bed. The,book  proved interesting and he had finished  the first volume about 12.*'}0. Not feeling sleepy, he determined to get the  second volume from the library.  He had already reached the bottom  flight of stairs, when a ,slight grating  sound made him pause. He listened  again and realized that it came from  the side door leading into the garden.,  Blowing out his candle, he slipped into  the hall and flung a lar-re, dark-cloak  over his light-colored pajamas. Standing close up against the wall, he listened and watched.  ���������    ��������� '   .       .     '  The fumbling wiih the latch lasted  two or three mi mites longer; then the  * *������������������ '  bolt shot back with a sharp click and  the door was cautiously opened. A man  closed the door again and stole noiselessly past him along the passage.*  "The only Arthur!" muttered Dick.  "Humph! It's not tlie plate he's after,"  he reflected, as the figure turned aside  i *J  from the-passage leading to the kitchen  and .pantry'*  The house was perfectly silent, so  silent that Dick could distinctly hear  the quid-:, nervous breathing of the  man in front of him.  Noiselessly the two men' crept up the  RIDES A WHEEL. and offered him a railroad job where  _���������    ��������� . . ., '      '���������   ~       ��������� --  ���������������������������     he might* have a chance to lead a,new  Latest   Accomplishment    of    a   Girl    i?f'p  Deaf, Dumb and  Blind. I      ,.'       .... ,,  .,      .   , ,  ��������� .      ��������� ,,  '    .. ,     ,.-���������,,..'       He took the money and the,30b, and  He en Keller rides a wheel!   This is   the next time 1 saw Mm he was in m  the latest accomplishment to be ac- at Sacramento, with a bullet hole in  quired by the marvelous young girl who him/ Before hQ u liyi howevel%  has so interested scientific men and so   he told me with a l      ^ that,the hoW.  amazed the unscientific world. Miss Up was a fake from start to finish,'and  Keller when a mere infant, became, that uLg. wife ma the shooting from the  through an attack oi: a violent disease, | woods wit]l, a 1.evolver and ran away  blind, deaf, and dumb.    Recently she  entered Radcliffe College, Cambridge,  Mass., and is now one of its binghtest  pupils. The'story of her development is  well-night incredible. Blind and deaf,  having, never heard: human anguage,  she has learned to speak German and  French so well that a native to these  tongues cannot tell she is a foreigner.  Her English, too, is perfection. She-  reads all tfee- great authors, can recite  Shakspeare and Goethe and' Hugo,-  writes good poetry herself and is quite  adept in dead languages: To accomplish this marvelous result years of infinite toil, and'patience were spent by  as fast as' she could. They figured that  the lich men would make up some sort  of purse, and if they didn't get more  than a hundred dollars it would hav.e  repaid them amply for all their expense  and ��������� trouble. As for the risk-: there  wasn't any. I was. glad nobody heard .  the scoundrel tell this story, Cor it  made me mighty sore, and I never told  it till' I had been away from California'  for five,years."���������Washington Star.  ,RUNS 200 MILES AN  HOUR.  ���������f*TE~r,EN   KEI,~LEI~-.  stairs/   The intruder had removed, his  climax came when, one fine day. young   Miles.   cO, he's the real original, right  Arthur, that was the boy's name, forged his uncle's signature on a check for  a fairly large amount.   *  "The forgery was detected and the  bank sent the check down 'to my client.  He authorized them to pay the money,  gave the forger a further check for  $500. and* turned him out of the house  the same'clay.  "My client, who is now an old man,  arid in a very feeble state of health, is  fanciful, as all invalids are, and took it  . nto his head that he wanted to adopt  dome one of the same name and age as  his nephew. He said he was lonely,  1111a wanted somebody to talk to and  cl.eer him up.  ."The upshot of it all is that he insisted upon putting that advertisement in  ��������� the papers against my advice. As a result,'I have been plagued with some  hundreds of letters and visits from  Ainsworths, real and imaginary.  "Yon may be able to fill the situation;  of course that is not for me to decide.  I stronglj- disapprove.of the whole idea,  and I know no reason why I shouldn't  disapprove of yon. You seem to be able  to fulfill the conditions, however. You  ore educated, and apparently a gentleman."  The discussion was long���������Richard  Ainsworth difficile, and Battye suspicious. But the old gentleman seemed  -to take a great liking to Dick, as he  called him; and, in spite of Mr. Battye's  grumbling,, persuaded him to stay for  three months to see how he liked it.  Dick tried it, liked it, aud finally accepted the post permanently. He got  genuinely attached to old Uncle Ains-  .-worth, and after a time managed the  estate for him. and made himself 2en-  cnough. I recognized him from his  picture." v  "Whew! What a mess!" exclaimed  the lawyer.   "What did you do?"-  "I advised him to come up to the  house and try and patch things up."  "Did you now?" said Mr. Battye,  looking at Dick curiously.  "Yres," said Dick; "and he refused the  inA'itation with much unnecessary  cursing. He made me promise not to  mention that I had seen him to Uncle  Joe, and I am puzzled to think why he  has come here."  "Prom''what I know of dear Arthur  I should say he had come after the  family plate," responded Mr. Battye.  "Quite so; but what is to be done?"  "My dear boy, you must just sit still  and await developments," said ��������� Mr.  Battye. laying his hand on Dick's shoulder. "There are not many people in  your position who would have tried to  induce him to patch matters up. Not  that I think old Mr. Ainsworth would  have consented." >  "Well, you see," said Dick, "the fellow is an awful scamp; but I feelthat  I am playing it rather low down on  him, all the same. Now I must hurry  off or I shall he late for dinner."  "Dick!" said old Mr. Ainsworth later  in the evening.  "Yes," said Dick without looking up.  "I've    seen  Mr.   Battye  to-day,  my  boy."    -  "O!   What's up?"  "I've made a new will, Dick. I'm getting old and shaky, and I've got a lot  of money, you know."  "Y'es,"  said   Dick  candidly,   "you're  disgustingly rich."  "So    will you be before very  long,  boots, and Dick was~-in his bare feet.  Atthetop the,man turned to the right,  and Dick's face grew stern. Hitherto  lie had made up his mind that"the visit  was intended for himself or the plate  chest. But now ,the man was mpving  toward Mr. Ainsworth's room.,  , All of a sudden Dick darted back  into the shadow of a, recess. The man  had turned on his lantern. He had a  wire instrument in his hand, and was  evidently prepared for the door being  locked. He was saved the trouble,  however, as it yielded easily to his  pressure. &  He crossed quickly to the bedside,  and Dick caught the glitter of a small,  wicked looking knife in his hand and  stood ready.  c Up went tho hand, and at the same  instant Dick caught it scientifically in  a grip like iron, aud seizing him by the  throat with the other hand effectually  prevented any unseemly noise.  As he did so he caught sight of Uncle  Joe's face, and dropped his prisoner  with an oath.  "Good God!" muttered the latter, also  looking at tho bed.   "He's dead!"  Dick reverently covered up the face  with the sheet and turned to the would-  be murderer, who, by a sudden revulsion of feeling, was standing white and  limp with horror, plucking nervously  at the bed curtains.- "Come," he said  brieflj-, and the man followed him out  of the room.  Dick led the way to the library, lighted a candle, and motioned to'the man  to stand before him.  "Give - me  that  knife,"   said   Dick,  locking the door.  The knife was handed over.  "You came here intending to murder  your uncle to-night."  "Don't!" said the man, shivering.  "I saw you come   in, and   followed  you.    I watched you the whole time.  I thought at first you might have come  to try and, cut my throat; that would  have been excusable, seeing that your  uncle disinherited you ih.my favor just  before he died.       .  "If you hadn't come, here to-night to  try arid murder 3'qur uncle I might  eventually have handed the property  back to you; as it is, Km hanged if I  will. By the way, I suppose you meant  to try and fasten the crime on me if  things had been otherwise? Have you.  got any money?" .  The man shook his head.  Dick unlocked the drawer and took  out $250 in notes.  "Now," he said, "I'll give you twenty-  four hours to get out of England.  Write me an address in New York that  will find you on that slip of paper. In  a fortnight's time I will arrange to  send you a check to the address for  $5,000. The share in the property  which I should have-otherwise restored  to you shall go to a hospital instead.  Now, clear out and be, thankful.' '  So Arthur Charles Hardman Ainsworth vanished into- the night. And  Richard Ainsworth, the ' interloper,  reigned in his stead!���������Tit-Bits.  her, and her interpreter and friend,  Miss Sullivan, who, before taking up  ,the instruction of Helen, was a teacher  'in a deaf-mute institution. The teacher  jbegan with establishing a sort of tele-  'graph code between herself and, her  Jpupil in the form of finger taps on the  palm of the little girl. Helen learned  ;to give utterance ,to language ,by placing her fingers on Miss Sullivan's lips,  fact and throat and then imitating the  motions made by her'teacher with the  same muscles. She sings delightfully,  but has never heard her own voice.  ���������She knows"'what light is, without having seen, recites"difficult lessons to better advantage than many of her fellow  pupils, and has now taken to cycling,  from which she derives as much joy  asany^ of her companions who are in  full possession of their faculties. Miss  Keller'rides tandem, fearlessly, and if  she keeps on progressing she may be  able to completely demonstrate the  theory that all the senses are really  one at root���������touch.  Terrific Speed Is Claimed foij a Ne-wlj  DesiKncd   Ifflcctric   Locomotive,  A locomotive that'will run 200 miles  an hour has recently been completed at  the Baldwin    Locomotive    Works in  Philadelphia.   It is called the lightning  express  electric locomotive.    Nothing'  that resembles it has ever been  constructed.    It is announced that .with ,  this locomotive a speed of 120 miles an,  hour'has been made privately.    This  wTould bring Chicago within five hours'  ride of New York. .  In appearance' the  new  locomotive  gives hardly a suggestion of its speed.'.  There is little mechanism visible, as the  motors' are hidden in "jackets of steel'  with   the   exception   of   the   di'iving  - wheels,' whose length-and solidity are  not so apparent from their size as from  their construction.   The locomotive has  the appearance of an ordinary baggage .  car.   While not in the-least resembling  the    conventional   locomotive   In   out-,,  ward appearance, this one is considered  the most coiriplete in the world.    The  frame is, made of 10-inch rolled steel *  channels,   surrounded   by   a  half-inch  rolled steel plate, covering the entire  floor.    The plate is an important de-  NEW ELECTRIC  ENGINE.  WAS  NOT ON   THE   BILLS.  Remarkable Scheme of a Man and His  Wife to  Bleed Millionairess.  "This story I see going the rounds of  the newspapers about a gang "but West  scheming to hold up a train with Van-  derbilt, Depew and other rich meat on  it," remarked a detective, "reminds me  of one similar that occurred in my bailiwick when I was working in California."  "As to how?", questioned the reporter.  "A chap out there came to me just as  the fellow did in the case of this detective and said he was one of a gang that  was going to hold up a train with a lot  of Frisco millionaires aboard, but that  as I had been a friend to him when he  needed it, which was true, or he would  have then been wearing tho stripes, he  was going-to give the snap away.    It  looked to me to be the chance of my  life, and I at once began operations to  thwart the robbers.   1 told the chap to  go ahead and help the gang get ready  for the train, and that when it was held  up they  would hear something  drop,  ���������and that he had better keep in a safe  place or ifc might be him along with  the others.    The train left Frisco one  night at 9 o'clock, and I was informed  that the hold-up was to take place in.  a lonesome spot an hour out of Frisco.  