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 I  ,' I.'  lo  l**1  I*!'  ^  'rNOi...''24o:,   UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT,  B. C,    MONDAY   JUNE, 21st, 1897. $2*00 PER .-ANNUM.  For the choicest meats we are head quarters.  If you have not tried our noted sausages,  bologna and head cheese,, you shoLild do.  so at once. Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter,.salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES.  I o I 'SIZMZOZNT   LBISEB  :*2^*T~  pring  '<&^r  BLOUSES IN    GREAT   VARIETIES  all ifis/toies."  AND  LADIES'  AND    CHILDREN'S    TRIMMED  AND  TRIMMED STRAW HATS.  UN-  MILLINERY.���������Newest styles.    Ladies'light  summer underwear, from 20 cents and upward.  LADIES'   SUMMER   DRESS  GOODS.���������Ging-  tHS-j hams .and Prints in'all-shades and .prise**    ,       Y -.     '    @p&  \E MEN'S SUMMER   GOODS.-Twsed  suits,    BaJb-issan   ($%  underwear, n*c. etc.  Tan boots arid shoes to.suit Men, L^rUes,  tment   In Gro-  * ���������%: and   Oh i Id ren.  A  fuli  assoi  ceries as usual.  QcistaV/tl^Uck.  Tfie-Undersigned having Purchased  Q  ���������business  here, beg to inform the public that  they are prepared to   supply   SSXZSaSBi*  Fnre Drugs ^ Druggist Sundiies  as cheaply as they can be procured from any house in  British Columbia.    A full line ofP,,\    ���������������������;;;'  patent M^dicil^es  always kept on hand.  We are desirous, particularly, of calling your    attention  to our complete stock of  fitatiphE-py ar|d School Books  In this line we will sell as cheaply as any house in Union.  PRESCRIPTIONS & FAMILY RECEIPTS  CAREFULLY COMPOUODED   AH. PEACEY & CO. UNION;  [li  re  Prince Ito in Paris���������Union Col  liery Co., Offered Contracts for  Coke Amounting* to over 4,700  Tons per Month���������������������������Collier Well-  ington's Engines Injured���������Five,  Men killed in Landslide near  "Revelstoke���������Cambridge. Honors  for "Laurier.  Dyke ar*������d  Arcade, Vancouver,  B.C. Dealers in everything known to music. Agents for all leading pianos, including the  celebrated  garr*} fHaijos.  jsr All tfe* latest aox������8*, etc,  UNION SHIPPING.  San Mateo left on  the  22nd   with  4,400  tons of coal for Los Angeles.  XT. S. war ship Alert took 111 tons of coal  sailing for Behring Sea.  Glory of the seas is loading.  Huph,   Florida,   Minneola   and   U.    S.  Battleship Oregon arc due.  Constance left on the  15 th   for   Victoria  with 225 tons of coal.  Steamer Maude for the O.P.N. Co. Victoria, the 16th, took 155 tons of coal.  Steamer Tees took  110 tons   of   coal   as  fuel on the 16th.  Steamer Danube took 110 tons of coal for  C.P.N. Victoria, od the 16bh  The Oscar on the   16th,   sailed   with   82  tons, for Skeena River.  The tug Czar on the   lGih  left  with   230  tons of coal.  On the 19th the tug Hope carrier" 204 ton  for the Electric R. R. Victoria. a  The Thistle on 19fch took 276 tons coal.  Prince Ito Interviewed  Paris, June i8���������In " an intenview  with Crown Prince Ito of Japan, now v in  this city,,he says, Japan'"never had an  idea of a,conflict-with the' United States  re troubles between Japan and Hawaii.  Smallpox.  Victoria,   B.   C,   June   i8.��������� The  , steamer Bremer from Japan   is   quaran-  tined, smallpox on-board. . ,  - Big Cokk Contract!  Nanaimo, Junk" i8.���������Information  from a reliable source, says, the Union  Colliery-Co., has been - offered contracts  for coke amounting' to^ over 4,700 tons  pc:r month. This is beyond the" capacity  of the works, but it is..expected in a short  time,the ovens will be working at their  full capacity of about a ton'each per day-  Steamer's Engines Wrecked.  The collier Wellington which left Departure Bay the.morning of June nth arrived at San Francisco with her engines  wrecked. When nine hours out the engines broke down; tor twelve hours the  steamer drifted about in ? dense iby  ���������    .  _'*"'_.Landslide.     '.  Vancouver-, B.,C.���������Five -men" were  killed by a uuicl'and rock slide near Rev-  elsioRe lo-dav^name's"unknown. *  ��������� ���������' ��������� ���������* *  ri}*I**VJ,ril   "Ti    ' "^ !^ A T h  V_* IV v'.jki^t^     j.W    a.s il,2\ 1 II.  '- CapV Reid was. ��������� fiished.tb deal ii. at  Arrow '"Head Vc-sti-ui.'.v between the  steamer N iksup ������������������nd the \-������ harf.  Ko Sports at   Vancouver.  It is finally announced there will be no  sports in Vancouver on Jubilee week.  Boundary Treaty Ratified.  Washington, June   18.���������The   final  ratification   of the  boundary   treaty be-  . tween Great Britain and   Venezuela  was  exchanged at  the staie department, at 3  o'clock this afternoon.  Butler Found GurLTY.  Sydney, N. S. W. 17.���������The trial of  Frank Butler charged-with the murder of  Capt. Lee Weiier while on a gold prospecting trip wcis concluded to day. The  jury rendering a verdict of guilty. Butler attempted to cut his throat with a  piece of tin this morning, but was seized  before he could do himself injury.  Y Killed in a'Shaft/.  ; Nan'iamo June 18.-��������� Charles Paul a  young man nineteen years of a age, was  instantly killed by a fall of rock, in Protection shaft to-day.  Hon. Laurier Honored.  London,   June   iS.���������Cambridge University has conferred an honorary degree  on Hon.    Wilfred   Laurier,   Premier   of  Canada.  Steamer Willapa to be Repaired.  Victoria, B. C. June. 18.���������The  steamer Tees arrived from the north this  morning with the steamer Willapa in tow  which will be repaired by the C. P. N.}  Co., who purchased her for $2,000.  The vessel has been demanded by the  Indians; it will cost considerable, to repair her.  Mrs. Scott Awarded $1,200.  Vancouver, B., C. June 18.���������The  jury have awarded Mrs. Scott, whose  husband was run down and drowned by  the steamer Dunsmuir, while fishing in  his boat, $1,200. The suit was for  $20,000  General Merchants and Butchers,  UNION and COURTENAY, -  B.   C  RANDOM TALK.  By  BILLY   BLUM.  X HERE IS not quite so much mining  excitement now as a while ago, although  there is some prospecting being done.  I was shown some white quartz a day,'or  two ago, taken from a claim next to that  of Eli Rowland's. It was evidently rich  in copper. Doubtless under the new  conditions���������rules laid down by the E. Sz  N. Co.,��������� some of "the claims will be  abandoned, but this would happen'anyway. A really good "find" will be bought,  that is the "surface rights, and . worked,  the $5.00 per acre being no' deterrent.  Let one good claim be developed, and  the excitement will be as'high as ever.-  It is much better to own all the metal  than to pay a'ro'yalty, especially as copper is the prominent fea'ture. Some experts are expected up next week.  IT IS REALLY good of the  weather  to continue moist until the   water-works  are completed.    If we can only take over  the   intervening   period   without  a fire!  The dread of the red demon in a  frame-���������  built town   with   no   means   to   fight it is  very   great; it    hangs   over   one like an  avenging   sword. * Rain   or   the   waterworks   is our .despairing   cry,   uttered as  fervently as   Wellington's   prayer on   the  afternoon   of   the    battle   of   Wateiloo:  ���������" *;Bliuchei- or night'!"    And isn't it a little  disgusting   to   hear    the., ignorant'-.w.aik  'against--'die   enterprise   of   the    Water-  Works   Co., from   those    who  ought to  know better?    They   say   the   company-  will close   the wells,   when they   have no  power in the  premises; neither' will the  new city of Cumberland close  them.    If  they   are   closed at  all   as 1   hope and  believe they will be, it will be done by the  Provincial   Board of  Health at- Victoria.  There can be no doubt about the  unsanitary condition of well  water in a town of  thih size.    Fever alwav has   and will lurk  in the town and never be entirely stamp  ed out.    The   doctors have   told us for a  long time   that   we  ���������For Vegetable and Flower Seeds, go  to the UNION STORE.  Agricultural Exhibition.  The Board of Directors of the Comox  Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition met  at their hu.U oa Monday evening, June 14,  1S97, to attend to the revision of the Prize  List, preparatory to the coming show.  The Prize List will be out before long. The  date for the Exhibition has beci*^ fixed for  Thursday, October the 7th.        'iV  must boil the well  water, or it would be' unhealthy. Dr.  Teffs when here would not touch a drop  unless boiled. Perhaps more than one  little chilu is under the' sod, ivho would  be living and well to-day, but for our  poisonous well water. And yet there are  those in our midsc who would go on in  the present condition, reckless of the lives  of their families ! , Next to good water in  a town is sewerage,and.sewerage cannot  be had until we are incorporated. Yet  people fight against that ! Happily the  good sense of the majority will prevail.  In due time we shall have good water,  sewers, and other concomitants of civilization.  ISN'T IT ABOUT time that a stop  was put to the practical joke?- Fellows  who have nothing better to do, think it  smart to annoy some one, put them to  some trouble, and then imagine it great  fun. Removing a sign from its pruper  place, is one of their idiocies. Putting-  tar or daubing with black paint a sign, is  another sign that we have worthless  scamps in our midst. But the climax  was capped when the story was . started  that a man who had left here was drowned--a story made up out whole cloth,  and this sad "joke" communicated to his  wife! Could cruelty go much farther?  I suppose this was fun for some; it must  be a sort of "ghoulish glee."  Prize Competition.  We have received articles from five  contestants for prizes offered by THE  NEWS and Rev. Mr. Logan, for the best  historical and descriptive article on  Union and, Comox District. The manuscripts are all of exceptional merit, and  we beheve the ladies whose vote will  award the prizes, 'will find it puzzling to  decide which is best.  Mrs. John Wier has most kindly consented to act as one of the judges  in place of Mrs. Coilis, who is in England.  LOCALS  Jubilee   stamps   may , be   expected  hero  shortly.  It is supposed one hundred left Union  on  the excursion to Victoria, Monday, a. m.  Dam<! Rumor  says that a hundred   more  coke ovens are to be built soon.    We  hope  it ia true.  Seed Potatoes  and  Oats  at the  Union  Store. '      ��������� , .    -  ' We notice a new lumber shed ' has  been erected at the saw mill, which seems a  very bu3y place now.  A meeting has been   called by the  secretary   of  the   School  Board   at the   school  house on the <26th, at   11 a. m. to   eleet a -  trustee iu  place of the   one whose time ex- ���������  pires on that date.  Received at Willards, a fine line of bng- '  gy whips, ranging from 15 to 25 cents.  Tni* News reporter   inquired how deep '  the diamond drill   has  been sunk,   but was  told  it   is   against   ^the    rules    to     tell."  From the quanity of pipe being  lowered/it  is probable the   boriog has  reached a depth  ot 200 fees. . '  ��������� ,��������� "Men's   new styles   in   Hard- and   Soft ,-  Hals at Leiser's:  The meeraegs at the   Methodist   Church, '  conducted   by the   Rev. J.   McKean','1 h'ave"0-*  been     well atceuda"d   and.  much' * interest ���������  inaiiiit's'.ed.    A number of conversions  have  taken place,- and  tho-series  promises   to be  fruitful ������f good results.,,.-','..    ,       "'' ������������������  r*  .Bargains jn white  and  colorei, Shirts  at Leiser's "- ' '    '���������'*-': **-  Mr. Eckstein s ecretary of the* Fire. Co.  ha3 received the shipping^ bill of * the new  ' ho.-se cart, which was sometime ago ordered  for the lire deparfcm-jnr.;' so that in due  c urse wo may soon rxpect it. When the  $200,00 voted by the government become  available at the end of the month, and* the  waler flowing through our street mains, we  shali be in pretty good shape to fight the  re.i demon.  ���������Stevenson & .Co., will leave town 'on  june'25th. Call and get bargains in dry  goods, clothing and mens' furnishings.  The American war ship Alert came in to  Comox ou' Saturday to load coal. There  are five large vessels, at the point waiting for  coal.    Union has no idle  men   now.    What  town can say as much ?  The Thanksgiving services and sermon at  Trinity.Church on-Sunday nigh't were particularly impressive; and the choir exceptionally a good one.  ���������Wedding ��������� presents. See the stock  (new) of silverware at Leiser's.  Rev. McKean, revivalist, preached an interesting sermon Sunday night to a large  congregation. He will continue to hold services every night this week, except Saturday at S p. m.  ���������Persons having photos at Stevenson  & Co.'s store, Union, are requested to  kindly call and get the same.  An eve or ���������>> on will ha run to Union on  Saturday, A.u.;u.*. 2(5th, under the auspice.9  of Uuity Circle, U A O. D. The arrangements ar--.' a-> ypc no: fully matured.���������Well-  ton En*thui*risk.  /i\V'J.'.:'\i������-Z&  World's Fair,  Highest  aioiicr;  Gold Meda39 JVIidwiote-? Fair.  Wis,  A Pure Gxnw .������".'  40 YEAR  1 r&ia? Povn&er.  Yv '-jl  ���������   ���������"���������"'I  ��������� 1  1 ���������*,  -*���������  ���������*��������� ;'���������"..;.  .-,.''  '    -..-"    V     ���������*���������  J3 7YYI STANDARD,  no The Weekly News.,  M.    WHITNEY,   Publisher.  "UNION BRITISH COLUMBIA  The riser's strength exceeds that of  the lion. Five men can easily hold  down a lion, but nine are required to  subdue a tiger.        -~~  , From a careful reading of editorial  utterances on the new year we are inclined to believe ���������that 1S90 will be noted  in ai 11 ly ' a s a h o rri d example.  At a meeting of one of the large Kn-  glish insurance companies it was shown  that more than six hundred thousand  dollars had been paid, out for deaths  due to influenza.  The.Hon. Pettybone Bloomer Timber-  lake, of Alabama, is still leading a gallant charge against jaunty shirt waiscs  and flashy garter buckles. He has also'  declared himself in: favor of white  stockings.  Among the ever-increasing progeny  of "Munchausen there has appeared recently a shoe salesman of' Nashville,  Term., Col. B. H. Franklin, who threatens to start a monkey ranch in the.  Florida Everglades to supply monkey  meat at low prices to those who can't;  afford beef.  the tout ensemble was one of the most  bewildering and charming magnificence. The Smith boys performed the  music, and Hank Williams called off in  his most inimitable style. , The scene  as the.ladies, clad in splendid dresses,  floated around the room on the arms.'of  their gallant partners was like, a ravishing dream of Oriental magnificence.  The soiree dansante at 'Sim Pendleton's  will long be remembered by every one  who had the felicity to be present on  that enjoyable occasion."  SLAVONIAN LAUNDERING.  The law of increase is reiterated in  the .history, of the potato crop of the  Hudson Bay region, as related by the  Rev. Edgerton S. Young. He carried  with him to that distant land a few  potatoes, the size of walnuts, wrapped them in cotton, and hung, them  near a stove to keep them from freezing. In the'.spring thpy had shrunk to  the size of peas; bur they were planted  and carefully nurtured. A pailful of  line potatoes was dug in (he autumn.  The crop the second year was six bushels; the third ���������.year'' one. hundred and  twenty-five bushels, which were divided among the natives; until now thousands of bushels annually vary' the  hitherto exclusive diet of fish and game  of the people of Northern Canada.  .  Mangle -with a Clumsy Log: Propelled  by Frail   Women.  There was once a girl who, as an old  song put it, "sold her old mangle and  bought a pianuer," but she lived in  England, not in the southeastern part  of Europe, so it is probable that lier  mangle was less primitive than the  queer instruments of .torture still in  use by the women of Slavonia and Ser-  via. and its operation of a less heavy  task.  