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 m  ** ���������<*  gyr nw iri *r.r*jm.  3HEK3SESRS5S*!.!!!!!  MWSjysrfva-avM ~ ��������� t  '^���������'.Mr* tia*ac������en������i*sfcj3*iifiaiSM3iff^^  -$&$?������? 4<  U>  ^  ii  r'  NO.    225/UNION    COMOX    DISTRICT,    B.    C,    TUESDAY MARCH, 2nd, ' 1897.    $2.00    PER    ANNUM.  It  w  W  k  h  if  m  w  if  I^or   the choicest meats we are head   quarters.  If you. have not tried our noted saus  ages,  b  oios'na ana  *n^ helid  vou should do  so at  xn.Lb\.  once".  Ijatestrby WirQ  The Powers hold Greece and Turkey  , in Check and ,��������� Annouuce the  Autonomy of Greece���������The Chinees  Case to be ^Appealed���������Big" Burglary in Bossland���������Const Mineral  NewB--Minor Even to.  I  IV.  I  ��������� and   butter,     salmon  bellies,/ .       s  ��������� . Mackerel,, ���������������      .  - . etc. -  Shipping Supplies  ^  ^^^^^������S^^^-%^^J^s^  A successful merchant and we wili show ycu  a man who keeps thoroughly -posted and  watches the cost of every single article he  .purchases. '       ,  S.iireBuleip])lies ia Eoonoinioal Hoasa&assara.  That's the reason the women of Union use  our prices as a standard for what they should  pay for goods elsewhere.  PRICES  ON    APPLICATION^   AT:  Is  V  u  iv>.  AT  Tempting   Prices-   at  jp. iDTJisrnsrEi's  B You will find in my selection of this  ./vfall's-goods, bargai'tis'- never offered you  before.       Fine   black   worsted    suit  $35,00,  nice nobby Scotch  suits $25.00  And  Overcoats From  $20.00    up.  ���������J7J3T6E!  1  FIRS!  f  I  >.-  Editor Mews:'' ;  I have the honor-to be  secretary o/.the- Union, Fire. Company,  which outside of a few officers, has no  msM-nbership. ,._^  ...  . if those p������rs.ons������������������h.ayi.nir most proueily  at stake take-no interest in the company  : it cannot be wondered at, should young'  men refuse to do so. Sevetal meetings  have been called but the a'.tendance  invariably amounted to two or three and  sometimes less. In case of lire tne company would, no doubt, be blamed Tor  inefficiency. But efficiency is out of the  question without numbers and the sup-  sort of property holders. It is well to be  plain in this matter as those few who  do..interest themselves should not incur  censure if the company be found at any  time in a disorganized stale.  Feb.a^tb, 1897.  Yours etc,  L.P.Eckstein.  I  :)  From Vancouver.  Feb.26th.���������The tug Vancouver which  went ashore oh Trial Island two" days  ago is still hard and fast. She is in a  ���������dangerous position.  R... Smith's house and warehouse caught  fire last night. The fire laddies were  promptly on hand and extinguished the  flames.   Damage $200.00.  j. Noble of Mt- Pleasant took two  teaspoonftils of salt petre by mistake. He  is in a dangerous condition.  ROSSLAND BURG LAKY.  Feb. 26th.���������(Jhailoner aiid Mitchell's  jewelry store at Ro=siand was burglarized  and goods���������mostly diamonds���������to the  value of $5,000 stolen. It occured Wednesday while the proprietors were at  dinner. Spring's jewelry store was  robbed. There is no clue to*the robbers.  The Provincial government has offered a  reward  of $1,000  for the  capture of the  +  thieves.  Fxom Victoria.  Feb.26lh.��������� In bthe House today two  petitions were presented, one by Mr.,  Beggs, for a railway into' the Lower, Yih  kon.and the other from. Mr. Packaid, for  the Yukon Trading and Transportation  Co., to build a railwav from Taku Lake  to Tcslin Lake. .Tins came* too late under  the rules and willrhave to pay double fees.  The House went into .committee of ihe  whole on the former ' bill and reported  progress.       ,  Hen. A. N. Richards ex-Lieut. Governor, spent a comfortable nigh'., but was  visibly wearier today.   - ���������  Sealers are'' discussing the question of  forming themselves..into a company to  include all schooners.  Prize Fighting.  Representatiue-Kenny's bill introduced  into the legislature/, of- LJiah, a 'c-.v  days  ago  to'legalize   prize  fighting has   been  defeated in the house.  ������������������_'_  Hard on the' Saloon. -  A bill requiring saloon doors to be  'inscribed "Dangerous," received a majority vote in the Minnesota Senate, but  not the two-thirds .-required to make it a  law. - /  Wholesale' Dismissal.  1' -Moncton, 'N. B.-Feb.-\27th.��������� Sixty-six  employees in the'Inter-Colonial Railway-  shops have been notified their serv:ces  will not be required after Match 9th.  No reason is assigned. Some of the  hands have been in their service 10 to 12  years.  Big Strikes.  New York.-���������Ten thousand cloak  makers of this city arc about to go out on  ? strike.  Chicago, Feb. 26th.���������The tanneries  strike will be settled by the State Board  of Arbitration and the men return to work  Terrible Explosion.  Stcnbenville, O. Feb. 26th.���������By the  explosion yesterday of the nitro glycerine  magazine, two men were blown to atoms,  and a number of houses badly demolished.    The cause is unknown.  Brazilian News. -  Eight thousand fanatics are now concentrated in a strong position and  receving from unknown sources arms,  amunition and provisions. The commander of the Federal troops has asked  .���������for'.re-enforcements to enable him to  make an attack.  It is rumored that a  European   syndicate have leased all  the railways  in Br^  zil: .  Cretan News.  New York, Feb.26th.-~The Herald's  London correspondent cables that a  collective note to be prepared at London  and Berlin, will be forwarded today to  the Government of Greece, announcing  the autonomy of Crete and demanding  tile withdrawal of the Greek troops from  die island and the abandonment of the  plans which Greece has made for the  mobilization of her army. The Porte will  likewise be requested to cease his warlike  "preparations.  Nanaimo and Wellington.  ' Feb.26th.���������The three year old son or  A. Dallworth was drowned to day by  falling into the Nanaimo River.  Several very promising ledges of quartz  have, been discovered close to Wellington.  Experts think them o.k.  Dr Eberts of Wellington .will'leave on  the 12th of March to visit the oid country.  ,H. Stanton, Df puty Regestra has been  appointed Deputy Coroner for the  county of Nanaimo.  A man working in the Chemaintis sawmill was brought up on today's tram.  His leg was badly crushed by the fail of a  heavy piece of timber.  No ships loading at Nanaimo or Well-  (|  ington today.  & Moore,  Genenal Merchants and Butchers,  UNION and COURTENAY,  B.  C  (fwrifir������������������" *���������*"' **'* '* V*"M  " The judgement of the Supreme Court  of British Columbia re Chinese working  in mines is to be tested in the Supreme  Court of Canada, a notice of appeal having been g-ven yesterday.  ��������� One thousand sacks of Van Anda ore  were shipped by the City of Nanaimo to  Victoria today being on their way to the  Everett smelteiyaiso 200 sacks from the  Raveu.  .    ' Condensed _Teb grams. 1  Canada's Conservatives will demand an ex  planation of recont wholesale dunissals.���������  .The English press in touch with King  Grtorge rather than Britain's gove nment���������  Prefees.er G-oldwin Smith prophesies immediate retaliations by Canada, should'the: Collis einufco become a luw- Spain'*-, Queen Recent cabled a pardon to Julias San^uiHy the  Anu-rioiiD citizen recently Etnreneed to imprisonment for life,, for alleged conspiring'  against the government. He id cidered to  lB&.ve Cuba���������A bill was introduced Friday,  into Congress* dt-claiiug war with Spain, and  the Stii-iio was atonr* swept with excitement,  on the Cuban theme���������Congress is asked to  legislate against prize fighting.  Nanaimo, Feb. 26ih. [Special to the  ^jiv.'fi ]���������The Free Press ha3 buen inforrntd  od exuellect: amhority this fche Union' GoiH-'  ery Company, of Cu^iox, has earered into  contract with tho te'Jo'souay Smelting com-,  panics "to supply 1,000 toua Uui������u coke .per  month for the uc-xfc twelve months, and that  even this amount niny probably be increased, "If this report should prove correct^  and vc have evtry reason to believe it is  coiiect-," says the p������per quoted, "it -will  ir.oa.li good times ut Uidou^ In this cou-  notion the Free Press has been informed  that the co.ii bom the recently opened Alexandra colliery of Dunsmuir and Sols  makes a grade cf coke which gives the beat  possible results in some gradaa for smelting  afc Kootenay. And that for the piesent a  limited quantity of the Alexandra will be  taken to the Union coke ovens av-d there  converted into coke. Should the demand  justify, coke ovens will shortly be erected in  the immediate vicinity of the Alexandra  mines, about live miles south of thia city.  February Weather.  Rain���������3.30 inches; S>Tew���������4 inche*.  BIRTHS.  Hoorkit���������At Union, Feb. 2&th,  the wife  of Charles Hooper, of a son ; still'born. a  K"o Change Wanted.  The miners meeting Saturday night; passed a lesniutiou by a lar__;e m 'jority iu favor  of retaining the present medical staff��������� Dra.  Lawrence aod Wcstwood. A committee  consisting of Messrs Russell,.McKuight and  and Turn bull were selected to draw up by.  laws for the Medical Committee to work un  der.. '  Good 'News.  The rumour that the company will proceed shortly to build bunkers afc Union  wharf is well founded. This vviii .do away  with the necessity for the miners to la.v *-ff  now and then because the'cars are full and  exnected ships have nnv arrived. It ia a  very iruportaut uudertakins and msatiu  much to the employees of the company, and  indirectly to the town.  Tho company will, we understand proceed ibis season with the building of their  offices, shops, station, etc., on the htrip of  land cleared for the purpose west of the Big  Meadow. This will give a new impetus to  the new. townsite of Cumberland. All this  taken in conduction with the specal received of a 1,000 ton a month coke contract  does fairly well for ono week.  liove, Courtship and Marriage.  ��������� ThfiRev. Mr. Tait, of Comox,, will deliver the fourth of the Y. P. L-.cMire Course  on the above subject in the Presbyterian  Church, on Thursday evening, this week.  Tne rev. gentleman's literary ability is to  well known in U-'iion as to weed no aommou-  dadon. A rich treat i*j in store for ail who  come, on Tr-ursduy evening. Wherever he  has har.HH-oi-hir: iff'���������������.:���������; hti.-.-.; L*-.-������:i sy.'keu of  iu t'-O". ii.o-.^ lii'.-..,j->.iO  ".-. :;i!!*.  Suigle iu:k. to vviii be iio cents, Doors  will be open at 7.30.  Union   Shipping:.  ������������������������������������ mw* ��������� ��������� ���������  FeR. 25th.���������The Cooatanoe left with 206  tons of coal for the Chemical Works, Victoria " ,       .. ���������      -  Feb. 24th.���������The Tepic left, with 456 tons  of coal for the C.P.R. and Sugar Refinery  at Vancouver.  Feb. 26th.���������The Maude took away 142  tons of coal for the C.P.R. Co.  Feb. 26tl.,���������Steemer Thistle took 65  .tous.for N. E. Pish Co.  Feb. 271 h.-^The Florida left with 6,345  tori a ot coal for Sao Francisco.  Mar. 1st.���������The Tepic left with 400 tons  of coal and '25 tons of c-.oke for the C.P.R.  and'Sugar Rtfi-_ery Vancouver.  Steamer Eva. is loading. San Mateo will  be due Friday.  Union Famine Fund Beports.  M. Wkitxey, Esq.  L>ear Sir :  I beg herewith" to'submit for*  publication, the amount collected for the  India Famine Fuod, which has been forward  ed to the Star faud, Montreal, and Will.be  acknowledged by it iu detail. If there are'  any who have not contributed and desire to  do so, I \\ ill be glad to receive aod trans*  mit whatever comeB iuto my hands.  The following are the sums received with  the Lames oi those who kindly acted as collectors :  MUs Menzies collected "_ $40.00  Atnie Williams and Neilie Strang 22.00  Emma Lc-wts and L:zzie R .wan 25.35  Collection at the Pitbb. of P. 8. C.  Endeavor 12 00  Other Donations l       < 7.00  Total 1U6.35  Yours very sincerely  John A. Looam.  ���������Wedding   presents.    See the  new) of silverware at LeiseiJs.  stock  I  jJOAiiS.  Coal Oil $1.55 per  tin at Leiser's,  Mrs. F. D. Little returned by last steamer.  Received at Willurda, a fine line of bug-  gy wtiipa^.ranging from 15 to 25 cents.  Mr. Laogdon of Naaaimo cams up last  week on a business trip.  Garden seeds and Flower seeds of all  kinds, at McPhee & Moore's.  Mr- R������ifei. manager of the Uoion Brewery Co., Ltd , .if Nanaimo, paid the town a  vis.it last week.  Men's new styles in Hard and Soft  Hats at Leisei's.  Mr. JobD Williams returned Wednesday  from a trip to Victoria.  Fresh Eastern Oysters at tfee  Union Store.  Bargains in white and .colorf-i Shirts  at Leiser's  Mr. Alex. Grant 0?Ifcnle town has been  awarded the contract for the erection-Of the  new school house on Dentnan Island������  A hoe line of men's suits -Just operi'sd tip  *a,t McPhee and Moore's.  Mr. George Stevens of Victoria has arriV*  cd to commence work on bis contraot tot  the erectioa of the reservoir dam across  Hamilton Creek for the Water-works Co.  He lias had large experience having done  satisfactory work on the water-works at  Nanaimo, Vancouver ai d other places.  For tho la't-st styles iu eboes g������������ to Me-  P;;te a?^o Miiort's.  ���������Sale of Remnants at Leiser's for on*  week only.  ��������� V'^l  1 ,' T ~   1  , ^ I  ') .", I  ^'^'v-i'TI  . i f  -^Kl \.    * w^s.  ���������z* -^,,  ..**  ������.  The Weekly News.  M.    WHIT-NEY,    rublisner.  UNION BRITISH COLUMBIA  A New York clergyman who recemiy  condacted a Sunday morning-service  on Black well's Island learned that  there are at present fifteen college  graduates wearing the "stripes" iu that  penitentiary.  all. Rabbits blink and stare at a glass  for a while, then go around a stump  and sit up again; as if waiting for the  light to play tag with them.  fillSEI) BANK CHECKS  Twenty-two turkey gobblers at New  Brunswick, N. J., attacked a tramp  who had entered their inclosure with  felonious intent, and when he got away  he had no turkey, nor as much clothes  or cuticle as when he started in.  _.  There is no royal road to wealth, aud  there is no way to shoe a horse except  to nail on the shoe. So says a blacksmith, aud, in proof of his assertion,  he states that while nearly 200 patents  have .issued for horseshoes and $0,000  paid into the.patent office at Washington, not one of the inventions has ever  been used.  Nearly everybody learns to do something nowadayS".    The man or woman  'of* fashion usually plays on some musical instrument or recites. The newest  thing, however,,is the mastering of the  art of the prestidigitateur. Many of  the swell men have become adepts and  entertain their guests with tricks of  conjuring.   To do this well a quick eye,  . a dextrous hand and a ready tongue are  necessaiw.  Senator Davis, of Minnesota, says  that the country has never experienced  such hard times as in 1S57. "Money  was not only scarce, but there was no  money., in circulation���������none to be had  anywhere. Along the Chippewa, Black,  Mississippi, and other rivers sawlogs  were legal tender. In fact, everything  that possessed any sort of value passed  as token money. Up in Northern Wisconsin copper was mined, and'copper  cents were minted, and issued by private individuals. The general storekeepers issued their own scrip,.and it  passed for money many a time. We  had every kind of token money except  wampum. We didn't get quite that far  back to the primitive method and me  dium of exchange."        ���������   >;  HOW  SHREWD    PROFESSIONALS  DO THEIR  WORK.  State of Affairs Longr K'nown to Bankers and Secret Serv ce Men Is Made  Known to the Public���������AH Saiety  Devices Are '* Beateti.'.'  The sending of cotton from the South  to San Francisco for re-shipment thence  to China and Japan is one of the anomalies of commerce. Cotton for the Orient has hitherto been sliipped entirely  from New Orleans and Mobile, but the  demand has increased so enormously  In the last year that those ports 'alone  can no longer supply it, and it has Jjeen  found necessary to send vast.quantities  overland, by .rail to California.  A Boston woman who has lately returned from England brought with her,  among other curiosities collected during a long residence abroad, a piece of  fancy work which was purchased at a  fashionable charity bazar in London.  It is a knitted shawl about,half a yard  square, and its color is pink. The execution is indifferent, the usefulness or  the beauty of this article is not apparent, yet the present possessor values.it  beyond price. It is the handiwork of  the Queen of England, and sent by her  to the bazar, where it was raffled for.  