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The Weekly News Jul 27, 1897

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 /&&  NO.    245.    UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT,, B. C,    TUESDAY   JULY, 27th,  1897. $2.00 PER    ANNUM.  &^������3������^^&&%s%%^^  ������,/'iWf������'������MM,l������Mi  W  UWJ9.UC������������> K.\*TJi* HHKiW*'*  ^M i  Jv*������������rc*-A-a-a������oA*������u-*'  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.  o  SHIPPING SUPPLIES.  SIZMIOUST   LEISER  K <~.w  ...  -4  !(< Ml  {->*(:������  w  ���������v y>i  u: >���������"���������'  m  m>m ���������&!_ CT ;S3 *f   Wn  ������  L.''  1... "._���������>  *..P O ���������' O       -"���������'i V   "  L.J-       O    I     1   *   *'������   <.  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We  are desirous, particularly, of calling your    attention  to our complete stock of  Stationery ar[d fktjool Books  In this line we will sell as cheaply as any house in  Union..  PRESCRIPTIONS & FAMILY RECEIPTS  CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED . . . ...  A. H. PEACEY & CO. UNION.  Dyke aijd  Arcade, Vancouver,  B. C. Dealers in everything known to music. Agents for all leading pianos, including the  celebrated  arij jpiarjos.  S3T All the latest sougs, etc,  FAIR    WARNING.  We have received a communication relative to the establishment kept on our  main street in bold defiance of the law.  We call upon the authorities to take  action in the matter.  SONG SERVICE  There will be a Special Song Service in  the Presbyterian Church on Sabbath evening. The subject is an Illustration of  Pilgrims Progress with appropriate inu-  S'c, arranged wiLh adapted consecutive  readings.  The choir has lately much improved;  and many, we feel sure, will be surprised  as well as delighted with the service.  Jjatest by Wire  One Etindred. Men at Si. Michael's  Loaded With Gold;���������Want to  Come Home and Spend it;���������  Coal Oil Cans Full of it!���������Dozens Leaving* Nanaimo���������People  of Wellington Would Go if  They haa the Needful���������New-  Steamer to go en the Route-  Turkey on her Knees���������Nanaimo Fires.  Nanaimo Fires.  Nanaimo, B. C, July 24.���������The fine residence of Atfam Thompson, City Clerk,   was  burned to the ground last night. This ia  the third time the house has been on fire  this week. It's supposed the first fire was  not put out, aud has smouldered. Total loss;  fully insured.  Another tire oceiirred the same nioruing.  This time ifc was th"- residence of Constable  Geo. Thompson. The building was badly  damaged; fully insured.  ' Alaskan Routs Steamer.  Victoria, B. C, July 23.���������It's understood  the C.P.N. Co., will place the Islander per-  maj.'oui-ly on the Alaska route, and build a  flat bovfcom btea:ner"to run on the Yukon.  Turkey Complies.  Constantinople, July 22.���������The Sultan h; a  issued au   Irade sanctioning   the   rectification of frontier question in accordance  with  the wishes of the Powers*.  Windsor. Housb Bobbkey.  Nanaimo, hi, C. 23.���������The Chinese servant  of rhe W-jr.cUor House was b?ought up in  the Pohcrt Court yesreid,ly iviorr.ing on suspicion of iuiving s col it. ������300 from the house;  wa- allowed ou' on ha.il, bonds being given  t ��������� the a.nour.L1/*'' '������700.    .  Good Piio-.viNO.  N^iahn", B C, July 2-1 ���������T!'������? mill Itwt  of f.v.j fcc>r.i* of *'*-.-* f.-0'.i (.'iii -."k.ii/'.-.'ri.i . Coi.-  S"lula eJ, it-d'tZi-'d %2'2r).  KLo.ciuii*-: ijoiP F-evtsu.  T-TiiMini", B.C. Jn!y 2-t ���������Th'j K\o:u-^f.  goifi j-jiCit--. .i.iiii! J:t--tc. n< jw-.acii'.';:'.ij 'ri'in-ti-  douti. J'le.'il- A)*'.- I'.'.*������������������'���������.'���������.: to>-. ii l>. th������ '.i<-::-  ���������t!5. A'l .'.ho r> pi>r:a (.1 t,:te i'ou'iS'-'/s ii-.-ii-  ���������Di-.-ss h-ivti ItcTi cur.ii.'n (d. ".'li^.t; lie at>  l"-*bt ii, hi.!n{n.'u ri;i m ar H". J-Jiolia^l't' WiiH-  iii^; f.'u* mxr, &-ica>-.er   r<ir   ilie   ^f<m.d     T'-t  ! OulVsl  tif +. lie 151  'uitvr wi If.ttet   ^lllOOO.       One  ni .'.a writ'-.1, "I oii'v five S-t..iiioii coal oiJ  iritis fml ui golf1 du.-t, .s*;t..--ed 1:1 a cabin, !>:-  i'.ij.* the resui!/ of the work of tivo men laba  winter." It is further atat-.-d thas "they  had only work'-d half of fche;r claim. ���������' Evr-  rj'available si earner is being ^rcs^ed into  service ou tho Yukon.  Wsllisgto:* Has it Bad.  Wellington, B.C.���������The Klondike fever  has struck the tuwu hard. Several have already started. Quite a number will leave  next week, and a much greater number  would leave the week after, bufc they are  not in a position to.beg, borrow, or get the  needed ������500 for passage money.  ���������For Vegetable and Flower Seeds, go  to the UNION STORE.  UNION SHIPPING.  Jnly 2l8t,  steamer   Nell   called   in   and  took 73 tons of coal for fuel.  The Tepic and scow on the 21st, took  217 tons of coal for the railway and 1.78  tons of coke for Trail.  On the 22nd, the steamer Maude left with  143 tons of coal for the C. P. N. Co., Victoria.  The Tepic on the 23rd, took 218   tons   of  coal for tho   Sugar   Refinery,    Vancouver  and 183 tons of coke for Trail.  The Danube on the 25th, called for 66  tons of coal for fuel.  The Florida is in, and the G-lory of the  Seas on her way up  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leiser's.  Justly Indignant.  The Druids' Excursion, which was 'billed'  to come here, got switched off to Vancouver  last Saturday. The local Grove of Druids  here had made very elaborate preparations  to receive their brethern, and a splendid  banquet had been contracted for. All this  had to be cancelled: and some expense and  much trouble would have been saved if  timely notice had been given. After arrangements had hc.-in made they should not  haveboeu departed from.  XCbeue mil be &xrti% an& Jce  Cream staiibs at tbe 5Leinoa  HMe Social to^niQhl ������rices  reasonable.  General Merchants and Butchers,  UNION and OOURTEN Y, B.  PRIZE    AWARD  ENTERTAINMENT.  THE ENTERTAINMENT ai which  the prizes offered by The News, and  supplemented by the Rev. John A. Logan,  and later by Mr. T. D. McLean, wiil be  publicly awarded, will take place at the  Presbyterian Church, Thursday evening  August 12th.  A program of unusual interest, will be  provided.  The Church Choirs will be massed for  the occassion. Rev. W. Hicks will be the  Musical Director, and Mrs. Ed." McKim  Organist.  The following gentlemen are expected  to deliver addresses: Rev. John A.  Logan, Rev. A. Tait, Principal Bennett of the Union School, Mr. J. A. Halli-  day, teacher, at Grantham, Mr. Landells,  teacher of Courtenay School, Rev. J. X.  Willemar, and M. Whitney, editor of Tie  News.  Everybody cordially invited. No  charge, for admission. Doors open at  7:jo p.m.  NOTE.���������Originally but two prizes were  oiiered. Tiie first by The News for the  hz:-\. historical and abcripiive article on  Ov-nox District, in-Jucliiig Union, or any  division thereof, and the second by Rev.  I. A. Logan for second best article. The  c 'i.tsc uas confined to pupils who suc-  'v.!-.iuiiy -.-a^ed t.ie last examination at  Coarte-.i.iy lor a high school. The Com-  nii'iee of IL'S la-ties passed upon the  in-.:its of the .ii*L.<_ies. each one acting  independently of and without consulting  'iie others. As ail the articles were  meritorious, and as tastes differ, it was  to be expected, as in fact happened,  that opinions were not uniform. The  majority oi opinion has been followed in  grading the prizes; but in order to give  effect to all the views expressed, and our  appreciation of their merit, three additional prizes will be presented. They will  be apportioned in value, No. I being the  greatest, No.2, next, etc.  First Prize by The News���������-'"Queen's  of England," two volumes,, illustrated  with 19 steel portraits.  Second Prize by Rev. J. A. Logan���������  ''Audubon, the Naturalist," "Young Folks'  Scottish Tales," "Mary Queen of Scots,"  and "Queen Victoria," four volumes.  Third Prize by Mr. T. D McLean.���������  "Peotical Works of Longfellow," one  volume, illustrated.  Fourth Prize by The News���������"History of English Literatuie," one volume.  Fifth Prize by The News.���������"Cow-  pers Poems," one volume, illustrated.  Men's new styles in Hard and Soft  Hats at Leisei's.  TRIP I2T THE GOTJtfTBY.  ^JOTHING  is more  delightful  at  this  jjj season of the year than a trip into the  country. The Comox valley is at its  loveliest. As you come out from the  woods on the Union road the broad expanse of valley spreads out to view like a  panorama of marvelous beauty. The  farms of Thos. Cairns, Bryan Crawford,  A. Urquhart, Wm. Lewis, and the  Duncans' are taken in with one sweeping  glance. Last week the work of cutting  the grass, and gathering in the hay was  at its height. Many of the hay fields  were thickly studded with cocks, showing  richness of soil, and without doubt, paying a deserved compliment to a season  most favorable to an rivmns'tv of *:���������-������������������������������������>  not only of gras?, but gn.i;i, veg-*t.i;>i;. ���������  and fruits.  In some fields th -y \>  hay, in others rid ng h%.  easy seat above the r:-  behind a pair of horse-��������� *���������*���������  best of koep An m-.p.-j'i>n of c;-).ne  gardens was made from a nearer point of  -n "  surely upsa '"'  .-o;r:ng kivve-,  hidi sho *-e I the  view.    Mason's,  and   McCann's   in  the  village were prolific of vegetables.  Up the road a half mile we came to  Rev. Mr. Wiliemar's. What a profusion  of flowers! And then the fruit trees!  The latter were propped up, they were so  heavily laden. There were apples and  pears in abundance. And the raspberries were mouth-watering: had not ripened fast but slowly, growing large and  juicy. Here as elsewhere there was no  end of vegetables.  We turned and rode up the hill to  Mundell's. ' What a delightful place !  The view of valley and mountain is unsurpassed* and" the bracing air from the  gulf made us feel young again. His  place is not large, but is a line example  of much in a little. It is well and intelligently kept,"and vegetables, fruits and  flowers seemed to respond with their  best. The trees were bending under  their load. And they were in such variety!  It was here we secured a few pounds of  good Presbyterian raspberries, first testing them. With these and rich cream,  fine scone, and oat-meal wafers, we  enjoyed a luncheon which made us feel  if we could not be Scotch ourselves, we  knew how to appreciate Scotch hospitality.  A ride up by Halliday's, out beyond  Uncle George's, and down through the  woods by( Bridges' splendid farm brought  us to the Middle Prairie road, from which  point we reluctantly turned ��������� our horse's  head toward Caurtenay. We did not  fail to notice as;we passed, the old house  of the Bailey farm, looking handsome in  its ncu-ly windowed, doored, and painted  condition, with the fields croppy and  orderly; yard and fences spruced up as if  expectiiii- visitors.  We were soon passing the home of the  author of "Rural Rhymes;" rested ourselves at the fine hostelry of A.H. McCal-  lum, and then slowly rode up through the  "Avenue of Pines," to Cumberland���������"city  soon to be."  FOR SALE.���������Five acres of land within 10 minutes walk of Comox wharf. Price  $225.    Apply to R. WlLCOX, Comox.  Tlie Suicide's Route.  A Chinaman of Chinatown lest his pile  gambling Saturday night, Sunday morning took a heavy dose of poison. At  12:30 Sunday night ne finished his  career.  Why  are the   Chinese  allowed  to sell  opium and poisons ?    They are not pharmacists;   neither   do they   put it   up   in  bottles with the ominous sign of the cross-  bones upon it.  Str. CITY of NAUTAIMO  Passenger List.  July 21st.  Mr. Puetz, T. Campbell, Mr. Gough,  Miss Davie, Miss E. Davie, Mrs. A. Walker, R. E. McDonald, Mrs. 13. West-  wood, Susan Doby, Ira Westwood, Miss  Dick, W. Stevens, Hashine, Mrs. Larsen  Mrs. G. Hauck, Mrs. White, H. Bennett,  C. W. Price, Mr. Steward, Mrs. Frew,  Mrs. O'Brien, H. Mitchell, L. Stofells,  Mrs. Parks, M. McPhee, Mrs. McMillan,  Mary Haymond, Miss Piercey, Doney, J  Norton, Miss Smith, G. fclauck, Mr. and  Mrs. Mellardo, W. Larsew.  dMMUK*  I ��������� miKMIIBII ��������� Kll MMIIIBIIIMIil   I 111 I III IH^H^mM^M  Awarded  Highest lienors���������World's Fair,  GoM AiedaB, Midwinter Fair.  ���������!'-.������������������, . -v - ;'''���������:���������;��������� fjy V%$  w-  ��������� ��������� '��������� ���������.  A Piire Ckapf  a���������.;::;:! of Tarter Powder.  40 YEAJIS THE STANDARD.  V- SJuVJ-iw^crt.- &miriri*rt*n  i.  G. A. McBain  & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.  HP DR, I Z IE  CONTEST.  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 thereof, 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. Wier  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 N 0.3. Nos. 2  and 4 were'entitled to prizes in the opinion of some, while others hot 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 fifth prize  for No. 1. These prizes' will be graded  and-all the aiticles published, being  . deemed worthy.  The presenta-ion 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 ol 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  Hals 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 aiid the  boys gathered in force at the usual signal  about na. 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 "heavy-weights" 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 created a storm of  applause m 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  OF LADIES laughing 1  In the evening the fire laddies were out  again in force. This time there was  ���������pressure enough, for those who handled  the hose 1  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  some one of the boys; the captain assent  ed, and about as quick as you could jay  "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 ajiffv.  Next a stream passed up over. the  Willard brick block without half trying.  The test was a big success. The Fire- *  men seemed to delight in their work, and  the onlookers were certainly proud of  their fire laddies. 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, huirah !  Plumbing is now on at Anderson's Metal  Works. Give him a call, and he will bIiow  you what he can do, and more too !  LEMON SOCIAL.  At Methodist Church,   Tuesday  evening,  the 27th iust.  Ice cream and candy stalls.  SPLENDID PROGRAMME.  Admission  25   cents,   including   "lemon  pie" and cake.  ���������    Received at Willards, a line Hue of  buggy wnips, ranging from 15 to 25 cents.  LOCALS  There is a case of typhoid fever in town,  directly traceable to well-water.  Mr. Matt Piercy and Miss Combe, Union,  were married last Thursday at the manse,  Sandwick, 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"(ru>t 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. Tol-  ton, C. Williams, G. Pottery, C. Munn.  Th.6 Orange Picnic.  The celebration' of the Battle of the  33'iyi-e���������207th���������by the Orangemen of Union,  last week, 'on Monday, was a very interesting and successful affair. We could not get  the particulars in time for last week's issue,  and gladly give a further notice now.  The mojority left here at 9:30 with the  band playing and flags flying. The number which turnad out was gratifvingly  large.  Arrived at Courtenay, the}* left their  carriages, formed a procession and marched  through the mam street. Re-entering  carriages they were soon at McKutcheon'a  Point which is a beautiful plain extending  out into the Gulf, and backed by the forest  clad hills.  At 12 a. in. a splendid spread was< served  by Mr. H. C. Lucas, the Comox baker, ait-r  which the baud leader led the .company iu  singing the National Anthem., Mr. L. C.  Macdonald next introduced as the "orat'or  of the day,: Rev. J. A. Logan, who spoke of  this as the year o* celebrations. His ad-  dross 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 AbraniH. Mr. Abrams has been a  meuilier of the order for 30 >ears.  SPORTS. '  Putting heavy shot.    First   prize   L.   C.  i'cOonalc; 2nd, Robe t Gilomre.  Tug of war Nine Orangemen, and nine  Outsiders; won by the latter.  Four hundred yard foot race. Beckensell  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 Dal by 2.    ,'  Mounted Marshal, Bro. S. Croech. Parade Marsha1, Bro. Dee.  Rev. Mr. Logan Receives ������ 0*11.  The Rev. John A. Logan of this town  has received a flattering call ��������� bjr 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.  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  -���������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.  Pie remarked that excepting a very few  cattle wh'ch were thin, they appeared to  be well kept and were in good shape, and  thai 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, gram and vegetables.  They were better than he had ever seen  here before, and that was, he thought  saying a good deal.  Esquimalt & Nanaimo Hj.  Time   Table, No.   28,  To take effect at 8, a.m.  on Monday  Mar.  29th 1897.    Trains run on Paeilic  Standard time.  GOING NORTH���������Read down.  ___   1 Pally. I Sandy  Lv. Victoria for Nanuimo and \ a. m. | p. M.  Wellington   |   8.0*  I   4.U)  A r. Nanaimo  |   11.4ft I   l.M  Ar. VVollinKton....'  !   12.15 I   l.iS  GOING  SOUTH���������Rea������ UP.  Ar. Viemrin   Lv. iNunu.uiy for Victoria. ..  Lv, Wellington for Victoria  I    AH   I   KM  1 -"-������  18  8.40  8.14  4.1*  For rates and information apply 'at 0*m-  pony'a offices,  A. DUNSM UIK, JOSEPH HVNTBR.  President. Oral 8������*-*  H.K. PRIOR.  Gfin. Freight and PaMvBgar Act...  If our readers have any local newt of la*  torest. we will be pleased to insert 1*1-1it  i*h  the local column, if brought to, th* offioa.:  a   a  b  B*-**ra!-a5*---a^^  Cr  iii II nave a ie  ^oods  XSTXSttXXOCXXCmmWLMLJZ*^- KttXtSKia  r^rg������^-������TT^rT~������r-m^Ti������-i*rm������Fii������iyifLr^^  ods, silks.  es  ;   .x :���������������  Mens', Ladies' and Children's  Trimmed and   Untrimmed   Straw   Hats.     Children's  Muslin Hats, Bonnets and Capes.     Ladies' Underwear, and all kinds of Cotton hofe  of  ri-es  line  to hand.  Victoria  arjaimo Beep always 017 tjanri.  %  ���������A  n  I  m  m  !  ���������'���������'���������    ���������,-   .'.y.-\  '��������� -   'I ;':--i:  'r *���������������  t,'i.  m 1SSI  ������1 f!  NO.    245.    UNIONS   COMOX    DISTRICT, B. C,    TUESDAY   JULY, 27th,  1897. $2.00 ?ER    ANNUM.  ^53^:^-^^  j������vt^,of-''������iri^t*i'A^.������i*;'������'*i't-"������"V."i>i  ,^-������.W.H>.'*Trcif UJ������������ Mlf  ill 111w  For the choicest meats we are head quarters.  If you have not tried our noted sausages,  bologna and head cheese, you should do  so at once. Fresh vegetaBles, egg's and  butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  V; /.SHIFPING S APPLIES.; v^^ ���������  If  vv^)  r:>;.ilfiiJLl.i.lf^ ^       g   tab    ol'f-dL     |^/.i.iC^^  'l.'J  ���������*/���������'     7.^  || |  '���������"���������'-it   *"\  ���������'$  .-. #*.:������..*...  "*.*������ii^ai*-M ���������  ��������� ��������� .^'3.- -*.iri^4������  ���������rm-U  ���������VI  MA  ������,y *.  <'t:."'  Ti^.E Undersigned .having Purchased  'lllfiP'Siif I  ������  <  - ik  business  here, beg to inform the public  that they are pr  pared to   supply���������-   MwmaMauaiU-lBUU^  U  Pure Drugs & Druggist Sundries  as cheaply as they  can be procured from any house in  British Columbia.     A full line of���������^^xxaamzsm*.  *  -* *  eaicii^es  always kept on hand.  We  are desirous, particularly, of calling your    attention  to our complete stock of  Stationery aqd 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.  FAIR    WAHNING-.  We have received a communication relative to the establishment kept on our  main street in bold defiance of the law.  We call upon the authorities to take  action in the matter.  jjatest by, Wire;  One Ktmdre.cL Men at St. Michael's  Loaded With. Gold;���������Want to  Come Home and Spend it;���������  Cqal Oil Cans Full of it!���������"Dozens Leaving* Nanaimo���������People  of Wellington Would Go if  They had the Needful���������-New'  Steamer to go on the Route���������  Turkey on her Knees���������Nanaimo Fires.      n  Naxaimo -Fires.. .-,.'.������  Nanaimo, B. 0., July 24.���������The fine residence of Adam Thompson, City Clerk, was  burned to the ground last night. This is  the third time the house'has been on fire.;*  ���������'this'week. It's supposed the first fire 'was  not put Gut, aud has smouldered. Total loss;  fully insured,     ��������� '"'.-..'.,'..:  Another h're occurred tlie same morning.  This time it was the residence of Constable  Geo. Thompson, The building was , badly  damaged; fullynnsured. : ,,"���������',;  ���������  Alaskan Route Steamer.  Victoria, B. &7, July, 23. ���������It's understood  the C.P.N. Co., will place the Islander .per-  ma.i.iearJy on the Alaska route, and  build' a  iki-bottom steamer to run on the Yukon.  ������������������������������������   Turkey Complies.  .Constantinople; July 22.-T-The Sultan h;:s  issued ab Irade sanctioning the rectification of frontier'qnestio'a ia accordance with  the wishes of the .Powers.'  Windsor Rouse Eobbkry. ,'..'  Nanaimo, B. C. 23.��������� The Chinese servant  of the Wiis'cl-ior House- was brought up iii  the Police Court.'yea tardily .lKorning on suspicion of ���������bti.vin'g scoler. ������300 from-the'house;,  was -allowed ou*;ou ln������,i], bonds beiug given  t i'Lhe a.tiourit ;>'*. ;?700.  .     . ��������� '������������������';���������  :'Gop'p.-j^noSyiNn;' .   '���������'"-'���������  Nanaimo, E 0., July 24 ���������T^e mill: test  'of r--.-t.-ii- tynf of cr-?--f r.o-iw ,: L'-Aii,������������������������������������AiUfarii-if..'.Cv-ii--  St'iida-.ou, r������j*!������zi-;d's'220. .���������.  JVLO.N'DIKK   wOI/D -'FEVKIf..  Nar.ainws :B.C. JJuly : 24.