Slavonia is in Austria, or rather in  the extreme south of Hungary, but its  people are nearly all Servian, its plains  stretch for miles in an endless expanse  of perfectly flat country. Its mud is  fathomless, its women's daily task of  scouring and fighting against tho dirt  that tlie "men folks" bring-in from out  of doors on their shoes is never done.  Between times there is the mangle.  This is a stout plank about seven  feet long, raised to a height of two  feet upon rough hewn logs.   The; middle  The Fort Worth, Texas, Item has  started a beauty contest and does not  hesitate to say that "the negro race  possesses some as handsome specimens  of humanity as any race." It calls upon  the Afro-American ladies of Fort Worth  to make their, beauty known, but fails  to state just how the exhibition should  be conducted.  The word trocha is of such frequent  occurrence in dispatches and news  from Havana that it seems likely in  time to become incorporated into the  English speech. An explanation having been asked of the term, which is  pronounced trotsha, with the accent on  the first syllable, it may be stated that  originally it denotes a footpath, pathway, or sometimes a short cut. During  the present Cuban unpleasantness its  significance has been applied to a fortified high road.  Soon after the discovery of natural  gas in Pennsylvania it came into very  general use, particularly in the Pittsburg district, for manufactories. So  much was this the case tliat Pittsburg  lost one of its distinctive features���������the  continual presence of disagreeable  black smoke. But the use of natural  gas was so wasteful and prodigal it  was not long before the supply was  very greatly reduced, and the reintro-  duetion of coal for manufacturing purposes again- became general. In 1SSS.  the gas' produced in Pennsylvania was  worth .*J!19,2S2,37u; in 1S05 it had fallen  to $5.Sr>2,000. ' The decline has been  Jess since 1S01. owing to the general  introduction of meters. It is supposed  that within ten or fifteen years very  little gas will be produced.  ologlcal method rather than the old  system of recounting court scandals,  and describing the passions and weak-'  nesses of kings. Prof. Macy was the  first teacher in America to enlighten  students on the laws of social growth  and the development of government.  His other works, marked by the  breadth and depth of their treatment,  are "Civil Government" and "Government Text Books for Iowa Schools.'-* It  was Prof. Macy who examined the  proof slips, of Bryce's "American Commonwealth," and, at the request of the  author, suggested changes and ^additions that were of great value to the  work in its completed form. His new  work on ' the .English Constitution is  written in the same vein and with the  same analytical treatment as those of  his other books, and history has become  a gainer by it. In the twenty-five years  of active work with students Prof.  Macy has done more to advance the  study of history in the scientific direction than,any of his contemporaries in  this line of thought.  -s  Suffering  Women.!  A!as I women do t  suffer.   "Why, we I  often cannot tell, but t  we know there, is ���������'   .  one great cause, and ' ��������� '  that is weakness*. ''.  The headaches, the'*;'.  ������������������ depressed feelings, the pains, the ;;  '������ discouragements,- indeed, , almost ;���������  ;! all ��������� the  misery. has a common ��������� ���������  ;; cause���������weakness.   At such times ''.  ; a woman always needs a friend ''  '���������'��������� that can be relied upon, and such ;;  '. a friend, for more .than twenty < ���������  ! years, has been that greatest of all >'  j; remedies, "**  A  PECULIAR   CHURCH   STEEPLE.  Kirkman & Son,' the oldest'firm   of  piano manufacturers in England, and.  next to J. B. Streicher und Soehne, of  Vienna,  tho oldest in  the. world,  has  just given up business, sold its plant,  and become merged in Collard & Col-  lard,  who  date from  1G77.     The  first  Kirkman appeared in England in 1720,  and in 1730 married the widow of Ta-  bel,   who^ had  established his   harpsichord works twenty-three years before.  The Broad woods go back to. 1732,., and  the Erards,  the oldest French  manufacturers, to 1772.  A workman who was arrested , for  walking on the sidewalk underneath  ���������the awning used on the night of the  Bradley Martin ball was discharged by  the magistrate, who reprimanded the  policemen severely.for making the arrest* He said: "You had no right to  arrest this man. The citizens have a  perfect right to walk along the streets.  They should be unrestricted and free to  all. If anything should have been done  you should have removed that awning.  It had no right to be there blockading  pedestrians." Sometimes the common  people get their rights in spite of the  police.  "German lawyers   are   prepared   to  undertake the performance of professional duties at a rate of remuneration  which would be deemed ridiculous iii  England," the Law Journal says.    So  we gather- from the interesting report  which Mr. Brickdale has written as a  result of  the  investigation   he  made,  with the authority of the treasury, into  thec.working of the system of registration of title to land in Germany and  Austria-Hungary.    The fee of a German lawyer who. is employed in connection with the transfer of registered  land is on the same scale as the fee of  the registry.   Hence, if ;the value of the  land is ������100, the lawyer is entitled to,  the   magnificent   sum   of  7   shilling  3  pence,    while    in    a   thousand-pound  transaction he gets 30 shillings.    It is  to.be hoped that no reader of Mr.Brick-  dale's report'will be led to believe that  because such arrangements are "made  in Germany" they are possible in England.  The British Museum announces the  recovery of a lost classic, one of the  great lyric poets of the earlier period of  Greek literature, Bacchylides, nephew  of Simonides. the rival of Pindar. The  manuscript is papyrus of a fine quality  and was recently discovered in Egj*pt.  It comprises from fifteen to twenty  poems, varying in length from fourteen  to 200 lines, mostly celebrating victories at the Grecian games. It is handsomely written in large uncial characters, but the papyrus has been torn into  many fragments, some of which are  lost. The manuscript probably dates  from the first century before Christ.  Some further experiments are being  made in Germany by Herr Stentzel of  Altona with a flying machine similar  in principle to poor Otto Lilienthal's  machine. Imitation of the flight of a  bird is aimed at, and the wings have a  spread of about seven yards, and move  through an angle of seventy degrees.  The machine weighs seventy-five  pounds and is driven by an engine  worked with compressed carbonic acid  gas, invented by Herr Stentzel. It is  stated that from one to three horsepower can be obtained from the engine  by the use of carbonic acid gas at different pressures up to nine atmospheres, and that it can be so controlled  that the machine can be made to fly at  varying velocities. '/  "Ye editor attended a terpsichorean  ball last week given at the home of our  talented and estimable citizen, the  Hon. Sim Pendleton," says the proprietor of tbe Ponticook (Me.) News, "the  event being one of the most recherche  and distingue events of the season.  About forty couples participated in the  mazy convolutions of the dance,  and  Chicago Record:   Thomas Bailey Aldrich began his 'literary career while  Hawthorne, Emerson, Longfellow and  Holmes  were  at  their  meridian  and  when it was an honor to be  ranked  even a secondary or minor poet and literary man with such men at the head.  But   all   these   major   writers   have  passed, and those who for so long were  reckoned among the minor now stand  alone, with no greater geniuses to obscure their brightness, such as it may  be.    But still Aldrich and his fellow  minor singers, though standing* alone,  stand no higher than they did ten or  fifteen years ago, if as high.   They are  still smooth,  correct,  finished  writers  who can say nothing in the best possible way. What Mr. Geo. Moore the other  day said of Andrew Lang���������"He fishes  beautifully, but he never catches any  fish"---might also  be said of Thomas  Bailey Aldrich and most of those who  attempt  to  sustain   the   traditions  of  New England's great school of writers.  Mr.    Aldrich's    "Unguarded    Gates"  seemed to give promise of his being-  able to reach'a higher level of poetic  thought and expression, but his latest  volume, "Judith and Holofernes," does  not fulfill that promise.   As he is now  GO years of age, there is small reason  to believe that he can or will achieve a  higher place than that he reached years  ago.    But Mr. Aldrich  illustrates the  old saying,   "It  is  better  to  be  born  lucky  than  rich,"   or perhaps  even a  minor poet.    For Mr. Aldrich always  has been lucky.    The road to Aready  has been a pleasant one to him, even if  the muses have not been as generous  in some respects to him as to others.  Poets  are  ordinarily   supposed   to  be  content and happy on a diet of moonlight, dew, roses and sunshine, but Mr.  Aldrich, whether traveling "from Pon-  kopog to Pesth" or from a New York  business office to the editorial sanctum  of the Atlantic,* has always preferred  a more substantial menu, and, fortunately, has always been able to command it.   And now, by the will of the  president of a wrealthy chocolate company, the poet and his wife receive the  snug sum  of $200,000,  and  the  twin  sons of the poet $100,000 each���������a piece  of good fortune upon  which  Mr.  Aldrich's many admirers and well-wishers congratulate him.  A SLAVONIA N" WOMA2*f IKOXINft.  of the plank is gripped by a framework rising from the floor to a height  of five feet, with three great beams  running across it. the whole fastened  together with pegs. Upon the plank  are laid two rollers, ancl on these rests  a. half log of wood just, fitting between  the sides of the frame.' This weight  is smooth on its under surface, rough  hewn above, and is provided at each  end with three. pegs which serve as  handles.  The  ironer,   when  ready  to    begin;'  takes a sheet,  for  instance,  winds  it  tightly around one of the * rollers, and  puts an old ironing cloth around  the  outside.    Then; lifting one end of the  log and placing the roller under it, she  works'the weight to and fro, until the  wrinkles are all'presumably smoothed  away.    Then  the sheet ' is  removed,  folded and put away, and the    next  "ironing"���������perhaps another ��������� sheet    or  three or four towels or half a dozen  handkerchiefs���������substituted.    The    second roller acts merely to balance the  log, although two ironers can work the  machine,    one    af each 'end.    As for  "starched   things"���������the   "blanchisserie  de fine"  with  which Trilby  was concerned���������they are another story���������not yet  published in rural Slavonia.  The woman who irons is as picturesque as her tools, when she wears the  Slavonian peasant costume. Her shoes  are fiat, and heelless; she has no stockings, but winds linen-about her lower  legs and binds it in place with throngs,  leaving a space of two inches or-so  bare below the edge of her kilted skirt  of coarse, undyed linen. Her yellow,  sheepskin jacket is ornamented with  patches of red and purple leather, quilted on with bright-yams, and her head  is covered with a gaudy kerchief. Almost as often, however, she is stripped  of her finery, except on Sundays, and  wears at her work bedraggled clothing  of western Europe's unattractive work-  a-day pattern.  One of  the Most Remarkable   Freaks  in the Way of Crookedness.  The decision to restore the fabric of  "The Church with the Crooked Steeple" at Chesterfield, England, has revived interest in this most curious example of architecture. ��������� Its tall, twisted spire has no rival either in shape  or pose. It is more whimsical in its inclination than the leaning tower of  Pisa. Parts of tlie church are about  1,000 years old. The steeple rears, or  rather twists itself 230 feet skyward.  - t "  It has prompted the shrewd comment,  the-admiration, and the ridicule of English people and from travelers of many  lands. The spire has puzzled the experts, and in some quarters it is seriously contended that tlie steeple has  been crooked ever since its erection.  Practical    men    somewhat    unkindly  ; *     By its purity and its' power it t  ;; furnishes a prompt relief  for r  - women in th^u* hours . of need, ������  f'and   if  the  grateful  expressions <:������  ���������; they would fill volumes.   If you, ;'  '' reader, are   a sufferer, can you ;  ;' not take hope from this  sug- ' ���������  ;   gestion ? **"  *     Large bottle, or new style, smaller one, at your   X  '         druggists.                                     '  m.t. -.   U MIIIMMMIIIIMMIIUMM.  TOO    MUCH    BAKK.  It is not the best watchdog that barks the  most. The old watchdog lays low and  ��������� seizes the burglar before he knows it. In  the treatment of rheumatism many sufferers talk too much and do too little. If  they want to find out what is best' for it,  let them get St. Jacobs Oil and use it. It  is a good watchdog against .the'1 intrusion  of pain. It.goes to work quickly and surely, and seizes hold of rheumatism for the  purpose of driving it out, and holds on until its purpose is accomplished. It is,  therefore, the best remedy, because it takes  the best means to accomplish- its end, as  many who have suffered lor years with the  ailment will testify. The cure is the same*  in chronic or infiamatory cases;.*- With patience and a free use of it, the worst cases  of long standing have been finally cured  by it.        , 2L  Imperfect' teeth are a sure sign* of ciy- *  ilization.    Perfect teeth are found, as a  rule, only among savages.  DON'T GIVJC WAY TO DESPAIR,  Although you have suffered for a long tim������  from malaria, dyspepsia, kidney trouble,. nervousness or biliousness. Know, that Hostetter's  Stomach-Bitters-has cured worse cases than  yours, and is potent to help you as it has helped  hosts of others. But always remember that  trite saying, "Delays aro dangerous." Mole  hills grow to be mountains in consequence of  disregarding it. Check disease at the outset  with this incomparable,defensive'iuieclicine.  The anniversary of the coronation of  the pope was celebrated in "Rome.  HOME  PJBODUCTS  AND FUK1C FOOD.  THE  TWISTED   STEEPLE  brush aside all this legend and sophistry, and bluntly say that the cause  of the steeple's lean and twist is a  very simple one���������that, the, woodwork  has shrunk with age and been warped by the sun's heat and the wind's  bluster.  All Eastern Syrup, so-called; 'usually vary  light colored and of heavy body, is made from  glucose. ''Tea Garden Drips" is., made from  "Sugar Cane and, is strictly pure. v*It is for sale  by first-class grocers, in cans only.'   Manufac  tured by the Pacific Coast Syhup-Co. All gen  nine "Tea Garden Drips" have .the manufac  turer's name lithographed on every can.  We will forfeit $1,000 if any of our published testimonials are proven' to be not  genuine. The Prso Co., Warren, Pa.  HOWS. THIS ?. ..-  ACHIEVES  LITERARY  FAME.  Distincnished   Iowa     Professor    Has  Broncrht Out His New Work.  Prof. Jesse "Macy, of Iowa College.  Grinnell, has just brought out his new  work, "The English Constitution."  which has been pronounced to be a distinctively original book on that somewhat well-worn subject. When Prof.  Macy offered his manuscript to the  Macmillans in London that firm turned  it over to Sir Frederick Pollock, who  read it and advised the publishers that  One hundred quarts make a cask.  PROP.  JESSE  MACET.  it was one of the best books that have  been written on the subject, at the  same time requesting that he be informed of the name of the writer. He  then invited Prof. Macy to his house,  and the two became friends. Prof.  Macy is well known among scholars  in this country by his text books on the  government and institutions of the  country. He was one of the first to  delve in the almost virgin field of  American history, using the broad soci- | has on a dress-suit  There never was an ignorant man  who wusn't a critic.  