This royal hand-made shawl has 'a  guaranteed historette attached, and  though not signed b3r the Lord Chamberlain or the Prime Minister,-there is  a real Countess, not to mention the  original owner, to swear to the genuineness of the document going with  the article.   '  At Philadelphia a wagon loaded  with gasoline collided with an electric  car. The wagon was demolished and  the oil flooded the street. The accident  attracted the attention of a motor/man  , of another car, who ran his car up to_  the scene. Seeing the oil running under  his car, he turned on the current lo get  .���������away.    A spark  from  the  wheel  immediately  ignited  the gasoline -fumes  and instantly' the *street was    ablaze".*  Four pople were injured, one seriously,  and one horse1 was burned to death.  It is the practical aspect of civil service reform that makes it unassailable.  Great as its benefits are to the public  service, thoy might not be able to protect it a;*tmst a combined attack in  Congress if the spoils system were  really, as it was once thought to be, a  strong tower of defense for the politician. He has learned that it is the  weakest point in his armor. lie, in self-  defense, is now ranged with the friends  of good .government on the side of civil  service reform.  A coffee merchant in Brooklyn had  the impudence to go into the business  of sugar refining and thus become a  competitor of the sugar trust. But he  is about to be well punished. The sugar  trust ,has bought a big coffee factory  and will sell the product at a price  which this Brooklyn merchant cannot  meet. And as soon as the Brooklyn  merchant is crushed tbe price of coffee'  and sugar will bo raised and the trust  will make good its loss and. will take a  million or so in addition as payment for  the trouble this impudent fellow gave  it. There is entirely too much impertinent criticism and rebellion against  these" monopolies. The independent  business men and .the people generally  need to be taught their place. It is  earnestly hoped that the monopolies  will be even more severe in the future.  Put the screws on hard. The break  will come the sooner!  Hale, the victorious cyclist, not only  broke the wheeling- record, but the dietary score also. On the first day his consumption of food by wight was 34%  pounds, on the second 59 pounds, and  the total weight in six days was 162%  pounds. This goes beyond the performance of the Zulu Kaffir, who makes  nothing of consuming fifteen or twenty  pounds of baked elephant's foot at a  ���������sitting, but who follows up his feast  with a fast of considerable duration,  not trying to live the pace for a week  together, as Hale succeeded in doing  without apparently incurring any injury.  One of the largest nuggets of pure  gold of which record has been-."made  that was ever found in either North  or South America is,. says the New-  York Sun, now in tbe office of Carter,  Hawley & Co., William street and Exchange place. It was found on a  placer mine in Dutch Guiana, on the  north coast of South America, in November last. It is-in the shape of an  irregular honeycombed triangular  plate that is about ten inches long on  the base lino, by six and a half inches  high to the apex and an inch and a half  thick. It-weighs 15.64 pounds troy, and  seems to be pure enough to sell for l>20  an ounce, or $3,753.60 for the whole  mass.  In Kentucky even lynching is done in  so courteous a manner that the subject  is left nothing to desire.   For instance,  tho vigilance party at Owensboro did  not violate the sanctity of Christmas  day   by   their   act,   but   considerately  waited till 2:30 next day before    addressing themseives to, the disagreeable" but  necessary   task.     Even   then  great consideration was shown for the  religious needs of the prisoner.   The report  says  that  "he  was  given ample  time to pray."    But when he had finished his petition the lynchers proceeded resolutely and he was strangled to  death.    Even during the operation of  choking the alleged murderer to death  no disturbance occurred.   The dispatch  states that "the lynching was the most  quiet and orderly,  perhaps,  ever conducted in the State, and few persons  save those having business on the public square at the time knew anything  of it."   Here again we see that delicate  Kentucky  consideration  for  the  feelings of others.    Instead of  whooping  and  howling about    and    awakening  those   who  did   not  take  part  in   tho  ceremonies the. participants conducted  themselves  in  "a  quiet  and  brde.rlj'-"/  manner, thus setting an admirable ex.  amplefor others.  A-taxidermist at North wood, N. Y.,  has been making experiments as to the  effect of light reflected in a bird's eye.  A glass, seven or eight inches in diameter, has been fonud most serviceable.  The antics of blue jays are remarkable when the light strikes them as  they sit in the shadow of an evergreen  tree. They jump to another branch  and try to look into the light, but they  ' have to turn away, as the light dazzles  them. Then they fly around the reflector, but after practice one is able  to keep the light always on them, and  the birds not infrequently come within  reach of a man's hand. A ruffed grouse  gives a startled look when the light  strikes it. Then it jumps, and away it  goes. Hawks, too, are usually startled or annoyed so that they fly off.  .Woodpeckers don't seem to mind it at  A   bright  young   Chicago .man   has  written an entertaining book of South  American   travel   whieh   wins   praise  from   more   people   than   his   friends,  but even Ihe author must smile to read  in  a   Chicago  Sunday   newspaper  tho  following finale to a review of his book:  ���������'How much do any of us know of South  America V   How many of us ever heard  that'Venezuela:'meant originally Little  Venice, and was so named by a 'European?   Young Mr. Morris deserves tho  thanks of a public either.too busy to inform  itself about its own hemi-demi-  sphere or too indifferent."    If the elevator boy or mailing clerk who wrote  this enthusiastic review ever went to  school he would have known that Venezuela, Little Venice, is popularly supposed to have been so named by a European and not by an Australian bush-  man or an inhabitant of Mars, as the  naive   statement of the reviewer might  indicate.   He would also know that the  average American citizen is tolerably  well acquainted  with the history and  geography of South America, and can  distinguish between Simon and Patsy,  Bolivar.   The reviewer should send to  Washington and get the handbooks of  the  bureau  of    American     republics.  Then when the elevator shift is changed he can read up on a. heap of things  he Ls seemingly unaware of.  Great Skill Shown.  The recent arrest of the ringleaders  of regular check-raising and forging  syndicates has been a revelation to the  public, says the New York World, but  has made generally known a state of  affairs which bankers and secret-service men have been aware of for many  years.  '  The Government offered a reward  many years ago for a writing ink which  could not be removed by acids or other  chemicals.' There were hundreds of  inks offered and not one of them met  the requirement. Those that actually  were indelible were worthless for writing and would not How, while the best  of those that would flow were only indelible when allowed to lie a long time  on'a porous paper. -  What is true as to ink is true as to the  thousand and one mechanical devices  for protecting commercial paper which  have been put upon the market. There  are'four or live firms in New York alone  which have made from a million to four  million dollars each by the manufacture  and sale'of articles of this kind, not one  of which but has been "beaten" scores  of times, and not one of whieh ��������� is of  the slightest value except as against  the. efforts of the merest tyros, in cthe'  check-raising industry/  So profitable has become the forging  and  check-raising industry that capitalized syndicates���������such as the Valen-'  tine gang, or the Becker gang���������have deliberately engaged, in il and have stolen  great sums in an incredibly short time.  Carelessness in making out checks is,  of course, a'fruitful source of crime, as  in  many  instances  the possibility, of  making a safe alteration is glaringly before   tbe  eye. .     The   temptation  has  brought many a young man to ruin, but  the losses from this source are trifling  compared with those from the. regular  professional check-raisers.   These gentry  have an equipment  of  tools  and  chemicals as complete in tlieir way as  ' the  tools used  by  burglars,  and  the  manufacture of these articles, especially for criminal purposes, is quite as ex-  ionsive as is the manufacture of burg-  laV's tools."  The outfit consists of three  or four kinds of acids for removing ink;  all the various cutting machines used  for cutting out figures., in the bodj' of  the check, a device at one time supposed to be invulnerable, but one of the  easiest of all to beat; a complete supply,  of twenty different kinds of delicate  brushes and a palette of artists' colors.  ��������� These colors and brushes are used to  restore the lines in tinted paper after  the tint has been taken out by the acid  in removing the ink.    Great sums of  money, by the way, have been spent in  the manufacture of this tinted paper���������  money entirely thrown  away,  as  the  knaves  have processes  which  restore  the tint wherever their operations may  have destroyed it, and restoring it so  perfectly as to utterly defy detection.  The nippers are used especially to  beat"- the figures out of the check or  draft by the various machines made for  that purpose. "Witl'jrthe nippers which  are curiously and delicately pointed, the  culture. According to a recent American bulletin a couple of acres is considered a large tract for farming purposes. Most of the farms are smaller,  and on a little plot a surprising variety  of crops is cultivated���������a few square  feet of wheat, barlej', maize and millet;  a plot of beans, perhaps ten feet, wide  by twenty feet long, a similar area of  potatoes and peas, and a patch of  "onions "about as big as a grave;" beetroot, lettuce, turnips, sweet potatoes  and other crops' occupy tlie rest of the  area. The farmer examines his growing crops every morning, just as an engineer inspects his machinery, and if  anything is wrong he puts it right. If  a weed appears in the bean,patch he  NELSON  DINGLEY.  Talked of for Secretary of the Treasury  Under McKinley*  Nelson Dingley, Congressman from  Maine, has made some long leaps, toward national prominence during the  past year, notably as the author of the  tariff bill which bears his. name.,' Mr.  Dingley .is talked of for Secretary of  the Treasury in the .McKinley cabinet'  Mr. Dingley comes of an old Yankee  family and was born in Maine 65 years  ago. He is slight of figure, thin pf face,  sharp of eye,, quick of speech. He_  is not rugged, and some" people have "  thought Mr. Dingley not physically'able*  to stand the wear and tear of-the treks-.  KELSON    DINGLEY.  pulls it up; if a hill of- potatoes or anything else fails it is at once replanted.  When he cuts down a tree he always  plants another. . As soon as one crop is  harvested the soil is worked over, manured aud forthwith resown to another  crop, r It'is estimated" that nine-tenths  of the agricultural laud of Japan is de-  yoted to rice, and as this is a crop requiring much water, the paddy fields  are banked up into terraces, one above  the other, and divided off into small  plots twenty-five feet or thirty feel  square, with ridges of earth between  them to prevent the water from flowing  away when they are flooded. All farming, lands are irrigated by a system that  is a thousand years.old. Some of the  ditchesr^are walled up' with bamboo  wicker work and .some with tiles and  stone. Nearly half the total, population  of Japan ik engaged in agriculture.  Silk and tea\\th_e two chief exports of  the country, aW-rai^cd almost entirely  by the work of womei^���������London Times.  Pascin- ting Hungarians.  Princess De Caraman-Chimay's elope  ment with a Hungarian gypsy band  leader has turned,the attention of Paris  minutest particle of paper can be picked j away from the similar case of Palikaris  up and deftly handled.    The width of   Ferko,  who died there the other day.  HOW AN EXPERT  RAISES A CHECK.  Punctured figures replaced-accurately-with paper of-ike same ma'erial and then  perforated again witb figures of a higher denomination.  tbe figure is measured, and then the  expert knows, provided he does not  recognize it at a glance, which he generally does, just exactly what.machine  cut it. With his own corresponding  machine he cuts the same figure from  tbe same kind of paper���������for a stock of  every variety of paper used is part of  his equipment���������and fills in the cut-out  figures by the aid of the nippers and  his materials for dressing and hardening clown the surface after his work is  done.  Cultivate Small Farms.  Japan, and not France or Belgium,  would appear to be the land of petite  He appeared as conductor of a Hungarian band at the 1889 exhibition, and,  thoug-h he was small and ugly, fascinated a rich unmarried girl of respectable parentage. She took the violinist  to live with her, bought off his wife for  $4,000, and spent $200,000 a year on  him, till her relatives stopped her by obtaining a consell judiciare for her. She  still had money enough, however, to  enable him to drink himself to death.  "Dreadful how the bicycle Is running oats out of the market, isn't it?"  "Yes, it is; but the crop of wild oats  seems to be coming along about as usual."���������Chicago News.  ury, the office which killed Folgcr and <;���������;".  Manning and Windom. ��������� -     ���������'-.,,  "There is nothing in this world- be-r r' ���������*"  sides my wife and'children that I'anymore  fond of,"  said Gov.-  Dingley'to*;.,   ,'  Correspondent   Wellman,   "lhan   jour-'"-   ���������  nalism.- When I was in college. I-.edi *>_^____M  ed the college paper.   I was also a cor-^^  respondent ��������� for "a number of city par- 1  pers, and after a bit the editors got in*; '  the habit of writing to-me "for articles- ���������  Pen  work came' eas}- to  me. ' Public-,  speaking  I   acquired   when   I   had   to";1'.  but I took to the pen as a duck takes-,  to water.   After I left college I studied  laAv, and studied it thoroughly, not ber  cause  I intended  to    practice,   buit  I..  knew  the value of  that training  fo'ir-'  the  mind.     I*   advise    every   -young?  man who can do so to study law, no-  matter Whether-he intends to practice-  it or not.    It is an education iu itself..  I was admitted to the bar, but hover ���������  hung out my shingle.    About the first  thing I did was to buy a half interest  in the Lewiston Journal, then a weekly-  paper.   T   was  an editor  for  tweuty-  five years before I came to Congress."  ��������� During all tbat quarter of a century  of newspaper making, first on a weekly and .then on a successful daily. Mr-  Dingley was writing editorials ou economic topics.   The currency, the tariff,  tho  revenue,  the expenditures of  the  '  government   were his  favorite   topics-  He studied them from the bottom up..  He read every book of value that was--  ever written on these topics.   Of course  he was not long in getting iuto politics-  First he, was sent to the State  Legislature,   where  he made the acquaintance and formed the friendship of Mr-  Blaine,  a friendship  which  continued *  as long as Mr. Blaine lived.    He wart *  Speaker of the State House of Ilepre-  senatives for several years.   More than  twenty years ago he was -Governor of... ���������  Maine.   In 1SS1-he was elected to1"Con- "���������  gress to take.the place of William  P_  Frye,  who had been  promoted  to  the-  Senate,   lie has been in the House ever  since.  Try It .Yoiirscli:  A very curious fact is' the impossibility of moving your eye while examining the reflection of that organ in a  mirror. It is really the most movable?,  part of the face; yet, if you hold your  head fixed and try to move your eye  while watching it, you cannot do it-  even the one-thousandth of an inch-  Of course, if you look at the reflection  of the nose, or any other part'of the*  face, your eye must move to see it.  But the strange tiling is that the moment you endeavor to perceive the motion the eye is fixed. Tliis is one of th������  reasons why a person's expression as  seen, by himself in a glass is quite different from what it is when seen by  others.  