���������The -KibridilcH  tjoifl cj-cr.-. ucui. j-.tic it< sniK'ei-r.U'.^ ;i'i'uv ii-  lioud. J-'t:'>vl-' ;'!-!"-'! I'-'avn-i- tovvji.b. th������-d'-K-  f.us. AH tl)f r<-.por'a <:f tbe .(if.u'i'ci'v'.s iich-  uess 'ha'-ti been (.'fjniirn-.i ii. Ti;ii'uure ar.  b-rtyt u, hundred men at S*. Midiarl's wait-  " i������K for lux*; ste'ini.er i"i*. i-he -S'Mi.'id T'n-.  } oor.-sst uf t'tietn b&ve ������t b-Hhi' ������.2000. One  m-.u writ'-.;, "I saw live u-^ailoii coal oil  i'aus fail <,i gold dust, stored in a cabiti, Swing the result of tbe work of two men last  winter." It is further stated that "they  had only worked half of their claim.'' Every available steamer is being pressed inlo  service on tho Yukon.'  W-sllisgto:* Has it Bad.  Wellizsgton, B.C.���������The Klondike fever  has struck the tuwa hard. Several have already started. Quite a number will leave  next week, and a much greater number  would leave the week after, but' they are  not in a position to beg, borrow, or get the  needed ������500 .for passage money.  UN  General Merchants and Butchers,  ION and COURTEN Y, -       -       - B.  PRIZE    A WARD  ".      -' *       '   '  ;  ENTERTAIMiVlENT.  rs-*-  ���������For Vegetable and Flower Seeds, go  to the UNION.STORE.  Arcade, Vancouver,  B. C. Dealers in everything known to music. Agents for all leading pianos, including the  celebrated  ssr All the latest soegs, etc,  SONG SERVICE  There will be a Special Song- Service in  the Presbyterian Church on Sabbath evening. The subject is an Illustration of  Pilgrims Progress with appropriate mu-  s;c, arranged with adapted consecutive  readings.  The choir has lately  much   improved;  UNION SHIPPING.  Jnly 21st, steamer Nell called in and  took 73 tons of coal for fuel.  The Teptc and scow on the 21st, took  217 tons of coal for the railway and 178  tons of coke for Trail.  On the 22ud, the steamer Maude left with  143 tons of coal for tlie C. P. N. Co., Victoria  The Te������>ic on the 23rd, took 218 tons of  coal for the Sugar Refinery, Vancouver  and 183 tons of coke for Trail.  The Danube on the 25th, called for 66  tons of coal for fuel.  The Florida is in, and the Glory of tho  Seas on her way up  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leiser's.  and many, we feel sure,   will be surprised ��������� ������  as well as delighted with th* sftrvir������. teaSOtiaDlCt  Justly Indignant.  The Druids' Excursion, which was 'billed'  to come here, got switched off to Vancouver  last Saturday. The local Grove of Druids  here had made very elaborate preparations  to receive their brethern, and a splendid  banquet had been contracted for. All this  had to bs cancelled: and some expense and  much trouble would have been saved if  timely notice, had been given. ^After ar-  ranpeinouts Lv.-.-' bc-^n made they should i������ot  have been departcc! from.  tCbeix will be Canty an& ?fcc  dream stanbs at tbe %zmon  HMe   Social   to-nUjhl   {prices  1 HE ENTERTAINMENT at which  the prizes offered by The News, .ind  supplemented by the Rev. John A. Logan,,  and later by Mr. T.-'.-D. McLean, yviil be  publicly awarded, will' fake place at, the  Presbyterian Church, Thursday evening'  . Augusti'2th. .'7-  '','."���������     ���������  A program of unusual interest will be  provided.    . -... ��������� .   '      .  The Church Choirs will be massed for  the occassion. Rev. W. Hicks will be the  Musical.Director, and Mrs. Ed.* McKim  Organist.  The following gentlemen are expected'  to deliver addresses: Rev. John A.  'Logan, Rev. A. Tait, Principal Bennett of the Union School, Mr. J. A. Halli-  day, teacher 'at Grantham, Mr. Landells,  teacher of Courtenay School,; Rev. J. X.  Willemar, and M. Whitney, editor of T^le  News.-' . '.'.���������'' V '  Everybody cordially invited. No  charge- for- admission. -'-' Doors open ��������� at  7:30 p.m.::    ' -7''77'7.:.7, 7;?:7  Note.���������Originally but two prizes were  offered. The first* by The News for the  best hist^rioal aad discriptiye .article on  ConvokDistrict, including Union, or .any'  division thereof, and the second by Rev.  f. A. Logan for second/best article. The  '���������������������������'���������!*.*-est was   confined to   pupilsAvho   sue-  .1  'vsr.l'uby p.ib^ed i;ie lasc examination at  Courtenay for a high school. The Coni-  m*.:i.ee of live ladies passed upon the  m\..:its of ihe articles, each one acting  independently of and without consulting  ���������ne others. As all the articles were  meritorious, and as tastes differ, it was  to be expected, as in fact happened,  that opinions were not uniform. ' The  majority ol' opinion has been followed in  grading the prizes* but in order to give  effect to.all the views.expreased, and our  appreciation of their merit,, three additional prizes will be presented. They will  be apportioned in value, No.i being the  greatest, N0.2, next, etc.  First Prize by The News���������'���������Queen's  of England," two volumes, illustrated  with 19 steel portraits.  Second Prize by Rev. J. A. Logan���������  ''Audubon, the Naturalist,'*' "Young Folks'  Scottish Tales," "Mary Queen of Scots,"  and "Queen Victoria," four volumes.  Third Prize by Mr. T. D McLean.���������  "Peotical Works of Longfellow," one  volume, illustrated.  Fourth Prize by The News���������"History of English Literature," one volume.  Fifth Prize by The News.���������"Cow-  pers Poems," one volume, illustrated.  Men's new styles in Hard and Soft  Hats at Leisei's.  as well as delighted with the service  TBIP IN" THE COTJAJTB-Y.  "WTOTHING is more delightful at this  ifl season of the year than a trip into the  country. The Comox valley is at its  loveliest. As you come out from the  woods on the Union road the broad expanse of valley spreads out to view like a  panorama of marvelous beauty. The  farms of Thos. Cairns, Bryan Crawford,  A. Urquhart, Win. Lewis, and the  Duncans' are taken in with one sweeping  glance. Last week the work of cutting  the grass, and gathering in the hay was  at its height. Many of the h.iy fields  were thickly studded with cocks, showing  richness of soil, and without doubt, paying a deserved compliment to a season  most favorable to   an i i-vrmis'ly r.' -- ��������� v  not only of grass, but   .  and fruits.  In so'iu:   fi *'ils   th -.*  hay, in others   rid n j,    !���������  easy  so it above   the   r  behind a pair of horse; '  ,r>K  1  ���������j  ���������������������������'!V    i-l L ";'U i    ' 11 '  .-oivn ���������     kn vr>,  hich sho ���������������������������>> 1 tin;  kjcp  An   m ;p x'lia  01  r  i.n-'.  view.    Mason's,   and   McCann's    in  the  village were proline of vegetables.  Up  the  road a half mile we  came to  Rev. Mr.   Wiilemar's.    What a profusion  of flower.s !    .And   then   the   fruit- trees !  The latter were propped up, they were so  heavily laden.... There   were  apples  and  pears in abundance.    And   the  raspber-r  ries were 'mouth-watering: had not- ripened  fast -but  s!o\vJ\y growing   large  and  juicy.    Here as  elsewhere   there   was no  end of vegetables.'   :-.'.,  ;,We   turned   and  rode   up   the hill   to  MundeH's.  . What    a delightful    place !  The view of valley  and  mountain is unsurpassed; and  the bracing air from the  gulf   made   us  feel   young   again.    His  place is   not large,   but is a line  example  of much in a little.    It is well and intelligently   kept,   and vegetables, fruits   and  flowers   seemed to   respond   with   their  fbest.    The   trees    were    bending  under  their load.  And they were in such variety 1  It was here we secured   a few  pounds of  good "Presbyterian"., raspberries,  first testing them." ���������'" With these  and   rich   cream,  fine  scone,   and   oat-meal    wafers,     we  enjoyed a luncheon   which   made us   feel  if we could' not be Scotch   ourselves, we  knew   how  to appreciate   Scotch   hospitality.'-^    ' "''*   '  A ride up by Halliday's, out beyond  Uncle George's, aiid clown through the  woods by Bridges' splendid farm brought  us to the Middle Prairie road, from which  point we reluctihtiy' turned our horse's  head toward Ccsurtenay. We did. not  fail to notice as we passed, the old house  of the Bailey farm, looking handsome in  it's newly windowed, doored, and painted  condition, with the fields croppy and  orderly; yard and fences spruced up as if  expecting visitors.  We were soon passing the home of the  author of ���������''Rural Rhymes*" rested ourselves at the fine hostelry of A.H. McCal-  lum. and then slowly rode up through the  ���������'Avenue of Pines," to Cumberland���������"city  soon to be."  FOR SALE.���������Five acres of land within 10 minutes walk of Comox wharf. Price  $225.   Apply to R. Wilcox, Comox.  Tlie Suicide's Route.  '*  A Chinaman of Chinatown lost his pile  gambling Saturday night, Sunday morning took a heavy dose of poison. At  12:30 Sunday night ne finished his  career.  Why are the   Chinese  allowed   to sell  opium and poisons?    They are not pharmacists;   neither   do they    put it   up   in  bottles with the ominous sign of the cross-  bones upon it.  Str. CITY of NAjSTAIMO  i-asaeng-er .List.  July 21st.  Mr. Puetz, T. Campbell, Mr. Gough,  Miss Davie, Miss E. Davie, Mrs. A. Walker, R. E. McDonald, Mrs. Ii. West-  wood, Susan Doby, Ira Westwood, Miss  Dick, W. Stevens, Hashine, Mts. Larsen  Mrs. &. Hauck, Mrs. White, H. Bennett,  C. VV. Price, Mr. Steward, Mrs. Frew,  Mrs. O'Brien, H. Mitchell, L. Stofells,  Mrs. Parks, M. McPhee, Mrs. McMillan,  Mary Haymond, Miss Piercey, Doney, J  Norton, Miss Smith, G. Hauck, Mr. and  Mrs. Mellardo, W. Larsew.  Highest Kcnors���������World's Fair,  Gold Meds>2, Midwinter Fair.  ������F������*F������> o  ->"~  ''~'"-^ *5*f ?S1&  gardens was made from a nearer point 0.'  ������7m  %&  '^y v 7  A Pare 0ra?>: Cf^w  ai3l3i*i������  aria? Powder.  7uvJDARD*  l X; ... .-.i'l-fVC^  :^!.Wc^st������/.ia^-...-J*  ������.     ,      \ '- f      ,:���������.,������������������- . &��������� -"--.  , ��������� *,i5.^������.4'*  .V'-, J v-'    ^'"%i'%%%���������'%'%���������%- 4-y-^'m '���������������������������mi- 'b'-*i  ���������    ������������������������������������-"������������������ 4"?*-"4r.-:* V*i ������������������**: *&  'v-|:''%;;     "V.  Subscribers who do not receive their -pajK r re<r-  alarly -will --please notify us at once.  Apply at the office for. ftdvertisui*z rates.  THE NEWS.  UNION, -B.-.-0.  ;The TTeek's Commercial  Summary.  .The-world's visible sup-ply of wheat  decreased '4,000,000 bushels last-week.  Fifty failures are reported for last  week, being nine less than in the previous week.  - , Choice securities are firmer in Canada.  There has been a good demand of late  for bank shares.  Eggs are very;., low afc this season of the  year. Case lots of fresh at Toronto bring  only lie. per dozen.  ��������� Bran In Ontario is very scarce, owing  to jnany -mills running only part time.  At outside points- %12: per, ton has been  paid.  The stock cf wheat at Toronto amounts  to SOS,-107, bushels as against 190,844  bushels last week^ and 31,889 bushels a  year ago.  The Russian'wheat crop of 1SD6 is now  reported at 387,648,000 bushels against  3S8,112,000 bushels in 1895-and 464,312,-  000 bushels in 1894'. .  The stocks of wheat at Port Arthur and  Port William are 2^874,000 bushels, a  slight increase for the week. , A year ago  the amount was 3,372,000 bushels.,  There have been liberal purchases of  grains of late for export to Europe but  the proportion of wheat shipments is comparatively small..!;. The;-corn market has  been stronger than that for wheat for  the past few days.     ,    ;   ,, ,  The visible supply Of wheat in the  United States and Canada decreased 1,-  819,000 bushels last week, and the total  is now only 41,449.000 bushels as against  62,123,000 bushels a, year ago. The  amount afloat to Europe decreased 1,200,-  000 bushels last week, and the total  is 20,080,000 bushels as against . 28,960,-  000 bushels a year ago.. Together the  amount in sight is 61,529,000-bushels as  against 91,OSS,000 bushels a year ago, a  decrease of 29,554,000.  Here and There.  SUBMERGED HAVRE.  PROMISING  BY  VILLAGE    DESTROYED  LAKE   ERIE.  "Procrastination cuts its ice in summer.  The higher you  gets.-  go in life the colder it  A sealskin sacque may cover a mighty  cold heart.  The sheriff clerks for those who do not  advertise.  Solids banks are not based  solutions. ��������� ���������  on good re-  It is better to have your  than your credit.  socks   darned  Those who crown  will walk thereon.  others   with  thorns  Happiness is seldom knocked down  the highest bidder.  to  A shabby bonnet may cover more faith  than a cathedral's roof.  The mistakes   of   charity  those of avarice crimes.  are virtues;  It does not follow that  are marked down dealers  because  :ire  .going  goods  up.  There may be more help in a loaf of  bread than in a hundred dollar subscription.  If you want to find the bargain counter, ask for the place where folks go  broke.  There are more public men 'who would  like to have a law requiring newspapers  to print their portraits than there are  who want a law prohibiting newspapers  from doing so.  There never was, and never will   be,   a  universal panacea, in one remedy, for all  ills to which flesh is heir���������the very nature  of many curatives  being such that   were  the germs of other and differently seated  diseases   rooted   in    the   system    of    the  patient���������what would   relieve . one  ill   in  turn   would   aggravate   the   other.     We  have, however,   in Quinine   Wine,   when  obtainable    in     a    sound    unadulterated  state, a remedy for'many and grevious ills.  By its   gradual   and   judicious   use,   the  frailest systems are led into convalescence  and strength, by the influence which Quinine exerts ou Nature's own   restoratives.  It relieves the  drooping spirits   of   those  with whom a chronic stare of morbid despondency and lack of interest in   life is   a  disease, and. by irancjuilizing the nerves,  disposes to sound  and refreshing   sleep���������  imparts vigor to the action   of the   blood,  which, being .stimulated, courses throughout the veins,   strengthening the  healthy  animal functions of  the  system,   thereby  making     activity    a     necessary     result,  strengthening the frame, and  giving  life  to the digestive  organs,  which naturally  demand  increased substance���������result,   improved appetite.    Northrop &   Lyman  of  Toronto, have  given to   the   public their  superior Quinine Wine at the   usual   rate,  and, gauged by the  opinion of   scientists,  this wine approaches nearest perfection of  any in the market.  The Town Made an Unusually Ambitious  Start, aiitl Its Projectors Kxpectecl Great  Thinjcs From It���������Now Its Site, All That  Is Left, Is a Creek Bottom.  'Within a few miles of the corporation  iind'of Toledo lies the site of a'lost village,  which was peopled not so long ago by several hundred souls. Its existence is al-  'most forgotten, and only a, few of the oldest inhabitants are able to indicate even  vaguely,.\vhore the town once stood. Tlie  l>ine waters of Lake Kric ripple over town  l')ts and building lots which it was hoped  '.viiuld ;-ome day bring great; wealth to the  projectors of the village.       ,   ��������� ���������;  A' few miles north of Toledo, Ten Mile  envk, dignified; by. geographers with the'-'  name (if Ottawa river, marks'thc boundary  on I lie lake front between Ohio and Michigan., On the north bank of the stream,  just within Monroe County, Mich..,-is the  site of what- once was the town of Havre.  It was not a ha.ni.lct-.,-.such as is; gradually  formed around a few fishing shanties when  a'Country is young, Jmt a town that was ,  rivaled by hundreds of colonists. When  Havre was laid out, it was tho only place  that whs more than a'.mere sett lenient bo-  tv.T'm 'Monroe. Mich., and .historic old  Jiiiiiiiiri1. O. Toledo was only a name, for  when the colonists landed in, 1836 this  ci-y" was ,������list a, year old, and its future  gt'twth'W-as highly problematical.- It was  ���������situated 12 miles from the island that  n'.-O'ks tlie western end of the lake, while  3-lavre, situated to the north of Gard island, .was'practically on the broad highway of waters.  'The colonists were brought-to the site of  the town by the steamer Superior from  Buffalo. -It is probable that this steamer  was the first.,,craft, other than an Indian  capoe that "had ever ventured into the  channel between Gard island and tho  .mainland-. Many of the colonists of Havre  Avcre French, and they named the now  town after the famous port'in their mother  country.-. Denis 'Morin, whose descendants  si ill live on the water front near the old  town site, laid out the streets'with his  plow and helped to grade the locations of  the principal buildings. Old Peter Tre-  vick. who is still living in Vienna, Mich.,:  also'helped to build the town. Houses rose  rapidly. A first rate church was built,  ar.d stores out of all proportion to the business of that day and a commodious tavern  wore erected. In short, within two years  from the time the first colonists landed 500  houses had been built along the water  front, and the little steamer that'plied between Detroit, Monroe and Maumeefound  profitable trading at Havre.  Then   came   the cataclysm.    Old  Lake  Erie began slowly to rise.    The town was  only a few feet above tho level of the creek,  and  the  country was marshy.    It was at  first thought that it was only a remarkable  stage of high water.    But the water came  over the sills of  the doors nearest the lake  and   slowly   but  surely  rose higher  and  higher.    House  after  house was invaded,  and the pretty little creek mouth gradually  widened until it was nearly a mile across.  On the water came.until   the floors in the  highest portion of the town stood four feet,  deep in water.   The people were, of course,  badly  frightened.    With  everything that  could float they hurried to the highest spot  on tho mainland   and waited for the end.  Finding after :i day or two that the waters  had apparently ceased to rise, they returned   and   took away all  the  property that  could   be moved   by the old   fashioned canoes,   which   were  an   indispensable   adjunct  to  every   French   trapper's  outfit.  The boa ts were rowed right into the houses,  and when it came to transporting the barrels of  good liquor with which the tavern  taproom   was   stocked   there was many a  poor Frenchman who had an opportunity  of drinking better spirits than he had ever  tasted   before.     In   fact, the whole   settlement had about as memorable a drunk  as  this part of the country had ever seen.  Then came what is still remembered as  the big winter. Ten Mile creek was frozen  to its bottom, and the snow was very deep.  The founders of Have, who* had encamped  One day a member of his household was,;  singing a ballad, when suddenly the novelist, who had apparently been deep in a  book at the farther end of the room, got.  up, saying, "You don't make'..enough of  that word."   .  He seated himself at the piano and illustrated his idea of the way in which the  tvord to which he referred should be emphasized and did not. rise until the phrase  had been sung,to his satisfaction.  After that, .whenever the song which  became a favorite with him was' sung, he  listened with his head it little on one side  until the had made sure that his instructions had not been forgotten that.time.���������  Vouth's Companion..  CURED  OF. SCIATICA,  D:i Uiauri'ur'K, Drawings'.'  Young Gerald Du Maurier, being interviewed by a- reporter, said-one thing about  hi'**  father  that  will   surprise   everybody  who was   familiar with Mr. Du.'Maurier's ^  drawings, and that is  that he had'no idea  of  appropriateness   in   dress  and .did   not  know one fashion from another. "Mysis-  uts," said Mr..Du-Maurier, ".looked to it  that  he   got   the right; things  in' his'pic-  ��������� Mires, .lie -would' come  homo  sometimes  and sketch .something which- had .attracted him.in a passer by on'the street.   Often  it.  would   be  some ��������� impossibly queer  arrangement, anil.my sisters -would protest:  'Why.   lather,   you .'mustn't��������� ��������� use  that  in  Punch.    Nobody wcju*s those things now.  They're dreadfully old fashioned,' and   he  would give in immediately to what he recognized as their superior judgment."  This  Will   be a.blow to the hundreds of people  who modeled   their dress upon that of  Du  Maurier's .men and women.. His fashions,  however, were correct, for  his family sa-AV  to it that they should be.  TiCft nipAff������ctfd���������'SiiKpcclccI KidnpyTroii-  ble���������Itelievc-cl and I'e.rftic-tly Cun-d by  Dodd's Kidney rills. ���������  ":  Toronto junction, March' 22.���������(Special)  ���������Mr. H. 'Playter,' is not a difficult man  t .1 nd as everybody here knows that he  is foreman at No. 1 Fire Flail. Ho was  the picture of health when called upon  by your correspondent anel told his story  thus:���������"""'  "In April, 1808, 1 suffered from a,  severe attack of Sciatica affecting my left  hip and the leg to the tip of the toes. I  suspected it came from some form of kidney,trotible and as they had been recommended I procured a box of Dodd's Kidney Pills'.  "At the end of the fourth day I was  entirely relieved 1ml; desiring- a permanent cure I continued to use that and another In >x and am now ..perfectly cured  and as well as ever in my life. t A* brother  of'mine living at Pine Orchard has been  cured liy Dodd's Kidney Pills.'"  A ..BROKEN--.DOWN LUMBERMAN.  '���������-..������������������' A Success.  '' Were your theatrical entertainments  for charity a success?',' asked'one girl.  ���������������������������Yos,: indeed:- We got $107.35. "  "Indeed! You must have had a large  audience. "-'..��������� .'