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The Weekly News Jul 20, 1897

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Array ,w  ������'^s*f������  ,>  ���������cJ        J<W  \  *���������*.  ���������V ���������  ; .  If  r>    r  IS  P  IV  J A  ������*  NO.    244.    UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT,  B. C,    TUESDAY   JULY,  20th,  1897. $2.00 PER    ANNUM.  ARRET  For the choicest meats we are head quarters.  If you have not tried our noted sausages,  bologna and head cheese, you should do  so at once. Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES.  |o|  8) lifg^fc^^^^^^^^^  '  J tiff'-ft  BLOUSES AND STRAW HATS 'M  .REDUCED TO/ COST: . . . ���������.'-. fe  ||':gl)llliiia'K. f^as. and Coffees ||  ALWAYS ON HARD:    I  Tf^e Undersigned having Purchased  E  business  here, beg to inform the public that they are prepared to   supplv���������: ���������  "    "������������������ ������������������'"  Pure Brags & Druggist Sundries  as cheaply as they  can be procured from any house in  B ritish Columbia.     A full line of���������      Mum  Patent Medicines  always kept on hand. , .  We are desirous, particularly, of calling your   attention  to our complete stock of  Stationery and School Books  In this line we will sell as cheaply as any house in Union.  PRESCRIPTIONS &. .FAMILY RECEIPTS  CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED .....  A. H. PEACEY & CO. UNION.  =3^  Comox Notes.  Mra. DempBter returned last boat from  Nanaimo.  The H..M.S. Wild Swan arrived in the  harbour Monday 19th.  The H.M.S. Pheasant has gone north to  the Behring Sea.  J, B. Holmes was a passenger down by  last week's steamer..  Seed Potatoes and Oats at the Union  Store.  On. Sunday Evening.  Rev.. Mr, "fait occupied Rev. Mr Logan's  pnlpit, preaching an earnest sermon, at the  oloie of which, he re a J the citation from  the Presbytery at Vic oria, calling npon the  <9nurcn here to appear by representatives   at  a session to be held there July 26th, to pres-  sent any reasons, if any they had, why Rv.  Mr. Logan should not be transferred to the  pastorate of Eburne Church. A meeting of"  the ohurch society was announced for Wednesday evening of this week, to consider the  matter, at the close of the regnlar prayer  meeting.  At the Methodist Church there was a  good attendance, to listen to a service of  song, which, as usual was excellent.  At the Presbyterian Church, Comox, Rev.  Mr. Logan delivered an eloquent discourse.  The church was crowded   as   it  usually   is  there when it is announced he will preach.  North Pole Expedition.  Stookholm, July 16.���������In a private letter  just received here from Prof. Andree, the  aeronaut and explorer, he says: "I will  take tbe first opportunity to make the ba-  loon start northwards even though the  winds should be less favorable than we  might desire.  Jjatest by Wire  Ex Priest Arrested.  Victoria, B..C, July 16.���������Ruthvenu,  who claims to be an ex-priest, was arrested  this morning for the circulation of indecent  literature, a book entitled "Crimes of Romish Priests."  Large Shipment. ,        <���������,  The Hudson Bay Co., this morning shipped seven carloads of liquors and groceries to  the Clondyke. The Albiou Iron Works also sent a cargo of stoves. The whole shipment was valued at $25,000.  Yukon Trail.  , The work on ��������� the trail' from Telegraph  Creek to Teshan Like,' the first section of  the new route to'.the Yukon, is proceeding  satisfactorily.    .. , <  Spanish Merchants Arrested.  New York,' July 16.���������A special  despatch  from Havana says eighty rich Spanish  mer- -  chants and bankers were arrested  there  to-'  day, accused   of   selling   merchandise   and  medicines to the Cuban patriots.    Those uu-  der arrest include prominent persons,   men  who hold important official positions.     The*.  excitement is intense.  Not, Exauerated.  Victoria, R. CWJuly ,16. ���������Mr.   E.   M.  Su'livan, a Yukon trader, who arrived  here  this morning, says,ithat tbe   reports   from -.  the Clondyke are"/not   exagerated   in   the  lease-  More .Japs.  One  hundred  more  Japs  arrived on   the ���������  steamer Pelicau fchid evening ,tlie 16fch, to go  to work tidhing on the Fraser River.  .Slowly. Dying.  Gert. Brown of  Bueuher   Biy,   who   wan  shot by J-ni. Aictien.&ouiti   mouths   'a^o,    ii  slowly djiug.       "'       .      ��������� r>  'Great Storm.  -'.Nety   York,, July ������������������]."������'���������All' along, tht  Soiyid.a. ^toi m"������'itf*,';..wit.h    fory    \rf-rei:.l,iy  ami .vjre.it daiir\^e-d'i)U������������,to biu&ll Ci'af-ts~afo>>g  the shore.  ' " Cuban Reports.  Havanna. .Inly !5'���������OJusal advices from  Pifiitr IWKio, aiHHiAtioe that Mih i.'itmj'^en'  le-idcr ha.i been kilh-.l and. another I.-mlfr  ha-i surrendered to tho authorities with 16  of his followers.  ���������   Trrks Arrested.  Constantinopit1, July 13 ���������A hundred ad-  dition-il urreatd lullowed . the iuvestij; .tiou's  of the military and uaval commission op-  " pointed to try 25 students of tho Naval,  Military and Mud'cal Schools, who are  charged with conducting a -,im!ifcic'il propi-  ga������jda in the interests of the young Turkish  party.  Coming Back Hjcji.  Nanaimo, July 15. Win. Sloan, late Sloan  and Seott, and Wilkinson who ^efc tor Yukon a year ago have s.o'id their claims there  for $50,000 each. They are coming out  next steamer.  Want Our Coal.  Victoria, B.C., July 16.���������The representatives of the Pittsburg Co., which contemplates the starting of a steel and iron works  at Port Angeles were here yesterday endeavoring to make arrangements for .the supply  of coal and iron ore from B. C. mines. It's  understood they are well satisfied with the  interview thoy had with the owners.  cPhee &  General Merchants and Butchers,  UNION and COURTEN   Y, -       -       - B.   O  A    GREAT   DAY  For Cumberland  and Union.  RICHEST STRIKE  EVER KNOWN.  A special to the News, dated 17th,  says richest gold strike the world has  ever known was made in Clondyke region  last August, but news did'not reach Circle city until December 15th, 300 miles  distant. Hundreds of claims have been  staked out, all equally rich. The largest  nugget found was worth $257; next $231.  About 75 miners have reached St Michaels, bringing a portion of their cleanups. J. J. Clements of Los Angeles has  $175,000: Prof. Lippy of Seattle $65,000;  Wm. Stanley $112,000; Clarence Berry  $110,000; Henry Anderson $33,000. F.  Keller $25,000; F.J. Kelly $33,000; Wm  Sloane of Nanaimo $85,000. There are  some 30 or 40 more who stand guard o-  ver their treasures in their state rooms,  but will not talk. The aggregate is $1.  000,000. The claims are numerous and  wonderful not so much for their richness  as extent, there being hundreds of them  staked out equally rich. The ^-steamer Excelsior of San Francisco was the first  to get through the ice to the island; Portland of Seattle was four days later. Ice  went out of the Yukon June 15th and the ���������  steamer P. B. Weare, which wintered at  Dawson reached St Michaels June 27th  bringing 95 miners, every man bringing  a fortune in gold di^st.  Nanaimo is ablate with excitement and  many are leaving.  ,  HE    INTRODUCTION   of  pure,  water from   Hamilton  Creek   into  iown  last,   Thursday  was  a  most  important   event   in   our  history.     The  day   was<  slightly   cloudy but  cool   and  ..pleasant. ' Ai   10 a. m.  the  officers  and  '������������������directbis  of the   Cumberland  &' Union  Water-Works Co.^ with their ladies, and  a goodly number of the general  public  gathered at  N0.2 Slope  to  witness  the  ceremony of turning on  the water.    The  ladies  of the  directors���������Mrs. ��������� R.   Lawrence,  Mrs. R. Giant,  Mrs: L.  Mounce,  Mrs.   F.   B.    Smith,., and    Miss   Sarah  Lewis���������formed a^skmi-circle.   around a  turning  wheel,  tlie"*'rim   and  spokes of  which   were  covered with beautiful and  many-colored  ribbons.    Mr.   Kelly  then  tqok  a photograph  of the ladies,  after  which  Mr.   George  Stevens,   contractor  for   the   erection   of the   reservoir,   and  superintendent of the works,- stepped for*  ward and in a neat speech ^'presented the  "key."   The ladies turned-the wheel and  the waiting  water "rushed .into the mains.  It  was just   13  minutes to 11   and  the  water  pressure  was   100, pounds to the'  square inch.    A group including ihe office", s   and directors,,of the company, was  ,hcic caught, by the  camera:    Carriages'  were" now.   taken   for   Cumberland,   but'  '-.upon   reaching the   office  of the   Union  ������"Colliery Co., a \\\iit of,a-few, minutes was  ���������had   during which-the hose'attached  to  t.iie   hydr.snt  was tested.'   The  presence  cii air in   ihe pipes   and want of pressure  prevente'd   the. display   which   followed  when    Cumberland    \vas    reached,   an  account of which will  be found under its  appropriate head.   -  Following the firemen's exercises with  the hose, came the banquet in the Union  Club rooms -which bad been provided by  the directors of the Water-Works Co.,  and to which the" shareholders and their  friends had been invited. Messrs. Strang  & Campbell' were the caterers; ^and it is  needless tc say performed the part  assigned them most satisfactorily. All  available space was occupied and every  chair taken. When the ''inner man" had  been salisfied the. Chairman, Dr. Law  rence, president of the company; arose  and proposed as the first toast, "The  Queen," which was/responded to in a  hearty manner. The toast to the Union  Colliery,Co.,was happily resoonded to by  Messers. Clinton and Russell. Rev, Mr.  Logan after a very complimentary introduction, delivered in his usual excellent  style, proposed the Cumberland & Union Water-Works Co., associating with it  the names of the directors. In response  Dr. Lawrence, the president, made a very  neat and appropriate address in which he  expressed the satisfaction of the directors  at the presence of so many of the shareholders, their ladies, and friends, gave  an interesting resume of the organization  of the company and its work, and showed  that the prices charged for water supply  were as low as that of any town or c'ty  in the Province with the single exception  of Vancouver, which owned its own water  system, and where if there-was any deficiency if could be met out of the general  revenue. He further stated' that if  the rates now fixed gave Lo the shareholders over 10' per cent on their investment they would be lowered. He also  paid a glowing tribute to the TJnion Colliery Co., acknowledging the great aid  received at the hands of Mr. James Duns-  muirs and the courtesy of Mr. Superintendent Little. He also took this occasion to thank and compliment the directors who he said were all practical men,  and Mr." Secretary Smith, whose skilled  ability had been of greatest value. Rev.  Mr. Hicks proposed in well chosen words  as the next toast, "The Prosperity of  Cumberland," and associated with it the  name of Mr. M. Whitney, editor of T H  News.    The' response   was an   earnest  effort  to show that Cumberland���������a city  soon to be���������was no   ephemeral town but  had resources which "were bound to'make  it a place of very considerable importance  commanding  the trade of a large area of,  country,  and  giving   employment  to   a'  large number of men;  possessing all the  social,'educational, political, and religious  advantages  which   characterize   a   live,  progressive and  prosperous   community.  Speeches were also made of a pleasant  and   effective   character   by   Mr. L.  P.  Eckstien,    attorney   for   the    company,'  Judge Abrams, and Dr. Westwood.  .'Dr.,  ,Dalby, and Mr Frank Dalby were called',  upon to   speak for "The   Ladies,"   and  briefly but humorously responded. 4Mr.'  Wm.   Lewis in' eulogistic .-terms' called-'  upon Mr. George Stevens/who 'interestingly spoke   of his   connection',- witli 'the  Water-Works,'saying this was the 30th;";.  water   system  he   had   introduced  into  towns on  this Coast   and that  this while  not large was  about  the best;  in fact lie  thought our Hamilton Creek water ,supe-'  rior  to the   Capahno   water- for ."which-  Vancouver was so proud. ''   "  FOR SALE.���������Five acres of land.wjth- ���������  in 10 minutes'walk of Comox wharf. -Price'.  $225.   Apply.to.R. Wilcox,,Comox.';   ���������  UNION SHIPPING.    .    i     '  The Tepic took away 170 tons of coke-for  Trail, and 214 tons qE'coal   for" CP.B^''' on  the'13tb'; and on. the same day the Kildonan  -'left for Ne'w Westminster with 157- tops  of  codl for G-illes & E,oger3.  - July the 14ih, the Rapid Transit^flook  249 tons of coal"for U.'S. War������hdp Oregon at  at Port Angeles; and on the 16th, the .Transit took 230 tons for the U.S. Steamer,Con-  cord at Port Angeles; aud on the 15th, 'the  Tepic took 186 tons-of coke for'Trail,.,and  211 tons of coal for the C.P.R; :".  Two huncrred and fifteen tons of coal were  taken on the 16th, by the Dominion steamer, Quadra. ��������� "''.,'������������������  The Princess Louise took ] IS tons of coa I  for the C.P.N". 'Uo,  on   the   16ih; and   the  mystic tho same day took 43 tons of coal for  the vesssel's use. .' '  On the lScb, the Maude took 344 tons of  coal tor the C.P.N. Co; and the Active took  43 tons for vessel's use.  ���������For Vegetable and Flower Seeds, go  to the UNION STORE.  PERSONAL.  Mrs. James McKim is home again after a  pleasant visit to Tacoma and Victoria.'  Mr. P. Dunne, arid Mr. W. Merriman returned Thursday from a brief visit to Vancouver.  Dr. Millard is reported to be ill with typhoid fever at the Jubilee Hospital,  Victoria.  Mr. Postmaster Roe is back again after a  visit at the Capital, where he was detained  by sickness.  Mrs. Hunter and Mrs. Curry of Nanaimo,  nieces of Mr. R. W. Robb are paying him  and Mrs. Robb a visit. They came up on  the last steamer and will remain a week.  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leiser's.  Pair,  111. k ..Vw*^        1.      t*Ji ���������  ."'.'���������.'i>  A Pure Grape Crcatn cf Tartar Powder.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD,  0  'it  J       j  ���������' *c0  ���������^&l  \W.,     'I  Ci\i  "sT  1'  -'' 1  "��������� '-V.)|  .*i> -'f  SK'T***5"^ X  K>  Subscribers -who do not 'receive'their, paper regularly will please notily us at once.  Apply at the office for advertising rates.  LONDON   MADMEN.  THE NEWS.  UNION, B. C.  The Week's Commercial Summary.  The price of silver bullion In London  lfl down to 29 3-16 pence per ounce.  Stocks of wheat at Fort William and  Port Arthur are now 2,834,000 bushels,  an increase of 94,000 for the week. A  year ago the stocks were 3,265,000 bushels.  It is estimated that the stocks of wheat  in farmers' hands on March 1st were  96,000,000 bushels,as compared with 123,-  000,000 bushels a year ago and 75,000,-  000 bushels two years ago.  This week's American Agriculturist  ���������ays: Carefully consolidated and average  returns rrom local county correspondents  indicate that 26.4 per cent, of the wheat  crop of the United States of 1896 still  remains in growers' hands. The total  thus Indicated in first hands amounts to  124,175,000 bushels, or the smallest farm  supply of wheat reported on March 1st  Eince 1891, when the Government estimate of 112,000,000 bushels was followed  by practical exhaustion of all old stocks  before the new crop became available.  Farm stocks on March . 1, 1896, were  145,000,000.  "Consul Taney, of   Belfast,   writes   the  State Department at Washington that,the  discussion in.American   cities   regarding  the cost of illuminating gas   suggests  to  him that   they   would   be   interested to  learn that the   City, Council,   which controls the gas works   at   Belfast,   has reduced the price   to   60 cents   per   1,000,  from 66 cents per 1,000 cubic feet, beginning with the current quarter.  This price  Ib also subject   to   a   discount  of   5 per  cent, between 50,000   and   100,000 cubic  feet, and 10 and 15 per cent, for   greater  amounts.    The   reduction   was contemplated   last  year,   because     the   profits  amounted to   $327,892   at   66   cents per  1,000 feet.    This surplus was  disposed of  in various ways, such as new works, contributions to public libraries,   parks, etc.  The largest   item   of expense   was coal,  costing   $3.09   per   ton,   delivered at the  works.    The actual cost of   manufacture  to the gas holders before distribution last  year was a small fraction over 19}������ cents  per 1,000.  Some of the Queer. Characters That BTannt  the. City Streets.  There is scarcely a neighborhood in  London which cannot boast of its local  madnian. Some strange or eccentric figure is to be found in every parish and  in almost every important thoroughfare.  Marylebone has a religions maniac  who is by profession a collector of rags  and bones.  South Kensington a short time ago  possessed two madmen���������one who imagined himself to be Napoleon and walked  slowly backward and forward, gravely  saluting every oue he met, and another  who firmly believed himself to be Henry VIII. It is said that on one occasion  he accosted a famous physician and instructed him to get him a divorce from  Anne Boleyn. "If you can't manage it  any other way," he said, "off with her  head, off with her head!"  A man in Brompton would hail a cab  and drive to a certain street in Chelsea.  There he would wander up and down  for hours looking in vain for a house  which had been pulled to pieces nearly  20 years before. It had evidently been  associated with some important crisis  in his life's history, and his mind refused to dissociate itself from the spot.  At one time there came forth every  evening from across Westminster bridge,  walking along Whitehall to the Strand,  a man wearinga long overcoat with a  cape, a soft hat and leggings. He had a  bunch of primroses or yellow flowers of  some kind in his buttonhole and another in his hat. He carried a pipe and  strode along with bent head and with  one hand behind his back. He ignored  every one,' looked neither to the right  nor the left and walked always at the  same rate. Every now, and then he  \yould suddenly throw up his hands and  shout in a deep voice, "Here's to the  Jacobites all over England!" Then he  would march on as before, and- people  who turned in alarm would see nothing  but an eccentric looking figure, going  steadily in the direction of the Strand.  ���������Pearson's Magazine.  A Connnd rum.  In the latest * 'Echoes From the Oxford Magazine" one of the humorous  verse writers suggests that in the summer term, when the university is given  over to young lady teachers attending  the university extension lectures, it  should be called a ."school of flirtation.' '-  The examiners in it should then prepare  their questions in the following fashion :  If A. be good looking and twenty';  ��������� If B. bo divine and eifrhteen;  If C. be������������������well, fifty, with plenty  Of wit preternat'urally keen,  Can you show by what use of quadratics  The squaring cfC. may be done?  And when by applied mathematics  - Will eiphteen and twenty be one?  RHEUMATISM  CURED.  AN  ADDRESS  NOT  REJECTED.  LINCOLN  AT SCHOOL.  Here and There.  March   came  warehouse.  in   like   a cold- storage  There are now two living ex-presidents  of the United States.  A New York newspaper artist has been  sentenced to death���������but it is for murder.  How can any true American woman fail  to be interested in the fact that Mrs. McKiniey's inauguration slippers came off a  4-C last?  So Uncle Sam and. John Bull are to  look for that Alaska boundary line together. If two heads are better than one,  four eyes ought to be better than two.  If General Horace Porter is made ambassador to France and' Colonel John  Hay is made ambassador to England, the  "literary fellers" will be doing tolerably  well.  