I had a car-load of armed men ready.  "As we struck the dangerous place I  was pretty nervous, and so was everybody else, but we meant business and  braced up with a drink or two for  whatever work we might have. It came  at last, with a light .011 the track,, and  the train pulled up. As it stopped there"  was a volley.of a half-dozen shots poured into the train from the woods near  the tracki which my men responded to  on the spot, much to ray chagrin, for I  had wanted the robbers to board us,  where we could have them in good  shooting position. My men were green,  though, or at least most of them were,  and they were so rattled by the volley  that they forgot what they were doing  and banged away.  "Nothing was left them but to give  chase, which we did for a few hundred  yards through the woods, but they got  away in the dark, and we found nothing except, as we came back to the  train, my friend the informex-. Him we  found lying in the gutter on top of his  lantern, scared half to death. We took  him in, and as the train pulled out I  explained his part in the 'affair and the  millionaires were so pleased with his  heroic conduct in saving them that  they made up a pony purse of $1,500  and presented it to  him  on tbe anot  tall, as it gives strength to resist blows  in collision. The frame is carried on  two trucks, which have all tlie easy riding features of, par trucks, that is^ soft  springs, swinging motion 'and free  movement.' '  This is the. first- electric express engine. , The new electric locomotives that  have heretofore been built have all  been to haul freight trains or to" run at  a low rate of speed. On tbe experimental track in the* yard of its builders  along which it has been run such terrific ancl unheard-of speed has been attained as to permit the conservative  announcement to be made that the average speed of 150 miles an hour can  be maintained for almost any distance.  The power is supplied from the third  rail, as on the Metropolitan Elevated  Railroad in Chicasro.  Vertical   Hand writing  on  a Check.  In a Camden school the vertical style  of handwriting has recently been introduced and the change in the pupils'  chirography is very marked.  One of the pupils has an account in  a savings'   bank.    The  other day  he  wanted $0, ancl, filling up a check'for  that amount, signed it, and'presented  it at the -paying teller's window.  The teller stared hard at the boy.  "Is this your signature?"  he asked.  "Yes, sir," replied the lad, in surprised  tones. ���������  Then the paying teller compared the  signature on the check with that in the  book containing the autographs of depositors. There was no resemblance  between the two.  A consultation of officials was held,  and the youthful depositor was plied  with more'questions. Then it dawned  upon him what the trouble was.  "Oh," said he, "they've changed the  style of penmanship in our school, and  I use the vertical system now. That's  why my signature is different."  The check was paid.���������Philadelphia  Call. -    '  ���������';.".'���������'      . v     .  Somethine:   More.  "So Claude has,given up courting  that Jones girl?. Wras it anything less  than a Gatling gun that discouraged  him?"  "It -was a parrot."---Detroit. Free  Press.     '''.'���������      ' ���������' ���������  A���������"Come and take supper with me."  B���������"I can't, old man: I'm just married  and my wife'expects me home to coffee." A���������"What! you drink coffee?  Why, I thought you always drank tea  at night." B���������"Oh, my wife cooks it so  that no one can tell the difference."���������  Fliegende Blaetter.  "No, sah," said the Colonel; "I never-  go hunting, sah. It is cruelty, too?"  "What is a fish?" asked the Colonel, in  scornful tones; "a creature that has its,  existence entiahly in watah, sah."���������  Indianapolis Journal.  '';-  Duzbey���������I understand that Mrs. Buz-  buz has begun divorce proceedings.  Doobe3~-���������On what grounds ? Duzbey;  ���������South Dakota.���������Roxbury Gazette. *l-
!- -"
ANIMALS   THAT    HUNT    HOMES.
Lf.
Careful
No   Living   Perslo-tt.   Is  -More
About a   Choice.
Animals, such as the coon, fly ing squirrel, wild mouse, gray and red squir-
-rels, and opossum, at some time during
the year go "home" hunting, the same,
as people do; The favorite flat location
is some big-forest tree, and when these
animals start out they look,first'for a
good, comfortable front door. They
cannot build-homes of their own as the
birds do, but when they, have found a
front door of the right size they ��an
clean the house after their fashion by
removing the rotten wood, and supply
it with all the furniture needed by way
of soft leaves!.St.icks.and straw. , s
All the animals' named above' have
good stout teeth and know well how to
use them. When they once find a nice
home   in  a   good   neighborhood,  with
THE PLIMSOLL   MARK.
WlLrD
JIOTJSE  AND   GRAY
HOME.
SQUIRREL  AT
plenty of food'and few .enemies, they
do-not permit the tree to close its door,
but as it grows dangerously small gn'a~w
offthe new gro,wtii, thus compelling the.
tree to, keep "open doors." Squirrels
could use cavities entered through holes
large enough for coons or hedgehogs,
but they usually seek places entered
through holes just about large enough
for the largest one of the family. In
this way thoy are not molested by their
large enemies. Mice of the woods could
use holes large enough forsquirrels,but
they ugually seek lodgings of very small
size, like the little hole in the'beech tree
shown in the first cut: Wheu once within hawks and' owls can do them no
harm. An ash tree furnishing two extra
fine holes for" a big gray squirrel is also
shown in the first cut. Each doorway
shows the marks of teeth, and no doubt
there is a good supply of nuts stored
inside for winter use. - '
The coon-tree shown in tho second cut
is an unusually fine one, two stories
high and plenty large enough for any
member of the coon family to enter.
The. coon, perhaps, is trying to decide
which door to choose, or he is waiting
to learn whether any one is at home.
Coons usually have several homes ban-'
dy for emergencies.    .
Coons store up food in the form of fat,
and during cold weather curl up iirid
A, Device that Has Sax fed Himclreds oi
"Lives and Much Property.