Magistrate���������Do you mean to say  such a physical wreck as he is gave you  that black eye? Complaining Wife���������,  Sbure, yer honor, he wasn't a physical)  wreck till after be give me th' black;  eye.���������Puck. ainSbAtSKsaaBvsxira tauaiEna  ���������jT^zatfrStsismaJtttiJJiisli  gj-^'A^-gJc-i^'Ji^v-a^jKfi'^-ag^^  Lf .  ���������0  K  i><-  i  lr.  \ )  ABOUT MOONSHINEPtS.  THEIR BUSINESS HAS INCREASED  IN   TWELVE YEARS.  No Romance About Illicit Distilling:  in the Southern' States���������Hard Lines  for Informers���������Various Grades of  Moonshine Whisky.  Corn Whisky Made for  Export. "  "Moonshining" has steadily increased  during the last-twelve years, according  to the commissioner" of internal revenue. Last year 1,905 illicit distilleries  were seized by I'the government, the  largest number discovered in any. one  year, and more than twice as many as  were found in 1893 or in any year previous. In its efforts to enforce revenue  laws in the last twelve years the government has had ten officers killed and  fifteen wounded. None was killed last  year, but three were wounded, whieh  record equals that of any one other  year of the twelve. The largest number of "moonshine" distilleries���������597���������  was found  in Georgia.    One  GROUP  OF  MOONSIIINETIS.  sional district,' the Ninth, developed  430. North Carolina was second in the  "moonshine'.", "industry, with 453 "blind  stills." Secretary Carlisle's State, Kentucky, furnished eighty cases of, illicit  distilleries.' .   - _    r  As a rule, the great majority of these  Illicit stills are of .the most primitive  character, and' generally  of small capacity.   .Nearly7every farm among the  mountains  has a  still  secreted  somewhere,   and  should   the  proprietor be  called upon .to surrender bis booze and  go to jail, foe"usual explanation is that  ' the moonshine is "for family, use only."  There are, however, many large stills  - scattered all through .chat rough coun-  : try, <*^nd once in a' wh'le some of these  big fellows  get caught     The  largest  moonshine still on record was captured  riot long ago by Deputy Marshal Th ax-  ton, who, with a posse, was engaged in  , making a series of raids all    through  that suspected region.   In this case the  officials   were   well   prepared   for   an  emergency, but had no idea of the warm  reception that awaited them,  i  Guided by,an informer, they trailed  their way up the mountain side by the  light of the moon, and a.faint glimmer.  In a ravine far ahead indicated the location of the-still.   As they drew nearer the fire grew brighter, and a jolly  crowd of men could be seen going about  their work and talking among themselves.     At  a  signal   the   posse,   with  drawn revolvers, made a dash for the  spot, and the "jolly crowd" jumped for  their arms.   A pitched battle followed,  In which more than one "shiner" was  shot down; but after a stubborn resistance the  whole  outfit   was  captured,  marched off to jail, and their property  confiscated.  If there is one thing a moonshiner  hates worse than a snake It is an informer. Nothing is more detestable to  the elan than a spy, and no mercy is  showiji should one fall Into their hands.  This' brotherhood of moonshiners is  somewhat similar to the old ku-klux arrangement, for tliey will stand by each  other to the last. The moonshiners  really have no grievance against the  revenue officials, and will rarely shoot  orjeven; injure them, except in self-defense.7but an informer is their common  enemy, "and w-oe to one of- this class  should he ever be found,out or even  suspected. There are.'.individual's .In  every district, looking for this sort   of  not been for his rare pluck and rare  work with his muscle. Young Rober-  son is a-rustic athlete,, who /was written  down in the catalogue of tbe rhoon-  shiners-as a spy, and a plot was laid to  make away with him on tlie quiet. The  opportunity came one midnight, when  Roberson was riding home from a visit  to a.neighbor. In a very dark part of  the woods the "shiners" waited for  their victim, and pretty soon he was  seen coming up the.road, mounted on a  mule.   -'��������� ���������  As he arrived opposite the place ot  ambush, quick as a flash .three men  jumped.before his steed, and ordered  him to halt The rider, good-naturedly,  said he had no objection, and quietly  dismounted. One of the men.whipped  out his pistol and demanded to know  why he reported thenar, to the revenue  officers.    "Shoot the. d d spy," said  one. "No; fhrash .the life out of him,"  said another. The third was in favor  of flogging, but Roberson, decided the  question for himself by shooting out  his list with the force of a battering  ram,'and the moonshiner with the pistol executed some of the finest gymnastic evolutions ever seen outside of a  professional circus. The other two  threw themselves upon the young man,  and one of them drew a giin. Roberson  grabbed ,the pistol, when it was accidentally discharged, and tbe third  moonshiner, who thought the "informer" was shooting at him, cut loose and  left his comrade to his fate. ��������� Roberson  was more than a match for the-remaining one, and by a series of grapples  threw his antagonist and madehim-a  prisoner. The others had taken to their  heels and with the'man's own.pistol  "Roberson marched tlie fellow to town  and turned'him over to the authorities.'  The name "moonshiner" comes from  the fact that the distilations are generally carried out at night, and often by  the light of the moon. The spirits are  sometimes called "blockade," for the  reason that those who sell it have to run  the blockade in order to get the stuff  to a. purchaser. No one would suspect  the innocent-looking load of cotton rolling along the road of containing moonshine hidden somewhere down among  those, flaky bales; but a load of potatoes   may   be   equally   as   guilty,   and  A NOVELTY IN SAILS.  How to Increase a Balloon's Effective"  ness Over Fifty Per  Cent.  This manipulation of the sail area, in  sails of yachts especially, marks a very  great improvement in the old system  of balloon and straight-cloth sails. This  sail of Mr. W. S. Simpson has, at the  fii-st'view, the 'appearance of a sail divided into a series^of equal squares,  dike a- draught board, every other-  square containing a hole in the center  about..one-tenth, the 'size of the square,  and the intermediate sqtiares loose  pieces of canvas tacked at the,corners  to the sail containing'" the holes'.' Now,  the effect of the wind on the surface of  this arrangement is "this: the wind  strikes' the sail at any point of the sailing in the ordinary manner, but es-;  eapes through "the holes, and is met by  the loose squares of canvas tacked on  the other side, which are at once distended by . the ��������� wind. The sail is exactly the same, construction on both  sides,'.except that the holes in the sail  are always covered with a square of  canvas on the reverse side, the same  side as the square containing the hole  on the other.  A yacht, for instance, running before  the wind with this sail arrangement,  will have every other square bellied out  with the breeze, and thus the ordinary  flat surface, will be increased in area  by fifty per cent.  Such an invention as this certainly  heralds a,new era in yacht or ice boat  racing, for a-yacht thus rigged becomes  one-half < more powerful in iis speed,  powers than before, as the improvements in balloon sails have certainly  reached  a limit,   which,  if  extended,  IS   A    BIG   WAR   JUST   ABOUT   DUE    IN    THIS   COUNTRY?  TYPICAL,  MOONSHINE  STILL.  "  wagons full of corn, cotton seed, hay,  or any other kind of produce or grain,  all lend a hand to aid the moonshiner  in getting his goods to market  The finest article is manufacture*!  from pure corn, and it is intended principally for smuggling; but only the  larger stills engage in the export business. The smaller affairs are run in a  different way. The very small ones  are really "for family use only;*' the  product being intended wholly for  home consumption. Except the larger  ones, most of the stills are run on tbe  co-operative plan. That is: You bring  so much grain to my mill and I will return you so-much grist.  A  MOONSniNKB'S   nOME.  job; and it is dangerous for a stranger  to be seen wandering about the mountains alone, let .his mission be ever so  Innocent. A pair of suspicious eyes are  following every moyernent, perhaps a  woman's or a child's eye, and should  anything appear .to these watchers to  be of a questionable nature, a rough,  clap oh the back and a gruff "What's  yer doing in these parts?" may be very  difficult to' explain satisfactorily.  : Not long ago. hear Waco, Ga.', a young  man of excellent character was ambushed by three desperate moonshiners,  who spotted him as an informer, and it  might have gone hard with him had it  He Gave the Wrong Name.  I was in the habit of wearing my hair  somewhat long, after the style of a Circassian beauty. Entering the restaurant, I removed my hat, and, through  habit, ran my fingers through my hair  to keep it off my brow. Having seated  myself and given my order. I curiously  glanced about the room in search of a  familiar face, when I observed a patron  oh the other side of the house conversing laughingly with a waiter, with  their eyes fixed on me.' It seemed they  were greatly amused about somethiug,  and that I was the cause of their  amusement Being somewhat annoyed,  I motioned tbe waiter to my side and  asked the cause of their joyfulness.  "Well, sir," replied the waiter, "that  gentleman over there wanted me to ask  you if your name was Pad "  Assuming my most ferocious look, I  glared at the person who had sent the  message, and said quite loudly:   .  "You go back and tell that fellow that  my name is not Paddy Whisky or Paddy Brandy, but it's Paddy Ryan, the  ex-pugilist, and that I'll see him after  I have finished my luncheon."  . I thought that would knock him silly,  but'it didn't; for he replied back, much  louder than I had spoken:  "You're a blank liar. I am Paddy  Ryan; the ex-pugilist, and I'll see you  before you finish your grub."  But he didn't; for I escaped from that  restaurant before he had a chance to  get up from his table.���������San Francisco  Wave.  Feathered   Ventriloquists.  Ornithologists assert that some birds,  especially sparrows, thrushes and robins, have ventriloquial powers. Birds,  when surprised in singing, will be silent, and. then give forth a faint song  that seems to come from a distance,  though the singer may be actually not  farther than ten feet away,  . S1MFSON  SECTION BALLOON  SAIL.  might end in disaster. The extra power of such sails that must arise from  increasing the sail area by one-half is  certainly tlie most important feature of  this invention, and would, in the case  of a racing yacht entered for a race under the ordinary sail measurements,  make it at once a superior boat against  any other in the race of the same sail  measurements entered under the present sail area rules.  New Military   Car.  The autocar is a new military conveyance intended for use over ordinary  roads and level ground.    It is driven  GENERAL NELSON. A. MILES,, in a recent-report to the War.Department, ,  adduced reasons in support of his cqntenlion that the army of the -United {  States should, at once be increased that puts wars in the category of comets ;  and other things that return at regular intervals.     General  Miles  seems  to  think,  that wo are hound to have a war just so often, and that a fully developed war is i  due here about this time, or in the immediate future.    And the-New York Journal ���������  discovers the strange fact that not only the history of the United States, but of almost every olhcr'country, proves that General Miles is right.    No nation ever enjoyed continuous and .uninterrupted peace.    As you turn back the pages of history  you had a war occurring just about so many times during every century in every  country on the globe1.    There is no exception to this rule.    No country 'has ever  passed through a century of existence without a war.    As ���������a matter of fact, the  wars average about throe for each century in every country, and sometimes, as you  examine, history, you'will find an extra war or. two thrown in for good measure.  France has been particularly lucky in this respect, having had enough wars on hand i  during the time of Napoleon to keep her general average above that.of every other  country, oren had continuous peace succeeded Waterloo.    The United States, too,  makes a good" showing in'the .war category.   For the number of years this country I  has been in existence we have done almost enough fighting to have acquired the .  . war habit, which .sometimes afflicts nations just as the liquor habit afflicts men.  The statistics of wars show that they are always succeeded by peace.'   These periods of peace, as history shows, averaging a little more than a quarter of a century  in'duration, and it is now well,to remember that over thirty-one years have passed  since the last great war in this country dosed. '       ' -  ���������  -Within tho past hundred years this nation, on the whole, has boon peculiarly fortunate, in the matter of warfare with foreign   powers,   the  international    struggles  outnumbering the others, and these, with vhe exception of the civil war of 1SG1, being comparatively insignificant.    Thirty-six years elapsed between, the revolution  and .the 1S12 war, and thirty-four years between the latter and the war with Mexico.   The war against the Barbary States in 1S03 was a small affair, and can hardly  ���������be dignified by classing it among international   wars.-    Fifty   years   have   elapsed  siiice the Mexican war, and nearly thirty-two years since the close of the civil war. '  The Mormon struggle of 1S5G was.brief, and the various Indian wars, while ferocious, were of short duration. .'Within the past century England has had more wars;"  than any other nation, the bulk of,them being duo to the British thirst for conquest i  and territorial, aggrandizement.   Russia has had peace sincethe Turco-Russian war j  'of 1870.    France and Germany since tho Franco-Prussian .war' of, 1870, Austria '  since tlie Italian war in 1SG.1. the United States since 1805, and England since the  .Afghan aiid Zulu wars of 1S7S-79, excepting the present Soudan campaign and her  other   Egyptian   quarrels.     Thus,   with the variation of a few years, all of these  nations have had peace for about a generation.   During the last half century peace  societies in this country and abroad have been  formed with-the object of forever  preventing war.  MERRY-GO-ROUND   WITH   SAILS.  Scheme  of a   Genius of  the Mediterranean to Get Fun Without Work.  A graceful contrivance has been perfected in a city on the Mediterranean  coast���������a sailing merry-go-round. The  basic principle is a very simple one���������  a strong beam pivoted centrally and  fitted at each end with miniature sloop  rigging, i. e., mainsail and jib. Seats  to carry one or more riders are slung  under each arm. Ingenuity or indolence  will suggest a varietj' of improvements.  The device may be fitted with automatic  brakes,   to  revolve  gently,   for  tion to the wind with every half revolution.  Sheet Zinc.  A seeming anomaly is found in the*  'fact that in the United States "tin-  plate'' is the favorite roofing, the use  of sheet zinc for roofing being almost  unknown; and yet in England, the home  of t he tinplate industry, and in all parts:  of Europe zinc is now the most favored  material. A roof of good tin, properly  laid and painted thoroughly at least  once in every three years, will last  from twenty to thirty 3rears; the life oi'  a slate roof may be from thirty to fii'ty  by a lG-horse-power hot-air motor, nnd  carries two machine guns, four men  and 5,000 rounds of ammunition. When  called upon these guns can grind out  700 shots a minute.  Of Rings.  Middle ages it was not only generally  believed that rings could be charmed  by the power of the magician, but that  the engraved stones on ancient rings  which were found on old sites possessed  supernatural properties, the good or  evil influences of which would be imparted to the wearer.  Rings made of the bones of an ostrich  were deemed of rare value; those of  hoof inclosed in gold a remedy for epilepsy.  A piece of silver collected at the communion and made into a ring is still  supposed to be a cure for convulsions  and fits of every kind; if collected on  Easter Sunday its efficacy is greatly increased.'  