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 SIXTH    YEAR  CUMBERLAND,  B, C.   [Formerly   Union]'      TUESDAY JULY   5th.,  1898  WEEKLY      Edition  /  f For the choicest .meats we are,head   quarters.  {) li you have not tried  our noted sausages,  bologna and head cheese,, you should dp  so at once. Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter1, salmon bellies, Mackerql, etc.    .  ^SHIPPING SUPPLIES    ,       ���������,  h  lp  ���������-������?"^,*t������. *  GIDEON HICKS.  ASTHUE WHJSELEB,  P.O. Box 2 XX  00  Hit.  Victoria, B. C.  Dealers in New and Second-hand Pianos and Organs..  BERLIN (Berlin, Ont.,),MASON & RISH (Toronto, Ont.,) BUSH & GEOTS (Chicago, III.)  AU kinds of Sheet Music kept in stock.  Orders promptly attended to.  TUNING and REPAIRING.  Cumberland representative Rev. Wm. Hicks."  Concert* aVb  tlie   Methodist    Church.  There was a most excellent program  presented at the Methodist Church on  the 28th. .'..-'���������  Mr Gideon Hicks, sang with his usual  good effect, adding new laurels to his.  account  Rev.   Mr.   Hicks   sang-   the    "Battle.  Hjmr. of the Republic.*," and "Men of lhe  .J-Iorth," t,wo  patriotic  hymns,, with niuch  feeling and was loudly applauded.  Miss Armson was particularly pleas-  vng in her readings and was greeted with  a warm welcome when she appeared.  \n. a duet with. IVIr. G. Hicks they were  recalled and sang, again delightfully.  The cream and strawberries were-plentiful and very good, and the attendance  was fair.  The decorations 0f flowers and. ferns  about the chaqcel, with.the Union Jack  ���������and the Stars and Stripes hung side by  against the wall behind the-choir..  . Camara's  ITleot.  A dispatch from New* York, July 41 h  says th^.t a cable from Madrid reports  Admira-i Canjara's, fleet, is delayed in  Egypt at the entrance, of the Suez be-.  cause the Spanish govern men-t beieive it  flight now be useful, at homs. impelling  $!)& 'enemy's d.es.cer).t..  Dewey's Doings.  Admiral Dewey's  dispatch to.navy department is to this effect:  Kingston, July 4th ���������Three transports,  and the Charleston arrived yesterday,  'lhe Charleston captured a fort in the  Ladrone Islands on 21st ujt. She  brought the Spanish officers from the  gasrison six office us, and 52 men to Manila. ' 0,n the -29th Spanish gunboat Cyte  came out of a river near Manila and  surrendered, having exhausted her-arriu-  nition and food,, repelling an attack of  the insurgents. She had on board- 62  officers and 94. naval.  Terms of Surrender. Considered.  Washington,.-July 4th���������It is now  admitted by the wai; department  they have a dispatch from, (^o.  Shatter regarding th������. deniand for  the surrender of Santiago,, and the  mention of a tru.ee in Schafter's  dispatch.' just given out further confirms the report that the terms of  surrender have been considered.  Dunsmuir is  District.-,  the  rn.an   fojc   the  DESTRUCTION  OF  THE FLEET.  -*      t  Washington, July, 4th���������The following received: "Sibney, July 3d:  The fleet under my command offers'  the nation aa a Fourth pf July present the destruction of the whole of  Cervera's fleet. Not one, escaped.  It attempted tc escape at 8;3Q p.m.  and at 2 a.m. the Cristobal Colon  had run ashore sixty miles west of  Santiago, and let down her colors.  The Infanta Maria Teresa,, Oquen-  do, and Vizcaya were foroed ashore;  burr- jd and blown to atoms, within  20 miles of Santiago. The Furor  and Pluton were destroyed within  four miles of port. ' Our loss wa8  one killed, and two wounded., The  "enemy lost. several hundred from  gun fire, explosions, and drowning.  About 1300 prisoners were taken;  including Admiral Gerwra."  signed,   Sampson.  ���������>    %  How tho New* was Becerred.  Washington, July *4th-rShafter,  Commander of the U.S. land forces,  wired: u^Then the news of the dis*  aster * of the Spanish fleet reached1  ������������������ -. k -  1 the  front, it was during? a.* truce.  The band managed *to get its instru  menls in line and played "The Star  Spangled Banner-/' and "There will  be a hot   time   in   the  old   town  to-night."   The   officers,  and,men  without even the shield of tents,  have been   soaking   wet  ior   five  days.  BATTLE OF SANTIAGO  The despatch t boat off Juaqua,  July 3.���������The battle of Santiago has  raged all day and at 4 o'clock this-  afternoon the American troops are  thundering at tbe fortifications of  doomed city. Since day-*hreak  Gen. Shatter's army has. fought its -  way across two and a half miles  , of bitterly contested and strongly  fortified country;- and the entire  line from left to right is within gun  shot of   Santiago.   The  American  We are sti  ���������r r- -1 V  1    ���������   'i.  And we do not want the Earth with Cumberland and Union thrown in, but.  I. t 1  we do   want your monthly orders for:  1  ��������� ���������1^���������^-.H������������������ .-i--M.nl**. -      .-���������,���������,���������   ,-     ��������� -,���������*....������������������.-,       ������������������,,.-..      ..,-,��������� ������������������ rfl-.lM.,    ������������������ ��������� ���������������������������  ��������� ���������   ��������� 1��������� *m.  . f C  Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Glassware, Tinware,  Hardware, Hats,;tCaps, Ready-made Clothing, Ladies' Summer Vests , Shirtwaists, and Wrappers, etc., etc.  - ''-^^_W_w'^% * ���������   ' '  I'wVf "A.*wge stock of Pickles, Jams,  Jellies,  Catsups,  /    ' ���������*<$&$* .'' >'-W '^k' - ' '  . 'Lv***-'1      Y'Jfs1 E-iearuits,  and  Marmalades, just opened up.  -ti  d-".  &A  FIVE LARGE 4lb., BARSS&FiS'OAP for $i.oo     -     ',  ���������   *$'' - ..        ;        ���������     *  Finest Line bf Toilet Soaps in Town. <*-. ���������  McPHEE .&'''MOORE.  ,'." '   ���������    ��������� .���������'���������������������������' ���������    '        '." ,    ���������    '  '    ���������"   '  L-i.-*  To the Electors of Goi-QQX District  V,y,  ��������� *-,-������������������'  Creamery  GKNT1BMBN;��������� ' '���������'���������������������������,. 7?  '      ." , r ���������* i '       * i*''i'i >;  Finding it might ,be impossible to see alt the voters ef this   ,v'   '  District before Election day, I hereby ask you for your support on the following plat- >  form* ��������� ������������������ -' -Y,"���������    ,,-> ?_  * My Policy is a progressive Policy, and I shall support the present Government "  .in all measures that I believe will be to the benefit of this- Province,   and  especially   ',',-,,;  Comox District.    If the Government should bring in any measure into the House   '.. Y  *-*h.ch I consider would not^havethe support of my constituents, I will notify them" to '! ���������'- r-"  "send me their*Approval of any such legislation before casting my vote.    I believe I   -   J  'am in a ���������fiosition'.to be pf great service to you all; and if you,honor me with your sup-**   _T>1'  1pon by .electing me as your^representative,m the Local Legislature, I can assure", "you -'���������*" \y  that 1 will lookafver the interests of your District; and .all communications-addressedj-- ''<'''-" '  to me w*lVbe carefully attended tot * , *���������,<'*-'  I shall endeavour to have established at Comox, a Creamery, and'use  every effort to make the same successful.       ' "��������� ���������   - '*���������'-  n ��������� f *  UnaTllffll ^e ^n,on Hospital should receive a grant from tee Government o  nUuyiudi($3ooo)three thousand dollars annually, which I shall use every endear  our to get. -  QT������inH"Q'n<^ne 'nc-ustt'y I should like to see in Comox District, that is a Smelter.' ���������  Oilluluul We have the coal, coke, and fire clay to make the bricks, ani my company is no-v erecting Brick--works for manufacturing bricks and fire clay. We have  all the fluxes required on Texada Tsland, and by all accounts abundance of ore at  Shoal Bay and the northern part of your District. It is to my interest to see a* smelter in your District, and what is to my interest, I think is to yours. By having a  smelter means the employment of hundreds of men, which will give the farmers a  naat&et fox their produce.  "RoiItT Woila ^y comPany W-M soon nave completed a transfer service between-  JJCullj    JlLCtllb the City of Vancouver and Union Bay, which will carry the C. P.  R. Railway cars, with coal and coke, making a daily service between those two points  and \ shall use everv means with your member for the Dominion to get for your District a Daily Mail Service; and rt will not be the fault of your local member���������if I  have the honor to be so called���������if this is not done.  Since my visit in canvassing in your District, I   have   travelled   over   the  most of your roads, and I find that some of them are in a very good   con-  ������������������ /--  .*i,l*;<. I  ,*-j<'**Si**l  *. ;M  Roads  losses  are* over   1,500  killed   aa.d    ditipn^and others I naust say are almost impassaole.   That is another   thing,   which  i  wounded, and the Spanish loss ran  up into the hundreds..   The  Spanish strongholds at C&ney  and  El  Passa have been captured,, and Fort  Aquadoras, just off the   coa&ty has  been blown to ruins by the guns of  the fleet.    A divit-ion of 4000 Americans were engagedi. when the battle  began  at, day-break.     The    news  put the troops in a fever of excite--  ment.    aiad the night was spent in-  cheering  and   singing.    The first  shot was fired at 8:40.     The^ gttns*  of two batteries trained  on Caney,.  made the place so hot that theene-  my.   finally-    retreated.      At    11  o'clock the American-fire broke* the  Spanish Hue, a.n&-'they-retreated;, tc*  w,u.rds the fortifications.    The h^ad.  e������L fighting of; the day has been, on,  tlv^ right flank*.     Loss  is  repoi&Ud  hea/vy.  Santiago Su^otinded.  Washington, July 4th���������The Warr  Department has just given  out the  following: "Santiago July 3d���������Tonight  my   lines, completely   sur-  1 afteets my intereats> and yours also. The better condition the roads are in, you wilt  be able-tita get yaar produce to market so- much cheaper, and I will be able to sell"  much- m*o������e* land and get the country settled upv which will be a benefit to you 0 and,  aie.   So I* will use every endeavor in my power to get good roads in your District.  I would recommend fslie District to.be d-yided off into sections, and from   each  section, a road commigsiioner.,should be appointed by the settlers; and those   commissioners to have the-ui-ght to, say,, how the money should be expended:,on the roads^  in,  the different sections..   This, ofcourse cao, all be arranged by having a public   meeting of the- far-mens,. v  Tfhe Tr-.unk: voad. batween W'eltington and Comox, will be completed*  this   fall,,  and! the-graott from, the Government, which will De granted from year  to   year,, wili  be ej^pesdedl Q-Qi the* extension of the Trunk road to Campbell River; and to the headi  off the Island-     I;f   I   have   the   honor  to  be  your  representative   I   do  not think  tihat  you will ever  regret it.    As I have said before, your interests are my interests,  and we should work together for the interest of our District.    It i> !'or you, gentlemen,,  to choose the best man to represent, your interest; so-now I shali leave the matter in.  gou-r hands.. Yours .Truly,.  JAMES DUNSMUIR..  round the town from the bay on  the north of the- city to a point on  the San Juan river on the south..  The enemy holds from the west  end-oft the San Juan from the  : mouth. The division under Gen.  H���������- fought to-night some distance  away."   signed,   Shafter.  Take the. Evening. N.e.w.s.  25c a  w.e.ejfc.  IF YOU  Wish,  a good   fit.  go.  o Mc Leod the ta"������>pr-  Delivered daily by us in Cumberland}  and Union.    Give us a trial..  HTJGH GEANT & S03M.,  VOTE.   FOR   DUNSMUI'Ii v<  V$  i  4^ '^V  Subscribers who do not receive their paper  re?ularly will please notify us at once. - ,  Apply at the office for advertising rates.  THE NEWS.  WOMEN WIELD THE SWORD.  CUMBERLAND. B. C.  Odds and Ends.  it is  In order co hold a big " blow out  necessai-y to " blow in" a, good deal.  , It's a hard  blow to a town to have a  cyclone strike it.  No wonder gas iaeters run fast; they are  ������o light-footed.  Are the  members of  the sixty-second  regimenc minute men ?  Vou can get shot.* at the ammunition  ���������tore and half shot nt the saloon.  Unless the ghost walks the business cannot run.  It makes some men "nutty" to be asked  to "shell out."  It isn't hard for a borrowed umbrella to  keep lent.  A man's life should be like a good watch  oase���������full of good works.  Too much alcohol does not help a man  ,   60 preserve his equilibrium.  "Wedding notices should be published  an:ler the head of " lmifrirnonial noose."  How long would it require for a watch  ���������jaining five minutes a day to become  alowP  The actor should not tire of his vocation  because there is so much play mixed with  his work.  Next to a love valentine, a street crossing during a winter thaw is the slushiest  thing we know of.  Every bachelor marries for money/ be-  . eause he always hopes to change his poor  quarters for a better half.  c   If   the  neighbors'   children   were   our  ���������hildren we could- discover. more reason*  why their parents are fond of them.^^..  Tho man who desires to enjoy more com*  . forts than he would have his neighbors  anjoy is a restrained outlaw and highway  robber.  The reason why most singers of classical  gongs are encored is because the audience  ' hopes to hear some popular air they can'  ���������enjoy.  It.is remarkable how the opinions of  -buyer and seller differ regarding the value  l>f a scratch on a new red wagon when it  ���������l_ offered for sale.  "If you'll give me time, judge," said the  -julprit, "I'll show you I can reform."  And tho kind-hearted judge answered,  ''Very well! I'll give you ninety days."  Fashionable Feinit-inity Fascinated by the  ' Deadly Weapon.  The sword has a strango fascination for  women. Many of the best fencers in  America and Europe are of the gentler sex.  New York women took up the fad some  time ago. One sot of young women went  in for it quite extensively.  When Pauline Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt and  Miss' Suttun were subdebu-  The Great Ribbon Muddle.  He entered the shop hurriedly, with  the air of a man whose mind was filled  with a weighty commission.  Those whom he passed at the door  beard him muttering under his breath a  formula, which he seemed to fear might  slip away and be lost. He approached the  counter like one who wishes it were well  over.  "I wish to get," he said, boldly, "some  ribbon for a red baby."  The shop girl's blank stare seemed to  arouse,him to a,sense of something lack-  in*T. '. , '  "'That is," he said, "I should like soma  baby for a red-ribbed ono."  The shop girl was smiling broadly  now, aud four errand boys, a shop walker,  and seven lady customers gathered and  smiled in unison.    He began again:  "That is���������of course ���������you know ���������I  mean���������some red-ribbed baby for ono���������  that is���������some red ribs for one baby���������some  one's red baby's ribs���������somo baby for'one  red rib���������somo���������thunder and guns 1 Where's ���������  tho way out?" '  Ho departed at a rim.  "I wonder," said the shop girl, thoughtfully, an hour or so afterward, "if he  could have meant red baby ribbon?"  --*-������-���������  ���������*���������  ���������*-������  ������������������+-H  >-������+���������-���������  Most Rubbers are Uncomfortable  It is no wonder that rubbers which are not the same  'shape as the boot should be uncomfortable.   It costs  money to employ skilled pattern makers but the result  is a satisfactory fit. '   -.  Each year the Granby Rubber Co. add new pat- ;  terns to fit all the latest shoe shapes therefore  Granby  Rubbers  ARE ALWAYS  UP-TO-DATE.  A Shrinkiii"' Affair.  "Those undershirts I bought here last  month," he began.   ,  "I remember it," said the clerk, "it was  a great bargain. Do you find them warm  enough?"  "They were warm enough when I first  put them on, but I didn't think to inquire  about them this morning."  "Inquire about them?"  "Yes. Ever since they were washed the  baby has been --wearing them. Now, if  you have anything that isn't quite so  much of a bargain and is a little more  likely to remain nay size, I'd like to sea  them.���������St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  EMMA STEEGE. ���������.���������_  tantes, they attended every morning Professor Jacoby's academy. For the perfecb  development of every muscle, the rounding of unbecoming angles and for smoothing out inartistic lumps of flesh'there is  nothing so successful as scientific fencing.  Emma Stcege, whose skill as a swordswo-  man is world renowned, has succeedod in,  securing many devotees fox*, this healthful  exercise-at tho German capital. She received her training from her husband, who  was fencing master at the Berlin university. She is tho cleverest fencer in Europe. In her school of fencing aro seen the  most fashionable and exclusive women of  the city. '       ,   SCIENTIFIC WRESTLING.  Minard's Liniment Cures Garget in Cows.  Dyspepsia and indigestion.���������C. W. Snow  & Co., Syracuse, N. Y., ' writes : "Piease  send us ten gross of Pills. We'������*.'������* selling  more of Parmelee's Pills than any-other  Pill we keep., They have a great reputation for the cure of Dyspepsia and Liver  Complaint."*-1 Mr. Charles A. Smith, Lind-  sriy, writes: ''Parmelee's Pills are an  excellent medicine. My sister has-been  troubled with severe headache, but these  oills have cured her."  They, are honestly made of Pure Rubber.  Thin, Light, Elastic, Durable.  Extra thick at ball and heel.  Granby Rubbers wear Ifke Iron.  ���������in II   ���������������!   in 1     im   in    M������������������!!���������  ���������-*>  ���������4-H  _**U^mmm  Western Assurance  Company.  A school teacher lately put the question  "What is the highest form of animal life?"  _  "The giraffe!" answered a bright mem* - on" motion,' adopted,  ber of the class.  ���������; . __     ���������'���������   \  "    - Saucy.       '      *��������������������������� J  Fidgefy Lady���������But what am I to dof  The Annual meeting of Shareholders warn  held at the Company's Offices in Toronto,  Feb. 25th. The President.' the Hon. Geo.  J_.   Cox,   occupied the chair.  The following- Annual Report ot the Directors, with,accompanying Financial Statement, was then read by the Secretary, and,  vix.: '"    ,'  can't ride with my back to the engine,  .'Insolent youth���������Better speak to th������  guard.- He'll turn the train round toob-  lige you.  , Worms cause feverishness, moaning and  restlessness during sleep. Mother Graves'  Worm Exterminator i.s pleasant, sure and  effectual. If your druggist has noue in  stock, get him to procure it for you.  A.   ITorin   of   Athletics   Which   Promotes  Harmonious Development.  Wrestling is growing in favor among  athletes. The.Amateur Athletic union has  I taken up tho sport and-laid down rules to  1 govern  the  bouts  between  clubs in tho  various part**? ofL tho country'. Athletic  I clubs now send their quota of wrestlers to  1 the .annual  indoor meets as a matter,of  course, just as they send runners, jumpers, pole vanltors, relay teams, boxers and  fencers. To bo a champion wrestler means  much.    No other achievement within the  reach of  tho  aspirant for athletic honors  implies such all round physical fitness.   A  man who wrestles  is  bound to be strong  all over, inside and out, and, on  account  of his  harmonious and regular develop*   by local applications, as they cannot reach the  Tnprtf  io   en���������   nnt  *-*-, t*p,  ������������������>���������---*-> in   hnrmrl    diseased portions of the ear.   There is only one  ment, is  sure  not to be muscle  bound.} way to cure Dcaflicss anfl that 1S by cm������_titx_.  Wrestling recommends itself to many who ^tional remedies.   Deafness is caused by an in-  liko good hard work from the fact that it   flamed condition of the mucous lining- of th������  does not, as  boxing, offer much opportu-  Beg-in Now.  If you want to live a better life, begin  where you are. How can you gain a lofty  altitude for astarting point? Commence  just as you are now and rely on God to.  help you. Eaqji day will bring its own  duties, therefore discharge every day's obligations when they come.  Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, etc.  The Next Train.  . It was a fidgety, funny, middle-aged woman who stepped to the window of the  Central-Hudson ticket office a.t 10.30 yesterday morning and inquired the time the  next' train left for Rome. ' 'The' next train  leaves at 10.52," courteously responded Assistant Ticket Ageut Henn'essy. "Has it  gone yet?" queried the woman. '-No,"  quietly answered Mr. Hennessy,' "the next  train has never gone."  Deafness Cannot be Cured  flamed condition of the mucous lining of  Eustachian   Tube.   When   this   tube  gets   inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect  nity to develop into a brutal sport.   , Tom j hearing, and when it is entirely closed Deafness  Fatherly Pride.  "Young Joycy seems to think that new-  baby of his about the most important  ���������reature now in the flesh."  "I guess so. He insisted on paying full  -fare for it when thev came on here from  New York."  Jenkins of Cleveland has recently attract  ed considerable attention. * He has the dis  Is there anything more annoying than  ���������having your corn stepped upon ? Is there  anything more delightful than getting  rid of it ? Holloway's Corn Cure will do  At.   Try it and be convinced.  A Sure Indication.  She must be a splendid singer,  Because, we understand,  That all the rest of the choir  Just hate hor to beat the band.  At the beginning of October there were  80 out of the 44 existing blast furnaces in  operation in Belgium  Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.  Inflammatory Rheumatism.���������Mr. S.  Ackerinan, commercial traveler, Belle-  rille, writes: "Some years ago I used Dr.  Thomas' Eclectric Oil for Inflammatory  rheumatism, aud three bottles effected a  complete cure. I was tho whole of one  summer unable to move without crutches,  nnd every movement caused excruciating  pains. I am now out on the road, and ex-  .posed to all kinds of weather, but have  never been troubled with rheumatism  since. I, however, keep a bottle of Dr.  Thomas' Eclectric Oil on hand, and I  always recommend it to others, as it did  jo much for me."  is the result, and unless the inflammation can  be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever ; nine cases out of ten' are caused by  catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condition of the mucous surJaee3.  We will give One Hundred Dollars for "any  case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for  circulars, free.  F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O.  ���������fSTSoId by Druggists, 75c.  J-'orty-Stsvenlli   .v-in-*.*:!   K^j-ori.     -  The Directors beg to submit herewith a  statement of the results of the transactions  of the Company for the year 18[)7, together  with tho Assets and Liabilities ut the 31st  December last, and.the Auditors' Report  ���������thereon. ��������� ' ���������  The balance at the credit of Revenue Account,Is 8149,8*15.05. and there has been a  gain of $18,381.10 in the value of securities,  aa compared with their market price a year  ago. '  Two half-yearly dividends, at the rate of  10 percent, per annum, have been declared  out ofthe --/ear's earnings, aud $68,220 21  .added to the Reserve Fund. -  The   amount   of   the   estimated   liability  upon risks now on the Company's books is  $775,661.51, aud a not surplus is'shown over  capital and all liabilities of $379,472.91.  GEO. A." COX.  President.  Toronto  18th   February,   1808.  Summary of the Financial Statement:   -  Total Cash Incon-ne   $2,283,032 48  Total expenditure, including ap- '    ������  propriation   for   losses   under '   *  ��������� adjustment  .' '. 2,133,787 '43  ASK YOUR DJSALER FOR  BOECKH'S  BRUSHES and BROOMS.  For sale by all leading houses.  CHAS. JBOECKII * SONS.  Manufacturers,  TORONTO,  ONT.  IIAVE YOU TRIED THE NEW  LAMP  OIL  The Water White is as good as American���������Cheaper.' and Lasts Longer.  Tour dealer should.have it. '  THE   QUKEN CITY OIL  CO.',  I.1MITKD,  . Samuel Kojjers, l* resident. Toronto.  1  "WE WANT YOU QUICK."  - Intelligent ladies and gentlemen can be supplied with genteel'.and verv PROFITABLE  employment. Industry is tlie essential NECESSARY- to sec-m-e GOOD RKMUNERA 1 ION.  Can give the address ul'reiire'dentative who has ������������������  jus: cleared Si 13 in'21 DAYS. Make$5 right AT  your own HOME.    -      ,     .  ���������    I. L. NICHOLS & CO./ *    '  Cut Hits onl. :Ki K-utimond West, Toronto.  Balance    \$   149,8-15 05  Appreciation  in  value- of securities   :-        18,38110  Pront for the year, .' $   168,220 21  Dividends  on  Stock   '. $   100,000 00  Total   Assets    2.415.0SG 41  Reserve Fund  ,' 1,155.134 42  Cash  Capital    *. 1,000,000 00  Subscribed  Capital    1,000,000 00  Security- to Policy-holders 3.155,134 43  The election of directors for the ousuiug  year was then proceeded with, and resulted In the unanimous re-election of tlie following gentlemen, viz., Hon. Goo. A. Cox,  Hon. S. C. Wood, Messrs. Robert Beaty,  G. R. R. Cockburu, George RIcMurrich. J I.  N. Baird, W. R. Brock, J. K. Osborne and  J.  J.  Kenny.  At a meeting of the Board of Directors  held subsequently, Hon. Geo. A. Cox was  re-elected President, and M. J. J. Kenny,  Vice-President for  the ensuing year.  Etiquette.  Mr. Dun (unpaid bill in his hand)���������  When shall I call again, Mr. Owens f"  Mr. Owens���������-Well, it would hardly be  proper for you to call again until I have  -returned the present call.  They Never Fail.���������Mrs. S. M. Bough-  Jer, Langton, writes: "For about two  years I was troubled with Inward Piles,  but by using Parmelee's Pills, I was completely cured, and although four years  have elapsed since then they have not returned." Parmelee's Pills are anti-  bilious and a specific for the cure of Liver  and Kidney Complaints, Dyspepsia, Cos-  tiveness, Headache, Piles, etc., aud will  regulate the secretions aud remove all  bilious matter.  TOM JENKINS USING THE HIP LOCK.  fcinction of rover having been thrown by  an antagonist. His latest conquest was  over Farmer Martin Burns of Iowa, whom  he defeated ut the Star theater in Clove-  land. After the matoh Jenkins issued a  ohallengo to wrestle any man ln the world  for $1,000 or any part thereof. Jonkins'  favorito hold is the bip lock. Tt is ono of  the best und most effectual tricks of the  game, and Jenkins uses it to the greatosfc  advantage. Tho object is to get bno's antagonist beneath your weight beforo ac������  complishing the fall.  To Make Labels Adhere on Tin.  Labels will adhere perfectly to tin no  matter what paste is used if you wipe the  entire surface of the tin with merely a suspicion of hydrochloric acid. The reason  why is that all tin is dressed in oii and  hydrochloric acid removes that.  Nothing equals "Quickcure" as a  dressing for Burns, Scalds, Cuts or  "Wounds:���������"My snowshoe strings cut  right into the flesh across" my toes, and  I was quite lame until I used "Quick-  cure," which removed the pain at once  and healed the sore completely in two  days."���������"VV. H. Petry, Quebec Bank.  Cause for Mourning:. '  "Who is that attractive looking woman  in black?"  "You mean the one in mourning? Why,  that's Mrs. Jenkins."  "You don't mean to say Jenkins is dead,  do you?"  "Not at all. You see she married Jen-  kin's money, and he's failed."  "I get so downhearted sometimes, doctor, that I am almost on tho point of despairing of being cured by medicines at  all and going to the faith healers."  "Humbug, my dear madam I Transparent humbug ! Here is something that  will do you more good than all tbe faith  doctors in the world can do you." And  he gave her a bread pill.���������Chicago Tribune.  ITroi-a tittle Willie.  "I had an adventure the other evening," said Miss Autumn to a neighbor on  whom sho was calling. "It was quite  dark and I saw a strange man just ahead  of me, and I ran until I was nearly exhausted."  "And did the man getaway from you?"  asked little Willie, who was listening.���������  Chicago Nows.  Port Mulgrave, June 5, 1897.  C. C. Richards & Co.  Dear Sirs,���������MINARD'S LINIMENT is my remedy for colds, etc.  It is the best liniment I have ever  used.  Mrs. Josiah Hart.  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GO.  ���������LIMITED.  HAMILTON, ONT.  T-.--N. U.  157  for a young man or woman for the  active duties of life, is obtained af  The Northern Business College. Only common school  ���������fducation required to enter. Students admitted toy  ___*.   C A. Fleming, Pnndptl, Owen Sound, Os&. ^YyY^yyY'&yyY''  FULFILLMENT.  "Oh, tell me, weary wanderer on life'.*, way���������  A way, 'tis said, of longings unfulfilled  And  shadowed by  missed good for -which we  '    pray���������  My sun is rising, thine is almost set;  Tell me, f hat I may better t-hcese my path,  What is of all thy life thy great regrc-lY''  The answer came back wailing on the air:  "My grcafxegri-t? 'Alas! An answered prayer."  ���������Janet Remington in Godey's Magazine.  THE .'SILENT GUEST:  Past 9 o'clock  und a bitter nighr*.  <���������'" It was ruining us it had rained all  day. -A gathering wind lashed the  Hedgerows and the shrieking houghs of  the naked elms, and  there was sleet in  - the wind. '  For his own reasons Mx., George Masters was avoiding the highway, preferring instead to pluugo in the darkness  hcross tho fields, falling again and again  in the ruts "of sandy mud ridged with  last week's snow, gray aud sodden. He  ' cursed through chattering teeth as ho  made for' the far, twinkling light of tho  Hare and Billet.  Pretty hick tliis for a man���������on Christ-  *    mas eve too! ,Ho  had  spent  tho gray,  gloomy afternoon lying among the'soaked gdrse. by tlie 'road edge, with tho  elect  in his ears  and the steady rain  winning through the shag  coat and tho  ', * greasy brown  coat beneath  it to  tho  flannel waistcoat that sheltered his pistols. .,,'.. .  1 ' .     Chilled'to--the ' soul, with,'no', dry ir  thread on him,^ho  had waited faithfully till Squire Hales' horse hoofs splash-  " ed the mud over  the gorse bushes, and  then tho numbed linger tips crept under  ' the'flannel  waistcoat.    Ho   half- rose  r '  among the furze as tho. red roquclaure  went past himto'tlie plash of .the hoofs  and the j'augle of the bridle reins.  ��������� -' But when he  saw the  two  servants  turn  the ��������� corner,* with holsters' before  them, he sank back into his wet nest, a  ��������� prey to natural annoyance.'    *-' >  Tho horses went on-toward Shooter's  ' ���������  hill, and a dripping figure -stood in tho  way they had* corue,-shaking a helpless  fist and cursing  all things' below the'  bectliug    sky.    Then* George   Masters  tramped across'the  strip .of furze clad  comnioirand flung himself  through a '  ���������gap iri tho hedge of- tho turnip field.' He  1 broke into a heavy run! when he saw the.  light from the kitchen of  the Har������ sintf  ��������� Billet blinking beforo him.    -; -      ' ,*  .  >  ' Tho  unfortunate   fqotpad  unhasped :  tho gate.and stepped forward to stand  with'the libst of tho Hare and Billet in .  ono gathering puddle. " *.   -  '-iGono by," said'Mr. Masters bitterly���������"gone by���������to Greenwich- by| this  ���������r time,, -likely���������with .his   two   bloody  : minded "serving   men   behind him���������a  cowardly, < white   livered,   gold   laced'1  hound." . .    ,:  4  . r" You're wet,-George, "-^said tho land-..  - lord.  '' Come "you in under a, roof.'' Re- _  proof of  George's bitterness -of  speech  ' was in the tone���������tho tone of -a man who  had his own disappointments to contend with. , y  .:  They came up the bricked path to the  back door and passed in under  the lean  to roof of the shed.   It was quite dark,  and  they moved  shuffling  among   the  ' barrels  of beer, the firewood and farm  tools that covered  tho earth! floor.    The  landlord raised tho heavy wooden latch  of  tho door leading to the house, and  they passed up the two steps into the  big room���������kitchen and taproom in one  ���������and shut out the night and the cold.  A plcasaut kitchen with tiled floor  ,    and  a  comforting mass of   red  coals  glowing in an iron basket sticking out  of tho wall, a kitchen with  blackened  settles, long benches and. tables ringed  wiih many ale cans; a quiet kitchen,  where 'only one  man was, and he, the  hostler, in the big armchair asleep.  ',  Tho landlord roused him with his  foot, and he sat up, rubbing a beery  eye wilh achilblained fist.  "Mr. George is coming in here to  sleep tonight, Bill," said the landlord.  "I take it his majesty the king won't  trouble a poor fellow a Christmas eve.  Hot him some ale���������a quart of -ale���������and  spread his coat over that chair back���������  main wet and main dry, Mr- George bo,  I take it."  "'He'll sleep in his chair then,"'returned the hostler. "There's a man  above iris now iu the, bed; a real gentleman ho is, with his sword and his rook-  Jay���������-corne in when you was out, when  tho heavy rain come on. I showed him  up to tho bedroom and' kindled the fire,  and he lies there, burning two of the  big was 'candles, and if ho don't drink  tho bottle of claret, it's opened and  will have to bo paid for too. Terry  don't like him, Terry, don't. Hear to  him hoveling. He'th whined like that  ever sin' tho old gentleman come. Hark  -to im again, now; the wind's quiet*. "  The ���������mongrel fastened by the front  -door was baying howl ' upon howl. A  hick at the panel and a command to  lie down from the landlord appeared  to soothe him fcr the moment, but the  /.ong whines soon broke out again. The  dog wailed to the wind, which answered  with fierce gusts of passion and hurtling  of sleet against the lattice panes. When  tho dog was silent for awhile and the  wind paused to gather itself for new  effort, the rain pattered gently, the  clock ticked to the chorus of a choir of  irickets, and East Wickham's'-belfry  jangled in the distance.  The meii in the kitchen were sitting  in the shadow of an idea.  "Ho.don't seem to be moving," sai<":  the hostler, breaking the silence. "He1;-  not awake now for sure."  The others looked  at  him with sud*-  den interest, as if the presence up stain  had passed from, their thoughts.  "Tliere's apurs-u auove stairs, x ma'ae-  no doubt, and a gold sneeziu box up  there, as'll keep awake, if they've any  sense," Bill went on, grinning at the  subtlety and' success. of his conversation, but not; looking at his companions.  "There's soniethiiig tt.dxM'tlike, Wil-  lum," Mr.  Masters* remarked,  "about'  old gentlenien-'s purse,*--. _''���������' '.  "I wouldn't like," put  in  the landlord,   apparently addressing a pe-wter'  measure,'"an ole'rgentlraiau_,to lose his.  purso here.  Gives the house a bad name,  that sort of thing, aud a- good name,"  he continued, facing his subordinate���������:  "a good name tp a house of entertainment is better 'than rubies."  Having delivered himself of this sentiment, he spread his* hands over the  arms of his Windsor chair  and leaned  forward.wifh an air  of awaiting.'suggestions.  But none came. '    -  Ho coughed, looked at Mr. Masters  ind went on. ������������������  "There was a,,dear, old gentleman  come here���������let me see���������why, it was as  near as possible a year aco." ^ ", '  ���������"it was a'ycar ago,"**, put in -ofeorge.  ""Well, he come here' (I'll have,to go  rnit aud kick that dog), and 'Is this tho ,  Beptford road,' he says, 'my men?' and-  you  says,;' Matter, > o'   20. mile, master, ���������  and a*bad .-road", for a lonely traveler tb.  leave a comfortable ��������� .public behiud on.5  And ho says, 'My horse is at' the gate-post, and he'd bo*better in the stable,'  and he walks in and orders candles and  supper."   . , , .\    Y .,* - '   3'    *  /"Did. he have them?" asked the hos-"-  tier 'breathlessly^.'  "He- had all he ordered''an'd'tnore, J'-'  said,the.landlord'slowly, ."but 'he went  on that night after all. "���������; -He 'looked at  his companion,-appreciated the reminiscence in, the eye of George, ^the child-  ,'liko , admiratidii for 'superior��������� 'achieve****'  ment   in' that of ���������'Bill; ' and "pursued":"  "Yes,-'!-ho went, on, "and when ho went,  -helcft.his gold watch' and*.sneezin b-px-  and .19  guineas in a-red- silk bag."   Het'  , didn't waht'crii whero ho was going. "  ' -. "Where was that?" *...,- v . , '   ;   "Y.  ' ' "Don't Ltell you?  DeptfordLi',  *  ,    ,  They all laughed gayl'v, and the land-  - . "- ^-j "t ���������-  r       i        ���������*���������   ���������'������Itft."*w* "-[lit***-j1,, r  , lord  took out a stone bottle and thick-  glaLss -'rummers from .tho  corner - cupboard.      ���������        .   .  '     ' -  .   "His   majesty ' King  ������George; - wot.  you're so fond of���������here's his. health;tand*'  'our gracious Queen Charlotte.,and long-  to reign  over us."' George-gave .the*  ��������� toast, ,and they drained J heir glasses. -  ,>-"<3iniver!" said the,hostler and add-,  ed- tentatively, "A* main could do anything wot.'s drunk'Giniver.'" -  '' Anything short o' murder-he could,***''  assented George, "but it's nothing short'  .o'  murder, would...<io, for  that dog^o'  yourn, Tom." .    - "        r������r <���������    -    ' -v~* j  .--Indeed, the <dog?slong"-drawn howls '  r still disturbed  their .Christmasfestivi-  -ties-.-*, iMovedr-by this- incongruity', 'the  landlord went out imdfkicked it...' i  "Can't you shut the door?"-ho asked.  "This ain'tno weather for "a poor man  with his living tb get and his' pockets  as'empty* as the day ho was born. "  ".Well,".said'.'the landlord; "our  pockets was empty enough last Christ-'  mas here,-1 -afore 'that <;ole.- gentleman  called! V   " . *  " , -       ' "l     '  And still rxo sound from, the room^up  stairs.1    "' ���������'    ' '   ��������� j  "There's another purso up thero this  night," remarked 'the .footpad:*'"waiting for them as.is sportsmen enough to  take it, as two bold'lads did,last Christmas eve." .' - . ���������  - The chill wind onnst have made its  entry still 'felt in tho. room, for' the  landlord shivered again, and tho footpad wiped tho palms of his hands upon  his knees.  "And another old* man,"' he said. "I  wa.s .the man that did it, and I suppose  it'll bo my job again. That dog howls  fit to wake tho dead. *I don't like this  indoors, work, with -doors and curtains,  and stairs a-creaking aud having to  wash your hands t,this weather. - I'm a'  man that earns his living^.in the open  air, I am, where-things is straightforward and nothing can't' come creeping  up behind yon without your seeing it. V  The. landlord suddenly.^ lifted the  wooden latch cf the inner door, held his  candle above his head and peered into  the darkness. *   *  ,    "No  one there."  he  said,   "and  1  .could have.sworn that minute I heard a  breath. "I don't like your tiilk.tonight,  George; Wako tho dcad'-andf;Washing: oi  ���������youF hands  indeed!   Ain't'it  enough  to".��������� '"'.   ;.'v". ,y:"-"       v-.; ���������:���������}������������������: ���������: -,1 ."'   '  ,'lio   stopped 'ahmptly: to'1 ^ppur; out  more spirit.',' -:-Y\ '���������������������������: . ' :.  "Oh, lot hitu;' talk, master 1" cried  fcho hostler. "It puts heart into a, man,  it do, talking over old times."  Gisorgo chuckled  grimly, and wheu "  he-had drained his glass7 ho said cheerfully:. ������������������   ���������' i ..- ' (  "Aye. that .does it. It all comes back  to me.    It was him as held'the light by  the door when I run in,-and -it was *me .  us��������� He   bled very free, he did, very  ���������free."* ..'-.. .-" '.,���������'";'  "Yes, I held the lights though much  against   niy Wish, mind you.    Thank  'them as be," said the landlord, regarding his g-r-kuy fingers with satisfaction���������  s;cth.a'nk them as bo, my hands is clean."  ?. ' "They won't be clean' long then.   It's  me what holds tho light tonight," said  Gcorgo  firmly, and he took the candle  id walked to the, foot of the stairs.  get up and nele off in tlie morning, j.  know a young man what would as lief  hold a billhook as a caudle any day of  the week.''  , And he looked so savage that the  'landlord was unaffectedly shocked. But  George came hack to the table for another,dram, and after it had been ten-  ' dered him remarked that that young  man would not want for a backer. Then  he knocked the damp priming out of his  pistol on tho table edge and filled the  pan.  "I'll ;just listen ouce again, if so be  he's soundly off;" and he disappeared  cautiously np the winding  stairs, turn-  -ing back to add, "Aiid don't any of you  come  creeping   up behind me,   for I-  don't like it."        "-     .  ��������� ��������� The r other two looked anywhere but  fit eaf-h other, without speaking. There  wasnti sound from above after the stairs  had ceased to creak under "the footpad's'  weight. Oujside the -,dog howled, a  long, low baying that never ci-ased.  The hostler fetched a billhook from  / _ i _,  tlie ieau to shed aud employed the lime  in taking off his boots. After a glance  at the other he sat down with tho billhook hidden by his coat flap.  ' Both men started at the first creak of  th*s stair.  George stood at tho stair foot, blinking in the sudden light.  "He's a-slecping like tho dead," he  whispered.     "Can't- .even   hear   him  breathe.   His candles is burning yet.    I  sec them through* the', keyhole.   Come  -on."- ��������� ���������    .  ;'"  All three stood together,for a moment  at the bottom of  the, stairway.    Thero  was' a  moment's  hesitation, while the  landlord and. Mr. Masters adjusted the  procession behind, Bill.'who had planted  his foot1 on (the bottom-stair. - At this inopportune instant'the tall -clock in the"  -corner,struck- "ijwithua- shrill,Tmetallic  ���������stroke, and Bill,withdrew his foot- sud-  r denly, dropping the billhobk.   It fell to  'tho] red' tiles ot" the-floor, which gave  ,back "clang on clang: -;.  '    ������  "    Aghast at this 'mishap,, the host pushed his-clumsy fingered servant back into  . his' nlacer in* -the  corner.' *Mlv Masters  *-r-nna nimseil reseatirig-,-.tncmseivcs with  ^a hastily assumed appearance of- genial  .domesticity. _ ,      *, "��������� ��������� j-    ���������  -   ,,But no startled guest appearing  on  tho stairs after ten minutes of complete  , silence, the' procession  reformed in its  old order and went up.  Outside the bedroom door^ they held  their breath aud "Mstened**--not a sound  but the ticking* of* the, clock,below, tho  rushing .of . the wind .without - and tho  moaning plaint of the dog. , '  i  ' A stealthicr man than the hostler,  * the landlord thrust a ��������� sleelc  hand forward to grasp the hitch of'tho door.    It  -Avas unsecured,aud opened a little way  .under bis gentle pressure."���������" Through/the  f foot .of. opening they, could see the two  waxen candles flame in  the  sockets as*  they burned by the  sleeping man.   "By*  their light his legs modeled themselves  under the white counterpane.    His face  'and shoulders were ih tlie deep shadows  of tho faded green curtains of the half  tester.  At the sight of the bed the heart of  tho hostler became suddenlv sick within  .hiin.   With white lips and shaking knees  ,he vacated -his place  in  the procession  *and pushing past tho landlord, who was  still poising himself at the stair head, he  made-his way to the room   below.    At  that moment, could their limbs  have  borne them, his companions would 'have  followed him.    They huddled  together  iu the corner of  tho  landing, holding  their  breath .and  listening * until  tho  taproom door opened and shut and they  knew themselves alone with the sleeper.  For the terror of those strained minutes it might have been the old man behind tho curtains who was the ambushed watcher.  Tho wind had lulled, and the rain,  falling ceaselessly and silently, made no  sound on the thatched roof. For awhile  the deg was silent in tho yard.  This was an old man, scant of breath,  or surely his breathing could have been  heard in the dreadful calmness of  tho  There was a nciivy laii ou tne floor  in die dark, and some one rushed to the  stair, screaming loudly.  Tho  dog in  the yard whined with  pleasure  to hear  a human voice, and  then once more there was the silence of  death'in the Hare and Billet.  *******  In the red haze of early Christniji-e  morning the hostler came up the sodden  lane, and with him, plashing in tho  whi.te, water of the cart ruts, walked  the village constable and tbe bell ringers, - who had adjourned from East  Wickham belfry to drink' in Christmas  at the Old Fox. Marching with them  were the unsteady white gaiters of two  grenadiers f urloughing in the village.  A wet and miserable dog. who'drag-  ged a broken chain, ljcaped forward ii]  delight at their coming, and through  the unlatched door tho party poured intc.  the house. *-A grenadier drew his bayonet and tramped up stairs like a bold  jiiau, and the crowd hustled oneauothw  to follow him.  In the best bedroom the landlord lay  iitid on tho floor���������dead beside tho white  counterpane and impressed pillows* of  an empty bed. Something wrong virh  his heart, folk said.        , ���������������������������  By the gate of the strawyard th<-  constable picked up a brass barreled pistol, and wandering about ou the wet  straw'they found a man with cropped  black hair and a heavy jowl, who gibbered and said ho-was his sacred majesty  King'Gooig'e, and God bless hiaa.  A STRANGE MIX UP  A GREAT PROBLEM.  ���������T"  '''Not a sound," he said.  The  landlord had risen,  the shock  headed man shifted his big shoulder on  the bench where he lay, and the expression'rose in his face of a terrier awaiting with eager nose the rush from cov-  -\r of his first rat.     '  '-If," said ho hesitatingly���������"if it  comes to that, you can both hold the  licht���������sooner than.them 2uineas_.sb.0uld  night.  Tho landlord, with his shoulders  raised, had stolen on tiptoe into the  room. Ono of (he candles was now guttering and flaring preparatory to going  out. The fragment of the other burned  on: with a long, red. smoking -wick,  lighting up the bright point of -the rusty  case knife clinched .in his lingers.  He glanced upward at the brutal fea-  "tures of ...the'-footpad. Their eyes met  ^with the' same thought in each. It was  the. recollection of that other night,  when they had stolen into that room to  rob another helpless, sleeping old man  of sleep and life.  Tho great silence was not to be borne.  The footpad put out his hand and thrust  the landlord forward by tho shoulder.  He drew back, stumbling heavily. As  he recovered himself they both sprang  forward toward the bed. and tore back  the old gi-oen curtains.'  Behind theso, his poor white face  thrown back over the pillows, lay tho  old man, his thin hands rigidly grasping'the. edges of the sheet drawn up  close under his chiu. They leaned over  the bed aud half drew back.  '"By God, 'tis very like him!" said  the landlord in a whisper.  George had his hands on the sheet  and pulled it buck roughly.  "It is him, by God!" he cried. For  as he pulled back the sheet the last  candle flared up and died down and  went out. Its last light shone on the  sleeper's throat, gashed across���������horribly gaping���������red and wet. This was no  stranger, but the man they had murdered aiyear ago. They had left him just  so last Chrisfmas inorniusr. '  The Miising Link Hot-wecn Inotxrmlc and  ���������    ' ' Organic Life.  On'e great life problem remains which  the doctrine of'evolution doe's not touch.  The^' origin ot species,, genera, orders ���������  and-classes of beings through r endless  transmutations is in a sense explained,  but what ot> tho'first term bf'thisdong  series? W'hcnce came rhat primordial,  organism whose transmuted descendant.-.'  make.up the existing faunas and floras  of the globe?  'There was a time, soon after tho doc-  .trino- of evolution, -gained- a hearing,  when the answer to that question seemed to some scientists of-authority tu  have been given-by experiment.; Incurring to a former belief and repeating  some earlier experimonts, the director  of 'the museum of natural history *  Rouen, M. F. A. Pouchet, reached the  conclusion that.organic beings are spontaneously'generated about us constantly  in the familiar processes of putrefaction, which were known to be due tc  the agency of microscopic bacteria. But  in 1S02 Louis Pasteur proved that this  seeming spontaneous generation is in  reality, due. to the existence of germs indie air. Notwithstanding the conclu-"'  sivenessof thc������e experiments, the claims  of Pouchet were revived in England  ten years later by Professor Bastian,  but then tlie experiments ot .John Tyn-  dall, fully corroborating the results ot  Pasteur, gave a final quietus to the claim  of "spontaneousgeneration" as hitherto  formulated.  There  for  ths moment  tho  -matter  rests.    But  the cud i.s noc yet.   'Fauna  aud flora  are here, and, thanks to  Lamarck and Wallace aud Darwin, their  developmont, through the operation of  those   "secondary  causes"   which   we  call laws of nature, has been proximal-  ly explained.    The lowest forms of  life  have   been  linked with   the highest in  unbroken chains of desceut.   Meantime,  through  the1 efforts   of   chemists   and  biologists, the gap between the iuorganio  and  tho  organic  worlds,   which   once  seemed  almost  infinite, has  been con-  'stantly narrowed."    Already philosophy  can throw a bridge across that gap.  But  inductive science, which builds its own  bridges, has not yet spanned tho chasm,  small though it  appear.    Until it -diall  have done so tho bridge of organic evolution   is not quite complete,  yet even  as it stands today it is the most stupendous scientific structure of our century.  ���������Henry   Smith   Williams,   M   D.,   in  Harper's Magazine. .  Copper Tempered by Mouiul Builders.  Ed A. Schloth  has  received froni  a  friend   in   Savannah, Ills.- a long  and  small spearhead, a small knife, an   awl  and a needle taken from one of the prehistoric mounds near "that city.. The tools1  are  all  of tempered copper, aud wlien  suspended by a thread  ring   like  steel.  They have been hammered out and tempered, and after havm.; been buried  in  a mound for  no one kiiows  how long  still retain their  temper.   The  mound  builders, who had disappeared from the  face  of  tho earth before Columbus discovered this country, knew how to temper  copper, an, art   which   no  man on  earth has now, 'although mauy have endeavored for years to discover tho ."process.    Such  specimens  are found in ��������� but  few of the mounds   opened, the   implo  ,ments   found   being generally of stone.  Mr. Schloth has a fine collection of relics of mound builders and of the aborigines of this coast aud values these tempered copper articles above-them  all.���������  Portland Oregouiau.  Hot-f the  Theft of,a Bicycle I-ed   to  Eai-  T-arrassing Complicationo.  Among the strange complications for  which the bicycle has been responsible  tho following is rather a.masterpiece in  point of intricacy. Those persons who  took part in it are now disposed to view  tho incident with.' sqme pride as a triumph-of confusion and misunderstanding not likely to be duplicated.  B., who lives far up town, had occasion, to visit a bicycle store on the Boulevard a few days ago.- He left his  wheel outside^near the rack in which'*  stood ������everal-aj||ichines for rent. "While  he was atteh^'jfjjg to his errand inside  the shop hoj>'*3|anced to glance out  through the djjotitjust in time to see a  man spring up6u v)ifs unguarded wheel  and rido olf ' at a furious paco down tho  street. With an exclamation of rage B.  rushed to - tho sid^wal-k^ seized one of  the vvhoels from tli^ttMand started off  in hot pursuit of t^peief.  The proprietor or^ho shop stood for  a moment aghast.   Ho had not seen tho  beginning  of the trouble, and the only  thing  clear  to  him was  that his supposedly honest customer had made an  astonishingly bold attempt  to  steal a  wheel from  the rack.    There was only-  one  thing  to be clone.   Jumping upon  another wheel, ho joined" in the cha-se,  and tho thrco  scorched iip the  Boulevard  iu admirable racing  style!   Tho  real   thief  proved  the poorest rider of'  tho three, as the shopkeeper was unques- '  , tionably tho tiest, and the result of* thife*  state of affairs was  that the distances  between tthc different members of the '  trio  grew speedily less.   As they, drew  tog ether ,a truck, crossed ,the avenue,  crowding them into a small* space..'The  rate at which they were going precluded any dismounting, and-the three-came  into collision with a resounding crash./  Before they -had fairly extricated themselves a policeman appeared.   His first'  proposition was  to  "run theni all .in"  for scorching, but,, impressed by the unusual excitement of his prisoners, who  seemed to'be'more disturbed in-mind'  than  ordinary  scorchers', -ho waited td  hear their stories.       '-" '      *������  This,   as may'be  imagined, was no-  short task.   The genuine thief was,the ,.  only one who  saw humor in the situation.    Knowing that he had nothing to  say for himself, ho  stood by and"grinned,' while the -^shopkeeper  aiid his customer sputtered out angry ami conflict- '  ing accounts of the affair.' Bat tlie truth.],  was (finally ascertained.    As he/collared.  the guilty man and dismissed ;the other  two tho - policeman announced that no- -'  chargo of  scorching would bo pressed',  against anybody. r *.,,������������������ ,   '  "If I  have two or three more bases.,  like, this  to settle-" he remarked to - a  bystander, "it's a "lawyer I'll be callin *  meself ' instead of ' an' .officer.' '-���������������������������-New ,  York Tribune. ' . , *      ' '  THEY LIKE THE COUNTRY.  When Retired, Xaval Officers Seldom I,iTe  iu "Large Towns or Cities.  "Naval  officers always settle in the  country when  they  can,"  remarked a  prominent officer  to.,a  Star  reporter,  "During  their active careers���������that is,,  during the time they are at sea,, they  are  necessarily cramped for room, and  while some of them on the large modem skips  have elegant and sumptuous  quarters, thero is necessarily a limit to  it.    This thing grows on a man to such  an   extent  that  tho first thing he does  when he is retired, and in hundreds of  cases long before retirement, is to hunt  up a farm and locate on it. ' Three of tho  admirals on die  retired list, headed by-  Admiral  Ammen,   are  the owners of  farms, in  tho   immediate   locality   of  Washington, and any number of other  officers   aro   similarly    provided   for,  though their farms arc not so extensive.  They seem  to want stretching' room,  and  it will  be noticed that when they  do locate they secure big places.    Their  minds run  iuto stock and chicken raising.    Tho  officers of the marine corps  have been noted for years as the owners  of the speediest horses ownci or driven  about Washington, and they have been  always prominent  in connection with  our  racing  associations and organization.**".   Naval officers have been similarly prominent."' It is different.with army  officers. Their ambition seems to'be for  nice houses in the cities. -The naval officers' ideas all run toward the country.  I don't like to give names, but I could  givo dozens of illustrations  to  prove  what I say, if it wero necessary.  Take a  look at the incoming cars from any of  the  suburban  places around Washington  any  morning,   aud  thero will  bo  sufficient proof of what I say. "���������Washington Star.  A Thins to iScn-st Of.  rs learn each others' failings if nothing clso and recall after  years cf separation the characteristic  thing about an old-seat-mate.  Two men who had been'at school together when they were beys met and  Salkcd of old times.  "By 'the way,"   said  one,   "I  Smith when I was out at Seattle."  "Did you?   And what was  he  ging about when you saw him?".  "He 'was  bragging  about his  esty just at that moment."  "Dear old Smith���������-just like him."  Early Associations.  "Did you ever notice tho queer, rotary gesture Mr. Chilkoot always makes  when his wife rings for the butler?"  '' Yes. You see, he used to be a mo-  torm;m before he went to the Klon\  dike.'"���������Chicago Journal.  ^ ,'  , *������������������   i\  ���������    -       oi  i-������  ���������'-ll ",.*���������.���������.  J  - ��������� -,', *  *- i',  t  1  tS  ���������K'  i.  / -"���������          *���������  \  1 l *!������\  r  yy y  * -    <v "* 1  -  tr  ','--.   'A  _  -'<" ��������� ,  , -" ���������,.  ���������       r ������ n 1  _ *  *"-    1 -f 1  ,-'"  'Y ! 'M  -  "���������, **fl* 1  y  V^'-'l  ���������*, '   1? 0I  ;    I    ���������+ 1  \  '���������H  *_ ���������  i'  ' ^ \  1  &t    ������.���������"(���������  -*-,  -,' t   -V*-   '< k  -  -'   vf.  saw  brag-  mcu-  A Sij-Ti of Cultivation.  "Somebody must- be cultivating the  widow."  "Yes?"  "Anyway, her weeds have disap-  ueared. "���������London Answere.  ' The on'e win'- Will be found in trial  capable of great acts of love is ever tho  one who is doing considerable small  ones,���������F. W. Robertson.  The tailors in Paris make clothes "a  1'Anglais " (in English fashion), and  the London tailors "a la Francaise" (ia  French fashion). ' ���������)}  ������������������v .'.  esmss^fSf  "j  I.,', i.���������.   un j  ���������ff*!"  ���������LH*<    t  m fflBKLY MIS  Pui7?berjand;    B. C.  issued   Every Tuesday  M, Whitney, Editor.  TER&S OF jSUBSCRIPTIOl?.  IN    ADVANCE.  #ne  -Jfear    .  $200  Jx,Months   ,. , '.'. 125  Jungle /Copy .'.' '. .'. 0 05,  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  Pne incl-*-. per year $ 12.00  ..    ..   moijjLh         150  week;  .. lino       ....���������,,.        .  10  frocal uptiecs.pcr lino     20  ���������"��������� ***������������������  IW   -W  ���������W*-"  Notices    of   Uinns,    Marriages    and  Deaths,   50 cents each insertion.  No Advertisment ins'erted for less than  go cents.'  Persons fai)mg to get The News regularly should notify the Office.  '' Persons having any business with The  Nf.JVS wijl p)ease' call at the office or  fvrite,  KST Advertisers who want their ad  phanged, should get popy in before  12 a.m. Saturdays.  The tide 2s turning, apd it������ sweep  is beaming the goveriiinent party on  to victory.    From many sections  of the mainland the peans  of an--  ticipated triumph  are heard.    The  Opposition   is not working in harmony.'  Its   leader   is discredited.  The people lack confidence in  Cotton and Martin, and  those who bri  general  principles   would  like  to  see a change once in so many years  say,  "Wait until   the  Opposition  present  a  worthier set  of men to  take their places.  To vote for hini M- life? J-Miyuj-g lots ffQva.  'Aaron Lu^ch.   |?yerybodjr fcnowp Doonuur  and all of va know the cognition we y-ars in  before Dunsmoiir took hold ������' the- Union  mjnes.     pther things being equtl (and I  think I  have shown above that tbey are  more than equal) Danamnir ja - entitled to  some little consideration from the tenners  i -  of Comox,    I am no more indebted to Dnni-  muir than any of the rest of yon, and do *  not intend ever to be,  but I am oo_   to  whom railing and    vapory  eloquence are  nothing,   and I am  ONE OP YOURSELVES  TlJESDAY,.iJULY   5th,   1893.  Let us look put for our interests,  t'b-at js opr sfimple duty. The oth-  pr portions of the Province will  f������lce care of themselves..  We are asked to publish an article-in which the writer ventilates  hie politipal opinions; it is in fact a  Campaign article. Such articles  wilj have to be paid for and so ap  pear that tlie News will not be re-  pponsible for them,  "Save me from my friends."  TJiifl Jiap often been the cry of  many a man whose hopes have  been wrecked by the folly of would-  be supporters. With reason may  Mr.' McAlian repeat this cry, Good  nature and tolerance of opposition  are weapons of victory; but threats  and boyppttiiig jtre pgnfecsions of  ���������fveafcpess.  If the  publio  without  regard to  party contributed  to aid   the band  as we  know  they   have,  how is it  that the  band  puts on a political  badge, and appeared at the Sunday  School picnic,  with the sign on its  big   drum���������"Vote   for   McAlian."  We think this requires an explana-  tion.. The members of course are  at liberty  to vote for whom  they  please, but ae a band should, bear  no political device.'  0  - Dunsmuir is  the   man   for   the  Distriot.  **********l******mmm^iB^m^^^^Bi^mi^^^^^mm^B^mB^m_______u____umwM9  For Your Job   Printing,  GIVE US A   TRIAL.  WE    DO   GOOD   WORK,   .  TO THE FARMERS OP   COMOX  DISTRICT  ELAK  DIAMOND  NURSERY.  Comer. iRoad, fiatrafmo, #. C,  Fuit trees  of  -all   descriptions.  Ornamental   trees. Shrubs, and  Roses*.  P. O. BOX 190 XXXXXXXXXXX  HUTCHERSON & PERRY..  Espimalt & lunaiM E  ~mm  There is a  -afloat that Hon. Premier had been  Intoxicated. We trust those who  would be affected by such a report,  will haye the justice to wire Dr.  