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Array !���������  tt  NO. 276  CUMBERLAND. B. C.    [P. O., UNION,]   TUESDAY  ������  Union Miat Market  o i- 1  For the choicest meats we are head quarters.  If you have not tried our noted sausages,  bologna and head cheese, you should do  so at once. Fresh vegetables, eggs and  butter, salmon bellies, Mackerel, etc.  SHIPPING SUPPLIES  AT AWAY DOWN PRICES.  Ladies Winter Jackets, Capes, Wraps,  Felt Sailor and Walking Hats,  Blouses ani Wrappers.  Floor  D  Oilcloths  A' larsr- Stock of the Choicest Patterns jus-  arrived direct from the * manufacturers in all  Widths and Prices.  C|lt .arfd Inspect  ^;Tfe-N;3VY   ' .StO^fcof. . ���������*   ,    : V' ��������� '-^  :,,   ., < Tapestry, 1-ace Curtains ,  Dotted Swiss,. . and    Art Muslins.  GROCERIES at LOWEST CASH prices at  w.^-^  Tlie.  Drug   Store  is The  Place to   Buy  Combs,  Brushes  Perfumes,  and  Toilet Waters.  OPEN    SUNDAY  MORNING  FROM     10  to   11  a.m.  Good Stock of  OPEN SUNDAY  EVENING FROM  3 to 4 p. w  WE KEEP NOTHING BUT THE BEST and PUREST DRUGS ior DISPENSATION  For your cough try Scott's Emulsion,  Dr. Chase's Linseed and Turpentine,  or Ayer's Cherry   Pectoral.  &Co,  J  (IS:  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  SHRUBS, ROSES.   RHODODENDRONS, GREENHOUSE AND  BEDING OUT PLANTS.  Vwgethbks.  Having secured the Harrigan ranch  1 am prepared to deliver aily  pure fresh milk, fresh eggs, and  vegetables, in Union and Cumberland, A share of patronage is  solicited.  JAMES REID.  SUBSCRIBE  TO   THE  NEWS,  .SUBSOSXPTION A YEAR $ $ #$ $ $ $ $  AgriGiiltural Implements  SPRAY PUMPS,   FERTILIZERS,  BEES  and BEE SUPPLIES.  Most Complete ^tock  in B.   C.  NO  AGENTS. Catalogue Free.  M. J.   HENRY,  604 Westminster Road.  VANCOUVER,  B. C.  n  OTT1?^TIT.'rilNrC3-  A. U. JOHNSTON & CO.  NANAIMO, B. C.  GENERAL OUTFITTERS FOR  MINERS GOING TO, THE  KLONDIKE. V  STEAMBOAT AGENTS.  TICKETS SOLD. PAR-  TICULARS ON APPLI-  CATION.  NEWS FROM  SHEEP CAMP.  A.  R. Johnston & Co., Furnish   the  Best Outfits That Went Over  the Passes.  -���������>.������  TO SUIT THE MEN, TO SUIT THE YOUTHS, TO SUIT THE-,BOYS, AND TO, SUIT  THEPURSE.   COME AND SUIT YOURSELF  WITH A SUIT BEFORE^  THEY ARE ALL GONE.  OUR SHOES,  are   going  like "hot cakes'  and must be cleared out.  DRESS GOODS.  Blue -Black Serges,  Cashmeres;, etc.  A few Dress lenghts left to be sold,  , at cost.  FLANNELLETTES,   GINGHAMS, ART MUSLINS,  RED, WHITE, AN.D  GRAY  FLANNELS,  PRINTS,'AND SATEENS.      ���������        ,,,,-,'-"  A,COUNTER OF REMNANTS FOR YOUR. INSPECTION. .... ;-.    ,  McPHEE & MOOFJE.  8uch is the V rdict of all the Nanaimo Boyp.  The Free Press is agaii iadebted to the  courtesy ' of Mr! Dan Dalley, our leading  tonaorial artist,-! for the^followiug interest*  ing extracts from a letter received by him  from his friend. Janiea Rice, now at Dyea  -Pass.. \     .'     ' "7*     .- v  Sheep.Creek,' Alaska, fNovl 6th '97*  Friend_DanieJh������I received, your letter today, and was $ad to get it, but I wish yon  had got my other letter, which would have  given you quite a budget of news I sup*,  pose there are a number of the boys who  have left here and returned to Nanaimo who  will be a'>le to i������iva yon all ' the news, ^he  old Miner* in tne couutrv tooieil a lot o' u.-������  wheu they told-uij-th^re was no'U������e in try-  i.-g to 'gtt '������ver ;t,he passe* in October, or  November.    Bnt they werp away off.   .The'  'o.ouutry i* TLiiti.*it<Ka.d.a#'*ouie"ot.them would  ���������hive yoja b^Yie^t^Tr.u/WCAther i.ritic>\.hi*re  .aB^res^ntr^'IThiTn^a^lei^vj^vsao)!^���������clor*r.  ��������� and froji't-y but-uuicd<##_8;ito stero, yet.    I" is  one of the best pl<*ct-a I'Wjas eWr in���������when  it Hoes *ot rain." I haVe .got a good job here  working ' for a Taei'OiA (5om_v������ny.. wnu are  getting on well with their tia'*������iw������y, and I  teul confident- that they will complete it all  right. I am thiukiiig ot going down ou the  steamer City of Seattle next trip, but I'hesitate to leave a .good job like this. I wtll  have lota to tell you when I go down. Yon  cau tell A. R. Johnston & Co, that all the  boys who got outfits from them had the  best on the road, for all the boys were loud  in their praise of the goods supplied by  Johnston St, Co. This is the reason why I  would like to return to Nanaimo so aB to  ������et my outfit from them. Your old friend  Mike King, of Victoria, went through here  to take a look at the-trail, and he will no  doubt tell you all about it. I have Been  Walter Thompson, but only .for a few minutes. He is not stuck on the'eountry or the  situation.  LATEST BY WIRE.  Relief Expedition'.���������The U. S.  relief expedition has sailed  for Skagway.  Maine Disvstfr.���������There is nothing  new, the investigation not being finished.  Friendly.���������French relations with  England are friendly. French are not at  Sakota.  Ontario Election.���������A special Feb.  23d, say defeat of present administration,  inevitable.  D Y 1N G.~Perry, M.P., for Prince  Edwards Island is���������Feb. 23d,���������-at the  point of death.  Address Adopted.���������In the local  parliament the time has been wasted  discussing the Address.  RoyaltyReductions.���������From Ottawa  comes the news that sweeping reductions  in Yukon royalties are to be made.  A BILL to amend Coal Mines Regulation Act by providing a penalty has been  introduced by the Minister of Mines.  Miss Frances Willard left at her  death an estate, which will pass to the  W.C.T.U., fund after life interests of her  secretary and sister-in-law have expired.  Arrested.���������The ponce arrested Friday at Nanaimo a man named Callons on  charge of robbing Mr. McKinnion of  $500.00 and a gold watch.  Another Road.���������An English Co.,  will build a railway :nto the Yukon from  Lynn Canal over White Pass, under  a charter granted some time ago. Work  to commence soon  , Zola.���������(Paris. Fcb.23d.) M. Zola was  found guilty on all counts, and sentenced  to imprisonment for one year and fined  3,000 francs. The publisher fined 3,000  francs and four months imprisonment.  Oyster River.���������The Alexander Ex  tetnion   Mine coal  will be shipped'from  I Oyster Bay in a short time,  the company  being  unable to  get a suitable site at  Nanaimo.    The cars will run so the work  men can live in Nanaimo.  " Epidemic���������The str.,Oregon arrived at  Departure1 Bay  from Skgway reports an  epidemic likely to result in  fearful loss of  life���������caused by wind from the mountains  Fifteen deaths had . taken  place "during  i he 24 hours befoie the  boat  left   there.  Sailed���������Strs. Australia and Noys left  Victona Monday for Dyea  \vi1h432  pas-  nengers including 108 soldiers.  ':< Steamer in  Distress���������Str   Mamie .  fiom ;be ii >rtli reppiu.passing..steamship-.,,  which ieseinble"3vdhe,leaving.' Vancouver^  a."few day:* ���������������;<o.t:   It was  on  :ire, blowing  . lirr *. h b  e and s'luiotin&r   rockets'.    Si*l-'  dVnh s>;ie made (or a sm i.-l   mtibo ir tak  ink; *..'������*% u her fl .tis.  O - W        J >   1  CITY COUNCIL.  '.The Council   met Feb. 21st.    All present but Aid.   Carthew.-  . Minutes of   last   meeting   were ' read,  adopted and signed.  ACCOUNTS.  Account of Mr. Leit,er for $42.50 laid  over. Kauck's bill for coal oil, $1.65  ordered paid. Gordon Murdock's bill for  $20.00 for gravelling street, ordered paid.  J. V. Davis' bill for repairing sidewalk  near Second street bridge, $8.00 ordered  paid. A. H. Peacey & Co.'s bill, $11.00  for books ordered paid. Bill of B. C.  Gazette, $14.00 for publishing Trades  Licence by-law ordered paid. Bill of  News, $1.50 for publishing call for tenders ordered paid. Bill of The News,  $20.00 for publishing Letters Patent,  referred to Incorporation Committee.  DEFERRED BUSINESS.  The question of taking over hydrants  was discussed and the Clerk instructed  to ascertain from Water'Works Co.,  time limit for purchase^also rent charges  if not purchased.  In accordance with notice, the date of  Council meeting was changed to the 2d,  and 4th Fridays of the month..  NOTICES.  Aid.. West wood gave notice of intention to bring-in a by-law that may be  cited as the City of Cumberland General  Municipal by-law.  Aid. Willard gave notice that he  intended to introduce a Public Moral  by-law"  Aid. Calnan gave notice of proposed  Sunday Observance by-law.  NEW BUSINESS.  It was moved by Aid. Calnan, seconded by Aid.   Willard   that   the Clerk see  the owner of  the City Hall and ask him  to paint and paper the same.   Carried.  The matter of procuring dog tax was  left to the Board of Works,  The Mayor appointed Aid. Willard as  a member   of the   Board   of Works,   in  place of Aid.   Carthew, absent   on leave.  The Board of Works was  empowered  to attend to the repair of street, corner of  Third street and Dunsmuir Ave.*- ~<        ��������� -\  The clerk   was -directed   to procure a-  bulletin   board   to be   put. in   City Hall  window.; - "   , '  Meeting adjourned to March 11.  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.  Union B C. Fa'.s 24th 1898.  We the undersigned Committee in charge  of tfce colleetiou iu aid 01 Edward Davis, a  miner, beg to report that we' collected'  $77.40, at the office, Nov. pay. This a-  mbuht was haaded to Mr. W. Mitohell who  acted as treasurer. He purchased a steerage  ticket from Mr. G. W. Clinton, Agent, from  Nanaimo to Liverpool, for f84. The a������l-  auce of amount was made up by sale of a  few household articles and private, contributions. Please excuse our neglect in hauding  in this report soener, and accept OHr thanks  for your kindness and assistance.  James Austin V  v Committee  William McCallen)  W. Mitchel, Treasurer  i-.vv'arde^'        ���������  .-ilghest liottors���������World** FWri  Gold Medal, Midwitttof V*te.  EAM  A Pare Grape Creara ol Tartar Powtfer.  40 YEARS THE StAlTOARW  ���������:.:M:."  (UK---  .4\  ���������ill  - ���������'*!  NOT SO ROSY,  Eldorado, Dec. 12, 1897.  Friend Dave, Union:  I  write to let  you   know I am   well,   antl   have  been  prospecting; but I never got   any  color. "  The   weather  got too   cold to stay in a '  tent, and now 1 am  working  for Pender r,  & Walkson at a dollar and a quarter an -  hour. , Some get   $1.50,   but a dollar   it.  the usual price.   There are lots of.work," '  but more men than jobs.    Dave, there ~;  are some very rich claims here and the  "gold   that   will   be   taken' out iwill; be,  astonishing.'  The greatest swindle evejr;,,  known ,is going  on^here.    It jsin'seUing^,  !"'V1 ainis which are. no, good.    They;Yake.li^���������:  crowd of men to   some, creek; stake'''pot1.' J"'  'claims, and then   sell their   right for so"  much, and  then if they can't, make -.that  go, sell outside.  Davie, the Yukon is a beautiful picture  outside, but its a hard country to those  who have so far to pack their'grub. And  it's so cold ! Weather 45 degrees below  zero last week���������was S2 below.in Dawson  The man who leaves a comfortable home  to work in here makes a BLUNDER. I  have seen all the Union boys and THINK  THEY WILL SOON BE BACK.  Harry Waugh. will leave on the 14th.  He is going to sell but his property  There is a good chance for a man ^ith  money. Hoping this finds you and family  in good health, I am truly,  John Bullock.  T    +1  " J.v.-VI  -* JP it  '"'M-l  -'  il  11  I  ?  ���������������.  m  I?.  I  ___^t, fn_' ��������� -  ���������vr.^m4r/*t-3Sf������  .--JSI {������������������'.  B? LAWRENCE C.  LTXCH.  (CONTINUED.)  Constance had loved Sybil Lainotte  as a sister; she thought and sorrowed  not a little over the strange freak Fate  had played with her friend's life, and  she .wondered often if Doctor Heath had  really lost all regard for her; she knew,  as -what-woman does not, that a -warm  ''regard had once existed; and she assured  herself that whether he had or not, was  a matter of no consequence to hex*. "She  had not the slightest ^iiiterest in Doctor  Heath," so she told Mrs. Aliston, and,  like him, she never sought nor avoided a  meeting.  It is singular, however, that a man  who possessed for her "not the slightest  interest" should so often present himself  . to heir thoughts, and certain it is that at  this period of our story, her mind had a  most provoking habit of running away  from a variety of subjects straight' to  Clifford Heath, M. D. But women at  best are strange creatures, and subject to  singular phenomena.  Mrs. Aliston just here experienced  , some dissatisfaction; Clifford Heath was  with 'her a favorite; Francis Lamotte  was her pet hatred. To see the favorite  made conspicuous by his absence, and  have his name, like that of a disinherited  daughter, tabooed from the family converse, while the obnoxious Francis, because of his provokingly good behavior,  made rapid strides into the good graces  of the .queen of the castle, would have  exasperated most good, maneuvering old  ladies, ��������� but Mrs. Aliston maneuvered  ' principally for her own comfort, so she  sighed a little, regretted the present state  of affairs in a resigned and becoming  manner, ceased to mention the name of  Doctor Heath-, and condescended to receive Francis graciously, after that young  - man. had made a .special call, during  which he saw only Mrs. Aliston, and  apologized amply and most humbly for  rhis unceremonious ejectment of that lady  in fa.vor of Constance, on the day when  the former undertook, "as gently a9 possible, '' to_ break to him the news of his  sister's fight.  To make an apology   gracefully ��������� is   in  itself, an art; and   this   art  Francis Lamotte was   skilled   in; indeed   but for a  - certain physical weakness, he. would have  been-an ornament,to the   diplomatic service.   Alas, that there   must always be a  "but" in the way of our moral complete-  '"ness,    our   physical   perfection   and our  . life's success. Days and weeks passed on,  and the household of Wardour   remained  in   utmost' quiet;    that   at     Mapleton,  shrouded in gloom and   sorrowful   seclusion.-, Mrs. Lamotte saw no one. Mr. La-  unotte went   out   only   to   look after his  v business interests.  When the copy of- Sybil's marriage cer  (.-���������'���������  ���������tificate came, Frank, like a loyal.knight,  came to Constance with the news, told  it with a sad countenance and in few  words, and went away soon and sorrowfully.   . ,  One day, not long after, Mrs. "Aliston  returned from the town where she had  spent four long hours in calling upon  the wives of the Episcopalian, the Unitarian and the Presbyterian .ministers,  for Mrs.' Aliston was a liberal soul, , and  hurled herself into Constance's favorite  sitting room, in a state of. unusual ex-_  citenient.  t    "Well, Con.," she panted, pulling hard  the while' at her   squeezed   glove,   "Fve  found it out;" and   she dropped into the  easiest, chair,   and' pulled   and   panted  'afresh. '       '  " '  !     Constance looked up from a rather uninteresting "Novel   with   a Moral," and  asked, as indifferently as possible::���������'-  "Wnat have you found out, auntie?"  "About Sybil."  ;     ���������������������������.' ������������������'���������..'  Constance laid down her book, and her  tone underwent a change.      '  j     "If it's, any thing   more   than   gossip,  I auntie, tell me quick."  "Oh, it isn't gossip;' at   least they all  'say it's true.   And as for gossip,   Con., I  tell you, you   have   done' something toward stopping, that." .������������������:���������"'���������  ���������    Con. laughed'like one who is conscious  ,pf her ..power.  f    "Yes, Indeed," rattled on Mrs. "Aliston.  ���������*'Mrs. Wo'oster   says,-and if she is a Uni-  ' tarian she is certainly' a   very  good and  'truthful woman, that ;sh'e has heard from  . -various.,ones   that   you... have openly declared   against., the ' handling  ."' of   poor  ISybil's n'ame among the people who have  called themselves her friend, and accepted  so often her ^mother's   hospitality.    And  she'said���������-these are her very  words, Con.  ' ���������'I was   delighted, ��������� dear'   Mrs.- Aliston,  ��������� for We all know that these gossip lovers,  every one of them, will deny themselves  the luxury. .-��������� of ��������� tearing Sybil to pieces,  knowing   that   she   has   a  champion in  ��������� Miss Wardour.'    So   much for influence,  .-Con.".    . '*.:    ���������:.  . "Bah!" . retorted Con.,. wise in her  generation., - -.'So much for money,, and  how.do I know that"I have not lost prest-.  ige" along with 'my diamonds. Auntie,  you have/lost-! .the thread ��������� of ���������your discourse; you always do."  "So you always tell me," laughed: the.  elderly chatterbox." "Wen, Con., they say  that;Sybii;has sacrificed herself."  -���������"Do they?" said.^Con., sarcastically;  "the wise heads/ I/hope that inclusion  'has not exhausted their -keen''intellects,  'whoever;'th'ey-' may /be. ; A\s';".ii the sacrifice were not patent oh the. face of the  thing." ���������..:!'���������  "-Con. you talk like a���������a stump orator."  "Do I?- Well,-I'm glad of it; it would  not be so bad to be '.a stump orator,' or  any. other sort of male animal, for the  older I grow the' more I' incline to the  belief that women are fools. But go on,  auntie^ I believe I get 'riled' every time  I hear Sybil's name. What else do 'they'  say?"   '���������        ���������'���������'������������������;��������� '      "������������������'.-'���������' "  [    "You don't deserve to be told, you are  [ so impatient; but   I   wiU   tell   you. this  "i once.   I was   about   to add that it seems  itj/o . be'an accepted fact that Sybil sacrificed  herself to save Evan from   some   sort   of  | exposure  and   disgrace.    And   they   say  | that   somo   of   those   rough   men  in   a  saloon threw the thing   in Evan's   teeth,  and that he replied in his odd way:���������  " 'Yes,   she   did   it   for my sake, jind  now the first gnan of you that' mentions  my sister's name in my hearing will go  under.-' You know they are afraid of  'Evan in his rages." ������  Constance opened her mouth impulsively, -hut she choked , back the words  that rushed forward for utterance, and  closing her lips tightly, sat staring  straight before her, a strange expression"  creeping into her face.  She seemed to hear anew Evan's words:  ."Do your part,'I will do mine.    I, Evan  Lamotte, worthless,    black   sheep, sot; 1  will find a; reason that   will not be questioned, and that will spare Sybil."  And he had found a reason. The black  sheep wns offered up a sacrifice. Evan  Lamotte had flung away hi& last rag of  resx)ectability for his sister's sake. Henceforth he woula appear in the eyes of the  people doubly blackened, doubly degraded,  the destroyer of hin sister's .happiness,  the blight upon her life, and yet, he Avas  innocent of this; he was a martyr; he the  ne'er-do-well, the inebriate.  Constance was strangely moved by  this self-sacrifice, coming from one who  was so morally weak; if it had been  Frank, but here her lip curled contemptuously; instinctively she knew that^such  self-sacrifice was not in Frank's nature,  any more than was such self-abandonment to weakness. Constance began to  wonder if Frank' and his parents knew  she truth. If they had permitted the  weakest shoulders to bear the burden;  or, if Evan had deceived them too, and  then she murmured, almost in the language of the tramp detective:���������  "It's a thing for time to unravel. It's  a play just begun. It's a hard, hard  knot."    '  And, then and there, she took Sybil  and Evan to her generous heart of hearts,  and mentaUy resolved to be their  champion and friend' to the uttermost,  while she would judge their parents and  their brother according as these dealt by  the unfortunates.'  It was many days before she saw Evan,  for, although in true woman fashion,  she longed to scold him first for so sacrificing himself, and praise him after for  liis generous true heartbdness, she knew  that lie would only be distressed by such  an interview, and would obey a summons  from her reluctantly if at all.  But. one day, just as'she was1 driving  hor ponies Out through the gates of Wardour Place, she saw a horseman riding  furiously up tlie road, and a nearer view  revealed Frank Lamotte's fine horse and  mounted by Evan.  His oyes wore flaming with excitement,  and there was a burning spot of red on  cither cheek as he reined up his horse  beside her, and Constance saw at a  glance that, again, he was perfectly sober.  . "Conny," he cried breathlessly, "it  has come." ;  _"What has come,1 Evan?"  '''The day we hoped for; wo have heard  from Sybil.'"'  "A letter! OhJ Evan, tell me all about  it.  streets of W���������, - bowing smilingly here  and there, as calm, serene, and elegant a  trio, to all outward seeming, as ever  passed before admiring eyes on velvet  cushions.  This act informed W��������� that Mrs. Lamotte was_ once more visible, and "at  home,'' and when a day or two later,  Constance and her aunt, in splendid  array, drove again into W���������.- calling here  and there,- and dropping upon each  hearthstone a bit of manna.. for family  digestion, the result .was what they intended it should be.  "Have you heard the news?"*'asks Mrs.  Hopkins, fashionable busybody, running  in for an informal call on Mrs. O'Meara,  who is warm-hearted and sensible, and  who listens to the babblings of Mrs.  Hopkins, -with a patience and benignity  worthy of a Spartan mother.  ' UN6! Well, I am dying to tell it, then.  Sybil Lamotte is coming back���������actually  coming back���������and that man with her;  and���������won't it be queer?' We shall have  him iri society, of course, for I am told,  from the best of sources, that the La-  mottes will accept him as Sybil's choice,  and make the best of him."  , my  mother,  whose lawyer husband is rich and independent, ��������� and does not count- fees. "As  for Sybil, she was always a favorite with  us; we shall be glad to have her back."  . "Yes, that's very well for you and Mr.  O'Meara, who are very exclusive, and go  out little, but we poor society people  will have to submit to the powers that  be. Constance Wardour, the Lamottes,  the Vandycks, have led us as they would,  and queer as it may. seem, the Lamottes  are backed up in this business of forcing  John Burrill upon us, by Constance, on  one hand, and the Vandycks, mother .and  son, on the other."  "And Mrs." Aliston?"  "Mrs. Aliston, of course. When did  she ever oppose Constance? It's making  a great furore, I can tell -you; but no  one is going to step  forward   and openly  oppose Constance and the Vandycks. I  for one am Sybil's staunch friend, and���������  well, as Constance says, 'let us take it  for granted that this bear of   Sybil's has  "But  we   need   not   accept   him  dear," comments   the   Spartan  "I can't, there is no time; only, Con.,,  it's your turn now. It's your time to  strike for Sybil. They are holding coun-^  oil over the letter, and can't decide,  whether the old gentleman shall go at  once and see Sybil; whether they shall  bring her back and swallow that Burrill;  for, it seems ho must bo swallowed, and  what society will think about it, are the  questions that they are agitating. Mother  says, that Sybil must ��������� and shall come  back; father says lie will go and see her;  and Frank���������" he broke off 'abruptly and  bent down to look, at his. saddle girth.  "And Frank; what does he say,  Evan?" ��������� ��������� "������������������' ,;  "Frank is a fool," snapped Evan  irrelevantly. "What he says is no matter;  only, Conny, now is your time, if you  will only have faith 'in what I say. You  are.out with your ponies; drive straight  to Mapleton, and don't mention me. You  will be.admitted to mother. Father' is.  there, and Frank; give them the least,  chance,, and they will ' tell you about  Sybil, and then you can manage the rest.  Tell them to bring her back, even with  that beastly incumbrance. They will  listen to you; they won't to me. If you  fail me here, then���������"  ..-  "Then your sacrifice goes for nothing.  Oh, Evan, did you think I would not  understand . that? You have . wronged  yourself for Sybil's sake. ���������' But you shall  have a tithe of your reward.. And, dear  boy, you should not have done this  thing; we might have found . .another  way."  ��������� "Nonsense, Conny! It was the only  way. And what is my life worth, or my.  reputation, either? It can't hurt a poor  ���������devil like-me.. .��������� Con., will you go?.'*' .:.  "I will go straight to Mapleton, Evan.  You shall see that I have faith in you. I  win- do just as you direct, and' all will  go well."  "Then I'm off. I stole Frank's horse.  I must get him back to avoid a row.  Thank you,''���������-..-Conny; you are a true  friend." ,..-        ....'.'  "Good-bye ,Evan..' Come to me with  all the news, or when you want help."  "I won't forget," wheeling his horse  .about; then, in a choking voice, "God  biess you, Conny," anda moment later,  he was away down- the' road, galloping  in a cloud of, dust.; ,.    .  Constance.followed in his wake, keeping - her ponie's at ;a' sober' pace.- ���������' ������������������ :��������� .....  ��������� ''X wonder 'how he found out these  things.. Poor boy !'���������' she murmured, half  aloud, "he is not one at their family  councils; of that I am sure. His father  has lost all patience with him; and yet,  lie knows all that is.going on. I wonder  how." , .      . ���������:    ��������� ������������������  If Evan Lamotte had heard this query,  and had chosen ��������� to answer it, he would  have said: "I watch and I listen."  he would never  then, too, it's so  you know, and  way,    s^ved him  marrying this ,man.  some good qualities,   or  have   won   her,'   a.nd,  romantic, about   Evan  how   Sybil,    in   some  from something, by  I never could get the right   end.    or any  end of that story, nor have I   found   any  one who knows   the   ] LiJn   facts.     Weli,  Mrs.. O'Meara, I must go; I   have   seven  more calls to   make,    and   I really   have  talked too long.'' '  "She'll lake him up fast enough,"  mused- Mrs. O'Meara, in solitude.  "T-lts&t's the way of society; they can't  oppose wealth and prestige, even when  prestige and wealth conunand themr to  fellowship with' a grizzly bear; rather  they will whitewash their bear,-and c-Jl  him a thing of beauty, and laugh in their  silken sleeves to .see'him dance."  It was quite true, .that' bombshell of  Mrs. Hopkin's���������Sybil'Lamotte was coming back. Mr. Lamotte went somewhere,  nobody could-name just the place, and  returned,- having done, nobody knew  precisely what;, and as the result of that  journey, so said W���������, SybiJ and John  Burrill were coming soon, to breast the  waves ���������of'; public opinion, and take up  their abode in Mapleton.  When this fact became well established,  tongues; wagged briskly; some were sorry;  some were glad;. some ' eager for the  adveruvof -.theill-assorted .pair.-'  Tjieisorriestbnepfall was unhappy Ray  Vandyck, who realized how hard a task  would devolve upon him ;.;and the gladdest of the glad was poor. Evan, who  celebrated his rejoicing with ' one of the  .wildest and most protracted of all his  sprees.  Constance had .won SybU's battle. In  ���������accordance with the hint given by" Dr."  Heath, Raymond Vandyck had called at  Wardour Place, and the result of that  call was patent to the eyes of all W���������.  Ray, the rejected, had gone over to the  support of his lost love and taken his  mother with him. :  At last they came, after the nine days'  talk had subsided, af ter. W������������������ had become  accustomed to the idea, quiet, unostentatiously. Before their arrival had become  known, they were established at Mapleton. .���������'-.-..  Everybody admitted. that they displayed,  good taste and judgment in the manner  of their home coming, but when, except  in .the case of this horrible choice ' of  Sybil's, did not the Lamottes .display  good taste. People said "The Lamottes,"  without so .much as recognizing the existence of poor Evan.  Meantime the days were numbering  themselves. It was June when Sybil Lamotte fled away with her Bear. ��������� It is  September, before they return; during  these three months Constance has heard  from Detective Belknap. He is always  afar off, always on the track of her robbers, and she reads his reports, honors  his drafts for "expense 'money," and  troubles her head no more about the  "Wardour- robbery" or the "Wardour diamonds."  , Of Detective Bathurst there came  never a word or sign, either to the heiress  or to Doctor Heath.    _ ���������/  But it is time to introduce our Bear. ;  the broad curve which sweeps up to the  mansion, and away from the river, along  which the road winds.  In the old days, when Sybil Lamotte  and Constance Wardour found excellent  reasons for meeting and chatting to-  ��������� gether, at least once in every twenty-four  hours, this fair river was a source of  alternate pleasure and annoyance to  them. Of pleasure, when the days were  fair, and Sybil and Frank could pull  their boat up stream, and land at the  grassy slope in the rear * of Wardour  Place, where, often, they found Constance  and a gay '/.party awaiting' them. Or,  when Constance could drift down stream"  w"ith scarcely the stroke' of an oar necessary, until she came opposite "the hill,"  as Mapleton was often called. Of annoyance; when winds blew cold and rough,  and the waters of the river turned black  and angry, and surged high between its  banks. Then the two young ladies voted  the iron bridge "the coldest place possible, '' and wished that no dark, wintry  river flowed between them.   .  The river is very calm to-day, however;  it is flowing gently, murmuring softly,  and gleaming silver and blue, beneath a  soft September sun. Away down',- where  the factories stand, and the great wheels  turn, it loses its blue and silver, flowing  under that ever moving, never lifting  curtain of smoke, that darkens'and dims  the skies themselves, and gives to the  sun's face the look of a disreputable  celestial tramp.  It's always gray, "down at the factories, '' and why .not? What - need have the  toilers, there for sunlight? .They have  work and sleep.  There is nothing gray or dreary about  Mapleton, as-we.enter there and survey  the inmates who, just now, are loitering  about the lunch table. Nothing gray, if  we except a' few silver threads hi-the  hair of Mrs. Lamotte; nothing"' dreary,  unless it may be a look which, now and  then, and- only for ariilnstdnt, creeps into  the eyes of Mrs. John Burrill..  They sit about the lunch table���������all but  Sybil. She has arisen, and reseated herr  self in a great .easy ��������� chair, ,. which seems  to swallow" up her light :form, and  renders her quite invisible to all at the  table, save Eyanj who, from time to  time, glances furtively across at her.  There may be dissension in this family,  but they look the   embodiment  bred ease and serene contentment  ( TO BE CON rrNUED.)  EXTREME NERVOUSNESS  FREQUEtfTLr BRINGS ITS VICTIM  TO THE VERGE OF INSANITY.  of liigh-  Lady  English  grown until  A Female MhuiicIkihscii.  Middelfcon    has    written   for an  ���������magazine   an   account of some  remarkable recoveries   of   lost   property,  says the New York Journal,  Jn one case  a valuable ring was   lost.    Years   afterward, when   a   floor   was   removed, the  jewel was found wedged tightly   around  the neck of the skeleton of a mouse. . The"  ring had fallen through a   crack    in the  flooi*, and the mouse, "half-grown  at the*  time, had   thrust   its   head into it, had  thus been caught and   had  it was strangled.  Another case: A gentleman shot and  wounded a sand nipo*, which, fluttering  across a pond, was seized and devoured  by a pike. That afternoon . the sportsman's brother, while fishing in the  pond, caught a piko in whose stomach  was found  the identical sand pipei;.''  Another case: A laxly who was visiting a relative lost a ring. Six years  after, while visiting the same person,  then living in a far distant locality, she  slipped her hand thoughtlessly in a.recess of the chair' she was. sitting in and  found the missing ring.  Another case: A lady supped at a  royal ball, and one. of the golden spoons  lodged, xinkuown to her, in one of the  pockets formed by the plaits on the front  of her dress. The following year, in presentation to the Queen;-, she wore the  same gown. As she bent -.in courtesy ihg.  the plait opened and out fell the missing,  spoon at her sovereign's feet.'  The Case or a. Young: Lady in Smitii������ft\Falls  Who Suffered Severely���������Given Up by Two  . k'TD'octors���������Dr. "Williams* Pinlt JPills H������y������"  Restored Her Health.  From,the Smith's Faiis=Ne"w^ >J.  Many cases ha've'beeh reported  of how  invalids who l.ad suffered t for.years and  whose case had   been   given   up   by the  attending   physician, have  been restored,  to health   and   vigor   through that now, ,  world-famed   medicine.    Dr.     Williams'   ���������  Pink Pills, but we doubt if   there is one  more startling or more   convincing than  that of   Miss    Elizabeth    Minshull, who  resides , with   her   brother,    Mr..    Thos.  Minshull, of this town,   an employee in  Frost,& Wood's Agricultural W*rks.  The  News heard of this remarkable oase, and  meeting Mr. Minshull asked him f if the'4  story was correct.    He   replied : J*All    I  ... ��������� i.     ���������  . r s i ���������*���������  know is that my   sister   had   been given  up as incurable by two  physicians.    She ���������  is now well enough, to do   any-. kind of *-  housework and can go   and   cofoe as she -  pleises, and   this   change   has, it is my  honest conviction., been   brought" about  t'by- the use of Dr; 'Williams'-'Pink P'illsi "'V  Mr. Minshull then related- the   following l  story to the New_|-f "My,sister is   twenty  years of age.    She came to Canada from  England about tori years ago, and resided-  with a Baptistminister, Rev.   Mr Cody,  at Sorel, Que.    In   April,    of    1896,' she .  took'.i.ll and gradually"> grew worse.    She  was .under,.-a   lqcai physician's   care for  over five months:    The   doctor said that  she was suffering from a complication of  nervous diseases, -' and  -that   ho could do ,  little for her.    The minister with   whom  she lived then wrote   me   of   my sister's  state of health, * and    I   had her come to  Smith's Falls, in the hope that a change  and'rest would-do her good.    When    she  arrived here she was in a very weak state  -  and a local   physician   was  'palled  in to"  see her.    He attended her for some timei  but with poor results, and'   finally   ack-���������  nowledged that tho case was   one   which  ad I  3t;|  CHAPTER XIV.  CHAPTER XLTI.  Miss Wardour, being Miss Wardour,  was apt .to succeed in most things, and  it is fair to suppose' that her visit to  Mapleton, in' the character of intercessor  for the erring Sybil, was not a fruitless  one. Certainly, it was not barren of , results. .;  On the day' following the caU from  Constance, Mrs. Lamotte came forth  from her seclusion; her carriage bore her  out from the gates of Mapleton, and  straight to Wardour Place. Here she took  up the heiress and Mrs. Aliston, and the  three   drove  ostentatiously   through   the  ��������� Mapleton stands high on an eminence,  which may have arisen expressly to hold,  and to exhibit, the splendid ediflee  erected thereon by Mr. Jasper Lamotte.  It is the only hill within sight on that  side of the river, and renders Mapleton a  most conspicuous as well as most beautiful abiding place. .  In front of the dwelling and its ground  flows the river, broad and glittering in  the sunshine, on this day of whioh. I  write.' In the rear' stretches a grove, large  enough to be termed "the grove" by the  people of W���������; and dense ��������������������������� enough for  .Robin Hood and his merry--men to find  comfort in, for Jasper Lamotte' has  chosen to let it remain en haturale,-'since-  it first came into his possession.  To reach Mapleton from Wardour  Place one must drive directly to the center of W���������, turn eastward, then cross a  handsome new iron bridge, and go southward a short distance, coming   finally to  Sho Got. ir.  ' The hostess was thinking of the   .compliments she would.be sure   to   hear;-; by  the beverage which,  she   was,v nrep'&ihg  when she discovered that 'some--necessary;  ingredients/ were   missing.' ; A?, colored-  woman who had been   employed;, onlylaf  few days before, was called to-the rescue,;?  "Hannah," said the hostess, "can yo^u;  do an errand.for me in a hurry?"     ..  "Yes'm."' .'��������� V.'!;-:' ":;;;' '���������',;���������������������������;':'  "Can I depend on you?'.'    ���������;���������'-��������� -.'    :'r"    :.  "Yes'm."   -.   . 'r.-'V-'-- *:.-.: _���������;���������'[���������.;'.- 'j;  . "I am afraid .most of the groceries .will.  be closed at this   ho\ir,   but   I'want-you  to go after some lime juice, and'see'that  you don't come back without it"   .-  The colored woman hurried away    An  hour   passed,    a,nd   she did   not return.  Guests began to arrive, but there was no  trace ot the messenger. At last she came.  "Did you get it?" asked hermlatreas   '  "Yes'm���������dat is, , I   come ez close to it  ez I could   I didn't bother 'bout no groceries, cazo I knowed 'twould be wastin'  time"'  "Where did you go?" ���������  "I went straight to de limekiln I  found de watchman dar, an he said he  didn't reckon dar was no lime juice  round de place So I made him gimme  dis chunk, an I reckons de bes' t'ing  foh me ter do is ter hurry - right along  and put watah on it so's - ter' -soak " de  juice out"^-T-Detroit Free Press ,.-  one  he could"do very little for. My sister had  by this time become   a   pitiable   objeot  the slightest noise   would   disturb   her,  and the slightest exertion    would almost'\  make her insane.    It   Required, someone ���������  to be with her at   all- times,    and often;,  after a fit   of   extreme   norvousness ,she  would become   unconscious   and remain  in that state   foi* hourk    When   I   wen*  home I had to -take ..my boots off at the  door-step'so as not to disturb her.   When  the doctor told me he   could   do nothing  for her, I consulted   with   my wife, who J  had great   faith   in Dr.    Williams' Pink"'  Pills, asVshe kiiew of-^overal liaises where  they had worked wonuerful..cures, and I  concluded it would   do   no  "harm   to try  them anyway, and   mentioned {the   fact  to the doctor.   The doctor,did no*;oppose  their   use,    but   said' he   thought   they  might do her good, as they were; certain- *  ly a good medicine. In September of last  year   she. began. ;-:'to   use   the-Pills, and  be'fbre   ^fiwo .boxes   had   been' used; she  "began to shqjiv  ^igns   of   improvement.  She has'- continued their use ^sihee and is  to-day a living testimony of the curative  :power of Dr.^William's Pink Pills.''/Mr.  .���������Minshull 'h'al no hesitation   in sounding  ithe:;praises of' a remedy that has  worked *  .'such a change in/the health   of-his sister  ;and   cheerfully ..gave   the   "News"'the.'  iabqve partioularsj., and wheta asked to do  so-most^illihgly/ signed 'the - following  ��������� declaration'.-t^ ! ."���������;_! . ..,.,,'/   ,'"'.'  ���������-  "    ;    /iSmith's^Falls, Sept.- 11th, 1897. '  ��������� ��������� ��������� I   hereby/make   declaration that the/  statements in above as   to  the condition /  of my sister,' and. the benefit, she received  from the use of Dr. Williams' Pink' Pilla  are-absolutely correct. , .-.'''  .THOS.   MINSHULL.  Witness, J. H.' ROSS,  r.  i/  The Snapdrajon: Catchfly.  Some   plants-���������the   catohflies,    for e x-  ample���������have their steins and  leaves covered with   sticky   hairs   that   catch and  hold intruders before they   can reach the  blossoms.    Next   time   you   are   in the  country look for the   snapdragon   catch-  fly.   You will find it in almost any field  or roadside $,t the beginning of summer.  It is not at all   a   showy plant���������in fact,  it is rather  weedy looking.    Its   flowers  are small and   white,    opening   at  dusk  and closing in the daytime.  The curious  thing about   it.   is   that   there is a dark  brown sticky band around 'the stems between each two of the upper joints. Here  may be seen Sticking small   particles   of  sand and sometimes tiny insects   caught  in the act   of   trying   to   rob the plant.  Some botanists think   that   these plants  with sticky hairs   that   catch  insects in  self-defense are a connecting link between  ordinary plants and insect feeders,    such  as the sundew and the Venus    flytrap.-  .   ���������   More Useful. ,  An intrepid courage -is at,--best hut a  holiday-kind of virtue, to be; seldom ex  ercised, and.������never..-but in ?!������ases of necefl.  sity. . Affability,. mildness, tenderness  and a word which I'_ Would fain bring  back to its original sighifi(Jfatibn of virtue, I mean goqd-natu������e^ ;<are:pt 'daily  use; they.are the bread''��������� or maifcSindsVand  staff of life. /���������" '"..''T T";.������������������:~ ;"-  Miiiard's Liniment Cures Distem_$ry!-.V'  '������������������ \i ���������  as  A Necessary Measurement.-,  "I want to buy a cane,"   she   said  She tripped into the store.  "For a young man,' I suppose?" asked  th polite clerk. , '  "Yes." .     ,     '  "Did you bring his measure?"  '.'His measure?   I didn't know   that a  man had to be measured for a cane."  "Well, we ought   to   have   the size of  his mouth."  RHEUMATIC   SLAVES  Are Beins: Freed by tho Thousands Under  the Keiii{rn Influence of South American  Khouuiutlc Cure.  "I was, a slave to Rheumatism'in 'a Very ac*uta  form for over a year. I could not attend to  business. The pains in my limbs were luu-use.  I tried South American Rheumatic Cure. A i ter  using- one bottle I was so greatly benefitted I  continued using: it, and to-day after iishif..- nuly  three bottles, I am perfectly well." F. G. Cole  Grain Merchant, Flesherton, Ont. '��������� ag'--^<MT3-ffii^ffifi^rt������^  arwr'Wni  rwinTTf-iTr-VnirK^Tjaia  T^  I   I  I;  ������:���������  .'*������������������  I  1^  -J  ���������5;!  PERSONAL CHATS.  HOW TO CARE' FOR CLOTHING.    ���������/:  Benjamin Paris ' Hamilton, '&'$������: -driving at Springvale, Me., is one of the  four living descendants of General Joseph "Warren, .'the hero of Bunker Hill..  George Nathaniel Curzon, who_mar-  ried Miss Leiter of Washington,'had the  honor of initiating the king of Siam into the mysteries of the house of commons during the latter's stay in London.  Particles of the glass from an incandescent light , bulb which collapsed entered the eyes of Mrs. JR. D. Hookins,  wife of a supreme court clerk of Bismarck, JST. D., and destroyed her sight.  