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Array f  .";   *   /i  NO.    237.    UNION.  COMOX    DISTRICT. B.    C,    TUESDAY JUNE,  ist,  1897. $2-00    PER   ANNUM.  'JSZ*^<Z*Z*������LGZJZ^^^ "*=���������**"^/*^C^****-w**Cl/^^  Union MHl Market  For the choicest meats we are head quarters.  If you have not tried our noted sausages,  bologna and head cheese, you should do  so at once. Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES.  ,  |o| SIIMZOZsF   LEISEB  =*Sg@-s������g@@g-S-o*@g-<^^ 5?g?gg������gg������5������������;  _GOODS^  BLOUSES IN    GREAT   VARIETIES   AND  ALL PBIOES, .^  LADIES'  AMD    CHILDREN'S     TRIMMED  AND; UN-  TRIMMED STRAW HATS.     ,  MILLINERY.���������-Newest'styles.    Ladies'"light  summer underwear, from. 20 cents and upward.  LADIE*     SUMMER   DRESS'   GOODS.���������Ginghams and Prints in all shades rxnd prices ;������ <  MSN'S SUMMER    GOODS.  'weed' suits.  Ba!b:  igg'2fV  underwear, e<c. e1c. .   -    _. *.        "~   ���������  Tan booVs and shoes to suit Men, Ladies,  and- Children,  ceries as usual.  A full  assortment  in Gro-  m  m  li  ^^*r-3@&s-������?������&3^  E  Tlie Undersigned having Purchased  business here, beg to inform the public that they are prepared tO Supply ..n^rnamiiik.  Pure Drugs & Druggist Sundries  as cheaply as the)7 can be procured from any house in  v   British Columbia.     A full line of    ':--r*nrnm.im._  Patent;. Medicines  always kept on hand.   ,  We are desirous, particularly, of calling your   attention  to our complete stock of  Stationery 'ar|iJ School Books  In this line we wiJl sell as cheaply as any house in Union.  PRESCRIPTIONS'& FAMILY RECEIPTS  CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED .......  A. H. PEACEY & CO. UNION.  Latest by Wire  Will Not Act With The- Powers.  London, May 2$th.���������Great Britain has  declared her intention to abandon the  concert of the Powers if the occupation  of Thessalay by Turkish troops is pro-  longed until Greece has paid the war  indemnity demanded by Turkey.  Death from Heart Failure.  Victoria, May 29th.���������J no. T. Norris,  night editor of the Colonist, and' son-in-  law of the late Henry Lawson, editor of  the Colonist, died this morning of heart  failure.  Green won.  Frisco, May 28th.���������Green won  from  McKeever in the 16th round.  Eaton &'Coi, Suspend.  Toronto, May '29th.���������The John Eaton  & Co.; have Issued a circular to creditors  announcing the* suspension of payment  on account of the recent fire.  Bank Burglarized.  Braconbridge, May 27th.���������Hunt's bank  was burglarized last night, and about  $1,000 in cash, and-*$9oo in bonds were  stolen.       .    ;  Rainbow Disabled.  Victoria, May 27'th.���������Steanier Rainbow  broke her screw yesterday, and is tied up  in a safe place, .    J. ,  Short Change Agt.t.  Nanaimo, May.25th.-T. E. Gait  was  sentenced to one year imprisonment  for  doing the short'change act.  Rumor of a"';.Bye-Election.  A well definc'd  rumof-is ourre'nt that a*  __ bye-election.in/'Nanaimo for the  provincial, House will take place within a  very  - short tim-***.'    Alrcadyvthiee or four candi-  -dates are ineniioned.  Victoria Catches it Again.  Vancouver;���������In the second case  against Victoria City re the Point Eliice  bridge' diaster, the plaintiffs, Mrs. Patterson ' and children, were awarded  $13,500.  Convicts Rebelled.  700 convicts, comprising the Jute  M-iUs force, rebelled at the prison fare,  ami 'refused to resume work unless  improvement in the menu was promised.  Many will be .placed in solitary confinement, on bread and water, until they  agree to conform to the prison-rules.  A Notorious Character.  Nanaimo, May 29th.���������Dr. Gus Hamilton Griffin is only too well known in this  city and district, having paid several  visits here, and bonded Cedar District  coal and land, and formed a $7,000,000  company. It will be within the recollection of many that Griffin served several  years in prison for sending famous blackmailing letter to the late Hon. Robt.  Dunsmuir. He is now wanted in New  York badly for a $50,000 affair. -  SEALED TENDERS will be received  by the undersigned up to June 29th, 1897  for the clearing 10 acres on or near the  ���������water front of lot 10 Nelson District,  commonly called Cotton's Claim.  Particulars obtained from undersigned.  The lowest   or any  tender not  necessarily accepted.  2370 Robert Lawrence.  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanainio, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid for information leading to  conviction.  VV. E, Norris, Sec'y  The Chinese *Case.  The cases taken under advisement,  brought by the Inspector of Mines,  against employment of Chinese under  ground, was decided Thursday, the  magistrates treating them as one case,  being brought all at the same time for an  infringment of the Regulation on the  same day and tried together. The satu-  tory fine of $100.00 and costs was  imposed. As the other case was appealed, it is probable that this may take the  same course.  Why send away for your printirg  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.  T/KTRITE REPORT.  Lt came to our notice Saturday that the  abstard report was being circulated that  Wellington, which was incorporated, last  year, ���������"'was crushed" with heavy taxes.  As Union is taking steps to be incorporated under the same Act, we at once wired  the Town Clerk of Wellington as follows:  Union, May 29th, 1897.  Town Clerk, Wellington, B. C.  Please wire The News the actual  rate of taxation on real estate in Wellington.  M. Whitney.  In about half an hour we received the  following despatch:  Wellington, May 29th, 1897.  To Union News:  Seven mills on the  dollar; if paid before Sept. 30th, six mills  on the dollar.  R. H. Holmes.  The taxes this year, which we will have  to pay here on real estate, under the  Provincial Assessment Act are four-fifths  of one per cent on a dollar; if paid before  June 30th, three-fifths of one per cent.  There they keep their tax money at home  to be used for their own benefit.  McPhee & Moore,  General Merchants and Butchers,  UNION and COURTENAY, B.   C  ^HATTER.  -w-  POOR sleepy eyed reporter stood  '    / \   at the editor's  desk for  orders  \tg one morning.    It was in a  small town, wheie the reporter had grown,  thin, trying to invent happenings to write  bf���������for  nothing   really   happened���������and  copy he must produce, or be turned out  to tramp the dusty road which led to the  city, where already too, many brilliant (?)  young   men   of  his ( persuasion,    were  chasing the elusive idea.  . "Could you please suggest something ?"  he asked   of the   figure in the  editorial  rhair.    Turning. quickly from  a  perusal  of "Ralston's Health Club:" "Take vaca-  tions,  excursions, camping, fishing; this  is the season."   Sighing the reporter'took  up  an old  dictionary from  the editor's  table,  and  going into a corner, with the  book for a  writing   desk, he began   to  scratch his pencil over the paper, but not  an idea would come.  "Oh ! if I were only the editor and he  the reporter, I would set him on dancing  ���������which he hates���������and on fashions, so he  would,  have   to   put   down   his health,-  journals, and novels,'and grind out reams'  of" copy." ���������'"������������������*.  A  young   man with  beautiful bicycle  ' stockings���������and'the rest of the costume���������  entered the sanctum,  and in a loud voice  announced: "The Jidge, and liya'r_-a*-e at  Camp -Bonita,- digging put stumps,   preparing   fer  camping."    "Gri'cias !"   here *  was  a starter,   and   the   reporter  wrote'  sixteen pages on Royal Beach and Camp  Bonita, handed ihem in and was crushed  to have the   autocrat   in   the chair say:  "Go, get the report of the finance  committee on the   Sports, Mr. Chump; this,"  tossing the sixteen pages  into  the waste  basket,   "is  trash;   you have   made  the  judge   dance a minuet   on  tbe green  at  Camp  Bonita,  where   is a  lovely  sandy  beach;   he   is   a   Methodist   and   don't  dance,   and   described a  Ralston   dinner  on the bounding waves at  Royal   Beach.  Go to Dr.   Lawrence,  on  your way, and  have your head felt of, for the  phrenologist at present in town could'nt reach the  trouble."  And the editor took out all the news  from Mr. Chump's article and made  locals   of them.  +-  #   ���������+  THE SPORTS were -'.quite attractive  to one who appreciates the picturesque: _  There were red men in citizens  dress,* their 'only distinctive article of  attire being a long turkey feather stuck  jauntily over the left ear, in a stiff derby;  two dusty, dusky bells in gaily striped  skirts and shawls, bare heads/ sat on  stumps, holding a green sunshade so it  formed a becoming back-ground. Three  Assyrians conducted a lively trade in silk  ties, handkerchiefs, and cheap jewelry;  die gay Indian and Japanese beaux  investing in the bright and alluring  finery. A big black man with head thrust  through a canvas let idle people throw  things at his phiz, for the small fee of five  cents. Another attraction was a row of  dolls, which you paid ten cents'to throw  balls at; if you hit one you were given a  big cigar; a wee little Chinese woman  with brilliantly painted cheeks and lips,  stood on the outskirts of the grounds  holding a diminutive Chinaman's hand.  Little chubby babies sat blissfully happy  and indifferent to comment or any one's  opinion, postively glued with candy and  dirt. Pretty girls in tasteful costumes  lent the necessary touch of color to the  scene.  A few of the races were quite interest  ing; to me the greaby pig race especially  so, it was the first I had witnessed; I  think it is cruel. , The poor little pig suf-  feied agonies of fright, and the editor  remarked to Mr. Chump, it was another  case of the Turk after Greece (grease )  All in all, the sports were fairly goGd and  the twenty-fourth  of May passed plea  santly in Union.  The, Committee deserve thanks for the  prime condition of the grounds.  Reine.  ���������* i  QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY SPORTS.  Editor, News.���������In re 24th of May  Bports; for the benefit of the subscribers to  the sports, and the public, I enclose you a  statement, which,' kindly publish, by . which  they will see the amount of money collected  and how same, was disposed of. Should any  further information be required, 1' shall be -  '| pleased to give it. ,1 shall retain the bal-'  ance $23.34, pending the decision of the  " committee.' '  Yours faithfully,  Lawkexce W. Nunn.3, Treas^  Union, B. C. May 29th, 1897.  FINANCIAL STATEMENT.  QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY SPORTS.  Cash Collected.-^Through T.   Hudson,  $9f6.75; Maroochi, ������25.00;   L.   W.   Nunns  and J. Unsworth, ������126.00;   Union  Colliery ".  Co.,   $50.00; .For  use  of  grounds, ������40.00;  entrance fees, ������34.50; total, ������372.25.  Paid    out.���������Stationery,   60  cents; post-'  ing dodgers, 50 coats; nails, 50  cents; pre-"  paring grounds���������oue man, S������ days,  ������17.00;  ���������  one man, 5 days, ������10.00; one man,   3   days, ',.  ������6.00;' one  man,   1   day,   ������2.00;   printing,  ������6 00; D. KiJpatrick's team, one day, ������5.00; '  J. R. McEsod, teaming, ������������������7.50; R.  Grant &  Co., lumber, scantling and hauling  sawdust-  to  grounds,  ������6 61; carpenter,  half  a' day, '  ������l.o0; ditto, '$1.50; allowaTice  to 'Hudson,  ������5.00, and McKay ������2.50, for-loss of time  in -  collecting; S.. Leiser for pig, ������"7.50; ribbon's"  for judges,   etc.,  ������1.50; Uuiao.  Brass  Band   ���������  for services, ������35.00; incidentals, ������3.10; talking back hose from grounds,  ������1.00; paid  in  prizes, ������22S 50; total, ������34S.91.  Balance in hands of Treasurer, ������23.34.  Note,���������The above figures are taken, from  the official siatemc-nt in the hands of the  Treasurer, which wad audited and found cor  rect, May 28, 1S97, and attested over the  signacures of Alex. G-ranfc and John West-  wood���������En.  The Mine Discovery.  Mr. P. F.   Scharschmidt,  and   Dr. W. s  S.   Dalby were  the first to discover the  precious metals which led to the present  .  mining excitement.  Their custom was to start out in the  morning with pan and shovel, of course  making for the mountain streams about  here. They soon found color enough to  persevere. After a bit, they concluded  to try up by the reservoir or falls beyond.  Above the falls they .noticed a small vein  of white quartz in the stream where the  contractor had been blasting lo construct  a by-wash for the water. This induced  farther search; so they went up themoun-'  tain a peice and discovered' some very  promising float. Next morning bright  and early, Mr. Scharschmidt taking Mr.  D. Ennis along, started up the mountain  and  following  up the float came  to  the  ledge   and   staked off the "    Boy."  The day after they staked off the "Wallflower," and the day following Mr. J. J.  McKim and Mr. D. Ennis went out early,  and started in from Allen Lake trail,  . under the impression that the ledge must  show up again farther on. They prospected thorughly, and finally Ennis came  upon a rock a piece of which he broke  off, and which showed signs of copper.  It was brought to town examined and  pronounced pure native copper. That  evening a consultation was had, and as a  result the next morning they started out,  taking lunch, drills, picks, and regular  prospecting outfit, and made a. more  thorough examination. They found  native copper cropping out in several  places on the mountain side. At one  point they put in several "shots," and  opened up a couple of feet, and took out  200 pounds of rock, which was sent to  Victoria.    In  the meantime a couple  of  shots were put into the " Bov," above  the dam���������the first claim staked off. The  rock from this was taken to Victoria by  Mr. i-icharschmidt. The report from Victoria was so encouraging that work is to  be prosecuted in the way of development.  m  '^ ��������� I  ������   .-a J  '-;*&  m f\    *>������  .���������*>..  -*. 7-   y      :,r *>*���������,  % -iVt*.  The Weekly News.  M.    WHITNEY,    "Publisher.  UNION BRITISH COLUMBIA  Tn this Cretan   affair    Skouzes  made a great name for himself.  has  A physical culture lecturer says that  'if woman would eat more onions slie  would have fewer calls from the doctor." Well, the doctor would be justified.  A Mississippi physician says that the  permanganate of potash is a sure cure  for snake bite. If that doctor ever goes  to Ken-tuck}- he will 'probably be  lynched.  said: "You will see a planet which I  have not seen, and which no human  eye has ever seen, but which nevertheless must be on the spot.",, Xo one  would venture to call its discovery thai,  night an aet of chance.  AN  OLD TRAGEDY  RECALLED.  When Mrs. Philpot was drawn, a.s a  juror lu Chicago the'other day -sh.j said  che would rather not serve. Is tliu new  woman to be depended upon when she  is already evading the duties of a good  citizen?  The Boston Transcript says that the  ���������seven wonders of America are Niagara  Falls, Yosemite Valley, Mammoth Cave,  Muir Glacier, Natural Bridge, Yellowstone'Park, and Grand Canyon." The  eighth wonder is why Chicago was left  out of that list.  A pleasant opportunity, for an enterprising Anglomaniac is offered in a  Cheerful advertisement which recently  appeared in a London newspaper:  "Bargain���������Lady leaving England permanently must sell family grave; hold  five; marble slab." ("  Queen Victoria has been saved again  fi'om possibly an untimely,death by another of those rare exhibitions of presence at mind which must be regarded  as miraculous. Her coachman moved  her carriage, when if he had permitted  it to remain where it was a horse might  have come close to the spot and got its  hoofs tangled up with the spokes of the  wheel, or .some other similar disaster  might have ensued. For a horse did  fall, it appears, and was striking its  hoofs about in an effort to rise, nnd it  was at this moment that the coachman  thought he would move farther away  from the scene. If the horse had been  close to the carriage and if rhe coachman had not thought to move away and  if the Queen had remained passive  while the process was going on. iiin'^'f  at this awful moment the horse had  fallen'and kicked out its heels, it is impossible lo fancy even what calamity  might have happened. This coachman  was not benighted, but he ought to bo  knighted or  thrust upon  have  him.  some   other    honor  The Killing:   of  aVTormons Joseph and  Hyrnm Smith at Carthasre, HI.  