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 NO.    34r.    UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT. B. C,    TUESDAY   JUNE, 29th, i897. $2.oo PER   ANNUM.  &g&&3g^g������&3s&������^^  Meat Market  For the. choicest meats we are head quarters.  II you have not tried our noted sausages,  bologna and head clieese, you should do  so at once. Fresh vegetables, eggs and  batter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  ,;, SHIPPING SUPPLIES.  ������^<3������������22g^^;sj������^^ ������������gggSe������5������g  F"'i  ft) y~-\  SftiillDo's Teas and  ii  xees  ' ..W/tS^-U.!'  HtnOH%VI������*tVK M\������l������������MMl������'-6i-r������tf.*-A1,ai*^������������t*n'^i������������  kym  As-P.!ague Co*n-  Rnnd, find'1 Lieut. Ayersl were  3=>=yfi-jr^^.?^? <?fe'Sgfeg������:=;Sg'  ^^^^^t^g^^^^^  <T>  !]������ Uq'  a������!75  igried  laving Purchased  Q  Z  ,. <   _  business  here, beg to inform the public that they are prepared to   supply-���������   V   ������������������ ��������� ���������������������������!���������mi���������^-  Pure Drugs & Druggist Sundries  as. cheaply as they can be procured from any house in  British Columbia.     A full line of������������������-mrmmtm  ~;:���������:".'. 'Patent Medicii^es '  always kept on hand.  We  are desirous, particularly, of calling ��������� your    attention  to our complete stock of  Stationery arid School Books  In this line we will sell as cheaply as any house in Union.  PRESCRIPTIONS & FAMILY RECEIPTS  CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED   A. H. PEAGEY& CO. UNION.  Dyke arid  Arcade, Vancouver,  B. C. Dealers in everything known to music. Agents for all leading pianos, including the  celebrated  Karxj pianos.  &r All the latest songs, etc,  THAT SLUGGING MATCH.  Joe Boyle, manager of Paddy Slaven,  wrote ua from Victoria, desiring us to arrange for a boxing tournament here this  week, and asking us to wire him. We telegraphs him declining to act as agent in the  affair. He then, like the bilk he is, refused  to pay an answer requested by him. His  letter offered ������25.00 to any man of nny  weight that Slavin does tion kiiou;-. cut ia 4  rounds. He wanted this offer advertised if  thought advisable, bub said he did not know  how it would go in this town, as he "did  not know what kind of authorities we have"  SUBSCRIBE FOR "THE NEWS."  $2 00 PER 4.NNTJM.  latest by Wire  " Kindly Comments.  London.���������All the London newspapers  express the greatest gratification at the  kindly comments of the American newspapers on the Queen's Jubilee, and the  brilliant accounts of the celebration they  contain.  Queen's Message.  Buckingham Palace, London, June  22d.���������To tlie Governor General of Canada, Ottawa, Canada:  "From my. heart' I thank my beloved  people; and may God bless them."  Victoria,  Aberdeen's Reply.  Ottawa, June 22d.���������To the Queen,  London:  "The Queen's most gracious and  touching message this moment received.'  It is immediately made known to Your  Majestey's people" throughout the Dominion, and will stir afresh hearts already  full. And this memorable day we offer  the glad tribute of loyal devotion and  affectionate, 'homage. "God save and  bless the Queen." ,  -  Aberdeen,   *  Govenor-General.  Laurier Made Privy Councillor.  London,' 24th.���������Canadian public and  professional men largely share in the  Jubilee honors/leading the list being Mr.  Laurier, who'has been made an Imperial  Privy Councillor. The order of the  Grand Cross of St. Michael and St.  George has been conferred upon Mr.  "Laurier, Sir Richard Cartwriyht, and Sir  Oiiver Mowat.  * Assassination in India.  . Bombay,. June 24th  ' mission er  .leavjne. the ���������G'n"enor's-'*rcc<1ptro:-i at ' Gin-"  crhkend vesterday eveniny, :ieh' in honor  of the Queen's Jubilee, -a- n.iiive hidden  behind some trees shot botti the officers  Lieut. Aycrst died and Commissioner  Rind is most seriously hurt.  Gladstone Honors Canadians.  London, 24th.���������Mr. and Mrs. Glad  stone today at Hawarclen where Mr.  Gladstone delivered a patriotic- address  'n connection with the children's fete;*-,  announced that the Colonial Premiers will be the guests of Mr. Gladstone  early in July.  Terrific Hailstorm.  Topeka, Kan. June 25th.���������The worst  hail storm in the history of Kansas  struck this city Inst night... Hail stones  weighing from 12 to 16 ounces, and the  size of ostrich's esjgs stripped trees of  their foliage, smashed windows, cut doivn  telegraph and telephone wires, riddled  awnings, injurying hundreds of animals  and damaging nearly every house in this  city, and inflicting unprecedented damage.  Vancouver News.  Vancouver, B.C. June 25th.���������Purser  Buckland of the Mr. Hupeh burst a blood  vessel as the steamer was coming into  port.    He was taken to the hospital.  The city is full of toughs and five were  added to the chain gang, yesterday.  The races resulted as follows: Professional��������� 1 mile: 1st Lister, Vancouver;  2d, A. Deeming, Nanaimo; 3d, Spain,  Vancouver.  Two mile lap race.���������Amateurs: 1st, E.  S. Wierland, Vancouver; 2d, Ross, Vancouver; 3d, Tyler, Nanaimo..  Three mile ���������Professional: 1st, A. Lister; 2d, A. Deeming. Refusing to ride  over again, wrong place was given to  .Barker, and Barker and Deeming making a tie.  Disqualified.  Hancock   of   New   Westminster   has  been disqualified, owing to  having worked for the School Hoard.  A Patriotic Council.  Last night when the Queen's  message  was   read to the  council at   New   Westminster,   they arose  in a body and sang  the national anthem.  Perils of Prospectors.  Nanaimo, June 25th.���������Word has been  recieved by the Str. Topeka, the dead  bodies of three miners and prospectors  and their dog had been found frozen to  death  in the snow, and ice on top of a  General Merchants and Butchers,  UNION and COURTENAY, - -  B.   C  s  glacier above the Inlet' in Alaska. One  of the men was Bottchor, the others unidentified.  To be Appealed  Victoria, June 28th. [Special to The,  News.]���������The government will -appeal  from the decision of Judge Drake, in the  Coal Mining Regulation case, that  although the employment of Chinese  underground was prohibited yet a "penalty could not be imposed.  "Seed  Store.  Potatoes  and   Oats  at  the   Union  NOTICE.  Steamer Leaving.  The steamsr City of Nanaimo will leave  Comox, and train leave Union to meet it at  the wharf on Thuraday of this week, at 5 a.  m., instead of Friday morning. Ifc will run  direct to Victoria, and returning take excursionists from Nanaimo to Seattle for Nanaimo Grove, U.A.O.D. No. 2, and Silver Cornet Band.  DOMINION DAY.  RAILWAY ACCIDENT.  Last Wednesday the coal train started  out from No.5 shaft and when near the  lower end of the Big Meadow, the brake-  man jumped off to close the switch, which  was open. The train going fuse he was  unable to reach it; the engineer signalled  to slow up���������put on the brakes���������not  knowing the brakeman had left the train.  As the signal'was not heeded, and know-  "the switch'was open,hejumped in-time to  save   himself.    At that  point   the  road'  crosses a small stream or ravine,   spaned -  by a smaU bridge.    Into  this  the engine  crashed, breaking ties and badly splinter- ���������  ing   others.    The.engine,  however,* was ,  held   upon the   structure,  its woodwork  somewh.iL   disfigured.**  As   a result   the  "passengers  arriving on the-City of Nanaimo   were  brought   in the box cais as  _formerly,-,and'transfcired Xf> *ne.Rjace ������*  accident. On Friday the repairs had  been made, <ind the. palace car conveyed  ihe paasanxers as usual to' the-,wharf."' In  explanation if may be said that the regular brakeman took in the excursion, and  a yqung boy was acting in his  place. Instead of putting on the brakes,  to slow down, he jumped off and ran as  hard as he could to reach the switch, but  the tram out-ran him.  Throughout Canada, next Thursday will  bo observed with less display than usual owing to the recent Jubilee celebration. Nev-  ertheleas, love of, and pride in this glorious'  land of ours and its'institutions, were never  stronger, nor British connection never' more  prized. There will a time come in which  we thall expect and doubtless obtain representation in the Imperial Parliament. As  the colonies grow in importance, the term  British will supplant that of English, as one  which we can all claim.  Men's   new styles  Hats-at Leise-.'s.  in   Hard  and  Soft  SUNDAY   SCHOOL  PICNIC.  The Sunday Schools .of the various  Churches in Union will unite on Thurs  day next in a union' picnic, to Gurtley's  Point".' Trains will leave the camp, at 9:30  aud at the'saw mill at'10 o'clock, a.- m.;  taking the picnice'ra as far as Trent' -River  bridge.  Tea. and lemonade will bo provided,   but  no dishes, nor will tables be set.  MEETING.  ���������KELLEY the photographer has  returned, and is ready to wait on his  many customers as usual. Come  everybody.  in  UNION SKIPPING.  Steamer Hupeh left on the 22c!, for  Yokohama wiih 412 tons of co?l.  The tug active took on the 22d, 59 tons  of coal for vessels use.  The tug Tepic left on the 23d, with  402 tons of coal and 3J tons of coke, for  the.C.P.R., and Sugar Refinery, Vancouver.  On the 25th, the tug Tepic took 2rr  tons of coal for railway and 182 tons-of  coke for Trail.  On the 26th, the Tyhee took 44 tons of  coal for vessels use.  Ou the 27th, the tug Maude took 144  tons of coal for the C.P.N.  On the 28th, the Tepic left again with  200 tons of coal for railway and 200 tons  of coke for Trail.  The Glory of the Seas left on the 26th,  at 1 p. m. for San Francisco, with 642  tons of coke, and 2,160 tons of coal.  The Minneola is due, also the Oregon  and the San Mateo should be here by  next Monday.  ���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leiser's.  At the anur..-������l school meeting held Saturday iu the school house at Union, there was  a fair attendance..  Mr. M. Whitney was.vofed to the chair,  and Mr. James* McKim m-ide secretary  The Secretary of the School Board, Mr.  Jamei Abrams presented his report in writing which was adopted. Mr. James Abrams  was re-elected trustee by acclamation.  A resolution w.is adopted requesting the  Government to provide ������150 for necessary  repairs to school building.  The meeting endorsed the action of the  Board, recommending the purchase of the  adjoining lot as an addition to the school  aite, and the erection of a suitable building  thereon.  On motion of Mr. James Abrams, trustee,  seconded by Mr. J. Thompson, a resolution  was adopted expressing regret at the resignation of Miss L. M. Powell, strongly endorsing her aa a teacher.  PANTHERS & DEER.  PT7NTLEDGKE SCHOOL.  The 'semi-annual examination of this  school took place on Friday, 18th. The  room was beautifully decorated by the  pupils for the occasion and a large party  of parent and friends assembled in the  afternoon. The scholars did well, reflecting much credit to themselves and their  teacher. The order was complete, and  all the visitors seemed highly delighted  with the progress of the pupils, and the  cleanliness and  comfort of the  premises.  We understand a request is being circulated and signed by parents and friends  asking Miss Milligan to continue another  year.  Mr. J. W. Fraser shot last week, a huge  panther on Mr. Stuart's ranch, after it had  killed three sheep.  Mr. J. Mclver of Oyster River, while  counting up his cattle for the butcher, near  the mouth of the river, came across a panth-1  er pursuing a large doe with two fawns.  He shot the panther, b*dly wounding c it,  and succedeel iu capturing one of the fawns,  which was brought down to Cour enay, and  is now iu possession of Mr. E  Muscamp.  Awarded  Highest -Honors���������World's Fair,  Gold MedaS, Midwinter Fair.  Received at Willards, a fine line of buggy whips, ranging from 15 to 25 cents.  A Pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD.  my rtrsgaaaawBteiS ie^S^Jxsil^.,mr.'wiarSSS^  ^p  ^%^VW  *,  v..  IP  The Weekly News.  , M.    WHITNEY,    PublisUer.  UNION BRITISH COLUMBIA  It isn't always natural for a woman  to look out for number one. A widow  never does it.  In Oklahoma the other day a divorce  was granted in two minutes, but the  dispatches do not state how long it is  to run.  traffic in Narragansett Bay. ostensibly,  but its real purpose is a practical demonstration of a system whieh the projectors hope to see applied to naval vessels in the near future.  According to all the evidence, the  Chicago negro who has been sentenced  to 100 years' imprisonment for burglary deserves to live out his full term.  If Nevada only follows up the advantage she has gained we see 110 ve.-i-  .60U why that State, uhouid not capture the fly-by-night Jivorc'������ industry  also.!'  A Buffalo crank thinks he can go  oyer Niagara Falls and come out alive.  Better let him do It right away. Otherwise he will murder somebody with a  gun that Isn't loaded some of these  days.  , An Eastern contemporary prints a  stcry that a dude who was .run over  by a street car recently in New York  'has been provided by the surgeons with  p celluloid skuil in pa;-;. We don't  ���������believe there is anytki'j;.- in it.  An English scientistrannounces that  "common whitewash destroys tbe typhoid fever germ, which is easily distinguished by its grayish color." The  proper course of action is plain���������if you  see anything that is grayish in color  running about the house eatch it and  ���������give It a coat of whitewash.  The women do not possess full suffrage in Kansas, but they secured more  public offices in the last election than  did the women of Utah or Colorado���������'  twenty county superintendences of  public instruction, and all the offices,  ���������from Mayor to Chief of Police, in two  cities.  Judge Ewing, 'of Chicago, the other  day, in sentencing a burglar who stood  convicted on five counts, imposed a  '���������penalty of twenty years' imprisonment  on each of them, and directed that as  soon as the prisoner had completed one  ���������term he should begin another. The  'burglar, whose crimes were peculiarly  desperate and atrocious,' will doubtless agree that there is a great deal,  of vitality in Chicago justice, after all.  j The vast crop of corn is perplexing  fthe Nebraska farmers, because it is  difficult to take care of so much of even  a good thing. But with the cribbing  and the shipping it.is keeping all hands  employed now, and when the -returns  come in there will be compensation in the feasting and frolic which  properly follow an abundant harvest.  ;The corn crop is a great boon, because  it gives employment to a vast ariny of  iwilling hands in harvesting and shipping. The year just closed was a good  one for Nebraska, but.the coming one  promises even better results.  The statistics of crime in 1S96 do not  improve the reputation of the past year  -as a rather dark period in our history,  though the record is not altogether un-  tfavorableby comparison with previous  years. There were 122 legal executions during the year and.. 131 lyneh-  ings, which is a rather startling commentary on the methods by which the  'law is executed and defied in this country. That neither lynching������ nor legal  executions serve to check the crime  of murder is shown by the statement  that there were no less than 10,052.  murders committed during the year.  This is a shocking exhibit.  A token of world-wide esteem should  ���������be presented to the man who it is alleged has invented a device for opening soft boiled eggs in such a way  that the contents can be transferred to  a cup without the previous burning of  the fingers and the dropping of the  shell with its contents. A soft boiled  ,egg is always too hot to handle without breaking several scriptural mandates and it always insists on escaping from the fingers at the critical mo-  unent when its fall means a liberal application of egg on the outside of the  shell. The only way known to open  one of these eggs successfully up to  the present has been to have some one  else do it, and if any man has an indention that-will obviate the difficulties he deserves a large reward.  