Bev. Dr. Henry M. Field, 70 years  pf age, is still doing active duty as editor of the New York Evangelist, being  ' able to work a dozen hours a day. Df.  - Field is of' the same family as Judge  Field of the United States supreme  oourt. \   , t  Governor Pingree of Michigan delivered an address- of welcome tho other  day at the annual convention of 'the  Concatenated Order of Hoo Hoos at De-  * troit, after an' introduction by the presiding officer, the grand mark of" the  universe. , -. .  Mme. Louise Bliagi, for  25 years a  .famous soprano in  Budapest, has-; her  portrait on.' the new 1,000 florin' notes  of the   Austria-Hungarian   bank.     A  ��������� night's singing used to be worth more  ' to her than the face,value of one. of  ', these notes. ��������� \ v ���������  George Peacock, a gravedigger at  Gillingham in' Kent, England, who  died recently, had' buried over 12,000  .persons in the 37 years that he held his  position. < His. father and grandfather  had held the place before him and his  son succeeds him.  Captain Francis Martin, who lives in  Detroit, is the oldest retired naval officer in the United States. He.was ��������� born  in the city of New York in 1800 and  carries -his -97 years-well. Every summer he visits.Staten.Island, where he  .generally spends a month or two.  Brigands in the Roman Gampagna'  ���������have no luck. They held fup Prince  Francesco B'orghese,' duke of Bomarzo,  *rid his agent recently, but the two had  ���������only $7 between them.-- Two.years ago,,  when the,Duke of Sax-e-Meiningen was  robbed, he had jusf $10 on his person.!  People often wonder where, Mr. Pineiro picks up tlie qu^er name's and titles  which adorn his plays. The mystery  lias now been ' solved.*'" The ' dramatist  himself has confessed he looks- for them  among the tombstones. It was in some  ���������Id churchyard that the ."Second Mrs.  Tanqueray" was dug up.-  James Rood Doolittle, who died recently, was one of the 19 senators of the  United States who, voted'not' guilty at  -the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, nearly 30 years ago." The vote stood :  Guilty, 35; not guilty, 19. As a two-  third vote was needed "tooohvici the  impeachment proceedings failed by one  vote. ;; '���������������������������;--.  Although President Faure's life has  several times been' attempted, he declined to permit any members of the French  police or Parisian-detective force to accompany him to St. Petersburg, declaring that it would constitute a slur upon,  the hospitality of the Muscovite nation.  Emperor William, during his stay in  the Russian capital . a fortnight previously, was guarded'by a perfect horde  ������f Berlin police officers.)'/ //v ,-.  Th* Art  of Keepinjr  Clothiujr  Kresh and  " fell ape ly.  /When' a lady takes a heavy dress off,  she should shake the., skirt lightly, pass a  brush through its silk ruffles and remove,  every particle, 6'f dust from both material ahd-,-trimmjhgs. It is then slipped  o.ver'a wire racK to prevent limpness in  ���������hanging, a'big violet..sachet is suspended  inside iuid the hole enveloped in a long,  loose*,, white'cottan^'baei that draws up  with strings, and keeps it; clean*, crisp'  and perfumed for future 'Use.: As" to'-the  waist of frocks, have.'roomy pasteboard  boxes for every one of them, lined with  cotton bat true -that'- has been liberally  sprinkled wfcih sachet powder and incased  in pink or blue' muslin. Ar slip pasted)  on the end, shows which bodice is in the |  box,' and consequently there" is -never tl|o  least confusion. '        ( .  After brushing-a waist lay it at'full  length, pull out its - bows, pass the lace  "through the fingers and smooth every  inch ot ribbon. Next stuff the sleeves  and shoulders with tissue paper, crushed  lightly, to hold. the garment in good  shape. Unless you have tried this scheme  you have no idea how it preserves the  ' fine lines and freshness of basque or jacket. Another important rule is never to  ���������"put a bodico away with a tarnished neck  ruche or stained shields. One is always  less hurried, when disrobing than dressing, and it is impossible to infuse clothing with that delicious subtle* fragrance  ^every woman covets.unless sho is fastidiously dainty in these details. .After every  . two; or three wearings"1 wash' the'shields'  in warm' water, 'clouded with ammonia,  dry-them, in the sun, and they will last  for years.        .,{ - , *  - ,   > -'������'  Never take off a pair of boot������ without  .immediately lacing or buttoning' them-  on their trees and rubbing''them thor-.  oughly with a soft flannel .cloth. Treated  thus shoes will wear six months longer  than' ordinarily and are always shapely  and prightly polished.' Use cast off evening gloves to protect the toes; of patent  leathers. By cutting off the fingers' and  slipping the suede up over the foot of  the shoes.they are protected from sudden changes' of temperature and dust,  both of which cause them to crack bad-,,  ly. French women preserve the ��������� forms of  their slippers .by binding a strip of  whalebone to fit in heels and toes and  spring in the center; an easy, inexpensive contrivance, and when used the  slipper never loses its narrowness of out-,  line. :���������>'       '  Bonnets and ' hats/- should rest upon  upright wooden, pegs, with flat faring  tops that hold them-, firmly 'and are not  so apt to allow, crushing- as,.when they  are kept in boxes -"��������� Immediately one is  taken off dust with a soft velvet brush,,  smarten the trimmings, -between ,- the  fingers,,straighten and. roll* the strings'  in smooth, -tignt .wads,', so -when- unpinned "again they are fresh and free of  wrinkles. Vyith paste and scissors make  huge tissue papep caps, to sit over*hats  that are big,enough not to touoh them  and yet exclude flying dust.'-.   ".  givin  , guess  -tr-r  FAMOUS  BATTLES.  The battle,,, of Gerro Gordo5 took its  name from ainouhtain'pass'of- Mexico  40 miles northwest of - Vera. Cruz. / ,  The Shipka passes,' where terrible  conflicts took-place between the, Russians and the Turks, are in'the central  Balkans, west of Schumba.. ",,'"'"'  The village of Naseby gave its name  to  the great'victory won by the troops,  cf the parliament over. Charles I.,.*- It is  situated in Northamptonshire, 12'miles  northwest of ..Northampton.  Gettysburg, where tihe tide,.of southern invasion was  stopped, is in  southwestern  Pennsylvania, 36  miles  ffonvl  -Harrisburg.    The  cannonading at Gettysburg during  the three days'   battle. I  was distinctly heard in Washington.  Sedan, where Emperor. Napoleon HI  ���������surrendered himself and his army to  /tho Germans'; is a small, fortified town  of tho French department of Ardennes,  j:J0 miles northeast of. ..Paris, it is famous for having been the place where the  sedan chair .-was/invented an,d,first used.  The-battle of Boswortb, where Richard III lost his life, was fought at a:  li.'ilo hamlet of the .same name .12.  miles west of .Leicester. On the Mil*  over the town,' now called' Grown -''hill,;  a monument marks ������he spot where the  crown of Richard was-placed, on the.  head of Henry. ���������",,.���������.,  The battle of Plassey took its name  from the town in the presidency of Bengal where Lord Clive, with 900 Europeans and 2,000 sepoys,, defeated an Indian army of 40,000" infantry, 15,000  oavalry and 50 pieGes of artillery, ^d  thus established the English rule in India. It was in some respects the most  notable victory ever won on any field.,-���������  St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  ������_. What Ten Dollars a Week Will Do,  In the Ladies' Home Journal Mrs S  , T Borer shows that a family of two with  one servant can live well on an expenditure Of eight dollars a week ,vfor food .in  '. Philadelphia (ipd tHfc East, six dollars  in the South' and ten dollars in New  England. These figures, she says, cover  milk,* flour, meat and marketing, as  well as groceries, and are based upon the  presumption ./that the. woman of -the  family is a. practical housekeeper; "Last  summer," .Mrs Rorer writes,"I was  superintending very closely and carefully  my ;own nousehold, which numbered "at  the time eight persons, and without the  slightest difficulty I arranged an exceedingly attractive table with an expendi-  ��������� ture of only ten dollars per week, and  this covered everything used on the  table, three meals a day. -To do this I  purchased beef by the loin, taking out  the fillet, using it as a roast one day for  dinner; made stock from the bones and  rough pieces, quite . enough to1 last for  half the week. The back was taken off  and cut into steaks, and. the; tough lean  end divided, one' portion .being used'!, for  Hamburg steaks and the/other for a  brown stew with vegetables. ' From thia  one. Join, which cost one dollar and  seventy-five cents, I had sufficient sto'ck  for three days, and meat for four din-,  ners, freshly.cooked for each/meal, roak-i  ing an average cost of^'fo'rty-foiif cents,  a meal.", / /.*.;��������� . ��������� ;  ���������.. Mrs.__ Rorer also state.s   fhat   a   family  of. six, "with ;two servants,' "'can'iive quite',  well with.ari   expenditure   forf the table  of fourteen dollars, a-week. Where people'  have sufficient means to live as the world  calls"well, hufc^hich,*_. from.-. a,   hygienic  standpoint,,is   realiy 'bad,   five-hundred  dollars a year is a very liberal allowance.  On this, in]   winter,   you   may   have an  occasional jjdish   of   terrapin,,; providing  you use thar   'fresh   water';'' pdultry,   at'  ltfast twice'a week,   an   entree now and  then, oysters and the-more   dainty varie-  . ties of fish.  The dinner may be served in  three or   four   courses.    Breakfast   may  consist of a fruit, a cereal, eggs or chop,  muffins   and   coffee; luncheon,    a   little  entree, some well-cooked vegetables, and,  perhaps,a water muffin toasted,or a little  'fruit with a   light   cake; the   dinner,   a  soup, a   meat   with    two   vegetables,  a  salad with   wafers   and   cheese, a   light  dessert and coffee.    Now   and'   then you  .may put in a. little entree   following the  soup."  Gratitude.  ;  Mr.   Skinflint   (to   stranger   who has  saved   him   from   drowning)-r-.My dear,  good^jfriend I'll never forget you as   Ion  as I live!    Come up to   my shop and get  W~~W ~W~WT~W   ^     (������/   i)/   ir   i$y   i>y   (if ������"  WILL HAWKIN'S WIFE. ^  JOE LINCOLN". ��������� - '    (m  ^f'ILLHA.WKIN'S. wife's' a fwor-ker," il'm willin' ���������  ah' free to say,   '-..���������. ,    m  .   There ain't no kziness in her, she's hustlin'  ', ''v.     night an' day, ' (j������)  ^An'^tellinf-yer Jest .the truth on't, an'  Old Nick his due,  There may; 'be thriftier wcfmen,������ but I  <       . _ they're mighty few.      <   :    "���������'���������  |)      Her house is- as-' clean as a whistle, there's nai_y a speck nor crumb,,  .     , An,' sheld a-been jest perfection if only1 they'd made her dumb;  ���������x      But her tongue's'got'more rough aiges^thaa-a .rake-tooth, cross-  r cut sa^y,' ��������� '    . ,,  An' she rasj_3s yer ali to thunder.whenever she starts her jaw.  We've been'there a-visitin' lately, Mary��������� my wife*-���������and me,    -'  ^      Stayed there a fortnight, I reckon, an"1 it'made us'sick to see  ^     The way she'd light on William for the littlest, triflin' things,  An' the kinder talk she give him is, the kind that sticks and stings. ,  i>)     An' him, good land! he dasn't tell folks his soul's his own, :  An' he answers her awful humble, in the meekest kind of, a tone,  jv      I sez to him, "Have some gumption,"but he only sez, "Gee whiz!  ' I'reckon you 'ne'ver'se'e her when her dander'd reely riz."  D     But say, one night���������oh,Jordy 1    I ain't got over it yit���������  Will started away with a pitcher, intendin' to go an' git.  \     Some cider they had in the cellar, but his foot ketched unawares,  , An' away went Will an' the crock'ry to the   foot   of the   cellar  ""'stairs'���������1      "'"   ""'/''      '"       - -    ������,  !>     Bumpety-crash-telarrup ! wonder he wa'n't killed_.dead;  ��������� ���������; -But his wife she thought -of the pitoher,an' jaot of, the old man's  i)     '.''-   head. '".    .,....-���������,���������,.  "Did yer break the pitcher, yer looney ?" she hollered to  him,  '' ' '.; *   just so,". ,*.,-...   .,_ " '  ' - An' William riz up, b'ilin', and he fairly screeched-out "No/"  .  ' ^ "' ������������������.i    i '. j - \:  )      "It ain't,hurt. nary, an atom, it ain't got even a,crack,  But you'd think of a tenfeent pitcher if I.broke my tarnal back ;  .      Your blamed old jug is solid, but now I'll settle its' hash"���������  An' he up with the thing-, by ginger, an' busted it all" to smash.  Well, wa'n't that woman-a picter, her mouth was.as big as a cup,  )     But before she could get'it to' workin',   Will   sings  out,   "Yew  shet up!" \ ],���������������������������:  I     An' I reckon yer won't believe it, but I wish ' that   I  might  be  hung '  If the rest of that,blessed .evenin' she didn't jest hold her. tongue.  i   v r     ;   .'{   -.,������������������-!?' ' ' .  ;     COM MAN DER jIN  INDIA.  General W^hite's X.onff.and Honorable Career In .the British. Army.  Sir George Stuart-White,?,tho commander in chief, of the British army in India  and the��������� marj to whdin; England' has ih^  bru'sted'the'task'ot subduing the moist serious rebellion which has'occurred within  the .empire'for many-years,' is-a-man who  has won his^onqrslalje in life.,,. He, has  been in the army for nearly 4*5 years, and-  for more than two-thirds' "bf that'time he"  served in.obscure foreign^sfcafcions--,  His first commission? **h'|<rJi'We_?woh in  ���������18p3���������,wa^ that of an ensign; and  it  took  hiin ten year^ to reach the/ran;teof.cap;{iayii.0  It was teh yetes more.^[Jbrgfbte he.became aT  regimental major.    Along���������intfi'<S..ei'~LAS-;:"Ti*  The size of the fish stories this yearin-  dioates that the campaign lie will be coming along' presontly with the determination  to break the record.���������Baltimore American.  ���������'-,.".Now let,cotton knock the ball over the  fence," says a New England paper. /Not  now.; * Cotton is now, in the field,' you see,  and will be batting later on.���������Galveston  News. , ' -   '.j    <  Probably Paul Revere'wouldhave been  staggered had he anticipated that Boston  ���������\fcould one day pay ������240,000 for a site for  'B-schbolhG^se/jbo-be named in his honor.���������^  Boston Herald.  A oelebrated musician  plays' Kipling's  "Vampire" on the violin.    This  is  eminently appropriate.   A violin's merely a  ���������"Dbard" and^Pbow and a hank of hair.���������At-  lantiiGonstitution.  however, his ability and valor bej^nita'&ivJ/AiJschems i.sion foot in New. York to pu  ��������� reoognized, aiid  since?; then/h.e has.._,been  .'rapidi_?jrjadvanc&d, until/fciw:he'--: is)iiif.su,j-  preme 'command of 325,000 trob'ps,:75_i000 .  of whom are British regulars. , All Eng-:  land looks to him to save for the crown'the  imperial  province.    He is,  in  fact, very  much in the public eye, and can well af-;  ford to forget the long years when Jus was  merely an unknown  name on  the army  roll. ��������� :v--:'-.%-   /;.;���������/;.  :^,;:.^.  In the meantime, however, he, has seen  lots. of hard. service and  some excitirig  campaigning.    He won vhis fe G/Bl on  the battlefield,   being knighted in :1889_;,  Although   an   Irishman  by descent,  he  do  rify Coney 'Island. The only way to  tftajfr^VpukT1 be to knock the props from  unjier it an'd let it soak in the ocean for a  few years rind then leave it submerged.���������  Denver Post.,���������/,.....  At the request of the president of Honduras the president of Guatemala has, exiled a former Honduras official whovwas  suspected of plotting a revolution. Evidently there is a presidents' trust "in Central Amerioa.���������Buffalo Express.  Now that Stephen Crane, Richard Harding Davis, John Hay, Bret Harfce, Henry  James.and Harold Frederic are all settled  across the Atlantic, The Chap Book is perhaps justified in observing that the liter-  vary center of America is London.���������Spring-  ��������� field Republican.  /PERT PERSONALS.  w  jSENEttAX SIR GKOHGE STUART WHITE. ,   ���������'  lerved *most of his time as major is aj  Bcotch regiment, having boon attached'  'for many yours to the famous'Ninety--������eo-  ond regiment, now known as the Second  Battalion Gordon highlnndors. In 1879  lie was on the staff of Lord Ripon, viceroy  of India, at Calcutta, as military secretary.  He resigned his pose when the second Afghan war broke out and went to the front  with his regiment, winning distinction in  several fierce, engagements. ��������� i  In tho march from Kabul to Kandahar  for the relief of General Primrose White  led the van with his highland'ors, beat  back the Paythans, captured their strongholds and cleared the way for the rest of  the brigade. For that day's work'he'was  given the brevet bf lieutenant colonel, a  C. B. and that'decoration. which the Brit-  some nice, clean, dry clothes.  I'll let you   ish.soldier most prizes, the Victoriarcross.  have-them '     --     '-���������'*���������    ' "       ! * Ci-���������J-U-J- ��������� J :- r''���������-'* ~--j :- r------  4on Fun.  as cheap  ���������M- ���������*- -a  as   any body.-f-Lon-  .Recrnitine: liritish Soldiers. ,.  .. The .London Chronicle, -.-under the  'caption /'Is This Conscription?^' reports  a sp'eech' made by Solicitor-General  Finlay, in which, xirging the necessity  for.an;-increase in' the' army, 'he said it  might-, be necessary to resort to the ballot  so that a oertain proportion of the ..citizens might be required to serve in the  militia. .  ..Aftei* that he served in JSgypt-and-ih Bur:  ma, idoing   signal ^service' in  '(poth':_ca'iii-'  paigns and winning more honors and l6n<|'  delayed promotion.   From 1889 t6.'1893 ha.'  commanded  the division at Quetta,.that  great garrison on the Afghan frontier;.   " .,  CURRENT GPMM,ENT*. ���������'  we mistake not, the work on the census of  3.880 fs all done.-^-Kansas City Journal*.' '���������' :;  Dr. Jameson has returned to South Africa, but is exercising great care not to  walk on any Transvaal grass.���������.Cleveland  .ILeacfer. .,.:���������. . .-./���������/  the absence of other arrangements  fgror William could do well, by forming  an alliance with his subjeots/.-^-Milwaukee  Sentinel.,' '.������������������������������������'���������.''������������������";���������'������������������ .'. .-r  . /tT7.   ���������������������������'.   '���������*���������������������������       ���������  ������������������ ..- *-   ...   ���������  - Papa Kipling is now promenading o'  nights with a gag, a groan and a yank of  hair. But that is another story.���������New  York Press. ,���������  M. Faure has escaped several bombs recently without  having to pay a cent for  clerk  hire.    How  this must gall Uncle  ..Russell Sage!���������Cleveland Leader.  The announcement that Mrs. Lease is  going to Klondike seems, to be a scheme of"  those who are,(trying to ni'event such a  rush for the gold mines'���������t3ounc11''Bluffs  Nonpareil.  It is stated that the new German embassador to this country is a doctor of philosophy, a diplomat and a duelist., He is  certainly entitled to the distinction of a'D.  D. D.���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  To all inquiries about the platform upon whioh John L. Sullivan will run for  mayor of Boston it is enough to say that  the thing will be about 20 feet square and  well roped in.���������San Francisco Chronicle.  '       "   ��������� HOME  NOTES.  OLD  FOLKS AT  HOME.  *-T  Mi  if  V?  w  *���������..'.. i'4  P  V,"'  t*  >-���������>     i*  '     i������  *  ,    , %  -ISi  >*?��������� ',i>r>  ,'   :?*  '.i ;**fe   i*^'  *T7   ������;4j.a������i.  *. . f  - ."/  %  ���������: j, '  ��������� 3'  ������A?������. d*4fr  ..  z (  ,         ���������        ���������  ��������� '&���������  - ' " ' ,��������� .  ... \k,  ���������     I     .  Story of tlio F:iiii->n-.  *N-msr und   Others by  thf* Same C������nipn'.'ir,  '      The story which forms   the   theme   of  "Old Folks at Home," says the "Friend  "'at Court," was'^that'-'of   a*-  negro owned  on a-plantation near Suwanee river, who  had   been sold and' taken away from-the  old,'plantation,    and   years     afterward,  when an old man, he returnedand found  no vestige'of fthe  <pld   place   remaining.  Stephen ��������� C.    Foster,   the   author of this  famous song,   was' 'born    in   Pittsburg,,  'Pa., July 4. 1S2/5.  Early in life he learned  unaidedjto.   play oh   several-,musical in--  struments, and having a   good   voice, he  delighted to sing songs of his'own  "com-"-  position.    As, a merchant's clerk in Cincinnati,'O., in 1842, ��������� he    wrote   his first'  song, "Open'Thy Lattice, Love,"   which"  was published in Baltimore and was very -  favorably'  received.     This  /was soon foi- -  lowed by 'Old-Uncle Ned" and'-O, Susy  sannah,"   written for   negro   miustrelsdr  These songs sprang at once into -popular  favor, and Mr   Foster gave   up   his mercantile position and' devoted himself , exclusively to the   composition   of   music.  He married   in    1850   and   lived   a few"'  months in New York,   but   returned   to,,,  Pittsburg, and soon   afterward, gave   to-���������*  the world that famous song, "Old Folks'  at Home."  