JSarnest JJall, of Victoria, ^uprerpe  Head of the Order of Good Temp-  Jars, or Mr- Davi4 Spenper, the lead  ing dry goods merchant of that  pity, jn regard to the truth of the  matter.  How anyone interested   in   this  district can refrain from   support-  ,   Mr. Dunsmuir after reading his address, passes comprehension.      He  is known to be a man   who   keeps  bis word, and also a man  who has  the ability to carry out his pledges.  Not another man in  the   Province  is situated so that it would be poss-  |ble for him to accomplish so much  for t|ie   district.    It   would   seem  madness to throw the chance awa.y.  Mr. Dunsmuir is making  a suc-  i '��������� ���������  pessfjil  canvass.    He is  becoming  well  acquainted  with   the people,  and  favorably    impressing   them.  He is found to be pleasant, straight  forward, sincere, and easy  to talk  with���������a plain hardworking man of  the people, and  as one expressed it  ''not a bad  fellow after all."    The  jnajority  feel   that. he.could,  and  would, if elected,  do V great deal  for the ditsuici, iriuch   more  than  ���������any one. el ap   we  poukl senfl  tP ?e-  pr?������efit us.  Fellow haymakers: ��������� For a year  past I  liave been an attentive reader of the leading  opDoaition newspaper foiluwiug   the debates  , "* ������  when the house was in session, and if I had  not already been a governm- nt inau, this a-  lone would have made me  one.    The  oppo-  maliciOUS    rumour    s*-fciou were a carping lot and no initiative in  them.  Who ia Mr. Joseph Martin ?  The mau who raised the Manitoba school  row.  After costing the Dominion a great deal  of vexation and hard cash, it went up iu  smoke, and blew Mr. Martin over tne Roek-  y mountains, And this is the man whom  the leading opposition paper in de speration  has brought to "turn Turner out " Which  would you prefer to see at the head of affairs  ���������successful, painstaking business man  whose interests are bound up with those of  the Provinc-or another Humphreys?  We have been   told  that all   temperance  people who vote for  the Government go a  gains; their principles.     Now  a very  short  time ago the leading opposition paper which  by the way is full of liquor advertisements,  made a savage attack on  the Lt-Goveriior,  a man of his own party, for not setting lorth  wine at a public   dinner.    It  said   he  aa a  public servant., had no  right  to   push   his  private opinions into prominence,   and that  his action'not only insulted his guests  bu*  the people of the whole   Province.    It  kept  up th's  tirade  of  abuse  for two   or   three  weeks, till ac last the government  paper re.  marked that Mr. Mclaues was perlectly jua.  tified by the rules of good bree ling in doing  as he did.     Then it  cooled off.    This   contest involves no principle; it lies simply between the " ins " and the " cuts. "  We are also told that the Government  is ruuning the Province over head and ear.**  in debt to get the Northern Railway. To  this I reply that the only real obj< ction to  thia project came from our own member  Mr. Hunter, and that the opposition was  largely in favor of it.  - Next we come to the old stock argument:  "It is tiu^e for a change." Well, what has  tho change from Tupper to Laurier done for  us ?  Now as to the local candidates. I believe  Mr. McAlian to be a well-meaning man,  but who among us knew him, or had even  heard his name, before he was brought out  at the Cumberland convent on ? Many a  good man has had hiahead turned by politics  [L.S.]      THOS. R. McINNES.  CANADA.  PROVINCE   OF   BRITISH COLUMBIA.  VICTORIA, hy the Grace of God, of the  United Kingdom of Great, Britain and  Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith;  &c, &c, &e. " "  To Our faithful the Members elected to  serve in the Legislative Assembly pf  Our Province of British. Colombia, and  to all whom it may oonoern,���������Grekt-  "-' rwc '-     .,'    Y '.���������'  '   '.   ; ��������� ���������  A  PROCLAMATION.   . :  i D. M. Eberts, ) \\7BEUEA8 We  Attorney-General, f -, V V have thought, tit  by. and with.the advice and consent of Onr  Executive Council of Onr Province of Brit*  ish Columbia, to dissolve the present Legislative Assembly of Onr said Province, which  stands prorogued until summoned fer, dispatch of business. *i '''.  NOW KNOW YE that   We do, for this  end. publish this Our Royal . Proclamation,  and do hereby dissolve the Legislative' Assembly accordingly, and the members there  of are* discharged from further attendance  on same.  In Testimony Whebeof We have caused  these Our Letters   to be',made Pat- nt,  and the Great Seal of British Columbia  to be hereunto ailixed;  Witness, "the  Honorable -Thos: R. Mclnnes, Lieutenant-Governor of Our said' Province of  British Cc lumbia, in Our City of Victoria, in Our said Province,  this seven- *  th day of June,   in   the year   of Onr  Lord one thousand eight hundred and  ninety-eight, aad in the sixty-first year  of Our Reign.  By Command.  , B. H. TYRWHITT DRAKE,  Registrar of the Supreme Court.  "TEAMWAY COMPANY INCORPO-  BATION  ACT,"  AND AMEND-  MENTS THEREOF.   ''  ������ -r  TAKE NOTICE   that   the Fairfield  Exploration Syndicate Limited, proposes  to build a Tramway between the following points at Phillipps Arm in   Nanaimo  Mining Division (Comox Electoral   District,) viz: starting at a point on the shore  of Phillips Arm about one mile southeast  from the Head of Fanny Jiay, and about  five hundred feet southeast from  Marble  Creek; thence southwesterly  in a direct  line,  to    about   the     centre     of     the  "Dorothy Morten'-' Mineral Claim; a distance of about six thousand feet."  AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE  that any, person-.or persons ' objecting  must give notice in writing of, such bb-.  jections to the Registrar of Joint Stock  Companies at Victoria, B.C;, within two.  months from theTifst publication pt this  notice in the British Columbia Gazette.  Dated at'Vancouver, B.C., this 13th,  day of June 1898.  ��������� The Fairfield Exploration , . ;.  Syndicate, Limited..;.  J as. J:; Lang, Attorney and Agent.  je2I  [L.S.]       THOS. W. McINNES,  CANADA.      "���������-';'���������'  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  VICTORIA, by the Grace  of God,   of  the  ft       United Kingdom of Great Britain  and  Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Fai h,  &c, 4c, 4c.  To all to whom these presents shall come,���������  Greetinq..        -     ,  A PROCLAMATION.  THE   STEAMER City  qf  Nanaimo]  WILL RUN AS FOLLOWS:  W.D. OWEN, MASTER,  Calling at Waiy Ports as Freigll  and Passengers may offer:   li  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo J  Tuesday 7 a.m^  Nanaimo for Comox,  ^ Wednesday 7, a.i  Comox for Nanaimo .  ,-   Friday 8 a.n-1  Nanaimo for Victoria,   ''. *J  Saturday 7 a.mj  FOR Preigrht  or  Staterooms ai>|  ply on board,   or at the   Con-pany-1  Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Storl  Street. <  * <  < 1  ��������� <  0-H, FECHNER  .% LEADING   BARBER  '���������'���������.'' and  .; and Dealer in Fish-"  ing Tackle,and Sport-,  ing Goods...^.r..f';',  'Cumberland;     B. G!  -1 - -1. - .  INSUMGB.   ^":"-  )*, - - 1  I am agent for the following reliable  companies: -*������������������.-.  . The Royal Insurance Company.  - The-Londen and Lancashire.  Current Rates.'  - Can Be seen afternoon's at oorner offioe]  near The'News. '   ,  '\ ���������: -.' James Abrams.  HEREASWe are  Attorney-Geu������ral.f    ^V desirous   and   re  ft M. Ebkkts,  General Teaming, Powdet  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER WORK DONE  3f������1R    S3X������  FOR SALE.���������Two nearly new counters.  Enquire at the News Office.  FOR SALE���������Cumberland  residental property   on -favorable   terms   by D. B. 4 L.  Association.  FOR SALE.---My house and two1 lots in  the vdlage of Courtenay.  K. Grant, :Union.  FOR Rent.���������- Fine apartments for living  rooms in Willards brick block. Enquire of  owner on the premises.  lpOR SALE, RANCH���������One mile and a  ���������*-   half from  Union,  contains 160   acres  and will be disposed of at a low figure.    Enquire of James Abrams.  FOLDING CAMP BED.  The greatest boon to Sportsmen,  Prospectors, and Camps generally  Suitable for Houses or Boats.  Comfortable, Neat and Strong.  ��������� ft  Single bed,  folds in bundle 3 feet long  by 5 inches in   diameter,  weighs   11  pounds, price $3.50  Double bed (full size) folds 4 leet long  by 51 inches in diameter weighs 17  pourds, price $4.50'  Every bed provided with water-proof  shipping case. Can be extended or folded in three minutes. Discription circur  \&i on application.  Order at once.    Address,  KLONDIKE FOLDING BED   CO.,  Nanaimo, B. C.  NOTICE  solved, as *non as may be, to meet Our people of Oar Province   of   British   Columbia/  and to have their advice in Our .Legislature,  x We do make known Our   Royal   Will   and  Pleasure; and do further declare', that, * by  the advice of Our Executive Council of British Columbia, We have this day   given   orders for issuing Our Writs in due form, - for  calling a-new Legislative Assembly for Our  said Province, which Writs are to bear date  on the seventh day of June, instant, and to  be returnable on or before   the   thirty-first  day ������f August next.  In Tkstimony Whkbkok We have' caused  these Our Letters to lie, made Patent,  and,the Public Seal of the said Province-to be hereunto   affixed:    Wit-  '   nkss, the Honorable -Thos.   R.   Mc-  < -    Innks, Lieutenant-Governor   of  Our  said Province of British Columbia, in  Our City  of  Victoria, - in    Our said  Province, this seventh day  of , June,  . in the year of Our Lord one thousand  eight hundred and ninety-eight,   and  in the sixty-first year, of Our Reign. '  By Command.  B. H. TYRWHITT DRAKE,  ' Registrar or the Supreme Court.  I      .   NOTICE   TO TAXPAYERS.  Assessment   Act land Provincial  ..* ,' '.Revenue Tax.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GiyEN,.in acoor]  d-iiice 'with the   Statutes,   tliat.Proviueis  Revenue Tax and Taxes levied under Asisesri������l  m--ut Act are" now due~for 'the year   189S,f  All of the  above' named   Taxes collectible]  within the Comox, Nelson, Newcastle, Den-  man,- and   Hornby   Isl tnds Division   of the  District o Comcx, are   payable at my office.]  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the following rates, viz: ������  1f paid on or before June 30th, 1898���������]  Provincial Revenue, $3.00 per,capita.  Three-fifths  of one per- cent on Real Pro^-J  ��������� perty.  Two and one-half per cent on Wild Laud.l  One-half   of   one per   cent on,   Personal]  Property.    .  One-half of one per cent on Income.  If paid after  June   30th,   1898���������Four-  fifths of one per oent on Real Property.        'J  Three per cent on Wild Land.  l' Three-fourths of one per cent on Persona ^  Property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on Income-,  January, W. B. ANDERSON,  1898. Assessor and Collector  A  H. McCallum, licensed auctioneer!  wijl attend to all sales in  the district oa  reasonable terms  The Juvenile."  A boy's shoe. Built to protect growing feet  against distortion. Most foot-ills are acquired  by wearing ill-shaped shoes in youth. Laced  and Oxfords; in shapes "Foot-form" and  "Dandy"; widths,D&E, Boys'  sizes, 3 to s}4', Youths', 13 to.  2}4 ; Little Men's, 8 to 123^.  Goodyear welted; Stamped on the soles #2.50 and  ������3.00 per pair.  Cataloquk  rase.  "The Slater Shoe."  Simon Leiser, Sole Local  Agent,  FOB  YQTTR  JOB PBINTM  During my tempprary absence Mr.Ken-  neth Grant will conduct for me the under  taking business. Orders left at my residence on Maryport Avenue will receive  prompt attention.    P.O. Box No 5  Cumberland, Jan.. 29. 98,   Alex. G^Rt.  Give us 3* Trial,   we  do Good Work at  reasonable  prices:  TOE NEWS ���������----  ������������������������������������������������������'-  GO TO.  Fred   Kimpel  The only   First   Class   Tonsorial  Artist in %He  City.  Wi^en you may wish an easy shave  As good as barbers ever gave;  JujaT call at my Shaving Parlor  At iinorn, eve. or busy noon  I cut and dress the htir with grace  To sijiit the contour of tho face.  Th,e room is neata-nd towels clean  Scissors sharp and razora keen.  And everything I think you'll find  To suit the taste and please tbe mind :��������� "  And all that art and skill can do,  If you just 'call I'll do for you.  FRED KIMPEL.  ier ONLY TWEJ-TMY-FiVE CENTS A.  WEEK FOR LATEST NEWS. I*  I   I  y  OOTOTETJBNAY KEETJNQ  The Opposition meeting at Courtenay  Jfrlday night was large notwithstanding  that the New^ deposited on Tuesday evening at tbe post office here failed to reach, its  detination at tbe usual time.    There  were  tithe usual speeches with somewhat peppery  variations.    The most exciting episode was  -the charge made by Mr   McAlian that the  Colliery Co had within two or  three days  discharged a miner for refusing to employ a  Chinese helper.     " Here is Mr. Russell'  axclaimed Mr. Dunsmuir; " he will know;'  ���������ak him."    Mr. Russell, who was sitting in  front'here arose and declared that while'he  was politically opposed to Mr. Pnnsmuir he -  *��������� i t  wanted every thing fair and honest Nothing of the kind had ever occurred. Mr.Mc  Allan had been misinformed.  ,     CITY OF CUMBERLAND GENERAL  ,     MUNICIPAL RATE 1898  ' Whereas it is necessary that a by-law , be  passed for levying a rate- on all the land,  - -improvements and real property on the As-  -ssessment Roll of the corporation of the Ci-  ty of Cumberland, to provide for the gener-  ' m! and ordinary expenses of the corporation  during the current year:  - Therefore the Mayor and'Council of the  - corporation of the City of Cumberland do  enact as follows:���������  1 There shall be raised and .levied and collected upon all the land* improvements and  real property mentioned and described in  5 the Assessment Roll of the said city of  Cumberland for the year 1898 an equal rate  of four fifth* of one per eent oa the dollar  on the Msesand value thereof as appears on  the said roll.       '  r 2 The aforesaid rates or taxes shall be due  ���������and payable by the person or persons' liable  , io pay the same to the collector of the said  i    t      ^       -       ���������    ,-    ^   -t      -*  City of Cumberland at his office on the first  day of October   1898.  t   *���������  3" A rebate of one fifth of the amount there-  -1' v  of shall be allowed on all taxes levied and  , *-' -. t       -   ' ���������  assessed under section I of this by-law in  -BjU cases where the same are paid on or be-  fore the first day of November  1898.   All  *- U  r-'tepayers failing to-pay., their taxes by the  first of December will be disqualified from  ���������vot:ng at the next Municipal Election.    <  4 If the rates or taxea, or any part thereof  -cue to the corporation **hall not be paid by  the 31st day of December 1898 the same  may be collected in the manner provided by  the " Municipal Clauses Act 1896 and a  ���������mendments thereof " ,-.  5 This, by-law shall come into force and  take effect on and after (he first day of July  1898  This by-law may be c ted for all purposes  as the " City of Cumberland General Munic  ipal Rate By-Law 1898. ' Reconsidered and  finally passed by the Municipal Council of  the City of Cumberland the 24th day of  June 1898.  Signed and sealed  ,   Lewie A.   Mounce, Mayor  Lawrence W. Nnnbs, City Clerk  THOS, R, McINBTES    ' 1'   - -  CANADA     4  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  Victoria, by the Grace of God,   of, the the  United Kingdom of Great Britain, and Ir.e-  nd, Queenj Defender of the  Faith, &o  &c.  To ALE to Ahom these JPbesbnts shall  come.���������GREETING. ���������   ,    :  A PROCLAMATION  D. M. EbertsJ  \X7HEREAAS it is  Attorney .General   f    * * advisable tb estab  lish the following polling places in  the sev-  raland respective Electoral. Destricts here-  , inafter named.  NOW KFOW YE thas by virtue of the '  authority contained in the Provincial Elections Act" the Lieutenat-Grvernor in Council declares that the following polling places  shall be, anb they are hereby,' established  for the several Electoral Distriots, the name  of .which are set opposite such polling places  respectively, that is to say��������� ',;  Polling Places. , Electoral District  Court House, Comox   Do     ' Cumberland ..  School Houee, Denman Is.  Do       Hornby Is...  Do       Valdezls   Drihkwater House, Whale j-Comox  ton, Cortez Island   Court House, Alert Bay..  Thurlow Hotel, Shoal Bay  Malaspina Hotel, Lund...  J no. Sinclair's Camp, Little Bear Creek ..;  In Testimony Whereof We  have c-iosed  these Our Letters to be made 'Patent  and the Great Seal of British  Columbia to be hereunto affixed :  . .Witness, the, Honourable Thos  R.  McInnes,    Lieutenant-Governor   of *  Our said Province of British   Colum-  -    bia, in our City of Victoria, 't in "Our  aaid Province, this 14th diy of June,  in the year of our Lord one thousand  - eight hundred and ninety-eight,  and  in the sixty-first year of Our Reign.  'By Command.  A CAMPBELL REDDIE  Deputy Provincial Secretary.   ~ * -  t     ���������  [L.S.]       THOS. R. McINNES.  VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the  United Kingdom of Great Britain and  Ireland, Queen, Defender of the faith,  ftc, -fcc, Ac. .    '������������������ ' .  To the  Returning ' Officer , of the Comox  1    ".* Electoral' District.     ,    "  FLOIM, FRUIT,  - Vegetable and Pet  Stock Show. .  To Be Held in Cumberland,  ���������*- *>���������      ~% ���������  Aug. 3d, and _\t\\  PRIZE LIST..  BEST COLLECTION OF FLOWERS  Prizes.  C. H.TSMLL  CITY COUNCIL.  City Council met Friday.    The Mayor  and all,members present.  -   Minutes   of   last    meeting read   and  adopted.  A letter was read from Mr. Eckstein  accepting the offer of $150.00 for his  ���������safe.  The school trustees attended and requested from the city 60 feet out . of the  park grounds for the benefit of the school  building lot. The matter is to be con-  eidered at next meeting-.  A letter from Aid. Westwbod tendering  tiis resignation. Accepted when the law  fis complied with.  Accounts Presented.���������Peacey &  Co., for stationary, $3.50; G. Murdock,  ���������for street work, $25.25; Office account,  ���������$1.87; City Clerk for six months, $72.50.  The accounts were referred to Finance  Committee; if found correct to be paid.  Mr. Riley was employed to examine  hose and put same in repair. It was decided to form a fire company and that  application for volunteers be received by  ���������the city clerk.  Tfae Mayor and Aid. Carthew were  authorized to purchase 300 feet of hose  and a nozzle,  Municipal Rate by-law was finally  passed and ordered published,  A Road T.ax by-hi-v was introduced  and passed, on plea of emergency, its  third reading. - .Adjourned.  AXT-HEREAS Hin H������ nor the Lieutenant:  , y* Y   Governor-of .British Columbia has, by  a Proclamation bearing-the 7ch day of Jane,  1898. been pleased to -dissolve the Legisla-  . tive Assembly   of the said   Province:   and  whereas it is. necessary to   hold   Elections  throughout the said Province to.fill the va-  cane'es caused by such dissolution, We-com.  mand you that, notice of the time aud pkee  of Election being   duly given, you do cause  Election to be made,   according   to law,, of  One Member to serve in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Colombia,  for the Comox Electoral District, and that  you do cause the nomination of Candidates  at such Electibn to be held on the 25th day  of June,   1898, and   do cause   the name of  * p  such Member, when so elected,   whether he  be present or absent,  to be certified' to Our  Supreme Court,  at the City of Victoria, on  or before the 3Iat day of August next, the  Election so   made,   distinctly, and   opeuly  under Our Seal duly indorsed upon this Our  Writ.  In Testimony Whereof, We have caused  these Our Letters to be ��������� made Patent  under the Great' Seal of  Our said Province of British   Columbia;  Witness,  the Honorable Thomas R. Mclnnec, at  Our Government   House, at   Victoria,  this seventh   day  of June,   in the year  of Our Lord  one  thousand  eight hundred and ninety-eight.  By Command.  B. H. TYRWHITT DRAKE,  jt-21        Registrar of the Supre_ne Court.  