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Array ���������+m���������i**  SIXTH    YEAR  CUMBERLAND, B; CJFormerly   Union], TUESDAY JUNE  14th., 1898  Weekly    Edition  Union Mmi Market  For the choicest meats we are head quarters.  If,you' have not tried our noted sausages,  bologna and   head cheese,  you should do  , so1 at once. Fresh vegetables, eggs and  .butter, salmon bellies,'Mackerel, etc.    -  SHIPPING SUPPLIES ���������  SIMOI<r   LEISBR  LATEST BY IIEl.  GOODS,  JUST arfived from Great.Britain,  , A huge consignment of Dry Goods,  f And will be opened  out this week.  Towels,   Me Ts and Boys Sweaters,   Dress .Goods,  Silks, . Ribbons,    Hosiery,   Gloves,    Ties,  '( ������.       - *���������    * *       >  Flannellettes, Underwear, Blouses.  Y    - * *    - -        ' v -    '  y-   /.Handkerchiefs,  Collars.  . <���������   '>      -      *-     -   ', r '      >   -     _:-'"- -    _*���������       -��������������� ���������     >.      -      ,    ,-. :  -'���������    -.  .   * "   , -Y .  -Etc.,- Etc.,   Etc.  ^   - >'     "    '���������'>���������:.  * - ���������*���������  SEE NEXT WEEKS' AD "       '  O-TJS EC-A-TTOZKI.  s  V  a New and Full   Stock of School  Supplies, and Stationery i  TAKE  Sarsaparilla  for a good  Spring Tonic.  It cures  that tired feeling.  f   p^* Open Sundays  ; from 10 to 11 a. m.  After having  La Grippe  try a bottle of  Beef Iron Wine.  The best  Strengthening Tonic  I^Open   Sundays  from 3 to 5 p. m.  NOTHING BTJT THE   BEST   AND   PUREST  DRUGS FOR DISPENSING.  } Syrup  of Douglas    Pine the   latest. cure   for  r Coughs and Colds. Scott's Emulsion, Linseed  fs and Turpentine.  D  GIDEON HICKS.  Gideon  P.O. Box 233  ARTHUR WHEELER..  if  :ona,  Dealers in New and Second-hand Pianos and Organs.  BERLIN (Berlin, Ont.,) MASON & RISH (Toronto, Ont.,) BUSH & GEOTS(Chicago, 111.)  All kinds of Sheet Music kept in stocks  Orders promptly attended to.  TUNING and REPAIRING.  Qumberland representative. Rev. Wttl- Hicks*  Spanish^.&ortie.  1 i  Madrid, June 13.��������� A .dispatch from  Havana, ��������� says, Spanish warships have  made a sort.e from Havana for the purpose of attacking the blockading squadron'. The Americans refused' to fight  and retired.  Madrid, June 13.���������Eleven American  merchantmen arrived before Santiago de  Cuba. It is believed they are ships conveying troops which they intend to disembark. Precautions are being taken  . by the Spaniards to prevent them landing  Canadian Expedition a Fake.  **        '        ,   '     r  Montreal, June i2c���������Carrause and Du-  boise are still here, and' the story from  Ottawa, that Mayor Sherwood had1 started an expedition is a fake. One thing is  certain, that if the'Spaniards;'go they will  be followed by every Yankee' spy in   the  land.      *"     - r.      ' ;    "  i"    ��������������� >",  More Troops Wanted.  , *   " -"*-���������  Sari Francisco/June 13.���������Major. General Merritt wants more troop's.- He has  asked for the full 25,000 originally . asked  for the Philippines? r    _  Claimed Seaworthy.  The steamer Centennial which was retired by the Government,> will 'be rein-/  spected, as her owners insist she is thoroughly seaworthy despite statements to  the contrary. < .  ��������� British Steamer Captured  New York, 13.���������A despatch from Mole  ,says themerchantmahvwasc'captured by  the cruiser St". Louis, is the British steam"  er Twickenham with 3,200 tons of coal  for the Spanish fleet.- .She has-been sent  toJEtey. West.*,.       ' ^ < J '    ~~-J  ' ��������� '   San Francisco Aground. \  Highland Light, Mass', June'13.-, The  U S cruiser San Francisco ran  aground  . during a dense fog this morning  iiY the  harbor.     Thought not-much damaged.  Masterly Stroke.  > '  London, June 13���������The Paris correspondent says critics regard occupation of  Guantanamo harbor as a masterly stroke,  and the fact that 3000 Spaniards allowed  the landing is ominously significant.  Awaiting Troops.  Mole, St Nicholas, June 13���������Expedition from Tampa is anxiously awaited by  the fleet off Santiago de Cuba. Preparations will begin immediately after arrival  of transports, which are soon expected.  Merritt's Expedition.  ban Francisco, June 13���������General Merritt has issued instructions to colonels  commanding regiments designated to  sail to Philippine expeditian, to have by  Tuesday, everything ready to embark  Invasion   Army.  Washington, June 13���������U S army of  invasion of Cuba sailed at daylight from  Key West, over 15,000 strong, -attended  by warships  "Unfit for Sea.  Washington, June 13���������Word has been  received by the war department, from  high sources, that Admiral Cannara's Cadiz fleet has been found unfit for a sea  voyage  "War Revenue Bill.  Washington, June 13���������The war revenue bill has passed Congress, and been  signed by tlie President Y  Chapjeau Dead.  Montreal, June 13���������Sir J A Chapleau  died suddenly ai ten minutes past eleven  to-day  Duel :-Between .'Kf&rtaimo Parties.  San Francisco, Jmie 10--J. J. Schlia  'of Nanaimo and C. H. Huinmersmith of  this city fought a bloodless duel yesterday. Four shots were fired at close  range but took no effect. Mrs. Schlia  forced her way m between the men and  prevented further hostilities.. Both were  arrested. A-package of love letters and  a clandestine \Voman brought about the  shoo.u#g.   Schka claimed Haramersmith  < And w e do not want the Earth with Cumberland and Union * thrown in,, but  we do   want  your monthly orders  for:  Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Glassware, Tinware,.���������  Hardware, Hats, Caps, Ready-made Clothing, Ladies' Sum-  mfcr Vests, fchirt-waists, and Wrappers,' etc., etc. *   ,  '  , * A' large stock of Pickles, Jams, Jellies,  Catsups, -  Pie-fruits, and Marmalades, just op,ened up,-'  FIVE LARGE 41b., BARS OF SOAP forv$i.oo      , .       ,   // -_  - J K \ ; t-        ���������"* **     f  ���������   , Finest Line of Toilet Soaps in Town.    '     ���������  * McPHEE & MOORE.  *'  /������,  -' n.t  /      *��������� ~ J      '.  ' 'A1  1 j  ruined' his home and caused his wife to  leave him. Schlia went from'Nanaimo  to San Francisco   after , learning   Ham-  met smith was living with his wife.   Mrs.,  ���������< ��������� ���������) '   '  Schlia   will  sue for a divorce   from her  husband who is now m jail. ,'  British Consulate  Officer Banished.  A dispatch from St. Thomas June 9th  says two brigs were suspected of furnish-'  ing the United ' States with information  of mines in,San' Juan harbor. In con~  .nection with this the British Consul -���������has  received his passports and banished,1  from1 Porto. Rico.  Lieut. "Hobson and Men/ "t  Ueut. Hobsori and ,his conipanions in '  .the ex7ploit-of sinking, 'the'coHier .Merri-,  , mac may not be re^leas-ed for some time.  To-'da> (10th) Admiral Cervera' sfnt a  flag of truce to Admiral Sampson with a  message that the prisoners were in the  hands of b military authorities and weie  receiving the greatest care.  Victoria News.  Victoria, June 10���������-A sloop and 1260  pounds of wool from San Juan Island  was seized by the customs officers here  last night  The libel suit against Nichol, editor of  the Province will be proceeded with on  Monday.  S. S. Picnic for Dominion Day.  A meeting was held last night of delegates trom all the schools, at which the  24th sports committee was also represented Mr Mitchell was voted.to the chaii  Mrc Hamilton, of sports committee, stated  that the surplus cash remaining from the  24th celebration would be handed over  for the benefit of the children It was decided to hold the usual Union S S Picnic  at Gartley'b Point, to which all the people  of Union and Cumberland will be cordially welcome Each family is to bring  the usual basket, and in order to avotd  unnecessary labor for the teachers One  general meal will be provided and each  child is requested to bring his own cup  The following committees were appointed:, Sports���������-Messrs Hamilton,  McNiven, Somerville and Russell  Train���������Messrs Pilsbury, Russell,  Bansler, McAllan-  - refreshments���������Rev Mr Hicks, Mes  sn- Dickinson, Denton, Nunns, (Dr) Lawrence and McAllan Dr Lawrence was  elected, treasurer and J B Bennet, sec'y ,  Invasion Begun.  Port Antoniaj June 11.���������The invasion  of Cuba began to-day, 800 Americans  having pitched their tents around the,  smoking ruins of the outer fortifications  cf Gauatonamo, and the Stars and  Stripes fer the first time float here.  Hobson and Men.  Washington, June 13.���������The navy department has raceivei the details of  the  horoic work of Lieut. Hobson and his  men in sinking the Mernmac from Admiral Sampson, who recommends they  should be remembered for their heroism!  CITY CO UN GIL.    \f  *    Council met-Friday, June 10, 1898:  Present���������Mayor Mounce   and 'Aldermen  Calnan, Willard and Kilpatrick. Y ' ' - >        \  Minutes of last previous   meeting read���������'  and'Adopted.       <��������� * / '       . ;'  ?> is ' 1 ' ,  COMMUNICATIONS., *  Y  ' ''    ���������    >. *i  Letter f roji M. Magnone requesting that, ���������'  ' clause 5, in Sunday Observance By-Law . he  modified so as he can sell perishable goods.' >  The Council decided to make no ' distiucf  tion as. to sale ef goods. ���������*'*,,   ''   ���������������   ���������    y -f , ^ '  Letter from ProvincialSqcretary that W.,  B., Walker and James " Abrams, 'hadI' been  , appointed Licenser Commissioners  to", act  "with Mayor. ' ~ ' 'j..1, ''s'  '  Letter rfrom R.S. Cummings  and   ChasY ;  < Segrave, re sanitary matter,  etc.���������Referred   -  to Sanitary Commission.     ,' <v,- '_, ���������, V\V   ^  ,  ^ i-^r " /ACCOUNTS PRESENTED."V*"*'-''  Corporation act by Dr..LaMfreace for,  money paid outY     '*        r ' '627.50  M. Whitney, rent, May.    * - 8.00   .  News,   advertising' Sunday  Observance aud Public Morals by-laws.   '   20.00''  Referred to Finance Committee; if  found correct," to be paid.  DOG TAX.  The clerk was instructed to notify   own*,  ers, that if their dogs, were   not  registered  on or before the*30th of June,   the   by-law  would be enforced.  The clerk   handed in the assessment rolL  Aid. Willard gave notice,, that at next  regular meeting he would bring in a  Road Tax by-law.  AJd. Calnan gave notice he would bring "  in af next meeting, a Sanitary by-law  Davis Breaks Jail.  J. P. Davis .who was held for trial  before the assizes for attempted burglary,,  and was to be taken down to Nanaimo  this* morning (June 10,) broke jail and  has fled. His ctll was left unlocked and.,  he given the privilege of the corridors.  Some one on the outside as shown by  the torn gauze over the little winduw,.  back of the cell evidently passed him up.  a wrench, with which he removed the  heads of bolts holding the iron bars,  across the outside door. Four officers;  are'now   after   him.  Davis Captured  P.  %  Last night (Monday) J. if. Davis was  brought in by two Siwashes. I seems the  government agent notified the } dian Constable to look out for Davis. -.t.Siwash up  near Campbell river was reques td'by Davis '  to take him over in his cauue to Cape  Mudge. The wiley siwash said he would,  see another Indian to do it- He then went,  for the siwash constable, who *'->ok him  into his canoe, and informed 'bi.>>���������>. that he  was under arrest. Davis offer-: K aim $10.  to land him at Cape Mudge. Vavis says.  after leaving here he- subsisted *\-, berries.  Mediation.  The Rutz Zietsung of Berlin confirms;  the report that several of the powers are;  considering the question of mediatioa  between. Spain, and the United. Sjaies.  :z  ?,*  >"r'-      ', . .  Hf   ;     \1  n nil  r> -   -~      /Ill  i   i    ,   J^r r-"?) J  \4     *- ^**      '    *  ���������      *"      <*   &  ' ( ,*T>I  V,'  Y,   Y'^ll  /'  *   t'>'H  ,:yv^M  ��������� Y W '-���������  n  1,  5* '$  v ^.* , ^ *���������*-������  *   *;  v. f "'niii.\ J- ���������<-  **.  V*\l  *3> }     }    \   \        <?    <*  S.  Q  .bubocriber* who do not receive their paper  ������������������eyuiarly will 'dense notify us at once.  Appl^ at the office for advertising- rate?.  THE NEWS.  CUMBER-LAND. B. C  Facts in a Few Lines.  DORVAL'S WILD RIDE.  The death rate in Glasgow at present li  About 31 to 100.  Maine factories "sold $350,000 worth of  ���������hoe pegs in 184)7.  There are 300 birds on one ostrich farm  In California.  Milk is dearer than whisky in Rodessa.  The pri������o is $3.75 a quart.  Eighty cooks are employed in the kit-  ohen of the Hotel Cecil, London.  Aberdeen, Scotland, sends $00,000 worth  of cattle to London in a week.  In Belgium no person can vote unless  he pays taxes to the amount of 40 francs a  year. ���������    ,  There are less than 800 persons in New  Y.ork city who have permits to carry  pistols.        ' ' ���������  The average number of visitors to the  London Museum of Sciences* and Art is  8,000 a week.  , At the Strozzi palace in Rome there is a  book made of marble, the leaves being of  marvellous thinness: '  There are 1,759,000 volumes in the library  "'  of the British Museum and more than 39  miles of shelving. <   l  In the fifteenth century seamen in the  Spanish navy received from 10 to SO francs  , s month for their services. ,  In Somerville, Mass., women teachers in  the primary and grammar schools get less  .wages than were paid 35 years ago.      <��������� '  Arch (rock, in San Francisco bay, is to  o bo blown up by y explosives after ,the manner of Hell Gate, in New York harbor.  .  >  The highest prized American coin is the  Lord Baltimore farthing, a tiny piece, for  which as high as $360 has been paid.        **  Coal mined in China is being exported  "   to California, and it is said that in-a few  years the Flowery Land will supply the  whole Pacific coast.  Before 1886 the average number of labor  strikes of all kinds in this country waa  about 600 a year. * Since that date the  average has been 1,500.  ; There is a tobacco, store in the Haymar-  ket, London; which has been conducted in  the same building without change and by  the' same family; son succeeding father,  since the reign of Charles II.  There are so many coujjh medicines in  the market, that it is sometimes difficult  %} to tell which to' buy; but 'if we had' a  cough, a cold or any affliction of the throat  or lungs,' We would try Bickle's Anti-  Consumptive' Syrup.      Those   who   have  ���������- used it think it is far ahead, of all > other  preparations recommended for such complaints.' .The little folks like ic as it is as  ' oleasant as syrup.  A. Plucky Norwegian WUo Goes Down am  Icy Mountain Into tbe St. Lawrence  Just for fun.  The famous toboggan mountain is tho  pride of Montreal. The scenery in its immediate vicinity is very beautiful. The  Water glides over a stratum of rock and  makes an unbroken fall mto a lovely pool  , covering about 50 acres in space, and  thence runs out into the St. Lawrence  river. When winter seta in, the mist from  the falls congeals and forms a mound or  hill of ice, very steep and slippery. Steps  are cut in the side nearest the waterfall,  and up this, < clad inr their picturesque  "blanket" suits, a gay crowd climb,  dragging their toboggans after them.  Arriving   at   the   top,   they go whirling  An Awful Threat.  Householder���������Here, drop that coat and  get out.  Burglar?���������You be quiet or I'll wake your  wife and give her this letter you forgot ,to  post.   .    i  *****  *****  ���������*���������*-���������  ���������������������������*������  *****  How to Clean Jewelry.  Put a teaspoonf ul of household ammonia into a basin of warm water into  which some toilet soap has been lathered.  Put in all the jewelry and allow it to  remain a few minutes, turning , it over  with the hands occasionally. Then olean  each piece separately with an old soft  tooth-brush, throwing it back into the  water after the brushing. Rinse all well,  shake out and put into a soft cloth and  dry gently. When quite dry, take a piece  of llarinol.. or old stockinet and rub or  polish each piece with crab's eyes or prepared chalk. They will immediately show  a lovely polish, and any remains of tho  chalk can be removed by using any soft  haired brush which is perfectly 'dry.  ' -   Curious  Locomotion.  Walking backward is the lutest ' pedestrian feat for a wager. A young Belgian  recently walked from Antwerp to "Brussels in two days, going backward the  whole time. Practico made him progress  as rapidly as by tho ordinary mode of  walking, but he was obliged to wear  special shoos, with a kind of heel ' underneath the   too. '  A Pretty Foot  Goes a Long \Vay  But what is the use of a pretty  foot, in this country in the winter  time, if you do not have a perfect  fitting Rubber or Overshoe. J,  Now, this may be' news to you,  but you will find it to be a fact;  there is only one make of Rubbers and Overshoes, in this couii-  try, that are right up-to-date in'  fit, finish, quality and durability  amd they aire the  Granby Rubbers  and OVERSHOES  thin, light, comfortable.    Extra thick-at ball and heel.,  " GRANBY RUBBERS WEAR LIKE IRON." :���������  1 want to see '} Granby  bottom then 1 know what  getting.  ������������������ on the  I  am  >-������frC-������sarai)������-������-6-������c���������������4I t ���������  ���������***-  ������*������������������������  +**  ,-JEAN*  DOEVAL.  down the slope and out into the St. Law  rence river'with frightful rapidity. The  mound is so precipitous and the speed  attained by the toboggan so great, that  the> slightest irregularity is apt to produce  an upset generally resulting in broken  bones. - Although the ,feat is extremely  dangerous, it is tho custom of Jean'Dor-  valto visit tlie spot once each season and  shoot the hill1 on Norwegian skis. The act  is one of extreme danger and hazard, but  the plucky Norwegian has never failed to  accomplish it successfully.  The Life of a Voice.  The average life of a good voice is  fifteen years. Patti's is an exce'ption. So  also is Sims Reeves'. Smoking and drinking have ruined countless ', male voices.  Singers live.fast, and their vvoicos suddenly become frogs in the throat. Women  suffer all the ailments of .tho vocal chords,  owing to low neck and short skevis, con;  sequent exposure and late .c ampagno  suppers. /Jealousy kills a great many,  voices of the gentler   sex/' A   voice well  THE IRISH REBELLION.  Family Xarues.  It   li   generally   conceded   by   English  speaking people that such   family names  u   Smith,    Baker,    Butcher and Armor,  ���������rose   from   well   known   occupations of  some  one   of   the   early founders of the  families. It appears that this custom pro-  vailed in the .faraway   past as well as in  modern times.    The famous Latin orator,  Cicero, for instance, is said   to   have   derived his   name   from   an   ancestor who  was a famous grower of   beans.    "Cicer" j  !��������� the Latin name for a small bean called  lentil,   which   constituted   a   very Large  portion of the   food of those early peojjle.  Some one of them appears to have been a j  .very famous grower of the lentils,   or, as :  they would say, "ciceres," and it is 'very  easy to see from this how Cicero   was derived.���������Meehan's Monthly.  linard's Liniment Cures LaGrippe.  1 How to Cure Headache.���������Some people  juffer untold misery day after day with  Headache. There is rest neither day or  night until the nerves are all unstrung.  The cause is generally a disordered stomach, and a cure can be effected by using  Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, containing  Mandrake and Dandelion. Mr. Finlay  Wark, Lysander, P. (J., writes: 'I find  Parmelee's Pills a first-class article for  Bilious Headache."  i Large Leave).  ' Tho leaf of the cocoanut tree is nearly  10 feet long. A single leaf of the parasol  magnolia of Ceylon affords shade for 16 or  10 persons.  Cardinal Moran Declares the Celebration  of the Centenary to bo Under the Han.  Cardinal Patrick Francis'Moran of New  South Wales, whose reported condemnation of the celebration of the centenary  of the Irish rebellion of 1798 has astounded patriotic Celts, is a, native of County  Carlow in Ireland. He is 69 years old.  