������������������������������������  ' 'No. We took in $7.25 at the ticket  office, and father gave us $100 neyer to  do it again. "���������Washington Star.;  Not  Very Trjinff.  Cholly Swellboy���������This being a���������aw���������  membah of society is a great strain,  don't chaknow.  John Jones���������So I should imagine.  These police raids must keep a man  thinking.  The Horse���������noblest of the brute creation���������when suffering from a cut, abrasion,  or sore, derives as much benefit as its  master in a like predicament,, from the  .healing, soothing action of Dr. Thomas'  Eclectric Oil. Dameiiess, swelling of the  neck, stiffness of the joints, throat and  lungs, ara relieved by it.  ��������� Words and--Their Uses.  Editor���������This joke of yours is capitalr  Artist���������Yes* but how much capital?  mtwB%ntm*t%jm*������  li<5  Wise and taste  Hard Times.  "Where is your father?" ,'       '  "He's   down    to   the   Corners talking  about hard, times." , ���������  "And your mother, where is she?"  "She's having one ducat the woodpile,  I guess."     '".���������'���������"'  NO  USE OF HIS  LEGS.  '  \i   I''iii;in<'iul,    {{ill   Wo'i *-, :t -.Physical  AVri'ck" Past   Ooclois'   S*<i'!, - "Jut  ('urt.'d  by Smith Aiticricaa   ' .  ' .'  *s"������"i"vi:i*f.  Prostrated by-, nervous .debility Mr. E.  Errett, lunibeH* .n:'crdiant,;and...mill, it-viier:  of Merrickville, but., was forced to withdraw from the activities of business. He  says: "I tried everything in tho -way of  doctors'- skill and -proprietary medicines,  but nothing helped'--me. 1 was influenced  to use South American Nervine, and I  can truthfully say that I hael not taken  half a bottle, before 1 found beneficial  effects. As a, result of several bottles I  find myself to-day strong and healthy,and  ready for any amount of business,where  before, my ^nervous .system was so undermined that I could Scarcely, sign .my own  name with a pen or pencil. I say, feelingly and knowingly, get a bottle of this  wonderful medicine."  ,-"��������� OEYUON  Sold only in "(������������������ad  TEA  packcis.  <*'-<><*���������������������������*>������������������#<������$> ������><j������ ^> <$���������<><$��������� ���������^���������������������������<><*f <{> ij������ <������<������<'>'$���������  ���������*>''..- ���������  f We Always have on hand ���������  ���������������'���������������������������/". *  a large stock of %  IJc ThmiRrht. Me Did.  , ���������-��������� Judge���������Do you understand. the   nature  of an oath?  Juvenile .Witness���������It's, like   this:������������������1   n  hi  along  All druggists sell it.  A Oucstinii of Crops.  ���������If this weather keeps  out   of   the  won't it?  Widower���������I   hope  wives there til ready.  Farmer-  bring things right  up it'll  ground,  not.    I've   got two  Mr. T. J. Humes, Columbus, Ohio,  writes : "I have been afflicted for some  time with Kidney and Liver Complaint,  and find Parmelee's Pills the best medicine for these diseases. These Pills do  not cause pain or griping, and should be  used when a cathartic is required. They  are Gelatine Coated, and rolled in the  El our of Licorice to preserve there purity,  and tfive tbem a pleasant agreeable   taste.  the wafer front against the day  when tlie waters should recede and they  should come into their own again, were  forced by the inclement weather to hunt  for new homes. Monroe received many cf  them, and other towns and Che adjacent-  farms absorbed the rest of the villagers.  The waters never went; back, and the following spring there was a great .saleof the  town's buildings. They went cheap, and  (he settlors came from miles around to bid  for them.  The houses were raised before the ice  had gone out of the creek and were hauled  it way by ox teams while tiie ground was  still in good condition for sledding. Only  a few of the houses were left near the village site, and the only one that can now be  identified is occupied by young Trevick  and siands fiver a mile from where it was  !h>t built. Tho great tavern was taken  bodily to Vienna, Mich., where it stood for  vi-ars. Even the pioneer steamer was broken up, aud today some of the planks are  built- into the house of Levi Morin, whose  uncle plowed ihe iirst street line of Havre.  All that is left, of Havre is a few piles that  can still be seen rotting in Ten Mile creek.  Whether the. water of Lake Erie actually  rose or whether tho land about the town  sito ' sank is a question. Certainly no  other port on western Lake Erie has any  record of such an increase in its waters,  but it is argued by those who believe that  the waters rose that the effect would not  have been so noticeable at any other point  as at Havre on account of the low level of  the town site. Whatever the cause, the  waters are high above its streets, and many  a fine pike and black bass has been taken  on the site of the old town, although few  of the many fishers from Toledo who visit  Ten Mile creek are familiar with the story  of the town beneath its surface.���������Toledo  Correspondence.  Doctors   Could   Not   Help   Him,  But Two  JJottles  of   South   American Kidney  Cure Removed  the Disease���������  The Story or a. Wing-ham  ���������Farmer.  Kidney disease can be cured. Mr. John  Snell, a retired farmer of Wingham, Ont..  says: "For two years I suffered untold  misery, and at all times could not walk,  and any standing position gave intense  pain, the result of kidney disease. Local  physicians could not help me, and I was  .continually growing worse, which alarmed  family and friends. Seeing South American Kidney Cure advertised, I grasped at  it as a dying man willgrasp at anything.  Result���������before half a bottle had been  taken I was totally relieved of pain, and  two bottles entirely cured me." To cure  kidney disease a liquid medicine must be  taken, and one that is a solvent, and  ctin thus dissolve the sand-like particles  in the blood.  Cheated.  Smith���������I suppose you heard that Jones  is dead? ���������  Brown���������Confound the rogue ! He always did the mettn thing. He said only  yesterday he would pay me or die.  COULD  NOT TURN   IN   BED.  '."'.������������������'��������� DEAFNESS-CANNOT BE CURED  by local applications as thoy cannot reach tho  diseased portion uftlic car. There is only oae  way to cure deafness, and that is hy constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed condition of the 'mucous lining of the  Eustachian Tube. When Ihis tube is inflamed  you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when.if. is entirely closed, Deafness is  the result, and unless ilie\ inflammation can be  taken out ami this lube -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.  We will give One .Hundred Dollars for any  case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot  be curedjjy Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free. G?  P. J! CHENF.y & CO., Toledo, 0.  ������"ff"Sold by Druggists, 7:"ie.  Very Simple.  Wiggins���������I .wish-1 could find a remedy  for insomnia..  Mrs. Chatt���������Why don't you take a good  sleep?  4>  ���������'  ���������  ���������  .������������������-  ���������  ���������*  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������*>  ���������  in Type,-Presses,  Paper Gutters,  Stands, Cases,   ������  Iinposing Stones, X  ���������  and in fact almost anything used in J  the printing-   office,     taken    in  ex- ���������  change for new material.    You can +  always find a BARGAIN. ���������  "Write to  Toronto Type Foundry,  ��������� 44 Bay Street, ���������  t TORONTO, ONT. *  *���������'.'        ' ���������  ���������������������������<>������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  "GOLD MINES"  Dickens as Critic.  Charles Dickens htid a great love for  music and particularly enjoyed songs aud  ballads, anything pathetic in the strains  of which quickly moved him.  He had his own ideas of the way in  which songs should he rendered, and when  occasion offered lie made them known.  Terrible Sufferinsr of an Klora- Lady From  Klieumut ism���������Fifteen Years'a Sufferer,  JJur Cared by Two Jiottles of South  American lUieumatic Cure.  No pen can describe the intensity of  suffering that may come from an attack  of rheumatism. "For fifteen years," says  Mrs. John Beaumont, of Elora, Ont., "I  have been more or less troubled with  rheumatism, which took the form of  pains in my back, often confining me  to my bed, and rendering me part of the  time" wholly untie for my duties. At  times I suffered so intensely that I could  not turn in my bed. and the disease was  fast reaching a point where both myself  and my husband had become thoroughly  discouraged of recovery.. A friend recommended South American Rheumatic  Cure, and after the- first bottle I was able  to sit up, and before four bottles were  taken 1 was able to go about as usual,  and have been in excellent health ever  since."   To Polish KrasA Kettles.  To polish brass kettles or anything  brass that, is very much tarnished, first  rub it with a solution of oxalic acid and  then dry and polish with rotten stone or  very fine emery dust.  Free and easy expectoration immediately relieves and frees the throat, and  lungs from viscid phlegm, and a medicine  that promotes this is the bent medicine to  use for coughs, colds, inflammation of the  lungs and all affections of the throat and  chest. Tiiis is precisely what Bickle's  Anti-Consumptive Syrup is a specific for,  and wherever used it has given unbounded satisfaction. Children like it beoausa  it is pleasant, adults like it because it relieves and cures the disease.  PiLL-ANTHROPY  Get in on  the Ground Floor if You  Want to Make Money.  A limited number of promoters'shares in a  first class company for sale. Promoters' profits  arc large and they arc sure. Agents wanted.  Standard stocks at lowest rntes.  R.    S.WVR1GHT   &    CO,  .0!) BAY" STREET. TORONTO.  AsscssiTtP-nr Systuni  Mu*-ii;iI Principle.  Or  philanthropy     to   grivo    you    {food  health for 20 cents���������the cost of  Dr. Agnew's '.aver Pills.  Sure, safe,  quick and pleasant to act.  No patn, no griping;.  For Sick Headaches, for distress after  eating, for Billiousness, for coated Tongue, for Constipation. They work -wonderful cures. All druggists hara them.  40 in a vial, 20c.  MUTUAL RESERV  LIFE ASSOCIATION.  (INCORPORATED)  Frederick. A. Burxham, President.  3(15, 307, 30'J  Broadway,  New  York  City.  Sixteenth Annual Statement.  Covering Year Eudiiig:Decenibcr31.sc, 1896.  INCUKASES.  In Cash Income '..?    2.33,195 41  Iu Invested Assets        273,059 28  In Nee Surplus        447,420 (it  In New Business Received... 15.142,10*3 00  In Business iu force  l(',3b'<',G90 00  In Number of Policies in force 12,571  New Busines Received..? S4.167.997 00  New Business Written..    73,02(3.3:10 00  Total Business in Force.   .���������'.���������-'5,0:2������,0(J1 00  DEC UKASES.  In Expenses of 3l;inu.yeinent.-.. .8103.041  13  In Toial Disbursemeiit.s '.. :.'dif,(*!)i 5:2  In Liabilities   34!t.(i4:2 *J(i  Death Claims paid in hS������Ja..$ ::,!'O7,0S3 94  Death   Claims   paid  .-ince  Oryan ixal ion  2:',S2;j.005 0(3  A   Total   J>J������-mhernlilp   of   IIS.-Mi)   m-  te rested.  A. R. :\IcNI'*HOL, Manager for Manitoba,  Hriti.������h Columbia and Xorlli- .Wat Territories,  Montyrc' Hhick. Winnipi;.-. .Man.; U. '/.. BKS-  SETTK, Mmi'iuc-i- f->r i^'ici ������������������.���������(���������. I'J t'luce d'Arnics,  Montreal. Que: \V. J. MURRAY, Manager  feir Xova Se-uu'a, Malil'ii.v. X. S.  \V. J. McMl'RTKV. Manager for Ontario,  Freehold Loan Building. '1 oronio, Out,  HI!  Wrinkles  \js \>s Can  be Removed and  ]������25 the Skin made Soft   J>  ^^ and   Youthful   in  ap-  ���������^���������f^r pearance by -using*  *^  Peach Bloom  Skin Food*  A PAIL  WITHOUT  That means a long  lasting Pail.  Its many qualities  are unique.  The price makes it  available to all.  THE E. B. EDDY CD'S  INDURATED FIBREWARE  PAILS, TUBS, PAHS, DISHES, ETC.  I  AGENTS���������" VICTORIA SIXTY YEARS A  Queen "���������the. lioolc of I he year: ia p*oing- to sell;  defies conipctitii n; over 100 illustrations; elc-  f-uiit. I)iiidhi{~s* p inul'tr nrices : outfit only 50c;  writerqulclt.'   G. M. ROftE & SONS. Toronto.  Splendid Equipment and Good Solid Work  ���������Have placed the���������  To Purify the Blood, Tone  up the System and give new-  Life and Vigor nothing equals  Perfect  Health-pills*  SO ct*>. each at Drus stores or sent  prepaid on receipt of price.  Crown Mkwcink Co.. Toronto.  OR TORONTO,  At the top. It has more teachers, more students, and assists many more young: men and  women into good nositions than any other Canadian Business School. Getpartieolars. Enter  anytime. Write W H. SHAW. Principal.  Yonge and Gerrard Streets, Toronto.  T. N.   U.  108  TO ATTEND THE NORTHERN BUSINESS G0LLECE,  For either a Business or a Shorthand Course. No oso  should expect to succeed without* good businaw trah*.  Log. Announcement froc.   C. A. Flomioa. Owen Stoat,  lst  I  (Vi  m  ���������7    V,  w  w  I  ii  - w  1  w  m  I  l    ;������������������������  wama I   7  -*���������������>��������� '  VALUE  OF A LAMB.  Worth. When Measured by What Is Called  tlie Block Test.  Professor Curtiss of the Iowa experiment station has. published in The  Breeder's Gazette an account of how the  different breeds of lambs pan out when  their carcasses are cut iip by the butchers. He takes the style of cutting used  by two of .the leading* slaughter firms oi  the country.  He says:  In the slaughter test the Merinos av  eraged 51.8 per cent of dressed mutton;  Dorsets, 32 6;'Stiffoiks, 53. G; crossbreds,  53.7; range, 55.6; Southdowns, 55.4;  Obtswolcls, .54:9; Lincolns, 55.7; Oxfords, 55.2; Shropshires, 56.8; Leices-  ters,' 57.8,   and yearling  Shropshires,  themselves commend them to ranchmen,  and thoso who have tried tliem on the  range are giving very favorable reports.  Their disposition to thoroughly ripen at  a light weight is also in their favor  now, when heavy fat cattle are, losing  and light ones gaining in popularity.  At one of the Pittsburg yards recently  Devon steers averaging in the neighborhood of 1,000 pounds brought $4.75 per  hundredweight, an exceedingly good  price for the weight. They were-tidy  butcher beeves, the', kind most wanted  these days. _' This change , iii market demands should be favorable to tbsse  beautiful and-useful cattle. .  West .'was bis "Death on the Pale  Horse. ".- When first exhibited, men  turned pale and women  fainted at the  sight.  The horses of Tartary are  small, not  larger than the mustangs   of  Americr..  STRICKEN   HERDS  ���������The  The.block test was made by cutting as  indicated in the accompanying diagram.  This particular drawing is ono furnished by ono firm'that I have had prepared  for illustration in class work, but the  other firm use practically the same  method except that tho parts marked  "breast,-", "shank," -, "shoulder" and  "neck" generally go as one piece called  "chuck, " 'and this cut was rated uniformly at 2 cents a pound in. each lot oi  tho station sheep. When the "neck"  piece is sold separate it usually brings  about a, cent per pound. All,of these  prices are wholesale.   ������   :  The prices put on the other cuts oi  the station, sheep varied somewhat in  the different breeds, owing to quality  and size. The Southdown and Shropshire lambs were rated highest, the  prices being as given in the illustration.  It will be seen that there is a marked  variation, in the value of the different  parts of a carcass of mutton according  to the 'Chicago wholesale market. There  is also more or l.tss variation of the  prices of the principal cuts, one to an-  .BUTCHER'S cut of LAMB CARCASS. ",'  other, but a prime leg of lamb is always  a choice cut.  The leg cut in a good carcass of mutton constitutes 30  per cent  by weight and sells for  40 per cent of  the entire value.  All of the hind part oi  the carcass, it ���������will be observed, consists  of high priced mutton, while the chear.  1 mutton is   all  found  in front.   In the  wholesale market much of  the mutton  is only cut through the middle, leaving  all but the last rib  on  the front  cut.  This puts the loin and leg into one cut,  termed a ' 'saddle'' of mutton.  The front  half, then, contains the "rib" and the  other cuts;  which  together constitute  the "chuck, " and the whole half taken  thus is called the "rack."   Cut in this  manner a carcass consists of a "saddle"  and a ' 'rack.'' Packers rate a sheep that  , cuts as much weight in the saddle (reai  half) as in the rack (front half) a good  one.    In the station lambs the saddles  taken entire were valued at  8  cents  a  pound and tlie racks  at 4 cents.   This  makes the rear  half  of   a lamb worth  twice as much as the front half.    These  lambs also cut on the, average more than  half in saddles, making  the  difference  still greater.    Sheep  or lambs unnecessarily heavy in shoulder, head and neck  are oojectionable.   By way of explanation I will here say that this objection  was given as  a reason  for rating the  Dorsets below the others.  The slaughtei  and block tests to some extent substantiated this objection, though it is probable that it was overestimated. i  In addition to the foregoing comparisons, the legs, loins and ribs of two representative   animals  in  each  lot were  photographed on the block in such position as to give cross section -views, showing the thickness  arid  other characteristics of each cut.    All of the internal  organs, fat and offal, were weighed and  the percentage of the whole determined.  Full Corncribs and X.ean Cattle.  With   overflowing   corncribs   everywhere and corn selling in  the country  as low aa 11   cents  a bushel, says The  Stockman, it is difficult to account for  the large numbers of half fat cattle that  are being sent to ruarket.    Great  numbers of 1,100 to 1,200 pound steers that  have been fed 60 to 90 days keep coming here and have to be sold at ruinously  low prices���������$3.60 to $4 per 100 pounds.  Then there are lots of  1,250  to   1,350  pound  steers  selling between  $4  and  $4.60 that are too light for either the  eastern shippers  or  the  exporters, and  consequently they are taken by dressed  beef concerns.   If these 1,250 to 1,350  pound cattle   were only made  heavy  enough for the wants of eastern shippers  or exporters, they would easily sell foi  25 to 40 cents per 100 pounds more. By  holding them back and putting on this  extra flesh  the  feeder would certainly  consult liis own interests, as he would  add largely to his profits.  Cattle   of   South  Africa  Threafc?ne������t  With Extinction.  A disease known as rinderpest, which  bakes the form of a slow but fatal fever,  has stricken the cattle and has spread tc  such an alarming extent it is not thought  now it can be checked until the continent has been denuded of its herds. It  was brought into Africa, it is'believed,  by some of the oxen carried by the Italians to Massaua. Mr. Howard,' editor  bf the Bulawayo Chronicle, says of it:  "It spread southward, simply mowing down in its way all cattle, both wild  and tame. The buffaloes seemed to have  suffered just as heavily as the domesticated animals kept by the natives. It  touches neither horses, mules, elephants  nor sheep, and the carnivora are, of  course, exempt. They will suffer only  by the diminution'of their food supplies.  The rmderpest is still marching southward, nor is there any hope ^that it will  be arrested short of the sea.; We did  hope at one time that the great water-;  way of the Zambezi would check its  march southward, but it was a vain delusion, and all the efforts' made to stem  its advance have been fruitless. Of  course this has crippled ..our transport  immensely and compels us more than  ever to rely upon the railway. "  The beginning of this march of an inexorable scourge was made thus ten  years ago, but for. years it did not cause  any general alarm. It has "trickled  along southward little by little until the  extent of the scourge can be imagined  from this summary of its spread:  '' The countries that already have been  swept are Zambezi, Bechuanaland,  South African Republic, Rhodesia,  Orange Free State, Zululand, Natal, all  the German and Portuguese possessions  in east; and west Africa, and now Cape  Colony, the southernmost country, is  being devastated. Millions and millions  of cattle have died, and south of the  Zambezi river alone 1,250,000 square  miles of country have been attacked;"  In Cape Colony it is estimated there  are 2,000,000 cattle, and it is not expected more than 1 per cent can be saved.  The immediate  effect  of  this absolute  annihilation of cattle will  be  to leave  the people impoverished.    Most of the  natives depend on the cattle for beef,  their chief food and the only meat available, and on the draft oxen  for means  of transport.    With  the  cattle gone, a  meager supply of cereals will be left as  the  only. means of sustenance, while,  owing to the few railroads, the means of  moving even  this produce will also be  taken away. The worst phase of the situation is its absolute hopelessness.  The farming industry will be killed  temporarily by this devastation. F. R.  Thompson, a pioneer of Matabelelahd  and a member of the legislature of the  Cape, prophesies that the scourge will  drive into the cities the thousands of  people "who own small farms with 50  head of cattle" and will force them into  trades to make a living. But the ultimate effect on the farming in try of  the continent, an effect that may not be  developed for many years, should be  wholesome. The "half nomad population, which has been devoted to idleness  and soldiering" in merely tending tbe  herds of cattle, will be forced into agricultural pursuits in order to live.  PERSONALITIES.  The Duko cf.Fife is credited with a  .private income of $400,000a year.  