The removal of the missionary department of the Mormon Church from  Kansas City to Chicago calls attention  to one of the great tragedies in the an-  naLs of Illinois. ' Over half a century  ago Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet,  and his brother,' Hyrum,' were murdered in the Hancock County Jail, in Carthage. Perhaps uo single crime ever  perpetrated in the United States up to  that time was of such a sensational  character and attracted as much attention as did this one. The few people  living to-day who were alive at the  time of the killing of the Mormons say  that no event of a like nature ever took  place within their memory which created such excitement. The case at once  became so notorious and caused so  much comment that thousands of people to-day are almost as familfair with  the details a.s if they hud been eyewitnesses. . Even those who sanctioned  the deed at the time and still sanction  it agree rhat it is tho blackest spot on  the pages of t'he history of Illinois. The  slaying of their leaders was the cause  of Ihe removal of the Mormons from II-  church. At any rate, Hancock people  resolved to drive the Mormons out of  the State. The Mormon war occurred  in 1S45, and in the spring- of 3S4G the  Mormons left Nauvoq. In 1S-JS the  beautiful temple, costing about $1,000,-  000, 'was burned by vandals.  A Young Woman Gains 20 Pounds  BATTLE WITH  A COUGAR.  "The' principal value of an education," wrote a littlo negro boy recently,  In reply to the question, "is so you can  read the signboards at the cross-roads,  to tell you which road to go." What  educator could give an answer more  condensed and comprehensive?      "   .  There are forty State colleges in the  United States, some States having  more than one, and the number of students in 189(J was 32,000. Minnesota  educates the largest number, 3,014, at  State expense, Michigan being next  with 2,575, then California witb 2,400,  followed by Wisconsin with'1,600, Nebraska with 1,500, Iowa witb 1,300, and  Illinois with 1,100.  ���������It has been figured out that it costs  the British government $072 to kill a  kaffir. We are almost certain that the  British government would make inoney  by letting-the killing -job out by private  contract. The heads could be furnished to show the deeds were done. It  has allowed the Turks to kill off 200.-  000 Armenians Avithout costing it moro  than a protest, and protests are very  low at the present market rates.  ������t. Louis Post-Dispatch: The Meth-  idist ministers aud other ministers  were on the point of agreeing as to the  fallibility of the St. James transla'.ion  when'Col. Ingersoll came to the front  and proposed to agree with them.  There are a great many, orthodox ministers and laymen who cannot reconcile  it to their conscience to agree with  Col. Ingersoll about anything. But  these should remember that it is impossible for anybody to agree with Ingersoll for the reason that he has never  made a definite proposition.   In all the !   years of his lecturing about the Bible j linois to  he has never gone farther than to say  he knows nothing more than anybody  else���������an admission totally uncalled for.  It is possible, in such matters, for Ingersoll to agree with the preachers,  but absolutely impossible for the  preachers to agree,'With Ingersoll. But  if the preachers agree among themselves, Ingersoll's occupation will be  gone, and it may be to prevent their  agreement that Ingersoll offers to agree  with them.  There are several species of fish, rep-  stiles and insects which never sleep.  Among fish it is now positively known  that pike, salmon and gold-fish never  sleep at all. Also that there are'several., others of the fish family that  never sleep more than a few minutes  during a month. There are dozens of  species of flies which never indulge in  clumber, and from three to five species  of serpents which the naturalists have  never yet been able to catch napping.  ���������Memphis Commercial Appeal: Several Chicago Aldermen have, taken to  preaching on Sundays from the pulpits  of various churches. It is claimed that  the lay preacher can discuss many subjects in the pulpit whicli the professional minister is expected to eschew.  As a general proposition it may be generally laid down that anything a professional preacher cannot discuss in  the pulpit ought to be'proclaimed from  some o#her forum. The public hall, tlie  outdoor meeting, the lyceinns or other  public buildings might better be utilized and leave the pulpit for subjects  less worldly.  Ther statement going the rounds of  the press to the effect that Mr. Moody-  said that the Prince of AVales had repudiated Masonry because Masons do  not believe in the Bible, turns out to  be a. different matter when it is learned just what Mr. Moody did say/'* Of  course every Mason iu the country saw  the absurdity of the statement at once,  but coming from as eminent source as  Mr. Moody, no doubt many people believed it.   This is what the distinguished divine says about it: "In a meeting  in Boston some time ago I said the Royal  Lodge of Masonry in England, of  which the Prince of Wales is a member,   had   withdrawn   from   what     is  known as French Masonry, because the  French Masonry's ritual has eliminated the name of God."- Mr. Moody not  being a member of the order got things  a little mixed in the foregoing statement.   What he meant to say or should  have said is that the Grand 'Lodge of  England declines to hold Masonic relations with the grand body of France  because of its refusal 'to    recognize  deity.   A belief in God is the chief corner-stone of the Masonic edifice, and  tbe Grand Lodge of England could not  do otherwise.-  St. Paul Pioneer Press: Among various proposed methods of restriction  tlie educational test is that which has  best sustained the ordeal of discussion  winch has been going on for several  yeai-s past. The chief opposition comes  from .steamship and transportation  companies. American citizenship Is  worth something, and the proposed test  will, shut out few, if any, worthy of it.  The man who does not value it enough  to be willing to learn to read and write  before taking ship for our shores is not  worthy of. a foothold here. It is of infinitely more importance that our remaining unocupied territory should be  filled up well than that it should be  filled up rapidly.  That the best attainments are not the  result of chance was exemplified in tilie  discovery of the planet Neptune, the  fiftieth anniversary of which event was  recently celebrated in France. Telescopes had long swept the sky without  discovering this sihy outer planet; but  when astronomers noticed how Uranus  hastened in one part of his orbit and  moved witb less rapidity in another,  they knew there must be an attracting  body that held him in check. Lever-  rier, therefore, after minute calculations, wrote to the astronomer of the  Berlin Observatoiy, requesting him to  point his telescope to a particular spot  in the sky on an evening indicated, and  The     novelist"    who    signs    herself  "Ouida" has written a letter in which  she takes our legislators to task for encouraging the immigration of foreigners who can read and write and Keeping'out illiterates.    She practically reiterates the old saw that " a little learning is a dangerous thing," and  would  much prefer immigrants   who    knew  nothing of the alphabet to those who  had   imbibed   the   limited    and   "mischievous"    education    of    the    public  school system.     Ouida is   a    novelist  whose faculty lay  in  giving.the  last  glorifying touches to the decaying institutions of mediaevalisni.    Her ideal  of life is a country in which turreted  chateaus or moated  schlosses,  with a  monastic institution here and there, are  the   only   centers   of   enlightenment.  These happy spots should be surrounded with well-kept estates, inhabited by  a contented but ignorant-peasantry, to  whom the lords, ladies and friars minister from time to time, as their high  social or  religious duties   may  allow.  This ideal is lo  be  found  in most of  Ouida's novels.   It is pretty enough iu a  book, but the day has gone by when it  is possible in real life, except in a few  out of tlie way parts of the world that'  have not felt the touch of modern advancement.    Its   contented,    ignorant  peasantry, Ouida's special delight, are  rapidly giving place to the restless, independent,  ambitious and   more    enlightened  men and  women of to-day.  Ouida will be sorry to hear that  we  have no   "'peasantry"   in   the    United  States.   We  have   farmers���������American  farmers and voters.    If there are any  who answer to her notion or peasants,  they have but.recently arrived.    They j  will not continue to be peasants.   They j  will rapidly 'become American citizens  HANCOCK COUNTY" COURTIIOUSE.  the far West. The return of  the executive branch of the church government to the State in placing the  missionary; headquarters ��������� in Chicago  marks an epoch of the withdrawal of  the Latter Day Saints and its cause. In  the northwest part of Carthago is still  standing the famous old jail, with its  stoue walls a yard in thickness, but instead of presenting the forbidding aspects of the average jail a beautiful  conservatory adorns almost the.entire  front of the lower story aud two woodbine vines are creeping up the walls to  the sill of tiie 'window from- which  Joseph Smith fell  a  corpse.    On    the  ground underneath the window a tlow-  i  er bed marks the spot where the prophet lay as he breathed his last.  It was in 1839-40 that Joseph Smith'  entered Illinois with thousands ot his  followers who had been driven out of  Missouri and Ohio.1'- He established a  city at Nauvoo which in two years at-  t.-iJuecl a population of 15,000. The Mormon prophet had little trouble in obtaining illegal charters from tlie State  Legislature, and it was to the rascality  of that body that in a great measure  Avere due the subsequent troubles with  the Mormons. Whenever Smith or any  of his followers would evade or break  the law and were threatened with arrest, or wei*e- arrested, they would resort to the protection of the habeas  corpus act, and by this method escape  the clutches of the law. V  The late Judge Hibee and his brother  Francis were living in Nauvoo during  the reign of Joseph, and became'very  weary of the methods employed by  Smith and his followers. So, about  June 20, they issued the first number of  the Nauvoo Expositor, .whichfairly  screamed with denunciations of Mormon methods. This was the first and  last issue of the paper. By order of  Joseph Smith, mayor and president .of  Nauvoo, the Expositor office was demolished and the press and type thrown  into the Mississippi River. Joseph  Smith, his brother Hyrum, and Dr.  Taylor, who was the late head of the  Utah church, were arrested for this, act,  TlirillingExperience of a Great "Northern linuineer.  To battle with a huge mountain lion,  seven feet in length and 253 pounds in  weight,  on a  trestle at night,   is the  thrilling experience that recently bet ell  Edward C. Dopew, an engineer <>u the  Great Northern Railroad.    The great  beast leaped at the engine, and narrowly* escaped crashing through tlie window of the cab.    Altogether   the episode was one of the most exciting that  a railroad man has ,ever experienced.  Mr. Depew, in relating iiis adventure,  said:     "After   we    had   left   Lowell,  Wash., and almost two miles east of  there,  about half  way* across a   long  trestle, my fireman, George Lawrence,  jumped down off, his box seat and came  quickly to iny side of the engine.    All  he could do was to glare through the  window of the cab and point ahead.   A  cold   perspiration   broke   out   on   my  brow. I- looked aihead and saw, through  the  darkness,  some  black-looking object on the track.   As soon as I saw  the obstruction on the track I felt, that  a possible accident was at hand.  Nothing could be done.   We were too close  to the danger.   Instinctively I crawled  out of the cab on to the side of tihe  engine.    The train dashed on, and an  Instant after I had discerned the form  I   saw   tilie.  monster's   eyes   flashiing  through the' darkness, green and yellow by turns. - Lawrence was still in  the cab,*speechless.  As the train approached the lion I  could see it prepare to spring, and finally when the leap was made the situation was so dramatic as to be almost  theatrical in effect. The 'headlight of  the engine threw its rays on the crouching animal, and .when it plunged into  the flood of light It looked as if its mission of death would surely be successful. The force of the jump, Vas astonishing, and as tlie body of'"the' beast  crashed into the edge of tlie engine  front the sound echoed through the silence again and again. To jump then  was certain death, for we were right  Her Physicians in Iowa Said She Waa  Going Into  a Decline,   and, That  Her   Lungs   "Were   Affected���������  They Sent Her to Nevada.'',  Any  CAUGHT OS THE  TRESTLE.  in the center of the trestle, and yet, as  the Mon made its leap I could almost  feel its hot breach on my throat. When  the engine crashed into tlie beast, or it  crashed into the engine, whichever way  you wish to put It, the lion fell back  on to the trestle: writiiing, in frightful  agony, and then, for the first time, I  realized that the danger was over.  "I learned, afterward,-that the cougar, after we had struck it, lodged on  the crosstiies of the trestle. It was  found there by the train crew of Engine No. 498, who picked it up and  brought it to Skykounish. There it was  skinned. The claws were taken by  some of the other', firemen and engineers, who had watch charms made of  them. The beast was still alive when  the men discovered it."  Whenever a boy says he is not hungry, it is a sign he is polite.  OT.Ti JAIL AT CABTIIAGE.  The cross shows the window from which Joseph  Smith f 11.  and were placed in jail at Carthage in  the debtors' room. Gov. Ford and the  local authorities of Carthage had prom-  ised'Smith protection from mob violence,  as the feeling in the county against  Smith was pretty strong. But the local  militia placed around the jail to- gnard  it played into the hands of the mob,  which came out of, the timber near  Oartbage on the afternoon of June 27,  1844, and shot Joseph and Hyrum  Smith to death and badly wounded Dr.  Taylor.  The citizens of Carthage fled . after  the murder was committed, fearing  vengeance from the Mormons, but the  Mormons did not attempt any retaliation. After Smith's death Brigham  Young tried to run affairs at Nauvoo  and trouble ensued. Polygamy was  then, as alleged,  introduced into   the  Ericsson's Drawing Board.  An engineer in the department of  docks. New York City, thinks that he  has discovered the old drawing board  on which Ericsson drew the plans for  his famous Monitor.. The wood is stained by age,, and it is filled with holes  from the thumb tacks that have been  driven into it Ericsson was employed  by the Delamater Iron Works when  he designed the Monitor. The company  built a derrick for the city a few years  later, and at that time the old drawing board was taken from their office  and placed in the derrick. It was kicked around carelessly for several years,  and finally landed in the office of the  dock department, where it has seen  much service.  Marriage and  Murder.  A rather curious happening developed in a Justice Court at Brunswick, Ga.,  a few days ago. The court was engaged in taking evidence of a most  bloody and revolting type in a murder  case,, when the proceedings were interrupted by two negro lovers, who  asked to be married. The murder case  investigation was suspended and the  knot was tied. It was a strange mingling, of sadness and joy.   .  The average woman will forgive her  husband any crime on earth so long as  she has* every assurance that he will  never commit it  JBut  to   right   Tjimg   Troubles  "Wasting  Disease,   Build   up  Your  "Flt'sli.  From the Express, Los Angeles, Cal.  Two years ago, back in Eastern Iowa,  Miss - Maude Lease began to go into a  decline. She lost flesh' rapidly. Her"  appetite failed. Fearful headaches  nearly drove her frantic. She consulted  local physicians���������good, honest, practitioners.-. They told her that her lungs  were' affected; that medicine, might  alleviate, but a change of climate was-  the only remedy that offered a prospect  of cure.  Ill and despondent she delayed as-  long as possible her, departure, but at  last it became imperative, and she  came to an aunt at Verdi, N/eyada, in  the hope of finding health and strength  in the pure air and among the pines of  the Sierra Nevadas. But she con- ���������  tinued to fail, and to add to her miseries' learned to know the anguished  sufferings which attend that complica-.  