His ancestors were eminent Irishmen and  very religious. When only ��������� 12 years old  Patrick .Francis visited Rome and was so  Impressed with everything he saw that ho  remained there to study for the priesthood. He was,i.ordained, at 23, lived in  Borne twenty-five years, and is considered  the highest living authority on ecclesiastical antiquarian research.  His uncle, Cardinal Cullen, then In  Ireland, needed a secretary, and the nephew left Rome in 1866 to fill the place.  He was made Archbishop of Dublin and  became professor of Hebrew and scripture  in Clouliffe College, Dublin. In 1884 ho  was translated to ,the vacant see of Sydney and on his arrival there was welcomed by 100,000 people. On July 27,  1885, he was called to Rome and created  a cardinal by-Leo XIII.  Cardinal Moran has written more than  twenty books on technical ecclesiastical  subjects. His power and popularity in  Australia are very great.  The Cardinal's  Words.  His Eminence, among other things,  ���������ays: "I will do everything in my power  to oppose the centenary celobration. Tho  '98 movement was a terrible crime and a  terrible blunder, a crime on the part of  the Government that forced on the revolution and a blunder on the part of every  friend of Ireland who took part in it. To  celebrate the hundredth anniversary of  this event would be a crime and blunder  in Itself. When 'we celebrate the centenary  oared for should las>t forty years,* in > which  time it should earn no less than.$500,000.:  Possibly'one singer in 500 has a nest egg  and saves something for a rainy day." The  rest live from hand to mouth���������ride ^to:  day, walk to-morrow; feast this week,'  famine next. They convert a safe" investment into a precarious existence.���������New  ������ork Press.  Millard's Liniment the best Hair Restorer.  i Advance of Civilization.  Scotty���������Yep;   thar's  ole Howling Ike.  Useter be the terror of tho camp'.  Visitor from the east���������You don't say sol  He looks quite civil and respectable, I'm  sure.   Was he converted?  ,   Scotty���������You botcher life he was!   Wo  'lected his old woman shor'f.  The Coughing and wheezing of person's  troubled^ with bronchitis or the asthma  is excessively harassing to themselves  and ^annoying to others. -Dr. Thomas'  Eclectric Oil obviates all this entirely,  sa'ely and speedily, and is, a benign  remedy lor lameness, sores, injuries, piles,  kidney and spinal troubles.  A MINISTER'S STORY  There never was, and never will  be;  a  universal'panacea, in one remedy, for all  ills to which flesh is heir���������the very nature  of many curatives, being such that   were  tbe germs of other and differently seated  diseases  rooted  iu   the  system    of    the  patient���������what would   relieve  one ill  In  turn  would  aggravate   the .other.     We  have, however,  in Quinine   Wine,   when  obtainable   in    a    sound    unadulterated  state, a remedy for many and gre vious ills.  By its  gradual   and   judicious,'use,   the  frailest systems are led into convalescence  and strength, by the influeuce,which Quinine exerts bu Nature's own restoratives.  It relieves the'drooping spirits   of   those  "with whom'a'chronic state of morbid despondency and lack of interest in  life is  a  disease/and, by tranquilizing the nerves,  disposes to "sound aud refreshing   sleep���������  imparts vigor to the action  of, the   blood,  which, being stimulated; courses throughout the veins,  strengthening, the healthy  animal functions of the system,  thereby  making    activity   a    necessary   ,result,  strengthening the frame, and giving  life  to the digestive organs, which naturally  demand increased substance���������result, . improved appetite.    Northrop & "Lyman of  Toronto, have given to   the   public their  superior Quinine Wine at the usual  rate,'  aud, gauged by the opinion of   scientists,  this wine approaches nearest perfection oft  any in the market.' AIL druggists sell it.  ' Narrow  Street*.  In Mainz,, Germany, some of the rtreete  aro so narrow that wagons , and bioyolas  ar������ not allowed in them. Special permission is to be given, however; to - physicians who use wheels to enter them, and  as policemen cannot know a physician by  instinct these wheels have to. have a sp*o>'  ial mark and"number.   .,' ^ -'' -\: .j-" "\ '' \ '��������� '������* ���������  ,,,,,.       The Household jUoii.     *      n,     ..'  "Let's see,   you  married   Darlington's  widow, didn't you?"    '       .','),"  "Yep."   '      *; ' '   *','     -'     -'   - \  "But  you" always   said   you'd   never  marry a ready! made.'wife."       '    '  _   "Well, I found out afterward that this  one   was, made   to '-order."��������� Cleveland  Plain Dealer. , -   ������������������ .  Rev. F. Elliott, of Richmond Hill,  Relates a Happy Incident.  How's  THis! \  Weoffer One Hundred'Dollars Reward for  any case of Catarrh that cannot be  cured" by  - Hall's Catarrh Cure.  -     F. J .-'CHEN E Y & CO., Props.. Toledo, O.  We the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney  for'the laat 15 years, midTjelieve him perfectly  honorable in all business transactions aud fin���������  ���������' ancially able to carry out any obligation made  by their firm,  j West & Tkaux, Wholesale Druggrists,ToIedo,0.  Walding, Kinnan & MAitvm, wholesale Drug-  I gists. Toledo, O.  I Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Price 75c. per bottle. Sold  toy all Druggists    Testimonials free.  INTERESTING NOTES FORTHE  LADIES.  "Success In Dyeing  Means Pleasure and! Profit.  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games;"TjuC durirfg"-hid'''absences' *from
home, which were frequent, during his
earlier residence here,''he made a study of
fine burglary.
"I can fancy how carefully he put his
new schemes in "practice, and how he
p.-ssed himself off upon "W��� as a rising
speculator. < , ��� '
, "He probably'spent years in gathering
together that select society, known as
the Diamond Coterie.      i
"At first, it consisted of four; himself,
a city pawnbroker, known as Ezras, who
received' and negotiated the sale of the
stolen goods,' find who is as keen a rascal
as ever escaped justice, ��� 'and two -noted
cracksmen, who had headquarters' in the
city, and were famous in their day, but
who were compelled to withdraw in the
midst of their high career, one dying of
a malignant fever,'the"other,being killed
by a woman.
.Startling Exploits of a Masked Woman at
the Boston Zoo.       <
Attention was first called to the "my.0
terious woman rider" at 'ithe Boston zoo
by the loudly circulated, rumor that the
aJever rider was the notably eccentric Mrs'
Jack Gardner. The black mask which the.
rider wore left the woman's identity v
Belknap, who would keep up a farce of
investigation, ,*and. keep away: all who
might, perhaps", stumble upon the truth.
Prank's eagerness to be absent on this
day of his sister's flight, and to assist in
tho search for the robbers, would, be thus
explained j "and hisanxiety'concerningthe'
contents of his lister's letter might .be
easily traced to a guiltycohscience. ; -' ������,
" But my theories   were   doomedto.be
laid aside tfor a time.- * Other duties
claimed-me and it was four weeks before'
I could turn so much as a thoughtirto-
ward,"W��-tj.   '.���"'"��� ^       ' "\"
^' Betdre leaving the,, city,* .however,   I
j,note contained nothing that'could injure [had<pladed my wax cast of the chloroform'
u ,i;i,���i,���s > ���.,ir     .._.*   bottle i'*qt""the,hands^of   one   of   my   best
men, and had also given him a clue upon
which i to work. . ,    ,
f<"My a gent; T-vas wonderfully successful.'-
He foiind"tb!e counterparts to thevchlord-
form jbottle, .a*nd' then he  -began shadowing the owner of said vials. ' It proved to'
him; and then he   became^ calmer,   and
went out   into   the   air , to   recover  his
'     'Wreath.     *'Y ;,-,-       /,
j j  -"'Miss "Wardour made haste   to   release
me, and I came out of   my  concealment
,   congratulating myself that I had been so
lucky. ��� ,      "   / '       ' " "   Y        ������������
1      "And now I found myself compelled to
fleaye.W��� just as   things   were   growing
/{very interesting; 1 had made   my  flying
visit in a moment of' leisure,'but  my jva-
1 cation had run out; duty, honor < and in-
>, rjterest    alike   impelled,  me ��� in   another
"  'direction. ( . .  r   r> ' ���
'-/r "'I left my address,with 'Miss"Wardour,,
'  and I promised myself that at* the   first
*   opportunity I would, return   tO) W��� and
take up iriy abode here for a time.
*' '    "I had been in' W���   not   quite   three
1     days.   I'had^not seen   Jasper Lamotte, i'
-j had barely seen-Frank, and 'I had added-
tomy deductions made, on the   nighti. of
my arrival,'until the case'stood  like this
o   in nay'mind:���'. > ',-.   �����    '/
������ ilst."The, robbers* were 'familiar   with
���   Wardour, outside and in'. s
"2nd. They knew JMiss 'Wardour,' and
her sensitiveness to the effects of chloroform.
"3rd. One of them was a man of   gentlemanly     propensities,     and    probably
'"-    "4th. -They or a part of "their   number J
approached by the .river,   using   a   boat
with muffled oars. ,
"So much for my deductions. Now for
come coincidences.   \ , I
> "It was a coincidence that the 'handkerchief I got, from Sir Clifford should
hear Frank Lamotte's initials, and
should be precisely like the one left' behind by the robbers.
"It was>-et Ujinuiuunce   that "Frank Lamotte should be a student   of   medicine,
who might have been quite as capable of ,
administering   chloroform    as   was   the
burglar himself.
"It was a coincidence that   Miss Sybil
Lamotte should have eloped  on tlie very |
day when her* "best   friend   was   robbed,
and that'father, mother and brother were
all absent in behalf (of "the robbed friend,
thus leaving tlie   way   open   to the fugi- T
tives, and giving, them   plenty of time to ]
escape. ' '
"Now for some facts that looked
"It was strange that Sybil Lamotte
should leave her home to marry a man
like John Burrill, when she 'was known
to have bestowed her heart elsewhere.       |
"It was strange that Jasper Lamotte,
going to the city to employ a detective,
should so soon have stumbled upon Jerry
Belknap, who was identified with no
agency,and could only be reached through
private means.
"It waj strange tkat . Frank Lamotte
should set himself up as an amateur de-
* tective, and should bring back a report
that tallied so perfectly with the deductions of Jerry Belknap.
. "It was strange that Miss Waixlour,
having just been robbed of jewels to the
amount of fifty thousand dollars, should
. be so little, distressed, so little;. agitated
���by her loss. ' Y      ,,       j
. ��� "From deductions, coincidences ' and
strange facts, I evolved the iollowmg
theory, which certainly looked well from
my standpoint, but might not hold
Water. You will See, .that reoin the first I
connected the Wardour robbery and the
Lamotte elopement.     '
"Now, Sybil Lamotte's strange flight
gave proof that there was a skeleton in
the Lamotte closet. I said:���
"If   this   unseen    Mr.    Lamotte   had
planned this robbery, and if for some reason it   seemed   good   that   his daughter
should elope, how well all was arranjged.
"His   son   assisting  -him,.,they could
drop down from Mapleton in   their   row
boat; .come up fr'oin the river,   and, with
���their plans all laid,   and   knowing  their
ground,    could   make   quick    headway.
,Fra.nk Lamotte's boot heel   would   leave
be a ���'yoking" 'woman 'who -had formerly
lived * in W���,, as" a factory ^hand, but who
had, been transplanted^ to the city by
Frank Lamotte.      , r��� , ,
'"It is'not necessary,  to'.'" enlarge cupon'
the story of this girli as  connected   with
Lamotte;1*'but'this   must   be * borne in
mind.    During the ���* time'" that my agent
had .this,girl under';surveillance't Frank
Lamotte^visited'her, a'nd," it is supposed'
that he removed the remaining bottles of/
the set, for one was afterward  exhumed,'
in fragments,   from Doctor   Heath's ash
heap, by the- industrious Jerry -JBelknap, ���
and the others have disappeared."   '
The annual meeting, of this Company
was held n.t-its head office in'Toronto on
Janary 25. The Directors' Report presented at the meeting showed marked
proofs of continued progress .and solid
prosperity in -revery leading branch of
the   Company's   business-.*
Summary of the Financial Statement
and Balance sheet tor the year ended
December 31, 1S97.
Cash income, s S 609,650 40
Expenditure,    Including*   death
claims,  endowments,   matured \, *
investment policht.,prolits and
uJl  other payments to policyholders     453,367 2(1
Assets 2,773,177 22
Reserve fund   '. 2,245.!>20 00
Net surplus for pollry-bolders..    427,121 33
WM. McUABE, Managing Director.
Audited and found'correct.
���just'such a.-print'   as
.left in the loose   dirt
one of the robbers
P�� ,u mo iUUOC   U.U.U   beside   the garden
[fence.    Frank Lamotte-would know just
Show to administer the chloroform.  Then,
{Mr. Lamotte,. in going to the city, ostensibly to procure the   services   of  a detective, could easily take   the   spoils.along;
n-nd his wife also, that she might be well
out of his daughter's way.    Such   a man
would naturally select ��*v fellow like Jerry
'From the moment   when ,1 appeared
' among   you   as   Brooks,    my work was
double.    I was bentmpon posting myself
thoroughly in regard torJasper  Lamotte.
'and day by day I became more interested
. in the career of this remarkable man.
I     "Step by step,    I rtrod  backward  the
path of his history,  since   his   advent in
W���,. gathering 'my   information   from
many sources.
"It would be tedious to enter into details; suffice is to say that while I worked here, two others, trained,to such research, were beating up' the past I was
so anxious to become familiar with. And
a third, across the water, ^as gathering
up the history of 'John Burrill, another
object of interest to me at that time.
"And now I will reverse the order in
which we made our search, and, beginning where my men left off, give you, in
brief, the history o'f a remarkable man.
'' The man we know as Jasper Lamotte
figured in various cities, twenty-five
years ago, and still earlier, as Lucky
Jim, a handsome, well educated," sharp
witted, confidence man.
"He seldom gambled, and made his
swindling operations of various sorts reap
him a rich harvest; and, by his unvarying good luck in escaping '< the dragons
of the law, as well as because of his
lucky ventures, he became known to his
intimates as Lucky Jim.
"In these'days, Miss Sybil Schuyler,
the daugbter of a wealthy old Maryland
aristocrat, came to the city to reside with
an aunt, while she completed her musical
education. Lucky Jim saw her, and fell
in love with her beautiful, haughty face.
"He contrived to make her acquaintance, and the rest was easy; it was a
repetition of the old story; he was handsome and fascinating, she young and unsophisticated, with-, plenty of headstrong
Southern -blood--and .'self will, .v
"After a brief courtship, Lucky Jim
married the Maryland heiress. Her father,
as may be supposed, repudiated the marriage,'but she clung to" her scamp, and
so .the old Maryland aristocrat sent her
a small fortunp, which was her's, inherited from her mother's ' motherland beyond his control; and bade her consider
herself no moreja Schuyler, of. the
Schuyjers. 1 ���', .
"For a time, Lucky Jim rode smoothly
on.,the top, wave of prosperity; his' wife
easily duped, believed him a Wall stteet
operator. ' Frank -was born, and then
Sybil, and the Maryland .beauty queened
it in'an elegant and secluded little home.
"But the crisis came. The silver cloud
turned-its dark.side..
"Lucky Jim' played a losing game one
day, and. his wife suddenly found herself
face to "face with the truth.
' '���'���"'���*' They lived'through stormy times, but
Jim had, in his palmy days, left his
wife's fortune intact, and now it proved
an; anchor to windward.
4' They. absented themselves from- this
country for more than two years; then
they came back, and Lucky Jim'brought
his family, which' now included Evan, to
W���. The Maryland fortune enabled
them to set up as. aristocrats, and Lucky
Jim seems to ha.ve aspired to become a
power in.the community.
"I don't think he often attempted any
of  his   old   confidence   and     swindling
matter   of   speculation,   and   Mrs.   Jack
Gardner's, fondness  for; the zoo, for torn
mals and for wild pranks suggested that
this might be the famous society leader's
latest method of amusing hersolf.
It was soon learned, however, that the
masked woman could not supply the
longed for'sensation./' She. was discovered
to be no freak loving 'darling of tbe Four
Hundred, but a professional rider and riding academy instructress.,
.One of the remarkable positions assumed
by Myrtle I"*eok anil her horse was sketched by a New York-World" artist and is ro '
produced here. Butjno pencil can give an'
idea of .the startling feats which horse and
rider accomplished. The horse dances,
walks on his hind legs,'tries to throw his
rider and otherwise displays' remarkable"
intelligence. Even these wonders, however, created less excitement'than the supposition that' the rider was Mrs. Jack
Gardner. A' mask is an excellent equipment for a pe*former from an advertising
On the second day of tbe -mysteriout
horsewoman's appearance at the zoo, in
the old Public Library building, in Boyl-
ston street, the crowd was so great that
admission tickets could not be sold after 8
o'clock in the afternoon. Hundreds tried
' to squeeze their way in to gain a view of
the masked woman and were unsuccessful. Those who were able to gratify their
curiosity and see the performance spent
the day in trying to read the woman's
identity through her mask. Her feats of
horsemanship were of minor importance.
She and her manager had absolutely nothing to say. <    ���
'The Company's consulting ��� actuary
reported to the Directors that ��� he' had
very carefully examined the accounts and
balance sheet of the Company, v ��ts at
December 31, 1S97, and found tiiat in
every branch of the rCorapany's work
tending to -its solid progress, and pros-
peiity .iUbstantlal gai.ia had bceuwiiauu.
' "Your obligation for investment -policies that matured in 1897 called for an
..outlay of over $89,500���th��.< individual
settlements not oaly being generally
satisfactory, hut, as a matter of fact,,
comparing more than favorably with the
settlements made by ether t companies
���upon ��� similai forms of policies."
, The President, Mr. John L. Blaikie,
on moving, the adoption of the report,
said:        ' .-   < ' * *
"As' on many previous occasions, you
will he pleased to observe that in every-,
thing that goes,to make a life'insurance
company successful the Xo(rth American
.Life again shows progress, solidity and
gain   for  the^pblicy-holders.     *   ;
"For (example,compare the business of
1897 and 1S9(! under the fnllowingdieads:
'       '. ,v Per cemt>
i      i if     Increase,   age "of
.- ��� , over 1896   Increase
Assets as at
r>eu. ji, lti'j.   Z2,^:^'?? 2.2
C* u fni:>me..        6J0 Vul 40
���Ins. ,n iorce.. ,38,1*^1,893 00
Premium     Income       .  .. 48- 1 !1 90
IntfruscIiKiorne ,     lir.1'831
"The assets' of the Company are of "n
high class, and after pioviding for every
liability, there remains a net surpls of
$427,12i.33," the peicentage of net surplus ^to liabilities being lS.2;an'd the percentage of a��sets 'to liabilities being
118.2.     ' '    k      i% -     *
, "A year ago I subimitted a table' showing tlie expe'r ence* cf eleven companies
doing business in Canada, the amount of*'
insuiance issued, the total terminations
eaclrhad experienced,'and wha't'the 'percentage was. /rherNorth American ,inade
��� far better showing than any of "the
.eleven, and officiaL figures given in the
last Dominon Go^einanent report, showing *a like-experience, again places'the
North American is the first position.'* <
Th*- Hon. G. W. Allan, Vice-President,
< "I think the ,very best'evidence of* tbe
excellent character of the assets of the
Company, and the care shown by the
Directors in the investment of the fnds
i�� the large increase in or interest income for the year, namely, $15,092, and
the fact that our interest and rents, due.
snd accrued, at the end of the *>ear,
shoule show a decrease of $1,119.57.