President "Kruger rises each morning  at 5, and smokes almost continuously  until he goes to bed.  ; Vice President E...C. Chamberlain of  the Western Mining ��������� company is training elks for- driving at Portland, Or.  , The largest annual pension is $95,000,  paid by Great Britain to the Duke of  Richmond. It is a perpetuity from the  time of Charles II.  Queen Margherita of Italy stood godmother recently for the son of the Mar-  chese Caprauica del Grillo, son of the  great Italian actress, Ristori.  Mr. Stanley is greatly interested in  the society recently formed in.France to  prevent the extinction of the African  elephant. He has congratulated it on its  aims and asked to be chosen a member.  Bishop Quintard of Tennessee was in  the Confederate an..y, and his first work i  of the war was to plant a cross on Se-j  wanee mountain, where .the University j  of the South afterward rose through his j  energy.        . ' '. j  John Cooper Van Tassell, who died  the other day in Greensburg, N. Y., at  the age of 95 years, was the son of William C. Van Tassell, who fought in the  war of 1812, and tho grandson of 'a Van  Tassell who fought in the Revolutionary  war. "������������������.  Ex-Judge W. W. Crump, who died at  his home in Richmond at tlie age of 80,  was ranked as one of the ablest criminal'  lawyers of the south, having figured in  the most famous V"'giniacases, notably  the Jeter Phillips and Cluverius murder  trials.  Frederick Alfred-Krupp, the German  gun manufacturer, is the largest employer of labor in the world. On the pay  rolls of his vast establishment at Essen  are over 25,000 men, all engaged in  making munitions of war. Herr Krupp  is 42 years old.  Queen Victoria's coronation ring is  never out of her sight and is worn by  her every evening. It is a band of gold  containing a cross in rubies, surrounded  by white brilliants. A coronation ring  is supposed to symbolize the wedding of  the sovereign with the nation.  Professor S. P. Langley of the0Smithsonian institution said in a recent interview that if he had. the time and money  to spend he believed he could make a  flying machine' "on a scale such as  would demonstrate to the world that a  large passenger, carrying flying machine  can be a commercial as well as a scientific success."  bit  but are   exceedingly tough   and capa  of '.traveling   long    distances' without  food, water or rest.  -The Thessalians were the , first Europeans to use the horse for war purposes, and thus originated the Greek  fable of; the centaur,'',- a monster of half  aorse and half man.  THE   PRA.CTi'C E OF MASSAGE.  id  A. Demand That it Shoiiid lie Kestricted by  ���������.;..  T^-iw to the Instructed Only'.  HORSE  TALK.  Frank Voorhees is  to   have Obadiab,  :1W  :17,  will   be   shipped   to  horses in training  been'bought by  Nathalie,  Austria.  "Pa" Daly has 25  this season.  Dick,   ,2:12%,   has  George Hall.. ������������������'.,."  Ella T, 2:0S%, will be raced through  the; Montana circuit.  ISro taviti.ng meeting will   be  held at  Dubois, Pa.,- this year. ���������  Directum II lias been purchased by F.  A. Shultz of Rj2d Bank, N. J.  Stote Clark and John Xcster will train  at Point Breeze track this season.  Marin, Jr., 2:13, will be   trained  in  California by Pat Farrell- this season. 7- .  Dame   Winnie's  youngest   foal, born  in 189], is named Governor Pachcco.  The trotting meeting   at David City,  Neb., occurs this year Sept. 21 to 24J ���������"���������'  Winged Fairy,���������which is a full' sister to���������! the^pby^ologiS  Applcgate and Winged Foot, is^ highly vents him from  spoken of. "     ������������������;'-,.-.���������     ' "   '  Aug. 10 to 13 are the dates claimed  by the Hedrick (la.������������������) association for its  trotting meeting this year.  ITEMS OF  INTEREST.  W. A. Baggs of Springfield, ,Mass.,  will train the pony pacer Artful Maid,  2:13%, by Ashland Wilkes.  Nominator, 2:1734, by Stranger-  Sapphire, now in Austria, will be returned to America at the end of this  year.  It is said that Bob Kneebs will be  tried on other charges as soon ,as hit-  present term of imprisonment in Germany is ended. .     ,  A mile novelty race, with money for  the first horse at every quarter, is one  of the attractions for ladies' day at the  Denver meeting.  WHAT WOMEN  WEAR;  Devon Cattle.  Comparatively little has been heard  of Devon cattle of late years, says an  exchange, but there are now some signs  of a revival of interest in them. Their  hardiness and  ability  to  take  care of  Iiive Stock Points.  The Highland Society of Scotch Farmers this year held -its show at Perth.  The display of Clydesdale horses was  magnificent. It was declared to represent at last the perfect type of farmers'  working horse. But the same authority says there was no improvement at  all in the Aberdeen-Angus cattle shown.  The reason given is the curious one that  maybe the Aberdeen-Angus breed has  readied its climax and cannot be improved on further. What do American  Aberdeen-Angus breeders think of this  opinion?  The preventive for hog cholera is  oleanliness, pure and simple. Disinfect  the pens, sheds, yards and feeding  troughs where diseased animals have  been and burn up all the litter and bedding. When you buy hogs for fattening  or other purposes, on no account turn  them in with those you already have.  Quarantine them three .weeks or a  month till you are certain there is no  disease among them. The United States  government is a great sinner in this  matter in one way���������in not seeing to it  that railroad companies carry out to  the very letter the sanitary regulations  for animal shipments. Much of the hog  cholera infection is carried from one  part of the country to another by the  shipping cars.  A first rate collection of insects contains about 25,000 perfectly distinct  species.  The depth of water has a considerable  influence on the speed of steamers,  which are found to move more slowly  in shallow wrater.  The citizens of New Hampshire have  raised $8,700, with which they will  erect a statue of President Pierce in  some appropriate place.  A farmer of Ozella, Fla., recently  found a hairpin made of something like  gutta percha four feet below the surface  in an Indian shell mound.  The new oriental baths in St. Petersburg are said to surpass in luxurious ar-.  rangements anything of the kind ever  built. The building was begun 20 years  ago. .  Fourteen centenarians died in Great  Br tin last year. The oldest of them  waf Bernard O'Neill, an Irish soldier,  who as reputed to be 110 years of age.  Elev a of the 14 were women.  FIGS AND THISTLES.  "War In Congress.  He who talks and talks away  Will live to talk some other day.  ���������Chicago Tribune.  Every lie has other sins hiding behind  it.  Every crown bestowed by the world  rests on an aching brow.  If good advice were gold, every pocket would be full of money.  Hypocrisy is a certificate of good  character vice gives to virtue.  The world's creed is, "He is the best  man who wears the best coat.''  Gray hair and wrinkles may come,  but a happy heart is always young.  Open the door of your mind to good  thoughts, and evil ones will be driven  out.  Trying to look like a sheep has never  yet produced any wool on the back of a  goat.  The devil is too often the only gainer  when a young man becomes his own  master.  If we have to do a certain work, the  best thing we can do is to best learn  how to do it best.���������Ram's Horn.  '    There is ah excellent demand for linen  duck, canvas and pique.  The best qualities of duck and the  heavier fabrics of this class are made up  in tailor style.  There is no dress more economical ot  useful than one made of a tolerably good  quality.of india silk.  There are many striped fabrics in cotton, some of them evidently modeled  after the Dresden ribbon idea.  According to all appearances, we are  going into a period of trimming the  like of which the present generation lias  never dreamed of.  The woman who likes polka dots can  scarcely go .amiss. They never go out of  fashion, and merchants find them amoiif*  their most reliable purchases.  A novelty hat is made of  lappets of  embroidery set up around the front of a j  frame to form a coronet.    The crown is '  of embroidery and velvet, the trimming  is of large aigrets and ostrich plumes.  English lace over very close frills cf  silk muslin, and these over a closely  plaited flounce of taffeta, is the trimming on some of the new petticoats.  Above the lace is a soft ruche of white  silk muslin.  An evening waist is shirred at the top  of the low corsage and the belt. Over  the shoulders are fiouncings of lace  gathered full and caught up at interval?  with very large rosette bows of ribbon.  The trimming is of wistaria blossoms,  and the effect is exceedingly pretty.  It is said that taffetas are to be simply a rage. They are exceedingly handsome and not very expensive, unless one  chooses to run into the extreme of high  novelty. Besides this they are dressy,  stylish and reasonably durable, and every woman wants one.���������New York  Ledger.  STAGE  GLINTS.  , While the,public is protected- by neces-  s*������*y laws and.'. regulations against ,the  deception and quackery formerly existing  in 'many.professions and vocations having  relation to its health and general affairs,  there' exists no prqtectionf^���������under any  law bi; government, against the palpable  incompetency of a certain-veryTiumcrous  class"of "masseurs, and masseuses,, who,  while professing a profound knowledge  of'mechanical- therapeutics in general,  and especially massage, are yet wholly  destitute of the requisite education, ability and talent. , ; ���������  In. many cases   where   massage,   as an  auxiliary to "-medical and    surgical   practice, 'would   produce   a   most     desirable  effect it is left to be-applied, by. ignorant  impostors of either sex,with no qualification beyond their own assertion displayed  on sign-boards or in deceptive   advertisements in certain newspapers.  The danger  of this practice is easily    perceived.    The  limits of massage are well   defined.    But  these bold adepts of   Ling   and   Metzger  | fear.no consequences.  They will "rub" a  j malignant tumor as   cheerfully   as   they  l will treat a purulent   process   or any-in-  ! fectious   disease.: when'   noli  me tangera  j should be the'watchword.   I have known  i them in cases of lateral   curvature of the  j-spine-to rub and'exercise'the   muscles of  ; the   concave;   side   and,   consecrate   this  j method'by giving to it the assuring name  \ of "Swedish" massage.     The   embellish-  | ment and modification of the  female fig-  ' ure are the latest  achievements   in."modern mechanical therapeutics of   this category.     The   fact   is   that   the prevailing  "massage operator," or so   called "niedi-  cah rubber,'' is well aware   that   he   can  do no good.    But his  utter ignorance   of  ii effects   of   massage pre-  knowing   that   he   can ���������  inflict great injury.  It is   strange   that   the  -United States  should possess   the   best   physicians and  surgeons   in   the   world,    but   the worst  masseurs.    The   virtue of massage is not  overlooked.    But the difficulty^ of finding  educated and skillful men   is   the root of  j the evil.  Proofs of this assertion are visi-  i ble every day.    In a recent article in Tho  j Medical Record a   well known  physloian  J remarks that: "Massage,    to   be, of .any  value, must be properly and scientifically  done.    There are many   people  who post*  as masseurs and masseuses   who   do   not  know the first   thing   about the subjeat,  '  aad these people musB   be.a*^ad������ ;ix..o*M  would not do his patient:harm'."    .    -  Dr. Benjamin Lee,inhis valuable essay-  on "Swedish Movements and Massage,"  confirms this opinion by saying:���������  "It is not too much to require that no  one of either sex shall attempt to perform  remedial manipulations upon our patients  who does not possess a knowledge of   the  leading facts   in   anatomy,    such   as the  position and comparative size of the various organs and the  position   and   course   '  of the larger blood vessels and nerves1 and  of such facts in physiology   as   the functions of the organs, the course of the circulation, assimilation,  and   nutrition, of  the   modes    of   applying     massage   and  movements in such   a   way  as to seour*  the best results in the  briefest   time and  with the least discomfort to the   patient,  of the effects produced . locally   and generally upon the system by   the   different  methods   of   procedure,   of   the order in  which they should be used and of the injury which may be inflicted  by   employ-  ng them improperly or   in   inappropriate Q  cases.    No   one is   competent to acquire  such knowledge who has not   had   a cer-:  tain amount of education.     To  these endowments of nature   and education must  be added a manual dexterity in   the   application of the various procedures which .  can only be acquired by   careful training  under an experienced   instructor.    Hence  it will be understood that the  stable and  the laundry are   not, on the   whole,   the  best   schools   from   which    to   graduate'  practitioners of this art."  There exists no good   reason   why   the  practice of massage should   not   be regulated   and   restricted.      In    Sweden and  other countries where the practitioners of  mechanotherapy enjoy  the   confidence of  the   medical   profession   no   one is permitted to administer massage who is not  qualified by the state board of  medicine.  The same method could easily be adopted  here. If a reputable masseur or masseuse  should apply to a state board of medicine  for a certificate, let   his   or   her competency   and   record   be   vouched   for by a  certain number of   physicians.    I believe  that a legislative act   of this kind would  be hailed with delight by the public, the  medical profession and by all   legitimate  masseurs.    Until    something   is done in  this direction   cheap schools   of   massage  will continue to furnish grooms and servant girls with "diplomas," and a valuable auxiliary to   medical   and   surgical  practice will remain a constant   source of-.  danger and abuse in the   hands of unlettered and unskilled   assmuers.���������Axel   C.  Hallbeck in New York Suu.  EQUINE  HISTORY.  Close observers declare that the horse  really sheds tears when grieved.  Celer, the racer cr -lie Rom an Emperor Verus, was fed on almonds and raisins, was cover, d with royal purple and  stalled in tlie imperial palace.  The   greatest  picfure  of   Benjamin  Thomas Leary lias succeeded .Tefferson  De Angelis in "Brian Boru. "  Bram Stoker, Sir Henry Irving's manager, has written another novel.  The engagement of marriage between  Marguerite Sylva and Gerald Du Maurier has been broken.  Jordan and Williamson have signed  with Hoyt & McKee for next season  ���������with "A Stranger In New York. "  William Bechtel is now successfully  playing Ikey Eisenstein in "An American Beauty," with Lillian Russell.  Carlton YvTells has secured the rights  for "Face to Face," a new romantic  play, in which he will star, opening in  a short time.  Manager Edward E. Rice took with  him to England the book and score of  "Wang," which he will endeavor to  place on the other side.  Carrie Turner, who underwent a severe surgical operation this winter, has ' people may not buy. It is only offered to  in view a spring tour in a new play j "shahs, maharajahs, emperors, kings,  Written for her by Clyde Fitch. presidents."J[ere arc indeed the heroics  j of the subscription book business.  A Noiv Book CanvitMcr,  Here is a picture of the Roman book  canvasser. The snow white Mauritania!*,  steeds, with the heaving flanks, tha  pointed ears, the crimson nostrils, aro  reined up. From the chariot descended  the master, who, giving his flowing toga  an extra graceful fold, entered a house  on the "Via. Aurelia. Presently a Scythian'  slave followed his lord, bearing in his'  sturdy arms a precious fassiculus, fully  illustrated, up to date and superbly  bound in Persion cloth. It -was a Pliny  in 16 volumes, a subscription book. Such,  were the methods of the canvasser In the  palmy days of Rome.  It we are- to credit a recent florid description in a leading literary review,  the Roman method is the way of a certain kind of book agent of to-day. He  rides in his own coupe, drawn by what  the French call a steppare. The princely  canvasser never would debase his calling  by carrying the book he offers himself.  His servant, in livery totes it. The book  he works for costs from ������1,000 to $2,500  a copy.    It is   a    volume which common *"r*"C*j"������"S .������ .Vi^Cf.-il-i-fs xr.; :''^5:fcb5?������-TI-'j.i^ xtztex.  i '^y>w*:TaBiB**ifet,*?5  THE    WEEKLY   NEWS JULY,    27th,      1897.  ^  B|i  Ml W MM. I  JJIIWii  ssu.ed   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M. Whitney, Editor.  TEA-MS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN   ADVANCE.  ���������One Y������ar .....  Six M*ntka .....  SlngU Copy ....  $2 00  1 25  0 r-������  RATES OF ADVERTISING:,     '  Om l������������fc par year ���������...':.. .'". $ 12.00  ....   month      150  e'iffktVool   per year '  2500  fourth   ..     .,  ..'.   "........'.'     5000  week, .. line     |          10  Local Eotices.per line   .......^........        20  Notices    of  Births,    Marriages    arid  Deaths,   50 cents each insertion;  No Advertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons failing to get The News  re  gularly should notify the Office.  TUESDAY, JULY   27th,   1897.  Foreign labor will not be employed in  building the Crow's Nest Pass railway.  The great coal strike in the United  State is likely soon to be settled by arbitration.  Plain servicable bicycles are the kind  to buy if you are not a sccrcher, and care  for vour neck.  The Queen will not abdicate. In a  late letter she says: "I shall pray God to  bless them [my people] and enable me  stili to discharge my duties for their well-  fare as long as life last. " '.'  'Hfyan represents discontentyand dis-  content conies from bad times, if congress fools much longer with the tariff  bill,"keeping- business unsettled, Bryan  will be the next president.  With the abandonment of well-water  we will get rid of diptheria and contagious fevers. Well-water has already put  more than one child in the grave, and  yet there are those who object to the  introduction of water from the pure  mountain stream into their premises.  Andre is off for the North Pole in his  balloon, but his carriage is a sort oi  arrangement on stilts. The winds will  push him along, instead of the dogs  drawing him. He will keep close to the  ground or not high up, using drag ropes.  If he can make fair speed he will not be  lcong in getting there.  Speaker Kiggins now announces he  will resign his office when the legislature  meets, and if it appears the wish of his  constituency, he will also resign as a  member of the legislature. . The only way  to test whether those who elected him  desire to be represented in Oposition is  by a ballot. An election is the proper  thing.  Will not some of the great dailies give  us a reliable map of the Yukon country  indicating the best routes to get there?  The British Yukon Co. have opened, it is  reported, a new route through the White  Pass, and on the 16th, a train' was to  start carrying 40 tons of merchandise. Do  the lands,: where the "rivers now over  ���������ands of gold" come within this company's domain ? It is supposed the construction of a railway will follow soon up  Ihis route. But first where is it ? Give  us an out-line map.  days of Cariboo. And' then it is not  quartz but placer mining; not for the  capitalist, but for the miner. Here is the  chance for the young man with a little  money, plenty of pluck, good habits and  constitution, and the sense and strength  to keep them. Doubtless there will be  hardships, and the weak will be wrecked,  morally arid physically, and as elsewhere  it will be a survival of the fittest. Young  men having faith in their ability to stand  the ordeal and come out unscathed, and  naving none depending upon them for  iupport, may do well to go; even some of  these will fall by the wayside; but for  those settled in life, with families, aged  parents, etc., our advice . must be���������stay  where you are.. It is not all to'get wealth  and if it were/steady plodding is the  surest way for most people. The miners  of'49 generally led a wandering life, and  died poor.  SENSATIONAL  JOURNALISM.  y\/E have been surfeited with sensational journalism across the line, but the  late out-burst of the British press against  Secretary Sherman?s letter to Ambassador Hay upon the sealing question is oi  the most inexcusable and , mischievous  character. There is nothing whatever to  justify it. Bad blood is created between  the people of two great nations that the  papers may profit. There is not a threat  or even a bluff word in the communication. It is simply a straight forward  dignified, but strong presentation of the  case1 from the United States' view. Lord  Salisbury does not consider it offensive  in tone, and any attempt to create a flurry  aboufit, is little less than criminal. The  proposition of Secretary Miennan that  the experts of Britain, Russia, and the  United States should meet together to  compare views, and if possible agree  upon certain data and recommendations was eminently sensible. The claim  that England will have,to fight the United  States in defense of its   existence is  con-  o  sum mate folly.    There are plenty of peo  pie ther'e--alas ! too many, who delight  to twist the lion's tail, but the great business element will never permit the two  great nations to drift into war. The  great majority of the people of both  countries are friendly; and the demonstrations during jubilee week throughout  the States were genuine manifestations  of Bro. Jonathan's friendly attitude.  