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 NO  218     UNI DM    C0M3X    DISTRICT,    B.    C,    TfUESDAY   JAN.  12.I1,    1897.    $2.00   PER    ANNUM.  @SS&eS������^&s&gg^  UNION    MEAT    MARKET  Fresh  Choicest  keys   and  Meats,    etc.,    etc.,  Geese   For   Xrnas.  Tur-  SIMON    LEISER  ^*cS- ���������<.  I)  Kir  A successful merchant and we will show you  a man who keeps thoroughly posted, and  watches the cost, of every single article he  purchases.  Subb Sale Applies to Economical Housekeepers  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:'  _=a:_^_^_3"0"jEe,c3-_3_-=2/?S-  FAL-L  AT  Prices   at  \-*\  ng  IP. IDTT.tSrisr.B'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 $20.00   up.  OUR COMOX LETTER  '  il  We we're more than pleased to witness  the return to Comox of H.M.S.Imperieuse  for we were sure of again meeting the  many friends we made on board, during  her last visit to this port, and we have not  been disappointed; indeed, their long  stay at Victoria seems in noway to have  been prejudicial to their health, strength,  and may we say���������looks. We wish all on  board a very happy New Year, hoping  they may spend the greater part of it in  their present quarters. We were pleased  ta see the officers of this grand warship  mastered in full war paint and force at  tbe splendid concert at Courtenay.  We are fully assured that the Courtenay Hotel has lost none of its attraction  for the denizens of the Impereiuse, for  the merry shouts and singing which are  frequently heard from the interior of the  hotel speak volumes for the measure of  enjoyment obtained therein. This comes  (from the well known hospitality always  given their guest by Mr. and Mrs.  McCallum.   -  Some of the officers have already been  busy among the wild duck; others have  "taken long and rapid walks. By the way,  ���������ttfe learn that on Wednesday, a walking  {jKKWi'b wiJifiike place between   Mi. Card  and Rev.Panter for high stakes, the present betting being" 2 to 1 on the parson.  Both of these officers have been putting  themselves into some sort of training On  Wednesday last, the former arrived at  the Courtenay Hotel to find his competitor already there, undergoing a process of  drying, a process which, however effective, we must confess not to have heard  heard of before, knitted garments having  been peeled off, exposing the pair of redoubtable calves which had carried their  owner so well over the road. We hear  also, that notwithstanding their many  engagements the officers of H. M, S. Impereiuse have found time to mark out a  golf links on the spit of land which has  lately been acquired by the British Admiralty as a rifle range, and many have  played a round at this very sporting  game.  The.H.M.S. Wild Swan, Comr. Napier  arrived at Comox on Friday evening, so  he harbor looks gay indeed with these  two magnificent ships placidly lying at  anchor in our smooth water.  Rex.  Received at Willards, a fine line of  bug  gy whips, raagingor from 15 to 25. cents.  New dress goods just arrived at Leiser*s  Visiting  cards   printed  at  the  NEWS  Office jn neat script.  NOTICE.  Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry.  Co.  Steamer pity of  Nanaimo ��������� will sail as  follows:  Leave Victoria' for "Nanaimo at 7 a. m.  Tutsday. Leave Nanaimo for Comox at  7 a. m.'"Wednesday.,' Leave Comox for  , Victoria at 5 a. m. Thursday. Leave Vic  toria for Nanaimo *at 7 a. m. .Friday  Leave Nanaimo for ' Victoria at 7 a. m.  Saturday.  By Order,            -   '  ' H. K.  Prior   1��������� .        ., .   " ',.   ,_j  1. ,.j    1 ,������  I^atest by Wire  Unseated'  ' W. D. Dimirock,, Conservative member from Colchester, to day before Justice Riichie, admitted his agent had violated certain portions of the election law.  His seal war thereupon  ijeclared   vacant.  South Akrican'Trouble.  Cape Town, Jan., 8th.'���������News is received of the most serious description.  Magistrates and settlers at Kuruman,  are in league and 700 natives of that vi ���������  cinity are raiding farms;, lifting cattle and  committing other deeds:   ��������� '    '    ,  Coming west  Messrs^ Hag garland .^Montague ' have  left Qttawa for   B.,-\C.. to. look  over  the  gold fields of Rossi arid and. other  point*.  " PacifickCablr  Montreal." CH.'^Hosrfier to day re' \  ceiyed the following'cablegran from Lon-  -'donV:.    "Congratulations!..  Committee.  ..have .signed   the   report recommending.  ' the speedy completion of the Pacific cu- .  ble. \-    -/ *-.';���������    }'\ " .  The Plague.      ,  .PiOMhay-, Jan., 8th.>���������The Times of India says, owing to the exodus, on account  .:qf,-lhe plague, the poojvlation^has been reduced one half.   .The weekly mortality-is  ' 200,.per   1000.    More  shops are  closed'  than'open in the native quarters.  Lady Scott Sentenced.  London.���������Lady Scott,  mother-in-law  of Earl Russell, who pleaded guilty yes-  terdayto criminally libelling his lordship,  was  sentenced   this    morning  to   eight  - months imprisonment without hard labor.  From Nanaimo.  The yearly statement of the City Council shows in over expenditure of $71,94 91  The following are out-for civic honors  in the next election: for mayor, C. N-  Westwood and Mayor Davidson, for aldermen: Aid. \\ . H. Morton, Wm. Man-  son, H. MeAdie, Aid. Foreman, R. S.  Lamb; south ward: Thos. Morgan, Geo-  Lee, D. Rowley,' Aid. J. Bradley, Thos.  Brown; north ward: Aid. Planta, J.  Knarston, D. Galbraith.  J no. Dykes, miner, was painfully injured by being knocked^ against props.by a  rolling piece of coal.  The police at Duncan's on Wednesday*  arrested four men, who hive left Victoria  some days ago, and were-i selling rings,  watches and jewelry, all along the line,  working towards Nanaimo.  There are now no coaling vessels either at Nanaimo or Wellington..  From Vancouver.  Re the smelter bonus, the city council  j_ trying to boom the promoter from Portland, as much as possible, before submitting the by-law. The feeling here is  that the Portland people are after a big  bonus rather than the profits from the  projected smelter.  The Capilano brought in 50,000 pounds  of halibut Friday.  The immensely signed petitions of the  antirChinese Associations, will be sent  through the representatives of the different districts to parliament.  \The chain gang���������30 in number���������who  have-been on a strike since New Year's  day, and have been fed on bread and  water,, have declared the strike off and  been put to work.  Highwaymen, on the North Arm, are  attempting to hold up travellers; so far  they have lacked nerve or viciousness,  and their intended victims have escaped  by defying them.  Fish Present.  The Canadian  Government is   making  a present  to  Hawaii of 80,000    young  sockeyes.  Genenal Merchants and Butchers,  UNION and COURTENAY,        -  B.  C  Big Mine' Dividend.  A   special    dispatch    from    Spokane,  states   that a meeting of the Le   Roy Co.,  a   dividend of $25,000 was declared,   this  makes  $257,500   pa'd   by that   company '  in the past 15 months.        ���������   <  From Victoria  Two important reports were considered by the Board of Trade this morning;  one suggesting" legislation to prevent wild  catting in mines and the other to extend  trade reciprocity in coal and coke with  the United State's. They asked the Dominion government to appoint agents in  the various centres where the products of  this province can find a market.  Dr. A. T. Watt has been notified of his  appointment as Superintendent of Quarantine in succession to Dr. Johnson, who  was removed for active partizanship in  the recent election. ,  The bark Richard III is anchored at the  marine ways, Esquimalt, and it's reported will be converted into a,barge be.fore  again putting out.tn sea.  " The s. s. Portland, owned by John' Ro-  senfield and Sons, which has been idle for  months, is to be completely refitted at a  cost of $20,000  and  put "on * the Yukon  River service-  Thieves  broke   into   Capt.    Spencer's  - sloop, which was lying ,in the harbor   last  night.    They ranacked   the    cabin,    but  onlv,got S5.00.and a knife.  Capt. j. 15. Libby, of the V, S. Tug  Boat Co., is in the city. r/������he object of  his visit is to enter into,.agreement with,  the Dunsmuirs for the tug Lo'rhe and the  Sound Company lo work together. "This  will probably put a stop to the talked of  war between the two companies.  A mos: daring robbery was committed  here Friday evening, and the police have  not been able to find them or the $600  which they procured from Mrs. Simpson  of the Rock Bay saloon. Frank Warner  of Port Townsend, is the ring-leader of  the gang���������two sailors, brothers, named  Klim���������did the work. They engaged the  room jusc over Mrs. Simpson's room and  by means of a rope lowered themselves  to hei room, securing the cash from a box  under the bed. They climbed up to their  room again, and got away before the robbery was discovered.  Union   Snipping1.  On the 5th  the Quadra took 144  tons  of coal for the Dominion Government.  Tug Vancouver and  scow on  the 5th  left for Victoria with 135 tons of coal.  The Tepic on the 5th  took 415 tons of  coai for the C.P.R.Vancouver.  The Costa Rica on  the  7th  left with  2012 tons of coal ond 258 tons of coke for  U. C. Co. ,San Francisco.  On the 7th the tug Hope left with 193  tons for the Consolidated Railway a^  Victoria.  On the 7th the  Edith  took 23 tons for  vessel's  use.  On the 9th  the -Maude  left  with   x5^  tons for rhe C. P. N.    Victoria.  On the ioth the Royal Mail Steamship  Mioweia received 800 tons.  The Steamship Florida is loading with  coal and coke for Portland, Ore.  The Minneoia is waiting to load.  The San Mateo and   Glory of the Seas  due this week.  COMOX ITEMS.  Miss H. Barnes returned on last  week's steamer from a few weeks visit at  Capital, looking much improved.  Mr. H. C. Lucas was compelled to  shoot his horse which rereived an injury  a few days ago from a kick.  Mrs. Horace Smith has returned from  a visit to Denman Island where she has  been spending the holidays.  R. Anderton will open on Wednesday  of this week opposite the bakery, a restaurant, where one can get coffee, tea,  sanwich, cake, etc No doubt he will do  well.  GRAND  MZIJ_TST__^E___  ENTERTAINMENT  Will be Given by the^  (Cumberland  KLUB  ���������at-  PIKET'S HALL,.  on  First Monday After  Pay-day    ��������� Doors opes,   at  7:30    Trouble  at 8 o'clock sharp.  Popular prices of admission.  corn-  Saturday morning one of theb marines  or sailors was arrested and brought before Mr. Drabble, J. P., for disturbing  the peace and was let off with a lecture,  bin >vas again arrested about 3 p. m., for  burglarizing Mr. Mellett's house. He  will probably ''go up."  Panful Accident.  Last Tuesday Mrs. Canonica's little  son ran' in.. front^af .Mr. :Leiser.'s delivery  "wagon as it was turning, to go' down- by  tbe railway track and was knocked'down,  fracturing its skull slightly. He is now  getting along favorably.    -  Minstrels at Courtenay.  Tiie Minstrels gave one of their unique  ehtertainments'at   Courtenay ' lasr night.  The hall was well filled. Anderson and  Mateer shone as   bright   particular stars*  Scharschmidt was simply immense as  Miss Spencer; Messrs. Segrave, Gibson,  and Anderson were encored.. All did  creditably. There was a noticeable improvement over the performance here.  A pleasant dance followed.  The troupe will appear  at  Piket's halL  on Monday evening following pay.day.  Weather  Statistics.  The rainfall during 1896 in Union was  as follows given in inches: January���������19.56;  February���������8.89; March���������2.675; April���������2.75  May���������2.34; June���������1.06; July���������0.02; August���������0 89; September���������0.41; October���������3.61;  November���������6.22; December���������15.76. Total  64.185 inches.  SNOWFALL.  January���������69; February���������17; March���������15;  November���������22; December���������2^ inches. Total  for 1896���������1254 inches.  Union Caledonian Club.  NOTICE.���������A tneotiug of the above Club  will be held in the Biud Hall ou Sunday  next, Jai'.17tb, at - p- m. whon all Scotchmen desirous of becoming meuibeis are requeued to be present.  A.   Hamilton*,  Secketakt.  NOTICE.  A meeting of the members of The Comor  Agricultural and Industrial Association will  be held in tbe hall Coartenay on the evening; of Thursday the 21st at 7:30 p.m. to  take into consideration the revision of the  Customs Tariff. A full meeting i3 requested.  Wm. Duncan, J.Mundell,  President. Secetaby-  NOTICE.  This year we infcead to do a cash busines,.  and it will pvy the people of tlie valley to  gee our new riguroa .  Sandwick, Duncan Bros.  J an.lat,  1897.  ���������'il  Hi  "-''a  ti  -������������������if  H  -    !j  11  ffi  ^ ���������"?*.  7<h,  *" .  ' The Weekly News.  M.    WHITNEY,    Publisher.  UNION .  .BRITISH COLUMBIA  The average man doesn't realize what  a hard world this is until lie has gone  against it suddenly from the seat of a  safety.  The regular season of snake stories  cannot be considered ' as closed until  that 5*300,000 rumor/ about the Anaconda mine is disposed of.  One John S. Parks declares he saw a  herd of squirrels kill a Jersey cow in  Kentucky. This comes of mixing-Jer-.  soy lightning with the real, thing.  In a recent election in Waterbviry.  Conn., the bicycle vote defeated George  Tracy, a candidate for. selefctinan, the  only man ou the Republican ticket who  was not. elected. lie was opposed to  .the good roads movement.  The big lift-bridge over the Chicago  River is said to be responsible for much  nervousness among women. They are  often, caught while   hurrying    across,  (. and when the bridge is raised up two  hundred and fifty feet to allow a vessel  to pass, they" rush to the center,,, and  kneel, and cling dizzily until permitted  ,to make an hysterical escape.  first century, and permit a jouvney  around the world to be made in thirty-  three days via New York, Bremen. St.  Petersburg, Vladivostok and San Francisco, but lie,Js well aware that in,India  and China a rival scheme is underway  which will benefit, China and England,  but no other nation. 'Hence if is that  he would have American rolling stock,  in Siberia, while^'he points out the advantages of the Transsiberian system  to American merchants and capitalists.  An English syndicate has secured  through Lord Salisbury, promises of  financial aid from the British and IndianGovernments for the construction  of a line' from Upper, Burin ah to Szu-  ma.q, the center of the most productive  region in Asia. And thus whatever  may-be the respective strategic advantages to Russia and Great Britain,  their rivalry oiii Asia/ will',', certainly  mark a new era in Chinese civilization  when the twenty-first century dawns.'"',  In a Connecticut church the other  day, at the close of a wedding ceremony, tbe officiating clergyman publicly-, rebuked tho curiosity of the women in the audience, who crowded  about the newly married couple,in such  a way as to impede their departure  from the church. The action of this,  ^clergyman is amazing. What Hoes he  thiuk women attend, weddings for, anyway? ' ��������� -  A young wife in New York tried to  end her life because ber husband is  never at home except when it rains.   It  ' appears he is a bicycle enthusiast and  has been attributing a succession of  late arrivals at the fireside to a succession of punctured tires. Tbe fear is  growing that the "punctured tire", has  ' taken the domestic place formerly occupied , by the "lodge" and a "sick  friend." The rational way to 'correct  the abuse Is to provide wheels for the  wives. It should read "with all my  worldly goods and a wheel I' thee endow."  v>uainless bicycles, in which two.  pairs of bevel gears are used instead of  the chain, are reported to have proved  their superiority over tbe present style  of wheel in a test, in which a wheel  was run thirty-nine, .'