Now, here is the position of our assets.
We*have   nvested in: (
of total
Amount.      assets.
I factory manner in which they had ac-
>o*ru'pli'.h(i*il' their work during* the year
just closed. He knew that the agents
had unusual competition during the latter part of the year, owing to four new
companies having commenced operations
durinjr 1S07.       ,
t Ti:  this connection he said that of all
the companies   slnrting   abouttthe same
rime  :**�� the  North  American or subY>e-
��� im-nt'i. not one of them outside of our
ii"�� r> hornet hut with moderate suecess.J
'FTi�� meie fact of a��� company- having a
i'"f   ciip'lal  and   especially   rushing  a
\ "o 'lnionnt of business on its books in
Sioit fine*, means a very large liability
'   Jv ", o""' the'reserve required'by the,
"  "I'Miinii  (iovernmerit, and mnst result
-1 -i   'o��-o to the Comnany.   This experi-
ment had been made a few vea'rs ago.'
S-T''"", Hi 81
57,70<! 41
1,431.718 00
42.070 41
.    15   92 00
io a.
9.   '
'   8..1
14 8-
disastrously, by one Of onr companies,
., Certain- methods of conducting business ,
may,  ou the face, have the appearan��J* .
of success,   but  ' ultimately   can    have
but one result.1    The   course <we   havev
adoptef has been a conservative-one in
every way,and we propose to follow that '
course, believing that our first interestj
must be thase of our policy-holders, And
that ultimately the test of the,business
between    the    different    companies    i*
���'What are you doing.and what are J01*,
likely to do, for your policy-holders?"
'   Mr.   Galley; inreferring  to. the,Company's loans, said: j
"In looking over this mortgage listH I
was pleased to find-the satisfactory���nian-f
ner in which the interest had been paid
during 1S97. Tlie interest due and ac-"
crued on all loans held by the Company ,
showing a decrease, a-�� compared with1"
189C. of $2201.73. . .
j.l2i_" puo.uou ui(th�� Coiiiyauy is highly
satisfactory,  and' as one of its earliest .
and'^large. policy-holders,   I   feel   very^
pleased  at,,the position ' that the',Com-'
,pany has attained." . ' ,Y
j James Thorburn, M.D., Medical Dirr-ij
eetor,   presented   a   full  and   interesting'   -    - Y'i-
report of the mortality  experienced by.
the Company during the past year.show-
ing that the actual loss was favorable-
when compared with the mortality tabled
11' After' the 'usual   vote of  thanks vhad
been  passed;  the.   election "of directory-
took place: '   - 1  '  i    ' if* ,���
President; Mr. J. L. Blaikie.' " . Y, r
'Vice-Presidents, Hon. G: "W. Allan,7
Sir  Frank  Smith. " ,,    " '-     Y*    'k A . ^ ���
k Managing    Director,    Wm. , MoGabe,., "*-      ', '
L'X.B.;-*F.I.A'.      ' '    ��� t *r,,F,    .  - ,
Secretary, L*. Goldman.       -   "    "- -*V *''' V "
>iii -iri j
f -51.
A. People Who  Cannot Make Fire.
The   Papuans  of   the   Malay coast of
New Guinea are still in the most   primitive state. They are wholly unacquainted
with metals and make their   weapons   of
stone,   bones   and   wood.    They   do not
know how to start a fire,   though   fire is
used among them. When a Russian asked
them how they made a fire they regarded
it as very amusing,   and   answered   that
when a   person's   fire   went' out, he got
some of a neighbor, and if all the fires in
the   village   should   go   out, they would
get it from the next village. Their fathers
and   grandfathers   had   told   them   that
they   remembered   a   time or had heard
from   their   ancestors   that   there   was a
time when fire was not known and everything was eaten raw.    Tlie natives of the
southern coast of New Guinea, having no
iron,   shave   themselves   with   a piece of
glass.   Formerly, they shaved   with flint,
which they could sharpen quite, 'well and
used with considerable dexterity..
Mortgages,   etc    $1,108.563 93
���r>obent*ires    ,...     035,197 89
������ Real estate        292.263 83
Stocks and bonds      203,331 44
Loans on policies      176.38161
Loans  on   stocks    *.     157,780 00
Outstanding premiums
In course of . collection, and quarterly and
half-yearly premiums,
being balance of year's
premiums not y��t paid     100,460 37
Cash   In   bankg         57,743 07
Cash   on   hand   ........ 3178
Interest   and   rents,   due
and  accrued         38,376 95.
Reversions ,      3,046 35
-. ��� A Tie of Sympathy;
"Isn't it strauge how people thrown together   abroad   will   become intimate?"
said a lady who has just roturned from a
European jaunt.   "We fell in with   some
Cleveland   people .011   shipboard    going,
with whom we were acquainted   only   by
name, but in a few hours we shared confidences, like lifelong friends.    It was the
same way wherever   we   chanced to find
our countrymen. At Rome'we ran across
a Cleveland   clergyman   and  you-would
have thought we were long lost   relatives
from the cordial way he greeted   the dis- I
covery that, we were also Cleyelanders.   In |
fact, it is quite   impossible to feel lonely.'
if you know that any of your home   peo- j
pie are about.    All   the frigid barriers of j
social distinctions are   melted down, and j
everybody   is   on   one   plane   of friendly
equality.    Yes,   and they are not seaside
acquaintances   either;   when   they   meet
again the old freomasonry   of  a common
interest draws them straightway together
it  12,778.177 22     100.
���"Market value exceeds this by $21,425.15.
"Including tbe company's building.     '
"I think you will agree with me this
shows a highly satisfactory state of affairs and must be doubly reassuring to
all the policy-holders of the Company,
as well as its excellent -agency staff, is
to the high standard this Company has
attained among the life companies in
this country. So far as I can judge it
*-��ands at the   head..
"Our  real   estate,   as  compared   with
last year, shows but a slight addition in
amount, except that we have -now added
thereto  our  own home,  this   handsome
building, in which  we are holding this
meeting.    It was an excellent  stroke  of
business on the part of,the Company in
securing this property, as we have now
every   aecommomation���.-' for  the  proper
conduct of the-business; in fact, one-.of.
the.best equipped offices in the city.and
the. cost to tlie Company, will be but a'
moderate   one.,  Already  the   space   we-
have to rent is well tenanted; and the-
one' office at. pr.esent. yacant is already
bespoken.   All  the properties  in possession   of the Company  are well Tented,
and giving the Company: a fair .return."
Mr. J. N. Lake, in moving avvote of
thanks   to   the   * Company's     provincial
"managers,   inspectors -and  agency  staff,
said: . ' ��� ",
"It will be gratifying, to everyone
interssted in the Company, and speaks
volumes for the energy displayed by our
n.gents, that our new buiWiug" this month
is the best business for January in the
history of  the Company.
"It  is  interesting  to  note the   great
progress this Company has made during,
the last ten years, as shown by the.fdlr
lowing table: ; .:������/.��� "*.'.������
7th Year. 12r.h Year.    17th-Year...
Cash Incomu %    828,282 64     $434,628 42 $6"9 550 49
Assets "..-    .542.316 99    1, '13,97800 2.77H.177 00
lot. In force    6.974.390 0012,050,08000 18 94-\87ft00
Not SurpluB.        - 64,895 94    225,635 ��0     4-J7,1v'l 33
* > T>aufl��*t at  Home
Daudet's home life was a happy,pne^andS"
it has been deftly sketched by Stuart Henry
in   *'Hours  with   Famous Parisian**!"' in-
which Daudet is quoted as saying: "Is it
possible that, as.you say," foreigners in<
Paris complain of the vie fermec (secluded
life) of Parisian  households?   Why, the>-
idea had never occurred to 'me.   I do not)
understand it., Yoti see how it all is about h
you here" (throwing his arm in a careless-,
gesture)���"how 'unpretending-it  is^oldt,
things.     We  live  in  modest "-comfort���'
friends, acquaintances, strangers���all are1
welcome^���every one does as he pleases.  Of "
course at the "same time we, lead a close
family life.   I was laughing just'before-^
you came in, for I heard my boypf 16 ask.
his mother:t "Won't you go walking with ,
me  this afternoon?' ^'1^ cannot-^r must,
take your little ^sister out���why don't you,
go alone?'' 'Oh, I don't want, to go without you.' ' - -\    r
>  ^"My eldest son lives in another part of'
the town, but he comes here every day in,
the year to embrace me and to inquire:
'How are you^to-day, father V   Moi, je suis-
pour la famille'���I believe with my heart'
and soul in the sanctity of marriage and
the fireside.   I am .'not in favor of the in- '
stitution of divorce.   Love of family and
love of country���those are my two great
mottoes.   It seems to me ideal to choose r
one person and to say to yourself: 'That i��
the person whose eyes I am to close forever, or who is to close mine in the last
6leep.'' When you visit us at Champrosay
this summer I will show you that our
family life is by no means fermee���walled
up.   With us every one makes himself at
home.   We get together at breakfast time
���we stroll into the park���we shout to each
other���we wear our old clothes���we give a.
rendezvous for five o'clock tea���we talk,
laugh, sing.   My son has a tennis court
there.   I go and sit on a bench and watch,
the game., A photographer in the Avenue'
Victor Hugo has photographed the scene.
There I am with my cane, and with a big
hat drawn down over my ears.   I look like
a patriarch���they call me the 'old man.' "
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"You will see that   the
increased  over three-fold;
and they live thoso delightful experiences   five, times;   insurance   in
over again in sympathetic reminiscences."   three-fold: and neta surplus
In Paris officials look after the welfare
of the trees on the public streets with all
the care that is given the [plants in the
botanical gardens.
cash   income
assets  over
force   nearly
.    s nearly eight-
fold-y-the latter indicating that the Company is a good one for the "policy-holders.
Mr. McCabe, Managing Director, said
: he  could heartily endorse all that had
j.been   said   as   tQ   the   efficiency   of   our
{ agency staff,and the energetic and satis-
Learning makes a man fit company for
him self.���You n g.
The true art of   memory   is   the art of
attention.���John son.
One cannot always be a hero,   but one,
can always be a man.���Goethe,
t    If a man   be  endued   with a generone
mind, this ii the best kind of nobility.���
You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.���
Charles Buxton.
It is not what he has, or even what be
does, which expresses the worth of a man,
but what he is.^���Ainiel.
Of all virtues, magnanimity is the rarest; there are a hundred persons of merit
/or one who willingly acknowledges it in ,
There is a deportment which suits the-
figure and talents of each, person; it is always lost when we quit it.to assume that
of anpther.���Rousseau.
The one who will be found in trial capable of. great acts of love.Is ever'the one
who is always doing considerable small
ones.���"F. W. Robertson.
��� Some of the best lessons we ever learn
we learn from our mistakes and failures.
The error of the past.is the wisdom and
���access of the future.���-Tyron Edward*
No More  to See.. ������ '
A young fellow who drank much more
than was good for him' was advised by
his friends to take the gold cure, but he
refused. "But," , protested his friends,
"your physician says that if you keep ' on
drinking you w-ill surely soon go blind.
Now, the question is simply this, Do you
prefer being cured of the drink habit and
retaining your sight, or do you prefer to
keep on drinking and go blind?'' Th��
young man paced the floor for sometime,
and was in a brown study. Finally ������ he
turned to his friends, and, with a resigned,
expression of countenance, replied, ''Well,
I guess I've seen about everything."���.
San Francisco Argonaut. ��� ������,���������.������.������.i-i^M r������������f|i i li l|i|' iJiW^y   J������������  .1 ,������  ���������*���������*  ������-*���������"  li������ .  f . ^  /    '  THE WiiiHILY  CMrnberl^nd,    1$. p,  lssu������<*j   Every Tuesday  ' M, Wfcjitn'gy, Editor.  .   TEfi^3 Off SUBgORIPTIQ^-  One Year   /  '. .'....V,.*...?.':  HJJ  b58S -ebpy V.Y.* ' ������������������:.: :   *������  Jm,^. \, . I...     . r T��������� >T 1. .'    HATE'S O}' ADVERTISING:  \ *    '.      '.      .       - ��������� ���������>-       >���������-**-_  One li*oh pfjr year  1 "'   .1    .. "'ntoiTith     week. .. linfcf'     ...  Lpcal .notict-M.per line  i/ii.���������.     , ���������     I-       '   $12.00  1  ISO  T 10  .f^^^i^iU'^'VjJi-.-  E*    T * .It.*-. .  - ������������������  WJ   '-'I1 ��������� - ���������  3S=  ��������� iiyH,^lltBl^l    ������������������  ^���������J, ��������� J      N  "33  .    Not-ces   of  Births,,    Marriages   and  ������  ^Deaths,  3q cofas eacj-j insb'rtiop.      No Ac!vertisrnent inserted for lessfhan  ,50 cents. '  - Persons failing to get THE NEWS re-  gul'arly'should notify the pFFjCE, *  '   Persons haying -my business with T!*E  News ' wni1'please call  at the 'office or  . ���������      \'iji  '11     1-     1 1 - ' ���������  write.    '  , tar Advertisers who, want, ferir ad  changed,' should gjet copy in*'before  12 a.m. Saturdays. '*"*  TUESDAY. JUN^ 14th, 1898.  , . .>        U   ��������� J;;  i ���������'  ���������"Tf"  ���������J.1   The Shoal Bay statesman re-  mains to he heard from.  , 0   ���������������������������������������������^���������������������������^������������������  ,  The best men without regard to  . platforms,   are   always  tye safest  men to vote im.  .-TT. ; 1  ���������  " V ���������**        ���������1 5 ��������� ~   ������pain is a party tp a declaration  of, war, hvtf apparently   does not  mean to be a party to a fight.  1.1     *   ,#   *   t ���������- i  V,And there are others." It is ru-  mored I^r. F. B. Young will soon  shy his castor   into  tiie  political  ring-  .  The writs of election  haye been  Issued,   domination day has been  fixed   for June   $5,   and election  ,  July-Stq������.  A dead'letter office is to be es^ab-  lished either at Vancouver or Victoria.    Thus is the coast being re-  .      1      *   ���������      ���������  c cognized,  Tlie flow 0:5 golden sands down  the Yukon will soor* justify us in  turning aside from the Hispano-  Americau strife to contemplate tlie  '/root of all evil.".  The government has one candidate in the field and appears to  think itself strong enough for another, The Opposition should go  it one better and put three in the  field.  The action of the best govern-  merits is not always satisfactory to  all its friends, It is the true friend  who speaks out at such times..  TO TH3 "eLJ5QTO������������   ^f   fOlggf  DI^TBIQT,  Gentlemen:  Since ipy apno^inceqicnt  at the request of a number of electors of  the district as an Independent candidate  for your    representative   in  the legislature, circumstances have changed, which  necessitate? a modification of  my own  position.    Some   of my  professed supporters have taken steps, as I am informed to bnnif out an'^ out������and-out   opposi-'  tion candidate to the government,  thus  forcing an issue, I was  inclined to avoid,  but must now meet.   I am also influenced  by the clear and satisfactory explanation  made by the  Hon.  J. H. Turner of his  financial    and    railway   policy,   in   his  address here ou June 2d.   So far as the  district is concerned, in which I am interested, he is   evidently   disposed to meet  its  just demands   in a fair spirit   The  Nanaimo-Como*  trunk   road   is to be  completed this season and the large force  now at work upon   it justifies the belief  that   this will   be done.   The  old road  leading out of Cumberland, and across  1 he Big Meadow, formerly known as the  Big Swamp is to remain open in defer-  ennce to the wishes of the  people; and I  am satisfied all real grounds which exist  for complaint locally, have arisen from a  want   of  proper   representation to  the  government, owinjj to not hayingaresh  dent member who is necessarily cognig������  ant of the condition of local affairs.    1  have therefore  concluded after mature  consideration    apd    consultation    with  friends and supporters, who approve ol  my course, to   stand   as ,a government  candidate.   This is rendered   the more  easy from the open letterof the Premiei  in which h������ says he wishes the people to  vote for or against the government, not  as   Liberals ar   Conservatives,   but   as  British Columbians.  /There are no Dominion politics involved. vJt is simply a  question of business 'administration, and  Tprefer  to, trust    Provincial'.'.affairs in  the hands of  Mr. Turner a,������d 'such colleagues as he may select \o aid him, than  to the untried  men   who  are trying  to  turn him out that they may get in.  In making this announcement I desire  it to be understood that  I do not intend  to be the tool of anybody, but will so far  as I am able, if elected, protect all local  interests alike, and act   according to my  own judgement and conscience.   I shall,  however,   do  my     fighting   within  the  government' ranks,   aiding   it   to  avoid  mistakes, and so   shape its  course as to  subserve the best interests of this district  and Province.  Qn this platform I respectfully solicit  1  your support.  Faithfully yours,  ROBERT LAWRENCE:  f P IIRCHANTS' BAP Ol HALIFAX.  - &    ......    (   w"     L-  Incorporated 186$  Capital paid up, $1,500,000      Reserve Fund ,$1475,000  Head Office, Halifax, N. S.  AutigonUh, N.S., Bathurat, N.B., Bridgewater, N.S., Oharlottetown, P.E.I, B������"*������^  N.B.; Fred ricton, V.B., G������yBboro, U.S., Halifax, N.*. King.ton, N R, ^^  N.S., Lunenbur*. M.S.. Maitland, N.S.. Moncton. N.B., Montreal, P.Q.. **?*J*J  B.C., N������Uon,B.C, Newc������tle, H.B.. Pioton, H.S., Port Hawk-bury,, N.S . Ro-sW,  B.C., Sackville, N.B.. Sbubenacadie, N.S., St.,Johns, Nfld., SoiwnerBide, P.E.I., bydney,  N.S.', Truro, N.S., Vancouver, B.C., Weymouth, N.S., Woodstook, N.B.  T OWDON -The Bank of Scotland; PAM8,-Credit Lyonnda; BBBMUDA.-Bank  of Bermuda, NEW TOBK,-Cha������i National Bank; SAN FBANCISCO,-Hongkong  !nd ShanBhai Banking   Corporation; ��������� BOSTON,-National Hide and Leather Bank;  and Shanghai Banking Corporation.    ,   ' . ^  Accounts received on the moit favorable terma.  Intereat allowed on Special Deposita and on Savings Bank Account*.  All bn������inea������ by mail will be promptly and oarefally attended to.      "     o  WyA: spencer,  Manager Nanaimo Branch.  Eepimait -ft Bannimo Ry.  THE  STEAMER City , of Nanaimo  WILL RUN AS FOLLOWS:  W.D. OWEN, MASTER,  Oailing at Way. Ports as Freight  ,    and Passengers may offer:  Leave Victoria for Nanaimo  ���������   Tuesday 7 a.m.  ��������� *���������   Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m._  .  *���������   Comox for Nanaimo      ' ���������-   .  Friday, 8 a.m%  *'   Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a^m.,  *  FOB Freigbt or Staterooms apply on board, or at tbe Company's  Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Store,  Street. ' .  Esquimalt & Nana.ma  Railway Company.  NOTICE.  Simon Leiser, Sole Local  Agent,  * Y - NOTICE  11 I^hereby give notice that it ia my intention ao apply thirty days after thia notide  to the Board of Licencing Commissioners of  the City of Cumberland for a liceuce to sell  fermented and intoxicating liquor by aetai'  *t my premiseH, known aavthe "New Eug-  Itnd, " on lot 3 Mock 3, Cumberland.  ���������22nd May, 1889.  Wm. Gleason.  A. H. McCallum, licensed auctioneer  wijl attend to all sales in the district en  reasonable terms  The Opposition would greatly  strengthen itself if it would cordially support all good measures and  reserve for an occasional effective,  kick where the facts justified such  action, alli.ts vigor,  The Premier, no matter who. fills  that high office, will always be wel-.  