Carlyle and Millais.  One day Thomas Carlyle went with  Millais to look at the batter's house,  and, after gazing with wonder at all its  splendors, he turned to Millais and  asked, in his brusque manner: "Has  paint done all this, Mr. Millais?" The  painter laughed, and replied: "It has."  "Then," rejoined the dweller of the  modest house at Chelsea, "all I have  to say is that there are more fools in  the. world than I thought there were."  An Effective  Way.  Gilboy���������I understand that Judge Map  rimore is breaking up housekeeping.  Gadman���������That can't be; he's very  busy these days deciding divorce cases.  Gilboy���������Well, isn't that what I said?  ���������Roxbury Gazette,  THE   LATEST   NOVELTY  MERRY-GO-EOUNDS.  baby's or grandma's accommodation;  or it may be so loaded with sails that it  will revolve with amazing rapidity.  That this Eysian charm may operate  most satisfactorily, friction at the pivoted point must be reduced to a minimum/and to insure this the two arms  and the weight carried by each should  be balanced to a nicety. This can be  accomplished -in, two ways���������either by  providing a special shifting weight or  by making the seats for the riders movable. It is, of course, understood that  the booms are not made fast, but so  that they may shift, or be shifted, as in  tacking.  In Europe the youthful riders delight  in "handling the ropes" of these sails,  and after a little practice the juvenile  aerial yachtsmen easily and at will  arrest the flight of the merry-go-round  simply by dexterous manipulation of  the lines. This is not necessary, however. If the end of the boom is made  fast so as to have a little play, the sails  will automatically take tne right posi-   burner.  years,' while the life of a zinc roof may/1  be  estimated from  the fact that the-,..  first zinc roof ever put up, in 1811, exists to-day in gopd condition.  Acetylene.  It is hoped that the latest illumi^  n.arit, acetylene, will largely take the*  place of gas in the future. Acetylene>  burns with a brilliant light, and can.  now be obtained from what is practically a waste product���������carbide of cal-|  cium, a crystalline body which, whent  ti-eated with water yields acetylene-  almost quite pure^ The gas which is*  thus obtained has a distinct garlic-Iika  color, so that its presence in air, due*  to leakage of pipes, would easily bo*  perceived. During combustion it produces less heat than coal gas, less moisture, and less carbonic acid, and uses*  up about half the quantity of oxygen.  The light is white, and for the same  volume yields nineteen times as much,  radiance as coal gas with an ordinary  -V?  '*.<  r  :#  earn  an /���������  THE    WEEKLY    NEWS    MARCH. . 2nd,    1897,  iHB  rijaJSiMi!  iHluWO  Issued   Every Tuesday  At Union, 3. C.  M Whitney. Editor.  .TEAMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.  IK"   ADVANCE.  One Year '.  *2 00  Six Months       125  Single Copy    0 t5  RATES OF ADVERTISING: .  0."r- '*������oh per year   ������������������ $12.00  ..     ..month   :     15������  elKilth col   paryoar   ,. ���������   25 00  lourch   .. ..           SOW  week, .. lino  10  Local - nottoes.per line            20  Notices, of   Births,    Marriages    and  eaths,   50 cents each insertion.  "No Advertisment inserted for less than  50 cents.  Persons  failing to get The News  re-  ��������� gtilarly should notify the OFFICE.  SSj, 'MR, 3,1897.  ���������  An officer should   be in   attendance stall entertainments held in a public hall.  -The  hobo  element must  be  kept  iu  subjection.  We are listening patently for news of  the letting of the new mail contract  which is to give us an additional weekly  malil  service  commencing  on the   1st of  r-  April.  UKTRXTLY BLEIrtENT.  There is an unruly .element among the  boys���������and some boys not so young���������in  Union. This is manifested at public-  entertainments especially, when given in  a public hall; but it is not confined to  balls, and may be seen in lesser but still  offensive degree in churches. It takes  the form of whistling, throwing crumbs,  nuts, etc., letting dowa benches, creating  an uproar in.some form, and disturbing  those who take'part, and of course those  who come to enj oy themselves. This  evil must be abolishad. We trust no  entertainment will be given in a public-  hall without the attendance of a police  officer, or of some one specially deputized  to act as such. It is the duty of the  officer* to be present and they should go.  without invitation at all ertertainments  given in a hall, and they should be especially welcomed at all entertainments and  lectures given in a church. It should  also be understood that those who hire a  hall or have charge of a church have a  legal right to eject any one who disturbs  the proceedings. Ushers and commitees  should bravely meet any manifestation of  a disturbing character by promptly quelling it. A little show of authority will  quickly dissipate all trouble of this  character.  live too much in the glorious sunlight nor  too often seek the solace and quiet companionship of the forest.  RESPONSE FSOM UNION'!  The report from Rev. Mr. Logan of  the amount collected in Union for the  relief of the famine in India is very  creditable to him for his efforts in the  matter and to the people of Union for  -.their liberality.  The amount of $106 45 has been transmitted to the Star Fund, Montreal, Rev.  Mr. Logan having been requested by the  enterprising proprietors of the Montreal  Star to preach upon the Indian Famine  and assist in such way as he might think  best to aid the Fund. It was suggested  by others that he appoint canvassers to  solicit contribution from the people of the  town,'and such action 'was ao'Oidingly  taken, and the privilege of helping extended to'all. The names of everyone  who contributed have all been forwarded,  to the Star and will there, in due course,  be published. The Star Fund at lates  reports exceeded $35,000 and will be  doubtless swelled to $50,000 when :dl the  reports shall be received.  The responseN^./ich is being made by  Canadians, to the appeal from India  makes us proud of the Dominion.  BBWS.filYIBWSD.  GOOD H������ALTHSOADS.;  The necessity of good roads is not con-  6ned   to those   whovuse   them  for  the  transportation oftheir products to market,  but for all   who need   air and   sunlight.  Poor roads  keep  people  at  home; and  prevent walks and rides  which   are  not  only a source of pleasure but of health as  well.    People in   Union  keep housed up  because  there  are no   good roads  and  walks  to invite   them  forth.    They  get  dull and heavy for want  of that  exercise  which  cannot be  pleasureably  taken   in  the open air.    Even those who work outside of any building are re-invigorated by  the   pleasures of a   walk   in   which   all  thoughts  of business  are thrown  10 the  winds, and cheerful  companionship rules  the hours.  Poor road* serve   no good purpose.  They will not, at least be used except as  a matter of necessity.    Good roads are a  delight, and  we cannot  visit  them  too  often, especially if they   be   lined   with  noble trees, affording in sammei a grateful shade*    V we can   ever get a  good  read   built    to   the    beach���������say   down  through   th������ lownsite  to  Roy's���������a  real  good road���������it will be a great boon to the  people of teis town.    Until  the forest  is  cut dowa taere   will be  plenty of shade,  and the������ we can soon reach the beautiful  waters  of tae   bay!    When the town   is  incorporated   a   few  acres   on   this  road  jshould be secured as a park, and pleasant  walks laid  out through   it.    We cannot  The attention of the world during the  past week has continued fixed on Crete  over the great part of which tbe Grecian  flag is flying, aso.annexation to Greece  seems almost an accomplished fact,  notwithstanding the altitude of the Great  Powers.  The Corhn amendment to the U. S.  immigration bill has' been adopted and  the bill now t.oes to the President. Whe-  ther it will obtain his signature remains  to be seen. It provides an educational  test, 16 years of age aad not over 50. The  latter however must be the parent or  grand parent of a qualified immigrant, who  is capable of supporting them, or may be  sent for to join' the family of a child or  grandchild similary qualified, and- so a  wife or minor child may be sent for to  join husband or parent similary qualified.  Aside from this it restricts immigration  from border countries���������those' going over  to engage in work, with'certain exceptions. This * ill doubtless lead to relaxation.  The defeat of the Liberals in Boniface  election by 42 *.\heti they carried the last  election by 73, indicates the Catholics are  not satisfied with the settlement of the  Manitoba, school ^question, and that we  may expect the fight to continue.  The Transvaal raid inquiry is still  dragging slowly along. Cecil Rhodes is  defiant, admits he may have done wrong,  but justifies it. The presentation ef a biii  for damages by President Kruger for.  about $1000.000 it. complicating the.  matter. It is said an offset will be presented. In the meantime the' situation  is becoming more strained. It will not  do for the Boers to push matters far.  English capital invested in that country  will be protected and rights of Englishmen there enforced.  'In a short time McKinley will be  inaugurated and congress in special  session to deal with the tariff. We are  most interested in the duty on . coal and  may expect it to be restored to its former  figure, viz: 75 cents per ton. The duty  on coke will also be raised; but with  reference to coal the reduction of the  tariff by the Wilson-Gorman bill did not  increase the demand for the products of  our mines nor is ,il likely the small  increase likely to put upon coal, will  sansibly affect its use. The rate on coke  will not be prohibitory, and with ou>-  mining development should be plenty of  demand for it in British Columbia.  The local parliament has not \et fairly  got down to work. The Premier thiough  his secretary writes that the resolutions  of the public meeting recently held here  will receive attention, when the estimate  comes to be made up. Railway' bills  have not yet been introduced.  COMOX    BAKERY  Supplies the valley with iirst class bread, pies, cakts, etc.  Bread delivered by Cart through Courtenay and District every  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Wedding Cakes made and Partie s c'fclei e c     c  E. C   iLTJCAS, Proprietor  FOR SALE.���������Seed potatoes (New York-  ersjNo.2); a newly calved cow and calf;  also half a dozen white Plymouth Rock hevs  and rooater.    A bargain.  David Pickets  Denman Island, B.C.  For Sale.���������Ranch lately occupied by H.  rl. Boyd, between Union, aod Courtenay,  consisting of lire acres mostly cleared; goon  garden, house aud barn. Never failing  stream of water runs, through it.' A .bargain.    Enquire of P. J. Dalby, Union.  FOR RENT-The boarding house lately occupied by Mr. A. Lindsay. Apply  to H. P. Collis at tha Union Department  Store.  T. "\ 7 ANTED-r-A gi������i>d '-������iiv:������w������sr.  ��������� Require  * * .j-g   "News OrrxcK. '  r  OR SALS.  K-\SC:i-0*.c- i������il������  ait?   s.  half   ivuiu, Umuii,   i.i*''5it<*.;������������������������.   tt>G    t.oce.j  -oid will be d������e������-.is������(i of a������ a lowli__;uiV.    Ea*  quinTof JjJMKS   rlBKAMS.  Courtenay, B. C.  Grant & Munighan, Props.  Esquimalt  and Nanaimo  Ry.  FOR SALE���������Cleared corner l������t on Peu-  Peuntu AvuDue, sell cBt-up, t������rins emy.  Enquire at. "Ssrs Vvrioil."  AT.  .ANDERSQM'iB  , ;*������������������. -  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  Mot air furnaces,  Folding bath and improved  Air-tight'stoves, specialties  r\  ffxe and Works  Tkird Street, nCAr  Njcwa ottlco.  S*mm Saw Mill:  ���������AND���������  Basil and fioor  FA   C  T O   R   V  A..HA&LAM, Prep  (OFFICE���������MILL   STKEET.)  (K O. Drawer ������.   T*l������|riMM6 (Jail, 1-9)  NANAIMO, K. C.  j^F" A complete  stock  of Rough  ������a������l  Dressed Lumber always ea   band.    Alsc  Shingles, laths, Pickets, Doors, Windows and Blinds.    Moulding, Scroll  Sawing, Turning, Vmd all  kiads  of w������od finishiag furaished.  Cedar.   White  Pin?.   Redwood.  Drs   Lawrence  &. Westwood.  Physicians and Surgeons.  TTSTICOSr ;B.C-  We have appointed MLr.  Jarues   Abraxas ou? collector until   lurtmer ma-  tics, to whom, all  overdue   accounts  ���������ay be paid.  7 Nox. 1895.  Steamer City of  Nanaimo  OWENS  MASTER  Th������   Steamer  CITT of VA-KAIKO  will Rail as follows  CALLING At WAY' PORTS m passengers  Hii;l freight tiiay ofivr c  Los ve "Victoria. Tueadivy, 7 a. ra.  ���������*   "Xixiruiiao for CiiHiox, V.'cdT'.ef.day, 7 a. id  I.e>.Yft Cixnox iV>r Kuiiaiuio.-       Fri'luys, 7 a.mi.  ���������'���������   -   i-Tiwaiiiio for Victoria    Satmrdey, 7 A.m  For freight or  state   rooms   apply on  board, or at the Company's ticket ofcee,  Victoria Station, Store street. .  Jfft^^mt'Amfmmmmmm.mtsemeer^tmmmmmwmmMmmmm  Tarbell  ^3"Dealer in'  . "Stoves and Tiawarr  Plumbing and general  Sheetiron .work  PROMPTLY    CONK  (Best of Liquors  Finest of Cigars  and  Good Table  Courteous" Attention  Society  I.    <J.    O.  Cards  F.  Union Ledge,   No.    u,   meet';    e ������ry  Friday night at '6 ������'ciock.  Visitiw__] .breth  ren cordially invited t(-> Httend.  F. A."Anlky, R. S.  /tS'Ag-snt for the  Celebrate*} Gurney  Souvenir Stoves and   Ranges���������-  Maii������i������.ctmrM- *f the  New Air-tight heaters  Soic.*>>iC>::c e*^t*?&&p^iU^������������fi,  ^s  !^-s  DAL9Y, D l>S. A'LD.Sf  yc-  E'entistry In sli its Branche*  ���������Vi ���������. ,    W i')-*..������  VVUIK",   V.il\'jy. ttll-i  vXi'OO  & OtBce o_������pi'sit������ '.V.i--rcrl_v W- 1.1, {  xoao in.  *Jal������f'  .-S '  '  ,^' 0 p. r>i   t.i- 8 (...at.  Hour?��������� 9:iui.  ti- i y.isi. ai>- li .ir.  Barber ~izk  ?o;.4  ��������� - - s ���������  O. H.  Fechncr,  ���������^mc:i������jni3E.T032.  Cuir.berSai-d Ledge,  A. F. & A. M, B. C, R.  Union, B. C.    ,  Lodge  meets    rirst   Friday    in   each  month.    Visiting brethre������   are  cordially  invited to attend.  L.. Movnce. Sec.  Hiram Loo^e No 14 A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R  Courtwiay B. C.  Lodge meets oa every Saturday on or  before the fall of the i������o*������ ,  Visiting Brothers cordially reqacated  to attend.  R. S. MeConnell,  Secretary.  Cumberland   Encaiapraent.  No. 6,   I. O. O. F.,   Union.  Meets  every .dternne   Wednesdays ol  each month at S  w'rlork p. m.    Vismnjj  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  . . John Combe, Scribe.  s*eenn&nenweMnM*mMnMnMweete'**^*mam*+m*t^^**pr\r# ���������um***a.-3****'%rz**i-*,*r i.*^*������*a  S. OF T.  Uni������n Division No: 7, Sous of Ttin-  perancc meets in Frt't .MasiinS ilnii'.  Union  every Monday evening ai 7:30.  Vi^itinj. friends cordially, invited I'o  a; tend.  THOS. DICKINSON,. X. S.  iT^������.������^������-^f^������v7*.������-������v*.'^yv������fl������*t������T������^  NOTICE  .Any nwAor, n'r p:tr-:pn<^ .dei.trivyif.g or  ' m ithiii'.Idinfj; the kt^ < 1V.1 i-.-iiri-.'s 01 ihvi  Unioa Brev-. c-ry C*.:i ft 'n;' Lid' o!" X'Vinr.i-  .**:..   A '':';ei';.-" rt v i:rd  'uffr.JL: r' K    !v..'Cir.i:    ���������������  1IIO.   Will  .V.    ,  *r������  oi.fi*. icii-.ui.  !>.-!  \V  M.   .Hfii  y  *et v  1   -~  i  1  l   v   %  - * *��������� -t -* r  ' k r -  -  1  !*.  ":>~".'?.?>^e, "  ?   >.*��������� mi &.)  *:���������.: ;.-:.  t������  ���������������-vifr--l:  >".J.> ''it b '?  -���������*:?-'  ai  W   \i&  TbfF.i>'43t<.  At    Vfl*2*.  |-������,...  .'* -r-t  B,  S  .���������frRr������:  tft:.  j-.  *i*<S., *. C  X  -v K&������,  T  EAM1NG-'  ���������dt) You  Take Your  Local Paper ?  Dr. JEFFS  Surgeon  and Physician  (Graduate of the University of Toronto,  '���������L. C, P. St. S., Ont.)  Delinator for February.  This sterling  monthly catne to& lafe for  an  earlisr  notice;  but  ia  fully  up   to  its  usual  excellent  standard.     A   new  writrr  ���������Nora Archibald &nith���������whose  article on  the Study of  Children,   should  be read'bv  evcryone who accepts the   responsibility f.u-  their proper  development.    This nuinlxjr ic  crowded   with     illustrations    and    usefnl  articles.    Floral   work,   book  reviews,   tea  table chat, cookery, tatting, ehrochetiijg, are  of accustomed excellence.  