-tnou'sand miles  without adjustment or appreciable  wear. Dynamometer tests also show  that the bevel gears run with less friction than the chain. It is stated that  one of the largest manufacturers will  soon put these wheels on the market.  An obstacle to their rapid introduction  is the time required to construct the  machinery necessary for turning out  the bevel wheels, which must be mathematically accurate in form.  Paris is to adorn her coining exposition, with an image of the  world 300  feet in diameter, repeating in little all  its cosmological features and .displaying the geographical outlines of all dts  nations.   The most wonderful thing to  ��������� Frenchmen,   about    this    tremendous  sphere will be the small, space which  France   and   its   dependencies   occupy  upon it.   Compared with the spreading  territories of England  and  Russia,  it  will seem but a pin's point on the surface.    The sphere promises to be one  of the most tremendous features of the  exposition,  where all is  colossal,  and  will, no doubt, present revised national  frontiers up to date, including a' final  Venezuelan   boundary.    In  the   intervening Olympiad Turkey may be wiped  out,  and  Russian  lines overlap  those  of Manchuria and China in the East,  and Cuba and the Philippines may be  cut off from"the dominion of Spain, but I  no other important changes appear imminent.    Canada;' it is true, might suddenly take it into her head to rap on  our door ana ask admission, thus rubbing out  one  long separating line' of  dominion,'but she does not seem quite  ready for that yet.    On the whole, the  changes probable between this and the'  beginning of the century are not very  grea.t, and existing political maps will  in the main, serve the .purpose of the  fashioners of this magnificent satellite,  the greatest this side the moon which  its antetype has known since it  was  rolled 'forth into the void.  : Fair science  .. (rpwas., upon  >jthe    plebeian  'opinion    that  kleptomania  is     a     polite  'name , for   a  tele o'.m in o n  crime.   Yet fair science frowns not with  both sides of her .face. .'���������-Medical men,  as .ils' their habit,'disagree  as  to  the  moral  responsibility  of the  kleptomaniac  and  even jurists do riot rest in  sweet accord upon the subject.   So eminent authorities as Judge.Noah Davis  and Judge, Cox have handed down the  opinion-,that "every one is responsible  who ! knows,   the   nature   and    consequences of his acts.", Other judges, expressing the advanced   ideas'of  their  constituents, have tenderly recommended alleged kleptomaniacs to the care of  their  friends,  convinced  that  medical  treatment would cure them.  It is not so very long since the world  began to consider insanity an extenuation, of crime or a disease amenable to  treatment. More recently still u these  only have been considered insane who  raged, raved and were entirely without  self-control or saving grace: Now there  aro physicians learned in mental djs-  i eases who claim that four-fifths of the  human race are insane upon some point  .-���������are liable to give expression to morbid impulses.  . Just here the work of the moralist���������  jurist if you will���������comes in. As practically all men are or may become cap-  goods, purloined to their houses." Presumably, the same policy might have  been carried out in the instance that is,  attracting such widespread attention  just now if the shopkeepers had but  known it, or had as much faith in foreigners as in their own beloved, if ec-  centric,->.aristocracy.  ���������Tales of the exploits of .kleptomaniacs in the abstract would do very well  for humorous reading, but for the always   apparent   undercurrent  of   sadness, and suffering.    One lady, varying  the .expression of morbid impulses, arrived at complete Insanity by yielding  to a fancy for throwing things into the  fire.   ��������� She confessed   to her physician  that the impulse was merely playful In  the beginning.    She had thrown an old  pair of slippers into-the grate, and had  been amused at the contortions caused  by the scorching of the leather.    Next  day she threw an old hat into the fire  and enjoyed seeing it burn.   In another  day she was surprised by a strong desire to throw something else into the  fire, and as the object nearest at hand  happened   to ' be  a   handsome  prayer  book, maclame covered her eyes rather  than see it burn.    The habit seemed  thus to be established.   The victim of it  said  the desire came  in the shape of  a violent paroxysm which caused  her  flesh to creep and quiver until she had  yielded to the morbid impulse to throw  something of value into the fire.  A homely instance of the existence of  kleptomania is that of an elderly physician.   This good man, who Is a high-  returned the chain, and suffered no  more from a morbid impulse which he  could always have resisted if his will  po\ver had not; been weakened by illness.  Instances are valueless, save as they  establish the status of the mentai- or  moral disease. But the consideration  of that question, involving as it does a  wider subject than that'of kleptomania,  might well be .entered upon by all the  people who have time enough to stop  to think what the morbid and dangerous impulses are. and to what extent  they can be controlled in the interest of  public morals and the general good. '  Some of the names of;.our pensioners  of the late war are so ridiculous as to  appear unreal. On the official lists of  the department there are all kinds of  birds, beasts, and vegetables, virtues,  vices, and colors, and odds and ends of  nomenclature, such as Adam Buzzard,  Pleasant Green Swan, Minerva  Hatchet, George Ax, Preserved. Ireland, M. J. Yankee, Mexico Washington, John Sourbeer, several kinds of  wines and rums, Anguish Smith,  Mourning Ashby, Cochran Roach, Adam Apple, Obiah Huckleberry, of Cape  Cod, Seacat Showers, Christian Easter-  day. Celestial Good. Apostle Paul, LeA-i  Bible, Conrad Sinner, John Socks,  James Polite, K. Rogue, Henry. Pancake, and Mary Grasshopper.  No less than 13,220 tons of African  ivory came last year Into the market  of London, Liverpool and Antwerp,  whence the civilized world derived its  supply. Of this total 11,050 tons represent fresh importations, the balance  being drawn from old stock. Now, tho  average yield of a single elephant is  about thirty pounds of Ivory, so it is  clear that over 42,000 pachyderms must  have been slaughtered last year to  meet the demand. It is roughly estimated that Africa cannot contain i-nore  than 200,000 elephants, so that at the  present rate of annihilation we are  within easy view of the extinction of  the entire species. Experts are agreed  that the only means to prevent this is  the domestication of the African elephant. Directly the native and foreign  hunters become convinced that one live  elephant is . worth a dozen of tusks,  they will be as keen to preserve the  animal as they are now to exterminate  him.  Prince Michael Hilkoff, Russian Imperial Commissioner of the Ways aud  Means of Transportation, returns to  Russia with by no means an easy task  upon his hands, that of convincing the  directors of the Transsiberian Railway  of the superiority of the American mode  of transportation. The Prince may not  hyperbolize when he says that the railway to Vladivostok will give to Central Asia a new civilization which will  make Oriental history in  the twenty-  The marriage of the prince royal of  Italy and "the Rose of tho Black-Mountain," Princess Helene of Montenegro,  which took place "recently at Rome, is  just now the chief matter of interest  in Italy.   The civil ceremony was performed in   the   throne-room    of    the  quirinal and the   ecclesiastical    rites  were'performed in the Church of the  Suclario of the. Savoyards.    The marriage,   unlike  most, royal  matches,   is  a case of love at first sight, the young  prince   of   Naples   having    seen     the  Princess Helene at Venice and again  at the coronation of the Czar at Moscow,   whither she had gone in company  with her father.    The 3roung prince's  bride is described by the enthusiastic-  Italians as "stately as a lily and beautiful  as  a   dream,"  and   the  marriage  which unites the dynasty of Montenegro, and the house of.Savoy is specially  gratifying to both   the    Montenegrins  and the Italians.   The only obstacle in  the way of the marriage���������the difference  in  faith���������was  removed    by, the  Czar  Nicholas himself, as head of the Greek  church, and the first act of the Princess  Helene after landing in Italy under the  escort of an Italian squadron was to repair to the Church of St. Nicholas at  Bari and formallj' profess the Roman  Catholic faith,   while  artillery salutes  were fired in her honor.    Insignificant  as Montenegro appears on the map of  Europe, it seems certain that Italy has  materially strengthened   her    political  position by this marriage.    The little  mountain kingdom has only about 250,-  000 inhabitants and a standing-army of  40,000, but it celebrates this 3*ear the  bi-ceutenary of the Montenegrin dynasty and has successfully maintained its  independence for the last two centuries against Turk and Austrian and  all comers. The Montenegrins are a nation of warriors, and the army may be  regarded as simply the entire population, as the women follow the men to  war, carry the munitions, cook the provisions, and, if need bo, fight as bravely  u.s   the  men.    They  are,   perhaps,   the  1 widest and most picturesque" people of  Europe. The Czar's good offices for  the prince at Moscow in securing him  a bride augur a closer relation between  Italy and Russia. Montenegro is one  of the bravest of the Balkan states, and  it is very evident that Czar looks upon  its closer alliance with Italy as a result of this marriage as not unfavorable  to possible designs as to Austria in the  event of his march on Constantinople.  Italians, also, have looked across the  blue Adriatic to the Balkan peninsula,'  and seen in "the smallest of peoples" a!  valuable ally against Austria should"  occasion ever arise. At present, of  course, Italy Is loyal to the triple al-;  llance, but she has learned that per-;  sonal friendships avail a good deal with)  the young Czar and she is not throwing;  away any opportunities that may be of  value hereafter. Montenegro Is a his-1  torlc ally of Russia and has beaten back'  the Turk for hundreds of years. When  the downfall of Turkey shall come  Montenegro may profit hugely in terri-.  tory and in power.  The Ullectrio-Storage Battery.  Tho electric storage battery.- in whose  development lies the hope of emancipation from electric light wires, trolley  wires and other unsightly obstructions,  has reached' a point of perfection, as  shown by an exhibit in -Philadelphia,*'  which makes It a commercial possibility, and promises a large extension of.-  the usefulness of electricity in  everyday life.    With a further development  in the direction of cheapness, it may be  possible to reproduce, in towns unprovided with cheap means of motive power,    the  conditions  existing  in   Great  Falls, Mont.  In that town electric power produced  economically at a  water  privilege does all tho mechanical work.  It propels, lights and- heats the street  cars,   runs .the elevators,  the printing  presses, ��������� the cranes, and  all kinds of  machinery,  and is .used for pumping,  for excavating, and for rock-crushing.  It is even applied in the building trades,  it    not    being unusual to see on the  streets a mortar mixer attached to an  electric wire leading down from a pole.  The restaurants cook by electricit3T; the  butcher  employs  it  to  chop  his sausages, and the grocer to grind his coffee..  The housewives run their sewing machines and-heat their flat-irons by electricity; they bake their cakes in wooden ���������  electric  cake ovens,  that can  be  set  away    on    the shelf like 'pasteboard  boxes. ' They  have   electric    broilers,  boilers   and   teakettles.     One   almost  holds     his   breath   as  he   wonderif  to  what  use next this wonderful po'wer  will bo put. ���������  " Accident"jj Swindlers.  }1  The extension of electric traction has  brought upon fe  PEOPLE WHO ARE AFFLICTED  WITH   THE REACHING-OUT HABIT  bly destructive forces in the shape of  tion to decide is whether the individual to whom these come is not always  capable of suppressing them if'he will.  That strange, unmeasured, unguessed  power, the human will���������how far is that,  or is it not, responsible. Are not terrible destructive forces in the shape of  morbid impulses repressed until they  die out of individuals and of races because the moral balance is maintained  by that same human will?  And is it not the duty of the law to  insist that the moral balance must be  maintained and the giving rein to morbid Impulses punished V . Tho man who  steals when under the Influence of  liquor is in a mentally -irresponsible  condition, yet the law takes no account  of that or holds that he should have  taken care not to become mentally and  morally iirresponsible.  English society and English courts  have not the privilege of pretending to  be greatly surprised at the alleged peculiarities of an American cousin���������in  law. . So loug ago as the early seventies  the Loudon Times, in commenting upon  the case of a gentlewoman who had  been arrested charged with stealing  some handkerchiefs from a shop, that  any one in society could name off-hand  a dozen dames of high degree who were  a terror to the tradespeople on account  of their thieving propensities. Furthermore ' the Quarterly Review, in 1856,  in an article upon tbe London police,  said: "Tbe extent of pilfering carried  on, even by ladles of high rank and position, is very great; there are persons  possessing a mania of this sort so well  known among the shopkeeping community that their addresses and descriptions are passed from hand to hand for  mutual security. The attendants allow  them to secrete what they like without  seeming to observe them, and afterward send a bill with the prices of the  .ly respected member of tho community  in which he lives, and faithful unto  death in his profession, cannot bear to  leave a patient's house without some  trifling souvenir of, his visit. Thimbles,  spools of thread, spoons and scissors  are carried away in the doctor's pockets. The situation is so thoroughly understood that the doctor's pockets are  regularly inspected by his better half,  and thearticles are quietly returned to  their  owners.  A specialist in  mental diseases has  a fund of queer stories of kleptomania.  One thorough-going woman, who came  for treatment for the trouble, contrived  to carry away after her first  "treatment" a bulky medical work, a few instruments  and   the    doctor's    driving  gloves.    All these articles, with quantities of other stolen goods,   were afterward found in a closet of the lady's  house.   The closet was n dark one, and  the fact developed that everything this  particular   maniac   appropriated    was  cast   into   the  closet  and   never  even  looked at afterward. . ���������  ���������   Persons of high moral standards and  bright intellects have not infrequently  enriched medical lore by giving careful  accounts of their kleptomaniac experiences.    One lad, who was recovering  from an attack of fever, saw a man  pass his window wearing a big watch  chain.    The boy had plenty of money  to gratify his whims, but he became  possessed of a desire to possess that  particular chain.   His dreams and waking hours became an agony.    As soon  as   he   was   able  he   watched   in  the  streets for that chain.   He saw it, and  eventually saw the man lay it, with a  watch attached, upon a jeweler's counter.   