A model for an electric vessel for  which a really marvelous speed is  promised by the inventor has been constructed at Providence, R. I. It is a  ��������� -distinct novelty in very many respects,  ���������.and, if as successful as its promoters  confidently expect, will scarcely fail  ���������to play some havoc with modern ship-  "bullding methods. Its promoters are  planning to build a vessel 200 feet long,  which is to have fourteen propellers,  -eix placed forward to draw it through  the water, and eight astern as pushers  I���������the arrangement, of course, being  jseven on each side. A speed of forty  '���������knots an hour is designed for passenger  The remarkable increase of cancer in  Great Britain is attracting the attention of the physicians of that country.  According to the last issued report of  the Registrar General the death rate  from this source has exceeded every  previous record, and the proportional  mortality' at present is four times  greater than it was fifty years ago.  an 1840 there were but 2.7SG deaths  from cancer in England or about 1 in  5,040 of the total population. In 1S94  there were nearly 22,000 deaths from  the same cause, or 1 out of 1,403 of  the population and 1 out of 23 of the  mortality. In the investigations on  this subject the curious discovery was  made that the decline in the death rate  from consumption and other tuberculous diseases coincided with the increase in the mortality from cancer.  The theory is advanced that a large  proportion of those who recover from  tuberculous complaints eventually perish from cancer or insanity. The mat  ter is receiving careful investigation.  r<$$)<������  ' The press of Bolivia is,much excited  over the l-eports that Peru is "making  formidable efforts in the ways of arm  ing'" and  the"Bolivian  Govern  ment to bestir .itself and get ready  for possible war. This seems to be  an unnecessary expense at this time.  These South American ware do not  call for the formalities that are common in European contests. If Peru is  bent on war with, Bolivia it can go  ahead and hold its war and not bother  <  Bolivia with the project, especially if  Bolivia doesn't happen to feel like indulging in a war now.    Bolivia need  not know anything about it if the press j a favorite parrot-  will only keep quiet until the war is all  over and not even then, unless it chooses to go to the trouble to ascertain the  details.    Peru could enjoy its war for  the customary period of about a week,  and then wait until Bolivia is'given-a  chance at its leisure to hold a war to'.  even things up.    The mere detail of!  "arming for the fray" is superfluous, i  for it isn't that'kind of a fray.  , Nobody  is  ever  injured  in  these   wars,  which are like our national holidays,  only more frequent.  It is oyerpoweringly depressing ,to  hear that Gibraltar is ho longer invincible, if not practically defenseless.  The Governor of the "rock," Sir Robert Biddulph, says that the garrison  could be shelled out of it with ease  now by the Spaniards, and a special  commission has been appointed to hear  his report and devise means for reforti-  fying within a year. By the aid of  the modern long-range guns and projectiles of great penetration.with which  Spain has been equipping her batteries  at Algeeiras, six miles away across  Gibraltar Bay, the once unapproachable has been brought within reach,  and the impregnable has been made  vulnerable. England can refortrfy.  and, of course, will, but the peculiar  strength of this historic spot has disappeared, and it is on the same basis  of defense as other exposed eminences^  The world would little mourn if ��������� England should be dislodged from this  vantage,  even  by  her    rival    robber  "Hi! Hi! All right! Now  we sha'n't be long!" said the  gray parrot.  ,'I regret to say that the Irrepressible young man that  brings the daily milk is. the  tutor of my parrot in the latest up-to-  date slang of the day.  I am an old sea captain���������at least, not  old, perhaps the word slipped out unawares. I am on the right side of 50,  anyhow; but being In receipt of a pension and a small private income to boot,  I have cast anchor in my present abode  in the expectation of weathering many  a winter's storm yet.  Being without a known relation In  the world, I willingly fell in with the  suggestion that I should pick up my  moorings alongside my old friend and  messmate, Capt. Travers, late R. N���������  who, having left one of his legs on the  west coast of Africa while capturing a  slaver, was pensioned off at an even  earlier.age than myself, and now lived  with his sister���������a most comfortable  party, fat, fair, and 40, or thereabouts  ���������in the adjoining house to mine in the  neighborhood of London. We had always got on well together, our tastes  and dispositions were similar, and we  had often met during our naval careers.  His sister I had not previously been  acquainted with, but, being in many  respects like her brother, we were soon  firm friends.  Capt. Travers and myself had each  his the com mon. African gray, with a red-tipped tail, and  mine the purer variety, without a trace  of color, but otherwise similar.  I had not long settled down In my  new quarters, and got everything shipshape, or what seemed so to me���������a very  important difference, as I know to-day  ���������when, almost unconsciously at first,  I began to feel what a lonely old bachelor I was and what a set-off to all my  other belongings the figure of Miss  Rachel Travers would be by my fireside. But just here the course of my  life began began to make itself felt.  Inherent shyness in the presence-of-the,  opposite sex had dogged my footsteps  from my earliest recollections. Give  ihe a gale of wind in tlie bay of Biscay,  a tornado In the tropics, or twenty  hours' duty on deck, wet through to the  skin, and Capt. Manley, late of the P.  and O. service, will thank you for it,  and consider life well worth living; but.  as dispenser of delicate attentions to  the fair sex. intensely as he inwardly  admires their pretty ways, Capt. Man-  ley does not, no, he certainly does not,  show up to advantage.v  Although fond of pets generally, I  have an antipathy to cats, especially at  night. I am hot aware that our neighborhood was particularly beneficial in  its aspect or other, qualifications to  feline constitution, but ,1 know that until I was inhuman enough to start, an  air-gun cannonade on my numerous  nocturnal visitors, I was frequently unable to get a respectable night's rest.  One Infernal black and white Tom defied mv finest, efforts.    If average cats  wears a crown," sang some poet, who,  I expect, never wore anything harder  than a nightcap, but, true as it may be,  compared to the torture of my mind,  now launched on a course of duplicity,  it would be a bed of roses.  It was toward the end of the following week that 1 happened to be out iu  the garden and saw my old friend eonie  stumping down the path of his own  garden In hia dot-and-carry-one atyle,  and, seeing me on the fence, cried:  "Holloa! Captain, you're quite a  stranger! What's been up? Rachel has  been talking about coming In to inquire about your health, as she was  afraid something must be wrong."  "Yes, I have been a bit poorly," said  I. Oh, how easily the words slipped out,  although I had been as right as nine-  pence���������why that particular sum. should  be endued with more rectitude than Its  fellows I have never been able to discover���������this by the way.  "A bit of cold, perhaps," said Capt.  Travers. "Well, come over the fence  and have a dish of tea in the summer  house, and Rachel shall come in after-'  ward and make you a good glass of  something stiff for a nightcap."  Punctually at 5 o'clock I donned my  sprucest attire, and with a smart flower In' my buttonhole���������gay dog that I  was���������slipped oyer the fence. Miss  Rachel was there, looking as fresh as a  spring cabbage with the dew ou It,  which I consider a very pretty simile,  and she bade me welcome with one of  her beaming smiles. There, too, was the  unlucky parrot in its cage, and standing just outside the summer house. I  had noticed that it had been set out to  sun itself as usual on all fine days, and  as far as I could see nothing bad transpired to make me think they had any  cause to suspect my imposition.  I purposely sat with my back fo it,  and avoided taking notice of It in any  way whatever. '  Tea went off all right; my old friend  was very cheery and .Miss Rachel  showed me great attention. I could  hear-.Polly rubbing her beak   up  and'  Spain, but fancy would repine at the  shattering of its immemorial idol, and   have nine lives, lam sure.this one must  SAY���������TOTJ,   SIR.  language would sustain a severe loss  in the destruction of the term "impregnable as Gibraltar."  Prof. G. Stanley Hall, of Clark University, has been collecting facts concerning the fears of children. The fears  of children, he says, are generally created by parents. Prof: Hall found that  1,701 children had 0,450 fears, the leading'ones being the fear of lightning  and thunder, reptiles, strangers, the  dark, death, domestic animals, disease,  wild animals, water, ghosts, insects,  rats and mice, robbers, high winds, etc.  A few of these fears are rational. In  New Jersey no children were found to j  be afraid of high winds, but in the  West that fear naturally leads all others. At Trenton, however, sixty-two  children were found who dreaded the  end of the world, a fear created entirely by adult, teaching. The table shows  what education can do in this respect.  No child was found to be afraid of the j  devil. Two hundred yea re ago and less i  that fear would have led all the rest, j  Few were found who were afraid oi j  ghosts, a fear which would have stood  high on the list not long ago. At Cambridge. Mass., only 155 out of 500 boys  were a fraid of thunder storms and only  230 out of 500 girls. The fear of robbers and of wild animals is a survival,  though robbers have not disappeared  as completely as the wild animals. Forty-six New Jersey children were afraid  of being buried alive, a monstrous  thing to inculcate in the child mind.  Fear will always be one of the strongest influences in human life, but at  least it is possible by teaching what  real danger consists of to eradicate  groundless fears.  Binks���������The doctor advises short,  quick runs several times a day;  but he says the exercise will do  me no good unless it has an abject  Jinks���������Buy a straw hat. You'll have  plenty of short quick runs then.���������Spare  Moments.  have had nineteen, and I began to wonder what sort of uncanny being this  was that had no objection to letting my  bullets pass apparently,, through < its  body without suffering any inconvenience. But after all it must have been  my bad marksmanship, for one afternoon I saw ray. enemy quietly walking  up the low fence that divided my back  garden from Capt. Travers'.  The opportunity was too good to be  lost, and quietly getting my airgun I  took a steady aim and fired. There was  no mistake this time, and without a  sound poor puss dropped on to my flower bed as dead as the proverbial door  nail.  My exultation, however, was of short  duration, for to my horror and dismay,  on proceeding to pick up his unfortunate carcass and give it decent burial,  I saw that my shot had passed right  through the unlucky animal and killed  my neighbor's parrot, which had been  put out to sun itself in a little summer-  house that stood at the bottom of the  garden.  I was staggered at my position; I  knew the parrot was a supreme favorite with Miss Travers, and how I could  ever explain my carelessness I could  not imagine. Suddenly a way out of  my dilemma presented itself to my  mind, and I hastened to put it into  execution. I knew that the Traverses  were out, and would not be back for  some little time, so hurrying Indoors  and taking my own parrot from its  cage I carefully painted the end of its  tail with red ink in Imitation of its deceased comrade, and finding no one  was about I stepped.lightly over the  fence and substituted the living for the  dead bird, which I buried, together  with the cat, in my own garden. I  knew that my parrot would not readily  talk before strangers, arid I hoped that  by the time it had got used to Its new  surroundings it would have forgotten  its former accomplishments; at any  rate, I must risk it.  Alas!     "Uneasy li. 3 the head that  down the wires of the cage, and swinging backwards and. forwards in Ihe  metal ring. ���������  After the meal Capt. Travers went  indoors to' get his supply of necessaries  for the evening, and, turning to me,  Miss Travers commented:   <        . *-   '  "By-the-by, Oapt. Manley, how Is  your parrot? I have not seen It out in  the garden lately."  I felt my heart beating a bit faster,  but with every semblance of outward  calm I said:  "No; the fact Is, it's not been at all  well; in fact, it is dead."  "Dead!" she exclaimed. "Well, I  never.   What did it die of?"  "I really don't know," I replied. "It  died quite suddenly about a week ago."  "I hope our Polly isn't going.to follow  suit," she continued. "She has been  very dull and quiet the last few days,  but seems a bit more lively this evening. I don't think she has spoken a  word all the week."  ("Thank goodness!" I Inwardly ejaculated.  Things were beginning to look a bit  awkward, and I cast about for something to change the course of conversation. I am not a quick thinker,  however, and before I could collect my  wits Miss Travers continued:  "Dear, dear, to think your poor Polly's dead! Well, I am sorry! I should  be sorry to lose you, Polly, dear," she  said, addressing the parrot. "But, really, Capt. Manley," looking me straight  In the face, "I can't make our Polly  out Sometimes I could almost believe  she was a different bird. She hasn't  once seemed pleased to see me all the  week."  I felt the blood rapidly rising to my  cheeks and forehead, but I trusted to  my tanned complexion for It not to  show. I feebly replied: "Perhaps she's  moulting."  It was an unlucky slip. "Well, now  I come to think," said Miss Travers,  "I noticed that its^ tail looked much  paler after its bath'the other morning,  and the water was quite red. Is that  a sign of moulting?"  "Yes, I often used to notice it about  my own parrot."  "But I thought your bird had no red  about it," she pursued.  "Confound the woman's persistence,"  I thought, but I stammered; "I mean-  that is to say���������you see���������I've noticed it  In all red parrots I have ever come  across.'. They shouldn't be bathed at  all; it injures their constitution."  "Oh! I thought you recommended it,"  she said.  So I had, dozens of times. "Only for  the gray ones," I said, forming a convenient distinction on the spur of the  moment.  Miss Travers didn't seem inclined to  pursue the subject further, much to my  satisfaction, and then there was a dead  pause.  During the whole of our conversation  the subject of it had not ceased to continue its antics in the wire sage.  Whether it was the sound- of my voice"  that caused It to be thus excited 1 do.  not know, but at this opportunity it  burst in,with "Hi, hi!"  I was getting desperate, and could  think of nothing to change the subject;  and yet if I didn't say something .1  was terribly afraid the parrot would.  A bicycle bell sounded ' down the-  road.  "Are you thinking of getting a bicycle, Miss Travers?" I said.  '"No, certainly not," she replied; "how-  can you ask such a question?"  Another awful pause, during which?  I mopped the perspiration from my  brow.  "Ra���������Ra���������Rachel, I love you!" came*  In clear tones from behind my back.  The wretched bird had caught the exact tone,of my voice.  "Capt. Manley! Sir!" said Miss Travers, raising herself to her full five feet  one and one-iialf Inches. "Did you address that remark to me, sir?"  I had, however, utterly collapsed,,  and, burying my head In my bands, I  leaned down on the little round table..  Whether the sight of the poor old ship-  In distress touched her tender heart, I  don't know, but she added,, in softer  tones: '    ,  "This is very unexpected, Capt. Man-  ley."  ,   I could hold out no longer.  "Miss Rachel," I cried, "I'm a thundering old hypocrite. My parrot isn'r  dead at all; there it Is In that cage; it'&  yours,that's dead���������I shot it I didn't  .mean to. Can you forgive me for alii  the-lies-1 told you?"  "All right! Airrlght!" said the solemn,  voice of the parrot behind me.  "It was Polly that made that remark; .  Just now, hot I. Believe me, she speaks--  the truth, If I don't.   Rachel, I do really love you." .  I ventured to look up.   Tears  were-  standing In her eyes, and the expres- ���������'  sion on her face made me hope that I.  did not look quite such a big booby in  , her eyes as I felt I did in my own.  Moving nearer, I clasped her hand,,  and, as it was not withdrawn, I put:  one arm gently round her ample waist.. *.  "Now, we sha'n't be long," said the*  gray parrot.���������Tit-Bits.-  A Chinese New Year's.  Chinatown of San Francisco was-,  keeping holiday, and all was gaiety and.  .bustle. vV' .    '.���������",.'"������������������..  ..-.j''  The narrow,'picturesque streets were-  decorated with brightly-colored lanterns, while overhead above the rooftops, the yellow dragon-flags floated*  against a blue California sky.  It was a sunny day in February; and.  the streets were swarming with a multitude of Chinese���������men, women and;,  children���������all arrayed in their richest:,  holiday attire. The children especially,,  with their bright faces and black eyes,,  and in their pretty costumes, formed a  most pleasing and interesting feature-  of tills living Oriental picture!  Everybody seemed to be happy and! .  good-natured; and ever and anon, as a.  group of friends met, they stopped andi  amid much ceremonious bowing exchanged the compliments of the season;,  for this festive occasion was nothing:  more nor less than the celebration of  the Chinese New Year.  The idea of celebrating New Year's.  Day in February may strike some of  my readers as odd. But, since this has.  been the Chinese custom from time immemorial, and is older, by several thousand years, than our acceptance of the-  first of January as the proper time, the  Chinese, perhaps, are not far wrong  In supposing themselves to be at least  as much In the right as ourselves. This-  question, however, was of no concern to*  this merry holiday throng. They were  quite satisfied with the arrangement;  and, with the utmost belief in their own,  superiority, they felt at heart an inborn  contempt���������common to all Chinese���������for  "outside barbarians." This term ..embraces all nations not living within the-  sacred boundaries of "The Flowery  Kingdom," and Includes the Inhabitants of. all tbe world; and these unfortunate outsiders are broadly divided  into classes���������Eastern and Western bar-  barians.���������St. Nicholas.  Mule Indispensable in War.  A Persian regirus^������i on the march is  a strange spectacle. Every three soldiers have a donkey, for there is neither baggage train nor commissariat. On  this donkey is placed the worldly  wealth of its proprietors and their muskets. Occasionally the veiled wife of a  soldier bestrides the beast  iv. \  1  I  ml  W  1  .\  m  ��������� f  f  ���������m,  i  ���������   P  i  if  I  ���������Jva  I  m  m  M  M  ::M  m  m  us  ii'l  Ml  ft  mi  ViOl  The hedgehog is 10 Inches In length*  I  m  m  'Hi 5 tf'-V������^# cfXS;?" iS?  AN interesting series of episodes is  represented by the inaugurals of  the various Presidents of the Unit-  ������d States, for the administering of the  oath of office to the chief magistrate, from  ��������� ,the father of his country down to the present incumbent, has been attended *��������� by  many incidents that go to form part of  our national history. ��������� The scenes 'from  some of these bygone pageants are unique  and impressive.'" They cover the triumphal progress of the first President to  his installation that put the new nation  ������n  its  feet,   the "Jeffersonian   simplicity  WASHINGTON COMES TO NEW YORK.  that won by its quiet and correct dignity,  the Jacksonian tinge of "the wild and  ���������woolly wesf'thatmade Old Hickory famous, the attendance of guards armed with  ��������� rifles to protect the new chief .magistrate  - on one occasion, and grand aud formal,  plain and cheerful, quiet and uproarious  Inaugurations, according us circumstances  and enthusiasm ruled the time.  The,first Wednesday in  March,  1789,  was the 4th, and it has ever since been  regarded  as inauuguration  day.     In the  case of Washington, however, the installation became "a postponed event."   The  old continental congress failed to meet at  a time assigned, and the result was that  our first President was not officially notified of his election until April 14.    People  traveled slowly in those days, and it was  not until the 23d, after a week through  which   he   received   all   possible   honors  from the people, that Washington reached Elizabethtown Point, on the New Jersey shore, opposite New York City.    Here  he was met by a committee of Congress  and   a  deputation   of   local   officials.     A  ��������� bargehad been prepared to carry Washington to the city and was waiting under  the command of Commodore Nicholson. It  was manned by thirteen sailors in white.  The sailors pushed off, other barges fell in  behind, and a striking procession made its  <way.   The ships in the harbor were gaily  flecorated, and as the long procession moved through them with music and song it  ���������was  saluted by cannon  and  cheers  that  -shook the echoes.    The preparations for  the formal inaugural, however, were not  yet  complete and the  proceedings   were  postponed for a week.   The 30th opened a  bright; and cheering day.   A national salute   was  fired  and  the   city   bells   were  rung.   At 9 o'clock the people were summoned to the churches  in  thanksgiving,  and to offer up prayers for the success of  the Government.  At Federal Hall the troops were formed on both sides and -Washington walked  between,the lines to the Senate chamber.  He was dressed in a suit of broadcloth of  American manufacture throughout. His  white silk stockings were spun and wove  ra America, and his shoes were ornamented with plain silver buckles.    His head  was less a welcome to the new executive  than a farewell to the old.  The ball was filled, and it is related that  there was scarcely a dry eye save only  those of Washington. To Mr. Adams  it seemed that Washington 'was triumphing over him. "His look seemed to me,"  wrote Mr. Adams to his wife, "to say:  'I am fairly out, and you are fairly in.' "  The general towered above all those about  him, showing in his worn but calm features the touch of care that had been  heavy upon him, and <=thnt he was the  central figure of the event there can be no  doubt. ,  The ungracious absence'of the acting  President marred "the installation of,  Thomas Jefferson. Washington had al-  reay set the precedent that the outgoing  President should attend his successor  during the ceremony of taking the oath,  when he did the honors at Adams' inauguration. But before dawn of March 4,  1801, Adams had left Washington. The  day throughout the United States was  celebrated like a new Fourth of July. In  some places the defeated Federalists made  hostile show pf their' chagrin, but the  rejoicing seemed practically universal.  With Jefferson came an era of simplicity  that.took, its character'from him. He  had objected to the pomp marking previous inaugurations. His own was totally  freefrom this element. He had no establishment in Washington. He had no  coach. So Jefferson rode to the Capitol  on horseback unheralded and without escort, tied his horse to the palings of a  convenient fence, and- entering, took the  oath. His dress was as plain as tailor  could devise. The second inauguration  was as devoid of display, but it was under  more pleasant auspices. Jefferson had  been elected by 162 .votes, against but-14  for his opponent, and the electoral college had no new failure to record.  James Madison seemed content to continue the era of simplicity J His dress at  his, inauguration was of homespun, a circumstance in itself sufficient to excite  great enthusiasm. So vast was the concourse that it seemed the whole population had turned out. The escort of cavalry with difficulty pressed its way  through the mass.     Ladies fainted,  and  outdid that witnessed at the Capitol.  Orange punch had been provided by the  barrel. The adherents of Jackson, crowded to the presidential residence. They  shouted. .They stood on damask chairs,  leaving there the imprint of muddy boots.  "Go it, Andy; we put you there," they  yelled. "Give 'em fits, Andy." And the  general smiled. All the men carried hickory sticks. Many of the,women wore necklaces made of hickory nuts strung together. It was the wildest scene that ever had  the White House for its setting, and  those who viewed it carried the memory  of it long.  March 4, 1837, the date of the Van  Buren inauguration, was as perfect as  could have been desired.. Much of the  good-will shown was for the retiring President Jackson, tall and erect as ever, but  with hair silver white and deep marks of  care upon his face. Old and worn he.  was, and, as with Van Buren by his side  he passed along the line, cheers were for  him. .The two rode in Jackson's phaeton,  a gift made of wood from the old frigate  Constitution. Van Buren's address was  an effort of oratory, and was listened to  intently.'  For days before the inauguration of  William Henry Harrison the city had  been filling with .visitors, many of them  from a distance. - The military feature of  the parade ,was the finest that had ever  been seen at Washington. "Tippecanoe  and Tyler, too!" was the cry of the day.  Mr. Harrison rode a' white horse.. He  was attended by seven citizen marshals,  all handsomely" mounted. ��������� There were  unique figures in the parade. A log cabin  on wheels, drawn by four horses, was the  creation of some of the many Tippecanoe  clubs. It was applauded from one end  of the line to the other, for this was tbe  triumphant close of the Log Cabin campaign.  Exactly one month after he had taken  the oath of office as Vice-President John  Tyler was, called from .Williamsburg to  assume the duties of the presidency. William Henry Harrison lived but thirty days  after having taken a'place in the White  House. When Tyler arrived an effort  was made to induce him to take an oath  as acting. President, but this he refused  to do. His refusal was constitutional,  and was accepted later as a precedent in  the cases .of- Fillmore, Johnson and Arthur.  eji. The address was delivered at the  eastern portico of the Capitol to an immense crowd, that as the towering form  of Buchanan appeared cheered with much  enthusiasm. The oath was administered  by the venerable Chief Justice Taney and  salutes were fired.  The inauguration of Abraham Lincoln,  March 4, 1861, was the opening of an  epoch, the turning'of a page in history.  For the first time a President-elect of the  United States was forced to seek the Capitol with people about him to guard him  from the violence of assassins, unheralded and by night so that murderous designs against him might be bafiied. President Buchanan got into the same carriage  with the President-elect, and the two were  driven through the narrow lane left on  Pennsylvania avemie belween pressing  lines of citizens. It was feared that an  attempt would be made to assassinate  him on his way to the Capitol, and in addition to the escort sharpshooters were  posted on the buildings with orders to  shoot anyone who should draw a weapon,  but no untoward events occurred.   ,  The second inauguration was under circumstances far different. The United  States Government seemed no longer  threatened with dissolution, but the end o.f  the struggle was "uearing. Lincoln was  looked upon as the savior of tlie country.  His address, as before, was one of courte-  "Are you acquainted with any society people?" "Oh, yes, I know a tiling  or two."���������Life.  "Did you take the waters at Saratoga. Col. Kentuck?". "No, suh; I nev-  ali mix my drinks."  Customer���������What can you give me for  i modest lunch? Waiter���������Well, there's-  veal with dressing.���������Detroit Tribune.  ���������"If .you kiss me again I will call  mamma." "Well, I don't mind; she' is  worn an.''���������To wn  'give 'em fits, andy!"  SCENE   AT   LINCOLN'S   SECOND   INAUGURAL   BALL.  The President, Secretary Stanton, Gen. Grant and Others.  JEFPEBSON TIES HIS HOESE.  W ��������� " ������������������!--���������.��������� ." ������������������.��������� .* ... | II     I  ������vas bare and his powdered hair was tied  behind in a fashionable bag. Chancellor  Livingston repeated the oath of office and  Washington kissed the page. "It is done,"  ������aid  the Chancellor.    Then  waving his  {land he shouted to the multitude: "Long  ive George Washington, President of the  United States!"  When Washington for the second time  iook the oath of office there was less public demonstration than on the first occasion. The seat of government had by that  time been removed to Philadelphia, and  the inaugural was held in Congress Hall.  The inauguration of John Adams was  aotable chiefly for its dual character.    It  the gentlemen accompanying them had to  fight to guard them against the jostling,  trampling throng, all eager to press near  the platform. In the outskirts of the  crowd .there were a number of encounters  between rowdies. One Tory who had the  temerity to shout his sentiments that  "Jim Madison ought to be hanged" was  set upon and nearly beaten to death, escaping finally with bruises and the loss of  an eye. ,   ' . ���������  Before the time came for the inauguration of Monroe the British had burned the  Capitol.     The  inaugural   took  place   in  Congress Hall  and the public ceremony,  occurred on a platform near the site upon  which.a new structure was being erected.  The'military feature was impressive.    As  Monroe took the oath a single gun announced the stage of proceedings and military salutes followed in quick succession  from the navy yard and different organizations that had participated in the march.  When John Quincy Adams was inaugurated little remained of the Jeffersonian  simplicity of a quarter of a century before.    At about noon Mr. Adams left the  door of his residence, with his predecessor, in a carriage.   The escort was largely  military,   and  the  many  handsome   uniforms  lent  color  to an  imposing  array.  Mr.  Adams,  dressed  in  a  plain  suit  of  black,  ascended to the Speaker's chair,  the chief justice just in front.   Then the  new President read his address, occupying  forty minutes in its delivery.   Among the  prominent people present was Gen. Andrew Jackson, and the apparent cordiality  of the handclasp between the two was  much commented upon.  There was turmoil in Washington the  day that Andrew Jackson became President. The inauguration was not the comparatively quiet and orderly affair to  which the public had grown accustomed.  