come here. This paper axinounoed  his coming twejve hours before be  arrived. His, visit to ai^y sectiofy  of the Pjovine does not require to  be announced by the toot of horns  and blare of, trumpets,  Tne Cantat%.  The Cantata , 'Danier" at the Presbyterian  Church last night'(Tuesday) 'was the at.trau-  t"ion. It has" been cbuscieutio'usly and'earn-  estly practiced urider" the able* direction of  Mr. Howfclls, for Wevks. '        '  i: '  The' chot-usKs were  'strong   and in   good  time,    and the.   orchestra   proved a'helpful  accompaniment to the choir.'"  ���������' The fe'blos were very well ;given.  Music'of the cl<t'a% of the Cantata is not?  appreciated by che uiany, as lighter themes'  are; but itT'ts vi^ry beautifulj and the Pres^  h/teriau cho'V deserve credit .for practicing"  atud succeed'>Jg so." well ' i.i prestnting  "Daniel."      '' ���������-..���������'  Rev. Mr. lii.lts, Mr. Ke-ley, Miss Rush-  worthy Mr. AMop,'Mibs '-Beni.ie, arid Mrj  Green were tli^ -iolois-t!-_' and sang well.  ' There"'"vvere inany ex")jr������ijsioiiV- of iifiprecia-  tien afljer the cl<>su, if vhe ay^Uuse was not  as generous as the bingers deserved.  UcXheJre was a very good attendance.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S  OFFICE.  HI8 HONOR the Lienteuant.Goronior  has beau pleased to appoint the undermentioned peraons to be Collectors of Votes,  under the provisions of section 16 of the  "Redistribution Act 1898." namely:  Walter B. Anderson, of Union������ V.I., for  for the Comox Electoral District.  Harry Q. Wellbnrn, of Duncan������ V.I., for  the Cowichan Electoral District.  Thomas Fletohsr, ol Alberni. V.I., for  the Alberni Electoral District.  And His Honour the Lieuten������nt-Gover-  norTha-) been pleaded to appoint the undermentioned person to be Distributing Collector, nnder the provbioao of section 17 of the  said Act, namely:���������  In the newly-oonatituted Diatricta of Comox, Cowichan and Alberni, Andrew L.  Shnith, of Alberni, V.I.  NOTICE.  .1/  In the matter of the estate of William  Henry Smith deceased.  Take notice that by an order of His  Hon. Eli Harrison, Ijhave been appoint-  er] adminstrator^of the above estate. All  debts due the above estate i^ust be paid  iprtwith and all; claims duly verified must  ba riled with me not later thian the 30th,  of June 189$,  when I will distribute  the  NOTICE  During my temporary absence Mr.Ken-  neth Grant will conduct for me the under  taking business. Orders left at my residence on Maryport Avenue will receive  prompt attention.    P.O. Box No 5  Cumberland, Jan. 29. 98-   Alex. Grant.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening.. REV. J. X. Willemar  roctor.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth  League meets at the close  of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  rev. W. Hicks, pastor.  ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.^-Services at 11 a.m. and  7 p.m. Sunday School at 2:30. Y. P.  S C. E. meets, at the close of evening  ervice.    Rev. W. C. Dodds, pastor.  BLACK  DIAMOND  NURSERY.  Comoj TCoao, f-ianatmo, 3B.C.  Fuit trees   of all   descriptions.  Ornamental   trees. Shrubs, and  Roses,  p. o.BOX 190 xxxxxxxxxxx  HUTCHERSON & PERRY.  TO   PROSPECTORS,   Miners,   and  Holders of M ineral Claims on unoccupU  ed land within the Esquimalt & Nanaimo  Railway Company,V Land Gra'nt^-FOR'.  ONE YEAR ONLY from the tHe date ol  this ' notice,, the- Railway* Company.will  sell their rights to all Minerals, (excepting  Coal and Iron)and the .Surface rights ot  Mineral Claims, at the price of $5.00 per  acre.   Such sales .will De subject to. all  other reservations contained in conveyances   from the   Company .'prior to1 this  date.   One-half of the purchase money*',  to be paid ten   davs after ; recording the  Claim with the.government, and a dupli-,  cate of the record to be filed in the Company's Land Office, Victoria, on payment  of the first   instalment.   The balance of  the rpur*chase   money, to beipaid in,two  equal instalments, at the^expiration of six  and .twelve   months, ^without,   interest.  Present holders of Mineral Claims whe  have not previously' made other arrangements with the   Company for. acquiring.  Surface and Mineral rights,  are; hereh..  notified >,to'at once   make tlie, first pay '  ment on their Claims, as*, otherwise the)  will be deemedantl treated as trespassers:  , Leonard H. Solly,  .Victoria, B C. \    Land Commissioner*  June i,  1897. J  .   I  239  govt  sax������  assets.  Nanaimo,  May ii, '98,  JT. McBk YOUNG,  Official" administrator.  A paper ia in circulation requesting Mr.  James Dunsmuir to stand aa a Government  candidate for this district.  Tho. Courten  will take  6.  ety  iurtenay Agricultural   Exhibition   place thia year, on 'Thursday, Qet.  There will'be sports to add to: the '^ay-  of iibe occasion.       '" "' "     ''   '���������'*  EDUCATION.  NOTICE is hereby given that the annual  examination of candidates for certificates of qualification to teach in the Public  Schools of the Prooince will he held aa tol-  owa, commencing on   Monday,   July   4th,  1898, at 8:45 a. no:���������  Victoria, in South Park  School Building.  Vancouver, in High School Building.  Kamloopw. in Public School Building.  Each applicant muat forward a notice,  fch rty days before the examin-ation, stating  he class and grade of certificate for which  he will be a candidate, the optional subjects  selected, and at which of the above-named  places he will attend.  Every notice of intention to be an appli-  oam must be accompanied with satisfactory  testimonial of moral character.  Candidates are notified that all of the  above requirements must be fulfilled before  their applications can be filed.  All candidates for First Class, Grade A,  Certificates, including Graduates, mnst attend in Victoria to take the subjects prescribed foy July 13th and 14th instants, and  to undergo required oral examination.  S. D POPE,  SlTPBKINTKNDBNT OF EDUCATION.  Education Office,  Victoria, May 4th, 1898. myl7;  FOR SALE.���������Two nearly new counters  Enquire at the News Office.  *  FOR SALE���������Cumberland residental property on favorable terms by D. B. & L.  Association.  ^^  FOR SALE.���������My house and two lets in  the village of Courtenay.   K. GBAyT, Union.  FOR Rent.���������Fine apartments for living  rooms in Willarda briok block. Enquire of  owner on the premises.  FOR SALE, RANCH��������� One mile and a  half from Union,  contains 160   acroa  and will be disposed of at a low figure,  quire of James Abrams.  En-  NOTICE  TO TAXPAYERS.  Assessment   Act and Provincial  Revenue T^Tv  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with the Statutes, that Provincial  Revenue Tax and Taxes levied under Assessment Act are now due for the year 189S.  All of the above named Taxes collectible  within the Comox, Nelson, Newcastle, Den-  man, and Hornby Islanda Division of the  District o Comox, are   payable at my office.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the following rates, viz:.  If pajp on or before June 30th, 1898;���������  Provinqial Revenue, $3.00 per capita.  Three-fifths qf one per cent on Real Ero-  perty.  Two and one-half per cent on Wild Land.  One-half of one per cent on Personal  Property.  One-half of one per cent on. Income.  If paidak5ER June 30th, 18^8���������-F^w-  fifths of one'per cent on Real Property.'  Three per cent on Wild Land.  Three.fou.rth8 of one per cent on Personal  Property.  Three-fpnrthB of one per cent on Income.  January." W. B. ANDERSON,  1898, Assessor aaji Collector  0. H. FECHNEB.  LEADINiG   BARBER  and i \  and Dealer in Fishing Tackle and Sporting Goods   Cumberland,      B.  C \  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Woc<  In Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER WORK DONE  INSURANCE.      _  I am agent for the following reliably  companies:  The Royal Insurance Company.  The London and Lancashire.  Current Bates.  Can be seen afternoon s at corner office  near The News.  ���������-.���������'-. James Abrams.  V  i  T������aming&  I am ppepaFed to  furr^sh Stylish Rigs  and^ da Teaming  At. reasonable'pates.  D.KilRat?iekk c  ;    union, B.C.  x    also    x;  Hpfjses.hbing and  GENERAL  lesmitking  If onr readers have any local news of in, 1  terestYwe'will be pleased}; to insert same l������ !  the local column, if brouaht to.y%e of^ce.       [  .. It) . Ai   ' ������������������'��������� .uir.. ,  Jr A. Carthew  A^CJHIT^CT anfil BUILDER.  CUMBERLAND, B. C,    ,  ��������� j m.r if. ��������������� ��������������� 'ai-t ��������������� 1.' kww fJr:T1 ?^irtrt 1 %  V   -'  l1  V  &  ��������� ,,i iw.1.'  ^WJ  "9������"  !������yg  -(til-.,  ���������J >��������� i -* '  I  "LOCALS.  From Wjjdnespay's Pajly.  The manager pf the Broad-pay trgiipeis  here. " '  '  One Chinaman, was killed apd some hurt  in No.5 shaft last night.'  Mr. J. A. HalUday, teacher at Grantham  will visit relatives in California.  H. Mortimer Lamb, managing editor of  the Mining Repord, Victoria, \$ in town.  Mr. W. W. B. Mclones is visiting the  oity. He will run as an Independent from  Nanaimo. *���������*      '  ' Messrs. James Abrams and W. B. Walker have been appointed License Commis-'  pioners for this oity. ,,  Mr. Thos. Foster, M. P. P./who speaks  ' here to-night is the Opposition candidate  fer the Delta constituency.  .     Mr/James McGregor, M. P. P. of Nanei-  nio has been informed of his appointment  as inspector of gpvernment mines,  Mr. J. B. Bennett, principal of the Union  and Cumberland; school,r,will spend apart  ���������f his vacation on Hornby Island.  ,    p  The Grand Jury at , Victoria, last week  ound a true bill against Nichol, editor of  the Provinoe for libelling Hon, J. H. Tnr-  ner and Hon. Mr. Pooley., ���������  \ Dr. McKeohnie of Nanaimo ia expected  to be the Liberal candidate for, this district  in'plaoe of Mr. Mclones,' who will resign.  Who will be the Conservative, candidate ?  t -   * ' , ��������� ���������   _,        ,.   ������      *       ��������� *'  ., Two and one-half miles of tbe Trunk road  have been finished, under Mr. Thos. Piercy,  excepting a bridge and fully three miltewuT  be finished in another week except bridges.  ' Henry Workman, who'arrived last week,  was tried this afternoon before Magestrates  Abrams and Coilis for' passing counterfeit  1 money at the Courtenay House on Tuesday.  After hearing the' evidenee he was held for  trial before the asanas. He will be taken  down in the morning. "*   ,  - '         .        c  ,   ,   ���������_ ..���������   ._.-������������������ !���������       -ill      II      ���������      I       .1 ������M"  J I  OPPOSITION NOMINATIONS.  Vancouver, June 9.~[Special]���������  McPheraon, Martin, Cotton and  Tit-dal were nominated as Opposition candidates. Two of these are  liberals and two Conservatives.  ���������. 7-m*i>7*-*3V jrfrJy'yXjnf,, "-fi^j.fpj>});, ffjjfj r^W^T,  Win, lEtUT,  Vegetable and Pet.  Stock Show.  3 rf %p  >wrw,?f  w  ���������WP"  Ti) Be Held in CnmbBPland,  .   Aug. 3d. and 4th.  PRIZE LIST.  BEST COLLECTION OF FLOWERS  J l /    v  r '"     Prizks.  ist.-*  Asters, cut " $150  Balsams, 1.50  ';   Carnations,-        V������5������, '  Chrysanthemum, 1.50  Cainna, pot 1.00  ,     Candy Tuft, cut v 1.00  AWABVUM6E&. '-  i . "The Canadian Heroes . of the:, War of  1812-14" 18 the leading article in .the June  " numlierof tile Canadian MAaAvntB. Sir  ������, iJohu G.'Bouriuot ia the writer, and he tells  with much .graoe and spirit the story ' of  Brock, de Salaberry, Tecumseh, Laura Se-  card, and the otbeia who took a leading  part in the noble defeuce of Canada in thr t  famous war. Pictures of most of the heroes accompanying the text. Captain William Wood, of Quebec   tolls of  Canada's  - military weakness in an article entitled,  "In Case of War," and his contribution  is  villustrated, with piotures of well-known  British and United States warships. This  writer explains the   difference   between   a  - cruiser and a battleship, a torpedo boat and  a torpedo destroyer, a monitor and an ar*  monred cruiser, or a battleship, clearing up  many of the current mysteries which obscure this subject. Another timely is that  on Mr. Gladstone, with seven illustrations,  including a full-page reproduction of Mil-  la-is' famous' painting of the deceased states*  man.  Cumberland and Union Water-works  Company Ltd.  Tbe Water-works Co., have no objection  to their patrons using water on their gai*  dens but some we see are abusing thia priv-  ilege, and throwing it .over their buildings,  and it may be necessary to withdraw this  privilege if the abuse continues.  L. W   NcMHS, Secretary.  May 26th, 1898.  NOTICE  A special Court of Assiqe, "N^tai Prius,  Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Dei  livery will be holden at Glenora, in and for.  the County of Nanaimo, 03 Wednesday,,  the 15th day of June   nextN By   con^r.  mand, ���������* ���������  JAMES BAK$R,  Provincial Seqcetary.  Provincial Secretary'a Office, May; 25, 1898..  ���������.  . .v . ��������� "���������:��������� ....-���������  Provincial Secretary's. Offce..  His Honor th^. Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to icake the following appointments:  l������th> May, 1^98.  Ralph Graasham, of Tort St. James^ Stuart Lake, Esq., t,Q be a Mining Recorder, to  reside and usually perform the duties ol hia  office at the aaid place. '  Richard, S, Saraent, of Hassalton, E^cj,, to  be a Sub:l&niug Recorder within the Skee-  na Pollin^Diviaion of tho^a?si^r %e|Val  District.  ���������M O N E;-!^ to loan upon.Hn&Mived  J^al esjat.e.-TT-rL. P. EcksTEtN,. ��������� '^���������" *.''  ������  Cockscomb, 'u  Dahlia, ������  Daisy, ,        - 'n  Chinese pinks/'  Digitalis,  Flowering Sage,  Ferns, pot,  Fuschia,  Geraniums;  Gladiolas, .  Hollyhock,  Heliotrope,  Honeysuckle, "  Hydrangea,  pot  cut  H.  U  l.OO  I.50  l.OO  I.50  1.00  i.oe  l.OO  1.50  1.50  ���������������%������  , 1.00  1.5b  1.00  l.OO)  2d.  50  50  50  50  SO  50  50  50  50  50 <���������  50  50  50  50  50  50  SO  >5o/  cut  1.00  l.OO  1.00  1.00  l.OO  i.$o  1.50  1.00  I.OOi  l.OO"  ,50  50  50  jo  50  50  So  50  So  50  00 -  50  50/  40)  .50  .50  '.OOr  1st Prize by H. j, Theobaldf  . Icer plant,  Larkspur,  Lobelia, ���������    pot  ���������     Lavender, * -  ��������� Lupin,  ,    : LiUies, , -    '  Marigold -  Mignonette,  ,   Nasturtium,  Mimulus,    ..  Oleander, best plant,,, *  Y- ,' '':i**-'s   ;   *       ;-'l.OO  Oxaiis,'.,   :,:,X$o  ,    , Palm, plant *    .,   1,50  Petunia,/ , **$9  c     Pahsy,   * -6.00  By Simon Leiser, in'Y,  goods, at the store,  V\i\oi. Ditmondi,   1.00  ��������� Phlox, perennial,   ������.00'  Poppy; best col. ���������  1.50  Pinks, Florist.     ,1150    ^   1.56)   "*  by Gus Hauck in goods at store!)  '  Roses,    '* '   "'     '\oo)        3.00  ,   By Peacey & Co., )  Snap Dragon, 1.00 00     -  Stocks 1.50 50  Sun Flowers, 1.50 .; .50  Sweet, Peas, i$p .50)  by Gus H^uck in goods at store.)'  Verbena, 1.50 ,50  Zinnia, i.$o .50  ' Immortelles t.50 '      .50  Beet collection of annual   flowers cut S3  and $2, by C. S. Ryder���������"Cheap John."  Beat collection of perennials, $3 and $2.  'Best collection of wild flowers by chddren  under 14 years. $100       60  Best col. of annual flowera, cut, grown by  ohildren under 14 years of age.   First prize  by J. P. Davis, 1 dot., pot plants; 2d prize  by J. J. R. Miller fl worth of bulbs.  Best- collection of pot plants $3 and $2.  " specimen of hanging basket* $1.50  and 50, eento.  Best specimens Geranium $1.00  '** specimen of Fuachia $1.00  ������*      "       " Rose $1.00  VEGETABLES.  Beans, (string)                 1 00  50 each  Beete, table size, 6,        1 00  50  Cabbage, early, 3 heads J 00  50  Carrots, table, six,         100  50  Cauliflower, 3 heads,     1 00  50  Celery, 3 sticks,             1 00  50  Cucumbers, three,          1 00  50  Cress, water, one dish, 1 00  50  Lettuoe, 6, heads,           1 00  50  Salad. Mustard and Cress,  beat diah,                      1 00  50  (Early Potatoes, 14 lba 2 60  1 50  by Sam Davis.)  Onions, *ix,   '                 1 00  50  Peas, beat dfth,               1 00  50  Radish, 3 bunches, ^       100  50  Rhubarb, 6;��������� talks,          1 00  50  Spinach, 1 baaket,          1 00  50  Sqnash, crook neek, 3:    100  50  Tomato, six,,                   1 00  50  Turnips, for. table, &      100  50  FRUIT.  Currants, rs^d, best pla*e, 1 00    50  Currranta������ black, beat plato, 100   50  Currant, Wine, best  bottle������ 100       50  Goosebersjea^ best plat������u * W-i: ^.-.WSO  Strawberries, beat ph>t������, 1*00 .-...;���������:SQ  Blackberries, bestpjate, 1 00       50  App-es;,  Early Harvest, 1 Ofi  Yellow Transparent,       1.00  Red Aetrichan, 1 00  Pears, Bartlett, 1 00  M. Clapp> favorite,, IjOO^  50  50  50  50  50.;  C, H.TSBIHL  ������aT)oaler in   ,  Stores and Tinware  'Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY   DONE  sWAgent for tho '  Celebrated Qurney  Souvenir Stoves and  r   Ranges   Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight heaters  *TTT  8=3^2  I ������������������! 1 y n  irrr  few  Vn   ;  "   other varieties,;, 1 00 50  Plums,, best plate, yellow 1 00. 50  M-   ��������� "     ������������   redV, ;100 50  '"      "     "   blue,   100 60  Peaches ������������������     ������������������       -      100 50  Cherries, best plate, blapk, 1 00 50  ������������������ "   ��������������� .light, 100 60  i  CHICKENS.  Best pair, White Plymouth  "Rock,,. ��������� r   100  McPhee k Moore from store,  -Beet pair, Blue; barred Ply  mouth Rock,     ; ' Y'l 00  Best pair. Brown Laghorn, 1 0O 50  Best pair. White     ; " 1 00)   , 50  - by McPhee ft Moore at store)  Beet "   Buff \(.!������i.6of  byMr.Waiard.;     ,    ;   f  Beat pair Langahane,-   1 00  **   Wyandettes,       1 00  McPhee 4k Moore at atore,  J   ������.������   fldudaas, Yfl 00  : ������������������   Bantams,    'J'7 100  "   Light Brahmahs, 100)  by McPhee* Moore atore. C  ������   Dark   Y" .    , 100      50,  "   Black Spanish,   2 00   1 00  Agateware, by C. H. Tarbell.     j  ���������>*  50  50  60  50  50  60  60  60  it  ,    "   Black Minorca., 1 00)  McPhee & Moore, at atpre.   y  " ?���������' Cochin, 1 00  100  100  100  1 00,,  150  100  50  jtafrv*\M'-  .  4 ������������������'- Dorking/ ���������*   .  , "- Hamberg,    -  ; ���������������   Game,  ' -     Best Canary Singer,  .    '.   Babbits, best pair -.  Best pairFantail  ^ s"~ ~Yy- Pigeon's, l'OO  -,' T. D. McLean offers a prize of $4.00 pay'  able put of his store to. the' exhibitor who  takes the most prizes."       -���������i'*"- . e  50  60  50  50,  50  60  50  50  NOTE.���������This exhibition" is undeV the  auspices of the Comox Agricultural Society; but the committee in charge will not  allow it to be a burden on that society.  ' They estimate the receipts, and contributions received will be ample to pay the  prizes offered,'but if not they will be paid  proportionately so far as the money goes;  if more is realised than the prizes and expenses amount to, the prizes will be increased accordingly, which is hoped will  be the case.  COMMITTEE.  John J. R. Mux**, Chairman, .  Lxwis Mockce, J. D. Little  J. A. Haixidat, Robebt Lawkkkcb^  M.  Whitnet, Secretary.  COMTMBUTIOWa AND PRIZES  . The following contributions have been  given or pledged in aid of the * Floral  Fruit Vegetable and Pet Show to be  given in Cumberland August 3d, and 4th.  IN Prizes���������see Prize List���������Simon  Leiser, merchant, through Mr. H. P. Coilis, manager, $10 in goods; McPhee &  Moore, merchants, $5 m goods; A. H.  Peacey & Co.j druggists, $5 in cash; C.  S. Ryder, cheap magnet stove, $5 in  cash; T. D. McLean,, jewler and watchmaker, $4 in goods; Sam Davis, Union  Hotel, $4 in cash; C. H. Tarbell, tin  hardware and stove store, $3 in agateware; Gus Hauck, merchant, $5 in goods;  W. Willard, harness maker, $i cash; H.  J. Theobald, painter $1 cash; John J. R.  Miller, gardener, $1 bulbs etc.; J. P.  Davis, florist, 1 dozen pot plants.  In Donations to the Society.