Christy's minstrels paid  him.y"*  $500 for the   privilege   of .singing rit.in-^  public,' and it is   said    to   have been the  most profitable,song of its composer that.;--   _,  has ever.been ^published in   America,,between 3,000 and 4,000   copiesof it^being1? /MCr.T  sold, and some.others:obtained an almost -.���������_.-'_;,,���������  equal popularity.    Mr   Foster wrote   125'  songs in ' rapid*, succession; ���������' about   one-'i-j|.Ji;^  fourth of which, were    negro  The last   one,.  "Old ' Black  published in ISfil.    The most  his many were these: "O, Susannah/,,������������������-.^..���������^���������^���������^���������.���������������������������������������������y-w^w<v?fw  "Old 'Uncle Ned,- ^Nellie. Was a Lady,^p.fff ftl|������������||  "01d;Dog Tray," "Nellie' 'JBly," "Old^/p;;lipl|p  Kentucky 'Home,":..',' Willie, !--,We. :Haye/i^^p||jig|(|j  Missed You." "Louisiana1. Belle^_//||.w/i5|p||^|:  "Wfas'sa's   in*  the   Cold, 'Cold' Qroiiiid&i*}&$M&0&&^i  ���������^j  'O, Boys, Carry Me 'Long.'  Ii  .        .        .' 5v*i'  school life  s...i'5.vcT?.;...'i*i'.  kwmsgmm  ' Trai_oins the Deaf.  ,    The first few,months of the  are devoted chiefly to exercises -. for,the/|i^|_|^^||||i������  Vlevelopment and training of those senses//1 ::������~'--:in"J,!--'2-K  still possessed by the child, which   must*:  mi  cultivaUng. intp^Z/IliiiJ  ce, attention,V-.i--^':'^;''.!;^^fgj|^6|  'which he can ^l0'ij^o������t|ifMI^j||  do the work of the" missing sense in addiy'/M/j^lll^^  tion to their own, and.in   oultivatino,.i'nCt*'"'-'v;^??lflS^  him the habits of   obedience  and concentration, without which he can  make.no progress.  /The attention oa the  part of the deaf child   in    the class-room  must'be   closer   than *'< is*'required * ot a'  hearing pupil; for   if    his   eyes   wa  from   the teacher's lips ��������� he ' 'iin'me  loses the   eonnection,    since   his "ears do  not <tell him   what is; '.being '. said. , .Ihe.  habits formed in the   earliest, clas-^i urj  of fundamental importance" aha  <v   g  responsibility   rests upon the.teacner  the lowest grades. ���������  Before the actual   teach ihe   of   speech  the   attention    of,   the   child,  must  zander   '-M^&M/jiSM^  n iately'*'P_!||;|f j_^*5t|ji^pg  >Hi*s do   /fc/^|2||;|jgfj  "fe.  aroused, his interest awakened, the spirit  bf observation, imitation.'-and   obedience  ; cultivated, and the   senses   of   sight and  touch rendered, alert.  Thisis attained, byJfe^S/  a'series of introductory "exercises   nearly */S//  in the form ' of' play. ' The   games -are^'jtj:  arranged to,train,the sight., to. rapid and:;'-fe^  accurate.recognition'  of   objects,    colors^f'^  number, forms and' movements,    and tp'/i/^i  develop in' tbe'sense of touch a,swift and/ ^J:  delicate^ discrimination   between   tovw&ffi-ffi:  surface's) textures,   weights, ..and ��������� flnally/^fgj/  vibrations,    lihe, eyes1 must. do the work  A;/  of the ears, in comprehending   the speech'/*'^/  of others, 'and   the   tactile   sense   must/yt^/  come to the.rescue   ih' -the   training and //:/  guiding of   the "'pupil's   own'   organs of^^^/  speech. The ability to "distinguish- differ-:////;  ehce of vibration by toUch'-is   the objeo-l;r i4/^  tive point   of all   tactile   training,   and/: ;///  the exercises 'bearing directl^   upon thisl'.:::j^/c  are conducted with musical   instruments    ;KZ  such as the   guitar,    zither,   and piano,'  and then'applied to the vibrations of the;/.;;  voice   as felt in the . chest,   throat,   and/  head.���������"Speech and Speeoh-Reading ��������� foi?'*"*  the Deaf,", by   John   D.utton Wright,in. .;  the Century. ' -   ���������   . y^    ^'&M&&f%l  rs,of.(||p||^i^  ���������\  be  ;.,  f  .  .-:.^.,r.y������r-,rr'.-'----'-v-J?-<vfl  iiif  iii:  ���������-'iiUl  ���������i'-i'til  Tain I<ongin-ff.  ,   'Ardup looked ,,up bitterly from thr-'  book he was reading.    The words,*'ono/;  touch ' of  nature"'had  caught his eye  and, had started a train of thought.   ' ' ''���������  "I wish it were possible," he solilo-vi^  quized.' "I've touched everybody else.  ���������-Chicago Tribune.....     ; . _, .  "(&%&.  Kettles  should be washed as soon a you  are through using them and not bo allowed  -,to:sta*iid until cold.  . .To make glue waterproof, a cabinet  .tiaker says, soak, it in v/ater and then  'melt^it in linseed oil that has been'heated.  A good knife should never be used for  stirring potatoes or -ithcr vegetables When  frying, as the heat destroys the temper of-  tlip steel. ���������  The work of compiling the United States       In eiti,cr  hcB  or cold weather the win-  census of 1890 is'ne'aring oorii'pletft>n.."v.I't^������do'iV;s's1k,u1(1   i,,j  "P1"1 ilfi  ,nShc  J1!Kl tll(:      tiioroi.ii:hly ventilatied at  all   timei:  h(H)S(!  and season  The Art of Is'ot Hearing-. ���������     :  ' The   art   of   hot, hearing-  should-;j be"*''*  learned by all.  Theresare-so many.thing's ^  which it. is painful to  hear,    very   much'  which, if heard, will disturb the temper;-  corrupt simplicity and ' modesty, ��������� detraot'  tfom contentment and  happiness.    If   ,a  man falls   into   a.^ violent   passion   and  calls all manner of   names,*  *a't' _ the first,  words we should shut   our ears and hear  no more. . .If in a quiet' voyage >o'f life we  find   ourselves   caught   in   one of those  domestic   whirlwinds   of   scolding,     we  should'shut our   ears   as   a sailor would'  furl his ,sail, and,..making all tight, scud,  before the gale. ' If  % hot,- restless man  begins to inflame our-feelings, we should.)  consider what mischief the   fiery' sp'Srks-  may do in our   magazine   below,    whero';  our temper is kept,   and   instantly   closo  the door.    If all the petty   things'said of  man by   heedless   and    ill-natured 'Idler.**;  were brought home to him he would, -beT  come a mere walking pin cushion, stirck''  full of sharp remarks.    If   we   w.ouldh-i /  happyi when among good men we should,  open our ears; when   among   bad   men,  shut them.   ;rIt    is   riot   worth   while to  hear-what;our neighbors   say   about our  children/what our rivals- say about/our"  .business, our dress or our affairs.    ."; v :  A Difference..-,-, '     /  "Mrs. Hudson-(to her husband, who has.,  come home with a "black eye and'ho*hat)  ������������������Ah, that's   what you/ge,t  for riding a '  bi'cycle.    ��������� ���������.���������'"��������� ''';,     ,-.,  I������lr ��������� Hudson ��������� No,'my'dear;   it's, what .  I git for-not bein-^ able,to ride one.  ' .   :=.V  *-*i'".v  t'v.'**.-  Opportune once signified nothing more  than, "to be at.the .harbor."    An oppor-;;  tune ship, was" a ship  which had coine-to-  port.       .*    ' ��������� >r  vr-.  ���������iiili-aiiiwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinn  ,r': -'.-���������ii^j  1  f'si . rrr  THi rani mm  , Cumberland,    B. C.  Issued   Every  Monday  M. vyWtney. Editor.  TEAMS ^F SUBSCRIPTION.  Ock* Y*ar .  ������s Months.  ���������ta������U C������pjr  125  0 Co  RATKS OK ADVERTISING:  k _P9F JT&amt *���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ..    ..- manth ........  aitfbth cat''<.% p<w year  fourth '���������  week,*., lino /    '..jf-i..  tooal nntiflOB.per .liniqe-���������  . $ 18.00  ...       15C  ..      26 00  ...    5000  10  20  Notices' of' Hirths,    Marriages    and  Deaths,  50 cents each insertion.  No Adve-rtisment inserted for less than  50 cents)  Persons failing to get  The News re  galarly.should notify the Office.  Persons having any business with TT1F.  gar cities, bui for towns and  small  cities  in the country   where  there is a  grade 1  school, an additional teacher could be ap  pointed,  and     another  room   provided.  In  other   wor Is   the   branches   usuallv  taught in a high school might  be   taught  in the local graded school* enabling   students living it home to  acquire a higher  education.    As it is now  the expense of  sending children away from   home to attend a high school is prohibitive.    As an  illustration:    In  erecting  a school build  ing here, provide for a high   school room  and from the highest'class, as   the school  ,i> it present   constituted,   let  tbe 'pupil*  pass, upon examination,  into  the higher  department.     Pupils from   -schools in the  district,   after  passing    *n   examination,  could enter this depanmeu't.  The result would bt: greater economy;  ihe education of children under home influence; and the education _ of many in  place of a few.    It would   also   in a mea  rersons naving any mi������iuc������ ������������*������ * "������������������ nmAnu ih������-  N.EWS< will ..please  call  at the office  or    sure counteract the tendency  among the  write.  TUERDAY,    Mar.     1������t,   1898.  OU������ member, Mi. Joseph Hunter,  made^he best speech yet delivered in  the House this session.  The Clara  Nevada    wrecked in  the  northern waters was . not only a total loss  but all on board perished.  , ���������������. ��������� ���������.  .  .'., The Fight is on between the C. P. R.  and the American through lines, and  rates have been cut in two. Let us all  take a ride.  young to  remove   to   the   large  cities.���������  a growing evil.  THE government promises to bring in  a bill to provide a penalty for violation of  the Chinese Act. Then we suppose the  constitutionality of the Act will be tested  in the higher court.  The Mining Critic estimaes the cost  ���������f the Stickine-Teslin railway at $1,500,  000, and Mr. Hunter declared in the  House the cost would not exceed $1,600  oo?. Why don't we hear another howl  about the Cassiar railway ?  $ince,Mr. Eckstein's return Friday, it  is announced we arc to have a Campaign  Weekly to be published in the Times establishment, Victoria, and freighted here  for distribution. It will of course be an  out and out Opposition sheet, and run in  the interest of Mr. Eckstein's candidacy  Well, we don't object. It will add to the  gayety of the coming contest.  - ROSLAND is attracting a good deal of  attention lately. A mid-winter festival,  in which toboggoning from the mountain  top forms a feature, is advertised; and  two mail burglaries in two successive  days have successfully taken place there.  What next?    Dr, Walkem, M.P.P., declaied in the  House that he stood where he did last  winter, an Independent, when Mr. C. F  Colton, M.P.P., of Vancouver enquired  '- if he was quite sure. This was a little  i strange, considering the senior member  of Vancouver's position was such at that  tww that his party friends insisted on a  wniun pledge that ht would not desert  them.  Wi notice some papers attack the United States because a few papers there attribute the terrible tragedy of the Maine  to the Spanish. It is true the cause of  the disaster is not kuown. But these fiery journals no more represent thit country than does the Weekly Province, British Columbia.  The U. S. government is making a rig_  id investigation into the cause of the  disaster. If it shall appear to be the  work of an enerry, Spain will be held to  accountability, and such demands made  upon her, that in the present temper of  her people, she may not be able to meei.  Then war will follow. The U. S. gov  eminent is already taking active steps  for such an emergency. It is to be hoped  the disaster will be found to be ef accidental origin.  The total loss 'of lifs was two  officers  and 346 men^b^s^e_sj7 men injured.  THE HIGH SCHOOL. SYSTEM  The High School  system needs reforming.    It may be all right for the lar** |  MODEL SCHOOL  IT IS Time the government established  a Model School in this   province.    Probably Vancouver would be the  best  loca  tion.    Applicants for teachers' certificates-Mould be required to attend   it for a pre  ,  ���������cribed length bf time.   We would except  from this  requirement  all teachers who  had an experience of five years in; teaching.    The   present   system   gives   us a  great many incompetent* teachers.   The  fact one can pass an  examination  is no  guarantee that such person has the requi  site knowledge or qualifications.   In most  other callings one has to serve an appren  ticeship, but in the art of school teaching  an ability to answer a certain set of questions is deemed all sufficient.    It is time  all this were changed.    There are plenty  of  teachers,   and   higher  qualifications  should be demanded.    Our  Department  of Education costs the  province a large  sum of money.    Last year the expendi-  tur was $220,810.38.    The cost of a Mod  el School *ould not exceed $3,000 to$5000  per year.    Is  there  any reason why we  should be behind other  provinces in this  important ma������ter.  NOTICE.  Wher������as Sunday eeeniij to be'the day eet  apart by certaiu par tied for   shooting   and  rre������pad������inK, therefore we,   the   undersigned  jwsidents   t.f   Comox:   valley,    hereby   giv������  notice that all shooting on our property,' on  the  Sabbath day, is strictly prohibited.  John Mundell, J.P.,    Sam J. Piercy,  Rev.Alexander Ta t,   J. R, Berkley,  Berkley Gireve,        Jos. McPhee,  William Beech,        J.Mason,  George Grieve,        S. F. Ciawford,  Til KBBGSAHTS' BAffi. OF MLIFAl  Incorporated 186g  Capital paid up, $1:500.000      Imm Fran." ii 175.000  Bead Office, Halifax, N. S.  :r,^3S"o:e3::e3.  Antigomxh, N.S., Bttbnnf. N.H., Bridge****.-. N.S., Charlottotowu, P.B.I., DorohwWr,  N B. Fredcricson, N.B., Guveb..rO, N.S., Halifax, Ni, Kingston, N.B., Londonderry,  N.S., Lnnenbmv. N/8., Mai������l.md. N S.. Moncton. N B., 'Montreal, P.Q , NANAIMO,  B.C., NeUon, B.C , Newcastle, N.B., Pictcu, N.S., Port liawkedbuiy, N.S., Ro^l nd,  li. ��������� , S-ekville, N.B.', Stmbwuacadie, N.S.J S". John*, Nfii., Suunnorsule, P.J5.I., Syduey,  N.S., Truro, N.S.', Vancouver, B.C., Weymouth, N $., Woodstock, N.B.  LONDON,���������The Bank ot Scorland; PARIS,��������� Credit Lyouuuis BERMUDA.���������Bank  ot Bermuda; NEW YORK���������Cliche National Bauk; SAN FKANCISCO,���������Hoiiakoug  .nd Shanghai Banking Corporation;, BOSTON,���������National H\dv ������nd Leather Bauk;  CHICAGO,��������� American Exchange National Bmk; CHINA and JAPAN,���������Hongkong  *..d Shanghai Bauking Corporation  Account* rooeirad ou the moat favorable terms.  lateresit allowed on Special Deposit* aod on Saving* Bank Accounts.  Ml b������a!n*M by mail will be promptly and carefully attended tio.  W. A. SPENCER,  Manager Nanaimo Branch.  ^LQNDIKSOUTFITS  You are going.and you want, to get the right: goods at low-  .-.st prices.    We can fill tha* Bill.   _ We oim{?u������:cI. nearly   all  i -.-.('-���������'men from   Union   -nd   Vi-iniiy  List,..������ easoo,   aod our  Stock to-day is Second to none in B. C  Remember we can give you prices you  cannot beat and save you from $10 to  $20 in]expenses, to other cities. Call and  get our prices. We carry everything  wanted in Clothing Blankets, Boots, and  MoccossinSi  STETv^EisTSO N^OO. Nanaimo, B. C  Sspinait-ft Saaiima Ry  COMMENCING  TUESDAY   15th,   inst,  THE   STK.VMER Oitt   ok   Nanaimo   "  WILL RUN AS  FOLLOWS:  W.D. OWEN, MASTER,  Calling at Way Ports as Freight  ana Passerine*-?- T-ay r-ft'er:  Leave Victoria lor -Nanaimo -  Tuesday 7 a.m.  ''    Nanaimo for Comox,  Wednesday 7 a.m.  ' ���������    Comox for Nanaimo,  Friday 8 a.m.  4 *    Nanaimo for Victoria, *  . Saturday 7 a.m.  FOR Freight or Staterooms apply on board, or at the Conpany'*  Ticket Office, Victoria Station, Stoie  Street.   Esquimalt &. Nana.mo  Railway Company.  NOTICE.  K.J. Smith,  M. H. Piercy,  Isaac Grievf,  Wm. Machin,  J. W. Smith.  J������im-j Smith,  John Grieve,  J. A. Halliday,  H. W. Row,  Frank ChildH,  Wm. Parkin,  J ames Rees,  N. E  HarniBtone,  A. Salinond,  Thos. Cairna,  W.R. Robb,  A.Urquhart,  R. Mc D maid,  Rwv. J. X. Willemar,  Hugh Grant A S01,  Oliver Duncan,  Duncan Bro*.  PBIZE MEDAL.  The Mining and Scieatific Pren will give   ,ire gold ipecial ohampionihip modal t<������  the prize winner in the drilling ce������test on  Miners' Day at the Mining Fair in San  Francisco.  NOTICE   TO TAXPAYERS.  Assessment   Act and Provincial  Revenue Tax.  NOTICE IS HEREBY  GIVEN,  in accor  dauce   with the   Statutes,    that   Provincial  Revenue Tax and Taxes levied under A.-<8<jkk.  im-nt Act ar������   now due  for the year   1898.  All of the   ahove   named   Taxea  collectible  with'.u the Comox, Nelson, Newcastle, Den  man, and   Hornby   I-linda Division   of the  District o Comox, are   payable at my office  ABaeaaed Taxes are  collectible at the following rates, viz:  \S PAID ON OR BKFORE JCXK 30th, 1898���������  Proviucial Reveuut;, $3.00 per capifa.  Threa-nftha of one per cent on Real Pro-  nfirtv  Two and one-half per cetit on Wild Land.  One-half of one per cent on Personal  Property.  One-half of one per cent on Income.  I������ paid after Junk 30th. 1898���������F������ur-  fifths of one per cent on Real Property.  Three per oeut  on Wi .* Land  Three - fourths of one per cent oo Personal  Pr* perty. __      T  Three-four'ha of one per  cent on Income.  January. W. B. ANDERSON  1398. Assessor aud Collector  Nl>Ifi.E  How to Go��������� When to Go��������� Wkaito Take-  Where to Outfit.  For advice on these all-important matters, and for purchasing suppiits of best  quality at lowest prices, with suitable packing for the journey, jyo to the Pioneer  Outfitters of British Columbia.  OPPENHEIMER Bros., Ld Lhy.  IMPORTERS,  WHOLESALE   GROCERS, AND MINKRS' OTTFITTKR8  100 and 102 Powel! Street, Vancouver. B. C  who have had 35 years experience in outfitting miners ;ind surveying parties. The  m 1 iable information cheerfully afforded. Get our ci-cular and give us the  -tddress of your friends to whom we will mail it free of charge. REMEMBER  THAT GOODS PURCHASED IN CANADA ARE ADMITTED INTO THE  KLONDIKE  FRE-E'OF DUTY.     AMERICAN GOODS  MUST PAY DUTY  TO   PROSPECTORS,   Miners,   an J  Holders of Mineral Gliims on   unoccupied land within the Esquimalt &Nanaimo  Railway Compariv's   Land   Grant���������FOR  ONE YEAR ONLY from the the date oi  this   notice,   the   Railway  Company will  sell their rights to all Minerals, (excepting  Coal and Iron) and the  Surface rights oi  Mineral Claims, at the   price ������f $5.00'per  acre.    Such sales   will De  subject  to all  'other reservations  contained in  conveyances   from the   Company   prior to this  date.    One-half of the  purchase  money  to be   paid ten   davs after   recording the  Claim,with the government,  anda duplicate bf the record to be filed in the Company's Land Office, Victoria, on payment  of the first   instalment.    The  balance of  the   purchase   money  to be,paid in two  equal instalments, at the expiration of six  and .twelve   months,   without    interest.  Present holders of Mineral Claims  whe  have not previously made other arranjre-  ments with the   Company  for   acquiiii-sj  Surface-and Mineral rights,  are   hereb.  notified 'to at once   make the   first pay *  ment on their  Claims.-as  otherwise thrj  will be deemed and trraieda-* trrs'pussei.s  Lkonard H. Solly,  . Victoria, It C.")      LAM> COMMISSION ���������* P  |������ne  1.   ic-97-.i '   '   "        " ��������� "' a3?  urher iMiop  -   AND  sialhina  K&Uihiixhm en i  SAVE MONEY BY BUYING YOUR. OUTFIT AT-  uarter3������  Tents. Sleds, Tobogans, .Sleeping Bags, Whip-saws, Gold Pans,  Gold Scales, Shovels, Picks, Axes, Etc.. Etc.  Also  the Celebrated  ^TTICOCET   T E L E3 S GOPB      STQYB  ��������� Made of Heavy Sheet Steel���������  Write for Prices, VANCOUVER,  and Information. B. C,  L. P. ECKSTEIN.  Barrister, Solicitor Notary Public  Office:���������First      Street,     Union, B. C  HARRISON P.   MILLARD,  Phystcian,   Surgeon    akd   Accouchkur.  Otfice* : WiLLAR������ Block, Cumbkblaki������  CoUXTflHAT  HO0SK,   COURXBKAY.  ii������ur������ *t CoMuita(i<H>:  Cumberland, 10 to  12A.   X.   Ttf������SDAT3  AKD   FRIDAYS.  COURTEXAY,   7  to 9'  A. IT. AND P. M.  Teaming &  YARWOOO  &   YOUNG.  BARRISTERS and SOLICITORS  Corner of Bastion and Commercial  SiraetB, Nanaimo, B. C.  Branch Office, Third Street andDunamuir  Avenue, B. C.  Will he in UnioH the 3rd  Wednesday  pf  eaoh month aud remain ten days.  I am prepared to  furnish Stylish Rigs  and do Teaming  At reasonable rates.  D. KUpatrlek,  Union, B. C.  x    also    x  Horseshoing and  GENERAL  Blacksmithing  O. H. Fechner,  1 '*������*������������^-������������'  JAMES   ABRAMS  Notary Public.  Agent for the Alliance Fire  inlurance Co     '"  don   and   th<  Hartford.-���������.  ftlufah^e'rpniDariy'of Lon  -ion   and   the   Phoenix ������������  AfSdnV for the.Provincial  Bunding and Loan Association of Toronto. ...,..������������������  Union. B. C  General Teaming Powder  Oil, Etc, Hauled. Wood  In Blocks Furnished.  SCAVENGER  WORK  DONE  *m������������mm*^-**+jm  COURTENAY  Directorjr.  COURTENAY  HOUSE,    A.   H.   Mc-  Cailum, Proprietor.  B-IVEBSIDE  HOTEL,   J. J.   Grant,  Proprietor.  GEORGE   B.    LEIGHTON,     Blacksmith and Carriage Maker.  NOTICE.  Driving through the new cemetery with  teams ia atrictly forbidden.  By order. M. Whitney  Dec. 13, 1867. S������c'y Pro tom  COMOX DIBECTOBY.  BL C. LUCAS, Proprietor, COMOX  BAKERY, Comox, B. C.  > THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR.  ��������� ��������� +  4.   WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION.  \ Twenty Pa^cs; Weekly; Illustrated.  i  Indispensable to Mining Men.  THREE DOLLARS PER YEAX. FOST?AH>.  SAMPLE COPIES FR1I.  MINING AND SCIENTIFIC PRESS,  ! 