The vicinity of the Capitol was like a dark  and troubled sea. When Jackson appeared thousands' of heads were bared, and  thousands of faces turning upward changed the aspect of the sea in an instant. But  the clamor of the White House reception  There was the usual great concourse of  people to attend the inauguration of Polk,  so great being the rush that a bed was a  luxury. All the arrangements were admirable, but the weather could hardly  have been worse. While it permitted Polk  and Tyler to ride in an open carriage, an  umbrella was held over the former while  he delivered his address to an ocean of  other umbrellas. The pavements.were so  slippery that many of the soldiers fell in-  gloripusly during.the parade.  The inauguration of Zaehary Taylor  was not marked by unusual features. The  procession Was headed by twelve volunteer companies. A special guard that  kept the crowd back from the carriage  was composed of 100 young men mounted  on spirited horses. A prominent feature  of the parade was the number of "Rough  and Ready" clubs, so named from the title  the general had won at the head of his  command. At the conclusion of .the inaugural address bells rang, cannon were  fired and the cheering was prolonged.  Millard Fillaiore was the second to assume an executive chair made vacant by  death. July 10, 1S50, the day after Taylor had passed away, Mr. Fillmore. Vice-  President, appeared at the capitol. Senate and House were in joint session. He  went before the body, took the oath of  office and left the building unattended.  The crowd attracted to the capital to  witness the inauguration of Franklin  Pierce had a strong western element in it.  The day was raw and cold. The guard of  the President was composed of mounted  young men, and a fine display was made  by the army and nary. Mr. Pierce delivered his address from memory, the manuscript in his hand net being looked at. Before he had finished snow was falling.  As he took the oath of office, far away  before the American consul in Cuba, Wm.  R. King took the oa.h of Vice-President.  March 4, 1S57, vas foggy and cold in  the early morning, but as the cannon announcing the approaching inauguration of  Buchanan began t������ boom the fog rolled  away. Once more Yfashington was crowd-  ous firmness.   Chief Justice Chase administered the oath. '  After the death'of Lincoln, April 15,  Andrew Johnson succeeded to the presidency. The oath was administered by  Chief Justice Chase in the presence of  the cabinet. President Johnson made a  brief address, but there was in it no demonstration.  A striking feature of- the first inauguration of Ulysses S. Grant as President was  the number of veterans in the crowd.  Grant and the-retiring President rode in  an open landau, Johnson looking sour, and  grim, Grant calm and' content. Behind  them stretched-back a long array of political organizations bedecked in the uniforms  they had worn during the' campaign.  There were Tanners, Invincibles, Wide  Awakes and' Grant and Colfax Clubs.  Colored Republican clubs were also numerous. In the, evening the city was illuminated. Fireworks were set off. and  there was noise made of a hilarious sort.  The ball was a heroic social affair. So  cold was the ballrooms that ladies retained their wraps and gentlemen their coats.'  The ice cream froze " solid, but nobody  cared; warm drinks were in demand. Mrs.  Grant shivered bravely in white silk, but  the guests went early, and by midnight  the hall was deserted.  The inauguration of R. B. Hayes was  peculiar. Mr. Hayes took the oath of  office twice. Saturday, March 3, Gov.  and Mrs. Hayes were guests at the White  House. They withdrew from the other  guests, their purpose being unknown, and  entered the Red Room with President  Grant. There Gov. Hayes first took the  oath-. Once more the ceremony was performed, this time Chief Justice Waite  publicly administering the oath in the  presence of Senate. House and visitors.  The inaugural address was delivered from  the usual stand. In the evening a reception was given at the White House, a  collation having been provided by Mrs.  Grant.    -  The inauguration of James A. Garfield  was marked by the enthusiasm and display that had become by this time a part  of each recurring event As he began the  delivery of his address the sun broke  through the clouds, and it seemed to all a  happy omen. When he had finished, and  applause was'yet ringing in his ears, the  President turned and kissed his mother,  who had sat unspeakably proud of her  son. and then kissed his wife.-*  Again death; was the usher, and Chester  A. Arthur was called to the presidency  when his chief lay on the bier. He was in  New York when notified of the necessity  of qualifying, and at once took the oath as  President.   This was Sept. 20, 1SS1.  The inauguration of Cleveland in 1S85  and of Harrison the second in 1SS9 are  too recent to need more than a mention  to recall them to the reader. It was done  in a minute, the actual making and  un  making of Presidents. At these installations the usual formalities were rigorously observed and the usual throngs were  present. Perhaps the inaugural ball  which signalized Cleveland's second inauguration was as impressive an event as  had characterized such a function for  many years. It was preceded by a magnificent parade, and the ballroom contained 10,000 persons representing the Dower  of America's sous and daughters. The  ceremonies had a ^certain military tinge  from beginning to end that lent unusual  brilliancy to the event.  A  demy  inches.  folio  volume  Is  18  by  11  still a young-looking  Topics.  He���������What will the world say at our  divorce?" The millionaire spouse���������That  a fool and his money are soon parted."  -Life.  Mamma���������I wish you could get George  a. nice situation. Papa���������I'm afraid I  can't suit George. He wants a place In  which time will hang heavily 'on" his  hands.���������Puck.  Daughter���������George says he fears he  can't support me in the style I'm accustomed to. The father���������Marry him,  anyhow. I can't keep it up much long*  er myself.���������Town Topics.  The Giddy Young Thing���������What Is  that proverb about there being no. marrying in heaven? The.Chronic Bachelor���������Fools rush in where angels fear  to tread.���������Indianapolis Journal.'  "I should like to go to my mother-  in-law's funeral this afternoon, sir,"  said the book-keeper' to the "old man." '  "So should I," replied the proprietor, ���������  ns.he turned to his desk ragain.���������Puck.  t At an official ball: "Sir, allow me to  shake hands with you, just by way of  showing that I know somebody here."  "With pleasure, sir, as I am precisely  in the same boat as yourself."���������Le Gau-  lois.    '       ��������� '      ,  Lady in pony cart (who has made  several unsueccessful attempts to pass  persevering beginner occupying ��������� the  whole road)���������Unless you soon fall off, '  sir, I'm afraid I shall miss my train.���������  Punch.  "I'��������� shall hold him in.sweet remem-.  bra nee," said the potentate of Bwkplo, *  He could hardly have done otherwise.,  Even ,at home the young missionary    ���������  had been spoken of as one of excellent  taste.���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  A New York doctor says that frog's  legs are good for people suffering from <  tuberculosis. The batria-chophagoiis  element of our , population have long  known that frogs' legs were good for  consumption.���������Dallas News.  Husband ��������� You're not economical.  Wife���������Well, if you don't call a woman economical who saves her wedding  dress for a possible second marriage,  I'd like to know what you think economy is.���������Melbourne Punch.  George���������You do not call on Miss Rosebud now? Jack���������No; I got disgusted.  She has such a coarse laugh. George1���������  I never noticed that. Jack���������You would  if you'd been within hearing when I  proposed to her.���������Dublin World.  "I'm tired of the men of to-day," declared Miss Elderly; "it was very different in the good old days of chivalry."  "Do tell me about it, dear," answered  Miss Deeply; "it was before my time,  you know."���������Detroit Free Press.  Briggs���������SImmerson, the inventor,  says his wife doesn't even know what  business he is in. Griggs���������Why has he  concealed it from her? Briggs���������He is  afraid she might get the impression  th*t he could do odd jobs around the  bouse.���������Life. %  Mrs. Guile���������Does Mr. Circuit drink?  Guile���������No; what makes you ask? Mrs.  Guile���������Mrs. Bingo told me that he went  out on a little periodical frequently.  Guile���������She doubtless meant the term  in a business sense; Circuit travel* ,  for the "Weekly Gusher."  First Thespian���������Have a warm reception, in the last town you played, old....   s  man?   Second Thespian���������Well, rather.;  Papers roasted me, hotel burnt down,     "  with all my clothes, and eleven creditors were hot after me all the while.���������  Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.  He���������I am really surprised at Dr.  White. After being our family doctor-  for years, and treating me for all sorts,  of things, and to think of all the money  we've paid him, too! She���������What has  he done? He���������He wouldn't pass me for  the life insurance company!���������Tid-Blts.  Mrs. Ferry (proudly)���������Our pastor la  going to have special bicycle services  regularly every third Sunday this summer. Mrs. Wallace (calmly)���������Indeed?  Our church intends giving a free base  ball game and prayers for the conversion of the umpire.���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  The other day a couple of little girls  came to a physician's office to be vaccinated. One of them undertook to  speak for the other, and explained:  "Doctor, this is my sister. She is too  young to know her left arm from her  right, so mamma washed both of  them."���������Twinkles.  "And she didn't shrink from the notoriety?" "Shrink! Why, she used to  fill only the smallest roles, and now she  is one of the greatest actresses of her  day." There was a tide in the affairs  of women, as well as men, which, taken  at its flood, led on to fame and $250 a  performance.���������Detroit Tribune.  ..~y  0 ".fl  *-> L  >'.������ l<l  * >l  BGB ^<:.������,Mig������������im-iiir,.i.iMMr^ia-jj5aer:j.|aKi  r siSiiissSgio^aiBfeiSsgasB:  Mcrvf ttyi.rt JwtfT  ^^BS^gigsfeift^aaEaiwai-a-^i  THE    WEEKLY    NEWS JUNE,    29th    1897.  "TO WEEKLY HIS  ssusd   Every  Tuesday  At Union, B  C  M Whitney, Editor.  TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IN   ADVANCE.  One  Year      ?200  Six Months    125  Single Copy/    0 05  RATES OF ADVERTISING: ���������  One i*ah per year $ 12*0������  ..    ..   month  '.      150  ei������iil.h col   per year     25 00  .   fourth ...     5000  week, .. line        :         10  Local notices,per line           20  Notices    of  Births,    Marriages    and  Deaths,  50 cents each insertion.  No' Advertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons failing to get  The News regularly should notify the Office.  TUESDAY,   JUNE 29th,   1897.  THE MAIL SERVICE.  T*HE inquiry is frequently made of us  as to when we are to have a twice a week  mail service. We regret to say���������not this  year. The, Postmaster General in reply  to our member Mr. Mclnnes,said tenders'  had been duly called for by advertisement' and that only one had* been sent in  which was for $10,460 which the depart  rhent deeming excessive, had declined.  It.should be remembered that cost of  transportation of mails in- the east,'"where  it is, seldom done by steamer, is very  much less than in British Columbia. The  postal authorities do not appear to understand the cost of running a steamer in  this,part of the western coast, and will  not'pay for an extra trip.  It is not likely that anything further  will be done about the. matter until the  completion of the Nanaimo-Comox-Trunk  road, when an every-other-day service  can doubtless be had. This road is;expected to be .finished next year, and as  twelve months will soon roll around, we  should possess our souls in patience.  A Court Martial.  The Light Brigade of Billville is in a mighty  muss���������  The boys went to a barbecue that .ended in  a fuss ;  An' we're havin' a court martial   that's   a-  settin' day an' night,  And these here are the charges that' they're  makin' left an' right:  Sergeant Slattery,  'Sault and battery;  Colonel Boker,  Playin' Poker.*  Captain Kidders,  Huggin' widders;  Major Mazes,  Full as blaze3.  General Bearing,  High-toned swearing ;  Corporal Goklbraids,  Kissin' old maids.  Colonel Shakedown,  Dancing breakdown ;  General Loudsuou!;,  Clearing crowd out!  I tell you, but is'a lively; there   was   never  nothing like���������  You can't tell any minute where  the  lightning's going to strike ! -.  We're enjoyin' the proceeding from the top  '  rail of the fence,  For we're hotdm' court in  Billville   at   the  government's expense !  ���������Atlanta Constitution.  THE COMING CONTEST  Jt is evident from the tone of the Pro  vincial papers, which, doubtless, reflect  public sentiment, that next year's politica,  contest in British Columbia will be fought  out on the old lines, the Ins against the Outs  The campaign may be said to be already  begun. The Government forces are bold  ly challenging the Opposition, which at  present is not well organized  or acting in harmony. There  is no politics in the contest, in the usual  acceptation of that term. It means simply what set of men shall administer the  affairs of the Province for the   next   four  years. Neither free trade or protection  enters into the question. Men from both  parties are among the Ins and the Outs.  Who the men will be at the helm if the'  Ins remain is pretty well known, but in  case the Outs succeed, we cannot tell  who will be premier, or who will fill any  particular position. We know of what  material they have to choose, but not who  will lead. It is a case in which the best  men should win. Will what is best be  realized?  QiTTEEK,.  "Queer, isn't it?"  "What's queer?" inquired another.  "The night falls "  ��������� "Yes." , .     c  ."But it dosen't break:"  "No."  "The day breaks."  "Yes."  "But it doesn't fall."  ��������� "No."  "Queer isn't it?"    And he was gone. '  ���������Selected.  WAVEP.EY   HOTJ3E.  CHANGE OF MANAGEMENT.  The Waverly House, until recently run  by John Unsworth, has changed hands.  The proprietors are John Richardson and  Frank Crawford, two popular young men  in Union.  The hoter will be thoroughly renovated  and made first clans in every respect. W������  wish Meddra Richarddon aad Crawford good  luck.  Disappointed.  "The kio.-) sweet one, that peals our vow  I'll carry   with itie o'er ihe main,  And the-:, as pure as ir. i.-> now,  I'll briujt it back again."  He sailed away to foreign lands.  He gave her all the love he   had.  On liionotixn hei^hta a;id ������le������urt sands  He saw her image and was glad.  At last, world worn, he crossed the sea  And.wfint to claim his love, but found  That she was married and had three  Uproarious children tearing around.  ���������Selected.  PLAGUE SPOTS.  There are some moral plague  spots  in  Union, and we are glad that  the  officers  made the arrests which they did.    To  be  more precise, there are  two  places  that  need wiping out, and it's  a   shame   they  have been permitted   to   exist   so   long  The process of the law,   surely   must   be  efficient to protect the community against  a stench which is offensive to all respectable people.    Let arrest follow arrest  until the violators  of the  law,- shall  either  be deterred from their evil ways, or  shall  seek some more congenial location.    But  in removing these plague spots  from our  midst, let the officers have the encouragement of all law abiding citizens.  British Columbia Directory.  The Williams guaranteed to be the  only complete Directory of British Columbia that will be published this year. As  soon as issued from the press it will be J  delivered throughout Comox District.  Take no other and see you get The  Williams'  R. T. Williams' Publisher,  '28 Broad St., Victoria, B.C.  