The boy dashed in, seized his prize  and escaped.    With a guilty conscience  the thief sent the watch back to the  jeweler, but still found no pleasure in  the possession of the chain.   At last he  fe^��������� Uj,v/u feuG^.feene a particularly  dangerous anoY offensive swarm of rascals who preynipon the street ^railroad  companies by .bogus claims for. personal injuries received iu real or imaginary  accidents.   They are fostered by a tribe  of disreputable attorneys, who make a  practice of communicating with all persons whom they can identify as concerned  in any street railway mishap,  and   often   without   instructions   issue  process against the companies.    Some  of these  legal sharks have a regular  staff of detectives, who prowl about the  depots and termini of tho lines on the  lookout for cases.   False witnesses are  easily procured, and juries are usually  liberal in tho matter of damages,  the  greater portion of which is swallowed  up iu the attorneys' "costs."    The evil  has become so great that the street railway press is suggesting the formation  of a mutual protection society of some  kind.    It- is proposed to keep a register of the names of claimants, and interchange   information   as   to  persons  who, it is more than suspected, make a  trade of the business and travel from  city to city for the purpose.���������St. Louis  Globe-Democrat.  Buttons as Insignia.  Buttons pkiy an important part in  the dress of Chinese mandarins. Those  of the first and second class wear a button of coral red, suggested, perhaps,  by a cock's comb, since the cock Is the  bird that adorns their breast.  The third class are gorgeous with a  robe on which a peacock is emblazoned, on which from the center of the red  fringe of the silk upon the hat rises a  sapphire button.' The button of the  fourth class Is an opaque, dark purple  stone, and the bird depicted on the robe  is the pelican.     .  . A silver pheasant on the robe and .a.  clear crystal button on the hat are the  rank of the fifth class. The sixth class  are entitled to wear "an embroidered  stork and jadstone button, the seventh  a partrid-ge and an embossed gold button. In the eig-hth the partridge Is reduced to a quail and the gold button  becomes plain, while the ninth class  mandarin has to be content with-a common sparrow for .his emblem, and, with  silver for his button.���������Boston Journal..  c     Hani to Ploase.  A man was taking his usual dose of;  pork and beans in a restaurant at Olyni-  pia and found two silver dimes.in the  beans. Calling the waiter, he.howled  out In an impatient manner:     "' '"'���������'���������'  "Here, what kind of a lay-out is this?  I   have   found   twenty  cents   in   my-  beans!" .������������������������������������'���������'.'"?���������������������������������;���������  "Well, you are hard to please,", replied the waiter. "Yesterday you growled about not having any change in your  diet!"���������Seattle Times.  Original Languages of Europe.  It is said by philologists that there-  are thirteen original European languages���������the Greek, Latin, German,  Slavonic, Welsh, Riscayan, Triish, Albanian, Tartarian, Illyriari, Jazygian,  Chaucin arid Finnic.   ��������� .....  Do you ever think of the thousands  who are struggling in'secret?  m  m  i  v>^  &  A  M  Half of your worry to-day Is due' to-  your neglect yesterday. o  b  V w  h  tf -  ORIGIN OF "OLD GLORY."  THE American' Congress passed a  resolution on Saturday, June 14,  1777. "that the flag of tbe^ thirteen  United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars white in a blue field,,, representing a' new constellation." This has been  accepted as having been the first legislative, action of which thero is any record  for the establishment of a national flag.  It is not recorded that any discussion or  debate attended this action, and it seems  that the Stars and Stripes became officially the distinguishing feature of the  emblem of the republic without any definite premonitory signs. The birth of the  idea of^the flag is shrouded in more mystery than its adoption. The earliest suggestion of stars as a device for the em-  - blem is found in n poem published in the  Massachusetts Spy on March 10, , 1774,  in which is the line "The American ensign  now sparkles a star." The first instance  known of the use of the thirteen stripes  upon an American banner is found upon  ��������� a standard presented to the Philadelphia  Troop of Light Horse.in 1775, and which  is now hT>the possession' of that troop.  There are many theories as,to the origin  of the suggestion that these two ideas  should be combined in the emblem. Some  have supposed that the arrangement of  stripes was borrowed from the Dutch or  from the designating stripes on the coats  of the Continental soldiers. Others have  asserted that both stars and stripes were  suggested by the coat of arms of Washington, which contained Loth. A less  practical explanation is contained in the  words of one writer, who said: "Everjr  nation has its symbolic ensign���������some have  beasts, some birds, some fishes, some reptiles���������in their banners. Our fathers chose  the stars and stripes���������the red telling of  the blood shed by them for their country;  the blue of trie heavens and their protee-  House-in which the first United States flag was  made. o  tion; and the stars of the separate States  embodied in one nationality, 'E Pluribus  Unum.' " There are no accompanying  data which make satisfactory any of  these explanations or the countless others  which have been advanced at various  times. The truth probably is that the  whole was a blending of the various flags  used previous to the Uniqn flag���������"the red  flag of the army and the white one of the  floating batteries,'-' complemented by the  incorporation of thirteen stars and thirteen stripes, wdiich seem naturally to have  suggested themselves as emblematic insignia to all patriots of the time. The  only weight given to the theory that the  flag was taken in part from the ,coat of  arms of Washington is contained in the  records of the part he played in arranging  for the making of the first flag containing  the stars and stripes. In this connection  it is ,a generally accepted fact.that Mrs.  John Ross made this flag in Philadelphia  in a house which is yet standing on Arch  street.' The convincing evidence to this  effect has been collected and published  by her grandson, W. T. Canby. He asserts that a committee' of Congress, accompanied by Gen, Washington, in June,  177G, called upon Mrs. Ross, who was an  upholsterer, "and engaged her to make  the flag from a rough drawing, which at  her suggestion was redrawn by Gen.  Washington in pencil in her back parlor."  This is the flag which was adopted by  Congressional resolution a year later, and  there seems ground for Mr. Canby's assertion that the flag was in common use  before this action by Congress was taken.  This emblem remained unchanged until  1794, when it was,decided by Congress,  because two more States had been admitted to the Union, Vermont and Kentucky,,  that the flag should contain fifteen stripes  and fifteen stars:- In this action there  was no provision for future alterations,  and no change was made until 1818, although several new States had been admitted before that time. On April 4,  1818, a law as passed reducing the number of stripes to thirteen and making the  number of stars agree with the number  of States, a new star to be added on July  4 of each year for every new State which  should have been admitted within the  year..' This act embodied the suggestions  of Capt. Samuel C. Reid, but he advised  also that it be stipulated that the stars  should be arranged in the form of a star.  This was not done at the time, and at no  time since has any action been taken prescribing a deanite arrangement of the  stars in the flag. It remains the same today as when adopted in 1818, with the  exception of the growing size of the group  of stars in the blue field.  THE     PRESIDENT'S     "SCHOOL."  CAN  HURL DYNAMITE.  Two  the  IVen   Have   at   "Last  Solved  Very Difficult Problem.  Western men have Invented and successfully experimented with a contrivance that will throw shells charged  with high explosives  into the camp, of . an  enemy. The inventors  are Messrs. Bremner  and Le Ferre.  The shell was of  cast iron, six inches in  diameter, about thirty  inches in length, and  weighed, when loaded, about sixty-five  pounds. It was of the  ordinary shape, flat at  the base, and conical  at the point, , from  which projected a  steel peg, held in  place by a half or a  three-quarter thread.  This is the firing-pin,  which, when struck  sufficien 11 y hard,  breaks off its thread,  strikes a common  musket cap within, igniting the powder and  explodes the dynamite or nitro-gelatme  base of the shell ,'un-  two inner cases,  which revolve on a hollow steel, tube  running through the length of the projectile. The shell itself was of three-  quarter-inch east iron. The first inner  case was of thin Russia sheet iron, and  within this was another case of wood,  less than a sixteenth in thickness and  flat at each end.    This last was about  load the wooden one with the explosive,  first rolling it in fine sawdust. Into the  small central shaft or axis, which is  hollow, a few,, ounces of common black  powder were~ poured, the round cover  to the wooden receptacle was tacked  on,' a common musket cap was placed  on the end of the steel shaft and the  whole replaced within the iron shell.  The entire shaft was oiled and Its cap  point adjusted under the firing pin before mentioned.  In conversation with Mr. Bremner a  correspondent learned that he had been  experimenting and working on the idea  A MONSTER SHIP.  "Largest  The'Pennsylvania to Be   the  Vessel in   Use.  . The Hamburg-American's Pennsylvania, which was launched recently, is a  big ship, and in fact the largest.in use.  However, it is not as large as the Great  Eastern, now out of service. Comparisons show: Length: Pennsylvania, 585  feet; Great Eastern, ~6S0 feet. Beam:  Pennsylvania, 62 feet; Great Eastern,  83% feet. Depth: Pennsylvania, 42  feet; Great Eastern, 58 feet. Displacement: Pennsylvania, 30,000 tons; Great  the PROJECTILE.  compound.   The  screws,    revealing  WILL   BE  LARGEST   SHIP  of the high explosive shell for about  nine years. The friction caused by, the  rotary motion of the shell as it leaves  the cannon's mouth was the- hardest  thing to overcome. This is obviated by  the rotation of the shell upon its hollow-  steel axis, permitting the inner wooden  explosive receptacle to remain almost  motionless. Three nicely adjusted  steel springs, of varying resistance, arranged at each end of the shell, receive  the shock of the powder and prevent  THE   CANNON"     CAR.  Eastern, 32,160 tons. Tonnage: Pennsylvania, 20,000 tons; Great Eastern,  22,500 tons.  What the Pennsylvania cost isn't certain; but the Great Eastern cost, when  launched in 1858, $3,650,000. The Pennsylvania will have quadruple expansion  engines, a propeller shaft 230 feet long,  6,000 indicated horse power, giving an  average speed of 14 knots an hour. The  Great Eastern had paddle wheels and  a screw propeller with separate engine  and boilers for each, and on her maiden  trip In June, I860, made 14% knots an  hour, though her average was 11.23  knots. The Pennsylvania can carry  200 first-class, 150 second-class aud  1,000 steerage passengers. The Hain-  burg-American line is building at Hamburg a sister ship to the Pennsylvania.  ten inches in length and received the  explosive, which in this case was a  nitro-gelatine compound, guaranteed to  develop 30 .par cent, greater destructive  force than the highest' grade, or 75 per  cent, dynamite. In appearance it bore  a very close resemblance to uncooked  country sausages put up in the ordinary  tube-like cases.  While a group of interested spectators stood around Mr. Bremner unscrewed the base of the big shell, took  out the inner cases and proceeded to  a premature explosion of the nitro-gelatine compound.  The Illustration of the cannon ear represents the idea of a genius who has  had several perfected to be sent to  Cuba. They shoot in every direction,  and the whole car turns on a pivot,  when unlocked.  Teachers in Japan.  According to the official reports of  the Japanese Government, the island  empire contains 62,520 teachers.  Still Kept Up.  A queer custom which prevails at no  other court than that of Great Britain,  is the announcement at the beginning  of each course at a dinner of the name  of the cook who has prepared the  dishes served.  The origin of this custom dates back  to tlie reign of King George II., who  made a great favorite of one of his  cooks, promoting him to the rank of  chief over the heads of all his seniors.  This, of course,'created great jealousy,  and every effort was made to oust him  from the royal favor by rendering him  responsible for the failures which were  laid upon the king's table.  Greatly incensed thereby and fearing to lose his post, he complained to  the king in person, who immediately  gave orders that henceforth, whenever  a dish was placed before him, the name  of the cook responsible for its success  or failure should be announced Ux an  audible tone.  Love Changes His "Plans.  Borchrevink, the Antarctic ex]^orer,  has just got married to a young woman  in England and has put aside his plans  for reaching the south pole for a frime.  Small   Things   He   Must  Learn   \v5.th  His Oath of Office.  The die has been cast and the choice  made for the next President. The incomer,, though a man long prominent  in politics, begins , immediately after  his election to "go to school." He has  much to learn before he can realty become President of the United States.  His- school books will be the example  of his predecessors, a lessou from the  Judge of the Supreme Court who administers the oath of office, and the  Constitution of the United States.  Certain things are prescribed for the  President to do.' Others he does from  long-established precedent.  The first thing a President, has to  learn is self-denial. His oath: of office  is administered in the open exposure  upon the east Capitol front, and from  there he delivers his inaugural address.  A time-honored custom with the  Weather Bureau Is to provide a drizyly,  sleety rain at this time, and the new  President, with bared head, promises  to forget himself, his own welfare, his  opinions and his ambitions, in the interests of the people. The rain baptizes  his head with this decision. The people  look on from their comfortable platforms, sheletered by umbi'ellas, and applaud. The President, is practicing  self-sacrifice, but he will' have a cold  in his head wdthout doubt. Cleveland  had a mild attack of grip after his last  inaugural. Whew, how it snowed at  the hour for the���������-inaugural address!,  The proceedings before the inauguration require study on the part of the  incoming,President. His duty is to be  in Washington on March 4, ready to  go to work. His term of servitude Is  four years, dating from that hour. Custom makes him do more.   The day be-  lamations so that they go to the hearts  of the people. This often requires  study on his part. The most trying  proclamation ever issued ' was. the  Thanksgiving message sent out by  President Arthur a few weeks after  Garfield's death. There 'was some  curiosity to see how he would word  such a message at such a time. But his  supreme tact rose to the occasion. The  incoming President should always  learn tact. To be without it has made  enemies for many a good Executive.  The -President must learn to bear,  physical , disturbance! Grant was.  wakened from his sleep at 2:30 the  morning the Butler "salary-grab" ' bill  was passed. The President's approval  was necessary. By 10 o'clock the President had read the, bill', approved it, and  word was carried to the Capitol to that  effect. "That "meant work'In the wee  sma' hours. When the bill was repealed the President worked none the less  faithfully.  