If it is true that John D. Rockefeller  ie going to give $10,000,000 more to the  University of Chicago, it ought in time  to be able to produce a winning football  team.  The high-bred - ladies who visit bull  fights in the Spanish towns would probably be shocked at the thought of attending a prize fight in the slugger state.  "It's all 'cordin' to how yer raised," as  they say in the woolly west.  One reads of forty-four degrees below  at.White River, Ont., and thirty degrees  below in South Dakota ��������� at this season,  with a sort of realization that beautiful  spring is destined to meet with not a few  hold-ups on the road.  A New York journal1 evidently thinks  to have made something clear by saying  ' that the German empress was Princess  Augusta'Victoria, of Schleswig-Holstein-  Sonderburg-Augusten burg, the daughter  of Duke .Frederic, of Schleswig-Holstein,.  a branch of the house of Holstein-Olden-  burg. How much better does anybody  know the lady after this explanation?  According to Henry Labouohere, a London shop-keeper, who caught a richly  dressed lady shoplifting gave her her  choice of being punished by the law or  birched in the old-fashioned way by his  lady manager, she chose to be birched  and had her preference. He has not seen  her since, and-Mr. Labouchero ' thinks he  has discovered an effective cure for kleptomania.  Can Recommend It.���������Mr. Enos Born-  berry, Tuscarora, writes: "I am pleased  to say thafc Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil is  all that you claim it to be, as we have  been using it for years, both internally  and externally, and have always received  benefit from its use. It is our family  medicine, and I take great pleasure in  recommending it."  "Worthy of Record.  Brindle���������Most remarkable thing you  ever heard of happened in our neighborhood last night.  Dolliver���������Indeed ?''  Brindle���������Yes. Man actually threw a  boot-jack at a cat.  A Schoolmate   of tlie   President  Tells   ol  His Karly JLife.  Mr. George H. Yenovvine contributes  a paper on "The Birthplace of Lincoln"  to St. Nicholas. Mr. Ycnowine quotes  the following from an old man named  Austin Gollaher, who went to school  with the emancipator: "Lincoln(.was an  unusually bright boy, and he made good  progress in his books���������better than almost any one else in school���������and he  studied very hard, although he was  ��������� young. He would get spice wood bushes  and hack them up on a log and put a  few of them in the fire at a time to  make a light for him to read his books  by. It did not make a very good light,  but it was all he had at night. Young  Lincoln was never good looking. He  was angular and awkward. His mother  was a rather slim woman of medium  height. Tom Lincoln, his father, was  tall. Abe was not very much like him,  for Tom Lincoln had a fuller face and  was of a heavier build."  In answer to a question as to Lincoln's brothers or sisters, the old man  brightened up and said: "Oh, yes, he  had a sister. Her name was Sally, and  she was about my age; That was one  reason why I thought so much of Abe.  But when the Lincolns moved to Indiana I did not say goodby to either of  them; .���������.���������:.-���������'���������;;'-,'���������/������������������������������������-  "I next heard of Lincoln several  years afterward. It was said that he  would make rails during the summer  and thus earn money to go to school.  Then I heard no more of ...'Lincoln until  he was nominated for president. I told  the boys that no matter what happened  I was going to vote for Abe. I said I  was going to vote for him if it was the  last act of my life, because I had played  with him when a boy, and I was glad  he had gone up in the world, and I did  vote for him!" said the old man.  Ik F������ct   It   Brouglit  an Unprecedented!;?  Harffe Sum to the Writer.  The, Star reporter wns taking an intellectual fall or two out of the literary person, just to show that individual that all  the literature in the world wasn't centered  in one human being, when the literary  person became catechetical.  "Do you know," lie said, "the highest  price ever paid for a single short poem?"  That was easy for the reporter.  "Of course I do," he snid. "It was that  $1,000 one of our American periodicals paid  up to Tennyson for a couple of dozen lines  ������r so."  The literary person simplytwlthered the  reporterby a look.  "I beg your pardon," he said, "but the  highest price ever received for a short poem  wns by a man, an Englishman, too, by the  way, bearing the plebeian name of Smith.  His poem was shorter than Tennyson's,  and he got 15 times.as much for it."  "I'll bet you," interrupted the,reporter,  "that no American publisher, however An-  glomaniac he may be, was fool enough to  put up that amount for a poem."  "I'll admit it was an Englishman who  paid the money," said the literary person  in a tone of regret. "This Mr. Smith, who  died in 1839, at the age of 65, was a brother of Horace Smith, and the two Smiths  wrote those very clever things of a bygone  day known as ' The Rejected Addresses,'  being imitations of famous authors. ��������� On  one occasion our Mr. Smith dined with Mr.  Strahan, the king's printer, who was suffering from old age and gout, though his  mental faculties were as bright as ever,  and the next morningr Mr. Strahan received from Mr. Smith the following stanza.  of eight lines:  Your lower limbs seemed far from stout  When last I saw you walk.  The cause I presently found out  When you'began-to talk.  The powerthat props the body'e length,  In, due proportion spread, ,   .  In you mounts upward, and the strength  All settles in the head.  "This compliment was so pleasing t<  Mr. Strahan that he forthwith added a  codicil to his will, by which he bequeathed  ������8,000 in cash to the poetical Mr. Smith.  "This price," concluded the literary person, "is at the fate of $1,875 a line of' oui  money, and, as there are 47 words in tbe  poem, each word brought the lucky genius  about $319.10, a price for poetry which,  evcu the promised era of prosperity will  scarcely bring to modern bare backed rideri  of Pegasus."���������Washiiigton Star.  Eighteen Months Tryiiij- to Got Cured ���������  Had the Best Doctors���������He round AVhat  He Wanted In Dodd's Kidney Pills.  Goderich, March 15.���������(Special)���������A case  of great interest here just now is that  of Mr. Alexander J. Sharkey;,-who for  some time has 'been an extreme sufferer  from Rheumatism. His statement to the  correspondent is as follows:��������� .  "Eor eighteen months I was a victim  of Rheumatism and during the whole of  that time was trying every means to cure  it. I had the best doctors in Canada and  took their prescriptions ' with faith and  patience.  "I got tired at last for I found the disappointment   nearly   us   killing   as   the.  disease. ]  "But one friend wiser than the others  convinced me that my disease must be  cured by way of the kidneys and recommended Dodd's Kidney Pills.'  "I have use-l two boxes of these pills  to effect a perfect cure and I don't care  who knows it."  No family living in a bilious country  should be without Parmelee's Vegetable  Pills. A few doses taken now and then  will keep the Liver active, cleanse the  stomach and bowels from all bilious matter, and prevent Ague. Mr. J. Li. "Price  Shoals, Martin Co.. Ind., writes: "I have  tried a box of Parmelee's Pills and find  them the'best medicine, for Fever��������� and  Ague-I have ever used."  the  A Remarkable Kohn.  One of the most remarkable echoes in  the world is that produced by the suspension bridge across the Menai Straits, in  Wales. The sound of a blow with a hammer on one of the main piers is returned  in succession ��������� from each of. the crossbeams which support the roadway; in  addition to which the sound is many  times repeated between the water and the  roadway, at the rate, ot trosnty-eight  times in five seconds.  How It Worked.  Sipes���������Halloa,   Bilby!    Still   in  patent fire extinguisher business?  Bilby���������No. The fact is, Sipes, the  building we were doing business in got  burnt down.  We lost everything.  Where can  I get. some   of   Holloway's  Corn Cure?   I was entirely cured of   my  corns by this remedy   and   I   wish some'  more of it for my friends. , So writes  MR. ���������  J. W. Brown, Chicago.  **o wise and taste  SILIDA  CEYLON   TEA  Sold only in le������d p.ielects.  JJ  SAD FOREBODINGS OF AUTUMN  "    WEATHER. ���������  Words arid Their Uses.  Editor���������This joke of yours is capital!  Artist���������Yes; but how much capital?  DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED  by local applications as they cannot reach the  diseased portion of the ear. .''There .is- only one  way to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies: ' Deafnesses caused by an in-  tfamed condition of the mucous lining of the  Eustachian Tube'. When this tube is inflamed  you have a rumbling sound or imperfect bear-  mgV'.aiid when it is entirely closed, Deafness is  the result, and unless the inflammation can be  taken out and this tube restored to its normal  condition, hearing will be destroyed forever;  nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh,  which is nothing but an inflamed condition of  the mucous surfaces.  V\ e 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.  ���������^fSold-by Druggists, 75c. ..���������'-��������� ���������  Thousands  Who Drrad   an  Attack or Catarrh as Winter's Cold Approaches���������Set  Catarrh  Can  be TSanishe<i  Under the  Majjic  Touch  of   Dr.  Ajruew's  Catarrhal Powder.  , This is not a dogmatic statement,  strong as it may seem. Leading members  of Parliament, the most prominent clergymen of the Episcopal, Presbyterian,  Methodist, Baptist and Roman Catholic  churches, have borne testimony to the  effectiveness of this medicine. Mr. John  MacEdwards, the popular purser of the  Canadian Pacific steamer "Arthabasca,"  is one who was cured of intense suffering from catharrhal troubles by the use  of this medicine. Good Samaritan-like,  he has ever since recommended it to any  who suffer. Head off an attack of catarrh  by having this medicine at your hand.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ���������'���������  ��������� We Always have on hand ���������  X a large stock of *  ! 2d HAND  ! MATERIAL  Her Last Chance.  Mrs. Rambo���������Well, of all things I You  remember my cousin Jane, who went ,to  Kansas two years ago? Well, she has  been appointed a constable in Haytown.  The idea?  Mr. Rambo���������Capital idea! Now she  will have a chance to catch a'man.  DEATH  FROM SUFFOCATION.  Almost a Fatality But for I>r. Asrneir's  Cure for tlie Heart������������������Strang*' Story  or a North west. Xady.  A death to be dreaded is that from  suffocation, , and yet this is one of the  usual phases of heart disease. Mrs. J. Ii.  Hillier, of Whitewood, N.W.T., came as  near this dangerous point as need be.  She says: "I was much afflicted with  heart failure, in fact I could not sleep or  lie down for fear of suffocation. I tried  all the doctors in this section of the  country, but they failed to give me relief.  A local druggist 'recommended'.���������'���������Dr.' Ag-'  new's Cure for the Heart. I tried it, and  with the result that I immediately  secured ease that I did not know before,  and after taking further doses of the  medicine the trouble altogether left me.  It is not too much to say that it saved  my life."  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  in Type, Presses,  Paper Cutters, V  . Stands, Cases,  Imposing Stones,  and in fact almost anything usedJ in  the printing office. Taken in. exchange for new material. You can  always find a BARGAIN.  ��������� !  '���������-"  '*{���������  m  m  m  ���������:���������;���������:���������'  *<<  Write to  Toronto Type Fonnflry,  44 Bay Street, ,;.  TORONTO, Oisrri  ���������  ���������  ���������,  -���������  ���������:  '���������;  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������.������������������������������������������������������.������������������������������������'������������������������������������J?   Vj_/ i  jGold isKingj  I Plant your ,1  I        home claim with -". ���������".I  Steele, Brigg&)  "High Grade" Seeds,  cold by leading dealer*;  Ask for them:  .'_'<; .'  Safe investment. ''-.:  GOLDEN RETURNS  CA TALOQUES PRE*  [The Steele, Briggs Seed. Co* J  Toronto, Ont! ���������  ���������TV''//*^V^bbbW dBBaW'B*",^I'j  Not lull Yet.  The world is by no means full up yet.  Queensland has still an area of 430,000, -  000 acres to a population'of about 450,-  000 people. Its government has lately  been offering more tempting conditions  to settlers, who may now hold ordinary  land for 20 years at a rental of threepence  per acre, while ".scrub land" maybe selected in areas up to 10,000 acres and held  for 80 years at an average rental per  acre of very much less than a penny.  This ought lo be good news for many  struggling for a bare living in the mother country. Of ' rnir.se the climatic conditions in many portions of the colony  are trying, but so they are in western  Australia, which at the present time is  adding 750 per .week to its population,  and the revenue of which has been increasing at a rate far outstripping the  calculations of its treasurer. But this  may be only temporary, and it may be  that Queensland will be the home of  millions of our fellow countrymen after  the golden age in the west of the colonial continent has passed away.���������Westminster Gazette.  Parents buy Mother Grraves'Worm Exterminator because they know it is a safe  medicine for their children and an effectual expeller of worms.  Kn������������w Something About Dressing.  Mistress���������Do you understand all the  duties of a waitress ?' -  Servant���������Yes, ma'am.  Mistress���������Can you make mayonnaise  dressing ?  Servant���������No, ma'am, but I can do plain  sewing.���������Truth.  The great lung healer is found in that  excellent medicine sold as Bickle's Anti-  Consumptive Syrup. It soothes and diminishes the sensibility of the membrane  of the throat and air passages, and is a  sovereign remedy for all coughs, colds,  hoarseness, pain or soreness in the chest,  bronchitis, etc. It has cured many when  supposed to be far advanced in consumption.  your  Straichteninir It Out,  Stranger���������You   struck* me with  cane last night, sir.  Oklahoma Man���������I did?  Stranger���������Yes, you did.  Oklahoma      Man���������Then   I   reckon    I  couldn't have had my gun with me, boss.  PILES 'CUBED.IN'.3- TO 6 NIGHTS.  Dr. Agnew's Ointment will cure all  cases of itching piles in from three to six  nights. One application brings comfort.  For blind and bleeding piles it is peerless.  Also cures Tetter, Salt Rheum, Eczema,  Barber's Itch and all eruptions of the  skin.  35 cents.  Herself Alone.  She���������Do you love me for myself alone,  dearest?     .  He���������Of course I do.. You don't suppose  I want your mother about all the time,  do you?  Didn't Knoirtho Difference.  Young   Husband���������Ethei,    my dear,  is  this canned lobster or canned chicken?  Young Wife���������Really, I don't know'  John. The label has been torn off the  can.  Greece still remains deUnmt, and King  George is reported to have said tha* If the  powers attempt to separate Crete from  Greeoe the operation will be attended by  olood-letting.  Ancient Wills.  The antiquity of legal methods is  curiously illustrated by the recent discovery of the oldest will extant. This  unique document was unearthed by  Professor Petrie at Kahum, Egypt, and  is at least 4,000 years old. In its phraseology the will is singularly modern in  form, and it is said that it might be admitted to probate today.  WOMAN, WHY ?  Tou  Have   Sallow   Skin,   Pimples, Eruptions, Diseolorations.  He-  day I  cc  Stie-  cr*"'1'  Size Him Up.  -When I met you in the   street to-  looked full at you.    Why don't you  -I never speak to anyone   in   that  is a strong quality of  our Fibre ware.  After years of use it is the  same hoopless, seamless and indestructible  ware as when new.  Washing day is not complete without  -  The E.B. Eddy Co.'s  Indurated  Fibreware  TUBS  AND  PAILS  TVhy  resort to cosmetic* and powder* te  hide the effects ?  Dr. Ajrnew'n I.lver Pill* regulate the system and restore to  the cheek the  healthful   rosy   bloom  and  peach blush of youth.  Disorders like these arise from sluggish  liver. From one to two pills a dose,wlll  clarif^y. and, purify the complexion in  short order. Dr. Ajrnew'e pill������ at all  druggists. See that you get what yam  ask for.    20c. for 40 dosea.  |g|  Wrinkles  \|x \jv Can be Removed and  3535 the Skin made Soft  .*  353;��������� ancJ  Youthful  in ap-  ^^ pearance by using  ^^  Peach Bloom  **  Skin Food.  To Purify the Blood, Tone  up the System and give new  Life and Vigor nothing equals  Perfect  Health-pills*  .Wets.' each nt Drug stores or sent  prepaid on receipt of price.  . .  Ckown Medicine Co.v-ToHONTb.'?  Splendid Equipment and Good Solid Work  ���������Have placed, the���������  OF TORONTO,  At the fop. It has.wore teachers, more ato������  dents, and assists many m.dre:young men aad  women Into good Dosition's-lKan any other 0*a������  adian Business School. Get particulars. Entef  any time. Write W H.SHAW, Principal.  Yonge and* Gerrard Streets, Toronte.  t. n. u:  107  Thoroughly  Taught. ,  at Th������ Northern BssImm  Owon SoutuL Ont., by ������������|  tMchert'. YvCeuitt' Includi  hupd^ypMwWBff,?.   ,     Lett������.wrl|iaar-j������i������t tke������sl  ������t&������4 kr 6h������rth������B4 WHi���������������-1������f ofte* ���������irfoik.  AaawincMMatt ft���������.   C. A.'FLEMING,  I  <l  fl  I  ^  '���������11  M  \ t.'i  V  V iJ  Lv /���������  'I  It  Widow   Wade   Fathoms  Deepest Mysteries.  the  HAS THE GIFT OF SECOND SIGHT.  All Her Neighbors Believe la Her Remarkable Power aud Give Many Authentic Instances of Its Demonstration.  Finds tost Persons and Articles.  In most places when persons lose things  they try to get them back either by looking  for them or by advertising. In the town  af Castile, N. Y., it is different.'' There if  anything of value is lost the loser consults  the "Widow Wade. Tho local stories of the  Widow Wade's achievements at finding lost  articles would be incredible if there were  not many trustworthy witnesses to vouch  for every one of them.  Mrs. Wade is past 60, and for 40 years  ���������he has been finding things for her Wyoming county neighbors.    Their feelings  WIDOW WADE.  , toward her were well expressed by an old  farmer named Willetts on the outskirts oi  Castile. A lot of his grain had been stolen,  ' be said, and when he appealed to the  Widow Wade ��������� sho told him where it had  been concealed. He went to the spot, and,  ���������ore enough,, he found, the bags of grain,  "  bearing his name.'  , "But do you really believe it possible  that this woman can possess such power?"  he was asked.  "I don'no," said the old man, scratching his head in perplexity. "I don't understand how it is, but she found my oats."  The Widow Wade owns a little house and  "a small patch of ground In the village;  but, having no family ties, she passes  much of her time in "visiting round"  among her relatives in Castile and Pike.  6he is a pleasant. faced old lady and is always willing to receive visitors and to talk  to them, but she is not fond of speaking  about her power of clairvoyance. She is  cheerful, sometimes even jolly. Her way  ��������� of finding lost articles is very simple.  Take, for instance, the case of Farmer  Willetts aud his stolen grain. When he  bad told his story to Mrs. Wade, sho took  out a small glass which looks like any  ordinary glass. It is her only "medium."  She gazed fixedly into it for some time.  Then she said:  "I see two men carrying bags of grain  from your barn to a wagon which" stands  by the road. Now they drive to the west. "  Then she described their trip along the  road which ran past the farmer's house  and on for three or four miles. ."Here they  turned: to the right and went up a hill,';  she said, and so on. She went carefully  over the routey which afterward was found  to be the one the thieves had taken, and  ended her statement by telling the farme?  