If you ever walk around the waterfront of a large commercial city and
look closely at the big ocean steamships
and sailing'ships moored along the
wharves, you will notice that many of
them have, a white circle and a lot. of
white lines marked on their sides close
to the water, almost as if some bad boy
had been chalking a' picture there of a
griddle-cake and a gridiron; but when
you-find'that hundreds of ships are
marked just the same way, those painted light colors having the marks in
black, you know that those marks really mean something o'f Importance In
connection with the ships on w.hich
you see them. If you should notice
more closely you would soon discover
that all the ships belonging to Great
Britain, even the magnificent passes-
geiVsteamers like the ��� "Lucania" ' and
"Teutonic," were marked with those
queer signs, and that ships of no other
nation had them. If you were to a si",,
some sailor what the, mark meant he
would tell you briefly that it is the
"Plimsoll Mark," and you would be no
wiser than before; in fact,'he probably
would not know much more than that
bare fact himself.
That ugly mark, however, is'the i-nfe-
gimrd to hundreds of vessels on the
.stor-ny ocean, and to tho-oisftnds'of lives,
and to millions of dollars* worth of
freight. It has only been in use about
twenty years, only prop-srly used ��� for
the last ten yea-ru, and is still'adopted
by only one great seafaring nation in
all the world. - '.    '
Twenty-five year* ago It was no uncommon thing for ships to go out to
.sea laden with valuable cargo and
hopeful human beings,, never to be seen
or heard of again. ' People. on shore,
even the-owners of the cargoes and' relatives of the passengers, would take
it as something they must be prepared
to expect on account of. the* dangers of
the ocean. . Finally, one man determined to make.. a_study of 'the subject,
and see if such terrible tragedies were
really unavoidable. He was an inflexible Englishman, named Plimsoll,
-and a member of Parliament.,He spent
day, after day-along the docks watching ships loading and unloading, coming in and going out; he talked with
ship-owners, captains, and sailors. ^He
saw ships sent to sea with leaky bottoms, rotten spars, and worn-out rigging, with rusty boilers and rattle-trap
engines^ He saw them loaded "until
even in the still waters of tlie, harbor
their upper decks were down"tot the
water's edge, and. this oTerloading
seemed to be the worst and most frequent fault.
Then he went back to Parliament,
and introduced a bill to pot a mark on
the sides of ships to show bow deeply
they'could with safety be loaded. The
mark suggested was a circle with a
horizontal line through its center. When
this horizontal line was down to the
water's edge, no more freight was to
be put into the vessel; she was to he
considered loaded. Immediately Plimsoll   brought do\yn upon  himself  the
INGENIOUS   HORSE   THIEVES.
THE  COON  HUNTS  A HOTiE.
 .  ���'-
remain dormant for weeks together,
while squirrels lay in a good store of
nuts for use when .the ground, is frozen
or covered with snow."
��� (Sensitive.
Weary Watkins���Say, Hungry, this
here booze is great. Would it be an insult to ast how you got it?
Hungry Higgins���Worked a old guy
fer a quarter. ~ ;'���:���'---.������-'������"��� -.-
"Now, what did you want to introduce that there word, fer? , It clean
takes all the enjoyment .out of tlie bc-
cation." ~-~      -      . *    -
"Wot word?"
"That there word beginnin' wit' 'vv.' "
���Indianapolis Journal.
Her Reason.
"I say, sister, I got turned down last
night." x.'.-'V-i      ��.*.-;-���'.���-������=-..���������,���.���*���:���'���-
"How was that?" *':* '���'������";'''���' '��� .
"Miss Queenshape wouldn't Jet me
hold her hani-t:,^^.^^,.:    '-.**���*:<r.s;..)..      .
"Well, it wasn't because she was so
very proper; it was becatise*she. didn't,
want to let you see hb\-r large liei' handf
was."���New York Recorder.
wrath of the ship-owners, while everybody else laughed at his cranky idea;
but he was not going, to be downed.
He published a book telling all he had
learned about the criminal overloiLdiiig
of vessels, and their wretched condition when sent to sea.
At last he got a vague sort of an act-
passed, giving the Board' 'of Trade
power to survey ships going to sea,
and to stop those which seemed to be
unseaworthy. This was in 1873, and
during the first nine months of the net
286 vessels were surveyed, and 238 of
them found unseaworthy. At least one
lu every ten was found to be so dangerously overloaded as to be in almost
a sinking condition before leaving the
dock. Of course, this opened the eyes
of the Board of Trade and of Parliament, .and Plimsoll's mark became an
established feature on British sea-going ships; but its establishment whs
fought against by ship-owners, Ineh by.
inch. It was nicknamed tha "pancake," and ridiculed and treated with
contempt in every way. Some shipowners put the- mark on their smokestacks in defiance and derision. Plimsoll heldxto his idea,, howey.er, .even
getting himself suspended ' from " the
House of Commons one day for being
too blunt and violent in hls'plain -.tdlk'*
upon the subject. The result was "The
Merchant Shipping Act of lS76i"-mak-=
ing the,Plimsoll Mark compulsory on
all British seagoing vessels, and requiring its position to be fixed, not by the j
ship-owners, but by the'Board of Trade,-'
-Lieut. John M. Ellicott, U, S.. N., in
St. Nicholas. ������'.;. :
Niovei.Manner in'Wliich a   Nebraska
 '    -   Band Piled ���TTieir.Trade.
"When I was in Nebraska, near the
Snake River, north of the Great Sand
Hill, in 1x359," said a Lewiston citizen,
"we.iliAd'four camps situated about
eighteen miles apart, ��� and to go from
, Theme's ,camp to Dunham's camp it
was necessary to go through a long
piece of pine woods. For a number of
months everyone who had gone through
the woods alone never came back. One
day it was necessary that I should go
through with a lot of money and no
escort, and I set out on a horse that I
got from .a stable ^veeper near Thorne
cam*p. When-I had nearly reached, the
woods' five '.miles'.-out Jny horse was
taken ill and foaming ait the mouth and
refused to go on. Clearly to, my medical
aye it had been poisoned slightly by
some one. A man not so well up in
medicine might not have known it.