The President must learn to introduce. Not merely to pronounce names,  but to conduct the art of presentation  in a manner that shall be acceptable  to all peoples and all nations. Arid at  dinners he must be the gracious host,  presenting, greeting, leading the way  to dinner, denominating places and being ready for the return trip' to the  drawing-room at ��������� a mystic look from  his wife. All told, the President has' a  severe task before him.  A Curiously Named Garden.  There is a garden in Brixton kept by  an old gentleman, which presents some'  curiosities In floral nomenclature. The  owner has been seized with a desire to  label his flowers after the manner of,  botanists, but, knowing nothing of sci-i  entitle terms, consulted an acquaintance.   The result is more amusing than  DELIVERING   THE   INAUGURAL    ADDRESS   IN   A   STORM.  fore the inauguration the Presidentelect arrives in Washington. There is  always a crowd to meet him at the station, and from.the minute he registers  at the hotel with his "suite"���������in other  words, his wife and relatives���������he must  hold.an informal reception. He must  take his primary lesson In affability.  No matter if they do press in while he  is taking his noonday bite to urge a  postoffice appointment. No matter if  -Mrs. Brown, from Cobunkus, does arrive with the coffee and after-luncheon  smoke to beg a button off the Presidential coat. Luncheon, coffee, cigars, all  must be given up, and. the President  must smile and smile again.  In the afternoon the President-elect  goes to call at the White House upon  the President. His object is to notify  him that he is in Washington, and is  ready to assume the duties of office.  He makes a call of ten minutes and  goes back to his hotel. Within an hour  the President calls at the hotel and notifies the incoming President that he  is ready to deliver up the keys of state.  In the evening all dine together at the  White House. The next morning, the  4th of March, the new President goes  to the White House at 11 o'clock. In a  little while the Senate Reception Committee calls there and all get into carriages to go to the Capitol for the inauguration. There are the two Presidents, the two Cabinets, the head of the  army, the commander of the navy and  a large citizens' escort. A few preliminaries in the Senate and the President  finds himself upon the porch of the  Capitol addressing the crowd���������in the  storm.  A duty which the President has to  learn early in his career is the writing  of harmonious messages. Not only  must he write correctly, but he must  be able to word his messages and proc-  appropriate, and proves the folly of  wisdom where ignorance ,Is bliss. Scientific names have been affixed to all  the flowers, but strictly on the principle  that "a rose by any other name will  smell as sweet." One row bears the  inscription "Nux vomica;" another is  boldly labeled "Nisi Prius;" a third is  affirmed to be "Ipecacuanha," and another to be "Particeps crimlnis." The  amateur gardener is exceedingly proud  of his collection, and no one has enlightened him on the incongruity of the descriptions.���������London Telegraph.  A Unique Republic.  The republic of Goust is the smallest,  in the world. Andorra is an empire in  comparison. Goust is about a mile  square, and it houses 130 persons. It  has been independent these 250 years.  It stands on top of a mountain by the  Spanish border, near the edge of  France, and it gets along very comfortably without ever mixing itself in  other people's affairs, and without  reading the evening papers, or, so far  as we know, the morning ones. The delectable 130 govern themselves by a,  council, one member of which is selected to see that the business agreed upon  is executed. Matters go along very  smoothly, and Goustians are all the  happier because nobody knows much  about them, and therefore they are un-  envied.���������Kansas City Times.  Nature.  "Unnatural father," sobbed the heroine.  Indeed, he was to such an extent unnatural that the stage manager let him  go at the end of the week.  English Widows.  In England there are 114 widows to  every fifty-four widowers.  <<u\  ;.. *i  ���������   r /r  THE    WEEKLY    NEWS    JAN.   ��������� 12th,     1897.  iHi.   Mrj_ijuiLjjx   iiiBr^ij  Issued   Every  Tuesday  At'Union, B. C.  M  Whitney,  Editor.  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Tuesday, JAN. 12,1807,  The   people at lhe   Bay are  putting on  " Imperial airs.  the eiecinm law will be introduced into  parliament to m ike il a criminal nffence,  it is said, for.my clergyman to exert any  political  influence either from the   pulpit  or by   private   visit The   bo������   slide  near Castle Island, County Keny, Ireland,  resulted in the death of a large number.  ....The Queen's physician thinks she is  good for some years to wield the tcepcer.   Reports   from Washington  are   to  the effect that Spain has asked ,the" United States to act as mediator between her  and Cuba She'grants to Cuba such independence as is possible without severing the bonds of union with the mother  country Tbe Premier, at the banquet- tendered him on December 30th)  contended that his government had kept  faith in thc'settlcmcnt of die school ques  lion, but admitted it did  r.nt   iccri   snis  a dory to the churck- authorities.         '-;-,  LOST.  No more to my h<;ai".   in Mil '"ocni'ig   liy'o  Comes tlie sm-lc uf h<-i- m ant f-:<;(-,  At d'vtihfc cheer of child-life, pure and hrigh%  From fbi-amlufas slun;b'riues of the night  \ Villi sweet consnliDg grace.'  For the little haada that caressed my cheek,  Aiul tlu' rlo\v of her joj'ous breath,  Are silent aud cold, are hushed and meek,  No nioie ia tho realms of time to s__:eak,  But cold in the arms of death.  COMOX    BAKERY.  Supplies.the valley with first class bread, pies, cakes, etc.  .Bread delivered by Carfthrough Courtenay and District every  1 uksdav, Thursday and Saturday.  Wedding Cakes made and PartTeTc ate red f >  'r    '  H.  C   LUCAS, Proprietor  *-yJ^^ ^'^���������A. good canvasser.     Enquire  % v ac "A'ews Oi-rtcn.  POK SALE,   RANCH-One  mils and- a-  "- .hair   f������lUfl   Uiiion,   e..]jLama   I GO    acre-  .;fi(t will |,u ciiKpi>.vc,j i.f ;ii, -A iowli -u������v     Jii'.'  quire of -.Limes Abkam.s.  p OR SALS   Oil   LK\-K-Th������  'Lu'*-^  ���������it eeuroi-u ���������K>w),cn, iVj'r.y,  is..- M���������_,,-,/.  ������������������\a51l1-lioUftL1, etc.     iii.j_.l_.'\iji   mc jjr'.uii'ir-'.  r - -f  r Oil BALE���������t hv.reii coruer lot <jL Vcu-  h Vm.iUtn Avcisu,-, sell ul.tip, tu-iua l���������,\ .  'xviu;uneat "jKews Oi-TiCi;."  -     MOTIVE.  Cumberland and Union Waterworks Company   Ltd.. 0  Union, B. C.  MversMe Hotel  Courtenay, B. C.  Grant & Munighan, Props.  E sq 1 j i 1 n.a.l t f- a nd   N an a i mo   Ry.  ���������" :&teu$ner Ciftt of  ... - - eJJF  OWtNS   MASTER  _3^:  [Best of Liquors  Finest of Cigars  and  Good Table  ������������*"*������.������.* ������.<-������-���������Hcr-trxn^ t  Things  do   yot    look   blue  when   the  And tears will flow, though I try to hide  nv.nes run full time, no matter what color        jjistri)St iu my Father's ways,      '  the sky is, While   1  kno.v   ihi.s    "i. c������   og    he, rt     so  tiierl,  ' Santa Claus even ��������� though he come  with a breast red as a robin and antlcred  like a deer is still a blesbintf.   ���������  The great Albani will sing' in Victoria  in ihfc early part of February. Why not  arrange for an excursion from this district?  The attention of the British Government is directed towards old age pensions. Chamberlain's _ plan whereby the  individual pays- annually for a- certain  period a small amount, the government  supplementing this, seems the bvist.  THE NEXT'PARLIAMENT.  The local  Parliament   will   meet   February 8th.    We trust it will   have 1 short  business session.    Mr. Turner is more of  a. business  man   than   politician   and   it  tion will not run on party lines  As the " estimates are generally made  up. before the assembling of Parliament,  it is not t.io early to acquaint the government of our.needs.  The district will, require to keep the  roads in repair. fully as much as last  year.    There should   be-a  liberal   grant  From His kindly love will he supplied  With lasting cause for praise. -  For ihe chords of love that are broken here  Will hind me clo.-.er there;  And deith's cold gioom will disappear  Whan all I've loved aod cherished here .  Shall wait to greet me there.  I can '>ear the sting of my passing woe,  And endure the ytiufui ecst,  If it brings tny weeding soul to know  That the navecl ab.ive are the lost below  , A. d the loved are uever io;it.  C. Ev.vn.-j.  Tenders will be received by  the above Company, for the  construction of a'rock dam in  HamiJton. Creek,. Nelsbn District. Tenders to be closed  on 27th, January 1897:' Plans  and specifications can be -seen  by applying to the Secretary,  Frank  13, Smith,  'Secretary.  Society      Cards  The " Steamer  CITY* of WAH^IMO  will tail as follows ���������  CALLING AT .WAY PORTS as. passengers  and freight may oiler  Lea re Victoria,- Tuesday,  7 a. m.  "   Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 .a. m  Leave Comox for Nanaimo, v   .Fridays, 7;i.m.  Naraiino for Victoria'   Satuidey, 7 a.m  For freight or 'state   rooms -apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket-office,  -Victoria Station, Store street.  The Famous  DOMINION   PANTS   CO.  3C1 & 3������6 St. .lames St.  ���������    "MONTREAL.  svirs  . ZULU r/.An'O.  Cnujurrrs in   .���������"'im I !i  Aii-i.';!   -n'tio    Pi'rf<;r'������  F������?:C.h  oC i .���������������;;������. i-.l*. 'H������t!)   '.'.s-i.-.v   Tl'utxlui t'::l  DnviniT tbe KvAn '.v;:r, 1 v.yis in Souti:  Africa r.'avoii.i;.-, jiortii through Znli:  land. Jit ( Drum's 'reservation. iavc  hnji'dred tiiilco north fro:a L-n-vbau. in  N"ali"al. T saw a wicch doctor levitate tho  conn oi: a yoiintj'Ztiba by v������'aviu{r.'i tuft  of grass about liis head, amid sra1 fun ridings calculated to impress 1.]je:.as'.:ivog  deeply upon the most, prosaic imagination., It was evening, and the witch  now appears probable   that the next elec-     doctor, who belonged   Lo  tho  class  d>>  scribed more than, once  by Eider Ha3.  frurd with y:vr.\d accuracy, was as row "it  in^r in hir, apiie-iranco as  tho high ciwte  fakirs had been pleading'.    A ntimber of  ' fakirs had gathered ;ibout or.v caiup rirc  and I had s^iven theta somo illnstri'.'.ioris  ..if my own skill.   They  .sc'-va^-.l p'a'i'iied  bur wevv) i>ot-. .^pcvi.iii.v   car\ov.}.    (J,:o of  thorn stole.-iM'.iy mid vi'tfr zo.an. imv.v.'cr:  ri'hiriied voith their own   co:i-juror, the  witch  doctor in ouo&liozi.    Af-l-er con  siderublo   solicitaiio^i    from    t.hc    nr;,  tives,     tho   intricacies   of    which  7<iv  Unior.-Lwd-'e, No. j i, meets eery  1- nday m-ht at S o'clock. Veiling brethren cordially invited to dttcncl. '  ,    . ���������        .A. Lix.ns.vv, R. 8.  .Gumbtrland Loo'srs,  A.  F. & A. -[V!. B. C. R.  Union-, b. C.  Lodge meets first    Saiardav    in    each  nionth.     Visiting brethren   ai'e  cordially  invited to attenu.  . Jam lis McKi.m. Sec.  Drs. Lawrence  &. Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  "cr_>rio_<r _3.c.  We have appointed Sir.   James   Ab-  rarns ou? collector until   iurtner  aao-  tice, to. whom all   overdue   accounts  1T,ay be paid.  7 N,ox.  "1895.  Dr. JEFFS  Surgeon  and Physiciar.  (Graduate of the Universitv of Toronto,  tL. C, P & S.', Ont.)  Office and residence. Marj^rjoi't  Ave,iiexL cioorto Mr. a Grant's  Houps for eonsultation-a to lo a m;  2uo 4 and 7, to iG p rn.  rto order  m  ������&��������� Spud for Srn'jilcs.   l'K.-iupi o������];i ti  ici:L til guuraiiicid.  i'u-imo Saw liij  ���������and���������  " .S8������ll fti,l! ]]oor  FACTORY  ���������o--:o :w--w���������.  */������������_{ c-������iac��������� jvxjv^.  -A.T.  Anders o.n '-_  Hiram Loci^e No 14 A.F .& A.M.,IJ.C.K  Courtenay IS. C._  Lod������e meets on every Saturday   on or  before the full of the moon ' ,  Visi:iny Brothers    cordially   requested      1/' Ii]' T'r/| ;/'       IV'������ & fc   &'*t  to attend. *.tA._t_' _   *. IL ;. j     ,- ������    "���������...-.��������� ./.. J -^ t. ->  *  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary  Cuinb'jrlantlv Encampiutnt.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  The fv)!lc-v/i' g Lines are  Represented  Writciies. clocks a:id   j\:\vdk'7;.  NEATFV   KKI'AI'RK-l) =  'FT  ^t.   - - __[ o P, ,��������� k. .- rr9   B-"TOp  (OFFICE-^ J ll   STRKE-'I .)���������. '  d'. O   JJr.-Mvi.-r M.    Teloi.Jioi.c- ������ ,-:i    : ;-i      ���������  -    . NANAiMO,  I:,  t;.  fe^ A  complete   sioj:' o,   Ro,.,,,;.   ,vo  Dressed  Lumbc-r a!v. Kx;, (i���������   j-i;,J"    A';.',c  .  Shinylc.-,, laths, I'kk'cis, I-j0������t' , \V-*i������  do\ys ami Hiinrls.     Moisldinv,  S< ro'i  .Sav.'ii)������, 'J'urniivj, ..nd   _-;. ' i'-./f.;l  ci wodd rini-,.'.,]!!.; ::-;:i. hct;  >-tt.i'-> /,- -t.  iSl.  5  .?��������� 'A'      S '^  -t";.'  -JCQJft  t-    .^ ->V. >.-.,^ v . *"���������    v  ���������-'���������     1. .''. v:' i!������/.   ' *'    ������       *'  for   the   constriiciion   of   the. '-Nanaimo-    ���������Knowledge     of     +-he. ''Zulu"   lan.'ruatfft  TT  ���������      n -r    -,' n     ,     -rv ���������    *    ,   '-did" not,'enablo  Tni   ���������quite' to   Vier'n-  Union Co.nox    Trunk R:>ad.     1-his.work |-trate,    the     conjurer,     who ; afcfet  is'much   needed' and   should be   t'iiiiihed  as   earh as   practicabie,   commencing   at  Union.and'.^ipin-j. "utint:-  ,./,  expect  a' rail road- soo'd, but -.ve h;.ivi; .i  right te-,have i:;i;!'S:.;Jistr:<::'. rc-.-td S;S.iem  c-)'^necied with the 10.id 'system, of'the  island;-and should be able to get out of  the district with horse and buggy.  "seeined reluctant to givo hia consent to  'aiiesnibitionof hiy powers , befors. ir������.p'.  tool-: a knob kerry or club anil ?:;stoned  it at-the. end or a thonjc of rawhide  about two feet' long-. A young 'native.  tall and athletic., -whoso eyes appeared  to be fixed upon those, of the conjure!  with an apprehensive steadfastness, took  his own knob kerry and fastened'it at  the end of a similar thong of hide.' Tho  two men stood about six feet apart, in  the full glare of the fire, and began, all  the tirnein silence, to whirl their knob  Meets  every a Item ue    Wednesdays oi      fin, shectirOIl, and COpptT ytff'k  each month at  S   o'clock p. m.     Visum:.; BlCVCLKS   K.KPA1KED  brethren cordially invited to attend. ������������������ ���������       1     ���������/- ���������       i  Orun's and rifles, repaired  We  want an' allowance  of $1,500   for j  kerrys about their heads.  I noticed that when the two clubs  aeenxe'd in their swift ..flight, almost, to  come in contact, a spark of flame passed  C-.'WHYTE, Scribe  . ATGTICS  A ay person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs.and barrels" of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will-be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for information- leading to  conviction.  W.   E.  Norris, See'y  the-hospital.    This.is much needed.  A sum should be provided for a cour1  registra. .  Two hundred and fifty dollars should  be allowed for incidental expenses for the  Union school. Now only $10.00 is allowed for the fourth room, which is simply  rediculous.    The    trustees    are   getting  or appeared to pass from  one  to tlie  other.    The   third time this happened  there was an explosion,   the spark appeared to burst, the young  man's knob  kerry was shattered to pieces, and he fei'i  ���������to the ground  apparently lifeless.    