that in the haymow of a certain barn several miles away he would Arid his grain.  and he did.  Within the borders of Wyoming county  It would be possible to, get..records of a  hundred authentic instances in which the  Widow Wade has exercised her strange  ability in unraveling mystery. Someyears  ago there lived near her a well to do farm-.  er named Grover. He owned a farm ol  several -hundred acres, bounded on twe  aides byparallel roads about a mile and a  half apart. Becoming too old to manage  the farm alone, Mr. Grover divided it intc  two parts. The one on which his house  stood he gave to his son, and he built another house for his married daughter od  the other road. The two houses were  therefore at opposite ends of the original  farm, nearly two miles '<��������� apart. Old Mr.  Grover used to divide his time between  the two, going back and forth across lots.  One winter afternoon he set out from his  Bon's house for his- daughter's, going  through a strip of woods that stood in the  middle of the farm. A few days later his  son-in-law happened to: drive over to the  Grover house, and casually inquired after  the old farmer.  "Father," said the younger Grover, "is  at your house, isn't he?"  "No," said the other. "Wehaven't seen  him."  It was at once surmised that the old man  had been injured or perhaps killed by a  falling limb in the woods. A search was  begun, but a snowstorm had covered up  the old man's footprints, and it was impossible to follow his course. The search  was kept up for two or three days and every corner,of the two farms was visited,  but no trace of the missing man was found.  Then Widow Wade was called in.  With glass in hand the old woman gazed  long and carefully. Then she told how the  old man took the path from his son's  house to the woods, how he picked his way  carefully among the trees to avoid the  deepest snow, how he came to the rail fence  Which separated the two farms and walked  along it for some distance, looking for a  convenient spot to climb over.  "He must have been very tired," she  Bald, "for he waited here at the fence for  a long time. On the other side of it are  some deep drifts of snow, and there you  Will find him."  And there they found him after following the course which the woman had described, his body covered by the snow,  iarmer living near Castile. Mr. Frank  says that one day two young fellows drove  Dp to his house and said they had heard  that he had a sugar evaporator to sell.  Mr. Frank told them his price for the  evaporator, and giving them the key to  his sugar house sent, them down to the  maple grove to look at ��������� it. Presently they  came back. .  "It's a good evaporator," said one,  "but we can't pay what you ask, for two  pans are gone."  The farmer felt certain that there were  no parts missing, for he had locked the  sugar house. But when he came to look,  sure enough two of the pans were missing. He told the men to come back in a  few days, and meanwhile he visited- the  Widow Wade. She told him that,the men  had taken the pans and hidden them under  a certain brush heap in a neighboring  woods a quarter of a mile away. .Then  , the pans' were found.  Both these and many other cases aic attested not only by the persons directly in  terested, but also by conspicuous men oi  the town. Whether it is a case of lost cattle, stolen goods or runaway children, the  Widow Wade is called upon to "sco" them  in her glass.  Mrs. Wade says she learned of her powe?  by accident long before she became a widow. On the farm whereA she lived when  a young woman a tool had been lost. She  found it by looking in a glass.- Later she  found other things in the samo way, until  it came to be accepted by her family that  her vision was not bounded by ordinary  physical barriers. ' Many years ago a murder was committed in Wyoming county.  After an unsuccessful hunt for the murderer the authorities went to the Widow  Wade. She looked in her glass and then  described one of the' men who had been  active - in the search for the murderer as  the one who had done the killing. The  man was accused, and he. confessed. < The  widow does not pretend,to be infallible���������  at least she cannot always see tho objeot  sought distinctly enough to locate it exact-  " Widow Wade will not accept money for  her services, though she is often urged to  do so. "Since the Lord has sent this gift,"  she said, "he certainly intends me to use  it,for the benefit of my fellow creatures.''  THE CONDEMNED CELLS.  ENORMOUS DEATH  DUES  Old English Families Slay be Ruined by  Them.  In order to realize the terrible strain  imposed by Sir William Harcourt's" so  called "death duties," which excited so  much resentment among the landowning  class,, of Great Britain last year, it may  be mentioned that most of the territorial  magnates who. through the death of a  father or other relative, recently have  come into possession of the family property, have been compelled by the burden  thus' imposed upon them to closo up their  country houses and to let their shooting  to the highest bidder.  Thus when, a few months ago, the  Marquis of Bath 'succeeded to the entailed estates of bis father, he was forced  by the death duties which he had to pay  on his father's estate to close up Longlat  and to lease, all the sporting privileges of  the estate to a city merchant,,, and now  it is announced' that the new Lord Saville  (husband ��������� of that pretty Mrs. Horace  Hclyar who, with her first husband, was  connected with the English ��������� embassy at  Washington in the days of Lord Sack-  ville) will have to close Rufford abbey,  ono of the most beautiful   country   seats  Second���������They are streams of material  particles.  Third���������They are vortexes of the inter-  molecular ether, forced from the cathode  when the gas pressure is sufficiently low.  Rectilinear propagation, absence of reflection, . etc., follow from the properties  of vortexes.  Fourth���������They are variations of stress  in the dielectric surrounding the vacuum  tubes.  Each of these theories is entitled to the,  Scotch verdict, "Not proved," though the  preponderance of opinion is on the side  of the first. Still it cannot yet be said to  be more than opinion.���������Professor D. W.  Hering in Popular Science Monthly.  I  6  COLONEL SELLERS.  ORIGIN    OF   THE    FAMOUS  "THERE'S MILLIONS  IN  PHRASE,  IT."  GREEKS: IN  AMERICA.  How I>r. Stephenson's Works Spread From  Dahlonejja, Ga., to tho Mining' Camps of  California���������Mark Twain's Use of the Expression In "The Gilded Age."  IIow Prisoners Under Death Sentence Are  Treated at Sins: Sing.  The man who goes to the New York  Btate prison at Sing Sing,to be killed for  murder is treated better from the first moment of his arrival than the one whose papers read, "Murder, second degree; life,"  , or even the one whose credentials for citizenship in the striped community name  nothing more serious than larceny. The  ordinary malefactor is shorn and shaved,  stripped of every vestige of clothing with  which he may have come from the sunshine of'free life into the gloom of degrading captivity and is hustled away to a little, dingy cell,-where, over a piece of bread  and a dipperful of "bootleg coffee," he  may ruminate over his condition.  The condemned murderer is neither  shaven nor shorn when he comes to the  prison. He is divested of Contraband property, but is allowed to retain the clothing  In which he arrived, and is taken to one of  the condemned cells and has. a .bed and  other: accommodations far better than he  had while on trial. Prior to his coming  every movable article had been taken from  the cell and'new ones had been placed  there by trustworthy people. Having been  thoroughly searched before his induction  into his new abode, the condemned man is  looked upon as safe against himself and  secure in the grasp of the law.: The object  of the prison authorities from that time is  to make the man's existence comfortable,  and they usually succeed. The food for the  men in the condemned cells is not prepared  with the regular prison food by the mess  hall cooksi It comes from the hospital  kitchen and is in every way superior.  "The men get practically what they  want to eat, "said Warden Sage, "and as  the end approaches we make special efforts  to find out just what they would.like, and  we have it for them. It seems strange,  but it is true, that, despite the terrible fate  that awaits them, the men in the condemned cells rarely decline to eat, and they  are more cheerful than the average prisoner. I have never seen one who was not  full of hope until the last moment. They  read, and when they wish to write paper  Another case in which the Widow Wade's  faculties were employed for a more trivial  matter is vouched for by B. J. Frank, a  THE CONDEMNED CELLS.  and pencil are given to them. Those who  wish to smoke may have pipes and tobacco,  and even cigars are furnished when a preference for them is expressed. But the  cigars are among the luxuries which come  only with the bitter end."  The place where these people are confined contains eight cells, larger, lighter,  better ventilated and better furnished than  any others in the institution.  But they are more carefully guarded  also. Two men are constantly on duty  there, and the cells are so arranged that  the occupants are always in full sight. In  describing them Warden Sage said:  "The floor of the condemned cells is  about six inches higher than that of the  room into which they look. This and the  fact that the whole front of the cells is  open, except for the steel bars whioh run  from the top to the bottom, make It easy  to keep a thorough watch on the occupants.  In each of the cells there are a cot and a  table. The inner space is about 7 by 8  feet, the skylights give perfect light by  day, and there are many eleotrio lamps in  the place for use at night.    ���������_  ���������"W  ���������.��������� __, mjtryim  "������*���������"������"  in   "the   dukeries,"   the   duties  in this  case amounting to nearly $1,000,000.  The duties are exceptionally heavy in  this instance, in the first; place because  the new Lord Saville is merely the nephew  instead of the son of the testator, and,  secondly, because of the immense and extremely valuable art collection gathered  together by the late lord, who. was a famous ^connoisseur. Each of his ,pictures,  each of his pieces of bric-a-brac, has been  valued by experts, and on every separate  piece succession duty has to be paid.  It will readily be seen what a heavy  charge this is upon any inheritance, and  one cannot help.pitying to a certain extent the great "landowners and county  families. They are debarred by the laws  of entail from getting rid of any of their  treasures in which t .ey have only a life  interest, and yet' at their death their  estate is charged with succession duties  thereon.        '   '    '  If the' property happens to change  hands more,, than once in a year, the  estate is, of course, charged wibh just  double the amount of duty, and the Duke  of Devonshire and other opponents of the  death duties cannot be accused of any  exaggeration in that they declared in  parliament and from the platform that  the duties in question, unless altered,  will ultimately result in the ruin of every  old^family in England.  -. It is understood that' during the forthcoming session the Salisbury government  will bring forward a measure modifying  the death duties as now constituted and  will restrict them merely to the so called  "personal estate," exempting all entailed  property and such things as art treasures.  ���������Chicago Record.  Gone Into Trade.  There have recently  been   two notable  instances of aristocrats   going   into trade  and dragging   their . aristocracy   in after  them. In Europe the Princes August and  Charles of Bourbon have   hung out their  signs as wine   dealers.    They   have   also  published a circular, in   which    they explain why they have disregarded the traditions of their class   and- come down to  the level of everyday citizens.    They   tell  how their ancestress,   Marie   Antoinette,  darned the stockings of their grandfather,  the Dauphin; how   Louis   XVII   was a  watchmaker, and how Charles   XI, their  uncle and the head of their house, earned  his livelihood by manual   labor   and   by  trading.    Since   the   court  of appeals in  Paris refuses , to   recognize -their rights  they cannot become soldiers   in   France.  "Only one career is  open   to   us,"   they  say���������"that of .the   merchant . or tradesman."  In our own couuntry some   excitement  has been created by the  action   of Miss  Florence   Cornelia  Pell   in   opening   a  millinery shop   in   New   York, and  not  only   putting her  aristocratic name over  the door, but  having  the   family motto  and crest printed in the crown   of   every  bonnet that goes out of her   shop.    Miss  Pell, who has just secured a divorce from  Nathan Clifford Brown, of a well known  Portland   (Me.)   family,    is   the     eldest  daughter of the late John Howland Pell.  The family is an   old Huguenot one and  has been prominent in the . social annals  of New York city for 200 years.- The fair  shopkeeper is Mr. Pell's child by his first  marriage, and the children of the  second  marriage, Mr. S.   Osgood Pell   and Miss  Mary   Howland   Pell,   are   thrown into  aristocratic hysterics by the idea of their  family crest   and   motto   decorating the  bonnets of every   Mary Ann who has the  money to   patronize   their   half   sister's  shop.    But   Miss   Florence Cornelia will  doubtless thrive,   for   there   are quite a  number of Americans who   enjoy having  heraldic   blazonings   on   their   personal  belongings, even  though   those   heraldic  blazonings be those of  their   tradesmen.  ���������San Francisco Argonaut.  A Year of the X Rays.  Many experiments were made to determine the source from which the rays  proceed before it was learned definitely  that they emanate from the surface upon  which the cathode rays first impinge, a  fact that was announced almost simultaneously by several experimenters. It  is one of the important points that have  been determined, and even this was distinctly intimated by Professor Roentgen  in the twelfth section of his original  paper.  In intensity they vary as the square of  the distance   from their source.  They electrify some bodies positively  and some negatively, and, whatever  charge a body may already have, they reduce or change it to the charge which  they would independently give to the  body. Their penetrating power depends  upon the length of time they act.  Thus gradually these and many additional isolated facts have been established, and no doubt enough data will be  accumulated eventually to permit generalization into laws, but that stage has  not yet been reached.  Four theories have been suggested:���������  First���������They are either waves, like  ordinary light, but of exceedingly brief  period, therefore ultra ultra-violet.  King;  George' Could   Now   Kecruit a   Bis  Army iu the United States.  , By the federal census of IS90 there  were only 1,S87 natives of Greece in the  United States. There were fewer Greeks  than men of any other nationality . of  which computation was' made, fewer  even than Turks or Sandwich Islanders.  Of the Greeks returned by the federal  census, 413 were in Now York, 259 in  California, 254 in Illinois, 145 in Texas  ���������insignificant figures when compared  with the fact that in California alone  there were by the same census 9,859 natives of Portugual, and there were in  one state, Iowa, 953 natives of the little  duchy of Luxemburg. Under these circumstances the proposed enlistment of  250 Greeks in Chicago to aid their compatriots on the Mediterranean in the warfare in Crete (Chicago, which had by the  last census only 254 Greek residents,  men, .women and children!) might appear to be, to say the least, a. somewhat  surprising evidence of fervent patriotism,  to be explained, perhaps, by the tendency  to verbal exaggeration found by some  disinterested and unsympathetic , tourist  to be general in the countries of the  Orient. - In Pittsburg, too, where 6%  years ago there were 12 Greeks of both  sexes and of all ages, there were 150  Greek volunteers for Crete.'  The explanation of  this is as   follows:  There are now not 1,800   Greeks   in   the  United States, but 18,000.  They have increased   in   numbers     by    immigration  1,000 per cent, inl less than seven years,  and there are now 4,800   in   New   York  city alone, 3,500   in   Chicago,   l;000   in  Boston, and   so on.    Greece is territorily  just two-thirds of' the size   of   Scotland.  The population of the country   is.  about  the same as the present population, of the  city of New York, 3,000,000.  The Greeks  are farmers, fishermen and fruit   raisers,  and material prosperity is   not   pervasive  in the little   kingdom of   King . George.  The   Greeks   are   not,- according to   the  American standard, intelligent and   progressive   husbandmen   or   fruit   raisers.  1 They have few local manufactures.     The  debt of   the country is   heavy, its   credit  fair and its resources not abundant or increasing. With the increase in the American fruit business, the enormous development of fruit products.of   California and  Florida,--and the relative   decline   in the  fruit importations from the West   Indies,  the Greeks have found a market for their  knowledge, skill   and   industry   in   the  United States, and they have   been  coming across the   ocean   in .great numbers  and establishing   themselves   in the   big  cities of  the   country.    They   are   peddlers, fruit   dealers   and   retail   vendors  and possess many advantages.     They are  quick witted.    They learn English readily.      They have a   natural   aptitude  foi  trade, for negotiations and   for   bargaining, so much so that   Greeks have   come  to be known as " the Jews of   the, Mediterranean."    They are the money chang  ers, bankers, factors and   traders   of   all  Egypt.     They are to be found in   all the  large cities of   Turkey, both   in   Europe  and in  Asia, and   in   southern ��������� Franoe.  particularly in and about the city,of Marseilles, ��������� they are very numerous   and ' influential.   ; :i;:;;v, v...;.l���������;^.:...^,;'..  But the Greeks and Italians in the big  cities of the United States are always  quarreling. They are business rivals.  They do not dwell together in harmony.  The ardent temperament of the men  and women of both nations, neighbors  abroad, but of.different races; the difference in religion and the jealousy of centuries���������all these things have the effect ol  , fostering their lack of friendliness foi  each other. More than twenty centuriei  ago Greece and Rome were rivals for the  political mastery of the civilized world.  To-day a dozen Greeks and a dozen Italians, if residents of one house, will  wrangle and dispute with each othe*  over anything from a masquerade ball  ticket to the location of a fruit or a peanut stand. Oddly enough, as has been  observed, the Greeks in New York and  elsewhere dwell in harmony with othei  foreigners except the Italians and . th������  Italians with other foreigners except th������  Greeks.���������Philadelphia Press.  New Letters of Edward Gibbon.  