SEALED TENDERS will be received  by the undersigned up to June 29th, 1897  for the clearing 10 acres on or near the  water front of lot 10 Nelson District,  commonly called Cotton's Claim. '  Particulars obtained from undersigned.  _^,The.lowest   or any  tender not necessarily accepted.  2370 ���������-,. Robert Lawrence.  Esquimalt & Nanaimo  Railway Company.  NOTICE.  DISTRICT DIRECTORY  GOV'T AGENT Assessor and Collector.���������W. B. Anderson, Office, Union,  residence, Comox. ���������  STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE  r;  and Coroner.,���������James Abrams, Union.  * ������    .  JUSTICES of the Peace.���������Union,  A. McKnight, W. B. Walker, a*id H._ P.  Collis..���������Comox, Geo. F. Drabble, and  Thomas Cairns.���������Courtenay,: J., W.  McKenzie.���������Sandwich, John Mundell.  CONSTABLES.���������J. W. Hutchinson,  and P. S. Scharschmidt, Union.  COURTENAY.  COURTENAY is a pleasant village situated  on both sides of the Courtenay River, and on  the road u j the Settlement, three miles from  Comox 13ay. The road to Union also passes  through it. It ;has a central position. Here  arc two hotels, one first class store, a saw mill,  soda-water works, post office, shops, etc. It is  a favorite place for fishermen and hunters.  COURTENAY. B.C.  Directory.  COURTENAY HOUSE,   A.   H.  Callum, Proprietor.  Mc-  RIVERSIDE  HOTEL,   J. J.  Proprietor.'  Grant,  GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON, ,   Blacksmith., and Carriage Maker.  COMOX.  COMOX is a village beautifully looatcdjon the  bay of the same name, in Comox District! A  Practice Range, Mess House and Wharf, have  lately been established on the Sand Spit, which  forms the harbor, by tha 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. Tho  scenery grand, and good hunting near. The  City of Nanaimo from Victoria calls here on'  Wednesdays, and departs  Friday   mornings.  COMOX DIRECTORY.  H. C. LUCAS, Proprietor, XOMOX  BAKERY,' Coniox, E. C.  UNION.  THIS TOWN,'the eastern p.trt of which  is called Cumberland, is finely situated  on the'foot hiils, of the Buford Mountians,  about 500 ,feet-above the waters of the  Georgian Straits, and 60.miles north of  Nanaimo. It-is connected with Bayr.e  Sound, lov a line of railway 13 miles in  length. Its principal industry is coal  mining. It turns-out 'from 700 tons to  r,ooo tons ofc-m! per' dav of the best  steam coal. This is transferee! over the  railway to Union wharf" (Bayne Sound) to  the ships and steamers and ui<.s with  scows awaiting to receive it. The fine  coal is manufactured here into a good  article of coke which bids fair to grow  into an immense industry of itself. Extensive bunkers are being constructed at  the Wharf in connection' with the coal  industry. -  .Union is the market place for the  Comox farming settlement, and contains  3,000 population. It has one large-  Departmental Store besides two general  stores, four large hotels, two saw mills,  two merchant tailoring establishments,  various shops, such as dry goods, tin and  hardware, metal, harness and saddlery,  livery, jewlery, stationery, bakeries, and  barber shops,, photograph gallery, brass  band, a graded school, four churches,  and a newspaper. . It is reached by  steamer from Victoria'and Nanaimo.  jf������1R    5BXE  TO   PROSPECTORS,   Miners,   and  Holders of Mineral Claims on  unoccupied land within the Esquimalt & Nanaimo  Railway Company's   Land  Grant���������FOR  ONE YEAR ONLY from the the date of  this  notice,   the  Railway   Company will  sell their rights to all Minerals, (excepting  Coal and Iron) and the  Surface rights of  Mineral Claims, at the   price ������f $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 recoi-d to be filed in the Company's Land Office, Victoria, on payment  of the first   instalment.    The  balance of  the   purchase    money   to  be paid in two  equal instalments, at the expiration of six  and   twelve   months,   without    interest.  Present  holders of Mineral Claims   who  have not previously made other arrangements with the   Company  for   acquiring  Surface and Mineral rights,   are  hereby  notified   to at once   make the   first payment on their  Claims, as  otherwise they  will be deemed and treated as trespassers.  Leonard H. Solly,  Victoria, B C. "|    Land Commissioner  June 1,  1S97.J 2390  FOR SALE.���������My house aud two lots in  the village of Courtenay. -^  K. Grant, Union.  T7OR SALE, RANCH���������One mile aud a  -*- half from Union, contains 160 acres  and will be disposed of at a low figure. Enquire of James Abrams.  For Sale.���������The dwelling house and  lot on Maryport avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is ii storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, NEWS OFFICE.  \ 17 ANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquire  * * at ' 'News Office.  FOR RENT-The boarding house late  ly occupied by Mr.   A.   Lindsay.    App'y  to H. P. Collis at the Union Department  Store.  SUNDAY SERVICES  St. George's  Presbyterian  Church���������  Rev. J. A. Logan, pastor. Services at 11 a.  m. and 7 p.m. Sunday School at 2:30.  Y.P.S.C.E.  at   close   of   evening   service.  Methodist Church��������� Services at the  usual hours morning and evening. Rev. W.  Hicks, pastor.  Trinity Church:���������Services in the evening.    Rev. J. X. Willeai'ar, rector.  Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.  Steamer City of  Nanaimo  OWENS   MASTER  The   Steamer CITY of NANAIMO  will sail as follows  CALLING AT WAY PORTS as passengers  and freight may offer  Leave Victoria, Tuesday, la, m.  "   Nanaimo for Comox, Wednesday, 7 a. m  Leave Comox for Nanaimo,       Fridays, 7 a.m.  " '    Nanaimo for Victoria    Saturday, 7 a.m  For freight or state "rooms  apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket office,  Victoria Station, Store street.  /  [; I VERY  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable pates.  D. KilpatPiek,  Union, B. C.  EAMING-  -^fsr^/^h/^s  Society     Cards  I.    O.    O.    F.  Union Lodge,   No.   11,'   meets   e ery  Friday night at 8 o'clock. Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.  F.,A. Anley, R. S.  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F  & A. M, B. C. R.  1   Union, B. C "  Lodge   meets    first    I- riday    in   each  month'.    Visiting brethren   are   cordially  invited to attend. ���������  L.   Mounce. Sec.  Hiram Loc^c No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.K  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  belorc the fuli of the moon  cordially   requested  McConnell,  Secretary.  Visiting Brothers  to attend.  R.  Cumberland   Encampment.  No. 6,   I. O: O. F.',    Union.  Meets every alternate   Wednesdays ot  each month at  8   o'clock p. m.    Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Combe, Scribe.  Notice to Taxpayers.  Assessment Act and Provincial  Revenue Tax,  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  accordance with the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue Tax and Taxes levi'.'d  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 per cent on Personal  Property.  One-half of one per cent on Income.  If paid   after    June 30th,   1897���������  Four-fifths of one per cent on Real  Property.  Three per cent  on   Wild Land.  Three-fourths pf one per cent on Personal Property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on  Income.  W. B. Anderson,  Assessor and Collector.  January 1897.  G.H. Tarbell  ' r  ^Dealer ia"  Stoves and Tinware  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY   DONE  JSTAgent for the  Celebrated Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and   Ranges   Manufacturer of the  New Air-tight heaters  BOIOU  TAKE TOUR  LOCAL PAPER?  It publishes all that is worthy of notice,  of THE' LOCAL. NEWS. , '  It Gives,,  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.  It Supports  GOOD   ORDER,   PUBLIC   ENTER-  -c*  PRISES, THE CHURCHES, FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.     '  It Publishes Occasionally,  Erig-ht Original Stories,  Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original ������'Chatter."  And is the ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAPER in the PROVINCE  which has a. TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE.  It is the exponent of the distrirt, aril  by it the district will be judyrd by- the  outside public.  It is ns CHEAP as a good paper can  be prociured in a country distrirt.  Give it vour generous support and there  will !������������* inrira-td iinurcvt-mcnts.-  1   vnvivp  Florist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  Seeds.? Ornamental  Trees and  Shrubsiaiways.  Also "bulbs   in   variety,   including  Hyacinths,   Narcissus,  luchias, J  Tulips and X.illies.  Ur]ionf  ��������� B. C.  General Teaming. Powder  Oil, Etc., Hauled. Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK DONE  CUMBERLAND    SHOE   SHOP.  I have moved into my new shop on  Dunsmuir Avenue, 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 appliinc������-3, 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.  niHintmim���������1  Do you know that we can print you juat  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 ? Iq fact we can  do anything iu the Hue of job printing.  G-ive'us a trial.  '*>���������'  n  t ���������  ��������� H  4  ���������VI  1  1  M  xt  1  ���������J  \l;|  it  ,*.ij  M  ill  m  ��������� tt!  WA  (] n  vs.  "Ill  ������...������  I'jf  nan ^���������M':M"^Wi:  THE    WEEKLY    NEWS   J LINE, "Vth    1897. '"  ^  t  One Kan's Views.  A newspaper likes to be quoted,, not be7-  cause of the publicity, but because it is an  evidence that its editor has been able to say  something worthy of the consideration of  tbe public. Next to, this is the pleasure of  saeing yourself quoted without credit being  given. This is an evidence that you have  been able to say something worth stealing,  *nd it is the highest form of compliment  that one newspaper man can pay to another.  ,   ���������York (Nob.) Republican.  California's Model City.  Pasadena, Cal., has been without a saloon  for about ten years, and we gather the following interesting facts, from   the   Star   of  that place :   Whole nnmber   of   arrests   in  , 1896 was -54, 20 for leaving horses unhitched, 11 for violating the liquor ordinance,  5  for gambling (Chinese), 2 for playing musical instruments in the street   without  permit, 1 fer riding bicycle on sidewalk,  2 for  violating fire protection ordinance, 3   for  peddling without license, 1 for contempt   of  ������ourt and 9 for drnnkeness.    Is there a city  *f the same size, 10,000, in this  nation under license that can show such results?.  n When  only 54 arrests.per year are made  in a city of 10,000 people,  it  demonstrates  pretty thoroughly that prohibition does prohibit where it is given a fair chance.    Prohibition is the only club that will knock out  . the liquor traffic.  ^^Thare is Nothing  LEATHER  LIKE  If it is fell Put Together  So here it is : :  Single Harness at $Io, $12, $15 per set  and up.���������Sweat Pads at 50 cents.  Whips at 10, 25,  50 and a' good   Rawhide for 75 cents, and a Whale Bone  at $r and up to $2. -   ���������  .A.T.  ���������#  I have the largest Stock of WHIPS  in  town and also the  Best Axle Greaserat r___> BOxES  .Fop Twenty���������Five Cents*  Trunks at Prices to Suit  the Times.  Promptly and '  NEATLY DONE  Repairing ���������{  Wesley Willard  Pj^OFBSSI01T-&iJ.  Lady McDonald, widow of the late Premier of Canada, was asked, "Did yon not set  out wine when you entertained the Marquis,,  of Lome?" She replied, "Never." She was  asked if she did not apologize. "Certainly  1 not," waa the answer; "wine is not a natural beverage and. should rather come in  than go out with apology."���������Uniox Sighal  . School Examination.  Ill DIVISION.���������Miss Nickerson  '    FROMSr. II to JR. Ill  Charlotte Mounce, Andrew Thompson,  Deborah Lewis, John 'Guthrie, James  Whyte, Lillian Wier, Charles Magnone,  Margaret Miller, Richard Sumner, Kath-  rine Tobacco, James Somerville, Percy-  Grieve, Annie Home, Frank Young,  Flossie Piket, Lina White, Louis Magnone," Samuel Miller, Annie Harvey.  From Jr. II to Sr. II  James    Webster,    Bessie   McKnight,  Ethel   Short,   Robert Webster.'Graharn  . Williams, Albert Anthony,  Romeo Magnone, Mary McNiven,   Mary Ann Reese,  JSlcttie Guthrie, Mary Walker.  From 2D. Primer to Jr. II  Samuel Miller Jr., Christina McLeod,  Annie McNeill, Albert Grant, John Davis,  John Hamilton, Mary Anderson, Birdie  Woodhus, Ann Smith, George Grant,  Maude James, Aaron James.  Roll of Honor III Division  General   Proficiency���������Charlotte  Mounce.    Deport men t,��������� Bessie   McKnight.    Regularity and   Punctuality,���������  ���������Charles Magnone.  IV DIVISION.��������� Miss Webster.  From IV to III Division.  Carleton Clyde Mounce, Ethel Louise  Hicks, William' Young, Annie Gray,  Robt. Thompson, Arthur Hoult, Sarah  Campbell, Ethel Vass, Thomas Richards,  Mamie Anley, Robert Halcrow.  From Intermediate to Sr.  1st. Primer  George Willard, Mary "Nelson, Janet  Grav, Andrew Gibson, .Debitha Lewis,  Thomas Ces^ford, Catherine Frew, Alex  McNiven, William Grieve, Joseph Reese,  Mary Bardisoni., Wiiliam Miller, Scott  Williams.  From 1st Primer to  Intermediate  1st. Primer.  William McGlynn, Robert Somerville,  William Gleason, Anna Grant, Thomas  Harvey, Charles Tobacco, Dannie Hay-  man, Mary Sargeant, May Campbell,  Isabel Hooper, Caroline Tobacco, Alex.  Walker, Catherine McNeil, Elizabeth  Guthrie.  From Chart to 1st. Primer  James Bennie, William Watson  M ounce,0 Thomas Gibson, Ella G'-nnr,  Henry Gibson, William Whyte, Eua  McGlynn, Maude Parker,' Janet Callander, Alice Nellist, Pete Scarvard.  Roll of Honor IV Division  Proficiency,-- Carlton ��������� Clyde Mounce.  Regularity,-^--Robt. Halcrow. Deportment,���������Mary Nelson.  Drs. Lawrence &. Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  We have,appointed M.r. James Abrams our collector until turtner notice, to whom all overdue accounts  may be paid.  CHARRISON P.   MILLARD,  Physician,    Surgeon   and   Accoucheur.  Offices : Willard Block, Cumberland  COCJRTENAY  HOUSE,   COURTENAY.  Hours of Consultation:  Cumberland. 10 to  12 a. m. Tuesdays and Fridays.  Courtenay, 7 to 9 '.  ' A. M. AND P. M.  m.S. DALBY, D.OS.&L.D.S*!  I  Dentistry HntalUtslBranenes  PlateVork, hlliug and extracting  Office, opposite; W.iverly Hotel, Union  Hours���������9 a.m.to 5 p.m. and from  0 p.m. to S _>.u������.   o {^  m,  BARKER & POTTS,  BARRISTERS,  SOLICITORS, NOTARIES,   &e.  Office Boom'J. Mcl'heo & Mooro il'ld'tf andat.  NANAIMO.   B.   C.  1*. 0. n if aw Kit  IS.  H, A. Simpson  Barrister & Solicitor. INo's 2 & 4  Commercial Street.  :sr-a.:i-N.s.z2\������o,   s.  c  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  P>arrister,{SolicitorN otary Public  -First ptreet. JJ Union, B. C  Office:  YARWOOD  &   YOUNG  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Corner of Bastion and Commercial  Streets, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street and Dunsmuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will be.iu Union the 3rd Wednesday of  each month and remain ten days.  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent for the Alliance Fire  Insurance Company of Lon  don   and   the  Phoenix o  Hartford. ���������*  Agent for the Provincial  Building and Loan Association of Toronto   Union, B.C.  . ' ��������� -...--.-    .    ...    .,.,.,-.  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  Master Georg-e Watson passed from  Jr. IV to Sr. IV, in Principal Bennett's  room. By an over-sight in thf office his  name was left off the promotion list last  week, but we would not intentionally omit  the faithful carrier of The News from  any honor he merits.  