The  witch doctor turned to the high grass i;  few feet behind us and gathered a hand'  f ul of stalks abou t three feet long. Stn n d  ing in the .shadow and aw.-iy from the:  S. OFT.  .'Union Division No'. 7, Sons of Temperance meets .in" Free' Mason's Hall,  Union  eve'rv Monday eveninsr at 7--?o  T;....-t-:_.    jr.-... 1 ���������     .���������    ..     '.      .''-'���������  '���������P'lum'biag in all its branches,  Pumps, sinks and piping, ,  Electric bells placed.  ��������� Speaking tubes 'placed;  Hot air furnaces,  Folding bath a nd improved  Air-tight stoves, specialties; ���������  Office and Works   ������^st���������et, near  .News omcc.  ������������������     -H 11 rn T  Wil.1   <  . i|'>>l>1i-il-PIWIilil  m-IIIIH lip>lli*lw III u  '������������������'   !.. t-   (,   !U.,.-    .vfc.i,r '),{  . '. t  Visiting friends   cordially ' invited    to    (8������gggSg@g@Sgg������@gg@gg������Sg-3g������)  tend.   ' ,Vi  attend.  THOS. DICKINSON, R. S.  r  ���������'.���������.,  *i  1  !���������  is  .    a\ . :���������   AcUt     ti-.o   mr.r..e   niiicf   i->������     fire, he waved, wi i ��������� i a ;>v. nt motion, ex  stead ly in   debt,     l lie   rooms  must   ue        ,,      ....-'       ^-   x. j- ���������    -  -.  7 '  actly .similar   to   t.-at   ox   inn cixxhz _���������  few minutes before, the bnneh of graaf  aronnd the hea'l of t ht- young Zulu, who  lay  as  dead.'  in   tlie   nrviight.      In a  moment or two tho :.r:ry:\ :;ee.'.! ir-d to ignifa  in its flight. i.lib:):;,_';-b   the   witchdoctor  was not standing wi:-hi:, twi-nty feet of  the fire,   and   b::r;i*'jd   slovrly, cracking  audibly.   'Appro..c!ii-!g more closely the  form of the nativein l!ie trance the con  jurer waved  the flaming grass gently  over his figure,   about  a foot  from   the  flesh.    To my intense amazement the  recumbent body slowly rose from the  ground and floated  upwards in the air  to a height of about three feet, remaining in suspension and   moving up and  down,  according as  the passes of the  burning grass were slower or faster.    A  kept clean, warm and. comfortable.  Then there should be placed in the  estimates $1,000 for a new school room  so that all the rooms can be under the  supervision of the principal. Of course  the room now occupied at the o'her end  of town is a mere  make shift.  IBWS EBTIEW3D.  The production of gold and silver in  British Columbia in 1896 is the largest of  any year in its   history Duelling   is  rn   the;  i.;cr._.i_.e   in   Ge-.n.i.v.- T.'.-r*  ^ ~,_.<j_vjq >vu_^_iiuvvci ui. x__:,_Sut-;r.      ^i.5  the grass burned out and dropped to the ,  ground the body returned to its position J     Trinity Church���������Services  in   ihe   eve  YARWOOD &   YOUNG  I   -SCAVENGER-    I  . BiUiKf���������l^K-S and SOLICITORS'  Censer of Eastiori and Cotmnercial  Streofca, "NTAiif-imo, E. C.  Br.inc.ii OtTiCi., Third Street ;ind .Dntis.i-itii.iir  Avblsuo, B. C  Will bo ia Cuion the 3rd   W^f-^e"^/   o'<  eacl. nioiKli and rt:!na.!!i ton i-ays.  SUNDAY S-EBVIOES  St. Gkouoe'.s Puksbythi.tan Cixukch���������  Rev. J. A. Logau, pastor. Services at 11 a.  m. and 7 p. m. Sunday School at-2:30.  Y. P.S C.E.   ufc   close   of   evening   service.  Methodist Church��������� Services at the  usual hours merniug and evening, flev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  Plumbing anr-g^n, ra,  c     SheetirGii wdrk  PROfviPTLy: d& ^  -    iEJJ'Agent for- the  OelebrateGl Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and  . -���������-Ranges-���������  Manufacturer of the  New Airtight heaters  n������������������_���������___���������ti___t____������  .1. J. TlieokJl  F. Curran ^  5CAVENEER   |  .'.union,'b. c.      ||HousB and jSign vhm-  GHOIOE    LOTS  For. sale on Dunsmuir. ave;  consisting of Jots. 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16,. lots 3,, 4 and 5 in block ig,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Abrams."  Paper-Hanging, Kaiscmioin-  and   Decorating.  GRAINING A SPEC)AJ.vy  AM.opders Ppcmyi-fy AHt>BC'efJ   r,c  "Union, &. 0.  I VERY-  on the ground, and after a few passes  from the hands of the witch doctor, the  young Zulu leaped to his feet, apparently  none the worse for his wonderful experience.���������From "High Caste Indian  Magic," by Prof. Kellar, in North  A.merican "Revifiv fov Jn-nnaj-v.  ning.    Rev. J. X. Willeinar, rector.  ^ca-'������^Tjjzfjpgaj^xl.jj.j^.aBgs-j3tan  zzxcxaxzrzcvi.  , '     ���������  1 ���������'! () ( 1 j  ': ���������'   '-':-- .     .      i .--.'I  quar-  ���������'���������'      ' '���������������������������'    '  "��������� -'������������������������������������'���������     ie (,l.i   ��������� ���������nary   p;irty.  ���������   -.'   '���������    ';������������������'   ? -oo   su ���������srnbers   of  Mr.  '"���������,*���������������������������.'-.      ���������,���������:���������;:������������������ ��������� "I?-    Cy iv ,t-ir"���������-have  ���������'-:' -.'-.���������'' ������������������'������������������:���������'   ���������:'.'���������:   . ���������   .-'���������������������������>��������� 1 ���������(���������(������������������;   on the  school qu^t'on An  amendment   to  It All Depends.  Just what a kiss is very few  Entirely agree;  "They say" that much depend on who  Is kisser and kissee.  We do all  kinds   of  Job Printing, anything  subscribe iron "tub _tews. -������ | from a Dodo;er   to   the  $2.00 TBB, ANNUM.  School and office stationery  at E. Pirn bury & Co' drugs  store.  neatest business Card  or Circular.  I s*n prepared r.o  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At  reasons!:)'-    ������������������������������������:  D. Kilpacpiek,  Union, B. (..  Subscribe for   THE     NEWS  $2.00 per an/ium.  E A MIN G-  .1:  y������  Q  >zr#3r������������v2>.  !___ '.'  f  fl  ���������   V  if-  It  h  I:,  f  THE    WEEKLY  %-\v  -~ -��������� ~- ���������,  t*m*  J  AX.     j 2 th,  rS97-  1  W. C.'T.'U.  NOTES  Effects of Alcohol ur-ox Bees.���������Wa  quote'the following iateresSing pirigraph  from aa exeiiAagd. Is ia ot v.due as a  forcible illustration ' of the* poisonous and  'demoralizing effects of alcohol:       -rr"  "Some interesting ' experiments were  reoeatly nude ia order to ascertain cne  effects of alcohol on working bees. By  placing tham ou a regimsa of alcoholized  honey, the most astonishing effects were  produced. It was proved that they revolted  against their queen, and gave themselves  entirely over to idleness and to habits of  pillaging aad pilfering, until they were cast  oat by their fellows."  HOUSEHOLD HINT3.  Le.uo.V3 ���������Aa M. D. s.iys that m>8t peo_  pie know the value.o: lemonade before break  fast, but few know tha1; it ia more tha'u-  doubled by taking ii; ab uighfc also.  The best way to get the   better of the hi'-  ious system   without  taking   blue ' pills aad  other drugs is to take trie juicj of  one, two  or three lemons,   as appetite craves,   ia  a*  v.   ' '''^  much   water as makes it pleasenfc  to drink  , without sugar, bafore g>>iu^ to bed.  In the moraine on rising, at least half'an  aa hour before breakefait, the juice of one  lemon should bs   taken ia a glais of water.  The   people should not irritate their   stomachs by eating lemons clear, bat  properly -  diluted, so a3 not-to irritate thethroas, and  taken   on an empty  stomach the   improvement ia marked.'  i _______ '  Eggs will cook , much more evenly if the  frying pan is covered. '_  If you find your icing is apt to1 run,  sprinkle the cake lightly with flour. '  Salt fish are most quickly and best freshened by soaking in sour milk.  A lump of gum camphor placed in your  clothes pres3 will keep steel ornaments'  from tarnishing.  A little borax ia baby's bath will prevent  the skin from chafing, aad he is less liable  to have a rash.  Use clear," black coffee", diluted with water  and containing a little ammonia. This  will clean and rearore black clothes.  [ls.3 E. DEVVNEY.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  VICTORIA, by" the Grace of God, of the  United Kingdom of Groat Britain aud Ireland, Queen, Defender ot the faith, &c,  &c, &o.     ���������  To Our faithful the Members elected to  serve in the Legislative Assembly of Our  Province of British Columbia at Oar City of  Victoria���������Greeting.  A PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Ebbrts, ' I VirHEREAS 'We  ATi'OR.VKvr-GENKKAL ) VV, are resolved,  as soon as may bs, to meet Oar people of  Oar Province of British Columbia, and to  have their advice in Our Legislature:  .NOW KNOW YE, that fordivera causes"  and  considerations,   and   taking   into   consideration   the ease   and convenience of Our  loving  subjects,   We have   thought  lit,   by  and with the advice of Our Executive Council of the  Province of British  Columbia, to  hereby convoke, and by these present enjoin  you, and each of you, that on  Monday, the  Eighth   day of the  month of February,  one  thousand eight   hundred  and  ninety-seven,  you meec Us in Our said Legislature or Parliament of Our said Province, at Our City of  Victoria, FOR THE DISPATCH OF BUST?  NESS,- to treat, do, act,' and conclude upon  those things which in Our Legislature of the  Province of British Columbia, by   the Common Council oi Our said   Province may, by,  the favour of God, be ordained.  Ia Testimony Whereof, We have caused'  .   ,these.Our Letters to  be made Patent, -  ,   and the  Great Seal   of the said  Pro-,  vince to be hereunto affixed: Wjtness,  theHenourable Edgak. Dewnev Lieutenant Governor    of   Our' said  Pro-  ->*" vince  of  British   Columbia,   in  Our  City of Victoria, in Our said'Province,!  this twenty-ninth, day of  December,  in the year of Our Lord one thousand  eight huudred and ninety-six, and in  the sixtieth year of Our Reign.  By Command.  JAMES BAKER'  ' ' Provincial Secretary.  Not One fVIan In  One Hundred,  So invests his money that it yields,   in  twenty yean-., uujtniug izke the j_;r<<tit>  aff ruiu by a polijy <,f Lite Insurance.  HISTOiiy) The percentage of individuals  PROVES    [- who succeed in business  THIS ' ) is small '  No old���������line mutual life insurance  company  has ever failed.    ,  AS  PROTECTION  LIFE  INSURANCE  || AS AN  )   I INVESTMENT  IS '  UMIYALLEB  Puntledge Bottling Works.  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,  '���������- MANUFACTURER OF     ,   SODA  WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler   of  Different   Brands   of.   Lager  Beer,   Steam Beer   and  Porter.  Agent for tho Union Brewery C. mpany.  _S::__C3r _3__"S"Zt SOZ-ID -T'OOHj C-S^S-S C"2ST_l"^"  COURTENAY,  B. C. -  Mr  g& , LESS THAN  """���������^Ten Cents" a DaylE^'  Will 'niy for a man 35 years   of   age   a  $1,000 20-Payment Life Policy,   .me  of the bjss forms ot  inaurnuce written  iu the  Union Mutual Life  taraiioe Company  , Of Portland,, Maine  INCORPOIl  ''   ATJSD  '    184S  -lust be Different*.  gave  DGertie.���������O   auntie, , Miss     Farmer  nuch a iovely pink tea last evening!  ^ Aunt Selima (from Comox.)���������Lord sakea,  child, ' what < will your . fashionable Union  -oiks do now.  A  New Book.  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Clocks, watches, books  and stationery.  T. D.  McLean  TT2STI03ST, 23. o.  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent fopthe Alliance Fipe  Insurance Company of London and the Phoenix of  Hartfopd...-- ���������������������������  Agent fop the Provincial  Building and Loan Association of Toronto   Union, B _..  ���������f> , y������  ���������  ���������-_fck.*������-_w*������__l^ ������^-������<^-/^������^v������'^W!?'X������'^. ,.  _^ _y _*r "_?;_^_3?_5?_^'_?'^a  ...JOE BAKER'S GAL... I  fore their fusillade ceased, and It was  almost the last bullet which penetrated a loophole and struck one of  the soldiers, in the groin. ��������� In half an  hour he was dead.' Prom the minute  he was hit until the death rattle came  .the girl sat beside him, holding his  hand, but helpless to do anything.  We had scarcely removed the body  when the Indians made a rush. There  were now 100 of them.    Some of them  A KIND-HEARTED   BEAR.  It   Lifts   a  "Little  Child^in   Its  Paws  and Puts Her in a Place of tfafety.  Miss Isabel F. Hapgood translates  for the St. Nicholas a true story from  the Russian of Vera P. Zhelikhovsky.  It is an incident that occurred in 1847,  in the Trans-Caucasian,German colony  of Elizabethal, about thirty miles from  Tiflis. A picnic party discovered a  carried a log.no batter in the door./darge bear (called "Mikhail Ivan'itch"  some climbed 'upon the roof, somey/and "General Toptygin" in Russian) on  fought with  us  for possession of fij^f  THAT was the way she was referred to In a general way���������"Joe  Baker's gal"���������and >��������� there were  plenty of soldiers, teamsters and others whor did not know that her name  ,was Mary. Joe Baker was a hunter,  Indian fighter, scout,' prospector and  miner; and he had a cabin and a home  up in the Three Buttes of Idaho, to  the west of Fort flail. Father and  daughter were all alone���������he a' man of  50 and she a girl under 20. We at the  fort knew' him well, and we saw the  girl quite often, but no one knew Joe  Baker, well enough to question him  about the past For reasons of his own  he had taken up his abode beyond civilization, and though the life was wild  c and lonely and full of danger, the  'daughter seemed to prefer it.  A girl of about 18 when I knew her,  slight, blue eyes, short, curly hair, a  strong face, dressedcfor climbing, riding and walking, and one wrho commanded both admiration and respect  the moment you laid eyes on her���������she  had a handshake for officer and pri-  vate alike, and to us and all others  who came that way she was a border  queen. We said to each other that it  was a strange thing for Joe Baker to  ���������-. make his home among the dangers of  the mountains, miles and miles from  the nearest settler, and to expose his  daughter to the hardships, .privations  and perils of a frontier life, but no one  questioned him or her, nor did either  volunteer any explanations.  The cabin was in a bit of valley way  up tlie East Butte,, and was built mostly of stone and contained three rooms.  There were days at a time, when Baker was prospecting or scouting,. in  '. . which the girl must have been left entirely alone, but she rode, hunted and  fished, and now and then was the guest  of the colonel's wife at the fort for  two or three days, at a time. The woman may have found out more' about  the girl than I have told you, but if so  the information did not cross the parade ground to the barracks.  For weeks the Indians of Idaho had  "been sulky and sullen and threatening.  The force at Fort Hall had been increased by fifty men, all wagon trains  rwere cloubljr guarded, and every soldier, or citizen who understood Indian  character felt that an outbreak was at'  'hand."  One day, when Joe Baker was at the  fort consulting with the colonel tlie  latter advised him to abandon his home  and take refuge' among us. The old  man realized the situation, but said he  would wait and see. He hated contact  with the world���������even that infinitesimal portion represented by a hundred  people at a frontier post���������and the  daughter knew no fear. We saw him  ���������two or three times a week, as he was  then scouting among the Indians and  bringing in reports, but we had not  seen the girl for a rnonth, when a sergeant's guard .was dispatched to East  .Butte to cut and haul telegraph poles  for the line which was to connect the  fort with the outsde world. There  was danger that we might be cut off if  an outbreak occurred, but there was  also need of haste in completing the  line.  That was our first glimpse of the  cabin, as we went to our work on the  mountain-side, and Mary .stood at the  door to shake hands all around and in-  qtilre after those who were absent.  