Gibbon's "Letters," now first published, are most pleasant reading, and  they throw new light on the character of  the historian and his age. The "fierce-  light that beats upon" a great name now  reveals to us the historian as one of the  most genial, affectionate, sane and contented natures in literary history, with a  genius for friendship, indulgent almost  to a fault toward all failings, gently fond  of all pleasant things and people and willing to put up with much for the sake oi  an easy life. Never was any man leu  heroic, who less pretended to the heroic,  with more perfectly worldly ideals and a  more instinctive repugnance to any enthusiasm. A cosmopolitan philosopher oi  the eighteenth century to the bone with  all the optimism, the cool brain, tin  apolausticism, the insensibility to th������  moral and spiritual reformation to come,  which mark the literary aristocrat of th������  time. We are not likely now to overrate  the good sense and good nature of such  men. We see all their blindness, theii  grossness, their egoism. But their oul-  ture and their balance of mind still interest us. The life they led fascinates m  in a way, as does the life of Horace and  of Pliny. Peace to their ashes! Let na  utter a half pagan sigh over the classical  urn, sacred to the Dis Manibua of ths  historian of Rome.���������Frederic Harrisoa  in Forum.  Ever since the publication of The Gilded,, Age  Mulberry   Sellers'   pet   remark,  "There's millions in it," has been quoted  ������11 over the English  speaking world, but  the true origin of that famous expression  has never before been made public.   W. P.  Price, ex-congressman from Georgia, gives  the following authentic account of   the  coining of that saying, which had its' birth  iu the sleepy little town of Dahlonega, Ga.  It was, in fact,' one of the few things bom  there that ever became famous, for the old  fashioned village has nestled among the  mountains for nearly a century utterly unaware of the  progress  the  outside world  was making.    But in 1850, when the gohf  Jever was at its height, the craze penetrat-7  ed even to this secluded valley, where gold  had been found upon the  mountain sidea  long before the Indians  had  been driven  from the possessions of their fathers.   The .  yield had not  been  great, but just  sufficient to whet the appetities of these mountaineers and  make them  ready to believe  the most fabulous  stories of the golden  treasures on the Pacific coast.  Day by'day the little group that sat in  front of the corner store diligently whit-1  tling discussed the wonderful finds in Cali-,  fornia, and the storekeeper would even  stop the absorbing game of checkers he  was playing with the sheriff in order to  join in the conversation when it became  most exciting.- Such entrancing yarns aa  were spun there! Such stories as were told  about poor devils like themselves who had  struck it lucky and were now rich beyond  their wildest expectations! The more they '  talked the more enthusiastic they became,  until soon an expedition was formed, composed of the more adventurous spirits, to  start for the gold regions. The news spread  like wildfire and soon every ablebodied  .man in the country was willing and anxious to join them. " A--,-:i-----  When  Dr. Matthew F. Stephenson, as-  sayer in the United States branch mint,   -  then looated in Dahlonega, heard  of this,  he shook his head and denounced it as a  foolish craze, for the doctor had great faith  in the resources of his native town. Then,  too, he was an authority in the village,  and his opinion was always listened to  with respect. ' When  prospectors and investors, hearing of the gold found in that  seotion, came there to  investigate it, Dr.   .'  Stephenson was always the one deputed to,  talk to them and' dilate upon the hidden  wealth of the neighborhood. Poor in pocket himself, the old doctor nevertheless had   '  large Ideas, and on these occasions he nevei  condescended to mention any smaller sum .  than millions. ' ,  When he saw that the men were in earnest'about starting for the goldfieldsof the  west, the doctor became greatly exercised  and announced that he wished to make a  speech to them before they made any further arrangements.    The next afternoon,  being Saturday, was selected as a fitting  time for his oration, and all the men, women and children of the village assembled in  front of tho courthouse at the appointed  hour, for he had fame in the county aa an  orator and all wero anxious  to hear what  he would say.    The speech has not been  handed down by his admirers, but Colonel  ���������Price, who was then a printer's boy in the  .village, remembers how, standing on the  courthouse steps, his long tailed coat flapping in the breeze, the old  doctor pointed  one finger to Crown mountain j just south  of the mint building, and cried dramatically, "Boys, there|s millions  in it." ; A  shout of derision was his only answer, foi  his hearers felt they had exhausted all th<  possibilities of these mines.,'."^There's millions in it!" the doctor  repeated,   still  pointing to the mountains,- but even this  prophecy failed to alter the determination  of his hearers, and a week later they set  out on their long journey overland to California.'  Rapid transit was then a thing unknown, and slowy did the bulky wagon  ���������train make its way through forests and  prairies. Often, when the way was long  and the difficulties and vexations many,  some one would point to the west and cry,  "There's millions in it!" and crack would  go the whips. Thus did Dr. Stephenson't  remark become the word of cheer. When  at last they reached California, that expression was still the byword of the camp  and often used to encourage a disheartened  brother. If a claim refused to yjeld and  the poor miner was about to give up in:  .despair, a comrade need only point to it  and say, "There's millions in ifc," to make  its discouraged owner smile and seize hii  pick with renewed energy. One day an '  individual by the name of James Seller!  came to the camp of some of these Georgia  miners and cast his lot with them, and  likewise adopted their byword. In fact, it  pleased him so much that it was never ofl  his tongue long, and he seemed to derive as  much satisfaction as Dr. Stephenson had  in rolling it out in sonorous accents.  The end of the story has already been  told���������how Mark  Twain met  Mr. Sellers  arid was so amused by his favorite expression that he determined to  immorfcaliz*  both it and James Sellers.    When the first  edition of The Gilded Age came out, great  was tho indignation of  Mr. Sellers to find  himself famous by reason of his pet saying, and he swore vengeance  against th������  genial humorist. In fact, he is reported to   ;  have said that nothing but  the  abundant  locks of a man by the name of  Clemens,    .  with the scalp attached, would satisfy him.  "Fortunately his ire had time to cool befow  he again encountered the humorist, though  he was still desirous of having a pugilistic  exhibition on first sight.   Peace was finally restored  between  them, but  not until j  Mark Twain  had  promised  that in the '  next edition of his book he would christeD,-  Mr. Sellers '' Mulberry,'' thus  forever ob-1  literating the bona fide James Sellers from '  the  story.    As the name  of  "Mulberry"  waB purely fictitious and therefore not applicable to any of  the  Sellers  family th������  irate James was pacified by this arrangement.    Mark  Twain was  as  good as hi������ j  word, and at tho present time to Mulberry i  Sellers is ascribed the now world famous  expression,   "There's millions   in it."���������������  New York Tribune.  #-  & ("~i\  y  THE    WEEKLY    NEWS  JULY,    20th,      1897.  -������  ssued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M. Whitney, Editor.  TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN   ADVANCE.  One  Year   .        $200  Six Months    -���������   I-5  Single Copy    ������ P5  RATES,OF ADVERTISING:  One InoU por year - S 12.00  ..    ..   raonth    .'      150  ei'Klith col   per year    25 00  fourth    .,..--    5000  week, ., lino         10  Local notices.per line            20  Notices    of   Births,    Marriages    and  Deaths,   50 cents each insertion.  No Advertisment inserted for. less than  ;o cents.  Persons  failing to get The News  regularly should notify the OFFICE.  TUESDAY, JULY   20th,   1897.  Scolding ill befits us. Wc can live v-uh-  out the sea; fur industry, and without the  trade of that country. Wise legislation  and lesi splutter is naeded.  FARMERS should make hay when  ,sun shines.  SMALL fruits rather than vegetables is  what there is a demand  for  LANDS bordering on on the salt water  appear to be best for apples and pears.  Farmers would consult their interest by  .gelling off all land they c.innot  use,  for  what it will bring.  THE price of land is not determined  by what it costs to clear but by the price  at which the products from the outside  can be laid down here.  THE bellicose airs assumed by Japan  and the United States may serve to  amuse us, but will result in  serious.  nothing  IT is said cheese is more profitable  than butter. We are glad to note Mr. A.  Urquhart, one of our leading farmers, is  turning his attention in this direction.  NOW that we are supplied wit'i some  means of fighting fire, we should not  cease to be cautious. Every flue "should  be examined, and every precaution  taken. We are ton young yet as a  torn to sustain a serious conflagration  and quickly recover from it.  THE Powers will insist on Turkey  obeying their mandate as respects the  terms of peice. between th.it country and  Greece. We hope they will have to fight  t> compel obedience; in that way the  out-law nation may be- stripped of some  of her power for mischief.  E. &N.   RAILWAY LAND  \\K publish the following taken  from  the Vancouver  World,   which will   be of  especial interest here:  While in this city last week James  Dunsmuir stated that in order to meet in  every way possible the views of miners  and prospectors regarding the precious  metals within the railway belt on Van-  ' couver Island, it had been decided that  the price in fee simple for the land was  to be $5.00 per acre; that, beyond coal  and iron, any discoveries made in the  shape of precious metal-bearing lands, or  rock, marble, or other building stone,  sand, lime, and timber, are to be the pro  perty of the purchaser or locator of a  mineral claim; that the period for prospecting the claim is. to be extended from  lo days to one month, and if further extension of time is necessary it will be  granted. So far as charging interest on  deferred payments on land purchases was  concerned, that too will be arranged for  in the most liberal manner. "My policy  hereafter," said Mr. Dunsmuir, "is to be  such a one. as will meet as tar as possible  the wishes of those desiring to take up  land for either settlement or mining  purposes, and I feel certain that all will  concede that the ccurse to be adopted  will be acceptable, and be such as wili  induce settlement on the island lands,  much of which are all that can be desired  for either agricultural, fruit raising, lumbering or mining pursuits."  TO MUCH SPUTTER.  *J*HERE is a good deal of unnecessary  fuss  made over  the proposition   of the  U. S. government  to  brand  the  female  seals, and pen up  the  male seals on the  islands  belonging  to her and the   waters  adjacent over   which she    has  absolute  control.    This is being done to make the  furs  valueless for  the  present,  so   as to  protect seal life-and preserve the industry.  Why should we object?    In  this  mitter  the Americans  are  within  their  rights.  It is about time we  regulated our  affairs  to  suit  ourselves, and   had   less   to   say  about our neighbors.    Let  them  do  ai,  ���������fhey  please   about  this    and the   tariff. '  DEVELOPMENT OF IRELAND.  '-]_ HE   Imperial   Government   proposes  the following important work in Ireland:  The construction , of light railways  through the congested districts of North  Donegal, and to open up bv means of  s'e.unboats and coaches a new tourist,  route1 right across the West of Ireland.  A steamer service a hundred miles up the  Shannon will begin on the rst of August,  while other lines of steamers and coaches  will connect Killarney district with Con-  nemara.  CANADIAN HOME  JOURNAL  The'Canadian Gome Journal for' July,  published in Toronto, has just reached us.  It is artistically gotten up, full of spirit,  well illustrated, aud in every way lays jusc  claim to be the ladies''leading paper of Canada. Music, art, fashions, games, the  household, fascinating and seasonable stories written specially for the Journal, bright,  timely articles on books, people and curren t  events are among ifci leading features, and  commend it to every woman in the Dominion. Single copies 10 cents, or $1 09 a year  Address : Canadian Home Journal, McKin-  non Building, Toronto.  GRAND BALL.  ' We are authorized to announce a grand  ball under the auspieces of the Firemen  will be given in Cumberland Hall about  the 26th, of August.  THE CANADIAN MAGAZINE.  The July number of The Canadian Magazine is a bulky number, ��������� aud bears the  marks of prosperity. It opens with a beautiful picture ot Brock's Monument, and has  as its leading article a thoughtful contribution from T. Arnold Haulton, entitled  "Complaining of our tools." The illustrated articles in this issue are : "Picturesque  St. Piurre," the.-prefcty little French island  iu the Gulf of St. Lawrence ; "A glimpse of  Norway," being the first of four articles ou  the rugged scenery of that country; "The  Premiers of New Brunswick Since Confederation," by James Hdunay, of St. John  Telegraph; . "Theo R<>y������l Grenadiers'  Colors,''. "The Queen Victoria Niagara  Falls Park," aud tw.i illustrated stories by  Eila S. Atkinson (\5;ulge ilertou) aud  Ki*.h'T Talbot Ki'i^smill. The sub department--: Curre'ic FiiougMta, Liter-try Chit,  aud Books aurl Anthers, arcs ii !vd with  bright wor'i and daui-leuiy tst'dii;* tVat.urt-.s.  T-ie annou'ice-iit'iit is nnule chat the August tiuui!)-r. uiii he a speui.il h'ciou number, and that in that issue will he CMiitntuc  ed ������������������Ll.igar of she I?i>vtisiiOi>," h, continued  story by Fergus Hu:im. author of ���������' Th-  Mystery of a' H.insuni C*l������," ''The Lou  Inn,".etc. This'story is naivl ��������� to he very  mucii like the' bvst -work of Charles Diukeii's,  aud -houid a-ld much to the v.ilue of each  uuuibf r of our nati >na.l .vlagiziae.  NOTICE.  Cumberland and Union Wa'er-works  Company, Ld.  T'".e above compauy will place the line of  service from the mains to the line of the  stn eb at each house when the trenches are  open, but after completion of the water system the charge will bo $7.50 for tapping the  mam.  238 o  F. B. Smith, Sec'y.  British Columbia Directory. .  The Williams guaranteed to be the  only complete Directory of British Columbia that will be published this year. As  soon as issued from the press it will be  delivered throughout Comox District.  Take no other and see you get The  Williams'  R. T. Williams, Publisher  28 Broad St., Victoria, B.C.  SCHOOL AT  BAYNE SOUND.  As there are quite a number of school  children at Union Wharf or Bayne Sound,  to give it its pest office name, an effort  is being made to establish a school  there. Rev. Mr. Logan, with his usual  public spirit has been active in promoting  the project. We trust the Department  of Education, if it consistently can will  accede to the request for a school  Once established we are sure it will be  maintained, as it is rapidly improving  ands is assuming a position of a good  deal of importance.  WHAT HE WANTED.  "The fine will be three dollars and costs,"  announced the police magistrate.  "I'm willing to make it ten dollars and  costs, Squire," said the echorcher, "if you'll  have it entered in the printed record that I  was going twenty miles an hour and my  machine was a greased lightning, geared to  84."���������Chicaoo Tribute;  The  lot   of   the   florist  should be a bed of roses.  who   advertises  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOV'T AGEKT Assessor and Collector.���������W. B.. Asdersox, Office, Union,  residence, Comox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and Coroner.,���������James Abrams, Union.  JUSTICES, of the Peace.���������Union,  A. McKnight, W. B. Walker, and H7 P.  Collis.���������Comox, Geo. P. Drabble, and  Thomas Cairns.���������tCotjrtenay, , J. W.  McKenzie.���������Sandwick, John Mundell.  CONSTABLES.���������J. W. Hutchinson,  ��������� and P. S. Scharschmidt,' Union.  COURTENAY. B.C.  COURTENAY is a pleasant village situated  on both sides of, the Courtenay River, and on  the road u j the Settlement, three milea fr^m  Comox Hay. The road to Union also passes  through it. It has a central position. Here  are two hotels, one first class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post office, shops, etc. It is  a favorite place for fishermen and hunters.  Subscribe for  annum  The   Nr:\vs $2.oc    per  COURTENAY  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,   A.  H.   Mc-  Callum, Proprietor,  RIVERSIDE  HOTEL,   J.  J.   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON,     Blacksmith and Carriage Maker.  com ox:  COMOX is a village beautifully located on the  bay oi'tlie same name, in Comox District,.- A  Practice Range, Mess House unci Wharf, have  lately been established on the Sand Spit, which  forms the harbor, by ih������ naval authorities, and  here somo one of 1-ler Majesty's Ships is to be  found two-thirds of tlie time. Here is a post,  office, two hoteis. two si ores, bakery, etc. The  3cencry grand, and good hunting near. The  City of Nanaimo from Victoria calls here on  Wednesdays, and departs  Friday   mornings.  COMOX DIRECTORY.     ff  H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor,  COMOX  BAKERY, Comox, B. C.  U N ION.  THIS TOWN, the eastern part of which  is c;i!!ed Cumberland, is finely situated  wn the foot hi l.s, of the, IJuford Mnuntians,  about )()������ leet above tlie waters of the  Georgian Straits, -tiifi 60 miles north oh  N.tinimo. It is connected 'with liayi.e  Sound, lov a line ol railway 13 miles in  length. Its principal industry ia coal  mining. It turns out from 700 tons to  1,000 tons of coal per dav of the best  steam coal. This is transfored over the  railway to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) to  the ships and steamers and''tugs With  scows awaiting lo receive it. The fine  coal is manufactured here into a good  article of coke which bids fair to grow  into an immense industry of itself. Extensive bunkers are 'being"constructed "at  the Wharf in connection with the coal  industry.  Union is the market place for the  Comox farming settlement, and contains  3,000 population. It has one large  Departmental Store besides two general  stores, four targe hotels, two sawmills,  two merchant tailoring, establishments,  various shops, such as dry goods, tin arid  hardware, metai, harness and saddlery,  livery jewlery, stationery, bakeries, and  barber shops, photograph gallery, brass  band, a graded, school, four churches,  and a newspaper. It is reached by  steamer from Victoria and Nanaimo.  SUNDAY SERVICES  Trinity Church���������Services in   the   evening.    Rev. J. X. Willemar, rector.  Methodist Church��������� Services at the  usual hours morning and evening. Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  St. George's Presbyterian Church���������  Rev. J. A. Logan, pastor. Services at 11 a.  m. and 7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30.  Y.P.S C E.  at   close   of   evening   service.  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for information leading to  conviction.  W.  E. Norris, Sec'y  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������    Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures   the  finest  cigars   and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign   cigars  when you can obtain a SUPERIOR   arti  CLE foi the same money  Why send away for your printing  when you can get it done equally as well at  the News ? Our prices are reasonable, and  we are no A' prepared to turn out everything  in the line of -Joe Pmx't'iyq.  Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.  Steamer City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  C.H. Tarbell  The   Steamer  CITY of NANAIMO  will sail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers  and freight may ofter  Leave Victoria, Tuesday, Ja.ni.  "   Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, 7 a.m.  "      Nanaimo for Victoria    Saturdey, 7 a.m  For freight or .state rooms  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  Society     Cards  I.    O.    O.    F.  Union Lodge,  No.    11.   meets   e -ery  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting bi'eth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. An ley, R. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F  & A. M, B.C. R.  Union, B. C.       *  Lodge  meets    first   Friday    in   each  month.    Visiting brethren'are   cordially  invited to attend.  L.   Mounce. Sec.  Hiram Locge No 14 A.F .& A.M..E.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. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland   Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets every'ahermte   Wednesdays ol  each month at  8   o'clock p. in.    Visaing  Brethren.cordially invited to attend.  John Com he, Scribe.  JM I1W.UTJE  Esquimalt 8l Nana.mo  Railway Company.  NO VICE.  TO PROSPECTORS, Miners, -and  Holders of Mineral CUims on nhoccu|. -  ed land within the Esquimalt & Nan unv>  Railway Company's Land Grunt��������� FOR  ONE YEAR ONLY fronv the'thV'date'of  this notice, the Railway Company will  sell their rights to all Minerals, (excepting  Coal and Iron) and the Surface rights oi  Mineral Claims, at the   price ef $5.00 per  acre.    Such  sales   will oe   subject   to all  -        ... ,, .   ......  ~i ^,  other reservations contained in conveyances from the Company prior to this  date. One-half of the purchase money  to be paid ten davs after recording the  Claim with the government, and a duplicate of the record to be filed in.the Company's Land Office, Victoria, on payment  of the first instalment. The balance of  the purchase money to be paid in two  equal instalments, at the expiration of six  and twelve months, without interest.  Present holders of Mineral Claims who  have not previously made other arrangements with the Company for acquiring  Surface and Mineral rights, are hereby  notified to at once make the. first payment on their Claims, as otherwise they  will be deemed and treated as trespassers.  Leonard H. Solly,  Victoria, B.C. 1    Land Commissioner  June 1,  1897. J 2390  FOR SALE.���������My house aud two lots in  the village of Courtenay.  K. Grant, Union.  Y?OR 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.  For Sale.���������-The dwelling house and  lot on Maryport avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is \\ storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, News Office.  WANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquiry  at "News Office.  FOR RENT-The boarding house late  ly occupied by Mr.  A.   Lindsay.    Apply  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  ������3*Bealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY   DONE  *������*Agent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and   Ranges   Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight heaters  DO YOU  TAKE TOUR  LOCAL PAPER?  It publishes all that is worthy 0/ notice  of THE LOCAL-NEVVS.  It Gives  the cream oft TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  !t Supports  GOOp ORDER, PUBLIC ENTER-  PRISES, THE CHURCHES, FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.  ' ''   '  It Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories,  Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original "Chatter."  And is the ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER in the' PROVINCE  which has a TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE.  It is the exponent of ihe district, ar.d  by it the di-tnet will be judged'by the  outside public. .  ii is n<; CHEAP :is a gnod paper can  be produced in :���������. country di-irii"t.  Give it your jjem-rntis support and there  wili he inere.'i>fcil imi->n-vcim-i;is.  Florist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  Seeds.'Ornamental  Trees and  Shru&Svalways.  Also '^bulba   in'��������� variet3r,    including;  Hyacinths,   Narcissus,   Fuchias,:J  Tulips and Tallies.  -  '������������������ ��������� -    D.   E.  Union,  JV JEt'r McLEOD  General Teaming. Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  CUMBEBL AND    SHOE    8HOP.  I have moved into my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, wherel am prepared  to manufacture and repair all kinds of  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call.  NELSON PARKS.  T. D.  McLEAN,  WATCHMAKER   AND    JEWELER.  WE KEEP  A select stock of Watches, Clocks,  Jewelry, Stationery, Fishing Tackle  etc. In our Repairing Department we can give the very best of  satisfaction. We have secured a  first class Watchmaker who has  had many years experience on fine  Repairing in the East, and are  new better prepared than ever before to do all kinds of Watch,  Clock and Jewelry Repairing.  YOU CAN  rely on getting a  First  Class  Job  if left with us.  ALL ORDERS  will  receive    prompt  Give us a call.  attention.  T. B. MM,  TJNTQ7ST, B.  .O  "'i  4  1  i  "���������-I'  li  1  I  ''���������f.l  &  U.'.|  ft  M  1  )k  1  I  STJBSCHIBE FOB. "THE NEWS."  $2 00 PEB. 4JNNU10:  .*,'������������������ i  V -  viii THE    WEEKLY   'NEWS. JULY,    20th,    1897.  :T  /-.  I  I  What A Boy Can Do.  A boy can make the world more pure  ���������    By kindly word and deed;  As blossoms call for nature's light,  So hearts love's sunshine need.  A boy can make the world more pure,  By lips kept ever clean:  Silence can influence shed as sure  A. speech���������oft more doth mean.  A boy can make the world more    true',  By an exalted aim;  Let one a given end pursue,'  Others will seek the same.  Full simple things, indeed, these three,  Thus stated in my rhyme;  Yet what, dear lad, could greater be���������  What grander, more sublime?  WASTE.  may continue to work, and even'to improve,  most to the   very   last   hour  of   life?���������  ELECTED.  By Mac p. Bell.-  '1  la thy morning of life there is a- larger  waste ef time ������nd opportunities than there  ia ia the afternoon.  In the forenoon we are, apt to be prodigal  and thriftless. It is,our seed time. We  reap in the afternoon.  This thought is as exacting and sure as  mathematics. Young men you needn't-wait  to prove it by hard personal experience.  Believe it in advance. The waste of estate  of body and soul by drink is the crime of  Christendom. You needn't go out of any  circle to fiad sad illustrations of this. The  family is rare that hasn't this mark of waste  cmoh it���������near or remote.  He did a good ,thiag for the world���������for  every thoughful soul���������who shaped this proverb: "Willful waste ia woeful want."  Proverbs do more for mankind in averting wrecks than do lighthouses. Happy and  prosperous the individual and family that  heed them.   <>  One wide-a-wake lad will learn the whole  of a business in a year or two, , and not  ���������train himself either. A hustler he. Ochers  will know less by one-half after seven years  of service.  The wide-awake turns his time and pen-  'aiaa to accouut. His teacher taught him  "time is money." Time well handled fetches money in���������keeps it from going out.  K������ep your eye on the non-essential if  you'd be independent.  The wise cook���������we praise Thee, Lord, for  her���������will nourish the family better oa a V  than the unwise oue will do ou a X.  Aud the neii geaihstro** has her price  above rubies.  Both mighty iu th" economies.  They have learned whit Christ meant  when tie t"-ltl uh to yallicr up the fragtiicius.  Tim basis this of all uroduenty. This tne  reuip<3 which takes the skin o:f the wult'o  b������uk oud t<uirt it into leather.  Extravagance and wa-jte���������waste m=>r>)  thdu extravagance���������Bead the howling wolve-.  to our doors.  Teach the hoys and girls���������iu the soho ��������� a  ���������to write frequent uotnpouitioas on the  hardships of waste.  'He the little makes the muckle. Learn  this. Parents, teach this. With this mastered, your boys and girls are well equipped  for the journey of life. Farms and factories  go to ruin because of the non-use of helpful  material lying neglected all around.  We know how to take care of our piano  and horse; but what about our bodies���������those  harps of a thousand delicate strings ?  Take to tobacco, liquor, morphine ? What  madness.  Better give your dollars to the banker  rather than your proud flesh.  I. O. O. F. INSTALLATION.  c ���������  On Friday the 9th, the officers of  Union Lodge No. 11 I.O.O.F., were  installed by District Deputy Grand Master, James P. Pntchard. ���������  The names of the elected officers are as  follows:  , John Fulcher, Noble Grand; Mathevv  -Piercy, Vice Grand; F. A. Anley, Recording Secretary; Robert Cess'ford, Taeasurer  E^Thers is Nothing  ^LEATHER  If it ii Well Fit Ttgetto  f  So here it is : :  Single Harness at $Io, $r2, $15 per set  and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips at 10,   25,   50 and a good   Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone  at $1 and up to $2.  I  \ IVERY  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatriek,  1    Union, B. C.  Puntledge Bottling Works.   / ^  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,  -^���������        .MANUFACTURER OF    SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,  GINGER  ALE,  Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Ir6n Phosphates and Syrups'  Bottler   of Different   Brands   of   Lager Beer,   Steam Beer   and  Porter  Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.  KBG BEEB S03L03 ZFOJE?, O^L.S2S CaST;^"^  COURTENAY, B. C.  U  EAMING-  /ays������55?  I have the largest Stock   of   WHIPS   in  town and also the  Best Axle Greaserat r^> BOssES  ���������For Twenty-Five Cents-  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  Repairing  (        Promptly asd  V      NEATLY DONE  Wesley Willard  PBOFESSIOiTAIj,  Drs. Lawrence &  Westwobd.  Physicians,and Surgeons.  TJiTI02ST J3.p.  We have appointed Mr.  James   Abrams our collector until   turtner note  tice, to whom all  overdue   accounts  way be paid.  Parts That Do Not Grow Old.  Dr. Balfour tells us tkat there are two  parte of the human organism which, if wisely used, "largely escape senile failure."  These two are tke brain and heart. Persons  who think have often wondered why brain  workers, great statesmen, and ethers should  continue to work with almost unimpaired  activity and energy up to a period when  inast of the organs and functions of the  body are in a oondition of advanced senile  decay. There is a physiological reason for  this, and Dr. Balfour tells us what it is.  The normal brain, he affirms, "remains vigorous to the last," and that "because its  attrition Is specially provided Tor."  About middle life, or a little later, the  general arteries of the blood begin to lose  their elasticity and to slowly but surely  dilate. They become, therefore, much less  efficient carriers of the nutrient blood to the  capillary areas. But this is not the case  with the internal carotids, which supply &ht)  eapillary areas of the brain. On the contrary, those large vessels "continue to retain  their pristine elasticity, so that the blood  pressure remains normally higher than within the capillary area of any other organ of  the body. The cerebral blood-paths bein.;  thus kept open, the brain tissue is kept better nourished than the other tissues of the  body."  Who is there among those who have  reached or passed middle age that will not  be rejoiced to find such admirable physiological warrant for the belief that  the brain  HARRISON   1\   MILLAR I),  PlIYS'.ClAN.'    SUK'JKHN      AN1>     AUOUUUUKUK.  Oiii   ������.".*":    ^ IM.AKU   SLOCK,   Cl'MBKKI-ASn  C'OUKTESAV   L1UU.SK,   ������'uUUTEKAY.  iioUVrt 1.!  *  u..sillt;it10i.:    fCMi'.KHLANJi,   10, to  12 a   ai   Tuksoavs and Fridays.  t (M'HTKNAY     7    <' 9  A.  M.  AND l\  M.  WM  Ml.W. .Wfc. W ������MM*.^ft**������M  \|vV.S. DALSY. D Di  5s  Dentistry in all its Branches  rt       S-'lato work, iiiiiuu a-i.l ra'.i anting  ^ Olli-Je opp-site W.������vi rly li-.fc-l,   Union ^  ^     Hour.-���������9 a m. tu 5 y.ui. au'i from     ,\j  ^ o p. ni   t" S t'.ni. (!V  BARKER & POTTS,  BARRISTERS,   .  SOLICITORS,  NOTARIES,   &G.  Office Room -\ McPhee & Moore B'ld'g and at  NANAIMO.  B.  C.  I'. O.  DRAWER    18.  H, A. Simpson      ������  Barrister & Solicitor. No's 2 '& 4  Commercial Street.  LP. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Public  Office:���������First"   Street.     Union,  B. C.  YARWOOD   8l    YOUNG  BARRISTERS"and SOLICITORS  Corner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third.Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will he in Union the 3rd   Wednesday   of  each month and remain teu days.  fcxw������;*f! h ������j*w������h������im< oi*r**~v*i.\f mtKinna ���������������  Tf l  See!  m  fj  >  21  R-I-P-A-N-S  The modern standard   Family  Medicine :    Cores    the  common   every-day  ills of humanity.  TRADE  MARK  Cumkrland Hotel.  Union, B. C.  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  North of Victoria,  (Vnd the best kept house.  Spacious Billiard Room  and new  Billiard and Pool Tables  BEST  8TEEL  WIRE  WIRE ROPE SELVAGE.  Uannfactared and Sold by  Best of Wines and Liquors.  H. J. Theobald,  House and Sip Painter  -Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining  and   Decorating.  GRAINING A SPECIALTY.  AH Orders Promptly Attended to  Union, B. C.  Barber pkop    : ;  -   AND c  :   :     Ualhinq  Esfabiiskirien t  O. H. Fechner,  "FKOPBIZ.TOE  CHOICE     LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir are.  consisting of lots 4 and 5" \\\  block 15, lots 7 and S in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block ic,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Abrams.  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent for the Alliance Fire  Insurance, Company of Lon  don   and   the. Phoenix o  Hartford.     '   Agent for the Provincial  Building and Loan Association or Toronto...   Union, B.C.  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  Circular.  or  NOTICE ������������������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire   Brigade aud its appliances,   should   h  aid <:o Mr. Frank Dal by.  Do you know that we can -print yon juet  aa nest a business card ss you can get in  any other stinting office in the Province,  ar.ri ju.sfc as cheap too ? Bear iu uiiud, we  print meal tickets also? In fact we can  do anything in the line of job printing.  Give us a trial.  Subscribe for   THE  $2.00 per annum.  f\EWS  CHEAP! CHZEAP!! OZrHUKJ-AJP!!  WQVEH WIRE FENCING these  FEiTOI3S3 O-S,  AS WELL AS  Mc.Mujllen's   choice  ^H ������������������������������������������������������������!���������I������T- -i-l.l   mill   TiM-r--     mjj _ 'i  t������������ontariowre{fbncinqco..lto. StedWire Netting for  Trellis,   Poultry Yards,   Lawn Fencng,   etc.,  are   sold  before.  They are the, best.    Ask. your Hardware  Merchant for them. ' ,   ..  GO TO  much   Lower   this year,   than ever  FOR  CrMi Work  l,-.\M  AT  Posters  Pamphle  '  Circulars  Letterheads  GOOD PAPER  GOOD INK  Our  Dance Programmes .       *        Menues  Visiting Card Mourning   Card  Billheads  Envelopes  Statements  Noteheads  Work  Speaks    Our   Worth  Ho Best Cough S;  tea Good. Use ia  by Druggists.  CONStfMS^QN**  I presume we have used over  one hundred bottles of Piso's  Cure   for  Consumption   in   my  family,  and    I    am   continually   advising   others  to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the  ua  I ever used.���������TV. C. Miltenbbrger, Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894. ���������I sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any complaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  #v,P:i S QTS--.XURE.vf OR  UTie Best Cough Syrup Ja  Tastes Good. Use in time  Sold by Druggists.  ,vf ������������������' 'Gt?:N'SVJiM.T?.iTJ.O'W.-s^  50 YEARS'  EXPERIENCE.  TRADE MARKS;  DESIGNS,  CQPYRICHTS &.C.  Anyone sending a sketch and description may  quickly ascertain, free, whether an invention is  probably patentable. Communications strictly  confidential. Oldest acency for securing patents  In America.    We have  a Washington office.  Patents taken through Muna & Co. recelvo  special notice in the  SCIENTIFIC  AMERICAN,  beautifully illustrated, largest circulation of  any scientific Journal, weekly, terms $3.00 a year;  $1.50 six months. Specimen copies and HAND  Book on Patents sent free.  Address  WIUNN   &  CO.,  361 Broadway, New York.  If our readers have any local news of interest, we will be pleased to insert same in  the local column, if brought to the office.  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER,  ���������U-NIOT,  B.  C.  ! THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.  ;+   +   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.  I Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated.  Indispensable to Mining Mew.  > THREE DOLLARS PER YEAR. POSTSAlX  SAMPLE C0PIE3 FREE.  MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Cal.  ^-v i^,rw������ * v^v^ v^v"  Visiting-  cards   printed   at   the   Nl'WS  Offic: in neat script. Tb* Sfeo  y  ���������������������������������������������  ������������������!������������������  of tbe Pour.  By A. Conan Doyfo  CHAPTER I.  THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION,  i Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from  ;the corner of the mantelpiece and. his  hypodermic syringe from its neat mo-  ,rocco case. With his long, white, ner-  ivous fingers he adjusted the delicate  needle, and rolled hack Ids left shirt-  cuff. For some little time his eyes  :rested thoughtfully upon the sinewy  ^forearm and -wrist, all dotted and  '���������scarred with innumerable puncture  .marks. Finally he thrusi the sharp  point home, pressed down the tiny  piston, and sank back into the velvet--  lined arm chair with a long sigh of  -satisfaction.  1   Three _ times a day for many months  ��������� I had witnessed this performance, but  custom had not reconciled my mind to  it.    On the contrary, from day to day  I had become mors  irritable at  the  Bi^ht,   and    my    conscience    swelled  nightly within me  at the thought that  I had lacked the courage to  protest.  'Again and again I had registered a  vow that I  should deliver   my   soul  ���������upon the subject, but there was that in  the cool,, nonchalant air of my companion which made him the last man  with whom one  would care to .take  anything approaching to a liberty. .His  great  powers,   his   masterly manner,  ���������and the experience which  I had had of  his many extraordinary qualities, all  made me   diffident and   backward in  crossing him.  ' Yet upon that afternoon, whether it  was the claret which I had taken with  my lunch, or the additional exasperation produced by the extreme deliberation of his manner, I suddenly felt that  I could hold out no longer.  "Which is it, to-day >'������ I asked.  ���������'^Torphine or cocaine ?"  He ��������� raised his eyes languidly from  ���������he old black-letter volume which he  had opened. "It is cocaine," he said :  "a seven per cent, solution. Would  you care to try it ?"    ( .  "No, indeed,"I answered, brusquely.  "My constitution has not got over the  Afghan campaign yet. I cannot afford  to throw any extra strain upon it."  He smiled at my vehemence. "Perhaps you are right, Watson," he said.  "I suppose that its influence is physically a bad one. I find it, however, so  transcendently stimulating, and clarifying to, the mind that its secondary  action is a matter of small moment."  "But consider!" I said, earnestly.  "Count the cost! Your brain may, as  you say, be roused and excited, but it  is a pathological and morbid process,  which invofves increased tissue-change  iand may at last leave a permanent  ;weakness. You know, too, what a  black reaction comes upon you. Surely  Ithe game is hardly worth the. candle.  