Society     Cards  I    O    O.   F.  Union Lodge, No. 11, meets e ery  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. Anley, R. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. & A. M,    B. C, R.  Union, B. C.  Lodge meets    first   Friday  month.    Visiting* brethren  are  invited to attend.  .R. Lawrence,  in   each  cordially  Sec.   '  COME TO  Thk News Office  Hiram Loage No 14A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers 'cordially  requested  to attend.  R. S. McCorinell,  , Secretary.  ,.   Cumberland Encampment.  No. 6,  I. O. O- F.,   Union.     ���������  Meets every alternate   Wednesdays of  each month at 8  o'clock p. m.    Visiting  wi>-*"     your I  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  printing. Reasonable prices prevail John Combe, Scribe,  Asters, cut  Balsams,  Carnations,  Chrysanthemum,  Cahna, pot  ,-   -  Candy Tuft-J  cut  Cockscomb,    *'  Dahlia, "  Daisy, "  Chinese pinks," -  Digitalis,  Flowering Sage,  Ferns, pot,  Fuschia,  Geraniums,  G-adiolas,  Hollyhock,  Heliotrope,  ' "  Honeysuckle, "  Hydrangea,  pot  '������������  cut  ���������   ������V  1 St.  $1.50  1.50  i.50  1.50  1.00  1.00  v.1'00  -3-  1.50  1.00  *���������" \  1.50  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.50  1.50  1.50  1.00/  1.50  1.00  1.60)  $  cut  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  1st Prize by H. j. Theobald)  Ice plant,  .' Larkspur,  ,   Lobelia--- ,     pot  Lavender,'  Lupin, 1.00  Lillies,    ,     - 1.50"-  Marigold 1.50  Mignonette,'. i.oq  Nasturtium, 1.00  Mimulus, ' r 1.00  Oleander, best plant,  11.00  - Oxalis, 1.50  Palm,-plant    '     '1.50  . ,   Petunia,, 1.50  Pansy, *   "        r    ,6.00  By Simon Leiser, in  goods, at the store..  Phlox, Dumondi,,   1.00  Phlox, perennial,  ,1.00  Poppy,' best^col.. . 1.50  ''.   Pinks, Florist.       i.50  by Gus Hauck in goods at  2d.  5o  50  50  5o  5o  50  So  5o  50  5o  5o  5o  5o  5o  ' 5o  5������  So  -So'  .���������>������  ,,  50  5o  5o  50  50  . 5o  5o  5o  5������ ,  50  50  00  S>  50  5������  401  .50  .50  .00  * i-5o[  store.)  3-oo  00  c  .50  ���������5  ty  Roses,   ���������"      M       -J.oo)  By Peacey & Co., ) ���������  Snap Dragon, 1.00  Stocks           ' 1.50  Sun Flowers, 1.50  Sweet Peas, 150  by Gus Hauck in goods at store.  Verbend, 1.50           .50  Zinnia, 1.50           ..50  Immortelles 1.50-       ' .50  Best collection of annual   flowers cut $3  and $2, by C. S. Ryder���������"Cheap-John."  Best collection of perennials, $3 and $2.  Best collection of wild flowers by children  under 14 years. $1 00       50  Best col. of annual flowers, cut, grown by  children under 14 years of age.    First prize  by J. P. Davis, 1 doz., pot plants; 2d prize  by J. J. R. Miller $1 worth of bulbs.  Best collection of pot plants $3 and $2.  " specimen of hanging  baskets $1,50  and 50 cents.  Best specimens Geranium $1.00  " specimen of Fuschia $1.00  "        "        " Rose $1.00  VEGETABLES.  Beans, (string)  100'  50 each  Beetc. taMe size, 6.  1 00  50  Cabbage, early, 3 heads 1 00  50  Carrots, table, six,  1 00  50  Cauliflower, 3 heads,  1 00  50  Celery, 3 sticks,  1 00  50  Cucumbers, three,'  100  50  Cress, water, one dish,  1 00  50  Lettuce, 6 heads,  1 00  50  Salad, Mustard and Cress,  b->st dish,  1 00  50  (Early Potatoes, 14 lbs 2 50  I 50  by Sam Davis.)  Onions, six,  1 00  50  Peas, best dish,  1 00  50  lladish, 3 bunches,  1 00  50  Rhubarb, 6 stalks,  : 1.00  50  Spinach, 1 basket,  1 00  50  Squash, crook neek, 3  100  50  ���������        c Tomato, six,  1 00  50  Turnips, for table, 6  100  50  FRUIT.  Currants, red, best pia-  te, 1 00  50  *   Cnrrrants, blauk, best plate, 100  50  Curraut Wine, best  bot tie,  1 00  50  Gooseberries, best plate,  1 00  50  Strawberries, best plate  -1 00  50  Blackberries, best plate  1 00  50  Apples:  Early Harvest,  1 00  50  Yellow Transparent,  1 00  50  Red Astrichan,   ���������  1 00  50  Pears, Bartlett,  1 00  50  *-    Clapp's favorite,  1 00  50  ���������^Dealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY   DONE  *3"Agent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and  -���������-Ranges   . Manufacturer of the  ' (    '        ���������*  New Air-tight heaters  "   other varieties,     1 00 50 -  Plums, best plate, yellow 1 00 50  "     "   red,     100 50  "   ,   "     "   blue,    100 50-  Peachea "     " 100 50  Cherries, beat plate, black, -1 00 50  light, 1 00 50 >  Esquimalt & Mm. By.  Time   Table  Ro.   -31 ���������  To take effect at 7 a.m. on Satnrday Mar.  26th 1898.    Trains run on Pacific  Standard time.  , GOING NORTH���������Read down.  Sat. ft  ' | Daily. | Sund'y  1  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and  9.00  12.20  12.45  P.M.  4.00  7.16  ���������  .35  ���������S'  ������<  <���������.  CHICKENS.  Best pair, White Plymouth  Rock,     .    , 100  McPhee -fe Moore from store,  Best pair, Blue, barred Ply  .   moi^th Rock, -     100  Best pair, Brown Leghorn, 1 00 50  Best pair White "1 00 R 50  by McPhee'������ Moore at storey  Best"   BnflF V 100).  cr  by Mr.. Willard.        (       f  Best pair Langshana,     1 00  <  - .��������� f* f Wyandettes,       1 001  McPhee & Moore at store.    /  "   Houdans,    -        1 00  "   Bantams,    \       100 .  , "   Light Brahmaha, 1 00)  by McPhee & Moore store, f  ". Dark   ,   ������������'.    .100  < '���������,   Black Spanish,    2 00   1  Agateware, by C. H. Tarbell.  - "   Black Minorcas, 1 00)   ���������  McPhee & Moore'at store,    f' -  50  50  50  50  50  r  50  50,  50  50  00)  50  GOING SOUTH���������Read up.    .  I    A M   I   P U    -  | Daily. I Sat. ft  . - Sund'y.  Ar. Victoria.- |   12.07 1   &00  Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria. .. I   8.46   f   4.8i  Lv, Wellington for Victoria   |  8.25   |   4.25  For rates and information apply at Com.,  pany's offices,  A. DUNSMUIR, , JOSEPH HUNTER.  President. Gen'l Supt  H.K. PRIOR,  Gen. Freight aad Passenger Agt-  L. P. ECKStEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Public  Office:���������First     Street.Union, B. O.  HARRISON- P.  MILLARD, y_���������  Physician,   Surgeon   and   AcconoHiuA.  Offices:, Willard Block, Cumbkblams)  COUBTBNAV HOVSB, COVBTEKAT.  Hours of Consultation:  Cumberland, 10 to ���������.  12 a. m. Tuesdays and. Fbidays.  ' Courtenay, 7 to 9   .-<������''.'  A. M. AND P. M.  ���������������  <���������  <������  1 00  100  100  100  100  ,   "   Cochin,  Buff -.    M  Dorking,  Hamberg, r'  Game, -  -Best Canary Singer,  Rrbbits, best;pair *  ���������    Best pair Fan tail.,  ^ ' Pigeons, 1 00  T. D. McLean offers a prize of $4.00 payable out of his store to the exhibitor who  takes the most prizes. *       '.  100  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  50  YARWOOD &   YOUNG.  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Cerner of Bastion and'Commercial'  Streets, Nanaimo, B. 0.  ,-  Branch Office, < Third Street and Dnnsmnir  *.        Avenue, B. C. Y *  .   Will be in Union the 3rd - Wednesday of  each month and remain ten days..  Gordon Murdock,i  Third St.       Union, B.C.  in all its branches! -   :  Hr.  and Wagons neat-r. \\;;  lyRepaired-  Note.���������This' exhibition is under the  auspices of the Comox Agricultural Socie- I  ty; but the committee in charge will not  allow it to be a burden on that society.  They estimate the receipts, and contributions received will be ample to pay the  prizes offered, but if not they wdl be paid  proportionately so far as the money goes;  if more is realized than the prizes and expenses amount to, the prizes will be increased accordingly, which is hoped will  be the case.  COMMITTEE.  John J. R. Miller, Chairman,1  Lewis Mounce, P. D. Little   ,  J. A. Hallidat, Robert Lawrence,  M.  Whitney, Secretary.   . '���������  Mitk9  Eggs,  Vegetables.  CONTRIBUTIONS AND PRIZES  The following contributions have been  given or pledged' in aid ��������� of the Floral,  Fruit Vegetable and Pet Show to be  given in Cumberland August 3d, and 4th.  In Prizes���������see Prize List.���������Simon  Leiser, merchant,'through Mr. H. P. Col-  lis, manager, $10 in goods; McPhee &  Moore, merchants, $5 in goods; A. H.  Peacey"& Co., druggists, $5 in cash; C.  S. Ryder, cheap magnet store, $5 in  cash;T. D. 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Bradley-Garretson Co., Ltd., Toronto.  ; THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.    ���������'���������*������������������   ������f|  ;+   ���������������   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.  t Twenty Pages; WebKly; Illustrated.  Indispensable to.MiNtrtti Men: :  I THREE DOLLARS PER, TEAR. POSTPAID.  SAMPLE COPIES, FRIB.   .  MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  ; 220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Cal.  r    J<  -"V  v-l-w  "&\  ''-ll  Jf-T  ���������I.V - E JACK'S WIFE.  BY ST.   GEORGE, BATIIBOKN'E.  *  CHAPTER L  Night has just fettled over the city and  harbor of Valpraiso, the greatest seaport  of the Chilian coast���������an October, night���������  ���������when a boat from tho Chilian war vessel  draws up alongside tlie landing known  jis the Mole.  One man only springs out, and his  actions bespeak the soldier rather than  .the sailor. Chili, the stanchest republic  of South' America, has recently been  racked in the throes of civil war, and  the   beaten   government   leader, Balma-  - ceda, has fled over the mountains. His  fate i.s still uncertain, and a close watch  is kept up in   all   seaport   towns for the  ' fugitive   president,  twho   is   believed to  - carry with hini a wonderful   Treasure   in  precious gems.  "Buenos noeho, .Senor Colonel,1'   sings  < ut the Chilian officer in the stern-sheets  of the boat.  -Tho man on- shore responds���������his   voice  -. and intonation betray   his   nationality���������  Colonel Leon Garcia has played a. part in  the late  war,    and   by ,rare   good   hide  chances to be on tho winning side   when  '/'it terminates.  *, ���������    Swinging on his heel,    ho   passes   into  ., tho city,    aiming   directly   for  a* certain  "quarter, as   though  'ho   has   an engage-  -inent.   "Valparaiso at this,hour is a noisy  place,for a number of war vessels, besides  *������������������ .trading steamers   and   ships -arc   in the  i; harbor,, and hundreds of sailors on shore-  leave make things lively.    Among others  may be seen a   number   of   Yankee tars  '   from the cruiser Baltimore,' now in port.  ���������    Colonel   Garcia   frowns   whenever-   he  sights.one of   Uncle   Sam's blue-jackets,  for, -like the majority of his countrymen,  - he has conceived- an intense hatred for  all Yankees, and pulled up with tho recent victories, believes valiant Chili with  .   her powerful men-of-war can even lay the  United States under tribute. '  At   the   corner   of   the   lighted Plaza  * Heelright he comes to* a   stop���������a   figure  ���������advances out''of the shadow to greet him,'  a figure of magnificent build,   coloss&l in  '   size,    and- possessing   the   unmistakable  voice of a Briton.    There aro many Eng7  lishmen in Chili,   here   the  money from  ' the tight little island across the sea   con-  - trols most of the industries. ���������   ��������� j  "Colonel, yoti are a little late,'' remarks the Briton, somewhat peevishly.  "Bah!,what does it; matter���������he will  not be back for hours. We have cooked  his goose, and the game is in our hands,  milord," returns the soldier, as if proud  of his own work���������this Chilian colonel is  a   fire-eater,   a   dare-devil,    in   his own  '.estimation, though if his soldiers were  closely interrogated they would tell how  he sheltered himself behind a tree in one  pengagement, and at the 'closing bat-tic of  Placilla a wrecked stone house gave him���������  security, from which ho waved his sword  -frantically, urging his  men  to1 deeds of  valor.  .   "Pardon me if "I appear less   sanguine  than yourself���������I've   had   some   dealings  with this Yankee doctor���������he is in league  .with, the nitrate king, Colonel North, has  outwitted the combine that plotted his  ruin, and bids fair to carry out the project that brought him to Chili at this  time.    By Jove! .1 shall   not be satisfied  until I know the whole business has been  accomplished."  "You   surprise   me,    Lord   Rackett; I  thought  you   were   invincible;   a   born  athlete; a British   prize   boxer   who had  never met his match."  "Wait until you meet Doctor Jack, my  ��������� dear colonel.    I   have   seen   some of his  work, and I. respect  as   much as I hate  the Yankeo. Some day we will settle om-  question at close   quarters,   but   for   the  present I am content to work in the dark  against him."  proceed {o"the fonaa. "T  As'the two. saunter across the. plaza,  after lighting - cigars, tne small "figure  that has been hugging the post near by,  arises, and instead of a Chilian youth  proves to be a little man sporting a pair  of very agonizing though diminutive  Dundreary whiskers, a checkered suit,  and a tremendous cane, with an ape's  head ,for a handle, which the owner  sucks whenever he lias occasion for deep  thought.  "Blessmy soul, but this is very odd. I  cawn't quite understand it, you know.  Something told me Lord Rackett was up  to mischief, so I kept out of his sight  and followed him hero. Ono thing l'vo  learned that pleases me���������they're in Valparaiso���������I'll soon be able to give Jack  the message I've carried over tjie sea. By  Jove! I must patter after this pair of  ducks, you know, and see what they  mean to do. Wretched cigarette���������abominable odor���������I.'ll wipe out the insult in  gore, pon onah, I Avill."  Thereupon the little man's slender legs  fairly fly as lie hastens to overtake those  whoso conversation a peculiar freak of  fortune has allowed liim to hear.  The hotel looms up���������quite a fair-looking building for Valparaiso. Already tho  pair ahead seem ' to havo opened up a  warm discussion���������men generally raise  their voices-when they become heated in  argument���������and n������ seems quite natural,  they come to a pause close to the walls  of the fonda, as a- hotel is known in sill  Spanish countries.  Not more than ten feet abovo tho, sidewalk there is an open .window; through  this a soft light escapes as though a lamp  were turned low; and as the voices of the  men sound upon the night air, t tho flutter of a white shawl or some similar feminine garment might be noticed in this  quarter. (  "I say it is,a burning shame, colonel;  I'm a single man myself, nut I have no  patience with a scoudrel ;who -would deceive his wife,5 leave her at some hotel,  and go off to flirt with'a pretty girl who  hits caught his eye."  "Bah!, they're pretty much alike, milord, these benedijyts; I've no doubt that  Senor Evans' wife believes him to be perfection. Men are deceivers, ever, you  know," laughs the Chilians.  "Jove I've a notion to find out where  his wife is and tell her of his treachery;  yes, prove it,.if need be, by taking her  to see him in the company of the lovely  Senorita 4 Marilla de los  Vegos."  "I nave round it, ana now to wring n-  confession from the lips of the scoundrel."  She turns,a$ she speaks.  "By Jove! a revolver it is. Good gwa-  cious, Avis, don't you wecognize me���������  duse take these whiskers! It's me���������your  own cousin���������"  "Larry!"  The revolver drGps upon tlie floor,  luckily without exploding, and in another  minute the small man finds himself  actually embraced by another fellow's  wife.  "Thank God you are here, just when I  need you most, cousin. I ' am in a, cruel  position, and without a soul in this city  to help me," she cries, as she blushingly  releases her small relative and sinks into  a chair.  Then she rapidly repeats wh.it has been  said beneath her window. ' ���������  "I know���������the air is full of danger to  you-and yours in Valparaiso. I must see  Jack as soon as possible; I bring him a  message of importance from Quito���������  hunted for you in Santiago, chased you  te this beastly place. But you nave your  hat on���������what do you intend doing���������mako  your husband confess?" in a joking sort  of way.  Her blue eyes snap sparks of fire:���������  ,'' If you had not come, Cousin Larry,  in flvo minutes somo one would havo_  been' hunting for a Colonel Leon Garcia,-  and before tho hour that miserable Chilian officer would bo on his knees, looking  into tho muzzle of this pretty toy, and  confessing   the   truth   to   Doctor Jack's  ���������/* ������������������ '  Avife. '  his valu-  vagabonds  advantage  CHAPTER  II.  fonaa,  heads  that Val-  into   tho  tho   capitals   of  "Pardon again���������you adore���������his wife!"  "My   dear   colonel,   I   worshipped her  before she ever knew such a man existed  as Jack Evans.    Then   I   lost   her���������was  token with the fever at . Paris���������took ' me  six months to recuperate."  "Vaga, hombre, and she���������"  "By   Jove!    was   Doctor   Jack's  wife  when I saw her   again.    I  was   furious,  meant to challenge him���������thought   better  of it and laid low   to   await   the turn of  tho tide that comes to   every   man   who  has patience.    It has taken several years,  hut fortiuie   has   finally   given   mo   the  chance I asked.   He   comes to Chili on a  secret mission���������to save the fortune ho has  invested    here���������Avis   accompanies   him  against his wishes, for she   is   brave, devoted.    I   am already here;   Englishmen  are in favor   with   the   Chilians, While  Americans aro hated. lam   in   luck.    I  "lay my plans; and here in old Valparaiso  Doctor Jack wi ll" meet his Waterloo.''  " Can-amba! what a mind for scheming. I am proud to serve you, to be your  ally. But what do I inhale���������that abominable smoke���������see, it proceeds from that  figure hugging yonder post within earshot.  Wo may bo overheard."  "Bah! it is the odor of a wretched  cigarette���������some Chilian lad lounging in  the plaza; we talk in English; it is  Greek to him, never fear. Are you rea'dy  for our little programme;'"  "You mean our argument under the  lady's window at tho fonda���������yes, I have  it in my mind, and will carry my part. I  Experience has taught me that all women  .���������ire jealous, and I must believe Doctor  Jack's wife is no exception to'the general  rule."   '��������� ��������� '. |  "Ah," says the Briton, with a chuckle,  "she has good   reason   for   jealousy; she ;  ioves this man; I will   cause   her first to '  hi>*������'hiTti."  ".And. then?"  "By Jove!   I shall marry his widow in  , the end.   Trust me, my boy, for that."  "Do we* go now?"  "At once, colonel. Remember, I shall  appear very angry; an English gentleman  is easily aroused by such ��������� miserable  treachery on the part of a contemptible  husband.::  "Of course���������it is natural. You say she  sits much at her open window?"  "Yes, for her husband has had to be  away most of the time, and owing to the  excited state of the populace since the  capture of the city lie does not wish her  abroad unattended."  ���������"Take mv arm, milord.    Now we shall  "Cospita! man, she would not go."  c MThen I shail-horsewhip him on tho  plaza. I'tell you I once knew this lady  and worshiped her, Colonel Garcia, and  my honest British Wood boils at her  husband's cowardly act."  ' "Go slow/ my impetuous British lion.  I have heard- of tho Yankee, and Doctor  Jack has the reputation of one who fears  neither man nor devil. You aro brave,  lout even that might not save you in an  encounter." -   . *    -  "An English gentleman never lets such  n thought confound.him. Win or lose, it  would make no difference; in the service  of a lady whom he respects he would risk  his life. You arc sure yon saw him with  the beautiful and- wealthy senorita who  came so near trapping Balmaceda before  his secret flight?"  "I will stake my life on it���������he kissed  her hand and '. looked the lover. 1 can  hardly blame the Yankee, por Dios, for  lialf the men in all Valparaiso would  wade through fire and flood at the nod of  her pretty head." ' N  "Ah! I see, colonel, you, too, arc in  'love."  "Hombre, I admit the soft impeachment. When I saw this accursed Yankee  find favor in her eyes, and receive the-  looks of love that 5 would give my right  hand to have bestowed upon my humble  self, I stomped his face on my brain, and  his namo when she uttered it."'  