Office and residence, Maryport  Ave , next door to Mr.-A. Grant's.  Hours fop eonsultatlon-9 to lo a ra,  2 to 4 and 7 to lO p m.  OUMSEHLAlffD    SHOE    SHOP.  I have maved into my new shop on  Dtnismuir Avenue, where I am prepared  to manufacture and repair all kinds of  men's, women's, and children's shoes.  Give me a call.  NELSON PARKS.  Visiting   cards   printed   at   the   News  Office in neat script.  Subscribe'Tor    THE  $2.00 per annum-  MEWS  It publishes all that is vwrthy,.������/ notic*  of THE LOCAL NEWS,  It Gives  the cream ������f TELEGRAPHIC NfcWS.  It Supports  GOOD ORDER, PUBLIC ENTERPRISES. THE CafURCHSS, FRATERNAL SOCIETIES, everything-\ror-  ihy of encouragement.  It Publishes Occasionally,  Bright Original Storiea,  Bright Original Poems,  Brigkt Original "Chatter."  And is the ONLY WEEKLY 'COUN-  TRY TAPER ia the PROVINCE  which has a TELEGRAPHIC SERVICE.  It is tbe exponent of tha district, n=d  by it th/������ district will he judfed by the  outside public.  It is as CHEAP as a good paper can  be produced in a country district.  Give it your generous support and there j  will be mere? ed improvements.  l.U)six nonika.    8p������clMAa ������oplnimaUsxm  TRASS MARKS,  M������CNt,  ������������������YWCHTi  ���������������  Aayon* aanfflna m itatch ana ajacrlptlon may  ������aiek!r Mocrtaln. fr*������, whothw an tareation 18  probablr patentabla. Couunaailaaaiona atrleUy  ������ontdaEtlaL Oldeat aaaaer foraeoaring pntents  In America.   w������i hara a WaabiBirton offlce.  nJ^Sottttr*1*-*00' r���������w  JClEWFIt  baaatlfullj -  mnj  IP . ...     w���������   Iook ojf Patbjtw aaa* tt���������.  jLdoraw  9UNIQ ex c:,  raadwa*. Haw Taa-fc.  CHOICE    LOTS  For sale oo Dunsmuir a>ve;  cossistiag oi*k*t������ 4 and 5 ia  block 15, lots 7 and 8 in block  16, lots 3, 4 and 3 in block 10,  and fttfeer lots in Cumberland  Townsite. Bargains,  James'Abkams.  SUBSCRIBE F'R ������4!PKB &BW8.7'  $2 OO PUB AtfHUK,  ���������  it&'l  - V  c>  m ���������Kan  Braaaaansv ir~~r~ m**nf=*>~������������������*���������-irr*"T,"'"rf'r;'*^rT r^ni*-'-^-ww.i^>_������ia'  STKBa^eWl^^iPieaSiSr-f ������1 *^W(*W-O'^JJI^^ t> >{7q������K*������������S������(-^^^TrtftttSi������3(lJT  f  <h  THE  *s'V- .Li. r������ ik. i- i  ���������-������������������ --���������   inlia-aaw aaii wnai  ���������*���������* ���������;  r>i  M.  -:<-������  x.-������ <.-*?.-=&_ ^.  ���������*>  <r  i*.*-.  !>  M"  ;>'"  ���������  Southern Cafifornia  The Gold Town ef Randeburg, Boom-  iogr lake Forty-nine���������Wonderful  Oil Production���������The Orange Tree  Like    Comox Farmera, Attends to  * i  .   BueimeM���������Gtood   Wiahea From   an  Old Friend.  WO. XX.  A new gold mining town called Rands-  burg has started up  like a mushroom in  the sandy desert within the last  twelve  months.    It is  located   about 80 miles  from Mojave and within a few hours ride  by rail and stage from Los Angeles,    it  is generally supposed  that the  precious  dust  is  stored away  in that region  im  great  abundance,   consequently  Rands-  burg is "boaming;" so  arc the saloons,  baudy houses, gambling dens, etc.    It is  a genuine   resuscitation of the gold fever  period    of    '49,    plus    the   additional  accessories of the last half century.   This  infant mining centre pats Union in the  shade.    It has   17 or   so saloons  with  more to  fellow, three newspapers, two  separate Hats ef railway on  the eve of  construction, with a  floating  population  of about 2,ooe.   Within the next  twelve  months  important developments  in the  form of success or failure are constantly  predicted and eagerly expected.  The oil  business of Los Angeles and  adjoining counties has  assumed proper- I  tieas of extraordinary magnitude duriag  (he past six months.    Some  of the ori-  ** final wells have been  ahondoaed, but  ���������thers are beiag constantly "opened, and  the few appears to be inexhaustible. The  demand is rapidly, increasing; and better  still, the price per barrel is keeping pace  with the demand. Twelve months ago  any amount of oil could be purchased for  , 25 cents a barrel; now it has gone up to  '^ ' St.15. It is a valuable cemmedity for  I fuel and mechanical purposes, and a  great amount of capital is invested in this  new enterprise.  The orange state* ia southern California,  Is new in full Matt.   It generally extends  fff'emVoresnberto April.   The eeld ware.  '., whieh alsaeet rained the orange trade ef  Florida two jeers age, has had the very o������. j  Let.  Trade is now brisk and the erangt dealers  ere jubilant.   An orange grove at this sees*  eon of the year; is. a very pleasant sight,  at*  ffeeiaU?to thttyes ef a otranger oenskuj  Item the snowy rajrlons of the east, who ne*  ���������er beheld eaeh a delightful sfoetaele.   The  . round clustering green leaved trots standing  m orderly array and stretching for sailes  along the barren foothills, the large yellow  .   balls protruding through the green foliage  ea every aide, the gold end the green, so  beautifully contested, sparkling and glis-  ttaiag in the brilliant sunshine,  is a eight  net easily forgotten.   The orange  tree has  several striking peculiarities : its leaves are  evergreen; planted in congenial toil and given eoJttient water and sunlight^ '��������� ��������������� lik������ a  playful young puppy,  yon eau elsnest do  whatever yos please with it   You ean make  it bear frait any month of the year, er every  month thronghoat the twelve.   I sew a tree  the ether dey bearing four different trope at  the seme time, er oranges in four different  stages of development: the fragrant white  blossom, the young grew frait ebeit ���������*������������������������  eke of a marble, frait several months eld in  the transition stage from green te_ yellow,  ead finally large luciooe ripe frait.   The  lemon tree, it else a very aeoommodating  end ohligfng sort of tree.   Instead ef attend  lag to business for a certain time, like ordim  ery frait trees, until the fruit is rips,  and  them taking a long holiday until next tees*  en,   it usuelly-ettends to bnrintes at the eld  stand all the year ronnd, end like your pled  ding Comox farmers, never goes en a strike  or westes time in taking,a holiday.  Probably yon will hear from me again.  Although it ia eemewhet lete in the seaeen.  I wish you ead ell the readers ef the Haws,  e> very happy end preeptrone year. If yen  were ell dewn htre pie-nicing for the dey,  you would certainly get a warm welcome,  end enjoy inheling a whiff or two ef ear  balmy etmeephere and feast your eyes ea  the green kills end fields and blooming roses,  oolite end lowers of every description. As  you eannot oomt by a flying machine to enjoy these natural beautJee, yos have me  great canes for regret. Tory many behold  ehtse thingt every day who (Si.. &������t seem to  mppreoiate them. "A man's life eonsisteth  not in thsabundance ef things whieh.he peas*  eeseth." Yon have varied comforts end advantages which many in Southern Celifornie  weald gladly enjoy, and there is much wit*  dom and happines ia "learning ia whateo*  ever state we are in therewith to be oentent.  limecrtly yoors,  A. Fuasbs,  snmmsmsamammmmmmmmmuBnusnnmm  g^Thers Is Nothing  LEATHER  LIKE  If it is Weil Put Togetli  j-     ,    ���������...._. ���������,..,  t  o- 1  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, anda Whale Bone  at $1 and up to $2.  Nanaimo Cigar Factory  Phillip Gable and Co., Prop's  Baetion 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 fo* the same money  ^ ���������a    K ATT IS 6"  unnease tsounni  ,-\ - ,-���������*__���������������  ���������������f.��������������� I.^^.M^.*1T|,|1V   r  I have the largest Stock   of   WHIPS   in  town and also the  L.  P.  ECKSTEIN.  Barrister,  Solicitor, Notary Public  Cfice:-First    Street,    Union, B. C.  tf s  V 5  I\Ol  DAVID JONES,  Proprietor,    MANUFACTURER OF        _   SODA  WATER,   LEMONADE,   GINGER   ALE,  Sarsaparalla, Champagne Cider. Iron Phosphates and Syrups.  Bottler   of  Different   Brands   of    Lager  Beer,   Steam. Beer   and  Porter  Agent for tho Union Brewery Cunipany. 1 ���������  ZZ'JElZr B3EB SOIjID FOB O^JSIS C2nj't_."2T  COURTENAY,, B. C.  -3est Axle Grease at  2  SO>=E3B  .For Tvr&ntyr-Fiva Cents ���������  Trunks at P/i:*es to Suit  -th-2 Tim?s.  BARKER & POTTS,  BARRISTERS,  SOLICITORS,  NOTAIflES,   &C.  OSico liooai 2, Alci'heo & Moore b'id'g rtuiiai  NANAIMO." Ii.  C.  "P. 0.   DBAWIiE    18.  ���������SJS^sw  2    The Best Cousl> Syrup. ������?  5Taate3 Good. i;t,e iu titne.1"  *r*. r^rr^t^srr^?.  IbGjJddllilg }      >.'ii*AL'LY DONE  Wesley Willard  ��������� ' c  YARWOOD   &    YOUNG  BAkiJISTEHS and SOLICITORS    ,  j f. .  ��������� ���������   Corner of Bastion aiid Conwieieial  Streets, N^naiuio, 13. C. -  Bbaxch Offick, Third S re.-t and Donsmurr  ^Aveiiu"*, Ti. C.  "VViil he iu Ur.ieu the 8rd   Wt-dtuesday  o  each inoeth aud :e*ia:u t������u dk.ya. s '  Notice to Taxpayers-  ������������������sewsnaent Act and Provincial  Revenue -Tax. J  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  accordance with the Statute*, that Provincial Revenue Tax and Taxes levied  iiiider the Assessment Act are now due  ���������or the year {897. All of 'he above named  -faxes collectible within the Comox, Nel-  ���������><>n. Newcastle, Denm-in and Hornby(  Islands Division of the District of Co-  :iu>x, are payable at my office.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at.lhc  'allowing rates, viz:  IV  PAID   ON   OK    BEFORE,  fiJN!**.- Jolh,  p������������ito effect apoB the Callfente market.    vj897~Provincial    Revenue, "$3.00    per  capita. '  Three fluh-s of o������e per  ctnt   on   Real  Prorertj'.  Two  ^nd   onehaif per  cent   on.   Wild  ,-L:ind  One-lMlf of o������ic  pe-r cent oa   Personal  i->ri>p<,:riy.  One half of one per cent on Income.  'F    PAID     AFTER       ]VKK   y\lh,     I.S97���������  Fo������r-fifths   *foac  per   ccju   on   Kea!,  Property. ^ - ,,  Throe per cent  on   WiUl  Land.  Threc'-Jiiuribs of one   percent   on   Per-  ynal  Properly.  Three-fourths    of   ane    per   cent    an  " ncoir.c.  W.  IV AN!J?.RSON,  ' Assessor and Collector.  January 1897.  ^oiawvr^ts.       m       X Pfeaume we have used over  ^^^E^^^l^1^! ^-ne   il1?nfired   bottles  of Piso's  Cure for Consumption in my  family/end I Bra. continually advising others  to get it.    Undoubtedly it is the -  ii (I i  8 ������3 1 f      Ii  ������    ^  I ever. used.���������TV. C. Miltenberger. Clarion, Pa.,  Dec. 29, 1894. ^1 sell Piso's Care for Consumption, and never'have any com-J^,^^^  plaintsl-E. SnoKEY, Postmaster,,^^^^^  Bhorey, Kansas, Dec. 21st,'1894.'' ISif^SSF  ^ \jmmsrmsr'  1     I I  ���������lorist, Seedsman and  Landscape Gardener  H, A. Simpson  BappJstep t< Solicitor, No's g fc 4?  ConiraeFeial Street.  -^^.IXJkJT.-hJt.O,  c  J. A. C&f thew  ARCHITECT and BUILDER.  ?V '.������   J....V   ������'     ���������,������������������������������������.!    I.   .   __���������    ^������.^^,  GO TO  "Seeds. 'Ornamental  TressiJand  * blipubs always.  Also    bulb3-  in    variety,    iucludisg*  Hyaciatb.8,   Narcissus,   Fuch,ias,, (  Tulips and Liliies.  Uqioh,  - 8. C.  sa-^s  JL  FOR  GiimbarlajKl Hotel.  Union, ;B. C.  The'fihTestsjhotel building  Fixtdcefi and Bar  , North of Victoria,  \nd the best kept house.  m  a PS ������  u "4? in a  BiS  Gadies Home Journal.  Spacious Billiard Room  and  new  Biiliard and Pool Tables  Best of Wines and Liquors.  g>  ��������� >m  m ������������������w hi   fci ii ii  g  General Teaming.   Powde r  Oil, Etc, Hauled.   Wood  in Blocks Furnished.  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(���������' \-' -' v  "i; CiACLii-ATi_.___.  .::kV:";KI^tratea,  0 :vii'���������������'-������������������<", Mr-N.  yn;-;r* *���������;���������������:< q'i^-^\o r-F:rSJs       ?  ���������ilf.r.   *;:-j- ij^-���������i..**��������� ^-* ' ^*-'��������� J,-j >  Tj'KTIOIs', B.'C  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent for ihe Alliance Fire  insurance Company of Lon  don and the Phoenix ol  Hartford. ���������������������������������������������   Agenr. [or t"ne Provincial  Building and Lc--?.r-: z.csg-  SUKSCRIBE TQ   The  News"   $2.00 !  eiatior. of Tcrcr^.o.--  ���������"'Si I  ������ TER ANNUM.  Union, s C. ���������A  FROM the Mowrle house one saw  a stretch of rugged, wooded  country, with a slender looking  railroad bridge spanning the gorge between two hills.    The. tops of the high  ��������� pine trees^ which grew down in the  valley below the cliffs, reached nearly  to the rails of the bridge, and it was  a thrilling sight to see the trains crawl  along in the air over the tree-tops, twist  about like a serpent, and then thunder  , down the slope on the left side of the  ridge.  But" the passing trains had another  Interest   for   the  young   Mownes   besides this picturesque one.    Now and  thou a  passenger threw a newspaper  * out of the window, and to Alvira rud  little 'lame Hiram such a "find"  was  always acceptable.  Since her. mother's death the house-  ,-    hold duties and the care of'Hiram had  - devolved   on   Alvira,   preventing   her  from - taking  advantage  of  the .short  - school term. ,Mr. Mowrie was employed on one of the river boat's, and his  ��������� trips often compelled him to remain  away from home for three or four  weeks at a time.  The Mowries did not own a farm.  Their place was a scrubby half-acre on  the top of the cliff, and their house a  mere hut of unhewn logs with two  little loft chambers above the single  downstairs  room.   ��������� . '"���������  To the newspapers thrown from the  passing trains Alvira and Hiram were  much indebted for what they knew  of the world beyondt the cliffs," and the  village of Cresswell, about four miles  ���������distant. How they enjoyed the stories  that occasionally fell into their hands!  "When these were of the "continued"'  kind they would ��������� amuse themselves  imagining the conclusious.  At present the story that interested  '��������� them most was one about a lame boy,  who had seemed to"bc in a fair way of  getting well when the story broke off  in the latest number of the paper.  "Say, Viry," Hiram" would sometimes  ask with a wistful look on his face, "do  you s'pose that lame boy ever got  well?"  ��������� "Yes,. I thought it was working round  tha.t way, Hiram," Alvira would answer hopefully.  Hiram's lameness was the result of a  fall over the rocks at the railroad  bridge, and the village doctor had pronounced it incurable. The knee was  bout at an angle, aud the boy could  move about only on crutches.  One summer afternoon, as the sound  of the locomotive's whistle echoed in  the distance, Alvira came into the  house with a single page of a newspaper in her hand. It had evidently held  some one's luncheon, but Alvira brushed away the crumbs carefully and  smoothed out the wrinkles.  "I guess, Hiram," she said in    her  motherly way, glancing over the precious bit of paper, "you'll find two or  three whole pieces here, and some ad-,  vertisements."  The boy took the bit of newspaper  from his sister's hand, and was soon  quietly absorbing its contents.    Meanwhile, Alvira labored over a garment  that she was trying to cut and fashion  without any pattern.    She was a tall,  strong-looking girl of 17, straight as an  arrow, and pretty in spite of her ill-  fitting clothes.   Presently Hiram broke  out with a cry of delight:  "O, Viry!    Hurrah!"  "What is it, Hiram?"  asked Alvira  eagerly, dropping her scissors with a  rattling noise, "it isn't.the continuation  of that story about the lame boy, is it?"'  "It's  better than  that,   Viry!    Just  look!   Here's a piece about a real doctor that cured a real boy!   O, Viry, if  T could only get well!"  With a great hope stirring in her  heart. Alvira took the page and" proceeded to read the article that Hiram  had pointed out. It was entitled "A  Triumph of Modern Surgery," and it  detailed how a certain Dr. Delmore  had performed successfully a difficult  and dangerous operation on a. lame  child.  "Why, this is the best thing I ever  heard of, Hiram," she said delightedly, when she had finished reading.  "I'm going right away to Mrs. Cap-  ner's to ask her about this Dr. Del-  more.   I guess Mrs. Capner'll know."  And she put away her sewing hastily,  nnd set forth without delay. The Cap-  ner house was situated on the other  Bide of the woods, about half way between the Mowrie house and Cress-  well. Alvira had great respect for  Mrs. Capner and for her opinions.  When she was in perplexity about anything it was always to Mrs. Capner  that ������he went.  