'Why should you, for a mere passing  ���������pleasure, risk the loss of those great  powers with which you have been endowed? Heniember that I speak not  only as one comrade to another, but as  a medical man to one for whose constitution he is to some extent answerable."  He did not seem offended.   On the,  ���������contrary,  he   put his   finger-tips .together and leaned his  elbows  on the  arms of his chair, like one who has a  relish for conversation.  "My mind." he said, "rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me  work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis,  and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull  routine of existence. I crave for  mental exaltation. That is why I  have chosen my own particular profession���������or rather created it, for I am  the only one in the world."  "The only unofficial detective?" I  said, raising my eyebrows.  "The only unofficial consulting detective," he answered, "I am the last  and highest court of . appeal in detection. When Gregson, or Lestrade, or  Athelney Jones are out of their depths  ���������which, by the way, is their normal  state���������the matter is laid before me. I  examine the data, as an expert, and  pronounce a specialist's opinion. I  claim no credit in such cases. My  name figures in no newspaper, The  work itself, the pleasure of finding a  field for my peculiar powers, is my  highest reward. But you have yourself had some experience of my methods  of work in the Jefferson Hope case."  "Yes, indeed," said I, cordially.  "I was neverso struck by anything in  my life. 'I even embodied it in a small  brochure with the somewhat fantastic  title of 'A Study in Scarlet.'"  He shook his head sadly.. "I glanced  over it," said he. "Honestly I can  not congratulate you upon it. Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science,  and should be treated in the same cold  and unemotional manner. You have  attempted to tinge it with romanticism,  which produces much the same effect  as if you worked a love story or an  elopement into the fifth proposition of  Euclid,"  "But the romance was there," I remonstrated. "1 could not tamper with  the facts."  "Some facts should be suppressed, or  at least a just sense of proportion  should be observed in treating them.  The only point in the case which deserved mention was the curious analytical reasoning   from effects to causes  Vy which I succeeded in unraveling it."  I was annoyed at this criticism of a  work which had been specially designed  to please him. I confess, too, that I  was irritated by the egotism which  seemed to demand that every line of  my pamphlet should be devoted to his  own special doings. More than once  during the years that ��������� I had lived with  him in Baker street I had observed that  a small vanity underlay my companion's quiet and didactic manner, I  made no remark, however, but sat  nursing my wounded leg. I had had a  Jezail bullet through it some time before, and though it did not prevent me  from walking, it ached wearily at  every change of the weather."  "My practice has extended recently'  to the Continent," said Holmes, after a  .while, filling up his old briar-root pipe.  "I was consulted last week by Francois  Le Villard, who, as1' you probably  know, has come rather to tne front  , lately in the French detective service.  He has' all the, Celtic power of quick  intuition, but he is deficient in the  wide range of" exact knowledge which  is essential to the higher developments  of his art. The case was concerned  with a will, and possessed some features of interest. I was able to refer  him to two parallel cases; the one at  Riga id 1857, and the other at St.-Louis'  in 1871, which have suggested to him  the_ true solution. Here is the letter  which I had this morning acknowledging my assistance." He tossed over, as  he spoke, a crumpled sheet of foreign  note-paper. I glanced my eyes down  it, catching a profusion of notes of admiration, with stray "magnifiques,"  "coup-de-maitres," and "tours de force,"  all testifying to the ardent admiration  of the Frenchman.  "He,speaks as a pupil to his master,"  said I.  . "Oh, he rates my assistance too  highly," said Sherlock Holmes, lightly.  "He has considerable gifts himself, He  possesses two out of the three qualities  necessary^ for the ideal detective. He  has the power of observation and that  of deduction. He is only wanting in  knowledge; and that may come in  time. He is now translating my small'  works into French."  "Your works?"  "Oh, didn't you know?" he cried,  laughing. "Yes, I have been guilty of  several monographs. ' They are all  upon technical subjects. Here, for example, is one 'Upon the:.Distinction  Between the Ashes of the Various Tobaccos.' In it I enumerate a hundred  and forty forms of cigar, cigarette and  pipe tobacco, with colored plates illustrating the difference in the ash. If is  a point which is continually turning  up in criminal trials, and which is  sometimes of supreme importance as a  clue. If you can say definitely, for  example, that some murder has been  done by a man who was smoking an  Indian lunkah,. it obviously narrows  your field of search. To the trained eye  there is as much difference between the  black ash of a Trinchinopoly and the  white fluff of bird's-eye as there is between a cabbage and a potato."  "You have an extraordinary genius  for minutiae," I remarked.;;  "I appreciate their importance, Here  is my monograph upon the. tracing of  footsteps, with some remarks upon the  uses of plaster of paris as a preserver of  impresses. Here, too, is a curious little  work upon the influence of ,a trade  upon the form of the hand, with litho-  types Of the hands of slaters, sailors,  cork-cutters, compositors, weavers and  diamond-polishers.' That is a matter  of great practical interest to the scientific detective���������especially in cases of  unclaimed bodies, or in discovering the  antecedents of criminals. But I weary  you with my hobby."  "Not at all," I answered, earnestly.  "It is is of the greatest interest to me,  especially since I have had the opportunity of observing your practical application of it. But you spoke just now  of observation and deduction. Surely  the one to some extent- implies the  other."  "Why, hardly," he answered, leaning back luxuriously in his arm-chair,  and sending up thick blue wreaths  from his pipe. "For example, observation shows me that you have been to  the Wigmore street Postoffice this  morning, but deduction lets me know  that when there you dispatched a tele-  in your open desk there that you have  a sheet of stamps and a thick bundle of  post-cards. What could you go into  the postoffice for, then, but to send a  wire ? Eliminate all other factors, and  the one. which remains must be the  truth."'     "  "In this case it certainly is so," I  replied, after a little thought. "The  thing, however, is, as you say," of the  simplest. Would you think me impertinent if I were to put your theories to  a more severe test ?"  "On the contrary," he answered, "it  would prevent me from taking a second  doee of. cocaine. I should be delighted  to look into any problem which you  might submit to me."  "I have heard you say that it is  difficult.for a man- to have any object  in daily use without leaving the_ impress of his individuality upon it in  such a way that a trained observer  might read it. Now, I have here a  watch which has recently come into  my possession. Would you have the  kindness to let'me have an ��������� opinion  upon the character or habits of the late  owner  9"  I handed him the watch with some  slight feeling of amusement' in my  heart, for the' test was, as I thought,  an impossible one', and I intended it as  a lesson against the somewhat dog  matic tone which he occasionally assumed. He balanced the watch in his  hand, gazed hard at the dial, opened  the back,  and   examined the   works,  first with his naked eyes and then with  a powerful convex lens. I could hardly  keep from smiling at his crest-fallen  face when he finally snapped the case  to and handed it back.  "There are hardly any data," he remarked. "The watch has been recently  cleaned, which robs me of my most  suggestive facts."  . "You are right," I answered, "It  was cleaned before being sent to me."  In my heart I accused my companion  of putting forward a most lame and  impotent excuse to cover his failure.  What data could lie' expect from an  uncleaned watch ?  "Though unsatisfactory, my research  has not been entirely barren," he observed, staring up at the ceiling- with  dreamy, lack-luster eyes. "Subject to  your correction, I should judge that  the ' watch belonged to  brother, who inherited it  father."   '   ,  "That you gather, no doubt, from the  H. W. upon the.back?"  "Quite so. The W. suggests your  own name. The date of the watch is  nearly fifty years back, and the initials  are as old as the' watch; so it was  made for the last generation. Jewel-  ery usually descends to the eldest son,  and he is most likely to have the same  name as the'father.     Your father has,  traces of his unsteady hand,    w here is  the mystery in all this ?"  "It is as clear as daylight." I answered. "I regret the injustice which  I did you. I should have had more  faith in your marvelous faculty. May  I ask whether you have any professional inquiry on foot at present?"  "None. , Hence the cocaine. I can  not live t without brain-work. ��������� What  else is there to live, for' ? Stand at the  window here. Was ever such a dreary,  dismal, unprofitable world ? See how  the yellow fog swirls down the street  and drifts across dun-colored houses.  What could be more hopelessly prosaic  and material ? What is the use of  having powers, doctor, when one has  no field upon' which to exert' them?  Crime is commonplace, and. existence is  commonplace, and no qualities save  those which are commonplace have  any function upon earth."  I had opened my mouth to reply to  his tirade, when, with a crisp knock,  our landlady entered, bearing a card  upon the brass salver,  "A. young lady for you, sir." she  said, addressing my companion.  "Miss Mary Morstan," he read.  "Hum ! I have no recollection of that  name. Ask the young lady to step up,  Mrs. Hudson. Don't go, doctor. I  shall prefer that you remain,"  (TO BE CONTINUED.)  JOKERS AND JINGLERS.  On to Washington.  From Kankakee and Fond du Lao  The serried lines advance.  From Chaska and from Hackensack  Their flaunting banners dance.  From Sakarappa, Shakopee,'  From Dead Man's Gulch, they come.  From Galveston, Menominee,  We hear their busy hum. '  From Billville and from Sutton's Mine,  .   Tucson, Arapahoe, >,~   ,  From Burnups Corners, see the line    '  By long additions grow.'  Their pockets with petitions bulge,        '  Their hearts with springing hopes.  The fond delusion all indulge���������  They rather know tho ropes.  Though each state send its quota full  To swell the mighty host,  Advancing boldly, with its pull,  .Ohio sends tho most. ,   -  ���������Detroit New*.  '  -id  The first Gladstone who engaged in  mercantile life was a malster, and the  family owned large slave estates in the  West Indies. William E. began his political life as an extreme Tory.  MUSIC  AND  THE  HAfR.  your  from  elder  your  "Right!" said I. "Right on both  points ! But I confess that I don't see  how you arrived at it. It was a sudden impulse upon my part, and I have  mentioned it to no one."  "It is simplicity itself," he remarked,  chuckling at my surprise ; "so absurdly  simple that an explanation is superfluous ; and yet it may serve to define  the limits of observation and of deduction. Observation tells me that you  have a little reddish mold adhering to  your instep. Just opposite the Seymour street office they have taken up  the pavement and thrown up some  earth which lies in such a way that it  is difficult to avoid treading in it in  entering. The earth is of this peculiar  reddish tint which is found, so far as I  know, nowhere else in the neighborhood. So much is observation. The  rest is deduction."  "How, then, did you deduce the telegram  9"  "Why, of course I knew that you  had not written a letter, since I sat opposite to you all morning.     I see also  if I remember right, been dead many  years. It has,' therefore, been in the,  hands of your eldesl brother."  "Right, so far." said I. '.'Anything  else?" ;  . .' , .       ���������  "He was -a man of untidy habits���������  very untidy and careless. He was left  with good prospects, but he threw  away his chances,- lived for some time  in poverty, with occasional shortinter-  vals of ��������� prosperityv and finally, taking  to drink, he died". ��������� .That is all I can  gather." u������;  I sprang from my chair and limped  impatiently about the room with considerable bitterness in my heart.  "This is unworthy of you, Holmes,"  I said. "I could not have believed that  vou '.would have descended to .this.  You have made inquiries into the history of my unhappy brother, and you  now pretend to deduce this knowledge  in some fanciful way. You can not  expect me to -believe that you have  read all this from his old watch ! It is  unkind, and, to speak plainly, has a  touch of' charlatan.sra.in.it."  "My dear doctor," said he, kindly,  "pray accept my apologies. Viewing  the-��������� matter, as an abstract problem, I  had forgotten chow personal and painful a thing it might be to you, I assure  you, however, that I never even knew  'that you had a brother until you  handed me the watcli.";  "Then'how in the name of .all..that is  wonderful did you get all these facts?  They are absolutely correct in every  particular."  "Ah, that is good luck. I could only  say what was the balance of probability. I did not at all expect to be so  accurate."  "But it was not mere guess-work ?"  "No, no; I never guess., It is. a  shocking habit ��������� destructive to the  logical faculty. What seems strange  to- you is only so because you do not,  follow my train of thought or observe  the small facts upon which large inferences may depend. : For example, I  began by stating that your brother was  careless. When you observe the lower  part of that watch-case you notice that  it is not only dented in two places, but  it is cut and markec" all over from the  habit of keeping other hard objects,  such as coins or keys, in the same  pocket. Surely it is no great feat to  assume that a man who treats a fifty-  guinea watch so cavalierly must be a  careless man. Neither is it a very farfetched inference that a man who inherits one article of : uch value is pretty  well provided for in other respects."  I nodded to show that I followed his  reasoning.  "It is very customary for pawnbrokers in England, when they take a  watch, to scratch the number of the  ticket with a pin-point upon the inside  of the case. It is more handy than a  label, as there is no risk of the number  being lost or transposed. There are no  less than four such numbers visible to  my lens on the inside of this case. Inference���������that your brother was often  at low water. Secondary inference���������  that he had occasional bursts of prosperity, or he could not heve redeemed  the pledge. Finalh , I ask you to look  at the inner plate 'which contains the  key-hole. Look at the thousands of  scratches all around the hole���������marks  where the key has slipped. What sober  man's key could have scored those  grooves? But yor will never see a  drunkard's watch without them. He  winds it at night, and he leaves these ,  Paeuliar Effect of Vibrations on the Head  Covering.  In a recent scientific assemblage a discussion took place upon th������ influence of  sleep in skin diseases. One of the gentlemen who took part stated in his criticism  of the paper which had been read that one  might as well talk of the influenco of music upon the growth of the hair. It would  eeeni that tho suggestion of a possible connection thus thrown out in a jesting way  has been taken seriously, At least a correspondent of Le Temps -has niado the  discovery that music of certain kinds does  in reality prevent the hair from falling,  while that produced by certain instruments  has tbe most disastrous effects in causing  rapid development of baldness. He finds  that while composers are as prone as others to lose their hair at an early age, those  who play, their compositions upon the  piano preserve, if they do not acquire, a  luxuriant growth of . hair. On the other  hand, wind instruments, and especially  the cornet and trombone, are fatal to hir-.  cute adornment. The violoncello and the  harp keep the hair 'in pretty .well, but the  flute cannot be depended upon to preserve  a strong growth after the fiftieth, year oi  . age.  A number of pianists, including Pade-  rewski, are cited  in confirmation of the  - pronounced influence of piano music    It  has  been  admitted  for   somo time that  music has a certain therapeutic worth, and  it will be recalled that' Dr. Ferrand presented a report to the French Academy on  the physiological influence of music, pointing out in whatwaj-s it could be employed  with therapeutic aims.    Subsequently Dr.  Betzchinsky reported an instance of night  tei'i-ors in a child of 3 years, who was cured  by haying played to it each night music oi  a calming nature written in a minor key.  A test was ���������made after a few nights by  omitting the music, and that 'night alone  the child had an attack.    It has not as yet  been determined just what key is most  favorable to the pretention of an early bald  state.'   Probably a reasonable way of settling the dispiited point would be to make  a few experiments on dogs, thus proving a  tolerance for different strains and avoiding  the horripilation to which some patients oi  refined tastes might be subjected*  Wind  instruments are always dangerous if the  hair has not a good hold, while stiff haired  people can   stand  anything.    Possibly a  good rule for any musician would be, as  soon as he finds  his hair falling, to cease  playing for others.���������Medical Reoord.  No Place For Him.  ��������� Pale in conscious rectitude, the young  man stood. ,''Father,",said ho, ''I cannoi  tell a lie."  "Oh, you can'tl"'growled the old man.  "Here, take this order for your expenses  and get out of tho state. I'll go and do  the testifying in that trust investigation  myself. I cannot tell a lie either, of course.  But you know at my age a man's memory'  is apt to be a little treacherous."-���������Cincinnati Enquirer. " ���������"  A Lover's Reminiscence.  The lover said:  "Modest was she when first wo wed.  Bo shy, indeed, I,can't forget  Her blushes red. >  And when she mounted her pony tru������  For a canter down .Fifth avenue .  Sho wore a long skirt of sober blue, '  Hiding her feet and sidesaddle too.'-' "'  Again ho said:  ���������   ; ' , *  "Now sho's a bold and airy maid," <  A biking miss, of naught afraid, c      j.  All coyness Hod.  She wears a jaunty bloomer f addle, ]���������  ���������And whon mounting her cycle saddle  She nimbly leaps and lands a-'straddle.  Thon pedestrians just skedaddle."  ���������Albany- Express.  Ii:'.'  A tost Lesson.  ,.  "Look at the successful mc;j  said the philosopher., "They are not-.aa  fault.finders. They arc not the people wha  make a study of grievances."  "Humph!" replied his irritable friend.  "That is easily explained.. They aro so  situated as to be able to have their own  way about things."���������Washington Stair.  Wot's tUo Use. t  Wot's the use o' eatin, say?  Gotter eat again.  Wot's the use t' go t' sleep?  Gittin up's sech pain.  Work until yer simply lame���������  Nex' day gotter work tho samel .  Wot's the use o' gittin full? ���������    , ,  , Gottor sober up.  Wot's the use t' ride a wheolf  Onlj'.gotter stop.  Wot's the use o' livui, say?  Only gottnr dio somo day. *  ���������New York Sunday Journal.  Calm and Collected. '  Reporter���������It is said that yourself and  your comrade, O'Hoggarty, were calm and  collected after the dynamite explosion at  the quarry? '\  McLubberty���������Wull, it was loike this.  