A man's words are most significant;  and a woman's silences.  You can judge a woman best by what  she cries over and a man by what he  laughs at.  When a woman gives a man a compliment, she generally spoils it by trying  to make a serial story of it.  T **  Culture is a woman's ability to smile  naturally when a waiter spills gravy-  down the front of her dress at a dinner  party.  You can always tell by the way children talk to each other just about how  much their mothers put on before company.  One half of the misery in the world is  because women are suspicious of their  husbands; the other half is because  they aren't.  The main reason why short skirts  -will never become popular with women  is because then they couldn't wear out.  their old shoes.  When a woman is on her wedding  trip, she thinks her husband has quit  loving her as soon as he gets interested,  in a bill of fare.  A girl with a new'-engagement ring  reminds you of a man. who always-  keeps his overcoat unbuttoned when he  We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for  anv case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by-  Hall's Catarrh Cure.    . *  F. J. CHUNKY & CO., Props., Toledo, O.  We the undersigned, have known F.J. Cheney  for the last 15 years, and believe him. perfectly  honorable in all business transactions and fin-  ancially'able to carry out any obligations made-  by their firm.  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Address'1       -���������������������������'-'  THE NATIONAL HUMANE ALLIANCE,  410-411 United Charities Building, New York.  ���������   ��������� ALLlLSTFAlLS. w   ,  Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use  In time.   Bold by drnwrtBta.  yM^������ffitS>������W13W:l&W  m  I  1  A  M  i  ���������'������  Ms  i  H  ;>it  ''VI  -A-tl ill  i !  ( ���������  THE L*DY OFHAUGHTON.  MARK TWAIN  IN DISTRESS  H/by   She   Believes   It's    "Wicked   to   The Great Humorist's Broken-Hearted  Wear Birds' Plumatfe on Hats. I Struecle in  London.  A young, lady of Hanghton, La., had ' Mark Twain, America's greatest hu-  a queer experience with a big hawk morist, who was once a millionaire and  recently and it is hard to tell which   who has dined at the table of kings, is  NEW   ENVELOPE  OPENER.  got the worst of it    Neither is satis  Hed with the result.  The jroung woman is a good dresser.  living in London in an impoverished  condition. .He is worse than penniless.  He is a slave to debt, and, though in  She went to Shreveport on a shopping ,P������or health and burdened with age and  the woes of a broken heart, he is strug  gling to be again financially free.    In  modest lodgings, surrounded by   few  comforts and using only bare necessi-  When, a few'days later, she donned   ties, he is trying to   produce   another   thick  great literary work in the expectation  expedition and among other things she  "bought an ��������� up-to-date hat,, a millinery  ���������creation the chief ornament of which  was a stuffed bird of bright, plumage,  Chicago    Man's    Invention���������Does   tho  Work of Sixteen Men.  A. D. Ross, a clerk in the money-order division of the Chicago postoffice,  has invented a machine by which 100,-  000 pieces of mail can be opened in an  hour. A stack of mail which would  take one man at least eight hours to  open by hand can be handled by this  mail opener in half an hour.  The machine is of simple construction.    It consists of a .wood drum ten  inches  in  diameter  and  three   inches.  The rim is covered with emery  paper.    This is inclosed in a box with  LINCOLN'S   BOYHOOD.  that its profits may at least pay his an opening at' the top, above which  debts. He has been working for weeks, I one-eighth of an inch of the drum is ex-  and those who have seen his manuscript' posed.   The box is connected by a* pipe,  A  SURPRISED  YOUNG  WOMAN.  '���������the hat and went to make a call at the  "low.e'r end of the village, the hat- credited a sensation. While walking along  the road she noticed a hen hawk hovering around above her headv Soon afterward there was a wrhirr of wings  ���������close to her head, and a. tug at her new  hat. Y *. ,    \,  Startled she looked around and saw  the hawk flying high in'- the air with  her hat in it's talons. The hawk had  mistaken the stuffed bird for the real  -thing and had pounced down on it,  -carrying..it and the hat away together  for dinner. The young woman did not  get her hat .back. What the hawk's  feelings were when it-found it had  been fooled by a mess of feathers and  Ibran can be imagined^' '  fear that the inspiration is gone.   He is  working under forced" conditions, .and i  the prediction is that the story���������a tale'  of his latest tour of the world���������-will be  like a* plaint forced in unnatural conditions.   .  The story of Mark* Twain's successes  and fadlures in finance are romantic  and pathetic. From a printer's devil on  a Missouri weekly he rose steadily until  at the age of 35 the world knew him as  the author of "Innocents Abroad." He  made a fortune out of that work, added  to it constantly, and in 1885 was worth  a million dollars. Then he put his capital into a publishing house���������Webster &  Co.���������and in a few years was a bank-,  rupt. The obligations, of the firm  amounted to thousands upon thousands  of dollars, and as his name had been  used in connection with the business  Mark Twain felt called upon to wipe  outthe indebtedness. He has struggled  with another below containing a revolving fan. An electric motor furnishes' the .power. The operator takes a  packet of mail and presses the edges  THE TARANTULA HAWK.  .A Wasp Whose . Mission It Is to Destroy  the   Deadly Spider.  Col. Thomas A. Logan has presented  :the Cuvier.Club with a very-fine specl-  .men of the tarantula hawk. This species of wasp is the, only insect, so far  -as known, which nature has provided 'for years to do It, and it is to this that  .for the destruction of the tarantula, the **���������* ?������ ������till devoting his energies.and^tal-  giant specimen of spider. ������*��������������� ' A yffr" af������ hf started 'on a tour  '   CoL Logan has mounted a tarantula   ������f "* world and a few months ago ar-  ���������on a cardboard and the tarantula hawk   ^ In London from Africa. He ������ put  _,    a.    ,.        ii.        i.i i   ���������,./i  ������������������ j * ting the experiences into a book, but his  just above It on  the same board ������Jfl|latitefloiarenotlllgbfflt.TierellM  .sent    them    to    Col.   Alex    Starbuck,; ^ decline {q humor  .president of the Cuvier Club. ������      since lt ^^ ft tnoa_mm     ind<  The accompanying  illustration  is a ,    When at th&        ht of ^ fame Mark  life-size of the tarantula hawk.   The in-; TwaJn had mauy fr^ends ,n  IjOnd0]lj  sect has  six  legs,  two long ones,  "s ��������� but UOw in his distress onlv a few faith-*  .shown here, two shorter ones Just in, ful S(mls ever eall to see him_  front of these in.the center of the body.!    .-and two even less lengthy under the j  .shoulders. The wasp really appears to I  have shoulders, a weir developed neck  .and head, with glossy green eyes popping out on either side.   The wings are  jji deep yellow, with light veins running  "lengthwise, and tipped with a delicate  of the envelope lightly on the revolving  wheel, which shaves'off the edges, leaving the envelopes opened more evenly  than.could be done by a paper-cutter.'  The fine shavings of paper find their  way through the pipe to the box below,  where the revolving fan conveys them  through another pipe to a dump.  > Mr. Ross has tested a rough model of  the machine for several weeks, and,  finding it a success, is having a more  elaborate device constructed. . The  money-order division of the postoffice  handles an enormous quantity of mail  daily, and Wednesday Ross and his  mail opener disposed of 78,789 pieces.  Ross is a Scotchman, and has been in  the postoffice for the last six years.  ANOTHER   CHAINLESS   BICYCLE.  Levers that   Have a   Sweep of  About  Ten  Inches.  The accompanying cut Illustrates an  Invention of Chris Kuenzel, of Springfield, Mass. It is planned to do away  with the chain and sprocket arrangement upon the modern bicycle and  solve the difficulty of a chainless wheel.  For it are claimed improvements In leverage and* power greater than ever before put on a bicycle. The levers with  short crank attachments are not in  themselves a new mechanical attach-  FEARED  BURIAL ALIVE.  Per-  Plan   Is   Invented   to    Prevent  mature Interment.,  There Is a certain inventor, well  known to people In all parts of tlie  country, whose particular fear Is that  he will be buried while in a trance.  So strong a hold did this idea take on  his mind that a year or two ago he devised a plan by which, should he become a victim of premature burial, the  fact will soon become known. The Illustration conveys a good idea of his  plan. The tube shown is -fitted with  air  valves,  which  are opened by  the  THE  TARANTULA HAWK.  blueish-green tint on the outer edge.  "The Cuvier Club is very happy to. add'  this peculiar specimen to its already  'extensive collection.���������Cincinnati Tribune.  Power of the Press.  "Well, they are at it again." remarked a leading bookseller to-day. "Some  item has been going the rounds of the  press about a rare old book being  found in a garret, and telling of what  -iin enormous price was paid for it by  .-a bookworm. I don't know that is the  ���������case, but my mail shows it. Why?  Well, every time such item is printed  NEW  CHAINLKSS  BICYCLE.  slightest motion within the coffin,  the  result being that the bell is kept ringing until relief arrives.  What Manhattan Island Was.  Never say Manhattan Island when  you mean the Island of Manhatt-m. Tho.  briefer term was properly applied in  1 begin getting letters from people ail eucn "a way that now it cannot be ap-  ���������over the country, who think they have ]ied at all The place that boro it is  :a book worth a fortune or two.    As a   no lon       disCemible.    Manhattan Isl-  o-ule, not one of the books in a thousand they write about is worth anything at all. Because a book is old is  no good reason it is very valuable, but  -they keep writing every time some romancer writes a story of a rare book  picked up in some out of the way  place."���������Pittsburg Dispatch.  A Queer Coincidence.  In 18G9  a Rev.   Dr.  Crane  wrote a  tract on popular amusements in which   quite as well as we.���������Century  and was a knoll about an acre in extent  which lay near Corlears. Hook, surrounded by marshes and partly submerged by high tides. Later on it became the center of a place which did  us noble service, but again has been obliterated, save for the' lingering nickname of "Dry-dock Village." Here  were built most of our ships in tho  days when no one  could build them  he said that "novel reading has become  ���������the vice of the age," and warned his  readers and listeners against so evil a  habit, so soul-destroying a recreation  as novel reading. His son is Stephen  Crane, who has lately been making  considerable renutation as a writer of  novels.  Hereditary Crime.  Judge���������How did you come to steal  this chicken?  Prisoner���������Heredity, your honor.   ;  Judge���������What do you mean, sir?  Prisoner���������My ancestors landed on  Plymouth Rock.���������New York Tribune.  ment, as they have been for years In  use upon foot-power wheels without  tlie gears; the gear-wheel attachment  makes it practically a new arrangement.    These levers can be made any  i length desired, according to the length  of the cranks used.  I     In the drawing the sweep of the lev-  I ers is about ten inches, which gives  ample power. The lovers are kept on  by the little pulley which runs in the  groove and only rolls along the under  side of the lever. A special form of  lever is" included in the patent, so arranged as to dispense with the groove,  the lever being held in place by a thin  strip of steel on the under side. Tlie  gears are more mechanically    perfect  .than bevel gears and from their location make trouser guards unnecessary.  It is further claimed that the friction  on these gears is less than on bevel  gears and that they are so high up as  not to catch so much dust as the  sprocket and chain arrangement. And  the claim .is made that the additional  weight (which will be but slight) will  be more than counterbalanced by the  greater power given by the leverage in  the arrangement. A patent has been applied for and will probably be soon issued.  A Prom'sinsr   Candidate.  "Do you think they will allow us to  scorch in the next world?" asked the  bicycle crank.  "Some of you will get a permit, sure,"  ���������answered his little wife, wno had long  been -jealous of his wheel.  A    Playmate   Who   Paved   Him  from  Death  by Dro-wniner.  The child's life during the time the  family lived in Kentucky appears .to  have been entirely uneventful. He  helped his mother���������after he was 3  years old���������in the simple household  duties, went to the district school, and  played with the children of the,neighborhood. The only one of young Lincoln's playmates now- living is an old  man nearly a. hundred years old, named  Austin Gollaherj -whose mind is bright  and clear, and wdio never tires of telling of the days Lincoln and he "were  little tikes, and played together." This  old man, who yet lives in the log house  in which he has always lived, a few  miles from the old Lincoln place, tells  entertaining stories about the President's boyhood.  Mr. Gollaher says that they were to-  igether  more  than   the  other  boys  in  ,;schoql, .that he became fond of his little  'friend/,  and   he   believed    that   Abe  thought a great deal of him.  * In  speaking   of various   events   of  minor importance in their boyhood days  Mr. Gollaher'remarked:   "I once saved  Lincoln's life."    Upon being urged to  tell of the occurrence, he thus related  it:    "We had been going to school .together one year; but the next year we  had ho school because there were so  few   scholars   to  attend,   there   being  only "about twenty in  the school  the  year before.   Consequentlj\ Abe and 1  had.not much to do; but, as we did not  go, to school,  and  our  mothers' were  strict with us, we did not get to see  each  other very  often.    One  Sunday  morning   my , mother. , waked    me  up  early, saying she was going to see Mrs:  Lincoln,  and   that  I  could  go, along.  Glad of the chance, I was soon dressed  and ready to!go.   After my mother aud  I got   there,  Abe  and   I   played   all  through the day.   While we were wandering up and down the little stream  called Knob Creek, Abe said:    'Right  up   there'���������pointing   to   the   east���������'we  saw a covey of partridges yesterday.  Let's go over and get so������ie of them.'  The stream was swollen, and was too  wide for us to jump across.    Finally,  we saw a narrow foot-log, and we concluded to try it.    It was narrow, but  Abe said, 'Let's coon it.'  "I went.first, and reached the other  side all right.    Abe went about halfway across, when he got scared and  began trembling.    I  hollered  to him,  'Don't look down, nor up,, nor sideways,  but look right at me, and hold on tight!'  But he fell off into the creek, and as the  water was about seven or eight feet  deep, and I could not swim, and neither could Abe, I knew it would do no  good for me to go in after him.    So I  got a stick���������a long water-sprout���������and  held it out to him.   He came up, grabbing with both hands, and I put the  stick into his hands.    He clung to it,  and I pulled him out on the bank, almost dead.   I got him by the arms and  shook him well, and then rolled him on  the ground, when the water poured out  of his mouth.    He was all right very  soon.   We promised each other that we  would never tell anybody about it, and  never did for years.   I never told any  one   of   it    until    after    Lincoln   was  killed."���������St. Nicholas.  "THE   DUCHESS.'  Mrs. Margaret   Hunjferford   Who Re*  cently Died.  Few story writers have had a larger  number of readers than "The Duchess,"  Mrs. Henry Hungerford. Few deaths  will be more sincerely mourned than,  hers. She died at her home near Dublin, Irland.  "The Duchess" first became widely  known to the readers of light literature-  through her novels "Molly Bawn" and'  "Phyllis," pretty tales of the joys and  trials'of lovers told in a light, chatty  way. which found favor in two continents. For many years the novels of  "The Duchess" have sold in many editions.  Mrs. Hungerford lived at St. Brendas,  Bandon, County Cork. * She married  when very young and was early left a  widow with three smali children to  care for. In 18S3 she married Henry  Hungerford of Cahirmore. Her first  novel, "Phyllis," was written to keep  the wolf from the door.-��������� It proved to be-  popular and was followed by others ofj .  like kind, which brought a good income.'  Besides her novels, she has written  many novels on domestic topics.  Mrs. Hungerford was very proud of  her Irish descent. She was the daughter  of. Rev. Canon Hamilton, rector of one  of the oldest churches in Ireland and  St. Faughan's cathedral in Ross, Cer-  berry, County Cork.   Her grandfather  MB8. M AEG ABET HUWGKBPORD.  was John Hamilton of Beslngton Dun-;  boyne. The success of "The' Duchess"*  stories was largely due to the humorous  situations and' the bright,* crisp dialogue. While writing "Phyllis" she was  jokingly introduced to a reception as  "her grace the duchess." The no'm de  plume was thus suggested and has always been associated with her literary  work.  MASK TO GUARD AGAINST PEST.  Stole His Arsenal.  "I hear, Mrs. Derby, that your husband has two revolvers and a Winchester for any burglars who may call.'  "He had, but they came the other  night and got them."  Unique    Criticism.  It is perhaps convenient that all the  world should not be of the same mind,  yet the remarks occasionally made by  the unsophisticated upon the works of  eminent men are certainly calculated  to keep genius humble.  When Sir John Millais was painting  his famous picture, "Chill October," on  the banks of the Tay, in Perthshire, he  had an amusing and unflattering experience with one of these critics. One  day, when his picture was arranged,  and the artist at work, there came from  behind the hedge a voice which said,  "Man, did ye never try photography?"  "No, never," replied Millais, painting  slowly.   There-was a pause.  "It's a hantle quicker " said the  voice.  "Ye-es, I stippose so." Another pause.  Then came the final thrust.  "An' it's mair like the place."  Evidently the unseen critic was not  the only man who found "Chill October" little to his taste. The porter at  the railway station close to the spot  which Sir John chose for his picture,  was quite of the same mind. In order  to facilitate his work, the artist had a  movable platform erected on the bank  of the Tay, and when the water rose he  used to get the porter to assist him iu  changing its position. Months afterward, when the picture had become  famous, a friend of Sir John's met the  porter.  "I was readin' in the papers," said  that worthy, "that Maister Millais got  a thousand poun' for a pictur', and I  jeest thought it micht be the ane ho  painted doon there," and he pointed  over his shoulder to where the Tay lay  hard by. On being assured that he had  guessed rightly, he remarked, "Aye���������  and he got a thousand poun' for yon!  Weel, I wadna hae gi'en half-a-croon  for it myself."  Opportunities seem to be growing  scarcer every year, and kickers and  schemers more abundant.  Used by Physicians and Others in the  Seventeenth Century.  Talk of the great plague in India  brings to mind an article by Dr. Charles  Fiessinger, in Janus, on sanitation in  the seventeenth century. Some of the  precautions then used seem a little ridiculous in the light of modern science,  but in the main they were dictated by,  sound common sense.  "A leather mask covers the head and  neck and simulates a bird's head, with  its round eye and long beak; the mask  is topped with a hat like an ecclesias-  ic's, and continues down to the levehof  tlie shoulders; a child's dress falls to the  ankles; the hands are lost to view in  enormous gloves; the right hand holds  a round rod. In such a rig as this our  fathers were accustomed to visit pest-  houses. The eye is of crystal; the  beak is a long nose filled with odoriferous substances; the mask, the robe, and  the gloves are of Levant morocco. This  MASK AND   HABIT.  was an admirable method of guarding-,  against contagion by tlie poison of the  plague, w*hich is communicated by the  touch of breath; the Levant morocco  and the beak full of perfumes keep U  out."  A man cannot depend upon a good  time unless he enjoys hard work.  A   Chancre.  A���������Before Miss Tinleigh's father  made his fortune she used to be long  and lanky.  B���������Well, has she changed?  A���������Oh, yes' Now she is divinely tall  ���������Punch.  r?  * * ��������� *-  ' . At  ,    Ml  v>  ena* rr-rr.���������r-���������^-"���������<~������������������'r~rrg;-f  ^KimSS^^mmmm!mijv^S^!SmmSSt^^^.  i,i���������i���������������^>w������mainiw^^  THE    WEEKLY    NEWS  JUNE.  2 I St       1897.  jm mili mm  ssued   Every Tuesday  At Union, B. C.  M Whitney, Editor.  TEAMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN"   ADVANCE.  -One  Year     ?*200  Six Months       125  Single Copy ' 0 05  ���������'/;'   RATES OF ADVERTISING:  One iach per year 5 12-*^  ..    ..   month,;..............'.'......     150  ���������ciic'ith col   per year    25 00  fourth   ;.'*' ���������'      ..     5000  week, ., lino          10  t>ocal coticep.per line         20  Notices,   of   Births,    Marriages    and  Deaths,  50 cents each insertion.  No Advertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons  failing lo get  The News   regularly should notify the Office.  MONDAY,   JUNE   21st,   1897.  AS   TUESDAY���������our   usual   day    oi  issue���������is    the  Queen's    Jubilee,   we go  to press   a   day   earlier that  every   one |  connected with The News may observe  and enjoy the day.  THE QUEEN'S  JUBILEE.  TV  ��������� '1/Q-MORROW throughout then British  realm,  the  Queen's  loyal   subjects  will  observe the day set apart by  proclamation  as the  Queen's Jubilee.    It will be  celebrated   with a  degree  of heartiness  and   splendor   connected with  no other  event in  British history.    From.all parts  ofthe  Empire there will be gathered in  "London official represenatives of the people to take part   in the   Royal  Pageant,  and Premier Laurier will lead the Colonial Procession.    But   grander than  the  formal ceremony of the august occasional  brillant   as   that   will   be���������will   be   the  ,  out: pouring   of  loyality     and   affection  from millions of people, from all  parts of  the globe, for the aged soveriegn.   In her  ,-5 centered all that is best in wife, mother  and queen;'and the most pleasing events  connected with the daycare the numerous  enterprises  of a charitable   and . useful  nature which have been inaugurated to  commmemorate the occasion.    They are  typical   of her nobility of character "and  glorious reign. j  easy reach of church, his children are  not, far from the school house, and bad  weather does not interrupt their attendance. There is sufficient variety to  prevent the weariness of monontony  The nearer country and village approach  the better. The sinitary arrangements  and finish of the city should be copied-  the freedom, joyousness, brightness, and  naturalness of the country retained.  A  village ' which  is  parcly  a  mining  * *���������  camp is peculiar; it is  cosmopolitan.     A  portion'of the people are restless, agitators, discontented and changeable. These  do not long remain, nor does their life  much affect the general, current. Those  that remain are'the salt that savours the  community. They have traveled enough*  to be free from narrowness, possess a  knowledge of the world, have seen and  understand what is best, and make the  most desirable of citizens.  There is no nobler works than that of  moulding the life of a community into  the best forms. This work should not be  left to the press, the pulpit, or the teacher  alone. Every good citizen helps to make  purer, sweeter and more attractive our  village life.  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOV'T AGENT Assessor  and Collector.��������� W. B.   Anderson, Office," Union,  residence, Comox.  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  and Coroner.,���������James Abrams, Union. "  JUSTICES- of the Peace.���������Union,  A. McKnight, W.-B. Walker, and H. P.  Coilis.���������-Comox, Geo. F. Drabble, and  Thoanas Cairns.���������Courtenay,* J. W.  McKenzie.���������Sand wick, John Mundell.  CONSTABLES.���������J. W. Hutchinson,  and P. S. Scharscilmidt, Union.  '  t       if  V  cm  C O U.R T E N A Y.  COUIITENAY* is a pleasant village situuted  on both sides of the Counenay River, and on  Llie road u j the Settlement, three miles from  Comox Uay. The road lo Union also passos  through it. lb lias a central position. Hero  are two hotels, one first class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post'onicc, shops, etc.' It.io  a favorite place for fishermen and hunters.  Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.  Steamer City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  COURTENAY. B.C.  Directory,.,  COURTENAY HOUSE,    A.   H.  Calluin, Proprietor.  Mc-  The   Steamer  CITY of NANAIMO  will sail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers  and freight may ofi'cr  Leave Victoria, Tuesday. 7 a. m.  *���������   Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday. 7 a. m  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, 7 a.m.  Nanaimo for Victoria    Saturdey, 7 a.m  For freight or state  rooms  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  <������������>  Our   Queen's   Diamond  Jubilee  VILLAGE LIFE.  T*  J_  HE   village    is    the   happy    mean  between  country  and city.    It is a parr  of both.   The  country can  claim it,   bin  it  is  often looking forward   to  the  city  especially if its  inhabitants be  enterprising and ambitious.    It has its neighborly  feeling like the  country;  like  the  city it  -   has its stores, shops,  churches,  places of  'amusement,-and often a nevyspaper.    Il  is free from the  country's   isolation,  and  free  too  from the city's  congestion  and  slums.    It   may   have,   and  often   does  have,  sidewalks to lift it out of the mud,  water supply, sevvers,  lights; and if it be  well. planed  it   will have  outside  of its  business   streets,   gardens   for    flowers,  small  fruits, and  cresses,  etc.    Its  outskirts  unlike  the  city,  which  are often  crude   and   undesirable,   are    generally  marked with fine  residences  surrounded  with a few acres of land, with  plenty of  fruit trees and arborial foliage.  The village has a social life distinct  from either the country or city. People  in   the  village meet often  and   knowing  Ring in her Diamond Jubilee !  All honor to our Queeu !  Our Queen Victoria, thanks to God,  Our eyes this day have seen ;  Thro' all the years of weal and woe  She lives beloved and true;  A woman every inch a Queen,  The Queen a woman, too.  A Queen with most supreme contempt  For all things base and mean !  A woman with the tenderest heart,  Fiir suffering sorrow keen !  A sudden terror in a mine,  A sad cry from the sea ;  And, quick as thoughc the Queen's kind  hoart   *'"  Responds in sympathy.  Well may her people fe������! with her,  One both in joy and woe ;  And could they only bear her griefs,  No sorrow should she know;  But, ah ��������� it must be ever thus,  Nf> lot ex-empi from pain ;  But pain, Ood-given a.ud sanctified,  Brings Uir'ssSngs iu its train.  Willi Ukxtj she hesis th������u h:*il her Queen!  Tear* for tjift Widowed q;>p.  Whose iii'.ter iodri prepares the \cny  Thro' which sho mount** a Throne.  Most faithfui    d-".*;s;hlrer ! loving wife,  And happy mother, we  Stie in oar Queen's great happinc-is  How deep her grief could be.  And lea*m to love the sympathy  Born of her own great los:*,  The great refining fire, Heaven-sent,  That burned up all earth's dross. ���������  And now the Queen thinks of her poor  And plans that earnest way,  That they may see she thinks of thein  Oa that auspicious day.  God bless our land, and bless our Queen,  And keep her long in life.  To rule in peace and iise her power  Against unholy strife ;  And when her long and happy life  Shall close in joyful peace,  Great Heavenly King ! receive our Queen,  Where love can never cease.  ���������RIVERSIDE HOTEL,   J.  J.   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEORGE    B.    LEIGHTOMT,     Blacksmith, and Carriage Maker.  LIVERY  COMOX.  COMOX is a village beautifully located Jon tho  I bay of the same name, in Comox District.   A  I Practice Range, Mess House and Wharf, havo  lately been established on the Sand Spit, which!  forms the harbor, by the naval authorities, and  here some one of Her Majesty's Ships is to be  found two-thirds of the time.   Here' is a post  office, two hotels, two stores, bakery, etc.   The  scenery      grand, and good hunting near.   The  ��������� City of Nanaimo from Victoria calls hero on  Wednesdays, and departs  Friday   mornings.  CO"WCOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  SAKSSY, Comox, B. C.  I a������m prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. Kilpatriek,  Union, B. C  EAMING-  ^s-yscsc*^":  Society     Cards  length,  mining.  XJ N I O IT.  THIS TOWN, the eastern p.-.rt of which  is called   Cumberland,   is finely   situated  on the foot hills, ofthe Unford Mountian**;,  about   coo ieet  above the   waters of the  Georgian Straits,, 'tur! 6o   niile^   north of  Nanaimo.     It is   connected   with   Bayr.e  Sound,   tov  a line of nilw.iy  13   miles in  It--   principal     industry   is   coal  Il turns   out   from   700 tons   to  1,000 tons   of c>al   per  dav   of the   be.������t  steam coal.     This is transferee! over  the  railway to Union wharf (Bayne Sound) to  .the   ships   and   steamers and   tuys   with  scows   awaiting to  receive it.    The   fine  .'coal, is   manufactured   here into   a good  article of coke   which   bids fair   to   grow  into an immense industry of itself. Extensive   bunkers   are .being   constructed \it  ���������the ��������� Wharf. in   connection  with the-coal  industry.  Union   is   the    market������������������. place   for  the  Comox farming settlement, and   contains  3,000   population.       It'   has   one    larye  Departmental Store besides two general  stores,   four large   hotels, two  saw mills,  two merchant    tailoring-   establishments,  various shops, such as dry goods, tin and  hardware, metal,   harness   and  saddlery,  livery, jewlery, .stationery, bakeries,   and  barber shops,   photograph gallery,   brass  band,  a  graded   school,   four   churches,  and   a   newspaper.     It   is   reached   by  steamer from Victoria and Nanaimo.  I.    O.    O.    F.  Union Lodge,   No.   11,   meets   e en-  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brcth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. An lev. R. S.  F  & A. M, B. C. R.  Cumberland Lodge,  A.  , " Union, B. C.  Lodge meet������!' first rriday in each  month. Visiting brethren are cordially  invited to aitenct.    < '  L.    jMouncf. Sec.  Hiram Lcx.pc No 14 A.F .& A.I\!.,li.C.K  Courie'.iay Ii. C.  Lodge meets* on every Saturday  on or  bemre the full of tlie moon  Visiting Brothers    cordially  requested  to attend.  "McConnell,  Secretary.  ^Dealer in  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY   DONE  a^Agent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and  ������������������Ranges   Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight heaters  ^^^^^^^^mm^^mm^*mmmmmmWmmMtmmnMmmlmWmmm^mMm^^-~���������^���������^^-  BO TOU  7AEIT0UK'  mm?.  