SUBSCRIBE TO   The  News  PER ANNUM.  $2.00  Phillip Gable and Go., 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  auti  CLE foi the same money  Why send away for your printing  when you can get it done equally as well at  the News ? Our priceB are reasonable, and  we are now prepared to turn out everything  ia the line of Job Printing.  ANDERSON'S  , ��������� ���������  METAL WORKS  The following Lines are  Represented  Watches, clocks and jewellery  NEATLY   REPAIRED =  Tin, sheetiron, and copper work  Bicycles Repaired  Guns and rifles, repaired  Plumbing in all its branches,  Pumps, sinks and piping,  Electric bells placed,  Speaking tubes placed  Hot air furnaces,  Folding bath and improved  Air-tight stoves, specialties  Office and Works   %������**������������ *eM  Cumberland Hotel.  Union, B. C.  The finest hotel building  Fixtures and Bar  <-   North of Victoria,  fVnd the best kept house.  __^___________1_______^_______]__^__B_^__^i________^.^___jg____  Spacious Billiard Room  and new    -  Billiard and Pool Tables  Puntledge Bottling Works.  DAVID JONES, Proprietor,    MANUFACTURER, OF    SODA WATER,   LEMONADE,  GINGER  ALE,.  Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider, Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler  of Different  Brands   of   Lager Beer7 Steam Beer and Porter.  Agent for tho Union Brewery Company.,  '    KEa BEEE SOIjOD POB O^L.S23Z OjfcsT^^T-  COURTENAY, B. C.  OHEAPJ OHEAPHCHI  WOVEN WIRE FEMGINC  WIRE ROPE SELVAGE.  fl  ������EST  STEEL  WISE  Best of Wines and Liquors.  A FINtE STOOKOK-  Clocks, watches, books  and stationery.  T. D. McLean  iTzswisx/EjrR,-  XJ������TIOiTT IB. O.  B. J. Tkeflbald,  House and Sip Painter  Paper-Hanging, Kalsomining  and  Decorating.  GRAINING A SPECIALTY.  All Orders Promptly Attended to  Union, B. C.  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POSTPAID. <  SAMPLE COPIE3 FREE.  MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  220 Market St.,   Sac Francisco, Cal.  <-������****,. ���������^**. r*���������^^"^^S.^\  Subscribe  for The   Nlws $2.or  annum  per  "���������*.,���������%. *.-*-*.,* v^^Vf 4**^'. MODERN ARCHITECTURE.  Ideas���������Its  Its   Tendency  to   Engl is tt  Utilitarianism-.  There is one feature common to many  Euglish private houses that is seldom  found in American residences, at least  under the same name: This is the "office." One frequently finds mention of  this in descriptions of English residences, even in the statelj- country  houses, and the term often confounds  the uninitiated. The word "office" has  a large latitude in America, and is generally applied indiscriminately to any  place where business is transacted, doing duty equally for the English "chamber" and "shop." But the one use it  never has in this country is that cor-  ���������responding to its use in the English  private room of the master or the mistress of the house, where business letters are written and filed, where ser-;  vants are engaged or instructed, where  ���������.tenants are received, or where the,hundred and one odds of business, appertaining' to every household, are transacted.    There are comparatively  few  DONE TO DEATH IN A SPANISH DUNGEON.  men of leisure in this country,    and  many details that the English gentleman is compelled to look1 after in his  own home are here cared for at the  regular place of* business of the head  of the household. , But still much remains to be done at home, and the various cases and troubleinents are met  and conquered in the "library," or if  the householder is blessed with such a  room, in what we have designated with  very questionable taste, the   master's  "den.", In many cases the word may  be appropriate, enough, but it has too  much suggestion of the brute creation.  "Office" is infinitely better, being more  significant of the uses of the room, as  well as more euphonious.  But whether we risk the charge of  Anglo-mania, or stick to the thoroughly American "den," the thing itself is  TftAMPS OE SIBERIA.  FUGITIVES FROM   JUSTICE IN  BARREN LAND.  May Be Shot Down Without  Compas-  . sion   Like   Beasts,   bnt| They   Have  Their Revenge ou a Helpless People  ���������Outgrowth of the Exile System.  D,  R. RICARDO RUIZ, the American citizen whose mysterious death in n  Spanish dungeon at Guanabacoa, Cuba, stirred the State Department, is a  graduate of a Philadelphia dental college, which gave him a diploma in 187S.  The doctor spent six years in the United States and became so attached to America  and Americans that he decided to become a citizen, and when he returned to  Cuba- he took his papers of naturalization with him. He opened a dentist's office  and was living peaceably with, his wife and children when he was arrested by the  Spanish authorities and thrown into the prison from which he was never to come  forth alive. The charge on which the doctor was arrested is asserted to be false  by even those who sympathize with the cause of Spain. Ruiz had no connection  whatever with the Cubans. His1 associates were all Spaniards. Even his wife is  > a Castilian. He was charged with having aided several insurgents in wrecking a  Spanish military train a short distance outside of Guanabacoa. If the Spaniards  had raised the merest show of inquiry, they would have found that it'was impossible for the doctor to have been present at ;the train wrecking. On the night of  the deed he attended a reception just across the way from his own house, and left  it at lO.o' clock to-return home! Three Spanish gentlemen, accompanied him, and  stayed at his house chatting until after 11 o'clock. As the train was wrecked at  10:30 o'clock that night at was impossible for Ruiz to have been one of the wrecking party. When he left the.United States Dr. Ruiz took with him a lot of books  which were his" favorites.. Among these were the "Life of Patrick Henry," "Life  of Washington," "Webster's Speeches" and "Cooley's Constitutional Limitations."  The doctor was a native of Cuba and at the time of death was 46 years old:  World's  Worst   Vajrrants.  The very worst tramps in the world  are the outcome of the penal system  of Siberia.   They are the runaway convicts, and woe betide the unfortunate stranger 'who  falls    into      their  hands.    The very  manner   of   their  life   causes   them  i������V! to be greatly fear-  |l������i'< ed. *  '.r/>.L     The     Siberian  runaway convict,  writes a correspondent, does not  so much seek permanent 1 i b erty  from his hard en-  coxvict tramp, forced labor as to  obtain a momentary respite. And what  ���������a fearful freedom=it is! A never ending, struggle in a. murderous climate,  with, the tortures of hunger and a constant hiding from pursuit, to end in  finally being caught, put into irons and  sent, back to the mines from which  he has escaped. Such is the career of  the "bradiaga:" Sometimes a whole  life is thus spent in tramping, being  caught, brought back and running  away again, and so on until death liberates the unfortunate one from the  burden of life and society from a dangerous pariah. ���������   ,  ,  To discourage these frequent attempts at escape the government has  granted the lawful privilege to any  one of either capturing or shooting  down the bradiaga on sight; and, in  astonishes one most is ihe comblna-.  tion of the most hardened crime with:  some religious ideas, and also a certain degree of humility, born of severe  discipline of hard labor, of the mines,  which produces a show of pity toward  the ��������� victim they are ��������� destroying in the  most cold-blooded manner.  Misfortune���������and the bradiaga Is one  of the most unfortunate of beings���������unconsciously turns their tbDU_i,hts toward  religion. In justification of their crimes  they invariably say, "we are poor sinners, but also most unfortunate, and  therefore God will forgive us all oujr  sins." Whenever they see a cross they  always take off their ,caps and cross  themselves; ' ,  --        '  When a, defenseless traveler is met  by a band' of. these desperadoes he is  attacked and robbed, and then he is  killed for the purpose of preventing his  telling the police of the circumstance.  After the body has been stripped of  its clothing it is hidden and the tramps  make themselves scarce.  COUNTESS WALDERSEE.  TRAMPS UNDER ARREST.  rir-st Floor  assuming a marked importance in our  architecture. Almost every house that  is built with more pretentions than a.  cottage contains a "den," and while the  room is generally small, it frequently  occupies one of the choicest and most  prominent places in the house. Not uncommonly a great deal of care and expense is lavished upon the finishing and  furnishing of the "den."   It is felt that  this corner of the house should reflect  the taste of the masculine element, even  though all the rest be given over to the  feminine influence. For this reason the  den sometimes degenerates into a mere  smoking room, and blazes '.with all of  the barbaric colors of the Orient.  The design illustrating this article  clearly defines the English idea of the  office room. The den is shown connecting with library, the "evening" room of  the house, with outside entrance from  rear porch.  A brief description of this design we  give as,follows:  General Dimensions: Extreme width,  including veranda, 36 feet 2 inches;  depth, including veranda, 48 feet.  Heights of Stories: Cellar, 7 feet;  first story, 9 feet 6 inches; second story,  9 feet; attic, S feet.  Exterior Materials: Foundation,  stone; first story, clapboards; second  story, gables and roof, shingles. Outside blinds to all windows except those  of the cellar and bays.  Interior Finish: Hard white plaster;  plaster cornices and centers in main  hall (first and second story) and parlor, library and dining-room. Hard  pine flooring in laundry, pantry, china  closet, water closet  and  kitchen;  re  mainder of flooring, soft wood. Ash  trim in first story, soft wood trim in remainder.'������ Ash staircase. Panels under  windows in library, parlor and dining-  CORCORAN  GALLERY OF  FINE  ARTS AT WASHINGTON.  fact, the Mongolian buriats in the Irkutsk province make a regular business of hunting them just as J:hey do  for the fur animals, as, according to  their calculation,, the clothes of these  unfortunate wretches, however bad,  are worth more than' five kopecks (2^  cents), the price they obtain for the  "American" squirrel. While crossing  these buriat settlements the bradiaga is  afraid to reveal himself, even for obtaining food, and is invariably forced  through hunger to commit theft.  Their mode of attack is simple. Travelers are. never molested in the daytime.    It is only at night that these  blackguards attempt their   nefa rious  work.   The most dangerous hou rs are  between 3 and 6 a. m., when travelers  who have been on the qui viye all night  somewhat relax    their    vigilance.    A  couple of'the thieves' are told off to  cut the  traces of  the  tarantass. * two  more to seize and, bind the yemstchik  (accomplice or not),,and, three, or, four  1 others at tlie same moment to climb  I over the back of the vehicle, and, fall-  ! ing suddenly in front of the hood, to  j dispatch the passengers with a blow  from a heavy bludgeon.  In Yeneseisk and Tobolsk provinces  there is a sort of understanding between the villagers and the runaways.  The peasants not only do not hunt the  bradiaga, but give them food and other  necessaries. The tramps, on their side,  even when in superior numbers, never  atack the inhabitants except in cases  where it is absolutely necessary to in-  Colors: All clapboards and panels in ! sure their own safety. Such mutual  gables, olive drab. Trim, blinds, rain j concessions arise not only from habit,  conductors and gable columns, olive | but from mutual interest,  green. Outside doors, dark green, with ' When on a dark night (for the tramps  olive green panels. Sashes, dark red, ! traverse villages only at night) a peas-  Veranda floor and ceiling, varnished. I ant is roused from his slumbers by a  One   American Woman Happily Wcd������  ded to  a Foreig nNoblcman,  Few American women have been so  successful in their alliance with foreign  noblemen as the Countess Waldersee,  who  was  Miss  Mary  Esther  Lee,  of-  New York.  The Countess' husband is  the director of the German army���������ia  the successor of Von Moltke, in fact,  and the Countess herself is the person-'  al friend and adviser of the German  emperor and his wife. Her influence in  Imperial politics is therefore as great  as that of any one person ��������� other than ���������  the Emperor, himself.'* Even Bismarck  ���������helped hiniself .out of power by being'  hostile to the American  woman and  her plans.   The father of the, Countess  was a New York grocer, who retired '  and left only a small fortune to hia  widow.  Mrs. Lee'went to Stuttgart to  live and educate her children.   There  she met and married a German diplomat, Baron Waechter, afterward am- ,  .bassador to France..In 1864 her daughter, Mary Esther, married Prince Frederick of Schleswig-Holstein, who saw  her 'by accident in <a hotel.   The prince  was immensely rich and 70i   Miss Lee  was poor and 27.   On the wedding trip  to Palestine she persuaded him to make  over to her his entire fortune.' He did  so and died six months later.   Not lonjj  afterwardL the widowed princess   was  married  to Count Waldersee, then a  rising soldier.   Prince William married  a grand niece of Prince Frederick; Augusta Victoria.     That young woman  was ungainly and awkward, but under  the spell of the fair and tactful American she soon became one of the most ,  polished women in Europe.    The tuition given her by the Countess, and its  quick results, charmed the prince, who  was soon to become Emperor.    When  William ascended to the throne, when  *secor\d Floor  room. Wainscot in bath-room, laundry,  pantry, china closet and kitchen. Interior wood-work finished in hard oil,  except attic, which is painted colors to  suit owner.  COUNTESS     WALDEBFSE.  Wall shingles oiled -and -stained a little  darker than natural color of wood.  Roof shingles dipped and brush coated  in red stain.  loud knocking at the door and his question is answered, "The unfortunate  ones," he runs to his storeroom, and,  getting food, throws it over the wall  THE Corcoran Gallery of Fine Arts recently opened in Washington is declared to be the most perfect thing of. its kind in the world. The rooms  are so arranged as to show, with every advantage of light, the works of art  that are exhibited in them. It has been finished at a cost, including the site, of almost $1,000,000,. and the best judges of the*e enterprises say that nothing was left  undone and no feature forgotten that would render the building suitable for the  i purpose for which it was created. The architecture of the exterior is of the Neo-  Grecian style. The interior is finished in pink granite, Georgia white marble and  .Indiana limestone generally, and the whole structure is perfectly fireproof. The  sculptures are perhaps the most interesting contents of the gallery. The collection of bronzes is an exceptionally fine one. The floors of the rooms in which the  statuary is placed are of oak or mosaic in marble. The second floor, in which are  hung the pictures, is finished in white marble. On the upper floor there are eight  large rooms for the exhibition of pictures,- and one of these rooms has been set  aside for the works of American painters. The building is lighted by electricity  and heated by steam. A feature of the gallery is a large auditorium with a seating  capacity of 250, for the use of the Corcoran School of Art.  Accommodations: The principal j as quickly as possible, without open-  rooms and their sizes, closets, etc., are  shown by the plans. Cellar, with concrete floor and inside and outside entrance, under whole house. Three bedrooms finished in attic. Laundry under |  kitchen. Sliding doors connect principal rooms of first story. Four open  fireplaces and set range, Balconies in  second and attic story.  