���������  Lewis Mounce, lumberman, $5; Messrs.  Robertson & Co., Vendpme Hotel, $3;  John Richardson, Waverly Hotel, $3; D.  Kilpatrick, livery stable, $3; Gordon  Murdoch, livery and blacksmith, $3; P  Dunne, merchant tailor^ $2; Fred Kim-  pel, barber $2; Chas. ^"hon, fruit and  confectionary, $2; A. 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POSTPAID,';  SAMPLE COP1E8 FREE. ">  mm AHD SG1EST1FIC PRESS,      {  220 Market St.,   San Francisco, Cal..?-;  tarn  w��������� ir  &  ��������� -������^-*������+"i*������*~V''������������J^^y:sy55E*r������������^^ ���������������' ������>.>hJ>m*������h  Sfc  BI "LAWRENCE C. LYNCH.  (CONTINUED.)  ���������Evan  side  by  La-  Ms  lawyer's   face  sadness,   and  the Court, his  that of   one  i    They came slowly forward-  znotte, supported   on   either  mother and the soi-disant Mr. Wedron, of  the New York bar.  They pass so close that the lady's trailing silks brush against the feet of Jasper  Lamotte, but she never vouchsafes a  glance to husband or son, and Evan's  eyes are set straight, before him/ fixed on  vacancy���������unseeing orbs of fire, set in a  spectral face.  Presently, they are seated near the  group gathered about tlie prisoner, and  then Mr. Wedron confers .with Mr.  O'Meara.  As they talk, the   little  becomes   grave,   even   to  when he rises to   address  tone is subdued, his manner  performing a painful task.  ".May it please the Court," he says,  slowly, "the witnesses for whom. I waited  have come. As one of them is just recovering 'from a serious illness, Mr. Bathurst  has thought it best that a reliable physician should certify to his perfect ability  to testify at this time. Let Doctor Benoit  be sworn."  It is done, andin the same grave and  subdued manner Doctor Bcnoit bears witness, as follows:���������  cV "I have been in attendance   at Maple-  ton for some weeks past.    Evan Lamotte  has been one   of   my   patients.   He  has  been very ill, and delirious   almost   con-*  stantly.   It is less than a week since   he  entirely recovered his reasoning faculties.  ' To-day, at the request of 'Mr. Wedron, T-  subjected him   to   various   tests,   and   I  freely pronounce him   perfectly   sane���������as-  siine as any here in.this court   room.    If  any one is inclined to question my  statement, I shall desire Professor Harrington  and Doctor Gaylor  to   examine   the witness." ��������� "���������  There is profound silence for a moment,  then O'Meara says, quietly:���������  '   "Will   Detective   Batihurst    take     the  stand?"  The gentleman who has become known  to many in W��������� as Mr. Wedron, of the  New York bar,, left his place near Ev,an  Lamotte, and came quietly forward. Having been .duty sworn, Mr. O'Meara said:���������  ' "Mr. Bathurst* you have been connected with'this-case from the first. ' Tell us  ���������what you have discovered, in your own  way."  The detective bowed, took off a pair of  gold-rimmed eye-glasses, and turned  upon'tlie court a pair of bright, handsome, dark blue eyes, that proved themselves capable of numberless expressions.  "My name is Nail J. Bathurst," he  began, "and I am a detective. , I came to  W���������**for the .first time early in the sum-,  mer���������in June, I believe. I came on professional'business. To my surprise,'and  quite by' accident, I found Sir Clifford-  Heathercliffe here in the character of  Doctor Heath. ��������� My business in W��������� was  in no way connected with Sir Clifford,  but before I left the town, which was on  the third day after my arrival, I became  aware that he had an enemy here. I left  W���������, to return in a short. time) and I  nmong   the   factory   people    as  against him, and bring ������onie~'circum-  stantial evidence ��������� to back'it; but this  would not vindicate Sir Clifford, and.  would complicate affairs very * much.  What I wanted, was^proof positive, absolute. , So I waited and studied the case.  Of one thing I was assured; Francis Lamotte, whether-guilty or innocent, knew  more of that murder than he chose to  tell. '      ,     '    .  - "One day/while in conversation with  Miss Wardour, I chanced to mention the  ujimp of Evan Lamotte. adding some-,  thing riot complimentary to that young  gentleman. Miss Wardour took lire at  once.  She assured me that Evan Lamotte  low and wild,, and,, full of unutterable  horror and fear, ���������, her * face growing paler  and thinner, and.', sadder, her ��������� hands so  weak and tremulous, all appealed ^to mt*,  all maddened me afresh. I resolved that  in some way I would free her. But how?  ,"Day after day I-brooded upon it'. Burrill, became' more, ^bestial, more besotted,'  ,more "contemptible,'every day. My sister's  'strength was   almost- gone,   her  reason  ���������hears,1 jfrojn  ' back, this is what tlie'-father  the son's lips:���������;��������� i     ' ',-*    a *_<  Y," There, is another���������pistol in my pocket  !���������ll meant it for Evan���������vou���������had betrter*  ���������use it." ���������; . "-'r������; Y;.^.*-.- ,ti|J  Horrible words from ^he lips bf'a^dying  ���������son.. They are his last. , Before Doctor  Benbit can turn baul&and reach* his side",  "Frank Lamotte has'finished his, career of  folly, and sin, and shame,    dying   as   he  j)jy one who  him.    He  .si"-.it;- ���������* h?ip-  Wardour not  sister.    Ha  was tottering.  "I began tol. cultivate Burrill. Fflattered him; I caroused with him'. I had sunk  so low myself that he could , feel   at ease  with me.    But.'tirunk   or   sober I never   ^      once forgot a resolve I had   taken. ' Mat-  wa7nc7t"what~p^ to   ���������orse-    ^  t, . ^ ��������� si.__ii.j_   .i.__i     i,~ .^.-i     must lie Sybil's life   or   his.    I'resolved  that it should not be my sister, ��������� who was  sacrificed.  ''When I found' that no more, time  could be wasted, I laid my plans. I  feigned illness and kept my room .for several days. <  ',' Burrill came daily to see me.   I, told  him that I had some rare new fun in my  head, and we planned that I should feign  1o be worse   than   usual.    Burrill   know  i-'iai c i.r people had made efforts   to stop  -our liJiciurnal -expeditions, and ho agreed  with me ll::jt the   tiling   should   be kept  secret. On the last night he left'the house ;  early,   saying,  that   he   would   spend   a |  couple of hours at,'Old Fori v*s,' and then '  meet me at a place appointed. "     '   j  "At nine o'clock I stole out, and no ���������  one at Mapleton discovered my/absence, j  I did not intend, that they should; twait- j  ed( at the place appointed for our meeting '  until I grew impatient. The'time'came '  for him to appear; he'did not'' 'come. I'  knew where I should find him, and ' set  out for 'Forty Rods.' I was? determined  to let that night end Sybil's troubles.',, ,  _, --.j-had. lived, selfishly, like a coward.  CHAPTER' XX,rV'.  '' I   never*, r before  brought to   justice  that in spite of his weaknesses, he had  many noble and lovable qualities. She  told me how he came to her when the  first shock of his sister's flight was upon  him; she described,-vividly, his passion,  his sorrow, his love for his sister. He  spoke' of her as the only, being on earth  whom he truly loved, d*i  had been unvaryingly kim.  cursed the destroyers of his  piness, and implored   Miss  'to abandon that unfortunate  said that he believed shel would  return,  and he implored hcr-to-visit his   parents,  and intercede in behalf of the fugitive.  '' Miss Wardour gave him the required  promise, and then said that if the real  reason for this strange elopement must  remain a secret, she wished they could  hit upon some explanation that would  spare the fugitive as much as possible,  and- satisfy the gossips. - -Instantly he  sprang up, declaring that he would furnish a reason,, a reason that no one; would  question, and that would spare his sister.  '' A few days iater, the story -was flying  about W���������, that.to sayc. her brother ,Evan  from the 'conseqiiences'of* some evil deed,  Sybil Lamotte had sacrificed herself.  '"When Miss Wardour heard of this'she  knew that Evan Lamotte -had allowed  himself-.to be -defamed >��������� for , his sister's  sake. She knew that tne true reasons for  her friend's mesalliance was hidden safely beneath a brother's sacrifice.  "Miss Wardour.told me this, and much,  more, in praise of Evan .Lamotte;  here, for his sake,'-Jet me say, that  studying John Bun-ill ��������� and Francis  xnotte, I -had .-discovered that,Sybil  motte had been made to believe, that the  honor and safpty of her father and elder  brother, depended upon her, sacrifice,  when the truth is, that she- was sold. -  Simply sold���������for their convenience, and  their'gain. ' '��������� *  , "You have looked upon Jasper Lamotte  as an honorable citizen. On the,, day of  John Burrill's funeral, I resumed my  old disguise, that of Brooks, and went to  Mapleton; I told Mr. -Lamotte that T had  come'as a friend of his, and of Burrill's,  to warn Kim, that if Nance   Burrill   was  ."Half way between the saloon and Doctor Heath's I saw him. He passed close  to me, as,. I came up' from Mil! 'avenue',  arid reeled across the road. ' He was^not  going toward'our "rendezvous,. but ,away  from it.,.-,',      .   .-   ,    . ><��������� - j.    ,,j   . ���������  ,"I followed- stealthily. I did not make  my nearness known. I think he was too,  drunk to know   where   he , was going or  in   all   my    career,  i   criminal whom. I  both pitied   unreservedly,    and-  justified  * fully. "Viewing all things from his Standpoint, Evan Lamotto is less ,'a', muyd^rer  than a martyr." ���������       t        i - ,. ���������'       '       I  ���������'- ,'It is the day after the trial with so  strange an .ending. They( (ar,c,seated in  O'Meara's library;'Constance, Mrs. \Alis-  ton,' Mrs., O'Meara, Sir Clifford, his  brother, the Honorable George Heathercliffe, 'Ray "Vandyck, O'Meara, and Mr. j  i Bathurst. -Mr.' Bathurst,' who now ap-,  pears what he is; a Handsome gentlpman,  * about thirty years of age, clever,- vivacious, eminently agreeable. . Mr.-"Wedron,  like' Brooks, has served out his day, and  been'set aside.  | They have assembled at the detective's  request, and while fully expecting'a revelation of some sort, they ' look a serene,  and   not an apprehensive party.  "Poor Evan." sighs Constance';' "I  pity him most sincerely; I shall go * and  see "him." '- < !.,'*���������  "We will go and see. him," corrects Sir  Clifford, and she smiles, and does,not',  dispute tKe correction.       ��������� -" " - '        '''  "Before'I begin my other stpry,'| says,  the]detective., "I may as well tell you of  ���������my]visit yesterday,- and how. my news,  was received.        ,   ' J :'  ' 'iFrom 'the moment when J heard Miss,'  Wardour's.description of Evan   Lamotte,"|  I knew he was our man., ,But '^I'was de-'  i termined to have no-more   misfakes. "So  ! I kept my'opinion tb^ myself.'"-Yon*������can.  / imagine how anxiously f.I ,hung rupon. .the  , words of   Doctor.  Benoit,    kno-wing /that  figured  Brooks, the drunken mechanic.    Mr. Lamotte employed me twice and   twice discharged me because of my intemperance.  |I  became   quite   intimate   and   friendly  with   John   Burrill,    and   succeeded   in  gaining his   confidence.    I   was   also on  good terms   with   Nance   Bun-ill,   John  IBurrill's divorced wife, and I   learned   a  (good many things from her.  j    "Early in the autumn   it   came to my  (knowledge that   Sir   Clifford's * enemies  jhad begun to move, that   a   plan was on  foot against him.    About this time I discovered that several people  needed   looking after, and I sent for a boy shadower.  JHe came, and did his work well.    He   is  not here, because   his   testimony   is not  .needed.  J "You will understand that I had now  [more than one operation on my hands. I  iwas still engaged upon the case which  I first" brought me to W���������, and I was in-  itent upon frustrating the designs of Sir  Clifford's enemies. He, Sir Clifford, was  not aware of my presence in W���������, and he  was likewise ignorant of the plot against  thim.  ,, "Early in November, I found it expedient to appear in W��������� in a new character.  /Brooks had done his work. Accordingly,  I, as Brooks, set out for the city one  [morning, leaving my shadower in charge  of the field. Jasper Lamotte went to the  city by the same train, and, singular co-  Incidence, he came back on the train  which brought me. I returned, as Mr.  Wedron, an attorney, and I brought  with me an assistant (for the plot was  thickening fast), who assumed - the character of a book peddler. I was absent only  two days, but, during that time, the  entire drama had undergone a transformation.  !    "Before I had  been" half   an   hour in  W���������, I had   received   the   report   of my  shadower; it   was startling. John Biirrill  had been murdered.    Here   was  a disappointment.    I   had   fully   intended that'  Burrill should do some   honest   work ' in  the State penitentiary,   and   was   almost  prepared to make some arrests.   I attended the inquest, and  was   again   discomfited.'' "The   enemies* of   Sir Clifford had  abandoned their   first   infamous   scheme  'for his ruin, and had succeeded in fastening   this   miserable   crime . upon    him.  Standing there in the presence.of   all the  actors in the   tragedy,-, and   listening to  [the witnesses -before the coroner, I deoided  ���������what course to, pursue*.    I   would  make  'my other operations  a   secondary   affair,  'and devote myself to the   task of finding  'John Burrill's murderer. I presented myself   to Mr. O'Meara, and   made   known  my identity; we decided to act   together,  and at once set to work.   .  "I knew that Francis Lamotte was Si-  Clifford's secret enemy, and, naturally, I  began to study him, and to watch him.  You have heard his testimony to-day, and  you know how easy it would have been  for him, first to follow and kill John  Bun-ill. and next to cast   suspicion upon  allowed to remain in W���������, she would be  brought forward at this trial, and give  damaging evidence against his dead. son-  in-law.  "I remained in'the: library' with  him  some fifteen minutes.    My   errand was a  trap, and he fell into it. * What followed,-  Mr.! Belknap has   already .;told..   In   the  '' presence of this   court,', Jasper   Lamotte  ; has perjured himself.     Let the officers of  tiie law keep tKis'faot-in mind.  1      "Now, to return-to my-witness.   When  I heard Miss Wardour's. glowing vindica-  tion of Evan   Lamotte, I said to   myself,  I 'Here is the right person. J Evan Lamotte  : is the one who can clear up this mystery.'  I It was clear as day .to my eyes.  I   ' "It   was   necessary  that   I should see  him, but I very soon learned that he was  - lying at his   home   dangerously   ill, and  quite out of his senses.    There was nothing   to   do   but   to1' wait.    I   made the  acquaintance of Doctor Benoit, and from  him I obtained daily news of his patient.  "At the eleventh hour, when I had begun to despair of his.recovery, the doctor  reported   the patient restored   to his senses. I then told him, Doctor Benoit, that  the very moment Evan Lamotte was able  to listen, and'to talk   rationally, I  must"  see him.    That   the case   was one of life  and death-.       <       - '>    -  .   "This day, at the very hour when   the  trial   was   called,   I   set   out for Maple-  tons ;*"' I saw Evan Lamotte;   I told - him  that Clifford He.-wth was   on trial  for the  murder of   John   Burrill;-and   that the'  chances were against him.  "It is not necessary to repeat all that  passed between us, the result is, that  Evan Lamotte comes into this court of  his own free will and accord, and it is  his desire that he be allowetd to" tell his  own story.  "He comes here freely, willingly, asking nothing, hoping nothing, and when  this audience has heard his testimony,  they will join me in pronouncing him  the noblest Lamotte of them all."  There is a look so weird, so unearthly,  in the eyes of Evan Lamotte, as he comes  forward and turns his face slowly upon  the audience, so that all can see its  ghastly contrast with those burning orbs,  that a startled hush falls upon them all,  a funeral silence pervades the room. ���������  They seem to note for the first time,  'what a-solemn-thing is the oath, which  Evan takes with voice, hollow and weak,  but calm' and full of decision.  His breath comes in short gasps* his  sentences are broken, the fatigue caused  by'his effort to speak is evident. But he  goes on .to the'end, and this is what he  says:��������� .  ''When I learned that my   sister's   life  ha<l been ruined, I was" a madman; I did  not know for a time-why   she   had   thus  thrown herself away,  but   I   determined  ;��������� that I would know, and I   set   myself to  j spy upon my own-'family.''-'  j   ���������  "If the detective had.not told  you this  J. truth I should withhold it now,', for ,.we  all have   a   sufficient   burden ;of;.shfanie  ( upon-us.       ���������   ������������������������������������:.        ,       ...   Y.'Y' ..:���������  i     "I watched and I listened and I learned  j; why Sybil had been sacrificed.      .   ,   ��������� ,  -  |      "At first I thought I would openly as-  ' saulD Burrill,. would compel him to,resist  and would make his 'life   as   uncomfort-  , able as possible; I was a madman.  i      "Constance   Wardour   told   me it.was  i not the way to   help   Sybil; that   such a  course would only cause   her   added sor-  . row.    When   I   grew   calmer I saw that  Conny was right:    I   promised her to  do  nothing that would add to my   poor   sister's unhappiness.  "By and-by'they came home, and I  saw the misery in my   sister's   face; day  gone  ,"He -turned,, and while -.-he leaned  against the fence ,and seemed to,ponder,-  I crept upon him, knife in hand; I struck  him, once, (again, a third time'.'< He litter  ed one groan lpud enough to - have '' been  heard some distance away, and' then fell j  heavily/ I had'Struck home. When I-was  sure that he was dead���������I seemed, to know  just how to act���������I ran to the gate of the  Burns' lot and opened it wide. ,The body  was twice my;weight but I dragged it  inside before.my strength gave out.  "Then/ for* a while, I seemed panic  stricken/ , What ' should I , do w;ith that  body? By, and by, I thought,of a'way to  get help. I waited 'until midnight, then'  I made my way to Mapleton, all blood  stained, vand carrying the knife with me.  Unseen I entered and gained Frank's  room. He was "up and-pacing the floor; I  told him,to follow me. He saw, myjjlood-.  stained hands and garments; ,1 'opened,  my coat and displayed the knife,'and he  obeyed me. I told him what I had done,  and that he must help me - conceal the  body. For a moment he" seemed stunned,  and then he assisted-me with surprising  readiness; he planned every thing; in fact,  took the lead from that moment. , I  thought he >was - working to save his  brother. The detective has told me the  truth, and abjured me to tell-all I know.  ", Frank left me at the foot of the stairs  leading to Heath's office. , When" he came  down, he seemed much ..excited, and hur-,.  ried on very fast. We scooped out a grave  in the cellar, as best we could in the  dark, Frank working actively. He told  me to take my knife and throw it into  the old well���������if you look you will find it  doing  it, he must  the, .grave.  covered the  I   did not  nn innocent man.  I could prefer a charge , _y _aj it deepened, her eyes growing hoi-  there.    While   I  was  have put the^other knife   in,  When I came   back   he   had  < face with something   white..  think about it at the time;   now I know  that it was Doctor Heatli's handkerchief.  "Doctor Heath is an innocent man. I  killed John Burrill; I am' here to accept  the consequences. I did the deed to save  my sister.    