NOTICE.  Cumberland and Union "Water-works  Company, Ld.  The above company will place the line of  service from the mains to the line of the  street at each house when the trenches are  open, but after completion of the Water system the charge will be ������7.50 for tapping the  mam.  238o  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.  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOV'T AGENT Assessor and Col-  le2tor.���������W. B. Anoekson, Office, Union,  residence, Coiriox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and Coroner, r-James Abrams, Union.  JUSTICES of, tie Peace.���������-Union,  A. McKnight, W. B. Walker, and H. P.  Collis.���������Comox, Geo. F. Drabble, and  Thomas Cairns.���������Courtenay,,. J. W.  McKenzie.���������Sandwick, John Mundell.  CONSTABLES.���������-J. W. Hutchinson,  and P. S. ScHARSCHMiDT, Union.  1  ������������������*^^,?^^I?y^'^!ti'!?Z^'^*^U ������������������'���������������������������'^-~ Vi .7"7~~��������� *7*   ; -,0- >*,,  S-r^^-SE****?-***!^^  COURTENAY B.C.  COURTENAY,is a.pleasant village situated  oh both sides of the Courtenay River, and on  the road u j the Settlement, three miles from  Comox Bay. The road to Union also passes  through it. It has a central position. Hove  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.  COURTENAY  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,   A.   H.   Mc-  Calluin, Proprietor.  RIVERSIDE  HOTEL,   J.  J.   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEORGE    B.    IiEIGKTON,     Blacksmith, and Carriage Maker.  COMOX.  COMOX is a village beautifully I&catcd.on tho  bay of the same name, in Comox District. 'A  Practice Range, Me3s House and Wharf, have  lately been established on the Sand Spit, which  forms the harbor, by the naval authorities, and  iiere some one of Her Majesty's Ships is to be  found two-thirds of the time. Here is a post  office, two hotels, two stores, bakery, ������tc. The  scenery grand, and good hunt ing near. The  City of Nanaimo from Victoria calls here on  Wednesdays, and departs  Friday   mornings.  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor,  COMOX  BAKERY, Comox, B.  C.  SAN JOSE  SCALE.  This  pest,  according to  the  Country  Gentlemen,  attacks  all  deciduous   fruit  trees���������peaches,    pears,     plums,   apples,  quirces, and  ornamentals which  belong  to this class.   Are the trees in this district  f?V7.rg in  the leaf?    Do they  show signs  ofc"'-.c?.y?    If so it would   be well   to con-  sic:;-* if this pest is the cause.   The Board  ���������*������' I'orticulture   is   working  hard to keep  .this* past out,   md should  have our  sup-  po:i,    Examine your trees.  LEMON SOCIAL.  At Methodist Church,   Tuesday  evening,  the 27th inst.  Ice cream and caDdy stalls.  SPLENDID PROGRAMME.  Admission  25   cents,   including   "lemon  pie" and cake.  U N IO N.  THIS TCftVN, the eastern part of wln-m  is*called Cumberland, :s lineiy situated  on the foul hi Is, of the Ihiford Mounti'ins,  about' 5 no lee I above the waters of tlie  Georgian Straits,'.and60 miles north o!  'Nanaimo. It is connected with Bayi.c  Sound, by a line ol railway 13 miles, in  iength. Its principal industry is coal  mining. Ii turns out from 700 tons'.to  1,000 tons of coal per dav of the best  steam coal. This is transfe.red over the  railway to Union wharf.(Bayne Sound) to  the ships and steamers and tugs with  scows awaiting to 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 large hotels, two saw mills,  two merchant tailoring establishments,  various shops, such as dry goods, tin and  hardware, metal, harness and saddlery,  livery, jewlery, stationery, bakeries, and  baiber 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. G-eokge'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.CE.  at   close   of   evening   service.  EL  w  >  ami  o  ������  TRADC  .      .1   CLONDYKE  REGION.  ������ Ki. . -,73  from the   Clondyke is of a  veij- c::c*.ti:ir character.    The details are  .sucl: c:c  indicate that while  there may be  more  or less  exageration,   nevertheless,  there have been immensely rich fields of ���������     ,. ,      .,     ,     .r������������������  vr*������������������,,-<c-,  3 Subscribe for   THE  NtAVS $2.oc  gold found, bringing to mind the early \ annum  R-I-P-A-N-S  The modern standard Family Medicine : Cures the  common every-day  ills of humanity.  MARK  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  Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.  Steamer City of  ���������������������������...  Nanaimo   ���������������������������',"'  OWENS   MASTER  The   Steamer  CITY of NANAIMO  will sail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers  and freight may offer  Leat-o Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a. m.  "   Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,     < Fridays, 7a.m.  '.".      Nanaimo for Victoria    Saturdey, 7 a.rn  For freight  or  state   rooms   apply on  board,'or at the Company's ticket' office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  Society.     Cards  '   Union Lodge.   No.    11.   meets   e en-  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  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 Lodge No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting' Brothers    cordially  requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  ���������    Secretary.  Cumberland   Pmcampii'-n!,  No. 6.   I. O. O. K.     ;:n!.,n.  Meets  evrry -lilt-iniii.'    \V'-dr:-.:.-(i;-.\-. .it  each month at  8   cYli.������������������-.'; p. ;>,.     Vi^itini*  Ijrethren cordially inviitd to a'*cml.  Iohn Com hk, Sen be.  Esquimalt Sl Nana.mo  R a i S way C o m pa n y.  NOTICE..   '���������'  TO    PROSPECTORS,    Mmers,    and  Holders of Mineral Cl.unis on   unoccupied land within the Esquimalt & Nanaimo  Railway Company's   Land   Grant���������-FOR  ONE YEAR ONLY from the the date of  this   notice,   the   Railway  Company wili  sell their rights to all Minerals, (excepting  Coal and Iron) and the   Surface rights of  Mineral Claims, at the   price of $5.00 per  acre.    Such  sales   will oe  subject   to al!  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 i,  1897.J 2390  f������ta   saxs  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  per  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  ARTICLE toi the same money  Why send away for j'our printing  when you can get it done equally as well at  the News ? Our prices are reasonable, and  we are now prepared to turn out everything  in the line of Job Printing,  FOR SALE.���������My house and two  lots  in  the village of Courtenay.  K. Giiant, Union.  "POR S.4LE, RANCH-One mile and a  ���������*��������� haif 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 ij 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.  ^"Dealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  iTS-Ag-ent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and  ������������������Ranges������������������  Manufacturer of the  New .Air-tight, heaters  BOTGff  . lilEiOUE  local mm  It publishes all that is worthy of notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gives  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports  GOOD ORDER, PUBLIC ENTERPRISES, THE CHURCHES, FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.  it Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Stories,  Bright Original Poems,  Krinh'; Ori^im-J "Chcth.r."  :������������������ r;*.e  '".'������������������ V  ��������� >K "> i-' >���������>  in  wh'( 0   Ii:t  VICE.  :>   a  TK  tbe    PROVINCE  :gkai'iiic  ser-  lt is the exponent of ihe district, ar.d  by it the di>-uict will be judyf-d by the  outside public.  It is as CHEAP as ,1 good paper can  be produced in a cuumiy disirirt. v  Give it your generous suptiort and there  v-m'/I ho incrof--(-il'i!ii|.!ri'vements.  tflf!#  Florist,- Seedsman and ���������  Landscape Gardener ,  Seed9.S Ornamental  Trees and  ShrubsL'a iway s.  Also ^hulbs   in   variety,/including*  Hyacinths,   narcissus,   Fuchias, Q  Tulips and Lillies.  Union,  -"B.'C.  CT.-IEi, McLEOD  General Teaming. Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK  DONE  CUMBERLAND    SHOE    SHOP.  I have moved into my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, where I am prepared  to manufacture and repair all kinds of  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call.  NELSON PARKS.  WANTED���������A good c-anraaser.  at "News Office.  Enquire  FOR RENT-The boarding house late  ly occupied by Mr.  A.   Lindsay.    App'y  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  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 g'wc 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  now better prepared than ever be  fore 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    attention.  fjgir Give us a call.  T. D. MM,  UIsTXQISr, B. .0  SUBSCRIBE FOR "THE NEWS."  $2 00 PER ANNUM.  I  if/'  ���������i  <���������;������������������  j' 1  in  t,Vl  Wil  ���������Ml  ci  ������������������8  ���������'���������4  i  1  I  A.  ���������M  ������������������m  ���������I  m  f\  f  M  4  i  mi  ���������Pi  m  :; ���������>*  1  m  ; *'.  ������������������'���������,'���������'*  1.'  aft  v  k  m  m  vi  J jy  THE    WEEKLY    NEWS   JULY,, 2ph,    1S9;  "I DON'T CARE !"  ^1 don't care 1"    How many   troubles  From these hateful words have sprung !  Far too  often  falls  the sentence  From   the  lips of old arid young.  How it  lowers  man's  true standard I  How  it  hurries  to  despair!  Spleen, and spite, and hate are nourished  -Tn die . baleful   "I   don't  care!"  "I  don't  care 1"    Oh, why so common  Should  this   vile  expression  be?  Did it ever soothe  a sorrow,  Or  to  flight  put  misery? .   .  Did  it e'er dispel a shadow.  Or bring  sunshine anywhere?,  Came  there  ever  yet  a blessing  With the spiteful "I don't care!"  Pauper in   thy  wretched  garret,  Did  it, ever  bring  thee gold?  Maiden,  did  it  mend  the  quarrel  .,'" Which  arose When    love grew cold ?  Sailor on  the  boundless ocean,  Would you  ever danger dare,  On a ship, however worthy,  With the captain, "I don't care !"      a  Heart-crushed pilgrim on life's highway,  Did it ever bring thee balm?  Toiler roused by  man's  injustice,  Did it e'er thy spirit calm ?  Christian  reaching after heaven,  Did  it  ever lead  to  prayer?  Parent,  did  thy child's amendment  Ever follow "I  don't care!'!  Many a  wretch   in   anguish  groaning,  Racked  and  wasted  by  disease���������  Many a  thief his  crime atoning  In his  sin-boughc  miseries���������  Many a low-browed, ruthless murd'rer  Doomed  to  dangle  in  the air,  Owe  the  climax  of their follies  To  the  reckless  "I  don't care!"  "I don't care!"    Oh, let the sentence  .Never pass  yout   lips  again .'  ,It can  never  bring  you  pleasure,  Hut  it  may  engender  pain.  'Mid  all   Satan's  vile  inventions,,  None  more  surely  can   insnare,  Than the worthless, good-for-nothing,  Stupid  saying,   "I don't caie !"  ' ���������Francis S. Smith.  TO BOIIi a HAM.  To boil a whole ham  Mrs. Lincoln, in  the American Kitchen Magazine, says:  "Thoroughly brush  and   clean a' large  ���������ham in lukewarm   water in which   a  teaspoonful  of borax  has   been  dissolved.  Then soak in cold water over night.    In  the morning  shave off every particle of  thehardened surface.    Put it into a large  kettle and cover with  cold water.    Let it  heat  slowly,   and  as  it  begins  to   boil  remove the scum.    Then  add a bay leaf,  two large sprigs of parsley and one quart  of sweet  pickle vmegar, or one  pint  of  clear vinegar or cider.    Keep  the  kettle;  where it  will  barely  bubble,  and  let  it  cook till tender; allow twenty minutes to'  one  pound  from    the  time    simmering  commences.   If a fork will pierce through  the  thickest part  and  the skin peel  off  easily, it is done.    Let it,, remain   in the  liquor until cold.    Then carefully peel off  the skin, trim off any ragged edges, and  with  a cloth sop  the melted fat from the  top.    Mix one cup of fine cracker crumbs,  half a cup of brown sugar,  salt, spoonful  of pepper   and    one    salt    spoonful  of  I powdered tarragon, and moisten .slightly  with melted butter.    Spread  this  thickly  over the fat  surface,   and  return to  the  oven till brown and crisp.  IVERY  I a?m prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable pates.  D. Kilpatrick:,  Union, B.C.  EAMING-  '3&&&SZ&,  g^*There is Nothing  LIKE  GRAND   BALL.  ;.' We are authorized to announce a  graud ball under the Auspices of tlie  Firemen will be given in Cumberland  Hall about the i6th, of August.  Why Women Do Not Marry.  Somebody, writing iu Loudon Woman  declares that women are becoming more  marriageable. The writer declares that  they are not bo ready to rush into matrimony, certainly, for their lives are no longer  stunted and empty, and they are perhaps inclined to subject suitors to a little meutal  criticima. Moreover, men are happily, not  too eager to marry young. "I think we  LV shall find, as the world goes on," says the  writer referred to, "more happy marriages  to rejeice our quality of benevolence, for  the reasons that I have just stated are deep  and powerful incentives to happiness. If  only each ser would more fully realize the  honor done to it at the alter by the other!  The nicest, most chivalrous hearted men  sometimes say that half their pleasure in a  wife consists in talciug care of her, yet one  cannot help agreeing with the, saying of  some writer that a 'woman' in order to give  her hand with dignity, must be able to  stand alone.' The gift is then complete,  open hearted and generous, a meet return  for the honor, grace and reverence which  bavh been freely paid to her."  "It Pays."  Boys, the writer knows this to be true.  Several years ago a young man in the interior of Iowa wanted to go into business. He  had money to pay for part of tho goods  needed and wanted to buy as many more on  short time. The wholesale man he wished  to buy of had the reputation of being a difficult man to deal with. He vi-:i*,.;<! him and  laid the matter before him. "Well.'' ������.i:'d  ho, "I shall have to consider that before  giving you an answer, but let me offer you a  drink," pointing to a sideboard filled with  the choicest selection of wines and other  liquors kept in his private office. "No,  thank you," said the young man, "I never  drink liquors of any kind." The gentleman  frowned and urged him to taste some especially nice wine. The j'oung man replied: "I  dislike very much to offend you, air, bat I  have promised my mother never uader any  circumstances to touch wine, havo never  broken my word to her, and caonot now.'  "Young man," said the merchant, turning  and embracing him to his great astonishment, "you can have all the goods you  wi3h, and need pay no money down if it is  not convenient." It is needless to add than  young man was prospered in his business.  and has led a happy, useful life. It pays!  ���������The Gatling Gun.  If it is Well Put Together  So here it is : :  Single Harness at $lo, $12, $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.  Cumberland Hotel.  Union, B. C.  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  ������ North of Victoria'  And' the best kept house.  Spacious Billiard Room  and new  Billiard and Pool Tables  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  P  (  Pro MET Li'- .VXD  ISEALLY  DOISE  repairing,.  We5j'ey:;:Wi.J;!;if'd;  F^IOF'SSSIC ilsT ^.Xj.  Drs, Lawrence  Si. West wood.  r Physicians and Surgeons.  Wo have appointed ELr. Jamas Ab-  rauis out collector until lurcner notice, to -^rho-ai all overdue accoumts  -may fee paid.  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  fiiYSTCiAy,    Surgeon   and    Accoucheur.  Offices : Willard Block, Cumberland  Courtenay Housk, Courtenay.     ^  Hours of Consultation:   Cumberland, 10 to  12 a. m. Tuesdays and Fridays.  .   -Courtenay, 7 so 9  A. M. AND P.  M.  >������2������geS������������-Sgg5gSS2gg2  vffl  W.S   DALBY, D.DS.&L.D.Sg  Dentistry in all its Branches  Plate work, tilling and extracting  Office opposite Waverly Hotel, "CTnioh  (qi     Hours���������9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from  $1 6p.m. to 8 p.m.  BARKER & POTTS,  BARRISTERS,  SOLICITORS,  NOTARIES,   &C.  Office Room 2, McPhee & Moore B'ld'g and at  NANAIMO. B.  C.  P. O.  DRAWKK    18.  H. A. Simpson  Barrister & Solicitor. No's 2 !& 4  Commercial Street.  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Public  Office:���������Firsts   Street,     Union, B. C.  YARWOOD   &    YOUNG  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Carner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday of  each month and remain ten days.  1 have the largest Stock  of  WHIPS   in  town and also the  Best Axle Greaserat r*> BOxBS1   For Twenty-Five Cents������������������-��������� ������������������  Best of Wines and Liquors.  ? 1. J. Theobald,  2ou?8 aM Sip Paiiiter,  Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining  and   Decorating.  GRAINING A SPECIALTY.  All orders Promptly Attended to  ���������' ,- " ..''.      ������������������   .-���������'''       '.'''..���������("'.  TJmon, B. C!  ���������Bar  vei  -  AND  V  ���������O'  Bathing  l&siabii&lmien i  O. H, Fechn.er,  CHOICE    LOTS  F o r S A leo n D .u n s m u i r. av e;  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,  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 of Toronto   Union, B. C.  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular.  NOTICE.���������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire Brigade and its appliances,   should  b  aid to Mr. Frank Dalby.  Do you know that we can print you just  as neat a business card as you can get in  any other printing office in the Province,  and just as cheap too ? Bear in mind, we  print meal tickets also ? In fact we can  do anything iu the line of job printing.  Give us a trial.  Subscribe for   THE     NEWS  $2.00 per annum.  Puntledge Bottling Works,  DAVSD JONES, Proprietor,  -r��������� MANUFACTURER OF    SODA WATER,  LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Pnospnates and Syrups.  Bottler   of  Different   Brands   of   Lager  Beer,   Steam Beer  and  Porter.  Ag*ent for the? Union Brewery Company. ��������� "  v"E2::ECr BSElfR SOIL-D' FOR: O^.S^3I 03ST*2kJ"2'  ;V COURTENAY, B. C.  r/6  ���������BEST  6TEEI  WIRS  WIRE ROPE SELVAGE.  OHEJLF! CHEAP!! CHEAP!!  WOVEH WIRE HMCIKQ.     //these  AS WELL AS  Mc Mullen's  choice  -^s Hi-aufacthred and Sold by ^ 1   -v x 7 ��������� Tt T        "��������� r  TMB ONTARIO^ Netting    for  Trellis,   Poultry Yards,   Lawn Fencng,   etc.,  are   sold   much   Lower   this  year,   than ever  before.  T>  ,   1 HEY   ARE THE BEST.  Merchant for them.  Ask   your  Hardware  GOTO  FOR  AT  ��������� 1    i vc!*y  s&g.W.V.fe  WW  ices.  Posters  Pamphle  Circulars  Letterhead;  GOOD PAPER  GOOD INK  Dance Programmes Menues  Visiting Card Mourning   Card  Billheads Statements  Envelopes Noteheads  ������������&* Our   Work  Speaks    Our    Worth  gmVBSgBSggKWi'JUgit.n-m Mm a l-������ iwxswraeKxmiurwzrBmmm  'line Hesc CaugU Syrup.  Tastes Good. Use in time.  Sold by Druggists,  I presume we liave 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  I ever used.���������TV. C. Miltenberger, Clarion, Pa ,  Bee. 29, 1894. 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any complaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  jShorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  m  T^mg^^ti&vbfi^  The Best Cough Syrup.  Tastes Good. Use in time.'  Sold by Druggists.  50  YEARS*  EXPERIENCE.  TRADE  ttfARKS,  DESIGNS,  COPYRIGHTS  &c  Anyone sending a sketch and description may  qnicbly ascertain, free, whether an invention 18  probably patentable. Communications strictly  confidential. Oldest agency for securing patents  in America.   We have a Washington office.  Patents taken through. 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CONAN DOYLE.  .������������������''���������        .    (CONTINUED.) ,';  '��������� ���������    :   CHAPTER tU    ';:���������  THE STATEMENT OF THE CASE.  Miss' Morstan entered ��������� the room with,  .a firm step.and an outward- composure  of manner.    She (, was a blonde young  1 ady ,*''small,dainty, well gloved, and  dressed in the most perfect taste.- There'  was, however, a'plainness and simplicity 'about her costume which bore with  it a suggestion of limited, means.    The  dress was a somber grayish beige, un-  trimed and unbi'aidcd,  and she wore a  a small turban of tho same' dull hue,  relieved duly by: a suspicion of white  feather. in   tlie   side.     Her   face   ha-d  neither regularity of feature nor beauty  of  complexion, but her expression was  sweet and amiable, and, her large blue  eyes were singularly spiritual and sympathetic.    In an experience of women  which extends over many nations and,  three separate continents I have never  looked upon a face.which gave a clearer  promise   of   a, refined   and    sensitive  nature.    I could not but observe that,  as  she took   the seat which  Sherlock  Holmt-x-oPlftced  for  her,   her lip trembled,   her   hand   .quivered,   and    she  showed every sign of intense inward  agitation.  "I have come to  she said, "because  my employer,- Mrs  unravel a little domestic complication.  She was much impressed by your kindness and skill  you, Mr. Holmes,"  you once enabled  Cecil Forrester, to  '*Mrs. Cecil.Forrester," he repeated,  thoughtfully.' I believe that I was of  some slight service to her. The case,  however, as I remember; it was a very  simple one."  "She did not think so. But, at least,  you cannot sa3r the same of mine. I  can hardly imagine anything more  strange, more utterly inexplicable, th an  the situation in which I find myself."  Holmes rubbed his hands, and his  eyes glistened. He loaned forward in  his chair with an 'expression of extraordinary concentration upon his clear-  cut, hawklike features, "State your  case," said he, in brisk, business tones.  I felt that my position was an embarrassing one. "You will, I am sure,  excuse me," I said, rising from my  chair..',  To my surprise, the young lady held  up her gloved hand to  detain me.    "If  your friend," she laid, "would.be good  enough to stay, he might be of inestimable service to me,"  I relapsed into my chair..  '' Briefly," she con tinued,   '' the facts  are these.    My father was an officer in  an Indian regiment, who sent me home  when I' was quite a child.    My mother  was  dead,   and   I had no  relative in  England.    I was placed, however, in a  comfortable boarding establishment at  Edinburgh, and there I remained until  I was seventeen years  of age.    In the  year 1878 my  father,  who  was senior  captain    of    his    regiment,     obtained  twelve months' leave and came home.  He telegraphed to me from London that  he had arrived  all safe,   and directed  me to eomc  down at  once, giving the  Langham   Hotel as his address.    His  message,   as I  remember,   was full of  kindness and love.    On reaching London I drove to  the Langham, and was  informed   that   Captain  Morstan  was  staying there, but that he had gone out  the night before and had not returned.  I waited all day without  iicavs o������ him.  That night, on the  advice  of the man-  a.ger of the hotel, I communicated with  the police,  and  next morning we  advertised, in   all  the  papers.      Our  inquiries led to no result :   and from that  day to this no word has ever been heard  of "my  unfortunate father.    He came  home, with his  heart full  of  hope, to  find some peace, some comfort, and instead���������"      She   put her hand   to   her  throat, and a choking sob cut short the  sentence.  "The date?" asked Holmes, opening  his notebook.  "He disappeared upon the 3rd of December. i.878���������nearly ten years ago."  "His luggage V"  "Remained at ; lie hotel. There was  nothing in it to suggest . a clue���������some  clothes., some book:? and a considerable  nunilivr of curiosities from tlie Andaman 1's'aud. H" had been one of the  office.".-s ia charge of the convict guard  there."  "Had lie any friends in town?"  "Only one that we know of���������Major  Sholto.' of his own regiment, the  Thirty-fourth Hombuy Infantry. The  major had retired some little time before, and lived at Upper Norwood. We  communicated with him, of course, Imt  he did not, even know that his brother  officer was in England."  "A singular case." remarked Holmes.  "I have not yet described to you the  most singular part. About six years  ago���������to bo exact, upon the 4th of May,  1882���������an advertisement appeared in the  Times asking for the address of Miss  Mary Morstan, and stating that it  would be to her advantage to come forward. There was no name or address  appended. I had at that time just entered the family of Mrs. Cecil Forrester  in the capacity of governess. By her  advice I published my address in the  advertisement column. The same day  there ai*rived through the post a small  card-board box addressed to me, which  I found to contain a very large and  lustrous pearl. No word of writing  was enclosed. Since then every year  upon the same date there has appeared  a similar box, containing a similar  pearl, witnout any clue to the sender.  They iiave been pronounced by an expert to be of a rare variety and of considerable value. You can see for yourselves that they are very handsome."  She opened a flat box as she spoke, and  showed me six of .the finest pearls that  I had ever seen. ���������,'���������   " . ,   ' '���������  ..-"Your statement ,���������. is most' interesting." said Sherlock Holmes,_ "Has anything, else occurred to you.?". ���������  "Yes:   and   no   later   than   to-day.  That is why I have come to you.    This  . morning I  received  this  letter, which  you will perhaps.read for' yourself,"  "Thank you," said Holmes. "The  envelope, too, please. Post-mark, London, Si-W--, date,' July 7- Hum ! Man's  thumb-mark on corner���������probably postman. ' Best quality paper. Envelopes  at sixpence a packet. Particular man  in his stationery. , No address. 'Be at  the third pillar from ,the left outside  the Lyceum Theater to-night at seven  o'clock. If you are distrustful bring  two friends. You are a 'wronged woman, and shall have justice. Do riot  bring police. If you do, all will be in  vain. Your unknown friend.' "Well,  really, this is a.very ���������pre'tty little mystery.    Vv hat clo you intend to do,  Miss  Morstan?" '  "That is exactly what I want to ask  3rou."   ��������� '���������   ,  "Then, we shall'most certainly go.  You and I and���������yes, ' why v Doctor  "Watson is the very man. Your correspondent says two friends. 'He and  I have'worked together .before-.."''  "But would he  coirieV"  she  asked,  with something appealing in her voice ,  and expression. -  "I should bo proud and happy," said  I, fervently, "if I can be'of any service."  "You are both very kind," she answered. "I have led a retired life, and  have no friends whom I could appeal  to. If I am here at six it will-do, I  suppose?"- "  "You must not be later," said  Holmes. "There is one other point,  however.' Is, this handwriting the  same as that' upon the pearl-box addresses?"    *������������������'.���������  .--'.-, "I have them here," she answered,  producing half-a-dozen pieces of paper.  "You are certainly a model client.  You have the correct intuition. Let us  see, now." He spread out the papers  upon the table, and gave little, darting  glances from one to the other. "They  are disguised hands, except the letter," he said presently, "and there can  be no question as to the authorship.  See how the irrepressible Greek e will  break out, and sec the twirl of the final  s. They are .undoubtedly by the same  person. I should not like to suggest  false hopes. Miss Morstan, but is there  any resemblance between this hand  and that of your father ?"...  jj ^"Nothing could be more unlike."  "I expected to hear you say so. We  shall,look out for you, then, at six.  Pray allow, me to keep the papers. I  may look into the matter before then.  It is only half-past three. Au revoir,  then."  "Au revoir," said our visitor, and,  with a bright, kindly glance from one  to the other of us, she replaced her  pearl-box in her bosom and hurried  away. Standing at 'the window I  watched her walking briskly down the  street, until the gray turban and white  feather were but a speck in the somber  crowd.  "What .a very attractive woman !" I  exclaimed, turning to my companion.  He had lit his pipe again, and was  leaning back with drooping eyelids.  "Is she?" he said, languidly. "I did  not observe."  "You really are an automaton���������a  calculating-machine?" I cried. "There  is something positively inhuman in you  at times."  He smiled gently. "It is of the first  importance," he said, "not. to allow  your judgment to be biassed by personal qualities. A client is to me a  mere unit���������a factor in a problem. The  emotional qualities are antagonistic to  clear reasoning. I assure you that the  most winning woman I ever knew was  hanged for poisoning three little children for their insurance money, and the  most repeilant man of my acquaintance  is a philanthropist who has spent nearly aqtuu'ter" of a million upon the London poor."  "In this case, however���������"  "I never make exceptions. An exception disproves the rule. Have you  ever had occasion to study character in  handwriting? What do you make of  this fellow's, scribble ;'  "It is legible and regular." I answered. "A man of business habits and  some force of character."  Holmes shook his head. "Look at  his long letters," he said. "They hardly rise above the common herd. That  d might be sin a, and that 1 an e. Men  of character always differentiate their  long letters, however illegibly they  may write. There is vacillation in his  k's and self-esteem in his capitals. I  am going out now, I have some few  references to make. Let me recommend this book���������one of the most remarkable ever penned. It is Win wood  Heade's 'Martyrdom of Man.' I shall  be back in an hour.1'  I sat in the window with the volume  in my hand, but my thoughts were far  from the daring speculations of the  writer. My mind ran upon our late  visitor���������her smiles, the deep, rich tones  of her voice, the strange mystery  which overhung her life. If she were  seventeen at the time of her father's  disappearance she must be seven-and-  twenty now���������a SAveet age, when youth  has lost its self-consciousness and become a little sobered by experience. So  I sat and mused, until such dangerous  thoughts came into my head that I  hurried away to my desk and plunged  furiously into the latest treatise upon  pathology. What was I, an army  officer with a weak leg and a weaker  banking account, that i should dare to  think of such things ? She was a unit,  a factor���������nothing more. If my future  were black, it was better surely to face  it like'a mm than to attempt to brighten it by mere will-o'-the-wisps of the  imagination.  in excellent spirits���������a inodd which in  his case, alternated with fits of the  blackest depression. , "���������-���������  "There is no great mystery in/this  matter," he said, taking the cup of tea  which I had poured, out for him. "The  facts appear to admit of only one explanation." ��������� ."..;  "What! you have solved it already ?".          v--.; ���������',.    .' " ";,     ���������  "Well, that will be too much to say.  I have,,discovered a. suggestive, fact,  .'that is.all.' It .is,'however, very suggestive: The details are. still to be  ;,ulded. ;'��������� I have'-just'.found, on consulting the back files, of the Times, that  Major Sholto of "Upper Norwood, late  of the Thirty-fourth Bombay Infantry,  died upon the:2Stli.of April, 1882."  "I maybe very obtuse,  Holmes, but  I fail to see what this suggests."        , _  .,   "No !    You,surprise me.    Look at it  in this.'way, ���������'then..   Captain > Morstan  'disappears.    The  only person  in  London   whom   he   could  have' visited is  Major,. Sholto. .    Major   Sholto   denies  having heard' that he was in London.  Four.years later Sholto  dies.    Within  a week 'of, his death, Gaptai n Mors tan's,  daughter receives a valuable present,  which is repeated from year to year,  and now culminates in  a letter which  describes her as a   wronged   woman.  'What wrong* can it refer to except this  deprivation of  her father ?   And why  should the presents begin immediately.  after Shoito's  death, unless it is that  Sbolto's heir knows something  of  the'*  mystery, and desires to make compensation ?     Haye, you   any   alternative  theory which will meet the facts?"  ��������� ���������' "But what a strange  compensation !..  And how strangely made !'    Why, too,  should he write a letter now,  rather  than six years ago ?   Again, the letter  speaks l of  giving her   justice.    What  justice can she have ?   it'is too much  to suppose that her fattier is still, alive.  There is no other injustice in her case  that you know of."  "There are difficulties ; there are certainly difficulties," said Sherlock  Holmes, pensively. ''But our expedition of to-night will solve thein all.  Ah, here is a four-wheeler, and Miss  Morstan is inside. Are you all ready ?  Then we had better go down, for it is a  little past the hour."  I picked up my hat and my heaviest  stick, but I observed that.Holmes took  his revolver from his drawer and  slipped it into his pocket. It was clear  that he thought our night's work might  be a serious one.  ' Miss Morstan was muffled in a dark  cloak, and her sensitive face was composed,"...but pale. She must have been  more than woman if she did not feel  some uneasiness at the strange enterprise upon which we were embarking,  yet her self-control was perfect, and  she readily answered the few additional questions which Sherlock Holmes  put to her.  "Major Sholto was a very pafticula  friend of papa's," she'said. '."His letters-  wera full of allusions to the major .He  arid papa were in command of the  troops at the Andaman,Islands, so they  were thrown a great deal together. By,  the way, a curious paper "was found in  papa's desk which no one could understand. I don't suppose that it is of the  slightest importance, but I thought  you might care to see it, so I brought,  it with me.    It is here."  Holmes unfolded the paper carefully  and smoothed it  out  upon his   knee.  He then very methodicallj-  examined  it all over with his double lens.  "It is paper of native Indian manufacture," he remarked. . "It has at  some time been pinned to a board.  The diagram upon it appears to be a  1)1 an of part of a large building, with  numerous halls, corridors, and passages. At one point is a small cross  done in red ink. and above it is "3.37  from left," in faded pencil-writing.    In  ��������� At the .Lyceum Theater the crowds  were already-'thick''"at. the side-entrances. In front a continuous stream  of hansoms and four-wheelers ' were  rattling up, discharging their cargoes  of shirt-frOnted men and beshawled, be-  diamonded -women. We had, hardly  reached the third pillar, which was our  rendezvous, before a small, dark, brisk  man, in the dress of . a coachman, accosted us. ,:   ' ;���������'',.  "Are yoii the parties.who come with  Miss Morstan ?" he asked.,  "I am Miss Morstan, and  these two'  gentlemen are my friends," said she.  He bent a p'ai r of wonderful ly penetrating and questioning eyes upon'us..  "You will'e.xcuse me, miss," ho said,  - with a certain dogged manner, "but I  was to ask yon to give me, your word  'that,.neither.'.of' your companions is a  police officer."    "   ��������� ..'.'" ,  "I give you my word on that," she  answered. ������������������.".���������  He,gave a shrill Avhistlo, on which a  street Arab led ' across a four-wheeler,  and .opened the door. The mail who  had addressed us mounted to the box,  while jve took our places inside. . We  had hardly done- so before,the driver  whipped upiiis horse, and we plunged  away at a furious pace through the;  foggy streets.  Tiie situation was a curious one. We  were driving to, an unknown place, on  an unknown' errand.    Yet  our invitation was'either a complete hoax, which  was   ail  inconceivable   hypothesis, or  else we had  good reason to think that  important issues might hangUpon our  journey.      Miss   Morstan's   demeanor  was as resolute,  and collected as ever.  I endeavored to  cheer and  amuse her  by reminiscences of m3r adventures in  Afghanistan; but, to  tell the truth, I  was '.myself so excited at bur situation  and so curious  as to  our destination  that my stories were slightly invdlved;  To this day she declares that I told her  one   moving   anecdote   as   to   how   a  musket looked into my tent at the dead-  of night, ' and   how   I   fired a double-  barreled tiger cub afc it. ' At first I had  some idea as  to the direction in which  -*ye were driving ; but soon, what with  'our pace, the fog  and my own limited  knowledge of London! I iost my.bear-  ings, and knew nothing, save that Ave  seerried to be' going  a very  long Avay.;-  Sherlock Holmes was neA-er at fault,  hoAveA;er, and lie  muttered  the names  as the cab rattled through squares and  in'and out by tortuous by-streets.  "Rochester Row.-' said he. "Noav  Vincent Square. No\Ar Ave come out  on the Vauxhaii bridge Road. We are  making for the Surrey side apparently.  Yes, I thought so. Noav Ave are on the  bridge. ��������� You can catch glimpses of the  river;" <  We did indeed get a fleeting A*ieAV of  a stretch, of . the Thames, Avith the  lamps shining upon the broad, silent  Avater ; but .our cab'dashed on, and was  sooniiwol veel in a labyrinth of streets  upon the other side.  "WordsAvorth Road," said my companion. "Priory Road. ��������� Lark Hall  Lane. StockAArell Place. Robert  street. Cold Harbor Lane. Our quest  does not appear to take us to very  fashionable regions."  ���������IIOJ  ~is~*  No. 53.-���������timiispoHltlons..  A charming rustic beauty sue,     ,  Who A\*akes up with the sun,  Just as'the lark's sweet matin's poured  In-musical, fresh'bxn.  No TWO of stiff formalities  Her glad young life infold,  '. But Avhat of that?   Though pimply reared.  She hath a heart of gold,  Her cheek is white 'as snowflakes are,  With ne'er a ilaAV or mote,  Her '-r-titrkes ��������� a    soft,   green,  vandyked  ."  ruche���������     '   . ,  '���������  Clasp close her dainty throat.  And as in dreams I seo her iioav,  So fair, though plainly dressed,  My heart,, to beauty long so cold,  Fotra Avarmly in my breast,  And sore J wigh tho dreary FIAT  Of winter months beforo  I Avalk tlie fragrant fields in spring  And soo her faco, onco moro.  But Jlii/y will soon roll round again  In time's swift pinvard whirl,  Then, little daisy, sweet iield flowor,  : Wilt be my "summer.girl?"  "So. 54.���������A Curious Insect.  Which is always found Avhero thcro 1������  "ample;" always. Avhero thero is "scarcity;" always in'"a sIoav niOA'cmcnt;" always "before the given timo;" ahvays foi?  lowing "a' behest;", always before "the  one who contends for the prize in public  games;" alyrays bearing the samo relation  to "demand" as to "forbid;" neATer absent  from "the south polar regions;" ahvays  found in the stamens of flowers; infolded  in "a purple or Avhite immortelle;" nearly  in the center' of a "'tree called "tho tree oi  heaven;" always found in a certain wrap.  (TO EE CONTINUED.)  Hypnotism at a "Fire.  No. 55.���������Enigma. ,  I am one of a largo family, and, though  crooked from my ������������������birth, I am able to per  form the tasks giA-en to.mo as avcII as any  of my brethren. I am of more importance  than any. of my family, for, al though avU h  out nio they can perform their duty, yiM  they cannot) add strength or roup.'.;ness u  any of it. I am useful to others ;i 1'-���������.������, 1 mm  the senator to the schoolboy, and, i.hou^h  I am sometimes aA'oidedby little children,  yet, when thej' grow up, they will Lake mens an assistant in all their pleasures. You  can always employ mc for tho completion  of your oavu happiness, but you can make  your friend happy Avithout me. I tako a  treble interest in all your losses and am always ready to assist you.  No. 5G.��������� Board; and Ball-Puzzle.  CHAPTER ill.  IN QUE.^T OF A SOLUTION.  It Avas half-past  live  before Holmes  returned.    He   Avas bright,   eager and  the, left-hand corner is a curious hieroglyphic, like four crosses in a line with  their arms touching. ' Beside it is  written in very rough and coarse characters, 'The sign of the four���������Jonathan Small, Mahomet Singh, Abdullah  Khan, Dost Akbar.' No, 1 confess that  I do not see Iioav this bears upon the  matter! Yet it is evidently a document of importance. It has been kept  carefully in a pocket-book ; for the one  side is as clean as the other."  "It-was in his pocket-book that we  found it."  ' "Preserve it carefully, then, Miss  Morstan. for it may prove to be of use  to us. I begin to suspect that this  matter may turn out to be much deeper  and more subtle than I at first supposed. I must reconsider my ideas."  He leaned back in the cab, anc I could  see by his draAvn brow and his vacant  eye that he av;is thinking intently.  Miss Morstan and I chatted in an  undertone about our present expedition  and its possible outcome, but our companion maintained his impenetrable reserve until the end of our journey.  It Avas a September evening, and not  yet seven o'clock, but the day had  had been a divary one, and a dense,  drizzling fog lay "Ioav upon the great  city. Mud-colored clouds drooped sadly over the miuldy streets. Down the  Strand the lamps Avere but misty  splotches of diffused light which threw  a feeble circular glimmer upon the  slimy pavement, The yelloAV glare  from the shop AvindoAvs streamed out  into the stcamj-, vaporous air,_ and  threw a murky, shifting radiance  across the crowded thoroughfare.  There Avas to my mind something eerie  and ghostlike in the endless procession  of faces which flitted across these narrow bars of light���������sad faces and glad,  haggard and merry. Like all human  kind, they flitted from the gloom into  the light and sobrck into the gloom once  more. I am not subject to impressions,  but the dull, heavy evening, Avith the  strange business upon which Ave were  engaged, combined to make me nervous and depressed. I could see from  Miss Morstan's manner that she was  suffering from the same feeling.  Holmes alone could rise superior to  petty influences. He held his open  note-book upon his knee, and from time  to time he jotted clown figures and  memoranda in the light of his pocket-  lantern. .,_ ._  The professional hypnotist who has  been in the city for several days had an  opportunity the other night of demonstrating his poAver beyond contradiction  and in a manner that caused physicians  to look amazed and interested. Just  about the' close'of a performance at the  opera house last night; the fire alarm was  sounded, and a lady and a gentleman  attending had left their' babe at the  house Avhich was burning. When the  father discovered the house on fire,, he  -seemed to have lost his reason and frantically ran to the place and kicked  through a large avhkIoav light, cutting  his shoe in three or four places and getting an ugly gash in his foot. He then  made a di\*e through the AvindoAV, regardless of glass or sasii, and ran iiito the  burning room from Avhere it took four  men to carry him, and , assurances,by  thern that his only babe Avas safe in a  house just across the street Avere unheeded by him.  