Soon what looked like' a hunter came
along on a' horse-and offered to swap,'
taking mine back to the ��� stable if' I
would leave him near'^Dunham'cfimp
with a trapper., I ought to haye seen
through this, but did not. I got on
to the powerful horse of the stranger
and started through the five miles of
.woods. Half way through without apparent reason - the horse broke into a
trot, a gallop and a run, and dashing
off the trail 'through the woods picked
his way among trees as nicely as if he
had gone that way <a hundred times.
Pull as I would at the bridle he paid no
attention, but .ran the faster. Wiien
he ,had leaped a brook and landed on
the sand beyond, the marks of footprints alarmed me'and I slippedfoff at
the risk of my life. He ran up a ravine and I hid, fea ring.'that it was a
trap, as it afterward proved.' Tn a little while three men armed' with rifles
came back on, the trail, one riding the
horse, now calm as a lamb. I picked
my way to the road and got to the
camp. Two weeks later nineteen of
us followed -a\,man who had hired a
horse at the same, place I did. I was
taken ill and the' same trapper came
along on the same' horse. ' WThen the
horse clashed into the woods, as he had
been trained.to do, nineteen of us dashed after'him ,and finally arrived at a
mountain camp of the robbers. We
took every man���seven of them���and,
well,' la~vy was not well supported out
there then and no court sat nearer
than 200 miles/ .We" didn't carry the
rascals away from their own camp fire.
The trained horse -met 'the fate of its
owners.!'���Lewiston, Journal.
JtEAlDY    FOR.    BUSE"\"KSS.
"With a very active,. energetic working-
man, or a man of business, a cane of crutch
1 is a sign of some inlirmative,- but he will
have to u*-e one or both if-sciatica sets  in
i nnd disables bis hip.    Worse than all this,
! he may be bed-ridden for a long time, and
still worse, mav be obliged to resort to surgical treatment. Why all this should be
endured -when the trouble can be, easily
cured iiinst be because he'don't know that'
St." Jacobs Oil, the great remedy for pain,
is a special cure for this very much dreaded
malady. It has proved itself the most
soothing and penetrating remedy for reaching the sciatic nerve and effectually curing
its agonies that has perhaps ever been tried.
A flowering plant is said to abstract
from the soil two hundred times cits
own weight in water.
BOKNK    I>0"W~y   WITH   INriKMITIBS
Age finds rits surest solace in the benignant
tonic aid afforded by Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, which counteracts rheumatic and malarial tendencies, relieves growing inactivity
of the kidnevx. and is the finest remedy extant for disorder.-, of the stomach, livor and
bowels. Nervousness, too, with which old
people are very apt to be afflicted, is promptly
relieved by it.'
The  human race
dollara.r
is but a contest of
Two bottles of Piso's Cure for Consumption cured me of a bad lung trouble.���Mrs.
J. Nichols, Princeton, lnd., March2G,/18y5.
HO ITT'8    SCHOOL    "FOR    BOYS.
This school is located at Burlingame,
San Mateo county,' Cal., in charge of Ira G-.
Iloitt, Ph. D. It is accredited at the State
and Stanford Universities, and is one of the
best of its kind.. Twelfth term begins January 4, 1897. '	
,'Pacts Regard ing Divers.'
The dress of a fully equipped diver
weighs 1G9^ pounds,' "and costs about
$500. First of all" comes 8% pounds.of
thick underclothing; then follows the
dress itself, weighing 14 pounds: boots,
32 pounds, monstrous things with leaden soles; breast and back weights, SO
pounds; ancl lastly, the helmet,, which
weighs 35 pounds. When the hull of
the Great'Eastern was cleaned by divers as she was being loaded with the
,'cable for the Indian submarine telegraph,-the contract price for the work
���twas ��1,800, and it was completed in six
weeks by twelve divers. The incrustation on' her "bottom was more ,than a
foot thick, and after it was removed
she lifted fully two inches. The greatest depth at,which a diver rnay safely
w.ork is' 150 feet. There have been,
however, rare instances of diving to 20-1
feet, and sustaining a pressure of 8S%
pounds on every square inch on tho
body of the diver. Diving was first incepted by the action of the elephant in
crossing a deep river, when he swims
beneath the water, elevating his trunk,
by which' method he breathes. The
work of a diver consists in recovering
lost articles, and slinging them in such
a manner that thej* can be easily hauled up, cleaning and coppering ships'
bottoms, cleaning propellers, and com-
���municating by slate and voice. When
able ,-to work at a depth of 120 feet, a
diver is considered, fully qualified.   The
'iiag ships  in  the 'British   navy   carry
"eight divers, and the cruisers four each,
fully equipped.���Strand Magazine.
Statu or Onio, City or Toledo, /
Lucas 'County^ ,    j
Frank J.- Cheney makes oath that ho'is the
senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney <fc Co.,
doing business in the city of Toledo, .County
and State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay,
the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for
each and everv case of Catarkh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
,    x.   * FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in' my
presence, this 6th day of December, A. D. 1886.
SEAL
A. W. GLEASON,
Notary Public.
Hall's'Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and
acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces
"of the system.  'Seud for testimonials, free.
'    F. 'J..CHBiNr"EY & CO., Toledo, O. ',
Sold by druggists, 75c. J' '
Hall's Family Fills.are the best.    ���
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A million aores of forest . are cut
down every year to supply, European
rial way companies with' .sleepers on
which the lines are laid.