tion of. ills, that for want of better  nomenclature, has been denominated  "female weakness." '���������  And now comes the miraculous part  of the story, just'as she'' told it to the  interviewer last night:  "I rah down to 118 pounds," she  said, "suffered tortures from those terrible headaches and from sleeplessness.  My aunt persuaded me to try Dr. Williams'Pink Pills for Pale People. ' I  had used nearly every kind of 'prescription,' could get no relief from them,  and   hoped   for   none from   theso pills.  But to please auntie  I began to take   ���������  them.     From the first day I  noticed a  beneficial effect.      The headaches grew  less severe; my appetite  gradually returned.    I  could sleep nights  and began to get good and strong. '.   .  "I used to take one  of  tbem   three  'times a day.    In two months I weighed.  '138 pounds, and was entirely well,, and  have been well ever since.      The  win-,,  ters at Verdi  were very cold   and,   be-^  sides, Iliad heard so much about South-   ,  ern    California   that   I   came   to Los'  Angeles.  "Dr.    Williams'    Pink    Pills   have  helped   me more   than anything I have;  ever   taken.    . I   thank  them   for   my,*'  health and ability to enjoy life.      I am.',  living at No. S00 Hope street, Los An,-  .  gele's, and shall be only too glad  to re-'  peat'what, I have  just said to anybody,,  either in person or by letter."      ' .'   '";..'���������'  So spoke young and attractive "Maud*   .  Lease, and no one who saw her big eyes  snap   as   she   said   it'could  doubt the''  earnestness and sincerity of  her statements. ���������  ���������  And that is why we say the story bf  a miracle is   floating   through   the air,'  although now the miracle has   become"  an, established fact. -, *'  -Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in'  a condensed form, all the elements  necessary to give new life and richness  to the blood and restore shattered  nerves. They are an unfailing specific  for such diseases as locomotor ataxia,,  partial - paralysis, St. Vitus' dauce,  sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism,nervous  headache, the after effect of la grippe,  palpitation of the heart, pale and sallow  complexions, all forms> of weakness  either in male or female. Pink Pills V  are sold by all dealers, or will be sent  post paid on receipt of price, 50 cents a  box, or six boxes for $2.50 (they are  never sold in bulk or by the 100), by  addressing Dr. Williams' Medicine  Company, Schenectady, N. Y." .  A London scientist, has invented a  mirror of celuloid which accurately reflects every object. The celuloid mirror is unbreakable, and is cheaper than  glass and lighter.  The hissing sound   produced by  serpents   is  greatly   exaggerated,   as   the  quantity of air. contained in   a  lungs   is too  small to  produce  ���������sound when ejected.  In the opinion of Crispi, former  prime minister of Italy, Americans are  working to prepare a future.for the people of the Old World which is not an  agreeable one.  Hunters in Kansas earn about $2 a  day slaying jack rabbits. The skins  are sold for three cents each to Eastern  hatters, who use the hair in the manufacture of soft hats. '  In the mountains of Sweden, Norway^  and Lapland all vegetation wonld be  destroyed by the Norway rats were it.  not for the white foxes, that make special game of the rodents.  The lighting of certain of the London  prisons by electricity is under consideration, and is proposed to erect a  special' description of treadwheel to  supply the motive power.  In the fiords of the Norway coasts  the clearness of the water is wonderful.  At a depth of thirty fathoms objects  the size of a silver dollar may be clearly seen.  The banks of Newfoundland are made  by the sand, ice and stone brought from  the north by the icebergs.  snake's  a   loud  Best  CUKES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS- ���������  Cough Syrup. Taateo Good, uee  time.   Sold by dru-j'Klsta.  IMS  In  jjm  ���������v ./  V  %   THE CAPTAIN'S LOVE.  N'n0, I've never been shipwrecked, nor been in collision all tlie  time I've been*to sea���������a matter  -ot over forty years. But I've carried  ���������some queer passengers in my time.  I'll loll you about two who exercised  ���������a powerful influence over me; but  whether for good or evil you shall hear  presently. .  It was in the fall of 1S72, just when  ���������on the eve pf sailing,',that an old gentleman stepped on board, and hurriedly approached me. He was a tall,  ���������spare man, witli iron gray hair, and  had a slight stoop at the shoulders.  "(rood day, Captain,"',said he. "I  -only heard this morning that you were  ���������sailing for 'the United States, and I  '" hurried down to ascertain if you could  find accommodation for myself and  ���������daughter at so short notice."  "Certainly," I replied. "I shall be  only too pleased to take- you. As it  happens there are only three passengers booked this trip, and thoy are sec-  ^---ond-olass, so you can have the saloon  -pretty much to yourselves."  He thanked me effusively and disappeared into tlie saloon. I marveled at  his precipitancy, and wondered where  the daughter was to come from, as she  was not visible anywhere.  I gave instructions to the apprentices  to have their luggage conveyed on  "board, and ni3*self superintended the  -stowing away of their trunks in the  ���������two best appointed cabins in the ship.  While so engaged I heard a light footfall behind me, and, turning round, I  "beheld the fairest vision of loveliness  "that ever brightened my saloon.  "My    daughter���������Captain    Ilarnott,"  ;said Mr. Brandon, introducing us.  1 was so taken aback by her exceeding beauty that I awkwardly touched  ��������� any cap, and, with the wind clean taken  ���������out of my sails, stammered:  "Glad to see you, Miss."  She placed her soft little white hand  in my big, sun-browned paw, and; looking mc squarely in the face out of her  'laughing blue eyes, said: c  "I'm sure we shall be good friends,  ���������Captain, during the voyage.'.'  She spoke with a charming colonial  .accent: from that moment 1 was her  most' devoted, humble servant, slave,  -anything you like. I went head over  ears in love with her at first sight. You  may smile, but recollect I was a comparatively young man then.  Leaving them to arrange their cabins  ���������to their own satisfaction. I ascended  ���������the companion steps and went on deck.  It certainly occupied them a considerable time, for neither father nor daughter appeared on deck until the ship was  well outside the "Heads," and the tug  ���������had returned to port. .  That voyage I look back uiion as the  'happiest and saddest lever made. Miss  Brandon was:a splendid sailor."   In fair  weather or foul she'd be on deck, delighting, me with the admiration she expressed, for my handsome three-mast-  ���������ed  clipper^  and  the  childlike  naivete  of her questions.    1 used to pace the  -quarter deck in the morning, impatient  .'for her first appearance.    On tlie dull-  -est or dirtiest day it was like a ray.of  ���������sunshine suddenly bursting forth from  -.a lowering sky to see her emerge from  the companion hatch, looking as fresh  as a daisy, aud a thousand times more  lovely.  Of course, it was only natural that  niy mates should fall in love with her  -also, but she. treated them with marked indifference, if not absolute coldness. Her smiles were all reserved  i'or me, and she lavished them upon  .  -me in no niggardly manner.  There was a piano in the saloon, and  ���������often in the long evenings she would  sing and play for my sole delectation,  while I would sit on a settee alongside  and gaze rapturously into her pretty  face. The song I liked best was "Tom  Bowling," and she infused such an  amount of pathos into her expression  ���������that the tears would sometimes trickle  down my weather-beaten cheeks as she  sang. Ah! those were happy days; it  ���������was heaven while it lasted.  I have scarcely mentioned her father  .yet. The fact is, I was so engrossed  with his beautiful daughter that I  ���������didn't 'pay so much attention to him  as perhaps I ought. At the best he was  an unsociable sort of person, who  seemed to prefer his own company to  other people's. When not in his own  cabin, where he spent most of his time,  he was walking with his hands clasped  behind him, apparently deep in thought,  in the waist of the ship. Sometimes,  when standing idly at the break of the  poop, I have caught myself wondering  if he had ever committed a crime, the  remembrance of which was weighing  on his conscience. I was destined soon  to learn more about him.  One evening, when about nine weeks  out, I was sitting in the charthouse  alone with my idol. The second mate  "jvas stepping the planks outside, old  Jobsoii was at the wheel away behind  us, and the watch on deck was lounging about forward. Some days previous to this I had had the temerity to  confess my love for her, and asked her  to be my wife. She had made me inexpressibly happy by promising, subject to niy obtaining her father's consent. This, after some demur, he had  granted, and that night the future appeared very bright for me.  We had been sitting silent for some  time, too happy for words, gazing on  the setting sun as it disappeared into a  glowing mass of golden-rimmed clouds  on the horizon, when, to my infinite  amazement, she suddenly burst into  tears.  "Darling, what is the matter?" I exclaimed in an agony of apprehension.  "Oh, Alfred; I have just heard such  a dreadful story from my father. I shall  never be. happy again. We can never  be married  now."  '���������Never,.be married!" I ejaculated,  aghast.    "Why?"  "Because my father is a���������a criminal.  Oh. I feel so miserable. I think I shall  throw myself overboard."  "Alice, for, heaven's sake don't talk  like that, or you'll drive me mad. What  has he done?"  "Something dreadful. Oh, don't  speak to me any more," and she sobbed  violently.  At that moment I was so mad I felt  half inclined to go down and tear the  old scarecrow out of his berth by the  scuff of his neck and demand what the  deuce he had done to cause my darling  such poignant grief. But I didn't. Instead, I drew her to my side and kissed  her tears away.  "Tell me all about it," I said,.soothingly.  "Well, my father, as you are aware,  was an agent in one of the banks in  Arlington,  Victoria,  and  it seems he  consent. Ah, what folly will not a man  commit when in love!  ' Next clay it was reported that Brandon was seriously indisposed. I took  out the medicine chest, as in duty-  bound, and ordered the cabin stewart  to attend him. Three days later Mr.  Brandon was reported dead.  When I 'was informed of this I entered his cabin. He was lying on the  under berth, pale and motionless as  death. I felt the,body; it was cold and  rigid. If this were not death, he simu-,  lated it to perfection. I sent for the  sailmaker, who sewed the bodjT up in  my presence. When his task was completed I dismissed 'him, and. securing  the cabin door ' inside, with a sharp  knife ripped open the stitches. My  hand shook painfully. What if he  were really dead?  I confess to experiencing a singular  'l"N* PAIR   WEATHER  OB FOUL   SHE'D   BE  OX DECK."  feeling of relief when the man opened  his eyes, and the resuscitated Brandon  sat up. I administered some brandy,  which helped to revive him. Then he  produced from an American trunk a  dummy figure which he had previously  prepared and weighted, and inclosed it  in the shroud. This he sewed up with  his own hands. Not.a word wns spoken  by either of us. When all was completed I stepped out to reconnoiter.  Seeing the coast was clear, I signaled  him, and he crept swiftly across the  cabin passenger.    Cause of death unknown."  He muttered something under his  breath which was quite unintelligible  to me. Then he demanded to see Brandon's effect'?. I led the way into his  cabin. lie ransacked every trunk and  portmanteau; but not a vestige of paper  or anything of value did he discover.  The expression on his face when he left  the ship some hours later was not particularly pleasant.  When we arrived at the docks at  New York I smuggled Mr. Brandon  ashore in one of his daughter's trunks  after they had ��������� been -searched by the  customs officer. No one in the ship  eversuspected the truth. Then* secret  remained alone with me.  It was arranged that Alice and I  should be married quietly before setting out on my next voyage, and our  honeymoon was to be spent on 'the  bosom of the deep. When we parted  that night she promised to communicate with me when her father had secured some quiet retreat in the country. She kept her promise. Here is  the letter. I have preserved it all these  years. It has neither superscription'  nor signature:  "Dear Old, Captain���������Many, many  thanks , for all your kindnesses. My  husband and I���������for Mr. Brandon is my  husband, though it was not known .in  the Arlington���������will never' forget them.  Pray forgive the .deceit we found it  expedient to practice on you in order to  carry out our plans. _ We are in fairly  affluent circumstances, for my husband ,  did not lose the money in speculation,  as-T thought it necessary to tell you.  Dear Captain, I know I can rely'on,  you, for your own slike, not to inform  the authorities about my husband. ,As  he'died at sea, we expect to live securely, unmolested by the bank officials or  the police.    Good-by forever."  And that was the end of my romance. No,' I never heard anything  more about them! Whether they lived  to enjoy their ill-gotten gains dr whether, they didn't; I cannot tell. But this  I do know, she was the first woman  that ever fooled me, and. by heaven,  she was the last. I'never gave,another  the chance.  H  "Writing by Cave Dwellers.  A discovery of unusual   Interest���������In  deed,   one    might  say  of   nearly   the  greatest,. importance    that   has   been  made for many years in the domain' of  anthropology���������has   latterly   been   ani  nounced by M. Ed Piette, and consists  in  the  finding,   in  the  cave  of   Mas-  d'Azil,  in the departments of Ariege,  France, a layer of pebbles of unquestionably neothlithic age, in which many  of the surfaces are painted in various  devices witlh the peroxyd of iron, says  I an exchange.. In these markings there  appears   to  be almost  unquestionable  evidence of the existence of an alphabetic language, and it is even surmised  that some of the markings may even  indicate entirely conventionalized phonetic characters.   The pebbles in fiues-  tiou are  mostly  rounded or  flattened  stones  of  quartz  or   schist  from   the  river Arise, and overlie a deposit containing the bones of various large quadrupeds���������reindeer, aurochs, horses, etc.  ���������while above them rests a mixed layer, in the upper portion, of which are  found polished stone axes.  In some cases the entire surface of  the .pebbles is  colored,  but more fre-:  queutly the stones are marked on one  oi* both sides with simple devices���������dots,:  Tlie earnest question of the hour,  And general theme, no doubt',  _    Is not of love or politics ,  But, "Will the coal hold out?"  ���������Chicago Record.  Remains to be seen: The, boy who  has an appointment with the teacher  a fter _'school is dismissed.���������Boston  Transcript.  Kean���������Isn't your wife afraid to drive  that horse? Steam���������Not at all. It's  the people she meets who are scared.���������  Hartford Times.  First Office Boy���������It says "Our hero  now partook of a frugal-repast." What  does that mean? Second Office Boy-  Quick lunch.���������ruck.  ��������� Husband���������Why should you blame me  because we were late to the theater?  Wife���������You forget, dear, that you hurried me up-so.���������Puck.  "Wobbles rides his bicycle in his flat  -now."   "In his flat?"    "Yes; it's steam-  heated, and he has to scorch up and  down the hall to keep warm."���������Life.  I went into the theater, '  But left it with a sigh:  Tho play was long, the jokes were broad,  The hats were very high. ,  ���������Pick-Me-Up.-  .  "Do you think opals are unlucky?"  inquired the superstitious man. "Yes,"  was the reply.    "My wife wants oue,  and it's going to cost me $50."���������Wash- '  ington Star.     ��������� , , '  "Does your latest novel'enjoy a large  sale?"   he   inquired.     "I   don't   know,  whether the novel does or not," replied,  the author, "but 1 do."���������Chicago Times-  Herald.  Rural Teacher���������What current event '  of great interest can you give me this  morning   Small Girl (eagerly)���������My ma  has just-made twenty tumblers of jelly.���������Judge. ' v  Willie���������It's always in damp places  where mushrooms grow,, isn't it. papa?  Papa���������Yes, my boy. "Is,that the cea-  son they look like umbrellas, papa?"