They then carried him by force, which  required the combined strength of four  strong men, to Avhere the child was; but  he evidenced symptoms' of convulsions  and was placed upon a bed, and it  seemed that scarcely enough men could  get to him to hold him there. In the  struggle the bedstead Avas torn doAvn. A  prominent physician began preparation  of a medicine to be administered. Meanwhile a boy had gone for the hypnotist,  Avho came up, requesting those holding  the gentleman to release him. remarking,  "He is only sleepy." Then, gently placing his hands on his head, he said:  "You arc almost asleep. You are going  to sleep. Noav, when 1 count three, you  A\dll sleep." The man ceased his struggling and slept. He Avas allowed to remain  quiet for only a few minutes, when the  hypnotist began to talk to him, assuring  him that he would soon awake and  Avould know nothing about what had  happened, a vhich he did at tho operator's  command and in amazement asked how  he came to be there and what had soiled  his clothes. The babe Avas brought to  him, and the hypnotist quietly slipped  out of the croAvd iind departed. Skepticism in regard to hypnotic power is a back  issue here, and the most learned men are  the ones most interested and. puzzled.���������  Palestine (Tex.) Letter in Galveston  NeAVS.  Get the cover of a small cigar box or anj  other thin board about 5 inches long and  cut it out the shape of the engraving.  Then arrange the strings and balls as  shoAvn in the same, with knots in the  string beneath the wood.  Tho trick is to get tho largo ball off the  string without untying it or removing anj  of the smaller balls. 'This good old puzzle  Avill entertain those of the boys who have  not yet learned tho trick of it.  No. 57.���������Crossword Enigma.  In stove, not in range;  In queer, not in strange;  In tune, not in song;  In wide, not in long;  In brace and. in prop;  In tarry, not in stop;  In fear, not in fright;  In nearly, not in quito.  Kow search theso Avords all  For an animal small.  BtoTT to Seat Tour Guests.  The host leads the Avay to the dining  room, offering his arm to the oldest lady  or the greatest stranger, unless it happens that the dinner is given for one  lady in particular, in which case she,  as the guest of honor, is taken in by the  host and seated at hisright. The other  guests follow, each gentleman giving  his arm to the lady he is to take in. The  hostess folloAvs last, Avith the oldest gentleman or the greatest stranger, who ia  then seated at her right.  No. 5S.���������Head Changes.  1. Change the head of an animal and  form to listen.  2. Change tho head of a color and form  shiftless.  3. Change the head of a bag and form a  bed.  4. Change the head of animals to a plaything.  6. Change the head of behind time and  form told.  6. Change the head of to dally and form  part of the hand.  7. Change tho head of a heathen and  form devastation.  8. Change the head of a weapon and  form to frisk.        A Few Riddles Solved.  What magazine would be likely to give  the best report of a fireP A powder magazine.  Though I dance at a ball, yet I'm nothing at all.    What am I?   A shadow.  Why is death liko a man breaking your  windows? He puts an end to your pains  (panes).  What sort of a countenance should ai*  auctioneer have?    One that is for-bidding.  When is a man not a man? When he is  a-shaving.  Tell me how to mako a tall man Bhort.  Try to borrow $5 of him.  Tbe Typewriter Touch*  Now that typewriters are found In  homes almost as commonly as the, writing,  desk it is perhaps pertinent to remind  Women that the use of the machine is very  hurtful to a piano player. The sharp stao-  fiato movements of the writing machine  stiffen the fingers and tend to lessen the  suppleness necessary for the piano keys.  Fought "With. Bows and Arrows.  The last European battle in which bows  and arroAvs Avere used was that of Leipsic,  La October, 1813, when the French were  flefeated by the allies. The Busslana  brought into the field some Tartars whos������  only weapons were bows and arrows, and  ������ French general was wounded by an arrow in the battle.  J-  $  k  1*1  5 -i  >���������   L  V  il  n  i  f  I  r -  1  m  m  m  ���������JHl  m  i  W  m  W'  v.-  1  I  t:i  v. *  KAISE EOR fiKEECE.  |bev. dr. talmage on a subject  ���������     of worldwide interest.  He Shows What We. Owe the Greeks���������A  Debt iii LanfUase, Art, Heroism and  Medicine���������Tlie Best Way to Pay the Debt.  Washington, March 2S���������As T>r. Tal-  Jinage's sermons are published on both  (Bides of the ocean, this ���������; discourse on a  subject of AvorldAVide interest will-attract  universal attention. His text was Ro-  mans i,- 14, "I am debtor, both: to the  Greeks and to the barbarians^''  I At this time, Avhen that behemoth of  abominations, Mohammedanism, after  having gorged itself on the carcassses of  100,000 Armenians, is,, trying to put'its  paws upon, one of the  fairest   of   all ha-,  sermon , of   sympathy   and  jtions, that of the Greeks, .. I' preach   this'  protest,   for  this   side   of  side, like  debtor to  is   cm-  [the sca,/as'-Avell  'Paul, A\'ho Avrote  I every intelligent ijerson on  is   the   other  the text,    is  'the Greeks.    T'he  .jj.re.sent   crisis  jphasized   by   the   guns   of ,   the   allied  poSvers of Europe, ready, to be unlimbered  against the Hellenes, and   I am asked to  ,'speak,out. .Paul, 'with, a master, intellect  .of the ages, sat in brilliant   Corinth, the  'great Acro-Corinthus   fortress  IroAvning  ,'from the, height of 1,(586 feet, and  in the  ',house of Gaius, Avhere hc'Avas a   guest, a  ��������� big pile of money   near   him, Avhich   he  iwas taking to Jerusalem for,the'  jjooi*.  r*   .In this letter   to    che'-'-Komaus, Avnich  Chrysostom admired so much that he had  it read to him tAvico a   week,'   Paul practically: says: "I,    tlie   apostle,   am bank  rupt. ,,I oavc   Avhat   I   cannot pay, but I  will pay as large a"p'crcentage as. I. can.  It is an obligation for. Avhat Greek literature and Greek sculpture and,Greek architecture and Greekprowess   have done for  me.   I 'will pay all I can   in instalments  of   evangelism.     I   am   insoh'ent to the  Greeks."     Hellas, as the inhabitants call  it, or   Greece, as Ave call it, is   insignificant in size, about a third as Targe as the  6tate of Ncav York, but   Avliat it lacks in  breadth it makes \ up in   height, with its  mountains Cylene and   Eta. arid Taygetus  and Tymphrestus, each over 7,000 feet in  elevation, and it Parnassus,    over   8,000.  Just the country for mighty men f.o be born  in,for in all lands the most of the iutellec-  . tualand moral giants Avere not born on the  plain, but had for- Cradle the valley  between tAvo moutains. '-That country, no  part of which is more than 40 miles from  ihe sea, has made its impress upon the  world as no other nation, and it ������ to-day  holds a first mortgage of obligation upon  all. civilized' people. While aa-g must leave  to statesmanshijj'" and clijjloniacy the settlement of the intricate questions Avliicb  now involve all Europe and indirectly all  nations, it is time for all churches,; all  schools, .all'..universities, all arts, all literature, to sound out in tlie most emphatic  'way' the declaration, "I .am debtor to  the Greeks^"''      ���������,'";���������:-."  Tlie Greek I^iinqriijisje.  In the first place, we OAve to their lang-.  Uttge our New Testament. All of it was  first Avricten in Greek, except tho book  of MattheAv, and that, Avritteh in the  Aramaean language, Avas soon pun into  Greek by our Saviour's brother James.  To the Greek language Ave OAve the best  sermon ever preached, tho best letters  ever wirtten, the best. visions ever7 kindled. AIT the parables in Greek. All the  miracles in Greek. .. The sermon on the  mount in Greek. The story of Bethlehem  and Golgotha and Olivet and Jordan  banks and Galilean beaches and Pauline  embarkation and Pentecostal tongues and  seven trumpets that sounded over Pat-  mos have come to the Avorld in liquid,  symmetrical, picturesque, philosophic,  unrivaled Greek, instead of tho gibberish  language in Avhich many of tho nations  of the earth at that time jabbered. Who  can forget it, and avIio can exaggerate its  thrilling imjjortance, that Christ and  heaven were introduced to us in the language of ^the Greeks, the language in  which Homer had sung and Sophocles  dramatized and Pato dialogued and Socrates discoursed and Lycurgus legislated  and Demosthenes thundered   his   oration  Grecian mythology has been  the   richest  mine from   Avhich orators   and   essayists  have   drawn     their     illustrations     aiid  painters   the   themes  for -their   canvas,  and,    although* now an nearly exhausted  mine,    Grecian   mythology     has ', ' done  a work   that   nothing   else   could   have  accomplished.    Boreas,   representing the  north Avind; Sisyphus,,  rolling the stone  up the hill, only to have the same   thing  to do over again;    Tantalus, Avith   fruits  above -him   that   he   could, not reach;  Achilles, Avith ;his   arrows; Icarus,    Avith  his waxen AA-ings,' flying too near the sun:  the;Centaurs," half man and   half,   beast;  Orpheus, Avith his lyre; Atlas,   with   the  Avor'ld' on his back���������all   these   and   more  have" helped literature, from the graduates  speech on commencement   day   to Rufus  Ghoate's'eiilogium on Daniel   Webster at  Dartmouth.    Tragedy   and   comedy Avere  born in the festiATals   of    Dibnysius     at  Athens.    The lyric and elegiac   and epic  poetry of Greece 500 years   before, Christ  has its echoes in the   Tennysons,    Long-  fellbAVS and Bryants . of; .1,800'. and 1,900  years after Christ;.  There is not an effective jniljnt or editorial chair or professor's  room,cultured parlor or intelligent farmhouse to-day in America' or   Europe that  could not   appropriately,   employ   Paul's  ejaculation and say, "T am debtor, to the  Greeks. :;. ..'������������������  ���������/ /',.'���������.   -���������  The fact is this���������Paul had got much  of his oratorical power of expression from  the Greeks. That he had studied their  literature Avas evident when, standing in  the ''��������� jjresence of an audience of Greek  scholars on Mars hill, Avhich overlooks  Athens, he: dared to quote from one of  their'own Greek poets, either Clean thus  or'Aratus,.'declaring, "As certain also' of  your own poets-" have said, 'For Ave are  also bis offspring.,' " And he made accurate quotation,' Gleanthus, one of the  poets, having Avritren:���������  For Ave thine offspring   are.r   All   things  ' ' ". that creeji: ' ".;     ''  r;.  Are but the echo of the A~oice divine.  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Everlasting  thanks  to God that the 'waters of life were not  handed to the world in the umvjished  cup of corrupt languages from Avhich  nations had been drinking, but in the  clean, ' bright, golden lipped, emerald  handled chalice of rhe Hellenes. Learned  Curtius Avrote a Avhole volume about the  Greek verb. Philologists century after  century have been luo-isuring the symmetry of that, kinguage. laden Avith elegy  and philippic, drama and comeciy. ;<Odyssey" and "Iliad," bur .the grandest'thing  that Greek language; <:\*or accomplished  was to give to tlie Avorld the benediction,  the comfort, the irradiation, the salvation, of the gospel of tho Son of God.  For that Ave are debtors to the Greeks.  And Avhile speaking of our philological  obligations let mc call your attention to  the fact that many of the intellectual and  moral and theological leaders of the ages  got much of their discipline and effectiveness from Greek literature. It is popular  to scoff at the dead languages, but 50  per cent, of the world's intellectuality  ���������would have been taken off if through  learned institutions our young men had  not, under competent professors, been  drilled in Greek masterpieces, Hesiod's  "Weeks/and Days,'T or the eulogium by  Simoniaes of the slain in Avar, or Pindar's "Odes of Victory," or "The Recollections of Socrates," or "The Art of  Words," by Corax, or Xenophon's "Anabasis. ''  History and tlie Greeks.  From the Greeks the Avorld learned  how to. make history. Had there been no  Herodotus and Thucydides there would  have been no JNIacaulay or Bancroft. Had  there been no Sophocles in tragedy there  would have been no Shakespeare. Had  there been no Homer there Avould have  been no Milton. The modern wits, who  are uoav or have been put on the divine  mission of making the Avorld laugh at the  right time, can be traced back to Aristophanes, the Athenian, and many of the  jocosities that are hoav taken as neAV had  their suggestions 2,3U0 years ago in the  64 comedies of that master of merriment.  We arc his offspring,-".'and to Jove Ave fly.  It Avas rather a--j-isky tiling for Paul to  attempt to quote extemporaneously ...from  a poem in a languagi'.foreign to his and  before Greek scholars, but Paul did it with-  out stammering and then acknowledged  before the most distinguished audience  on the planet ��������� his .indebtedness to the  Greeks,, crying out in his oration, "As  one of your OAvn .-poets has said. '���������'���������  Grocic Architecture.'"  Furthermore, all   the   ciA'ilized   world,  like Paul; is indebted to   the Greeks   for  architecture.      The Avorld before the time  of the Greeks had   built   jnonoliths, obelisks, cromlechs, sphinxes and  pyramids,  but they 'were 'mostly.-monumental to the  dead \yhoni they failed   to   memorialize.  We are not certain .even of   the names of  those in Avhose conimeiiioration the pyramids were built.    But Greek architecture  did most for the liA-ing.  Ignoring Egyptian precedents, and    borroAving   nothing(  from other''���������.nations.'   Greek:  architecture  curved its own columns, set its own pedi-  f ments.    adjusted   its   OAvn   entablatures,  rounded its oavu molding and carried put  as ne\*er   before the   three   qualities   of  right building, called   by. an. old   author  "llrmitas,    utilitas,   venustas'?���������namely,  -firmness, usefulness,   beauty.      Although  the Parthenon on tlie Acropolis of Athens  is only a Avreck of the storms and   earthquakes, and bombardments of   many centuries, and   although    Lord    Elgin   took  from one side of that building, at an expense of .*?'*i50,000, t-Avo shiploads of sculpture, one shipload   going   doAvri   in   the  Mediterranean   and    the   other   shipload  iioav to be found in the British  museum,  the   Parthenon, though    in   comparative  ruins, has    been   an    inspiration    to   all  architects for centuries past   and Avill   be  an inspiration all the time from now until tlie Avorld itself   is a temple   of   ruin.  .Oh, that Parthenon ! One never gets OATer  having once seen it.      But what must ic  have been Avhen it stood as its architects  Ikitnos and   Kallikrates, built it out   of  Pcntelican marble, Avhite  as Mont Blanc  at noonday and as OArerwhelming.  Height  above height. ,     Overtopping the   august  and majestic pile and'rising from its roof  AA'as   a   statue    of   Pallas Promachus in  bronze, so tall   and   flashing that sailors  far one at sea beheld    the.  plume of   her  helmet.      Without the aid of   the eternal  God it never could   have   been   planned,  anil AvithouC the aid   of   God the   chisels  and trowels never could have constructed  ic.   There is not a fine church building in  all the Avorld, or a   properly   constructed  courthouse, or a ben mi ml art gallery, or  an appropriate audiroi ium, or a   tasteful (  home, which, because of that Parthenon,  Avhether its style or   some other style   be  adopted, is not   directly   or   indirectly a  debtor to the Ureeks  But there is another art iu my mind���������  the most, facinating, elevating and inspiring of all   arts   and    the nearest   fo   the  diA-ine���������for Avhich all   the    world oavcs a  debt to the Hellenes that   will   never   be  paid.    I mean   sculpture.     At    least 650  years before Christ tiie    Greeks   perpetuated the human face and   form   in   terra  cotta and marble.   What a, blessing to the  human   family   that    men    and women,  mightly   useful,    who    could    live   only  within a century mav lie  perpetuated'for  five or six or ten centuries!    How I AA*ish  that some sculptor contemporaneous Avith  Uhrist could have put his matchless form  in marble!    But for every grand   and exquisite statue of Martin Luther, of John  Knox, of William Penn, of Thomas Chalmers, of Wellington, oi' Lafayette, of any  of the great statesmen or emancipators or  conquerors who adorn your   parks or fill  tins niches of your grand   academies, you  are debtors to the Greeks.    They  covered  the Acropolis, they gloriiied the temples,  they adorned the   cemeteries   Avith   statues, some in cedar, some in    ivory, some  in silver, some in gold, some in size diminutive and some in size colossal.   Thanks  to    Phidias,    avIio   worked   in   stone; to  Clearchus,    who    worked    in    bronze; to  Dont.tf-, Avho worked in gold,   and   to all  ancient chisels   of   commemoration.     Do  you not realize that for many of the wonders of sculpture   Ave are debtors   to    the  Greeks'-'  The Art of  Mealitijr.  Yea, for the science   of   medicine,   the  great art of healing, we must   thank the  open the portholes  against that small  read of the battle  10,000 Athenians,  Greeks.    There   is the. , immortal   Greek  doctor, Hippocrates, avIio first opened the  door for disease to go   out   and health to  come in.    He   first set forth the importance'of cleanliness and sleep, making the  patient before' treatment   to   be   Avashed  'and take slumber on the hide of a sacrificed beast.    He- first discoA-ered the im  portaiicc   of ' thorough     prognosis      and  diagnosis.    He   formulated   the   famous  'oath of Hippocrates   Avhich   is   taken by  physicians of our d^y.:   He'.'emancipated  medicine from   superstition,   empiricism  and priestcraft.    He Avas the father of all  the  infirmaries,   hospitals   and   medical  colleges of the last^S centuries.   Ancient  medicament and surgery had  before that-  been anatomical and physiological assault  and battery, and   long after   the time of  Hippocrates, the Greek doctor,   Avhere his  theories were not knoAvn; the Bible speaks  'of'.'fatal���������medical treatment Avhen   it says,  "In his   disease ��������� he   sought   not   to the  Lord, but   to   the   physicians,    and Asa  slept with his fathers."    And Ave read in  the NeAV Testament of   the   poor Avoman  Avho had  been   treated., by   incompetent  doctors, who asked   large   fees,   Avhere it  says, "She had suffered   many   things of  many physicians and   had  spent all that  she had ������and : Avas   nothing   better,    but  rather grew   Avorse."    For   our . glorious;  science of medicine   and   surgery���������more  sublime   than   astronomy,   for' Ave have  more to do   with   disease   than with the  stars; more beautiful   than   botany,    for  bloom of health in the cheek of Avife and  child is worth   more   co   us than all che  roses of the garden���������for this   grandest of  all sciences, the science of healing, - eA'ery  pillow of recovered   invalid,   every '-ward  of American and European hospital, may  well cry out: "Thank lGod  for   old  Dr.  Hippocrates.    I, like Paul,   am indebted  to the, Greeks."     ",,  Furthermore, all the Avorld is obligated'  to Hellas more thein   it   can ever pay for  its   heroics in tlie   cause   of   liberty and  right.    United   Europe   to-day   had not  better think   that   the   Greeks   Ayill not  fight.    There may   be   fallings back and  v^tcillations and temporary defeat,   but if  Greece is right allEurope cannot put her  doAvn.    The other   nations,   before   they  of   their   men-of-war  kingdom,   had better  of   Marathon,   Avhere  led   on   by Miltiades,  triumphed over 100,000 of their enemies.  At that time, in Greek   council   of  war,  five   generals   Avere   for   beginning   the  battle and five were,,against   it.,   Gallirn-  achus,presided   at ��������� the   councils of war,  had  the   deciding   vote,    and   Miltiades  addressed him, saying:���������  "It now rests with you, Callimachus,  either to enslave Athens, or, by insuring  her freedom, to win yourself an immortality of fame, for never since the Athenians were a people Avere they in such  danger as they are in at this moment. If  they bow the knee to these Medes, they  are to be given up to Hippias, and you  know what they Avill then have to suffer,  but if Athens comes victorious out of  this contest she has it in her power to  become the first city of Greece. Your vote  is to decide Avhether Ave are to join battle  or not. If Ave do not bring on a battle  presently, some factious intrigue will  disunite the Athenians, and the city will  be betrayed to the Medes, but if Ave fight,  before there is anything rotten in the  state of Athens I belieA-e that, jjrovided  the gods will give fair field and no  favor, we are able to get the best of it in  the engagement."  Debt to the Greeks.  But noAV comes the practical question,  Hoav can Ave pay that debt or a part of  it? For Ave cannot pay more than 10 per  cent, of that debt in which Paul acknoAA7-  ledged himself a bankrupt. By praying  Almighty God that ho will help Greece  in its present Avar Avith Mohammendanism  and the concerted empires of Europe. I  knoAv her queen, a noble, Christian woman, her face the throne of all beneficence and loveliness, her life an example  of noble Avifehood and motherhood. God  help those palaces in these days of aAvful  exigency! Our American senate did well  the other day. Avhen, in that capitol  building Avhich oAves to Greece its columnar impressiveness, they passed a  hearty resolution of sympathy for that  nation. Would that all Avho have potent  words that can be heard in Europe would  utter them noAV, Avhen they are so much  needed! Let us repeat to them in English  what they centuries ago declared to the  world in Greek, "Blessed are those who  are persecuted for righteousness' sake,  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."  