Gladness Comes
With a better understanding of the
transient nature of the many physical ills, which vanish- before proper efforts���gentle efforts���pleasant efforts���
rightly directed.    There is comfort in
the knowledge, that so maiiy forms of"
sickness* acre not due to any, actual disease, but simply to a constipated condition of the system, which the pleasanV
family laxative, Syrup of Figs, promptly removes.' That is why it is the only '
remedy with millions of families, andis^
everywhere esteemed so highly by all"
who value good health."  Its beneficial
effects are due to the fact, that it is the
one remedy which   promotes internal
cleanliness   without   debilitating   the
organs on which it acts. It is therefor��
all important, in order to get its beneficial  effects,  to note when you pur-   .
chase, that you have the' genuine arti-.
cle, whioh is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by
all reputable druggists.
If in the enjoyment of good health,
and the system is regular, laxatives or
other, remedies are then not needed. If
afflicted with any actual disease, one
may be commended to the most skillful
physicians, but if in need of a laxative,
one should have the best, and .with the*
well-informed everywhere, Syrup of
Fig's stands highest and is most largely
v*Bed and gives most general satisfaction.
FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE SICK or
"Juat Don't, Fa��" Well,""'
,ELI!5^UVERr PILLS
<are tho Ono Thing-to use.     .'
Only One for a Dose.
Eold by X>rxiffglata >*- S5c�� A box
Samples mailed f coo.     Address
Dr. Bosanko Heel. C**. Phila. Pa.'
I>UPTTJKE nnd PI"L*~:s cured; no.pay until
\t   cured;-send for book.   Dns. Mansfield <b
PoRTEKriELD, 838 Market St., San Francisco. ���_,
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er Life.
And Gets Him.
Some folks look out for number one;
That all may be quite true;
Btit when it is a widow she
Looks out for number two.
���Truth. .
"Flee!" cried sh-e..._ "You .mean..fly,
don't you?" lfe> 'asked.- ��� "Never-��� mind
what insect.I mean; just git. Pa's coming."���Harlem..'Life.-^v    v'���.';."'���*   .:���;������*.'-���
Let's  take   holdyh&fcds,
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., v We've got some beautiful
business fer yoii an3^wi-ttr
y��.u>>ind for and yririkyyour
customer. r
Schilling's   Best   is   the
tea.    Pay every customer's.
money back that don't like
it.    We'll pay you.
There's money in it.
A SchiPinjc &-Company
San Francisco     ��� ' ��� . ���.: .895
. A Rat  Creates   a   Panic:   in   School.
'The'' "mischievous   boy   pupils   camo
very near breaking up the high school
,aj; ...Livermore "Falls,  Me., ��� a  few  days
since. In-some way. known only to tlie
..hoys, ..they   obtained  possession   of  a
live'rat,' and a big one, arid let it loose
to "-do" the schoolroom. The teacher
'.wassimplyama-ied. and the "big girls"
���nearly had fits:'' They gathered their
"skirts" about them with great alacrity
and sought refuge on the top of the
���:desks. ---Three of the boys^ "syere i.mme-
^.diatdly suspended by the teacher,'and
���V'm'eeting of the town'committee was
called, at which it was decided, the
..,cpmi"ai.ttee laboring under theldea that
���J'"bbys-? vfill--.be. boj-s, "to let them go
back on* promise of. good behavior.���
:'E,e?-yistpn journal..
x?ame Thins*.
"Husband,- "vvhat did the doctor say
about me?"
"He said that you must give up religion and take to drink."
.'  "What!"
��������� "Well, he'~$aid ypu.must stop doing so
much' church work and take a tonic."���
Louisville Courier-Journal.
Doiirt judge a.man's bravery in the
day time, when there are no ghosts or
mad women around-
Mr. E. D. Jenkins, of Lithonia, Ga.,
*ays that his daughter, Ida, inherited a
severe case of Eczema, which the usual
mercury and potash remedies failed toJ
relieve. Year by year she was treated
���with various medicine5, external applications and internal remedies, without
result. Her sufferings were intense,
and her condition grew steadily worse.
All the so-called blood remedies did not
seem tc reach the disease at all until S.
S.S. was given, when
an iinprovement
���was at once noticed.
The lnediciti-Si' waa
continuecd with favorable results, and
now she is cured
sound and well, her
skin is perfectly
clear and pure and
she has. baen saved
from, what threat-:
ened to blight her life forever.. f *
S. S.S .{guaranteed purely vegetable')
cures Eczema, Scrofula', Cancer, Rheu-
matism, or any other blood trouble.
It is-a realblocd remedy and always
cures even after all else fails.
A Real Blood Remedy*
Take a blood remedy for a blood disease;
a tonic won't cure it.
O u r books
on blood and
skin diseases
mailed free to
any address.
Swift Specific
Co., Atlanta,
Ga. .	
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Itchim: anil Blind, Bleeding or Protrudinn Piles yield at once to
pR.BQ-3AN-KO'S PILE REfWEDY. stop.Heh-
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60c.   DtuailiU or mna.      Dl��. BOSAMiO, I'hlle., Pa.
Clary'sTheFair
312 Washington St., Po {land. Or.
SI 25���Knit "Woolen Skirts,worth ?2. ~i 5c���100
dozen Men's Gray Wool Half Hose, worth 25
cents. ��2.35���Ladies' Welt Kid Mioe-, good
value, ?3.50. Kid Bodv Dolls, "lGc, 23c, 25c and
30c.   bressed Dolls, ��c, 15c, 20c, 25c and 45c.
"Make money by sue.
cessful speculation in
Chicago. We buy and
sell -A heat there on
margins. Fortunes have been i.iadc on a small
beginning by trading in futures. Write for
full particulars. Best of re'eience given. Several years' experience on the Chicago Board oi
Trade, and a thorough knowledge of the business. Downing, Hor>kins tt Co., Chicago Board
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and Spokane, Wash.