���������  Yonkers Statesman.      , \  ,  "Did you ever get so mad that words-  failed    you?"      "Yes���������once."    "When  was that?"    "Just one-eighth of a second   after  I   called   a  prize-fighter   a  liar."���������Chicago Record.  Mudge���������Oh, yes. we had a real lively  timo, Simmons and I. "It cost us nearly $50. Wickwire���������Yes. I saw Simmons this morning, and he told' me be  spent $-������5.���������Indianapolis Journal.'  "Come.   Julie,   let's  go  and   have   a'*  friendship   'oyster    stew     .together.''  ���������  "Friendship oyster stew! What's that?''  "Why, you pay for mine, and I'll pay  for yours."���������New York Journal. ���������  She���������And you say that you have  never been in love? He���������Never. I,have  thought I was, seventy-five or eighty  SHAM   FUNERAL  ANTHONY    BRANDON".  embezzled large sums bf money belonging to the bank to speculate with. Of  course, he meant to replace, it before  the audit, 0when the deficit would have  been discovered. * But he lostit all, and  that it why he fled the country."  "Is that all?" said I, with a sigh of  relief. '"It's bad enough, certainly, but  I fail to see that in itself it forms a  sufficient barrier to our union."  "But that is not the.worst. My father is convinced that the police may  have traced him to Melbourne and to  this ship. He declares he will be arrested on landing."  "Nothing more likely," I thought.  But I asked: "Has he any plan to suggest?"  "Yes, oh, yes, if you will only assist  him.   But it seems too horrible to contemplate.   He says it is his only chance  to escape."  "What is it, then?"  "That he should die and be buried at  sea!" she responded, with a perceptible  shiver.  "I don't understand."  "He proposes to feign death.    Then,  after he had been sewed up for burial  we must find the means to liberate him  and substitute something else."  The daring audacity of the proposal  fairly took my breath away. If discovered, the consequences to me in aiding  and abetting a felon to escape would  be disastrous. I resolved to have nothing to do with such a criminal proceeding, but a look of entreaty from those  tearful eyes made me falter in my resolution.  "For my sake," she murmured, pleadingly, placing her fair white hand on  my arm. Her touch thrilled me. I hesitated no longer, but gave an unwilling  passagec into   his   daughter's    cabin,  where he concealed himself.  In the first dog watch of the same  afternoon the bell commenced to toll  its solemn knell for the-funeral of Anthony Brandon. Officers and men and  passengers stood' round me with heads  uncovered as I read from the Book of  Common Prayer the beautiful and. impressive burial service.  After the funeral Brandon returned  to his own cahin, which was kept.constantly locked, and the key of which  I.retained in my possession.   With my  ��������� conivance. Alice smuggled food to him  from day to day.   Several weeks afterward, while proceeding up the Atlantic  coast under all sail, we were hailed by  a tug.    Anticipating danger, I slipped  down the companion way and conveyed Brandon to my own cabin for concealment.   When I went on deck again  I was just in time to see a stout, well-  groomed paity clambering over.the vessel's* side.    Without any preliminaries  he brusquely demanded: *  "Got  a  passenger of  the  name  of  Brandon on board?"  "I had, stranger; I had."  He gazed at me inquiringly.  "Come below, sir," said I.  As we descended he explained that  he was a detective sent in pursuit of  Brandon,   who   had   absconded   from  Australia with a considerable sum of  money and valuable negotiable securities.   When he had produced his warrant, I ordered the mate to fetch the  logbook.    Under date  of Jan.  15 he  read this entry:  "Burled at sea in latitude 35 degrees  49 minutes north, longitude 33 degrees  16 minutes   west, Anthonv   Brandon,  bars   and   "graphic"   or   combination  characters, while occasionally a border  forms  part of the decoration:    These  various  devices  are  classified   by   M.  Piette  in four categories:    Numerals,  symbols, pietographic signs and alphabetical characters.    Most of the spots  and bars arqdngeniously reasoned out  to be numerical characters, those of +he  first series (spots) being considered to  be  units of the higher groups of figures, and those of the second (the bars)  to represent simple numerals.    In the  pietographic signs  M.  Piette  believes  to have found the transcription of natural objects,  such as  serpents,  trees,  reeds, etc.    Assuming the alphabetical  signs to be properly interpreted.in their  leaning���������i.  e..   to  be  S3*ilabic   in their  construction���������the   question   Ls   raised:  Can it be possible that these pebbles  were employed  in building up  words  and  sentences,  much as children  use  boxes of letters?   However conclusive  or inconclusive may be M. Piette's Interpretation of his finds, their discover}* will doubtless tend to warm up the  zeal of anthropologists in the direction  of the new and most instructive field  of investigation which has been opened  up to them.  And He   Was Carromed  Off.  Traveler (at a crowded hotel)���������How  much do I owe you?   What's my bill?  Hotelkeeper���������Let me see; your room  ��������� was   Traveler���������I didn't have any room.    I  slept on the billiard table.  Hotelkeeper���������Ah, well, 40 cents  hour.���������Boston Post.  an  At a Literary Dinner.  "I. suppose there were some bright  things said at Mrs. Lionunter's literary  party last night?"  "A few."  "Who got off the most interesting?"  "The butler���������when he announced  that dinner was ready."���������Illustrated  Bits.  No dinner tastes as good as it reads In  a cook book, and a woman never looks  as well as a fashion plate.  times ,but I always found out afterward that I wasn't���������Somervillv; Jour-  na 1.  The subordinate���������Here is a letter  from a young woman wanting us to  give some of the legends about the origin of the fan. The Chief���������Turn it  over to the base-ball editor.���������Indianapolis Journal.  However ling the line may be  With civic folk and.troopers,  Each marcher proudly feels that he _,'.  Is the grandest in that pageantry;  The rest are merely supers. .  ���������Washington Star.  "And is she really the trained singer  she claims to be?" "Beyond a doubt.  She can sing 'Comin' Through the Rye'  so that nobody can tell what it is without looking at,the program."���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  First Doctor���������Well, that's just like*  these actresses! Second Doctor���������What  is? First Doctor���������Why, that Miss  May Cupp won't let us look into her  head with the X ray until she makes  up her mind.���������'-Puck.-,  Couldn't Stand Alone.���������"They tell me  Van Wither is very weak since his last  sickness." "He is. I'saw him on the  street just now and asked him for a  fiver: but he couldn't stand a loan."���������  Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.  "Amy, my love, I wish we lived in  the good old days when a knight could  fight for his lady love." "Why, George,  dear, as for that, you haven't asked  papa's consent to our engagement as  yet, you know."���������Forget-Me-Not  The Comedian (on the defensive)���������  But you know there are only seven real  jokes in the worid, it is said. The Sou-  brette���������I know; what puzzles me is  that you have never happened upon  any of them.���������Cincinnati Tribune.  Nellie���������I don't see why Chaiiey Dim-  pleton has suddenly been so taken with  Dot Thurston. How do you account  for it? Jessie���������Oh, I believe she was  the first one to notice that he was raising a mustache.���������Cleveland Leader.  "Sometimes," said Uncle Eben, "de  man dat pays hundu'hds ob dollahs foh  flags an* decorations ain' ez much ob  er patriot ez de one dat goes quietly  'long an' pays 'is taxes an' serves on  de jury wifOut kickin'."���������Washington  Star.  Arizona Al���������Wal, what do you think  of that? Here's Jim goin' an' gittiug  married! Chloride Charley���������Wal, that's  the way of the world! Arizona Al���������  Right enough; but look at this: "No  Cards." That's what comes of mar-  ryin' inter a pious family.���������Puck.  I- TIIE    WEEKLY    NEVVS JUNE,    ist,    1897-  ' m f 1MLY ������B  ssued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M Whitney, Editor.  f TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN"    ADVANCE.  One   Year    , '   $200  Six Months       125  Single Copy   ...,.    0 05  RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One ivnJi per year ��������� '. J 12.00  ...month  .'..';'������������������.'���������......;.;.!..,.-..���������'"   150  ei;<!il.!; u<A   per year     25 00  fourth     5000  week,  ..lino       ...........'  10  Local notices,per line   ........; ...    ���������.", 20  Notices    of  Births,    Marriages    and  Deaths,   50 cents each insertion.  No Advertismeni inserted for less than  .,50 cents.  Persons  failing to get  THE News   regularly should notify the Office.  TUESDAY, JUNE,    1st,   1897.  Texada is rapidly coming to the front  as a mining section.  What' is  wanted  in   Union  now is ,a  development of its mines.  The Le Roi has declared another dividend of $25.000���������in all $400,000.  Good roads is the great desideratum.  Good roads will be used, bad roads are  only used from necessity. We hear some  complaints about how the road to the  beach is being constructed, but can only  say, what we have seen of this end  appears to be fairly well, done. Of course  it will be graveled where required before  the wet weather sets in.  This town can only prosper through  the united efforts of its' citizens. If a few  hold back everything will be spoiled.  Because we can't have everything just as  we want, is not a good reason why we  should settle back like a contrary horse,  and remain" where we are.  How about-the Agricultural Exhibition?  Isn't it time the date ts "fixed" and'..the  people informed what prizes will be offered? lt is usual to offer prizes for ladies'  work which requires time to prep-ire.  The exhibition of ancient work is not  desired, but, how can anything new be  done unless information is given in season ?''"������������������ o  ..'   ."  ������������������  There has been a great deal of foolish  talk about the Americans not paying the  d.images for illegal seizures of sealers in  Behring sea. What the damage was,  was not fixed by the arbitration tribunal.  President Cleveland . and his Cabinet  could not fix it without the consent of the  Senate. The matter has been properly  referred to a Judicial Commission to  ascertain. When a report is made Congress .will', vote the * money, and the case  bf. closed. So far as the sealing regulations are concerned if the Americans  make pioposals for any change, that is  legitimate;., if we don't wish to acceed,  we don't have to. That is all there is to  it.  Mortgage Sale.  MORTGAGE    SALE    of  valuable  farm  situate   in the   District   of  Comox.  T T NDER and by virtue of the powers  contained in a certain mortgage,  tenders will be received by the undersigned for the purchase of those certain  parcels or tracts of land and premises  situate, lying and being in the District of  Comox, in the Province of British Columbia, and known as sections 66 and 67  according to the official map or plan of  the said District of Comox, containing by  admeasurement 320 acres   more  or  less. | which he will be a candidate, the optional  subjects  selected,   and at   which  of the  above named places he will attend.  FIBE CJHPAMYS FINANOIAIi  CONDITION.  We are' furnished with the following  statement relative to the Fire Company:  Financial statement ending 31st, of  December 1896 :  Receipts,  Provincial Government grants of 1895  and 1396, $200 each .".. $400.00  Subscriptions  in   1896  from  citizens of   Union 7 207.00  Total $607.00  Expenditure,  Union Colliery Co., for pipes and  fixtures ' '...'*.. .$505.00  R. Grant & Co., for lumber, etc... 50.00  ���������  J. Doney, digging ditch 2S 00  Balance with Treasurer.: 24.00  Total $607.00  The amount subscribed and paid by  each person is set forth opposite his name  in the subjoined.statement:  Union Colliery Co., $ 50.00  R. Grant & Co., 50.00  A. Aptaker 1.00  Dr. W. S. Dalby 2.00  O. H. Fechner    ��������� 1.00  G. W. Clinton             ��������� 5.00  S. Hoover 1.00  H: Kells    '                            ..       2.06  F.-Canonica 2.00  Nelson Parks > 1.00  D. Anthony 1.00  W. Willard 5-������������  M. Nash 2.00  M. F. Kells '' 1.00  M.. Whitney           ' 5.00  .   T. Abrams ,1.50  Mrs. J. Piket .                  10.00  C. E. Stevenson & Co., 5-o������  E. Pimbury & Co., 5-������������  Partridge & Rennison 1.00  Grant & McGregor 10.00  A. McKnight , 2.50  L. P. Eckstein 10.00  H. W Blore ' . 5.00  R. Enghnd * . 1.00  S. C. Davis 15.00  J. B. McLean 2.50  J. Freeman ,. 5.00  Wm. Gleason 5.00  Total $207.50  Less 50 cmls expense         '    5������  Grand Total        $207.00  It should be.added that the Union Col-  liery' Co., Mr. R. Grant & Co., and Mr.  M. Whitney made contributions to the  Fire company, for which no charge was  made. Subscriptions lb the amount of  $57.50 remain'uncollected. The greater  part of that amount is considered gu.-d,  and as soon- as the sunns subscribed wili  have been p:iid credit therefor will .ippeur  in these columns.*. A list of..'subscribers  to the hose reel will be published soon **s  the respective amounts are collected. ' I:  is only fair to add that so ne who did not  give any subscription in 1896, have never  theless*always signified their readiness to;  do so, and therefore, it is expected some  thing more will soon be collected.  Cameron Lake.  :A big  strike  has  been  discovered  at  Cameron Lake,   where  a.tunnel is being  driven.     In driving the   tunnel, a vein of  good  looking ore was  cut through about,  nine feet wide. '     '   - >-  Through the courtesy of Mr. T. Kitchin,  we have seen the rock, which is highly  mineralized. There has been no assay  made as yet, but Mr. Kitchin is hav  ing 6olbs of the rock crushed, and will  have a mill test made. If this turns out  all right, a smelter will be ordered, for  with a good paying vein of that size and  plenty of it, a small smelter would be  kept busy.���������Free Pree.    .  Education Ofeice,  Victoria, 5th, May, I897.  7VTOTICE is hereby given that the an-  *���������* nual examination of candidates for  certificates of >.*ualification to teach in the  Public Schools of'the Province will be  held as follows, commencing on Friday,  July 2d, 1897, at 8:45 a. m:--  Victoria In South Park School  Building.  Vancouver... .In High School Build-  in?-  Kamioops. .... .In   Public     School  Building.  Each apphncant must forward a notice,  thirty days before the examination, stating the class and grade of certificate  for  NOTICE is hereby given that one  month from date the* undersigned intend  to apply to the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council for the incorporation into a City  Municipality under the name of the City  of Cumberland of that certain locality in  he Province of British Columbia described as follows: All lots, blocks, and streets  into which portion of Lot twenty-one (21)  Nelson District has been subdivided  according to plans numbered 522, 522a.,  522b., on file in the Land Registry, Office  at Victoria.  Dated at   Cumberland,   B.C.   this   5th  day of May 1897.  Alex. Grant,  Robert Grant,  ,    ' Mayo Whitney,  Robert Lawrence,  '   .William W: Willard.  -T.-...^.-r^- M^vJ,vwWiu'^���������^*������**>i'���������'������*���������'���������l"*������������������  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOVT AG&3UT .Assessor and Col-  lector.r--W. B. Andekson, Orlice, Union.  i-t.t-i<icncu, Comox. *  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and Coroner, r-James Abrams, Union.  JUSTICES of the Peace.-���������Union,  A. McKuhjht, W. B. Walker, aud H. P.  Collis.���������Co-mox, G-fcO,. F. Drabble, and  Thomas Cairns.��������� Coukten ay, J. W.  McKe::zie.���������Sandwick, John Mundell.  CONSTABLES.���������J. W: Hutchinson,  aud P. S. Scharschmidt, Union.  COURTENAY.  COURTENAY is a pleasant village situated  on both sides of the Courtenay River, and on  the road u j the! Settlement, three miles from  Comox Bay. Tho road to Unior also passes  through it. It has_a central position. Here  arc two hotels, ono first class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post otlicc, shops, etc. It is  a favorite place for. fishermen aiid hunters.  