Another way of partly paying our debt  to the Greeks is by higher appreciation of  the learning and self-sacrifice of the men  Avho in our oavu land stand for all that  the ancient Greeks stood While here  and there one comes to public approval  and reAvard the most of them live in  privation or on salary disgracefully small.  The scholars, the archaeologists, the  artists, the literati���������most of them live up  three or four flight of stairs and ! y small  AvindoAVs that do not let in the full s.in  light You pass them every eA'ery d. y ii.  your   streets   without   any   iveogiMiic-i  Grub street, where many of   the  mighty,  men of, the past suffered, is   long enough  to reach around the'world.-   No   need   of  wasting   our,   sympathy   upon the unappreciated   thinkers   and   workers  of the  past,   though   Linnaeus . sold   his works  for a single ducat, though Noah Webster's  spelling book yielded him more   than his  .dictionary, though'  Correggio,    the great  painter,   receiving   for   long    continued  work payment of ������39, died from OA-erjoy;  though Avhen Goldsmith's friends visited  him they were obliged to sit. in   the window, as he had but   one   chair;   .though  Samuel Boyse, the great poet,   starved to  death; though the author of "Hudibras"  died in a garret, though "Paradise Lost"  brought its author only \-SS5 cash   down,  with   promise   of   ������50, more   if the sale  warranted it, so that   $75   was   all  that  was   paid   for   what   is   considered  the  greatest poem ever written.,   Better  turn  our attention to the  fact   that   there are  at   this   moment   hundreds   of   authors  painters,     sculptors,   .architects,  . brain  workers, without bread and Avithout fuel  and without competent apparel.    As   far j  as you can afford it, buy their sculpture, j  read their books, purchase their pictures,  j  encourage their pen,   their   pencil,   their J  chisel, their engraver's knife, their archi- j  tect's compass.    The   Avorld   calls   them  "book-worms"   or "Dr.   Dryasdust, "but  if there had been no .bookAvorms   or dry j  doctors of laAV and science   and   theology i  there would have   been   no   Apocalyptic I  angel. 'They are the Greeks of our country and.time and your obligation to them-  in infinite. .    v  *.'. Way to Pay tlie Debt.  But there is a better way to pay them,  and that is by their   personal   salvation,  which Avill never   come to them through  books or   through; learned   presentation,  because ;.in ���������'���������; literature    and    intelectual  realms they are masters.'   They   can out-  argue, outquote,' dutdogmatize you.    Not  through   the -gate    of    the   head,     but  through the gate of the heart,,. you   may  capture them.  When men of learning and  might   are   brought   to   God,    they   are  brought by the simplest story of what religion can do for a soul.    They  have lost  children.   Oh, tell them how Christ comforted you Avhen you lost your bright boy  or blue eyed girl!    They   have found life  a struggle.  Oh,' tell them hoAV Christ has  helped you all the   AA'ay   through!    They  are in bewilderment.  Oh, tell them with  how many hands of joy  heaven   beckons  you upward! "When Greek meets Greek,  then comes the tug of war," but when a  warm    hearted   Christian   meets   a man  who needs   pardon   and   sympathy   and  comfort and eternal life then   comes victory. If you can, by some incident of self  sacrifice, bring   to   such   scholarly   men  and women   what   Christ   has  done   for  their eternal rescue, you may bring them  in.     Where.  Demosthenic   eloquence and  Homeric   imagery   Avould   fail   a kindly  heart throb may succeed.    A   gentleman  of this city sends me  the   statetment   of  what' occurred a few days ago among the  mines of   British   Columbia.    It   seems  that Frank Conson and Jem Smith were  down in the   narroAV   shaft   of   a mine.  They had   loaded   an   iron   bucket with  coal,   and   Jim    Hemsworth,     standing  above ground, was   hauling   the   bucket  up by windlass, when the Avindlass broke,  and the  loaded' bucket   Avas   descending  upon the tAvo miners.    Then   Jim Hems-  worth, seeing Avhat must be certain death  to the   miners   beneath,    threAV   himself  against the cogs of  the    whirling   windlass, and though his flesh Avas   torn   and  his bones   Avere   broken   he   stopped the  whirling windlass aud   arrested   the descending bucket and   sa\Ted   the   lives of  the two miners   beneath.     The   superintendent of the mine    fleAV    to   the rescue  and blocked the machinery.    When   Jim  HemsAVorth's bleeding and   broken   body  was put on   a   litter   and   carried homeward and some one exclaimed, "Jim, this  isaAvfull" he replied.  "Oh,    Avhat's   the  difference so long as I saved   the   boys?"  What an illustration it Avas   of   suffering for   others,    and    what   a text from  which to illustrate   the   behaA-ior   of our  Christ, limping and lacerated and broken  and torn and   crushed    in    tho   Avork  of  stopping the descending ruin that  would  have destroyed   our   souls!    Try   such a  scene of A'icarious    suffering   a.s   this    on  that man    capable   of   overthroAving   all  your arguments, for the   truth,    and   he  Avill sit   down   and   weep.       Draw   your  illustrations from the classics,   and it  to him an old story, but Lej'den jars and  electric batteries and telescopes and Greek  drama Avill all surrender to   the   story of  Jim Heiusworth's "Oh, Avhat's the difference so long as I saved the boys?"  Then, if your illustration of Christ's  self sacrifice, draAvn from some scene of  to-day, and your story of what Christ has  done for you do not quite fetch him into  the right AA\*ry, just, say to him, "Professor���������doctor���������judge, Avhy Avas it that  Paul declared he AA*as a debtor to the  Greeks?" And ask your learned friend  to take his Greek testament and translate  for you, in his own way, from Greek  into English, the splendid peroration of  Paul's sermon on Mars hill, under the  power of which   the scholarly   Dionysius  surrendered���������namely, "The times of this  ignorance God' Avinked at, but now com-  mandeth all men eA'ery Avhere to repent,  because he hath appointed a day in the  which he will judge the Avorld in righteousness, by what man Avhom he hath  ordained, whereof he hath given assurance unto .all men in that, he hath raised  him from the dead." By the time he has  got through the translation from the  Greek I think you will see his lip tremble, and there will'come a pallor on his  face like the pallor on the sky at daybreak. ���������; By the eternal;salvation of that  scholar, that great thinker, that splendid  man, you Avill have_ done something to  help pay your indebtedness to the Greeks.  And now to God the Father,' God the  Son and God the Holy Ghost be honor  and glory and dominion and A-ictory and  song, .world'Avithout end.  Amen.  SAVED EMR LIFE.  THE HARROW ESCAPE OF  A FER-  GUS MERCHANT'S  DAUGHTER.  Had Been AVcalc and  Sickly From Infancy  ���������Neither  Doctor  Nor  JFriencis   Thoujjht  ���������She Would Survive���������Dr.   AVilliaixi's Pink  Pills Saved  Her JAU---.rAd-vicn to Parents  From the Fergus NeA\-s-Record.  ���������'.".Mr. C. M. Post, fruit and   confectionery dealer, St.:   AndrcAv 'street,    Fergus,  last week related to  a   representative   of  the NeAvs-Recofd   the, sad story   of   tho  terrible suffering and sickness of  his little daughter Ella, .his only- child, now a  strong'and healthy litltemaiden   of ten  years of age.    Ac the time   of the child's  .IllnessJ. Mr. JPost was a"resident of Hamilton.    His'story-is  substantially as   fol-  Ioavs: "My daughter had been \*ery   deli-c  cate from   childhood   until about   three  years ago, and the money it cost me   for  doctor's bills made   me   poor   as it   was  seldom she Avas   Avithout a doctor's  care,  and at times AS'e    have    had as   many as  three doctors in   attendance and   hope of  saving her despaired of.  The doctors succeeded in keeping her aliA'e, but she  Avas  gradually cgroAving   AA'orse    and   we   all  thought she was going to die.   Our regular physician had given up hope   of   saving her life .and remarked that if it Avere  only AA*arm weather, (ic Avas then winter)  there might be a chance   But seven summers had passed since her birth and   she  had gradually'' become   feebler, and   my  AA'ife and I thought it Avas just a   matter  of time until   the child Avould  be   called  to a better   home.      About this time Dr.  Williams' Pink   Pills   Avere   prominently  brought to   our   notice   through a   cure  they Avrought    in a  neighbor's child.      I  thought I Avould give them a trial and so  informed the doctor, but he only laughed  at the idea of them    helping   her.    Hoav-  eA-er I   bought   a box of    Che Pink Pills,   ,  and began giving   them    to.   her, half   a  pill at a time.      After a short treatment  Chere   Avas ��������� such   an    improvement   that  neither her mother   nor   I    could . doubt  that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills Avere helping her, and 1 decided    to   abandon   the  doctor's serA'ices    altogether.     The   Pink  Pill treatment   Avas    continued   and   although the progress towards health   and  strength    Avas    necessarily   slow, it   Avas  none the less certain and it AA-as    continued until she is a.s well    and    strong   as  you see her to-day.and i nni   thankful to  say she has had no occasion for   medical  treatment since.     1 am a strong belio\-er  in the   efficacy    of    Dr.    Williams' Pink  Pills, for Aveak and delicate children,and  I firmly believe it Avas this, medicine that  saved my child."  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are an all-  round-year medicine and are quite as efficacious in the case of children as in  adults. They restore to the blood its  lacking constituents and make it rich,  red and pure. In this way they strengthen the system and drive out disease.  There aro many cases like the atywe in  which this Avonderful medicine has restored health and strength after the best  medical advice had failed. The genuine  Pink Pills are sold in boxes, the wrapper round Avhich bars the full trade  mark, "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for  Pale People. ' There ^re other pills colored pink, but they are base imitations  >s ! offered only because they give the dealer  a greater profit. They should always be  refused.  Penitence.  Dorothea���������Did you go to the party last  evening?  Mildred���������Oh, dear, no! I'm keeping  Lent. I staid home and played 6olitaire  and ate marshmalloAvs all night. It was  just lovely!���������Cleveland Leader.  Her Fall.  "Merciful heaven!" she gasped.  But she did not fall upon her knees.  She fell upon the knees of those merely  who had seats.  In i he meanwhile the trolley car aped  on as biiore.���������Detroit Journal. :Oi
G. A.. McBain  Szdo;
Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.G.
.^.i". ������ .-'Is. ^���������X[.y. :���. '��������� ..;,;��� Trail las; P;is:ay
'Mr.  JatiiO- l.)i.i).=!MU!'   twv.vt  i p li.Ht'  Wednesday and returned on Fiiday.       ���    '
..���'Mrs'..Ban.' We.itwood   and family came up
on Wednesday'':* boa': from.N.iuaimo.        -   '
Mr3.    (,\-i4|*ive   Hauck- and   little' Miss
H;.v..ei-. rtuin-.-jcd last Aveek from Victoria.
���'.  M.i*s. J.- 0'Br!:->.-i  'reuirn^d on. Wednesday
. from ���'<*:���- r-x:oi:dt-u visit   to relative:*   in   Vic-
,'.J>:r.   '.*.���.'!-:,;'j';   <-f   Vancouver   is: visiting
Dr.' !i'1'.'.-r.���.'.,���.:..��� *.\h: f'U'diy^    [:��e is a broiher-
. bi-huv of !.h>: doctoT.
J]r. J. J. 'IvIcKirn refc'wri-icd yesterday from
"Jfirvia-'lult't by iow-boat. The tunnel is
.���lioAv* iu.'payiri.' ore.
��� Mrs. -Mn-.-iir,:!:; iu-d'-ciiU'lr^ij,' a,vd'.M.I=*? Dim-
m-jok of We'liiigi-o'i, -are vi3hi-.:g Mr. and
ill's. Lewis -Mo untie. ,
'Mrs. 0>ve;.i!i, wife of, tho genial Capt.
O.veii.s, of the .S. 8. Gily 'of .Nanaimo, was a,
���guest.of Mr; "Win. LevtHd -and family, - Courtenay.' /'���       ' ','.. .���''.','
Mr. and   Mrs. Alex.    Mellado, and  Miss
Canie   Mellado wore .passengers   for   Union;
last week, after a-visit to friends in  Nanaimo. ..-',:,'',
. Mrs. John Williams left Friday morning
for a few v/eeks visit among .friends ou the
Lower Fri-iser, Avhere. she avill be joined by
her .daughters wiiohave been on, a visit to
Saadon.   ������ ��� ���  , ���'"'  ���������...������������'
Ii, M.S.   Wild  Swan  left   Tuesday  of
last week for Behrin^f Sea. '
The hay this season was plentiful but
much of it gathered in bad condition.-,'./
In some places trees are not in bearing,
but ori many farms there will be. a prodigious crop
Mrs. Smith,   who has been .staying   at
Mr. John. Urcjuhart's,   Courtenay, a feiv.
Aveeks, returned by last steamer.
'.' Miss F. McDonald   was   a   'passenger
Friday   on   the   out-going   steamer   for
; Nanaimo.    She will attend' H:gh,School
_there.   -.    ���' ������
Mrs. Jones of Nanaimo, who has been
��� a guest   of her son,   Mr.   Dave,   Jones-of
��� Courtenay  for a'-month,   took, the  boat
Friday  for her home in the   Black   Diamond City.,, ���
Work on the new parsonage for Rev.,
J. X. VVillemnr will be commenced this
week. The,family wilt live in the present
building until the other ,is completed; the
new.one is to be built,immediately in the :
,ear of the old building,. which will be'
removed when the other is ready for
Bargains in white   and   colore 1  Shirts/
fit Leiser's  '  /' . <���
Seed. Poj-itoe
ind  0'aw.5     uz  the   Union
. te tore.
v ,';  ;;-LOCALS     ���
: Good���prog;-i.*rn   at the   Lutnoa'. Pie' Social
to-night.    .''....'���.'. ;���..������:':
������������-"' -The/most artistically laid out   garclefi   in
town i8;Mr. B.Meliado's
The crop of ha}*- cut from a portion of'the-
Big Meadow this year is just immense..
������.���','    AUGUST THE 'TWELFTH.
Farmers wili be interested,.. in taking .&���
look at ihe ad of Ivlr. Smuh of Chilliwack.    :
The E'pworth League was well attended
In-it Sunday'tvi-Kitig/' Themceiing as usual
v;as vcryioferfsifcing. ���-."���������
The fro.u.t yurd of the   pR.rsont>r;e   of   tbe.
Methodist.Chr.rtih, is being graded off, and  a
. mi tat-front fence put up.
Mrs. Ed MeKim has kindly  consented to
act   na" accompanist   at   the ' Ni'Av'S- Prize
.-���   Eotertaiiuneut.August i*2x>h,
��� . The contraof. for   tbe"  Trent   Bivcr   and,
���  Tsahie Iliyer bridges has been let- to  a   Mr.;
'���'���������   Kookett'of Victoria./ ' .,/
Wen. Beech reports   crops,   gor-d   *-p    tlie.
��� Settlement; says his fir.it trees  lira  bearing
splendidly,: and fruits ad spoken for.
What hay bscome of the firo hesre ? Only
1 two'lengths wore to bo found in their plac e
cur. cf   3 st   and   Dunsmuir avenue. Have
things ready'in case of fire.
A number Avill undoubtedly go from
Union, bound for the Klondike next Friday.
It is also believed some wilt leave from Comox for the same destination.
There were off to the Yukon last Friday
froth Ufiion, Bob. McGargle, James Calieu-
der, John Marsden, Mr, idilcheii, brother
ot Mr. Nat Mitchell, and a Mr. Bullock.
Family outings are in 'order just now.
Last week among those who sought the
lakeside were "Air. and Mrs. J. J. Wier and
children; and Mr. A  J. McKay and ivife
Two  Swedes were arrested at Mrs. Kine's
place, one for stealing a   gold   watch,   and
.the other for receiving it.    Why not  arrest
the wi etches who coiiib up eaoh pay week ?
There' were tAvo case:.;   bidore   Magistrate
: Abrams last   Friday: Robert  Losey of   Comox,   arrested at   McLsod's  barn,   charged
"with A'jgrancy;' disniisuad   Avith   reprimand.
O-jeaki a Jay, for being drunk aud disorderly
Sunday night was fined So aud cost.
Rev. W. Kicks will, in al-out a fortnight,
open a class iu inn.-iu for the benefit of his
church choir. This wiii bo a yreat advantage to the singers connected with the choir
and society oi the Methodise Church. To
read music at sij;iit is au acquirement Aviiich
all who eau sing should a.-[>it*c to.
Mr. A. H. Mct.'ailuin'a horse bi*oke
through one of .'.he corduroy liridges on tlie
li'iy road- las*; Friday, but f.jrtuaat.ely escaped Avithout injury, cxnopt to the harness,
This corduroy is rough aud Iod'sjo and needs
to be covered with brush and gravel.
What the people want its a good road, not a
Plumbing is now ou at Anderson's Metaj
Works. Give him a call, and he. will sIioav
you what he can .do, aud more too !
Card of Thanks.
I desire to avail uv, self of the medium cf
the Kuw.s io tiuu.k th;-.- friends, who, out of
sympathy !.���!��� tj;y i,-.ji-:y ir.; the tnine.--, contributed to a fund f:.r my btnefit. I also
desire to th'i'.'k the siu-geo*.^, n;a!;rou, and
nurses at ti-c 'no.sj_.ii.tal fur .-.kiiifui ti;.'_Lr:-.-nt-.
and icindly at'.i.-;id--ij iLcrf.
A*,: :-.!:o.--:-: Yoi:'i'i'.:-:\".
Au,'. 2d h.  ''--:):
aon ijlo ..i-jo' i
. i
ext-a cIrarg-2 for tho
'O-^IS-.ir:  no
That \Yx.estlin.g*lVIatch.
The wrestiirg match, Saturday evevd<i .__;
bet'wten 'Donald McKay aud, Tormny liufi-
,son, resulted, in favor of 'the fiU*;ji'er, "Forty
tight dollars aud fifty 'cects .were' taken ��� at,
the door. iSome inouey" exchanged hands,
Hudiou being this, favorite; his b^okcrd are.
now claiming the whole .ihing was a-���'���'fakej-"
but so far as .known without 'pro.of. Nobody is cryfng over their misfortune.
ni-ii-osr BAY ITSX-IS. -
���Worlc.on tne new bunkers i"  prog-ressr
ing rabidly, and Road.  Master' Hanvood
is   putting   in the  railway, approaches in'
good shape.,    '   ; . ,'. .-��� . ��� ,
A rumor comes from .below that  additional ; coke   ovens are  to  be-'built, <��� but''
nothing;   relating- ".to, the   matter, can . be
learned frovn the officials here. -, .   '
��� A ,school is badly needed here, and
while there may not be 20 scholars to
attend here now, there would soon be if
once a school' is started, as families are
prevented from coming- in .owing'to,-want
of school facilities.."'' .-��� :'*,
, All but   about   eight of the 100  coke
ovens are   finished;   and .this   time   the
work has been,, done in a thorough, manner.    The rest of the ovens are   expected
to be finished,by the first of the month.
, -,. People, down   this   way ?tre . clamoring-
for'the opening-   of the   roa.d to   Unions
When the Trent   river is  bridged,   as   it
should,be in six   weeks,' there   will   be a
.lrirge   amount   of   travel .oyer   the,   road
provided it is put in good condition.   The
demand is   for a good   road,, and if it is ������
not had,   tlie matter o wi;l-c:H:;r r in'u. .ute
electidh next summer.'
.-���'Union Bay. -
-������.Wedding   presents.    Sue  the   stock
(new) oi siive'i-wareat Lc-i.ser's.
Will G-iva a "Br\z 3.        -,..������. ,-
,,',.'  The .Wopdis for Safety.
Last weel*; Mr. McCallum, mine host of
the Courtenay House, drove up to. Oyster
River with Mr.Chas: Watson, the veteran
grocery salesman at Leiser's Departmen-
tai Store. On' the way they encountered
two buggies, one occupied by Miss Bur-
dette and companion followed closely by
Mrs. Burdette and some 'man-clothed
individual. The young people held up
their horse, the road being narrow, when
Mrs. Burctette applied the '���gad" to ' lier
steed and .with avvlioop drove into the
buggy ahead of her.        ......
"Great Scott_!" exclaimed McCaHum,
as he caught sight cf the gad-plying
Amazonian.   "/ :;   ,,���,-.
���'Wliat m h���, are you  stopping  there
for?" ;screamed the   irate -.female, in   the
back buggy.
.'���' "To   the   woods !" shouted McCallum,
ass he   'turned;   his   horse's   head,   and
drove abruptly   into the   forest.    When
he  got back   into the   road it was filled
with dust,   and the ' clatter of hoofs   wai
faintly heard in the distance.
Espisalt';& laMimo Ry.
Time   Table   No.    28,
To take effect at 8 a.m.  on Monday  Mar.
29th 1807.    Trains run on Pacific
Standard time.
GOING NORTH���Read down.
'��� Sat. &
 I Daily. | Snnd'r
Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. m.  I p. m .
"Wellington       .. |   8.00   |    4.00
-Ar. Naunimo  I   ] 1.48 I    7.25
At. Vv^cllington  |   12.15 |    7.45
GOING  SOUTH���Rea�� up.
"j     AM    |    P M
| Daily. | Sat. &
Ar. Victoria	
1;V. Nauaiino for Victoria. ..
Lv, Wellington for Victoria
For rates and information apply   at Com-
pnny'B olliccs,
President. Gen'l Supt
Gon. Prei��bt and PassisnKer Atrl
LEMOM    PIE    SOCIAL    at
Methodist .Church TO-NIGHT.
Mr;   T.'D.   McLean,
jeweler,   has..
informed Ti-f;i Niiws he wilLprovidp.. tlie
..third pr'ze !or award/ August 121h, in,
TH'v Nmws prize contest.'' '"his offer is
gladly accepted: Vdt will consist of an
illustrated volume of. Long fellow's. Poetical Works.
Consisting of .Cows',   Heifers,
Calves,   Bulls,', all    a    No.    i
stock of the  best  Strains,   and
registered in   A1. "1. C. C:  also
Berkshire Swine^irom   ' ,
S,!!([jL!i LilL!,: ^LULn,
and Italian   Bees,   prices   low.
,. Address: J; 3, .SMITH,
. .. Cioverwork   Farm ...
Before placing your orders for pny-
ihing- in this line for fall planting, you
v. ill i';nd it to your interest to coi respond
with me. * I ajn prepared to furnish better stock tlrin ever ar.d can yive special
prices on several varieties ol which I
have a surplus.
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