She' anticipated. an outbreak on the  part of the Indian's; but expressed no  fear. Only the day before she had received a visit from three sullen warriors, who demanded food and seemed  on the point of committing violence,  ���������but she ordered them away at the  muzzle of her rifle, and had no thought  of leaving the place until her father returned and advised the step.  Two miles east of the cabin we made  our camp and began work, but the Indians were ready sooner than we had  planned for. On the second night of  our stay we were fired into at midnight  and routed out of camp with the loss  of two men killed. We were falling  'back in the direction of Baker's cabin  ���������when we were joined by Mary. In a  rocky pass, crouched down behind  "bowlders and being fired upon every  -moment by thirty Indians in our front,  jthe girl told her story and assumed the  -command in place of the poor sergeant  'lying dead.  Indians to the number of a dozen had  -made a sudden rush upon the cabin  just at sundown, but fortunately she  'caught sight of them in time to close  ithe door. Then began a fight which  'lasted for an hour, during which she  ?had killed two and wounded another  of their number. The redskins had at  length drawn off, and the brave girl's  ���������first thought was of the soldiers on the  'mountain side. She hoped we had  '"heard the firing and would come down  to investigate, but as midnight.came  without us she left her shelter and  headed for our camp, knowing at any  step she might run into a prowling Indian, but yet determined to warn and  save us.  We were soldiers and by no means  novices   In   Indian   warfare,   and   yet  none of us grumbled when she assumed the leadership and passed the .word  to slowly fall back on the cabin.    The  Indians pressed us  every foot of the  way, and but for the darkness of the  night and  the  girl's  familiarity   with  the lay of the ground, not one of us  would   have   escaped.,   We   were   no  sooner sheltered by the cabin than it  was clear that we must stand a siege,  before the door could be opened again.  Baker's  cabin,  as  I have  told  you,  wras  a  pretty   substantial "affair,   its  walls being  of, rock  an.d  its  roof  of  dirt.    Here and there were loopholes  and the door was heavy enough to stop  a bullet.    In leaving the fort we had  been provided with 100 pounds of ammunition   per   man.     In   our   retreat  ,from camp the four of us had brought  off our carbines and  -artridges.    The  girl was armed with a rifle, for which'  she had a bountiful supply of ammunition,   and   wThen   we  came   to   take  stock we knew that we could hold out  for a week, so far as having the means  of  defense.     It  was   the  question  of  food and, water which made everyone  look serious. There wasn't food enough  to give the five of us a square meal  and  not  a drop of   water  inside   the  walls.    The spring from which it wras  obtained,   as   wanted,   was   200   feet  away,  and  it   would  be  running   the  gantlet of death to attempt to reach it.  "Well," said "Joe Baker's gal," when  we had canvassed our situation and Its  chances, "we must put up with things  as they are and do our best.    The Indians   have .encircled   the  cabin   and  will be on the watch the rest of the  night, but they will make no move until daylight comes.    Let us sleep if, we  can."  She went to her room and the four  of us lay down on the floor and napped  until daylight came. The Indians  counted on us as a sure prize and only  needed to be vigilant, while night lasted to see that we did not escape. There  was but little firing during the last  of the night, and none at all during the  first hour of daylight. From the loopholes we saw the Indians moving  about, however, and it was clear that  they were all around us and in strong  force.  In the larder there were about five  pounds of flour and two or three pounds  of bacon���������nothing else. The outbreak  might or might not be known at the  fort. Even if it was, the colonel would  hesitate before weakening his slender  garrison to send a column to our relief. He would rather expect us to  fight our way through or dodge about  and come in singly as fugitives. There  was no telling how long we should  be cooped up to live on those scant rations, and by common consent we went  without breakfast.  The Indians cooked their morning  meal in a leisurely manner, and it was  some time after sunrise before they  made their first move. It was a band  with "Chief Charlie" in "command, and  he knew Baker and the girl even better  than we did. Baker had hunted with  him and on one occasion had saved  his life, and he called at the cabin on  various occasions and had been hospitably received. He was, therefore,  probably in earnest when he advanced  alone and unarmed to within a few  feet of the cabin and said to Mary:  "We are on the warpath against the  whites and we mean to kill, kill, kill  until all are dead or driven away.  Your father saved my life, and an Indian never forgets. I do not want harm  to come to you, and you shall take  your horse and ride away to the fort  In safety." ^.;���������-x...-..���������  "But what about tnevs61di^r,s?" she  asked from one of the loopholes.  loopholes. _ We fired up through the  brush and dirt and through the loopholes, and at the end of ten minutes'  had beaten them off, but we had lost  another man. A bullet had struck him  in the heart and he had fallen without  a groan. In return wc could count  five dead Indians outside and see three  or four wounded crawling away.  As we bent over the man and knew  that he was dead tlie girl motioned for.  lis to lay him beside tho other, and  when we had returned to the front  room it was to beg of ,her to accept  'Chief Charlie's" offer, if he still held'  it good, and secure her own safety.  With only three of us left to guard  the cabin another such general "attack  must overcome us. She replied that  she would not go, and we at once set  about reloading the carbines and making ready to defend the cabin to the  last. It was_ hours before we heard  from the Indians again, and we were  almost certain that they had drawn off,  when, an hour after sunset, and without'the slightest warning, they rushed  for us as before.  We blazed away as fast as we could  through the loopholes, but I am sure  the cabin would have been.,carried but.  for a lucky shot which killed the chief.  His fall created a panic, andsjust y/hen  the situation was most critical the attack was ceased. I did not knew when  they drew off. (1L  The demons were on the roof and  battering at the door and firing in upon  us from some of the- loopholes, when  things suddenly turned dark about  me, and when I recovered consciousness I felt a horrible pain in my side.  A bullet had broken a rib and passed  out behind the shoulder. Stretched  dead on the floor was my comrade and  sitting upon the floor weeping was  "Joe Baker's gal." She liad fought  the last of the fight alone, and with  three,dead and a wounded man in the  cabin it was no wonder her nerves had  given way.   .  There was 'no more firing that night.  Consumed by thirst and racked with  pain, I mjTembered nothing except  that Mary spoke hopeful and sympathetic words now and then, and that  she had the guns distributed around so  as to cover as many loopholes as possible in case of an attack.  When morning came the Indians asked for a parley, and offered to send  her to the fort. I did' not know it, being out of my head with fever. She  scorned the offer and for three hours  the cabin was under fire. A rush would  have followed the fusillade, but as they  ���������were gathering for it a half troop of  cavalry from the fort, headed by Joe  Baker, came galloping to tlie rescue,'  and the Indians were routed.'  It was ten days before I knew all  about it. A great Indian war was upon  the land, the girl had been sent hundreds of miles away for safety, and  when peace came again she did not return. It Is like a dream to me^three  dead men���������one grievously wounded���������  a white-faced girl moving about and  making ready to fire a last shot���������the  crack of rifles and the* fierce war  whoops���������but I know that it was all  real, and a* humble private soldier  whispers:  "God  bless  'Joe Baker's  gal'   wherever she may be!"���������Pittsburg Post.  "They cannot go," he replied/' "The  soldiers are here to make war on us���������  to shoot us down���������to make us obey orders we do not like. We have"only  hatred for them. I know how many  there are in there���������four. They have  their guns and will fight, but we shall  kill every one. Come, out, and we will  send you safely away."  "I shall remain here and help the  soldiers to fight you!" answered the  girl.  "Then you will be killed with them."  The chief turned away and went  back to his warriors and ten minutes  later there was a circle of fire all about  the cabin. The loopholes were the objects aimed at, and as every redskin  was sheltered from our return fire we  plugged the loopholes up and did not  flre a shot in answer.   It was noon be-  Could Afford   New Ones.  "I want to look at some of your best  paintings," sa.id Mrs. Crewe Doyle to  the art dealer, according to the New  York World.  "Yes, madam/' replied he. "You prefer landscapes, do you, or marines, or  shall I show you both?"  "I'd. rather have a picture of country  life, I think, with cows and trees and  things like that, you know."  "Yes, madam. This way please.  Now here is a very fine work by Rembrandt."  The customer surveyed the work critically and then said:  "This picture looks like a secondhand painting.    Isn't it?"  "Well," said the dealer in a somewhat surprised tone, "I suppose it  might be termed second-hand, but I  don't think I ever heard a Rembrandt  called that before."  '"AYho is Rembrandt? Where can I  find his studio?" she asked.  "He's one of the old masters, madam." ,  "H'm! Well, I don't want you to try  to sell second-hand pictures to me, for  I can afford to buy new ones. You may  just tell Mr. Rembrandt to paint a picture especially for me and have it  made twice the size of this, please."  This order so astonished the dealer  that he allowed Mrs. Crewe to stalk  out without putting down her name  and address and now he doesn't know  where to send the painting when Mr.  Rembrandt gets it done.  a narrow ledge of rock high up in a  gorge.    This is what followed:  All at once a, sim ultaneous cry of  pity, terror, horror, broke from all.  From behind the crag a little girl made  her appearance. The tiny colonist was  seven or eight years old;'not more. She  :was strolling along with" her "arms  ���������crossed carelessly on her pink apron. A  ''large hat of coarse straw, such as all  the colonists, whether young or old,  wear in hot weather, had fallen quite  over on the nape of her neck; and surrounded by this aureole, all ' flooded  with sunlight, the poor little thing  stepped out on the path which skirted  the cliff on the brink of the abyss.  The poor child, was going to her  death in plain sight of many men and  women���������And to what a dreadful death!  Arid not one of them could help her!  ,No' one could either save her or even  warn her of her danger.  ��������� All were eondemened to gaze, inactive, at the dreadful event which was  on the point of happening before their  eyes. '  The women raised a cry, and fell to  weeping. The majority of them sobbed  themselves into "hysterics beforehand.  The men, even those who had been in  battle more than once, who had beheld  death and blood, said afterward that  they became cold and dizzy, and many  turned away their eyes in anguish. But  those who endured the ordeal, on the  other hand, beheld a marvel.  Because of the turn in the path, the  child could not see the terrible fellow-  traveler who was coming to meet her.  She only caught sight of that dark-  brown shaggy mass at the moment j  when it almost came in contact wither. The huge beast completely blocked her road. His left paws stood on  the very edge of the path, while,with  his right side he almost rubbed the cliff.  They caught sight of each other almost  at the sa.iue.moinent.  Probal^y'Ja cry or an exclamation on  "the" part of the child, revealed her presence to. the beast, as he was walking  along with his muzzle and eyes' drooped earthward. They stared fixedly at  each other. The little girl was petrified with fear; the bear halted, in Indecision, no doubt much astonished if  not frightened. For one moment, probably, he reflected: "What am I to do  now?" It was impossible to pass without crushing the- unexpected obstacle,  without striking it or hurling It into the  abyss. The path was so narrow at this  point that he could not even turn round  on all fours.   What was to be done?  Down below the people waited, with  bated breath, expecting at any moment  to see the unhappy child pushed into  the abjTss. But evidently that was not  the way in which full-fed and good-natured "Mikhail Ivan'itch, General Toptygin," had settled the problem. He  wished neither death nor harm to this  tiny creature, helpless before him,  with open mouth and staring eyes,  having lost through fear all power of  crying, and awaiting his will in trembling silence. And "Mishenka" carried out his will.  With a faint growl, caused not by  anger but by the necessity of putting  himself to trouble, he reared up on his  hind legs, strode close up to the little  girl, and, bracing his back against the  cliff, clasped his forepaws around her,  just beneath the shoulders.  Shrieks and groans of despair resounded from below. The ladles, who  still continued to gaze with dim eyes,  grew faint; but tlie men, especially the  huntsmen, who were acquainted with  the murderous habit������ of tbe bear family, leaped in spirit, and with a hope���������  a , mad hope���������for the child's safety.  They perceived that Mishka was behaving in a very remarkable manner,  with all the caution and dexterity  which he could command.  They were not mistaken as to his unprecedented goodness.   The kind-hearted boar lifted the little girl up, carefully  bore   her  over  the  precipice,  and,  turning on the pivot, of his hind paws,  set her down on the other side of the  path.  Having   performed    this  gymnastic  i exercise, the bear, without waiting to  1 be thanked (evidently he was well ac-  i quainted with the human race), whirl-  i ed about, dropped on all fours, and pro-  j ceeded  quietly  on  his   way,   swaying  I from side to side, and grunting contentedly in anticipation of sweet repose in  his lair not far away.  Mother of Seven Noted Men.  Mrs. Bardsley, mother of the Bishop  of Carlisle, who died recently at the  age of 94, had seven sons, all of whom  took holy orders. Her husband, too,  was a clergyman. They were intimate  friends of Charlotte Bronte.  It must be nice to be built like the  grand daddy long legs, and have such  long arms that one can reach anywhere  to scratch.  JLed to Crime.  Kindly individual (going through  prison)���������My good man, tell me what  brought you here.  Embezzler���������I tried to keep a bicycle  In repair on a smalx salary.���������Up-to������  Date.  She sweetly bears the burdens  That'd kill man were they his;  Yet she flies quite all to pieces  If her hair gets out of friz.  ���������Judge. ''  Howso���������I can do my best work when  It is hot. Curnso������������������What a great future-  ybu have before you!���������Life.  Judge���������What Is the charge against  this prisoner? Policeman���������He stole a  wheel, your honor. Judge���������What'make?  ���������Philadelphia North American.  "Sawyer, I've cured my wife's insomnia." "How did you do it?" , "Had the  maid get up and ring the rising bell in  the middle of the night."���������Chicago Record.      "  ��������� d  '  She���������Do you suppose his wife, really  supports him? He���������I judge so. He told  me he didn't know what real happiness  meant until after he got married:���������  Puck.  Louise���������The    bishop   looked    rather  cross, didn't he?   Isabel���������Well, no .wonder; every one of the bridesmaids had  on bigger sleeves  than  he  had.���������Tit-,  Bits.,  "Hello, gloves," said Jack to Tommle  and Sammie. "Whatcher call us gloves  for?" asked Tommie. "Because you  are a pair of kids," said Jack.���������Harper's  Bazar.  Winks���������Do you believe in hypnotism?  Binks���������Of course I do. Don't you seer  this necktie that the clerk induced my  wife to buy the other day?���������Somerville  Journal.  "I tell you, these little vacation trips '  do a  fellow  an  immense  amount'of  good."    "So they do; Icfeel braced up.'  enough to bluff every creditor I baye."  ���������Chicago Record.  "I tell you," cried  the author,  "I'm .  going to rise in this world."    The edi-.  tor eyed him doubtfully for five seconds  and then asked: "Balloon or elevator?"  ���������Atlanta Constitution.  Miss Daisy Medders (coyly)���������Do you  love me, Jason? ��������� Jason Huckleberry���������  Course I love you! .Do you s'pose I'd  have been actin' the fool over you all  this time if I didn't?���������Truth.  "Doesn't It strike you that the temperature of this room is rather high?"  "There isn't any doubt, about it," replied the frugal young man. "Every  ton of coal costs $6."���������Washington Star.  There's the bicycle face, and the bicycle  back,  With its queer, altitudinous curve;  And   the   bicycle   tongue,  in   the  middle  hung,  And the scorcher's bicycle nerve.  ���������Indianapolis Journal.  Bacon���������Did you know there were  over 735,013.559.600 different whist  hands In a pack of cards? Egbert���������Yes;  rny wife tells me about each one nearly  every time we play.���������Yonkers Statesman.  "Bilker, you ought to be ashamed to  wear such good clothes when you owe  me so much money." "No; you ought to  be proud to lend money to a man who  wears such good clothes."���������Chicago  Record.  - "Country's gone to the dogs; no hope  for it!" "Too bad! Just had an election, haven't you?" "Yes." "Well,  wasn't It a fair one?" "Oh, yes! But  I was beat, fair���������plum beat."���������Atlanta  Constitution.  "You don't make allowances for our  boy," said the fond mother. "That  shows how little we are appreciated,"  said her husband, as he finished drawing a check. "I don't do much else."���������  Washington Star.  Sageman���������That waiter's hand always  reminds me of a race horse shortly after the beginning of a race. Seeker���������  And for what reason, pray? Sageman  ���������Because it's on the quarter stretch.���������  Boston Courier.  She���������Dear me. Why don't they tench  choruses to sing intelligibly? It Is so  aggravating to be unable to distinguish  the words. He���������You don't know your  luck. I have read the libretto.���������Indianapolis Journal.  "Yes," said the tenderfoot, as he sailed rapidly'through the air; "I know I  am an ungraceful rider. But," and he  commenced disengaging himself from  the cacti, "I don't heed any points on  alighting."���������Puck.  Summer Guest���������The mosquitoes were  terribly bad last night. Look at my  face. Jersey Landlord (reassuringly)���������  Oh, there's no mosquitoes here, sir-  none worth mentioning. Them's bugs.  ���������New York Weekly.  Plug winch ��������� "I understand that  Larneduck has several marriageable  daughters." Samjones���������"U'm���������he had  till lately." Plug winch���������"Oh! then they  are married." Samjones���������"No; he failed last year."���������Puck.  "You are the sunshine of my life," he  murmured. And at that instant her  father burst into the room with the remark: "Young man, do you know tha  sun will be up in a few minutes?"���������*  Philadelphia North American.  i  .1*8  I  .wKl  i\  *'l  ���������.���������t?i  aa  C2 r i,  I  r  fir  h  a  \)    ���������  3^  V'  To Eyic������.i������ Dead Body.  Mrs. H. Lewis, of 58 Second avenue,'!  has begun legjgH^proceedings to  evict/  the. tenant or* her "prospective grave inj'  Cypress Hills cemetery, who, she says,  ' Is wrongfully in possesion of it    The  tenant is unable to-file an answer to  Mrs. Lewis' suit, but his relatives are  making  a  vigorous  fight  against  the  woman.  Mrs. Lewis' late husband bought a  lot in the cemetery, about four years  ~ ago, containing -just space enough for  two graves. One he.intended to occupy himself and the other was for his  wife. Shortly,*;'ijpter that he died' and  entered upon possession of his own  share of the plot' *��������� It. has been the  custom of Mits.'Lewis and her son to  visit the husband'arid father's grave  at short intervals.   "'"  Their last visit was on Labor Day,  and then they discover.' d a newly made  . grave In Mrs. Lewis' half of the plot,  and at one end .������f.,.it a stone bearing  tho  inscription  "Salmon Solomon."  Mrs. Lewis Immediately retained  counsel, who served-notice on the managers of the cemetery that Mr. Solomon's body must-.be.removed at once.  An investigation wjia' made and it was  found that Mr. ' Solomon had been  burled by mistake in'Mrs. Lewis' grave  Instead of- the -adjoining one, which  belongs to the Congregation Chevre  Macphela, of which .he was a member. The congregation, however, refuses to disinter Mr. Solomon's body,  as to do so would be a violation of  the Jewish law! "The cemetery authorities have-- ��������� offered ��������� Mrs." Lewis any  other grave she may select, but she insist on resting"'beside her husband,  and her counsel halve served notice on  the managers of .the cemetery that unless the grav.e ^..vacated within thirty  days a suit for the eviction of its occupants will be begun.���������New York Her������  aid. ...-.-  AT. FRENCH   RESTAURANTS..  "Takeaway woman," shouted the  orator, "and what would . follow?"  "We would,''said a man at the back  of the audience,- promptly.  A    -JENACIOUS   CtUTCJI  Is that of dyspepsia. Few remedies do men  than palliate thia obstinate complaint. Try  Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, however, and you  will find that It is conquerable, along with its  symptoms, heartburn, flatulence, -nervousness  and loss of flesh and vigor. Biliousness and  constipation frequently accompany it. These  besides malarial,'rheumatic and kidnev com  plaints, are also subduable with the Bitters.  Rowan jelly is one of the most mdi-  ���������pensible adjunots to game in Scotland.  DEAFNESS    CANNOT   JBK    CUR  By local applications, as they cannot reach the  diseased portion of the car. There is only one  way to cure deafness, and that is-by constitutional remedies. ' Deafness is caused by _an inflamed condition of the mucous 'lining of the  Eustachian'!.Tube. .When this tube is inflamed  you have a'rumbling sound'-or irnperfec.t hearing, and whon.it is entirely'dosed, deafness is  the result; and unless the inflammation can be  taken out and this tube restored to its normal  condition, hearing-will be'destroyed forever;  nine cases out of ten are caused" by catarrh,  which is nothing but an inflamed condition of  the mucous surface's".  We will give One Hundred-'Dollars for any  case of deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be curett-cby Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for  circulars; free.  F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.  Bold bv druggists. 70c. '  Hall's Famiiv Pills are the best.  Cod's roe outlets are a special, deli-  oacy in England.  My doctor said I would die, but Piso's  Cure for Consumption cured me.���������Amos  Reiner, Cherry Valley, 111., Nov, 23, '95.  Greece has only twelve miles of territory for each mile of seacoast, while  England, which ranks next, has 84.  VVaiters   Find   Hasy   "Victims   Among:  Travelers from the United States.  The restaurant life of Paris is as distinctive and idiosyncratic as., the club  life of London. The two modes of living are totally different, however, and  mark elementary divergencies of national ' character and. , ^temperament.  The Frenchman is a gourmet; the Englishman is a gourmand. The Frenchman likes the open air; the Englishman  likes open air, too, but he wants his  open air to be latticed.in and girt about  against intrusion. That which delights  the French man���������lhe glitter, the chatter, tbe radiant and noisy ebb and flow  of the boulevards���������offends the Englishman.  ��������� Yet the better restaurants of i Paris  do not get Iheir profits off their French  patrons. It is the American who is  relied on to bring up the average and  to convert a loss into a gain, and for  the .Americans, therefore, the trap is  set and the triggers are adjusted. He  may swear and squirm and. amuse the  onlookers by his futile attempts In  very crooked French to make his meaning plain, but to no avail. Tie "will  have to pay the bill. 'The swell restaurants have discovered a device for  taking the.luckless American completely captive, which -deserves the name  of great.  Like everything, great, It is simple.  No price is affixed to the several dishes  upon tho bill of fare. Thus the stranger  Is left entirely in the dark.    He is at  the mercy of the lady accountant and  the head waiter.     There is no'   fixed  standard of value.    There is no check  upon enterprising rapacity.    You-order  your dinner blindfold, and  when   "la  note" is brought you have no recourse.  The garcon shrugs his.shoulders. The  other garcons stand around and grin.  The maitre de cusine is dignity a little  tempered by majesty.    You know that  you are being swindled. You know that  monsieur yonder, who had more dishes  than you, and better served, has been  charged from 10 to. 100 per cent. less.  But what can you do? .'/.You. can do  nothing.   You can simply disgorge.   If  you ask the price in advance you commit a dreadful solecism.    What does  milor care about prices?   Prices  are  made for the canaille.    If milor wants  cheap  dinner  he go to Duval.      The  Cafe Yoisbn exists for gentlemen, not  for    persons  who need to economize/  The    Cafe   Auglaise   docs   not  desire  cheap custom.    It prides-itself on being  "tres cher."   The  poor  American'  does not see it at all, but yet his vanity  being.touched,,as well as his pocket,  he goes away with an abridgment of  the basso"-in his grumble.   He is a wiser  but a poorer man,���������Louisville Courier-  Journal.  A -HAPPY MAN!  ���������Gladness Comes  "*5j*|tX/ith, a better understanding of the  '*���������' **V V 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 many forms of  sickness are not due to any actual disease, but simply to a constipated condition of the sjjstem, which the pleasant  family laxative, Syrup of Figs, promptly removes.    That is wdiy it is the only  remedy with millions of families, and is  everywhere esteemed so highly by all  who value good health.    Its beneficial  effects are due to the fact, that it is the  one remedy which   promotes internal  cleanliness   without   debilitating  the  organs on which it acts. It is therefore  all important, in order to get its beneficial   effects,  to note when you pur-  _chase, that you have the genuine arti-  "cle, which 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  Figs stands highest and is most largely  ^Sed and gives most general satisfaction.  SURE CURE for PfiLES  I tolling and Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles yield at onoe to  DR. BQ-SAN-KO'S PILE REMEDY. Stop, itch-  in*, abaorbs tumors. A pontlre cure. Circulars sent free. Price  Mb.   Praggi.w or moil.     PK. BOSAjNKO. Phil*. P*.  Trie Cause of Rainfall.  Rain is. as we all know, the moisture  bf the atmosphere condensed into drops  large enough to fall  with perceptible  velocity  to the earth.    The  variation  in the sizes of the drops is dependent  upon the difference in the height from  which   they  have  fallen,   and  to   the  amount of atmospheric disturbance at  the   time.       If   they   fall  from  great  heights the drops suffer gradual division   into   smaller  and   smaller   parts,  until they are at last converted '-into.  mists.       In  calm   weather,   with   the  clouds   near  the  earth's  surface,   the  drops are apt to be large and heavy.  The formation of rain is, in general, a  continuation or an enlargement of the  processes by which clouds and fogs are  formed.'   The  deposition  of  moisture  depends upon the cooling of the atmosphere, but, concerning the precise:process by which the.cooling Is effected,;  various opinions are entertained, even  among those who have made meterolo-  gy a life study.   In considering the matter we have deduced our reckonings  from what is considered the best authority on the subject.    From  this  it  appears that the temperature of a given  mass of warm air is lowered, in the ordinary course of atmospheric phenomena, by one or the-other of the processes mentioned In the following: By  radiation to the cold sky; by radiation  to the neighboring masses of clouds or  the cold ground; by mixture with cool  air,  or  by  the absorption  of  heat   in  the  expansion   of  ascending  columns  of air.    Whatever the process may be,  one  thing  Is sure:' The"cooling  must  take place before the moisture will collect into drops of sufficient size to cause  them to fall from the mass of vapor In  which the constituent parts have beeu  floating.���������St. Louis Republic.  A USED-UP  OLD   MINER   RENEWS  HIS YOUNGER DAYS.  From the Report, San Francisco, Cal.  Among the afflicted wThc have for  years visited San Francisco to brace, up  their shattered constitutions is' the'  well-known William Shore, of 28  Minna street, familiarly known as  Daddy Shore, because of his affectionate disposition and' kind-heartedness.  Mr. Shore is the head of a family. He  has a happy home,-aloving wife and  children, city and country realty, paying mining investments and a pretty  substantial bank account. For years,  however, he has lacked one thing  which all his wealth could not buy.  He lacked hoalth and spent thousands  of dollars for doctors and medicines to  obtain even temporary relief.  Mr. Shore's greatest and most painful ailment was rheumatism. ' For  ten years he suffered terribly. At  times the pains were almost unbearable  and he writhed in agony. His limbs  would swell and his head would ache,  so that rest was impossible.  ' These spells,of sickness were as distressing to his, family, and, his friends  as they were weakening to the sufferer.  In San Francisco he had the best of  medical skill, but all. that the doctors  could do was to afford temporary relief. . All the health resorts and all  the famous springs of the state were  visited in turn without effecting any  permanent good rsults.  Mr. Shore' was about to give up in  despair and settle down with resignation into being a life-long sufferer, when  a San Farncicso friend���������at whose home  he was stopping���������told him of some  miraculous cures "made by the use of a  certain pill, the name of which at the  moment he could not remember.     <  Clutching Jike a drowning man at a  straw, Mr.-Shore requested his friend  to make further inquiries about the  wonderful medicine. Next day he was  presented with a box of Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills for Pale People.  Scarcely two days had passed before  Mr. Shore seeemd to get some' relief  and he felt very much encouraged and  continued his treatment with -steadi-  ' ness and faithfulness. Before a week  was oyer all signs of swelling had disappeared-and his limbs were of normal  shape and size! Relief from pain was  gradual until it,all. went away. The  sufferer was amazed. He could scarcely believe his senses,- so pronounced became the cure in reasonable time. .To  say, that Mr. Shore.is' a' happy man  does not express the situation. "> He is  brimming over with joy. Although  an old-timer, he" is as young as the  youngest, dancingjind prancing around,  singing the "praises of the medicine that  wrought such a miracle.  