She found her-neighbor seated , on  the back porch, and she at once opened  up the subject of her errand. Mrs.  Capner was not a little surprised. She  supposed that the girl had come to  borrow something, for now and then  Alvira asked for the loan of an "easy  pattern," or for the weekly paper that  Mrs. Capner subscribed for.  "Have I ever heard of Dr. Delmore?"  the woman repeated. "Why, he's., that  high-toned doctor from the city, that  the Baineses got to set their Jack's  arm when it was broken so bad! But  sit down, Alvira, and make yourself  at'home."  Alvira sat down on the edge of tlie  chair that Mrs. Capner had placed for  her.    Her cheeks were red from running, and her eyes were brilliant and.  eager as..she continued:.  "Mrs. Capner, does Dr. Delmore  charge high? You see, I was thinking-  of getting him,to look at Hiram's leg."  ''Good gracious, Alvira' Mowrie!"  cried Mrs. Capner, "you don't- know  what you are saying! Dr. Delmore!���������  why, you < might' as well make a tea  party and invite Queen Victoria." All  the money you could get.foryour place  on the cliff wouldn't begin to pay Dr.  Delmore's bill!"  Alvira felt a sudden sinking in her  heart. The color left her cheeks as  she gazed into her neighbor's eyes-in a  puzzled, helpless way. Meanwhile the  woman thought that the girt oil her did  not believe her, or that she was too  stupid and ignorant to- understand.  "Why," she went on, trying to make  things plainer,' "Dr. Delmore charged  Mr. Baines ������1,000 for tho setting of  Jack's arm! Of course he had.to come  a long distance, and it was a very hard  case. The village doctor said the arm  would have to be amputated;' it was  broken in three places, you know. "But  they say it's as well as-the other one"  now."  blackberries that grew in the woods  and the thickets, her brain was busy  with devices for reaching the great  man. Sometimes one might have seen  her computing a "sum" that was hot  in the arithmetic with a stumpy lead  pencil on the margin of a newspaper.  She never, finished this sum quite to her  satisfaction,' but she often looked op  from her work with a hopeful expression, saying something like this:  "If- he'd only wait, I guess I could  get the whole thousand paid up in-about  forty years." ,  One afternoon when Alvira was  picking berries a few rods from the far  end of the railroad bridge, on the brow  of the'hill opposite to their house, she  heard the sharp clatter of horse-hoofs  on the stony road leading past the  bridge.,   ,  The sound became more and more  distinct, until presently the girl caught  sight of a runaway horse dragging a  carriage. "Evidently the rider had been  thrown from his seat, and the occupant of the vehicle was powerless to  help himself.,  Alvira had had some experience with  horses, for she often drove Mrs. Capner to and from Cresswell, and some-  , times she assisted Mr,.- Capner with his  farm work. Besides, she was fearless.  In a moment she had taken off her b!g  sunbonnet, and was letting out the  "drawstring." She stood on the , embankment'side of the road as the horse  came down the grade. A plan had occurred to her, one that sho had heard  of.       "    _-' ''T  '"It's the .only thing to be done," she  thought, as',, a few seconds later, * she  sprang as close as she dared ,totthe Hying horse, and deftly threw the bonnet  over his head. '  The "blind" acted as Alvira thought  it would. - The frightened horse .leaped  to the other, side of the road and tried  to shake off tlie unexpected obstruction  to his vision.  Alvira had" just grasped the .bridle  when the door of tlie carriage opened,  and a well-dressed/man came out and  hurried to her relief.  "Thank you very much," he said in a  grateful, pleasant voice. "You did a  very brave thing, and doubtless saved  me from an accident."  "I was afraid the horse would reach  the bridge and.plunge through,"-said  Alvira as she stood beside tho panting  auimal aud stroked its neck. "I guess'  you may trust me to mind him if you  want to hunt up the driver." .��������� ���������  1'Thauk  you again,"  said  the  man.  with a little cry of delight, and the doc-1  tor never forgot the look of gratitude  with which she regarded him.  The coachman came down the road  presently and resumed, charge of the  horse and carriage. The doctor was on  his way to'Cresswell to'visit one of his  patients. r0n his return he called at  the Mowrie house and saw Hiram. He  did not say that the injured leg could  be straightened; but he told Alvira to  write to her father for permission to  have her brother taken to a hospital in  the city for treatment.  ���������; This Alvira did." Mr. Mowrie's approval-came in the next, mail, and In a  few days Hiram, accompanied by Dr.  Delmore, made the journey to tines city.  One day Alvira, who was alone in tho  little house on the cliff, received from  her brother the following letter:  My Dear Brave Viry:  . Dr. Delmore says lam going to'get  well; and he'says, too, that some society is going to give you a gold medal.  It has been in the newspapers that you  stopped a runaway horse with a sun-  bonnet. I have the piece cut out and  put away. It is a splendid piece. It  calls you a heroine, and that is what  you are; Viry. HIRAM.  ALVJRA   AND    THE   DOCTOR'S   RUNAWAY   HORSE.  "I'd be willing.to live on bread and  water all my life if Hiram could only  be cured," sighed Alvira, sorrowfully.  Mrs. Capner was not a little touched.  "I only wish I knew how to help you.  But $1,000!    That's almost a. fortune!  And I believe Dr. Delmore would not  even look at Hiram's leg for less. Why.  he travels around with a man-servant  all rigged out in brass buttons like a  soldier.   You'd bolter not bother about  such a  swell  doctor,    girl.    Anyhow,  Hiram's leg  has  had  its crookedness  for two years and more, and 1 doubt  whether even Dr. Delmore could cure  him."  Alvira rose to go home.  "Thank you for telling me the truth,  Mrs. Capner," she said.    "Good-by."  "How shall I tell poor little Hiram  this?" she moaned to herself, as she  tramped through the woods.  The sun was sinking behind a mountain peak when she reached home. Hiram wat sitting on the doorstep.  "Hurrah, Viry-!" he called out joyfully, when he caught sight of his sister.  "Am I going to walk like other boys?"  He held up his crutch, laughing as she  came near. "Is it good-by to. this,  Viry?"  Alvira could not look at the glad little face. She did not speak until she  had taken a seat beside her brother on  the doorstep. Then she said, very  gravely:  "Look here, Hiram. Once you said  you wanted to be well so that you could  do brave things. Perhaps it's ordered  that you'll have to be brave in another  way���������brave to bear instead of brave to  do."  Hiram understood.   His sharp little'  features grew pale in the twilight; but  not a complaint, not a cry, not even a  sigh escaped his lips.  Alvira and Hiram did not talk any  more about Dr. Delmore, but the girl  did not cease to think of him. While  her  busy   fingers  plucked  the    wild  "But I know the coachman is not hurt,  for I saw him pick himself up and run  after the carriage. He will, I think, be  here in a few minutes. In the meantime let me learn your name, and be  permitted to reward you, in a measure,  for what you have done for me."  By this time the horse was standing  quietly, needing no one at the bridle.  As tlie .gentleman spoke, .he produced  his pocketbook and_ handed Alvira a.  gold coin.  ;  "Don't hesitate to take It. Never was  money better earned or : more' freely  offered," he urged.  Alvira had drawn back a little,, as if  frightened by the offer of the reward.  All her native Instincts were opposed  to accepting money for a service of  this kind. But there was also witlrn  her another thought, striving against  these feelings. Should she not sacrifice  her pride for Hiram's sake?  "Please take the money," insisted the  gentleman, kindly.  "My name is Alvira Mowrie," she  said, throwing her head up proudly.  "Only for Hiram I would-not think of  taking a reward. But my little brother  is lame and I want to raise .$1,000 to  pay a doctor for straightening his leg.  I have ������320 now, and ������20, you. see,  would go a good Avays towards making up the hill���������if I could only think it  right to take it!"  "indeed!" said the gentleman, looking greatly interested. "And may I  ask who is the doctor you wish to engage?"  "Dr. Delmore���������the one that set Jack  Baines' arm," said AlVira.  The gentleman smiled as if he were  both amused and pleased. ,. .;   ,  ' "My dear young lady," he said, "I  am Dr. Delmore, and, if you like, we  will settle this obligation without any  transfer of money. I will be glad to  do all I can for your brother, in consideration of what you have done for me.-'  Alvira pressed  her  hands  together  A Suggestive Response.  Unconscious  harmony  between   sermon and response was too much  for  ihe Rev. Simon J.' McPherson yesterday morning.    He preached on "Hell"  in   the   Second   Presbyterian   Church,  but found the response selected by the  innocent  organist  was   altogether " too  appropriate.    The hymn was changed,  but not before the air had been played,  to an accompaniment of a broad grin  on the face of every, one present.    Dr.  McPherson does -not consult with  the  ol-ganist, A. P. McCarrell, as,to the sermon lie intends to preach-.on Sundays.,  Mr. McCarrell does not worry th-? pastor about the hymns.he. selects for the  worshippers to sing.   ,-Both trust each  other implicitly, but in future Dr. Mc-  rherson will look over the listof hymns  before he goes into tho pulpit.    Dr. McPherson preached on "Hell," and pictured   in .burning   words   the   terrors  awaiting   the   unrepentant  wicked   in  tho next world. . His sermon made a  deep  impression  on  the congregation.  At the conclusion of th'e discourse the  pastor   usually   announces' the   hymn  to.be sung as a response.. The organist-had n6t known the subject: of ihe  sermon when he selected the-response,  and thought no more about it after ho  had compiler] his list of, hymns.*-" ...  The'" pastor fumbled "with the list,  coughed, and looked a trifle' embarrassed. Tho organist began to play the  air pianissimo, and a broad grin spread  over every face. Dr. McPherson looked ��������� appealing]}' upward to the organist, and then turned over th'e leaves  of the hymnhook with desperate eagerness. Mr. McCarrell left his pipes fluC,  hurried down to the pastor.  "We   must .change   that   response,"'  whispered the pastor.  "Why?"   asked   the  organist, . innocently. ' , '  "I have been preaching,on 'T-Toll.' "  said Dr. McPherson, "and the response  you have chosen is 'What Must It Bo  to Be There?' We cannot have that."  Even the solemn organist grinned as  he climbed to the organ and started  .up - "Art Thou Weary?"'���������-Chicago  Times-Herald.  .  "I'll not be engaged to any man  'Less'a-solitaire he will bring;"  She was 20 then, she's 30 now;  She'd accept niost any old ring.  ^-Buffalo Times.  .Wife (dejectedly)���������I'm a < perfect  fright. ,' Husband (consolingly)���������No  mortal is perfect, dearest.  ' Mr. Savery���������What! Retrimmirig your  last year's hat! You are an angel! Mrs.  Savery���������An angel, am I? Well, then,  give me'$10 to'buy wings.  "Have Scribbler, the author, and his  wife made up?" "Oh, yes. She now  reads what he writes and he eats what  she cooks."���������Fliegende Blaetter.  "Well, now that you are back you  can tell us how much it costs to go "to  Europe." ."All you've got and all you  can. borrow over there."���������Judge.'-.  Dabney���������Glibney started on a century  run to-day. Babley���������Where has he  gone? Dabney���������After the fellow who  stole his wheel.���������Roxbury Gazette.  '   "By the way, how  did that scheme  you went into pari out���������the one to get  sugar oufof beets?"   "We got beat out--  of the sugar."���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  Tlie. story about a pretty girl kissing a burglar by. mistake'is-all wrong  arid, should be .suppressed. It is an  incentive to crime.���������Chicago Post.  * < _ f* * '  Miss Seraggs-���������Yes; once, when I was'  out alone, on a dark night, I saw a man,  and, oh, my goodness, how. I ran!' "And  did yoi) catch him, Miss "Scraggs?"  "When I get into' my- new house I  mean   that - everythlrig   shall   go - like  clockwork."'   "I see; the same as hero- -  to fore; tick, tick."���������Boston-Transcript.  Truth crushed to earth will rise again,  When comes tho proper juncture,  While error, wounded, -writhes in pain;  And can't repair her. puncture.  ���������Indianapolis'Journal.    ' , <,  If Eye  hadn't  tempted  Adam   with  that apple,' wliat would the modern tailors, milliners and dressmakers'be doing for a living'now?���������Somerville Jour- -=s  mil. "- - 4  "And' what   do "you'- regard, as   the   ���������  greatest triumph -of modern surgery?'' .'  "Collecting, the- bills,"    promptly    responded the  ������������������ great- practitioner.���������Chi-"  cago', Record. .'_>,,       "  -  ' First Tramp���������That, old   feller   what  -  wuz givin' me. dor lecture said he didn't -  know, de taste o'.liquor.   Second Tramp ,  ���������Well, dat's some excuse for him talk-  .  in' de way he did.���������Puck... . ���������  - r  Ono Matron���������Since I have been married. I ..hfiye taught my husband good  taste. Another���������Really?" It is a good  thing for-you that you did not teach  Uses of Fruit.  I have eaten apples all my life, .but  never learned how to make the best  use of them till hist winter, writes a  correspondent to American Gardening.  Now we eat apples half an hour before  breakfast and dinner instead of afterward.  . -    , '  The actionof the acid Is then admirable in aiding digestion, while if eaten  after meals the apple is likely to. prove  a burden.  We follow the same lin.e in using  grapes, pears, cherries arid berries. . If  disturbed by a headache or dyspepsia  in summer, I climb a cherry-tree and  eat all I can reach and relish.  In order. to have cherries all summer, I cover a dozen trees with mosquito-netting to keep off the birds.   '  Currants and gooseberries I find very  wholesome eaten.raw from the bushes  before going to the dining-table. Nature has prepared a large amount of  food already cooked, exactly fitted.for  all demands of the human system.  I am by no means a vegetarian or'a  fruitarian, but I am convinced that we  have not yet measured the value' of  fruit as a diet, with milk, eggs and  vegetables.  Japanese   Women.  Everybody smokes .-.in Japan. The  pipes hold a little wad of fine cut tobacco as big as a pea. It is fired, and  the smoker, takes a long whiff, blowing the smoke in a cloud-' from tile'.'  mouth and nose. The ladies have pipes  with longer stems than the'men,-and  if one of them-wishes to-show-.a gentle-,  man a special mark of favor she lights  her pipe, takes half a whiff, hands:1i-  to him and lets him finish the .whiffi  Horseshoes of PapeT. -���������-���������-.  It'is said-that- the Ttol-Ses'-of "German  cavalry regiments are to--be? entirely*  shod. with paper shoes, recent experiments as to their durability and lightness having proved very satisfactory.  It is always the man of whom nobody expects such a thing, who drops  everything and runs.  him before, you were-married.  "Did old Grumpey make much of a  kick when you asked him for his daughter?" "Did'he "make much of a kick?  The'doctor says I am threatened with  curvature of the spine."���������Detroit Free  Press.  "Hark!" cried tho long-haired maga-  zinc poet, "how the people cheer me���������  how they recognize genius." "You're  mistaken," whispered his wife. "They  think you are a foot-ball player."���������Atlanta Constitution. t  Father���������It was strangely quiet in the  parlor while that young fellow was calling last evening.-- Edith. Daughter���������  Yes; .he's one ���������of The U. of M. tacklers  and seems to think of nothing else.���������'  Detroit Free Press.  "I'm putting up a prescription for  your wife's .milliner," said tlie drug  clerk, to his employer. "What shall I  charge her?" "What is the usual price  for what she is getting?" "Fifty cents."  "Charge her $2.75."���������Texas Sifter.  "Mrs, Digby has a husband that really thinks something of her."- "What  has;he" done?" "Why, instead of betting" to win-a hat on'the election for'  hiuiself he .'bet a new bonnet for his  wife."���������Chicago Record.  "I,"'-'he shouted.' impassionedly from  the rostrum/ "I shall begin at once In  the noble work -of crushing tyrants!"  