Cost: $4,865, not including mantels,  range or heater. The estimate is based  on New York prices for materials and  labor. In many sections of the country  the cost should be less.  Copyright, 1S97.    Poor Man.  Mr. Hanover Squeer���������I see our friend  Morris Parke, poor .fellow, is obliged  to get along wTith a second-hand typewriter.  Mr. Bleecker Street���������Indeed, what  kind? ;  Mr. Hanover Squ?er���������Widow.���������Bos*  ton Traveler.  A SIBERIAN PRISOK.  ing the gates or asking any explanation. The recipients thank him and  as quickly withdraw.  One of the leading characteristics of  the bradiaga which distinguish them  from other murderers and freebooters  is their, complete Indifference and absence of irritation and passion when  committing a deed of blood.   But what  Bismarck fell, and when the young war  lord was his own master, he heaped  honor after honor on the Waldersees.  The Countess is now 56 years old. The  nusband, in case of a German war,  would be the master of the German  army.  Tree Splits   a Hock.  A California laurel has split a large  bowlder into three pieces. The tree is  of the type common in many parts of  California, but there are several queer  things about it and its surroundings.  The place where this one grows is a  most unusual one for its species, which  naturally requires considerable moisture. The fact of a tree being rooted  in a barren rock is also unusual in California, on account', of the long, dry  summers, during which young sprouts  usually perish unless there is considerable moisture in the soil. The location of this botanical curiosity is a few  hundred feet east of the trail to the top  of Tamalpais. The general appearance  of the tree is unusual, and it is undoubtedly very old.  tho,  The Dancer'Sigrn Up.  He���������Ah, a veritable "Spirit of  Storm!"  She���������You will surely find me so If  you make a mistake while you're skating with me to-day. My dearest enemy  is over there with my brother's chum;  from Harvard.���������New York Times,  *i  ������ij.  **'/!  ':'Nd  1  '���������J I  w  1}  f  I  i  (VI  \  i  ml  m  i  tit  il  m  kffr -I  ill  ;������  i  m  m  M  >.v-  i w  m  \m  \ l', $;t$W*^kMfM  "������������������<���������������'.: JfWih  #:��������������������������������� ��������������� ���������$������ :tiWMX'M.  Use the Only Spring Remedy  in  the  World  That has  Stood Every Test of Time.  PAINE'S CELERY GOMPOU  WELL  o  In March'. April and May use Paine's  . celery compound.  And only Paine's celery compound!  For it is nature's remedy.  Do not for a moment confound it  with any of the ignorant, catchpenny,  short-lived patent' remedies���������sarsapa-  rillas, nervines and tonics that bear as  much resemblance to Paine's celery  compound as the parasite .vines do to  the oaks that they live on.  Paine's- celery compound cures disease. It makes people well. ��������� It has  saved the ��������� Uvea of thousands of sufferers.    It makes the weak strong.  It purines the blood and enriches the  nerves.';  Every condition of winter life has  been detrimental to health. r There'has  been a steady decline in nervous vigor.  Now that spring comes the body is ready  to cast off unhealthy tissues if it is only  given a. chance. This opportunity comes  when tlie (excretory organs, kidneys,  skin and bowels are. made to work actively and the nerves are able to furnish sufficient energy to the  organs. '  digestive  No remedy in the world accomplishes  these results like Paine's .celery compound. It nourishes, regulates and invigorates the entire nervous system1  from the brain to the minutest nerve  filament. It causes an increased appetite and tones up ,the stomach to deal  with the increased food. Its hourish-  ing, action is immediately manifest in  a clearing up of the muddy, unhealthy  skin, an increase in weight and more  refreshing sleep.  First discovered after' laborious,  scientific research by the ablest physician America has produced, Prof. Edward E. Phelps, M. D.r LL. D., of  Dartmouth college, it is prescribed and  publicly indorsed by the best practitioners in every city in America. It  has been so enthusiastically recommended, by grateful men. and women  in every walk of life that it is today in  every ..-sense the most popular-remedy  the world ever knew.  It has .proven itself the greatest of all  spring medicines.'  '   In New York, Chicago, Philadelphia,  Boston,  o  St. Louis   and   two  or  three  other large cities,, the leading newspapers, making their own canvasses again  this year, have found that the demand  for Paine's celery compound surpasses,  that of all other remedies together!  Paine's celery compound, taken during the early spring days, has even  more than its usual remarkable efficiency in* making people well. It  makes short work of disease. It rapidly drives' but neuralgia, sleeplessness,"  dyspepsia and rheumatism from the  system. It ,��������� removes,, that ..lassitude, or  "tired feeling," which betokens weakened nerves and poor blood.  Women working in close offices, saleswomen tire&out and nervous from long,  hours' standing on their feet and waiting on impatient, irritating customers;  overworked, worrier! and disheartened  men and women everywhere will be  astonished to find how much happier  life becomes1 when their nerves have  been strengthened and their blood purified by means of this great remedy.  No other remedy has the hearty approval of a like body of educated men  and women and professional men, nor  has there ever  been a remedy that was  welcomed in. so many intelligent, prudent homes where pains is taken to get  only the best in so vital a matter. In  such families all over the country  Paine's celery compound is the. first*,  last and' only remedy used.   '      ,  Prof. Phelps had- studied the nerves  in health and disease, when well'  nourished and when under-nourished,  in men and women and children years  before he looked for the remedy. Paine's  celery compound is the outcome; of his  entire professional life. It is the one  remedy that the world could not .lose  today at any price. ',     ���������  Paine's celery compound induces the  body to take on solid flesh.  < Physicians recognize Paine's celery-  compound as the one scientific spring  remedy, and it is universally prescribed  by them - wherever there is great need  of a vigorous and prompt restoring of  health and strength to the worn-out  system."  " Paine's  celery compound is the best'  spring ��������� remedy because-it is more than  a mere spring remedy.    It brings about  a healthy appetite, complete digestion,  regular  action of the bowels  and the  other excretory organs whenever taken,  whether in summer' or in winter, but  as the greatest of spring remedies it has  extraordinary opportunities for inducing tlie body to throw off morbid bn-  mors that poison it and cause rheumatism, neuralgia, iieart trouble and a  general low state ,of the health, as in  spring the system is ��������� more pliable and  chronic diseases so securely lodged in,  the' system that they are with difficulty  ousted, become more tractable.  Thousands-of men and women have  found from personal experience that  Paine's celery compound makes people  well, and keeps all from sickness who  take it in the spring. ,  Many a father and mother have noticed,the unmistakableimprovement in'  the health1 of, their' children" from taking Paine's celery compound in the  spring.' It is the one scientifically ao-  curate remedy fitted by its composition  to thoroughly purify the blood and dispel that exhausted feeling and get rid  of skin diseases, headache and fits of depression - with which children with  weak, nervous systems, as well as grown  people, are afflicted.  It has been ascertained that in Russia  678 per 1,000 girls "marry before reaching'the age of twenty.    .  i  Mrs   Humphrey  Ward, the  English  novelist, has   turned  her  energies   towards writing a play.  WISE   AS   AN'   OWX.  The owl is said to be the wisest of birds  because he keeps both eyes and ears wide  open, says nothing arid keeps up a good  deal of thinking. When sciatica takes hold  .of a.man, -he is wisest who says nothing  but keeps his eyes and ears open for the  best remedy, who thinks and knows it may  result'in crippling, and who i'mds by trial  that St. Jacobs Oil is the best known remedy for its treatment and permanent cure.  It penetrates to the scat of the excrutirvting  pain, soothes and cures it, and prevents  what sometimes happens���������the use of the  surgeon Vknife to get rid of the torment.  The owl thinks aud Chen acts quickly, and  the sciatica sufferer should act promptly to  arrest the progress of the disease and to restore the nerve by the" use of St. Jacobs  Oil to its natural condition.  GREAT deal of  nonsense has been  written���������and believed, about  blood   purifiers.  ' What purifies the  blood?    m   .'*   *.  THE KIDNEYS  PURIFY IS BLOOD  AND THEY  ALONE.  . If diseased,, however, they "cannot,  and the blood continually becomes  more impure. Every drop of blood  in the body goes through the kidneys,  the sewers of the system, every three  minutes, night and day, while life  endures.  I  The lady manager of a California insurance company is credited with the  largest salary paid to any woman���������  $10,000 a year.  OVEJt   THE   ntECIPICE  Hosts of invalids tumble to destruction simply  because they will exercise no discretion in the  matters of eating-, drinking and the avoidance  of exciting causes, and, above all, in the item  of medication. They persist in dosing themselves in season and out of season with drastic  nnd violent remedies, opiates and mineral  poisons. The best, the saiest, the pleasantest  substitute for such hurtful no:remedies is Hos-  tetter's Stomach Bitters, potent for malarial,  rheumatic, dyspeptic, nervous and bilious  complaints. ..- . ��������� *>���������-      .' ���������        , ������������������  Illinois spends at least $2,000,000 a  year in punshing criminals. It spends  scarcely anything for their reform.  |f������  life  HOME PBODUCTS  AKTD PURE FOOD.  . ������������������ All Eastern Syrup; so-called, usually vary  light colored and of heavy body, is made from  glucose. "Tea Garden. Drips" is made from  Bugar Cane and is strictly pure.. It is for sale  by firet-class grocers, in cans only. Manufactured by the Pacific Coast Syrup Co. All genuine "Tea Garden. Drips": have the manufacturer's name lithographed on every can.  puts the kidneys in perfect health, and  nature does the rest.  The heavy, dragged out feeling, the  bilious attacks, headaches, nervous  unrest, fickle appetite, all caused by  poisoned blood, -will disappear when  the kidneys properly perform their  functions.  There is no doubt about this.  Thousands have so testified. The  theory is right, the cure'is right and  , health follows as a natural sequence.  ��������� Be self-convinced through per-  2 sonal proof.  Shot Ahead of Armor Aj-rain.  Only a few years ago a process was  discovered by means of which the armor ...plates of war ships could be so  hardened on the face that the best projectiles   were  shattered   on   striking  them.  This was regarded as a decisive  victory for armor over guns.   Recently,  however, the tables have been turned  once more.    The first step, according  to,. the ,-Scientific .American, - was   the  placing of a cap of soft steel on 'the  point of the projectile.    This enabled  the shot to penetrate the armor, plate  by preventing the   breaking    of    the  point.   Then   increased   velocity   was  given to the shot by the use of improved  powder.   The result wasthat a six-inch  solid shot was sent through ten inches  of face-hardened steel, twelve inches of  oak-backing     and     three     additional  plates,   each  seven-sixteenths    of    an  inch thick, after which the.shot practically unimpaired, buried itself eight  feet in a bank of sand.    The    experiments were made In this country,   and  both the best armor and the best shots  are of American invention.  a  Excercised Him.  "This bicycle craze has done  me  world of good." declared Bloomley.  "Why, you don't ride!"  "No, but I've,been knocked a total or  at least 1,000 feet and have run miles In  my efforts to dodge scorchers."���������Detroit  Free Press.  A clever Parisian has invented a machine that can split a human hair  lengthwise into thirty-six strips. .  Nine women obtained the doctor's degrees at the University of Berne, Switzerland, at the last examination.  HOW'S    THIS?  We offer brie Hundred Dollars Reward for  any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by  Hall's Catarrh Cure.  F.J. CHENEY & 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 financially able to carry out any obligations made  by their firm.  West & Trcax,  Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.  Warding, Kinnan & Marvin,  Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.  Hall's,Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the'system.   Price,75c. per bottle.   Sold  by all 'Druggists.   Testimonials free.  Hall's Family Pills are the best.  Piso's Gur6 for Consumption is the only-  cough medicine used in my house.���������D. C.  Albriglft,���������Mitfiinburg, Pa., Dec. 11, 1895.  Schilling's Best is simply  good honest tea, well graded, fresh - roasted, packed  air-tight.  If you don't like it, your  grocer returns your money  in full.  There is no other such  dealing in tea.  : A SctiiUin  f& Company  r'rasciiao  Is a blood disease and only a blood remedy can cure it.    So many people  make  the mistake of taking remedies which  at best are only tonics and cannot possibly reach their trouble.    Mr. Asa Smith,  Greencastle, Indiana, says:    "For years  I have suffered with Sciatic  Rheumatism, which the best physicians were unable to relieve.    I   took many patent  medicines   but   they did   not seem to  reach   my trouble.    I   gradually grew  worse until I was unable, to take my food  or handle   myself in  any way; I was absolutely helpless. Three  bottles   of S.S.S.  relieved me so that   I  was soon able to move  my right arm; before  long  I   could   walk  across the room, and  when I had finished one dozen bottles  was cured completely and am as well as  ever.   I now weigh 170."  A Real Blood Remedy*  S.S.S. cures Scrofula, Cancer, Eczema,  and any form of blood troubles. If you  have a blood disease, take a blood medicine���������S.S.S. (guaranteedpurely vegeta-  table~) is exclusively for the blood and  is recommended for nothing else. It  forces out the poison matter permanently. We will  Bend to anyone  our valuable  books. Address  Swift Specific  Co., Atlanta,  Ga.  Gladness Comes  With a better understanding of the  transient nature of the many physical ills, which vanish before proper efforts���������gentle efforts���������pleasant efforts���������  rightly directed.    There is comfort in  the knowledge, that so many forms of  sickness are not due to any actual disease, but simply to a Constipated condition of the system, which the pleasant  family laxative, Syrup of Figs, promptly removes.   That is why it is the only  remedy with millions of families, and is  everywhere esteemed so highly by all  who value good health.    Its beneficial  effects are due to the fact, that it is the  one remedy .which ''promotes internal  cleanliness   without  debilitating  the  organs'on;which' it acts. It is therefore.1  all important, in order to get its beneficial  effects, to note when you purchase, that you have the g-enuine article, which is manufactured by the California Fig 'Syrup Co. only and sold by-  all reputable druggists.  