There is no secret about Wit, cure.'  Mr. Shore is one of the representative  men of the Pacific coast, with hosts of  friends and acquaintances, all of whom  can testify to the truth of the circumstances related above.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain,  in a condensed form, all the elements  necessary to give new life and richness  to' the blood and restore shattered  nerves. They are an unfailing specific  for such diseases as locomotor ataxia,  partial paralysis, St- Vitus' dance" sciatica, neuralgia; .rheumatism, nervoue  headache, the after effects of la grippe,  palpitation of the heart, pale and sallow  complexions, all forms of weakness  either in male or female. Pink Pills  are sold by all dealers, or will be sent  post paid on receipt of price,. 60 cents  a box, or six boxes for $2.50 (they are  never sold in balk or by the 100), by  addressing Dr. Williams' Medicine  Company, Schenectady, N. Y.       -  Queer River in Peru.  In the long coastal desert of Peru,  which is 2,000 miles in length, but only  120 miles broad at its widest part, the  rivers, Major A. F. Pears says, disappear in the dry season and begin to  flow again in February or March when  rain falls in the Cordilleras. One of  the most important of these rivers is  the Piura, the return of whose waters  is welcomed with great rejoicing by  the inhabitants of its banks. About  the time when "the coming of the river" is expected, eager inquiries as tc  the progress of the water are put to all  persons who chance to come from the  head of the valley, and when the water  approaches the town of Piura processions go out to meet it and escort its  first trickling stream down the dry river bed with music and fireworks. At  the outskirts of the city thousands of  people greet its arrival .  In Due Form.  A man was arraigned In an Arkansas  court many years ago for stealing a  young pig out of his neighbor's pen;  said pig, or shoat, being alleged to be  worth a dollar and a half.  The evidence was conclusive, and the  jury, after a brief retirement, brought  in their verdict, "Guilty of hog-stealing  In the first degree."  The judge remarked that the finding  was proper enough, except that it failed to assess the value of the pig; and,  further, that there were no degrees in  hog stealing. He must ask the jury to  retire again, and bring in a verdict in  due form.  Tho jury went out, with pen, Ink and  paper, but were badly nonplused over  that word "form." Finally one of *them,  who had formerly been a justice of the  peace, drew up a document to which  the other eleven assented, and with  which all hands returned to the court-  poom. This was the verdict: "We, the  jeurey, pusilanimously find the defendant gilty in the sum of 1 dollar and a "^  In favor of the hog."  Schilling's Best tea is in  packages, sealed air-tight to  keep, full weight and right.  It is cheap besides.  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In order that all of.these  may have an opportunity, I'will mail free s  sample bottle, safely packed, plain wrapper, on  receipt of 25 cents. FRECKLES, pimples, moth,  sallowness, black heads, acne, eczema, oilinest  or roughness, or any discoloration or disease oi  the skin, and wrinkles (not caused by facial  expression,) FACE BLEACH removes absolutely. It does not cover up, as cosmetics do, but  it is a cure.  Send for my book "How to be Beautiful," free  on application. Address all communication!  or call on  JVTIttK. A. JtCPPERT.  Room 0, Golden Rule Building, Portland, Or  flag"��������� Special Terms to Agknts.  Ml) 11 TO mrr To any address, our ....  IflfllLtU   rntX  .....Spociiil I'rice List of  HOUSEHOLD  GOODS, ETC.  This circular is Issued for the benefit of our  country customers who cannotavail themselves  of our Daily Special Sales. Send us your ad-  dress." -You will And both goods and prices  right. WILL & FINCK CO.,  818-820 Market Street, San Francisco, Cal.  WHEAT.  Make money by successful speculation La  Chicago. We buy and  sell wheat there on  margins. Fortunes have been made on a small  beginning by trading in futures. Write for  full particulars. Best of reference given. Several years' experience on the Chicago Board ot  Trade, and a thorough knowledge of the business. Downing, Hopkins <fe Co., Chicago Board  of Trade Brokers. Oflices in Portland, Oregon,  and Spokane, Wash.  EUFTUKK rtnrJ .VIIjKS cured: no pay until  cured: send for book.   Dks. Mansfield <&  Porterfield, 838 Market St., San Francisco.  mm  ���������*v ^.-t'SS-ft 1  'M?li||f|il  .v'---. yyyi.':yZi& *  N. P. N. TJ. No. 676. -S. F. N. V, N������. 753  ���������A  ���������mn ' ' f *  G. A. MeBain & ���������������&,   Real Estate   Briers, N^airtJ6, $.C,  _.nwi 'I  *   ������~m������  -!?������  SOUTH   AFRICA  interesting Letter to THE M"EWS-  Uncle Paul's Country���������Jameson's Raid���������The Question Dis.  cussed.  PART I,  ���������+��������� +   ���������+ ._.���������  MlDDLERURG, CAPECOLOyy,  South Africa, Oct.19.h IS96  M. Whitney, Esq, Editor New.?,  ���������' LLnio-v, 13. C. Canada.  pi:.v;t Sir;   Soma time ago  I received  a letter uoiu you asking   for slime information regarding this Country, but  have been  so   busy    tbiC until    now I have not   found  Ume to reply.     I am now eleven   months iu  ���������Sout_h   Africa, ,and lor nearly ,c-ight months  oja-; at    the   elev.en I-  have -, been   traveling  thr jughoiit   the   Colony,    tbe Oraag'o    Free  /������f   States, _aod,the Transvaal, so that 1 am now  ^'       l/ra better^ position to give   you the   information required then   wheu I received your  fetter.  I have been rather unfortuuate in coming  %q Afncji iu a year when the whole   country  ' from Ziinbedi' Ej'.tver to .Uip Indian ocean haa  ;       -been beset by   the greatest   disasters   iu its  history.     'twas here a mouth iu .the Colo;iy,  when jfcbat unfortunate   Jameson   Raid took  place in   the- North   Country and   upset the  whole   of   South   Africa.      What the   real  .object   of the raid was   is only known to a  few of the leaders.    It could not have been,  as was   .often   staled   by the   agitators   at  jJoharinebburg, to save their v* ive,d aud chil-  "4r.ea   from being   mag3acred by the   Boers,  .for   there was   uothiug   fourther  from the  mind of Oom Paul aud his government, who  are Christians ever.   If these UitldmLra were  .dealing   with the heathern and   uncivilized  #itives there might be something to warrant  Dr.   Jameson   coming to   their   assistance.  The Uitlanders,   no doubt,    had a grievance  as   Johannesburg   had grown    so   rapidly,  with a population   attracted from   all parts  of the,world, but more   especialy   E.jglish;  '   men   who were    accustomed to   a different  1    state of thiug3 to that which   existed in the  Transvaal;   and   who claimed    that because  "rjagliahmen   and   "English  capital   bnilt up  and expanded the   trade of   really, a foreign  state, that they wen? entitled to  citizenship  .aud  have a   voice in    making    laws,   or to  govern  thje country.    The Dutch  language  alone was taught in fchs   Transvaal schools;  and although English capital   was supplying  oyer   three   quarters of the   revenue ot* the  country, yet. the English   family had to pay  for the. education   of their own   children in  private   schools.    This school   question   hao  been so   well   studied in   Canada this   pacjt  year that you will be able to understand the  di^oulty^ although   your  Manitoba   school  qjieation is   a difLsreut   thing.    L-ooking   at  this  matter of   education in the   Transvaal,  especially from a   disinterested   standpoint  {there is  no doubt that,    although the Eig-  tyshman found it a great draw-back, or hardship,   yet   there is   right on the side of the  Patch Republic.    We should  consider that  -jjhese Datch   people, ^vith many   hardships,  (Conquered the natives and built up for them-  . selv.es a republic where they were anxious to  keep up the customs and   language of their  fatherland.    Their laws aud simple customs  were, although   away behind  the timea, yet  satisfactory to them; and  all who went into  the country were well   aware of the existing  "raws and were not asked  to come in if they  did not fall in. with the laws of the state.   It  ia a Dutch   state and the   Government  was  doing    what    was    right    to      encourage  pnly national schools.    There was no  restraint upon, other   nationalities in educating  ������heir children in their own language as long  as they , paid for it,   which was   o,uitp fair.  And as far as the   franchise was - concerned,  President Kroger,   (pronounced Kreer) saw  that Johannesburg was   growing so rapidity  and the inhabitants  being a mixed   population if he   should give them a voice in   the  government they would  have thp balance of  ���������power; and   the country   instead of being a  Dutch Republic would  at   once,   or   bofore  rery long, loose its entire nationality.    Besides     Johannesburg     was   imitating San-  Francisco, and  very few of' San Francisco's  yices and  immoralities were wanting.    This  of course, was very shocking to the religious  Dutchman in his   simplicity, and the idea of  .allowing such a community to rule was more  than the righteous Oom Paul (meaning Uncle Paul) and Mb   government   oould stand.  And who pan blame them?  When we know that the loaders of colonization in South Africa are deeply interested  in the Transvaal mines, and being aware of  $he many difficulties to contend with in developing the country with so many independent states with their petty jealousies, we  can see that perhaps, under all these troubles  the main object may have been to get a step  nearer to a United South Africa; which is as  much needed for the proper developement of  j^outh Africa as confederation was for Canada  George McCuaiu,  Port Elizabeth,  (To Be Continued)  f  ���������-:At T.B. McLean's, maybe seen sorne  fine bibles, in cloth and finest morrocco, at  all prie������B, also prayer and hymn books and  v> fall line of the poets.  J&ays1 clothing for Si at Leiser's..  LQCAL3  Cojx On. $1.55 per tin at JLeiser'a,  Three more canneries are ,tp be built on  the Lower Fraser.  Mr. Ed and J.J. McKim wero registered  ai the Wilson House,' *"Tanaim.o, as from  Jervis Inlet.  Bargains in white and .explored Shirts  at Reiser'?.  The County Court "here adjourned Jo  Wednesday of this week at 2;p.m.  Liwyer Young is in town this week.  The Imperieuse   entered Comox  H Arbour  about 3:p.m. Monday Jau.4ch.  Nothing so nice as -a Photo for a Xrnas  present. Only $2.50 p.er dozen. Coiue  every body.  A burglur entered A. W. Rennison's sjpr'e  Monday nighty taking .out) a large pane of  g ass i'a the,front window_J No money in  thi store and consequently uone obtained,  bus .o.ne goods are missing.  ���������A fine assortment of Islayal and  Japan oranges, California lemons, at  McPhce $ Moore's, <  Liwyer Crease of Victorians in town this  weetx. He came up to attend to a ca^e for  ths Hetherington estate. c,  ��������� LQ.ST.���������Between St������yenson & Co.,  and the bridge over the Big Meadow, a  parcel containing dry goods. Finder wijl  please return same to Stevenson & Co.  Buy your Bugar at Leiser's $5.25 per cw  "The water pipes  have  been  J aid from.  the lower reservoir up  the creek, ?bout .a  mile, to the Washer.  Grant <& Mounce are  yetting out a lot  of piles for use at the wharf.  Fresh pastern Oysters at .the.  Union Store,.  Ontario apples at McPhee and Moore's.  A notice of the installation of the offir  cers of Union Lodge No. Ji, Odd Fellows and their surprise will appear next  week.  ���������.-Big reduction in shoes to make room  for the new stock, at McPhee Sf. Moore's.  The Niuaimo Maii doesn't like that  Judge Hirridou hja taken up his residence  at Victoria. Doubtlej-j he did make a mistake in not moviug into this district.  Men's new styles in J lard and Soft  Hals at Leiser's.  Christmas Photps. Only $2.50 per  dozen.  Why shouldn't the Comox people build a  house for the Admiral .at the Bay.  ��������� A special from Ottawa says Hon. Mr.  Laurier was offered a knighthood, but declined prefering to follow Jthe example of  Gladstone and Bright to whose politic,'  school he belongs.  On December 29 th Gladstone celebrated  his 87tli birthday.  Gjand display of- Xrijias  goods  at the Union Store.  Subscribe for The Nkws $2.oc per,  annum.  Beware of cheap traveling insurance agents  They are aB unreliable as nursery agents.  Tae reliable Co npan es iia/e their sctieiu'.e  of rates and will not deviate from them. Ic'a  be*t to be secure when you insure. Among  .the' reliable po'uipauies may bo classed such  as the 411v\auce, Loudou 6^ l^tucashire, Royal Ina.Cov etc.    As������. to see t_tje rate book.  M. J BENMY,  NURS^RYIVIAN  AND  FLORIST  POST OFFICE ADDRESS  Mount "Pleasant  ���������Vancpuveij. B. C."  Send for new 60 pagxTCatalogue before  placing your orders foi Spring Planting,  if you arc interested jn saving-money for  yourself and getting good sjock of first  hands.  Most complete stock' of Fruit and  Ornamental Trees, Surubs, Roses, Etc.,  in the Province. , >���������  Thousands of^small Fruit Plants aad  Vines of leading varieties, 'suitable for  this Climate.  .  Fertilizers,   Agricultural   'Implements,  Spr.ay Pumps, Etc., best to be had.  Ho Agents. List tells yon all abpjij jj.  Eastern Prices or L.ess.  GREIijVJfOUSE, NURSERV ANP APIF.RY  60^ Westminstkr Road.  Eric Duuoau's new volume of poems for  tale at T. D. McL?'1"'"-  Mining Shoos  at Leiser's for $1 a pair'  Liwyer Shaw of Vancouver was up to the  Coauty Court last week as attorney for  Win G-lea-ion who apuealed^rt^ the d^cis-  siou of (he I/.concing Court refusing him a ,  licence. Is is understood the appeal will ba  heard before Judge Harrison at Nanaimo.  Girjs1 School Button Pools (or go cts  ft Leiser .  Word has been' received from Cooksley  that he may be expected here next week.  Hrf will deliver' aaveral lectures, with lime  light.  Ispimalt & Nanaims Ry.  Time   Tafel^   f^o.    27,  To take effect at 8 a.m.   on Monday 2^r.7.  2nd. 18^6.    Traint. run on' Pacific  Stanuard lime.  GOING NORTH  "       " "    H>fl)y-1 Sat'dy  "Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. jk. \~y. m.  Wellington   I   S,t������   I    J.S0  Ar. Nanaimo |   11.40 1   6-3*  Ar. WolJiupton .*   .'"/... |   l���������W) |   _si  GOING  SOUT|J "^  __________  ��������� I Daily. [, Sat'dr,  Lv. Wejiugton for Victoria   )   8.So   '   Lv. Nanaimo for Vici/oria. ..   I   fi.'i.O  Ar. Victoria  j   12.80  For' rates and information apply at Com-  pfliiy's ofllces,  A. DUNSMUIR, JOSEPH HUNTER,  President. Genl Sapf  H.Jtf. PRIOR.  don. FreiRht. and passentcer Ajrt,  Rev. Mr. Pauter, Chaplain of the Imper  rieuse is announced to preach next. Sunday"  evening at Trinity Church.  There will be a devotional meeting of the  I$pworth League Thursday evening at 7:30,  Subject; "The sure wojrd of promise."  Ladies, have you seen those fiue shoee ia.  N. Parks' window? .  Judge Harrison, and Peputy Regiatap  Stanton, were up to open the Cownty Court.  at Union last Wednesday. - Mpst of ,thf,  cases, including, the liquor licensing citti,.  were not disposed of. The appeal from  as������������K8mgnts were all confirmed except tba|  by the Colliery Co. with reference to the  new coke wbrka. The asscBHtnent on tlip  property, was reduced to $15. OOP en tke  grouud that it wa������ a new imiastry net y������|  developed.' - n ' v  ____������J-J.  -For this  y  .fji'f  EXf   WEEK-  #  %  -. 'J  J  %  i������i  m  if  4  (ft  m  u  M  'fit  fir  '���������    ���������'---.I..--  Vi


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