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Nd     220 , UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT.    B.    C,    TUE%A%: JAN..26th,    1897.    $2,00   PER    ANNUM
Choicest��   Fresh     Meats,    etc.,' etc.,
and   Geese   For  Xmas.
Bequiaudt rand tfanaima > By. -;Ci��.~.
Steamer City of - N.aaitiHio   will sail &4
follows: w >\ ,v.     "-'���'*'���,'*/   '
Leave Victoria for -Kaal&imo Tk-y.'*."!��'.���
Tntsday. - Leave Nanaimo for ,CotnSo�� at
7 a^ to. Wednesday. ' Lea vie Coi&o-t/for
Victoria at J a. a. Thursday. JLeaia'-Vic^
tori* for Nanaimo at! 7 a. nv .-^jFtday'
Leave Nanaimo for Victor?*} :'at^>a. m *
Saturday. ^ i; * jw^- ,'
By Order, '    H. &-<#*&'
*a .
& Moore
Genenal Merchants and Butchers,
B.  C
Miars Nsa* Nauuimo. '"> _.v-,.
Mr. Mark Miiler diac6Vere4' a fine
lodge of quarts on th�� L*tt*��' ^un/aiii
two and half miles "from Naaaya��r" "-Tht
rock is vtry rich.-     ���J     - -'  jjtS��- ^^er'-
!�� Thb,��ditoriax Ciftfifc f?>
Dr. Y�� W. Walka^Mr ��" P. uf&ow
odi'or.iD^cbief ��f t*a#^ WoUiOgjftfe Jtoter*
prist.     -������*   V- '
>*���;  ��� 'j **
Daiiy men's A960C!axk>m
A eucceatful merchant and we wiM show you
,<vgr��. -a man who keeps tfc-proughly posted end
' -r   watches the cost of every single artide he
purchases. > ,.   "- :0- .
���aa8 Rile Applies to Bconoaiaal HmefcBBpere.
���-' \-T.
'That's the reason' the women of Union use;
our prices as a standard for what they should
v*Y -*--* gcb^s^isewh^r:,:�� /""* ���;; :��� 0^
'j&rf. *
���orii^,^    i    -    "'T_>-
���^.....jb *���-��"���-'*���'   ^���J-'^.v.
.-*~��<* ���. i*.*" 'j
The datc^of &<r>iaaual meetmg>ef;tbe
Dairymao's Assdcratiea h^sf^B^tr-^rcd ���
to the. *8tlrat i i-fem.   Thf Ba^V^tr^'ivill
h�� B��ld in the Oity-H.*lk%ctoria:' :
Nanaimo; "-Ja|��j^ ��3r��%^To��^; :���*Dofa'a, '
.t-^'rcaaiirar of the' Rq��*��bod MiiiHrs Uaioa/ '
?: i��a** skippad otrt witU *4od;uo -if the  Ua-
ioo'sfMtfds.    j.       -, ,7-\ ���.��
-*.;v* - -  . ������   ' --ix^-.-v- -     ���: .-v..'
Welltogtoa isi'tiM-wtlioik a"ua��nfeH*��a-
c-auacil Yor th��:- pf-^gar-^fCwmg^ &^ihjre��,
out of tha s^an-se^^aei-ag^a^t,.; Aj;-
n��w elact'on/����.to^a^pi-fee^^tbe 4th
^"f^braary.    '-[~ ^. : %��% *��&% ' - ���; -
- Gold Stri'k.��
-    R. Hamilton hasiSund valuable ledge
of gbld beir'mg quani at Nahoose U*y,.'
vary airailiar to'the famous Van Anda.
\       SHIPFINtO-rv'' ."' "       ''
, Nanaimo, Jan. 2.3.    The  British ship
Dovrnby-Hall is loadingj^hip-Elwell has
sailed:   The s.s,   Costa'Kic^ has sailed
from Wellington.    -���- ��� ' ": V    ^-y^*
' -"    Tme Great Agnostic " --^; \.,
, The great agnostic, Rqbu.~F-   Inger-
soll, .has, given up ��� his  law practice  and
will hereafter -gi^Ahi^U^s^oj&te plij^
form.!    '-/    " "-"-"'' '��� '      ���-���**���>,.:-���*- -
~ - Isaac^Pitmam dead
.    Str^s.aa^-P.Jtrnan^inveritor of the sys .;
(em^pf'i-hofthand   writing ,whjchi.beajs^
bia name isSlead.       *- ";  ���'-
rv'* .' ���&* '<��� ���  "    '     C
Elected a Spkedy Trul;^
'   Naoaimo. Jan. 2J.% Thejrial .of AVS.
"'H4i^:V*ekhi����,i���� fj9m Jhe-',in\perieuse,'
You will find in my selection of this
fall's goods bargains never offered you
before.      Fine  black   worsted    suit
v $35,00,  nice nobby Scotch  suits $25.00
And Overcoats From $2000   up.
Liquor   Violation.
Mr. Cstnonica, whose-case <s (pend'ng
'for a licence to retail liquors, has I een
cited to appear to answer the charge of
,sellirig liquor without ^licence.,'The case
will be heard to1 day unless an adjournment is effected. ,r
The Clofhes  Peg  and  Shingle Social
.by the   Ladifs/Aid_^of  the , Methodist
Church,''has bden'postponed to Tuesday
evening' Feb.oth.    AdmiS4i6'hr2'ccr "*''
l'. .-
who was committed for. trial at .Union]re
.cenily^ilrharj^ipftheft, comes upfor
,'lnal Monday beforejudge Harrison. ,
O^-    9frV*9Q Ac-cidemt      .
.. Dan Martio, a miner working in;Pro-
tection Isla'aa-Shaft, had his jaw broken
Aad suffers internal  injuries, by PJissing
of a-loaded car over hi in on Jan. 22.
Vaioa   Shipping.
Tm; Hope and ac��i�� left on the ?oth
with too tons of co.il for the Vancouver
Gas' Workf.;
Str.Kitdonin left on 31st with 153-tons*.
of caal ^pr Gilbert & Rogers, New Wast-
The tug Tepic left on 21st with 400
tons ��f coal for the C.P.R. Vancouver.
The str. Gogquitlan left on 21st with 71
tons afcoal foi- N.E.Fish Co.
The San Mateo left on 22d, with 4,250
sons of coal for the Southern Pacific, at
San' Francisco.
���On the 24th atr. Maude left with 143
tons for the C.P.N.Co.
The Glory of the Seas ia loading for
Frisco, and the Mmneola will arrive on
Wednesday night.
*fb�� pepori ot a seurare of sotne tobiooo
f ref-NTod -ka last week. Farther enquiry
sho-tfa it not to havo beaa a large amount.
Th* ofifioem oi the S��a M��teo deny all
itaowkdge 61 it. Bvety week some artialoB
eotaa th*fo' she poet Qffioa dasoobnapaaieri by
���iny oooaalac (jartittoate, aad the formality
bf eoteiamg on�� oeotnt to'hav��h��en n*gloot-
" My dear boy, " said a father ta-his ao-
lysoa, " yoe a#o ia bid aoatpaaiy> .. Taa
Ud�� with wboaa you aM��nat�� iodalga ia
bad habita. Thsy drink, moke, swear, and
I 'aaa afrai-athay ga*��bl��. Ta��y We not safe-
���ompaay for yea,. I bag y*M to -^oit their,
sooiety. "
"Yoaaoeda't ha afraid for mo, father, "
replied the boy laoghtagly. "I gaaas I knaw
a thing ar twa. I know how far to ro and
The l&dlaft hU father's bona* twirling his
oaaa ia hie tiagars aad iaoghlag ai the " old
man's notions. "
. A few year* lsiar and that .lad, .grown *to-
tnaahood, stood at the bar of a eourt, ba*
fore a jury whioh had j art brought ia a verdict of gailty against him for JtovaAefisxus ia.;
whioh he bad been ooaesraed.
Before ha waa ieaWooad he addraaaad the
eonrt and said, amotng other things : "My.
downward oonrso began in disobadianoe to .
my parents. I thought I knew as maoh as
my father did, and I apnrnad his advloe:
boi aa eoon aa I turned my baek upon my
home, tomptationa came opon me like a
drove of hyenas aad horriad me into  rain."
Mark that, boys, yon who think yon are
v/iae enongh. to do without father's advice.
Don'* disobey yoar parents ; I beg of yen,
deA't.���Yocra'aTttMVKeu^c�� &c.!tam
. fBelleviile Ho^pi
tal burned this morning; ioss^fi 50.00a/ ^
" Buksio at/thb:Stake. ���'     '������  :
fclew Oreleaas, Jan.22d.���J0I10 Johnson '
the Cotton family mu.-derer-w,is  hjroe.i
at the stake at'the Cj'ton  residence,- ����.--'
that city at 2 a'ciock this m jraing.   - "
Swow S^-oaai :x Tsx.48.% -  "" ' -'
Deamsoa," Tex.ts, Jan.22d.���The 'first
enow storm known lujhree years fell in
Teaa�� yeaterday. It is.fgared unprotected cattle bavesufered great injury
lvosv Discharged.   >
London,  Jan.aid.���T-���� Crown  prosecution    to-day    withdrew    the    charge
egtiinst dynamite Ivory.
^ Alberni Mimes
fames Dunsmuir and p^rty have gone
to Alberni to put on a-fail force to work
their mine.���J. Bryden has co.n * in froi-a
Alberni bringing with him 'he result of a
clean* up���9 oz. of gold worth $i3o from '
one ton of rock.
Not To Lead
Montreal; Jan.   22/   Hon. Mr.   Tarte,
who arrived here last   evening from the
Capital, denies the story that he is to lead '
the Qusbet Liberals in  the approaching
The Plague Spreading.
Hew York, Jau.  aid.���Two cases'.-of"
Plague ai��� reported at: Kanvtran..   Kara "'
aran is an  Island off the west coast -of
Arabia in the Red Sea.
A D18PAICM ?no-*i Calcutta says
the government has ordered the stoppage
ootil February, of all traffic from Bombay
on account of the plague.
-"������'"' Heayx  Loss Bv Firp
Wheeling. W. V. Jan. ss.   Shortly after midnight a fire broke out in the town
of Wiergo Junction, Ohia; loas very heavy; no lives lest.
McI?*ne6, Coming    ���>������������������'������-
'   W���W- M��Innes,  M.-. P..  addressed a
political meeting, at Wellington Thursday"
evening for the purpose, of.ascertaining'
the wants ofc the people; and explaining
proposed  legislation.    He will  leave for
Comox by next boat on a similar eprartdv
Collision At Sea :-   ���"
���London, Jan. 32.    The  British steaift--?
;I1THE Dutch_e_��;
""X." the fasVirfifbrwifaring ear rings; her"
���favoriteIrtiing the large hoop ear-ring a
la Rornihy:'^
-.-   -    * *.     .     .-. --"-' -
'^-  ,j~r
*f Whip* cords are growings popular-'fa-
vorptheyare beautiful and shown.m all
-colors..^, It may be considered settled
\hat silver greys, blue greys, greenish-;*
J-.re.ya> in f*etall shades of grey will tie~
I the prevailing color for Spring, l.haye^
seen a description of a beautiful /silver
grey whipcord, combined with rubyA-el-
vet, which was the most admired gown at
a Swell function lately; the wearer was a
���tall,-graceful, fair haired woman, who
knew how to enrry qff^-such.a costume. _
Sleeves are most assuredly nearing almost complete exhpstian. From Paris'
comes the. report of several new gowns
having tight, .plain sleeves. To worien'
with either too thin/or- tod-/at arms, this
is ill news. , A sciawny, knobby arm is no
uglier than one like a stuffed bologna; so
we Union ladies may rejoice that Dame
Fashion travels to us by easy stages, and
cling to our lovely sleeves till" they are too
antiquated even for a once a-week mail-
Once upon a time a handsome,; clever
you'b loved ,a,l?eautiful.- princess; he had
a rival who had vowed to take the pjiii-
cess to a banquet, but theh.'c.yV determined to balk him, and started to beg,the
princess to allow only himself to attend
her. ��� He had to pass O'Brien's market
and behold! in the door stood a porker
not less than 600 pounds weight���a
��� porker who wdre a haughty British sure;
and whether it was the 600, pounds, or
the haughty Britishvstare, which trans-*
-fixed our h. c. y.,���any wav he stood and
gazed and gazed. Nnw-his rival passed,
with stealthy tread, and.while'tlie 'hand
some .clever youth, loitered like'lhe'
Prince of Christina Ro'ssett'i^ tVie''"rival'
with great finesse persuaded the princess
-to attend the h&pxjuet with hiin; arid now
���the h. ci y.;:and the*rival are aroused to the
need  of watching each otHer as detcc:
tiwes- -would.
���; ;'';..���::��� :��� .,���"' ���:���������-������''��� ���*������'���   ��� *��'���'   ;"
-��� A young.bachelor recently built a;dear
little cottage; ftpssip immediately married
him to .several grrts;. now it leaks .out-he
'   Jrfr. W~. T. Caoksley ,-of New Weatm^ter;,
-UrstorediMire on Ttiursday, Friday and Sat-*/ "
'nrday aveainga of last week and'oh flohday '
eyeaing of -this  week: -- Canada',   Soathem
California, the Yosemite, the National Yellowstone Park and the World's Fair. ...TheBe '
subjects  were, illuatrated, with- lime light
and toade very;, nteresting.    The audience
'ineraaae^ every night.. ,.The lectures were-
under the auspices of the Epworth4 Leagt>rv
and given in (the MethodiBt Church, ana
quite suoteufnl. ** ,,- t*---?' I **'������*l -T*
Mtresh Eastern Oysters at .the *
Uijiom Store/1'    ^
���r -i-A-
~& *'
British ��� Colombia, -an> application will be
made for the' purpose of��� ir.co-rporating a
eompaay-with'^ower to aparate'a ferry, by
���team or other power, tor trahsportiog x ears
holdtag either' passengers or freight from a
point,ou Barrard Inlet or the Fraser River,
or batween tba above meatioae'i o!acea, to
-cOuQ��ct with the E q ti na'tt and S'auaimo
raijroad ai or aenr the city of Nt -.ni-no, aad
for all'poA'ars aeoessary or cj::��.itJi:-;jvre tht>re'��
an estimable l\dy
"at rest.
er Salwbury from Perth to  Newport,.cot- ^hassold it to another, bachelor who-fre
lided with  an  unknown  steamer.    The -
latter is supposed to have sunk, with-- h'
crew of ad ��aen aboard.
"guently. visits Vktoria  and  rumor, says
Will not comef back agam^alone.    -... --���������'���'-
'-:-,-.. '"'��� " '" ''    ' ""'      ' ' R.EINE.
���Ou Friday laa. "Mw'.'-'Ke'iaet.h  Grant  v/as
buried    iu  the   Presbytenaa  aa'astery    al
������findwiok. ������
The iirg9 naitt't^r <>C friana-4 and reUnve?
who *s(afch*irea at the hoate and followed the .
reioaiuj ,k> shrur la-it restt.'i^ place,   g>r .ved "
the 0Jt33in  the  cittzonj   eatorSaia   f >r th a
memory of Mrd. Ora-it and for  her   sorrow**
iug.fan>iiy. v.
As all that was mortal lay ii the caaket,
with flowers abous the brow, 3.-1J in the
bauds, she seemed more li'ce a brida thin
one whom death has cUimed.
Rav. Mr. L-)gaa ot of wio-ie 0034-edition
Mrs. Grant was a menur,   oniisz-id' the
aervioes at the bou.49; hespoka.m)jt touch- "
. iugly aad sytnpsthiziugly of tha   I )/ad   one
..gone, and to the bereivel hailnil, and little daughter, too yoaaj; to realize her   i"roat   ;
loss. ,-Mra.-ti*ranT svas a young womaa aad
though detth is always aa-t, it aeotni doubly 38 when it comes to those who have not
reiohed ��*ven mi-idle age.     . .  .. ' ' .'
- The-husbind and child hive bur   aincer-
aat syrayathy. '���*'"
Mortgage Sale.
-������. *'**...        i- '. . -
Under an.d.by.virtue of the'powers of
sale coiitainedin.)a.certain mortage dated
the 13th  dav   of February   1896,   sealed
teasers, will be received by the undersign-
ved up'.to 12 orc!dick noon, on Monday the
first day-nf February 1897, for tlie sale'of
.the  following ' .property.      Namely:-* Lot
Two (2) Block Eightf(VlII) according io
the. registered, plan   of the Townsite of
Cumberland ^inr the   District of Nelson,
.'- There are two five roomed cottages on
said Lot, which rent at:$i6.o6 per month.
F��r further particulars apply to the under-signed.
'""Dated 15th        BARKER & PpTTS,    ���
January, 1897. . Nanaimo, B;C.
��� ���-'���'    Solicitors for Mortgagees.
... NOTICE.    ,  ������ '.
.   ���   ���    . >
Thia year we intend io <loa ca*h bn'sinei*,'^
.aad iJb'W^'P*-/   th**J*iw-ooio   of th-* valiey""ta
' geti bur new figures.
Sand wick, Dpjjca.v Bros.