It publishes all that is worthy'of notice  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gives <���������   .  ihe cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWSJ  It Supports  GOOD   ORDER,   RUBLIC   ENTERPRISES,   THE   CHURCHES,   FRA-  TERNAL SOCIETIES, everything'worthy of encouragement.  It Publishes Occasionally,  * Bright Original Stories,  Brig-lit Original Poems,  , Bright Original "Chatter."  And is,the ONLY 'WEEKLY-COUNTRY PAPER in the PROVINCE  v.hich'hasa TELEGRAPHIC. SERVICE. , '   ���������'  ���������It i* the pxpnr.p-ni of  ihe   district,   and  by it t>ie fii-u-ict  will   be   judged   by   the.  outside public. ���������  ���������      "  It ������s as CHEAP as,-,   good   pnpL.r  can  be produced m a coiinln disiri.-t.'  Give it vonr yvnomus :-iippoii rind ih<:re  "ill be inc:f-;:.-,:il im>or< vrm<-r.:*v  Ml'Jri������K>VW*7M������f*UtU,u  Cumberland   Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  ' Meets every altern-iie   Wednesdays ol  each month at  8  o'clock p.m.    Visaing  llrelhren cordially invited to attend.  John Combe, Scribe.  ���������g������&  P  I A Jubilee Number.  The June issue of The Canadian   Magazine  is  a   jubilee   number containing  'The Childhood of the Queen," by   Fritz  Hope, with'ten special illustrations; "The  Queen's   Horses   and   Carriages,"    with  twelve copyright   photographs, by   Mary  Spence   Warren; "Canada's   Progress in  the   Victorian Era," by John A.   Cooper,  (the  editor);   "The   Queen's   Reign:   Its  each   other,   have  a   friendly   greeting,    most Striking   Characteristic   and   most  ��������� ��������� - Beneficent  Achievement," a   symposium  contributed to by Principal  Grant,   Prof.  Goldwin   Smith,   A  Conan Doyle,   Newman Hall D.D., and some other  leading  Britishers;   and   "English    Principles of  Canadian   Gouernment,"   by   Dr. J.   G.  Bourinot, the historian.    Ernest   He.iton  contributes   a   strong   criticism   of  our  immigration policy, and P.  T.   McGrath  writes of the new Fast Atlantic Line  via  Newfoundland. David  Christie Murray's  dissections     of     the       work    of      the  leading   writers of fiction are   continued,  and this instalment deals with the characteristics   of   Crockett,    and     Maclaren.  Three  bright short stories, a number of  clever poems aud the usual  departments  fill up a brilliant  number of a  magazine  $������n  saxis  even where   they  do   not visit.    Unlike  ,<��������� the citv  there is   not an idle fashionable  class���������useless,   selfish, vain,   and  exclusive;   yet in  the  village   one  may still  exercise the right of choice of companionship; that is even accorded in the country.  The French   village is a happy  combination of country  and town.    The  resident  is  often a farmer,   but he  does not  own broad   acres of  uncultivated   land.  He makes much  out of little.    He practices intensified farming;���������a  few acres is  all he requires.    He has his  house and a  good  sized   lot in the   village���������his   land  outside  from  one-half to three  miles or  ,  ....     ... w������������ ..^1,1.    1/1     c*     iiiat^ clonic  four miles distant.    His family has all the    which deserves the sympathy and support  advantages of the  town; .he here spends    of every magazine reader.    The  illustra-  his  Jong   evenings,    and  nights.    After  breakfast  he is off to  work.    He is independent, self supporting, contented  and  happy.    His  Sundays are passed within  tions of the number are superb.  If our readers have any local news of interest, we will be pleased fcn insert pane in  the local column, if brought to the office.  FOR SALE.���������My house and two  lots in  the village of Courtenay.  K. .Grant,'.Union.  T7OR SALE, RANCH���������One mile and a  ���������*��������� half from Union, contains 160 acres  aud will be disposed of at a low figure. Enquire of James Abrams.  For Sale.���������The dwelling house and  lot on tMaryport avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is \\ storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, NEWS ������5'FICE.  XI TANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquire  * * at "News Office.  FOR RENT-The boarding  house late  ly occupied by Mr.  A.   Lindsay.    App y  to H. P. Coilis at the Union Department  Store.  SUNDAY SERVICES  St. George's Piiesbyterian- Chukch���������  Rev. J. A. Logan, pastor. Services at II a.  w. and 7 p. m. Sunday School at 2:30.  Y.P.S.C.E.   at   close   of   evening   service.  Methodist Ohukch��������� Services at the  usual hours morning and evening. Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  TRiNrrv Church��������� Services in   the   evening.    Rev. J. X. Willemar, rector.  ^S^^jass^*^  Notice to Taxpayers.  + +  ~+    * +-  Assessment Act and Provincial  Revenue Tax,  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  accordance with the Statutes, that Prb  vincial Revenue Tax and Taxes levied  under the Assessment Act are now due  for the year 1897. All of the above named  Taxes collectible within the Comox, Nelson. Newcastle, Denman and > Hornby  Islands Division of the District of Co  mox, are payable at my office.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the  following rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 30th,  1897���������Provincial Revenue, $3.00 per  capita.  Three-fifths of one per cent on Real  Property.  Two and one-half per cent on Wild  Land.  One-half of one percent on Personal  Property.  One-half of one per cenc on Income.  If paid   after   June 30th,   1897���������  Four-fifths of one per cent on Real  Property.  Three per cent  on  Wild Land.  Three-fourths of one per cent on Personal Property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on  Income.  W. B. Anderson,  Assessor and Collector.  January 1897.  Florist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  Seeds.? Orriarnental   Trees and  Shrubs:ai-vvays.  Also*;.bulfcs   in    variety,    including*  Hyacinths,   "Narcissus,   Fuchias.u  Tulips and "Lillies.  -     - B. C.  Urjion,  J": :r������ -mcleod  General Teaming. Powder  Oil, Etc,. Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER   WORK  DONE  CUMBEKL ANT)    S1KOB    SHO  *>-?������  I have moved into-my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, wherel am prepared  to manufacture and repair all kinds of  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call.  NELSON PARKS.  NOTICE.���������All subscriptions in aid of the  Fire Brigade and its appliances, should be  paid to Mr. Frank Dalby.  We do   all   kinds   of  Job Printing, anything  from a Dodger to the  neatest Business Card  or Circular.  NOTICE  "An Act to   Prevent   Certain   Animals from. "Running at Large���������1896"  Stock owners are   hereby   notified   to  keep all Swine, Stallions of one year  old  and upwards, and Bulls over nine months-  old, under proper enclosure, as   all   animals of these descriptions, found running-  at large will be dealt with under the  provisions of the Act referred to.  Comox, B. C.        W.  B. ANDERSON,  June 7th, 1896. Gov't Agent.  Do you know that we can print you just  as neat a business card as you can get in  any other printing office in the Province,  and just as cheap too ? Bear in mind, we  print meal tickets, also ? In fact we can  do anything in the line of job printing.  Give us a trial.  \  m  i  ���������  is  i  :0  1  n  .<'#���������"  ^*s  W  %  -'P !\  I  !    1  J'  ���������THg    WEEKLY    XEVVS    J-uNE.    21st    1897.  David   Christie Murray's Criticisms.  We have read the criticisms of this  writer in the Canadian Magazine and  wonder on what meat this butcher feed-;:  ������  He   damns   with faint   praise   our  best  writers, and others of lesser note,   or perhaps of equal merit in the eyes of the gen  eral reader, he honors with his abuse.  *    Murray has Sir   Walter   Scotc  on   the  brain.    He is the model bv which all others'are judged.    None   are   his   equals;  and if they have hot been called so,   may  pass with a few derogatory scratches; but  woe betide them if any writer  has  dared  speak of them   in the   same   breath   in  which he has mentioned Scott. That fact  has sealed their doom. Scott was a miracle  of genius.    When he died miracles disap  peared.    We  have  no longer genuises,  only plodders.    Industry  enables   them  to gather the material   of  great   stories,  but they cannot arrange them   so   as   to  touch the soul of humanity.    Murray evi-,  dently thinks he is the soul  of humanity,  and as he isn't moved, the general   reader'is not.    But  if Murray  would judge  his contemporaries by his own works.and  could do it with an unprejudiced eye,  he  would  think  better of' Crawford's    and  Morris' works.    The fact is.���������we   are   all ,  too apt to judge all literary works by the  pleasure they   give   us,   forgetting   that  tastes vary, and that the supreme test is  ,the number of people  who  are  touched  and benefited.    The critics do not greatly add to or   detract   from   the   literary  fame of any writer.    It   is   the mass  of  readers.    None of them may have  much  cultiration, but their combined commendation  outweighs that   of  the   greatest  critic   that  ever   lived.    Murray   would  write   more rastionally if he could forget  all about his  idol.'   Scott so completely  fills his   eye that   he has no  admiration  for any one else.  fg^There is Nothing  LEATHER  LIKE  AT.  ���������#  If it is Weil Put Together  .Anderson'  METAL  B  ��������� ���������rfllTMIIMII  #6  Works.  !  The following Lines are  Represented  So here It is : :  Single Harness at $io, $12, $15 per set  > Watches, docks and jewellery  and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips at 10,  25,  50 and a good 'Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone  at $1 and up to $2.  in  I have the largest Stock  of  WHIPS  town and also the    .  Best Axle Grease at Q BOxES  ���������Fop Twenty���������Five Cents-  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  Promptly- and  "NEATLY DONE  Wesley Willard  * NEATLY   REPAIRED =  Tin, sheetiron, and copper work  Bicycles Repaired  * 1  Guns and rifles, repaired  Plurnbihg in all its branches,  ' Pumps, sinks and piping,  Electric bells placed,  Speaking tubes placed  Hot air furnaces,  Folding bath and improved  Air-tight stoves, specialties  Office and Works   ^dssS������ near  DAVID JO   ES, Proprietor,    MANUFACTURER OF    SODA  WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER  ALE,  Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler  of Different  Brands  of   Lager Beer,   Steam Beer  and  Porter.  Agent for tho Union Brewery- Company. "   *  KEG- BErE'ES, SOXjID FOB C^lSH OST^^ST  COURTENAY, BYC.  CHEAP! CHBAPllOHEAP!!  T HES'E  PKOFESSIOlTiLIj,  Drs. Lawrence &. West wood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  * xjosrib-LT s.c  We have appointed 3VLr. James , Abrams our collector until iurtner "notice, to whom all overdue accounts  ir ay be paid.  The Trunk Road.  The Wellington Enterprise is pleading  "earnestly to have the entire appropriation  for    the     NT:inaimo-Qomox Trunk    road  spent   on   the   south   end.    It  is   right  in fi.jlitjg-i^ for  the interest of  its section;  nevertheless only one-half of the amount  will be expended on that end. ��������� The ro.'id  will be completed to   Qualicum river and  t hr������t river.bridged, and the balance ofthe  . $4,000 expended in   improving the  road  south.    T.hev wisely build a j������ood road as  far as   .they. go.    The other   half of the  appropriation   -will  be   expanded at   this  ch I, .ind sh-ai'd oe as early in the season  a-r practicable.   '  We understand R >id Overseer Uark-  \ey is at wuik -.villi a *.* ui^ ot" men improving the r������ad between front River, and  the \Vh.irf. Let the Ti\*:u river bridge  be built as soon as _ practicable so we  can use the toad. As it is now we can't  drive to Uayne Sound which is practically our outer wharf.  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  Physician, $ Surgeon   and   AccoucnEcrit.  ���������    Offices: Willard Block, JCumberland  Courtenay House, Courtenay.  Hours of jUonsultation:^Cumberland, 10 to  12 a. m. Tuesdays add Fridays,  COURTKNAY,   7 to 9  A. M. AND P. M.   -  /. *i   ��������� T   ���������   *W *       fc--' f~i a��������� ���������������'    ���������   *     ������������������' - ���������'     -^ -    *���������"���������      ' i) .  W- ,     ��������� i      ,sjj  }���������������   Denclstpy.iivall.itS'BranGl-ies   ���������*  fljj   ' Platelwor'n; tilling and oxcracUng   " ft;.  "H Office opponitelJWiivi-rly lL'$t-l, Uuiou "5j  *������>!*,- ���������' . ,*-^)  $      Hours���������9 :-i.m. tu 5 ;>.\n   and from     $  .*y i> :>. ai   r.u S n.n'i. - '-  (*���������>  9 :-i.m. ru 5 ;>.un   and lion  0* n.m   t,u S p.n'i. - |v.'  23 V-?SSf?^S!^������^'S^'  . ..������������������ j>. .-..j.  Esquima!t &. Nanaimo  Railway Company.  NO TICE.  TO   PROSPECTORS,   Miners,   and  Holders of Mineral CUims on  unoccupied land within the Esquimau & Nanaimo  Railway Company's  Land  Grant���������FOR  ONE YEAR ONLY from the the date of  this  notice,   the  Railway  Company will  sell their rights to all Minerals, (excepting  Coal.and Iron) and the  Surface rights of  Mineral Claims, at the   price af $5.00 per  acre.-* Such sales -will oe  subject 'to'all  other, reservations, contained in  conveyances   from the   Company   prior to this  date.    One-half of the  purchase  money  to be  paid ten   davs after   recording the  Claim with the government,  and a duplicate of the record to be filed in the Com  pany's Land Office, Victoria, on payment  of the first   instalment.    The  balance of  the   purchase   money  to be paid in two  equal instalments, at the expiration of six  and   twelve   months,   without    intercoi.  Present holders of Mineral Claims  who  have not previously made other arrangements with the   Company  for   acquiring  Surface and Mineral righu,   are   hereby  notified   to at once   make the   first payment on their  Claims, as  otherwise they  will be deemed and treated as trespassers.  Leonard H. Solly,  Victoria, BC."|    Land Commissioner.  BARKER & POTTS,  BARRISTERS,  SOLICITORS,  NOTARIES.   &C.  OfSco Ituom *>, MfiMiou .t jMiioi-u U'jd'g midiit  NAXAUiO.   B.   C, '  IJ. O.   I1KAWBB    IS.  atwxaaffiSftKssws^i* in^3rf**������w������r������wiaissK,mata������������BBM������������  H. A. Simpson  Barrister Lc Solicitor, UNO's 2 & 4  , Commercial Street.  t  j-.CT^S.JiT.&.IIM'.O,     B.    C.  L P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister,?Solicitor Notary Public  Office:���������First    Street. 5 Union, B  C.  YARWOOD   &   YOUNG  BARRISTERS andiSOLIClTORS  June 1, 1897.  2390  SEALED TENDERS will be received  by the undersigned up to June 29th, 1897  for the clearing 10 acres on or near the  water front of lot 10 Nelson District,  commonly called Cotton's Claim.  Particulars Obtained from undersigned.  "IThe lowest >������r anv  tender not  neces-  sarily accepted.  .2370 Robert Lawrence.  Corner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nauaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be in Union the 3rd  Wednesday  o  each mouth aud remain tea days.        ..  .   ,  ���������i������w(BPnnn-Bmjpmiuw'iiiii ��������� ���������n���������m mm tiihiwiiimi maimi���������n ima nnm iri-i imriiii i  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent for the Alliance Fire  Insurance Company of Lon  don   and   the  Phoenix 0  Hartford. ���������....' ������������������.���������������������������  Agent for the Provincial  Building and Loan Association of Toronto   Union, B.C.  ii     ���������        -      ���������' ��������� ���������* ��������� *    ���������-������������������������������������-  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Bastion Street     ���������    Nanaimo B. C.  Manufactures   the  finest  cigars   and  employes none but white labor.  