How fiercely the dashing Chilian says  this, as though he means every word.  '' Tell me what she said.''  "All I heard, and it was enough to  givo me a heart-flutter, too, was, 'To the  death, Doctor Jack���������sho shall not come  between."  "Jove*? quite enough, I declare."  "What was that���������1   thought I heard a  low cry."  "Nonsense, man, there'is so much confusion around Valparaiso now, with sailors swa-rming the streets and soldiers  from our victorious army marching in  squads, that all manner of sounds may  strike the ear. Let's find a quiet nook in  a neighboring calle, where we can talk  this thing over and arrange our plan. By  Jove! it's a blasted shame. An Englishman cawn't stand by and see a thing like  this done. Doctor Jack has got to give  up his new idol���������"  "Or I shall make his wife a widow  soon," grates the fire-eating colonel.  Then, arm in arm, the two saunter on,  as though their halt has been an accident. ���������  In tho window above a feminine figure  is crouched���������eveiy word has reached the.  ears of that faithful wife, but beyond  the one low,'involuntary, cry that escaped  her at tho cruel words repeated by tho  heartless'Chilian soldier of fortune sho  ha������ given no evidence that tho conversation thus accidentally held in front of  the Valparaiso fonda, and under her window, is of a character to scar itself with  letters of fire upon her brain.  Ono minute later the light flashes up  in tho apartments occupied by the rich  American, Doctor Evans, and his charming wife.  Sixty seconds moro, and there sounds  a sudden knock upon the hall door.  "Enter," calls tho voice of the lady, in  Spanish, but she does not turn her head  nor desist in her search through the  trunk for something.  Through the doorway steps the little  man we have seen upon the plaza; the  bright light reveals tlie wonderful pattern  of his garments, and his generally dudish  but ridiculous attire, even to the . insignificant little Dundreary appendages on  either side of his face, whioh countenance  it. must be confessed usually boasts of a  dull, va-cant expression, possibly studied.  As this specimen of the Anglomania  craze, in Ne������v York, stands there, one  hand held out toward Doctor Jack's wife  in greeting, the other feebly caressing  the left tuft of yellow down upon his off '  oheek, while his cane is tucked under his '  arm. tlie woman, .at the trunk, who lias  tossed all manner of garments aside in  her excited search, gives utterance to a  cry;.��������� . .       my coming,  biggest success of  At   just   the   time   the boat from the  Chilian   gunboat   lands    alongside .the  Mole, a man leaves the  paraisois proud of, and  city proper.    ������  A visitor from one of  Europe or the States might turn up his  nose at the idea of Valparaiso being called  a great city, for there are lacking, inany  of the elements that enterprise has made  common in the civilized world, ' but it  should be''taken into consideration' that  Chili is-in reality a Spanish country,  through tho widest awake ��������� of .' all our  South American neighbors, and that they  do not take as readily to the wonderful  advances of the age as some other nations.  Besides, Chili has just suffered the agon-  ' ies of a terrible civil* war, ', and emerges  with an added luster to her diadem; all  she wants now is^i little time to recover,  and then watch her advance with giant  stridos. .  Thus it may be accounted for that instead of flashing electric lights, such as  we are accustomed to seeing even in most  of our smaUptowns , along the railroads,  Valparaiso, recently tlie scat of battle, is  dimly lighted with flaring gas lamps.  Doctor Jack thinks little of this as ho  leaves the hotel and strikes for the center  of the city; ho has delved * into many a  quaint city of Europe, and in" his travels  ���������has seen so much that is odd and belongs  to a past age that with a traveler's experience his philosophy is to take all  things as he finds them, and do tho best  possible.  Once he turns, to wave his handkerchief to the figure in the- window of the  hotel and receive an answering salute.  "God bless the dear girl," mutters  Doctor Jack;, "it's a beastly sha-me that  she should be compelled to endure what  has come upon us in this war-racked  country, but Avis would not allow me to  sail alone, and everything depended on  Well, ib looks as though the  my life had attended  me, and in a couple of days more wo'll  take the steamer, sail for California, and  put in the winter on our lovely place  near Monterey. , f  '' I am more ' than curious to know  what the writer of this note has to say  concerning the secret mission that brought  me to Chili���������the vague hints thrown out  do not satisfy me. It may be he has news  of importance to communicate, or on the  other hand this little business may turn  out���������a trap. Doctor Jack comes prepared  with gold to buy this secret if it is worthy  of a price, and with cold lead to meet  treachery." j  Thus meditating, the   American   trav- j  crscs a narrow calle  where   the   draught  of sea air   causes   the lights*to flare, and  fantastic shadows to creep over the pavements like weird phantoms.  Valparaiso, like all seaport, always has  its quota of rough characters, and at this  particular time is boiling over with elements succeeding the late war���������soldier  adventurers spending the spoils they have  picked up, sailors deserting their ships,  and numerous rogues from the country  flocking to the scene of Balmaceda's ,  overthrow, as though.: expecting to  find the treasure of the late government  upon the streets.  Doctor Jack seeks no quarrel, though  ever ready to defend himself against all  comers. He knows the antipathy that  exists in the Chilian mind at present  against Americans, and how quick these  natives are to spot" a Yankee on sight���������  henco, ho pulls the soft hat he wears farther over his eyes as he pushes along tho  dismal looking calle.  Doctor Jack can talk Spanish fairly  well, aud if asked a question may oven  reply in a tone that would cause no suspicion to arise concerning his right to  the streets of Valparaiso. Better a little*  deception of this sort than a'silly outbreak that must betray his identity .and  cause a small riot in the city.  His residence in the country has been  such as to make it profitable for him to  imitate the natives in the matter of dress  and habits as much as possible. The  Chilians do not differ greatly from our  own methods���������the habiliments of a gentleman aro much the same as we see  every day. but in a few things they have  their own oddities, and these are enough  to mark a native in the street from a  foreigner, just as wo spot an Englishman  on Broadway.  The wisdom of Doctor Jack's policy is  presently made manifest. At a certain  point of the calle two vagabonds, who  wear remnants of soldiers' uniforms,  though this does not prove that they  havo ever marched under the Chilian  flag, suddenly confronts the American  pedestrian and demand his money.  Their appeal is not one of charity,: for  the outstretched hand holds something  in its grasp that glitters like steel.  NxiWw.Doctor. Jp^-k has. never..been nic-  gardly in his "dealings with.* tne" needy;'  his hand and pocket-book are always  open to the appeals of want, but there is  something in his nature that invariably  protests against having the hand of a,  footpad thrust into his purse and seize  upon the contents.  He has had the  experience   under ��������� the  moons of various countries, and as a. general rule kicked against it   with   a* his  might.   Just so on the present   occasion;  althoush unwilling to create   a   disturbance or commit a   breach of the peace in  the streets of old   Valparaiso,   he is even  more opposed to handing over  nbles to a couple of* cowardly  who/thus waylay him, taking,  of the fact that at" this particular moment  no one else seems to bo moving along tho  narrow, ill lighted calls.  Hence,' the fellow who addresses the  lonely pilgrim from the fonda hardly finishes his demand for the coins of tho  realm when ho is struck by a young cyc-  lono, the revolver sent' flying from his  hand, and a fist brought against his head  with such impetus that; he finds himself  lying on his back ten feet away, feebly  gazing,up at .the few stars that; peep  down from the narrow lane of blue sky  visible between the flat roofs above.  ' Doctor Jack does not forget that the  impudqnt footpad he thus chastises has a  comrade, and whirling around, ho is just  in timo to seize this fellow's upraised  arm, which ' brandishes .-iloffc an ugly  knife. '     ���������> ���������  When.-those 'fingers of steel*encircle, the  wrist of the Chilian .desperado ho, feels as  though ho has slipped his'arm by mistake  'into a vice, which clamps,,upon it with,  tei-rible force, causing a cry/ of anguish  to burst from his lips.  With a few words in -Spanish to cm-  phasize the force of his'action, the Yankees gives a sudden fling of-his arm���������it is  not unlike the snap of a drover's, long  whip. A t. the same moment he releases*  his clutch/and tho footpad, is sent across  the calle with' a> forco like that'attained"  by a stone hurled in olden times ��������� from  that primitive war engine, the catapult.  As ho strikes' thejjoor of a house,which  chances to die sli'gntly ajar, ho goes  crashing in,-arid that lack of positive resistance saves him from a.,broken-" head.  The'field is clear by', this" ,time, and  Doctor Jack, wallcs on as composedly as  though such little-occurrences are everyday matters with him- ' and count for  but little anyway.,-        .. '  ..  . "Strange, how many  in where" just such a  me���������Paris,     London," *  cities I've been  thing occurred to  ��������� Madrid! Rome,  Cairo,, yes, and even in ' far-away ��������� Constantinople'and Bombiiy. - .Well, when a  man takes to roaming the streets at night  he's almost certain to meet with just  such an'adventure, be it in Chicago or  Santiago, Rio-,de-Janeiro ��������� or' Buenos  Ayres. 'That's done, and all the ' injury  I've sustained is Wie fractured skin upon*  one of,my knuckles.' Reckon-the; chap  w3io was the cause of it all - feels worse  than that niter the collision."  Saying which, ho wraps' his'' haridker-,  chief, carelessly around the hand that  bleeds a littlo, aiid his thoughts go back  to stormy scenes' in' Madrid some years  ago, when-he first met the woman he so  proudly calls his wife, and in striving to  keep his first appointment passed'through  just such an experience as has befallen  him here in Valparaiso.  , Then his mind leaves these old scenes,  and once' more turns to the business on  hand���������tho sti-ange affair that causes him  to part from his wife at the fonda and  plunges into the amazing depths of the  seaport town.  Fortunately Doctor Jack is at homo  here���������he has threaded every one of Valparaiso's calles in tho daytime,and knows  just where his course lies.    '  Presently he emerges from the narrow  street, to find himself upon one better  lighted, where there are many pedestrians of all classes and nations. Here  -gangs of sailors reel along, shouting their  national airs, 'for under the exciting circumstances the alquazils < arc prone to  wink at any ordinary disturbance of the  peace. Valparaiso contains so many rough  elements, and is in mich a prime condition for a. riot that tho cautious Intend-  cnte, or chief of police, has issued orders  tp his men to wink at small disoiders.  Along this thoroughfare the American  strides for somo ten minutes���������then he  stops to look around him, as if a little  doubtful.  "Passed the calle, 1 reckon���������anyhow,  I don't remember seeing yonder barrack3  the time I came out of that same street  and turned in the quarter I've just como  from." Let mo go back and see'���������here's a j  street, and I honestly believe it's the one  ���������isn't that a name rudely painted on |  the glass of the blinking street lamp?  Wait until it flares up again, poor thing  ,:���������ah! now we havo it, Calle'los Angeles.  Bless my soul, the street of the angels  ���������well,, judging from, tho, look's; I should  say their visits in this section arc few and  far between.''  Standing there a minute, he takes a  survey of the street; although it does not  appear to be a thoroughfare, it, is fairly  lighted, and he remembers that quito a'  number of what are nr.lled palaces in a  South American city can be found in this  locality.  Little does Doctor Jack imagine what  strange events lio 'before'him-as he stands  for a minute', upon tho threshold of his  adventure and gazes down-the calle with  its twinkling lights.  Around him arise the various sounds  that may be heard in a Spanish town of  a balmy evening���������much laughter, loud  talking, songs from jolly spirits passing,  while from over the walls of a garden  near by come tho tinkling notes of a  mandolin   as   one,   of   Chili's  dark eyed  ������������������Are you Jose?" "*  "Si, senor, that is my name," bowing,  arid Jack notices that -he ��������� is attired, as  servants are in the families of rich Chilians. ' ��������� , -j       /    :, ���������'���������������������������.'  "You are to lead me into the   presence*  of one who signs the name of Don Rafael  Ricardo. 7,  ' "That'is true; senor;" '',-���������-'.  ��������� ��������� "Then lose'ho time���������I am ready."  -."Follow, senor."    ,       _ *���������.      '    * ,  Doctor Jack'does so willingly; he is  not in the habit "of engaging ih wild-  goose chases, but on the present occasion  the letter which has been handed to him,  requesting ��������� an interview, ' contained so  many points eoncerhirig his secret' mission to, Chili, which he ' believed were  only known to himself, that, acting on  the advice,ot"his wife, it is only proper  that he should take some risks in order *  to find out what this means. -- < ' ' '*  Jose looks .behind him several .times,  as if to see whether the American follows; but he need havo ' no' fear on this  score, since Jack has entered   the   game,  determined to see it to the end.  i,        i  "We arrive!'' cries tho man, suddenly,  as ho opens a   heavy gate,   abovo ,which  hangs a red lantern.  It may bo like tho fly walking into the  parlor of the cunning spider, but having  made up his mind,' the /Yankee is bound'  to go forward, even'though he may suspect all manner of ovil hovers there in  store for him.-  So he passes the portals.'     .   *    '���������'",'  , Like many, houses owned -by.the higher/  classes in Santiago and   Valparaiso,' this  building is set in'tho'midst of a  garden,  ,and- surrounded by   highi walls to insure,,  privacy���������indeed, these same walls might  not bo amiss in conjunction'with"a penitentiary or lunatic asylum.   *,-,*-  They pass along a walk' bordered with,,  flowers, the   perfume   of' which 'at least  makes itself manifesto   -Then* comes the  house���������-broad steps are ascended, a noble  piazza crossed, and. Jose throws open, tho"  door.   *      ���������< ,'        ��������� ,--',���������_������������������       '-..'".���������  "Enter," he cries,   and, when, Doctor.  Jack has done so *^.c leads,him'to a'roomj,  which,' though but   dimly- lighted, it can ,  be seen is-elegantly furnished.  ' Hero the'American' waits for   an audience with the,writer of  the   note, in the  drawing-room where his deadly, foo, Lord_  ' Rackett Plymptohj is   an   honored guest'.  ���������hero he-stands impatiently���������then,   dc- .  sirous of seeing   the   paintings,,turns on '  'the gas, floods the  room'-with-'light, and '  ]hearing what may be  a   sigh,  , turns���������to-  ;gazo upon a sight-that would thrill most  'men!   *      ' '*      * -   , .-,"--  - [to de continued.]   . -  ' *���������  ���������������������������'-��������� True to Life.     "       '- ,'-*  They wcro  having  somo private' theat:  ' ricals, and  Mr. and Mrs. "Jeuks  gave the    ,  sceno from "The  School' of Scandal" in '  which Sir Peter rates and reproaches Lady  Teazle  for her   extravagance ��������� and other  shortcomings.    Edith  Jeriks, eight years  lrold, was in the audience,' and when asked  at the closo of the entei-tainmont how-sho'jfj-  had enjoyed her parent*' acting* sho elec-  ' trifled her hearers by, saying , in "a* tono of .  disappointment: "Acting! They were not,-  acting. -That's the way.: they're always going on,nt home.','���������Tit-Bits. , ,    .  THo Colonel's Guess.  Tlie littlo girl was telling what sho had  learned at school. ,  "Tomorrow's" lesson will bo about the  passive A'oicc," sh^ said. "You know what  that i.s, don't you, Colonel Stillwcll?" -  "I can't say that my recollection on tho  subject  is  exact,"  ho   replied.   ."But   f  should infer that it is what you use when  you happen to havo a po' hand."'���������Wash-'  ington Star.   -  Tattooing; Royal Women.  Tattooing among ladies is held in higher esteem abroad than in this country.  Queen Olga of. Greece has an anchor tattooed on her shoulder as a token of her  affection ;for her father, the late Grand  Duke Constnntine of Russia, and Princes?*  Waldomar of Denmark, wife of the sailor  son of King Christian,'is also marked'iu  like fashion, with, the addition of a crown.  It is said that Lady liandolph Churchiil in  the only living woman in the English  peerage who has been tattooed. The idea  occurred to hor while traveling in India.  She sent for an artist who submitted designs and suggested tho symbol of oti-ruity  ���������a snake holding its tail in its mouth.  Lady Churchill approved,*and tho result;  is a beautifully executed snake coiled about  her arm just above her wrist. As a rulo a  gold band covers it, and only personal  friends have seen the design.  TSanjcs Jit tlio Funeral.  Three banjos furnished music at a. St.  Louis funeral the other day. ./.This was  done at. the, request-of tho dead man, who  ���������.vas an.-accomplished musician' and an expert on the banjo.  Carefully Beared.  Fond Manimn���������t am so glad you had  ���������such a nice time at Mrs. Tiptop's, and I  hope, sho noticed how carefully you had  been brought'up. You did not ask twice  ���������for dessert, did you?  Small Son���������No indeed, ma.. I didn't  have'to. 'l-Jvory time I finished a dish and  began scraping the saucer with tho'spoon  and smacking my lips the waiter came  and brought mo some more withoufi saying a word.��������� Now York Weekly.  The Old Colonel's Epitaph.  He shot at least- a dozen men  And lynched some more to boot.  He died <ut threescore years and ten,  When he couldn't see to shoot!   '        y  ���������Atlanta Constitution.  daughters thrums a national air.  Doctor Jack hears, smiles, and turning  his back on all this exhilaration of sounds  plunges down the \Calle los Angeles���������  advancing to meet the strange adventure  that awaits him*.  Now, keeping to tho left, he reaches a  tree upon which a board has been nailed, ���������  forming a rude cross���������it is known as  such to every dweller in Valparaiso, and  has many a time served as a rendezvous  for lovers mid plotters.  At the Tree of the Cross he pauses and  glances around him.    A figure which the  concealed   suddenly  :i   voice   in   Spanish  ' why  "Not His Fault.  "Old'   chappy/'   asked   Cholly,  .don't you let your beard grow?"  "Deah  boy," responded Fweduy in  an  injured tone, "I have boon lotting itgwow  . neahly two months."���������Chicago Tribune.  Alone.  -  She asked me very earnestly  If 1 loved her alone,  And when I answered, "Yes���������ah, yes!"  She shook her chapcrone.  ���������Detroit Journal.  V -  \]  ti  <fl  '.' I  _  I  body of the tree has  bobs into view, and  says:���������  "Good evening, senor���������I have been ex  pectinsr.Tou. You.are prompt."  Most Obliging.  Mulcahey���������We'll hov fish balls for breakfast. Biddy darlint.  Mrs. Mulcahey���������Oi loikc ham tho best.  Mulcahey���������Well, make the fish balls out-  av ham, thin.���������New York Journal. ���������\ T  fi"~  ih  /���������'  ll"  ft    *  \\  I    ft  1^  K  H++WW+WHHHWW*HHtt  rss  T  can be driven in or driven out. Dr. Ayer's Sarsaparilla  drives disease out of the blood. ' Many medicines suppress  disease���������cover it but don't cure it., Dr. Ayer's Sarsaparilla-  cures all diseases ��������� originating in impure blood by purifying  the blood itself^ Foul blood makes'a foul body. Make the  blood pure and the body will be sound. Through the blood  Dr. Ayer's Sarsaparilla, cures eczema, tetter, boils, eruptions,  humors, rheumatism, and all scrofulous diseases.  " Dr. Ayer's Sarsaparilla was recommended to me by my  ���������*'),     physician as a blood purifier. - When I began taking it I had  risings or boils all over my body, but one bottle cured me.   I  consider Dr. Ayer's Sarsaparilla the best blood medicint   '  made."���������Bonner Craft, Wesson, Mibs.  (Jer Oyer's Sarsaparilla  i  iiW-Httl������mWMH*t������HWtt'  ���������OH  CELESTIAL VISIONS  CONTRASTED WITH THE DIMNESS OF  EARTHLY EYESIGHT.  Or. Talmnee   Delivers a Vivid   Discourse  .,(. * . *.  - ���������-'.'/       *'*  ��������� ���������     on the Splendors of Heaven, Which the  t - *       -    ���������     >     -    <- ,  Uortal Mind Cannot Conceive���������Problems  .  "ot Iiife and Mysteries of Providence.  ��������� Copyright 1898, by American , Press Asscoia-  tion.l  '���������" Washington, March 6.���������This discourse  ������f Dr. Talmage is one of mighty contrasts  and the dimness of earthly eyesight, as  oomparod with the vividness of celestial  -eyesight, is . illustrated. The- text is 1.^  Corinthians xiii, 12, "For now"we see  through a glass, darkly, but then face to  face." -.  , ��������� '    ��������� -  \ The   Bible   is   the   most   forceful and  pungent of books. While it has the sweetness of a mother's hush for human trou-  .ble, it has all the keenness   of a.scimiter  "iind the',tcrushing\'power   of a lightning  ���������*,���������. bolt.,It portrays with more than a paint- -  ������r's power^at*-'one   stroke,, picturing   a  heavenly throne and a  judgment, conflagration. '  The v strings , of this great .harp  ���������re fingered   by   all   thevsplendors of..the  future, now sounding ,with the crackle of  i   consuming;' worlds,' now ' thrilling with  , <the joy of-the'everlasting emancipated. It  , tells how one forbidden -* tree "in the garden blasted the earth   with   sickness and  death,   and   how   another   tree,   though  "   leafless and bare, ycfc, planted on Calvary,  shall yield a fruit which shall more than  antidote the poison of the other.    It tells  how the red, ripe clusters of God's wrath  were brought to tho wine press, and Jesus  trod them out, and how, at last,   all   the  ���������golden chalices of heaven shall glow with  tho wine of that awful vintage.  It dazzles  the eye with an Ezekiel's vision of wheel  and wing and   fire  and   whirlwind, and  stoops down   so   low   that it can put its  lips to the ear of a  dying child and say,  ���������"Come up higher."  And yot Paul, in my text, takes the  responsibility of saying that it is only an  Indistinct mirror and that its mission  ���������hall be-suspended. I think there may be  one Bible in heaven, fastened to tho  throno. ' Just as now, in a musoum, we  have a lamp exhumed from Herculaneum  or Nineveh, snd wo look at ib with great  interest arid say, "How poor a light it  must have given compared with our modern lamps!" so I think that this Bible,  which was a lamp to our feet in this  world, may lie near the throno of God,  exciting our interest to all eternity by  tho contrast between its comparatively  foeble light and tho illumination of hea-  Ten. The Bible, now, is the scaffolding to  the rising temple, but when the building  is done, there will bo no use for the  ���������caffolding.  Finite Vision.  The idea I shall develop to-day is, that  ln this world our knowledge is comparatively dim and unsatisfactory, but nevertheless is introductory to grander and  more complete vision. This ia eminently  true in; regard to our view   of   God.    We  . hear bo much about God that we conclude  that we understand him. He is represented aa having the tenderness   of   a father,  -the firmness of a juage, tho majesty of a  king and tho love of a mother.    Wo hear  Shout   him, talk about him, write about  im.    Wo lisp   his namo in infancy,  and  it trembles on the ��������� tonguo   of. the dying  ootogenarian.    Wo   think   that wo know  ���������very 'much, about him. Tnko the attribute  of   mercy.    Do we   understand   it?    The  Bible blossoms.all over -with that word���������  mercy.   It speaks again, and again of the  tender mercies of God; of the   sure   mercies; of the great mercies;   of   the ineroy  that endureth forever; of   the   multitude  of his mercies.   And yet I know that the  Views we have   of   this   groat   Being are  taost indefinite, one sided and incomplete.  When, at death, the gates shall   fly open  and we shall look directly upon him, how  new and surprising! "We see upon canvas  a picture of the morning.   We   study the  cloud in the sky, the dew upon the grass  and the husbandman   on   the way to the  field.    Beautiful picture of tho morning!  But we rise at. daybreak   and go up on a  hill to see for   ourselves   that whioh was  represented   to   us.    While   we   look the  mountains are transfigured.    The   burnished gates   of   heaven   swing   open and  shut, to let past a host of fiery splendors.  The clouds are all abloom, and hang pendent from arbors of alabaster   and   amethyst.  The waters make pathway   of   inlaid pearl for the light to walk upon, and  there is morning on tho sea.    The   crags  uncover their scarred visage, and there is  morning among the mountains. Now you  go home and how   tame   your picture of  the morning seems in   contrast!   Greater  than that shall bo the .contrast between  this Scriptural "view of -God and that  whioh wo shall havo when standing face  to"face. This is a picture of the morning'  that will bo the morning itself. <  '   Christ's Excellence.'  Again, my text is true of the Saviour's,  excellency.    By imago and sweet rhythm'  of  expression   and   startling   antithesis,  Christ is sot forth���������his love, his   compassion, hisr work,   his   life,   his death, his  resurrection.   We aro challenged to measure it, to compute it, to weigh it.   In the  hour   of   our   broken   enthrallment ' we  mount   up   into' -high   experience,  of-his  love,- and   shout   until   the countenance  glows,*   and   the   blood   bounds,  and the  whole   nature   is   exhilarated,    "I   have  found   him!"    And   yet ���������- it is through a  glass,   darkly.    We   see   not half of chat  compassionate face.   We feel not half the  warmth of that loving heart. We wait for  I death to let   us   rush   into his outspread  arms. 'Then we shall be face to face. Not  shadow, then,   but substance.    Not hope  then, but the fulfilling   of   all prefigure-  ment. That will be a magnificent unfolding.    The rushing out in view of all hidden   excellency,    tho - coming   again of a  long absent   Jesus,   to   meet   us, not in  rags and in 'penury and death, but amidst  a light' and   pomp   and   outbursting joy-  such as none but a   glorified   intelligence.  could experience. * Oh,   to gaze full upon *  the brow   that   was , lacerated, upon the  side that was pierced, upon*the feet   that -  were  nailed; to  stand ^olose, up in the  presence of him who prayed for us on the ���������  mountain, and thought of us   by the sea,  and agonized for us in   tho   garden, and  "died for us in horrible crucifixion; to feel  of  him,   to   embrace   him,   to   take his  hand, to kiss his feet, to run our   fingers  along the scars of   ancient  suffering,   to  say: "This is my Jesus 1 He gave himself  for me.   I shall' never leave his presenoe.  I shall forever behold his glory.    I   shall  eternally hear his voice. Lord Jesus, now  I see   thee!    I   behold' where   the blood  started,' where   tho 'tears coursed, where  the face was distorted.   I havo waited for  this hour. I shall never turn my back on  thee. No more looking through imperfect  glasses.    No   more   studying thee in th*  darkness.    But   as  long   as this throne  stands and this  everlasting  river  flows,  . and   those   garlands    bloom,    and   these  arches of victory   remain   to   greet home  heaven's conquerors,   so   loujr 1 shall see  thec, Jesus   of   my   choice,    Jesus of niy  so 115, Jesns of my   triumph,   forever and  forever, face to face!''  The Puzzles of r.lfe.  The   idea   of   the   text   is just as true  when   applied to God's providence.    Who  has not coino to some pass i$.   life   thoroughly   inexplicable?    You   say:   "Whan,  does this mean? What is God going to do  with me now? He tells me that all things  work together for   good.    This   does not  look like it."    You continue to study^the  dispensation and after awhile guess about  what   God   means.    "He means to teach  mo this.   I think ho moans   to teach mo  that.    Perhaps it is to humble my prido.  Perhaps it is to make mo feel   more   do  pendont.   Perhaps to teach me the uncertainty of lifo." But after   all it is only a  guess���������a looking through the glass, darkly.   The Bible assures us there shall bo a.  satisfactory unfolding.    "What I do thou  knowest not now, bxit thou   shalt   know  heroafter."  You will know why God took  to himself that   only   child.    Next   door  thore was a household of sdven   children.  Why nob take   one   from   that group instead of your only one?    Why   single out  the dwelling in which there was only one  heart beating responsive to   yours?   Why  did   God   givo, you   a   child   at all if he  meant to take it away?    Why fill the cup.  of your gladnoss brimming if   he   mount  to dash it down?   Why allow all tho tendrils of your heart to wind   around   that  object and then, when every fiber of your  own life seemed   to   be   interlocked with  the child's life, with   strong hand to tear  you apart, until you   fall,   bloeding   and  crushed,   your   dwelling   desolate,    your  hopes blasted, your heart broken? Do you  suppose that God will explain that?  Yea.  He will make it plainer than_any mathematical problem���������as   plain   as   that two  and two make four.   In   the light of the  throne you will see that it was right���������all  right.   "Just and true are all thy  ways,  thou King of saints!"  Here is a man who cannot get on In  the world. He always seems to buy at the  wrong time and to sell at tfie worst disadvantage. He tries this enterprise and  fails that business and is disappointed.  The man next door to him has a lucrative trade, but he lacks customers. A  new prospect opens. His income is increased. But that year his family are  sick, and the profits are expended in trying to cure the ailments. He gets a discouraged look. Becomes faithless as to  success. Begins to expect disasters. Others '  wait for something to.turn.up; he waits  for it to turn down. Others with only  half as much education,and character get  on twice as well. ��������� He sometimes guesses  as to what it all means. He says: "Perhaps riches-would spoil me. Perhaps poverty is necessary, to keep me humble.  Perhaps I might, if -things were otherwise,, be tempted into dissipations." But  there is no complete'- solution, of' the  mystery. ,He sees through a glass darkly  and must wait for 'a' higher unfolding.'  Will there be an explanation? Yes; God  will take that man in the light of the  throne and say: "Child immortal, hear  the explanation! You remember the failing of that great enterprise���������your misfortune in 1857, your disaster in 1867. This  is 'the explanation." And you will answer,  "It is all right." -,  Mysteries of Providence.  I see, every- day, profound mysteries of  Providence.   There is no question we ask  oftener than Why? There are hundreds of  graves in Oak Hill   and   Greenwood and  Laurol Hill   that   need   to bo'explalned.  Hospitals for the blind and lame, asylums  for the idiotic and insane, almshouses for  the   destitute   and   a   world of pain and  misfortune that demand more   than   human solution.    Ah, God will  clear it all  up.    In   tbe   light   that pours.from the  throne, no dark mystery can live. Things  now utterly inscrutable will be illumined  as plainly ras ��������� though   the   answer were  written on the jasper,wall or  sounded in i  the temple anthem. Bartimeus will thank  God that he was blind, and Lazarus that,  ho was covered   with   sores,   and Joseph  that ho was cast into the pit, and Daniel  j that he denned with lions, and Paul that  .he was humpbacked,, and   David that he  was -driven   from   Jerusalem,   and that  sewing woman that she could   get,only a  few pence for   making , a   garment,   and  that   invalid   that   for 20, years he could  mot lift his   head 'fronV the   pillow, and*  'that widow that sho -had*such hard work"  .to   earn   bread/for,*her   children.    You  I know that ih a song different voices carry  different   parts. , ,The - sweet   and   overwhelming part of the halleluiah of heaven  I will not be carried by thoso who   rode in,  I high places and   gave   sumptuous * entertainments, but pauper children   will sing  ���������it, beggars   will   sing   it,"   redeemed hod  carriers will sing it, those^who were once  tho offscouring of earth.will sing it.   Tho  halleluiah will   bo   all  'the   grander   for  earth's   weeping   eyes .and* aching heads  and exhausted hands and scourged  backs  and martyred agonies.  ; Again, the thought of the text is just  when applied to- tho ' enjoyments of the  righteous in heaven.*I think we-have but*  littlo idea of-the number of rthe righteous  't Q  gave him up. How long he despised my  counsels, but grace\hath triumphed. All  here, ' all here! Tell the mighty joy  through the city. Lot the bells ring, and  the * angels mention it in their song  Wave it from the cop of the walls. All  hereI"  ���������>No more breaking of heartstrings, -but  face to face. The orphans that were left  poor and in a merciless world, kicked and  cuffed of many hardships, shall join their  parents, over whose "graves they so long,  wept, and gaze into their glorified count-*  enances forever, face to face. We may  come up from different parts of the  world, one from the land and another  from the'depths of the sea; from lives  affluent and prosperous, or from scenes of  ragged distress, but'we shall all meet in  rapture and jubilee, face to face. **  Many of our friends have entered upon  that joy. A few days ago they sat'j with  us studying these gospel themes, .but they  only saw through- a glass, darkly���������now  revelation hath come. Your time will also  come. God will not leave you floundering  in tho darkness. You stand wonder struck  and amazed. You feel as if all the loveliness of lifo wero dashed out. You stand  gazing into the open, chasm of tho grave.  Wait a little. In'the presence of your do-  parted and of him who carries them'in  his bosom, you shall soon stand face to  face.- Oh, that our last hour may kindle  up with this 'promised joy I May we be  able to say, like rtho Christian not long  ago, departing, "Though a pilgrim,walk ,  ing through the valley, the mountain  tops are'gleaming from peak to' peak!"'  ���������or, like ray dear friend and brother, AI-1  fred' Cooknian,' who took 'his flight to the  throne of God,- saying in his last moment  that which has already gone into Christian classics, "I am-sweeping through the'  pearly gate,, washed in the blood of the  ���������Lamb!" - *      '.        *'<-���������*,-  THE GOLDEN EONDIE  AJT  ENORMOUS  SEEKERS  BUSH   OF   GOLD  GOING  IN.  \  Some Sound Advice from One "VF.ho.Hjui  i  Made the Trip, and Knows Something "  of the  Hardships   tlio   Gold  Must Undergo.  Seekers  !  in heaven. Infidels say, "Your heaven  will be a very small place compared with  the world of the lost; for, according to  your .teaching, the majority'of men will  be destroyed."   Ldeny the charge.' I sup-'  -.pose that the multitude of the finally lost,  -"as compared with the multitude of the  finallyfsaved, will be" a handful. I suppose  that the few sick people in the hospital  to-day, as compared with the hundreds of  , thousands - of well peoplo in the city,  would not bo smaller than the.number of  - those .who shall be cast out in suffering,  compared with thoso who shall have upon  them the health of heaven. For we are to  remember that we are living in comparatively the beginning of the Christian  dispensation and that this world is to be  populated and redeemed and that ages of  light and love are to flow on. If this be  io, the multitudes of the saved will be in  vast majority.  I A Conntless Multitude.  '    Take all the  congregations  that  have  to-day assembled for worship.   Put them  together   and   they   would   make   but a  small audience compared with- the thousands   and   tens   of   thousands   and ten  thousand times   ten   thousand,   and the  hundred and forty and four thousand that  | shall stand   around   the   throne.    Those  flashed   up   to   heaven   in  martyr fires,  thoso tossed for many years   upon the invalid couch, those fought   in   the armies  of   liberty   and   rose   as   they fell, those  tumbled from high scaffoldings or slipped  from tho mast or were   washed   off.  into  the sea.    They   came   up   from Corinth,  from Laodicea, from   the   Bed   sea bank  and   Gennesaret's  wave,   trom Egyptian  brickyards and Gideon's thrashing   floor.  Those   thousands   of   years ago slept the  last sleep, and these are this moment having   their   eyes   closed,   and   their limbs  itretohed out for tho sepuloher.  A general oxpecting an attack from the  sneniy stands on a hill and looks through  a (ieldglass and socs in the great distance  multitudes approaching, but has no idea  of their numbers. Ho says: "I cannot  tell anything about them. I merely know  chat there are a great number." And so  John, without attempting to count, says,  multitude   that   no man can  MRS. HUGHES' CASE.  The Lady Writes, Another Letter  , to the Dodds Medicine Co.'   -  Vive  Doctors   mnd   a   Specialist Said. She  Had Rheumatism-They Could Not  Help Her-Her Trouble -Was  Kidney Disease���������Cured <  by Dodd's Kidney -c ,  Fills.  JMorlky, Feb. 12.���������Interest in' the wonderful recovery of Mrs: T. Hughes is still  unabated here, and the case is the principal topic of conversation. Mrs." .Hughes  has received a letter from theL Dodds Medicine Co., Toronto, asking what name her  doctors gave her disease. Replying, Mrs.  Hughes writes thus:  "In reply to yours of the 7th inst., would  say that the doctors said I had Rheumatism. They said that' my age, 48 years,  -went against'my recovery/that I would; be  better when I got.over the change of life,  and that nothing,but time would cure me.  "I believe I had kidney and bladder disease. I grew' worse and i worse daily;  could eat nothing but cornstarch or, soup,  until I began to use, Dodd's Kidney Pills.  When'I was ill I weighed 147 pounds; now  I weigh 112 pounds���������my normal weight.  I beg to state again  Pills saved my life.  "Anyone wishing further information  may write to me, and. I'11 gladly give it.  Mrs. T. Hughes."  In' the face  of the emphatic  evidence  that is coming to light daily, no man can  say that Dodd's  Kidney Pills won't cure  Bright's Disease, Diabetes,  Rheumatism,  Lumbago,   Diseases   of   Women, and all  other Kidney Diseases.  I    Dodd's Kidney Pills are sold by all drug-  ' gists at fifty cents a box, six boxes 82.50, or  "will be sent, on receipt of price, by The  ! Dodds   Medicine   Co.,   Limited, Toronto,  Ont.  A Bear in Her Path.  "This baby carriage with a canopy top  is a good thing," said the early spring  nurse girl to the policeman in the park.  "Then push it along," grimly ordered  the bobby.  In the rush towards the golden field*  of the Jtlondike,- there are thousands  who are ill-fitted to stand the strain of  hardship and exposure, which are inseparable from that trip. Illness, disease and death is almost certain to  claim many of the ill-prepared adventurers. The following letter from on������  who has undergone ��������� the hardships of  the trip, will prove interesting to thos*  who intend'going into the desolate'but  gold laden north :��������� , {  Skagway, Deo 12tti, 1897.,   f  Dear Sirs,���������My object in -writing  this letter is to give a-word of advice  to' those who conlemplate'poing to th������  Yukon gold fields.   Tor��������� ten  years I  have followed the occupation ��������� of,' prospecting, timber estimating  and min- ���������  ing, and the hardships and privations  which one has to undergo, are enough. ������  to wreck  the strongest  constitution.' ���������  In the spring of 1897 1   was  stricken>>  with pleurisy, as the result of exposure.  