Jan.iat, 1897*
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"���"������t i-w.-wwaicuiMi r,M'yj^*Uh*nc^.riSW������i^:  s^rj=*=^^n2ecMraepi=r^  ^i  ^V-$$$  C  Thp    ^\A/"'Ppl?'l"T7    1^T'Q'YX7'Q   ' ^ho'-'t fPKti ������������������.-p now reifirnssupn-me.'i'li^*  1 HO     Y V -COiSajf     i^CWO.   complex and invo! ��������� eu sentence i:as Lcen  M.   WHITNEY,   Publisher.  *.- -'- UNION  .BRITISH COLUMBIA  3������.  The battle ship Texas has cos-   s-'.-  125,000 and a great deal-sf--swear."-.  She comes 'pretty lii������fi; but shows a dir-*-  . position to so lower.  it"  i - -.   y.'.  , r  h ���������  il,  I'H  !K  '���������li; ���������  It -  ;    _ Medical men are agreed that ^hish^.i r  }l i*5*a disease, but they also agree in sny-  - ing that it is not so epidemic in certain  '���������- quarters as it ought,to be.  Being confidentially informed that the  Atchison* Globe paragraphs are written  by a woman, we withdraw all the mean  things we hTfve heretofore thought  about the author of them.  The editor ot* the Springfield (Mass )  Republican exclaims in a burst of eoull-  den.ee, "We are a very wicked lot," bur  fails to gratify public curiosity by-re-  'lathig just what he has been*up to.  at>amlciictl by the repre-fM lira rives of  --rood style for a soiHeu:*e iu short an.*  s-in-ple as to be m-floi stood liy n child ol  7. The use of conjunction:- olhor than  ;a!uT is being abandonee*-.- and this  i makes style less poli=h*--d ant? more conversational-��������� hart'cfTO write but easK.-i  to read."    " , ��������� ��������� .    -    -  The ''King of Fanning Island" in,th*  F-outh Sens is" being-subjected ro co'iisid  orable annoyance.by the ob.3trepero-us  executor oi his''father's estai.?. Tht *  rolay potentate is even threal������?uv<l will  the appointment of a receiver on ll.u  petty ground iliat' he has' misused"tiK  funds of the island. Surely things havr  come to a pretty .pass if a mouarcb"can-  not misuse his* own funds if' h?) wants  to.' and if 1'thar divinity which does  hedge a King" can not, hedge him^euoirj.l.  to alford protectiou from a minion ot  the law. ��������� Tiu- King is at present in San  J-xrancisco awaiting the judgment of th"  court-i,o-ascertam whether be Ls a Kins;  iudeed or only a .lack.'   '    ' . ,  LIFE-SAVING   STATIONS.  EEVIEW OF THE YEAR  President Cleveland has a daughter  ���������Ruth, Mark I-Ianna has" a daughter  "Ruth and William .Tannings Bryan, Mr.  ''^Hanna's chief opponent in the election,  has a daughter Ruth.- The paragraptiers ought' to be able to glean something  from this.  ,  Au exchange, in speaking of the plainness of Mr. Cleveland's new home at  Princeton, says: "A house with a  charming mistress and three fine little,  girls doesn't-need any 'gingerbread.'>"  As if little girls didn't like gingerbread  ���������as well as little boys!  (������ The pneumatic tube system for carrying small parcels and mail packages  4s to be laid down" in Boston. The system has been.in use in European cities  for the last fifty years, but the majority  of the tubes are.only,three inches in  diameter. The Boston system will have  eight-inch tubes.  According to the Rochestev'Democrat.'  W. A. Field, of Olean, N. Y.. says that  he is the father of thirty-four children.:  thirty-one   of   whom   are   now   living.  Of these there were three sets of quiii-;  triplets and four sets of triplets'by his'  second   wife.    Tlie entire  family   was  boru at ten different births.    The first  wife and   three of-the children   were  burned  to death  in-January,  twenty-  eight years ago. at Saginaw, Mich.   The  survivors   of  the  family,     numbering  thirty-one,   are    intending  to  have   a  grand family" reunion- next, spring, and  for a  short time place themselves on*  exhibition with the'father and mother.  The  father  of this" surprisingly  large-  family is 57 years old.  Turin is going to hold an Italian oxlii  ���������bition in 1S9S.   It will include the work |  "of Italians abroad and of the Catholic  missions. There will also be anjuterna-  tional exhibition of electric appliances  and of machinery. Among the special  features will be athletic games and a  - 'review of comic art.       " -*  "Georgia, it should be noted," says  .the-Charleston (S. C.) News and Courier, "has, besides its flourishing State  college, a normal college, a college for  women on the .same basis as the Win -  throp College in South Carolina, a great  school of technology at Atlanta, and  four agricultural colleges���������one for each  Referring to tile*-Marie Barberi murder trial   in New  York  the--Mail  and  "Express says:   "Think" of a hypothetical  question containing 12,000 words-  seven columns or more of the Mail and  Express���������filled  with    scientific terms,  speculative    propositions,   *; technical'  distinctions,* and abstruse theories  of-  physiology and disease!   Tliink of this  question being read to a witness in ji  murder trial with the. idea .that his "answer to it will enlighten the "jury as  to the guilt^r-iinnocence of. the 'defendant���������and then"you liave a vague, hnvy",  notion of what was done in a .case before one of our'local courts.    Nothing'  but the fact .that the affair, involved-a-  question of life or death saved this example of spectacular pettifogging from  being funny." - - -  How   They   Are   Arranged    and    the  " Duties of the Keepers.  The sitation itself is a two-story house  built securely, -and solidly .upon some  good site,along the beach; it is'cdmfort--  able'and-roomy, furnished by,the gbvr  .ernment^- and 'has the boat-room and.  kitchen on the lower-floor? a large bed--.,  room for the keeper, anotlie.^.-^for thjg?^  surf men";- and a store-room occiify.:,tlie"';  ���������second story. ���������*',-  The boat-room is large, and opens by"  great_double doors upoa-JJL-e beaeh..^It,  contains the life-boat and all the life-  saving apparatus���������always" In   perfect"  order and readiness.  The crew coh'sists'of a"keeper-and six*  surf men, though some stations number  seven surf men; 'these' men are graduates from no Jiaval; college, -but/.have  served their apprenticeship, with Old  Ocean ras their master; they' must be  able to handle a boat in the roughest'-4  weather, and to face all the'dangers'of ���������  the deep.      <    . . '    '-*rv" >������ *  Each man must undergo a strict medical examination, and must bring to the  stii'tioir'Gi's certificate of good health';  andlhe is also obliged, to sign an'agreement to faihtfully perform all duties.'  The keeper receives a salary of $900  a year (up~to*1892 it was $700); lie: njusfc.  be at the station all the-year,round, but*,  is allowed a month's leave of absence  In summer- if he gives up his .pay.)  a"  surf man receives $65 a month^'is' at the-  station   during   eight months   of   the  year, and.bas the privilege.of 4eavingv  the station for twenty-four hours every '  two weeks���������Lbut in lonely stations tiiey  CHRONOLOGICAL^- RECORD  .���������������-'     . IMPQ'RJANJ'EVENTS.  OF  .'Month   of-_8Iay   Most/ Conspicuous by  'Its LriafoftAppallin'-sr Disasters and  Natural-'Catas-Crbphe's  by/ .4rtkji-3"T''flWid  Sea���������Record of "Firea and CrimeSo  generally remain for the active season,*; .'...Second Persian earthquake destroys city  A Backward Glance.  .- Following, is .a .chronological., recordjof  the''most important events-of the-"past  twelve'^noirths: May, 1S9G, -will be s-re-  me-Mbc/ed as" 'a m"oiit!h 'of '"disaster.* On  -the 3d; twelve-persons-w ere -killed- by au  'explosion in Cincinnati"; oh" tlie~'15Qi, 120  by'a cyclone in Texas; on the 17th, 33 by  cyclones";in ^Kentucky" and- Kansas; on  the ISth, 44 by- a cyclone in Nebraska;  on the 21st, 10 by a cyclone in Oklahoma;  on the 22d, 5 by a cyclone in Missouri;  on the 24th. 40 by a cyclone iii Iowa; on  the 25th, SG-'by 'cyclones* ih Michigan aud  Oklahoma and 40*by a cloudburst-at Mc-  Gregorj'lowa^ and on the :20th, 12 by a  storm at Cairo and between 75 and 100  by the fall, of a bridge at Victoria, B. C.  Otherwise the record is not out of the or;  dmary. '  Jntinary.  \t '  ��������� I.    President  naraesjIVenezuel.in"^c'qmniIs-  Blon... .British ship Jeaunette Cowan wrecked oh Vancouver Island; 12 men perish.  ' 2.   Six members of Hlbbarff .family die by  fire   at  Columbus,   Ohio,! ..-.'FourVkilledt".82  hurt, by exploding llreworks.at St." Louis,,Mo.,  .'������.. .British    force    under  Dr.  Jameson  attempts    seizure  of   territory   In   Transyaal,  South Africa, and Is cut to pieces and "captured  by   Boers;   British  Government    disavows, his  invasion Earthquake  in    Persia  destroys ��������� village   of  Jaujabad-aud   kills  300-.people.       ���������,. */> ���������,,-������,<, * ',. ',>���������������������������',������������������������������������;>���������,---,--,  ?5.   Cailisle offers'^lW.'OOO,000 popular loan  Jrosse", Pointy III. vt������.BIue.- Islari'd.-.>Jlh'?-?"fire-  swept ?300;000, Are ut AtiantaT Cra";^;-?  ��������� 18.- ^.Nebraska cyclone'kills' '441f.- -ik-&~<  "Bection of tlie~State."~  Every man has his hobby. He may  not always know it himself, but somewhere in his mental make-up, there is  a corner which hides a secret which he  thinks is exclusively his own, which  would make the world wiser and better  if-he could reveal it in all its force.  But he is mostly so situated that this,  must forever remain his secret, and it  is often well for the world that it is so.  It is painful to record it, but there is  no getting away from the fact. Nearly  five hundred clergymen in this" country have been placed on a blacklist by  the railroads because th-gry-'na.ye abused  the half-rate privileges,^ttfe CQiifpani&s  ���������have been granting them., ft'is.a-satisfaction to know that they will-not"'have  ���������another opportunity tor--'-fleece--tt*%"i-tiil-  roads and bring disgraceon their sacred  oalling. -.   . ^.-i'"-  The  venerable  Col.   "Dick"  Thompson, ex-Secretary of the Navy aud Indiana's "Grand Old'Man," says that in  1S47 "he "procured" an" invitation, '.-'for'  Abraham Lincoln to the house of a celebrated social leader  in' Washington.  Col.  Thompson took his- "long-legged,  long-armed, ugly friend "to the hostess  and presented him.   Lincoln was asked  to be seated on a low hassock, and aftei  considerable difficulty  he so  disposed  his, arms and legs as to feel fairly comfortable.    Then a long'and  animated  conversation took place between  bini  and the society woman.   The day following  the  reception,   Gol.   Thompson  met the hostess and remarked to .her1  "Well, how did you like my friend Lincoln?"-   "I will tell you," she answer  ed.    "Mr.  Lincoln,  of all you  men a;  my  house last night, is the  only-oni  who will ever be President."  which begins,September 1, ending May  1; when a man leaves in May, he goes.  where ho pleases, and if he does not return inrSenteinber'the keeper* ge.ts an-  otherfman in his place for the next ^winter season.  "  '" ��������� *. . '<-  The keeper is held^responsible for "tlie"  condition^of everything connected with'  the station; lie anust drill the,men in  their duties,  divide .the  work evenly,  and see that the men are'orderly.*  No  liquor is allowed   on ' the-   premises;-j  drunkenness or-negleet of-duty."is punished by instant dismissal from the,seiv  vlce; the man who is detailed to cook  must keep the kitchen in perfect order;,  and each .has* his, share of tho .housework to perform, for no women live at.  the stations.    - ,    . ,  The crew are numbered by tlie keeper  'from one to six, and at midnight preceding-September, 1 the station goes into commission; at that hour the keeper  gives patrol equipments to ".two'of otho  surf men, and^they start out'oiithe first-  patrol, and the active,season has fairly-  begun; everything runs like clock-work  after that, and as strict a~ discipline is.  maintained as on board a man-of-war.  St. Nicholas.  of Gol and kills 800 people.,   .  ' 9. VWar fever high In Eiiffland.,-.... .Transvaal .demands ^Independence tawl indemnity  for Jameson's raid. .^".Report'of^alliance"of  Germany.'-F-rance^and Russia against.England tov sustain,"the JJo'ers/ .'���������..���������''"  ; 12. > Peter BLougaard, of"Chicagr"o, kills his  wife, five children and himself by asphyxiation.-'  i 14:,: Foraker chosen Senator from ;Ohio.  ,' 16.-.( Chicago* gets Chicago National Democratic Convention.  J 21 .-j--?Five firemen kllJed,.by .falling., walls?  nt St. Louis; three peopleii?"kIHe'd'%y gas ex-,  plosion at New Ilaven, Conn.; two at Red-  key.v'Ind Death of Gen.  Tom Kwing at  New^'York Red   Cross   delegation- starts  for "Turkey,  26.;- Cuban .filibustering, steamer 'Hawkins.  Hinks;'-53 ,lost.     .   ' ���������.;.���������        ���������'        '   ' '  ..,30. " Five' killed.^ 20, hurt.' by ..exploding  boiler at Ilollidaysburg, Pa.���������, . ���������.*-*,���������'  T 31. .sSalisbury cbn'cedesy'jiistice of. Monroe  doctrine and declares? England's Inability, to  suppress Armenian, outrages... .Murder of  Pearl' Bryan at Fort Thomas. Ky.  - 2. ~ February.    -v  * 1."^Senate passes silver,bond-bill: * ������-$;-��������� -v  * 2.' $2,000,000 iy,e.l.ros^.'in-,PhUadelphia;'..Uj  Tremendous'snow'sto^ni In Northwest.  , 5.   Richard Klatke ki^ls his father, mother,  wife, three children and himself at .Chicago^  despondent?'.. TlfoifclV bids ' aggregate  $508,-  000,000, at a j, figure exceed ingrllO. *-v ** <-���������- ,.  TG. "Three killed   ------  at .Whiting,   Ind.  land. Wis.,  loses half a million by fire....'  Continued excessive heat.  11. Eleven killed by explosion. oiLboIler of  rafting steamer Ilarfy Brown,Jat'IVIcksburg,  Miss. -,-     ' '������-".'. '"'V-    '  14. Bold bank robbery aHJuffalo, N. Y:...  Big windstorm at'Chicago: ..-..Methodists retire .Bishops F.oster'and  Bowman. .VA ���������/,,  ,15.- .Eijj'ity^kiiled'by cyclbneVat Sherman,  .TeS-as.'-        ' ,"       ---,' . " U-JJ' ]     3,$j& .  -17. > Great los=; of-life and property^by "cyclones* hi Kansas. iT.i.J'Vve" sailors' dr.own off''  SW  1% ^.Nebraska cj;cluui.-'u.iiia -*������������������������������������������������������������    *-^s>.-  , ;2l/-i)klahoma'-cycIone"kilJs teo^'^t''  '22. -"Missoiiri cyclone kills fliye.-".-'-'  24.    Four of Otto Maim's family   die   by  gjvs'oliae ljro. at .Chicago... .Cyclone In  Polk  uiid.*.Jasper.-Counties;-J.own,  kills a score of  jj.aop'le and  does..tremendous,.damage;. Chi-|  ,cagp-aaid suburbs also sulfer.      -   " 23! Over 300 killed by cyclone in MIchlgani  . ;k;Forty-die* at McGregor, Iowa, In-a cloud-'  biir'st, " "*��������� *  . 2ii,.*.Qne hundred killed.Iii street-car^disas-.  -ter at Victoria,-B.-C- .-.-.James Dunham mur- -  ders six people at San Jose, Cali-...Czar of-  Russia  crowned. ...Cairo,   111., 'storm   kills  twelve.-������       -   ��������� ���������*   '���������"'       '     ���������    " *������s>&--'.lv-'������������������������������������  27.   St.   Louis,  East  St.  Louis and several  Missouri towns swept by one of the most de- .  structive   cyclones   in   the   world's   history;  1,000 reported?<lead.  *   30.    Two*thousand  Russians killed   In    a  panic at iloscow Eighteen people-die in  a.cyclone at Seneca,' Mo. ,'      -  c  June.  5.   Excessive heat In  Northwest.  13.   Death of ex-Gov. Felch of Michigan,   -f  ' 10.   Earthquake in.Japan kills thousand*  ....Republican convention in St., Louis....'  Steamer  Drummond nnd'i240  lives*- lost. off  France. , ' \.  IS Ten thousand lives lost by^earthquako  and tidal wave'in Japan. .v.McKinley nom-  inated'At St.* L'ouls.'.. .Silver-men .bolt th&  convention Ten killed by explodlug yacht  bolleriit Little Falls. N. Y.  '-22.    FJve killed.by collapsing bull-aing at  San  Francisco Death-of  B.   II.   Brlstow,  ex-Secretary of the Treasury,--flt New York.'  28.   One hundred  miners burled at Pitts-  ton,   Pa Six   drown   In   Shawano   Lake.,  Wis.- ���������'    ������    .  1  ',".  The work of the mailing-, division of  ���������the Baltimore postom^e during-Jsovem-  ���������ber came very near bdil*>"'.a-bsoIiitely  perfect,   the percentage-being "99.998.  This record is tb*������'highest ever'att-ai-ncKl  ���������by the postoffice there,-andiitysi-'sai.d to  be better than that of any.other;offipe  in the country.    Postm.astQr. -.Waj-ficld  Bays: "We could have no better evidence  of the success of the merit system^now'  in use in this office than tlils record."-''  .*. -.���������������������������.' : .   ���������-. t^'-i ...  Ascens*ion Island, in the'South .Atl.-iii-  tlc, is having troublous tihies. "'iit-s"g'ov"-  ernment is  that of a British  man-of-  war, but officers' wives are allowed to  live on it.   There are ten of thorn: they ,  havo quarreled about, precedeuce.f.and.,  now refuse to speak to each other.   The  captain of the last war Vessel that st'bp-t  ped.  there   with     supplies,     incl'ucim'gp'  dresses, tried to make them adbp-f the-  rule of seniority of age,  but it didn't  work.  There is nothing new in the repor  that Russia has tried, without success  to   obtain   Obok   from   France.  - Tha.  was known a year or two ago.    Nor It  there anything improbable in the repor,  that  Russia  has" obtained  from. Kim  Menelek a bit of Red Sea coast somewhere between Obok arid*' Alassowah  Russia has long wanted a station there  and Menelek is ready,to.do ariyrhiug ii  his  power. to - oblige,.-her.     italyy..   ol  'course, is.jii no^positip'rf. to object-   1 :���������  will be all she cab-do "to ffike''t'a'r'eol  Erythrea proger, without trying-to Vo  ���������.tain  the coasts of Demhoita and An,-  ;;kaja.    By far the best station on thai  .coast.is Assab, bposi.te 'Mocha, and i|  may be tliat'-iS-what Russia has secured.'  ���������'If so, ���������������������������Sv-e,hiay presently-.see-.uiB  'A:b5-'"ssir.ia.' made a;pro.yinc.e.-of the Grea*  White G/.ur... ,���������        ......   .....    ���������     .'    ������������������'  A process of hardening steel by.means  nf an electric current traversing the red-  hot metal has been invented in France.  Experiments made with tools thus  hardened are said to have given surprising results. A. sharpened table-knife  cut a one-eighth-inch iron wire as if it  had been a string. Iron bars were  easily cut with a circular, saw. Drills  pierced cast-steel .plates-with twice the  speed and ease of ordinary drills; and  in all the experiments the tools showed  no injury.  In the course of a lecture'on English  style in Baltimore the other day Joseph  Jacobs,  the English critic, said:  "The  Tlie' announcement thatr'the railroads  throughout the country 'will' eonti'uuu  *dliving next year-to grant half rates to  clergy men ha's"been received with" unfeigned satisfaction by a majority of  the members of the cloth. But-not by  all. A prominent and respected preacher, commenting upon the matter,, said  to the' Philadelphia ..Record: "I had  hoped that the railroads, were finally  about to -.wipe out the semi-deadhead  privilege extended to the clergy. It is  a relic of the times when preaching  meant poverty, and under the changed  conditions it is not only unfair to the  railways and the general traveling public, but it. is destructive of the self-respect of its beneficiaries. The railroads  have been chafing under the clerical I  half-fare system for a long time, and J  for several years some of them have  been trying to do away with it. Times  have changed s'mce the church was  poor and preachers underpaid, and *fche  railroad people are quite sensible of the .,  fact.'"  ������������������^tt  .     y -  ^-Sustained, fhe Jury's Rights.     .  Judge Pronde'rgast, before'his elevation to the .bench, was defending an aggravated case of assault before Judge  Hors." Ho- desired to introduce some  evidence favorable to. his case, but It  was incompetent, being hearsay testi--  mony. ��������� He made numerous attempts to"  bring out .the evidence.    It. met  with  strong objection as often    from    the'  State's Attorney.   The question-was argued* at length, and* the'eourt sustained  the prosecution, ruling the evidence incompetent.   Thereupon Judge Prender-,  gast swung'around   to  the  jury   and  said: " ���������-������������������';,  -"���������Well, gentlemen of-.the jury, shall  this evidence go .in or not V",  s '.'Yes," the jury burst out. %  '"'ihe judge and State's Attorney lost  "the'ir breath' by the shock -incident to  such a remarkable and unheard-of-proceeding. Recovering his breath, Judge  Hors, who was. a novice on the bench  then, 'a'sked:;       "'*-'*'  "_  "Where is'your warrant for such ac*'  ti'on as youdiave committed V***-  "Y.our honor, this is your first criinl-.  nal case," r^p.iied Judge Prendergast,  seriously,   "and  you  are  not  familiar  ���������with the Criminal practice: ���������'T^he faw;iof:  this State says the jury shall^be  the,  judges of-the law or fact in such cases.  Ydu halve,overruled this right'Qf_',the-.  jury and tlie jury has  reversed  your  ruling.    I" \yill  no  longer  defend   the  case." / . ',:: ..-..'-'���������  .The. proeejedings caused a sensation.  -:However( Judge PrendergaSt.remained  in the case under protest. The jury was"  indig'n'an't^tq.'think their lawful.right to"  dec'ide all questions had begn. impaired.'  The defeiida'nt'Hvas discharged, the jury  not even leaving*;.their seats.���������Oldcaga  Times-Herald. ...  '      .... ���������*��������� ...  ; Of Nto ���������Tft?g;������trf: Hifh^ r-*  . Agness^tri(3i*Rii*d:':'ori'ce>--" -ftrg^tr 'Ml*.'  Donne to]..introduce, her to George Borrow, the author #f**iThe Romany-Rye."-  Borrow, who was in tlie room at the  time, offered some, objection-, Jb.ut-.,w.a3r,  at length prevailed, upon- to,r.accopi.  the introductions The authoress commenced tne"cbhversa!'tion'by an enthusiastic eulpgy- of -his-..;works, and. con-  cluded-.-.by asking permission to send  him a copy of her' "Queens of "Eli-  gland." ' "For God's sake, don't, madam," exclaimed Borrow; "I should not  know what to-do with--them."  ��������� > -   -  "How is it that y.ou are always in  debt? You should be ashamed of  yourself."; "Come, now; don't be too  hard on a fellow. Yp.u would, perhaps be,.Jn. debt, too,, "ff y.ou were in  my; plac'e/' "Wb'at place f' '/'A'bfe'to  get credit,"���������Odds' and Ends: "'.'''"  *   -   '��������� -*������ -���������>', T+. *.   A**^/*   -    ���������      #" ������������������'   *        ���������������.'..'  in Poltsh-Huugarian .riot  ..Terrific storm- sweeps  Atlantic coast; Morristown, N. J.-.l-nundated.-'  by bursting dam; Bound "Brook wl-p'ed out'by  flood-, aud tire: many Tlives lost, immense  property'- destroyed. .. .Bridge near BrisLol,  Conn., .swept away^ .drowning eleveu workmen. ' '        ���������'"*���������'",.'���������        ' - ��������� V  7. .Death of W. H. English at Indianapolis.!  ��������� 9.- -Ten   sailors, drown   off    Newburyport,  Mass.'  --���������"i^-Grant ALLt:i-bui"y lynched at"SulUva-Q,  111.     i ���������'.'**   '-*J '       .. '       '���������-.,--���������"*  * 17.   Twenty die in' a factory fire at Troy,  N.  Y ���������  ,'.,.   ..      .     .,���������,   . .      .,,.,....  18. Slxt/ miners killed at Newcastle,  Colo. .. .Rain of mud   in Chicago.  10    Bill Nye stricken by paralysis... .Mercury below zero all  day at Chicago; three  die of exposure... .Clothiug cutters at Chicago  strike... .Dynamite ,at..Johannesburg,-  South Africa."kills -scores; Are at a 'inns&ed"  ball in Lisbon.-r-'Eortugal,-kills fifty'attend-*  ants. _;.     ->'r '.,  -���������"���������   < '    ,'      ;���������'        , _-*-=���������"  '' 21.   Fitzsiinmons wHipS Maher in-lr'minutei,  35 second's. .* ."Commander and Mrs1.",Balling-'  t'onfioocli removed fro'm command of Salvation Army in  America.  22. Death  of  "Bill"  Nye.  23. Ballington Booth revolts against his  retirement :n Salvation-Army... .Seven people die in a Baltimore fire. "        >*" ������������������  ", 29.'   *|1,000,000 fire In Halifax..-. .'Riots, ih  Barcelona,   Spain,   upon  receipt of "news  of  action'of Congress; t American iconsulate attacked. -  x March.   r^ ^  1.   Great floods In New England.' -*���������      ..-'"  -, 3.   Rome in a rage because of slaughter of  3,000 Italian soldiers iu battle In Abyssinia.  4. Renewed .anti-American demonstration  in^ Madrid. .-.-.-All -Italy -in -an   uproar* over  Abyssinian defeat #200,000 fire at<:*������hns-  town, Pn'.;~   > - - * .        :       ��������� .';    ���������*- '"    '  , 14.   Alberft-Wallace hanged afPekin, 111.  ��������� 18.*" Five  killed   by   powder  explosion   at  Riptoh, N. Y. ���������    '       -/ -    \ .   "   ,   ^  .. 23. Thirteen miners killed at Dubois, Pa.,  by texplosjon;;.. .'Death,, of .Thomas Hughes,  author,'. at" London... .Riot at' Holland,  Mich.;*.o,v:r" horse,whippJng of a sensational  ��������� aewsp-ip'er correspondent.  ���������28." ?400,00������"-nre--at Louisville, Ky Illinois 'Supreme. Court  confirms imprisonment  ������������������.senteh������4'.bff: Bankers'Meadowcrofr."-      '.*-���������-'  "'-" &9.".'0nkhWnVm.tt'n   kills  Alvin   M.   Stone  arid wife, :and ;wouhds three daughterW'iiear  Akr&nv-O'lfio; cause unknown... .Four, die by  fire in^New 'York-V* "'/   .;'���������.:������������������     *r. ."-���������������������������  ?,;���������''>> ''*'.-:'   i."--'- '. ,��������� April. ,    ; ���������'���������  ��������� L^T'en die-by fire in a Brooklyn, tenement  -.-...Trains on B.' &*0. and Frisco roads* h"eW  up... .Cubans capture Santa Clara. c  M'B'i: We"ddtajr-:df- Gen. Harrl'sdn and .Mrs.  ���������DfthmickV ':,.'��������� .;. " , , . .* :V. ���������:"'���������' --���������'--  10. S. B. Mincheil kills W. B. O. Sands,  his'1 own .wife and three children, and':liim-i  self at Peutwater, Mich.       .    .       ���������,.���������.... , ..  ��������� -.13:- ��������� Six killed  by  falling trestlfr at' Bfed-  ���������ford/'Ind...;. .Pi-epident  Clevc\|aud^appoints -.  Fltzhugh   Lee-Consul   General"to  Cuba....  -iG-reaK-r New York bill vetoed;-.. .Democrats  observe Jefferson Day. , - *  ,- 14., J. W Lehman, of, Chlcago-t:*kllls- -liim'*t  Wf-'arid-���������throe" children. ...,$1,000,000 .flre-ut  Nfw Yorlf.. .-.?250,000 fire-at Fiiirbu'ry,- Til.-'  v -IS! .First "fattLl sunstroke of the year at  "PliilawelrpliKt.<1 .-..���������Phenomenal hot - wave.pre-  ���������.vails.u.,.v.- <.",:.���������.��������� :; ...'..; ;-..���������������. .- ���������-, ..-..-:..- ..~v. ���������-.  ? 167, Babe-oall;. season opens. ..-.'Tempera-  ���������;-Cuie,.iH������dcho������.- SS.-'deg'f-Mfs-atCti-icagc-, trreaking-  ��������� all records for April.  ������������������'; nT'' 'Nrn-e^iKiloirs drown off Long sland. ���������".'���������-"'  21    Baroa-.Hir.3ch, milU.onaire Jewish.phil-,  a^thropi'sL'  di������-������j. a'f'Kdmorn,   Germany...'.  VLe6'ii'.-Saj,   distinguished   French   political  .ecpnomist, dies at Paris.. . .,  .ia At Rwckvine', lud., Albert Egbert kills  .five peopi-*-' without cause,, and commits suicide; his sick sister dies from shock....  81,000,000    incendiary   'fire  loss  at   Cripple  ���������Creek,  Colo Ten killed and twenty hurt  , In. Kansas, and* three killed In Virginia,  by  'cyclones.   '���������'���������* ��������� ' ��������� ��������� -  27. Fatal storms in South Dakota Boers  pass sentence of death upon leaders of the  Transvaal insurrection; President Krueger  commutes sentence.  29. Second fire at Cripple Creek, Colo.,  does $1,500,000 damage and wipes out the  town.  -. May,  3. Fearful loss of life by explosion of a  gas .generator- at Cincinnati; nearly fifty  hurt  5. St/-���������*t car strike in Milwaukee.  6. Cleveland's sweeping ���������civil service order  'pivt)tects''30,*000 office-holders.  ���������   8. ..Many points record temperature of- 90  degrees." ��������� >���������-,-  9.   L'Anse^ Mich., lias .$750,Q00 fire.'.. .Agh:  July. , -  1., Death of Harriet Beecher Stowe.  ���������   7.. DenrQcratic! convention at ^Chicago. ..-.i; ;  ,.y,altf"boateirat Henley.  10. Chicago convention nominates   Bryan. ' -  11. Twenty-eight killed In wreck at Logan, Iowa. .. .$1,750 hold-up at noon in Chicago $300,000 lire at Nashville, Tenn.   .,,    ���������  '12. Five" killed'in week at'ChicagoTi^Four^**'  .drowned at Lawrence,  Kan.,      ^    /    4-     L  - 13.������ Half ���������million flre^Jo3S.at1.St.'l���������Louls.y.. ���������  Intense heat at Chicago. - " '"      "    '"     *  14. Hot wave sweeps' the country; 94 de- ,;'  grees at Chicago.  15. , Temperature drops 36 degrees at Chi-, ->;  cago"'..^'Twenty-eight drowned ati.Cleveland,  Ohio.  IV!i ������ -i-vr 4,--   j^v    ^s iri, '*.*$&&  *V18.  Three II ves-and;half a "million cln**prop-  ertyulost' by  flreiat.Clilcario icar-SJ>arns.r...  Malvern; Ark., razed by Incendiary fire.  24. Twenty-six drowned by cloudburst In >.'"  Colorado Serious     floods     In   Ohio   and  ;;  Pennsylvania. \ .. ��������� .',-';.  25.wPopulI*4������3-'at St.'Louis nominate Bryan';,--.  and  Watson.' , * 1\' ;  -.^27:" Eleven die In a  Pennsylvania cloud-  v,v  burst, near Pittsburg.- ^ i1' ,,"  25. Indiana gas beltsweptby floods; three y>  killed at Andersoiu.-' -  -';  30.' Fifty killed In railroad wreck at Jcr- ,-;.  sey City, N. J.      - -_,.  ' J.   ���������     . '     -    -> August.  ^4.">-FaIlure of  Moore Bros^,'..Chicago', DIa- IffT.  mond Match brokers.- for $4;000,000.-���������.���������'. .Phe-/c:������  nomenal heat in Western, Central and Mid-   V������  dlo'Northern. States.\> . .        ,\\'  5,'G, ������.7. Continuance of killing heat.... _, ..  Conference of National -Democratic party at --.-���������  Indianapolis'.  "���������*'������-," - <.->*\  9. Furious heat Increases; 72 deaths from -$J������  sunstj-oko.I'n'Now York and Brooklyn; 19 at1 ,-rs  Chicago^ similar reports from all,quarters.'.... v..  .Seven, killed  by  trolley accident at  Coium-I _. ."'  biii. Pa. - ������������������ --5-"1-  10. One hundred and eighty people die of'- ^  heat im-,Now York'and Brooklyn; 00 at Chi- r t  cago; 12 at St. Louis. / "*\  12.   Cool wave. .. .Thirty die in a Pennsyl-A     |  vaula   cloudburst Seven, killed  by   boiler ���������**- v  explosion near Alliance, Ohlo._   _    _. _    _.  .   1G.   -Undertakers.a'nd cemeteries^ih    New ~.  York dveivwhelmed"with business; hu'ndreds-  of funerals postponed; heat the cause.  18... 'Death of - Nicholas Crouch,..author of-  "Kathleen Mavourncen."  25. Whitney-Vanderbilt wedding Ontonagon, Mich., destroyed by lire... .National Democratic State Convention of Illlnois-  uomiuates John C. Black for Governor.  tj Sei>teniber.   '"���������   'l'c  ���������' 1. Twelve killed by powder-house'explosion  at San Francisco,  "i     v. , /^       "'"v-:  r 3.   Gold Democrats at* Indianapolis nominate Palmer'and  B'uckner. .*?���������,.Slight;frost in-  Northwest.  G. Eleven firemen killed at Benton Harbor-; Mich... :*Two men lynched at Glencoe,  Mfnn. ,.  8. Six of a coaching party killed, near  Warsa\y, Ind... .Family, of four killed at  crossing at Oshkosh,  Wis..,    '    '   .'  ~-  19. Tremendous storm 'in, tho ^East....  British ".troops. capture-'Dougola ..aad r.out  dervishes in Egypt... .'Riot in LeadvIIle;  four  killed.  .*  23.  "Leadville under martial law.  * 27.   Mount Holyoke:Coilege burns at South-  Had ley,   Mass.  29. Many -"Southern cities wrecked by-  storm; great life and .-property loss in-Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania.  .  ' t.' ,c October.  1, 8.,  Ipwa seinl-ceutenuial Jubilee.  ., 8.    Dcathv of Du  Maurler,  the novelist.  9. Chicago Day celebration.  10. Two bank robbers killed at Sher-  bourne,  Minn.   -        ���������-   .   .,  14." Meeker, Col.,* citizens kill three bank  robbers, aud hold a celebration over it.  13.    Flight of  W.  T.  Rambusch,  from Juneau,  Wis.,   after embezzling over $200,000**  during long-term of years. '"���������-   ...   ...  ���������  10.   First snow  in Northern Wisconsin.  .17. First snow in Chicago... .$150,000 flre-  at Holland, Mich.    '       ' -*- "'"'7':'v",'���������'���������'��������� ���������'-���������--::���������,  .18. .; Death of Henry E.  Abbey, theatrical'-  manager",  at'New-York.-.- ?���������  25. Eight, killed, 20 hurt. In'wreck at St.  Louisl.. ;Slx. drown 'while- -boating at Denver. .     . '"':'.'���������'������������������  "���������2G.v';W200.000������elevator. fice at -.GhlcasQ."'; ' ���������"'*��������� ���������]  2S, 29.   Mercury at Chicago reaches 78 de-  gre'es;...tiycioOT>H , .In -ihe"South  and  Okla-   ������������������'-������������������  ;homa.-'        >  ���������:.���������-  /'��������� November.        ���������������������������-������������������������������������  !���������'"3.",. McKInley elected. President.  5. 'Storm'of "sleet and show'iii Northwest  ;and 'Middle \Srates.   ......   ;.' ,'-   .  ���������7.    Schooner Waukesha  and six, men   lost  off -Muakego-n, Mich. ���������      '���������-"���������  16.   Mercury registered 70 degrees at Chi-..,     .-  -eag6';v'     '-..'������������������'������������������     '   '-'  "' "  :     -   '���������������������������'.   :":';'��������� -  23.-   Death:. of. GampaninI,   tho   tenor,*, .at*  ���������Phrma-.'Itiily.i-'.:. Mabley '& Co:, Detroit," fail.  2&:r'*W01'st-N.'wember.,'bliz'/;ard ever known  in Northwest'; road's blocked and-much stock      '?'  killed1. ...f Apparently    authentic.- report    of      . ':  We-ylerVs  rout   in   Cuba,   with 'loss  of-3,000-  'nten'.,-r ������������������ '���������*'- --";c   ",-���������,.      "��������� - ���������'   -:���������;������������������"������������������   ���������������������������'���������'-'������������������  '"-��������� ;      ^.. .-. ��������� a-i ..December. --."  *2i 3,' 4.^ Alarming ice gorge In: Chippewa  Valley, Wisconsin. ... .������������������..���������*.,..        ���������'���������..-;  -6. Strong indications that Cuban insur-,  gents' wiH be-successful ;'AVeyler fails in his  campaign in Plnar del Rio. ...Five killed in:  collision at Waelder, Tex-as."  .7..  of Maceo;  9.Loss of. North German Lloyd: steamer  Sailer with*!275 people, off Spain.     ''  ''11.    Collapsed   building   at .-Jjeresj,-. .Spain,  kills 100. ...Mine  disaster  at Hedges,   Cal.,1  kills eight.   . ���������;-.-. ,  16. Trentendous snowstorm at New: York.  City, accompanied by extreme cold;" three-  people perish... .Chicago has mild temperature ; no snow, and sunny skies..;: Wide-.1  spread agitation'-teoking toward aid of Cuban insurgents. - ,  17. ��������� England- shaken by. an earthquake...:.  $500,000 fire at Pittsburg. ... .Death of Herrmann,  the magician.  21. National Bank of Illinois at Chicago,  closes.  22. Three banks dragged down by Illinois/  National... .Two St. Paul banks fail... .Cashi  wheat at Chicago reaches 89y2" after three;  months of almost uninterrupted advance,'  and market continues strong.  .--4---  ���������  1  Congress In session.... .Reported death  Laced,' th'e Cubanlneurgent' general.  /:������������������  -������'������������������  CI  V /v     *"*   *  I i"W  * \J  ���������*���������������'  '������  -.*   -  OOOOGOCOGOOOOeOOGGOOOOOOOOGO^  A *��������� SINGULAR^ GUEST. ������  -.,���������������������������      '���������*' ��������� . 8  0<*X)CMX)OOCOOCOOOOOCH^^  Captain Norman," remarked tho gondolier. ^"1 don't know that I've ever seen  anything so daringly real, before."  HENRY APPS of Hexton completed the fixing of the wires on  the lawn of Hasleigh court. He  looked up at the dim light in the dressing room and chuckled softly as he bent  the last yard ,ofr wire.  "A trip in 'time," said , Mr. Apps,  "saves nine." ".  He threw the rope ladder-* gently In  the air, and'at the first effort caught  the projecting nail.  . " 'Once on board the lugger,' '^quoted Mr. Apps, facetiously, as he mounted  the rope ladder, '"and the; gurl is  mine.' "  He opened the wiudow very gently  ' and soon'stood inside thedressiug room.  Near the table in the corner of the room  was an iron safe.    '       ��������� '  "Well, I'm jiggered!" exclaimed Mr.  . Apps.    lie loosened the flaps of bis fur  '  cap and wiped his brow, with the back  of his hand.   ."Well, .I'm. jiggeredl.Q.If  they 'aven'tbeen and left the-key in it  for me."     " ��������� ,,  '-.   ','1 might 'ave slved ^myself a lot of  , trouble ifJM a-kuowed."    -  Mr. Apps swung open the heavy door  of the safe and .listened to'the music  ��������� "downstairs.    Young "Lady  Staplehurst  was  giving  (as  Mr.   Apps   very   well  knew) a-dance, a fancy dress dance,  on her return from the continent, after  ' her term of widowhood.'     _    -  <  ' "I'll just see, first of'ail," he said, "that  the coast is clear, and then���������then for a  bagful." ,    . .       ~  .    Henry Apps stepped    out    into the  .  broad passage.    He" slouched with his  ���������' jimmy sticking out of his capacious side  pocket a few steps toward the stairs.  Suddenly a girlish figure turned tbe-cbr-.  -, ner- * ' /  "Bless m**7 'art!" cried Mr. Apps." ,  -     "Why,   how  do- you  do?"   said "the  young lady, stepping forward.  ,\She gave a soft laugh'that was very'  '.pleasant'.   "Do you Tsnow, that I recog-  '" "nized you"at once in spite of the cost  ��������� turne?",':   '  She held -the hand of Mr5 Apps for a  -moment,   causing   that   gentleman   to  gasp for breath, and called one of the  maids. / ,"      , ��������� ,   .   \  <   "Just bring me a pencil and a card," ���������  she said.    "I must arrange for a carriage to take Captain Norman back to  his hotel in the. morning^ I wasn't sure  that he would come."    -  "I can walk," remarked Mr. Apps,  with restored self-possession.  "I won't hear of It. When shall we  say, now?"  "Say in an hour's time," said Mr.  Apps. "I can go upstairs again alone,  change my togs and do all I want to."  "And can't you stay longer?"  She gave the card to the maid and ordered it to be dispatched at once.  "I've got a busy night before me,"  urged Mr. Apps, excusingly.  He thought of his dog waiting on the  lawn, and feared it might give an inopportune bark. Besides; the safe was  ���������still open and the diamonds were waiting for him. He had noticed with satisfaction that Lady Staplehurst was  wearing none.  "You were always an active man, captain."  ��������� "Always a-doing something," agreed  Mr. Apps. "If It isn't one thing it's another."   -  He shook his head reflectively. "L  often wonder I don't write a book about  It all."  "I don't believe you will know anybody here, Captain Norman," she said,  as they! .walked, downstairs, "but I  . couldn't help sending you a card, seeing  bow friendly we were on the Peehawur.  