Why purchase inferior foreign  cigars  when you can obtain a superior, arti  CLE foi the same money  Why send away for your printing  when you can get it done equally as well at  the News ? Oar prices are reasonable,' and  we are now prepared to turn out everything  in the line of Job Printing.  Cumberland Hotel.  Union, B. C.  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and, Bar  North of Victoria,  fYnd - the best kept house.  Spacious Billiard Room  and  new  Billiard and Pool Tables  Best of Wines and Liquors.  A FltfE 3T0UKJ1.--  Clocks, watches, bocks  ancl stationery.  T. D.  O  J*j11   vv  **��������� P * !  I   4   J   VV   ^u  SI  f\ r**!  fr*>  .tan  ���������ZESjP  w  TJ^TZOISJ',  TE  A. u. iilSuflct-iU,  use and Sign Painter  Paper-Hanging, KaJsomining  and   Decorating.  GRAINING A SPECIALTY.  All orders Promptly Attended to  TJnion, E.,C.  Barber  &kOD  c  -HAND.  ���������Vst  lamina  iishment  O. H. Fechner,  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale on Dunsmuir ave;  consisting of lots 4 and 5 in  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 5 in block 10,  and other lots in Cumberland  Townsite. ��������� Bargains,  ���������James Abrams.  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. A liberal reward  will be paid  for information  leading to  conviction.  VV. E. Norris, Sec'y  ,   AS WELL AS  '' McMullen's  choice  r-na^raS; ������Vfra^lffinnf53 ���������*    '-* - - '  Manufactured and Sold by* .. , "*\.t ��������� r  T������E ONTARIO WIRE FENCING CO.. LTO.     Steel   Wire     NcttlllP"    fof  Picton. Ontario, ������**>  Trellis,   Poultry Yards,   I.awn Fencng,   etc.,  are' sold   much   Lower   this year,   than, ever  before.        .  They are.the best.    Ask  Merchant for them.  your  Hard  ware  GO TO  FOR  Z-t\  AT  E  ��������� ,:.S!'.'t\  yyyJ  nces.  w  sy  Posters  Pamphle  Dance Programmes Menues  Visiting, Card _ Mourning   Card  Billheads  Envelopes  Cir  Letterheads  GOOD PAPER  GOOD INK  ^S^ Our   Work  Speaks  Statements  oteheads  Our   Worth  BM������SgjBTOM������"i;.T .MiH-iMiar;  -<fjitwjTr^!hwMiBrtiimvr:������,Ti������������.'j  &M   'riie ^ost Cougb S.  ^gTastoa Good. Use ia time.  EpSoJd by Druggist:  I presume we have used over  one hundred bottles of Piso's  Cure   for  Consumption   in   my  family,  and    I    am   continually   advising   others  to get it.    Undoubtedly it is the  T I      I  I ever used.���������W. C. Miltenbbrgee, Clarion, Pa'.,  Bee. 29, 1894.��������� 1 sell Piso's Cure for Consumption, and never have any com-  plaints.���������E. Shorey, Postmaster,  Shorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st, 1894;  ?.-��������� B.ISCtfS" CURE FOR  The Best Cough Syfup.  Tastes Good. Use in tlme.|  Sold by Druggists.  CONSUMPTION  Subscribe for   THE  $2.00 per annum.  NEWS  50  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE.  TRADE  MARKS,  DESIGNS,  COPYRICHTS  &.C  Anyone sending a sketch and description may  quickly ascertain, free, whether an invention is  probably patentable. Communications strictly  confidential. Oldest agency for securing patents  in America.    We have a Washington office.  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Oxygen causes an increase of the former  and a decrease of the latter, so that,  according to a writer in the British  Medical Journal, wounds treated with  oxygen heal niore rapidly and with less  pain than by anjr other form of treat-  , ment.  sea In destroying the bulwarks of the  land. This has occurred at the great  chalk cliffs near Dover, which have suffered from the withdrawal of a part of  the drifting sand accumulating at their  feet and shielding them from the direct  assault of the waves. Long piers constructed at Dover and, Folkestone have  diverted the sand and it has been found  necessary to construct heavy sea-walls  to protect the cliffs.  COLLIS  P.  HUNTINGTON.  Pacific  Tbe Earliest Men.  ��������� Dr. Ranke, of the German Anthropological Society, recently undertook to  describe the physical characteristics of  the earliest men, as ascertained from  the'examination of prehistoric graves.  They were of a yellowish color, he  said, and had coarse hair. Their heads  were peculiarly shaped; the part of .the  skull which contains the brain being  large relatively to the face, while the  face was small. ��������� They had other peculiarities, among which was the rudimentary or undeveloped condition of  the third molar, or back grinder tooth.  The Doctor believes that the first men,  originated in Asia.  Strawberries as Foe������d.  In an address on "Horticulture and  ' Health,'' before the American Association for the Advancement of Science,  Prof. W. R. Lazenby discussed the nutritive  value  of  various   fruits,   and  showed that an   average   man    who  should undertake to live on strawberries  alone  would  have   to    consume  eighty-eight pounds of them in a day  in order to obtain a sufficient quantity  of one of the most important elements  of food, protein.   But while he was getting the proper amount of protein from  the strawberries, they would give him  seven times too much of another necessary compound, namely, carbohydrates.  Forty-four pounds of tomatoes a day  would supply nearly the right quantity  and   proportion   of   protein,   carbohydrates and fat, the three most essential v  constituents of food.   The chief value  of fruit consists in its acids, which are  important to health.  Freaks of Two Cats.  In a Philadelphia store there is a cat  known as Jim. The other day a young  woman entered the store for the purpose of paying a bill. She was given a  seat on a large settee while the office  boy obtained the receipt. Now, the  back of this settee rests against a railing which incloses the office. This railing is very much like a back yard fence,,  and for that reason is a favorite place  for Jim. He was in this place when tlie  lady took the seat and he cast admiring glances at her. She was neatly attired in black and had a large stuffed  bird in her ha.t. Everything went well  until Jim spied this bird, and with a  jump he was on her hat, much to the  alarm and fright of the lady, who instantly sprang to her feet, screaming  loudly. Jim was quickly removed, but  could not be driven away .while the lady  remained in the store. The clerks are  going to give Jim a stuffed bird for a  Christmas present.  James Bell, also a resident of the  Quaker City, owns a pretty maltese cat,  whose * only, fault is ��������� kleptomania.  Madge is the cat's name.'*.. While Mr.  Bell was eating his supper a few evenings ago he was startled by a funny  noise on the "stairs. Running in the  direction of the racket he beheld the  thieving cat coming down the stairs  with his gold chain in her mouth, while  the watch was bumping each step, evidently much to the delight of the cat.  Quickly seizing his timepiece, Mr. Bell  made a lunge for the cat, but Madge  escaped. Lately the family had been  at a loss to know what Madge had done  with her kittens. Their whereabouts  were discovered by Mr. Bell, who  found the tiny creatures cozily nestled  in his new silk hat.   ���������  President    of    the    Southern  Railroad Company.  Coilis P. Huntington, President of the  Southern Pacific Railroad Company,  :ias been prominently before the public,  lirecting the lobby in Washington in  lie interest of the ��������� Pacific Railroad  funding bill that was before the house.  Thp public is familiar with the outlines  of his Monte Cristo career and understands the bitter feeling   against the  OLD    LANDMARK    GONE.  Pennsylvania's'State Capitol Bnildine at Harrisbnrjr Recently Destroyed"  by Fire. ".....-  Pt.ranere Things on Mnrs,  The planet Mars has recently (December 11) been again in apposition to the  sun and consequently favorably situated for telescopic observation. In  fact, astronomers have been studying it.  for some months as it approached apposition, and have once more discerned  those curious lines on its surface called  "canals." They have also seen again the  round, or oval, spots that appear at  points where many canals meet, and to  which Mr. Lowell has given the name  of "oases." One of the la lest and most  interesting observations relates to an  "oasis" called "Trivium Charontis." On  November 10 this spot, at which nine  "canals'' meet, was seen, at Monsieur  Flammarion's observatory near Paris,  to be double, or cut in two. Five days  earlier, at the same observatory, the  spot had appeared dark, broad and  single.  The Lost   Arts.'  If Wendell Phillips were living to-day  he would find many fresh illustrations  of ancient ingenuity for his celebrated  lecture on the "Lost Arts." Mrs. Le  Plogeon lately showed in Appleton's  Popular Science Monthly that the old  Peruvians must havo understood the  laws of atmqsphereic pressure in order  to construct the very curious jars and  vases that they have left. One of these  pieces of pottery was'ornamented with  the figures of two monkeys, and when  water was poured into, or out of. the  vessel, sounds like the screeching of  monkeys were heard. Another similar  vessel had the figure of a bird which  -littered appropriate notes: another was  ornamented with a cat which mewed,  and another with snakes which hissed.  A most ingenious water-jar bore the  form of an aged woman upon whose  cheeks tears were seen to trickle, while  sobs were heard, when water was poured from the jar.  The Death of Willie "Lincoln.  In the St. Nicholas Mrs. Julia Taft  Bayne gives an interesting glimpse of  "Willie and Tad Lincoln," who were  plaj-mates of her brother, "Budd." Mrs.  Bayne gives the following account of  the death of Willie Lincoln: On Feb. 1  Budd had a severe cold and was kept  in for a few days, and Tad -reported  that "Willie-had a cold, too." When  -Budd returned from a visit, he said,  "Willie is dreadfully sick; he talks  about me and the pony all the time."  My mother went to Inquire, and Mrs.  Lincoln told her they feared typhoid  fever.  Sometimes the President would "come  in, stand awhile at the foot of the bed,  and go out without speaking. Once he  laid his arms on Budd's neck as he sat  at the bedside, and leaning over,  smoothed Willie's hair.  Although on Feb. 20, at noon, my  mother brought news from the White  House that Willie was better, saying  that he had held Budd's hand and  knew him, Willie died at 5 o'clock of  that day. Tad was overcome with  grief, and was ill for some time after.  system which has kept the Pacific coast  in the grip of his railroad. His personal  characteristics are, not so .well known.  He is described as having a calm, be-  whiskered, ox-eyed and nervous face.  His frame is tall and elastic, revealing  the strength and health of an iron constitution.    There is a tendency of, his  head to bend forward when* lie. walks,  and he carries a gold-headed cane from  habit rather than necessity.   He dresses  in   black,   but   is' neither   shabby   nor  fashionable.   He wears a tiny gold stud  in his shirt boson and a small ring on  the little finger of his left hand.   He is  not given to ostentation.   He is fond of  reading and enjoys a game of whist in  the evening.    He does not like society.  He rarely goes to balls or big dinners.  He gives no champagne   suppers    and  keeps no dog kennels or racing stables.  He is averse to elaborate furniture and  draperies.    He is opposed   to liveried  lackeys, and'disappointed his daughter  by  refusing to adopt a coa*t of arms  when she married a prince.    His great  grievance is that he has little home life.  He longs to settle down in a house permanently and live in quite ease.    His  ambition is said to be to lead a studious  existence in a country home.  The   Remarkable   Achievements of  French Surireon.  A prominent physician and surgeon in  France, M. Calot, - has recently' performed some remarkable operations on  hunchbacks. He undertakes tostraight-  A WASHINGTON  DEBUTANTE.  Miss   Mary  Wilson, Dnusjhter of  the  Postmaster General.  Miss    Mary    Wilson    is    the    eldest  daughter of Postmaster General Wilson and is one of this season's Wash- j  ington debutantes.  Miss Wilson .was born in  Washing-  en them out, and has already accomplished this prodigy In the case of thirty-seven subjects, and what is fully as  marvellous as his discovery is that all  his    operations    have    succeeded.    It  other. The time required to arrange  tlie spinal column properly is from one  to two minutes.  The Doctor has not had one accident  in thirty-seven cases. . He has even  been surprised at the facility with  which the operation has been- done.  The great difficulty of the operation  was to maintain the loosened spinal  column in its normal position. The  slightest false movement might bring  about a rupture of the spinal cord and  so cause "instant death. A circular  bandage of plaster is laid on.a bed of  wadding... Then over the vertebrae that'  constituted the hump are plugs of wadding, laid crosswise, allowing of the  tightening of the plaster band without  having to fear for the child any inconvenience in the functions of the'abdominal thoracic viscera. Ten to fifteen  minutes suffice for the construction of  the apparatus.- After that time the plaster is firm, the child can be brought to,  and the operation is over.  This plaster apparatus should remain  on the body three or four months.  When it is taken off the back is flat.  Then the first apparatus is replaced by  a similar one for the same length of  time. After the second or third apparatus the child is allowed to walk with  a corset. That Is the period of convalescence. The absolute removal of the  deformity has taken exactly ten  months. -'- :      ,      ���������* ���������  The'Academie de Medecine, the National Society of French physicians, has  congratulated Doctor Calot on his com-  "Worn by the Sea.  Astonishing effects are sometimes  produced by storm billows tearing  away beaches and bluffs ou the sea-  coast. But, upon the whole, the steady  wearing effect of the ordinary sea-  waves striking, or sweeping along, a  shore-line exposed to in-driving winds  is even greater, although, being distributed over a comparatively long interval  of time, it attracts less attention. Some  statistics recently published show that  on the eastern coast of England, between Flamborough Head and Spurn  Head, along a distance of .hirty or  forty miles, the beach has been retreating before the onslaught of the ocean,  for the last thirty-seven years, at the  average rate of nearly six feet a year.  The same publication shows that man  sometimes  unintentionally assists the  The Demagogue's Bill of Fare.  A certain candidate for a city office���������  so the story goes���������made it a rule that  callers should be admitted -to see him  at anj- moment, even if he were at  table. This rule, it is needless to say,  applied only before election.  The candidate was fond of the pleasures of the table, and was aware that  this was not counted to his disadvantage among a certain class of nis supporters. Therefore, when he was seated one day at a meal of canvas-back  duck and champagne, and his maidservant announced that a depuration  of men from the ward was waiting in  the hall to see him, he did not order  these articles removed until he had  found out who the men were.  "They looks like workin'men, sir,"  said the maid.  "Then, quick. Bridget! Take off the  duck and the wine, and bring me some  cold chicken and a cup of coffee.*'  The servant did as she was bid. , She  had gone out of the room after executing the order, and the politician was  devoting himself in a somewhat gingerly way to the cold chicken, when the  girl came rushing in again.  "I've just found out, sir," she paid,  "that they's a dilegation of poor, half-  starved, shtrikin' tailors from' the  sweat-shops!"  The politician gave a long whistle.  "Ah, then, if that's the case, Bridget,  take off the chicken and the coffee, and  just hand me a cold potato and a glass  of water, and show them in!"  HOW  PERFORMED.  MISS  MARY  ton about eighteen years ago at the  home of her maternal grandfather,  Prof. Huntington, of Columbian University, but spent the first few years  of her life at the old family home in  West Virginia. She was educated at  the Hollins Institute in Virginia, from  which she was graduated last June.  