Then,-after the stoiyn of applause had  ceased, he went homeland tried to mash  the hired girl.���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  "Hew do you. like the new leading  lady you ;have, Footlifes?" "She -won't  do "at. all.. She's .only been married  twice, and hasn't had any diamonds  stolen for a year. She's got no energy at all."���������Cincinnati Commercial  .Tribune.  "Did you. know," said the man Who  was'reading an article about the contraction of hietals," "that a clock ticks  faster in.winter than summer?" "No,  I never noticed that about a clock.  But l-kno.w-*a gas. meter does."���������Washington Star.  - ^H lis band'{to wife)���������I cannot conceive  w.hat is the matter with my watch-; I  think "it" must want cleaning. Spoiled  Child'-Cbreaklng in)���������Oh, father, T don't  IMn-k- ii?- needs cleaning. Baby, and I  had: it ;wasjtiing in the basin for ever  ������b'.lo&'g tnis ���������m'brSin.g.  "i" don't'tKirik"that Benner is a sin-  '-���������cere'writer*" remarked one young man.  "You think he. .doesn't mean what he  says?" "Yes." ' "Well, I know better  than that. I saw something that he  wrote the other day, and I'm sure he  meant every word of it. It was a request for a loan of $5."���������Washington  Star  -"*������  s~ ������������������  \ m wmmmmmm  r> uT..     "f  ]t^&nW<������ty*J&ttHXttJWi&Vf&?*&tf���������sf  M  J  llj'''  I- ���������*".  If"  V  I  ���������/"  13  n  )  IT BROUGHT   TEARS,  So''Joe   Jefferson   Was   Satisfied   -with  "VWhat He Had Written.  A young Chicago matron tells the following characteristic story., about Joseph Jefferson:  "Several years ago," said she, "when  ���������Mr. Jefferson was preparing his autobiography he was obliged to do a great  deal of the work, while on tour. A  publishing house with which I was connected at one time ^recommended me  to him as an amanuensis who had had  considerable experience in the preparation of manuscript for publication and  I joined the actor in St. Louis. ,  "Mr. Jefferson would spend several  hours"'every-night after, the play-'in  making notes of what- he wanted .to  say. The next afternoon he would dic:  tate to me'. Usually he would bring  in a great collection of memoranda jotted down on envelopes and scraps of  paper, and soinetimes he would appear  with ' a newspaper whose margins  would be literally covered with queer  , Tea is better fresh���������if it  isn't, what does the grocer  mean by telling you that he  has some tea just come  from abroad?  Fresh doesn't "mean just  picked; it means just roast-  ed. Schilling's Best is  roasted as fast as your grocer wants it-^-no faster���������  in San Francisco.  THE  BETTER  NEW YORK.  Reforms that Hav������  Been  Adopted in  the Metropolis.  upon the road which New York ha*s The   Wonderful    Progress   Made   Within   the  sen treading this half-score years there  - __       ____    _Jr **  Past  Few Years.  K Schilling & Company  San Francisco  4CJ3  While sorting rags at a paper mili In  Otsego', Mich., a woman found among  the lot before her an envelope containing $65. _ ,    '   ''  MOTOll   AND    MISERY.  Compressed air as a -motive" power for  street railways will in time supersede electric wires and the trolley. Necessity and  invention make rapid changes, but some  old, sure, unfailing methods will hold good  for all time. The nerves are the electric  .wires of the human system, and often  "jangle out of tune," as when neuralgia  slips the trolley of the system and-it grinds  and groans with pain. The old motor for  the cure ��������� ot pain, St. Jacobs ��������� Oil. will  always act as electric iniluence on the pain  stricken nerves, and will send a current of  cure through the disordered wires, and  bring about a perfect restoration." Nothing  new can improve upon what is known to be  the best and surest iri the treatment of painful diseases.   ,- .  "WiHianr B. Phillips, of New Madrid.'  Mo., is credited .with a"  total, of 1,350  squirrels in three 'days' hunting'on Little river.' .'  .    ONE    SECRET    OP   -LONGWIIY.  been  is at last no turning back. The streets  evacuated by the trucks have been occupied by the children, the truckman's  with the rest, for the want of better  playgrounds, and the truckman has  abandoned the light; and where they  crowd thickest, playgrounds of their  own are being fitted up for them in  school and park. ��������� "Hereafter no school  house shalt be constructed in ,the city  of New York without an open playground attached to or used in connection with the same," says one of the  briefest but most' beneficent laws ever  enacted by the people of the State of  New York. Tt is all there is of it, but it  stands for; a- good deal. No child of  New York, poor or rich, shall hereafter  be despoiled of his birthright���������a chance  to play; and as for the streets, does any  one   imagine-that   New  Yorkers   will  Diseases   That Our   Mothers   Thought   Incurable   Now  Cured by Paine's  Celery Compound.  i "  Tt is  difficult, almost  impossible, to ; persons' * are not   aware  thai any suoh  overestimate the  importance of  recent' nerves exist.    They do  not  know tha*  advances in medicine and surgery. I "othinS S������-es, ������n in ***, ?art ������\^e *odJ  c . ' that every other part does not mstant-  In surgery there is the application of  ly "know 0f.������.  The "closeness of  this  the X-ray in determining   complicated ' sympathy is   familiarly  illustrated  by  fractures. I headaches,    indigestion,    rheumatism,  - In medicine there is the serum-treat-  neuraliga,   etc.    About  every  case of  ment for germ diseases, and more im-  sleeplessness, nervousness and dyspep-_  portant " still,    the'  extended   use' of  sia is a "sympatetic  strike"   by brain,  Paine's celery componud   in the  treat-  nerves or stomach, induced by the low-  ment of the   many diseases  that  arise 'cring of the general health.  People who think to get rid of  thea������  troubles by some  medicine that  disre-  air for the, whirling dust-clouds, the  summer stenches, and the winter  sloughs of old, seasoned with no matter what- me's-s of "political pottage? If  so, he is grievously mistaken. Col.  Waring has shown- us that the streets  of New-York can be cleaned, and any  future city government, no matter how  corrupt or despotic, vyill have to reckon  with him. And,right well the enemy  knows it'; he may not refrain from  picking our pockets in future, but he  will at least have'to-do it with due-regard, to'the decencies of life. -  Mulberry  Bend  is gone,  and   in  Its  from a faulty or impaired nervous sys  tem.  This class of ailments causes more gards the general health of the body  suffering and earlier deaths than all are on the wrong track. In getting  others, and that is why so much pub- such diseases as neuralgia and rlieuma-'  ever be persuaded to barter away their! lie prominence was at once given to tism out of the fej'stem Paine's celery  clean and noiseless pavements and pure   Paine's celery  compound when its dis-  compound proceeds at once to1 restore m  covery  was'"���������first  announced'by  Prof,   normal    appetite     and    regulate   th������  Phelps of Dartmouth college. _ ' nerves, as the foundation   for building  The rapid and sure way that Paine's .up the health and vigor.  celery compound cures neuralgia, rheu-'i     It regulates the bowels without delay,  matism and nervous debility is marvel-  and sees to   it that  the   poisonous' hu-  ous even in. the  eyes of this  wonder-  mors  that  are  bursting   through   the  working quarter of the century. ' skin,   in  what   are,    for   purposes   of  Ancient  miracles  were  contrary   to  classifying,   called   skin   diseases,   are  natural' laws, whereas the  remarkable  given  a ready  outlet. - On  this basis  power  of  Paine's   celery/compound to   purified blood and regluated nerves th'������  make  people well, comes from a better  permanent cure of   every form of blood  understanding of the  natural" causes of  diseases, such as eczema,"  salt  rheum,  j disease. ,.���������."' | bad   complexion,   is  now  assured - by  ������������������ That wonderful set of  nerves known   this really -wonderful  remedy.   Jf the  j as the "sympathetic nervous  system,"   reader of this is not in   perfect  health  i that knits,-every part  of the  body to-   let him simply try   a' first   bottle* of  josErn jEFFEnsosr  figures   and   hen tracks.     Walking . up  and down the floor, die .would dictate  ������ to me slowly in that cracked Rip Van  Winkle voice of his and I" could follow  him easily on the typewriter:  "One day when we met as usual for  work lie seemed to have prepared more  elaborate notes than'; usual, and instead bf walking-about the room he  sat down, quite a distance away from  me, and began to dictate the chapter  treating of his closing Australian experiences. There was apathetic quiver in his voice as he spoke of,the many  happy days he had spent in that faraway land, among comparative strangers,, and added that he hoped his book  would come to'them, as a-sort of, handclasp between friends who .would never meet again in this life. -.  "It was/very affecting. My eyes  grew misty and 1 had to stop writing.'  Suddenly I felt a kindly hand ou  my  -head' and- Mr. J elf orsou's voice said:  'That's what I wanted. Cry all you  want to, my girl. I cried myself last-  night  when  I  wrote that,  but  I   was  Those anxious to prolong this rapid transitory existence of ours beyond tlie average span,  should foster his digestion, negatitely by abstaining from indiscretions in diet, and aflirrrf-  atively by the use of that peerless stomachic,  Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, when he experiences symptoms of indigestion. The impairment of the digestive lunction is fatal to vigor.  Subdue with the Bitters, also, fever and ague,  biliousness and constipation. .  Miss  Crabtree,     better   known  place have come grass and flowers and  ,sunshine. Across the Bowery, where  324,000 human beings were shown to  live out of sight and. reach of a green  spot, four of the most crowded blocks  have been^.seized for demolition, to  ��������� make room for the two small parks demanded by the Tenement House Commission. Bone Alley, rcdolent'rof~filth  and squalor and wretchedness, is to go,  and the" children of that teeming neighborhood "arc" to have a veritable little  ,     Detter   Known _ as   Coney Island, with sandhills and shells,  Lotta," regards the-stage of  today as j established at their very doors.    Who  distinctly inferior to the stage of twen  ty years ago. - '  For lung and chest diseases Piso's Cure  is the best mediGine we have used.���������Mrs.  J. L. Norfchcott, Windsor, Ont., Canada.  CATARRH CANNOT BB CURED  afraid no one else would,  will do.' "  I guess it  UNITED   STATES  MAIL   FLAG.  The Beautiful Pennant Now Flown by  a JUozen American Vessels.  An official Government* flag is seen in  this country nowhere but in the port of  New York, and on the high seas only  between that port and the cities of. La  Guayra. Venezuela; Havana, Cuba; and  Tuxpan, Mexico. It is the pennant of  the -ocean mail service, and flies upon  the mizzenmasts of twelve subsidized  American vessels carrying the United  States malls "by contract. It consists  of a red field with a blue border, having the-American eagle in blue and the  words "United States Mail" in white  letters. It measures -fifteen feet long  and has been iu use a little over two  With LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot  reach   the scat   of   the  disease.   Catarrh   is a  blood or constitutional disease, and in order to  cure it you must hike internal remedies, hall's  Catarrh Cure is taken  internally, and acts di-I  rectly on the blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's '  Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine.   Itrwas  prescribed by one of the best physicians in,this  country for years,-and  is a regular prescript  tion.   It is composed of the best tonics known,  combined with the best blood purifiers, acjing  directly on the mucous 'surfaces.   The perfect  combination of the two ingredients is what  produces such   wonderful   effects   in   curing  Catarrh.   Send for testimonials, free.  F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, O.  Sold by druggists, price 75c.  Hall's Family Pills are the best.  The light of the moon is only about  one-six hundred thousandth that of the  sun.  can doubt the . influence it will have  upon j'ourig lives' heretofore framed  in gutters?  I questioUwhether the greatest wrong  done the children of the poor in the past  has not,been.the esthetic starvation of  their lives rather than the physical injury.. "Against the latter, provision has  been made by .stringent tenement house'  laws,!  by  the   vigorous   warfare   upon  child  labor,  by _ the  extension  of  tlie  law's protection tostores as to factories,  and bj' the restriction of the sweat-shop  evil.    In the park_to be laid out by the'  Schiff fountain, in the shadow of the  Hebrew' Institute���������one of the  noblest  charities���������a great public bath is to rise  upon the site of the present rookeries,  harbinger of others to come.   All about,  new school houses are going, up. on a  plan of structural perfection and architectural    excellence at which    earlier  school boards would have stood aghast.  The first battle for the schools has been  fought aud won," aud though there be  campaigning  ahead  without  stint  on  that score,   tho  day is in" sight  when  every child who asks shall find a tseat  provided for him in the public school,  and .when that scandal of the age. the  mixing of truants and thieves in a jail.  shall have finally ceased, even as it is  now forbidden by law.���������Century.  gether  and   harmonizes ��������� all, ia under-  Paine's celery compound and  carefully  stood  today   as   never  beforo. - Many  note the results. .   .     ,   '-������������������   ��������� .                  .            .                                                          .        ' ��������� th  Tbo.usan.d8 of Tons of J.'ust. ������       Cycle Chair for the Ameer.  According to-tne estimates of Mr. J. A strange vehicle, called a cycle chair,  AfUdden.who haa studied the remark- has-been  constructed   In   London  fo*,  able phenomena  of dusK'^and    sand the Ameer.of Afghanistan.   Lt consist*  storms In the arid regions of the West,' 0f a  miniature carriage  body,   upho-l.  every cubic mile of the lower air dur- stereo in green morocco and embazon.  ing an ordinary "dry storm" contain** ed   with the Ameer's  arms.     This 1������  at least 225 tons of dust, while in severe placed in front of two'parallel bicycles, *  storms of this kind as much as 126,000 to be propelled by attendants,, and ic  tons of dust and sand may be contained steered by a small wheel in front. Holes  in a cubic mile of air.    Dust storms are made in the floor, through  which  sometimes  last  for  twenty  or  thirty the Ameer can exercise his legs on trea-  hours.        ���������       . '       dies when he feels like Lt. . '     ->C  - * i ^  - - - j - ���������      i^  ��������� _ - . ���������*..  this 3rear in valuable  articles to smokers of  THE  MAIL  FLAG.  years. Last year.it was seen also in  San Francisco along the Pacific route  to Panama and Hong Kong, but the  contract with the steamship lines that  bore it was discontinued.  The St. Louis, together with the New  York and tlie Paris, also of the American line, and already carrying the  mails/ but not under contract, have  lately begun service tinder contract to  Southampton, England." Later the St.  Paul, of the same line, will be added  to the contract list, making in all sixteen vessels flying Uncle Sam's postal  flag.  A Tramp Rooster.  Chitwood, Ore., has. a rooster which  came there in the pilot .of a railroad  engine, and since his arrival has. behaved properly; but before his advent  there had made two prolonged stops  in his progress along the line of the  railroad, and had run with a flock of  sheep, and then with a herd of cattle.  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 d is-  ease, 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, andis  every where 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 thex-efore  all important, in order to get its bene- .  ficial  effects, to note when you purchase, that, you have the genuine 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 the  well-informed everywhere.. Syrup of  Figs stands highest and is most largely  Jteed and gives most general satisfaction.  