Do you remember those-.evenings on  deck in the Red SeaV"  She was really a very'fine young woman- and In her costume she looked extremely well.  "Do I not?" said Mr. Apps, with much  fervor.   "Shall I ever forget 'em?"  "And then the journey from Brindisl,  you know; and the funny little-German  ���������you remember him?"  "He  was a knockout,, that German  was." , ': ...-��������� .-' ���������  /  "And the girl who played the banjo,  .and " -.' ''" ;;':' '���������'   ���������':'  "It was   great,"    agreed Mr. Apps,  .."great." ���������*-.!. '  The large ballroom was very full." A  small covey of brightly dressed young  people flew toward the'young hostess  to complain of her temporary absence  from -the room, and a broad-shouldered  gondolier shook hands with her and  took up her card with something of an  air of proprietorship.  "I thought I had left the key in the������������������  excuse me." The young hostess, took,  back her card from the gondolier.' "I  am engaged to Captain Norman.;-. You  don't know him?   Allow me."  "Pleased to meet you," said Henry  ���������Apps.   "'Ow's the world using .you?"  "That's an original costume of yours,  "Well,  wot of    it?"    demanded Mr.  'Apps    with    sudden     aggressiveness.  "Wot's the odds to you wot 1 like to  wear? .You'needn't think you are "  "Captain Norman." interrupted the  .young hostess laughingly, "you mustn't,  overdo.the part. Look here. I've put  your name down for this waltz, but if  you like we'll sit It oiit��������� that is, if you  promise to keep up that diverting east  end talk. I like it. Do you think we  can manage to.do so?"  "Ra-ther," said Mr.'Apps.  "And it is a capital make-up, Captain  Norman," she went on. ��������� "Do you know,  that at first, just for one moment,_ I  thought you were a real,burglar?" r  r- "Fancy that, now," said Mr. Apps. He  was relieved at seeing an obvious "way  out of his- difficulty. "There's'nothing  like doing the thing in proper, stritefor-  ward w'y." ",,        *    ''.,  "And,", said Lady Staplehurst, with  her fan on her arm " as she' walked  across the room, "you have got the east  end accent capitally.", i ,  - "'Tain't so dusty^.is It?'.'  She beckoned to the gondolier.  "Captain Norinaii-'and I are great  friends," she said,  in, an explanatory  way. "He has not been,long home  from abroad, and he knows scarcely  anyone." ,  \ ,"Not a blessed soul," echoed Mr." Apps.  "You must let me show you around a  bit, Captain Norman," said the' gondolier, with determined gentility. "Can  you come around to my club one night  this-week?" - -  ."Whaffor?" demanded Mr. Apps suspiciously.'  ��������� ,  u  '   "Why, to dine.    Say," Thursday."  "''Evens knows wli'ere.I shall be .on  Thursday," said Mr/Apps.   "I don't." .  "You .must consider me at'your-disposal if^you require any introductions.  I know a lot of good people, and to any  friend of Lady Staplehurst������������������"  - "Oh; come off the', roof," said Mr.  Apps, with much, discontent. "Wat's  the "use of torking.V ���������  "Isn't it capital?" asked Lady Staplehurst of , the gondolier delightfully.  "How much more interesting it would  be if everyone would only talk to me  in their character."  Lady Staplehurst arose "with something of haste in her manner and spoke  to Henry VIII.  "What regiment do you belong to,  Captain Norman?" asked the gondolier.  "Find out,"' said- Mr. Apps.  4 "Am I too curious? I know very little of the army, I am afraid." The  gondolier was resolved to be agreeable  to Lady Staplehurst's friend. "I always  dodge the army nights in the house. I  suppose you know several of the service members?" ^  "I know as many of them as I want  to know," said Mr. Apps, evasively. "A  man in my position In life 'as to be a bit  careful who he mixes up with."  TIfe hostess returned from Henry  VIII.  "I can make nothing out of this man,"  whispered the gondolier to her, as he  arose.   "I think he's silly."  "If you knew his qualities you  wouldn't speak of him like that." She  resumed her seat by the side of Henry  Apps.  . "Well, blow me!" said Lady Staplehurst, screwing her pretty mouth In  her effort to imitate- the cockney's accent; "blow me if-this ain't a fair take,  I mean tike dahn," she laughed. "It's  of no use, Captain Norman, I can't  talk as.you can."  "It's a gift," said Mr. Apps, "that's  what it is."  ���������'.You don't want to be introduced to  anybody here, I suppose?"  "Not me."  'tYou have heard������������������"  She pointed in the direction of the  gondolier. :...-��������� ..'-  "All I want to.'.' ...    . -, ������������������,���������;,',;  .-. "He's really making a big name in the  house, you know. I watch/ his career  with great interest." ....,������������������  "Thinks a jolly lot of hisself." ,'.,..._ ' _  . "Oh, I think a lot of. him, too," re-,  inarked Lady Staplehurst pleasantly.  "And is that a jimmy sticking out of  your jacket pocket? This is indeed  realism. You don't know how it works,  I suppose?"  "Well, I've got a kind of hidea," said  ���������Mr. Apps. "Lookee 'ere. You put this  in.and-���������"'���������  . Mr. Apps found himself getting quite  excited in the explanation that he gave.  It was a new sensation to meet one who  showed an intelligent Interest in his  profession, and he could not help feel-,  ing flattered. Looking up; he saw the  gondolier gazing at him.  '* " 'E don't look 'appy, that chap," said.  Mr. Apps.  /,  "Will you excuse me1 for one moment?" , *  "Wot are you up to, miss?" Se satd  apprehensively. <-  "I want to speak to him."  "Oh" (with relief). "I don't mind  that."  While Lady Staplehurst was making  the gondolier resume his ordinary expression Mr. Apps thought and'thonght.  The couples promenading after the  waltz looked curiously at him.  "It's the rummiest show you was ever  in', 'Enry," said Mr. Apps; "you're 'av-  iug 'em on toast, .you are; but you'll be  gled to get -upstairs agen. You want  .tliem diamonds, that's wot you want.  Time means money to you, 'Enry."  Lady Staplehurst hurried toward the  doorway. A murmur of amusement  went through the room as the guests  saw a new arrival in the costume of a  police constable, accompanied by a man  in plain clothes. Mr. Apps, thinking  over his exploit, gazing abstractedly, at  his boots, regretting their want of polish, did not see, them until the plain  clothes man tapped him" on-the snoul-  der.  "What, Apps again?" exclaimed the  man. *       '   ',''  "YusJ' said the burglar, discontentedly. "Yus. it's Apps again, Mr. Walker.  And vurry glad you are to see him, I've  no daght."       -   ,  "Always a pleasure-to meet a gentleman like'you," said Mr. Walker, cheerfully, as he conducted him toward the  doorways "I've wanted to run "up  against lyou before."    U  Much commotion in rhe ballroom at  the diverting, little scene. - General  agreement that'Lady Staplehurst was  a perfect genius at entertaining.--^!       ,  "But, loveliest girl," said the gondo-  lier confidently to Lady Staplehurst,  "isn't this.���������carrylhg,"a joke rather too"  far? That's a real detective."  ' "I������know," said the loveliest girl, trembling now a little: * "That's a real burglar, too."       < -  ',  "A real "  "Yes, yes. Don't make a fuss. I don't  want the dance spoiled. Take me down  to supper, like a good fellow."���������London  Tit-Bits.   .-.'..."  PATRIOTISM AND   THE FLAG.  What Franklin  Accomplished.  Lord Jeffrey wrote of the American  inventor - and philosopher, "He never  lost sight of-common sense." Philip G.  Hubert," Jr., in a sketch of Franklin .in  his-1 recent ,book,��������� "Inventors," says:  "Nothing in nature failed to. interest  him," and a catalogue of his achieve-'  ments, showing :his activity and resource, is conclusive proof of the-ti'utii  of both'statements: ' . c< ^ ,, - "  . Franklin inspired and established the  Junto, the pleasantest and' most useful  American club-of which we have  konwledge.  ���������"-  .He founded the'Philadelphia library/  parent of a thousand libraries, which  marked the beginning of an intellectual  movement of endless good to the whole  country.~  He first turned to great account the  engine of advertising, indispensable in  all modern business.  He published "Poor Richard," a record of homely wisdom, in such shape  that hundreds of thousands of readers  were made better and stronger by it. :  He created the postoffice system of  America, and was rie first champion  of a reformed spelling.  He invented the Franklin stove,  which-economized fuel, and he suggested valuable improvements in ventilation and the building of chimneys.  He robbed thunder of its terrors, and  lightning of some of its power to destroy.  He founded the American Philosophical Society, the 'first organization in  America of the friends of science.  He suggested the use of- mineral  manures, introduced the basket willow,  promoted the early culture of silk, and  pointed out the advantages of white  clothing in summer.  He measured the temperature of the  Gulf Stream, and discovered that  northeast storms, may begin in the  southwest. ..������������������'.*������������������    '      ���������<������������������  He pointed out the. advantage of  building ships in water-tight compartments, taking the hint from the. Chinese, and first urged the use of oilas a  means of quieting dangerous seas.   ���������  Besides these great achievements,  accomplished largely as recreation  from his life-work as economist and  statesman, Benjamin Franklin helped  the "whole race of inventors by a remark that* has been of incalculable  value and comfort to theorists and  .dreamers the world over. When some  one spoke contemptuously of Mont-  . golfier's balloon experiments, and ask--  ed Of what use they were, the great  American replied in words now historic, v. "Of what use is a new-born  babe?"  Ink Stains.  It is said that when'' ink is spilled  upon a carpet or anything made of  woollen the spot should immediately be  covered with common salt. When this  has absorbed all the ink it will, carefully take it off with an old knife or  spoon and apply more salt. Keep doing this until the ink is all taken up.  Cut flowers will keep very fresh If a  small pinch of common saltpeter Is put  in.the water in which tbeySstahd. The'  ends, of the stem should; be cut off a  little ev^ery day. to keep open the absorbing pores. ,  Danger   that the   Plater   May   Become  ' Merely a Fetish.  Much has been said within recent  years about the teaching of patriotism  in the. public schools of the United  States. To the end that it might be encouraged, many of the schools have  been provided with flags, and in a considerable number formal exercises take  place from time to"time, when the flag  is paraded, saluted, and the pupils  pledge, allegiance to it. The sight Is  always impressive and gratifying.  Yet it may properly be asked whether  there be not some danger lest the enthusiasm thus aroused expend itself upon  the sign rather than upon the thing  signified; that is to say, whether our  patriotic endeavors may not, unless  wisely, directed, produce a sentimental  attachment to an emblem instead of  creating a type of civic life whereby the  emblem is genuinely glorified. It is of  the highest importance that our children and youth should be taught that  the nation expects them to devote property and life, if need be, to her defense,  and that they must regard the integrity  of the state as their peculiar care! But  the possible danger -which lurks in  teaching patriotism primarily by-means  of this beautiful symbol is that it encourages the pupil to look for an' international rather, than a domestic field  .wherein to display his devotion. When  a Spanish mob, incensed by what it''  considers^bitter provocation, tears the  Stars and Stripes to pieces, or an Irish  poet sings of "bastard freedom" and a  "fustian flag," he is duly roused. -The  'flag seems to liim to have been immediately and grossly insulted; and "he"resents the insult; but so long as it waves  undisturbed by any hostile' hand.or'  mocking word, he is tempted'to feel that  it is safe, even though corruption, greed  and partisanship bear sway under its  very shadow. He is so convinced that  where the sign is deliberately dishonored the thing signified must be insulted as to take for granted the wholly different proposition that so long -as the  flag .Is outwardly .respected the state  must vbe secure. *-   ^ ' *  > " *���������  vOnder scarce any form of government  can this fallacy produce more lamentable' results than in a great republic;   It  .was .long since  wisely , observed that  "the danger to a small republic coines  from  without; to a great republic  It  ,comes from .witliin."  -Indeed", any one  who rereads the "Knights" of Aristophanes must be struck with the cogent  application of its sarcasm to latter-day  politics.    Mutatis-mutandis, Cleon arid  J:lie   Sausage-seller .are   with   us   still,"  striving as best they may to outbid each  other in the favor of Demos���������making  -small account, to be sure, of what De-.  ! inos really needs, but fertile in devices  for pleasing his ear, tickling his palate,  fostering his self-love, 'and befogging  his judgment.   Now, as then, too, each  is prodigal of protestations that he and  he alone is truly loyal to the good name  of his master, and that if Demos will  but put the household quite unreservedly into his keeping, he will give especial  attention to its social dignity and influence among the neighbors. One remembers the eulogy upon Col. Yell of Yell-  ville, '"-that though it was true has books  did not balance, none could doubt that  his heart beat warmly for the native  land."    It serves to remind us that the  deeper a man's hands go into the public  pocket, the louder may become his vociferations of devotion to the flag, and  the fiercer his indignation against any  who may insult it. Nothing, indeed, can  suit his purposes better than to foster  a worship of the sign so blind and fatu-  >us as to brand as unpatriotic all inquiry into the reality signified.  It is a matter of commonest experience that the higher the moral quality  of any emotion, sentiment or theory of  life, the more dangerous the husk of it  is likely to prove when emptied of ethical content. * There is a distinct tendency in some quarters to-day to treat  everything as glorious which the flag  can be made to cover, and tb;dehounce  as unpatriotic all critical inquiry into  the real ethical conditions of national  life. The mass of Americans have yet  to realize that patriotism is less an impulse than a duty, and that the-man  who makes, most searching inquisition  into the failings and possible iniquities  that mar our public life, pleading for  simple, unambiguous public .speech,  and the sternest and most uncompromising integrity in public act, may  prove to be a truer patriot than, he  whose love of country never goes beyond the flag, which he bespatters with  tawdry adjectives, aiid degrades by  meaninglessly flaunting it in the face  of sister nations.���������"The Flag���������a Symbol or a Fetish,", in the Century.  surroundings, are distinguished from  each other with even more difficulty  than attends the picking out of a particular cow or horse from a large Bum-1  ber. It was Thomas Hughes who declared that a man would refuse to recognize his best friend if the latter  were set down in ragged clothing at a  street crossing���������and he was right. Men  escape justice easily by such simple  devices as shaving the mustache or  growing a beard, and the lady instage-  land who isn't recognized by ner own  family merely because she puts on a  different colored dress is not unknown  in real life. A Philadelphia man has  been discovered with his name and address tattooed on his arm, and he takes  great pleasure in getting checks cashed  at banks where he is unknown by  merely exhibiting his arm. Properly,  arranged, the name and address of a  fair debutante, with her family crest  and a few incidentals added, would not  disfigure her above-glove arm, and similar markings would be very useful for  all the boys who went in' for atheltics  and who desired to be known to tho  world better than was possible through  letters pinned on the back and bound  to blow off during the first bit of wind.  ���������Boston Home Journal.    ,  if  ,  The" Creoles of New. Orleans.   '  "One of the most distinguishing qualities of the Creole is his conservatism,"  writes Ruth McEnery Stuart in an article on. "A People Who Live Amid Romance," in the Ladies' Home Journal.  "His family ' traditions are of * obedience and respect. It begins in his  church and ends in his wine cellar. He  cares not' for -protesting faiths or new-  vintages. ,.His religion, and his AVines  are matters of tradition. Good enough  for his ancestors, are they not good  enough for him'and his children?' His  most delightful home is situated behind  a heavy battened gate, sombre and forbidding in its outward expression���������asking nothing of the passing .world, protecting every sacredness within. ThoJ  x Creole lives for his family���������in<*it. Tho  gentle old,dame, his great aunt, perhaps, andvnenaihe to half his children,  after living her\ sheltered and contented life of threescore and ten years behind the great green gate that opens as  a creaking event at the demand of the  polished brass .knocker, will tell you  with a beautiful pride that she has never been on the American side of her  own city���������above Canal street. -If she  will admit you as-her guest to her inland garden, within her courtyard gate  ���������and be sure she will'riot do so unless-  you present unquestionable credentials  ���������if 'she will call her stately tignoned;  negress, Madelaine, >Celeste, Marie or,  Zulime, who answers, her in her own-  tongue, to fetch a chair for you into the  court beside the oleander tree and the,  crepe-myrtle���������if, seeing you seated, she  bid the maid* of the tignon to further  serve you with orange-flower syrup or  thimble glasses of liqueur or anisette  from a shining old silver tray, you will,  perhaps, feel that the great battened  door has been, indeed, a conserver of  good old ways, and that its office is a  worthy one, in preserving the sweet  flavor of a picturesque hospitality,  whose Old World fragrance is still unspoiled by innovations, and untainted  by emulation or contact."  Seneca's Medal.  ���������In the possession of the Red Jacket  Club of Oanandaigua is a medal which,  the members of the club believe, was'  given to the famous Seneca chief by-  George Washington. - Other folks have  frequently questioned the authentlcity|  of this relic, much to the indignation  of the Canandaiguans, who assert that  its claims to respect are beyond doubt.  Medals almost exact duplicates of Red;  Jacket's, they admit, were presented-  to other Indians of note about the time  when Red Jacket received his, but this  one is distinguished from all the rest  because on its reverse there are fourteen stars instead of fifteen, and remained in the hands of a single family  from the time of the chief's death until  it became the property of its present  owners.  Some Good Tattooing.  Why should we not all of us be identified from youth upward by a tattooed  mark? Men who travel have often  found difficulty in getting checks cashed in strange places, and women who  entertain are frequently taken in by  "distinguished guests" who prove to be  any persons except the distinguished  ones expected. A tattoo mark, registered somewhere and placed on record so  as not to be imitated without punishment from the law, would be every bit  as useful on human beings as the brand j  Is on cattle. 