She is devoted to her music and books |  quite as much as the gayeties of society  life, and her sweet voice charms all  who hear her sing.  Like ajl other Washington girls, she  declares allegiance to the wheel, and  in a very fetching bicycle suit sho Is  often seen spinning over the smooth  asphaltuni pavings of the Capital City.  She has her mother's cordiality of manner, and her merry, blithesome disposition makes her popular with all who  know her. Miss Wilson is a decided  blonde, with nut-brown hair which the  sun glints with just a trifle of his own  rich red.  should,  however,  be stated  that children alone have been treated.  A hunchback is a person whose vertebral column has broken down. What  should be done to correct this? First  pick'up the vertebral column, straighten it out and keep it upright by an apparatus until nature allows it to knit  together. This operation is made when  the patient is under the influence of  chloroform. The child is laid on its  stomach.    Two nurses at its head and  Just the Keason.  Young Writer (to editor of Monthly  Review)���������If you think  my article so!  good,  why don't you let me put my \  name to it? j  Editor���������Because nobody would read j  it If I did. i  Young Writer���������But you had an ar-'  tide by the duke of Ditch-water in your  last number and you put his name to ;  it. i  Editor���������Exactly; but   nobody would;  have read it if I hadn't.���������-Pick-Me-Up. ,  Sr*a of  Azov Frozen Over.  Tlie first time in the remembrance of j  the living generation the Sea of Azov is'j  frozen over solid. The Don River and  the Sea of Azov froze very suddenly  in a rather unexpected way, and as a  consequence a number of vessels were  taken' unawares and stopped on their  way. More than twelve steamers are  helpless in the ice between Azov and  Rostov, and a large number of vessels  are dispersed in various parts of this  immense frozen shoot of Water, first  tossed about by the violent storm and  then held fast in the glacial embrace.  While the River Don has frequently  frozen over there is no record of the  Sea of Azov having frozen solid in thia  century.  munieation made to that body explaining his methods ,etc.  A nautical knot is G.100 feet  Harrl   ft  Work.  "What is your nephew doing now?"  "For the last five years he has been  choosing a profession."���������JugencL  two at its feet pull so as to stretch the  child. The others support him under  the umbilical region and under the  sternum. With his hands the Doctor  makes an extremely vigorous pressure  on the hump, proceeding with method  until all the vertebrae have gone down  to the level or are even beneath the  neighboring vertebrae.  One perceives under one's hand, and  sometimes even hears, bony crackings,  which are evidence of the impairment  of the two spinal segments ancl .of the  slipping of the vertebrae one over the  Live to a Good Old Age.  Last year an old peasant named Ivan  Kouzmin was reported to have traveled  from Moscow to Kief at the age of 140.1  He was said to be in good health.  Hej  had formerly been coachman to Count  Sheremetief. but in 1840 was sent to  Siberia, where he spent fifty-four years,  returning in 1S04.   His is not the only  instance in which a Siberian exile has  survived to extreme old age. Two years .  ago there was said to have died in Samara one Lavareutii Efimoff, who had  attained the age of-150.   According to  .the newspaper reports of him he took'  part as a boy in the famous Pugatchef ���������  rebellion in the reign of Catherine the  Great, and for his share in that brief  but sanguinary outbreak spent thirty!  years of his life in Siberia.   Recently  there was said to be living in the vil- ���������  lage of Vank (Saratof government) an  Armenian aged 110, the proud ancestor  of ninety-one descendants,   of    whom  seventy-one were still living. His name  was David Kazarian.   Another Armenian,  a priest  named  Ter-Mikaeliantz,  was reported not long ago to be living  at Gori in the Caucasus at the age of  108.    He  was still_able   to   walk   to  church, aud once a jrear performed the  liturgy. If recent history in the Turkish  empire continues to repeat itself such  instances of longevity among Armenians seem likely to become rare.���������London Lancet.  Getting on Fast,  "Bilter has been learning to ride a:  bicycle he bought on the installment'  plan."  "How is he getting on?"  "First-rate. The company hasn't;  been able to catch him."���������Spare Moments.  What has become of the old-fashioned man who wore the overcoat he  had in the army?  *** lM.  1  V  1  l\  i  m  Bl  'ii  ;-.n  1  1  I  $4  I i '4J  ���������V*T  ftS  m  m  Ytf  1Y: ���������J  A Second Experience.      smokeless powdee.  ^yltfe-r-  I ���������-  /V'  li ~  There   W*Hi-. 'Be-.JTo   Doubt  aa   to   "What  Physicians Will Be Called in future  ....     ^   ..   By-jjtfa-.-'Hurlburt.  ���������   From the Republican, Fresno, Cat.  An-interesting    case    comes   from  '"* "*^ii*igs"burg, in "Fresno  county, Califor-  '���������'- nia'*.' < Mrs. -Mattie  Hurlburt  tells   her  "���������'-''own.^story,: andas. .'sheiis a  lady who is  ',-v.-weUviand., iavora/bly- known and  wellr  ���������..-yyprthy.qf credence, it'will befound interesting:--    , *        *,  ���������---.vV-While.I was living in  Fresno City  ������������������ ���������m^i-8^'5*i*?-'.-^8-,*'H3irlburt  said, "short-  ;/   lyjafter the-.birth of what, was then my  '    ytfun'gest" child,  I'began* to   lose   all  strength and vitality, and was in a very  eefioxL^''- cdnditioh.      Dr.    Hayden   of  Fresno, had been attending me, but his  efforts to  help me  proved unavailing,  and   I  was:. gradually  growing worse;  though'I'tried   all    the  doctors   and  ,   remedies  within   reach.      One  day  I  ���������'"h"eard';of Dr. Williams'Pink Pills  for  . Palp People,. and I also read an advertisement about these pills in a newspa-  .  peiyand  ma'de .up  my  mind   to  give  them a trial as  a dernier resort.    I  at  .' twice procured a supply, and took them  acording  to rule   until I had used four  '.boxes.    By  that  time I  was  so much  ' improved in every way that I  could do  my  own  housework  and was  in exu-  -  berant spirits-at my returned health.  I  felt splendidly until. one  year   and   a  half ago when another baby was   born,  and I was .taken  just  as  before,   and  brought very low again.    The  attend-  .' ing physician  feared  that  my  illness  this time , would * result seriously,   but  ��������� he���������.was'not able to help me, so I again  tufrned   to    Dr.     Williams'    remedy,  -   and   after  taking  two  boxes   was   up  and about  my" work  again.      I   shall  always .keep Pink  Pills   in  my  house  *, .from this.time *on,   and  shall turn   to  -��������� to:-them alone for  medical comfort   in  ��������� the time- of illness.    (Signed)  '-'MATTIE HURLBURT.''  Dr. "Williams' Pink Pills contain, in  a condensed form, all the elements necessary to give new life and richness  to  " "'th'e blood" and* restore shattered nerves.  They are also a* specific for troubles  peculiar to females, such as suppressions,   irregularities and  all   forms   of  . weakness. , They build ' up the blood,  and restore the glow of health   to  pale  ������?.<.and. sallow cheeks'.*' In men they effect  a radical cure in all cases arising from  mental worry, overwork or excesses of  whatever nature. Pink Pills are sold  in boxes (.peverin loose, bulk) at 50  cents a box^or six boxes for $2.50, and  may be had of 'all'druggists, or direct  ./by mail from-Di*.. Williams' Medicine  Company, Schenectady, N. Y.  SOME OF, IT RESEMBLES CHEAP  UPHOLSTERY FRINGE.  Other Kinds "Look Like Bamboo-How  the Initial Velocity Is Tested���������Factories Expect to Run for Months on  Large Government Contracts.  Not   Entirely "Smokeless."  Among the requirements of the new  navy, few if any are more pressing  than the demaud for smokeless powder  for guns of all calibres. . Recently it  was reported that the navy was about  to obtain a supply of smokeless powder  by contracts with two or three of the  GENERAL VIEW.  *K' ���������  Mr. Grocer: we can't get  along without you. Here  are thousands of people who  want good tea, and tons of  Schilling's Best for them.  ���������:^r' 'Will you'' 'say to your  customers for us: "Here is  a tea that I am sure of.    I'll.  "Ygive your money back if you  don't like it"?  leading powder makers of this country  for. the manufacture of a very large  quantity thereof, the formula being the  one developed by,experts at the torpedo  station, Newport,' R. I.  Among the varieties of smokeless  powder with which both the army and  the navydiave made experiments there  are four general types: First, a powder that is made wholly without nitroglycerine; second, one that contains 10  per.cent, of nitro-glycerine; third, one  that contains 20 to 30 per cent, of nitroglycerine, and one that contains 40 per  cent, or more of nitro-glycerine. .  The - English are using- a powder  called cordite, which contains a considerable' amount of nitro-glycerine, and  so far they have supplied all their new  ships with, this explosive. It has been  found to give good results, bothin ballistic .effect and in keeping qualities,  though it is not regarded with favor by  American ordnance experts.  Cordite, as its name implies, is made  in strips of about the size and general  appearance of an ordinary clothes line.  And this recalls the fact that smokeless  powder, as a rule, is not powder at all.*  turers in this,country are the celebrate:!  Dupont mills, Delaware: the American  Smokeless Powder Company's works,  at Pornpton, N. J., and the California  Powder Company. All of these, it is  understood, expect to work on the Government contracts as soon as the details'of manufacture are settled.  The illustrations herewith published  show the general works of the American Smokeless Powder Company, the  mixing machines, and the range for  testing the initial velocity of the powder, using a six-pounder gun. When the  gun is fired the projectile cuts a wire  in a screen immediately in front of tliej  muzzle. Then it cuts another similar  screen 100 feet further along. These  wires have electrical connections that  record the exact time in which the shell  traverses .the distance between the  screens and thence the initial velocity  is easily calculated.  ITS MARVELOUS POWER.  Paine's  Celery Compound Better Than  Years of Doctoring:.  A NEW JERSEY  OAK.  The Top Is One Tree and It' Stands  on '1 wo Separate Lees.  On a farm owned by Miss Rhoda,  Hampton, about four miles from Camden, N. J., is a white oak tree that excites much interest in tlie neighborhood and among travelers. The larger  body of the tree is 2x1% feet/an diameter and the smaller is I"!&x2 feet. Ifc  appears to be sound and quite solid  above the union. The earliest date of;  its being observed, says R. Bingham,  A Schilling- fit Company  San Francisco  418  m  _y.There has aover been a. time when growers should guard against failure with more  care. There has never been a time when  Ferry'* Seed* were moro essential. They are  i always tbe best. For sale by leading  dealers everywhere. Insist on having them.  FERRY'S SEED ANNUAL  is full of information for gardeners and  planters.   There will never be a better Urns'-1  i than now to send for tho 185)7 edition. Free*  D. M. Ferry & Co., Detroit. Mich.  MIXING  MACHINES.  Make money by successful speculation in  Chicago. We buy and  ��������� sell wheat there on  mar'jjtfnsi- "Fortunes have been made on a small  beginning by trading in futures. Write for  j������.r'Ju*i"npai$Jcular8.. Best of .-reference given. Sev-  i'0. eint years' experience on the Chicago Board of  '������& Trade; srid a thorough knowledge of the busi-  ���������f'u ne^.'!:"0o'wn ing,. Hopkins' & Co., .Chicago Board  AUnFi '���������r*3xaqfe,JBrokers. Offices in Portland, Oregon,  Spokane and Seattle, Wash.'       ������������������.',���������  F0R.PE0PLETHAT ARE SICK or  "Just Don't  Feel Well,"  DR;GUNN'S'g  are the One Thing to use.  Only One for a Dose.  .8old by Druggists at 25c. a. bos  Samples moiled free.     Addreae  Dr. Bosanko Msd. Co. Phila.Pa.  It comes in a variety of* shapes���������  straight strips, like bamboo rods; hollow tubes and the same tubes pierced  with small holes, and little, chunky cylinders and hexagonal grains as big as  an ordinary napkin ring. One variety  Is made like ordinary, cheap upholstery  fringe. " *  It has been found that for a. given  chamber pressure Ysniokeless powder  gives a much higher velocity than is  obtained from the black.or cocoa powders. The smokeless, moreover, re-'  quires.a smaller charge;  The term "smokeless" Is not absolutely exact as a descriptive adjective. At  the moment of discharge of a large gua  loaded with this powder a grayish film  .leaps   from    the   muzzle    sufficiently  ECLIPSE  .Agents  Wanted.  MFG.  Portland,  Or  INDISPENSABLE  .   . TO ANY ���������,'������������������  PIPE     SMOKER.  "AWAY WITH  MAKESHIFTS."  Dealers' Best  ��������� Seller.  sample, 10c.  ONE jiOZEN, 80c  CO.. "By Mail.  V. S. A.  T> UFTUKB and PItBJS cured; no pay until  X\) cured; send for book. Drs. Mansfield <fc  Pokterfield, 838 Market St., San Francisco.  RODS  For tracing and locating Gold or Silver  ore, lost or hidden treasures. M. D. FOWLER, Box 3i)7 Southington, Conn.  TESTING- FOR INITIAL VELOCITY".  ��������� l-'V,'.  EVERY MEW  Batched In Petaluma  Incubators bus started, right, otld is better  prepared'to give profit-  a,bio retains because these  mHchlrioB exclusively embody tho Con. cares which produce the greatest' number  ...   ,.    ., .   . .of- ytgorpuB . CWcliens.  Vv'oh-  ��������������������������� ' ���������'-*! 'rmmfcatrtrsIT'ofti JlOup.  Vetalamo. Incubator Co.,   Petaluma, Cal.  opaque to obscure the view of objects  on the further side. But the veil that  Is thus momentarily flung before the  battery front is brushed aside in an instant by the slightest breeze. In fact,  it seems to melt away in the air like  escaping steam on a frosty morning.  For practical purposes, therefore, it is  as. good as smokeless.  Among the great powder manufac-  PECUXIAB NEW JERSEY OAK.  J ^__.  was about forty years ago, when it was  said to be about as large as a man's  body.    There  has  been  much  discussion as to  the cause of the singular  growth.     The   inside of the parts is  more-nearly flatand the outsides more  oval,   as  indicating  a  split, * but    the  trunks are too far apart at the ground.  The smaller trunk is larger.just below  the union  than further- down, as if a  branch had been turned down and rooted;  but the  writer  thinks that,  as a  fence formerly ran through the opening, two saplings had been drawn to-i  gether and bound with a withe to serve  as stakes to  hold  the  rails  in  place.  The marked rod gives the dimensions  of the opening more correctly than the  medium sized man who stood back out  of the shade of the trunk.    This is undoubtedly a case of natural inarching,  the union having occurred at an early  age.    Very good reasons, derived from  a knowledge of tlie manner in which  wood is  formed,  would be    adduced  against the idea of a split trunk,' as also  against  tlie  suggestion  of    a  branch  turned down and rooting. Y No theory  but natural inarching will suit the case.  Traveling with Profit.  That "the* dunce that goes to Romev  is not always the superior of "the  dunce that stays at home" is shown by  the following anecdote from Mr. A. J.  C. Hare's "The Story of My Life."  Gibson, the eminent English sculptor,  used to relate with great gusto something which happened to him when he  was traveling by diligence before the  time of railways.  He had got as far as the Mont Cenis,  and while crossing it, entered into conversation with his fellow-traveler���������an  Englishman, not an American. Gibson  asked where he had been, and he mentioned several places, and then said:  "There was one town I saw which I  thought curious, the name of which I  cannot for the life of me remember, but  I know it began with an R."  "Was it Ronciglione," said Gibson,  "or perhaps Radicofani?" thinking of  all the unimportant places beginning  with R.  "No, no; it was a much shorter name  ���������a one-syllable name. I remember we  entered "it by a gate near a very big  church with lots of pillars in front of  it, and there was a sort of square with  ,two fountains."  "You cannot possibly mean Rome?"  "Oh, yes, Rome���������that was the name  of the place."  At Once.  Lord Bareacres���������You have called regarding the situation of footman? Was  there not one in the ante-room as you  came in?  Applicant���������There was, my lord.  There was a man with a writ for your  lordship, but I threw him out.  Lord Bareacres���������You are engaged.���������  Tit-Bits.    Tested.  There never  was  a  remedy  so emi-  now," she said,  nently successful, so far above and be-'  little advice. ~<   I  yond all competition, as Paine's celery  pompound.  Paine's celery* compound effects marvelous cures.  Where other remedies .miserably fail,  and where doctors do not succeed, there  Paine's celery compound is found curing  disease, making people well and happy.  Here is the  case  of  Mrs. Haff, who  lives at 140 Summer  ave., Newark, N.  J., and  whose portrait*is printed here.  "My1 doctor,"  she  says, "called  my  disease liver cotnplaint,stomach trouble,  nervous   dyspepsia,   and almost  every  other name you''could-think of.   .When  I was in-Portland, Ore., I,had enlargement, of   the   liver,   and   the   doctor  thought all the troubles came from that  severe spell of illness. That was twelve  years ago, and I have done nothing but  doctor ever since. I have had the best  physicians examine me, and see if they  could do anything for me. ��������� For months  at a time my stomach and liver havo  been so sore that I could only lie in bed  in misery, and with such severe pain-in  my back, and so weak that I could  hardly talk.  "After I had a bad night I would  send for the doctor, and he would leave  me a small box of powders and one or  two other medicines, and it would cost  me $4 every time I had one of these  spells. I believe I have taken more  medicine than any other living woman.  "Last March I hadacall from.a ladv  friend of mine, who asked me, "What  is the matter with you?" I replied by  saying, ''How well you look!" '"Yes,"  she said, "I never felt so well in my  life."    She is a woman of 45.      "And  I want to give you ft  have been almost at  death's door with liver trouble. After  the doctor had.done all that he could  for me I told him not to come again.  I showed him a bottle of Paine's celery  compound and told him I was going to  give that a fair trial. As a result I am  strong, and well.,  "I. sent right over to the drug store  and got a bottle of Paine's celery compound, and when I had taken two bottles the soreness had left my stbmach  and* my side felt much better. After I  had taken four bottles my side wa������  much stronger, and., I was in better  spirits and felt as though I might live  and..not be in such misery. Working  people noSvadays work the vitality all  out every week, and all I,ask is to be  able to earn the money I have to' every ,  week.  "Paine's celery  compound  hasena-"  bled   me   to  do this, and  has done me  more good than all  the doctors put  together.  "Why, my nervous system is so entirely strengthened that I feel like a  new being, and what is more, I look  the good the medicine has done me,  right in. my face and eyes. Just tell  all the poor women for me that for a  medicine to build one up, give Paine's  celery compound a fair trial, and if it  does hot do it, then they might as well  die. I have recommended it to several  and it has helped in every case. I have  a great deal to worry me, and a dose of  the compound gives me quiet sleep and  then I can work. If any one wishes to  write me they can do so."  . Why should a sick person do anything else but try a bottle of Paine'a  celery compound?  9  REASONS  FOR  USING  &Co.'s.  Breakfast Cocoa.       I  Because it is absolutely pure.       ��������� ���������  Because it is not made by the so-called  Dutch  Process in ������  which chemicals are used. *  Because beans of the finest quality are used. t  Because it is made by a method which preserves unimpaired f  the exquisite natural flavor and odor of the beans. t  Because it is the most economical, costing: less than one cent t  a cup. ���������  Be sure that you  get the genuine article made   by WALTER  J  BAKER & CO. Ltd., Dorchester, Mass.    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It is a sure seller.���������RAVEN & CO., Druggists,  you may feel very different  Son (confidently)���������I've tested my love  for Miss Higgins thoroughly and 1  know it cannot change. I've played  golf with her and I still want her for  my wife.���������Household Words.  Ceresco, Michigan, September 2, 1896.  SURE CURE for P9LES  Itching and Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Pllei jleliiul once ta  DR. BO-BAN-KO'S PILE REMEDY, atop, nch-  lng, Absorb* tuiuoM. A poiHtre cure.   Circular! Jent free,   rrloo  Mo.   Druiuhu or mjLll.      UI1.1JOSANK.O. Phil*.. Pa.  Cured. D R  N.P.N.U. No.  Cured hi 10 loSO l������������j������.   y.favl   _  J.L.STEPHENS. JLEKANON.OOIO.  SS  4  1 j *  1 "V *-*" I  ������������������J!? I  692.��������� S.P.N.U. No. 789 SH^fflSS*^  ZS^U^Jfj^A.  m^il^mm3imS^mmVSiSmt������  rAM  G.  A.  3VI cB  am  Rr  f  tv.  1-*? ^  vi instate   Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.  Ki  Qc.i^ui  Lxam i n al j o n.  I JI li. cxaminaiion of the pupils of ihe  Union School un Friday last proved most  interebiii:g and gratifying to friends-and  rchuives'cf the children and teachers.  Tlie progress made by 'the scholars, reflects most creditably upon the careful  training ana instruction they have been  so fortunate to recieve. There were some  proiii.-i.:^ mathematicians, and thegram-  mer c*Y--s were also very quick in tlieir  answers.  After the c::ains, the pupils from .Misses  Powell's, Nickc-i-son's, and Webster's  rooms, assembled in that of the Principal Mr. Dennett, and presented a plea-sin;*;  pvograinine.  Rev. Mr. Hicks acted as chairman, and  made a short address to the children.  First number oh the 'prosrammc, was a  recitation by Miss Annie Wier, "jubilee  Ode," (Tennyson) in her usual excellent  ' 'manner.  The Jubilee Hymn by some of the  children, accompanied on the organ#by  Mrs. Ed McKini, was a very pretty and  patriotic'sclection. Miss Nellie Tarbell,  recited very pleasingly, ''Flail to' the  Queen."  The   promotion lists and honor   rolls,  - were read', and prizes presented.  Mr. T. D.,'McLean presented a handsomely bound book, for most jegular  attendance in the four divisions, which  ���������.vas awarded to Aj*n'."5 Glcason.  Judge Abrams, Mr. McKnighl, J- P..;  Mr. A. Grant, trustees; and Mr. Russell  niadc short addresses. Rev. Mr. M,c--  Kean, revivalist, graciously responded ,to  an invitation to address the school; his  kindly and helpful talk was listened to  with marked attention and respect by  both pupils and audi.Mice.  The trustees each expressed sincere regret at ihe resignation df Miss Powell,  who has been for four years teaching in  Union; they, also spoke warmly in praise  of her faithful and capable fulfilling ofthe  'duties of her position, and wished her  every success wherever she may be in  any sphere she may grace.  The promotion lists aad honor roils  follow :  1 ���������***-  Fbom Sr'. IV to Jr. V.  Annie Weir, Harry Logan, Leonard  Picket, Maggie .Strang, Rachel Daniels,  Henry Richards, Wm. Walker, Edith  Lawrence, Mar}* Tobacco, Wm. McNnen  ���������,md Willie Logan.  From Jr. IV. to Sr. IV.  John Anderson, Robt. A':vams, Mabel  Qrieve, Norman Short, Isabel Russeli,  Ray Millet, Joseph McCarthur, Llarry  Reese and Duncan McKay.  From Jr. V. to Sr. V.  Nellie Miller,   Nellie   Strang,   Robert  McNiven,   George   Walker   and   Annie  Weir.  Rolls of Honor.  Head of school, Geo.  Tarbell; Regularity, Norman   Short; Deportment,    Duncan McKay.  Prizks for Improving in  Penmanship-  .   Nellie   Strang   and   Jennie   Hale row.  II.   DIVISION,   .MISS  POWELL.  Promotion List oi* Ii. Division From  III. to IV. Reader.  Elsie Weir, Dan Cameron, Elizabeth  Bennie, Helen Miller, Margaret Hamilton, Edith Sumner, Walter Woodhus,  Burton Watson, Charles Hooper,  Benjumin Reese, Hugh Miller, Robert  Qrant Ellen Somerville, Ira Westwood.  From Jr. to Sr. Third.  Jessie Walker, Arthur Denton,  Ruby Short, John Lewis, James  Grant, Francis Paunore, Archie  McLane, Winnie Sumner, Mary  Hayman, W i 1 i it; JI o u 11, Robert  Callendar, Thomas      ���������Combs >  Redolfya Berlokli, Wiiliam Home,  Annie Russell.  From Second to Third Reader  Edith Irene       Abrams,'       Agnes  Gleason,     Flora McKnight,       Alice  Pearse, Nettie Nicoll, Mary E.  Whyte; Alex. McNeil and Margaret  Miller,*        Mary       Struthers, James  Whyte, Gertrude Grant and Ethel Walker, and Margaret Walker.  Rolls of Honor.  Proficiency, Elsie Wicr; deportment,  Elizabeth Bennie; regularity and punctuality, Agnes Gleason.  NOTE. ��������� For lack  of space   we are   un-  personal.  W. H.   Dorman,   Assistant   Pos*;   Office  j  InvLicotor, m'j.3 up last week.  Mr. A. M. Mela tyre returned last Wednesday.  Mr W. 0. Spenco of Hornby Island came  up on Wednesday's boat.  Mrs. Piercy of I),ji!inan Isiaud was an  arrival on Wednesday's boat.  Mr. and Mrjs. Gu'braith left on Friday  for Nanainu.', their future home.  Miss Chambers returned from -i visit <*f  several weel-.a with  rekrtvea iu   Vancouver.  T. li. 'Jirry.- v.-ho ivis been v ith Mr. D.  McLaod fiibliioaabio tailor, \aii ou Friday  for Nanaimo.  Miss. O fl. I-L-tberfcsoa'* left on Friday's  boat, with h������r child, whom she is taking to  th'-- Hospital in, Victoria.    ���������  Mr*. M. Whitnoy. editor of T*'i* Nk\y.s  left on Friday moraing fur Victoria, will  return on Wednesday of this week.  Mr. Etl Austin, who was injured in the  mine expWon at "No.5 Homo time' ayo returned from Ni'iiimo last Wednesday.  W.J. William/, Andrew Johnson, Geo.  Qib'son", Mm. Piercy, Mrs. D. Nellosfc, were  yiuscneofs on Friday's train to tlie wharf.  Misses Powell and Nickeraon w-ms on the  excursion'boat to .Victoria. Miss Powell  will not return viuch to the regret of her  numerous friends, who will miss her givatlj,  Mr. T. W. Tlo'obi'-s,   formerly  teacher at'  Courtsaay,     and   effcorwaivls   at     Deo man  IUu.-U.-aV entered hU   Hoeon-1 yes:*   at the  medical deparuuuab of Berkley College of  California.  Capt. and Mrs, Butler with Mrs. Butler's  mo her from Victoria, have been the guests  of iieb. McDonald at Comox. Mr. and Mrs.,  iic.bb. Granl. entertained the uari.y on Thursday, showing them about tlie country, be-  iiind Air. Grant's pair of fine bays.  Mrs. Wilson, Cripple Creek, Col., aud  daughteis, Misses McMmn, are visiting Mi.  and Airs. Rjbt. Grant.  ���������KELLEY the photographer has  returned, and is ready to wait on his  many customers as usual. Gome in  everybody.   r .  THE TBrJTH. ABOUT TH'3 "WELLS  As eome persona, having nothing better  to engage their attention have circulated  the report, tl<ab the Water-.vorks Company  will close the wells iu the townsite, wo  think it only ritjht to state \\iv facts govern-  in? the case. Before the Water-works Co,  cams into existence, tho law on tho BubjnoS  of closing welio was euncted. Th-it l w ma>"  he seen by those, uot too perverse, to road  the truth, in tho Sanitary Regulation's Section aud have the face and - Iteot of an act of  parliament.    Section twc.ity'ro*ds : .  "When a wholesome public supply of.wa-  t-T has been provided, either by the local  board or a water company, the board may  compel the abandoning of any well, springs,  or other source of water supply, aud require  the owner of any house to connect his house  .with the water mains of such public supply  whenever the same extend to or pass by  his  property." ' '  * Thus the matter of closing wells rests sole  lv wich the Board of ��������� Health. We hope  that   no more idle and untruthful   rumours  will   bo   circulated. *  Lex.  STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL.  Ladies' Aid ofthe Presbyterian Church  at Courtenay will give a strawberry festival on Fr'day 25th, at Agricultural   Hall,  At 8 p. m.    Ice cream and  music.    Will  be an extra good programme.    Admission 25 cents.  NOTICE.  Cumberland and Union WAtftcvfrcnks  Company, ltd.  ���������Stevenson & Co., will leave town on  June 25th. , Call and get baigains in  dry goods, clothing, and men's furnish-,  ings.  The above company will plto* tb������ tin* of  service' from the main* to, tbe lis* of tno  street at each bonce whoa tao troaekw aro  open, but after donpletioa of the water apa-  tern the charge will be 17.50 for taypiaf taa  BIRTHS.  ' HAMILTON.���������At Union June 15th,  to the wife of Mr. Robert Hamilton, a  son. . '  Eepisatt & lanaimo By.  Time   Table   No.   28,  To talto effect at 8 a.m.  on Monday  Mar.  29th 1897.    Trains run on Pacific  Standard time.  GOING NORTH���������Read^down.  ' Sat:&   I Daily. 1 Sund'y  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and- j A. ar. | p. M.  Wellington    |- 8.00   |    i.00  At. Nan.ainn* I   11.48 1    7.25'  Ar.  Wellington  I   12.15 |    7.45  GOING  SOUTH���������Read up.  main.  238o  F. a Smra, tSw*yi  Ar. Victoria, ��������� ��������� ���������   Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria. ..  Lv   Wolungion for Victoria  I    A M   [   V M  I Daily.    Sat, &  Sund'y.  1^.30  8.40  .  H.15  8.00  4.33  4.15  -Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Lei set's.  For rates and information apply' at Com-  pnny's ollicei?,  A.DUNSMUiU, ���������  JOSEPH HUNTER.  '���������President. '*   '   Gcn'l Supf  , U.K. PRIOR, \ r      .  Gen. Freight and Passenger A������t,  M. J. HENRY,  NURSERYMAN  AND  FLORIST  POST OFFICE ADDRESS  1 , *>  604 Westminster Road, -  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Bend for new 60 page Catftlogue befera  placing your orders for Spring Planting,  if you are interested in saving money for  yourself and  getting  good   stock of first  ��������� hands.  Most' complete stock of Fruit and  Orn.imental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, .Etc.,-  in the 1'rnvinc'e.  Thousands of small Fruit Plants and  Vines of leading varieties, suitable for  this Climate.    . .V  Fertilizers,   Agricultural   Implements  Spray Pumps, Etc., best to be had.  No Agents.   List tells you all about it *  * Eastern Prices or Less.  Greenhouse, Nursery and Apiary  604 Westminster Road  Visiting-cards printed at the. NEWS  Office in neat script.  able to publ'  Nickerson'i    rind  this week, but will do so next.  the:   prornotior,:: in   Mhs  *Nlifts  \Vcbster"s   ro0ins  ��������� Persons having*   photos at Stevenson  &   Co.,   store,   Union,   are   requested  to !  "kindly call and cet the same. !  To read this advertisement. It will be to your interest  g do so, for it will save you money. You must, buy grbcer-  es and dry goods, Where do you get them ? If not from  us you are making a mistake. . Some dealers may be as  cjjeap, others may keep as fine goods, but no house in town  can duplicate our prices and quality' combined. This may  sound like boasting, but it is not. It is a demonstrable fact,  and besides this we have everything you; want.   .Look   over  our  dveruseriic*-,*!* and call at the store.  ���������j-      -5 ���������      '  ������     '���������.. f ��������� } .'-%C  and children's in all   quGilities   and   shades  from  .-i.s^^cfeiiffs  in cashmere,   lisle,  10 cents a pair.  cotton   and   silk   in   any   color   ancl    size   from  M^    We have a good stock in black, white ancl colored.  We have  the   latest   in   all colors    and    sizes   and   prices   to.  everyone  sn$ ^ ^ ���������&*������    fer    S3 BL ^^^    Mens5 ladies' and children's in tan or black  arid  H@���������!te   M   I^HAOfeS^siyles for  everyone.  And everything necessary to make your out-fit complete,  ."7-,  rf-'.' V* **?  lit!  WW  m  !  %  i  i  ���������i'/i  M  M  /I  1  I  f*  1  I  ���������i  1  !i  1  m  **!������  a'YI


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