220 Market St.,   San Franci3colCal. ���������<T!ltt1^-r**W������^**eTL^..fl^<*������^MfM.i~*a^  ������  t;>  !  h,  h,  ������������������  f  MY TRIP.  Bv Billy' Blum.   ,  It was a rough day when 1 started on  the good ship City of Nanaimo, week  before Lts'r, lor the Black Diamond City.  The winds blew and the great gull shook  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar,  rector.  M ETH O DI ST C H U RC H.-S er vices  at the usual hours morning and evening.  Epuonh   League meets   at the close   of      evening service.    Sunday School at 2:30.  and tossed its foam, and the boat danced      _rev. vV. Hicks, pastor.  upon its white capped waves  as lively as  ever a ballot girl   upon the stage. , I was  struck     with    admiration    and  paid  to  Neptune  3   handsome contribution���������because I   couldn't  help it.    But I remembered my dear mother's comforting words  uttered on a similar occasion that "when  1 got   oyer it I would, feel   better,"  and  ������I braved it out *i'b a smile which plainly  indicated there  was satisfaction   in martyrdom.' *  Wlvjn I arrived in Nanaimo I,followed  the crowd on to   Commercial street  and  ��������� was first   attracted   by. the   large 'show  tlie   handsome ^oods i s;i"'  ST. GEORGE'S PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at n a.m. and  7 p.m. Sunday School at 2:30.' Y. P.  i>. C. E. meets, at the close or evening  service.    Rev. W. C. Dodds, pastor.  ^"Dealer in  Stoves ani Tinware  Plumbing and. general  Sheetiron work  PROMPTLY    DONE  windows ami  through them in Good's auction rooms  There was everything from a baby  carriage to a piano, and so cheap! 1  next noticed five Klondikers headed by  Mr. John Fraser   making   their   way to  A. R. Johnson & Co.'s who with Stevenson & Co.,, do the out-fitting here. The  "boys" took the Islander for the north.  Bverything wears the aspect of hopefulness and expectation here. The waves  et prosperity are rising so high at Victoria and Vancouver that a good deal of  the spray falls in Nanaimo, very much to  the delight of as traders  Next - day was Friday and notwithstanding the superstition clinging about  it. 1 left for Victoria. The parliamentary  show was over. 1 ought to have wired I  was on the way I suppose; of course the  Speaker would have ordered cold lunch  for the crowd and waited until I could  have taken his arm. But thank goodness the buildings were to be seen in all'  their glory. And they are beautiful!  Those at Washington, while larger are  not more so. Every British Columbian  may justly feel proud of them and also a  sense of proprietorship.  .It's all Klondike in Victoria. The  opening of parliament, was but a  passing show. Everybody looked at it  and then turned to the more profitable  business of trade. In every window in  great glaring letters starring at you was  "Klondike." For awhile you would gaze,  and then go to your hotel to shut out the  sights that filled your, eyes and the one  sound that- was dinned into your ears.  Klondike goods filled the bide walk.  ���������Wholesale dealers tore open cases and  crammed into sacks whatever you  would take. This trade bubbled and  'seethed about Leiser's great establishment, who had an army of clerks to wait  upon buyers, the largest of whom Mr.  Leiser, who seemed to be everywhere,  attended upon himself, er looked after.  He is a regular steam engine, with  enough motive power, to run the whole  Klondike trade. And he has the goods  to provide for it.  I went out to Esquimalt to see the  torpedo destroyers in the dry dock for  fear I might get the prevailing fever.  There were two each 213* feet long,  narrow, and thin as a shingle at the ends,  chuck full of machinery, and said to be  regular greyhounds. Their business was  to slip in under the darkness of night,  get in their work and scoot. The marines  claimed lhe>. could ..make 37 ^ *������*-=��������� ������������  hour, and of course, they wouldn't lie !  They had guns, too, but their delence was  in their heels, or what shall we call it ?  FARMERS IN STITUTE.  The second regular meeting of the above  itttitiete will be held at Courtenay A^icul  tural Hall, Wednesday 9th March7:30 P. M.  PROGRAMME.  Lecture on Butter and Cheee* Making by  W. McGillivray of Suuias, or by Mr- A. A.  King, manager of Delta Creamery; Mr. W.  B. R. Kobb will lead in discussion.  Paper on Corn Growing by Mr.  J. J.  R.  Miller; Mr. E. Phillips will load in disouss-  Paper on Silos and Ensilage by W. A. R.  Seafe; Mr. Thos. Cairns will lead in discussion.  Mr. J. R. Anderson Dey. Min. of Agriculture has promised to attend. A good  aUtendauoe ia desired.   The first Regular meeting of the Comox  farmers'institute was held in-the! Agricultural Hall Courtenay on Wednesday 23rd  utn. There was an attendance of about  fcrty. ,  THE INSTITUTE MEETING.  The farmers meeting last week waB quite  successful, nor only m point of members,  but in tbe interest manifested and the admirable practical and useful papers read  Mr G. H. Hadwin read a paper on Cooperation and M-. John J. R. Miller on Fruit  Culture; also Mr. Collins of Salt Springs  Iflland gave an interesting address. These  will appear in due coarse in the News.  Notice  NOTICE is hereby  given that application  will he m*cle to the Legisla'ive A>-ocuibly ol  che    Province   ot   British Columbia, aX i\6  ^resent .-.essiou, U>t an Act to u.corp'/rate a  Owtuotiiy wi h power to construct,   equip,  .iptir.it   by ai.y kind or kiuds of motive pow-  st\ aud ,. au.i iisi either a standi d or udrrrow  ,angfr railway for the purpose 01 couveym^,  y* tfe:i������er������ ji*<i  freight,   including  ell  kind*  or uusrcnhfidiw, from -.< poiut ������>u KiwmiatL***  let   Cfwn   D strict by tho m;������..t direut a:ic  feasible route to a point at or n< ar Hazelton  ou theJSkeena Ri\ er, Cassiar District, Brit -  iah Columbia, with po<*er to coustruct,   e-  quip, opeiate and maiutain   ranch lines and  all uectissaiy roads, bridges, ways, terries,  wharves, docks aud coal bankers; and with  power   to   build,   own, equip, operate and  maintain   telegraph and telephone lines in  connection with said railway  and branches,  and to carry on a general express business,  and to build and operate all kinds of plant  for the purpose of supplying light, beat, e-  lectricityor any .kind of mot ve po������ er; and  with power to expropiate lands for the purposes of the Company, aud to acquire lauds,  bonuses, privileges  or other aids'from any  Government, municipality or other persons'  or bodies corporate; and to make traffic or  other arrangements with railway, steamboat  or other cempan es; and with power to build  wagon roads to be used in the construction  of such railway, and n advance of the same,  and to levy and collect tolls from all parties  using and on all freight passing oyer any of  such roads built by the Company, whether  built before or alter the construction of me  railway; and with all other usual, necessary  or incidental or conducive to the attainment  of the above objeots or any of them.  Dated at the City of Victoria the 14th  day of February. A: D  1893.  BODWELL & DUFF.  Sioicuora tor Appiicans,  NOTICE  During my temporary absence Mr.Kenneth Grant will conduct for me the under  taking business. Orders left at my residence on Mary port Avenue will receive  prompt attention. P.O. Box No 5  ^Cumberland, Jan. 29. ,98.   Alex. Grant.  NOTICE  Any person or persons destroying or  withholding the kegs and barrels of the  Union Brewery Company Ltd of Nanaimo, will be prosecuted. - A liberal reward  will be paid for information leading to  ���������. 1  conviction.      ? ������������������  "V.  E. Norris, Sec'y  ff<S>1R    SHXB  FOR SALE.���������My house and two lots in  the village of Courtenay. .   :*1j  K. Grant, Union.  FOR SALE, RANCH���������One mile and a  half from Union, contain* 160 acres  and will be disposed of at a low figure. En.  quire of James Abrams.  For Sale.���������The dwelling house and  lot on Maryport avenue belonging to Mr  J. S. Kendall. The house is ih storey,  well built, good well of water and garden  Lot is full size. Will be sold at a bargain.  Apply to M. Whitney, News Office.  CERTIFICATES of IMPROVEMENT  JULIE, JENNIE   B.   &   STELLA   MINERAL CLAIMS  Situate  in Nanaimo Mining Division oi  t'OAST   District.    w'hkrk Located���������Phillips Arm.  TAKE NOTTfCE that I, W. A. Bauei,  Free Miner'* Oertiticite No. 91.667, mten .  aix'tv bays from the da*3 hereof, to apply r<  the Mining Recorder for a Certificate ot  Improvements, for the purpose of cbtaming  a Crown Gran* of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, nm-t be commenced before  th-. issuance of HUch Certificate of Improvements.  Dated I his 26r-h day c f January, J Si)3.  j0"Ag'e'nt for the  Celebrated G'urney  Souvenir Stoves and   Ranges������������������  Manufacturer of tiie  New Air-tight heaters  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby  given that application  will be made to'the Legilative Assembly  of the Province of  British  Columbia, as its  next Session, for a Private Bill to incorporate a Railway and Colonization Company to  build, equip, maintain and operate a line or  lines of railway from some point at or near  the head of steamboat   navigation   on the  Skeena River; thenco by the most feasible  route to a point at or near the Yellow Head  Pa~88, or iu the alternative to some point on  the eastern boundary of the Province of Brit  ish Columbia by way of the Parsnip River,  with power to extend the said line from the  starting point down to the mouth of the said  Skeeua River; and also to authorize and em  power the company to  build  from  time to  time branch lines to   farming   lands and to  groups of' mines and concentrators from any  of the above mentioned lines of railways such  branch  lines not to  ex< ceed thirty miles in  length;  with power   lo tuild telegraph and  telephone lines, and t <> ��������� quip and operate the  said railway and its ' ra. ches,   aud to erect  and c maintain  all  n te^ary   works for  the  generation   and   trauau.issio!i of electricity  or power within the    area   of the   operations of the said Company, and power to build  maintain and   operate    wharves, dock and  steamboats,   saw -mills,   and'acquire  water  privileges; to construct dams,    flumes,   etc  far improving and increasing the water  pri������  vileges, and tomake trafdc or other arrangements with railways,    steamboats or other  companies and-for all other usual.and necessary oowers, rights or privileges for the pur*-  poseof a railway and colonization comnany.  BODWELL, IRVING & DUFF,  -   Solicitors ior Applicants.  Victoria,B.C.. 24th November,A.D 1897.  oc70  ENID MINERAL CLAIM  Situate in the Nanaimo Mining Division  of Coast District. Where Locatkd���������  Phillips arm  TAKE NOTICE that I, William A. Bauer,  Tree Miner's Certificate No. 91,667, intend,  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder far a Certificate of Im-  piovements. for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before  the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements  Dated thia 26th day of January, 1898.  NOTICE  All trade licences are now due and should  be paid.    Parties trading  without licences  will be. liable to the penalties prescribed by  statute and by-law.  If our readers have anv local news of in  tere*<t. we will be pleased to insert same in  the local column, if brought to the offioe.  City of Cumberland. Dbg Tax By-law  1898.",-   >  A By-law re'ating to'cogs,   and the  taxing thereof.  Be it enacted by tho Mayor, and Council  of the Corporation of the City of Cumberland as follows.  1. For the period ending on the 31st day  of December 1898 a tax payable on or before  the first day of March 1S9S an ��������� thereafter  a tax ������ha!l be paid annually for each dot:  one dollar, for each bitch two dollars, within the limits of the City of Cumberland by  the owner or keeper thereof to the City  Clerk, for the use of the City, at his Office;  such annual tax to become due and payable  on the first day of January in each year,  and upon the owner or keeper of such dog,  or bitch neglecting or refusing to pay the  ��������� ax herein imposed within fifteen days after  > the same 6hall become due and payable he  rthall be dealt with as provided by section  81 of the Municipal Clauses Act 1896, aud  subject to a tine not to exceed live dollars.  2. The owner of every dog or bitch in the  Cit> shall cause such dog or bitch to wear a  cather, or metal collar, to which shall be  attached a tag, provided free of charge by  the City for that purpose indicating in figures the number corresponding to the number nnder which such dog or bitch is regis.  tered, and the period or year for which such  tax is paid.  3. Eve.ry fierct*, malicious, or dangerous  dog ������r bitch' known to be Huch by the owner  or keeper, shall he kept muzzled, and chaiu-  ed by the owner or ko^jer, and not permitted  to go a������ largo .tuti'.er a penalty oi five dollars.  ���������t. The owner i<r koopur of a bitch shall  not suffer auch bitch to go:at large during  f.u*. season, of her being in heat under a peu-  K.lty of live dollars.  5 If any dog or bitch shall, unprovoked,  bite.any person, or atteinp.5 to bite auy per  r;on, on complaint, nifcdu before the Police Magistrate, or a Justice of the Peace, on oath,  and corroborated in some material particular,  the owner or keep..r shall distroy such dog  or bitch, or remove such dog, or bitch rom  the said City, and keep such dog or bitch  removed under penalty of.ten dollars.  6. Any person in possession of any dog  or bitch who shall suffer such dog or bitch  to remain abou/fc his house, or premises,  shall be deemed the owner of such dog or  bitch for all purposes of this by-law.  7. This by-law may be cited for all purposes as City of Cumberland Dog Tax Bylaw 1898.  Passed bythe Municipal Council the 27th,  QA  rden,   Park, and  Res :iDENTAL Lots.^.  The undersigned offers for sale. "is land on t'i*  Trent River Hats; also lot No. 10 I\ kelson district  m fiom One to Five Acre lots, asp urchasermay  require, on the following conditions:" j  One acre lots on water-front, Tr -nt River  flats$i2S.       -   - :..ry:    '"'  ���������- One acre lots on water-front, lot 10   i^elson  district, $100. * i  One acre lots, on Government Road  $85,  Two acre lots." "       .     "    ��������� ^!5P  Three "     "     " " "        ^������9  Four    "    "    " " "        200  Five     4<    ���������"    " " "        3������<?  One-third cash at time of sale, and the balance  in two years, with interet at 7 per cent per  annum.  I  $1  w I  1  A*V������&AA* ___^  For   further particulars apply to F���������, -Daltryv  Real Estate Agent* Cumberland.        '   ,  Cumberland, Nov. 12, I.89I  lGMi  day of January A. D. 1898. ���������  Reconsidered aud finally pas^dth  day of Febiuary A. D. 1898.  Signed and sealed   the 15th day of  February; A. D.189S.  Lewis Mounce  Mayor.  L. W. NfuNsrs  City Clerk.  .ROBERT LAWRENCE-/,..  MMmtiMHnrKirriiinimnfifunTnim-*"  -_  GORDO N    M U RDO C K'Q ..'.''. V  ��������� -    *^������&u**������~-- LIVERY:'".  Single and Double Rigs" to let  ���������at���������  J  NOTICE is hereby given that application  will be made to the Parliament of Canada at  the next Session thereof, for an. Act,to incor  porate * Company to construct, maiutain,  and operate a Railway or T.amway from  theNo-th end of Marsh Lake; thence in a  North-Easterly dirtccion by the tno������t fean  ble ront ��������� from a point on the Hooralit.qu  River a dintance o'f about thirty-five miles;  and al������o to constiuct, maintain and operate  a Railway or Tramway to run on either side  of Mile- Canon and Whitehoree Rapids; alt  in the North West Territory of Canada; together -v.th power to exappropriate land-*  and all > her powers and pri- denes which  may be necessary, incidental, or adv������nt������  geons fo r,he fnU   exercine of the powers fc  hove me.it.lom.d.  ' ���������_.'  J <& F. M. RATTENBURG. ..  .v^/1** ' ������������������ -par Mt aud other',applicantB. i  "'Dated ������fc Vi-t.������ia, .Briti&h Columbia,-January ^0 h, ISiiP.  EeasonaWekPrices  Near   Blacksmith Shop, 3rd .St.  UNION, B. C.  NO ������ ICE  Notice is ber-by g'vfn that aj-jdioatifn wii  be made to the Parliikment of Cnida, at-1-'  m-xt Se-jsion,  for an Act to incorporate t^  Pacific dud i ukon K-i.iway, Kavigati. n a)  Miuing Company, for the pu p-ne of cor;  struotin*; a railway,from a point at otm ���������  Pyramid Harbor, near the   head   oi  ^y-  Canal, or fnun a point at or neat the li.te  actional boundary b������tweeu Can da and t-  United Mattsof America in ������he vwiinty of  Lvnu   Canal, thence   through the   Chi kat  Pass, thence to Dalton's P������*st, on the Alsek  River. -. * v.uuo-  by   be best feasible route  to a Join   b^lowFive Fw.,,r Rapids on the  Lewis Ri ���������*������; with power to vary the rou.e  as may b    nec-ssa-y or -idvisable; also with  nower   o receive from the Government   of  Canada   or   other corp .rations   or persons  grants   J Is^d or money ������r other assistance  in aid of the. construction of the vork; to  build te .-graph and telephone lines; to exer-  Tse mini HKht������ and powers; to ,onstru,A  roads, tcaaways, wharve.   mills, and other  works m -sswry for the Company; to char,  ter vessels for the same pu- pose upon   the  Ukes and rivers in or adjacent, to the territory served by the -.ai*. ralway; to erect aud  -nanage .dootrical works, for the use and trans  -nission of electrical power, and acquire and  I    ke use ot n������tnr*l a,d othor water powers  f:.r that  purpos.;   to mamtam  stores   and  tradiiK  *-r���������, and to c������ny on a milling and  *Seltin ' busii*.������H, m,lmli������g the erection of  "���������J -mills ,nd smelte "���������:   ^ to enter into  ���������raffle a.<i   fth^r anangements   witn other  Valway  uul   ..rane.toriation  Coa.panies; to  ii BrBa������- , n,l.^and bonds andjrrth  all such   *...v.*r-.    n^hts and   privileges   as  may be  ;������������������>.?������*<**   for   the  purpose of the  undertaking'  KlNOSMIor., -^ADNDEBS & ToKRBNCE,  St.'Ji-.'-orh for the applicants.  Date'-l sit Toronto, this 26. day.of'November, 1897. cc67  Pianos  -AND  REV. W. HIC KS, Unon,   B.   C-  K*\=    -\CC!iPT'-:n THB AGfNCY FROM  the   BERLIN    PIANO     and  m-.;-;a������\ U).,  H'kk!.in,-:"P.nt.v,to  ���������i! '|,L TRE1K HIGH CLASlv,XNSTK.U-  MKNTS IN THIS DISTRICT. '.���������'FHIi'SE  INSTHUMKNTS AR!*:OF SUPERIOR  TOUCH. TONK, AND TUNE, AND  I-1ANDSOMK1.Y KIVISHKI) IN VARIOUS desigxs. Pricks VERY  MODERATE.  ^T.AuISJ TS  AGENTS^  "Klondike  Gold Fields" like a  whirlwind:  Prospectus 25c, worth $1. Big  pay. Capital.nnneceeeary-  '      '*  BBADLEy-GARRKTSOlT, Ltd. TOROICTO.  WANTED.  Induatrioue Men of Character.  THE LiNSCOTT COMPANY,.  TORONTO.  Vanted���������canvassebs:  "Qu ������n Vict<:via:   Her Life and' Reign."  ]a> ca'p'.ur't-d ih- lintisb hmpire; Exjraordi.  hp> tealimon.-j.'��������� u������.-. ihi gri-af men; ftnd  ���������rcopy free.   -<h.>:1u,.b ot ^-zuk ^\*i;, 'Ihe.  '���������'t.z popular J, <���������_ o' ihe Queen I have seea.  ���������������������������sr Maiesty scuds a kind letter of aypiecia-  on. Selling by chou-audb;-give* o- husian.  o ffitiHtactn-rj    Caii vasters n:ak<; ������15 to $4o  ,.ek.c -BRADLEY-GARRTCiSON't.'O.-,  (Lin-i'.-') TORONTO:  v/ANTED���������A good canvasser.    Enquire  * at "News Office.  if You Are EneTgetic and Strong,  If vou are, above  foolish  prujudice against  canvassing for a good book,    wiite   and get  my proportion.    The  information willccst  you nothiuR. .  I have put hundreds of men id the way of  iiialiisg money; some of whom are now rich  I can dogood things for  you, if you are  honorable and will work hard  T. S. LINTCOOT, Toronto.  Society     Cards  I.    O.    O.    F.  Union Lodge,  No.   u,   meets   e cry  Fr.day night at 8 o'clock. Visiting breth  ren cordially invited to attend.  F. A. An ley, R. S.  _ r  Cumberland Lodge,  A. F. &. A. F*1?    B. C, R.  Union, B. C. .,'" ���������  Lodge   meets    first   Friday    in   each  month!    Visiting brethren  are  cordially  invited to attend.  R. Lawrence, Sec.  Hiram.Locge N014A.F .& A.M.,B.C.R  Courtenay B. C.  Lodge meets on every Saturday on or  before the full of the moon  Visiting Brothers   cordially requested  to attend. ^ .  R. S. McConnell,  Secratary.  Cumberland  Encampment.  No. 6,  I. O. OF.,   Union.  Meets everv alternate   Wednesdays oft  each month at 8  o'clock p. m.    Visiting  Brethren cordially invited to attend.  John Combe, Scribe.  J. A. Carthew  AHCH1TECT and BUILDER.  '-''Rl  ''M  r-'l  .    .il  . "-Ntf*  '  ������������������'Ml  ii'  .11  I  1  1  1  on  BB Tbe'Olamontl Coterie  JBY LAWRENCE ,C.  LYNCH.  * r *  '   ��������� (CONTINUED..)   .  "Well, that's another of the things  that brought me to you. I was overwhelmed with misery, and my head was  choas. ' I was wild to wreak vengeance  upon that man, and filled with dread at.,  the thought that Sy bil might ' come back:  ' and meet; with no welcome. I believe, she  will come. I know that man would not  miss the,triumph of bringing her back  among'us. Now, Con., my father thinks  you infallible, and you can do anything  with Frank. I want you to see them, ana  toake them take Sy1 il home, when she  comes. Yes, and John Burrill, too, if she  will have him."  "Why, Evan!'  "Then, he went on, breathlessly, "the  world must have a reason for this marriage; for, not the greatest fool in W���������  will believe that Sybil freely chose that  villain. Do you pave the way for Sybil's  ���������' return; I will find a reason for the marriage���������^a bone to'throw to the dogs. For,  I telhyou, Con.,, the true reason will  ' never be told." ��������� ' ,  ' Thinking of Sybil's letter, Constance  could but agree with him, in this; and  that letter, too, had caused her to think  that Sybil -had expected, or hoped, or  feared, a return to W���������; which, she could  only guess. '  "You will furnish a reason, Evan?  You are mystifying me."  -  "Never mind that.   I, Evan   Lamotte,  worthless���������black sheep���������sot;   I will find  a reason, I tell you; one that will not be  questioned, and that will spare Sybil."  "And what then?"  "Then, aided by you, Sybil can come  back to - us. Aided - by my new strong  resolve, I will receive that Burrill���������it  nearly chokes me to speak his name���������just  as Sybil shall dictate; and then, aided by  ,the old man's money, we may be able to  buy him off and get him out of the country."  "Why, Evan Lamotte," cried Constance, with a burst of hopefulness, "you  have actually evolved a practical scheme.  I begin to feel less hopeless."  ��������� "Oh, I have a.brain or two left, when  a firm hand like yours, shakes me up,  sets me straight, and gets me in running  order.    Will you help, Con.?"  "Will I help! Sybil Lamotte, if she  comes back, will be warmly welcomed by  me, and by all W���������, if I can bring it  about."  He sprang to his feet and seized her  hands. "Thank you, Conny,"��������� he cried;  "my heart is lightened now;'* I can 'bide  my time,' as .the 'novels 'say; Only, do  your part, Con." ,   ���������  "Trust me for 'that. Now come to  lunclieon, Evan." - ��������� '  He 'dropped her hands, and turned  away abruptly. ���������   * /������������������       ,  "Xwon't! I can't,", he said,' almost  gruffly. "Go in, Con!, and be.prepared  to welcome Sybil tack; and I,'' he added,  moving away, and turning a. wicked look  over his shoulder, "will be prepared to  welcome Burrill; a low, ironical laugh  followed these words, and Evan .Lamotte leaped the low garden palings, and  went back as he had come, by the river  way.  "What can that strange boy mean,"  thought Constance, ' gazing after him;  "he makes me nervous, and yet he was  reasonable after his fashion. Poor Evan,  he is indeed unfortunate; here he has  been breaking his heart, over Sybil, and  before night he may be singing in some  saloon, in a state-of mad intoxication.  Altogether, they are a very uncomfortable pair to entertain in one half day,  Frank and Evan Lamotte."  take them in some shape or other, at  one time, or another; these/soft hands hit  hard, but���������it's the penalty we pay for  bjing sons of Adam. Although now that  I come to think of 'it, J can't .recall that  I ever insisted upon being a son of  Adam."    .    ���������   ������������������ ,  "Why!" said Raymond "Vandyck,��������� opening, bis eyes . in languid surprise,') "you  talk as if you had received one of those  hard hi(s."    '       . . -  "So I have, my boy; so , I have," he  replied debonairly. "If I were a woman  I would get out a fresh handkerchief and  tell you all about it. Being a man I���������  smoke."' '        ''���������'.>'       ;   -;   '    'r -���������  , Young Vandyck sighed heavily, and  picked up a newspaper, running his eye  listlessly over the columns. Here was  another upon whom' the flight of Sybil  Lnmotte had fallen a heavy blow. He  had'loved "Sybil since they were a boy  and girl, and lately for a few short  months thoy had been betrothed, then  Sybil had asked to , be released, and in  such a manner that it left him no room  for remonstrance. The engagement had  been broken, but the young man had  not. quite abandoned hope.  Now, however, hope had deserted him.  Sybil was lost to him utterly, and hearing the news of her flight ho had rushed  into Doctor Heath's presence a temporary  madman. He could not have found a  wiser or more sympathetic friend and  adviser, and .he fully realized this fact.  The doctor's patience,    delicacy   and dis-  Still it's a hard story- to  cretion had screened him from -the prying  eyes and prating tongues of the curious  ones, who were anxious to probe his  wounds, and see how "Vandyck would  take it," and had made him his firm  friend for always.  Ever since the advent of Doctor Heath,  "Vandyck had been one of his warmest  admirers, and this admiration had now-  ripened into a sincere and. lasting friendship.  "You are a good fellow, Heath," said  Vandyck, suddenly throwing down his  paper. "I want to, tell you that I appreciate , such kindness as you did me. I  don't * suppose you would ever go off  your head like that. I shan't again."  "No, I don't think you will," responded the doctor soberly. "As for going off  my head, Lord bless you, man, it's in  the temperament. I might never lose my  head in just that way. We're not made  alike, you see. Now I should be struck  with a dumb devil, and grow surly and  cynical as time went on, and of all contemptible men a cynic is the worst. You  will have your burst of passion, and  carry a tender spot to your grave, but you  can't squeeze all the sunshine out of  your soul, any more than out of your  Saxon face."  Vandyck laughed dismally.    .  "It's   hard   lines, ��������� however," he.said.  "But I'm bound to face the music. - Only  ���������I wish I could understand it." '  '   "So do all her  friends.    'Ray,   let,  me  give you a little advice."   ������������������  "Well," , -i-  '"After a little,   go ��������� call, on Miss Wardour and talk with her about this .affair.  I think she knows as much as is known,  and I am   certain   sho   has   ndji lost her  faith in her friend."  .'' Thank you, Heath; I will.''     *  Just here the office door  admitted   another visitor in the  form of   Francis Lamotte.  ,    He, too, looked pale and   worn, but he  ' carried his head erect, if not  with   some  I : <        CHAPTER XL  Doctor Clifford Heath sat  alone in. his  office at   half-past   eleven" o'clock;- His  horse, "all   saddled'  and' bridled,." stood  below in the street, awaiting him.    On a  ���������small-stand, near the door,   lay ' his hat,  riding whip, gloves.    On the desk beside  him, lay a small pyramid of,   letters   and  , ������������������        ,    ._���������__���������_   j*___,.__^. and  fashion,  back,   his heels on  much at  papers, and these   he   was   openins,  scanning in a careless, leisurely  with his chair   tilted  high,    his   entire   person   very  ease. ':���������'���������'    '��������� ���������. "'������������������"       ;���������'���������.,*���������        ���������;'���������"'   , .-  Over one le%fcer<he ;seemed. to ponder,  blowing great clouds of smoke ' from the  secret depths of a-huge black Dutch pipe  the while. Finally,'-; he laid letter and  pipe aside, lowered his feet, wheeled  about in his chair, drew pen,* ink, and  paper before him on tlie desk, and began  to write rapidly only.a few lines, and the  letter was done, and signed, and sealed,  with grim satisfaction; then he gathered  up his scattered, ���������missives, and locked  them away carefully. . (  "I won't ko back," he muttered, picking up his pipe once more. I wouldn't go  now for a kingdom; I won't be put to  rout by a woman, and -'that is.just wl-at  it would amount to. I'll see tho play  played oujif, and I'll stay in W���������."  Again the smoke puffed out from tho  black pipe; again the heels were elevated,  and, drawing some papers toward him,  Dr. HeatK' "began' to' absorb the. -latest  news, looking as little like a jilted -lover  or -o despairing;swain, as possible.  Presently tlie office' door opened' to  a-lmit a tall, fair-haired, blue-eyed young  m.m, of aristocratic' bearing and handsome countenance', but looking extremely  haggard and heavy eyed. ���������  Doctor Heath,turned.his head lazily at  the sound of the 'duelling door,-bur, seeing who his visitor was, ��������� he laid -his pipe  aside and arose, with kindly alacrity.  " Come along, Ray, old fellow," he said  cheerily, "why you look as if the witches  had made} your bed." '  "It's about the way I feel, too," said  tlie new comer, dropping wearily into  tlie easy chair pushed toward him.  "Heath, you are a good fellow, and I  can't blame you for thinking me a cad.  Don't sfcop"'your snioke."  "Why as to that," replied the doctor,  easily, and taking a long pull.- at his  pipe, "we are all cads, more or less, in  certain emergencies, and yours was an  unusually severe   blow.    We all   have to  defiance.    "Do,   Heath.    Morning, Vandyck,"   he   mumbled,   flinging  himself  ,;,upon   a   settee   with   scant    ceremony.  "You will excuse me from asking 'what's  ;the ���������news?1."'.  :    "I should ask what's the  matter?" re-  Itorted Clifford Heath, eyeing him closely-/  "Fix   me   up   one   of   your   potions,  Heath," replied Francis, drawing a hard  breath. "I've had another of those cursed  attacks." '  '��������� *:  Dr. Heath arose and went slowly toward  a cabinet, slowly unlocked it and then  turned." and surveyed his patient.   .  "Another attack," he said somewhat  severely, "the second one in three days,  and not a light .'one, if I can judge.. Let  me tell you/Lamotte^ you'must not have  a third of these attacks for some time to  come."  ' ;."���������'������������������    "'.''  '���������'     j  "I won't,"   'replied   Lamotte, -with  a  nervous laugh'.   "This   one has .done .me  up; I feel weak as a   kitten,   meekasa  lamb." ..    ������������������;������������������:     *        -    ���������-���������:.- '-;..       .    ,.'  \ "Humph,." this   from- Doctor   Heath,  who proceeded to   drop'into  a. druggist's  glass,, sundry.'' globules   of   dark'liquid,  which he qualified"' with  other   globules  :from, another bottle; and then half filling  the gla.s.s with some pale brandy, handed  it to Lamotte who drained it. oft eagerly.  y Physician, ' heal,    thyself,",- -quoted  Raymond Vandyck, watching the. patient  with some'interest.    "Why .don't you elb  .your'own dosing-/ Lamotte?" ��������� -   , .  "I'm shaky,-"'replied-Lamotte, 'lifting  an unsteady hand. "And ��������� then we' are  advised to ha.ve faith in our physician. I  should swallow my own mixture with  fear and trembling."  . "And pour it down your neighbor's  throac with entire satisfaction," interpolated Doftnr Heath. *  "Precisely, just as you pour this stuff  down mine. Thanks, Heath," handing  back the glass. "Now .then, we are all  Irjemls here, and you two know what I  wish to learn. Heath," shading his eyes  with his hand as he reclined on the  settee. :"I came back, from a two day's  tramp about tho country in search of  Miss Wa.rdour's robbers, or traces of  them, this morning. Let that pass. I  called at Wardour Place first of all; have  just come from there in fact���������and Constance tells me���������" .     ,  He paused as if struggling with some  emotion, and Ray Vandyck stirred uneasily, flushed .' slightly, jand partially  turned away his face. 'Only Clifford  Heath retained his stoical calm.  "Well!" he said coolly, "Miss Wardour  tells you���������what?"  "That my sister has run���������away."  "Oh! Well, Lamotte, I   am   glad   you  know   ifc.      It's   a   hard   story  to tell a  friend."  "So thought Constance, and she would  give me no particulars, she told me,"  letting his hand fall from before his face,  "to come to you."  "And why to me?" coldly.  "She said that you  knew   the particulars���������that you brought her news.''  -' "True; I did.  tell, Lamotte." ' "  ���������'And'no one WillVtell it more kindly,  I know. Say on, Heath; don't spare 'me,  or mind Vandyck's presence���������I don't. I  know that I must hear this thing, and I  know that Ray is my friend. Go on,  Heath;'.'get it over.soon."  Raymond Vandyck arose and walked  to the window,'standing with his back  toward them while Doctor Heath, in a  plain, straightforward, kindly manner,  told the story of Sybil's flight, just as he  had told it to Constance Wardour.  For a long time after   the   story   was  .done, Lamotte lay  with   his face buried  in his arms, silent and motionless, while  young Vandyck stood like a graven image  at his post by the window.    ,  Finally, Lamotte brought himself to a  silting posture, and, with the look and  tone of a man utterly crushed, said:���������  '' Thank you, Heath. You have done  me a kindness. This is the most, terrible,  most; unheard of thing. My poor sister  must bo mad. She has not been herself,  now that I remember,- for some weeks.  Something has been preying upon her  , spirits. " There has been���������by heavens I  Ray, Ray Vandyck, can you guess at-the  cause of this madness?"  'Raymond Vandyck wheeled suddenly,  and came close to his interlocutor, the  hot, angry blood surging to his face.  "There was plenty of 'method in-this  madness,' " he sneered. "As to the  cause, it may not bo so hard-to discover  as you seem to imagine." And, beforo  they could recover from their astonishment, he was out and away, banging  the door fiercely as he went.  For a moment the lurid light gleamed  in'Frank Lamotte's eye, and ' it seemed  that another "attack" was about to seize  him, but'he calmed- himself with a  mighty effort, and turning toward Doctor Heath, said, plaintively:���������  "Has all the world run mad, Heath?'  What the devil does that fellow mean?"  "I know no more than you, Lamotte,"  said the doctor, upon whose face sat a  look of geuine suprise. "I don't think  he quite knows himself. He has been  sadly worked up by this affair."  "Humph! I suppose so. Well, for  Sybil's sake,' I forgive him, this once;  but���������I hope he will outgrow these  hallucinations.''  "Doubtless he will," replied the doctor,  somewhat drily. "I say, Lamotte,' you  had better run down to my house, and  turn in for a couple of hours; you look  ,dono up���������and you can't stand much  more of this sort of. thing,  now, to see old Mrs. Grady,  mills."  " Then I will just stretch myself here,  Heath," replied Lamotte. "I* don't feel  equal to a start out just now; ,and,' look  ' here, old fellow,'' turning a shade paler,  as'he spoke,' "deal gently with a fallen  rival after this���������disgrace.'  quit the field; but���������don't  too hard."  The doctor drew on his  with grave precision,   put  head, and took up his riding  ,he turned toward Lamotte.  "I   suppose   you   refer   to   Miss Wardour?" he said blandly.  "Of course."  '' Then rest easy. I do not prete^iT"?:-  that quarter. Miss Wardour is yours for  all me; and���������you are not such a fool as  to think that she will .'let your sister's  affair alter her feelings for you���������if she  cares for you?"  Lamotte sprang up, staring with surprise...    ������������������������������������'.���������''  "Why, but���������Heath, you   owned yourself my rival!"  ;������������������   "True." ;.'-  "And���������upon my word,. X believe you  were ahead of the field.'.'     /  "True again; but���������-I have withdrawn."  And Doctor Heath went out, closed the  door deliberately, and ran lightly down  the stairs. He found Ray Vandyck loitering on the pavement. ;.  ' ''I knew you would be ; down presently," said Vandyck, anxiously; "I want  to say, Heath, don't notice what I said  to that cad. He maddened me;..-above all,  : don't think that one word I uttered was  intended to reflect upon her."  "He has withdrawn," muttered Francis Lamotte, settling himself back as  comfortably as pos.ible, and clasping his  hands :behind his head.   ��������� ���������'.'..  "And he means what he   says;   something has  happened   in "my   absence;   I  ' can't -understand it, but it's so much the  better for me."  I   must   go  over  at the"  . Francis Lamotte went about as usual;  with a little more of haughtiness, a little  more reserve, and just a tinge of melancholy in his manner. He took Constance  at her word, and came and went very  much as of old, but was so watchful  over himself, so subdued, - and as she  thought, improved in manner, that she  declared confidentially to her aunt that  he had become "really quite a comfortable person to have in one's parlor." She  ceased snubbing him altogether, ' and re-v  ceived him Avith the frank ��������� graciousness  that used to charm Doctor-Heath;, assuring herself, often, that "trouble was improving'poor Frank."  Evan Lamotte was Evan Lamotte'  still. Now drunk, now sober; a little  more furious and ready to quarrel than  usual, when in his cups;'a little more  taciturn and inclined to , solitude in his  sober moments.  Doctor.Heath, wont   about. among his  patients, wearing his usual cheery smile,  speaking   the   usual    comforting   word,  smoking,   philosophizing,     rallying   his  friends, satirizing his enemies,genial, in-'  dependent, inscrutable as ever.   He never  called at Wardour Place,   of   course.   He  never sought an opportunity ' for moctiifg  or seeing Constance, and he never avoided her; altogether, his   conduct,    from a  romantic standpoint, was very   reprehensible. ��������� ���������  , And Constance; perhaps of   them   all,  these three' days had effected the greatest  change in her, as any chain  of   startling  or strange   events   must,  'in a measure,  change the current of thought   and  feeling in a   life   that   has hitherto, floated  under a roseate   cloud, on a sea  without  a ripple.    She had been rocked by storm  waves; had seen-a bark shipwrecked close  besido her; had even encountered mutiny  in her own craft;   when   the   lull came,  and she drifted quietly, she found herself  forever   face to face with the ' facts   that  sorrow and trouble.were   abroad   in   the'  land that. crime   existed ' outside of the  newpapcrs; that heartache and ' self   dissatisfaction were   possibilities,   and that  even a queen absolute might come under  the shadow of each   and   all.    Not  that  Constance had never been   aware   of   all  these things, but   we   never   can Realize  what we have never experienced.  We look sadly sympathetic, and murmur "poor things," when we see some  mourner weeping over a dead loved one,  but we never comprehend the sorrow  until ,we bury our own dead.  ( TO BE CONTINUED.)  . CH.EAP,   BUT 'COMMODIOUS.;  A Hennery That Will House a tarce Ktun--  ber of Fowls.  Those who wish a plan for a-cheap,  and commodious hdnnery  that will  if ���������  ���������necessary accommodate a -large number;  ������f fowls will be interested in one just  eompleted by a practical poultoyman.  The drawing of the building shows the  ���������north, and west sides.    The  building is  16 by 20 feet, 16 feet high to roof peak.  Fig. 2 represents the inside of the building as follows: C, roosting and general'  room; B,  eggroom,  feedrooin,   etc.; A  A A are nests.   In the recess there are  three rows of nests, one above the other;  5, door opening from outside building;  6, door opening from feedroom to recess, nest boxes and roosting room. Fig.  3, nest boxes, 13 by 20 inches.   These .  boxes aro all movable for arranging to  suit circumstances. By raising a board,  . Of . course,   I  ride   over me  riding gloves  his hat on his  whip; then  One   of  Cairo last  Trolley Car Ilaroms. '   ,  the   questions   that   agitated  winter   was, "How   can   the  CHAPTER Xfl.  Saturday, Sunday, Monday, ,'; three  days; three nights. - The , events chronicled in the foregoing chapters, crowded  themselves into the space of three   days.  But these were exceptional days: life  does not.move on thus, especially in the  usually staid and well regulated town of  W���������. Men and women are not qualified  to run a long, high pressure race. Action,  and then���������reaction.' Reaction from every  emotion, every sorrow, eveiy joy. God  help us.  We weep for days, but not for years.  We'suffer, but here and there comes a  respite from our pain. We hive in a delirium of joy for a brief space1, and vegetate in dullness, in apathy, in hardness  of heart, in indifference, or in despair,  according to our various, natures, for the  rest of our natural lives. So let it be, it  is the lot common to all.  "No man can hide from it,   but   it   will  find him out,  -Nor run from ifc, but ifc overtakethhim.'.'  '    After the robbery, after the flight, after  the coming and * departure   of   the   two  detectives,   dullness   settled   down upon  our friends in W���������.  It is needless to chronicle  the news of their daughter's  Mr. and Mrs. Lamotte. ���������  That is a thing we can all understand;  we can picture it for ourselves.  Mrs. Lamotte shut herself up in her  chamber, and refused to be comforted by  family or friends. Mr. Lamotte, bitterly  grieved, terribly shocked, did all that a  father could do,, which was in effect,  nothing.  One day, the mail brought them a copy  of the marriage certificate of Sybil Lamotte and John Bun-ill; but that was  all. Where the fugitives had gone, could  not   be discovered.  the effect of  flight, upon  street   railway company be compelled to  "curtain   more effectually the    trolley car  harems?"    A large part of   the city,,and  by no means   the   European    section exclusively, is   served -by   ,a rapid   transit  system.  The cars do not differ materially  from the open cars   employed ,on   Canadian lines, but the rear   seat   is'reserved  for women instead   of   smokers,   and its  use is indicated by   curtains   that might  bo drawn, bat in practice are not drawn,  at the sides.  