'Human beings, when disassociated*'from their usual attire, and  Mine on Mount Sinai.  Recent examination of , the copper-  mines on Mount Sinai reveals that the  ore is poor and difficult to work, which  accounts for the fact that they wero  abandoned 2,000 years ago, though in*  the days when copper was the only  available substitute for wood and stono  these mines were the cause of frequent  wars. An interesting point brought to  light is that the ancients practiced precisely the method of extraction used at  the present day���������namely, reduction  with charcoal combined with silicious  calcareous fluxes. -���������..-.  As Good os Most Prescriptions.  "Good morning, Heinrich. W'hat calls;  you out at such an early hour?"  "I'm on my way to the apothecary's;  my wife was sick all night"  "Have you had a doctor already?"  "No, but I have a prescription that  I picked up in the street the other day,  and I'm going to give it a trial; hope,  'twill fit her case."���������Fliegende Blaetter.  Confrcti-fii-r Terms.  Actor (to dramatist)���������How did your,  new play come on ?  Dramatist (to actor)���������The critics gave  It such a roasting that it panned out a  regular frost Got snowed under.���������*  Judg'  "T>  -VI  T  , j-  u  ..-  -^  '       -i-  -o        -.--'������������������  -"-"���������Kl  *   -. ** -'v*?*'.  -.,, ��������� ������������������ v<*i  - -������v  * -$$  VVii'  $ ~, ���������*���������*-' -������* I  v-i-!*-*-->J:������  *%  ���������wta^r  ^-������  ^  f  o ������-:-  f.  f'  fc  '&  f HE'"'" WEEKi:y , NEW,SV:JAN;    26th,    -897*  o  MI MKLY Elf S  Issued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C  M Whitney, Editor.  TEAMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN    ADVANCE.  One   Year   .     ., ........... ������J������  Wx Months    ,    x -������  Single Cepy - .���������  ������ ������5  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One iaeh per year , $ -2-00  ..    ..   month         150  -bi������hth eol   per year     2500  fOUPtl* ���������     M������>  week. .. line              - 10  Loeal r.oti������ee,per line      Notices-  of, Births,    Marriages    and  eaths,   50 cents each insertion.  No Adver-tisment inserted for less than  50 cents,  Persons  r  }xir to get The News  re-  . gularly should notify the Office.  Tuesday, JAN.26,1897.  ��������� , ���������*->���������   '���������.    "���������   ���������  Oar, shibboleth���������Free  lind for the set,  tier.  o ���������  ' Whether McKinley's election is tlie  cause or not, the out-look for Union is  brighter ibaa before.  The'Varmers of British Goiumbia, like  every class,should-Iook after their own  interests in tariff matters.  be built  this  year without  difficulty  by  completing what has  been  partly  done.  The fact is the travel over this road when  finished will be principally  from  Union,  south..    It should  be understood  there  is no complaint of any money-being wasted on  the  road  last year.    The  complaint is that  orders  were  not given To  proceed with its construction  before the  fall rains set in, and for  work to begin at  this end to make a good  road as far as it  went.    For this we  believe  the  Department is responsible.  It should be understood  also  that  all  the money for this end  of lhe  road  has  not yet been  expended,  and that  work  will probably  be  resumed  early   in  the  spring, and that quite a slice of the money set apart for this end year before last  was used up in making surveys, while the  government agent at  Nanaimo had his  half of the money solely for road-making.  Our people will not  quietly  submit to  all the money being used this year at the  south end.    They have about as heavy a  grievance as the>   can  carry at  present  and the feather that, breaks  the  camel's  back had better not be applied.  Instructions should be given the government agent here to commence m the  spring at this end and construct a good  road to the wharf and so on south. We  doubt not the money will be as judiciously.used as it would be under Mr. Bray.-  \v  COMOX    BAKERY (  Supplies the valley with first class bread, pies, cakes, etc. j-  ��������� , Bread delivered by Cart through Courtenay and District every  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.     '  Wedding Oakes made and Parties catered for  .     ' ��������������� ���������    , H. C. IiUCASK Proprietor  Riverside Hotel  FOR RENT-The boarding house lately occupied by Mr. A. Lindsay. Apply  to H. P. Collis at the Union' Department  Store. '        .  WANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquire  .      at.-'KBWsOFFICK.  F'OR SALE, RANCH���������One mile and a  half from Union, contains 160c acre*>  and will be disposed of at a low figure. Eh -  quire of'James AbbaMS.  FOR SALE���������Cleared corner lot on Pes.-  Penrith Avenue, sell cheap, termb enuy.  Enquire at "News OmcE."  Courtenay, B. C.  Grant & Munighan, Props  The number of heads which have suff-  ered from the political axe indicates tnat  civil service needs  improving in Canada,  The Dominion would do  well to let up  just a little on the tariff on California products' .which w,e do not  produce.    We do  not care to  pay out all our spare  change  for oranges.  1 ' - ^  A PREDICTION.  The tremendous mining activity in the  Kootenay, at .Alberni- . Texada, Jevvis  Inlet, and followed as this is sure to be in  Cariboo, and other portion of the Pro.  vince, will result in doubling our present  population  by 1900.    In   view ef* this all  .the energies of legislature should be  directed towards furnishing railway   facil-  '' ities, roads and increasing the settlement  of our lands.  NEW DEMAVS FOE OUR COKE:  The Florida took away last week an  immense cargo of coal and coke from  Union wharf. It seems Davidge & Co.,  are opening a yard in Portland, Oregonj  for the exclusive sale of the B.C. product.  The yard is an immense affair and has  railway facilities, it must be understood  that there is a regular line of steamships  plying between Portland and Australia.  This taken into consideration with the  fact that in future the Australian steamers  plying between Vancouver and Australia  are to coal here, is significant.  NICARAGUAN CANAL.  The boards of trade of the Coast cities  in Washington,' Oregon and California  are taking steps to influence favorable,  action by Congress for the early completion of this enterprise. The Western  state's legislatures soon to meet or now  in session will doubtless pass resolutions  asking the members from their states to  vote for the "measure, The interest in  the East is being aroused and the prospects are bright -^  This enterprise will be of immense benefit tp-Sritish Columbia, enibliug us to  get our goods direct from England much  cheaper than now, and freeing us from  the grasp of the C.P.R. monopoly. This  would also give employment to an  immense number of water crafts' which  would doubtless coal at Union before  making their return trip, or at least be  supplied by our coal which gives the  best results in steam.  NOTICE.  Cumberland and Union Waterworks Company   Ltd.  0  Union, B. C.  Tenders will be received by  the above Company, forf the  construction of a rock dam in  Hamilton Creek, Nelson District. Tenders to be closed  on 27th, January 1897., Plans  and specifications can be seen  by applying to. the Secretary,  Frank: B. Smith,-,  Secretary.  Esquimalt   and  Nanaimo  Ry.  -Steamer -City.of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  The  Steamer  CITY of NANAIMO  will sail as follows.  CALLING AT WAY PORTS aa passengers  < and freight may offer    ���������  - Leavo Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.  "- Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, 7 a.m.  "      Nanaimo for Victoria    Saturdey, 7 a.m  For freight or  state rooms-apply on  board, or at,the Company's ticket_office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  t\>i  Best of Liquors  Finest of Cigars  and  Good Table  Courteous. Attention  Nanaimo Saw Mill,  ���������AND���������  Sash and Door  F  A  C T O   R   Y   ;  Society     Cards  Drs. Lawrence & Westwpod. ,.  Physicians and Surgeons.    a  ��������� TJiTX03Sr B.C. ' '���������  ���������    ' / 1  We have appointed Mr. Jauies  Ab-  raxns out collector until  iurtner notice, to whom all  overdue   accounts  u*ay be paid.  7 Nox. 1895.  ���������o���������:o :���������������*���������������  I.    o,    O.    F.  Union Ledge/.No. 11, meets eery  Friday night at S o'.clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.  :    "A. Lindsay, R. S.  THA.T BO AD AGAIN  Because this   district is ��������� isolated  from  the balance of the  island  and   provincef  : the people here have far more  interest in  t'.ie  opening  of   the   Nanaimo���������Comox  trunk road than the  people  living to the  ���������south of us:  and bec?use we  have   Utile  to show for the money expended, it is not  our fault but  that  of the   government.  There should be an investigation and the  idiotic policy of building a little here and  a little there should be  abandoned.    No  wonder   the    Wellington   Enterprise   in  view of the liitle having been   accomplis-  ed at  this    end    while    with  the   same  amount  of money  they  have   so  much  more road built at   the south   end, is demanding  that  the   money   be  given  to  them to build  uorth.    The   sufficient answer   to   that   proposition   i������    that    the  Land and  Works^pepartment  is   doing  the work  anyway  and  there   is no good  reason why it can't do good work here as  well as  there.    The  expenditure at  the  south end  of whatever  money  shall  be  yoted  for  the  road  this   year,   will  not  bring it far enough this \vays to  be of any-  practical benefit to  anyone'this season,  and not until it is cut  through to connect  with the road system   above.vupPhe   road  from Union to the wharf is'-badly needed  ,i would be  much  used, and can  HEWS REVIEWED,  A bill will be introduced in the Bom-  ion parliament to' prevent church interference in   politics The   arbitration  treaty between Great Britian and the  United States is likely to meet with  opposition in the U. S. Senate, but it is  hoped nevertheless that it may meet the  sanction of that body. The leading men  in the United  States  and Great  Britian  favor    it The  famine   in   India   is  becoming more general and wide spread.   The   London  Daily   News   Paris  correspondent savs: Next to England  with no power in Europe, is arbitration  so popular as in France, which is ripe  for similar arrangements . with both England and  France The latest advice  from Cuba indicates rebel successes....  The Pacific Funding Bill has been de*  feated in Congress ..The British Parliament opened on the 10th inst... .It is  now seriously suggested the year be  divided into 13 months, commencing January 1st. Twelve months would then  have 26 days each and one month 29  days, and 30 days in le.ip pear.  Mortgage Sale.  Under and by virtue of the powers of  sale contained in a certain mortage dated  the 13th day of February 1896, sealed  tenders will be received by the undersigned up to 12 o'clock noon, on Monday the  first day of February 1897, for the sale of  the following property. Namely: Lot  Two (2) Block Eight (VIII) according to  the registered plan of the Townsite of  Cumberland in the District of Nelson,  Vancouver Island  There are two five roomed  cottages on  said Lot, which rent at $16.00 per month.  For further particulars apply to the under signed,  Dated 15th       Barker & Pqtts,  January, 1897. Nanaimo, B.C.  Solicitors for Mortgagees.  NOTICE.  This year we intend to do a cask busings,  and it will pay the people of the valley to  get our new figures.  Sandwiok, Dumcan Bkos.  Jan. 1st,. 1897.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. &. A. M, B. C. R.  Union, 15. C.    .  Lodge meets'-Jirst   Saturday    in   ench  month.    Visiting brethren- are  cordially  invited to attend;"  ...... James McKim. Sec.   r~^���������"^ ; ~~  Hiram Locge, No'14 A.F .& A.M..B.C.R  -'    Goiirt'enay B. C.  Lod^e meets on every. Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visi:ing Brothers    cordially  requested  to attend.  R. S. McCoanell,  Secretary.  Dr. JEFFS     .  ��������� - "  Surgeon  and Physician  (Graduate of the University of Toronto,  ���������jL. C, P & S., Ont.)  ���������  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O.O. F.,   Union.  Meets every alternate   Wednesdays 0!  each month at 8  o'clock p. m.    Vi6iling  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  C.   VVHYTE, Scribe..  Office and residence, Maryport ..  Ave, next" door to Mr. A Grant's  Hours for eonsultatioh-9''talo a ra,  2 to 4 andi7 to 10 p m.  .A.T.  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for information leading to  conviction.  W.  E. Norris, Sec'y  S. OF T.  Union Division No. 7, Sons of Temperance meets in Free Mason's Hall,  Union every Monday evening at 7:30.  Visitiny friends cordially invited to  attend. *  THOS. DICKINSON, R.S.  YARWOOD  &   YOUNG  BARKISTERS and SOLICITORS  Cerner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunamuir  Avenue, B. 0.  Will be in Uuiott the 3rd  Wednesday  of  each month aud remain ten days.  /\;NDER5 OiT.fi  MET A r, WORKS  The followirg Lines are  Represented,  Watches, clocks and jewellery  NEATLY   REPAIRED -*"-  Tin, sheetiron, and copper work  Bicycles Repaired  Guns and rifles, repaired   -  Plumbing in all its branches,  Pumps, sinks and piping,  Electric bells placed,  Speaking tubes placed  Hot air furnaces,  Folding bath and improved  Air-tight stoves, specialties  Office and Works  A. HAS LAM, Prop  (OFFICE���������MILL   STREET.)  (P. O. Drawer 36.   Telephone CaJI, 1������)  NANAIMO, B. 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CO..  301 BroodwB>, {fen Y������rk*  4  J  *>,  K  .1  ������   \  ��������� -c.wi**as*jre*p*3* 1���������*  Or ~  THE    VYILEKLY    N'EWS    JAN.     26th,    1S9;  i  ������������������������  B0X7TH   AFRICA  PART III  ���������*��������� +   ������������������*���������    ���������*��������� ���������  The   Principal   Towns   and   Their ,  => Means    of    Support���������Farming*,  Soil and Climate.  -X���������x-  Tke ��������� principal towns in Cape Colony  are Cape Town, Kimberley, Port El'ua-  beth and East London. All seaport  towns exeept Kimberley. ' The country is  so broken that it cannot support large  'o towns. The farms being very large,'  say from twe thousand to ^twenty thousand acres, the population is very much  scattered; hence the impossibility of  supporting large towns in the interior  where they are depending on farms for  support. Tlie1 only towns of any size are  those supported either Wy gold or diamonds, and the seaport towns deriving  their support from shipping and the  inlaid trade. The most of the farming  v and fruit growing is done in the western  pari of the Colony; but in the eastern  part you can only see small patches cultivated along the valleys,, and hardly  worth calling farms. Vegetables and,  forage are very expensive and many of  the SJ-CJilled farmers often buy condens-  -ed milk for their coffee.  Thev are  in  the habit' of saying  the  Boer or Dutch  farmer is lazy,  and even  not cultivated; but I am inclined to think  that the   drawbacks   are  so  numuerous  that.between  drouth, poor soil, locusts,  ��������� etc., the  poor firmer knows there  is no  use in  exerting himself in that  direction.  as long/as  he can  hire a native to look  after his cattle, sheep, goats and ostriches,  , and get a good return, with but little risk,  so he hardly raises enough corn or mealie  for. his  own   consumption.    It. is  quite  evident to me that as far as agriculture is  concerned  this  Colony  will   never be a  success; for climate is the  only valuable  advantage,   ,  Oeoroe MoCuaw,  Port Elizabeth.  (To Bs Comtinued)  [1. a.]     ,    ' K. DEWNEY.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OF BRlYtSFi COLUMBIA. -  ViOCOliTA. by the Grac-*- of Ood, of the  V".'.Uk\ bli-^uoin ot Crti-ii-. Bntdiu ������������ul Ire-  i-ml, Qveeiv Detea-ler o; Lba laiti:.,- &-Q-,  Art , -&IS.  To Our   faithful the   Menubere  electee!  to  ' serve   in the  Legislative   As.*<j:nlily of   Our  Province of British .Columbia at Our City of  Victoria���������Greeting. ,    -  A PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Ebkuts, ) \ \ 7 HERE AS We  AxrORNEY-CENERAL J VV are resolved,  aa soon aa may be, to meet Our people of  Our Province of British Columbia, aud to  have their advice in Our Legulature:  NOW KNOW YE, that ���������fpi������div������ra causes  and  considerations^arul   takiug   into   consideration  the ease   and convenience of Our  loving  subjects.   We have   thought fit,   by  and with'the advica of Oar Executive Council of the  Proviuce of British  Columbia, to  hereby convoke, &&d 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 meet Us in Our said Legislature or Parliament of Our,said Province, at Our City of  Victoria, KORTHE DISPACCH. OK BUSINESS, r.o treat, do, ac',   and uonolude U|>������m  thoje liuu-B- ������������������vfiich in Oar Logiolatuie of the  Province of Bncirth Columbia, by   the Common'Council of Oar said   Province may, by  the favour of .God, be ordained.  Lv Testimony Whereof, We have caused  the.->e Our Letters to   be made Patent,  , and tne Great Seal  of the s<*id~ Pr->-  ,     vk-ce to be hereuuto affixed: WITNESS,  i thetleuourabit- Edoar Dewney Lteu*  tenant Governor^ *���������* 0-*r ' 8-*l,i ->ra*  vince of Briti-h Columbia, iu Our  City of Victoria, in Our said Province,  '.. 'fch;s twenty-ninth' day of Deoembei,  iu the year"of Our Lord one thousand  eight hundred ami uioery-six, and.iu  the riixr.ieth ye<>r of Our Keign.  By Command.  JAMES BAKER'  Provincial Secretary.  Beyond the Shadow.  Father, divinest word of all I know,  -How  break!, affections  that still cling  to thee", ���������-  How  deep the sorrow,, through  these  tears to sec . ���������  The farewell of thy kindly voice below,  sTIie color of-death stillness on thy brow,  Thy spirt fled^>cyqnd;the Shadow now.  ��������� Farewell,  can   this word end a love  like,  thine?���������  These   faithful    hands   that   guarded  .   infant life,    ~  Thy   heart   that   braved  for   me  the  storm aud strife.  Thy    soul   that   cherished   with  a   love  devinc? .  Beyond the Shadow,  though  thy  life  may be,  My heart can never say farewell to thee.  How like thy.loye!    that  in thy litest,  breath  "Mary" came   fro.i* the  quivering  lips  " ~ '    "to tell  The memory of the child you loved so  well;���������  C ime softly through  the opened gates of  death,  From out the' Shadow's gloom, to speak  to me,  Divided far by .mountain,plain and sea.  Beyond, do I lift up my eyes to Thee,  'Great Giver of all life and love to men,  Who  weaves this _clo������k, then   frays  it  out' again,  That fiom its broken endings yet may be  A fabric pure before th' eternal throne.  Beyond the Shadow, for the loved alone.  Beyond the Shadow,  tears shall flow no  more;  Serenely resting from our care and pain  Eternal Love shall truer life sustain,  With jey to   soothe: all   sorrow  known  before.  