We don't much care for tragedy made  to ordei", We have enough .n real life.  Think of the bill collectors.  It makes one awfully mad to fall on  the sidewalk, but he has more respect  .for the walk than ever before.  INDISPENSABLE  TO ANY  PIPE     SMOKER,  "AWAY WITH  MAKESHIFTS."  Dealers' Best  Seller.  SAMPLE,   IOC.  ONE DOZEN, 80C  ECLIPSE   MFC.  CO.     By Mail.  Agents Wanted.    Portland, Or., U. S. A.  SURE CURE for FILES  CLEANERS  Itohing and Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles yield at onee to  DR. BQ-SAN-KO'S PILE REMEDY, stop, itching, absorbs tumors. A positlre cure. Circulars sent free, j'rico  Ho.   Drugxlsts or mail.  Stops itca-       free.  Pri<  DB, UOBAHILO. Phils.. Pa.  Quick ProlitH.  "���������Business" is the watchword _of th_j"  day, "and the small boy is developing  on that line with a rapidity which astonishes the previous generation. But  the practical side of his nature has  not obscured the poetry of childhood.  The fairy tale is as potent as ever,  and there was a smile of pleasure on  the face of the lad who remarked at  breakfast:  "I had a beautiful dream last night."  "What was it?" his father asked.  "I thought 1 was out in the woods  and I saw a most gorgeously dressed  lady .coming toward ine."  "That is a good deal like some of  the stories, that you have been reading."  "Yes. It doesn't get very different  Until the end. I knew by her looks  that she was the'fairy queen, and I  made up my mind that I wasn't going  to lose chances like some of the boys  in story books, who didn't know a  good chance when they saw.it."  "Did she offer you three wishes?"   .  "Yes. And I called to mind how  she sometimes took advantage of a  mortal's being excited and nervous  when he wished, ifforder to make him  waste his opportunities and have a  good laugh at him. So, when she said,  'Little boy, I'll give you three wishes,'  I didn't jump at the chance. I said,  'Will you give me whatever I ask for?'  She answered, 'Yes; you may have  three   wishes.'"  "What did you do?"  "I wished for four."  BEackwelE's  Genuine.  Tobacco  You will find one coupon inside each 2-ouncc bag, aud two  I���������      coupons inside  each 4-ounce  bag. Buy a bag, read thecoupon  and see how to get your share.   ������w������������������99������������������������������Qo������e99dCft<r$$������d������������������������$$e������8������ooe*9e  ��������������������������������������������� .       n  Make money by suo������  c������ssf il  speculation in  Chicigo.   We buy ana  sell    wheat   there  oij  margins.   Fortunes have b *en rnade on a small  beginning by  tradii g in futures.   Writ*   fOf  full particulars.   Best of .reierence given.   Several years' experience on the Chicago Board ot  Trade, and a thorough  knowledge of the business.   Downing, Hopkins it Co., Chicago Board  of Trade-Brokers.   Olhces in Portland, Oregon,  and Spokane, Wash.  Tolstoi's Faithful Follower.  Prince Dimitri Khilkoy, a Russian  'nobleman, has followed the,advice of  Count Tolstoi, and divided his estates  among the peasants, reserving but  seven acres for his own cultivation.  Every one overdoes the martyr business.  Is a deep-seated blood disease ���������trhicb  all the mineral mixtures in the world  cannot cure. S.S.S. (guaranteedpurely  vegetable ) i* a real blood remedy for  blood diseases and has no equal.  Mrs. Y. T. Buck, of Delaney, Ark., had  Scrofula /or twenty-five years aud most  of the time was under the care of the  doctors who could not relieve her. A  specialist said he  could cure her, but  he filled her with  arsenic and potash  which almost ruined  her constitution. She  then took nearly  every so-called blood  medicine aud drank  thehi by the wholesale,  but the)' did not reach  her trouble.1 Some  one advised her to try  S.S.S. and she very  Boon found that she had a real blood  remedy at last. She says: "After taking one dozen bottles of S.S.S. I am  perfectly well, my skin is clear  and healthy and I would not be in  my former condition for two thousand  dollars. Instead of drying up the poison  in my .system, like the potash and  arsenic, S.S.S. drove the disease out  through the skin, and I was permanently rid of it."&  A Real Blood Remedy*  S.S.S. never fails to cure Scrofula,  Eczema, Rheumatism Contagious Blood  Poison, or any disorder of the blood.  Do not rely, upon a simple tonic to cure  a deep-seated blood disease, but take ������  real blood remedy,  Our books  free xipon application. Swift  Specific Co.,  Atlanta, G*.  WHEAT.  rriniLcri apkaqc  BEST IN THE   W0RL0.     V^IVKiPlwC  Its wearing qualities are uusurpas^e'l, actually  outlasting two boxes of auv'iuner braud. Fre*  from Animal Oils.   OKT'TTUfi GB^'UIlfK.  FOR SALE BY OREGON AND  .Cry-WASHIJNGTON  MICit.CHANTS-  and Dealers generally.  EVERY HEN  Batched in Petaluma  Incubators tins start*  ed rlgbt, ������������<1 '������ better  prepared to Klvo profit-  able returnH because these  machines exclusively embody thefeat'ires which produce the croatost number  '- of vijjoroha ��������� Chickens.  Incubators from *10 np.  Pctalyma., Cal.  FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE SICK or  "Just Don't  Feel Well,'*  ������&^&LIVER PILLS  are tho One Thing to use.  Only One for a Dose.  Sold by Druggists at 25c. a bos  Samples mailed free.    Address  Dr. Bosanko Med. Co. Pbila. Pa.  RODS  For tracing and locating Gold or SHvaf  ore, lost or nldden treasures. M. D. FOVv-  LEB, Box 337 Southlngton, Conn.  RUPTURE and PIt.KS cured; no pay,until  cured; send for book.   Drs. Mansfield A  Porterfield, 833 Market St., San Francisco.  M HABIT FB  ea and y  W!l    U ���������<& DI W H Cured In 10 to 201������nj-������.   No Par* till  Cured. DR. J.L.STEPHENSi LEBANOS.oHIO,  ,��������� DRUNKENNESS  5  (.  ..t\  a  ^  A\  * c, I  . .. ,*l  N.P. N.TJ.No. 685.--S. F.N. U.No. 763 G. A. McBain  & Co.,   Real Estate   Brokers, Nanaimo;, B.C.  MM+  The audience which assembled Thursday evening at the Methodist Church to  listen to the Rev.'J. F. Bells of -Victoria,  on ihf above named 'iibject, were afforded a rare treat. The l^ctur r wis n :4<" od  'form, and while making no effort a*  oratorical fl'ghts or ornamentation of  speech, his words were sent home with  th;.i   r.ue   power   which   comes   from a  fi  happy <: -junction of earnestness,.ability,  elevation u' character and devotion to a  noble c.uise. . *-  The physical characteristic1; of Armenia were graphically described, also the  history, cu^ o r.s, conditions- and life of  thepsojh. Tlrj fact that tliev were deeply religious and conscieniioi-s was dwelt  upon, and then a contra-it between them  'aiid the" Moselm6*, their master?, who  were taught to believe that the unfaithful  ���������those who did not accept the doctrines  of tlie Kor.-in, p-issaj_.es from which he  read���������were only fit to serve, suffer and  die.  The scarlet history of Armenia, beginning- with massacre of 1S22 was briefly  but fittingly presented; and then the  attitude of the Chnsiain nations."on their  knees before the Sultan, imploring him  to striy his bloody hand, but too fearful  and jealous of each other to lift a weapon  in defence of a helpless people, persecuted unto death, was scathingly and  strongly depicted. > >  Music formed a pleasant setting forthe  lecture. A hymn and ��������� selection was  rendered by the choir as a prelude. At  the close of the first devision of the lee-  Hire, the audience were favored-by a solo  by Mrs. Parker, and the proceedings  terminated with a select-on from the.  choir, after, the usual vote of than'rs had  b=en given.  Foreign  Shiprxien 5 I/or  February  1297.  Buy .your sugar at Leber's So. 25, per civ -  Spoiling" Content and,Concert.   , "  A good house greeted the Ladies Aid entertainment in the Presbyterian Church last  Tuoiday   evening.      Tha   programme   was  somewhat informal, but   very pleasing in its  varaty and   execution.     Is  w������'s   a  common  c .remark, thai; each of   tbe performers excelled  themselves, and-we too are glad to testify to  ihe excellent, selection and   rendering of tha  solos, recitations, readings, etc.  ��������� The chief feature, or what was intended  as 8U3U, v/j.3 the Spelling Miboh, avhich certainly' was most interesting. Thare were  two classes, one including all under 15 years  of age, tho other all over that age. In tho  first class, all under 15, there were about; 25  competitors, and 13 in tlie second. The  spellers, on the whole, Sid surprisingly well  and were complimented hy the chairman  Mr. Mitchell, on their efficiency. The  referees wore D.-. JetTVi, Principal Bennett  and Mr. Eckstein, each having a different  dictionary so an to give tho spellara the  benefit of as many authorities as possible.  It \va3 quite wonderful how some of the  competitors differed from all the authorities  in their way of spelling. Here are some examples of words in which they cl:fier from  authorities: beadstead, noice, sirloin, ratl-  diab, patato, sandels, wollen, sneese, abess,  pivefc, prarie. Much amusement was caused  when the three referees were called to the  platform to spell ; guarantee, ghe'kin, and  commissariat. It is enough to say that  these words wore spelled in ways hitherto  unheard of. The prizes in each division '  wer������i.$3 00, @2 00 and $1.00.  The successful ones ia class I.   were,   1st,  <_ prizs, Amy Williams; 2nd pnzu, Nellie Tarbell ; 3rd prrzs, Adeline McMillan.  In class II. 1st prize, Mrs. Logan; 2ud  priz-*, Mr. MuJfaughton ; 3rd prizs, Robt.  Srracg.  A naai'jcr of donations were made toward  the prizes by persons' who did not give for  publicity, .aod. the*-ladies wish to thank,  them for their assistance.  The program was as follows .-  J.    Instrumental,.     Tottie Williams.  2. . "Love at Rome,"...... Miss Burnett.  3. Recitation���������-'"The Inventor's Wife,"���������  Annie Weir.  4. Solo���������.������������Daddy,"  Mrs. Kenney.  5. Song with cornet accompaniment   Mr. and Mrs. Kirkwood.  Spelling match, class division I.  Scotch tiong, "Je.sbie the {lower of Dutn-  bbue." -..      Rev. J. A. Logan.  Recitation, "Grandpa's Spectacles,"���������  Li'iy Weir.  Solo, "Periott," ,    Mrs. Jeffs,  Rscifcation, "The Pestering Pin,"���������  Nellie Tarbell.  Song, "Children's Praises."���������-���������-  Mamie Auley.  Date  Vessel  Cargo  Destination  Yah. 3  Costa  Rica,  2105     Siit Fr'aucidco.  "    8  San Mj-tso  ,   4170            ���������������'  " 12  Florida  53uO            "     ��������� ���������'  ",15  Misineo'a  31:95 Poit l_os Angeles  ���������' 22  S.au Alareo  4*3-:jO       San Frandsco.  " 23  ilonda  D?A5              "  Total 24-,5io tons.  L-cul chipmenfc-3 for February, 3.S07 tons.  .���������Slater Bros' noted shoes for gents at  Leisei's.  6.  7-  6.  9.  10.  IL  12.  13  Reading, "The Spelling Trouble,"���������  Mr. McAllen.  Spelling match, division II.  After the program was finished and prizes  distributed, the ladie3 invited the audience  tr> the basement, where a bountiful lunch  was provided. The whole entertainment  was most enjoyable, and tht> Aid is to bs  congratulated on th&ir success. We understand thirt the receipts," an importi*:."; kern,  were also quite satisfactory.  ���������Another consignment of the celebrated brands "oimia" and "Moonsoon" i  Tea in 1 and h lb., packages, at McPhee |  & Moore's. :  LOCALS.  I*Jr. Ed MuKim Mine up from Vancouver   j!.  tlie Tepic Monday .  Do you know that we can print you just  ae neat a ht.' ness caul &3 you cm get in  any ether printing offij������ in the Province,  aud just as cheap fco������ ? Bear in mind, we  priut-mcal tickets also,? Iu fact, we can  do anything in tho line of job printing.  Give U-. a irij.1 ?  The Treasure Mountain Mine on* ]er.  vis Inlet l.'igely owned by parties here, is  reorganized as valuable mine. Work on  it is bein������ prostcured with vigor. Several handsome offers for it have aleady been  made. The Coast mines are beginning  to attract a fair amount of attention.  L:idic3, have you seen those tine shoes in  N. Parks' window?  H. H. Boyd's place o-S the road between  Courtenay and Union, has been sold to a  gentlemen in Uiiion.  There was a hop at The Elk, Comox,  on Monday night.      *      . ' <  The U ion Dramatic Society gave a  sp'eisdid eutertainrnent at Courtenay Mon-  dav x/uht. Tne atteau'&uce, however, was  ditc .ur.'ging.  We regret to learn that .Dr. and Mrs.  Jeffs intend to l^ave on-Friday, to make  their home in , the Okanogan region*  They have been residents of Union, a lit- ,  tie over a year and,during that time have  made many friends. They will be much  missed.  Do You  Take Your  ���������f Local Paper?  It publishes all that is worthy of notice '  of THE LOCAL NEWS.  It Gr.es  the cream of TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.'  It Supports  GOOD   ORDER,   PUBLIC   ENTER-.  PRISES,   THE   CHURCHES, ' FRA- ,  TERNAL SOCIETIES, everything worthy of encouragement.  It Publishes Occasionally,  '  Briglat Original'Stories.  Bright Original Poems,  Bright Original "Chatter."  And is the 'ONLY WEEKLY COUNTRY PAP.ER in the PROVINCE  which has a TELEGRAPHIC- SERVICE.  It is the exponent of the   district,, and  by it the district .will   be  judged  by "the  outside public..'  - It is as CHEAP.as a good   paper  can.  be produced'in a country district.  Give it your generous support and there  will be'increased improvements.  Eepimalt & Maimo By.  Time   Table   No.    27,  To take effect at 8 a.m.  on Monday  Nov.  2nd. 1896.   , Trains run 011 Pacific  Scandaid time.  GOING NORTH    "   _ ���������   ������  .( l.'aily. 1 Sat'riy  Lv. Victoria for Nanaimo and  '   .Wellington   '.   At. Nanaimo : .:   Ar. Wellington   .*   a. ai. i P. M.  8.00 I 3.20  31.40 i 0.38  12.00. I    6.55  M. J. HENRY,  NURSERYMAN  AND  POST OF* ICE ADDBES8  - 604   Y\ ESTMINSTER ROAD������  ���������    VANCOUVER, B. C..  GOING  SOUTH  Lv. 'Wellington for Victor  Lv. Nanaimo for Victoria.  Ar. Victoria *   1    A M   I    I' M  .1 Daily, i Stiffly.  8.2o  8 40  J2.20  3.30  3.45  7 00  For rates and information apply   at Company's offices,      " ,     ���������  A. D UNSRI UIRtji           JOSEPH HUNTER.  President.   ���������           -            .Gen'l Supt  H.K. PRIOR,  Ann. Freight and Pnsson'gor Agt".  SXTNDAY SERVICES  ,SX.  GeOKGK'S    PltESBYTEBIAN    CHUBCH���������  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.  MuTHODirtT Cuurcu��������� Serviceu at the  usual hours maruiug and evening. Rev. W.  Hicka, p'aator. -, , -. ���������  TniNiTY Church���������Services, in the eve^-  ning.    Rev. J. X. Willcunar, rector.  Why send away for your printing,  when you canget ifc douo equally as well at  the News?" Our prioes are reasonable, and  wc aro no*v prepared to turn out everything  in theline oi Jou Prtnti^Q.  , Send for new 60 page Catalogue before ���������*  placing your ordersc foi Spring   Planting,  if you are  interested in saving money for  yourself and  getting good  stock  of first  hands.  Most complete stock of Fruit and  Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Etc.,  in ihe Province/ ,.  Thousands of small Fruit Plants a������d  Vines of leading varieties, suitable fer  this'Climate,  Fertilisers,   Agricultural   Implements,  Spray Pumps, Etc., best to be had. ,  No Agents. List tells yew all about it.  Eastern Prices or Less.  Greenhouse, Nursery and Apiary  604 Westminster Road.  We do all  kinds , of  "  ���������    ���������" ' '  Job.Printing, anything  from a Dodger to* the  neatest Business Card*  or Circular.     ���������  i,.  ���������i' '-^p������> ���������  iiillili  IIMsSm  y Goods' Departrqeiit.  . ^^m-y^atsr&3ff^S^������^  koqo short ends of all kinds of dress goods,  ribbons, etc.,  at less-than HALF PRICE, for one week only.  -wasSEaBHHB"^-  Special lines in hats and tics at greatly reduced prices to clear.  it f-i^l^C  ���������SAmmbm*  t-v.sa.^^, kj SIS -cS: ���������������������  KryM  r/^ fe iM  We have just opened several cases of the noted Slater  Shoes for gents, all prices are stamped on the sole by the  maker.    We invite inspection. .  I  :URE & HARDWARE DEPARTMENT.  Car load of furniture to hand consisting of:���������Bed-room suites in oak and  antique, side boards.    A large  assortment of center tables, book  cases,   wall  stands, chiffoniers, dining tables, chairs, etc.    Also easels, music  racks, hall stands, book shelves, umbrella sttnds, etc., bamboo ware.  A full line of the best groceries always on hand, at the lowest prices, if you are not dealing with us, it will pay you to  call and get prices.  +V-^lCilU^^i^Ji ���������-1*.  y^


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