Oi was calm an O'Hoggarty was collicted.  ���������New York Sunday World.    ���������  ,.   Tlie Temperature of tlxo Flat.  The tenant swore and walked the floor,  But all in vain was the storm.  The janitor sat by the furnace chill  And sang, "You're not so warm."  ���������,    ��������� ���������Indianapolis Journal.  A Plenty Needed..  Perry Patettic���������Uv course I'd take a  bath if I took a notion.  Wayworn Watson���������That's about what it  would take, 1 guess.  "What!s about what it would take?"  "An ocean. "���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  ITALY'S  POWER  IN.AMERICA.  Monopolizing  Natives of  the Sunny Land  Many Trades.  ���������  HaviDg shaken the stove and kicked the  cat from under Majoney's chair, Casey  thus delivered himself:  "Sure, this country will have an Eyetal-  run king yet. They're the risin ginera-  tion here, and no mistake. I mind, the  time whin the Irish dug all the sewers and  cellars, did all the laborin work. But  they ain't in it any n ore.  "Eyetalyun hodcf.rriers has druv the  Irish out. Beyant on the new row, all the  bricklayers are Eyetalyuns. Hivin only  knows how many Eyetalyun stonemasons  are workin in this city today. If you want  a tap put on your bo< t, it's an Eyetalyun  shoemaker what does it. They're doin all  the shavin and hairci ttin. They kape all  the fruit stores. . Av course they shine all  the shoes.  "I wint down to Liberty hall Monday  night to the dance of the Kelly association.  For tin years that gang had music from a  Dutch band, but what should I see this  time but an Eyetalyun crowd of fiddlers.  An Eyetalyun book agent kem in here the  other day, selling the 'Life of ParnelL'  We have an Eyetalyun organist at church,  and a woman, with a name as long aa  your arm, sings the screechin parts that  Mrs. Curley ust to yell bo well.  "An Eyetalyun cones along this block  onct a week with a pack full of suspinders,  shoelaces and collai buttons. Foryeara  Mike Dugan, him as has a daughter mar-  rit to Clancy, the hai.se policeman, meda  livin around here mi'ndln wash bilers and  umbrellas. Sure, a bi.j Eyetalyr n has druv  him into the home of tho Little Sisters oi  the Poor.  "There's no use of talkin, us Americans  will have nothin to si-y or do in this country before long. Y<-: ���������: all know Tony, the  rag man. I'll bet y< t'ink he's as poor aa  Maloney. Well, he :.em in here Saturday  night an offered  u:   two t'ousand dollars  bo runnin for alder-  say. ''���������New York  Tlie Stage Heroine.  The lover hugged her on the stage.  To her it was not funny.  He earned his salary, while she found  She was hard pressed for money.    .  ���������New York Sunday World.  Not a Good Name.  Mr. Blair���������Did that titled foreigner  leave his children much? ..:.���������.  Miss Fair���������No, not even a good name.  Mr. B.��������� You don't say so?  Miss F.���������Yes, it was Bjorklanizonog-  vitz.���������Up to Date.  Why He Would Miss Her.  "Would Willie miss his grandma  If grandma were to die?" '  Ee would.   She always helps him to  A second piece of pie.  ���������Indianapolis Journal.  Going: Him One Better.  ��������� Newlywed (proudly)���������I always make it  a point to tell my wife everything that  happens.  Old Sport���������Pooh! That's nothing. I  tell my wife lots of things that never happen.���������Tit-Bits.    ���������  "Justifiable Rage.  He stood on' the bridge at midnight,  And the way he swore was a sin.  let do not condemn him lightly.  *Twas the bridge of his violin.  ���������Chicago Beoord.  At the Gates. j  Aotress���������Hello, who are you?  St. Peter���������Be more respectful, please.  Don't you know I'm an angel?  Actress���������At last, thank goodness! You're  the very man I've been looking; for.���������New  York Journal. i  The Widow's Might.  The widow coyly bid him hope.  . His heart beat with delight,'.     \.  Then yearned with insufficiency-*  'Twas but a widow's might.  ���������Up to Date.  for the place. He'l  man next fall, I i  Mail and Express.  .ro  A Waterspout.  -Colonel, did you  1  ever see a  The Major-  waterspout?  The Colonel���������Yes. I dropped In to hear  a temperance lecture once for a few minutes.���������Up to Date.  -W  til  '  VJl  ���������VI  1  i  /J  S3  J  I  i ,i  m  4  k  7%r  ���������SJ  i  ���������Vt, >Ji  '��������� -J  ���������I  i;  Uii  BB i":')  t/  U  A GREAT SACRIFICE.  {  REV. DR. tTAUM-AGE ILLUSTRATES  THE ATONEMENT.  I He Explains the Theory ot Vicarious Sacrl-  l fice~The Blood of Christ���������Cases of'Sub-  -Ivife for    X>lfe���������Frequence  ���������titution-  - '���������'���������*'' i .  Sufferinc for Others.  of  Washington, .March 21.���������From many  conditions of life Dr. Talmage, in - this  j sermon, draws' 'graphic illustrations of  i'one-.of the-sublimcst -theories of religion  j���������namely, vicarious sacrifice. His text  j was Hebrews1; ix, 22, " Without ���������' shedding  'of blood is ho remission." a  John G. Whittier, the last of the great  school of vAmerican' poets that made the  last quarter, of a century brilliant, asked  me'in the White mountains, one morning after prayers, .in which I had given  out Cowper's famous hymn about the  "fountain filled .with blood," "Do you  really believe there <is a literal application  of the blood of Christ to the soul?" My  negative reply'then is my negative reply  now.. ,The;Bible statement agrees with  all physicians, and all physiologists, and  all scientists, in saying that the blood is  the'life,'and in tlTe Christian religion it  means simply, that Christ's life was given  for our life. Hence all this talk' of meu  who, say the-Bible story-of blood is disgusting ahd",tbat they don't want -what  they call a'-"slaughter house religion"  only shows 'their incapacity or unwillingness to look through the figure of speech  toward^ the-.thing signified. The blood  that;,, on the darkest Friday the world  ever/saWi /oozed, or .trickled'.or" poured  frqmsthe,lJrow, and, the side, and the  hands, and the   feet   of   the   illustrious  sufferer.,^ back - of   Jerusalem,  ���������'of^ Christ there  soul1'saved foi* the  in,a few  J hours coagulated and dried up and for-  ( everVdisappeared,' and if man had depend-  . ed-rbn''the-application of ��������� the' literal blood  would not huave been a  last 18 centuries.  i ������#> ���������..'.--��������� VoIiin'tary Stifle>'lnjr.  r    In order to understand this  red   word  of my text we only have   to   exercise   as  much common sense in religion as we do  In everything else.    Pang for pang, hunger for hunger,   fatigue   for fatigue, tear  for tear, blood for blood,   life for life, we  see every day illustrated.  The act of sub-  , stitution is no   novelty,.although   I hear  men talk as though the   idea ,of Christ's  ' Buffering substituted   for   our   suffering  i were   something   abnormal,    something  I distressingly     odd,    something     wilaly  eccentric, a solitary episode in the world's  history, when I could   take you out into  this city, and before sundown point  you  to 600 cases of substitution   and   voluntary suffering of one in behalf of another,  f    At 2 o'clock   to-morrow   afternoon  go  i ������mong the places of  business or toil.   It  [ will be no difficult thing for  you to find  y men who, by their looks,   show you that  they are overworked.   They   are   prema-  ��������� turely old.    They   are   hastening rapidly  I toward their.., decease.    They   have gone  through ,t crises,in business that shattered  their neryjous;'sy'stemiand "pulled on the  brain.    They-have a-shdrtness" of  breath  and a pain in the back of   the head, and  j et night an insomnia that alarms    them.  Why are they/drudging at   business early  and   late?/;;; For ;]'if un ?   No; it   would   he  difficult"to extract  any   amusement  out  of ��������� that   exhaustion.    Because   they are  avaricious?   In many cases no.   Because  their own personal expenses   are   lavish t  <No; a few hundred dollars   would, meet  l all their wants.    The   simple   fact is the  man is enduring all that fatigue and exasperation and wear and tear to keep his  home prosperous.    There   is an invisible  line reaching from that   store, from that  bank, from that shop, from that scaffolding, to a quiet scene a few blocks   away,  a few miles away, and there is the secret  of that business endurance. He is simply  the champion of a homestead, for   which  he wins bread and wardrobe and   education and prosperity, and in   such   battle  10,000 men   fall.    Of   ten   business men  Whom I bury, nine die of   overwork   for  others. Some sudden disease  finds   them  with no power of resistance, and they are  gone. Life for life, blood for blood.   Substitution !  At 1 o'clock to-morrow   morning,   the  hour when slumber is most uninterrupted  and most profound, walk amid the dwelling houses.'of;the< city. ' Here   and there  you   will find a dim   light ^because  r' \s  the   household custom,to keep a subdual  light burning, but   most   of the   houses  from base to top are   as  dark   as though  uninhabited.    A   merciful   God has sent  . forth the archangel of sleep, and he puts  I his wings over the city.    But yonder is a  clear light burning, and   outside   on the  window casement   is   a   glass or pitcher  containing food for   a   sick   child.    The  food is set;in-.the fresh air.    This   is   the  sixth night that mother   has sat up "with  that sufferer.    She   has to the last point  obeyed the. physician's   prescription, not  ' giving a drop too much or too little, or a  moment too soon or too late. She is very  anxious, for she has buried three children  with the same disease, and she prays, and  weeps, each prayer and sob   ending with  a kiss of the pale cheek. By dint of kind-  (ness she gets the little   one   through the  ' ordeal.    After it is all over tlie mother is  taken down.    Brain or nervous fever sets  in, and one day she leaves the   convalescent child with a mother's   blessing  and.  goes up to join the three in the kingdom  - of heaven.    Life for   life.    Substitution!  > The fact is that there   are an  uncounted  number of mothers who, after   they have  navigated ;a   large   family   of   children  through all the diseases  of  infancy   and  ��������� got them fairly, started up   the flowering  j slope of boyhood and girlhood, have only  j etrength enough left to   die.    They  fade  away.    Some call   it   consumption, some  call it nervous prostration, some   call   it  intermittent   or   malarial   indisposition,  but I call it martyrdom of the   domestic  ' circle.    Life  for   life.    Blood   for blood.  Substitution!  A Sacrificing: Mother.  ' Or perhaps the mother lingers long  enough to see a son get on the wrong  road, and his former   kindness   becomes  1 rough reply when she expresses anxiety  about him.    But she goes right on, look-  I ing carefully after his apparel, remembering :his: every birthday with' some  memento,and, when he is brought homg, |  worn out with dissipation, nurses him till  he gets well and starts him again and  hopes and expects and prays and counsels  and suffers until her' strength gives out  and she fails. She is going, and attendants, bending over her pillow and ask  her if she has any message to leave, and  she makes great effort to say; something,  buc out of three or. four minutes of indistinct utterance they can catch but  three words, "My poor boy!" The simple  fact is she died for him. Life for life.  Substitution!  About 3G years ago there went forth  from- our northern and southern homes  hundreds of thousands of men to do  buttle for their country. AH the poetry of  war soon vanished and left them nothing  but the terrible prose. They waded knee  deep in mud; they slept in snowbanks;  they marched till their cut feet tracked  the earth; they were swindled out of  their honest rations and lived on meat  not fit for a dog; they had jaws all frac-  ' tured, and eyes extinguished, ��������� and limbs  shot away. , Thousands' of them cried for  water as they lay dying on the field the  night after the battle and got it not.  They were homesick and received no  message from their loved onesJ They died  in barns, in bushes, in ditches, the buzzards of the summer heat the only,  attendants on their obsequies. No one  but the infinite God, who knows everything, knows the ten-thousandth part of  the length and breadth and depth and  height of the anguish of the northern  and southern battlefields. Why. did these  fathers leave their children and go to'the  front and why did these young men,  postponing the marriage day start out  into the, ^probabilities of never coming  back? For the country they died. Life  for life. Blood for blood. Substitution!  Cases  or Heroism.  But we need not go so far. What is  that monument in Gi'eenwood? It is to  the doctors who fell in the southern epidemics. Why go? Were there not enotigh  sick to be attended in these northern  latitudes? Oh, yes!' But the doctor, puts  a few medical books in his valise and  some vials of medicine and leaves his  patients here in the hands of other physicians and takes the- rail train Before  he gets to the infected regions he passes  crowded rail trains, regular and extra,  taking the flying and affrighted populations. He-arrives in a city over which a  great horror is brooding. He goes from  couch to couch, feeling of the pulse and  studying symptoms and prescribing day  after day, night after night, until a fellow  physician says: "Doctor, you had better  go home and rest.. You look miserable."  But he cannot rest while so many are  suffering. On and on, until some morning finds him in a delirium in which he  talks of home, and then rises and 'says  he must go and look after those patients:  He is told to lie down, but he fights his  attendants until he falls back and is  weaker and weaker and dies for people  with whom he had no kinship, and far  away from his own family, and is hastily  put away'in a stranger's tomb,Gland only  the fifth part of a newspaper line tells us  of his sacrifice, his name just mentioned  among five. Yet he has touched the farthest height of sublimity in that three  weeks of humanitarian serivce. He goes  straight as an arrow to the bosom of him  who said, "I was sick, and ye visited  me." Life for life. -Blood for blood. Substitution !  ���������. ���������  In the legal profession I see the same  principle of self sacrifice. In 1846 William  Freeman, a pauperized and idiotic negro,  was at Auburn, N. Y., on trial for murder.  He had slain the entire Van Nest  family. The foaming wrath of the community could be kept off him only by  armed constables. Who would volunteer  to be his counsel? No attorney -wanted to  sacrifice his popularity by such an ungrateful task. All were silent, save one.  a young lawyer with feeble voice, that  could hardly be heard outside the bar,  pale and thin and awkward. It was William H. Seward, who saw that the pi-i-  soner was idiotic and irresponsible and  ought to be put in an asylum rather than  put to death, the heroic counsel uttering  these beautiful words:���������  "I speak now in' the hearing   of a people who have prejudiced the prisoner and  condemned me for pleading in his behalf.  He is a convict, a pauper, a negro, without intellect, sense or emotion.  My child,  with an affectionate smile,    disarms   my  careworn   face of   its   frown whenever I  cross my threshold.     The   beggar   in the  street obliges me to give because he says,  'God bless you!' as I   pass.    My dog caresses me with fondness if I will but smile  on him.    My horse recognizes me when I  fill his manger.  What reward, what gratitude what sympathy and   affection can I  expect   here?    There   the   prisoner  sits.  Look at him.    Look  at   the   assemblage  around you. Listen to their ill suppressed  censures and their excited   fears  and tell  me where among   my   neighbors   or my  fellow men, where, even   in   his heart, I  can expect to find a sentiment,a thought,  not to say of reward   or   of   acknowledgment, or even of recognition? Gentlemen,  you may think of this evidence what you  please, bring in   what   verdict   you can,  but I asseverate   before   heaven  and you  that, to the best of   my   knowledge   and  belief, the prisoner at the bar does not at  this moment know   why   it   is   that my  shadow falls on you instead of his own."  The gallows   got   its   victim,   but the  post mortem   examination   of   the   poor  creature showed to all   the   surgeons and  to all the   world   that   the   public   was  wrong,   that   William   H.    Seward was  right, and that hard, stony step   of obloquy in the Auburn court-room   was   the  first step of the stairs of fame   up which  he went to the top, or to within one step  of the top, the last denied   him   through  the treachery of American politics. Nothing sublimer was ever seen in an American court-room than William H. Seward,  without reward,   standing   between   the  fury of the populace and   the   loathsome  imbecile. Substitution!  What Kuskln Did.  In the realm of the fine arts there was  as remarkable an instance. A brilliant  but hypercriticised painter, Joseph William Turner, was met by a volley of  abuse from all the art galleries of Europe.  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In defense of this outrageously abused  man,, a young author of 24 years, just  one years out of college, came forth with  his pen and wrote the ablest and most  .famous essays on art that tlie world ever  saw, or ever will see���������John Ruskin's  "Modern Painters." For 17 years this  author fought the battles of the maltreated artist, and after, in .poverty and broken heartedness, the painter had died, and  the public tried to undo their cruelties  toward him by giving him a big funeral  and burial in St. Paul's cathedral, his old  time friend took out of a tin box 19,000  pieces of paper containing drawings by  the old painter, and through many weary  and uncompensated months assorted and  arranged them for public observation.  People say John Ruskin in his old days  is cross, misanthropic and morbid. Whatever he may do that he ought not to do,  and whatever he may. say that he ought  not to say between now and his death,  he will leave this world insolvent as far  as it has any capacity to pay this author's  pen for its chiyalrib and Christian defense  of a poor painter's pencil. John Ruskin  for William Turner. ' Blood < for blood.  Substitution!  What an exalting principle  this which  leads one to suffer for another! Nothing  bo kindles enthusiasm, "or awakens eloquence, or chimes poetic canto, or moves  nations. The principle is the dominant  one in our religion���������Christ, the martyr,  Christ the celestial hero, Christ the de,  fender, Christ*the substitute. No new  principle, for it was., as old as human  nature, but how on a' grander, wider,  higher, deeper and more world resounding scale. " The shepherd boy as a champion for Israel with a, sling toppled the  giant of Philistine braggadocio in the  dust, but here is another David, who, for  all the armies of churches militant and  triumphant, hurls the Goliath of perdition into defeat, the crash of his brazen  armor like an explosion at Hell Gate.  Abraham had at God's command agreed  to sacrifice his son Isaac, and the same  God just in time had provided a ram of  the thicket as a substitute, but here is  another Isaac bound to the altar, and no  hand arrests the sharp edges of laceration  and death, and the universe shivers and  quakes and recoils and groans at the horror.  