To any address, our ....
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This circular is issued for the benefit'of our
country customers who cannot avail themselves
of our Daily Special Sales. Send us your ad<
dress. "Vou will find both goods and prices
right. WILL tt FINCK CO.,
81&-820 "Market Street, San Francisco, Cal.
BEST IN THE  W0HLD.
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N, P. N.T7. No. 681.���S. F. N. U. No. 758 , (  G. A. 'Mc'Bain & Co.,   Real Estate  Brokers, .Nanaimo, B.C.  ... ��������� '  LOCALS.  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leiser's.  The "Gold Dust Claim" has been recorded from Texada by a gentlemen of  Vancouver.    '   ,       ~        '  ���������Wedding presents. See the stock  (new) of silverware at Leiser's.  The Clothes  Pin and Shingle social  o    take.*" olace at the Methodist Church this  Tuesday evening at 7:*io.  ���������Sale of Remnants at Leiser!$ for one  week only. ,,  Mr. and Mrs, L. P. Eckstien will leave.  - on Friday's  steamer    Mr.  Eckstien .will  return next week,  but Mrs Eckstien will  visit Vancouver.  . Ladies, have you seen those fine ihoea in  "N. Parks' window?  Bargains in white and color-* I Shirts  at Leiser's.  Mayor Dividsou  and the no-v N inaimo  .  City   Council   are     making   some   raiic-d  changes.' Tbe head of Gough fcHe  collector  assessor and police  clerk,  was the first tb  fall into the basket.    This was  followed up .  by a request��������� which   atniuufcs to  a direc-  tiou���������to the Police B.iard to dismiss Chief  Crossan and Constable Thompson;  so Rev. >  Mr. MuRae's efforts will < not have been in  vain.        ,    ' '   -. ���������  ���������Big reduction in shoes to make room  for the new stock, at McPhee & Moore's.  We   understand a  petition    is  being  signed in the  valley urging ..the govern-,  merit  to construct  the  Nanaiino-Comox  Trunk Road before the  wet weather sets  in this year. <-  Visiting cards  printed  at  the  NEWS  Office in neat script.  , On Saturday ��������� morning Mr,  Thompson took some men up to timber  the air-way in N0.5 Shaft where there is  usually a little rift ot gas, - an explosion  followed the introduction of the light,  burning Mr. Thompson and Mr. Austin  on_ the arms, neck face and hands. They  were taken to the- hospital,, where they  are doing well. They will be allright after  their wounds heal. The explosion blew  Mr. Steve .Sargent a few feet and a  Chinaman against* a post, breaking his  arm. It should be known that ��������� this  accident was not in the shaft where the  minners are working. '  ���������A. full line of Patent Medicines, etci,  at McPhee & Moore's  Messrs. Grant and Mounce have exhibited considerable public spirit in making a good road from Dunsmuir avenue  south on Second street. It adds . much  to the appearance of tbat part of the  town.    Who will follow the example?  The young People of the Christian Endeavor Society had a pleasant Social last  evenioftin their room, in the Presbyterian  Churoh, and every one seemed to enjoy it  thoroughly. 'The Epworth Leagurers were,  their guests and were well represented.  Get out your spelling books for Spelling  Bee next Tuesday evening, ia the Presbyterian Church. Gage's spelling book will  be used; open to all comers.  Jake  TENDERS  Tenders will be received up to the 17th  prox. by the Cumberland and Union Wa  ter Works Co, Limited Liability, for the  construction of a Composite Dam in  Hamilton Creek. Plans and specifications can be seen by applying tb the  Secretary. Lowest or any tender not  necessarily accepted.  Frank B. Smith  Secretary.  Union, B. C.  "Union   Shipping-.  Tepic left Feb.ist for Vancouver  with  18 tons of fire clay, and 315 tons of coal.  Tug Brunette took Feb.4th for vessels  use 65 tons of coal.  The Costa Rica, left on the 4th with  2,100 tons of coal and 192 tons of coke,  for the U.C.Co., at San Francisco.  The Maude left for Victoria with 154  tons ������f coal for the C.P.N.Co., on the &th  The San Mateo left on the 8th with  4,200 tons of coal for the Southern Pacific at San Francisco.  The Florida i*s loading for San Francisco, and the Tepic and Minneolo are  due.  HOUSEHOLD HINTS.  A slice or two of bacon laid over and  under roast lamb or mutton improves the  flavor of the gravy.  Trie easiest way to remove stems from  dried currants is to rub them through a  flour seive. the stems break loose and  and can be rubbed through the wire  easily.  The following is a pretty desert. Take  rhe whites of two fresh eggs beaten to a  stiff froth, add one glass of currants or  raspberry jelly, beat twenty minutes, or-,  until it is a smooth and a lovely pink  color; fill your saucers half full of whipped  cream, and drop the pink in the center.  Do not  sleep under heavy covering,  after rubbing the body vigorously with a  flesh brush, turn in, between a pair of  light clean woolen blankets; this prescrip-  tioR to be taken at night, the  patient shaken-in the morning .if found  sleeping.  Public , Meeting-.  The public meeting called by posters*,  at .Magistrate Abrams office, the early  part of last week, was a well attended and  representative one. , Mr. M. Whitney,  was voted to the chair and Mr.'F. B.  