There is no curtain in front  to' divido   the   harem    from    the   other  seat's, and on   an   important   route," like  that, for   example,   from the  Ezbekiyeh  through the Boulevard   Mehemefc   Ali to  Old Cairo, the'   ceaseless   chatter   of   its  black cloaked,    black   veiled   occupants,  regardless of the silk robed men in front  and the bed night capped   hangers on at  the sides, gives a hysteric .suggestion   of  a picnic attended by masked   mourners.  Many of the   solid   Moslems   of Cairo  are disquieted   by   the   publicity  of the  street car harems, and their feelings   are  understood and to some extent shared by  a few   of   the   Ahalo-Egpyfcians   of the  second and third generations.    The short  line of the Constantinople   underground  railway is more mindful of   Moslem customs.  The harem divisions of its cars are  fully curtained. .But these   divisions are  too small to hold the women   who   flock  from   the   Galata-Pera   sections   during  shopping hours to the bazaars   of   Stam-  boul, and there is usually an overflow, in  the main part of the car.    No   seats   are  provided, and the privacy of the Turkish  woman homeward bound at   sunset after  a war of wits with the stately  diplomats  of the oriental bargain,counters,   is comparable to that of the standing throng in  a rush trip on a Brooklyn   bridge car'.���������  Cdsopmolifcan Magazine.  Private Access:  ; What a blessing no man can hinder  our private access to God. Every man  can build, a chapel in his breast, himself  the priest, his heart the sacrifice andfche1  earth he treads on the altar.������������������Jeremy,  Taylor. '  Hi'srhly-Developed Sense of Smell.  Why should ifc be considered strange  that, an animal depending on its nose as  much as the dog does should bo able to'  distinguish one sceeit from another when  mankind, can do the same to fully as delicate a,degree? A friend of mine told  me he could lean over a kettle of boiling  glue stock (horrible smelling stuff) and  distinguish any perfume from any other  on a handkerchief. Julia Brace (deaf-  blind) could assort the clothing of her  fellow pupils after coming from the wash  by smelling ifc. Llnnie Haguevvood (another deaf-blind girl) knows every dish  on the table on coming into the room.  James Mitchell (a deaf-blind man who  died about 1S30) recognized his friends  by their smell, anil even formed his  likes or dislikes- of strangers by. tluifc  means. The Rev. M. B. Wynne wrote  me that his young brother-in-law could  always tell whether a rabbit was in its  burrow by smelling at the opening.  The deaf-blind always display this extreme delicacy of- scenting powers (except, of course, in such -. cases..as Laura  Bridgeman, Ragnhild Kaafca, . Willie  Caton, etc., where the senses of tasfcu and  smell were destroyed by the disease  which ruined their sight and hearing),  and ifc would seem thab they only appreciate distinctions which those in possession of all their senses neglect. I know  that doctors will say that fche organ of  smell is but; vestigial in man, while fully  developed in dogs, bnfc no brained man  tracking hound ever displayed more delicate "nose" that Julia Brace did, and  a stubborn fact like that counts strong,  regardless of whafc anatomy says.���������Forest  and Stream.  A  CONVENIENT HENNERY.  hinged, one can readily examine fche  nests from tho feed or egg room. Should  a hen wish to sit, take out one of fche  nest boxes, turn it end for end, thereby  placing the end that is closed up in1 the.  roosting room, which prevents the other  hens from bothering or annoying ��������� her.  Ifc is so arranged ��������� that ��������� the sitting hen  can go out in a little yard, scratch and  dust without,any inconvenience or annoyance .from the others. The egg or  feed room has .shelves' in it and *a loft  (which is reached by a ladder made fast-  np fche side) where the feed is kept.- Fig.;  4 represents 'the' roosts, two-, feet apart,  of sassafras. Fig. 5, represents a "flooring  of boards,, with the same slant as the  roosts, but placed two feet away from  the roost. The'- droppings, falling' on  these boards, roll down into a trough at  the lower end, as shown. ��������� In .the east  side of the house is one large sliding  window and in the south side two, wiiH.  wire fenders or screens over all three.  A building of this size and kind can ac- _  commodate 200 chickens' with ample  room.    i  '��������� Watch the Poultry.  When fowls are judiciously fed, made  to take exerciso and their quarters kept-  clean "and free from lice, there is comparatively no trouble With sickness, except in',: cases of contagion.  When the combs and wattles of fche  fowls are of a bright red color, ifc indicates a condition of health,  "������������������when yon can enter the henhouse  after dark and hear no wheezing, it  proves there are not any roupy fowls in  the flock.  When the edge bf the comb and wattles is of a ' purplish red and the movements sluggish, .there is something  wrong. , -  .;���������*��������� ������������������;;.'.  When fowls lie' around, indifferent  to their surroundings, they are too fat,.  and death from apoplexy, indigestion  or liver complaint will result' unless  the trouble is corrected. *"- ���������  When tlie fowls are restless and constantly picking their feathers, they are  infested with vermin.   ;'.-'  When young poultry, especially ducklings, appear to have a,sore throat and  swallowing is difficult, it is tho symptom of the large gray lice on the neck.  As soon as a fowl gets ill isolate it.  and commence doctoring it at once. The  trouble with far too many is that they  wait until the disease is in its advanced  stages before giving medicine.' A very  sick fowl is difficult to cure, and when .*���������  cured ifc is seldom of value afterward.���������  Cable in Massachusetts Plowman.  Preserved Bees.  A chemist has" announced that he has  discovered a method of treating eggs so  that they will not  spoil, and ho asserts  that in tho future drinks in which eggs  lire used will be mixed with eggs chemically insured. Eggs have been manufactured by artificial means so cleverly that  it was difficult to tell them from the  real  article, bxit the discoverer of this  remarkable method of preserving eggs  alleges ' that he is the first man in the  fieid to .'��������� succeed.   Nearly all.   of  the  .small  soda water  stands  that  may be  found  through���������the  thickly populated  New.York districts serve egg phosphate.,  during the summer months, and it occasionally happens' that  an egg of  the  1896 model gets mixed with a 1897 phos-,  phate, with results that  are disastrous  to the  soda water proprietor.   The inventor of the new method believes that  his eggs will do more than'the police to  keep   the   peace   during   the summer  months   in these  soda water districts.  Thus far he has niade no explanation, of  his new invention, but,.he alleges that  it has been thoroughly tested and found  satisfactory. '���������tewatttffWiMtfliiirl: im-i.rattaitou������M������M������������ n-i-in.mirini'flffirtw-r'f -W-ii-tii...  TV-ri  *-���������-    '* - -  (  i  It  B  w -  I"  ������"'  1  ra  if  ODEPEKS TOBEFfiEE.  NEW YORK PHYSICIANS SAY LEP-  .ROSY IS NOT CONTAGIOUS.  .", * ' ���������.        <  Foxrr l'afients Escape, hut No Search Will  he   Made   for  Them���������The   International  ���������J-eprosy   Conference    Recently   Decided  .,   .      . *  That Leprosy is Contagious.   '  -In the-future lopers will be allowed to  Walk tho-stre'ets 'of New York with just  as much freedom and with the same immunity from arrest as is enjoyed by that  part of mankind free from the dread  disease. *    '"  This 'statement is official. It comes  direct from President Wilson of the  board'of health.       '  "Under no'circumstances," he said  recently,* I'will the board of health of  New York " city ever again recognize  leprosy as a disease . that should be isolated.' The.' best experts in the city of  , New York have declared that it-' is not a  '' oontagious disease and that with the  conditions'existing in   New    York   ifc is  ��������� entirely   unnecessary   to   isolate     those  suffering with it "  ���������'��������� This statement was brought out when  .President Wilson was asked about the  recent escape   of   the   four   lepers ' from  ��������� North Brother island.  For more than a   year   these sufferer's  from the   scourge have been isolated   on  North Brother island.    Time   and again  each of them has   expressed   a desire for  freedom, but on*account of the precedent  established by fh*'. Josep'h'. D.' Bryant and  Dr. ���������Edison of isolating.lepers ��������� they were  kept in sfcrict'"se61usion.  -Dr.   George  B.  Fowler, the medical adviser at the board  of. [health,   -has    protested    continually  against the'isolation of these men, claiming that leprosy is not a contagious   disease. l. . ���������  ,   In his   contention    he   was upheld by  such specialists- in ��������� skin    diseases. as Dr.  George Henry Fox,   Dr.    H.'   J. Piffard,  Dr. E. R. Bronson and Dr. A. R. Smith.  These physicians, with   Dr.    George   B.  Fowler -as, chairman, constituted a   com-  xpitfcee<appointed   last;   December _ by the  Medical'Sdcieby_, of   fche   County jof New  York to investigate leprosy.' After an ox-  haustive*|-study"of the disease theyjroporb-  ed to'thoTSocioty that leprosy--is'probably  an infectious/disease. A"  disease 'though  infectious Is not  necessarily   contagious.  also in me.  I will not leave you comfortless."���������T. L. Cuyler.   , '   '  Why She Didn't Lausli.  Little Ethel, who had been sent an  errand, returned rather hurriedly, and  called out to her mother:���������  "Oh, mamma, what do you think? A  little girl was crying in the street just  now, because she had lost some money  her mother had given her. Some people  laughed, but not me."  " "And why did'^nofc you laugh', dear?"  asked the mother.  "Because, mamma," ' said the child,  with trembling lfp���������"because the little  girl was me."  SAVED BY A SONG.  How a Georgia Negro Minstrel Earned' His  Passage Home From London.  "As an illustration of the sentiment  awakened by tbe,old songs that, belong  to the southland,' said a   Virginian to a  ROCKS AND   LEGHORNS.  Why They Are   Among  the  Best  of  All  -  Breeds of Poultry.  Mr. E., O. Roessle, the well known  poultry breeder, says in an exchange  that the breed par excellence known  from one end of the country to the other  is the Barred Plymouth Rock. There is  not a farmer, amateur or fancier who  does not at once recognize the sterling  qualities of this most popular of all  breeds'. ' It is almost useless to enumerate their qualities, they are so well  known. Yet they live up to these qualities and maintain year after year the  excellence which is the foundation of  their popularity. For egg producers,  when eggs are highest in price, they  are reliable. For good, large bodied  specimen's, when meat is demanded,  fchey seldom failj and for hardiness and  Cincinnati Enquirer reporter, "I want to  relate tho story of an incident thab came j general health fchey  have no superiors  under ..nay. .observation, while   I   was In   They are  nofc  beautiful, except  in the  eyes of - their admirers, yet  This   contention  specialists in" skin^  *  of   the; ..Now*.'- York  diseases   is-ih direct  contradiction to the   conclusion .arrived  nfc/.by.the 'international leprosy conference  , which,closed*its session   in Berlin a few  >    \ddys ago    The conference which  was attended by the most eminent  and learned  leprosy specialists in the world,   decide :  "The leprosy, bacillus is tbe true   oa-j.s;*.  of the disease.  Leprosy is .contagious VjiT.  not horeditary.-" '.."' ' ,-     ;_"-,    ,  After the report ���������of the, special csni-  mifcfcee appointed by fche Medical Soci ^y  of tbe County of New/ York had boe/i  , made Dr. Fowler* ..began .to agita.te the  doing away with the house of-i'sblation  on North Brofchor island for lepers A  half dozen victims of bhe disease were-  inmates of tho house at that time, and  two of them recently .escaped. The ro-1  maining four continued to be isolated  until a few nights ago. Then, the watch  on them having been relaxed, they lowered a boat from its davits and fche four  of them rowed to New York whore they  have been ever since, associating with  those with whom fchey come in contaGfc  wibhout lot or hindrance.  This freedom they will continue to enjoy.    "Wo are not   only nofc making any  attempts to capttire them,"    said   President Wilson, "but we will not take them  back even though thoy should   return on  their own accord.    We are through   with  lepers, because tbe   board   of   health has  every confidence in the   statement of the  eminent   committee   that   examined the  subject   thoroughly   and   declared   that  with the surroundings that exist   in this  city leprosy is not a  contagious   disease.  Of course   every   effort' will be mfade to  .__keep lepers   frpm   other   countries' from  : Jioiifing to .America, but   under ' no .cir-  ���������  oumsbances will the'board of health ever  again isolate a .person'because'he'may'be  .afflicted with .leprosy.''  This position of President Wilson is  ���������upheld by Dr. Fowler, who is the medical adviser of the board.  "It is an outrage,"' srfid   Dr.    Fowler,.  ���������*'"both on the lepers and on the public to  a' fsola'te tho':' fprmer.    Bajcked   up   by the  ','������Qpi^lon, off-some of the'most learped -met*,  of the world, I have decided, in   spito of  ���������public opinion, to do away   with the isolation of lepers.    My    course will bo unpopular,   I   know,    but   I will fight'the  ' thing out on the lines   I   have indicated  eo long as I romain   connected   with the  board of health.  "Ifc is nofc the provinco of the board of  health to take care of .lepers.; That is a  duty devolving on tho Federal Government. The latter should establish a hospital for the treatment of������������������ leprosy, but  with the conditions that "exist in New  York or any other American city it is  worse than foolish to .pursue the policy  of isolation."���������New York Journal.  big as a yam. >  followed with  a lumn  Belinda  observation, while   I  London eight or nine years ago.  "I was a stranger and the prospect  was not a pleasant one, but I happened  to see the name .of a man from my own  State on the hotel rogister, and, although^ I did not know him, determined  to send my card to his room. Then a  happy thought struck me, and I hunted  up all the Southerners who were stopping in the house, and running a sprig  of mint through a number of cards, sent  the hall boy to deliver them. "A half-  hour later, eight men, two from Virginia, four from Kentucky, one from  Georgia' and two from Louisana lined up  before the bar. and���������well, the friendship  thus formed ��������� lasted through - the week,  and a few evenings _ before my steamer  was to sail the party was augmented by  five more from the new world, who were  gathered around a table in' a comfortable  cafe partaking of a farewell supper.  "In tho midst of the noise and laughter no one noticed an aged negro who  entered and stole, quietly to one corner  of the room. Placing his hat on the floor  he swung his guitar into position and  attracted our" attention by striking a  few preliminary chords, then iu a sweet,'  melodious baritone "he began to sing 'Ella  K.e'a.' Glasses were placed quietly on"  the" table, fche noise and laughter ceased,-  and we all.,were thinking alike���������of  home.   , .   '  "I"-know I was, for there .was  in my throat as  "The musician  May':������������������  " 'Lovely Belinda, Belinda, Belinda,  My sweet Belinda May;  I could work in the fields  And be happy all day  If you -would only smile on me,.    '    ." ���������  My sweet Belinda May ' '      ���������;',  -"And then the'guitar spoke" sbffcly'for  a moment, and,-,! fancied the old fellow's  voice quivered with emotion as the sweet  Strains of 'Old Kentucky JSome' flooded  Ijhe room with a mist of tender memories.  "The   hat   was   filled   in a  moment,  .paper money, silver and gold pieces were  '.fairly*  showered   onto   it,    the. recipient  looking on in   amazement.    .At   last  he  broke out with:���������'  " 'Bress Gawd, gen'l'men. You all  must come from home Yes seh, gen'l-  inen, I knows you do, cause day don' do  no'seen things as dis yeah in dis country.'  " 'Where do you come from, uncle?'  asked some one, 'and how do you happen  to be way out here?'  " 'Lemmc tell you, gen'l'men. I come  from Geo'gia, an' I was born in Atlanta.  You see I kin sing tol'ably well, an' one  day a Yankee gen'l'man come down our  way an' ho says as how lie want to get  some cull'd folks to trabble in Europe,  in a sort o' -minstrel company. Wull,  sehs, he done tell we all how much  money we gwine get, so me an' some of  de young folks go long' wid him. He  takes us to England fusfc, but de business ain' no good nohow, so he try  Paris, an' .at las' we go to Germany.  Things kepter gitfcin' wuss, an' so one  mp'nin' we wake up an' fin' we all ain'  got no manager an' no money nufcher.  " 'Mos' ob do young bucks dee gits a  chance to do waifcin' an' sech, but de ol'  man jus' bet-n workin' bis way rouu' de  kentry singin' songs dat nobody seems  to wan ter hear nohow.  '"/'Soon -as'I see ' you gen'l'mentu'n  rouij' an' lis'en dis evenin' I know rigfch  erway yon*: all-must come from home, an'-  I wanter thank you gen'l'men, 'deed 'n  does. Grecious! I am' seen so much  money in my life befo. Gen'linen, do you  low thers nuff money here to ait the ol'  man back home?'  "Well, there's rjofc much more to tell,  only the following Saturday saw the old  fellow on.one of the big steamers with  his passage paid^to-America. and enough  money to carry him "back to his old  home in Georgia  their admirers, yet there is a  certain steady, businesslike air about  these plain specimens which appeals to  all classes and stamps them the great  money makers of poultrydom.  profitable.   Does any other breed com*-  bine more good qualities?  Their enemies, and they have some,  call them spring and summer, layers.  They will lay as strong in the dead of  winter as any other breed if projperly  housed. ' Being a closely feathered variety, they need warm quarters. Keep  them shut, up all wanter in a house  where the water never freezes in the  pans, feed them liberally and keep them  busy and they will lay continuously,  and when spring comes and the warmer air, permits them to run out they  will, like all other breeds, increase  their egg yield, but, in. greater proportion. They are the fit mates for the  Plymouth Rocks for egg' production.  Being a nonsitting variety, they continue tho laying when the Plymouth  Rocks become broody.' -  The great objection to the Leghorn is  said to be its small carcass for market  purposes. ,.' This is hardly an objection  except to those who demand size and  weight alone. As the chicks grow very  rapidly and are very active, they can  be made to dress as fine a broiler for  Bweet, fine grained meat as any breed  known and at the earliest broiler season    A s roasters there is nothing better  BY SEA TO  SIBERIA.  A Successful Expedition nl  Twclvojiteam-  ers to the Wni-ei and Obi.  The attempt to reacn * the Siberian  markets oy sea from England proved  very successful ana profitable this year,  though Captain Wiggins', the p'oneer. of  the route, took no pare in rhe expedition. .-  Last summer after delivering his cargo  safely at the Yenisei Captain Wiggins  lost his' steamer, the Xortb*. Star, by  stranding iu the'fog on the Yugor'strait  but brought his ship's ' company home  withouc harm after" a long journey  through the Samoyed'country '   '  The   expedition    this   year   was   on a  more ambitious scale tnan   any sent out*  previously.    A   fleet of 12 steamers   left  England at the end of July.    The vssscls  made their   way   separately    across   the  White sea to Chabarowa,    on ��������� the Yugor  strait, to which   a coaling ship had been  sent in advance, and then    px*oceeded together in the ice formation between Wai  gatsch island and the mainland with tbe  Bleucathra, the   strongest   vessel, as an  ice breaker in fche   lead. .The precaution^  token were useless,' however, as ''the season   happened   to   ,be   unusually   open.  The Kara sea and the straits   were    free  from ice,   and    the expedition   saw none  either going or   returning.    Nevertheless  the lead had to   be   used   constantly, as  the charts proved worthless.  Alter rounding White island in safety  the fleet separated, four steamers, working .their way south up the -?long and  shallow gulf of Obi,' .while the'"others J,,  followed Captain ' Wiggins.' usual route  to the Yenisei river, where,their cargoes,  consisting in part,of supplies and ma  terial- ,for ������ the ��������� Transsi Iberian railroad,  were discharged, .and three jbf tha vessels,  intended for [service- oh '"��������� Siberian  and on .Lake Baikal, were'left  ���������...������  #  * ii  ��������� -m  ���������"I  'If  If  1  ' ���������'- 'el  "'sit  .;/'-  'i'Iui  "V-i������l  11  ,.1  'V -  'J 1 .4f>'ll  ���������"." ���������������������������'.f'pi  cargo,  .save  specimens  takem   The ObiisquadronVwentf^.!.