When years of strife have run with me  jheir race  Beyond, I'll live to see my father's face  C.Evans.  ^rThera is Nothing  LEATHER  LIKE  If it .is Well. Put Tether  So here it is : :"-    -a."  Single Harness at $Io, $i2,~$i-j per set  and up..���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips at 10,  25,   50  and a good   Raw-  'j. ride for 75.cents, and a* Whale Bone  r^z=df at $1 and up.to $2.  I have the largest Stock  of  WHIPS   in  town and also the  Best Axle Greaserat r^������ BOxES   For Twenty-Five Cents   Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  Promptly and  NEATLY DONE  Bspairing {  Wesley Willard  : TH\RTV-SCVENTH_YEAR.  ���������������VO^LD-W:DEj;l_RCULAT^ON. \  ���������t-  *       - ���������*���������    *T    -i, "t* >--r.**-������rt<'i3-*-^      \  -*��������� *. **.������1-11-\(* ���������������������"*��������� p 7**  Mif-  "N.  OLEASON'S.  A look through Gleason's, formerly  New England Restaurant, shows many  improvements. The side lights add  much to the appearance. The large  front room has baen newly papered and  painted. The dining room is commodious and. well arranged. The kitchen is  provided with a fine cooking range, and  an addition has been erected at the rear.  Up stairs the rooms are conveniently  arranged, 'opening from a hall which is  well lighted and heated. The place is  cosy, convenient, comfortable and  home-like.  ri^Sl^-i-I^S ?KR *!'.SA*-  ���������5,v->:>..r CCfCO FS1E.  fcOSTT.-sIO. <  MINI!--: <M SGISHTJriC m^ >    $  ������������������'220 Mark?"-St..- San Fhanois'co, Cfi.L.7'  Take E. _-.Pimb.ury & Go's  Balsamic Elixir for coughs  and colds.  ���������Bis; rei'iciion in shoes to make 100m  for the new stock, at McPhee & Moore's.  Fresh  Eastern Oysters at  the  Union Store.  NOTICE  "An Act to   Prevent   Certain   Animals from Running at I*arge���������1896"  Stock owners are hereby notified to  keep all Swine, Stallions of one year old  and upwards, and Bulls over nine months  old, under proper enclosure, as all arn-  m-als of these descriptions, found running  at large will be dealt with under the provisions of the Act referred to.  Comox. B. C.       W. B. Anderson,  June 7th, 1896. Gov't Agent.  ! SUBSCRIBE TO   The   News     $2.00  I- PER ANNUM.  Do You  Take Your  Local Paper?  It publishes all that is worthy of notice  of THE LOCAL- NEVi'S.  It Gives O  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS"  It Supports  GOOD ORDER, PUBLIC ENTERPRISES, THE CHURCHES, FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.  It Publishes Occasionally,  r  Bright Original Stories,  Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original '-Chatter.'!  And is the ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER in the PROVINCE  which has a TELEGRAPHIC SER-  VICE.  It is the exponent of ihe district^ and  by it the district will be judged 'by the  outside public.  It is as CHEAP as a good paper.can  be produced in a country district. - .  Give it your generous support and there  will be increased improvements.  J. P. DAVIS,  Florist, Seedsman and  Landscape.Gardener  - . ..,,*���������   -  Seeds, Ornamental rrrees and  Shrubs always.  Also   bulbs   in . variety,    includfrg  Hyacinths,   Narcissus,  Fuchias,'  Tulips and Lillies.  Union,  - B. C.  CuiaterlaM; ffotel,  Unioiv-B. C.  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and" Bar  J   North of Victoria,  And the best kept house/  Spacious Billiard Room  and new  Billiard and Pobl Tables  Best "of Wines and Liquors.  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public  Office:��������� First    Street, Un on,  B. C  BARKER & POTTS,  BARRiSTERS,  SOLICITORS, aOTAKIES.   &e.  O'Ucc K(--'/m 1. MoJ'ho*.* vfe Moo.-t  ���������>'id,fj .ik.'I ->  ..*--. j.I * X X *"L\J.      *^.      O.  I>, o. isir-iv.'iJii:   JB.  ,CU3E*iSSX.A>li>    9K<HE    SHOP  I have riw<vi:d into my lis'-" shop on  Dunsrnuir Avenue, where! am prepared  to manufacture and repair all kinds of  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call.  NELSON PARKS.  |w.S   DALBY, D.D.S. & L D.s|  Dentistry in all its Branches  .   Plate work, rilliug aud.extracting  Offioe opposite Waverly Hotel, Union  Hours���������9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from  ou 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ���������  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������     Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures the finest cigars and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign cigars  when you can obtain a SUPERIOR ARTI  et,E foi the same mopey  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 Company.  ISEOh BEJBI?, SOLID' IFOIfc O-S-SH C2TX/2T  courYenay, b. c.  ^  L-TZr^zz  COMSU MPTION  I presume we have used orer  one   hundred   bottles  of  Piao's      Cure   for Consumption   in   my  family, and   I   am   continually   advising  otheia  to get it.    Undoubtedly it is the  , >-.-f  I ever used.���������*W. C. Miltenbbrqer, Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 29,18d4. 1 sell "Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com- ������������������  plaints.���������E. Shoret, Postmaster,  Storey, Kansas, Dec 21st, 1894.  H. A. Simpson  Barrister & Solicitor, No's 2 & 4  Commercial Street.  -������7^.^-T^LX2^0,  C.  J. A. Carthew  r '<  ARCHITECT and BUILDER.  ,   ���������5-TXTZOXT, S. C.  I*-      '-Vi  GO TO  THE If BW  FOR  7   r- f    -I  f J$ I  Work  AT  Reasonable  We  Posters  Pamphlets  Circulars  Letterheads  GOOD PAPER.  GOOD INK,  Dance Programmes Menues  Visiting Cards Mourning Cards  Billheads  Envelopes  Statements  Noteheads  See II  Our   Work  Speaks  Our  Worth.  MATSUKAWA  Contracts and Day Work  WANTED  aK  Address���������Malsukawa, Japanese  Buarding. House,.next Brick yard.  BarberShap  .*���������   ���������-" -.    ..���������'Rr-*r.:..v-  -  AND  ;  :    Bathing  A^,^      ' ������-*     ;.f .  W^M$iwnmt  ��������� -%*> ���������  "' %*y"  **������M  O. H. Fechner,  JOHANNESBTJKQ  This Inn, located about three miles out  from ��������� Union on the Courtenay Road  is now open for business '������������������:;A good  bar will be kept, and the comfort of the  guests carefully attended to. Give us a  call.  JOHN PIKET.  A FINE STOGKOF-^-'  Clocks, watches, books  and stationery.  T. D. McLean  *  JAMJES   ABRAMS  Notary Public. %^ ^  Agent.tef the Alliance Ftr#v  insurance Company of Lon  don   and   the  Phoenix of  Hartford.   Agent for the Provincial  ���������Building and Loan Ass������*  elation of Toronto   Union, B. C. cS'-''*'*-'----**'''*--'������iU������-^'^^ -rtij/iiSrszas,-sci- etstssi^.  r    ,  &  New Use for X-Raya.  ��������� It is said thru the X-rays have been  successfully applied in France-to the  detection of adulteration of food, where  the adulterants consist of some kind  of mineral matter. The food to be ex-'  amined is reduced to powder-r and  spread thinly upon glass. An X-ray  photograph of the glass reveals the  presence of the mineral particles by the  failure of tlie rays to penetrate them,  as they penetrate the other constituents of the powdered food.  this column, Monieur Molssan gets  "microscopic crystals, not of graphite,  but of diamond. Curiously enough,  now that we know how graphite may  be turned into diamond, it has also been  discovered that diamond can be  changed into graphite. This is effected by placing a diamond in an exhausted Crookes tube. In such a tube  it is believed that invisible molecules  -oi" matter are continually darting about,  and these molecules produce a ceaseless bombardment on the surface of the  diamond. After a time the-effect becomes visible in a black stain, or crust,  covering the diamond. Oh examination-  this is found to be composed of graphite.  THE   ROMANCE   OF   A PICTURE.  Vulgarity.  A loud-voiced American lady Avas explaining at a London reception why it  was that she had come to Europe. ."I  have a house in New York," she remarked, with an obvious sense of self-  Meiseonier's Favorite   Painting  lies-  cued   from a German.  William A. Coffin, in a paper entitled  "Souvenirs of a Veteran Collector" in  the Century, describes the unique art  treasures of Mr. Samuel P. Avery, of  New York. Mr. Coffin relates the following story of one ,of Meissionier's  most famous paintings: ,   -  The picture shows Marshal Saxe,  with a body of troops, interrogating a  peasant'at a{crossroads in the forest,  and' taking notes. In 1S80 Mr. William H. Vanderbilt was.sitting to Meissonier,, for Iris portrait, and Mr. Avery  and Mr. Lucas were invited by tlie  artist to come' to his studio during the  sittings, as ' Mr. Vanderbilt' did not  speak French. One day Mr. A-ander-  bilt asked,' '/What picture does M.  Meissonier-, think is the best he ever  painted?" Meissonier, replying through  Mr. Lucas, spoke of two, the celebrated  "1814" and "Le.Renseignemerit."   The  FAST  GOING   TO PIECES.  Unless   Speedily   Repaired   the   Gallant  "Old Ironsides" Will,Soon Be Only  a Hopeless   Wreck.  Felt Through the Farth."  (. Prof. John Milne, who studied earthquakes for many'years in Japan, where  they are frequent, now has..ah "earthquake observatory" on the Isle of  Wight. In describing his observations  there during the past year, he recently  remarked that his instruments enabled him to feel heavy earthquakes  at great distances, even right through  .the, earth. For example, on August 81  last! a disturbance 6f the instruments'  led him,to conclude that a violent earthquake had occurred about G.QOO miles  away. Afterward it was learned that  there had been an earthquake in Japan  at that" time, and the distance through-  the earth between the Isle of Wight  and Japan is about 6,000 miles. .  importance, "in which I have-twenty  bed-rooms."   "It must be a palace," re- j,latter picture, he said, with'a sigh and  marked   the  hostess; graciously.     "Or ! a deeply felt "helas!" was in Germany,  else  a  hotel,"  added  a  more  cynical  commentator.  "It is my own house,*" the lady ran  on, "and if costs a pile of money to  keep it up! Why, I have ten or twelve  servants, even when I am not entertaining!"  "There- was a pause, during which the  company either' looked-bored or exchanged peculiar glances, and then  awaited in silence her explanation of  her journey across the Atlantic.  ��������� "I  cannot  endure  having  the  same  Trains Without Kails.        *  -  Experiments which are described as  satisfactory have recently been made  ��������� in the suburbs of> Paris with a train,  drawn by a steam locomotive, running  not on rails but on an ordinary road.  The train used at present, consists ,of  only two cars, one of which -contains  rthe ,.locomotive    machinery)'   .together  with seats  for   fourteen ���������  passengers,  while the other has twenty-four seats.  The "engine is of 16-hor%g--'power and  the average speed is about seven miles  an "hour.   The train is able to turn in a  circle only twenty-three feet' in diameter.   Another train has been constructed for the conveyance of_feright.   .It is  hoped by the."inventors ,that trains of  this kind will be extensively employed  in 'and near cities. '.  The Fhonoj;raph for the. IVaf.  An apparatus which may enable the  record of a phonograph to be understood independently of the sense of  hearing has been contrived by Professor McKendrick in England. By this  apparatus the revolving phonographic  cylinder is caused to produce variations of intensity in a weak current,  and these variations, when conducted  through the hands, which' have been  moistened for the purpose, are easily  perceived. Since they correspond with  the sound variations, it is thought, by  ���������their aid, a person totally deaf could  appreciate the rhythm and character  of a succession of sounds thus transformed into a series of sensations of a  different kind.  The Gold of the Sea.  Both gold and  silver exist in about  equal   qualities   in   the   water   of   the  ocean.    Various  estimates have been  made of the total amount of these precious metals held in solution in all the  seas of the globe.    The latest. experiments   bearing   on   this   question' are  those of  Frofessor  Liversidge ..of. the  University of Sydney, who finds iii the  waters    surrounding    Australia    the  quantity of gold per ton of sea-water  varies between half a grain "arid  one,  grain.-   Calling the average three-quarters of a grain to the ton,.and-.puttiug  the number of tons-of .sea-water to the  cubic mile, in round'numbers, at 4,200,-  000,000, we see that there .are 3,150,000,-  000 grains, or about two hnnulred tons  of gold in   every  cubic   mile   of sea-  water.     It: has  been   estimated    that  all the oceans combined contain about  300,000,000 cubic miles' of water, so that  if  the  same. proportion   exists   everywhere, the total' quantity of gold held  in solution "by  the sea  would   be G0,-  000,000,000 toils.   This would be: worth,  at $20 per Troy once, $39,191,0-10,000,-'  000,000, or"translated into'words, more  than  thirty-nine thousand  millions  of  millions of dollars!'  furniture,", added the lady, after a  critical examination'of the rings on her  fingers, "longer than four years. I have  refurnished my house three times in  twelve years, and it is now time for  another revolution. I have come abroad  to look at furniture and to get some  new diamonds. But, do you know, I  cannot find anything that I want to  buy?, Everything seems cheap and second-hand in tlie furniture line."  By this time the hostess was blushing from mortification at having been  caught by her friends in the, act of entertaining so vulgar a woman. Whether  the visitor was exaggerating or not the  resources.of her establishment and the  capriciousness of her taste, she was  making an indecent display of. her,  wealth.  Another American ot .the same type  undertook  to - entertain'   an'    English  company with a detailed account of his  'expenditures for dress and  wine.  "I order about thirty suits of clothes  a year,".he remarked, with a smile of  self-approval, "and seven or * eight  overcoats. ' My'wines seldom cost me  less than three thousand dollars a year,  but they are the choicest-brands which  I-can import. I seldom find anything  ih England which I consider fit to  drink. As for cigars, mine come directly from "the best Havana factory. ' I  have to pay well for them, but I must  have the best."  This, too, -j**as highly seasoned talk  for guests who were not accustomed to  hear any one bragging about fine  clothes, wines and cigars.  There are vulgar people in England  who like to make a show of their newly acquired wealth and importance.  There is nothing distinctively American in vulgarity, but the trait attracts  more attention in Americans because"'  they travel extensively in Europe, and  some of them flaunt their diamonds  and their bad manners in the fashionable hotels of the great capitals. American reputation abroad suffers more  from occasional displays of this kind  than from any other cause.  Turning Diamond In to Graphite.  Elementary    chemistry , teaches    us  that, as far as tlie nature of the sub-  there is almost.no difference between a  brilliant white .diamond and the black  graphite forming- -the core"' of : a lead-  pencil.    Both are simply foi,ms-?df-*'car-  bon, and if we could rreadily turn one  into   the  other,   the   diamond    would  cease to rank as the kind of gems. _, In,  fact,  very minute diamonds have recently been made in this way by'Monsieur Moissan,   the    French    chemist.  Graphite can  be dissolved  in   molten  iron, and when   the    iron'   cools    the  graphite  crystallizes.    By  performing  this operation in a particular manner,  ���������which has heretofore been described in  /- Must Be an  Astrologer.  Ignorant people think that an astronomer is also an astrologer. Sir John  "Herschel once received a letter asking  him to cast the writer's horoscope. Another letter-writer requested the distinguished astronomer to consult the stars  and .answer these two questions: "Shall  I marry?" and."Have I seen her?"  Maria Mitchell recordsin her journal  that on an" Atlantic steamer an Irishwoman, learning that she was an as-  .tro.nomer, -asked her what she, could  tell. Miss-Mitchell answered that she  could fell when the moon would rise,  when the sun would rise, and when*  there would be an eclipse of the moon  or of the sun. '  "Oh!" exclaimed the disappointed  woman, in a tone w,hich plainly said:  "Is that all?" She?"(Jxpected to have  her fortune ���������told/"*'' "'-,;'"  Once in a town not far from Boston,  during, a'very mild winter, a lad, driving a team, called, out to Miss Mitchell  on the street, saying:-,'"I want-to ask  you a question, Miss Mitchell!" She  stopped. He asked, "Shall we lose our  ice crop this winter?"    .  In the hands of the enemies of France,  It had been painted for the Exposition of 18G7, and was bought by,.M.  Petit, who asked fifty thousand francs  for it.   Mr. Walters had offered forty-  flve thousand  francs,   but a   German  banker in Paris,  M. Mayer,  paid the  price and got* the picture.    He was a  well-known collector, and   his  family  home was in' Dresden.    When the war  of 1870 broke out, M. Mayer left P'aris,-  aud took the picture Avith'him.-   Mr.  Avery had-seen his gallery every time  he   went-to  Dresden,   and "knew  the  picture.    The conversation in the studio continued, and Avery and Lucas  agreed that"Lo Renscigncment", was,  .indeed, a wonderful canvas.   Petit .had  tried to buy-it back, but could not get  it.   It was thought it would be impossible to get Mayer to sell it. but Avery,  authorized by Mr. Vanderbilt, resolved  to try.   He did not wish to make a trip  to Dresden at the time, so he wrote to,  Mayer that a friend of his wanted the  picture, but not as a matter of,business.  It was not to buy to sell again.   The  banker replied that he had been often  importuned to sell the picture, but;had  invariably refused; yet,  now  that he  felt himself growing old (he bad then  reached the age of SO), and that as after  his death his family might not care to  keep it, he would take a certain���������price  for it.   He;added that ho might change  his mind over night, for he found  it.  hard to decide to sell.    Avery lost no  time In telegraphing, and the'next day  received- the* canvas by  parcels post;  the marvelous picturetwas actually in  his room in the hotel!   A* draft on London was sent .to Dresden at once, <and  the'deed was'done. '-  -Mr. Vanderbilt and his'two  "fellow-  conspirators now set about arranging  a surprise for Meissonier.    -The next  day was to be the last sitting for the  portrait, and when they arrived at the  studio one of them carried a  parcel,  which was placed in a safe corner. The  sitting proceeded, and at last Meissonier said the portrait was finished; there  was  not another touch  to he  added.-  "Now you may see me sign,"  he announced, and the act was accomplished with a due observance on the part  of the company of the' importance of  the moment.   Tlie artist then went into  another room to put the little portrait  in a frame he had ready for it.    "Le  Renseignement"  was    quickly    taken  from the corner, set in a frame on tho  easel, and the three men stood by lo  see what Meissonier would do. "When  he same in and suddenly saw the picture," says Mr. Avery, "he almost went  crazy in his joy. He, got down on his  knees before it so that he could look  at it closely, and cried out,   'Oh, mou  bon tableau!    Oh,  mon bon tableau!'  and with difficulty found words to express his delight.    He loved  his picture   that   he   never  expected   to   see  again, and his heart was full."  "Unless prompt action is taken by Congress," said a navy yard official tho  other day, "the battered old hulk of the frigate Constitution is liable, to'go to  pieces almost any time. She now lies tied up at the old stone wharf at Kittery  Point, Me;, and it Is an open secret among the staff that she is sadly in need of repair. At the present time she is leaking badly, and it is feared that, the ice ana  winter gales may send her to' the bottom before another spring. The people of both Kittery and Portsmouth are united in'hoping that the historic ship  of war, which has grown to be a sort of local landmark, may be preserved.  Prominent citizens on both sides of the Piscataqua are interesting themselves  in the frigate's behalf. Senator. Galliuger of New Llarppshire is heartily in ,  sympathy with the movement and has promised to bring the matter to the  attention of Congress. '  ONE SHOT DID IT.  Wonderful Work "Accomplished by the  Dynamite Gnus in Cuba. '  , Lieutenant Ramos, of the Cuban service, while in New York recently, gave  to the* Herald an interesting account  of  the  wonderful  dynamite  gun    of  which he has had charge while with  Maceo's  army.    The   gun,  as  he   describes, is about 6 feet in length and  weighs 250 pounds.   The dynamite gun  is formed of three parallel barrels. The  right tube holds a cartridge of smokeless powder; the, left tube confines compressed air, and the   center1 holds the  iron projectile, in which is .the explosive gelatine���������which has'three times  the force of ordinary dynamite. When  the cartridge is exploded in the right  barrel of the gun it sets free the compressed air in the left barrel,  which  rushes suddenly into tlie center barrel,  and-hurls the projectile at the enemy.  When this projectile strikes, it explodes  with  tremendous force,  not  only  destroying Human life, but uprooting trees  and tearing loose tho ground'and rocks.  The work .done by\the gun in battle  is thus described: "It was on the-13th  of the month that we met two Spanish  columns, which meant a. battle with  even forcas'. As we, reached a hilltop  .overlooking a narrow valley we saw  the Spaniards on top of the next hill,  .only a quarter of a mile away. They  were a.t work throwing up a line of fortifications.  "A few shots were exchanged, when  from sight, did not fire another gun thai  night. ,  "We'waited forrmorning to renew, the  ���������battle," but as soon as it\was light the  enemy fired one bombshell and then re.  treated. The battle was won by that  one shot-from our gun." , ��������� *, ���������   ���������>  - In another fight Generals Eschazua,  and Munoz led their battalions against  Maceo's intrenched positions near Cay-  ajabos.   The fighting continued" during  two days, and though the insurgents  were at first driven back into the hills,  .they inflicted such damage on the pursuing columns that the Spaniards could  not hold their' advantage., ..This was .'  the first general action In which dynamite projectiles were used.   Their aw-'  ful efficiency may be judged from the  photograph of -the result of a  single  discharge,  which  was j.taken by Teh-   .  iente Salcido, of' Maceo's command, on  the afternoon of the first day's fight-'  ing.    In this fight' the Spaniards had,   '  by their own account", over a' hundred  killed -and wounded, among the --latter  being General Eschazua.' ���������'  Rosa Bon hour's First Painting.  "We had gone back to live in the Rue  des Tournelles", (Paris),' writes' Rosa  Bonheurin the.Ladies'-JEIori-ie Journal.  "The garret of, the house had "been ar*-.  ranged as a kind of studio; and, while  my father .was running to the four corners of Paris to give drawing lessons I  w,orked alone as best I could. One  night, when he returned home after his  day's labor, he found me finishing my  "Unhappy French Queens.  Of sixty-seven Queens of France only  thirteen have died without leaving their  stance composing  them  is  concerned,.. histories' a record of misery.    Eleven  were divorced, two executed, nine died  young, seven were soon widowed, three  cruelly treated, three exiled.; the poisoned and broken-hearted make up the  rest.  The Great Khan of Tartary.  The personal appearance of the Great  Khan, as described by Marco, was as  follows: "He is of good stature, neither  tall nor short, but of middle height..He  has a becoming amount of flesh, and  is very shapely in all his limbs. His  complexion is white and red, the eyes  black and fine, \\e nose well formed  and well set on." But the portrait of  Kublai Khan, drawn by a Chinese artist, does not exactly correspond with  the pen portrait given here by Marco.  We know also, from Marco's own u.'ir-  rative, that the Emperor was subject to  gout in his later, life, and we are led  to infer that he was rather corpulent,  as he is represented in the drawing  given by the Chinese artist.���������St. Nich*  olas.' - "  DEADLY WORK OF THE DTNAiilTE GUN  NEAR CAYAJ'ABCS.  ^ .When sound can go but in only one  direction it travels far. An old well at  ' Cerisbrodk'castle, Isle of Wight, is 1S2  feet deep. On a still day a phi can be  heard to strike the water.  London's Insane.  The London County Council has decided to spend ������1,000,000 on the provision of new asylums for the insane. The  expenditure is to spread over five years,  and at the close of 'that period it is believed that the provision of asylum accommodation will be fully adequate to  the wants of the metropolis.  Maceo ordered our gun forward, and  had it trained on the enemy. He stood  by the piece and observed us closely, as  we prepared to fire, and'when the report was heard he watched the result  with the deepest interest.  "The aim was too low and the shot  fell short of its mark. No one was injured,' but the effect of the explosion on  tlie ground where it struck apparently  astonished the Spaniards, for they  ceased firing for several minutes.  "During those minutes we were preparing for the second shot. The muzzle  of the gun was raised a little when all  Not for thirty years has the Birmingham tinplate trade been in so prosperous a state  Cross as a Signature.  The cross mark, still used occasionally instead of a signature, did not originate in ignorance. It was always appended to signatures in medieval times  as an attestation of good faith.  first oil painting after Nature: a handful of cherries.    'Why, that's fine,' he  said, 'and in future you must work seriously.' From that time on I copied plaster casts,  engravings and drew  from  Nature; and how much more agreeable  I found the work than I did studying  grammar and  arithmetic!      *      *      *  Soon after this I began to work at the  Louvre.    My costume and independent  ways gained for me the nickname of  'The Little Hussar' among the keepers  of the galleries.    My breakfast usually  consisted  of a one-cent  roll  and  two  cents' worth of fried potatoes, with a  .goblet of water from the fountain In  the courtyard below.   I made some important copies.     *    *     *    How many  of them I have copied, and I cannot  repeat sufficiently to young beginners  who wish to adopt the hard life of the  artist, to do as I have done: stock their .  brains with studies after the old masters.   It is .the real grammar of art, and  time thus employed will be profitable to -  the end of .their career."  There are three ex:Mayors of the  town in the newly elected City CouncU  of Bath, Me.  was in readiness and the command  given to fire. This time the aim was  perfect and the deadly projectile ��������� was  thrown over the brow of the hill and  Into the very midst of the Spanish  troops. The e'xplosionirb'rought consternation. The shot had done its frightful  .work, and the Spaniards, disappearing  A. Small   Meal.  Mr. Skinner���������Spare me, as I have a  wife and six children at home to feed.  Cannibal���������Say, you wouldn't make,  much of a meal for such a large family. I guess they'll not miss you.���������i  New. York Herald.  "Three short years ago I held an ele-. .  gant position in an apothecary shop.  To-day I am a policeman.    Verily, yea*  verily, have I been driven from pillec  to post"���������New York Press.  .1 J  .* ^1  "***��������� i  .4  .I  ' n  *ni  l\  4i  (J  ������*' , I-
Peripatetic  Belimons .D-sse-aii-iators.
Used in Siberia.^
The missionary railroad car, invented By an American clergyman, has
been taksu up "by the Russian church
authorities and four of these peripatetic
disseminators are how regularly used
in Siberia. 7-*ltB*vScientific American
'Illustrates the'style" of cars -used by
the Greek 'missionaries 'in lhe bleak
plains of. Siberia.- The car. is moved
from, station to 'station and the Siberian peasants liberally take advantage
of tEe Ch'ances thus,offei;ed for attending services. .The Russian cars are
fitted up with much of the.-rich barbarity and splendor of Oriental art. The
Interiors of the walls are covered with
painted images and'the car is provided
with an altar, a tabernacle, candelabra
and the trappings pertaining to the ritual of the-Russian Greek service. Access to this traveling church is had in
the usual way. t At. one end of the car
is a chime of bells and the top is-surmounted by, Greek crosses. The idea
was first used In the United States in
���sparsely settled, parts of the country,
such as" Montana.   It was' readily seized
' upon by English missionaries, .who or-
dered<"a"number'"of"these 'cars' built for
'India..-. Greek -priests^af once" saw the
-advantage derived from"the missionary
car and the Russian government commissioned a number of them for use in
Siberia,-where settlements"are far between and. the people can seldom attend divine service.
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Any Man   to  Drop'Two IWiles from a
Hot Aii* Balloon.' l?
David Hunter,,,' \yho���|has spent the
most of hii^26^ears';of.existence going up in hot air balloons and dropping
headforemost wjth a parachute from
the clouds, to earth,tbas now challenged
any man in the world* for a two-mile
balloon rise and parachute drop, for
$200 a side.    H&, imposes .these 'cbndi-,
tions:   Both men'to use a hot,air bal'r.
.... ..   .. ^-*n. ~
JT���   "t.   r
loon of equal size, with parachute attached, not over 42 feet from top to
trapeze-barand32 feet in-'diameter.each
balloon to have an atmosphere gaugo.
or string attached to record the height.
, The ^winner to be the* one who first
touches earth again. Mr. Hunter will
doubtless hunt his man some time.
The Artist Ziem's Queer Home.
��� Amusing  stories  are  told  of "Ziera,
' Wfao- lived in a house at the top "of the
rue Lepic on Montmartre. y-���Hisifiouse*'
gwas his castle in tne literatL serine; of
""the. word.   It was difficult to obtain*ad-:
mission, for the painter had an *$pcr*
��� - window ��� out tot which, he .always 'lp-0.k;:
ed when the bell rang, and inteiTOgated
his wohTci-be visitors: He hlTd a basket
which-lie/let. dp'Sy;n';by: a cord to-receive
packages^br messages, and. he "������slept in
a'wonderfid.���swingiiig-bed. .His.iioi\,se
was ai^ntidi^v^museuni, liluhuhated
''���: P'ersian.j'^anuscr'ipts; being part of ;ljis.
collection^ Some ;of ��� these. were worth
thousands of-francs,-but it was-impossible to persuade him to sell any of
them. In place of a newel-post on his
stairways stood the prow of a gilded
gondola, and, closely immured ih his
studio, he painted pictures of Venice,-,
and. bade defiance, to all who came lto
disturb his peace.-^Century. . ;    -
Not Cowards. **/;.������.������.������
"Anyway," said the rrian who likes
to 'make kind speeches, "our ball players are no cowards."
- "No?"':-said the .other man.        . .':��� <-". ���
"No, sir.    It is almost impossible, to
get them to run."���Indianapolis.Journal.    ... .    ���'.  :'J"> :';;;\"' .���;������'   :   . ���. ,.-"���'
"Well, naw that you are back, you
can tell u.s how much it costs tq go to
Europe." "All you've got and all you
can borrow over there."���Judge.
About Good Roads. r j
"Constant dropping wears away
stones,"'-'"and it. is, "only Jby-constant '.re--
minders by the press that the public
mind can be brought to-the sensiblu
conclusion that good roads are among
America's essentials.. They are not
merely wheelmen's wants, but wants
demanded by the comfort andrconvo-
nien.ee..of .everybody. It..doe3 not by
any means f611dw"-fttat because a man
has not a team of his own, or does not
ride a wheel, that he has not a direct
personal interest in the improvement of
roads. European countries "have long
recognized their merits, t and for centuries in some portions have enjoyed
their benefits. We, in America, have
only begun to appreciate, and mainly
In the immediate vicinity of large cities,
their great Importance.        ,      -      (
The importance of the subject demands a much wider-spread feeling of
Interest. While the area of the United
States Is too immense and the population too sparse to hope for many
years to-come, for a general good roads
system, yet great progress can be made
In sections of the country where farmers are prosperous,, and where .they
have occasion to use roads to a considerable extent In order to get the products of their farms, to railroad stations
for shipment to large cities and towns.
V/ere it possible to estimate the dollar
and cent'extra cost for repairs to wagons and carriages, the wear and tear
of horse, mule and ox flesh over wretched roads, and the dela-ys-cauaed-In winter by their impassability, the aggregate would be startling; and would, we
feel assured, aggregate a sum far in
excess of what "would be needed to'provide good'roads'ahd keep theiri Itfgood
condition. And jf, to the economy referred to, be added the Increased, value
of property, and last, but not least, the
'comfort of farmers and their families,
there would be overwhelming argument
In favor'of immediate action. The work'
is a-stupendous one. when viewed as
a whole, but a beginning once made
and the advantages clearly demonstrated, there would be steady Improvement.���West Chester (Pa.) Republican.
Seautiful.Creation   Contributed   to   a
Bazaar by the Presdent's  Wife.
One of the prettiest hi a collection of
dolls recently displayed at a New York
charity bazaar was that sent by Mrs.
Grover Cleveland,--\vho had taken a lively interest in the bazaar. It was a
chic brunette doll baby, dressed in a
long white fiobe, -with a bow of flowing
pink ribbon adorning the front. It was
universally' admired, aul brought a
handsome sum for the nursery, for tho
costume,   it  was announced,   was  de-
no w   TO   R5XAX.
Don't Do It!      7
It Is stated that when,Boadicea led
her army to battle she,-wore a man's
armor, but was always careful to leave,
her golden hair floating ov-er the'steel
links that all men might' know that she
was not a only warrior but'a' woman.
.���Queen Elizabeth, the most' shrewd,
and prudent sovereign of her day, when
she' held Important councils with ambassadors from - other countries, Pot
only, we are told, brought all-her learn-*.
ing,and,sagacity to bear-against them,'
but,"tricked herself in,.her most splen-
.dild"':apparel and rarest jevfels, using'
all'ltttle female arts to win them to-her
service." "       '
Victoria has laid deep the foundation
of her empire over her subjects in their
affections.- It is-not the hereditary
queen that -they "reverence so much as
the modest young ' girl, /tlie,. faithful
wife, the good, kindly woman ^n the
r;.The first lady, in our,own- land has
endeared herself to the nation not as a*
politician or social leader, but as a most
gracious gentlewoman.
It is a singular fact that no" -womap
has ever long Influenced-the world as
ruler, writer, or eyen reformer who
threw aside her feminine weapons. >
The charm of a^womanly woman ls*n
real power. . Her gentleness. ��� her delicacy, her modesty are real forces. The
girl who dresses like a man, who swaggers, who talks loudly, discusses risque
books and smokes cigarettes is like a
soldier who has thrown away his weapons before he goes into'ba'ttle. ���
. He* bicycle, for example, may be a
good, .useful thing, but she will not
Induce the public to approve of bicycles
for .women by appearing, on It as an
offensive earlcature of a man. She will
not' win the world to her cause, however just/Dy disgusting It with herself.
-Why should any of our girls throw
-away the. weapons which Gcd has given
them ?���Youth's Companion.
Success in Life.
If you wish success in" life make perseverance ' your bosom friend, experi-'
ehceyour wise'counsellor, caution your
elder.'-brother, and hope your guardian-
genius.-' :" ���'  ''"������.' ' - -''' _: ���''   '/ ',
^S:;r-'    ^MINI).  RKADIN6.    *       V''"^-.
. You can xead.a happy mind in a. happy-covm-
���ffilia'fi-ctS'-.-vvitli-bai'^iViuch penetration. That is
the sort of countenance that the quondam bilious sufferer or d vspeptic relieved by Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters wears. You-will meet, many
such. The great stomachic and alterative also
provides happiness for tlie malarious, the rheumatic-,-the weak and those troubled with inaction of tho'kidneys' and bladder.
The lord mayor of London wears a
badge of office which contains diamonds
valued at $60.0,000.    V ������:    :,
I know that my life was saved by Piso's
Cure for Consumption.���John A. Miller.
Au Sable, Michigan, April 21,1895.*        ,*
Go to any igrocer and
ask for Schilling's Besttea:
Japan, English, Breakfast,
Oolong, Ceylon, or the
Blend!,   ..s.,.;d ' :���,"���
He will pay you your
money back,.if" you don't
like it. ^
A. Schilling & Company
i'-an Francisco
signed by the 'mistress of the white
house, while her deft fingers did a 11" the
work-upon it,-no'small task, as the embroidery was 'exceedingly intricate,,
while the design.betokened mucn skill
and ingenuity.'''' It was the universal
comment that if Mrs. Cleveland should
be cast upon her own resources at any
time in the. future\ she could earn a
handsome liyelihood-as a modteie.    "'
Elaborate New Residence of  Mr; and
Mrs.   Wliituey. *
' William C. Whitney and his, bride
have a new million-dollar mansion,; at
Fifth avenue and Sixty-eighth street,
New York City. Mr. Whitney purchased
it recently from' A. L. Barber,, * who
bought it five years ago from R. 1-..
���Stuart's, estate for $562,000. The house
has been largely altered and improved,
and realty in the neighborhood lias'-ji-
h'anced very-much" in value in-the last
few years?   How much Mr.' Whitney
THlh��I~and.  Health.
The mental condition- nas far more
Influence upon, the bodily health than
is generally ^supposed. \It is no doubt
true that ailments,1 of the body cause
depressing and morbid, conditions oi
the mind," -but It is no' less true thai
sorrowful" and disagreeable emotions
produce disease In persons who/ uninfluenced by them, would be in sound
health; or, if disease is Dot produced,
.the functions "are disordered. - .
Agreeable emotions" set in , motion
nervous currents which stimulate
blood,*-brain, and every part of the system into healthful activity; while
grief, disappointment,-of feeling; and
brooding over present (sorrows or past
mistakes depress all the vital, forces.