I recovered from this ubut it left behind the seeds of disease ���������yvhich-_m_ani-  fested'themselves in the form'of 'heart ,  and kidney   troubles.    I managed to ���������  reach  Vancouver   but   did  ri'ot^ hays  much hopes of recovery.   I was 'ad-,  vised, however,* to give  Dr. "Williams' ���������  Pink Pills a trial and at first purchased'.  but\ two   boxes,    Before   these  were  gone I found beyond a doubt that they  were helping me, and their-continued ".  use ''put me on my feet again," to uss  a common expression.   -I then engaged  to go to the Yukon country and only  ���������  those who have made the trip to'Dawi \  son City can form even . the   faintest   \  conception of the hardships that havs^  to' be borne in making thetrip., Before,.  starting I added to my outfit two dozen'  boxes of'Dr. Williams' Pint Pills and  I can honestly say no "part of my outfit proved of such invaluable service to'  me, and I would strongly  urge 'every  mari who goes in'to take a supply with   ,  him, -as he will find the'need of such, a-'  tonic and upbuilder of the  system on  many occasions.    I went   in   and   re- ,*-  turned to  this place   by   the   Dalton  trail;-.which consists of ,350 miles of old  Indian trail, starting at Pyramid Har- *'���������  bor.    In going over the  trail one/has  at times to wade through-,mud more  than a foot deep,   and   ford.-streams .  waste deep in ice cold lk waters.    When *  I started for the  Yukon" my,"weight '  was only 149 pounds, and Inow weigh,;  169 pounds, \ thanks to Dr.  Williams'  Pink Pills.,   "'    ''      \    - --���������;"���������  1 am soon starting for another trip",,  to Dawson by  the same' route. - This r  time, however, the .travelling will, be  on snowshoes,  and you- may   depend  upon it Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills will  again forni part of my outfit.  _   ,,,  __.,       ,    I write this letter for the two fold    -  that Dodd s Kidney i pUrpose of letting you know what your '  medicine has done for me and urging,  those who go in to take a supply with  them. Every man. whether he is sick  or well, who undertakes the trip to the  Yukon will require something to brace  him and keep lnsLconstitution sound in  that country. I may say that my s  home is at Copper Cliff, Ont., where  my wife now resides.  Yours very truly,  John Pichh.    '  .v**-1.  ;;.-���������  ���������**���������'-������������������  '1411  j, te*l  ,<th->''  :-W -������������������  -" "'-,--1  ��������� -.--?��������� *-*l  S     J.* ,   * I  f      if   ^ f I  *.**,-*  -^v.*'  -in 1J    I  "A   great  number."  We are told that heaven Is a place of  happiness, but what do' we know about  happiness? Happiness in this world is  only a half fledged thing���������a flowery path,  with a serpent hissing across it; a broken  pitcher, from which the water has  dropped before wo could drink it; a thrill  of exhilaration, followed by disastrous  reactions. To help us understand the joy  of hoaven, tho Bible takes us to a river.  We stand on the grassy bank. We see the  waters flow on with ceaseless wave. But  tho filth of tho cities are emptied into it,  and the banks aro torn, and unhealthy  exhalations spring up from it, and wo  fail to get an idea of the river of life in  heaven. -  The Reunion of Heaven.  We get very imperfect ideas of the reunions of heaven. We think of some festal day on earth, when father and mother  were yet living, and the children came  home. A good time-that 1 But it had this  drawback���������all were not there. That  brother went off to sea and never was  heard from. That sister���������did we not lay  her away in the freshness of her young  life, never moro in thia world to look  upon her? Ah, there was a skeleton at the  feast, and tears mingled with our laughter on that Christmas day. Not so with  heaven's reunions. It will bo an uninterrupted gladness. Many a Christian parent  will look around and find all his children  there. "Ahl" ho says, "can it be possible  that we are all here���������Ufa's perils over?  The Jordan passed, and not one wanting?  Why, oven tho prodisral is here.   I almost  The Precious Innocent.  He-���������Do you think there really Is any  danger in kissing?  She���������Wait till I go to the stairs and  listen to find out whether papa is asleep oi  not.  The World's Telegraph Wires.  The total miles of telegraph wire in the  world has reached 4,808,921, not counting  180,440 miles of submarine cable. Were  this all in one continuous line it would  wrap around the equator about 198 times.  The moon and earth could be connected by  20 lines, with enough to spare to connect  every country, on tho earth. Of the total  amount, Europe has 1,934,790; Asia, 310,-  685; Africa, 99,419; Australia, 217,479, and  America, 2,510,548.  Black mid White.  The Boston Budget says that a merchant who lives near Boston numbers  among his friends an old colored preacher, by whom he was recently invited to  make a . Sunday morning call at the  church over which the latter piesides.  Tho morchant, although wishing most  heartily to accept the in.vitation and  to bring his wife also was somewhat in doubt as to tho propriety of so  doing,  ation,  wholly acceptable to your congregation."*  The shepherd reassured him. "Why,  6ah," ho exclaimed, "dore's so many  whito folks in dat church some Sundays,  ma con^rragasion looks like a han'ful ol  blueborries in a bowl of milk"  "I am afraid," he said in explan-  4'that out   presence   would   not be  HOME DYEING MADE EAST.  Even a Child Can Dye With Diamond Dyes.  Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper. 'J .  :  Cordite a Substitute for Powder.  Experiments are being made at Portsmouth, England, with cordite as ammunition for quick firing guns, for the purpose  of determining the visibility of the flash  at night and how far it would guide an  enemy's fire. Cordite is said to give a  much smaller flash than powder.���������Scientific American.  Impediments.  Mr. Nipperson���������What a comical fellow  that Mr. Dastrow is.  Miss Wellwood���������Comical? How is ha  oomical? /  Mr. Mipperson���������Why, the impediment  in his speech, you know.  Miss Wellwood���������Oh, yes, that is comical, isn't it? And that reminds me of  something that Nell Brantford said concerning you, the other day.  Mr. Nipperson���������Ah! What was it?  Come, I won't be pub off; you must tell  me.  Never mind my blushes. ���������  Miss Wellwood���������Sho said the impediment in your thoughts was something  pitiful.  Diamond Dyes Color Anytlilnff Any Color  ���������Make Old Cloaks. Gowns, Scarfs, and  Suits Look liike New���������How to Dread  Well at Small Cost.  Diamond Dyes are a wonderful help to  eoouomical dressing. Those simple hom*  C.JT.J3 will color anything any oolor, and  tnoy, make cloaks, stockings, dresses,  feathers, laces, curtains, etc., look lik*  new.  Many of the Diamond Dyes are mad*  from specially prepared dyestuffs, and iii  ho other way can homo dyeing be donlt  so simply and satisfactorily.  They come in all colors, and the plain  and explicit directions on the packagt  make it easy for the most inexperienced  to use them with success. Even a child  can dye a rich, perfect color, if Diamond  Dyes are used.  Do not risk your material with dyes  that claim to oolor both cotton and wool  with the same dye, for it is impossible to  get satisfactory results with dyes of that  character. In Diamond Dyos there are  special dyes for cotton and special dye*  for wool, and they are all guaranteed t������  givo satisfaction, if used according to  directions, g ^!S_^r^m^m~'^^fmm^T^'  ^gg^yjt"^^*  I ft  LOCAL BRIEFS.   -  .   Vote for  Dunsmuir  ���������f i  1 enders have been sal'id ���������*������r the erection  of a Fire  Kail.  Mrs. Jame.3 Dunsmuir aud younger children a'rf-  guests  of Mr. aiud Mrs.   Fiancis  * jf**eans Little.  Thanks to Mra. Knight for a' bor.qnefc of  bea-*i:^lq! flowers, grown at' her home at  Pu^a Holinea.  VQT-E for the GOVERNMENT  candidate  Mr.  Hooper,   architect of Victoria, was  ��������� up, on Wednesday with reference to the uew  eohoolh.iuse h-iro.  J'OUND���������On Thursday, a chili.'--,   yol ow  tanned shoe���������lelc foor, now���������was found   on,  the sidewalk near the drag   store.    It   has  been left, at the News Ollico  The Sunday Schools, with tho parents  nut in lhe day in a dolighttul way near the;  mouth of the Trent river.  Officer Thompson and tamily wero thrown  out of their fivo seated buggy, bu- foi-tu .-  Sjjtaly escaped injury. The buggy shafts  were broken short off.   '.  f OR SALE���������My faim 16Q acres, about  30 acr?s perfectly cleared, and about 30'  acres cleared but not stumped, 31  miles from Comox wharf^ also one good  jnilk cow for   sale.���������W. Andertox.  Mrs. J. 0. Brien is visiting ^-'r. and Mrs.  ,-Joe Moore, at Couctenay, where they have  ' ^aken a hou.<e<for th,e, summer.  For Sale���������One story and a half dwel  ling house of six rooms, hall,  pantry, etc.  . 9,n easy terms     Enquire of Jas. Carthew  r.^IS. IS A SNAP.���������One half Lot 4= in  Block 5, on Penrith Ave., second house  west of English Church. Neat cottage,  also stable.    See Frauk J. Dalby, Agent.'  Subscribe to. the Evening   News  and  War  Bulletin  issued from  the   Weekly  News  office.      It  contains   all  the r&al  ne.\vs without the padding.  MrB. Lawrence, and her two daughters  left for Vancouver,, Friday nionvng. After a brief visit there, they will go (east ti*  spend the remainder of the summer.  Attention is called to the lettei  of "One of -Yourselves-" in this is  sue.'  Its logic is unanswerable.  The concert and recital Tut.s-day  eveuim'  at the Methodi������t cburoh was v.-ell  attc-ude  3-nd highly  appreciated.    The  strawbeyrie-  and ice  cream  w<?re in gopd demand  aui  xnueh enjoyed.  Mr. John L, Roe postmaster at Cumberland, B. C. aad Miss Annie J Monro, of  Yicb^-ria, were united in marriage according  to the forms of the English Church, Juue  29th at St. John's, by the Rev. Mr. Jenn*-  assisted by the venerable Archdeacon Scriv-  en. Mr. and Mrs. Roe are spending their  honeymoon in a uisit to the Sound cities.  ���������au-^f'Ljmai'  Dunsmuir,   Creamery,   Smelter,  (j-j-pod Roads, and Daily Mail.  That Band Affair.  The members of the Union Brass  Band called aL The News office yesterday to say thece was no truth in the report thai while they were in attendance  at the Sunday School picnic July ist  there was tacked upon their big bass  drum the .vords���������"Vote for McAlian."  We have no desire to do the band any  injustice and therefore give them' tbe  benefit of then; disclaimer, especial'y as  they very properly say that as a band  thev have no politics. This call was.  ijiade a^ter the inside of the. p-aper had'  ijun, off.  fo;litica:l hotes.  Kjjitoa News:���������Never has there been  sue i mfcere*.t manifested in political matters  hero before. Pamphlets, leaflets and circular--, have been distributed by th'e opposing  parties. Bat the tide is in favor of the Gov  e-i-ruent whose progressive policy and wise  ad riinistration is highly commonded.  From all we can learn Mr. Turner will  b.e returned with,an increased majority.  A h*ar:y jeception met Mr. Duns,  mnir here during his recent visit and the  vo*.ers stand almost unanimous for him.  They feci his interests and their's are i-  dentic-d and that with his conceded ability -ind intimate knowledge' of the wants  of lhe district and province, he is well  qualified tp serve the people. A vote for  him is a vote for progressive government  July 4.    - John Ford  THAT MAIL.  P. 0. Cumberland, B. C.  Dear Sir:;���������  A,a thero seems some doubh  about the Comox and Courtenay mail lea*--  ing. this office 011 last Wednesday, (i-heC---  ���������qacix mail day,),I beg to state that she nurl  was sent that day, and a receipt for hami  wa*; given tho mail earrie.-, whicli ho handed  (.V   *      6*. ��������� *    ���������"  to me,    rIj*he can-;e of delay I oannut expiai ������������������  X01"--"3 faithiully  L. W. Nunns.  -   Aaat. P. M.  S.ian.d hy your interest by   casting your vote for J,ames Dunsmuir.  d. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT andS BUILDER,  OUMHyULAND,  ii. C.  GOME  TO  This News Officic  with     your  printing. Reasonable prices prevail  '    r        (     BATTLE  Siboney, July 2d via Playa del Este ���������  At one o'clock this afternoon over five  hours,of terrific fighting took place when  the Spaniards began to leave their -en-  trenchments, and retreated to the city.  Many Americans were wounded. One  had both arms shot off and was wounded  in the hips.  Shaftor's' Account.  Washington, July 2��������� The War Department has received the following from  Gen. Shafter dated at Sibeny: "Had a  heavy engagement today whirh lasted  from 8 a", m. until sundown. We -have  carried outer works and are ^ow ip possesion of the place. There is now about  three quarters of a mile now open between my lines and the city. In morning  my troops will be entrenched. Casaiali-  ties will be about 400.''  Gen. S-inft"r's Dispatch.  Washington, juiy '2���������The following  from Gen. Shafter by Adj. Gen.* : '���������'Sibo-  ney, via Playa del Esta���������.-I fear I have  underestimated today's casualties. I  find a thoroughly equipped hospital  sliould be sent at once. The chief surgeon says he has use for 40 docLOi..?.'  Fi-a-ther Details.  N[ew York, July 2���������A special- lo the  World from El Paso, Cuba, rear Santiago, sayb the first hard righting of the  campaign has been ended by silencing  the Spanish battery. The wounded are  still being packed off the field of action.  It was a blunder in allowing the infantry  to be massed behind the battery's position. About si^x o'clock this morning  there was a sudden boom. It was the  first shot to avenge the killing of Ca-  pion's son. Promptly the Spanish began  then* answer from their forts. About 7:15  the battery opened fire on the troops in  sight of San Juan block house. Shells  burst like clockwork. Common ppwdev us  ed by onr troops made fine target for the  Spanish field battery which used smokeless powder. Our guns could cot locale  the enemies gu-ns, but our men worked  madly lo get at the Spanish position.  Most of the Spanish shells weni low, as  seen through the smoke. The Cuban  leader Gonzales, reports 20 Cubans killed  and 10 wounded.  MU-wunr-f-naMNa  FOIl SALTT-.-���������Two nearly new counters,  ftuqiiirc at the Nkws Oi-'FI-jk.  FOR-SALE���������Cumberland residental property on favorable terms by D. IS. & L.  Association.  FOR SALE.���������My house and two lots in  the village of Courtenay.  K. GiLANT, --Union.  -,-������-i<--w-������tt������������^a^CTC������������i,'**X*--^^ 1 j '  FOR Rent,���������Fine apartments for living  rooms in Willards brick block. Enquire of  owner on the premises.  T7OR SALE,  RANCH���������One milo and  a  ���������*-   half  from  Union,   contains  ICO    acres  . and will be disposed of at alowiigure.    Enquire of James Abrams.  For Your J.ob   Printing,  GIVE US A   TRIAL.  WE    DO   GOOD    WORK,  Dunsmuir is the man for the peo  pie.    Give him your vote  on   e!ec-_,  tion day.  REQUISITION.  To James Dunsmuir, Esq.  .   We, the undersigned electors, for  Comox   District    request   you   to  stand as  a candidate  fcr the local  1        ���������  Parliament at the  ensuing election  as   a  supporter   of the provincial  government, ASSURING YOU OF  OUR SUPPORT.,  RICHARD SHORT,  Wm. J. MoALLAN,  ,  and Others.  MR. DUNSMUIR  ACCEPTS'.  TO MESSRS. ,THOS. CAIRN'S,  BYRON CRAWFORD, AND, TWO  HUNDRED AND FIFTY OTHER  VOTERS OF THE ELECTORAL  DISTRICT QF COMOX.  GENTLEMEN:���������   C y ���������  In   reply to  your largely signed requisition requesting me to become your Candidate - at the approaching Election for the Local . Legislature, I  have much*' pleasure in stating  that I have decided to accept  your request, and if I have the  honor of being elected, I will support the'present Government; and  I can assure you, that I shall use  my best endeavors to -promote the  interest 61 your District,  .     V  I shall endeavor to see every  voter personally before, the 'election.  *  Yours truly,  JAMES DUNSMUIR  June 17, 1898.  TO 1THE   ELECTORS   OF   COMOX DISTRICT.  Gentlemen :���������  As the result of meetings of the Opposition Party held  at Cumberland and Courtenaj--, and  it being the unanimous desire that  I should be your candidate for  election to the coming local Parliament in the interests of the country  and progressive legislation,.I have  decided to accede to. such desire.  I will address you from the public platform at Cumberland and  Courtenay, and wherever else practicable on dates, of which you will  receive due notice, where my policy  and my reasons  for  opposing   the  present Government wi.ll   be   fully  explained.    I will also endeavor to  visit you all at your own firesides.  Yours respectfully  W. J. McALLAN.  NOTICE.  Driving through the neve  cemetery with  teams is strictly forbidden.  By order. M. Whitney  Dec. 13, 1867. Sec'y pro tern  GORDON    rvlURDOCK'S . .  LIVERY.  Single and Double Rigs to let  ���������at���������  MJttS  leufpices  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd Stc  CUMBERLAND,    B.  C.  Received by,last boat another .* -'.      ,' *  consignment of our well known'  r   ' , ^ , ���������  Three-ply RUBBER MOSk  .- '     , '' ���������     "t    '  ' ,*���������'*������������������*' ' '",',,'**���������  in half and three-quarter inch.*  ,-' 1        - - '     '_      *,  '    '    \,     *   y'  i 1 1 t ��������� Y  r -  Call at ance as it is selling very quickly^       /    '  -wv*  Motj.-i-?age Sale} o ���������  *������������������ -  Mortgage tenders addressed to the undersigned fti*d posse dt.o him'will be rccnivctT up  to.noon oi tho 11th day day of July 1 SOS for  '������������������lit.' inirchabo'of that certain piece, of properly deaoribod ^ follows: Lot Two in Block  Seventeen to^ n of Cumberland, map 5 22  a. Tlie title deeds may be inapectad and fur  ther informa-tion received by applying at  tha office of Lhe undersigned. The highest  or any tender not necessarily accepted. Da-,  ted 27th June 1S93./  Lnis P. Eckstein,   First  Street  Cumberland, B. C, Solicitor for mortgagees  Mortgage Sale  Mortgage Tenders addressed to the undersigned and posted $0 him will be received  up to, noon of tho ISch day of July 1S9S for  the puvchase of that certain piece of proper-,  ty described aa follows: East half of Lot  Ten, Block T>.-n, City of Cumberland.  The title deeds may be inspected and further information received by aplyinc; at the  office of the undersigned.    The highest  or  any tender not neccssar.iiy  acceptc,    Dated *  June 27th 1S9S  Louis  P.  Eckstein,   First   Street.  Cumberland, B. C, Soliclior for mortgages.  Teaming &  1   *  LIVEPU  Mok-tuacje Sage  Mortgage tenders apdressed to. the tindei-  signed aud posted to him will be received-  up to noon of the ISth day of, July 1S9S for  the purchase ot that certain piece of property described as follows: West half of Lot  Ten, Block Ten, City of Cumberland.  The title deeds may be inspected, and further information received by applying at  the. office of the undersigned. The highest  or auy tonder not necessaril accepted. Dated-  June 27th 1898.  Louis P. Eckstein First Street Cumberland, B. C] Solicitor for the mortgagees  Mt aid Ornamental, Trees ^������������a**������w  I am prepared to .,  furnish Stylish Rigs  an-ql, do Teaming  At reasonable pates^  D. KilpatriQk,  Union, B. C.  x    also    x  Horseshoing and  GENERAL  Blacfo&mithing.  Eioliard P. Wallis, '  Notch Hill Ranch,  Nanoosi^ Bay, B. C.  Breeder of' thoroughbred and hr^-a,  class white Plymouth Rjqcks, Blacks  Langshangs. Ovjer 170 prizes won,  in the last fixe years. At Vancouver's,  recent Show, oujt of an entr,y of 28;  birds 26 secured prizes.  I gaurantee*. lo birds to thp hatch.  Infertile eggs replaced. Eggs $2.00,  per setting of 15.  CHANTS  ������  ANKOF  FAX  I  a  ���������<>  SHRUBS, ROSES,   RHODODEN-..  DRONS, GREENHOUSE-AND--  BEPIJTGr OUT PLANTS,.'  grlcultural Implements  SP^AY PUMPS,   FERTILISERS,  BEES and BEE SUPPLIES.  St  eie-  u������  A General. Banking Business  transacted.  ;  SAVINGS B]OK D^PARTMEN^  Deposits  received  from $1.00 upwards  a,ad   interest  siHfewed,  in  ISTO  AGENTS. CvrALOG-qs Fkeb..  M.* J.   HENRY,  604 Westminster Eoad;  YA*KrcpuyT?,ii3> B.. 0,  ��������� -0���������^-~  A.ll business by mail,1 carefully  and-promptly attended to..  W. A. SPENCER,  JN'^NAGlf R..


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