^  Nahodka'bay,' which is neaT^tae^;^$fi������sS^^M  Mwm0wm%\  OZMiVrrW<p!m}Z$lMtm  fliSIH  Farmer Timothy: "Them sofles, young man, may be ail the-stanle, but ������  Would take-a:circus actor to,lie down in one of 'em/'  .' It is* safe to say that the demand for  Plymouth Rocks is far in excess of that  for any other breedi ,\This dobs not reflect; urifavorabjy oh tho other >breeclsi.!  It simply shows that they are the public's favorites. - .'  The very best quality any breed '.can  have is hardiness." A'-vigorous constitution in fowls is the first thing to consider. With ifc we may expect a good  growth, an early maturity, a good egg  yield.and a fine carcass; without it we  cannot depend upon any of these results  with certainty. Health and prime condition go hand in hand, and both mean  the best results obtainable in poultry.  The healthy hen is the egg type,and the  showroom specimen. Condition should  be the first consideration. Where can  be found a healthier, stronger and more  reliable breed than the Barred Plymouth  Bocks? Glimatic conditions do not affect  them. They are bred in .all sections of  our country.  -They are alike indifferent  than a vvell fatted, three'pound Leghorn  cockerel. ...    ,  To conclude, therefore, we may consider that "the great business team of all  the ' breeds'' is the Plymouth Rock and  the Leghorn.  *    *.        Soil Effffs..at Home.  , Farmers should never ship eggs until  they have first endeavored to get better  prices for them nearer home. If thoy  would retail their eggs and seek customers, a large sum would be added to the  receipts from poultry. Fresh eggs are*  always salable, for every family must  at times have them. It frequently happens, when eggs are scarce, that ono  farmer must buy them from another;  and in every- village and ,.town will be  found those who prefer to buy from tho  farmer than* from the dealers.  no return  ber, was  as far as  mouth of the Obi river, where  of tugs and large" barges-  met  fortnight;   was    spent     in      ex  freight.     Ihe   Obi    barges were 2()0:;feet  long   and   carried    each    1,000    tons  grain.      Wheat, oats, ��������� flour   of,' a  grade, horse' hair and hemp were loaded  on the British 'ships. '0j^M  The cargo taken-out by'this fleebrfs-in  teresting.      It consisted in main part|;pf  tea pressed infco    bricks, which    wassail  disposed of at high prices. .��������� "Until thelfail  road is completed    it   has ^-been  that ifc is cheaper to ship tea  around   the .world   .to   Lond  transpurfc ifc thence by sea    to  comparatively shorfc distance of  ing   point   than   to   use   the  methods   of ��������� caravan ��������� transport  which Siberia still depends'for its ^^de|-|;||||5^^|^^  with China. -The Transsiberian*raiirbadfi^||#si'.^^|!  will change all chis. Ifc is of infcerest.%o^ti^fe  that some of the steamers" towed' freightif  barges with  them   from    Vardoe. 5%THe'"'  fleet assembled for-the return   afc  island  the middle of September, and   thoughlit^  >een  -proveh"'.'S^&^M���������$$#|  from ehmam;4*WS^K!#|  'mm  *Ml  It was out of the Yugor,sfcrait^by^-'^^vl^^ip  CATCHING A BURGLARS  !;||||||i|ii||^j  ��������� Mere Trespass. ,  The second floor front was furious.  "A  woman who will  serve hash  with  hair in  it,"  he insisted,   "ought to   be  hanged!"  "Isn't that rafeher a'severe penalty for  mere tresspassing?" faltered fche hall bedroom, who could be as mean as if be were  fche parlor down  stairs.���������Detroit Journal.  Believe Also in BiCe;  There is no journey of life.,-bufc   has its  ^ev;fen"::xei^..^ Those   daj-s  -|that.,ha'\*;-;a;.r_|jyi^h|j'5uhrise   followed   by  ���������}' eudden ?'..^n'nUer*-i3laps and bursts,.of. un--  ";'=. looked--'f]oWsbr'ro'ws are the ones'   th'at* te'st  -.^certain":of our graces'1 the?* most,-, severely:-'  Yet the ''���������'���������law. of   spiritual   eyesight very  closely   resembles   the   law   of physical  optics.  When we   come   suddenly out of  the sunlight into a room even  moderately darkened,    we   can   discern  nothing;  but fche pupil   of   our eye   gradually enlarges tmtil unseen objects    become   visible.  Even so the pupil of the eye of faith  has the blessed-fa*cn'lfcy>:"of/, enla'rgipg..'in'.  dark hours of ^bereavcirienfe,    so|_.thafc;;,we  discover that our' 16virjg Father's' hand is  holding the'*pup of.Ar,i|}>i^di}^vand--b.y ,*  the cup becomes   luminous   with  gl6ry.  The fourteenth   chapter   of   John.never..  falls with such music on our ears as when  wo catch   its   sweet   strains   amidst the  pauses of a storm : "Let   nofc   our hearts  be  broubled; ye.Jbelieve   in    God, believe  Progress in Victoria's KeifiTn.  "When   Victoria   was   called   to   the  throne fche   United   Kingdom   contained  20,000,000 people," writes   William George   Jordon    of   "What   Victoria     Has  Seen," reviewing,    in  the Ladies' Home  Journal, the world's progress during the  pf of the English;:sovereign's  ,03.elay^ 'it   has ..jover'.' 39,00,0,000.  iiie'n'^'of: the^ ti-QJe OJaid the nation would'go. to   pieces. H-' The_y ^claimed  ifciCQukl never govern its home   and  cpl"  Onial ' possessioas.   ���������Un.der   Victoria the  jn,eiwA territory acquired'''ai6he; is- one-sisfbh*  tdirgBr than all Eurdne. ,.lMro-aay': Victoria  rules over 402,514,000 people, or twenty-  seven per oent. of   the  population of the  globe. Her Empire extends over 11.399,-  316 square   miles,   covering  twenty-one  per cent of the land of the   world.    The  United Sbate3, afc the   time of Victoria's  ooi'onation, had only   17,000,000   people;  to-day   it   has     70,000,000.      Arkansas,  ���������M'issoxiri'and Louisiana were -then West-,  erh frontier States.' AU our territory,  wfest of .;the   Mississippi.: contained   less  ������������������rpspp'te.'.' than Philadelphia '/has to-:day.  Our present fcrans-Missi&sippi population  exceeds in number that of tho whole  country in 1837. Our territorial area has  increased seventy-five per cent.; our  National wealth has increased about seventeen hundred per cent"  to cold or heat. No matter how low tho  temperature, .this popular American  breed attends strictly to business, and  if they are comfortably housod at night  and kept busy during the day we may  loolc for a full nest box afc gathering  time. Still, they lay a brown egg, and  if the demand should be for white eggs,  or both white and brown, we must look  for another breed to run side by side  with them, in order that the demand  for both may be supplied.  Among the business breeds which lay  white eggs -our choice is limited���������we  have  the Leghorns, Minorcas and An-  dalnsians.- The Minorcas lay a large,  fihe egg,- and, if properly .handled, plen-  ^pf.-.,them-rT.bnt are: they; business egg  maohihesP.-vThe Andalnsians' also   are*  pf6lifid'iayersVbut if- we breed'them to  perfection is the demand sufficient to  justify their beimg kept fox��������� profit? We  rar'e for$ed.-.-to fali^back on the Leghorns.  Sere we iiave truly egg-machines. ;��������� Can-,  they  be beaten in  this quality?' The  choice of the entir*- family is probably  the White, Brown or Buff.   Ifc matters  little which we  select���������it is a fancy;  admirers of each claim superiority. Are  fchey popular?   Yes���������almost as much so  as the Plymouth Rocks.    They are well  distributed throughout the country. The  public hasr" adopted them, and the demand for'them has been, is and always  wiy. be' strong.   Any person who cannot  make money out  of eggs  and   keeps  White, Brown or Buff Leghorns does  not deserve to be called an egg farmer.  They are active, healthy, beautiful and  Wicker Furniture.  There is an impression that wicker  furniture is for' summer or cottage use  only. This is a mistake. Wicker furniture when suitably upholstered-: is an  excellent all round furniture, and especially adapted to small rooms where  massive pieces are out-of place. Here is  what a-writer in The Woman's Coiu-  panion says about, it, and her remarks  are supplemented with an illustration  of some bits of English wicker:  There are wicker settles, as there are  wicker chairs, galore, strong, graceful,  WtCKER SETTLE, STAXD AND CHAIR.  comfortable and adapted to meet the  wants of the woman with a slender  purse aud artistic longings. Mattress  cushions of liberty cretonnes transform  these seats infco positive iuxury.  say if  I were  Then  Ho T$ejjs  He���������Wha*- would  you  to kiss you?  She���������Well, if you knew your business, I wouldn't pot a chance to say  auvfching.���������Cleveland Loader.  The Xoang Electrician's Clever Plan and     :'  How It Worked. h^?$&$  The'brilliant young amateur electrician./f^i  had a great scheme. ..        _ r'-._'..-'..;���������';������_',__,-������  Ifc so happened that there1- had' been a'������������������.;?.';���������,-;  large number of  burglaries  in the neigh- >yifl  borhood, and the young, electrician thought K}>  it would  be a great  thing for him  if he .  could catch the perpetrators. ���������: -V ���������"���������-''-  The father of the young electrician had ,,.:  peat confidence in his boy,- and in cbnse- :,r  quence he entered heartily into the plan.- -  " *  "Late tonight when you come in, "ex-    :  plained the young electrician, "you must.,;���������-���������'��������� ^  leave your key in the door.    That will be is ;  thebaifc." _. ,; .'^; ;^ ^  The old gentlem/tn nodded. " -^"';���������?:*  "I will have a wire strung so that -the-;-'VJ;  key may be charged with electrioity,-,'.''^!.^  went on the young electrician. '' That will v;:  be the hook." . "f'::   'v  The' old gentleman rubbed his hands v > y:  and nodded again. ' ���������.;/.-.'"'-.':-;:^i  "Between the bait and the hook we will : >;  land some of these prowlers tonight," as-',..,inserted'.the young electrician.     ,',        '' 7  "Well, I rather guess," returned the old; :������������������  gentleman enthusiastically. ���������-      ��������� ��������� ���������':       ;.-';������������������:'-:-;.<;  That night the old gentleman went to,,-!  <  his Club.'   ,. ������������������.-,���������.:, '/���������   .*������������������:���������'���������_ . '���������',.: ,'. \ _���������".���������.,..'.,;;,., ��������� -; ',..'������������������';���������;���������  The young electrician strung'hiswire '"  and waited."   '     '.'���������"      '   \;     ';v; ���������'������������������;' i,.^  The policeman on the beat stopped at   > .  the basement entrance just to "get a bite". . .  and see that no one had run away with !  the cook. .".".;'"' ,"���������' '"   ,������������������������'���������������������������������-''  The young electriciah became tired-wait- V  ing and began experimenting with bis  wire and the battery.  Tho old gentleman came home from the  club in a cab a little before midnight.  The cabman had "been there before," ..���������  and he solicitously inquired if he should .  find the keyhole for the old gentleman.  The old gentleman thought it would be  a good plan.  As the cabman turned a baok somersault over tho railing of the front porph  he kicked the old gentleman in the stomach and knocked him down the steps.  He also gave a yell that could be heard'  eight blocks and landed on the neck of the,'  policeman, who was just backing avray .,  from the basement door with a piece of pie  in his mouth. :  It spoiled the pie.���������Chicago Post..   _j_v    .*  A Brutal Sport.  'fHow tradition repeats itself 1"  "Does ifc?" -..-'...   _' ',    -     -  "Yes. ' The original Cain rush re'sulted-i- i -.������..  in ;the death of Abel."���������Cleveland'PlaW ;)���������-; -..  Dealer. ���������      -.   .       '.'���������''"'"'������������������''���������At..'-���������������������������  'A.' Tube Straightening' Machine.  As  is generally  known,  when  cold,  drawn steel  tubing  ehj'erges from  the  die it curves  niore or less and mnst be  straightened before it' can be used.  This  process   of  straightening  has   usually   ���������. . ���������  been ''done-.by hand;   but  a machine  which  is made  at  Hagerstown,- Ind.,  not only straightens tubing,, .but at the  same time polishes it and removes dents,  kinks and  all other  imperfectiona . Ifc.  will  operate  equally well on gas pipe  cw.ehaf tings.���������Iron Age.  :?������������������.(������>;  ������SS|  Iff  -i*jr*iw'i  St  I till TITO-Sill.  TZHIE 1S98  REGAL  Perfection  RANGE  Unapproachable in  Design,  Finish and  Selling Points.  Has a Patented Draw-out Grate Feature  Second to None as a Baker and Cooker.  Entirely New Flae Construction.  Will worn where others Fail.  Most Economical on Fuel.  V������ ry Easy to Manage.  Get "one of these  Ranges and  see how  - much it is ahead of all others.  Eveiy Cooking Stove fully Guaranteed.  All Casting kept on hand.  Write for Catalogue..  AUCTIONEER.  SOLE AGENT  NANAIMO, B.C.  died on the H-.M.S. Satiel'te, was buried  there.,  The concert last evening in aid of Trinity  Church drew an audience which ovei flowed  the seating capacity of Cumberland Hall  M'M Chambers, assisted by Miss Flo Watson  an entiled t> much credit for its success.  A lelter received frrm Mr. Edward  Davis, (rom .England bays he arrived  home safe, but is no better, the doctor  there declares there is no hopes of his  being better. Mr. and Mrs Davis  desire to be remembered to their many  friends here to whom they feel grateful  for the help extended to thetn.  A pat ty headed by John Eraser which left  here three week* ago expecting to take the  Ii-landtr at Nanaimo for the north; but that  boat got all the passengers it could carry at  Victoria and gave Nanaimo the go-by. The  Union boj a shipped the 23d ou steamship  Pukshan which called at Nanaimo from Vaii  louver.  We will have located in our midst in a  short lime Mr. Alex. Pirie, who will carry  ou a general photographing business inti o-  ducing new sceuic effects with a'I the latest  novelties in the photographic art study.  Copying and enlarging promptly attended  to. and first clans work guarn e*d. Babies  F r r its md Parlor Interiors a. psoi *ty.  The effects of the .assigned estate of A. C.  Fulton, consisting of a cooking stove"; heating stove, mtttressei, scales, steelyards,  meat hooks, cleavers, stwa, feed boiler,  sausage machine, also butter worke.-, 2  rifl>8, saws, shovels. - picks, etc., wifl be  uold at auction at Courteury at 2 p m,,  March oth.    A. H. McCallum auctioneer.  BIRTH  Callander.���������At Union Feb. 16 to' the  wife of Mr. James Callender, a son.  PERSONAL.  V. Sobarsohimidfc has been putting in the  Winter at Fort Yukon.  Mr. Geo. Creech left Victoria for the Yukon abont two weeks ago.  Mri Louis Davidson has been confined to  tbe home for several days with cold.  ' jf r. F. J. Dilby expects to leave on Friday, bis objective point is Skagway.  Mr. Sam Vas* v*a������ injmed yesterday ;.  fie mine, bat not seriously it is hoped.,  Mr. John Piercy will sell off his stock,  ������to., sad leave for the Yukon in a month or  f      ' C ' 1 ; - l  * 8y������. ,  Mr! M. Lindsay and, family formerly  of the Lindsay House, are residing in  Victoria.  Ifrs. L. P, Eckstien will leave on Frilay   1  for the wast. Mrs. Eeks'-ieu's health nt*ce*;������i  tatos a change of climate.  Mr. Robert Graham left three weeks aio  with banes so sell at Victoria. From there  he left for the Yukon.  We are   glad   to   learn that   It r.    Mr  Doddfl who has been   confined to the  house  v   with a short illness is ont again.  Mrs. C. G. Garrison, formerly oi thia  place, died in Lea Angeles on Feb. loth.  Toe family toe moving to Vancouver.  Mr.   Bert   Moore is   rapidly   learning  photography   of Mr. M. F. Kelly,  and is  ���������^faady to take your picture natural as life.  Mr. W. R. Robb of Comox had a very  sudden attack of illness "last week; from  Which We tie pleased to learn he is rapidly  recovering.'"   "  We regret to hear .that   Mrs. Hauck���������  wife of our popular   merchant and fellow  ,'.'<5t sen, Mr. Gus Hauck---has been quite  ill while visiting in Victoria.  Mrs. Chas. Watson and children will  leave oii Friday's boat to, join Mr. Chas.  Watson in Victoria where he has a position  ipfitk "Mr. Si������on Lieser; Mr. Watson and  ftenily have resided here for four years and  will be missed by their friends. Master  Qeorp Watson, the carrier boy of the  He** it frobabiy the best known lad in  Cbo eity, and has proved in every way capable and trustworthy since entering our ser-  Tiee. George has also acted as janitor for  Trinity Church in a satisfactory manner.  We wish the best of luck to all the family  to. their new home.  LOCALS.  Marrochi Bros' whole wheat   bread can't  tie beat.    Give it a trial.  Invitations are out   for   the   marriage of  Mr. Tom Hudson and Misu Nellie Piket.  A. new shaft will be sunk not far trom  ������������������tbe'saw-mill near the railroad track.  H.'M.S. Pheaton sailed from Comox  ���������fcarbor last Friday. Two boats are  expected in during this week.  If our readers have any local news of in  teres*," we will be pleased to insert same in  the local column, if brought to the office.  A number of  families   are expected to  arrive here from Nova   Scotia���������perhaps  50 or a. 100.    The men will find employ  ment in the mines.  About 50 people were down to the  station to see the "boys" off for Klondike  last Friday morning. As the train steam  ed out a ringing cheer was given the  steparting adventurers.  A sailor died on board the H. M.S.  S>neaton and was buried in the English  Cborch yard last week on Tuesday; ju*.t  twoyfears  from the time   the sail������r who  AUCTION.  I will sell on my premises at auction  on Tuesday March 8th, at 1 p.m., my  stock    consisting    of  horses,    harness,  _.i  wagons, sleds, cows, ��������� farm tools, machm-  1 ���������  ery etc.,  ��������� All sales unier $25,011 cash; over  $25.00 on approved notes-ai 8 per cent  interest,, for six months. -  JOHN PIERCY.  FOR LEASE.���������The fine stock ranch  of John Piercy on the beach about two  2 miles,below Courtenay. Enquire at  News Office or on primises.  ��������� Passenger List.  Per City of Nanaimo, Feb. 55:  Carto, E Keyser, G. Williams, M. Mer-  ritt, Hashiui, J. T Collins, fl. Ha-dwin, T.  Arao'ck, Bemde. M. Poff, Ruby, Mr. and  Mrs. O-tacy, Mr?. Pollock, James Pollock,  Alex. Pollcak, Miss McCann, Mrs. Wilkinson, J. McGill, Mr. S. Rinner, Mr3. Spance  R. Swan, J. Coburn Graham, Chalmers, G.  HaucK, P.- D. Little. Mr, Graham, M Boyle  ��������� Mis3 Graham, Mr, said Mrs. J. Piercy.  A H. McCallum, licensed auctioneer,  will attend to all sales in the district on  reasonable terms.  MM SHIPPIB.  Feb; 1���������Wellington   left with 2650 tons  .   coal for Frisco.  ������     "���������Tug   Tepic,   208 tons coke 213  tons coal for C  P. R.  " ' 22���������Capliauo, 70 tons fuel  '���������'   23���������Mamie 23       '     "  "   24.���������Oscar, 140 tons coalfor C. P,R.  ."        Sau Matt-.������, 4300  tons fo; S. P..  "        P.'ikshiju, 66 torn. fuel.  26        Rapid Tr;in>-i!-,   257 tons coal for  ,U','������S." *tr. Oregti^v nt Seattle  "        Tepic, 2JK '������������������>��������� t) coaf & 193-of coke  Mitimola, 3250 tons for S. P. I  "        Miachb f. 4 tons fuel. |  28'       Lois, 200 tons'for Snpa.r Ronn'rv  I  Bark Carondelet loading coke for Mexico    t  The crowded state of our columns prevent  'the pnblicatinnthie week of the very inter-  : eating proceedings of the Farmers' Institute  They will appear next week and  the  admi-r  - rable papers read there will also be  given a  place as soon as practicable.  Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Harrigan have left���������,  Mm. Harrigan for the old country and Mr.  Hp rrigan for���������perhaps up north.  Gordon Murdoek,  <  Third St.        Union, B.C.  IL fc \[ lii ill fci U ������*���������-��������� &:; ii .- llbl  i j ���������  Time   Table   P*o.   20,  To iaku effect ai. 7 a.m.  on Thnr&day   N*>v.  4ih   1897.    Trsma ruu in, i'^citic  Standzud time.  GOING NORTH���������Read down.  Sat. &  I Daily. | Sund'y  Lv. Victoria t'01 Xaitaiiiio f;r.d |"a: m. ) i-.m  Wellington  j   y.oo   I    S.tt)   .  Ar. iSaiimnio   |   j2.ii0 |   8,10  Ar. WelliujfLoi*.  |   12)45 |   0.35  .    GOING  SOUTH���������Read up.  -      i    A-M   I    P *     -  i Dailj. I Stu. &  '"'uisri'v-  Ar. victoria ,    12.C7 i   7 f-ts  Lv. Nuuuiuiq for Victoria. .    |   8,iC    |    3 3������i  Lv. WeliiiKton for Victoria   |  8.25    |   3 25  For rntes and informat.ioDfi.pp3y   ut Coie  panyV offlceB,  A. DUNSMUIR, JOSEPH HUNTKll.  PrOBident.. Gen'l Sir, 1  H.K. PRIOR.  ������������n. KrciKht. and Pussenicrr Attl  in all its branches,  and Wagons neat-  NOTICE  During my temporary absence Mr.Ken-  neth Grant will conduct for me the under  ���������.taking-   business.    Orders left at my residence   on   M.trypim Avenue will receive  prompt attentmn.     P.O. Box No 5     ���������  Ouniberl.'inc'i, Jan. 29. 98.   Aiex. Grant.  '   FURNITURE  SALE.  There will be offered  for sale by and after Frid.v.  the 4th March inst all the fun*  iture in my house in Union con  sisting of piano, cutlery, crock -  ery, drawining room .furniture.,  over-mantle fixtures, ornaments, curtains, ^ chains, oilcloth, tables, bedroom furniture,:.  stove, etc.  The, articles to be-sold may be  inspected and bought after said  4th March.   ' .   \.   ,*���������  I       Apply to L. P. Eckstein.  / >*,-  1  We have ji������^ receive a ear--  load'Ir^Bii tlie li^timu-  ges  5  inning  Center Tables  These l^eodr are all of the JLate  are  TIP ������7kM  A  \  <  *��������� i  (


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