COMG  COMOX'i3 a'village beautifully L.rated'.on the  bay of the same name, in Comox 'District. A  Practice Range, Mcsb House and Wharf, have  lately been established on the Sand Spit, which  forms tlie harbor, by ih- naval aur.lioriiies, and  here some one ol' Her Majesty's Ships is to be  found ttvo-thiras of the time. Hero is a post  1 ffi-je, two hoU'ls. two stores, bakery, etc. The"  scenery grund, and good hunti*.{-jne-.r. The  City ol* Nauaiii'o ironi Victoria ���������.���������fills hero on  Wednesdays,  -mil departs   Fi-Way   inorr.in^s.  U  I O  THIS TOWN, the easu-rn p.-.rt of which  called   Cu'iib'.'rl'irii.  1  on the  aboill  inciv   situated  font hi:!-.-., of 1 he iiufoi-.i M-'uiUi-i-i-*,  500 i'cot  above  ihe .waiers of ihe  Georgian Straus,   ���������iticl 60   miles  n-.irtli o!"  It is  connected   with . Bmvi.c  ijouno,  length,  mining.  13  miles in  line (ifrriiUvsiy  industry 'is   coal  700 tons   to  by  Its   principal  It turns  out  from  .1,000-tons  of coal   per  day   of the   best'  steam coal.     This is iran-if^re'd over the  railway-to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) to  the   ships:and  steamers and   tugs   with  scows  awaitiny to   receive it.    The   Hue'  coal  is  manufactured   here into  a i-oocl  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'farininjj 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, meta-i, harness and saddlery,  livery, jewlery, stationery, bakeries, and  barber shops, photograph gallery, brass  band, a graded school, four churches,  and a newspaper.' It is reached by  steamer from Victoria.and Nanaimo.  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKERY, Cornox,-B. C.  .A.T.  ������������������#  NDER50N'fi  This property is within a mile of Courtenay, and faces Comox Bay. There are a  house and barn upon the place. Mineral rights to a cer portion of the property.  Tenders will be received up to the  15th, day of June A.D. 1897. The highest or any lender not necessarily accepted. For terms and conditions of sale  apply to the undersigned.  McPhillips & Williams,  Bank of B.N.A. Building, Vancouver,  Solicitors for the Mortgagee.  Dated the 12th, day of May 1897.  Subscribe for The  News $2.oc  annum  236  per  Every notice of intention to be an  applicant must be accompanied with  satisfactory testimonial of moral character.  Candidates are notified that all of 'the  above requirements must be fulfilled  before their application can be filed.,  All candidates for First Class, Grade  A, Certificates, including Graduates,  must attend in Victoria, to take the  subjects prescribed for July 12th, and  13th, instants, and to undergo required  oral examinations.  235 S. D. POPE,  Superintendent of Education.  NOTICE.���������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire Brigade and its ap Lilian cos, should be  paid to Mr. Frank Dalby.  METAL WORKS  The following Lines are  Represented  Watches, clocks and jewellery  NEATLY   REPAIRED =  Tin, sheetiron, and copper work  Bicycles Repaired  Guns and rifles, repaired  Plumbing in all its branches,  Pumps, sinks and piping,  Electric bells placed,  Speaking tubes placed  Hot air furnaces,  Folding bath and improved  Air-tight stoves, specialties  Office and Works  tefte*-  Esquimalt  and  Nanaimo  Ry.  Steamer City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  The   Steamer  CITY of NANAIMO  will aail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers  and freight may offer  Lea.vo Victoria, Tuesday, 7 a, m.  "   Nanainio for Cornox, Wo.dnc'-dr.y, 7 a* m  Leave tiompx foi- Nanaimo,   _   Fridays, 7a.ui.  Narainio for Victoria    Saturdey, 7 a.m  For freight  or  state   rooms  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.-  s   unlit?}  .Florist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  Seeds. (Ornamental strees and  Shrubs^always.  Also   "bulbs   in    variety,,   including  Hyacinths, .Narcissus,   Fuchias,  Tulips and Lillies.  Union,  ~   u.   Li.  ���������rtMrw��������� trr^iaatjfttimwJtJJUO^mxM-taxr^KK-^rarti  |,W. S! DALBY, D.DS. & L D.s|**  w   , ', A  (ft    Dentistry ir. al hits Branches.! ft-  .'ol   fjj)  (W      rlate voik, iilliDg aiid extiacting      ft)  &���������_ Office oppr.-aite Waverly Hote), Uuiou {<*  fS   ������  ($)     Hours���������9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from     Jy  ���������������_ (J p.m. toS i'.m. . QV  SUBSCRIBE TO;  PER ANNUM,    i  Third Street, near  News oiHcc.  The News    $2.00  General    Teaming*.      Fcvvder  Oil,   Etc.,   Hauled.    Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER   WORK  DONE '  I have -moved into niy v.ev- shop on  Dtinsinuir Axer.ne, wlierei am prepnod  to ..-5.1 anuffn: 1.ure "and rep.iir all kinds of  men's, wonieii'f, and childien's shoes.  Give me a call. .*���������'  ;'' NELSON PARKS.   ;  10yniT: -:    ;���������:  iAlkOi ���������lU.U.ft. :,  ���������������������������'���������'JjUyiUj iiiiiiii);!  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,  Bright Original "Chatter."  And is the ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER in the PROVINCE  which has a TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE.  Jt is the exponent of the district, and  by it the district will be judged by the  outside public.  It is as CHEAP as a good paper can  be produced in a country district.  Give it your generous support and there  will be increased improvements.  SUNDAY SERVICES  St. Gkorgk's Phesbyterian Chukch���������  Rev. J. A. Logan, pastor. Services at 11 a.  m. and 7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30.  Y.P.S.C E.   at   close   of   evening   eervioe.  Methodist Church��������� Services at the  usual hours maruing and evening. Rev. W,  Hicks, pastor.  Tkinitv Orr.uicH���������Services in the evening.    Rev. J. X. VYillemar, rector.  aS*Dealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  tfS'Agent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Sieves and  Hanges-  Manui-ieUire-*.' cf the  New Air-tidit heaters  ���������o  Society     Cards  I.  O.    F.  Union Lodge,   No.    11,   meets ��������� e ery  Friday nij-ht at S o'clock. Visiting breth  rcn <_!_,iuiai.y invited to attend.  F. A. ANLEY,' R. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F  & A. M, B.C. R.  0       Union, 13. C.  Lodge   meets    first   r riday    in   each  month. ��������� Visiting brethren   are  cordially  invited to attend.  L.   Mounce. Sec.  Hiram Loc.j-jc No 14 A.F .5? A.M.,L.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on evety Saturday on or  belorc the ful! o. the nioun  Visiting Bru.iie.i    cordially  requested  to attend.  R. S. McConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland   Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. 6. F.,   Union.    .  Meets every alternate ��������� Wednesdays ot  each month at b'   o'clock p. m.    Visiting  Brethren coidially inviieu to attend.  John Com re, Scribe.  Any peison en- persons destroying or  vi-:*.r*.li*,k;ir.:- th'-kc.i;t. and b:.ne:s *-l the  L'f.iori DrevM. r> Co:r.p.-.ir. Ltci ot Nar'.ai-  ir.i\ ���������Aih Le )jf^-i.-c;i*.tt.o. A nbeial reward  ������������������.'.I'ibe paid   lor  ii.!;>!inati(.n   leucrit,j^   to  * t  'Convicf.on*.  : \Y.  PI.  Nonis, Sec'y  i,\ r v ��������� \'y v.**  I s-m preparec- t,o  ' 'furnisl'i 'Siy.ii&ft lii-gs  and do Teeming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatrick,  Union, B.C..  ���������^  EAMING-  >-^--J-^/i^o^Z_>  BO YEARS*  EXPERtENQS.  TRADE  MARKS������  DESIGNS,  COPYKICHT8  &o.  Anyone sendlns a skoteli ana description may  qiiicklj- usccrtain, free, whether an Invention is  probably patentable. Couimunlcatfons strictly  confidential. Oldest npency for Hecurlnjt patents  in America.    We have  a Washington* oflico.  Patents taken throuRh Munn & Co. recei-ro  special notice in the  80IENT1FIG." AMEftlGAN,  beautifully illustrated, l-iivest circulation of  any scientific .iournal, weokly, terms*p3.')0 a year;  81.50 six m.-.i;r>is. Specimen copies and HAND  Book on 1'ati-nts sent free.   AUdress  MUNN.   &.  CO.,  3^*1 Uroa-iwa*,, Kuw Ycrfe.  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave;  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block io,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James Abrams.  Why send away for your printing  wheu you can _;et it, done equally as weil at  the News ? Our prices are reasonable, and  we are now prepared to turn out everything  ic the line of Job Petnti*sg.  ���������N*  V,  V  V-.1  ^  ' i.  I THE    WEEKLY    Xii^'S  JUNE,  I sly     1S97.  ��������� wr-if-Tr t-"-1��������� ������������������*������������������  QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY SPOE.rS.  The sports at Union, May 24th, passed  off pleasantly. There was a fair attendance  and all aeemei to enjoythemselvea.  Judges ���������Dr. J. W. Westwood, J. W.  Haccliinnon, ami J. Abrams.  Time Keepers ���������J. L. Roe, and Dr. W.  S, Ddby.  Stewards ��������� Muss-m. McKay, Hudson,  Uaiworsii, ��������� Nnuna, McNevin, McLaan,  Siiran-j, Whyte, Alex. G-raut,'and W, James.  i-i  Puttiso the Shot.���������Prize* ������5 and $2.50;  1, M. .Mjirdiiall/2, R,. UilUnore.  '.   Tossing   Caber.���������Prizes  ������5  and $2.50;  1, Alf. W+lker, 2, M. Marshall.  Two .\1xle Bicycle Race.���������Prizsa 37.50  and ?5; I,' R. Sfcraag,' 2; M. Wataon.  Giuls^ Race (under 16).'���������A dead heat;  each ������1.50, by Lily Creech, and Mary  .Siruthord.  Bora'Race (under. 16).���������Prizes $2. and  $1; 1, H. Wuyce, 2| W. Walker.  Girls Race" (under 10).���������Prizes $ I and  75c; 1, F. McKnight, 2, M. Hamilton.  Boys' Race  (under   10).���������Prizes $1   and  '    75v*; 1, W. Woodhua, 2, R. Scruthers.  Boys' and Girls'   Race (under 7)���������Dt-ad  Heat; Alex   Walker and Bassie  McK-light,  75 cents each.  Oxe Hundred Yd.   Dash;���������Prizes  ������7.50  ���������  and ������2; I, P. Dalby, . 2, H.   Watsoa;, time  10J seconds.  Mile   Running.���������Prizes " $10    aud   $a;  *     1, W. James,   2, Geo.   Bechuusell;    time 5  r '  minutes ,aud 30 i-eaond-j.  Onte Mils Bicycle.���������Prizes $7.50 an I $5;  1, ft. Sr.r.ia^,   2, P. MuNiven.    Tune  2:48.  Three   Leoged   Race ���������Prizes   $5    and  ������2 50; I, H'ulsou and Wataon; 2, W. James  aud G. Beckeusell.  Tiires Mile Bicycle Race ���������Prizes  $7.50 _ and S5; 1, R. Strang; 2, P. MeNiveu.  Time 10:37.  One Fourth Mile Race ���������Prizes ������7 50  and ������5; 1, H. Watson; 2, W. James." Timo  &%\ seconds.  Boys' Bicycle Race, One Mile.���������Prizes  $5, S3 and $2; 1, C. Grant; 2, H. Whyte;  3, T.-Piket.    Tune 3:42.  Vaulting.---Prizjj ������5 and ������2.50; 1, "A.  McLiaciilin; 2, Geo. Beckeniell.  Running High Ju.������p.--Priz33 %b and  $2 50;1,T. Hudson, 4 ft. 8 in.; 2, A.  Urquhart.  Standimg   Long   Jump.���������PrizeB' $5   and  ������2.50; 1, J. Bruce, 12 ft. 4 in.; 2, T.  Hudson, 11 ft. 8 in.  Quoitinu Match.���������Prizes $5 aud $2.50;  1, J   Beanie; 2, Alf. Walker.  Five Mile Bicycle Race.���������Pr'zea ������10  and $7.50; 1, P. MeNiveu; 2, R. James.  Tine 16 min. 2li seca..  Wresi'ling   Hi'.aw   Wriaur.--T.   Hud-  sou S5; middle weight, R. James ������5.  Old Man's Racsj.---Prizes $3 and $2; 1,  O. MoLuan; 2, D. Beanie.  Pol'Atoe Rack ���������T. Hudson 35.  Catciiinc Greasy Pig.���������-T. Hudson and  R. Gil more, equal  Football Match.���������Lockhart'a team vs.^  S. Walker's team.    Prize ������10.     Lockhdrt'd  team, winners.  Sailors' Race ���������1, Saunders, $4; 2,  Sully, 3.00; 3, Preaton, 2.00; 3, Auuman,  1.10; total ������10.00  Italian BowxiNO Match.���������I, Frank  Scavada, 10.00.  Tu������ of War.���������Uusworth's team won  over sailors.    Prize 10.00  CANADIAN  Home  Journal.  ggp^There is Nothing  LEATHER  LIKE  Ii it is Well Put Together  So here it is : :  Single Harness at $lo, $12, $11; 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.  BARKER & POTTS,  BARRISTERS,  SOLICITORS, NOTARIES,   &e.  1  Office Room 2, McPhee & Moore B'ld'g and at  NANAIMO. B. C.  I\ O.  DRAWER   18.  YARWOOD   &   YOUNG  ,   BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  edge Bottling: Works,  7V  I have the largest Stock  of WHIPS   in  ��������� town and also the  v ...  Best Axle Greaserat o BOsES  Cerner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dun-jmuir  Avenue, B. C. ,  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday  o  each month and remain ten days.  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,  .-��������� MANUFACTURER OF    SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,  GINGER  ALE,  ��������� Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler   of  Different, Brands   of   juager  Beer,   Steam Beef  and  Porter'  Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.  ���������    IKZIElCr SEES, SOXjID IFOJE-i CufL-SIS 03^x^-2-  COURTENAY, B. C.  .For Twenty���������Five Cents-  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.,  L., P. ECKSTEIN.  Bap  Office:  -First  op Notary Public  Street,   Union, B. C.  Repairing \ hS'i'  Wesley Willarcl  Drs. Lawrence & Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  XJ2STIOlNr'B.p.  We have appointed Mr.  James  A"b-.  rams oui collector until   rurtner notice, to whom all  overdue   accounts  ���������fway be paid.  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  Gumtieriaiid Hotel.  Union, B. C.  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar,  North of Victoria,  i-Ynd the best kept house.  . Spacious ^.Billiard Room  and new  Billiard and Pool Tables  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ��������� ,   Nanaimo B. C  Manufactures the finest ciynrs and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign cigars  wlien you can obtain a SUPERIOR article to* the same money  Best of Wines and Liquors.  Notice to Taxpayers.  This is a journal which every Canadian lady should have.  It is edited by Faith Fenton,  and has a department in charge  of the Countess of Aberdeen.  It is worthy to be in every  home in the Dominion. The  price is $1.00 per annum. : We  have made such arrangements  that we are enable to furnish  it for 50 cents per annum to  every subscriber to The News  not in arrears for his subscrip  tion. The 50 cents must be  paid in advance and will be  sent with the name to the  home office of the journal and  the magazine will be mailed  direct from Toronto to the subscriber. Remember it will be  no use to ask us to take your  names without handing in at  the time the cash. Where  the husband subscribes for the  News, the wife may have the  Canadian Home Journal  (which is a large magnificent  monthly gotten up in the best  of style) sent her on the above  terms.  Assessment Act aud Provincial  'Revenue Tax.J  NOTICEIS HPIREBY GIVEN, in  ���������locordance with the Ssalu-es, thru Provincial R-'venus Tare a*.ui Taxes levied  uridyl* the As**cssinenr Act are n>w due  tor the y>*ar 1897. Ai! of 'he abov>: named  Taxes t*oilectiblu -.viihin the Comox, N.-*.i-  son. Newcastle, Den in'in and Hornby  Island's Division of the District of Comox, are piyable at my office.  Asse-scd'Ti'.x-js are collectible at the  following rates,  viz:  1>* PAID ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30th,  iSoz-^Proviiicial    Revenue,    $3.00    per  capita.  Three-fifths of  one per  cent   on   Real  Property.  Two and one-half per cent on Wild  Land  One-half of one percent on Personal  Property.  One-half of one per cent on Income.  If paid   after   June. 30th,   1897���������'  Four-fifths of one per cent on Real  Property.  Three per cent  on   Wild Land,   c  Three-fourths of one per cent on Personal Property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on  Income.    :  W. B. Anderson,  Assessor and Collector.  January 1S97.  A FINE STOCKOF-  ��������� Clocks, watches, books  and'stationerv.  T. D.  McLean'  TJITZOKT, IB. O.  If  I..C.1  Ti  ' ��������� *��������� \io.\{i.  u. liii/Uljaili,  Ijo-J-jCtQ  iii 1  i.n  .*.-..���������]  O-J  ffT?  OfiiLL     til&lt  S3-  A. Llli-lIcJ-Ul  Paper-Hanging, Kaisomining  ]     and   Decorating..  'GRAINING A SPECIALTY.  All orders Promptly Attended to  UnioE., B. G.  f������n   saxis  FOR SALE.--My houso ar.d two  lota  in  tho village of Courtenay.  K. Grant,  Union.  T^OR SALE, RANCH���������One mils and a  ���������*������������������- half from Union, contains** 160 acvea  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 i������ storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, News Office.  WANTED���������A good canvasser..   Enquire  at ' 'News Office.  FOR RENT-The boarding house late  ly occupied by Mr.  A.   Lindsay.    Apply  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  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 in the line of job printing.  ������ Give 11s a trial.  Barber '.Shop ;;  - and;;;  :  :  ���������;Bathing '-y  .    Establishment  O.  J--T  "P.,  r echner,  NOTICE  "An Act to  Prevent   Certain.   