To be physically well one must, in geu-
erel/be happy. The reverse is not always true;^ one may be' happy t and
cheerful, and yet be a constant sufferer
���In body._ /���'' "    l>   ;   .v
paid Mr. Barber is not known deflniiely,
but,the purchase price with the improvements will probably" exceed $1.-
000,000. Tlie ex-secretary has had his
own good taste for his guide'in the remodeling of his new home. The house
is constructed "of brown stouo and is
four stories high. Its architecture Is
peculiar but handsome, its most striking -feature being a great "dome that
comes out of the roof. Mrs. Whitn.iy as
mistress of this palace will have opportunity to occupy the position, apparently reserved for her, as lueen of New
York's best society.
The Shepherd and His, Sheep.
A gentleman and his wife traveling
in the Holy Land, while resting by.the
roadside became interested in a shepherd as he sought to lead his flock over
a stream. In vain he called to his "sheep
to follow .him through the shallow
waters, and again and again he coaxed
them on. They would come so far and
no farther. At last, as a final "resort,
he caught a little lamb arid bore it to
tlie .other 'side... Immediately the dam"
followed, and then the entire flock,
crossed-safely, to better pastures, and
cooler'shade. There was a lesson in
_ihat little, in.ci.de.ni" 'for, the "two travelers'. .It had-been,necessary in their
case, too, that the Good Shepherd
would bear their,only.child'across the
stream in. order to draw them closer to
Him. But their hearts had rebelled
against the will of God and they had
sought to bury their sorrow in distraction. As'the meaning of the lesson
came more.fully upon them .they accepted the great truth it -"tafjght; and
not only did they find healing for their
own broken hearts and shattered hopes
but were used of God in bringing hope,
and comfort into many another ^burdened and darkened life.���Ladies'
Home Journal.
More Real than Romantic.
Miss ' Passee ��� And���the funniest
thing���how do you suppose Mr. Stirk-'
umm proposed to me?
Kohlspring���-Well. I should say���er
���in the dark���Buffalo Times.
A Lover's Compliment. .
"A pretty thing in gloves," she said.    -
"I wish to get a perfect glove."
"The prettiest thing in gloves," said he,
"Are those white hands of yours, my
���Boston Courier.
Cold weather, whether-damp or dr-y, will
produce, even if we are extremely careful, *
sudden soreness and stiffness of, the'limbs
and muscles. This ia much owing to sudden change of temperature from a warm
room to out-door air. Cold contracts and
warmth expands or relaxes, and it is for
tbis reason that *when_one is sore and stift
from sudden cold, the application of St.
Jacobs Oil brings immediate and'sure relief, as it gives warmth and relaxation to
the stiffened muscles and makes supple the
sore and cramped limbs. With a vigorous
rubbing with this-great remedy for-pain-
no one need suffer with soreness and stiff',
ness more than a very short, time. It is
especially the best remedy for suffering
where we require a prompt cure; and it is
particularly the best because its cures are
permanent. ,	
With LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot
reach the beat of the disease? Catarrh is a
blcod or constitutional disease, and in order to
c re it you must tillce internal remedies. Hails
Cauirrh Cure is taJ'on internally, and actb directly on the blood and mucous aurnices. llall s
Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine. It was
���pres-cribed by one of the best physicians in this
country for voars, and is a regular prescription. 'It is composed of the best tonics known,
combined with the best blood purifiers acting
directly on the mucous surfaces. The .perfect
combination of the two ingredients is what
produces such wonderful effects in curing
Catairh.   Send for testimonials, free.
, F. J. CUKNJSY & CO ,-Props., Toledo, O.
Sold bv druggists, price 75c. ���    , ���
Hall's'Family Pills are the best.     -      <
Gladness Comes
With'a better -understanding* of the
transient nature of the many physical ills, which vanish before, proper ef-
forts���gentle efforts���piearvant. 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 system, which the pleasant
family laxative, Syrup of Figs, promptly removes. That is why it is the only
remedy with millionsof families, andis
everywhere esteemed so highly by all
who value good health. Its' beneficial
effects are due to the fact, that it is the
one remedy which promotes internal
cleanliness without debilitating the
organs on which it acts. It is therefore
all important, in'order to get its beneficial effects, to note when you purchase, that you have the g*',-\uine article, which is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co.-only and sold'by
all reputable druggists.      .
If in the enjoyment of g-ood health,
and the system 'is regular, laxatives or
othef'remedie8 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 r
Figs stands highest and is most largely   ,
ited and gives most general satisfaction.
"Just Don't Feel Well,"
DR. GUKN'S I 111m   B|| I O
are tha One Thing to use. ,
Only One for a Dose.
Sold 1>T Drut-rgiatB st 25c. * box
Samples mailed f roe. Aadreaa
Dr.Bosanko Med. Co. Phila. Pa.
UnUlwl Cared It. 10 to SO I����T<*-."KoPar til)
M. M. Nicholson, who lives at the
corner of Curran and Anderson Sts., Atlanta, Ga., bad a cancer for years.
It first appeared on his lip and resembled a fever blister; but spread rapidly
and soon began to destroy the flesh.
His father and uncle had died from
Cancer, and he sought the'best" medical
aid in different cities, but it seemed impossible to'check the disease. Several
operations were performed but the cancer always returned. This continued
for years until the partition in his nose
':,���.... *; and his -entire upper, lip were eaten
away. All treatment having.proyed
futile, he looked
upon death as the
only relief.
"Some one recommended SVS.S."
.he. says, "and
=a few bottles afford-:
led some relief; thus
encouraged I continued it, and
it was not long be-.
fore the progress of
the disease ^ seemed checked. . I persevered '" in its
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Cancer is in the blood and it
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yj\ 11 *  Vi  >������****nr.*--*!'**^-5*-fc&-5^^  !3������ii*jaBtf,-������Jtri*tWStiT .^.���������������������������������������������������������������^������������������-fri'aSM-***^^  ,-**--  a**K������S������^qj*^-yew^-^*^iti-������T*^  (���������������---*MWiiJ-*W'-*-*^^  I   -  if;  'J  V ,������  !., ,'  ���������<" *���������  G. A. McBain & CoH*,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.  ������������������^  ���������*������������������������������  LOCALS  ^  />  X  Boys' clothing for $l' at Leiser's,  Coal On. J1.55 per tin at Ltiscr's;  Albaaa 13 oa h������r way to biie coast.  Mr.El  McKira of Jerri*   Inlet raturao d  '-   Wednesday.  New dress goods just arrived at Leiser's  dp-;. P.'d-j-nii of ������jj  i-lory  >(    fits   "Sea.-.*  '    h<n baea so n.s d������/a ���������*��������� to vu.  T'l*)   CileJjni.ia    S������oiefcy,     c-nnpos.jd    o  S*jj .-"..j'3'i, of coar^a, c^leurAte-j.i oa N'o-.id-iy  '���������Cook Stoves fcr coal at McPhee and  Moore's. '    ���������  '    Mr.U P.MoL aa, w'.ia hii  beaa uc> ia the  Kxtaiiy re^ua  aiaj-n  Uit   fill,   rofcarujd  --,.- Wednesday.  Remember the Bankrupt Stock S;ile at  ;   Leiser's.  Visiti ng   cards   printed   at   the  News  Office in neat script.'    -.   . .  l'ia   tf& lain*   M;uhvi   a^aia -   changed  ' ha ids.     Mr. I>iinmc>r<j.li-.������s of c'aa P.uari'-'i--  er, is uoiv the paolidh'sr.    .  Mining Shoes  at Leiser's for $i a pair  Subscribe  for  THE  News   $2.oc   per  nnum.; ' .   *  Mr. Gjo-ialay will  lecture .at Goiircsaayi  Hall, tau.Tadisli/ avoiiUj*, ���������llujcrftcinj   hii  ,  lej:ufa witii hi* ini-^uifijaat uaigic Uusttrn.  Eric Duacah's uew volume   of  poems  for  sale at T. D. McLean's.  Girls' School  Button   Boots, for 90 cts  ;t'Leiser  ��������� Mm M'jArbhur ail child.-ea arrival from  Nd^* B.-uaificc oa WeiiiJddty to joia Mr.  M ���������ArDt������ir/Nvli-j hx% baia   hjrj aj.nd in>uca3.  ���������* ���������Big reduction in shoes to make room  or the new stock, at McPhee & Moore's".  ���������At T.D. McLean's,   may be aeaa  some  line bibles, in cloth aud finest  morrocco,   at  all prices, also prayer and hymn books' and  ' a fall line of tho poets. ,  Taa Ctloaisb diaioi thai fc"*i9   E.   and   N.  railwiy oe -ha D i'U o iir* art*  laser mooJ   ia  .   the  pi'ajaoi of eha railway ferry  aaroaa   the  gulf.    This aetlas  that  wo suppose,    but  thea who ara the parcios ? '   ������  ' Ladies, have you seen .those fine shoes ia  N������ Parks' window?  Received at Willarde, a fine line of bug"  gy wnips, rasgin'gor from 15 Jo 25 cents.  The new' oifioarj of Hiram Ladga No. 14  A-P.4A.ll. wara, installed Djajmliir 28-a  ^ /j, fotlowrs: VV. M , H.Statvart; ' S. IV.. T.  B:������o!tensel!; J.W., T Rwdborou-^h; '* S D ,  Dr. Mill-aril; J.D , E. Mawhamp; 0. oi C,  R Gilmore; SfcoMrirds, .M.Mithecsou aud VV.  Vjles; Tyler, J.Ptercy..  -" 'Tne Union Dramacio Society will give a  ' dramatic eatbrtainuient on Saturday, 30th,  , Inst,   ac  Caiuberiand   Hall,   wheu   "Bainey  Ba-ker" and '-Old Go-jsebarry," two amusing  plays* will be presented.  *--A full line of Patent  Medicines, etc.  at McPhee & Moore's  The K. of P. ball at Courtenay, Feb. 4  c  B/imembsr the ,wmstrela  to-uight.    The  only "Billy Aadarson" in hi* graceful tlmoe  a-id a3 the poliCv*:iiaa ia "Iriaii  Ju^ic**.'*   is  c   worth the eaSraaoti (aa charged.      Aud then  Mateer!  Thare   vvill   bo nti;v sougs, and  She   mam-  bora  are all amah uiora faai'liar  with   their  redpactive parts, bj th^ psrforui-iiica any bj  arpao^al to bj area bjscar  taaa  cho  previ-  oua one.  Ontario apples at McPhee and Moore's.  Bargains in white  and.colored  Shirts  at Leiser's.  Rev. Mr. L-vsraa lectured at Courtenay,  Wsdadsday evening Jan. 18uh oa "The  C lining Man" bsfore a fair hoase. Riv. Mr.  Taib presided. A few remarks tnada before  tho lecture commecoed by Mr.Barns. Inspector'of tho Biard of E ioeation who expressed rogre!; that the lecturer had not chosaa  .for his subjeob "The Coining Wo nan."  At tha cioja of tha leaiaro . re-n-*rk<< were  made af an appreoiativo cUaraoter and a vote  of thanks givoa the lecturer.  ������������������A fine assortment of Naval and  Japan oranges, California lemons at  McPhee & Moore's.  Oi Saturday, tha Uaio-i D.-aaiifeio  Sojie-  ty,. will present two bright  oomodies.    The  names of the oast are a  guarantee  that the  performance will be a good one.    Mr.   Eckstein's nims is a nevvoae to a  Union audi*  eaoa, but we f-eal assured be  oau  act.    We  ara sorry Dr. Wo-ifc������vj.>d is not dowa oa   tbe  progra'n.-ne, as he    was the acknowledged  star of the oompaay , laafc  winter,   hoWv-pr  we are promised another performance   when  we hop j tha doofcer will favof us by   taking  part. - '  .  "M.en'is   new styles   in   Hard  and   $oft  Kats'at Leiser's.  Buy your sugar at Leiaer's $5.25 per cwt  . Lovers 0/ the .dance should  remeij^er  K- of P. -Jiali February 4thnat Ayricujtu-  - yal Hall. \  la the dramatic entertainment on Saturday "night, the following will appear r  Messrs L. P. Eckstein, W. Hutchinson,  W. Anderson, Mrs. Wesfcwood, Miaa Shaw  iiftd Miss L'-t'ura Al������ri*tn3. Two attraotiv*  ������l������.ya will he preseatcd. j  On Saturday, Edward, an Indian, for  ag^ault npun a half breed girl was sentenced to six months.  The riiflie of A. Lindsay's boat will come  off Wednesday evening at the^Union Hotel.  Early Sunday morning, John Price, John  Kes-er and several other white men in company with three native women from Comox  raucherie, were haying a small potlach in  one of WiLou's calniic*, when Officers Hut-  chinsoa and Scharschmidt bri>ke, up , the  pport nn-eAhig Price and tiie three Kloutuh-  jaen. Irs the police ������>mri, Mondiy, Price  ���������^���������acs fiu-i $oQ 0:������ and cyst*; or four ai'ii.ths.  John, Kelly aaa-.e saate-ioe, cha-rge: aupyly-  >ny, liquor  to I'-d-ans.  NOTICE.  (  Cumberland and Union Waterworks Company   Ltd.  Union, B. C.  Tenders will be received by',  the above .Company, for the  construction of a rock dam in  Hamilton Creek, Nelson District. Tenders to be closed  on 27th, January 1897.- Plans  and specifications can be seen  by applying to the Secretary,  ���������    '   Frank B. Smith,,   .  Secretary.  - * ��������� * ���������  .MI I ^sT ST BEL  ENTERTAINMENT  Will bo Given; by the  K urrtber land  ���������at-  Take E. Pimbury & Co's  Balsamic Elixir for coughs  and colds.,  PIKBT'SrHALL,  r * . j  Tfl-NBII  SURE!,  Doors opoa' at > 7:80    Trouble   com-  at 8 o'clock sharp.  Popular prices of admission.  S������  L.  P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister,, Solicitor. Netary Public  Olflc*:��������� Piral    Straat;    *tXalba, B.   Q-:  Ispimalt k Nanaimo Ey.  Time   Table   No. - 27,  To take effect at 8 a.m.  on Monday NoT.  2nd. 1896.    Trains run ������n Phcinc  Standard time.  GOING NORTH  I Daily. | Saf dy  Lv. Victoria Cor Nanairco and |- a. M. 1 p. m.  UelJingtOB  j   8.C0   I    3.20  j4r. Nanitiino  [   11.46 ]   6.38  Ar. W'ollington "|   12.#0 |   6.56'  GOING  SOUTH.    ^^  "        ' "     ���������    ���������'* !     T     AM   |    '*������ M~  I DaUy. | Saf dr.  Lv. Wel.iag:toH for Viekorl i ] . 8.30 |   S.30   "  Lv. Xanainaofor Vict������rin. .    ]   $4Q |   8.46  ,\r. Victoria  |   12.2U j    TOO  < <i'  ' For rn.t*j������ ������ad iciormation apaly at Com*  puoy's officea,'  A. DUK.SN (Jill.' JOSEPH BUKTER.  Prealduat.        , ������������������ ���������     Qen'l SupL  ' H.K.PRIOn. "    -  -  Oen. FroiKKt and PasMi>B������r Agt  YARWOOD  &   YOUNG  BARKISTER8 and. SOLICITORS  Carner of Bastion and Coonmeroial  <   Streets, Nanaimo,'B. C ���������   *  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunemuir-  Avenue, B.' OV   "    c>  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday  of  each month and remain ten daya.-  School and office stationery  at E. Pimburv.   &   Co'   drugs  ������   ,      , .. .  store.  M. J. HENRY,  NURSERYMAN  ���������    AND'  FLOEIST  POST OFFICE ADDRESS  Mount Pleasant     Vancouver B. C.  -~ Send for new 6o page Caitalogiie before  placing your orders for Spring -IMantiaR,  if you are interested in-saving'money for  yourself arid -getting good stock of first  hands.  Most complete stock oi Fruit and  Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Etc.,  in the Province.  Thousands of small Fruit Plants lad  Vines of leading varieties, suitable for  this Climate: ,  Fertilizers,   Agricultural   Implements,  Spray Tumps, Etc., best to be kad.  No Agents. List tells you all aboar it.  ^Eastern Prices or Less.  Greenhouse, Nursery and Apiery  604 Westminstkr Road.  8UWDAY 8E&VZ0BS  8ft. 6k*kok'������ Pkbobytjckiam Chvech���������  Rev. J. A. Logan, pastor. Servieaa at It a. <  m. and 7 .p. m. Sunday School at 2:39. <  Y.P.S.C.E..at  cloae   of -evening   'service.  Mkthouirt Ohuech��������� Service! at the  uaoal hours morning and evening. 'Rmr. W.  llicke. pastor. >  Tkimity Chuhch���������Services in' the evening.    Rev. J. X. Willemar, rector.   "  "i" ���������'   ' ������������������' 1       '        ��������� 1-.       ���������   ,        ' II "5  8UBSC1UBE FOB "THIE NEWS.*'  $2.00 PEB, ANNtJM      .  Dry Q<)qds JDepartn^erit  y  t-.-'-.. t?\  -r   *i   "S.-i-*-  ......... ,,.il# _     ^  ���������ff '���������  NCING  .lawuARY mm, mi.  ���������sarss  rrr-ir"  m.  ~*Ud  u&cyrWfiZ&PPPEaggf&g^  f Dry Croods  The late stock of Henry .'Collins Vancouver���������consisting    of  Dress  Silks,   Ribbons,  Trimmings,   Jackets, Fine Underwear,   Clothing,  thousand other lines.  ���������*- i  The above goods were all bought for this season's trade, and are of the latest styles, and will be sold at Half Price. The dry goods department will be  closed Friday 22nd, inst., to prepare for the above sale.  ���������K  TC^ffj^TT^B^nry  ture andHardware Dep t.  We have a full car-load of furniture on the way and expect to open up in.two weeks.  <>w"*w������-������������������----***^--������--*^^  t   inmi.i������������.������. .-���������.*���������..^ "'  "     ���������!��������������������������������������������� i        1       1 ���������  ������������������.���������-������������������������������������! 11 ��������� 1 11    1       ��������� 1 ������������������ ��������� i. ���������������������������.������..   1    , ���������      w   1 ��������� 1 ���������   ������������������ ���������    1   i���������^ii^- 1        ������������������-���������������������������    ���������������������������^ ������������������ '������������������ ���������'������������������     ���������'      I      *  Grocery Departjnei.t  A full line of Groceries, flour, feed, etc.; always on hand at lowest prices.  Terms: Strictly Cash, 30 Days,  -4  v������  4i  t  <l]  i  s  &%  *4,  L I**!!  1  \  J.i  01  li  '(ti  Goods,  and a  -a1  -  n  '      f!  ���������  xUi  ��������� '*���������''���������'       . . ���������*  ' ��������� ���������    - * -..  ���������    ������������������ 1  AI  weeks.  >fi'  1  ��������������������������� 4  m  m  &  hi  Si  . .--*������.���������/-'���������"'������-*���������-


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