I do not regret it."  ��������� ���������  i  Then, turning toward the place where  Frank Lamotte sits, cowering and,panic  stricken', he stretches out one spectral  hand and -says:��������� * ���������  '' Frank! Frank Lamotte��������� do the only  thing left you to do; stand up" and say  that I have spoken the truth." Let us end  this at once, Frank!" ?c  . Like   one   roused  from   some  strange  stupor,, Frank staggers to his feet.  "It is all true!" he gasps. "Evan has  told nothing" but the truth.?' Then he  falls back jn his seat more dead than  alive. - .   ,  To describe the triumph of O'Meara;  the mingled pity and gladness that fills  the heart of Constance; the,..rejoicings of  'Clifford Heath's friends, one and all; the  ���������misery-and the shame that overwhelmed  the Lamottes, would be useless.-  The excitement of the audience, .judge  and jury, can be imagined better than  described.  The tragic farce is at an end. The case  is given to the jury. ,;Without.:��������� quitting  their places, , they return their verdict..  Clifford Heath is notguilty;. is honorably  acquitted.  '���������* .���������'���������'���������   .-���������'��������� ���������   ���������<'  Exhausted by his recent effort, ; Evan  Lamotte is carried from the court room,  closely attended by his mother; is carried  to the cell' where lately Clifford Heath-  has dwelt, a prisoner,,; while the latter is;  escorted in triumph, to O'Meara's,..by all  his'rejoicing friends. .���������'.'.'���������'.'  ; '-As the procession of-conquerors;.' Irioves  away from the entrance,.; an officer, approaches Jasper .Lamotte. . .,..,,���������  "Mr. Lamotte, I aiii."very:-"sorry,- sir,  but you must consider yourself my/ prisoner." ���������  Jasper Lamotte hows coldly, and signals the man that he will follow him.  ������������������' The officer turns to Frank, but before  he can open his lips, -'the miserable young  man steps back, makes one quick movement;' there is a flash,-a* loud''report, and  Frank Lamotte falls ''.forward,'.* ;to be  caught in the arms of a by-stan.der.  They lay him gently down, and/Jasper  Lamotte bids them send for a physician;  there must be one very near.  But Fra.nk beckons hf������-. father to come  close, and when the   others   have  drawn  ~������.".������������.~-w., 7 j ,~        7  ���������. ��������� I.  How couldT drag his secret from him?,  But no time was to 'be' lost, and*/ as'-be'sV  I could, I*'told him - everything. First,-  that his sister believed herself, the guilty  one'; guilty, at least, in that she, had instigated tlie deed, and next,4 that Sir'  Clifford was now the'victim of-this'crime.-  His mind at once seemed to igrasp, .the,  issue. He had listened ' to me .intently,,  breathlessly almost; lie now lifted himself  suddenly from the bed^nd'said quickly:���������*  "; 'Why; then, it seems I have not saved  Sybil yet., Call my mother! let me t see,  herjalone.'  ��������� '������      ,< *    ',  /  "I obeyed, him   without   a' question;  they were "alone together  for a long^half  hour, then Mrs.   Lamotte   came   to>   me  witih the same' look  'upon   her face that,  you saw in cojirt.      ' '.    Y"    ,'",   .  " 'Evan tells me that you know every-'  thing,' she said, her voice1' trembling' in  spite of herself. 'He tells me that you are  a detective. Then you know that I have  one son of whom I may be proud. Evan.  Lamotte has saved' his sister's honor.  Saved it doubly. My weak, my ill-used  Evan, has proven tho only man with, a  man's pride, who bears the name of Lamotte, because he could not see his sister  , and his mother contaminated by the  presence of the monster his father, and  brother had been so base as to force .upon  Us; he has taken justice into his^own  hands. He has freed his sister; he has  saved her from crime, and now he stands  ready to put himself in the place of a  wronged and innocent man. I shall go  with him into court; I shall not leave  him again.''  VShe broke off with a dry .sob and  turned away to prepare for the drive.  "How I,pitied that proud.woman. How  tender 'she was of her lost boy, and how  he clung to her."'' '���������      "   ��������� *'      ' -    '���������  "Mr. ��������� O'Meara," turning suddenly  toward the lawyer, "we .must .-get that  poor fellow out of that cell. Doctor Benoit says that .he," can live but a short  time at best. He must not die there, and  justice can not deal with a (lying' man.''  VI think it can be managed," "replied  the lawyer. ' "All W��������� will favor the  scheme. Not a man or woman will raise  their voice against that _dying boy. , Ho  will have plenty of friends now."      ''   '  "He shall find ' them strong friends,  too," exclaimed Constance. "Mrs.  O'Meara, we will stir "tip the whole  town."  "Then you'll get your way," put in  Bathurst. "And now, Miss Wardour, are  you ready to hear the end of'the mystery  surrounding the Wardour robbery,, and  the Wardour diamonds?"  All eyes were turned at once upon' the  speaker.  ��������� '' Because I have asked you all to m.eet  'me here to-day that I might tell tit,' Vhe  went on. "It will contain much that is  new to you ail, and it will interest .you  all. I know Miss Wardotir will wish'you  all to hear the end of her "diamond-case,  and the fate of her robbers." ;,  ���������-.  "Of course! You - are perfectly right,  Mr. Bathurst," said Constance". "Doctor  Efeath cuts more of a figure than he  knows in this business, and: Ray has  staid out in the cold . long \ enough. .Go  on, Mr. Bathurst, expose me in* all my  iniquity.    But have you really found the  robbers?"     :; -. Y' '-'���������'  "   ; ���������   '���������"������������������' .;  '" Listen,'' said the detective, and while  they all fixed upon him: their gravest  attention he began. ...  : CHAPTER XLV.  "For.several years past," began Mr.  Bathurst, "the city and many, of the  wealthier suburban -towns* have been  undergoing a . systematic' overhauling..  Through the network of big thefts, and  little thefts, petit larcenies and bank Jobberies, there has run one, clear-cut. burglarious specialty���������a style of. depredations  noticeably similar in case after case;  alike in 'design and exeoiition,' and always baffling to the officers.   '*.'  "I allude to a series of robberies of  jewelry and plate, a succession of provoking thefts, monstrious enough to lie  easily traced, but executed with such exceeding finesse that in no single' instance  has the property' been recovered,"' or. the  robbers run to earth.  "These fastidious thieves never took  money in large amounts,.only took plate  when it was ���������'off the purest 'metal and  least -cumbersome sort; and always aimed  for tlie brightest,,1 the purest, the costliest diamonds., Diamonds indeed seemed  their specialty.      , '������������������  "This"' gang has operated in such a  gingerly, gentlemanly, mysterious manner, and has raided for diamonds so long  and 'so successfully, 'that'they have come  to be called', among>NewiYork detectives,;  The Diamond. Coterie, although no man ,  knew whether they numbered ��������� two, or"  twenty. ' '        -.���������>..���������,  "Theyi could .always , recognize their  handiwork, hpwpyer. and whenever the  news'came thai some lady in the'city, or  Suburbs, has lost her diamonds, and that  the thieves had xuadp a 'clean job' of it, ;  the officers said,''that's the work of the '  Diamond Coterie'." " "'  '.V'l-have been much abroad pf.Jate, but.  every time L came ba,ck ,to New York the  Coterie had gathered fresh -jewels'into h_l  treasure box, and' no man   had  found a *  clue to the sly   fellows. '  t ���������>       ...-��������� ,  "I'began-to feci interested in the clique ���������  and I'esolved to take a hand at them,- at  the first opportunity. That opportunity  came,' with thn news of the great Wardour  robbery, and"I,came down to���������W���������.  , "Iisaw enough" in this robbery to interest me, for'various reasons. -���������     '',  WI believed I could..'see   distinctly  the  handiwork of the   Diamond Coterie, and  I saw- another filling;' it'was the first pieoe  of .work I had   known   them , tc bungle.  ,  Andithey had bungled in this.' . . ���������j  ' .*> "I'made some'of my conclusions known  'to Miss Wardour and   her' friends,"but I  ,kept!td myself the most.important   ones.  "The story of'the chloroform, so,  care-,  fully! administered, was one ofrthe things  over,which I pondered much: I"borrowed'1  the chloroform bottle   and "the   piece of,v  linen that had been> .used  ,to,- apply the  drug, and that night I accepted  the* hospitality proffered me   by .Sir   Clifford. -T'  todda*1 wax*'impression1 of thei vial^at his-  house, and Lmade an important' discoy-.,  ery while there.', ' *  1'Sir Clifford"found*' me half ' famished   '  and ordered his-housekeeper to baring i in a i-  lunch. * Not   wishing my identity known,,, (,  I,pretended to<bQ a^,patient; ancl * just as  my host was leaving the rodm,*he tossed! "  me a handkerchief, which 'he took from a' *,-  side   table, "bidding  mo -rnakp myself aj ,  bandage to partially conceal, my; face.     , ,   ,  '' $Fow my eyes are trained to* see' much''  at ajgla'nce,* and the   moment" they "fell *  lupori that! bit of 'white< linen;;1 they were ^; ^  riveted there. , , '   '.'  '-   "The handkerchief-was   precisely (.likej  -the fnutiliated one'used" with the chloroform. "This   might'  be a  coincidence^���������"  plain vvhite handkerchief with  wide ,bor- .  derslwere not'uncommon,' but this nand-*1/-  kerchief was,marked!, *  ���������  "I could scarcely'wait until Sir' Clifford ;'  should show me,to .my room, so/anxioua    ���������  was I -to compare the two pieces of linen-"  "The whole one bore the initials F.'L.,  on the raw, torn-edge of the half   square    *  was.'a vblack dot, that  was   undoubtedly .  the fragment of a letter; "or -name, ��������� that' ���������  had .been torn" hastily off.- It corresponded  exactly'-!with "the lower enaY'of   the -letter '*  L. upon"the   whole*'handkerchief   given ,  me by Sir,Clifford.';   *  "This might be a coincidence, but.it is   .  one of my rules   to   suspect- two'coincidences coming close together; ��������� and   I had  already discovered three remarkable ones  in this case.-',.   ���������  "Sitting alone in my room, I reflected  thus:���������       '���������'���������-' , .       '  "Take it for granted that'this robbery  was, perpetrated by the Diamond Coterie,  what are the facts?  '' The robbers knew where to enter, and  where to look for plunder; ergo, they  must have known the premises.      '  "They administered the deadly .chloroform .with nicest calculation; ergo,, they  must have known Miss Wardour.  <"One of   them ' was ! something   of  a  , dandy���������witness the-superfine bit of   cam- ..  ,bric, and the print of jaunty boots where  he leaped the garden fence.  '   "The'next morning I took unceremon-     '  ious leave of my host, and set out on iny   .  , explorations.   As   I approached ��������� Wardour  Place I met , a . man. t who   immediately  drew my interest to himself.  ' "This man   was   Jerry   Belknap.    He '-  wore a disguise quite familiar to me,' and *���������  I .recognized him easily.   Het entered* at  the,' Wardour' gate,   and   I   sauntered on,  having found new food for thought.  "Now,'a word' concerning   this   nua--  Belknap. ��������� -  ���������-*'  "At one time he was an honorable  member of the best detective force in the  city;.but he had too much cupidity, and  not enough moral firmness. Twice he  allowed himself to be bribed into letting  a case fall through, and finally I caught  him ' in secret conclave wdth a gang of  bank burglars, who were Conspiring to  raise a fortune for each, and escape with  their booty through the connivance of  pur false detective.  "I exploded this little scheme, and  compelled Belknap to withdraw from the  force. Imagine my surprise when, a little  later, Miss Wardour told me that Mr.  Belknap was the detective sent down  from the city by Mr. Lamotte!  'fWcll, Ml*. Belknap went to work upon  the ease, and Miss Wardour concealed me  near her dining room so that I might  have the pleasure of listening to his first  report.  "That was a fortunate ambush forme.  Mr. Belknap's dediictions were as diametrically opposite' to mine as if he had  purposely studied out the contrast; and I  was shaking my sides with the thought  of how all this plausibility must be puzzling Miss .Wardour-.and.her aunt* when  a new element was introduced into the  programme. ��������� ��������� ". ,/���������'.'.'.:���������  "Mr. Frank Lamotte, ��������� fresh from an  amateur robber hunt, came " into the  room. It had been arranged that Mrs.  Aliston should break to this young man  the news that- his ; sister ,had that day ���������  eloped with John Burrill; but first, he  was to, relate his adventures, and this he  did. '"���������''  "If I can hear a voice, before seeing  the face, I caii usually measure its truth  or falsity.' 'Now, I had not seen Mr.  Frank Lamotte, but his voice told me  that he was rehearsing a well studied ���������  part; and, furthermore,  that Belknap knew this,  helped him on....'...  "By and by Miss   Wardour   withdrey,  1  ' si  \S  ���������VI  ������������������XI  I  Ul  |  A  1  ���������iff  I  I   was assured  and . purposely  '���������J  I  1  I  1.3m  ' <l K  i  L  w   i  I  li  )  EOE RANK AND FILE.  THE WORLD WANTS A PEUGION FOR  ORDINARY PEOPLE.  -���������So Dr. Taltnag-e Declares in a Sermoi  That   is   Full   of    Encouragement    foi  <    Faithful   Men   and   Noble   Women Wh������  Are ���������"Unrecognised and Unrewarded.  ������������������/ Copyright 1898, by American  1 ,     , tion.l  Press Assocla-  b'  Washington, Feb. 18.���������iDr. Talmage in  ;'this   discourse   calls   the   roll of faithful  men and noble women in all department!  who   are   unrecognized  and unrewarded  >-and sounds encouragement for those who  -do work in   spheres   inconspicuous; text,  Romans xvl, 14, 15, "Salute Asyncritus,  Phlogon,   Hennas,     Patrobas,    Hermes,  "  Philologus and Julia." - '  Matthew Henry, Albert Barnes, Adam  - Qlark,    Thomas   Scott   and all tho com���������  mentators pass by \ thoso   verses   without  -any especial remark.   The other 20 people  mentioned   in   the   chapter' were distin-  . guished for something and were therefor*  ' -discussed by the illustrious expositors,  but nothing is said about Asyncritus,  JPhlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes,  Philologus and Julia. Where were they  born? No one knows. When did they dier  There is no record "of their decease. For  what were they distinguished? Absolutely  nothing, or the trait of character would  nave boen brought out by the apostle.    If  -they had been very iutrepid or opulent  or hirsute or musical of cadence or cram  ot style or in any wise anomalous that  feature   would   have boon caught by the  - apostolic, camera.    Buts they   were good  geople, because   Paul   sends   to them his  igh' Christian "regards'* They were ordinary'people ;moving .in   ordinary spheres,  attending to ordinary   duty and meeting  ordinary responsibilities.  ,    "��������� What the world wants is'a' religion,for  ordinary people. Tf ..there'be in the United  ,   States 70,000,000 people, there are certain-  ' ty not more than 1,000,000 extraordinary,  ������nd wo do well to turn our   backs   for a  ttle, while upon the distiguished and conspicuous people of-the Bible and'consider  ' In our text the, seven ordinary.  We < spend  <s  too,much*;of our   time   in   twisting garlands   for   remarkables.     and ,  building  ' thrones for   magnates,   and   sculpturing  Warriors, and apotheosizing   philanthropists.    The   rank   and   file "of tho Lord's  .soldiery need especial help.   ,  .<     Tlie Mediocre Many.    ,  ,*���������'   The vast majority of people will   neverf  , lead an   army, .will   never write a state;  < constitution, will never electrify a senate,  trill never make an important.invention,,  "will never iintroduce  a   new philosophy,  Will never' decide   the" fate of a nation.  You do not expecttto~; you   do' ' not want  to. You will not be a Moses to lead a nation out of bondage.'  -You   will not be a  - Joshua to prolong-the daylight  until you,  ' ������an shut flve'kings in'a cavern.,"Zou will ,  t oot-.be a St. John to unroll an Apocalypse. J  >'  You will not be a Paul   to   preside   over  an apostolic   college.    You   will not be a  Mary to mother a Christ.   You will more  probably   be   Asyncritus   or   Phlegon or  , Hermas or Patrobas or Hermes or Philologus or Julia.  Many of you are women at the head of  households. Every morning you plan for  the day. The culinary department of the  household is in your dominion. You decide all questions of diet. All the sanitary  regulations of your house are under your  supervision. To regulate the food, and  the apparel and the habits and decide the  thousand questions of home life is a tax  npon brain and nerve and general health  absolutely appalling, if there be no divine  alleviation.  It does' not help you much to be told  that Elizabeth Fry did wonderful things  amid the criminals at Newgate. It does  not help you much to be *told that Mrs.  Judson was very brave among the'Borne-  Sian cannibals. It* does not help you very  much to be told that Florence Nightingale was very kind to the wounded in the  Crimea. It would be better for me to tell  you that the divine friend of Mary and  Martha is your friend and that he sees all  the annoyances and disappointments and  abrasions and exasperations of an ordin- I  ary housekeeper from morn till night, and  from the first day of the year until the  last day of the year and at your call he ia  teady with help and reinforcement.  They who provide the food of the world  decide the health of the world. You have  Only to go on' some errand amid the  taverns and the hotels of the United States  and Great Britain to appreciate the faot  that a vast multitude of the human race  ���������re slaughtered by incompetent cookery.  Though a young woman may have taken  lessons in music and may have taken Ies-  cons in painting and lessons in astronomy, she is not well educated unless she  has taken lessons in dough I They who  decide the apparel of the world and the  food of the world decide the endurance of  the world.  able for their virtue, or their want of it.  o. remarkable for their , deeds���������Deborah  and Jezebel and Herodias ' and Ath'alia  and Dorcas and the Marys, excellent and  abandon en*:���������it is high time some of tho  attention we have been giving to these  conspicuous women of the Bible be given  to Julia, tin ordinary woman, amid ordinary circumstances, atteading to ordinary  duties and meeting ordinary responsibilities.  Then there are all. the ordinary business  men. They need divine and Christian  help. When we begin to talk about business life, we shoot right off and talk  about men who did business on a large  scale/and who sold millions of dollars of  goods a ySar,   and   the   va3t majority of  business men do not sell' a million dollars  of goods, nor half a million, nor quarter  of a million, nor the eighth part of a million. Put all the business men.of our  'cities, towns, villages and neighborhoods  side by side, ������nd you will find that they  sell loss than $100,000 worth of goods.  All thoso men is ordinary, business life  want divine help. You see how tho wrinkles are printing on the countenance the  story of worriment and care.  Premature Old Age.  '     You   cannot , tjell   how   old a business  nan is by looking at him.'   Gray hairs at  30.  -A   man   at   45   with the stoop of a  nonogenarian.    No time to attend to improved dentistry, the   grinders   ceases-  cause thoy are few. Actually dymg of old  age at 4*0 or 50, when   they   ought   to be  at the meridian.    