Animals from Sunning- at Large���������1896"  Stock owners are herebv . notified to  keep all Swine, Stallions of one year old  and upwards, and Bulls over nine months  old, under proper enclosure, as all animals of these descriptions, found running  at large will be dealt with under the provisions of the Act referred to.  Comox, B. C.       W. B. Anderson,  June 7th, 1896. Gov't Agent.  We do all kinds of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular.  H, A. Simpson   ,  Barrister <k Solieitop, No's 2 & 4  Commercial Street.  2r<r^*i.-N-^iLX-M:0,    B.    C     .  J. A. Carthew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER,  *   Xr^TXOI;-, *3. C.  ,o:e3::e]_a.:e>! cheaph gehe-A-DP-i  THESE"  best  STEEL  WIRE  AS WELL AS,  - Mc Mullen's  choice'  Steel Wire. Netting for  Trellis,   Poultry Yards,   Lawn Fencng,     etc.,  ManUxactnTod and Sold by  THE ONTARIO WIRE FENCING CO.. LTO.  Pictou. Ontario.  are   sold  before.  much, Lower   this year, -than ever  They  ARE THE BEST.  vf erchant for them.  Ask   your Hardware  GO TO  FOR  w  m 9> %  I 11 Mi.  M  ��������� UB  W'i  ��������� &  & ������������������������������������'ii  lilt  w  1  %  i  Posters  Pamphle  fits  *&.  Dance Programmes  Visiting Card  Billheads  Envelopes  Circulars  Letterheads  GOOD PAPER .  GOOD INK  ^&,Our   Work  Speaks  Menues  Mourning   Card  Statements  Noteheads  Our   Worth  family,  and  to get it.   Undoubtedly it is the  I presumewe have usedover  one   hundred   bottles  of  Piso's  Cure   for  Consumption   in, my  am. continually   advising   others  I ever used.���������W. 0.. Miltbnbergbr, . Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894.��������� 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consump  tion, and never have any complaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894.  '������S^i?*^.q!SaC.wr-E',jfo.r  Tho Best Cough Syrup.  Tnstcs Good. Use in time, j  51 Sold by Druggists.  JAMES   ABRAMS  fpTH1RTY-SEVENTHVEAR.    4-   ���������*������������������*���������-J  *>+   4-   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.  > Twenty Pages; X\Tz&\y; Illustrated.  1NDISFENSA31.E TO MINING MEN.  > TEEES DOLLARS PSR YEAR. POSTPAID. <  > SAMPLE COP12S FfiE--, S  {  MINING m SClESTiTIG P3SBS,      (  Market St.,   San Francisco, Cal.}  ���������^iSiswy s^*"^';w -v^ V'-'Nf/'**--*'  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. ���������-.S33-3:-3.3'--55^  \Jj     ���������    ,./ . ��������������������������������������������� . .;;   -   ���������      ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� .,.��������� , ��������� .    -..���������������������������',    ��������� ��������� " . : .'���������'  ^e^.*ff*E-;^.^e:^e:tz:-s:^^^r*^^  m  BIG   BERG   SEASON.  ;��������� *^*23a3333:-53J553'5S'3S:-2SS3'2S3a3.-3a  EGISLATTON    and    associated  business effort a re making* considerable progress of late in the matter of fighting the evil long known as,  "tlie bucket shops."    Within a 'single  /week a Southern State Seriate has de-  V/clared war on the cotton gambling exchanges pf .this character, and aWestern/Legislature has brought up a bill  to abolish those purporting to deal iii  'grain..milling stocks, and the like.'Originally, these institutions were devised  to meet the .requirements of speculators who wished to operate on fractional  lots of stock an.d..objected,to paying tbe  difference: in -'prices, charged at legiti-  *"'.', mate exchanges.".���������������������������With an abuse, of a  system inherently 'vicious.    however,  ../   these places have so far deteriorated  :  that police raids have become frequent^  and the principal features of attraction  have : been those; present;in any * poop  ;    room  where -betting is* clone on    some  /'/; event or calculation.    It has become a  /;,/saying, .resulting from bitter //cxperi-.  ';'���������'.-" eiice. tli at the only way/to "beat a btick-  .���������,���������'���������'.��������� et shop"  ndwadiy/s. ; is to stay:: a way  '.  from it./   " .' ;���������.'���������':':' -���������".-.���������.'.���������'...''���������..��������� ..:.-���������������������������.���������  The countryman./; is  a' type  of  cus-  7. .tomer who hot only haunts tlie bucket  ':; '-shops once lie gets '..into their clutches,  ; : liut who is reached in manifold ways  ':-. through letters .aiid advertisements. He  ���������often goes on the theory that because  .. rip wheat or-,hogs were-raised iu; his  :   township there are none in the world.  'This;mail has been buying- on a falling  ���������market for years, and has nothing to  - show for it but, experience. '.-..The glowing tables of profit. calculations dazzle  the uu wary at a distance, and fortunes  are accumulated    by .clever    sharpers  who lead their victims on,- reporting a  profit very rarely, but great prospects  ',���������_��������� .always.   'Only tlie other day a man in  ���������Iowa, 'who 'had ���������been   dealing  with  a  /bucket   shopfirm"for   many   months,  was?made aware, by a misdirected letter, from  the firm, of the fact that he  : -was be) n g hood winked and ch ea ted reg-  ���������ulai'lyr the  letter  sho wing' that   there  cwas neither system nor honesty to alleged  dealings  in stocks.    These  fascinating* schemes are depicted in glowing colors.and a man may about as well  throw  his1 .money  away  as invest in  ..- them.  More than 200 bucket shops have  been known to be in operation in Chicago at one time, some run upon a plan  where expenses were tremendously  heavy, others on the mere cost of tele-  ., /graph ticker, some printed slips, a  blackboard and a pot of chalk... They  are usually located off a corner or alley,  and as closely as possible within the  shadow of the headquarters of the  ���������Board of Trade. Two blackboards are  affixed to the wall. One chronicles the  fluctuations of gas, tobacco, gold, sil-  rver and railroad stocks, the other deals  with local quotations on grain. One  ticker purports to beat out what Wall  street is doing; the tape of the other, it  is claimed, furnishes the same information as to city grain deals that a  privileged member of the real Board  pays $2,500 to read. A boy who has  learned to decipher the tape chalks up  these quotations, and the game is open.  The victims are always prompt. They  are' on hand for the first tick, of the  ticker, and the comfortable room, easy-  chairs and congenial company draw a  " crowd thoroughly mixed, many of  whom imagine they are really doing  business.  The method of operation is very simple.    Almost any  margin  will  be accepted, and the smaller the margin the  greater the risk.   An investor, believing  that   he   understands   the   market,   invests,  say,  $10.    The bucket shop at  once  takes one-eighth  of 1  per  cent.  out of this as a  fee.    If the  margin  . is 1 per cent.,  the customer loses his  money when the market goes against  him three-quarters of 1 per cent.    On  the  other hand,  a change  of VA per  cent, in his favor is necessary for him  ���������to make 1 per cent, profit.    The odds  are always against the customer and  In favor of the operator.   It is estimated  that at the present time there are between 6,000 and 7,000 bucket shops in  tbe country, and numerous  towns of  5,000 Inhabitants boast one or more of  these institutions.    Those that are operated on a large scale have large expenses.    In addition to suitable offices,  they have an endless number of private  ���������wires, and spend large sums of money  In sensational    advertising.     Brokers  ��������� who really execute orders cannot compete against such  prodigal    methods.  According to the bucket-shop    advertisements, any one can make money at  speculating.      Having    received    the  "tip," he proceeds to invest.   After the  public  have  been   let in,  the  various  branches report to headquarters,  and  the latter finds, for instance, that he is  20,000 shares long on a certain stock on  AFTER THIRTY-ONE   YEARS.  2 per cent, margin.   The next move is  to sell the stock down 2 per. cent, on the  floor of the stock exchange, and pocket  the $40,000 margins.   Under the bucket  shop system these transactions are hot  made in' the market; thej'* are simply  so; many bets, "with substantial    odds  against the public,   who  place    their  money at the mercy--of bucket-shop proprietors.        ������������������'���������'.    :"..������������������'*���������;,������������������-.,:-. ,....;. .;.<���������-.  "Bring(in your money;    we'll show  you "how to run it tip���������you keep/watching the blackboard for amusement," is  the way the glib city bucket-shop proprietor puts it.    Then: he tells you  to  /���������pyramid.''   This is a modern term', expressing  the idea  of building  up  an  enormous fortune from small    beginnings:    They represent that with $50  ���������you buy 5,000 bushels of grain on 1-  cen.t  margin.    When .the  market. advances;*!1/^ cents, showing a net profit  of $50, buy. 5,000 bushels more.   An ad-'  vance of another 1% cents will show a  further profit of $100, with which buy  10,000 bushels, and so on, till, starting  with  5,000  bushels,, an  advance of  9  cents a bushel'will make a net profit  of $12,750.   This is a fascinating proposition, but it shrinks somewhat before  the fundamental fact in trading, that  when a market rises slowly nine points,  it has never been known to dp so without a temporary "break" which would  wipe out the pyramider instantly.    If  it avoids a "break" it does so by a rise  so fast that it would be impossible to  make sales, and subsequent purchases  in time to keep pace with the rise.  All of these bucket shops, "clock  games," with fictitious quotations and  imaginary deals, and investment lotteries, are catered to by men and boys  who keep the places full, groups replacing groups as fast as the money  gives out.  There are several types of the bucket-  shop speculator. There is the clerk  who leaves his work for a few minutes,  dashes -in, leaves his week's salary in  the bucket-shop in the belief that he  has a chance to double it. There is the-  young man just inoculated with the fever, the old broken-down speculator  who once dealt in 100,000 bushels of  wheat, but owing to the strength of the  game he is now forced to be content  with 1,000, which a ten-dollar bill will  margin severi-eighths of 1 per cent' He  has a bucket-shop face. It is pale,  drawn and bloodless. He has been  buffeted by ill fortune un til, his blood  and marrow are gone, and /he��������� has  about 'as:, much--.energy: as a mummy.  Another type is the, middle-aged man  who has "had : many tips and downs.  He has been in niairy kinds of business  and usually failed. He knows- a thing  or two ahout speculation and he is always waiting for the* best of it. He*  hangs over the ticker and absorbs .the  information it; conveys.; He is prematurely gray, , seedy; and0.'taciturn.- If he  has a fancy for; steaks he watches them  like a, hawk:, and '-at. the first sign of  weakness or strength he is ready'to sell  or buy ten shares. But the bucket-  shop crushes him. No ���������new ordersi will  be executed on a panicky market.  When the bucket-shop proprietor and  his patron are of the opinion that a  stock will fluctuate oyer a wide range  in a short time the bucket-shop will not  trade in that stock. ,  - The new woman is daft on gambling  and she is a regular victim of bucket-  shops. There are said to be three bucket-shops in Chicago that are supported  solely by women.  ��������� Extracting-- Gold.  A process of extracting gold by which  every particle of the metal in the ore  is recovered is stated to^be in successful operation in West-Australia. It is  called the ore atomic process. Gold  quartz is crushed into sniall lumps and  is then put into a closed chamber, subjected to the heat of a furnace, to the  action of water and of hydrogen gas.  This eliminated sulphur and reduces  all oxides to the metallic state. After  being heated, the material is suddenly  cooled by jets of water���������-an operation  repeated several times till the quartz  crumbles to powder at the touch of the  finger. It is then thrown into a tank  and the gold is separated by washing.  ���������Chicago Tribune.  If a man has kin, it is equivalent to  having troubles.  PRINCESS    ALICE    AND     HER    ROYAL    HUSBAND.  Prisoner Who Has Been   Dead  in the  , Kyes of  the Law Since 1866.  Through the clemency of former Gov.  Morton there will emerge from prison  walls into freedom next spring a man  who has suffered' a living death for  more than: thirty-one years. The first  thought that naturally' comes is that  this man. will be almost overcome with  joy at the prospect of his release. Bui  on second thought grave doubt arises  as to whether this unfortunate man  will'be even *ls content as he.must have  learned to be in prison when he is again  out in the world,* free to go where he  pleases.: He; himself probably has. no  such doubt now, but ii is- much to be  feared that when the p.nson doors: have  closed behind him he will realize what  it is impossible for to.realize/rio^w./;;::.:;';::  :*������������������ At the age of 66*years he: will be  utterly alone, iii the world, without re-:  so tire es,, w i th o u tj tli e: p hy s i cal strength  to make/hi^; way through wha:t little of:  life may.remain ;tb him. : She that was]  his wife,;'lf": she still lives,; is the wife  of another, for he was legally dead  when the life sentence had .been/ -im-'  posed upohhim, and she exercised her  right to marry ���������'"���������again; those who were  his friends, all those years ago, are  ���������dead', or, scattered through tlie world.  He will be a stranger among strangers^*  There is 'none to: whq-m Tie can-thrn; foo:'  sympathy,' for hid, or even for the opportunity of making a living.: Moreover,"  there will come to him, as;never before,,  perhaps, .the: realization that: his life,  with all the opportunities, which '/: it:  might have held, : has all but passed  away.   /  ',���������/ -'.-���������/������������������;...��������� ./v;-'"-'- 7-7y;\77-  -Gov. Morton, before, the;expiratipn of  his term, commuted'-the lifesentence  of George '0E.:Gordon, now in Danne-,  mora'-:prison, to fifty-two-years, so that  he will be released:6n:MayS next, the:  time: off for good: behavior being allowed. Gordon was'::'sentenced in this  city iirlS66 to life-imprisonment, after  conviction of the murder of a, stock  drover by the name of Thompson in the  West Albany cattle yards. Gordon was  a resident of .'Green bush and was 35  years of age when convicted.  The application for pardon has been,  on file in the executive chamber for  twenty years .and was signed by some  of the most prominent people and pub-  lie officials in Rensselaer County. Gordon is at present the prison librarian  at Dannemora, and his good con-duet  during his long confinement, together  with the fact that he has always contended that he did not commit the.  crime, led to the Governor's favorable  action on the application for clemency.  Under the law at that time a person  charged with murder could not testify  in his own behalf, but he then declared  his innocence. He was convicted on  circumstantial evidence, considered  strong.      .     ;,  Gordon's wife has  Albany Express.  Drifting   Monsters   from   the  Arctics  Alarm Sea Captains.  , If the sharps of the sea are to be be-'  [ieved, 1S97. will go down in history, as  one of the, greatest years for icebergs  in; modern ���������* times.        Many/ dangerous'  bergs have been reported.../:;   : / f'  *  '  ���������   The" winter of 1S9 ,was.'a-..famous.-season for bergs, as one vessel passed fifty-  within a radius of 200 miles. * The bergs  of that year,' however,  were not dangerous, .being soft and badly    cut up  by the action /.of the sea:' The year of  1S56 was the most famous of thein all  for the floating mountain1-;, and scores  of,. vessels were sent to the bottom by::  ���������running  into   them   during   the; heavy-  Cogs, which   make   navigation   off the  Banks so dangerous at all times.   ,      *  Few skippers, who have "seen scores  and scores of bergs, know that these  monsters, are hundreds, and, perhaps;  ''thousands of years old.   The inception,  birth and growth of an iceberg is one  'of-' the; most curious ..freaks of nature,  and.much about them is still an unex- .  plained science., *"    ;���������'",/:.  /��������� Greenland is the home of nearly all  the icebergs \vhich terrorize the officers  of transatlantic vessels, as those form-  i'd furtiiernorth rarely break loose from  their icy .moorings.    Nearly the whole  island of Greenland is covered with an,  immense sea of ice many thousands of  feet,thick, commonly, called an ice cap.  