All good men have for centuries been  trying to tell who this substitute was  like, and every comparison, inspired and  uninspired, evangelistic, prophetic,  apostolic and human, falls short, for  Christ was the Great Unlike. ..Adam a  type of Christ because he came directly  from God, Noah a type of Christ because  he delivered his own family from the  deluge, Melchisedec a type of Christ because he had no predecessor or successor,  Joseph a type of Christ because he was  oast out by his brethren, Moses a type of  Christ because he was a deliverer from  bondage, Samson a type of Christ because  of his strength to slay the lions and carry  off the iron gates of impossibility, Solomon a type of Christ in the affluence of  his dominion, Jonah a type of Christ  because of the stormy sea in which he  threw himself for the rescue of others,  but put together Adam and Noah and  Melchisedec and Joseph and Moses and  Joshua and Samson and Solomon and  Jonah, and they would not make a fragment of a Christ, the half of a Christ or  the millionth part of a   Christ.  What Christ Did.  He forsook a throne and sat down on  his own footstool. He came from the top  of glory to the bottom of humiliation and  changed a circumference seraphic or a  circumference diabolic. Once waited on  by angels, now hissed at by brigands.  From afar and high up he came down;  past meteors swifter than they; by starry  thrones, .himself more lustrous; past  larger worlds to smaller worlds; down  stairs of firmaments, and from cloud to  cloud, and through tree tops and into  the camel's stall, to thrust his shoulders  under our burdens and take the lances of  pain through his vitals, and wrapped  himself in all the agonies which we de-  sere for our misdoings, and stood on the  splitting decks of a foundering vessel  amid the drenching surf of the sea,   and  passed midnights on the mountains  amid wild beasts of prey, and stood at  the point where all earthly and infernal  hostilities charged on him at once with  their keen sabers���������our substitute!  When did attorney ever endure so  much for a pauper client,or physician for  the patient in the lazaretto, or mother  for the child in membranous croup, as  Christ for us, as Christ for you. as Christ  for me? Shall any man or woman or  child in this audience who has ever  suffered for another find it hard to understand this Christly suffering for ns:  Shall those whose sympathies have been  wrung in behalf of the unfortunate  have no appreciation of that one moment  which was lifted out of all the ages n  eternity as'most conspicuous when Chris'  gathered up all the sins of' those to be  redeemed under his one arm' and all his  sorrows'under his other arm and said:  ,"I will atone for these under my right  arm and will heal all those under my left  arm. Strike me with all thy glittering  shafts, O eternal justice! Roll over me  with all thy surges, ye oceans of sorrow!"  And the thunderbolts struck him from  above, and the seas of trouble rolled up  from beneathi hurricane after hurricane,  and cyclone after cyclone, and then there  in presence ,of heaven and earth dud.  hell���������yea, all worlds witnessing���������the  price, the bitter price, ��������� the transcendant  price, the awful price, the glorious, price,  the infinite price, the eternal price, Avas  paid that sets us free. " >~  c "Waterloo.  The most exciting and overpowering  day of one summer was the dayt I spent  on the battlefield of Waterloo. Starting  out with-the morning train from Brussels, we arrived in about an hour on that  famous spot. A son of one who was in the  battle, and who had heard from his father  a thousand times the whole scene recited,  accompanied us over the field. There  stood the old Hougomont chateau, the  walls dented and scratched and broken  and shattered by grapeshot and cannon  ball. There is the well in which 300 dying and dead were pitched. There is the  chapel, with the head of the infant  Christ shot off. There are, the gates at  which for many hour's English and French  armies wrestled. Yonder were, the 160  guns of the English and the 250, guns of  the French.. Yonder the Hanoverian  hussars fled for the woods. Yonder' was  the ravine of Ohain, where the French  cavalry, not knowing there was a hollow  in the ground, rolled over and down,  troop after troop, tumbling into one awful mass of suffering hoof, of kicking  horses against brow ' and breast of captains and.-colonels and private soldiers,  the human and the beastly groan kept  up until, the day after, all was shoveled  nnder because of the malodor arising in  that hot month of June.  "There," said otir guide,'"the highland  regiments lay down on their faces waiting for the moment to spring upon the  foe- In that orchard 2,500 men were cut  to pieces. Here stood Wellington, with  white lips, and up that knoll rode Marshal Ney on his sixth horse, five having  been shot under him. Here the ranks of  the French broke, and Marshal Ney, with  his boot slashed off by a sword, and his hat  off, and his face covered with powder and  blood, tried to rally his troops as he  cried, 'Come and see how a marshal of  France dies on the battlefield!' From  yonder direction Grouchy was expected  for the French re-enforcement, but ��������� he  came not. Around those woods Blucher  was looked ror to re-enforce the English,  and just in time he came up. Yonder is  the field where Napoleon stood, his arms  through the reins of the horse's bridle,  dazed and insane, trying to go back."  Scene from a battle that went on from  25 minutes to 12 o'clock, on the 18th of  June, until 4 o'clock, when the English  seemed defeated, and their commander  cried out: "Boys, can you think of giving way? Remember old England!" and  the tide turned, and at S o'clock in the  evening the man of destiny, who was  called by his troops Old Two Hundred  Thousand, turned away with broken  heart, and the fate of centuries Was decided.  Lion and Lamb.  No wonder a great' mound !ias been  reared there, hundreds of feet high���������a  mound at the expense of millions of dollars and many years rising���������and on the  top is the great Belgian lion of bronze,  and a grand old lion it is. But our great  Waterloo was in Palestine. There came  a day when all hell rode up, led by  Apollyon, and the captain of our salvation confronted them alone. The rider  on the white horse of the Apocalypse going out against the black horse cavalry  of death, and the battalions of the demoniac, and the myrmidons of darkness.  From 12 o'clock at noon to 3 o'clock in  the afternoon the greatest battle of the  universe went on. Eternal destinies were  being decided. All the arrows of hell  pierced our chieftain, and the battleaxes  struck him, until brow and cheek and  shoulder and hand and, foot were incarnadined with oozing life, but he fought on  until he gave ;i final stroke, and the  commander in chief of hell and all his  forces fell back in everlasting ruin, and  the victory is ours. And on the mound  that celebrates the triumph we plant this  day two figures not in bronze or iron or  sculptured marble, but two figures of  living light, the lion of Judah's tribe,  and the lamb that was slain.  Becoming;  Aristocratic.  Odorous Oliver���������Wat's become o' Wandering Will?  Mangy Mike���������Aw, he's too stuok on  his self fer me.  Odorous Oliver���������W'yso?  Mangy Mike���������W'y, las' time I met him  I offered him a snipe, an' he actually had  de nerve ter refuse 'cause it wasn't  swiped on Fift' avenoo.  POVERTY OF THE BLOOD.  A TROUBLE  L1YES  THAT IS MAKING THE  OF THOUSANDS   .  MISERABLE.  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The  pain in my  side from   which I had   sufferd so much,  disappeared, my nerves were strengthened,  my   appetite returned and my whole system seemed   to be   strengthened   and renewed. I am now as well as any member  in the family and   have not known what  sickness was since 1 discontinued the use  of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.  "My gratitude towards this grand  medicine is unbounded and I hope my  statement may be the means of bringing  encouragement and health to some other  sufferer."  The gratifying results following the  use of-Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, in the  case of Miss O'Neil prove that they are  unequalled as a blood builder and nerve  tonic. In the case of young girls who are  pale or shIIoav, listless, troubled with a  fluttering or palpitation of the heart,  weak and easily tired, no time should be  lost in taking a course of Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills, which will speedily enrich  the blood and bring a rosy glow of health  to the cheeks. They are a specific for  troubles peculiar to females, such as suppressions, irregularities and all forms of  weakness. In men they effect a radical  cure in all cases arising from mental  worry, overwork, or excesses of whatever  nature.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold in  boxes (never in loose form by the dozen  or hundred) at 50 cents a box, or six  boxes for $2.50, and may be had of all  druggists or direct by mail from Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Brockville*  Ont.  They Never Fail.���������Mrs. S. M, Bough-  ner, Langton, writes: "For about two  years 1 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. Co*  tiveness, Headache, Piles, etc,} 6nd will  regulate the secretions and waaov������ all  bilious matter. 'v   ^r  "'' ' *  /'"  ���������f '   I  ..  is- G. A. McBain  & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.  riiiwta^MWU&iS  i.  A few weeks ago The News offered to  the pupils who had successfully passed  the examination to a high school, at  Courtenay this year, a certain prize for  the best historical and descriptive article  on Comox District including Union, or  any part or division [hereof, and the Rev.  Jno. A. Logan authorized us to offer in  his name a certain prize for the second  best article. A committee of ladies consisting of Mrs. F. D. Little, Mrs. J.' A.  Logan, Mrs. L. Mounce, Mrs. J.J. Wierf  and Mrs: M.Whitney, was selected to  examine, and pass upon the relative  merits of'the papers submitted--five in  all. ��������� Each manuscript was numbered by  the editor when received, and a corresponding number placed upon the letter  accompanying it. The letters were retained unopened, and the papers handed  to a member of the committee for her  decision, which was in each, case given  independently and without consultation  with any other member. The majority of  opinion awards first prize to article No. 5,  and second prize to article N0.3. Nos. 2  and 4 we're' entitled to prizes in the opinion of some, while others not so deciding  deemed them worthy of favorable mention. The News is so pleased with alt,  the articles, that it will give in just recognition of their merits a third prize for No.  4, a fourth prize for N0.2, and a filth prize  for N0.1: These prizes will be graded  and all the ai tides published, being  deemed worthy.  The presentanon of the prizes will take  place it a public meeting to be held in  the Presbyterian Church on Thursday  evening, August 12th, in honor of the  prize winners, who with their friends, and  the committee of ladies who have kindly  acted as literary critics, and the general  public as well are cordially ��������� invited to  attend. The letters disclosing the names  of the' writers'will not be' opened until  just before the presentation. An attractive program will be presented, consisting of music and speeches. The, contestants are requested to furnish The  News as soon as practicable comparatively late photographs of themselves that  we may have cuts prepared.  Note.���������Rev. Mr. Hicks has kindly  consented to take, charge of the musical  part of the program, and the church  choirs of Union will be massed for the  occasion.  Men's   new styles  in   Hard and  Soft  Hats at Leiser's.  THE   HOSE   TEST.  THE FIRE LADDIES were out in  all their glory last Thursday. The  ceremony of letting the  water  into  the mains had been completed and the  boys gathered in force at the usual signal  about 1 r a. m. at the corner of First street  and Dunsmuir avenue, under Capt.  Grant. There was a big crowd cf interested spectators when the hose was seized  by the "heavyweights" and the word  given to "let her go, Gallagher." The  pressure was not on in full, for it was  feared the "stays" of the hose might give  way; nevertheless a strong stream of  water rose, quickly drenching the elevated roof of Mrs. Davis', two story building  on the northeast corner and sending  volumes of spray on to the roof of the  Waverlv; the hose was lowered towards  the front and along the sidewalk Such  a getting out of the way in short order, is  seldom seen. The men made a dash  which would have ci-eated a storm of  applause in an athletic' tournament, the  small boys, who had not fallen over the  scampering dogs, vanished as if by  magic; but the yelps of the luckless  canines in the way of the fleeing crowd,  and the yells of the drenched youngsters  as they lay sprawling along the sidewalk,  were not more comical than the wild rush  of those not quite so near, but who seemed to think that the spouting hose might  any moment be. pointed their way.  Among those who moved with a gait  which would by no means pass as dignified were pedagogues, ministers, editors,  grave deacons, and magistrates. And  up on the piazza opposite stood A bevy  oi"LADlES laughing !  In the evening the~fire laddies were out  again m force. This time there was  ^pressure enough, for those who handled  the hose !  Some huge stumps and other material  had been kindled into a small fire. It  was burning fiercely when the "boys''  turned on a stream. The fire hissed and  sputtered for a moment in defiance, but  ' was soon quenched by the steady flood  poured upon it.  A stream was thrown  20 feet higher  than the tall   roof of the Waverly block,  and the street   was deluged   with water.  "Let's go to The News' corner" cried j  some one of the boys; the captain assent- j  ed, and about as quick as you could say \  "Jack Robinson" they were down to  Third street, and the hose attached to the  hydrant. Anderson's and THE News'  building were baptized in a flood of  Hamilton Lake water, which would have  quenched any fire in a jiffv.  Next a stream passed up over the  Willard brick block without half trying.  The test was a big success. The Firemen seemed to delight in their work, and  the onlookers were certainly proud of  their fire lacidies. After the exhibition  the boys repaired to the Union Club ,  rooms where,they partook of the hospitalities of the Cumberland & Union  Water-Works Co. The people of Union  slept that night with a new sense of  peaceful security.  Fill your glasses and drink to the  Fire Laddies. And now a tiger���������Hip,  hip, hut rah !   ���������  " Plumbing is now on at Anderson's Metal  Works. Give him a call, and he' will enow  you what he can do, and more too !  LOCALS  There is a case of typhoid fever in   town,  directly traceable to weli-water.  Mr. Matt Piercy and Miss Combe, Union,  were married last Thursday at   the   mause,  Saudwick, by the Rev. Mr. Tait.  Passenger  List.  . The following is a part of the passenger  ist of the City of Nanaimo on its upward  trip Thursday of last week:  ���������   Mrs. Mellardo,   Mr. McKinley������(not the  president), Mrs! Home, the   Misses Walker,    Mrs.    Concioon,   Mrs.   Ployart  of  Comox,   Mrs. Marshall of Bayne   Sound,  Mrs..   Morrs,  Miss.   Nicholls,   Mrs. Edmunds, Mr. J. Sage, Miss Lucas,  J. Tot-  ton, C. Williams, G. Pottery, C. Munn.  LEMON SOCIAL-  At Methodist Church,   Tuesday  evening,"  the 27 ch inst. ���������        ' ,  Ice cream and candj' stalls.  SPLENDID PROGRAMME.  Admission  25   cents,   including   "lemon  pie" and cake.  Received at Willards, a line line of  buggy whips, "raaging from 15 to 25 cents.  The Orange Picnic.  The celebration of the Battle of the  Boyue���������207th���������by the Orangemen of Union,  last week, on. Monday, was a very interest-  inn and successful affair. We could not ������et  the particulars in time for last week's issue,  and gladly give a further notice now.  The majority left here at 9:30 with the  band playing and flags flying. The number which turned out was gratifyitigly  large.  Arrived at Courtenay, they left their  carriages, formed a procession and marched  through the main street. Re-entering  carriages they were soon at McKutcheon'd  Point which is a beautiful plain extending  out into the Gulf, and backed by the forest  clad hilla.  At 12 a. m. a splendid spread was served  by*Mr. H G. Lucas, the Comox baker, ait-r  which the"baud leader led the company in  sinping the National Anthem. Mr. L. C.  Macdonald next introduced aa the "orator  of the day': Rev. J. A.. Logon, who spoke of  this as the year o? celebrations. Hia address was a splendid ��������� effort. Dr. Lawrence  followed in a most interesting address of an  historical nature. Following this, were  pleasant speeches by Mr. Forsythe, and  Judge Abrams. - Mr. Abrams��������� has been a"  member of the order for 30 years.  SPORTS.  PuttiDg heavy; shot.    First   prize   L.   C.  VcDonalc; 2nd, Robe t Gihmre.  Tug of war Nine Orangemen and nine  Outsiders; won by the latter.  Four hundred yard foot race. Beekensell  1; T. White 2nd. . '  Boy's race under twelve. ,W. McPhee 1;  Harry Logan 2nd.  Girls. under twelve. Lilly. Creech 1;  Mira Cliffe 2nd.  Special���������100 yd. dash. H. Watson 1;  Frank Dalby 2.   /  Mounted Marshal, Bro. S. Croech. Parade Marsha1, Bro. Dee.  Bargains in white  and colored  Shirts  at Leiser's '  COL. CROCKER DEAD.  Col. Crocker, Vice-President of the  Southern Pacific Railway Co, and part owner of the Union Colliery Co, died on  Saturday night  Rev. Mr. Logan Beceives ft 0*11.  The Rev. John A. Logan of this towft  has received a flattering call by the congregation at Eburne on Sea Island, near  the City of Vancouver. The salary is  $900.00, a free manse, and four weeks  holiday annualy. , The call has been sustained by the Presbytery. Whether Rev.  Mr. Logan.will accept, we do not know.  If it be his intention to do so, the  announcement will doubtless be first  made by him to his own church.  ���������Wedding   presents.    See  the - stock  (new) of silverware at Leiser's. .  '   A  Clean   Bill.  Dr. Roper, Provincial Veterinary surgeon, has been paying Comox District  and this town an official visit. He visited  all the milk dairies, and dairy cattle and  found them in a satisfactory condition.  ' He remarked that excepting "a very few  cattle wlvch were thin, they appeared to  be well kept and were in good shape, and  that the stock, was now much better than  when he first visited the district. He  was pleased, he said, to find such splendid crops of hay, grain and vegetables.  They were better than he had ever seen  here before, and that was, he thought  saying a good deal.  ���������  Espimalt 81 Nanaimo Rj.  Time   Table   No.   28,  To take effect at 8 a.m.  on Monday  Mar.  29th 1897.    Trains run on Pacitic  ' Standard timo.  GOING NORTH���������Read down.   . I Dally. I Sund'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. m. I r. u.  Wellington       .. I   8.0*  I   4.U)  Ar. Nanaimo      11.4& I   7.2*  Ar. WollinKton  |   12.16 |   7.44  GOING  SOUTH���������Reap up.  '��������� I    A U   \   If.M  I Dailj. 1 Sat. Jt  emad'y-.  Ar. Vicr.orin ., |    12.3* (   &f������  Lv. iNuiiu.mo for Victoria. .* I   8.4������    I   4.S3  Lv, Wellington for Victoria  |   S.15    |   IU  For rates and information apply  at Ooat-  pony's offices,  A. DUNSMUIR.. JOSEPH HVNTBR.  President. Ooal 8������������t  H.K.PRIOR.     ,  G*m. Freight and Paatwagar Aet.  If onr readers have any local news, el la*  toreat, we will be pleased to tnaart smm ift  the local column, if brought to.tha offica.:  "���������6W^x<  ^  si   dress goods./ silksf  ouseii^ etc.  Mens', Ladies'and Children's  Trimmed and   Untrimmed   Straw  Hats.    Children's  Muslin Hats, Bonnets and Capes.     Ladies Underwear, and all kinds of Cotton ho**  sua! full   line   of  ries just to hand.  Victoria  aimo Beep always o(]'..tf.apcf  ���������m  m  w  "i  i  -.A  Ik  1  ������ ',������. ������������������ 1 . j" , Vv**  1 ��������� '*..*������..,, .^ ���������..,  7    '���������.'������������������!


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