Many of these business  men have bodies like a neglected clock to  which you come, and when   you'   wind-it  up it begins to buzz   and  roar, and then  the hands start around very very rapidly,,  and then the clock strikes 5  or 10 or 40,  and strikes without any sense, and ��������� then  suddenly stops.   So is the body    of   that  wornout businessman.    It is a   neglected  clock, and though by   some   summer recreation it may be,   wound ; up,- still the1  machinery is all out of gear.    The' hands  turn around with a  velocity that excites  ithe astonishment of the World.   Men'cannot understand   the   wonderful   activity,  and there is a roar and a buzz and,a rattle.about these disordered lives   and they  strike 10, when   they   ought to strike 5,  and they strike 12  when   they   ought to  strike 6,   and   they   strike 40 when they  ought to   strike' nothing,   and suddenly  they stop.    Post-mortem examination reveals the  fact   that   all -. the springs and  pivots and weights and balance wheels of  health are completely deranged. , The human clock is simply run down.    And 'at  the time when the steady hand   ought to  be pointing to the industrious hours on a  clear and sunlit dial'the whole machinery  of body, mind and earthly   capacity stops  ' forever.    Oak   Hill and Greenwood have  thousands of business   men" whto   died of  old age at 30, 35, 40, 45. \ ,    '  Now, what is wanted is grace, divine  grace, for ordinary j business men, men  who are harnessed' from morn till night  and'all the days of their lifer-harnessed  in. business. Not. grace to lose $100,000,  but grace to lose $10. Not grace to super-  rise 250 employes in a factory', but grace  to supervise the bookkeeper and two salesmen and the small boy that sweeps out  the store. Grace to invest not'the $80,000  of net profit, but the $2,500'of clear gain.  Grace not to endure tho" loss of a> whole  shipload of spices from the Indies, but  grace to endure a loss of a paper of collars  from the leakage of a displaced shingle  on a poor roof. Grace not to enduro the  tardiness of the American Congress in  passing a necessary lav/, but grace to endure the tardiness of an errand boy  stopping to play marbles when he ought  to deliver the goods. Such a grace as  thousands of business men have to day���������  keeping them tranquil, whether goods  sell or do not sell, whether customers pay  or do not pay, whether tariff is up or  tariff is down, whether the crops are luxuriant or a dead failure���������culm in all circumstances and' amid all vicissitudes.  That ia the kind of grace we want.  Heroes at Home.      ,  Millions of men want it. and they may  '     Martyr* of the Kitchen and Nursery.  .   An unthinking man may consider it a  matter of little importance���������the   cares of  the household and the economies   of   domestic   life���������but I tell   you   the earth is  Strewn withjjhe martyrs   of   kitchen and  nursery. /The   health-shattered   womanhood of America cries out for a God who  can help ordinary women in the ordinary  duties   of   housekeeping.    The   wearing,  grinding,   unappreciated   work   goes on,  but the siine   Christ   who   stuod on the  bank of Galilee in the early morning and  kindled the fire and had   the fish already  cleaned and broiling when the [sportsmen  Stepped ashore, chilled and   hungry, will  help every woman to   prepare   breakfast,  Whether by her own hand or the  hand of  her hired help.    The   God  who made indestructible eulogy of Hannah, who 'made  a coat for Samuel, her   son,   and  carried  it to   the   temple   every   year, will   help  Svery woman   in    preparing   the   family  Wardrobe.    The God who opens the Bible  with the story of   Abraham's   entertainment by the three angels on the plains of  Mamro will help every woman to provide  'hospitality, /however rare and   embarrassing.    It is high time that some of tho attention we have   been giving   to   the re-  inarkable women of   the   Bible���������remark-  have it for the asking. Some hero or  heroine comes to town, and as the procession passes through the street the business men come out, stand on tiptoe on  their store step and look at some one who  in arctio clime, or in ocean storm, or in  day of battle, or in hospital agonies did  the brave thing, not realizing that they,  the enthusiastic spectators, have gone  through trials in business life that are  just as .great before God. There are men  who have gone through freezing arctics  and burning torrids and awful Marengos  of experiences without moving five miles  from their doorstep.  Now, what ordinary business men need  is to realize that they have the friendship  of that Christ who looked after the religious   interests   of   Matthew,   the cuscom  house clerk, and helped   Lydia   or Thya-  tira to soil the dry goods, and who opened  a bakery and fish   market   in the wilder-  nes of Asia Minor to feed  the   7,000 who  had come out on a  religious   picnic, and  who counts the hairs of  your   head with  as much   particularity,  as   though   they  were   the   plumes   of   a coronation, and  who took the trouble to stoop down with  his finger writing on the ground,- although  the first shuffle of feet obliterated  the divine   caligraphy.   and   who   knows just  how many locusts there wore in the Egyptian   plague   and   knew just how   many  ravens were necessary to supply   Elijah's  pantry by the   brook   Cherith;  and who,  as oral   commander,   leads   forth all the  regiments of primroses, foxgloves,   daffodils,   hyacinths   and   lilies   which pitoh  their tents of   beauty   and   kindle   their  campfires of color all around   the   hemisphere���������-that   that   Christ   and   that God  knows the most   minute   affairs   of your  business life and, however inconsiderable,  understanding all the affairs of   that woman who keeps a thread and needle store,  as well as all the affairs   of a Rothschild  and a Baring.  Then there are all the ordinary farmers.  We talk about agricultural life, and we  immediately shoot off to talk about Cin-  cinnatus, the patriciar*, who went from  the ('plow to a high position, and after he  got through the dictatorship in 21 days  went back again to the plow. What encouragement is that to ordinary farmers?  The vast majority of them���������none of them,  will be patricians. Perhaps none of them  will be senators. If any of them have dic  tatorships, it will be over 40 or 50 or 100  acres of,*he old homestead. What these  men want is grace to keep their patience  while plowing with " balky oxen and to  keep cheerful ( amiti the drought that  destroys the co#n crop and that enables  them to restore the garden the day after  the neighbor's cattle have broken in and  trampled out the strawberry bed and  gone through the Lfcna bean patch and  eaten up the sweet corn in such large  quantities that they must be kept from  the water lest they swell up and die.  -        Everyday Graee.  Grace in catching weather that enables  them, withowt imprecation, to spread out  the hay the third time, although again  and again and again it has been almost  ready for the mow. A grace to doctor  the cow with a hollow horn, and tho  sheep with the foot rot, and the horse  with the distemper ' and to compel the  unwilling acres to yield a livelihood for  the family and schooling for the children  and little extras to help the older boy in  business and something for the daughter's  wedding outfit and a little surplus for  the time when the ankles will get stiff  with age and the breath will be a little  short and the' swinging of the cradle  through the hot harvest field will bring  on -the old man's vertigo. Better close up  , about Cincinnatus. I know 500 farmers  ! just as'noble as ho. was. What they want  j is to know that they have the   friendship  of that,Christ,who often drew-his similes  from the farmer's life, as when he said,  "A sower went forth to sow," as when  he built his best parable out of the scene  of a farmer boy ooming back from his'  wanderings, and the old farmhouse shook  that night with rural jubilee, and who  compared himself to a lamb in the pasture  field and who said that the eternal God is  a farmer, declaring, "My Father is the  husbandman." - .    ���������  I     Those,, stone, masons   do  not want to  hear about Christopher Wren,   the architect who built   St. Paul's   cathedral.    It  would be better to tell them how to carry,  the hod of brick up   tho   ladder   without  , slipping, 'and   how   on   a cold morning  -with > the trowel to smooth^ off the mortar  and keep cheerful; and how to be   thank-,  ful to God for,the plain food   taken from,  the pail by the roadside. Carpenters standing amid the adz.   and   the   bit, and the  plane and the   broadax   need   to be told*"  that Christ .was a carpenter, with his own,  hand' wielding1 saw   and   hammer.    Oh,  this is a tired world, and   it   is   an overworked   world,,  and   it   is   an underfed  world, and it is a wrung out   world, and  men and women need to'know that there  .is rest-and recuperation   in   God  and In  that religion which was not so   much In-"  tended   for   extraordinary, people   as for,  ordinary people,   because   there are more  of them. - ' .  I t The healing profession has had its -  Abercrombies, and its Abernethys, and  its Valentine Motts,������ and its Willard Parkers, but the ordinary physicians do the  most of the world's medicining, and they '  need to understand that while taking  diagnosis or prognosis, or writing prescription, or i compounding medicament,  or holding the delicate pulse of a dying-  child they may. have the presence and the  dictation of." tbe Almighty Doctor /who  took' the case of the ,mudinan, and after  he had torn off his garments in foaming  dementia clothed him again, body and  mind, and who lifted up the woman who  for IS years had been bent almost double  with,rheumatism into graceful stature,'  and who turned the scabs of leprosy into  rubicund complexion, and who rubbed  the numbness out of paralysis,' and who  swung wide open the closed windows of  hereditary or accidental blindness until  the morning light came streaming through  the fleshly casements, and who knows ull  the diseases and all the remedies and all  the herbs and all tbe catholicons and is  monarch of pharmacy and therapeutics,  and who- has sent out 10,000 doctors of  whom the world makes no record, but to  prove that they are angels of meroy I invoke the thousands of men whose ailments they have assuaged and the thousands of women to whom in cries of pain  they have been next to God in benefaction.  Come, now, let us have a religion for  ordinary people in professions, in occupations, in agriculture, in the household,  in merchandise, in everything. I salute  across the centuries Asyncritus, Phlegon,  Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, Philologus  and Julia.  Tired of Extraordinary Folk.  First of all, if you feel that you are  ordinary, thank God that you are not extraordinary. I am tired and sick and  bored almost to death with extraordinary  people. They take nil their time to tell  us how very extraordinary they really  are. You know as well as I do, my  brother and sister, that the most of the  useful work of the world is done by unpretentious people who toil right on���������by  people who do not get much approval and  no one seemstosay, "That is well done."  Phenomena are of but little use. Things  that are exceptional cannot be depended  on. Better trust the smallest planet that  swings on Its orbit than ten comets shoot-,  ing this way and that, imperiling the  longevity of worlds attending to their  own business. For steady illumination  better is a lamp than a rocket.  Then, if you feel that you are ordinary,  remember that your position invites the  less attack. Conspicuous people���������how they  have-to take It! How they are misrepresented and abused and shot at! The higher the horns, of a roebuck the easier to  strike him down. What a delicious thing  it must be to be a candidate for governor  of a state or president of the United  States! It must be soothing to the nerves  It must pour into the soul of a candidate  such a sense of serenity when ho reads  the blessed newspapers.  I came into the possession of the abusive cartoons in the time of Napoleon I.,  . printed while he was yet alive. The retreat of the army from Moscow, that  army buried in the snows of Russia, one  of the most awful tragedies of the centuries, represented under the fig >re of a  monster called General Frost shaving the  French emperor with a razor of icicle.  A3 Satyr and Beelzebub he is represented,  page after pago, page after page. England  cursing him, Spain cursing him, Germany  cursing him, Russia cursing him, Europe  oursing him, North   and   South America  ,1  at'  onsu  If the thousands who to-day fill untimely graves could have seen the  .end from the beginning, how many homes that today wear trie badge  of mourning would be without the   "vacant chair"-���������Consumption is  insidious in its inception���������a, slight cold���������a little hacking cough���������neg-\  lected���������then the full train of sad  consequences  which  follow���������cure  the cold���������throw off the bad effects;���������tone up the system���������clear the  lungs���������insure a perfection circulation and you are proof against the  most' deadly malady���������������������������Dr. Ransom's Hive Syrup and Tolu  is compounded from ingredients specially preventative and healing���������a per-"  feet, lung tonic���������thousands testify of a  sure1 cure  in  most stubborn  cases.    I have ased Dr. Ransom's Hive Syrup,and Tolu and  found -  it a perfect cure���������I coughed for four months���������I  spat blood  for two  months���������I was rapidly going into cdnsumption���������Thank God for" your  medicine.���������Mrs. Rena Gordon, Larchland.     Francis U. KahlE, ,  Toronto.    25c.    At all druggists and medicine dealers.  m  '��������� j  ~v  I'M  M  m  < *r  cursing mm. The most semarkable man  of his day, and the most abused. All  those men in history who now have a  halo around their name on earth wore a  crown of thorns. Tako tho few extraordinary railroad men of our timo and see  'what abuse comes upon' them, while  thousands of stockholders escape.' New  ���������York Central railroad had 9,265 stock-'  holders. If anything in that railroad  affronted the people, all the abuse came  down on one.man, and the 9,264 escaped.  All the world took after Thomas Scott,'  president of the Pennsylvania railroad,  abused him until he got under the ground.  Over 17,000 stockholders in that company.  All the blame on one man! The Central  Pacific railroad���������two or three men get all  the blame'if ;auything goes wrong. There  are 10,000 in "that company. ., ', , ��������� *��������� (  I mention these things to prove.it. is  extraordinary people ' who, get , abused,  while the ordinary escape. - The weather  .of life is not so severe on 'the plain as it.  is on the high peaks. - The world never  forgives'a man who knows t or gains or  does more than it can know or; gain or  do. Parents sometimes give confectionery  to their 'children as an inducement to  take bitter medicine and the world's  sugar > plum precedes . the world's aqua  fortis' The mob cried in'regard to Christ,'  "Crucify him, crucify' him I" and they  had' to say it twice to bo understood, for  they were so. hoarse, and they got their  hoarseness,by crying.a little while before  at the, top of their voice, "Hosanna!".  The river Rhone is, foul' when it enters'  Lake Leman, but; crystalline 'when it  comes out on the other' side. But there  are men who have entered the bright lake  ���������of worldly prosperity crystalline and  come out .terribly soiled. * If, therefore,  you feel that you are ordinary, thank God  for the defenses and the tranquility of  your position. ���������      <��������� . , , ' '  PERMANENTLY CUltED  health again , gave way ��������� and I Immediately began using the Pink Pills again  and I am happy to say that tne-y effected >  that tune a permanent cure and to-day j  I am well and hearty as if I were only '  forty. I strongly recommend Dr Wil- '  liams' Pink Pills to all who are suffer* j  ing as I was." , 1  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure by going .  to the root of   the disease. '   They renew ,'  and build  up the blood, and " strengthen^  the nerves, thus driving disease from- the --  system.     Avoid   imitations ,by insisting  that (every box you purchase   is enclosed  in   a wrapping   bearing c the   full  trade  mark, Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for   Pale  People.   Y '���������'',,    >    ,',.<,        Y  ,       ',   '      >  -       A Veritable Klondike.  t 4  Shdrtleigh���������My uncle Frank is m Texi>-  table Klondike.    .   .- *      ."-       V   *    "_* *_  Longleigh���������Why, how's that f     ���������',     ' I J  ' Sh'ortleigh���������Plenty of wealth, but ooliY  and distant.        ..,*���������, V, ������������������     ,  >    '>  id  ( 1  *Uf  ^  v.*" -l  '   ������r, ti  'ft. A! I  ���������/-}>,  REAPER  w*  li*'!  --V1 ���������  l-.J,.  i  The Story < Told  by a  the Peace.  Justice or  Attacked With La Grippe Which JLeft  Him Weak and Worn Out���������Kidney  Trouble  Added  Its  Complications and  the Sufferer Was Discouraged.  1  From the Journal, Summerside, P.E.I.  One   of   the   best   known men around  Bedique and vicinity is Mr. Alfred Schur-  man, who has recently removed to North  Carleton.    Mr. , Schurman   was   born in  Bedique about seventy years   ago.    Some  twenty five years ago he was sworn in as  a justice of the peace, and about twenty-  one years ago he was   appointed   clerk of  the county court, in both of which offices  he   has   given   every   satisfaction.     Mr.  Schurman was also a   farmer   on a large  scale and like most men engaged   in that  occupation led   a   busy   life, being compelled to attend strictly to   business, but  loss   than   a   year   ago - he retired from  farming and now lives in   a cosy  cottage  in North Carleton. Before his retirement,  work such as only a man engaged in that  occupation knows anything about, claimed  his attention.    His increasing years made  the burden heavier and   the spring work  of 1893 wore him completely out.  This is  what he tells about it,   and   how he was  cured.    "In   the   spring of 1893 the constant toil and   drudgery   oonnected with  the work of farming wore   me   out completely, and the break down was the more  complete because the results were coupled  with the   bad   effects left by   an   attack  of   la   grippe.    One   of-the results of la  grippe was a nasty   cough,   another   was  the complete loss of appetite.    My spirits  were greatly depressed  and   I felt that I  had lived out my days. I always felt cold,  and consequently   the   stove   and I were  great friends, but the   cold  efife"ted more  especially my feet   and   caused   me great  annoyance.    Added   to   this complication  was   a   serious   kidney   trouble     which  * threatened to prove the worst   enemy   of  all. I was unable to do any work, had no  'ambition and less strength, and was   not  ! a bit the better of   all the doctor's  medi-  olne I had taken.     It   was my yrife who  advised me   at last to   try   Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills.  I bought six boxes and began  taking them.    My hope revived because a  change for   the   better was  soon   taking  place, and   before   they were done   I was  cured.      The six boxes brought   back my ���������  appetite, strength and ambition, m short,  all that I Imd lost in the way of strength  land health.  The next spring however my  WAS WAITING TO RECEIVE A  BURDENED VICTIM OF\-\  KIDNEY DISEASE./  ,   , *      '       ,     '* i   '     ,;,";   ,-, '1  PMlltTCElpfflMDi.  . Saves< a Life. After Fifteen:^  ���������*       / Y^   '      ;  Years of Terrible Agony,   1  ' :    ,   \  ������������������*'���������"  ONE OF THE GREATEST VICTORIES  OVERIDISEASE EVER RECORDED.  '.M  ���������Y A\  "*?L  -"���������'Ml  ���������4"> 'iS  \> .1  ,'*/Mf  ���������**}*K-  -   ' ,, ��������� a- I  h  Mr. Kevill Says:-  "Your    Compound ��������� Banished  All My Aches and Pain's." "  l?0 CASE TOO COMPLICATED FOR  THE GREAT MEDICINE.  "Wells & Bichabdson Co. ; *  Dear Sirs:���������For the past fifteen years I  have been troubled with diseased kidney*  I am engaged in the manuf actureJof cheese,  and am obliged to work more or less in a  stooping posture. At times I found it almost impossible to work owing to^eever*  pains across my kidneys. Often, after  working it^a stooping position for a time,  I would find it very difficult to straighten  up at once, and could only do so after repeated efforts. t  Of late years, while laboring under these  severe attacks, I became very nervous, and  continually had tired, worn-6ut feelings.  My rest at night seemed to do me no good,  and I always felt tired out in the morning.  I had been taking various medicines and  was getting worse all the time. At last I  decided to give Paine's Celery Compound  a triaL I procured a bottle and took it ao������  cording to directions and found its effect  wonderful. Before I had used the first  bottle I began to improve; after I had  used the second bottle I felt as well as  ever I did in my life. It had banished all  aches and pains, my'nervousness was all  gone, and the tired and worn out feelings .  were banished. I can go to bed now and  sleep well, and rise in the morning rested  and refreshed.  I have recommended Paine's Celery  Compound to my friends who were suffering from the same troubles as I had, and  all have been greatly benefitted. Knowing what it has done, I can cheerfully recommend it" to any person suffering from  kidney disease.  Yours truly,   ���������  C. F. Kevill, Dunsford, Onk  Coli<rand Kidney Difficulty.���������Mr. J. W.  "Wilder, J. P., Lafargeville, N. Y., writes t  "T am snhject to severe attacks of Colic  and Kidney Difficulty, and find Parmelee's Pills afford me great relief, while  all other remedies have failed. They are-  the best medicine I have ever used." In  fact so great is the power of this medicine  to cleanse and purifj-, that diseases of all  most every name and nature are driven  from the body. ������.jhi������w.������jj   *ylllm~mzm7?lt fiiy     .V   '.lM'".J'..'..1ff-":-j*?J.!*^i.lJi.    IHJV  \'S  O'  LOCAL  BRIEFS.  Green parasols .ire the latest.  The Chiut-.io casts went oyer until next  "Wednesday.  Mr. J. lialliday left for Vancouver Mon-  ' day.  Mr. M. Magn-ne has gone tp Vanpouver  on a business trip  r  The Ipcfjil political wafers will be  settled iii two or three days.  ��������� - - .  An inquest Will be held next Wednesday  on the Chinaman who lost his  life'iu  No.5  * , ������       ' j <  shaft.  Mr. A. W. Rennison ha3 sold out hi>  Cumberland branch store to Mr. Gus'  Hauck.  Mr. W. Henderson of New Westminster,  deputy Superintendent of telegraph eervice,  came up on yesterday's boat.  '   Mr. James McKini a-.d  fa oily have mov  cdfrom  Tacoma to   Puyallup,  a  heautiCu*"  suburban town where T.hey have secure^ io>  themselves a pleasant home.  A short .time ago a torpedo fell from th*  H.M.S. Iinperieuh... -..jto the water. A div  er plunged into the briny and went down  22������ fathoms and brought it up.       '  THIS LS A SNAP,���������One half Lot 4 h.  Block 5, on   Penrith   Ave.,    second   hou'b..  '  wt.st  o(   English   Church.    Neat   cottage,  ���������also stable*'   Sec Frank J. Dalby, Agent."'  *"'     i / \ *  ''  The City Cpu'ncil could do no wiser,thing than to  provide at once  ���������   for adequate fire protection.  " Subscribe to the Evening News and  AVar -Bulletin;, issued from' the' Weekly  News office. ,   It cpntains   all the real  .   news without the padding.  * . . -. i     ~      .. .  Henry Workman', who was  convicted oil  -   Thursday of passing  counterfeit  -.noney, a  '���������������������������bout 6 oclock came to  magistrate  Abranis  house," on "Friday morning, and notified him  that Davis had broken jail and fled. ,  Mr. G. Hicks and party are expeced   to  the 22.id inst. and will giue their concert in  the Methodis church on the  28th.,  The "hi  dies' Aid will provide strawberries anc}  ice  cream.    The program will appear next week  This end of the district should  present a candidate in place of W.  W. B. Mclnnes, M. P. about to re  sign. We have several men ttho  ���������wear hats as large as any to be  found in Nanaimo.  FOR SALE.���������A good ranch in' the Settlement, 20Jaore^ slashed, good trout stream.  part of the land alder, bottom    fine   sprii!!.-  well W3H ^o at assessed valuation, on goorJ  toons. ! So* John Mundell,   Sandwich,    or  enquire at Ne*\vs Office-.  Mr. Wm. Harvey Maddox, of Austin,  ,Texas, has been elected 2ad Lieut, in a eav-  ' airy troop, composed, of Austin's most jsatri-  otic young business men. Mrs.,..Maddox,  wife ������f L'.eut. Maddox, <s a younger sister  of Mrs. M. Whitney of Cumberland.  At a meeting of the Board of Directors of  the Hospital, Saturday tenders for, supplies  were opened. For bread that of Marocchi  Bros at 4 cents per lb was accepted; for milk  that of A. Seaton at 20. cents per gallon was  rccepted, being the lowest.  Miss Maud Dunsmuir, youngest daughter  pf the late R. Dunsmuir and Mrs. Dunsmuir  of Craigdarroch, Victoria, was married at  St. Peter'-a church. Baton Square, Dublin,  June 8 to Paginal Spencer Chaplain 10th  Royal Hussars, aid-de camp to Field-Marshal Lord Roberts, and only son of Col. J.  W. Chaplin, V. C, C. B., late 8th Hussars  J. B. McLean, Noble G^and Arch of the  Druids of British Columbia, left on the City  of Nanaimo, Friday, to attend the annual  session bel>1 in Wellington, Saturday, June  11 After the lodge session Mr. McLean  will visit his family at Abbotsford, returning ou Wednesday the 22nd. Mr. Thomas  . Home will have charge of the train during  his absence.  . A'circulating library is a grand  thing for new or isolated communities- The'action of the government  in providing such libraries is to be  commended. Cumberland arid Un  ion are taking steps to avail themselves of the 'benefits which will-naturally flow from the system. The  farmers' Institute of Comox, we  bear are. also moving in the matter  This District is one. of vast area  and large popiilation. We may  Justly Vie proud. of; it. We have  plenty of good and capable men  ���������residing in or having large property iiiieVesls. here, and who would  most ctH(!it<i.bly. represent us. We  should t her fore resent the candidacy oi- any. one who may properly be  considered an.outsider.  Spatiipli    Ship.   Captured..  New Yoiic, J.nne i2���������A dispatch, from  Port Antonio 'ays the   U. S.  Cruiser St.  Louis has  captured   in- Moro harbor a  Sgpa^.ish merchantman just off Kingston.  Condensed Telegrams.  Santiago has fallen���������no detail;���������Other  advices show Santiago was bombarded  on Saturday; also that on Friday 27,000  U. S. solders left Tampa on 16 vessels  for Cuba, carrying with them seige guns.'  Eight transports will sail from San Francisco on VVednesdiy with troops and  coal lor Dewey's fleet���������Several American  warships bombarded Basique, some distance from Santiago, on Saturday���������Oi.  Friday it was believed a night attack on  American fleet would be made by Spanish torpedo boats; but it was frustrated  by the vigilance of the New Orleans 'and  its hot,fiie. Several newspaper boats had  a narrow escape; only the flash of theii  signals saved them from the tire of the.  Texas���������Spain says, suggestion ef peace  would be* declined. She has decided tr,  fight to the bitter end. '  Monterey Sails.  San Diego, Cal., June 11.���������The  Mon-  teray jailed at 12:45 p. m. for the   Phil-  lipines. ��������� j-  Yellow Fever. ,  Washington, June   11.���������Yellow   fevei  has broken out among the troops at Fort  McHenry.    Two cases are reported.  Spanish. General Suicides.  Ne.v York, June 11.���������A , dispatch  from Hongkong indicates Manila had  'fallen 01 was on the eve of surrendering.  There' is also a rumor that , General An-  gusti in' a fit of desperation tried to commit suicide, but was prevented by Admiral Monti jp,     ' '      ' "   ,      <.'  Fallen.  Cape Hayti.���������There is a rumour   here  that Santiago has fallen.  Battle in Progress. i  O l  New York, June ir���������A, special from  Hongkong says the battle for, possession  of Manila is in progress to-day���������S.atur-  day���������between the Spaniards and insurgents. Admiral Dewey has promised to  prevent'any massacre should the insurgents capture the city.  Two Years.  Madrid, June 11���������The campaign inaugurated by the newspapers in 'favor of  peace is riot regarded with favor by the  Government, which thinks Spain is capable of continuing the war in Cuba for  two years. Dispatches received here���������  Madrid���������from Cuba, is to tbe effect, that  yellow fever is raging in Sampson's fleet.  Province of Santiago is claimed to be the  bed of the desease. * " ���������  Kingston, Juneii.���������News received today to the effect that the Americans have  landed on the shores of Gauntonamo,  and the Stars and Stripes are now float-  ing'from the Spanish flagstaff.  Admiral Camera's fleet appears to  be playing hide and seek. While  it is mystifying the public and amusing itself, it is of about as much  use as Cervera's fleet at Santiago.  And this is the once great nation  whose fleets were the admiration of  the world ! Truly, as Lord Salis-  isbury says, Spain is a dying nation  ,      OPPOSITION" CANDIDATE  There was a meeting of those opposed to  the government at Cumberland Hall last  Monday sight. Mr. D- McNiven occupied  the chair,- Hnd speeches were made by L, P,  Eckstein. W. R Ryder and others. Mr. L.  P. Eckstein was put In nomination as Opposition candidate for this distract' It was sta  ted that if any o her section of the district  brought ��������� out a stronger man���������a thing not  likely te haupen���������they would unite on  him.  COAL   SHIPPED. *  The shipping wa3 brisk during the week.  The Courtanay Ford and Henry Villard  pailcd on Sunday with cargos of coal. Previously the Glory of the Seas left with coke  and coal tor Frisco; and the Wellington also  took for that ' place a cargo of coal, ' The  Danube '-left for the north with between  400 and 500 tons. The Reaper,' Nesraith,  and J. D. Peters are loading. The Tepie,.  ���������Th'stle, etc., have taken away the usual  amounts."  The Minneola is due.  Courtenay Exhibition.  The directors of Comox Agricultural  and Industrial Association met in the  'hall June 4th, and received the report of  revision. The date of show was fixed  for October 6th. A committee on sports  was appointed. Courtenay: Dr.Millard,  W. McPhee, and Geo. Meyers; Cumberland: W. McAllan, O. H.'Fechneiy and  C. C. Segrave; the committee/to collect,  funds, prepare programme; and report to  directors by September ��������� 3d, so the programme miy be printed some' time before exhibition..  ' Th.e Courtenay-   Meeting: >  ' The Opposition meeting Friday evening at Courtenay owing to lack of propei  advertisement "or public, inteiest was.  small,'about 40 attending. ' The meeting  was .not called to order until 9:15. . Mr.'  J. McPhee occupied the chair. Mr.  Thos. Foster, M.P.P. was the principal  speaker, but as his speech was on the  /same lines as the one delivered in Cumberland, an outline of which we give-  further notice is not necessary.  Dr. Lawrence replied.    Messrs   J. ' B.  Ho'mes'and L*. .P. Eckstein followed.  Mr. Byron Crawford franklv said he was  Sox the Government, because he thought.  the farmers (himself included)   interests  were thai way.  For Your Job   Printing,  GIVE US A   TRIAL  WE   DO    GOOD    WORK,     AT  REASONABLE  PRICES.  THE NEWS-  \ THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.    \   +   4-|  jjV 4>   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.\  \ Twenty Pages; Weekly; Illustrated |  >        Indispensable to MiningJ^en.        <  ] hk-se'dollars per year, postpaid. I  } SAMPLE COPIES FREE. J  !       MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,       \  ,220 Market St.,   San Francisco,^Cal^  /:W,**>V  THE-BAZAAR  The Wilihng Workers of Courtenay,  Ensrlish Church, held a most .successful  sale of work, Monday 6th and presented  a good program in tbe evening at Agricultural Hall, which was gay with  ferns, flowers, flags, bunting and Chinese  lanterns. There weie articles useful attended by attractive sales ladies at the  booths. The articles were contributed  by friends in England, Ireland, Cumberland, Victoria, and the ladies of the Willing Workers.  At the refreshment' stand were cakes,  coffee, ice creams, fine ctndy made by  Mrs. M. Piercy. The sum total realised  was $138,80 Miss Prior, daughter of H.  K. Prior, Victoria, kindly assisted at the  concort by singing two vocal selections  in a rich well trained voice. Miss Prior  sang "Oh Promise me,"- from Robin  Hood, and received an emphatic encore,  when she pleasingly responded with a  pretty little waltz song.  Misses Dunsmuir arid Prior favored  the audience with a well executed instrumental duet.  Mr. and Miss Myers sang very pleasingly a duet.  Mrs. H. Smith and Mrs Byrd sang  with much feeling, a ballad of Thos.  Moore's, and. were-called; upon to repeat;  ip.'ieiy Mrs.'Byrd gave a solo, "The Fountain," and delighted her audience with  her lovely symphathe'tic voice.  Rev. Mr. Hicks kindly assisted singing as ever with good effect.  Messrs Morris Coleman and the Bandmaster of H.M S. hnperieuse, were most  kind in favoring their hearers with several well rendered pieces, especially fine  was the singing of "Larboard Watch," by  the Bandmaster Morris. ���������  Mrs. Pidcock, of Valdez Island assisted  greatly.  Mr. Ramsay proved most versatile,giv-  ing several humorous readings,- also vocal selections.  Mr. J. B. Holmes recited from Shakespeare with considerable force and enthusiasm.  Mr. John Roe proved a most efficient  stage manager, and Mr. Geo. Roe garnered in the duty at thedoor.  H.M S. Navy was largely represented;  both officers and men proving a gener  ous and prominent part of the audience.  Rev. Mr. Willemar desires to tender  his thanks to the kind friends whose efforts made the Bazaar a success.  Received by last boat another   .  consignment of our well known  Three-ply BTJBBEB HOSE  ��������� ��������� '    '   ���������  ���������   "   ;''' ' '���������'.���������"' ���������*- '"'���������'' \'     T '  in half and three-qualrter inch./  '      '   *       .    '   8' . ',������������������,.'���������'  *        ', ','���������"*, ' ' -      ' '     ' ,     <'  Call at once as.it is. selling very quickly.   :.  '��������� OPPOSITION MEETING:',  Tbe meeting -ast evening at Cumberland  Hall was well attended.. Mayor Mooncu  wa=) voted to tbe chair, and Dr. .Lawietice,  as the Government ������Avd:datr, ' was invited  to a scat u������ji������n the phi^f'-uin. -  ' Upon ''lasug iutr'idvK-td Mi: Thos. ^e-  ter. M.F.P./referred to the .'act of his experience as a miner, a business to which he  ttighi, roturn. fJ^viuy boi-11 one of them,  he knew their wants and sympathized with  them.  He then spoke of the railway policy of  the Government, which he condemned.  He thought- t'ney should follow the example  of Australia, as far aa practicable, and own  thfir own railways. llt> declared the Government wax shifting. First, it was land  grants, th< n guarantees of capital and interest, and now that they had no more land  to give, an out-and-out cash subsidy wat  given. He also discissed the finance of the  Province, and claimed the Provincial debt  was something like $2,000-000 larger than  ,the Premier had stated when here. After  touching upon, the Chinese question and  some minor ma.tters he sat down amid applause.  'Dr. Lawrence wan then asked to reply.  He said that while the earlier railway policy was objectionably it had been abandoned  the Government having learned by experience and been progressive. As to its ownership of the railways, that should be a subject of careful investigation. Oar conditions required study. We were not a colony, only a Province, and had not the same  means of providing a revenue. He thought  the Government had made a good bargain  with reference to the railway from the  Coast to Teslin Lake. He then read an article from the Monetary Times, the highest  English authority, eulogizing the financial  policy of British Columbia, as wise and  statesmanlike. , t  Mr. E. P. Eckstein was then called for  and responded with a vigorous speech. He  said he Premier had come to the district  like a thief ir. the night; spoke of the Na-  naimo-Comox trunk road, and claimed that  there were 12 miles yet to be fiuiabed^he  didn't call six miles where little was done,  but cut out the way, not graded or roiuided  up, only a trail, a road. He spoke of his  position on. public matters since he had been  here, whicb, he claimed, had always,.; and  always would be, to advance the interests  of the district. Mr. Poster briefly replied  to Dr. Lawrence when after the usual vote  of thanks, the "meeting closed.  Union Bay  The steamer Lip wing which arrived at  the wharf on Saturday beings the news that  the Morun fleet; of stern-wheel boats from  Seattle were disabled aud at Alert Bay.  Two ot them burst thpir steam pipes and the  remainder of them are reported strained and  as not likely to reach their .destination. The  Pauline Warner which was fitted oui lor the  purpose of dredging the Yukon, had to turn  back and reached Uni( n wharf on Saturday  where she lies awaiting towage to Seattle.  .MORTGAGE-SALE: *  Under aud by virtue ot the power of  sale  contained iu a certaiued Indenture of Mort-  v'gaye, which will be produed.at'the  time-of  iaie, thereVill'bo sold, by   PUBLIC- AUG- *  T10N-, Thursday. June 16," on.th-Ypneaii.so3,  the folloiviug property. Lot Seventeen  (17,)  Comox  Town.site,   British  Columbia.'  The  "property will be sold subject to   a   reserve.  bid.      '  For further particulars apply to  A. H. Mc'Jailum,  Auctioneer, Courtenay...  TARWOOD & YOUNG,  Solicitors for the Mortgagees  Cumberland, June 3rd,  1S9S.  - '��������� i *  PROVINCIAL  SECRETARY'S  OFFICE^  HIS HONOR,   the Lieutenant-Governor  has been pleased to make the follow-,  ing appointmento:���������  "William Howard Bullock-Wb^ttbr, of  Glenor, Esquire, S,   M.,  Captain  Williah  John Rant, of Lake Bennett,  S." M.,  and  Philip Carteret Hill Primrose, of Boundary, Stikine River,  Esquire, S. M.> to be.  Coroners   within  and for  the    County off*  Nanaimo.  Eicliarii P, fallis.  Notch Hill Ranch,  Nanoose Bay, B. C.  Breeder   of thoraughbred   and    high,  class white Plymouth Rocks, Black.  LANGSHANGS.    Over  170  prizes  won  in the last five years.    At Vancouver's  recent  Show, out  of an  entry of 28;  birds 26 secured prizes.  I  gaurantee   10    Birds   to  the> hatch.  Infertile   eggs   replaced.    Eggs  $2.00.  per setting of i$Y , ' Y  COKOX DIRECTOatY.  H. O. LUCAS, Proprietor, CQJBIOX:  BAKESY, Comox, B. G*  Mc-  OO WITE5AT     .  Directory.  COUETENAY HOUSE,   A.   H.  Callum, Proprietor.  HIVEHSIDE  HOTEL,   J.  J.   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEOBSE   B.   LE^GHTON,     Blacksmith, and Ca^rii^ge Maker.   .  SUNDAY .SERYJtPES  IRIr-lITY CHURCH.���������Services in.  the evening.     Rev; JY X; Willemar  rector.  M ET H-0 DI ST C H U RC H.-ServiceS;  at 'the"usual h.ours morning and evening  Epworth, League meets, at the close  pf*  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30..  Rev. VV.. Hicks, pastor.  ST:  GEORGE'S  PRESBYTERIAN.  CHURCH.���������Services at,11  aun. and;  7 p.m.    Sunday   School  at 2:30.    Y. P.  S. C. E.   meetb at  the close  of evening^  ervice.    Rev. W\ C,.Dqi>.d$, pastor.  ���������������������������. A*  * "d  Y "ffl  fl  i  of  4  ��������� A  *'���������'  V!  : ft  1


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