The' snows of each yea r, falling oil th is '��������� *  great field/iqf ice, are slowly /absorbed,, :  adding to the fhickness and solidity of  the ice cap"���������;.< and exerting a tremendous'.!."  pressure :pn the, solid ;masS/^,W  : -he country  slopes   toward,/the- coast;'.'  /there:is anyiniperceptible/movem  .the; inasS.^sp slow that1 it ^cah hardly-be;  '7m  married again.  ICKBEKO  PRINCESS ALICE, who recently wedded with Prince Fabrizio Massimo at  Venice, is the daughter of Carlos, pretender to the Spanish throne. Her  union with the Italian prince, it is believed, will not weaken her father's prestige. Carlism has been growing in Spain of late and is said to be as strong as the  republicanism of the sunny land. The marriage ceremony was performed first by  the mayor of the town and secondly by the Cardinal Sarto in his private chapei.  The Emperor Francis Joseph and several members of the royal family of Austria  sent the bride many beautiful presents. An apostolic benediction on the union was  sent by the pope. Princess Alice, although her father is a royal outlaw, has as  good blood���������if royalty improves the quality���������as anybody in Europe. She brings  a dowry of $500,000 to her newly wedded husband  Weighing Ice by  Measure.  A correspondent of the Western  Druggist complains that he is continually defrauded in the ice delivered for  his soda fountain, and weighing not being exactly practicable, he wants to  know if. he'cannot find the true weight  of a chunk of ice by measurement.  St. Louis druggists are not alone in  their complaint about short weight on  ice, and the explanation for the diminutive size of a 100-pound chunk of ice,  namely, that it is the coldness of it  which has contracted it so, will be as  familiar to them as to their brethren  in ill luck in Chicago. As to the question of our correspondent, that is entirely apropos, and we take pleasure in  assisting him. The calculation is quite  simple if we remember that one cubic  foot of water weighs 62.5 pounds. One  cubic foot equals 12 times 12 times 12,  or 1,728 cubic inches. Dividing this by  the number of pounds of water gives  us 1,728, divided by 62.5, equals 27.65.  Hence, one pound of water measures  27:65 cubic inches, which for 100 pounds  makes 2,765 cubic inches. While ice  blocks, as delivered, are not always of  exactly rectangular shape, yet in a majority of cases the weight could be determined approximately correct. We  would advise our readers to try this  plan, appealing to the scale when their  figures are doubted.���������American Cultivator.  ���������  Forebodiners-  Our pleasure in the weather fine  Is mixed with doubting far from nice���������  For when the summer sun doth shine  What will we have to pay for ice?  ���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  A funeral in a family reveals a great  many surprising kinships that no number of parties and receptions had ever  made public.  recognized from year to year. Scientists have estimated it at four feet a  year.,  ��������� Gradually the wall-like ends of the ice  cap are forced into the sea, and these  are called glaciers. Year, after year the  enormouspressure inland sends the ice  further into the water, but the whole,  mass is so solid that no force seems  great enough to wrest a piece from the  main body. But the all-powerful sea  performs the seeming miracle. It is the  ���������upward pressure of'the water on the  floating end of the glacier that finally  wears down its strength and causes it to  burst from the ice cap with the roar of a  thousand cannon. -This is the birth of  the iceberg.  Slowly the released mammoth moves,  first one way and then the other. Great  pieces drop off into the sea, but finally  it finds its equilibrium. Then it begins  its long journey to the south, moved bj*-  the strong Arctic current running deep  and strong hundreds of fathoms below  the^ water's surface, and grasping the  submerged ends of the berg in a relentless grip. Further south, where the  berg meets the northward current of  the gulf stream, the underlying Arctic  current is still strong enough to push  the mass along, but the opposite pressure from above and beneath wears  great holes in the solid body and the  mass which centuries labored to create  dies in a few short months.  German JLantl  Owners.  Germany's fifteen largest land owners own between them 9,000,000 acres  of German soil. Prince Wittgenstein  has 3,000,000 acres, next comes the  Duke of Arenberg witb S00.000, then  in order the Prince of Thurn and Taxis,  the Duke of Brunswick, Prince Salm  Salm, the Prince of Talleyrand-Sagan,  who is a French subject; the Prince of  Pless, the Duke of Leuchtenberg,  Prince Bentheim, Prince Lowenstein,  the Prince of Wied (father of the Queen  of Roumania), and Prince Fengger.  Many of these have large estates outside of Germany.   Fair Enough.  His fiancee���������Are you sure you would  love me just as tenderly if our conditions were reversed���������if you were rich  and I were poor?  He���������Reverse our conditions and try,  me.���������Harlem Life.  yt  y*i  m  M  V-1  -I  en ���������b.  HII>1) EX   PLACES.  Ifi  LARGE  j  OR SMALL  BOTTLES.  Ukiohtk Diseass  (.ritMAr oiftof}uen&*  TCHILE Comhju.vt3  GcHQlAL DEOIUn.  MALARIA.  ~.-tt.rc**������.r~'���������-"-  Iran irf-S^F*"* r.**3CaJ  .WARM  i*s5  V/AE������R*5iArZ.aJBfC(  Owing to the  many requests  from its patrons,  Warner's Safe  Cure Co. have put  on the market a  smaller size  bottle of Safe  Cure which can  now be obtained  at all druggists at  half the price of  the large bottle.  is not only a scientific vegetable  preparation and does all that is  claimed for it, but it is the only  Kidney and Liver medicine used  by the best people of four continents. A medicine that bears  the stamp of the world's approval, and maintains its position for a fifth of a century,  must necessarily possess peculiar merit.  Why a weasel should hate a rat is strange-  as  he is only an  elongated* rat   himself.!  Eats and   mice  love  hidden   places, and a;  weasel i=> about the only living thing that!  cuii lind thein  out.    Aches and  pains are'  like rats  and   mice.,   They   seek out   the  hidden   places of the hun'ian  system and  gnaw and ravage, the. ini"--cles and nerves.  tit. Jacobs Oil, like :i wea*-e], knows how to  go for them.    Jt will penetrate to the secret  recesses of the pain, and breaks up its habitation and drives  it out.    Rats and mice  shun the corners where a weasel has been,  and pains and aches once fairly driven out  by'St. .Jacobs  Oil  are  permanently  cured  aiid seldom come back to their old haunts..  There must be patience with,t he treatment;  some chronic forms are stubborn and resist, but tbe great remedy will finally conquer and give health and strength to the  uihicted parts.   A fish with nine mouths was captured in California recently, and ichthyologists are in doubt what to name it.  OUT A  No  Remedy to  Compare  With   Paine's  Celery Compound.  THIS FAur/rs  AND   FOLLIKS OI-" THJK  AOK  Are numerous, 1-nt of the latter none is more  ridiculous than tlie promiacnous and random  use of laxative, pills and other drastic cathartics. These wrench, convulse and weaken both  tlie stomach and bowels. It Ilostetter's Stomach Kilter.1* he used instead of these no-remedies, the result is accomplished without pain  and with jrreat benellt to- tho bowels, the  stomach and the liver. Use this remedy when  constipation manifests itself, and' thereby prevent it from becoming chronic.  FERRY'S SEEDS  Don't rielc the loss of time, labor and gronnd  by planting seeds of unknown qual-  '  ity.   The market ia full of cheap,  unroliablo seeds. FERRY'S SEEDS  aroalwayi the best; do not accept  any substitute. Seed Annual Free.  D. M.FERRY ic CO.,  Detroit, Mich.  FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE SICK or  "Just Don't  Feel Well,"  ������S^&UVER PILLS  aro tho Ono Thing to uBe.  Only One for a' Dose.  Sold by Druggists at 25c. a box  Samples mailed free.     Address  Dr. Bosanko Med. Co. Fhila. Fa.  Salicylic acid, boric acid, borax and  formaldehyde are some of the chemicals added to prevent milk from souring.  Most British geologists are now prepared to admit that tlie earth has passed through several glacial, periods, instead of only , one, as is commonly  supposed.  HOME  lMlO������UCT9   AND PUBK FOOD.'  How Deer Walk.  A curious fact, not commonly known,  about the gait of red deer hi TSngland  li -.s recently been published in a book  on "TI tint ing." by Lord El> ring-ton. It  appears th**t a --stag crosses his legs  right nnd left in walking, while with  a female deer, except under particular  circumstances, the prinls of the hind  foot will be found in' a direct line with  those of the forefoot.  Read the Really , Wonderful Experience of Rev. Dr.  Bailey and His Good Wife, and the Indorsements of  Other Eminent.Divines.  Rats an'I the Ptntriie.  According .to Dr. James Cantlie, in  the Lancet, the disease called the bubonic plague, now raging in Asia, attacks rats before it makes its appearance among human beings in the same  locality. A month before the plague  broke out in the city of Bombay it was  observed that, the rats were dying by  thousands. Other animals are also af-  fested, but none so -soon or so fatally as  rats.  Sent  c To any'person interested inhumane  matters, or who loves animals, we  will send 'free, upon application, a  copy of the "ALLIANCE," the organ  of tliirt Society. In addition to its intensely interesting reading, it contains a list of- the valuable and unusual premiums given'by the paper.  Address  THE NATIONAL HUMANE ALLIANCE,  410-111 United Charities Building, New York.  AH Kastern Syrup, so-called, usually very,  light colored and oi" heavy body; is made1 from  glucose. '��������� "Tea Gardeii Drips" is made from  Sugar Cnue and is strictly pure. It is for sale  bv first-class grocers, in cans only. Manufactured by the Pacific Coast Syrup Co. All genT  uine "Tea Garden Drip*" have the manufacturer's name lithographed, on every can.  The velocity of light is 186,880 miles  per second. ���������   ,  Two bottles of Fiso's Cure for Consumption cured me of a bad lung trouble.���������Mrs.  J. Nichols, Princeton, Tnd'., March 26,1895.  A proposition to reorganize , forty  counties in .Western Kansas in four  large ones is .being agitated in that  state.   *100    REWARD    SilOO.  WHEAT  Make money by suc-  cessuil speculation in  Chicago. We buy and  sell wheat there on mar-  fins. Fortunes have been made on a small  eginning by trading in futures. Write for  full particulars. Best of reference given. Several years' experience on the Chicago Board of  Trade, and a thorough knowledge of the business. Downing, Hopkins & Co., Chicago Board  of Trade Brokers. Oflices in Portland, Oregon,  Spokane and Seattle, Wash.  FINEST IN THE WORLD.  Tinck's "C.  C." Razor  In sizes 4-S, 5-8 and 6-S.    Trice, 93.SO.  ���������Can be exchanged if not Satisfactory.  Send for General Catalogue or Catalogue of  Sporting   Goods   or   Barber  Supplies.  WILL & FINCK CO.,  820 Market St. San Trancisco,  Cal.  FOR THE ON-  ly perfect Incu-  bator'; m ad e.  Freight Prepaid  to your nearest  Railroad Station  or Steamer Irinding.     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Hall's"Family Pills are the best.  America is the only country in which  a baby elephant was born in captivity.  Drop us a line if you can't  get. Schillings Besl of your  grocer, or if you don't like-  it and can't get your money  back.  A Schilling & Company  San Francisco " 426  '  Atnericin Gems.  Although1 not many precious stones of  great value are found in the United  States, yet, as Mr. George F. Kunz  shows in his recent report to the Geological Survey, they include diamonds,  rubies and sapphires. In 1895 a diamond weighing six-carats wnsfound in  Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Rubies  are found in Macon County, North  Carolina, and sapphires in Fergus  County, Montana. Fine gems of tourmaline, chrysoprase aiid other minerals  exist in various parts of the country.  Electric Photogranhs. (  Monsieur De H'e'en, a Belgian scientist, lias succeeded in producing photographic impressions by simply allowing  a current of air tilled with floating  lycopodium dust to impinge upon a  sensitive plate in a dark room. His  explanation is based upon the well-  known fact that whenever air containing particles of watery vapor, or line  dust, is driven against a solid object,  it produces electrification, and ho  thinks that the electricity developed by  the impact of the dnst-charged air with  the sensitive plates alone suffices to1"  affect the latter without the intervention of light rays of any kind.  The Universal .Supply  "������. SUPPLIES*  House, Established 1885  MINE.  MILL  DAIRY  Groceries, Hardware,  Agricultural Implements.  Harness, Boots, Shoes, Dry .Goods,'Music, Etc.  Send 4c for Large Illustrated Catalogues.  PRODUCE TAKEN IN EXCHANGK.  Home Supply Co., 13 Front St.,SanFranc'aco,Cal.  BROKEN DOWN WOMEN  And /men find permanent cure in T>r. Leopold's Compound" Medicated Electric  Belt. Rest, solace, comfort, for nerve and  brain. .Five times the curative power of any  other belt at HALF the price. Permanent cure  guaranteed. Consultation free, bv mail, or at  office, 148 Sixth street, Portland. Or.  rTg-w vvvvvvvvv wv-g-g v v w mvv  "CHILDREN'TEETHINC.','       ,  .���������><  Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Sykcji* should a! u-uys be '���������{  used for children teething. It soothes the child, soft- **���������  Jiiertia of the Nerves.  Tlie researches and experiments of  Messrs. Broca and Rio-bet have led them  to the conclusion that the cerebral  nervous system is incapable of perceiving* more than an average of ten separate impressions per second. After  each excitation of the nerves a. period  of inertia follows, lasting about one-  tenth of a second, and during this  period a new impression cannot be  made. 'According to the same authority a person cannot make more, than  ten, or at the most a. dozen, separate  voluntary movements of any kind in a  second, although the muscles, independently of the will, are capable of making as many as'thirty or forty.  SURE CURE for PILES  Itching and Blind, Bleedingjir Protruding Piles yield nt once to  ��������� ���������-.--������������������-- -- --        ��������� ��������� Stops itch-  positive cure.   Circul.-ir.s scat tree.   Pric;  DR. It������8AxM*(������. 1M.11*.. Pa.  DR. BO-SAN-KO'S PILE REMEDY. *���������  ing, atxiorba tumors. A positive cure.   Circulars aent t  SOc.    ~ "-  Druggists or mail.  RUPTURE and PILES cured ; no pay until cured; send for book. .Juts. MANsi'rjci.j*  <fc Porterfield, 338 Market St., Sun Franc'sno.  N.P.N.U. No. 696.��������� s7f7nTu.^No7773  YOUNG MAN!  You have exceeded the limit allowed by  nature in the enjoyment of worldly pleasures. You have at some lime overtaxed  your nervous.system, and there is a weakness lurking there, ready to break forth in  ail its pitiable, destructive effects upon you.  Do'not disregard these little symptoms,,  which you feel from day to day"; they tire  messages telling of the suffering of your  nerves, and warning you that a break-down  is near. It may come tomorrow, and then  it will be too late to mend.  Mend now. What energy is left you, put  it forth and save yourself." Call on'or write  to Dr. Sanden and study his plan. Study  how so many unfortunates have been saved.  Don't wait; act today. It is of vital importance to you.  Have you read or heard of the wonderful  cures which are being accomplished by  There is not'.a'hamlet on the Pacific* coast but has one or more who owe  their happlness^to it.   This is the record of five years of good work.  "BeltHas proved entirely satisfactory; my appetite is great, digestion good,  memory improving,  muscles hard and  strong,  bowels in  good order,  sexual.  strength  improving,   great increase   of confidence.    Can   do  more  work   with  greater ease tlian I ever have done  before."���������It.   Si.  DOUGLAS,  Stamivood,  Wash., March 11, 1897.  What a record this paper could show if people cured of such troubles  would allow their names to be used! Everv dav some grateful, restored  man gives thanks to Dr. Sanden's Electric Belt.   So will vou if vou try it.  Send for the book, "Three Classes of Men," free, sealed closely, by mail.  Call or address  SANDEN    ELECTRIC   BELT   CO., 8S3 West Washington St., Portland, Or.  When writing to Advertiser please mention this paper.  Prehistoric Dogs.,  A -Swiss" naturalist has recently0 presented to the Helvetian Society of Natural Science the results of a study of  the remains of dogs found among the  ancient lake dwellings of Switzerland,  the earliest of which date from the Age  of Stone. He finds that three different  races of dogs existed there at that time,  one of which: resembled the Siberian  sledge-dog of to-day. Later, when the  Age of Bronze dawned upon the Alps,  two'liew species appeared, one being a  sherpherd dog and the other a hunting  dog. All of these dogs were of northern  origin, the canine types of the Mediterranean lands not having crossed the  Alps.  