If in the enjoyment of good health,  and the system is regular, laxatives or  other remedies are then .not needed. If  afflicted with any actual disease, one  may be commended to the most skillful  physicians, but if in need of a laxative,  one should have the best, and with tlie  well-informed everywhere, Syrup of  Figs stands highest and is most largely  v*ed and .gives most general satisfaction.'  BEST IN THE WORLD.  '96 Models   -   - -   -   -   S������0  '97 Models SO  'QG Ideals   ; -   - ,-   -   -      39  Second-hand Machines'of all makes from ?20  to ?10 cash, or on installments. \\ rite for Catalog nnd Second-hand List. LIVE AGENTS  WANTED.  FRED T. MEBRIIL  CYCT.E CO.,  PORTLAND, OR. SPOKANE, WASH.  WHEAT.  Make money l>y suo-  cebsi'ul speculation in  Chicago. We buy and  sell wheat there on  margins. Fortunes have been made on a small  beginning by trading in futures. Write for  full particulars. Best of reference given. Several years' experience on the Chicago Board of  Trade, and a��������� thorough knowledge of the business. ;.- Downing, Hopkins &' Co.; Chicago Board  of Trade Brokers. Ollices in Portland'; Oregon,  Spokane and Seattle, Wash.       '"���������  'EVERY .'H EN  Hutched in Petaluma  Incubators has started right, aud is betror  l>n*nurcd ��������� to give profit*  able returns because theso  iiiHCliines exclusively embody the features which pro.  duco'tlie greatest number  of visoroiis Cfciclieas.  Incubators from $10 up.  Petaluma, Cal.  .[      i ��������� ���������.���������������������������     ���������i���������mmm^tmitm  freight  Illustrated  Cntalr>;rue  Kreo.  Petalusaa Incubator Co  leading dealers  everywhere sell  FERRY'S  Don't riak tho Iobb of time, l*bor and ground  by planting: seeds of unknown quality.   The market is full of cheap,  unreliable seeds. FERRY'S SEEDS  are always tbebestido notaccopt  any substitute. Seed Annual Free.  D. M. FERRY &. CO.,  Detroit, Mich.  FINEST IN THE WORLD.  Tinok's "C.  C." Eazor  sizes 4-8, 5-S and 6-8.    IM-iee, #������.50.  Can be exchanged if not Satisfactory.  Send for General Catalogue or Catalogue of  Barber  Sporting   Goods  WILL &  S30 Market St.  or  sarDer  Supplies.  FINCK CO.,  San Francisco,  Cal.  RODS  For tracing and locating Gold or Silver  ore, lost or hidden treas;"- 3. >i. d, JOW-  XiHR. Box 337 Southing      , Conn.  A ���������   Iwl ��������� IrV������  DRESS FACING  A combined Binding and  Facing. Outwears all others.  Dustproof, Waterproof. Cannot shrink or crinkle. Can  be washed without removing. Makes the skirt hang gracefully. If your  dealer will not supplv you, address Weber  Manufacturing Co., (Pacific Coast Agency),  .   . _.   j^qq^jj _>3.24, San Francisco, Cal.  Sent Free!  To any person interested in humane  matters, or .who- loves animals, we  will send free, upon application, a  copy of the "ALLIANCE," the organ  of this Society. In addition to its intensely interesting reading, it contains a list of the valuable and unusual premiums given by the paper.  Address  THE NATIONAL'HUMANE ALLIANCE.  410-411 United Charities Building, New York.  8URECU RE for PILES  ECLIPSE  A grouts Wanted.  MFG.  CO  fortliu'itl,'  INDISPENSABLE  TO ANY  PIP J?     SJIOICEH.  "AWAY WITH     ,  MAKESHIFTS."  Dealers' Best  Seller.  SAMPLE,   10c.  ONE DOZEN, 80������  .-���������By Mail.  Or.. U   S. A.  Itching and Blind. Bleeding or Protruding Pilea Ti������ld at onee to  DR. BO-SAN-KO'S PILE   lag, atworbd luiuors. a positive cure  *ayi������l(  )Y. s  R. BO-SAN-KO'S PILE REMEDY, stop" itoh-  -tworbii tumors. A poaitlve cur*.  Oirculan Bent (ree.   Prico  Crueftisia or mail.       T>R. II������.������ANKO. Phils.. Pa.  N.P.N.TJ. No, 693.���������S.F.N.U. No. 770  BEST IN THE   WORLD.     "     " *"  Its wearing qualities are unsurpassed .actually-  outlasting two boxes of aiiv other brand. Free  from Anim������l Oils.   ttKT THE GJCMJrJfJB.  FOR SAIjK BY OREGON' AND  .OF-WAS M INOTON  i������Ki:OHAOTa-%|  aud Dealers generally.  WW V V. V W V tfWTVV V V U V ������ tf^TVV  "CHILDREN   TEETHINC." J  Has. VTissjjow'b Soothing Syhcp should n-lways be J  > used for children teething. It soothes the. child, soft- 4  {H ens the glims, nllnys nil pnfn, cures wind oolie.and is {  K the best reined v fordini-rhoea. Twenty five cents aj  Z bottle.   It is the best of ali. ���������    '   '    A  EUl'TUKB nxu\ -f II.K9 cured; no pay until  cured: send ior hook. -Dks. Mansfield A  Portep.fiei.d, S3S Market St., San Francisco.  819 Market St,  Notice to Dealers���������We are  for exclusiye agencies.  open to propositions  FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE SICK or  "Juat Don't  Feel Well,"  .SSs^OLIVER PILLS  ore the One Thing to use.  Only One for a Dose.  Sold by DraggiBtB ot 25c������ a bor  Samples nailed f ree.    Address  Dr. Bosanko Wed. Go. Phila. Pa.  .      "CURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS.  Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good.  In time.   Sold b*rdr___j____late_.  For the last 20 years we have kept Piso's Cure for Consumption in stock, and would sooner think a grocery-man could  get along without sugar in his store than we could without  Piso's Cure,;. It is a sure seller,���������RAVEN & CO., Druggists,  Ceresco, Michigan, September 2, 1&96.  o  i   , <"i  V  -^1  c ^.1 S5  "rgnr-  G, A. McBain  & Co.,   Real Estate   .Brokers, Nanaimo, B.C.  Personal.  ���������   Mra. GnsUve Hauck is visiting ia Nanaw  BIO;  Mrs. James McKim is visiting at the  Capital. _  Mr. John Roe, our popular postmaster, is  in Victor ia. . -_.  Mr. Simon Leiser of Victoria, paidTJuion  a visit last week. ���������    ,'  Mr. JJ*vii of Phillip G-able <St Co., oi Na-  nifttno v;������u town last week. - / ���������  Mr. Stanley Riggs Left Friday for Victoria,    He will be absent a fortnight,  Mrs. James Abrams is .expected to return  " Wednesday from a visit at Nanaimo.  Mra. and Miss Webster took passage on  the City of Nanaimo, for Victoria, Friday.  Min Nash, for a long time in th<? . millinery business hsre������ , left Friday for Manitoba.  Mr. Ifcen   Sharpe,   who went to  Victoria  : with the excursion,   remained over for a few  day.  Mr. J. R. Bennett, and family have gone  to Hornby Island, to remain during his vacation.  ' An erroa in the type made Mrs. G. H.  Robertson, read Mis3 G. H. Robertson, last  week.  Mr. Rsifel, manager of the Uaion Brew-.  cry Co. Ltd., made Union a flying trip Wednesday.  Mra. Ben.   Westwool,    and children   left  ' Friday for Nanaimo.    She   will be  absent  ��������� month?.  Mr. Wm. L^wis of Courtenay was among  th������ ���������rcuwcajst to the Jubilee" celebration  at Tiotoria.  Mr. and Mrs. Freeman, and daughter of  San Francisco, are visiting at Mr. and Mrs.  F. D. Little's.  Mrs. M. Whitney left Friday for Taco-  ma, where she will be the guest of Mr. and  Mrs. Wm. Birmingham.  Mr. J. F. Doyle has closed out the dry  goods branch of Stevenson & Co., in Union,  and left Friday for the Diamond City.  Miss Totfcie Williams, who left here some  weeks ago for Victoria, for treatment of ber  eyet, is.ooampa.nled Uy her. sister Amy, has  now fully recovered. Tney are both in San-  dM, B. C. '  Mrs. M. M. Miwson, whose son is e.litcu*  of the New York Life, reached here Wednesday from Chem&inus, where she has been  visiting her daughter *Irs. (Capt.) Gibson.  She is the guest oi Mr. and Mrs. Barrett. .  ���������For Vegetable and Flower Seeds, go  to the UNION STORE.  LOCALS  lishteg i������ repoyted to be good in the lake  now..  The farmers of the valley have commenced  it  haying La eraest.  "Eke first seam of coal struck in No, 5  shaft is reported to make the best  of coke.  W.T. Ash, the jeweler,, will be.up Wednesday to take charge of T. D. McLean's  establishment.  FOR SALE.���������Five acres of land with,  jn, \o minutes walk of Comae wharf. Price  $225.������ Apply to R. Wilcox, Comox.  Tkere were about 50. Japs left Friday, to  go, ifc is supposed to the Fraser River, where  they will .enter into the fishing business.  TJae Ivickapoo Medicine Co., which will  take more or less money out of town, would  haye to laave a little, if we were incor-*  porated now.  XJnity Circle No. 1 U.A.O.D., of Wellington, have arranged for an excursion to Union  qu Saturday the 3ifch, of July. They will  be sure of a warm welcome, and hospitable  entertainment froth the Drnids of Union.  A large number joined the Methodist  Church, Sunday evening. The additions to  jt9 membership since Rsv Mr. rjioks has  beaa hero, have been very gratifying To  the Rav. Mr. Keau, the Evaugelia.fc, much  oredifc is due.  NOTICE.���������Mr. J. Roe, postmaster,, is ill in  Viofeoria, and not expected back this week.  As the steamer leaves Thursday at 5 a. m.  post offioe orders should be obtained as early as possible on Wednesday.  CHA*Q������ OF BUSINESS.  Tka Bakery business formerly carried on,  known a* the Cumberland Bakery, under  the arm name of. Turnbull and Campbell,  has baaa transferred and sold to Messrs  Robert Strang and Hugh Campbell, and  will be oarried on as usual at the old stand.  AH aooaanta outstanding; must be pud in  first pay day in July 1897, or will be placed  in other hand* for collection.  Thanking our late patrons for their late  patronage, and hoping that they will still  patronize the new firm.  Thos.  W. Tu^xbull  W. H. Campbell.  ���������Wedding   presents.    See tb.e  (n.ew) of. silverware at Lei.ser/s..  stock I  WHO MADE IT P  Editor The Ne\ys:  Very few people of this district, perhaps, know thei'e are remarkable remains  near the village of Comox. It may be  some of those who have lived here all  their lives never saw or heard of it; but  nevertheless there it is, whether the  Indians or white men are its builders.  I was shown the place by Farther  Durand, who believes it to have been  the work of Indians while camping at  this spot, and from the amount of clam  shells he thinks they must have made a  long stay. He suggest it may have been  constructed as a protection against  attacks of hostile tribes.  The-remains in question consist'of  three rows of intrenchments, in the shape  of a half circle, and cover a space of  about 'hree acres. The ends of the outer.  circle commence at the edge of the bank  above the bay, and curve inland (inclosing the space before mentioned. This  space must at some time have- been  larger, there being signsjofa landslide.  The ttves have the appearance of having  o-rown since the intrenchments were dug,  o  some trees which have grown up inside  of the trenches, show no signs of having  been dug around, and seem to be as old  as fifty or sixty years. At the present  time the trenches are from two to five  feet deep; each row is about four feet  apart. ' l!  Can any one tell how these intrenchments came there? .Perhaps white men  dug them to shield themselves against  the red men at some early date in tlvs  century.  I was told there has never been heard  of a similar work on the island. I feel  sure the story of how this Work came  there would be interesting; or may be it  would be only a story of a crowd camping  there daring' the summer, long before  Camp Bonita came into favor.  '    ��������� ��������� R.S. C.   -  ;si  RIGHTS of CAMPERS.  Bargains'in white  and  coloivi   Shirts  at Leiser's '   ���������  " COMOX, ITEMS.  The farmers are haying.  ' Mrs. Horace Suiith.returaed from Deuman  Island this week.  ,  Mrs. Greenshielcb has returned to Nanaimo after a few weeks' stay at the bay.  The. Captain of the S. S. Joan and his  wife are staying at the Elk.  Mrs. Willcmar, v/ho went to Victoria  to  the Jubilee, missed the train, and had to re-  'main over another week.  Mr: A: W. Renoisou has gone to Vancouver and Victoria, ou business; will return on  Weduesday.        - .  . Mr.*:. Joaes came up last bjat   from   Victoria. '<> ��������� ���������  Among those from here who attended . the  Jubilee celebration,at Victoria, .are the fol-.  lowing : H. C. Lucas, J. J. Miller and W.  Anderton, Jr; from Courteuay, W. McPhee;  Wm. Lewis, David J ones, Mrs. Carwithin,  Miss McDonald, Miss Davis,   Miss Mathew-  1  son and B. Creech.  '   Mr. H. C. Lucas-is  the   new   trustee   at  Comox Bay.  If our readers have any local uews of interest, we will be pleased to insert, same ,in  the local column, if brought to the office.  When   persons   go   out   to   camp by  themselves or-in little, parlies, they should  not be intruded  upon,  but some  other  place  be  selected.    Some  campers  like  those   at   Camp   Bonita   have   secured  written authority from  the owners of the  land.    This   is .the best   way, unless  for.  hunters or fishermen, who are only in one  place for a day or so.    Campers have'ihe  right' to  choose  their   companions   and  neighbors as well as others.    Get a written licence from the land owner for some  location   apart   from   others, and   invite  such friends as you choose.    Don't make  the:' mistake of "supposing that  any   one  campiusj out is pleased, to feed the multitude.    They are  not there' for that ��������� purpose, but for  rest, quiet, and   recreation.  When you go"'out take your own luncheon  and  if. you make  a call, let  it be  short,  and don't permit the ladies to leave tlieir  hammocks to  get you' tea.    Too often it  happens that somebody  is coming'every  hour or two during the day, and the ladies  art simply made slaves of in cooking or  getting tea for others, and  after, awhile,  tired oil)., and disgusted,  go home- wheie  the rights of privacy are respected. ���������    ���������  Espimalt & Ifanaimo By*  Time   Table   No.   28,  To take effect at 8 a.m. on Monday Mar.  29 th 1897.    Trains run on Pacific  Standard time.  GOING NORTH���������Read down.    ,.  ~                                          ���������������������������-       , Sat,&   1 Daily. 1 Sandy  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and | A. Ml Ip.ji.  Wellington' 1   8.00  1    4.00  Ar.Nanaimo. I   1L48 |   7.25  Ar. Wellington.'  I   12.15 |   7.45  GOING  SOUTH���������Read up. .  " ~j "I     A M   I    P X  I Daily. I Sat. 4c  8und*y.  Ar. Victoria i    12.30  Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria. ..   I   8.40  Lv, Wellington for Victoria   |   8J5  8.00  4.33  4.15-  For rates and information apply  at Com-  pi my's offices, ,   ,    *  A. DITNSM UIR, JOSEPH HUNTER.  President. ��������� t   Oan'l Supt  U.K. PRIOR,  Gen. Freight and Passenger Agt.  MJHENRY  BUBSEBTVAN  AND FLORIST  NOTICE.  Cumberland and Union Water-works  //  Company, Ld.  The above company will place the line of  service from the mains to tho line ' of the  street at each house when the trenches are  open, but after completion of the water system the charge will be ������7.50 for tapping.the,  main.  238 0  F. B. Smith, Sec'y.  FRUIT  &  ORNAMENTAL TREES,.  ROSES, ETC.  Before placing your orders for anything in this line for fall planting, you  will rind it to, your interest 10 correspond  with me. I am prepared to furnish better stock than ever and can give speciat  prices on several varieties of which I  have a surplus!  POST OFFICE ADDRESS  604   W ESTM1NSTER  ROAD,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Visiting  cards  printed  at  the News  Office in neat script. ,  ,  To read this advertisement.,   It will.be to your   interest  0 do so. for it will save you money.    You must buy grocer-  es and dry goods,     Where do you get them ?     If  not   from  us you are   making   a mistake.     Some  dealers   may   be   as  .   cheap,   others may keep as fine goods, but r,o house in   town  can duplicate our prices   and, quality,   combined.     This   may  sound like boasting:', but it is not.     It is a demonstrable  fact,  and besides this we have everything you  want.     Look   over  our advertisement and call; at. the .store..  "TEST "ME  Ho���������������  Par  ^    Ladies'and children's in all .qualities   and . shades   from   k   cents  a pair. ��������� e -  ,-  In cashmere,   lisle,   cotton   and   silk   in  ,anv   color   and    size   from  10 cents a pair. .  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