Smith elected secretary. Resolutions  were passed urging"the -immediate.completion of the Nanaimo Comox 'Trunk-  Road, asking that the sum of $5,000 be  placed in the estimates to construct  roads to every man's door in Union and  Cumberland in view of the fact that a  ���������ar^e amount of taxes are collected from  us, and scarcely none of the road money  expended among 'us. The meeting requested $500 for the fire department, and  a new school house, also for the four  school*: here $250 as^ incidental expenses,  and $2,000 for the Hospital.  After the completion of this business,  it took up the question of the organization  of the fire company. Mr. A. Grant was  elected Fire Chief, and Mr. Jno. Roe and  Mr. H. McGregor were chosen Ass������st?nt  Fire Chiefs. For Treasurer Mr. L.  Mounce was chosen, and Mr. L. P. Eckstein elected secretary..  Alter passing a vote of'thanks to'the  chairman and secretary the meeting  closed.     *-     ��������� ,  ^SUbscribe'tor   THE     NEWS  $2.00 perannum.  Do You  Take Ypur  *   - ���������    "--������������������'...���������  Local Paper ?-���������  It publishes all that is worthy of- notice',  of THE LOCAL NEWS.    ,.  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS..  It Supports  GOOD  ORDER,   PUBLIC   ENTER-"  PRISES,   THE   CHURCHES, .FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worV  thy of encouragement.  It Publishes Occasionally,  . Bright Original Stories, .  Bright Original Poem*,  Bright Original ''Chatter." -  And is the   ONLY WEEKLY COUN-  TRY   PAPER   in ..the    PROVINCE  /which has a   TELEGRAPHIC   SERVICE/     *        ������������������.'-��������� ���������-/���������:������������������ '''->���������/ l: ��������� ���������'  CvIt is the exponent of the district, and  by it the district will be judged by the  outside public.   "  - It is as CHEAP as a good paper can  * - *       **   fl      ���������"������������������     ,  i    '  be produced in a country district.  Give it your generous support and there  will be increased improvements.  8UBSCBIBE FOB "THE NEWS."  $2.00 FER ANNUM.  Espmalt & flammo Ry.  Time   Table ' No.   27,  To take effect at 8 a.m. on Monday  Nov.  ��������� .   2nd. 1896.   Trains run on Pacilic  Standard time. '  i'       ,       GOING NORTH  f.  _____________   ; 1 Daily. | Safdy  'Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and 1 a. m. | i*. ji.  Wellington  |   8.00  I    3.20'  Ar. Nanaimo : I   11.40 |   6.38  Ar. Wellington.. |   l&CO |   6.55  " . " ��������� GOING  SOUTH ~~  ,  i  * '   ��������� ��������� T    A M   I    P M  i Daily. * Safdy.  Lv, Wel.instOB for Victor i   |   8.2o   |   3.30  Lv. Nanaimo far Victoria   I  8 40    j   3.45  Ar. Victoria....'. "  j   12.20 |    7.00  For rates and information apply  at Company's offices,  A. DUNSMUIR, JOSEPH HUNTER.  ;-   "' President. G������n'l Supt  H.K. PRIOR,  Gon. Freight and Passenger Airt.  SUNDAY SERVICES  St. GsaKa-s'it PBI������IBVT8KIAK ClIUKCK���������  Rev. J. A. Logan, pastor. 8erviees at 11 a.  in. and 7 p.m. Sunday School at 2:30.  Y.P.S.C.E. at close   of   evening   service.  Mkthodist Church���������-  Services   at  tbe  - usual hours morning and evening.    Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor./  ���������  ft ��������� ' :���������     '���������      ,.. ��������� ���������>  Tbhjity Church���������Services in  the   eve-'  ning.    Rev. J. X. Willemar, rector.  Why, send away for your printing  when you cau get it doue equally as well at  the Nkws ? Our prices are reasonable, and  we aro new prepared to turn out everything  in the-line of Job Pkintiso.  M. J. HENRY,  NURSERYMAN  .  AND  POST OFFICE ADDRE88  664 V\ ESTMINSTER ROAD,  VANCOVER, B. C.  Send for new 60 p-ige Catalogue Liefon-  placing y.'ur ordc-rb foi_Spring Planting,  if you are inter, "-ted in s-n-inj: money foi  yourself and ���������".���������"���������ail"}-.-; j^ood stock of first  hands. -   (  Most cui-):|">U;to H'-.ck .1" Fniii and  Osi.an.enia" Tiees- S-.,*ub.-., Rc^es, E.c,  in th'.: Province.  T'mlus.ndK of small Fi nil Plants and  Vines ot leading \arieiiis, suitable for  thib Climate. '     ���������  Fertilizers', Agriculttaral Implements,  Spray rumps, Etc., best to be had.  No Agents. List tells you all about it.  Eastern Prices or Less.  Greenhouse, Nursery and Apiery  ,604 Westminster Road.  We do all   kinds, of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  1 ��������� * *    '  neatest Business Card  <-* tl  or Circular.  ':.���������,'.!-'  1 t  Y)?y Goods Department  fV������ ;|  "*��������� -   ��������� vi ���������      . ,;      1  Remnant Nale  5000 short ends of all kinds of dress goods,  ribbons, etc.,  at less than HALF PRICE, for one week only.  \.l  Boot and ������koe Department  We have just opened several cases  of the  noted   Slater  .   Shoes for gents, all prices are stamped on the sole  by the  maker.    We invite inspection.  -"-" ���������:'--    * '"       '  '  *       -     -"    -��������� '       '���������'.���������-    ".ir -'-     ..     -"     ,���������   -  -   -���������'���������-��������� -'  -*-^ : ^==___     -  FURNITURE & HARDWARE DEPARTMENT.  &  i\\  ���������Wed-dln^  ������  y  By last bbat we received some very choice silverware, ber-  ry^bowls, egg cruets, supper and salt cruets, cake baskets,  etc., also Roger s celebrated 12 dwt. knives and forks;  ���������8  Grocery Department  A full line of the best groceries always on hand, at the lowest prices, if you are not dealing with us, it will pay you to  call and get prices.  Tbpit^s : Strictly Cast] 30 days  x: ?���������<-. i-v..

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