Crystal Sky  Columns.  An explanation of a curious optical  phenomenon, sometimes witnessed on  . frosty nights,   which   is    called    the  "pseudo-aurora," is offered in Science  by Mr. Goode of the Chicago University.   The phenomenon takes the form of  beautiful   columns   of   silvery    light  standing over electric arc lamps and  other bright lights, and sometimes appearing almost to reach the zenith. Mr.  Goode says that sometimes the evening  star has a bright shaft below as well as  above, while the rising moon stands in  a  broad  column of light.    These  appearances are due to floating frost crystals which keep their reflecting faces  horizontal.    On examination he found  that the crystals concerned in the exhibition were thin, six-sided plates of  ice, never more than one millimetre, in  diameter.   When the wind blows these  little plates are upset, and the columns  of light, caused by reflection from their  surfaces, disappear.  Here is a letter* from the pastor of  the most influential church in South  Baltimore, that every truth-seeker  should read carefully.  Every disheartened sick person and  every man or woman who has lost  faith in the remedies he or she has  tried because none of them has done  any good���������every one who is sick ought  to be cheered, up' and filled with new  hope ami determination by the letter  written by.; Rev. William ' T. Bailey,  pastor of the Curtis Bay Church, the  most influential church in South Baltimore.'  On March. 31, 1896,' the Baltimore  Sun, under display headlines, published the following news of Kev. Mr.  Bailey's affliction:,  ' ".Rev. Wm. T. Bailey, pastor of tlie  Curtis Bay Baptist church, was paralyzed in the tongue while preaching  Sunday night, and lost the power of  speech.    The congregation was at once  dismissed,   and   Dr. was called.  He said Mr. Bailey was suffering from  a severe attack of nervous prostration  caused by hard study and overwork,  and that lie must have rest and quiet."  The whole city was shocked. The  papers soon began to record an improvement  attended her, and one bottle of Paine-V  celery c compound has done her moi������ ;.  good than all of the other medieinat ;���������  She and I-are together using Paj-no'**;;  celery compound, and I will with plea������-  ure let you know the result. _ Fraternally, William.T. Bailey-  Baltimore, May 18, 2896.   ������:l~  Wells, Richardson & Co.:   ' '        '  : Gentlemen���������It is impossible for mm  to express the emotions of ray heart on  the great good Mrs.' Bailey and-j J_ har*  derived from the use of Paine's celery  compound. I am "a new man. W������  have taken together eight bottles, ami  I wish to continue its use.' The peopl������  of my church are very kind to the poor*  and I have given to some of tiie poor  money with which" to purchase the  medicine. You may use my name Jif  you wish and I will, witli pleasure  answer all communications sent me. I  believe the remedy is the best iu th*  world. Yours verv truly,  William T. Bailey,  Pastor Curtiss Bay Baptist Church,  A few weeks ago there was published'  a   testimonal   of   the   great  virtue' of*  Paine's   celery   compound   from   Keyi  Charles   I*. Thompson, ��������� D.'D., LL. X>.^  On April 13, 1896, the following open  the eminent Presbyterian   preacher  of  letter was   addressed to the proprietors ! New York City.    Kev. Dr. Meek, editor  of Paine's celery compound:  South Baltimore, Md., April 1.3; 1896.  Messrs'.; Wells, Richardson! & Co.:  Gentlemen���������;I was taken very ill  while preaching Easter Sunday night.  My doctor could not help me, so I discharged him and began to use Paine's  celery compound with crushing effect.  I will not hesitate to say that it is the  best medicine in the world,. I am, .  Fraternally, V-  William T. Bailey.  Later in the year tlie proprietors of  this wonderful remedy received still  another letter from Dr. Bailey, as follows:  Gentlemen���������I  propose to do what I  can to let people know of your Paine's  celery compound, the medicine that has  done me so much good. I shall in my own  way, in speaking of my rapid and great  improvement, from the pulpit, give, as.  is justly due, tribute to  Paine's celery  compound.     I married, six   years   ago,  Miss  Lillie B. Dunnavaiit, a lady well  known in social life, the niece of Capt.  Robert  F. Lewis, U. S. navy.    During  the whole six years she has been an invalid,   suffering  from   hysteria, laughing, crying and screaming, so that  she  could   be  heard for  squares.      I   have  had a great deal of trouble and expense.  Eighteen   doctors  have, first  and last,  pf the Central Methodist,, recently  wrote an open letter, telling that Paine'n  celery com pound had worked ���������'****��������� remark- ,  able cure in his case. And lastmtoatJa  the great temperance evangelist,Frapci������  Murphy, told, the public how Paine's  celery compound had "been a; blessing in-  his family. ; ' -^  )  '���������.���������  These are few among thousands-     ;  Every one knows conscientious, charitable persons who are too busy, mora  often.too procrastinating, .to save*their  health from going to pieces, and find it  easier to- help others than themsehweeL  Such persons fill up the army of broken** ���������'  down business men and sickly women.  Eveiy one in this-ppring time -need*  to purify the blood and regulate ''the  nerves. Carry home today���������not by and  by���������a bottle of Paine's celery compound. Cure nervousness, neuralgia,  and rheumatism this spring. You can  now put your health on a sound basis  by means of Paine's celery compound.  Charity should ..begin at home. Attend to your own health and that of  your family.  Paine's celery compound is within  reach of every family where there is a  member afflicted by any stomach, liver  or kidney trouble. It cures permanently and rapidly.  It must be distinguished from alB  other remedies.  REASONS   FOR  USING *  Centenarians.  According to our last c: n-nis**, 3.nSl per-  .'ions over 100 years were found, and  of these 2.5S3 were women. In France  in 1S95 there were only sixty-six nieD  aud 147 women over the 100 mark.  aker & Co.  Breakfast Cocoa.  46*  *  t  t  1  O-  ;n  Because it is absolutely pure.  Because it is not made by the so-called  Dutch  Process  which chemicals are used.  Because beans of the finest quality are used.  Because it is made by a method which preserves unimpaired  the exquisite natural flavor and odor of the beans. *Jr  Because it is the most economical, costing less than one cent ������j������_  a cup. i  ���������77;yM77^;07^i77fii{  ;^>. I  Be sure that, you jjet the genuine article made   by WALTER  ____;  BAKER & CO. Ltd., Dorchester, Mass.    Established 1780.  t  ^+^^*^++<>+^++^+**^+^+^*^+^^4*<rt+^*^++<+++^+*^+^+^*^^+*+*i& G. A. McBain  & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo, "B.C.  LOCALS  Work on the coke ovens is being pushed  as vigorously as possible.  The new road to the beach is rapidly ap-  proacking completion..  There was a pleasant pic-nie party on  Gartley'a Point yesterday.       ,  Mrs. John Williams   returned from Victoria last week.   For sale���������One boy's wheel at Anderson's.  Mr. Simon Laiser Esq., was in Union  last week.  Mrs. Bead well of Denman Island, was a  gueafc of Br! and Mrs. Westwood last week.  Mr. Jas. Dunsmuir with an expert visited  Alberni last week.  Attention is called to the ad of A. H.  Peaey & Co., on firat page.  ���������Wedding presents. See the stock  (new) of silverware at Leiser's.  Mr. T. L. Ray has a good job at Union  Bay, and his family removed there last week.  The rain which began Saturday night was  of much advantage to the farmers. There  is now promise of abundance of good crops.  Work on the reservoir was progressing  well during the past week. A trench for  the pipes has been dug from the dam to  Chinatown.  Seed Potatoes and Oate at the Union  Store.  Mr. Sam Creech and his son Mr. Harv<y  Creech went .over to Texada yesterday; th<y  are interested in several promising claims ou  the island.  Men are at work on "Bonnie Jack" getting out some ore. .If a few. tons of quartz  are sent tor . treatment, they will tell the  story. What a ��������� few specimens assay is of  little value.  The lead in the Van Anda, of which a  fair specimen may be seen in The News  window is about 2J feet wide.  Men's new styles in Hard and Soft  Hats at Leiser's.  The specimen of the Raven ore is taken  from a lead about 4 feet wide. It contains  fine gold and native copper.  Thursday the 20th, of May, was the  twenty-fifth anniversary of the marriage of  Mr. and Mrs. S. Creech.  Mrs. Jas. Dunsmuir, Miss M. Dunsmuir,  and Miss Harvey have gone to Banff for a  few weeks.  c- ���������  A portion of the fire ladders have  been  1   distributed around town.    Now let us have  the remainder.     People   will   understand  they are not to be used for other purposes  or moved except for use in case of fire.  <r  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith moved  down  to their Courtenay cottage on Saturday last.  Miss Watson accompanied them and will be  their guest for perhaps the season.  There is fine fishini"-* in the Texada lakes,  and a constant increase in population. A  post office has been opened at Van Anda.  Dr. Forbes is postmaster.  Admiral Pellisar came up from the Impe-  rieusa en Tuesday of last week and made  a call on Mr. John Williams of the Vendoine  ���������For Vegetable and Flower Seeds, go  to the UNION STORE.  An old copy of a call of the Liberal-Conservatives to meet for organization, being  posted up last week by some wag, created  enquiry.  A young phrenologist took away a few  dollars last week from those who thought  they needed advice, and that a stranger by  examining their craniuras could tell more  about them than they knew themselves.  Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moore, Master Ambrose Moore, and Mrs. J. O'Brien, left on  Friday's boat for a visit to Victoria, and  Nanaimo. Mr. Moore expects to be absent  a fortnight. Mrs. Moore and Mrs. O'Brien  will probably remain away six weeks.  Mr. J. Danaher, late with Simon Leiser,  has gone to Victoria, to accept a position.  Mr. Danaher made may friends while in  Union by his courteous and striot business  dealings. The News wishes him success in  his new position  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leiser's.  The sale of work and entertainment in the  evening of May 27th, given by the Ladies  Aid of the Preabyteriae Church, Courtenay,  was a great success, netting about $70.00.  The service of song by Grant's class, is especially praised.  AT REST.���������Mrs. Miller, wife  o" Mr. John J. R. Miller, of Little  River, died Sunday afternoon. The  funeral took place Tuesday June ist.  M. J. Henry, 604 Westminster Road..  Vancouver, B. C. offers Flower Pots made  from Naponset water-proof fabrics; they are  light, durable, unbreakable and just the  things for growing small plants; sizes three  inches 50 cents per dozen by mail; four inches, G5 cents per dozen by mail.  Bargains in white and colore:! Shirts  at Leiser's  Awarded ]  Highest Honors���������World's Fair,  {fold Medal* Midwinter Fair.  CREAM  BAKING  P0WDIR  A Pare Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD.  Dyke ai}d  E^aijs^ ^  Arcade, Vancouver,  B. C. Dealers in everything known to music. Agents for all leading pianos, including the  celebrated  Karat Pianos.  f^oAll theolatest songs, etc.  Subscribe for The  News'$2.oc   per  annum  The new road to Royal beach is nearly  c mpleted. The editor of The'News  was the first'to drive over it.  Mr. K. Sharp has constructed for Mr. S.  Leiser a large refrigerator for his meat shop  and also one for his stare. He has also put  in one forltfcPhee & Moore at their butcher shop.  Mrs. Wm. Taaffd has arrived in Vancouver from Winnipeg. Mr. Taaffa has assumed the management of John A. Peck & Co. "a  Wholesale Clothing and Gents Furnishing  House.. Mr. Taaffe is known from Winai-  peg to the Coast, aB a trustworthy and energetic salesman; he,has travelled for years  for the firm of Carecaden, Peck & Co.. Mr.  and Mrs. Taaffe will'prore m03t agreeable  acquisitions to Vancouver 'Society. Mrs.  Taaffe is sister of Mrs. Chowu, whose husband, Dr. Cliown, ia one of Winnipeg's  wealthiest  and moist; prominent  physicians.  Received at Willards, a line line of bu_r_,-  gy whips, ranging from 15 lo 25 cents.  Iu regard to the hundred yards race on  the 24th May, we are' authorized to state  that Mr. Harry Watson will challenge  the    winner  at any date he   may    choose.  Mr. F. Dalby' upon being seen, said. ho  wa3 agreeable for any sum; so the details  will doubtless, soon be arranged.  Mrs. H P Collis and children leave on  Friday of this week for London, England.  She expects to reach there'in. time to  witness the Jubillee ceremonies.  Do you know that we can print you just  as neat a business card un you can gee in  any other printing office in the Province,  and just as cheap too? Bear in mind, we  print meal tickets also ? In faot we can  do anything in the line of job printing.  Give us a trial.  Union Shipping.  The San Mateo leaves to-day with  4,.3'eo tons of coal for the Southern Paci-  fiic.  The J. D. Peters is loading.  The warship Albertros is due.  Espiialt & Maimo fly.  Time   Table   No.    28,  To take effect at S a.m.  on Monday  Mar.  ��������� 29th 1S97.    Trains run on Pacific     <>  Standard time.  '. GOING N ORTH���������Read down.  SatTfc   I Daily, j Sund'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | a. m, | p. si.  Wellington   *|   8.00   I . 4.C0  At. Nanaimo  : |   11.18 |    7.25  Ar.  Wellington .' |   12.15 |   ,7.45.  GOING  SOUTH���������Read up.  I     A M   |    1������ M  | Daily. | Sat. &  Sund'y.  12.30  8.00  1   8.40  4.33  8.J5  4.15  Ar. Victoria '   Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria. ..  Lv, Wellington for Victoria  For  rates and information apply   at Com-  pony's oflices,  A. DUNSMTJ1R, JOSEPH HUNTER.  President. Gen'l Supt  ILK. PRIOR,  fJon. Freight and PassenKei* Aet*  COURTENAY. B.C.  .   Directory;  COURTENAY, HOUSE,  A.   H.  - CaJlum, Proprietor.  Mc-  RIV-EllSIDE  HOTEL,   J. J.   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEOHGEcgB.-.f-I/EIGHTON',  a Black-  ' smith and^Carriage Maker.  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  PlIYSTCUN,      SURGKON     AND     ACCOUCHEUR.  Offices : Willard Block, Cumberland  Courtenay House, ' Courtenay.  Hours of Consultation:   Cumberland, 10 to  12 a. m. Tuesdays and Fridays.  Courtenay, 7 to 9  A. II. AND P. M.  M. J. HENRY,  NURSERYMAN  AND  FLORIST  POST OPFICE ADDRESS  604 Westminster Road,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Send for new 60 page Catalogue before  placing your orders for Spring Planting,  if you are interested in saving money for  yourself and getting good stock of first  hands. <,  Most complete stock of Fruit and:  Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Etc.,  in ihe Province.  Thousands of small Fruit Piants and  Vines of leading varieties, suitable for  this Climate.  Fertilizers,,. Agricultural   Implements  Spray Pumps, Etc., best to be had.  No Agents. List tells you all about it.  Eastern Prices or Less.  .   Greenhouse, Nursery and Apiarv  604 Westminster' Road*  NOTICE.-7--All subscriptions in aid of tha  Fire Brigade and its appliances, should ba  paid to Mr. Frank Dalby..  Wew  To read this advertisement. It will be to your interest.  to do so. for it will save you money. You must buy grocer-  es and dry-goods, Where do you get them ? If not from  us you are making a mistake. Some dealers may be as  cheap, others may keep as fine goods, but no house in town  can duplicate our prices and quality combined. This may  sound like boasting, but, it-is not. It is a demonstrable fact,  and besides this we have everything you want. Look over  our advertisement ar.d*cali at the store.  Ladies' and children's in all   qualities   and   shades   from   15   cents  a pair.  Paniso  Blouses-  Boots  In cashmere,   lisle,   cotton   and    silk   in   an}'   color   and    size   from  10 cents a pair.    .  We have a good stock in black, white and colored.  have  the   latest   in   all colors    and    sizes   and    prices   to  suit everyone  Mens' ladies' and children's in tan or black and  !   styles for everyone.  Neglige  shirts  felt  ite and colored  s9 ties, straw &  And everything necessary to make your out-fit complete.  nn

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